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RECORDS AND FILES 



OF THE 



QUARTERLY COURTS 



OF 



ESSEX COUNTY 



MASSACHUSETTS 



VOLUME VI 
167M678 



SALEM, MASS. 
PUBLISHED BY THE ESSEX INSTITUTE 

1917 



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THOS. P. NICHOLS & SON CO. 

printers 

Lynn, Massachusetts 



RECORDS AND FILES OF THE QUARTERLY COURTS 
OF ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS. 



Court held at Ipswich, Mar. 30, 1675. 

Judges: Mr. Samuell Symonds, Dep. Govr., Major GenrlL 
Denison, Major Wm. Hathorne, and Mr. Edward Ting, part 
of the court. 

Jury of trials: Mr. Daniell Epps, Edward Lomas, Walter 
Roper, Samuell Graves, Thomas French, Mr. Rich. Dummer, 
jr., Wm. Chandler, Richard Dole, George Kilborne, John 
Bayley, John How and Nath. Wells, Mr. Walker, Symon 
Stace, Jo. Knight and Capt. Brocklebank, in one action. 

Mr. Dudly Bradstreet, Thomas Jacob, Jo. Peabody, Nathan- 
iell Rus[t], Fra. Browne, Rich. Hutton and Elisha Ilsly took 
the freeman's oath. 

Nathaniell Putnam, in behalf of the owners of the Iron 
works at Rowley Village v. Ens. John Gould, Mr. Thomas 
Baker and Nathaniell Leonard. Review of a case tried at the 
last Ipswich court about the burning of the Iron works. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff. Ens. John Gould appealed to the next 
Court of Assistants, but not bringing sureties to prosecute 
his appeal, it was declared void. The testimonies of Looke, 
Ramsdell, Blishman and Hood were objected to by plaintiff 
as not having been taken according to law, they living within 
ten miles and not present, and also because John How testi- 
fied that Ramsdell revoked his testimony, which was objected 
to before the case was committed to the jury.* 

*Writ, dated Mar. 20, 1674-5, signed by Robert Lord,t 
cleric, and served by Robert Lord,! marshal of Ipswich. 

Copy of agreement, dated Apr. 6, 1674, between the owners 
of the Iron works at Rowley Village, and Samuell, Nathaniell 
and Thomas Leonard, sons of Henry Leonard, relating to 
making iron there by the ton: the Leonards were to repair 
the chimneys, backs, &c., to stop the leak in the dam and then 
to deliver the house, works and all utensils and appurtenances, 
with the wood and coals at the works or in the woods, to the 

t Autograph. 

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2 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

owners or some one or two of them for the use of the rest; the 
owners were to speedily provide a stock of coal and mine, and 
bring it to the works, which the said Leonards are to make 
into good merchantable bar iron with due care and diligence, 
with as little loss of coal or mine as may be, for which the 
Leonards were to be allowed 51i. 10s. per ton to be paid in 
corn or iron at 24s. p C; they were to have the use of two 
fires for the present, and what iron they made in excess of one 
ton per week for a month together, they should be allowed 
61i. per ton; the third fire is reserved to be disposed of by the 
owners as they shall see cause; the Leonards were to keep a 
true account of every week's product of iron and at least once 
a week, or oftener if desired, deliver the iron to the persons 
appointed, or if in anchors, the number of them; they were 
to take care to prevent danger or damage by fire or water, 
the necessary charges to be borne by the owners, and for other 
accidents or breaches that may happen without their fault 
or neglect, said owners were to repair speedily, or they may 
do it themselves and be allowed for it upon account, that the 
works may not stand still anj^ longer than necessary; what 
mine they should dig or wood cut, when materials are want- 
ing at the works, they should be allowed for in iron, at the 
rates given to other men for the like work, that they may 
never be out of employment; they were to observe the order 
and direction of any of the owners, especially in time of danger 
or floods, for taking and keeping down the flushboards; this 
agreement was for six months, and the Leonards were to have 
the use of two-thirds of the house, the other third to be at the 
disposal of the owners. Copy made. Mar. 24, 1674, by Rob- 
ert Lord,* cleric. 

Writ: Nathaniel Putnam, in behalf of the owners of the 
Iron works v. Ensign John Gould, Mr. Thomas Baker and 
Nathaniel Leonard; trespass; for employing Nathaniel Leon- 
ard, without their consent or knowledge, to work in their 
forge at the Iron works whereby either wilfully or through 
extreme carelessness and negligence, said forge was burned 
and all in it to the value of between 200 and 30011.; dated 
Sept. 14, 1674; signed by Daniel Denison,* assistant; and 
served by Robert Lord,* marshal of Ipswich. Copy made 
by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

At a meeting of the owners of the Iron works at Rowley 
Village at Salem, viz., Mr. Bradstreet, Major Genrll. Daniel 
Denison, Mr. John Rucke, Ensign John Gould, Nath. Putnam 
and Thomas Andrewes, on 22 : 5 : 1674: "M'' John Rucke, 
Corp" John Putnam & Tho. Andrewes they or any two of 
them are required & impowred to treat & agree upon as good 

*Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 3 

tearms as they can for the benefitt of the s*^ owners with some 
skilful & meete workman, for the reedifyinge & repairing the 
forge at the s^ works lately demolished by fire, and desire that 
it may be done & finished with as much speede as may be, 
and wee doe heereby promise for our selues to discharge & 
pay our seueral pportions according to their engagement, and 
shall endeauor, that such of the owners as are absent shall doe 
the like, or for default thereof by any of the owners, they shall 
be reimbursed by the first Iron that is made at the s*^ works, 
with due allowance for their forbearence, only it is desired 
the s*^ owners may not be engaged to pay any part thereof in 
money or not aboue an 8 p* thereof at the most. Further it is 
ordered & agreed that Nathaniel Putnam shall & is heereby 
appointed & impoured to sue," etc. Signed by Simon Brad- 
street, Daniel Denison, Nathaniel Putnam, John Gould, who 
signed to the former part for the rebuilding but not in regard 
to the suit, John Rucke, Thomas Andrewes and John Safford. 
Copy made by Daniel Denison.* 

Joseph Bexby* and Abraham Reddington* certified, Mar. 
26, 1675, that they being desired by Nathanell Putnam to 
tell him how much the damage of burning the forge house 
amounted to, said that "John Perly by bargaine had too 
hundreth and teenn pound and three pound more aded and 
we count one hundreth pound in Iron and what the chimnies 
and the stocks and bellows and the matters that are considra- 
ble about them as leather and nailes may arise unto." They 
appraised the damage at 21011. "Joseph Bixbe doth not 
looke at himself to be owner of any parte of the works." 

Nathanell Putnam's bill of cost, 31i. 15s. 8d. 

William Smith, Jeremiah Hood and Thomas Looke deposed 
that they being at John Gould's house some time in July last 
when some of the owners of the Iron works were there, they 
heard the latter say that they would have the works stand 
still. Then Mr. Thomas Baker and John Gould said if they 
would pay the colliers in the pay agreed upon, they would be 
willing for the work to stop, but the owner who would have 
them stand still would not pay the colliers and Major General 
Denison made this answer, that he had no pay to spare, "let 
the works goe till they have payd all old debts, but I would 
haue them make no new debts," and then he rode away. All 
the others went also and they came to no agreement. Said 
Looke deposed that Gould and Baker never hired him to work 
with Nathaniell Lenard in the forge, nor did they promise him 
any pay, but said Lenard hired him. Sworn, Nov. 4, 1674, 
at Ipswich court. Copy made. Mar. 26, 1675, by Robert 
Lord,* cleric. 

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4 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

John How, aged about thirty years, deposed that he heard 
Thomas Andrewes say to Ensigne John Gould that he would 
not consent to Nathaniel Leonard working there, and if he 
did, it would be at Gould's risk. Further that Thomas An- 
drewes said that he could save himself though the works were 
burned, for he and his brother Gould had agreed that Nathaniel 
Leonard should not work without Goodman Looke, etc. 
John Wild testified to a portion of the foregoing. Sworn, 
Sept. 29, 1674, at Ipswich court. Copy made by Robert Lord,* 
cleric. 

Evan Morris, aged about sixty-six years, deposed that he 
being at the works the evening before they were burned, he 
saw Nathaniell Leonard leave work and never saw so much 
care taken to put out the fire as at that time, though deponent 
had been a retainer there three months, with bed and board. 
Sworn, Nov. 4, 1674, at Ipswich court. Copy made by Robert 
Lord,* cleric. 

Edmund Bridges testified. Copy made by Robert Lord,* 
cleric. 

Robord Bates deposed that John Gould hired him to carry 
the coal into the coalhouse and to make up the doors so that 
the coal might be secure, and he was to be allowed 4d. per 
load, etc. Sworn, Mar. 12, 1674, before Samuel Symonds,* 
Dep. Govr. 

John Ramsdell and Thomas Looke deposed that after the 
owners left John Gould's house, Nathaniel Leonard told 
Baker and Gould that he should go to work under the old 
agreement, and until his brother Samuel came he would hire 
another man, but they forbade him. Nevertheless Leonard 
went to work and threatened John Gould when he found him 
at the works, etc. Sworn, Mar. 12, 1674, before Samuel 
Symonds,* Dep. Gov. 

John Floyd, aged about thirty-seven years, deposed that 
Goodwife Leonard and Nathaniel Leonard said they were 
done at the works and would work no more and deponent saw 
that their goods were gone out of the house, save a few trifles. 
Also Samuel and Thomas Leonard were also gone, and John 
Gold asked deponent to agree with the owners to carry on the 
Iron works. Sworn before Daniel Denison.* 

Jacob Towne, aged about forty-four years, deposed that 
Ensign Gold told him at deponent's house that Nathaniel 
Linerd had been to him that night and told him that the 
ringer was lost and he had made one. Also that he should 
begin to blow on the next Monday morning, and that he had 
engaged Jeremiah Hood to work with him. Sworn in court. 

*Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 5 

Henry Kemball v. Augustin Steadman. Verdict for plain- 
tiff.* 

Zacheus Courties, jr., aged about twenty-eight years, de- 
posed that his father and his brother John Courties carried 
two loads of clay to the Iron works last spring upon account 
of Ensign John Gould and Mr. Thomas Baker, and the Len- 
ords daubed two of the chimneys at the works. They also 
employed the Courties' to mend the wheels and repair the 
works. Sworn, Mar. 12, 1674, before Samuel Symonds,t 
Dep. Gov. 

Letter of attorney, dated Mar. 10, 1674, given by Daniel 
Denison,! John Safford,t Simon Bradstreetf and John Rucke,t 
owners of the Iron works at Rowley Village to Nathanel Put- 
man. 

Jeremiah Hoode and Elizabeth Blichman deposed. The 
latter testified that Nathaniel Leonard came to her master's 
house when he was not at home and told her that he had 
blown at the works. When her master came home, he went 
to get his horse to ride to his brother Thomas Baker's, etc. 
Thomas Looke testified to a portion of the same. Sworn, 
Mar. 12, 1674, before Samuel Symonds,t Dep. Govr. 

Zacheus Courties, sr., deposed. Sworn, Mar. 12, 1674, be- 
fore Samuel Symonds,t Dep. Govr. 

Copy of papers in an action of Leonard vs. Mackfation, 
Mar. 25, 1673, in Ipswich court made by Robert Lord,t cleric. 

Edmund Bridges, aged about thirty-eight years, deposed. 
Sworn, 10 : 1 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

William Smith and Jerimiah Hood testified that they heard 
John Saford and Mr. Rucke say that they were willing the 
works should go if they might have their share of iron. Sworn 
in court. 

Jeremiah Hood and Elizabeth [Blichmjan deposed. Sworn, 
Mar. 12, 1674, before Samuel Symonds,t Dep. Govr. 

Willuiam Curtisf and Edmond Bridgesf certified that by 
information of Iron works' builders and other workmen who 
have great insight into such matters, they appraised the 
damage at 21011. Sworn, 10 : 1 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,t 
assistant. 

John Ramsdell deposed that he came into the forge and 
looked up the chimneys and that they were sufficiently mended. 
Sworn, Mar. 12, 1674, before Samuel Symonds,t Dep. Govr. 

♦Thomas Kimbol deposed that being at Newbery a few days 
after the cow in controversy was found, he asked Steadman if 
he did not dig a well behind his house at Bradford and he said 

tAutograph. 



6 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Leift. Philip Nellson v. Robert Savery, Wm. Bolton and 
John Woolcott. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

Ossmand Dutch v. Samuell Bishop. Debt. For two oxen, 
a net and mending a net. Verdict for defendant.! 

yes, and deponent, in behalf of the selectmen, distrained it, 
for there was a cow stranded in it. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: Mr. Phillip Nellson v. Robert Savory of Bradford, 
William Bolton and John Woolcott of Newbery; non-pay- 
ment of rent according to lease; dated Mar. 18, 1674-5; 
signed by Robert Lord,| for the court; and served by John 
Acie,t deputy for Robert Lord, J marshal of Ipswich. 

Summons, dated Mar. 18, 1674-5, to John Woolcot of New- 
bury, for appearance at the next Ipswich court, signed by 
Robert Lord, J for the court. 

Agreement, dated Oct. 16, 1667, between Philip Nellson+ 
of Rowly and John Woolcott of Neubery, that whereas a judg- 
ment was granted to said Nellson against said Woolcot for 
not finishing a house and barn according to covenant, proved 
by Robard Savory and William Boulton, said Woolcot now 
engaged to finish them according to the frames now erected 
and was to bring his brother Thomas Tharla within one week 
to be engaged with him; that four pounds be given to Richard 
Dol for Mr. Philop Nelson and Thomas Thoral; also that the 
buildings be finished before the next June, and that Mr. 
Nelson be harmless from the two tenants now upon the farm ; 
said Woolcot was to bring Thomas Thoral on the next Wednes- 
day to Mr. Nelson's to free the latter from all damage the 
tenants have sustained since they have been upon the farm 
with relation to the buildings. Wit: John KnightJ and 
Nathan Parkar.| On Oct. 23, 1667, Thomas Thurrell ac- 
knowledged himself bound to the performance of the fore- 
going engagement before witnesses, William Tennyf and 
John Sticknee.J Sworn in court. 

Philip Nellson's bill of cost, 31i. 9s. 

Received Dec. 7, 1672: 14 Bush. Wheate at 5s., 31i. 7s. 
6 Bushells Rie at 4s., Hi. 4s.; Feb. 10, 19 Bush. Indian at 3s. 
21i. 17s.; 4 bush. Barly, 16s.; oats, 2 Bushells at 2s., 5s. 
a day's work, 3s.; an axe, 8s.; Nov. 8, 1673, 24 bushells Barly 
41i. 16s.; 1 bush, wheate, 5s.; for your wife's nursing, 10s. 
Nov., 1674, wheat at 5s., 41i. 5s.; an axe, 8s.; 1 pound tobacco, 
Is.; total, 19H. 3s. 

fWrit, dated Mar. 19, 1674-5, signed by Robert Lord,| 
for the court, and served by Robert Lord, J marshal of Ipswich. 

Samuell Bishop's bill of cost, 12s. 2d. 

^Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 7 

Robert Savery v. Mr. Philip Nellson. Non-performance 
of a covenant. Nonsuited. 

George Norton v. Samuell Cogswell. Debt, in fish. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff.* 

Robert Ames v. Edmond Bridges. For withholding pay 
for a steer. Verdict for plaintiff, who acknowledged satis- 
faction in court. t 

Nathaniell Putnam v. Robert Sanford. Review of a case 
tried at the last Salem court. Verdict for plaintiff. Appealed 
to the next Court of Assistants. Robert Sanford, with Mr. 
Francis Wainwright and John Wainwright, as sureties, was 
bound. Said Sanford made allegation in order to a nonsuit, t 

John Hov*', aged about thirty-five years, testified that he 
went with Osemen Dutch to Mr. Samuell Bushep's house about 
the latter end of September and reckoned accounts, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

Dinah Bishop, aged about seventeen years, testified that she 
was present when the account v/as made up. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated Feb. 22, 1674, signed by Elias Stileman,§ for 
the court, and served by Robert Lord,§ marshal of Ipswich, 
by attachment of the farm commonly called the Great Pasture 
on the other side Cheabaco river. 

Bond, dated Apr. 29, 1674, given by Samuell Cogswell§ to 
George Norton, shipwright, for 501i., in money and refuse fish 
to be paid at the He of Sholes in beef, pork, wheat and Indian 
corn. Wit: William (his mark) Hillton and Nathanll. 
Wright. § Sworn by the witnesses before Samll. Dalton,§ 
commissioner. 

tWrit, dated 26 : 9 : 1674, signed by Hilliard Veren,§ for 
the court, and served by Robert Lord,§ marshal of Ipswich. 

Walter Fayerfield, aged about forty years, testified that 
being in company with Zacheus Curties at Mr. Gedny's at 
the beginning of the last winter, he heard Samuell Symonds 
say that he and Edmond Bridges had agreed that said Sy- 
monds should make a cubbard and other joinery ware by a 
set time, and if he did so, he was to have a steer for pay, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

Moses Tiler and Zacheus Courtis testified. Sworn in court. 

Zacheus Curteus, Moses Tiler and Daniell Wycam testified 
that Bridges promised that if Simonds recovered the steer 
from Ames at Salem court, then he would pay for the steer and 
all court charges, etc. Sworn in court. 

JWrit, dated Mar. 11, 1674-5, signed by Hilliard Veren,§ 

§Autograph. 



8 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

for the court, and served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Copies of papers in a similar action tried at Salem court in 
June, 1674, made by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and at the Court 
of Assistants Sept., 1674, made by Edward Rawson,* secretary. 

Copy of a town order, 11 : 11 : 1635, signed by Jno. Ende- 
cott, Thomas Gardner, Roger Connant, Jeffry Massey and 
Edmund Batter, made by Bartho. Gedney.* 

Robert Sanford's bill of cost, 21i. 8s. 6d. 

Nathaniell Putnam's bill of cost, 31i. 

Nathanill Putnam, jr., aged upward of nineteen years, de- 
posed that ever since he could remember his father Nathaniell 
Putnam had improved the land in controversy between Rob- 
ert Sanford and Nathaniell Putnam by cutting down timber, 
and had cleared the swamp and upland for mowing to the 
amount of five or six acres within the fence. Also within the 
fence toward the sawmill, he had often felled timber and 
cleared the swamp to make two or three acres of meadow. 
Sworn, 17 : 1 : 1674-5, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 




Plan filed with the Putnam v. Sanford case showing a portion of what is 
now known as the Nurse farm. 

Nathaniel Ingersol, aged forty-two years, and Jonathan 
Walkut, aged thirty-five years, deposed that they were de- 
sired about five years ago by Nathaniel Putnam and Joseph 
Hutchinson to run a dividing line between James Hadlocke's, 
Joseph Hutchuson's and said Putnam. They began at the 
great white oak tree which is now marked for a bound tree and 
stands near the fence of said Putnam. Sworn, Mar. 29, 
1675, before Edward Tyng,* assistant. 

Nathaniel Ingersol, aged about forty-two years, deposed that 

*Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 9 

John Hathorne v. Mr. John Gifford. Battery. Verdict 
for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants.* 

about twenty years ago he was at the dividing of the farm which 
formerly belonged to Mr. Stileman and John Pease, and they 
began at a great white oak tree near Job Swinerton's house, 
and so came down with a line to the northerly side of the 
orchard which is now in the possession of Robert Sanford, 
and then over a little brook, thence to near a great white oak 
which is now marked for a bound tree and so continued run- 
ning the line to or near the place where the two brooks meet, 
but did not go over the brook. Sworn, Mar. 29, 1675, before 
Edward Tyng,t assistant. 

Steven Hasket, aged thirty-eight years, deposed that he 
heard Nathaniel Putnam, sr., say that it was better for Robert 
Sanford to be contented, for if he would be quiet, he might 
have more land that was better. Sworn, Mar. 29, 1675, be- 
fore Edward Tyng,t assistant. 

Samuell Putnam, aged upward of twenty-two years, de- 
posed that his father Nathaniell Putnam, etc. Sv/orn, 10 : 
1 : 1674-5, before Wm. Hathorne, f assistant. 

Nathennill Ingersoll, aged about forty-one years, deposed 
that a considerable part of the first fence that Nathennill 
Puttnam set up by the brook that runs out of TownesEnde 
Bishop's meadow, that was, stood upon the south side of the 
brook. Also that it was set up about twenty-three years ago. 
Sworn, 16 : 9 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne, f assistant. 

*Writ, dated Mar. 17, 1674, signed by John Fuller,t for the 
court, and served by Nathaniell Ballard, f constable of Lin. 

John Hathorn's bill of cost, 21i. 18s. 6d. 

Jno. Smith and John Andrews testified that in these actions 
of Jno. Hawthorne's it was ordered that Mr. Giffard be bound, 
saying he was a mad man, and at John Hathorne's going away 
ordered the constable and one or two more to bring them along 
with them. Andrews testified that Hawthorne asked Johnson 
and Basset to stay and bring Mr. Giffard with them. Sworn, 
Mar. 29, 1675, before Edward Tyng,t assistant. 

Christopher Temple, John Smith and John Andrews testi- 
fied that he was present when John Hav/thorne and Edward 
Richards, with others of Lyn, came to levy execution, Mr. 
Giffard's cattle being from home. The cattle were brought 
and Giffard refused to allowed them to be attached, but said 
there were two or three calves and some fat hogs in the sty, 
also some English goods in the house which they could have, 
etc. Sworn, Mar. 29, 1675, before Edward Tyng.f 

t Autograph. 



10 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Hester, relict of John Bond v. Richard Dole. For dower. 
Verdict for plaintiff, her dower, or third part of about twenty 
shares of land and marsh at Plumb Hand which were possessed 
by her husband. Court ordered Capt. Sam. Brocklebanke, 
Lift. Nellson and Ezekiell Northend to set off her thirds.* 

Capt. Thomas Marshall deposed as to being surety for 
Giffard. Thomas Stocker, aged about fifty-five years, de- 
posed. Sworn, Mar. 29, 1675, before Edward Tyng,t assistant. 

Ralph King, aged about thirty-five years, William Bassitt, 
aged about fifty years, Samuell Johnson, aged about thirty 
years, and Nathaniell Ballard, aged about thirty-seven years, 
deposed concerning witnessing the levying of the execution at 
Giffard's house. Upon refusing to give up the cattle, Giffard 
also refused to submit to authority whereupon John Hathorne 
took hold of him by his coat, but he turned away. Then 
Hathorne took hold of his neckcloth whereupon Jeffard struck 
him three blows on his face and also struck him on the head 
with the stale of a rake and told him he was a rogue and if he 
had his deserts he would have been on the pillory before this. 
Also that Margaret Jeffard came out and bit said Hathorne 
upon the back of his hand. Jeffard further challenged Ed- 
ward Richards to fight him. Nathaniell Ballard was the 
constable. Sworn, 15 : 1 : 1674-5, before Wm. Hathorne, f 
assistant. 

*Writ, dated Mar. 12, 1674-5, signed by Robert Lord,t 
for the court, and served by Samuell Plumer,t deputy for 
Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich. 

Ester Bondes bill of cost, 31i. Is. 8d. 

Ezekiell Northend deposed that he went with Mr. Phillip 
Nellson to John Bond when the latter lived at Plum Hand in 
his house which was on Rowley share. Nellson demanded 
pay of Bond for about twenty shares of land and meadow 
which he said Bond had bought. Sworn in court. 

Daniell Epps, aged about fifty years, testified that twelve 
years ago he was occasionally at Plumb Island at Goodman 
Bond's house, when the latter told him he had bought a third 
part of Rowley division. Going there again later about one 
of his sons who was apprenticed to deponent, he saw some In- 
dian corn that was planted upon the sandy ground where the 
pine trees grew and asked Bond why he planted there. Bond 
said for a trial, but it came to nothing, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Griffing, aged about thirty-seven years, deposed that 
he heard Mr. Richard Doill say that he wondered that the 
widow Bond would ever think of recovering her thirds, for she 

t Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 11 

Margret Bishop, executrix of the estate of Thomas Bishop, 
deceased v. Ens. John Gould. Review of a case tried at Salem 
court last November. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

knew that he bought it of her husband and she signed this 
deed and also that which Mr. Juit made to her husband. 

John Willcut deposed that he built a house for John Bond on 
the Rowley part of Plum Island about fourteen years ago, and 
he heard John Bond, Rogers and Troter say that they were 
equal proprietors. Sworn in court. 

John Knight, aged about fifty years, deposed that John 
Bond of Haverhill, late husband to Hester Bond, lived at 
his Plumbe Island house two years, etc. Sworn in court. 

Stephen Grenlefe, aged about forty-five years, deposed that 
he paid Mr. Joseph Juete about 601i. for the use of John Bond, 
now deceased, which was for his share at Plum Island, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

Daniel and Elizabeth Ela deposed. Sworn, Mar. 29, 1675, 
before Nath. Saltonstall.t 

Deed, dated June 27, 1664, given by Philip Nellson,t John 
CarletonJ and Jeremiah Jewett,| executors of the estate of 
their father, Joseph Jewett, for 20011., to Richard Doell, Henry 
Jaquis and John Bond of Newbury, 66 shares of Plum Island, 
Rowley division, bounded upon Ipswitch marsh on the south, 
Newbury marsh on the north, which shares were bought by 
their father Jewett of sixty odd persons, containing all the 
right of almost all the persons in the town of Rowley. Wit: 
Ezeckel Northendf and Jeremiah Elsworth.f Acknowledged, 
June 27, 1664, before Samuel Symonds.f Possession was given 
to Richard Doell and Henry Jaquis, Aug, 23, 1664, by Philip 
Nellsonf and Jeremiah Jewett. f Wit: Hugh Marchf and 
John Mighell.f Recorded, May 10, 1665 in the records of 
lands for Essex at Ipswich, book 2, folio 137, 8, 9, by Robert 
Lord,t recorder. 

Joseph Bond, aged twenty-two years, deposed concerning 
his father's purchase, etc. Sworn, Mar. 29, 1675, before 
Nath. Saltonstall,t com.missioner. 

Bond, dated Aug. 15, 1659, given by Robt. RogersJ and 
William (his mark) Trotter of Newberie to Joseph Jewett of 
Rowly, clothier, in consideration of 60 odd shares of Plum 
Island, for 20011 to be paid within seven years in corn, beef 
or pork at said Jewett's dwelling house at Rowley. Wit: 
Stephen Swetf and Thomas (his mark) Seers. 

*Writ, dated Jan. 22, 1674, signed by Robert Lord,t for 
the court, and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich 

t Autograph. J Autograph and seal. 



12 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT (Mar. 

Robert Dutch v. Samuell Bishop and Margret Bishop, 
executors. Verdict for defendants.* 

Samuell Bishop v. Robert Dutch. Debt. Forfeiture of a 
bond. Verdict for plaintiff. Court moderated the bond.f 

by attachment of three cows, 30 sheep and a joined stool of 
defendant's. 

Margaret Bishop's bill of cost, 21i. 13s. 6d. 

John Numarch, sr., testified that he being present with his 
brother Gould at Mr. Bishop's house, etc. Sworn in court. 

Samuell Bishop, aged about twenty-nine years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

John Gold's debts, 241i. 17s. John Gold's credits, from the 
waste book, for an ox, 61i. 

John Choat, aged about forty years, deposed that being at 
his master Bishop's house four years ago, he asked said Bishop 
to sell him a bullock, and he said he would sell one he bought 
of John Gold of Topsfeild for 61i. Deponent bought this 
beast which was a red pied bullock with a star in his forehead. 
Sworn in court. 

Richard Pasmore, aged about thirty years, deposed that he 
heard his master Bishop speak of the bullock the fall before 
he died. Afterwards the bullock ran away, and his master 
and John Harvey brought him home. Sworn in court. 

John Gould testified concerning the accounts. Sworn in court. 

Robert Lord, marshal, aged about forty-three years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

*Writ: Robert Dutch, sr. v. Margret and Samuell Bishop, 
executors of the estate of Thomas Bishop; for refusing to pay 

13 quintals of refuse fish, which said Dutch delivered to Mr. 
William Browne, jr., of Salem, and which was forgotten when 
said Bishop and Dutch reckoned; dated Mar. 23, 1674-5; 
signed by Robert Lord,| for the court; and served by Robert 
Lord, J marshal of Ipswich. 

John Dutch, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed that 
being with his father at Salem about six years ago he helped 
him to deliver to Mr. William Browne, jr., the 13 quintals of 
fish, etc. Sworn, Feb. 27, 1674, before Daniel Denison.J 

Bill of cost of Margarett and Samuell Bishop, 18s. 

Phillip Fowler, aged about twenty-six years, deposed that he 
and Goodwife Duch were at Mrs. Bishop's house, and they a- 
greed that if her husband Robert Duch, sr., etc. Sworn in court. 

fWrit, dated Mar. 24, 1674-5, signed by Robert Lord,! for 
the court, and served by Simon Stace,| deputy for Robert 
LordjJ marshal of Ipswich. 

JAutograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 13 

Steephen Hascott v. Giles Allee. Debt. Withdrawn, 

John Woolcot V. John Young, Debt, By assignment of 
Samuell Levet of Exeter, Verdict for plaintiff. 

Faith Law, administratrix of the estate of Wm, Law v. 
William Nellson, Debt, Defendant acknowledged judgment 
to plaintiff in corn and money. 

John Acie v, John Pickerd, Defamation, Verdict for de- 
fendant. After being sent out again, the jury brought in a 
verdict for plaintiff.* 

Bond, dated Aug. 7, 1671, given by Robbert (his mark) 
Dutch, sr., seaman, to Samuell Bishop, to be paid in refuse 
fish or mackerel, and delivered at Boston, Wit: Thomas 
Wellsf and Thomas Ives,t Sworn in court, 

Samuell Bishops' bill of cost. Hi, 13s. 2d. 

Thomas Ives, aged about twenty-eight years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

Robert Dutch, sr., aged about fifty years, deposed con- 
cerning delivering the fish. Sworn, Feb. 26, 1674, before 
Daniel Denison.f 

*Writ: John Acie v. John Pickerd; defamation; for basely 
and reproachfully reviling him in a public town meeting at 
Rowley in falsely asserting that he had ruined four persons 
already, naming the persons; dated Mar. 22, 1674-5; signed 
by Tho. Leaver,t clerk; and served by Jeremiah Elsworth,t 
constable of Rowley, by attachment of the house and land of 
defendant. 

John Acie's bill of cost. 

Thomas Remington and Mehittabell, his wife, deposed that 
he, being named as one whom Acie had ruined, denied the 
charge. Sworn in court. 

James Baly, sr,, Joseph Trumble and John Hopkinson de- 
posed that at the town meeting last winter Mr, Jeremiah 
Sheppard came in and was arguing with some persons, John 
Acie then present argued on his side, Jno. Pickard, sr,, being 
there desired to speak a word to Mr. Sheppard and said that 
John Acie standing on his side would not make for his advan- 
tage, for said Acie had ruined Josuah Bradley, Doctor Crosbie, 
Hannah Palmer and Thomas Remington, Sworn in court, 

Richard Swann, aged about sixty-eight years, deposed that 
he was at the Generall Court where there was a case about 
Capt, Marshall's marrying two persons too privately, and he 
spoke to Major Pike about them, Josuah Bradley and Judeth 
Lum, whom he married at Rowley, ''which John Pickard I 

t Autograph, 



14 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

told him was much trobled att: and also that John Acie had 
some hand in it; he replyed he was much trobled at it when 
he heard of it; & he sayd he hoped it should be a warning to 
him for the future." Deponent saw Josuah Bradley and 
John Acie riding to town together the day of the marriage. 
Sworn in court. 

Joseph Trumble, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed 
that being related to John Hopkinson, he knew about his pro- 
ceedings in love which he made to Hannah, daughter of Jno. 
Palmer of Rowley, and was at Palmer's house when there was 
a discussion concerning breaking off the marriage. John 
Acie, Hannah's uncle, was there, and Hannah was in a mel- 
ancholy frame of mind. Acie asked her if Hopkinson had 
given her any tokens of his love and she said he had, but re- 
fused to show them, saying those were the only comforts she 
had in his absence. Finally being importuned by Acie she 
gave them to him, he promising to return them to her in a 
week's time. Later she told deponent that Acie had returned 
the tokens to Hopkinson and had promised to give her ten 
pounds upon her marriage, if she would break off the match 
with Hopkinson. So John Acie broke off the match and gave 
Hannah a coat on that account. Both Hannah and John were 
much dejected, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Pallmor and Margaret Pallmor deposed that they never 
heard their daughter Hannah say anything against John 
Acie, her uncle, ' 'and that we doe beleiue that any good that 
he could doe her by night or by day he would redily and wil- 
lingly haue done it," etc. Sworn in court. 

Mary Pearson, aged about twenty-four years, deposed 
that a while before Josuah Bradley went from Rowley, she 
heard him and his wife say that their reason for going was 
because they could never have any peace since Josuah had 
given in a testimony against Acie and the latter was enraged. 
Sworn in court. 

Abell Platts, aged about twenty-five years, deposed that in 
the case between Thomas Remington and John Johnson, he 
heard John Acie say to Johnson that he would spend his 
estate before Johnson should have the gate* and a quarter 
again, etc. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Wood, aged about forty years, deposed that being 
desired by his brother Todd to get hay from the meadow that 
he took from Dr. Crosbie by execution, they went and found 
Acie there who spoke threatening words and struck several 
persons, etc. John Todd testified to the same. Sworn in court. 



*Gate, i. e. term used in Rowley to indicate a right to pasturage in the 
common land. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 15 

Prudence Cotton, aged about thirty-seven years, being re- 
quired by John Acy of Rowley to testify concerning ruining 
her former husband, Mr. Anthony Crosbey, deposed that 
since she had known said Acy, which was ever since she was 
married to said Crosbey, he had always been faithful to her 
husband, persuading him always toward peace and quietness 
and advising him to take heed of and forbear other infirmities 
Avhich rendered said Crosby obnoxious. He had also been 
faithful in assisting her and the children since said Crosby's 
death. Sworn, Mar. 29, 1675, before Samll. Dalton,* com- 
missioner. 

Abraham Jewett and Henory Rojdey deposed that being 
desired by Mr. Crosbie to witness a deed given by him to 
Jonathan Plats and John Acie of all his houses and lands 
within five miles of the town of Rowley, the latter refused to 
take it, but Crosbie told them it might be well to preserve his 
estate iFor his wife and children. Sworn in court. 

James Baily, aged about sixty years, and Joseph Trumble, 
aged twentj^-seven years, deposed. Sworn in court. 

Ann Swann, aged about sixty years, deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

Benjamin Scott, aged about twentj'-five j^ears, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

Thomas Kimball deposed. Sworn in court. 

James Bayly, sr., and Jno. Trumble deposed. 

Jno. Hopkinson, aged about twenty-eight years, deposed 
that "divers years agoe, myself & Hannah pallmer being drawne 
Into Society one w*'' another, by some of her relations, our 
affections in time being set upon each other, it was discovered 
to my mother, whose consent I laboured to Gaine but she 
stil remained opposite, & the reasons Avas she sayd wee were 
childish: & our beginnings was Contrary to y® way that gods 
people went in: but her cheif Reason was because she would 
not be soe near related to y" Acies: which thing when John 
Acie understood, not many dayes after, he Came to me, & 
told me he did understand that the match between his Cousin 
Hannah & this deponant was broke: I Replyed not that I 
knew of, etc." Sworn in court. 

Samuell Brocklebanke and Ezekiell Northend testified. 
Sworn in court. 

Daniell Wickam deposed that being at work at Mr. Cros- 
bie's house, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Todd, aged about fifty-four years, deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

John Johnson, aged about sixteen years, deposed that he 

*Autograph. 



16 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Mr. Frances Wainwright v. Mathew Stanly. Debt. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff. 

Mr. John Giffard v. Edward Richards. Nonsuited. 

John Hathorne v. Mr. John Giffard and Margaret, his wife. 
Battery. Verdict for defendant. After being sent out again, 
the jury brought in a verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the 
next Court of Assistants.* 

John Hathorne v. Mr. John Giffard and Margaret, his wife. 
Slander. Verdict for defendant. After being sent out again, 
the jury brought in a verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the 
next Court of Assistants.! 

John Hathorne v. Mr. John Giffard. Slander. Verdict 
for defendant. After being sent out again, the jury brought 
in a verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of 
Assistants. Mr, John Giffard bound, with Andrew Peeters 
and Symon Tuttle, as sureties, f 

asked John Acie why he was so set against him as to be Thomas 
Remmington's chief counsellor, etc. Sworn in court. 

Abraham Jewet deposed. 

Sammuell Plats, sr., and Phihp Nellson deposed that John 
Pickard told them that all the troubles in their town were 
caused by Mr. Shepard, and if it had not been for him, said 
Pickard would not have been fined so much in John Acie's 
action. Further he told them that he being at a meeting 
with the selectmen, they thought it best to choose the old 
selectmen to serve again, considering the difficulties of the 
division of the commons. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated Mar. 17, 1674-5, signed by John Fuiler,§ for 
the court, and served by Nathaniell Ballard, § constable of 
Lin, by attachment of the dwelling house and land, a stack 
of hay, cart wheels and utensils of defendant. 

John Hathorne's bill of cost, 31i. 2s. 6d. 

William Bassitt, Edward Richards and Samuell Johnson 
deposed concerning John Hathorne of Lyn, deputy marshal, 
levying the execution, etc. Sworn in court. 

tWrit, dated Mar. 17, 1674-5, signed by John Fuller, § for 
the court, and served by Nathaniell Ballard, § constable of Lyn. 

William Bassitt, Edward Richards, aged about sixty years, 
and Samuell Johnson, aged about thirty-five years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

JWrit, dated Mar. 17, 1674-5, signed by John Fuller. § 

§Autograi)h. 



1675] RECORDS AND TILES 17 

John Hobs v. Robert Bartlet, surety for Sam. Rowland. 
Verdict for plaintiff. 

Robert Dutch v. John Clarke. Debt. Verdict for de- 
fendant.* 

Edward Phelphs acknowledged judgment to Philip Crom- 
well. 

Hugh March had his license renewed for a year, also his 
license for liquors. 

Daniell Clarke had his license renewed for a year. 

John Stone of Beverly had his license renewed for a year. 

Ezekiell Woodward had his license renewed for a year, also 
his license to draw liquors. 

Edward Hassen had his license renewed for a year, also his 
license for liquors. 

Ens. Jo. Gould acknowledged judgment to Robert Pane, in 
bar iron. 

Mr. Thomas Baker acknowledged judgment to Mr. Robert 
Paine, in bar iron. 

for the court, and served by Nathaniell Ballard,t constable 
of Lyn. 

*Writ: Robert Dutch, sr. v. John Clarke; debt; forfeiture 
of a bond for not performing an award made by Ens. John 
Gould, Robert Lord, jr., and John How; dated Jan. 30, 1674; 
signed by Robert Lord,t for the court; and served by Robert 
Lord,t marshal of Ipswich. 

Robert Duch, aged about twenty-six j^ears, deposed that 
several days after John Clarke should have paid deponent's 
father ten shillings in boards according to an award, etc. 
Lues Zakerias deposed the same. Sworn in court. 

Robert Lord, marshal, deposed that he sent John Clerk 
word by his brother Freeman Clarke to deliver the boards, 
etc. Sworn in court. 

Freeman Clarke, aged about seventeen years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

Steven Crose, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed that 
he carried about 180 feet of merchantable boards to Goodman 
Duch. Sworn, Mar. 23, 1674, before Daniel Denison.f 

Phillip Matton, aged about twenty years, deposed that his 
master Jo. Clarke carried the boards according to the award 
of the arbitrators, Jo. Gold, Jo. How and Marshal Lord. 
Sworn in court. 

tAutograph. 



18 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Mr. Duncan had his license renewed for a year, also his 
license for Hquors. 

Mr. Francis Wainwright had his license renewed for a year. 

Samuell Bishop had his license renewed for a year. 

Ens. Jo. Gould had his license to sell beer and cider renewed 
for a year, also his license to sell liquors to a stranger. 

Ens. John Gould was bound, with Mr. Thomas Baker and 
Zacheous Curtice, as sureties. Court not accepting said 
Curtice, Mr. Baker also refused and went away, and the 
appeal did not stand. 

Ens. Jo. Gould acknowledged judgment to Tho. Baker, in 
bar iron. 

Whereas Christopher Codner was bound to Joseph Emons 
and now his parents desiring or taking him away, court ordered 
that if they do take him away, they should pay said Emons 
for his diet for the time he had been with him.* 

*Indenture, dated Oct. 9, 1674, given by Christopher Cod- 
nerf of Marblehead, with the consent of his mother, to Joseph 
Emons of Marblehead, cordwainer, to serve as an apprentice 
for four years to learn the trade of a shoemaker. It was 
further agreed that said Emons should not carry his appren- 
tice ''out of this pattin." Wit: Edward (his mark) Homan 
and Edw. Humphreys. J 

Samuell Johnson and Edward Richards deposed that some 
time this winter Goodwife Downeing of Marblehed told them 
that her son was living with Emons, etc. Sworn in court. 

Edward Humphreys, aged about thirty-four years, testi- 
fied that last October Jone Boobier and her brother came 
into his house about Christopher's indenture and said their 
mother was willing that an indenture should be made, but 
she had a young child, so could not come herself. Jone said 
that their master would pay deponent for the boy's part of 
the indenture. Then the boy came again about the indenture 
and told deponent he must make haste and bring them to his 
sister's house, which he did. Sworn, 16 : 11 : 1674, before 
Wm. Hathorne,! assistant. 

Mary Downing, aged thirty-seven years, deposed that she 
never gave her consent but rather warned her son against it, 
etc. Sworn, 24 : 1 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Elizabeth Humphreys, aged about twenty years, wife of 
Edward Humphreys, deposed that Joan Boobier came into 
their house with her brother Christopher, etc. Sworn, 16 : 
11 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne, J assistant, 
t Autograph and seal. JAutofii-aph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 19 

Roger Darby and Lucretia his wife, presented for absence 
from the public meeting on the Lord's days, were fined. 

Nathaniell Chapman, presented for fornication, was ordered 
to be severely whipped or pay a fine. 

Roger and Josiah Hascall, sons of Roger Hascail, deceased, 
came into court and chose their uncle Wm. Hasscall as their 
guardian. 

Court appointed said Wm. Hasscall as guardian to Samuell 
and Sarah Hascall, the other two children of his brother. 

Joseph Nedham, aged about thirty-seven years, deposed 
that he went with Emmons to Richard Downing's house but 
his wife refused to let him have the boy. Downing told Em- 
mons that he was an idle fellow and the child would be brought 
to the gallows, therefore he should never have him. But de- 
ponent further testified that Emmons had the boy two or 
three days without leave and after the boy was bound, his 
mother went to Emmons and forewarned him from keeping 
the boy, calling Humphry Deverix to witness. Deponent 
being in a chamber near, heard Emmons use indecent language 
to her and said he would break her neck. Sworn, 24 : 1 : 1674, 
before Wm. Hat home,* assistant. 

Joseph Nedham, aged about thirty-five years, deposed. 
Sworn, 16 : 11 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Thomas Lian, aged about twenty-five years, deposed that 
he being always in the house of Mary Downing, etc. Sworn, 
16 : 11 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Joseph Boober, aged about twenty-nine years, deposed as 
to what his mother said about the boy. Sworn, 16 : 11 : 1674, 
before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Jone Bober, aged about nineteen years, deposed. Sworn, 
16 : 11 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Humphrey Deverix, aged about nineteen years, deposed. 
Sworn, 27 : 1 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

John Devrockes, aged about sixty years, deposed that while 
Cristover Codnor lived with his master Emons at deponent's 
house, etc. Sworn, 29 : 1 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne,* 
assistant. 

Samuell Rowland, aged about twenty-eight years, deposed 
that Codner said his mother was willing to wash his clothes, 
etc. Sworn, 16 : 11 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Ann Devrockes, aged fifty-four years, deposed that she 
boarded and lodged Codner upon account of Emmons, etc. 
Sworn, 29 : 1 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

* Autograph. 



20 SALISBURY QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

William Hascall was bound for the payment of the estate 
to the four children of his brother when they come of age. 

Jonathan Gage being deceased and having left a paper call- 
ing it his will, but those he left as executors refusing to meddle 
with the estate, court ordered Mr. Francis Wainwright to 
administer upon said estate, to sell the land and pay the bills; 
also to be helpful to the widow so far as he can and give account 
to the court within a year or as soon as he can with convenience, 
in order that court may order the remaining estate. 

There being part of a fine of 50s. remaining from the town 
of Topsfield for want of a stock of powder, court allowed the 
50s. to said town towards their bridge over Ipswich river. 

John Hasscall having attached Edward Berry to this court 
and not prosecuting, defendant was allowed costs. 

Court released Robert Day, Edward Lomasse and Richard 
Kemball from training for the time to come without pay. 

In all the actions of John Hathorne against Mr. John Giff- 
ard execution was respitted until the next session, and if they 
did not agree in the meantime, he had liberty to appeal. 

Upon Samuell Hunt's complaint of what loss he had suffered 
by his servant Mary Talbut's being with child, court ordered 
her to serve said Hunt two years longer.* 

Mr. Robert Paine, sr., came into court and swore to the 
debts according to his book and the testimony of his son 
Robert Paine, jr., as follows: From Roger Shelly, 35li.; 
William Diamond, 3H. 16s. 6d.; Peeter Lewis, 451i. 13s. 6d.; 
Edward Humberd, 12H. 12s. 

Mr. John Giffard was allowed costs in the action brought 
against him by Edward Richards, who did not prosecute. 

John How, complained of for disturbance at the town 
meeting at Andover, was admonished. 

Court adjourned to Apr. 21. 

Court held at Salisbury, Apr. 13, 1675. 
Willi. Stoughton, Esq., president. Major Pike, Capt. Nathll. 
Saltonstall and Mr. Samll. Dalton, associates. 

Jury of trials: Georg Brown, foreman, Jno. Clough, Richd. 

*Obadiah Wood, jr. and Samuell Hunt's servant were pre- 
sented for committing fornication. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 21 

Hubbard and Jno. Ilsley, accidental jurymen, Jno. Easman, 
Tho. Barnard, sr., Jno. Pressie, Phillip Rowell, Henry Roby, 
Nathll, Batchelder, Henry Dearborn, Robert Swan, sr., Joseph 
Dowe, John Jonson, Ralf Hall and Jno. Robison. 

Grand jury: Henry Brown, foreman, Robert Ring, John 
Eaton, William Barnes, John Weed, Tho. Marston, Wm. 
Fuller, Tho. Philbrick, Tho. Dearborn, Michaell Emerson, 
Danll. Hendrick and Jno. Foulsham. 

John Smith v. Abraham Drake. Appeal from a judgment 
of Mr. Samuel Dalton, concerning a hog taken away by said 
Drake. Verdict for plaintiff, the reversion of the former 
judgment. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Henry 
Roby and Christopher Palmer bound for said Drake. 

Daniell Ela, attorney for the Selectmen of Haverhill v. Rob- 
ert Clement. For having taken a considerable part of the 
estate of Hugh Sharratt and now refusing or neglecting to 
provide for him according to his engagement, whereby the 
town has been obliged to provide for the preservation of the 
old man's life. Verdict for defendant. 

Joseph Peasly v. John Jonson, selectman for Haverhill in 
1674, and in behalf of the others. For issuing an illegal war- 
rant, whereby the constable took from plaintiff a horse and 
saddle. Verdict for defendant. 

From Samuel Dalton's commissioners' records. See ante, vol. V, p. 235. 

On 10 : 10 : 1674, Christian Dolhof and Sarah Grammon, hving at Exeter, 
were married. 

Mary Folsham, sr. v. Roger Rose; debt; for diet and a cure that she did 
for his lad; defaulted; judgment for plaintiff given on June 29, 1674. 

On 30 : 9 : 1674, John Smith, cooper v. Abraham Drak, sr., as marshal; 
trespass; for taking away a hog worth about 308. from Mr. Hussey's farm, 
being shut up in the old house there; judgment for defendant; appealed to 
the next Salisbury court. John Smith and Nathaniel Bachelder bound. 

On Apr. 3, 1675, Sergt. Moses Gillman, chosen constable for Exeter, was 
sworn. 

On May 31, 1675, John Gillman, jr. and Grace Yorke, both of Exeter, 
were married. 

On 20 : 10 : 1674, Edward Gillman and Abigail Maverick, both of 
Exeter, were married. 

On 30 : 10 : 1674, Jonathan Haines of Newburie and Sarah Moulton of 
Hampton were married. 

On 8 : 11 : 1674, Sergt. Moses Gilhnan "gave Information of the Discov- 
ery of a Silver mine as he doth Judg itt to bee: the which mine hee Dis- 
covered by the Helpe and Direction of an Indian Called Ben Huntaway ly- 
ing near to a pond Called Tegtuckwock, according to the native language, 
outt of which Issueth a Small fresh River Runing through a flume of Stone 
towards the south west the sd Pond is Bounded with a Great Stony Hill 



22 SALISBURY QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

Christopher Palmer, assignee of Georg Norton v. Captain 
Walter Barefoot. Debt. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Jno. Godfrey v. James Sanders. For violently taking away 
a cow from him on the highway. Verdict for plaintiff. Ap- 
pealed to the next Court of Assistants. James Sanders and 
John Hendrick, both of Haverhill, were bound for James 
Sanders.* 

John Young v. Phillip Grele. For spending and spoiling 
three loads of hay which he or his men had stacked and fenced 
in Gleeding's field near the landing place at Lampreele river, 
whereby said Young lost his logging season the last winter to 
his ruin. Verdict for plaintiff. To be paid in board at Mr. 
Wadley's mill at Lampreele river. 

Nathll. Boulter, attorney for John Huggins v. the Town of 
Hampton. Review of a case tried at Salisbury court in 1673, 
for trespass, in felling town's timber and fencing in land of 
the town's, which land lay above the old saw mill westerly from 
the town near Tayler's river. This case was by agreement 
referred to eleven jurymen, one being taken off by law. 
Verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. 
Henry Dowe and Jno. Samborn were bound for the town of 
Hampton. 

Phillip Grele v. John Young. Debt. For 9,300 feet of 
merchantable board due for cattle, to have been paid before 
Christmas past at Lampreele river at Wadley's mill. With- 
drawn. 

Robert Ring v. William Buswell. For wrong done to said 
Ring at the Court of Assistants at Boston in 1672 and in 
March, 1673, by an appeal from Hampton court, October, 
1673, in an action commenced bj^ Ring against Nathll. Clark, 
in which Wm. Buswell on 9 : 2 : 1672 in Salisbury court gave 
a false oath, and also a similar oath made before the arbitra- 
tors, Henry Palmer, Georg Brown, Samll. Dalton, William 
Titcum on the following day. Verdict for defendant. 

*John Godfry's bill of cost. Hi. 15s. lid. 

towards the South west & a peice of medow towards the south East the which 
mine was by him Discovered as above sayd Upon the last Day of the tenth 
month Called December in the year of or lord one thousand Six Hundred & 
Seaventy fower." 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 23 

John Young acknowledged judgment to Wm. More, in 
pine boards at 40s. per thousand, to be delivered at the usual 
landing place at Exeter. 

Ralfe Hall acknowledged judgment to John Clough of 
3,500 feet of pine boards to be delivered at Exeter at a con- 
venient landing place, 

Mr. John Groth and Elizabeth his now wife, presented at 
Hampton court, Oct. 13, 1674, for having a child born seven 
months after marriage, the presentment being proved and 
ov/ned, were fined. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. 
Mr. Jno. Groth bound, with Christopher Palmer and John 
Stanian as sureties. 

John Garland and Elizabeth his now wife, presented at 
Hampton court, Oct. 13, 1674, for having their child born 
about eleven weeks before the usual time, were fined. John 
Garland appealed to the next Court of Assistants. John 
Garland bound, with Henry Robie and Christopher Palmer 
as sureties. 

George Jones of Exeter, presented for breach of the Sabbath 
by travel, was fined. 

Robert Jones, now of Exeter, presented for notorious drunk- 
enness, was fined. 

Jno. Clarke was declared to be the reputed father of the 
bastard child of Bess, the negro of Robert Smart, according 
to law. 

Samll. Person, presented for being in drink and for striking 
Danll. Hendrick, was fined. 

Tho. Rolenson, presented at Hampton court in 1674, for 
charging the pastor of the church at Salisbury with inhumanity 
and speaking other unseemly speeches, was sentenced to be 
publicly admonished for his sin and bound to good behavior. 
Tho. Rolenson and John Eaton bound. 

Robert Swan of Haverhill, presented for being drunk and 
for cursing, was fined. 

Samll. Fowler of Salisbury, convicted for breach of the Sab- 
bath by travel, was fined. 

Francis Davis and his wife, presented for fornication, were 
discharged. 

Tho. Rolenson was in open court admonished upon a lecture 



24 SALISBURY QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

day and reproved for his sin in charging his pastor, Mr. Wheell- 
right, with inhuman actions and other unseemly speeches. 

Court ordered the town of Exeter to make the boom six feet 
wide within the rails and to rail it on both sides sufficiently, 
to be finished by next Hampton court upon penalty of lOli. 

It is ordered that Salisbury and Eamsburie appoint men 
to fix the bounds between these two towns and make return 
to the next Hampton court, upon payment of fines for de- 
fault.* 

Edward Colcord, sr., presented for saying that the court 
passed an unrighteous or unjust sentence against him, was fined. 

Edward Colcord, sr., upon petition and acknowledgment 
of his fault, had his fine abated. 

John Haseltine's account as administrator of the estate 
of Jno. Willcott was accepted by the court, the estate being 
justly administered according to law. 

Daniel Ela's license to keep the ordinary for Haverhill was 
renewed for the ensuing year. 

John Severans' license to keep the ordinary for Salisbury 
was renewed for the ensuing year. 

Henry Robie's license to keep ordinary for Hampton was 
renewed for the ensuing year. 

John Souter's license to keep a house of entertainment at 
Hampton was renewed by this court, according to conditions 
mentioned in his first license. 

Court ordered that the selectmen of the town of Hampton 
bind over by indenture Tho. Bab, a child who now lives with 
Henry Green, to said Green of Hampton, according as the 
law gives liberty in such cases. 

William Brown was sworn constable of Salisbury for the 
ensuing year. 

Henry Dow was appointed attorney in behalf of the county 
to answer the appeals of Jno. Groth and Jno. Garland. 

Capt. Barefoot was to be summoned to appear at the next 
Hampton court to answer for contempt of court in going away 
without license when commanded by the court to attend the 
same. 

*Lift. Chute was chosen to answer the presentment. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 25 

Court allowed 10s. to the servants where they were enter- 
tained at their several lodgings, to be proportioned at the 
discretion of the Treasurer. 

Court held at Ipswich, Apr. 21, 1675. 

Town of Gloster, upon its presentment, defaulted, and 
court ordered it to be heard at the next Ipswich court.* 

Daniell Ela, presented for swearing and reviling speeches, 
was fined. t 

Writ: William Fifeild, sr. v. John Godfre; for not assign- 
ing a bond of 401i. in wheat of Goodman Jackman of Nubery 
to Will. Fifeild; dated Oct. 15, 1674; signed by Samll. Dal- 
ton,J: for the court; and served by Henry Dow,| marshal of 
Norfolk, who delivered said Godfre to John Souther, keeper 
of the prison in Norfolk. 

Venire, dated Mar. 12, 1674-5, for trial jury men from 
Eamsberie, signed by Tho. Bradbury, J recorder, and served 
by Thomas Bernard, sr.,| constable of Amsbury, who returned 
the names of John Pressie and Phillep Rowell. 

Summons, dated Mar. 12, 1674-5, for the appearance of 
Francis Davis and Mary his wife to answer a presentment for 
being married Jan. 20 and having a child born Sept. 2, signed 
by Tho. Bradbury,! recorder, and served by Thomas Barnard, 
sr.,| constable of Amesbury. 

George Martin's bill of cost, allowed, 14 : 8 : 1673, at Hamp- 
ton court. 

Nathll. Winsley's petition, dated Apr. 13, 1675: that he 
obtained judgment against John Sowter at Salisbury court, 
1674, and not being able to obtain satisfaction. Marshal Dow 
of Hampton levied upon his person on Dec. 8, put him into 
prison and saw him locked in fast; then he delivered the keys 
of the prison to said Souter, who gave himself liberty, etc. 

Copy of execution, dated Oct. 17, 1674, against John Souter, 
to satisfy judgment granted Nathll. Winsley, 14 : 2 : 1674, 
at Salisbury court, signed by Tho. Bradbury, recorder. 

*Presented for want of a sufficient bridge over the cut, it 
being but one piece or plank over such a dangerous place which 
might occasion the loss of lives. Wit: John Burnam, sr., 
and Thomas Wade. 

fJohn Webster, jr., aged about nineteen years, deposed that 
as he was coming along the street the latter end of last summer, 
near the ordinary, Goodman Ely came along saying "I will 

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26 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

John Fitch, Thomas Millett and Thomas Riggs, presented 
but the presentment not proved that the time of twenty-one 
years, which was the grant of the town was expired, were dis- 
charged.* 

Thomas Ally was fined upon his presentment, and Andrew 
Heiden was discharged.! 

John Gamage was admonished upon his presentment.! 

Thomas Silver was discharged of his presentment.! 

Samuell Hutcheson was discharged of his presentment. || 

John Harris was discharged of his presentment. 1[ 

not be geered by aney man alliue, no by my faith I will not." 
Deponent's father asked how he could help it and Ely replied 
"I wil help it with you you dogg." Sworn in court. 

John V/ebster, sr., aged forty-three years, deposed that in 
Nov., 1674, coming by the ordinary with his son, they saw 
Ely come out of March's house, etc. Sworn in court. 

*Presented for hindering the passage of boats and vessels 
along a creek to several houses. Wit: Mr. John Emerson and 
Antony Day. 

fPresented for breach of the peace. Wit: James Bayly 
and James Barker. 

fPresented for breach of the Sabboth, fetching a horse 
from Jeffery's neck before the sun was set. Wit: Nathaniell 
Tredwell. 

§Presented by Newbury as an idle person and one who 
spends his time unprofitably, not being willing to work. Wit: 
Richard Dole and John Dole. 

1 1 Richard Barker and Thomas Chandler deposed that 
Samuell Huchinson's manner of living made him an imprudent 
person although much had been said to him by the townsmen 
to reclaim him, yet it had done no good and he was likely to 
come to extreme poverty. Also that the selectmen advised 
him to put out some of his children, to which he agreed but 
the violence of the woman is such that she will not suffer it. 
The imprudence of the woman is also a great cause of their 
uncomfortable living. "If it may please this honoured court 
to impouer the selectmen or any others in the Towne to despose 
of there childeren it might deleuer them from much sufering." 
Sworn, 19 : 2 : 1675, before Simon Bradstreet.** 

Presented by Andover as being an idle, slothful person who 
will not work nor provide for his family. Wit: Thomas 
Chandler and Richd. Barker, sr. 

^Presented from Ipswich upon suspicion of stealing a waist- 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 27 

Andrew Heiden, presented for suspicion of a lie, was admon- 
ished.* 

Deacon Goodhue had his license renewed for a year. 

Upon Daniell Wicom's complaint against Jo. Person, John 
Tod and John Johnson, court declared the pasture to be 

rated, t 

John Chubb was admonished upon his presentment.! 
John Jackson was fined upon his presentment.! 

coat and other garments from Jno. Chapman. Wit: Jno. 
Chapman. Also, for excess in apparel of himself and his child. 

*Presented from Rowley, for telling a lie in public town 
meeting. Wit: John Pickard, John Trumble and Tho. Wood. 

fRobert Shelits deposed that Thomas Lambert and 
Daniell Wickam being at deponent's house, the latter told 
him that he intended to commence a complaint against the 
selectmen, and Lambert said that he and James Dickinson 
were not to blame concerning the rating of the east end ox 
pasture. Sworn in court. 

JPresented for excess in apparel, beyond that of a man 
of his degree. 

§Summons, dated Apr. 6, 1675, for the apprehension of John 
Jackson of Rowley, also Thomas Alley, Andrew Heyden and 
David Wheeler and his wife, and as witnesses, John Pickard, 
John Trumble, Thomas Wood, James Bayly and James Barker, 
in Heiden and Alley's cases, and Jonathan Hopkinson, John 
Hopkinson, John Clarke and Mary Clarke in John Jackson's 
case, signed by Robert Lord,|| clerk, and served by Jeremiah 
Elsworth,|| constable of Rowley. 

John Pickard, aged fifty-three years, deposed that "I haue 
obserued John Jackson to haue a Strang motion upon his 
spirit that if he be parswaded to ackt at all it is to ouar act 
ore to overdoe that I haue obserued both in his working and 
dealing and soe did act at tow seuerall times that I asked him 
the reason of it why he should not ackt as other men doe for 
at that time he wrought as if he would destroy himself: and 
was as wett as if he had been drawn through the brook, and 
when he satt downe to refresh himself to eat or to drink hardly 
perswaded to goe to work againe, the reason of which frame 
he tould me he could not tell but it came upon him about the 
time theay took him from school: for he said he had great 
dehght in leaving: another time was when he was loading 
some corn that grew upon my land: and he left of his loding 
the corn and came 50 or 60 rod roning to me with a conseayt 

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28 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

that I would be perswaded to abate him 2 shillings of that for 
which we had agreed, to my wonderment at him soe to leau 
his oxen and corn and in the mean whil the oxen threw thee 
car ouer: and eat part of the corn: all which considered to 
me it apears he hath not the ews of his reason as other men." 

Jonathan and John Hopkinson deposed that the day that 
John Jackson's wife was lost, the latter offered to work that 
day for deponents, but they told him it was too stormy and 
cold and that he should stay at home with his wife. He said 
his wife was distempered in her head and she had gone home 
to her father Poor. When they asked him how he knew, he 
said he found she had gone for he had looked in the barn, and 
they asked if he had looked in the chamber or cellar and he 
said he had. Sworn in court. 

John Trumble, aged thirty-six years, deposed that he ate 
at the same table with John Jackson, "and he did eat after 
all others had done and not only soe but did lick the crombbs 
left upon another mans trencher: to my sham — 20 persons 
looking on though of this and all other of his foolish tricks I 
neuar could perseav he was att all ashamed all which saith 
to me seurly he hath not the ueas of his reason as other men." 

Mary, wife of John Clark, aged about twenty-two years, 
deposed that the day that her sister, the wife of John Jackson, 
was lost, said Jackson came to her house to find his wife, but 
she was not there. He said she talked of going to the Neck 
and deponent told him that he must follow her. He answered 
that he would if he had any bread but they were quite out. 
So she loaned him some bread and he said he would take his 
mare and follow his wife, but suspecting him, deponent told 
her husband as soon as he came home about two hours after, 
and he went forthwith. Sworn in court. 

John Clark, aged about twenty-four years, deposed that his 
wife informed him that her sister had gone to her father's at 
Newberry Neck, and he went to John Jackson who said he had 
other occasions to look after than to look for his wife. De- 
ponent said he thought that most needful, the weather being 
so extreme, and asked him what his friends would think if 
his wife should do any other than well. He said what cared 
he what any other of them said, he scorned to look after her 
any more, for he said he intended to go out to service. Then 
deponent asked who should maintain his wife and child, for 
deponent understood that they were not to go out to service 
while they were living. He told him to be gone, not to stand 
prating about his business. So deponent left him and went 
to look for her, stopping at her brother John Poor's and her 
father Poor's but they had not seen her. So her brothers 
John and Henry Poor and the neighbors at the Neck went 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 29 

Mary Chapman being called, and it being declared that she 
was not yet fit to come out of doors, she was ordered to appear 
at the next Salem court. 

Mr. Jonathan Wade and his son Thomas Wade made oath 
to the following debts due as per his book: Roger Grant, 41i. 
15s. 9d.; Gabrill Tedderly, by oath of Jo. Barry, 2U. 13s.; 
Phillip King, 4H. 7s. Ud.; Wm. Linckhorne, 31i. 16s. 7d.; 
John Marshall, 41i. 10s. 6d. ; Phillip Bill, 51i. 4s. lOd. ; Robert 
Kinsman, deceased, 21i. 15s. 5 l-2d.; Obadiah Wood, 25 C. 
1-2 bread, credit, 91i. 13s. 3d. 

John Joanes's will was proved and inventory delivered. 

Richard Swan, Ezekiell Northend, Thomas Lamber and 
James Bayly were bound for Thomas Tenny, jr., in his pre- 
sentment for committing fornication with Mary Tenny. 

Thomas Tenny, jr., confessed the fact. 

Thomas Dennis, upon complaint of the selectmen of Ipswich, 
was fined. 

Ezekiell Northend, John Pickard and John Johnson com- 
plained of several Rowley persons, but they withdrew the 
action, paying costs.* 

back with deponent and they found her in Rowley marsh 
farm. She had life in her, but was frozen stiff and had fallen 
upon her back with her arms spread out. They took her up 
and in carrying her a few rods, they apprehended that she 
was dead, so they carried her to her father's house. Deponent 
went to inform her husband who said that she would go, and 
that is what she had gotten for her pains, and deponent told 
him to tell his father and mother of it. Sworn in court. 

William Jackson and wife Joanah deposed that about four- 
teen or fifteen years since, their son was taken with an illness in 
his head and was struck with such a melancholy that it was 
thought that he was dead, and he spent one summer in this 
condition, acting as if bereaved of his understanding. Further 
that he had never recovered fully and Mr. Crosbie said that 
whatever he set about to do, no one could convince him to 
the contrary. Also that he had not the capacity to work at 
his calling. 

*Thomas Leaver, sr., deposed that a committee being chosen 
by the town of Rowley concerning the value of pasture lands 
for the ministry rate, the committee agreed concerning these 
lands near men's houses as it is written in the town book, but 



30 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

Three Indians brought by the constable of Gloster for being 
drunk were fined or to be whipped. The constable was allowed 
10s. each for bringing them. Symon, one of them, had his 
costs paid by Mr. Willson. 

Symon, an Indian, brought before court with two other 
Indians, for being drunk, and being examined as to where they 
obtained their drink, confessed that they had a pot of beer at 
Mr. Duncan's of Gloster, and Jacob, Indian, had a pint which 
he carried into the woods. 

Given to the house, 6s. 8d. 

Andrew Peeters was bound for the appearance of Mary, 
wife of Nathaniell Chapman. 

Will of Joseph Redding of Ipswich, dated Dec. 15, 1673, 
mentions wife Agnes and the children of his daughter Hunt. 
Wit: William Hubbard and Mary Hubbard. [Original on 
file in the Registry of Probate.] 

Inventory of the estate of Joseph Reding, taken Mar. 8, 
1674, by Jonathan Wade and John Dane, amounting to 351 li. 
[Original on file in the Registry of Probate.] 

Will of George Smith of Ipswich, dated Apr. 13, 1674, 
mentions sons Samuell and Thomas, daughters Sarah Newman, 
Rebecca, Joanna and Elizabeth Smith; his son Thomas was 
to live in his house until his own were finished. Wit: John 
Brewer and Walter Roper. [Original on file in the Registry of 
Probate.] 

Inventory of the estate of George Smith who deceased Dec. 
15, 1674, taken Dec. 29, 1674, by Daniel Epps and John 
Whipple, amounting to 321i. 4s. 8d. [Original on file in the 
Registry of Probate.] 

Inventory of the estate of Robert Starkweather taken 
Nov., 1674, by Edward Bragg, Sergt. Perkins and Nathaniell 
Tredwell, amounting to 591i. 2d. [Original on file in the 
Registry of Probate.] 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Ezekiel Rogers of Ipswich, 
taken July 29, 1674, by John Appleton and John Whipple, 

the question being put concerning the east end ox pasture, 
whether that should be included in the pasture land, they 
agreed that it should not. John Pickard and John Trumble 
testified to the same. Sworn in court. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 31 

and allowed upon oath of Mrs. Margret Rogers, amounting to 
1841i. [Original on file in the Registry of Probate.] 

Court held at Salem, July 20, 1675. 

Present as judges: Samuell Simonds, Esq., Dept. Gover., Ma- 
jor Generall Daniell Denison and Major William Hathorne, Esq. 

Grand jury: Nathanll. Putnam, Tho. Rootes, William Trask, 
Joshuah Rea, Joseph Huchesson, Nathanll. Walton, Henry 
Herrick, James Moulton, jr., William Benett, Jeffery Persons, 
Ensigne Bancraft, John Burrell and Hen. Collens, sr. 

Jury of trials: Mr. Barthollmew Gedney, Mr. Hilliard 
Veren, jr., Nathaniell Felton, Edward Flint, John Hill, John 
Peach, jr., William Greeges, Walter Faierfeild, Daniell King, 
Edw. Baker, Theofilus Baily and Jonathan Hudson. 

Giles Aley acknowledged judgment. Mar. 29, 1675, before 
Major Wm. Hathorne and Edward Ting, Esq., to Capt. George 
Corwin. 

The will of Mr. Thomas Gardner was brought into court 
by his son, Mr. Samuell Gardner, one of the executors. Mar. 
29, 1675, and allowed. 

Samuell Fiske, aged about thirty years, deposed that a 
little while after Thomas Kemball's mare was lost out of Mr. 
Newman's yard, he met John Hunkings and asked him why 
he took it. He said he thought of taking Mr. Newman's 
horse but turned him out again and did not question that 
wherever the mare was turned out she would come home to 
Goodman Kimball's. Then deponent told him he had the 
mare, for deponent said "doe you think that I would haue 
been so mad as to goe on foott at that time of the night to 
Ipswich when there was two Jades in the yard Hunkings Re- 
plyed that if it were so he would not owne it but said he honist 
men maye be wronged as well as knaues." Sworn in court. 

Richard Kemball, aged fifty years, deposed that after his 
son's mare was lost out of Mr. Newman's yard, etc. Hunkings 
said that the mare might be about Chobacko. Brooks testi- 
fied that she, etc. Sworn, 30 : 1 : 1675, before Wm. Hath- 
orne,* assistant. 

Presentments, signed by Jonathan Wade,* in the name of 
the rest. 

David Wheeler of Rowley and his wife were presented for 
frequent absenting themselves from the public ordinances. 

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32 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Administration of the estate of Richard Bishop was granted 
to his son Thomas Bishop and his son-in-law John Durlan, 
Mar. 30, 1675, by Maj. Wm. Hathorne and Edward Ting, Esq., 
and said Bishop and Durland were ordered to settle the estate 
at the next Salem court. Mary, the relict, and John Dur- 
land brought in an inventory. 

Mr. Timothy Lindall, Mr. Jonathan Corwin and Mr. James 
Brown were fined for not appearing to serve on the jury of trials. 

Ezekiell Needham v. Steeven Cross. Withdrawn. 

Edmond Bridges v. Robert Ames. Review of a case tried 
at the last Ipswich court. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

*Writ, dated June 18, 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by John Gould, f deputy marshal for 
Henry Skerry, f marshal of Salem, by attachment of land near 
defendant's house. 

Copy of papers in a similar action brought. Mar. 30, 1675, 
in Ipswich court. 

Copy of bond, dated Apr. 1, 1675, given by Edmond Bridges 
of Salem to Robert Aims of Rowley Village, to be paid in 
money and cattle. Wit: John Asee and Thomas Lambert, 
who made oath, July 19, 1675, before Daniell Denison. Copy 
made by Hilliard Veren,t cleric. 

Copy of receipt, dated Oct. 12, 1674, given by Edmond 
Bridges to Robert Ames for a steer which he delivered to said 
Ames, Sept. 2, 1674. The steer he had of John Comins. Wit: 
Steephen Haskett and Zacheus Curtice. 

Edmond Bridges' bill of cost, 41i. 

Edmond Bridges'! receipt in full, dated Apr. 1, 1675, to 
Robert Ames. Wit: John Acief and Thomas Lambert. f 

Zacheus Curtice and Jonathan Luke deposed concerning the 
ownership of the steer. Sworn, 23 : 9 : 1674, before Wm. 
Hathorne, t assistant. 

John Littlehale, aged about twenty-three years, deposed 
that on Aug. 3, 1674, he sold a steer to his brother Edmond 
Bridges and received his pay and the same day rode away 
with his brother from the house of William Avery to Robert 
Ames', etc. Sworn, 22 : 1 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne, 
assistant. Copy made by Robert Lord,t cleric. 

John Gould and Joseph Pebody deposed that they heard 
Edward Bridges, jr., tell Goodwife Androus that if her son 
Symonds would come and reckon with him, that he would 
pay him in corn. Sworn in court. 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 33 

Ensign John Goold v. Thomas Bishop. For refusing to 
deliver a deed of sale of land which was given for security of 
a bond, the bond being all paid. Verdict for plaintiff, a bill 
of sale, dated Oct. 3, 1674, of fifty acres of land. Appealed to 
the next Court of Assistants. Thomas Bishop and Samuell 
Hunt bound.* 

Ens. John Goold v. Mrs. Margaret Bishop, executrix of the 
estate of Tho. Bishop, deceased. Review. Verdict for plain- 
tiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Samuell 
Bishop, John Spark and Samll. Hunt bound. f 

Robert Lord, marshal, and John Acie deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

John How deposed. Sworn, June 24, 1675, before Daniel 
Denison.J 

John Litilhale deposed. Sworn, 19 : 5 : 1675, before Wm. 
Hathorne,t assistant. 

John Acie and Thomas Lambert deposed. Sworn, July 19, 
1675, before Daniel Denison.J 

*Writ, dated June 24, 1675, signed by Robert Lord,t for the 
court, and served bj^ Robert Lord,| marshal of Ipswich. Bond 
of Thomas Bishop. t 

John Gould's bill of cost, 21i. 16s. 9d. 

John How, aged about thirty-three years, deposed as to 
the bond. Sworn in court. 

Receipt, dated Apr. 3, 1675, given by Samuell Bishop^ to 
Ens. John Gold, for satisfaction of the judgment of the court 
at Boston in an action commenced against said Gold by Nathan- 
iell Bishop, as assignee of Thomas Bishop. Wit: Jonathan 
WadeJ and Thomas Wade.| 

Summons, dated June 15, 1675, for the appearance of Ens. 
John Gould upon complaint of Mr. Thomas Bishop, signed by 
Daniel Dension.J 

Thomas Bishop, | on Oct. 3, 1674, agreed not to sell the 
fifty acres conveyed to him by John Gould, by mortgage, until 
the expiration of the bond. Wit: John How,| Samuell Bishopt 
and Ephraim Dorman.J Sworn, 24 : 9 : 1674, before Wm. 
Hathorne,J assistant. 

fWrit, dated June 24, 1675, signed by Robert Lord,t for the 
court, and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich, by 
attachment of two horses of defendant. 

John Gould's bills of cost, 241i. 17s., and 31i. 13s. Id. 

Zacheus Curtiss, jr., deposed that being at John Gould's 
house, he remained all the time that Marshal Lord was levying 

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34 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [JuIy 

Ens. John Goold v. Nathaniell Putnam, in behalf of the 
owners of the Iron works at Topsfeild or Rowly village. Re- 
view. Verdict for defendant. Appeal to the next Court of 
Assistants. Bond of John Goold, Lt. Oliver Purchase and 
Edmond Bridges.* 

the execution, etc. Edmond Bridges and John Nuemarch 
also mentioned. 

Edmond Bridges deposed. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated 11:3: 1675, signed by John Redington,t for 
the court, and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich, 
by attachment of 360 acres of land which was taken from Ens. 
Gould, Mr. Thomas Baker and Nathaniell Leonard being the 
other defendants. 

Nathaniel Putnam's bill of cost. Hi. 14s. 6d. 

Copies of papers in a similar action brought. Mar. 30, 1675, in 
Ipswich court. 

William Smith deposed that he being at the works soon 
after the owners had made a re-entry of the works, Mrs. Lenord 
made a sad complaint how the owners had abused them, and 
said she did not question but that God would right their 
case, for they had done no wrong. She said that it was never 
known that anj^ workmen were turned out of the works but 
some sad thing did befall the works and she did not question 
that the works would be ruined either by fire or water. Sworn 
in court. 

Edmond Bridges deposed. Sworn in court. 

William Smith deposed that being at John Gould's house 
when John Fload was bargaining with the owners of the Iron 
works, he heard Nathaniel Lenord say that the owners should 
not ask anybody to work there without his consent until his 
time was out. Further, if anybody did come without his 
consent, he would work for the time he was hired "in spite of 
y'' owners teeth." Sworn in court. 

William Smith deposed that Nathaniell Lenord told him 
that he arose about break of day, looked out at the chamber 
window and saw the works on fire and Henery Lenord told 
deponent that Nathaniel called him and said "Come hither 
and see how y'' forge doe burne." They stood and looked at 
the forge burn down. Sworn in court. 

John How deposed. Sworn in court. 

William Browne and Joshua Besson deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

Robert Lord, marshal, testified concerning levying the 
execution. Sworn in court. 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 35 

Capt. Richard Walker v. Thomas Hodgman. For refusing 
to give a legal deed of sale for a parcel of land sold by his 
wife in her widowhood to plaintiff. Verdict for defendant.* 

Isaack Rand, in behalf of himself and company v. John 

Thomas Baker deposed that when the owners were at his 
brother Gould's, and after they were gone Nathaniel Lenord 
said if he could work he would get Goodman Looke to work 
with him. Deponent accounted said Looke to be faithful 
and trusty, and the latter said he had two weeks work engaged 
in mowing and then he would go to the works. When the 
works were burned, Looke was not there. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated June 18, 1675, signed by William Cowderyf 
for the court, and served by Benjamin Fittch,t constable of 
Reading, by attachment of the house, barn and land of Thomas 
Hoggman. 

Thomas Hogsman's bill of cost, Hi. 5s. 6d. His wife men- 
tioned. 

Roberte Starre, aged about forty-nine years, deposed that 
on June 9, 1663, they set sail in the ketch Swallow, Joseph 
Hardy, commander, bound to the northward, and that Mr. 
Nathaneill Walker, son of Capt. Richard Walker, was with 
them at that time, and did not return for three months, all of 
which time he was with them. Sworn in court. 

Copy taken from the town book of Redding by William Cow- 
drey,! clerk: "Att a Generall Townes Meeting held uppon 
the 14*^ of february and one the 22**^ of february in the year 
1658 Ther was giuen to Ezekiell Morroll forty eight Ackers 
of vpland And Meddow." 

Mary (her mark) Morrell of Reading certified, June 25, 
1663, that in the time of her widowhood in 1663, she sold to 
Capt. Richard Walker of Reading all the dividend land and 
meadow given to her late husband Ezekiell Morrell by the 
town of Reading in 1658, for which she received satisfaction 
and agreed to give a deed. Wit: Daniell Kingf and Josiah 
Browne. t Sworn in court. 

Mary Dyer, aged thirty-two years, deposed that she saw 
Mary Hodgman, now wife of Thomas Hodgman, formerly 
wife of Ezekiell Morrell who lived at Readding, sign the fore- 
going paper. Sworn, Apr. 20, 1675, before Tho. Clarke,t 
assistant. 

Thomas Bancroft, aged fifty years, and John Person, aged 
sixty years, deposed that they appraised the land at 18h. 
Sworn in court. 

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36 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Smith, merchant. Unjust molestation. In obtaining an 
attachment and causing it to be served. Special verdict. 
If the next Court of Assistants was also appointed a Court of 
Admiralty before Mr. Smith's attachment was obtained, they 
found for defendant, if not, for plaintiffs. Court found for 
plaintiffs.* 

Mr. Phillip Cromwell v. John How, the marshal's deputy. 
For neglecting to serve an execution against Samuell Lenord. 
Verdict for plaintiff. The defendant was to satisfy judgment 
or deliver the person of said Leonard to Mr. Cromwell. Execu- 

*Writ, dated June 24, 1675, signed by Jonath. Negus,t for 
the court, and served by Returne Waite,t deputy marshal of 
Suffolk. Bond of John Smithf and Elisha Cooke.f 

Bill of cost of Isaac Rand & Co., presented by Richard Wayf 
and Tho. Moore,t Hi. 19s. 6d. 

Writ, dated Boston, 21 : — : 1675, signed by Jonath. Negus,t 
for the court, and served by Edward Mitchellsonn,t marshal 
general. Leift Richd. Waye and Mr. Tho. More made oath in 
court that by virtue of this attachment, the men concerned 
are kept from their money to this time under pretence of a 
Court of Admiralty. 

Copy of the records of a Court of Admiralty in Boston, 
June 17, 1675, made by Edward Rawson,t secretary: " Whereas 
Isaack Rand mate of the ship John & Mary of London Robert 
Kemp Carpenter, Henry Butterfeild, Gunner, John Smart, 
Quartermaster, W"^ Locke, Chirurgeon, Moses Patricke, Rob- 
ert Davis and James King, all marriners of the said ship exhibi- 
ted a libell & Complaint against John Smith, merchant, & part 
owner of the ship John & Mary late of London, Josiah Hare 
late commander," court ordered that said Smith satisfy the 
others in 791i. 6s. 6d. for wages and salvage of Hood's, 181i., 
to Isaac Rand, 161i. 5s., to Robert Kemp, 151i. 2s. 6d., to Henry 
Butterfeild, 91i. 16s., to Jno. Smart, 91i. 2s. 6d., to Wm. 
Locke, chirurgeon, llli. 7s. 6d., to Robert Davis, 61i. 16s., to 
Moses Patrick, 6h. 17s., and to James King, 41i. 

Copy of letter of attorney, dated July 2, 1675, given by 
Isaac Rand, Robert Kemp, Henry Butterfeild, John Smart, 
William Locke, Robert Davis, Moses Patrick and James King, 
all belonging to the ship John and Mary to Lieut. Richard 
Way and Mr. Thomas Moore, both of Boston. Wit: James 
Wearden and Thomas Kemble, who made oath, July 2, 1675, 
before Symon Broadstreet,t assistant. 

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1675] RECORDS AND PILES 37 

tion respitted until the next June court at Salem, unless said 
How should be removing out of this jurisdiction in which case 
this indulgence was to be taken off.* 

Mr. Phillip Cromwell v. Richd. Hollingworth. Debt. 
Verdict for plaintiff. Defendant not being in this jurisdiction, 
execution was respitted according to law.f 

*Writ, dated June 21, 1675, signed by Thos. Fiske,j: for the 
court, and served by Edmond Bridges, jr.,| deputy for Robert 
Lord, I marshal of Ipswich. 

Mr. Cromwell's bill of cost, 21i. 6s. 4d. 

Robert Lord, John Gould and Edmond Bridges certified as 
to serving the execution. Sw^orn in court. 

Ephraim Dorman, aged about thirty years, deposed that 
he being at Quartermaster Pirkins' house at Ipswich some 
time about last Mickellmes, Marshal Lord blamed John How 
for not arresting Sammuell Lenord, but later Lord talked 
■with How and was satisfied. Sworn, June 24, 1675, before 
Daniel Denison.| 

Edmond Bridges and Sarah Gould deposed. Sworn, June 
24, 1675, before Daniel Denison,| 

John Gould deposed that upon training day at the Village 
Sam. Leonard was there all the forenoon and afternoon as a 
looker-on, and at night when they were leaving off, they went 
to Robert Stiles to drink a cup of cider. Leonard and How 
were there when the house was full of company and staid there 
until all the company was dismissed, etc. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Peabody, aged about thirty years, deposed that 
How came up to Samuell Lenord with a smiling countenance, 
tripped him up and Lenord tripped him, and then How laid 
hold on him or clapped him on the back and said that he was 
his lawful prisoner. Then Howe spoke to Daniell Bigsby and 
deponent to assist him, but all thought it was a jest. Finally 
he said he was in earnest and commanded them in his Majes- 
ty's name, whereupon Leonard ran over the fishing brook and 
escaped. Sworn in court. 

Zacheus Cortis, aged about twenty-nine years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

fWrit, dated Apr. 7, 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,| for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, | marshal of Salem, 
by attachment of land next to Mr. Cromwell's. 

Mr. Philip Cromwell's bill of cost. Hi. 8d. 

Note, dated Feb. 10, 1673-4, given by Richard Holling- 
worthj to Phillip Cromwell of Salem, butcher, for 51i., to be paid 
within three months. Wit: John Cromwell. | Sworn in court. 

tAutograph. 



38 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Mr. Edmund Batter v. Mr. Henry Bartholomew, adminis- 
trator of Ellenor Robbinson, deceased. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff.* 

*Writ, dated June 4, 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, f marshal of Salem. 

Edmund Batter's bill of cost. Hi. 7s. 8d. 

Rebeckah Dounton, aged about forty years, deposed that 
she was often at the house of Elinor Robinson, when she was 
aged and decrepit, lame and blind, and would often tell her to 
take the comfort of what she had while she lived. Deponent 
offered her any help she could give her and her daughter's help 
and she accepted it, and said that Mr. Batter would pay her. 
She also said that Mr. Batter supplied her with necessaries 
and deponent never heard her complain that anything she 
sent for was denied. Sworn in court. 

Copy of inventory of John Robinson mentions "Goo:t 
Shaflin." 

Copy of will of John Robinson of Salem, dated Sept. 22, 
1653: He desired that his body be buried in the burying place 
of Salem, and "I Giue vnto Ellenor my wife, fower cowes & 
one heifer with calfe & two calues. It: I giue vnto Ellenor 
my wife my dwelling house, oarchard & acre of land at home 
togeather with all other land, upland & meddow land, during 
her life, & after her decease to the first pson of my kindred, that 
shall come heather into these pts, (that can make it out) 
whether man or woman. I giue to Ellenor my wife, all my 
housold stuffe, except y^ bedsteed & a chest in the hale the 
great brass Kettle & warmming pan, which alsoe Ellen"" my 
said wife is to haue the use of, during her s^ life, & afterwards 
to be disposed of, as my house & land abousaid, paying those 
few legacies following: viz: I giue to M"" Samuell Sharp, Elder, 
twenty shillings: It: I giue to John Jackson of Bostone one 
stuff short coate & stuff dubllett & best hatt & a paire of searge 
breeches, And for the pformance of this my will I appoynt 
Edmond Batter, for my Executor." Wit: Richard Prince, and 
Mary (her mark) Prince. 

Elinor Robinson, deceased, Dr. to Edmund Batter. f to 
what was due formerly, 7s. 7d.; to Elieazer Giles for you, 4s. 
6d.; 23 : 4 : 1668, to 1 pinte brande & 91i. porke, 3s. 6d.; 
to 14 1-4 porke & 141i. bisket, 7s. 4d.; 10 : 1 : 1668-9, to 21i. 
suger, thrid, 2d., 2 yd. Cotton, 4s. 6d.; to 281i. bread, 1 bush, 
to Wm. Lord, 8s. 2d.; 17 : 4 : 1668-9, to blew linen & thrid, 
3s. 2d.; to 41i. suger, 1-2 B. wheat, pines, 5s. 6d.; to 12 yds. 

fAutograph. J" Goodman " was erroneously printed "Geo." in Vol. 1, p. 321. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 39 

Capt. William Geerish, Mr. Joseph Hills, Samuell Plumer 
and John Knights, as a committee and in behalf of the town 
of Newbery v. Mr. Richard Dumer, sr. Forfeiture of a bond. 
Verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to next Court of Assistants. 

Lockrum at 2s., thrid 8s., Hi. 10s.; to 4 yd. 1-2 serdge at 5s. p? 
third, silke &c.. Hi. 4s. 7d.; 17 : 5 : 1668, to beeffe & porke, 
3s. 8d., 21i. suger, 4s. 8d.; 18 : 7 : 1668, to Hi. sope, combe 
&c., Is. 5d.; to Dorkos Veren, 5s. 8d., 41i. suger, 7s. 8d.; 14 : 
9 : 1668, to porke & beeffe, 4s. lOd.; to Rich. Aorns, 3s., 
1 p. stockings, 3s., to pines, 9d., 6s. 9d.; to 201i. porke, pips 
& tobaco, 8s.; 27 : 11 : 1668, to Jno. Milke, 5s. 3d., money, 
3s., thread, 4d., 8s. 7d.; 5 : 12 : 1668, to 9 yd. Canvas at 2s. 
4d., 1 yd. 1-4 holland, 8s. 6d., Hi. 10s. 7d.; to 1 knife, 5d.; 
21 l-21i. porke, 7s. 7d.; 9:1: 1669, to 24 1-2 porke, l-21i. 
tobaco, 8s. lid.; 5:2: 1670, to cotton, riband, 5d, tape, 9d., 
Is. 2d.; 1:8: 1670, to 81i. porke to Jno. Wosser, 4s., 8s. 4d.; 
to 4 li. Suger, 8 1-2 porke, 4s. lOd. ; to 15 1-2 porke, 1 pt. brandy, 
6s. lOd.; 9 : 11 : 1670, to 1-4 pease, 5 1-2 suger, 1-2 tobaco & 
1-2 pt. rum, 4s. 8d.; 6 : 12 : 1670, to Jno. Milke, 5s., bed cord 
& pins, 10s.; 2 : 12 : 1670, llli. porke, 3 yd. holland, 17s. 2d.; 
24 : 1 : 1671, to tobaco & pips & 11 3-4 porke, 5s. lOd.; to 
3 3-41i. sope, 2 3-41i. suger, 2s. lid.; to Hanah Sharpe, 12s., 
bisket, 8d., 12s. 8d.; to bisket & suger, Is. 5d.; to Jno. Norton, 
18d., 1 gallon molasses, 3s. 6d.; to Mr. Weld, Hi. 19s.; to 
Jno. Milke, 12s.; to James Dymon, 15s.; to Mr. Veren 
for bed cord, 2s. Id.; to Will Lake, 3s.; to Will. Shaw for 
wood, Hi. 4s.; total, 181i. 3s. 2d. Credit, for wool and corn, 
17s. 

Jno. Home, sr., aged about seventy-four years, deposed 
that he often went for victuals, such as pork and bread to Mr. 
Batter for Eliner Robinson, who employed deponent, and 
said Batter never denied her. Mary Home, aged about 
eighteen years, deposed the same. Sworn in court. 

Edmund Batter's* statement to the court concerning the 
estate of Elinor Robinson and what he had paid out: that 
about ten years after her husband's death, the house fell down 
and said Batter at his own cost gave her 301i. to build another 
house to live in, which was seven or eight years before she 
died; that when she grew old, he supplied her with all necessi- 
ties; that in her last sickness, he took care to get Mr. Wells 
to look after her and paid him 391i. for his services; that when 
she died, he paid for her coffin, the administrator refusing to 
do it. 

* Autograph. 



40 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Julj' 

Mr. Richard Dumer, sr., Mr. Samuell Gardner, jr. and Mr. 
Rich. Dumer, jr. bound.* 



*Writ, dated June 18, 1675, signed by Anthony Somerby,t 
for the court, and served by Joseph Pike,t constable of New- 
bury. Bond of Richard Dummer.f Wit: Richard Dummer, 
jr.f and Joseph Pike.f 

John Knightf and Tristram Coffinf testified. May 31, 1675, 
that being appointed by Newbury to lay out to Mr. Richard 
Dummer, sr., 50 acres according to the award of Major Gen- 
erall Daniel Denison, Capt. Nathaniel Saltinstoll & Cornet 
John Whipple, he refused it. Further they deposed that 
they had measured out Mr. Dumer's 300 acres and the 170 
acres and the old farm and find above 100 acres overplus ac- 
cording to the bounds that Mr. Dumer challenged which he 
might enjoy if he would be quiet. Sworn, July 20, 1675, be- 
fore Daniel Denison. f 

On Dec. 1, 1674, Daniel Denison,t Nath. Saltonstallf and 
John Whipple,! chosen by Mr. Richard Dumer, on the one 
part, and Mr. Joseph Hills and Capt. Wm. Gerrish, in behalf 
of the town of Newbery on the other part, having heard the 
differences, referred to an agreement made by Mr. Dumer 
with the town, that those lands should be measured and what 
was wanting should be made up and the surplus should be laid 
out to the town. The bounds of the lands, which were laid 
out nearly thirty years ago, cannot be found to mutual satis- 
faction, and Mr. Jonathan Danforth surveyed two grants, one 
of 300 and one of 170 acres, the latter having they believed 10 
acres belonging to the town. If they had minded exactly the 
grant, they would not have done this, the ten acres beginning 
at Easton's cellar at an angle, runs upon a straight line to 
that part of Mr. Dumer's great farm above the spring which 
both parties well understand, yet considering all allegations 
of Mr. Dumer, especially his want of satisfaction for a share at 
Plum Island, they advised that the town would yield to Mr. 
Dumer the 300 and 170 acres, together with the 50 acres for- 
merly tendered to him instead of his Plum Island division. 
This arbitration covered everything except Mr. Dumpers' plea 
for right of commonage or freehold for two or three houses he 
had erected on his land besides his mansion house. The town 
of Newbery agreed not to turn out the man who lives upon the 
land that is the common, but if he desire it he shall have free 
liberty to live in the house this winter so as to tend his cattle 
and use the hay that has been provided for them. Sworn in 
court. 

t Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 41 

John Appleton, sr., Richard Dumer, jr., and John Pickard, 
sr.,* deposed. SM^orn, July 29, 1675, before Daniel Denison.* 

Copy of the Newburj' town records, made by Anthony Som- 
erby:* "Att a legall meeting of the Towne May 7, 1675, Tris- 
tram Coffin John Knight sen'' & the lott layers were chosen to 
lay out the fifty acres according to the Award that was granted 
to m^ Dumer neere the north westerly part of his farme out 
of the Towns Comons there. And if m"" Dumer do not accept 
of the tender of this fifty acres abousaid or deny to stand to 
this Award according to the bond obligatory dated the 17**' 
of Q**" '"*''. Then the Towne voted Capt. Gerrish & John 
Knight sen"" shall haue full power & authoritj^ from the Towne 
to prosecute the busines from Court to Court against M"" 
Dumer his heirs &c: to effect in behalfe of the Towne, And 
m'' Joseph Hills & Samuell Plumer v.ere also chosen to Joyne 
with Capt. Gerrish & John Knight these four or any two of 
them to do it." 

Copy of a general town meeting at Newburj', dated Dec. 2, 
1673, made by Anthon}^ Somerby*: "It was voted and there 
was chosen Richard Dole John knight sen"" & Thomas Hale 
Jun'' to lay out unto m"" Richard Dumer all his Just demands 
according to his Grants, and to receiue for the Townes use 
the land that is ouerplus & to make sale of that parcell of com- 
on that lyes on the south east corner of M"" dumers farme 
ioyneing to the Riuer neere Rowly mill and to sell the said 
parcell of land for the best aduantage of the Towne, the said 
three men agreeing about it, and the said price of the land to 
be imployed for the building of the ministry house." 

Copy of a general town meeting at Newbury, dated June 5, 
1673, made by Anthony Somerby*: "That wheras M'' Dumer 
Complaines that he wants measure in seuerall grants of land 
that was granted to him by the ToM-ne. It was voted that all 
m'' dumers grants should be measured by an equall Charge 
between the Towne & Mr. Dumer And the Towne doth en- 
gage to make good his seuerall Grants both upland and meadow. 
And m'" Dumer doth engage the Towne shall haue the rest of 
the land that is aboue his mesure to be returned to the Townes 
use And the lot layers with leiut woodman & John Knight 
sen"" was chosen mutually to see the said Land measured & 
done according to the said vote." 

Bond, dated Nov. 17, 1674, given by Richard Dumerj to 
Joseph Hills, Samuell Plumer and Wm. Gerrish, for SOOli. 
Wit: John Appleton* and John Pickard.* William Gerrish* 
and Samuell Plumer* certified that they agreed to attend all 
the meetings of the arbitrators. Wit: Joseph Hills.* 

Nathll, Saltonstall deposed. Sworn in court. 

*Autograph. fAutograph and seal. 



42 SALEM QUARTEKLY COURT [July 

Charles Greene and Hester his wife, daughter of Samuell 
Yeo, deceased v. Samuell Condy. Withdrawn.* 

Mr. Hen. Bartholmew v. Richd. Hollingworth. Debt. 
Verdict for plaintiff. Defendant being out of this jurisdiction, 
execution was respitted.f 

Mr. James Browne v. Ruth White, administratrix of the 
estate of Tho. White. Debt. Verdict for plaintiff. J 

Jeremiah Neale, executor of the will of John Neale, and 

John Appleton, sr.,§ John Pickard§ and Richard Dumer, jr.,§ 
deposed as to being present at the drawing up of the bond. 
Sworn, July 19, 1675, before Daniel Denison.§ 

Capt. Gerrish's bill of cost, 31i. 9s. 8d. 

Wm. Gerrish and John Knight, sr., deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

*Writ, dated June 21, 1675, for Condy's detaining the dwel- 
ling house and land from Hester, daughter of Samuell Yeo, 
signed by Hilliard Veren,§ for the court, and served by Nichlis 
Andrew, § constable of Marblehead. 

tWrit, dated May 14, 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,§ for 
the court, and served bj'- Henery Skerry, § marshal of Salem, 
by attachment of the orchard of Hollingworth and trees next 
to Philip English's part and next to the house. 

Henry Bartholmew's bill of cost, 16s. 

Mr. Richard Hollingworth of Salem, 9:9: 1673, owed to 
Henry Bartholmew :§ to serge, galome and thred, 9s. lOd. ; 
4 duz. of buttons, 2s.; 31i. of butter, Is. 6d.; nedles, 4 l-2d., 
stillinge water, 18d., Is. 10 l-2d.; 1 firkin of butter, 56 l-21i., 
Hi. 8s. 3d., the firkin, 2s.; 2 yds. of ferrett Rebane, Is.; 2 qua. 
brandy, 3s.; 61i. of suger, 2s. 6d.; 1-4 C. suger, 9s. 4d.; 61i. 
suger, 2s. 6d.; 1 yd. of yealow serge and a peece of Red tape, 
3s. lOd.; 8 laces, 8d., 1-4 C. of Suger, 9s. 4d., 10s.; goods to 
his maide Sara Barrett, 13s.; 21i. of Tab:, Is. 4d.; 4 yds. of 
bindinge, 41i. of butter, 2s. 6d. ; a pr. of shooes and a broome, 
5s. 5d.; total, 41i. 19s. 10 l-2d. 

tWrit, dated May 29, 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,§ for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, § marshal of Salem, 
by attachment of a small table, two brass candlesticks and a 
parcel of corn belonging to defendant. 

Bill of cost. Hi. 2d. 

Bond, dated. May 11, 1671, given by Thomas White || of 
Wenham, to James Browne of Salem, merchant, for 91i. 10s. 
5d. Wit: John Browne§ and Stephen Mascoll.§ Sworn be- 
fore Wm. Hathorne,§ assistant. 

§Autograph. ||Autograph and seal. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 43 

Andrew Mansfeild, husband of Mary, late wife and now execu- 
trix of said John Neale, deceased v. WilUam Lord. Debt. 
Withdrawn. 

Leift. Thomas Putnam v. Ed. Richards. For coming upon 
the ground of the plaintiff, or in his possession, and breaking 
open the door of the dM^elling house upon said land that was 
left fast locked. The jury did not report on the main issue, 
but took the liberty of the law to present only what they found. 
Verdict for plaintiff, that the defendant broke open his lock. 
Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Edward Richards, 
Robert Brimsdon and Steephen Haskett bound.* 

*Writ, dated 23 : 4 : 1675, signed by Billiard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry,t marshal of Salem. 

Thomas Putnam's bill of cost, 21i. 14s. 6d. 

Robert Bronsdon deposed that sometime the past May, he 
was in Salem in company with Mr. Ralph King, Jacob Pud- 
ingetors, Edward Richards and John WiUiams, the cooper, near 
deponent's house that he bought of John Knight, sr., of Bev- 
erly, which house and land lay near Jacob Pudingeters in Salem. 
When they came to deponent's house, he found his door locked 
and not knowing where the key was, he endeavored to break 
the door open asking those with him to help him. Accordingly 
John Williams and Jacob Pudingeter, with a great hammer and 
a great pick unclinched the nails which held the lock, drove 
back the lock and staple and made it loose. Edward Richards 
coming to the door said that the door was open and pushed it 
in. Afterwards deponent asked John Williams to set another 
new lock on the door, which he did, and gave the key to said 
Pudingeter to keep for deponent. Sworn in court. 

John Steephens, aged about forty-one years, deposed that 
the house he hired of Leift. Putnam, which was mortgaged 
to him by John Knights, he had looked at when no one lived in 
it, before Apr. 14, 1675, which was the date when he hired 
it of him. He found the door without lock or bolt or latch, 
but open without any fastening. Love Steephens said that 
she went along with her husband. Sworn, 16 : 4 : 1675, before 
Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Lots on the south town commons: Jacob Pudeator's be- 
ginning at the east; Tho. Putnam next; another lot of Jacob 
Pudeator's; land of John Bestes; next land of John Williams. 

Mortgage deed, dated July 9, 1674, given by John Knight,! 
sr., of Beverly, for 201i. to Leift. Thomas Puttnam of Salem, 

tAutograph. JAutograph and seal. 



44 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

"all that my dwelling house, newly built with the ground it 
stands up & belongs there to being twenty fower rod or pole 
of ground, which according to a bill of sale from Jacob Pud- 
eater bearing date the 24*'^ of June 1674 appeereth, which said 
Houss & ground is scittuate & lying in Salem, & is bounded 
with the Towne comon land to the south & on the east, north 
& west with the land of the said Jacob Pudeater." Wit: 
Hilliard Veren, sr.* and Jno. Price.* Owned, 9:5: 1674, be- 
fore Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. Recorded in the records of 
Salem, book 4, fol. 87, 10 : 5 : 1674, by Hilliard Veren,* re- 
corder. 

Deed, dated Oct. 16, 1673, given by John Knightf of Salem, 
yeoman, to Robert Brinsdon of Boston, merchant, for a house 
"of six & twenty foot long & eightenn foot broad with all the 
land apptaining thertoo lying & being in Salem aforesayd 
Twenty-four pole of land lying and being bounded as fol- 
loweth viz: one the east with the land of Jacob Poindestre one 
the west with the land of John Williams cooper: and the 
north with the land som-times in the hands of Thomas Wat- 
son and one the south with the Common or Common land." 
Wit: Mary Richards* and Willm. Howard,* scribe. Ack- 
nowledged, 19 : 10 : 1673, before Tho. Clarke,* assistant. 
Recorded in Salem, book 4, fol. 115, June 15, 1675, by Hilliard 
Veren,* recorder. 

John Williams deposed that about four years ago he saw 
John Knight, sr., give possession to Robert Bronsdon. Sworn 
in court. 

Samuell Pickworth testified that about two years ago he 
was employed by John Knight of Beverly, upon the account 
of Robert Bronsdon of Boston, to work upon the house, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

John Knight testified concerning his father selling the 
land near Pudeater's, the smith, to Bronsdon, in satisfaction 
of money he disbursed for deponent's sister when she lay 
sick in Boston nearly five years ago. On that account de- 
ponent gave his consent that he should have it and no one else. 
Sworn in court. 

James Browne, glazier, aged seventy-one years, deposed 
that Thomas Putnam and John Knight, sr., of Beverly came 
to his house a little while before said Knight went to England 
in 1674, about the latter end of the fifth month or the beginning 
of the sixth to see about a parcel of glass for the said Knight's 
house. The glass being ready. Knight ordered it to be de- 
livered to said Putnam, whom deponent promised to set up 
the glass. Sworn in court. 

♦Autograph. fAutograph and seal. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 45 

John Putnam, Henry Keny and John Buxton, in behalf of 
the committee of Salem farmers v. John Upton, Debt. 
Verdict for defendant.* 



John Williams, aged about forty years, and Jacob Pudeater, 
aged about thirty-three years, deposed concerning Edward 
Richards breaking open the door, which was in the latter end 
of April or the beginning of May last since Robert Brinsden 
came from Boston. Sworn in court. 

John Rogers, aged about twenty-eight years, deposed that 
he tried to hire the house of John Knight before he went to 
England, but he said another had looked at it, but later told 
him he might have it and that Lieut. Putnam had charge of 
it. Sworn in court. 

Nathaniel Veren, aged about twenty years, deposed that he 
bought a door lock at Mr. Jonathan Curwines for his father- 
in-law Thomas Putnam, and set it on the door of the house his 
father bought of John Knight, sr., of Beverly. The house 
was in Salem next to Jacob Pudeator's on the west. He locked 
the door into a new staple that came from his father's house. 
Sworn in court. 

Jonathan Corwin, aged thirty-four years, deposed that in 
1673, he disbursed upon the house of Mr. Brimsden a sum for 
boards and nails by John Knights' direction. Also that the 
next year, said Knights proferred the house as security for the 
loan of 501i. in silver, whereupon deponent told him that he 
had said a year ago that the house was Brimsden's, and he 
answered that it was true, but his cousin and he had agreed 
and the house was now his. Sworn in court. 

Edward Richards testified. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: John Putnam, Henry Kenny and John Buxton, in 
behalf of the committee of Salem farmers v. John Upton; 
debt ; to be paid in money, butter, wheat or provisions, it being 
his proportion for the meeting house rate; dated 11 : 4 : 1675; 
signed by Hilliard Veren, f for the court; and served by Hen- 
ery Skerry,t marshal of Salem, who read the attachment to 
his wife in their house. 

Wm. Lake, aged about thirty-eight years, deposed that he 
being then constable, the committee then chosen in the Farms, 
Tho. Puttnam, Tho. Fuller and Josuah Ray employed him to 
distrain upon Jno. Upton's land for not paj^ing the meeting 
house and ministry rates. 

Thomas Fuller, Lt. Thomas Puttnam and Joshua Rea de- 
posed. Sworn in court. 

Copy of the record of a meeting of the farmers, 26 : 10 : 

t Autograph. 



46 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

William Hascall, as guardian for the children of Roger Has- 
call, deceased v. Edw. Berry, who married Elizabeth, relict of 
said Roger. Court found for plaintiff. The defendant was 
to deliver the children's portions. The jury brought in a 
special verdict which should have been entered before the 
courts' judgment. If the committing of an estate of legacy 
or inheritance by will of deceased to any person for the bring- 
ing up of the legatees notwithstanding the person to whom 
such estate was committed by will is deceased, and the legatees 
left to and brought up by a guardian, will by law keep such 
estate from their guardian, they find for defendant; if not, for 

1672, made by John Putnam*: "It was voted that the fifth 
part of y^ Rate for y^ Building of the meeting house and finish- 
ing of y'' same shall be paid In Money or butter or wheat at 
money price and y'^ Rest of the pay in such pay as shall Carry 
the worke along. This money and Butter and wheat is to 
prouide glass and nailes for the meeting house." 

"At a meeting of the farmers the 6*'' of Nouemb'" 1674 There 
was A Comitty Chosen for y^ year ensueing w"'' Are John 
Putnam, John Gingell, John Buxton, Nathaniel Ingersoll & 
Henry Kennye." 

"At a meeting of the farmers y'' 22 7*'" m° 1674 It was 
voted that the former Comittyes are Desired To Giue an 
account of the Rates that they haue made to the Committy 
In being, and y^ Committy In being are to receive the account." 

"The 28 of y" 10'*^ m° 1674. We whose names are und'" 
written being Desired To Give an account of the ministers 
Rate and the meeting house Rate made for y^ year 1672, y^ 
27 of y" 12*'^ m° The menesters Rate made the 18*'' of y*^ 9*^ 
m° 1672, we say being desired to give an account to the Com- 
mitty now In being, our accounts are as followeth — Laid out 
upon the meeting 150 1' 13s. 3d. The Persons Names that 
haue not paid, "Bray Wilkins, 17s.; Nathaniel Putnam, 12s. 
lOd.; Isaac Goodall, 18s. 9d.; John Leach, sr., 7s.; William 
Raiment, 6s. 3d.; Jacob Barney, Is. 3d.; Capt. Thomas 
Latrop, Hi. 10s. 6d.; Zechary Herick, 6s. 9d.; John Upton, 
21i. 9s. 3d.; John Sampson, 3s.; William Nickolls, 9s. 4d.; 
Thomas Robins, 2s. 6d. ; Josiah Southerick, Is. 6d. ; Mrs. Dan- 
forth, 2s. 8d. Signed by Thomas Fuller, Joshua Rea and 
Thomas Putnam, and copy made by John Putnam.* 

"At A meeting of the farmers y" 26*** 10'"° 1672. It was 
voted that we will build a meeting house, 34 foot Long. 28 
foot Broad and 16 foot Between Joynts." 

*Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 47 

plaintiff, to have the estate that is willed unto Roger, Josiah, 
Samuell and Sarah Haskall by their father Roger Hascall, 
deceased.* 

Samuell Hunt v. Hen. Benet and Jon. Spark. Forfeiture of 
a bond of fifty pounds as surety. Verdict for plaintiff. Mod- 
eration of the bond was respitted.f 

Samuell Bishop and Margaret Bishop, executors of the will 
of Tho. Bishop, deceased v. Ens. Jon. Goold. Appeal from 
the judgment of the Worshipful Major Genrll. Denison. Debt. 
Special verdict. If one single evidence with defendant's 
affirmation, it not appearing to be a book debt nor how due 
nor in what, be sufficient proof according to law, they find for 
defendant, a confirmation of the former judgment; if not, 
for appellant, a reversion of the former judgment. Court 
found for plaintiff, the reversion of the former judgment.! 

*Writ, dated June 22, 1675, signed by Robert Lord,§ for 
the court, and served by Phillip Fouler, § deputy for Robert 
Lord,§ marshal of Ipswich, by attachment of houses of de- 
fendant. 

William Hascal's bill of cost, Hi. 10s. 

Henry Bayley and Henry Herrick certified, 20 : 5 : 1675, 
that they had viewed the estate lately Roger HascoU's, de- 
ceased, in Beverly, and judged "that the decay of the hous- 
inge and fences and stroy and waste made by cuttinge and 
fallinge of Timber vppon the Land," amounted to 601i. Sworn 
in court. 

Copy of the record of the Ipswich court, Mar. 30, 1675, 
appointing William Hasscall guardian of Roger Hasscall's 
children, made June 22, 1675, by Robert Lord,§ cleric. 

fWrit, dated June 24, 1675, signed by Robert Lord,§ for the 
court, and served by Robert Lord,§ by attachment of Spark's 
house and a horse and cattle of Benitt's. 

Samuell Hunt's bill of cost, Hi. 16s. 

Copy of the Salem court records, 30 : 4 : 1674, and of the 
Ipswich court, 4:9: 1674, and Mar. 30, 1675, in relation to 
this action. 

I Writ: Ens. John Gould v. Samuel Bishop and Margaret 
Bishop, executors of the estate of Thomas Bishop; debt; 
dated Apr. 6, 1675; signed by Robert Lord, for the court. 
Copy made, June 25, 1675, by Daniel Denison.§ 

Copy of papers in this action brought before Major Denison: 
Zacheus Curtise, sr., testified that he being in company with 

§Autograph. 



48 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Samuell Bishop and Margarett Bishop, executors of the 
will of Thomas Bishop, deceased v. John Goold. Appeal from 
the judgment of the Worshipful Major Genrll. Denisson. 
Debt. Special verdict. Court found for plaintiff. 

Mrs. Margarett Bishop and Mr. Samll. Bishop, executors 
of the will of Tho. Bishop, deceased v. Richard Downes. 
Debt. Verdict for plaintiff, to be paid in merchantable fish.* 

Thomas Bishop, sr. and John Gould some years since, heard 
Bishop own the debt, etc. Sworn, Apr. 20, 1675, before Daniel 
Denison, and copy made by Daniel Denison.f 

This action was tried before Major Denison, Apr. 20, 1675, 
with judgment for plaintiff. Appealed to the Salem court, 
John Baker and John Finder, sureties. Copy made by Daniel 
Denison.f 

Bill of cost, Hi. 2s. 6d. 

Samuell Bishop'sf reasons of appeal, received June 22, 1675, 
by Daniel Denison :t "There is but one single and simple 
Evidence to w* is proved in the Case (who if he were examined 
w* an oath is wn he is out of his Cups I suppose Can Give 
but a poor accompt of his knowledge) For when the s^ Curteis 
were examined before the Major Generall touching his evidence 
(he answered him) that he had never thought of it from the 
time that y'' words were spoken till a weeke or a fortnight be- 
fore y'' tryall of the Case wch makes the present plantiffe 
Groundlesly thinke that there were not in that evidence the 
truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth," etc. 

John Gould's answer to Samuell Bishup's reasons of appeal: 
"As to y*^ wisdome of y*^ parson wee acknowlidg hee may 
not haue so much Craft as a Buship but wee trust more honisty 
then all y Buships that may share in this estate if Recouered 
from y^ p'sent defendant afirming positiuly and one witnes 
making oath y"^ dettar neuer dening is dubel and Consiquntly 
Leagull profe before God and man and wee hope this p^sent 
Court will take notis how much this Charge doth reflect apon 
y^ former Court that Judged this Case. . . I hope this 
Court will be verey redy to Grant releufe in Cases where y" 
Buships of this Genaration would atempt soe hily to Apeale 
from Judgment Granted apon Law and testamony," etc. 

*Writ, dated June 24, 1675, signed by Peter TAvisden,t for 
the court, and served by Richard Willcom,t constable of the 
He of Shoales. 

Bishop's bill of cost, 21i. lOd. 

Richard Welcom, aged about thirty-four years, deposed that 

t Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 49 

Simond Bradstreet, Esq. v. William Buckly, Debt. With- 
drawn. 

William Buckly acknowledged judgment to Simond Brad- 
street, Esq. 

John Hascall, son of Roger Hascall v. Edw. Berry, late 
husband of Elizabeth Hascall, who was formerly the wife 
of Roger Hascall, deceased, and executrix of the said Roger's 
will. For withholding a legacy. Wm. Hascall engaged him- 
self in court as security for said John. Verdict for defendant.* 

he heard Downes acknowledge the debt to Samuel Bishop at the 
Shoals, but there were then six quintals of refuse fish paid. 
Sworn, June 24, 1675, before Peter Twisden,t commissioner. 

Bond, dated Nov. 28, 1669, given by Richard (his mark) 
Downe of the He of Sholl to Thomas Bishop of Ipswich, for 
641i. 4s. to be paid in fish. Wit: John Brounson and Chris- 
topher Codner. Said Brounson made oath, 20 : 5 : 1675, be- 
fore Wm. Hathorne,t assistant, and said Codner, 21 : 4 : 1675, 
in Salem court. 

Francis Wainwright deposed that when Bishop attached the 
fish, Downes had no fish upon the Rock, but his whole voyage 
was sold and delivered to deponent by his son Jno. Wain- 
wright according to order. The constable told deponent that 
he told Bishop that the fish attached was Wainwright's. 
Sworn, July 19, 1675, before Daniel Denison.f John Wain- 
wright made oath to the same in Salem court. 

*Writ, dated Apr. 3, 1675, signed by Samuell Hardie,t for 
the court, and served by William Rayment,t constable of 
Beverly, by attachment of Draper's point, belonging to de- 
fendant. 

Ed. Berry's bill of cost, lis. 

Willem Hascoll, aged about fifty-five years, deposed that 
he was at Salem court when his brother's will was proved and 
desired the court to consider his cousin John, as he was the 
eldest son, and had not been given as much as intended by will. 
When Mister Broadstreete viewed the will he told deponent's 
sister that she must consider her son John, which she agreed 
to do. Sworn in court. 

Wilem Dodge, aged about thirty years, deposed that he 
heard his mother Hascol say some time after his father-in-law's 
will was proved, that she was to pay 401i. to John, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

Elisabeth Dodge, aged about twenty-six years, deposed that 
her mother Hascol, etc. Sworn in court. 

fAutograph. 



50 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

William Goodhue v. James Sanders. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff.* 

Mr. Joseph Whiting, Mr. Samuell Gardner! and Allen 
Bread, jr. took the oath of a freeman. 

John Black dying intestate and there being an inventoryt 
of his estate brought in to court amounting to llli. 10s., admin- 
istration was granted to John, his son, who was ordered to pay 
out of the estate to his three sisters, Eliza KemboU, Pearcis 
Follett and Lydia Davis, 50s. each. 

Thomas Tenny, for committing fornication with Mary 
Tenny, was sentenced to be severely whipped or pay a fine, 
the whipping to be on the next lecture day, 

Mary Tenny, for committing fornication with Tho. Tenny 

Copy of the will of Roger Hascoll made by Hilliard Veren,§ 
cleric. 

*Writ, dated May 19, 1675, signed by Robert Lord,§ for the 
court, and served by Robert Lord,§ marshal, by attachment 
of land in the Haverhill ox-common. 

Decan William Goodhue's bill of cost. Hi. 14s. lOd. 

William Goodhue reckoned with James Sanders, Mar. 12, 
1674-5, and there was due said Goodhue in pork, wheat and 
malt, 31i. On May 5, 1675, paid to Nathaniel Haris of Rowly 
10s. Goodhue's man, Thomas Spark, and Robert Lord, mar- 
shal, attested the same, the former on July 20, 1675, before 
Daniel Denison,§ and the latter in Salem court. 

Lettery of attorney, dated June 21, 1675, given by William 
Goodhew, sr.,§ of Ipswich to Robert Lord, jr., of Ipswich. 
Wit: Henry Benet§ and Thomas Sparke.§ Sworn, June 22, 
1675, before Daniel Denison.§ 

fEdw. Rawson,§ Secretary, certified that "Att A Generall 
Court for Election held at Boston 12*^ May 1675, Samuel 
Gadiner was Admitted to the freedome of this Colony." 

ICopy of the inventory of the estate of John Blacke, sr., 
who died 16 : 1 : 1675 taken 12 : 2 : 1675, by Thomas Law- 
thropp and John Hill, and copy made by Samuell Hardie:§ 
his wearing Clothes, 21i.; linnen sheets & shirts, Hi. 5s.; small 
Linnen, 5s.; bed, bolster & Pillow, 21i. 15s.; bedstead, Chest 
& Chaire, Hi.; one Cow, 41i.; a Small Gunne, 5s.; total, llli. 
10s. "There was another Cowe: that was Sold p the now 
Deceased person in the time of his life for two pounds in money : 
the charge of the seuerall & other maters amounted to more & 
therfore we thought not meet: to put that into the Inventory." 

§ Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 51 

and concealing it until after her marriage to another man, was 
sentenced to be severely whipped the next lecture day or pay a 
fine. 

Court remitted William Croft's fine. 

Henry Skerry, marshal, was appointed administrator of the es- 
tate of Elias Whittee, deceased, who died intestate, and there be- 
ing an imperfect inventory* presented, said Skerry was ordered 
to perfect it, pay the debts, and make return to the next court. 

Mary Read, presented for committing fornication, was sen- 
tenced to be whipped on the next lecture day or pay a fine. 

Capt. Joseph Gardner, Richard Norman, Christopher Latta- 
more, Mr. John Hathorne of Lin, Ellenor Hollingworth and 
Edward Richards had their former licenses renewed for keep- 
ing an ordinary. 

Mr. Steephen Haskett, Mr. Jon. Higgenson, Mr. Moses 
Maverick, Mr. William Browne, jr., Capt. John Corwin and 
Mr. John Gedney had ' their licenses renewed for retailing 
strong waters. 

Theophilus Baily had his former license renewed and also 
further liberty to draw beer and cider, f 

Mr. Timothy Lindoll and Mr. William Bowditch had li- 
censes granted to retail strong water. 

*Inventory of the estate of Elias Whity, who was servant 
to Robt. Stone, and was drowned at Winter Island from a 
boat carrying fish ashore, Edw. Mould and John King being 
chosen by said Stone to appraise his goods: one hatt, 7s. 6d.; 
one Caster hat, 8s.; 4 yds. Broad Cloth at 5s. 6d. p yd., Hi. 
2s.; 12 yds. narrow Cotton at Is. 8d. p yd., 18s.; 4 pr. shooes, 
13s.; 1 Coate & A pr. of Britches, Hi. Is.; 1 Coate & pr. of 
Britches, 14s.; 2 wastcoats, 9s.; 3 old pr. Drawers, 3s.; a 
prsell of old Cloaths, 8s.; 2 shirts & 4 neckcloth, 1 pr. Gloves 
9s.; 1 gunn, 1 Chest & a rayser, lis.; 1 Line & Hooks, 4s. 
one horse & a sadle, 21i. ; mony Robt. Stone owes him, Hi. 7s 
5d.; total, llli. 9s. lid.; Charges for his Burien, 31i. 4s. 
washing & Lodging Last winter and diet for five months, 41i. 
for last summer. Hi. ; mony Lent him p Wm. Russell, Hi. 10s. 
total, 91i. 14s. 

fPetition dated 26 : 4 : 1675, of the selectmen of Linn, Rich. 
Walker,! Thomas Marshall,! WiUiam Bassett,| Ralph King! 
and Thomas Newhall,| for the court to grant the license. 

lAutograph. 



52 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Allexander Lillington came into court, and by papers it 
appearing to court that he is the husband of Sarah, daughter 
of Thomas James, deceased, who is the only surviving child 
and rightful heir of said James, court ordered that what estate 
of said Thomas was or is in the hands of Jeremiah Meachum, 
administrator, or elsewhere in this country, be delivered up to 
said Allexander forthwith.* 

*Letter addressed "For ou'' hon"""^ friends The Majestrates 
of Salem These In New England." 

"Hon'''^ And Christian freinds 

"Herewith goes A member of this Collony Alexander 
Lillington, whose occasions call him to yo'' Jurisdiction, to 
looke after an estate, real and psonall, in right of his wife; 
Sarah the daughter of Thomas James, formerly an Inhabitant 
in yo'' Countrey but some yeares since departed this life, in 
these parts whoe left Ishue, besides his said daughter, two sons, 
John and Joseph, both which being since dead, the said estate, 
(in Law and equity) belongs to the said Sarah, as the onely 
suruiuo"". As for such estate, which the said decendents were 
possessed of, in this Collony, the said Lillington is invested 
therewith, by virtue of an Administration granted to him by 
this Court. A Testimoniall whereof (attested by ou"" Regis- 
ter, with the scale of the Collony Affixed thereunto) hee carrys 
with him to shew yo"" Court of Salem. Yett he beeing dubious, 
that those whoe are in possession of the said estate there will 
proue litigious. And if swayed by a wordly interest may 
weary him with law sutes, unlesse hee will comply with their 
selfish, and couetous desires, in regard hee is altogeather a 
straunger in yo"" parts and so his Credditt, not likely to fur- 
nish him with money (which Solomon saith answeres all things) 
to wage law. Wherefor hee desires letters from us to yo'' 
Worp^ as depending for help and assistance wholy on yo"" 
Justice. Such a reasonable request by noe meanes could wee 
deny him, though wee know (by the fame y* is spread) yo'' 
readinesse to distribute to all, according to equity. Howeuer 
though wee are assured that so it is, and that wee speake to 
those who professe to Hue, a life to come. Yett (as stewards 
of God) in the bearers behalf, wee thinck expedient to desire 
yo"" worp^ to make yo"" wisdome and iustice operatiue to counter 
check any Subtilty or deceipt that may bee suggested by his 
opposers. Yo"" station alloweth yo"" greate aduantage yo" are 
the first figures that stand for more in publique concernes 
then all that follow after. Wee hope therefor yo" will shew 
yCselues worthy patriots, and iustly defend him against all 
cunning fraud, but especially that he may not bee put of with 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 53 

An imperfect will of Richard Bishop, deceased, being pre- 
sented and all parties concerned being not present, the case 
was referred to the next Salem court. 

John Lander and his wife, presented for committing fornication 
before marriage, were sentenced to be whipped or pay a fine. 

John Legroe and his wife, presented for committing forni- 
cation before marriage, were sentenced to be whipped the next 
lecture day or pay a fine. 

Mr. Peter Duncan of Gloster being complained of for selling 
strong Avaters to the Indians, the hearing of the case was 
referred to the next Ipswich court and the clerk was too issue 
warrants. 

John Baker and his wife, presented for committing forni- 
cation before marriage, were sentenced to be whipped the next 
lecture day or pay a fine. 

delayes. The doeing whereof as it will bee of greate concerne 
to him, so wee shall take it as a fau'" to ou^'selues, and if it 
layeth within ou"" beinge bee ready on all occasions to retalliate 
Thus committing yo" to the protection of the omniscient 
power; with hearty commendations tendered wee take leiue 
to subscribe ou'^selues 

"S" Yo'' friends & seruants 
"Tho. Cullen,* John Jenkins, Dpt^ Gov^ 
"John Nixon,* John Hearvey.* 
"From y'' Court of Albemarle 

the 12**^ March 1674-5." 

Caleb Lambe, aged about thirty-six years, deposed that 
being in the county of Albemarle in the Province of Carolina 
in 1674-5, he was present at the sitting of the court when he 
received his appointment as adminstrator of Thomas James' 
estate. John Pelton, aged about thirtj^ years, testified to the 
same. Sworn, May 20, 1674, before Daniel Denison.* 

Francis Godfreyf certified, at Albemarle, Oct. 10, 1674, that 
he married Allexander Lillington and Sarah James, daughter of 
Thomas James according to the act of the country on Sept. 
16, 1669. Wit: Thomas Harris,* clerk of the court. 

Letter of administration to Allexander Lillington and his 
wife Sarah, of the estate of John James and Joseph James, 
dated Albemarle county, in the Province of Carolina, Mar. 
16, 1674, and signed by John Jenkins,* Dep. Gov., with the 
county seal affixed. 

*Autograph. 



54 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Martha Henly and Elizabeth Poe, for scolding and rude 
carriage and speeches and for fighting one with another, were 
fined. 

Elizabeth, wife of William Poe, for selling liquors several 
times to the Indians contrary to law, was fined or to be whipped. 

Thomas Leonard complained of upon suspicion of having 
a hand in burning the coal house at the Iron works, court 
found that there was great ground of suspicion, and ordered 
that if said Leonard be found within seven miles of Topsfeild 
or the Iron works for time to come, he should be whipped and 
complained of to a magistrate by any person who should find 
him, and he was also bound to good behavior during the 
pleasure of the court. Thomas Leonard, Mr. Oliver Purchas 
and Ens. John Goold bound.* 

*01iver Purchis, aged fifty-eight years, testified that Thomas 
Leonard, Blaye Vinton and Sarah Perkins came to Lyn works 
on the sixth day before the coalhouse at Rowley Village was 
burned, on the Lord's day and they were at the house where 
deponent dwelt at or before three o'clock in the afternoon. 
They were at home that night, about home all the next day 
and the Lord's day on which the coalhouse was burned, and 
were at Lyn meeting both forenoon and afternoon. Further 
deponent never heard Leonard make any complaint against 
the works or the owners. Sworn in court. 

John How deposed that Goody Lannord said a few days be- 
fore she went away from Rowly Village that the works would be 
ruined, "Mark said she thay will sartonly be demolished for 
saied she the owners haue delt wekedly with us: and saied 
the workmane haue a trek to hender any from working after 
them If thay be torned out: thay will com to damig said she 
by fier or otherwise." Samuell and Nathanill also spoke 
such words, and Samuell vowed vengance upon the owners. 
Sworn in court. 

Jeremie Houd deposed that he saw Thomas Lenord at the 
Iron works at Topsfeld the Friday before the fire and he tied 
his horse to the coalhouse. Further that they laid up the 
coalbasket on Friday night but on Saturday morning half of 
it was burned off. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Andrews deposed that the coal that lay on the 
side next the dwelling house was not on fire until the coal- 
house fell on it, after which he took a shovel from that side 
that was only a little scortched. 

Warrant, dated 22 : 5 : 1675, for the appearance at sight, 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 55 

Left. Thomas Putnam attaching Edward Richards and 
letting the attachment fall, the latter was allowed costs.* 

of Thomas Pearly and wife Liddea, John How, Samuell Si- 
monds, Daniell Wood, Jeremiah Hood, Thomas Towers, 
Zacheus Curtice, jr., Edmund Bridges and Ensign John Goold 
to give evidence concerning the burning of the Iron works, 
signed by Hilliard Veren,t for the court. The constable of 
Salem was ordered by the court to "press a horse & man 
to send away this warrant," and John Littlehale made oath in 
court that he had summoned the persons mentioned. 

Samwell Simons, aged about thirty-five years, and Daneell 
Wood, aged about twenty-five years, deposed that they saw 
the fire and the windward end of the house was first burned, 
which was toward the southwest. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Tower deposed that on Thursday night Lannord 
came to Goody Androuses, and thence to John Gould's, where 
he lodged. Sworn in court. 

John Gould deposed that Jacob Towne told him that the 
end next the highway was burned first, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Putnam deposed that he was at John Gould's house on 
Thursday night and, when Lenerd came in, asked him where 
he had been. He said he was not bound to give account. 
Sworn in court. 

Blaze Vinton, aged twenty-one years, deposed that he had 
asked Leonard to go with him to Topsfeild and Ipswich, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

Thomas Perley, aged about thirty-four years, deposed that 
the next week after the fire, Nathanel Lenod came into his 
field and said he was glad he was not there when the house 
burned, because they would have said he burned it. Sworn 
in court. 

Edmond Bridges testified that on Friday, Lenard tied his 
horse to the coalhouse, came down to the forge and asked 
for John Vinton, etc. Sworn in court. 

Zakeas Curtis, aged about twenty-nine years, testified that 
he was at the "upper finere whell," etc. Also that he saw 
Thomas and Nathanell Lenord on Friday late at night come 
riding from the forge by deponent's house. Deponent asked 
them if the workmen were at the "works and they said they 
could not tell but saw a light in the forge, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Vinton, aged about twenty-six years, deposed that he 
with Thomas Tower and John Chilson, went to Goodwife 
Andrewes, etc. Sworn in court. 

*Edward Richards' bill of cost, 17s. 8d. 

tAutograph. 



56 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

The fines received by this court are to be paid, lOH. in money 
to the treasurer of the county, the rest to remain upon this 
court's account. 

Court ordered that if there were not seven barrels of powder 
laid in according to law as town stock by the selectmen of 
Salem on or before the last day of the next month and so 
signified under the hands of the selectmen, to the Worshipful 
Major General Denison, the said selectmen should be liable 
to the penalty of the law. 

Whereas Samuell Leonard made an escape from under the 
hands of justice to some parts in Coneticot Colony, court 
desired that the said Colony return him, if found, as a runaway. 

The will* and inventory! of Margeret Sanden were proved 
and allowed in court by John Merett. 

*Will of Margarett (her mark) Sanden| of Marblehead, 
widow of Arthur Sanden, ''being Ancient," dated Aug. 20, 
1667: "Imp'"s I giue unto Samuell & Ephraim Sandin the 
children of John Sanden, my son, late deceased: twenty 
shillings each of them to be paid in 6 months after my decease 
It I giue vnto the children of nicholas meret by mary my 
daughter, being in number eight sons & daughter, now sur- 
viving all the rest of my estat when all debts & other charges 
are paid to be equally devided among those that survive of 
them to the age the sonns at 21 years & daughters at 18 years 
or maryed: It I doe appoynt my son nicholas merrett & mary 
his wife my daughter to be sole executors of this my last will 
& testament," Wit: Mary (her mark) Veren, Henry West§ 
and Hilly ard Veren, sr.§ 

flnventory of the estate of Margreet Sanding, deceased, 
appraised by Cristover Lattemore, William Browne and 
Nathenell Walton: one Feather Bed, 21i.; 1 Bolster and 2 
Pillowes, 15s.; 2 old Blanketts & 1 old Rugg, 10s.; 1 old Cat- 
taile & old Bedding, 12s.; 1 old Couerled, 12s.; 1 old Chair, 
2s.; 1 old bedstead and 1 old Bedd matt, 10s.; 1 pare Cur- 
tans and old Vallins, 12s.; 1 Looking Glace, Is. 6d.; 1 old 
Warming Pann, 4s.; 2 Pare Pillowbeers, 6s.; 3 old pillow- 
beers fitt for nothing but tinder; 6 sheetes, Hi. 16s.; 5 old 
sheetes, 15s.; 1 Table Cloth, 1 Bolster Cloth, 10s.; a small 
parsell of table Lining fitt for tinder; 1 old Chest made of 
pine, 5s.; 1 old wainscott Chest, 7s.; 1 frame Table, 12s.; 
5 Joynt stooles. Hi. 7s. 6d.; 1 Brass Kettle, Hi. 5s.; 1 Iron 
pott, 15s.; 1 old Iron pott and pott Hooks, 8s.; 2 old Iron 

JSeal. §Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 57 

Ruth White, administratrix of the estate of Thomas White, 
deceased, made oath that all the debts were paid, and was 
discharged.* 

The administrators of Samuell Leach have made their return 
of the sale of the house and land as far as it will go to pay the 
creditors. 

Hen. Roades was allowed costs in an action brought by 
Joseph Armitage who did not prosecute. f 

Skilletts, 5s.; 1 pessell & morter, 5s.; 1 pare of old Scales, 
2s.; 1-2 a dussan of puter Dishes, 16s.; 2 old puter platters 
& 2 old plaits, 4s.; 2 old puter Candle sticks, 3s.; 2 old Candle- 
sticks, 2s.; 1 quart, 1 wine quart, 1 wine pinte, 1-2 pinte, 
1 nogin, 6s. ; a parcell of old puter, 9s. ; 1 Trambell, 3s. ; 1 old 
friing pann, 1 old pare of Tongs & an old Shouell, 3s.; total, 
171i. 3s. 

*Account of payments made by Ruth Whitt, administra- 
trix: to Capt. Goarge Corwinn, 71i. 10s. lOd.; to Capten 
Lothoerup, 4U. 15s. 4d.; Jonathan Wade, 91i. 8s. 11 l-2d.; 
Mr. John Rucke, 21i. 16s. 6d.; Mrs. Elizabeth Newman, 
41i. 7s. 4d.; Mr. John Gidny, sr., 41i. Is. 2d.; WiUam Story, 
31i. 6s. 8d.; Decon Goodhew, 21i. 13s. 4d.; Ezekell Woodward, 
71i. 12s. 8d.; Insigne Gold, 31i. 6s. 8d.; Richard Hutten, 81i.; 
Zebulon Hill, 2H.; John Denice, 15s. 8d.; Daniell Kilham, 
Us. 4d.; Thomas Ives, 4s. lOd.; Goodman Goldsmith, Hi.; 
Thomas Fisk, Hi.; Andrew Petter, 14s. 8d.; Insigne Corning, 
4s. 8d.; four swine lost out of ye estatt, 21i.; one load of hay 
from Chebako, Hi.; An horss Lost out of ye estat prised at 
41i. ; for driving swine to decon goodhus, 4s. ; to Robertt perce 
of Ipswich, Hi. 14s.; taken by marshal Scerj^, 10s.; Thomas 
Rix, 4s. 8d.; taken by Jno. West, 19H.; total, 731i. 16s. 7 l-2d. 

fHenery Rhodes'^ petition: that he had been greatly dam- 
aged by Joseph Armitage of Lynn by unjust molestation and 
suits at law for three or four years, and upon complaint to the 
grand jury together with Capt. Savage, said Armitage was 
presented as a common barrator and it was accepted by the 
court. He still pursued the same course and now sued him 
about the same piece of land which said Roads had owned 
for fifteen or sixteen years, formerly Capt. Bridges', to which 
Armitage pretends title from Mr. Giffords. This molestation 
has been to "much spending of my spirrits, & hee is a man 
that hath sd hee is not of estate worth five pounds & I know 
not any estate of his worth one pound," etc. 

Bill of cost, 18s. 6d. 

lAutograph. 



58 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Mr. John Blackleech being attached to this court by Nicho- 
las Manning and not prosecuting, said Blackleech was allowed 
costs.* 

John Mastone, constable of Salem, brought in a bill of 8s. for 
carrying a malefactor to Boston goal upon suspicion of murder. f 

The will| and inventory of Thomas Coledum were proved 
and allowed. 

*Bill of cost of John Blackleach, "to 3 dayes in my Comming 
from hartford and Retorning againe that being the place of 
my habbitation," 16s. 

fFor poting willam Solar and gorg nortes Man in to prison 
and Caring them to befarly, 3s.; going post to Maruellhed, 
2s. ; Caring of A Imbargo to befarly, Is. ; Caring on of y'' Men 
to len that did belong to that Comperny that brought 
ye shep in to porcataye that wos sesed A pon by the Con- 
try, 2s. 

JWill of Thomas (his mark) Couldum of Lynn, aged about 
eighty-six 3^ears, dated Mar. 14, 1674-5, and proved by An- 
drew Mansfeild and Joseph Roads: "I bequeath to my wife 
Joannah Couldam, all my planting ground in the Township 
of Linn afforesd Containing in estimation about twenty foure 
acres (viz) twelue acres of it in estimation being my house 
Lott bee it more, or Lesse: & the rest of it, with mowing ground 
ajoyning to it, being Called by the name of Turkye Feild the 
whole Containing in estimation foareteen acres, & an halfe, 
bee it more, or Lesse & is bounded with the Lands of Richard 
Moore & Joseph Mansfeild: And alsoe the use of all my 
houseing, and alsoe all my medow ground (viz) five acres of 
salt marsh ground Lyeing in Rumnye marsh, betwixt Ed- 
ward Bakers marsh, & the marsh of Richard Haven Alsoe 
two acres of salt marsh in Rumnye marsh Lyeing betwixt the 
marsh of M'' whiteing, & the marsh of Andrew Mansfeild & 
two acres of salt marsh Lyeing in the Marsh beefore the Towne 
Lyeing by the Marsh of Moses Chadwell (viz) dureing her 
naturall life, not Crossing a Couenant, or agreement made 
betwixt my selfe, & my grandchild Samuell Simonds, touch- 
ing my Considering, or a Loweing him, for his manageing my 
affaires. 

"I give vnto my wife Joannah the one half of all my Liveing 
stocke both in Neat cattle, horse kind, sheep, swine &c. : & 
halfe the increase of them, & halfe the produce of the whole 
Liueing accordinge to the affore hinted Covenant, or agreem* 
with the Afore sd Samuell Simonds, as her owne proper right 
& interest. If: I give unto my wife Joannah, all my moueable 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 59 

The will* of Hen. Lea was proved. 

estate both within dores, & without dores, to bee at her free 
dispose. It: I give vnto my son Clement Couldum his heires 
& assignes for ever one halfe of all my Lands houseing, & 
medow as his own proper right, & interest forever, with all 
Comon Liberty and previlidges belonging thereunto with 
halfe the orchard 

"I giue vnto my sonn Clement Couldum (after my owne, 
& my wifes deseace my bed that I Lye uppon, with all the 
Appurtenances belonging there vnto, my great chist alsoe 
with my Cubberd, Iron pott & Iron kettle,) notwithstand my 
guift of my moveables vnto my wife which is expressed as 
to her in generall Tearmes as abouesd. It. I herby Con- 
firme vnto my Grandchild Sam^^ Simonds to him his heires, 
& assignes forever as his owne proper right & interest. And 
that vppon Consideration of his Agreem* with us to manage 
& Carrye on all o'' buisinesses according to the sd agreem* 
That hee the sd Sam^' Simonds shall have & enjoye to him, 
his heires & assignes for ever one halfe of all my houseing 
Lands medowes & marsh ground & halfe the orchard as aboue 
exp''st, w*'' all Comons, Libertyes & p^'vilidges (viz) after my 
owne & wife's desease It: I make choyce of my Loueing wife 
& my Loueing Brother & Freind M'^ Henrye Rhodes Joynt 
executo". Last I desire my Loueing Friend Andrew Mans- 
feild & John Newhall senio'" to bee overseers of this my will." 
Wit: Samuell Rodesf and Joseph Rhodes. f 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Couldum of Lynn, 
who died Apr. 8, 1675, appraised by Francis Burrillf and 
Nathaniell Handforth: wearing apparrill, Lyning, woolen, 
stockins, shoos, hats, 5H. 7s.; Bedding, 61i. 18s.; Beddiiig, 
Hi. 6s.; Bedding given to Clemond Coldum according to will, 
51i. 10s.; Lyning, 61i. 8s.; Brasse & puter, IH.; 2 Iron pots, 

1 Iron Ketle, a ringer, wedges, hake, hookes, tooles, 41i. 8s.; 

2 Cheere Tables, Couberd, fermes & Chest, IK. 15s.; Armes 
& Amunition, Ih. 15s.; 16 sheepe & 7 Lambs, 91i.; English 
& Indian Corne, 41i. 2s. 6d.; flax. Hemp, wool & yarne. 
Hi. 16s.; Boards & shingles, Hi. 8s.; Uncut cloath, Ih. 4s.; 
monyes, 8H. 6s.; Lumber, wheeles & Barrills, 31i.; Porke, Hi.; 
Neate Catle, 361i. 5s.; Horse kinde, 51i. 10s.; Swine, 12s.; 
Houseing, 271i. 10s.; Upland & medow ground, 17511.; carts, 
plow, Grindlestone & Haye, 31i. 14s.; A sadle & pillion, Hi. 
5s.; total, 31311. 19s. 6d. 

*Will of Henry (his mark) Lea of Manchester, dated Feb. 
12, 1674, and proved by William Benent and Samuell Freind: 

fAutograph. 



60 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Worshipful Major William Hathorne made return of the 
disposal of the money received from the sale of Thomas Robins, 
the Indian. 

Fined by the Worshipful Major Wm. Hathorne: 

On 20 : 5 : 1674, John Norton, for striking up Ruben's 
heels. 

John Bennet and Nath. Pease, for affronting the constable in 
gathering the minister's rate. 

On 17 : 9 : 1674, Owen Henly, for swearing more than once 
and being in drink. 

Hen. Colbourne, for excess in drinking and for abusing Mr. 
Batter. 

On 21 : 11 : 1674, Jon. Waldron, for being drunk and abusing 
the constable. 

John Shaw, for being drunk. 

John Plum, for abusing the constable's deputy. 

Tho. Allexander, for not assisting the constable. 

John and Jonathan Verry, for not assisting the constable. 

John Martin, for swearing. 

"I giue & bequeth to my well beloued wife Marey Lea my 
wholle estate personalle & reall, my depts being payed y^ 
estate is lift to her w* is remayning except som small Legeacyes 
y* I giue to my chillderen, to my son John Lea I giue twenty 
shillens, to my other too sonns Samuell & Thomas Lea I giue 
ten shillens apeace to each of them & to my too daughters 
Hanah & Sarah Lea too each of them I giue & bequeth ten 
shillings a peace and for y^ p''formenc hereof I haue made & 
doe apoynt my wife meary Lea afore saide excecuetor & my 
well beloued friends Thomas Jones & willam Benet as ouer 
sears to assist her in any busnes as she shall desire of them 
consirning the said estate." Wit: Samuell Freind*, and 
Aron (his mark) Bennet. 

Inventory of the estate of Henery Lea, taken Mar, 29, 
1675, by John West* and Willam Bennet:* hows & land with 
priveledges there unto belonging, lOOli.; Cattell & Swine, 
241i.; Bedding w*'' other howshold Goods, 201i.; total, 14411. 
Debts to be paid, 281i. 

Writ: Nicholas Manning v. Mr. John Blackleech, mariner, 
and Mr. Richard Lord, merchant; for selling and delivering 
an anvil to plaintiff, which anvil was claimed by Gervis Salter, 
who recovered by law; dated June 23, 1675; signed by Hilliard 

* Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 61 

Veren,* for the court; and served by Returne Waite,* deputy- 
marshal of Suffolk, Bond of John Blackleach.* 

Writ: John Tod v. Thomas Kimball; debt, for not per- 
forming an award made and given by Capt. Samuell Broekle- 
bank, Daniell Wicom and Jonathan Platts; dated May 17, 
1675; signed by Robert Lord,* for the court; and served by 
Robert Lord,* marshal of Ipswich. 

Writ: Alice Thomas, widow v. Samuell Norden; debt, for 
the rent of a house and land, according to an agreement dated 
Dec. 4, 1673; dated May 31, 1675; signed by Jonathan 
Negus,* for the court; and served by Returne Waite,* deputy 
marshal of Suffolk. Bond of Samuell Norden.* 

Writ: Richard Norman v. Hellin Chard; debt; dated 
Mar. 29, 1675; signed by Hilliard Veren,* for the court; and 
served by John Clifford,* constable of Salem. Robert Bray 
bound for said Chard. 

Writ: Mr. Wilham Browne, jr. v. James White of Ipswich; 
debt; signed by Hilliard Veren,* for the court; and served 
by Robert Lord,* marshal of Ipswich. 

Writ: Mr. William Brown, sr. v. Thomas Russell of Charles- 
town and John Dafforne of Boston; forfeiture of a bond, 
dated June 16, 1674, in which they were all bound; dated 
Apr. 30, 1675; signed by Jonath. Negus,* for the court; and 
served by Returne Waite,* marshal's deputy. Bond of John 
Dafforne.* 

Writ: Thomas Hale, jr. v. Edward Smith of Exeter; debt; 
for pine boards to be delivered at Boston; dated May 17, 
1675; signed by Anthony Somerby,* for the court; and served 
by Moses Oilman,* constable of Exeter, by attachment of a 
pair of logging wheels of defendant's. Bond of Edw. Smith,* 
Thomas Rawlings, surety. 

Writ: Mr. Philip Nellson v. John Willcote and Thomas 
Thurley; for not finishing a house and barn according to agree- 
ment made Oct. 16, 1667; dated Apr. 24, 1675; signed by 
Tho. Leaver,* for the court; and served by Robert Lord,* 
marshal of Ipswich, by attachment of land of Thomas Thurla. 

Bill of presentments, dated July 20, 1675, signed by Nathen. 
Puttnam,* in the name of the rest: 

Bartholemew Foster of Gloster, for breach of the Sabboth 
in going with his boat loaded from the head of Little river. 
Wit: Thomas Loufkin and Richard Dicke. 

The town of Ipswich, for not making the highway sufficient 
between Oloster and Ipswich, especially over Chebaco river. 
Dismissed, the way being mended. 

Samuell Elwell, for profaning the Sabboth day in going 
through the gut with his boat. Presented by Robert Elwell, 

*Autograph. 



62 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Robert Hooper, for swearing twice. 

On 26 : 1 : 1675, Tho. Jives and Abra. Stery, for striking. 

On 16 : 2 : 1675, Anthony Wood, for breach of the peace. 



William Vinson, sr., James Stevens, Steven Glover and Thomas 
Riggs. Wit: James Stevens and Hannah Solter. 

John Heibard and Moses Morgan of Beverly, for drunken- 
ness. Wit: John Bollsh, Joseph Bollsh and Thomas Parler. 

Nickles Pickett and wife Damores, of Marblehead, for 
fornication before marriage. 

Ehsabeth Poor, of Marblehead, for letting the Indians have 
liquors until they were drunk. Wit: Natheenel Wallton, 
Nicholas Willis and Edward Homan, John Lattony and Adam 
Clarke. 

John Legrove and wife Dinah of Salem, for fornication be- 
fore marriage. 

John Baker and wife Jonne, of Salem, for fornication before 
marriage. 

Walter Mungie, Mr. William Bowdidge, Richard Robards 
and John Lambord, sr., for living from their wives. 

The town of Beverly, for a defective highway between 
WiUiam Dixey and Richard Stackhouse. Wit: Henery Her- 
rick. 

The town of Beverly, for having a defective pound. Wit: 
William Benett. 

Arter Cartter, of Marblehead, for selling cider by the quart 
without a license and for presumptuous words against authori- 
ty. Wit: Rouland Ransbery. 

Oen Hande of Marblehead, for selling cider by the quart 
without license. Wit: Thomas Very, Richard Stace and 
Rouland Ransbery. 

The town of Topsfeild, for a defective highway between 
Salem bounds and Topsfeilde bridge. Wit: Natheinnel Putt- 
nam and James Moltten, jr. 

Calebath, John Porter, sr.'s servant, for fornication. 

Mary Read, who lived with Capt. Joseph Gardener, for 
fornication. 

Thomas Page and wife Mary, for fornication before mar- 
riage. He could not be found. 

Thomas Rix, Wm. Cortice, Mathew Price, Peter Chevoures, 
Steven Haskett, James Rowland, Jno. Crumwell, Jno. Launder, 
Wm. Reves, Jos. Allen, Jno. Baker and John Maskall, ap- 
pointed a jury of inquest upon a child named Thomas Ager, 
who was drowned on May 23, 1675, returned that^ he was 
accidently drowned by falling from a wharf, upon informa- 
tion of Mathew Price and others. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 63 

Edward Wolland, for being distempered in drink. 

On 30 : 6 : 1675, Tho. Leonard and John Alley, for fighting.* 

George Darling, for selling beer at 2d. a quart without 

license. t 

Thomas Male, for working on a public fast day openly in 
his shop, was fined or to be whipped. J 

Hen. Skerry, marshal, was allowed costs for going to Chems- 
ford and attaching Mary Read. 

Allowed 28s. in money to be disposed of by Capt. Gardner 
to the servants of his house, and also 2s. to the servant of the 
house where the Deputy Governor lodges. 

William Carter acknowledged judgment, 3:9: 1675, to 
Capt. John Corwin before the Worshipful Major Generall 
Daniel Denison and Major Wm. Hathorn. 

Court held at Ipswich, Sept. 28, 1675 

Judges: Samuell Symonds, Dep. Gov., Major Genii. Deni- 
son and Major Wm. Hathorne. 

Grand jury: Decon Goodhue, John Dane, Sergt. Perkins, 
Robert Kinsman, Aron Pengry, Corpll. Tho. Clarke, Wm. 
Ilsly, Mr. Tho. Noyes, James Barker, Leonard Haryman, 
John Pabody, John Barker, John Tenny and Rich. Bartlett. 

Jury of trials: Capt. Jo. Appleton, Cornet Jo. Whipple, 
Sergt. Tho. Waite, John Wainwright, Nath. Tredwell, Mr. 
Henry Sewall, John Emry, Sam. Platts, Jonath. Platts, Abell 
Langly and John Commings. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Scott, of Ipswich, ap- 
praised, Sept. 20, 1675, by John Appleton and William Good- 
hue, houses, land, wampum, etc., 18311. 12s. 8d. [Original on 
file in the Registry of Probate.] 

Inventory of the estate of Jonathan Gage, taken Mar. 22, 
1674-5, returned by Hester, the widow, amounting to 11411. 
9s. 2d. [Original on file in the Registry of Probate.] 

*Lynn presentment. Wit: Samuell Mansfeild and Nathen 
Ballard. 

fMarblehead presentment. Wit: Richard Norman and 
Richard Knott. 

JSalem presentment. For working on June 29, a public 
fast day. Wit: Mrs. Mary Puttnam and Daniel Rea. 



64 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Administration upon the estate of Samuell Cogswell was 
granted, Aug. 26, 1675, to John Coggswell, his brother, who 
was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich 
court. 

Rich. Shatswell v. Ralph Hall. Debt. For 4,000 feet of 
merchantable pine boards. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

Capt. Gerish and John Knight, in behalf of the town of 
Newbury v. Mr. Richard Dummer. For fencing. Verdict for 
defendant.! 

*Bond, dated Aug. 24, 1672, given by Ralph HallJ of Exitor 
to Richard Shatswell of Ipswich, for 4,000 pine boards and 
350 feet of oak plank, two inches thick, eighteen inches wide 
and twenty-seven feet long at least, in consideration of two 
oxen he bought of said Shatswell. Wit: Robert Lord, jr.| 

fWrit: Capt. Will. Gerrish and John Knight, sr., in behalf 
of the town of Newbury v. Mr. Richard Dumer, sr; for fencing 
in the town's common adjoining Easson's river near Rowly 
line near Rowly mill; dated Sept. 22, 1675; signed by An- 
thony Somerby,t for the court; and served by Joseph Pike,t 
constable of Newbery, by attachment of land of defendant 
at the easterly end of Dumer's marsh, eastward from his 
dwelling house, where he ordinarily resides and on the south 
side of the river which runs up to the Falls. 

Copy of what Mr. Dumer, sr., gave into the selectmen, 
Sept. 15, 1675; "I doe by this writing signify to you that you 
shall not need to sue for any of that Land I haue fenced at 
Rowly mill that is in question or difference I shall for peace 
sake rather yeild it to the Towne and use some other meanes 
to recouer my right which is about twenty acres more than 
is fenced. Copy made by Anthony Somerby.| 

Copy from the town book of Newbury, made by Anthony 
Somerby:| "At a meeting of the Towne March 18, 1673-4. 
It was voted & there was Chosen Richard Dole John Knight, 
sr. & Tho. Hale, Ju"- to lay out to M^ Dumer all his Just De- 
mands according to his Grants and to receiue for the Townes 
use the land that is ouerplus, & to make sale of that parcell 
of land that lyes on the south east corner of m"" dumers farme 
ioyneing to the Riuer neere Rowly Mill, and to sell the said 
parcell of land for the best aduantage of the Towne, the said 
three men agreeing about it, and the said price of the Land 
to be Imployed for the building of the ministry house." 

"At a Generall meeting of the Towne June 5, 1673. That 
whereas M^ Dumer complaines that he wants measure in 

{Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 65 

his seuerall (Trants of Lands that was granted to him by the 
Towne. It was voted that all M'' Dumers Grants should be 
measured by an equall charg between the Towne & m"^ Dumer 
And the Towne doth engage to make good his seuerall Grants 
both upland & meadow And m"" Dumer doth engage that 
the Towne shall haue the rest of the land that is aboue his 
measure to be returned to the Townes use And the Lott layers 
& Leiut woodman & John knight sen"" was chosen mutually to 
see the said Land measured & done according to the said vote." 

Mr. Dumer's bill of cost, lU. Ls. 2d. 

"At a Generall meeting off the Towne July 5*-^ 1673. It 
was Ordered that Cap' Gerrish, Ric^ Dole & Jn" Knight Sen"" 
was desired & apointed to prosecute against Robert Adams 
at Ipswich Court or any other person or persons that have 
enclosed the Towns Comons to take out attachment & sum- 
ons & records for the profe of w*'' they have enclosed the 
foresayd three or any two of them." 

Deed, dated July 7, 1674, given by Richard Dumer, sr.,* 
in consideration of the natural affection for his children, to 
Shubal Dumer of Yorke and William Dumer now of Boston, 
all his lands, meadows and pastures in Newbury, except the 
lands and tenements already given to his son Richard Dumer; 
said land M'as to be divided from the turn of the river on the 
southeast of Steward's house, taking Steward's house into 
the lower end, and coming along northerly to the country 
highway on the lower side of it until it comes to Mr. Sewal's 
farm, "only unto the upper part of this division I appoint 
that necke or part of marsh in the point that wee usually 
did fence of, with thre or foure rod of fence being encompassed 
elswhere with the Riuer & a Creeke; and I doe grant to my 
son shubel to haue his choice of either of these diuisions accord- 
ing as is aboue exprest. If either of the two sons died without 
issue or his son William died in his non-age, the lands were to 
be equall}^ divided among the surviving brothers or their 
heirs; his wife was to enjoy her thirds during her or their 
lives, and his son William was not to dispose of the land con- 
vej'ed to him during his non-age, but he should allow testator's 
wife to have it, and after he became of age, he was to pay his 
mother her third part of the produce, as also was his son 
Shubel. Wit: Anthony Morse, sr.j and Jere. Dumer. t 
Acknowledged, July 9, 1674, before Daniel Denison. Re- 
corded, Sept. 23, 1675, among the records of lands for Essex 
at Ipswich, by Robert Lord,t recorder. 

Deed, dated July 7, 1674, given by Richard Dumer, sr.§ 
to his sons Mr. Shuball Dumer and William Dumer, all lands 
mentioned in the foregoing convej-^ance, except land alread}' 

* Autograph and seal. t Autograph. 



66 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Samuell Peppen v. Joseph Weeden. Withdrawn. 

Ens. Thomas Chandler v. Mr. Anthony Ashby and Abigail, 
his wife, administratrix of the estate of John Lambert, de- 
ceased. Non-payment of a bond of 2201i. Nonsuited. 

Margaret Bishop and Samuell Bishop, executors of the 
estate of Thomas Bishop, deceased v. Frances Wainwright. 
Verdict for defendant. Appealed to the next Court of Assist- 
ants. Samuell Bishop bound, with Mr. Wm. Cogswell and 
Thomas Bishop, as sureties.* 

given to his son Richard Dumer, etc. Wit: Samuell Brockle- 
bankef and Jer. Dumer. f 

Richard Knight, f lot layer, aged about seventy-three years, 
deposed that this land in controversy near Roily mill adjoin- 
ing Eston's cellar and Mr. Burner's fence next the line, was 
Newbery common land, because deponent left it common 
when he laid out Burner's 150 acres. Sworn in court. 

Robt. (his mark) Robinson deposed that about twelve years 
since he came to Newbury and agreed with Mr. Richard Burner 
for a parcel of land to settle upon, which adjoined Eason's 
river and Rowly bounds, and there by Bumer's order, de- 
ponent built, cleared, broke up and fenced, enjoying it eight 
years as said Bumer's tenant, and also made the gate. Sworn 
in court. 

Jno. Knight, sr., deposed. Sworn in court. 

John Knight, t Thomas Hale, jr.,t and Beniamen Rolfe 
deposed. Sworn in court. 

John Knightf deposed that Mr. Bumer tendered Niclas 
Noys, Baniell Perc and himself six acres, but they refused it 
because it was short of what they intended and what the town 
expected. Sworn in court. 

Richard Bole and Richard Knight deposed. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Heall, jr., and John Emary, jr., aged about forty- 
five years, deposed that they measured the common land and 
found evidences of an old fence on the line by old posts and 
rails and many post holes, etc. Sworn in court. 

Bunckum Steward and Benjamin Goodrag deposed that 
being desired by Mr. Bumer, on Sept. 22, 1675 they threw 
open the fence that enclosed the land, etc. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: Margaret Bishop and Samuell Bishop, executors of 
the estate of Thomas Bishop, deceased v. Mr. Francis Wain- 
wright; for taking away a parcel of fish from Richard Downes' 
rock at the lies of Sholes; dated Sept. 23, 1675; signed by 
Robert Lord,t for the court; and served by Robert Lord,t 

t Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILKS 67 

marshal of Ipswich, by attachment of a warehouse of de- 
fendant's. 

Samuell Bishop's bill of cost, Hi. 19s. 6d. 

Execution, dated Aug. 16, 1675, against Richard Downes, 
signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by Henery Skerry,* 
marshal of Salem. 

Richd. Downs, aged forty years, deposed that on June 9, 
he delivered to John Wainwright, in behalf of his father, 
Francis Wainwright, all the fish that I and mj'- boat's crew had 
caught the last winter voyage, in the presence of Wm. Weeks 
and John Russell, in consideration of provisions and salt, etc. 
Sworn, Sept. 25, 1675, before Peter TvNdsden,* commissioner. 

Richard Downes & Co.'s engagement for a fishing voyage, 
dated Nov. 19, 1674: Richard Downe, Gabrill Grub, William 
Pumery, William Vrin, fishermen, agreed with Francis Wain- 
wright of Ips witch, for 20011., to deliver all the cod, pollock 
and haddock with all the train oil taken between this date 
and May 1, 1675, to said Wainwright, and to no other person. 

Wit: Thomas Burman, jr.,* Richard (his mark) and 

Simon Wainwright. Delivered into court cancelled Avith the 
names and seals pulled off. 

John Russell, aged about thirty years, deposed that the 
fish was delivered by drawing out two fishes from the piles. 
Sworn, 26 : 7 : 1675, at Portsmouth, before Richard Cutt,* 
commissioner. 

John Numarch, sr., aged about sixty years, deposed that 
being at the Isles of Shoals, he went over to Hog Island with 
Samuell Bishop and seeing merchant Wainwright about the 
piles of fish on June 25, 1675, said Bishop told him not to 
meddle with it, etc. Sworn in court. 

William Weekes, aged about forty-four j^ears, deposed. 
Sworn, Sept. 25, 1675, before Peter Twisden,* commissioner. 

Robbert Peirce, aged about sixty-three years, deposed that 
being at Star Island at the He a Sholes in the house of James 
Waimoth, etc. Sworn in court. 

Richard Welcombe, constable of the lies of Shoals, deposed 
that he told Bishop that the fish was Wainwright's. Sworn, 
Sept. 25, 1675, before Peter Twisden,* commissioner. 

Francis Wainwright's bill of cost, Hi. Is. 9d. 

Henery Skerry, sr., aged about sevent}^ years, deposed that 
being at the house of Richard Downes with an execution and 
the woman being in the house, he demanded what was done 
with the fish. She replied that the god of the Hand had it. 
"we sayd who was that she sayd mr. wane write: the Gov- 
ernor of y^ Hand she thought: for she thought he had allmost 
all y' fish of y* Island." Sworn in court. 

*Autograph. 



68 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

John Cogswell v. Wm. Cogswell. Verdict for plaintiff. 
Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Mr. Wm. Cogswell 
bound, with Samuell Bishop and Thomas Bishop as sureties.* 

*Writ: John Coggswell, son and heir to John Coggswell, 
jr., and administrator of the estate of his brother Samuell 
Coggswell V. William Coggswell, one of the executors in trust 
of the will of John Coggswell, jr.; for an account of the estate 
of his late father John Coggswell, jr., disposed of by will, 
according to inventory; dated 20:7:1675; signed by Jo. 
Wayte,t for the court; and served by Robert Lord.t marshal 
of Ipswich, by attachment of cattle. 

John Cogswel's bill of cost, Hi. 17s. 6d. 

Copy of the Ipswich court record of Sept. 27, 1664, and 
Aug. 26, 1675, in relation to this case, made by Robert Lord,t 
cleric. 

William Cogswell's bill of cost, 15s. 4d. 

Copy of the will of John Cogswell, jr., of Ipswich, dated 
Dec. 13, 1653, made by Robert Lord,t cleric. 

Abraham Wellmanj and Elizebeth (her mark) Wellman 
of Linn acquitted their loving brothers John and Samuell 
Cogswell, 22 : 12 : 1672, of all legacies due to date. Wit: 
Ishak Wellmanf and Prissillah (her mark) Downing. 

James Coleman, aged about thirty-three years, deposed that 
he lived with his master William Cogswell about half a year 
before John Cogswell came to live there and "I were wth my 
jyjster J 5 yeares prentice & covenaunted servant, and boarded 
in the house sometime after & also were conversant in the 
house till John Cogswell were 21 yeares of age. . . John Cogs- 
well were a very sickly child till he was 14 yeares of age so 
that my mistress was very tender of him as if it were her own 
child and required more care and attendance than an other 
child In his condition & my Master & Mistress tooke all the 
Care & paines they could to Instruct him and Learn him to 
Read in that time." Sworn in court. 

Thomas Clarke deposed that he was present when his father 
Cogswell and his brother Cogswell brought in an accoimt to 
the court of the estate of John Cogswell, deceased, and by 
the account they had disbursed a considerable sum of money 
more than the estate, which the honored Deputy Governor 
desired the executors to give to the children, using this argu- 
ment, that they were fatherless children, and they did .so. 
Later Goodman Lord read an order of the court, discharging 
the executors, but they were to take care of the children until 

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they chose their guardians and the court accepted it. The 
executors were also to return the land to the children. 

Copy of the inventory of the estate of John Cogswell, jr., 
taken 25 : 7 : 1653, by John Prockter and VVm. Varnye: one 
Red Rugg, Hi. 13s. 4d.; red cushens, 10s.; curtaines & valents, 
41i.; one fether bed & bolster & 2 pillows, 41i.; a little flock- 
bed, 2 old blanketts & an old coverlid, 14s. ; two window Cur- 
taines, 8s.; one carpet, 10s.; two paire of sheetes. Hi. 6s. 8d.; 
one paire of sheets, 10s.; two pr. of pillow beeres, 15s.; a 
diaper table cloth, 16s. ; 6 napkins. Hi. ; 10 diaper duble clouts, 
10s.; 7 neckcloths, 16s.; 3 paire of hand cuffs, 6s.; 4 head 
dressings, 8s.; 2 lace croscloths, 5s.; 3 forehead cloths, 6s.; 
a shift & a biggen, old, & one bed and stomeger & 2 other 
clouts, 6s.; a swathe and pin cushen, 4s.; a wastcoat & night 
hood, Is.; a paire of white gloves, Is.; paire of stockings, 4s. 
4d.; a childs bearing cloth, 21i. 4s. 8d.; one stuf Gowne, Hi. 
10s.; one black gowne, 21i. ; a black gowne, 15s.; a peti- 
coate, Hi. 10s.; a wastcoate, 10s.; a peticoate, Hi. 6s. 8d.; 
a white shute, 13s. 4d.; 4 aprens, Hi. 10s.; a hatband & hat 
brush, hood, 3s.; dublet & paire of breeches. Hi. 3s. 4d.; clock, 
Hi.; Lathers for stooles, 9s.; 3 corse to wells, 3s.; 6 corse nap- 
kins, 4s.; 5 pewter platters, 10s.; a pewter flagon, 5s.; 3 old 
pewter potts, 3 porengeers, 3s. ; basson & spoone, 2s. ; 2 skim- 
ers & basting ladle, 3s. ; one brase skillet, 3s. ; brase candle- 
stick, 3s.; 2 tin candlesticks, Hi. 6d.; one pestle & morter, 3s.; 
warming pan, 7s. ; old dublet & paire of stockings, 6s. ; chamber 
pott, 2s.; paire of bellows, Is.; two paire of Andirons, 5s.; 
trunk, 10s. ; chest, 10s. ; little trunk, 4s. ; pillion, 5s. ; 3 sacks, 
10s.; tumbrill, 12s.; Blundivills booke, 3s. More appraised 
John Prockter and George Gittens, 26 : 7 : 1653: swine, 61i.; 
bridle, saddle, stirips & girts, 10s.; Rugg, Hi. 10s.; two Trayes, 
3s. 4d.; one stock of bees, 12s.; halfe a swarme, 8s.; paire of 
pothooks, 2 chaires & a hupe, two stooles, one baskett, 8s. 8d.; 
2 brushes, one baskitt, one cheesvate, 3s. 6d.; one leather 
Jacket, 3s.; one bottle, a saltseller, an houre glas, 5s. 2d.; 
one spit, one axe, 5s. lOd. ; one bras kittle. Hi. 13s. 4d.; one 
brass kittle, 15s.; a booke, Mr. John Collens works, 4s.; one 
sucking bottle, 6d.; one bedstead & cord, 15s.; one rugg, one 
bed, bolster, 2 blankitts, 2li. 10s.; one Iron pott, one Iron 
hanger, 8s.; one paire of pot tramells, 2s.; one spade & 7 
trayes, 8s. 6d.; one cheesepres, 3 spoones & drippin pan, 5s.; 
one churne, 2 sives, 4s. 6d.: one beere barrell, 2 pondering 
tubbs, 4s.; one hogshead & firking, 2s. 6d.; 2 barrells, one 
forke, 3s. lOd.; two bettell rings, a straining dish & paile, 
2s. lOd.; 3 wedges, 4 dishes, 3s. 2d.; chaines, one plowshare, 
Hi. 6s. 6d.; one table, 6s. 8d.; 5 cowes, 251i. ; one bull j^eare 
<fe vantage, 21i. 10s.; two heifers, lOli. ; one bull 2 yeare & 



70 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Jonathan Woodman v. Bartholmew Streton. Withdrawn. 

Mr. Richard Dumer v. Saniuell Watts. Non-payment of 
a debt. Defendant acknowledged judgment to plaintiff in 
boards and money. 

Mr. Edmond Batter v. Benjamin Chadwell. Debt. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff.* 

vantage, 31i.; one bull, 61i.; one bull, 71i.; one holster, one 
dublett. Hi. 4d.; 4 henns, 4s.; one cart & wheeles & all ye 
Irons belonging, 21i. 10s. ; one chaine, 3 yoaks with Irons, 15s. ; 
one cartrope, 5s. ; one paire of sheets, 8s. ; one pothanger, one 
brase skillet, 4s. 8d.; a cannoo, 8s.; in lace, 51i.; 17 yard 
lockroom, lli. 2s.; 2 paire of shoes, 8s.; his apparell, 51i.; 
two pr old bootes, 12s.; hay seed, 10s.; a currieres knife, 4s.; 
21i. of threed, 6s.; one booke, Is. 6d.; one chest, 6s.; one skil- 
lett, one chamber pott, one poringer, two spoones, 5s. 6d.; 2 
paire of crose garnetts and a paire of Esses for dores, 6s. 6d. ; 
pillion cloth, 6s.; musket, bandeleers, 15s.; saddle, 6s.; 300 
of board, 15s.; gridiron, Is.; two bowses, 141i.; the Lease 
of the Farme, lOOli.; total, 247H. 5s. 8d. Owing him: Goody 
Winborne of Boston, Hi.; Mr. Jeylit, 41i. Is.; Marke Haines, 
30h.; Mr. Webb, Ih.; Henry Mudles, 30h.; debts upon his 
book, 281i. 3s. 4d.; total, 941i. 4s. 4d.; there is 191i. to be payd 
out of this estate to AP John Cogswell senr., for a child com- 
mitted to him. 

Copy of account returned to court, Sept. 27, 1664, bj' the 
executors: Debts pajd, to Mr. Atkinson of Boston, lOOli.; 
to Mr. John Cogswell, sr., for the charge of William Tomson, 
confirmed by the court, 191i.; to Thomas Love well payd in 
England, 131i.; to Mordecai Larkum gained by court, 31i. ; 
Deacon Pengry, lOs. 8d. ; Twiford West, Is. 6d.; George 
Hadly, lOs.; Goodman Dutch, 3s.; Samll. Tailer, 2s. 6d.; 
Abraham Foster, lli. 3s. ; Goodman Broadstreet, 21i. ; Goodman 
Andrews, 26.; to Mr. Bartholmew, 21i.; Mr. Baker, 18s.; 
(jioodman Scot, 18s.; Mr. Payne, 31i. Is. lOd.; Goodman Fos- 
ter, 3s. 3d.; Mr. Wade, Hi.; constable, lli. 3s.; charges in 
paying debts at Boston, 31i. 3s. 8d.; Goodman White, 3s.; 
Debts payd by Sergt. Belcher, 51i. 16s. Id.; Goodman Archer, 
12s.; bringing up of Elizabeth CogsAvell 9 years at lOli. per 
An., 901i.; Bringing up of Samll. Cogswell 9 years also, 901i.; 
bringing up of John Cogswell 10 years at lOli. per An, lOOli.; 
Chargers of executor, 221i.; total, 4601i. 12s. 

*Writ, dated Sept. 18, 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, f marshal of Salem. 

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Administration upon the estate of John Godfry was granted 
to Benjamin Tompson.* 

Hugh Atkinson, sometime of Kendall in England, dying 
intestate at sea, court granted administration of his estate to 
Mr. Joseph Hills of Newbury, who was ordered to bring in an 
inventor}^ to the next Ipswich court. 

Samuell Steevens of Newbury dying intestate, being slain 
in the war, court granted administration of his estate to Wm. 
Titcombe, and an inventory was presented, which was or- 
dered perfected before the next September court. 

Thomas Maning dying intestate, being slain in the war, 
court granted administration upon his estate to his brother 
Daniell Maning, and an inventory was left in court. 

Rich. Kemball's will was proved and an inventory left in 
court. 

John Frinke's will was proved. 

Account of debt due Edmond Batterf from Benjamin Chad- 
well, 41i. 4s. Id., on 23 : 5 : 1674. Wit: John Gidney.f Sworn, 
27 : 7 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. Since that 
time, 3s. 8d. for 41i. tobacco at 8d., per pound and 21i. sugar. 
Batter also received 1 load hay, on account, Hi. 8s. Whole 
amount due, 21i. 19s. 9d. 

Mr. Batter's bill of cost, Hi. 2s. 4d. 

Letter of attorney, dated Sept. 27, 1675, given by Edmund 
Batter,t to Henry Skery, sr., for the action against Benjamin 
Chadwell of Lyn. Wit: Manaseth Marstonef and Hilliard 
Veren, sr.f 

*Peter (his mark) Godfary, aged about forty years, de- 
posed, Sept. 12, 1675, that John Godferrj' being at deponent's 
house about a month before he died, "I Asked the said God- 
fary when hee would Com and order mattrs conserning his 
bills or bonds hee tould mee var5^ speedelly: said I to him you 
may dy and leave youar things to you know not hoo: to which 
John Godfary Answered as for Jams Jakman hee shall have 
his bond or bill upe of the wheat and Indian corn for I have 
Resaued full sattisfaction from him the said Jakman and 
am greatly Ingeaged to him therfor no person shall molest or 
trubll him the said Jakman or his wief or childarn after him." 

Mary (her mark) Godfary, aged about thirty-nine 3'^ears, de- 
posed the same. Sworn, Sept. 9, 1675, before Samuell Sy- 
monds, Dept. Gov., and copy made by Robert Lord,t cleric. 

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72 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

John How, constable of Topsfield, was fined for not return- 
ing his warrant for jurymen. 

Christopher Ossgood, complained of for stopping a soldier 
who was "prest," was bound for appearance, with Nathan 
Steevens and Samuell Martin, as sureties. 

Mr. Peeter Duncan, for selling a pint of liquors to the 
Indians, was fined. 

James King, for selling a pint and a half of liquors to the 
Indians, was fined. 

Thomas Dennis, presented for oppression in his trade, the 
witness not being in town, was committed to the next court in 
March.* 

John Pickard, complained of by Mr. Shepard, was fined 
and bound to good behavior. John Pickard bound, with 
Samuell Platts and Jonathan Platts as sureties. 

John Baker, presented for excessive drinking, was bound to 
good behavior, with Tobiah Perkins and Thomas Bishop as 
sureties. 

John Browne, presented for excessive drinking and idle- 
ness, was fined and bound to good behavior. f 

Thomas Judkin had his license renewed for a year, also his 
license for liquors. 

Mr. Rodes was allowed costs against Joseph Armitage.j 

Samuell Hunt having obtained judgment against Henry 
Bennett and John Sparke at the last Salem court upon the 
forfeiture of a bond, and the moderation of Avhieh having been 
referred to this court, it was ordered that said Bennett and 
Sparke pay said Hunt the charges of the suit; also to pay 
for forty-nine weeks' board for the child at 3s. per week, and 
at the same rate for the time to come, until they take the 
child away, which they have liberty to do at any time. 

Arther Abbott's wife, Benidict Pulcipher's wife, Haniell 
Bosworth's two daughters, Margrett Lambert, § John Kin- 

*For a chest and table made for Steven Crost. 

fJohn Brown, the glazier, presented for going into Samuel 
Mosses house and stealing cider on Sept. 22, about midnight. 
Wit: Samuel Moses and Georg Crost's man. 

JCopy of Hen. Roads' bill of cost. 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 73 

drick's wife, Thomas Knowlton's wife and Obadiah Bridges' 
wife,* presented for wearing a silk hood and scarf, were fined. 

Mary Chapman, presented for fornication, was fined. 

Roger Darby and his wife, presented for not coming to 
the public meeting on the Lord's days, was fined. 

The wife of Shoreb. Willson was fined upon her presentment, 
which was respitted until court should take further order. f 

Quartermaster Perkins had his license renewed for a year, 
also his license to draw liquors. 

John Sparke had his license renewed for a year. 

Deacon Goodhue had his license renewed for a year. 

Samuell Bishop had his license renewed for a year. 

Given to the house, 6s. 8d. 

Thomas Millet dying intestate, court granted administra- 
tion of the estate to Mary Millet, the relict. 

Court held at Salem, 30 : 9 : 1675. 

Judges: Samll. Simonds, Dep. Gov., Maj. Generall Daniell 
Denison and Maj. William Hathorne. 

Grand jury: Mr. Jon. Ruck, Eleazer Gedney, Job Swiner- 
ton, jr., Christo. Babbadge, Joseph Phipeny, sr., Jon. Peach, 
sr., William Dodge, Hen. Walker, William Benett, Nathanll. 
Clearke, Jon. Bachelor, John Pease, Walter Fairefeild and 
Nathaniell Kertland. 

Jury of trials: Thomas Fisk, Nathaniel Beadle, Elias Mason, 
Isaack Cooke, Eleazer Giles, John Legg, Nehemiah Grover, 
Robert Potter, Mat hew Farrington, Thomas Farr, William 
Bassett and Frances Nurse. 

Mr. Jon. Hathorne of Lin was chosen a juror in Fiske's 
case and at the adjournment, Tho. Jegles, Jon. Trask and 
Edmond Bridges. 

Mr. John Hathorne and Jon. Marston, being summoned to 

*Presented "for other wayes fashonable." 

t Presented for wearing a silk hood and scarf. 

Bill of presentments, dated Sept. 28. 1675, and signed by 
William Goodhue, + in the name of the rest: 

A "neager that hath no husband as wee know of that liueth 
at Mr. Dols & her name is Grace," for having a child since the 
last court. 

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74 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

serve on the jury, but refusing and not appearing, were fined. 

The constable of Lyn was fined for not making a legal 
return of the jury. 

John Legg and Eleazer Giles were fined for not serving on 
the jury. 

Mr. Resolved White and Abigaile, his wife, executrix of 
the will of William Lord, deceased v. Nicholas Manning. 
Debt. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

*Writ, dated 10 : 9 : 1675, signed by Billiard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, f marshal of Salem, 
by attachment of the land and marsh next the Major's or- 
chard and the shop he works in by his house. 

Receipt, dated Apr. 30, 1670, given by Abigaile (her mark) 
Lord, sr., of Salem, widow, to Mr. Nicolas Manning of Salem, 
gunsmith, for 501i., in money and specie, for pay for the broad 
field. AVit: Abigaile (her mark) Gray and Edw. Norice.f 
Sworn in court. 

Bond, dated, Oct. 25, 1609, given by Nicholas Maningj of 
Salem, gunsmith, to William Lord, sr., of Salem, cutler, for 
12311., twenty pounds per annum, to be paid as follows: 30s. 
in money, 51i. in wood, 45s. in Indian corn, 25s. in wheat, 20s. 
in rye, 40s. in malt, one quarter of beef, to be delivered at 
said Lord's now^ dwelling house, in part payment of upland 
and meadow bought of said Lord, according to a bill of sale 
dated Dec. 16, 1668. Wit: Edw. Noricef and Abraham Read.f 

Receipt, dated June 12, 1673, given by Abigal (her mark) 
Lord, sr., of Salem, widow, to Mr. Nicolas Manning of Salem, 
gunsmith, for 531i., in payment for the broad field. Wit: 
Samuell WlUiamst and Edw. Norice.t Sworn, 22 : 9 : 1675, 
before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Bill of cost. Hi. 5s. lOd. 

The account of Mrs. Abigal Lord, alias White, begun June 
20, 1673: June 26, 1673, for a frame of a wharfe, 21i. lOs.; 
drawing of ye wharf in place, 5s.; 3 men one day about y^ 
wharfe, 9s.; 2 men one day putting in ye keys, 4s.; July 2, 
6 foote of wood, 6s.; 2 staples for doores, 8d.; July 7, a qrtr. 
of lambe, 3s.; a bush, of malt, 5s.; July 14, 61i. mutton at 
3d., Is. 6d.; 5 foote of wood, 5s.; July 21, lOli. of mutton at 
3d., 2s. 6d.; Julv 30, 1 bush. Indian Corne, 3s. 6d.; Aug. 5, 
1-2 bush, malt, 2s. 6d.; Aug. 10, 71i. mutton, Is. 9d.; Aug. 13, 
5s. money; Aug. 17, 6 foot wood, 6s. 3d.; Sept. 6, a Gow, 41i.; 
Sept. 10, mending a warming pan, 2s.; Sept. 14, 7 foot of wood, 
7s.; Sept. 16, 5 hookes for doores, Is. 8d.; Sept. 27. 1-2 Gord 

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William Beale v. Richard Flinder. Nonsuited. By con- 
sent of both parties, the plaintiff paid 5s. half entry, and the 
case proceeded. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

of wood, 4s.; Sept. 30, lOH. porke at 3 l-2d., 2s. lid.; for a 
fire shovell, 4s.; Oct. 7, lOh. sope, 5s.; Oct. 9, 5 foot of wood, 
5s.; Oct. 10, 6 foot of wood, 6s.; Oct. 15, 1 bush. Indian 
come, 3s. 6d.; Oct. 19, money, 3s.; Oct. 26, 3 foot of wood, 
4s.; 4 foot of wood, 4s.; Dec. 10, 1 bush, malt, 5s.; Jan. 6, 
fetching up 7 Jades & mares & Colts & keeping them a fort- 
night, 12s.; Jan. 7, for wintring 2 Cowes 1-2 ye winter by 
agreement, Hi. 10s.; Mar. 4, 1673-4, 2 boards, 60 foot, 3s. 6d.; 
a quartr. of veale, 3s.; mending a Locke, 8d.; April 6, one 
load of stones, 3s.; Apr. 7, 2 load of Clay, 4s.; Apr. 9, for 
a long peece timber for ye wells & putting of it up, 3s.; for 
mending ye bolt of ye Crotch, Is.; Apr. 15, for 12 rayles 
& 3 posts, 4s. 6d.; May 2, mending yo' fence in Southfield, 
3s.; May 10, 1-2 Cord wood, 4s.; May 15, for 3 foote wood, 
3s.; May 18, mending pr. tongs. Is. 6d.; May 22, baile for 
a paile, Is. 6d.; July 6, for 61i. mutton, Is. 6d.; July 10, 51i. 
mutton. Is. 3d.; July 14, 4 quarter Lambe, 2s. 6d.; Aug. 15, 
1-2 Cord wood, 4s.; Aug. 17, bush, malt, 5s.; Aug. 20, 1 load 
saltmarsh hay. Hi. 10s.; Oct. 19, bush. Indian Come, 3s. 
6d.; Dec, for 4 bush. Indian Corne, 14s.; Jan. 7, for shooing 
yo"^ horse round with Steele Cawkes, 4s.; June 7, for a pr. 
fetters & a horse locke, 8s.; Oct. 18, bush, of Indian Corne, 
3s. 6d.; for peares, 6d.; a Cheese, Is.; total, 20h. 2s. lid. 

*Writ: William Beale v. Richard Flinder; for forcibly 
coming on his land, cutting down or carrying away many 
young sapling trees, oak and walnut, making much havoc; 
dated Nov. 22, 1675; signed by Moses Mavericke,t for the 
court; and served by Henery Skerry, f marshal of Salem, by 
attachment of house of defendant. 

William Beale's bill of cost, 3H. Is. 2d. 

Copy of the record of Ipswich court, Sept. 27, 1664, concern- 
ing the estate of John Bradstreet, made by Robert Lord,t 
cleric. 

Henry Harwood's inventory showed five acres of land on 
Darby fort side, valued at 51i., as given into Salem court in 
June, 1664. 

Copy of the record of a town meeting of Aug. 14, 1658, 
made by Moses Maverickerf "At a generall toAvn metting 
itt is a greed thatt noe stranger or any Inhabitans for strangers 
shall fell any Trees either Timber Trees or oather In the 
Commons butt shall pay for every such tree the sum of fine 

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76 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

shill besides the value of the Timber and to thatt purpose 
haue chosen John Legg and Richard Rowland to execute this 
order : and what timber is so felled & they take or proue fallen 
or taken away the one halfe is for their paines & the oather 
halfe for the use of the Town." 

Copy of deed, dated June 28, 1658, given by Joseph Juet, 
merchant, and Ann Juet of Rowly, in consideration of four- 
score acres of land in Ipswich belonging to the late Humfry 
Broadstreete, who bequeathed it to his son John Bradstreete, 
and was by the latter conveyed to said Juet, July 3, 1657, to 
John Bradstreet of Marblehead, the corn mill in Marblehead, 
with the housing, ponds, dams, stones, etc., with profits, rents 
or arrears of rents due to be paid by William Beale to Joseph 
Juett, William Paine or Mr. Richard Russell; also ten acres of 
land granted by the town of Salem to Henry Harrod and 
by him sold to Mr. William Stratton and by the latter sold to 
Mr. William Paine and Mr. Richd. Russell, and by them 
sold to Mr. Joseph Juett, together with all the utensels and 
implements belonging to the mill. Wit: Robert Lord and 
Humfry (his mark) Griffin. Acknowledged, June 28, 1658, 
before Daniell Denison, and recorded 19 : 10 : 1661, by Hill- 
yard Veren,* recorder. 

Henry Harwood of Salem, shoemaker, "hath sould vnto 
William Stratton for eight pounds, ten acres of land neere 
Thrognortons cove, as by awriting dated the tenth day of 
July 1649." Copy from the records, in Salem made by Hill- 
iard Veren,* recorder. 

Deed, dated Mar. 27, 1672, given by John Kimball, f wheel- 
wright and Mary Kimballf of Ipswich to William Beale of 
Marblehead, one-seventh part of four ten acre lots which was 
a legacy from his brother-in-law John Bradstreet, which was 
situated on Salem river in the bounds of Marblehead. Wit: 
John (his mark) Roper and Sary (her mark) Roper. Ac- 
knowledged, 28 : 1 : 1672, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Bill of sale, dated Nov. 9, 1650, given by Moses Mavericke* 
of Marblehead, for 40s., to William Beale of Marblehead, all 
his land on Darby fort side, ten acres, which he bought of 
Richard Temple, sometimes inhabitant in Salem, having land 
of Rich. HoUinworth on the east, Tho. Oliver on the west, 
Mr. Peters farm on the south, and Salem river on the north. 

Copy of deed, dated Apr. 2, 1658, given by Adam (his mark) 
Westgate of Salem, mariner, and Mary (her mark) Westgate 
to John Bradstreet of Marblehead, seaman, twenty acres of 
land which was the land of Richard HoUingworth, sr., of 
Salem, sold to Adam Westgate by Mr. John Gedney of Salem, 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 77 

vintner, which land is next to the water mill of Marblehead, 
lying by the side of the mill westward toward Forest river 
head. Wit: Samll. Pickman and John Peach. Acknowledged, 
15 : 6 : 1664, before Wm. Hathorne, and recorded, 8:7: 
1664, by Hilliard Veren,* recorder. 

Samuell Beale,* aged above one and twenty years, deposed 
that going over his father's pasture land, he saw^ a man cut- 
ting wood and told his father, who asked the man what he 
was doing there. The man said he was Richard Flinder and 
deponent's father told him that if he did not go aw^ay he 
would charge him with stealing his wood. Deponent had 
seen him cutting wood four times and there were over one 
hundred and eighty stumps. Sworn in court. 

Isaack Elwell, aged about thirty-two years, deposed that 
he lived with Henry Harwood fourteen years, and remem- 
bered well that he was possessed of a ten-acre lot at the head of 
Frognorton's cove, so called, w^hich he sold to one Mr. Stratton, 
master of a ship of Bristow that then "used this contry." His 
master also owned a five-acre lot that lay to the west on the 
northerly side of the said cove where deponent often cut 
wood all the time he lived there and he left about eleven 
years ago, etc. Sworn, 29 : 9 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne,* 
assistant. 

Robert Knight and Thomas Bowen deposed that they 
were desired to view the damage done, they being acquainted 
with the ancient titles of lands, etc. It was twenty-four or 
five years' since the mill at Frognauton's cove was built. 
Sworn in court. 

George Kesor, aged about sixty-four years, deposed that 
being acquainted with Goodman Harwood and coming to 
his house, having sold some leather to him, deponent asked 
him to send his man Isack Elwell to bring the leather. Har- 
wood told him that Elwell was at his lot at Darby fort side 
getting wood. Also speaking with the widow Harwood after 
her husband's death, etc. Sworn in court. 

Robert Knighte, aged upward of fiftj' j^ears, deposed that 
the same year that Marblehead mill w^as built he saw^ Henry 
Harwood, some time inhabitant in Salem, deliver his land to 
Mr. William Stratton, with the only exception that he should 
have firewood from it during his lifetime. Sworn in court. 

Mary Knighte, aged upward of fifty years, deposed that 
John Brandstrete, brother-in-law to William Beale, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

James Beale, aged above seventeen years, testified that 
he saw Richard Flinder carry w^ood into a boat, from his 
father, William Beale's lot, etc. Sworn in court. 

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78 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

James Cooke v. Bartholmew Stratton, master of the ship 
Salamander. Verdict for plaintiff, damages or the goods 
belonging to the ship.* 

Elizabeth Grigs, aged upward of fifty years, deposed that 
Henry Harwood came upon her deceased husband's, Henry 
Comes' land, cut up a pitch pine tree and carried it away for 
the use of his wharf, whereupon her then husband prosecuted 
against him before the Worshipful Mr. John Endycut, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

Thomas Bowen, aged upward of fifty years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

Benjamin Parmiter, aged upward of fifty years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

James CoUinges, aged about fifty years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

Jeremiah Gattchell, aged twenty-seven years, and Samuell 
Beale, aged above twenty-one years, deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

Wm. Hathorne, sr., attested, 30 : 9 : 1675, that Henry 
Harwood told him that he reserved the five acre lot and it 
was included in his inventory and later William Beale asked 
for the refusal of it. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: James Cook, mariner v. Bartholomew Stretton, 
master of the ship Sallamander; for non-payment of 13li. 
16s. for weekly wages for work done for and on board the 
said ship from June 13 to Nov. 7 of this year, at ISs. per week 
for two weeks and 12s. per week for the rest of the time; 
dated Nov. 12, 1675; signed by Jonath. Negus, t for the court; 
and served by James Bill,t constable of Rumney Marsh, by 
attachment of six sails and small rigging. 

James Cook's bill of cost, 21i. 5s. 

James Cook'sf account of wages due. 

John Kent, aged about thirty years, deposed that being in 
company with Mr. Barthelemew Streten after the seamen 
had sued for their wages, he heard said Streten say that the 
men were hired by the week and their wages were justly due. 
Further that the ship and all that belonged to her was in his 
hands, etc. Sworn, Nov. 29, 1675, before Edward Tyng,t 
assistant. 

Thomas Stocker, aged about fifty-five years, deposed that 
he heard Mr. Bartholemew Stretton and Elisha Hutchinson 
demand James Cooke, John Tucker and Joseph Arnold to 
go on board the ship which lay on shore at Rumly Marsh, to 
take down the sails and rigging that they might be saved. 

t Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 79 

Jon. Tucker v. Bartholomew Stratton, master of the ship 
Salamander. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

Joseph Arnold v. Bartholmew Stratton, master of the 
ship Salamander. Verdict for plaintiff. f 

Robt. Wilkes v. Humfry Woodbery. Nonsuited. 

Robert Ames v. Samll. Simonds. Verdict for plaintiff. 
Damages in neat cattle not exceeding four years old.t 

They utterly refused to do anything about her unless said 
Hutchinson would agree to give them what was due them 
from Stretton and left the ship. Then Stretton brought 
down other men who unrigged the ship. Hutchinson prom- 
ised the seamen that they should be paid for what they did 
about the ship. Further that when the ship came on shore, 
one anchor was at the bow and two more were on board, and 
that the goods attached were delivered by Mr. Cooke's order 
to deponent, who carted them away to deponent's son's 
house before they were attached. Elisha Hutchinson, aged 
thirty-four years, testified to the same. Sworn in court. 

John Sandys, aged about twenty-nine years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

Hugh March, aged about fifty-four years, testified that when 
the seamen had little to do, he heard Tucker desire to be released 
but Stratton said if he would stay, he should be paid for his time. 

Joseph Arnold, aged about twenty-three years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated Nov. 12, 1675, signed b}^ Jonath. Negus, § for the 
court, and served by James Bill,§ constable of Rumney Marsh. 

John Tooker's bill of cost, 21i. Is. 

John Tooker's§ account of wages due, llli. 8s. 

Jonathan Woodman, aged about thirty years, testified 
that he heard Mr. Barthola. Stratton of Boston, mariner, 
etc. Sworn, Nov. 29, 1675, before Edward Tyng,§ assistant. 

fWrit, dated Nov. 12, 1675, signed by Jonath. Negus, § for the 
court, and served by James Bill,§ constable of Rumney Marsh. 

Joseph Arnoll'sl account: for work from June 13, 1675 
to Nov. 7, at 10s. per week, lOli. lis. 

Joseph Arnel's bill of cost, 21i. is. 

Jemes Cooke, aged about twenty-two years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

John Tucker, aged about twenty-four years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

J Writ: Robert Ames v. Samuel Symonds; for illegally 
withholding a steer; signed by Thos. Fiske,§ for the court; 

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80 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Hugh March v. Bartho. Stratton. Debt. There being no 
kgal proceedings, this action did not proceed, but the plain- 
tiff producing evidence that there was a summons left with 
the defendant, he was allowed costs.* 

John Hascall, son of Roger Hascall v. Edward Berry, late 
husband of Eliza. Haskall and executrix of the estate of Roger 
Hascall, deceased. Review of a case tried at Salem court. 
Verdict for defendant.! 

Mr. John Giffard v. Hen. Dispaw, jr. Verdict for de- 
fendant.! 

and served by John Gould, § deputy for Robert Lord,§ mar- 
shal of Ipswich, by attachment of land near defendant's house. 

Copy of the record and files of Salem court, 24 : 9 : 1674, 
and Ipswich court. Mar. 30, 1675, in a similar action, made 
by Hilliard Veren,§ cleric. 

John Comings, jr., and Thomas Comings deposed that in 
the latter end of Sept., they saw Samuell Symonds come and 
look amongst their father's cattle and take away the steer 
that Robert Ames spoke with their father to keep for him 
until he had gathered his Indian corn, etc. Sworn, Nov. 
29, 1675, before Daniel Denison.§ 

Edmond Bridges, aged about thirty-eight years, testified 
thaf he sold the steer on Aug. 23, 1674 to Robert Ames, which 
was the same day that he had received it from John Little- 
hale. Sworn, 17 : 9 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne,§ assistant. 

John Cummings deposed. Sworn, Nov. 23, 1675, before 
Daniel Denison.§ 

John Cummings, aged about eighteen years, deposed. 
Sworn, Nov. 23, 1675, before Daniel Denison.f 

*Hugh March's bill of cost, Hi. 10s. 8d. 

John Tucker, aged about twenty-four years, deposed that 
he heard Mr. Bartho. Strattin say that Hue March of Nubere 
had attached "ther Cabill," etc. 

tWrit, dated 24 : 9 : 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,§ for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, § marshal of Salem. 

Copy of the record and files of IpsAvich court of Mar. 30, 
1675, and of Salem court of July 22, 1675, concerning a similar 
action, made by Hilliard Veren,§ cleric. 

Ed. Berry's bill of cost, 14s. 

Willy ham Haskeles bill of cost, 18s. 6d. 

IWrit: Jno. Giffard v. Henery Disspaw, jr.; for twenty- 
one weeks' false imprisonment, for pretended debt, in that he 
had not paid him his wages; dated Boston, Oct. 26, 1675; 

§ Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 81 

signed by Jonath. Negus,* for the court; and served by Re- 
turne Waite,* deputy marshal of Suffolk. Bond of Henery (his 
mark) Dispaw, jr.; John Floyd* and John Hawkes,* sureties. 

Copy of the record of a county court at Boston, Jan. 26, 
1674, made by Isa. Addington,* cleric: John Floyde, attorney 
to Henry Dispaw, sr., and Henry Dispaw, jr. v. John Wright, 
Esq., John Giffard and Ezekiel Fogg; for 5001i., forfeiture 
of a bond, dated Aug. 11, 1673; verdict for plaintiff. 

Copv of the record of a county court at Boston, bj' adjourn- 
ment of the General Court, Nov. 23, 1675, made by Isa. 
Addington,* cleric: John Giffard v. Henry Dispaw, sr., and 
Henry Dispaw, jr.; review; verdict for plaintiff. 

Henry Dispaw, jr.'s bill of cost, Hi. 10s. 

Copy of writ, dated Jan. 6, 1674, signed by Jonath. Negus, 
for the court, and returned by Rich. Wayte, marshal of Suffolk. 
Bond of Ezekiel Fogg and John Giffard. Copy made by 
Isa. Addington,* cleric. 

George Booth, aged about thirtj^-five years, deposed that 
he came from England in a ship with Henry Dispaw, sr., and 
Henry Dispaw, jr., and knew them both to be servants of 
Mr. John Gifford. They arrived at Boston, Dec. 1, 1673. 
Herlackendine Simonds testified to the same, he being a 
passenger on the same ship. Alee, wife of George Booth, 
aged about thirty-five years, testified to the same. Copy 
made by Hilliard Veren,* cleric. 

Copy of execution, dated Boston, June 2, 1675, by special 
order from the General Court, against John Wright, Esq., 
John Giffard and Ezekiel Fogg, to satisfy judgment granted 
Jno. Floyde, attorney to Henry Dispaw, sr. and jr. at the 
county court held at Boston, Jan. 26, 1674; signed by Isa. 
Addington,* cleric, and served by William Green of Maiden, 
deputy for Rich. Wayte, marshal of Suffolk, who went to 
Giffard's house where his wife told them that he Avas at Salem. 
They went thither and Floyd told Gifford that if he would 
pay 40Ii. in monej-, it being the remainder of the Dispaws 
first year's wages, and give security for future wages to be 
paid, the execution should cease, but Gifford refused, and for 
want of estate, said Green levied the execution upon his per- 
son and committed him to prison. Copy made by Isa Adding- 
ton,* cleric. 

Copy of writ: John Floyde, attorney to Henery Dispaw, 
sr., and Henry Dispaw, jr. v. John Wright, Esq., John Gift'- 
ard, merchant, and Ezekiell Fogg; forfeiture of bond of 50011., 
dated Aug. 11, 1673; dated Jan. 6, 1674; signed by Jona. 
Negus, for the court. "The Returne Indors**." Copy made by 
Isa. Addington,* cleric. 

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82 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Petition of John Floyd, attorney, to the General Court held 
May 12, 1675; the petitioner, as attorney to Henry Dispaw, 
ST., and jr., obtained judgment against John Wright, Esq., 
John Gyfford and Ezekiell Fogg, and said Fogg was com- 
mitted to prison, the marshal refusing to serve the execution 
on Gilford's estate. Said Fogg procured two bondsmen for 
his safe abiding in prison which gave cause to suspect he had 
made over his estate to them, whereby the poor men to whom 
wages were due have been obliged to complain to the select- 
men of Lynn for relief, since which time Mr. Gyfford had 
supplied them with some provisions, but they cannot pay 
their just debts for corn and provision, so that they lie at his 
mercy. Said Floyd had not been able to effect a settlement, 
and Dispaw was disabled in his Hmbs for work, whereby his 
son Henry and his v:\ie are at great charge to maintain and tend 
him and pay doctors. They ask that the court oblige the 
marshal to serve another execution, and if the Dispaws cannot 
be relieved in their suffering condition, that they be transported 
back to England at the charge of those who brought them over 
Copy made, May, 1675, by Edw. Rawson,* Secretary. 

Copy of the order of the court for a new execution, made 
by Edw. Rawson,* Secretary. 

Copy of agreement, dated Aug. 11, 1673, between John 
Wright of Writsbridge, Esq., John Giffard of New England, 
merchant, and Ezekiel Fogg, citizen and skinner of London, 
of the one part, and Henry Dispaw, sr., and Henry Dispaw, 
jr., of Horsemenden, Co. Kent, potters, of the other part; 
the Dispaws were to transport themselves with said Wright, 
Gifford and Fogg to New England and serve them as master 
workmen for pot making for six years from the day of their 
arrival in New England, and were not to work for any other 
persons, even after their time was out, provided said Wright, 
etc., would pay them as much as any other person; for which 
service they were to receive 351i. each in sterling per annum, 
a house to dwell in, with one acre of ground, with firewood 
which the Dispaws were to cut and haul. Further their pas- 
sage was to be paid, together with that of Henry, jr.'s wife 
and child, etc. Wit: David Fogg and Ricd. Stonehill, notary 
public. Owned in court, Jan. 27, 1674, and copy made by 
Isa, Addington,* cleric. 

Letter of attorney, dated Jan. 2, 1674, given by Henry Dis- 
paw, sr., and Henry Dispaw, jr., to Jno. Floj^de. Wit: John 
Hawkes, John Shaw and Daniel (his mark) Huchins. Sworn, 
22 : 11 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne, assist. Copy made by 
Isa. Addington,* cleric. 

Henry Dispaw, Dr., Feb. 23, 1673, to sundry goods and Cash 

* Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 83 

Richard Jacob v. Samll. Martin. Withdrawn.* 

delivered him by Mrs. Giffard as bj'^ her acct. appears, 8li. 16s 
Mar. 8, cash, 21i. ; Apr. 17, 1674, pair of cotton gloves, 2s.; a 
sattin Capp, 3s.; cash pd. him, 21i. ; two Chamber potts, 9s. 
1 Small Tankerd, 2s. ; 1 Salt, 3s. 6d. ; 1 glass bottle with rum 
Is. 9d. ; 6 pound of tobacco, 3s. ; 1 tearce of Molassus, 21i. 10s. 
May 7, cash, Hi.; May 26, 10 bush, of Indian Come, Hi 
10s.; 6 pound of tobacco, 3s.; cash, 6s. 8d.; a neck of veale 
6d.; cash, 10s.; cash, 10s.; 1 bottle of liquors, 2s. 6d.; 1 qt 
of white wine, Is.; 2 pare of shooes, 10s.; to Doctor Gibbs 
31i. ; cash, 10s. ; cash, 21i. ; May 30, to cash sent by Gd. Ward 
Hi,; 1 bottle of liquor. Is.; June 3, to 1 bottle of rum, Is. 
cash. Is. 6d.; June 13, to Jno. Divin for bringing up goods 
9s.; cash, 10s.; neck of veale, Hi. 5s. 6d.; July 15, cash, 211 
10s.; Aug. 1, cash, 2s.; Aug. 6, 1 gallon of rum, 4s.; 11, to 
80 pound of beefe, 1 li.; 24, to 2 quarts of rum, 2s.; 31, to 
1 qrt. of rum, Is.; Sept. 3, to 2 paire of shooes, lis.; 6 pound 
tobacco, 3s.; one bottle of rum, Is.; 15, to 4 bottles of rum, 
4s.; 26, to 4 bottles of rum, 4s.; to 77 pound of beefe, 19s. 
3d.; Nov. 1, to cash, 3s.; to 12 pound flax, 12s.; to 6 pound 
of tobacco, 3s.; 16, to two pound of Soape, 5d.; to 1 C. of 
6 penny nayles, 9d.; to cash, 21i.; to setting off one yeeres 
passage, 51i.; to a flockbed of my wife's. Hi. 5s.; a flockbed 
and bolster with blankets and a rug bought at ye Custom 
howse in London, Hi. 6s.; cash lent you in London to bye 
cloathinge, 51i.; to sundries to ye smith for you, 12s.; Dec. 7, 
1 1-4 yd. of red Kersye with ribbin, 9s. Id.; cash, 2s.; 2 qrts. 
of molasses, Is.; 1 thousand pinns, 1 bottle of rum, 2s. 6d.; 
4 1-2 yds. of searge at 5-8, Hi. 2s. 6d.; 1 quarter of porke 
wayeing 36 pound, 7s. 6d.; cash. Is. Creditor, Jan. 23, by 
heapeing of 304 Loade of Coales, 21i. 10s. 8d.; 1 yeeres wagis 
due for service of Henery Disspaw, jr., ending the 27th of Nov., 
1674, 35li.; by 1 yeeres wagis of Edward Dispaw ending ditto, 
201i. 

John Giffard'sf account of damages sustained by his im- 
prisonment, dated Nov. 29, 1675, 24 weekes imprismt, 24li.; 
loss sustained in o' Coales, 1501i. ; loss of our blast being takein 
of, in loss of our summer season, 5001i.; loss of our Servants, 
loss of hay Cutting, 30li.; loss of two horses, lOli. ; charges 
of imprissmt., 201i.; loss of Molds that wagis hath beene 
payd for, lOOli. ; total, 8341i. 

*Writ: Richard Jacob v. Samuell Martin; for taking a 
horse out of his possession; dated Nov. 24, 1675; signed by 
Robert Lord,t for the court; and served by John Lovejoy,t 

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84 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Mr. Harlackendine Simonds v. Hen. Benet. Verdict for 
defendant.* 

constable of Andover, by attachment of land next defendant's 
house. 

*Writ: Mr. Harlackendine Symonds v. Henry Bennet; 
for the cost of plaintiff going to England in behalf of said 
Bennet, to procure a legacy of lOOli., of which said Symonds 
was to have half for his pains, and now after having spent 
much time to find out the executors of William Benet in Lon- 
don, his will, etc., has waited for a letter of attorney from said 
Bennet for a year, having sent to Ncav England for it, and 
not receiving it, the executors refused to pay the money; 
dated Nov. 22, 1675; signed bj*^ Samuel Symonds,! Dep. 
Governor; and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich, 
by attachment of cattle and horses. 

Henry Pelham deposed that he "went to Mr. Henery 
Jennings at the M^hite Heart with out Bishopsgate and there 
did ask him whither he had a letter from Mr. Henery Bennet 
of Ipswich In New England, and he told us not lately, but the 
100'^ that his Brother left him, was payed onley 7^'' deducted 
about his young man Jonathan Fenton & 40* in monj^ to 
M"^ Harlackenden Symonds and that oath was taken of before 
S' William Lawrance that is to say payd by the Executors 
by order of the sayd Bennet to Mr. Adkinson of Wagging 
in England nere London." 

John Bennet, aged about twenty years, deposed that being 
present in the room "with my father and M'' Harlakenden 
Symonds and some others, and it was the night before he went 
to England lastt & I hearing my father & m"^ Symonds dis- 
coursing about the money that was willed to him in England 
& m'^ Symonds tould my father that for one halfe of the moneye 
he would undertake to gett the other, my father sayd no it 
was a gift that was giuen by my Brother & I will not do so, 
well saith m"" Symonds you haue been a good freind to me 
and so to make no more adoe, for ten pounds I will undertake 
your businese my father saith that if [I] do imply you to take 
up the money for myself I will giue you ten pounds & if I doe 
not imply you I will be at my liberty what to giue you & so 
they agreed." Ephraim Fellowes made oath in court, 1 : 
10 : 1675, that he was present when John Benett wrote this 
testimony, but a little while before he went out against the 
Indians. 

Harlakinden Symonds'f statement of the case, dated Nov. 
30, 1675: that said Symonds, having an inkling from one of 

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1675] RECORDS ASD FILES 85 

Henry Bennet's sons before he went to England the first time 
that he had a rich uncle there, put himself oiit to make in- 
quiries when he was in London; at the house where Mr. Wil- 
liam Bennet deceased he found Mr. Henry Jinnings, son- 
in-law to said William, who told him that the latter had left 
a legacy to said Henry, but did not express how much; upon 
returning to New England, he told Bennet, who solicited him 
to go again to England, which he did, having some other 
business also; that he stayed in England about fifteen months, 
being absent from his family in New England over a year and 
nine months, with many dangerous journies; with great 
difficulty said Symonds procured John Symonds, Esq., justice 
of the peace and counsellor, and Mr. John Hall, merchant, 
of Isleington to go with him to Byshopsgate to Mr. Jinings, 
vintner, where they perused the will and the letter which said 
Henry sent by said Harlackenden, and the latter received 
40s., etc. 

John Fitch of Glocester deposed that being at Mr. Emerson's 
house about two years ago, and speaking with Harlakenden 
Symonds about taking up something for him in England, etc. 
Anthony Day and James Stevenes,* and Mary, wife of John 
Fitch, of Glocester, deposed the same. Sworn, Dec. 30, 1673, 
before Samuel Symonds,* Dep. Govr. 

Daniell Epps, aged about fifty years, deposed that about 
three years ago, being at his father Symonds' house there 
was a letter sent bj^ his brother Harlakinden Symonds, etc. 
Sworn, Nov. 30, 1675, before Samuel Symonds,* Dep. Govr. 

John Fayerweather, aged forty-one years, deposed that he 
received, by his attorney in England, of Mr. Henerie Bennit 
of Ipsige by virtue of a bill of exchange drawn by said Ben- 
nit, 901i. 5s. in money. Sworn, Nov. 27, 1675, before Edward 
Tyng,* assistant. 

Mrs. Rebecka Symonds* of Ipswich affirmed, Nov. 29, 
1675, that she was troubled that her son Harlackendine should 
go to England upon uncertainties, for there was nothing 
certain but the one-half of neighbor Bennet's legacy, etc. 

Jo. Symonds* deposed, Aug. 19, 1673, that his kinsman, 
Mr. Herlakenden Symonds made several journeys from his 
dwelling house at Yeldham, in Essex, to London to one Henry 
Jennings living at the White Hart by Bishopsgate, which was 
a distance of about forty miles, etc. 

Hanah Lord, aged about thirty-seven years, deposed that 
Symonds came into her house with Bennet and her husband 
wrote a bill. Then Symonds took Goodman Benitt by the 
hand and said "Neighbor Benitt you haue all ways bene a 
good frind vnto me & now all old matters are ended," etc. 

*Autograph. 



86 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV, 

Hen. Benet v. Mr. Harlackendine Simonds. Debt. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff.* 

John Emins v. Andrew Tucker. Debt. There being no 
legal process, the case did not proceed. t 

Sworn, Nov. 26, 1675, before Daniel Denison.J Robert Lord 
made oath to the same in court. 

Jacob Bennet, aged about twenty-three years, deposed that 
he was present at their house with his father and Mr. Symonds 
the night before the latter went to England. Jonathan Fenten, 
aged about twenty years, servant to Henry Bennet, deposed. 
Sworn, Nov. 30, 1675, before Samuel Symonds, | Dep. Govr. 

John Graves, aged about twenty-four years, deposed that 
Bennet told him he was willing to let Harlakenden receive 
the money if the latter's father would be security, etc. Sworn, 
Nov. 29, 1675, before Samuel Symonds, | Dep. Govr. 

Ephraim Fellows deposed. Sworn, Oct. 30, 1675, before 
Daniel Denison.J 

William Goodhue, sr., of Ipswich testified that he purchased 
this legacy of lOOli. of Henry Bennet and ordered it to Mr. 
Fayerwheather of Boston, etc. Sworn, Nov. 23, 1675, before 
Daniel Denison.J 

*Writ, dated Nov. 24, 1675, signed by Robert Lord,t 
for the court, and served bj' Joseph Brown, | deputy for Robert 
Lord, I marshal of Ipswich. 

Henry Benitt's bills of cost. Hi. lOs. lOd. and Hi. Is. 6d. 

Har. Symonds' bond to Henery Benitt of Ipswich, dated 
June 29, 1674, for 61i. in New England money, 40s. in old 
England money, 20s. in the swap of a horse, 23s. paid to Mar- 
shal Lord. Wit: Robert Lord,| marshal and Hanah (her 
mark) Lord. Sworn, Nov. 26, 1675. before Daniel Denison.| 

Bond of Harlakinden Symonds, | of Boston, gentleman, and 
Joseph ProckterJ of Ipswich, yeoman, for said Symonds' ap- 
pearance. Wit: James Chute, sr.,| and Jno. Graves. | 

Joseph Brown, t deputy marshal, affirmed that "wheras 
I hcare m"^ Harlackenden Symonds sayes the attachm* served 
by me for Henry Bennett was affter sun sett I doe affirme no 
man can say the sun was sett for though its a cloudy day yet 
I read it by day light and could haue read it by day light 
aboue a halfe an houre after." 

fWrit, dated Nov. 21, 1675, signed by Moses Mavericke,| 
for the court, and served by Richard Haniford,| constable of 
Marblehead, by attachment of the dwelling house of defendant. 

Andrew Tucker's bill of cost, 15s. 4d. 

Andrew Tooker is debtor. May 28, 1675, for soiling 1 pair 

^Autograph. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 87 

James White v. Samuell Pippen. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff.* 

Mathew Nixon v. William Hollingworth. Debt. Withdrawn.! 

of Shoes, yourself, 2s.; June 11, to soiling your son Johns shoes 
& 1 new heel, 2s.; 26, to maid Shoan 1 pair of shoes, 6s.; to 
your nicholass 1 pair of shoes, 3s.; July 3, to Linnard Bellring 

1 pair of shoes french falls, ; 9, to soiling Bellrings shoes, 

2s.; 3, to 1 pair of shoes for Bellring, 7s.; 9, to soling John 
sarle his shoes, 2s.; 24, to 1 pair of shoes yourself, 6s. 6d.; 
to 1 pair your son John, 3s. 6d.; Sept. 24, to 1 pair of french 
falls John sarle, 6s. 6d. ; 1 pair of french falls j'our wife, 5s.; 
1 pair of shoes soiling j^ourselfe, 2s.; 29, 1 pair soiling John 

tookers shoes, Is.; to soiling John Draks shoes, ; to 

soiling your maid Shoans shoes, ; to soiling your own 

shoes, ; Nov. 11, to a new heel to Andrews shoes, ; 

to your maid Shoan 1 pair of shoes, 5s. ; to 3 pair of Childrens 

shoes, 9s.; to 1 pair of shoes to John sari, ; to 1 pair of 

shoes to yourself, 6s. 6d.; total, 41i. 8s. lid. 

*Writ, dated Nov. 24, 1675, signed by Robert Lord,t for 
the court, and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich, 
by attachment of defendant's interest in the farm he rents, 
also in a cow and two calves. 

James White's bill of cost, Hi. 6s. 6d. 

Willm. Whitel deposed concerning such matters as Samuell 
Pippen received of James White when he "dyeted" with him, 
which was ten months, etc. Sworn, Nov. 29, 1675, before 
S. Symonds,! Dep. Gov. 

Account between Pippen and James White: a knife, 20d., 

to John Giddens, 18s.; his dyet heere ten months, ; a 

quarter of Befe, 16s.; a Caster hat, 25s.; 7 yards of Canvasse, 
at 3s. 6d. per yd., 24s. 6d.; 1 1-2 yd. Penystone, at 5s. 4d. p. 
yd., 8s.; 2 gallons of liquor, 10s.; for the plowing & land of 
an acre barley, 10s.; for oats halfe an acre, 5s.; for a Jacket, 
13s.; for a paire of stockens, 4s. 6d.; for a bushel of Indian 
come, 3s.; for a bushel & halfe of Corne, 4s. 6d.; a bushel & 

halfe of Barley, ; a day of me and my Cattle stacking 

hay, 5s.; halfe a day mowing, 18d.; the horse in pasture all 
the summer, 4s. Sworn, Nov. 29, 1675, by William White, 
before Samuel Symonds, | Dep. Gov. Affirmed in court by 
James White. 

tWrit: Mathew Nixon v. William Hollingworth; debt, 
for wages upon a voyage to Verginea with said Hollingworth 
and one hogshead of tobacco; dated 24 : 9 : 1675; signed by 
Hilliard Veren,:}: for the court; and served by Henery Skerry,^ 

I Autograph. 



88 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Ezekiell Needham v. Edward Richards. Withdrawn.* 

Edmond Berry, who married Eliza, the widow and execu- 
trix of Roger Hascall v. Wm. Hascall, guardian of Roger, 
Josia, Samuel and Sara Hascall. Withdrawn. 

Frances Skerry v. Nicholas Maning. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff, twelve quintals of pollock and four hundred feet of 
boards, t 

Daniell Weld and Richard Croad, assigness of John Godfery 
V. Abraham Whittaker, sr. Debt. Verdict for defendant. t 

marshal of Salem, by attachment of a parcel of wood in de- 
fendant's yard and two tables in the house, and leaving a 
summons at his house with his wife. 

*Writ: Ezekell Neadham v. Edward Richards; for the 
title to land sold to plaintiff, adjoining Mr. Thomas Laughton's 
in Lin, part of which is taken away by the townsmen of Lin; 
dated Nov. 25, 1675; signed by John Fuller,§ for the court; 
and served by Daniell Gott,§ constable of Lynn. 

fWrit, dated 24 : 9 : 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,§ for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, § marshal of Salem, 
by attachment of the workhouse, his forge, shop, and land. 

Bond, dated Dec. 7, 1674, pollock and boards to be given 
by Nicholas Maning§ of Salem, gunsmith, to Francis Skerry 
of Salem, in consideration of a stone horse. Wit: John 
Smith§ and Thomas (his mark) Brocket. Sworn in court. 

Frances Scary's bill of cost. Hi. 17s. 2d. 

Henery Skerry, aged above seventy years, deposed that 
he went to Nicholas Maning, by his brother's order, to de- 
mand the bill, but Maning refused to pay it. Sworn in court. 

I Writ: Daniel Weld and Richard Croade, assignees of 
John Godfrey v. Abraham Whittacre, sr.; debt of 121i. due 
with interest in specie or four cows and a heifer with increase, 
as per bond dated Nov. 22, 1669, which was assigned to said 
Wels and Croade by said Godfrey during his sickness for 
what they had done for him or might do for him while he 
lived; dated Nov. 19, 1675; signed by Tho. Leaver, § for the 
court; and served by Robert Clement, § constable of Haverall. 

Abraham Whitaker's bill of cost. Hi. 5s. 

Deed, dated July 24, 1675, given by John (his mark) God- 
frey! | to Dr. Daniell Weed and Richard Croade, in considera- 
tion of attendance in his sickness, for two oxen now running 
upon Salem common, which were formerly let out to \^'illiam 
RendoU; two oxen and two cows in the custody of Abraham 
Whittacre at Haverill; 100 acres of land at Haverill, lying 

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Mr. Ed. Batter v. John Pease. Withdrawn. 

John Laighton, complained of for running away after being 
impressed for the service against the Indians, and alleging 
that another man was sent to serve in his room, who was 
accepted by him who had the present command, but court 
considering that he ought to have brought his discharge under 
the officer's hand, ordered that he be freed from the penalty 
the law requires, but pay all the charges of this prosecution. 

Joseph Armitage acknowledged judgment to Mr. John Ruck, 
for rent.* 

James Pickman and Christopher Gibbs acknowledged 
judgment to Capt. John Corwin. 

Mary Trebe, widow of John Trebe, deceased, was ap- 
pointed administratrix of his estate. She brought in an in- 
ventoryt and the two daughters, Elizabeth and Sara, were 
ordered to have 41i. each at age or marriage, and the house 
and land to stand bound for the payment. 

above Mr. Ward's land, bounded upon Goodman Sachell's 
land on the south, on Goodman Eaton's on the north, on 
the west and east by four trees marked S, two of which are 
on the corner next to the river and two on the other corner 
chopped. Wit: Peter CheeverJ and John Cooke. J Re- 
corded in Salem, book 4. folio 122, Aug. 1, 1675, by Hilliard 
Veren,t recorder. Sworn. 31 : 5 : 1675. before Wm. Hath- 
orne.J assistant. 

Peeter Cheevers, aged about thirty-two years, and John 
Cooke, aged about twenty-eight years, testified that they 
saw the deed signed when Godfrey lay sick at the house of 
Richard Croade, etc. Sworn in court. 

Bond, dated Nov. 22, 1669. given by Abraham WhitickerJ 
of Haverhill to John Godfry, for 12Ii. in corn, wheat, r3^e and 
Indian corn, etc. Wit: Sam. SimondsJ and Elisebeth Si- 
monds.t Sworn, Sept. 13, 1673, before Nath. Saltonstall.J 
commissioner. 

*Bond of Joseph Armitage, J dated Sept. 23, 1675, to Mr. 
Jno. Ruck of Salem. Wit: Henery Skerry, sr.t and John 
Higginson. jr. J 

tinventory of the estate of John Treble, deceased, appraised 
Nov. 24, 1675, by John Peach, sr.t and James Dennes: house 
and ground, 401i". ; 4 Swine, Hi. lOs.; calfe, 12s.; fether bed, 
one Bolster, 2 pillowes, 31i. ; pare of Blankets, 16s. ; one Rugg, 

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Benjamin Joanes acknowledged judgment to William Sear- 
gent.* 

Court adjourned to the 21st of the next month at one o'clock. 

John Patch, aged about fifty-seven years, deposed that the 
bound tree, formerly the corner bounds of James Patch, which 
ig now Richard Thistle's, stands at the foot of the hill of rocks, 
which is the southwest corner bound, and said Patch marked 
it with his own hands. Sworn, 1 : 10 : 1675, before the wor- 
shipful Samll. Simonds, Dep. Gov., and Maj. Wm. Hathorne. 

Court held at Salem, 21 : 10 : 1675, by adjournment. 

John Fisk, assignee of the committee of Salem for the 
building of the meeting house v. Christopher Babadg. Special 
verdict. If the law of the country concerning constables 
collecting rates, with the warrant of the selectmen of Salem 
at the foot of said rate, and the committee's assignment unto 
John Fisk, also the said constable accepting it makes him 

10s.; 2 Curtains, 6s,; Cabbin Bed and Blankets, 15s.; 2 
Chears, 5s.; spining wheel, 3s. 6d.; 3 Barrills, 4s.; a Coate, 
wastcoat. Breeches & Drawers, Hi. 5s.; a sea Coate & Breeches, 
7s.; 4 pare sheets & an odd one, 41i. 14s.; 5 pare pillow beres, 
2h. 5s. ; 6 Napkins & a Table Cloth, 18s. ; 3 old Shurts & 3 old 
pare Drawers, Hi.; a Chest, 3s. 6d.; a Leverre Coubert, 
Hi. 15s.; Trundle Bedstead, 6s.; Table and 2 Joynt stooles, 
12s.; 4 Cheares, 6s.; Chest & 2 Boxes, 10s.; 2 Coubert Cush- 
ings, 5s.; Little small table, 3s.; new Caster hatt, 13s.; 2 
Coats, a pare Breeches & wastcoate, 21i. 10s.; pare shoose, 
3s. 6d.; 5 pare stockins, 10s., 2 pare Gloves, 3s. 6d.; a Casse 
and 5 Botles, 2s. 6d.; Cradle, 5s.; pare small Iron Doggs, 
6s.; a Cruck, fire shovell & Tongs, 6s.; spitt & Gridiron, 
4s. 6d.; pare Bellows, Is.; 2 Iron pots <fe pott hooks, 15s.; 
Iron kettle, 8s.; 2 Brace Kettels & a Brace skellit. Hi. 10s.; 
percell yerthen ware, 8s.; 6 peuter Dishes & a sauser, Hi.; 
2 pewter pots, a Bowl & a puter Botle, 6s. ; 8 peuter porringers 
and a little skillet, 10s.; 6 spoones & a Latten Dripen pann, 
2s. 6d.; an hour Glase & Looking Glace, 2s. 6d.; Smoothing 
Iron, Is. 6d.; 4 Tubs & a Bucket, 4s.; one Gun, Hi.; sword, 
Belt & Bandilears, 12s.; total, 741i. lis. 6d. 

*Bond, dated May 29, 1675, of Benjamin (his mark) Jones 
of Gloster, husbandman, to William Sargent, sr., of Gloster. 
Wit: Andrew Sargantj and William Sargant.f 

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liable, they find for plaintiff, 1301i. according to covenant or 
to gather up the remainder of this rate in six months' time; 
otherwise, for defendant. Court gave judgment for plaintiff. 
Appealed, and defendant bound, with Capt. George Corwin 
and Mr. Edmond Batter as sureties.* 

*Writ, dated 23 : 9 : 1675, signed by Thos. Fiske,t for the 
court, and served by Henery Skerry, f marshal of Salem, by 
attachment of the house and land of defendant. 

John Fisk's bill of cost, 21i. Is. 8d. 

Orders, dated 22 : 11 : 1673, given by George Corwin, t Edm. 
Batter, t Wm. Browne, jr., f and Jno. Corwinf to the constables 
of Salem: "Wee whoe are apoynted & Impowered to pay for 
the buildinge of o' new meetinge house doe by these p''sents 
Assigne ou''to m"" Jno. Fisk as our Ord'" for the Receiue of what 
is deliu''ed to the seu"^ all Constables to Colect Exceptinge what 
he hath already Receiued, and also what wee haue taken upon 
o"" owne Acc*^ in part of what is due to ©''selues for what is due 
from the said fisk for goods taken up from us, to haue the seu'- 
all sumes wh. are specified upon the seu^'all Rats and to be paid 
to him one third part in siluer: one third in goods & one 
third part in pulsions." Warrant for the collection of rates. 

Copy of agreement, dated Jan. 22, 1673, between Capt. 
George Corwin, Edmund Batter, John Corwin and William 
Browne, jr., on the one part, and John Fiske of Wenham, 
carpenter, on the other part, that for 12011. to be paid them 
by said Fiske, in behalf of the town of Salem, in the same 
specie that was in his contract for building the meeting house 
in Salem, together with the payment of the several sums 
which each of them had disbursed more than what they had 
gathered, they discharged said Fiske of his contract and he 
them of their engagement; Fiske also agreed to make a flight 
of stairs up to the scuttle in the roof of the meeting house, 
that the plastering work as per agreement with the plasterer, 
should be completely finished, the underpinning pointed with 
white lime; Fiske was to have what was behind in the rates, 
he to collect them himself with the help of the constables, 
and whatever else is given by way of gratitude from them- 
selves or any others from other places, he should also have, 
etc. Wit: Walter Price, Joseph Gardner and Thomas Fisk. 

Copy of the rates taken from the town records by Bartholomew 
Gedney,t recorder for the selectmen; Constable John Marston's 
part of the meeting house rate, 16411. 5s. ; Constable Christopher 
Babadg's part, 15011.; Constable John Pease's part, 15511. 7s. 

Thomas Fiske deposed that John Fisk came to Constable 

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('apt. Thoma« Marshall and Be'njamin Parmiter had their 
former licenses renewed. 

Capt. George Corwin, Mr. William Browne, sr., Leift. John 
Price, Mr. Edmond Batter, Mr. John Ruck, John Procter, 
Mr. John Gedney and Mr. Bartholmew Gednej- had their 
licenses renewed. 

Phillip No well dying at sea, intestate, Mr. Habbackuck 
Turner was appointed administrator of his estate, who made 
oath to the inventorj^ of the estate left aboard the ship, and 
was ordered to bring in the perfected inventory to the next 
Salem court.* 

Babadg to demand him to gather the meeting house rate 
several times and he neglected to distrain when he went with 
him. Sworn in court. 

Special verdict returned. 

^'Inventory of the estate of Phillip Nowell, taken by Habb. 
Turner:! two blankits, 7s. 6d.; 1 wastcoate, 5s. 9d.; a coate 
and wastcoate, 8s.; a payre of shoos, 5s. 6d.; a bed sack and 
two shurts, 12s.; a wastcoate and drawers, 15s.; a coate and 
britches, Hi. 18s.; a coate and wastcots, 19s. 6d.; wastcoat 
and briches, 17s.; a coat and Chest, 16s. 6d.; 5 1-2 mo. wages 
at 30s. p mo., 81i. 5s.; to 5 1-2 yds. of corse carsey, 16s. 6d. ; 
2 hhs. of brandy, 201i.; 1 quarter cask of brandy, 51i.; a small 
burding peace, lOli. 10s.; total 411i. 16s. 3d. 

Inventory of the estate of Phillip Nowell, not brought in 
by Mr. Turner, taken by Richard Croade,t John Beckettf 
and John Palletf (also Pollard) brought in by Wm. Dicer, 
money in william Dicer's hands, 51i.; in my hands, for fish 
received of Good. Buckly, Hi.; due from John Archer, Hi.; 
due by Richard Flinder, 10s., due by Richard Maber & from 
Jon. Cliford, 10s., Hi.; due for 10 pr. of stockins sold to Hen. 
Rich, at 2s. 6d., Hi.; due from John Pollard for 2 1-4 yds. 
carsy, 5s. 7 l-2d.; due from John Pollard for 2 pr. woemen's 
stockins, 3s.; due bj^ Mr. Habbacuck Turner, bookes, bed- 
ding & Cloathes, wch as I am Informed were sold at ye mast as 
ye manner of the sea in such cases is, 71i.; 3 ver^^ large Hogsds. 
of brandy wch ye sd. mr. Habbacuck Turner must give ac- 

compt of, ; in the custody of Mrs. Mary English, 1 wt. 

Jackett new, I new wascoat, I black castor Hatt almost new, 

; in my custody, 10 pr. womens' stockens at 18d., 15s.; 

1 pr. of drawers, 3s.; 1 paceboard Hatt case, Is.; 2 1-2 yrds. 
red carsey at 2s. 6d. per, 5s. 7d.; 1 pr. old worsted stockins, 
Is. 6d.: 2 neck cloaths, 2s. 6d. A chest left in my hand, as 

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At Boston, 6:9: 1675, administration upon the estate of Abell 
Oseph, ship carpenter, who was slain in the wars with Capt. 
Lothrop, was granted to Mr. Edmon Batter, on behalf of and for 
the use of Jon. Oseph, his brother, living in Bostone with widow 
Johnson, and Hilliard Veren,t clerk of the court, was to pre- 
sent this to the court at Salem for confirmation, which was done.* 

Capt. Thomas Lothrop being slain in the war against the 
Indian sand dying intestate, or not having left a formal will, 
Bethiah, his wife, was appointed administratrix of his estate 
and she brought in an inventory. There being some evidence 
of what the said Thomas Lothrop expressed concerning his 
mind and will in his lifetime, the administratrix was ordered 
to fulfill it accordingly.! 

followeth, 2 pr. old silver buttens, Is. 6d.; in money, 41i. 
10s. 7 l-2d.; 1 pr. of falce sleeves & a remnant of fustin, 3s.; 
1 loose broad cloath coat, Hi.; an old pr. of drawers, 2s.; 
1 pr. of camlett breeches, 12s.; 1 holland shirt, 5s.; 5 yds. wt. 
flanning at 18d. p yd., 7s. 6d.; 1 pr. wt. Jerzey stockens, 2s.; 
1 new red rugg. Hi. 10s.; 1 new Ivory comb, Is. 3d. A very 
smale pr. of stilliards which he left in my house, & sd. they 
should be for the use of the house, 2s.; what is due to him 
from Mr. Turner for his wages ye Tyme he sayled with him, 

; a smale pcell of pipes not valued. Debts owing by 

Phillip Nowell, to me William Dicer, 8s. 6d.; to Mr. Jonathan 
Corwin for Buttens, Is. 6d.; to the constable of Salem for 
rates, to charges for drawing the Inventory & appraisers, . 

Said Nowell was drowned, Nov. 15, 1675, upon the coast 
of New England, from a vessel commanded by Mr. Habbacuck 
Turner, bound for Salem from France, and William Dicer, 
as attorney to said Nowell, petitioned for administration to 
be granted to him "that I may with a good conscience make 
an honest discharge vnto whomsoeuer of his relations most 
propperly claymeing the due of right thereto." 

*Administration confirmed by Samuel Symonds,t Dep. 
Gov., and Daniel Denison.| 

fPetition of Ezekiel Cheever, schoolmaster, to the court: 
"Whereas Capt. Thomas Lowthrop, who lately lost his life 
in y^ service & cause of God & his countrey, being his wives' 
own, dear, naturall brother, dying intestate, & without issue, 
he humbly conceives himself on y^ behalf of his wife to be 
y* true, naturall, proper heir of his estate left, & therefore his 
duty to make his humble address to this Honoured Court, 

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94 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

that he may declare & legally plead y^ same. To which end 
II he came || & attended y*" court neer a weeks space, But y* 
Court by publick ocasions of y^ Countrey being necessarily 
adjourned, he was forced to return home, & resolved (God 
willing) to attend y® Court, y^ time appointed. But by y" 
providence of God, y*" season being extraordinarily stormy, & 
himself under bodily infirmity, he could not possibly come 
without apparent hazard of life, limb or health. Yet had 
cautiously left order, & instructions for his son to appear for 
him in such an exigence which accordingly he did, though not 
in season, being by the same providence also hindred. So 
that the Honoured Court (no heir appearing) granted Admin- 
istration to his sister Lowthrop, according to what then 
appeared. But seing y^ estate was not then setled, nor y" 
case fully issued, many things alledged being dark & dubious 
& nothing proved, & he hath much to say, to invaledate y* 
very writing given in, & y" seeming force of it. He humbly re- 
quests this Honoured Court, that being a party so neerly con- 
cerned, and interested, he may have y^ liberty of making & 
pleading his claime, & title according to law. And for y« 
better securing of what shall be judged to be his right, he may 
be joyned together with his sister Lathrop in administration 
of ye said estate." 

Bethiah Lowthropp's* statement: "My deare husband 
neuer spake word to me concerning the giuing of any of his 
Land Lying in the woods to his sister Cheeuers her children. 
But only that Lying in the woods about Snake hill. But 
seriously considering my deare husbands expressions I doe 
conclude he gaue the plaine & the pasture by it together with 
the Land at Snake hill to his sister cheeuer. for thus my dear 
husband was pleased to expresse himselfe to me as we Rode 
together to wenham the last spring in the week before the 
court of election. Speaking to mee concerning the disposeall 
of his land as he had formerly done, he said the house Lot I 
giue to the towne for the use of the ministrey not to any par- 
ticular person. But to the town for the use of the ministry 
hoping it will be an acceptable seruice to god. And as we 
were Riding ouer part of his Land belonging to Snake hill 
he said this Land here I intend for my sisters children except 
god take my Brother cheeuer away before my sister, then 
it shall be for her use as long as she liueth, & afterward for her 
children, whereupon I doe conclude he gave the other land 
mentioned which lyeth but a little way from it to his sister, 
else that at Snaak hill would not be so usefull for my sister if 
god should be pleased to take my Brother away before her, & 
so 1 haue faithfully declared what I apprehend was my hus- 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 95 

bands will & pleasure concerning this matter which he said 
he did intend to put in writting. But the prouidence of god was 
pleased to preuent it in calling him forth upon public seruice." 

Bethiah Lowthropp's* statement: "Whereas it is ex- 
pressed By my Honoured Brother M"^ Ezekiel Cheeuer that 
my deare husband did not willingly take Sarah gott into his 
house but was perswaded & preuailed with by others to doe 
it, Humbly Requesting leaue, I shall humbly present the 
Honoured Court with the whole truth concerning this matter. 
When the childs mother was dead my husband beeing with 
mee at my cousins buriall & seeing our friends in so sad a 
condition the poore babe hauing lost its mother & the woman 
that nursed it being fallen sick, I then did say to some of my 
friends that if my husband would give me leaue I could be 
uery willing to take my cousins little one and nurse it for 
him a while till he could better dispose of it. whereupon the 
childes father did mooue it to mj^ husband, my deare hus- 
band considering my weaknesse & the incumbrance I had in 
the family was pleased to Returne this Answer, hee did not 
see how it was possible for his wife to undergoe such a burthen, 
the next day their came a friend to our house a woman which 
gaue suck & she understanding how the poore babe was left 
beeing Intreated was willing to take it to nurse and forthwith 
it was brought to her. But it had not bin with her 3 weekes 
before it pleased the Lord to visit that nurse with sicknesse 
also and the nurses mother came to me desiring I would take 
the childe from her daughter, and then my deare husband 
obseruing the prouidence of god was freely willing to Receiue 
her into his house. But she was then Receiued only as a 
nurse child & so she Remained aboue a quarter of a yeare 
before her father did tender her to mj^ husband to accept of 
her for his Adopted Child." 

Left. William Dixie deposed that coming to Capt. Law- 
thrope's in the time of his last sickness, Mrs. Lawthrope and 
Mrs. Got went out of the room, and Capt. Lawthrope said 
to him, "I am glad you are come for I would have you to take 
notice: that I give unto my wife all my estate so long as she 
liveth: and after her decease I giue unto the Ministry of 
Beverly: my tenn acre lott at home and my house upon the 
same." Upon asking him if he had acquainted his wife with 
it, he said he had and that she approved of it. Also he said 
he gave the ground in the woods to his sister Chevises children. 
Sworn in court. 

"My wife affirms that her brother hath oft spoke in her 
hearing dissatisfiedly concerning Noak Fisk being brought 
to his house, when his mother was very weak, & not able to 

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look after him being very weak also, y* he never knew vipon 
w' termes he kept him, & wondred what they did intend to 
do, she saith Lieut. Dixey told her, my brother told him when 
he had brought him up fit to go to apprentice, he had done, 
he should do no more." [Testimony of Ezekiel Cheever?] 

Reasons for the claim of the wife of Ezekiel Cheever: ''1. 
It does not appear, that my brother ever set himself seriously, 
as the thing requires, to make his last will. But all that is 
said, is, that he expressed such and such purposes at such 
times, but purposes and actions are different things. 2. No 
man but in case of absolute necessity, when he is surprized by 
sudden weaknes and inability, will make such a nuncupative 
will, and then he will do it in the surest and strongest way that 
may be, by positive and peremptory declaring it his last will, 
and confirming it by sufficient witnesses that are legall. But 
in this case no such thing is found. 3. The persons testi- 
fying in this case are persons concerned and interested, and 
not so competent witnesses in law in any case, much lesse in 
such a weighty one, as a last will and testament. Beside they 
agree not in their testimony, but in some things directly con- 
tradict each other, which does demonstrate that either they 
mistook my brother, and he never expressed such purposes 
and desires, or that his purposes and desires altered. 4. It 
seems to be an act of prudent and deliberate choice in my 
brother not to make a will For (1) He was oft importuned to 
it by my sister, but did it not. (2) He had Avarning of death 
by a long and dangerous sicknes last winter, in which, after 
some degree of recovery, he had severall relapses. (3) After 
that by the mercy of god he was recovered to perfect health, 
he had time sufficient for such a work, if he had judged it 
expedient. 5. I conceive that the true reason of his not 
making a Avill was, he could not do for his own sister, and her 
children, what he thought was most just and right, and they 
might be likely to need after the decease of his brother Cheever; 
but he should displease his wife, and her relations, who would 
be expecting more, though he had done in his lifetime so 
much for them: and nothing for his sister and her children. 
And he well knew the equity and justice of the law which 
makes provision for the Avidow and the next of kin, but nothing 
for strangers, as also the faithfullnes of the magistrates in 
doing things according to law. 6. The matter which they 
testify is so unjust and unreasonable, that none that knew 
my brothers goodnes and love will beleive, that my brother 
would be so unnaturall to preferr strangers before his owne 
naturall sister and hei- children, whom he so dearly loved, 
as many that knew them ])oth can abundantly testify. 7. 
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him from all her friends and relations very loth to part with 
her, used this as a great argument with her Mother to per- 
swade her. Viz: That he had no children of his own, nor 
was likely to have any: and otherwise he must give what he 
had to strangers. And her mother told this to friends in her 
hearing, that that was a great motive that induced her to be 
willing to part with her; and commited her to the love, and 
care of her brother as a Father, with great confidence and 
assurance of his tendernes toward her. 8. His sister by 
coming over, lost the value of twenty-five pound, beside 
what her mother would have given her at her decease. 9. 
My brother having one of their relations with him already, 
viz. Noah Fisk whom he brought up from a little one was 
unwilling to take Sarah Gott: but was importuned, and pre- 
vailed with to take her, not upon loose terms, as he did the 
other, but as his own: so that her father might not have 
power to take her away from him, when she might grow up 
to be serviceable, as is oft done in such cases. As for her 
calling them father and mother, it is no more but what is 
ordinarily done to nurses or servants, and what another, 
whom he had brought up before, was used to do, who went 
away from them, when she might have been serviceable to 
them. My sister brought no estate with her, as I ever heard 
of, hath no charge, her husband by her own confession gave 
her none of ye land to dispose of as her own." 

Inventory of the estate of Capt. Tho. Lathrop of Beverlye, 
who died in the wars betwixt the English and the heathen, 
taken Nov. 11, 1675, by Paul Thorndike* and John Hill:* 
his wearing Apparrill, yt of it which was most Considerable 
hee had along with him i nto the service, & that which re- 
mained at whom, 41i. 17s. 6d.; 1 fether Bed, 1 Boulster, 2 pil- 
lows, 51i. 10s.; 1 flock Bed & pillow, Hi. 10s.; 1 Rug, 1 Covering, 
1 sett of Curtins & vallans, 1 Bedstead & matt, 61i. 15s.; 2 
fether Beds, 3 Boulsters, 81i.; 1 Rug, 1 Covering, 2 pillows, 
21i.; 1 Cabbin Bedstead, 1 Curtin, 1 Curtin rod, 1 Trucle 
bedstead, 18s.; 1 Flock bed, 1 Boulster, 1 Truckle bedstead, 
1 Covering, 1 Blankit, Hi. 10s.; 1 fether bed, 1 Boulster, 5 
pillows, 1 Rug, 1 Blanket, 91i. 5s.; 1 Bedstead, 1 set of Cur- 
tains, Curtin rods & mat, 31i. 4s.; 9 pare of sheets, 1 single 
sheet, 4 pillow beers, 91i. 13s.; Table Lyning, with some other 
Lining, Hi. 14s. 6d.; Puter, 2 silver Cups, 1 silver spoone, 
4H.; Monj^es, Hi. 10s.; Brass, 61i. 8s.; 2 Carts, 1 pare of 
wheels, 1 plow, 1 pare of fetters with appurtenances, 4li.; 2 
oxes, 1 Ads. 1 pare of Andirons, some tools & Lumber, Hi. 
15s. 6d.; iron potts & ketles, pot hookes, fire shovell & tounges, 
hakes, Trevit, 1 iron morter & pestle & Tinn ware, 41i. 3s.; 

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98 SALEM QUABTERLY COURT [DeC. 

Thomas Cleark and his wife, presented for fornication be- 
fore marriage, were ordered to be whipped or pay a fine.* 

The will of Richard Prince was proved and an inventory 
allowed.! 

Trunkes, chests, Tables, cheers, stooles & formes, Hi. 10s.; 

1 Lookeing glass, Barrills & Lumber, 17s. 6d.; 1 Brass ketle, 

2 Fryeing panns, 7s.; Bookes, 21i. 8s. 6d.; 40 Bushels of Bar- 
lie, 12 Bushell of Rye, lOli. 8s.; 7 Bushels of Gates, 50 Bushels 
of Indian Corne, 81i. 6s.; 6 swine, 71i.; sheepe, 31i. 10s.; neat 
Catle, 271i. 10s.; the house Lott in estimation, being ten acres 
with the houses & orchard uppon it, 1301i.; 23 acres in esti- 
mation Lyeing in the plaine, joyning or neare adjoining to the 
house Lott, 1031i. 10s.; 20 Acres of Land Lyeing at an hill 
called snake hill, 301i.; 6 acres of medow Lyeing by Samll. 
Cornish his farme, 271i.; 1 acre & halfe of salt marsh neare 
Richard Leeches on Royall syde, lOH. 10s.; Haye, 71i. 10s.; 
1 pare of scales & 1 Handvise, 4s. 6d.; A farme which was 
Major Hathornes land & medow, 98 acres, 981i.; A Farme 
which was Capt. Davinports lancl & medow, 74 acres, 791i.; 
Fifteene acres of Land Lying by CrumAvells medow, 151i.; 
sixtye acres of Land, 601i.; In Horse kinde, 201i. ; In cash 
Received uppon the account of my housbands wages, 91i. 
13s.; total, 7341i. 4s. Debts due the estate, 41i. 14s. Debts 
due from the estate, 501i. 3s. 3d. 

^Elizabeth (her mark) Kitchen, aged about fifty-three 
years, deposed concerning the child, and Elizabeth Clifford 
testified that she was present at the birth of the child, etc. 

fWill of Richard Prince,J sr., of Salem, aged about sixty-one 
years, dated 21 : 7 : 1675, and proved by Stephen Daniell§ 
and Edw. Norrice:§ "I give and bequeath vnto my sonne 
Joseph Prince, the one halfe of the Ten acre lott, bought of 
William Lord, Senior, I say the one halfe of that part of the 
lott that lyeth South ward, & so from the highway westward 
to the end. Also I giue vnto him halfe an Acre of marsh ground 
more or lesse, lying at the further side of the south field of 
Salem, Joyneing on the one side to an Acre of marsh of goody 
Lemmans that was & butting on m'' George Gardners upland. 
Item. I giue vnto my sonn Samuel Prince, the other part 
of the ten Acre lott which I bought of goodman Lord, lying 
NorthAvard, & running from the high way to the end westward. 
Also I giue vnto him that halfe acre of marsh ground, more 
or lesse, lying neere the bars that goeth out of y" South field. 

"Also I giue vnto my sonne Samuel my now dwelling house, 
with my warehouse & barne, & all the houseing theireto aper- 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 99 

tayiiing, with the ground whereon the said dwelling house 
standeth, from the front or street Eleuen pole downeward 
towards y*' North, & adioying to his brother Richards grounds 
on y^ East, & his broth"^ Jonathan on y^ North, Item I giue 
& bequeath vnto mj- sonne Richard Prince, a fine acre lott, 
Ij'ing in the South field of the Towne, neere Joseph Hardye, 
fine Acre lott, lying in the same field 

"Also I giue vnto him, out of that lott that my dwelling 
house standeth on, two pole & an halfe in bredth front to the 
streete, namely of the ground betweene my dwelling house 
& the land of M'^ William Browne, junior, & adioyneing next 
to y^ land of y^ said William Browne on the East, & Contayn- 
ing in Length Eleuen pole downward into y® orchard, I giue 
vnto my sonne, Jonathan Prince, the other part of the Ten 
Acre lott, that I bought of goodman Lord, lying from the 
highway Eastward the whole bredth. Also I giue vnto him, 
halfe an Acre of marsh grounds, more or lesse, knowne by 
the name of Wallers halfe acre. Moreouer I giue vnto him 
the remainer of that ground on which my dwelling house 
standeth, that is the North part of my orchard Contayning 
the whole bredth of it, adjoyneing to the end of his brother 
Samuell & Richards ground, & so to the land. Item, I giue 
& bequeath vnto my daughter Mary Daniel Twenty pounds, 
to be paid after my decease & after the decease of my wife 
Item I giue vnto my two Grandchildren, Steven & Mary 
Daniel, Five pounds apiece, to be paid, after my Decease in 
money. 

"Lastly, I leaue & ordaine my sonn Joseph Prince to be 
the sole Executore of this my last will & Testament Haueing 
in his hands all the remainer of my Estates to beare y*= Charge 
of maintaying my Avife after my decease Avhom I giue and 
Committ to his Care to be maintained the whole tj^me of 
her naturall life. And after her death, those Legacj^es being 
paid to my daughter & her Children, & with my debts and 
funerall Charges, what remaines of my Estate upon true 
Inventory taken, my will is that it be divided into four equall 
parts, & my four sonns to haue each of them his share of it 
And I intreat my loueing friends — Bartholmew & M'' Joseph 
Grafton, sen' to be ouerseers of this my last will & Testa- 
ment." Wit: Stephen Daniell* and Edw. Norrice.* 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. Richard Prince, sr., of Salem, 
taken Oct. 21, 1675, by Joseph Grafton* and Francis Skerry:* 
bed, boulster, pillow. Coverlet & blankets, with bedsted & 
Curtaines, as it stands, 71i.; bed, boulster. Covering, blanket 
41i.; bed, boulster, 3 blankets, rug, bedsted, 41i.; bed, boulster, 

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100 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

John Creasy chose Joseph Bacheler as his guardian, and it 
was allowed. 

Robert IngoUs, presented for fornication before marriage, 
was sentenced to be whipped or pay a fine, and his wife was 
to appear at the next Salem court. 

Robert Lavis, presented for cutting wood in the street, 
on the public fast, was dismissed with costs. 

pillow, rug, blanket, bedstead, 71i. 10s. ; 10 pair of sheets, 61i. ; 
30 yards of Cotton & Lining Cloth, 31i.; 3 yards of Cotton 
& Lining Cloth, 12s.; 2 pair of pillowbeares, 12s.; 4 bord- 
clothes, IH. 4s. 2 Corse bordclothes, & six napkins, 8s.; 2 
Trunkes, 12s.; 1 Chist, Hi. 5s.; 4 Joynt stoles, 8s. 4d.; Chaires, 
12s.; 1 table, 14s.; 2 tables. Hi.; 2 old Chists, 2 old boxes, 
3s.; 2 whells, 6s.; 1 pr. Cards, 2s.; 3 yd. Cearsie, Hi. 15s.; 
2 grosse butons, 8s.; a psell silke, 16s.; 16 bushels Indian 
Corne, 21i. 8s.; 2 old brasse. Hi.; 1 old bras pot, a skillet & 
Chafeing dish, 12s.; 2 Iron pots & a skillet, 13s.; 1 bell metell 
morter & pestill, 8s.; 1 small bras scelles & waits, 8s.; 1 fry- 
ing pan. Is.; warming pan, 6s.; 12 platers, 31i. 7s.; 2 basons, 
one Culender & 2 pots, 24s.; 6 peces of old puter, 14s.; 2 
small puter pots & a Chamber pot, 8s.; 6 porengers, 7s.; 
fouer puter Candell stickes, 8s.; 4 sasers, 2s.; 1 Lanthorn, 

2 dripin pans & 2 Candellstickes, 9s.; Earthen weare, 8s.; 

3 old tables & an old Cobart, Hi.; 7 Chaires, 12s.; Iron ware, 
18s.; small bag Cotton, 41i. 17s.; 7 Lod hay, 71i.; 1 horse & 
an old mare, 31i.; 2 Cowes, 71i.; 1 hog, 21i.; 4 paier sheares, 
2 Irons, 10s.; one smothing Iron & heats, 2s.; 1 pr. bellows, 
Is.; books, lli. 10s.; 1 gun & sword, Hi.; 4 spones & 2 old 
small Cupes, 21i.; Monie, 901i.; 15 Akors of upland & An 
Acre of Salt marsh, 761i.; the house & ground belonging, 
13011.; the Cloths, 51i. 10s.; total, 3861i. 18s. 

Debts owing Richard Prince: Capt. Georg Corwin, 
51i.; Mr. Graves, 21i. 2s. 6d.; Nath. Beadell, 21i. 8s. 4d.; James 
Powland, 19s. 6d.; Capt. Price, 31i. 6s.; Mathew Standly, Hi.; 
John Gardner, lli. 10s.; Thomas Gardner, Hi. 10s.; Daniell 
King, lli. 4s. 9d.; John Grafton, 31i.; John Watters, 12s.; 
Francis Scurrie, Hi.; Tho. Ives. Hi,; Samuell Willyams, Hi.; 
Capt. More, 21i. 7s.; Jacob Barnie, 19s.; Samuell Pittman, 
lli. 10s.; John Brown, lli. 17s.; Mark Bacheler, 10s.; Mr. 
Bartholmu, 51i.; Robart Hodg, 18s.; Abraham Bartholmu, 
lis.; Sam. Gachell, 16s. 

Richard Prince debtor: to Willj^am Brown, senr., 51i. Is. 
5d.; Phillip Cromell, 41i. 15s. 6d.; Willyam Brown, 21i.; 
Manasah Merston, 5s.; John Holmes, Hi.; total, 131i. Is. lid. 



1675] BECORDS AND FILES 101 

Joseph Gatchell, for speaking reproachfully and contemp- 
tuously against this government, was to stand committed 
until the next lecture day and then to be whipped or pay a 
fine and costs to the constable of Marblehead.* 

Court hearing the case of Isaack Woodberj^ who was chosen 
by the town of Beverly to serve as constable, but refusing to 
take the oath, and understanding that he had not taken the 
oath of fidelity, declared that he is not capable of serving. 
The clerk was ordered to issue another warrant for the choice 
of another, and said Woodbery was ordered to appear at the 
next Salem court to take the oath of fidelity or give his reasons 
to the contrary.! 

*John Holms, aged about thirty-five years, deposed that 
being in Goodman Prince's house last night, he heard Joseph 
Gatchell say that "y^ Cause of y*" Judments of God upon us 
by Reason of y^ wars was theire murthering of Quakers I 
think they were William Robenson & Marmaduk Stevenson." 
Sworn in court. 

Salem presentment. Wit: John Batchelder of Wenham 
and John Holmes of Salem. 

jReasons of Isaak Woodbery J for not taking the constable's 
oath: "y® provedenc of God hath soe ordered It that my Caling 
Is at sea w'^h as I have done heretofore soe I must still atend 
It In a constant waj^ the greatest part of the year Constantly 
for the providing for my famelj'' as the word of god Requires 
therfore not Capeable of Executing the Ofice In my owne 
person as the Law title townships: sect. 5: Requirs such must 
be as are fineable by the towne. 2'^ for that I humbly Con- 
ceave the choice was not Legall It being but the product of a 
Combination of such persons as had noe Libertie by Law to 
voat whoe went about enticing others to voat for me out of 
a designe they had against me as I shall make apear to yo' 
worships by evidences. 3'^ for that this proceding against 
me of bringing me befor the worshipful major hawthorne to 
take the oath w" I had at the time of this choice declared to 
them I could not serve wheras If I had been legaly Chosen 
and had been able to attend It In my owne person and had 
then Refused to serve I humbly Conceav that the Law gave 
them liberty only to fine me: but not to molest or urg me 
to take the oath. 4^^ the like precedent Canot be produced 
either In Salem or with us for any whose Imploiment Lies 
wholy at sea, to be chosen to serve In y^ ofice of a Constable. 

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102 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

William Dew, who was slain in the wars against the Indians, 
dying intestate, Edward Bishop, jr., was appointed adminis- 

5'y for that If I had taken the oath & served the time I shal 
Continue on shore this winter w^'' I humbly Conceav the law 
would not have Compeled me further ther would have been 
Inconveniences boath to the town & Countrie and myself 
being not Capeable to execut the ofice In my own person. 
It is not that I would decline any service to god and the coun- 
try that I am Capeable of for I have now a servant prest 
Into the Country servic & I doe Redily and Cherfuly yeald 
to It & besides If gods provedenc order It at any time that 
ther be any extraordinary service by sea we that ar seamen 
shall be exposed to It more then the Land men, though we ar 
equaly exposed In thes present expeditions." 

Peeter Rodgers, aged about sixty-four years, deposed that 
he being present at Andrew Tarvise's house when Antoni 
Wood came there, saw said Wood pull a great parcel of votes 
out of his pocket which he said were for Andrew Woodbery, 
He also heard Wood entice said Tarvis to take one of the votes, 
go to the meeting and give it in for said Woodber3^ Sworn 
in court. 

Isaac Woodbery further petitioned: that he would be 
worse than an infidel in not providing for his family, if he 
was forced to take the office; that the law saj^s that none 
are qualified unless rated at 80Ii. and have taken the oath of 
fidelity, which qualifications petitioner does not have, he 
being poor in estate, etc. 

The following freemen who had also taken the oath of 
fidelity voted for Woodbery: John Dodge, sr., Ephraim 
Hericke, John Rayment, sr., Roger Conant, Exercise Donant, 
Benjamin Balch, sr., Will. Dodge, sr., Zach. Hericke, John 
Grover, Osmond Traske, Tho. Chub, sr., and Rich. Stachouse. 

Nathaniel Hayward, aged about thirty-three years, deposed 
that at the town meeting at Beaverly, he observed that a 
part of the persons who voted had not taken the oath of 
fidelity. Upon being asked who he should vote for, he told 
them, and the party asking him said he would lose his vote, 
for Isak Woodbery would be elected, for a writing came to 
his house that morning to that effect. Sworn in court. 

John Sallos, aged about forty years, deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

Andrew Tarvis, aged about fifty-five years, deposed that 
Antoni Wood asked him to vote for Isaak Woodbery, but de- 
ponent said he did not know said Woodbery, neither did he 
know where he lived, etc. 



1675] RECORDS AND FILES 103 

trator of his estate and was to bring in an inventory to the 
next Salem court. 

Constable Clifford was allowed 8s. for his charge about 
prisoners, 30d. for whipping Thomas Maule and 8s. for 
"Huencryes."* 

Samuell Crompton dying intestate, who was slain in the 
wars against the Indians, administration upon his estate 
was granted to Jane, his wife, who brought in an inventory.! 
She was to have the estate for her own use, "there being noe 
relations of her husbands known of in this contrj'." 

*Copy of three hue and cries sent three several ways given 
out, June 19, 1675, by John Clifford, constable of Salem, the 
Worshipful Major Wm. Hathorne not being at home, "To the 
Constables of Redding, Wooborne, Bilricky, Clensford, Con- 
cord & soe from Constable to Constable to the utmost limits 
westward of this CoUoney. 2^ To the constables of mar- 
blehead, Linn, Maulden, CharlsTowne, Cambridg, Water- 
towne, Sudbery, &c. 3d. To the Constables of Beuerly, 
Wenham, Ipswich, Rowly, Newbery, Salisbury &c: & soe 
to the seuerall constables of y^ Townes east of this CoUoney," 
for said constable "to make dilligent search in yo'' seuerall 
townes for one James Booth: or Garritt, whoe broake prisson 
this last night at Salem & made an escape, who was comitted 
for a criminall offence, he is of a midle stature, brownish haire 
& complection, a blemish — one of his ej^es, of a drawning 
speech, a taylor by trade." 

tlnventorj' of the estate of Samuell Crumpton, taken 29 : 
9 : 1675, by Milliard Veren, sr.,:;: and Henry West:? a parcell 
of small trunkes unfinished, 3li.; 3 leather chaires, lli. 4s.; 
8 sadles, 20s. p., 2 side sadles, 3li. ; 1 dozen skins, 3s.; pcell of 
nayles, 2li. 10s.; pcell of soft sope, 16s.; 100 of skins, 51i. 8s.; 
6 bridles, 5s. p. & 3 at 3s. p., lli. 19s.; pcell of Inkle, 5s.; 1 gross 
of civills, 12s.; 6 p'' of sterrop Irons, 8s.; pcell of girtnes, 3 
a gross of plates, lli. 10s.; 1-2 gross of buckles, 4s. 6d.; 1, 
bullen nailes, 8s. ; 5 p'' raines of bridles, 7s. ; 2 chests, 7s. 6d. ; 
a brass Kettle, lli. 7s.; 5 yd^ cource cloth, 12s. 6d.; 10 drest 
skins, lli. 5s.; cloath cloak old, 25s.; yards home made stuff, 
lli. 4s.; a caster, 12s.; 3 shirts, 12s.; 2 p'' stockens, 3s.; 1 p' 
shooes, 4s.; a bed & furniture, 5li.; pewter, 20s.; 6 chaires, 
36s.; fire pan, tongs, frying pan, 7s. 6d.; scillet, som earth 
dishes & bottles & som lumber, 5s; a little table & 2 Joyn 
stooles, 10s.; woolen wheele, 4s.; by 2 sadles & a bridle prest 
into ye service, 2li. 6s.; for his wages while upon the service, 

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104 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

Whereas there was administration granted, Mar. 30, 1675, 
by the Worshipful Major Wm. Hathorne and Edward Tyng, 
Esqrs., to Tho. Bishop and John Durland, of the estate of 
Richard Bishop, deceased, court confirmed the action and 
further ordered that the twenty-two acres in the north field 
and half an acre of meadow that is undisposed of, be divided 
between three of the children, viz., John, Nathaniell and the 
wife of John Durland, only to John, the eldest, a double por- 
tion.* 

the estate is credit by severall men, 131i. lis. 6d. Es- 



tate is Dr. to severall men, 51i. 

*Inventory of the estate of Richard Bishop, appraised 
Mar. 8, 1674-5, by Nathaniel Feltonf and Richard Croade,t 
and allowed upon oath of Mar}', the widow, and John Dur- 
lan: His dwelling house & out housing with the garden plott, 
Orchard & the Land thereunto adjoyning besides what is 
John Durlans, 601i.; his upland in the north Field being ad- 
judged to be about Two & Twenty acres good & bad as it lyes 
be it more or less, 351i.; one halfe acre of salt marsh in the 
north Field, oli.; one Cow, 31i. 10s.; Tavo Small Swine, 16s.; 
one Feather Bed & Bolster, 31i. 13s.; an old Feather Bed & 
Two pillowes belonging to it, 21i.; Two Small Feather pil- 
lowes, 2s.; Two old Coverletts, 7s.; an old white rugg, 12s.; 
an old Blankett pretty thicke, 7s.; Two old blanketts very 
much worne, 6s.; one new sheete of cotton and Lynnen, 12s.; 
3 old Sheetes about half worne cotten & linnen, 12s.; 3 pil- 
lowbears, 6s. ; his woollen Apparrell, hatts & shoes, 31i. 10s. ; 
his Lynnen, Hi. 5s.; an old Bagg & Two old Sythes, 3s.; 
five pounds & halfe of Combed Flax, 5s.; five pound of cotton 
Wooll, 4s. 2d.; Two pound of Lynnen yarne, 4s.; one old 
gunn, 12s.; one greate Brass Kettle, Hi.; Two Iron potts, 
13s.; one Iron Kettle, 5s.; one Fryeing pan, 6s.; one bell 
mettle skillett, 5s.; an old warming pan, 2s. 6d.; an old 
brass pan & 2 old Kettles, 5s. ; one Syth in the Sned, 2s. 6d. ; 
a parcel of old Iron & decayd Tooles, 5s.; an ax, a Cow Bell 
& an Iron Foote, 7s. 6d.; one harrow, Two pitchforks, one 
mucke Forke, one spade, an old Iron chaine & 2 crookes, Hi.; 
one cross cutt saw & an Iron Lamp, 4s. 6d.; Tavo chests in 
the Lodgeing roome, 10s.; Tavo old chests in the Leanto, 
6s.; a Small Table at Henry Coleburnes, 4s. 6d.; a small 
Cubbard in the Fore roome, 6s.; his bookes, 7s.; in peAvter 
new & old, 15s.; Lattin Avare, 7s.; earthen Avare painted, Is. 
6d.; Thirty Three pounds of hemp shipt at 5d. p li., 13s. 9d.; 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 105 

Thirteen bundles of hemp at 3d. p bundle, 3s. 3d.; old bar- 
rells, stooles, Tubbs, chaires & such kind of lumber & woodden 
ware in ye sevrall places about ye howses, Hi. 10s.; Two 
earthen potts, 18d.; seven bushells & 3 pecks of Indian corne, 
Hi. 2s. 3d.; Two Flitches of baccon cont. 38H. at 6d. p li., 
19s.; fouer bushells & half of pease, 18s.; in old England 
money with a 5s. p. of gold, 2H. 2s.; in new England money, 
Hi. 4s.; due by Goody Cole in money by bill, 31i.; due by 
Richard Croade in money, Hi. 12s. 6d.; due by Francis Skerry, 
5s.; in money reed for hay, 15s.; in money lent to be made 
good, 8s.; due by Josias Southwicke, Hi.; due by Samuel 
Ebborne, 8s. ; one pewter Beacar, Is. ; a percell of pallasadoes, 
10s.; a Grindstone, 5s.; total, 14311. 19s. lid. Due from 
Edward Winter of what he was to pay for wintering his cow, 
2s.; due for a calf sold, 8s. Debts due from the estate, dis- 
bursed about his funeral, for wine, 9s.; sugar, 2s.; cloaves, 
Is.; ye Coffin, 10s.; ye grave, 5s.; for a messenger to go for 
Thomas Bishop, 3s. 6d. ; for a woman to help wash his clothes, 
Is. 9d.; in money to Doctor Wells, 3s.; due to ye Cow keeper, 
3s. 9d.; due for ye Cunstables rate for j^e year '74, 3s. 6d. ; 
due to Richard Croade for hire of his horse & cart & for har- 
rowing, 5s.; for Tyme spent about ye Inventor}^ 3s.; due 
to Nathaniel Felton for his Tyme about the Inventory, 3s.; 
due to Mr. William Browne, sr.. Hi. 5s. 5d.; For ye widdowes 
care and paines in looking after Two cowes & Two Sw^ine 
near about fower moneths left to ye discretion of the Judicious 
Court for what they shall please to allow her. 

Richard Bishop's* agreement, dated 12 : 5 : 1660, upon 
marriage with Marie Gault: "Wheras Richard Bishop and 
Marie Goult Intend by the preuission of god in some short 
tyme to Joyne together in marriage and for the mutuall good 
of them both we agree vnto theise Artickles & Couenants 
hereafter exprest Viz. Impr. the said Richard Bishop doth 
Covenant to and with the said ]Marie Goult that in Case god 
soe please he leaue the said Marie a widow then she shall 
during her naturall life haue and enioy the dwelling house of 
the said Richard Bishop wth garden and Orchard and the 
remaynder of the 2 acre lott the said house standeth vpon 
with a lott of upland opossit to the said house ouer the River 
wth all timber and Fyre wood wch she may nessessaralie use 
for & during her life tyme but not to gyue nor make sale of 
any of it: as alsoe one halfe acre of salt marsh lying upon the 
North riuer ouer against the house of the said Bishop the 
said Richard Bishop doth Covenant to and wth the said 
Marie Goult that if the said Richard Bishop doe dye before 
the said Marie & then leave her a widow that the said Richard 

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106 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

Bishop shall grant halfe the estate he dyes possesed of V'nto 
the said Marie viz of his Cattell, Corne hay houshould goods 
and money as her owne proper goods for euer. 3. It is 
agreed mutualle betwixt the said pties that the house wher- 
in the said Marie Goult at present lyueth in shall be sould 
by henerie Skerie senior and Jefferi Massey for the pa3"mt of 
the debts William Goult left unpaid at the tyme of his death. 
4 the said Marie Goult doth promis & grant to and with the 
said Richard Bishop that he the said Bishop shall haue the 
best bed she now hath w*hall the Furniture therevnto be- 
longinge." Wit: Jefferie Massey* and Henery Skerry* 

Letter of attorney, dated May 22, 1675, given by John 
Bishop, t of South Hampton, Long Island, to his brother John 
Dorian of Salem, fisherman, in the settlement of the estate of 
his father Richard Bishop. Wit: Samuell Williams* and 
Hilliard Veren, sr.* 

Mary Bishop, aged about sixtj^-four years, deposed that she 
often heard her husband Richard Bishop say during the time 
that she lived with him, that after her decease he desired 
his son Thomas Bishop to enjoy his dwelling house, orchard 
and ground in Salem, about two acres, only he would reserve 
half an acre of it to dispose of as he should afterward wish, 
also that his said son should have all his upland, half an acre 
of salt marsh in the North field, all of which the said son 
should not dispose of but should leave it for his son Richard 
after him. Often pressing her husband to say what he would 
give to his sons at Long Island, he replied that he would give 
them nothing, that they had been very unkind to him, and 
would never come near him nor send him anything though 
the}^ were very well able and had no need of anything of his. 
Deponent also heard her husband say the day before he died 
that his son Thomas should have all that he had for reasons 
he had at several times given, and that he would give his 
grandchild Mary Durlan half and acre of land in his home lot 
after the decease of deponent. Sworn, 29 : 1 : 1675, before 
Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Richard Croade, aged about forty-six years, deposed that 
being in the chamber with Goodman Bishop the night before 
he died, the latter asked for Goodman RoblDins and deponent 
to witness how he disposed of his estate. He gave his son 
Thomas all except what John Durland had purchased and 
his grandchild Mary Durland should have a half acre at the 
upper end of the lot because he said she might marry a trades- 
man or a seaman and would want a piece of ground to set a 
house upon. Also that he would have his grandson Richard 
inherit from Thomas on account of his name, etc. "And 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 107 

George Bonfeild and Rebeca, his wife, were granted ad- 
ministration upon the estate of Steephen Waiman, who died 
intestate, and they were to bring in an inventory to the next 
Salem court. 

George Roapes, who was slain in the wars against the 
Indians, dying intestate, administration upon his estate was 
granted to Wm. Roapes, brother of the deceased, who made 
oath to the inventory brought in, and after all debts were 
paid, the remainder was to go to Mary Roapes, the mother, 
during her life. The estate was not enough to pay the debts 
by about 121i.* 

being askt by Goodman Robbins if he did not remember what 
he had said to him who should have his upland & his halfe 
acre of salt marsh in the north field, Goodman Bishop replied 
that that was a ly whoeuer told him so the salt marsh was his 
owne he had bought it with his money & the upland was his 
owne & he might sell it if he would & he did not know but he 
might line to spend it, and being pressed about it telling him 
that his Land would be neuer the Farther from him, if he 
lined he might make another will when he would, his Answer 
was he did not loue to tell of things so long before hand . . . 
& for his son Nathaniel if he had not bin a churle he might 
haue sent him something for he said he killed Twenty Fatt 
hoggs in a yeare & had Thirty bushells of wheat in a yeare, 
but never sent him so much as a bushell of wheat nor a side 
of porke why Answer was made him that if he gave them 
nothing they might receive childrens portions; he replyd 
that if the Court should alter this there was an end of that & 
so he said he was almost spent & desired the company to 
depart." Sworn, 29 : 1 : 1675, by Croade and his wife, before 
Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Thomas Robbins, aged about fiftj'-five years, deposed. 
Sworn, 29 : 1 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

John Bligh, aged about thirty-six years, deposed that the 
night before his father Bishop died, etc. 

*Accounts due from the estate to Jno. Price,t John Picker- 
ing,! William Andrew,! Wm. Browne, sr., Thomas Rix,t 
Thomas Ives,t John Guppy, Jacob Pudeator, Phillip Crom- 
well and William Reeves. j 

Inventory of the estate of George Ropps, taken by Edw. 
Noricet and Benjamin Gerrishif bed & blankett, 31i. 10s.; 
rugge, 21i.; 2 hatts, Hi. 8s.; Curtaines & Vallians, 10s.; Bible, 

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108 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

The will* and inventoryf of Peeter Woolfe were proved 
and allowed. John Black, the executor, agreed to maintain 
the widow of deceased during her life, if said Black survived 
so long, and it is to be understood that the lOli. given to the 
widow by will, was to be used by her for her maintenance, 
but she was not otherwise to dispose of it. 

7s.; Cloake, 21i. 10s.; horse, 21i. 10s.; shirt, 10s.; 3 pillow- 
beeres & 2 napkins, a little towell, 12s.; 6 platters, Hi. 5s.; 
2 Chayres, 6s.; 1 matt, 2s.; 2 Chests, 13s.; saddle, 4s.; 3 
boxes, 7s.; white Coate, 4s.; bedstaves, 2s.; 6 yds. course 
canvas, 6s.; another Chest, 4s.; an axe, an adz & 2 sawes, 
10s.; other tooles, 15s. 3d.; pr. new shoos, 7s. 6d.; total 
201i. 2s. 9d. George Roapes Dr. to Thomas Rix, 9s. 4d. 
to Capt. Geo. Corwin, Hi. 14s. 6d.; Jacob Pudeater, Hi. 
Mr. Phill. Cromwell, 51i. 18s. 4d.; John Guppy, 31i. Is. 6d. 
Mr. Browne, sr., lis. 6d.; Mr. Ruck, 21i. 5s. 7d.; Mr. Price, 
51i.; Wm. Reeves, 31i. 5s. 8d.; Tho. Ives, 71i. 15s. lOd.; John 
Pickering, Hi. 16s. The creditors were to be paid at the rate 
of lis. per li. 

*Will of Peter (his mark) WoolfeJ of Beverly, yeoman, 
dated Nov. 20, 1675: "Item I give unto my two Granchildren 
Mary & Sarah Solace to be divided between them A j'earling 
heifer: in mj?^ son Blacks hands. Item. I Give unto Martha 
my Loving wife the sume of twelve pounds w<='* is Due from 
Nicholos Grove of which sume there is now paid fourty shil- 
lings and the residue is to be paid in w* mj^ said wife shall 
need; only four pounds of it in Money if she require it: All 
the rest and residue of my personall Estate Goods & Chatells 
whatsoever, I doe give & bequeath unto my Loving Sonn 
John Balch full & sole executor of this my last will and testa- 
ment." Wit: Samuell Hardie§ and Humphrey'' (his mark) 
Woodbery, sr. 

flnventory of the estate of Peter Woolfe of Beaverley, 
who deceased 6 : 10 : 1675, taken by Humphrey (his mark) 
Wooclbry and John Hill:§ waring aparill, Hi. 10s.; 3 paire 
& one shete, 9s., 3 Sherts, Hi. 10s.; one bed, pelows & cov- 
ering, 31i. 16s.; one Iron pot & pothooks, 9s.; one friing pan 
& lumber, 3s.; to one warming pan, 4s.; one paire of belles, 
Is. 6d.; one chest & to boxis, 10s.; one cuberd, 5s.; one 
churne & to tubes, 5s.; five badgs, 7s.; one skillet & other 
small things, 4s.; one paill, Is. 6d.; 3 Iron wedges, 2s. 6d.; 
1 tube & to barills, 4s. 6d. ; 3 trays & to pots, 2s. 8d. ; to stools 
& on chayer, 2s.; to swine, 21i. 8s.; neat Catell, llli.; 3 lode 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 109 

The will* and inventoryf of George Coale were proved 
and allowed. 

The will I of John Bachelor was proved and an inventory§ 
allowed. 

& half of hay, 3li. 10s.; one lode of strawe, 7s.; 16 bushells 
of barly, 3li. 4s. 8d.; Indian corne, Hi. 15s.; one bushill & 
halfe of ry, 6s.; one bedsted, 5s.; one paire tramels & narying 
bars, Hi. 10s.; hows & orcherd together with 8 ackers of 
land, 68li.; Due from Nich. Legrove, lOli.; total, 112li. 
lis. lOd. Debts due from the estate, 41i. 12s. 

*Will of Georg (his mark) Coole, dated Nov. 8, 1675: 
"i giue to Mary Dauis home i used to call mother: forty 
shillings, item: i giue to my master John Dauis all my 
timber: it: i giue the rest of my estatt to my sister mary 
tuck and my other sister Elezibeth Cooll to be equally de- 
uided betwen them: i doe allsoe will and intreat my Loueing 
freind danell Johnson and m}^ Master John Dauis to tak 
Care to se my just debpts that i owe be paid out of my estatt 
as alsoe to gather in thos debpts that are dew to me and to 
tak what Caare thay Cane that my will may be performed 
for which i doe alsoe will and desire that thay haue resonable 
sattisfacktion for thar Care and paines herin out of my estatt." 
Wit: Thomas Ferman|| and Samuell Foster. || Acknowledged, 
Nov. 12, 1675, before Samuell Appleton,|l Com. in Cheif. 
Daniell Johnson and John Davis were appointed administrators, 
flnventory of the estate of Georg Coall, taken by Samuell 
Harttll and Eleazer Linse:|| 3 saues, 8s.; 2 goynters & fore- 
plaine, 6s.; 3 smothing plains & a draing knife, 3s. 6d.; 2 
plans & 2 revolving plains, lOs.; 4 round plains, 5s.; 3 rabet 
plains, 4s.; 3 holou plains, 3s. 6d.; 9 Cresing plains, 10s. 6d.; 
6 torning tools, 9s.; 3 plaine irons & 3 bits, Is. 6d.; 1 brase 
stok, 2 squares & gorges. Is. 6d.; 1 brod ax & 1 fro, 2s.; hol- 
fast, Is. 6d.; hamer. Is. 6d.; 6 gouges, 2s.; 9 Chisels, 5s.; 
2 ogers & 1 draing knife, 3s.; 1 bench hooke, 2 yoyet irons, 
Is.; a glupot, Is. 6d.; 1 bible, 3s.; 5 yards & a halfe of cloth, 
Hi. 13s.; clothing, 2li. 5s.; for what work he has done in his 
shop, Ih. 10s.; 1 cow, 3li. ; 1 horse, 2U. 15s.; 2 calfe, 10s.; 
total, 151i. 16s. 

J:Will of John Bacheler, sr.,1[ dated May 17, 1673: "I 
give unto my loving Wife Elizabeth my dwelling House during 
her natural life & then to be my Son John Batchelors allso I 
give her all my movable estate wheresoever it is, (shee pay- 
ing fifteen pounds in legacyes as here after is willed) & 6 
pound p anu. so long as shee remains unmaried and the keep- 

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110 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

ing of two Cowes, & firewood for her necessary use to be paid 
for at the charge of my Two Sonns as it is here after expressed 
also I appoynt her to be my Executrix. It. I give mj- Son 
John Batchelor || my house I dwell in, after my wives decease] j 
& twenty Acres of Land which I bought of John Sender 
(except six Acres more or less as it is now bounded, which I 
give to John Cressy as is here after expressed) and takes it 
begining at Abram AVarrens well, so downe to the brooke to 
the Common the brook being the boune betwen his Land & 
his Brother Josephs, and allso a piece of Land that lyes at the 
uper end of the sd twenty Acres Avithout the fence, with the 
hither end of my salt marsh up to a place commonl}- called 
the Rocks where they cart downe wood. I Give my Son 
Joseph Batchelor all my land in the field together with the 
orchard & Barne & the salt marsh Ijang beyond the sd Rocks 
commonly called Ducks Cove & halfe an Acree of marsh y* 
I bought of Joseph Roots & halfe an Acre of Jeoffrj^ Massy, 
my Will is that my two Sonnes aforesd shall pay their mother 
the yearly rent of six pound p anum during her widowood 
& keep two Cows & prouide firewood for her necessary use and 
the charges there of to be equally borne by each, and the sd 
6 pound to be j^early paid in such specia as she shall desire. 
Also I give my Daughter Hanah Corning ten pound to be 
paide by my loving wife before her decease. It. I give my 
Grandchild John Cressy six Acres of Land lying within my 
Sonne Johns Land as a foresd along Roj^als neck & five pound 
to be paid by my loving wife before her decease. Allso I 
intreat m' Henry Bartholmew & Deacon Prince to see this 
will truly pformed." Wit: John Swinnertonf and Bethiah 
Archer. t John and Joseph Bachelor, sons of deceased, were 
appointed administrators. 

*Inventory of the estate of John Bachelor of Salem, who 
died Nov. 13, 1675, taken Dec. 4, 1675, by John Raiment and 
Andrew Eliott, and allowed upon oath of John and Joseph 
Bachelor: 45 acres of upland, 901i.; tAvo Acres of Salt marsh, 
lOli.; one dwellinge house and one Barne, 301i.; all his ware- 
inge Clothes, 81i.; all his beddinge, 161i.; whome made Cloth, 
Lining and woollen, 30 yds., 41i.; 20 pound of wooll and yarne. 
Hi. 10s.; Three Bibles, 8s.; other houshold stuff, brass and 
Iron, 21i. 10s.; one Copper quart with other Earthen ware, 
5s.; 2 pewter platters and other smale things, 10s.; one Chest 
and fine trays Avith other wooden Avare, 15s.; Irons for hus- 
bandry for AA^heels & ploughs, 21i.; pease and Indian Corne, 
llli.; fouer bushell of barley, 16s.; one quarter of beafe, 16s. 
Sd.; one yoke of Oxen, lOli.; tAvo steers, 71i. 10s.; fiA^e Coavs 
and one heifer, ISli.; one yearling and two Calves, 21i. 10s.; 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 111 

Administration upon the estate of Samuell Steevens, who 
was slain in the wars, was granted to Rebecka, relict of de- 
ceased, who brought in an inventory.* She was to have the 
estate for her own use, but was to pay to Sara, the daughter 
of deceased, lOli, at eighteen years of age or marriage with 
the mother's consent. 

one horse, 21i,; eleaven swine, 7s.; seaventeen sheep, 41i. 
5s.; one Lininge wheel, 5s.; total, 2301i. 8d. To be paid out 
in debts, 121i., in legacies, 151i. 

*Inventory of the estate of Samuell Stevens, taken Nov. 
30, 1675, by Henry Westf and Nathaniel Putnam :t one tenn 
acker lott in the northfeild, 251i.; one table & Joyn stooll, 
16s.; tow Bedsteds, Hi. 10s.; one feather Bed & Curtaines, 
2 pillows & bolster, 1 Rugg & 2 blankets, one coverlid, 1 paire 
of sheets, 61i. 10s.; Tow pare sheetts, table linin, 6 pillow 
bers, 21i. 17s.; putter, tinn, smothing iron, earthen war, wood 
ware. Hi. 10s.; wareing aparell, 71i.; Carsei and sargge. Hi. 
12s.; Warming pann, Brasse, Hi. 12s.; iron ware with potts, 
hakes, firepann, tongues. Hi. 12s.; Boxes and Cheests and 
Chares, Hi. 13s.; 1 hameker and Bookes, Hi. 3s.; Barrels, 
tubes with other lumber, 12s.; spade, spitt, hamer, 2 pare 
sheers, press iron, 16s.; one Cow, 31i.; his Wages, 21i.; one 
axe, one Reapper, 13s.; one Creadell, Hi.; one pillion, 2 
glasse bottles, 12s. 6d.; 3 yards of linn. Cloth with staffe, 
12s.; total, 621i. 2s. Estate Dr. about 141i. 

Will of Peter (his mark)Barroon of IMarblehead, fisherman, 
"being now prest and Commanded away to Goe a Gainst 
the Indians not knowing when it may please y® Lord to spare 
my Life to Come a Gain," dated Aug. 28, 1675, and sworn, 
15 : 1 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant: "I Freely 
Giue unto my Master Elias Hendly all whateuer I haue either 
money Goods o"" any other thing or things to his own proper 
use and Behoof e to doe and use at his own will and pleasure 
and further Doe Impower y^ sd Elias hendly to be my true 
and Lawful Attourney for me and in my name to Requir Re- 
couer and Receiue all Debts," etc. Wit: Edw. Humpherej^sf 
and John Merrett.f 

Venire, dated 20 : 8 : 1675, for Lyn, signed by Hilliard 
Veren,t cleric, and served by Thomas Laughton,t clerk, who 
returned the names of Mr. Edmond Needham, Natha. Kirt- 
land, Wilham Clarke and William Mirriam, for the grand 
jury; and Robert Potter, jMathias Farrington, Thomas Farrer 
and Sergt. William Bassett, for the jury of trials, who were 
chosen 6:9: 1675. 

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112 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

Bill of presentments, dated Dec. 1, 1675, signed by John 
Rucke,* in the name of the grand jury: 

Robert Ingolls, jr., of Lin, and Rebeka Laitten, now wife 
to said Robart, for fornication before marriage. Wit: Nath- 
anell Cirtland of Lin. 

Marra, daughter of John Hathorn of Lin, for fornication. 
Wit : Nathanell Cirtland of Lin. 

Robert, David Fogg's man, who now works at Thomas 
Mall's house, for cutting wood openly in the street upon a day 
of public fast, it being Dec. 2, 1675. Wit: Edmond Bridges 
of Salem and Robart Ames of Andefer. 

John Baulch of Beverley and Hanna, his wife, for fornica- 
tion before marriage. 

Roberte Crosse, aged about sixty-three years, deposed that 
he was with Mr. Gorge Gidding, merchant Booshop and 
old Goodman Lord about ten or eleven years when they laid 
out the highway between Ipswich and Gloster. It Avas laid 
out through Mr. Cogwel's farm which land was bought by 
the town for that end, and so over the bridge and through 
John Cogeswelles farm, John Burnomes, sr., and Richard 
Bradbrookes to the bound tree, which deponent showed them. 
Sworn, Nov. 29, 1675, before Samuel Symonds,* Dep. Gov. 

John Burnam, aged fifty-nine years, deposed that the 
highway that is between Ipswich and Gloster was laid out 
twenty years since by the town of Ipswich and stands upon 
record, namely, the highway where the Jobaco bridge stands. 
Sworn, Nov. 26, 1675, before Samuel Symonds,* Dep. Gov. 

Bond, dated Oct. 30, 1675, given by Wm. Bowditch* of 
Salem, for the appearance of Jno. Pallett and William Prichet, 
to answer a warrant of Major Denison for taking a horse from 
Mr. Hubert. Wit: Joseph Gardner* and Manaseth Mar- 
stone.* 

Execution, dated 3 : 10 : 1675, against the goods of the 
ship Sallamander, in the hands of Bartholomew Stratton, 
as master, to satisfy judgment granted Joseph ArnoU, at 
Salem court, 30 : 9 : 1675, signed by HiUiard Veren,* cleric, 
and served by John Pamer,* deputy for Henery Skerry,* 
marshal of Salem. Jno. Sands., Daniell Legg and Jno. Sax- 
ton, appraisers, made oath at Boston, 6 :xber: 1675, before 
Tho. Lake,* commissioner. 

Execution, dated 3 : 10 : 1675, against the goods of the 
ship Sallamander, in the hands of Bartholomew Stratton, as 
master, to satisfy judgment granted James Cooke, at Salem 
court, 30 : 9 : 1675, signed by HiUiard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by John Pamer,* deputy for Henery Skerry,* marshal 
of Salem. Daniell Legg, Jno. Saxton and Jno. Sands, ap- 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 113 

praisers, made oath at Boston, 6:xbr. : 1675, before Tho. 
Lake,* commissioner. 

Execution, dated 3 : 10 : 1675, against the goods of the 
ship Sallamander, in the hands of Bartholomew Stratton, as 
master, to satisfy judgment granted John Tucker, at Salem 
court, 30 : 9 : 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by John Pamer,* deputy for Henery Skerry,* marshal 
of Salem. Jno. Sands., Daniell Legg and Jno. Saxton, ap- 
praisers, made oath at Boston, 6:xbr:1675, before Tho. 
Lake,* commissioner. 

John Sandys,* Daniell Legg* and John Saxton,* at Boston 
on Dec. 7, 1675, appraised the sails and rigging that belonged 
to the ship Salamander, to answer Joseph Arnoll's execution, 
as follows: One maine topsaile, 61i. 18s.; one spret sail, 31i. 
3s.; to IC. 3 qts. of Riging at 25s., 2K. 6s.; total, 121i. 7s. 9d. 

John Sandys,* Daniell Legg* and John Saxton,* at Boston, 
on Dec. 7, 1675, appraised th,e sails and rigging that belonged 
to the ship Salamander, to answer James Cooke's execution, 
as follows: maine sail, lOli. 19s.; the missen, 31i.; to 3 qrts. 
of rigging at 25s., 18s. 3d.; total, 141i. 17s. 3d. 

John Sandys,* Daniell Legg* and John Saxton,* at Boston 
on Dec. 7, 1675, appraised the sails and rigging that belonged 
to the ship Salamander, to answer John Tucker's execution, 
as follows: one fore sail, 61i. 15s.; one fore top saile, 41i. 13s.; 

I C. 2 qts. of Riging at 25s., Hi. 17s. 6d.; total, 131i. 5s. 6d. 
Execution, dated 3:11: 1675, against Nicholas Manning, 

to satisfy judgment granted Frances Skerry at Salem court, 
signed by Hilhard Veren,* cleric, and returned by Hener^^ 
Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Edmond Batter and Hilliard Veren, sr. were chosen, 3 : 

II : 1675, to appraise the land. Sworn before Wm. Hath- 
orne,* assistant. 

Edm. Batter* and Hilliard Veren, sr.,* appraised, 3 : 11 : 
1675, four acres and ten poles of land lying next to Good- 
man Pickering's field, to begin next the highway and run 
down proportionately the breadth of the field below, to take 
in just four acres and ten poles at 511i. 15s. lid., to satisfy 
Mr. Resolved White's execution. Also sevenscore and ten 
poles of ground of Nicholas Manning's to begin next Mr. 
White's at the highway to be four pole broad and so to run 
down bv the side of Mr. White's to make up the 150 poles at 
8h. 17s.' 2d. 

Execution, dated 2:7: 1675, against Ensign John Goold, 
to satisfy judgment granted Samuell Bishop and Margerett 
Bishop, executors of the estate of Thomas Bishop, at Salem 

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114 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

court, 20 : 4 : 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Execution, dated July 29, 1675, against Robert Ames, to 
satisfy judgment granted Edmond Bridges, July 20, 1675, 
at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served 
by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Execution, dated 14 : 1 : 1675, against Henry Bennett and 
John Sparks, to satisfy judgment granted Samuell Hunt, 
20 : 5 : 1675, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Execution, dated 27 : 10 : 1675, against Nicholas Man- 
ning, to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Resolved White and 
Abigail his wife, executrix of the will of William Lord, de- 
ceased, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Execution, dated Mar. 5, 1675-6, against Mr. Harlackin- 
dine Simonds, to satisfy judgment granted Henry Benett, 
30 : 9 : 1675, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, 
and served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem, who com- 
mitted said Symonds into the custody of Mr. Matson, keeper 
of the prison in Boston. 

Execution, dated 4:9: 1675, against William Carter, to 
satisfy judgment granted Capt. John Corwin before the Wor- 
shipful Maj. Gen. Deneson and Maj. Wm. Hathorne, on 
3:9: 1675, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, 
and served by Henery Skerry, marshal of Salem, who de- 
livered said Carter to Thomas Scoate for said Corwin. 

Execution, dated Aug. 7, 1675, against William Buckley, 
to satisfy judgment granted Simond Bradstreet, Esq., July 20, 
1675 at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem, by attachment 
of said Buckly's house and land. 

Execution, dated Aug. 7, 1675, against Joseph Elwell, to 
satisfy judgment granted William Seargeant, 24 : 9 : 1674, 
at Salem court, signed by Hillyard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem. Mr. Browne 
paid the amount for said Elwell. 

Execution, dated July 22, 1675, against John Smith, mer- 
chant, to satisfy judgment granted Isaack Rand, July 20, 
1675, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem, who delivered 
the money to Left. Way and Richard More for the use of 

Rand & Co. . r , » .l 

Execution, dated 18 : 7 : 1675, against Joseph Armitage, to 
satisfy judgment granted Henry Roads, 20 : 5 : 1675, at 
Salem Court, not signed, and returned by Henery Skerry, 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 115 

marshal of Salem, who brought said Armitage to prison, but 
Mr. Batter afterwards paid the debt. 

Execution, dated 3:11: 1675, against Richard Flinder, 
to satisfy judgment granted William Beale, 30 : 9 : 1675, at 
Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by 
Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem, who delivered the pay to 
Mr. Batter. 

Execution, dated 17 : 12 : 1675, against Samuell Pippen, 
to satisfy judgment granted James White, 30 : 9 : 1675, at 
Salem court, signed by HiUiard Veren,* cleric, and served by 
Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem, who was going to prison 
with said Pippen when they agreed. Andrew Petters agreed 
with said White and Goodman Tomson engaged to pay the 
money, part in pine boards, and Mr. Petters agreed to let 
White have a cow. 

Jury of inquest, impanelled, 4:1: 1674-5, to inquire into 
the sudden death of Edmond Rooten of Line, reported that 
he was drowned in a brook that was about a foot and a half 
deep of water and mud, signed by Thomas Laughton,* John 
Fuller,* Henery Rhodes,* William Crofts,* John Burrill,* 
Allen Bread,* Thomas lovrye,* Moses Chadwell,* John (his 
mark) Newhall, John Breaid,* Samuel Tarbox* and Samuell 
Rodses.* Sworn, 15 : 1 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,* as- 
sistant. 

Jury of inquest, Nickeles Woodbery, Joseph Phepeny, John 
Lomberd, Edword Hillierd, Edmon Goyell, Roberd Bradford, 
Jorge Hackser, Thomas Howord, Cristhofer Philips, Esxceke 
Foote and Philipe English, impanelled 17 : 3 : 1675, to inquire 
into the death of Elisha Witte, reported that he was drowned 
from a boat which sunk, being overloaded. 

Rowley births, marriages and deaths for 1676: 

John, son of Samuel and Mary Dreser, Apr. 1. 

Judah, son of John and Deborah Trumble, July 30. 

Mary, daughter of John and Mary Sawier, Oct. 18. 

Thomas, son of Robert Roberts, Nov. 11. 

Dorras, daughter of John and Elizabeth Hopkinson, Feb. 
18. 

Rowley marriages, 1676: 

John Spoferd, jr., and Sarah, daughter of David Wheeler, 
Mar. 9, 

Samuel Spofford and Sarah, daughter of Thomas Burkbee, 
Dec. 5. 

Benjamin Scott and Sussanah, daughter of John Scails 
Dec. 28. 

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116 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [DeC. 

Rowley burials, 1676: 
Margrit, wife of Lenord Harryman, Oct. 22. 
Merrie, daughter of William Stickney, Jan. 14. 

Thomas and William Bus deposed, May 24, 

1675, concerning minister's rates. Copy made, Sept. 23, 1675, 
by Robt. Pike,* commissioner. 

Nathanell Browne and Nathanell Estman deposed con- 
cerning planting lots and fencing boggy meadow. Copy 
made, Sept. 23, 1675, by Robt. Pike,* commissioner. 

Jephery Persons, aged about thirty-eight years, deposed 
that he heard Goodwife Prince complain, weeping, to his 
father-in-law, who was grand jury man, concerning her hus- 
band's abuse of her and that she was afraid of her life. Also 
that if he killed her her blood would be required at the town's 
hands. t 

Widow Varnie, aged about seventy-one years, deposed that 
Goodwife Prince had complained to her son-in-law and Jephery 
Persons of inhuman treatment at her husband's hands, etc.f 
William Vincen, aged about sixty-three years, deposed that 
Goodwife Princ complained to him and "wept very sore so 
the tears run downe her cheeks. "f 

Mary Hadly, aged about eighteen years, deposed that she 
saw Thomas Prince so drunk at his house that he could not 
stand upon his legs, but abused his wife, saying that she had 
improper relations with John Cook.f 

William Vincen, aged about sixty-two years, deposed that 
Thomas Princ had drunk too much these many years and on 
May 20, he came home drunk at midnight and used words 
not fit to be spoken. f 

Hugh March,* aged about fifty-four years, deposed that 
he saw Samuell Levett assign a bill of boards for 181i., dated 
Dec. 10, 1672 to John Woollcott. Deponent signed as witness 
and Edward Smith endorsed it. John Young paid the boards 
to said Woollcott. Sworn, Mar. 30, 1675, in Ipswich court. 
Bill of costs of Ephraim Maston. Joseph Moulton, Edw. 

Young and Joseph Rich , spent upon the country's charge 

at Cornet Severance's by order of Major Pike. Owned, 14 : 
11 : 1675, by Robt. Pike,* sergt. major. 
''To Captaine George Corwine 

"Understanding that your Gierke hath refused to take the 
oath suitable to his place as the law requires, and doth wholly 
neglect his duty whereby the country service is neglected & 
the troope thereby too apt to be disordered, you are there- 
fore without delay to appoint another sufficient & faithful 
man for that seruice, & to cause him to take the oath sutable 
to his place & to discharge the former & require him to appeare 

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1675] RECORDS AND FILES 117 

Administration upon the estate of Caleb Kemball, who 
was slain in the war, was granted to Henry and Richard Kem- 
ball, the latter making oath to the inventory which was allowed. 

at the Court to be held at Salem to answer his former neglects. 

Daniel Denison,* Maj'' Genii. 

"by a spechel warent from the worshipful M^^ Hathorne 
derected to the marshall he not being at home his sone being 
his deptuy went with the warrent ouer to Marbelhead & 
tooke asestenc with him, ye constabel to haprend two french 
men & cold not doe it the first time ware faine to goe againe 
& then we brought them before his worship for which troubel 
we haue had nothing we therefore desire the honored Court 
to consider it." 

"Constabel Cliford reacued a warentto warne two witneses 
for Thom Malls presentment which ware Left. Putmans 
wife & Josuah Rayes sone a great way to goe desire the honred 
Court to consider of it and for the whiping of Thomas Mall. 
SO*^ alowed for whipping Tho: Maule." 

Search warrant, dated 18 : 10 : 1675, to the constable of 
Salem or Marblehead, for the apprehension of Joseph Gatchell, 
for base speeches against the court, "to search any house 
where you think him to be & if denied to break open any 
Doores, closets & chestes," etc., signed by Wm. Hathorne,* 
assistant. 

Warrant, dated Oct. 28, 1675, to the constable of Salem, 
for the apprehension of John Pollet alias Pollard and Richard 
Prichard to answer for taking a horse of Mr. Hubbard's 
out of his pasture, riding away with him, and being pursued 
abused them and the constable that endeavored to keep the 
peace, they or their companions threatening to shoot them 
with a brace of bullets, signed by Daniel Denison,* and served 
by Masaseth Marston,* constable. 

Robart Ames and Edmond Bridges testified, Dec. 3, 1675, 
that on Dec. 2 "bet wen the bells ringine as we thinke we saw 
the bakar dauid fogs man that works at Tho malls house 
cout wood openly in the street and we saw his shope window 
one part open of it as we went to meeting." 

Bill of cost in the action between John Newman and Willm. 
Whitredge. 

Return of constable William Sargant,* of Gloster, to Good- 
man Lord, dated 13 : 2 : 1675, that he had summoned John 
Fich, Thomas Riggs and Thomas Miliatt to answer their pre- 
sentment, with Mr. Emerson and Anthony Day as witnesses. 

* Autograph. 



118 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Court remitted 15s. of a fine of William Smith's formerly, 
now to be discounted. 

Court held at Ipswich, Mar. 28, 1676. 

Judges: Mr. Samuell Symonds, Dep. Govr., Major Genrll. 
Denison and Major Wm. Hathorne. 

Jury of trials: Mr. Daniell Epps, Nathaniell Wells, Abra- 
ham Perkins, Thomas Lovell, Tho. Clarke, Edw. Chapman, 
Ed. Woodman, Hen. Jaquis, Tho. Lambert, John Plumer, 
Jo. Spoford and Jacob Towne. 

Administration upon the estate of John Littlehale, who was 
slain in the war, was granted, on Nov. 25, 1675, to Edmond 
Bridges and Mary his wife, late wife of Richard Littlehale 
and mother of said John, who were ordered to bring in an 
inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

Whereas there were several lands that were given and 
bequeathed by Thomas Browning, deceased, by will to Joseph 
Williames* and Isaac Meachum,* his son-in-law, which lands 
were undivided, said Joseph and Isaack agreed as follows: 
that Joseph Williams was to have the ten acre lot in the south 
field between Nathaniell Pickman's and John Pickering's 
lands, one care of salt marsh lying by Marblehead bridge, one 
acre of bastard marsh lying in the south field between some 
marsh of Richard Prince and Paule Mansfeild's marsh, and 
one quarter of an acre of marsh lying by the Deacon's marsh 
by the mill pond, with the fence belonging to the said ten acre 
lot lying at the field gate; and for the house and ground in 
the town, Joseph is to have for his part one-half of the land 
with the house that was said Thomas Browning's, being the 
south end of the land next to the water, he paying the said 
Isaack or his heirs at the decease of Mary Browning their 
mother-in-law, 121i.; Isaack was to have for his part the five 
acres called Mousers with the fence that belongs thereto, also 
three-quarters of an acre of salt marsh that lies between some 
marsh of Joshua Buffum and some marsh of Richard Prince 
and the one half of the ground in the town, being that half that 
lies from the water to the north, said Joseph paying to said 
Isaack, 121i. at their mother's decease, in consideration of 
the housing that stands upon the said Joseph's part, as afore- 
said. Wit: Hilliard Veren, sr.f and John Batcheler.f Sworn, 
17:2: 1675, before Wm. Hathorne, f assistant. Recorded in the 
records at Salem, book 9, fol. 109, by Hilliard Veren, f recorder. 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 119 

Steeven Grose acknowledged judgment to Ezekiel Needum 
in pine boards at 30s. per M. delivered at Mr. Ralph King's 
at Lynn. 

Administration upon the estate of Marke Bachelar was 
granted on Jan. 16, 1675, to John Bacheler, his brother, who 
was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

Administration upon the estate of Margaret Kimball of 
Ipswich, late wife of Richard Kimball, was granted on Mar. 4, 
1675-6, to Daniell Dow and Thomas Dow, sons of said Mar- 
garet, who were ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Ipswich court. 

Edward Lomas v. Michaell Farley. Withdrawn. 

Samuell Pippen v. James White. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Robert Savery v. Phillip Nellson. Breach of covenant 
by lease. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Thomas Woodberry v. Thomas Patch. Debt due for rent. 
Verdict for plaintiff, half in corn and pork and half in neat 
cattle. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Said Patch 
bound with Walter Fairefield and Richard Hutton, sureties.* 

Mr. Thomas Woodbridge v. Capt. Wm. Gerrish. Verdict for 
plaintiff, t 

*Writ: Thomas Woodbery v. Thomas Patch of Wenham; 
debt, for rent of a farm or certain tenement, with some cat- 
tle, according to lease; dated Mar. 13, 1675-6; signed by Hil- 
liard Veren,t for the court; and served by Henery Skerry,! 
marshal of Salem, by attachment of oats, barley, Indian corn, 
one black cow, tAvo black yearlings and a cart and wheels, 
tendered by defendant's wife. 

fWrit: 'Mr. Thomas Woodbridg v. Gapt. WilHam Gerrish; 
for not paying a debt; dated Feb. 25, 1675; signed by Anthony 
Somerby,! for the court; and served by Joseph Pike,t con- 
stable of Newbery. Bond of Wm. Gerrish,! with Nicholas 
NoyesI and Anthony Somerby,| as sureties. 

William Cogswell's bill of cost, 19s. 4d. 

Thomas Woodbridge's bill of cost, 51i. Is. 8d. 

Jno. Joanes, aged about twenty-two years, testified that 
Gapt. Gerrish said that he had never made up an account with 
Mr. Thomas Woodbridge in all his life and could not make 
him do it. Sv/orn, Feb. 10, 1675, before Nath. Saltonstall,J 
commissioner, who also attested to the same. 

J Autograph. 



120 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Samuell Lowle deposed that two years ago the captain had 
among other goods from Mr. Woodbridge two pieces of kersey 
which he asked deponent to exchange for another color, and 
he did so. Sworn in court. 

Richd. Dole, aged about fifty-two years, deposed that in 
May, 1675, Capt. Gerrish showed him a bill of 22011. under 
Mr. Woodbridg's hand and desired deponent to ask the latter 
why he was in for the payment. He acknowledged that he 
had given such a bill when they were at Boston together, 
but there was due to the Captain not so much by fifty or sixty 
pounds. Deponent asked why he gave a bill for more than he 
owed and he replied that it was part of Capt. Wever's estate 
that he and Capt. Gerrish were to divide. "I said to him if 
it was so it was little better than knavery; and I would pres- 
ently ask y^ Cap*, accordingly I did; Cap* Gerrish then de- 
siered me y* I would be a means y* m"" Woodbridg and he 
might have a meeting, y* he might make a peace before mee 
how this bill of 220" was due to him, and for what, and did 
profess he never had a peny of Weaver's estate on any such 
account direcktly or indirecktly in a few days after Cap* 
Gerrish, and M"" Woodbridg meett att Goodman March's, 
and brought thaier books, I being psent and herd them both 
own y* thay came to an account in August: 1674: and that 
it was wrighten in both thaier books Reckoned such a day 
in y* month due to Cap* Gerrish 48" in mony, but in m'' Wood- 
bridgs book he said it was written 48" due to Cap* Gerrish 
errors exepted Cap* Gerrish did then account for y^ 48" 
together w*'' Malt, porke, beefe, and other payments, W^ 
m"^ Woodbridg did owne he had received of Cap* Gerrish to 
y^ Valine of about 260" and all y* m"" Woodbridg did then deny 
was a psell of goods about 221i. y* he s"^ Cap* Gerish did never 
returne him againe: I then asked m' Woodbridg why he s^ 
y* part of y^ bill was Weaver's estate, he could not or did not 
make me an answer." Sworn in court. 

Dudley Bradstreet, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed 
that he was at Woodbridge's house at Newbury, etc. Sworn, 
Mar. 28, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Richard Dole, aged about fifty-two years, deposed that in 
June, 1675, there being a difference between Mr. Thomas 
Woodbridg and Capt. William Gerrish about the eighth part 
of a vessel which William Starling was then building, and which 
Woodbridge was to pay for and Gerrish was to have, deponent 
was asked to arbitrate. He proposed that Woodbridge pay 
2201i. to Gerrish for his debt, instead of the eighth part of the 
vessel, in goods as they cost in Boston, abating one penny in 
the shilling, the goods being "dear bought," and they both 

*Autograph. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 121 

accepted it. Deponent persuaded Capt. Gerrish to take a 
note under his hand for the payment of fourteen pieces of serge 
and a parcel of nails, and another bill payable in fish. Sworn 
in court. 

Nathaniell Bricket, aged about twenty-six years, deposed 
that he carried goods to the value of about 15011., and English 
goods and a hogshead of sugar to the value of about 30011. 
to Capt. Gerrish from Woodbridge's house, etc. Sworn in 
court. 

Richard Dole, aged about fifty-two years, deposed that 
Woodbridge asked him to be a partner with him and Capt. 
Gerrish, but he refused. ''Capt. Gerrish said if I would not 
Joyne in y* way he would not Joyn therein neither, m"^ Wood- 
bridg said I have had seventy eight pound in money of Cap* 
Gerrish att Boston; and so Cap* I will repay you yo" mony 
againe or else if you please, you shall have as much of y^ 
goods y* I have here and those y* I have to Com up, as yo' 
mony Coms too or what you please, I then said to y^ Cap* 
m' Woodbridg did speke faire, y"^ Cap* said he would stay untill 
y« next boat, and see whether or no there was any y* he did 
like better, etc. Sworn in court. 

Dudley Bradstreet, aged twenty-seven years, deposed 
that he saw the goods delivered, etc. Sworn, Mar. 28, 1676, 
before Daniel Denison.* 

Dudley Bradstreet, aged twenty-seven years, testified that 
in Dec, last he was at the house of Mr. Richard Dole at New- 
bery in company with Capt. William Gerrish, Capt. Salting- 
stall, Mr. Thomas Woodbridge and others when Capt. Gerrish 
owned before the whole company that his agreement was that 
what he paid in country pay, a third should be abated to make 
it money. Sworn, Mar. 28, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Jno. Joanes, aged about twenty-two years, testified. Sworn, 
Feb. 10, 1675, before Nathll. Saltonstall,* commissioner. 

Thomas Lowle, aged about twentj^-four years, testified. 
Sworn, Feb. 10, 1675, before Nath. Saltonstall,* commissioner. 

Goods received from Mr. Thomas Woodbridge by Capt. 
Gerrish: 17 yeards & 1-2 peniston at 3s., 21i. 12s. 6d.; 3 peices 
of blew linnen, 31i. 7s. 6d.; 1 peice of fustion. Hi. 10s.; 2 
peices of ozenbriggs, 31i. 2s. ; silke, 18s. 6d. ; 3 peices of sarge, 
lOli. 9s.; 1 peice of galoone, 3h. 3s.; Scotch cloth 10 yards, lli. 
3s. 4d.; scotch cloth, 31i. 9s. 15d.; 5 ells of tafity, 31i. 10s.; 
18 knives, 10s.; 1 pr. tongs, 5s.; tape, 7s.; 6 pr. stocs, 16s. 
6d.; 2 razors, 5s.; buttons, 13s. 6d.; combes, 6s. 6d.; Laces, 
17s.; thread, 4s.; camlett, 2U. 10s.; nayles, 41i. lis. 3d.; 
1 peece cullord calico, 19s.; 11 yards stuf, lli. 19s.; 1-2 yd. 
silke, 4s. 3d.; 3 books, 3s.; tobacco, 7s.; powder, 61i. 10s.; 

*Autograph. 



122 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

gloves and laces, 17s. 9d.; Rybben and whalebone, 18s.; 
1 pees stuf, 71i.; 1 oz. silke, 3s.; prunes, 10s. 6d.; nayles, 
61i. 5s.; wool, 121i.; more 81i. lis. 7d. 

Tho. Woodbridg's* account in which Capt. William Gerrish 
is creditor, Mar. 6, 1673-4: By ballance of money & goods 
Received of you, lOOli. 12s. lOd.; June 1, 1674, by goods 
received but not at money price by Goodman March, Hi. 
18s.; Nov. 6, 1674, by 30 bush, malt from Mr. Knight, 61i.; 
Nov. 29, By John Bartlett, sr.. Hi. 10s.; 1 hide, 17s.; your 
whole account of pork that year 1031 pd. at 3d. p., 121i. 17s.; 
beife, 141i. 8s.; 1600 foot of Refuse boards, 31i. 4s.; by Joshua 
Boynton, 10s.; by Thomas Smith, 121i. 10s.; Feb. 7, 1674, 
by 124 bushlls. malt from Mr. Peirce, 241i. 16s.; by Good. 
March, 51i.; by 25 pd. wool to Good. Farnum, Hi. 5s.; Feb. 
19, by 4 bush, salt at 5s., Hi.; by Caleb Moody, Hi.; WiUiam 
Haccutt, Hi. 14s. 4d.; 3 : 18 : by Mr. Starling, 91i. 10s.; 6 : 
10 : by a Cow delivered to Jno. Martin upon Mr. Starlmg's 
account, 51i.; by Mr. Dole, 61i. 8s.; by David Wheeler, 18s.; 
Mar. 6, 1674-5, bv Mr. Jeremiah Hubbert, 9s. 8d.; by 372 
bush, malt & fraight, 801i. 18s.; Nov. 5, 1675, by 1,000 Board 
nailes, 1,000 Clapboards nailes & 1,000 shingle nailes, 17s.; 
total, 28311. 4s. 2d. Memorandum which was forgot p John 
Kent, 6h. Due from the Captain, 20711. 10s. 2d. in money. 
Sworn in court. 

Capt. William Gerrish is Dr., Mar. 14, 1673, to goods de- 
livered him pr. Tho. Woodbridge, which Mr. Chase brought 
from Boston: half a pee of penistone, 311. 7s. 6d.; 1 pee fine 
fustlon, Hi. 10s.; 2 pes White ossinbrlx, 411. 9d.; 9 ounces 
& 1-4 of silke, 18s. 6d.; 3 pes fine mixed serges, lOU. 16s.; 
one pee Broad galoone, 31i. 3s.; 4 pees scotscloth at 28d., 
20d., 24d., and 22d. p yd., 41i. 10s. 7d.; to 5 ells duelass at 
14s. p ell, 311. 10s.; 1 Dos. half Ivery hafted knives, 10s.; 
1 doss. Tobacco Tongs, 5s.; 3 pees, half Blulinen, 106 yd., 
611. 12s. lid.; 6 pees, fine white tape, 9s. 7d.; 1-2 doz. Womens 
wosted hose, 16s. 6d.; 2 Raysors, 5s.; 3 Gross silke Buttons 
1 Gross Brest, 13s. 6d.; 1 Dos. Large horned combs, 6s. 6d. 
half a pee. Cambricke, 17s.; 2 pd. Thread, 5s.; half a pee 
Camlet, 211. 10s.; half a large barill Board neyls, 4U. Us. 3d. 
1 pee. coulored Callico, 19s.; 11 yd. fine prunella. 111. 19s. 
half 1 yd. silke, 4s. 3d.; 3 books, 14 pd. role tobacco, lis. 6d. 
1 dos. Gloves, Hi.; 1 Gross thread Laces, 7s. 6d.; 1 Barrill 
powder, 611. 10s. ; 1 pee. six peny rlbon, 14s. ; whalebone and 
silke, 8s.; 1 pec. stuff, 411. 16s.; 10 m. Large shingle neyls. 
Hi. 10s.; 2 Baggs wooll, 137 lb. & 143 lb. at 6d. p pd., 12h.; 
1-2 pee red Gotten, 29 yd. 1-2 at 27d., 411. 8s. lOd.; 1 pd. fi.ne 
white thread, 8s.; 1 pee. kersie, 41i. 5s.; 1 pee. fine wide serge, 

* Autograph. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 123 

41i.; 14 Ells hollan, 41i. 3s. 7d.; 1 pee. more kersie, 41i. ; 1 pee. 
serge, 31i.; total, 10611. 3s. 4d. Goods sold on Apr. 24, 1674: 
to 1 pee. fine Broad camlet, 71i.; the half of 2 Barrill neyls, 
61i. 5s.; 2 pees sleasie, 21i. 10s.; 2 pees. Scotseloth, 28 yd. at 
20d., 21i. 6s. 4d.; 200 weight pruens. Hi. 10s.; on May 7, 
1674, to 22 pd. Rolle Tobacco, lis.; silke to your daughter 
Mary, 5s.; paid to your men that brought your boards, in 
Drinke, 2s.; on July 27, 1674, to 1 fine Castor, 12s.; 2 Blankets, 
18s.; on Aug. 13, to \vollencloth, 21i. 10s.; paid weaver for 
neyles for you, 2s.; Sept. 6, to 3 pd. powder to Moses, 4s. 6d.; 
to 18 pd. beeff, 3s.; 4 yd. fine kersie. Hi. 8s.; 1 Gross silke Coat 
buttons, 7s.; 2 Gross Gimp buttons, 8s.; 2 pd. half Thread, 
6s.; 1 pd. whited Browne thread, 6s.; 1 Ream paper, 6s. 6d.; 
3 ounces silke, 7s. 6d.; 3-4 yd. fine stuff, 3s.; on Sept. 4, 1674, 
16 pd. Tobacco, 8s.; on Oct. 27, 1674, 1 yd. 3-4 Tabee, 17s. 
6d.; 186 pd. Nevis Sugar, 21i. 7s. 8d.; Mar. 5, 1674-5, 6 pd. & 
half Tobacco, 3s. 3d.; 1 pee. fine stuff, 60 yds., 71i.; 1 pee 
fine prunella, 41i. 17s.; 3 quier Paper, Is. 6d.; parcel small 
boxes & desks, 13s.; stuff to Line sleeves, 3s. 6d.; 25 yds. fine 
kersie, lOli. 12s.; to 6 yd. fine hollan, 21i. 2s.; 1 pee. sleasie 
hollan, 21i. 10s.; 1 pee. stuff, 29 1-2 yd., 31i. 8s. lOd.; 10 yd. 
half fine serge. Hi. 16s. 9d.; Thread, ribon & tape, 7s.; 2 
pd. Currants, 2s.; Aug. 27, 1675, 1 hh. sugar, 800 pd., 81i.; 
7 pees. Blulinen, 22 1-2 yd., llli. 17s.; 3 Double pecs, fine 
prunella, 151i. 10s.; 1 pee. farrandine, 61i.; 3 pees, mixed 
stuff, 81i. 5s.; 1 pee. Broad stuff, 31i. 10s.; 1 pee. Broad penis- 
tone, 45 yd. 1-2, 61i. 5s. 1 l-2d.; 189 Ells fine ossinbrix, 161i. 
4s. 4d.; 1 pee. hollan, 20 ells, 51i. 10s.; 1 pee. flanell, 67 1-2 yd. 
at 2s., 61i. 15s.; 2 pees fine fulled serge, llli. 10s.; 1 pee. mixed 
serge, 21i. 15s.; 1 pee. prest serge, 31i. 18s.; 1 pee. fine serge 
51i. 17s.; 1 pee. prest serge, 31i. 19s.; 1 pee. prest serge, 31i. 10s. 
four pees, mixed serges, 121i.; 1 pee. kersie, 41i.; 2 pees, half 
Thick kersie at 2s. 7d., 71i. 12s. 6d.; 1 pee. hole kersie, 31i. 10s. 
2 pees, duffals, 71i. lis. 3d.; 6 pees. Callico, 61i. 2s.; 11 yd 
sey, Hi. 8s. 6d.; 1 pee. Irish Linen, Hi. 3s. 2d.; 2 pees. Laun 
31i. 12s.; Irish Linen, Hi. 7s. 9d.; 1 pee. Gimpe Lace, Us. 3d. 
15 Gross Coat & Brest Buttons, 31i. 17s. 6d.; 2 Gross ditto 
12s.; 1 Gross Gimp ditto, 3s. 9d.; 1 Gross silke ditto, 6s. 
1-2 pee. Ribon, 7s.; 1 doss. Ivery hafted knives, 9s. 6d.; 1 pee 
Broad ferrit, 12s. 6d.; 1 Gross Thread Laces, 5s. 6d.; 3 pees 
fillinston tape, 2s. 6d.; 36 yd. 1-4 white Duffals, 81i. 3s. 1 l-2d. 
37 yds. ditto at 4s. 6d., 81i. 6s. 6d.; 1 pee. manchister, 2s. 6d. 
1 pee. silke Galoon, 8s. 6d.; 3 Doss, silver & Goold Lace, 31i 
7s. 6d.; Nov. 4, 1675, 4 yd. ribon, Is. 4d.; Nov. 6, 1675, 8 yd 
silver & sattin ribon, 4s.; 4 Barrills Neyls, 271i. 9s.; 14 pees 
serges at 50s., 351i.; total, 43011. 5s. 8d. The last articles were 
delivered by Thomas Woodbridge, his boy, Thomas Lowle and 



124 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Capt. Wm. Gerrish v. Thomas Woodbridge. Verdict for 
plaintiff.* 

Steven Swet. Sworn in court by Thomas Crosby and Mr. 
Thomas Woodbridg. 

*Wm, Gerrish's bill of cost, 21i. 4d. 

Mr, Thomas Woodbridge, Or., to 1 pece of fustine 30s. 
1 pece of ossinbrigs, 36s.; 2 pecs, of serge, 71i. 4s.; 1 pece more 
31i. 5s.; 10 1-2 of scotch cloth, 28s.; 5 ells of taffity, 70s. 
silke, 18s.; 12 knifes, 10s.; 1 ds. Tobacco tongs, 5s.; tape 
9s. 7 l-2d.; 1 raser, 2s. 6d.; 2 gs. 1-2 buttons, 16s. 6d.; 1 ds 
combs, 5s.; Laun & thrid, 20s.; 1 pece of camlett, 55s., 31i 
15s.; 5 M. 1-2 shingle nails, 3s. 6d.; 8 M. nails, 9s.; Two baggs 
of Gotten wooll, lli.; 1 pece of CoUord callico, 19s.; thrid, 
3s. 9d.; 1 br. powder, 61i.; 10 1-2 of sleasy, 22s. lOd.; 11 yds. 
of stuffe, 39s.; total, 501i. 10s. 5 l-2d. To 1 hatt & 1 p of 
blaincketts, 1 peece of beafe, lli. 5s. lid.; 4 yds. of Carsy, 
thrid, silke, facing & buttons, lli. 15s.; 4 yds. 1-2 of fustine, 
6s. 9d.; powder, 6s.; thrid, 10s.; buttons, 2s.; nails. Is.; 
knife, 9d.; Tobacco, 9s.; nails, 18d.; 1861i. of suger, 3 quire 
of paper, 1 pece of Carsy, 6 yds. of hollond, 1 pece of drugett, 
10 yds. 1-2 of serge, 121i. 19s.; money reed, in Boston, lli. 
6s. Sworn in court. 

Mr. Thomas Woodbridge's account. Mar. 12, 1673-4: to 
money dd. himself in Boston, 781i. ; to money p sale of a barke 
wch. he sould lOli. 10s.; to money pd. Caleb Mody, 20s.; 
to goods dd. Mr. Dole, 61i. 8s.; to Hugh March, goods, 38s. 
9d. Accounted with Mr. Thomas Woodbridge, Aug. 14, 1674, 
due to balance, 481i.; to 2091i. of porke in a barill sent p Henry 
Jacquis, salt, 21i. 16s. 9d.; 4 m. of shingle & 2 M. of bord nayls 
with exchainge of nayles, 21i. 17s. 4d.; nayls, 21i. 7s. 6d.; 
3 M. of plainke & bords, 71i. 10s.; 30 bou. of mault, 61i.; to 
barly p Tho. Noys & Tho. Smith, 211i.; Jos. Bointon, 9s. 4d.; 
173211. of beafe at 2d., 141i. 8s. 8d.; 103111. porke at 3d., 121i. 
17s. 9d.; to hides, 47s.; to 251i. of wooll, 291i. 2s.; To salt & 
porke as money, 45s. lOd.; to mault pd. Geo. March, 51i.; 
mault pd. Mr. Pearce, 241i. 16s. 2d.; to Sam. Mody, lis.; 
fraight & charges, 37s. 6d.; lli. powder, 2s. 6d.; wooll, 19s.; 
to Skiper Hacket, 34s. 4d.; Tobacco, 2s.; account made, 3s. 
2d.; 400 bu. mault money, 7011.; to Hen. Tewxsbury, 511.; 
Mr. Sterlin, 141i. 12s. lOd.; David wheler, 18s.; Mr. Hubard, 
91i. 8s.; S. Mody, 5s. 6d.; money lent, 36s.; 21i. powder, 5s. 

To goods received June 19, 1675: 1 hd. suger, 71i. 14s.; 
7 pecs, of blew Lining at 12d., lOli. 12s.; 2 pecs, of prunnella, 
1 pece of farendine, 2111. 10s.; 3 pecs, of stuffe, 81i. 5s.; 1 peec, 
70s.; 1 pece penistone, 611. 5s. 1 l-2d., 181i. 1 l-2d.; 104 els 
of Ossinb. at 20d., 811. 13s. 4d.; 1 p. of hoUand, 51i. 10s.; 1 p. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 125 

Capt. Wm. Gerrish v. Thomas Woodbridge. Slander. 
Withdrawn.* 



of flaning, 6s. 15d.; 7 p. serge, 271i.; 2 p. cloth serge, llh. 
10s.; 1 p. carsy, 41i.; 2 pecs & halfe, 7Ii. 12s. 6d.; 1 p. Carsy, 
70s.; 33 1-2 duffils. 71i. lis. 3d.; 6 p. of Callico, 61i. 2s.; 11 
yds. say at 2s. 6d., 27s. 6d.; 15 3-4 Irish lining, 23s. 7d. 1-2; 
2 p. Laune, 72s.; 17 1-4 Irish lining, 25s. 10 l-2d.; 1 p. gimp 
lace, lis. 3d.; 15 gs. of buttons, 31i. 17s. 6d.; 2 gs., 12s.; 1 gs. 
3s. 9d.; 1 gs. 6s.; riben, 7s.; 12 knifes, 9s.; 6 remnant ferett, 
2s. 6d. ; 1 gs. of laces, 5s. ; 6 tape, 2s. 6d. ; 36 1-4 and 36 1-4 
of duffills at 4s. 6d., 161i. 6s. 3d.; 3 ds. lace, 67s., 6 lace riben 
muting codline, lis., 31i. 18s. 6d.; reed, ye 24 Nov. 75, 14 
pecs, of serges, 351i.; 3 Casks of nailes, 191i. 5s. lOd.; 40 M., 51i. 

To a bill 20011. damages, 51i., sterlings vessell, 151i., 24011.; 
abatement on goods reed., 181i. 6s. 8d.; to 21i. powder, 4s.; 
nails. Hi. 14s. 

Richard Dole, aged about fifty-two years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

Promissory note of Thomas Woodbridge to deliver to Capt. 
Gerrish fourteen pieces of serge and four barrels of nails "as 
soon as John Kent returns from Boston the next time, if the 
Neyls doe not come to twenty fine pounds I will make it up 
but if they comes to more Capt. Gerrish is to pay the ouer 
plus to me." Cancelled by signature being cut out. Wit: 
Rich. Dolet and Dudley Bradstreet.f Sworn in court. 

Richard Dole, aged about fifty-two years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

John Knight, aged about fifty-one years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

Richard Dole, aged about fifty-two years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

Dudley Bradstreet, aged twenty-seven years, deposed con- 
cerning being at Hugh March's house when certain agreements 
were made and Woodbridge refused to leave the matter to 
the determination of Capt. Saltinstall. 'This is y« substance 
of what I can say, though not soe methodicall as might haue 
been if my pap"" had been large." Sworn in court. 

Moses Gerrish, aged about twenty years, deposed that he 
brought up for Mr. Thomas Woodbridge bags of cotton wool 
which were from deponent's father, etc. Sworn in court. 

Ehzabeth Gerrish, aged about twenty-two years, deposed 
that Mr. Thomas Woodbridge came to her father's house, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

*Thomas Woodbridge's bill of cost, 21i. 6s. 6d, 

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126 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Erasmus James v. John Hascall. Non-performance of a 



Caleb Moody testified that he heard Woodbridge say that 
Captain Gerish was a cheating knave, that he had cheated him 
out of 1801i., and that he had told a damnable or devilish he. 
Sworn in court. 

Jno. Joanes and Steven Swet testified. Sworn m court. 
Joseph Hills, aged about seventy years, deposed that in the 
presence of Mr. Henry Sewall he heard Woodbridge say that 
there were fifty men in Newbury who would say that Capt. 
Gerrish had cheated them and that he would be cast out of 
the church. Deponent asked Rev. Mr. Jno. Woodbridg to 
give him a meeting at his son's house, which he did, and said 
Hills then declared that the meeting was to prevent conten- 
tion between Capt. Gerrish and Woodbridge. Mr. Jno. 
Woodbridg said he was very much troubled at his son's speech- 
es many times and he had counselled him to moderation, and 
asked deponent to advise him how to act. "I answered y* 
he was more able to advise himselfe also y^ s^ Tho. Woodbridg 
then said y* what he had spoken to mee about Cheating he 
had spoken to som others and bid them goe tell Cap* Gerrish." 
Sworn in court. 

Anthony Somerby,* aged sixty-six years, deposed that 
Woodbridge said Gerrish had without question cheated the 
town of Newbury of many a pound, and that he doubted not 
that he had taken away the boards from Mr. Richardsun's 
house. Sworn in court. 

Tristram Coffin, aged forty-four years, deposed that Wood- 
bridge called Capt. Gerrish a cheating knave and that he made 
a profession of religion to cover his knavery, whereupon de- 
ponent advised Woodbridge to be more moderate in his words, 
for Capt. Gerrish was a rational man and would do what was 
right. Also at said Woodbridge's house, the latter asked 
deponent why he told Gerrish he was drunk. Deponent said 
he did not tell him so but he did say that he believed "that 
he wass six and twenty." Woodbridge said that he was as 
well then as at this present time, and also that there were 
only five men in town who would not say that Gerrish had 
cheated them, to which deponent replied that he had traded 
with Capt. Gerrish for many score pounds and he had never 
cheated him. Daniell Lunt said the same. Woodbridge re- 
plied that Lunt, deponent and Rich. Doell were three of the 
five, that he would make Capt. Gerish's house a dung hill 
and would make Capt. Gerish "fly the town" or else he should 
make him fly the town, and within eight months he would 
make it appear what Capt. Gerish was, etc. Sworn in court. 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 127 

covenant. Verdict for plaintiff. Damages to be paid in 
thirty acres according to the dimensions expressed.* 

Mr. Wm. Cogswell v. John Cogswell, son and heir to John 
Cogswell, jr. Review. Nonsuited. 

John Davis, assignee of John Dane and Alice his wife, 
administratrix of John Newman v. Richard Lee. Debt. 
Verdict for plaintiff. To be paid in merchantable corn. 

Peeter Tappan v. Jonathan Haines. Forfeiture of a bond. 
Verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assist- 
ants. Said Haines bound, with Richard Shatswell and Ed- 
ward Colcord as sureties. f 

*Writ, dated 5 : 12 : 1675, signed by Hilliard Veren,^ for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, | marshal of Salem. 
Bond of John Hascol,+ with Mark Hascol,| as surety. 

Will. Hammonij: and Robert Persst appraised. Mar. 28, 
1676, a parcel of oars at 3d. per foot in money. Sworn, 28 : 
1 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Erasmus James' bill of cost, 21i. 3s. 

Bond, dated Dec. 30, 1675, given by John HascollJ of Bev- 
erly to Erasmus James of Marblehead; for one black horse 
branded with an M on his left shoulder, said Haskall agreed 
to deliver thirty oars by Jan. 15, twelve of which were to be 
26 feet long, twelve 24 feet long and six 22 feet long, all of 
which were to be made of good spruce, and delivered at the 
water side at Bass point near to Goodman Stagger's at Bass 
river ferry. Wit: Jonathan GachallJ and Edw. Humphreys. J 
Sworn, 25 : 1 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,| assistant. 

fWrit, dated Feb. 5, 1675, signed by Anthony Somerby,f 
for the court, and served by Joseph Pike,| constable of New- 
bury. Bond of Jonathan Haj'nest and Edward Colcord. | 

Award of the arbitrators, William TitcombJ and Daniell 
Peirc, jr., J dated May 25, 1675, that Jonathan Hains pay to 
Petter Tappin 31i. 19s., and if not paid at the time prescribed, 
to pay 20 bushels of well dressed barley or barley malt. Sworn 
in court. 

Agreement, dated Mar. 23, 1674-7, between Peter Topping 
and Johnna Haynes,| to leave their differences to Will. 
Titcomb and Danill Parse. Wit: Tristram CoffinJ and Deb- 
orah Coffin. I Sworn in court. 

Tirza Titcomb, aged seventeen years, deposed that the 
Saturday night before Salem court in Nov., 1675, after sun- 
set, Mr. John Knight, sr., came to Peter Topin's house and 

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128 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Peeter Tappan v. Susana Tappan and Jacob Tappan, execu- 
tors of Abraham Tappan, Debt. Verdict for defendant. 

Peeter Tappan v. Robert Joanes. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff.* 

Peeter Tappan v. Robert Joanes. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff.f 

asked leave to set some bags into the house and when Topin 
went from home he told his wife to receive them, but they saw 
neither Knight nor the bags. Sworn in court. 

Petar Toppan's bill of cost, 21i. 9s. 6d. 

John Knight, aged about fifty-one years, testified that Jona- 
than Haines of Newbery desired him to lend him twenty-three 
bushels of malt to pay Tappen, which he did, leaving it in 
sacks on the ground in Tappan's orchard, saying it was the 
award of the arbitration with eight per cent, interest. Tappan 
said he would not take it, but would take what the law gave 
him, and went into the house, shutting the door, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

Hugh March, J aged about fifty five years, testified that 
he saw Jonathan Haines tender Peter Tappin at his house a 
lusty black horse worth 41i. and six or eight hats, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

*Writ, dated Dec. 29, 1675, signed by Anthony Somerby,J 
for the court, and served by William Browne, J constable of 
Exeter. Bond of Robart (his mark) Jones of Executer and 
John Osgood! of Salisbury. 

Richard Currier, aged about fifty-nine years, and Henery 
Jackways, aged about fifty-six years, deposed that at Better 
Tapin's house they heard him demand a debt of Roberd Jons, 
which the latter claim.ed he had paid by a bill of sale of a 
piece of land. Tapin said the sale was worthless as it was not 
acknowledged, but Jons said if he would deliver the bill of 
sale he would see if he could agree with Goodman Jackways 
or Mr. Thomas Woodbredg to pay it, etc. Sworn, Mar. 27, 
1676, before Robt. Pike,t commissioner. 

Bond, dated 23 : 2 : 1672, given by Robert (his mark) Jones 
of Amesbury, for boards to be delivered at Powwow river. 
Wit: CoffinI and rby.J 

Peter Toppan's bill of cost, Hi. 14s. 6d. 

tPetar Toppan's bill of cost, Hi. 6s. 6d. 

Robart Jones of Sallbery, Dr., Dec. 1675, beeffe, 21i. 5s.; 
barell of beeffe, 31i. 3s.; 10 bushels of seed oats. Hi. 10s.; 2 
yards of holland, 12s.; 3 yards of holland, 13s. Goodman 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 129 

Lift. Phillip Nellson v. Robert Saverj^, Wm. Bolton and 
John Woolcot. Verdict for plaintiff. Savery and Bolton 
were considered liable persons to pay the rent.* 

Lift. Phillip Nellson v. John Woolcott and Tho. Thurla. 
Verdict for plaintiff. Damages done before 1667, Woolcott 
was to pay.f 

Silver, Goodman Mosses, Obdyah Ayres, John Pore, Gorg 
Littel and Steven Swett mentioned. 

William Fanin and Torsa Tickcomb testified concerning 
the debt between Toppan and Jones, etc. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated Mar. 17, 1675-6, signed by Robert Lord,t 
for the court, and served by Ezekiell Northen,t deputy for 
Robert Lord, J marshal of Ipswich, who committed John 
Woolcot to Thomas Thurla to be carried to prison. 

Mr. Nellson's bill of cost, Hi. 5s. 4d. 

Lease, dated June 3, 1667, whereas John Burbankt, jr., of 
Rowley had taken half of the farm of Philip Nellson of Row- 
ley, lying near Merrimacke river next to Newbury line, which 
was let to said Burbanke by assignment of John Willcot of 
Newbury, Burbanke having suffered great damage for not 
finishing the house and barn as it should be finished and like- 
wise in falling short both of land and meadow of what was 
expected, Philip Nelsonf was to let said Burbanke live the 
present year upon the farm, rent free, and to have the im- 
provement of the farm, and Burbanke was to acquit said Nell- 
son of all debts, paying for future time a yearly rental. Wit: 
Sammuell (his mark) Sticknee and Julian (her mark) Sticknee. 

John Woollcot and Thomas Thorla testified concerning Mr. 
Nelson's buildings that the barn was well clapboarded on the 
two sides and two ends and the roof was single boarded and 
battened, well nailed with a good floor, with a pair of great 
doors well hung for a loaded cart to go in and a pair of little 
doors for an unloaded cart to go out. "when we came to the 
hous we did make the stairs and dores and we wrought upon 
itt till we could find nothing more to doe that we were to doe 
when we had soe don we asked Roberd Sauery who was then 
the tenant if he knew any thing more to be done and he could 
tell us of nothing more to be done nor found fault with any 
thing that was done onely a quarell or two of glas which was 
broaken which he would haue had us to mend." 

fWrit: Philip Nellson of Rowley v. John Woolcot and 
Thomas Thurlej^; for not finishing a house and barn according 
to covenants dated Oct. 16 and 23, 1667; dated Mar. 18, 

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130 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

1675-6; signed by Thomas Leaver,* for the court; and served 
by Ezekiel Northend,* deputy for Robert Lord,* marshal of 
Ipswich, by attachment of the house and orchard of Thomas 
Thurrell, also upon a gray horse, four or five swine, wheat, 
barley and a black cow and calf. 

William Bolton and Robert Savory deposed that of the 
four lower windows in the house, two were to have three lights 
each and the other two, to have two lights each, and the other 
two windows at the ends of the house to have three lights each; 
also to find glass for all the windows and to nail up the glass; 
he was to make three doors to the house, one out door and 
two inward doors; also the roof of the barn was to be covered 
with pine boards well and close laid and well nailed, then to 
be covered with either slabs or battens on the joints and sides, 
and the ends to be covered with good sound clapboards well 
nailed; there were to be four doors to the barn, etc., and he 
was to find hooks and hinges for said doors and to hang the 
same to lay a floor the whole breadth of the barn and all to be 
finished before July 16, 1663. Sworn, Mar. 26, 1667, in 
Ipswich court. Copy made by Robert Lord,* cleric. f 

Copy of lease, dated June 18, 1662, by which Phillip Nellson 
of Rowly let to Robert Savery and William Bolton of Newbury 
a farm in Rowley of 300 acres, bounded on the east by New- 
bury line, on the west by land of Nicolas Walington, north 
on Merrimack river and south by Crane meadow; also 27 
acres of meadow, part on the north side of Crane meadow river 
and part on the south side of Crane brook, also half of the 
meadow between Newbury line and the land now in possession 
of Mr. Richard Dumer, which land belongs at present to the 
brother and sister of Phillip Nelson; all of which they were 
to have for twenty years, from Sept. 29, 1662, and said Nell- 
son was to build a house thirty-four feet long, nine feet in stud 
and sixteen feet wide to be finished the last of May, 1663, and 
a barn fifty feet long and twenty feet wide to be finished before 
July 16, 1663; they were to pay no rent for the first three 
years, but for the three years after, they were to pay 151i. per 
year, and the last six years, 20li. per year; in case they think 
that 201i. per year too much, they had liberty to leave the 
farm at the expiration of fourteen years; the rents were to 
be paid yearly, 71i. in wheat and Indian corn not to exceed 
above fifty shillings a year in Indian corn, the other 71i. in 
barley, wheat or pork, if in pork, it was to be barrelled up and 
repacked or else brought to the now dwelling house of Phillip 
Nellson in Rowley, all of which payments were to be delivered 

*Autograph. 

fSee ante, vol. Ill, p. 392. The original contract was torn, and this copy- 
supplies a few missing details. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 131 

Ens. Thomas Chandler v. Anthony Ashbie and Abigail 
his wife, administratrix of the estate of her late husband, Jo. 
Lambart. Debt. Forfeiture of a bond. Verdict for plain- 
tiff. 

Peeter Emmans acknowledged judgment to Mr. Francis 
Wainwright, in wheat, malt or pork. 

John Graves acknowledged judgment to Mr. Francis Wain- 
wright in wheat, malt or pork. 

Hugh Marsh had his license renewed for a year, also his 
license for liquors. 

John Stone of Beverly had his license renewed for a year. 

Mr. Peeter Duncan's license was renewed for a year, also 
his license for liquors. 

James Sanders was allowed costs in an action brought by 
Henry Bennet and not prosecuted. 

Capt. Gerish was allowed costs in an action of slander 
brought by Mr. Thomas Woodbridge and not prosecuted. 

Thomas Ossgood and George Abbot of Andover, Symon 
Chapman of Rowly and Samuel Warner took the freeman's 
oath. 

Thomas Smith of Newbury, who was slain in the war, dying 
intestate, administration upon his estate was granted to James 

on board a boat against the said farm or within one mile above 
the said farm; if no boat canie up the river when payments 
were due, they were to keep them a month and if no boat 
came within that time, the grain was to be sent to Nelson 
at Rowley; said Robert and William were not to be held 
responsible for damage to the buildings by fire and wind; 
signed by William Bolton and Robert Savery. Wit: John 
Woolcot and Gershom Lambert. John Woolcot signed a 
bond as surety for the payment of the rent, which was wit- 
nessed by Samuell Platts and John Pickard. Copy made by 
Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Mr. Nelson's bill of cost, 21i. Is. 6d. 

George March and Isarell Webster deposed that they had 
been at Bradford at Saveri's on Mr. Nellson's farm several 
times and the house and barn were sufficiently finished accord- 
ing to their best judgment. Since then they had seen the 
barn down, and the sills, studs and posts so rotten that one 
might kick them to pieces with his foot. Sworn in court. 

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132 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

and John Smith, his brothers, and court ordered that it be 
equally divided between them. 

John Dane, sr., was released from trainings free. 

Administration having been formerly granted to Daniell 
and Thomas Dow of the estate of Margret Kimball, their 
mother, and an inventory being brought into court amount- 
ing to about lOOli., and there being four children left, court 
ordered to Daniel Dow of Hampton, 201i. The remainder of 
the estate was to be equally divided among the other three, 
Thomas, Jeremiah and Mary Dow. 

Samuell Simons dying intestate, administration upon his 
estate was granted to Clement Coldom, who brought in an 
inventory amounting to about 161i. 

Samuell Leach, complained of for abusive speeches, affront- 
ing and not obeying authority, when impressed for the coun- 
try's service, was convicted and ordered to be whipped unless 
he pay a 51i. fine. Costs were allowed to John Elithrop.* 

*"To the Constabell of manchester y« ar required in his 
maiestes name to impres one abell man for the Contry seurvis & 
to be compleatly fixed in armes with pouder & buletts: & he 
is to apeere the next secend day by sone ris: it being the 3 
day 11 mo: 75 faill not upon y« perill by order the melette of 
beveley : 30 : 10 : 75." 

''To the constabell of manchister you ar Requiered in his 
magesteys name to bring up your impresd man by: to morow 
ten of the clock to beueley: to attend furder order all com- 
plet according to law with eight days prouision by order of 
the millisha Left WiUiam Dickse Januarey the IV^." 

Complaint of John Elithorp,t constable of Manchester 
against Samuell Leech of Manchester, dated Jan. 21, 1675: 
that he had warned him to appear and he answered that he 
thought he should not go, saying "You may goe your selfe if 
you will and presently Rose up and bending his fist threatned 
to strike me and struck my pipe out of my mouth." He lifted 
up his foot and threatened to kick him, called him rogue and 
said he would turn him out of his house, etc. 

John Ellithorpt complained further that he received a 
warrant from the selectmen of Manchester to impress Samuell 
Lech by virtue of an order from the worshipful major General 
Denison to take care of and provide for Goodwife Knit's of 
Manchester in her husband's absence who was pressed for 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 133 

the country service by virtue of an order from the militia of 
Beverly in the place of said Leech, In a scoffing manner 
Leech had said that he would take no notice of the warrant 
for it was more than the Selectmen or the Major General or 
the Governor himself or the King could do and said he would 
get some copies of their warrant to set up in other towns to 
publish what fools they were. Also that Leech did nothing 
for Goodwife Knits though she was in a suffering condition 
for want of wood and other necessaries, etc. 

Samuell (his mark) Allen testified that Leech called the 
constable wopper-jawed rogue, etc. 

Petition of Thomas Bishop,* John West* and Samuell Frend,* 
selectmen of Manchester, to the court, "Respecting a woman 
and her Child that is left in a uery poore Condition her husband 
being prest for the seruice of the cuntry whereas another was 
prest that was in euery Respect more fitt as we conceiue namely 
Samuell Leech who was sett fre by the malitia of beuarlay 
which was contrary to order as we conceiue we do intreat 
your worship that you would be pleased to direct us what to 
doe in such a case the inhabitants of our uillage doe manifest as 
there inabillitty so there unwillingnes to contribute to her 
present nessessitty and the Reason they aledg is that Samuell 
leech was prest before and did not goe and therfore was a de- 
linquent and by order from your worship was to attend the 
seruice or to apear before your worship to Answer for this 
delinquency therfore we conceiue that the malitia of beuerlay 
had no power to giue any warant to pres another man therfore 
we hope that your worship will Judge that either the malitia 
of beuerlay or Samuell leech should maintain this woman in 
her husbands absence," etc. 

Daniel Denison's* answer: "if there were any irregularitie 
in sending away that souldier & releasing Leech, yet being 
sent & now in y^ countryes seruice, the selectmen must take 
care that his family doe not suffer in his absence & they haue 
power to press Leech or any other to carry on his occasions, & 
if any refuse upon notise given order shall be taken with 
them." 

Thomas Bishop and John EUithorp deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

"To the constabel of Manchester yo" ar required in his 
maiestys name to impres one able man of yo'' towne for the 
servis of the Contry complet in armes & to be at an owers 
warning by order of y^ Comander Leftennent Dixsy 18 : 9 : 
75 & John Knite I will not exsept of." 

Warrant, dated Jan. 12, 1675, to the constable of Man- 
chester for the impressment of John Knight, who was or- 

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134 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

John Cogswell attaching Mr. William Cogswell and not 
prosecuting, said William was allowed costs. 

Mrs. Margret Rogers dying intestate, administration upon 
her estate was granted Mr. John Rogers, her eldest son, who 
was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

John Ayres of Qaboag dying intestate, administration upon 
his estate was granted to Susana Ayres, the widow. There 
being an inventory brought in amounting to 19511., and there 
being seven sons and a daughter, court ordered 951i. to be 
divided among the children, the eldest son John, with what he 
already had to be made up a double portion, and the remainder 
to be equally divided, the widow to have the rest of the estate. 

Wm. Titcomb having formerly been appointed adminis- 
trator of the estate of Samuell Stevens and an inventory now 
being brought in amounting to 381i. 6s. 4d. clear estate, said 
Titcomb was allowed lOli. and court ordered the rest of the 
estate to John Steevens, his brother. 

Abraham Jewett, presented for being drunk, was fined for 
the first time 10s., and for the second time, 20s.* 

Martha Gilbard, presented for wearing a silk hood and 
scarf, was fined, f 

dered to appear armed and equipped at Beverlee at John Stone's 
on Jan. 14 by eight of the clock in the morning, signed by 
William DixeJ and Samuell Corning, J of the militia of Bever- 
lee. 

John Siblee and Joseph Pickworth deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

Warrant, dated Mar. 27, 1676, for the appearance of Samuell 
Leech, and to Thomas Bishop, John Sibly, Joseph Pickard and 
Samuel Allen, as witnesses, signed by Daniel Denison.J 

*Rowley presentment. He was seen Jan. 15, 1675, "To goe 
Reeling with his horse in his hand out of Ipswitch homwards 
and fell downe once & againe & After ward some of his Neigh- 
bours over Takeing, helping him vpp on a horse & held him 
thereon, and soe went away." Wit: Aaron Pengry, jr. and 
John Osburne. Nathaniell Warner passing by at the same 
time said the man was much out of the way. Also at another 
time between Rowly and Nubery. Wit: John Webster and 
Abiall Long. 

fHannah Roberts and Martha Gillburt, of IpsAvich, now or 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 135 

Wm. Wattson, for his great misdemeanor in breaking up a 
stable door and taking away his horse, when he had been 
impressed for the country's service, was fined.* 

Henry Gould, presented for fornication before marriage, 
was sentenced to be whipped or pay a fine.f 

Hanah Poland, daughter of John Poland, presented for 
excess in apparel, was fined for wearing a silk hood and scarf 
and "for her strong fashon admonished. "| 

John Teny and Rich. Bartlet were fined for absence from 
the grand jurj-. 

Edward Stone, complained of for stealing 31i. 8s. from his 
master Mr. Thomas Newman, deceased, part of which had 
been returned, was ordered to pay 81i. 12s. to Benjamin New- 
man, the executor. 

Richard Dole's negro Grace, presented for fornication, was 
ordered to be whipped or pay a fine. 

John Andrews was admonished upon his presentment. § 

lately resident at Obediah Bridges, presented for excessive 
apparel and strange habit. 

*Rowley presentment. 

flpswich presentment. His wife was presented for wear- 
ing a scarf. 

Jlpswich presentment. Wit: Richard Walker. 

§"Wee whose names are underwritten, doe humbly cer- 
tifie to all whom it may Conserne, that, haueinge had seu^all 
Occacons, to Travell uppon the Road from the Bay, East- 
wards, and from the Eastwards to the Bay, as opptunity 
hath offred, hath seu^all tymes stopt, to Accomodate our 
selues, at the whyte horse at Ipswich, Corporall Jn" Andrews 
beinge m' of the said house, where wee haue had good & 
couteous entertainment, & hath both for horse & man; ben 
Civilly used." Richard Waldern,l| Seaborne Cotton, || Jo. 
Woodmansey,l| Tho. Marshall, || Thomas Farnoum,|| Joseph 
Huchinson,|| Roger Hascoll,|l Edward Flintt,|l John Raimentt,!! 
Samuell Eburne,|| John Fuller, 1| Edward Colcord,|| John Red- 
man, || Rich. Hawks, 11 Giles Fifield,l| Richard Haven, H John 
Lowlle,ll John Hathorne,|l Tho. Hawkingsjl, Robt. Oateshall,ll 
Tho. Thornhill,ll Tho. Gray,l| Walter Barefoote,|| Rog^ Aysh- 
ford,|| Robert Nash,l| WilHam Cotton, 1| Rich. More,|l Phillip 
Cromwell, 11 George Emery, || Willi. Holingworth,|l John Put- 
nam, 1| Josep. Huchingson,!! Wm. Perkins H and Tho. Macy.|l 

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136 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Upon complaint of Samuell Hunt against Henry Bennett 
and John Sparke for not performing the court order of the 
moderation of a bond, not paying corn or anything else, 
court ordered that execution be issued. 

Upon request of Ruth Small, whose husband deceased in- 
testate, court appointed her administratrix of his estate, and 
ordered her to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court.* 

Freegrace Norton dying intestate, being slain in the war, 
Mr. Francis Wainwright was appointed administrator of his 
estate, and there being not a sufficient amount to satisfy the 
debts, court ordered that the debts be paid according to pro- 
portion. If any were not satisfied with their proportion, they 
were given liberty to take their course, if they could find any 
other estate not inventoried. 

Whereas Mr. Francis Wainwright had power granted to 
him to administer upon the estate of Jonathan Gage at 
Ipswich court, in Mar. 1675, and had paid part of the debts, 
as per account brought in, the remaining part being mostly 
in land, is willing the widow should make the best of the 
estate, and resigned his administratorship. Court granted 
administration to Hester Gage, the widow. 

♦Petition, dated Salem, Mar. 25, 1676, of Ruth (her mark) 
Small, John (his mark) Small, Edv/ard Grove,t John Putnamf 
and John Buxton, f that the estate of Thomas Small should 
be divided as follows, said Ruth having taken advice of her 
father Small, her uncle Grove, her brother John Buxton and 
Mr. John Putnam: that the court make her administratrix; 
that she have liberty to bring up her four children herself, to 
continue with her until they come of age unless she see cause 
to dispose of them otherwise for their better education; that 
her son William as soon as he comes of age may have the one- 
half of the farm that is undisposed of, with the meadow be- 
longing, having his part on the east side of the farm adjoining 
Nathaniell Putnam's, not meddling with the housing or any 
part of the improved land; that as soon as her daughters 
Lidia, Hanna and Ann come of age, the}'- were to have 40li. 
each; that her father John Small, her uncle Edward Grove, 
her brother John Buxton and Mr. John Putnam be overseers. 
Allowed in Salem court, 30 : 9 : 1676, the 401i. disposed of 
to the child deceased to be equally divided between the 
mother and three children. 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 137 

Laurance Clenton, complained of for not living with his 
wife, was ordered to live with her as man and wife ought to 
do, and when necessarily absent, he should pay her 18d. per 
week in corn. She was ordered to follow her work as she 
ought upon penalty of being sent to the house of correction. 

Mingo, Rich. Dole's negro, being charged by Grace, the 
negro, with being the father of her child, court ordered that 
he keep the child and pay costs to Joseph Pike for a hue and 
cry. 

John Lee appeared as attorney to Joseph Averall to answer 
an action commenced by Bartholmew Straton and no action 
entered. 

John Lee appeared as attorney to Georg Hisket and John 
Tucker to answer an action commenced by Bartholmew Straton 
and no action entered. 

The treasurer brought in his accounts and the county is 
debtor 571i. 15s. 5d. 

Ezekiell Woodward had his license renewed for a year, 
also his license for liquors. 

Edward Hassen had his license renewed for a year, also his 
license for liquors. 

Ens. Jo. Gould had his license renewed for a year. 

Given to the house, 6s. 8d. 

Daniell Roff dying intestate, court granted administration 
of his estate to his brother Ezra Roff, and an inventory of 381i. 
being brought in, the estate was ordered left in his hands. 

Laurence Clenton acknowledged judgment, Apr. 17, 1676, 
to Mr. Francis Wainwright in wheat, pork or barley. 

Will of Allen Perly, of Ipswich,* dated June 23, 1670, and 
proved Feb. 3, 1675, before Mr. Samuell Symonds, Dep. 
Gov., and Maj. Gen. Daniel Denison, by Robert Lord and 
Mary Lord: "my three elder sonns, viz. John Perlye, Thomas 
Perley and Samuell Perlye Taking there liberty at the age of 
one & twenty to leave me &c. yet I have given vnto them, 
three parts of the Land beyond Bachelours brooke (each of 
them a part w'^h they are possest of and doe enioy) exsepting 
the great meddow which I doe reserue, And all that part of 
Land which was Nathaniells my sonn who is departed this 
life I doe give & bequeath vnto my tow daughters Sarah and 

*Autograph and seal. 



138 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

martha Perley And my house and the rest of my land & the 
great meddow I giue & bequeath vnto my sonn Timothy when 
he shall attaine to the age of twenty three years, provyded still 
my beloved wife Susanna shall haue one roome to her owne 
use dureing her naturall life, Item I give vnto my beloved 
wife all my cattle & moveable goods and one third part of the 
land bequeathed to my sonn Timothy dureing her naturall 
life, for her comfortable maintenance and after her decease 
my will is the house & land be vnto my sonn Timothy and 
the cattle & moveable goods be equally devided among all 
my children then liveing and my will and mynd is that if my 
sayd wife shall marrye that then the Land and roome in the 
house be vnto my sonn Timothy & he to paye vnto his mother 
seaven pounds a yeare dureing her life And I doe make my 
beloved wife sole executrix of this my last will my will further 
is that my sonn Timothy at the age of 23 yeares shall haue 
the use of pt. of the stock to the value of thirty pounds dureing 
the life of my wife & then to be returned to be devided as is 
above expressed." Wit: Robert Lord*, and Mary Lord.* 

On Nov. 16, 1671, Allen Perley* explained the clause "con- 
cerneing my wife haveing given unto her my cattle & move- 
ables dureing her naturall life besyds the thirds of land & a 
roome in the house and in case of her mariage to leave the 
roome in the house and Land & to haue seaven pounds a 
yeare payd her by my sonn Timothy but nothing spoken about 
the cattell & moveable goods my will is that shee returne also 
the cattell & moveables to be divyded among my children 
as it is expressed in the sayd will. Wit: Robert Lord* and 
Mary Lord.* 

List of presentments, dated Mar. 28, 1676, signed by Wil- 
liam Goodhue,* in the name of the rest: 

Goodman Pinder of Ipswich, for marking sheep not his 
own. Wit: Goodman Graves and his son. 

Robert Collins of Ipswich, for stealing an ax. Wit: Mark 
Quilter. 

Benjamin Roff's negro-woman, of Newbury, for having a 
child out of wedlock. 

Hugh March's maid, Elizabeth lago, of Newbury, for 
wishing that the devil had Mary Lad and all the company, 
in which company was her master, John Attcason and Daniell 

Ely- 
John Jackson of Rowley, for mowing grass in his neigh- 
bor's meadow and raking it into his own, and when the owner 
of the grass came to take the grass or hay, he struck him with 
a haypole. Wit: Caleb Burbank and Jonathan Hopkiscn. 

* Autograph. 



1676] records and files 139 

Court held at Hampton, May 30, 1676. 

Symond Bradstreet, Esq., president; Major Robert Pike, 
Capt. Nathll. Saltonstall, Capt. Tho. Bradbury and Mr. Samll. 
Dalton, associates. 

Grand jury: Henry Brown, foreman, John Eaton, Robert 
Ring, William Barnes, Jno. Weed, Thomas Maston, William 
Fuller, Tho. Philbrick, Tho. Dearborn, Michaell Emerson, 
Daniell Hendrick and John Foulsham. 

Jury of trials: Anthony Stanian, foreman, Henry Moulton, 
Abraham Cole, Thomas Sargent, Tho. Rowell, John Sam- 
born, Ephraim Winsly, Robert Downer, Andrew Grele, Wil- 
liam More and Samll. Levitt. 

Jno. Easman v. William Allin, jr. Appeal from a judg- 
ment tried before Major Pike, May 24, 1675. Verdict for 
plaintiff. Former judgment reversed. 

Moses Gillman v. John Foulsham, sr. For fencing in and 
claiming a parcel of land adjoining a lot formerly Richard 
Clevers on both sides of the highway that goes to Mr. Hilton's, 
between Mr. Dudley's house and Moses Gillman's, which 
land said Moses claims by sale from Mr. Dudley and Jno. 
Gillman. Verdict for defendant. Appealed to the next 
Court of Assistants. Mr. Samll. Dudley bound with said 
Gillman. 

Mr. Thomas Saxton v. Nathll. Winsley. Appeal from a 
judgment of Mr. Samll. Dalton the past April. Ephraim 
Winsley being taken from the jury, the parties consented to 
be tried by the other eleven. Verdict for defendant, the 
confirmation of the former judgment. Appealed to the next 
Court of Assistants. Said Saxton bound, with Mr. Tho. 
Woodbridg and Mr. Dudley, as sureties. 

From Samuel Dalton's Commissioner Records. See ante vol. V, p. 235. 

John Foulsham, jr., and Abigail Perkins were married 10 : 9 : 1675. 

Charles Runlett and Mary Smith, widow, both of Exeter, were married 
10 : 11 : 1675. 

On 8 : 4 : 1675, Isabel Towle, wife of PhiUip Towle of Hampton, and her 
son Caleb, for receiving a mare from Godfrey Dearborn when he was going 
to the pound with her on the first day of this month, were fined. Appealed 
to the next Hampton court. Phihp Toule, sr. bound for his wife's and son's 
appearance. 

On Sept. 30, 1675, Mr. Henery Dereing v. Mr. Richard Scammon. Debt. 
Defaulted. 



140 HAMPTON QUARTERLY COURT [May 

Danll. Ela v. Samll. Watts. Debt. To be paid in boards 
or slit work. Neither defendant nor his suretj^ Josiah Heath 
appearing, default was made, and the bond was declared for- 
feited. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Jno. Severans v. John Young. Debt. In money by John 
Barbar and 2,000 feet of boards. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Capt. Thomas Bradbury v. Mr. Edward Colcord. Debt. 
For deal board to be delivered at Henry Green's mill at Hamp- 
ton. Verdict for plaintiff. 

William Holdred v. Richard Seaman. For not giving him 
a firm deed of 30 acres near mr. Wheeler's creek where said 
Holdred had built a house. Verdict for plaintiff. 

James Kid v. Jno. Clark. Debt. For two years' rent due 
for house and land, in corn. Verdict for defendant. 

Jno. Brown v. Nicolas Lissen. Debt. For 1,600 feet of 
pine boards. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Mr. Henery Dereing v. Henery Magoon. Debt. Withdrawn. On 
26 : 8 : 1675, defendant acknowledged judgment to plaintiff. 

Hen. Magoon charged a bill to Mr. Coffin. 

Mr. Henry Deareing v. Crobar Dannavan. Debt. Referred to the last 
Tuesday in October next. On 26 : 8 : 1675, defendant and his surety Nich- 
olas Lesson did not appear, and the action proceeded. Judgment for plaintiff. 

Mr. Henery Dereing v. Edward Colcord, sr. Debt. Referred to the last 
Tuesday in October. 

Mr. Henry Dereing v. Moris Hobes. Debt. Withdrawn. On 26 : 
8 : 1675, Moris Hobes, sr., promised to settle for his and his son James' ac- 
count. 

On 30 : 7 : 1675, Mr. Hen. Dereing v. James Hobes. Withdrawn. 

On 30 : 7 : 1675, Mr. Henry Dereing v. Phillip Towl. Debt. Referred 
to the last Tuesday in October. Withdrawn. 

On 26 : 8 : 1675, Return Johnson acknowledged judgment to Mr. Henry 
Dereing, in wheat at 5s. per bushel. 

Edward Colcord, sr., acknowledged judgment to Mr. Henry Dereing on 
26 : 8 : 1675, in white oak pipestaves to be deUvered at Mr. Dereing's wharf 
upon Great Island in Pascataqua at 3h. per M. 

On 26 : 8 : 1675, Mr. Henry Dereing v. Mr. Richard Scammon. Debt. 
Defaulted. Judgment for plaintiff. 

On Mar. 30, 1676, Moses Gillman v. Richard Scammon, sr. For refusing 
to deliver his gun which he brought to said Scammon to mend, which gun 
once belonged to Ben Huntaway, the Indian. Judgment for plaintiff, the 
gun to be dehvered. 

On Apr. 1, 1676, Mr. Thomas Sexton appeared in the complaint of Natt 
Winsley. It appeared by evidence that the oars were taken without the 
order left with Caleb Moody whence the oars were carried, and were found 
in the custody of said Sexton at Mr. Carr's Island in Salisburie. Judgment 
that Sexton should bear the costs and Winsley should recover his damage 
for the value of his oars in a course of law. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 141 

Mr. Jno. Groth acknowledged judgment to Jno. Allin. 

Phillip Towle v. Godfrey Dearborn. Appeal from a judg- 
ment of Mr. Samll. Dalton, 8:4: 1675. Verdict for de- 
fendant, confirmation of the former judgment. 

John Bradbury v. Jno. Shore. Debt. For 1,0001* white 
oak pipestaves. Said Shore and his surety Robert Smart 
not appearing made default, and the action went to trial. 
Verdict for plaintiff. 

Phillip Grele v. Charles Gleeden. For withholding 1,500 
feet of pine boards. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Mr. Jno. Stockman v. Georg Martyn, Richard Martyn, Jno. 
Martyn and Jno. Jimson. For not making 14,000 white and 
black oak pipestaves according to agreement at 30s. per 
thousand, the bargain having been made by said Stockman's 
wife in the presence of Major Robert Pike. Verdict for 
plaintiff. 

Tho. Philbrick and Martha Cass, executors of the estate 
of John Cass, acknowledged judgment to Jno. Redman, jr., 
of Hampton. 

Capt. Tho. Bradbury, Henry Brown and William Buswell 
were appointed commissioners for ending small causes in 
Salisbury for the ensuing year, the first two taking the oath 
in court and the latter on June 1, 1676, before Capt. Salton- 
stall. 

Daniell Ela's license to keep the ordinary for Haverhill for 
the ensuing year was renewed. 

Upon complaint against James Sanders for suspicion of 
taking away other men's hogs, he was ordered to appear when 
called. 

Michaell Emerson, for cruel and excessive beating of his 
daughter with a flail swingle and for kicking her, was fined 
and bound to good behavior. 

Upon complaint of Henry Dow and Jno. Smith against 
Henry Green for opposing them as press masters, court ordered 
that said Green give bond for appearance at the next Norfolk 
court, which he did. 

Jno. Smith, tailor, for striking and abusing Wm. Samborn, 
sr., in the latter's orchard, was fined. 

Richard Scammon, Humphrey Wilson, Jno. Redman, jr.. 



142 HAMPTON QUARTERLY COURT [May 

John Clarke, John Hobbs and Philip Towle, for taking to- 
bacco near the meeting house in the face of the court, were 
fined. 

Mr. Richard Scammon, for breach of the law of oppression 
in taking 500 feet of boards for mending a pistol lock for 
Nathll. Griffyn and some other work, all by his own statement 
not worth more than 6s. 6d., was sentenced to return 250 
feet to said Griffyn and the remainder to the county treasurer 
as a fine. 

John Clarke was ordered to appear at the next Norfolk 
court to answer a complaint for abusing the clerk of the mili- 
tary company of Exeter. 

Court ordered that Capt. Walter Barefoot be apprehended 
and brought before some Majestrate and that he be bound 
over to the next Norfolk court for contempt of authority in 
departing from court without license. He was summoned 
by a warrant directed to Abraham Pirkins, constable of Hamp- 
ton, and made default. 

Elizabeth and David Robinson were appointed adminis- 
trators of the estate of Jno. Robinson said David's father, and 
were ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Norfolk 
court. 

Ordered that Robert Smart, jr., and Hellena his wife appear 
to answer for committing fornication. Defaulted, 

Tho. Chase was appointed administrator of the estate of 
Abraham Chase by Maj. Pike and Mr. Samll. Dalton on the 
second Tuesday in April, 1676, and brought in an inventory 
to this court. He was ordered to make an accounting at the 
next Norfolk court. 

Capt. Nathll. Saltonstall and Mr. Samll. Dalton took the 
oath as magistrates. 

Mr. Groth forfeited his bond in not prosecuting his appeal 
at the Court of Assistants, and the bond was moderated. 

Certificate being returned from the Secretary under his 
hand, Henry True and Jno. Pike took the freeman's oath. 

Capt. Jno. Gillman was licensed to keep a public house of 
entertainment for strangers in Exeter, for the ensuing year. 

Tho. Philbrick, son of James, deceased, chose Timothie 
Hilliard, his brother-in-law, to be his guardian. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 143 

Whereas Jno. Fousham, sr., was presented as a constable 
chosen by the town of Exeter, and court not approving of him 
as a meet person for that office, it was ordered that Moses 
Gillman, the present constable, call a meeting of the inhabitants 
and choose another who should be sworn before Mr. Samll. 
Dalton. 

The town of Exeter, presented for letting their meeting 
house lie open and common for cattle to go into, court ordered 
that the selectmen of Exeter take effectual care that the 
house be cleansed and made decent for Christians to meet 
in, that the doors be hung and kept shut. It was to be certi- 
fied under the hand of the constable by the next Sabbath day 
"come sennet" or pay a fine, and for time to come the house 
should be tight and decent as befitted such a place. 

Whereas the town of Exeter was enjoined under penalty of 
lOli. to have their bridge sufficiently made and repaired b}' 
this court time, which had not been done, court ordered that 
the fine is now due to the county and that the bridge be re- 
paired before the next Norfolk court, the bridge to be railed 
only on one side. 

Jno. Severans' license to keep the ordinary for Salisbury 
was renewed for one year. 

Upon the complaint of Ensign Samborn against Henry 
Roby, court ordered that as it appeared that said Roby did 
abuse Samborn by reviling him and throwing him down, he 
should pay a fine for breach of the peace and pay Samborn 
for the abuse. 

Timothie Hilliard, with Ann, widow of James Philbrick, 
were appointed administrators of the estate of said James 
Philbrick, late of Hampton, deceased. 

Henry Robie's license to keep ordinary for Hampton was 
renewed for the ensuing year. 

Tho. Maston was freed from all ordinary trainings, he 
discharging the companj^ for whatever was due him for dis- 
bursements for said company while he was clerk of the band. 

The treasurer presented his account. 

Court allowed 10s. to be disposed of by the treasurer to the 
house and places where the court lodged. 

Concerning the articles presented against Major Robt. 



144 HAMPTON QUARTERLY COURT [May 

Pike by several members of the church at Salisbury, court 
taking into consideration the difference and division that is 
and has been long in said church to the great dishonor of God 
and grief and offence of the people of God, "& y* y hearing 
& determining of y® s*^ complaint is not like to heale y'^ same 
but rather to make y'' breach greater if y'' grievance of one 
p* should only be heard The other party p''tending as great 
reason to p^'ferr their complaint, & there being noe convenient 
opptunity att p'sent to heare either y*' one or y^ other This 
Court doe therefore advise & as much as in them lyes requier 
y« s^ church of Salisbury to attend their duty by their dilli- 
gent & serious endeavor speedily to issu & compose y* un- 
happie difference either by themselues if it may bee attained 
or by y^ help: of other churches, or advice of some able godly 
Christian freinds chosen by y^ mutuall consent of y^ church 
& parties cheifly concerned w'''^ if refused or neglected y** said 
church may expect y* Cyvill authority will according to their 
duty pvide some due way & means for y'' putting an end too 
& issuing y'' aforesd differences as speedily as they can: or 
otherwise if nothing bee done in y* meane time this Court 
will giue a hearing of y^ aforesd Complaint (pties concerned 
haueing due notis therof by y^ clarke of y° court) att y^ next 
Sessions of y^ s"^ Court." 

Execution, dated May 23, 1674, against Edward Colcord, 
sr., to satisfy judgment granted John Stanian and Henry 
Roby, his attorney, 13 : 2 : 1669, at Salisbury court, signed 
by Tho. Bradbury,* for the court, and served by Henry Dow,* 
marshal of Norfolk. On June 28, 1675, Henry Roby* ac- 
knowledged satisfaction. 

Venire, dated Aug. 30, 1675, for Hampton trial jurymen, 
also summons to Hampton upon a presentment for not per- 
fecting the bounds between that town and Exeter, and to 
witnesses, Tho. Marston and Morris Hobbs, signed by Tho. 
Bradbury,* for the court, and served by Abraham Perkins,* 
constable of Hampton, who returned the names of Mr. Stan- 
yan, Anthony Taler, Henry Moulton and Abraham Cole, for 
the jury of trials. 

Execution, dated Feb. 26, 1675, against Edward Colcord, 
sr., to satisfy judgment granted Jno. Stanian and Henrj^ 
Roby, 13 : 2 : 1669, at Sahsbury court, signed by Tho. Brad- 

*Autograph. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 145 

Court held at Salem, 27 : 4 : 1676. 

Judges: The Worshipfull Samll. Simonds, Dep. Gov., 
Simond Bradstreet, Esq., Maj. Genii. Daniell Denison and 
Maj. Wm. Hathorne. 

Grand jury: Mr. John Ruck, Eleazer Gedney, Job Swiner- 
ton, jr., Christo. Babadge, Joseph Phippen, sr., John Peach, 
sr., William Dodg, Henry Walker, Will. Clearke, John Bach- 
elor, John Pease and John West. 

Jury of trials: CorpU. John Putnam, Mr. Nehemiah Will- 
oughby, John Williams, Mr. Phillip Cromwell, Andrew Elliott, 
Chrispus Brewer, Samuell Johnson, Theophilus Bayly, Jacob 
Davis, Charles Gott, Will. Beale and Tho. Fiske. 

[The charge of the grand jury at Sergt. Lake's is 31i. 14s. — 
Waste Book.] 

Eleazer Gedney was fined for absence from the grand jury. 

Mr. Jon. Grafton and Mr. Jon. Turner were fined for ab- 
sence from the jury of trials. 

Will. Crafts, attorney of Moses Chadwell v. Benjamin 
Chadwell. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

bury,t for the court, and served by Henry Dow,t marshal of 
Norfolk. On Apr. 24, 1676, John Stanyanf acknowledged 
satisfaction. 

Bond for appearance in a criminal action at Hampton court 
given by James Sanders, with Joseph Peasly as surety, both 
of Haverhill, acknowledged May 17, 1675, before Nath. 
Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

*Writ, dated June 7, 1676, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Daniell Gott,t constable of Lynn, 
by attachment of two acres of salt marsh. 

William Crofts, aged above sixty years, deposed that he 
heard Benjamin Chadwell say that if any man came upon 
the marsh to mow it, he would kill him and burn the hay. 

William Crofts' bill of charges, "for tending my brother 
when he was atached by kemball," etc. 

Bond, dated July 5, 1675, given by Moses Chadwellf and 
Bengeman (his mark) ChadAvell, both of Lin, ship carpenters, 
to Henry Kemble of Boston, for 51i., to be paid at said Kem- 
ble's dwelling house in Boston. Wit: John Arnallf and John 
Brigden.f Henry Kemble, at the desire of Bengeman Chad- 
well, refused to receive the 51i. of Moses Chadwell unless 

tAutogi'aph. 



146 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Thomas Patch v. Tho. Woodbery. Verdict for plaintiff, 
to be paid in corn, pork and apples. Appealed to the next 
Court of Assistants. Said Woodbery bound, with Paule 
Thorndike and William Dodg, as sureties. Appeal withdrawn.* 

Tho. Pigden (also Pickton) v. Ensign Samll. Corning. 
Forfeiture of a bond. Verdict for plaintiff.! 

said Bengeman forfeited his bond with Moses to the said 
Henry. Henry Kemble's+ receipt, dated Nov. 29, 1675, 
for the 51i. Tho. Chadwell, aged about sixtj'-three years, 
and Will. Whikwell, were sworn as witnesses before Tho. 
Clarke,! assivstant. 

Bill of sale, dated July 5, 1675, given by Bengeman (his 
mark) Chadwell§ to his brother Moses Chadwell, two acres 
of marsh lying between Ailing Bred and Roberd Burges, next 
said Bred's pasture, for lOli., etc. Wit: John ArnallJ and John 
Brigden.l Sworn, 3:4: 1676, before Tho. Clarke, J assist- 
ant. Moses Chadwelll assigned this bill of sale to his attor- 
ney William Crafts. | 

*Writ, dated 28 : 3 : 1676, signed by Thos. Fiske,i for the 
court, and served by Thomas West,t constable of Beverly. 

Account of rent paid by Thomas Patch to Thomas Woodbery 
since July 15, 1674: delivered to Thomas Woodbery and to 
William Dodge by Woodbery's order, 75 bushels of apples at 
lOd. per bush, at apple gathering time in 1674, 3li. 2s. 6d.; 
paid to Thomas Woodbery, 33 bush, of Indian corn at 3s. 
per bush., 41i. 19s.; and one swine which weighed 227 pounds 
at 3d. per pound, 21i. 16s. 9d.; 53 bush, of apples at 12d. 
per bush., 21i. 13s.; total, 131i. lis. 3d. 

William Dodge, aged about thirty years, deposed that 
there were apples brought to his cider mill in 1674 and 1675 
by Thomas Patch or his order and he made them into cider, 
which Thomas Woodbery had. Sworn in court. 

Elias Pickworth, aged about eighteen years, deposed that 
in 1674 in apple gathering time his master sent him to Bass 
river with two loads of apples for Thomas Woodbury, etc. 
He also carried pork and Indian corn in 1675. Sworn in 
court. 

John Edwards, aged about thirty years, and Walter Fayer- 
feld, aged about forty-three years, testified concerning the 
settling of the accounts, etc. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Patch's bill of cost, Hi. 16s. 8d. 

fWrit: Thomas Pickton, one of the proprietors of the drift- 
way from the ferry on Beverly side v. Samuell Corning, sr. ; 

JAutograph. §Seal. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 147 

Joseph Armitage, assignee of Hen. Tucker v. Maj. Tho. 
Savage. Debt. Nonsuited. 

Capt. Wm. Geerish v. Mr. Tho. Woodbridge. Review. 
Verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. 
Said Woodbridge bound, with Mr. Dudly Bradstreet and En- 
sign Tho. Chandler as sureties.* 

forfeiture of a bond, for not maintaining his part of fence be- 
longing thereto, according to the award of Major Hathorne 
and Capt. Lothrop; dated June 10, 1676; signed by Hilliard 
Veren,t for the court; and served by Henery Skerry,t marshal 
of Salem. 

Thomas Pickton's bill of cost. Hi. 4s. 

John Galley and Henery Bayley, both aged seventy years 
and upward, deposed ''that whearas there haue bin a drift 
way one Cape an: side through seuerall mens lande neare 
thirty yeare if not more and those that had no land in this 
way haue had theire free passage by drift or otherwise onely 
they were to help to fence this way which they did for seuerall 
yeares but some yeares since there did arise some differences 
about this way soe that Thomas Pickton was sued before the 
worshipfull Major hawthorne who perswaded them to agree 
pickton told his opposits that he would Refer the difference 
to any too honest men whom they should appoynt." Major 
Hathorne and Captaine Lowthropp were appointed and their 
award accepted. About a year ago Coming's fence with 
that of several others had been taken away and he had made 
use of the way by carting and otherwise, etc. Sworn in court. 
On 28 : 6 : 1665, the following inhabitants of the field on 
Cape Ann side agreed to stand by the determination of the 
arbitrators: William dickse, Samuel Corning, Josiah Roots, 
sr., Thomas Pickton, John Galley, henery Bayley, John 
lovit, jr., Thomas Tuck, Richard Stackhouse, hugh Woodbury 
by William dixey, William hoare by John Galleys, Richard 
haines, Thomas Chub, John Stone and Raph Ellingwood. 

*Writ, dated June 15, 1676, signed by Anthony Somerby,! 
for the court, and served by Joseph Pike,t constable of New- 
bery, by attachment of the dwelling house, warehouse and 
land, all the furniture in the house, which consists of five 
beds, several pewter dishes, divers sorts of linens in trunks 
in the house, several parcels of English goods in the shop, one 
bale of goods in the warehouse, salt, lines, cork, feathers, etc., 
belonging to defendant. 

Execution, dated Mar. 30, 1676, against Capt. Will. Gerish 

t Autograph. 



148 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Thomas Woodbridge at 
Ipswich court, signed by Robert Lord, cleric, and served by 
Robert Lord, marshal of Ipswich. Copy made by Robert 
Lord,* cleric. 

Bought of Mr. Jacob Jesson, Nov. 19, 1675, to pay in pork 
in two months at money price at Boston: 28 M. 1-2 6^ nailes 
at 5s., 71i. 2s. 6d.; 50 M. 4^^ nailes, at 2s. 8d., 61i. 13s. 4d.; 
14 M. lO'* nailes, 3s., 51i. 12s.; total, 191i. 5s. lOd. Owned by 
Mr. Woodbridg, 27 : 4 : 1676, before HiUiard Veren,* cleric. 

Goods delivered the Marshal by execution, 601i. 10s.: 14 
pecs serges, 351i.; 1 pece of hollond, 51i. 10s.; 69 els of Ossinb., 
51i. 15s.; 60 yds. flaning, 6H.; 30 1-2, 37 1-2 of duffills, 151i. 
6s.; 42 yds. penistone, 51i. 15s. 6d.; 25 yds. Carsy, lOH. 12s.; 
2 pecs 1-2 thicke carsy, llli. 12s. 6d.; 1 pece of carsy, 3h. 
lOs.; 1 peece of sad carsy, 4H.; 2 pecs of mild serge, llli. 10s.; 
1 pece of prest serge, 3H. 18s.; 1 pece of serge, 31i.; 1 pec. 
serge, 31i. 10s.; 1 pece serge, 31i. 18s.; 2 pecs of prewnello, 
151i. 10s.; 1 pece of farindine, 61i.; 3 pecs of stuffe, 81i. 5s.; 
1 pece of serge, 31i. 18s.; silver lace, 31i. 7s. 6d.; 6 pecs of 
callico, 61i. 2s.; 2 pecs of Lawne, 31i. 12s.; 1 pece of gimpe 
lace, lis. 3d.; blew lining, 51i. 14s.; 1 peece of stuffe, 3h. 
10s.; nayls, 27H. 9s. 

Capt. Gerrish's bill of cost, to witnesses John Dole, John 
Atkinson, Henry Tewxsbury, Thomas Noys, Nico. Noys, 
Stephen Greinleife, Daniell Lunt, John Kent, Hugh March 
and Joseph Gerrish, etc., 91i. Is. 6d. 

Caleb Moody deposed. Sworn, 27 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. 
Hathorne,* assistant. 

Elizabeth Gerrish, aged twenty-two years, testified concern- 
ing the attachments served by constable Joseph Pike, she 
standing at the porch door. He said "I doe attach this Cub- 
bard this Chaire this table & this dogg," and then went outside 
and attached three oxen, seven cows, two yokes, a chain and 
a dungpot. Then the constable went away with Tristram 
Coffin. Sworn, 27 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

John Cornelius, aged twenty-five years, deposed. Sworn, 
June 26, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Ric. Dole, aged about fifty-two years, testified. Sworn in 
court. 

John Knight, sr., testified. Sworn in court, 

Tristram Coffin, aged forty-four years, deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

Tristram Coffin and Jno. Dole testified. Sworn in court. 

John Wells, aged about thirty-six years, deposed on June 
23, 1676. Sworn, June 26, 1676, before William Stoughton. 
Copy made by HiUiard Veren,* cleric. 

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Vinson Stilson v. Charles Gibbs, in behalf of Eliza, his 
wife. Defamation. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

John Knight testified that Mr. Woodbridge told him that he 
had paid Gerrish a part of his debt and the remainder he would 
pay at the next coming in of the boat, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Knight, sr., deposed. Sworn in court. 

Elizabeth Gerrish, aged about twenty-two years, deposed 
concerning the goods for which Woodbridge sued her father. 
Sworn, 26 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Moses Gerrish, aged about twenty-years, deposed con- 
cerning what Mr. Woodbridge told his wife about the goods, 
etc. Sworn, 27 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

*Writ: Vincon Stillson v. Charles Gibbs of Marblehead, in 
behalf of Elizabeth his wife; defamation in reporting that 
plaintiff offered said Elizabeth money to play the rogue with 
her and that he was the cause of the death of her last child; 
dated June 9, 1676; signed by Hilliard Veren,t for the court; 
and served by John Chin,t deputy for Henery Skerry,"!" mar- 
shal of Salem. 

Vinston Stilston's bill of cost, 41i. 12s. 

Sarah Mare, aged about fifteen j^ears, deposed that Eliza- 
beth Smith was at her dame's house on June 28, 1676, and the 
latter asked her if she had been to Salem to sware against 
Vinson Stilson and she said that she had not. She further 
stated that he had never offered her any abuse, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

Heaster Green, aged about twenty-one years, testified that 
on June 7, Vinson Stilson, jr., was at home in his house all the 
afternoon and evening. Further, that Elizabeth Gibbs had 
made charges against William Jarman and told of what hap- 
pened at John Cole's house where said Stilson now lives, 
which deponent, being present, declared were not true. Sworn, 
19 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Tamsin Cover, aged about thirty-five years, deposed that 
two or three days before Elizabeth Gibbs' last child was born, 
she was passing their house and heard quarrelling between said 
Elizabeth and her husband, etc. Sworn, 19 : 4 : 1676, before 
Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Grace Stillson, aged about thirty-seven years, deposed 
that Rebeckah Hueet came to her house in the evening and 
inquired for deponent's husband because she wished to get 
a pair of shoes. Deponent told her that she thought he had 
none that would suit her and then she answered that she 
would have a pair of white shoes snug to her feet. 

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Vinson Stilson coming into the house was asked by deponent 
to take the measure of Rebecca's feet, and he said he could 
not stay but if she would hold the lamp he would for he was 
in haste. She told the boy to take the lamp and go out into 
the shop and deponent was there all the time and saw noth- 
ing amiss. Sworn in court. 

Joane Roads, aged about forty-six years, deposed that 
Elizabeth Smith complained to her about the actions of Vinson 
Stilson, the younger, when she was sitting in a chair with 
her child in her lap, also when she went to his house for shoes 
for her child, etc. Sworn, June 26, 1676, before Wm. Hath- 
orne,* assistant. 

Sara Roads, aged twenty-five years, deposed. Sworn, June 
26, 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Joane Boubier, aged about twenty years, deposed that 
she met Elizabeth Gibbs in the street at Marblehead and 
she asked her if it were true that she had been to Salem to 
complain to Major Hathorne of Stilson's abuse. She said 
it was "a diuelesh Lie," that she had not seen the Major 
since she knew not when, and this was the same hour that 
she went to the constable with the Avarrant from the Major. 
Sworn, 19 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Sarah Roades, aged twenty-four years, deposed that after 
Elizabeth Gibbs had told her about Stilson, the latter's wife 
asked said Elizabeth why she gave such reports to her neigh- 
bors. She denied having done so, and said she should scorn 
"that Euer such an ill Look Curr should medle with her," 
Sworn, 10 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Jean Searl, aged about thirty-five years, testified that 
she living under the same roof with Elezabeth Gibbs, wife 
of Charles, she came into her room where she had another 
woman neighbor, and said that she was almost dead, that she 
had been to look out for a man to watch for her husband, etc. 
Sworn, 10 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Vinson Stilson's declaration: that all the witnesses had 
cleared him except two "who are by comon report as bad 
as herself e. . . . it is very well known vnto most of Mar- 
blehed that this woman is an abusiue woman as any is in 
marblehed and says she if this complaint will hould, shee 
would accuse seuerall persons in marblehed of very good 
account in the like kind," etc. 

Mathew Price and Robart Gotts deposed that Elizabeth 
Gibbs told them that she had wronged the man by her com- 
plaint. Sworn, 28 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Rebecka Hewet, aged about twenty-two years, testified 
concerning going to Stilson's house when his son Vincent 

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John Cogswell v. William Cogswell, executor in trust to 
the will of John Cogswell. Verdict for plaintiff, according 
to the judgment of the Court of Assistants. William Cogwell 
bound, with Phillip Fowler and Tho. Wade, sureties.* 

offered her abuse, etc. Sworn, June 21, 1676, before Thomas 
Clarke, t commissioner. 

Elizabeth Gibbs, aged about twenty-four years, deposed 
concerning the several times that Vinson offered abuse to 
her, at the shop where she went to get shoes, at the well when 
she went to fetch a pail of water, when she was making her 
bed in her own house, etc., all of vrhich she told her husband, 
etc. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated June 22, 1676, signed by Robert Lord,t for 
the court, and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich. 
Bond of William Cogswell. t 

"Louing freinds m"' John Coggswell and m"" W^illyam Coggs- 
well. thes fewe Vvords are to lett you unstand that the Coun- 
stables of Salem Frances Lawes and John neall haue been at 
Charges with nathanyee domene, seruent to m'' John Coggswel 
late deseased being gone from his masters serues. I pray you 
to paye thes Charges to gilles Core and this shall be your 
decharge by me Francis Lawesf one of the constables, from 
Salem the 24 of the 2 monthe 1655." The charges were 2s. 
for two hue and cries to John Salare, the Frenchman, for 
bringing him home: at another time, 2s. 6d.; bestowed upon 
the lade at the ordinare, 4d.; total, 4s. lOd. 

John Cogswell'sf objections against the justice and legality 
of the account given in by Mr. William Cogswell, executor 
in trust to the will and inventory of John Cogswell, jr., de- 
ceased: to lOOli. paid to Mr. Theoder Atkson; to 191i. paid 
to Mr. John Cogswell; to 131i. paid Goodman Lovell; to 
lOli. to John Cogswell, sr., for keeping and nursing Samuell 
Cogswell; to 31i. to Mordecai Larkom; to all the other ac- 
counts; to 201i. paid to Mr. Andrews for my boarding and 
schooling, for which Williams conscience smoat him and he 
scored it out; to the sixteen years' rent of the land, being 
41i. per year more than what he paid the tow^n of Ipswich for 
the lease, 641i., his excuse being that having leased it to Mr. 
Waldo for 16 years, upon the eleventh year he was obliged to 
buy said Waldo out at 291i.; for a considerable sum received 
for three or four servants sold and disposed of; for seventy 
pine trees making 700 feet of board per tree, Avorth about 271i, 
lis. 3d., and thirteen white oaks worth 61i. 18s. 3d.; to the 

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152 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

charge also for repairing and groimdselling the house and 
repairing the barn, etc. 

William Cogswell's* answer to plaintiff's objections: that 
he doubtless forgets that he has been brought up from the 
cradle until he was dismissed to take charge of the estate; 
that the servants Robert Powel and Thomas Fowler were 
paid for by my father and I and the estate allowed 141i., etc. 
Mr. Atkinson, Phillip Fowler, Thomas Lovell, John Cogswell, 
Samuel Cogswell, Mordecai Larkom, mentioned. 

William Cogswell's bill of cost, 71i. 19s. 6d. Mr. Atkinson, 
Jer. Belcher, Thomas Clarke, Good. White, Esther Cogswell, 
Goodman Varnye, Robert Crosse, Abigail Clarke, Sarah 
Tuttell, James White, James Coalman, Phillip Fowler, Thomas 
Wides mentioned. 

John Cogswell's bill of cost, 61i. 19s. 6d. 

Copy of the record of the Court of Assistants, Mar. 7, 1675-6, 
in an action of Wm. Cogswel against John Cogswell, in appeal 
from the judgment of the Ipswich court, with judgment for 
defendant, made by Edw*^ Rawson,* secretary. 

Copy of papers in a similar action brought, Sept. 20, 1675 
in Ipswich court, made by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Receipt, dated 20 : 2 : 1656, given by Mordecai (his mark) 
Larcom and Eliz. (her mark) Larcom, his wife, late wife of 
Wm. Clarke, for 31i., which was the award of Mr. John Apple- 
ton, George Gittings and Moyses Pyngrum, to John Cogswell 
and Wm. Cogswell, executors, which he promised to Wm. 
Clark, deceased, that if he made use of the house which he 
built upon his land, he was to pay him for it, etc. Wit: Hum- 
phrey Verny* and Elizabeth Cogswell.* 

"M"" Coxwell my kinde loue remembred unto you this is 
to let you understand that Thomas louell gave your sonn a 
letter of aturney to fell a house and little ground which he 
receiued thirtene pound of it and I will take my oathe of it 
that he said upon his death bed that he receiued thirteen 
pound and that the said thomas louell should be paid out of 
his goods here but that the magistrates were gone to Cambridge 
else I would haue sent you a deposition under there hands, 
and I would intreat you to send me the biggest of the lads 
with all speed else you must pay me for his time, george 
Stimson. thus in hast I rest your louing friend 

Theodore Atkinson."* 

Bond, dated Dec. 20, 1671, given by Samuell Cogswell* 
of Ipswich to his uncle William Cogswell of Ipswich, for 
enough white oak timber to make 10,000 barrel staves and 
heading, said timber growing on the pasture land on the 
southeast side of Jebaco river, etc. Wit: William Thomson* 

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and Edward Cogswell.* Samuell Cogswell's* receipt, "also 
Paied by youre order to youre brother John 25^" 

Elizabeth Cogswell* certified that she and her husband 
John Cogswell had received of their son John lOli. for nursing 
and maintaining his young child which he put to them in 1652 
before their said son went to England. Wit: Symon Tuttell.* 

Debts "of my brother John which we found paide on ser- 
gent belsher's booke," and certified to by Jere Belcher:* to 
the ferryman of Nubery, 3s. 6d.; decon Pingre, 10s. 8d.; 
twifoot west, Is. 6d.; gorg hadly, 10s.; goodman Englis, 
3s.; samuell taller, 2s. 6d.; goodman bradstreet, 21i.; John 
Androse, 2s.; ould Rofe, 3s. 

"London this 30'^ of march 1653: 

"Most loveing father & mother I haueing an oppertonity 
to send to newingland: Could not but write to yo" to certifi 
yo" yt I am through gods goodnes to me safe arived in ingland: 
& haue had my helth well & my freinds are in ginerall well: 
my sister haith two Children: I am as yit un married: & 
litele hopes I have to marry here: but I intend to make haist 
over to newingland with som servants as fast as I Can my 
Condishon at present is veary lowe & I am in greate straite: 
the lord in mercy help me: M'' deane haith dealt kindly with 
me & haith taken bond of me to Receive for 841i. here. 100^' 
in Boston: I pray father will yo" bee Asistant to my Brother 
willem & booth to my Brother Armitage in the payement of 
this 100": for I haue writen to my Brother Armitage to paye 
it for me: be Cause he Lives in Boston. I haue not yit Agreed 
with my Cossen stevens nor M'" goad I owe y™ about 53": 
bee sides intrest I pray father & mother & Brother willem be 
Carefull of that litell Corne, Cattel, goods & my house & 
Land that it bee not forfiteed: for I am in A very lowe & sad 
Condishon heare & haue nothing to paye my depts with all. 
nor to mainetaine my poore motherles Children with all but 
what is in y'' hands. I preye will yo" haue A fatherly & a 
motherly Care of my 3 dere motherles babes & at present 
fatherless: I haue bin with my Brother Waldoes freinds. 
his mother lives in Carrik. his Brother John is deade. his 
Brother Thomas is in Ireland & his Unkel Borron is deade. 
the Rest are in helth I preye bee Ernest with my sister woldo 
to bee loveing & tender to my 3 babes, for she knowes not 
how sowne hers maye bee left to the world. I would haue 
John & Elisabeth go to scoole this summer, thus on my knees 
Craveing y"" prayers to god for me in theese my undertakings 
that i maye be brought safe to you againe: Remembring my 
duty to you booth my love to my 3 children: & to my Bro- 
thers & sisters & Cosens. with my servis to M'' Rogers & 

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m'' norton & my love to goodman lord & m.y Respects to all 
my frinds Humbly Craveing all j" praj^ers I Commit yo" 
all to god & Rest j^ore obedient soun & very loveing father & 
brother frend & servant John Cogeswell: this letter i wroght 
in greate haist. 

"The superscripction is: 

"To his very Loveing father M'' John Cogeswell at his 
house in Ipesridge theese be dd in Esex. 

"This is A true Copy: of a Letter that my Brother John 
Cogeswell sent to my father from London 30*^ of march 1653." 
Copy made June 26, 1676. 

Goods lent to his tenant Henry Muddell:"^ One Iron pot, 

1 payr pottucks, 1 payr pot hangers, 2 spoones, 7 trayes, viss, 
spleete, 1 firkinge, 1 cherne, 2 barels, 1 payle, 1 powdring 
tub, 1 beere barell, 1 sive, 1 buter firkinge, 1 bed, 1 boulster, 

2 Coverings, 2 blankets & ye Cart & 3 chaires, one rope for 
a cart, 1 plow & irons, 3 yoakes, 1 chese presse, 1 grid iron, 
4 dishes, 1 stroying dish, 1 Cheese.j All were to be used upon 
his farm and to be returned when he came again, or at the 
year's end. Also 13 december 1653, 1 oure glass, 2 beetle 
rings & wedges. 

Lent to brother Waldoe, 1 feather bed, scillet, 1 payre of 
pot hangers. Debts due in Ipswich, to Goodman Scot, Abra- 
ham Foster, ould Foster, Mr. Wade, Mr. Batholimew, etc. 

Lent to my brother William, 1 payre of pot hooks, 1 booke, 
2 chayers, course cloth, 1 cheese moale, 2 trays, 1 suck botle. 

Lent to mj^ mother to be returned, one Chamber pott. 

Copy of indenture, dated Jan. 16, 1650, between Daniell 
Denisson, Robbert Payne, William Payne & William Barthol- 
mew, all of Ipswich, and John Cogswell, jr., of Ipswich, the 
former "farm letten " all the land commonly called the Neck, 
beyond Chebacho river, in Ipswich, "bounded by said River 
on the one side and by two great Creeks on the two other sides, 
and from the heads of the s*^ Creeks W^ was formerly bounded 
upon a streight line from either doth extend within two rods 
of the line that Divideth Ipswitch from Gloucester bound," 
which land was granted to the four men before mentioned by 
the town of Ipswich for the use of a free school in Ipswich 
forever, to John Cogswell, jr., for one thousand years; he 
Avas to pay annually 141i. in butter, cheese, beef, pork, and 
corn, at the meeting house in Ipswich, etc. Wit: Joseph 
Payne, Francis French, Joseph Noyes and John Payne. 

Abygarl Clarke, aged thirty-five j^ears, and Sarah Tuttell, 
aged thirty years, testified that their mother Elizabeth Cogs- 
well said that her daughter Cogswell, her son John's wife, 

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upon her death bed gave her charge of several small things 
to give her children, one gold ring, a silver spoon, a small 
silver heart and a small bundle of childbed linen, which she 
told deponents she faithfullj^ delivered to said children, all 
but the silver spoon which w^as lost, she knew not how nor 
where. Also that her son John Cogswell gave her a cradle 
and child's chair before he Avent to England. Sworn, June 
20, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Wm. Story, aged about sixty-six years, deposed that the 
house now in controversy was in a very bad condition, that 
cattle passed through it, and people were afraid that it would 
fall upon the cattle. About two years ago William Cogswell 
repaired the house on charge of Jno. Cogswell, in ground- 
selling and all other needed repairs without one cent of charge 
to said William. Sworn in court. 

Theoder Atkinson, aged about sixty-two years, deposed that 
the debt Jno. Cogswell, jr., owed him was paid by his brother 
William Cogswell about 1654. Sworn, May 13, 1676, before 
Edward Tyng,* assistant. 

James White, aged about thirty-nine years, deposed that 
after John Cogswell was of age the fence from the long bridge 
to John Burnum's bridge was standing, which at that time 
deponent considered worth 18d. per rod, and also two corn 
yards fenced, about a hundred rods, which vras standing after 
John Cogswell was of age, and worth about 51i. After John 
was of age, the house and barn were standing and made use 
of by him. Sworn, 22 : 4 : 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Bill of sale, dated Dec. 30, 1670, John (his mark) Cogswell 
of Ipswich to his uncle William Cogswell of Ipswich, eight 
pine trees and twelve white oaks growing on the farm on the 
other side of Chebaco river vrherever he pleases to take them, 
with liberty to cart them over the farm to a convenient place, 
also to cart away the logs that the town gave him, in consider- 
ation of 40s. received in part pay for a horse said John bought 
of Mr. John Hacks of Lin. Wit: John Hawkes* and Roberte 
Crosse.* 

Thomas Varny, aged thirty-five years, and James Whit, 
aged thirty-nine years, testified that after the death of John 
Cogswell, jr., his son John lived with his uncle William and 
was very sickly a greater part of the time. Said William and 
his wife had a fatherly and motherly care in teaching him in 
learning and in instructing him in the fear of God. Said Varny 
had heard John say that he had never wanted for meat, drink 
or apparel and said James while living in the house with him 
part of the time never heard John complain, etc. Sworn, 
22 : 4 : 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

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156 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [JunC 

Joannah Smith testified, she being with Mrs. Cogsv/ell the 
mother of John Cogswell at the birth of her last child, that 
she had a great deal of very good childbed linen and the house 
was well furnished with good household stuff, also silk gowns 
and petticoats, very good linen, costly laces and deponent 
observed a very good carpet, as she remembers it was a turkey 
work. Sworn in court. 

John Palmer, aged about thirty years, testified that Mr. 
Theodore Atkinson sold him to Mr, John Cogswell, jr., in Lon- 
don, for twelve years, and when he sent him to this country 
said Cogswell told him that he had paid for his passage, but 
upon arrival he understood that his master was dead and 
he was assigned to Mr. John Cogswell, sr., where he served 
part of the time until he was sold to Mr. Eps. Also that 
Elizabeth and Samuel Cogswell, then children, lived there at 
the same time, yet Elizabeth was competent to earn her own 
living and the boy was a sound, hale lad, both very ill-used 
as to diet and clothing, going very ragged and thin, barefooted 
and barelegged. There was a lad who came over in the ship 
with deponent named Georg Stimson, who said he was Mr. 
John Cogswell's servant and who came to Shebaco with them. 
Sworn, June 16, 1676, before Samll. Dalton,* commissioner. 

William Cogswell* certified as to the schooling which the 
three children of his brother John Cogswell had: "in the 
sumer 1653 to of the childering John and eleazbeth went to 
skoole to goodde CoUenses by his order in a letter from Ingland 
to put them to scoole and we the exseceters in trust paide her 
for theyer scooling: and in nouember 1653 and in the yeare 
folowing 1654 we kept ascoole dame in my fathers house: 
to teach my brother Cogswells Children and some other Chil- 
dren we keept her at our one cost: and after 1654 to Septem- 
ber 1659 we indevered to teach these childring in reading and 
in structing of them in the fear of god and in September 1659 
my mother came and lined in howcse with me in my family 
and made it her implyment to teach the children in the family 
whearof my cousen John Cogswell wase one of them: and 
in nouember 1659 my father and the rest of his family came 
and lived in the house with me in my family untel that time 
twelve muntes after: which was in 1660 and the rest of 
thayre implyment was to teach the children in the family to 
write and to reade: and from 1660 to 1663 my cousen John 
was instructed in writing and reading with the best indeuores 
we could in the family and he could read a chapter in the bible 
uery well and also in 1663 I had a man liueed with me which 
I gaue 12^' a yeare unto: that could wright and reade very 
well and I aded to his wages 8 or 10" and alowed him what 

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time he would to perphect my cusen John in his writing and 
spelling and of saruing his stops in reading: and in 1664 the 
Court in September gaue my cusen John leaue to chuse him 
selfe a gordion: which I apprehend a gordion is not to pay 
wages besides maintenance of the orfanc." 

William Story, sr., testified that at one time when John was 
in a cradle his uncle Waldo came to the house of William 
Cogswell and found fault with his attendance and deponent 
heard Waldo tell his sister Cogswell that if he died his blood 
would be required at their hands. Further that deponent had 
taken notice that his employment had been according to his 
age and going to his house on a cold morning, he saw said 
John eating turnips with none of the family with him, yet 
he never heard his uncle complain of any misbehavior nor 
of his being sickly. Sworn, June 26, 1676, before Daniel 
Denison.* 

Robert Cross, aged thirty-three years, deposed that when 
John Cogswell took possession of his land the house and 
barn upon it were tennantable, etc. Also that he bought 
eight choice trees, pine and oak, for 15s. of Samll. Cogswel, 
etc. Sworn, Nov. 2, 1675, before Daniel Denison.* 

James Whit, aged thirty-nine years, deposed that he felled 
three white oaks on the other side of Jebaco river. John Cogs- 
well challenged them to be his and would not let him carry 
them away without paying 12d. a tree, which he paid him for 
them. Sworn, 22 : 4 : 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Thomas Lovell deposed that he gave Mr. John Cogswell a 
letter of attorney to sell a house and a little land in old England 
and said Cogswell went to England to deponent's friends, as 
they later wrote him. The said friend gave Cogswell 13li. 
in silver to deliver to deponent, but Cogswell died on ship- 
board in coming to New England. Then deponent went to 
old Mr. Cogswell and demanded the money, but he refused 
to pay it. Then he went to Bostowne to Mr. Atkinson, who 
gave him a deposition taken by Mr. Bellingham, then deputy 
governor, from John Cogswell that he had received the money 
and it should be paid from his estate here, etc. Sworn, 
22 : 4 : 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

James Coleman, aged about thirty-five years, deposed that 
he had lived nearly twenty-one years near the house in con- 
troversy and that the house was not groundselled until John 
Cogswell had it done, neither was the barn repaired except 
when Wm. Cogswell had occasion to put some corn into it. 
Then he would put a board up to stop a hole or a little thatch 
with straw, etc. Sworn in court. 

Hannah, wife of Cornelius Waldo, deposed that John Cogs- 

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well, deceased, her brother, had but one feather bed which 
he left with her and which she returned to the executors, and 
that there were but two brass kettles and a skillet, and a very 
little pewter. She saw after her sister Cogswell's death very 
little linen which was damaged by mildew and she had but 
one silk gown much worn and worth but little. Sworn in court. 
James Collman testified that he lived with Mr. William 
Cogswell and carried away timber, etc. Sworn, Apr. 15, 

1675, before Daniel Denison.* 

James White testified that John Cogswell told him at his 
house that when he came home from Exetor he found a writing 
in his window, an account between his uncle and himself, 
which if his uncle could prove would make him 13011. in his 
uncle's debt. Sworn, 22 : 4 : 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Elisebeth (her mark) Wellman's receipt, dated June 30, 

1676, for a gold ring, childbed linen, three lace handkerchiefs 
and a pair of lace coifes from her grandmother Cogswell. 
Wit: Cornelius Waldo* and Hannah Waldo.* 

Jno. Kimball, jr., aged thirty years, deposed that he lived 
in the house with Elizabeth Cogsdell at John Wiat's for four 
years, and when she came from her grandmother's she could 
not read any chapter in the Bible, neither had she any other 
learning. She had very few clothes, especially shoes, which 
her dame Wiat was forced to buy for her immediately, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

William Story, sr., and Reienald Foster, jr., deposed that 
John Cogswell showed them three score pine trees on his 
farm which they upon measuring found would make seven 
hundred boards per tree, and thirteen white oaks which would 
make two hundred two-inch planks per tree. Sworn, Apr. 15, 

1675, before Daniel Denison.* 

Cornelius Waldo and his wife Hannah testified that when 
they took the farm there was only one dwelling house of their 
brother's upon it. Sworn in court. 

William Thomson, aged twenty-seven years, deposed that 
he lived with Mr. John Cogswell, sr., etc. Sworn, June 29, 

1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Edward Bragg testified that he had seen John go in a very 
beggarly condition both as to stockings and clothes, etc. 
Sworn, June 26, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Thomas Varny, aged about thirty-five years, deposed that 
John Cogswell told him that he had sold his uncle William 
two pine trees at 4s. to Deacon Haskell of Gloster, etc. Sworn, 
June 22, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

George Stimpson, aged about thirty-one years, deposed 
concerning his coming from England and that he lived here 

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with Mr. William Cogswell a quarter of a year and then went 
to Mr. Theodore Atkinson's in Boston but as to the terms, he 
knew not. Sworn, June 24, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Thomas Low, jr., aged about thirty-six years, deposed that 
he has lived not far from Mr. William Cogswell's, etc. Sworn, 
June 26, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

William Butler, aged about tvventy-two years, deposed 
that when he was a servant of Mr. William Cogswell, etc. 
Sworn, Apr. 15, 1675, before Daniel Denison.* 

John Atkinson, aged about forty ^^ears, deposed that John 
Palmer and George Stimson were servants of Mr. Theodore 
Atkinson in 1653, etc. 

Esther Cogsv\'ell, aged about nineteen years, daughter of 
William Cogswell, testified. Sworn, June 22, 1676, before 
Daniel Denison.* 

Thomas Varny and Abigal, his wife, both aged about thirty- 
two years, deposed that at their own house, etc. Sworn, 
22 : 4 : 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

Thomas Wade, aged about twenty-six years, testified. 
Sworn in court. 

Walter Roper, aged about sixty-five years, deposed that 
he was employed b}' John Cogswell's father to build him a 
house on the north side of Chebacco river and did "bed & 
board there" for a good space of time until a little before his 
mother died. That the house was well furnished with house- 
hold stuff, pewter and brass, three feather beds, a flock bed 
and suitable furniture, which he had cause to notice, being 
employed to take down and set up the bedstead. There 
were two good feather beds, one upon another which they 
laid upon before they came into the great house and deponent 
laid upon a feather bed also. There was a good store of table 
linen diaper and damask, and she had good clothes and change 
of linen, also plate, silver spoons, brass pans for milk used 
sometimes to cool wort in. Sworn in court. 

James Coleman, aged about thirty-four years, deposed that 
when John Cogswell was a bo}' of sixteen years he had to 
sweep the house, tend the children, wash the dishes, milk the 
cows and clean the cattle at Mr. Wm. Cogswell's, etc. Sworn, 
June 8, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

James White testified that he heard Samuel Cogswell sa}^ 
after he was of age that he sold his uncle a parcel of white 
oak timber to make cooper's ware, etc. Sworn, 22 : 4 : 1676, 
before Daniel Denison.* 

Robert Powell, aged about forty years or upwards, deposed 
that Mr. John Cogswell, jr., caused him to be brought into this 
country'' being bound to him in London for six years, and that 

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160 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

he lived here with WiUiam Cogswell after said John's decease 
a part of his term. The remainder of his term he redeemed 
by paying William 151i. Further that he heard his master 
John Cogswell say that he had two boy servants in another 
ship which accompanied them, and had seen him receive 191i. 
from Mr. Dean in London to pay for their passage to New 
England. Deponent by indenture was to receive lOli. at the 
expiration of six years which he never received, said William 
subtilely getting an acquittance from him, etc. Sworn, 
June 16, 1676, before Samll. Dalton,* commissioner. 

Thomas Fowler, aged about forty years, testified that Mr. 
John Cogswell, jr., caused him to be brought into this country, 
being bound to him in London for seven years, and afterward 
was forced to live with Mr. John Cogswell, sr., for seven years, 
and he redeemed part of his time by paying 15 or 161i., etc. 
Sworn, June 16, 1676, before Samuell Dalton,* commissioner. 
James White deposed. Sworn, 22 : 4 : 1676, before Daniel 
Denison.* 

Samuell Gedding and Joseph Gidding testified that they 
heard their father Gidding say that when they made the 
inventory of the estate there were no servants entered, but 
only two houses. Sworn in court. 

Reienalld Foster, jr., aged about forty years, testified that 
he had lived not far from Mr. William Cogswell's ever since 
his cousin John lived Math him, etc. Sworn, June 26, 1676, 
before Daniel Denison.* 

Account of the executors, John Cogswell, sr., and William 
Cogswell, of the estate of John Cogswell, jr., which Avas com- 
mitted to them in 7 mo. 1653: Paid to Mr. Theodore Atkinson 
for discharging in part certain bonds given by Jno. Cogswel, 
jr., to three men in England, Mr. Deane, Mr. Stevens and 
Mr. Goad, said Atkinson being their attorney, lOOli.; to Mr. 
John Cogswel, executor, 191i.; to goodman Lovel, for so much 
of his estate received in England by John Cogswell, jr., to be 
paid here, 131i.; to Mr. John Cogswel, sr., for keeping and 
nursing Samuel Cogswell, younger son of John Cogswell, 
jr., in 1652 before our Executorship began, the child bemg 
then 1 year old, and his father alive but in England and dying 
in coming over, lOli.; to Mordecai Larkam for arbitration, 
31i.; to Mr. Pain, 31i. Is. lOd.; paying debts at Boston, 31i. 
8s.; to goodman Bradstreet, 21i.; to Mr. Bartholmew, 21i.; 
to Abraham Foster, Hi. 3s.; constable. Hi. 3s.; to Mr. Wade 
Hi.; to Mr. Baker, 18s.; to old goodman Scot, 18s. 6d.; to 
goodman Archer, 12s.; to old goodman Foster, 3s. 3d.; to 
goodman white, 3s.; to goodman Andrews, 2s.; serving an 
execution on Joseph Armitage, with nothing recovered, lis.; 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 161 

serving an execution on Anthony Day at Gloster, 4s.; By 
these and other trials was found that striving to get these 
desperate debts did but wast the Estate Received, and no 
waies adde thereto: nor countervail charges disbursed about 
y"^ and as they crept into the Inventory without our appro- 
bation, except they were recoverable, so proving no real 
Estate to us; they may with better reason be discounted by 
the Executors, then they were entered by another hand for 
which is to be deducted out of the Inventory, 28U. 3s. 4d.; 
total, 190H. lis. 7d. 

Other debts due from the estate from the book of John Cogs- 
wel, one of the executors, now deceased: paid to Mr. Atkinson 
of Boston, 31i. lis. 8d.; to Mr. Scott? way of Boston, 41i.; 
to Mr. John Cogswel, sr., for tokens which Jno. Cogswel, jr., 
received for him in England of Doctor Tomson, Hi. 2s.; to 
goodman West, 21i. 10s.; to deacon Knolton, 15s. 6d.; to 
deacon Pengriff, 10s. 8d.; to George Hadley, 10s.; to good- 
man Coy, 4s. 6d.; to goodman Roff, 3s.; to goodman Duglass, 
3s.; to Samuel Tailor, 2s. 6d.; to Twifoot West, Is. 6d.; 
total, 13h. 14s. 4d. These real losses, deductions, etc., amount 
to 204K. 5s. Ud., which deducted out of the whole inventory, 
34111. 10s., leaves 137h. 4s. Id. Which is all the Estate left 
for defraying of future charges of the Executors, and bringing 
up the children in the fear of God, and to Learning, at school, 
till the 2 sonnes Jno. and Samll. were 10 yeers of age and the 
daughter 14 yeers old as expressed in the will. For my own 
charges, care, trouble, loss of time, etc., 40s. per annum. For 
children's diet, clothing, washing, lodging, tending and teach- 
ing: for the daughter Elizabeth, her first year being then six 
years old, lOh.; second, 91i. ; third, Sli.; fourth, 7h.; fifth, 
61i.; sixth, 5H.; seventh, 41i.; eighth, 31i.; ninth, being then 
fourteen years old, 21i.; total, 541i. For the younger son, 
Samll., for his first year, being then three years old, lOli. ; 
second, lOH.; third, Sli.; fourth, 8h.; fifth, 6h.; sixth, 61i.; 
seventh, 41i.; eighth, then ten years old, and to be put out 
apprentice, 41i.; total, 561i. For the elder son John, his 
first year being then four years old, lOli.; second, lOH.; third, 
81i.; fourth, 7U.; fifth, 6li.; sixth, 5K.; seventh, 4H.; total, 
501i. For John's boarding and schooling v/ith Mr. Andrews, 
2h. Sworn, 29 : 1 : 1676, by William Cogswell.* John Cogs- 
well,* Apr. 7, 1676, denied the truth of the foregoing account 
and did not accept it according to the judgment of the Court 
of Assistants at Boston. William Cogswell* added to the for- 
mer account: to the ferryman of Newbery, 3s. 6d. ; constable of 
Salem, 4s. lOd. Also that the entry of 141i. for two houses should 
have been two servants, which was a mistake of the scribe. 

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162 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Capt. Wm. Gerish v. Mr. Thomas Woodbridge. Defama- 
tion or slander. Verdict for plaintiff. To pay a fine unless he 
acknowledge his offence before the court in sajdng that the 
Capt. had cheated him and lied, and also make a like ac- 
knowledgment at Newbery on a lecture day within five weeks, 
openly in the meeting house before the congregation. Ap- 
pealed to the next Court of Assistants. Mr. Thomas Wood- 
bridge bound, with Mr. Dudly Bradstreet and Thomas Chand- 
ler as sureties.* 

Mr. Thomas Woodbridge v. Capt. Wm. Gerrish. Review 

Account returned by William Cogswell,! June 14, 1676, 
giving detail of the credits each year from 1653 to 1670 on 
account of Cornelius Waldo's lease of the farm, and the debits 
for charges of the children, the substance of which is con- 
tained in the foregoing testimony. 

Thomas Wadef and Thomas Varnyf certified that they 
were present with Mr. William Cogswell several times at the 
dwelling house of Mr. John Cogswell on June 15, 1676, and 
inquired for him to give him an account according to the 
Court of Assistants' judgment, but he could not be found and 
so they left it there. Wit: Cornelius Waldo, jr.f and Edward 
Cogs well, t Sworn by Varny before Daniel Denisonf and by 
Wade, in court. 

*Writ, dated 19 : 4 : 1676, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Joseph Webb,t marshal of Boston. 
Bond of Tho. Woodbridge. f 

Bill of cost, 31i. 13s. 4d. 

Daniell Luntt, aged about thirty-four years, deposed con- 
cerning what Woodbridge said about Gerrish, etc. Sworn, 
24 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Robert Lord, sr., aged about seventy-five years, deposed 
concerning a bill which Capt. Gerrish acknowledged and 
then denied, etc. Sworn, June 23, 1676, before Daniel Deni- 
son.f 

Henry Jaques,t aged about fiftj^-six years, testified that 
he was one of the jury in the action of defamation brought 
by Capt. William Gerrish against Mr. Thos. Woodbridge, and 
their verdict against Gerrish was given on account of the 
contradictory and untrue statements of said Gerrish. Wit: 
John Wellsf and Dudley Bradstreet. f Abraham Perkins 
testified to the same. Sworn, June 26, 1676, before Daniel 
Denison.f 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 163 

of a case tried at the last Ipswich court. Verdict for de- 
fendant. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Said 
Woodbridge bound, with Mr. Dudly Bradstreet and Ensign 
Tho. Chandler as sureties.* 

*Writ, dated June 17, 1676, signed by Dudley Bradstreet, f 
for the court, and served by Joseph Pike,t constable of New- 
bery, by attachment of a dwelling house, land, shed, ten acres 
of upland between Mr. Jno. Woodbridg's and Mr. Perses land, 
belonging to defendant, also his part of the bark of which 
Daniell Lunt is commander, sixteen or twenty acres of marsh 
and meadow, eastward of and near Newbery mill at the little 
river, six or eight acres between Ant. Morse's house and Richard 
Brown's pasture, also seven cows, a dung-fork, two yokes 
and a chain at Capt. Gerrish's usual dwelling place, a cupboard, 
a great chair, table and a dog. 

Bill of cost, 4s. 

John Knight and Thomas Knight deposed that there were 
many particulars behind for which Woodbridge had not given 
the Captain credit, and upon Woodbridge demanding what 
they were, John Knight replied that cousin Thomas Noyce's 
llli. 10s. was one and the old bark of Badger's which he sold 
for lOli., was another and the third was an interest in Sterling's 
vessel, all of which Woodbridge owned. Thomas Noyce tes- 
tified that the llli. 10s. was to be paid in barley at his father 
Peirce's, etc. Sworn, 26 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t 
assistant. 

Tristram Coffine, aged forty-four years, testified concerning 
the accounts. Sworn in court. 

Richard Dole, aged fifty-two years, deposed concerning the 
ossenbrige purchased, etc. Sworn in court. 

Daniel Lunt, aged about thirty-five years, testified con- 
cerning taking on his boat to Boston ninety-eight bushels of 
malt worth 3s. 6d. per bushel which he delivered to Mr. Thomas 
Woodbridg. Sworn, 24 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t 
assistant. 

Ricd. Dole, aged fifty-two j^ears, testified concerning dis- 
cussion of the account at Hugh Marches house. Sworn in 
court. 

Nicholas Noyes deposed. Sworn in court. 

Henery Tuckexbury, aged about fifty years, deposed that 
he being indebted to Capt. Gerrish for 51i., Woodbridge de- 
sired him to work about a "wessel" which he had building, 
he agreed to pay the 51i. to Gerrish, etc. Sworn, 26 : 4 : 1676, 
before Simon Bradstreet. f 

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164 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Juiie 

Mr. Tho. Woodbridg v. Capt. Wm. Gerrish. Unjust 
molestation. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

Jno. Dole, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed con- 
cerning witnessing the payment of goods by Mr. Woodbridge 
to Capt. Gerrish. Sworn in court. 

Tristram Coffin, aged forty-four years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

Caleb Moody deposed that by order of Capt. Gerish he paid 
malt to Goodman Chease of Hamton, boatman, to the value 
of 20s. or 30s. for freight of a parcel of goods, which Gerish 
told him were Woodbridge's goods. This was two years 
ago the last spring. Sworn, 27 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hath- 
orne,t assistant. 

Richard Dole, aged about fifty-two years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

Hugh March, t aged about fifty-four years, deposed. Sworn, 
26 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

John Atkisson, aged about forty years, deposed that the 
malt delivered at Boston Avas sold by Mr. Woodbridge to Mr. 
John Viall.t Sworn in court. 

Richard Dole, aged fifty-two years, deposed. Mr. Deane 
and Mr. Dudley Bradstrect mentioned. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Gerrish testified that his father paid him 36s. in 
money for Mr. Thomas Woodbridge which he said Wood- 
bridge owed deponent on account of a horse. Sworn, 27 : 
4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Moses Gerrish, aged twenty years, deposed that Woodbridge 
had 31i. of powder of his father, etc. Sworn, 26 : 4 : 1676, 
before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Tho. Woodbridge'sf order to Capt. Gerrish, May 4, 1674, 
to let Goodman Sawer have eight thousand shingle nails and 
two thousand board nails, and Will. Sayear'sf receipt. Sworn 
in court. 

Tho. Woodbridge'sf order to Capt. Gerrish, May 2, 1674, 
to let Joshua Boynton have 1 M. shingle nails and 1 M. board 
nails. Sworn in court. 

Nails delivered by Wm. Gerrish, f on order of Woodbridge, 
Mar. 1673-4, to Samuell Mody, Goodman Somersby, Joseph 
Bointon, Wm. Sayre, Mr. Pearce, Thomas Rogers, Ensign 
Greinleife, Mr. Dumer, John Indian. Sworn in court. 

Tho. Woodbridge'sf order to Capt. Gerrish to let Good- 
man Somerbee have 3 M shingle nails and 1 M board nails, 
with Anthony Somerby'sf receipt. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated June 17, 1676, signed by Dudley Bradstreet,f 

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1676J records' and files 165 

John Clifford v. John Hoeman. Debt. Verdict for plain- 
tiff.* 

John Clifford v. John Legroe. Debt. Verdict for plain- 
tiff. To be paid in fish.f 

for the court and served by Joseph Pike,| constable of New- 
bury. 

Thomas Woodbridge's bill of cost, 17s. 8d. 

Theophilus Willson, aged about seventy-five j'^ears, tes- 
tified that about eight days before the last Ipswich court 
Capt Gerrish arrested Mr. Woodbridge for slander in an 
action of l,0001i., and not giving security said Woodbridge was 
brought to deponent who was keeper of the prison, and was 
kept imprisoned eight days. Sworn, June 26, 1676, before 
Daniel Denison.J 

John Knight, aged fifty-one years, deposed that the last 
spring the constable of Neubery attached a parcel of iron of 
Mr. Woodbridge's which the latter shipped aboard Daniell 
Lunt's boat. Immediately after the iron was attached, 
Capt. Gerrish sent deponent to Woodbridge to tell him what 
iron he had present use for about his vessel he should have, 
weighing it. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Pike, aged about thirty-seven years, testified con- 
cerning serving the attachments, the first time on two tons 
which proved to be Mr. Page's etc. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Pike, I aged about thirty-seven years, deposed that 
he weighed out for Ensign Greenleif 3001i. of the iron which 
he delivered to Woodbridge's men who were employed on 
the vessel now called Mr. Dumer's, etc. Sworn in court. 

Stephen Grenlef, aged about forty-seven years, deposed 
that the constable brought the iron which was attached to 
deponent's shop, etc. Sworn in court. 

Major Denison and Marshal Lord affirmed in court that 
Woodbridge was put in prison. 

*Writ, dated June 15, 1676, signed by Hilliard Veren,J 
for the court, and served by Henery Skerry, J marshal of 
Salem, by attachment of fish in piles and on flakes. 

John Clifford's bill of cost, Hi. 5s. 4d. 

Bond, dated Feb. 20, 1673, given by John (his mark) Homan 
to John Clifford of Salem, for 31i. 9s. 8d., to be paid in refuse 
cod fish. Wit: Jacob AUinJ and Elizabeth Allin.t Sworn 
by Jacob AUin, 19 : 4 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

fWrit, dated June 15, 1676, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, t marshalof Salem, 
by attachment of fish in piles on the Island and on flakes. 

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166 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Maj. Samuell Apleton v. Oliver Purchas. Verdict for 
plaintiff, the defendant to give possession of the Iron works, 
land, etc., according to mortgage.* 

John Clerferd's bill of cost, Hi. 10s. 4d. 

Bond, dated Feb. 26, 1674-5 given by John (his mark) 
Loegro of Salem, fisherman, to his master John Clifford, for 
lOli., and in consideration of a maid bought of his said master 
having three years and two or three months to serve; said 
Legro was to pay in fish. Wit: John Beckettf and Elizabeth 
Allin.f Sworn in court. 

*Writ: Maj. Samuel Appleton of Ipswich v. Oliver Pur- 
chas; for keeping him out of possession or refusing to yield 
him possession of that part of the Iron works and lands, be- 
longing to Mr. John Paine of Boston, now deceased, which 
works are in Lynn and now the property of said Samuel, by 
mortgage, etc.; dated June 19, 1676; signed by Robert Lord,t 
for the court; and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich, 
by attachment of Indian corn, English corn, swine, a horse, 
mare, yokes, plow, chain and timber of the fortification, etc. 

Demand, dated May 15, 1676, of Samuell Appletoii, jr., 
of Ipswich, one of the legatees of his grandfather Mr. William 
Payne of Boston, merchant, deceased, who bequeath to him 
SOOli. by will, v/hich sum was secured by John Payne of Bos- 
ton, merchant, executor of Mr. William Payne's estate by 
mortgage of the Iron works at Lj^n, with all appurtenances, 
to said Samuel's father, Mr. Samuell Appleton of Ipswich, in 
behalf of him, who had now reached the age of twenty-one 
years and now desired his legacy from Mr. Oliver Purchase 
of Lynn who was now in possession of the Iron works, etc. 
Wit: Hugh March,! John (his mark) Trask and John Dodg.f 

Mr. Samuell Apleton's bill of charges. Hi. 15s. 

Lift. Samuell Appleton and Hanah Paine were married 
Apr. 2, 1651. Hannah, daughter of Samuell Appleton, was 
born Jan. 9, 1651; Judeth, their daughter was born Aug. 19, 
1653; and Samuell, their son, was born 3:9: 1654. Copy 
from the vital records of Ipswich made, June 24, 1676, by 
Robert Lord,t recorder. 

Copy of mortgage deed, dated Jan. 20, 1663, given by John 
Paine of Boston, merchant, in consideration of several legacies 
amounting to 1,500H., payable according to the will of "my 
Deare father William paine," to the three children of Samuell 
Apleton of Ipswich, gentleman, all his interest in the Iron 
works at Linn, except the wool, coal, ore, sows, pigs, bar iron, 
scales, weights, etc. Wit: Thomas Danforth, Joell Tatooins, 

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1676J RECORDS AND FILES 167 

John Brimblecom v. Mary Kemball, widow and adminis- 
tratrix of her late husband Henry Kemball. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff.* 

Mr. Maxemillion Gallop [assignee of Wm. Bartholmew. — 
Waste Book.] v. John Barber. Debt. Verdict for plaintiff.f 

Caleb Cheshehte and John Evens. Sworn, Jan. 21, 1663, 
before Daniell Gookins. Copy made by Hilliard Veren,t 
cleric. 

*Writ: John Brimblecomb of Marblehead v. Mary, widow 
of Henry Kemble of Boston, and administratrix of his estate; 
debt; dated at Boston, May 31, 1676; signed by Edward 
Tyng,| assistant; and served by Joseph Webb,| marshal of 
Suffolk. Bond of Mary Kemble. J 

Bond, dated June 4, 1675, given by Henry Kemble§ of Bos- 
ton to John Brimblecomb of Marvellhead, fisherman, for 121i. 
Wit: Thomas Kemblet and Samuell Severans.| Receipt, 
dated Oct. 9, 1675, for 61i. of the foregoing, signed by Phillip 
(his mark) Brimblecom, for his father. Wit: John DavesJ 
and Marke Round. 

Edward Hoeman, aged about thirty-five years, testified 
that he saw Henry Kemball write upon the back side of the 
bill the amount paid in part. Sworn in court. 

Jno. Brimblecomb's bill of charges. Hi. Is. 8d. 

fWrit: Maximilian Gallop, assignee of Wm. Barthelmew of 
Boston V. Jno. Barbor, bodicemaker; debt; dated June 21, 
1676; signed by John Davenport, | for the court; and served 
by Returne Waite.J deputy marshal. Bond of John Bar- 
ber| and Josiah Cooper. J 

Returne Waite, aged thirty-four years, deposed that he 
saw Barbar pay Gallop, etc. Sworn, June 26, 1676, before 
Edward Tyng,J assistant. 

Copy of bond, dated Dorchester, Feb. 6, 1663-4, given by 
John Barber and Hannah (her mark) Barber of Dorchester, 
Dorset, bodice-maker, and Hannah Barber, wife of said John, 
"fully resolueing both our selues & fouer of our children to take 
passage this season on the ship John of weymouth, now bound 
for new England in America, & haueing not at p''sent where- 
withall to satisfie for our seuerall passages ere wee goe hence," 
to Maximillian Gallop of Dorchester, merchant, "who goes on 
the s'' shipp," for 301i., in New England money or fish, to be 
paid within fifteen days after arrival, at the house of Mr. John 
Croade, merchant, in Salem. Wit: John Cole and Thomas 
Meggs. Max. Gallop assigned this bond, 21 : 9 : 1674, to 
Anthony Chickley. Wit: John Tamor. Anthony Checkley 

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168 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

John Legg took the oath of a sealer and searcher of leather 
for the town of Marblehead. 

John Millett was sworn constable of Gloster. 

Administration upon the estate of George Gettings (also, 
Geddings) was granted to Jane, the relict, who was ordered 
to bring in an inventor}^* to the next Salem court. 

reassigned the foregoing assignment, Jan. 19, 1675 to Maxa- 
million Gallop. Wit: Returne Waite. Max. Gallop assigned 
the amount of the bond not paid, Apr. 14, 1676, to William 
Bartholmew. Wit: Jno. Couper and Jno. Butler. William 
Bartholmew assigned the assignment, June 19, 1676, to Max- 
amillian Gallop. Wit: Jno. Greene and Returne Waite. 
Receipts given by Max. Gallop for payments. Copy made by 
Hilliard Veren,t cleric. 

* Inventory of the estate of George Giddings, late of Ipswich, 
appraised June 19, 1676 by John Whipple, sr.,t Henry Benetf 
and Nathaniell Wells :t his waring Clothes, wollin & Linon, 
71i.; money & platte, 41i. 10s.; housing with Comonidg, 601i.; 
in the parlor, a beed sted with a fether beed & what belongs 
to it, llli.; cubbord with drawers, 21i. 10s.; table, two chayers 
4 cushins, Hi. 18s.; boxe, one baskit, truncke, 12s.; 6 yds. 
of Cloth, Hi. 10s.; more of the same, 7s. 6d.; pewter, 41i.; 
a table cloth & 6 napkins. Hi.; two payer of pillowbeers, two 
towels, tablecloth, Hi. 6s.; one payer of sheetes. Hi.; fower 
payer of sheets, small table cloth, Hi. 10s.; 3 payer of pillow 
beers with other linen. Hi. 10s. 6d.; beedsted with a fetherbeed 
& three blankits, 71i. 10s.; an old table, one old chest, 5s.; 
trundle beed with what belongs to itr, 21i. 15s.; sheeps wooll, 
1401b., 71i.; flax, yerne & flaxe with som tooe, Hi.; old tubes, 
2s. 6d.; 10 bush, of Indian Corne, 2 bush of malt, 21i. 3s.; 
3 sackes, one bush, of wheat, 12s. 6d. ; one sadle and bridle 
& pilion. Hi. 4s.; tubes & Keelers, Hi.; pailes, trayes, other 
wood dishis. Hi. Is.; old Cubbard, 10s.; smalle table & 4 
Chayers, 10s.; a Copper, one cetle, 2h. 5s.; two Iron potes, 
Hi. 7s.; two tramels, two payer of pott hooks, lis.; an Iron 
barr, payer of Andjrons, 16s.; slice, paire of tonges, 4s.; mor- 
ter & two sciUits, 10s.; tin ware, 10s.; one worming pann, 
one payer of belis, 7s. 6d.; one smothing Iron, with heaters, 
3s.; Chespres, 8s.; gridiron, lis.; two spining wheels with 
cardes, lis.; Ches moats & sives & spits, 13s. 6d.; powdering 
tub, two barrels, 7s. 6d.; a Cherne, a runlit, 7s.; bookes, 2h. 
seed plow, 9s.; two Chaires, two yoacks with Irons, 19s. 
Cart & wheeles with spanshakle, 21i.; beetle with ringes 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 169 

Tho. Kemboll being slain by the Indians, administration 
upon his estate was granted to Mary, the relict, who was 
ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

Elyas Henly was appointed administrator of the estate of 
Peter Baroone, who was slain in the war against the Indians, 
and was ordered to fulfill the mind and will of deceased as ex- 
pressed in that writing given in and proved as his act and 
deed.* 

Vinson Stilson, jr., being complained of for abusive and 
uncivil carriages toward Elizabeth, wife of Charles Gibbs, the 
latter asked for trial by jury. The jury found said Stilson 
guilty of great incivility to divers women and he was fined. f 

Nicholas Pickett and Damoris his wife, presented for for- 
nication before marriage, were to be whipped or pay a fine. 

[Bartholmew Foster, for going in his boat on the Lord's day 
loaded from the head of the little river, -was fined. — Waste 
Book.] 

Marra Hathorne, presented for fornication, was sentenced to 
be whipped or pay a fine. 

5 wedgis, one axe, 14s.; 9 Cows & 3 hayfers, 361i.; thre two 
yer old hayfers, 4 oxen, 271i.; one yearling, 6 Calves, 31i. 10s,; 
60 sheep, 40 Lames, 271i.; one hors, 3 maares, one year old, 
coult & two foales, 81i. ; 6 swine, 41i. ; poark, backen & cheese, 
butter, 31i. 10s.; 152 accers of Land, 760U.; 6 accers of march 
at Plom iland, 121i.; total, 102111. 12s. 6d. Debts owing from 
the estate, 241i. 

*Inventory of the estate of Peter Barron, appraised Nov. 
26, 1675, by Nathanel WaltonJ and James Dennes:| one was- 
cotte, pare of breshes & Jakett of stufe, 21i. ; a pare of ould stuf e 
briches & 2 pare of wolling drayers, 7s. 6d.; ould carsy cotte 

6 breshes & one wascot of penestone, 16s.; one hatte & cape, 
4s.; 2 fishing Linnes, 4s.; one pare of stockins & gloves, 3s.; 
two long neckcloth & hancershers, 9s. 6d.; one winter shirt 
& drayers, 14s.; 2 cors shirts & one ould pare Drayers, 10s.; 
one green ruge & one blankett. Hi. 8s.; one cheast, 5s.; mony 
sellver, 31i. 7s.; total, lOli. 8s. Debts due: to vini vinson, 
17s.; to Mr. William Browne, sr., IH. 16s.; to Cristopher 
Lattemore, Hi. 12s.; to John Furbush, 15s.; total, 51i. 

fCharles Gibs' bill of cost, fees to witnesses, Joan Roads, 
EHzabeth Smith, Sarah Roads, Rebeckah Hewett, etc., 2H. 
4s. 9d. 

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170 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Juiie 

Rebecka, wife of Robert Ingolls, presented for fornication 
before marriage, was sentenced to be whipped or pay a fine. 

Court gave judgment upon the settlement of the estate of 
Capt. Thomas Lothrop, of which Bethiah, the widow, was 
administratrix, being moved by the petition of Mr. Ezekiell 
Cheevers, as follows: that all the estate remain in the widow's 
hands during her life; after her decease, the farm called Maj. 
Hathorn's to be Sara Gott's; the housing, ten acre lot and 
appurtenanc, after the widow's decease, to be for the use of 
the ministry in Beverly forever; that the debts and legacies 
were to be paid, and the lands and meadows expressed in 
the inventory, being understood to be the lands in the woods, 
after the decease of the widow, were to be given to Ellenor, 
wife of Mr. Eze. Cheevers and her heirs; the rest of the estate 
to be sold for the benefit and disposal of the said Bethia. 

Upon further consideration, court found that Capt. Lothrop 
intended the legacies of 401i. bequeathed to Noah Fisk and the 
four youngest children of Joshua Rea should be paid out of 
the land in the woods towards said Rea's farm, which is part 
of that land assigned by the court to Mr. Cheevers. It was 
therefore ordered, with the consent of Mr. Grafton and his 
wife, the relict of the said Capt. Lathrop, that Mr. Cheevers 
should have present possession of all the lands formerly al- 
lotted to him by this court, excepting only the land in Beverly 
belonging to and now used with the house there, said Cheevers 
paying the legacies of 401i.; also that what disbursements 
should be laid out upon the house and land in Beverly by 
Mr. Grafton, should be repaid by the said town to whom 
the house and land were given, after the death of Mrs. Grafton. 
This judgment was to be submitted to the General Court 
for approbation. 

Administration upon the estate of Tho. Allexander, who 
was slain in the war, M-as granted to Samuell Ebborne, sr., 
who brought in an inventory* which was allowed. 

^Account of what Thomas Alexander left in Salem when 
he was pressed away with Captain Lathopp upon the coun- 
try's service, appraised June 30, 1676, by John Loonies and 
William Traske, and allowed 30:4:1676, in court: six 
bushell of come, 18s.; due from John Mecarter, 10s.; a young 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 171 

Remember Samons being bound over to this court to answer 
for committing fornication, confessed and charged Thomas 
Greene with the act, and was ordered to be whipped. 

Thomas Greene bound over to this court, denied the fact, 
but was adjudged the reputed father of the child, lately born 
and was ordered to pay for the maintenance of the child in 
corn at 3s. per week.* 

Mr. Thaddeus Riddan had license granted him to keep a 
pubHc house of entertainment to sell beer, wine and cider.f 

Capt. Richard More had his former license renewed that 
was granted him at Ipswich, with this addition, to sell wine to 
strangers only. 

Upon Wm. Curtice's complaint against Tho. Preston, the 
parties concerned were to be summoned to appear at the 
adjournment, Goodman Holt, Tho. Preston and his brother. 

horse, Hi. 10s.; another very good horse prest upon the coun- 
trey service, 31i.; eight yards of irish cloth, 12s.; a coat, 7s.; 
3 shirts & 2 pair of drayrs, 7s.; 3 coats, 5s.; one capp. Is. 
6d.; due to him for his time in the country service. Hi. 16s.; 
3 old horse shoes, Is.; total, 91i. 7s. 6d. 

*Christopher Waller, aged about fifty-six years, deposed 
that upon a lecture day he went into the house of Benjamin 
Felton to speak with him, but both he and his wife were gone 
to the meeting. Deponent saw there Thomas Green sitting 
by the bedside smoking tobacco, also Remember Salmon and 
Elisabeth Felton who went in immediately before him. When 
lecture was ended he went in again and found them still there. 
Sworn, 22 : 9 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne,| assistant. 

Elizabeth Felton, aged twenty-one years, deposed that 
she, going into her uncle Benjamin Felton's house to inquire 
for a pair of shoes left there for her, saw Thomas Greene and 
the widow Salmon, her mother and father having both gone 
to the meeting. Sworn, 22 : 9 : 1675, before Wm. Hath- 
orne,t assistant. 

Elizabeth Kitchen, aged fifty-three years, and Rebecka 
Downton, aged forty-five years, deposed that they were with 
Remember Samons when her last child was born and she 
declared that Thomas Greene was the father of it, etc. Sworn, 
1:5: 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

t Moses Mavericke,! Richard Reith and William Beale,| 
selectmen of Marblehead, June 26, 1676, granted the license 
upon request of Mr. Thaddeus Riddan. 

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172 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Humphry Woodbery was licensed to sell wine at retail out 
of doors.* 

Administration upon the estate of Hen. Coleborne was grant- 
ed to Sara Coleborne, the relict, who brought in an inventory. f 

Several of the constables of Salem complaining that there 
were several persons in their town so very poor that they 
were not able to pay their rates, court advised that the select- 
men take care that their country rates be made good without 
rating such as are not solvent. 

Henry Jackman, complained of for living from his wife 
in an uncivil and disorderly way, was admonished for attempt- 
ing to marry and ordered to return speedil}^ to his wife upon 
the penalty which the law requires. J 

*John Rayment, sr.,§ Samuell Corning§ and Peter Wood- 
bery,! selectmen of Beverly, July 12, 1676, approved the re- 
quest of Humphry Woodbarey. 

tinventory of the estate of Henry Colburne, appraised June 
26. 1676, by Richard Croade§ and Henry West, and allowed 
30 : 4 : 1676 upon oath of the widow Sara: a bed, being an 
old bed & but half feathers, a coverled & blanket well worne, 

1 pr. of sheetes, 4 old pillowes, an old sett of Curtains & val- 
lents & ye bedsteed very little worth, 31i. 10s.; a Trundle 
bed being a straw bed with ye old Rugg & Blankett & ye other 
Small matter belonging to it, 15s.; 5 old pillowbeers, 5s.; 

2 paire of sheetes well worne, Hi.; one Table cloth above half 
worne out, 2s.; one chest, 8s.; an old Trunke, 3s.; an old 
warming pan, an old kettle & an old skillett, 12s.; Iron pott 
& pott hangers, fire shovell & a broken paire of Tongs, a grid 
Iron, an old pr. bellowes & Fryeing pan, 13s.; old beare ves- 
sell, 3 Tubbs & a Little salt beefe, 6s.; 3 qrt. earthen Juggs, 
2 old Candlesticks, 2 old pewter potts, a Little old pewter & 
old Jarr, 5s.; 4 Small pewter platters, 10s.; 2 earthen platters, 
2s.; an old Cubbard, 2 Joyne stooles & an old Table, 5s., an 
old cradle, 2 old Sea chests, & 4 or 5 old chaires, 4s.; 2 old 
Sives & a little old Woodden ware, 3s.; an old hatchet & 2 
henns, 2s.; debts owing from Henry Frend, 10s., Richard 
Richards, 4s.; Wm. Shaw, 2s.; Nathaniel Felton, Is. 6d.; 
total, lOli. 2s. 6d. "What my husband carried with him to 
Virginea but it being I am sure ye most of his estate I cannot 
giue acct. of Neither can I giue an Exact acct. of what my 
husbands debts are." 

JEdward Peggey, aged about thirty years, deposed that he 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 173 

Court being informed that Mary Knights of Manchester 
was very poor and herself and children were in great need, 
it was ordered that the committee of militia of Beverly and 
the selectmen of Manchester forthwith take care that they 
ma}^ be relieved and not suffer. 

[George Borland had his license granted to sell beer and 
cider to travellers. — Waste Book.] 

Theophilus Bayly, EUinor Hollingworth and Richard Nor- 
man had their licenses renewed for keeping an ordinary. 

Steephan Haskett, Mr. Jon. Higgenson, Mr. Moses Maverick, 
Mr. William Browne, jr., Capt. John Corwin, Mr. John Gedney, 
Mr. Timothy Lindoll, Mr. Wm. Bowditch and Mr. Samll. 
Ward had their licenses for drawing strong water renewed. 

Mr. John Hathorne and Mr. Christopher Lattamore had 
their former licenses renewed. 

Daniell Cleark of Topsfeild was licensed to keep a public 
house of entertainment for the ensuing year. 

Joseph King being slain in the wars against the Indians, 
administration upon his estate was granted to Mr. John Ruck, 
who brought in an inventor}^* which was allowed. 

being bound for England, Henery Jackman "desired me to 
carey a Letter for him to his wife which acording to his desire 
i ded and when I came to deliuer it to y^ wife of Henery Jack- 
man shee asked me how hur husband did taking up a Littell 
Child into her aremes saing though my hosband is ashamed 
of me he nede not bee ashamed of his Child with manej^ other 
wordes to that purpos and she desired me to carry hur a Letter 
to hur husband wich this deponent did and deLiuerd it to 
him then I was informed that he kept Compeney Avith y^ 
dafter of goodman Stanton that Liueth at brushe hille I 
went to his hous and tould y'' maid that Henery Jackman was 
a maried man in England She semed to me to be troubled 
wishing that she had neuer seene him and since y^ deponent 
see y^ aboue said Henery in person and bought a saruant maid 
of dockter waldon of boston and it was reported that he bought 
hur with an intent to marey hur I hearing of it went to him 
and tould him that I would acquaint the magstraits ore Gou- 
fernor with it and I haue not senn him since tell this very day 
seing him by accedent I called to him and he w^ould giue me 
no answar but after wardes he came to M'' Gedneys where 
I was I asked him wether he was maried he answared that it 
may be hee v/as or to that porpos." SMorn in court. 

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174 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Richard Sibly dying intestate, administration upon his 
estate was granted to Hanna, the relict, who made oath to 
the inventory* brought in. She was to pay to the seven 
children, Samuell, Hana, Sara, Damaris, John, Mary and 
Elizabeth, 31i. each, at age or marriage, Samuell to have a 
double portion, the house and ground to be security. 

Capt. Lawtrup in the wars against the Indians, taken 13 : 
4 : 1676 by Hilliard Veren, sr.f and John Rucke, sr.,t and 
allowed 30 : 4 : 1676, upon oath of Mr. John Ruck: one ould 
Cloath Coate, 10s.; 2 pair of shoues, 9s.; 3 pair of women 
drawrs, 7s.; a large wascote & Briches Worne, 16s.; Coate 
& Briches of stuf, 21i.; 2 Colard & 1 white neckcloth, A hank- 
echer, 1 pr. glovs, a card buttens & 2 yds. Inkle & a feue to- 
baco pipes, 5s.; hatt, 5s.; 3 pair ould stockens, 4s.; lOli. 
Tobacco, 4s. 4d.; 1 pair pocketts, 6d.; 6 shirts, 15s.; 2 pair 
wore Cloth Briches, 12s.; 2 wascoats, 10s.; 4 Rubstons, 12d.; 
1 pair ould drawes, 12s.; cash, 22s.; 2 chests, 8s.; 3 ould 
seithes, 4s. 6d.; due from the widow Spooner for work, 21i. 
10s.; total, 91i. 4s. 2d. Due from the country for the time 
he was out upon the service with Captain Lawtrup, 6 weeks, 
and 3 dayes at 6s. per week. Hi. 18s. 6d. Debtor for his diet 
had of the widow Spooner for 40 weeks at 4s. per, 81i. 

*Inventory of the estate of Richard Sibley, allowed 30 : 4 : 
1676, upon oath of the widow: dwelling house and barn with 
the Ground belonging to it, 601i. ; two feather beds w'*" Cloths 
belonging to them, 81i.; Bedsteds, 18s.; one hat & wearing 
Apparell, 31i. 2s. 6d.; pewter, 14s.; earthen ware, 5s.; Brass, 
skellets, worming pan & spoons, 14s.; Glasses, 2s.; two old 
selves, a frying pan & Smothing Iron, 6s.; two Iron pots, 14s.; 
one Iron Ketle, 14s.; two Ruggs, 15s.; a pr. of Andiarns, 8s.; 
fire shovell, tongs, hakes, pot hooks & Gridiron, Hi. 3s., spitt, 
2s.; 3 saws, 8s.; pr. of Bellows & a pail, 2s.; five old Axes, 
lis.; two drawing knives & two round Shaves and a hollow- 
ing tool, 10s.; two old ladders & Meal vessells, 5s. 6d.; two 
adsess, 7s.; two Smal frows, 2s.; two bigger frows, 3s.; one 
Auger, 2s.; & three hammers, 4s.; paire of Chezells & Goudge, 
4s.; a hollowing tool & pincers, 4s.; three old hoes, 3s.; 6 
old chaires, 6s.; looking Glass, 2s.; one Winscot chest, 15s.; 
another chest & box, 12s.; an old Trunke, 3s.; two spining 
wheels & a p of cards, 10s.; smal table, 4s.; an old smal bed 
& Covering & pillows, 20s.; five sheets, 24s.; parcel of house 
lining, 16s.; 6 pound of yearn at 2s. p pound, 12s.; 5 pound 
of cotten woll, 3s. 9d.; 9 pound of flax, 6s. 9d.; 3 pound of 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 175 

Mr. Edmund Batter, administrator of the estate of Abell 
Oseer, swore to the inventory* which he brought in, and was 
ordered to pay the remainder of the estate after the bills were 
paid to the brother of the deceased, John Oseef (also, Osuf), 
who acknowledged satisfaction. 

John Silsby dying intestate, Bethia, the relict, was appointed 
administratrix, and she made oath to the inventoryf which 
she brought in. She was ordered to pay to her son John, 201i. 
at age, and the house was to be given for security. 

Elizabeth Pickman, relict of William Pickman, was appointed 
administratrix of her husband's estate and made oath to the 



woolen yearn, 6s., and a brish, 6d.; 2 Bed Curtains, 10s.; 
one Cow & a heifer, 51i. 10s. ; total, 941i. Is. 

*Inventory of the estate of Abell Osier, who was slain in 
the fight with the Indians, taken by Simon HorneJ and Wil- 
liam Ropes,t and allowed 28 : 4 : 1676 upon oath of Mr. Ed- 
mond Batter: serdge suet & fustian drawers, 21i.; shirt & 
other linen, 7s.; 2 p gloves, 2s., & old stocking, 12d., 3s.; 
1 Bible, 2s.; knife & Inckhorne, 6d.; 20 bisket, 16d.; Chest, 
4s.; carpenters Tools, 4s.; total, 3li. Is. lOd. To worke don 
for the new meeting house for Mr. Nicolet, 51i. Is. 6d. Debts, 
to Mr. Phill. Cromwell, 41i. 6s. 6d.; Rats pd. to Constable 
Marsten, Hi. 3s.; Symon Home, Hi. 10s.; to Jno. Norman, 
2s.; total, 61i. Is. 6d. 

flnventory of the estate of John Silsby, taken June 26, 
1676 by Hilliard Veren, sr.,t and Edmond Feveryeare,t and 
allowed 30 : 4 : 1676, upon oath of Bethiah, the widow: dwel- 
ling house with ground belonging, oOli.; fether bed, rug, cur- 
tains, bedsted, 5H.; 2 pr. sheetes, 20s.; 1 doz. napkins & 6 
towells, Hi. 15s.; 3 shirts, 12s.; 3 pc. old linen drawers, 5s.; 
3 pr. pillow beers, 5s.; a carpett, 15s.; 4 pr. old & 1 pr. new 
stockens, 10s.; 2 pr. old cards, 3s.; wearing apparrell, 50s.; 
a hatt, 4s. ; 5 old neckcloath, 2s. 6d. ; 3 chests, 20s. ; marrenrs 
Instruments & callender, 14s.; 6 flag chaires, 6s., a cradle, 
5s., a stoole table, 30d., 13s. 6d.; 1 pr. tonges, fire pan, hake, 
5s.; Iron pott, 5s.; Skillett, 3s.; pewter, 6s.; earthware, 2s.; 
spoones, trenchers & lumber, 3s.; glasses & an old case, 2s.; 
Corne, 24s.; a box Iron, 2s.; a gun & sword, 20s.; 3 baskett, 
2s.; a bible & 2 old bookes, 5s.; the estate is creditt, 18s.; 
a Cow, 50s.; 5 sheepe & 2 lambs, 45s.; a mare, 20s.; more 
on sea bede & Covering, 10s.; total, 741i, 16s. The estate is 
Dr. 211i. 

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176 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

inventory which she brought in. She was ordered to pay to 
her son William 40s. at the age of twenty-one years.* 

Samuell Pickworth, being slain in the wars against the 
Indians, administration upon his estate was granted to Sara 
his wife, who made oath to the inventory brought in. She 
was ordered to pay to Samuell Pickworth, son of the deceased, 
lOli., and to the other children, Sara and Hana, 51i. each, at 
age or marriage, the house and ground to be security. 

Willf and inventoryf of John Kitchen, deceased, were proved 
and allowed. 

^Inventory of the estate of William Pettmand, taken June 
2, 1676 by Robt. Glanfiell§ and John Sanders§, and allowed 
27 : 4 : 1676 upon oath of Eliza, the relict: one old fether 
Bead & Boulster & one Pelo & to old Blankets, Hi. 5s.; three 
pr. of sheets, 31i. ; five Pello drawers & fower napkins, 15s.; 
small parcell of Linnin, 5s.; sutt of aparall of his, 21i.; two 
sharts & three neck cloths, 10s.; parcell of old Sea Clothes, 
Hi.; Chest & Box, 10s.; 1-2 Boz. of Chairs, 7s. 6d.; small ta- 
bell, 5s.; parsell of Earthen ware, 7s,; 1-2 Doz of bottls, 2s.; 
an old muscket & Rope, 15s.; sea Chest & three hamars & 
to Chizels, 10s.; old peuter platters, six poringers and Little 
bason, one Drincking Cup 1-2 doz Spuns, 15s.; tinnin poringrs, 
one bras Candel sticke. Is. 6d.; cash, 5s.; one Iron pott & 
skellet & gred Iron, 8s.; mony, Hi. 10s.; small prcell of Land, 
being twelve pol or rod, 61i. 6s. Debtr to John Cromwell, 21i. 
4s. 3d. 

fWill of John Kitchin,§ dated Dec. 20, 1675, proved by 
Samuell Shattock who affirmed and Abraham Cole who made 
oath 30 : 4 : 1676 in Salem court: "I doe bequeth My dwel- 
ling house & land belonging to it and about an Acre of Salt 
Marsh by Castill hill unto my Vv'ife dureing her life time & 
to my Son Robert after her decease Secondlj^ I doe giue & 
bequeth My Orchard and Ground behind it vnto My Son 
Robert Kitchen: prouided y* y*" one halfe of y^ produce of 
both be for my wifes use & to her dispossall dureing her life 
Thirdly as for y^ rest of My estate i giue to my wife to be for 
her use dureing her life time & after her decease to be dispossed 
of to y^ rest of my children fouerthly i doe by this My will 
Make my wife & My Son Robert kitchen exseccetrice and 
exseccetor." Wit: Samll. Shattocke§ and Abraham Cole.§ 

Jlnventory of the estate of John Kitchin taken May 30, 
1676 by Edward Flint§ and Richard Croade,§ and allowed 30: 
4 : 1676 upon oath of Robt. Kitchin: A dwelling house & a 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 177 

Joseph Smale dying intestate, Lidea, the widow, was ap- 
pointed administratrix of his estate and made oath to the in- 
ventory.* She was ordered to pay 201i. to EHzabeth, the 
child, at age or marriage, and the land was to stand as se- 
curity. 

Small Barne with the Land upon wch the said howse & barne 
stands being by Estimation about a qrtr. of an acre, 16011.; 
Orchard & another ps. of Land adjoyning to it being in whole 
about Two acres of Land, 601i.; about an acre of Salt marsh 
lyeing in -the Sowth field neer Castle hill, 71i.; one Cow, 31i.; 
a mare, 31i. In the parlor his Lodgeing roome the goods there, 
a Feather bed & Furniture, llli.; Trundle bed being likewise 
a Feather & Furniture, 41i.; cubbard, Table & Joyne stooles, 
2U.; Small Table & 2 Carpetts, Hi. 5s.; Chest, box & a little 
Forme, 15s.; pr. of cast dog Irons, 10s.; Case of Bottles, 4s.; 
7 chaires, 15s.; glass Bottles & small cups & a small pes of 
silver plate, cushen & cubbard cloth on the Cubbards head. 
Hi. 5s.; his wearing Apparrell, 201i.; 3 bibles & some other 
bookes, Hi. In the parlor Chamber, Feather bed & furniture, 
181i.; Trundle bedsteed, 6s.; 3 blanketts, Rugg & Coverled, 
21i. 10s.; Cubbard with the Furniture in it, 31i.; Table & 6 
Joyne stooles, 21i. 5s.; 6 Chaires, 12s.; 3 Cushens stuff d, 9s.; 
chest & a small Trunke, 12s.; a wiccar baskett & looking glass, 
6s. In the porch chamber, Feather bed, bedsteed & furni- 
ture, 81i. In ye garret, 5 bush, of wheate, 4 bush, of corne. 
Hi. 17s.; Tubbs, a wheel & some other Lumber, 6s.; a ham- 
mocke, 8s. In the kitchin. In pewter & brass, lOli. 6s.; a 
pestell & morter, 4s.; a still, 8s.; pewter, 4s.; Letten ware, 
15s.; earthen Ware, 15s.; 3 doz. Trenchars, 3s.; a Jack, 
Andirons, Fire Shovels, Tongs, 2 spitts & a pr. of Stilliards, 
2 smoothing Irons, hakes, Fenders & chafing dish with some 
other small Iron Things, 31i. lis.; 3 Iron potts & a Kettle, 
Hi.; 2 Iron wedges, 2s.; 2 Little Tubbs & 4 Chaires, 8s.; A 
meale Trough, 2s, ; Bowls & Trayes, 3s. In the shop, 4 bush, 
malt, 16s.; 1 1-2 bush, wheate, 7s. 6d.; Tubbs & barrels in 
the cellar, 15s.; In Lynnen as Table cloths, napkins towels 
sheets & pillowbeers, 151i.; money, 401i.; debts due, 61i.; 
saddle & bridle & 2 pillions & pillion cloth, 21i. ; 3 payles where- 
of Two with Iron hoopes & bayles, 4s. 6d. ; a Lynning wheel, 
3s.; 2 Chests, 4 Jarrs & a handsaw, 7s.; A spade & a pr. bil- 
lowes, 5s.; total, 39811. 4s. 

*Inventory of the estate of Joseph Small of Sallam deceased 
May 30, 1676 taken by Joseph Huchinsonf and Jonathan 
Waicott,t and allowed 30 : 4 : 1676 in Salem court: four akars 

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178 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Tho. Smale dying intestate, Ruth, the relict, was appointed 
administratrix of his estate and made oath to the inventory.* 
She was bound with Edward Groves. 

& a halfe of medowy or broshy land, 71i. ; sixteen akars of 
vakante land, 161i.; four akars of Improved land, llli.; a 
hous, 321i. 10s.; two narow axes & a broad axe, 13s.; a bar- 
kinge Iron, drawinge knife, hamer, 5s. ; plow lorns & 2 Barills, 
10s.; Bedsted mate & bed Rope, Hi.; Lookinge glace, trays 
& brod how, 9s.; sith & takline, 2 chairs & shovell, 8s.; three 
hundred of bords, 15s.; hors, 6 swine & three piges, 61i.; 
fouer Coues & a yearline, 161i. Us.; firepan, tonges, friing 
pan, tramill, 16s.; a pot, citell, feters, Hi. 10s.; fether bed, 
boulsters & pillows, 51i. ; Ruge, blankit, & three pare of shets, 
41i. 10s.; four shurts, three pare of drawers, 21i.; six boshills 
of Indion corn, 18s. ; Bakon, 301i. ; wool & hopes, 4,000 shingle 
nails, 18s. 6d.; bridl & sadle, 13s. 6d.; Indion corne upon the 
ground, Hi. 5s. ; peas, barly & oats upon the ground, 21i. 10s. ; 
pair of shoos, neckclos & three par of stokins, 15s.; four shil- 
lings in money, a belt, 8s. 6d.; a hat & waringe Clothse, 21i. 
12s.; twoe Chests, a ber barill, pouder & bolits & basket, 19s. 
6d.; a Bible, 4s.; total, 11811. 16s. Debts due, 501i. 4s. 7d. 
Debts due to her, 21i. 

*Inventory of the estate of Thomas Small, who deceased 
Jan. 26, 1675, appraised by John Putnamf and Richard (his 
mark) Leach, and allowed, 30:4:1676, in Salem court: 
housing and land, 25011.; two oxen, lOli.; 13 cows, 48h. 15s.; 

5 Cataill of 2 year old, 121i. 10s.; 5 of a year old, 61i. 5s.; 
25 sheep, 121i. 10s.; 3 mares & a horse & a Coult, 51i. ; sadel, 
Bridle, PistoUs & houlsters, Belt, Rapyer, 31i. 10s.; a Gune, 
Hi. 10s.; his wearing Cloaths, 131i. 2s.; feather bead, Boul- 
sters & Pillows & Beadsteed, Curtins & valians & a Ruge 

6 a Blanket, a pair of shets, lOli, ; 3 sheets & other Linen, 
Hi. 6s.; mony, 10s.; 10 lb. of Coten woolle, 10s.; 17 lb. of 
woollen yearn. Hi. 15s.; Cheese & Boxes, 15s.; Chairs, 10s.; 
a Litell Table, 5s.; a trundle Bead & Beading, 21i. 10s.; Bead 
& Beading & Beadsteed, 31i.; 32 lb. of Sheeps woole. Hi. 12s.; 
a pair of stillyards. Hi. ; Cart Rope & Pilion, 18s. ; for a sanne, 
4s. ; old Barills, 13s. ; 17 Bushills of Barill, 31i. 8s. ; 2 bushells 
of Rye, 8s.; 15 bushells of pease, 31i.; 80 bushells of Indian 
Corn, 121i.; sacks, 12s.; chains, Hi. 6s.; shars & Coulters, 
Hi.; axes, 16s.; hous, 10s.; Retell & wedges & old Iron, Hi.; 
swin, 41i.; Keards & whells, 10s.; siths & Tackeling, 6s.; 
2 Iron potes. Hi.; a friing pan & warming pan, 3s.; Barills 
& other wooden warr, Hi.; wooden with other things, 21i.; 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 179 

Jonathan Wiles dying intestate, John Wiles was appointed 
administrator of the estate and made oath to the inventory.* 

The willf of William Pitcher was proved and the inven- 
tory! allowed upon oath of Andrew Tucker, one of the execu- 
tors. 

meat, 21i. 10s.; Cart & whells, Hi.; 8 Bushells of Barlly, Hi. 
12s.; Hemp & flax, 15s.; Glase, 4s.; total, 4271i. Debtor to 
several persons, 13511. 7s. 4d.; debts due from severall per- 
sons, 581i. 10s. 5d. 

*Inventory of the estate of Johnnathan Wills, taken June 
28, 1676 by John How§ and WiUiam Aver [ill] § and allowed 
30 : 4 : 1676 in Salem court: a mar and ould sadell, 21i.; a 
small Gun, 15s.; thre saws, 18s.; a beres, 5s.; Broad ax, 5s.; 
square, 2s. 6d.; mortis auger, 2s.; ould lorans. Is. 6d.; an 
ould ax, 2s.; an inch auger and a payer of Chisells, 3s. 6d. 
There is a parsell of Land about 15 akers which was to be 
Johnnathan's after his fathers decase: this to be consederd 
whither to be in the Inventory or no. 

twill of William (his mark) Pitcher,] | dated Nov. 21, 1675, 
and proved in court 30 : 4 : 1676 by the witnesses, who made 
oath 14 : 1 : 1675-6 before Wm. Hathorne,§ assistant: "I 
give and bequeath of that estate I have to my elder Brother 
John Pitcher living in England att Kenton in Devonshire, 
forty pounds to be paid to him by my Executours, or to his 
order here in New England, and in case of my Brothers de- 
cease to be paid to my Brothers eldest sonne living, and the 
remainder of the estate I give and bequeath to my loving 
Freind Andrew Tucker: in whose house I now ly sicke: Item 
by these present I doe appoint, ordaine & constitute my loving 
Freinds Andrew Tucker and Rich Rith to be my Executours." 
Wit: John (his mark) Pederick and William (his mark) Ven- 
ning. 

^Inventory of the estate of Wm. Pitcher, appraised May 
22, 1676 by Robert (his mark) Hooper and Edw. Humphrey, § 
and allowed 30 : 4 : 1676 upon oath of the executor: For a 
Green Rugg, pillow & fethers, 9s.; a silver Lace wastcoat and 
another wastcoat with Gollon, Hi.; one Coat, 2 pare Breches 
and one pare Red Drawers, 18s.; Coate and Breeches, Hi. 
2s.; two Remnants of stuff, 13s. 8d.; a Remnant of Ticken, 
18s.; percell of Lining, 10s.; a hatt & some other Small things, 
8s.; an old pare Boots and a Chest, 8s.; Little Trunk, 2s. 
6d.; 2 pare stockings, 2s, 6d.; total, 61i. lis. 8d. Debts 
owing to him, 771i. 

Charges of Andrew Tucker on account of Wm. Pitcher: 

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180 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

The will* of Jeffery Thistle was proved and an inventoryf 
allowed. 

the first Month of his sickness Diat, tendance and Licquor 
and watchers & other Nessesasaryes, 61i.; 2 month for Diat 
tendance and Licquor & watchers & other Necessaryes, 81i.; 
3 month Hee Growing worse and worse for Diate, Tendance 
& for watchers p 2 every night & for Brandy for y'= watchers, 
firewood and Light, 121i.; 4 Month For Diat Tendance & 
for 2 Watchers every Night & for Brandy for the watchers 
Firewood and Light, 12Ii.; 5 month to Diat and tendance 
p one whole month after the will was made & for 2 watchers 
Every Night To Brandy p his watchers victualls and Fire 
wood, 13H.; To Doct. Daniell Wells, 61i. 17s.; to Doct. Richd. 
Knott, 21i. Is.; To 2 Journeys to Charlstown & pd to Doct. 
Checking, Hi. 10s.; 1 Journey to Boston to Doct. Snelling 
& wt. I had of him, 16s.; To a Journey to Lin to Goody Ed- 
monds & by his owne Order & for horse & man to fetch her & 
Gary her home, IBs.; paid to ye Gonstable of marblehead 
for Countrey and towne Rate, 8s. 6d.; To his Funerall, 6h.; 
for my own Labour and my wife Goeing Early & Late to Mar- 
blehead, Salem, Boston & to and again & Use of my horse, 
61i.; paid to Richard Reith, 17s.; to Edward Humphreys, 
4s.; to Robt. Hooper, 2s.; total, 771i. Is. 6d. 

*Will of Jeffery (his mark) Thissellf of Abbetsbury, Dor- 
sett, Old England, but at present in New England, being in 
perfect health and memory but bound to sea, dated Oct. 29, 
1675, and proved 27:4:1676, in Salem court: "I make 
Richard Reith and Mathew Clark both of Marblehead New 
England to be my sole Excecutors. ... I Giue unto my 
Eldest son Richard Thissell twentie shillings siluer which 
George Darlin of Salem is Indebted to mee and one halfe Barrill 
of oyl of Geo. Tuck and tenn shillings in old England Money 
which I leaue in one of the E!xcecutors hand Richard Reith as 
alsoe all my Fishing Craft that is in my Chest at Clem English 
house in Salem. I Giue vnto my Daughter Jone Thissell in 
Abbetsbury in y'' County Dorsett England a Bond that is 
in y* hand John Hedgcock in Abbetsbury of 30" pound prin- 
ceple with the use of it for fine years at this Date: as alsoe 
I Giue vnto her all that is Due vnto me from M"" Henry Feavor 
as alsoe all my whole propriaty that I haue In England either 
in Goods or any other thing what Ever I Giue to my Grand 
Child Jeffery my son Richards Son Twentie pounds New Eng- 
land mony siluer that lieth in Richard Reits hand as alsoe 
I Giue to him all that is Coming to me of the voyage along 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 181 

Alee, relict of Edward lerson, was appointed administratrix 
of her husband's estate, he leaving a nuncupative will,t 

with John Darlin of Salem which Ezekiell watters hath y® 
Doeinge of as alsoe I Giue to my said Grand Child Jeffery 
all my whole venture that I now Carey with me This voiag 
as allsoe what wages may be due to mee as alsoe fifteen Acres 
of land that lieth at Bass Riuer more or Less I Giue vnto 
my son Richards Daughter mary tenn pounds in siluer of New 
England monj'^ which lieth in y'' hands of Richard Reith I 
also Giue vnto my Grand Child Jeffery my Chest and Bedd 
that is at Clem English in Salem I Doe Further order what 
is Coming from y® voiag of Ezekiell Watters shall be paid to 
Richard Thessell Towards y Land for the use of the boy this 
to be paid at y^ prouing the will and that it may be put into 
my Excecutors hands and that y^ twentie pounds and y*^ tenn 
pounds that I Giue vnto y^ Children shall be Kept in y'' Ex- 
cecutors hand tell they Come to age and if either of the Children 
dieth to Goe to that as Remaines aliue and Land and all to 
Goe from Generation to Generation. Lastly I Giue Unto 
Richard Reith and Mathew Clark my Excecutors Twentie 
Shillings a peice more out of the voyage now in hand." Wit: 
Samuell Morganf and Edw. Humphreys. J 

^Inventory of the estate of Jeffery Thissell, taken by 
Samuell Morgan| and Edw. Humphrej^l and allowed 27: 
4 : 1676, in court: For the Land in y*^ Bounds of Beaverly, 
301i. ; money Left in Richard Reith hand, 301i.; wages which 
is in ye hands of Richard Reith, 71i. 17s.; money in Ezekell 
waters hand, 91i. 2s.; money in Henery Haymans hand, 31i. 
& six pence in old England money and six Shillings in New 
England, 31i. 6s. 6d.; Cloase Chest & a sea Bedd, 31i. 13s. 6d.; 
total, 831i. 19s. As for the Land abovesd and the Cloase Chest 
and Bead was prised by vs at money silver of New England 
and it is to be vnderstood that all y'' Rest is silver. Debts, 
in silver, 171i. 10s. 

Robert White|, aged twenty-nine years, testified on June 
27, 1676 that Jeffery Thistell being aboard the "waymouth 
marshent" sailing from Saltatudes bound for New England 
was taken sick on the way and on his death-bed called for 
Hendry Heman, whom with deponent he asked to go to his 
chest and take out 31i. in English money and 6s. in New 
England mone3^ Said Heman brought it and Thistle told 
him to carry it home and give it to his daughter, which he 
did. Sworn in court. 

fNuncupative will of Edward lerson, dated Oct. 26, 1674, 

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182 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

which she was ordered to carry out. She also made oath to 
an inventory* which she brought in. 

signed by Henery Sillsbeyf and Henry ColHnSjf and proved 
27 :4 : 1676, in court: "I doe giue to my sone Sammuel 
forty ackkers of land which is my farme lying next to John 
hokes grond on one side and this land which I doe giue him 
is to goe to the next yares after his decease allsoe I doe giue 
to my sone bengamen my hose and land Joyning to It and 
4 akkers of meddoe lying up in the conterry and 2 akkers of 
mash lying in Romely mash and this hee is not to haue tell 
after his motheres decease but if the sayed bengamen dost 
Hue with his mother and improues this grond and lickwise 
the stock of cattell doth prouide for them then is hee to haue 
halfe the corne and half the cattell, allsoe I doe giue to my 
dafter elissybeth twenty pond to bee payd out of the stock, 
allsoe after my deceace I doe giue to my dafter Ruth one 
yow and one lame, allsoe It is my mind my wif shall haue all 
the moueables at the dissposing, and this hee did in parfet 
memory." 

*Inventory of the estate of Edward lerson of Lyn, taken 
20 : 11 : 1675, by Thomas Laughton,t Henry Collinsf and Hen- 
ry Sillsbeyf and allowed, 27 : 4 : 1676, in court: one dwellinge 
house & barne and orchard and five acres of upland adjoininge 
to the house and tow Acres of salt march, tOli.; tow oxen, 
81i.; foure cowes, 121i.; Tow steers, 41i. 10s.; tow Heifers, 
31i. ; tow caulfes, 21i.; tenn sheepe, 41i.; five swine, 31i. 10s.; 
one Horse & one mare & colt, 51i.; Fourty Acrse of up Land 
in the countrey, lOli.; Foure acres of Fresh meadow in the 
countrey, 81i.; One Bedstead and Beding and curtaines & 
vallance belonging to it, 91i.; Eight paire of sheets, 51i.; Tow 
table cloathes and fourteen Napkins, Hi. 10s.; five pillow- 
bears, 10s.; Tenn yearcls of course cloath, 15s.; Fifteen yeards 
of new cloath. Hi. 18s.; Five yeards of new cloath. Hi.; wear- 
ing cloathes, 31i. 12s.; a paire shoos & stockings and tow old 
shirts & a old coat, 14s.; one Bedstead and bedinge & cur- 
taines & valance belonging to it, 61i. 10s.; one Bedstead and 
Bedinge, 41i.; Three score Bushill of Indian corn, lOli. 10s.; 
tow Bushill & half of rye & one Bushill & halfe wheat & a bushill 
pease, Hi. Is. 6d.; Barley, 31i.; oats, 21i. 4s.; sheeps woole, 
Hi.; flax. Hi. 10s.; Hay, lOli.; chairs and cushens. Hi.; table 
& forme & tow old cubbards. Hi.; Iron pots and scillets and 
other Iron tooles & axes & wedgs & tonges, 31i. ; pewter dishes 
and Pewter pots & poringe dishes & other pewter & cups, 31i. ; 
musket & sword & powder & Bulletts, Hi. lOs.; Earthen 

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1676] KECORDS AND FILES 183 

Edward Bishop, having been appointed at the last Salem 
court administrator of the estate of Will. Dewe, made oath 
to the inventory* which he brought in to court. 

Agnes, relict and administratrix of the estate of Andrew 
Alger, presented the willf and inventory of her said husband 
which were proved and allowed. 

dishes & pots, 6s.; spininge wheels & woole cards & a hatt, 
9s.; pork, butter & cheese, 21i. 10s.; chests, boxes, chirnes, 
tubs, pailes, a chees presse & woden trayes. Hi. 16s.; a briddle 
and saddell & a cart saddle, Hi. 6s.; a Bible & other bookes 
& yearne & lookinge glasses & tow old stoles, 16s.; one cart 
& wheeles and a chaine & plough & cart rope, 21i. 6s.; In old 
sackes & winnow sheets & a fork & old tools, 14s.; debts 
owing to him, 21i. 13s.; debts to be paid, 61i. 12s. 

*Inventory of the estate of Will. Dewes, taken by Edward 
Bishop, J and allowed 30 : 4 : 1676, in court: Reed in Mar- 
chandabel Fish, 41i. 17s. 3d.; for ye contrey Servis under 
Capt. Page of Boston, 21i.; for ye countery Servis under Capt. 
Thomas Lawthrope, Hi. 10s. 6d.; by his Cloaths and Chist, 
21i.; 3 sheepe. Hi. Is.; 3 gall. Traine oyle at 2s. pr. Gall., 
6s.; mony of Ephraim Fellowes, 6s.; mony of Marke Haskoll, 
2s.; total, 121i. 2s. 9d. 

fWill of Andrew (his mark) Alger, sr.§ of Scarborough, 
County of Yorke in New England, fisherman, dated Mar. 23, 
1669-70, and proved 30 : 4 : 1676, in court: after payment 
of debt "I bequeath unto my dear & loveing wife Agnes, 
fully, wholy, & solely to enjoy & dispose of, according as 
unto her shall seeme meet, & covenient (wheresoever any & 
every pcell of y^ s*^ Estate, shalbe found being & lying) & if 
so be she dyeth as my widow, hereby she shall have full power 
to bestow upon leave unto & distribute among whom of my 
children she shall find to be most ready to be pforming their 
filiall duty unto her. To w'^*' end I hereby bequeath unto each 
& every one of my children y^ summ of five shillings, viz To 
my sonn John, five shillings Andrew five shillings, Mathew 
five shillings, Elizabeth five shillings, & Joanna five shillings. 
Onely it is to be understood, y* it is my will y* my interrest 
at blacke point Neck, my aforesd wife shall not have liberty 
to dispose of although she depart in her widdowhood, but 
after her decease, my will & bequeath is y* it shall fall into 
y^ hands of my sonn John as his Inheritance. But if it shall 
seeme meet unto my aforesd wife to enter into Wedlock then 
my will is that she shall have onely her thirds of the aforesd Es- 

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184 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

An Alger, relict of Arthur Alger, was appointed adminis- 
tratrix of her husband's estate, and she brought in an in- 
ventory* to which she made oath. 

tate, my sonn John as is abovesd my house & land to be equally 
devided betweene my other two sonns abovesd, & my two 
daughters an equall portion of y*' remainder, my intent being 
that the two thirds of y'' estate shalbe equally divided among 
my aforesd five children, although I expresse it as my will, 
that all my sonnes should & shalbe thus seated as above. 
To w*^'' end & purpose I doe hereby make constitute & ap- 
point my aforesd wife to be my whole & sole Executrix, unto 
this my last will & Testament & that this my sd will to all 
true intents & meanings may be in all things fulfilled I doe 
hereby request my deare brother Arthur Alger & my loveing 
Neighbour Andrew Brown sen. both of y Towne abovesd to 
supvize & to looke that this my last will & Testament be 
pformed." Wit: She. Fletcherf and Roger (his mark) Hill. 

Inventory of such goods as Agnis, widow of Andrew Algar, 
had in her keeping, allowed 30 : 4 : 1676 in court: 2 beds, 1 
boulster, 2 Ruggs, 41i.; 3 Iron potts, Hi. 16s.; 2 paire of pott 
Crooks, 3s.; a frying pan, 2s. 6d.; A grid Iron & old Iron, 
3s.; meale sieve, lOd.; 2 bucketts & two Tubs, 5s.; 1 Hatt, 
1 old wheele, 9s. 6d.; Cloth for a Coat & a paire of breeches. 
Hi.; 1 paire of shooes, 3s.; A copper. Hi. 9s.; 1 Chest, 5s.; 
total, 81i. 16s. lOd. "There is to 3^*^ Estward by report butt 
I cannott make oth of itt:" 1 Heiffer fower yeares old, 1 Steere 
fower yeares old, 1 old Horse, Land & Marsh, 401i.; House 
& Land Upon black point neck, 301i. 

*Inventory of the estate of Authur Auger of Scarbrough, 
taken June — , 1676, by Giles Barg and Ralphe Allison at 
Scarborough alias Blackpoint, who made oath June 10, 1676 
before John Scottow,t commissioner: land improved, 401i.; 
Marsh & land in Comon, 301i. ; 4 oxen, 221i. ; 1 Cow, 41i. ; 
a yearling, Hi. 10s.; 2 Mares, 71i.; 1 hors Colt year old, Hi. 
10s.; 1 gun without a lock, 16s.; Coulter & share & staple 
& Crooke, 10s. ; 7 reap hookes & sickles, 7s. ; 1 pitch fork, 
6d. ; 1 fouling peece, Hi. ; 2 nib rings & one staple & too paire 
of broken Crooks, 5s. 3d.; total, lOSli. 3s. 6d. Also a par- 
cell of upland & meddow which was Brother Geles Roberts, 
in controversy, 301i. 

Inventory of the estate of Arthur Augar of Blackpoint 
wounded by the Indians and dying of his wounds Oct. 14, 
1675, taken at Marblehead June 26, 1676, by Thaddeus Rid- 
danf and Beniamin Redknap:t his apparrell, 21i. 15s.; three 

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1676] . RECORDS AND FILES 185 

Elizabeth, relict of Henry KemboU, was appointed ad- 
ministratrix of her husband's estate, and she brought in an 
inventory* to which she made oath. 

Featherbeds, 3 bolsters & 4 pillowes, lOli. 15s.; Six blanketts, 
2 rugges & 1 coverled, 21i,; Two bearskins, 5s.; A sadle, 
pillion & two bridles. Hi. 12s.; sword & belt, 9s.; Eleven yds. 
Irish cloth, 13s.; pr. stockins, 3s.; Four Pewter dishes & 1 
bason, 4 porringers. Hi.; one pewter pot, candlestick, 2 beakers, 
7s.; Two salt sellars, 2 sawcers & 2 Lamps, 4s.; one hatt, 6s.; 
Two bushels, 1-2 wheat & 3 Indian, Hi. Is. 6d.; Eight old 
bags, 8s.; Four iron potts & 4 pothooks, 21i. 5s.; One old 
frying pan & trammell, 4s. 6d. ; one smothing iron, 2 heaters, 
3s.; one brass ketle & 1 skillett, Hi.; one warming pan & 1 
flesh forke, 15s.; Tinnen ware & 2 pr. old wool cards, 12s.; 
morter & pestle & 1 old candlestick, 7s.; Trenchers & spoons, 
5s. ; Four chests, & two boxes. Hi. ; Two selves, 2s. ; 1 Linnen 
wheel, 4s. 6d.; four pound cotton wooU & ye baskett, 3s.; 
Bucketts & 2 small tubs, 7s.; wooden ware, 15s.; one old 
chair, 15d.; Two pr. sheets, 2 tablecloths, 1 doz. napkins, 
21i.; one shirt, 1 pr. drawers, 4 towels & 2 pillarbears, 12s.; 
sixteen yds. linsey woolsey. Hi. 4s.; three remnants of dinnin, 
15 yds.. Hi.; six yds. blew Linnen, 6s.; An old axe & 2 bagges, 
7s. 6d.; one small Indian gun, 10s.; Powder & shott, 3s.; a 
chamb. pott, 4s.; 1 bagge silpee, 12d.; total, 351i. Is. 9d. Debts 
due from ye estate: To Mrs. Walker att Boston, 31i.; to the 
portion of ye 3 children of Brother Giles, Abraham Roberts, 
51i. 12s., David Roberts, 51i. 12s., Giles Roberts, 51i. 12s.; 
total, 191i. 16s. Due to ye estate if it can be recovered: from 
Richd. Wilbire, Hi.; Mathew Augur, Hi.; John Augur, 16s.; 
Christopher Pickett, 61i.; total, 81i. 16s. 

Robeart Elliot, aged about forty-four years, deposed that 
about Oct. 14, 1675, Arthur Allger was at Wm. Sheldon's 
house in perfect sense and memory and he desired deponent 
and the rest standing by to take notice that he gave all his 
goods to his wife An, she to pay the children their portions. 
Sworn, Oct. 26, 1675, before John Wincoll,t associate. 

Christopher Picket, aged about sixty years, deposed the 
same. 

Wm. Sheldon and John Cocke deposed the same. Sworn, 
Oct. 26, 1675, before John Wincoll,t associate. 

*Inventory of the estate of Henery Kemball, taken 16 : 4 : 
1676, by Thos. Fiskef and Richard (his mark) Button, and 
allowed 30 : 4 : 1676 in court: house and twelve akrs of Land 
which was the widow's before shee marled with him, 4011.; 

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186 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Whereas administration was granted to Hen, and Richard 
Kemboll of the estate of Caleb Kemboll at the last Salem court, 
and since then said Henry had deceased, court granted to 
Richard sole administration, and ordered him to pay to the 
twelve children of said Caleb, 18s. at age.* 

Neate catle, 251i. 10s.; one old horse, Hi. 5s.; sheep, 21i. 10s.; 
swine, 51i. 12s.; Graine upon the land, 41i.; 6 Bushels of Corne, 
Hi. Is.; Beding & Bedsteads, 71i. 10s.; wearing Clothes, 41i. 
18s.; Iron & Brass, 51i. 14s.; workeing Tools, 31i. 2s.; sword 
& Belt, 10s.; Ammunition, 3s.; Lumber, 31i. 15s. 6d.; books, 
5s.; yarne, 21i.; Hemp & flax, 8s.; sheep's wooll, 15s.; hoops 
& Boxes & other Utensils, Hi.; Debt due from his son Caleb 
late deceased upon the account of howse & Land, 25K.; to ye 
Remnant of a Legicie given him by his father yet in the execetrs 
hand, 401i.; debt due from Thomas Fiske, 3s.; timber. Hi. 
15s.; a Grindstone, 10s.; warming pan & old pewter, 6s.; 
two Bags, 3s.; total, 17711. lis. Debts: to Mr. William 
Browne, 31i. Is. 1 l-2d.; county Treasurer, 21i. 5s.; Mr. 
Georg Corwine, 161i. 9s. 7 l-2d.; Mr. Georg Corwine, a payer 
of wheels with hoops & Boxes, 21i. 12s.; to be paid to hiin 
according to a note under his hand for ye widow White, Hi. 
Is.; Richard Dodg, Hi. 10s.; the Remainder of Legacies to 
Humphery Gilbert's childrin, 61i. lis.; two oxen & two Cowes 
mentioned in humphery Gilbirt's will, 201i. 5s.; two akers of 
Land belonging to Humphery Gilbert's farm which William 
Rayner Reed, of Thomas Fiske & gave bond that the Heires 
should Give a deed of it wn. he Come of Age, 5h.; to Jno. 
Carpenter, 14s.; Daniell Killim, Hi. 6s.; Goodman Rix, 7s.; 
Daniell Killim sr., 7s.; Osmond Traske, 3s.; Goodman Stack- 
house, 14s.; William Rayner's children according to an order 
of Ipswich Court, Hi. 15s.; to ye Constable of Ipswich for ye 
war rates & others, 31i. 14s. 2d.; to Thos. Ives, Hi. 7s. 5d.; 
Richard Gooldsmith, late deceased. Hi. 10s.; Deacon Goodhue, 
Hi. 5s.; Mr. Wainewrite, 21i. 10s.; Mr. Wade, Hi.; Samuell 
Fiske, 12s.; Mr. Browne, 31i. 8s. lid.; total, 761i. 8s. 3d. 

♦Inventory of the estate of Caleb Kemball, slain with 
Captain Laythrop in the country service, taken 25 : 9 : 1675 
by Charls Gottf and Walter Fayerfieldf and allowed 30 : 9 : 
1675 in Salem court: one hous and twenty-four akers of land, 
341i. 5s.; one hors, 31i.; one mare, 21i. 10s.; 15 bushells and 
1-4 of inden corn, 21i. 5s. 9d.; tools, 17s. 6d.; one muskett. 
Hi. 5s.; by 7 wekes wadges dew from the country, 21i. 2s.; 
one chest and boox and on par of shoes, 10s.; tining ware and 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 187 

Samuell and Tho. Kemboll, sons of Richard Kemboll, de- 
ceased, were appointed administrators of their father's estate, 
and made oath to the inventory* brought in. 

other small things & bible, 10s. 6d.; wearing clothes, 31i. 
Debts due from the estate: to the hayers or administrators 
of Henery Kemball his father, 251i.; to Deakon Goodhew, 
41i. 3s.; Walter Fayerfeld, 21i.; Ezekell Woodward, 21i. 3s.; 
Master Batter, Hi. 5s.; Thomas Ives, Hi. 2s.; Peeter Chevers, 
2s. 6d.; Mr. Phillip Cromwell, 6s.; Mistres Newman, 5s.; 
Goodman Hayward the hatter at Ipswich, 13s. 6d.; to John 
Baker of Ipswich, 4s. 6d.; John Safford, 5s. 6d.; Cornitt Whip- 
ple, 9s. ; John Sparks, Is. ; his unkle Richard Kembal's estate, 
4s. 6d. ; to Leweie Elford, 2s. ; that his father Henery Kemball 
had in money, 17s.; delivered to Elizabeth Norten by Caleb's 
order a chist and box and tin ware, 8s.; four bushels and half 
of Indien corne that henery Kemball his father had of Caleb 
Kemball's corn, 15s. 9d.; debts that are dew and out of my 
hand of Caleb Kembal's estate, 381i. 7s. 3d.; the 17s. in money 
and 15s. 9d. in corne is dew from the estate of his father henery 
kemball and a paile the widow kemball hath. Hi. 13s. 9d. 

*Inventory of the estate of Richard Kemball, taken June 
17, 1676 by Walter Fayerfeldf and Thomas Patch :t the dwel- 
ing hous and 132 Akers of Land and 17 Akers of meddow 
belonging, 37011. ; 40 Akers of upland at Lords hill with meddo, 
92H. ; at Lords hill 21 Akers of upland and one of meddow, 401i. ; 
20 Akers of upland lieing by Mr. Newmans, 281i.; 6 Akers 
of Land caled poulands and 12 of medow, 711i.; 200 Akers of 
Land in Rowly village, 16411. 10s.; corne in the hous and 
corne in the grass, 131i. 15s.; cattell, shep, horses and swine, 
791i. Is.; beads and beding and aparcell of yerne, 81i. 15s.; 
Arms and ammunition, 51i. 5s. 6d.; peuter and brass and 
loron potts, 71i. 5s. 6d.; chests and bookes and bedsteds and 
a cord, 21i. 18s.; earthen ware and other Implements in the 
hous, 21i. 12s. 6d.; fether bead and other beding and a bed- 
sted, 41i. 16s.; a weavers loom and tacleng, 21i. 5s.; a per- 
cill of yern and tubbs and other Lumber, 4h. Is.; husbantre 
Implements, 71i. 9s.; dew from his fathers exsecitors, 351i. 
10s.; cattell and houshould goods which his wife brought 
to him, 191i. 16s.; his wearing clothes, 61i. 7s.; dew from 
daniell gott by a bill that he gave to Richard kemball of 23 
pounds ther being but 4K. 5d. paid, 18h. 15s.; dew from 
daniell gott for Rent thre pownds per yer during the naturall 
life of mary the wife of the Late Richard kemball of wenham 
more severall small debts dew to this estate, 3li. 9s.; dew 

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188 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Court held at Salem, July 18, 1676, by adjournment 

Benjamin Felton, keeper of the prison at Salem, was allowed 
for keeping two Indians committed to him by authority, one 
for seventeen weeks and the other for twenty-four weeks at 
two shillings per week, 51i. 16s., which court ordered the County 
treasurer to pay.* 

Administration upon the estate of Mathew Legroe, who 
was slain in the wars against the Indians, was granted to 
Nathaniell Brickett, who brought in an inventory,! and was 
bound. 

from the contry for wages and other debts, 21i. 16s.; total, 
980H. 16s. 6d. Debts due from Richard Kemball's estate: 
to Mr. William Browne, sr., 21h. 4s. 8d.; Docter Avery of 
Dedham, 3 Hi.; Docter Endicote of Salem, 6H. 4s.; Rebecah 
Bondfield of Marblehead, IH. 10s.; Deaken Goodhew of 
Ipswich, 161i. 10s. 9d.; Mr. WiUiam Browne, jr., 41i. 3s.; 
Mr. Georg Corwin, 31i. 16s. 6d.; Mr. Edmond Batter, Hi. 
14s. 7d.; Thomas Ives, 18s.; Andrew Wodbery, 5s.; Mr. 
Joseph Gieresh, Hi. 19s. 3d.; Captin Nathaniell Saltinston, 
31i.; Captin John Corwin, 6s.; Timothy Lindall of Salem, 
8s.; Thomas Kirks, Salem, 6s. 8d.; David Perkens, 8s.; 
John Safferd, 8s. 6d.; Mr. Francis Wainwrit, lis.; Andrew 
Ellet, Hi. 10s.; John Lovet, cooper, 7s.; Walter Fayerfeld, 
12s.; Thomas Patch, 5s.; Hayward, the hatter of Ipswich, 
8s.; other debts. Hi. 4s.; debts, 181i. 5s. 8d.; by the warr 
rate and Elizabeth Brooks, 71i.; total, 123U. 5s. 7d. 

*Bill of Benjamin Felton, | goal keeper, dated Salem, July 
17, 1676, for keeping in the Goale Two Indians Committed 
p ye Wors. Maj. Hathorne 17 weeks at 2s. p week each, 4li. 
5s.; for one of the Indians Twenty fower weeke, more, Since 
the other dyed, 3li.; total, 71i. 5s. 

jMoses Litell, aged about nineteen years, and Joseph Poore, 
aged about twenty-two years, testified that Mathew Legro 
was a servant to Elisha Ilslie when he was pressed for the 
war, that he was a covenant servant and was bound to serve 
as an apprentice from about the beginning of May, 1675 for 
two years and six months to learn his trade. Sworn, June 22, 
1676, before Daniel Denison.| 

Owing to Mathew Logrow: by Mr. Short, 10s.; by Jno. 
Celly, 5s.; by Peter Tapon, 6s.; by Dan. Lunt, 41i. 4s.; by 
his wages for his being a souldier, 141i. ; mony in his Chest, 
Hi.; clothing in his chest, 21i.; total, 221i. 5s. Account of 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 189 

Moses Vowden and his wife, presented for fornication 
before marriage, were sentenced to be whipped, the man 
twenty stripes and the woman fifteen, or pay a fine. 

Whereas an account* was brought into court of the estate 
of Ellenor Robinson, deceased, by Mr. Henry Bartholmew, 
administrator, there being 25s. left of the estate, said adminis- 
trator was allowed 15s. for his pains and the other 10s. was 
to' be paid to Mr. Edmund Batter toward his debt. 

Peeter Cheevers and his wife, presented upon suspicion 
of perjury in taking an oath about a lock upon the door of 
Robert Stone were fined and disenabled from giving oath 
during the court's pleasure. They were to pay costs of wit- 
nesses, Mr. Batter, Hilliard Veren, George Hacker and Ben- 
jamin Smale.f 

what he owed to Mr. Adkinson, 31i.; Capt. White, 12s. 3d.; 
Mr. Thomas Woodbridge, 4s.; George Major, 19s.; widdow 
Moody, 17s.; total, 5K. 12s. 3d. Nathaniell Brickett de- 
clared that what was due to Mathew Lougrow he had given 
to him. 

William Fannen, aged about thirty years, deposed that 
immediately before Mathu Groe went away toward Hadly 
as a soldier, he was witness to a will made in favor of Nath- 
aniell Bricket of Newbery, but he did not have time to finish 
it and told deponent that he gave his estate to said Bricket 
in consideration of his kindness and charges during his sick- 
ness. John Michell, aged about twenty-five years, testified 
to the same. Sworn, June 26, 1676, before Daniel Denison.J 

Richard Dole testified that he was also a witness to the 
same and that Grow asked him at deponent's house just as 
the soldiers were marching awa3^ Sworn in court. 

*Edmond Batter's^ account of the estate of Elinor Robin- 
son deceased, dated 21:5:1675: Creditor to mony Re- 
ceived of Goody Mascall, Hi. 16s. ; to mony Reed, of my wife, 
31i. 19s.; for hire of 2 Cowes, Hi. 8s.; to 2 Cowes that being 
killed come to 41i. 5s.; total, IIH. 8s. Debter: to Capt. 
Joseph Gardner, expense of her buriall, 7s. 8d.; paid for her, 
15s. 4d.; total, Hi. 3s. Edmund Batter'sJ receipt for 91i. 
in silver, dated Aug. 6, 1675, from Mr. Henry Bartholmy 
for a debt due from Elinor Robinson. 

fEdmund Batter, aged about sixty-eight years, deposed 
that with the key presented unto the honored court, he did 
lock and unlock and open and shut the door of that house 

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190 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

Giles Cory, presented upon suspicion of abusing the body 
of Jacob Goodell by beating, was fined, and ordered to pay 
witnesses, Mr. Endecott, Elisha Cabee, Lett Kellom, Wm. 
Benett, Jon. Procter and Samll, Pope.* 

that was lately in the possession of Willm. Reevs before Mr. 
Veren and George Hacker. 

Ed. Batterf testified, 28 : 4 : 1676, that he unlocked the 
door of the house in which William Reeves lately dwelt in 
order to take possession. 

Benjamin Small, f aged about thirty years, testified on 
July 17, 1676, that there was a great new lock on the door 
when Mr. Batter came, but shortly after the great lock was 
taken off and a small lock that was on the stable door was 
put on. Sworn in court. 

Peter Cheever and wife Lidia testified that when Mr. Batter 
on 8 : 12 : 1675 went into the house, etc. Also that the lock 
that is now upon deponent's cellar door was at that time 
upon the cellar door or in the house that said Cheever now 
lives in. Sworn, 13 : 1 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne.f Copy 
made by Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Hiliard Verin, sr., deposed that going along in the street, 
he saw Mr. Batter coming from Peter Cheever's house, etc. 
He heard the bolt go by as he turned the key, etc. Sworn, 
13 : 1 : 1675, before Wm. Hathorne.f Copy made by Wm. 
Hathorne,t assistant. 

Georg Haker testified. 

*Mary Gory, aged about fifty years, testified that Elizabeth, 
wife of Zakarrey Goodell, "being at my house I axed har 
wether har brother in Loy Jacob goodell had not bene att 
har house and she sade yese I asked har what mischef he ded 
thare and she sade he got in to the seler and got apels she 
sade har housband was a Coming in with a Loge of wood 
he Lade dound the Loge and tooke up a stok and pade hem 
to som porpos that she thot he wold never Com thare agane 
this was about ten dayes before he hort his arme John Parker 
being thare a ciling of hoges and dous testyfi to the same 
wordes that is above Righen." 

Elisha Kebee,t aged about twenty-eight years, testified 
at Salem, June 28, 1676, that a little before Jacob Goodall's 
death, he saw Gills Core unreasonably beat said Jacob with 
a stick of about an inch through and that with the great end 
of the stick he struck him nearly a hundred blows which so 
grieved deponent that he ran to Corie and told him he would 
knock him down if he did not forbear. Sworn in court. 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 191 

Thomas Clearke, presented for cursing his wife, was fined. 
Josia Sothwick was fined upon his presentment for bringing 

Lot Killum* affirmed at Salem, June 28, 1676, before the 
grand jury that Jacob Goodall told him upon his death bed 
that John Parker, Corie's son-in-law, struck him with the 
side of a bed. 

Nathanel Felton, Francis Nurse, Anthony Buxton, Michel 
Shaflin, Jeremy Meacham, John Traske, Thomas Smal, 
Samuel Very, Thomas Preston, John Cooke, Joshua Rea, 
and Eleazer Giles, chosen by the constable to view the body 
of Jacob Goodale, made return that "we finde seueral wrongs 
he hath had in his body as upon his left arme and upon his 
right thigh a great bruise w''^ is very much swold and upon 
the reynes of his backe in colour differinge from the other 
parts of his body we caused an incision to be made much 
bruised and Run w*^ a gelly and the skin broke upon the 
outside of each buttocke." This return was made to Wm. 
Hathorne,* assistant. 

Jno. Procter, aged about forty years, deposed that Giles 
Coarye owned to him that he beat Jacob Goodale while Elisha 
Kebbe was present. Also that the sixth day before the soldiers 
went to Narrigansett, deponent noticed that Jacob looked 
very lusty and well, as he had been for many years. On the 
third day of the week following Zachary Goodale and Goody 
Coary brought the said Jacob to deponent's house and said 
that Jacob went "very ravel," stooping, with his eyes sunken 
in his head and looked very pale. Sworn in court. 

Zeckary Goodall, aged about thirty years, deposed that 
about the beginning of last December, it being the time that 
the soldiers went out against the Narragansetts, Giles Corey 
came to his house and desired him to go with deponent's brother 
Jacob to the town to Mrs. Mole, for he had had a fall and 
he was afraid had broken his arm. Because the way was 
slippery and his horse not caulked, said Corey could not ride 
himself. "So I went home to Giles Coreys, & finding after 
we were going to y^ towne, that he went so badly, I asked him 
if he had no other hurt besides his arme but he would not tell 
me, whereupon I went back to Giles Coreys, & desired that 
somebody might goe along with us to towne, for I would not 
goe Avith him alone, whereupon goody Corey went with us, 
but how M""^ Mole found him, she is best able to testify her 
selfe but for my owne part, I Cannot say that euer I saw him 
beat or wrong my brother, but he hath beene very much 
beaten & wronged to by report." 

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192 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

the wife of John Smith on Lord's day to speak to the people 
to the great disturbance of the people, and upon penalty of 
30s. was ordered to bring Goody Smith tomorrow in the morn- 
ing before the court. 

The wife of Henry Traske was fined upon her presentment 
for making a disturbance among the people as they came out 
of meeting. 

John Whitterig, being slain in the wars against the Indians, 
dying intestate, administration was granted to John Baxter, 
who was to bring in an inventory to the next court. 

The selectmen of Marblehead, petitioning to this court that 
one Phillip Welch, an inhabitant of Topsfeild, had lately 
removed into their town, who was very poor and likely to be 
chargeable to their town, declared that it was without the 
consent of the selectmen and most of the inhabitants and they 
disowned him as an inhabitant.* 

John Bly and George Thomas, for frequent absence from the 
public worship of God, were admonished. 

John [Thomas. — Waste Book.] Buffington, Moses Aborne, 
John [Robert. — Waste Book.] Wilson and John Whiffin were 
dismissed upon their presentments. 

John Robinson confessing that he had attended a meeting 
[at Josiah Soth wick's house — Waste Book.], also at Joseph 
Boyce's several times, was fined, and being convicted for not 

*The men chosen by the selectmen of Marblehead, Moysese 
Mavericke, Ambrose Gale, Richard Norman, Richard Rieth 
and William Beale, to inspect private houses: Nathaniell 
Walton, Thomas Smith, Thomas Pitman, Richard Reede, 
Edward Holeman, John Waldron and Edward Reade. 

Petition, dated July 14, 1676, of William Beale and Richard 
Rieth, for the selectmen of Marblehead, to the court: "where- 
as the lawes of this common wealth ordereth that euery Towne 
shall prouide for their oAvne poore; phillip welch of Topsfeild 
being reputed A very poore man & of late com with his 
Family into our Towne of Marble Head u'ithout Leaue ob- 
tained from either Towne or selectmen, also, beeing ackcording 
To our towne order warned either to depart or giue bond 
for ye Townes secuitie hee refusing to doe either, wee doubte 
not but this honnoured court will giue releeffe against this 
iniust intrusion." 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 193 

frequently attending the public worship of God, was admon- 
ished. 

Isabel! Pudeater, wife of Jacob, was sentenced to be whipped 
with fifteen stripes, upon her presentment for drinking, unruly 
carriage and abusing her husband and his goods.* 

William Bowditch, by his letters and answers, gave such 
satisfaction to the court for not going home to his wife, that 
he was dismissed. 

Goody Bates, upon her presentment, was admonished. 

Edward Bringell, presented for abusing and challenging 
Goody Bates out of her house and calling her vile names was 
ordered to be whipped ten stripes. They were to psLy charges 
equally, to Samuell Golthwrite, 3s., Tho. Cooper, 3s., Will. 
Adams, 3s., horse hire, Is., Constable Giles, 3s.t 

Whereas there was a complaint made against Mr. John 
Blanoe by Mrs. Elizabeth King that said Blanoe withheld 
a parcel of land that belonged to his children, which were by 
her daughter the said Blanoe's late wife, but not appearing, 
he was ordered to appear at the next Ipswich court, and not 
to make any waste of the wood or timber growing upon said 
land. 

Whereas there was a complaint made by Wm. Curtice 

*John Baker, aged about thirty-six years, and his wife 
Jone, aged about thirty years, deposed that living near Isable 
Pudator, wife of Jacob Pewdator, they knew her to be a 
brawling and contentious woman, & ''how y* she carieth 
both to her husband & her neighbours in her Line & con- 
versation neither as y^ Law of god or man requireth." Also 
that they had heard her threaten to be the death of her hus- 
band and burn his house. Sworn in court. 

fJno. Vpton, aged twenty-one years, deposed that as he 
was going along the highway, he saw Goodman Shafflin's ser- 
vant passing along before him about ten rods distant and 
as he went by Bateses house, Bateses wife went out and beat 
him. After the boy cried out, she beat him again several 
times. Sworn in court. 

Samuell Goldthwait, aged thirty-seven years, testified 
that he saw Edward Pringell (or Tringle), servant to Mihell 
Shaflin, fling a stone violently at the door side of the house of 
Goody Bates and heard him call her vile names, etc. Sworn 
in court. 



194 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [July 

against his servant Jacob Preston, for leaving his service, 
court ordered that said Jacob serve out his time according 
to indenture, and also three months more in consideration 
of the time lost. It was to be understood that said Curtice 
was to keep him at work at the trade of a blacksmith, and each 
party to pay his own charges. Tho. Preston was to bear said 
Jacob's charges.* 

Thomas Greene, the reputed father of Remember Samons' 
child, bound over his ten acres of land that he had lately 
received from the town, as security for the payment for the 
keeping of the child from the time it was born until he should 
take away the child into his own keeping at the rate of 3s. 
per week, which is to be within one month's time. 

Edward Berry and Betteris his wife, presented for not 
living together as man and wife, were ordered to live together 

*William Cortis' petition: "about 22 months since I bought 
a saruant of Thomas Chandler of Andouer Jacob Prasson 
by name for about three yares and a halfe time my saruant 
continued with me about alauen months my family at that 
time being very sick and Jacob not being very well I gaue 
him leue and lent him my horse to goe to Andouer to be a 
while amongst his friends but being taken sick by the way at 
his Brother there he lay for som time after he recouered he 
went to Andouer to his father Holts where I was willing he 
shud be a while: but in the begining of the last winter I sent 
for my man to com hom and he came hom and there told 
me that while he was at his father Holts he had groned 3 : 
or 4 bushells of corne for me and it was thire redy so I let 
him haue my horse to fech it hom thire he keept my horse 
about on weeke and then sent hom my horse without corne 
and also sent me word he whould not com agan to me and 
ever senc at times I haue ofen sent to him and som times by 
axsident I haue meet with him and spake to him to com to 
me and follow my ocasions, which he hath from time to time 
refused so that I ame gratly damnyfied for wont of his 1 1 labor 1 1 
my dependenc being upon him to help me here in: as also that 
this honoured court whould be plesd to send for Thomas 
Presson who hath the couinent or indentuer that showes the 
right I haue in my saruant it being commeeted to him to 
keep till it was caled for by partyes consarned and now altho 
I haue myself and Thomas Chandler togather demanded the 
indentter of the s^ presson yet he refuseth to deliuer it for 
which rong I humbelly crafe the help of this honnored court." 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 195 

according to God's ordinance within one fortnight upon 
penalty of 51i. fine.* 

Isasack Williams, petitioning to be freed from the troop 
because of his bodily weakness, was dismissed provided he 
attend the foot company. 

Whereas there was entered in the inventory of Jeffery 
Thistle, deceased, 31i. 6d. in old England money and New 

*Betterice Berry's petition, concerning not living with her 
husband Edmond Berry: "I can proue by Testimony ver- 
bally & also by writing under his hand ye conditionall coven' 
made Between us before o' marriage, ye wch Coven* at ye 
Tyme of o"^ marriage was acknowledged before ye honored 
Major Hathorne; & likewise I can make proofe by John 
Glouer whom he employed to come to me as a Friend to speake 
in his behalf; that ye sd Edm. Berry desired nothing of my 
estate he desired nothing but my person; but alas how he 
carried it to me afterwards I know y® Towne & Country hath 
rung of it, & that it cannot otherwise be but yo"" worships 
must of necessity haue heard of his base, brutish & Inhumane 
carriage to me being trulj^ such as was Impossible for any 
poore woman specially a woman of my Age to liue with such 
a person & this I can bring proof of to ye honord Court that 
he did tell Jn° Glouer that if I would not giue up ye writings 
that were made between us he would make me weary of my 
life & so indeed I found it; & so at Length with his consent 
we parted; & now I haue declared myself as breifly as I could; 
& doe desire to ly at ye mercy of ye court, for what euer I 
suffer I am not able to liue with such a Tyrant." 

Christopher Waller, aged about fifty-seven years, deposed 
that having been in discourse with Goodman Plummer, the 
former husband of Betterice Berry, he told deponent that 
he lived as comfortably with her as a man could desire and 
if he had sought all the world over he could not have had a 
better wife. Deponent also knew that she lived comfortably 
with both husbands, but he heard Edmond Berry say to her 
that she should never live a quiet hour with him unless she 
burned the writings, etc. Sworn in court. 

Elizabeth Price, aged about sixty years, and Elizabeth 
White, aged about seventy years, testified that being at the 
house of Edward Berry and being sensible of Goodwife Berry's 
want of help and conveniences, they asked him whether he 
were willing that she should leave him and go elsewhere. 
He replied yes, with all his heart. 

Richard Croad, aged about forty-nine years, deposed. 



196 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

England coin, which money was left in the hands of Henry 
Hayman and there being testimony given in that the said 
money was ordered before the death of said Thistle to be 
delivered to his daughter in England, and Hayman promising 
to do so, it was ordered that the said sum be discounted as 
so much paid upon the said inventory. 

Fined by Major Hathorne from June, 1675 to June, 1676:* 

Verdicts brought in for the June term, 1676. 

On 6 : 7 : 1675, Mordecay Larcum, for taking a canoe. 

James Shaw, for drunkenness the second time. 

Edward Counter, for abusing the constable. 

On 22 : 11 : 1675, Wm. Curtice, for affronting the constable. 

John Guppy, for abusing "one the preson"," and John 
Dicer for the same but with more violence and entering the 
house. 

On 5 : 4 : 1676, Jon. Williams' wife, for breach of the peace. 

Nathaniell Pitman, jr., for breach of the peace. 

Court held at Ipswich, Sept. 26, 1676. 

Judges: Mr. Symonds, Dep. Gov., Major Genrll. Denison 
and Major Hawthorne. 

Grand jury: Lift. Jonath. Wade, Edward Chapman, Thomas 
Low, sr., Daniell Hovy, Walter Roper, Robert Long, James 
Ordway, John Keyly, James Bayley, Georg Kilbourne, Abra- 
ham Redington, George Abbott, Isaack Comings, and Samuell 
Worster, 

Jury of trials: Capt. Jo. Whipple, Daniell Warner, Wm. 
Story, Joseph Goodhue, Tho. Low, jr., Sergt. Tho. Waite, 
Sergt. Dan. Pearce, Sergt. Caleb Moody, Wm. Morse, John 
Palmer, Sam. Platts and Wm. Averill. 

On Apr. 17, 1676, Laurance Clenton acknowledged judg- 
ment to Mr. Francis Wainwright in wheat, pork or barley. 

Jonathan Hart, in behalf of himself and sisters v. John 
Peach, jr. Review of a case tried at Ipswich in March, 1673. 
As this case had been heard at the General Court, court would 
not allow it to be heard here, but ordered them to repair to the 

*List of persons fined, returned by Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 
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1676] RECORDS AND PILES 197 

General Court for a new hearing or to have it referred to 
some other court by the General Court for a hearing. 

Thomas Gardner v. Mr. Shuball Walker. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff.* 

John Emery v. Benjamin Thomson, administrator of the 
estate of John Godfry, Debt. Verdict for plaintiff. Ap- 
pealed to the next Court of Assistants at Boston. Benjamin 
Tompson bound, with Moses Chadwell and Lift. Richard 
Way as sureties. 

Steephen Crose v. Moses Chadwell. Verdict for plaintiff. f 

*Writ: Thomas Gardner, jr. v. Capt. Shuball Walker; 
debt; dated Sept. 13, 1676; signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court; and served by Henry Skerry,| marshal of Salem. 
Bond of Shu. Walker.J 

Thomas Gardnar's bill of cost, lU. 6s. 5d. Mr. Dudly 
Brodstret mentioned. 

Bond, dated Andover, Oct. 16, 1672, given by Shu. WalkerJ 
of Bradford, gentleman, to Thomas Gardner, jr., of Salem, 
shoemaker, for 31i. 10s. in provisions, in satisfaction of all 
debts between said Gardner and George Cross, said Gardner's 
servant. Wit: Dudley Bradstreetf and Benjamin Gerrish.J 

fWrit: Stephen Cross v. Moses Chadwell; for not perform- 
ing his part of a covenant concerning the sloop called the 
Adventure; dated Sept. 14, 1676; signed by Robert Lord, J 
for the court; and served by John Lee, J deputy for Robert 
Lord,t marshal of Ipswich, by attachment of a piece of pasture 
land of defendant's. 

Steven Cross' bill of cost. 

Robert Lord, marshal, deposed that he served the attach- 
ment which was for work done on Cross's sloop in Quarter- 
master Perkins' new room, etc. Sworn in court. 

Robert Duch, sr., testified that he was in Boston the last 
February when there came one William Hamelton, a merchant, 
to him and inquired where he might hire a small vessel of 
20 tons or thereabouts. Deponent directed him to Steeven 
Crosse with whom he bargained, agreeing to pay him 121i. 
10s. per month in current silver of New England. Sworn, 
Sept. 22, 1676, before Daniel Denison.J 

Samuell Duch, jr., aged about twenty-four years, deposed. 
Sworn, Sept. 22, 1676, before Daniel Denison.J 

Robert Crosse, jr., aged thirty-four years, deposed that the 
covenant between his brother Steeven and Chadwell was never 

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198 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Robert Crose v. Jo. Cogswell, administrator of the estate 
of Samuell Cogswell. Debt for a steer, in corn and money. 
Verdict for plaintiff.* 

fulfilled, for the latter was bound to gunwale the sloop and 
make it fit for the sea which he never did but kept the vessel 
a long time. Sworn in court. 

Benjamin Chadwell, aged about thirty-four years, deposed 
that there was a bargain between Moses Chadwell, Steeven 
Cross and Samll. Cogswell for the rebuilding of the sloop 
and that Cross and Cogswell provided iron work, tar and 
okum. Sworn, 18 : 7 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

William Bateler, aged about twenty-five years, deposed 
that in 1672 about the middle of the winter, he was in Boston 
and met Steeven Cross buying nails and speeks which deponent 
took to Line where the sloop lay, according to Cross' request. 
Sworn, Sept. 21, 1676, before Daniel Denison.f 

Thomas Kemble, aged about fifty-six years, deposed that 
he wrote the covenant in which Cross was to deliver to Chad- 
well boards at Mr. Ralph King's cove or landing place, which 
boards they said were to have been delivered at a creek called 
Driver's creek. Deponent further remembered that upon 
signing the covenant they agreed that the old covenant which 
was in one Domingo White's hand was to be void. Sworn 
23 : 7 : 1676, before Thomas Clarke,t commissioner. 

Ezekiell Needham, aged about thirty years, deposed that 
being in Boston he was a witness to the second covenant, etc. 
Sworn, 25 : 7 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Domingoe White deposed. Sworn in court. 

Samuell Tarbox, aged about twenty-nine years, deposed 
that Stephen Crosse lodged at Lynn on account of the sloop 
not being finished from the middle of March to Apr. 22, 1673. 
Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated Sept. 20, 1676, signed by Robert Lord,t for 
the court, and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich. 

Agreement, dated Nov. 23, 1672, between Steeven Crossef 
and Samuell Cogswellf of Ipswich on one part and Moses 
Chadwellf of Lynn on the other part, the latter "to build 
upon a Sloop Caled y^ aduenf^ which now Lays in Drivers 
Creak Y* is to say one streak of nine inches broad Round 
fore & haft & to bring on a Rayle & leaue an opening of fowr 
Inches betwix y^ planke & y« Rayle & to gonell out to y^ Rayle 
fore & hafet & to sporkett her worke man Lik & to greaue her 
& mak her fitting to y^ sea," Crosse and Cogswell to provide 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 199 

Edmond Marshall v. Mr. Thomas Saxton. For with- 
holding 121i. Verdict for plaintiff. John Jacob, attorney 
to Mr. Daniell and Mr. Saxton, appealed to the next Court 
of Assistants at Boston and was bound, with Capt. John 
Whipple and Quartermaster Perkins, as sureties.* 

all iron work, tar and okum and to pay 61i. in pine boards 
delivered at Driver's creek at Lynn at lli. 15s. per M. Wit: 
Domingoe Whitef and Samuell Tarbox.f Owned in court. 

Bond of Roberte Crosse, f dated Oct. 29, 1675 to pay to 
John Cogswell the income of 291i. for ten months provided 
the court recovered against him. Wit: John Andrewesf 
and William Goodhue. f 

*Writ: Edmond Marshall v. Mr. Tho. Saxton; for with- 
holding 121i. for wages in the ship Apollo of which he is com- 
mander; dated Aug. 22, 1676; signed by Elias Stileman,t 
for the court; and served by Israeli Phillips,! constable of 
Portsmouth. Capt. Thomas Daniell bound for said Sax- 
ton's appearance. 

Thomas Saxton's bill of cost, 18s.; 

Edmon Marshall's bill of cost, 51i. Is. 3d. 

Bill, dated Barbadoes, July 1, pd. to Edmond Martial 
in Barbadoes, being Money Lent By Mr. Abraham Bartholo- 
mew, 8 peeces of 8, 21i. ; pd. By Thomas Saxon To sd Martiall 
20 p in money in Barbadoes to pay 25 p Cent, lli. 5s.; pd. to 
Mr. Marsh Innkeper in Newbery, lli. 15s. lid. Pd. To sd. 
Mr. Marsh for Benjamin Martial, IH. 12s. 6d. 

William Esset ahd Oliver Penney testify that Benjamin 
Marshall worked at carpenter's work and caulking from the 
time that his brother Edmand Marshall came to work upon 
the ship Apollo at Nubery until 'the ship went to sea on May 
11, of which Mr. Thomas Saxton is master. Sworn at Great 
Island, Aug. 21, 1676, before Elias Stileman,t commissioner. 

William Isset, aged about forty-nine years, deposed that he 
being boatswain of the ship Apollo, Thomas Saxton, com- 
mander, bound for Barbadoes, and which set sail May 11, 
1676, Edmund Martiall and Benjamin Martial also by order 
of Mr. Abraham Bartholomew being on board, the latter did 
not perform the part of seamen but contrary to expectation 
were not fit for the performance of their duty and absented 
themselves several days in Barbadoes. Sworn at Great 
Island, Aug. 25, 1676, before Elias Stileman,t commissioner. 

Oliver Penny, aged about twenty-two years, deposed that 
he was shipped on the ship Apollo and he heard the Martialle 

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200 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Nathaniell Chapman v. Wm. Healy. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff.* 

say that they were no seamen, etc. Sworn at Great Island, 
Aug. 25, 1676, before Elias Stileman,! commissioner. 

Thomas Saxon, aged about twenty-eight years, testified that 
he was commander of the Apollo which set sail from Newbery 
river and he did not ship the Martialls as seamen. Also that 
they absented themselves eight days and nights in Barbadoes, 
and when the ship arrived in the river of Piscataqua in New 
England on July 31, both men left the ship. Sworn, Sept. 8, 
1676, before Richard Martyn,t commissioner. 

Samuell Loell, aged about twenty-nine years, testified. 
Sworn in court. 

James March, aged about thirteen years, testified that 
when he was in Barbadoes he heard Mr. Saxton say that he 
would pay said Marshall his wages when he came to New 
England, etc. 

William Carr of Salisbury, aged about twenty-eight years, 
deposed that about Mar. 13 or 14 last, Thomas Saxton came 
aboard the Apollo, which was lying ashore on Marymack 
Island, with the two Martials and came up to deponent on 
the deck and said that he had two carpenters now. Also 
that Saxon and Bartholmew were to give him seven shillings 
per diem in money to work upon the ship. Sworn in court. 

Benjamin Marshall, aged about twenty-five years, testified 
that Edmand Marshall went to work upon the ship at Nubary 
some time between Mar. 10 and 13. Sworn in court. 
Benjamin Marshall deposed. Sworn in court. 
William Issett and Oliver Penney testified that Edmand 
Marshall was to have 50s. a month. Sworn, at Great Island, 
Aug. 21, 1676, before Elias Stileman,t commissioner. 

James Carr, aged about twenty-six years, deposed that he 
having occasion to go aboard the ship on Mar. 13 or 14, 
she lay by the Island side at deponent's father's where the 
ship was graving. Also that he was paid 5s. 3d. for work 
which he did. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated Aug. 14, 1676, signed by Robert Lord,t for 
the court, and served by John Heywood,t constable of Con- 
cord. 

Nathll. Chapman's bill of cost. Hi. 7s. 6d. 
Summons, dated Aug. 14, 1676, for William Healy's ap- 
pearance, signed by Robert Lord,t for the court. Bond of 
William Healy,t with Samuel Jones,t as surety. 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 201 

Benjamin Marshall v. Mr. Thomas Saxton. For denying 
a debt. Verdict for plaintiff. John Jacob, attorney to Mr. 
Danill and Mr. Saxton, appealed to the next Court of Assist- 
ants at Boston and was bound.* 

Bill of sale, dated Oct. 18, 1675, given by Nathanell Chap- 
man of Ipswich to William Healy, jr., of Cambreg, a horse 
for which he was to pay 31i. in silver; signed by William 
Healy. t Wit: John Chapmanf and Samuel Chapman.f 
Sworn in court. 

*Writ: Benjamin Marshall v. Mr. Thomas Saxton, com- 
mander of the ship Apollo; for detaining a debt due for work 
upon the ship in Rowley; dated Aug. 22, 1676; signed by 
Elias Stileman,t for the court; and served by Israeli Phillips,} 
constable of Portsmouth. 

Thomas Saxton's bill of cost, 18s. 

Benjamin Marshall's bill of cost, 41i. 14s. 2d. 

Tho. Woodbridge, aged about twenty-eight years, deposed 
that last March Mr. Abram Bartholomew came up to his 
house in a rage, saying "I wounder you doe not dispatch 
us away For I am at great charge hear, for as long as Benj. 
marshall works on the vessill ashoar I am to pay him so much 
pr. the mounth as I paid him for you before the uessill was 
Lanched." Deponent had heard Bartholomew many times 
commend the Martials for their work, etc. Sworn, Sept. 26, 
1676, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Edmand Martiall, aged about twenty-seven years, testi- 
fied. Sworn in court. 

William Issett and Oliver Penny testified. Sworn at Great 
Island, Aug. 21, 1676, before Elias Stileman,t commissioner. 

Hugh March, aged about fifty-five years, deposed that he 
found by his book that Bengamin Marsell and Edward Mar- 
sell came to his house for diet and lodging from Mar. 12, 1675 
to Mar. 25, "and his wife to the last day of March, 1676. The 
bill was Hi. 16s. 9d. which Mr. Abraham Barthellomew dis- 
charged. Sworn, Sept. 23, 1676, before Daniel Denison.f 

Samuell Lowell, aged twenty-nine years, testified that Mr. 
Thomas Saxton sent him to Ipswich to hire Benjamin Mar- 
shall, etc. Sworn in court. 

Edmund Marshall, aged about twenty-seven years, testified 
that when he was in Barbados, etc. His brother Benjamin 
mentioned. Sworn in court. 

William Esset, aged about forty-nine years, testified that 
Benjamin Marshal was hired for 30s. per month, etc. Sworn 

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202 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Benjamin Marshall v. Mr. Thomas Saxton. For withhold- 
ing money. Verdict for plaintiff. John Jacob, attorney to 
Mr. Daniel and Mr. Saxton, appealed to the next Court of 
Assistants, and was bound with Capt. John Whipple and 
Mr. John Perkins, as sureties.* 

Moses Pengry v. Steephen Hascott. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff. t 

Jonathan Haines v. Peter Tappan. Unjust molestation. 
Withdrawn. 

Benjamin Lowle v. Capt. Wm. Gerrish. For withholding 
a true account. Verdict for defendant. Appealed to the next 
Court of Assistants at Boston. Benjamin Lowle bound with 
Mr. Richard Dumer and Caleb Moody, as sureties. J 

at Great Island, Aug. 21, 1676, before Elias Stileman,§ com- 
missioner. Edmund Marshall testified to the same. Sworn 
in court. 

James Carre, aged about twenty-six years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

*Writ, dated Aug. 22, 1676, signed by Elias Stileman,§ 
for the court, and served by Israeli Phillips, § constable of 
Portsmouth. 

Bengamen Marshall's bill of cost, 41i. 15s. 4d. 

Thomas Saxton's bill of cost, 18s. 

fCopy of bond, dated Mar. 17, 1674, given by Stephen 
Haskott of Salem, soapboiler, to Moses Pengry, sr., of Ipswich, 
for 601i., in money, English, French and West India goods, in 
consideration of a sloop bought of said Moses not yet delivered. 
Wit: Moses Pengry, jr., and Aron Pengry, jr. Owned in 
court. There was received in money lOli., of which he had a 
receipt from John Pengrye. Upon agreement made by Moses 
Pengry and Steeven Haskett to alter the vessel by said Stee- 
phen's account, lOli. were abated, and said Moses discharged 
of the former engagement, only providing timber work for 
launching and plank that the vessel needed for her fitting out. 
Wit: Moses Pengry, jr. and Aron Pengry, jr. Owned in court. 
Copy made by Robert Lord,§ cleric. 

I Writ: Benjamin Lowle v. Capt. William Gerrish; for 
withholding a true account of plaintiff's father John Lowle's 
estate, as executor, and his mother's estate, as overseer, and 
for disposing of some of the estate contrary to a court order 
dated Oct. 20, 1658; dated Sept. 20, 1676; signed by Dudley 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 203 

Bradstreet,* for the court; and served by Joseph Pike,* 
constable of Newbery, by attachment of a parcel of cabbages 
or collards in a garden at or near Capt. Gerrish's dwelling 
house in Newbery, and the hay in the old barn. 

Capt. Gerrish's bill of cost, 21i. 8s. 

Benja. Lowle's bill of cost, 10s. 

Benjamin Lowle's declaration. 

Copy of the record of the General Court of Oct. 19, 1658, 
allowing the overseers of the will of Mrs. Elizabeth Lowle to 
let out the real estate for the benefit of the children, signed 
by Edward Rawson,* secretary. 

Copy of the record of the General Court of Oct. 18, 1648, 
upon petition of Edmund Moores to confirm the sale of some 
land of the estate of John Lowle, deceased, sold him by the 
executors, signed by Edward Rawson,* secretary. 

At a meeting of a committee appointed by the town on 
Jan. 10, 1652, Mr. John Lowle was acknowledged to have 
two freeholds, Samuell Plumer was acknowledged to be a 
freeholder from Mr. John Lowle's one privilege and Georg 
Litle from another privilege that was said Lowle's. Copy 
from the town book of Newbury made by Anthony Somerby. * 

Benjamin, son of John Lowle, was born Sept. 12, 1642. 
Copy from the register book of Newbury made by Anthony 
Somerby.* 

Copy of receipt of Elizabeth Lowle of Newbery, dated 
18 : 10 : 1648, from the overseer what was left her by her 
husband's or mother Goodal's will for herself and her two 
children, Elizabeth and Banjemin. Wit: Percivall Lowle, Mar- 
garett (her mark) Lowle and Wm. Gerrish. Capt. Wm. 
Geerish, aged fifty-six years, and Margarett Lowell, aged about 
sixty years, made oath to this writing. Sworn Nov. 6, 1673, 
before Daniell Denison. Copy made by Hilliard Veren,* 
cleric. 

Philip Nellson* and his wife Elizabeth Nellson* gave up, 
Aug. 7, 1673, to their brother Benjamin Lowle, their right in 
a freehold which was given to said Elizabeth's mother by her 
husband's will. Wit: Thomas Nellson* and John Acie.* 

Letter of attorney, dated Sept. 22, 1676, given by Wm. 
Gerrishf of Newbury to John Knight, sr. of Newbury. Wit: 
Robert Long.* 

William Pulsbury, aged about seventy-one years, deposed 
that at Mr. Woodman's house he heard Capt. Gerish say that 
the freehold held by Gorg Littell was never sold but still be- 
longed to Mr, John Lowel's children. Sworn, Sept. 25, 1676, 
before Nath. Saltonstall,* commissioner. 

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204 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Joshua Boynton v. John Young. Debt. For 6,000 feet of 
merchantable boards. Verdict for plaintiff, in pine boards 
to be delivered at Edmond More's landing place. 

Peeter Tappan v. Jonathan Haines. Review. Verdict 
for defendant.* 

Bethia Longhorne chose her uncle Thomas Longhorne as 
her guardian. 

John Wainwright and Left. Wade were licensed to sell 
liquors as a trader for a year. 

Quartermaster Perkins had his license renewed for a year 
also his license to draw liquors. 

John Sparke, Deacon Wm. Goodhue, Francis Wainwright 
and Samuell Bishop had their licenses renewed for a year. 

Thomas Judkin had his license renewed for a year, also his 
license for liquors. 

The selectmen of Nubury, complained of at Salem court 
by Capt. White for over-rating him, and the case referred to 
this court, the said selectmen not appearing, court ordered 
that they appear at the next Salem court. 

Ossman Dutch attaching Samuell Bishop to this court and 
not prosecuting was allowed costs. 

Thomas Millett dying intestate, court granted administra- 
tion of his estate to Mary Millett, relict of said Thomas. 



Marey Godfrey, aged forty-one years, testified. Sworn, 
Sept. 25, 1676, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Phillip Nelson, aged about forty-years, deposed that after 
he married one of Benjamin Lowle's sisters, he had trouble 
with his uncle Lowle, Capt. Gerrish and Nicholas Noyse con- 
cerning her portion. Deponent called John Pickard and they 
came to an agreement and there were 15011. more due. Sworn 
May 6, 1675 before Samuel Symonds, Dep. Gov. Copy made 
by Isa. Addington,t cleric. 

Margaret Loul, aged seventy years, and Samuell Lowl, 
aged twenty-nine years, deposed. Sworn in court. 

*Bond, dated 22 : 7 : 1676, given by Johnnathan Haynesf 
of Newburey to John Webster of Newbery, deputy to the 
marshal of Ipswich, for appearance at Ipswich court. Wit: 
John Kallyt and John Michel. f 

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1676] EECORDS AND FILES 205 

Francis Wainwright renounced his administratorship of 
the estate of Freegrace Norton granted in March last. 

John Wainwright was appointed administrator of the 
estate of Freegrace Norton. He was to allow the widow her 
thirds of the land and to pay no debt except to his satisfaction 
due and legally proved; also to pay as far as the estate could 
be sold for.* 

Benjamin Roff's negro woman Dina, presented for fornica- 
tion, was ordered to be whipped or pay a fine. 

*Thomas Borman, sr., Walter Roper, Abraham Tilton and 
Elihu Wardal, chosen to appraise the work done by Freegras 
Norton for Docter Dane, found it to be worth 241i. 12s. 6d. 
Approved by the court, Mar. 30, 1676. Robert Lord,t cleric. 

Inventory of the estate of Freegrace Norton, taken Mar. 
28, 1676: by 1 orchard of three quarters of an acre, 151i.; 

1 bedsted curtains & valins, 31i. 10s.; 1 Cubbord & Cubborp 
Cloath, 31i. 4s.; 1. table & one forme & one Carpit, Hi.; 6 
chairs & 3 Cushins, 14s.; one Chest with Locke & key, 5s.; 

2 pr. sheets, 21i.; 2 table Cloaths & 6 napkins, 10s.; one Bible 
& one sermon booke, 7s.; one silver dram cupp & 1 pr. shooe 
buckles, 7s.; 1 settle & 1 small table & 1 Inkhorne, 10s. 6d.; 
1 brass skillet, 1 Kettle, 1 warminge* pann. Hi. 10s.; 3 pewter 
Dishes & 3 porringers, 14s.; one Pewter pot & 3 Cupps, 5s. 
one Tin kettle & 4 Tin pans, one tunnel & 1 sass pan, 7s. 6d. 
1 pr. tonges, fire shovell & Grid Iron, 10s.; one fryinge pann 

1 pr. Bellows, 5s. 6d.; one spitt, one Jacke & waite. Hi. 5s. 

3 pailes & 1 pigen, 5s.; 2 boules, 3 dishes, 6 trenchers, 3s. 
Earthen ware, 2s.; spoons, 12d.; 4 barrels, & 2 halfe barrels 
& 1 meshinge tubb. Hi.; 3 Keelers & one trucklebed sted & 

2 Chests, 6s.; one broadax & one Narrow ax, 7s.; working 
tooles & 1 pr. beetle rings, 19s.; 1 Candlesticke, 2 hookes 
& staples, 2s. 6d.; one seate in the meetinge house. Hi.; total, 
361i. 10s. What Charge Freegrace Norton was in repaireinge 
the house, by 1,000 foote pine Boards, 31i.; Laying 2 floors, 
findinge all nailes & sleeprs., 15s.; 2 doors, 2 pr. hooks & 
hinges, one Locke, pettel, &c., 15s.; stoninge a seller, 5s.; 
2 pr. staires, 8s.; 1,000 brickes, 20s.; for whiteing ye roome, 
9s.; Glass, 14s.; Ensigne Tho. Burnum, Walter Roper, Abra. 
Tilton & Elihu AVardell being Chosen p Docter Deane & 
Goody Norton to apprise the worke Freegrace Norton did for 
ye sd Deane & thay finde it worth 241i. 12s. 6d.; Goodman 
Bridges is dr. to the estate, 6s.; total, £68. 3s. 6d. 

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206 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Hanah Lovill was admonished upon her presentment.* 

Richard Woolery being the reputed father of the child of 
Abigaill Morse, court ordered that he pay to her 3s. per week 
in corn toward the maintenance of the child, and to give 
security or be committed to prison. 

Joseph Browne was discharged of his first presentment and 
Rich. Shatswell, who caused him to be presented, was allowed 
costs. 

Joseph Browne, presented for rescuing cattle, was fined. f 

Mary Greely, presented for fornication, was sentenced to 
be whipped. J 

Roger Darby and his wife were presented for not coming to 
meeting on the Lord's days. Court declared that they had 
forfeited 5s. a week each since the last court in September 
and ordered that they pay 50s, presently or be committed 
to prison, being 12d. a day for each of them. 

Thomas Ayres was discharged of his presentment.! 

*Presented for excess in the manner of her attire and hair. 
Wit: Walter Roper and Daniell Ho vie. 

fTimothy (his mark) Haris, aged about seventeen years, 
deposed that he saw Joseph Browne take away his oxen from 
Richard Shatswell by force when the latter took them from 
Marke Quilter's rye and was driving them to the pound. Also 
that the oxen had fed in the rye and had lain down in it a 
pretty while before Shatswell came. Richard Shatswell 
affirmed the same. Mr. Norton, Andrew Peters and Mr. 
Tutell were witnesses. Sworn in court. 

Moses Pengry, sr., aged sixty-four years, deposed that there 
being a necessity for a highway to and from a creek called 
Greene creek for hay and thatch to pass by freely, Richard 
Shatswell, owner of the land, petitioned to the town at a 
general town meeting that such a highway be laid out. The 
selectmen ordered Reginald Foster, Robert Lord and deponent 
to have it done, which they did, etc. Joseph Browne men- 
tioned. Sworn in court. 

Presented for breaking open Richard Shatswell's gate which 
was locked. Wit: Richard Shatswell and Samuell Cobbit. 

IPresented for fornication with Laurence Clenton. Wit: 
Elesabeth Abit and Nathaniell Welses wife. 

§Presented for telling a lie by which he procured his horse 
from the pound, it being impounded by John Gamage. Wit: 
Mr. Wilson and John Gamage. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 207 

For the settlement of the estate of George Gittins, deceased, 
by agreement of the widow, administratrix and the five sons, 
it was ordered that all the estate be delivered into the hands 
of the five sons, Thomas, John, James, Samuell and Joseph 
Gittins, to be divided, Thomas to have a double portion. 
They were to give security to pay the widow during her life 
251i. per annum and her living in the house, with the use 
of the household stuff, and to pay to their three sisters, Re- 
becka, Abigaill and Mary, 501i. each, deducting so much as 
any of them have formerly had as their portion from their 
father. 

Zachary Hericke of Beaverly, complaining of his infirmity 
that he is not able to ride, was dismissed from the troop to 
the foot. 

Nathaniell Wells having brought up George Greely from 
his birth, the latter was ordered to live with him or his heirs 
until he be twenty-three years of age. 

Thomas Kimball dying intestate, Mary Kimball, his widow 
was appointed administratrix. An inventory* brought in, 
amounting to 52011. clear estate was ordered to the eight 
children and widow as follows: to Richard the eldest son, 
801i., and to the rest of the children, 401i. each, and the re- 
mainder of the estate to the widow, the land to stand bound 
for the payment of the children's portions. 

Given to the house, 6s. 8d. 

*Inventory of the estate of Thom. Kimball, taken May 18, 
1676, by Shu. Walker and Samuell Gage,t and allowed Sept. 
26, 1676, in Ipswich court: wearing apparill, all ye Indians 
left, 21i. 10s.; Tabel lining, 1 sheete, 3 pillowberes,. Hi. 15s.; 
vallence and Curtaine and 4 Cushins, 10s.; 2 Rugs, 2 blankets, 
and a parcill of old beading, 31i. 5s.; peautar, 31i. 3s.; 1 Iron 
pot, 1 warming pan, 2 tubs, 2 barills, IH. 10s.; saddle and 
pillion and a parcill of sheeps wool. Hi. 5s.; Tools for his 
traid and utensils for husbandry, 51i.; six oxen, five Cowes, 
two heifers of 3 yere old, 3 steres of 2 yere old, 2 yerlings, 
5 Calves, 661i. 15s.; a horse and a mare and a Coult, 61i.; 12 
swine, 71i.; 7 shepe, 21i.; housing and about 422 acres land 
and medow, 45011.; glass. Hi. 10s.; Corne and provisions, 
31i.; 5 yards of Cloath, Hi.; total, 55611. 3s. Wearing cloaths 
of Goody kimbals, 311. 16s.; cloaths of Joanna Kimball, 21i. 

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208 salisbury quarterly court [nov. 

Court held at Salisbury, Nov. 14, 1676. 

Major Genii. Denison, President; Capt. Nathll. Salton- 
stall. Major Robert Pike, Capt. Tho. Bradbury and Mr. 
Samll. Dalton, Associates. 

Grand jury: Abraham Pirkins, foreman, Phillip Challis, 
Tho. Barnard, sr., John Haseltine, Daniell Hendrick, Moses 
Gillman, Rodger Easman, John Ilsly, John Gill, Francis 
Page, Joseph Dowe and Tho. Sleeper. 

Jury of trials: John Samborn, foreman, Robert Swan, Tho. 
Barnard, jr., Samll. Colby, William Osgood, sr., Henry True, 
Samll. Felloes, John French, Lt. Ralf Hall, Henry Roby, 
Nathll. Weare and Anthony Tayler. 

William More, grandjuryman from Exeter, was fined for 
non-appearance. 

John Smith v. William Samborn, sr. Appeal from a judg- 
ment of Mr. Samll. Dalton, July 10, 1676, upon suspicion of 
crime for false SAvearing. Verdict for plaintiff, the reversion 
of the former judgment. 

Joseph Smith v. Timothie Hilliard. Appeal from a judg- 
ment of Mr. Samll. Dalton, Aug. 3, 1676. Verdict for plaintiff, 
the reversion of the former judgment. 

Jno. Redman, jr. v. Samll. Dalton and Henry Dow. Appeal 

10s. Debts due to the estate: Gilbort Wilford's estate, Hi. 
Daniell Boreman, Hi.; John Wicom, Hi.; Joseph Bond, Hi 
2s.; Ensigne Chandler, Hi. 10s.; by John Kimbal, 121i. 
total, 171i. 12s. Debts due from the estate: Mr. Wainwright 
91i. 18s. 6d.; Capt. Gerish, 91i. 19s. Id.; Sergent Wait, 61i 
18s.; John Pickard, Hi. 10s.; Stephen Webster, Hi. 10s. 
Will. Barker, 21i. 16s.; Decon Jewit, 18s.; David Haseltine 
Hi. Is.; Hunt of Ipswich, Hi. 2s.; Decon Goodhue, Hi.; Mr 
Cobbit, 10s.; Shu. Walker, 12s.; Joseph Hardy, Hi. 10s. 
Nath. Gage, 15s.; Samull Haseltine, 21i. 2s.; Francis Jordon 
2s. 6d.; Josiah Gage, 18s., John Stickne, 31i.; Mr. Buship 
at present not known; Anthony Somersby, Hi. 5s.; Phillip 
Fouler, 6s.; total, 501i. 8s. Id. 

List of presentments, dated Sept. 26, 1676, signed by Jon- 
athan Wade,* in the name of the rest: 

Hanah Downing, Mr. John Cogswell's maid, for vile language 
against William Tomson, calling him devil. Wit: George 
Stimson and his wife. 

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167dJ records and files 209 

from a judgment of the selectmen of Hampton. Verdict for 
defendant, confirmation of the former judgment. 

Mr. Tho. Bradbury v. John Huggin. For withholding a 
debt due for copies of evidences and records, filing evidences, 
etc. Verdict for plaintiff. Judgment satisfied. 

Robert Ring v. William Buswell. Review of a case tried 
at Salisbury court in 1675 for wrong done to said Ring at 
the Court of Assistants at Boston in Sept., 1672 and March, 
1673-4, by an appeal from Hampton court concerning meadow 
upon oath of said Buswell at Salisbury court, 9:2: 1672, 
which oath was false, fallacious or unsafe, also by the evidence 
given before the arbitrators, Henry Palmer, Georg Brown, 
Samll. Dalton and William Titcum, 3:9: 1674, etc. Verdict 
for defendant. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. 
Robert Ring and John Allin bound. 

From Samuel Dalton's commissioner's records. See ante vol. V, p. 235. 

John Acey of Rowley and Hannah Greene of Hampton were married, 
June 5, 1676. 

Ensigne John Samborn and Thomas Philbrick, on June 10, 1676, took the 
appraisers' oath. 

Thomas Nud, chosen clerk of the military company in Hampton, was 
sworn on June 10, 1676. 

John Foulsam, jr., on June 12, 1676, was sworn constable of Exeter. 

John Smith's bond was transferred to court as per the day book. 

On June 10, 1676, John Folsham, sr. v. Moses GiUman; for pulling up 
fence that stood between their lands or land in their possession; respitted 
until the next Thursday, when great endeavors of friends to persuade peace 
proved altogether fruitless. Judgment for plaintiff, defendant to bear the 
cost of the complaint and to keep up the fence against the gaps made by 
removal until after the next Indian harvest and they were advised to live 
in peace and love in the meantime as their relation and duty required. 

On June 15, 1676, Samuell Fog v. John Smith, tailor; for an act of cruelty 
offered to a swine, using more violence than was necessary to the driving of 
the swine to the pound. Judgment was a fine of five groats to be paid by 
Smith. 

On June 15, 1676, Joseph Smith was convicted of abusive carriage toward 
Timothy Hillyard in calhng him Indian cur and shamble-hand cur and other 
reviling words in the presence of divers persons, and was fined. 

On July 3, 1676, Henry Roby v. Aughter Bennitt; for not paj^ing 500 
white oak pipestaves; defaulted; judgment for plaintiff. 

On July 10, 1676, John Smith, tailor v. WiU. Samborn; suspicion of perjury; 
after the evidence witnesses viewed the place where they saw the swine 
abused, for which John Smith was sentenced, and it appearing that the 
place was upon the brow of the hill in John Smith's pasture in clear ground 
which was plainly to be seen to Wilham Sanborn's gate, this cleared and 
justified Wilham Samborn's oath; judgment for defendant. John Smith 
appealed to the next Norfolk court, with Robert Smith as surety. 

On Aug. 3, 1676, Joseph Smith v. Timothie Hillyard; trespass; for cutting 
and making use of a white oak log of Smith's at or near the old sawmill, 



210 SALISBURY QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Robert Ring v. Samll. Worcester. In a similar action. 
Verdict for defendant. Appealed to the next Court of Assist- 
ants. Robert Ring and John Allin bound. 

Phillip Grele v. John Young. For non-payment of 4,000 
feet of pine boards which he promised to pay plaintiff for 
Mr. Georg Person of Boston. Verdict for plaintiff. Boards 
to be delivered at 40s. p M to be delivered at Lampreele river 
landing. 

Mr. John Light, assignee of Major Robert Pike, adminis- 
trator of the estate of Wymond Bradbury v. Mr. Josiah 
Hubbard. Debt. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Edward Colcord v. Abraham Drake, sr. For illegally 
taking away five cattle from him, two cows, two heifers and 
a three year old steer. John Samborne, one of the jury, was 
objected to and the case was referred to the other eleven. 
Verdict for defendant. Appealed to the next Court of Assist- 
ants. Edward Colcord, with Robert Ring and John Clark 
as sureties, bound. 

Edward Colcord v. Abraham Drake. Trespass. For plant- 
ing and improving his land by his fresh meadow westward 
from Hampton, having three crops. Verdict for defendant. 
Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Edward Colcord 
and Joseph Large of Eamsbery bound. 

Lieft. Ralfe Hall v. Moses Gillman. For not performing 
an agreement made on Apr. 10, 1674, by which Moses engaged 
to make good the timber due, they being in partnership, as soon 
as it could be procured either up or down the river. Withdrawn. 

Isaac Marston v. Humphery Willson. For withholding 

which he had hauled to make planks for a vessel by cutting; judgment for 
defendant. Appealed to the next Norfolk court. Joseph Smith bound, 
with David Wedgwood as surety. 

On 30 : 9 : 1676, WilUam Lyon of Rowly and Martha Casse of Hampton 
were married. 

On Sept. 27, 1676, Joseph Smith v .Roger Rose, boatman; for withholding 
850 pine boards, remainder of 6,000 boards deUvered at Exeter, to be de- 
hvered at Boston; judgment for plaintiff. 

On 24 :8 : 1676, Samuell Levett v. James Kid; trespass; for cutting his 
logs at Pickpockitt mill upon Exeter river; judgment for plaintiff, the damage 
of twelve logs. 

On Nov. 8, 1676, Charles Runlett v. John Kimin; debt; for two gallons 
of molasses borrowed of his wife about a year and a half ago; Kimin con- 
fessed and judgment was given for plaintiff. 



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a debt of 41i. due for wintering four cattle in 1674. Verdict 
for defendant. 

Willi. White v. Joseph Hutchings. Non-payment of a 
debt. Verdict for defendant. 

Ben, Allin v. Robt. Jones. Trespass. For taking away 
in 1674 several parcels of pine boards, about eleven thousand 
which had been left in payment of a debt at Exeter, part of 
them in Nicolass Lissen's lot and part in the lane by Henry 
Magoon's. Withdrawn. 

Phillip Grele v. Jno. Young. Review of a case tried at Sal- 
isbury court on Apr, 13, 1675, for spending or spoiling three 
loads of hay which his men had stacked and fenced in Glee- 
den's field near the landing place at Lampreele river on ac- 
count of which plaintiff lost his logging season the last winter, 
in which case the jury found for said Young 371i, in board 
at 35s. per thousand at Wadlei's mill in Lampreele river. 
Verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. 
Phihp Grele bound, with Andrew Grele, sr. and Ephraim 
Winsly as sureties, 

Christopher Palmer v. Major Robert Pike, Major Richard 
Waldern and John Souter. For demanding of John Souter, 
keeper of Norfolk prison, to set Capt. Walter Barefoot at 
liberty, which he did in August, 1675, after he had been com- 
mitted to prison upon execution obtained against him, as 
attorney or assignee to Georg Norton. Special verdict. If 
the warrants of Maj. Robert Pike and Maj. Richard Waldern 
for the release made them liable to be sued in one action, the 
jury found for plaintiff; if not, for the defendant. Court 
found for plaintiff. Execution respitted until the end of 
the next General Court. 

John Young v. Phillip Grele. For not performing a bar- 
gain of hauling about 50 boards from Mr. Wadleigh's mill to 
Lampreele river landing place in the summer time, 1674 or 
75, which boards were burned at the mill by the Indians. 
Verdict for defendant. 

John Clark v. John Gillman. Breach of a bond for non- 
appearance before Major Pike. Verdict for defendant. 

John Severans v. Samll. Foulsham, Debt. In board at 
30s. per thousand at Exiter. Verdict for plaintiff. 



212 SALISBURY QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Benjamin Allen v. Tho. Rawlins and Edward Smith. Tres- 
pass. For taking away a parcel of boards without plaintiff's 
order in 1674, which boards were left at Exeter near the house 
of Henry Magoone. Withdrawn. 

Danll. Ela v. Benjamin Boongraine, Capt. Wm. Gerish, 
Jno. Knight, Tho. Woodbridg, Nathll. Clarke, Henry Jaques, 
Benjamin Rolfe and Steven Greenleafe. Debt. For service 
upon a ship and expenses at his house by Capt. Ben. Boon- 
grain and the said company in general when building a ship 
in Haverhill by Willi. Starling in 1674-5 and intended for 
said Boongrain as commander, which ship was afterwards sold 
and put into Mr. John Young's hands. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Jon. Allin acknowledged judgment to Moses Woster. 

Wm. Samborn was sworn constable of Hampton for the 
ensuing year. 

Tho. Marston of Hampton, presenting the will of William 
Estow desiring that a committee be appointed to divide and 
set off the land mentioned in the will, court appointed William 
Samborn and Nathll. Weare a committee to make return to 
the next Norfolk court. 

The relations of Gilbert Wilford of Haverhill not appearing 
to take administration of his estate, no executor being appointed 
by any will of said Willford's, upon motion of Capt. John 
Whipple of Ipswich, he was appointed administrator and was 
ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Norfolk court. 

Henry Green, bound over to this court to answer a com- 
plaint of Henry Dow and John Smith, for resisting them as 
pressmasters going into his house to impress his son Jacob 
Green, was admonished for his rough carriage. 

Michaell Emerson, fined at the last Hampton court for 
beating his child, asked for abatement and court abated 
what was behind of his fine. Said Emerson first of all dis- 
counted what was due him from the county, as he was a grand- 
juryman. 

Upon motion of Onezephorus Page, that the remainder of 
the estate of Tho. Hawksworth, deceased, now left, said Page 
having married the only child of said Hawksworth, be settled 
upon him as heir to the estate by virtue of his jjresent wife, 
court ordered that it be so settled. 



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Deborah Corlis of Haverhill, presented for committing 
fornication and having charged one as the father whom she 
afterwards acquitted, also refusing to challenge any man but 
taking all upon herself, court sentenced her, for refusal to 
declare the father, to be corporally punished and to pay a 
fine. 

John Smith's bond for good behavior was discharged. 

Michaell Emerson and Tho. Rolenson were freed from their 
bonds for good behavior. 

Robert Smart, jr., presented with Elenor, his wife, for com- 
mitting fornication, confessed, but she did not appear on ac- 
count of her condition. Court ordered that they be whipped 
or pay a fine, and he was to give bond for his wife's appearance 
to receive her corporal punishment. 

Charles Runlet, presented for fornication before marriage 
and confessing, court ordered that he be whipped or pay a 
fine. 

Mary Runlett, wife of Charles Runlett, not appearing to 
answer her presentment, court ordered that she appear at the 
next Norfolk court. 

Henry Kemball of Haverhill was appointed administrator of 
the estate of Tho. Dow, deceased, and was ordered to proceed 
according to the mind of deceased as by a paper presented 
as a will, dated June 16, 1676, and witnessed by Henry Palmer 
and William White, except that the widow should have her 
thirds according to law or what her husband allowed if the 
estate were sufficient. 

Upon motion of the administrators of the estate of Mathias 
Button that a division of the estate be made, court ordered 
that the estate be divided into five equal sums, a part for each 
child, and that the shares to the two daughters be delivered to 
their husbands as soon as possible and the other shares at 
age or marriage. 

Capt. Barefoot defaulted and forfeited his bond. 

Mr. Samll. Dudley demanding costs for himself, Humphrey 
Wilson and the widow Wall, as witnesses in a complaint of 
Edward Colcord, and said Colcord being called to give a reason 
for summoning them, produced an order of the General Court 
of May, 1675, referring his case to the Norfolk court, which 



214 SALISBURY QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

had referred it to the General Court more than a year since. 
Court judged that he had lapsed his time and he was ordered 
to pay the costs. 

Upon motion of Tho. Chase, administrator of the estate of 
Abraham Chase, that the estate be divided, court ordered that 
the estate be divided among the other surviving brethren, 
Thomas, Joseph, James and Isaac Chase. Mr. Samll. Dal- 
ton and Ensign John Samborn were ordered to take an ac- 
count of the administrator of what debts he had or should 
pay upon account of said estate. 

Timothie Hilliard and his mother-in-law were appointed 
administrators of the estate of James Philbrick, sr., late of 
Hampton, deceased, father-in-law of said Hilliard, James 
Philbrick, jr., his own son being then at sea. Since having 
come home and desiring to administer the estate, court or- 
dered that he be joined as administrator with his mother and 
Timothie Hilliard was discharged. 

William Sawer of Nuberie acknowledged judgment to 
Tom, the Indian, so called, in silver money and Indian corn 
to be delivered at Mr. William Bradburie's house in Salis- 
bury. The Indian was to have his wages from the country 
from the time he entered upon the service. 

Whereas Tom, the Indian, was rated by the selectmen of 
Salisbury for his head to the country, upon said Indian's re- 
quest to this court, he was discharged of the same. 

Henry True's fine for not attending the jury was remitted. 

Exeter's fine was to be returned to the Treasurer of the county. 

Court ordered that there should be a rate made of 301i. to 
defray the county debts. 

Capt. Saltonstall was ordered to call before him John Bar- 
nard and his wife and to bind them over to the next Norfolk 
court for committing fornication. 

Court ordered the Treasurer to give 10s. according to his 
discretion among the servants where the members of the court 
who were strangers lodged. 

Venire, dated Aug. 26, 1676, for four trial jurymen from 
Salisbury, signed by Tho. Bradbury,* recorder. 

* Autograph. 



1676] records and files 215 

Court held at Salem, 28 : 9 : 1676. 

Judges: Samll. Symonds, Esq., Dep. Govr., Majr. Genrll. 
Daniell Denison and Maj. Wm. Hathorne. 

Grand jury: Nathaniell Felton, Sergt. Fuller, The. Rootes, 
Tho. Rix, Edw. Flint, Mr. Resolved White, Frances Skerry, 
The. Pitman, John West, Robert Burges, Richd. Hoode, John 
Davis, sr. and Richard Hutten. 

Jury of trials: Mr. Eleazer Hathorne, Mr. Joseph Grafton, 
Daniell Andrews, Edward Grove, Edward Bridges, Jeremiah 
Neale, Richd. Norman, William Rayment, John Lewis, Nathll. 
Ballard, John Newhall, jr., and James Freind. 

Mr. Timothy Lindall was fined for not appearing to serve 
on the jury. 

Venire, dated Aug. 28, 1676, for one trial juryman from 
Exeter, signed by Thg. Bradbury,* recorder, and served by 
John Foullsom,* constable, who returned the name of Leut. 
hall. 

Summons, dated Aug. 28, 1676, to John Clarke to appear 
upon a complaint preferred at the last Hampton court; also 
to Mary Parker for fornication, and to witnesses Jno. Foul- 
sham and Wm. More; also to Charles Runled and wife Mary 
for fornication before marriage, and for witness, the records of 
their marriage and births of their children, signed by Tho. 
Bradbury,* for the court. 

Bond of Robert Sinnott, jr. and Georg Sweett of Quampscott 
for the appearance of said Sinnott and Helvell, his wife, at 
the Salisbury court in October next. Sworn, 26 : 7 : 1676, 
before Samll. Dalton,* commissioner. 

Joseph Page deposed that on the 9th of November, being 
one of the watch at Haverhill watch house with Joseph Peasely, 
Timothy Swan and others belonging to the watch, said Peasely 
made some disturbance. ''I being settling to sleep I lookt 
up & saw Joseph Peasely lay violent hand upon Timothy 
Swan, & pulled him downe & then composeing my self to 
sleep I heard y^ s*^ Joseph strike & read a copty upon him y^ 
s^ Timothy w*'' many hard blowes and at last y^ said Tim: 
cried out y* Joseph Peasley did hurt him & presently after 
John Keyzar comeing in Peasely bid him being a Tanner 
looke upon or sees on Tim Swans hide he had tanned." Sworn, 
Nov. 13, 1676, before Nath. Saltonstall,* commissioner. 

Fragment of writ, returned by Henry Dow,* marshal of 
Norfolk. 

*Autograph. 



216 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Nov. 

Daniell Boreman v. Agnes Evens, widow and administra- 
trix of the estate of her late husband William Evens, deceased. 
Verdict for defendant.* 

John Dodg v. John Person, jr. Verdict for plaintiff, 35 
yards of cloth or its equivalent.! 

*Writ, dated Nov. 22, 1676, signed by Edward Tyng,t assist- 
ant, and served by Returne Waite,| deputy marshal of Suffolk. 

Copy of writ: Agnes, widow of Willyem Evens v. Daniel 
Borman of Topsfeld; debt; dated Boston, Oct. 6, 1676; 
signed by John Davenport, for the court; and served by John 
How, constable of Topsfield. 

Agnes Evens' bill of cost, 8s. 

Abraham Redington,t being desired by Daniel Boarman to 
appraise six cattle, oxen, etc., for pay to Goodman Evens for 
the farm he bought of Goodman Evens in 1672, and as well 
as he could remember the amount was 341i. which was more 
than the farm was worth according to his judgment. Sworn, 
21 : 9 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Bond, dated Dec. 20, 1665, without signature, given by 
Daniell Borman of Ipswich, husbandman, to William Evens of 
Topsfeild, yeoman, for lOOli., to be paid in cattle, if lean not 
exceeding seven years old, if fat they may exceed, and wheat, 
rye, barley, malt and one firkin of butter, and delivered at 
Ipswich aboard some vessel bound for Boston, said Borman 
giving for security the meadow and housing purchased of 
said Evens. 

John Howl testified that he was hired by Willyem Evens 
to drive six cattle to Boston which Evens had from Danill 
Borman of Topsfeld, etc. Sworn in court. 

Nathaniell PutmanJ deposed that he was present when the 
account between the parties was settled and saw the receipts 
from William Evens. Sworn, 1:9: 1676, before Wm. Hath- 
orne,t assistant. 

Sam. Pearce, aged about twenty-three years, deposed that 
about Mar. 29, 1670, he received on board of their barque 
sixty bushels of malt and one firkin of butter, etc., which 
he delivered to Evens at Boston on Apr. 17, etc. Sworn, 
Nov. 27, 1676, before Daniel Denison.J 

William (his mark) Evens' receipt, 9:8: 1669, to Danill 
Borman for cattle. Wit: Frances PabodyJ and Abraham 
Redington.J 

fWrit: John Dodg v. John Person, jr., of Rowley; for 35 
yards of cloth which he received to full and did not return but 
said it was lost; dated 21 : 9 : 1676; signed by Thos. Fiske,t 

J Autograph. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 217 

John Procter v. Daniell Johnson and John Davis, adminis- 
trators of the estate of Georg Coale. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff. 

Mr. Elias Parkman and Tho. Andrewes v. William Shaw. 
Trespass. Verdict for defendant.* 

Mr. Ed. Batter v. Mr. Humphry Warren. Debt. Nonsuited. 

for the court; and served by Jeremiah Elsworth,t constable 
of Rowley. 

John Pingry, aged about twenty-three years, testified that 
he had carried many yards of cloth to Person, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

John Pickard, aged about fifty-five years, testified that 
John Pearson, sr., had promised that his son John should 
be owner of the fulling mill after his decease and that the 
son had no other interest in it at present except that his father 
rewards him for his pains, etc. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated Nov. 16, 1676, signed by HiUiard Veren,t 
for the court, and served by Henery Skerry,t marshal of 
Salem. 

Samuell Very and Eliazer Gills deposed that Willyem 
Shaw's house and barn were within the line that Mr. Batters 
showed to be the bounds of the farm he lived upon and sold 
by him to Goodman Antrop. Said Gills testified that Isack 
Burnet who formerly lived on the farm also said it was the 
bounds. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Hoogman, aged about thirty-five years, testified 
a black oak that stands in William Shaw's fence is the bound 
of Elias Parkman and Thomas Andrewes land, and so running 
to a white oak bounding upon the land of Robert Stone, 
Mickell Shafling and William Shaw, etc. Sworn, 20 : 5 : 1675, 
before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

William Shaw's bill of cost. 

Copy of deed, dated June 11, 1664, given by Isaack Burnap 
of Salem, husbandman, and Hanna (her mark) Burnap to 
Obadia Antrum of Salem, mariner, for llOli., one-half of the 
farm that said Burnap then lived upon, 44 acres of upland 
and meadow, with one-half of the housing, which farm he 
lately bought of his father-in-law Thomas Antrum, late de- 
ceased, all of which except about twenty acres sold by grantor 
to William King and John Stone, lay in the Plain, so called, 
near the great swamp to the northwest of the said farm. Wit: 
Hilliard Veren and Eliezer Gyles. Copy made by HiUiard 
Veren,t cleric. 

t Autograph. 



218 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Mr. John Gifford v. Abraham Briggs. For withholding 
12H. 10s. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

*Writ, dated Nov. 21, 1676, signed by Ephraim Turner,! 
for the court, and served by Rich. Wayt,t marshal of Suffolk. 

Letter, dated Boston, Nov. 25, 1676, from John Joyliffef 
to Mr. Hilliard Verine, enclosing three testimonies to be used 
in this case which Mr. John Gifford desired to have sworn. 

Copy of writ: Hudson Leverett, assignee of John Gifford v. 
Ezekiel Fogg, skinner; non-performance of an obligation; 
signed by Jonath. Negus, for the court; and served by Re- 
turn Waite, deputy marshal of Suffolk. Bond of Ezekiel Fogg. 
Copy made by Isa. Addington,t clerk. 

Copy of record of the county court at Boston, Jan. 26, 1674, 
concerning the foregoing action, with verdict for the plaintiff. 
Copy made by Isa. Addington,t cleric. 

Copy of record of the county court at Boston, July 27, 1675, 
in action of John Gifford v. Hudson Leverett, for debt, which 
was received of Mr. Timothy Mather of Dorchester on account 
of said Gifford, with verdict for plaintiff. Copy made by 
Isa. Addington,t cleric. 

Copy of record of the county court at Boston, Apr. 25, 1676, 
in action of Abraham Briggs v. John Giffard, for debt, with 
verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assist- 
ants. Copy made by Isa. Addington,t cleric. 

Copy of note, dated Nov. 19, 1674, given by Hudson Lev- 
erett of Boston to John Giffard of Lyn, for 481i., to be paid 
within three days after receipt from Mr. Ezekiell Fogg. Wit: 
William Grice. John Giffard assigned this bond, July 14, 1675, 
to Mr. Abraham Briggs. Wit: William Letherland and 
Thom. Matson, jr. Copy made by Joshua Chick, f who made 
oath, Nov. 25, 1676, at Boston, before John Joyliffe,t com- 
missioner. 

Copy of note, dated Nov. 30, 1674, given by Hudson Lev- 
erett of Boston to John Giffard, for 161i., within six days after 
receipt from Mr. Timothy Mather. Wit: Abraham Briggs 
and William Grice. John Giffard, Apr. 16, 1675, assigned 
this bond to Mr. Abraham Briggs. Wit: Samuel Mattock and 
Sampson Shore. Copy made by Isa. Addington,t cleric. 

"Naighbor Thomas Matson 

"This to order and authorize yo" to giue Ezekiell Fogg 
who is in your Custody leaue to goe abroad at large about 
his Concernements he haueing pmised me for to remaine whilst 
at liberty as my ppr goods tell he hath satisfyed me, for a 
prison'' will pay noe debts, and therefore soe yo" are to deliver 

t Autograph. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 219 

Moses Pengry v. Steephen Haskett. Withdrawn. 

Moses Pengry v. James Davis. Debt. Verdict for plain- 
tiff.* 

John Webster, assignee of Thomas Harris v. Benjamin 
Smith and Richd. Haukes. Debt. Withdrawn. f 

Andrew Tucker and Richard Reith, executors of the will 
of William Pitcher, deceased v. Phillip Rundy. Debt. With- 
drawn. 

John GrifRn, administrator of the estate of Susana Satch- 
well V. William Carr. Debt. Nonsuited. J 

him to me, and for what respects either me as assigne to Jno. 
Giffard or Abraham Briggs as my attorney shall be you' 
Sufficient discharge as wittniss my hand this IS*'* of May 
1676 he payeing the fees. 

"Hudson Leverett." 

Copy made by Tho. Matson, jr.,§ prison keeper, Nov. 24, 
1676, and sworn to by him before John Joyliffe,§ commissioner. 

Jno. Giffard's bill of cost. Hi. 4s. 

Copy of note, dated Sept. 27, 1675, given by Hudson Lev- 
erett to Mr. Abraham Briggs, for lOli. 8s., which he promised 
to pay within ten days after his return from the army, after 
Sept. 25, 1675. Wit: William Phillips, George Pearson and 
Jo. Chick. Copy made by Isa. Addington,§ cleric. 

Thomas Joy, aged about sixty-six years, deposed concern- 
ing foregoing writings. Sworn in Boston, Nov. 24, 1676, 
before John Joyliffe,§ commissioner. 

*Writ, dated Nov. 10, 1676, signed by Robert Lord,§ for 
the court, and served by John Lee,§ deputy for Robert Lord,§ 
marshal of Ipswich. 

Deacon Pingre's bill of cost, Hi. 5s. 4d. 

Bond, dated Mar. 21, 1675-6, given by James Davis of 
Gloster to Deacon Moses Pengry of Ipswich, for 51i. Wit: 
Robert Lord§ and Mary Lord.§ Sworn, Nov. 27, 1676, before 
Daniel Denison.§ 

fBenjamin, son of Francis and Elizabeth Smith, was born 
Apr. 10, 1658, as appears by the registry of births in Boston. 
Copy made by Isa. Addington,§ cleric. Peter Goulding and 
Joseph Smith testified, Nov. 7, 1676, that the foregoing Benja- 
min Smith is the same that was attached by Return Wayte, 
marshal's deputy, to answer John Webster, assignee of Thomas 
Harris at the next county court at Salem, before Anthony 
Stoddard, § commissioner. 

IWrit: John Griffing of Bradford, administrator of the 

§Autograph. 



220 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Mr. Harlackendine Symonds v. Henry Bennett. Verdict 
for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Said 
Bennett bound, with Philip Cromwell and Phihp Fowler, 
sureties.* 

estate of Susanna Satchwell of Haverhill v. Wm. Carr; debt, 
payable in silver and cattle fit for slaughter; dated Nov. 21, 
1676; signed by Nath. Saltonstall.f for the court; and served 
by Andrew Grelee,t constable of Haverhill, by attachment of 
land belonging to defendant near Edward Clarke's in Haver- 
hill, and summons left with his wife at his usual abode with 
Maj. Pike in Salisbury. 

Copy of record of administration granted to Hananiell 
Bosworth and John Griffyn of the estate of widow Satchwell 
late of Haverhill, at Hampton court in 1672, made by Tho. 
Bradbury,t recorder. 

John Griffing's bill of cost, 21i. 2s. lOd. 

Bond, dated July 21, 1674, given by William CarrJ of 
Salisbury to the administrators of the estate of Susanna 
Satchwell of Haverhill, for 121i. in silver or fat cattle fit for 
slaughter. Wit: Hanah Westf and John (his mark) Robe. 
John Robe made oath Nov. 27, 1676, before Nath. Saltonstall,t 
commissioner, and Hannah West, Nov. 27, 1676, before Daniel 
Denison.f 

*Writ: Mr. Harlakinden Symonds v. Henry Bennet; for 
withholding a recompense and reward due plaintiff from de- 
fendant whom he employed to go to England, promising to 
give him half the legacy left by Henry's brother in London, 
and after much charge and trouble to said Symonds and other 
gentlemen, obtaining permission from the executors to take 
the lOOli. legacy, Bennet refused to send him a letter of attor- 
ney and made over the amount to another person; dated 
Nov. 23, 1676; signed by Samuel Symonds, f Dep. Governor; 
and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich. Bond of 
Henry Benett,t with Phillip Fowler,! as surety. 

Copy of papers in a similar action, Nov., 1675, in Salem 
court, made by Hilliard Veren,t cleric. 

Jo. Symonds, Esq., of Yeldham magna. County Essex, de- 
posed that about four years ago Mr. Harlakenden Symonds 
came to deponent's house and produced a letter which he 
received of one Henry Bennett of New England, directed to 
one Mr. Henry Jenings, then a vintner by Bishopsgate in 
London, asking for payment of a legacy to said Henry by 
the will of William Bennett, deceased. Deponent and Har- 
lakenden travelled forty miles and more to said Jening's 

tAutograph. tA-Utograph and seal. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 221 

house, and was told that the legacy would be paid as soon as 
a letter of attorney was received, and a whole year was spent 
in trying to collect the money. One Mr. William Abbott pro- 
duced a letter which he said he received from Henry Bennett 
directing him to give Harlakenden 30 or 40 shillings upon his 
account. The remainder of the legacy had since been paid 
by order of Bennett to one Adkins. Sworn, May 9, 1676, 
before Ed. Lowe,* Mr. in Cancell. 

William Quarls, aged about twentj^-eight years, deposed 
that Harlakenden's father said, "Soonn doe nott goe to ing- 
land for Neighbor benitt will nott do ony Thing nor imploy 
you unles I will giue in bond To secure him from you which 
I will nott doe." Sworn, Nov. 25, 1676, before Daniel Deni- 
son.* 

William Bennet, aged about nineteen years, deposed con- 
cerning the agreement his father made with Symonds the 
night before the latter sailed, etc. Sworn, Nov. 27, 1676, 
before Daniel Denison.* 

Samuel Symonds, Deputy Governor, testified that Harlak- 
enden Symonds stood in need of some money for his voyage 
to England in January, 1671 and told deponent and Bennett 
of it, but deponent not having so much silver in his house at 
that time as was needed, he was troubled as to how he should 
get it. Sir Thomas Temple was thought of, and Bennett 
encouraged borrowing of him 121i., half of which Harlakinden 
was to pay. Deponent borrowed the money and Bennett paid 
deponent 61i. in malt, so Harlackinden fitted himself and 
went to sea, etc. Sworn in court. 

Wm. Hathorne deposed. Sworn in court. 

Daniell Epps,* aged about fifty-two years, deposed that he 
was at his father Sj^monds' house, etc. Sworn in court. 

Samuel Epes* of London, clerk, deposed that he heard Mr. 
Henry Gennings, vintner, of London tell Mr. Jno. Hall of 
Islington, that he had a letter from Henry Bennett, etc. 
''May the ll**' 1676 Jurat Coram me (Justiciarum pacis in 
Comitate Middlesex apud paroch Islington). Tho. Hariot." 
Sworn, by the Worshll. Thomas Hariot, Justice of the Peace in 
the county of Middlesex, at London, Sept. 1, 1676, before 
Jo. Marius,t notarj'^ public. 

William Benitt, aged about fifty years, deposed concerning 
being at Mr. Symonds' house, etc. Sworn, Nov. 28, 1676, 
before Daniel Denison.* 

Ephraim Fellowes deposed. Sworn, Nov. 27, 1676, before 
Daniel Denison.* 

Jacob Bennet, aged about twentj-five years, deposed. 
Sworn, Nov. 27, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

* Autograph. f-A-utograph and seal. 



222 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Frances Waineright v. Christopher Lattamore. Debt. 
Withdrawn. 

Mr, John Gifford v. Abra. Briggs. For withholding a cer- 
tain writing. Verdict for defendant. 

Pearce Anger acknowledged judgment to John DaUn, to 
be paid in dry fish.* 

John Hall'sf bill for fees: search in the prorogative office 
for Mr. Bennet's will, Is.; the master of Chauncerie for Jus- 
tice Simonds' affadavit, Is. 6d.; Justice Harlot's clerk's fee 
for John Hall and Samuel Epps' affadavit, 2s. ; Justice Harlot's 
Coach to London to attest the depositions to the public notary, 
Is. 6d.; to the Notaries attestations, 5s.; total, Us. 
Bill of cost, Hi. 16s. 6d. 
Hennerie Bennetes bill of cost, Hi. 13s. 6d. 
Henery Bennet's answer to Harlakenden Simonds' declara- 
tion: Simonds took Goodman Bennet by the hand and said 
in cool blood "though I haue donne some things about your 
buisnes in England yett not comparable to w* kindnes I haue 
Receiued therefore I doe freely acquit you of all things be- 
tweene us," etc. 

A true narration of the case: Harlakenden walking with 
Jacob Bennett in his father's farm gave the former to under- 
stand that he had a rich uncle in London. Harlakenden after- 
ward vv-ent to England and looked up William Bennett, and 
found from his son-in-law, Mr. Jennings, that Bennett had 
been dead a year, etc. Harlakenden's charges were for going 
to England and return, 161i. 10s.; his absence from home 
almost two years, as his wages, 301i. ; maintaining himself and 
horse, 121i.; his hazard by sea and land, in danger of bemg 
pressed in the war with the Dutch, charge in finding out the 
persons concerned, procuring a counsellor and finding the 
will, 41i.; total, 621i. 10s. The attorney referred to Rastell, 
"who wrote about 100 yeares since about the Termes of y^ 
Law fol: 28: v/ho sayth: a contract or bargain or Covenant 
betweene two parties : is where one thinge is giuen for another 
which is called Quid pro Quo: For saith he if a man doth 
promise to give me 20s.: & he will not deliuer it to me: I shall 
haue no action to recouer this: for this promise was a bare 
promise & exnudo pacto non oritur actio: but if one peny 
had bin giuen it had bin a contract," etc. 

*Bond, dated Nov. 27, 1676, given by Perc (his mark) Anger 

to John DoUen, for 41i. 10s. in fish. Wit: Ben Fetonf 

and John How.f 

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1676] RECORDS AND FILES 223 

John Grant brought before the court to answer to setting on 
fire the house of John Simons of Bradford or attempting to do so, 
confessed that he did set up a firebrand against the house, and 
was ordered to be whipped and sent to the prison at Ipswich. 
It was also ordered that John Simons, his master, should have 
a year and a quarter of said Grant's time after the indenture 
expired. Fees were allowed Mr. Wilson and Capt. Walker.* 

Benjamin Parmiter had his license renewed for the ensuing 
year. 

George Norton, guardian of Jacob Rowell, was granted power 
to take into his hands said Rowell's estate which was ordered 
to him on 30 : 7 : 1662, at Ipswich court. f 

Rebecka, relict of John Fuller, deceased, was appointed 
administratrix of her husband's estate and was ordered to 
bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 

Thomas Leonard, Mr. Purchas and Ensign John Gould 
were freed from their bonds. 

Peeter Cheevers, upon his humble submission and con- 
fession of his offence in taking a false oath, was restored to 

*Commitment of John Grant to prison in Ipswich, signed 
by Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner, Oct. 23, 1676, Capt. 
Shubael Walker having brought him before said commissioner 
and Robert Haseltine taking him to prison. 

"Goodman Sceerey I haue sent to the court on John Grant 
a prissoner our deputy Govenour has the Complaint I pray 
do me that favour to take car for my pay he has bin here 
fine weeks and upward it corns to with the sending of him 
all twenty and on shillings and sixe pence so I rest your louing 
friend Theophilus Wilson. | 
"28t'» nouember 1676." 

fBond, dated Nov. 24, 1676, given by George Norton, J 
Thomas Hart| and Samuell HartJ of Ipswich, as securitj^ 
for the estate of Jacob Rowell. Sworn, Nov. 24, 1676, before 
Daniel Denison.J 

George Norton's petition: that his apprentice ran away 
from him about a year and a quarter before his time, according 
to indenture, and having an estate valued at 291i. besides 
some household stuff due to him next May, and petitioner 
fearing that there might be some fradulent conveyance of it, 
he asked to be appointed guardian of Jacob Rowill. 

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224 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

his liberty and privilege of giving evidence upon oath as 
formerly. 

Capt. Paul White complaining of being over-rated by the 
selectmen of Newbery, it was ordered that his rate be abated 
and the selectmen to pay the whole cost.* 

*Warrant, dated Nov. 18, 1676, to the selectmen of New- 
bery for Capt. White's appearance, signed by Daniel Deni- 
son,t and served upon Peter Cheney, one of the selectmen, 
by Dudley Bradstreet.f 

Copy of summons and record of court, Sept. 26, 1676, at 
Ipswich, relating to this matter, made by Robert Lord,t cleric. 

Warrant, dated 21 : 9 : 1676, for the selectmen's appear- 
ance, served by Joseph Pike,t constable of Newbery. 

Delcaration of the selectmen: that they rated him con- 
scientiously and impartially; that he never complained to 
them, else they might have heard his reasons, etc. 

Dudley Bradstreetf and Tho. Woodbridgef affirmed, Nov. 
28, 1676, that there are more than ten men in Newber}^ that 
have four times the visible estate that Capt. White has and 
are not rated as much as he. Sworn in court. 

Letter of attorney, dated Sept. 21, 1676, given by Paul (his 
mark) White| of Newbery to Mr. Dudley Bradstreet, said 
White not being able to travel to court by reason of his age. 
Wit: Benj. Woodbridgef and Tho. Woodbridge.t Sworn, 
Sept. 25, 1676, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Paul White's petition to the Salem court: whereas the law 
gives a man a right to appeal to the county court if assessed 
more than he thinks is fair, he states that he has only two heads, 
a house and half an acre of land in all the town rateable; that 
he is rated ten rates, eight pounds, while some in town have 
100 acres of land and thirty or forty head of neat cattle, beside 
hogs and horses which are not rated at from tvrenty to thirty 
shillings so much. "If any object that my gaines by shop 
keeping is considerable; I doe here affirme, (and shall readily 
take my oath to it being called thereto) that I haue not sold 
fifty pounds worth of goods this twelue months as by ray books 
will appear, and it is like to be twelue months more before 
I receiue y'= pay for what I haue sold, and what y® profit is, is 
soone knowne, besides I pay a penny in y^ pound for all my 
goods as soone as they come ashore." He asks that justice 
and equity be granted "and yo'' petitioner may still haue 
farther Cause to bless god for liuing und'' soe happy a Gouer- 
ment." Referred, 18 : 5 : 1676, to the next Ipswich court. 

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1676] BECORDS AND FILES 225 

Paul White's petition, dated 14 : 9 : 1676, to Salem court: 
that he employed a friend to go to the Selectmen and inquire 
the reason for rating him so high, and they replied that it was 
because he received 700 bushels of malt yearly in town, but 
he stated that he had not bought lOOli. worth of goods in a 
year for many years, except what he had come from Barbadoes, 
"which is my wifes childrens estate, neither am I one penny 
y^ better for it, but improue it for them as their Guardian 
besides it pays y^ costome as soone as it comes into y® cuntrey, 
and for what I sell if it be Rum I pay as y® Law directs to 
y^ Marshall Genii, for y* I judge noe part of that is rateable 
to the Cuntrey againe, paying more at y^ first for it then any 
Cuntrey man does in ten rates for y^ like value, moreouer 
I am fain to buy euery stick of wood I burn, every inch of 
timber I use of some of the towne," etc. 

Broadside: — order of the General Court, May 3, 1676, 
concerning dooming for payment of rates to defray the ex- 
penses of the war, etc. 

Paull White's bill of cost, IH. 19s. 

Capt. White, debtor, from 8 : 12 : 1675 to 11 : 9 : 1676 : 308 
bush, malt by Danill Lunt, 601i. 12s.; by George Dean, lOli. 
malt, 21i.; 11511. malt by Danill Lunt, 231i.; fish. Is.; 105H. 
malt by Danill Lunt, 211i. ; by Joshuah Richshen, 3s.; Mr. 
Wadly, 201i.; by Danill Lunt, 103H. malt, 211i.; by 601i. 
barly by Danill Lunt, 121i.; by 601i. malt by Mr. Wadley, 
12H.; total, 171H. 16s. 

Paul White's rateable estate, given to the selectmen of New- 
bery in August, 1675: two heads, if a man of 84 years old 
and a Negro be ratable, 3s. 4d.; his housing which according 
to common estimation may be. Is.; Half an acre of Land 
which they valued at ten shillings, l-2d.; single rate, 4s. 4 l-2d. ; 
ten rates, 21i. 3s. 9d.; and they have rated him to ten rates, 
81i. 2s. 4d.; so that we judge their error to be 51i. 18s. 7d. 

A rate, dated Oct. 7, 1676, made by order of the court of 
ten small rates and ISOli. doom, attested by Joseph Pike,* 
constable of Newbery: Mr. Richard Dummer, 31i. 15s. 7d.; 
Capt. Gerrish, 71i. 5s. 4d.; Johnathan Woodman, 41i. 14s. 
4d.; Mr. Hills & John Lunt, 41i. 9s. 6d.; Mr. Lowle & perci- 
vall, 5h. 16s. 8d.; Mr. Henery Sewall, 31i. 14s. 4d.; Mr. John 
Sewall, Ih.; John Bartlett, sr., 4h. 18s. 4d.; Richard Bart- 
lett, sr., 21i. 16s. 8d.; Peter Tappan, 41i. 8s. 6d.; Hugh March, 
31i. 18s. 4d.; Capt. White, 81i. 2s. 4d.; Thomas Woodbridge, 
81i.; Henery Jaques, 61i. 6s. 8d.; Left. Woodman, 31i. 18s. 8d.; 
Samuell Plumer, 81i. 6s. 8d.; Francis Browne, 41i. 16s. 4d.; 
Richard Knight and John Kelly, 51i. 16s. 8d.; Benj. Rolf 

* Autograph. 




tA T A 

GENERAL COURT 

Held at Bofton the i^- of May 
i6j6 



For defraying the Charges already expen(!ed upon the VVarre, 
and other Charges arifing in the further profecution thereof, 
It is Ordered by thisCourtandihe Authority thereof, that there 
Hiall be ten fingle Countrcy Rates forthwith aiTcffed, and colle<fled 
according to Law, to be paid in fpecie as formcrlyj and to abate one quar- 
ter part to any that lha!l pay money. Alfo that the Seled Men be allowed 
^nd impowcred to rate llich by Will and Doom as are known to be men 
of ability, whole eQatcs in a great meafurc lye "out of the reach of the 
Law being undil"covcred,without abatement on accoifnt of any mans pay- 
ing for importation of Goods, and in cafe of aggricvance by over- valua- 
tion, relict be to given to fuch in fuch a way as the Law provides: Provided, 
that (uch frontier Towns as are confiderably vveaknedin mens Pcrfons 
orEftares by the Enemy, be allowed a meet abatement of their propor- 
tions in the Rates, their Conditon bcingby their Dcputycs or others ap-' 
pointed, reprefcnted to this Court at their next Sefllons :■ And where any 
Perfons in any of the Towns have disburfcd for the publick relating 
to the Warr, they (liall be allowed and paid the fame out ot the Rates of 
fuch Towns where they dwells and that this (hall be in the toom of all 
bills for aiTcifing of Rates palTcd this Sefllons of Court. 



By the COURT Edward %tn^fon Secr. 



1676J RECORDS AND FILES 227 

Joseph Miles was fined for drunkenness. 

Mr, Richard Croad was fined for seUing beer and eider 
without license, and was granted a license for that purpose. 

William Lake was fined for selling ale and cider without a 
license, but was allowed to draw what he had laid in until the 
first of May. 

Ruben Gupp}^ was fined for selling ale without license, and 
was prohibited from selling any more for time to come. 

Frances Collens was fined for drawing and selling beer in 
the house and was prohibited from selling for time to come. 

Mr. Thadeus Riddan, complained of for obtaining a license 
to keep ordinary indirectly and also being under some reports 
of keeping bad order in his house, court considering that he 
had formerly had a license and that he had laid in provisions 
for that end, was granted a license for the ensuing year, to 
sell beer, wine and cider. He was ordered to give bond that 
he would keep good order, which he did, with Mr. William 
Browne, sr., as surety. 

Robert Lavis, complained of for drawing and selling beer 
in the house without license, was fined. 

61i. 8s. 6d.; Daniell Lunt, 2H. 19s.; John Emery, 6h. 18s. 
6d.; Daniell Chene, 4h. 15s. 4d.; Peter Chene, 41i. 4s. 2d. 
William Titcomb, 41i. 15s. 4d.; WiUiam Longfellow, 21i. 
Anthony Sumerby, 41i. 15s. 4d.; Joseph Bayle, 31i. 8s. 6d 
John Bayle, 8H. 9s. 8d. 

Henery Jaquis and Benjamin Rolfe testified that Capt. 
Paul White had a dwelling house, a still house, two warehouses, 
and a shop Avith liquor and goods, worth at least lOOli., besides 
his trade of stilling and selling of goods which produces much 
barley, beef, pork, butter and money. 

Henery Jaquis, aged fiftj^-six years, deposed that Mr. 
Thomas Woodbridge told deponent that he knew his father 
White's estate better than anyone in town and it was worth 
50011. Also when the constable summoned Capt. White's 
book, the latter said it should not come for there were 1,000 li. 
upon his books. 

Wm. Chandler, aged about sixty years, deposed that since 
Jan. 1, Capt. White had had three butts of wine delivered in 
to his cellar, and he had a butt and a half there not saleable. 
He also had fifteen or sixteen barrels of beef and pork and about 
three or four firkins of butter, besides barley. 



228 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Nov. 

Christopher Waler's will* was allowed and Margeret, the relict, 
was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 

Josiah Roots, petitioning the court to be freed from the 
service of the country at common training on account of his 
age and weakness, was dismissed. 

John Dodg of Wenham, who was not able of body to do 
service in the troops and petitioned to be released, was dis- 
missed from the troop that was under the command of Capt. 
Corwin. 

Capt. Marshall, Mr. Daniell King, Benjamin Parmiter, John 
Procter, William Edmonds and Mr. John Gedney had their 
former licenses renewed for keeping a public house of enter- 
tainment. 

Mr. Edmond Batter, Capt. George Corwin, Mr. William 
Browne, sr., Leift. John Price, Mr. John Hathorne, Salem, 
Mr. Bar. Gedney, Mr. John Ruck, Capt. White, Ambrose 
Gale and Mr. John Turner had their former licenses renewed 
for selling strong water. 

There being a complaint made by Erasmus James of the 
misdemeanors of his servant Edward Bennett in running 
away, court ordered that he serve his master one quarter of 
a year longer than his term by indenture. 

Upon petition of Tho. Abbitt, for redress, he being rated 
for the head of a lunatic person, whom he kept in his house, 
to 18 rates for the charge of the late war, court declared that 
no lunatic person is ratable. f 

*Will of Christopher (his mark) Waller, dated Oct. 7, 1676, 
was proved 30 : 9 : 1676 in Salem court: "Imprimis I giue 
vnto Margaret my wife my dwellinge house, my outhouses, 
and my orchard with al my land therevnto belonginge to 
be hers and at her disposinge. Item I giue vnto the sayd 
Margaret my wife my Catle with al my moueable goods that 
she may be the better enabled to pay my debts. Item I giue 
vnto Joseph Woodrow ten pounds to [be] payd unto him out 
of my estate at the age of twenty one yeares he Continuinge 
to liue with my wife as formerly vnto that age Item I doe 
appoynt my wife Margaret to be executrix and my brother 
in law Nathaniel Felton ouerseer." Wit: Nathaniel Felton| 
and Edward Berry. | 

fThomas Abbott's complaint. 

JAutograph. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 229 

Samuell Moore and Joanah his wife were fined for incon- 
tinency before marriage, and she was to appear at the next 
Salem court. 

William Cockes and his wife were fined for incontineney 
before marriage, said Cockes confessing. His wife was or- 
dered to appear at the next Salem court. 

Mary, daughter of John Petherick, with her husband, John 
Searle, [a Jerseyman. — Waste Book.] presented for com- 
mitting fornication before marriage, were fined, and said 
Mary was ordered to appear at the next Salem court. 

A warrant was ordered to be issued against Ralph Hale 
and Elizabeth his wife for appearance at the next Salem court 
upon charge of fornication. 

Administration upon the estate of Ephraim Skerry, de- 
ceased, was granted to the relict, who was to bring in an in- 
ventory to the next Salem court. 

Richard Norman's case was referred to the Worshipful 
Maj. Wm. Hathorne to end. 

Samuell Putnam dying intestate, Elizabeth, the relict, 
brought in an inventory* of his estate and was appointed 
administratrix. 

John Ossgood, aged about forty-six years, deposed that 
Thomas Parker, who lately lived with Tho. Abbet, about 
five or six years ago lived with deponent about nine years. 
He was "a, lunaticke mane one parte off the moone hee was 
very much out off his sences & sum times outragosly mad 
or distracted so as that hee oftintimes indangerd the great 
hurte or death of my wiff & children so that I did not dare to 
kep him any longer, when hee was in his well Frame he would 
work well with gidinge, etc. 

George Abbete, aged about forty-four years, deposed that 
he occasionally worked with Thomas Parker at his brother's 
and Parker often used to roam in the woods distracted and 
spoil his clothes, etc. 

*Inventory of the estate of Samuell Puttnam, deceased, 
taken Nov. 17, 1676, by Jacob Barneyf and Joshua Rea,t 
and allowed, 29 : 9 : 1676, in Salem court: foure Cowes, IIH.; 
tow steers, 51i. 10s.; three yearleing, 31i.; one horse, 21i. 
10s.; Eighteen sheep, 41i. 8s.; one feather Bed & bedsted 
And Curtains, valins, one Rug, Tow Blainkets, tow par sheets, 

t Autograph. 



230 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Michaell Lambert dying intestate, administration of the 
estate was granted to Ellenor, the relict, who made oath to 
the inventory* brought in and was ordered to pay to the four 
children of the deceased, Michaell, Moses, Abigaile and Re- 
becka, to the eldest son, 40s., and to the others 20s., payable 
to the sons at twenty-one years of age and the daughters at 
eighteen years or at marriage. 

John Huchenson dying intestate, administration was granted 
to Sarah, the relict, who brought in an inventory,! and was 
ordered to appear at the next Salem court. 

one pillow, one thinn Rug, 81i. ; warring aprell, 51i. 6s. 6d.; 
seaverell lining, 21i. 17s. 6d.; waring apprel, 51i. 6s. 6d.; Table 
Cloathe, napkins, with other Linin, 21i. 17s. 6d.; putter, iron 
& Brasse, 21i. 17s.; Cuberd, Chests & Booxe, 31i. ; 26 pound 
of yarne, 21i. 9d.; 20 pound woolle. Hi.; one gunne. Hi.; 
one wheell & Chair, hors takell, 7s. 6d. ; iron ware, 9s.; five 
swinne. Hi. 10s.; one Reaper, 16s.; Cottenn wooU, Cheair 
tow. Tow earthen dishes, plow, 9s.; one Blankett & sive, 
lis.; one Chaine & Bible with other things. Hi. Is.; one 
hundred ackers of land, 751i.; one halfe of prices medow 
Being about tenn ackers, 151i. ; one house, 51i.; total, 1911i. 
7s. 3d. 

*Inventory of the estate of Miell Lambard, appraised by 
Thomas Farar and William Bassett, and allowed, 29 : 9 : 
1676, at Salem court: one cow, 31i.; one hors and on mare, 
41i. ; 8 sheep and 2 lambs, 31i. 14s. ; 2 great swin and 3 shouts, 
31i. 10s.; 30 bushells of Ingen corn, 41i. 10s.; 9 bushells of 
barly, Hi. 16s.; 2 bushells of pees, 8s.; 3 bushells of ots, 6s.; 
10 bushells of ell corn, 15s.; 4 pare of shetes, 21i. 10s.; pilo- 
bars and napkins and touells. Is.; 12 yards of linsy wolsy 
cloth, Hi. 10s.; 20 pound of woll. Hi.; wearing clothes and 
3 shorts and 1 hat. Hi. 10s.; in beds and beding, 31i. 2s.; 1 
cobard. Hi.; 4 chests and 1 box, 15s.; 1 tabel and 2 whells and 
cards, 1 kneding trof, 15s.; chars and 1 cradl, 12s.; pots and 
ketells and lorn ware, 31i. 15s. ; putr, earthen ware and wooden 
weare, 31i. 5s.; flax, 10s.; 1 hous, 51i. Debts, 17s. 

tSarah Huchinson's petition: that the estate of her hus- 
band John Huchinson be divided between herself and child; 
that she have all the moveable goods and the bringing up of 
the child; that she have all the land until her child was eighteen 
years of age and then the child to have one-third part; that 
at her death to have one part more of all the land and the 
other third part to be at her disposing. 

Inventory of the estate of John Huchison, who deceased 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 231 

Will* of James Browne, glazier, was proved, and Sarah, the 
relict and executrix was ordered to bring in an inventory to 
the next Salem court. 

about Aug. 2, 1676, taken Nov. 8, 1676, by Nathaniell Inger- 
sollf and Joshua Rea,t and allowed, 29 : 9 : 1676, in Salem 
court: waring apparrell, 61i. 10s.; foure oxen, 181i.; five 
Cowes, 151i.; two three years old, 51i.; tow yearling, 31i. 10s.; 
tenn Sheep, 31i. 10s.; five Horskind, 51i.; one Horse, 41i. 10s.; 
tow Calfes, Hi. 10s.; five Hogges, 31i.; sevenn pigges, Hi. 
15s.; two hundred ackres of land & medow & orcharde, one 

house & Barne, ; in iron, 12s.; one friing pann, 1 

iron pott, 13s.; tow axes & other tooles, 13s.; three parre 
Sheettes, 21i.; one wheell, tow pare pillowberes, 10s. 6d.; 
napkins, table cloth. Hi. 2s.; Bassen & putter, 17s.; wooden 
ware, Cheste, 9s.; one fether bed, 3U. 10s.; woollen yarne & 
woolle, 21i.; Rug, Blanketts new Cloath, 21i. 5s.; tow 
gunnes, 21i. 15s.; yokes, chaine, sheer, coulter, IH.; cleves & 
pinn, foure pillowes. Hi. 3s.; Engling corn & hay, 6K. 10s.; 
money, 7s.; 100 ackers of land with halfe the houseing In 
present possesion & 100 ackers of land, Revertion as appeareth 
By deed of giffte, 13011. Debts due to the estate, 71i. 14s.; 
250 ackrs of land, 401i.; debts due from the estate, 151i. 10s.; 
total, 273H. 5s. 6d. 

*Will of James BrowneJ of Salem, dated 29 : 11 : 1674, 
and proved, 29 : 9 : 1676, in Salem court: "I giue & bequeath 
unto my beloued wife Sarah, my dwelling house & out hous- 
ing, with the ground adjoyning lying heare in Salem, duering 
her naturall life, and at her decease to be disposed of as fol- 
loweth, my will is that my eldest son John Browne, whoe 
haue had his portion giuen him formerly. And doe further 
will & order, of that estate, left by Henry Bright of water 
Towne, deceased, which is my proper right & due, in con- 
sideration of moneys lent to him or paid for him many years 
agoe, which said estate I leaue my son to recouer all my right 
& interest in that estate, or that of right doe belong to me, 
he the said John Browne shall haue the one half there of to 
himself his heires & assignes, he paying the one halfe of the 
charge of what he does recouer, & the other halfe of what 
estate he shall recouer as aforesaid to be to Sarah my said 
wife & to her heires & assignes for euer. 

"wheare as there are certaine writings drawne betweene 
my said wife & my son James Browne, bearing date 10 march 
1672: wherein on my wiues pt, all the houseing & land lying 
in Newbery, Giuen & bequeathed to my said wife, by her 

t Autograph. $ Autograph and seal. 



232 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

father John Cutting deceased in his last will & testament, 
are made ouer to my said son James Browne, & to his heires 
for euer, he on his pt paying, p Annum to his mother soe long 
as shee hues, soe much as is exprest in sd writing, & at her 
decease to pay or cause to be paid thirty hue pounds, to be 
paid for the use of my other children, according as is heare 
after exprest, which is my will with the mutuall agreem^ent 
of my said wife. 

"It. I giue to my son Samuell, my dwelling house & out 
houseing with soe much of the ground belonging therevnto, 
begining next to Samuell pickworth grounds & from thence, 
northerly, to take in one pole beyond, on the north side of 
the barne, & soe right cross the ground from the highways to 
John Gedney deceased his Ground, to haue & inioy the same, 
to him his heires, & assignes for euer, next after his mothers 
decease, he paying fifteene pounds for the use of my daughters, 
to be deuided as is heare after exsprest, & my will is that my 
son Samuell shall line with his mother to be helpful! to her 
untill he come to y'' age of one & twenty yeares 

"Item I giue to my son Abraham, about thirty two pole of 
the ground belonging to my dwelhng house to begin at one 
pole beyond the barne as aforesaid & to exstend fower pole 
in bredth next the highway & soe to run right cross y^ same 
Bredth to the land of John Gedney aforesaid, to haue & to 
Injoy the same, to him his heires & assignes, next after his 
mothers decease, but in case the said Abraham dept this 
life befor he come to the age of twenty one yeares, then the 
said pcell of ground to fale to my son Samuell & further my 
will is that my son Abraham shalbe under my wiues care & 
dispose, the time after he haue serued his apprentice ship 
untill he come to the age of one & twenty yeares. 

"It. I giue vnto my said wife Sarah, the rest of the ground, 
beyond that thirty two pole of ground giuen to my son Abra- 
ham, northward, to the ground of John Cromwell, for her to 
dispose of for the paiment of my debts or for her necessary use 
the time of her life, & in case she be not necessitated to sell 
the said land in her life time, for paiment of debts or for her 
necessary vse, then at her decease my son Abraham shall 
inioy it, he paying fower fifthes of the value thereof for the 
use of his fower youngest sisters: viz: Anna: Mary, Abigaile 
& Martha: equally to be deuided amongst ym or the longest 
liuers of ym: If any dy before they come to ye age of eighteene 
years or married 

"It further my will is that the thirty fine pounds, that 
my son James is to pay & the fifteen pounds that my son 
Samuell is to pay at their mothers decease, which is fifty 
pounds, in all be equally deuided amongst my fiue daughters, 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 233 

Mary, the relict and executrix of John Porter's estate, 
brought in an inventory* of the estate to which she made oath. 

viz: Sarah Beasly: Anna: Mary, Abigaile & Martha Browne, 
that is to say ten pound each of them, to be paid at their 
mothers decease, at y^ age of eighteene 5'eares or marriage, 
& my will is that in case any of them d}' before they come 
to age or are marj'ed, then her or theire pt to fale to those 
of my daughters y* doe suruiue, to be equally deuided amongst 
them "Lastly I giue to mj' said wife all the rest of my estate 
when my debts are paid: & doe appoj'nt her my sole execu- 
trix of this my last will, & doe appoynt my Brother Nicholas 
Noyce And Hilliard Veren, sen. to be ouerseers." Wit: Hil- 
liard Veren, sr.f and Samuell Pickworth.f 

*Inventory of the estate of John Porter of Salem, taken 
Sept. 22, 1676, and allowed, 30 : 9 : 1676, upon oath of Mary, 
the relict: his dwelling house with the barn, outhouses, or- 
chard and all the land thereunto belonging called Sharp's 
farme, 60011.; land commonly called Skelton's Neck being 
200 acres or thereabouts, 40011. ; land called Bishop's farme 
with the land belonging to it called blinde hole beinge about 
500 acres whereof 45 acres meadow, 50011.; land called 
Smith's farme being about 90 acres 10 acres of it meadow, 
9011.; land called Cromwell's farme being about 200 acres, 
20 acres of it meadow, 20011.; 130 acres adjoininge to Crom- 
well's farme, lOOli.; 10 acres of meddow called Got's meadow, 
2011.; 180 acres called Gott's corner, 30011.' 70 acres 
bought of John Robinson, 401i. ; 1 1-2 acre of land neare bass 
poynt, 51i.; 3 poole of land in the towne, 111. 10s.; 12 
acres bought of John Hathorne, 81i.; 12 acres of barly, 271i.; 
2 acres of Pease, 31i.; 1 acre of wheate. 111. 12s.; 12 acres of 
Indian corne, 2411.; 33 load of hay, 331i. ; 46 ewe sheepe and 
wethers, fourteen lambes, 2511.; eight oxen, 3511.; fifteen 
Cowes, 5211. 10s.; nine two yeare old catle, 221i. 10s.; 8 
yearelings, 121i. ; 2 three yeare old steirs, 711.; 10 Calves, 
711. 10s.; 1 bull, 31i.; 14 swine, 2111.; 11 younge shots, 51i. 
10s.; 6 mares, 9H. 10s.; 5 horses, 1511.; 2 Colts, 111. 10s.; 
1 younge Calfe, 10s.; a feather bed, bolster, 1 pillow, a 
pajTe of sheets, a Rug and blanket, 61i.; a feather bed, 3 
bolsters a coverlet, payre of blankets, 2 pillows, a bedstead, 
with Curtains and vallens, 811.; a feather bed and 2 bol- 
sters, 1 Rug, a pajTe of blankets & pillow, 511. 10s.; a bed 
& bolster, 1 Rug, a blanket and payre of sheets, 41i.; 1 bed 
& bolster & Rug and blanket, 211. ; 1 bed and bolster, 2 Rugs, 
& 2 blanketts, 31i. 10s.; a bedstead an old Rug and coverlet, 

fAutograph. 



234 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Fined by Major Hathorne, 22 : 11 : 1676: 

Josiah Browne, for abusing Ensign Richard Norman in 
the discharge of his office for the country. Wit: Ensign Nor- 
man, Erasmus James and James Dennis. 

Henry Keney, John and Thomas Rayment for telling a 
willful lie. 

William Woods, for "wearing his haire long as womens 
haire." 

a bolster and pillows, Hi. 10s.; 2 Rugs, 31i.; 2 payre of hol- 
land sheets, 41i.; 8 payre of sheetes, 8Ii.; 8 yards of linnen 
cloth, Hi.; a fine table cloth, 11 Napkins, 6 course napkins, 
a table cloth, 2 pillow beares, 31i.; 1 old trunke, 1 case botls, 
a litle truncke, a box and chest. Hi. 10s.; 1 flaggon, 12 platters, 

2 potts, 2 old platters, 2 old cups, 2 candlesticks, a salt, an 
old pestle & morter, 31i.; silver spoones, a porringer and two 
spoones. Hi.; 3 brasse pans, Hi.; 2 brasse pots, 2 skillets, 
Hi.; an iron pot and ketle. Hi. 10s.; 6 keilers, 6 payles, 16s.; 
4 hakes, a fire shovel and tongs, 2 spits and a drippinge pan, 
Hi. 8s.; 6 Cushions, 12s.; 401i. wollen yerne, 31i.; 601i. sheep's 
wool, 21i.; 1 Table, 6 joynd stooles. Hi. 10s.; 1 Carpet, 10s.; 
1 old Table and forme, 5s.; 1 Trundle bedstead & chest, 10s.; 

3 Andirons, Hi.; a Chafeinge dish & warminge pan, 5s.; a 
fowlinge peice, 2 muskets, a Rapier and two swords, 41i.; 
Chayres, 10s.; 2 broad axes, 6 old axes, a hatchet, 12s.; 5 
wedges & betle Rings, 10s.; an iron pot and brasse pan, lli.; 
an old trough and old barrels, lli. ; a thwart saw, 5s. ; 2 Carts 
with yookes and chaynes, 61i. 10s.; 6 plowes, 21i.; 5 forks & 
a muck forke, 5s.; a harrow, 10s.; 3 Augers, a handsaw, a 
tenant saw and Ads & iron Crow, Hi.; 2 sythes, 5s.; old 
barels & tubs, Hi.; Bookes, 31i.; 2 negro servants, 401i.; 3 
Inglish servants, 301i.; his wearinge apparell, 201i.; total, 
2,753H. 5s. 

Jury of inquest upon the death of Samuell Adams, son of 
Samuell Adams reported, Sept. 29, 1676, that "by the best 
light by thos that wher with the cart that the child with other 
children set in the hinder part of the cart that the said child 
did go forward and the cart going down A hill the cart gav 
a goult and it fel of and the wheel as we conceiue went ouer 
his head;" signed by Theophilus Wilson,* Thomas Lovell,* 
John Safford,* Joseph Safford,* Nicolas Wallis,* Joseph 
Whipple,* John Gaines,* Thomas Clarke,* Edward Deare,* 
John Finder,* Thomas French* and Josiah Clarke.* Sworn, 
Sept. 30, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

*Autograph. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 235 

Execution, July 3, 1676, against Mr. Oliver Purchase, for 
the portion of the Lynn Iron works of Mr. John Pain of Bos- 
ton, deceased, and now in possession of said Oliver, to satisfy 
judgment granted Maj. Samuell Appleton, 27 : 4 : 1676, at 
Salem court; signed by Hilliard Veren,* clericus, and served 
by Henery Skerry,* marshal. 

Execution, dated 1:2: 1676, against Benjamin Morgaine 
and Joseph Morgaine, to satisfy judgment granted Henry 
Bennett, 30 : 4 : 1674, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard 
Veren,* cleric, and served by Henery Skerry,* niarshal, at 
Morgan's house in Beverly. Mr. Bradstreet mentioned. 

Execution, dated 18 : 2 : 1676, against John Giffords, to 
satisfy judgment granted to Henry Dispaw, jr., 30 : 9 : 1675 
at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served 
by Henery Skerry,* by attachment of pewter platters and 
plates, bason, chamber pot and one old porringer, which he 
delivered to said Dispaw in Mr. John Hawthorne's house. 

Execution, dated 27 : 5 : 1676, against Richard Holling- 
worth, to satisfy judgment granted to Mr. Phillip Cromwell, 
20 : 5 : 1675, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, 
and served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem, by attach- 
ment of said Hollingworth's orchard as appraised by Mr. 
Phippeny and Christopher Babage, which was next to his own 
land and reached nearly to the corner of Mr. Hollingwood's 
dwelling house. 

Execution, dated 27 : 5 : 1676, against Richard HoUing- 
worth, to satisfy judgment granted to Mr. Henry Barthol- 
mew, July 20, 1675, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* 
cleric, and served by Henery Skerry,* marshal. 

Abraham Cole* and Joseph Phippen,* certified on 3:9: 
1676, that they appraised Richard Hollingworth's land in his 
orchard near the ferry to Marvelhead, upon request of Mr. 
Philip Cromwell and Marshal Skerry. Sworn by Abraham 
Cole at Salem, Sept. 18, 1690, Joseph Phippen being deceased, 
before John Hathorne,* assistant. 

Execution, dated July 1, 1676, against Mary Kemboll, 
widow^ and administratrix of the estate of Henry Kemboll, to 
satisfy judgment granted John Brimblecom, 27 : 4 : 1676, at 
Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by 
Henery Skerry,* marshal. 

Execution, dated 23 : 7 : 1676, against Benjamin Lowell, 
to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Richard Lowell, June 30, 
1674, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Henery Skerry,* marshal. 

Henry Benet's* bond for appearance at Ipswich court, dated 
Feb. 15, 1675, in his action against Peeter Young. 

*Autograph. 



236 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Sarah (her mark) Pyper's bond for appearance, before 
Major Gen. Denison, dated Sept. 18, 1676, in her action 
against Thomas Tredwell. 

John Baker's* bond for appearance before Maj. Genii. 
Denison, dated Sept. 18, 1676, in his action against John 
Edwards. 

Benjamin Newman's bond for appearance before Maj. 
Genii. Denison. 

Bozoon Allen's charges. Abra. Jewet mentioned. 

John Lee's bill of cost against John Mattone, by whom said 
Lee was arrested and ordered to appear, Sept. 26, 1676, at 
Ipswich court, 14s. 

Petition of John Bridge:* "whereas I have some tymes beene 
a servant to Nathanaell Wells and according to my ability 
have served him faythfully for the space of two j^eares and 
thre quarters and he haveing shamefully abused and beaten 
me, soe that it is questionable wheather ever I shall be sound 
againe or not, he beate me so much one Saboath day after 
meeting which I counted an unfitt tyme for such discipline 
if I had deserved it that I was sick, and uncapable to doe any 
worke. And at last he giving me some tyme that was due to 
him, turned me away without any cloathes except a few ragged 
ones that would scearce hang on my back, soe that I was forced 
to beg cloathes to cover my nakednesse, I being then un- 
capable to beg any though I did importune him to lett me 
have a sute of cloathes that I wore on saboath dayes when I 
lived with him, yett he was soe hard and harsh as to deny them 
to me. my shoes also were so bad that I was forced to ty 
them about my feete. These thinges being a truth, and that 
^.ch J suppose he will not dare to deny, I am forced to implore 
your worshipes for some releife and redresse, and doe humbly 
entreate and beseech this Honored Court to take into seriouse 
concideration my poore and meane condicion and to grant 
me some releife, soe your humble petitioner shall count him- 
selfe much ingaged to your worships, and shall be forever 
ingaged to pray for you laying his poore petition prostrate at 
your feete." 

Bradford births, marriages and deaths for 1676: 
Benjamin, son of Will. Huchins, was killed by a sled going 
over him, Apr. 4. 

Mary, daughter of William Huchins, born Apr. 15. 
Thomas Kimball was shot by an Indian May 3. 
Sammuell, son of Sammuell Haseltine, born May 30. 
Ester, daughter of Nicolaus Walingford, born June 8. 

*Autograph. 



1676] RECORDS AND FILES 237 

Son and daughter of Samuell and Faith Gage were born 
June 22, and died the same day. 
Samuell Gage died July 20. 

Son of John Wattson born , 

Richard, son of Richard Hall, born Feb. 6. 

Newbury births and deaths for 1676: 

Joseph, son of John Hoog, born [Jan. lOf] 

Thomas, son of Mr. Thomas Woodbridge, born [Jan. 28t] 

Cutting, son of Cutting Noyes, born [Jan. 28t] 

John, son of Jacob Tappin, born [Jan. 29t] 

John, son of John Swett, born [Feb. 28t] 

Martha, daughter of Daniel Peirce, jr., born [Feb, 26t] 

Susanna, daughter of Moses Pilsbury, born Feb. [If] 

[Jamesf], son of Peter Godfry, born Mar. 19. 

[Ruth Chasef] died May 30. 

[Hanah, wifef] of Steven Webster died June 3. 

Anne, wife of Edmund Moores, died June 7. 

Hannah, daughter of Richard Bartlet, jr., died June 17. 

William Titcomb died Sept. 24, 1676. 

Mary, wife of William Chandler died Oct. 3. 

Debora, wife of Benjamin Goodridge, died Nov. 28. 

Emma Kent, widow, died Jan. 10. 

Mary, daughter of Nathan Parker, died Feb. [8t] 

Rebecca, wife of William Randall, jr., died Feb. [ISf] 

Judith, daughter of Robert Beedle, died Mar. 2[2t] 

Elisha lisle affirmed, Nov. 22, 1676, that there was an agree- 
ment between himself and Mathew Legro on May 1, 1675, that 
he should teach Legro his trade of a weaver for two years and 
six months' service, which he did with care until Aug. 28, 
1675, and he could weave good cloth before he went away. 

Free. Reves testified that sometime last husking time some 
words passed between William Shaw and Henary Couck and 
Cook got off his horse and said if Shaw wanted to fight he 
would, and at last Shaw knocked him down with a club, etc. 
Sworn, 29 : 11 : 1676, by Freeborne Reeves and Henry Cook, 
before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

William Thomsonn's complaint, Sept. 25, 1676. 

George Stimsonn,* aged thirty-two years, testified that 
being at John Cogswell's, he heard Hanna Doowning railing 
against William Thomsonn, calling him a black dog, a devil 
and a black devil, and vowed she would be the death of him. 
Deponent told her to have a care what she said for the law 
was costly. She ansv/ered that she did not care what she 
said. 

*Autograph. fFrom Court Book of Vital Records. 



238 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Court held at Ipswich, Mar. 27, 1677. 

Judges: Samuell Symond, Esq., Dep. Govr., Major Genrll. 
Denison, Esq., and Major Wm. Hathorne, Esq. 

Jury of trials: Deacon Moses Pengry, Nehemiah Jewitt, 
Philemon Dane, John Lighton, Nicholas Wallis, Moses Brad- 
streete, Henry Short, Thomas Hale, John Pearson, Leonard 
Harryman, Jonathan Plats and John Comings. In some 
criminal cases Hen. Short, Tho. Hale and Jon. Platts, were 
left out and Mr. Dan. Epps, James Bayly and Dan. Hovy 
were put in their room. 

On Oct. 17, 1676, Robert Lord, marshal, made return of an 
attachment of land and marsh of George Norton, lying on 
the further side of Chebacho river, which land was sometime 
Sam. Cogswell's. This was in an action of review of John 
Cogswell, administrator of the estate of Samuell Cogswell 
V. George Norton. 

Ezkiell Sawj^er dying intestate, having been slain in the 
war, administration upon his estate was granted on Jan. 11, 

Ales Stimsonn, aged about twenty years, testified that 
Hanna Doowning called Thomsonn an ugly witch and if all 
the people in Chabako were like him it were no matter if 
the devil had them. She also sent word by deponent's 
husband, etc. 

John Dane, aged sixty-four years and upward, testified 
that "being in my owne house quiet by a good fire with my 
fameley about me I hard a Rattling at the dore and suddenly 
Danell hovey cam in groning with his hand one his head and 
fell flat one the flo^\'er in a most amasing maner and being got 
up agayne stagered and we Rose in an afrited condishon and 
set him in the chare he Cryd out if you can doe anj'thing for 
me doe it I answered what is the matter he said John Le 
knoct him doune and struck him blynd I answard whare 
he sayd he is in the highway would j^ou could take him, my 
sonn and I sudinly Run out and met with John Lee and asked 
him what the matter was he bed us stand of and cum at our 
perrill my sonn philemon foloAved him he with drew back- 
words my sone sudinly Ran with in him and so we toke his 
stafe and had him to our house yet before the cunstable came 
(he staid so long) after we sent; that Joseph cuming to his 
brother and tha}^ glueing good words we let them goe." Sworn, 
Dec. 4, 1676, before Daniel Denison.* 

*Autograph. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 239 

1676 to Mary Sawyer, his mother, who was to bring in an 
inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

William Pritchett dying intestate, administration upon his 
estate was granted to John Pritchet, his eldest son, who was 
to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

According to warrant from the county treasurer, Robert 
Lord, marshal, for several fines of court imposed upon Roger 
Darby and his wife, seized four acres of land which said Darby 
bought of Phillip Fowler. 

Christopher Ossgood and Timothy Johnson were sworn 
constables for Andover, John How for Topsfield and Jer. Els- 
worth for Rowley. 

Ens. John Gould v. John Cook. For withholding 41i. Ver- 
dict for defendant.* 

*Writ, dated 29 : 9 : 1676, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry,t marshal of Salem. 

John Cooke's bill of cost, Hi. 2s. 2d. 

Samuell Lanord testified that John Cooke of Salem, black- 
smith, brought a note to deponent's father from Ens. John 
Gould of 41i. in bar iron which was credited upon the book. 
Sworn, 5:8: 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Josias Bridges, aged about twenty-two years, testified 
that to his knowledge Samuel, son of Henry Leonard of Tops- 
field, transacted his father's business in his absence and kept 
his books after his bookkeeper, James Hansecom, went away. 
Sworn, 2:1: 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. Edmund 
Bridges swore to the same before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Richard Croade, aged about forty-eight years, and Samuel 
Marsh, aged about twenty-four years, testified that being in 
John Cooke's house, he heard Samuel Leonard make up his 
account with said Cook, etc. Sworn, 2:1: 1676, before Wm. 
Hathorne,t assistant. 

Elizabeth Blichman deposed that in 1673 John Cooke came 
with a note from Mr. Gednie of Salem to her master John 
Gould for 41i. worth of iron, and the latter went with him to 
the works to get it, etc. Sworn, Nov. 25, 1676, before Daniel 
Denison.f 

"M' Lenord I would entreat y" to Let Goodman Cooke 
haue fouer pounds in Iron one my a Count as soone as y" 
Can and if y" Could Let him haue som now et would do him 
a great plesure in yo"" so doeing I shall Rest yo"" Louing Friend 
John Gould.f Dated y« 10 : of 9™ 1673:" 

t Autograph. 



240 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Robert Pearce v. Anthony Auston and John Trumble. 
Non-performance of a covenant. Verdict for plaintiff. Said 
Pearce acknowledged satisfaction on May 7, 1678.* 

John Mighill v. Samuell Plumer. Appeal from the com- 
missioners of Newbury. Nonsuited. 

Selectmen of Salem v. Nicolas Maning. Forfeiture f a 
bond. Verdict for plaintiff. Maning desired moderation 
of the bond, but the parties having gone home, execution was 
respitted until the next Salem court. 

Mr. Waitstill Winthrop and Elizabeth Newman, executors 
of the will of John Winthrop, Esq., in behalf of themselves 
and the rest of the executors v. Richard Knight, administrator 
or overseer of the estate of John Paine, late of Boston, mer- 
chant. Debt. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Mr. John Giffard v. Hudson Leverett. For detaining 
441i. Verdict for defendant. 

John Dallin v. Thomas Robinson. Withdrawn. f 

On the reverse of the foregoing paper: "I Samuell Leonard t 
in the behalf of my Father Henery Leonard doe make protest 
against this bill," etc. Wit: Richard Croade| and Blaze 
(his mark) vinton. 

*Writ: Robart Pearce v. Anthony Austin, Jno. Trumble, 
Timothy Palmar and Lanslart Grangur; non-performance of 
a covenant or charter party for the hire of the hold of a ketch 
called the Willing Mind to transport their goods to Conetico 
river; dated Mar. 20, 1676-7; signed by Robert Lord,t for 
the court; and served by Robert Lord, J marshal of Ipswich, 
by attachment of house and land oi Jno. Troumbell. 

Robart Pearce's bill of cost. Hi. 4d. 

fWrit: John Dalin v. Thomas Robinson; for account of 
goods to the value of 321i. which defendant took of Dalin to 
carry to the southward and was to make return in provisions, 
which he did not do, the vessel having returned; dated 24 : 
12 : 1676; signed by Hilliard Veren,J for the court; and 
served by Henery Skerry, J marshal. 

Letter of Adam Westgate,| dated Mar. 6, 1677, to Mr. 
Henry Skerry: "S'' there is a parcell of Corne that was at- 
tached by you that lyeth in Docf Emeries house att the Suite 
of John Dallinge the which I owne to be his and therefore 
I desire you to deliuer it to the said Dallinge or his order and 
this note takinge his receipt for the same shall be a sufficient 

J Autograph. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 241 

John Dallin v. Mr. Edmond Batter. Concerning corn. 
Verdict for plaintiff.* 

discharge to you." Wit: James Powllenf and William 
Hobby. t Eleazer Hathorne made oath, 26 : 1 : 1677, to 
said Westgate's signature, "as he mostly write it & he be- 
leeues it can hardly be counterfited," before Wm. Hathorne,! 

William Hobbyf certified Mar. 24, 1676-7, that he was 
in company in Boston about a fortnight since with Jon. Dal- 
linge, now living at Salem, and James Poland, a smith, living 
in Salem, and wrote the paper which Adam Westgate signed, 
etc. 

John Legroo testified that some time in February, 1676, 
when Adam Wesgate came from the southward, he was on 
board with the rest of the compan}^ Mr. Edmund Batter 
came on board and Adam Wesgate proffered him forty bushels 
of Indian corn which Thomas Robinson had sent him. Batter 
said he would have nothing to do with Thomas Robinson or 
his corn and deponent helped to carry into Mr. Emrie's cham- 
ber, 30 bushels of Indian corn. Sworn, 24 : 1 : 1676-7, before 
Wm. Hathorne, t assistant. 

*Writ, dated Mar. 22, 1676-7, signed by HiUiard Veren,t 
for the court, and served by Henery Skerry,t by attachment 
of some land near the corner of Mr. Batter's shop. 

George Corwin, aged about sixty-five years, testified that 
about the latter end of Februarj^, Adam Westgate having 
newly come from the southward and his vessel bang at de- 
ponent's wharf, asked him if he could leave forty or fifty 
bushels of Indian corn in his warehouse. Deponent said he 
thought he could spare him room in the garret but afterward 
when he found it was corn in difference, he said he would not 
have it in his warehouse. Sworn, 26 : 1 : 1677, before Wm. 
Hathorne,t assistant. 

Nicolas DewTell, aged twenty-one years, deposed that he 
was one of Adam Wesgate's men on his last voyage to the 
southward, and Mr. Batter came aboard of the ketch. The 
30 or 40 bushels of corn were received aboard at Milford of 
Thomas Robason, etc. Sworn, 26 : 1 : 1677, before Wm. 
Hathorne,! assistant. 

Will. Carter, aged fifty years, deposed that the vessel of 
which Westgate was master was owned by Jno. Corwin, etc. 

Henry Rich, aged about twenty-two years, testified to the 
same. Sworn, 17 : 1 : 1676-7, before Wm. Hathorne,! assist- 
ant. 

t Autograph. 



242 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Edward Berry, who married the wife of Roger Hascall v. 
Wm. Hascall, guardian for the children of Roger Hascall. 
Review. Verdict for defendant.* 

*Writ, dated Mar. 15, 1676-7, signed by Hilliard Veren,t 
for the court, and served by Henery Skerry,t marshal of 
Salem, by attachment of farm, house and land of William 
Haskell of Gloster. 

Jefferie Masseyf certified on Mar. 30, 166[5?] that about 
twenty-eight or thirty years ago, he with others laid out about 
forty acres of land near Beaver pond to John Hardi or Roger 
Hascall, but he thought it was to John Hardi. 

Agreement, dated Nov. 13, 1676, between Edward Berry, f 
of Salem and William Hascole of Jabackow, guardian of the 
children of Roger Hascole, deceased, concerning dividing a 
parcel of land called Draper's point ''the eastersaid from the 
path which the orchard belongs to: fals to the saide Edward: 
and the saide Edword in consideration of Is to pay to the said 
william: ore his asignes tinn: pounds: at or before in selver: 
the last of may : which will be in the yeare of our lord god won 
thousand six hendard seventy seven: and the said willim: 
is fully satisfied of a Judgment past against the said edward 
for severell catell and mars: at a court past in Salem the 
yeare seventy fiue: for the payment of the aboue said som." 
Wit: William Balkwillf and William Rayment.f Owned 
in court by Edward Berry. 

Deed, dated Sept. 26, 1653, given by Gervas GarfordJ of 
Salem, gentleman, to Elizabeth Hardee of Salem, widow, in 
consideration of a dwelling house and ten acres of land and 
six acres and a quarter of meadow lying near Draper's point 
upon Bass river, adjoining Goodman Stone's land on the east 
and toward the west to Francis Skerry's land; also his farm 
of four score acres of land lying between Lord's hill and Birt's 
plain on Basse river side within the precincts of Salem. Wit: 
Em. Downingef and John Mitter.f Sworn, Sept. 26, 1653, be- 
fore Jo. Endecott,t Govr. 

William Haskell, aged about fifty-eight years, deposed that 
the widow Hardy told him that her son Rodger Haskell by 
agreement with her was to have half the house and land pur- 
chased of Mr. Gafford lying at Draper's ,point and was to pay 
part of the money to Gafford for the land. Also deponent's 
brother Roger Haskell, etc. Sworn in court. 

William Dodg, jr., aged about thirty years, testified. Sworn 
in court. 

Copy of will of Elizabeth (her mark) Hardinge, dated 7 : 

fAutograph. JAutograph and seal. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 243 

6 : 1654, and proved, 1 : 10 : 1654, in Salem court: ''Imp" 
I Bequeath to my sone Joseph Harding my now dwelling house 
and the two acres of Land together with the ten acres of 
vpland in south feild that which was m'' skelltons together 
with the one halfe of the Catch Called the Guift that the said 
Joseph is now in p^'vided that he pay to m"" Gafford twenty 
fower pounds starlinge Item I Giue my sone Joseph the table 
board and forme in the parlor I giue to my son Joseph Hard- 
inge one Cow. Item I giue unto my daughter Elizabeth 
Hascall that p* of house and Land I bought of m'' Garford to 
be at her proper disposing without haueing any Relation to 
her Husbands Leaue in it and one Cow according to the dona- 
tion of house and land as abouesaid and I giue to my son in 
law Roger two Cowes Item I giue to my daughter Elizabeth 
Hascall the standing bedsteed and bed and all furniture be- 
longinge thereunto according to the donation of house and 
Land as abouesayd together with a fetherbed and two small 
Ruggs at the house of Roger her son and one great Chest 

"It. I giue to Joseph Swasy one heafer Calfe. It. to the 
wife of Joseph Swasy I giue one old ewe sheep It. I giue to 
Roger Haskall his chilldren two ewes. It. I giue to my son 
Joseph Harding's Chilldren two ewes. It. I giue my two 
Ram Lambs to the Chilldren of my son Joseph to be equally 
diuided It. I giue my weather sheep unto Nathaniell 
Pickman. It. I giue to John Hascall one Steere It I giue 
the Remainder of all my Estate within the house and without 
to my son Joseph & to my daughter Elizabeth & son Roger 
to be equally diuided only to pay twenty shillings to M'^ 
Samuell Sharpe which I giue him out of my Estate And I 
appoynt sergent John Porter to be in the Roome and steed 
of a feoffe for my daughter Elizabeth for the land and Goods 
giuen to her And I appoint Sergeant Porter and Jeffrey Massey 
to be ouerseers." Wit: Edmond Batter and Nathaniell 
Pickman. Copy made by Hilliard Verin,* cleric. 

William Haskell, aged about fifty-eight years, and Mark 
Haskell, aged twenty-six years, testified that seven years 
before the estate willed to the children of Rodger Haskell was 
sued for by the guardian, Josiah had been gone from Edward 
Bery seven years, Rodger five years and Samuell and Sarah 
about one year and a half. The reason why they went from 
Bery was because he would not bring them up as their mother 
by their father's will was to do. Sworn in court. 

William Hascol, aged about fifty-eight years, and Samuel 
Gardner, aged about forty-eight years, testified that upon 
the trial between Edward Berrey and Nicholas Woodberry 

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244 IPSWICH QTJAETERLY COURT [Mar. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Newman, administratrix of the estate of 
Mr. Antipas Newman v. Abraham Read. For building on, 
breaking up, improving and keeping a parcel of land. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff, the title to the land in controversy.* 

of Sallem, of an action of the title of four score acres of land 
lying near Wenham Pond, they heard Elizabeth Berrey say 
in open court that when her husband Rogger Hascol gave 
the abovesaid land to his sons John and William Hascol, 
that he had her will and consent and was also willing that 
Nicholas Woodbery should enjoy the land. Sworn in court. 

William Dodg, jr., aged about thirty years, and William 
Dodg, 3d, aged about thirty years, deposed that Edward 
Berry leased out the land and cattle that were willed to the 
children to John Knight, sr., for less than half their worth 
and gave him liberty to use timber and wood Vvhich he did 
to the amount of lOli., besides about 121i. in cattle, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

Mark Haskell, aged about twenty-six years, and William 
Dodg, 3d, aged about thirty years, deposed that Edward 
Bery had 331i. out of the children's father's estate for pay- 
ment of debts, and also that before deponent's uncle William 
Haskel was appointed guardian, said Berry sent word to said 
uncle by deponent that he could not keep the children of 
Rodger Hascol any longer and for him to take away deponent's 
brother Josiah. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: Mistriss Elizabeth Newman of Wenham, adminis- 
tratrix and relict of Mr. Antipas Newman of Wenham, minis- 
ter, lately deceased v. Abraham Reade; for building, breaking 
up, improving and keeping a certain parcel of land which lay 
in the land that was in the possession of John Winthrop, Esq., 
and several years since given by said Winthrop to said New- 
man, which land lay on Royall side or in that land known by 
the name of salt house neck in Salem, and which Mr. Daniell 
Epps, as her attorney, demanded of said Reade and he refused 
to deliver it; dated Mar, 19, 1676; signed by Samuel Sy- 
monds,t Dep. Governor; and served by Daniel Andrew, f 
constable of Salem, by attachment of house and land of de- 
fendant. 

The inventory of Mr. Antipas Newman showed a parcel 
of land at Royall side at 401i., as certified by Robert Lord,t 
cleric. 

"I the subscribed doe acknowledg that the land aboue 
mentioned was given to my brother Newman deceased by 
my Father after m'' Newman marryed my sister, and this 

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I acknowledg as I am one of the executers to my Father, and 
know that the rest of the execut" will owne the same. 

"Wait Winthrop."* 

Major Winthrop in open court acknowledged the fore- 
going, Mar. 27, 1677, as attest, Robert Lord,* cleric. 

"A Draft of y^ manner of y^ Lying of y'' Land of M""'^ New- 
mans on Royal Neck in Salem Townshipe: p mee Daniell 
Epps* this 28*^ March 1677: as neare as I can by y® Poynts 
of y® Compass" 




Salt house Point and Old Ferry Landing, on what is now Rial Side, Beverly. 

Robert Hebbed and Francis Nurse testified. Mar. 28, 
1677, that "that parcel of Land here described on Royall 
necke was y^ Land Possest & inJoyed by John Winthrope, 
Esqr. for some yeares about 34 or 35 yeares past according 
to y® Bounds herein described." 

Letter of attorney, dated Mar. 15, 1676, given by Elizabeth 
(her mark) Newman of Wenham to Mr. Daniell Epps, sr., 
of Ipswich. Wit: Will. Norton* and Daniell Epps.* 

"I Roger Conant* being desired to speake what I could 

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246 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

remember about Mr. Winthrops Farme or land laying att the 
salthouse on Royals necke, doe testifie hereby that I was 
one that did lay it out with and by the order of Salem Towne, 
and Old John Woodbery was a second man apoynted to lay 
it out with me, and as I remember Captaine Traske was the 
third man for the laying it out, as for the length there of, it 
was along Woolistons River sid, from the salthouse corner 
up to a second brooke (called as I remember stonie brooke) 
towardes Mr. Endicots farme on the riuer side that way, and 
Woollistons riuer was the bound all along on that side from 
the salt house to the affore sayd second brooke, and wee 
running a lyne on the other sid next Basse riuer || from the 
salthouse] I could not goe over the Cove because of the watter 
or tide that was in the same, the coue runing out from basse 
riuer into the land wee were laying out (most of the length 
of the coue being in M'' Winthrops land) wherefore wee went 
about the coue and on the uper, or other sid of the coue In- 
signe Dixie had a strap of saltmarsh lying, and there at the 
head of his marsh we marked a great tree for A bound, the 
river called basse riuer being the bound from the salt house 
to that tree, and from that tree at Dixies marsh | ] at y^ west 
end 1 1 the line was run to an other tree that was a bound and 
marked from the mouth of stonie brooke in the wood north- 
ward from Woolistons riuer, and to the utmost of my mem- 
orie (it being thirtie and od yeares past) the breadth of the 
land at stonie brooke was equall with the breadth from the 
tree at Dixies marsh to Woollistons riuer." Sworn, Feb. 24, 
1673, before Samuel Symonds,* Dep. Gov. 

Copy of the record of a meeting of the selectmen, 27 : 2 : 
1654, Mr. Curwin, Capt. Hauthorn, Mr. Conant, Jno. Porter, 
Jeffry Massy, Mr. Price and Edmond Batter being present, 
"Graunted to Henry Scerry all y* upland Lying wthin y« 
fence of Jn° Bachelder y* doth fence In his Salt marsh on 
Ryall Side prouided, itt must Lye In Common, when y"' Crop 
is taken of from itt." Copy made by Jn° Price,* recorder. 

Deed, dated Oct. 8, 1673, given by Henry Skerry, sr.,t of 
Salem, to Abraham Reade, "a certain pcell or pcells of land 
or two poj^nts of land containing by estimation, about six 
acres of land in & belonging to the s^ two poynts or necks 
of land situated lying & being on Rialls side in willistones 
Riuer soe cal'd it being the two necks of land that lyes below 
the stony coue soe cal'd downe the Riuer to the sothward, 
it being all mj^ Right that I had giuen me by the Towne of 
Salem in that place, the salt marsh y* lyes at the head of the 
coue between the two poynts excepted, being none of my 

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land." Wit: Hilliard Veren, senr.* and Hilliard Veren, jr.* 
Acknowledged, 20 : 1 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,* assist- 
ant. Entered in the records in Salem, book 4, fol. 149, 26 : 
1 : 1677, by Hilliard Veren,* recorder. 

Nath. Pickman, sr.,* aged about sixty years, testified that 
"30 odd yeares past I Built a House for John Winthrope 
Esq'' at y^ Poynt on Royall neck and y* M' Winthrops Land 
went from y'^ lower poynt vnto a Second Brooke called Stonie 
brooke which runs in to Woolistons Riuer y'' s^ Woolistons 
Riuer being y® Bound all along on that side and from y salt 
house bass riuer bounded it vnto a Coue which coue ran some 
considerable way into y*^ land but on y^ upper side of y^ Coue 
there was a small strap of Salt marsh & at or near y^ end of 
y^ sayd marsh towards y^ mouth of y^ Coue there was a great 
tree marked which was M"" Winthrops bound And I y^ 
sayed Pittman doe further testifie that Mr. Winthrop did 
make improuement of a salt house there upon s*^ Land & 
kept a familie there a Considerable time and that all persons 
were forwarned meddling with any wood or Timber & all y° 
while I had occasion to worke there I know not of any yt did 
or durst medle with any w^ood or timber upon y" sd Land but 
what I and others sold & cut out for y^ use of M"" Winthrop." 
Sworn, Mar. 14, 1676, before Samuel Symonds,* Dep. Gov- 
ernor, 

Daniell Epps, sr., aged about fifty-two years, and Daniell 
Andrews, aged about thirty-three years, testified that he 
demanded the house and land of Abraham Read but he claimed 
that the land was his, that he had had possession of it about 
three years and built the house then upon it, etc. Sworn in 
court. 

Robert Hebard,* aged about fiftj^-eight years, deposed 
that about thirty-three or four years ago he dwelt with Mr. 
John Winthrope at the salthouse upon Royall side when the 
lot layers laid out the land, and saw the bounds marked. Also 
that Mr. Winthrope enjoyed and possessed this land all the 
time he lived with him. Sworn, Feb. 24, 1673, before Samuel 
Symonds,* Dep. Gov. 

William (his mark) Bennet, aged about seventy-three 
years, deposed that "when John Winthrope, Esq"" was at y^ 
Salthouse 30 odd yeares past y* I haueing occasion to worke 
there upon Carpintry worke some times for M'' Winthrope 
& some times hewing Timber for ship or vessells vse upon 
y^ Comon Lands Adjacent M"" Winthrope haueing a house 
and Family there some considerable time & carried on y® 
designe of making salt," Mr. Winthrop showed him the 
bound marks, etc. When Mr. Epps desired deponent to 

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248 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Robert Crose v. Hugh Marsh. Debt. For 16,000 feet 
of merchantable pine boards. Withdrawn. 

Selectmen of Newbury v. Capt. Paull White. Review. 
Nonsuited. 

John Emery v. Benjamin Tompson. Verdict for plaintiff. 
Appealed to the next Court of Assistants at Boston. Ben- 
jamin Tompson bound, with Lift. Richard Way and Jonathan 
Moore as sureties.* 

Hugh March v. Steephen Crose. For withholding 12,078 
feet of boards. Withdrawn. 

Sergt. Thomas Clarke v. John and Joseph Prockter. Debt. 
Withdrawn. 

show the bounds three years ago, he saw a little house built 
upon the land. Wit: Daniell Eppsf and Lionel Epps.f 
Sworn before Daniel Dension.f 

*Writ, dated Boston, Mar. 9, 1676-7, signed by Ephraim 
Turner,f for the court, and served by Samuell Davis, f con- 
stable of Charlestoun. Bond of Benjamin Tompson. f 

John Knight, sr., deposed that some time the last summer 
he agreed with Mr. Benjamin Tomson of Charlstoune for a 
bill he had once due to John Godfary, and deponent paid 
Tomson, said bill being made to Godfary from Jams Jakman 
at Neubery. Sworn in court. 

"That wheras there was formerly a deed of Gift of my 
estate drawne from me John Godfry unto Beniamin Tomp- 
son of Charlstowne, the which done by fradelant meanes, 
my selfe and most of the company being drunke at the same 
time, he engageing to pay unto me for my yearly maintenance, 
the full & iust sum of ten pound in silver, the which was never 
payd to me to the value of one farthing, though the sd ten 
pounds, was yearly engaged to be payd dureing my life, I 
also upon our agreement, was to have liberty to make use of all 
of it, or any part of it, if I had ocation, use of it for my nes- 
sessary use and suply of my nesessityes, all that ever he did 
for me, once when I was in Boston prisson he was an occa- 
tion of my being let out, the truth of which I being in pfect 
sence and memory I do protest upon my soule before God and 
as I am a dyeing man. In testimony whereof I sett my hand 
the twenty sixt of July 1675." John (his mark) Godfry. 
Wit: Charles Nicolatts and Samuell (his mark) Steeven. 
Sworn, in Ipswich court, Sept. 29, 1675, before Samuell Sy- 
monds, Dep. Govr., and Wm. Hathorne, assistant. Copy 
made Mar. 27, 1677, by Robert Lord,t recorder. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 249 

Deacon Wm. Goodhue v. Wm. Bennett. Debt. Said 
Bennett acknowledged judgment to Goodhue in wheat, pork 
and malt. 

Major Genrll. Denison v. Richard Hutton and John Wal- 
derne. Debt. 

Wm. Jarman acknowledged judgment to Richard Knott 
in fish or mackerel. 

Mr. Jonathan Wade, foreman of the grand jury, for non- 
appearance, was fined. 

John Hale was licensed to make sturgeon at Nuberry. 

Thomas Greenslett dying intestate, court granted adminis- 
tration upon his estate to Ann Greenslett, who was to pay the 
debts as far as the inventory, which was 31i. 16s. 2d., would allow. 

Mr. John Woodbridge, Nicholas Noyse and Daniell Pearce, 
jr., were confirmed as commissioners to end small causes 
for Newbury. 

Court being informed that great danger and much damage 
had happened to divers persons by reason of the flume at 
the mill in Ipswich not being sufficiently secured, ordered the 
owner, overseer or occupier, within fourteen days, to cover 
the said flume closely and sufficiently with strong planks, well 
fastened, and that the head of the flume be well guarded 
with a sufiicient grating to prevent all future damage, under 
penalty of lOli. to be levied by distress of the master or present 
overseer or occupier of said mill. 

It was further ordered as formerly that a gate or passage 
be constantly left open for the passage of alewives up the 
river for a month's time in the season. 

John Cole of Marblehead dying intestate, court granted 
administration to Mr. Thomas Gardner, and there being an 
inventory brought in contained in two papers, and one child 
left, court ordered that the one paper containing 251i. 6s. 6d. 
be for the child wholly. For the rest of the estate, court 
ordered that said administrator be gathering in and paying 
debts and account to the next Salem court. 

Wm. Randall being convicted for setting a lamp on fire, 
court ordered that he pay lOli. to Edward Bragg, also be 
whipped and stand committed until whipped. He was then 
to be delivered to his master. 



250 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Ezekiell Woodward had his license renewed for a year, also 
his license for liquors. 

Hugh Marsh had his license renewed for a year, also his 
license for liquors. 

John Stone had his license renewed for a year, also his 
license for liquors. 

Andrew Peeters had his license renewed for a year. 

Edward Hassen had his license renewed for a year, also 
his license for liquors. 

Mr. Peeter Duncan. 

Sarah, widow and administratrix of her husband John 
Hutchenson's estate, petitioned the court for a division of 
the estate between herself and her child, that is, that the 
child should have one-half of the land when she becomes of 
age, as may appear by two deeds given by her father and 
father-in-law, and that at said Sarah's decease she should 
have as much of the other half as to give her two-thirds of the 
whole; that the rest of the estate be for Sarah's ov/n use, the 
child to have a feather-bed when of age. Her father Putnam 
and father Hutchinson consented to this agreement and 
signed as witnesses. Court allowed this distribution, Sarah 
to bring up the child until she reached the age of eighteen 
or marriage. 

Joseph Steevens and Ephraim Foster, for their offences 
about trimming the horse of Nathaniell Roper, were fined.* 

*Warrant, dated Feb. 9, 1676, for the apprehension of 
Joseph Stephens, Ephraim Foster and John Bridges upon 
complaint of Nathaniel Roper for abusing his horse about 
six weeks since, signed by Daniel Denison,t and returned by 
Nathl. Dane,t constable of Andover. 

Summons, dated Mar. 15, 1676-7, to John Faukner, Francis 
Dane, jr., Richard Barker, Daniel Poore, Samll. Ingals and 
John Marstone for appearance at the next Ipswich court, 
as witnesses in Roper's case for abusing the latter's horse 
by cutting off his hair, signed by Daniel Denison,t and re- 
turned by Nathaniel Dane,t constable of Andover. 

Elizabeth Smith, aged about twenty years, deposed that 
Joseph Stevens and Ephraim Foster came to her house the day 
after they had appeared before Major Generall Denison and 
she told Joseph that she could not imagine which of all the 

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1677] RECOEDS AND FILES 251 

Ephraim Steevens, for reproaching a magistrate, was fined. 
Abated, upon his humble petition. 

Joseph Gudridge was fined for striking Joshua Boynton. 

brothers it was who trimmed Roper's horse and he said it 
was he who was suspected but he did not do it. He asked 
deponent where Ruth Ingolls lived, "and he told me that little 
Tike and the Major had a list of all Andiver men; but I will 
asure you the Major Generall has none of those men in his 
list that Trimmed Nat: Ropers horse; and soe he danced 
and skip'd about y^ house as if he had beene mad." Sworn 
in court. 

Ephraim Roper, aged about twenty-six years, deposed 
that being at the house of John Sparke, John Bridges being 
there, said that Joseph Stevens asked him where Nat. Roper's 
horse stood, and he said at his uncle Barnett's. He asked 
what manner of horse he was, and he told him a small sorrill 
horse, not thinking why he asked until the next morning when 
he heard and saw what was done to the horse. Afterward 
Bridges told deponent that he meeting with Stevens said 
to him that if he were Roper he would charge said Stevens 
with it, and he went away blushing and said never a word. 
Elisabeth Smith testified to the same. Sworn in court. 

Ephraim Roper said that the reason he brought in these 
testimonies was because John Bridges had disowned it before 
the court. Sworn in court. 

John Sparke and his wife Mary testified that John Bridges 
said he knew nothing about the trimming and Mary said she 
had been in the town and heard that there was one in Andiver 
who knew something about it. Bridges replied that it was 
his man, and when he should come down he would probably 
tell all about it for he was a very honest fellow and would 
tell the truth. Deponent asked him where he and Nat. Roper 
were that night and he said at Serjeant Ingollses, where there 
was a company of young lads, among them Joseph Stevens, 
and that the latter and two others sat whispering and laugh- 
ing, until he wondered if they were laughing at him. Also 
that he and Roper went home at ten o'clock, the young men 
going a little before. Elisabeth Smith attested to the same. 
Sworn in court. 

Thomas Dow, aged about twenty-three years, deposed 
that Joseph Stevens said in John Sparke's house that he who 
did the ugly trick was probably very sorry he had done so, 
but Nathanaell Roper he said had left out two of the chief 
ones in his list, viz., the clerk and the ensign. Sworn in court. 

Ephraim Foster deposed. 



252 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

The case being heard, his bond in the Deputy Governor's 
hand was void. 

John Cooke was ordered to pay cost in an action brought 
against Ens. Jo. Gould and not prosecuted. 

Daniell Button dying intestate, administration upon the 
estate was granted to John Bartlett, sr., of Newbury, who 
was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich 
court. The estate was to be ordered according to his mind, 
a cow to James Kingsbury, and the rest of the estate to the 
rest of his brothers and sisters. 

In the complaint of the widow Hasseltine against Nathan 
Webster about killing her mare, he was to pay costs and 
damages.* 

*Warrant, dated Mar. 17, 1676-7, for the appearance of 
Nathan Webster, upon complaint of Anna Hazeltine for 
suspicion of shooting her mare, signed by Daniel Denison,t 
for the court, and returned by Abraham Hazeltine, f constable 
of Bradford. 

Summons, dated Mar. 17, 1676-7, to David Hazeltine, 
Abraham Hazeltine, Henry Kimbal, Mercy Kimbal and 
Robert Hazeltine, signed by Daniel Denison.f 

Robert Hesseltine, aged about twenty years, deposed that 
the past winter when his mother Hezeltine's mare was killed, 
he was at the house of his cousin Nathan Webster and asked 
him who he thought killed her and he said he did. Deponent 
asked him again and he said "yea, I think it was I." The 
day after the mare was killed Nathan Webster was at their 
house and said he would carry home his plain shoes till he 
went to kill more horses again. Sworn in court. 

David Haseltine and Abraham Haseltine, inhabitants of 
Bradford, testified that after they heard that their mother's 
mare was killed, they saw tracks where a man with plain 
shoes had gone into the field, a dog following him, and found 
a piece of tow which had been the wadding of a gun, the mare 
having been shot with a bullet. They tracked the man to 
the highway and to the house of said Webster, etc. Sworn in 
court. 

Nathan Webster affirmed that Anna Haseltin told him that 
the mare was Robert's before his father died. 

John Watson, aged about thirty-three years, testified. 
Sworn, Mar. 11, 1677, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Henry Kimball, aged about twenty-two years, deposed 

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George Major, for burglary and stealing pork and beef 
from John Knight, was fined and ordered to be branded on 
the forehead with the letter B and bound to good behavior.* 

that being at Nathan Webster's house, and having heard 
Mr. Sims preach against the sin of cruelty and revenge, one 
neighbor against another, he told Nathan it was a pity that 
he was not at meeting to have heard it. He further asked 
Nathan why he killed his aunt's mare and he said to make 
mares a commodity for he wanted a market for his; when 
asked if he killed Robert Hazeltine's mare, he answered "yea," 
and when asked how long he had reigned in his wickedness 
he answered all the days of his life, etc. Mercy, wife of Ben- 
jamin Kimball testified to the same. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Hardee and Caleb Hopkissen deposed that the 
latter end of the last year they being at Mr. Sims watching, 
Nathan Webster said that he killed the sheep of his uncle 
Robert Haselton when they went into his lot and stopped 
the holes where they got in with them. Sworn, Mar. 26, 
1677, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Robert Haseltine and Girshum Haseltine testified. Sworn, 
Mar. 26, 1677, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Abigale Roffe, aged about sixteen years, deposed that 
she dwelling in John Heseltine's house, etc. Sworn, Mar. 
26, 1677, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner, 

Josiah Gage, aged about twenty-eight years, deposed that 
being at the house of John Heseltine of Heaverhile, Webster 
said that if he killed the mare it must have been in his sleep. 
Sworn, Mar. 26, 1677, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Letter of attorney, dated Mar. 24, 1676-7, given by Ann 
(her mark) Haseltine to her son David Haseltine. Sworn 
before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

*Summons, dated Mar. 19, 1676-7, for the appearance of 
George Major, also to witnesses, John Badger, Joseph Knight, 
Hugh Pike, Joseph Downer, Mary and Sarah Knight, James 
Black, Jon. Mechill, and Ja. Mirik, and to John Tappin, 
John Coffin, and Robin, Hugh Marster's man, as witnesses 
in another case concerning the Richardsons, and William 

Saiier, jr., Edward Ardway, Seers and Tersa Tidcom, 

signed by Daniel Denison,t and returned by Joseph Pike,t 
constable, who reported that Major's wife could not leave her 
sick child without danger. 

John Badger and Joseph Knight deposed that they went 
to Georg Mogior's house to look after some meat that was 
stolen or lost out of the house of John Knight, sr. ; they found 

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254 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

a piece which Knight said was his but Goodwife Magior said 
she had it of Goodwife Kely. The latter denied it and Knight 
sought to prove that it showed in his barrel of pork where 
this piece had been taken out, etc. Sworn in court. 

Mary and Sara Knight deposed that they asked Mogier's 
girl where her mother had put the meat and the bag and she 
went to speak to her mother about it. Her mother struck 
her in the mouth and said "Husy, you shall not tell, thay 
shall never know whear it is and I will make it my bisnes 
night and day to cep her in." Later a dog was seen eating 
a leg of good fresh pork a little below Major's house. Sworn 
in court. 

Joseph Knight testified that Major's wife said she had 
the pork of Sara Kell}^, etc. Sworn in court. 

Hiugh Pick testified that Major's wife told his master 
Knight that some of the Knight children must have brought 
the meat to her house and put it in her barrel or in at the 
window. Knight replied that would not be rational, etc. 
John Knight, sr., testified to the same. Sworn in court. 

John Michell.* aged about twenty-six years, deposed that 
the year before last when he lived with Mr. Richard Kent, 
Georg Mogiar tried to persuade him to steal from his master 
a cheese now and then, saying that it would never be missed, 
but deponent told him he would never be a thief. Sworn in 
court. 

Joseph Dounar, butcher, aged about thirty-six years, de- 
posed that he killed and cut up John Knight's swine, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

Joseph Knight, aged about twenty-five years, deposed 
that he went to Georg Mogier's house and asked where his 
meat was that was brought to his house at break of day. 
She turned pale and then blushed as red as a red cloth. He 
asked what meat she had in the house, and she replied that 
maybe she had forty pieces of pork and four or five pieces of 
beef. He asked what they had lived on all winter if she had 
so much left now. Also that the houses of deponent and 
the Major's were near together, etc. Sworn in court. 

John (his mark) Whichar, aged thirty years, and Hanah 
(her mark) Spoford, aged twenty-one years, deposed that 
Georg Mogior came into their house and speaking of John 
Knight's pork, said "If I haue his pork I wish the devill might 
teare mee in pecces body and soalle as small as my tobacco 
pipe and I wish the devill would fech away John Knight boody 
and soalle and all that dou belong to him .... Sara Keally 
saide how dow you dare to wish such wishes dounot you knowe 

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Benjamin Kimball chose Walter Fairefield to be his guar- 
dian. 

Pricilla Law chose John Bayly to be her guardian and the 
court allowed it, upon the same terms that his father James 
Bayley was, to whom she was formerly committed by the 
court. 

Ossmund Traske of Beverly dying intestate, administra- 

that god hears you: yeas said hee: but I must wish such 
wishes and will wish soch wishes: saide John whichar get the 
out of dores for if thou dust follow this coarse thou wilt Com 
to the gallos: saide Mogior I care not If I dow I wish I wear 
out of the world." 

Jams Black testified that about half an hour before day 
when his master had gone to Boston, hearing some noise in 
the house, arose, took his breeches and shoes in his hand, 
went down stairs and saw Georg Magior carry away a sack 
of meat. His master kept the beef in the parlor and the pork 
in the kitchen. Major told him if he would say nothing about 
it he would give him something he liked. Deponent went 
to Major's house later and saw the meat on the floor and 
Good wife Mogior said "thee art a good boy Jams; said I 
why: I good boay. my husband tell thee anon: when he 
Com hom." Major said "good Jams Cepe Counsel and 
when thy mastar coms home hell mis his meat and Charg 
thee for stelling it but tell him thee dide never giue any body 
on bit and thee speckist trou: then heell Com to mee and 
ask mee: why I did case his neggar to steall meat for him: 
and I will strongly afirm I had: nara bit of meat of thee," 
etc. Also Magior several times urged deponent to steal 
from his master powder and wool, and his wife asked him to 
take her little white bag to steal meal and sugar, etc. 

Hugh Pick testified that Mogior asked him to steal powder, 
etc. 

Anthony Mors,* aged about forty-five years, deposed that 
some time last summer "Georg Mogior cam by my houss and 
Ran after my boye with his gun presente at the child and 
hee being afraid Ran into a hogsty from him I Coming to 
see the matr asked him whiy he Ran aftr my bwoy: he the 
said Mogior gaue mee vary bad languidg and saied 111 shute 
the doune presently: & presente his gun at me Redy Kokd 
and chargd and I did loock emediatly to bee ciled: but 
thoro gods prouedenc wee got away his gun and then he drad 
his sord and swagared with it till v.-ee got that away also." 

*Autograph. 



256 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

tion upon his estate was granted to Elizabeth Traske, relict and 
widow of said Ossmund, and an inventory amounting to 
84111. 9s. 5d. was brought in. The estate was ordered accord- 
ing to an agreement in writing presented and allowed. 

Richard Woolery was fined for cursing more than once 
and was ordered to pay costs to Joseph Pike, constable. 

Hester Holmes, relict and administratrix of the estate of 
Robert Holmes, having brought in an inventory of 201i. clear 
estate and two children left her, court ordered the estate to 
her for the bringing up of the children. 

Edward Maners having stolen 30s. from Wm. Damford in 
money and goods and being committed to prison to appear 
at this court, and having broken prison and made his escape, 
court ordered that said Damford have his things restored to 
him, and Manners was fined. 

Abigaill Morse was ordered to be whipped for fornication 
unless she pay a fine. 

Sarah Gowin was ordered to be whipped for fornication 
unless she pay a fine. 

Joss, merchant Wainwright's negro, vras ordered to be 
whipped for fornication, and to pay to Sarah Gowin or her 
father 2s. per week every week or 8s. per month or to be 
distrained for it by the marshal. 

Wm. Latirnore, being complained against by a testimony 
of Thomas Browne, was ordered to appear at Salem court. 

Hanah Howard, for fornication, was ordered to be whipped 
or pa}'^ a fine. 

John Hunkins was bound to appear at the next Ipswich 
court, with Joseph Lee as surety. 

Thomas Leonard, Samuell Moore and Blaze Vinton for 
robbing upon the highway, were ordered to be branded upon 
the forehead with the letter B and each to pay to Wm. Latti- 
more five nobles and to Richard Simmons, 20s., and for affront- 
ing and abusing Bellringer and Stace upon the highway, they 
were fined and bound to good behavior. Court ordered the 
marshal to pay out of what was allowed to Bellringer and 
Simmons to Mr. Latimore 15s. each for their charges in prose- 
cuting.* 

*William Lattarmore testified that upon the 9th day of 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 257 

this month coming from Boston in the evening near Gorg 
Darling's, he met with Tho. Lenarcl, Samuell More and Blaze 
Vinton in the King's highway. '"The furst salutation that 
I had Tho. Lennard bid me stand: and Asked me whoe was 
thare and I made Answer we ware men: then Lenard chal- 
inged us of our horsis to try our manhood and said that he 
would take me by y® lylides and make my heels strik fiar 
against the eliment: sum small spass aftar these words the 
abouesaid lennard and Samuell more folowed me and plucked 
me of my horse and robed me and touck from me: a gould 
ring tow shilings in monny of silver and Gould ribbin: and 
fower yards of silver twest." Sworn, 18 : 10 : 1676, before 
Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Richard Simons testified that he was with William Lattar- 
mor and John Trevit, and was pulled from his horse, chased 
and forced against a tree, where they struck him as many 
as a hundred blows. At last someone came from Darling's 
and rescued him or else he might have been robbed for he had 
a great deal of money about him, etc. Sworn, 18 : 10 : 1676, 
before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Lenard Bellringer testified that some time last December 
coming from Salem upon a Saturday night at Forris river, 
he laid down his net lines at the foot of the bridge. Three 
horsemen came along, the same who abused Latamore, and 
Sam. Moore stooped down with his stick, took up the lines 
and threw them into the river, saying, "You doge fetch them 
out or els I will put you in or throw you into the rivar." So 
he was obliged to get his lines from the river and they beat 
him and told him never to sit on a bridge when gentlemen 
pass by. Sworn, 16 : 1 : 1676-7, before Wm. Hathorne,* 
assistant. 

John Bassay testified that about Dec. 9 in the evening he, 
Samuell Peeke and Mr. Blainar saw Tho. Lenard, Blaze Vin- 
ton and Samull More go into Gorg Dalings house and stay 
awhile, and after they went away deponent heard a great 
combustion, men cry out and blows pass. They went into 
the house and found Richard Simons down and some of the 
before mentioned men upon him, but when they saw them 
they left him, etc. Sworn, 22 : 11 : 1676, before Wm. Hath- 
orne,* assistant. 

Jno. Trevett, aged about twenty-two years, testified that 
the three men met with them between Darling's and Rich- 
ard's houses "in y*= Dusk of y® Euening and these men asked 
who Comes there we Answered friends they Bid us stand 
but we thought noe harm but Rid on ou"^ way," etc. Mr. 

* Autograph. 



258 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Upon strong information by divers persons that Wm. 
Lattimore said that Blaze Vinton did not strike him but en- 
deavored to rescue him, court respitted that part of the sen- 
tence of branding until Salem court. Said Vinton bound for 
appearance at the next Salem court, with his brother John 
Vinton, as surety.* 

Samuell More was bound to good behavior, with Richard 
More as his surety. 



Blaney rescued them, etc. Sworn, 22 : 11 : 1676, before 
Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Jno. Stascye, aged about twenty-six years, deposed that 
coming from Salem in the south field, the three men overtook 
him, took his hat off and carried it away, etc. Sworn, 18 : 
10 : 1676, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Jno. Blanye, aged about forty-six years, testified that he 
with Samuell Pike and Jno. Basye had some business at George 
Darling's house where they found the three men complained 
of, having two pots of cider and cakes. When they had paid, 
the three bade them farewell and away they went. One of 
the men they assaulted was from Boston and had nearly a 
hundred pounds with him, etc. Sworn, 18 : 10 : 1676, before 
Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Samuell Pik,t aged about twenty-two years, testified on 
22 : 11 : 1676, etc. 

*William Lattemor testified that when he was robbed on 
the highway Blaze Vinton pulled the men from him and if 
it had not been for Vinton, they would have murdered him. 
Sworn, 10 : 2 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Thomas Browne, aged twenty-two years, testified that he 
being at Theophilus Baylye's house and hearing a noise upon 
the common, crying murder, found William Latymore fight- 
ing with a man and striking many blows, calling him odious 
names not fit to be spoken by men, as rogue, bastard and 
fool. Sworn, 10 : 1 : 1676-7, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 
Edmond Bridges deposed that discoursing with Belringer 
about the fray, the latter said that if ever he met with Blaze 
Vinton, "if I haue but one shilin he shall haue part of it for 
when more and Lenard was foule on me Vinton stood a prity 
way from us and leaned on his horse and nether said nor did 
to my damige." 

Joseph Holoua, aged thirty years, testified that bemg at 
Goodman Balie's house at Lin, etc. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 259 

Thomas Leonard was bound to good behavior, with Ens. 
John Gould and John Newmarsh as sureties. 

John Lee, for knocking down Daniell Hovey and abusing 
the constable, was fined and bound to good behavior. Said 
Lee was bound, with Esaiiah Wood and Wm, Haj^ward, as 
sureties. 

Joshua Richardson, Caleb Richardson and Edward Ord- 
way complained of for breaking up the meeting house at New- 
bury and breaking a pew and chairs, were tried by a jury 
and found guilty. They were to be whipped or pay a fine 
and were also bound to good behavior.* 

*Tristram Coffin, aged forty-five years, testified that he 
saw Joshua Richisson on Wednesday, the next day after the 
pew or seat was broken in January, and he could go as well 
without limping as ever he could. Sworn in court. 

Tristram Coffin, aged forty-five years, testified that the 
day the pew was broken, the windows of the meeting house 
were all fast and the window which was broken was fastened 
with two hasps. One hasp was broken and the glass broken. 
Sworn, Feb. 22, 1676, before Daniel Denison.f 

Robard Carr testified that Joshua Richisson had his great 
coat on the night he saw him at his father's house when de- 
ponent was sent to carry a warrant to Ensign Grenlefe's house, 
it being the same night that the pew was broken. Sworn in 
court. 

Anthony Morse, sr.,t affirmed, 23 : 12 : 1676, that he was 
appointed to look after the meeting house and had been care- 
ful to make fast all the windows and doors, but notwith- 
standing, the windows had been broken several times and 
the meeting house made common bj^ reason of such disorders. 
The door was daubed with a sarrowans and the key hole 
stopped up with it so that he had difficulty in opening the door. 
Sworn in court. 

Tristram Coffin testified that there was a sarrowans put in 
the corn which was put up in the meeting house loft for se- 
curity, which was in a cask in the chamber. Sworn, Feb. 22, 

1676, before Daniel Denison.f 

Petition of divers inhabitants of Newberry, dated Apr. 23, 

1677, that though they are far from justifying the outrageous 
practices of the young men sentenced by the court and they 
do not question the justice of the court's decision. "We do 
not know any of the young men have bin detected of open 

fAutograph. 



260 IPSWICH QUARTEELY COURT [Mar. 

crimes but haue bin diligent & laborious to promote & support 
their parents who stand in need of their help, they haue bin 
imployed in publike service, haue endured hardshipps, & 
adventured their lives & limbs for the Country: & they haue 
openly, ingeniously, & solemnly made acknowledgment of 
their offence, before many assembled to that end," on which 
account the petitioners asked that their fines be abated. 
Signed by Paull White,* Tho. Woodbridge,* H. Shortt,* 
Persavell Lowle,* Nathanell Clarke,* Joseph Coker,* Caleb 
Moodye,* Wm. Chandler,* Stephen Greenleafe, jr.,* Ben- 
jamine Lowle,* Jonathan Woodman,* Joseph Bayley,* Samuell 
Poore, sr.,* Hendry Jackwish,* Jno. Dole,* Joseph Downer,* 
Benjmin Rolfe,* John Atkinson,* Robert Coacker,* Archelaus 
Woodman,* Jacob Tappen,* Edward Wodman, sr,,* Joshua 
Woodman,* Robt. Batlet, sr.,* Isrell Webster,* Samuel Bart- 
let,* Robert Long,* Robert Beadell,* George March,* Stephen 
Swet,* John Bayley,* John Poore, sr.,* John Webster, sr.,* 
Peter Toppan,* Edward Woodman,* John Batlet, sr.,* John 
Bartlet, jr.,* Daniel Lunt,* Edmund Mooars, sr.,* Francis 
brown,* Beniamen Morse,* Joseph Muzie,* Nathaniell Bricket,* 
Edward richesen, sr.,* Jams Ordway, sr.,* John heall,* Wm. 
Morse,* Anthony Somerby,* John wollcot,* Thomas Browne,* 
Petter Godfry, John Swett, Wilum Pilsbery,* Wilum Sayer, 
sr.,* John Sayor, Nathannel Merel, Danniell Merel, Moses 
Pilsbery, Henry Sewall,* John Sewall,* Tristram Coffin,* 
John Knight,* Stephen Grenlefe,* Richard Knight,* Richard 
Dole,* Samuell Plumer,* Recherd Kent,* John Emerj^ jr., 
Jonathan Emery,* Joseph Pike,* Thomas hale, jr.,* John 
Badger,* Daniell Chenie,* thomas hale, sr., John Knight, 
jr., Nicolas Noyse, danill Peirce, sr., Daniell peirc, jr., Antonie 
Morse, sr.* 

James Ardoway, aged fifty-four years, and John Kent, 
aged about thirty-two years, deposed that they heard Franses 
Browne, one of the selectmen of 1676, say that the seat in 
controversy was set up without order from the townsmen 
and that Goodman Knight and Goodman Greenlefe owned 
that it was set up contrary to their knowledge. Sworn in 
court. 

James Ordway and John Kent testified that the major part 
of the town did so justify the act of pulling down this pew 
that they gave a general vote that the seat should be reduced 
to its former station and be a common seat as formerly. This 
vote was taken Mar. 5, 1676-7. Owned in court. 

Edward Richardson, sr., and James Ordway, sr., deposed 
that it was voted at a general town meeting that the seats 

*Autograph. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 261 

Richard Carr, complained of for the same crime, was found 
not guilty and discharged.* 

Upon Mr, John Giffard's complaint against Christopher 
Temple, it was ordered that Temple return to said Giffard 
within one week and serve him a year and a half or pay 61i, 
Abraham Martin was to pay the costs. 

Walter Roper, presented by the grand jury upon complaint 
of Mr. Wm. Cogswell upon suspicion of a false oath and not 
proved, was discharged. 

Benjamin Herrick dying intestate, administration upon his 
estate was granted to his brothers Zachry and Ephraim. The 
estate was to be divided among all the brothers and sisters 
excepting Thomas, viz., Zachariah, Ephraim, Henry, Joseph, 
John and Elizabeth, wife of Phillip Fowler. The mother 
of said Benjamin was to have the income of the land during 
her natural life. Zacheriah and Ephraim were bound. 

Court adjourned to the last Tuesday in April. 

Court held at Salisbury, Apr. 10, 1677. 

Major Genii. Denison, president; Major Pike, Capt. Sal- 
tonstall, Mr. Samll. Dalton and Capt. Bradbury, associates. 

Grand jury: Abraham Pirkins, foreman, Phillip Challis, 
Tho. Barnard, John Haseltine, Daniell Hendrick, Moses 
Gillman, Rodger Easman, John Ilsley, Jno. Gill, Francis 
Page, Joseph Dow and Thomas Sleeper. 

Jury of trials: Tho. Filbrick, foreman, Wm. Fifeild, Ed- 
ward Gove, Henry Moulton, Robert Swan, George Goldwyer, 

in the gallery should be made up again as they were before 
the pew was pulled down, and there were no votes in the nega- 
tive. Owned in court. 

John Topen testified that Edward Ordway told him that he 
was one of those who pulled down the seat. Sworn in court. 

*George Carr and Jams Carr testified that on Jan. 12 Rich- 
ard Carr went into the Salisbury woods with deponents to 
cut timber and remained with them until about ten o'clock 
when they went to bed at home and in the morning saw him 
get ready to go into the woods again. Sworn, Mar. 24, 1676- 
7, before Samll. Dalton,t commissioner. 

t Autograph. 



262 SALISBURY QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

Willi. Buswell, Henry Browne, Jno. Clough, John Foulsham, 
Samll. Foot and Samll. Weed. 

Daniell Ela v. Abraham Whitticker. Appeal from a judg- 
ment of Capt. Saltonstall. Verdict for defendant, confirma- 
tion of the former judgment. 

Edward Gove v. Jno. Griffyn. Appeal from a judgment 
of Capt. Saltonstall about a horse. Verdict for plaintiff, the 
reversion of the former judgment. Appealed to the next 
Court of Assistants. Jno. Giffyn bound, with Jotham Hen- 
drick, as surety. 

Edward Gove v. John Griffin. Appeal from a judgment 
of Capt. Saltonstall about a saddle. Verdict for plaintiff. 
Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Jno. Griffin bound, 
with Jotham Hendrick, as surety. 

Jno. Haseltine, sr. v. Abraham Whitticker. Review of 
a case tried at Hampton court, 10 : 8 : 1665, concerning mow- 
ing grass and taking it away from his Spickett meadow. Ver- 
dict for defendant.* 

*Abraham Whiticker, jr., aged twenty years, and William 
Whiticker, aged eighteen years, deposed that their father had 
been molested many years by John Haselton, sr., or some of 
his sons, once at Spicket meadow at the end next said Hasel- 
ton's meadow, by carrying away grass, etc. William Whitt 

From Samuel Dalton's commissioner's records. See ante, vol. 5, p. 235. 

On 28: 9 : 1676, Charles Runlett, attorney to Alexander Gordin v. John 
Kimin. For withholding pay due for six days' work about two years since. 
Judgment for plaintiff. 

On 12 : 10 : 1676, William Marston v. John Young. For withholding 
pay due him for wintering and keeping an ox. Judgment for plaintiff. 

Ensign John Samborn and Abraham Perkins, sr., on Mar. 31, 1677, took 
the appraisers' oath. 

Georg Pearson and Ann Taylor, both of Exeter, were married Apr. 2, 1677. 

On Apr. 2, 1677, whereas Jacob Garland was convicted of disorders upon 
the Sabbath day night on Mar. 25, which he denied at his first examination, 
he now manifesting some degree of penitency and owning his fault, was 
fined and ordered to make the following acknowledgment in a public meet- 
ing: 

"I Jacob Garland Doe Acknowledg thatt I did Acte foohshly and sin- 
fully in being late at the ordinary on the sabath Day att night ye' 25 Day of 
march last and the same night Goeing into the meeting house & Ringing 
the bell aboutt ten of the Clock att night to the distm-banc of the Towne 
& Giveiug Just Cause of offenc to the Inhabitants: for which offences I Doe 
Crave pardon of God & His people, and Doe Desire thatt this my Acknowl- 
edgment may be Accepted of this Assembly and a warning to others to take 
Heed of falling into the Uke or any other Evill practices." 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 263 

Jno. Severans v. Ensign Buswell, Jno. Ilsly, Henry Brown 
and Wm. Brown, in behalf of the church of SaHsbury. For 
withholding pay due to said Cornet Severans for providing 
for and entertaining divers gentlemen sent for by the said 
church to sit in council at Salisbury in Sept., last, they being 
entertained four days, which charge was about 161i., 51i. being 
promised to be paid in wheat or pork and the rest in provisions 
at money price. Special verdict. Two of the church were 
chosen to provide for the council and one acted, so if the act 
of one bound the church to pay, they found for plaintiff, if 
not, for defendant. Court gave judgment for plaintiff. 

Capt. Walter Barefoot v. Christopher Palmer. Review of 
a case tried at Salisbury in 1675, in which said Palmer, as 
assignee of George Norton was plaintiff in an action of debt, 
and said Barefoot defendant. Special verdict. If in the 
last clause of the bill with a seal to it according to law makes 
void the obligation, they found for plaintiff, if not, for defend- 
ant. Court found for defendant. Appealed to the next 
Court of Assistants. Capt. Walter Barefoot bound, with 
Edward Colcord, sr., and Phillip Grele as sureties. 

Peter Tappin v. Ralfe Hall and Charles Hilton. Debt. 
To be paid in boards and pipestaves as by bill of Nov. 20, 
1667. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Jotham Hendrick, assignee of Jabez Hendrick v. James 
Sanders. Debt, in wheat or pork. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Mr. Jno. Groth v. Will. Brooking. For withholding money 
clue for medicines, skill and pains upon defendant's leg or 
ankle in Dec, 1665, with forbearance. Verdict for defendant. 

Henry Lamprey acknowledged a judgment of 501i. due 
to Major Tho. Clarke. 

Robert Jones acknowledged a judgment of ten thousand feet 
of white pine board due Benjamin Allin at 40s. per thousand. 

Upon motion of David Robinson, who was appointed by 
this court administrator with his mother of the estate of Jno. 
Robinson, late of Exiter, deceased, court ordered that he pay 

and James Daves also testified. Sworn, Apr. 9, 1677, before 
Nath. Saltonstall,* commissioner. 

*Autograph. 



264 SALISBURY QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

the debts and return an account; also that the remaining 
estate be kept in the hands of the administrators during the 
lifetime of the widow Robinson, and then to be divided among 
the children who survive. 

Daniel Ela's license to keep the ordinary for Haverhill 
for the ensuing year was renewed. 

Henry Robie had his license to keep ordinary for the town 
of Hampton renewed for the ensuing year. 

Mr. Jno. Gillman was licensed to keep the ordinary for 
Exiter for the ensuing year. 

Capt. Thomas Bradbury was appointed guardian of his 
grandchild Wymond Bradbury. 

Ephraim Winsly took the oath of fidelity, and was sworn 
constable for Salisbury for the ensuing year. 

Ephraim Winsly and Phillip Grele were discharged of their 
bond for Ben. Grele's appearance. 

Benjamin Grele was bound for appearance at the next 
Hampton court in an action brought by Robt. Clement con- 
cerning abuses to the latter's daughter. 

Kinsly Hall was sworn constable for Exiter for the ensuing 
year. 

Capt. Barefoot's bond for appearance, which he forfeited, 
was moderated. 

Joseph Peasly, complained of by Peter Bruer for beating 
him with a chain, was ordered to pay him in corn and money, 
and was bound to good behavior. Joseph Peasly and Jotham 
Hendricks bound. 

Joseph Peasly, presented for abusing Timothie Swan of 
Haverhill, was ordered to pay 20s. in corn to Robert Swan, 
said Timothvie's father, and was bound to good behavior. 
Joseph Peasly bound, with Jno. Hendrick and Jotham Hen- 
drick as sureties. 

John Barnard and his wife owned that they were guilty of 
fornication, he being fined 31i. and she 40s. 

Paltiell Hall, for fornication, was sentenced to be whipped 
unless she pay a fine. 

Upon motion of Capt. John Gillman of Exiter concerning 
an Indian servant called John French who put himself under 
Capt. Gillman's tuition about the beginning of the war with 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 265 

the Indians, court ordered that he return to said Gillman 
forthwith and do him faithful service. 

Dorethie Rolenson, for stealing from Mr. Wm. Bradbury 
to the value of 20s., court ordered that she pay 31i. or treble 
damages according to law and be whipped with ten stripes 
or pay a fine.* 

Upon motion of Mr. Samll. Dalton in behalf of Jno. Marian 
and Margerie, his now wife, formerly the wife of Dea. Willi. 
Godfrey, concerning Nathll. Smith, who was formerly given 
to said Godfrey and Margerie as their own and who also kept 
him from a child, court ordered that said Marian and Mar- 
gerie keep him until he reaches the age of twenty-one years, 
and that he should do them faithful service. 

Whereas Susannah Buswell, wife of Isaac Buswell, jr., 
was convicted of burglary and lying, court ordered that she 
pay to Ensign Wm. Buswell 6s. which he lost, also to sit in 
the meeting house in lecture time about the middle of the 
alley with a paper pinned upon her head written with these 
words "FOR BURGLARY & LYING" in capital letters. 

Ensign Buswell and Ephraim Winsly were appointed ad- 
ministrators of the estate of Mrs. Anne Winsly, widow. 

*John Cottle testified that Goodwife Rowlingson coming 
to his master Bradburies house when there was nobody at 
home but himself, asked if he had nothing to give her. De- 
ponent said that he had not; then she went to the drawer, took 
out a pair of Holland sleeves and asked if she might not have 
them. He told her no, that his mistress would want them, 
for she used to wear no other to meeting. She said it was 
no matter, his mistress would not know who had taken them 
if he would but deny it stoutly. She carried them away and 
after some space of time his mistress missed them and depon- 
ent told said Rowlinson but the latter encouraged him to 
deny it. Then he went to get them and she told him that 
she was not such a fool as to give them to him and bring 
shame upon herself when there was only one witness, etc. 
Ane Cottelf also testified "some other smal things wich your 
Mrs wld not miss she sayede and counseled me to get more 
things for her goody rouleson and some for herselfe and that 
she ould keepe them fore her the sayed searuante." Sworn, 
Apr. 10, 1677, at Salisbury court. 

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266 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

Capt. Jno. Gillman of Exiter and Ensign Will. Buswell of 
Salisbury were appointed to lay out a countr}^ waj^ from 
Hampton to Portsmouth as far as the bounds of Hampton or 
the bounds of the County of Norfolk extends, giving notice 
to the selectmen of Hampton of the time of their meeting 
and make return to the next count}^ court of Norfolk. 

Tho. Sargent took the constable's oath for Eamsberrie for 
the ensuing year. 

The treasurer was to dispose of ten shillings to the servants 
according to his discretion. 

A division of Jno. Dow's estate according to court in 1673, 
made Mar. 3, 1676-7, by Onisiphorus Mash and George 
Browne, upon request of Onesiphorus Page of Salisbury and 
Samll. Shepard of Haverhill. Approved, Apr. 10, 1677, 
in Hampton court. 

Court held at Ipswich, Apr. 24, 1677, by adjournment. 

Mr. Dudly Bradstreet, Lift. John Ossgood and Ens. Tho. 
Chandler were allowed to end small causes for Andover. 

John Pearson brought an account of work done at Thurrill's 
bridge amounting to 30s. allowed to be paid by the treasurer. 

John Whitcher, Mary Knight, Steeven Lavemer and John 
Michell, witnesses summoned in George Major's case, and 
not appearing, were fined. 

Execution, dated Apr. 15, 1677, against Robert Jones to 
satisfy judgment granted Benjamin Allin, Apr. 2, 1677, by 
the commissioners of Salisbury, signed by Tho. Bradbury,* 
cleric, and served by Henry Dow,* marshal of Norfolk. Ben- 
jamin Allen's* receipt to John Osgood of Salisbury, in full 
satisfaction for this execution. 

Execution, dated Apr. 15, 1677, against Robert Jones to 
satisfy judgment granted Benjamin Allin, Apr. 10, 1677, at 
Salisbury court, signed by Tho. Bradbury,* recorder, and 
served by Henrj'- Dow,* marshal of Norfolk. Benjamen 
Allen's* receipt to William Osgood of Salisbury. 

Execution, dated Oct. 12, 1677, against Robert Ring to 
satisfy judgment granted Phillip Grele, Oct. 9, 1677, at Hamp- 
ton court, signed by Tho. Bradbury,* for the court, and 
served by Henry Dow,* marshal of Norfolk, who delivered 
him to John ter, prison keeper of Norfolk. 

*Autograph. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 267 

George Major, presented for cursing, was fined. 

John Donoger, servant to Nathaniell Tredwell, for spoiling 
a cow of Haniel Bosworth's for which his master paid 31i. 
10s., was ordered to serve his master one year after his time 
was out. 

John Marsh, presented for persuading Richard Carr to 
pull down a pew, was discharged. 

Jonathan Platts complained against Mr, Samuell Phillips 
for charging him with the rest of the town with the sin of 
cheating, for calling him scoffer, an Ishmaelite and persecutor 
of God's people. Withdrawn.* 

*James Neill deposed that the last winter when the minis- 
try rate was gathered, Richard Holms brought two bags of 
Indian corn, about four bushels in both, and was very loth 
to have them levied, saying it was measured and so persuaded 
Deacon Jewit who bade deponent carry them up into the 
chamber. Deponent took one of the bags on his shoulder 
and carried it up but when he opened it and poured the corn 
out there came a very fusty smell. He threw a handful down 
to the deacon and he told Richard Holms of it, who said he 
had it of one of the town, but would not tell of whom. The 
corn was so bad that the hogs would scarcely eat it. Deacon 
Jewit testified the same. Sworn in court. 

John Higgison, William Hubart, Seborne Cotton, Joshua 
Moudy and John Hale, "being called by The Reuerend Teach- 
er and bretheren of The church of Crist at Rowlej^ to giue 
them our advice in Relation to the vncomforthable differ- 
ances amonge them haueing heard both sides as fare as time 
with other considerations T>'ould allow, we doe declare and 
advise as Followeth 1. We cannot but haue a deepe sence of 
the euell of your devissions in such a time of Jacobs Trubles 
and as they haue caused great thoughts of heart with us, 
soe should they cause great searchings of heart in you with 
deepe humelliation before the lord 2 as to the Reuerend 
Teacher m"" Phillips his actions in thes matters we cannot but 
obserue that he hath manifested a due regard to the churches 
peace and proceeded with a spirit of integrity as fare as we 
se humane frailtyes excepted 3 in the managing of these 
things as we obserue to our rejoj^ceing much of a spirit of ten- 
dernes and brotherly loue one towards another soe we find 
that through satans subtiity and humaine frailtj^ ther is that 
mixture of a spirit of contention for which you ought to humble 
your sellues before the lord and each other 4 yet we find 
noe such distance in these matters but that vpon mutuall 



268 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

forbereing and for guiding each other in loue you may retaine 
the unity of spirit in the bond of peace and returne to the in- 
joyment of communion with erist and one another in all his 
ordenances Eph 4 23 collo 3.13 and seing the repeating of 
matters tending to strife and is as much as maybe to be avoided 
espessally in such an humbleing day of aduersety we doe 
aduise you mutually to agree by an act of forgiuenes and 
obliuion upon the acknowledgment of what the Lord hath 
discouered to each of you as matter of humeliation to bury 
the mention of past matters of offence and studiously to 
avoide all occasions for time to come pro 14 9 14 and 20 3 and 
30 : 33 gen 13 And in order thervnto in a way of mutuall 
condecension doe aduise (all things considered) that m'' Shep- 
ard be againe desired to preach till may day next if he be 
pleased with in which time unlese the wholle church concure 
to voate his continuance that he then desist from further 
proceeding in that worke in this place that soe he may attend 
what call shalbe giuen him to the seruice of god else where 
and the church shalbe noe way occasioned or obliged to any 
further retaineing M'' Shepard by this our aduise or any 
former obligation." This advice was accepted and assented 
to by the Reverend Mr. Phillip and Mr. Shepard and also 
by a vote of the whole church, no man contradicting, dated 
Rowley, Nov. 4, 1675. Wit: John Higgison, William Hub- 
bart, Seborne Cotton, Joshuah Moody and John Halle. 

Maxemilion Jewitt and William Teny, on Apr. 24, 1677, 
in the name of the rest and with their consent, "being sen- 
cable that seuerall of the testemonys and pleas now presented 
doe much tend to Casting dirt and reproches on one whom 
theay and we ought to honor: and if this honored court wear 
as well aquainted with the triell our reuerend teacher hath 
sustained upon this acount as we are theay would think it 
good reason to stop such things as are soe refleckting ore 
otherwis tack as long a time whearin the whol trewth and 
sercumstances of the case might be better understoud and 
as now he sofareth on our behalf and in things whearin we 
haue had a shar, soe we count it our deuty to the uttermost 
to stand with him and for him and soe acording to god: with 
your honors leau for we are witneses that he hath withal fidelity 
and lowliness of mind serued god in that minesterial calling 
in this plac acording to that solem trust comitted to him 
which we hop haue bene profitable to some that are most 

hottly set against him at this day and to which our re 

rogers helped to cal him before his deseac and declared him- 
self wel satisfied in the choic gods prouidenc had made for us 
notwithstanding our inabillaty of afording sewtable main- 
tenanc to the greatnes of his family and charg and the dis- 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 269 

Samuell Platts, Rich. Holmes and Daniell Wicom, as select- 
men V. John Pickard. For charging them with betraying 
their trust. On the complaint of Daniell Wicom against said 
Pickard, court considering what had been alleged on both 
sides judged that both parties in several respects had mis- 
taken and departed from the rule, and advised that they be 
more modest and peaceable in their councils and practices 
which would conduce more to the peace of the place, and for 
the present they were to bear their own charges.* 

posichen he hath to hospatality and yet we haue heard no 
more complaints of his wants we haue all caus to be thank- 
full and to bles god for him and for the comfortable yockfelow 
he hath in his family, finaly if it be considered what a bur- 
don he hath had of us and others by reason of the unrewlynes 
of our spirits and unwillingnes to stoop to order as apears 
at this day we would say more in this Cind but that we are 
loth to burthen your honors patienc or tack up time soe we 
leau it to your wisdom who we fear not but you will tack care 
what you can to prevent our trobls and our teachers greif 
for nether of them will be profitable to us." 

Richard Swan, aged about seventy years, deposed that 
divers years ago being at a town meeting at Rowley when 
some persons began to speak of the price of corn, deponent 
having attended the General Court that year, declared what 
price the General Court had set for Indian corn, namely eight 
groats per bushel, using many arguments to persuade them 
to let it go at that price to pay the ministry. He further 
told them that it would give great offence if they should raise 
the price. Notwithstanding, they set the price at 3s. pr 
bushel. Later being at a General Court, a member brought 
in a bill that some care might be taken for the regulation of 
paying ministers' rates or better providing for the maintenance 
of the ministry and gave that reason for it, for, he said, he 
heard that Rowley paid their rate at 3s. pr bushel, which 
several persons there did much blame. Sworn in court. 

Maxemiallian Jewett deposed. Sworn in court. 

*Ezekiell Northen and John Acie deposed that at a public 
town meeting, they heard John Pickard say the major part 
of the selectmen had betrayed the trust that the town had 
committed to them and thereb}^ obtained a vote for the choos- 
ing of two more to add to the five, contrary to the custom of 
the town. Also that John Pickard said that if the town 
did not put Goodman Wickam out, for his part he would 
not serve as a selectman. Sworn in court. 



270 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

Copy from the town book made by William Tenny,* keeper 
of the record book: "for the orderinge of publicke Towne 
meetings, it is agreed that there shall be thre sufficient per- 
sons to warne publick Towne meetings, each in there seuerall 
circuits, he which doth warne from John persons to mr. Nell- 
sons shall haue 4^^ a time, and he who doth warne bradforth 
streete shall haue 2^ a time." 

"Att A legall Towne meetinge the 19 of January 1676 
Sammuell Plats, Richard Holms Daniell wicom were chosen 
selectmen for the yeare ensuinge, and about a weeke after 
John Pickard and William Tenny at a legall Towne meetinge 
were chosen selectmen And at a legall Towne meetinge held 
the sixtenth of march 1676 John Baley and John Person Junior 
were chosen selectmen, that soe there might be seuen." Copy 
made by William Tenny.* 

"An order made by the Towne of Rowley for the yeare 
1648: It is ordered and agreed that the prudentiall men dur- 

inge the time of there shall haue full power to order and 

transact all the common affairs of the Town ley, as to 

make orders impose fines, for the better managinge of the 
affairs of the aforesaide Towne prouided that they doe noth- 
inge contrary to the orders of the Court prouided allso that 

they dispose no land for inheritance without the Cause 

Towne prouided allso that they let no land but for there pres- 
ent yeare." Copy made by WiUiam Tenny.* 

John Johnson and James Dickon testified that at a town 
meeting held Jan. 20 last, Daniell Wickam caused a vote to 
pass whether it should be voted or not that Mr. Jerimiah 
Shephard should have a monthly lecture, and it was voted 
in the negative. Wicam was asked by John Pickard to 
count the number and declare the vote and he said, "no I 
will do no more." Then the town chose a schoolmaster and 
afterward Wicom returned to the previous matter and said 
he was resolved to know the town's mind. Their teacher 
and the moderator opposed him and said they looked upon 
such a vote as very irregular and wished him to forbear, but 
Wicom being encouraged by Richard Holms and Samuell 
Plats, he put it to vote, Mr, Nelson saying, "Yea do, let it 
cost what it will." The vote was "that all that are for M'' 
Shephard preaching a monthly lecture stay in the house and 
all that are against it go out of doors," and the moderator, 
teacher and others said the vote was irregular and they would 
take no notice of it. Sworn in court. 

William Tenny,* keeper of the town book, affirmed that 
on the same day that the two selectmen were chosen, on Mar. 
16, 1676-7, the town granted land to Thomas Alley upon 

*Autograph. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 271 

condition and confirmed land to Jonathan Hopkinson. Also 
Mr. Philip Nelson, Ezekiell Northen, Richard Swan, and 
Ezekiell Mickell were chosen to join with the selectmen to 
agree with the sons of John Spenforth about the farm that 
John Spenforth, sr., took of the town, and what they did was 
to be accounted a valid act. The men appointed to lease 
the farm made a covenant for three score years with the sons 
of said Spenforth as appears in the town book and Samuell 
Plats, Richard Holmes and Daniell Wickam were there and 
signed it. 

Judgment in this action. 

Samuell Platts, sr.,* Richard Holms* and Daniell Wi- 
come,* selectmen, petitioned the court, Mar. 30, 1677: "Know- 
inge that the Law doth prouide that no mans life shall be 
taken away, no mans honor, or good name shall be stained un- 
der colour of law or countinance of Authority, unles it be by 
vertue of some expres lawe warrantinge the same, established 
by a Generall Court, and sufficiently published, and knowinge 
our selues to be excedingly ronged, and hopinge that this 
honored Court will see iust cause to doe that iustise in our 
Cause, as the Laws of God and man requireth .... and we 
hopinge that these complaints beinge heard, with any other 
Complaint, or Complaints, beinge legally put up by us, or 
against any of us, and testimonyes of both parties beinge 
heard that soe all our differeances betweene Church and Tow^ne 
beinge heard, about the maintenance of m"" Phillips, our trou- 
bells about m'' Philips his charginge The Towne with cheat- 
inge of him in the payinge of his rate, and charged euery 
man of the Towne of Rowley with the same cheate, we think- 
inge our selues cleare of any such t hinge as we are charged 
with, we of Rowley haue bene counted a diligent, and honest 
people, and we hope that it will appeare in time that we are 
so still." 

Maximilian Jewit,* John Johnson,* Thomas Leaver, sr.,* 
John Trumble* and William Tenny,* in the name of the rest, 
affirmed "That which moved us to add two to the other se- 
lectmen was m"" sheppards demaund of 50" p Anno which 
thing we look* upon very unjust, yet the major part of the 
Selectmen then chosen exprest themselues for him and against 
the body of freemen & many members of the Towne in that 
business: wherfore wee thought it not safe to venture a sute 
at Law which wee expected process for euery day: unless 
the major part of the selectmen were willing to stand in our 
defence, one of the selectmen had said he would be his 
Atorney and doubted not but he would recover it for him: 
and wee haveing don for m*" sheppard as we thought more 

*Autograph. 



272 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

then duty bound us too in paying his last payment were 
and are determined If hee gett it he shall win it by law," 
etc. 

Jeremiah Elsworth deposed that as constable he warned for 
the town meeting where the business was choosing jurymen 
and nomination of magistrates, etc. Sworn in court. 

Ezekiell Northen, Ezekiell Mighell, Simon Chapman and 
John Dresser deposed that they heard Mr. Phillips at a pub- 
lic town meeting charge the town with trying to cheat him 
by raising the price of corn, etc. Sworn in court. 

Jeremiah Elsworth and John Acie deposed that the meet- 
ing when John Pearson, jr., and John Baly were added to the 
selectmen was warned for nomination of magistrates and 
choosing of jurymen. Sworn in court. 

Ezekell Northend, Samuell Mighell and Andrew Hiden 
testified that there had been but five selectmen chosen for 
twenty-six years in Rowley, and the election was in January. 
Also that they had their power given to them within a fort- 
night after they were chosen. Sworn in court. 

John Dresser deposed that John Pickard, sr., said to Daniell 
Wicom in town meeting that he if had done what Wicom 
did, it would have cost him five pounds. John Acie affirmed 
the same. Sworn in court. 

Henry Rila, John Dresser and John Acie deposed that 
Jeremiah Elsworth was desired by the selectmen of Rowle}'', 
Thomas Tenny, Will. Tenny, John Harris and John Trumble, 
etc. Sworn in court. 

Henry Ryla, Samuell Mighell and Simon Chapman deposed 
that Daniell Wickam declared to the town before he put it 
to vote concerning Mr. Shepard's preaching a monthly lec- 
ture that he did not go about to take church work upon him 
but that he was resolved to clear the town of what John Pick- 
ard, sr. and John Pearson, sr., had said, which was that it 
was the town and not the church that turned Mr. Shepard 
away, etc. Sworn in court. 

Abraham Jewet and John Acie deposed. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Leaver, sr., and John Trumble deposed that at the 
town meeting, one of them making a motion to the town to go 
to dinner, etc. Sworn in court. 

Mr. Jonathan Plats' rate to the ministry in 1667, 13s. 4d. 
which was paid in Indian corn, 2 bushells and a half, 7s. 6d., 
the rest unpaid, 5s. lOd.; in 1674, Hi. 2s. 9d., unpaid, 2s. 9d.; 
in 1675, Hi. 2s. 6d., unpaid, 2s. 6d.; in 1676, 17s., unpaid, 
4s. 2d.; in 1665, lis., unpaid, 3s. Copy made b}^ William 
Tenny,* keeper of the ministry book. Sworn in court. 

*Autograph. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 273 

Mr, Phillip Nellson v. Mr. Samuell Phillips. For charging 
him with breach of the fifth commandment and for being a 
principal cause of those unhappy divisions. Court judged 
that notwithstanding Mr. Phillips had used too high expres- 
sions yet in the main Mr. Nellson had transgressed the rule 
and he was ordered to give Mr. Phillips satisfaction.* 

*Philip Nellson'sf complaint, dated Apr. 24, 1677, to the 
Ipswich court: "Philip Nellson sendeth greeting, and wisheth 

happy and prosperous succes in your present sessions 

presumed to trespas so much upon j^our patience, as to craue a 

candid nge of this my constrained complaint, aduenturinge 

to make my adress to your Honors here in, which if you shall 
so farr entertaine, as to vout-safe an hearinge of, I hope my 
innocencie will challenge a uindication and I shall not thinke 
my aims wholy lost, perhaps I may seeme to some to pass the 
bounds of christian modesty in presentinge this my complaint 
against an elder of a Church, and one that I stand related 
unto by church couenant but such is your wisdome, that you 
can, and your honorable affection to peace and iustise, that 
I doubt not but you will heare with patience this my com- 
plaint especially if j'ou consider how I am enforced to it by 
daily threats to be dealt with as an offender at home, where- 
by I may at last come to be depriued of the communion of 
Gods saints, and the sweete and comfortable enioj^ment of 
God in all his holy ordinances, and I seinge no other com- 
modious way, for the present to put a barr to m"" Philips his 
resolutions to deale with me as an offender, and to uindicate 
my blasted reputation I doe therfore addres my case to your 
Honours, as patrons of peace, and fauourers of iustice, and 
doe present you with these accusations, charged on me by 

m"" Philips, whereb}^ you may be some sensible of my suf- 

feringe condition 

"I am charged with the breach of the fift commandement 
disobedience to superiors, whome I desire to ascribe all dewe 
honor unto. I am likewise charged by m'' Philips with the 
breach of the eight commandement robbinge stealinge &c. 
I am charged with the breach of the ninth commandement, 
bearinge false witnes. I am charged to be the principal! 
cause of those unhappie diuisions — among us, I am like- 
wise charged with the rest of my freinds and — rid sin of 
cheatinge, seuerall other greiuences I might — but — of m"" 
Philips his reputation, I thought meete onely to — at those 
scandals that render me uncomfortable, in the discharginge 
of the — office, that God and the Contrey haue placed me 

fAutograph. 



274 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

in Solomon in his diuine — tances tells us that a good name 
is to be desired aboue great riches, and those that were gided 
onely by the dime light of Nature, could tell us that it is as 
great a praise to keepe, as to get a good name. Non minor est 
uirtus quam quaerere parta taeri. If it be a sin to discredit 
another man, then much more is it a sin to discredit our 
selues, by not uindicatinge our good name, so farre as we 
can with a good conscience. If we be charged to further the 
good name of our neighbour, then are we strictly commanded 
to helpe forward our owne, so farr as we be able, the world might 
thinke that I did cast of the care of my owne creddit, if I 
should suffer such reproches to be laide on me, and neuer 
labour to take them of, I doe therfore humbly present my 
shattered condition to your honorable protection, esteeminge 
you no other then fathers in our Commonwealth, not doubtinge 
but that iustiss will take place without respect of persons." 

Philip Nellson's answer to accusations: "I for my part can- 
not but be deeply sensible of the great displeasure of the most 
holy God, in those unhappie diuisions that are amongst us 
(especially in this day of our Jacobs Troubell) when our Cun- 
try is turned as it were into a feild of bloud, for those many 
prouocations, that haue bene, and are found among us, and 
I pray god that we in this place, by our unbrotherly contests, 
haue had no small hand in the procuring Causes, of these our 
desolations, and wherin my selfe haue been any way in- 
strumentall to procure the same, I desire to be deeply humble, 
and in the first place to bewaile the plage of my owne hart, 
and as to the particulars which our Reuerend Teacher doth 
lay to my charge, as matter of scandall, I hope I may with all 
good Conscience pleade my Innocensy. And Could hartily 
desire satisfaction in one particular, namely whether a 
Church lienge under gros scandall, can conscienciusly deale 
with any one member, before they haue giuen satisfaction for 
there one offence, for if I mistake not this uerry Church as 
well as Towne, haue bene charged with that abominable sin 
of cheatinge, and that by the Reuerend m'^ Phillips himselfe 
our cheife officer, who hath affirmed, and stands to uindicate 
the same that they haue cheated him, now to haue my case 
heard and iudged by a church which are charged with such 
a scandalous sin, I something scrupell it for I haue not knowne 
the like president in the Cuntry, that any church Guilty of 
so great a crime, haue called before them offenders to answer 
for lesser crimes, yet notwithstanding acknowledging it a 
christian duty, when called to it especially (by a Church 
officer) to vindicate my innocensy wherein I am ronged, and 
to acknowledg my faults wherin I haue offended, I doe ther- 
fore giue in these answers to my accusations 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 275 

"To the first particular, wherin our reuerend Teacher doth 
charge me with the breach of the fift commandement, I an- 
swer that he himselfe hauinge soe lately and largly, com- 
mented upon the same, no doubt may be better acquainted 
with the duty thereof than my selfe (yet in submission to his 
better iudgment) I answer in reference to what he hath charged 
me with, as a breach of the saide commandement, namely 
not comminge to that Church meetinge, when his ninety 
pounds was uoated, I am no trangressor, for the onely cause 
why I absented my selfe was because I was informed that the 
Church was assembled to agree what stipend to giue him, a 
busines that did not belonge to them alone to determine, the 
Ciuill law determininge the power of such things to belonge 
to the inhabitants of the Towne, and I perceiuinge that this 
would make a difference betwene Towne and church, I thought 
it were best to absent my selfe, and as I conceiue if euery man 
had soe done, we had been at this present more in peace, both in 
the Church and Towne. 

"Secondly whereas he doth charge me for actinge contrary 
to what the Counsell had agreed upon, and that I haue acted 
in calling m"" Shephard my answer is that I haue acted no other 
wayes than the rest of my Brethren four or fine onelj^ dis- 
senting as may appeare by the uoat. I doe not conceiue 
that I laid my selfe under any obligation, not to manifest my 
willingnes for m'' Shephard preaching, bj' uoating for it, the 
act of the Counsill no way obliginge me to the Contrary. 
Thirdly whereas the Reuerend m'' Phillips accuseth me of 
Ralinge, I answer he charged me in no particular, but onely 
in Generall, and therefore in generall I answer I doe not 
know what I haue to answer." 

James Baily, sr., aged about sixty-five years, deposed that 
the moderator. Deacon Jewett, etc. John Johnson also 
testified. Sworn in court. 

Sammuell Plats, Sammuell Mighill and Richard Holms 
deposed. Sworn in court. 

Richard Holms deposed. Sworn in court. 

Saummell Plats, sr., and Richard Holms deposed that at a 
church meeting held very lately, they heard Mr. Phillips 
charge Phillip Nellson with being the principal cause of all 
the troubles in town, as he was a leading man. Owned by 
Mr. Phillips in court. 

MaximiKon Jewit,* Richard Swan* and William Tenny,* 
in the name of the rest, affirmed "that the things wheirin m"" 
Philip nelson were offenciue to the church and spoken to about 
by m"" Philips in their name were seuerall passionate cariages 
tending to makeing strife and diuision in towne and church 

*Autograph. 



276 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

Moses Hagett, presented for taking Joseph Goodhue's 
mare, was admonished, and for telling a lie was fined.* 

in saying the church medled with that they had nothing 
to do with when they spake together about m'' Philipes his 
stipend and that the church had nothing to do to haue any 
such meting and that he would come at none such and at 
another publick meting he said he would advise the towne 
not to pay aboue their share of sixty pound to m'' Philips for 
his part he would pay no more and he would bear any man 
h armies in so doing for groat^ a peice and spoke to the same 
purpose concerning the ten war rates laid by the selectmen 
last yeare and that which was more offenciue was the maner 
of his expression which was with great heat of passion ob- 
stinacy and continued Justification and further saith in the be- 
halfe of our teacher on whose back we conceiue ourselues beaten 
in m'' nelsons complaint about a year and halfe ago bj^ the help 
of Reuerend elders it hath pleased god that we obtained a 
comfortable peace and accord in church and towne till this 
winter leift philip nelson with about fiue more of the church 
together with some of the towne that do usually apear in any 
oposition to the church and further we conceiue that their 
is no proceding yet against m' nelson but such as agrees with 
the order of the gospell as in synod booke and the lawes of 
the country titled eclesiasticall so as that he is in no necesity 
to our understanding to make aplication to ciuill authority 
with Relation to any act that as yet hath passed against him, 
but it semes Strang to us that when his brethren haue desired 
some ease to their harts in such things which they aprehend 
Iregular that in stead of a christian answer which hath bene 
long waited for he should make an acusation of it to this 
honoured court but we leaue it to your honours wisedome." 

*Joseph Goodhue, aged about thirty-eight years, testified 
that he being in Andevar some time in February, Roger 
Markes delivered to him a young dun mare, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Dane, aged about thirty-two years, testified that 
Moses Hagget told him that the mare he had taken up as a 
stray was owned by Daniell Kelham, who had sold her to 
him for 15s. in oats. Later being at said Kelham's house, 
the latter told deponent that he had sold the mare condi- 
tionally if she were not owned within a year and a day. Joseph 
Kelham, son of said Daniell, told him, etc. Samuell Appleton 
mentioned. 

Mathew Perry deposed concerning the mare. SAvorn, Apr. 
19, 1677, before Daniel Dension.f 

tAutograph. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 277 

Christopher Bowles, presented for taking a sheep, was 
admonished, and for telling a lie was fined. 

Mrs. Smith, presented by Mr. Wm. Cogswell upon sus- 
picion of taking a false oath, was discharged. 

Wm. Story and Renold Foster, presented by Mr. Wm. 
Cogswell for suspicion of taking a false oath, were discharged.* 

Elizabeth Jago complained against the wife of Hugh Marsh 

Samuel Lummus testified, on Mar. 26, 1677, that he saw 
the mare delivered to Joseph Goodhue by Hagget, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

John Dane, jr., testified. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Goodhew testified concerning Roger Marks of 
Andover buying the mare. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Killam, aged about twenty-three years, John 
Killam, aged about twenty-two years and Joseph Killam, 
aged about sixteen years, deposed that Moses Hagget came 
to their father's house and said he had so many stray horses 
that he knew not what to do with them, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Gilbird, aged about twenty years, and John Killam, 
aged about twenty-two years, and Joseph Killum, aged about 
sixteen years, testified. Sworn in court. 

Sarah Goodhew, aged about thirty-seven years, testified 
that the mare that her husband sent from Andover by Mathew 
Percy, etc. 

John Deane, jr., deposed. 

Richard Hubberd testified. 

Elizabeth Gutterson, aged about eighteen years, testified 
that being at Moses Hagget's, etc. Sworn, Mar. 17, 1676, 
before Daniel Denison.f 

Edmund Heard deposed that he heard John Killam, son 
of Daniel Killam of Ipswich, say, etc. 

*William Cogswell, aged about fifty-six years, testified 
that Goodman Story, sr., and Reniald Foster, jr., came to 
his house a little before Ipswich court in March, 1675 and 
he heard them say that they had been on the south side of 
Chebacco river with John Cogswell to measure trees for him. 
Foster said they had measured three score and ten pines and 
thirteen white oaks, and that James Coalman could show 
deponent where they were because he was with them all day. 
So deponent went over the water to said Coalman to see 
what they had done on that side of the river, his son Edward 
being with him, and Coalman told them what part of the farm 
had been measured, etc. Sworn in court. 

t Autograph. 



278 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Apr. 

for saying that she was whipped on shipboard for baudish 
carriages, feruled for thieving and coped for lying, and that 
she had two children, a boy and a girl. Withdrawn, upon a 
public confession of the wrong done her. 

Mr. Daniell Epps, attorney to Mrs. Newman, relict and 
administratrix of the estate of Mr. Antipas Newman, late of 
Wenham, desiring liberty to make sale of some land for the 
payment of debts, court granted liberty to sell that land on 
Royall side in Salem. 

Isaack Ringe chose his brother Daniell Ringe to be his 
guardian, and the court allowed it. 

Mr. Henry Sewall, being freed from ordinary training and 
having provided arms according to order of the militia, was 
freed from being pressed out on service abroad, but only for 
defence of the town in case of any assault. 

Whereas the fine of Shoreborne Willson's wife set by the 
court in Sept., 1675, was respitted, court now ordered that 
the fine be taken. 

Ordered that Thomas Knowlton and John Kindrick be 
allowed witness fees. 

Court declared that its meaning in the two years' service 
of Mary Cabbutt with Samuell Hunt was to be to the said 
Hunt and his assigns. 

Laurance Clenton, being the reputed father of the child 
of Mary Greely, was ordered to pay 20d. per week in corn 
toward the keeping of the child every week or at least by the 
month. 

Mr. Giffard, coming into court and asking execution to be 
granted, notwithstanding what was alleged by Richard Lee 
and Abraham Martin, court ordered that it be granted and if 
they can prove that they have paid before, they might sue 
him. 

Given to the house, 6s. 8d. 

Nicolas Richardson, being slain in the war, dying intestate, 
administration upon his estate was granted to Robert Kins- 
man who was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
IpsAvich court, 

Christopher Cowes dying intestate, administration upon 
his estate was granted on Aug. 11, 1677, to Gyles Cowes, his 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 279 

brother, who was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next 
Ipswich court. 

Court held at Salem, 26 : 4 : 1677. 

Judges: Samll. Symonds, Esq., Dep. Gov., Maj. Genii. 
Daniell Denison and Major William Hathorne. 

Jury of trials: Mr. Ralph King, Nathaniell Putnam, Israeli 
Porter, John Trask, Steeven Haskett, Thomas Patch, Robert 
Bartlett, John Fitch, Hen. Silsby, John Burrell, Thomas Browne 
and Leift. Wm. Dixy. 

Andrew Tucker v. Philip Roundy. Forfeiture of an obliga- 
tion. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Skillin, who deceased 
Dec. 30, 1676, at Salem, appraised by Francis Nealef and 
Hen. Williams,! and allowed, Mar. 14, 1676-7, upon oath of 
Mary, his wife, by the ' Worshipfull Samll. Symonds, Dep. 
Gov., and Edward Tinge, who appointed her administratrix: 
4 old Blanketts on Bed & Boulster & a pr of Curtaines & on 
sheet, 4n. 8s.; 6 smal pewter Dishes & 3 pewter plates, 13s.; 
1 pewter botle & pewter Cup, 2s.; earthen vessels, 3s.; 2 
smootheing Irons, 3s.; 1 Iron pot & an Iron skillet & p of an 
Irons, Hi. 10s.; wearing Cloaths & 2 p stockins & shoes, and 
a hat, 3 skives & a smale box, 2H. 4s.; 1 spit, 1 old sword, 
1 p of Tongues & a Lampe, 12s.; 4 old Cheares & wooden 
ware, 5s.; 1 gread Iron, 1 dung forke & a p snow shose, 5s.; 
4 Iron weidges, 2 Rings, 2 Iron Tramers, 14s.; old Iron & 6 
old bags, 1 bushell of Indyan, Hi.; 61i. of sheeps woole & 
15" & 1^ of yearne, Hi. 16s.; 1 frying pan & Lataine ware, 
5s.; 1 old flocke bed & old Nailes & 2 old bibles, Hi.; beefe, 
porke, fish, 1 Cannow, 1 brase spun & 2 pecks, 2 old wheles, 
1 barrell & a shoot bag & horn, 21i. 3s.; total, 171i. 3s. Goods 
Leift in Boston, 2 gunns, 2 Indyan swords, 1 frying pan, old 
Lins, 1 smal Iron pot, 2 or 31i. feathers & about 601i. of shote; 
321i. of Lead, 1 grindstone, 1 bar. & 1-2 of Lead. In Pis- 
catequa, 1-2 a barrell of melases, 2 hogshead of salte, one 
beare skin. 

*Writ, dated 11 : 4 : 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, f marshal of Salem, 
by attachment of a table and some chairs and left a summons 
with his Mdfe. 

Andrew Tucker's bill of cost, 17s. 6d. 

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280 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Tho. Woodberj'' v. Richard Stackhouse. For taking away 
or causing to be taken away part of a main course. Verdict 
for defendant.* 

Bond, dated Nov. 28, 1676, given by Philip Roundyf to 
Andrew Tucker, for 31i. 3s. Wit: Richd. Oliverf and Thomas 
(his mark) Gagge. 

Thomas Gage and Richard Ohvar, as witnesses, made oath to 
the signature. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: Thomas Woodbery v. Richard Stackhouse; for 
taking away a part of a main course witli the bolt rope out 
of his warehouse; dated, 7 :4 : 1677; signed by Hilliard 
Veren,t for the court; and served by Thomas West,t constable 
of Beverly. 

Richard Stackau's bill of cost, 19s. 

Timo. Lindall, aged about thirty-five j^ears, deposed that 
some time the past summer coming over from Beverly in the 
ferry boat Richard Stackhous told deponent of a differance 
that there was very likely to be between Tho. Woodbery 
and himself about a sail or part of a sail that Stackhous sent 
for from said Woodbery 's house which proved not to be the 
right piece of sail, and that he intended to return it but his 
wife persuaded him to the contrary, also showed the bolt rope or 
part of it that was for a mooring for his boat. Sworn in court. 

Jno. Richards, aged about twenty-eight years, deposed 
concerning the sail, etc. Sworn, 25 : 4 : 1677, before Wm. 
Hathorne,t assistant. 

Christopher Smith, aged about eighteen years, deposed 
that in 1675, he helped his master Benj. Small to make a 
mainsail for a fishing ketch for Thomas Woodbury, and that 
the said mainsail being split in the spring following, he helped 
his master make a topsail out of the said mainsail in the sum- 
mer of 1676 which he had been informed had served the ketch 
ever since and was still whole. When the sail was split it 
was not above half worn and had no holes in it but the split 
was caused by the breaking of the bolt rope. Deponent 
helped his master to put the remainder of the sail into Tho. 
Woodbury's warehouse, the cloth hanging to the boltrope. 
Sworn in court. 

John Sampson, aged about fifty years, deposed that Rodger 
Haskins was master of the vessel, who told him that the old 
sail was sent from Bosston to his father Stakhous and he 
put it into his cabin. Later Woodbery told deponent that 
Goodman Stakhous or Rodger had sent their maid and taken 
it out of the warehouse. Sworn in court. 

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James Gary v. Mr. Humphry Warren. Verdict for defendant. 

Mr. Humphry Warren v. James Gary. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff. 

John Legg v. John Bowen. For shooting plaintiff's mare. 
Withdrawn.* 

Mr. Henry Sewall v. David Wheeler. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff, t 

Mr. Henry Sewall v. John Pearly. Non-performance of a 
contract. Withdrawn. 

Edmond Bridges, attorney to Mr. Bartholmew Gedney, Mr. 
John Ruck, Mr. John Higgenson and George Deane v. John 
Griffin. Non-payment of 301i. Verdict for defendant. t 

Benj. Small, aged about thirty years, deposed that he was 
employed by Thomas Woodbury to make a sail and put into 
her sail 111 yards of new sail canvas, and into the foresail 
about 42 yards, etc. Before the sail was split, it was worth 
9d. per yard, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Richards testified that there was a parcel of sail which 
was a good handsome burden for a man, etc. Sworn, 19 : 
4 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,§ assistant. 

William Bradford testified. Sworn, 19 : 4 : 1677, before 
Wm. Hathorne,§ assistant. 

Hana Travis, aged sixteen years, deposed that last summer 
her mother sent her to the beach for sand and told her to get 
the sail from Thomas Woodberie's. The latter's wife told 
her to go to the warehouse and take it for the door was not 
locked, and that she would know it because it was the whitest 
there. Edeth HouU was with her. Sworn in court. 

Edith Hull, aged about seventeen years, testified that the}^ 
took the sail away on a horse. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated June 20, 1677, signed by Moses Mavericke,§ 
for the court, and served by John Stasy,§ constable of Mar- 
blehead. 

fWrit, dated June 14, 1677, signed by Anthony Somerby,§ 
for the court, and served by Joseph Pike,§ constable of New- 
bery. Bond of David Wheller.§ 

Mr. Henry Sewall's bill of cost, Hi. 14s. 8d. 

Bond, dated June 26, 1676, given by David Wheller§ of 
Nubery to Mr. Henery Seawell of Newbery, for 51i. in barley 
or wheat. Wit: Willm. Longfellow§ and Thomas Thorla.§ 
Sworn to in court. 

tWrit, dated Apr. 12, 1677, signed by Tho. Bradbury,§ 

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282 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

John Dalin v. Adam Westgate. For not delivering eighty- 
bushels of corn. Verdict for plaintiff, if defendant's acknow- 
ledgment before witnesses stood good in law, if not, for de- 
fendant. Court found for defendant.* 

Edmond Bridges v. Mr. Robert Paine, sr. Verdict for 
plaintiff, in bar iron.f 

for the court, and served by Robert Lord, J marshal of Ipswich, 
by attachment of the house and land of defendant. 

George Deane'sJ receipt, dated July 2, 1675, to John Grifl&ng 
of Bradford, for a bill due to himself and partner, for 1,050 
pipestaves, 1,250 boards, 1,850 hogshead staves and 2,400 
barrel staves, all at 121i. 17s. 09d. 

John Griffing's bill of cost, 8s. 

George Deane'sJ receipt, dated July 1, 1675, to Thomas 
Doue, on account of Steven Webster by order of John Griffin, 
for 1,600 white oak hogshead staves which Griffin had of 
John Adkison of Newbery. 

*Writ, dated 17 : 3 : 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,| for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, J by attachment of 
a very good square table and a very good kerchief and a piece 
of land of defendant's. 

Adam Westcot's bill of cost, 9s. 6d. 

Henery Rich, aged about twenty-two years, deposed that 
being at the southward last winter with Adam Westgatt, 
Thomas Robinson put aboard Adam's vessel in Fairefild, a 
parcel of corn, fortj^ bushels of which he was to deliver to 
Mr. Bater, taking out the freight, and the remainder he was 
to deliver to John Dawland, except 8 1-2 bushels to Henery 
Rich, being for clothing which Robinson bought of Rich. 
Sworn, 25 : 4 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,J assistant. 

John Carter, aged about twenty years, and William Garter, 
aged about fifty-five years, deposed that Thomas Robsone 
said to tell Dolling that if he lived to come again he would pay 
him. Sworn, 25 : 4 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,^ assistant. 

Zebalon Hell and Thomas Hasson testified. Sworn, 2 : 
1 : 1676-7, before Wm. Hathorne,J assistant. 

"M^ Westgitt deliuer to Henry Rich eight bus'" & a half 
of Corne being six bus'^ & a half for Cap* John Corwine & two 
bus'"" & a half upon yo^ owne account: and is all from yo' 
Loueing friend 

"31 January : 167f Thomas Robinson. "| 

Henery (his mark) Riche's receipt from Adam Westgatt. 

tWrit, dated 20 : 4 : 1677, signed by Thos. Fiske,t for the 
court, and served by Robert Lord,| marshal of Ipswich. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 283 

John Pudney v. Mr. Samuell Gardner, sr. Appeal from the 
judgment of Major Wm. Hathorne. Verdict for plaintiff, the 
reversion of the former judgment.* 



John Bridges testified that about four years since Nathanil 
Pyper, who was master of Mr. Robart Payns' bark, came up 
to Topsfild to his brother Edmond Bridges and bargained for 
him to make an anchor of about eight score weight, which he 
did, and hired a cart and carried it down to master Paine. 
The latter said he would see that said Bridges was paid in 
iron for it at his own shop. Mr. Payne would have had "my 
brother exsepted of lenard paymastar but my brother if Len- 
ard doth payeth me the Irone I will takit but my brother del- 
leuared the ancors to M'^ paine apone his ingagin to pay him 
for it in barr Irone." 

Danil Black testified. Sworn in court. 

Edward Bridges' bill of cost. Hi. 17s. 8d. 

John Gould and Sarah Gould testified that Piper said they 
could not go to sea until the anchor was done. Sworn, 15 : 
4 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne, f assistant. 

Robert Payne, jr., aged forty years, testified that about 
the beginning of February, 1673, Henry Leonard coming to 
Ipswich and deponent's father seeing him, etc. Sworn, June 
25, 1677, before Daniel Denison.f 

*Writ: Mr. Samuell Gardner v. John Pudney; for taking 
down his fence, going into his enclosed land and there digging 
a grave without his leave, also for redigging the same grave 
when filled by the plaintiff, contrary to his express order 
and there forcibly burying their dead; dated 28 : 2 : 1677; 
signed by Hilliard Veren,t cleric, and served by Henery Skerry,t 
marshal of Salem. 

John Putney's bill of cost. Hi. 15s. 6d. 

Copy of the town records, made Apr. 28, 1677, by Jno. 
Price:t ''The 15**^ of y« 3'^ m° : 1639: Granted to Thom Gardn' 
a bank of vpland neer the Strongwaf brook to his marsh 
paying : 5^ p Acree — as Good"" Lord hath itt." Sworn 
before Wm. Hathorne, f assistant. 

Willm. Traskt and Hugh Jonesf affirmed that they viewed 
the land which was fenced by Mr. Gardner and appraised it 
at 41i. Sworn before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Judgment of Wm. Hathorne, f in an action of Mr. Saml. 
Gardiner v. Jno. Pudney, tried before him 30 : 2 : 1677, with 
verdict for plaintiff. Said Pudney appealed to the next Salem 
court with Isack Cook and Jno. Cook as sureties. Copy 
made by Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

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284 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Anthony Buxton, aged about seventy-six years, deposed 
that about the latter end of April he was at the burial of Jno. 
Pudny's child, and he saw the fence pulled down and a grave 
that had been dug filled up. In the meantime Mr. Saml. 
Gardiner came and spoke to Jno. Pudney, asking him by what 
order he came to bury the child, and said that he would not 
have any buried there, but that they should make up the 
fence and be gone. Deponent further said that that hill 
was always called Mr. Gardiner's hill for this thirty years. 
Copy made by Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

John Pudney 's* reasons of appeal from a judgment of 
Major Hathorne, 4:3: 1677, in the action between himself 
and Mr. Samuel Gardner. Mentions kinship of Major Hath- 
orne and said Gardner. Received, 4 : 19 : 1677, by Wm. 
Hathorne,* assistant. 

Answer to John Pudneyes reasons of appeal, dated 4:3: 
1677, by Samuell Gardner.* 

Hugh Jones testified that he had seen Mr. Saml. Gardiner, 
sr., fencing or putting up new fence about the hill called Mr. 
Gardner's burying place, and that said Gardiner had cut 
small wood and trees there before his father died. Copy made 
by Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Jno. Pudney's bill of cost, lis. 6d. Copy made by Wm. 
Hathorne,* assistant. 

Summons, dated 30 : 2 : 1677, signed by Wm. Hathorne,* 
assistant. 

William Trask deposed that for these twenty-seven or twenty- 
eight years the land where Jno. Pudnej^ buried his child had 
been a usual burying place for so many as Avould make use of 
it for that purpose and he never heard that old Mr. Gardiner 
hindered any from burying their dead there, but he said at 
several funerals, "friends & neighbours doe nott buerey your 
dead by such a young tree for I Doe desire to be hurried there 
my selfe." According to deponent's knowledge, said Gar- 
diner was buried there himself, and the draw bars that Pudney 
was sued for taking down stood on the town's land several feet, 
Mr. Gardiner having removed them several feet about five years 
since into the town's land. He further testified that for 
twenty-eight years the inhabitants of the town, as long as 
there were any great trees upon the land, cut the trees and 
carried away the timber without any molestation, and all 
the neighbors looked upon it as common land. Copy made 
by Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Jno. Pease, aged about forty-five years, deposed that at 
the burial of the child, he saw the corpse carried to a hill 
near Joseph Boyce's house, which hill was formerly known 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 285 

Hen. Dispaw, sr. and Hen. Dispaw, jr. v. Thomas Mattson, 
prison keeper. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. 
Mattson bound with Marshall Michelson and Nathaniell 
Beadle as sureties.* 

Robt. Crosse, sr. v. Hugh March. Debt. Nonsuited. 
Upon payment of one-half entry more, the case proceeded, 
with verdict for plaintiff. f 

by the name of Mr. Gardner's burying place, now in posses- 
sion of Saml. Gardiner, sr. While the new grave was begin- 
ning to be dug, Saml. Gardiner came on horseback and ordered 
them to go away, etc. Copy made by Wm. Hathorne,t as- 
sistant. 

Saml. Gardiner's bill of cost, 16s. 2d. Copy made by Wm. 
Hathorne,! assistant. 

*Writ: Henery Dispaw, sr. and Henery Dispaw, jr. v. 
Thomas Mattson, prison keeper; for suffering John Giffards 
to go at liberty before satisfaction was made on an execution; 
dated 22:3:1677; signed by Jo. Wayte,t for the court; 
and served bv Returne Waite,t deputy marshal of Suffolk. 
Bond of Thos. Matson.| 

Henery Dispaw's bill of cost. Hi. 15s. 6d. 

Copy of execution, dated Boston, June 3, 1675, against 
John Wright, Esq., Jno. Giffard and Ezekiel Fogg, to satisfy 
judgment granted John Floyd, attorney to Henry Dispaw, sr. 
and Henry Dispaw, jr., on Jan. 26, 1674, at the Boston court, 
signed by Isa. Addington,^ cleric, and served bj^ William 
Green of Maiden, deputy for Rich. Wayte, marshal of Suffolk. 
Ezekiel Fogg and Mr. John Giffard were committed to prison, 
the latter's wife directing the deputy to Salem, where Giffard 
refused to pay anything towards Dispaw's first year's wages 
and declared that he had no estate. Copy made by Isa. 
Addington,J cleric. 

Copy of execution, dated Boston, Mar. 27, 1677, against 
John Giffard, to satisfy judgment granted John Floyd, attor- 
ney to Henry Dispaw, the elder, and Henry Dispaw, the 
younger, to satisfy judgment granted, July 27, 1675, by the 
county court at Boston, signed by Isa. Addington,t cleric, 
and served by Clement Coldum of Lynn, deputy for Joseph 
Webb, marshal of Suffolk. Copy made by Isa. Addington,t 
cleric. 

fWrit, dated June 19, 1677, signed by Robert Lord,t for 
the court, and served by Robert Lord,| marshal of Ipswich, 
by attachment of the house and land of defendant. 

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286 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Clement Coldum v. John Lee. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

Robert Crosse's bill of cost 21i. 5s. 6d. 

Agreement, dated Mar. 27, 1677, made by Robert Crosse, 
sr.,t of Ipswich, Hugh Marchf of Nubary and Steeven Crossf 
of Ipswich, to stand by the award of the arbitrators, Mr. Jno. 
Knite of Nubary and Phillip Fowler of Ipswich in the two 
cases between Robert Crosse and Hugh Martch and Hugh 
Martch and Steven Crosse. Wit: Samll. Pearcef and Symon 
Tuttell.f Sworn by Phillip Fowler and Stephen Cross, June 
26, 1677, before Daniel Denison.f 

Award of the arbitrators, John Knight, sr.,t Phillip Foulerf 
and Caleb Moody,t dated 28 : 1 : 1677, that Hugh March 
should pay to Crosse 6,000 pine boards at Exeter, by John 
Folsum of Exeter. Sworn, June 26, 1677, before Daniel Den- 
ison.f 

Steeven Cross and Thomas Fasee testified that they went 
to Exeter on Apr. 20 and demanded the boards of John Foul- 
som, jr., by order of Mr. Heugh March of Newberey for the 
use of Robert Cross, sr. Sworn, June 23, 1677, before Daniel 
Denison.f 

Steeven Crose and Thomas Fasey testified that they went 
the second time to Exeter, etc. Sworn, June 25, 1677, before 
Daniel Denison.f 

Simon Tuttell and Robt. Crose, jr., made oath to being 
present when the bond was signed, June 19, 1677, before Daniel 
Denison.f 

*Writ: Clement Couldum v. John Lee; for coming into 
his house and taking away a trunk of glasses worth 51i. ; dated 
June 15, 1677; signed by John Fuller,f for the court; and 
served by Roburt Lord,f marshal of Ipswich, by attachment 
of a pair of oxen. 

Clement Coldom's bill of cost. Hi. 17s. lOd. " 

Joseph Armytage, aged about sixty-nine years, deposed 
that on May 12, 1677, he was desired by Mr. John Gifford 
to go to the old Iron works at Linn to appraise some goods 
which John Lee of Ipswich was to attach by execution on 
the estate of Henry Dispaw, but there were no goods to be 
found, Dispaw's wife saying that the town of Linn had taken 
them. Then they went down to Linn town and found them 
at the house of Clem. Coldom, who said he had sold some 
of the glasses and given the money to Henry Dispaw, and 
taking the key of the trunk out of his pocket, gave it to John 
Lee and asked deponent and Sergeant Nath. CucUen to take 
an account of the glasses. They found twenty-eight, which 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 287 

John Gifford v. Clement Coldum. Verdict for defendant.* 

they valued at Is. 3d. per glass, fifteen small glasses valued 
at 6d. per glass and the trunk at fifteen shillings. Sworn in 
court. 

Sarah Downing, aged about eighteen years, deposed that 
living at Goodman Dispawes house, she saw the trunk with 
the glasses delivered to Clement Coldom, constable of Lin, 
for oli. in money or corn. Sworn in court. 

Sarah Hart, aged about twenty-three years, deposed the 
same. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: John Gifford v. Clement Coldum; for violently 
breaking into his house and forcibly taking away his goods; 
dated June 19, 1677; signed by John Fuller,t for the court; 
and served by Benjemin Redknap,t constable of Lynn. 

Goods taken out of John Gifford's house by violence by 
Goodman Coledum: Apr. 5, 1677, a new greene Rugg valued 
at 12s., cost Hi. 2s.; a coverled new, 10s., cost 18s.; new 
white blankett, 5s., cost, 8s. 6d.; flock bed & bolster & pil- 
lowes. Hi., cost, 31i.; trunk of glasses, 72 in number, 51i., cost 
llli.; curtaines & vallens, 10s.; pair of Andirons, 10s., worth 
15s.; a pestfeU (femorter, 5s., cost 8s.; total, lOli. 12s., cost, 
19H. 3s. May 10, second coming, a pair of Dogg Irons, Hi., 
sold for Hi. 4s.; muskett, 18s.; Iron Kettle, 18s., sold for Hi. 
2s.; manchester, 15s. 8d.; Black lace. Gimp & silver lace, 
21i. 2s. 3d.; money. Hi. 6s. lOd.; total, 171i. 12s. 9d. Copy 
made by Hilliard Veren,t cleric. 

Clement Coldom's bill of cost, 15s. lOd. 

Copy of execution, dated Boston, Apr. 2, 1677, against the 
Iron works in the hands of John Gifford, or Ezekiel Fogg, 
their agents, to satisfy judgment granted to Henry Dispaw, 
executor of the will of Henery Dispaw, sr., signed by Edw. 
Rawson,t for the court, and served by Clement Coldam, deputy 
for Edward Michelson, marshal general. Copy made b}^ 
Edw. Rawson,t secretary. 

John Newall and Thomas Browne, of sufficient age, de- 
posed that they were asked to assist in serving the execution 
and went to John Giffords' house, and it being open they 
entered and demanded the goods of Mrs. Giffard, he not being 
at home. She refused and the constable seized some brass, 
iron, pewter and a gun which she took away. When Gifford 
came in he said the demand was unjust, but the constable 
broke open the door, Mrs. Gifford standing in the way and 
stopping him, so that he went to another door when Mr. 
Gifford took him by the collar or throat. Notwithstanding 

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288 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

John Lee, the marshal's deputy and John Gifford v. Mr. 
Samuell Apleton, jr. Withdrawn.* 

Mr. William Bowditch v. Nathanll. Sharp. Debt. With- 
drawn. 

Mr. Wm. Bowditch v. Jon. Taply. Debt. Withdrawn. 

Martin Hall v. Wm. Bath and Elenor, his wife, relict of 
Ralph Ellenwood, deceased. Verdict for defendant. 

Mr. Wm. Browne, sr. v. Frances Parnell. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff, t 

Mr. Wm. Browne, sr. v. Frances Collens. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff. J 

that she laid hold of him and his staff, the constable got up- 
stairs and seized some goods. Sworn, Apr. 9, 1677, before 
Thomas Clarke, § commissioner. 

Climont Coldom, aged upwards of fifty years, testified 
concerning serving the execution. Sworn in court. 

Hinery Dispaw testified. Sworn in court. 

Christopher Temple, aged about twenty years, deposed 
that Mrs. Gifford told them to levy on the land and heap of 
coals and iron. Sworn in court. 

John Hawks testified. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: John Lee, deputy marshal, and Jno. Giffard v. Mr. 
Samuell Appleton, jr.; for sending away Henery Dispaw 
when levied upon by execution and ready to be carried away 
to goal; dated May 14, 1677; signed by John Fuller, § for 
the court; and served by Clement Colddam,§ constable of Len. 

Samyall Apeltun's bill of cost, 31i. 4s. 2d. 

fWrit, dated May 24, 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,§ for 
the court, and served by Henry Skerry, § marshal of Salem, by 
attachment of house and land of defendant. 

Mr. Brown's bills of cost, 9s. and Hi. Is. 

Benja. Browne, aged about twenty-nine years, deposed 
that he read Francis Parnell's account with his father to him 
and he did not object to an item. Sworn in court. 

Henery Skerry, marshal, aged above seventy years, deposed. 

Account of William Browne, § against Francis Parnell, 
taken from his book: reckoned with Francis Parnell on Dec. 
19, 1671, when he owed him 921i. 2s. 2 l-2d., to be paid in 
codfish. Wit: John Appleton. Ten days later he paid 40s. 
On Apr. 8, 1672, Francis Collings owed him 121i. 19s. 7d., to 
be paid in fish. Wit: Jno. Appleton. 

:tWrit, dated May 30, 1677, signed by HiUiard Veren,§ for 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 289 

William Seargent was sworn constable for Gloster. 

John Ballard and Eleazer Lynsey were sworn constables 
for Lyn. 

Mr. Hen. Walker, Wm. Vinson, John Davis, Jeffery Per- 
sons, chosen by the selectmen of Gloster as tithingmen, were 
allowed. 

William Lake had his license renewed for drawing cider and 
beer and entertaining strangers for the year, provided he did 
not suffer disorders in his house contrary to law. 

Capt. John Price and Leift. John Higgenson took the free- 
men's oath. 

Mr. John Hathorne, Manasses Maston and Hen. Skerry, 
jr., took the freemen's oath.* 

Capt. Dudley Bradstreet, Leift. John Osgood and Ensigne 
Thomas Chandler, chosen to end small causes for Andever, 
were sworn. 

James Moulton, sr., Richard Hutten and Thomas Patch 
all of Wenham, were confirmed as tithingmen.f 

Henry Collins, sr., Ensign Fuller, Mathew Farington, sr., 
Hen. Silsby, Edward Baker, Francis Burrell, William Mirriam 
and Richard Kertland, all of Lynn, were confirmed as tithing- 
men. | 

Wm. Dodge, sr., Humphry Woodbery, sr., Josiah Rootes, 
Exercise Conant, John Hill, Robert Bradford, Robert Hibbert, 
Nathanll. Hay ward (also, Howard), Richard Ober and John 
Dodge, sr., all of Beverly, were allowed as tithingmen. § 

the court, and served by Henery Skerry, || marshal, by attach- 
ment of land of defendant on Darby fort side. 

*Copy of the order of the General Court of May 23, 1677, 
by which these Salem men were made freemen, signed by 
Edward Rawson,|| Secretary. 

fAppointed, June 20, 1677, at a meeting of the selectmen, 
Thomas Fisk, Charles Gott, Walter Fayerfield and William Fisk. 

ISummons, dated 18 : 4 : 1677, to Nathaniell Kirtland, 
etc., appointed by the selectmen of Lynn, 25 : 10 : 1676, to 
have inspection into houses unlicensed to prevent excessive 
drinking and tippling, according to the new law, to appear for 
confirmation, signed by Thomas Laughton,|| cleric, and ad- 
dressed to constables Clement Coldum and Beniamen Rednap. 

§Appointed at a meeting of the selectmen, June 25, 1677, 

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290 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Theophilus Baily had his former license renewed for keeping 
a house of entertainment. 

Mrs. Sara Hathorne had her late husband's license renewed 
to her.* 

Mark Pitman, James Denis, Tho. Smith, Samll. Walton, 
Ambross Gale, Elias Henly, John Legg, Erasmus James, 
Will. Nick, John Waldron, Andrew Tucker, Robt. Bartlett, 
and Edw. Read, all of Marblehead, were allowed as tithingmen. 

Mr. Timothy Lindall, Mr. Swetland, John Williams, Frances 
Scerry, George Keaser, Jon. Ingerson, sr,, Christopher Ba- 
bodge, Thomas Rootes, Robert Follett, Mr. Joseph Grafton,t 
sr, William Dounton, Hen. West, Mr. White, Tho. Rix, Edw. 
Flint, John Marston, jr., David Phippen,^ Sergt. Fuller, 
Sergt. Felton, Geo. Goldthurite, Thomas West, Left. Putnam, 
John Tomkins, sr. and Thomas Goold, all of Salem, were 
allowed as tithingmen. § 

Richard Norman, George Dorland, Good. Cleark of Tops- 
feild, Hugh Lattamore, Edw. Richards, Capt. More and 
Ellen Hollingworth had their licenses renewed for keeping 
houses of entertainment. 

Steephen Haskett, Mr. Jon. Higginson, Mr. Moses Maver- 
ick, Mr. Wm. Browne, jr., Capt. John Corwin, Mr. John 
Gidney, Mr. Timo. Lindall, Mr. Wm. Bowditch and Mr. 
Samll. Ward had their licenses renewed for selling strongwater. 

to prevent private tippling and drunkenness. Copy of record 
made by Paul Thorndike,|| recorder. 

*Petition of Thomas Laughton,|| for the selectmen of 
Lynn, dated 25 : 4 : 1677, that the widow of Mr. John Hath- 
orne, deceased, have the same liberty as her husband to keep 
a house of public entertainment, etc. 

t Warrant, dated June 11, 1677, for ten Salem tythingmen 
to appear to take oath, signed by Jno. Price, || for the select- 
men, and served by Nat. Beadle, || constable of Salem. 

J Warrant, dated June 11, 1677, for seven Salem tythingmen 
to appear to take oath, signed by Jno. Price, || for the select- 
men, and served by Samuell Beadle, || constable of Salem. 

§Warrant, dated June 11, 1677, for eight Salem tythingmen 
to appear to take oath, signed by Jno. Price, || for the select- 
men, and served by Joseph Huchinsonlj and Daniell Andrew, || 
constables of Salem. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 291 

Upon full hearing of the case between Anthony Ashby and 
Abraham Hazeltine, constable of Bradford, for distraining 
two cattle upon pretence of his proportion of ten rates imposed 
by the General Court on May 3, 1676, which rates the con- 
stable of Rowly had testified that said Ashby had paid at 
Rowley where he lived and had lived some time before, said 
rates were granted and the constable of Bradford could not 
allege that Ashby had any estate in Bradford when the assess- 
ment was made. It was judged that the act of the constable 
in distraining the two cattle to be illegal and that they should 
be returned to said Ashby.* 

*Warrant, dated Ipswich, June 14, 1677 to Abraham Hazel- 
tine for appearance at the next Salem court, signed by Daniel 
Denison.f 

Jeremiah Elsworth,t constable of Rowley, certified, 27 : 1 : 
1677, that he had received of Mr. Antonie Ashby 40s. in 
satisfaction for his ten rates due last summer. 

Warrant, dated July 10, 1676, to the constable of Brad- 
ford, for the collection of the ten extraordinary rates from 
Josiah Gage, 10s. 5d., Thom. Tile, 21i. 2s. 8 l-2d., Mr. Ashby, 
3h. Is. 8d., Gilbert Wilford, Hi. 10s. 6 l-2d., signed by Shu. 
Walker,t John Tenny,t David Haseltinef and Joseph Baly.f 

Samuel Shepard, aged about twenty-seven years, testified 
that Mr. Ashby about a year since turned two cattle over the 
river and asked deponent to look after them and he would pay 
him. He paid him and told him to deliver them at Abraham 
Haseltine's and he would send his man for them. Said Hasel- 
tine's wife received them. Sworn, June 25, 1677, before 
Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Shu. Walker, t recorder, certified at Bradford, Aug. 10, 1675, 
that Mr. Anthony Ashby was rated for 6s. 2d. 

Jeremiah Elsworth,t constable of Rowley, certified that 
the ten war rates demanded by the treasurer, Capt. John 
Hull for the year 1676 were made upon the inhabitants of 
Rowley on 30 : 4 : 1676, Mr. Anthonie Ashbye being one of 
them. 

John Griffing deposed that he being at the house of Abraham 
Hasillton, etc. 

Shubael Walker and David Haseltine deposed that they 
were selectmen of Bradford in 1676 when the ten rates were 
raised, which was raised by adding the proportions of the 
single rate or collection of estates made in August, 1675, etc. 
Sworn, June 25, 1677, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

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292 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Mr. George Emory, complained of by John Lambert for 
shooting three children with his gun, whereby one of them 
was dangerously wounded, owned that he shot off a gun 
charged with pease, levelling upon the ground, standing about 
twenty yards from the children. He was bound to good 
behavior and for appearance at the next Salem court. 

In answer to the petition of Richard Rowland to be eased in 
his rate by Salem, court saw no reason to do so. 

George Jacob was fined upon his presentment for striking 
John Tompkins, John Waters and Steeven Smale being al- 
lowed witness fees.* 

Copy of the records of the General Court held at Boston, 
May 3, 1676, made by Edward Rawson,t secretary: "This 
Court Considering the great Inconveniencyes that will ensue 
if persons be left at liberty to withdraw from the frontier 
Townes that are yet standing out there by enfeebling the re- 
mote parts of the Country and tending to the damage of the 
whole doe therefore order that it shall not be in the liberty 
of any person what soeuer who is by law enjoyned to trayne 
watch, ward or scout to leaue the Towne he is an Inhabitant 
of upon any pretence whatsoeuer; w*hout liberty first obteyned 
from the Comttee of militia in the Towne to which he doth 
belong or in Case of their denyall then by the Council of the 
Cominweath uppon the penalty of twenty pounds except 
w*hin one weke after they be required by the Comittee of 
militia to returne to theire station they shall accordingly re- 
turne which sume of twenty pounds upon Certiflicat from the 
Comittee of militia to the County court of that shire or to 
any two magistreates shall by their warrant be forthwith 
levyed upon the estates or for want thereof uppon the persons 
of such delinquents to be disposed of either to such as will come 
vnto the sayd Towne to strengthen or towards the bearing 
the chardge of the warre, or otherwise, as those that stand 
it out shall see meete And It is further ordered that no person 
Capeable to Assist in securing the Garrison he belongeth to 
shall absent himselfe by going out of Towne w*hout acquaint- 
ing of and liberty obteyned from the Comande'' of the sayd 
Garrison upon penalty of fine shilling for each offence in that 
kinde that so the danger to which the Garrison in the re- 
spectiue Townes are exposed to by frequent absence of such 
as are for the deffence of them may be prevented." 

*John Waters, aged thirty-five years, and Stephen Small, aged 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 293 

Phillip Welch was fined upon his presentment for being 
disguised M^th drink, Robt. Bartlett and one Eliza being 
allowed witness fees.* 

Will. Beale, presented for telling a wilful lie, was dismissed. f 

Calebash, the negro, was ordered to be whipped for un- 
cleanness.f 

Tho. Pickton, presented for being disguised with drink 
on the Lord's day and night, walking, was fined. ^ 

Martin Hall, for fornication before marriage, was sentenced 
to be whipped twenty stripes or pay a fine.|| 

twenty years, deposed that they saw George Jacobs, sr., strike 
John Tomkins, jr., one blow and if the latter had not held 
him by the arms, he would have struck him more, he being 
in such a passion. Sworn in court. 

♦Warrant, dated 27 : 4 : 1677, to William Welch, and 
to witnesses Robert Bartlett and Elizabeth, an eastern woman, 
who lives in said Bartlett's house, signed by Hilliard Veren,** 
cleric, and served by John Stassy,** constable of Marblehead. 

fWit: Richard Rowland, Nathaniell Walton and James 
Denis. 

James Dennes, aged about thirty-five years, deposed that 
being in company with Nathannell Walton and Richard Row- 
land on Feb. 10, he heard Rowland ask William Beale how 
many cattle he had kept this last summer, but he took no 
notice of what he said "so Richard Rowland spack to hem 
again and said dost not heare art thou deafe, beal replide againe 
I dont heare I am deafe so I ansuerd hem again that he had 
told a Lie for if he had ben deafe he kould not haue made 
hem that answer and therfore I would present hem for a Lie 
and bade them to tack noaties of it." Nathannell Walton 
testified to the same. Owned in court by said Beale. 

ISummons, dated 27 : 4 : 1677, to Calebash, negro servant 
of the widow Porter. Wit: Benjamin Porter and Israeli 
Porter. 

^Summons, dated 27 : 4 : 1677, to witnesses, Exercise Con- 
ant, John Dodge, sr., Zachariah Herrick, Ensigne Corning 
and John Swarton, in this complaint. 

||W\arrant, dated May 21, 1677, for appearance of Raulph 
Halle and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of John Dodge, jr., 
signed by Hilliard Veren,** cleric, and served by Henry Skerry,** 
marshal of Salem. Bond of Raulph Hall,** with Hudson 
Levritt** as surety. John Dodg** bound for his daughter. 

Elizabeth Weeden, midwife, aged about fifty-six years, 

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294 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Michell Derick and Mr. Zarababell Endecott were bound 
in lOli. to save the town harmless from keeping the child of 
Calebash, the negro.* 

Mr. John Gifford, having been formerly committed to 
Thomas Matson, the prison-keeper of Boston, by virtue of 
an execution to satisfy judgment to Hen. Dispaw, sr. and 
Hen. Dispaw, jr., and court being informed that he escaped 
from prison, said Matson was ordered to secure him as his 
prisoner, with the help of the constable, until the actions 
relating to said Gifford and Matson not pending were heard. 

John West and John Elletrap were ordered by the court to 
make inquiry after the estate of John and Benjamin Pick- 
worth, supposed to be dead, and to account to the court, and 
in case the widow Pickworth, mother of said John and Benja- 
min, be in want, she was to be supplied out of the estate. 

Samuell Sothwick, son of John Sothwick, chose Frances 
Nursse as his guardian, and John, son of said John, chose 
Tho. Fuller as his guardian, which the court allowed. 

There being a motion made by the farmers or villagers 
belonging to Salem that some course be taken for the ordering 
of the highways for their convenience, court ordered that 
Salem choose a committee to that end, who in some short 
time should lay out such ways as may be thought meet. 

Peter Twist, presented for rescuing some horses driving to 
pound, was fined, which fine was later respitted.f 

testified that she was called to the wife of Ralph Hall, then at 
Mr. Coxes house, the begining of last winter and found her 
very ill. She gave birth to a son. Sworn, June 13, 1677, 
before Tho. Clarke, | assistant. 

Ann Bromwell, aged about fifty-four years, and Mary 
Feild, aged about fifty-one years, testified that the child 
was born before its time, etc. Sworn, June 13, 1677, before 
Tho. Clarke, t assistant. 

Summons, dated 27 : 4 : 1677, to John West, as a witness 
in the complaint. 

Petition of Martin Hall, "now a prisoner," that being in 
want and having nothing to make satisfaction, he asked for 
an abatement of his fine. 

*Bond of Zerobabel Endecott| and Michaell Derick. 

fWarrant, dated 27 : 4 : 1677, for the appearance of Peeter 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 295 

Joseph, the Indian, for coming into the house of Phillip 
Logee in the night and being found upon his wife's bed, said 
Phillip not being at home, was ordered to be whipped.* 

Blaze Vinton was cleared from his bond given for his good 
behavior. 

Mary Heard, daughter of Zacheus Curtis, complaining 
against her husband John Heard and asking for a separation 
on the grounds of insufficiency, they were ordered to continue 
to live together as man and wife.f 

Twist, servant to Capt. Marshall, also to summon witnesses, 
Thomas Browne, Joseph Mansfeild, jr. and John Clerk, 
signed by Hilliard Veren,t cleric, and served by Eleazer Lins,| 
constable of Lyn. 

Thomas Browne, sr., Joseph Mansfeild, jr. and John Clarke 
testified that driving some horses from Rumney Marsh to the 
pound, they were stopped by Peter Twist upon the great 
bridge, who violently forced away several of the horses. Sworn 
in court. 

Peter Twist's| petition: that he was asked by his master to 
speak to the men that his horse might not be driven to pound, 
and that he was ignorant of the law and had no intention of 
disobeying authority, 

*Mary Logia, aged about twenty-nine years, deposed that 
some time in May last Joseph Indian got into her house about 
the middle of the night and she awakening supposed it was 
her husband come home from sea. Speaking, she received 
no answer and in the moonlight saw an Indian, so she called 
to John King, a youth who was lodging there in her husband's 
absence, to get some one to kill him. She took the Indian 
by the hair of the head and beat him with her fist but he 
got away and ran out the window, the door being locked, 
which was without question the way he came in. Sworn in 
court. 

Summons, dated 27 : 4 : 1677, to witnesses Mary Logee and 
John King, jr., in the presentment of William Traske's Indian. 

t Warrant, dated June 25, 1677, for the appearance of John 
Herd and wife Mary upon complaint of Zacheus Curtise, in 
behalf of his daughter, signed by Daniel Denison,t and served 
by John Pabody,| constable. 

Zacheus Curtes'l complaint in behalf of his daughter Mary, 
who is married to John Hard, etc. 

Johanah Courties, aged about fifty-three years, deposed 
that being at the house of John Heard who was married to 

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296 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Mr. Thomas Elbridg of Marblehead was licensed to draw- 
liquor, beer and cider to sell out of doors at retail, but not 
within doors. 

Upon an action tried at the last Ipswich court between the 
Town of Salem and Nicholas Manning, the jury found the 
forfeiture of a bond, and the moderation of the bond was re- 
ferred to this court. Court moderated the bond.* 

Nicholas Manning presented two papers of several persons 

her daughter, she lay in a bed on the floor in the chamber, etc. 

Complaint of John Heard against his wife and her parents, 
etc. 

Marey Herd's complaint, that her husband had left her, etc. 

Zacheus Courties, sr., deposed. 

Joseph Byxbe, jr., and Benjemmen Byxbe testified. 

*Writ, dated Mar. 16, 1676-7, signed by Hilliard Veren,t 
for the court, and served by Henery Skerry, f bj'- attachment 
of the shop defendant works in, the barn, outhouses and all 
the land from the street down. 

Bill of cost of the selectmen. Hi. 8s. 4d. 

Copy from the town book of records, made by Jno. Price,t 
recorder: "28*^' March 1674. Selectmen, Major Hawthorne, 
Cap* Curwin, Cap* Price, M'' Bartholmew, M'' Grafton, M^ 
Prince, Jn'' Curwin. 14*'^ 12*^ 1675 Cap* Maning D^ To y« 
ministers rate seauenty pounds, Cred"" pseueralls pd M' 
Browne sen^ 57 : 08 : 01, Rest due, 12 : 11 : 11." Dr. more 
upon ball, of ye towne rates made up 14 ; 12 : 1675, 141i. 
12s. 8d.; Cred. p disburstments upon ye meeting house, 21i. 
19s. ; rest due, 241i. : 5 : 7. 

Copy of record of a meeting of the Salem selectmen, Mar. 
28, 1674: Major W"' Hawthorne, Capt. George Curwin, Capt. 
Walter Price, Mr. Henry Bartholmew, Mr. Joseph Grafton, 
Mr. Richard Prince and Mr. Jno. Curwin being present, 
Nicholas Maning bound himself to William Browne, sr., for 
231i. lid. for Mr. Higginson's rate on or before May 1 and 
281i. OS. 8d. to the selectmen before June 10. At a meeting 
on Mar. 18, 1676-7, Mr. Edm. Batter, Mr. Wm. Browne, Mr. 
Samll. Gardner, sr., Mr. Barthol. Gedny and Jno. Price being 
present, it was voted that Capt. Nicholas Maning be arrested 
for the next Ipswich court, for the forfeiture of his bond of 
Mar. 28, 1674 and Mr. Samll. Gardner, sr., Avas appointed to 
prosecute the same. Major Hathorne made oath that the 
copies were true copies. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 297 

who were not able to pay their rates, and court ordered that 
the selectmen of Salem abate what was just. 

Edmond Bery, for being distempered with drink and for 
abusive carriages and speeches to his wife, was fined.* 

*Bettorice Berry's petition: "It being not unknowne 
to this honored Court how it hath bin with me in respect of 
my wofull condition with liueing with my husband Edmond 
Berry, who in regard of his most bitter, Inhumane & most ill 
becomeing carriage to me, as many of my neighbors can give 
Testimony. I was compelled to goe away from him; liueing 
where I could gett harbor, ye honord Court upon Informa- 
tion hereof, compelld me upon ye penalty of Fiue pounds to 
Hue with him againe wch as ye Lord knowes to my unex- 
pressable sorrow hath bin now for about a Twelue month, 
as by Testimony Sufficient may speake for me & what shall a 
poor woman doe in the Case; if ye Lord doth not wonderfully 
help; as for matter of substance, I haue nothing of him neither 
haue I euer had but a very small matter euer since I was his 
wife, for such was & still is his absurd manner in eating his 
victualls, as takeing his meat out of ye pickle; & broyleing 
it upon ye coales, & this he would tell me I must eate or else 
I must fast so that if I had not reserved to my self a Little 
of myne owne I must haue perisht; neither will he allow 
me any necessary about house for decencey or that wch is 
absolutely needful! but am compelled to borrow of my neigh- 
bors; by wch it is evident that he exactly goes about to verifie 
what he hath reported; namelj^ that he will haue my estate 
or elce he will make me weary of mj^ Life; now ye honord Major 
Hathorne Knowes ye contract that was made between vs before 
marriage & acknowledgd before him; howeuer in hopes of my 
more comfortable liueing with him was willing to bring into y*^ 
house what I could, & did doe it; although to be sure ill be- 
stowed upon such a person, as you may please to Judge of him 
in part what he is by one late Expression of his to me who 
when I brought to him a cup of my owne Sugar & Beare (for 
he will allow me nothing of his owne) and dranke to him 
useing these words) come husband lett all former differences 
be buried & trod under Foote; why should we not liue in 
Loue & unity as other Folks doe, he replied to me againe, 
Thus; Thou old cheating Rogue; The Divell take thee if 
thou doest not bring me Forth this Court; but such like 
direfull expressing towards me are not rare with him; wch 
although my hard portion & very Tedious to beare, yet was 
rather willing to groane under it then to make a publique 
discovery of his wicked; & brutish carriage to me; but surely 



298 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

ye Lord brings him forth, & ye grand Jury had cognissance 
of his Impious behavior towards me & by theire act is he now 
presented & it is but rationall that I should speake something 
before yo"" worships for y*' clearing up of myne owne Innocency, 
& also since ye Thing is brought forth to lay open my grievances 
before you althouth god knowes my mind was rather to haue 
borne my affection & haue w^aited upon him who is ye per- 
swader of y^ heart, with my poor prayers to my good god 
in hopes of ye worke of his grace upon his heart & soule; 
whereby he might be brought to see ye evill of his wayes & so 
to carry it to me as becomes an honest man to his wife; but 
ye Lord in mercy Looke upon me; I am now past hopes of 
him; & ye onely wise god direct you what to doe with me 
in this my wofuU case, for I am not onely continually abused 
by my husband, with most vile, threatening & opprobrious 
speeches but also his son who Hues in howse with him hath 
in his Father's presence threatened me to throw me downe 
head long downe ye staires; & not onely so but he hath broken 
up my chest & taken away a part of that Little wch I had." 

Deborah Winter, aged about thirty-one years, testified 
that she had heard Edmond Berry use very reproachful terms 
to his wife, as bad as possibly could be spoken and when she 
was sick he would also then most terribly revile her. He 
had said that he desired it for her good and he did not care if 
there were a fire in the south field and she in the middle of it. 
Sworn in court. 

Abigail White, aged about seventy-two years, testified 
that Berry called his wife Jezebell, cheating rogue, etc., and 
told her that he could not abide her, and bade her begone. 
Also that his wife had proffered to do what she could for him, 
such as to dress his victuals, wind his quills, etc., and she would 
entreat him to be quiet, but he was angry because she would 
not join her estate to his. Also when she was sick, he said 
that she should have nothing of him because he had nothing 
of hers. Deponent had tried to persuade him to live quietly 
with his wife but he said it was too late. Sworn in court. 

Abigail Gray, aged about twenty-one years, deposed that 
when his wife was sick in bed and the nurse at the same time 
was in bed with her, Goodman Berry asked for cider. The 
nurse said that she would rise and get him some. Goody 
Berry said he had had enough already, and he replied that 
he would have some more or he would pull her in pieces. Sworn 
in court. 

Writ, dated 29 : 4 : 1677, signed by HiUiard Veren,* cleric, 
and served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem, by attach- 
ment of a table and a cupboard. Also summons to Mr. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 299 

Upon complaint by Mrs. Elizabeth King against John 
Blano, her son-in-law, who had with him several children, 
the grandchildren of said Elizabeth. The said children hav- 
ing had, by will of their grandfather King, a farm left them, 
which was then in the possession of said Blanoe, their father, 
under whose care the children suffered very much for want 
of food and raiment and the land for care, court appointed 
Elizabeth King, Daniell King, Ralph King and Ezekiell 
Needham as guardians of the children.* 



Resolved White and wife Abigail, Abigail Gray and Deborah 
Winter. 

*Warrant, dated 29 : 4 : 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,t 
cleric, and served by Edward Richards,t deputy for Henery 
Skerry, t marshal of Salem. 

Petition of EHzabeth, widow of Daniell King: that said 
Daniell left by will a house and considerable land to his daugh- 
ter Hanah, wife of John Blaine, and the latter finding that 
he was not mentioned desired her husband to give him a right 
in it for life, but it was denied him. It was provided that if 
Blaine had the use of it he was to pay lOli. per year to herself 
and husband as long as they lived, which was about five years 
ago, and they had never received anything. That she should 
be relieved from the support of the motherless children and 
that they should have the benefit of the estate left them, etc. 

Jno. Blanye'sf petition: that he had received a warrant to 
answer for not providing for his children according to an 
engagement to court, but he did not remember any such 
thing, "but I hoape I doe not, nor never shall Forgett that 
god and nature requyres the uttmost of my endeavours in 
that respect," and he had provided according to his ability, 
etc. 

Sarah Bartrom, aged about fifty-six years, and Elizabeth 
Fisk, aged about twenty-three years, testified that about 
four or five months since, Mistress King being informed of 
the suffering condition of Hanah, daughter of Hannah Blaine, 
sent for the child and it was so piteously clothed that it was 
almost naked. Further that it was covered with vermin, 
which had eaten into its skin, so that the child would not 
have lived long. Sworn in court. 

Elizabeth Redden, aged about twenty years, deposed that 
about three months since, Elizabeth, daughter of John Blayne, 
who was about three years and a half old, was brought from 
said Blayne's to deponent's house. She was almost naked, 

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300 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [JunC 

The constables of Salem were allowed a bill of 6s. about the 
Indian, and 2s. 6d. for whipping. 

William Swetland was appointed administrator of the estate 
of John White, and presented an inventory.* 

with but a small part of a shift on her, and in like condition 
as her sister in regard to vermin. Sworn in court. 

Richard Walker, aged about sixty-five years, and William 
Cowdrey, aged about seventy-three years, testified that 
they were present when Mr. Daniell King of Lyn made his 
will, and afterward Mr. John Blanoe understanding that he 
was not mentioned was much troubled and sent his wife 
to her father and to them to induce him to include him. Said 
Daniell refused saying that Mr. Blanoe brought nothing to 
him and should have nothing from him, and he wished his 
daughter and her children to have it. Sworn, 30 : 4 : 1676, 
before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Mark Graves, aged about fifty-five years, and Elizabeth, 
his wife, aged about thirty-seven years, deposed that since 
Hannah, wife of Mr. John Blaine died, said Blaine and six of 
his children came from Mr. Ralph King's to dwell at the 
farmhouse where deponents and they lived under one roof. 
When the children came they were decently clothed, but 
during the three quarters of a year that they lived there, he 
did not provide for them and they suffered very much and 
had it not been for their friends through pity taking some of 
them from him and relieving them, they might have perished. 
They suffered both for food and raiment and what money 
Blaine received for wood or timber or for the work of his team 
v/as spent in drink, he coming home late at night in a quarrel- 
some mood and distempered with drink. He had only one 
cow to provide for the family, etc. Amy, daughter of Mark 
Graves, aged about seventeen years, deposed the same. Sworn 
in court. 

*Inventory of the estate of John White, tailor, appraised, 
Apr. 28, 1677, by Edward Grove,t Nicholas Manningf and 
Tho. Bridge,! and allowed 26 :4 : 1677, in Salem court: a 
Coate of Cloth, & a serge paire trowsers, 15s.; 2 Cametto 
Coates & a pa: breeches Mutch worne, 2s.; an old Coate 
& 2 pa: old breeches and a Jackett, 8s.; 6 neckcloths & 1 
Carvette, 5s.; 3 paire Sleeves & 3 pocket handketchers, 2s.; 
3 shirtes wheareof 2 weare new, 12s.; a paier of buckein bus- 
kins, 2s. 6d.; paire old shoes, 2s.; 2 paier old worne stockins, 
Is.; 2 yards galloons & a bible, 2s.; 4 small rubons, a powder 
Home & An old old Rapier, 2s. 6d.; A pressing Iron, a pa. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 301 

Sara Brown, executrix of the estate of James Browne, 
brought in an inventory.* 

Willf of Jeffery Massey, and an inventoryl of the estate, 
were proved and allowed. 

taylers sheeres & a yard, 3s.; and old Snapesake & 2 hatts, 
12s.; a demety Wascoate & a pa. Linnen draw^ers mutch 
Worne, 2s.; an old redde wasecoate, Is.; a walking Cane, 
a small old Chest, a trencher Knif, a pen knife & a bod- 
kin, 4s. 6d.; a nutte megge grater, a needle Case & 5 
needles, 6s. ; a small bagge & 2 sliper linnen. Is. ; total, 51i. 
Is. "Since this inventory was taken I haue found of his A 
paire of shooes & stockns & 2 old Rasers which in my 
Judgment may bee worth 5^" 

*Inventory of the estate of James Browne, sr., who deceased 
Nov. 3, 1676, taken Nov. 30, 1676, by Nicholas Noyes§ and 
Nathaniell Beadle, § and allowed 26 : 4 : 1677 upon oath of 
Sara, the reUct: a dwelling house and barne and aboute 3-4 
acre of Land in Salam, lOOli.; bead and bead stead and all 
furniture, 51i.; trundell bead and all belonging to it, 10s.; a 
bybell and other bookes, 10s.; wareing Cloths, Hi. 10s.; 6 
Charles and a desck, 18d. a pease, 10s. 6d.; putter, 17s. 6d.; 
tene ware. Is. 6d.; a selfeer cupe and spoone, 10s.; a pare of 
cards, baskit and brush, 2s.; brase things, 12s.; 2 eyrene 
pouts & 3 weagis and tongs, spade. Hi. 14s. 6d.; woodin 
ware, 10s.; a uysce and other glasein toulles, 21i.; earthin 
ware, Is. 6d.; a bead in ye Chamber and things to it, 21i. 
10s.; 2 Cheasts and seattell, 4s.; 6 bushells of Corne, 12s.; 
201i. of Corse yarne, 12d. a li.. Hi.; Lining, 15s.; total, 11911. 
10s. 6d. 

James Browne's debts: to Mr. Edmon Batters, 71i. 17s. 3d.; 
to Goodwife Bonfeild for caring for Mary's Legg, 81i. ; to 
Doctor Wells, 3h.; to Captaine George Corwin, 41i.; to Mr. 
WilHam Browne, Junior, 41i. 9s. 4d.; to Mr. Jonathan Cor- 
wine, lOli. 6s. 8d.; to funerall charges, 21i. 4s.; to Mr. John 
Higgison, 21i. 10s.; due for Legacies for fower Children wch. 
Mr. John Cutting gave to his grandchildren & was James 
Browne's, due to pay, 6H.; to his sonn James Browne, jr., 
43H.; total, lOlli. 5s. 3d. 

fWill of Jeffery (his mark) Massey, sr.§ of Salem, dated 
6:9: 1676, and proved, 29 : 4 : 1677, in Salem court: ''Im- 
primus, I giue vnto Ellin my wiffe All my housing Lands Cat- 
tell and goods For her Maintenance during her Naturall Liffe 
And If Neede require to sell either Land Cattell or goods by 
the Advice of the oversears to witt Henry Skerry senr: and 

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302 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [JuHG 

Ephraim Scerry dying intestate, court granted administra- 
tion of his estate to Martha, the relict, who brought in an 
inventory.* Court ordered that the estate remain in the 
widow's hands, except 301i. which was to be paid to the chil- 
dren of deceased, being daughters, in equal shares, and whereas 
there were lOli. due to Henry Skerry, sr., he freely gave that 

Francis Skerry. Item I giue Affter the desece of my wiffe 
what Estate As Lefft vnto my sone John Massey Duering 
his Liffe And after the desece of my sonne his wiffe Sarah 
Massey is to haue one thirde part of the Land and the other 
two thirds of the Land with the Cattell and goods is to be 
devided betwixt the children the Living only After her de- 
seace the Next Eaire Is to InJoye her thirds Item I Con- 
stitute my Sonne John Massey as on exsecetor of this my will 
and If the Corte please to Appoynt another Item my will 
is that my overseers shall be sufisiently satffied for what time 
and expenses they shall be Att In the parformance of my will." 
Wit: Henery Skerry, sr,,| and Frances Skerry. | 

flnventory of the estate of Jeffery Massey of Salem, taken, 
25 : 9 : 1676, by Henery Skerry, sr.,t and Francis SkerryJ 
and allowed 26 : 4 : 1677, in Salem court: his dwelling house 
and an Aker of upland and an orchard In it with halfe a barne 
& an old house & fence to it, 401i.; 4 akers of salt & English 
gras meddo belowe the house, 401i.; 4 akers of pasture Land 
fenced in Neere the house, 321i.; one Ten Aker Lot over the 
River Against ye house, 301i.; one Fether Bed & Boulster, 
2 pillowes, A Rug And thre Blancits, 61i.; a bedsted. Cur- 
tins, valiants & Bed Cord, Hi. 7s.; An ould small fether Bed 
with Boulstars & Coverlet & two Blankets, Hi. 10s.; An old 
Cow, 31i.; his waring Clothes, on Cloke & An old Cote & 2 
pare of Breches & a dublit & Apare of Gloves, 41i. ; a hat & thre 
hancarchars, 4 band & 2 Caps, 8s. ; A box, lorne & pot bucks, 
3s.; a pare of Andlornes, a spit, tongs, a hake, one pot And 
Cettell & fier pan, one mortising Ax, & a wedg. Hi. 5s. 6d.; 
for old putar, a Tabell & forme & small Tabell & Joynt stoole, 
Hi. 2s.; 2 Chests, one of Joynar worke & one sea chest, 2 
chayres & 2 Cushins, Hi. 2s. ; Thre old brasse Ceettels, a brasse 
Candellstick, a scimer & pott Cover, 14s.; A Linin Whele & 
To[w] Come, 7s.; a parsell of old Lumbar, of severall Things, 
14s.; total, 163H. 12s. 6d. Debts, Hi. 15s.; funeral expenses, 
21i. 7s. 9d. 

*Inventory of the estate of Ephraim Skerry, taken 19 : 8 : 
1676, by Francis SkerryJ and Henry Skerry, jr., J and al- 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 303 

to the three children to be equally divided, and their shares 
to be paid at age or marriage. 

The will* of Mr. Ezekiell Needham was proved. 

lowed upon oath of the widow Martha, 26 : 4 : 1677 in Salem 
court: pleate, 51i.; 25 yds. of Carscey at 3s. pr. yd., 31i. 15s.; 
22 yrds. Carcsey at 3s. pr. j'd., 31i. 6s.; cash, 41i.; 3 holand 
sheetes, 21i. 5s.; 3 pr. of sheetes, 21i. 10s.; 5 pr. of pilobers, 
Hi. lis.; 3 shurts & 4 pr. drawers, 21i.; 5 blew shurts & pr. 
blew drawers, 12s.; pr. very fine holand pilebers. Hi.; 8 
Towles, 10s.; 20 napkens. Hi. 10s.; 4 small table clothes, 
10s.; 8 neckcloths, 16s.; 2 pr. of holand sleeves, 8s.; 7 hanker- 
chefers, 7s.; a bed quilte & eastend carpet, 21i.; a great beed, 
blankets, Ruge, bolsters, pillows & all to it, llli.; a trickel 
beed, bolster, Ruge & blanketts, 31i. ; a sea beed, two blankets 
& Ruge, 15s.; all his woolen waring cloths & cloke, 51i.; all 
his sea cloths, gloves, stockens, shoes, hatt, bible & other 
small books, 31i.; tinning things. Hi. 8s,; all the peuter things, 
21i.; all the brass things, 21i. 16s.; all the Iron things. Hi. 
14s.; a chest of drawers, two trunkes, 3 boxes & a chest, 21i. 
14s.; a longe Table & 6 Joyn stolls. Hi. 2s,; two letel tables 
& 8 chayers. Hi.; all the earthen things, lli. 10s.; two pr. 
wosted stockings, 5s.; a looking glass & slekston, 6s.; a litel 
box, two brushes & pr, stillyards, 5s.; a muskett & Cutlash, 
lli. 8s.; 3 Sea chests & a case of glases, Hi. 2s.; all the Lum- 
ber, 10s,; all the Sea Instruments, 21i, 13s. 9d.; the house & 
ground, 10311.; three meale bages, 3s.; total, 1771i. lis. 9d. 
Debts due to ye estate: by Mr. Huske, 21i, 10s.; by Daniell 
Lunt, Hi.; by Henry Skerry, jr., 18s.; by Robt. Cannon, 18s. 
9d.; total, 51i. 6s. 9d. Debts due from the estate: in Eng- 
land, 301i.; to Mr. Boudeth, 51i.; to Mr. Jno. Higgenson, 
61i. 19s. Id.; to Jno. Crumwell, 51i. ; to Henry Skerry, sr., 
lOli.; total, 56H. 19s. Id. 

*Will of Edmund Needham, f of Lin, without date, ''being 
Blesed be God in his perfect knowledge memory and under- 
standing tho other wies ill in Body made & writen by min on 
hand & acording to min on mind to my Chilldren and Grand- 
chilldren as follows ... I desiar & impower my sun Ezekiell 
Needham my tru & LawfuU executor to this my Last will & 
Testament to se my body desently & Christianly Buried as 
neer my old wif being his on mother as may be Next I giue 
to my sun daniell Needham be sids all the housing dwelling 
house he now dwells in Barn & all y*^ out housing all y^ Land 
that was laid out to him planting land upland & sallt marsh 
medo condisionally as is in a deed 1 1 to him 1 1 expresed towards 

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304 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Juiie 

my maintenance while I Hue in this world: & also y^ bedsted 
y* stands in my last built nu roon w% y® bed I leue him & to 
blankets & the curtains & valence belonging to it and to his 
fiue Chilldren hue yu sheep y' is to say John Needham on & 
Ezekiell Needham on & iudah Needham on and Mary Need- 
ham on and Elizabeth Needham on Next I giue to my sun 
Ezekiell Needham all the upland & y'^ fresh & salt medw on 
both sides y® riuar and all the rest of my mouables on the con- 
ditions mensioned in a deed to me y* he should prouide for 
me & my wife when then she was lining & all things nesesary 
conuenient that we stood in need of for our comfortabell 
liuelyhood in heallth & sicknes whill we lined her in this world 
euery way sutabell to our old age & seuerall condisions & all 
my mouables I giue to him besides where as he my sun Ezekiell 
Needham my Lawfull Executor hath discharged y" to dettars 
& all other if any du debtes or demands what so euer y* any 
can iustly demand of me: allso my Chilldrens & gran chilldrens 
legsaies in this my will expresed & then to his to Chilldren to 
yo sheepe all y^ rest to be as hir on proper goods; that is to 
say my sun Ezekiell Needhams on proper goods as proper 
to him as euer they were proper to me: Next I giue to my 
dafter Hanah diuen & hur to Chilldren Twenty fiue pounds 
to be paied them halfe in Catell & y"' rest in good & honest 
suficient pay that is to pay fifteen pounds to hur selfe present 
if lining or ellse to hur husband if he be lining after hur & 
fiue pounds to her dafter Hanah Armitag & fiue pounds to hur 
last born son John diuen when they shall come to age but if 
any on of them shall dy before they com to age the longest 
liuer of them to haue y^ holl ten pounds but if they both dy 
then ther mother to haue y'' holl ten pounds at y^ time y* if 
they had lined should haue com to age but if y« mother & hur 
sun & dafter should all three dy then my sun Ezekiell Need, 
to haue y^ holl ten pounds only giuing y^ on hafe of it that 
is to say fiue pounds of it to hur || brother || my sun daniell 
Needham. 

"Next I giue unto my sun in Laws || Samuell Harts j| Chill- 
dren first to his dafter in Law born of hur first husband Eliza- 
beth How but now by mariag Elizabeth Chadwell on yo 
sheepe, next to his elldest sun Samuell Hart on Cow & on 
yo sheepe ye sheep not exeding four yers old next to Joseph 
Hart on yo sheepe next to abigall Hart on yo sheep & thirty 
shillings mor in good & lawfull pay for her great Car of me in 
my sicknes be sides the wages y* I shall giue hur for y® time 
she stales w% me & to hir dafter Rebeck Hart on j'o sheep 
all the sheep not exseding four yers old. next I giue to my 
sun in Law Joseph Mansfields chilldren first his son Joseph 
Mansfielld on yo sheep & to his next sun John mansfield w^h 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 305 

I haue brot up euer since his Childe hood till now he is about 
fiften yers old to him this John mansfielld I giue on Cow & 
on yo sheep not exceding four yeres old & to his dafter Eliza- 
beth wheat on yo sheepe & to deborah mansfild on yo sheep, 
and further this I ad as a Codasell or breefe inuentory to this 
my last will and Testament that my sun Ezekiell Needham 
my Lav/full Executor shall not be put to any oath or oaths 

at an3^ Court or any man n what soeuer then her I haue 

set according to min one valuation of my holl estate & if this 
will not saue him from any oath abou — it he shall safly swer 
that II y* is || all my holl estat I hauing firmly giuen him as 
his on proper o — as if it had neuer ben min so son as euer 
y® breat is out of my bodj'^ & I quite dead an I rest I well 
knowing y* he canot giue any iust oath w*h out wronging 
his Consienc as I only best know how my estate lies & this 
min on valuation or inuentory followes 

"first all my housing barn & out housing and all my Lands 
w*h all the chargs of ston wall fensing &c, 40011., to holl peses 
of bales on red & y*" other of y*" collar of a Chesnut on or to 
& forty yards a pece at y'^ lest, 121i., one holl peese of red 
peniston on or to & forte yards long at y® lest, 61i., 3 par- 
selles of Canuis ner about on hundred yards & other parsells 
of linen cloth & Calico, lOli., my silluer wach & siluer box & 
other silluar cupes & spoones & other plates, 151i., my Clock 
y* strikes & another wach & larum that dus not strike, 51i., 
sum puter sum old & sum new, 21i., sum parselles of Carsies 
& sum parselles of serges & my wering Clothes, 261i., sum 
potes & ketelles & trumpes & Chestes & bedsteed, 71i., beds 
& beding, 71i., debts in old England in suffisient Bonds & most 
in abell mens hands as the company of y^ marchant aduen- 
torers & a nother loked at as a great rich Citizen fit for an 
alldar of London tho they do what they can to deseue us y* 
is to say my brothers & sisters to whom they o us abou three 
thousand pounds, 60011., total, 1,09011., & on horse y* was 
forgot, 31i., & 4 coues & to young bulloks forgot allso, 171i., 
allso 20 sheepe forgot, 71i., total, 1, 11711. 

"But as for this debt in old England y* is sumthing un- 
sartain what my to aturnies in England being my to Brothers 
may get for me & tham sellues w*h sumthing mor y* may be 
coming both to them sellues & me I desier to leue it to my 
Chilldren in y^ best order as I can amungst them Thus first 
I institute my sun Ezekiell Needham my Lawfull executor 
& lawfull aturny in this in this busines as in min on steed 
& in min on nam as in mine on person to look y'^ best after 
it as posibell he can & what euer shall com ouer of it w*h y® 
charges about it discharged them foreuer twenti pounds y* 
shall cum thus safe in to his hands he shall pay vnto his Brother 



306 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

The will* of Mrs. Spooner and inventoryf of her estate 
were proved and allowed. 

Daniell Needham if he be lining six pounds & to his sister 
Hanah diuen four pounds if liuing or ells y® four pounds to 
hur to Chilldren Hanah armitage & John diuen if they be 
liuing & ther mother dead or ellse to to ether on of them if 
on should be liuing & y'' other dead. 

"and further if this will not satisfi any Court or Courts 
man or men what so euer w*h out my sun Ezekiell Needham 
my Law full executornies oath to my wholl estate then my 
will is that my sun Ezekiell Needham my Lawful Executor shall 
safly mak oath y* this my hoU estate I hauing fully & whoh' 
desposed of all y® rest in my life as if had neuer ben min for 
other wise I can not se how he shound make oath w% out 
ronging his Conscience my estat lying as it dus w*=h is only 
best known to myselfe." Wit: Rich. WalkerJ and Ralph 
King. I 

*Will of Elizbeth Spoonert of Salem, who had lived "vnto 
owld Age," dated July 22, 1673, and proved, 26: 4 : 1677, in 
court, it having been sworn to by the witnesses, 26 : 1 : 1677, 
before Wm. Hathorne,^ assistant: ''I giue vnto our Reverant 
pastor M'^ John Higenson fine poundes in money: & to M'' 
Nicolatt forty Shillings in Goods & I doe giue vnto my Cusen 
Margitt Rucke at boston ten pounds & to my Cusen Thomas 
Clark at Cambridg I doe Giue fine pounds I doe Giue vnto 
the widow Elisabeth Owin fine pounds I doe Giue vnto m}' 
thre Grand Chilldren daftors: Elisabath osborn & Hanna 
Rucke & Sarah Rucke: all my linen that I shall leue behind 
me: to be Equally devided among them & I doe giue vnto 
my young Granchild John osborn Juny" too siluer spones: 
& I doe giue vnto mj^ Grand Chilldren Hana & Sara & John 
& Thomas Rucke Ech of them A siluer spone: & The Rest 
of my plate to be devided Amongst them fouer: or the valewe 
thar of & the Rest of my Estate I doe leue with my sonne 
Rucke to his disscrestion for the disposing of it amonght his 
fine Children Elisabeth & hanna & Sara: & John & Thomas 
w^h he had by my dafter Hanna Sponner." Her son-in-law 
John Rucke, executor. Wit: Hannah Rucke| and John 
Rucke, jr. I 

flnventory of the estate of widow Elizabeth Spooner, taken 
Mar. 6, 1676-7, by Hilliard Veren, sr.| and Thomas Rix,| 
and allowed, 26 :4 : 1677, in Salem court: In ye Parlour, 
1 bed bolster & 2 pillows, rugge & blanket ts & Curtains and 
all other appertinances, 31i. 10s. ; 1 trundle bed with all apper- 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 307 

Inventory* of the estate of William Barber was brought 
in by EHzabeth, the relict, who was appointed administratrix, 
and was to have the estate for her necessary use. 



tinances, lU. 5s.; 1 table & Carpett & 6 joyne stools, Hi.; 
11 Chaires & two small stooles, 16s.; 6 Turkie Cushins, 12s.; 

1 pr. Andierns & small tongs, 4s. 6d.; halle, 1 warming pan, 
2s. 6d.; 2 chests & 1 bord, 8s.; waringe Clothes with a hat 
all giuen away, 41i. 10s. ; 7 yds. searge by har grand Children, 
Hi. 2s.; a parcell of linning yarn, Hi.; 1 bedstead settle & 
rodds, 12s.; kitchen, doggs, 2 hakes, 2 spitts & tongs & slise 
& old brick, 12s.; pewter, 16s.; brasse, 2 candlesticks, Chafen- 
dish and 2 skimers, skillet & 2 kittles. Hi.; Iron pots & Kittle, 

2 pr. pothooks, 8s.; tubs, barrells, payls, trays & boales, 
1-2 bushell, pck & 1-2 peck, Skales & weights, 1 pr. bellows, 
with all other wooden ware & wooden grater, 16s.; ye Childs 
Chamber, 1 bed, boulster & 2 pillows. Hi. 15s.; barly, 7s. 6d.; 
45 bushels Ind. Corn, 41i. 10s. ; Chest with Iron lumber in it, 
16s.; Kings Chest and waring Clothes 31i. 10s.; in ye parlor 
Chamber, 2 bedsteds & bedding, with ropes, matts with ruggs 
& blanketts, 21i. 5s.; 1 pillion & saddle, 12s.; 4 Cowes, lOli.; 
1 pr. oxen, 61i. 10s.; 4 swine, Hi. 5s.; ye horse, an ould one, 
Hi. 15s.; 3 Calves, sucking, Hi.; body of a cart & tumbrell. 
Hi.; 6 1-2 bush, pease, 15s. 6d.; 2 Chaines, 10s.; forkes & 
rakes & iron box & all other trifling Lumber, 5s.; 1 barrell 
sider, 12s.; beefe & porke, 21i.; plate, 61i. 7s. 4d.; cash, 
121i. 15s.; linen, 31i. 15s.; the dwelling house, out hous- 
ing, orchards & in all about 7 acres of land adjoining, llOli.; 
about 4 acres called Cotta's lott, 401i.; 1 acre 3-4 of marsh 
& about 5 acres of upland in the south feild, 161i.; 3-4 an 
acre of marsh in ye north feild, 61i.; about 34 acres of upland 
in the north feild, 40H.; total, 2931i. 4s. 4d. Debts due, 91i. 
12s. 4d. Debts due from the estate: to legases given as by 
will, 271i.; to what was laid out & spent at the funerall for 
mornings & other wayes, 221i. 9s. 6d. ; debts & Rattes to pay, 
151i. 12s.; to har waring Clothes given away by her Grand- 
children to poor folk, 41i. 10s.; total, 691i. Us. 6d. 

♦Inventory of the estate of William Barbar, taken by Rich. 
Knott, t Robert Bartlettf and John (his mark) Martayn, 
and allowed, 29 : 4 : 1677, upon oath of Elizabeth, the widow, 
in Salem court: one Kow, 21i. 15s.; one Horse, Hi. 10s.; one 
old Sadell & 2 old Bridles, 6s. ; one sord and Belt and powder 
& bullets, 10s.; To a snapt sack and Bullett molds, 2s.; Beed 
and Furnetture, 61i.; Wearing Cloaths and Hatt and Shirts 

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308 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

John Fuller dying intestate, administration upon his estate 
was granted to Rebecka, his wife, who made oath to an in- 
ventory. Court approved of the disposal of the estate accord- 
ing to the mutual consent of the persons concerned as appeared 
by a writing brought in to court. 

Mr. Tho. Gardner, sr., brought in an inventory* of what 
he found more of John Cole's estate since he carried in the 
first inventory to Ipswich court. 



Hi.; 2 Chests, one Table and A small Box, IH.; 2 potts, one 
Brass skillett & a frying pan. Hi.; puter platers & potts and 
porrengers, lU. 2s.; a standing Cubbard, 8s.; Books and a 
bible, 5s.; a payle & wooden Dishes and Trenchers, And 
2 earthen potts and a Tray, 5s.; one old pillion and an axe 
and two smoothing Irons and fire shoufell and other old Lum- 
ber, 10s.; land lying in the bounds of Dorchester as praysed 
by a former Inventory, 91i.; total, 251i. 13s. Debts to be 
paid, 81i. 2s. 6d. Due to be paid to Goody Farnenum, 31i. 
8s.; to Richard Knott of Marblehead, 2U.; to Joseph Fiske 
of Line, Hi.; to Michell Bouden, lU. 7s. 6d.; to John Leeg, 
6s.; total, 81i. 2s. 6d. 

*The estate of John Colle debtor to several since the de- 
livering into Ipswich court of the account by Thomas Gard- 
ner, sr., the administrator, to be added to the inventory: to 
Alice Peach for house Rent, Hors Hier, Beefe & Cabagges, 
21i. 18s. 6d.; to Doctor Knott for Phisick & Tendance as his 
Bill, 2h. 4s.; to Doctor Wells, 21i. lis. 3d.; to Richard Reith, 
2H. 16s. 4d.; to Richard Norman for diet & drink, 2H. 4s. 
lid.; to John Michels wife & daughter for the Childs diet 
& Tendance, Hi. Is.; to Joseph Edmonds which he undertook 
to pay for Richard Hull, Hi. 2s.; to Edward Reed for digging 
the Grave, 5s., and to the Ferry Man, 4s.; to WilHam Bigg- 
ford to Ballanc his Account, 31i. Is.; to 15s. in A Gun for 
Makeing of Sayles to the saied Biggford, 15s.; to Mr. John 
Battle of Boston by Agreement with the Administrator, 31i.; 
to John Dollen upon an Arbitration with the Administrator, 
31i. 10s.; to Robert Hobs for Triming the Boat, 8s.; to William 
Forde for Salt Received by William Biggford, Hi.; to Mr. 
John Deverike for three Barrills, 9s.; to James Dennis, 21i. 
Is. 3d.; total, 301i. 3d. The estate of John Colle, Creditor: 
to fish Received as his share of the smale Boat he kept out, 
llli. 4s. Id.; fish, llli. 4s. Id. at 15s. p. Quint & in hake & 
Refus Cod, 4h. lis. 7d.; 45 Quintalles of Merchantable Fish 
at 16s. p Quintall, 161i. 16s.; to 12 Quintales & 1 qtr. of Mer- 
chantable Cod at 16s. p., lOli. 3s. 8d.; to 3 blls. of Mollasses 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 309 

The will and inventory* of the estate of widow Charles were 
proved and allowed. 

Returned by John Gardner For fish Adventured, 31i. 12s.; 
By a Quarter an Acer of Ground & left in the hand of Thomas 
Junior being bought of him to satisf}' his debt he Returning 
the surplus, 61i.; 1 pr. of Smiths Bellowes & An Iron Kettle 
& small Anvill, 2U.; total, 541i. 7s. 4d. 

Payed by the Administrator out of the Estat of John 
Colle, deceased, since Ipswich court last: to Mr. John Fair- 
weather, ISli. 18s., he being 15s. in debt, 13H. 18s.; to Henery 
Wolfe of Boston Baker, 4U. 14s.; to Mr. John Higerson of 
Sallem, 371i. 12s. 4d.; to AHce Peach, 21i. 18s. 6d.; to Doctor 
Knott, 2H. 4s.; to Richard Reith, 2h. 16s. 4d.; to Richard 
Norman, 2h. 4s. lid.; to John Michell, Hi. Is.; to Joseph 
Edmonds, lU. 2s.; to Edward Read & the Fery man, 9s.; to 
William Bigford, 3H. 10s.; to him A Gune, 15s.; to Robert 
Hobs, 8s.; to William Ford, lU.; to Thomas Gardner, jr., 
41i. 16s.; total, 741i. 13s. Id. 

*Inventory of the estate of widow Charles, deceased, Dec. 
21, 1676, taken by Moses Maverickef and Samll. Ward:t 
1 petticoat & wascoat & 1 iron small ketle. Hi. 10s.; 1 gowne 
& 1 cloake, Ih.; 1 old felt, 2s. 6d.; 1 old cloke & apron, 2s. 
6d.; 1 mans wt. wascoat & 1 Frying pan, 10s.; 1 women's coat, 
2s. 6d. ; suit & more old cloths, Hi. 10s. ; Her Bed & covering, 
51i.; 1 old warming pan, 5s.; 2 brass ketles, Hi. 3s.; 1 tin 
ketle, Is.; 1 iron skellett, 4s.; 1 tongs & old fire shovel, 3s.; 

1 small old Frying pan, Is. 6d.; Wooden Lumber, 15s.; 1 old 
dimicaster, 5s.; 1 small brass ketle, 4s.; 1 ketle of brass, 
5s.; 2 iron potts & 3 pot hooks. Hi.; 1 iron trammell, 4s.; 

2 old Bibles, 10s.; total, 151i. 7s. 

Mary Dennis, aged about thirty-three years, deposed that 
being with her aunt Charles in her last sickness, she told her 
on the day she died that she would like to make her will and 
wished to have deponent look after her burial. That "after 
her death she did give unto her sister Tryphena Geer, her 
gowne & cloake, & to Tryphena Fairfeild her daughter her 
red kersey petticoat and wescoat, & the litle iron ketle and to 
John Fairfeild her husbands w* wascoate & y^ Frying pan, & to 
Sarah Fairfeild, a flannel petticoat, and to Goodw: Gold- 
smith an old cloak & 1 apron and to Goodw: Haggett, her 
felt hatt, And to Mary Dennis jun'' her warming pan, to James 
Dennis, jun^ the 2 Bibles, to Acnes Dennis, her Iron trammell, 
fire-pan & tongs: to Agnes Dennis her Bed and Covering 
belonging to it, and to Robert Charles his two daughters 

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310 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

The will* and inventory of the estate of John Hathorne 
were proved and allowed. 

fifty shillings a peice, to be paid to him when he came over 
for it" and she desired to settle her accounts and what was 
left she gave to deponent. James Dennis and his wife Mary 
were appointed administrators. 

*Will of John Hathorne,t dated Lynn, Oct. 19, 1676, and 
proved, 27 : 4 : 1677, in Salem court: "I doe will and ap- 
poynt that all my Just <fe honest debts that I doe owe w*h the 
most & principall thereof according to my best memorj'^ I 
haue inserted in a list left for direction therein that they may 
bee honestly & dulj^ paid: out of my estate, &c. And as for 
the remaynder of mj^ little estate I bequeath viz It I hauing 
foure old fetherbeds. I giue & bequeath vnto my foure 
children, each of them one with || a Couerlett |1 a blankett. 
bolster pillow. & what else thereto belongeth : And my daughter 
Called marah to haue the choice in the first place. And my 
little daughter Phebe. next And my son Ebenezer Hathorne 
next & my son Nathaniell Hathorne. in the next place being 
younger It. I giue vnto my daughter Marah the new Red 
Rugg. And as for my houshold stuff, viz. My Brasse & 
pewter. & Iron vessels my will is that it bee equally diuided 
among them all according to y^ discretion of prudent freinds 
in conuenient time only whilest the prouidence of god shall 
Continue them together || to use al together || Only that my 
daughters Marah & Phebe shall haue each of them, one large 
new platter: beside or before diuision bee made Item I giue 
vnto my son Nathaniell a flock bed y* I haue. least his p* 
aforesaid of bedding may not bee soe good, as y'' rest, &c. 
It I giue all my housing and land vnto my two sons. Ebenezer 
and Nathaniell to be equall betweene them, if it be the good 
pleasure of god to Continue them & to giue them Issue but 
if it bee his good pleasure to take either of them out of this 
world without Issue, then that part, to fall & belong to that 
son suruiuing & living. But in case it should bee the pleasure 
of the lord to take away both my sons aforesaid: without any 
Issue. Then my will is That my housing & lands goe & belong 
to my two daughters. Marah & Phebe, Equally. I giue vnto 
my two Sons aforesaid, my two working Bullocks each of them 
one. together with my utensels for husbandry as also a steere 
& a heifer one to one, & the other to the other 

"I giue vnto my two daughters, to each of them one Cow: 
I giue vnto my two daughters, to each of them one standing 
or high Cubbard and Marah to haue the choyce of them I 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 311 

giue to my daughter Phebe, the finest Hollon sheete I giue 
to my two sons each of them a Table cloth of flaxon cloth 
I giue my two sons each of them a p'^ of sheets & a p'" of pillow- 
bers & halfe a dozzen of Napkins I giue vnto my two daugh- 
ters the rest of my Linnen to be diuided equally betweene 
them in a conuenient tyme. I giue vnto my foure children 
each of them one table I giue vnto my foure children each 
of them one Chest. I giue vnto my daughter Priscilla Shore 
out of my estate as a remembrance of my loue the sum of 
Fourty shillings I giue vnto my Granchild Phebe Shore y^ 
sum of Twenty Shillings I giue vnto my daughter Marah 
y^ bedsted y* I & my wife ly on I giue vnto my foure children 
aforesaid my horses & horse kind that are abroad to be sold 
& then their value to be diuided Equally amongst them all 
I giue vnto my two Sons Ebenezer & Nath^ my Gray horse 
I doe appoynt & ordein my welbeloued & deare wife || Sarah 
Hathorne || to bee my executrix to this my last will & testa- 
ment and my Son Ebenezer Hathorne as Executor with her 
hereunto: And doe heereby bequeath & order this & my 
whole estate to bee to her use & Comfort for the tyme of her 
naturall life without Contradiction by any, &c. It. I doe 
ordeine & desire my louing & respected freinds & neighbours: 
John Fuller, Thomas Newhall & OHuer Purchis to bee my 
ouerseers of this my last will & testament earnestly desiring 
them not only to bee my ouerseers but also to be of assistance 
& helpfull to mj' deare & welbeloued wufe aforesaid & my 
children that they may with more Comfort & cheerfulnes, 
be holpen forward in their busines," &c. Wit: Robert (his 
mark) Purges and Oliver Purchis.* Sworn by the witnesses, 
at Linn, 26 : 1 : 1677, before Thomas Danforth,* assistant. 

Inventory of the estate of Mr. John Hathorne, deceased, 
taken Feb. 21, 1676, by Quartermaster Thomas (his mark) 
Stocker and Robert (his mark) Purges, both of Lynn, and 
allowed upon oath of Sarah, the relict, 27 : 4 : 1677, in Salem 
court: his chvelling house with the outhouses Parne & stals 
& stable with the Orchard adjoyning & the land lying to it 
by estimation 3 acres more or less, 601i. ; Two acres of Marrish 
in Rumnej^ Marrish in ye lower devidend, 81i. ; a pcell of land 
Commonly Called Ploods lott, 6 Acres, 151i. ; 3 Ten acre lots 
neere Thaddeus Prann, 61i.; 5 acres of vacant land Called 
Burchams land, 21i.; 7 Cattle, viz. 2 Oxen, 3 Cowes, & 2 
younger Cattle, 211i. 10s.; 13 sheep, 31i. 18s.; A Cart, & 
wheels, a sled, j^oke & Copling & other appurt. as chajme 
& Ladders, &c., 21i.; old Iron & Lumber of Iron, 8s.; 2 pr. 
Andirons, 2 potracks & a fire shovell & tongs. Hi.; 9 Iron 
Vessells, pots. Kettles, morters, 1 pestl., 2 pothooks, 21i. 10s.; 

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312 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

1 Great Iron Fornace pan, 21i.; a Jack, & two spits & two 
smoothing Irons, Hi. 10s.; Brasse Vessels, 1 pot, 2 pans, 1 
Skillett, 1 Skimmer, 21i.; pewter vessells, all new & old, 31i.; 
Tinsey Vessels, 4s.; plate, 2 Cups & spoones. Hi.; 1 Brasse 
Chaffing dish & 1 old warming pan, 5s.; 1 Fether bed & bolster 
with ye bedsted & 1 fether pillow with ye Blankets & Coverlett 
& Curtaynes, 71i.; 1 Trundle bed with a fether bed, 1 fether 
pillow with a flock bolster, with ye blankets & Coverlett, 
31i.; 1 fether bed, 1 fether pillow, a flock bolster, with ye 
Coverings, Bedsteed Vallens & old Curtaynes, 61i. 10s.; 1 
Fether bed, fether bolster, 1 pillow with Coverings & bedsted 
with vallens & Curtaynes, 91i.; 1 Flockbed, 2 fether pillowes 
& two Coverings & bedsted & one blankett, 31i. 10s.; 1 Livery 
Cubbart, Cubbart Cloth, Cushion with a long table & 1 one old 
Carpett, 41i.; 1 Table, 12s.; 8 yds. wool cloth, 4s. p yd., 3 
yds. 3-4 Lynsey woolsey at 3s. p., 21i. 3s. 3d.; To a Red Cradle 
Rugg, 6s.; Wearing apparrell of woollen & a hatt of his, 81i.; 
Linnen of his wearing also. Hi.; a pr. of bootes well worn, 
10s.; seaven payre of sheets, 71i.; 5 Table clothes & a fine 
sheet, 6H. 10s.; 14 pillowbers, 31i.; 13 Napkins, Hi. 6s.; 18 
Napkins, 21i. 5s. ; 2 pr. of old sheets, 1 old pillowber & 3 Towels, 
Hi. 4s. a bundle of childs Linnen, 3h.; 4 lb. & 1-2 of Combed 
Wool, 1 old sheet & a pr. old drawers, 10s.; 2 Guns, 2 pistols 
& a Cutlas & belt, 31i.; 40 bushels of Indian Corn, 61i.; 22 
lb. of Linnen yarn, 2s. p. lb., & 9 lb. of woolen, 2s. p., 31i. 2s.; 
40 lb. of wool, 21i.; 34 lb. of Tallow Rough & tryed 4d. p lb., 
lis. 4d.; an old pillion & pillion cloth, an old saddle, brest 
plate, a payre of new Bits & a Curb bridle. Hi. 10s.; a Small 
Hatt, 3s.; 17 lb. of yarne more, linnen & Cotton at 2s. 6d. 
p., 21i. 2s. 6d.; 2 lb. of Red hose yarn at 3s. 6d. p & 10 lb. 
Tallow, 8s. 4d.; 3 wheels, 1 p wool & 2 p Linnen & a Sweep, lis.; 

2 Swine shoats. Hi.; 2 pr. Cards, 3s. 6d.; 4 Chests, one Trunke, 
one Small Table, Hi. 10s.; A livery Cubbart & two small 
Boxes, Hi. 10s.; two old bibles & a parcell of bookes, old, 
15s.; one Table, 10s.; a long Table, two Fourms, & a Carpet 
to ye table, 3li.; a Livery Cubbart with Cloth & a lined 
board, 15s.; a short rope, a horse. Collar & Traises, 9s.; 3 
dozn. trenchers, 2s.; & 2 hand brushes, 2s.; 3 forkes & a 
shovell, 5s.; Flax dressed & undrest, 14s.; two pr. small 
Scales, Iron Beam, weights, earthern potts, small stone Juggs 
& Glasse bottles, 10s.; a churne, a small Butter Tubb, 2 
Cheese fatts & one wooden Bole & two Trayes, 10s. ; Beefe & 
porke, 4li. 10s.; Two Barrels of Sydar, Hi.; Cheeses, 5 small 
ones, 5s.; 2 old chayres & payles & some such Lumber, 10s.; 
2 meale sives, 2s.; 5 Barrels, 10s.; 2 Runlets, 3s.; 2 wooden 
bottles, 2s.; Two wrought Cushion Coverings, 10s.; horses and 
horse kind in number eleven yt many of them have not beene 
scene together this twelve months, 22h.; total, 2631i. 6s. lid. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 313 

Nathaniell Putnam, presenting a writing for settling his 
daughter Elizabeth's estate which was drawn up by the mu- 
tual consent of parties concerned, it was allowed and con- 
firmed.* 

At Lynn, Oct. 19, 1676, a list of accounts, taken from Mr. 
John Hathorn's own mouth, by Oliver Purchis,t of debts due 
from and to him according to his best memory as he did then 
express being on his sick bed, when he made his will: from 
Mr. Richard Cutts or his executors as by a bill to Leiutennt. 
John Oilman, for 2,000 boards not received although de- 
manded, 41i.; from Bonney Cowell three & four pounds & to 
write to Mr. Moodee to take care of both; from Mr. John 
Todd of Rowley, 30s.; from Mr. Joseph Jewet's executors, 
31i.; from Mr. Seaborn Cotton of Hampton, who is to pay it 
to Capt. George Corwin, 151i.; from Mr. John Ruck, sr., 
if he pay lOli. 5s. for Thomas Looke, sr.; from Quartermaster 
Thomas Stocker, about 4 or 51i.; from Monseiur John Divan 
about 61i. which he is hereby assigned to Capt. Marshal; 
from Thomas Looke, sr., about 40s., besides Mr. Ruck's 
account; from Oliver Purchis who is to be examined about 
an old bill to Captayne Savage & a bill of 121i. Debts due: 
to Capt. George Corwin, 251i.; to Mr. Batters, 14s.; to Thomas 
Newhall, sr., 31i. 9s.; as for Mr. William Bartholmew when I 
paid him 201i. p Mr. Bennett then we were even; at Mr. 
Bennett's arbitration, Mr. Bartholmew sent me word that 
he would pay me lOli. for Mr. Bennett; I had a Barrell of 
Rhum of Mr. Bartholmew for which I paid him 40s., so there 
remained due to him 7s. 6d. ; at one election time I scored with 
him, 18s.; I had of him a Barrell of Fyal wine for which I 
paid him 21i. 15s. and a bill of Mr. Jno. Bennet's hand of 40s.; 
to Major Thomas Clarke, 41i.; to Mr. Kellum, what the sum 
is I know not but if hee give the full price for the wood it 
will not be much; to Major Thomas Savage, lOli.; to Mr. 
Coalman, 18s.; to Thomas Fitts, shoemaker, 8s.; to Capt. 
John Corwin, who had Mr. John Blano's bill for 20 cord of 
wood, which he accepted as I understood for he took the bill 
and received part of the pay and had of mee a Cow of late 
time which I judge worth 41i.; to Mr. William Browne, sr., 
of Salem, I owe a debt. 

^Agreement, dated Mar. 22, 1677, between Nathanell 
Putnamf and his daughter-in-law, Eleisabeth (her mark) 
Putnam: "The said Nathenniell Puttnam hath giuen unto 
his daughter The dwelling house with Twelve ackers of land 
and tow ackers of medow to Bee layed outt Conueniently 

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314 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT - [June 

Henry Dispaw's will* and inventory were brought into 
court and approved. 

to the dwelling house for euer allsoe the said nathenniell 
puttnam doth giue unto her the fenced feild with the Broken 
land and all the improuement of itt soe long as she Hues, 
prouied That his daughter pay or Caues to be paide the full 
summe of twentie pounds in current pay: to hir daughter 
Eleisabeth Puttnam if she Hue to be eighteene yere of age: 
Alsoe The saide natheinnel puttnam doth giue to his daughter 
fouer ackers of medow mor in prices medow for her life time 
And the saide nathennel puttnam doth Consent that his 
daughter shall haue all the Rest of the estat And he doth 
giue her his debts And for the Tru performance of this 
Agreementt of ouers Bettween us we haue interchangeablly 
sett unto our handes And that the house and land Be made 
ouer for the paiment of the aboue said twenntey pounds to her 
ChiUd: And the Rest of the land to be att the Aboue said 
nathennil Puttnams disposeing. the other lands not men- 
tioned are to returne to nathell putnam." Wit: Richard 
(his mark) Leech, Thomas FuHerj and Joshua Rea.f Reg- 
istered with ye records for Wills & Inventorys in Lib. 1, folio 
50. 

*WiH of Hinere (his mark) Despaw, dated Feb. 27, 1674, 
and proved, 26 : 4 : 1677 by John Floyd and Sarah, his wife, 
in Salem court: "Afftor my decese my wiH is that my dutte- 
foll sonn hinnery shaU have Alle my part of the bond of five 
hundred pounds of lafoll monie of Ingland being the forfit 
for non paing of my waggis: and Allso my will is that my 
sonn Edward shall have outt of thes bond forty shillines 
and the half of my Clothes and If any shall aske the Resin 
whi I Geve hinery so much and nott doo no mor for Edword 
it is becaes hinery hath bene at a grate dealle of trobell with 
me in tim of my lamenis and siknis and Alle soe my will is 
that my lovin atorne John Floyd shall be satisfied for his 
trobell at Cortee too Recover my Right of John write John 
Gifford and Ezekell Fogg: and for the performance of this 
my will I doe Anomant : & ordayne my loving sone hinery too 
be my Exceketer and I doe chues my lovin frind John Floyd 
too be my overser of this my wiH." Wit: John Floydf and 
Sarah Floyd.f 

Inventory of the estate of Henry Dispaw, sr., of Lynn, 
taken by Samuel Stockerf and John (his mark) Chilson, and 
allowed, 26 :4 : 1677, in Salem court: two old Coates & a 
payre of Breeches, 10s.; his old Hatt & all he had. Is. 6d.; 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 315 

The will* and inventory of William Woodbery, deceased, was 
brought in to court, the witnesses not serving, only one who was 
not able to appear. Mr. Hugh Woodbery, in behalf of himself 
and his brother Nicholas, was bound upon condition that his 
mother, the relict of deceased, should be maintained during her 
life, and then the will should be fulfilled according to the 
contents. Court ordered the will confirmed and alloAved. 

his bed which was all declared & no thing belonging thereto 
was his & an old flock bed, Hi.; one shirt, 6s.; a pair of old 
stockings & shooes, Is.; Two Linnen Neckclothes, 2s.; one 
Black Sattan Capp, 2s.; total, 21i. 2s. 6d. 

To his one halfe pt. of 50011. bond due from John Wright, 
John Gifford & Ezekiell Fogg, for forfeiture of non-payment 
of his wages, 25011. 

*Will of William (his mark) Woodberrj^, the elder, dated 
5:4: 1663, and proved, 26 : 4 : 1677, in Salem court, all 
the witnesses having deceased, save one who could not appear: 
"Imprimis I giue and bequeath vnto my wife Elizabeth my 
Dwelling house with the land adioj'ning vnto it as allso what- 
soeuer other Land I Doe posesse and enioy, saue what I shall 
except in this I will to giue vnto my sonne William. It: 
I giue vnto my said Wife all my household stuffe and other 
goods debts Dews Cattle or whatsoeuer elce aperteines vnto 
my wife paying these Legacyes here under expressed. It: I 
giue vnto my eldest sonne Nicholas twenty shillings It: I 
giue vnto my sonne William ten shillings as allso fiue akers 
of land Avhich lyes nere snake hill and adioynes vnto ten akers 
of his owne It I giue vnto ray sonne Andrew & Hugh my 
sonne Isacke and Daughter Hannah Haskels to each of them 
ten shillings the piece Constitutetinge & ordeining my said 
wife Elizabeth sole Executrix of this my will." Wit: John 
Thorndike,t Nicholas (his mark) Pache and Richard (his 
mark) Brackenbury. 

Inventory of the estate of William Woodbery, aged about 
eighty-eight years, deceased 29 : 11 : 1676, appraised by 
William (his mark) Dixsj^ and John Hilhf cotes. Hi.; lining 
cloth, 21i. 16s.; ticking, 12s. 6d.; shets and shirts. Hi. 12s. 
8d.; 4 yds* of carsy, 1 li. 4s.; yards and 3 quarters cloth, 
lis.; bags, 15s.; 4 yards sad colerd cloth, 18s.; 12 yds. 
penisstone. Hi. 16s.; to yards coten, 6s.; one paire stockings, 
2s.; bed and furnituer, 31i.; plators, 5s.; brass pots, 12s.; 3 
kitells. Hi. Debts, clue from Nicolas Woodbere, ISli.; from 
Hugh AVoodberre, 41i. 9s.; from Hana Bradford, 21i. 2s.; 
from John Patch, Hi. 10s.; monney, 31i.; total, 451i. lis. 2d. 

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316 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [June 

Thomas Thurley had license granted him to draw and sell 
beer and cider for the ensuing year. 

Fines brought in by Major Hathorne since June, 1676: 

Joseph Armitage, for being drunk. 

Mr. Hardin of Beverly, for being distempered with drink. 

John Belhash, for receiving stolen goods and encouraging 
others. 

Thome and his wife, to be whipped. 

George Williams, for taking a horse of a man at Wenham. 

A Frenchman, for being drunk. 

Wm. Shaw, for swearing and cursing. 

James Shaw, for the third time being in drink. 

Gilbert Taply, for breach of the peace. 

Peeter Burnet, for drunkenness and swearing. 

Martin Hale (also, Hall), miller, of Beverly, and Ralph 
EUenwood, his man, for taking too much toll. 

Mr. Batter, for rescuing his horse after it was impressed. 

Jacob Pudeater, for not assisting the constable. 

Nicho. Mory, Mr. Cromwell's man, for stealing a pig, and 
Greeneslad, for joining with him, and Best, the currier, for 
having it roasted in his house. 

Isabella Pudeater was fined by Major Hathorne for being 
drunk the fourth time and was ordered to be severely whipped. 

Warrant, dated 27 : 4 : 1677, for appearance of Thomas 
Cox, for often being drunk and swearing, with witnesses, 
Thomas Rix and James Dalin. 

Summons, dated 27 : 4 : 1677, to witnesses, Christopher 
Babadg and John MascoU, jr., in Richard Bradway's pre- 
sentment, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by 
Samuel Balch,* constable of Beaverly, who returned that 
he could not find said Bradway and did not know where 
the witnesses dwelt. 

Warrant, dated 27 : 4 : 1677, for appearance of George 
Michell for living from his wife who was in England, signed 
by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by John Stassy,* con- 
stable of Marblehead, who returned that said Michell was at 
sea. 

Venire, dated May 21, 1676, for trial jury and grand jury- 
men from Salem, also summons to the selectmen for neglect- 
ing their duty in not choosing several discreet persons to take 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 317 

Court held at Ipswich, Sept. 25, 1677. 

Judges: Mr. Samuell Symonds, Dep. Govr., Major Genrll. 
Denison, Esq., and Major Wm. Hathorne, Esq. 

charge of ten or twelve families, for restraining excess in tip- 
pling houses, according to law, signed by Hilliard Veren,* 
cleric. No return made. 

Venire, dated 22 : 3 : 1677, for Beverly trial jurymen, also 
summons to the selectmen for neglecting to appoint tything- 
men according to law, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Thomas West,* constable of Beverly, who returned 
the name of Lt. William Dixcy for the jury of trials. 

Venire, dated May 22, 1677, for Lynn trial jurymen, also 
summons to the selectmen for neglecting to appoint tything- 
men, according to law, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Clement Coldum,* constable of Lyn, who returned 
the names of Ralph King, Hen. Silsby, Jon. Burrell and Tho. 
Browne, for the jury of trials. 

Venire, dated June 1, 1677, for Gloster trial jurymen, also 
summons to the selectmen for neglecting to appoint tything- 
men, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by John 
Millet,* constable of Gloster, who returned the name of John 
Daves for the grand jury and John Fitch for the jury of trials. 

Venire, dated May 21, 1677, for Marblehead trial juryman, 
also summons to the selectmen for neglecting to appoint 
tythingmen, and to William Lattamore, for fighting and 
abusing a man upon the road, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, 
and served by Henrie Russell,* constable, who returned the 
name of Robart Bartlett for the jury of trials. 

Petition of Thomas Laughton,* for the selectmen of Lynn, 
dated 22 : 4 : 1677: "the county Bridge in our Towne beinge 
defective & dangerous for both man & Beast to passe over 
wee were constrayned to make vse of the worshipfull Maior 
Hathorne to Graunt a presse out for workmen to repaire the 
same which beinge Graunted the counstable pressed several 
psons to the worke which as hee giues vs an account of came 
to fourty shillinges," wherefore it was desired to know how 
he may be paid. 

"the inhabetance of the farmes haue mad choyce of nath- 
aneli Ingerson for to keepe a hous of Entrment for strangers 
and others by seling beere and sidere and lickers and pro- 
uision this was voted by the inhabentanc dated 25 : June 
1677." Consented to by Edm. Batter,* Jno. Curwin,* Wm. 
Browne, Junr.,* John Pickering,* Bartho. Gedny* and Jno. 
Price,* selectmen. 

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318 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Grand jury: Ens. Tho. Burnam, Tho. Lull, Tho. Jacob, 
Corpll. Jo. Andrews, Tho. Burnam, jr., Nathaniell Tredweli, 
Anthony Morse, Edward Woodman, Samuell Plumer, James 
Barker, John Harris, Abr. Redington, John Comings, John 
Steevens and Nicolas Walington. 

Jury of trials: Mr. Daniell Epps, Nath. Adams, Nath, 
Wells, Corpll. Jo. Whipple, Robert Kinsman, Jo. Newmarsh, 
jr., Usuall Wardell, Jacob Tappan, John Knight, Abell Langly, 
John Palmer and Sam. Boswell. Sam. Gardner, Marshal 
Skery and Neh. Jewett, in Mr. Dumer's case. Mr. Dudlej'^ 
Bradstreet, Ens. Chandler and Abraham Perkins, in Mr. 
Shepard's case. 

The constable of Newbury was fined for not making return 

of jurors. Sam , not appearing, was fined, but presently 

coming in, said fine was taken off. 

Mr. Rich. Dummer v. Henry Jaquis, selectman of Newbury, 
in behalf of the town. For not making good all the land 
granted. Verdict for plaintift', twenty-five acres of land. 
Said Jaquis, John Knight and Tristram Coffin appealed to 
the next Court of Assistants. John Knight, sr., and Tristram 
Coffin bound.* 

*Writ: Mr. Richard Dumer, sr. v. Henry Jaquish, selectman 
of the town of Newberry, in behalf of the town; for not mak- 
ing good all the land granted by the said town in 1639, for 
which the said Mr. Dumer laid down land, which grant was 
150 acres, a considerable part of which is not set out to him 
by the said town; dated Sept. 12, 1677; signed by Thomas 
Leaver,! clarke, and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of 
Ipswich, by attachment of the house and land of Henery 
Jaquish and a part of the town common. 

Bill of cost of Mr. Richard Dumer, sr., 31i. 3s, 4d. 

Copy from the town book of Newbury, made by Anthony 
Somerby:t "the 23^'^ of the 7"^ m*'' 1638. Henry Short & 
Richard Kent were released from being Lott layers & the 
Towne hath ajDpointed Richard Knight & Thomas Coleman 
to be lottlayers in their Roomes to lay out land & to attend 
upon it : for any man that hath a Lawf ull grant of Land upon 
three dayes warneing." 

"At a Towne meeting June 5*'^ 1673. That wheras M^ 
Dumer complaines that he wants measure in seuerall Grants 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 319 

of land that was granted to him bj^ the Towne. It was voted 
that all Mr Burners Grant shall be measured by an equall 
charg between the Towne & M'' Dumer, And the Towne doth 
engage to make good his seuerall grants both upland & meadow, 
And M'' Dumer doth engage that the Towne shall haue the 
rest of the land that is aboue his measure to be Returned 
to the Townes Vse." 

■'And the Lottlayers & Leiut Woodman & John Knight 
was chosen mutually to see the said Land measured and done 
according to the said vote." 

Copy from the old town book of Newburj^, made by An- 
thony Somerby:* "January the 7**^ 1639 Att a generall 
Towne meeting There was granted to M"" Richard Dummer, 
an hundred & fifty acres of Land Runing in a direct Line 
from the creeke below m"" Eastons celler to the corner of his 
farme allredy laA^d out And that sayd hundred and fifty acres 
are to be so layd out bj^ the lott lasers, and this in considder- 
ation of twenty two acres and a halfe in the common Resigned 
by the sayd IM"" Dummer into the Townes hands, And that 
henceforth the sayd M'' Dumer doth not acknowledge the 
sayd Land to be his nor expect any preveledge whatsoever, 
which by any order of the Towne, were granted to an}^ that 
left there lands there." 

Jonathan Danforth,* surveyor, certified, dated Newbury, 
16 : 4 : 1677, that "m}^ self being desired to measure seuerall 
parcells of land by m"" Dumer, y* day and year aboue written, 
I measured one percell called y^ hundred & fift}' acres, the 
bounds of it are as followeth. we began at a little creek or 
riuilit, by dunkcum stewards house, & from thence we ran to 
the south corner of m"" Sewalls farme, to a great stub at y" 
corner of his fence, from thence to a great white oake marked 
and standing a little within m' Sewalls fence at that corner 
of his fence, next mill-meadow, & from thence, b}^ mill meadow 
to another great white oake, which is y^ North east corner 
of m"" dumers old farme; from thence, to a place called the 
lining spring, and then runing from y said lining spring up 
the south east line of y'' aforesaid old farme untill j^ou come 
as farr as y*^ highway to the house at the paster fence, then 
we ran acording to the said fence by the highway to y® gate 
of the other country road, near y^ mill and so to the corner 
of y" fence, then turning down by the fence to y^ riuer; & 
runing downe the said Riuer untill wee came to Dunkcums 
creek first spoken of, which makes a closeing line. I find 
The land within these lines containe one hundred & twent}' 
fine acres and no more so that there yet wanted twenty & 
fiue acres, of the hundred & fifty sought for. The exact 

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320 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

platforme of y^ said land is better discerned by a plate taken 
of y^ same & is inserted underneath:" 



"These are further to testify that in y« 2d weeke of July, 
in the yeare 1674. I was at m'' Burners farme suruaying 
seuerall parcells of land for him, and ther was at that time 
present seuerall men of Newbury, namely, m' John Knight, 
m^ Trustum Coffin and some other of Nubury men with 
them, and those men then shewed these bounds mentioned 
to be the bounds of those f amies aboue specified; & owned 
these and no other to be y« bounds of those farmes, after 
they had spent much time and labour to find out the true 
bounds: they shewed these bounds to Mr. Richard Dumer 
Jun' Capt. Brocklebank & my self, with some others, that 
were then waiting upon the business. And this I do further 
testify that this tract of land abouesaid; containes that 
wholl quantity of land within those bounds then owned by 
newbury men as aforesd: that wholl parcell of land within 
y« fence, (& acording to y« aforesd bounds) being exactly 
measured, and y^ abouesaid Record & plott, is a true Record 
& plott of y^ same, acording to rules of art." Sworn, 17 : 7 : 
1677, before Tho. Danforth,* assistant. 

Jonathan Danforth,* certified, at Newbery, 10 : 5 : 1674, 
that "being desired to suruey a tract of land lying in Nubury 
bounds lying in the south side falls Riuer, & on y« North side 
of easons Riuer, begining at a place called the lining Spring 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 321 

(lying within y*' bounds of m"" Dummers farme,) and from 
y^ s'^ lining spring to a great rock, & from the sd rock to y'= 
falls Riuer, from thence to a great white oake standing in 
m'' showells fence, and running by y'' fence side & still con- 
tinuing y® sd fence by wllm Boyntons land to a stake || near 
Woodbridg point || standing in y^ marsh & so taking all y^ 
meadow on y® west & north side of y"" said Riuer, vnto y^ 
south west end of it, at Dunkin Stewards house, & so up y" 
sd easons Riuer to a white oake marked & standing about 
four pole short of easons siller & from the sd white oak running 
fifty eight degrees & a half west from y"" Northe to a stake 
standing in m'' dummers line on y'' south east side of his old 
farme, and from y® said stake to y" lining spring first men- 
tioned (excepting out of y"^ wholl m'' Sam'' phillips meadow 
as it is bounded lying for twenty fine acres) and y superficies 
of y^ wholl is y'^ Just sume of four hundred and seauenty acres 
takeing off this sume fourteen acres of m'' Phillips meadow 
accounted in y^ said number." 

Hechelaus Woodman,* Samuell Brocklebanke* and John 
Knight* testified that thej^ attended the measuring and 
that the foregoing is a true record of it, etc. 

Richard Knight* and John Knight* testified that "wheareas 
thear apears to bee 14 Ackers of land wanting aboue of m' 
phillopses land within rn"^ dumers fenc wee dou testify that 
wee Judge that goodman boington haue within his fenc 
neere 20 Ackers of m"" dumars land which Mr. Danford and 
wee did not mesuar in this fouor hondard and seuenty Ackers." 

Joseph Goodrage and Richd. Dumer, jr., testified that about 
the middle of July, 1674, they were with Mr. Jonathan Dan- 
forth when he ran the several lines that divided Mr. Sewall's 
farm, Mr. Dumer's farm and the lower neck by Steward's 
house, from the land granted to Mr. Dumer, sr., for 150 acres 
that lay between these farms. The Newbury lot layers, 
deponents and Mr. Doell, Lieut. Woodman, John Knight, 
sr., Thrustrum Coffin and Mr. Dumer were also there. Sworn 
by Mr. Richard Dumer, jr., in court. 

Richard Knight,* aged about seventy-five years, testified 
that in 1638, Thomas Colmon and he were lot layers for 
Newbury, and in 1639 laid out 150 acres of land according to 
the town grant, running from the little river or creek before 
Eston's cellar up to the corner of his old farm before laid out, 
and so running northerly joining to the old farm until they 
came to the mill lots of meadow which were ten acre lots. 
This 150 acres they ''distinguished from other grants in full 
measure: which was for Resigning to the town twenty & 
two acker & a halfe to the tonne." In 1674, he helped measure 

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322 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Nath. Chapman v. Edward Chapman. For withholding a 
parcel of land. Withdrawn. 

Selectmen of Andover v. Thomas Fuller, Trespass. Ver- 
dict for defendant. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants 
at Boston. Left. John Osgood and Ens. Thomas Chandler 
bound.* 

over this land and they found enough land to make good the 
town grant in this now sued for, distinct from other grants. 
Further that Dumer had enjoyed this 150 acres for thirty 
years, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Pickard deposed that he was with Mr. Danforth when 
he measured the land in the fourth month, 1677, and that 
in this land there is a country way laid out. Sworn in court. 

John Knight and Tristram Coffin deposed that when the 
land was measured in 1674, Mr. Rich. Dumer was sick and 
Capt. Sam. Brocklebanke acted for him, etc. Sworn in 
court. 

John Knight and Benj amine Rolf, aged about thirty-seven 
years, deposed. Sworn, Sept. 25, 1677, before Jo. Wood- 
bridge,! commissioner. 

*Thomas Fuller's bill of cost, 14s. 6d. 

Bill of cost of the selectmen of Andover, 61i. Is. 

Copy of Andover records, Sept. 12, 1677, made by Dudley 
Bradstreet,t recorder: 

"Andou'': Att a generall & lawfull towne meeting Aprill 
ye gth 1677 It was noted & passed by the towne, that the 
selectmen that now are, should prosecute Thomas Fuller sen'' 
of Wills hill, at y^ next Salem, or Ipswich Court, as a trespasser 
for Cutting downe & carrying away, a great many Cedar 
trees, in y*" bounds of Andou'', Contrary to y'' towne ord'' & 
without their knowledge." 

"Andou"": Att a lawfull towne meeting y*" first of January 
1676-7. Left: John Osgood Ensigne Thomas Chandler, 
John Frie, Jun"", Stephen Johnson & Dudley Bradstreet were 
chosen selectmen for y® year ensuing. The instructions for 
y® select men were that they should manage all prudentialls 
of the tovv^ne, except the disposing of Land and timber, unless 
it be for defraying of charges about the meeting house." 

" Andou'': att Lawfull Towne meeting this 18*^ January 
1658. For puenting 3^"= spoyle, and wast of timb"": w*^in y^ 
bounds of this towne it is ordered that noe person shall after 
this present time, sell, send or Conuey away out of y^ towne, 
any trees; timber, loggs, planks, boards, or other wares made 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 323 

of Timber, growing or to be growing upon y*" Common or any 
other part thereof, without leaue from y*= towne, or the Major 
part of y^ inhabitants thereof, under y*^ penalty of tenn shil- 
lings for euerv tree, he shall make use and dispose of as afore- 
sd." 

"Andou'' : att a gener^': Towne meeting y*= 6*'' January 
1672 It is ordered & agreed that noe man shall haue libertie 
to Cutt downe any Cedar tree or trees w*^in y'' libertie of y^ 
towne, to sell out of the towne, without libertie from y'' select 
men, but shall according to the former ord'' forfeite tenn 
shillings to the towne for euery tree soe Cutt, & sold out of 
towne." 

"Andou"": att a gener^' towne meeting y® first of January 
1674-5. It is farther ordered and declared that noe man 
shall haue libertie after y first of January 1675 to sell, or 
transport any Cedar out of the towne, either in shingles or 
otherwise, but shall forfeit twenty shillings for euery thousand 
of shingles, or quantity of Cedar proportionable, unless the 
towne shall upon some extraordinarie occasion graunt libertie 
to y^ Contrary. 

''Layd out bj'- order of the Gen''^^ Court to Daniel Denison 
Esq Major Gen^^ his farme of three hundred acres, adjoj^ning 
to the farme now in the possession of Bray Wilkinson. 

"Impr: eighty acres of upland Lying in a longe square 
bounded on the northeast by John Putnams land on the south- 
west by a brooke that runns out of a pond into Prices meaddow 
on the Northwest by the land of Bray Wilkinson on the south- 
east by Prices meaddoe. 

"Also one hundred & forty acres beginning at a white oake 
marked R. B. the bounds betweene Bray Wilkinson & John 
Putnam & the former eight acres, and from the sd tree joyn- 
ing upon Bray Wilkinson in a streight line to a rocky point 
where- a white oake is marked, & from thence by the southerl}^ 
corner of Beachy meaddow to a white oake marked at the 
Northwesterly angle of Bray Wilkinson's farme, and so up 
to Andouer six miles bounds Also from the s'^ white oake 
marked R. B. upon a North & by west line, adjoyning to 
John Putnams land to a forked white oake marked, and so 
to the brooke that runs b}^ Beachy meaddow to Andouer six 
miles bounds 

"Also eighty acres of woodland on the Northeastside of 
the Brooke that runs by Beachy meaddow begining at a marked 
tree standing neere the brooke by a swampe & runing North 
east & by east about 200 rods to three white oakes marked, 
& then turning southward about 30 rodd to that part of the 
brooke where another brooke falls into the same, and a great 
rocke lies in the midst of the brooke." The court on Oct. 



324 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

8, 1662, approved of this return which was made bj^ Willm. 
Hauthorne and Thomas Howlet. 

Thomas Fuller, jr., testified that he helped measure from 
the place that Andevere men told him were their bounds, 
which was a short distance from a little cedar swamp near 
Wils hill. From there they measured four miles toward 
Andevere upon as straight a course as they could by com- 
pass "and then wee found wee had aboue halef a mile unto 
a tree that standes near to musceatea brouck which tree An- 
deuere men tould mee stoud tow miles from ther towin .... 
as wee measuered along my father did Charg us to bee suere 
that wee made mesuere and an allowanc for the saigging of 
the line and farder saith that I hard my father tendere an- 
deuere men to haue the lin rune by Indifrant men and there 
with to bee Conttent as they determined the Case." John 
Putnam testified to the same. Sworn in court. 

John Ossgood, aged about forty-eight years, deposed that 
some time in April last, deponent and Steven Johnson went 
to the cedar swamp in controversy where there was a parcel 
of shingles made up by somebody not of their town, and 
found Thomas Fuller's sons at work there binding up shingles. 
They said that the shingles were their father's and that they 
owned 12,000 besides what were cut off. Deponent warned 
them against carrying them away and they desired him to 
speak to their father, who owned that he had made use of 
the timber in the swamp and his cart stood loaded with shingles. 
Said Fuller asked to go to the selectmen which he did, but 
refused to come to any agreement with them unless they 
would measure six miles with him. Steven Johnson, aged 
about thirty-six, testified to the same. Sworn in court. 

Richard Barker deposed that by agreement between Rowley 
and Andover men they employed Mr. Johnathan Danfort to 
run their six mile line southward and the circumference line 
between Rowley and Redding, there being present for Rowley, 
Goodman Pickard and Ezekell Northen, and Ensign Howlett, 
John Gold, John Wiles and some others for Major General! 
Denison, and himself. Left. Osgood and some others for An- 
dover. These, v/ith the "artist," appeared at Andover meet- 
ing house, where Rowley men would have the chain measured 
by the standard, which they did and took up two links. An- 
other link broke before they had gone far. John Wiles carried 
the hinder end of the chain all day long and they had one man 
constantly at the other end, so that the line was as exactly 
run as it possibly could be. The circumference line was also 
as exactly done and Cedar swamp was nearer to Andover 
than a place then named Hetch hole, which was considerably 
within the bounds of Andover. John Osgood, aged about 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 325 

Capt. James Oliver and Thomas Dexter, jr., administrators 
of the estate of selectman Thomas Dexter, sr., deceased v. 
the Town of Lynn and Thomas Layton. Review. Non- 
suited, the attachment made being by a clerk of the writs 
in another town and not in the town whereof he was clerk of 
the writs. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants at Bos- 
ton. Left. Rich. Way, attorney to Capt. James Oliver, and 
Thomas Dexter, jr., administrator of the estate of Tho. Dex- 
ter, sr., and Thomas Moore bound.* 

Mr. Jerimiah Shepard v. Thomas Tenny, Wm. Tenny and 

forty-eight years, testified to the same. Sworn, 25 : 7 : 1677, 
before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

John Osgood, aged about forty j-ears, and Stephen John- 
son, aged about thirty-six years, testified that they, being 
appointed by the selectmen of Andover, to count the cedar 
trees cut in the swamp, found that there were 144 that had 
been carried away. Sworn in court. 

John Steephens, aged about thirty-eight years, deposed. 
Sworn, 25 : 7 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Johnathan Danfort, aged about fifty years, deposed con- 
cerning running the line about ten or twelve years ago and 
that they gave the name of Hetch hole to the place. Sworn, 
May 29, 1677, before Daniel Denison.f 

John Osgood, aged about forty-eight years, and Thomas 
Chandler, aged about fifty years, deposed that about seven 
or eight years since, they were at Thomas Fuller's house and 
the latter asked them to give him leave to cut some cedar 
in the swamp. They told him they had no authority but if 
he would go to Andover, the town might, which he did, and 
offered to buy some but the selectmen refused to sell any, 
etc. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: Capt. James Olliver and Thomas Dexter, jr., ad- 
ministrators of the estate of Thomas Dexter, sr. v. the Town 
of Lyn, or the selectmen, Thomas Layton, Capt. Richard 
Walker, Capt. Thomas Marshall, Ralph King, Samuel Cob- 
bat, William Basset and John Lewis; review of a judgment 
against him at a Court of Assistants in Boston, Sept. 1, 1657, 
which was an action of appeal from the judgment of Salem 
court, 30 :4 : 1657; dated Sept. 20, 1677; signed by WiUiam 
Chard, t for the court; and served by Joseph Webb,t marshal 
of Suffolk, by attachment of common land near the meeting 
house which Lt. Richard Way and Robt. Coats showed him. 

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326 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

John Trumble, in behalf of the town of Rowley. Verdict 
for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants at 
Boston. Thomas Tenny and John Trumble bound.* 

*Writ, dated 1677, signed by Thomas Leaver,t for 

the court, and served by Jeremiah Elsworth,t constable of 
Rowley. 

Letter addressed "For William Tenny, with the rest of 
the select men Anno. 1676, Jan. 5:" 

"Beountifull and loving freinds. 

"Upon the confidence which I have of your candid Accep- 
tance of these lines, I send them to you, with an hearty salu- 
tation: having had good and grownded Information of the 
great care and love of this towne In passing a vote at a publiq 
towne meeting 74 that (by way of gratuity for my comming 
up to serve them) I shoold be allowed fifety pownds per An- 
num during my residence here In the Towne: whose love 
and liberality I cannot but be deeply sensible of, and doe 
gratefully Aknowledge the same and shall manifest my thank- 
fullness In a gratefull Acceptance of their free will offering, 
which gift at this Interim calls for double Acknowledgment 
In that I am Incapacitated to serve your selves & my family 

by providing for the same In that to exercise my self 

In. Now your selves being Trustees to p cherfully 

and unanimously promised least alsoe my self shoold be 
deemed ungrateful to slight the Townes love In their liberall 
gift, and least I shoold neglect all due meanes In providing 
for my family (which he that doth not is reconed worse then 
an Infidell These Inducements premised I thought meet to 
take this opportunity to make a sober and honest demand 
of that which was soe lovingly promised now that your under- 
takings may be as prosperous and your enterprizes as success- 
ful as my Aimes good, and your credit great is my unfeigned 
wishes, who wish your welfare. Yours Jer. Shepard."t 

"With respeckt to mr Shiperds paper whear of he demands 
fifty poonds per anum by vertew of ackt in 74: "the names 
of them who uotted for itt in 74, none; the names of such 
who are now willing it should be payd, none; the names 
of such who wear and are now against it, Thomas Teny, 

William Tenj^, John Haris, John Johnson, John Pickerd, 

halas Jackson, herd lighton, hn Tod, Georg Kil- 

born, Joseph boyntan, Thomas boukbe, ekell Jewit, 

aeon Jewitt, mes barker, sene, william Jackson, 

James bayly, sener, Joseph chaplin, n person, iun, es 

Dickinson, Thomas Leaner, jr., hn hopkinson, then 

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1677] RECOBDS AND FILES 327 

hesktison, n borbank, seneer, thaniell barker, 



rzillah Barker, hn trumble, n Sawyer, Abell langle, 

John Pearson, senior, marke prime, John Baley, John Scails, 
Jeremiah Elsworh. att a leagall towne meeting held the 
18 of ianewary 76 this paper was presented to the toune and 
thear non apeard for paying mr shiperd the 50 pound by 
thear hands but against it are thes names in last row." 

Copy from the town book of Rowley, made Sept. 26, 1677, 
by William Teny,* keeper of the book: "At a legall Towne 
meting held the 16 of IMarch 1676 or 77 it was agreed and 
voted that Richard Swan and John Johnson are chosen by 
the towne to manage any ciuill action or actions that may 
be commenced against the said Tovsiie by m.'' Shepard with 
Respect to claime of stipend or any complaint of his to the 
said purpose and this they may do by themselvs or any per- 
sons they shall se cause to imploy and to manage the same 
by way of apeall or otherwise from court to court till the 
cause be ended and what shall be done by them or either 
of them or any other that they shall implo}^ shall be holden 
good as to all true intents and purposes." 

"at the same meting seuerall of the Towne did disent against 
this act and did declare themselues willing for to pay their 
shares of m"" shephards fiftj^ pounds that he had demanded 
and were not willing to stand suit in the first place thre of 
the selectmen," Samuell plats, Richard holms and Daniell 
wicom, selectmen, and Philip nelson, Corporall northend, Jon- 
athan plats, John acy, Abraham Jewit, , Thomas 

, Ezekell Mighell, Samuell brocklebank. 

John Trumble, [John] Pickard, sr., and Ezekieil Jewit 
testified that of the fifteen who acted in the town meeting, 
the principal ones were Doctor David Benit, John Acy and 
Simon Chapman. The last two instructed Dr. Benit. Not 
any of the persons were qualified according to law to act in 
town business, and there were several in the house who were 
against the proceedings. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Teny, William Teny, John Trumble and Ezekieil 
Jewit testified that upon Mr. Shiperd demanding who were 
selectmen on Jan. 6 or 7, 1676, when the town vote concern- 
ing the 501i. was taken, they desired to know vfho would 
stand by them in not laying a rate for it, whereupon Jeremiah 
Elsweth, constable, offered this vote: "theay that will stand 
by the selekt men in not laying of the said 50 pounds show 
it b}'' such a sign: which note we understood not which way 
it went, nether was it cleclard nor recorded nor desired to 
be recorded," etc. Sw^orn in court. 

Copyt from the Rowley church book of an arbitration 

*Autograph. jThis paper is badly torn. 



328 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Wm. Bowditch v. John Pilgrim. Defamation or slander. 
Withdrawn. 

Henry Gould and wife Sarah, the only child and heir of 
Abraham Warr, deceased v. Mr. John Baker. Special ver- 
dict. If entering upon the estate not having administration 
be according to law they found for the defendant; if it be 
contrary to law, for plaintiff. Court found for plaintiff. 

Richard Knott v. Capt. Joseph Gillam. For abusing him. 
Verdict for plaintiff.* 

given in by John Higgenson, William Hubard, Seaborne 
Cotton, Joshua Moody and John Hale. Mr. Phillips men- 
tioned. Copy made by Samuel Phillips. f 

Mr. Phillip Nelson, Ezekiell Northernd and John Graunt 
testified. Sworn in court. 

Ezekiell Mighell, Simon Chapman, Abell Plats, Robert 
Shillitoe deposed. Sworn in court. 

Tho. Leaver,! clerk of the writs for Rowley, testified that 
the words which were interlined in the attachment written 
for Mr. Jeremiah Shepard were not written by him or by 
his order and he was grieved at the man's boldness, whoever 
he was. Affirmed in court. 

Jeremiah Elsworth, constable, deposed. Sworn in court. 

John Trumble and John Pearson, jr., testified. Sworn 
in court. 

*Writ: Mr. Richard Knott v. Capt. Joseph Gillum; for 
abusing him by falsely imprisoning him and leaving him 
behind in a strange country, namely Lisborne, also to make 
it appear how said Gillum had paid said Knott's wife his 
wages, according to his promise in Lisborne; dated 29 : 4 : 
1677; signed by Hilliard Veren,t for the court; and served 
by Henry Skerry,t marshal. Bond of Joseph Gillam,t with 
Rich. Moref as surety. 

Richard Knott's bill of cost, 21i. 8s. 

John Blake, aged about thirty-two years, Cornelous (his 
mark) Runnells, aged about thirty years, and John Anderson, 
aged about twenty-six years, deposed at Lisborn, July 21, 
1676, that on June 30, 1676, being present with one Richard 
Knott, surgeon, at Mrs. Martin's house at the Rominados 
in the city of Lisburn, there came into their company Mr. 
Joseph Gillam, commander of the good ship called the John 
and Ann, belonging to New England. Knott said to Gillam 
that since he had discharged him from his ship that he should 
pay him his wages according to promise. Gillam replied 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 329 

that he would pay him nothing but would pay it to his wife 
when he reached New England for she needed it more than 
he. Knott replied that he had left his wife as well off as 
Gillam had left his, for she had a good father and mother who 
would not see her want. Also if Gillam would give him a 
note under his hand and pay the money to his wife he should 
be satisfied, which Gillam refused, "then sayd Knott you 
promised me tenn times that you would pay it mee seing I 
want mony for to hire a boy to fetch up my fish, from your 
shipp Gillam tells him that it was not his best way to come 
for it when he himselfe was aboard, for if he did he then threat- 
ned the sayd Knott what he would doe vnto him; Knott 
maketh this answere that he did hope that he would let him 
come to his shipp syde in a boate, he sayd that he might 
doe, but hee should never sett his foote aboard of his shipp 
againe Knott reply es this answere, that he was very well 
contented, for that his sperit could not bear it to be made 
such a foole off, as he did make of his other doctor to be both 
cooke & a cabbin boy. . . . j^resently M'' Gillam went 
out of our company, and presently cometh againe, and brought 
with him an officer and a Negro with him, Charges the sayd 
officer with him who drags the sayd Knott away through 
the streets of Lisburne, and carrieth him vnto a common 
prisson without either bayle or mainprise neither would the 
sayd Gillam suffer the sayd Knott to speake for himselfe, 
where the s'' Knott continued in prisson || for the space || of 
one day and halfe & one night." Sworn, July 23, 1676, in 
Lisborn, before Tho. Maynard, "his Maiesties consull Gen''^^ 
in all the Pvince of Portugalls dominions." Copy made b}^ 
Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Joseph Stocker, aged about thirty years, deposed that he 
was carpenter aboard the John and Ann, and at sea between 
Madera and Lisbao he heard Richard Knott swear that when 
he arrived at Lisbao, he would leave the ship. Also that 
about a week after the ship had been at anchor there, Knott 
went ashore with the commander and did not return for sev- 
eral days or when he came aboard to take his clothes and 
goods. Sworn, Sept. 22, 1677, before Thomas Clarke,* com- 
missioner. 

Joseph Gillam, aged thirty-four years, testified that he was 
master of the ship John and Ann, of Boston, and shipped 
Richard Knot as chirugion to proceed in her from port to 
port on this voyage which was from New England to the 
Isle of Madera. He was to be paid at every third port of 
discharge. After their arrival at Madera, they went to Lis- 
borne with the cargo, etc. When said Knott told him he 

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330 IPSWICH QUAETERLY COURT [Sept. 

would not proceed any further, he complamed to the vice- 
consul who said he would secure him, but deponent thought 
that he would pay him his v/ages, which he did, rather than 
be troubled with him. Deponent being at the He of Shoales 
made oath, Aug. 10, 1677, before Peter Twisden,* com- 
missioner. 

Richard Knott, an Englishman, complained to the English 
consul at Lisborn, July 8, 1676, of his treatment by Capt. 
Gillam, and of his being confined in prison when the other 
ship in which he was to sail was about to depart, and "y'' 
sir as a conservator of the English nation should have care 
of this excesse which is done to him withoute Juditiall order 
but meerly of power." 

"Lett the party answere the reason he has not to pay the 
supplicant which he shall doe in the space of two houres 
after being notified by any officer of Justice, and also lett 
the vice consull shew the grounds and reason wherfore he 
sent him into prisson w^h he shall doe within the sayd terame 
otherwise this shall be dispatched acording to iustice payeing 

for the and expences in prison. [Signed] Ribeero." 

Copy left on file instead of the original, there being another 
action which was not tried, made by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Anthony Sigera, clerk of the baliffs of the city of Lisburne, 
certified that he notified Capt. Joseph Gillam that if he did 
not within two hours pay his debts, he was to appear before 
the magistrate. 

"Lett the dispach"" given be satisfied in the forme wherin 
it is being the vice consull did not notifie himselfe Lisburn 
the 8*h of July 1676. [Signed] Ribero." 

Letter of attorney, June 13, 1674, Joseph Gillamf of Bos- 
ton, mariner, to Mr. John Joyliffe of Boston, merchant. Wit: 
Wi. Kent,* George Monck* and Isa. Addington.* Sworn to 

by the witnesses, Sept. 23, 1677, before Ed . John 

Joyliffe,* on Sept. 23, 1677, deputed Lt. Richard Way of 
Boston to appear for him in this action brought by Knott. 
Wit: Isa. Addington.* Sworn to, Sept. 23, 1677, by Mr. 
John Joyliffe, before Edward Tyng,* assistant. 

Timothy Armitage, aged about thirty-six years, deposed 
that he was on the ship John and Ann, etc. Sworn, Aug. 10, 
1677, before Peter Twisden,* commissioner, said Armitage 
being then on the He of Shoales. 

John Wolcott, aged about thirty-two years, testified that 
he was on the ship John and Ann, etc. Sworn, Aug. 10, 
1677, before Peter Twisden,* commissioner, said Armitage 
being then on the He of Shoales. 

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1677] EECORDS AND FILES 331 

Thomas Hughson v. Anthony Roope, Captain of the John 
Adventure. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

*Writ: Thomas Hughson v. Anthony Roope, Captain of 
the John Bonny Adventure; for withholding six months' 
wages in said ship as boatswain and gunner, also for detaining 
his chest and clothes and turning him out of his employ; 
dated Aug. 2, 1677; signed by Hilliard Veren,t for the court; 
and served by Samuell Beadle, f constable of Salem. Bond 
of Charles Lidgetf and Anthony Roope. f 

Letter of attorney, dated Sept. 24, 1677, given by Charles 
Lidgett of Boston to Leift. Richard Way. Sworn, Sept. 24, 
1677, before Edward Tyng,t assistant. 

Tho. Huson's bill of cost, 21i. lis. lOd. 

Robert Cannon deposed that he being on board the ship 
Boneadventuer, Capt. Anthony Roope, commander, was 
between decks with the boatswain and saw the latter's chest 
which had cloths and a runlet in it. After Roope had turned 
the said boatswain out, he came to deponent at Salem, being 
a friend of his, and they went to Marblehead, where they found 
the Master at Norman's. Deponent asked him why he 
had sent the boatswain ashore and he said that he should 
never go in the ship again and refused to let him get his clothes 
whereby he had been prevented from entering any man's 
employ but has been kept in Salem. Sworn in court. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Hewson which was de- 
tained by Anthony Roop: a Chest covered with a hide. Hi.; 
1 Coate & 2 payre of Briches, 31i.; a Greeke watch Coate, 
21i.; a Dowless shirt and a new blew shirt, 12s.; a Blew payre 
of Briches and a Canvess payre of Briches & 2 Wastcoats, 
Hi. ; a hat and a Tennis Cape, 6s. ; a bed, Blankett and f ether 
pillar. Hi. 10s.; a Gooners Scale & hights & compases, 10s.; 
a payre of silver Buttons & a bill of forty shillings to bee 
paid in Boston, 21i. Is. 6d.; a 4 gallon Runlett & a 3 Gallon 
Runlett and a Jarr, 6s.; 2 payre of stockins and a payre 
of shoes, 8s.; a sarge Jackett and a shollone to Line a Coate 
and a striped pillibare. Hi.; a Fishing line and hoocks, 3s.; 
total, 131i. 16s. 6d. Sworn in court. 

Danil Evins, John Pagin and Thomas Griffin, deposed that 
when the "bossin" was discharged, he went ashore in the 
ship's "bott" with a couple of the ship's hands. Also Abram 
Mathews testified that the Master charged the mate not to 
suffer the boatswain to go on board, and the mate in like 
manner charged the carpenter. Sworn, 11:6: 1677, before 
Wm. Hathorne,t assistant, 

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332 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Wm. Longfellow v. Hugh Marsh. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

Daniell Evanes, Ja. Davis and Wm. Pace deposed that 
Tho. Huson, boatswain, came aboard the ship, Feb. 1, 1676, 
at Gravsend. Sworn, 18 : 6 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,t 
assistant. 

Anthony Roope deposed that Thomas Huson left the 
ship when by agreement he was to go to Bilboa and London, 
there to be discharged and paid. Sworn, 31 : 6 : 1677, before 
Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

Abrah. Mathews, mate of the John Booneyventure, de- 
posed. Sworn, 31:6: 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,t assist- 
ant. 

Danill Evans, carpenter, aged about twenty years, John 
Pagan, aged about twenty-six years, and Thomas Grifing, 
aged about seventeen years, deposed that the boatswain 
absented himself at Boston and at Marblehead, etc. Sworn, 
3:7: 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

*William Longfellow's bill of cost. 

Wm. Chandler, aged sixty years, deposed that about Sept. 
8, 1676, he was employed to take out 2 butts of Avine from a 
leanto of Mr. Henery Sewall's for Hugh March, sr., of New- 
bury, one of which was safely put into the cart. The other, 
a very crazy butt, was taken out of the leanto and setting 
the tail of the cart as near the door as they could, for want of 
help and the butt wanting a considerable quantity of beiiig 
full, as it was being put into the cart the head flew out upon 
deponent. Also Mr. Wm. Longfelloe had a funnell standing 
upon a cask and was drawing out of said butt when deponent 
came and all the time he was there, until deponent undertook 
to remove the butt, saying he v/as reserving wine out of it 
for his wedding. The wine lost flew through the leanto into 
the kitchen to the fireside. Mr. Longfellow came out of 
the house and told deponent to take notice that he had de- 
livered the wine. The wine was in pipes, not butts, as pre- 
viously testified. Hugh March, jr., testified to the same, 
and also said that he was in the house about half an hour 
before Goodman Chandler came. The wine was drawn down 
about nine inches from the chine. Sworn, ,Sept. 24, 1677, 
before Jo. Woodbridge,t commissioner. 

Joshua Richardson of Newberry, aged about twenty-eight 
years, deposed that Mr. Longfellow meeting him in the high- 
way desired him to go with him to Hugh Marches to be a 
witness to the agreement, which was that if the wine should 
be lost in the house it was Longfellow's and if out of doors, 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 333 

John Lee v. Mr. John Giffard. For not paying 401i. in 
cash. Verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of 

Assistants.* 

it should be Marches. When the cart came home he helped 
to unload it, etc. Sworn, Sept. 26, 1677, before Jo. Wood- 
bridge,! commissioner. Joseph Richardson, aged twenty- 
two years, testified to the same. 

Joseph Richardson testified that March acknowledged that 
the price of the Passado wine was agreed upon to be 151i. 
in silver money and the Phiall was 81i. in silver per the pipe, 
and for what was taken out that it did not arise to the full 
measure, Mr. Longfellow was to abate for it according to the 
price he gave for the pipe. Sworn, Sept. 26, 1677, before Jo. 
Woodbriclge,t commissioner. 

Thomas Woodbridge and William Chandler deposed that 
about ten months since Mr. March desired them to go into 
his cellar and guage a butt of wine that he bought of Mr. 
Longfellow, which measured ninety-one gallons. Sworn in 
court. 

Henery Sewall, aged about sixtj^-five years, deposed that 
on Nov. 6, 1676, Hugh March, jr., John March, William Chand- 
ler and Robert Came came to his house where his son Long- 
fellow^ was and demanded two pipes of wine, etc. Sworn in 
court. 

Mrs. Mary Woodbridge, aged about twenty-five years, de- 
posed that the agreement was that the Fiall wine should be 
at 18d. per gallon and the Pasado wine at 2s. 9d. per gallon. 
Sworn, Sept. 26, 1677, before Daniel Denison.f 

Robert Came, aged about eighteen years, deposed that his 
master Hugh Marsh, sr., etc. Sworn in court. 

Judeth Thurley deposed that Mr. William Longfelow said 
at her husband's house, etc. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, without signature or service. 

Clement Coldom, aged about fifty-three years, testified 
that last summer before Salem court John Lee and Mr. John 
Gifierd came to his house and the former showed an execution 
subscribed in Marshal Waight's name deputing said Lee to 
serve it on Henery Dispawe, and at the same time there was 
a trunk of glasses in deponent's house which he bought of 
Dispoye. Gifford ordered Lee to serve the execution on the 
trunk, but deponent prevented him, Gifford saying that he 
need not be afraid of Samuel Apelton, Dispaw or deponent, 
etc. Deponent met Lee again at the widow Hathorn's, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

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334 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Mr. Francis WainvvTight v. Clement Gross. Debt. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff.* 

Mr. Francis Wainwright v. Robert Cox. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff. 

John Knight, sr. v. Samuell Watts. For not delivering a 
black horse. Verdict for plaintiff.f 

*Writ, dated Aug. 31, 1677, signed by Ephraim Turnor,| 
for the court, and served by Returne Waite,J deputy marshal 
of Suffolk by attachment of the dwelling house and grounds 
of defendant in Boston. 

Francis Wainwright's bill of cost. Hi. 16s. lOd. 

Clement Grose, Dr. June 8, 1676, to 200 bushls. of malt 
at 3s. 9d., 371i. 10s.; 23 : 4 : 76, to 194 1-2 bushls. of malt 
at 3s. 9d., p. Cows, 361i. 9s. — d.; 18 : 7 : 76, to 100 bushls. 
of malt at 3s. 9d., p Cows, 181i. 15s.; 21 : 12 : 76, to 100 bushls. 
of malt at 3s. 9d., p Cows, 18 li. 15s.; 13 : 1 : 76-7, to 29 bushls. 
of malt at 3s. 9d., p Cows, 51i. 8s.; total, £116. 18s. — d. 
Sworn by Giles Cows and Thomas Numarch before Daniell 
Denison.J 

Cr., Aug. 4, 1676, to money to myself and pd. Mr. Joliff, £55. 

fJohn Knight's bill of cost, "for feching old Weats and 
his Sonn befor captin saltinstall neer 4 mils," etc., 21i. lis. 
2d. Bond, dated Oct. 27, 1672, given by Samuel WatesJ 
and Samuell (his mark) Giell, jr., both of Havarcl, to John 
Knight of Newbery, for 131i. 14s., in pork by barrel at Robert 
Clemanses now dwelling house or sent down to Newbury and 
Indian corn. This pay was for two oxen received of John 
Knight. Wit: James Pecker| and John (his mark) Heathe, 
jr. Sworn, Oct. 3, 1676, before Nath. Saltonstall,t com- 
missioner. 

Nath. Saltonstall,! commissioner, certified that as near as 
he could tell on account of blots on the back of the bill, there 
was written "This 25 of December 74 Recieved by mee 
Jno. Knight of y'' one half of this bill within written of Sam'' 

Gild by Goodman of a steere in y'' possession & 

y^ other steere in y'^ hands of Nath'' Ayer, the wittnesse Re- 
ceived eighteen shillings." John Knight owned that he had 
endorsed the receipt of one steer received of Samll. Gild, sr., 
for his son, etc. 

Robert Ayers testified that by order of the Court of Assist- 
ants he seized a black steer of four years old in possession of 
Robert Clemens of Samuell Gills, jr.'s estate which steer he 
heard Samuell Gild, sr. say he had delivered to John Knight of 

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1677J RECORDS AND FILES 335 

Mr. Wm. Bowditch v. John Pilgrim. Debt. Withdrawn. 

John Pilgrim v. Wm. Bowdish. Debt. Withdrawn. 

Robert Hooper and Elizabeth, his wife v. Edward Hock- 
man and Richwood, his wife. Slander. Withdrawn. 

John Pickring v. Sergeant Thomas Clarke. Appeal from 
a judgment of Major Generall Denison, Esq. Verdict for 
defendant, the confirmation of the former judgment.* 

Newbery as part pay for his son Samuel's debt to Knight. 
Sworn, Sept. 19, 1677, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

John Knight's account, received 1 steer, 41i.; by Goodman 
Starling, 18s.; 2,006 feet of pine boards dd. at Newbery, 51i. ; 
a great black steer, 51i.; total, 141i. 18s. 

Robert Ford deposed that on Sept. 12 or 13, he told John 
Knight that forgery might be proved against him for writing 
something upon the bill which Sam. Watts gave him about 
the horse and read John Kent's evidence. He answered 
that he only mended a letter or two that were dark, and that 
he did not intend anything wrong. Sworn, Sept. 24, 1677, 
before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Robert Clement deposed that he had in his yard a steer of 
Samll. Gild, jr.'s which had formerly been in the hand of 
Nathaniel Ayers, etc. Daniel Clement testified to the same, 
Sept. 24, 1677, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

James Sanders testified that carrying a raft of boards from 
Jno. Haseltine's to Newbery in the summer of 1677, Jno. 
Knight with others of Newbery were there to receive boards 
and after he had gone Sam. Watts told deponent that he 
had some more boards at Sterling's for said Knight. De- 
ponent received them for said Knight to the number of forty 
which amounted to above a thousand feet. Further at Bos- 
ton being in discourse with Jno. Knight at the time of the 
trial of Sam. Gild, jr., for his life, etc. Sworn, Sept. 25, 
1677, before Nath. Saltonstall,t commissioner. 

Daniel Ela deposed that the same day that Robert Ford, 
constable of Haverhil, attached Samuel Watts, John Knight 
being at deponent's house, asked to borrow an inkhorn which 
he had of John Kent, etc. Sworn in court. 

*Sargeant Thomas Clarke'sf answer to John Pickerens 
reasons of appeal: "Imp: Whereas the Appealant alledgeth 
in his first Reason, That he never knew that he had a son so 
called, and a horse so detained: We say that reason is utterly 
falce, as doth appeere by the Testimonies of Tho. Clarke, and 

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336 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Jonathan Clarke at the tryall of the said Action; Therefore 
good reason your Appealant should be so sentenced, 21y. 
Whereas y^ Appealant alledgeth y* he thought to haue found 
y^ Plaintiff there, but as your appealant saith did not find 
him, it is utterly falce as did appeare by the Major Generalls 
Answere unto y'^ Appealant, and the Law Cited by the Appeal- 
ant, saith. If no plaintiff Appears for to prosecute then the 
defendant to haue cost. But the plaintiff there did prossecute 
upon the first call: Therefore we see no reason of Appeale. 
But hope y* this honoured Court and Jury will so Cause to 
Confirm y^ former Judgement with an Addishion. 31y. We 
answere our Attachment is rightly specific and in it briefly 
specifieth for what who is your Appealant and detained our 
horse and receiued money for keeping of y^ said horse as doth 
appear by Tho. and Jonathan Clarke, their Testimonys 4*'^ 
We Answere unto his fourth reason That he did detaine our 
horse and by so doing detained my son Freeman Clarke 3 : 
or : 4 : dayes as doth Appeare by ye Testimonies of Tho: 
and Jonathan Clarke: And therefore we humbly Conceiue 
this honoured Court and Jury may hereby find reason to 
confirm ye honoured Major Generalls Judgement which hath 
not give more then our damage hath been. 

"5*^. We Answer y* your Appealant hath done ye de- 
fendant great wrong he having as doth Appeare taken into his 
Custyty our horse and money for pay for keeping ye said 
horse and we could not haue him upon demand which is con- 
trary to the custume of our English Nation for goods Com- 
mittee to an Inkeeper is to ye end they may be secured and 
returned to the owner upon demand. The horse was de- 
manded as doth Appeere by ye Testimonies of Tho: and Jon- 
athan Clarke at which demand, he who Commited the horse 
to John Pickeren and his horselour could not haue his horse 
in two or three dayes after nor could haue no sattisfaction 
for y« detaining of him only bad Language. 61y And if we 
may be our own Judges as your Apealant hath undertaken for 
to be bis: we then say we are damnyfied to ye valine of 20 : 
or 30 : shillings and we crave ye benifit of y' Law which giues 
Juryes leue to augment or Abate upon Appeales. 7'^. where- 
as ye Appealant pretends great damage hath been done to him 
which I answere That to be utterly falce for we demand our 
Just due which we would haue taken Avith losse to ourselves 
And whereas he pretends that ye officer was hailing of him 
to Jayle, it was for his doing ye Marshall wrong and not 
for ye Security for this Action for 5 : shillings for ye first 
would haue relased him from this Action: Therefore we 
leaue it to your honours Consideration, who is the most 
vexatious man." 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 337 

Samuell Bishop v. Theophilus Willson. Appeal from a 
judgment of Samuell Symonds, Esq., Dep. Govr, Verdict 
for plaintiff, the reversing of the former judgment. 

Ebenezer Hathorne, executor to John Hathorn, deceased 
V. Paul Willson. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

Robert Lord, marshal v. John Vinton. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff. t 

Robert Lord, marshal v. Edward Richardson, James Ord- 
way and John Pearson. Debt. Withdrawn. 

John Pritchett v. Samuell Browne. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff. I 

Mr. John Gifford, Andrew Peeters and Symon Tuttle were 
bound for said Gifford. 

John Line dying intestate, court granted administration 
of his estate to John Wainwright and ordered him to bring 
in an inventory to the March court. 

James Fooard dying intestate, court granted administration 
of his estate to John Wainwright and ordered him to bring in 
an inventory to the March court. 

Tadeus Brand dying intestate, Capt. Thomas Marshall was 
appointed administrator of his estate and was ordered to 
bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 

Deacon Goodhue had his license renewed for a year. 

Thomas Judkin had his license renewed for a year to keep 
ordinary, also his license to draw liquors renewed for one year. 

Quartermaster Perkins had his license renewed for a year, 
also his license to draw liquors. 

John Sparke had his license renewed for a year. 

*Bond, dated Mar. 22, 1674-5, given by Paul Wilson§ of 
Chairlese Towne, to John Hathorne of Lin, for 25s. in silver. 
Wit: John Pemberton§ and Isaac Smith. § 

fBond, dated Mar. 30, 1677, given by John Vinton§ of Tops- 
field to Robert Lord, marshal of Ipswich, for the payment 
of 20s. to Richard Semons and 20s. to Bellringer. Wit: John 
Browne. § Sworn in court. 

tBond, without date, given by Samll. Browne§ of Salem to 
John Pricket of Topsfeild, for a cow. Wit: Ephraim Dor- 
man§ and Joseph Pricket.§ Sworn, 27 : 7 : 1677, before Wm. 
Hathorne, § assistant. 

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338 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Sept. 

Mr. Wainwright had his license renewed for a year. 

Mr. John Browne dying intestate, court granted adminis- 
tration of his estate to Hanah Browne, widow, who was 
ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 

Walter Roper was released from training, paying a bushel 
of Indian corn a year. 

Mr. Thomas Woodbridge was licensed to sell wine and 
liquors, as other traders, for a year. 

After the verdict of the jury was given in, in the case be- 
tween Mr. Shepard and the town of Rowley, court understood 
that there were but eleven of the jury and it was ordered that 
the case should be heard over again with a full jury. 

John Knowlton acknowledged judgment to merchant Fran- 
cis Wainwright before Major Hathorne in wheat and barley. 

Upon petition of Richard Kent of Newbury to have the 
division line run between Newbury and Rowley in Plumbe 
Island, court appointed Major Robert Pike, Ens. Thomas 
Howlett, Daniell Pearce, Ezekiell Northend and John Pickard 
a committee to effect the same, at the charge of Richard Kent. 

Thomas Thurlah being bound over to this court for mis- 
demeanors in his house, was convicted and it was ordered 
that he keep ordinary no more. For selling wine and liquor 
without license, he was fined. 

Lawrance Clenton and Mary Woodden, bound over for 
fornication, confessed, and he was ordered to be severely 
whipped. 

Mary Woodden, for fornication, was ordered to be whipped. 

John Hunkins, being the reputed father of Hanah Ha}'- 
ward's child, was ordered to pay 40s. to Wm. Hayward for 
keeping the child to this day and 2s. a week by the month 
until the court take further order, and to be committed to 
prison till it be done. Joseph Lee was bound for said Hunkins. 

John How, for cursing speeches against the woman, was 
fined, and upon the second presentment for warning meetings 
on the Sabbath days, was admonished. 

Court ordered that no execution be served on Jonathan 
Platts for the bill of cost put in by Mr. Phillip's the last ses- 
sions. 

Jonas Gregory, the whipper, for abusing the court, in not 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 339 

performing the duty of his office upon Lawrence Clenton, was 
sentenced to be whipped. 

Haniell Bosworth's daughter's fine was remitted. 

Laurance Clenton was committed to Mr. Perkins to serve 
out his fine. 

John Browne of Ipswich dying intestate, administration 
upon the estate was granted to John Browne, his eldest son, 
who produced an inventory amounting to about 45011. The 
estate was ordered to be divided as follows: besides the 501i. 
each, paid or designed to be given by the father to his two 
daughters, Jacob and Thorne, he shall pay within one year 
to each of them lOli.; to his brother Nathaniell who hath 
already received upon his marriage 20011., they see no cause 
to allow more; the rest of the estate, houses, lands, cattle, 
goods, etc., were ordered to said John Browne, provided the 
houses and lands were bound to pay to his mother 161i. per 
annum and a room in the house with necessary furniture 
during her life, and also pa}^ such legacies as she shall be- 
queath at her death to her children, not exceeding the value 
of 211i. 

Susanah Rogers, deceased, having made a writing as a will 
which was presented to this court and no executor named, 
court granted administration of her estate to John Rogers, 
son of Susana Rogers, the estate to be ordered according to 
the said writing. 

Court held at Hampton, Oct. 9, 1677. 

Jury of trials: John Severans, foreman, Tho. Mudgett, 
John Hoyt, jr., Tho. Barnard, John Samborn, Godfrey Deare- 
borne, John Clifford, sr., Morris Hobbs, sr., Peter Foulsham, 
Moses Levitt, Daniell Lad, jr. and Tho. Hartshorne. 

Grand jury: WilKam White, foreman, Willi. Osgood, sr., 
Samll. Felloes, sr., Joseph French, sr., WilH. Barnes, John 
Hoyt, sr., Humphrey Wilson, Robert Page, Willi. Fuller, 
Nathl. Batcheller, Nathll. Weare and Tho. Whittier. 

John Hendrick v. Robert Downer. For withholding three 
pounds due for a month's work three or four years since when 
he was framing or building a house for Hugh Marsh at Nuberie. 
Verdict for plaintiff. 



340 HAMPTON QUARTERLY COURT [Oct. 

Joseph Grele v. Willi. Allin, sr., and Jerimie Allin, his son. 
For the son's taking away a horse without his knowledge 
and not returning him. Verdict for plaintiff, the horse to be 
returned within one month if the horse be sound and well, if 
not to pay 51i. in corn or neat cattle.* 

Benjamin Allin v. Samll. Severans. For 2,000 pine boards 
delivered at Exeter by Moses Gillman, to be delivered at 
Boston, which had not been received. Verdict for defendant. 
Joseph Bond v. John Wells. Debt. For non-payment of 
41i. in barley, malt or Indian corn to Capt. Paul White of 
Nubery. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Isaac Green v. Mr. Tho. Woodbridg. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff. 

Richard Morgan v. George Jones. Defamation. For call- 
ing him foresworn rogue and foresworn cur, to his great re- 
proach. 

Samll. Levitt v. Edward Hilton. Trespass. For mowing 
a parcel of meadow which he bought of Mr. Person lying 
upon Exeter river upon the first creek below Willi. Hilton's 
house, and for carrying away the hay. Verdict for defendant. 

Samll. Levitt v. Charles Runlett. Debt. For 1,500 white 
oak pipestaves. Verdict for plaintiff. 

*Phinip Grely and Joseph Tru deposed that Jeremy Allin 
offered to give for this horse in controversy a three year old 
heifer and a four year old steer before he was lost. Sworn in 
court. 



From Samuel Dalton's Commissioner Records. See ante, vol. V, p. 235. 

Wm. Allin, sr. v. Sarah Taylor; for going from his service in a disorderly 
way and for accusing his wife of cruelly beating her; judgment, that the 
girl went away disorderly and she was found guilty of many contrary tales, 
that she had met with evil counsellors which was the main trouble, and 
that in the complaint against Goodwife Alhn for cruel correction, there was 
found no legal conviction but considering the poverty of the girl's relatives, 
each party was to pay his own charges, also that Ann Person, the girl's 
mother, take care of her in the futiu-e to see that she be placed out in some 
godly family, and in the meantime to refrain from the company of Goodwife 
Houldredg and Susan Buswell. 

On July 5, 1677, Returne Johnson appeared without summons and owned 
that he was much distempered with di-ink upon June 25, and was fined. 

On 26 : 5 : 1677, Jonathan Thing and Mary Gilhnan, both of Exeter, were 
married. 

On Aug. 25, 1677, Ezekiel Coffin, a soldier, was accused by Abr. Drake, 
sr., of stealing a new shirt from his orchard upon Aug. 24, which he owned 
he did, and he was fined and admonished. 



1677] RECORDS AND FILES 341 

Robert Smith v. Nathll. Batcheller. Trespass. For claim- 
ing his land which he had of Tho. Moulton and possessed it 
long before Mr. Timothie Dalton possessed the house and 
land that was Tho. Moulton's, which land lay between two 
highways in the east field near the meadows. Verdict for 
defendant. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. 

Robert Smith and Jno. Redman bound. 

John Palmer v. Moses Gillman. For withholding satisfac- 
tion for two cows which he bought of said Palmer about eight 
or nine years ago. Verdict for plaintiff, to be paid in pine 
boards at 40s. per thousand. 

Phillip Grele v. Robert Ring. For 45 bushels of Indian 
corn. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

Phillip Grele acknowledged judgment to Capt. Tho. Brad- 
bury. 

Nicolas Lissen acknowledged judgment to John Allin. 

Administration upon the estate of Tho. Barnard, sr., late 
of Amsberie, who was killed by the Indians, was granted to 
Elener, the relict, and she with as many of her husband's 
children as she could get were ordered to come to the next 
Salisbury court for a division of the estate between the chil- 
dren and the widow. 

Ephraim Winsly was sworn sealer and searcher of leather 
for Salisbury for the ensuing year. 

Major Pike, Mr. Tho. Bradbury and Henry Brown were 
confirmed as commissioners to end small causes for Salisbury, 
the two former being sworn, Oct. 11, 1677, before Capt. Sal- 
tonstall and Mr. Samll. Dalton. 

Dorothie Hoyt, called into court upon her presentment for 
putting on man's apparel, made default, she having gone out 
of the county. Her father, John Hoyt, appeared and owned 
the fact, manifesting Dorothie's repentance, and desiring to 
fall under the penal part of the sentence. It was ordered 
that she be apprehended as soon as she returned, and be se- 
verely whipped unless her father forthwith pay a fine of 40s. 
in corn or money. t 



*Philip Grele's bill of cost, 4s. 

fWarrant, dated Aug. 20, 1677, and summons to witnesses, 
Amos Singletary, Joseph Peasley and Mary Sargent, signed 



342 HAMPTON QUARTERLY COURT [Oct. 

Hanna Clement, for fornication, was ordered to be severely 
whipped or pay a fine. 

Ephraim Marston and Abiell, his wife, convicted of fornica- 
tion, were fined, to be paid in corn. 

Tho. Davis, presented for speaking unseemly words, was 
admonished. 

Mary Runlett, wife of Charles Runlett, convicted the 
second time of fornication before marriage, was ordered to 
be severely whipped or pay a fine. 

All lands of Peter Jonson of Hampton, late deceased, as 
expressed in the inventory of his estate, were ordered to be 
responsible for the bringing up of her children, four in number, 
and for the payment of their portions when they come to age. 
The sureties, William Samborn and John Moulton, were 
discharged. 

Leift. Ralph Hall owned that he had made an agreement 
with Ephraim Foulsham with relation to the maintenance 
of the child of which said Ephraim was charged with being 
the father of -by Paltiell Hall, daughter of said Ralph, and 
that he now assumed the whole charge. 

John Severans was licensed to keep the ordinary for Salis- 
bury until the next Salisbury court. 

Upon request of Sarah Bradbury, Mr. John Pike, her uncle, 
was appointed her guardian and he was ordered to put in 
security at the next Salisbury court. 

Mr. Jno. Stockman was appointed guardian of Anne Brad- 
bury, and he was ordered to put in security at the next Salis- 
bury court. 

Administration upon the estate of Edward Colcord having 
been granted by Hond. Samll. Symonds, Esq., Dep. Govr., 
and the Hond. Daniell Denison, Major Genii., to his father 
Edward Colcord, on July 7, 1677, he presented an inventory 
and was bound, with Richard Currier, as surety. 

Mr. Thomas Thurton, attornej^ to his father and mother 
Tho. Thurton and Susanna Thurton, the latter being sister 

by Tho. Bradbury,* for the court, and served by Tho. Sargent,* 
constable of Amesbury. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 343 

to Giles Fuller of Hampton, deceased, was confirmed by the 
court as apparent successor in his mother's behalf, he giving 
bond, with Henry Roby of Hampton as surety, to secure the 
estate unless some other appear with a better right, he paying 
what should be due to the administrators who had the estate 
in their hands. 

Joseph Peaslie's bond for good behavior was discharged. 

Upon motion of Capt. John Whipple of Ipswich, adminis- 
trator of the estate of Gilbert Willford, court ordered him 
to make publication according to law at the several places 
mentioned of the death of said Wilford, and that his estate 
is looked upon as being insolvent, so that the creditors might 
be satisfied. Capt. Jno. Appleton, Deacon Wm. Goodhue 
and Sergt. Tho. Waite of Ipswich were appointed a committee 
to hear the claims of the creditors at said Whipple's house 
in Ipswich and settle them. 

Elizabeth Parker, for stealing 16s. from Byly Dudley, as 
by her own confession, was ordered to pay three-fold or be 
whipped immediately after lecture. 

Elizabeth Perkins w^as appointed administratrix of the estate 
of Abraham Perkins, jr., late of Hampton, deceased, and her 
father Thomas Sleeper gave security that she would attend 
the next court at Hampton for the division of the estate. 

Hester Swett was appointed administratrix of the estate of 
Capt. Benjamin Swett of Hampton, late deceased. 

Court ordered that a rate of 301i. be made to defray the 
county debt. 

Ordered that 10s. be given to servants where the court lodged, 
at the discretion of the Treasurer. 

Timothy Hilliard was appointed administrator of the 
estate of his brother Benjamin Hilliard, with Tho. Philbrick as 
surety on his bond. 

Elizabeth Quenby was appointed administratrix of the 
estate of Robert Quenbie, deceased. 

Venire, dated, Aug. — , 167 — , for Eamsbery trial jury men. 

Venire, dated Aug. 20, 1677, for three Salisbury trial jury 

men, signed by Tho. Bradbury,* recorder, and served by 

*Autograph. 



344 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Nov. 

Court held at Ipswich, 6:9: 1677. 

Obadiah Bridges dying intestate, administration upon his 
estate was granted to Elizabeth, the widow, who was ordered 
to bring in an inventory to the next Salem court. 

Upon complaint of John Howard, the selectmen of Rowley 
from time to time are enjoined and impowered to provide a 
place of habitation for him and employ him to the best ad- 
vantage for him and the town. 

Rachell, wife of Laurance Clenton, desiring to be divorced, 
court declared that this court could not grant it, and asking 
for maintenance from him according to former engagement, 
court ordered that said Laurance pay her 50s. upon demand. 

Jacob Addams and his wife, presented for fornication, were 
ordered to be severely whipped unless they pay a fine of 51i. 

Mr. Roger Darbie and his wife, presented for not going to 
the public meeting on Sabbath days, were fined. 

John Lee was freed of his bond for good behavior. 

Samuell Lad was fined for misdemeanors.* 

James Tenny was fined for drunkenness by the Major 
General. 

Robert Crose, for breach of the peace, was fined. 

Mr, John Paine, late of Boston, dying intestate, Elizabeth 
his wife was appointed administratrix of his estate, and she 

Ephraim Winslej^,t constable of Salisbury, who returned the 
names of Cornett Jno. Severence, Ensign Wm. Buswell and 
Tho. Muggett. 

*Franses Thurla, aged about forty-five years, and Ane 
Thurla, his wife, testified that in the evening after Mr. Long- 
felow's vessel was launched, about nine or ten o'clock, and 
after he and his family were in bed, having shut the door and 
bolted it, Samuell Lad of Haverhill and Thomas Thurla's 
man, Edward Baghott, came to their house. One or both 
of them went into the leanto where their daughter Sarah lay, 
and having awakened her urged her to rise and go to her 
aunt's, telling her that she was very sick. Whereupon de- 
ponent arose and seeing one at the door reproved him for 
being there, and mistrusting that there was one with his 
daughter, as he went to light a candle, Samuell Lad leaped out 
of the house. Sworn in court. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 345 

presented an inventory, excepting the debts which she sup- 
posed to be many, exceeding the value of the estate. Court 
appointed according to the law, Capt. John Appleton, Capt. 
John Whipple and Deacon Goodhue to examine the claims 
of the several creditors and to allow such as they find clear 
and unquestionable debts. They were to make return to 
the next Ipswich court, when court would make proportionate 
division of the estate. This order was to be posted in Boston 
and Ipswich and the three next adjacent towns. 

Martha Rogers, aged about sixteen years, chose her mother 
Mrs. Margrett Rogers as her guardian, and she was also 
appointed guardian of the other children of Mr. Ezekiell 
Rogers who were under age, Nathaniell, Ezekiell, Timothy 
and Samuell. 

Whereas Nicolas Batt of Newbury is lately deceased and 
the law gives liberty to prove a will before two magistrates, 
the clerk John Webster, who married the eldest daughter of 
said Batt, came to the Worshipfull Major Generall Denison, 
Esq., and desired that no such will might be proved in private 
without his or his wife's knowledge, as they had something to 
say. They were so advised by the Honored Major Generall 
to have this caution entered. 

Edith Dodge dying intestate, administration upon her 
estate was granted to John Dodge, and Zachariah Herrick, 
who were ordered to divide the estate according to the mind 
of said Edith declared in a paper. 

Court held at Salem, 27 : 9 : 1677. 

Judges: Samuell Symonds, Esq., Deputy Govr., Majr. 
Genrll Daniell Denison and Major Wm. Hathorne. 

Grand jury: Andrew Mansfeild, Georg Keaser, John Massey, 
Antho. Buxton, Jere. Meachum, Job Swinnerton [Georg 
Michell. — Waste Book], James Simonds, Peeter Woodbery, 
Robert Elwell, James Dennis, Charles Gott, Robert Rand, 
Mathew Farrington, Hen. CoUens, jr., and Wm. Bennett. 

Jury of trials: Mr. Samuell Ward [Mr. Timothy Lindall, 
Mr. Jon. Higgenson, Walter Fairefeild. — Waste Book], Jere- 
miah Neale, Edw. Flint, John Norman, Frances Nursse, 
Edw. Woollen, Edward Dodg, Joseph Allen, Samll. Cobbitt, 
Ensign Bancroft, Moses Chadwell and Theophilus Bailye. 



346 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

James Browne, attorney of Benjamin Mazure v. Phillip 
English. Verdict for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court 
of Assistants. Said English bound, with Phillip CromAvell, 
as surety.* 

*Writ: James Browne, attorney to Benjamin Masure v. 
Phillip English; for his perfidious and fallacious act in de- 
manding 71i. of Benjamin Masure for the passage of Jane 
Masure, his sister, and arresting him for that amount and 
keeping him prisoner, until at last Masure was forced for want 
of sureties to compound with said English to give him a bill, 
which is now sued for, when it now appears that Jane Mazure 
was Englishes servant and was to remain his servant till her 
passage was paid, therefore it was a cheat, after the death of 
said servant to demand her passage of her brother; dated 
5:9: 1677; signed by Hilliard Veren,t for the court, and 
served by Henry Skerry, f marshal of Salem, by attachment 
of land of defendant near Marvellhead ferry. 

James Browne's bill of cost. Hi. 12s. 6d. 

Philip English's bill of cost, 9s. 4d. 

Phillip Legroo, aged about sixteen years, testified that when 
Jane Margery came aboard their ketch, he asked her why she 
came to New England and she replied that her brother Ben- 
jamen Margery had sent for her to come and that he would 
pay for her passage. She also said that she went to depon- 
ent's father's house to meet with Mr. Philip English and agreed 
to go, her brother agreeing to pay 71i. for her passage, by 
letter which she showed. Sworn in court. 

Letter of attorney, dated Oct. 27, 1677, given by Benjamin 
(his mark) Mazare of Salem, seaman, to James Browne of 
Salem, glazier. Wit: Hilliard Veren, sr.,t and Larains Masury. 
Sworn in court. 

"escrite le 28 iour de mar 1677 

"Au nom de dieu se soit mon frere benienmin ces deux 
petis mos sont pour vous faire savoir de ma bonne sante 
grace adieu ie pries dieu quel en soit ainsi de vous tous nos 
bons amis de Jerze sont en bonne sante grace a dieu les quels 
se recommande bien a vous en prians dieu qu il vous soit bien 
et a vos frere en general es quels vous feres mes humble baise 
mains en leur declarant le desir que iay de leur prosperite 
pria dieu iour uellement pour eux pour vostre seur Jenne elle 
setoit loues a philipe lenglois a mon apcence de quoy iesut 
marries mais il salut quelle senbarquas moy en voj^ans cela 
ie lasiste son bien de toute sorte de harde pour leutre tien 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 347 

de soucorps et lay bailie un cofre de deus lequ ie mis plasieur 
petite harde que ie vous avois en voies par reconoissance. 

"Autre chose pour Ie present sinonque ie de meure vostre 
humble et hobeisante seur rachel luce veuue de edouar Ie 
messarier." 

Mary Morall owned in court that the foregoing was the 
letter that she mentions in her oath and of which she broke 
the seal when it was brought to her with other letters by Tho. 
Vely. 

[Translation of the foregoing letter.] 

"Written y« 28 of March 1677 

"In the name of god be this, — Brother Benjamin These 
Two Small words are to acquaint you of my good health Thanks 
be to god & I pray god that it may be y'^ same of you all o'' 
Freinds of Jarse thankes be to god are in good health who rec- 
ommend them well to you & to yo"" Brothers in generall to 
whom my humble baise mains, declaring to them y® desire 
I haue of theire prosperities, prayeing God dayley for them; 
as for yo' sister Jane, she was bound to phillip English in 
my absence; at w''*' I was troubled but I seing that shee must 
be embarqued, did Furnish her very well with all sorts of 
necessaries for her Apparrell & gaue her a coffer in w'=^ I putt 
seuerall small cloaths w*^"" I sent to you for a Token not elce 
for present but that I remayne yo'' humble & obedient sister 

"Rachell Luce widow of 

Edward Le messarier." 

"Superscribed 

"The present be giuen to Benjamin Le Messurier 

"Liueing in Salem In New England." 

John Massure, aged about nineteen years, deposed that 
he heard his father in Jersey say that he had bound Jeane 
Masere, sister of Bengamin Masere, a servant to Phillip Eng- 
lish, then bound to New England. Deponent being in the 
same vessel at sea, heard English, then master, own that she 
was his servant and he saw her wear the clothes of the dead 
maid. Sworn, 1:9: 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Peeter Britton, aged eighteen years, deposed that he was a 
passenger on the ketch and heard Benjamin Marzeury's 
sister say before she was taken sick that she would be free 
when she came to New England for her brother had sent her 
a letter that he would paj^ for her passage. Sworn, 8:9: 
1677, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Marj^ Morell, aged about thirty years, testifieth that Thomas 
Velley brought her about six letters for her to read the super- 
scription, in order to know for whom they were and this letter 
to Benjamen Mazare was one. Sworn in court. 

*Autograph. 



348 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Tho, Woodbery v. Richard Stackhouse. Review. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. 
Roger Hoskins and Frances Collins, surety.* 

Richard Harris, aged about twenty-seven years, testified 
that the maid Avho died at sea, sister of Benjamen Magere, 
he heard Phillip English say was his servant and it was his 
loss, but he had heard of a letter that was written by said 
Benjamin offering to pay for her passage and he would try 
to get half. Also said English divided her clothes among 
his other servant maidens. Sworn, 1:9: 1677, before Wm. 
Hathorne,t assistant. 

Ezekiel Cheever, aged twenty-two years, testified that 
he was at work in his shop on lecture day the latter end of the 
summer, when John Tuckerman of Boston with two strangers 
came to his shop and left six letters desiring him to deliver 
them to the parties to whom they were sent. Deponent said 
he did not know them but his landlord was a Jerseyman and 
he would deliver them to him which he did. Deponent could 
not read the superscription on them because they were French, 
but he heard his landlord say that one of them was for Benja- 
min Megere. Sworn in court. 

EUener Clarrke, aged about sixteen years, deposed that 
being servant to Mr. Phillip Ingles coming from Jersy, etc. 
English gave her one of Jane Mazary's waistcoats after she 
died. Sworn in court. 

Mary Pary, aged about seventeen years, testified that she 
being in Jarsay at the house of Philip Lagrove with Mr. Philipe 
English to have her indenture made, Jane Mesure brought a 
letter which she said she had received from her brother, etc. 
If her brother were dead before she arrived, she was to serve 
Mr. English six years, etc. Sworn, Nov. 9, 1677, before 
Moses Mavericke.f 

Mary Pary testified that being one of those who tended 
her in her sickness, Jane desired that those who tended her 
should have what was left in her chest of her clothes, giving the 
key to deponent. They were not worth 20s. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated 20 : 9 : 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,t 
for the court, and served b}^ John Sampson, f constable of 
Beverl3^ 

Richard Stackous' bill of cost, Hi. 5s. 

Thomas Woodbery's bill of cost. Hi. 19s. 6d. 

Copy of the record and files in this action on 26 : 4 : 1677, 
made by Hilliard Veren,t cleric. 

Hannah Travis, aged about eighteen years, deposed that 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 349 

she heard her mother Stackhose call Thomas Woodbury 
into her house and tell him that he might take the sail, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

John Stone, aged about fifty-five years, testified that Wood- 
berey told him last fall in the time of the mackerel season 
that Roger Hoskin put ashore part of a sale in his fish 
house, etc. Sworn, 23 : 9 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,* 
assistant. 

Susannah Stackhouse, aged about sixty years, deposed that 
she would deliver upon oath all the sail that Hannah Travis 
brought to her house, etc. Sworn, Nov. 27, 1677, before 
Samuel Symonds,* Dep. Governor. 

Jonah Johnson, aged about twenty-eight years, deposed 
that he being at sea with Humpheri Woodbury in the ketch 
William and Mary, they split their mainsail in an ordinary 
gale of w4nd, the bolt rope breaking, and that the sail and 
rope were so bad that they were not fit to go to sea. Also 
that Thomas Woodbury owned to him that he had cut a top- 
sail out of the middle of this old sail. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Patch, aged about thirty-nine j^ears, deposed that 
Woodburj^ said that he had taken out about thirty yards from 
the sail for other uses. Sworn in court. 

Nehemiah Grover, aged about thirty years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

W^illiam Huper, aged about thirty years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

John Hill, aged about forty-two years, deposed that being 
at Thomas Woodbury's fish point, etc. Sworn in court. 

Humfre Woodberry, Nicolus Grove and Benjamin Small 
appraised the bolt rope at 8 or 10s. and the mainsail at 58s. 
Sworn, 8:8: 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

John Sampson, aged fifty years, deposed that when Wood- 
bury refused to accept the sail he brought, Goodman Stack- 
house put it into a sack again and bade him take his course. 
Sworn in court. 

Roger Haskings, aged about thirty-four years, deposed that 
he brought a parcel of sail from Boston for Richard Stackhouse 
in the ketch Dolphin, which sail he landed at Thomas Wood- 
bury's point and induced John Hull to carry it into said Thom- 
as' warehouse, it being a good burden for a man. Sworn in 
court. 

Hannah Harris, aged about thirty years, deposed that 
being at her father's house when Hannah Travis brought the 
sail, she judged it to be about twenty yards, etc. Sworn in 
court. 

*Autograph. 



350 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Mr. Hen. Seawell v. Mr. Wm. Longfellow. Verdict for 
plaintiff.* 

Elizer Keaser v. William Beale [sr. — Waste Book], With- 
drawn. 

Hugh March v. William Longfellow. For withholding a 
debt. Verdict for plaintiff.f 

Mr. John Baker, sr, v. Hen. Goold. Unjust and illegal de- 
priving him of a just acquittance. Verdict for defendant. | 

*Writ: Mr. Henry Sewall v. Mr. William Longfellow; 
debt, which should have been paid by bill of exchange in 
England to Capt. John Hull of Boston; dated Nov. 12, 1677; 
signed by Anthony Somerby,§ for the court; and served by 
Joseph Pike,§ constable of Newbery. 

fWrit, dated Oct. 13, 1677, signed by Jo. Woodbridge,§ 
commissioner, and served by Robert Lord,§ marshal of Ips- 
wich, by attachment of a "Neager servant" and three cows. 
"M"' Longfellow said the neager was his & the said neager 
said he was Longfellows whoe had bought him of his father 
m^ Sewall." 

"October the 3 77. M'' March sir pray y" be pleased to 
pay to M"" Tho. Woodbridge three pounds in silver and place 
it to the account of yo'' freind Willm. Longfellow."! Tho. 
Woodbridge's§ receipt, dated Oct. 5, 1677. 

Hugh Marches bill of cost, 21i. 7s. 4d. 

Mary Williams, aged about sixteen years, testified that 
Mr. William Longfellow of Newbery usually came to her 
master's house, Mr. Marches, and called for wine, beer, victuals 
and cider and sometimes for rum, and it used to be put on an 
account for he never paid money. He had done this for two 
years, and she had carried him many a pint of liquor, so that 
the account must have been large. Sworn, Nov. 26, 1677, 
before Jo. Woodbridge,§ commissioner. 

Hugh March, jr. and Jno. March testified to the same. 
Sworn, Nov. 26, 1677, before Jo. Woodbridge, § commissioner. 

Tho. Woodbridge, aged about twenty-eight years, testified. 
Sworn, 27 : 9 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,§ assistant. 

tWrit: Mr. John Baker, sr. v. Henry Gould; for unjust 
and illegal depriving him, and that with the conspiracy and 
aid of Sarah, his wife, of a full and legal acquittance made 
by the said Sarah to said John concerning accounts between 
them of the whole estate that said John had in his hand that 
belonged to her father Abraham Warrs; dated Nov. 19, 1677; 
signed by Samuell Symonds,§ for the court; and served by 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 351 

Robert Lord,* marshal of Ipswich. Bond of Henry (his mark) 
Gould, with Henry Benet* and Phillip Fouler,* as sureties. 

Warrant, dated Sept. 20, 1677, for Mr. John Baker, sr.'s 
appearance at Ipswich court upon complaint of Henry Gould 
and wife Sarah, only child and heir of Abraham Warr, for 
seizing her father's estate, being neither executor nor adminis- 
trator, signed by Robert Lord,* for the court. 

Henry Gould's bill of cost, 21i. 4d. 

Ensign Goold's bill of cost, 14s. 2d. 

Robert Lord,* marshal, on Nov. 17, 1677, attached a cop- 
per at 51i. 10s., and land at 31i. per acre, in all 141i., in satis- 
faction of the execution. 

John Browne deposed that about four years ago he wrote 
a full discharge between Mr. John Baker, sr. and Sarah Warr, 
now wife of Henry Gould, by which she discharged said Baker 
from all demands, she then receiving a bed and other goods, 
and deponent heard her declare that it was her act and deed. 
Sworn, 25 : 7 : 1677, in Ipswich court. Copy made by Robert 
Lord,* cleric. 

Abraham Warr's debts, 1654: payd to Mr. John Paine, 15s.; 
to mee of old, 18s.; wine & cakes at her travell, 3s. 6d.; her 
coffin, 9s. 6d.; wine & cakes, Hi. 2s.; the midwife Mrs. Smith, 
5s.; Given other women, 5s.; for makeing 2 coats & 4 shifts, 
2s. 4d.; a sheete, 4s.; to Thomas Perkins, 4s. 4d.; Moses 
Pengrj^, 2s. Id.; Goodman Morse, 2s.; Mr. Smith, 2s. 6d.; 
Goodman Roffe, 2s.; Goodman Preston, 2s. 6d.; Mr. Waldo, 
9s. 9d.; Mr. Symonds, 3s. 4d.; Goodman More, Is. lOd.; 
Mr. Browne, 4s. 6d.; Mr. Bartholmew, IH. lis. 3d.; Good- 
man Rowell, 5s.; Mr. Jewett, 14s. 3d.; John Warner, 3s. 
8d.; Goodman Douglas, 2s. 8d.; Goodman Gage, 15s.; wid- 
dow Whipple, 7s. 6d.; to the Deacons, 6s.; Mr. Wilson, 
10s.; John Knowlton, 6s.; Mr. Treclwell, 7s.; Goodman Lu- 
mas, 2s.; Goodman Lord, 2s.; for 23^ years keeping his 
daughter before he took her away, lOli.; her fine at court, 
31i. 15s.; Goodwife Harris for healing her, 10s.; keeping her 
and her boy 2 yeares at 18d. per week, 71i. 16s.; for my son 
John keeping her boy 2 yeare more at 12d., per week, 51i. 
4s.; for 8 barrells & pailes & keeler & 2 barralls of syder yt. 
Josia Clark paid, 31i. ; flockbed & boulster & pillow & Rug, 31i. 
6s.; 2 sheets & one Iron pot, 14s.; for 2 blanketts, 8s.; table, 
chest, chaire, 8s.; cord & matt bedstead, 8s.; total, 471i. 6d. 
Copy made by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Copy of record of the Ipswich court, Sept. 25, 1677, in a sim- 
ilar action, made by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Joannah Smith, wife of Thomas Smith, Elizabeth Perkins, 
wife of Jacob Perkins, and Jane Jordon, wife of Francis Jor- 

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352 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

don; testified that Alic€ Ward, widow, upon her death bed, 
being of perfect memory, committed her daughter-in-law 
Sarah Ward, to John Baker and EHzabeth his wife. Saici 
Sarah's estate was to bring up the child in the fear of God. 
She gave to Elizabeth Baker her keys and desired her to 
settle her affairs. Sworn, 27 : 1 : 1655, in Ipswich court. 
Copy made, Feb. 28, 1675, by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Copy of the inventory of the estate of Alice Ward of Ipswich, 
widow, taken 23 : 11 : 1654, made Feb. 28, 1675, by Robert 
Lord,* cleric. 

Thomas Baker and John How testified that they heard 
Baker and Gould discussing the estate, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Baker, jr., of Ipswich and Catherine, his wife, testi- 
fied that about four years past, Sarah Warr, now wife of 
Henry Gold, gave acquittance to Mr. John Baker, sr., which 
was put into deponent's box but is now gone. Also that John 
Browne and John Pemertun were witnesses to the acquittance. 
Sworn, Nov. 6, 1677, before Samuel Symonds,* Deputy 
Governor. 

Thomas Lovell, sr. and Phillip Fowler, jr., deposed that 
they judged the house and lands of Abraham Warrs, who is 
long since dead, worth 601i., if the house is as good as when 
Warr died. Sworn, Nov. 26, 1677, before Daniel Denison.* 

Katherine Baker, wife of Mr. John Baker, jr., deposed 
that she was present and heard her father Mr. Baker say that 
there were more pounds in the account than there were in the 
inventory. Henry Gould said that he would not go to law and 
Baker agreed to give him 20s. at Deacon Goodhew's. Gould 
said also that if Mr. Baker would come to Mr. Symonds' 
house they would get the Deputy Governor to write an ac- 
quittance between them, etc. Sworn, Nov. 19, 1677, before 
Samuel Symonds,* Dep. Governor. 

Deborah, wife of John Knolton, deposed that Sarah, wife 
of Henry Gould about two years ago brought a writing to her 
house and desired her to read it and after she had read it, said 
Sarah asked her if it were the acquittance that she gave to 
her master Baker and she said it was. Then Sarah offered 
to throw it into the fire but deponent told her she should not 
throw it into the fire in her house. She left the house and 
presently Henry Gould came and took the acquittance and 
threw it into the fire saying he was as glad to get it as if one 
had given him five pounds, etc. Sworn, Nov. 5, 1677, before 
Samuel Symonds,* Dep. Governor. 

John Baker, jr., and Katherine, his wife, aged about twenty- 
eight years, deposed that Sarah Warr, dwelling with CorpU. 
Whipple desired Mrs. Baker, sr., not to get a maid for she 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 353 

William Beale v. Elizer Keaser. Withdrawn.* 

John Martin v. John Roe. Debt. Verdict for plaintiff.f 



would come to live with her again when her year was out at 
Whipple's. So when the year was out she came to their 
house and Hved with her old Mrs. Baker about three years. 
After that she lived with said deponents about three years 
more, they paying her for the first two years ten pounds, and 
for the third, said Sarah Warr being with child and often ill, 
50s. Deponents also testified that Henry Gold and Sarah Warr 
living together in deponent's house, they heard Gold tell 
Sarah that if she lived in some houses they would make her 
pay lOli. per year for keeping her child. Also that Sarah 
Warr was upward of twenty-three years of age when she gave 
Mr. Baker the acquittance of the whole estate of Abraham 
Warr. Sworn, Nov. 19, 1677, before Samuel Symonds,| 
Dep. Governor. 

Sarah Gould, aged about thirty-five years, deposed that 
" Sarah Wars now Sarah Gould Lining with my Father Baker 
was by my mother brought up at scoule a considerable Time: 
and many times my Mother did bid her take a booke and 
read when she did Leaue and would not goe to scoule but 
could not p'swasd her to mind her booke and Larne with all 
y^ paynes they could take with her and the scoule dame namely 
M^s Willson tould mee that she would haue my Mother take 
her home for she was discourisied with her for shee did beleue 
shee would not Larne." Also that when Sarah was about 
eighteen years old, she went to Corpl. Whippell to live a 
yearly servant but before her year was out she came crying 
to deponent's mother to take her again. 

John Gould and Sarah Gould testified that the first bastard 
that Sarah Warr had was bound to us and it proved so trouble- 
some that they ought to have been paid ten shillings per week. 

Thomas Baker and John Gould testified that their sister 
Baker, etc. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: William Beale v. Eliezer Keiser of Salem; for re- 
fusing to reckon and for detaining unjustly a bill given upon 
a mistake; dated Sept. 25, 1677; signed by Moses Mavericke,! 
for the court; and served by Henry Skerry,| marshal of Salem. 

tWrit, dated Nov. 5, 1677, signed by Moses Maverick, J 
for the court, and served by Henery Skerry,! marshal of 
Salem. Bond of John (his mark) Roe, with Rune [Renald?] 
KeUie and Frances (his mark) Johnsone, as sureties. 

John Martine's bill of cost, Hi. 5s. 4d. 

Bond, dated Aug. 12, 1672, given by John (his mark) Roe 

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354 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Frances Parnell v. Benjamin Ganson. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintifif.* 

Edmond Bridges, attorney of George Dean, Mr. John 
Ruck, Mr. Bartholmew Gedney and Mr. John Higgenson v. 
John Griffin. Debt. Withdrawn. f 

to John Martine, for 47s. Wit: Richard Oliver J and John 
Archer, t 

*Writ, dated 20 : 9 : 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Henry Skerry, | marshal of Salem. 

Bond, dated July 3, 1677, given by Ben. Ganson| to Thomas 
Ives, for what Frances Parnall should earn of him this year in 
going to sea in his employ, which was 31i. per month. Wit: 
Walter (his mark) Mungy. 

John Lambert, jr., aged about forty-eight years, deposed 
that being at the house of Benjamin Ganson about the latter 
end of May, he heard him agree with Frances Parnell to go 
to sea with him upon a fishing voyage at 31i. per month, and 
to bear all charges, except that said Francis was to find himself 
craft. Sworn in court. 

John Simson, aged about twenty years, testified that Franses 
Parnell was five months on the voyage. Sworn, 26 : 9 : 1677, 
before Wm. Hathorne,| assistant. 

Thomas Ives, aged about thirty years, deposed that Parnall 
brought Benja. Ganson to his house and desired him to stand 
engaged for him to deponent and to pay him as he earned it, 
because he was not able to pay him at present. 

Rachell Penly, aged sixty years, deposed that Master 
Ganson, etc. Sworn in court. 

Mary Clarke, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

Benjamen Ganson, aged about thirty-six years, deposed. 

fWrit, dated 19 : 9 : 1677, signed b}^ Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by John How,| deputy for Henery 
Skerry, t marshal of Salem, by attachment of land and orchard 
of defendant. 

George Dane, aged about forty years, deposed that he had 
often demanded the bill, and at one time Ruck & Co., sent 
him in a vessel on purpose to bring home the pay but upon 
their arrival at Bradford, could get but little from Griffin, 
and they had agreed to pay him lOli. to make the voyage, 
whether he received the pay or not. Sworn in court. 

Wm. Dicer, aged about forty years, deposed that he and 
Georg Dane, master of the vessel, were sent on one of Mr. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 355 

Tho. I very v. Henry CoUens, sr. Withdrawn.* 
Tho. Edwards v. Robt. Gamon. Withdrawn.! 
Phillip English v. Benjamin Mazure. Debt. Verdict for 
defendant. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Said 
English bound, with Phillip Cromwell and Joseph Lee, sure- 
ties. | 

Ruck's vessels to receive of John Griffin of Bradford, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

Letter of attorney, dated Mar. 23, 1676-7, given by John 
Rucke,§ Bartholomew Gedny,§ John Higginson,§ and George 
Deane,§ joint partners, to Edmond Bridges of Salem. Wit: 
John Putnam, 1 1 Maneseth Marston,|| Willm. Hathorne, jr.|| 
and Garves Johnes.|| Sworn, 17 : 3 : 1677, before Wm. Hath- 
orne, || assistant. 

John How, aged about thirty-six years, deposed that he 
went up to Bradford with Edmon Bridges to John Grefin's 
house and the latter told them that as they had power of 
attorney, he would tender pipestaves and pine boards at the 
landing place, etc. Sworn in court. 

Bond, dated Apr. 27, 1674, given by John Griffing§ of 
Bradford, for 511i. 10s., payments due Ruck & Co. for goods 
sold for them, to George Deane and partners, to be paid in 
pipestaves, provisions, and pine boards, to be delivered on 
board a vessel at any convenient landing place in Haverhill 
or Bradford. Wit: Thomas Wasse.jl Sworn before Nath. 
Saltonstall,|| commissioner. Receipt of George Deane, || dated 
Nov. 27, 1674, for six bushels of Indian corn, on this account. 

*Writ: Thomas Ivery v. Henrey Collins, sr.; for cutting 
timber trees and barking them, laying claim to the land; 
dated Nov. 21, 1677; signed by John Fuller, || for the court; 
and served by John Bullord,|| constable of Linne, by attach- 
ment of defendant's dwelling house. 

fWrit, dated Nov. 6, 1677, signed by Ephraim Turner, || 
for the court, and served by Richard Way,|I deputy for Rich. 
Wayte,|| marshal of Suffolk. Bond of Robert Gammon, || 
with Henery (his mark) Adams, surety. 

IWrit, dated 29 :8 : 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,|| for 
the court, and served by Henery Skerry, || marshal of Salem. 
Bond of Benjamin (his mark) Mazure, with James Browne|| 
and Edmond Bridges] | as sureties. 

Bill of cost of Philip English, Hi. 2s. 6d. 

Bill of cost of James Browne, attorney to Benjamen Ma- 
zary, lis. 8d. 

§ Autograph and seal. || Autograph. 



356 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Mr. Samll. Gardner, sr,, attorney and joint executor with 
Left. Geo. Gardner to Mr. Thomas Gardner v. John Pudney. 
Verdict for defendant. Appealed to the next Court of Assist- 
ants. Tho. Gardner, sr. and Samll. Gardner, jr. bound.* 

Henery Skerry, marshal, aged about seventy-five years, 
deposed concerning serving the writ. Sworn in court. 

Bond, dated July 27, 1677, given by Benjamin (his mark) 
Marzeury of Salem, fisherman, to Philip English of Salem, 
mariner. Wit: Henry Skerry, sr.,t Arthur Greayf and Wm. 
Bowditch.f Sworn before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

James Browne, aged about thirty years, deposed that when 
Marshal Skerry arrested Benjamin Mazurj^ for the passage 
of his sister Jane, he asked leave of deponent to pass through 
his shop and he arrested him in deponent's yard. In the 
evening Masury told deponent that he gave the marshal a 
bill for 31i. 10s., and that he would not have done so, but 
he was engaged on a fishing voyage and could not go to prison. 
Sworn in court. 

Henry Skerry, marshal, aged about seventy-five years, de- 
posed. Sworn in court. 

*Writ, elated 14 : 9 : 1677, for rent of house and land, signed 
by Hilliard Veren,t for the court, and served by Henery Skerry,t 
marshal of Salem, by attachment of land of defendant near 
Samuell Aborn, sr.f 

John Pudney's bill of cost, 8s. 

Samuell Gardner's bill of cost, Hi. 7s. 

Letter of attorney, dated July 14, 1677, given by George 
Gardner,! sometime of Sallem, now of Harford, Conniticot, 
to his brother Samuell Gardner, joint executor with him of 
their father's estate. Wit: Thomas Gardner, sr.f and Samuell 
Gardner, jr.f Sworn, 26 : 9 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,t 
assistant. 

Lease, dated Mar. 1, 1672, given by Thomas Gardner, sr.J 
of Salem, "farm lett" to John Pudne| of Salem, husbandman, 
his now dwelling house in Salem, with all his land in North 
field, about 20 acres, also his 10 acres of meadow near Anthony 
Needham's in Salem, for seven years from Apr. 15, 1672, 
at llli. per year, and two barrels of cider, said Gardner fur- 
nishing the cask, of which 41i. were to be paid in wood at 8s. 
per cord, 40s. in butter and cheese, with one firkin of butter, 
40s. in pork, and the remainder to be paid in corn. Said 
Pudney was not to remove any muck, and Gardner reserved 
the right to take the meadow near Needham's if he so de- 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 357 

Hugh March v. Wm. Chandler. Verdict for defendant.* 
Mr. Charles Ledgit v. Tho. Hughson. Review. Verdict 

sired, abating 31i. per year for the same. Wit: Thomas 
Gardner, jr.f and Isack Cooke. f 

John Pudney'sf account of what he had paid toward the 
rent of the farm: Fourteen cord of wood at 8s., delivered at 
Mr. John Grafton's, 5H. 12s.; pork, 4H. 10s.; cheese and 
butter, 41i. ; for carrying downe a meale Through an Iron 
pott, 2 crotches & a pole to sett wood against & 2 quarts 
Caske from Goodman Golthright's, 5s.; to a Roasting pigg, 
2s.; to a doz. of pigeons. Is.; 2 pound of Butter, Is.; a pecke 
of green pease & 1 pecke of Beanes, Is.; 2 Bush, of Turneps, 
2s.; Butter & mony paid to Sam. Gardner, 21i.; 4 Bushells 
of Turneps, 4s.; a Leane pigg to said Gardner, 12s.; to Build- 
ing a Cow house, 21i. ; 4 Barrells of syder carried into old Mr. 
Gardner, as agreed, ; total, 191i. 10s. Sworn in court. 

*Writ: Hugh March, sr., of Newbury v. William Chand- 
ler of Newberry; for carelessly or wilfully staving a butt of 
Passado wine, worth 151i., which he was entrusted as a cooper 
to secure; signed by Jo. Woodbridge,t commissioner, and 
served by Joseph Pike,t constable of Newbery, by attach- 
ment of defendant's dwelling house and house lot or home- 
stead adjoining. 

William Chandler's bill of cost. Hi. 14s. 

Willm. Longfellow, t aged about twenty-six years, deposed 
that he was present when the wine was loaded and never heard 
of any agreement concerning the pipe of wine. Deponent 
sued March for but 91 gallons at 2s. 9d. per gallon. Sworn 
Nov. 29, 1677, before Daniel Denison.f 

Daniell Wycom testified that he heard Mr. March say that 
he never sent his son to call Goodman Chandler and did not 
employ him. Marshal Lord testified to the same. Sworn 
in court. 

Henry Short, aged about twenty-five years, deposed that he 
was at Mr. Seawal's house when Mr. March sent for the wine 
he bought of Mr. Longfellow and as they were handling the 
wine, Hugh and John, sons of March being present, one of 
the latter told Goodman Chandler, the cooper, that if he raised 
the butt the way he was about to raise it, that it would burst 
because that was the weakest side. Nevertheless Chandler 
went his own way, saying he had handled many a pipe of wine 
and never had one break, but it did break and the wine flew 
out. Sworn, Nov. 22, 1677, before Jo. Woodbridge,t com- 
missioner. 

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358 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

for defendant, confirmation of the former judgment. Ap- 
pealed to the next Court of Assistants. Mr. Tho. Woodbridg 
and Leift. Richd. Way bound as sureties.* 

Mr. Tho. Woodbridg v. Robt. Clements. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff, t 

Mr. Tho. Woodbridg v. Abraham Whittaker. Debt. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff. I 

*Writ, dated Boston, Oct. 2, 1677, signed by Ephraim 
Turnor,§ for the court, and served by Henery Skerry,§ marshal 
of Salem. Bond of Tomas Hewson,§ with Edmond Bridge,§ 
William Swetland§ and John (his mark) Cooke, as sureties. 

Charles Lidget's bill of cost, 21i. 5s. 6d. 

Thomas Huson's bill of cost, Hi. 8s. 4d. 

Copy of Ipswich court record and papers of Sept. 25, 1677, 
in an action, Thomas Hughson v. Anthony Roop. 

Nath. Beadle testified that he being in company with An- 
thony Rope, etc. Sworn in court. 

Richard Norman, deposed that he went with Anthony 
Roop to see Hewson, the boatswain, but he said he would 
desert the voyage and not be commanded by such a man as 
the master was. Sworn, Nov. 27, 1677, before Daniel Deni- 
son.§ 

John Harris testified. Sworn, Nov. 27, 1677, before Daniel 
Denison.§ 

Charles Lidget testified that he went with Roop to the 
Honble. Governor at Boston where Roop complained of some 
of his seamen for disorderly conduct, whereupon the Governor 
issued a warrant for Thomas Hewson, etc. Sworn in court. 

Wm. Hathorne,§ assistant, certified that a warrant was 
issued for Hewson, but the constable returned that after 
diligent search the man was not to be found. 

fWrit, dated Nov. 21, 1677, signed by Nath. Saltonstall,§ 
for the court, and served by Robert Ford,§ constable of Haver- 
hill, by attachment of 20 acres of land of defendant's near the 
house of John Page, sr., in Haverhill. 

Bill of cost of Tho. Woodbridge, Hi. 5s. 8d. 

Bond, dated Mar. 4, 1672-3, given by Robert Clement§ 
of Haverhill to Mr. Thomas Woodbridge of Newbery, for 
41i. 12s. 3d., to be paid in wheat or Indian corn. Wit: Nath. 
Saltonstall§ and Thomas Whittier.§ Sworn, Nov. 22, 1677, 
before Nath. Saltonstall,§ commissioner. 

tWrit, dated Nov. 21, 1677, signed by Nath. Saltonstall,§ 
for the court, and served by Robert Ford,§ constable of Hav- 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 359 

Mr. Tho. Woodbridg v. Ezra Rolfe. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff.* 

Mr. Tho. Woodbridg v. John Simpson. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff. t 

Mr. Tho. Woodbridg v. Moses Oilman. Debt. Non- 
suited. J 

Jon. Blano v. Mr. Ralph King. Withdrawn.! 

Mrs. Eliza. King, relict and executrix of the estate of Mr. 
Daniell King, and Ralph King, Daniell King and Ezekiell 
Needham, guardians of the children of Hanna Blano, daughter 
of Daniell King, deceased v. John Blanoe. Special verdict. 
If Blanoe were a lawful heir to the estate, they found for 
defendant, if not, for plaintiff. Court gave judgment for 

erhill, by attachment of the house, land and a cow of de- 
fendant's. 

Thomas Woodbridge's bill of cost, Hi. 9s. 8d. 

Bond, dated Apr. 10, 1677, given by Abraham Whitegar 
of Haverill to Thomas Woodbridge of Newbery, for 51i., in 
corn. Wit: Peter Toppan,|| Philip Grelee|| and Henry Am- 
brose. || Sworn, Nov. 26, 1677, before Jo. Woodbridge, 1 1 com- 
missioner. 

*Writ, dated Nov. 21, 1677, signed by Nath. Saltonstall,|| 
for the court, and served by Robert Ford,|| constable of Haver- 
hill, by attachment of one black cow and a young heifer. 

Thomas Woodbridge's bill of cost. Hi. 8s. 8d. 

Bond, dated Sept. 22, 1677, given by Ezra Roffe|| of Haver- 
ill to Tho. Woodbridge of Newbery. Wit: Richard Dumer|| 
and Henery Jaques.|| Sworn, Nov. 26, 1677, before Jo. 
Woodbridge, 1 1 commissioner. 

fWrit: Tho. Woodbridge of Newbery v. Jno. Jimpson of 
Emsbury; debt; dated Sept. 24, 1677; signed by Jo. Wood- 
bridge, || commissioner; and served by Tho. Sargent, || com- 
stable of Amesbury, by attachment of defendant's house and 
land. 

Thomas Woodbridge's bill of cost, Hi. 5s. 8d. 

Bond, dated Sept. 24, 1677, given by Jno. Jimpson of 
Emsbury to Tho. Woodbridge of Newbery, for 51i. 15s. in 
staves. Wit: Samll. Lowle|| and Tho. Crosbie.|| Sworn, 
Nov. 26, 1677, before Jo. Woodbridge, 1 1 commissioner. 

JMr. Gillman's bill of cost, swearing before Mr. Dallton, 
etc., Hi. 7s. 

§Ralph King's bill of cost. 

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360 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. John 
Blanoe bound, with Edmond Bridges, Mathew Woodwell 
and Mathew Price as sureties.* 

*Writ, dated 19 : 9 : 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,t for 
the court, and served by Henry Skerry,t marshal of Salem. 
Bond of Jno. Blaney.f 

John Blayny's bill of cost, 41i. Is. 4d, 

Bill of cost of the guardians, 21i. 15s. 6d. 

Letter of attorney, without date, given by Elizabeth (her 
mark) King, widow of Daniell King to her son Ralph King. 

Copy of will of Mr. Daniell King, proved 26 : 4 : 1672, in 
Salem court, made by Hilliard Veren,t cleric. 

Copy of papers in a similar action brought, July 18, 1676, 
and 26 : 4 : 1677, in Salem court. 

Phillip Welsh and Hannah his wife testified that they had 
had Sarah, the youngest child of Hannah Blainer, deceased 
about a year and a quarter for v/hich they were to have 4s. 
6d. per week for nursing her, to be paid in money of which 
they had received but about 41i. 17s. 9d. and about four cords 
of wood at 9d. per cord as it was standing. Also that about 
seven weeks since the father of the child desired Ralph King 
to take the child and they carried her to said King who asked 
them to keep the child for him and he would pay it. He had 
paid 20s. toward the keeping since that time. 

Hannah, wife of Phillip Welsh, aged about thirty years, de- 
posed that about one week since Edward Richards came into 
their house in the night, it being very cold, and asked for the 
child that she had to nurse of Mr. John Blaine's, and she told 
him that unless Mr. Blaine came for it, he should not have it. 
Then Richards laid hold of the child's arm and head and 
would have pulled it from her but when he could not, she turned 
him out of the house. Richards told afterward that if he 
could have gotten the child that she might have sucked 
her fingers for her pay for the keeping of it. Sworn in court. 

Samuell Pike, aged about twenty-three years, and Michaell 
Bowden, aged about twenty-five years, deposed concerning 
going with Edward Richards to Welch's house, and that 
they offered said Welch twenty cords of wood at the landing 
place at Forest river as pay for the nursing, or if that would 
not suffice a yoke of oxen to make it up, each to choose a man 
to value them, but Welch refused, etc. Edward Richards, 
aged about sixt}'' years, deposed the same. Sworn in court. 

John Lewis, aged about forty years, and William Basset, 
ST., aged about fifty-eight years, testified that upon request of 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 361 

Robt, Hooper, agent for the Town of Marblehead v. Edw. 
Holman. Verdict for defendant.* 

Mr. Ralph King and Ezekell Nedham, he went with them to 
the house where John Blayne dwelt and demanded the estate, 
that is the farm called by the name of Darlin's farm, of which 
the houses and fences were ruined and the wood and timber 
carried away, and he refused it. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Hebard and wife Elizabeth affirmed that they were 
living in the house of Mr. John Blano and that he hired their 
sister Hannah Graves to look after his family which she did 
to the utmost of her power, until the time when she went away. 
She would not have gone had it not been for her mother-in- 
law, and she had nothing against Blano. Also Blano hired 
said Elizabeth Heburd to take care of his children, and they 
wanted for nothing but were maintained as well as most 
children. He caused to be made up a piece of cloth to clothe 
his children. Further that little Bettie King came for his 
daughter Hannah unknown to Blano and never came but 
once since and then said Blano supplied her with what she 
v\'anted. Sworn in court. 

George Darling, aged about sixty years, and Engrome 
Moodie, aged about sixteen j^ears, deposed that being neigh- 
bors of Mr. John Blano that they never heard him or the 
children complain of not having food and raiment, and said 
Blano provided as well for them as anj^ other man thereabouts. 
He had several times bought quarters of mutton, butter, 
cheese and milk for them. Sworn in court. 

Samuell Pike, aged about twenty-three years, and Michaell 
Bowden, aged about twenty-five years, deposed that they 
being neighbors of Mr. John Blano, etc. Sworn in court. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Purchas, aged about forty-eight years, de- 
posed that John Blano had received of her for the use of his 
family linen and woolen to the value of forty-eight shillings, 
and she had also knit stockings for him and his children. 
Sworn in court. 

The guardians' declaration: that Daniel King left to his 
daughter, Darlings' farm, so called, and she having deceased 
without a will, her children inherited the estate; that John 
Blano had spent the estate by drinking rum and strong drink, 
etc. 

John Blanye'sf answer to the declaration: that he paid 
lOli. per year rent for the farm; "it will be euident that I 
haue not nor will I dispose of it for RUM &c. as the plaintiff 
from his durty mouth with other filth cast at mee," etc. 

*Writ, for fencing in a cove and land against Robert Hoop- 

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362 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

er's house, appropriating the town's right, dated 21 : 9 : 1677, 
signed by Thos. Fiske,"" for the court, and served by John 
Stasey,* constable of Marblehead, by attachment of the 
dwelling house and land of defendant. 

EdAvard Homanes bill of cost, 31i. 7s. 

Vote of the town, dated Nov. 19, 1677, to sue Edward 
Homan, sr., at the next Salem court, and appointing Robert 
Houper as their attorney. Copy made by Moses Mavericke,* 
Nov. 23, 1677, and signed by Moses Mavericke,* John Peach, 
sr.,* Nathanel Walton,* Richard Reith* and Thomas Petman,* 
selectmen. 

Deed, dated Feb. 2, 1659, given by William (his mark) 
Pitts of Bostone, merchant, and wife Susanna, to Christopher 
Lattamore of Marblehead, all his housing, with upland, 
swamps, marsh and stage land in Marblehead, now in posses- 
sion of said Lattamore. Wit: Hope Allen, Abraham Haukins 
and Richard Genett. Acknowledged, Feb. 2, 1659, before 
John Endecot, Governor. Copy made by Hilliard Veren,* 
recorder. 

John Coyte of Marblehead, on 28 : 9 : 1649, sold to William 
Pitt, all his houses, his third part of the stages with the land 
adjoining, two acres of marsh, eight acres of upland upon the 
neck, for llli., as by a writing dated Feb. 9, 1647. Copy 
made by Hilliard Veren,* recorder. 

Moses Maverek, aged about sixty-six years, and John 
Peach, sr., aged about seventy-four years, having lived in 
Marblehead forty-four years, and John Peach, jr., aged 
about sixty years, having lived in Marblehead thirty-nine 
years, deposed that the land in controversy from Robert Hoop- 
er's house down to the cove, with the privileges, and the land 
about said cove, belonged from the time abovesaid to the 
time that Edward Holman fenced it in, to the town. Edward 
Read, aged about sixty-three years, having lived in Marble- 
head about forty years, testified to the same. Sworn in court. 

Jams Denis, aged about thirty-five years, and John Hooper, 
aged about thirty-six years, and Erasimus Jams, aged about 
forty-one years, deposed that Holman fenced in this land the 
past spring. Sworn in court. 

" Att A Generall Court of Election held at Boston 2^ of May 
1649. Upon the petition of the Inhabitants of Marblehead 
for them to be a Toune of themselues, Salem hauing granted 
them to be a Toune of themselues, & Appointed them the 
bounds of their Toune which this Court doeth Grant you." 
Copy made by Edw. Rawson,* Secretary. 

Edward Richards, aged about sixty years, deposed that 
about forty years ago he lived in Swamscott about which 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 363 

time John Goyt, sr., was put ashore from a ship at Capan, and 
upon a Lord's day by Mr. Humphryes appointment was fetched 
from thence in a boat and was employed by said Humphries 
to build a barque for him. After he had built it, he intended 
to go to Mittapese, but was persuaded by Mr. Winthrope and 
Mr. Humphryes to stay in these parts and they promised 
him any accommodation fit for his employment. Then he 
"satt doAvne att Marblehead," at the cove at the north of 
Mr. Latimor's stage, the land in controversy. He told de- 
ponent that he chose this place because it was most suitable 
for his employment. Sworn in court. 

Henery Trivett, aged about fifty years, testified that he 
was a servant to Mr. Wm. Pitt thirty years ago and that all 
the land from Richard Reed's fence, which was formerly John 
Northy's, running from low water mark to the northeast to 
the cove which was formerly called Guoit's cove, with the 
house that was on top of a hill near the place where Edward 
Holman's house now stands, Mr. Pitts bought of old Guoit. 
Deponent was with Mr. Pitt when old Guoit gave him posess- 
sion. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Boan, aged about fifty-six years, deposed that 
John Goite built housing upon the land. Also that deponent 
was employed by him to help saw plank and build shallops 
there. Sworn in court. 

Benginmen Parmitcr, aged sixty-five years, deposed that 
he worked for old John Goit, etc. Sworn in court. 

Jno. Gatchell, aged about sixty-four years, deposed that 
he lived in Marblehead Avhen old Guoit first came there, 
forty years or more ago, and said Guoit first built a wigwam 
and lived there till he got a house, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Northey, sr., aged about sixty-six years, testified 
concerning Goit's coming to Marblehead. Sworn, 3 : 14 : 
1674, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Richard Hide, aged sixty years, deposed that thirty-six years 
ago he worked with Goodman Goite on that stony cove about 
shipwork, etc. Sworn 30 : 1 : 1674, before Wm. Hathorne,* 
assistant. 

Elizabeth Houper, aged about seventj-two years, deposed 
that about fourteen years ago, her husband Robert Houper 
asked Mr. Christopher Lattemore to buy a small parcel of 
land, now in the possession of Roger Russell, adjoining the 
cove now in controversy. Lattemore said he could not sell 
it for it was the town's land and the cove was for the whole 
town for a landing place. Robert Hooper, aged about sixty- 
four years, deposed the same. Sworn, Nov. 29, 1677, before 
Moses Maverick,* commissioner. 

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364 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Danyell Wicum v. John Pickard, sr., Samuell Platts, sr., 
John Pearson, jr., and John Baily, Verdict for plaintiff, the 
land sued for.* 



*Writ: Daniel Wycome v. John Pickerd, sr., Samuel Plats, 
sr., John Pearson, jr., and John BaUie; for not laying out to 
him the ten acres which was due, by his privilege upon common 
and a privilege which belonged to his house which he lives 
in, by grant of Rowley in 1673 or 74, said Wycomes land to be 
laid out in the first place of the land to be divided according to 
the custom of the town in divisions of land formerly laid out; 
dated Nov. 22, 1677; signed by Thomas Leaver,! for the court, 
and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich, by attach- 
ment of common land in Rowley near Bachellder's meadow. 
Bond of Samuell Platts. t 

Daniell Wicom's bill of cost, 21i. 2s. 

Ezekiel Mighel and John Bayly deposed that Wicom had 
lived in the house he now occupies these many years and lived 
there in 1673. Also that the house is in about the middle 
of the town and he is the first man in the middle of the town 
at the west end who has no right in "nether end ox pasture." 
Sworn in court. 

Danniell Wicam's ministry rate for 1672 was 17s. 9d. Copy 
made Nov. 26, 1677, by William Teny,t keeper of the book. 

To Daniell Wicom, purchased of Thomas Lambert, 2 gates ; 
of the Towne, 2 gates; of Thomas Remington, 2 gates. Copy 
from the book of records for lands of Rowley, Nov. 26, 1677, 
by Philip Nellson,t recorder. 

"At a legell towne meeting held 20**^ of may 1667 It was 
agreed and voated for the laying out of hog Hand upland 
and marsh according to gates be at the descretion of the men 
chosen to lay it out that Ezekiell Jewet should begin and John 
Dreser Junier next Abraham Jewit next John Trumbel next 
Jonathan Plats next Richard Clerke and downe Bradford 
street to George Kilborne Jachin Rainer next James Barker 
next John Stickney next uxor Wickem next v/illiam Scates 
next John Pickerd next uxor Broklebank next william Boynton 
next deccon Broklebanke next John dreser Junior next uxor 
Mighel next daniel wickum next uxor Hobson next m" Rogers 
next." Copy made, Nov. 26, 1677, by William Teney,t keeper 
of the book of Rowley. 

"It. To the end every man may haue an equall share 
in the commons according to purchase it is agreed that euery 
acer and halfe lot, shall have one gate and halfe a gate Also 
euery tow acer lott shall haue too gates and a quarter. It. 

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euery half tow acer lott shall haue foure gates and one halfe 
gat. It. Euery three Acer lott shall haue thirteene gates 
and a halfe; If euery foure acer lott shall haue twenty tow 
gates; and six acer lots shall haue fourty five gates." Copy 
made from the town book of Rowley by WiUiam Tenny,* 
keeper of the book. 

"At a legall Towne meetinge holden the 26 : of Nouember 
1662. It was agreed and uoated that Richard Swan, Samuell 
Brocklebanke, Ezekiell Northen, John Pickard, and William 
Stickney should lay out the said land formerly agreed to be 
laide out to euery gate, one Acre of land, and that what the 
saide persons or the maior part of them did in that case should 
be counted a ualled act Accordinge to the foresaid agrement 
of the Towne, and allso accordinge to the order and agreement 
of the Towne, for the begininge of the said Diuision: the 
East end of the towne, to begin the furthest of at the nearest 
land and to haue each man his halfe proportion of the land laide 
out at first." Copy taken Nov. 26, 1677, from the town 
book of Rowley by Philip Nellson,* recorder. 

"At a legal toune meeting held 23*'^ March 1673. It was 
agred and voated y* the quantity of land propounded to be 
devided is herby declared to be doubled according to the 
rules above mentioned. This pased on the Affirmative." 
This was joined close to the first grant dated Feb. 24, 1673. 

"At a legall towne meeting held the 24'^ Febuary 1673. 
It was agred and voated that the towne commons should be 
deuided to the value of too thirds of it or there about be it 
more or les (viz) that is to every gate on the Common there 
shall be laid out too acors; to euery twenty shillins of the 
last yeares ministrey rate on every person in the toune and so 
proportionallely to lesser or more toune acers; and to euery 
Inhabitant that keepes a house and payes rates too acers, the 
persons paying rates and keeping houses is to be understood 
such whose habitation is situate within the five miles that is 
accounted towne common, also inhabitants keeping houses 
are to be understood freeholders and such whose houses are 
at present inhabited this voat pased on the aflfirmative by 
the mager part." 

"At a legall toune meeting held IS*'' december 1674. It was 
agred and voated that that part of the commons within the 
five miles that is left undivided after that the grants for a 
division of the Commons y* were granted the last yeare and 
fully satisfied according to the proportions therein expresed 
unto every man therein concerned that then the remainder 
of the land within the said five miles should be and soe re- 
maine to be a free common to al those and there hires that 

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366 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Steephen Crosse v. John Allen. Debt. Verdict for plain- 
tiff, 5,000 boards according to bill.* 

have a present right in the said division according to y'' owne 
proper right or interest by houses gates and estates, onely those 
y* haue the number of six gates and upward and at present have 
but one house or by the said grant liberty but for one frehold 
at present, may have liberty for one frehold more when they 
haue occasion to buld another house, as those of fewer gates 
haue done before this grant and therby haue gotten the benefit 
of two freholds, and if there be any other cases worthy of 
tender consideration that it may be in the liberty of the se- 
lectmen to consider of them; this vote pased on the affirma- 
tiue by the mager part of the towne. Jonathan Plats, Symon 
Chapman, Mickales Jackson, Charles Browne, Samuell Plats, 
William Tenny entred there decent against this voat at the 
same meeting at the same meeting it was voated and agreed 
that they y* have noe right in ether end ox pasture should come 
in for one third part of there rit due unto them according to 
the last yeares grants in the first land that is devided." Copies 
made, Nov. 26, 1677, by Wilham Tenny, f keeper of the town 
book of Rowley. 

*Writ, dated Nov. 21, 1677, signed by Robert Lord,t for 
the court, and served by Thomas Clarke, f deputy for Robert 
Lordjt marshal of Ipswich. 

Steven Crosses bill of cost, 7s. 9d. 

Joanathan Hartt and Edmond Bridges testified that the 
current price of merchantable pine board is 45s. per thousand 
in money in Salem. Sworn in court. 

Letter of attorney, dated Nov. 26, 1677, given by Steen, 

Cross! to PhiUip . Sworn, Nov. 26, 1677, before Daniel 

Denison.f 

Job Bushop, aged about twenty years, and Robert Cross, 
aged about forty years, deposed that they were at Exeter with 
Steven Cross, and John Allen of Salsbery was present, of whom 
said Steven demanded 5,000 feet of deal boards due by bill. 
He said he could not pay them and Cross came away without 
any boards to put aboard his sloop. Sworn, Nov. 26, 1677, 
before Daniel Denison.f 

Bond, dated May 23, 1677, given by John AUinf of Salsbery 
to Steven Cross, for 5,000 pine boards. Wit: Luke Perkinsf 
and Thomas Wells.f Sworn, 28 : 9 : 1677, by Perkins in 
court, and on Nov. 26, 1677, by Wells before Daniel Denison.f 

Thomas Fosci, aged about thirty years, deposed that he 
was in the sloop with Steven Cross when they went into Pis- 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 367 

Hen. Bennett v, John Stannion. Debt. Verdict for de- 
fendant. 

Christopher Lattamore v. Richard Bedford. Debt. Ver- 
dict for plaintiff.* 

Edward Gove v. Henry Benet. Appeal. Verdict for 
defendant, confirmation of the former judgment. Appealed 
to the next Court of Assistants. Edward Gove bound, with 
John Stanian and James Browne, sureties. f 

cataqua river for the boards, and they had to return home 
"ded fraited." Sworn, Nov. 25, 1677, before Daniel Denison.| 

*Writ, dated Nov. 21, 1677, signed by Robert Lord,| 
for the court, and served by Robert Lord, J marshal of Ipswich. 
Bond of Richard (his mark) Bedford, and John (his mark) 
Gamage, as suret3^ 

Mr. Christyfor Latemor's bill of cost, Hi. 3s. 6d. 

Account of Richard (his mark) Bedford, Feb. 26, 1668, due 
to Cristr. Lattemer, 41i. 14s.; Bedford Dr. to Lattimer in 
wine and beer, 14s. 6d.; total, 51i. 8s. 6d.; July 1668, re- 
ceived at Monhegon, 31i.; due, 2H. 8s. 6d. 

fHenerey Benete's bill of cost. 

Edward Gove's bill of cost, 21i. Is. 6d. 

Receipt of William BucklyJ dated Feb. 1, 1671, for 30s. in 
wheat by order of Edward Goe of Hamton due to Mr. Samuell 
Hall, late of Salisbury, from Henry Benet ordered by said 
Goe to be paid to William Bockly. Wit: Jacob Bennet.J 
Sworn before Daniel Denison.j 

John Newmarch testified that he heard the bargain made 
between Buckly and Bennet. Sworn, Oct. 4, 1677, before 
Daniel Denison.| 

Henry Bennet affirmed to the same. 

Copy of warrant, dated Sept. 28, 1677, for Edward Gove's 
appearance before Maj. Denison on Oct, 4, upon complaint 
of Henry Bennet, signed by Robert Lord, for the court, and 
served by Robert Lord, marshal of Ipswich. Copy made 
by Daniel Denison. | 

Judgment of Daniel Denison for the plaintiff, Henry Bennet. 
Appealed. Bond of Edward Gove, with John Acy, surety. 
Copy made by Daniel Denison. | 

Edward Gove'sJ reasons of appeal, dated Hampton, Nov. 
20, 1677: that Samuell Hall had not lived in Salsbury for 
fifteen or sixteen years, etc. Daniel Denison, f on Nov. 22, 
1677, received these reasons of appeal. 

Henry Bennett's answer to the reasons of appeal. 

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368 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

John Lee v. John Gifford. Slander. Verdict for plaintiff. 
Defendant was ordered to pay a fine or make a public ac- 
knowledgment in the meeting house at Ipswich on a lecture day 
as soon as lecture is done upon the court week in March next 
that he had done said Lee wrong in his name in saying that 
he had forged the word "and" in a covenant between them.* 

*Writ, dated Oct. 23, 1677, signed by Robert Lord,t for 
the court, and served by Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich, 
by attachment of about nine pounds of cotton or linen yarn 
belonging to defendant in the hands of Jeams Sawyer; John 
Ballord,t constable of Linn also attached estate of Mr. John 
Gifford in the hands of Mrs. Sarah Hathorne and Ebenezer 
Hathorne, executors of the estate of Mr. Jno. Hathorne. 

Jno. Lee's bill of cost, 41i. Is. 2d. 

Objections against Mr. John Lee's bill of cost. 

Warrant, dated Oct. 23, 1677, for Mr. Jno. Gifford's appear- 
ance, signed by Robert Lord,t for the court. 

John Gilford's receipt, dated July 12, 1677, to Mr. John 
Lee of Ipswich for the execution directed to him by Marshal 
Waite of Bostone, in which he deputed said Lee his deputy 
to serve the execution upon Henry Dispaw of SOOli., which 
was denied in Salem court upon oath by Goodman Coldum 
of Linn and Henry Dispaw to be the act of Marshal Waite, 
and said Gifford was bound to pay 401i. in cash to said Lee 
when the execution should be returned to him again, proved 
and owned by said Waite, and to be left with said John Lee 
or at the house where he now lives with his mother. Wit: 
Walter Fairfeild. Steephen Cross made oath to the fore- 
going, 14 : 7 : 1677, before Samll. Simonds, Dep. Gov., and 
Mr. Gifford and Walter Fairefield owned it, 25 : 7 : 1677 in 
Ipswich court. Copy made by Hilliard Veren.f 

Walter Fairfeld, Marshal Lord and Joseph Lee deposed 
concerning the verdict in Ipswich court. Sworn in court. 

Walter Fayerfield, aged about forty-five years, deposed con- 
cerning the alteration of the bond. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Armitage, aged about seventy years, deposed. Sworn 
in court. 

Ebenezer Hathorne, aged about twenty years, deposed 
concerning the summons. Sworn, Nov. 28, 1677, before 
Daniel Denison.f 

John Cogswell, aged about twenty-seven years, deposed 
that in the spring of the year being at the eastward with John 
Leigh, they lay in the same bed, and deponent missed money 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 369 

Richard Holly acknowledged judgment to Mr. John Turner. 

Mr. Wm. Longfello, in open court, appointed Ed. Bridges to 
be his attorney in an action between himself and Hugh March. 

Ellinor Hollingworth informed the court of several uncer- 
tain reports of the death of her husband Wm. Hollingworth 
and having wasted some time and not being able to get any 
certain information from all the vessels that have arrived, 
court ordered that the estate be placed in her hands and 
that she should act in the improvement of it as if her husband 
were yet alive until more information be received or the court 
order otherwise. Said Elenor was given power of attorney. 

Whereas there is a mare and colt of the country's in the 
hands of Joseph Hutchenson, court ordered that he deliver 
them to Daniell Davison, who was to pay.* 

John Grifiing acknowledged judgment to Edmond Bridges, 
as attorney to Mr. John Ruck, Bartholmew Gedney, Mr. 
John Higgenson and George Deane. 

Mr. William Browne, sr., Mr. Edmond Batter and Mr. 
Bartholmew Gedney, chosen by the freemen of Salem for 
commissioners, according to liberty granted them by the 
General Court, were confirmed and sworn. 

out of his pocket. He asked said Lee for it and he denied 
it, and after "prety many" words about it, Lee gave it back, 
saying that he took it while deponent was asleep. He re- 
peated the theft, and never returned the mony. Sworn, Nov. 
25, 1677, before Daniel Denison.f 

Dockter Richerd Knott, aged about thirty-five years, 
and Edward Bridges, aged about thirty-nine years, testified 
that they were occasionally at Clerk Lord's house, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

* Warrant, dated Nov. 21, 1677, for the return of the mare 
or upon failure, to appear at the next Salem court, signed by 
Daniel Denison,t Major General. 

Joseph Houlton and Ben. Bolch appraised on Sept. 6, 1676, 
the damage done upon request of their neighbor Huchinson 
in his field by horses at 10s. 

Nathll. Ingerson and John Buxton appraised, on Sept. 12, 
1676, the damage done in Joseph Huchinson's corn by horses 
at 18s. They also appraised a white mare and colt which 
did the damage, the former at 18s. and the latter at 9s. 

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370 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

William Benet was licensed to keep an ordinary.* 

Erasmus James, Mr. Legg and Doctor Knott were licensed 
to retail strong waters out of doors only. 

Benjamin Parmiter, Mr. Thaddeus Riddan, Mr. Richard 
Croad, Capt. Marshall, Mr. King, Will. Edmonds and Mr. 
John Gedney had their licenses renewed. 

Mr. Edm. Batter, Capt. Geo. Corwin, Mr. Browne, sr., 
Capt. Price, Mr. Jon. Hathorne, Mr. Bar. Gedney, Mr. Jon. 
Ruck, Capt. White, Ambross Gale and Mr. John Turner 
had their licenses renewed to sell strong water. 

There being a petition presented to this court by John Sy- 
monds of Pocasset in Plimouth colony for something that was 
due to him for keeping Mary Caly, child of Thomas Caly's, 
deceased, left with him by her mother. Court ordered the 
overseers of the will of said Caly to sell or dispose of any part 
for the payment of the keeping for two years and almost a 
half.t 

Mr. Tho. Woodbridg was appointed administrator of the 
estate of John Joanes, with Capt. Nicholas Page as surety, 

*Certificate of the selectmen of Manchester, Samuell 
Allen and Samuell Freind, at a town meeting on Nov. 21, 
1677, that William Bennet was chosen to keep the ordinary at 
Manchester. 

jPetition of Jno. Simons| of Pacasset, in the colony of 
New Plymouth, who having had a child left in his keeping 
by one Thomas Russell and Mary his wife of Marblehead, she 
being formerly wife of Thomas Calley of Marblehead, de- 
ceased, and said Thomas Russell and his wife being at peti- 
tioner's house two years ago last May, and being bound for 
Marblehead and not being able to carry the child with them 
left it with him for a fortnight, promising to pay 3s. per week. 
But he had never come nor sent for the child nor had he main- 
tained it. " You"" poor petitioner hath been Greatly Destressed 
and Lost all by the Late Warr with y^ Indians and your poor 
petitioner is in Great Distress yet and hath not wherwithall 
to subsist to keep the Child your poor petitioner hath taken 
this Long Journey to Come to y'' parents of this Child and 
Understand that y® Child was Thomas Calley Deceased." 
He could get no redress from the overseers of the will, etc. 
Order to Mr. Browne for the overseers to sell any part of 
the estate to the value of 91i., signed by Hilliard Veren,| clerk. 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 371 

and was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich 
court, 

Henry Goold was appointed administrator of the estate of 
Abraham Warr, deceased, with PhiUip Fowler as surety, 
and was ordered to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich 
court.* 

There being an inventoryf of the estate of Nathanll Michaell, 
who died intestate, presented to this court by Tho. Michell, 
administrator, amounting to 2341i., court judged that although 
the estate may of right belong to the youngest children had 
by the mother now surviving, yet Mr. Thomas Michell, ad- 
ministrator, should have 341i.; Ezekiell, the eldest brother, 
601i.; the daughter, viz., his sister Mary, 401i.; and the mother 
and other brother Steephen, 501i. each; the debts being paid 
first out of the whole estate, and the rest of the estate, accord- 
ing to proportion as above expressed. 

*Inventory of the estate of Abraham War, deceased; re- 
ceived by Henerey Goold of Mister Baker by judgment of 
Ipswich court, lOli.; more in land, 141i. ; deduction by agree- 
ment with Mr. Baker, 21i.; leaving 221i, 

tPetition of Ezekiel Mighel,t John Bayly| and Stevin 
Mighell,J dated Nov. 26, 1677, that the estate of their brother 
by will belongs to them, they being the youngest children by 
expressions in their father's will which says that if Thomas 
die under age, his portion should fall to Samuel and John, and 
if any of the youngest die under age, their portions to fall to 
the youngest children. Therefore their brother dying without 
a will, they considered themselves the beneficiaries, and if 
not they, then their mother should have it, she having put 
her own estate into their brother's hands to trade, having no 
receipt, etc. 

Inventory of the estate of Nathaniel Mighell, deceased the 
13 : 8 : 1677, taken, 27 : 9 : 1677, by Wm. Browne, jr.,t and 
Benja. Browne, J 27 : 9 : 1677: New England money in his 
mother's hand, 231i. 4s.; Old England money, 2h, 2s.; one 
Guinne, Hi.; ten fifty nine pieces of eight and six Rayalls, 
16U. 7s. 6d.; in Mr. Nowel's hands in Boston, 131i. 14s.; 
mony received of John Endicot of Boston, part of the effects 
of 3,904 lb. of sugar in partnership with John Apleton, 171i.; 
the effects of 4,875 orringes and 7 baskets sould at Boston in 
mony, 14s. 4d.; In stuff, 17 yds. 1-4 at 4s. per yard, 31i. 9s.; 

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372 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Robt. [George. — Waste Book.] Michell, presented for liv- 
ing from his wife, and bringing in some evidence of his having 
sent for her, and promising to go to England to her next year, 
was ordered to appear at the next Salem court. 

Mr. John Gifford, prosecuted by Clement Coldam by virtue 
of a warrant from the Governor, for abusing him in the execu- 
tion of his office as constable by striking him, was fined.* 

eleven pair of french heeld shooes left at Boston and delivered 
to Ezekiell Mighill, 3h. 14s.; Orringe flower butter as per 
invoice, 8s. 10 l-2d,; Mony in Mr. Benjamin Browns hands, 
being effects of sugars sould by John Appleton, 331i. 10s.; 
John Appleton debtor, 91i. 8s.; book debts, 301i. 16s. 4d.; 
a bill under Samuell Browns hands, 61i. 10s. 9d. ; several things 
appraised at Rowly in apparel, woollen, linen, stockings and 
shoos, 81i. 18s.; a horse and sadle, 41i.; One inkhorne, 6d.; 
severall things appraised at Salem by Mr. William and Mr. 
Benjamin Browne, in Mr. William Jordins hand in Barbados 
as appears by letter, 2,000 sugar, lOli. ; one chest and severall 
things in it, 16s.; one cabin bed, a rug, two pillows and blanket, 
21i.; 29 Baskets, at 6d. per, 14s. 6d.; one chest at Mr. Wil- 
liam Brown, sr.'s, 7s.; in that chest, a hammock, 10s., a cam- 
let cloak, 21i.; a stuff coat and breeches, 10s., 2 pair of shooes, 
12s.; a parcel of linnen clothes in a new pillow beer, 21i. 10s.; 
a bible, 3s.; a new pocket book, 6d.; parcell of white thread, 
buttons, 13s. 6d.; seven Ivory combs, 7s.; piece of red ribbon, 
16s.; remnant of black ribbon, 4s. and bone lace, 13s.; fine 
piecis of cource cambricke, 71i.; course kenting, 8 pieces, 61i.; 
sugars in Mr. Bartholmew's warehouse, two hogsheads, one 
Terce and a barrell Judged in partnership with Mr. John 
Apleton and the one-half appraised at lOli.; one small case 
with five bottles, 5s.; one half of a barrell of Indico, 21i. 10s.; 
one-half of 3-4 of a hundred Ging., 4s. 6d.; 10 baskets at 6d. 
per, 5s.; about 700 orringes at Marblehead, 10s.; total, 22411. 
7s. 3 l-2d. Due from Mr. William Brown, jr., on balance 
21 : 9 : 1677, 6h. 14s. lOd.; sperma: Cati, half a pound or 
thereabouts at 8s. p., 4s.; a receipt of Samuell Williams, 
dated 12 : 10 : 1676, of seven bushels of peas at 3s. 4d., 
Hi. 3s. 4d.; bill of Thomas Grinslett, Hi. 13s.; total, 9n. 
15s. 2d. 

*Warrant, dated Boston, Nov. 7, 1677, for the appearance 
of Mr. John Gifford, before the Governor, signed by John Lev- 
erett,t Governor. Bonds of Clement Coldam and John 
Jeffords for prosecution of the action acknowledged Nov. 12, 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 373 

John Dodg presented for misinforming the court and speak- 
ing falsely whereby justice was obstructed, was fined.* 

1677, before John Leverett,t Governor. Warrant sent to 
the clerk of the courts of Essex by John Ballard, f constable 
of Lynn. 

John Ballord's charges, 6s. 

Clemmence Coldum's bill of cost. Hi. lis. 6d. 

Thomas Newhall and Ebenezer Stocker testified that Mr. 
Jeffords being at the house of Thomas Newhall, Clement 
Couldam came in and demanded the reversions of rates which 
Jefford owed, the latter answering that he had paid more than 
he should. Then Couldam went out and came in with a 
saddle. Mr. Jefford said ''w* doe you doe w''' my sadle" 
and Couldam said he attached it by virtue of a warrant. 
Whereupon Jeffords stood up and said he should not have his 
saddle, giving him several blows, and Newhall stood up and 
said "I will haue noe such doings in my house" desiring them 
to be quiet, sit down and debate the business in love. They 
being both very high, Mr. Jeffords took his saddle, saying 
he must go home, and Couldam said he could not have it 
for he had distrained it, whereupon Mr. Jeffords up with his 
hand and struck him down so that his mouth and nose ran 
with blood. 

*John Dodge's charges, to Richard Maybe for carrying the 
warrant to Beverly, etc., Hi. 

Abigail Stone, sr., of Beverly, testified that about ten weeks 
after Elisibeth Dodg was carried to Boston, as it was supposed 
to be married, a letter came from Ralph Hall to his father, 
Martin Hall, which deponent heard read, and it stated that 
Ralph's wife Elisibeth was delivered of a living child. Before 
the last Salem court, Ralph came to deponent's house and told 
her that the child was alive for all he knew, and that they were 
married that Monday that her father John Dodg took her to 
Boston. Upon the same day that the letter was read, a stranger 
came to deponent's house, who said he was a messenger from 
Ralph to John Dodg's wife for linen for the child. Also that 
Mr. Hall borrowed money to send to his son. Sworn in 
court. 

John Hill, aged about forty-two years, deposed that John 
Dodge, jr., came to his house and when asked wh}^ he mis- 
represented the time of his daughter's marriage, said he had 
good advice. Sworn in court. 

Abigell Hill, wife of John Hill, testified. Sworn in court. 

Robert Cox and Martha, his wife, and Anne Bromen, de- 

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374 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

[Mr. William Browne, Mr. Edmond Batter and Mr. Bar- 
tholomew Gedney were confirmed commissioners of Salem. — 
Waste Book.] 

William Swetland and John Cook, sureties for Tho. Hugh- 
son's appearance, were discharged, and Edmond Bridges 
and Walter Fairefeild were bound in their place. 

Edward Benet acknowledged judgment to Wm. Nick, in 
fish, and Robert Bartlet in money or fish.* 

Jon. Foard acknowledged judgment to Robt. Gamon. 

Michaell Dirick's bond was continued. 

John Foard and Rachell Clinton, convicted by their own 
confession of unlawful familiarity and much cause of suspicion 
of uncleanness and other evil practices, and deserving to be 
severely whipped, considering that they have suffered a hard 
imprisonment above a week, they were bound to good behavior 
and ordered not to come to each other by night or day unless 
in the company of some other discreet person, under penalty 
of being imprisoned. Also ordered that by paying their fee 
to the keeper of the prison at Salem, and to the keeper and 

posed concerning the birth of the child. Sworn, Sept. 3, 
1677, before Daniel Denison.f 

Richard Hutten and Zackriath Hirricke testified that John 
Dodge testified in court that they had been married six or 
seven months. Sworn in court. 

Mary Baret, late maid servant to Abigail Stone of Beverley, 
aged about nineteen years, deposed that Ralph Hall's wife 
had a "brave boy," etc. Sworn in court. 

John Stone, sr., of Beverley, testified that Martin Hall 
said his son found it expensive to live in Boston, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

Summons, dated 28 : 9 : 1677, for the appearance of John 
Dodg, son of William Dodg, sr., and to witnesses John West, 
John Hill and wife Abigaile, John Stone, sr., and wife Abigaile, 
Mary Barrett, John Wass, sr., Zacharia Herrick and Richard 
Hutten of Wenham, signed by Hilliard Veren,t cleric, and 
served by John Black,t constable of Beverly. 

*Bond, dated Nov. 20, 1677, given by Edward (his mark) 
Bennett, to William Nicke, Robt. Bartlett, John Waldron, 
John Roades and William Pancha — . Wit: Richard (his 
mark) Rowland, John Leggf and Richard Oliver. f 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 375 

constable of Ipswich, they should immediately be set at 
liberty.* 

Leift. Tho. Putnam's return of bounding Joseph Flint's 
part of land was jfiled in this court record.! 

*Nathaniell Rust, constable, deposed that he went to Clen- 
ton's house upon order of Major General Denison and found 
Ford in bed, etc., and by the bedside was a glass bottle with 
some liquor in it, and he ordered Rachell Clenton and John 
Ford to go along with him to the Major General's. Larenc 
Clenton testified to the same. Sworn, Nov. 26, 1677, before 
Daniel Denison. | 

Examination of John Ford and Rachel Clinton, Nov. 24, 
1677, before Daniel Denison :| that she gave him a napkin 
and a piece of stuff and kersey, and that he paid for them 
because she was his wife. He understood that she was di- 
vorced last court and she said she so understood it, but they 
they had never lived together, etc. 

fReturn made by Thomas Flint, t Thomas PutnamJ and 
John Pickering, t dated Salem, Nov. 28, 1677, a committee ap- 
pointed to lay out Joseph Flint's part of land: ''His part of 
y" Farm that was M'' Higginsons upland, lyeth at the east 
end of y'' s*^ Farme, his length lyeth the breadth of the farm 
& the breadth is from y^ Corner bound of Lott Kellums Land 
fifty six pole, and at the other Corner southward fifty six 
pole, and at the other Corner southward fifty six pole or there 
about. And of the Fifty Acres bought of Robert Goodell his 
part is 33 pole broade at ye west end bounded with two red 
oaks and abuts upon M'^ Norices brook, and so runs a Cross 
ye s*^ fifty Acres being thirty five pole & halfe brode at the east 
end, bounded with a heap of rocks on the southeast Corner, 
& with 2 small Trees or bushes on the northest Corner, lying 
between the Land of Thomas Flint who posseseth the re- 
mainder of the sd 50 acres And the s*^ Thomas & Joseph 
Flint are to allow each other Convenient high wayes throw their 
land for the private use of themselves their heires executors 
Administrators or Assignes, thus we haue deuided the upland 
& bounded itt to the sd Joseph Flint Allso three Acres and 
halfe of meadow more or less, lying on the eastend of the 
meadow formerly M'' Higinsons joyning to the s'^ Thomas 
Flints meadow on the west, bounded with a heap of stones 
between two small birches on the south and a heape of stones 
by a willow bush on the nothe side betwen the sd Thomas 
and Joseph, and joynes to y*" s** Joseps own Land on the east 

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376 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

John Langdon dying intestate, Steeven Haskett was ap- 
pointed administrator of the estate, who brought in an inven- 
tory* amounting to 171i. 6s., and whatever more estate came 
to his knowledge he was to make return. 

Isaack Woodbery, executor of the will of Robert Wilkes, 
deceased, brought in a copy taken out of the records of Boston 
court, and also made oath to an inventory.! 

north and south, which considering the good of the meadow 
we adjudge and alott him for his full proportion." 

*Michaell Comes and Peter Joy, aged about forty years, 
deposed that they heard John Langdon say that he gave to 
Elizabeth Haskitt, daughter of Mr. Stepheen Heskitt, lOli., 
and what else there was left was to be divided among said 
Heskitt's children. This was said Langdon's desire when 
he went away with Mr. Eliezer Devenportt out of the country 
in December, 1676. Sworn, 22 : 8 : 1677, before Wm. Hath- 
orne,t assistant. 

Inventory of the estate of John Langdon: tene quintals of 
merchantable Cod fish, 71i. 10s.; bill of William Smaldridg, 
31i. ; by Lilford's bill, 31i. 2s.; by his wages and clos to por- 
taingall, 61i. 18s.; total, 201i. 10s. Debts to Edward Bus, 
3h.; to Gelbard Taply, Hi. 4s. 

fCopy of nuncupative will of Robert Wilks of Salem, proved 
in Suffolk court Nov. 27, 1677, made by Isa. Addington,t 
cler.: "Imprimis. I give unto my Brother Isaac Woodberry's 
wife named Mary Woodberry my Sister, my Shop & ground 
thereunto belonging Lying and being neere m"" Higginsons 
house in Salem and all my movable goods, and my dwelling 
house being neere m"" Curwins warehouse neere the water side 
& all the Land thereunto belonging during the time & term 
of her naturall Life." Item. I giue unto Robert Woodberry 
eldest son of my Brother Isaac Woodberry next & imediately 
after the decease of my s'^ Sister Mary Woodberry the s^ 
Shop & ground thereunto belonging before bequeathed unto 
her for Life with the s^ goods hee to possess & enjoy the same 
next & imediately after her decease. Item. I give unto my 
Brother Isaac Woodberry's daughter Mary, which hee had 
by my s"^ sister Mary his now wife next and imediatelj^ after 
the decease of her my s*^ sister, my house being neere m'' Cur- 
wins warehouse neere the water side & all the Land thereunto 
belonging shee to possess and enjoy the same next and imedi- 
atelj^ after the decease of Mary my s*^ sister. And as con- 
cerning my Servant John Smith I Leave him to his choise 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 377 

Mrs. An White presenting a written will* of John Joanes, 

either to Live with my Brother Woodberry or else my Brother 
Woodberry to binde him over to a Ship Carpenter and if the 
s** Smith do serve out his full time with my s'^ Brother Wood- 
berry then hee to have ten pounds at the end of his Appren- 
tiship: And I do hereby nominate and appoint my s'^ Brother 
Isaac Woodberry Executor of this my Last will & testament. 
Wit: William Clarke and Thomas Knill, on board the vessel. 
Sworn by the witnesses, Nov. 27, 1677, before John Leverett, 
Esq., Gov., and Simon Bradstreet, Esq., Assist., who said that 
Robert Wilks deceased in his late voyage from BristoU to New 
England. 

Inventory of the estate of Robert Wilkes of Sealem deceased 
24 : 7 : 1677, appraised by Bartho. Gedneyf and Daniel 
Bacon :t twelve Ring bolts & 4 settbolts, 16s.; 5 augers, 6s., 
ould Ropes, 18d., 7s. 6d.; an old saw, 2s.; 1 Iron pott & a 
frieing pan, 10s.; 1 bible, 3s.; 1 pr. sleevs, 3s.; 1 paper book, 
6d.; 1 gun, 10s.; 1 Cutlash & belt, 12s.; 1 old holbert, 5s.; 
a sarvant, 31i.; 1 shop & ground neer Mr. Jno. Higginsons, 
301i.; horses & mares, 71i.; house and outhouse neer Corwins, 
501i. ; debts due the estate, bj^ Daniell Bacon, 61i. 16s. 6d. 
by Bartho. Gidney, 31i.; by Tho. Greesled, 51i., one half be- 
longing to this estate, 21i. 10s.; By Ishack Woodbery, Hi. 
4s. 3d.; By Edward Wharton, 3n.; Jno. Stark, Hi. 10s.; 
per Benjamin Small, Hi. 10s.; By Abram Wellman, 51i.; 
total, 11711. 19s. 9d. Inventory taken, 29 : 9 : 1677, by John 
Hillf and William Woodbery :t One Cloke part worn. Hi. 
5s.; 1 Cote, Hi. 15s.; 1 wastCote & 1 par trosers, 12s.; 1 
Jackit & briches, 21i. 5s.; a parcell of worn Cloathes, 3U.; 
stokins & shues, 15s. 6d.; 5 rugs, 71i.; sea beding. Hi.; wear- 
ing Linging, 41i.; 1 sadell & Cloath, Hi. 10s.; 10 yds. 1-2 
sarge at 6s., 3H. 3s.; 3 yds. & 1-2 Corce Carsi, 15s. 9d.; 5 
yds. 1-4 Lining Cloath at 18d. per, 7s. lOd.; 2 yds. & 1-4 
sarge, 9s.; 3 yds & 1-2 brod Cloath at 16s., 21i. 16s.; 5 yds. 
brod Cloath at 12s. per, 31i.; 5 yds Carsi at 6s., Hi. 10s.; 8 
yds. Corce Carsie, 5s. 6d., per, 2h. 4s.; 12 dozen buttens at 
2s., Hi. 4s.; 1 Caster hat, 16s.; 12 dozen gimblits at 3s., Hi. 
16s.; 1 dozen falling axis at 4s., 21i. 8s.; 1 brod ax & 1 ads, 
10s. ; 3 drawing Knives, 5s. ; 4 Cupers axis, 13s. 6d. ; 10 calking 
Irons at Is., 10s.; owld tools, Hi. 5s.; 1 steelbow, 1 two fut 
rul & 3 knives, 8s.; trifling things, 3s.; rundhts & bottels, 
6s.; 1 Chist & 1 trunk, 10s.; trifling things, 4s.; 1 grinstone, 
10s.; 1 par of stilyards,' 18s. ; total, 49h. 13s. 7d.; Indebted 
to several persons, 51i. 18s., leaving clear estate, 162h. 14s. 4d. 

*Will of John JonesI of Newbery, ship carpenter, about to 

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378 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Nov. 

proved by the oath of two witnesses, was ordered to bring in 
an inventory to the next Ipswich court. 

John Collens dying intestate, Mehitabell, his wife, was 
appointed administratrix, and brought in an inventory.* 
Court ordered that Ezekiell, the eldest son, should have 61i., 
and the other j5ve children 31i. each, at age or marriage, and 
the rest of the estate was to be for the use of said Mehitabell, 
the house and ground in Salem to stand bound for the pay- 
ment of the children's portions. 

take a voyage at sea, dated July 17, 1676, proved, 30 : 9 : 1677 
in Salem court: He bequeathed all his estate "wholly and 
absolutely and euery part, and pcell thereof, unto my Dear 
and Louing mother Anne White to be ordered and disposed 
of by her, as shee in her wisdome shall judge meet whoe alsoe 

1 doe hereby make my sole Executrix of this my last will and 
testament. By all my estate, I mean my third part of a 
plantation at S* Thomas his parish in Barbadoes which was 
left me by my father Thomas Jones his will, and alsoe what- 
soeuer else of his estate there which in right belongethe to 
me & alsoe all my debts there or in New England together 
■w^h jTQy tooles or w*euer is mine, and I doe hereby make voyd 
all form wills or ingagements of this kinde either by word or 
writing whatsoever." Wit: Hilliard Veren, jr.,t and Hilliard 
Veren, sr.f 

*Inventory of the estate of John Collins, jr., which he had 
in Glocester, appraised Sept. 18, 1677, by William (his mark) 
Vinson and William Ellery,t and allowed 28 : 9 : 1677, in 
Salem court: a House & the Land with the orchyard & Com- 
monage, the Land about the House being an Acker together 
with the sayd House, 301i.; Two Acres of upland & two of 
meadow at Fishermans Feild, so called, 141i.; Six Acres of 
Land at the eastern Poynt, 61i.; a cow & calfe, 31i, 8s.; Table 
& forme, 12s.; Case of Glasses, 3s.; total, 541i. 3s. Inventory 
of what was in Salem, taken, 20 : 9 : 1677, by Hilliard Veren, 
sr.,t and Walter Whitford:t dwelling house with a quarter 
of an acre of ground belonging, 251i.; one cow, 50s.; pork, 
15s.; swine, 6s.; fether bed, bolster, blanket and sheets, rugg, 
and all appurtenances with the bed steed & old curtains with 

2 pillows, 41i. 10s.; fether bed, bolster, trundle bedsted & 
covering, 21i. 10s.; his arms that were left, 20s.; 
2 coats, 25s.; some linen, 1 pr. stockens & 1 pr. gloves & 
drawers, 10s.; some lumber in the chamber, 4s.; som car- 
penters tooles & a wedg & betle rings, 10s.; som wooll & other 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 379 

Will* of Nicholas Potter was proved and allowed. 

yarne, 7s.; warming pan, 5s.; sheets & pillowbers & 1-2 dozen 
napkins & smale table cloath & 2 or 3 old towels, Hi. 10s.; 
2 old pine chests & 4 old boxes, 16s. ; a hanging cubord & old 
case broken, 5s.; 5 or 6 old chayrs, 6s.; Iron potts & Kettle, 
hake & pothooke & scillett, 10s.; pewter, 22s.; tubs, pailes, 
earthware & lumber in the lentoo, 10s.; white earth ware, 
2s.; bellowes, gridiron & som other lumber, 5s.; wooll wheele 
& cards, 4s.; frying pan, 2s.; a fork, old hoe & axe & such 
lumber, 4s.; mallasses, 12s.; a stoole table, 2s.; cash, lis.; 
estate credit, 10s.; total, 471i. 3s.; a hat, 5s.; estate debtor 
about 151i.; total inventory, lOlli. lis. There were six 
children, Ezekiell, Ebbenezer, Daniell, Amos, Benjamin and 
Mary. 

*Will of Nicholas (his mark) Potter,t dated 10 : 8 : 1677, 
and proved 29 :9 : 1677, in Salem court: "first, after my 
debts & funerall charges be paid, the rest of my estate I dis- 
pose of as followeth, viz: wheareas I lately made a deed to my 
sonn Robert Potter of my house & land at linn, dated 26 of 
May 1675, which conveyance I doe by this my last will & 
testament confirme, upon the condition therein exspressed, 
to be observed, 2 for the land in the north feild in Salem, 
which I had in a former will giuen to my daughter Elizabeth 
Newall, but made it voyde in the aboue said conveyance, 
which said land I doe now giue & bequeath the said land be it 
more or less, to my two sons had by my last wife viz: Samuell 
& Benjamin, to be to them & theire heires for euer in equall 
part. 3 Alsoe I giue & bequeath to my said two sonns, 
Samuell & Benjamin all that my house & ground at Bostone, 
to them & theire heires, an equall part, to injoy it at the age 
twenty one years & if either of them dy before, the whole 
to be to the surviver, only my will is that out of the said house 
& ground, there shall be pd to my two daughters viz: Sarah 
& Mary each of them the value of ten pounds to be paid them 
within one yeare after my sons come of age to injoy the sd 
house & ground. 4. I giue & bequeath that which will be 
due to me from Isaack Williams at or after my decease, as 
by his mortgage to me doe appeere, which is eighty pounds: 
viz: to my Daughter Bethiah fiue pounds, & the reast I giue 
to all my six children, borne by my last wife viz: Samuell, 
Benjamin, Sarah, Mary, Hannah & the said Bethiah, to be 
equaly devided betweene them. 5. Alsoe I give & bequeath, 
to my said six children, viz. Samuell, Benjamin, Sarah, Mary, 
Hanna, & Bethiah, my house & ground adjoyning in Salem, 

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380 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

to haue each of them an equall part or the value of it, alsoe 
about four acres of ground caled Pigden's lot to be equally 
deuided. 6 I giue & bequeath to my fouer daughters, viz: 
Sara, Mary, Hanah, & Bethiah, all my moueables & hous- 
hold stuff &c: to be equally deuided betweene them. 7 
And my will is that what I haue giuen aboue said to all or either 
of my children, they shall haue & injoy it to them selues & 
theire heires foreuer, when they come to the age the sons at 
twenty one years & the daughters at eighteene yeares or mar- 
riage & in the meane time the rents & profits of the whole 
estate viz: houses & land & efects of whateuer is elce, to be 
for the breeding up of my sd children, soe far as it will goe, at 
y® ordering & discression of my executor & over seers (here 
after exsprest) 

"8 My will is that if God should see good to take by 
death any of my said children before they come to age or are 
marryed, as aforesaid, that then there pt to be equally de- 
uided amongst the suruiuers : that is to say respectiuely where 
they are all concerned, there all to share in y*" deceased's pt: 
& the sons Joyntly, the suruier to haue y*^ whole of the de- 
ceased sons, but if both die before they com of age then the 
daughters to haue theire estate deuided amongst them, & 
where Sarah & Mary are concerned together in the twenty 
pound out of the house at Boston: the suruier to Injoy the 
whole, or if both dy before they come of age, then the whole 
to be equally deuided amoungst the rest of the suruiuing 
children, & if Bethiah dy before she be of age or married 
her fine pound to be deuided amongst the suruiuing children 
Lastly I doe desire & apoynt my Hon'^ father John Gedney to 
be sole executor of this my last will & testament, & my son 
Robert Potter & my brothers, Bartholmew Gidney & Elezaer 
Gidney to be ouerseers." Wit: Hilliard Veren, sr,* and 
Nathaniell Beadle.* 

Inventory of the estate of Nicholas Potter, taken Oct. 25, 
1677, by Hilliard Veren, sr.,* and allowed, 29 : 9 : 1677, in 
Salem court: his dwelling house in Salem with about halfe an 
acre of Ground adjoyning, being most pt an oarchard, 701i.; 
about 4 acres of ground called Pigdens Poynt, 201i. ; about 

5 acres of land in the north feild, lOli.; an old feather bed, 
bolster, 3 pillowes pt of a bolster, an old blankett & Rugg, 
31i.; a smale old feather bead, 2 blanketts, old Rugg & old 
flock pilloAvs, 21i. 5s.; severall smale lumber in a chest, 5s.; 
wearing apparrell, 51i.; 1 ell cloath rash, an old child's blanket 

6 old child's coat, 16s.; an old catttaile bed, old curtaines & 
2 or 3 old pillowes with an old blankett & covering, Hi. 6s.; 
pewter, 18s.; brass pan & warming pan, 8s.; an Iron kettle, 

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1577] RECORDS AND FILES 381 

Will* and inventory of Thomas Pickton were proved and 
allowed. 



2 potts, hake & fire pan, Hi. 2s.; a chest with a small pr. 
Doggs, 2 old swords, with some Iron lumber, 12s.; earth 
ware, 2s.; a wooll & linen wheele, 8s.; 3 or four old hats & 
pr. shooes, 10s.; 7 old chaires at 7s., a Joyne stoole & som 
old barrells, 2s.; linnen, 46s.; bookes, 10s.; swine, 16s.; 
a cow, 40s.; a cubbord & 3 bedsteeds, 30s., 41i. 6s.; a chest, 
6s.; 13 B. aples, 10s.; wood, 7s.; a flock bed with feathers, 
with 2 Jarrs, 20s. ; curtain rods & spitt, 5s. ; due from Isaack 
WiUiams to be pd in 4 yeare, 801i.; one house & Land att 
boston apprised by Mathew Barnard & Edw. Grant, besids 
the house & land at linn formerly giuen to his son Robert Pot- 
ter, 90h.; total, 20611. lis. Estate debtor to severall, 151i.; 
several claarges, 41i. 

Nicholas Potter, Dr., to Capt. George Corwin, a boat, 
Ih. 8s.; John Milk, 2h. 12s.; Goodwife Bamfeld, 10s.; Tho. 
Rix, 9s.; Mr. Batter, 5s.; Mr. Vv^m. Brown, sr., 6K. 7s. 6d.; 
Mr. Neale, 7s.; Philip Crumwell, 21i. 19s.; Walter Skmner, 
2s. 6d. 

*Will of Thomas Pickton,t dated Oct. 19, 1677, and proved 
28 : 9 : 1677, in Salem court: "Item I doe make my Loueing 
wife Anne pickton my whole and sole executrix and doe giue 
unto her all my goods and Estate that god hath giuen me in 
this world within doores and without to dispose of it for her 
Liuelvhood and Comfort in this world And I doe appointe 
John ^Galley and Henry Bayley to be overseerers to the true 
intent and meaning of this my will for the maintainance 
and Comfort of my wife." Wit: John (his mark) Galley and 
Henry (his mark) Bayley. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Pickton: Debts, to 
Mr. William Browne, sr., 17s. 8d.; Francis Collings, 6d.; 
John Stone, 5d.; Edmund Gale, a bushell of Indian come, 
3s. Inventory taken by Joseph Dodge and Joseph Eaten: 
bill due to him, half money and half cloath, Lineing and 
wooling and shooes, 30h.; by Thomas Blashfeild, 8s.; by 
Richard Hutten, nineteen bushels Indian corne to be paid 
the last of Febuarie or Mar. 1 & 20 more that time next year 
following; Guilbard Tapley, 31i.; in his house in money, 231i. 

Another inventory: due upon bill by Joseph Dodge & Joseph 
Eaten, 301i.; due upon bill by David Perkins, 18H.; by Gil- 
berd Taplev in sterling money, 31i.; In his house in money, 
23U.; Beding, IIH. 16s.; his wearing Cloathes, 81i. 6s.; Armes 
to traine with, Hi. 16s.; Pewter & Brass, 31i. 14s.; Tooles and 

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382 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [NoV. 

Will* and inventory of Richard Waters were proved and 
allowed. 

Iron, 21i. 7s.; Chests, Boxes & Coubberd, 21i. 8s.; English 
Corne, 21i. 16s.; Indian Corne, 91i.; all his housing, 231i.; 
Nate Cattle, 121i. 10s.; 2 Horses, a mare & colt, 81i. 15s.; 
A horse Cart, Hi. 5s.; swine, 51i.; sheep, Hi.; In Land 20 
Acres, 10411.; Due by Richard Hutten 39 bushalls Indian 
corne, 51i. 17s.; by Thomas Blashfield, 8s.; total, 27711. 18s. 
Small debts to be paid, 31i. 8s. 9d. 

*Will of Richard Waters, f "being ancient," dated July 16, 
1676, and proved, 28:9:1677, in Salem court: "after all 
my real Debts be truly paid out of my estate with what charge 
doth arise about my Funerall, I do will & bequeath my whole 
Estate that God hath giuen me in this world to say house & 
Lands chattells, goods. Debts or what ever Estate I haue or 
of right belongs to mee, movable and unmovable. To Joyce 
my beloued Wife for her to haue and to hold after my decease 
the time of her naturall Life for her necessary use & Comfort, 
and for that end whilst she remaine a widow to haue Liberty 
for her necessity to sell any p* of the s^ Estate first of the 
movable and afterward of y^ house & Land if need require 
(provided it be with the aduise and assistance of m}^ ouer- 
seers hereafter named,) but in case she be married then to haue 
no power to sell allinate or dispose of y® s*^ estat but to keep 
the housing in tenantable repair and the movables from 
damage to be disposed of as foUoweth 

"It I giue what remaines of my estate at my wives decease 
to my Son William to be Secured in the hands of my Sonne 
Ezekiel for to maintain his Brother William During his naturall 
life, in case my son Ezekiell be not willing to keep him if my 
Son John undertake it then he shall haue Williams estate dur- 
ing his naturall life and at williams Death to be disposed of as 
followeth. It. I giue to my son James ten shillings, And 
to my son John ten shillings & to my sons Ezekiell ten shillings 
and to my Daughter Martha ten shillings provided there be 
left forty pound clear estate at my son Williams Decease 
Allso my will is that the rest of my children viz Abigail pun- 
chard Mary English Susana Pulsiver and Hanah Striker who 
neither of them haue had any pt. or portion of my estate 
already as my fore mentioned Children have had, shall haue 
the rest of my estate that shall be left at my son Williams 
Decease, (the Legacies The Legacies to my other Children 
being paid or deducted out as aforesd to be equally devided 
between them be the Estate more or less it being likely that 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 383 

Capt. Thomas Marshall, administrator of the estate of 
Thaddeus Brand, who was slain in the wars, brought in an 
inventory of the estate and was bound.* 

what is left then will be most in the house & Ground There- 
fore my will is that my son Ezekiel shall haue the first refusall 
of the sd house & Ground, & next any one of my children 
If neither of them will not or cannot, then it may be sold to 
any other psons, to be devided as aforesd further I do declare 
and it is my will that the piece of ground for a housplott which 
I formerly gaue my Daughter Susana by word of mouth shee 
shall hold & injoj^ forthwith & forever hereafter. It. I 
entreat my Louing friends M"" Edm. Batter, m"" Hilliard 
Verine, Sen'' & Christopher Babbidge & || John Swinerton || 
to be my overseers, to take care that this my will be truly 
& faithfull}' pformed. It I appoynt Joyce my sd beloued Wife 
to be my sole Executrix," Wit: Hilliard Veren, sr.f and 
John Swinnerton.f 

Inventory of the estate of Richard Waters, taken 25 : 7 : 
1677, by John Swinnertonf and HiUiard Veren, sr. :t the 
western end of the dwelling House with the brew house and 
about halfe an Acre of Land, 70h.; 4 Barrills of Molasses, 
51i., and 36 Bush, of malt, lOli. 8s.; 8 Dozen of quart stone 
Juggs, 21i.; A Copper with worme and Appurtenance, Tubs, 
barrells with all the lumber in the brew house & wood, 61i.; 
Cash, 31i. 19s.; a standing bedstead with bed, bolster, 3 
pillows, Rugg, blankets, sheets, vallence & Curtains withall 
appurtinances, 71i.; A Truckle bed and beding, 2K. 10s.; 
warming pan, 5s.; scales and waights, 10s.; Books and Lum- 
ber in the parlor, 17s.; wearing Apparril, woolin and linin, 
51i. ; 3 old Chests wheel & Cards, 10s. ; in the Hall, earthen & 
wooden platters & pewter potts, 8s.; 4 old Chayers, Table, 
stooles, payles & lumber, 10s.; 7 yds. of blew linin, 7s.; swyne, 
41i.; Ropes & Tacles, 41i. 12s.; Iron, viz., 2 pots. Kettle, tongs, 
fire shovel and hawks, Hi.; in the hal Chamber, a straw bed, 
10s.; 4 Bushels of wheat & a barril of meale. Hi. 16s.; linin, 
4 p of sheets, bags and lumber, 21i. 13s.; Creditor by several! 
psons, 281i. 7s. 4d.; total, 14811. 10s. 4d.; Debtor to several 
persons, 161i. Is. 10 l-2d. 

*Bill of charges about settling the estate of Thadeus Brann: 
to Leutenant Purchis and John Fuller for procuring the ap- 
praisers, Thomas Newhall and Roberd Potter, 10s.; to Capt. 
Marshall, Lent. Purchis and John Fuller, for fetching the 
goods down to the town out of the woods and making them 
safe, 7s. 6d.; to Elisha, son of John Fuller, with his cart and 

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384 SALEM QUARTEELY COURT [Nov. 

oxen to fetch down the goods, 5s.; to Capt. Marshall and 
John Fuller, as clerk of the writs, 12s.; to Capt. Marshall 
and John Fuller with two appraisers, Edward Baker and 
Thomas Stocker, and to looking up the Hogs, two men two 
days apiece, 8s. 

Toodeas (his mark) Brain certified, Nov. 16, 1676, that 
he freely gave his child Mary Bran to Zacheus Courties, sr., 
and if he left any estate, she should have an equal portion 
with his other child or children. Wit: John (his mark) 
Towne and Zacheus Courties.* 

Inventory of the estate of Teague alias Thaddeus Brann, 
who was impressed a soldier of Lyn for the country's service 
and was sent forth from Lyn on June 22, 1677 and slain in 
the fight at Blackpoynt on June 29, 1677, taken July 4, 1677, 
by Thomas Newhall* and Robert Potter,* and allowed 28 : 
9 : 1677 in Salem court: A dwelling house, a little out house 
or Hovell, with four acres of land, a small part of it orchard, 
301i.; 1 heifer, 2 yeer old & upward & one yearling heifer, 
31i. 10s.; 1 mare about 5 or 6 yeers old. Hi.; 6 bo. & 1-2 of 
Corne in the house, 19s.; 2 Iron pots, 1 small Kettle, 2 pr. 
pothooks & an old frying pan. Hi. 10s.; a beetle with Rings, 
4 wedges & 3 Axes, 12s.; a pitchforke with a parcle of broken 
Iron, a bullet or mustard bowl, 6s. ; 3 Augurs, 2 Lettle chizzles 
& an old sickle & file, 6s.; 1 Barrell, 1 Bottle of a Gallon, 
2 pailes, 3 Trayes, 7s.; 8 wooden Vessels, platters, dishes 
& six Trenchers, 2s. 6d.; 1 small Brass skillet, with a frame, 
2s. & 1 stone bottle, 6d.; 1 glass bottle, 6d.; a little pewter 
bottle, 6d.; 2 seiles, 18d.; 1 wood Ladle & 3 wooden vessels, 
6s.; An old Rapier & 2 pr. of old Bandileirs, 8s.; 3 old Hats, 
8s.; & a pcell of old clothes, 10s.; 4 blew neckclothes, 2s.; 

1 Lether Apron, 18d.; a Gimlet, 3d.; a Nal, 2d., & Knifes, 
4d.; 2 pcells of wool, 18d.; a sithe, one Snead & Tugs or nebs, 
3s.; a pcell of Toe, 3s. 4d.; a home & powder. Is.; a Box 
& Lumber, 3s.; 1 sack with about 2 pecks & 1-2 meal & 3 
smal bags, 5s. &d.; 1 Barrell & 1 old Chest, 3s. & a Trough, 
6d., & 3 chayrs, 2s. 6d.; 1 old saddle & haire Rope, 2s.; a 
parcel of meat, 20 lb., 5s.; the bedsted with mat, Ticken 
& Coverlett, 10s.; thre Hogs and 4 pigs, 31i. 

In house with Allester Dugglas; A f ether bed & bolster, 
wa. 40 lb, with a sheet & Coverlett, 41i. 10s.; In a chest there, 

2 pewter platters, 2s., 2 porringers, 8d., 1 chamber pott, 
3s. ; 1 Course sheet, 5s. ; 1 halfe sheet finer but old, 5s. ; 1 Searg 
Coat, 24s.; 1 pr. of searge Breeches, 8s.; 3 shirts, 24s.; 1 pr. 
of drawers, Linnen, 3s.; 2 pr. of stockings, 6s.; 1 pr. white 
Gloves, 6d.; Certayne peeces of Linnen, neckclothes. Caps 
& handwipers, 3s.; the chest, 2s.; Tallow at Allesters, about 

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1677] RECORDS AND FILES 385 

Nicholas Fox dying intestate, Elizabeth, his wife, was 
appointed administratrix, and she brought in an inventory* 
of the estate amounting to 161i. 3s. lOd., which she was ordered 
to keep for the bringing up of the children, paying to Nicholas, 
the eldest, 10s., and to the daughter Elizabeth and William, 
5s. each, at age. 

John Claye being slain in the war against the Indians and 
dying intestate, William Woods was appointed administrator of 

8 lb., ; a warming pan at Josiah Rhoades, being lent; 

a churn & a cheese fate at Jno. Provenders; a sow & 5 pigs, 
2 Hogs, abroad now; a parcell of Turmett seed, 1-2 lb., sold 
by AUester & d. to Mr. Appleton, Is. 

Estate disposed of July 4, 1677: To Macam Downing's 
wife, ye saddle & rope, as pt. of what is due them from the 
estate for nursing the young child, 2s.; to AUester Dugglas, 

8 lb. of Tallow, 2s.; to Mr. Samuell Appleton, 1 lb. 3-4 Tur- 
nett seed, Is. 4d. Sarra & mary were the two children of 
deceased. On July 24, 1677: to Macam Downing, ye 8 
wooden vessels, & ye platters, dishes & 6 Trenchers, 2s. 6d.; 
1-2 ye meat, 2s. 6d.; Corne 16 pecks, in ears, 2 bo., 4s. 6d.; 

1 Barrell, 2s.; 1 paile, Is.; ye sack with meal & 3 other bags, 
5s. 6d.; The mans Black Hatt yt. was Teagus, 3s.; the 3 
Trayes yt. were adjudged. Is. 6d.; the old saddle, 2s.; total, 
Hi. 4s. 6d.; to Allistor Duggles, 1-2 ye meat, 2s. 6d.; corne, 
10 pecks in ears, 5 pecks, 2s. lOd.; Oliver Purchis had: a 
little gallon Bottle or runlet, Is. 6d.; the sithe, snead & Tugs, 
3s.; the old sickle & ye little file. 

*Inventory of the estate of Nicholas Fox, taken Nov. 16, 
1677, by Samll. Wardf and John Legg,t and allowed 28 : 

9 : 1677, in Salem court: 1 hous and Land, 361i.; 1 bed, 2 
pillows, 3 shetts, bedsted, Curtins and vallance, 61i. 10s.; 

2 Coats, 1 wastcoat, 1 paier of briches. Hi.; 1 Chest, 5s.; 

1 table, 4s.; 4 pewter platters, 12s.; 1 old Chest, 2s. 6d.; 

2 potts and Croks, 10s.; 1 frieng pan and grediron, 2s.; 1 
Chaier, Is.; 4 earthen dishes. Is.; total, 451i. 7s. 6d.; due 
from the estate: to Mr. Bowdish, 41i. 10s.; John Elethrop, 

3H. 18s.; Mr. Will. Browne, jr., ; John Furbush, 21i. 

10s. 6d.; Mr. Legg, 21i. lis. 6d.; Mr. Gale, 2H. 6s. 8d.; Samll. 
Morgan, Hi.; George Harvey, IH. Is.; Vincent Stilson, jr., 
19s. 2d.; Mr. Batters, Hi.; Mr. William Browne, sr., 10s. 
6d.; Thomas Dixey, 13s. 4d.; Mr. Weld, 13s.; Mr. Rodes of 
Lynn, 10s.; Mr. Heath of Boston, Hi.; Thomas Hawkins, 
Hi. Is.; widdow Stasey, 10s.; total, 29H. 3s. 8d. 

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386 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Jan. 

his estate, who with John Legg was bound to bring in an 
inventory* to the next Salem court, 

Richard Cranaver dying intestate, his wife was appointed 
administratrix, and swore to an inventory. Hilliard Veren 
and Henry Skerry were commissioned to examine the debits 
and credits, said Cranaver being indebted more than the 
estate is worth and make return to the next Salem court, 
posting notice so that all creditors will come in to demand 
their debts. f 

Court held at Salem, 29 : 11 : 1677, by Adjournment 

Bridget, wife of Thomas Oliver, presented for calling her 
husband many opprobrious names; as old rogue and old 
devil, on Lord's days, was ordered to stand with her husband, 
back to back, on a lecture day in the public market place, 
both gagged for about an hour with a paper fastened to each 
of their foreheads, upon which their offence should be fairly 

*Inventory of the estate of John Clay, being then a fisher- 
man, killed by the Indians, appraised on Nov. 8, 1677, at 
William Woods' in Marblehead, by Richard Knott| and John 
(his mark) Farsbush: a muskett, otherwise a Fier Lock, 16s.; 
a Hangger and Belt, 16s.; a Linen Sute, 12s.; a Wastcoate, 
10s.; too shirts, 3s.; too payre of old Linnen drawers, 3s.; 

to a Neckcloath & handkerchife. Is. 6d.; a bible, ; total, 

31i. 4s. Debts due: to William Woods, Hi. 10s.; to Richard 
Reath, 17s.; to John Darby, 31i.; total, 51i. 7s. 

flnventory of the estate of Richard Craniver, taken by 
Edmond Bridgesf and Peter (his mark) Cloys: two beds 
and furniture to them, 51i.; tow chessts and 3 boxis. Hi. 8s.; 
one pott, one Iron kettle, skilit, 15s.; 2 hakes, tongs, fryin 
pan, gridiron, fiarshuvil, 15s.; six ould chairs, 6s.; peutir, 
earthin ware and wooden ware. Hi.; ould lumbar. Hi. 10s.; 
2 bushils of Ry, 7s.; 2 ould bibels, 6s.; warin cloethes, 21i. 
16s.; lining, 2h.; total, 161i. 3s. 

Richard Craniver (also, Cranifurt, Cranifud) Dr. Nov. 29, 
1677, to William Andrew, J 231i. 16s., balance of account due 
to the latter's grandfather, Capt. George Corwin; to Jno. 
Price, J 661i.; to Phillip Cromwel, by John Cromwell, | 61i. 
10s. 6 3-4d.; to Tho. Gardner,! Hi. 8s. 7d.; to Jno. Higgin- 
son,t jr., 31i. 9s. 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 387 

written. Upon request of Mary West, daughter of said 
Thomas, who paid 20s., he was released.* 

Ehzabeth Wilkins, servant of Richard Adams, presented 
for stealing 61i. in money from her master on the Lord's day, 
was ordered to appear at the next court. f 

Tho. Cooper, presented for calling the wife of Charles 
Phillips "a blare eyed witch" and for calling said Charles 
old rogue and [bidding him to come out of the door and he 
would beat both his eyes, swearing by his blood and wounds. 

— Waste Book.] was dismissed.! 

Tho. Cooper, presented for calling Samuell Ebborne, sr., 
old rogue and old knave and [bade him go about his business 
or else he would cuff his chops. — Waste Book] was admon- 
ished to order his tongue and carriage more regularly for 
time to come. [Wit: Tho. Buffenton and Samll. Eborne, 
sr. — Waste Book.] 

Richad Holeman, presented for railing, opprobrious speeches 
against Elizabeth Hooper in calling her base old baud and 
spiteful old witch, was fined. § 

*Summons, dated 24 : 10 : 1677, to the wife of Thomas 
Oliver, and to witnesses, James Simonds, John Leach, sr. and 
wife of Sarah, and Benjamin Home as witnesses, signed by 
Hilliard Veren,|| cleric, and served by Nath. Beadle, || constable 
of Salem. 

fSummons, dated 24 : 10 : 1677, to Elizabeth Wilkins, and 
to witnesses, Richard Adams and Johana Adams, [his wife. 

— Waste Book.], signed by Hilliard Veren,|| cleric, and served 
by Joseph Huchinson,|| constable of Salem. 

fSummons, dated 24 : 10 : 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,|| 
cleric, and served by Joseph Huchinson,|| constable of Salem. 

§Summons, dated 24 : 10 : 1677, to appear at Salem court 
to answer to calling Elizabeth, wife of Robert Hooper, op- 
probious names, and to witnesses, John Hooper and Christian 
Hooper, signed by Hilliard Veren,|| for the court, and served 
by Henry Russell, jj constable of Marblehead. 

John Hooper, aged about thirty-five years, deposed that he 
was coming along the highway the past summer, and heard 
the words spoken. Sworn in court. 

Christian Hooper, aged about thirty-two years, deposed 
that as she was near Edward Holman's house, she heard 
his wife Richod Holman call Elisabeth Hooper old witch, etc. 

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388 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Jan. 

Richard HaVen and Clement Coldum, presented for breach 
of the peace in striking each other, both being bloody, upon 
John Farrington's testimony were fined.* 

Jacob Knight and John Davis, for fraudulent or pernicious 
lying about a fence to the marsh [that Knight hired of Saml. 
Fraile, in Rumney Marsh. — Waste Book], were dismissed. f 

Joseph Hibbert and wife, presented for giving testimony 

*Summons, dated 12 : 10 : 1677, to Richard Haven, sr., 
and Clement Caledume, and to Joseph Hart and John Far- 
rington as the witnesses, signed by Hilliard Veren,^ cleric, 
and served by Elezer Linse,J constable of Linn. 

fAndrew Mansfeild and Mathew Farrington who were 
surveyors of fence at Rumnye Marsh made distress of 3s. 
upon the estate of Jacob Knight for deficiency of a fence 
there which land said Knight and John Newhall had leased 
of Samll. Fraile, which he had replevined. Before the trial, 
deponents and Sargent Newhall had occasion to go by the 
house of John Davis and one of them went in and asked him 
if it belonged to him to make the fence and he said it did 
not, for he had hired the grass for only a year and was through 
with it. Mansfeild told him that Knight said he had proof 
in writing that he was to make the fence and he said that 
he liad seen no writing, but that Knight told him that Fraile 
was to make it. He said he would so testify but when the 
action was tried, he refused to testify on either side but later 
said that he was still in possession of the meadow. Then 
they had a meeting to debate it and they asked said Knight 
why he would not own to make up the fence in controversy, 
and he answered because he knew the owner Fraile was to 
do it, and when asked why he told them that Davis was to 
do it, he replied that he had not come "to be catched" and 
went away as one in a pet or rage from the selectmen. Sworn 
in court. 

Marye, wife of Andrew Mansfeild, and Lydiah Mansfeild, 
aged about fifteen years, testified that Jacob Knight came to 
their house the day before the neighbors cut and carted wood 
for Mr. Whiteing, which was since Miclemas last and told her 
husband that distraint had been made upon a pewter platter 
of his, etc., and that he would show him the writing at Mr. 
Whiteing's the next day, etc. Sworn in court. 

Summons, dated 12 : 10 : 1677, to Knight and Davis, also 
to Thomas Newhall as a witness, signed by Hilliard Veren,t 
cleric, and served by Elezaer Linse,t constable of Linn. 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 389 

contrary to what others had sworn and contrary to what they 
had said, were dismissed.* 

John Prier acknowledged judgment to Erasmus James. 

Edward Winter acknowledged judgment to Mr. Edmo. 
Batter. 

John Alford acknowledged judgment to Mr. Edmond Batter. 

Lidea [wife of Peeter Cheevers. — Waste Book], petitioning 
to be released of her sentence disenabling her to make oath, 
was granted release. f 

Edward Bridges was licensed to sell beer, bread, cakes 
and strong water only to strangers. 

John Codner was licensed to retail strong waters out of 
doors to his own fishermen only. 

Thomas Russell and John Bowen, complained of for stealing 
and selling a horse of Maj. Will. Hathorne's, Bowen was 
ordered to return the horse and pay 41i. Russell, as abettor, 
was fined. I 

Adam Predice, having goods of Richard Oliver and Richard 
Read found in his house upon search, was ordered to appear 
with his wife before Maj. Hathorne, he not being able to 
appear now on account of the extremity of the weather. [Said 
Adam and Christian his wife were bound for appearance. — 
Waste Book.] His wife was to pay to said Predice four yards 
of the same coarse holland that was stolen and two yards of 
cotton to said Oliver and Read, and Mary Parie, the servant 

*Ralph King complained to the court that Joseph Hibbird 
and his wife had given in testimony contrary to what others 
had sworn, etc. 

Samuell Penfield, aged about twenty-six years, testified 
that the wife of Joseph Hebbert had told of Blaine's neglect 
of his children and that as she had two small children to nurse 
she asked deponent to speak to their grandmother about 
it. Sworn in court. 

Summons, dated 12 : 10 : 1677, to Hibbert and wife, "they 
dwell som wher about m'' Kings farme." 

fPeter Cheever's§ petition: that the court would remit 
her sentence, etc. 

ISummons, dated 29 : 11 : 1677, signed by Samuel Sy- 
monds,§ Dep. Governor, and served by John Stasey,§ constable 
of Marblehead. 

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390 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Jan. 

of said Read who had conveyed the goods out of her master's 
house, was to pay two yards of holland and one yard of cotton. 

Lynn, Salem, Beverly and Marblehead return of those 
who took the oath of fidelity were filed. 

Whereas there were due from Edward Richards 10s. for the 
entry of two actions more than the first entry by law, the 
judgment being above lOli. in each action, it being omitted 
from his bill of cost before execution was granted, court ordered 
that said Richards pay the said 10s. to the marshal, said 
Richards to recover it by law of Mr. Giffords. 

The marshal was ordered to sue the county officer in behalf 
of the county. 

Obadiah Rich dying intestate, administration upon his 
estate was granted to Bethia, the widow, who made oath to an 
inventory* brought in. 

Allowed the servants of Capt. John Corwin, 2s., and the 
servants of Mr. Gidney, 4s. 

Twenty shillings of Mr. Gifford's fine was respitted. 

*Inventory of the estate of Obadiah Rich, taken 28 : 11 : 
1677, by Hilliard Veren, sr.f and Henry West,t and allowed 
30 : 11 : 1677, in Salem court: bed, halfe filled with feathers, 
the old rug & old blanketts & certaines with an old broaken 
bedsteed & aprtenances & 2 feather pillowes, 21i. 10s.; an old 
trunk & in it an old hamaker & 3 old sheets & two old pr. 
pillow beeres: 4 or 5 old towells & naptkins, 16s.; a little look- 
ing glass. Is. 6d.; a little old pewter & 4 porringers, 6s.; a 
lattin candlestick & funell & glass bottle & 2 or 3 old peeces 
of tin ware, 2s.; a spitt, cottrells, a pott & litle Iron kettle, 
fier shovell & tonges, 10s.; a cushion & beaker & old cloath 
& old chest, 5s. ; 3 old chaires & old little table made of a peece 
of pine board, broaken stoole & som lumber, 5s.; 2 piggs, 
16s. ; an old paile & som lumber, 2s. ; due for nursing a child, 
31i. 10s.; for som old codlines, 15s.; total, 91i. 18s. 6d. Estate 
Dr. to several men: to Mr. Batter, 51i.; to Capt. Price, 20h.; 

to Capt. Corwin, lOli.; Thos. Ives, ; to Samuell Wil- 

liames, 12s. 6d.; to som other men not yet known. 

Writ: Henry Bennett v. John Stanion; debt; to be paid 
in pine boards; dated Nov. 21, 1677; signed by Robert Lord,t 
for the court; and served by Thomas Clarke, f deputy for 
Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich, by attachment of defend- 
ant's house which his wife owned to be his. 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 391 

John Stanian's bill of cost, Hi. 16s. 

"Lou. Cousen John Stanyan 

"After my Loue remembered to you and to my Cousen, 
these few lines is to lett you understand, that you will be 
pleased to send me the Receit that m"" Adkeson gaue to you, 
for his Father will sue Abraham Perkins & he hath no way 
to help himself but by the Receit And I will desire you that 
when I send for the boards that you will doe so much as send 
me them, uery good, & about 18 or 20 Foott long, if you can 
possible & no more att present, butt my loue & respeckt I 
rest and remaine your 

"Loueing Uncle 

"Henry Bennett.* 

"Cousin the boards ar for my own use therfore send them 
that are good." 

Receipt, dated Exeter, Mar. 14, 1675-6, given by Jno. 
Graves* to Mr. Jno. Stanyan, for 51i. in boards due to Henry 
Benet. 

Receipt, dated Exsitor, Apr. 5, 1671, given by Theod. 
Atkinson, jr.* of Bostown, for 121i. in boards, by his father's 
order and for his use, to Nicklas Lison of Exiter, by Edward 
Gove's order and upon account of Abraham Perkins of Ipswidg, 
by order from Henniry Benit of Ipswidg to John Stanian 
of Hampton, by order from Thomas Bradbury of Salsbury. 
"i say received twelfe pound of Nickles Leson by Edward 
Goues order for the use of John Stanian, acording to orders 
aboue specified." Wit: Thomas Philbrick.* Sworn, 24 : 
9 : 1677, before Samll. Dalton,* commissioner. 

"Cosin John Stanyan after the tender of my respects unto 
you these are to desire you to pay untoe the bearer hereof 
John Graves the fiue pounds worth of bords due unto me & 
take his recept which shall be yo"" discharge 

"I rest yor Louinge uncle 
"Ipswich July the 24th: 75 Henry benitt."* 

Letter of attorney, dated 26 : 9 : 1677, given by Henry 
Ben[ne]t* of Ipswich to Phillip Fowler, jr., of Ipswich. Wit: 
Robert Lord.* Sworn, Nov. 25, 1677, before Daniel Denison.* 

Bond, dated Mar. 10, 1670, given by John Stanyan* of 
Hamton to Henerye Benit of Epsege, for 171i. in pine boards 
at Exeter. Wit: Jacob Bennet.* Sworn, Nov. 25, 1677, 
before Daniel Denison.* 

John Stanian affirmed concerning the order to John Graves 
of Ipswidg July 24, 1675, and to Theodor Adkinson,"and I 
haue made payment but haue lost his order beleuing that my 

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392 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Jan. 

unkell would not proue to me a cosen though he call me so 
in the order which he denieth." 

John Foulsum, sr., and Jonathan Thing testified that 
about five or six years ago, they saw a letter of attorney given 
by Theoder Atkinson, sr., to his son Theoder Atkinson, jr. 
Sworn, 23 : 9 : 1677, before Samll. Dalton,* commissioner. 

Edward Gove, aged about thirty-eight years, deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

Writ: Benjamin Ganson, master of the ketch Blessing, 
of which Capt. John Corwin is master v. Capt. John Cor- 
win; for withholding about 631i. in wages for himself and 
company in last winter's voyage to the Madera for about 
six months; dated 21 : 9 : 1677; signed by Hilliard Veren,* 
for the court; and served by Henry Skerry,* marshal of 
Salem. 

Writ: Capt. John Corwin v. Benjamin Ganson; for not 
paying the freight due plaintiff from Madera for wines brought 
in the ketch Blessing, also for damage through ill-storage of 
Corwin's wines; dated 22:9:1677; signed by Hilliard 
Veren,* for the court; and served by Henry Skerry,* marshal 
of Salem, by attachment of the dwelling house and land of 
defendant. 

Writ: Capt. John Corwin v. Benjamin Ganson; for not 
delivering at Madera 70 1-2 quintals of fish and one barrel 
of oil, according to bill of lading; dated 22 : 9 : 1677; signed 
by Hilliard Veren,* for the court; and served by Henry Skerry,* 
constable of Salem. 

Writ: Capt. John Corwin v. Benjamin Ganson; debt; 
dated 22 : 9 : 1677; signed by Hilliard Veren,* for the court; 
and served by Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem. Bond of 
Benjamin Ganson.* 

Edmond Bridges' bill of cost, as attorney to ye Worshipful 
Maj. Hathorne, for going to Topsfeld to replevin the horse, etc. 

Execution, dated Ipswich, Mar. 31, 1677, against the estate 
of Mr. John Payne of Boston, in the hands of Mr. Richard 
Knights of Boston, administrator, to satisfy judgment granted 
Mr. Waite Winthrope and Mistress Elizabeth Newman, 
executors of the will of ye Honored John Winthrope, Esq., 
late Governor of Conecticott Colony, on Mar. 27, 1677, at 
Ipswich court, signed by Robert Lord,* cleric, and returned 
by Robert Lord,* marshal of Ipswich, by attachment of marsh 
land at Plum Island, sea wall and beach, which with two small 
lots, were delivered to Mr. Daniell Epps, appointed by Capt. 
Wayte Winthrop to received them. Return also made by 
John Waite, of Boston* deputy for Henery Skerry,* marshal 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 393 

of Salem, by attachment of land in Paine's orchard, two ware- 
houses nearby, the flats and a passagway to them purchased 
of Mr. John Hull and Mrs. Mary Norton, also 31i. in money 
which marshal Webb attached in the hands of Richard Knight, 
and deposited in the hands of Capt. Winthrop. Mr. Richard 
Knight refusing to appoint an appraiser, Capt. Wait Win- 
throp chose Mr. John Saffyn and John Waite* marshal, chose 
Mr. James Whetcombe, who appraised the estate at 34511. 

Execution, dated Aug. 20, 1677, against the estate of Mr. 
Robert Paine, to satisfy judgment granted Edmund Bridges, 
26 : 4 : 1677, at Ipswich court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* 
cleric, and served by Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Execution, dated 11 : 10 : 1677, against John Allen, to 
satisfy judgment granted Steephen Crosse, 27 : 9 : 1677, at 
Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by 
John Williames,* deputy for Henery Skerry,* marshal of 
Salem, by attachment of 7,500 merchantable boards. 

Execution, dated 19 : 10 : 1677, against John Roe, or 
Runne Kelle and Francis Johnson, as sureties, to satisfy judg- 
ment granted John Martin, Nov. 27, 1677, at Salem court, 
signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and no return made. John 
(his mark) Roods and Peerse (his mark) Angell. 

Execution, dated 29 : 9 : 1677, against Mr. William Long- 
fellow to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Henry Sewall, 27 : 
9 : 1677, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem, who for want 
of estate attached his person, and he was appraised by Hilliard 
Veren, sr.* and Thomas Mighell* to be Mr. Henry Sewall's 
servant for six years. 

Execution, dated Salem, 28 : 4 : 1677, against James Cary 
to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Humphry Warren, June 26, 
1677, at Salem court, signed by HilHard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Henry Skerry, jr.,* deputy for Henery Skerry,* 
marshal of Salem, who delivered him to Mr. Warren to serve 
him twelve months. 

Execution, dated 7:11: 1677, against Edward Bennett, 
to satisfy judgment granted William Nick and Robert Bart- 
lett, 27 : 9 : 1677, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* 
cleric and served by Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem, who 
delivered said Bennett to Nick and Bartlett as their servant 
for two years, he being appraised by Resolved White* and 
Hilliard Veren, sr.* 

Execution, dated 6:5: 1677, against John Lee and Mr. John 
Giffords, to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Samuell Apleton, 
jr., 26 : 4 : 1677, at Salem court, signed by HilUard Veren,* 
cleric and served by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

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394 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Jan. 

Execution, dated 24 : 10 : 1677, against Robert Clements 
to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Thomas Woodbridge, 27 : 
9 : 1677, at Salem court, to be paid at Newbery in wheat, 
Indian or pork, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric and served 
by John Williams,* deputy for Henry Skerry,* marshal of 
Salem. 

Execution, dated July 2, 1677, against Hugh March to 
satisfy judgment granted Robert Crosse, sr., June 26, 1677, at 
Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by 
Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem. PhiUie Fowller ack- 
nowledged satisfaction. 

Execution, dated July 24, 1677, against Frances Parnell to 
satisfy judgment granted Mr. William Browne, sr., June 
26, 1677, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by 
Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem, by attachment of house 
and land, appraised by Mr. Henry Bartholmew and Nath- 
aniell Pickman, which he delivered to Mr. Benjamine Browne 
son of Mr. WiUiam Browne "by word of my mouth," and "in 
y^ house quietly alone & he locked himself e in: & then by turfe 
and twige ye land." 

Execution, dated 24 : 9 : 1677, against Abraham Whit- 
ticker to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Thomas Woodbndg, 
27 : 9 : 1677, at Salem court, to be paid in pork or Indian, 
signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served by John Wil- 
liams,* deputy for Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Execution, dated 28 : 9 : 1677, against Richard Haly, to 
satisfy judgment granted Mr. John Turner, 27 : 9 : 1677, at 
Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served 
by Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem, who delivered him to 
Mr. Turner as his servant. 

Execution, dated 18 : 12 : 1677, against John Briers, to 
satisfy judgment granted Erasmus James, 29 : 11 : 1677, at 
Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served 
by Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem, who delivered him to 
said James to be his servant seven years until the execution 
be paid. 

Execution, dated 12 : 12 : 1677, against John Bowen, to 
satisfy judgment granted William Hathorne, Esq., 29 : 11 : 
1677, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and 
served by Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem, who delivered 
him to said Hathorne to be his servant for one year. 

Execution, dated 5:9: 1677, against Nicholas Manning, 
to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Samuell Gardner, one of the 
selectmen and attorney for the town of Salem, 26 : 4 : 1677, 
at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served 
by Henry Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 395 

Execution, dated 14 : 12 : 1677, against Mr. John Giffard, 
to satisfy judgment granted John Lee, 27 : 9 : 1677, at Salem 
court, signed by HiUiard Veren,* cleric, and served by Henry 
Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Execution, dated July 2, 1677, against David Wheeler, to 
satisfy judgment granted Mr. Henry Sewall, 26 : 4 : 1677, 
at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served 
by Henery Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Execution, dated Dec. 3, 1677, against William Longfellow 
to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Hugh March, 27 : 9 : 1677, 
at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, and served 
by Henry Skerry, jr.* and John Williams,* deputies for Henry 
Skerry,* marshal of Salem. 

Execution, dated 11 : 10 : 1677, against Richard Bedford, 
to satisfy judgment granted Mr. Christopher Lattamore, 27 : 
9 : 1677, at Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric, 
and served by Robert Lord,* deputy for Henry Skerry,* mar- 
shal of Salem, who dehvered said Bedford to Mr. Nathaniell 
Wells, as his servant for eight months. 

Execution, dated 24 : 9 : 1677, against Ezra Rolf, to satisfy 
judgment granted Mr. Thomas Woodbridg, 27 : 9 : 1677, at 
Salem court, signed by Hilliard Veren,* cleric. John Wil- 
liams was appointed deputy by Henry Skerry,* marshal of 
Salem, but no return made. 

Rowley births, 1677: 

Abel, son of Abel Langley, Mar. 31. 

Jonathan, son of Joseph Chaplin, Apr. 4. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Pearson, Apr. 25. 

Martha, daughter of Samuel and Mary Palmer, Apr. 24. 

Ichabod, son of John and Hanah Boynton, Apr. 19. 

John, son of Nathaniel Harris, June 12. 

Dorothy, daughter of Isack and Martha Colbee, June 15. 

Dameris, daughter of Thomas Leaver, July 30. 

Mary, daughter of John and Hanah Acy, Aug. 5. 

Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Scot, Sept. 12. 

Samuell, son of Samuel and Sarah Spofford, Sept. 15. 

Margret, daughter of Caleb Boynton, Sept. 23. 

Thomas, son of John and Mary Bally, Oct. 7. 

Joseph, son of John and Mary Pearson, Oct. 22. 

Richard, son of John Clarke, Nov. 10. 

John, son of John and Abegail Wycome, Nov. 23. 

Timothy, son of Caleb Burbanke, Jan. 24. 

Ann, daughter of Jonathan Hopkinson, Feb. 15. 

Mary, daughter of Simon Chapman, Mar. 12. 

^Autograph. 



396 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Jan. 

Rowley marriages, 1677: 
Joseph Jewit and Rebekah Law, Mar. 2, 1676-7. 
Samuel Smith and Mary Elethrop, June 21. 
James Seails and Sarah Curtious, Nov. 7. 
John Haris, sr., and Elizabeth Wells, Oct. 24, 

Rowley burials, 1677: 
Nathaniel Mighel, Oct. 14. 
Rebeckah Lambert, daughter of Thomas, Mar. 12. 

Returned by Tho. Leaver,* clerk. 

Deed, dated Jan. 7, 1677, given by William (his mark) 
Longstafff of Salem, cordwainer, to Benjamin Home of Salem, 
tailor, for 301i., one-half "of the dwelling house I now Hue in," 
with one-half the land upon which the said house stands, about 
1 1-2 acre, which he lately bought of Ezekiell Fogg on May 5, 
1676, lying in Salem near the North river, bounded southerly 
by a ridge that was made by the digging of a ditch formerly 
by Ralph Fogg, the line running according as the fence now 
stands, and bounded on all other sides by the highway and 
the river. Wit: Phillip Veren* and Hilliard Veren, sr.* 
Acknowledged, 10 : 11 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,* assist- 
ant. Recorded in Salem records, book 4, folio 177, by Hilliard 
Veren,* recorder. On Nov. 7, 1677, Mr. Paine, the Treas- 
urer, brought in an account of the expenses of the county as 
971i. 10s. lid., and as the charges at the ordinaries of Ipswich 
and Salem are far above the agreement made with them, it 
was ordered that the clerks and marshal retrench expenses 
to 18d. per meal for the magistrates and Is. for the other offi- 
cers, and that more frugality be practiced. 

John Dalin and Edmond Bridges deposed that they heard 
Gartrud Pope affirm that about a year since she delivered 
to Thomas Russell of Marbellhead two cows and he was to 
give her two cows at the end of four years, not more than ten 
years old nor under four. He was to pay her 16s. per year. 
Sworn, 15 : 4 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,* assistant. 

Mary Holdred testified that about two years ago being near 
the house of George Joanes, she heard him call Richard Mor- 
gan foresworn devil and foresworn dog, and said he was a 
highway thief and a foresworn rogue. Said Joanes' wife 
also spoke to the same purpose. Sworn, Oct. 6, 1677, before 
Daniel Denison.* 

John Jacob's bond, dated Dec. 14, 1677, to prosecute an 
action against Francis Thurrill. 

James Travers was bound, Sept. 23, 1667, to prosecute an 
action against Joseph Everley and Abraham Robinson, before 
Samuel Symonds.* 

*Autograph. fSeal. 



1678] RECORDS AND PILES 397 

Samuel Hart, aged about thirty-one years, deposed that 
he was the company's servant, etc. Copy. 

James White's* bond, dated May 10, 1677, to prosecute 
his replevin against Thomas Spark. 

Richard Bedford and Goodman Duch, sr., owned to 

concerning delivering the barrel of pork to Steven Hascall 
for Mr. Latemor upon Bedford's account. Sworn. Nov. 25, 
1677, before Daniel Denison.* 

Return of a jury of inquest, dated July 13, 1677, Tho. 
Lovell, John Caldwell, John Kimball, John Browne, Edward 
Chapman, Edmond Deere, John Gaines, Thomas Lull, John 
Harris, George Norton, John Edwards and Thomas Smith, 
upon the death of Joseph, son of Robert Lord, sr., of Ipswich, 
who was killed in the woods about two miles and a half from 
Ipswich meeting house, that he with others was felling a tree 
and a limb, as it fell, hit another tree, breaking it and it fell 
upon said Lord, killing him. Sworn, Mar. 15, 1676-7, before 
Daniel Denison.* 

Return of a jury of inquest, Thomas Jonnes, John West, 
John Wallcut, sr., William Bennet, Thomas Bushep, Moses 
Bennet, Aron Bennet, Onesephars Allen, William Allen, 
Robert Leach, John Knights and Samuell Leach, constable, 
all of Manchester, upon the death of one John Roberts in 
Manchester bounds who was found by John Woollecut, jr., 
hanged upon a tree by his neckcloth, that it was self murder. 

Letter addressed, "To my Dear Brother Robert Lord at 
Ipswich in New England:" 

"Dear Brother and sister our kind loues presented unto you 
and your children and grandchildren hopeing and wishing your 
temporall and spirituall wellfare, wee receud yours dated in 
July with your leter of aturney and note for your goods and 
its no small trouble to us that we can now only send you words 
in answer to it so it is the Reason we canot giue you, for still 
there is nothing don by the trustees, for all our going and send- 
ing nothing but it shall be don very speedily I supose M"" 
paine can Giue you a better acount of things then I he hauein 
bin so long at Ipswich, we haue sent you a copy of the will 
yet we heer cossen Gotty hath sent one we could never get it 
till now: I supose it is som what disputable wether Broth 
sam children will haue a share by Reason of y* word then 
suruiueing yet me thinks I should be glad they might though 
poor Joseph yet remains a prodigall, yet we would hope not 
all so bad as formerly, we shall do what we can in it : though 
not by m'" paine yet by the first opertunity we can, we heard 
by sister Bill from you that the lord hath taken our dear cossen 
Mary out of this sinfull world, w^e long to hear how it is with 

*Autograph. 



398 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Jan. 

you in reference to your war, and though as yet the sword is 
at quiet amongst us, we are in a very sad confussed condition 
and sin growed to a desperate height without controwl our 
parliament is mett once againe what the lord will do for us 
by them we know not, we may well say lord help us for vaine 
is the help of man o y* we could look to him as we ought; so 
far as I know our relations are well, Cossen Hellen had 2 boyes 
at a birth about decemb last but both dead. Brother Bill 
hath had a thistilo in his face but we hope in a way of cure, 
I purpose this night to write to Cossen Gotty once more to 
hasten the bissness, to the lord I comit you my time to write 
being very short and rest 

"Yo'' loueing sister 
"March 2, 1676-7 Susan Redington. 

"pray present our kind loues to broth John and wife to whom 
I canot now write pray send me word which of the Parkers 
widows she was 

"Deare sister I thank you for your letter and as to sister 
Abigail her second match she hath a very loueing careful 
husband who I hope minds the best things though we should 
be glad to se more hopes of the maine in him; we beg your 
prayers that we and ours may be the lords, inabled to do 
and suffer his will. 

"I thank you for my childrens tokens though they yet haue 
them not." 

Those who took the oath of fidelity, Dec. 18, 1677, before 
Samll. Ward,* commissioner [of Marblehead]: Richard 
Harvie, John Darbie, William Pow, Gorg Williams, Edward 
Damon, Edward Hoallman, John Norman, Joseph Doliver, 
sr., Joseph Doliver, jr., John Doliver, John Haris, Robert 
Knight, Jaems Pittman, Gorg Memorie, Thomas Waiemoth, 
William Littfot, John Bartoll, Samuell Bartoll, Richard 
Croker, John Abitt, Mosis Pittman, John Hoiell, Ralf Eaiers, 
Jaems Skilton, William Bartoll, Robert Laveranc, Georg 
Godfrie, Richard Clatterie, Joseph Pickworth, Peter Hortin, 
Richard Smith, John Lattine, Mathew Clark, Thomas Hawkins, 
Jaems Stilson, Benieman Gall, Nickolas Pittman, John Fur- 
bush, WilUam Peach, Umpherie Deverix, John Lemoriner, 
Phillip Gavitt, Edward Umpheries, Richard Rith, Thomas 
Dixe, Josiah Brown, Orrin Hendie, Samuell Waltown, Jaems 
Watts, Griffen Joans, Richard Joans, John Harod, Umpherie 
Williams, Ehas Fortin, John Curtis, Eprim Joans, Thomas 
Bowin, John Williams, Thomas Whitt, Steven Grigs, John 
Bowin, Thomas Flowin, Jaems Beall, John Beall, Samuell 
Beall, Vinson Stilson, David Shaplie, William Boron, Wil- 

*Autograph. 



1678] RECORDS AND FILES 399 

Ham Huitt, Samuell Scarlett, Denis Bartlot, John Robins, 
John Basitt, Edword Sebrill, Thomas Horrid, Eliezer Engolls, 
John Pedrik, Thomas Pittman, William Pears, Edward Bas, 
Andrew Severie, Thomas Orvin, Robert Bartlett, Henerie 
Ruseil, Robert Bond, Thomas Frind, Richard Rusell, Samuell 
Rusell, Cristover Nick, John Nick, William Woodlie, John 
Hoper, John Mear, Robert Hoper, Thomas Rusell, Thomas 
Hoar, Arther Neall, Charls Gren, William Gover, W^illiam 
Forman, Samuell Lee, William Blackler, John Codner, Petter 
Severie, Thomas Tainer, John Waltown, Thomas Stanford, 
Elias Whiet, John Legro, Thomas Corndidg, Edword Bodier, 
Thomas Northie, Nickolas Pickett, Phillip Welch, Thomas 
Frost, Richard Downing, Richard Rowland, Laomie Simson, 
John Tuckerman, Thomas Edwords, John Cool, Gorg Michell, 
John Martin, John Roads, John Wilkot, John Pamer, Edword 
Benit, Moris Chamlet, John Haskins, Lawrenc Borenc, Auther 
Churchwel, Jams Skiner, William Punchir, Richard Wolten, 
Richard Gulbie, Phillip Gudin, Pearc Angell, Johnathan Ga- 
chell, Thomas Dod, Thomas Powsland, Roger Vickorie, Rich- 
ard Glas, Richard Peord, William Cock, John Briars, Gorg 
Pick, Mickell Coas, Adam Predies, Josep Gachell, William 
Venine, John Prows, Elias Trick, Richard Mek, John Alin, 
Phillip Angill, John Bream, Thomas Edwords, Robert Hobs, 
Edword Wede, Cristover Huckston, John Meltos. Those who 
refused to take the oath were Thomas Baker, Edward Venton, 
Robert Codner and Robert Nickolls. 

The list of those who were sworn by Captayne Thomas 
Marshall of Lynn according to Generall Court order who 
took the oath at a general meeting on Feb. 26, 1677, many of 
them, and some since, and are here mentioned according to 
their several squadons of tithingmen and constables. Ensigne 
Jno. Fuller's and Mathew Farrington, sr.'s squadron: Samuell 
Verrj'', Joseph Rhoades, James Robinson, John Newhall, jr., 
Nathl. Newhall, Nathl. Kertland, jr., Henry Wormwood, 
Andrew Townsend, Joseph Farr, John Clarke, Ely Rhoades, 
Saml. Rhoades, Joshua Rhoades, John Witt, Joseph Mansfeild, 
jr., Joshua Wheat, John Fuller, jr., Edward Fuller, Elisha 
Fuller, Samuell Hart, sr,, Saml. Hart, jr., Joseph Hart, Rich- 
ard Haven, sr., Nehemiah Goodale, William Longley, Thomas 
Browne, sr., Thomas Browne, jr., Joseph Browne, John New- 
hall, sr., Joseph Newhall, Robert Burger, Henry Trevett, 
Robert Pottar, sr., Robert Pottar, jr., Ebenezer Hathorne, 
Nathl. Hathorne, Isaack Ramsdell, Richard Haven, jr., 
Aquilla Ramsdall, Moses Hudson, John Mower, Saml. Mower, 
John Newhall, 3d. Henry Collins, sr.'s and Henry Selzby's 
squadrons: John Lewis, sr., Ezekiell Needham, Thomas Brew- 
er, John Linzey, Thomas Farrar, jr., Thomas Beal, Richard 



400 SALEM QUARTERLY COURT [Jan. 

Hood, sr., Richard Hood, jr., Will. Bassett. jr., John Lewis, 
jr., Robert Engoles, sr., John Engoles, Robert Engoles, jr., 
Saml. Engoles, Nathl. Engoles, Ben. Ireson, Jonathan 
Selzby, Saml. Selzby, Ephraim Selzby, Henry Collins, jr., 
Henry Collins, 3d, Ben. Collins, Robert Rand, jr., Zachary 
Rand, Richard Richinson, Robert Coats, jr., Thomas Graves, 
jr., Samuell Graves, Willm. Smith, Mathyas Farnworth, jr., 
John Farnworth, John Richards, Griffin Harris, Nicholas 
Hutchens, Ben. Farr, John Blano, jr., Joseph Collins, John 
Marks. Sergeant Nathl. Kertland's and John Burrell, sr.'s 
squadron: John Burrell, jr., Thomas Ivory, Henry Stacey, 
Moses Chadwell, John Brade, Allin Brade, jr., Allin Brade, 
3d, Timothy Brade, Joseph Brade, Joseph Hall, Daniell 
Needham, Jacob Knight, Nathaniell Ballard, John Tarbox, 
John Ballard. Mr, Laughton's and Francis Burrell's squadron: 
Hugh Alley, Samuell Laughton, Samuell Mansfeild, Abraham 
Roberts, John Coats, Jno. Neck, Robert Drivar, jr., Joseph 
Burrell, Thomas Laughton, jr., John Daues, Benjamin Red- 
knap, Samuell Jonson, Samuell Tarbox, Elezaer Lynzey, Dan- 
iell Jonson, Domingo White, Mr. Samuell Cobbett. William 
Bassett, sr.'s and Eleazer Lynzee's squadron: Mr, Ralph 
King, John Ally, Phillip Dory, Richd. Cowdeck, Joseph Fisk, 
Walter Phillips, sr., Walter Phillips, jr., John Phillips, George 
Oakes, Samuell Pike, Thomas Purchis, Thomas Haynes, 
Robert Haynes, Joseph Hibbard. Edward Baker's and 
William Mirriam's squadron: Joseph Edmunds, Willm, Pasly, 
Joseph Hollowey, John Edmunds, Joseph Mirriam, Ebenezer 
Stocker, Josiah Rhoades, Joseph Hutchens, Sam. Edmunds, 
Daniell Hutchens, John Divan, jr., Edward Baker, Thomas 
Baker, Peeter Twist, Macam Downing, Henry Dispaw, 
Edward Dispaw, Macam Macallom, John Glide, Samuell 
Jenckes, John Jencks, Allester Dugglas, John Chilson, John 
Severn, Thomas Bancraft's squadron: Edward Marshall, 
John Peircon, jr,, Francis Hutchinson, John Hawckes, Moses 
Hawckes, Daniell Gowen, Nathl. Gowen, Daniell Eaton, 
John Coale, Thomas Huchenson, Samuell Stocker, William 
demons, Samuell Penfeild, Nathl. Lewis, John Dean. 

Those who have taken the oath of fidelity in Beverlee, 
Dec. 3, 1677: Lieutenant Paul Thorndike, Richard Stack- 
house, ferryman, Andrew Tarris, yeoman, John Sampson, 
yeoman, Alexander Candide, yeoman, "William Leavermore, 
yeoman, Robert Bradford, fisherman, John Sworton, tailor, 
John Edwards, Richard Ober, fisherman, William Clearke, 
fisherman, John Bennett, weaver, William Cleeves, fisherman, 
Mathew Taylor, carpenter, John Whitefoot, fisherman, John 
Stone, seaman, Henery Herrick, yeoman, Mordecai Larkum, 
sr., husbandman, Mordecai Larkum, jr., husbandman. Rice 



1678] RECORDS AND FILES 401 

Edwards, pavior, Samuell Corning, husbandman, Joseph 
Eaten, tanner, William Simon, husbandman, John Jackson, 
fisherman, Giles Parnell, fisherman, James Widger, fisherman, 
James Taylor, fisherman, Humphery Woodberre, fisherman, 
William Woodberre, fisherman, Robert Cooborne, husband- 
man, John Salis, fisherman, Solomon Cole, fisherman, Leanard 
Austin, fisherman, James Patch, seaman, Peter Murrell, fish- 
erman, Jonathan Boyles, carpenter, Joseph Lovett, weaver, 
Marks Tricker, husbandman, Isaac Woodberre, fisherman, 
William Hetherd, fisherman, William Ferreman, fisherman, 
Thomas Stamford, husbandman, William Hooper, fisherman, 
Thomas Cock, fisherman, Jonas Johnson, fisherman, Richard 
Haynes, husbandman, Thomas Baker, fisherman, Nathanell 
Houard, carpenter, Roger Hascole, carpenter, Richard Wood- 
berre, husbandman, William Gill, weaver, John Woaker, 
tailor, Isaac Hull, cooper, Joseph Batchelor, seaman, Samuell 
Bolch, yeoman, John Bolch, carpenter, Robert Cue, husband- 
man, John Herrick, husbandman, Thomas Parlo, husband- 
man, Cornelius Larkum, husbandman, Robert Stanford, 
husbandman, GoUood Barthrum, husbandman, Richard Thirs- 
tle, fisherman, Edward Alfridge, ship carpenter, Anthony 
Bennett, carpenter, John Knight, husbandman, John Pride, 
fisherman, George Stanlee, fisherman, Thomas Woodberre, 
fisherman, Anthony Williams, fisherman, Richard Weaver, 
husbandman, John Traske, husbandman, Marke Hascole, 
carpenter, Anthony Wood, weaver, Thomas Club, husband- 
man, David Perkins, blacksmith, John Wellior, feltmaker, 
Thomas Blashfield, fisherman, William Hoare, fisherman^ 
John Lovett, cooper, John Lambert, fisherman, Roger Haskin, 
seaman, William Bath, fisherman, Samuell Harris, fisherman, 
John Rayment, husbandman, John Tuck, fisherman, Nath- 
anaell Conant, cordwinder, William Chub, carpenter, Andrew 
Elliott, cordwinder, William Elliott, cordwinder, Zachariah 
Herrick, carpenter, Edmund Grower, cordwinder, William 
Bradfort, fisherman, Jeremiah Butman, husbandman, Philip 
Deland, miller, William Dodge, husbandman, Isaac Davis, 
husbandman, Christopher Browne, fisherman, John Coy, 
husbandman, William Rayment, j^eoman, John Whitcheare, 
husbandman, Robert Roundy, seaman. 

Manchester men who have taken the oath of fidelity before 
Capt. William Dixie: William Benit, Samll. Alein, Samll. 
Friend, Samll. Leach, John Sible, Robert Leach, Will. Alein, 
jr., Moses Benit, Aron Benit, Jenking Williams, John 
Ellitrop, John Crow, Thomas Bishop, Nicolas Vinson, John 
Knights, Francis Weenwright, Onesiphorus Allen, Peeter 
Runno. 

List of persons in Gloster who took the oath of fidelity re- 



402 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Court held at Ipswich, Mar. 26, 1678. 

Judges: Mr. Symonds, Dept. Govr., Major Genrll. Denison 
and Major Wm. Hathorne. 

turned by Wm. Haskall,* Sergt. : Thomas El well, seaman, 
Hugh Row, seaman, Moses Dudy, husbandman, Thomas 
Prince, jr,. seaman, Robert Scott, husbandman, Thomas 
Babson, seaman, John Curney, seaman, Isaac Elwell, sea- 
man, John Walles, fisherman, Josiah Walles, seaman, Robert 
Skamp, fisherman, Samuell Elwell, jr., fisherman, Tho. Prince, 
sr., husbandman, Abraham Robinson, seaman, Edward Har- 
radin, jr., seaman, Bartholomev/ Foster, seaman, James Per- 
sons, husbandman, Jephery Persons, jr., husbandman, Wil- 
liam Stevens, ship carpenter, Temothy Day, husbandman, 
John Day, husbandman, John Stainwood, husbandman, 
Phillip Steinwood, husbandman, John Roberts, seaman, John 
Bray, husbandman, Nathaniell Bray, husbandman, Raph 
Turner, fisherman, Joseph Allen, smith, Samuell Stainwood, 
shoemaker, Moris Smith, husbandman, John Millett, seaman, 
Nathaniell Somes, husbandman, Joseph Clarke, carpenter, 
Willi. Sargeant, jr., Samuell Sargent, Jacob Grigs, John 
Batcheler, John Davis, jr., William Grigs, Nathaniell Coitt, 
Raph Andrews, Jonathan Stainwood, John Jacson, Nathaniell 
Hadlocke, Joseph Haskell, Marke Haskell, Josiah Haskell, 
Josiah Kent, Thomas Loufkin, Richard Gooding, John Pearce, 
jr., Andrew Harradein and Henry Witham, all husband- 
men, and John Haskell, seaman. 

At a general town meeting held at Salem, 6:3: 167-, 
''The Towne being mett togeth'' to Consider of M'' Higginsons 
motion about M'' NichoUats Staying here: doe honnestly 
desire y* M'' Nicholats would bee pleased to stay w''' us one 
year for triall & to Exercise his guifts amongst us, & y* wee 
may haue a Lecture once euery week & for his maintainance 
to haue itt by a free Volluntary Contribution euery Lords day. 

"Att a generall Towne meeting 14*'' 1 : 1673 M^ Charles 
Nichollett is desired to stay att Salem for another year, when 
y^ form'' year is Expired upon y'' same tearmes 

"Att a Generall Towne meeting : 24*^ : 1 '°° 1674 M^ Charles 
Nichollett is Called by y" Towne to Continue w*^ us a year 
for to help to Carry on y^ worke of y*= ministry as formerly 

"Att a Generall Towne meeting : 28*'' 8'^ : 1674 It is 
Agreed by a full & free Voat of y'' Towne for M'' Nicholletts 
Continuance Amongst us dureing his Life." Copy from 
the town book of records, made Apr. 13, 1677, per order of 
the selectmen, by Jno. Price.* 

* Autograph. 



1678] RECORDS AND FILES 403 

Jury of trials: Mr. Daniell Epps, John Denison, Sam. 
Ingalls, Joseph Whipple, John Caldwell, Jacob Foster, Ens. 
Stee. Greenleafe, Edmond Moore, John Poore, John Palmer, 
Thomas Wood and Tobiah Perkins. 

Constables, Sam. Howlet of Topsfield, Sam. Martin, and 
Tho. Ossgood of Andover. 

Jacob Tapan, Rich. Bartlet, Mr. Rich. Dumer, jr., and 
Henry Short took the freeman's oath. 

Mr. Wm. Norton v. Phillip Fowler. Trespass. Verdict 
for plaintiff, the land in controversy.* 

Walter Fairefield v. Mr. John Giffard. Slander. Verdict 
for plaintiff.f 



*Bonas Norton testified that Phillip Fowler, jr., told him 
that he would advise deponent's father not to go to law about 
the land in controversy before Mr. Hubbard came home, 
''for ses hee I haue been at Boston & speake with The Cover"" 
& Capt. Hall & I know so much that your Father will Get 
nothinge of mee by Goeinge to Law, for I shall (ses fowler) 
haue all my Charges borne." Sworn in court, 

Thomas Ears, aged about twenty-three years, deposed that 
Phillip Fowler employed him to cut wood upon this land and 
they felled three trees and that the last load was brought away 
about sun an hour high at night. This was since Mrs. Nor- 
ton's death. Sworn in court. 

Lease, dated June 25, 1670, given by Mary Norton,! to 
William Hubberd, clerk, teacher of the Church of Ipswich, 
whereas Mr. John Norton, late teacher of the Church of 
Boston, now deceased, was possessed of divers parcels of 
land in Ipswich, besides his farm of 150 acres given to the 
children of his brother Mr. William Norton of Ipswich, after 
the decease of his wife, Mary, who was executrix of his will, 
40 acres of meadow and upland, bounded by a creek on the 
southwest and on the northwest by land formerly given to 
Mr. Bilingham, deceased, now in possession of Mr. John 
Payne of Boston, which was not disposed of by will and which 
is the property of the widow; for twenty-one years beginning 
Apr. 9, 1670, said Hubberd paying 40s. yearly rent. Wit: 
Peter Brackett§ and Jacob Elliot. § 

fWrit: Walter Fayerfeild v. John Gifford; slander; for 
reporting that he or John Lee forged the word "and" in a 
writing; dated Boston, Mar. 5, 1677-8; signed by Ephraim 

JAutograph and seal. §Autograph. 



404 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Mr. Daniell Epps v. Henry Bennett. Trespass. Verdict 
for plaintiff, the land in controversy. Appealed to the next 
Court of Assistants. Henry Bennet bound, with Abraham 
Perkins and Jacob Bennett as sureties.* 

Turner,! for the court; and served by Returne Waite,t deputy 
marshal of Suffolk. Bond of John Geffard.f 

Walter Fairefeld's bill of cost, 21i. Is. lOd. 

James Browne, aged about thirty-one years, deposed that 
he had been in several towns in this country where he dwells, 
and other countries as well, and since the report had been 
spread by Gifford, Walter Fayerfield had suffered very much 
in name and credit, especially among strangers. Sworn, 23 : 
1 : 1677-8, before Edmund Batter, f commissioner. 

Sarah Hawks testified that Lee and Farefeild came to her 
house from Mr. Giffards, and one of them took a writing 
out of his pocket, reading that Mr. Giffard was to pay 401i. 
cash. They seemed to be discontented about the writing, and 
she heard Fairefeild say that it wanted but one word to make 
it cut. Sworn, 19 : 1 : 1678, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

John Lee, aged about thirty-three years, deposed that he 
kept the writing and that Fairfield only signed his name as a 
witness. Also that the word "cash" was the only word that 
Fairfield objected to in the discourse at John Hawks' house, 
he thinking it might be read "catch." Sworn in court. 

John Hauks testified. Sworn, 4:1: 1677-8, before Wm. 
Hathorne,t assistant. 

Edward Bridges, aged about forty years, deposed that in 
John Turner's house at the last Court of Assistants at Boston, 
he told John Gifford that Walter Fairefield intended to sue him 
for reflecting upon him in his reasons of appeal in charging 
said Fairefield or Lee with forgery and Gifford replied that he 
did not care a straw for him, for one of them did it. Sworn 
in court. 

Joseph Lee, aged about thirty years, deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

John Giffard's reasons of appeal dated Feb. 27, 1677, from 
the Ipswich court to the Court of Assistants, etc., John Lee, 
Henry Dispaw, Clement Coldam, Marshal Waite, Mr. Raw- 
son, Mr. Epps and Andrew Peeters mentioned. Copy made 
by Robert Lorcl,t cleric. 

*Writ: Mr. Daniell Epps of Ipswich v. Henry Bennet, sr., 
of Ipswich; trespass, in that Bennet's son Jacob felled trees 
and conveyed twenty of them away from said Epps' land at 
Castle Neck, which land he had from the town of Ipswich; 

fAutograph. 



1678] RECORDS AND FILES 405 

dated Mar. 21, 1677-8; signed by Robert Lord,* for the 
court; and served by Robert Lord,* marshal of Ipswich, by 
attachment of a part of the farm of Henry Benitt. 

Daniell Epps' bill of cost, 21i. 9s. 6d. 

Summons, dated Mar. 21, 1677-8, to Henry Bennitt, sr., 
of Ipswich, signed by Robert Lord,* for the court, and no 
return made. 

"At a generall Towne meeting the 14*^^ of feb. 1664 "1. 
Voted that Plumb Hand Hogg Hand and Castle neck be 
devided to such as have right to commons acording to law, 
acording to the p portion of four six and eight. 2. all that 
doe not exceed six shillings eight pence there pson and estate 
in a single country rate to be of the first devission of four, all 
that exceed not sixteene shillings to be of the second devission 
of six, All those that exceed sixteene shillings in a single coun- 
try rate, together with our maiestrates. Elders, Mr. John 
Rogers, Mr. Thomas Andrews to be of the highest devission 
of eight. 3. John Gage was voted and granted to be of 
them of the middle number. 4. Voted that it be left to the 
selectmen to have those places veiwed measured & devided." 
Copy from the Ipswich town book, taken Mar. 16, 1677, by 
Robert Lord,* cleric. 

" Att a meeting of the selectmen November 24, 1665 wheras 
upon a mistake in the devision of Plumb Hand &c some psons 
were forgotten that had right & some fell short of there due 
proportion. The selectmen doe order them there alowance 
acording to Towne order, viz. To qu''t master John Perkins 
one acre and halfe at Perlyes meadow. To John Ayres for 
M'' Nortons Farme three acres. To Wm. Pritchett for serg* 
Jacobs farme thre acres. To John Newmarsh for y** house 
y* was Tho. Hardyes 3 acres. To John Newman Jun'' for the 
house y* was Roger Langtons three acres. To Nehemiah 
Abbott 3 acres adioyneing to goodman Hows farme. To 
John Layton an acre & halfe that he fell short promised him." 
Copy from the Ipswich town book, taken Mar. 16, 1677, by 
Robert Lord,* cleric. 

"At a generall Towne meeting 27 feb. 1654. Left to the 
seaven men to take order concerning the way over the gut cut. 

"Att a meeting of the seaven men 21 (1) 1655-56 ordered 
that the surveighers are to mend the way to castle neck at 
the Bridge and elce where. 

"Att a meeting of the select men 10 (12) 1656 ordered that 
the surveighors shall fill up the ends of the Bridge over the 
gutt that is cutt in m"" Epps his marsh so as it may be possible 
for carting and to require the Towne proportion acording to 

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406 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

there quantity of common of the highway leading to castle 
neck 

"Att a generall Towne meeting IS*"* of June 1658 voted by 
the Towne that George Gidding, Henry Bennett and John 
Gage view the way leading to Castle neck and apoynt W^ 
part the Towne is to mend and w* part m"" Epps is to mend 
acording to an order of the selectmen made in 1656. 

"At a gen^U meeting 16*"^ feb 1665. Granted to m"" Epps 
to make use of the residue of castle neck, untill the Towne 
give him satticefaction for the loss he hath sustained in his 
Marsh by cutting the cutt through, and his loss in the Townes 
not makeing and mending the Bridge over it, and the high- 
way on each syde of it. 

"At a generall meeting the 16*^ of february 1665 voted to 
leave it to the selectmen to Judge of the right of comonage 
of such as have & do claime right acording to Justice and 
to considder of a place to satticefie such as want. 

"At a Towne "meeting the 20**^ of february 1665 voted to 
leave it to the selectmen to Judge of the Right of comonage 
of such as have and doe claime right acording to Justice and 
to consider of a place to satticefie such as want. 

"At a meeting of the selectmen the 30*'^ of Aprill 1667 
wheras John Newmarsh wanted a devission to be layd out to 
him for the house that was Thomas Hardyes & there being 
a lott that was layd downe by John Layton in Plumb Hand, 
granted the s"^ lott to John Newmarsh but after it was con- 
cluded Maxemilian Jewett should haue that lott And John 
Newmarsh had one layd out to him at castle neck for his 
devission for Hardyes house abovesd 

"At a meeting of the selectmen the 27 of november 1668 
ordered that those that layd out the devissions of Plumb 
Hand castle neck & hogg Hand, and some wanting lotts, the 
select men, order that shall alow it them out of the remainder 
that was not layd out as castle neck, To Thomas Lovell, John 
Newmarsh, John Ayres, Kill. Ross and any other y* appeare 
to have a right 

"Those that were apoynted layd out four lotts in castle 
neck begining at the marsh the first was drawne by Thomas 
Lovell, the second by John Ayres, the third by John New- 
marsh. 

"Att a Towne meeting the 16*^^ of feb. 1668 voted that 
Thomas Bishop, Symon Tompson & John Andrews on the 
Townes part to considder of the damages m"" Epps sustaines 
by the high way and cut through his marsh, and Report to 
the Towne what satticefaction they Judge meet. Mr. Epps 
chose quarter m"" Perkins, Nathaniell Wells & Mr. John Deni- 



1678] RECORDS AND FILES 407 

son on his pt the neck to remaine as before tell then." Copies 
made by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

"At a Generall Towne meeting 16 february 1668 Voted by 
the Towne that M"" Epps should haue sattisfaction giuen him 
out of Castle neck for his damages & charges & if there were 
more of the neck then would be for sattisfaction, that then 
he should haue the refusall of it in case the Towne should sell 
it or dispose of it before any other, he paying as much as any 
other would for it. William Norton,* Robert Lord, jr.* 
George Smith* and Arthur (his mark) Abbot." The first 
three sworn, June 24, 1674, before Samuel Symonds,* Dep. 
Gov., and the latter sworn, July 6, 1674, before John Leverett,* 
Governor. 

"Att a Towne meeting the first of October 1677 Granted 
by the Towne that m' Epps shall have all the piny land that 
lyes betw^eene castle Hill and the wiggwam Hill that was not 
layd out in the first devission, and the feed of all the remainder 
of the neck that was not layd out in the first devissions the 
Towne Reserveing free for common use all the wood that 
lyeth beyond the duck pond and the wiggwam Hill, M'' Epps 
discharging the Towne from all charges & damages y* the sayd 
Epps hath sustained, and sd Epps doth also resigne up to the 
Towne, two four acre & halfe lotts of marsh, viz. Robert 
Cobornes and John Addams lotts, leaveing the cutt to the 
fre use of the Towne and doe excuse the Towne from any 
more charge of the highway, the propriaters in castle neck only 
excepted. 

"At a Towne meeting 15 of march 1669 wee whose names 
are under written being chosen by the Towne on the one 
ptie & Mr. Epps on the other ptye, to considder the damages 
that hath beene to M'" Epps by cutting a gut through his 
marshes and mending of the highwayes & satticefaction for 
the same upon the considderation of the abovesayd premisses 
doe Judge for his satticefaction that he shall have fifty five 
acres of land next castle Hill, runing along by the marsh 
leaveing a high way, to those lotts in the neck, and this to be 
layd out by those men that layd out the divissinall lotts. 
Thomas Bishop, Symon Tompson, John Perkins and John 
Andrews. Voted by the Towne that this returne is accepted 
as is above written." 

"At a meeting of the select men the 23 January 1673 There 
being no lott to Corpll. John Andrews for his devission for 
house at Averills Hill the selectmen alowed him to haue thre 
acres next to Sergent Burnam at the head of the great pasture 
And M'" Symonds for Killecres Ross his house 3 acres next 
unto John Andrews Cornett Whipple (Joyned with Robert 

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408 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Kinsman & Robert Lord) who are to apoynt to lay out Sergt. 
Burnams to lay these out." 

"Att a Towne meeting the 13 of february 1676 voted to 
leave it to the selectmen to considder w* is upon the neck 
M"" Epp propounded for, and what damage M"" Epps haue 
beene at and report to the Towne." Copies made Mar. 21, 
1677-8, by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Deed, dated Apr. 5, 1669, given by John Ayresf of Ipswitch, 
husbandman, to Henry Bennet of Ipswich, all his division lot 
granted by the town of Ipswich, situate in the upland at Castle 
Neck, having the upland lot of John Numarch on one side 
and Thomas Lovell's on the other. Wit: Thomas Bishop* 
and John Perkins.* Acknowledged, Nov. 5, 1672, before 
Daniel Denison.* Recorded Jan. 24, 1672 among the records 
of lands for Essex at Ipswich, book 3, foHo 240, by Robert 
Lord,* cleric. 

Fragment of a deed to William Goodhue, land at Ipswich, 
in the devision lots, etc., Hog Island river mentioned. 

Archelaus Woodman certified at Newberry, Sept. 26, 1677, 
to the survey made by Mr. Damfort and others 10 m. : 1674, 
he being employed by the town, except to the expression con- 
cerning the degrees which he did not thoroughly understand; 
also that whereas it is said to a stake standing in Mr. Dum- 
mer's side line, it should be expressed as the southeast end line. 
Sworn, Sept. 26, 1677, before Jo. Woodbridge,* commissioner. 

Thomas Lovell, sr., deposed that he was one of the lot 
layers chosen by Ipswich to lay out Plum Island, Hog Island 
and Castle Neck, and at the first laying out of Castle Neck 
they laid out only Wiggwam hill and the marshes. On Mar. 
23, 1677, he went with Goodman Lord, sr., to Castle Neck 
where he saw many trees felled. Also that he would not have 
taken his lot at Castle Hill only that Goodman Benite would 
buy it. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Epps, aged about twenty-four years, and Henry 
Gould, aged about thirty years, testified. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Epps, aged about twenty-four years, and Henry 
Gould, aged about thirty years, testified on Jan. 7, 1677 that 
they were sent by Joseph's father Epps to see what damage 
was done and they saw Jacob Bennett and some of his folks 
cutting wood. They told him to forbear but he refused. They 
also testified that said Jacob owned that he cut the wood at 
Major General Denison's and that his father had a title to 
the land, etc. Sworn in court. 

John Newmarch* of Ipswich certified. Mar. 26, 1678, that, 
he had sold all his right in the division granted to him by 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 409 

Ipswich at Castle Neck, belonging to the house that was 
Thomas Hardye's. 

Tho Lovell* certified, Mar. 26, 1678, that he had sold to 
Henry Benite all his interest in the Castle Neck land laid out 
to him by virtue of his father Hassell's house. 

John Newmarch, sr.* and Tho. Lovell, sr.,* declared that 
they went to the selectm-cn of Ipswich to demand their divi- 
sions and they answered that they would not make any division 
upon any of Ipswich common except that which was already 
voted to be divided and what it lacked in quality it should 
be made up in quantity, four to one. Sworn in court. 

Isrrell Hunewell deposed that in June last he went over 
the river to Hog Island to work as usual, and at one time he 
found the cattle that were kept at the Island, in the corn 
field where the house stands and the cattle laid in the corn 
doing much damage. Sworn in court. 

John Newmarch* of Ipswich, certified. Mar. 26, 1678, that 
he had sold his interest in his division granted him by Ipswich, 
the upland at Castle Neck, belonging to the house that was 
Thomas Hardye's. 

Tho. Lovell* certified. Mar. 26, 1678, that he sold to Henry 
Benite his right in Castle Neck, by virtue of his father Hassell's 
right. 

John Newmarch* and Tho. Lovell, sr.* testified that they 
went to the selectmen of Ipswich to demand their divisions, 
and were told that they would not make up any of Ipswich 
common but that which was already voted and what it wanted 
in quality should be made up in quantity. Sworn in court. 

Moses Pengry, sr., aged about sixty-six years, deposed that 
many years ago, about the time that the farm was granted 
to the feoffees of the free school and by them conveyed to 
John Cogswell, he and John Gage and others were sent to view 
if not to lay out the bounds of the said farm from the rest of 
the common there. They went on from the head of a creek, 
now called Whitrige's creek, till they came to the end of a 
swampy meadow, and not being willing to go over it, they sent 
a man over to mark a tree on the other side, but whether it 
was recorded at time, this deponent could not remember. 
He further said that he with others was sent in late years, the 
line being unknown, to run between the common and said 
farm, but having no certain rule to go by nor point to run on 
from the head of the creek to Glouster line, it caused a question 
among them. Some said they must take the distance between 
the heads of the creeks and give the same breadth on the head 
line and so run to Whitridge's creek, to which they could not 
fully accord, yet being on the place they made a trial, ran a 

* Autograph. 



410 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

John Croomwell v. Robert Cannon. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff.* 

while and then gave it up. At another time they ran from 
the said creek as right as they then could and lighted on the 
petition fence that was set up by the first tenant, they running 
by many old posts that were standing there this week, but 
this did not satisfy the farmers. 

*Writ: Mr. John Cromwell v. Robert Cannon; debt; 
dated 12 : 10 : 1677; signed by Hilliard Veren,t cleric, and 
served by John Williams, f deputy for Henery Skerry, f marshal 
of Salem, by attachment of defendant's sloop, a table and a 
chair. 

Writ: John Andrews v. Robert Cannon; for security, said 
Andrews having given bond for said Cannon's appearance at 
Ipswich court in an action brought by John Cromwell for 
debt, and having left his family and attempting to go out of the 
country; dated 12 : 12 : 1677; signed by Hilliard Veren,t 
for the court; and served by Thomas Andrews,! deputy for 
Joseph Webb,t marshal of Suffolk, who "attached the body 
of Rob* Cannon at the house of Abraham Adams and said 
Adams layd hold on mee, and held me so as that said Cannon 
escaped." 

Thomas Cromwell, aged about fifty-five years, and Edward 
Mould, aged about forty-six years, testified that being in said 
Thomas's shop with Robert Cannon, Jon. Cromwell came in 
and Cannon acknowledged that he owed a debt to him but 
he said he was not able to pay it and so he might do his worst. 
Sworn, 14 : 1 : 1677, before Wm. Hathorne,t assistant. 

John Cromwell's bill of cost. Hi. 12s. 6d. 

Bond, for Robert Cannon's appearance, dated Jan. 1, 
• 1677-8, given by Robert Cannonf and John Andrewsf. Wit: 
Francis Nealef and Ephraim Marston.f 

Robert Cannon, Dr., for meate to be pd, in 1-4 pt. money, 
July 22, '76, shd. veale, 15d., (24) 1-4 lam, 2s. 4d., 3s. 7d.; 
29, 1-4 veale, 4s., 1 August 1-4 lam, 2s., 6s. 6d.; 5, 81i. beefe 
3d., 2 p. 1-4 lam, Is. 8d. (8) 1-4 lam, 2s., (10) 1-4 lam, 2s. 4d., 
8s. 4d.; 12, 8 lb. 1-2 beefe, 3d., 2 1-4 lam, 2s. (14) 1-4 lam, 2s. 
6d. (16) leg veal. Is. 8d., 8s. 7 3-4d.; (20) 1-4 lam, 2s. 6d., 
(21) nee mott, 14d. (26) 1-4 lam, 2s. 6d (28) 1-4 lam, 2s., 8s. 
2d.; 2 Sept. 11 lb. 1-4 befe, 3d 1-2, (8) leg lam, 14d (9) leg mott, 
2s., shd. mt., 20d., (11) leg lam, 15d., 9s. 4 l-4d.; (16) a mara- 
bone, lOd., 1-4 mott, 4s. (19) leg lam, 15d. (22) leg motton. 
Is. 8d., 7s. 9d.; (23) 12 3-4 lb. befe, 3d. 1-2, (25) shd. mott, 
15d. (30) 17 lb 1-2 befe, 3 1-2 lb. motton, 16d., lis. 4 3-4d.; 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 411 

Thomas Woodbridge v. Moses Gillman. Verdict for plain- 
tiff, in boards to be delivered at Nubury.* 

7 Octto., 9 1-4 lb. befe, 3d., pc shd. mott, 18d., (14) leg mott, 
ISd., 11 3-41i. befe, 3d., shd. motton, 16d., 9s. 7d.; 27, 1-4 
befe, 161 lb. at 2d 1-2 pr. (9 Nov) leg motton, 2s.; nee motton, 
14d., Hi. 16s. 8 l-2d.; 23 Nov. shd motton, 18d. (28) 1-4 lam, 
2s., 1-4 befe 1411b., at 2d. 1-2 pr.. Hi. 12s. 10 l-4d.; 21 Decem- 
ber, nee motton, 2s. 4d.; 17 January leg mott. Is. lOd. (22) 
shd. mott.. Is. 8d. (27) nee. motton, 12d., 4s. 6d.; (30) shd. 
motton, 18d., leg mutton. Is. lOd., 10 Feb., br. nee. veale, 2s., 
5s. 4d.; (17) leg motton, 15d., Is. 3d.; (22) shd. veale, 14d. 
(29) leg veale, 20d., 2s. lOd.; 9 March 1-4 beefe, 116 lb. at 
3d., Ih. 9s.; 8 May 77, leg veale, 18d., (14) nee veale, lOd. 
(17) pluck, 8d., shd. veale, 15d., 4s. 3d.; 9 June leg motton, 
2s. (17) shd. veale, 14d., (26) 1-4 lam, 2s., 5s. 2d.; 26 June 
Reced 1 pr. mens falls (10) & 1 pr. plaine shoes, (10), (30) 
lams hd., 8d., shd. veale, 16d., 2s.; (30) leg veale, 16d., sheps 
hd & pluck, lOd., 2s. 2d.; 2 Jully leg mott, 2s. (6) 1-4 motton, 
3s. 6d., hd. and pluck, 12d., (14) 1-4 lam, Is. lOd., 8s. 4d.; 
(16) 1-4 lam, 2s., lams, hd. plu, 8d. (21) leg beefe, 16d., shd. 
motton, 20d., 5s. 8d.; (24) Hd. & pluck, 12d. (25) leg motton. 
Is. lOd. (28) 7 1-4 lb. befe, 3d. 1-2 (8 Aug.) 1-4 lam, 2, 6s. lid.; 
25 July Rese. 2 pr. plaine shoos; 8 Aug. 1-4 lam, Is. 8d. (30) 
sh. hd. plu., lOd. (15) shd. motton, 14d., 3s. 8d.; 2 Octto. 
leg motton. Is. lOd., nee. motton, 12d., head & pluck, 3s. 8d.; 
(5) nee motton, 12d., (6) 9H. 1-2 befe, 2 lb. suit, 12d., shd. 
motton, 20d., 6s. 5d.; (9) leg motton, Is. 8d. (13) shd. motton, 
Is. 8d. (17) 2 lb. suit (20) lOh. 3-4 befe, 3d., 7s. 5d.; 20-6 lb. 
1-4 befe. Id., suit, 6d. (24) 1 lb. suit, nee motton, 14d. (27) 
llli. 3-4 befe, 3d. 1-2, 7s. 5d.; 30, Hi. suit 2 Nov. leg mt.. 
Is. 8d., 3 Nov. 8 1-4 lb. befe at 2d., 3s. lOd.; (7) hd. & pluck, 
8d., shd. motton, 16d., hd. & pluck, 8d. (12) leg motton. Is. 
8d., 4s. 4d.; nee. motton, lOd., 1-2 lb. suit, 3d (20) lams hd 
& plu, 8d., Is. 9d.; creditor p dressing & a Calf skin; total, 
131i. 7d. Copy made by Robert Lord,t cleric. 

*Writ: Mr. Thomas Woodbridge v. Mr. Moses Gillman of 
Exeter; debt; dated Mar. 19, 1677-8; signed by Jo. Wood- 
bridge,! commissioner; and served by Henry Dow,t marshal 
of Norfolk, by attachment of the house and land of defendant. 

Tho. Woodbridge's bill of cost, 21i. 17s. 6d. 

Bond, dated Mar. 14, 1675-6, given by Tho. Woodbridge, f 
to Mr. Moses Gillman, for 121i., to be paid in silver at New- 
bery. Wit: Samuell Dalton, sr.,t and Samuell Leavett.f 

Receipt, dated 13 : 4 : 1673, given by William Marstonf 

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412 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

of Salem, to Moses Gillman of Exeter, for 5,600 feet of mer- 
chantable pine boards to be delivered at Boston to James 
Whittcome, merchant, the danger of the sea only excepted, 
upon account of Mr. Thomas Woodbridg of Nubri. Wit: 
Humphery Willson* and John Smith.* Sworn, 26 : 9 : 1677, 
by said Willson, who said he saw Will. Marston, boatman, 
sign it, before Samll. Dalton,* commissioner. 

"Louing wife Elisabeth Gillman these are to desire you to 
speake to John Gillman & James Perkins and so orde"" the 
matter thatt Mr. Tho. Woodbridge may haue twelue thousand 
foott of merchantable bords Rafted by thirsday night or sooner 
if poseble they Can for I haue Absolutly sould them to him & 
if John Clough sen or any other doe deliuer bords to make up 
the sum Giue Receits of whatt you Receiue of him or any other 
man and lett no bote bee prest or other ways disposed of 
untill I Returne being from 

"Him who is yo^ till Death 

"Moses Gilman."* 

Receipt, given by Steven Swett* to John Gillman, upon 
account of Moses Gilman, for 12,000 pine boards for the use 
of Thomas Woodbridge. James Perkins and John Gilman, 
jr., testified that they delivered these boards. Sworn, 26 : 
9 : 1677, before Samll. Dalton,* commissioner. 

"Newbery 13 May 1676 
"M^ Moses Gilman, Sir 

"According to your promise to me I would Intreat you to 
be helpfull to me in Getting Downe my Raft of Boards pray 
Aduise the bearer of this Steuen Swet who ar the best hands 
to help Down with the raft and pray engage to pay them For 
me and what you shall expend I will se it paid, pray hasten 
that they may be goeing with them to morrow and in the 
mean time if you or any man elce haue any boards that will 
part with you I will pay for them prouided you put them 
aboard the raft pray sir Do For me in this Case as well as 
you possibly Can and if at any time I can serue you in the 
Like I shall gladly Doe it in the mean time I rest Yours at 
Command 

"Tho Woodbridge." 

Moses Gillman of Exiter, Dr., Mar. 25, 1672, to 19,600 
foot of boards p assignment of 2 bills from Capt. White, 391i. 
4s.; to 6 yds. striped silk, 21i. Is. 6d.; to 2 pcells buttons to 
yorself & Steph. Huzee p order, 9s.; '76 Aprill 10, to a pcell 
lace for money, 12s.; Apr. 25, to Mr. Noise p order, 2,500 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 413 

foot boards with charges, 7H. 10s.; to Mr. Noise pd. in money, 
2H.; to Benja. Raufe, pd. p order in money, 41i, ; to money 
pd. yourself, 4K. ; to money pd. your order to John Allen, 8s.; 
to money pd. yourself, 6s.; 26, to 20 1-2 lb. sugar, 10s. 3d.; 
Septemb. 23, to 30 yds. fine yd. broad red Cotton in money, 
41i. 10s.; to one fine Blankett to John Gillman, 17s.; to 2 3-4 
yd. prunello & 6s. in money, 16s.; to 2 yds. 1-4 green sey, 
money, lis. 3d.; total, £67. 15s. Cr., '73 June, by 19,000 
foot of boards dd. Jona. Tyng & James Whetcomb in Boston, 
I paying freight, £39. 4s.; by John Atkinson, £2.; '76, Aprill, 
by 12,000 foot of boards bought of you for wch I was to pay 
£15, twelve pounds in money for which gave my bill & three 
pounds in goods at money price p agreement; June, by ex- 
pense & helping down with a wraft, £3; total, £59. 4s.; due 
to balance, £8. lis. Copy made by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

John Barber, aged about forty-eight years, and James 
Perkins, aged about tv>'enty-nine years, deposed that in May 
1676 they were hired by Moses Gillman with three or four others 
to carry down a raft of about 80,000 boards for Mr. Thomas 
Woodbridge of Newbury and they delivered it to Mr. Thomas 
Woodbridge's man, Steven Swett, at Great Island in Ports- 
mouth. Also that the usual price of rafting and carrying 
down was five shillings per thousand and the carrying down 
was the greatest part of the work. Sworn, 26 : 9 : 1677, 
before Samll. Dalton,* commissioner. 

Samuell Lole, aged about thirty years, testified that he was 
called up into Mr. Thomas Woodbridge's chamber when 
Moses Gillman reckoned accounts with him and said Gillman 
owned all the account except eight shillings which Woodbridge 
had not paid to John Allin, etc. Sworn, Mar. 24, 1677-8, 
before Jo. Woodbridge,* commissioner. 

Stephen Swett, aged about twenty-six years, and Henry 
Bodwell, aged about twenty-four years, testified that they 
were in the chamber, etc. Sworn, Mar. 24, 1677-8, before 
Jo. Woodbridge,* commissioner. 

Benja. Rolf, testified. Sworn Nov. 26, 1677, before Jo. 
Woodbridge,* commissioner. 

Jno. Adkinson testified. Sworn, Nov. 28, 1677, before Jo. 
Woodbridge,* commissioner. 

PauU White, aged about eighty-four years, deposed con- 
cerning a bill for boards which he assigned, some of which 
were for Mr. Whitcome of Boston. Wm. Chandler, keeper 
of Mr. Paul White's book, testified to the same. Sworn, 
Nov. 26, 1677, before Jo. Woodbridge,* commissioner. 

John Allin, aged about twenty-eight years, deposed con- 

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414 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Richard Dole v. Robert Swan. Debt. Verdict for plain- 
tiff.* 

John Burnam v. Mr. Jonathan Wade and Symon Stace. 
Verdict for plaintiff, f 

cerning the payment of the 8s. by Woodbridge. Sworn, 
Mar. 24, 1677-8, before Jo. Woodbridge, J commissioner. 

Daniell Wickum deposed concerning what Woodbridge 
said at Salem court. Sworn in court. 

John Gillman, jr., aged twenty-seven years, deposed that 
being with his uncle Moses Gillman at the house of Thomas 
Woodbridge at Newberie, etc. Sworn, 26 : 9 ; 1677, before 
Samll. Dalton,t commissioner. 

Thomas Noyes of Newberry deposed. Sworn, Nov. 26, 
1677, before Jo. Woodbridge,| commissioner. 

John Atkinson, aged about forty years, testified that he 
received of Moses Gillman 31i. in boards at 40s. per thousand 
upon account of Mr. Thomas Woodbridge. Sworn, Nov. 
26, 1677, before Jo. Woodbridge, J commissioner. 

*Writ: Richard Dole of Newbery v. Robert Swan of Haver- 
hill; debt; dated Mar. 19, 1677; signed by Nath. Salton- 

stalljj for the court; and served by Ford,| constable of 

Haverhill, by attachment of land near the corn mill of John 
Heseltine, sr., in Haverhill. 

Richard Dole's bill of cost. Hi. 18s. 2d. 

f'Att a Generall Towne meeting the 14**^ of January 1650 
Granted to John Burnam and John Andrews all that small 
tryangle lyeing betweene them, beyond Chebacho River." 
Copy from Ipswich town book. Mar. 14, 1662, by Robert Lord,| 
cleric. 

Also at the same meeting, "Granted to M'' Robert Paine & 
m' Wm. Paine and such others as the Towne shall apoynt for 
the use of the scoole all that neck beyond Chebaco River and 
the rest of the ground (up to Gloster Line) adioyneing to it. 
Maior Denison & m*" Bartholmew chosen by the Towne and 
added to the two M'' Paines." Copy from Ipswich town 
book, taken Mar. 25, 1678, before Robert Lord,f cleric. 

"The 16*h of february 1677 The line from a great Rock 
at the head of Clarks creeke within two rods of Gloster lyne 
was pfected as followeth cutts upon 58 degrees and 126 rod 
at the end within twenty two rods of three heapes of Rocks 
in gloster Lyne A stake at the corner next Gloster Lyne. 
m'' Wade Symon Stace & the rest aboue named (that run the 
other lyne) were those that p fected this line also with the con- 

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1678] EECORDS AND FILES 415 

Wm. Andrews v. the town or selectmen of Ipswich. Replev- 
in. Verdict for defendant.* 

sent of John Cogswell." Copy from Ipswich town book, made 
Mar. 21, 1677-8, by Robert Lord,t clerk. 

Edward Harridine, aged above fifty years, deposed that 
he knew before the year 1652 those trees shown in the map 
to be bound trees between the land of John Burnam, sr., and 
the new pasture given to the school's use, which trees are a 
white oak that stands by the head of Clark's creek and so 
upon a line that runs south southeast according to the com- 
pass; a black birch tree marked on the same line; and further 
another tree that was John Burnam's corner bounds which 
on the map may be seen to have been felled. Also that Good- 
man Lovel and Goodman Gage, the then lot layers, showed 
Burnam these trees as his bound trees, and Goodman Pea- 
bodie was also there and dehvered Wood's lot, etc. Sworn 
in court. 

John Burnam, jr., deposed concerning the bound trees of his 
father's land, which he remembered ever since he could remem- 
ber anything and about fourteen years since Goodman Lord 
and others came to divide the land that was bought of the 
town, etc. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Lovell, sr., deposed that he drew a true map of the 
laying out of the land of John Burnam, etc. William Good- 
hew, jr. deposed. Sworn in court. 

William Goodhew, jr., deposed that John Cogswell desired 
him to go with him to meet with Mr. Jonathan Wade and 
Simond Stasy to run the line and they ran it up to within two 
rods of Gloster line. Sworn in court. 

*Writ of replevin, dated Feb. 20, 1677, on a kettle taken by 
distress from John Kindrick, to be returned to him provided 
that William Andrews give bond for the prosecution of the 
action, signed by Robert Lord,t for the court, and served by 
Robert Lord,t marshal of Ipswich. 

Warrant, dated Feb. 14, 1677, to collect 30s. of John Kin- 
drike for felling three trees on the town common, contrary 
to town order, signed by John Whipple,! for the selectmen, 
and served by Nath. Rust,t constable of Ipswich, by attach- 
ment of a brass kettle. 

Bill of cost of the selectmen, Hi. 14s. 6d. 

Letter of attorney, dated Mar. 26, 1678, given by the select- 
men of Ipswich, John Whipple,! Danill Warnerf and John 
Brewer, t to Mr. Jonathan Wade and Symon Stace. Wit: 
Samuell Appletonf and William Goodhue, sr.f 

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416 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Copy of William Andrews' bond, dated Feb. 20, 1677, made 
by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

"the towne meeting the 29*^ februwary 1671. It is ordered 
that no wood or timber shall be failed at Jeffires neck nore in 
any of the sheepe wallkes neare the towne nore in any place 
that is above three myles & a halfe from the meeting house 
under the penality of ten shillings for every tree fallen Con- 
trary to this order." Copy from the town book of Ipswich 
made Mar. 2, 1678, by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

"At the Towne meeting the 13 of feb 1676 voted to leave 
it to the selectmen to take order about Thomas Wells &c and 
that no Incrochments be made upon the commons." Copy 
made from Ipswich town book by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

The last year they went with a better instrument, but by 
reason of the various marking of the trees in Glouster line, 
they were not satisfied. Sworn in court. 

James Whitt, aged about forty years, deposed that before 
merchant Bushep died, deponent went beyond Chabaque 
river and felled there white oak trees to make staves, which 
trees stood fifteen or sixteen rods beyond John Burnam, jr.'s 
house. When he went with a team to fetch away the staves, 
John and Samuell Cogswell forewarned him and said the staves 
were upon their land, but if he would pay them 12d. per tree 
he could have them, which deponent did at merchant Bushep's. 
When deponent told the latter what he had done, he said he 
believed most of that plain was in Cogswell's bounds, and that 
he had been employed by the town of Ipswich to lay out that 
land. Sworn in court. 

John Androws, sr., aged about fifty-seven years, testified 
that he came to the seven selectmen of Ipswich with Saraull 
Cogswell, bringing the lease of the new pasture with him. 
They sent Deacon Pingrin, Insin Burnam and Walter Ropar 
to measure the breadth of the new pasture between the heads 
of the two creeks, and then to go to the head bounds between 
John Burnam and said pasture, and so to go that same breadth 
upon Gloster line as it was between the two creeks. They 
came to the east end of the fresh meadow to a little pine tree 
which they marked and there they set their compass to go to the 
head of Whitredg's creek; so they steered by the compass 
till they came to a great pine tree, which they marked for 
the corner bounds. Then they bade those who were present 
lay a heap of rocks at the said tree that it might be seen to 
be a bound tree, which they did. Then they marked another 
tree between these two trees and night and foul weather 
coming on, they could not finish the line to the head of Whit- 
redg's creek. Sworn in court. 

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1678] 



RECORDS AND FILES 



417 




JOHN BUKNAM S LAND. 



418 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Mr. Robert Paine v. Edmond Bridges. Review. Withdrawn. 

Mr. John Giffard v. John Lee. Review. Nonsuited. 

John Lee v. Mr. John Giffard. Review. Verdict for 
plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants at Bos- 
ton. John Giffard bound, with John Cogswell and Richard 
Shatswell as sureties.* 

Thomas Burnum and John Whipple deposed that in 1672 
they were chosen by the selectmen to settle the bounds be- 
tween Mr. Cogswell's farm called the great pasture and the 
town's common, etc. Sworn in court. 

Walter Roper testified that while Mr. Jno. Cogswell lived, 
who was the first proprietor of this pasture, etc. Deponent 
worked at this farm one summer and often brought home the 
cattle from the meadow where Goodman Andrews said his 
bounds were, etc. Sworn in court. 

Daniell Epps, aged about fifty-three years, deposed that 
about twenty-three or four years since, being at Mr. John 
Cogswell's farm the latter showed him some land near where 
William Andrews now dwells, saying there would be good plow 
land, etc. Sworn in court. 

Abram Fitts, jr., aged twenty-one years, testified that last 
January he was bringing logs to the saw mill, and saw, near 
John Burnam, jr.'s house, John Kindrick, his two boys and 
Gorge Stimson working out two trees into cooper's ware, etc. 

James Burnam testified that he saw Kindrick and William 
Tomson fell the trees near his brother John Burnam's house, 
etc. Sworn in court. 

Thomas Burnam, sr., aged sixty years, testified. Sworn in 
court. 

Benjamin Marshall testified. Sworn in court. 

William Cogswell, aged fifty-seven years, deposed that he 
heard his father say that his brother John Cogswell, etc. 
Sworn in court. 

Thomas Lovell, sr., and William Goodhew, jr., deposed. 
Sworn in court. 

*Writ, dated Mar. 9, 1677-8, signed by Ephraim Turner,t 
for the court, and served by Returne Waite,t deputy marshal 
of Suffolk. Bond of John Gefford.f 

Copy of papers in a similar action brought in Ipswich court, 
Sept., 1677, and taken by appeal to the Court of Assistants, 
made by Edw. Rawson,t secretary, and in Boston court, Nov., 
1675, made by Robert Lord,t cleric, also in Salem court, 
26 : 4 : 1677, made by Hilliard Veren,t cleric. 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 419 

John Lee's bill of cost, 31i. 16s. 4d. 

Copy of receipt, dated May 16, 1677, given by Roger Rose 
to Edward Page. Wit: Rich. Wayt. Acknowledged, Mar. 
9, 1677, before the Governor and magistrates at Mr. Turner's 
chamber. Copy made by Robert Lord,* secretary. 

Copy of John Lee's answer to Mr. Gifford's reasons of 
appeal, dated Mar. 5, 1677, made by Edward Rawson,* 
secretary. 

John Hawks testified. Sworn, 4:1: 1677-8, before Wm. 
Hathorne,* assistant. 

Sarah Hawks testified. Sworn, 4:1: 1677-8, before Wm. 
Hathorne,* assistant. 

Robert Lord, marshal, aged about forty-seven years, deposed 
that he and Mr. Daniell Eppes, sr., etc. Sworn, Mar. 4, 
1677-8, before Daniel Denison.* 

Henery Skery, marshal, and Joseph Lee, aged about thirty 
years, testified. Sworn in court. 

Danyell Epps, aged fifty-two years, deposed. Sworn, 25 : 7 : 
1677, in Ipswich court. Copy made by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Andrew Peeters, deposed. Sworn, 25 : 7 : 1677, in Ipswich 
court. Copy made by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Andrew Peters* testified that he heard Joseph say that his 
brother John Lee owned that in the word "cash," he altered 
a letter, making it with a longer tail, thinking the letter s 
to be a t, so as to have made the word "ketch." Sworn in 
court. 

Joseph Lee, aged about thirty years, deposed. Sworn in 
court. 

Edmond Bridges deposed concerning two of the jurymen, 
Usuall Wardell and Nathaniell Adams. Sworn in court. 

Walter Fairefeild, aged about forty-five years, deposed. 
Copy made by Hilliard Veren,* cleric. 

Daniell Epps deposed that he was at Joseph Lee's house on 
July 20, 1677, etc. Sworn in court. 

Joseph Lee, aged thirty years, deposed. Sworn in court. 

Walter Fayerfield, aged about forty-five years, deposed con- 
cerning the alteration of the letters. Sworn in court. 

Robert Lord,* clerk of Ipswich court, testified on Mar. 4, 
1677-8, concerning the writing. 

Marshal Waite and Edward Page testified. Sworn, 22 : 
7 : 1677, before John Leveret, Governor. Copy made by 
Robert Lord,* cleric. 

Richard Wayte testified that he did not depute John Lee 
because his name was signed in the paper "Wayt" and he 
always signed it "Wayte," etc. Sworn, Mar. 9, 1677-8, 
before Major Hathorne. Copy made by Robert Lord,* cleric. 

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420 IPSWICH QUARTERLY COURT [Mar. 

Hugh Marsh v. Moses Gillman. Withdrawn. 
John Graves v. Henry Bennett. For not finishing a house. 
Verdict for plaintiff.* 

*Copy of indenture, dated Dee. 21, 1676, between Henry 
Bennett and John Graves, both of Ipswich, said Henry leasing 
his interest in the island formerly called Hog Island and marsh, 
with the Long Island and the Round Island, also four oxen, 
six cows, forty sheep and two sows, he also agreeing to finish 
the new house standing upon the island by the next May, also 
to build a barn by the first of next July, and whatever work 
was done on the same by said Graves, he was to be allowed for 
on his rent; said Henry also reserved three or four acres of 
upland upon the long island together for plow land, and four 
marsh lots, one that was Newman's, one of Leigh's, one of 
White's and one of Kimball's; he also reserved free egress and 
regress for wood and timber, except where Graves should clear 
for plow land, and said Henry was to have ten neat cattle 
kept on the Island by Graves for him for eight years, also 
thirty hogs, except the first two summers, and for keeping the 
hogs. Graves was to be allowed 7d. per rod for a substantial 
three rail fence, which Graves was to build at his own cost; 
Henry agreed to allow Graves 7d. per rod for making the 
stone wall under the fence, three feet wide at the bottom and 
four feet high, and to allow him 2s. per rod on the rent for 
the year that the wall should be made; where rocks could not 
be had conveniently within the space of twenty rods. Graves 
agreed to make the fence with logs under the three rails, 
allowing 5d. per rod for the logs; said Graves was to pay for 
rent 221i. per annum, in wheat, malt, Indian corn, pork, fat 
neat cattle, bulls excepted, to be paid at the now dwelling house 
of Henry Bennett; Graves was to have firewood, and for what 
land was not capable of being broken up, that is, Walhs' lot 
and Paine's lot, so called, also two acres more upon the rest 
of Storyes lot, he was to have as much in some other spot, 
etc. Wit: Jacob Bennett and Ephraim Fellows. Copy 
made by Robert Lord,t cleric. 

Contract, dated June 11, 1677, Joseph Bollesf, now living 
in Ipswich, and Jacob Bennet,t carpenters, agreed to build 
for Henry Bennett of Ipswich, a barn on Hog Island, 32 feet 
long and 24 feet wide, to finish it l)y boarding the sides and 
ends, to make two pair of doors, to lay the floor for threshing, 
to get laths and lath the roof for thatching, and to have it 
completed by the last of July, 1677, said Bennett agreeing to 
find boards and nails for the finishing, to draw the timber 

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1678] RECORDS AND FILES 421 

Steephen Crose v. Joshua Boynton. Debt. Verdict for 
plaintiff. Appealed to the next Court of Assistants. Said 
Boynton bound, with Jonathan Platts and Nath. Elithorp 
as sureties.* 

Jakin Reiner v. Jacob Hardy. For illegally withholding 
a horse. Verdict for plaintiff, the horse to be returned in 
good condition, or to pay in corn or neat cattle under eight 
years old.f 

Henry Bennet v. John Graves. For refusing to give security. 
Verdict for defendant. 

in place, to provide for the raising, for all of which said Bennett 
agreed to pay lOli., that is, 10s. in silver to said Bolles, and 
the remainder to Bolles and Jacob Bennett in corn and pork, 
said Henry agreeing to provide diet for said Joseph while he 
did the work. Wit: William (his mark) Bennett and Sarah 
(her mark) Bennett. On Dec. 26, 1677, Jacob Bennett^ 
acquitted Joseph Boles of all damage, the bargain having 
been performed, except boarding the roof, sides and ends, 
making the doors and laying the floor, which said Jacob 
agreed to do as soon as the boards were brought to where the 
frame stood. Wit: Daniel RingJ and Samuel Ayers.| 

*Steven Cross' bill of cost, Ih. 15s. 6d. 

fDaniell Wycom, Andrew Stickney and Thomas Elethorp 
deposed that he was in company with Jakin Raner and Jacob 
Hardy on Sept. 25, 1677 when said Raner went to replevin 
the horse, and Hardy said he could not have him unless he 
paid 31i. for it. When Raner went for the constable, Jacob 
Hardy came out of the meadow with his brothers and they 
rode away with this horse and others, laughing at them, 
and saying that they were going home. Then they went 
with the constable to old Goodman Hardy's where Jacob 
lived, but he did not come till very late. When warned of 
the law, he said he would venture it, for he scorned to be 
cheated by deponents. Sworn in court. 

Samuel Haseltine, aged about twenty-nine years, deposed 
that the horse was at his house regularly once a week all the 
past summer, and he was never without a withe or wreath 
or robe about his neck. He was accounted as a stray. Sworn 
in court. 

Joseph Kilburne deposed that the horse was a sorrel with 
a few white hairs in his forehead. Sworn, Mar. 26, 1678, 
before Daniel Denison.f 

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422 IPSWICH QUARTEKLY COURT [Mai. 

John Person, Samuell Phillips, Pennell Tittcomb, Benaiah 
Titcomb, Moses Bradstreet, Joseph Boynton and Abell Platts 
V. Joseph Dell. Breach of a bond. Verdict for plaintiff. 

Abell Platts v. Joseph Dell. Debt. Verdict for plaintiff.* 

William Browne v. Christopher Croe. Debt. Verdict 
for plaintiff. 

Rich. Dole, attorney to Abraham Tappan v. Wm. Down- 
ton. Withdrawn. 

James Barker v. John Kimball. Debt. Verdict for' 
plaintiff.f 

*Writ: Abel Plats of Rowley v. Joseph Dill of Boston; 
debt for work; dated Mar. 4, 1677-8; signed