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FOURTH REPORT 



Record Commissioners 



CITY OF BOSTON. 

I' 

1880. 
DOECHESTER TOWN EECOEDS. 

[UITIVBRSITY) 



:bostgnia. '^^^ 



BOSTON : 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 Arch Street. 

1883 . 



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[Document 9 — 1880.] 




CITY OF ^^ BOSTON. 



FOURTH REPORT 



EECORD COMMISSIONERS. 

(UNIVERSITY] 

" ^Vl^y):C^^^^ Sept. 1, 1880. 

The following report oTthe Committee on Printing ex- 
plains not only the form of this volume, but the length of 
time which has been needed for its preparation : — 

Cmr OF Boston, 
In Board op Aij)ermen, Nov. 2, 1879. 

The Committee on Printing respectfully offer the following report 
upon printing the Town Records of Dorchester : — 
In February last the following order was passed by the City Coimcil : — 
•* Ordered, That the Record Commissioners be authorized to have 
transcribed and indexed the land records of the town of Dorchester, and 
to have the same printed and distributed in the same manner as their 
previous reports, at an expense not exceeding $1,000 ; to be charged to 
the appropriation for Printing." 

Under this order the Record Commissioners have supplied about a 
hundred pa^es of copy, which have been put in tjrpe ; but the work is 
now suspended, to await the further action of the City Council. 

On the 25th of September the following petition was presented in the 
Conmion Coimcil : — 

''To the Honor aJbU the City Council of the City of Boston:-- 

" The undersigned, citizens of Boston and others, respectfully repre- 
sent that, by an order passed Feb. 18, 1879, the Record Commissioners 
were authorized to print certain extracts from the Town Records of 
Dorchester. 

**They further represent that, in their opinion, it would be unwise and 
inexpedient to neglect any portion of said records, and that the appear- 
ance in print of an incomplete and mutilated transcript thereof would 
be greatly to be deplored. 
*' They therefore pray that said order may be so amended as to author- 



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ize said commissioners to include in their forthcoming report all the 
records contained in the first volume of the Records of the Town of 
Dorchester, or so many consecutive pages thereof as said commissioners 
may be able to print with the appropriation already made therefor. 

Marshall P. Wildee. Edmund J. Baker. 

James H. Means. S. J. Barrows. 

Oliver Hall. E. J. Bispham. 

Ebenezer Clapp. Edward Jarvis. 

John H. Robinson. Benjamin Gushing. 

Roswell Gleason. Robert Vose. 

F. W. Lincoln. Erasmus D. Miller. 

Henry Humphreys. James H. Upham. 

M. D. Spaulding. Thomas Groom. 

Samuel Atherton. Thomas F. Temple. 

William E. Coffin. Willla.m B. Trask." 

This petition was referred to the Committee on Printing, with direc- 
tions to hear the petitioners. The following order was also referred 
to the committee ; — 

" In Common Council, Sept. 25, 1879. 
** Ordered, That, imder the order authorizing the transcribing and 
indexing of the land records of Dorchester, the Record Commissioners 
be authorized to have transcribed and indexed so much of the first vol- 
ume of the Town Records of the town of Dorchester as the appropria- 
tion made in said order will defray the expense of preparing and 
publishing. " 

At a hearing of the petitioners and others interested, several gentle- 
men of the Dorchester Antiquarian Society and others appeared, and 
earnestly advocated the objects of the petition. Mr. Whitmore, the 
Record Commissioner, also appeared, and fully stated his views, in 
opposition to the petitioners. 

The diiference of opinion between the Record Commissioners and 
the petitioners relates mainly to the essential change involved in the 
plan of the commissioners, by adopting the views of the petitioners. 
The plan of the Record Commissioners, for Dorchester and other sec- 
tions of the city, is substantially to print a collation irom the ancient 
records, and especially relating to lands ; while the petitioners desire 
the complete reproduction in print of the ancient records, so far as the 
same limited expenditure will permit. The most ancient records are . 
the most dilapidated; and it is considered more important to save the 
most ancient from destruction, than it is to present a collation of tliem 
down to a later time. 

The statutes of the Commonwealth make very careful provisions for 
the proper production, care, and preservation of public records. It is 
further pi*ovided, that ** when the records of a county, city, or town are 
becoming worn, mutilated, or illegible, the Coimty Commissioners, 
City Government, or Selectmen, shSl have fair, legible copies season- 
ably made." This requirement is imperative, and the committee have 
sought, in view of it, to give the wh61e subject before them the careful 
consideration its magnitude and importance require. 

It being essential to preseiTc and renew the ancient records, accord- 
ing to law, the only question to consider is, what is the best method of 
accomplishing this object? The requirement of the law is met by 
ti-anscribing the origmal, and substantially binding the copy. But this 
method, at considerable expense, produces but a single copy, to be pre- 
served in one place only, for reference in all future time. This isolates 
the book from the public inspection, and renders it only a book of ref- 



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Report of Begobd Commissioners. in 

erence to painstaking inquirers only. The volumes printed by the 
Record Commissioners are in editions of 1,600 copies, and are placed 
in the bound volumes of the City Documents for perpetual preservation, 
and in various libraries of the city, accessible to all the people, as well 
as in many private hands and libraries of those more especially inter- 
ested in their contents. 

The committee consider the Record Commission entitled to public 
thanks for their valuable services to the city, gratuitously rendered, and 
the commendable economy of expenditure they seek to maintain, fiut 
the committee are convinced that the basis of operations planned by 
the commission does not sufficiently cover the legitimate work to be 
done on the ground they occupy. And the committee feel assured, 
from the expressed opinions of Commissioner Whitmore, that there is 
no difference of opinion as to the desirability of reproducing the 
ancient records in print, with the exception of the cost involved m the 
change of plan now pursued by the Record Commission. 

The ordinance creating the office of the Record Conmiissioners defines 
their duties as follows : *' To complete, as far as practicable, the record 
of births, deaths, and marriages in the town and city of Boston, prior to 
A.D. 1849." 

The commissioners, in their first report (City Document No. 92, 1876) , 
say, **A reasonable construction of the duties of the commissioners 
seems to include therein all such investigations as will directly assist in 
perfecting the record of the vital statistics of Boston." 

The second report of the commissioners (City Document No. 46, 1877) 
takes a new departure from the preceding limited sphere of operation, 
by special order of the City Council to print **a transcript of the first 
volume of the Town Records and of tlie Book of Possessions." This 
report of the commissioners presents in print "faithful transcripts of 
the two earliest volumes of the records of the town of Boston." The 
report further says, **The records of the town of Boston, now in the 
custody of the City Clerk, may be described as follows : — 

'* Ten volumes, of which the first is here printed, containing the acts 
of the town from 1634 to 1822. The first volume (1634-1660) contains 
also the acts of the Selectmen ; the second volume (1660-1728^ contains 
the acts of the Selectmen from 1660 to 1701, and tlienceforward it records 
only the proceedings of the town. In 1701 the system was established 
of recording the doings of the Selectmen separately, and twenty-three 
volumes contain their records until 1822." 

These books, with a few miscellaneous volumes, comprise the old 
records of the city proper. By annexations are added Charlestown, 
Dorchester, Roxbuiy, West Roxbury, and Brighton. 

The commissioners say, in their second report, **It is hoped that the 
City Government will authorize the Record Commissioners to continue 
the work of publishing the records ; of course, not in full, but by means 
of such judicious selections as will afford valuable information about 
our predecessors." 

The third report of the commissioners (City Document No. 39, 1878) is 
devoted to the Charlestown land records. This report says, *' The com- 
missioners may perhaps anticipate that other portions of the city, as 
Roxbury and Dorchester, may call for a similar publication of their 
records of early grants and possessions of land. There has also been a 
feelinff manifested in favor of printing the first volume of deeds for 
Suffolk County, inasmuch as the expense would be but little gi^eater 
than that of a manuscript copy. Certainly the old town of Boston re- 
quires a second volume of extracts from its records, to complete the 
grants of lots and the laying out of streets. Whilst the commissioners 
will cheerfully discharge any duties of the above-named nature which 
may be assigned to them, they beff leave to repeat their previous notice 
that their main duty is still unfufilled. The transcripts of the church 



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records, to supplement and complete the records preserved by the City 
Registrar, are still to be made. They hope, therefore, to receive instruc- 
tions during the next year, to make a beginning upon their most neces- 
sary and long-delayed work." 

The next report of the Record Couunissioners will be the Dorchester 
records, provided for by the order at the beginning of this report. This 
order authorizes a collation of the land records only ; and the initiatioii 
of the work produces the remonstrance of the gentlemen interested in 
the records of Dorchester, who desire that the work shall be a reproduc- 
tion of the ancient records as far as the work progresses, on the same 
approj^riation. It is evident to the conunittee that the petitioners are 
right in their position, and their views ought to be sustained. The 
records should be published complete. The cost at most will be small 
compared to the value of their preservation. It is also evident to the 
committee that the extensive work laid out by the Record Commission- 
ers is proceeding on a plan for too contracted properly to accomplish 
the objects intended and desirable to be attained. 

The reports of the commissioners are based upon specific appropri- 
ations not exceeding one thousand dollars, respectively, and usually 
result in expenditures considerably less than the sum ;iamed. The 
committee are of opinion that five thousand dollars ought to be annually 
appropriated, as an element of the appropriation for printing, for expen- 
diture under requisitions by the Record Commissioners, in accordance 
with special orders by the City Council. This would enable the com- 
missioners to carry out a judicious system of annual work, an(^ meet the 
legal requirements for reproducing the ancient records complete. The 
result of the expenditure would probably be the best economy in the 
end, as well as largely aid the citizens in the knowledge of the ancient 
times and memorable historical events. It must be considered that we 
are now living in the third century of the city's existence ; and that our 
preservation of the ancient records is not for ourselves alone, but for the 
unknown centuries to come. 

The conmiittee reconunend the passage of the following orders. 

Hugh O'Brien, 

Chairman, 

Ordered, That the order of February last, authorizing the Record 
Commissioners to have transcribed and mdexed the land records of the 
town of Dorchester, be, and the same is, hereby rescinded. 

Ordered, That the Record Commissioners be authorized to have 
transcribed and indexed the first volume of the records of the town of 
Dorchester ; and to have the same printed and distinbuted in the same 
manner as their previous reports, or so many consecutive pages of the 
same as can be aone at a cost not exceeding one thousand dollars ; to be 
charged to the appropriation tor Printing. 

This report was accepted, and the orders were duly 
passed. The commissioners, being thus relieved from the 
responsibility of using any discretion in the matter, have 
attempted only to print the requisite number of pages of 
the Dorchester Records as they stood in the original. The 
copying was entrusted to Miss Susan B. Kidder, whose skill 
in such matters is well known ; and Mr. William B. Trask 
very kindly volunteered to compare her copy with the 
original. It is believed, therefore, that an accurate transcript 
has been obtained. 



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Eeport of Eeooed Commissionebs. V 

In printing, the forms of the letters have been preserved, 
not then* true meaning. Thus u is used for v^ because the 
written V was of the shape of the printed u; but, of course, 
our ancestors did not transpose the sounck of the letters. 
The initial F has been employed, although the written form 
was more nearly ff; but the use of this form would have 
made the page more uncouth than it is. It was intended 
also to follow the abbreviations where possible, without 
having special types cut, but the forms y% y», etc., have 
been printed thej thatj etc. 

It is a mistaken idea to suppose that those words had the 
y sound ; they were pronounced with the th^ as at present. 

Of the value of these records much may be said. The 
successive clerks of the town unfortunately kept all their 
records in one book, and a continuous transcript obliges us 
to print many matters of little value then, and of even less 
now. Still, as so little is known of the rise of our town 
system, it would be, perhaps, difficult to say of any part of 
this book, that it does not have some value to some student. 
Thus, on p. 289 of our pagination, will be found a document 
often referred to as " The Directory," which is a curious state- 
ment of the powers of the selectmen, and of the rise and 
progress of town government. 

Great pains have been taken to obtain a good index ; but 
a thorough index of subjects, as well as names, would have 
been an additional expense, which the commissioners did 
not feel warranted in incurring. 

In accordance with the suggestion of the Committee on 
Printing, the City Council this year has appropriated the 
sum of five thousand dollars for the publication of historical 
documents. 

The following four volumes have been decided upon, and 
progress has been made on all of them, so that they may be 
completed during the. present financial year : Fifth Report, 
the ** Gleaner" articles on Boston land-titles, by the late 
N. I. Bowditch. Sixth Report, Roxbury Land Records. 
Seventh Report, Continuation of the Boston Town Records. 
Eighth Report, Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and 
Deaths, chronologically arranged. 

The commissioners hope to issue their fifth and sixth 
reports before December 31, 1880. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WnxiAM H. Whfehoeb, 
William S. Appleton, 

Becard Commissioners. 



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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION. 



The local demand for this volume, as has also been the 
case with the third and sixth reports, having very rapidly 
exhausted the first edition, the City Council instructed the 
Commissioners to reprint this report, and to have it stereo- 
typed, as the later volumes are. 

In complying with this order the opportunity was availed 
of to have a thorough revision, by the renewed kindness of 
Mr. William B. Trask. Numerous small corrections have 
been made, but none calling for special mention. 

William H. Whitmore, 
William S. Appleton, 

Hecoi'd Commissioners. 
Boston, Sept. 6, 1888. 



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DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 



[5«] Also Edward Ray[nsford] and John Grenway and John 
Goyte shall ha[ve each] of them a p'portionable quantity of 
Marish adjoyneing to their necke of L[and]. 

Jan: 21, AH other the Planters in Dorchester not before 
named, shall have their p'portion of Marish ground by the river 
of Naponsett, according to the quan[tity] of their home lotts. 

Also it is generally agreed that whosoever doth not mowe his 
owne lott shall not sell it to any for above Two pence an acre 
signed 

John: Mavm»cke [whosoever^] 
John: Warham. 
Will: Gaylard. 
Will: Rockewell. 

16 Jan: 1632. It is ordered that Edmond Hart, Roger. Clap, 
George. Phillips, John Hulls, Bray Wilkeins, William Hulbeard, 
Stephen ffrench, John Benham, and John Haydon, are to have 
their great lotts of 16 acres a peece, next the great lotts, that are 
all redy layde out towardes Naponsett. signed 

John. Mavericke. 

John. Warham. 

William. Gaylard. 

Will. Rockewell. 

Anno. April. 3. 1633. It is agreed that a doble rayle with 
moilesses in the posts, of 10 foote distance one from the other, 
shall be set up in the MarisU, from the corner of Richard Phelps, 
his pale Eastward to the Creeke, by the owners of the Cowes vnder 
named, p'portionally, 20 foote to every cowe. 

Cowes foote 

m' Ludlowe. 2 40 

m' Johnson. 1 20 

Henry Woolcott, 3 60 

m' Rosseter. 4 80 

m' Terry. 2 40 

m' Smith. 2 40 

m'Gallope. 1 20 

Thom flFoard. 2 40 

m' Warham. 3 60 

m' Mavericke. 2 40 

m' Hull. 3 60 

Mathew. Graunt. 2 40 

1 ThU unooimeoted word Ib probably part of an onflniahed entry. — W. H. W. 

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Wm. Rockewell. 


Cowes 

2 


footo 
40 


John. HoskeinR. 


3 


60 


Nicho: Denslowe. 






Giles Gibbes. 


1 


20 


WiUiam PheUps. 


2 


40 


Symon. Hoite. 


2 


40 


m' Stoughton. 


4 


80 


*Eltwid Piimery. 


2 


40 


WiUiam Gaylard. 




20 


George Dyer 


2 


40 



And this to be done by the 7*** of Maj' next ensuing, upon the 
payne of forfiture of 6 Shillings for every Cowe in cause it be not 
done by the tyme appoynted and for the tyme to come every other 
owner that shall have milch Cowes they shall pay 12 pence a peice 
for every cowe. towarde the maynetayneing of these rayles. 

signed 

John: Mavebicke. 
John: Wabham. 



[6.] 5 Aug: 1633. It is consented vnto, that John Witch- 
feild, and John Newton, shall have all that plott of Marish ground, 
that lyeth betweene Nicholas Denslowe and the brooke next to 
Rockesbury equally to be devided betweene them. 

In the necke Southward of the plantation these lotts following 
are agreed to be set downe m^ John. Cogan. m^ Hill, m^ Duncan, 
m"". Ludlowe, m' Russell, m"^ Pinney, m*^. Richards, ili'^ Way 4 acres 
a peece adjoyning on to the other. And m"" Williams 8 acres in 
the same at the poynt next m*" Stoughtons lott. 

In Naponset necke captin Lovell, m*" Tilly, Elias Parkeman, John 
Rocket, Captin Lovell and his sonne 6 acres, the rest 4 a peece ; 
Item. m"". Egelstone to have a lott on this side of the way going 
to Rockesbury. 

In the end of the lotts next the great marish they are to set 
downe these following. 

nicho : Vpsall, Bernard Capen, Phillip Randall, James Parker, 4 
acres a peece. John Hoskeins, & the Widdow Purchase, betweene 
the 26 rackes John Hoskeins ^ acres, the Widdow Purchase 4 

signed 

John Mavebicke. 
Will. Gatlabd. 

It is agreed betweene captin. William Lovells. m'. John Tilly, 
that the landing place in their lotts towardes Naponset, & the way 
to that and the well shall be common to them both, in whose of 
their lotts they fall. signed. 

John Mavebicke. 

William Gatlabd. 

Will. Rockewell. 

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DOECHESTEB ToWN RECORDS. 3 

An agreement made by the whole consent and vote of the Plan- 
tation made Mooneday 8"* of October, 1633. 

Inprimus it is ordered that for the generall good and well order- 
ing of the affayres of the Plantation their shall be every Mooneday 
before the Court by eight of the Clocke in the morning, and 
p'sently upon the beating of the drum, a generall meeting of the 
inhabitants of the Plantation att the meeteing house, there to settle 
(and sett downe) such orders as may tend to the generall good as 
aforesayd ; and every man to be bound thereby without gayne- 
saying or resistance. It is also agreed that there shall be twelve 
men selected out of the Company that may or the greatest p*t of 
them meete as aforesayd to determine as aforesayd, ^^et so as it 
is desired that the most of the Plantation will keepe the meeteing 
constantly and all that are there although none of the Twelve shall 
have a free voyce as any of the 12 and that the greate[r] vote both 
of the 12 and the other shall be of force and efficasy as aforesayd. 
And it is likewise ordered that all things concluded as aforesayd 
shall stand in force and be obeyed vntill the next monethly meete- 
ing and afterwardes if it be not contradicted and other wise 
ordered upon the sayd monethly meete[ing] by the greatest p'te of 
those that are p'sent as aforesayd. Moreover, because the Court in 

"Winter in the vacansy of the sayd this said meeting to 

continue till the first Mooneday in the moneth [7.] m'^ Johnson, 
m' Eltwid Pummery [m*^. Richards], John Pearce, George Hull, 
"William Phelps, Thom. flFoard. 

It is ordered that all the pale of the feilds now inclosed shall be 
still kept in severall, well and sufficiently fenced, and if that upon 
warning every man doth not keepe his ground fenced, then such 
as are appoynted for that purpose to see the Pale sufficient and find 
not sufficient shall fence the same, and such as are delinquent shall 
pay 3 shillings a goad and the same p'sently to be levied out of 
their goods by sale or otherwise according to the order in this 
booke formerly entered, and this to be done a fourteene nights or 
Three weekes at most. 

The names to see to the fences af oresayde are these ; for the 
South feild next M"^ Waram, M"" Smith & Goodman Grenway, for 
the Westfeild^ Goodman Thorneton, Phillips, for the east feild 
Goodman. Hoskeins, Symon Hoyte, for the north feild Goodman 
Hosseford «& David Wilton. | 

Whereas there hath beene divers chardges and expences in former 
tymes layde out by the first planters for securing the necke of land 
and keepeing the Cowes & Goates in some campes : 

It is ordered that every man for future tyme that put any Cattle 
in the necke be of what condition soever shall p'sently pay Two 
shillings an head towardes the sayd chardges as also every cowe 
into the heard p'vided this doth not extend to any that hath 
formerly payde neither to any that shall pay after the first tyme. 

signed. 

John Maverigke. | 
John Warham. | 
Will. Gayla^. | 



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Mooneday. 3. November 1633 It is now ordered that if the 
overseers aforesayde do upon vewe find any pales of the feilds 
aforesayde defective and give noticeto the p'tye that is to amend 
it and he doth not do it within Two days after he is to pay 5' for 
every 2 dayes vntill the next meeteing and then p'sently to be 
levied. | 

It is ordered likewise that if any doe pull downe any pale or 
thro we downe he is p'^sently to amend or elce to pay 5. shillings for 
so doing. 

It is ordered that there shall be a generall Rate thorow out the 
Plantation to the making and maynetayneing gate & fences of the 
Plantation and bridges ; and that the Raters shall be m' Woolcott., 
m' Johnson, Geo. Hull Will. Phelps, Eltwid Puinry, and Giles 
Gibbes. 

It is generally agreed that m"". Israel Stoughton shall build a water 
mill, if he see cause. 

It is agreed that their shall be a decent burying place bounden 
in upon the knapp by Goodman Grenwayes. and that shall be done 
by the Raters aforesayde, and also a bare to carry the dead on. 

[8.] — It is order[ed that a pound shall be] also made & set 
up upon the knapp of ground on [the right hand] of Walter Filers 
and Goodman Hoskeines out of the publique rate. 

It is ordered that such £is desire to have lotts shall upon the 
monethly meeteings manifest the same, and then the company 
p'sent are to approve of the same, and in what quarter, and then 
they are to repayre to William Phelps & Ancient Stoughton, and 
they to set out the same and such as desire lotts are .to allow in 
p'sent worke for their paynes. signed 

John Mavericke. 
John Warham. 
William Gaylard. 

2^ December 1633. It is ordered that for such as have great 
lotts they shall joyne this yeere in paling and if they will not then 
such as are beyond if they will pale are to remoove to the last that 
will pale and he that will not to go without, eveiy one that will 
pale to give in his name by to morrowe seven night : and they that 
p'mise to pale it is agreed that there pales posts and Rayles are to 
be in place by the last of ffebruary next, or elce forfeited their lots 
to any one that the Plantation shall thinke fit to pale & enjoy it ; 

Item, ordered that Rich : Rocket is to have an acre addition to 
his home lott in consideration of removing his pale in regard a 
publicke way is to be through his lott; 

Item. It is ordered that William Hosford shall have one of the 
Two great lotts that were captin Southcotts. 

Item it is ordered that after the decease of Every p'son that have 
seates in the meeteing house the officers of the church in their dis- 
cretion to order who shall succeed in those seated and to be sould, 
and the mony expended for the reparations of the sayde meeteing 
house. signed 

John Mavericke 
John Warham. 
William Gaylard 



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DOBCHESTEB ToWN RECORDS. 5 

The 6* January^ Mooneday, 1633. It is ordered that their shall 
be a fort made upon the Rocke, above m' Johnsons, and that the 
chardge thereof shall arise out of p'te of the publicke rate now 
made in the Plantation and to that end the sayde rate is to be 
dobled which is to be payd to Thommas fford, and Roger Clapp, 
who are appoynted to receave the same and payment to be made 
before the first day of ffebruary next, at the house of. the said 
Thommas Ford: 

It is agreed that the great lotts from m' Rosciters to John Hills 
lott tow[ards] Naponset in bredth and eight score in length shall 
be forthwith enclosed by good sufficient Pale and that the pale 
shall be set up and finished by the 20 of March next, and whoso- 
ever f ayles shall forfeit his sayd lot : And [these] pales to be sixe 
foote long and the rayles to be not above 10 foote between [9.] 
the Postes. 

Item. It is ordered that the marsh and swamp before Goodman 
Hosford and Davy Wil[ton] shall be devided among themselves 
and Symon Hoyte. 

Item it is ordered that all trees that are now felled out of the 
lotts or shall be hereafter and not vsed within three moneths all 
men who have occasion to vse them may take them Provided Mr. 
Israel Stoughton for the p'sent is given 12 moneths tyme for such 
trees as he hath now felled for his house, and the mill which he is 
to build at Naponset. 

Item, it is ordered that M' Israeli Stoughton shall have the 
privaladge of a weare at Naponset adjoyning to his mill and shall 
injoy it from the sayd weare to the bridge where now it is over the 
sayde Naponset without interruption as also betweene the sayde 
weare and the salt water, that none shall crosse the river with a 
nett or other weare to the p'judice of the syde weare, And the said 
M' Stoughton is to sell the alewives there taken to the plantation 
at 5' per thousand And that all fish besides that is. taken there the 
Plantation to have at reasonable rates before any other plantation 
And the sayd M' Stoughton is to afford the sayd allwives at a 
lower rate than 5' per Thousand if he cann. 

Item, the sayd M' Stoughton doth p*mise not to sell away the 
said mill to any without the consent of the plantation first had 
obtayned. 

Item. It is ordered that moses Mavericke shall have the lott 
that was allotted for Edward Ransfoixi. 

Item. It is ordered that M' Hill shall have that p*oell of ground 
adjoyneing to his former lott betweene it and John lies. 

signed 

John Mavebicke. 
John Warham. 

Maoneday the 5* 1634. It is ordered that for all the pale above 
the Plantation if any trespasses be done by swine that are not 
deemed to be vnlawf uU he that ownes the pale shall pay the trespas 
whose come soever it be. signed 

Saturday 17^ 1634. It is ordered that such as are to make the 

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fences of pale in the new feild toward Naponsett, and they do not 
do it by Tuseday night next whosoever doth the same shall have 
fower shillings a goad for his labour, signed 

John Mavericke. 

John Warham. 

Will: Gaylard. 

The 20^ of May 1634. It is ordered that after Two nights for 

any pale that is not done, there shall be 20* for every goad vndone. 

It is ordered that within these Two days all pig sties shall be 

removed [from] all the pales of the feilde upon payne of 20* a day 

for every day that [. .] piggs sties so stand not demolished. 

[10«] It is ordered that Mr. Woolcott M"' Johnson & Walther 
ffiler shall veiwe the pales of the great lotts and if they find any 
pale insuflSeient they shall forthwith give notice to him that is to 
impall who if he doth not amend within one day after he shall pay 
10" a day for the tyme it standes insufficient and the sayd p'tyes 
shall report or deeme the pale sufficient. Afterward he whose 
swine are taken trespassing in the sayd lotts shall make good any 
trespas shall be by them committed and the sayd p'tyes or any 
other shall amend any pale after the sayd notice, they shall have 
5' p' goad for amending them. 

John Mavericke. 

John Warham. 

William Gaylard. 

24 May 16S4. It is ordered that Thomas fford and John Phillips 
shall veiwe the pales of the East feild toward the South and if 
they find any defect in the pale to give notice to the delinquent, 
and the same penalty and conditions of the order of the 20* of 
May to stand in force to all intents and purposes. 

* Westfeild. It is ordered that Mathew Graunt, George Phillips 
and John Moore shall do in like manner and the like conditions as 
aforesayd. 

Northfeild. John Hoskines and Symon Hoyte to do the like in 
that feild and the same conditions in that feild also to stand. 

signed 

John Mavericke. 
John Warham. 
William Rockewell. 

Second June 1634. It is ordered that Goodman Witchfeild and 
Goodman Hoyte shall have to be divided betweene them the marsh 
that lies in the north side of the necke towardes Boston over 
agaynst M"" Rainsfords house in Boston, being for 8 acres by esti- 
mation. 

Item John Hoskeines seinor to have 4 acres of medow in the 
necke where the dogg was killed. 

Item Thomas Geofry to have the lott was M' Egelstones by 
M*" Hathome. 

It is ordered that the captin shall have 30 1 p' annum to begin 
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Hull, A*ncient Stoughton, Richard Collicott, M"^ Williams, John 
Pearce, John Bursly shall make a rate U> levy the same. 
M*^ Hathorne 2 acres is to have in the dead Swamp. 
It is ordered that Richard Collecott may have a roome to build 
an house in the place called the church yeard 

William Gaylard. 
William Rockewell. 

[11.] The first of September ^ 1634, There is graunted to 
Alexander Miller servant to M*" Stoughton 3 acres of ground lyeing 
without John Phillips lott toward naponsett. 

John Grenway is to have 2 acres and halfe of medow to make up 
his medow at home adjoyning to the necke where his 8 acres was 
formerly graunted. 

It is ordered that the lott which was graunted formerly to John 
Rocket shall be transferred to Robert Elway. 

It is ordered that M"^ Nathaniell Hall, shall have 8 acres which 
was formerly graunted to M"^ Captin Lovell. 

It is ordered that M*" Johnson shall have Twelve acres neere his 
medowe upp Naponset. 

Item It is ordered that Bray Clarke and John Allen shall build 
an house upon the Rocke by John Holman. 

Item It is ordered that within o"' Plantation none shall take upp 
a lott before his tyme be determined with his M' within a moneth 
or Two. 

Item John Nile, ffran Tuchill. John "^Levit. Thom. Rawelines 
John Knite, Bray Clarke, John Allen, Thom Tilestone, Aron 
Cooke shall have 3 acres a peece upp Naponset. Andrew Pitcher. 

Item It is ordered that M' Newbery shall have 30 acres for his 
accommodation in the Plantation. 

Item It is ordered that M' Newbery is to have for his purchase 
that he bought of M*" Pincheon the house M' Pincheon. built 40 
acres of upland ground to the house 40 of marsh 20 acres in 
Quantq necke. 

Item It is ordered that Rich : Callecott shall set up an house 
without the pale halfe an acre for a garden whereas William 
Hosseford desiring to have some medowe next M^ Williams which 
could not be graunted nowe therefore it was graunted that none 
should have a lott their vntill he be heard therein. 

October. 28^ 1634, It is agreed that their shall be Tenn men 
chosen to order all the affayres of the Plantation, to continue for 
one yeere, & to meete monethly according to the order Oct : 8. 
1633, in the page 15 and no order to be established without seven 
of them at the least and concluded by the major p*te of these 
seven of them and all the inhabitants to stand bound by the orders 
so made as aforesayd according to the scope of a former order in 
May 11*^ 1631. 

At this meeteing Tenn men were chosen whose names are inserted 
in the margint.* 

1 Mr Newbery, Mr Stoaghton, Mr Woolcot, Mr Duncan , Go. Phelps, Mr Hathorne, 
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It is agreed that whosoever is chosen in to any ofBce for the 
good of the Plantation, he shall abide by it^ or submit to a fine as 
the company shall thinke meete to impose. 

Nicholas Vpsall is chosen Tnto the office of Baylife in this 
Plantation for the yeer ensuing, and is by vertue of this office to 
Levie fines amer[ced] & rates by way of destrayneing goods or 
impounding cattle for the [satis.jfieing of them. 

[13.] November 3* 1634. It is ordered that no man within 
the Plantation shall sell his house ov lott to any man without the 
Plantation whom the^' shall dislike ofL 

It is also ordered by the p*sons above elected that every of them 
shall meete the first Monday in every moneth at 8 of the clocke in 
the momeing and in case of defect to pay 6^ (if he come not before 

9 of the clocke to forfeite 12**) if they come not at all to forfeite 
2' according to the former order October 28 : 1634. 

It is also ordered their shall be a sufficient cartway, be made to 
the mill at Napons^t at the common chardge if the chardge exceed 
not above five pounds. 

It is also ordered that the New buring place last agreed on shall 
be forthwith impalled with doble rayle and Clere bord pale fflve 
rod square. 

Its also ordered that their shall be a post stayres made to 
the meeteing house in the outside. | And the loft to be layd and a 
» windowe in the loft. 

Its also ordered that the common gates shall be forthwith made 
and set up sufficiently with the pales belonging to the same one at 
M*^ Woolcotts, one at Walther Filers, one at Goodman Poapes," 
one at Goodman Grenwayes. and to be palled betwixt William 
Horsefords lott and the Creeke. 

Also a pound to be made with sawne bars and Posts to be set 
all the neweVay next M' Maverickes. 

Its ordered that no man shall fall the trees that stand at the 
Corner of M' Newberyes Lott on the Rocke |. also the trees neere 
William. Horsefords house are to remayne to his use. 

November 22^. 1634. It is ordered that Thommas Thorneton, 
Thotnas Sandford, Henry Wright shall have 4 acres of ground on 
the west side of the way by M"". Hathornes by the brooke on Rox- 
bury boundes. Thommas Thorneton is to take [his] 4 acres first 
and the other if it be their to be had. 

It is ordered that John Poape and Thorn : Swift shall have each 
of them 5 acres of ground adjoyning to the lotts of Witchfeild, 
John Newton etc: also adjoyning to them Thom: Baskecomb, 
Aron Cooke, John Gapin are [to] have each of them 4 acres. 

It is ordered that Thom : Andrewes shall have 2 acres of ground 
betwixt M^ Hathornes house and the high way from Boxbury, 
also John Witchfeild to have one acre and the rest of the ground 
M'. Hathome is to have appropriated vnto his lott 

It is ordered that John Nile, Francis Tuchine, John Levit, Thom : 
R[awlines], John Knite, John Alline, Thom: Tilestone, Aron 
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Joseph Holly, Joseph Clarke, shall have six acres of land graunted 
them [for] their small and great lotts at Napouset betwixt the 
Indian feild and the mill. Also Giles Gibbes, is to have 3 acres 
at the same place. 

Its also graunted to M' Richards to have 6 acres of land adjoyn- 
ing to those formerly named. 

December, first, 1634. It is ordered that Rodger Clapp, John 
Hulls, Geo: Phillips, William Hulbard, Stephen French, John 
Haydon shall have 8 acres a peice on Roxbury boundes betwixt 
the Two markt trees to begin at either end which they shall agree 
off. to go in 40 rod from the boundes of the fresh' marshes are to 
be excepted from these lotts. M"" Hathorne to have 12 acres on 
this side of the markt tree. Thorn: Holcomb to have 8 acres 
!Nicholas Upsall to. Thomas Daee to have 8 acres with them Richard 
Callecott to have 10 acres. 

M^ Richards, Richard Collecott, Thom. Holcomb Thorn. Dnee, 
are to cast their lotts together next to those abote named. 

Its ordered that all these shall fence in the lotts agaynst the next 
spring or to leave them to such as will so doe. 

It is granted that M' Newbery shall have the hedgey ground 
that lies in the bottom betwixt his house and the water next M' 
Cottingtons farme in p'te of the medow that he is to have.^- 

December. 29^ 1634. It is ordered that the rate that is to be 
payed to captin Mason for his mayntayneance shall be forthwith 
gathered by Nicholas Upsall. 

. It is ordered that a gate shall be set up in the common path in 
the great lotts by Richard CoUecotts house to be made and mayn- 
tayned at the chardge of such as have ground their. 

It is ordered that the ends of the great lotts that are not impalled 
shall be inclosed by the first of Aprill next from M"" Warhams lott 
to Henry Smithes lot and in defect to pay for every goad 6' 

It is also oixiered that if any hoggs commit any tpespasse in 
any of the corne feilds within the Plantation that the owner of the 
Pall where they breake in shall pay the on halfe of the trespasse, 
and the swine shall pay the other halfe of the trespasse. Provided 
that all piggs vnder the f^e of 3 quarters shall not be lyable to 
pay any trespasse. And therefore every man is ordered to make 
his Pale sufBcient by the first of Aprill as shall be approved of by 
such as are appoynted to vew it upon payne of 5' for every goad 
that is found defective and so at all tymes to maynteyne it suffi- 
cient. 

Febr. 10 1634. It is granted that Thomas Marshall have 8 
goad in bredth next unto Thomas Gu[nne] in the late buriall 
place for building. 

It is graunted that the plat of ground betwixt M' Parkers and 
the bridge conteyning 7 acres and halfe shall be devided 2 acres to 
captayne Mason. 2 acres to Jn® HoUard and 3 acres and halfe to 
['Roger Mathewes] George Procter. 

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It is ordered that fower bulls, shall constantly goe with the 
drift of milch Cowes and for the yeere ensuing M'^ Israel Stougli- 
ton is to keep on[e] bull. William [14.] Rockewell on[e]. and 
Thomas fford 2 bulls and for their pay they are to have 12* for 
every milch Cow. 

Also for the necke of land with the heyfers. M' Holman is to 
keepe one bull and Symon Hoyte one. Thomas fford one. and to 
have the like pay as the cowes. 

It is also o^ered that there shall be a sufficient cart way made 
betwixt the rocke and M"' Richards house or elce to goe thorow his 
lott according to a former order. 

Giles Gibbes was defective in comming to the meeteing Febr : 
First. 

For the p'vension of publique complaynts for defect of payments 
in the Plantation, it is ordered that such as are defective at the 
appoynted tyme of payment in any Rates taxations or payments 
the names shall be brought in to the p*sons appoynted by the 
Plantation for publique busenesses, before they make any publique 
complaynts of it, and by them some course to be taken for the 
speedy satisfying of such defects. 

It is graunted vnto Hugh Rosciter and Richard Rocket to have 
each of them 8 acres of land on the west side of the bix)oke ad- 
joyning to M' Rosciters ground as farr forth as the Plantation 
hath any right to dispose of it|. 

It is graunted to M*" Israel Stoughton to have sixe rod square at 
M*^ Rossiters fishouse for the building of a house to put come baggs 
in for the mill, for which he hath p'mised to leave so much on the 
knapp before his shopp formerly graunted him. 

It is graunted to M*" Egelstone to have 3 acres of ground in the 
necke behind his lott. 

The persons appoynted to veiwe the pales are for the great lotts 
M*^ Woolcott and M"^ Terry, for the West field. Thorn : Moore and 
Walther Filer, ffor the Southfeild, Thomas Ford, and Cristopher 
Gibson, for the East feild. Will Phelps and M' Thomas Stough- 
ton, for the Northfeilde, Will. Horsford, Rodger Clapp. 

Aprill 17^ 1635. It is ordered that Nicholas Vpsall, and 
Mathew Graunt shall p'ceed in the measureing of the great lotts 
as the}'^ have begun, for which they are to be payed 2* an acre by 
the owners of the land and this measuring to stand for continue- 
ance. 

It is ordered that M'. Newbery and M'. Wollcott shall have power 
to lay out a yard for Tho : Geof ery where they shall thinke fit neere 
Goodman Randel if so be he vse the same for a yard. 

It is ordered that there shall be a way palled out from the buring 
place to M*^. Brankers by the 16 day of May next to be palled by 
the severall men that owne the lotts and whosoever shall be de- 
fective to pay for every rod not palled 5* this order to stand the 
25 march. 

It is ordered that John Phillips and Thomas Hatch shall have 
each of them 2 acres of land that lyes betwixt the ends of the 
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if so much be there p'vided they leave a sufBcient highway at 
there great lotts . . . 

It is graunted to John Grenway and John Benham to have 
devided betwixt them [ ] acres of land on the pine necke formerly 
graunted to John Goite on condition that he come not over to pos- 
sesse it the next Somer, which ground is graunted them to make 
good the ground which they left out in their home lotts. 

It is graunted to Giles Gibbes to have 2 acres of medow ground 
betwixt M^ Thomas Stoughtons lott, and the sandy poynt at the 
necke. 

It is also ordered that the lott of medow that was Symon Hoytes 
next to boston side Joyning to John Witchfeild shall be devided 
betwixt M"". Rodger Williams and Gyles Gibbes. 

It is graunted to William Horseford to have 4 acres of medowe 
ground next to Goodman Densiowes medow ground. 

It is also graunted to M^ Williams to take 2 acres of medow 
ground after William Horseford. 

It is graunted to M'. Tilly to take up 4 acres of medow at the 
necke if so much be there after M^ Williams, and William Horse- 
ford. 

It is graunted to Jonathan ^Gellet : to fence in halfe an acre of 
ground about his house leaving a sufBcient highway. 

It is graunted to John Haydon, to have an acre and halfe of 
swamp betwixt the Wolfe Trapp and the dead swamp. 

It is agreed with Thomas Thorneton and Thomas Sanford to 
vnder take the keepeing of the Cowes for the space of 7 moneths, 
to begin the 15*** of Aprill for which they are to have 5' 3* the 
Cowes if there be six score, if not so many the owners of the 
Cbwes are to make up their pay 31". lO'. if there be more they are 
to take their advantidge and this to be payed the one halfe in May, 
and the other halfe at the 7 moneths end. 

In consideration whereof the fore sayd p'tyes do p'mise to fetch 
all the Cowes from Jonathan Gillets house to M^ Woolcotts, and 
from John Greenwayes to Walther Filers and to drive them forth 
in the morneing an hower after sun rising ; and at comming in to 
drive them thorow and turn over the bridge those that are beyond 
that way : also one of them doth p'mise to Eeepe them every lords 
day. and the Plantation to find an other according as shall be 
agreed in an equall p'portion : 

It is graunted to Geoi'ge Minot to have six acres of Marsh over 
agaynst fox poynt. also to Jonathan Gillet 4 acres next to him at 
the same place, and to the widow Purchase 4 acres more in the 
same marish : 

It is graunted that Thomas Vord shall enjoy a p'cell of ground to 
the valew of 2 acres which he hath impalled in M^ Ludlowes 
necke which was graunted to Peeter Peecke. Provided that he 
leave a sufficient highway if it be thought fit by the Plantation. 

July 5** 1635. It is graunted that Thomas Duee shall have 2 
acres of moweing ground neere the fresh Marsh which he hath 
formerly mowen in satisfaction for on acre of ground which he left 
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[16«] If there be no exception agaynst by the next meeting. 

It is graunted to William Phellps to fence in 2 acres and halfe 
of dry ground adjoyneingto bis medowe ground in the little necke, 
in satisfaction for what he wants in his home lott. 

Whereas there is a former order for all swine that shall trespasse 
in any of the Corne f eilds, the pale where the swine come in to pay 
one halfe and the swine the other : It is now further ordered that 
such swine us trespass shall be impounded and there to be kept till 
the owner shall pay the trespasse, as shall be Judged by Two of 
the members : and if the owner in 8 dayes after notice take not 
of the swine and satisfie the trespasse then it maybe lawful for the 
Baylif e to sell tiie swine as he can and pay the trespasse and re- 
tourne the overpluss to the owner. 

also ownour of the pales where swine come in it shall be lawful] 
for the Baylifeto attach his goods and satisfy halfe the trespasse 
according to the former order. 

And further it is ordered that the same Course shall be taken for 
the levying of any trespasse that shall be committed by goates or 
other cattfew 

It is ordered that if any breake Oop the pound or take out cat- 
tell violently shall forfeit 5 pound staling to be imployed for gea- 
erall works in the Plantation, and if it cannot be proved who brake 
the pound then the p'ty that is the owner of the Cattell shall fill 
the pound agayne, or elce he shall be taken to be the trespasser — 

Tlie 1^ of August 1635. These are to testify to all whome it 
may concern that I Thomas Holcombe have sotdd and give full 
possession vnto Richard Joanes both of Dorchester 4 acres of 
ground with my houses and all things thereto p'tayning and 8 acres 
of ground of my great lott on Roxbury bounds and 6 acres of 
medow ground on the side iNaponset river and 3 acres on the other 
side the river : — 

I, Thomas Duee of Dorch : do likewise fully confirme vnto Richard 
Joanes of Dorch : and give him full possession of 4 acres of ground 
with my house and all thereto belonging, also 8 acres of ground 
of my great lott, also tenn acres of medowe on the side Na- 
ponset, and 4 acres of medowe on the other side, and 2 acres of 
medowe in the fresh marsh. 

TD 

The marke of Thomas Duee. 

The ij^ day of November^ 1635 — It is ordered that M'. Na- 
thaniell Duncan, M'. Demicke, Thomas Ford and Mathew Graunt, 
or any two of them shall have power to lay out an hundred and 
fifty acres of medow to M'. Israel Stoughton, in a medow lying 
six miles above his mill at Naponset river [17 •] and was graunted 
him by order of Court. And likewise next there vnto t . . . out 
an hundred acres of medow vnto M'. Thomas Newbery as that was 
likewise graunted him by cwder of Court togeather with an hun- 
dred acres of Upland gr[ound] and likewise it is ordered and 
agreed upon whereas M^. Newbery hath relinquished a former 
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of Upland in squantam Neeke he is now to take all the ground 
from his house to M^ Willsons farme, in consideration thereof. 

It is ordered that John Levite shall have 8 acres of Upland 
^ound and 4 acres of Marsh ground, to lye on the West side of 
M'. Ludlowes Necke next Naponset river. 

It is graunted to John Hulls to have 2 acres of medowe that lyes 
in a small gurt on tlie side the fresh marish. 

It is graunted to Joshua Charter to have 3 acres of medow 
ground in the fresh Marish next M^ Rodger Williams. 

It is graunted to M^ William HUl, to have 9 acres of Upland 
ground in the little necke at Squantum, in Lue of 12 acres he was 
to have there in lott. 

It is graunted to William Hannum to have one acre of Medow 
ground in the fresh marish. 

The names of such as are chosen for ordering the affayres of 
the Plantation, November 1635, to continue for halfe a yeere. 

William Philps. 
Nathaniell Duncan. 
M'. George Hull. 
M'. Democke. 
William Gaylar. 
M'. Boger Williams. 
George Minot. 
John Phillips. 
M'. Newbery. 

Walter Filer is chosen Baylife for this halfe yeere and it is or- 
dered that he shall levie all rates fines or amercements for the 
Plantation, by impounding the offenders goods, and there to de- 
tayne them till satisfaction be made, and if the owner of the goods 
doe not make satisfaction within fower days it shall be lawf nil for 
him to sell the goods and returne the overplus to the p'tie offend- 
ing, and be allowed twelve pence for every distress and ij**. for 
every impounding and if the sayd Baylife shall [be] negligent in 
dischardgeing his office and delay the taking distresse he shall be 
liable to a fine as shall be thought fitt p' the Tenn men. 

The 17*^ day of December 1685, It is ordered that Robert 
Deeble shall have inlardgment of Two goad in length from his 
house vpward, and that, and that his sonne T[hommas] Deeble 
[18.] shall haVfe six goad next him, to goe with a right lyne vp 
from the pale before his house on condition for Thommas Deeble 
to build a house there within one yeere or elce to loose that goad 
graunted him. 

It is ordered that Thomas Andrews shall have Three acres of 
ground next his house neere M' Hathornes in leive of a great lott 
and that he pale it in to leave a sufiScient highway of Three goads 
at least. 

It is ordered that George Minot shall have halfe an acre of 
ground neere M' Newberys pale for building a house. 

It is ordered that William Rockewell shall have halfe an acre 
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City Document No. 9. 



house with condition that if he goe away, and leave the Plantation 
he leave the sayd house and ground to the Plantation in paying 
him the chardge. 

It is ordered that no man shall fell any trees within 20 goads of 
the meeting house upon pennalty of Tenn shillings for every tree 
that is felled to be levyed by distresse vpon his goods. 
• It is ordered that Thomas Ford shall have six acres of the fresh 
marsh neerest the towne in liev of 2 acres he was to have from M'. 
Newbery over the Watter and more that he was to have there. 

It is ordered that M\ Stoughton according to a veiu made by 
men appoynted for setting out his 150 acres of fresh marsh that 
from above a stake set up by him about the vpper end of the Marsh, 
he is to take that p*te above to the Cedar swamp, except on[e] acre 
all above for Thirty acres and so to measure out the Rest of his 
hundred and fifty acres downe wards of both sides the water the 
30 acres also be taken of both sides the River : — 

It is ordered that M^ Newbery shall measure out his hundred 
acres of the same marsh following on this side of the river, if so 
much their or elce to take it over the Water. — 

The 4^ of January. 1635. It is ordered that the p'tyes here 
vnder written shall have great lotts at the bounds betwixt Roxbury 
and Dorchester at the great hill betwixt the sayd bounds and above 
the marsh as foil, not to inclose medowe. 



Henry Fookes . . . . 






20 acres 


Widdow Purchase 






16 *' 


Jtfathias Sension 






20 " 


Thomas Thornton 






16 " 


Thomas Samfford 






16 '' 


Henery Wright . 






20 " 


William Hannam 






16 " 


Barnard Gapin and his sonne . 






30 " 


Thomas Swift . 






20 « 


Robert Deeble and his sonne 






30 " 


[19.] William Sommer • 






20 " 


Roger Clap 






. 16 '^ 


Aron Cooke 






16 " 


John Pope 






20 *' 


m'. Pinny 






20 " 


M'. Demicke . 






20 " 


John Bales 






20 •• 


George Proctor . 






20 *' 


Richard Wade . . . , 






20 " 


Robert WinchiU 






16 " 



The 18^ January 1635. It is ordered that all the hoame lots 
within Dorchester Plantation which have bene granted before this 
p'sent day shall have right to the Commons and no other lotts that 
are graunted hereafter to be commoners : Also that Two men shall 
not Common for one hoame lott. 

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Planting ground on Squantum Necke which was formerly graunted 
him for his great lott. 

It is ordered that John Moore shall have Tenn acres for his great 
lott in the same place : — 

It is ordered that Edmond Munnings, Joseph Flood, Thomas 
Joanes, shall have each of them 8 acres on Squantum Necke as an 
addition to their gi-eat lotts on Roxbury bounds bought of William 
Hulbert, John Haydon and George Phillips. 

It is ordered that Elias Parkeman shall have a great lott of Tenn 
acres at Sqantum necke. 

It is ordered that M"" Gilbert M' makepeace. M' Joanes, Richard 
Collicott, George Dyar, and Walther Filler shall make a rate for 
fifteene pounds for Captine. 

The 1" of February 1635 William Gaylar shall 

have about 2 acres of medowe next 

[Here a half leaf is gone.] 

[20.] — It is ordered that Will : Sumner is to have 3 acres of 
the fresh marsh next Goodman Ford. 

It is ojxiered that John Phillips shall have for Edward Hart Three 
quarters of an acre medowe at Squantum necke. — 

It is ordered that whereas their was graunted to M'. Williams 8 
acres next to John Moores lott for his great lott that now the Rest 
that is there shall be added to the value of 6 acres more. 

The names of those which have medow graunted them the 18*** 
flebru : 1635. In the fresh marsh neerest the Towne. — 



First Marsh 




Second Marsh. 


Oliuer Purchase 


2 acres 


M'. Joanes 5 acres 


Thom : Thorneton 


2 acres 


Jos : Flood 3 acres 


Goodman Sampford 


2 " 


Will. Preston 8 '* 


Henry Wright 


2 " 


Roger Clap 2 " 


Christopher Gibson 


2 *' 


GoodrHUl 2 " 


Saunder Miller 


2 *' 


M'. Makepeace 2 '' 


Austin Clement 


2 « 


M'. Bates 2 " 


John Binham 


j acre 


William Hannam 1 acre 


Thom Swift 


j acres 


George Proctor 2 acres 


M', Democke 


2 acres 


John Miller 2 " 


Richard Callecott 


4 " 


Barnebe Foeer & 
John Smith 4 " 


George Minot 


6 " 


Thom : Stilestone 2 " 


George Hull 


2 '* 


Kemmerly 2 " 


John Phillips 


6 " 


Joshua Tuchill 2 '' 


Nathaniell Duncan 


2 " 


David Price 2 '' 


John Pearce 


2 " 


M'.Holman 4 " 



[Here J page missing, being torn.] 
[21.] Giles Gibbs 10 acres Richard Rocket 6 acres. 
It is oi*dered that all the f eilds for Come shall be inclosed p' the 
fourteenth of March and whosoever is defective in so doing it shall 
pay five shillings to be levyed p' distresse and after that day any 
hoggs found in corne feilds shsdl be impounded and pay damadge 
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TJie first of March. 1635. It is ordered that the ground that 
was left betwixt William Gajlard and Eltwid Pommery, which was 
left for a high way shall now remayne to the vse of William Gay- 
lard, till the Towne shall agayne require it. 

It is ordered that whereas Walther Filler was by vert[u] of his 
Baylife office to levy all rates, fynes and amercements, p' pounding 
the offenders goods and so to sell tihe goods and retume the over- 
plus as in the order made in November, 1635, he hath now farther 
power given him not only to recover such rates and fines by poand- 
ing of cattle or piggs but also to distrayne any other goods and 
thereof to make sale to pay such rats or fynes and to Betume the 
overplus to the offenders. 

The 27 June 1636. A meeteing of 12. men formerly chosen by 
the Plantation for ordering the affayres thereof whose names are 
vnder written. 

M'. Ludlow. Richard Callicot 

M^ Stoughton Austin Clement. 

M'. Duncan M'. Demicke 

M^ Hull George Dyar. 

Goo : Gaylard John Phillips 

George Minot M'. Williams 

Thomas Ford 

It is ordered that John Gapin shall have on acre to build an house 
in, next to Goodman Swifts, with the Consent of Goodman Dyar 
in lue of an acre formerly p'mised vnto him. 

It is ordered that o' brother Minot, [and] Goodman Ford do vewe 
the ground o' brother Wright desires and reports the resonableness 
of it the next meeteing 

It is ordered that Nicholas Vpsall shall keepe an house of enter- 
taynement for strangers. 

It is ordered that M*^. Johnson that was shall have on acre 
of medowe next Goodman Eales Pale confirmed vnto her. 

It is ordered that Richard Callecott shall have 4 acres of medowe 
in the higher Marish ground at the Southerne Comer of the great 
marsh, relinquishing his former graunt of 4 acres in the same 
great Marsh. 

[22 •] The names of such as are to have medow in the Marsh 
by Goodman Grenwayes. 

M'. Mather. 2 acres Thomas Lumbert. 2 acres 

M'. Wareham, 2 " John Hulls. 2 acres 

Will : Gaylard, 2 " 

John Grenway j acre one more if so fall out 

George Minot 4 acres and six acres more in the fresh Marsh next 

Richard : Callicott 
M'. Duncan. 3 acres 
M'. Hill 2 acres 

Walther filer 2 acres 
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Jellets. — 2 acres 
Good, fford— 2 . " 
Good.Dyar— 3 " 

John Eales 2 acres betweene that medow he hath of M" John- 
son and the Creeke. 

It is ordered that M'. Ludlow may have strayte down^ to the sea 
the marsh that lyes next the 4 acres to his hoame lott. — 

And that all that are of M'. Duncans side shall have the ground 
to themselves before their doores makeing and maynetayneing a 
sufficient high way so far as M^ Stonghtons reserveing as much as 
may set a meeteing house betweene Good. Johns, and where Good- 
man Rockewell now dwells. 

It is ordered that George Hull shall have the medow that lyes 
before his doore where he now dwells to Henry wayes downe to 
the sea makeing a sufficient way for passidge that way. — 

It is ordered that th^ highway from M'. Stoughtons to M'. Lud- 
lowes shall be 3 Lugg broad all along and so downe to Nicholas 
Vpsall, 4 Lugg.* 

It is ordered that Elias Parkeman should have the marsh before 
his doore. 

It is ordered that John Phillips shall have six acres next to 
Goodman Minot, and Richard CoUicot in the fresh marsh. 

It is ordered that Barnard and John Gapin shall have 2 acres in 
the marsh next Goodman Gren wayes. 

It is ordered that Goodman Bates, shall have 2 acres in the 
Marish next Goodman Grenwayes. 

It is ordered that Nicholas Vpsall and Will. Rockewell shall have 
all that marsh next the Rocky hill, and M'. Rossiters fish, house 
equally devided. — 

It is ordered that M'. Demicke shall have 2 acres in the marsh 
next to Good-man Grenwayes. . . . 

[83.] It is ordered that M'. Israel Stoughton shall have halfe 
an acre [near] William Rockewells house and the salt Marsh in a 
long slip . . . 

It is ordered that Goodman Minot be next M'. Ludlowes 
Lott. . 

Jvly 5* 1636 

M'. Ludlow. Thomas fford. 

M'. Stoughton. Richard CoUicot. 

M'. Hull. Austin Clement. 

Natha : Duncan. M'. Willigms. 

M'. Democke. John PhiSips. 
George Minot 
George Dyar. 

It is ordered that George Minot, M'. Duncan, John Phillips and 
Austin Clement relinquishin there former great lotts in the fresh 
marsh shall [in] lew of them have the sayd p'portions in a lesser 
medowe lying neerer Naponset. South and by East from the 

^ Alug is sixteen and a half feet square. — W. H. W. 

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Markt tree, George Minot 6 acres Duncan . 2 acres John Phillips 
6 acres, Austin Clement 2 acres. 

It is ordered that Aron. Cooke relinquishing a former graunt of 
4 acres of medow in the second Marsh, hath 4 acres nowgraunted 
in the hither great marsh adjoyning to Goodman Collicot. 

It is ordered that M'. Duncan shall have 10' payd him by the 
Towne for to transcribe all these orders into a new booke in a 
fayre legible hand. 

It is ordered that Aron Cooke shall have halfe an acre of ground 
over agaynst hi^lott by the brooke neere the dead swamp to build 
his house upon. 

It is graunted that these men whose names ensue shall have lotts 
at Squantum necke according to the p' portion here expressed M'. 
eTohn Tilly as the great lott to his brothers hoame lott 12 acres, 
and M'. Holland 12 acres M'. Richards 10 acres. Good: White 
12 acres, John Whitcomb 12 acres to plasters lott and John Hull 
8 acres. 

It is graunted vnto Nicholas Vpsall, 8 acres of upland upon the 
Indian hill by Thomas Tilestone, also William Rockewell hath 8 
acres to his former, as inlardgements to there former lotts. 

It is graunted to Christopher Gibson halfe an acre of marsh 
lying at the end of John Moores lott by the shipp. 

It is graunted to M'. Hill that his 9 acres free graunted at 
Squantum necke shall have 7 more added to it, so it be sixteene 
acres. 

It is graunted to Richard Collicott as an additon to his great 
lott six acres of land in Narraganset wa}' beyond Naponset upon 
the bounds betw[een] us and Mount WoUeston. 

It is graunted to M**. Duncan a slip of upland lying to his marsh 
. by John Phillips, about 2 acres. 

[24.] It is graunted vnto M' Dimocke that he shall have all 
the ground betweene his pale and Goodman Denslow and Bartholo- 
mew by the side of the high way, p'vided he p'judice not the way 
for Carts, Cattle and passengers, but maynetayne a Cart Gate, 
etc., both the upland and the marsh not formerly graunted. 

It is ordered that the common to be devided betweene the in- 
habitants on that row on M'. Duncans side graunted in a former 
order shalbe devided amongst them by acre according to the Aun- 
cient lotts that lye there that is to say that he that was to have 
8 acres 6 or 4 shall [have] his p' portion of the common according 
thereto it being all first measured. 

It is graunted that the ground about Rocky hill shall belong to 
M^ Ludlow, M'. Johnsons house, George Minot, M'. Hill, John 
Eales and Elias Parkeman, in community amongst them, p'vided 
they do nothing to p'judice the common passidge of people. 
Carts or cattle, both to the sea or any other as there may be oc- 
casion, this graunt being not to hinder any fortification, if the 
Countery at any tyme see cause, the bounds being (togeather 
with the wayes) from Jonathan Gillets pale and so round to their 
severall grounds 

It is graunted to M'. Ludlow, M'. Hill and the neighbours that 
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the Comer by M' Ludlowes, and an other betweene M** Hill and John 
Eales for the securing there Corne, and saving of much fensing, 
p'vided they leave stiles and gates for p'sons and cattle, when 
p'sons are disposed to travell or drive Cattle or swine that way to 
Clamming. • . . 

It is granted to Nicholas Vpsall, to the. quantity of 5 good 
square of ground adjoyning to Goodmap Eockewells lott on the 
comon for a garden. 

The former graunt of Nine goad to Good. Ford in the Common by 
M' Mavericks house being yeilded up by him to the Towne, he 
v^as graunted in lew thereof nine goad in length of the sayd coiqon 
by the pound. 

The 2^ of October 1636, It is ordered, that Brey Wil- 
keines shall have six acres of Vpland in p'te of his great lott 
being a little necke lying by M**. Makepeaces and M'. Brankers 
meddowe 

The names of such as were chosen for the ordering of the affares 
of the plantation to begin from the second of January, being the 
first Mooae day of the month and so to continue the monethly 
meeteingft for six monethes or till new be chosen, 8 of which num- 
ber being p'sent, they may act and order any thing in the Planta- 
tion according to the scope of former orders to that effect. If any 
of these shall be absent without good cause, allowed by the rest, 
[he] shall pay for his so fayleing 5 shilliDgs, any that shall come 
after the houre of 8 of the clock to pay 12 pence, and after 9 to 
pay 2 shillings : if any stay longer to pay the full fine of 5 shil- 
lings, when 3 of these are come together they shall Judge of the 
tyme this act to continue for a firme order from Time to tyme. 

M** Stoughton John Hollman 

m' Glouer m' HiU 

Henry Withington Will. Gaylard 

Nathaniell Duncan Cristof er Gibson 

George Minot John Pierce 

Richard Collicott M' Joanes 

[35*] It is ordered that 4 Barrells of powder in the meeteing 
house of the Countryes store shall be disposed of and sould for 
the bringing in new powder in the place p' the p'tyes vnder men- 
tioned. 

By Nathaniell Duncan, one barrell 

By Richard Collicot, one barrell • 

By Nicolas Vpsall, one barrell 

By John Gapin one barrell 

Joseph Flood is chosen BayUfe during the tyme of the 12 men, 
DOW Chosen and till new be Chosen to that office, and it is ordered 
that he shall levie all fynes, rates or amercements for the Planta- 
tion p' impounding the offenders goods ; and there to detayne them 
till satisfaction [be] made, and if the owner of the goods shall 
not make satisfaction within 4 dayes it shall be lawf ull for him to 
sell the goods and to returne the ouerplus to the p'ty offending, 
and to [be] alowed 12* for euery distresse, and 2* for euery im- 



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ponding of Cow, horse or hogg and for every gote a penny, and if 
the sayd Baylif shall be nedigent in dischardgeing his office and 
delay the taking distresse he shall be loyable to a fyne as shall 
be thought fit by the 12 men. 

It shall be lawf uU for the sayd Baylife to recouer any rates or 
amercements p' way of distresse [on] any goods. 

It is ordered that whereas there was half an acre of Marsh 
formerly graunted to Christou [er] Gibson lying at the end of John 
Moores lott next the ship, the sayd halfe an acre is given ouer to 
the sayd JohnMoore p' the said Christo : Gibson. . . . 

It is ordered that euery p'ticular inhabitant shall take a veiwe 
of his house and garden and hoame lotts how they lye bounded 
(towardes other mens, or towardes the commons) according to 
the poynts of the compasse, and so of their great lotts and medow 
ground as they lay bounded euery way, and the number of acres 
of all such lands. 

A note of which to be brought into the 12 men to be Judged of 
an amongst them 4 to be chosen according to order of Court 
with the Advise of an Assistant to see it recorded one a booke p'te 

It is ordered that William Gaylar, George Dyar, and M'. 
Hathome shall make a rate for 25". for publicke use. 

January 16 1636. It is ordered that there shall be a way 
paled out from the Creeke Joyning to M'. Williams great lott to 
the Corner of Mr. Newberyes great lott and euery man to pale 
the end of his lott : and also from the comer of M** Richards lott 
to the sayd Creeke to be paled by John Moore and Edmond Man- 
nings, p'portionabely to their lotts. 

It is ordered that there shall be one intire sufficient ffence 
from the Lower Corner of M"^. Newberyes great Lott and so round 
the great lotts towards the Comons to the pale of the six acre 
loots and from those lotts to the riuer of Kaponsett which pale 
from the farther Corner of the great lotts to the six acre lotts and 
from the six acre lotts to the riuer to be paled and maynetayned 
by those which possesse the six acre lotts, and by thoso that haue 
formerly paled the farther side of the great lotts, and for those 
which haue paled the hither side formerly to doe that still, all this 
to be done very sufficiently by the 20*** of March next. 

It is farther ordered that George Meinot and John Philips, shall 
see to the farther side that their be sufficient pale, a^pd M'^. Glover, 
and M' Holmand to looke to the hither side and where they shall 
find any defect to p*sent it to the 12 men. 

It is farther ordered that what Tresspasses shall hereafter be 
done the Tressepasser shall pay the one halfe of the dammadge, 
and he that is defective in his pale the other halfe ; [26.] and this 
order to be geiierall thorough the whole Plantation. Provided 
that if any cattle be kriowen to be common pale-breakers ; they 
shall pay the whole Trespasse. 

It is ordered that Henry Withington shall see the makeing of the 
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lotts according to a former order, and the sayd gate to be mayne- 
tayned p' all &e sayd great lotts and also by the six acre lotts. 

It is ordered That John Philips, and Christouer Gibson, shall 
stake out a Cart way through the great lotts. 

It is ordered that Brey Wilkeines shall have one acre on the 
necke of the 3 acre Lott which was formerly graunted to Jo: 
Knell, the other two acres to remayne to M' Holland in whose 
possession it is, which acre the sayd £ray is to haue upon Condi- 
tion he remayne in the Plantation, elce to leaue it to the Planta- 
tion, and not to alienate it without app'bation of the Twelue men. 

It is ordered that whosoeuer breaketh open any pale shall pay 
fiue shillings. 

It is ordered that all the hoame lotts shall be suflBiciently paled 
by the first of March. 

Zachariah Whiteman, Henry Withington to vew the pale in the 
feild next to their houses. 

Edmond Munnings and George Dyer to vew the feild next to 
their houses. 

M' Makepeace, John Moore to vew the feild next their houses. 

Joseph ffarneworth and Goodman Read to veiw the feild where 
they dwell. 

William Summer, Goodman Hawes to vew the feild where they 
dwell. 

John Poape and Edward Clap to vew their feild. 

All those which are appoynted to vew those f eilds are to p'sent 
any defect of bad paling or not paling at the Time appoynted to 
the Twelve men. 

It is ordered that M'. Israel Stoughton shall haue a hundered and 
fifty acres of vpland ground ouer the riuer of Naponset next the 
miU, of which fourty acres to be that which is in possession of the 
Indeans, and this in lue of so. much p'mised him, and for all his 
deuision of any land beyound the Riuer, except the Change of the 
end of his great lott, and this graunted him one condition he sub- 
mitt to any order that shall be here after made for not alienateing 
this portion or any other land from the Plantation. 

It is ordered that Tenn men shall be chosen to order all the 
affayres of the Plantation on this manner. They shall continue a 
monethly meeteing dureing their tyme that they are Chosen, which 
shall be six months after election. At which meeteings they shall 
consult of and act what may be for the good of the Plantation, 
and after they haue made such acts and that by the major p*te of 
as many of them as are p^sent which should be seauen at least 
they shall upon the next Lecture Day after Lecture read them to 
the Company of free men who are to be warned at p'ent to stay. 
And then all acts and conclusions as shall not be contradicted by 
the major p*te of the free men p^sent, shall stand for orders and 
bind the Plantation and euery inhabitant thereof. 

It is ordered that all the land both of the great necke and about 
the Towne and of both sides the Riuer of Naponsett which is 
not allredy allotted out shall be deuided into p'priety to each 
hoame lott according to p'portion agreed vpon so far in the 
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[27.]. It is ordered that M' Glouer shall haue 30 acres of 
vpland . . . medow beyond Naponsett about a mile from the 
mill in lieu of a Twenty acre lott amongst the great lotts beyound 
the fresh marsh which he leaues to the Plantation. 

It is ordered that M'. Holland shall haue all that rest of ground, 
marsh inclosed, or vpland joyneing vnto the Two acres oo M'. 
Ludlowes necke graunted formerly to Thomas fford leaueing a suf- 
ficient high way also he shall haue a little plott of marsh which is 
without the* inclosure, payeing Thomas fford the charges he hath 
beene at in ditching. 

It is ordered that M'. Joanes shall haue an acre and half e of 
land joyneing to the end of his swamp next the Towne with a 
round hill in it. 

It is ordered for the better payment of heardsmen that whoso- 
euer shall put any cattle to keepe, and neglect to bring in his 
mony to the say heardsman for such cattle at such tymes as shall 
be agreed, for after some Generall wameing one a lectxire day it 
shall be lawfull for the Baylife to impound any cattle of such 
p*sons and their to deteyne them for a day in which tyme if the 
p'ty hauing noteice thereof doe not bring in his money the sayd 
Baylife with 2 freemen shall price and make sale of such Cattle 
and take satisfaction for what is due to the heardsmen 8 shUl. for 
himself p'ty for levying the distresse, and then to return the ouer- 
plus to the p'ty delinquent. 

It is ordered that M' feLoughton and W, Holman shall furneish 
8 Bulls for the heard of cowes of that side the Towne and to 
be payd 12* for each Cow and the mony to be payd into the 
heards men. 

It is ordered that Mathias Sension and Thomas Sampford shall 
keepe the Cowes this yeere to begin the l?*"* day of Aprill and to 
continue the keepeing them till the 15*^ of Nouember to haue for 
their pay in keepeing 5 shilP the head for as many as are brought 
in ; The sayd five shill. p* head to be payd J in hand i at halfe the 
tyme the other at the end of the tyme. 

It is also ordered that all that haue Cowes shall put them to the 
Keepers to be kept in the ordinary Cow pasture, and none to be 
put away at the Necke of land or keepe them otherwise about the 
Towne or from the heard, one payne of 10* for [such] offending. 
Also that all that Hue Northwards from the meeting house shall 
[ . . . ] their Cows into the open place befo' the ifieeteing house 
within an hower of [sunne] riseing and their the Keepers to be 
ready to driue them away and so to blow their home along the 
Towne and whosoever bring not their cowes before M' Stough- 
tons house within an hower of sunnerising, the Keepers shall 
stay no longer [but] drive away those which are redy to the Pas- 
ture and those which through their [owne] neglect haue their Cowes 
behind shall not make that any Barre of payment to the Keepers. 

It is ordered that M'^ Holman shall haue 20 acres of vpland 
beyound the . . . next to M' Hutchissons. 

It is ordered that Mr. Joanes shall have 20 acres of vpland for 
a great Lott [which] he had p'missed him for that that was Silvis- 
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formerly graunted to ^r, Glouer, which one some [conside] ration 
he left vnto the Plantation according to a former order. 

It is ordered that M'. Holman shall haue 10 acres of playne 
mowing ground ad[ded] to his former graunt of 20 acres next M'. 
Hutchissons, in lieu of p'te of [ his] de vision beyound the Watter. 

TJie 2^ of May. Whereas by a former order it was concluded 
the great and little necke [should be] forthwith diuided amongst the 
inhabitants it is thought meete and agreed [. . .] shall challeng 
after diuision and posession any portion there as his [&] [Portion 
of leaf gone.] [28.] giuen and graunted to him and his for euer 
upon these Termes videiicett That if some shall desire to plant 
and others to keepe Cattle The Minor p'te shall fence agaynst the 
Major, that is if the Minor p*te will imp've their p'priey to Corne 
or the like, and the Major pte to Cattle, the Minor shall then 
fence agaynst the Major at his own p'ill, and so the like if the Minor 
will keepe Cattle and the Major plant they must secure the Majors 
Corne and be lya[ble] to pay dammage if they doe not ; Pro- 
vided that the Count be according to the most voyses and not ac- 
cording to the greatest number of acres. For p'^venting of ouer 
burthening the same land it is mutually agreed that after October 
next six score Cowes shall be Counted the full stock for the whole 
necke being in Count 480 acres and so each man to haue commons 
according to his Number of acres and no man .to exceed, other 
Cattle being alowed as foUowith, fiue goates to one cow, male and 
female Counted alike, and goates of a yeere old all vnder that age : 
10 Kids to one Cow ; two yearlings to one Cow ; 3 Two yeerelings 2 
Cowes, one workeing oxe to a Cow, one Mare and a Colt to Two 
Cowes, 4 Calues for one Cow ; a yeereling Colt for a Cow, and a 
Two yearling so likewise untill 3 yeere old. This order to Con- 
tinue vntill it be altered by the major p'te of voyces. 

T?ie 9^ of May, It is ordered that the Necke of land conteyne- 
ing by measure about 480 acres shall be from henceforth the p'p 
inheritance of the p'sent inhabitants of the Towne of Dorchester in 
this manner : every hoame lott that hath a dwelling house there- 
on or inhabitant incumbant in the Towne ; he or it shall haue one 
acre to the sayd lott, and other hoame lotts half e an acre ; then 
the remayner to belong to the same planters by this rule. Three 
fifts to mens estates owne p'p' as vsnall they have burden ; and 2 
fifts to p'sons equally thus Counted. All men with their wines 
and Children in the Plantation vnder their p'sent gouerment in 
f amalyes to be Counted ; Provided allowance be made where house 
and lotts are intire allbeit for p'sent they haue no p'sons incumbant 
accoi ding to the p'portion of such as Lately did inhabite them. 

It is ordered that any of the members or housekeepers which shal- 
be Chosen to goe for a souldier and haue a Charge of busenesse to 
leaue behind him, he may commend the Care of his busenesse to 
some freind which he shall nominate who if he cannot of himself 
or p'cure others to doe it at the sames wages that is giuen to the 
souldiers it shall be lawful for Henery Withington M'. Brankard, 
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who they shall thinke fitt to worke in this k[iiid] for the helpe of 
such as shall need, and if any being so joyned shall refuse to worke 
he shall pay fine shiU. for such refusall to be leuied by distresse. 

It is onlered also that any that haue servants or any other which 
goe in the servize shall haue the Benetitt of this order. 

The 2^ September 1637. These are to testifie to all who that 
may Conceme that I John Brancher haue sould and giue full 
possess"* — vnto Ambrose Martin my dwelling howse and cow 
howses ioyning with my hoame lot of about 3 or 4 akers and my 
great lot of 16 ackers with and without paling. Also [8] acke" 
of meddow 6 akers of the medow this side of neponset Riu, and 
2 akers beyond the riuer Witnes my hand the day abovementioned. 

John Bra[nker] 

[29.] Septem 10^ 1637. There is graunted vnto William 
Hannam that p'te of the swamp lying oil agaynst his howse so farre 
as Rich : Wades pale hee paying his p'te of the charge with the rest 
of his neighbours, mayntayning a bridge ou[er] the wat'. 

The howse of Willin Hannam with the sayd p'te of his swamp, 
his hoame lott and great lot, and one aker of meddow hee hath 
made sales of vnto Jonas Humphries with his Interest in the 
Comons. 

The 10 men assembled whose names are vnder written. Con- 
cluded of these ord[ers] foil : upon the 8'** of November, 1637 — 

M'. Glouer 

Nathaniell Duncan Edward Clap 

M'^. Joanes Roger Clap 

M'. Bates wSl. Sumner 

Richard CoUicot 

M'. Homan 

It is ordered that Will. Sumner and Good : Hawes shall haue 
the p'te of the swamp befo' their dore and end of their lotts they 
paying their p'te [of] makeing a sufficient Cart Bridge oner the 
water. 

It is ordered that Nathaniell Duncan shall Audit the account 
for Cunstables both for the Country and Plantation. 

It is agreed that M'. Stoughton & M'. Glouer see the mending 
of the highway to the mill and to be payd out of the Towne rates. 

It is ordered that M'. Bates and Roger Clap shall make in- 
quiry what Marsh or medow ground is not yet alotted out. 

It is ordered that Will. Sumner see the mending of p'ce of the 
bridge betweene Roxbury and Dorchester. 

Whereas the Widow Purchase had 16 acres graunted amongst 
the . . acre lotts and at the laying out thereof was alowed 20 
acres [the] ouerplus at the hither end is graunted in p'per to Oliuer 
Purchase. 

It is graunted to Thom : Luis to have 6 acres Planting land neere 
the Mill one Condition he shall keepe Cowes or young Cattle at 
such Rates as the Tenn men shall agree with him which if he refuse 



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Dorchester Town Eecords. 25 

to do he shall yeeld vp such land or house built to the Plantation 
in paying him what Costs and Charges he shall be by the 10 men 
adjudged to [been] at. 

It is graunted to Henry Maudly about a quarter of an acre of 
land without the gate Joyneing to the pale neere Good : Munnings 
[to build] an house with Condition not to sell or let it without the 
Consent of the 10 men. 

It is agreed — By a Generall vote of all the Plantation that 
there shal be a meeteing house built betweene M'. Brankers and 
M'. ... it is agreed that a 100 £ shall be levied by a rate for 
the building of the house. 

M'. Stovghton Good : Munings 

M' Glouer M'. Bates 

M'. Butler Nath : Duncan 

[other name illegible.] 

[30.] It is agreed that M'. Mathers shall have his 100 acres 
layd out over the Water next M'. Holmans and Richard CoUicots. 

It is ordered that M'. Holman and M^ Holland make the way 

by Mr. Glouers of land at the end of the 6 acre lotts before 

his owne and M'. Rich : lot. 

It is ordered that Andrew Pitcher shall haue the 3 acres makeing 
and maynetayneing a pale from the end of the sayd 6 acre lotts to 
Good. Whiteman's medow. 

Whereas by order of Generall Court it is left to euery Plantation 
to make such order as in their discretion they shall think fitt for 
p'^venting trespasses by swine on pennalty of the Plantations neglect 
of makeing or not executeing such order to pay all such Trespasses 
as shall be made p' swine. It is therefore ordered that none shall 
keepe any swine to let them runne in the Commons without suffi- 
cient yoakes and Ryngs within one miles of any Corne feild one 
payne of 5* for every bog or pigg taken and impound p' any p'son 
■which is not so yoaked and ringed, besides the Trespasses made 
by any such hoggs to pay doble damage, the damage to be Judged 
p' any of the neighbors such penalty and damage to be leuied p' 
distresse and this order to take effect the first of ffebriary next. 

By a meeteing of 20 men * Chosen to order all the affayres of the 
Plantation 

The 2d of January 1637, It is ordered that M'. Gilbert shall 
have 16 acres of upland neere his medow ouer the water to be 
layd out by M''. Glover, M'. Holman, Rich : CoUicott, Goodman 
Greenway and this in lieue of 12 acres due vnto him at squantum 
necke and in liew of any right he may demaund for the Calves 
Pasture. 

Prouided that he fell noe Timber within the sayd 16 acres 
vnlesse for his owne vse vntill the meeteing house be built. 

It is ordered that M'. Joanes, Jos: fflood, Barnard Gapin, 

1M»". Stoughton, Mr. (ilouer, M^ Holman, Nath: Duncan, Will, Gaylor, Mr. 
Parker, John Pierce, M^ Holland, George Dyer, Rich : Colicot, m^. meinot, m''. with- 
inprton, John Pope, Will Sumner, John Moore, M*". Bates, JohnGrinway, Boger Clap. 
Ed : Clap. 



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26 CiTT Document No. 9. 

Will : Blake Christouer Gibson, Jo : Phillips shall haae confinned 
to them the ground Joyneing to there hoame lotts to the other pale 
alowing 3 goad for a highway. Prouided that none in this graunt 
come below the bridge towards Goodman Vpsalls. 

It is ordered that M**. Gilbert shall have the Court where M'. 
Wolcot put his hay confirmed to his house. 

It is ordered that Christouer Gibson shall have 4 akers of medow 
at the North East and Joyneing next to M'. Hawkinses. — 

Jo : Einsly is limited for his Marsh in the necke next Good : 
Gaylo'* which was sould him by Aron Cooke to haue only 4 akers. 

It is ordered that no p'son whatsoeuer shall fell any Trees withia 
the Commons of Dorchester for any vse to make sayles of without 
the Plantation one payne of losse of their labour and 5' to be 
leuied by distresse for euery tree so felled. 

It is ordered that Austin Clement is to have one aker of land 
joyneing to his hoame lot to be layd out in convenient place not 
to hinder M'. Hawkins p'prty. 

It is ordered that Nicholas Vpsall and Will Rocke well are to 
take what is theirs where their 8 akers was granted and none elce- 
where and that equally betwixt them. 

John Moore is to haue in lieifof Calves Pasture 1 acre and halfe 
beyond .... wards to . . comons for a yeere . 
C Gibs, and Jo. Pierce take out. 

' [33.] It is ordered that Goodman Green way shall possesse 
only 4 akers of Marsh ground adjoyneing to the pine necke one 
which end of the necke he will. 

It is ordered Good. Greenway shall haue all the vpland one the 
pine necke for his great lott except 4 acres belonging to Good: 
Binham and six Acres bought of Moses Mauericke. 

It is ordered that Edmond Munnings shall haue that p*te of 
laud joyneing to his house in lue of Calves Pasture : alowing 4 
Goad f oi^ a high way to the necke to be layd out By Good : Gay- 
lor, M^ Glouer, M'. Bates, and John Poape. 

It is ordered that M'. Tilly shall have 4 akers of vpland ouer 
agaynst M'. Holland and 2 akers of Marsh if so much there ad- 
joyneing out of p'priety and this without consideration of Comons 
or Challenge of any Cartway through the great lotts, and not to 
turne out swyne or cattle out of his owne land but one his own 
p'U in reguard of Corne feilds that lye vnpaled. 

It is ordered that M'. Makepeace shall have 4 akers of Mar»h 
joyneing to his land bought of John Leuit at M'^ Ludlowes necke 
to be layd out by M'. Bates and M'. Holland. 

It is ordered that Richard CoUicot shall have 2 akers of land 
beyond his house joyneing to the pales of the great lotts beyound 
the path and M*^. Holman to have 2 akers more following him and 
M'. Richards to haue 2 akers more there if so much within the 
highway, or elce to haue 2 akers next his house p'vided the wood 
be left for comons 1 yeere except some Trees for shadow. Christo : 
Gibson, Goo : Pierce, to lay out the 6 akers. 

It is ordered that M'. Holland and Robert Elwell shall have that 

Page 31 of the original is a map of veryprimitive constracUon of which we give a 
£ac8inue on page 322 of this volume. — W. H. W. 



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DOKCHESTER ToWN EeCOBDS. 27 

slip of upland and marsh lyeing from the further Comer of M' 
Kichards lott to their houses leauing a free passige for Carts, or 
an}' other Carriadges that way. 

It is ordered that M^ Holland haue all the rest of the marsh 
joyneing to the pyne necke after 4 akers graunted to Good : Green- 
way and one aker more to be reserued to the disposall of the Plan- 
tation. M'. Glouer and Good : Gaylor to lay it out. 

It is ordered that M^ Joanes have 2 akers of Marsh joyneing to 
his other Marsh p' the Trees towards fox poynt. 
9 It is ordered that Good. Gapin shall hauye 2 akers more there- 
abouts. 

It is ordered that M'. Bates shall have 6 acres of Marsh one the 
necke next Jo : Kinsly, in lieue of 2 akers due to him in the Calves 
Pasture and other akers taken from his p'dicessours. 

It is agreed If George Way or his agent doe proue a legall = 
graunt from the inhabitants of this Towne of a great lott for him 
Come or not Come and the quantity and according to the euidence 
we shall yeeld full satisfaction according to o' power. 

It is ordered that John Whipple shall haue 8 akers of land 
graunted him in full of all allotments to be layd out by M'. Stough- 
ton and M'. Glouer about the mill as may be least p^juditiall to the 
plantation, this graunt being in reguard of a former p'mise vpon 
record. 

It is ordered that from hence forwards noe house within the 
great lotts.f rom the higher pale to the sea and the Riuer of Napon- 
set shall be p'mitted to keepe any swine or Cattle without their 
owne fence to indamage other mens come feilds one payne of 
paying doble [33,] Dammages for any Trespasses made by such 
swyne or cattle, to be levyed by distresse. 

It is ordered that the p'tyes vnderwritten shall ha ue each of them 
satisfaction in lieu of tbe calues Pasture fip5 " 

towards John Phillips. 

M'. Trobrige 1 aker. M". Tillie 1 aker 

Good. Kimerly 1 aker. 

John Phillips an aker neere his house 

M'. Blake one aker. 

Good Wade one aker putting in his pale JS 
lott for Bettering the highway. 

Good : Tomkines 1 aker. Goo : White 1 aker 

Good : Hawes 1 aker 

Good : Huiiphries 1 aker. Willia[m] Sumner 1 aker 

Good : Mede to haue one aker joyneing to M'. Bates pale to goe 
3 Goad from the pale the rest aboue mentioned not limited all redy 
to be layd out p' M'. Glouer, Good. Gaylor and Good : Dyer. 

It is ordered that the Widow Smed shall haue 2 akers below the 
burying place viz : j aker in lieu of the Calues Pasture the other in 
lieu of meddow. 

Also Oliuer Purchase to haue one aker their in reguard of some 
p'mise formerly made and 1 aker for M"^. Oliuer in lieu of the 
Calues pasture to be also layd out p. Good. Gaylo^ and Good. 
Dyar, to- leaue 4 Goades for the high way from the burying place 




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28 CiTT Document No. 9. 

to Good : Wade, and 3 goad the other way from John Hills vp to 
the wood. 

It is ordered that the p'tyes vnderwritten shall haue their por- 
tions in satisfaction of the Calues pasture in the Marsh beyoand 
the Trees ouer agaynst the fox poynt. 

Joseph Farenworth 2 akers ) gra"*"^^^- 

Thorn : Wiswall to haue 2 akers towards fox poynt. 

Joseph Flood to haue 2 akera there. « 

M'. Martin 3 acres 

Thorn : Millet 2 acres there. 

It is ordered that M^ Trobridge have 2 acres of Marsh in M'. 
Ludlowes necke where its out of p'priety. 

It is ordered that Robert ElweU shall haue two acres of Marsh at 
M'. Ludlow [es] necke. 

M'. Blake to haue 2 akers of Marsh at M'. Ludlowes necke 
Good : Procter, 1 acre and halfe at M'. Ludlowes necke. 

John Pierce 2 akers there next Good : Gibsons. 

It is ordered that John Binham shall have 2 akers there. 

It is ordered that Robert Looke shall have 2 akers there. 

It is ordered that M™. Biggs shall have 1 acre of Marsh in liie 
of Calues Pasture neere her owne at the necke. 

It is ordered that M'. Billingham shall haue one acre of Marsh 
in lue of Calues Pasture joyneing to his owne at the necke. 

It is ordered that the Widow foster shall haue one aker of Marsh 
in lue of Calues Pasture next M^ Bates at the neck. 

It is ordered that George Weekes shall have one acre in lieu of 
Calues Pasture ioyning to the side of his meddow. 

It is ordered that M'. Butlar is to haue a knap of land ouer 
agaynst his house to be set out p' Roger Clap and Edw : Clap so as 
is not p'juditial to the neighbors or the high way. . 

[34.] Nicholas Clap to haue a slip of marsh lyeing by the 
pyne necke joyneing to his about an acre or 2 to be layd out by 
Wm. Sum'. 

It is ordered that John Hill shall haue one acre from the little 
necke towards the old harbor. 

It is ordered that Good : Lane shall haue one acre there. 

It is ordered that Will. Somner shall haue 3 acres neere Good. 
Munnings by the pyne necke. 

It is ordered that M'. Hathornes house shall haue 2 acres there. 

It is ordered that Thorn : Swift shall haue 1 acre there. 

It is ordered that Anthony Newton shall haue 3 akers of Vplaud 
behind M'. Bates lott if so much there ; but not to build any house 
there to the p^'judice of the great lotts. 

It is ordered that Good : Oldrich shall haue one aker of upland 
to build a house amongst others aboue the burying place. 

It is ordered that Good : Gapin shall haue about halfe an acre of 
land joyneing to his lotte if it be not p'juditiall on vew of John 
Phillips and Christo. Gibson. 

It is ordered that Thom : Swift slfell haue one acre in lue of 
Calues pasture neere the markt tree. 



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DOBGHESTEB ToWN KeCOEDS. 29 

It is ordered that Roger Clap haue about halfe an acre joyneing 
to the medow at Po.* poynt in lew of calues pasture for M'. Wieth- 
feilds house. 

It is ordered that M'. Blake, John Hull, Thom : Millett shall 
haue each of them 8 acres of planting ground in full of there great 
lotts at the side of the six acre lotts towards the mill. 

It is ordered that M'. Blake and John Hull shall leaue those or 
the other p'ts of their great lotts in Commons as long as the out- 
side of the great lotts are left in commons. 

. It is ordered that Robert Elwell, Brey Wilkeins, Henery Way, 
James Priest shall haue allotments at Mannings Moone. 

It is ordered that Thom. Tilestone and John Smith shall haue an 
acre and halfe of Upland equally devided betweene them layd but 
by Good : Gibson, John Pierce one the Rocky Hill betwixt Good : 
Meinots and Good : Procters to build houses on. 

It is ordered that John Poape haue an acre of land behind Good : 
Sampford to one vend by Goo : Gaylor and Good : Dyer. 

It is ordered that he haue more 2 akers of meddow p* Goo: 
Munnings. 

It is ordered that Thomas Joanes shall haue ^ an acre of land 
added to the acre and J formerly graunted him. 

It is ordered that all the land in common within Dorchester one 
both sides the Riuer Naponset shall be deuided according to the 
rule alredy agreed vpon for deuideing the necke all convenient 
watering places to be left common* and this diuision to be accord- 
ing to states and p'sons as it stands now 1 6 January the tyme of 
the making this order. The 20 men to Judge of Circumstances in 
setting downe mens estates. 

March 18^. It is ordered that all the hoame lotts and great 
lotts shalbe sufficiently fenced agaynst swine and great cattle p' 
the 25**" of this moneth. on payne of thre shillings for eiiy goad 
found defectiue, to be leuied p'distresse, besides damedg. 



[35.] The Proport 


Lon which 


^ The Proportion which 


each man is to haue in 


the necke 


each man is 


to haue of the 


according to the rule agreed on 


for 


Cowes Pasture and other 


deuideing the same as here vnder 


land according to the same 


foil 


• 


• 


rule of deuision for euery 
on this side the Riuer. 


akers. 


qiutrten. 


rodea 


aken. 


onorten. rode*. 


M'. Stoughton 26 


f 


i 


26 


f 20 


M'. Glover 20 


1 


12 


20 


i 12 


M'; Whitman 13 


• • 


13 


1 


M'. Bates 8 


8 


• • 


8 


3 


M'. Meinot 7 


1 


20 


8 


3 


M". Newbery 7 


1 


28 


7 


1 28 


Ed. Munnings 10 


3 


12 


10 


3 12 


N. Duncan 5 


1 




5 


3 


J. Holman 8 






8 




Tho: Richards 11 


2 


20 


12 





» Powow probably. — W. H. W. 

s The Oomoni watering placet to be restored to the Cow walke. — Marginal noU. 



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30 



Cut Docdmbnt No. 9. 





akert. 


quartern. 


rodea 


■ken. 


qoarten. 


radc 


M'. Trobridge 


7 


1 


20 


7 


1 


20 


M'. Hill 


7 


3 


20 


8 


— 


10 


M". Biggs 


4 


2 


20 


4 


8 


2 


M". Tilly 


4 




30 


4 


— 


30 


M'. Mather 


12 


• • 


t( 


12 


— 


_ 


M'. Martin 


4 


, , 


, , 


6 


2 


20 


M'. Gilbert 


9 




20 


.9 


1 


28 


M'. Hawkins 


S 


2 


24 


11 


— 


20 


M". Knight 


2 




10 


10 


3 


- 


M'. Butlar . 


6 


2 


10 


9 


— 


10 


M'. Aderton 


6 


3 


80 


18 


2 


- 


M^Withington 


7 


2 


2 


7 


3 


6 


Widow Smed 


8 


, , 


8 


8 


-* 


8 


M'. Parker 


3 


2 


80 


8 


3 


12 


Thorn : Joanes 


6 


8 


80 


6 


1 


10 


Alexander Miller 


4 


• • 


20 


4 


- 


20 


Andrew Pitcher 


1 


2 


35 


1 


2 


35 


Austen Clement 


S 


1 


1 


8 


1 


1 


Brey Wilkeins 


2 


8 


82 


2 


3 


32 


Henery Way 


2 


2 


12 


2 


2 


12 


Chr. Gibson 


3 


8 


32 


8 


3 


32 


David Price 


2 


2 


12 


2 


2 


12 


Ed : Clap 


4 


1 


12 


4 


2 


32 


Ed : BuUocke 


3 


8 


8 


2 


1 


8 


Ed : White 


3 


• • 


85 


8 


_ 


35 


Geo : Dyer 


4 


2 


82 


4 


8 


32 


Geor : Procter 


4 


1 


5 


4 


1 


4 


Geo : Weeks 


3 


2 


36 


4 


2 


10 


Tho : Dickerman 


3 


1 


17 


8 


2 


37 


Half. Tomkins 


2 


3 


37 


2 


3 


37 


Rich : Wright 


3 


1 


18 


3 


1 


18 


Jonas Humfry 


2 


8 


16 


8 


1 


6 


Henery Wright 


2 


3 


4 


2 


3 


26 


Joseph Tuchill 


3 


1 


32. 


8 


1 


82 


John Moore 


3 


3 


37 


4 


2 


37 


John Whetcomb 


4 


8 


10 


4 


3 


10 


John Smith 


2 





80 


2 


.. 


SO 


Widd. ffoster 


2 


• • 


80 


2 


. 


30 


John Phillips 


8 


• • 


17 


8 


— . 


17 


Joseph Flood 


3 


• • 


85 


8 


2 


10 


John Capen 


2 


• • 


10 


2 


1 


30 


***o Bales 


5 


2 


20 


5 


2 


20 


**o NUe 


2 


1 


2 


2 


1 


2 


** Heydon 


4 


• • 


12 


8 


1' 


12 


*♦ Hill 


8 


• • 


8 


8 


1 


23 


** Pope 


4 


• • 


18 


4 




18 


o Holland 


6 


• • 


20 


6 




20 


[36.] The rest of the Division 


Best of the Division of 


of the Neck. 








other land. 








akera. 


quarters. 


rode* 


akan. 


quarters. 


lOdM. 


John Hull 


4 


» 


86 


4 


.. 


36 


John Grinway 


4 


3 


6 


4 


1 


6 



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31 



John Kinsly 
John Binham 
Joseph Pharneworth 
Nicho : Clap 
M'. Billingam 
Nicho : Upsall 
Natha : Wales 
Rich : Joanes 
"Widdow Purchase 
Rich : Wade 
Roger Clap 
Robert Elwell 
Robert Deeble 
Richard CoUicot 
Thorn. Lumbert 
Thorn. Demicke 
Tho. Swift 
Tho. Andrews 
Tho. MiUet 
Tho. Hatch 
John Pierce 
Tho. Tileston 
Will. Sumner 
Will. Blake 
Will. Read 
Will. Lane 
Will. Preston 
M*^. Hathomes House 
Will. Gaylor 
Tho. Wiswell 
Tho. Kimerly 
Tho. Sampford 
Benjamin Fen 
Good : Topley 
Jo : Rigby* 
M^ Hutchisson 
Geo. Way 
M'. Witchfeilds 
John Miller 
Bernard Capin 
Mathew Sension 
M^ Makepeace 
Richard Hawes 
Tho. Tredwell 
Robert P " 



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rodes. 


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1 


32 


5 


1 


32 


3 


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28 


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8 


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30 


8 


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30 


4 




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4 


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5 


4 


1 


, , 


4 


1 


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8 


21 


5 


3 


21 


1 


2 


28 


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28 


1 


2 


39 


1 


2 


39 


4 


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4 


• • 


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2 


2 


89 


2 


2 


39 


2 


3 


22 


2 


8 


20 


6 


3 


88 


6 


3 


38 


8 


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85 


8 


2 


10 


8 


3 


4 


4 


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3 


1 


12 


8 


1 


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2 


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30 


2 


8 


10 


2 


3 


4 


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6 


8 


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6 


4 


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22 


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8 


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5 


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3 


36 


3 


3 


36 


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8 


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6 


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8 


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2 


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24 


2 


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26 


1 


8 


26 


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2 


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8 


10 


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8 


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17 


8 


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based 


8 


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8 


8 


20 


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20 


2 




20 


2 


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March 18. "M" Holman and Richard Colicot to vew the pale of 
the great lotts and to see the fence be sufficient. 

1 WllL Clarke erased and Rigby added in original. — W. H. W. 
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John Pierce, John Hull to vew the pale of the lott where they 
dwell. 

Edmond Mannings, George Dyar to vew the pale next them. 

Tommas Wiswell, Will Bead to vew the feild next where they 
dwell. 

Will. Samner, Good. Hawes to vew the feild where they dwell. 

Roger Clap, Edward Clap to vew that feild. 

M^ Makepeace, John Phillips, to vew that feild. 

[37.] Robert Deeble is chosen Baylif for halfe a yeere or till an 
other be chosen and it is ordered that he shall levy all fines rates 
and amercements for the Plantation by impounding the offenders 
Goods, and then to deteyne them till satisfaction be made and if 
the owner of the goods shall not make satisfaction within 4 dayes 
it shall be lawfull for him to sell the goods and to retume the 
overplus to the p'ty offending and to be alowed 12* for euery dis- 
tresse and 2^ for euery impounding of Cow horse or hogg and for 
euery goate a penny and if the sayd Baylif shall be negligent in 
dischargeing his office and delay the takeing distresse he shall be 
loyable to a fyne as shall be thought fit by the 20 men. It shall 
be lawfull for the sayd Baylif to recouer any rates or amercements 
by way of distresse on any goods. 

The 3^ ofAprUl 1638. It is ordered that the allotment which 
was formerly graunted on Mannings Moone shall be 8 ake' to 
James Priest the rest to Robert Elwell in p'te of his great lott. 

It is ordered that Henry way shall have 5 akers and Brey wil- 
keins 9 akers next to Rich. Rocket and Andrew HoUet in lieue of 
that was graunted them on Mannings Moone. 

It is ordered that Will. Barber and John Starcy shall haue that 
rest of land which is left between Anthony Newton and M'. Bates. 

It is ordered that for this yeere only the oxen, mares, goates, 
and young Cattle shall be kep[t] at the Necke and noe man to 
keepe any Cowes there one payne of Tenn shill. for euery Cow so 
kept there contrary to this order. 

It is ordered that John Smith and Joseph Wilson shall keepe all 
the Cowes this yeere in the ordinary Cow Pasture and to keepe them 
from the 15*^ of this p'sent month till the first of Nouember next, 
the sayd keepers to blow their home in the morneing at Joseph 
Pharneworths and so along the Towne till he Come to M'. Minotts 
and euery man on the north side of Towne to bring their Cowes 
before the meeteing house the rest to bring their Cowes be 
yound M'. Stoughtons dore or elce the keep' to driue away the 
heard not to stay for the rest. The sayd keep's to haue for the 
hier 5 shillings a Cow and to haue their payment one Third at first 
putting forth another Third at halfe the Tyme, the rest at the, end 
of the Tyme. 

Prouided that all which put in cowes to keepe and shall take 
them away agayne befo' halfe the Tyme shall pay for halfe the 
Tyme if they take them away afore halfe the Tyme they must pay 
for the whole. If the heardsmen shall not drive away the cattle 
at the Tyme appoynted it shall be lawfull for any man to take 
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Where as the pennalty for swyne goeing vn yoaked and vn- 
riDged was in a former order 5* a swine It is now ordered that 
the pennalty shall be but 2 shilling and that the Baylif haue one 
halfe of the fine for his paynes in takeing up such hoggs and the 
Towne the rest to be leuied by distresse according to the former 
order. If any other shall pound swine such p'tye to have halfe 
the fine. 

The 23. Aprill, 1638. It is ordered that noe goates shall goe 
one the Commons or highwayes neere Corne feilds without a keep* 
but to be impounded and pay doble dammage. 

It is ordered that M'. Aderton, M'. Bates, Good. Munnings and 
Roger Clap shall stakeout away to the necke of fower goad broad 
and dirrectly as may be and to see the mending of the sayd way 
where it is defectiue and to be payd by that rest of Monyes in 
Constables hands and what is wanting to be paj'd by an other 
rate to be made one euery one that hath land on the necke accord- 
ing to his p'portion. 

[38«] It is ordered that Roger Clap, or whome it Concemes 
shall haue a high way to the medow by Thomas Andrews. 

It is ordered that M'. Minot shall haue a little swamp lyeing 
neere his house about 12 Rodd, from his garden pale along towards 
Good : Upshalls pale. 

It is ordered tiiat whereas 2 akers of Marsh was graunted to 
John Bingham and Bought by John Pierce, shall be layed out on 
this side M'. Hawkins 10 goad broad towards the sea so that it 
be not p'juditiall to other mens lotts. 

It is ordered that Nath : Duncan shall have 3 akers of land in 
euery diuision of about 500 akers w*^in the plantation, except the 
diuision of the necke and this in lieu of his great lot haueing none 
formerly graunted him, and besides his forme' divisions accord- 
ing to p'portion with others. 

It is ordered that Good : Greenway shall have leaue to set out 
his pale next his garden a goad f arth"" in the Commons according to- 
a former graunt. 

It is ordered that M'. Withingtoo shall haue adjoyned to his^ 
house that was W. Sensions the swamp aboue and the swamp be- 
neath, the house for which he p'oraiseth to leaue out the springs for 
watering Cattle the Wynter tyme and to leaue the Water with oiit 
side. 

Whereas M'. Holman and Rich : CoUicot were appoynted to see 
the pales of the great lotts suflflciently fenced. It is now farther 
ordered that they shall p*cure what is suflaciently fenced and to^ be 
payd out of their penaltyes to be leuied by the Baylif accordmg to 
the former order 

M^ Stoughton to furnish 1 bull. 

M'. Minot 1 bull. 

Good. Munnings 1 bull. 

M^ HUl 1 bull. 

It is ordered that euery one that hath his cowes serued p' those 
bulls shall pay 12* for euery Cow. 

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vse for raakeing bricke shall still lye in Common for the use of 
the plantation and that there be loose rayles left for the Comming 
to the pitts. M"". Glouer, Chr: Gibson, John Moore, John Pierce 
to see it layd out and dirrect where the rayles are to be left loose. — 

It is also ordered that the p'tyes aboue sayd for the laying out 
of a suflficient high way joyneing to the Creeke for landing hay and 
other goods and that they appoynt Goo : Starey to put in his pale 
where he hath put it too far out on the high way. 

It is ordered that the land in Common vnder no former graunt, 
last giuen by the Court beyound • the lyne from Roxbury bounds 
to the blew hill as it was lately rann shall be disposed as foil. 
Euery free man at p'sent intresseed in a hoame lot, and in the 
former diuident shall haue his p'priety and diiiident in the. new 
graunt according to the former rates and diuident : And in this 
diuident all that are not freemen that had in the former diuision a 
p'priety are there excluded and It is ordered that the same p' por- 
tions answerable to the former shall be sequestred and not 
entrenched vpon by any p'son but remaynes for the freemens 
power to giue to the sayd houses and inhabitants in them what 
quantity the freemen shall Judge fit and when and where or to any 
other freemen as may be. It being intended, that the medow shall 
be devided by it selfe and the vpland by it selfe. This Comp'hend- 
ing all to Plimouth bounds. It was further ordered the one Third 
of the former land sequestered, shall be cast into the diuision of 
the p'sent freemen who by the former rule are in the diuision to 
receaue each man his p'portion according to the sayd former Rule 
and diuision. 

[39.] Mr. Hill marchant of Dorchester hath sould vnto Edward 
Bricke of the same Towne and to his heires foreuer the p'cells foil. 
viz. All his hoame lot at the Necke, called or known by the name of 
M'. Ludlowes necke being 4 acres more or lesse lyeing betweene 
the lott of M'. Nathaniell Duncan on the East, and M'. James Mar- 
shalls one the West, together with a p'cell off ground l^'eing next 
vnto Squantom's necke, being a hill valued Nine acres, but taken 
and accepted by me William Hill for Twelue acres and Eleuen 
acres of medow vizt : Six acres on the one aide of the sayd vpland 
which was alotted vnto him and fine acres on the other side which 
sometimes was alotted to Thomas Marshfeild also one acre of land 
or there about at the end of M^ Withingtons lott, together with 
the house vpon it with fine acres of stinted Commons at the great 
Necke and 8 acres and 10 goads in the Cow Pasture and so on to 
euery fine hundred acres according to the Towne booke. Together 
with all his comon and priualages in all the land beyound Na- 
ponset Riuer, which is 8 acres 10 goad upon euery diuision and 
also his p'te of the land lately granted by the Court vnto the sayd 
Towne according vnto the same p'portion as belongs to him as a 
free man to his p'sons and state according to the order of the 
Towne booke, and acruing to his sayd hoame lott. 

This sale made The 20* of July 1638. 

More Thomas Tredwell of I[)swich Sould vnto Edward Bricke 
of Dorchester all that house and 2 acres of land standing and being 
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willsons with it importinances and Also a p'cell of land being a 
hoame lott that was Thomas ffords next adjoyneing the ends of the 
great lotts one the one side and one the necke which was some- 
times M'. Ludlows Necke one the other side beind the first lot one 
that necke from the footes of the great lotts and also that medow 
of the breadth of the sayd lot which runs towards the New ditch 
towards the sea and also that great lot. Among the great lot[s] 
conteyneing about 16 acres of land lyeing betweene Goodman 
Twitchills lott on the one side and M'. Parker one the other 
side which was once Jonathan Gilletes and also 4 acres of salt 
marsh neere to fox poynt which was to bee next the 6 akers 
graunted M'. Meinot with all the app'tinances to be held p' ther 
sa^^d Edward Brick to him and his heirs f oreii which sale was made 
the 20«» June 1638: 

October the 30^ 1638. At a Generall meeteing at M'. Stough- 
tons there was Chosien 10 men for the ordering the affayres of the 
Plantation to continue for six monthes or till others shalbe Chosen 
whose names are vnder written. 

M"^. Glouer 

Na : Duncan M'. Bates 

M'. Adderton Will. Sumner 

M"^. Joanes Nicholas Vpsall 

Ch : Gibson John Gapin 

Jo : Philips 
At the same tyme there were Chosen Raters for the next yeere. 

M'. Bates. Barnabee ffour 

Roger Clap John Gapin 

Ch : Gibson. 
It was ordered that a Towne Rate should be made by them for 
35 pounds. 

November 14. At a Generall meeteing It is ordered that the 
Towne Rate for 35 pounds formerly agreed vpon shall be augmented 
to 40 pounds and the sayd Rate speedyly to be made by the Raters 
and collected by the Cunstables. 

It is ordered that Na : Duncan and M'. Aderton shall audit the 
accountes of the Cunstables and receiue from them all the monyes 
by them collected to dispose of for the Townes vse and to giue 
account what they haue done therein vnto the 10 men for the Tyme 
being at the end of the yeare when others shall be Chosen in their 
place. 

[40.] It is further ordered that the Cunstables shall giue vp their 
account to the f oresayd Auditors within one Month after they haue 
receiued the Rate with the monyes by them receiued in default 
whereof the sayd N. Duncan and M^ Adderton shall haue pow*^ to 
distrayne the Cunstables for their or either of their neglects of not 
collecting the monyes, or not bringing in the accounts and monyes 
so collected. 

It is ordered that M'. Adderton shall see the high wayes mended 
and be payed out of the first monyes receiued on the Towne Rate. 

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spring befo' he brings them to grasse bring them to a man chosen 
by the plantation to marke them with the letter D on the hineder 
buttoeke one the neere side and such p'son as shall make such 
marke to have for his paynes 1** for euery head this to be done the 
last weeke in Aprill and whosoeuer shall not haue his Cattle thus 
marked they shall be subject to be impounded and for euery in- 
habitant of Dorchester so offending to pay 12* for euery head. 

It is ordered that if any cattle of other Townes shall trcspasse 
on o' Commons they shalbe impounded and pay 2* for euery head 
halfe for thep'ty that doth impound them the rest to the Benefit of 
the plantation. 

For the better Encouragement of any that shall destroy wolues 
It is ordered that for euery Wolfe any man shall take within Dor- 
chester Plantation hee shall haue 20* of the Towne for the first 
wolfe 15' for the secound ; and for euery wolfe afterwards 10' be- 
sides the Countryes pay. 

For as much as the want of sufiScient fence is a cause of great 
trouble and discontent in the plantation It is ordered that befo" 
the 20*** of March euery inhabitant that hath pale either in any 
Common feild or p'ticular feild or garden shall make either 5 suf- 
ficient Rayles or wale or pale or ditch, such as may keepe out 
swine and all sorts of Cattle, and because there is great neglect in 
vewing of pales and so pale lyeth still insufficient It is farther 
ordered that 2 men shall be Chosen by the Planters who shall view 
all the fences and where they find any defect shall forthwith make 
it sufl3cient, and shall goe to the p'ty whose fence it is and demaund 
satisfaction which if any shall refuse to make them good payment 
to there content It shall be lawfuU for the sayd 2 men to dis- 
trayne any such offenders goods to make themselues satisfaction 
to the value of 3' a day for each of their labour herein, moreouer 
because men are redy to say the pale is sufficient. 

It is ordered that no pale be taken for sufficient except they be 
well set and bound and at least 4 foote aboue ground. 

It is ordered that Tomsons Hand shall hence forwards be appro- 
priated for a calues Pasture and none to put any swyne their on 
penalty of forfiture of snch swyne the forfeiture to be taken by any 
freeman who is to haue one halfe and the other halfe to be to the 
benefitt of the Plantation. 

It is ordered that all Common Corne feilds with all home lotts 
shall remayne only in Commons to the owner of the sayd feilds. 
And whosoever in the feild shall make any breach for takeing in 
their Come he forth with make it vp or keepe it, or elce be subject 
to the penalty of pale breakeing according to an ord' 

It is ordered that the Rockie hill by M^ Hawkins formerly put 
into p'prietie to the neighbours there shall still bee free for any 
inhabitant to fech stones for building or other use without im- 
peachment or hinderance of any of the owners of the sayd rock 
according to the true intent of the first graunt. 

[41.] February 5 1638, It is ordered that M'. IsraeU 
Stoughton shall haue all his devisions of vpland aboue the Cow 
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his farme that in the old graunt to lye next to the lyue as most 
remote fro the Plantation and next to his house beyond the brooke, 
Comonly called Mother brooks, and that in the new graunt to lye 
next to the 100 akers hee hath of M"^. Newberys on the same side 
of the Riuer the same 100 akers to begin at the lyne, and so all to 
goe on forwards only to leaue high wayes. 

Fehi^uary 13*. It is ordered that Alexander Miller shall haue 
sixe akers f o his great lott next to the 6 aker lotts. 

It is ordered that the Cow pasture and all the land in and about 
the same shalbe measured out and that is free for any that haue 
p'prietie there to take that in, and that both the Cow pasture and 
such p'prietie as doth still lye in Commons shalbe be stinted p' 
the 10 men. 

It is ordered that euy p'son which puts in any Cattle of what 
kind so eu into the great neck shall giue a note of how many of 
each sort hee puts in, vnto Roger Clap who shall haue a note of 
euy mans p'portion which hee is to put in and if any bee found by 
driuing the neck or otherwise to put in more then his stint shall 
forfeit twentie shillings for euy Cowe or other Cattle so put -in 
aboue his stint p'portionably, such Cattle to be bee impounded till 
the money be payd the sayd Roger Clap to haue one quarter p*te 
of all forfeitures in this kind, the rest to bee for the Benefitt of the 
Plantation. 

It is ordered that M'. Clarke shall haue libertie to take in f ower 
goads of land next his pale towards the meeting howse which is 
neere the barne that was lately M'. Trobridgs the breadth to bee 
as his pale now stands. 

Willia Clarke hath made sales of one aker 1 quarter, and 30 
goads of land at the great neck (which he had by agreement fro 
M'. Willia Hill after the devision) vnto Christou Gibson. 

It is ordered that Willia Sumner shall have f ower akers of vpland 
next to Good : Hull, M^ Blake and Tho : millet neere the 6 aker 
lot which was for so much Jo : Binha was to haue to make vp his 
great lott. 

It is ordered that M'. Butler and Jo : Wiswall are Chosen to 
looke to the fences of all hoame lotts and to see them sufficient 
according to a former order for fence. 

Edward Bricke and Jo : Holland are Chosen to looke to the pales 
of the great lotts the 6 aker lotts and the captyne's necke, and to 
see them sufficient according to the order for fence. 

It is ordered that no inhabitant of Dorchester shall keepe any 
swyne but within his own p'ptye or vnder a herdsman 2 miles from 
any Corne feild vnder penalty of Two Shill: for every hogg taken 
goeing about the Plantation either p' the Baylif or any planter 
within the Towne contrary to this order : and also any swyne so 
taken to pay dammige, the dammige to be vewed and Judged by 
2 neighbors, and the p'tye that takes any such swyne to impound 
them or keepe them till the owners of the swyne shall make full 
satisfaction, if the sayd owners shall refuse to make payment of the 
sayd forfeiture and dammige within three dayes it shall be lawfuU 
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Neighbors to prize and sell one [43.] or more of them to make 
himself satisfaction, and deliuer the rest of the mony to the own' of 
the ho^s this order to take effect from the first of Aprill next and 
to Continue till all the Indian Come be taken in. 

It is farther ordered that no swyne shall be kept at the great 
necke on payne of five shill. to be levyed p' distresse 

It is ordered that Good. Deeble shall be baylif for this yeere to 
execute and haue pay for his labor according to the order of the 
last yeare. 

It is ordered that Jo : Maudsly and Nicholas Wood shall keepe 
the Cowes for this yeere in the ordinary Cow pasture, and to keepe 
them from the 15*** Day of Aprill next to the first of November next 
the sayd keepers to blow their home at f yue of the clocke in the 
morneing at Joseph Pharneworth and so along the Towne till he 
come to M'. Meinots, and every man one the North side of the 
Towne to bring their Cowes befo' the meeteing house the Rest to 
bring their Cowes beyound M'. Stoughtons dore or elce the keep's 
to driue away the heard, and not to stay for the rest — The sayd 
keepers to haue for their hier fine shill. viij* for each Cow and for 
their wages, and the bulls to haue their paym* J at first putting 
forth another ^ at halfe the tyme the rest at the end of the tyme. 
Provided that all that j)ut in Cowes to keepe if they take them away 
agayne befo' halfe the tj^me shall for halfe the tyme ; if they take 
them away after halfe the tyhie they must pay for the whole. If 
the heardsmen shall not driae away the Cattle within one hower of 
their first blowing the home, they shalbe subject to a fyne to be 
layd on them at the discretion of the 10 men. 

Tho : Wiswool is appoynted to marke all the Cattle according to 
a former order to that purpose. 

The great lotts to be stinted 6 akers a Cow, the medow and 8 
akers the like, the 20 aker Lotts at 10 akers a Cow. 

There was chosen these 7 men vnderwritten for 6 moneths or till 
other be Chosen to order . all the affaires of the plantation, and to 
haue full power to act and determine any thing for the good of the 
plantation according to their discretion, except in graunting land. 

M'. Glouer M'. Joanes 

M'. Haukins JoiWiswall 

M'. Duncan Jo : Pierce 
M'. Aderton. 

It is ordered that whereas there was 8* a Cow alowed for bull 
money to be 10** p' the Cow keepers for this yeere who were to 
pay that to the seu'all m^n that put in bulls the sayd pay shalbe now 
augmented to 12** a Cow, and the moneys to be gathered p' the sayd 
Cow keep'rs forthwith when they receiue the first pay for the Cowes 
the money being Re** they are to pay that in to M'. Aderton for the 
men who ingage themselues to any of the p'ties that put in buls, 
the Cow keep" vdth the njoney they bring in to Treasur' a note of 
those which Refuse or neglect to pay 

M'. Glouer, M'. Aderton, Willia Somner, Jo Wiswol are in- 
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• * ♦ ther pt may be fitfc for the plantation [43.] or how that 
may bee otherwyse vsefull. 

it is ordered the 20*^ of May 1639, that there shalbe a rent 
of 20^^ yeerely f oreu' imposed vpon Tomsons Hand to bee payd p' 
euy p'son that hath p'prtie in the said Hand according to the p' por- 
tion that any such p'son shall fro tyme to tyme inioy and posesse 
there, and this towards the mayntenance of a schoole in Dorchesf 
this rent of 20^^ yeerly to bee payd to such a schoolemaster as shall 
vndertake to teach english latin and othe"" tongues, and also writing 
the sayd schoolemaster to bee chosen fro tyme to tyme p' the freemen 
and that is left to the discretion of the elders and the 7 men for the 
tyme beeing whether maydes shalbe taught with the bo3'es or not. 
For the levying this 20" yeerely fr5 the p'ticuler p'sons that ought 
to pay that according to this order. It is farther ordered that 
somme man shalbe appoynted p' the 7 men for the tyme beeing to 
Receiue that and on refusall to levye that p' distresse, and not fynd- 
ing distresse such p'son as so refuseth payment shall forfeit the 
land he hath in p*prietie in the sayd Island. 

Whereas the order for fence last made is found defectiue in 
regard of the veiuera having but 3^. a day for seeing the fence 
sufficient by which meanes there is no execution of the sayd order. 
It is therefore farther ordered for the better execution of the 
former order that theise veiuers vndei-written are appoynted to 
each feild to see where thej^ fynd any defect, and to p'^sent the 
defect to M'. Atherton who hath power giuen him to levie p' dis- 
tresse 2'. 6^. on euy goad where any pale shalbe found defectiue 
for the first offence in this kind and whoseu shalbe found defectiue 
a second tyme to levie p' distresse 5 [s.] on each goad. This order 
to take effect 15'^ July. 

Jo : wiswoU to vein the feild next his howse 

Roger Clap to vein the feild next him 

Jos : Pharneworth the feild next him 

M' Joanes the feild next him 

Willia Somner the feild next him 

M'. Glouer, and M'. Holman to veiu the great lots 6 aker lotts 
and Capt". neck 

John Hull is to have 1 aker and half of marsh at M'. Hawkins 
neck in leiu of Calues pasture. 

It is ordered that no man shall mow any grasse on Tomsons 
Hand on penaltie of 20' for euy dayes mow, and that all that put 
Calues there shall pay towards the keep" p'portionably to the Calves 
they put in. 

October 31^ 1639. Willia Barber hath made sales of his howse 
vnto mathew Smith which he desireth to haue recorded. 

Thomas Hatch hath made sales vnto John Phillips of Dorches- 
ter one great lott with a howse on that 1 6 akers within and without 
pale also 6 akers of meddow 4 on this side and 2 akers on the 
other side Neponset, and all his Comons except that in the neck. 

[44.] Henery Kibbie of Dorchest bought his howse and about 
an aker of Upland on the North side, and about an aker of Upland 
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Nicholas Butler of Dorchester, and also all the Wood growing or 
that shall grow on the Comons belonging to the wh5 Lott w*^ was 
M'. Parkers according to a deed made p* Nicholas Butler vnto the 
sayd Kibbie of the 22*^ day of the 8^^ moneth 1639 as hereunto is 
Wittuesse Thomas Joanes. 

It is ordered that John Pope shall have 2 akers of marsh 
towards foxe poynt in lew of some land taken fro him for making 
the way to the neck. 

It is ordered at a Generall meeteing in January that the great 
Lotts without the pale shall run 8 score Rodds fro the pale into 
the Woods the one halfe neerest the Towne to be allowed 4 Rood 
f o' a hie way the rest of the Lotts to haue noe alowance for a high 
way 

It is ordered that Robert Pierce, shall be a Commoner. 

It is ordered that M'. Waterhouse shall be dispenced with con- 
cerneing that Clause of the order in the Charge of Twenty pounds 
yeerly, rent to be payd for Tomsons Iland towards the skoole : 
where he is bound to teach to write it shalbe left to his liberty in 
that poynt of teaching to write, only to doe what he can conven- 
iently therein. 

It is ordered that Henery Way, Brey Wilkeins, Richard Leeds 
shall take their portion in Tomsons Iland and haue also liberty 
to buy of any others any greater portion to the value of 9 akers 
to Joyne with their owne at a convenient place for fishing. Pro- 
vided that they set forward fishing and also doe satisfie the yeerely 
rent Charge imposed on that Hand towards the mayntanance of a 
skoole according to the order made to that purpose, and according 
to the Number of the akers they shall make imployment of. Pro- 
vided also that they make so suflScient a fence about their Lands 
so taken into p'priety that they shall make good any dammage 
that shall come to any mans cattle through the default of such 
fence. 

There is graunted to Robert Deeble 1 akre of Land joyning to 
his owne hoame lott atid next M'. Addertons towards the dead 
swamp in leaueing the wood to the Towne. 

M'. Glouer is alowed to take on of his divisions of Land 
beyond Naponset next his Cowhouse by the fresh marsh. 

[45.] It is ordered that the 3 first de visions of land next the 
mill beyond Naponset riuer shall be=devided as one devision to the 
whole Plantation and put into severall feilds as nightbors shall 
agree together more or lesse and all the rest of the land there 
and also on this side the Riuer except the Cow pasture when it 
shall be devided to be put likewise into severall feilds, as night- 
bors shall agree more or lesse together. 

It is ordered that Richard CoUicot shall possese the 40 akers of 
land which he hath taken in beyond the Riuer in p'te of his devis- 
ions there. 

Richard Leids and Jeoffry turner haue the 3 akers 3 quarters 
and 8 Rodes of Comons which was belonging to W". Preston de- 
vided betwixt them in halfe as they purchased that on each devision. 

Richard Leids hath half an aker Comons on each devision of 
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It is ordered that do p'son what soeuer shall fell any trees within 
Dorchester [that] is marked for the bounds of any land either in 
p'priety or Commons on penalty of 20 shilling for every tree so 
felled to be levied by distresse. 

It is ordered that if any inhabitant of Dorchester shall put any 
hoggs on the great necke, or any mans hoggs be found there they 
shall he impounded p* the Baylif or any free man and pay 2 shill. 
for every hogg ther taken to be levied by distresse the sayd penn- 
alty to be halfe for him that takes vp such hoggs the rest to be for 
the vse of plantation. 

It is ordered that M^ Joanes shall haue 1 aker of land nere his 
owne in leiu of an aker which hee bought of M'. Trobridge which 
-was appoyuted him neere the burying place. 

It is ordered that those which bring not in their notes to be reg- 
istred about the ti-anscript of lands before the next court shalbe 
loyable to any such fyne as shalbe imposed p' the Court for not 
bringing in the sayd transcript according to order of Court those 
which haue brought in the[ir] notes to bee free. 

It is ordered that Mr. Blake shall haue one aker of land next 
his eight aker lott in leiu of 1 aker was giuen him neere the bury- 
ing place. 

It is ordered that M'. Glover, M'. Holman, John Phillips shall 
lay out the high wayes according to order of court. 

It is ordered that the Raters shall make a Rate of 40" for the 
Paym* of Debts and other things to be done for the good of the 
Plantation. 

It is ordered that M'. Aderton and John Wiswall shall p'cure 
"wheeles to be made and Carriedge to mount the peeces that are at 
M'. Hawkins by the sea and to cause them to be mounted and also 
the drake at M'. Stoughtons to be mounted the charge to be payd 
out of the 40" rate. 

[46.] It is ordered that the 30" Rate made last yeere for the 
measureing the land beyond the Riuer shall be reduced to 15". 

It is ordered that Natha : Duncan, M'. Aderton shall take acco : 
of the 4 barreles of powder that were sold and shall take the 
money and buy as much powder with it as they can p'cure from 
the first shipps that will sell any. 

It is ordered that no man shall fell any trees in the Commons 
within Dorchester neithe*^ for Timber nor wood to make sales of with- 
out the plantation, nor any Timb^ to build houses on penalty of 
the losse of their labour and 10 shill : for every tree so felled to 
be levied by distresse. 

It is ordered that no p'son that is not a Commone' within Dor- 
chester shall fell any trees for Timber on pennalty of o" for every 
tree so felled to be leuied by distresse. 

It is ordered that M"". Joanes and W™. Sommer shall lay out 4 
akers of marsh at the neck for M'. Aderton which was Jo : Kings- 
lej's and 3 akers for M'. Withington which was mathias Sensions. 

It is ordered that Good : Tolmans howse bee appoynted for Re- 
ceiuing any goods that shalbe brought in whereof the owner is not 
knowen. 

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tinued only the Clawse for keeping p' keep' 2 miles fro any Come 
feild to be reduced to halfe a mile. 

It is ordered that all that haue great lotts shall p* the 25*** m*^ 
fence in the ends and the hither side to wards the woods with 5 
Rayles or other sufficient fence on payne of 5* to bee levied p* dis- 
tresse for eury goad found defectiue. 

It is ordered that Robert Deeble is to be Continued baylif for 
the yeere foil, with the same power according to the order of the 
former yeere. 

Aprill Ist 1640. It is ordered that no hoggs within 12* price 
shall be suffered to goe out of any mans p'prietie on payne of 12* 
for eury within that price found on the Comons and all other hogs 
shalbe sufficiently yoaked and Ringed or bee vnder the hand of a 
sufficient keep' on payne of 12* for every hogg found in the Com- 
ons Contrary to this order the sayd fyne to bee levied by distresse 
and half thereof to bee for any freeman that shall take vp such 
hoggs the Rest to be for the vse of the towne this order to take 
effect this p*sent day. 

Richard Lyppingcot is Chosen to keepe the pound to haue 2* 
for impounding 1 hogg alone and but 1* if he impound more to- 
gether and to haue for impounding other cattle according to the 
order of the last yeere. 

It is ordered that all the fence in the hoame lotts neere the 
towne shalbe made fast sufficiently within 4 dayes on payne of 
fyue shillings for eury goad found defectiue and the great lotts to 
be likewise sufficiently fenced by the 8'** of this moneth on the 
same penaltie of 5* a Rodd to bee levied p' distresse. 

[47.] It is ordered that no man shall put any Cattle on the 
great neck till the 15*^ of this moneth on payne of 1 2*. for eury beast 
found their befo' that day to bee levied p' distresse. 

It is ordered that Thomas Dickerman, Henry Wright and 
Thomas Sampford shall haue each of them one aker and halfe of 
marsh in M'. Hawkins neck which was formerly granted them and 
not booked. 

June 5* 1640, John Holland hath sould unto M^ mathers all 
his Commons at the great neck which is eight akers 3 qu'^ 79 Rodes 
beeing his owne p' portion of right there, and also Rob' Elwells 
which he purchased. 

For as much as former neglects of lookeing to high wayes hath 
beene p®juditiall to the Plantation in diuers respects. It isthere- 
f o^ ordered that hence forth there shall be yeerely Chosen 2 officers 
by the name of supveysors of high wayes who shall ouer see and 
p'cure the makeing or amending such high wayes as are defectiue 
within the plantation, and to that purpose shall haue power to 
take any mans teeme or seruants or other workmen or mony, to 
the effecting of such worke as they shall haue to doe, p'portionablely 
to such mens portions of lands where such wayes lye and so f arre 
as they are bound to be Chargeable to such workes ; and whosoeuer 
shall refuse to afford such helpe as shall be required p' the sup'- . 
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a mans worke a day so refuseing and 6 8* for refuseing to helpe 
with a Teeme to be levied p' distresse a record to be kepte and 
deliuiered vp supervisors to paye 5* for euery neglect of orders for 
vse of Towne. 

John Eales Junior and George * * are to be Cow keep" 
this yeere, and to haue 5' a Cow, and to keep the for the tyme 
and other Circumstances according to the ord^r of the last yeere 

29^ 7 mo 1640. there was granted vnto John Eells a small 
p'cell of vplknd ground Lyeinge betweene his marsh and M'. Haw- 
kins ground a Little belowe his house 

28 of 8 mo, 1640, m* that John Eells of Dorchester in new 
England hath sould vnto nathaniell Patten now of Dorchester 
afforesaid all his Dwellinge houses and other outhouseinge thereto 
belongeinge with all his Lands in p*priety or comon, and all other 
appurtenances thereto app'taineinge in witnes whereof I haue 
herevnto put my hand the daye aboue said 

John Eells 

21 of vltmo 1640 Oliuer Purchase hath sould vnto Tho Swift 
2 acres in the First Fresh marsh the daye and yeare aboue said. 

[48.] Septemb. 29: 1639: M'. Tho: Clerke: hath sould 
vnto Henry W*^ingto : all his Comons at the great necke : at Squan- 
tum : which Late he purchased of William Bead : beinge ffour acers. 

p' Tho : Clarke. 

Oaoh. 20: 1639: William Clerke hath sould vnto Henry With- 
ingt5 all his Land at Squantum necke which he Lately purchased 
of M'. Hill which he dotti vphold to be 7 akres and if it Fall short 
of so much he is to abate of what he hath receaued after 20' the 
acre 

by me William Clark. 

m* — that vpon Februaire 22 : 1638 : John Eells sould vnto m' 
mather all his Land in that portio of Land Called Dorchester 
necke which is recorded in the Deuision to be 6 acres J 20 Rods : 
m* that upon the 26 Daye of Septemb. 1639 M'. Samuel! Newman 
sould vnto M'. Mather : all his Land in that portio of Land Called 
Dorchester necke which is the Deuisi5 belonginge to the house 
that Late was M'. Witchffeilds : beinge as is Recorded in the 36 
page of this booke : 3 acres 8 quart 20 rods. 

m^ That these 2 Last Records should haue beene placed the one 
in page 41 the other in page 44 had they not then beene Forgotten, 

21 10 mo: 1639. m* That the Daye aboue written Dauid 
Sellecke sould vnto M'. Th**. makepeace 16 acres of Land Lyeing 
and bounded accordinge to a deed bearemge Date with these 
p'sents. 

August the 26^ 1639. William Read hath sold vnto Thomas 

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Clarke bis Dwellinge house with the grounde behinde it which is 
4 acors and likewise 4 acors of comones at Squantum Decke ; 6 
acores 46 Rode at the necke of land a persell of medow 10 acors 
more or lese as the fence now standes by the necke of lande 3 
acors of grounde at the six acors lottes which were Ainciently 
John Millers : with all the Comines that belounges to mee and 
likewise the Comenes which belounges to John Millere lott beinge 6 
acores and 46 Rode of both in euery deuision and two acores of 
medow at the second fresh marsh. 

William W beades marke. 

[49.] The l" of February 1641 there was Chosen the 7 men 
whose names are vnder written to order the Affayres of the Plan- 
tation and to haue power according to the former order as was 
giuen to the 7 men then beeing 

Nathaniel Duncan 

Sargeant Atherton 

M^ Clarke 

Richard Collicot 

John Holland 

Roger Clap 

John Pierce. 
The same day the Elders M'. Stoughton and M'. Glouer are 
intrusted p' the towne to sett Tomsons Hand att a Rent for the best 
Benefitt of the schoole, 

Theise orders vnderwritten should haue been in order recorded 
aboue that which is aboue written as the dates Doe witnes but for 
some reasons it was otherwise. 

19 11 mo Anno Dm, 1640. It is ordered that, no p'son or 
p'sons that is not a Commoner within Dorchester shall Fell any 
tree or trees for Timber on penalty of 6' for euery tree so Felled to 
be Leuied by Distresse. 

It is ordered that hencefforth it shall not be LawfuU For any 
p'son or p'sons to Fell or take from the Comons in Dorches- 
ter as in their owne Comon Right or by waye of buyinge or 
purchase any Timber or Wood to sell or Carry out of Dorchester 
Plantatio into any other place to be im ployed, vsed or spent out 
of the Plantatio vnder the penalty for Euery tree or Tunn of Tim- 
ber he shall take and Carry thence 10* to be Leuied by Distressed 

Whereas there hath been and also is at this p'sent much wood 
Fit for Fewel lyeinge and rotinge up5 the Comons in Dorchester, 
to the Losse thereof and also to the p'uidce of the Pasture there 
and yet notwithstandinge there is much Fellinge of Timber and 
wood For Fewell and Fyreinge, it is thereffore ordered that hence 
Forth it shall not be Lawful ffor any p'rson to Fell any manner of 
wood vpon the Comons in Dorchester for Fewell or Fyreinge at any 
Tyme within the space of 12 monthes From the date of theise 
p^sents vnder the penalty of 6' for euery tree they shall Fell to be 
Leuied by distresse for the vse of the Towne. 

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Lotts lyeing and beinge within the Fence of the great Lotts and 
beare no share at the side nor End Fence that they shall From 
hence Forth be Lyable to beare theire p' portio in the Comon side 
Fence which those that haue beene burdened with it hitherto and 
that Bro. Holman & Colecot shall veiwe those Lotts and appoint 
them how much and where they shall make such Fence. 

And Further that all the Fences about the great Lotts shall 
sufficiently be made vp with good railes or Pailes well bound at 
or before the 20'** of this instant month at the Furthest upo paine 
of 2" for euery goad that is Faulty to be Leuied by Distresse and 
we appoint our brethren before named to veiwe them. 

It is ordered that all the Fences about the home Lotts shall 
sufficiently be made vp with good Railes or Pailes well bound be- 
fore the 20*** of this instant month vpo payne of 2' for euery goad 
that is Faulty and we appoint our .Brethren Richard Bar. 

Fawer. Tho. wiswall. Hope Foster to vewe them. 

[SO.] It is ordered that the great and Little neckes of Land 
shalbe kept Fast vntill the 23*^ of Aprill and that what soeuer 
Cattell shall be Found there at any before that Daye shall be im- 
pounded by any Freeman and the owner to paye 6* for the first 
Trespasse and xij*. for the 2** and to be Augmented and agravated 
accord inge to the offence from tyme to tyme to be Leaued by dis- 
tresse the one half e to the impounder and the other for the vse of 
the Towne. 

It. that whosoever shall Fell any of those trees now standinge 
behinde M'. Minott House marked with a great S being preserued 
for shade trees for Cattell in Sommer Tyme shall paye for 
Euery tree so Felled 10* to be Leuied by Distresse for the Townes 
vse: 

It is ordered that whosoever shall put any Cattell vpo the necke 
of Land this yeare 1641 : shall upo the 23*^ of Aprill next or vpo 
some daye after when they shall put such Cattell or horses or 
mares vpon the necke, giue in a note in writinge vnto Hopestill 
Foster appoynted to receaue them of the number of the heades 
they put in and what Land they put in for, and alsoe that H Foster 
shall haue power to keepe those notes and to giue publike notice 
vp5 some Lecture Daye that all the inhabitants that haue any 
Cattell horses or mares there male come at such tyme as shall be 
appointed them to Driue the necke and also to claim their owne 
Cattell to the intent that such as Are Delinquent Either in haueing 
more than their stint there or haueinge not giuen in their note 
accordinge to the p'misses male be Found out and whosoever shall 
oflfend in the p'misses shall paye 5' for Euery head in p'ticuler for 
the First offence to be Leuied by Destresse ffbr the vse of the Towne, 
and whosoever shall not come or sende accordinge to the publicke 
notice giuen shall haue his Cattel impounded and pay 2' 6^ for 
the First offence beside the Pound chardge to be Leuied by Dis- 
tresse for the vse of the Towne. 

It is ordered that all the inhabitants of Dorchester shall at or 
before the 22"* of this instant march sufficiently Ringe and yoke 
all their Hogges and other swine and that it shall be lawffull ffor 
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after the Daye afforesaid to take and to impound any such 
Hogges or other swine as he or they shall Find vpon the Comons 
of Dorchester vnringed or vnyoked from tyme to tyme and the 
owners to Paye for euery Hogge or other swine so impounded 
8** beside the pounde Chardge the one halflfe to the impounder 
and the other to the vse of the towne to be Leuied by Des- 
tresse p'vided that if there be any Liuinge neare vnto any 
Clam bankes where they would haue their hogges to Clam they 
shall Comitt them vnto the handes of a keep' to driue them to the 
banke and there attend them and to bringe them backe vnto their 
Coates or pounds where they keepe such swine and if any such 
swine be Found not vnder the hands of a keep' and vnringed 
and vnyoked shalbe Lyable vnto the penalty exp^ssed in the p*m- 
isses, the order of yoakinge to continte vntil Indian Haruest and 
ringinge, in regard of the sad experience we haue of the hurt is 
Done in and about the Towne and Like to be it is to continue all 
the yeare. * 

12 ofl mo, 1641, Itis ordered that Andrew Pitcher shall make 
18 Rod of a Crosse Fence that is to goe from the Riuer vpward : in 
Considerd of his Fence that he was to make for the Land giuen 
him and besides that soe much as Falls to him by reason of his Lot 
amonge the rest of his neighbours and to Doe it before the 16 of 
aprill next vp5 paine of 16* a rod for neglect, the head of the Longe 
side Fence to begin at the comer of the great Lotts and Allexan- 
der Bradfford to be the fiSrst. 

M'. Sumner 2 ) Wm Blake 4 

John Phillips 3 ) Ricd Leeds 5 

Tho : Millet 6 ) Andrew Pitcher 8 

John Smith 7 ) Jonas Humphrey 9 

nicho vpsal 10 ) [61.] Henry Waye 12 

Tho. Tileston 11 ) Aron Waye 13 

Braye wilkns 14. the fine is that euery 3 acres is to make 
2 Rods of fence also the marsh Land is to bee added to the vpland 
as Followes 

M'. Howard 4 acre M'. makepeace 4 : John Phillips 4 : all to be 
reckoned for 15 of vpland and so to beare Fence. 

It is ordered that they shall paye vnto them that haue set vp the 
Fence for so much as is to be paid For after 20*^ the rod for so we 
thinke such worke was worth when it was Done. 

Jo Holman ) are appointed 
Jo Pope j ouerseers. 

17 of ii mo. 1641. Itis ordered that the waye through the 
great Lots within Paile and without shall be cleared by the 22*** of 
the ii mo. 1641 vpon paine of 12* for euery tree that shall not be 
remoued beside the Cor* order in that case p'vided to be Leuied by 
Destresse. 

It that no p'son or p'sons whosoeuer shall send Forth any Cowes 
or other Cattell vnto the Cow walke or any p't thereof vnder the 
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cept the towne please to send Forth the heard) vpo paine of 2" for 
euery head that shall be so sent Forth ffor the First Trespafese and 
the 2^ to be agravated by the Dlscretio of the 7 men for the tyme 
beinge the penalty to be vnto any Free man that shall impound any 
Cattell offendinge against the p^misses : to be Leuied by Distresse. 

It is ordered that the Freemen of Dorchester From tyme to tyme 
yearely at the End of 6 months accordinge to a Former order shall 
Elect and choose their 7 men without delaye : and in case of De- 
ffault therein it shalbe Lawffull For the 7 men to giue in an accompt 
of their seruice and to Laye Downe their place. 

It. That the Bayliffe for the tyme beinge and so From tyme 
to tyme hereafter shall make speedy and Faithfull executi5 of all 
busnesses comitted to hiiii vpo paine of 10' to be forfeited For 
euery Trespasse and also shall giue in a Faithfull accompt vpo 
Demand vpon paine of the foresaid penalty to the vse of the towne. 

Whereas there are Diners that haue Lotts granted them in the 
3* Fresh marsh beyond m"^, Stoughtons Farme who now Desire to 
haue it Laid out ffor them it is ordered that it shalbe Done with 
what conuenience and expeditio it male and For that end we ap- 
point Bro. Holman and bro. Holland to Do it. 

9t7i of the First : 42 Wheareas wee haue hade suflSthente expery- 
ance of the hurte and damedge that hath bine to the hearde by 
Reason of the greatnes there of and the hurte that is done by steers 
and oxen to millch Cattle 

It is therefore ordered that there shall noe barren Cattle goe with 
the Cowes for this p'sente yeare excepte it bee younge hefferes 
which are like to take the Bull: and no other heard nor stray 
Cattle horse or mares shall goe within the Cow pastor vpon penalty 
of 2' for euery head so found to be leuied by destresse. 

It is ordered that noe Cattle shall goe in or vpon the Comons of 
Dorchester vntile the 15'^ day of the 2*^ mo : next : and that it 
shall bee lafuU for the Baylife or any freemen of the towne to take 
and Impound any such Cattle founde vpon the Comones before the 
day aforesaide and the owners to pay for euery heade soe Im- 
pounded 12^ the one halfe to go to the Impounder and the other 
halfe to the vse of the towne : this order to begine the 20'^ of this 
Instant. 

[62.] It is ordered that the Inhabutance of Dorchester shall 
suffecyently Ringe and youcke there swine at or before the 22*^ of 
this Instante : and that noe piges vnder a quorter old shall goe 
Abroad therefore it shall be law? uU for the Baylefe or any freemen 
of the towne After the day Afore saide to take and Impound any 
swine that shall bee founde defectiue heere in vpon the Comons of 
Dorchester and the owners to pay for euery swine S'^ besides the 
pound charges the on half to bee for the Impounder the other 
halfe to the towne to be leuied by destresse. this order of yoacke- 
inge to bee continued till Indean haruest bee ein. 

The order Abought Fenceinge is to Continue as it weare the last 
yeare those that are chosen to see the execttion of it are theies. 
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Bro : Gibson for the lottes behinde his house. 
Bro : Parnwortli for the feild behinde his house. 
Bro : Bates for the feild behinde his house. 
Bro: Backer for the feild by his house. 

The Order Abought the neeke to Continue in al thinges as it 
were the last yeare. 

The 15th of the first 1642. Agreed by A towne meetinge that 
Richard Hawes shuld haue one acere of grownde aded to his first 
deuision in the Cow wolke in consideration of on acore that were 
giuen him Aboue the bureinge place which hee is not to haue now. 

Agreed at the same meetinge that Brother Whight shuld haue 
one Acore aded to his First deuision in Consideration of on acore 
that he shuld A hade Aboue the bureinge Place which now he is 
not to haue. 

Agreed by a towne meeteinge Abought the 10"* mo 1641 that 
Thomas Clarke shuld haue eaight acors of ground laide out at the 
ends of his 8 acore lottes p'rouided that it may bee done with out 
any daraedge to the highway in Consideration of eaight acors of 
ground formerly giuen to Robart loucke whose Alottmentes he 
bought : the towne hath Apoynted to lay it out 
Thomas Jones ; Roger Clape 

Christopher gibson : nico : UpshaU 

Agreed In A towne meetinge that Thomas Clarke shall haue one 
acore quarter of ground aded to his first deuision in the Cow pas- 
ter in Consederation of A highway that leyes through his 8 acore 
lottes which were not Allowed for before. 

[53.] The 4th of the 2th 1642. Geoi^e Proctor is Chosen 
Balife for this p'sente yeare. 

Wheare as there are Diners cattle that are Vn Rulley not apt to 
bee pounded neither Can bee driuen by on man. It is therfor 
Ordered that any such Cattle Trancegresseinge Aganst any towne 
order that The Owneres thereof shall pay the Balife his dutyes 
Although the Cattle are not Impounded (prouided that the Balife 
goes and acquantes the Owneres at the time that they Trancegresse) 
but if the Owneres of the Cattle shall Refuse to pay the baylife : 
Then it shall be lawfuU for him to take one man or more as occa- 
tion may Requier to helpe him to driue thoes cattle to the pound 
and the Owners shall pay the fine and all the Charge of thoes men 
helpeinge of him and this to be leueyed by destrese. 

md That I John Wiswall of Dorchester haue sould vnto Chris- 
topher Gibson of the same towne 6 acres of medowe beyond na- 
ponset Lyeinge at the mouth of M'. Huchinso Creeke beinge the 
76 Lot as it is recorded Wm. Rockwell Lyinge on the one side and 
goodman Hatch on the other. 

p' me John wiswall 
24 of 3 mo 1642. 

Agreemente maide betwine John Pope and Christopher Gibson 
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of Christofer Gibson with in the pale Containeing ten acors more 
or lese : which lyes on the south side of the saide John Pope, with 
Ihe house wood and timber ; except some woode that is Cut out 
and some wood that lies in the boundes for the f eyor. 

And the said Christofer Gibson is to haue all John Popes pro- 
priety without the peale excepte Fourty Roodes Aioyneinge to the 
fence Containeing nineteene Acores and three quarters bee it more or 
lese which 40 roods hee is to haue for euer ; and the parsell of 
meddow at the est end of M^ Israeli Stoughtons Lott containeing 
one Acore more or les duering life of Christofer Gibson, the saide 
John. Pope is to haue the old wood that is downe or may be blowne 
downe Twenty Roodes from the fence and hee is to haue six years 
to take it Away in and he is to haue the goeinge of Six swine for 
six yeares after the 29''^ Septemb next 1 642 : for the afore said land. 

Memorand Christopher Gibson hath Exchanged with John Phil- 
lips the end of his great lott that lyeth without pale that lyeth to 
John Phillips great lots end that was Hatches for five accres that 
he hath from John Phillips in the necke of land 

the mrke of ^ John Phillips. 
Christop Gibson. 

7th of the 4th 1 642. Agreed at A to wne meeting that M' Olleuer 
shuld Rune A head loyne at the heade of brantree Boundes And 
then to Run the line vp in to the Countrey ffor the layinge out the 
new grante : there is Apyonted to goe with him Sergante Ather- 
ton : Bro : Wickes and Bro : Breake. 

Agreed at the same meetinge that in the layinge out of the 
necke of land they are to begine at the north side of the necke 
and lay that out First : namely of the north side of the way that is 
laide out : and when that is laide out ther to begine at the south side 
of the way and soe forward : that if any land be lef te it may ly at 
the fiithest poynt toward the Castle : and M'. Olleuer, Bro. Jones 
and Bro. Wickes are for to giue such Allowance for swampes as 
they in there wisdome shall think meete and firther it is Agreed 
that euery lott is to haue an equale p'porssion in the little necke ; 
namely A little lott as much as A greate, and are to be laide out 
accordinge to there lott in. the great : and are likewise to Begine 
on the north [side] . 

[64.] The 28^ of the First 1642. Agreed By a Towne Meet- 
inge that John Phillipes shuld haue one Acore of grounde in the 
Comones neare his Owne Lotte in Consideration thereof hee is 
willing to Allow A way of one Roode and halfe Broade throw his 
lotte from pine necke vp Into the woodes : 

The 18^ of the 5* mo: 1642, B}'^ a towne meeteinge. It is 
Ordered that all Oregenale lottes In the necke of Land shall haue 
their Voates Abought planteinge the Necke: & If any haue 
bought one : two or three more or les : they shall haue soe many 
Voates as they haue lottes. 

Whereas it were formerly Ordered that when the necke of Land 
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the minor parte shall fence Aganst the maior : It is now Firther 
Agreed that After the Voate is past if any of the minor will doe 
as the maior doth they may haue that liborty without mainetayne- 
inge any p'te of the fence with the minor : 

It were this day Voated whether the necke of land shold be 
planted or Fead : and there were sixty fine Voates for planteinge 
and Twenty eaight Voates for Feadinge. 

The 23^ of the S^ mo : 1642. ordered by the 7 men. 

In Regard it is Very P'beble that many of the bounde stake bee 
Twixte mens lottes may be put doune by Cattele In the diuissions 
In the Cowe pasture ; for the Avoyedinge therefore of f uter Truble 
It is ordered that all that haue lottes in the Cowe pasture shall 
vpon the First Fourth day of the Eaight month by nine of the 
Clocke in the morneing goe to his lott ; the first deuission First and 
soe to the seconde and thirde that soe men may together Agree 
About the makeinege shure the bounde stakes: and all such 
p'sones that neglecte the Comeinge accordinge to this order shall 
pay Two shillinges to be leueyed by destres : The one halfe to the 
vse of The Towne and the other halfe to thoes that doe justly 
suffer by ther not Comeinge. 

It is Ordered that noe Inhabitante of Dorchester shall mowe Any 
grase In the medowes that are still Coroones either salte or ffresh 
marsh before the Last of the Fith month : neither shall any haue 
Aboue on mower vpon A day one the Comones : and whosoever 
shall Offende here In shall pay Fiue shillings for euery dayes 
moweinge. 

Bro. Atherton andBro. Deyer are Apoynted to lay out on acor 
of Ground For John Capen which were granted to WUliarn Lane In 
the lew of the Calfes pasture. 

Bro : Holland and Bro : Gibson are Apoynted to lay out Two 
accores of ground at M^ Hakines necke For Thomas Clarke which 
were ginen unto Robarte Loke In the Booke : 

Bro : Gibson and Tho : Clarke are apoynted to lay out Foure 
accores of grounde at M^ Hakines necke ffor Bro : John Holland : 

[55.] The thirde of the sixt month 1642 there were Chosen 7 
men whose names are heare vnder wrighten : To Order the Affaires 
of the Plantation and to haue power acordinge to the former Order 
as was giuen to the 7 men then Beinge : 

M'. John Glouer : Bro : Gibson : 

Bro : Bricke : Bro : Upshall : 

Ensigne Holman : Thomas Clarke 

Bro : m'. Bates : 

The 18 of the 10 month 1642. Whereas it hath beene obserued 
diuerse tymes, in our general Towne meetinge, that som Confu- 
sion and disorder hath happened in the agitation of our publicke 
matters and plantation affaires, by reason that men haue used 
thire libertye to p' pound theere matters to the Plantation without 
any fore knoledge of the seauen men, and theere matters haue beene 
so followed that diuerse things haue beene spoken of and few 
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vpsterted whyles a former hath beene in hearinge and so much 
tyme spent and lytle worke don, and moreouer the spirits of som 
men trobled and offended by reason that thire matters Could not 
be hearde, it is thearefore ordered by the 7 men that al matters 
and questions which any man hath to be agitated and Petions to 
be answered by the Plantation shall first be brought to the 7 men 
or to som tow or more of them, and by them Consydered and 
orderly p^sented to the plantation who shal follow the busines, 
together with the Plantation, without any interruption, by any 
matters incerted, to the Conclusion and determynation theareof , 
except it be vnreasonably refused by the 7 men otherwyse 
euery person of ending against this order shal f orf eyt for the same 
syx pence for euery such offenc to be leuyed by distresse for the 
use of the towne. 

It is ordered that if any man haue in his hand any goods of his 
neybors, borrowed, found, or strayde, aboue the value of 6* 
wheareof heknoethnot the owner, he shal repaireto the Constable 
of the towne and giue him information theareof who is also 
heareby ordered to record the same in a booke kept of porpese, 
that so who shal haue any such goods missinge may repaire to the 
Constable to make inquyry who fynding the true owner the Con- 
stable shal giue order for the restoration theareof, and if it be 
kept aboue three weekes without such information giuen he shal be 
Counted an offender, and if the owner be not found he shal f orf eyt 
the same thing vnto the towne p'vyeded it be not aboue the value 
of 20-. 

Whearas it hath formerly beene ordered that al laborers and 
Teames should abate 3^ at the shilling of such wages as they 
formerly used to take which order [was] onely intended for summer 
labor. Now for the better vnderstandinge [66.] thearof and 
equality to be kept. It is ordered that from the 25 day of the first 
month to the 25 day of the eight month it shal not be lawful for 
Comon laborers as bowers Reapers taylors &c who weare used to 
take after 2' the day, to take aboue 28** a day and from the 25 
da}^ of the 8 month to the first day of the tenth month 15* a day 
and from the sayd first day of the tenth month vnto the first day of 
the twelf te month twelue pence the day and from the sayd first day 
of the twelfte month vnto the 15 day of the first month 25 a day and 
so an abatement to be made for al other laborers and teames also 
by lyke p'portion in al the sayde months, and that those that doe 
other mens work at thire owne houses shal abate by lyke p' portion 
also, and that al men Com in due tyme to thire labor vppon such 
penalty as the Court vppon inst Complaint made shal be 
pleased to infiyct. 

Dorchester 2 of 3 month 1642. Wee John Holman and John 
Holland beinge ordered to appoynt the lyinge of the lots granted 
in the hyest fresh marshe do hearby appoynt them to be layed out 
on this syde of the Riuer of Naponset towards Dedham, it beinge 
80 intended in the grant of them, and if theare be not enoughe on 
this syde then it to be layde out on the other syde. 
Witnes our hands John Holland. 

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It is agreed and barga3'iied betweene Christopher Gibson and 
Nicholas Vpsall as foloweth 

that the sayd Christopher Gibson shall hane hoald and enioy 
that 3 akers of meddow royninge to the new Creeke and now in 
his possession, be it more or lesse and for and duringe his natural 
lyf e and after the decease of the sayd Christopher Gibson then the 
sayd 3 ackers of medow shall be had held and inioyed by Nicholas 
Vpsall his heyres or assynes for euer. 

and the said Christopher Gibson hathe granted and bargayned 
with nicholas Vpsal that he the sayd Nicholas Vpsall shall from 
and after the decease of the sayd Christopher Gibson have hoald 
ocupy and enioy that great lot that was granted mathew Grant 
that was about 3 ackers within the fence of the great lots be it 
more or lesse, and also six ackers of land, in the neck of land, now 
in the occupation of the sayd Christopher Gibson and lying next to 
M' Hawkins lot to him selfe and to his heirs and assygnes for 
euer. 

[Here 4 pages (57-01) are gone (3 leares).] 

[61.] It is ordered the 20* of 3* m?. 1644 by the maior vote 
of the Towne that the Raters shall make a Bate of one hundred 
pounds towards the fortifications of Castle Hand and p'viding 
powder and shot, and other Implements for the great gunnes to 
be deliuered into the hands of Nathaniel Duncan and Humphrey 
Atherton Ovseers of the worke who are to bee accoumptable to 
the Towne of the disposing of that. 

Out of the same thirtie two shills : due to James Bourne to be 

The 26^. 3m\ 1644. It was ordered that M'. John Glou shall 
haue that vpland and meddow he desireth beeing, and lying to the 
brooke side at the higher end of the great playne beyond his farms, 
the sayd Jo : Glouer giuing vpland and meddow for the same to 
the vse of the Towne either out of his own p'prietie of the 3 divi- 
sions there, or out of the next land divisible, or elsewhere to the 
full value therof , according to the Judgement of Nathaniel Dun- 
can, Thomas Joanes, Willia Sumner, and Hopestill Foster, and 
Willia Blake or any fower of them. 

The 24'** of the 7'** moneth 1644 at a Towne meeting the 7 men 
vnderwritten were Chosen to order the Affairs of the Towne till 
the 1" of the 9'** moneth which shalbe in the year 1645 and to 
haue full power to make orders to bind the Towne as former 7 
men haue had except in giuing and disposing of lands, till other 
instructions bee giuen them by the Towne. 

M'. Glouer Natha. Duncan 

M'. Patten M'. Atherton 

M'. Haward M'. Joanes 

Tho: Wiswall 

this to new recorded in the new towne booke. 

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tenne akers of lane lying in the great necke in the further end of 
his lott togeither with the halfe of the way quantitie, and qualitie 
Considered lying next the mouth of the neck to haue and to hold 
to the foresayd Nicho : Butler and to his heirs, for eu and the 
aforesayd John Glouer doth accknowledge to haue reiceiued satis- 
faction for the aforesayd 10 akers of land and doth p' thes p'sents 
for him, his heirs executors and eiiry of them wairant the sayd 
land vnto the sayd Nicho : Butler fro all men Clayming by, and 
vnder him, that hee shall inioy the same peaceably foreu. 

Wittnesse his hand 

John Gloueb 

Nathaniel Duncan Senior sould vnto Anthony Gulliver the 1 5*^ 
of the 11*** moneth 1644 about 4 akers^ and half of land on Capt" 
neck which was belonging to M'. James Marshall of Exeter in old 
England and was late in the possession of Thomas Trobridge of 
which about two akers three quarters broken vp the Rest fey 
ground to haue and to hold to the sayd Antho : Gulliuer and to his 
heirs foreuer and the sayd Nath : Duncan doth p' these p'sents for 
him his heirs, executors and euy of them warrant the sayd land 
vnto the sayd Antho : Gulliuer fro all men Clayming it and that he 
may inioy that peaceably foreuer. 

Witness his hand 
Natha: Duncan. 

[62.] The 6* of the 11^ m" 1644. It is ordered that M'. 
Joanes, and George Weeks shall see the measuring of the 3* di- 
vision of the Cow pasture to make the Rate with the help of the 
measure and to Collect that, and to haue 2" a day for there paynes 
the measurer to haue 5' a day the sayd Collectors vpon any mans 
refusall of payment of his p'te to levie it p' distresse. 

It is ordered that there shalbe a vein taken of the best way for 
a Ferrey to bee setled to Brayntree, and those p'ts and to p'cure 
the sayd Ferrey from the Generall Court to the Townes disposall 
for euer. M^ Glouer, Nathaniel Duncan, and M^ Atherton desired 
to take the vein of the sayd Ferrey and to Consult with Braintree 
and Ingha men, and Waymouth about that which may bee the 
most Convenient place, and whither one or 2 f erreis, may bee best 
and to Informe the Towne a moneth before the next G: Court, 
what they haue done heerein. 

It is ordered that John Smith shall haue passede with Cart or 
Cattle through Edward Brecks meddow at the end of the great 
lotts fro the beach to his lott which was once Giles Gibbes. 

Whereas their haue bene diners orders made about felling of 
trees on the Commons It is now ordered that all such orders for- 
merly made shall bee Repealed except that agaynst felling of trees 
about the meeting house and the m'ke trees on the bounds, and 
the trees on the Rockie hill p' M^ Meinots, and M'. Holmans, Pro- 
vided also that none shall fell trees in the Commons to sell or Carry 
out of the Towne for any use on payne of f yue shillings for any 
tree so felled to be levied p' distresse to the vse of the Towne. 

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now of Boston sould vnto Tho. Wiswall of Dorchester a p'cell of 
Land estimated 3 acres and a J be it more or Lesse which Late 
was p*t of William Read his home Lott with one Barne and other 
thinges mentioned in a deed beareing date with thes Record. 

witnessed 
by JoHK Wiswall 
beinge moderator of the 
7 men 
Geo : Wkekes. 

[63.] It is agreed at a generall meetinge of the Towne the 
26* of the 12 m** 1644 for peace and loues sake that there shalbe 
a new meeting house built on M'. Hawards land in the most Con- 
venient place betwixt M'. Stoughtons garden and his bame and 
this agreement to stand firme except any Considerable number of 
such as are absent fro this meeting shall giue any satisfactory rea- 
sons vnto the 7 men within 14 dayes for any other alteration of the 
place. 

Upon a generall and lawfuU warning of all the Inhabitants the 
14**^ of the l"* moneth 1645 these rules and orders following 
p'sented to to the Towne Concerning the Schoole of Dorchester 
are Confirmed by the maior p*te of the Inhabitants then p'sent. 

First It is ordered that three able, and suflScient men of the 
Plantation shalbe Chosou to bee wardens or ouseers of the 
Schoole aboue mentioned who shall haue the Charge ousight and 
ordering thereof and of all things Concemeing the same in such 
manner as is hereafter expressed and shall Continue in their office 
and place for Terme of their lines respectiuely, vnlesse by reason 
of any of them Remouing his habitation out of the Towne, or for 
any other weightie reason the Inhabitants shall see cause to Elect 
or Chuse others in their roome in which cases and vpon the death 
of any of the sayd wardens the Inhabitants shall make a new 
Election and choice of others. 

And M^ Haward, Deacon Wiswall, M'. Atherton are elected to 
bee the first wardens or oiiseers. 

Secondly, the said Wardens shall haue full power to dispose of 
the Schoole stock whither the same bee in land or otherwyse, both 
such as is already in beeing and such as may by any good meanes 
heereafter be added: and shall Collect and Receiue the Rents, 
Issues and p'fitts arising and grovdng of and from the sayd stock, 
And the sayd rents Issues and p'fits shall imploy and lay out only 
for the best behoof, and advantadge of the sayd Schoole ; and the 
furtherance of learning thereby, and shall giue a f aythfull and true 
accoumpt of there receipts and disbursements so often as the.v 
shalbee thervnto required by the Inhabitants or the maior p'te of 
them. 

Thirdly the sayd Wardens shall take care, and doe there vtmost 
and best endeavor that the sayd Schoole may fro tyme to tyme bee. 
supplied with an able and suflHcient Schoolemaster who neiithelesse 
is not to be admitted into the place of Schoolem' without the 
Generall cosent of the Inhabitants or the maior p'te of them. 

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Schoolem' — so p'vided and admitted, as aforesayd the wardens 
shall fio tyme to tyme pay or cause to be payd vnto the sayd 
Schoolem' such wages out of the Rents, Issues and p'fitts of tiie 
Schoole stocke as shall of right Come due to be payd. 

Fiuethly the sayd wardens shall from tyme to tyme see that the 
Schoole howse bee kept in good, and sufl3cient repayre^the Chargs 
of which reparacion shalbe defrayed and payd out of such rents, 
Issues and p'fitts of the Schoole stock, if there be sufl3cient, or 
else of such rents as shall arise and grow in the time of the vacancy 
of the Schoolein'" — if there bee any such and in defect of such 
vacancy the wardens shall repayre to the 7 men of the Towne for 
the tyme beeing who shall haue power to taxe the Towne with such 
some, or sommes as shalbe requisite for for the repay ring of the 
Schoole howse as aforesayd. 

[64.] Sixthly the sayd Wardens shall take Care that eiiy yeere 
at or before the end of the 9*** moneth their bee brought to the 
Schoolehowse 12 suflBcient Cart, or wayne loads of wood for fewell, 
to be for the vse of the Schoole master and the Scholleis in winter 
the Cost and Chargs of which sayd wood to bee borne by the Schollers 
for the tyme beeing who shalbe taxed for the purpose at the discre- 
tion of the sayd Wardens. 

Lastly the sayd Wardens shall take care that the Schoolem'' for 
the tyme beeing doe faythfuUy p* forme his dutye in his place, as 
schoolm" ought to doe as well in other things as in these which 
are hereafter expressed, viz. 

First that the Schoolem' shall diligently attend his Schoole and 
doe his vtmost indeavor for Benefitting his Schollers according to 
his best discretion without vnnecessaryly absenting himself to the 
p'iudice of his schollers, and hindering there learning. 

2^y that from the begiiiing of the first moneth vntill the end of 
the 7*^ he shall eiiy day begin to teach at seaven of the Clock in 
the morning and dismisse his schollers at fyue in the afternoone. 
And for the other fine moneths that is from the beginning of the 
8*^ moneth vntill the end of the 12*** moth he shall eiiy day beginn 
at 8*^ of the Clock in the morning and [end] at 4 in the afternoone. 

3*y eiiy day in the yeere the vsuall tyme of dismissing at noone 
shalbe at II and to beginn agayne at one except that 

4^y eiiery second day in the weeke he shall call his schollers 
togeither betweene 12 and one of the Clock to examin them what 
they haua.learaed on the saboath day p'^ceding at which tyme also 
he shall^take notice of any misdemeanor or disorder that any of 
his skollers shall haue Committed on the saboath to the end that at 
somme convenient tyme due Admonition, and Correction ma}'^ bee 
admistred by him according as the nature, and qualitie of the 
offence shall require at which sayd examination any of tlie elders 
or other Inhabitants that please may bee p'sent to behold his relig- 
ious care herein and to giue there Countenance, and ap'pbation of 
the same. 

5^y hee shall equally and impartially receitie, and instruct such 
as shalbe sent and Comitted to him for that end whither their 
parents bee poore or rich not refusing any who haue Right and 
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6^^ such as shalbe Comitted to him he shall diligently instrnct as 
they shalbe able to learne both in humane learning, and good 
litterature, and likewyse in poynt of good manners, and dutif ull 
behauiour towards all specially their snp*iors as they shall haue oca- 
sion to bee in their p'sence whether by meeting them in the streete 
or other wyse. 

7*^ euy 6 day of the weeke at 2 of the Clock in the afternoone hee 
shall Chatechise his schollers in the principles of Christian religion, 
either in some Chatechism which the Wardens shall p'vide, and 
p'^esent or in defect thereof in some other. 

8^^ And because all mans indeavors without the blessing of God 
must needs bee fruitlesse and vnsuccessfuU theirfore It is to be a 
cheif p'te of the schoolem" religious care to Cornend his schollers 
and his labours amongst them vnto God by prayer, morning and 
euening, taking Care that his schollers doe reuendly attend during 
the same. 

9^^ And because the Rodd of Correction is an ordinance of God 
necessary sometymes to bee dispenced vnto Children but such as 
may easily be abused by oumuch seuitie and rigour on the one 
hand, or by oil much indulgence and lenitye on the other It is 
therefore ordered and agreed that the schoolemaster for the tyme 
beeing shall haue full power to minister Correction to all or any of 
his schollers without respect of p'sons according as the nature and 
qualitie of the offence shall require whereto, all his schollers must 
bee duely subiect and no parent or other of the Inhabitants shall 
hinder or goe about to hinder the master therein. Neuthelesse if 
any parent or others shall think their is iust cause of Complaynt 
agaynst the master for to much seiiitye, such shall haue liberty 
freindly and louingly to expostulate [65.] with the master about 
the same, and if they shall not attayne to satisfaction the matter 
is then to bee referred to the wardens who shall imp'tially Judge 
betwixt the master and such Complaynants. And if it shall 
appeare to them that any parent shall make causlesse Complaynts 
agaynst the m"^. in this behalf and shall p'sist and Continue so doe- 
ing in such case the Wardens shall haue power to discharge the 
m"" of the care, and Charge of the Children of such parents. But if 
the thing Complayned of bee true and that the m'. haue indeed bene 
guiltie of ministring excessiue Correction, and shall appeare to 
them to Continue therein, notwithstanding that they haue advised 
him otherwise, in such case as also in the case of to much lenitye ; 
or any other great neglect of dutye in his place, p'sisted in It 
shalbe in the power of the Wardens to call the Inhabitants together 
to Consider whither it were not meet to discharge the m"^ of his 
place that so somme other more desirable may be p'vided 

And because it is difl3cult if not Impossible to give p'ticular rules 
that shall reach all cases which may fall out, therefore for a Con- 
clusion Jt is ordered, and agreed, in Generall, that where p'ticular 
rules are wanting there It shalbe a p'te of the office and dutye of 
the Wardens to order and dispose of all things that Concerne the 
schoole, in such sort as in their wisedom and discretion they shall 
Judge most Conducible for the glory of God, and the trayning vp 
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and these orders to be Continued till the maior p'te of the Towne 
shall see cause to alter an}' p*te thereof. 

Upon a generall and lawfuU warning of all the inhabitants the 
14' of the first m® 1645 the rules and orders aboue written p'sented 
to the Towne Concerning the schoole of Dorchester are Confirmed 
p' the maior p'te of the Inhabitants. 

Deacon Wiswol — 1 , , 

Humphrey Atherton- ^^^'^^ "^^^^^ 
W. Haward — ) ^^^ ^^^ Bclioole. 

It is ordered the same day that a rate of 250^* shalbe made for 
the building of a new meeting howse and the Raters Chosen are 
Edward Breck. WRlia Blake. 

Willia Sumner. Roger Clap. 

Thomas Wiswol. 

The oiiseers of the worke in building the meeting howse who are 
to agree with the workmen Receiue the Rates and pay them and to 
agree with M^ Haward about the plot of land where the sayd 
meeting howse must bee sett. 

M'. Glouer. Deacon Wiswol. 

Natha : Duncon. Deacon Clap. 

M^ Atherton. M'. Haward. 

M'^. Joanes. 

[66.] Dec: 17. 1645. Memorand there was given to Edward 
Brecke (by the hands of most of the inhabitants of this towne) 
smelt brooke Creeke one the Condicion that he doe sett a mill there. 

The 7 men chosen the 2* day of the 10*^ month for the yeare 
following 

M' Gloouer John Holland 

M' Jones Edward Clapp 

Edward Breck Will : Clarke 
John Wiswall 

Januari 19^ 1646, It is agred and voted, that for the Seating 
of the meeting house in Dorchester, and for the making of the wales 
warme and Decent within and without, the p'f orming of what is 
requisite for the finishing of the house in such sort as the Seven men 
shall in there Discreation thinke meet, there shalbe a rate laid vpon 
the Plantation for the accomplishm' of the same. 

Memorand. that 40" is granted to be Levied for the vses a boue 
said, to be gathered by Distress. 

It is granted by the plantation that Jonas Humfrayes shall haue 
an acre of Land (which was granted him to haue had elsewhere) at 
Squantums neck and recompenc for a way laid oii his land in the 
great lotts Containing 45 rodds. 

It is granted by the plantation that John Holland shall haue 
Sattisfactio for a sixe acar lott which hee purchessed of Thomas 
Rawlins. 

M** that the twentieth daye of the eight m5 in the year 1646 
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Wiswall of Dorchester in N: E. afforsaid all his Lott and Accom- 
modations in Dorchester afforsaid with all the priuiledges and Lib« 
erties therevnto belonging accordinge to their bounds and demes- 
sions as they are exp'^ssed in an Indenture beareinge Date with 
this Record : 

Witnessed 

By John Wiswall beinge 
moderator of 7 men 

Geo: Weekes. 

[67*3 [This paragraph on page 67 was crossed out on the original.] 

This should have been Recorded in yeare 1644. 

It is order** accordingly by the select men appointed that Joha 
Phillips, Willi. Blake, Edw Brecke, shall Laye out a waye from the 
Towne of Dorchester vnto the Pynne necke now in the occupatio of 
John Greennwaye or his Assignes which partyes aboue named haue 
done it as it is now Recorded : viz that whereas vpon Record in 
page 54 it appeares that sattisfactio was giuen vnto John Phillips 
for a waye from the Comons to Pine necke we find it most conuen- 
ient that he passe vpon that waye and at the end at John Phillips 
land to enter vpo M'. minots and goody Bradford land passinge 
alonge betweene them two vntil he come to the Lower end of the 
ffeild vnto the marsh and then to tume vpon the Left hand vpo the 
vpland vntill he come vnto goody Bradfford marsh and there to 
have 2 goads broad vnto the bridge and after that also 2 goad 
broad tUl vnto the pine necke. 

William Blake Edward Brecke John Phillips beinge by the select 
men of Dorchester ordered to Laye out a waye from the house of 
John hill in the great Lotts vnto Rob. Pears house on the pyno 
necke : Doe make their Returne as followes viz that the waye affore- 
said Runnes vpo a streight L3^ne on the north side of the Lot that . 
Late was John Phillips vntill it come to the easte end of the great 
Lotts and^oe it goes on in a streight Line vpo the south side of 
the Land that Allexander Bradfford vntill it Come to the marsh and 
then it turnes vp5 the said Land by the marsh side vntill it Comes 
to the meadowe that was the said Alexanders and so to Runne in 
a streight line vnto the pyne : and all alonge to be a Rod and a 
halfe broad : 

Theise are to testifie to whom it male Concerne that John Ginjion 
hathe bought of Anthony Gullifford of Dorchester Foure acres and 
halfe of Land Lyeinge on Captaines necke in dorchester which the 
Forsaid Anthony bought of M'. nathaniei Duncan Late of Dor- 
chester : for the Consideratio of thirteene ♦ ♦ ♦ 

[68,] the : 8 {3) 48 A of Roxbury selectmen being with us : 
vpo the Former disagreements : : they 

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DOECHESTEE ToWN ReCOEDS. 59 

DedHam Towne. 

Loueinge neighbors whereas we vnderstand that you haue vn- 
awares tresspassed vpo a swamp Lyeinge within our bounds con- 
trarie vnto a cort order and that you wishe it maie not be ofFensiue 
vntx) vs and for that end you p'pose vnto vs that you might giue 
some neighbourly consideratio for that which is ffallen because it 
now Lyes vp5 spoyle and you haue bestowed some Labour on, theise 
are to signitie vnto you that we Looke vpo what is Done with as 
much neighbourly patience as we can and are willinge to correspond 
with 30U vpo f aire tearmes for which end if you please to beare the 
chardge of 2 whom we shall send in our steed to consider what you 
haue Done and to agree with you vpo neighbourly tearmes about 
it, therefore if you please to appoint the tyme and send vs word at 
2 Dayes notice we purpose to attend you in it and in the meane 
tyme we wishe you to trespasse no further vp5 vs and either in Re- 
moueing any ffallen or ffellinge any more : 
so we Rest your Loueinge neighbours in the name and with the 

consent of the 7 men 

Dor : 13 9 48 

13 9 48 to p'pose about the Rate of captaine Danfforth, 

6 Rod for Richard waye and william Ireland p'pose a plot of 

Land for Barne reed, Demand accompt of 48" from bro smith : 
the Fynes in great Lotts about fence : ami breach of order, viz : 

vnseasonable put in notece 
We agree that 9* p' goad be Demanded : and taken of all that pay 

,willingely but if any put vs to Distrayne they must paye whole and 

such chardges as arise there about. 

Looke to nicholas Butler about 9 cattell vpo great necke contrarie 

to order : 12* p. head : 

Balifie to Demand for wm Salsbury of Elder minot : for cattell 

at pond : 

sister george accepts 4' 6* of Bro Twichell 13 (9 :) 48 : 
Reconed with sister George and Due to her 1 — 12 — 2 : 
Looke about Deiiisio of Squantum the como Land 
p'pose Reveiw that 3 Deusions the bounds of them consider 

the rent of cow walke : 

[69.] wheras Captain Atherton Thomas wiswall and Joseph 
Farnworth were appointed by the select men of dorchester to lay out 
a towne way by willyam blakes toward the fresh marsh and the three 
deuissions ; which way Is thus appointed to run from the corner of 
willyam blakes garden to a stump on the side of stony hill and soe 
to a tree In the bottom and soe allong to a rock in M'. Jones lott 
the way lying on the left hand going in the old way vnto a stony 
ually and soe to a tree where are 4 stones laid and soe allong unto 
the body of the fresh marshes leaning the old way on the left hand 
this way was laid out the 9 : of the 10 : month 1650 : 

HuMPHEAY Atherton. 

Joseph Farnworth. 

Thomas wiswall. 
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60 City Document No. 9. 

[71.] Dorchester the 8 of the i mo : 52 It is covenanted and 
agreed by and betweene the select men of this towne for 3 o' 5 
yeis and Robi Stanton of the same towne : That the said Bobt 
Stanton shall and will from the 8^ of the 3 moneth next in- 
sueing vntill the 8 day of the 8 moneth following keepe all such 
oxen or steeres or fating cows from yew to Cow for 3 or 5 yers 
in a heard as shall at their first going forth be delived unto him 
for that inde, by aney of the inhabitants of the said towne, and 
none of other townes to be received or kept with them'; their 
walke or place of feeding to be on the further side of the river 
Norponsit, and aboue or beyound the Cow-walke of dorchester, and 
not suffered to goe amonge the cowes. and also the said Robt 
Stanton doth covenant to and with the said select men to goe forth 
with the said Oxen and steeres halfe an hower by sonne, and bringe 
them to their appointed place or pen so called about sonne sittinge 
euy night, that so the owners may haiie them there if they please 
to send for them, either in the eveninge, or in the morninge before 
the said tyme of their goeing forth, and not be dissapointed when 
they haiie vrgent occasions to vse them, and to make the pen 
sufficient for largnesse of ground that so the Oxen or Steeres may 
be the lesse injurious or hurtfuU one vnto an other, as also suffi- 
cient in point of fence, and for his faithfuUness and care herein 
he the said Robt Stanton is to haue twoe shillinges a head to be 
paid at two paym*' the one halfe within one month after they be put 
to him and the other halfe at the end of September foUowinge. 

the marke of Robert Stanton 

in the name of the Select 

Humphrey Atharton: 

Dorchester the 8 of the i mo : 52 It is ordered by the Select men 
of the sayd towne for this p'sent yeare, as also covenanted and 
agreed by and betweene them for and in the behalfe of the said 
towne. 

And Steven Hopinges and Nicolas Greorge both of the same 
towne : That the said Steuen Ilopinges and Nicolas George shall 
and will keepe the cowes and heffers that shalbe Commyted vnto 
to them this p*sent yeare in the ordinary Cowpaster or Cow walke 
after the vsuall manii from the 18"* day of the second moneth 
next insueing vntill the 28 of the 8 moneth folliwinge ; The said 
keepers one of them to blowe their home at or about halfe an 
hower by sonne in the morneinge at the meetinge howse and so 
along the towne vntill he com to John Minots, and eiiy man on 
the north side of the towne to bringe their cowes before the meet- 
ing howse within halfe an hour after the borne is their blowed. 
And that keeper their to take them at the same tyme, the other 
keeper at or about the same tyme to goe vp to the buring place 
and take the cowes (and such other Cattell not p'hibited) that are 
their left for them aney wheare about the Commons betwen Austyn 
Clemans lote which was M'. Makpease, and the said Buringe 
place, so that both keepers may meete on the rockey hill, or at the 
gate by John Minots to goe forth with the whole heard and not to 
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and the halfe after the sonne Riseing and bring those cowes that 
belong to the back side of the Towne, agayne to Law®* Smiths 
barne- and if any be lost in the woodes they shall doe their indea- 
vour to looke them vp. 

And for their faithfulnesse and care herein The said Steven 
Hopinges and Nicolas George is to haue thirtie poundes to bee 
[72.] proportioned with the bull money vpon so maney Cattell as 
are put to heard or goeing vpon the Comons or Cow walke afore- 
said, one thurd thereof to be paid them at or about the begin ninge 
or first putting forth, an other thurd at halfe the tyme, the re- 
may nder at the end of the sayd tyme. 

Humphrey Atharton 
RoBT. Howari> in the name 
of the rest of the select men 
The marke of 
Steven H Hoppinges 
The marke of 
Nicholas X Jorge 

To all Christian people vnto whome this p'sents shall come 
greeting Know ye that I Nicholas Butler haue deputed and or- 
dayned my welbeloved sonne John Butler to be my lawf uU Attur- 
ny and in my stead to by and to sell to take and to pay and to 
sew at the law to recover Debtes and make discharges and to act 
in all lawfuU actions in as full and ample mann' as I my selfe cold 
doe as well in matter of sale of land as in aney thinge else. 

Witnesse my hand and scale dated this 15*** of the 8 mo : 6i 
Signed sealed and deliiied in the p'sents of vs ) Ni : Butler 
Thomas Mathew senior Phillip Tabor J 

Entered the 27 of December 165i by Willm AspinwaJl Notarius 
Publ. as also amongst these records p' m®. 

RoBT. Howard Record' 

Dorchester this 28 day of the % : mo : 53 It is covenanted and 
agreed by and betweene the Select men of the said towne for this 
p*sent yeare for and in the behalf e of the said towne, And 
Clement Topley and Beniamyn Bates both of Dorchester That 
the said Clement and Beniamyn shall and will keepe the cowes 
and heffers that shalbe comitted vnto them this p'sent yeare 
in the ordinary Cowpastuer or Cow walke after the vsuall mann 
from the 15 day of the second moneth next insueing vntill the 
28 day of the eight moneth following. The said keepers one of 
them to blow their borne at or before halfe an hower by 
sonne in the morneing at the meeting howse and so along theP 
town vntill he com to John Minots and euy man on the north 
side of the towne to bring their cowes before the meeting howse 
within halfe an hower after the home is their bio wed. 

And that keeper there to take them at the same tyme, the other 
keeper at or abought the same tyme to goe vp to the burying place 
and take the Cowes and such other cattell not p'hibited that ar 
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62 CiTT Document No. 9. 

Augustin Clements lote which was M'. Makpeace and the said 
baring place so that both keepers may meete on the Rockey hill 
or at the gat by John Minots to goe forth with the whole heard 
and not to stay beyound their appointed tyme of goeing forth 
Vidclt one bower and half e after the sonne riseing. And bring 
those cowes that belong to the back side of the towne agayne to 
Lawrance Smith barne. And if aney be lost in the woodes [73.] 
they shall p'sently goe backe and seeke them and if they cannot 
find them that night, they shall one of them seek for them the next 
day and so after vntiil they find them p'vided the owner of the 
cattell put a sufficient man to keep the cow heard while the sayd 
keeper seeke them. And for their faithfuUnesse and care herein 
The said Clement Toply and Beniamyn Bates — is to haue — 
thirty poundiBS to bee p'portioned with the Bull money vpon so 
maney Cattell as ar put to heard on goeing vpon the Coraons or 
Cowe walke aforesaid, one thurd thereof to be paid them at or* 
abought the beginiug or first putting forth, on other thurd at halfe 
the tyme the remaynder at the end of the sayd tyme. 

Clement ^ 

BeS^ [herdsmen. 
Bates J 

Robert Howard in the name of 
the rest of the Select men. 

Dorchester the 26 of tlm second mo : 63. It is covenanted and 
agreed by and betweene the Select men of this towne for this 
p'sent yeare and Antoney Newton and Willm Solsbury of the 
same towne that the said Antoney Newton and Willm Solsbury 
shall and will from the 9 of the 3 moneth next insueing vntiU 
the 27 or 28 day of 7 moneth following keepe all such oxon 
or steeres in a heard as shall at their first goeing forth be 
Deliued vnto them for that inde by any of the inhabitants of the 
said towne and none of other townes to be received or kept with 
them without leeve or ly sense froba the said towne first had and 
obtayned, Their walke or place of feeding to be on the further side 
of the river Norponsit and aboue or beyound the Cow walke of 
Dorchester and not suffered to goe among the Cowes. And also 
the said Antoney Newton and Willm. Solsbury doth covenant to 
and with the said Selectmen to goe forth with the said Oxon and 
Steeres halfe an hower by sonn, and bring them to their appointed 
place or pen so called abought sonn sitting eiiy night, that so the 
owners may haue them their if they please to send for them, either 
in the eveneing or in the morneing before the said tyme of their 
goeing forth, and not be dissapointed when they have vrgent occa- 
sion to vse them. And to make the pen sufficient for largnesse 
of ground that so the Oxon or Steeres may be the lesse iniurious 
or hurtfuU one vnto an other, as also sufficient in point of fence 
and for their faithfulnesse and care herein they the said Antoney 
and Willm is to haue twoe shillinges a head to be paid at two 
paym** the one halfe within one moneth after they be put to them 
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convenient place in towne where they doe appoint but if in case 
they be driven to com for their pay then they are allowed to re- 
ceive two shillings and two pence a head. 

William Salsbor * * 
RoBT Howard in the name 
of the rest of the select men. 
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[76.] Dorchester the 30 of the 3 mo. 52: It is voted that 
M'. Mather shall haue one hundered pounds allowed vnto him 
for this p*sent yeare insueinge to be p'portioned by a towne rater 
and the Decons to ioyne with the raters in p'portioning. 

It is voted the day and yeare abouesaid that Captayne Humf ery 
Artherton shall haue a p'cell of ground on the Cpmons neere John 
Kinslyes to set a house on for a sop howse. 

Upon the 28 of the 9 mo : 53 it was voted by the Fremen of Dor- 
chester at a publike meeting that Henry Cundlife should gather in 
by distresse or otherwise divers rates yet vnpaid by seuall p'sons 
in seuall yeares already past Dve vnto the ministerie according to 
severall bills to be Deliiied vnto him by the Deacons or Select 
men, and to inable him theirvnto doe by the ensueing warrant vnder 
theire hand the day abouesaid authorise him. 

To Henry Cundlife : you are hereby willed and required to aske 
and receive of the severall p'sons p'sented to you such sume or 
sumes as you shall find them charged withall and vpon their 
default of paym' vpon Demaund these p'sents shall inable you 
to distrayne and make sale according vnto order of Court in like 
causes ; and the sume or sumes so gathered to deM vpon accompt 
vnto the Deacons who shall give you a discharge according to 
what you deliu vnto them for the vse aboue said ; which receipts 
vnder their handes shalbe accepted as a true returne theirof , which 
we will you not to f aile vpon your perrill at or before the first of 
the last mo : 53. 

RoBT Howard in the name 
of the Fremen as being by vote 
willed and required theirvnto. 

It is voted the said 28 day of the 9 mo. 63 that our Teacher M'. 
Mather shall haue a hunderid pounds for this yeare and that the 
Deacons shall ioyne with the raters now chosen to p'portion eury 
man according to the rule of proportion. 

The said 28 day of tiie 9 mo. 53 brother John Smith is chosen 
by a publike vote to repare the meeting howse with groun sells 
Daubing clabbord and [77.] glasse abought the windows and 
otherwise as he shall thinke fit, vnto which he the said John 
Smith, -being p'sent frely consentid. 

Test Rob"'. Howard Record' 

This is a postscript entered vnder the aforesaid warrant from 
the towne vnto Henry Cunlefe Dated the 28 of the 9 mo : 53. as 
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Dorchester the 14 of the 12 mo. 53. Whereas their is a question 
whether the power of Henry Cunlife bailife in acting accordinge to 
the aboue said warrant is not endid. We the said Inhabitants Doe 
by a publike rate will and requier him the said bailife to goe 
on in acting according to the said warrant vntill all arrerages 
be brought in according to the intent of the said warrant. 

EoB^ Howard in the name 
of the rest of the Fre men as 
aforesaid. 

fH there was given to Bastiane Eeane by the Towne a parcell of 
Land one the Rockey hill from his garden to the Greete Rocke 
Contayning about 13*** rods this 19 of : 7 : mo. 1655. 

fSi there was giuen by the Towne to Richard Danes 4 feete of 
Land with out his garden Rayles by the water or bridge by George 
Procters Close: for the addicon of his shop for his more Con- 
veniencie this : 22,^ day of the : 7 : mo : 1655. 

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[79.] Dorchester the: 12: of 10: m^ 63: Whareas it hath 
been found by sad experience that much hurt and Damage hath 
been done in Corne feilds and one greate cause is Insufitient 
fence and allso the Generall Court e hauing imposed vppon the 
Selectmen the Care to make orders for the repairing of fences in 
the severall townes as in an order of the 30"* of Angus 53 : 
doth appeare : it is therefore ordered by the Selectmen that all 
fences in p'ticuler and comon come feilds except farmes of aboue 
an 1.00 Acres shalbe suflatiently fence att or before the 25* of 
March next with Rayles pales or other good suffitient fence which 
shall be 4 foot high at the Least and so close as Swine cannot get 
through or as the Veiwers shall Judge And what p'sons in this 
Towne shall haue any Defectiue Fence after the Day aboue said he 
shall forfeit 2" 6^ p' rod besides paying Damage ; and so p'portion- 
able for a greater or lesser quanty which fence shall be good and 
sound as the Veiwers shall Judge and if any one shall neglect the 
repayre of his fence aboue said he shall forfiet for every weeks 
neglect 2* 6** beside paying Damage after dew notes giuen them 
by the veiwers : All which said penaltyes to be taken by Dis- 
trayne or otherwise one thierd part to the Bay life the other to the 
vse of the Towne. 

mad by the Selectmen. . 

This aboue written order is to continue in force vntill the towne 
se cause to repeale it : Dated the 8:1: 1657 or 1658. 

It is ordered by the select men the 12(1) 1659 : or 1660 : that 
noe stoone wall shall be Counted sufficient fence vnlesse ther be a 
raile put into a Cruch or post put upon the wall. 

Whereas an order of Court appoints the Selectmen of every 
Towne that they should appoint two or more of their Inhabitants 
to veiw the Fence of every Cornefeild within their Towne. 

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for rcpayreing and mayntaing of sufficient feence to each feild 
within there Towne : 

Wee therefore the Selectmen of Dorchester do order and appoint 
that you whose names are hereafter expressed to be the severall 
veiwers of each feild shall carefully veiw all and each mans fence 
and every parte thereof. And soe that it be according to the order 
of the Selectmen baring date the 12 day of the lO*'* mo. 63 : And 
if any mans fence be vnsufficient you are then required forthwith 
to giue notes to him who shall forth with repayre the same and 
further you are required who are the severall veiwers of each feild 
to make retume to the Selectmen or some of them of all such 
p'sons as are defectiue in ther fences according to the order before 
expressed one the first day of the 2 mo. next vppon penaltie of 
2' 6*^ for each veiwers neglect. 

You are also to veiw the fence once in each month vntell the 
tenth of the 8 month next and to make return within one week 
after you haue Giuen notes to the owners of his defect. If it be 
not repayred within that weeke vppon the penalty before expressed. 
And further if any p'son shall enforme you or any of you of any 
defectiue fence att any tyme you shall forthwith goe and veiw it 
and make retume as aforsaid vppon the penalty aforesaid. This 
12*** of the 10 m. 53 by the Selectmen for this yeare 

This aboue writen order is to continue in force vntill the towne 
8e cause to repeale it. 

Dated the 18: 1: 165J, 

8 

^ [Att a meeting of the select men 12 ( l"*) 166| it is ordered that 
all defects in fences that are Less then one rodd shall pay 12** for 
euery defect, and 12** p' rodd for all aboue one rodd, and 12** p' 
weeke for eury weekes defect beside what damages may Arise and 
it is alsoe ordered thatt all stone wall off f oure foot high shall bee 
accounted sufficient fence without a rayle aboue itt. 

this order to bee obserued from the first of aprill till the lO*'* of 
October next, for all comon feilds and then to be cleard or run 
the aduenture of damadg that may arise for this j'ear Insuing or 
till the select men doe take further order.] 

[80.] Dorchester this 13^ of 12 : mo. 53 Forasmuch as 
Rituousnes amongst men is not only the Comandement of god 
but the way to Continew Loue and peace amongst men and sad 
Complaynts being made to vs of vniust practises of Divers in 
this Towne who distroy mens Corne and Grasse by puting in or 
at lest suflring there Cattell to feed one other mens Corne and 
meadow : for the prevention of which is ordered by the Select men 
of this Towne as followeth. 

1 . That every,man shall f ech or cause to be f eched out his owne 
bease or any that hee hath vniier his charge Whether Sheepe, 
Ruther Cattell Horses and Swine out of all comon Corne feilds 
meadow and pasture within this Towne of Dorchester one the first 

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66 City Document No, 9. 

2 day of the 2 mo next and soe from time to time, yppon the 
penantie of 2* the head for every beaste not f eched out one that 
day : to be payde by the owner of saeh Beast yppon demande to 
homesoever shall finde and f ett out any such beastes aforesa} d and 
if he that ownes the beast or bestes shall refuse to pay yppon de- 
mand the Baylife shall take it by distres. 

2. That the yeiwers of every feild shall not only see the fences 
to be good accordii^ to that order made in the 12 of the 10 mo. 53 
but allso that saeh Gates and fences which ar Comon to the vse of 
any feild shall be sufficiently made before the day aboue expressed : 
with gates and if they be not made before the day of Clering 
f eilds, then the veiwers shall forth with make and repayre the 
same and shall Demand and take of every p'prietor of every such 
feild one penny for every acker of Broken yp land wi^in that feOd 
and if any refuse to pay as af aresaid the Baylife shall haue warant 
to take it by distres : 

3. If any p'sonn shall Leaue openn any such gate he or his 
Parents or master if it be a Child shall pay one shilling for every 
tyme he shall be knowne to leaue it openn : or if any p'sonn shall 
Lett in any best to any such feild and leaue it there he shall pay as 
aforesaid 1' for every best l^tt in or Left there. 

4. If any p'sonn shall put in any beast or Leaue any beast 
Loose in any such feild by night vntell the feild be reid of Come 
& haye he shall f orf ett 5' a beast for every beast so put in or Left 
Loose there ; 



5. If any p'sonn Whatsoever shall in Plowing tyme or eloe 
Leave or sef er his or there Cattell to trespas yppon other mens 
p'prietie in any Comon feild in this To wne he shall f orf ett for every 
such offence 1* 6* p' head to the informer to be taken by distres or 
otherwise besides paying all damage to the man damnified. 

6. If any p'sonn haue any Just occasion to drive any Cattell in 
any waye through any Como feild he shall not suffer them to feed 
one mens Corne or grase but shall follow them deligently yppon 
the penaltie of paying six pence for every beast he suffers to tres- 
pas besides paying all Damages to the partie trespassed. 

These six orders aboue writen are to continue and to be in force 
vntill the select men se cause to alter them by the order of the 
select men p' the 11 (3) 1663. 

[81.] 27ii8 13^^ of 12 m* 53, Wee the Selectmen of Dor- 
Chester hauing hard that there are in som Comon Fellds Fences 
which are not oned by any of the p'priators and allso other places 
about some Comon feilds which hath no fence and for want of good 
fence much hurt and damage doth come thereby : wee willing ,you 
would agree of some equall way amongest your selues : Desire that 
the p'prietors of each feild home it Consernes : would of them- 
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fences as ar not owned and sach places as need new fencing : and 
would bring in in p'ticaler what some of Rods or footes it is ; with 
what the Chaige will be within Seaven days after they be Chosen : 
And wee desire that the p'prietors would appynt within them 
selues some to doe it and for the doing thereof to rayse vppon the 
arable Land in every such f eild so much as shall Defray the Charge 
in generall by the eacker or other wise as you shall see good for the 
making of it. Which if you doe not by the first day of the first 
mounth next then wee the Seelectmen shal doe our best for the 
preventing of Damage and hurte and make som order and appynt 
men out of your selues for the doing of it. 

Whereas M^ John Glouer was chosen with William Sumner 
and William Clarke to Laye out m'** Stotons ffarme, now the said 
M''. Glouer being deceased this 14'^ day of the 12 m"" 53 att a 
Towne meeting the Towne hath Chosen John Wiswall in the Rome 
of M''. Glouer to aioyne with the said William Sumner and William 
Clarke for the Doing of that woorke. 

This 14*^ day of 12 m<* 63 Joseph Farworth was Chosen by the 
Towne of Dorchester to be Clarke of the markett for the ordring 
and sealing of Waits and mesures for this Towne of Dorchester. 

[82.] The 13 of 12 m. 63. The names of such as are ap- 
pynted by the Selectt men of Dorchester to veiw the fence in the 
Corne feUds for this yeare 1654. 

^•^ a } ^""- '" O- ■"«' »' !-» { 7^^"' 

Rich Leeds ) Item the feild one the Backe ( Richard Withington 

Hugh batten j side of M"" Stoughtons — ( Richard Cortes 

■Kr«4^i, m^„«^1 Item the Great Lots from M*^ Hoi- ( y , „ o^^^i, 

Sn SnntJ f la^ds and so Round westward and ] ^^^^^ ^^^'^^ , 
John Mmott J ^^^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^.^^^ p^p^^ ^^^ | John Gurnet 

AbramHow ) Item for the rest of the fence in ( William Robinsonn 
Tho : Trott J the Great Lots ( Robert Pearce 

Willyam Clarke 1 j. Twentie eacker Lots j James Hmphres 

ThorDanforth f ^^^ iwentie eacKer i^ts | james Kenion 

Henry Kibbey 1 It. for the Lot behmd M'. f M'. Blake 
Henry Woodward j Jones, ( Thomas Lake 

Isack Jones ) It for the Lot behind Thomas f M'. Jones 
Enock wiswall j Wiswall — ( Joseph Farworth 

Georg Dier ) It for the feild behind M'. f John Wiswall 

Timothy Mather ) Mathers — ( Ensine Foster 

Nico : Clapp ) Item, for the feild behind ( Thomas Burd 

Thomas Andrews ) Thomas Burds — ( John Blackman 

Henry Conliffe | It. for the Eight eaker C Henry Wooddard 
Rodger Sumer. j Lots ( William Sumner Jun. 

Andrew Picher | It. for the feild by Elder f Andrew Picher 
Anthony gulliford j Eingslys howse — ( Anthony Gulliford 

[83.] This 6^ of 2 m' 53 or 54. Att a Towne meetme there 
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Comete Chosen by the Grenerall Court to veiwe a plantation att 
Naticke to knowe whate is meete to be Donn and what there Desire 
is and so to retorne an answer to the Towne of Dorchester. 

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[86.] A copie of a Letter sent to the Generall Court this 
12*^ Day of May 1654^ 

To the Honored Comite appinted by the Generall Court for the 
setling of tbe Indian Plantation att Naticke : The retourne of the 
Inhabitants of the Towne of Dorchester in answer to a litter pre- 
sented vnto them by order from the Generall Courte baring date 
the W^ day of September 1653. 

It being Desired of vs that wee would further the Indian woorke 
att Natick What wee may which is our desire as farre as wee see 
God in the same and for that end that wee would accomidate 
Dedham with some Land Convenient for them In case they should 
supply the Indians att Natick : wee doe with all redines acknowl- 
edge our selues p'sons and estates and all we haue and are to be 
the Lords : and hope wee shall therein manifest ourselues When 
ever hee Call vs : 2'^ wee doe with the like redenes acknowledg 
our selues subiect to this Comonwealth and the Gouerment heare 
established and therin as instrements in and for God to call sue 
or* and what we hane in away of god to be Disposed of by them : 
therefore wee haue attended vnto what was presented vnto vs in 
that Letter : and adressed ourselues to comply with our Brethren 
of Dedham for that end choose out two of our beloued Brethren to 
meete with them and the Comete for that ende who vppon notes 
attended tyme and place att Roxbury and vnderstanding by them 
that our Brethren at Roxbury Cann doe litell or nothing toward 
the accomendation of Dedam. in that request In the Letter wee 
are Willing so fare as wee cann with out to much preiudice to our 
selues to doe the more for the furtherance of the worke. But the 
tyme being short sence wee vnderstoode the Case and What may 
satisfie : and wee meeting with some obstickles in our way to what 
wee would doe Cannot att Present giue such an answer as wee 
desire. But if it may not be to prejudicall to the woorke intended 
wee desire and humbly Crane the patience of this Courte vntell the 
next sesions which wee conceaue may bee in October hoping by 
that tyme to be able to answer the honored Court and our 
Bretherens expectation att Dedham which is the thing wee ayme 
att or giue : wee hope satisfactory Reasons to the Contrary hoping 
that wee ourselues In our honest and resonable request shall find 
Redie acceptance with you in what Lyes in your power to answer 
vs agayne and so wee humbly take Leaue and rest yours to our 
power. 

Subscribed this 10 of the 3 : m® 1654 by Robert Howard appyn- 
ted by and in the name of the inhabitants of the towne of Dor- 
chester. 

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[87.] A rate made the 27"* day of the 10 m« 1653 for the 
Towne and Castell of , the some of 40^ 14' 11* Disbursed as fol- 
loweth. 



Imprimus to the Captayne of the Castell . . .20. 16. 
Item for Caring of Corne to the Tide mill for Capt. of 

the Castell ... .... 0. 1. 

Item for driuing up and setting downe and for the keep- 
ing of the Co we that was with Goodman meade . 0. 9. 
Item to the Secretary for writing of Court orders . 1.8. 4 

Item for 2 quire of paper !• 

Item for a messenger to goe to M'. Callieots about 

Tomsons Hand 0. 1. 4 

Item for a borde and nayles and worke to stop the 

Place in the gallery in the meeting howse . . 0. 2. 11 

Item for makmg the fence by Goodman Toplens . 0. 7. 6 
Item payd Abraham Howe and Thomas Trott being 

Constabls to make vp there rate being Short . . 1. 6. 
Item payd Tiiomas Tollman towards a pare of wheles 

for the Gunn 1. 0. 

Item payd to a man of Dedham for killing of two 

woolves 0. 19. 

Item to Goodman Tollman for killing a woolfe . . 1. 0. 
Item payd to John Smith his one rate 14" to Richard • 
Hall 6" 2* and 11* 8* by John Mynett which he 
should haue Laid out about the meetinghouse is . 1.11. 10 

Item to Goode George 3. 10. 

Item it is Voted that the 19" and 3** that was Dew from 

Nicholas White for his rate vnpayd should be abated 0. 19. 3 
Item for Tomsons Hand the Rate to the Country being 
16" 8** and the Towne rate being 8" 4*^ it is not 
throfly agreed one only for present we Craue allow- 
ance but shal doe the best to gitt it if you cann sett 
vs in som way to do it sum is . . . 

Item for Jeremia Rylands his rate no hops to get it 
Sum totall. Laid out to this 4'** day of 10 m? 64 : is 
Item Dew from Thomas Tollman for that Thomas 
Lakes Child died within two yeares . 

Sum Dew to the Towne is 21. 12. 9 

[88.] It is ordered at a towne meeting this 4*** of the 10 m** 
1654 that M'. Robart Howard shall draw out a warrant according 
to the warrant of the last yeare to Henry Coundly for the gather- 
ing vp of M'. Mathers' pay which is behind to this daye. 

4 of 10 m. 54. It is ordered or voted att a towne meting that 
our Decons and John Capen shall make a rate for M'. Mathers pay 
for this yeare. 

4 of 10 m 54 It is voted at a towne meting that Josufe Farn- 
worth Nicholas Clap and William Clarke shall vewe the waye by 
the buring place and Larance Smithes barne to conseder whether 



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there may be ground spared to supply Laience Smith without 
hurte to the way. 

1654, Item there was Cominff to the Towne out of the 
Cuntry rate for the yeare 1653 : 3"^: 10*: which was to be payd 
to those men to our Capt. 2" 17* and to Larance Smith 13' which 
monys wee Nathaniel Patten and Thomas Lake haue payd being 
then Couustabls : 

9:2: 1655: Deacon wiswall was appointed by the selectmen 
to make agreem't with leiftenant Ellis John french and goodman 
Oidredge of Braintree about a parsill of medow In our bounds 
which they desire to rent of the towne of Dorchester : 

[89.] Wee whose names are here vnderscribed And being 
appynted by our several Townes and being mett this first day of 
the 7 : m** 1654 : to Lay out the High Waye through Dorchester 
Woods from Brauntre Bounds to Roxbury bounds : do agree as 
followeth : 

first that the Waye shall be fowre Rodd Wide from Brantre 
bounds to Roxbury bounds: secondly beginning neere Hinrye 
Crane's house the Way to Lye one the Sowthest side of it in the 
old Beaten roede waye : and so to a Lowe White oake inarked on 
the same side of the waye and so by the marked trees to the 
B]ooke : so from the Brooke the way being Lade in the Winter 
we agreed to take about a roode wide into Anthony Golliford's 
lott wheare the fence Interrupts the waye : and so to a marked post 
to wards John Gill's howse : and from thence to an other marked 
post against John Gills howse : from thence to a stake in Elder 
Kingslys yearde and from thence to the mille in the olde beaten 
roede waye : and from the mille to tow greet rockes one the Lower 
side of the waye att Robert Spures and Henry Merifelds howses 
end : and from thence to the new f eild by the marked trees in the 
olde roede waye : and so through the new feld wheare the waye 
formerly was and from thence by the marked trees one the Left 
hand to Roxbury bounds : 

of Dorchester Nicholas Clape 

William Clakke. 

of Brantree Moses Paine. 
Gregory Bellcher. 

Item whereas there was dew from John Gumett for the Cowe 
that was meads : 4^ : 17' which he sould for the Towne hath paid 
as followeth 
Item paid to Ensine Foster which was dew to Hudson 

for our Deputies Diett in the yere : 54 . . . 03^ 00 00 
Item paid Goode George for the Selectmens Diet . • 01 00 00 
Item paid by Nathaniell Patten for John Gurnett to 

the Towne . • 00. 17 00 



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John Minott and John Wales one the book in the year : 1654 : 

5^* : 15" : 9* paid as followeth. 
Item to M' Jones for mending the pound . . . 00. 12. 00 
Item to Lef tenant Clape . . . . . . 00. 11. 04 

Item to William Pound for mending the Stockes . . 00. 01. 00 
Item to Thomas Wiswall for the glasiers Diett . . 00. 05. 10 
It. for Carige of Capt. Damford's Corne . . .00. 03. 09 
It. for killing a woulfe in Caues pasture . . .00. 15. 11 
[90.] Item Nicholas Whites and Tomsons island 

rats 00. 15. 06 

Item for the hu-e of a horse to goe to Punkepage . 00. 01. 06 
Item paid towards the 3^': 15* : to the Capt. of the 

Castell which was Dew to Phelipes for our Debuties 

Diett for the yere 1654 03. 02. 03 

Sume is 6^^: 9': 1**: 

So the Some paid and remahis to me Nathaniell 

Patten 00. 13. 04 

Now I the said Nat Patten am Debtor to the Towne 
17'. which I vnder tooke to pay for John Gurnett 
and for a wolf e which I had allowance from the Tres- 
uer : 10* : and I am to pay 2". to the rate mad in 
the yeare : 1654 ; which Thomas Burde gathred the 
whole is . . 01. 09. 00 

So take out 13*: 4* remayns . . . . . . 00. 15. 08 

Now there is Dew to me Nathaniell Patten from John 
Minott which I laid out for his part of his rate of 
the yere : 1654 : 16'. 9**. which hee will pay wheare 
you will appyrit so all thes somes ar satisfied : and 
there is Dew to ine Nat Patten from the Towne — 00. 01. 01 
Now I the said nathaniell Patten doo put over this 
1*. 1**. dew to me : to pay Richard Evens he being 
not satisfied for Laing a borde in the west gallery 
tho as I thofte I had allowed him more out of the 
former account then it was worth but he demanding 
it I am willing to allow being . toes • • • • ^0* ^1« ^2 
of the 16*. 9**. fines dew from John minett abousdhee 
hath paid 12". to captaine dauenport . . . 00. 12. 00 

Richard Cortes and Thomas Tillestone being Constabls 
for the yere 55 there rate was 72^^ : 16* : : and they 
are to pay the treasu' 70^: 14*: 8*. 3 farthings so 
they are to retorne the Towne 

12 of 8 m 57 Dew from Richard Hall and Henry 
Woodard Constabls for the yere 5". aboue that they 
should pay to the Tresuer 

Dew from thomas Toleman in all 



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whereof Left. Clap had 7 hundred remaynes 8 
hundred 

[91.] of a rate of Twenty pownds sixe shillinges 
elcaven pence chardged vpon the Towne of Dorchester 
by the select men in the yeere 1655 they giue this Ac- 
compt of the Disbursment for the towne vse as fol- 
loweth 

Imp" paid by Thomas Burd vnto p'ticulers here 
aftermencioned 
viz Rodger Clap and John Wiswall Deputies . . 9-3-0 

It. vnto William Blake ^ for the high 



Richard Hall >- waye through >• 
" " "otts) 



Peter Lyon j their great Lotts ) . .1-16-0 
It. vnto Deacon Parkes of Roxbury For chardges about 

Tompsonlland 1-13-6 

It. vnto William Clarke For wood to the watch and for 

Runninge the Lyne 0-12-6 

It. For select mens chardge at sister Georges For the 

yeare55 3-15-8 

It. vnto William Pond vpon Accompt For worke to be 

done at the Meetinge house 1-16-5 

It. vnto Rodger Clap for hay and bords . . . 0-2-0 

Totallis' . .18-19-1 
Rest due vnto the Towne From brother Burd this 23 

(9) 56 . .1-7-10 

Wherof Brother burd hath paid vnto sister George, 

towards the select mens chardge this yeare 56 . . 1-1-0 
to balance this Accompt with br5 burd Rest due From 

him 0-6-10 

which we Assigne him to paye vnto sister George vpon 

Accompt this yeare 56 and so dischardge him of the 20-6-11 
being the Rate ffor the yeare 54 and 55 : 

Wheras the Balif Thomas Burd in the yeare 55 was Charged to 
pay vnto the liftenant the some of won pound fiftene shiling and 
six penc : but wee haue found that the liftenant hath bin payd 
other wayes therfore the Balife is still Charged with so much 
as detter vnto the towne : the liftenant was payd with seuen hun- 
dred of bords. 

9 : 12 : 1656 we gaue goodman georg a note for to rec35". 6^. of 
Thomas Bird which he should haue paid to the leif tenant : — 

Also goodman George had half a hundered of Towne bords. 

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[93.] This: 8: of the 10 m'' 1655 the officers that were 
Chosen for this yeare ensuing by the Towne &c. 

Selectmen John Weswall 
Ensine Foster 
Edward Bricke 
Nathaniell Glouer 
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Raters 
John Smith 
John Mynott 
William Clarke 
Suporvisors for the highwayes for necke land all so 
Anthony GuUiuerd 
Nicholas Clape 
Baylife Henry Garnsej'e. 
It is voted by the Towne this: 3 : of 10 : m. 1655 that they 
haue given Power to the Selectmen to set the Towne for Any rate 
in wheate Rye peas and Indian or any other graine as they shall 
thinke Fett for this yeare Insuing both for herds men or other : 
this order was voted the 7 : 10 : 1657 : that it should continue this 
yeare alsoe. 

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[96.] Wheareas the Generall Court out of Religious Care of 
the Education of the youth of this Coinonwealth in the prenciples 
of Christian Religion hath enioyned the Select men of every Towne 
within there severall Lymetts to haue a vigilent eie to see that 
mens Cheldren and such as are within their Charge be Catechized in 
som Orthodox Catechisme in familes : so as they may be redie to 
answer the Selectmen as they see tj^me Convenient to examine 
them. Wee the Selectmen of this Towne of Dorchester for the 
tyme being in our obedience to Authoritie and in pui-sute of so vse- 
full and p'fitable a worke Do hereby will and require all parents 
masters and any that haue the Charge and oversight of any youth 
with in this Plantation that they be diligent to obserue this Iniun- 
tion to Catechize there Cheldren servants and others with in there 
severall Charge in some sound and Orthodox Catechisme that they 
may be able to render account heareof when they shall be herevnto 
required either in the Churfch or privatly : as vppon advice shall 
be Judged most conduceing to the generall good of all men. And 
f aile not herein vppon such penaltie as the Court shal see reson to 
inflict vppon Information giuen against such as shalbe found Delin- 
quent herein : this 11 of the 12 : m** 1655. 

8-12 m. 55, It is agreed by and betwene the Selectmen of 
Dorchester for the t^^me being one the one part in the behajfe of 
the Towne and Thomas Wiswall and his sonne Icabod Wiswall as 
follows : 

First that Icabod with the consent of his Father shall from the : 
7: of March next Ensuinge vnto the end of three full years 
from thence to be compleate and ended Instruct and teach in a 
free Schoole in Dorchester all such Cheldren as by the inhabitants 
shall be Comitted vnto his Care in Ennglish Latine and Greeke as 
from time to time the Cheldren shall be Capable and allso in struct 
them in Writinge as hee shall be able : which is to be vnderstood 
such Cheldren who are so fare entred all redie to knowe there 
Leters and to spell some what : and also prouided the Schoole 
bowse from time to time be kept in good order and comfortable for 
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seasonably so that it may neather be preiudicall to master nor 
Schoier and in cause of palpable neglect and matter of Complaint 
and not reformed it shall not binde the m'. to Endanger his health. 
Secondly that the Selectmen of Dorchester shall from yeare to 
yeare every yeare paye or cause to be paid vnto Icabod or his 
Father by his Assignment the full somme of Twentie Five pounds 
two thirdes in wheate pease or barley marchantable and one thirde 
in Indian att or before the first of March dueringe the three yeares 
yearly att price Currant which is to be vnderstood the price which 
the general! Court shall from time to time appoint. 

Edward Bbecke in the name of the rest. 

ICHABOD WiSWALL 

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[97.] Dorchester the ir^ of 12: m\ 1655: It is Coue- 
nanted and agreed betwene the Selectmen of this Towne and 
Robert Stanton of the same towne for the keeping of the Oxe 
heard att the Ysuall place aboue the Mill for such a tyme in the 
yeare for fine yeares from the Daye of the Date aboue said that 
is to saye from the 8'** day of the 3 mo : to the 8 : of the 8 : m**. fol- 
lowing and so from yeare to yeare dewring the terme of five yeares : 
That the said Robert Stanton doth Covenant with vs to keepe all 
such Oxen and Steeres being two yeares old or vpward with what 
Drie Cowes wee shall put a feeding of any of this Towne, and none 
of other Townes : And to keepe all such Oxen and steeres in a 
herd as shall be delivered him * att the Penn and to take Care of 
such feeding Cowes or Oxen in some Convenient place where it 
may be best for the fating of them according to his best discretion : 
The walke or place of feeding to be one the Sowth side of the 
River nerponsett and aboue or beyound the Cow walke of Dor- 
chester and not suffred to goe among the Cowes. And that the 
said Robert is to make and maintaine a sufficent Pen both for 
Largnes of ground and soficince of feAce so that the Oxen and 
steeres may not hurt one another. And to goe forth with the said 
Oxen and steeres halfe an howre by sonne in the morning and to 
bring them in about sonnsett in the Evning that so the honors may 
haue them there, if the please to send for them, ether in the 
morning or Evning before the said time of there going forth, and 
not be disapointed: And for his faithfuUnes and Care here in 
he is to have : 2» p' head of every beast to be paid the one halfe in 
Indian Corne and the other halfe in wheat Early or pease att two 
payments the first paiment by the : 12*** day of the : 4 m** and the 
Last paiment by the : 30"* day of the : 7 : m** following and so from 
yeare to yeare dewring the terme of five years from the day aboue 
said: And further the said Robert is to haue the Vse of such 
penns as ar there or may be there to Improue them to his best 
advantage Dewring the tyme of the five yeares: And he is to 
billd an howse by the penn of 12 foote in Length and 9 foote in 
bredth or such a one as is att the sheep penn and to repaire it and 
att the end of the five yeares to Leave it to the Towne and for the 
Dewing of it : the Towne is to glue the said Robert Stanton thirtie 
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hee keepes by equall proportion and the howse to be bilte by the 
tyme he is to beginn to keepe the heard : And what so ever Oxen 
or steeres shall goe yppon the Commons of Dorchester shall be 
pa3'able to the Oxe heard according as these that are there : And 
in case there shall be Just grounde and profe of his niglectt herein 
then the bargen to be voide and for the payment of his Come att 
the times agreed one if you will not bring it to his howse he will 
appint some place in the Towne wheare you may bring it which is 
att Thomas Lakes howse. 

The mark of | Robert 
Stanton. 

[98.] 10 of: 1 m* 1656. The names of such as ar appinted 
to Vewe the fence in the Comon feldes for this yeare 1656 : 

Lnpriu.u8theneckof Land - { ^f -- Jo^e^ 

The feld behind M- Stotons - { fiJfi™^^!-^^- 

The gret I^ts from M-^ Holland and 80 round f ^.^ ^ j^ ^ 
westward and end so faro a« Widdow popes | ^^^^ Farnworth 

The rest of the gret Lots feac -{ ^WerMinott^^ 



Twentie eaker Lots { clement Toplen 



Thomas Sweft 
lent Topler 
WiUiam Clarke 



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T Lot be hind M'. Jones , Edward Blake : 
The Lot behind Thomas Weswals- { l^^^^^^^^ 

The lx>tt behind M'. Mathers : - 1 Sj^y M^t; 

' Richard Hawes 
^ Jasper Rush 
James Vmf res 






The 8 eaker Lots {'^^^^^^^^ 

[99.] Dorckest^ 2 of the 12 m* 1646 

This is a true copy 

For the finall Determining and ending of all matters in contro- 
uersy : cousemingthe fence about the grett lotts, the capttins neck 
the 6 aker lotts and other proporsions of land now within the 
same fence : the proprietors who are owners of ther seuerall propor-* 
sions of land with in the sayd fence ; haue ref ered them selfues to 
the Arbitration; of M'. Isach Heath, John Johnson and Wily am 
parkes of Roxbury ; binding them selfes heerby to stand to what 
the sayd Arbitrators shall determine both in respect of what fense 
shall be mayd; and wher; and by whom, and euery won of the 
proprytors hath liberty if he please to giue information in the 
case ; to the said Arbi&ators ; when the shall com to Dorchester to 
bQ informed therin ; 

Richard Mather Nickolas Clap 

John Glouer Thomas millett 



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Thomas makpeas 
Edward Brecke 
Robert Howerd 
Wilyam blake 
Wilyam Clarke 
John pearse 
Eodger Clap 
Edward Clap 
James Bates 
Thomas Wiswall 
Cristofar Gibsone 
michaell Willis 
Austine Clement 
Hopestil foster 
Richard Withington 
Jonas Humphres 
James Humphrey 
Richard Hawes 
Wilyam Sumner 
John Kingsly 
Nicholas Buttler 
Richard Leeads 
John Smith 
WQyam turner 
John HoUond 
Josepth farnworth 
Wilyam layne : 



John Hill His mark 
Sarah Bradford 
John Holman 
Richard Calycott 
Richard Hall 
Wilyam Triscott 
Clement toplife 
Antony Gulifard 
Heneiy Way 
Aron Way 
Wilyam Irland 
Richard Way 
Nickolas George 
John Gingine 
Nickolas Eline 

His mark 3 
JoseptU tuchell 
Thomas touleman 
Richard Howlbrook 

His mark R H 
androw picher 
Thomas Tilestone 
Bray Wilkines 
Jane pope 
Isabel Rigby 
John whiplle 



[100.] The 23 of the 12 inorvth 1646. Wee whose names 
are under written ; being chosen by the inhabitants of Dorches- 
ter ; to giiie in ower determination about the fenses of a parsell 
of land caled the great lotts ; capttins neck and 8 aker lotts and 
6 aker lotts and other lands and medowes within the sayd fense ; 
to order and determine as is Hereafter expresed 

This fense to begine att a creecke betwixt the new dwellinge 
House of John Holonds and the mill belonging to Edward Breck 
as the fense now standeth and so all along vnto the little spott of 
meado that belongs to John Holand and from that meado all along 
by the beach Vntill it comes to the ould fense agaynst Edward 
Breckes Bam and from that last last mensioned place as the fense 
now stands vnto the corner of this fenc next the towne and as 
the outsid fense now standeth belonging to the grett lotts all along 
as now it standeth vntill it commeth att the Riuer commonly caled 
neponsett Riuer taking in the 8 aker and 6 aker lotts. And if itt 
be found by experienc that neponsett Riuer be nott a suflasyent 
fense to secure the corne from damag itt shall be in the power of 
the mageor part of the proprietors of this fild to secure itt att an 
equale charge of all the propryetors by ether Keeper or fense as 
they shall Judg most meett : 

And where euer itt toucheth vpon any land of the sd John 
Holand hee the s*^. John shall make and mayntayne the moyetye of 
the a^, fense for euer and the other moyetye to make and mayne- 
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And whereas some medowes are alredy fensed m and others in- 
tended to be fensed in at there owne charge and so to mayntayne 
it for euer. 

wee order that if thos partyes or any that shall giue in securyty 
with in 20 dajs vnto the 7 men that are chosen to order the prii- 
densiall affayers of the Towne to make up a suffisient fence betwene 
this and the first of the 8 month which shall bee in the yeare of the 
Lord 1648 : and to mayntaj'ne itt for euer that then shuch medowes 
shall nott pay nor make any part of the outside fence bat all other 
medowes to beare pai-t of the fence that is to say 2 akers of medow 
to beare as much fence as one aker of upland and all the upland to 
beare an eaquall proporsion of this outside fence to secure this fild 
that is to say euery aker a like quantity of the said fence to make 
and mayntayne for euer. And where as wee vnderstand that some 
perticular men by contracte ether with the Toune or particular per- 
sons haue engaged them selfues to make and mainetayne for euer 
seuerall parsels of this fence wee leaue them to make good ther 
perticuler bargaines and contractes : wee order that euery mans 
fence shall lye aganst his owne land as much as may bee and wher 
itt cannot be layd against ther owne land yett to bee layde as neare 
to each mans house as conueniently it can bee and wher as some 
men haue mayd more fence then there proporsion will com now to 
acording to the number of akers : wee order that who euer shall 
com in to make and maintayne any part of shuch fence shall giue 
an equall Value for the ould fence as 2 men shall Judge it to bee 
worth or otherwise if he or they refuse to giue so much for the ould 
fence then it is in the power of the owner of this to take it away 
Vnto his owne proper use and the other to sett up a suflSsient fence 
in the Roume of it : wee order that euery man shall know where 
his fence shall lye and what quantity euery man shall beare be- 
twene this and the first day of the first mo*'' if possible : we further - 
order that euery mans fence shall be mayd or repayred sufBsiently 
to the satisfaction of shuch as are apoynted to Vewe the f enses be- 
twixt this day and the 10 of the 2 month Vppon shuch penaltys 
as the afore sayde 7 men shall see cause to Inflict uppon them : 
Farther we order that it shall bee in the liberty of any of the pro- 
prietors at there owne charge to fence out any part of there owne 
land prouided that still he or they maintaine there proporsione of 
there outside fence and If any man haue or herafter shall fence in 
any part of ther owne land from the aforesayde fild that what 
damage soeuer any of the propryetors of the sayde fild shall rescue 
by ether cattell or swine of there owne or others shuch person or 
person or persons as shall [101.] particularly fence in there land 
from the sayde fild tliat what damage the sayde filde shall rescue 
through the defecte of his or theire fence he or they shall make it 
good as two Indeferant men shall Judge the damage to be. 

And If any cattel or swine that of Right ought to feed in the 
aforsayd filde shall breake in or doe any hurt or damag vnto thes 
lots enclosed according to there liberty afore expressed from the 
aforesayde Generall filde shuch cattel or swine are nott to bee 
counted trespasers nor pay any damage. 

Wee make ownely this exceptione conceminge one parsel of this 



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City Document No. 9. 



land caled pine neck if the owner or owners of that land or 
medow doe giue secur^'^ty vnto the aforesayde 7 men within 20 
dayes after the date herof for euer to secure this filde from dam- 
age through any part of that land and also secure it selfe from any 
damage that may com to them by any cattel that have Eight to 
feed in this filde that then this land shall be exempted from any 
part of this generall fence> otherwise to beare it proporsione Equale 
wit^ other lands of like qnalyty 

IsACK Heath 
John Johnsons 
William parke 

And though the order of feeding was not put to us yet out of 
ower owne experienc wee think good to aduise that the feeding of 
this fild should bee acording to there seuerall quantytj's in this 
filde. 

A true account of the fence of the grett lotts and the maner of 
of lynge of itt. 

wee began with M'. Gloaer and Brother Brecke : 

M'. Glouer — 75 Bode — 1 f oott his began in the side fence 

M"^ Bates — 8 Rode 3 foott 

Richard way — 6 Rod — 13 foot and Half e it recheth 3 foot short 

of Brother Breckes 

Edward Breck — 38 Rod — it goes to the yonder comer of his 

medowe : 

Then we went to the Creeck at Captins neck 

Bod fiMi Half 

Edward Breck 10 Rod— 0-0 
William Sumner 6 Rod — 13 — h* 



Bod 

E* Brik for Rich* lot — 12 — 

Richard Calycott 12 — 

Jonas Humphres . 8 want 

Elder mynot 6 — 

Augustin Clement 4 — 

Richard Havves 2 — 

Edward Breck 4 — 

Antony Gulyfer 6 — 

Jonas Humphry 2 — 

Richard Leeds 3 — 

Bray wilkins — — 10 — 

wiUiam turner 3 — 

michaell willis 4 

Nickolas clap 

John Holand • 4 

widow way 6 

William Blak _ 4 

m'" makepeas 4 

Josepth tuchel 11 



ibot 

13 
4 
6 
2 


12 
8 
2 

15 
1 
4 


















2 nex beyond the poole 



13 

— 2 — 

— 14 — 
and quarter 

— 6 — 





6 



[103.] The Grett lotts next aboue M' Gloners 
M'^Stoughton 7 — 4 — 



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Dorchester Town Kegords. ' 79 

JohnWiswall 6 — 13 — 

M'Haward 6 — 14 — 

John pears about the Gate — 5 — 6 — 

John Kingsly 4 — 0-0 

M'. withington 6 — — 

John Smith 19 — 0-0 

Edward Clape 2-13-0 

Elder mynot 22 — '6-0 

m' Battler 2 — 13-0 

widow Rigby 16 — 4 — 

The last lot next Bro. 

Brik m' mathers 12 — 14-0 

wily am layne 4 — 11 — q 

Josepth farnwotth — 4 — — 

Henry way 2 — — 

willyam Irland 2-13-0 

John & tho. wiswall 5 — 9 — J 

George Dyer 6 — 2-0 

willyam clarke — =- 2 — 13 — 

widdow pope 14 — 3 — 

Josepth tuchell 6 — 14 — 

Thomas millett 4—0 — 

John Hill 5 _ 5 _ 

JohnWhiple 4 — — 

Thomas touleman — 6 — 14 — 

John philips 2 — 0-0 

The 6 Acre lotts : 

Andrew picher — — 26 — 3 — 
John phillips for his ) 

lott and medowe j 20 — 7 — tf 

Richard Leeds for his 20 Acers lott Tho' Hilly's necke 27 and 
a quar' 

Jo. Grenowway for the pine Neck 20 — 8 — tf 

m' makepeace for his 12 Acers 



of medowe 


8 


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3 


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willyam Ireland 


5 


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1 


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Robert thomton 


1 


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6 


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John Gingin 


8 


— 


3 


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Thomas Tilstone 


20 


— 


2 


— 


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Richard Hall 


8 


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3 


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widdow miller 


65 


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1 


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Andrew picther one length of Rayles by the side of the Gate 
Josepth philips begines at the norther part of the Gate and to 
the corner of his owne lot 2 Rod and 2 foot 

M' patten Betweene Richard Leeds and Jo Grenoway 2 Rod 12 
foot 
Nickolas George next M' patten 6 Rod and 13 feet 

IsACH Heth 
John Johnson 
Willyam Park 
We desire the Vewers of the fenses of Dorchester Nickolas 
Butler willyam Blak and John Smith to aquaynt each man where 



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80 City Document No. 9. 

his fence lyes to the end that damag may be preuented and peace 
procured and establyshed among them all. 

[103.] This the work was dune in the yeare 55 ; 

Acording to the Court order for the Running of the lines be- 
twene Dorchester and Dedhame we whose names are vnder written 
being Chosen by the townes of Dorchester and Dedham to renew 
and settle the bounds betwene the townes did acordingly meette 
and agreed of the lines betwene the towens and the bounds and 
the bounds was marked from the hed line of Dorchester and Rox- 
bury to a heap of stones on the lowe playne and so from thens to 
the Ragged playne and so forward according as itt was formerly 
rune and marked out ; 

For Dorchester For Dedham 

wiLTAM Sumner Joshua Fisher 

wiLYAM Clark Daniell Fisher 

NaTHANAEL GlOUER WILTAM AUERY 

Mahalaleel munnings 
[104.] 1 10 56 

at a meetinge of the Towne accordirige to the yeareley meetinge 
a p''sentment against deffectiue ffence of the great necke beinge 
Comitted to the Consideratio of the towne they voted a Remissio 
of it vpo this Consideratio that the proprietors of the necke doe 
some tyme in. the eleaventh month next meet together and take 
Effectual Course for amendinge seuerall greuances now Complained 
of viz that such Fence as male be spered be take of and a new 
p*portio of the Fence be made and doe for that end appoint m' 
Jones Ensigne Foster and Deacon Clap fforth with to veiw what 
Fence they iudge meet to be taken of and make Returne vnto the 
next meetinge of the selectt men who shall then order the meeting 
of the p'pretors acordingly. 

voted Affirmatiue. 

for the p'sentment about the necke waye it was suspended 
and Leiutenuant Clap Ensigne Foster, sergeant Clerke W Jones, 
Joseph Pharnwoorth are aponted a Comitee to Examine the waye 
and Refforme what in their iudgmt they thinke is mistaten and make 
Returne vnto the select men vpon their Returne or maior part of 
them : who shall Remit part or all as they see Reason and are 
Required hereby to be serious in p'vidinge soe amendinge of it with- 
out p'tiality and herby we engage ourselues to be thankeffull to them 
for their seruice therein and not Coutenance any that shall be Dis- 
conted without Cause the Returne is to be the 8 of 10 56 
voted Affirmatiue. 

In reference to the Order aboue said Mr. Jones Ennsine Foster 
and Decon Clap were appyntoud by the Towne to vew the fence 
att the necke which accordingly they haue donn ; And therefore 
wee the Selectmen Do order and apynt that all the p'prietors of 
the neckeland doe meete att the meting howse by 9 : of the Clocke 
in the forenoone one the 7'^ day of the : 11 : m** next one penaltie 
of xij** for every one failing this 8"* of 10 m 56 : 

this 8'** of : 10 m : 56 John Smith desired vs to pay vnto Robert 
Pond 12" which he wil be accountable for which we accordingly did. 



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DOROHESTKE ToWN EeCORDS. 81 

At a meetting of the p'prieto" of the necke of land In refer- 
ence to the order of the towne aboue written it was agreed as 
f olloweth : 

That what fence may bee spared on both ends bee taken off and a 
new deuision made according to a dew p'portion and men chosen 
to p'portion the same. And for the remouing of any part of it, it 
shall bee at the discresion of those men chosen as they shall see 
meete. 

M' Thomas Jones, Edward clap, Joseph phamworthe, willyam 
Clarke were chosen the same time to doe that worke this was Voted 
and agreed on by the proprietors of the necke the seaventh of the 
ii month 1656 : 

[105.] 9:9 m. 1657. An account of the Rate of 40^: 9*: 
11^: made in yeare 1655 : for discharge of severall Expences and 
Charges for the Townes vse and Scoole Cometted vnto the hands 
of Henry Garnsey Bailife and 

Ii 8. d. 

Item to William Pound for mending the Stockes . 00. 09. 06 
r for Selectmens Diett in the yeare 56 : to Goode "j 

George 3" 2" 10. whereof shee receved 22' of Ed- | 

mon Blake which he owed the towne for the V 

Scoole house and som of Thomas Burd so we 

Laid out J 01. 12. 11 

Item Left Clap as Debute for the yeare 56 . . 01. 16. 06 
Item to Deacon Weswall as Debute and other p'ticu- 

lers as by bill 02. 16. 06 

Item to Nathaniel Patten in severall p'ticulers as by 

bill of which 00. 10. 06 

my rate is 9" 4* so remaynes to me 14*. 
r to Goodman Andrus for woorke about meting 

howse .... .... 00. 08. 00 

Item to Edmon Browne for worke about meting 

howse. • 00. 05. 06 

I* to Richard Evens for worke about the Scoole howse 00. 10. 06 
r to M' Glouer for running the Lyne and Charge 

about Bastian Keans wife in her sickness . . 00. 06. 6 
It. to William Somner for Runing the Lyne . . 00. 05. 
rtoMahalaell Munnings for Runing the Lyne . 00. 05. 
I* to Robert Voce and his two sonns for runing the 

Lyne 00. 07. 6 

I* to Robert Badcoke for Runing the Lyne . . 00. 02. 6 
V to Thomas Hollman for Running the Lyne . . 09. 01. 
r to Robert Redman for killing a woolfe . . . 01. 00. 
r to William Trescott for killing a woolfe . 01. 00. 

I* to James Minott for his man Pike to Keepe 

hoggs 00. 02. 6 

r to Robert Pearce for mending a gate in the greet 

Lots 00. 01. 

Item allowed Henry Geamsey for lose of Come for 

want of Convenient roome and having no order to 

dispose of it . 00. 09. 



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03. 00. 


10 



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02. 09. 
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82 City Document No. 9. 

r wee allow him the said Henry for his paines att 

Necke 00. 12. 

I* paid the Scoolemaster Icabud Wiswall by the Bay- 
life .20. 19. 11 

V the Baylife craae allowance for John Smith John 
Plume Thomas Gamett Samuell Hollway Retorne 
Manning and Bastian Eeane, som of them gonn, 
other poore, and M' Edward Tinnge tresurer the 
whole is 

r for Selectmens Diett f or : 1657: . 

Sum is * . 
Dew from Henry Gamsey, Bailife .... 
from Mr. Jones or Anthony Fisher for the farm rate 

Had 

Which soms amounts to 40 9 11 
Item paid by Mr. Jones to Thomas Wesswall for 

the Scoolemaster 02. 00 

Item Henry Gamsey paid to Ensine Foster 2 

bushels and halfe of pease att 4s p. bush, is 
and Henry Gamsey paid Mr. Jones 8 bush. . 
and Henry Garnsey paide Icabud Weswall 

so Dew from Henry Gamsey this 8"* of 12m** 57 0. 03 : 
[106.] The account of John Smith taken this 11 of the 3 m : 
57 of his Disbursments about the meeting howse and recites as 
fare as we cann by reson he Loosed his notes to this day : 

Item to William Pound 3. 16. 

P to the Glasier formerly 1. 17. 

Item for nayles 0. 05. 

Item to Henry Ledbetter for a dayes worke . . 0. 02. 

Item for Carting of stones to the meting howse . 0. 05. 

Item for a dore to M"*" Stotons and M"" mathersseate • 0. 03. 2 

Item to the Glasier in the yeare 56 . . . 1. 10. 
Item for seting the glas from boston and helping the 

grasier 0. 01. 6 

4 

7. 19. 8 
Now of this 30" to the Glasier in 56 he hath not 
paid anything but restes one the Towne so the 
whole sum Laid out by the said John Smith is : 
6^* : 7' : 8* 
P Laid out for nayles and for William pons man . 0. 3. 



Writs of John Smith Item of John Gurnett . 

Item of Thomas Swifte 

Item of Richard Hall 

Item his Rate formerly in 54, 55 . 

Item his Last rate that Henry Garnsey Baylife 

should haue gathered 00. 11. 10 



00. 


18. 





01. 


01. 


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Dorchester Town Kecords. 83 

Item of John minott 00. 11. 8 

Item of Thomas Burd 01. 10. 8 

Item wee paid for him to Robert Pound by his 

desire 00. 12. 



Sum receved by John Smith is 06. 05. 9 



so remaynes to John Smith from the Towne in all 5' 5d 
[107.] This the furst of the tenth month 56, the offisers that 
Xfer Chosen by the towne foi^the yeare ensuing : 
Selectmen M'. patten 

Edward Breek 
Ensine Foster 
M'. Jones 
Nathanael Gloaer 
Bators Sargent Capen 
William Clark 
Robert Badkok 
Super Visors for the High Wayes 

Georg Badkok 
James Humphres 
Richard Hale 
Baliffe Thomas lake 

12 : 11 1646 Ed wiat came and demanded pay for Cow keeping 
In the yeare 1655 : of m** stowghton : 4" and of John wales 15" 
of Richard davis 4'. we gave him a note to warne the said partys 
to giue answer at next meettingif they did not pay why they woidd 
not or elce they must exspect the bayliff to make distreesse ffor the 
same : This note was signed by 

E*^. breck in the name of the rest 

This the 12 11 56 there was a warrant Giuen vnto the balif 
Thomas lake for to warne al the towne perticulerly to meet to Con- 
sider of many wayhty things that Consemes the whole towne : the 
day is the 23 day of the 11 month : about 9 of the Clok in the 
f orenowne ; 

At a generall Towne meetting.the 23 of 11 : 1656 It was voted 
that all the lands In the towne should be recorded in the new 
booke. 

Brother w Blake senor was chosen recorder for the towne and to 
take the bookes and mapp &c. Into his keeping, also was chosen 
dark of the writts for the county of Suffolk : 

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[109.] This the 23 day of the 11 month upon a Generall 
towne meeting a lawf ull meeting thes Vots were Voted and fully 
agreed upon as f olloweth : 

Furst that this was voted that the Commons should bee stinted : 
Secondly : they agreed to stinte ownly the three Diuisions that 
bee nearest to the towne, and all lands within that Compas ; 



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84 City Document No. 9. 

This was also Voted at the same meeting abone sayde vpon the 
23. 11. 56 that the select men should forthwith send prohibisione 
to John Aldis or any other that he or they shall not fell or Cutt cm: 
Carry away any more timber out of ower seder swampe without 
any further alowanc from the towne : and giue an Account for 
what hee or they haue all Redy taken : 

That whereas the towne uppon a lawful! meeting did Voted that 
the Selectt men should forthwith send p'hibyison vnto the sayd 
John Aldis of Dedham that he should seas from Cutting any more 
of ower timber in ower Seder Swampe or other wheare : wee therf ore 
by Vertue of that vote and order did^ send Vnto the sayde John 
Aldis and hee did satisfy vs, that hee nor none other in his name 
or by his order hath Cutt up as much as he hath payde for in the 
tow thousand of bord : for he Came and Gaue up an account of 
what he had dune namly that hee had but Grott twenty three thou- 
sand of shingle and in bords six Hundred : which amounts but to 
ten shillings eight pens and this account hee Gaue upon the sec- 
ond day of the last month. 56. 

This the second of the last month in 56 : a memorandome that the 
Gran Jurymen were with us to speake with us aboute som things 
that they thought were lyable to bee presented as namly this that 
the Chatecysing of Children is neglected in ower towne. 

At a General! Towne meeting the 23 11. 56 Brother William 
Blake the elder was Chosen Recorder for the towne of Dorchester 
and to attend the Select men from time to time to scribe and tra- 
scribe shuch orders and Records as should by them bee Committed 
vnto him and for that end wee the Select men doe order that the 
sayde william Blake doe take the towne Books or Booke into his 
hands and Keeping as likwise the mapp or mapps Conseminge 
the towne and Keepe them secuerly and not Deliuer the same to 
any but by order from some of the Select men. 

At a General! Towne meeting the 23 11 56 itt was Voted thatt 
the three deuisions and other land in the Cow walke should bee 
stinted. In refPerenc to that Vote wee the select men of Dorches- 
ter doe order that all persons within this plantation that haue any 
lott land or Deuident in any of the aforesayd lands doe bring in a 
note Vnto some one of the Select men beetweene this and the f urst 
of the furst month next Vppon penalty of forfeyting fine shillings 
to bee taken by distres or otherwise for the neglect hearof . 

Dated the seCond of the twelfe month 56 : — 

This the 9 of the last month in 56 Goodman Vose was with vs 
to desier vus to propose this to the towne vppone some meting of 
the towne that they would lay him out his 40 akers which he bought 
of M'. Glouer up towards the Blew hills. 

This the 9 of the last month Goodman touleman doth desire us 
that wee should p'rose this vnto the towne he hauing a hard bar- 
gine of the Child he desierB that they Consider him somthing and 
abate him somthing of that which is doe vnto the towne by hid 
bargaine. 

A memorandom to Remember to giue notise vnto the towne that 
they may bring in ther Votes for the magestrates and County tres- 
surer in the second weeke of the furst month in 57 : 



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DOBGHESTEB ToWN BeCORDS. 85 

Clio.] The 9 of the last month 66. The names of Bhuch as 
are appoynted to Vew the f enses in the Common filds for this yeare 
57: 

Imprimus the neck, of laud { ^^^^efsTmSSf "^ 

The Aide behmde M' Stoughons | JSLS'^B^e, 



Geoarge Procter 
John Gurnell 



Baker 
The grett lotts from M* Hollands ' 

and so round westward and 

end so fare as widdowe 

popes lott ... 
For the Rest of the ( William Robinson 

grett lott fence ( Thomas Tilestone 
The twenty acere ( wiliam clarke 

lotts . ( Thomas Dauenport : 

The lot behinde M' ( Sargent Gapen : 

Jones . . ( Henery Kebby. 

The lott behinde Thomas ( John wiswale 

wisswale . . ( william Clarke. 

The lot behinde m' gather { ^^p^y^ 

The lotts behinde Thomas ( Nickolas Ciapp 
Burdes house . ( Thomas Andrewes 

Th.8.te,.o«. . . . {^^,«"°£» 

[111.] This the 9 of the 12 month in 66. A memorandome 
that wee the Select men of Dorchester Doe order that the same 
orders shall stand still in forse as namly that about f enses in all 
Come filds, both for the suffycentsy of it and the time when it 
shall bee vp and the Same orders about hogs that the be so sufi- 
siently yoaked and Ringed : and that John Flume shall see that 
all hogs bee yoaked and Ringed. 

It was Voted by the towne the 21 of the 12m*** 56 that it should 
"bee the balifes office to looke that Swine be yoaked and Ringed 
accordinge to order : and hee is to take the Penalty as is expressed 
in the order if they be not so Ringed and yoaked : 

It was voted by the towne the : 10 of the last m* 56 that Robert 
Vose was to haue 40 acres of land layd out which was granted 
vnto M' John Glouer neare the blew hills a,djoyning to the medow 
of the sayd Vose : 

This the 9 of the furst month 57 the Select men Gaue order for 
the laying of out this sayd 40 acres vnto the sayd Vose in reffer- 
enc to the towne vote : and they appoynt william Sumner william 
Clarke william Robinson to see it layd out : 

At a mettinge of the selectmen the 12 : 4 : 1657 : 

Thomas BiiS brought a note from Henry woodwarde Constable 
and demanded twentie shillings for a wolfe that his sone and 
Samuel Hemaway kild within our bounds the 5 : 1 : 57 : which we 
doe order that they shall be payd the next towne rate : 

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86 Crrr Document No. 9. 

Wheras tber was a twentie acre lott that was the inheritance of 
David Prise Deceased, who gaue the sayd Lott 

M' Eliot p'sented a Letter dated the 4 : 4 : 57 : vnto the select- 
men to be p'sented vnto the towne. 

Bro. willyam Blake senior Desired to buy a booke for the record 
of births burialls manages to be kept in per pe tuam memoria and 
be paid for it out of the towe stocke : 

Thomas wiswall was here desired In the behalf of the scoole 
that a flower be laid ouer head Li the scoole house and a studdy 
made In it for the vse of the scoolemaster prouided 5" toward It 
and timber In his lott for Juice. 

same time Thomas wiswall desired 14 bushells of Indian corne 
In part of pay for his sons teaching scoole whihh M'. Jones or- 
dered him to take at Dedham M'. Jones to haue 4 bushells of M"". 
patten 2 of ensigne foster againe and peas of brother brecke for 
the rest and allowed them In there rates againe. 

It was voted by the towne the 18*** 6 : 1657 : that Edward Clapp 
William Clarke and Henry Woodward ore any two of then are 
appointed to view whether the heigh way by the twentie acre Lotts 
may be layd by the fence of the twentie acre lotts as maior Ather- 
ton doth desire and soe make returne vnto the town : Now the fore- 
said men hath vewed the waye and retomed there answer this 
7*^ of 10 m. 57 that the way may goe by by the fence of the twentie 
eaker Lots next to mag* Athertons Land this was granted voted 
and agreed one att a Toivne meting 

William Blake 
Recorded 

[112.] Wheras the fence at the necke of land and the way 
vnto it is very defectiue and neglected hitherto to be repaired be- 
cause of a new devision that was ordered to be made which alsoe 
hath ben done because of some error in the former : It is ordered 
that the Veiwers of the fence for the necke and the surveyefs of 
the heigh wayes doe forhwith giue Notice to the p'prietors to re- 
paire both within 14 dayes without faile one the penaltie exprest 
in the order for defectiue fence and wayes and that they doe veiw 
and make returne to the select men within 6 dayes after the 14 
dayes vpon penaltie of 2" 6* for each neglect of veiwers ore survey- 
ors herein : dated the 12 : 4 : 1657 : 

Ther was a warrent giuen by the selectmen the 12: 8: 1657: 
vnto Henry Garnsey late bailiflfe and to the Constable to take 
by Distresse ore otherwise of those that haue not payd the sayd 
Garnsey ther sums that they are rated vnto as doth appear in the 
rate that Henry Garnsey hath bearinge date 30 3"*** 1656. 

[113.] We who wer appointed by the p'prietorsof the necke 
of land at the mettinge the 7: 11: 56: to consider what fence 
might be spared at both ends and alsoe to remoue it one any parte 
of it at our discression and alsoe to p'portion every mans share : 
accordingly we haue agreed that the fence shall be remoued to the 
other side of the waye one the east side from the gate to M' Jons 
his ineddow ; and one the west from from the gate through Amiel 
Weekes his land and allsoe we haue agred with Amiel Weekes that 
the heigh way to the meddow shall ly next his meddow p'vided 



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Dorchester Town Becords. 87 

that the harrs that Cross the way shall he parte of his fence and 
alsoe that none shall fead in the heigh way to his Damage alsoe 
we agree that these that haue their share of fence next to the gate 
shall haue one fourth parte abated : that is to say from the gate to 
the maiors medow on one side and Amiel weekes harrs on the other 
side alsoe we haue p'portioned every mans share of fence accor- 
dinge to a due p'portion : and hecause some doe not remoue ther 
fence we agree and determine that those that doe not remoue shall 
alow and pay to those that do remoue an equale p' portion as two 
men shall iudge if any doe desire it of them : 7 : day of the. 3. 
moneth : 1657 : 

Thomas Joans 
Joseph Farnworth 
Edward Clapp 
William Clariee 

At a mettinge one a traininge Day the 28"* of the 7°*® : 1657 it 
was Voted and granted, that the select men should add ten pounds 
vnto the next towne rate to he payd in wheate for the p'curinge and 
purchasinge of great Gunns for the vse of the towne : 

At a mettinge of the select men the 22*^ 7°! : 1657 : Timothy 
Mather entred an action of Debt of thirtie and fine shillings 
against Nicolas Bolton. 

Nicholas Bolton acknowledged twentie and fine shillings payd 
for him hy lieutenant Clap in wheate, and two hushells of harley 
him selfe receiued of the plaintiffe They finde for the plaintiffe 
thirtie fine shillings to he payd in kinde, and Cost six shillings six 
pence. 

Whereas ther was a way Layd out formerly hy Nathaneel Walles 
William Robenson and Nathaneel Patten hy the appointment of the 
Select men of Dorchester from M' Glouers Farme to Squantomse 
Necke of two rodd broad Vntill you come to the way that leads 
from M"" Hawkens his farme and then to be three rod broad to the 
Necke aboue sayd, now hy Length of time ore for want of Lookinge 
vnto the way is vnknowne therefore vpon the complainte of some of 
the towne att a mettinge of the Selectmen they appointed Nathanel 
Patten and William Robenson to Lay out the sayd way as neare 
as the}' can in the same place the way was before, which we the 
sayd Nathanel Patten and William Eobenson haue Done as neare 
as we can this 17 day of the 6 mo : 1657 : 

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[115.] This 17^^ day of the: 9: m: 1657: Came Henery 
Woodard and Richard Hall to the Selectmen and gaue Vp there 
account of there Counstable shipe both of the Country rate or what 
other they gatherd in the yeare : 56 : and 57 : to this day : 

Now the whole Some which they ware to gather of the Towne 
was : 71" : of which they paid the Tresurer : 66" : 13" : 6^ : which 
did appeare by their acquitance* from the Tresurer so remains 
from them 4" : 6' : 6^ : out of which they paid for a Fine to the 
Countie Tresuerer : 10" : and they allowed M' Edward Tinng being 
Tresiier for his Country rate 1" : 4* : and Abda the Indian which 
was gonn away : 2' : 3^: which was Charged in the Country rate : 



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and John Wanerites rate who was Charged in the Country rate 
vppon his master and p'tieularly one himself e which was 2' : 3* : 
which somes at 15": 10*: which wee thinke is Just to be allowed 
them, so remains from them 3^ : 10" : 8*. 

of which some Henery Woodard do ") u ■ d 

acknowledg him selfe Debter [• 2. 19. 10 

to the Towne .... J 
and Richard Hall Debtor to ) 
the Towne . . | 0. 10. 10 



payd to William Blake by Henry Woodward 0. 20. 

Wee the Selectmen of the Towne of Dorchester taking into Con- 
sederation the in Comberances one the wayes in our Towne by laying 
of Doung wood Tember Stones Billding of hovalls Sties for Swine 
Sawpits or Digging of Claypitts or any other thing to the annoy- 
ance of the inhabitants or strangers : Wee the Selectmen doe order 
that all the wayes in the Towne be fourthwith Cleared and Wood 
stones tember Doung Sawpits hovalls sties for swine Claypits be 
fourthwith taken away and filled vp by the 24*** day of the 10"" mo. 
next vppon the penaltie of 1" for every Loode of Diing timber 
wood stones not taken away by the day aboue said : and for every 
hovall piggstie Sawpitt or Claypitt not taken away ©r filled vp by the 
day aboue said hee shall pay 2' : 6*^ : to be taken by Disstraine or 
otherwise of the p'ties so offending this 9*^ day of the 9m® 1657. 

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[117.] The seaventh of the tenth moneth 1657 the officers that 
were then chosen by the towne for the yeare ensuinge. 

Selectmen Leiutenant Clap ' 
Ensigne Foster 
M' Joans 
M' Patten 
Edward clap 
Raters Joseph Farnworth 
William Clarke 
Kichard Withinton 
Baliffe Laurence Smith 
Supervisors of the hie wayes 

Roberte Vose 
Thomas Tolman 
Supervisors of the wayes vnto the necke of Land 

Richard Baker 
William Clarke. 

The day aboves* william Triscott was chosen to suply a consta- 
bles office vntill the last fourth day In march next and then the 
towne to choose two new ons for one yeare. 

Dorchester Rate made for the vse of the Country by the select- 
men and the Commissioner chosen for that end the 24 : 6 : 1657 : 
the totall sume as the Commissioner hath cast it vpe is 78^ 2" 6*. 

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December : 1657 : It was voted that they would giue vnto M' 
Mather 100*^ for the j-eare that is past to be Rated vpon all the 
inhabitants aecordinge to the p' portion of every mans estate; it 
was alsoe voted the same time that they would giue M' Eliezer 
Mather 10^^ for his Labour that he hath taken amongst vs already, 
and the ten pounds to be added vnto the one hundred pounds in 
the Hate. 

The question beinge moued vpon the former vote whether our 
brethren and neighbours at Vnquetie* should pay ore not p* portionable 

to the one hundred pond to the ministry in regarde they 

had a minister ther, whervpon it was voted the same time as 
followeth : That those aboue the riuer of Naponsett (except M'** 
Giouers f arme and M™ fens farme) are exempted for payinge vnto 
M^ Mather for this yeare if they Desire it. 

At the mettinge of the select men the 14 : 10 : 1657 : then was 
order giuen vnto the raters for makinge the rate of 110^. for the 
ministry as is aboue written 

Alsoe the same day ther was order giuen for the makinge of a 
Rate of thirtie pounds for the vse of the Scoole and towne. 

The 16 : 10 : 1657 : Ther was a warent sent to the sup'visors of 
the hy wayes that forthwith they should se that the heighway att 
the north end of the bridge at Naponset betweene that and the hill 
be made sufficient and to make ther returne vnto the selectmen ore 
one of them by the 29: 10: 1657:. vpon the penalty of fine 
shillings for ther Neglect. 

At the meetinge of the select men the : 14 : 10 : 1657 : It was 
orderd by them that M"" Patten should Call vpon Deacon Wiswall 
to giue an acounte for the 1500 : of boards and alsoe whether 
he hath any writinges ore papers that concerns the towne of 
Dorchester, 

The same Day ther was a warrent granted to the Constable for 
the gathering vpe of those sums of those that haue not payd ther 
p'portion for the maintenance of the ministry for the years 1655 : 
and 1656: 

[118.] At the meeting of the select men the eleuenth day of 
the eleventh moneth 1657 : was a towne Rate giuen vnto the Con- 
stable of 25 : 13 : 9 : the Constables were John Capen and Wil- 
liam Trescott : 

The same day order was giuen that the Constables in the yeare 
1655 to bring in ther accompt of the Countrie rate to the select 
men the next Day of ther meetinge : the Rate was 25^ : 16 : : the 
Constables wer Richard Curtic and Thomas Tilestone. 

The same day the selectmen did order that the Constable should 
pay the scoole maister 20^^ out of the Rate aboue sayd 

r to M" Pecocke 1.2.0 

r for a wolfe killinge to leiutenant and others . 1.0.0 

r to Leiutenant^ being the remainder to make vpe 1 
that which is due vnto him for beinge due vnto >• 
him for beinge Deputie ) 0.8.0 

1 This was XJnqaety or Uncataquissett, now Milton. — W. H. W. 

> Lieut. Roger Clap was deputy to the General Court in 1067. — W. H. W. 

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r tx) Ensigne Foster 0.9.0 

I' to Richard Evans for worke he did at the meet- 1 

inge hoase j . Id . 

The same day ther was oder giuen to the Con- 
stable to pay vnto Liuetenant Clap and Ensigne 
Foster 2 . 18 . 

George Procter Doth Desire a plott of Land to sett a house. 

At the meeteing of the selectmen the 8 : 12 : 57 : Henry Wood- 
ward was apointed to pay Thomas Bird twentie shillings. 

The same Day the Constable John Capen was to pay vnto Rob- 
ert vose for a wolf e 1-0-0 

r the Counstable was to pay John Smith sen' . 0-5-5 

r the Counstable was to pay Thomas Birde . . 0-5-0 

Gamaleel Beman Doth Desire a plott of Land to set a Bame. 

[119.] We whose names are subscribed and beinge appointed 
by our severall townes, And being mett the first day of December 
1654 : to lay out the heigh way through Dorchester woods from 
Brantry Bounds to Roxbury bounds Doe agree as followeth 

1. That the Way shall be foure Rodd wide from Brantrey 
Bounds to Roxbury Bounds. 

2. Beinge neare Henry Crans house the way to ly one the south 
east side of it in the old Beaten Roadway and soe to a low white 
oke marked on the same side of the way and soe by the marked 
trees to the brooke soe from the brooke the way being badd in the 
winter we agree to take aboute a Rod wide into Anthony Gulli- 
ford's lott wher the fence interrupts the way and soe to a marked 
post towards John Gills house and from thence to an other marked 
post against John Gills house, from thence to a stake in Elder 
Kingsleys yarde and from thence to the mill in the old beaten Road 
way and from the mill to two great Rockes on the Lower side of 
the way att Robert Spurs and Henry Merifeilds houses ends and 
from thence to the new f eild by the marked trees in the old Road 
way and so through the new f eild wher the way formerly was and 
from thence by the marked trees on the left hand to Roxbury 
bounds : 

of Dorchester of Branty 

Nicholas Clapp Moses Paine 

William Clarke Gregory Belcher 
Entered and 
examined by me 
William Blake 
jRecorder 

At a meeting of the select men the 8 : 1 : 57 ore 58 : It was 
ordered that those vnder writen are apointed to goe a p'ambelation 
betweene Brantree and Dorchester and to renew the bounds ac- 
cording to Law and make returne to the selectmen 

John Capen 
Richard Withinton 

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writeu are apointed to goe a p'ambelation betweene Roxbury and 
Dorchester and to renew the bounds accordinge to Law and make 
returne to the select men. These men are to run the line betweene 
Dorchester and Dedham alsoe. 

William Clarke 

Richard Leeds 

Enoch Wiswall 

At the meetinge of the select men the 8 : 1 : 58 : they Doe De- 
sire that John Capen would wame all the Commoners to meet at 
the meetinge house the 17 Day of this p*snt moneth to giue ther 
votes whether they would haue the Commons Devided ore noe. 

[120.] 8: 1: 1658. The names of such as are apointed to 
veiw the fence in the Common feilds for this yeare 1658 : 

Imp'mistheneckeofland JNtok^Ckp 
The field beyond M'^ ) Richard Leeds 

Stoughtons j Hugh Batten 

The great Lotts from M^ ^ 

Hollands and soe Round I John Smith 

westward and end soe farre [John Pelton 

as widdow Popes lott J 

for the rest of the great ) Edward Brecke 

lott fence J Abraham How 

Th, Lot behind M- J«». { SJ^:^ 

The f eild behind Joseph ) Joseph Faraworth 
Farn worth j Enoch Wiswall 

The feild behinde M' f Timothy Mather 
Mather ( William TresGOtt 

The feild behind ( Richard Williams 
Thomas Bird ( Thomas Bird 

At the meeting of the Select men the 8 : 1 : 57 : ore 58 : ther was 
bill giuen Nicolas George to receiue of Thomas Tolman 1*. lO*. 0. 

The same da}' the selectmen Did apoint Richard Baker, William 
Clarke, and John Capen to Lay out a heigh way of four Rod broad 
from Clement Topleafes house vnto the heigh way that is in M' 
Thomas Jones Lott in the eight acre Lotts vntill they come to the 
heigh way that Runs betweene Roxbury and Brantry, 

At the meeting of the selectmen the : 8 : 9 : 1 658 : pay* Nicolas 
George for Diet — 0. 12. 

[133,] Dorchester: 8: 12: 1657 : Forasmuch as timber and 
fire wood is of great vse to the p'sent and alsoe future generations 
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for the vse of the people interested in the same. And wheras ther 
is complaint to the select men of this towne of mnch abase by 
some p*sons that take libertie to fall cut and cary of e the Commons 
in this towne notwithstanding Diners orders that haue ben made 
and are yet in force to the Contrary, To the intent that none naay 
plead ignorance and that snch abuses may be restrained: It is 
therfore further ordered by the select men of the towne of Dor- 
chester aforesayd, that no person ore persons what soeuer whether 
free men or non free men Commoner ore not Commoner within the 
towne of Dorcbester aforesayd shall fall ore cutt ore cary away any 
timber ore wood (that is standing ore fallen) from ofe the Com- 
mons ore any part of the Lands undeuided in Dorchester, or from 
any of the heigh wayes, either for ther owne vse or others vpon 
penalty of forfeitinge fiue shillings for euery tree soe failed ore 
cutt and for euery load of timber ore fire wood caried offe the Com- 
mons aforesayd excepting such as had liberty from such as were 
apointed ore shall haue liberty from such as shall be apointed to 
grant Liberty for cutting and feching timber ore wood for mens 
necessary ocasions. The aforesayd penaltie to be taken by dis- 
tresse ore otherwise for the vse of the towne : And because this 
order should not hinder any who haue right in Commons from tim- 
ber ore wood for mens necessary ocasions at p''sent till such time as 
Commons maj^ be allotted out we do therfore apoint and athoriz 
our beloued brethren Joseph Farnworth Nicolas Clap and John 
Capen ore any two of them to grant liberty to such whose ocasions 
may necessarily require, pVided it be not to sell or carie out of the 
towne either directly ore ore indirectly in which case they shall not 
grant liberty at all : and for the better and more due obseruation of 
this order we doe desire our foresayd brethren to keepe a Record 
of what number of trees wood or timber they grant, and to whom 
and when it was soe granted that the select men may haue account 
therof if they se cause to call for it at any time. 

[134.] At a Lawfull meetinge of the towne the 9 : 1 : 57 ore : 
58 : It was voted that Ensign Foster Nicolas Clap and William 
Clarke are apointed to veiw the gates at the south ore south west 
end of the great lotts, whether only one gate may be sufficient ore 
whether ther then must be two gates maintained continually. 

The same day vpon the request of George Proctor It was voted 
and granted vnto him a plott of land to sett a house vpon, by his 
now Dwelling house and John Minot and Richard Hall were 
apointed to lay it out soe that it exceed not seaven Bods. 

The same day James Blake and Hugh Batten were chosen Con- 
stables for the yeare insuinge. 

the: 10^: 3: 1658 Upon the request of JohnPelton and in 
the name of Edward Brecke John Minot Richard way and others 
it was granted by the select men that they may haue libertie for 
the security of Corne of the great Lotts and Captaines Neck to 
sett vpe a gate at John Peltons Barne for this yeare : 

At a Lawfull meetinge of the towne the 9:1: 1657 : or 1658 
vpon the request of Gamaleel Beman it was voted and granted 
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adition vnto his Bame and William Blake and William Clarke were 
apointed to lay it out. John Capen was apointed alsoe because- 
William Clarke was remoued vnto Northamton and William Blake 
and John Capen hath Done this worke accordinge to this order. 

[1!<J5.] Wheras ther hath ben and still is Complaint by reason 
of want of gates ore insufficiente gates leading thorow the great 
lotts and to the necke of land, for the making and repairing the 
sayd gates : It is therfore ordered by the select men that all p'sons 
possessing and improuing any land in tillage in any of the sayd 
Corne f eilds shall pay ore cause to be payd one peny for euery acre 
in tillage vnto Abraham How for the great lotts and vnto Richard 
Withington for the necke of land (except such as haue already 
payd vnto Richard Withington by vertue of a former order) the 
sayd peny p' acre to be payd at ore before the first of October next 
and whosoeuer shaH neglect as afore sayd shall pay two pence p' 
acre to be taken by Distresse ore otherwise of all such as shall soe 
neglect to pay ther peny p' acre, and those that receiue the same 
are to keepe account what he hath receiued and payd out for the 
maintenance of the sayd gates and to giue account of the same 
yearly if called ther vnto by the p'priettors of the sayd f eilds ; ore 
b}' the selectmen : 

At a generall towne meeting the sixt of December : 1658 : the 
officers that were chosen for the yeare ensuinge 

Select men Maior Atherton 

Leuitenant Clap 

Ensigne Foster 

M' Joans 

M' Patten 
Raters John Capen 

William Sumner. 

William Robenson 
Bailiffe Clement Maxfeild 

( Thomas Swift sen' 
Supervisora of the heigh ways ■< Thomas Lake 

(John Gill. 

Supervisors of the way to the Necke of land { ^J^^hV mT^ 

The same day It was agieed and voted by the inhabitance then, 
that all p'sons shall giue in a true and p'fect accompt of all ther 
Ratable estates vnto the Raters by the thirtieth Day of this p'sente 
moneth and soe by euery thirtieth Day of the tenth moneth from 
time to time, And alsoo to bringe in a true and p'fect account of 
ther Ratable estates vnto the select men by the thirtieth day of the 
fift moneth next and soe by the thirtieth day of the fift moneth from 
time to time vpon the penaltie of fine shillings for ther neglect of 
each time from time to time, and alsoe to abide the will and Doome 
of the selectmen and Raters of them the fine ore penaltie to be put 
into, ore added vnto the towne Rate : 

The same Day it was agreed and Voted that they would giue M' 
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vpon all the inbabitance accordinge to p'portion of euery mans 
estates. 

The same day it was voted that the selectmen should make an 
order that noe p'son should take into ther houses ore habitations 
any p'son without the alowance ore consent of the select men vpon 
such penalty as the selectmen shall se good to lay vpon them : 

The same Day it was Voted vpon the motion of John Gill that 
the Landing place aboue Naponsett Riuer should be altered vpon 
the veiw of Robert vose William Robenson and Robert Badcocke 
and they to make returne vnto the select men. 

The same Day it was voted vpon the testimony of Diuers that 
in euery Rung in euery Devission ther should be two Rod wid layd 
out for high wayes : 

[126.] At a generall meeting the sixt of December: 1658: 
It was voted that the landing place by M' Huchensons Farme 
should be recorded to be a Common Landinge place and a way 
vnto it upon the veiw of Robert vose, William Robenson and 
Robeit Badcocke and they to make returne vnto the select men. 

The same day it was voted that Robert vose, William Roben- 
son and Robert Badcocke should veiw a way to goe to George 
Badcockes house. 

The same Day it was Voted that William Sumner and William 
Clarke are appointed by the towne to require M™ Goer that shee 
doe Desist from making any vse of any land at ore neare Wain- 
mans ordinarie or any wher else in Dorchester for buildinge mak- 
inge of hay ore any other vse. 

At the meetinge of the select men the : 13 : 10 : 1658 It was 
ordered by them that Leiutenant Clap is intreated to see speddy 
repaires of the glasse windows about the meeting house and John 
Capen is ordered to see other repaires in and about the meeting 
house as the sayd John Capen shall be directed by the select men 
ore some of them : and they shall be payd out of the next towne 
Rate. 

The same day ther was a warent granted out that John Capen 
and William Trescot Constables in the yeares 56 : and 57 : should 
bring in ther accouts vnto the select men 28 : 10 : 58 : vpon 
the penaltie of 20". 

The same day ther was twentie shillings giuen vnto William 
Blake and his Rate the last yeare which was 3' for his paines for 
writinge attending vpon the selectmen for time past and for six 
pence he leyd out for paper : 

At the meetinge of the select men the : 10 : 11 : 1658 : 

Maior Atherton was intreated to speake with the scoolmaister 
to know his mind whether he will keep scoole For longer time. 

And M' Patten is intreated to looke vpe what notes and papers 
he heth that concemes the accounts of the scoUers for the two 
yeares past 56 : and 57 : and bring them to select [men]. 

The same day M' Joans was appointed to warne John Aldis to 
come and giue an account vnto the select men of what timber he 
hath fallen in the swamp Commonly Called purgatoiy swamp. 

The same Day it was ordered that William Robenson and 
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ponset Mill and the landing place in M' Huchensons fanne : And 
it is further ordered the same day that the aboue sayd William 
Robenson and Thomas Mekens are appointed [to veiw] the most 
convenient places for two heigh wayes from the Country heigh way 
to run into the woods towards the Blue Hill and to make Returne 
ynto the select men the 14 : 12 : next. 

[137.] The same day it was ordered that Abraham How is 
to bring vnto the select men of whom he hath receiued a peny an 
acre towards the setting vpe of the gates in the greate lots : and 
Abraham How and William Robenson are to bring vnto the select 
men the number of acres of land that is broken vpe and what num- 
ber of acres every p'prietor hath in the great lotts the 14 : 12 : 
next. 

Dorchester the 10 : 11 : 1658 : Wheras the generall Court hath 
taken care what strangers shall Reside in this iurisdiction and 
how lisenced as by the law title strangers it doth appeare, but 
haue taken noe order for families ore p'sons that remoue from one 
towne in this Jurisdiction to an other : Now to p'vent such incon- 
venience as may come if euery one be at liberty to receiue into 
this towne whom they please. It is ordered therfore by the select 
men of this towne that if any maner of p'son ore p'sons in this 
towne shall intertaine any soiorour ore inmate into his or ther 
house ore habitation aboue one weeke without lisence from the 
selectmen ore the maior parte of them first had and obtained, shall 
forfeit fine shillings, and for every weekes Continuance three shil- 
lings foure pence. And if any p'son as afore sayd shall leceiue 
any family into his or ther house ore habitation longer then the 
time aboue sayd shall forfeit the penaltie of twenty shillings, and 
for euery weekes continuance 13": 4*: all which fines shall be 
forth with taken by distresse ore otherwayes by warent from the 
select men from time to time; 

The account of William Trescott constable taken the 28 : 10 : 
1658 for the yeare: 1657: 

U. 1. <L 

The whole Rate commited vnto hia hands was . 78 . 2 . 5 

Imp'mis payd vnto the treasurer for the Country ") i. ■. d. 

rate in the yeare : 1657 ) 52 . 6. 4 

r more a quarter parte being added . . . 13 . 1. 7 

I' to the treasurer for our parte to the CoUedge . 5 . 5. 

r to the treasurer for Copies of the Court orders . . 11. 
r payd to Leiutenant (plap in part for his Diet being ) 

Deputy . j 1 . 5. 

I* payd vnto Ensigne Foster for the same account 1 . 13. 

I' payd vnto the treasurer for the Deputies Diet . 3 . 10. 4 

77.12.3 



So ther is Due vnto the towne from William Tres- ") 

cott Constable J . 10. 2 

The towne Rate delivered to William Trescott 1 

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Considering his losse and troble the selectmen thought meet to 
discharge the sayd WUliam Trescott : the 12 (9) 1660. 

The: 14: 12: 1658 ther was a warent giuen vnto Clement 
Maxfeild Balife for the gathering of two pence an acre of euery 
acre in tillag in the great lotts. 

The 8 : 1 : 1658 : or 1G59 William Robenson and William pond 
were Chosen Constables for the yeare insuinge. 

At the meetinge of the select men the 14 : 1 : 1658 or 1659 ther 
was a warent giuen William Trescot for to gather of those parents 
and Maisters that sent ther children ore seruants to the free scole 
those summs that are in his list. 

The same Day Leiutenant Clap and Ensigne Foster are appointed 
to Manage the business of Tomsons yland for the obtaining of 
it. 

[138.] At a twone meeting the: 8-: 1: 1658 or 1659: It 
was voted then that the inhabitants would haue a tryall at the 
Charge of the towne for to gelt Tomsons yland for the towne of 
Dorchester as they suppose that it is ther b}'^ right and it was alsoe 
voted the same day that the selectmen are desired and impowered 
to p'secute the triall in the best way and maner as they shall thinke 
best and most Convenient for the obtaining of it. 

The names of such as are appointed to veiw the fence in the 
Common feilds for this yeare. 1659 : 

Ipmis for the necke of land } gr^nce Sth 

The feild behind M- Stoughtons } «2uM SS^ 

The great lotts from Daniel^ 

Frestons and soe Eound 

westward and end so farre 

as the widdow Popes lot ^ 
for the rest of the great lotts } Thomas Tolma 
The twenty acre lottjjjo^sgauenport 

The lott behind M"" ) William Clarke 

Joans : f William Blake 

The feild behind ) Isaac Joans 

Enoch Wiswall ) Thomas Swift 
The feild behind MM Timothy Mather 

Mather ) George Dier 

The feild behind John j John Blackman 

Blackman ) Obadiah Haws 

The eight acre lotts }g>-^-£^ 

The feild aboue Naponsettl y , p.,, 
Riuer at the North side ^X.?^!^ o„;^.x 
of William Daniels house, ) ^^^^^^ ^^'^* 

At a towne meeting the 8 (1) 165 o*r William Robenson and 

9 

William Pond were chosen constables for the yeare ensuing : 



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'Richard Hall 

Thomas Tolman 



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At a meeting of the towne the 28 : 1 : 1659 : It was concluded 
and voted that they would haue a scoole kept in Dorchester as in 
former times. 

It was voted the same day that M'^ Thomas Joanes should haue 
the pound he paying for it thirty shillings and he doth p*mise to 
sett vpe a pound at an other place wher the select men shall see 
fitt he being alowed what charge he is att in setting vpe the New 
pound : 

At the meeting of the select men the 13: (4) 1659: Came 
John Smith sen' to the select men and Desired libertie of passage 
through a high way that Buneth by tbe North east end of the 
great lotts from the beach by Edward Breckes to the smelt Riuer : 
which libeiiy was granted him : 

[139.] At the meeting of the select men the 12 (7) 1659 : 
WUliam Robenson was desired by the select men to inquire how 
long tho Trott hath lived at Vncatte* in Nicolas Whits house : 

The same day ther was order giuen to the sup' visors of the heigh 
wayes that they should se the heigh wayes to be made good and 
sufficient espesially that way by the widdow Battens feild it being 
p'sented at the County Court. 

The same day John Capen was ordered and intreated to se the 
meeting house repaired according to a former or<}er made the 18 
(10) 1658. 

The same day M' Batten was intreated and ordered by the 
select men that he would se a speedy repaire of the scoole' 
house. 

The same day William pond Constable had order to warne 
Angola the Negar to depart this towne. 

At the meetinge of the select men the 14 : (9) 1659 they then 
desired and impowered William Clarke and Henry Woodward to 
serch and seeke out a f arme of 1000 acres of land granted vnto the 
towne of Dorchester for the vse of a scoole by the generall Court 
held at Boston the 18'^ of October : 1659 : 

The same day M*^ Patten was appointed to speake with Nicolas 
George for taking of an Inmate into his house contrary vnto order. 

The Country Rate made by the selectmen and the Comissioner 
for the towne of Dorchester the single rate 

— ltd 

the sum is 51. 8. 5 

in the yeare : 1659 : 

At a meeting the 29 (9) 1659 : James Blake Constable for the 

jeare 1 658 : gaue his account as f oUoweth : the sum he was 

lid 

charged with was 77 16 8 
Payd of it as followeth to the ") 

tresurer as it doth appeare by > i a d 

his acquitance J 74 1. 3 
r mistake in casting vpe ) 

the Rate f 0. 4. 3 



r those that follow haue not payd ther Rate John Skriuen 
^ Now Milton.— W. H. W. 



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0. 2. 5 Bastian Came 0.3. 2 : tho Administrators : of tho : 
Birch 0. 1. 6 : John Plumb : 0. 4. 3 : Moses Simons 0. 2. 5. P for 
Cariag of Come to Boston 6' and other losses 0. 6. 8. 

The same day John Capen Constable for the yeare : 1657 : gaue 
vpe his account and ther is due ynto him 0. 5. 1. 
Ther is due from James Blake vnto the towne the 29 : (9 :) 59 

1. 19. 9. 

[130.] At the generall towne meeting the fifth of December 
1659 the officers that were Chosen for the yeare ensueinge. 

Selectmen maior Atherton 

Lieutenant Clapp 
Ensigne Foster 
M' Patten 
M' Joans 
Raters Edward Brecke ") 
John Capen >• 
William Sumner j 
Bailiffe Jacob Huens 

Supervisers of the heighwayes f Robert Badcocke 

•< Laurence Smith 
(John Gumel 

the two last are to veiw the way vnto the Necke of land alsoe : 
and to se it repaired sufficient. 

The same day it was agreed and voted that the select men 
should take and perfect the account of William Trescott Constable 
for the yeare 1659. 

The same day it was agreed and voted by the inhabitance of the 
town^ that they would give M' Mather one hundered pounds for 
the yeare 1659 to be Rated accordinge to p'portion. 

The same day it was agreed and voted that the p'prietors of the 
land beyound the mill vnto the Bleu Hills are to meet the second 
day of January next to consider about ther deuission of the land 
ther. 

The same day vpon the request of Richard Dauis it voted and 
granted a litle plott of land vnto him next vnto Henry Conliffe 
land soe it doe not rech the springe vpon the veiw of M*^ Patten, 
John Capen and William Sumnei soe they doe exceed one hundered 
Rodds and they to make returne to the select men. 

The same day Thomas Mekens and James Minott did p*mise to 
sett vpe a f ullinge Mill vpon Naponsett Riuer by the first of De- 
cember next. 

The same day vpon the request of Robert Stanton to have a 
parsell of land about the ox penn M' Patten Leiutenant Clapp and 
William Robenson are appointed to veiw it make returne vnto 
the select men before the second day .of January next : 

The same day vpon the request of James Blake to exchange of 
a plott of Land ioining vnto his fence by the water : it was voted 
that Ensigne Foster, Joseph Phamworth Nicolas Clap and Timo- 
thy Mather to veiw it and make returne vnto the select men. 

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tweene Roxburie and Dorchester Containing foure Rod broad on 
the east it beglnes at Edmund Munings lott and ends on the west 
vnto Nicolas claps lott : It was voted and granted vnto him in 
consideration of land taken away from him, by reason of the heigh 
way layd out from Clement Topleafes to the Country heigh way. 

At the meeting of the select men the 12 (10) 1659 they agreed 
to goe aboae the mill to veiw wher they shall thinke best wher 
the wayes should be layd. 

The same day was an order giuen vnto the Raters for Leuie 
a Rate of 100^ for M' Mather and alsoe a Rate of fortie pounds 
for the Tse of the towne. 

[131.] At a generall towne meeting the 16 (11) 1659 : the 
p'prietors of the commons gaue in ther votts by papers and the 
Maior vote was for Devidinge of the Commons on both the sids of 
the Riuer to the Blue Hills. 

The same day it was Voted by papers by the Maior parte that 
euery p'prietor may improue his devissions as he seeth good. 

The same day it was voted and granted vnto Robert Stanton 
vpon his former request a parsell of land about or neare the oxe 
pen soe that it Doe not exceed thirtie acres : it being veiwed ac- 
cording vnto former order by M' Patten, Leiutenant Clap and 
William Robenson who made ther Returne vnto the select men as 
they were ordered. 

16 (11) 59 : At a generall meeting of the p'prietors at Maior 
Athertons house to consider and giue in their votes about Deuiding 
or not Deuiding of Commons, the question was how votes must be 
vnderstood in Case one man haue by Contract seuerall interest it 
was agreed that euery p'prietor putinge in his vote with exspression 
and Nommation of whose interest they Claime and then in Case of 
need of Determination the booke shalbe examined and euery mans 
vote p' or Con shalbe valued according to his Contracted interest : 

WnxiAM Blake. 

At the meeting of the select men the: 18: (12) 1659: they 
ordered that the Constables should giue out of the towne Rate vnto 
Beniamine Tuchel fine pounds for his p'sent necessitie for Clothing 
of himselfe and his children. 

The same day the select men ordered the Constables to pay the 
Recorder William Blake . . « . . . . * 1.0.0 

At the meetmg of the select men the 12 (1) 1659 or 1660 : 
Vrsula Batten desired to haue a plot of land to sett a Bame. 

The names of such as are apointed to veiw the fence in the 
common Come feilds for this yeare 1660. 

Imprimis for the neck of land { ^^ wtieU 
The feUd behinde M- Stoughton { ^S^ef ^ 
The f eild behinde Enoch WiswaJl { So^h^VlliSl 
The f eild behinde M' Joans { ^^S ^^^^ 



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behindeM'Matherj^aSSJJSr" 

behindeThonuu.BirdlJiSr^**'" 

rr\.^ 4^^,>«^ ««»^ i^f+<. I Edmund Bowker 
The twentie acre lotto j Henry MerifeUd 

The great lotto from Daniel Prestons soe ronnd f John Smith 
westward soe far as the widdow Popes Lott : ( Heniy Leadbetter 

The reBt of the great lotts {^^-^^^eetone 



[132.] at the Meeting of the selectmen the 9 (11) 59 
Wheras ther were Diners fences def ectine at or abont the 20*^ 
acre lotto [ ] as 

Imprmns Robert Stills fined 19' 6 : 

r Henry Merifeild :4-6*: 

V James Humphrey :d.O 

The select men did then apoint the Baliffe Clement Maxfeild to 

take of Robert Stills 0.10.0. 

r of henry Merifeild :1.6 

r of Edmund Bowke 0.2.0. 

r of James Humphrey . . • \ • • • .0.1.0. 
of these fines Clement Maxfeild is to hane for his paines for the 
gathering of them, and for the driuing of the necke of land and for 
his paines about the fence about the necke of land . • 0.6.6 



At the meeting of the selectmen the 14 :(d) : 1660 : 

for the explanation of a towne order respecting yiewers of fence 
and the necessitie of ther twise veiwing of fence before they 
p'sent it to the select men : 

It is declared that what fence they finde defectiue at any time 
of veiwing fence they shall p'sently giue the owners of the fence 
notice either by themselues or others that are of age or discresion 
to witnes the same that the sayd owners shall repaire ther defec- 
tiue fence within six dayes, and then p'sently after the sayd six 
dayes are exspired the veiwers are to veiw the sayd defectiue 
fence againe, and what fence they then finde defectiue they shall 
forthwith p'sent the same to the select men : with this addition vnto 
the p'sentment that they haue giuen the owners notice therof 
before the last veiwing. 

The same day Ensigne Foster and seriant Clarke are desired 
and impowered to lay out the Conmion Meddow from the fish 
house vnto Henry Wayes Creeke. 

The same day elder Eingsley requested that the bounds of M? 
Huchensons farme may be determined. 

At the meeting of the select men the 17 (7) 1660 William 
Robenson and Thomas Mekins were apointed to veiw a place for a 
heigh way that may be Conuenient wher John Gill and Robert 
Redman shall shew you and to make ther retume vnto the select- 
men the 24 of this moneth. 



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At the meeting of the select men the 12 (9) 1660 
Mem'dom Lanrence Smith Complaint 

John Capen request for the exchange of land in the second deuision 
with the land that was David prises in the second deuision. 

Edward Brecks request that hence forth that the way from the 
beach to the Crecke or whether it shall runn : first that the towne 
make a sufficient heigh way ther and alsoe to take Care and Charg 
of the gate that ther be noe Damage by the gate : It. that he may 
be payd for the land that is taken away from him which is owne 
p'priety and by reason of the highway. 

[133.] An account of the Country rate and towne rate taken 
of William Bobenson and William Fond for the yeare 1659 : giuen 
the 12 (9) 1670 : 

The Country Rate is with addition . . . 77-19-5 
more to be added for persons omitted . . . 1-0-0 

The towne Rate 40^ 40-0-0 



The Constables Creditor by paying to the 
tresurer 

The Constables Creditor to the towne 

Imp'mis payd to M' Pole 

I* to Thomas Swift for exspenses 

I* to Ensigne Foster 

I' to Leiutenant Clapp .... 

I* to William Blake for Recording 

1* for a Wolfe to Joseph Long and Israel Mead 

I* to Beniamin Tuchel. ... * 

V to Richard Euans 

In the Country rate twise Charged vpon the 
.occupiers of John Wiswalls land 

John Scriuen gon out of towne . 

The occupiers of Tomsons Band - 8' 7* the towne 
rate that they may require . . . 

I* for Roome to lay Corne in . . . 



The day aboue sayd the sayd Constables were dis- 
charged by the select me[n] and ther accounts 



118-19-5 
77 _ 13 _ 00 

25 - 00 - 00 
4-00-00 
2-00-00 
2-00-00 
1-00- 6 
1 . 00 - 00 
5-00-09 
0- 1-00 



- 10 - 3 
00-2-6 

00-8-7 
0-10-00 

41-4-3 



accepted , 
Dew to ballance 



77 - 13 - 





118-17- 
00-2- 


3 
2 



118.-19- 5 



To Determine about M' Pole at the generall towne meetinge. 
Ensigne Fosters request for alowance of land that is taken away 
from him by reason of the Country way 

The Country Rate deliuered to the Constables 1660 the sum is 



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63^ 8" 2^ besids Brantry mens rate and two shillingB ten pence 
which is Dauid Joans his rate. 

At the meeting of the select men the 26 (9) 1660 John Smith, 
Thomas Mekens and Eichard Hall are apointed to lay out the way 
from the Country heigh way by the meeting house at Vnquetie 
through John Gills land and Robert Redmans land that is to Run 
to the way that Runs to the blue hills : Alsoe John Smith, Thomas 
Mekens and Richard Hall are appointed to lay out the way from 
the landing place by the mill through Robert Voses Farme. 

[134.] At the generall towne meeting the 8 (10) 1669 : the 
officers lifat were chosen for the yeare ensuing 

Selectmen Major Atherton 
Leiutenant Clapp 
Ensigne Foster 
M' Patten 
M' Joans : 

Raters William Sumner 
John Gapen 
William Robenson 

Baliffe Thomas Andrews Sen' 

( Steven Minott 

Supervisors of the heigh wayes < John Blackman 

(^Anthony Gulliford : 

The same day it was voted that M' Pole is to keepe the scoole 
vntill his yeare be ended which will be about the 20 (4) 166i 

Alsoe it was voted the same Day that the select [men] are to 
labour to p'vide a scoolmaister by that time that M' Poles yeare 
be ended : 

Alsoe the same day it was agreed and voted by the inhabitance 
of the towne that they would giue M*^ Mather one hundered pounds 
for the yeare 1660 : to be rated by p'portion ; as the last year§. 

The same day William Sumner and John Smith are appointed to 
veiw John Capens second devision and the second devision of that 
which was David Prise and alsoe to veiw the Country heigh way 
and the land that is to be alowed for the sayd heigh way and make 
returne to the select men. 

At the meeting of the select men the 10 (10) 1660 ther was a 
warent giuen to the Raters to leuie a Rate of 35^ vpon the inhabi- 
tance of the towne for the vse of the towne ; and also to make a 
Rate of 100^ for the payment of M' Mather. 

At the meeting of the select men the 14 : (11) 1660 Thomas 
Wisall had a bill giuen him to receiue of the Constable eighteene 
shillings and six pence in satisfaction for lost he sustained by rea- 
son of the lost of the prise of Indean Gome which he receiued for 
that which was due to the scoolmaister : 

The same day the returne of William Sumner and John Smith 
being appointed to veiw the second Revision that was Dauid Prises 
and second devision of John Capens vpon John Capens request for 
the excange of the sayd Prises lott with Capens lott they doe not 
see it Convenient for the towne to exchange it : 

Ensigne Foster did withdraw his hand from seting it to the 
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At the meeting of the select men the 14 (12) 1660 Richard 
Evans request 

The same day a warent giuen to the Constable to gather that 
which is due vnto M' Mather for the year 58 . . 4-9-9 
and for the yeare 59 5-0-3 

[136,] The same day the Constable is ordered that he should 
p'vide all those waigts and measures that are required by the law 
that are not yet p'vided out of the townfe Rate and to bring them 
vnto the select men : 

The towne Rate deliuered vnto Constable for the yeare 1660 was 
36^ 8- 6*. 

At the meeting of the select men the 11 (1) 1660 or 166i : Nic- 
olas Lawrence requested a plott of land to build a house near the 
Crecke : 

The same day the select men appointed to rune the line betwixt 
Dorchester and Roxburie and the line betweene Dorchester and 
Deddam the men appointed for this worke were Richard Leads or 
one of his sonne William Robenson and Nicolas Clap and Laurence 
Smith : and to Run the line betweene Dorchester and Brantrey they 
appointed : Robert Badcocke Anthony Gulliford and Thomas Swift 
iu' to doe that worke 

The names of such as are appointed to view the fence in the 
common Corne feilds for this yeare 1661 : 

Impri for the Neck of land \ ^!^ ^"^ ^,^^^^ 
*^ ( Nicolas Clapp 

The feild at the North side of ( Samuel Wadsworth 

William Daniels ( William Daniel 

The f end behind M'^ Stoughton | "^^^^^^ ^^^ads 

° ( Praiseuer Turner 

The feUd behind Mr. Mather { G^^^f^y^^^^^^^^ 

behind Enoch Wiswall { J°^° Wilcocke 
( Isaac Joans 

behind T1k,„»Bm{J;S?^B-P^'3' 

The great lotts from Daniel Prestons soe round > Edward Brecke 

westward soe f arr as the widdow Pope's lott ) Richard Hall 
Therestofthegreatlotts{TJomasToln.an 

At the meeting of the select men the 13 (3) 1661 Thomas 
Mekings John Smith and Richard Hall are appointed vpon the 
penaltie of fine shillings ofireach man to lay out and marke or 
stake out the way from the Country heigh way by the meeting- 
house at Vnquetie through John Gills land and Robert Redmans 
land that is to Run to the blue Hills : and to make Retume vnto 
the select men by the one and twentieth day of this p'sent moneth. 

The same day ther was giuen warent vnto the Bailiffe to take 
by distresse or other wise 33' of Steven Minott for 22 Rod of de- 



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fectiue fence of his in the feild hehind M*** Stoughtons : p'vided he 
doe not make it aafflcient 21 day of this p'sent moneth. 

The same day Isaac Joans was appointed to pay Lawrence 
Smith seaven shillings and six pence out of the towne Rate for his 
Runing of the Line. 

The same day the select men ordered that the veiwers of the 
Necke of land shall keepe the gate in snflScient Repaire from time 
to time vntill all the corne be Caried away and they are to be payd 
for it out of the towne Rate. 

[136.] The retume of John Smith, Thomas Mekings and 
Richard Hall the 21 (3) 1661 : we haue layd out and staked the 
way two rodd and halfe broad from the meeting house at vnquetie 
from John Gills land and Robert Redmans land to John Fennos 
house leading to the way to the Blue Hills : 

At the meeting of the select men the tenth day of Jun 1661 : 
William Robenson Thomas Trott and the rest of the neighbours 
ther desired that the way from the riuer vnto the Country heigh 
way might be layd out. 

The same day Edwarde Wyatt and Robert Spun* came to the 
select men and demaunded satisfaction for land that is taken away 
from them by meanes of the Country heighway. 

The same day the select men did appoint William Robenson and 
Roger Billinge to veiw and stake or marke the wayes that are in 
Squantoms Necke and to make retume vnto the select men by the 
tenth day of the first moneth next. 

At a meeting of the select me [n] the 28 (4) 1661 : ordered 
that Richard Leeds and Richard Hall shall doe within seauen dayes 
stake a sufllcient Cart wa}^ by the northeast end of the great lotts 
from the beach by Edward Breckes to the smelt riuer which sayd 
way is to be one rod and halfe broad and make returne of the same 
(to the select men) vnder their hands vpon penalty of six shillings 
eight pence to be taken by distresse in default and neglect thereof. 

We haue layd out a high way from the beach through Edward 
Brecke his meddow following the Railes and the stone wall a Rod 
and halfe wide and soe along the end of the great lotts vnto smelt 
brooke Crecke according to warent : June 29 : 1661. 

Richard Leeds his marke o| ) 

Richard Hall 

[137.] Wheras the Inhabitants of Dorchester haue formerly 
ordered Consented and agreed that a Rate of Twentie pound p* ann 
shall issue and be payd by the sayd Inhabitants and there heires 
from and out of a Certaine porcon of land in Dorchester Called 
Tomsons Hand for and towards the maintenance of a schoole in 
Dorchester aforsayd. And that vppon experience it is found to be 
a matter of great labour and difllcultie to collect the sayd rent 
from soe many severall p*sones as ought to paye the same accord- 
inge there seuerail p'portions the p'sones that haue title to land in 
the sayd Hand and who therfore ought to pay the sayd rent, beinge 
noe lesse in number than six score or theraboute, And inasmuch as 
the sayd rent of Twentie pound when it is duly Collected and payd 
is not of it selfe sufi^tient maintenance, for a schoole without 
some addic5n thervnto For the augmentinge therf or of the sayd 



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rent and to the intent that the same may hencforth be more 
readily eoUected and payd It is heerby ordered and all the p'sent 
Inhabitants of dorehester aforsayd Whose names are heervnto sub- 
scribed doe for themselues and there heires heerby Covenant con* 
sent and agree that from henceforth the said Hand and all the ben- 
efitt and p'^fitts therof and all there right and Intrest in the same 
shallbe wholy and for euer bequeathed and given away from them- 
selues and their heires vnto the Town of Dorchester aforesayd for 
and Towards the maintenance of a f ijee schoole in Dorchester afor- 
sayd for the instructinge and Teachinge of Children and youth in 
good literature and Learninge. And to the intent that the better 
maintenance for a free schoole as is heerby intended may arise 
from and out of the sayd Hand It is therefore the mynd of the p'sent 
donoures that the sayd Hand shall from tyme to tyme be lett, 
assigned and set ouer by the Inhabitants of Dorchester for the 
time beinge or theire agents for such yearlie rent or rents as shall 
in Comon Estimation amount to the full value of the sayd Hand. 

And to the intent that the godly intentions of the p'sent donoures 
may not be frustrated or disapoynted nor the free schoole heerby 
intended suffer any p'uidice or damage by insuffitient tenante or 
Tenants to the sayd Hand, or through none payment of the rent 
that ought to be payd for the same It is heerby ordered and the 
p'sent donoures doe hearby declare that it is there mynd that the 
sayd Hand shalbe lett assigned and sett Ouer only to such Tenant 
or Tenants as shall by land or otherwise suflStiently secure the 
payment of the rent therof for the vse and behoofe of the schoole 
as aforesayd in such manner and forme and at such time and tymes 
of payment as shalbe agreed vppon b}^ and betweene the inhabi- 
tants of Dorchester or there agents one the one p'tie and the sayd 
Tenant or Tenannts on the other p'tye. 

And for avoydinge the Trouble that myght arise in collectings 
and gatheringe the same Rent by to great a Multitude ofTennante 
that ought to pay the same, and to the intent that [138.] that the 
rents which shalbecome due for the sayd Hand may be the better 
and the more redylie Collected and payd it is heerby ordered and 
declared that the sayd Hand shall neuer be lett out to soe many 
tenannts as shalbe aboue tenn in number at once. 

In witness whereof the p'sent Inhabitants have heervnto sub- 
scribed ther names the Seaventh day of the Twelfth moneth in 
the yeare 1641. 

Memorand. that before the subscribinge of these p'sents the 
donours aforsayd did further agree and declare that it was and is 
there mynd and true intencons that if at any tyme ther shall 
happen and fall out a vacancie and want of a schoolmaster by 
meanes of death or otherwis, yet the rents and p'fitts ishuingo 
and arisinge of the sayd Hand shalbe converted and applied only 
to and for the maintenance and vse of the schoole either by 
augmentinge the stipend for a schoolmaster or otherwise but not 
for any other vse. 

Israel Stoughton George Proctor 

Richard Mather Richard Hawes 



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City Dooument No. 9. 



George Minott 
Henry Withington 
John Glouer 
Katha : Duncan 
Thomas Hawkins 
Tho : Clarke 
John Holman 
Nathaniell Fatten 
Humfrey Atherton 
Thomas Makepeace 
Henry Wright 
Christopher Gibson 
John Phillips 
John Wiswall 
John Capen 
Joane Capen Weddow 
William Blake 
Nicho : Butler 
Nicholas Vpsall 
Thomas Swift 
Thomas Wiswall 
Thomas Dickerman 
Roger Clap 
Joseph Famworth 
Hopestill Foster 
William Clarke 
Michael Wiles 
John Pears 
Nicholas Clapp 
John P Pope 
John Farnham 
Barnabas Fawer 
Thomas H Andrews 

Richard Baker 
John Maudelsy 



Augustene Clement 
Henrie Waye 
John Smith 
David Sellecke 
Bray Wilkins 
Geo. Weekes 
Jeffrey Turner 
John Pearce 
M' Warham 
Andrew Pitcher 

his 

William X Lane 

mark 

Thomas Jones 
Jonas Humffrey 

Edmunde \/V Munings 

mark 

James Bate 
George Dyer 
Rob* Howard 
John Grenaway 
£dward Brecke 
Richard Collacott 
Jeremy Howchin 
Thomas Tilstone 
John Holland 
Thomas Millit 
AUice the wyfe of ) 
Richard Jones ) 
Nathanael Wales 
John Rigbye 
Robert Deeble 
Edward Clap 
Willi Sumner 

The lign of 

John O HiU 
Clement Toplif 



[139.] At the meeting of the select men the 9 (7) 1661 they 
did order and appoint George Procter to repaire the Defects of 
the pound and to p'vide a locke for the doore and to keepe the 
pound repaired from time to time and what charge and Cost he is 
at about the pound he shall be payd out of the towne Rate and 
they doe appoint him to keepe the key of the pound doore and 
that he shall haue for it one penny the head not exceeding six and 
if aboue six at a time half e a penny the head ; and not to lett out 
any Catell or swine ynlesse the parties be agreed : 

Memo when the twone Rate is to [be] made they must remeinber 
to make the Rate so great that they may pay foure pounds for the 
laying out of the land that was giuen for the vse of the ministry 
which was 400 acres : and for the fine hundered acres to the non- 
commoners : and for forty shillings that Leiutenant Fisher had for 
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The same day they ordered that Leiutenant Clap and Ensigne 
Foster should ae the shingling of the meeting house repayred and 
what other timber worke that doth want repairing about the 
house : 

Alsoe William Blake is appointed to wame Thomas ^Andrews to 
daube the meeting house or else to take the fines that is due for 
not traininge of him. 

At the meeting of the select men the 11 (9) 1661 : M*^" 
Stoughton came to the select men to haue to be p^pounded vnto 
the towne that shee might haue her Deuision layd out in the 
500 acres that was giuen vnto noncommoners : Mo that the town 
chuse Commissioners for the towne to end smale causes : 

The Constables account for Bates 1660 taken the 11 : (9) 1661 : 

The Country Rate was 63 . 11 . 

The towne was 86 • 8 • 6 

for 45 law bookes 5 . 12 . 6 



105 . 12 . 



Creditor as followeth 

payd the treasurer for rates and bookes • • . 65 • 2 . 2 

I* to M' Pole for scoole 25 . . 

r to Leuitenant Clap and Ensigne Foster as depnties 1 . 16 . 

r to William Blake Record 1.0.0 

r to Lawrence Smith for three days runing of the line 00 . 7.6 

V for one bushell and half e a pecke . . • . 0.4.6 

V for earring of pay for law bookes . . • . 0.4.0 
I* for warning the towne . . . . . 0.3.0 

P a ioirny to Dedham 0.1.6 

r to Thomas Wiswall as remainder for his sonnes 

scooliuge . 18 . 6 

r to Leiutenant Clap as deputie . . . . 1.0.0 

I* to Ensigne Foster the same . . . . . 18 . 

r to Thomas Swift for exspenses • • • • • 12 . 

97 . 7.2 

r to Thomas Swift Ju' for killing a woolfe . . 1.0.0 

r two law bookes to the towne and Constable • • 0.5.0 

I*: 15 bookes returned 1 . 17 . 6 



100 . 9.8 

V payd to Decon Capen for the towne . . . 0.5.0 

V payd to Robert Badcocke Anthony GuUif ord and 
Thomas Swift for running the linne betweene 

Brantrey and Dorchester 0.7.6 

P alowance for wares land 6* and for Daniel Fisher 9* 
in consideration of lost by fire and soe to Steven 
Minot 2' in regard of his lost by fire . . • 0.3.3 
P 1" which was to be alowed for M' Joans rate . . 1.0 
Soe ther is due from Constable Isaac Joans to 
ballace his account the 11 (9) 1661 the sum of • 4.4.1 



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108 Cnr Dooumemt No. 9. 

for the Country and towne Bates Isaac Joans dis- 
chai-ged the aboae sayd 4 . 4 • 1 . the 9 (12) 1662 

[140.] At the generall towne meetmg the 2 (10) 1661 : the 
officers the officers that were Chosen for the yeare ensoinge 
Selectmen Leiutenant Clap 
Ensigne Foster. 
M' Patten 
M' Joans 
William Sanmer 
Raters Kichard Baker 

William Robeson 
John Minott 
Bailiffe William Turner 
Supervisors of the high wayes aboue the mill and on the north 
side of the mill Thomas Swift Ju' 

Thomas Trot 
Clement Maxfeild 
Samuel Clap : 
The Commissioners then chosen to end smale causes in the 
towne of Dorchester were Leiutenant Clap Ensigne Foster and M' 
Joans. 

The same day it was voted that William Sumner and William 
Robenson were apointed to lay out away betweene Dedham and 
Naponsett mill and they are to bring ther returne to the selectmen 
by the tenth day of the next moneth they are to give warning to 
Dedham and apoint a day and to ioine with them. 

It was voted the same day that they would haue a scoole maister 
in the towne. 

It was voted the same day by the inhabitants of the towne that 
they would haue M' Poole to be the scoolemaister for the yeare 
ensuinge : 

The same day it was voted that the towne would giue M' Mather 
100' to be Rated by eq[uall p'portions vpon the inhabitants with 
M'^ f enns f arme and M™ Glouers farme the inhabitants of vnquatie 
excepted. 

At the meeting of the select men the 9 (10) 1661 : the select 
men did Couenant with M' Poole' to kecpe scoole for the ensuinge 
yeare to begine the 23*^ day of this 10"^ moneth and the selectmen 
hath p'mised him for his worke 25' for this yeare. 

The same day the select men did appoint that the Raters should 
make a Rate of 100* for M' Mather and a Rate of 20^* for the 
towne ; by the 

At a towne meeting the 16 (1661 :) the vote was that the select 
men of Dorchester should veiw the heigh way from the landing 
place by Thomas Tilstones and the new brige or Contrey heigh 
way leading to the mill and to determine the breadth and Course 
of it : and it was voted affirmatiuely. 

The same day the question was whether all the land in p'priety 
in Dorchester shall be Rated to the towne Rate and ministrey for 
the future ; It voted affirmatiue that it should. 
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Dorchester Town Begords. 109 

in the 500 acres ginen VDto the non^commoners ypon the penaltie 
of 5' for euery tree ther felled : 

[141.] The Eate for the ministry the yeare 1661 : was 100* 5" 
1^ the towne Rate for the yeare 1661 was 25* 00 3 : 

7 (11) 1661 Ypon the request of seuerall of the inhabitance of 
Dorchester for to erect a vilage at Pole plaine or ther abouts It 
was voted that the towne of Dorchester was willing to grant 
sufficient land at the place afore sayd (if it be ther) to accomodate 
twentie or thirtie families if soe many appeare sufficient to Gary 
on Church and Commonwealth worke and that the p'pound ther 
tearmes and agree with such as the towne shall appoint for that 
end: 

Voted the same day that the parties desiringe the village afore 
sayd reps^ire to the select men in Conuenient time and p'pound 
ther termes and the selectmen are desired to attend the same and 
p'pose it to the towne for full Confirmation. 

10 : 1 : 166j- wheras there is three pounds dew to goodman 
mead for the bell ringing and cleansing the meetting house, and 
not sufficient in the towne rate to pay him at present M' patten 
did promise to pay goodman mead twenty sixe shillings and eight 
pence, and ensigne foster to pay the rest and both to bee allowed 
out of the next towne rate : which said three pound was paid 
goodman mead and by his order in the rate gathered in 1662 by 
Jams minott constable. 

The same day William Pond was Chosen to scale waights and 
measures in Dorchester and the Constable to p'sent hha to a 
maiestrate to take his oth 

Alsoe fence viewers : 

{Richard Withington 
John Willcocke 
William Daniels 
Thomas Swift 
Samuel Picher 
■M-riB G+^«^K+^**« f Amiel Weekes 
^^*^^^*^^{ Steven Minott 

I Thomas Modesley 
Enoch Wiswall ( Joseph Holmes 

M' Mather i timothy Mather 
M. Matner < ^^1^^^^ p^^^j 

Thomas Lake 

William Blake 

John Blackman 



W" Blake 



Richard Baker 

port 

Richard Leads 



Thomas Bird I mi. t». j 

I Thomas Bird 

on ««*« i.x*f« i Richard Baker 

20 acre lotts | ^^^^^^^ Dauenport 

great lotts from Daniel Prestons vnto popes lott j jihn^mith^ 
The three commissioners appointed to end smale Causes in Dor- 

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110 Cmr DoGtJM£i9T Nck 9. 

Chester haue agreed and appointed to meet for the hearing of 
Causes if any appeare on these dayes following viz : the first sixt 
day in the Second moneth the first sixt day in the fifth moneth the 
first sixt day of the eight moneth the first sixt day of the elenenth 
moneth, and the place of meetinge to be at Thomas Swifts sen' : 

Dated the 10 (1) 166^ 

The 5 (3) 1662 at a generall towne meeting it was voted 
whether Athony Fisher should have foure ponnds alowed out of 
the towne rate for killing of six wolues the vote was afiSrmatiue ; 

The 24 (3) 62 ther was a warent ginen vnto the Bailife to take 
by distresse or otherwise the fines of those that had defectiae 
fence in the great Lotts. 

[142.] At a meeting of the select men the 9 (4) 1662 : M^ 
Minott request for a way to the meddow that lies by the peny 
ferry. 

Memod to take order for the repairing of the heighway betwene 
naponsett mill and Dedham: 

Vpon a motion made by leintenant Joshua Fisher of Dedham to 
rent the meddows which are in Dorchester neare Dedham bounds 
aboue Dedham: 

It is ordered by the select men the 9 (4) 1662 ; that William 
Sumner and Ensigne Capen or either of them haue by this order 
power and are desired to bargaine with afore sayd Leiutenant 
Fisher for as many parsells of meddow and for what prise and pay 
they shall iudg meet ; and if the afore sayd Fisher will not giue 
what in reason they iudg meet : then they to take ther best Chap- 
man only they are to agree or bargaine from yeare to yeare and 
they shall be payd for ther paines out of towne rate. 

Att the meeting of the select [men] the eighth day of Septem- 
ber 1662 : they intreated and appointed Captaine Clapp and M' 
Patten to spe^e with M'*" Stoughton about the laying out of her 
ffarme that it might be effected forthwith. 

The same day ther was a warent giuen vnto Thomas Tolman 
and Enoch wiswall constables for the yeare 1661 that they should 
bring in ther accounts of the Hates that were deliuerd vnto them 
the 19 (7) 62 vnto the selectmen. 

The same day the select men did admitt Robert Searle to be an 
inhabitant in the towne of Dorchester : 

The same day ensigne Capen and W™ Blake seni' were apointed 
to speake to leitt* william Clarke and demand a barrell of powder 
of him or pay for that barell which he sold out of the townes 
stock and make retume the 19 day of this Instant to the select 
men. 

The same day the select men did appoint the Captaine and the 
leiutenant and the Ensigne to take Care and charge of the Amu- 
nation that is the house of m'^ Atherton and to remoue it to 
some conenient place for the vse of the towne. 

Mem5 to p' pound vnto the generall towne Meeting whether they 
would haue the 400 acres of land giuen for the maintenance of 
ministry of Dorchester and Vnquetie deuided : 

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DORGHESTEB ToWN BeCOBDS. ^^^'^l ' ** ** ^ J" 

^4i*^' ' ' ' • > 

I* some order to be taken to gett the Rates that are due froti 
M'^ Stoughtons farmers : 

Wheras ther was an order giuen to Thomas Tolman and Enoch 
Wis wall Constables for the j^eare 1661 that they should bring in 
ther accounts of the Bates they receiued : vnto the selectmen the 
9 (7) 62 : Thomas Tolman cames vnto the select men the 10 (9) 
62 : and by reason Enoch Wiswall did not appear therfore ther 
could noe account be giuen therfore the select men doth lay the 
penaltie of 13" 4** vpon Enoch Wiswall for his neglect and [143.] 
And doe further order the afore sayd Thomas Tolman and Enoch 
Wiswall to bring in ther accounts vnto the select men the 25 day 
of this present moneth by nine of the clocke in the morning at the 
house of Captaine Claps vpon the penaltie of 20" a peice if they 
neglect: dated the 10 (9) 62: 

10 (9) 62 : the select men did appoint Enoch Wiswall to gett 
the glasier to repaire the wi[nJddows of the meetinghouse before 
the 25 day of the 9™ 62 and pay the glasier and to be paj'd againe 
the next towne Rate, which if he doe the former penalty of 13" 
4** shall be remitted. 

At the meeting of the select men the 25 (9) 1662 the Constables 
Thomas Tolman and Enoch Wiswall gaue ther accounts of the 
Rates they receiued the yeare 1661 : 

The towne Rate was 25. 0. 3 

Imp'mis payd M' Poole — 10. 0. 

r to Robert Pond for killing a Wolfe . . . 1. 0. 

I* to Georg Badcocke for killing a Wolfe . . 1. 0. 

r to Robert Redman for alowance of land taken \ n 17 6 

away by his house for a heighway . . . j 

r to John Gill for the like 0. 8. 6 

I* to Nicolas George for exspenses of the Raters ) 8 

when they made the Rates . . . . ) 

V to John Capen for worke aboute the meeting) o 16 8 

house .....•..) 

r to the glasier 0. 13. 

r to David Joans 0. 1. 6 

r to William Blake for Recording . . . . 1.0.0 

P to Liutenant Hutson 8. 0. 2 

P to Captaine Clap 0. 18. 

P to Leiutenant Foster as due from the towne • 2. 3. 10 

P to Nicolas Clap and Joseph Leeds for runigthe) n 15 

line j 

P to Robert Sanders for wood . . . . 0. 9. 11 

P to Deacon Wiswall in parte for laying out the ) q 7 14 

land on both sides the riuer . . . .J 

P to Enoch Wiswall for glasiers diet . . . 0. 5. 

P for Carring of Corne to Leaitenant Hutson and ) 5 

to the glasier . . . . . . .J 

P to Thomas Swift 1.0-0 



At the generall towne meeting the 1 (10) 1662 
were Chosen for the yeare ensuing were 



25. 9. 5 
the officers that 



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112 Crrr Document No. 9. 

Selectmen Captaine Clap . ^^^ ^jfi^ 
Leiutenant Foster '''''^' 
William Sumner ^ 
M' Joans 
John Minott 

Eaters Seriant Hall 

Seriant James Blake 
William Pond 

Bailiffe John Blackman 

Supervisors of the heighways William Robenson 

Thomas Bird 

It was voted that if any doe neglect the making of ther way at 
the necke of land vpon dew warning he shaU pay one shilling to be 
leuied by distresse : for euery foots defect 

The same day it was voted that the would giue M' Mather 95^ 
for the yeare past and vntili Januari next and vnto M' Stoughton 
25^ vntili Januari next both sums to be rated vpon the towne by 
p'portion. 

[144.] At thegenerall towne meeting the 1 (10) 1662 Nicolas 
Clap Constable was appointed to se the windows of the meeting 
house mended, and to p' vide lids or window leaues for the win- 
dows and to pay the glasier and for making of the lidds or window 
leaues and he to be payd againe out of the next towne Rate and 
it was further ordered and voted that the Constables from time to 
time to Doe that worke from time to time and to bringe it vpon 
account from time to time. 

The same day it was Voted that the towne would giue Beniamine 
Tuchel fine pounds : to be payd out of the next towne Rate : 

The same day Ensigne Capen did testifie that Henry Merifeild 
and his sonne did fell ten trees in the 500 acres that was la} d out 
for the non Commoners : and alsoe the same day Thomas Bird did 
testifie that Jc^hn Plumb did conf esse to him that he did fell eight 
trees in the 500 acres layd out for the non-commoners : and that 
the select men should take order for the getting of the fines of these 
aboue sayd. 

The same day it was voted that noe man should take ofTe or 
Cary away any wood from the 500 acres laid out for the non-Com- 
moners vpon the penaltie of three shillings foure pence for euery 
load without order from the select men. 

The same day Captaine Clap Leuitenant Foster and William 
Sumner were ordered appointed and intreated to seeke out a place 
or places for a Farme that was giuen by the generall Court in leiue 
of Tomsons Hand 

The same day it was voted, ordered and appointed that 
William Sumner and John Capen and they are to acquaint M' 
Stoughton and lay out his Farme and make ther retume and if M' 
Stoughton please he may chuse an other man to ioine with them. 

The same day it was voted that the 400 acres giuen for the main- 
tenance of the ministry for Dorchester and Unquety should with 
the Common swamp to be deuided and Captaine Clap and Ensigne 
Capen are ordered and appointed to doe that worke and make ther 
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Dorchester Town Becords. 113 

The same day it was voted and ordered that John Minott should 
be in the place of Maior Atherton to ioine with Captaine Clap 
Leuitenant Foster and William Sumner to lay out the Farme giuen 
by the towne for the scoole in Dorchester. 

[145.] The same day it was voted that those that doe neg- 
lect to come to the repairing of the heigh wayes being lawfully 
warned if a teame vpon the penaltie of six shillings and eight 
pence, if a man neglect and come not being lawfully warned vpon 
the penalty of two shillings for euery day and if any send any 
vnder sixteene yeares of age he is not to be accepted but he that 
sent him to be liable to pay 2' for his neglect. 

The same day it was voted and ordered that seriant Hall was 
appointed and impowered to p'secute those that are or haue hen 
M'^ Stoughtons Farmers that haue not pay ther p'portions as they 
wer Rated for the vse of the ministry in Dorchester. 

At the meeting of the selectmen the 8 (10) 1662 : they ap- 
pointed the Raters to make a Rate of 120^ for the maintenance of 
the ministry and alsoe a Rate of 60^ : for the vse of the towne : 

The same day ther was a warent giuen vnto the Raters to make 
these Rates aboue sayd : 

The same day ther was a warent vnto the Bailiffe to gather 
those fines of those p'sons that felled those trees in the 500 acres 
that was reserued for the non Commoners : 

The Country Rate that the Constable is to gather for the year 
1662 was 63-17-9. paid the treasur' 62-9-4 rest dew to the towne 
to bailee 1-8-5 

The towne Rate Committed to the Constable M' James Minott 
is 50^ 14" 

The aboue twenty eight shillings 5*^ the balance of the acount 
of Nicolas clap constable was allowed him for what hee had paid 
the glasier and other worke done to the meeting house when he 
was constable : — 

At the meeting of the select men the 12 (11) 1662: Phillip 
Edwards was admitted to be an inhabitant in the towne of Dor- 
chester : 

The same day ther was a warnt giuen unto the Constable Nico- 
las Clap to take by distresse or other wise fine shillings of John 
Willcocke for felling of a tree in the Commons : 

V M' Stoughton alowed for the p'sent timber for ground sells of 
his house in the 500 acres layd out for the non-comoners 

The towne of Milton is to pay for the laying out of the 200 
acres of land that was giuen for the vse of the ministry ther : 17* 
4** and for the heigh way that doth run through Robert Redmans, 
land 9' and 16" to Anthony Fisher for wolues all which sums the 
select men doth appoint Robert Redman to receiue. 

At the meeting of the select men the 9 (12) 1662 : and they did 
order that John Fenno should haue 16' for land that was taken 
away of his by reason of the heigh way that runs to the blew hills 
to be payd out of the next towne Rate. 

The same day Daniel Eliers came to the select men and in- 
treated to be an inhabitant in Dorchester ; the selectmen would not 
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man or men to be boond to secure the towne of him, or to be in 
couenant for one yeare with some honest man : 

John Plombs fine for felling of trees in the 500 acres is respited 
vntil the meeting of the towne. 

[146.] at the meeting of the selectmen the 9 (12) 1662 the 
fence viewers appointed were 

for the necke of Land 



behind M*** Stoughton 



^ James Blake 
Samael Clap 
Richaitl Baker 
Richard Withington 

bebtod Enoch Wl,w,ai J^jS^ 

behMWim.»,Bl.k. }J^Z^ 
b.U.dTho:BM}JS.r£;. 

great lot from Daniel Prestons ) Steven Minott 
vnto Thomas Tolmans house ) Samuel Rigbey 
from Thomas Toluians ) Thomas Tolman 
vnto the Riuer — j Thomas Tiistone 

The 13 (12) 62 : ther was a warent giuen the Constable to take 
the penaltie of Robert Stiles that is in the order conseming, in- 
mates and soioumers that are intertained into any mans house 
without lisence from the select men. 

At the meetinge of the select men the 9 (1) 1662 or 63 : they did 
apoint and in treat and impower William Sumner, William lUake 
Ju'^ and Richard Hall to veiw and lay out a highway to the great 
fresh marsh from the Country heigh way ; and to make returne by 
or befor the first of the third moneth next : 

The same day William Blake Ju' and Amiel Weekes did desire 
that the select men to p'pound vnto to the towne whther they 
will haue the way continued from Clement Topley vnto Country 
heigh way. 

memor. whether the towne would grant M' Poole to take 200 of 
Railes in the 500 acres : layd out for the non-commoners : 

The same day the select men did order ihtreat and impower 
willia Sumner John Capen and nicolas Clap to lay out a wa}'^ from 
the beginning of the lane that Runs through that land that was M*^ 
Ludlows to Riin to the Conntrary high way as way soe to goodman 
goads : the way to be two Rod broad and to make ther Returne by 
the 1 (3) next : 

Memord. that M' Stoughtons Request to haue his p'portion in 
the 500 acres that is laid out for the non commoners. 

r William Blake Ju' his request for satisfaction for land that is 
taken from him by reason of the Country heigh way. 

[147.] At the meeting of the towne the 11 (1) 1662 or 1663 : 
Richard Baker and James Humfrey were Chosen Constables for 
the yeare ensuinge. 



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DORCHESTEB ToWN EeCORDS. 115 

F the same day Captaine Clape Leuitenant foster and william 
Sumner were Chousen Commissioners to end smale Causes in Dor- 
chester : 

The same, day Captaine Clap and Liuitenant Foster were chosen 
Deputies for the yeare Insuinge : 

The same day at the request of M' Poole the towne did giue him 
libertie to haue two hundered of Railes in the 500 acres layd out 
for the non-Commoners : 

r it was voted that Joseph long had libertie to take ten trees 
for the building of a house : in the 600 acres layd out for the non- 
commoners : 

r the towne did remit the fines of Henry merifeild John Plumb 
and John Wilcocke for felling of trees in that parsell of land. 

At the meeting of the select men the 11 (3) 1663 : John Phillips 
of Boston came to the selectmen and desired of them that the 
late devissions drawne by William Hobenson of Dorchester might 
be recorded In the towne booke vpon the sayd Phillips pame and 
as his right but the select men vnderstanding of some difference 
betweene him and william Roben^n about the sayd lands the 
select men saw no reason to record the same as was desired vntill 
the sayd difference were Issued. 

William Sumner was Chosen Clarke of the trained Company the 
15«^ (4) 1663 : 

The 10 (6) 63 ther was a warent giuen to the Baliffe for the 
leuiing of 19" 6* of Steven minott for defectiue fence against the 
feild on the south side of M'*' Athertons house and 3' 9* of Ursula 
Baten. 

Edmund Bowker debter to the ministers Bate for severall yeares 
Imp'mis for the year 1658 0-2-0 

P for the yeare 1659 1-5-0 

P for the yeare 1660 1-5-0 

P for the yeare 1661 0-10-0 

P for the yeare 1662 

for his owne estate and for the mill . . . • • 1-13-2 

A warentie giuen to the Constable Eichard Baker the 24 (6) 
1663 : for the leuiiog and taking of the aboue sayd sumes by dis- 
tresse or otherwise : 

Ther were three warents giuen to the Bayliflfe the 15 (7) 63 to 
take by Distresse or otherwise the fines that were due for defectiue 
fence vidz. in the great lotts the necke of land and in the feild be- 
hinde M' Stoughtons house. 

[148.] An account of the towne Rate made in the yeare 1662 
gathered by M' James minott constable the rate 

H. ■. d. 

is 50-14-00 



And the said Rate disposed of as f olloweth 
Imp" paid M' pole in parte of his scoole wages 
Itm to the deacons for Edmund brownes child 
P to Anthony Fisher for wolues killing . 
P to M' Blake for Recording . 
I* to beniamin Twitchill as giuen by the towne 
P to Capt. clap & leift. Foster as deputyes 



15-00- 
03-10-00 
04-00-00 
01-00-00 
05-00-00 
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Cmr Document No, 9. 



V to willyam Bumner senP for a wolf killing . • 01-00-00 
I* to goodman mead for the meeting houae, (.61. (.62.) 06-00-00 
r to leift Fisher for towne plott .... 02-00-00 
P to Deacon wiswall for soe mach paid for the towne 

for measuring towne land 04-00-00 

r samuell procter for chardges about the pound . 00-12-00 

r to William turner for labor for the towne w" baylife 00-02-08 
1^ to nicolas clap to pay the glasier and other 

chardges about the meetting house . . . 03-00-00 

I* to nicolas Georg for Bates expenses . . . 00-O7-00 

r to goodman swift part of select mens exspenses • 01-00-00 

V to John Capen senio' for Redman dew from the 
towne Renewing ffor land taken of Redmans for a 

highway 00-02-08 

This account taken the 9^ of 9^ mo : 1663 : . . 50-00-04 
The selectmen allowed the constable fine shillings 
and two pence for losses by some men not paying 00-05-02 

50-05-06 

Rent due to towne 00-08-06 

Reconed with good wife swift this 9 (9) 1663 and 

dew to her for expenses this yeare the sum of 4"*-07-04 
At a meeting of the select men &c. 30: 9: 1663 

exspended 0-07-09 

paid by James minot of this some 0-8-6 . . 4-15-01 

rest due 4-07-01 

[149«] At a ginerall Towne meeting the 7th of the 10th mo. 
1663 It was put to Vote whether M' William Poole should be 
Chosen for to be Clarke of the wrights and Recorder for the Towne : 
The vote was affirmatiue. 

The day aboue said the Commite appointed for to lay out or 
deuid the 400 ackers of land giuen to the vse of the minestry of 
Dorchester and Melton made ther retume and the vote was whether 
Milton should haue that end next to the parallell-line and Dorches- 
ter the end next the riuer. The vote was afermatiu. 

The Day abouesaid It was voted that M' Mather shall haue 
fower score pounds paid to him for his worke in the minestry this 
last yeer which end the last of this p'sent month and Rate free to 
the minesters Rate. Alsoe that M' Stoughton shall haue fifty 
pounds and Rate free for his owne Estate vnto the Minesters Rate. 

The day aboue said it was Voted that Jn® Capen and William 
Sumner shall have full power for to lett and set the land appointed 
for the Scoole and alsoe the two hundred acrs laid out for the main- 
tenance of the minestry on Milton sid : at ther best descretion. 

The same day it was voted and granted that william Trescot 
should have an addition of eight foote of land to be taken in at 
the end of what he haue already taken in before the hous or land 
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DOBGHESTEB ToWN BeGOBDS. 117 

Selectmen. Captin Clapp Liftenat Foster M'. Joanes William 

Sumner John Minot. 
Raters Jn® Capen Danlell preston Lawrence Smith. 
Sapuisers of highways for the Towne. Will°*Robenson, Tho. Bird. 
Sup'uisor for the way to the neck James White. 

The day abouesaid M' Samuell Tory of Milton had granted vpon 
a petition of his six acrs of Fresh meddow on the south sid of 
Naponsett riuer aboue or about the blew hills vnto him and his 
heires or Asignes for euer : being granted by each p'ticuler p'prieter 
only two excepted. 

[160.] mo : 10 : 14 : 1663. 

At the meeting of the select men the 14 of the 10 month, 1663, 
this returne was made. 

We whose names are heere vnder written, being appointed to 
lay out a highway, from the Country highway, leading to the fresh 
marsh, we mett the 15 of the 1 mo : 1663, and lajd out two rods 
wide from the Cuntry high way, in breadth, by Vrsilla Battens 
pasture fence, to the brow of a hill, by a rock lying on the East 
side of the way, of the hill, and from ttience crossing ouer to the 
way that now is. 

William Sumner. 
BiCHABD Hall 
William Blake. 

The same day there was* a warrant granted for the making of 
three Rates one for the Ministery, one for the County, and one for 
the Towne. 

A second meeting of the select men. mo : 11. the 11. day. 1663. 
This day the Raters doe make returne to us of the 3 seuerall 
Rates aboue sayd 

namely a Rate for the ministry . . . . 130 - 5 - 

one Rate for the County 21-3-4 

one Rate for the Towne 40-3-1 



A 3 meeting of the Selectmen the 8 of the 12 month. 1663. 

The 6 : of the 5 : mo : 1663 vpon a meeting of the select men 
of Dorchester, and sundry of the Inhabitants of Dedham and 
Rocksbery, together with the Committee chosen by the Hon"^ County 
Court to consider of the difference betweene Dedham and Dorches- 
ter, about a Cartway betwixt the said Dedham and Dorchester ; for 
a finall issue, and according vnto further clayms by Dedham about 
the sayd way. 

It is proposed by the select men of Dorchester that there shall 
be layd out a Towneway through the lands of Dorchester, from 
the house of Edward Pason vnto the way that leads from Dedham 
to Naponsett mill ; in which sayd way now intended the Inhabi- 
tants of Dedham shall haue free liberty to pass to and from Ded- 
ham to Dorchester, in the sayd way, as Dorchester Inhabitants 



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may doe at any time, and this liberty to be, and is granted to 
Dedham and the Inhabitants thereof foreaer. 

This Bill presented to the Selectmen of Dedham December 81. 
1663, by Feeter Woodward ; the Select men concnrre with what is 
proposed, provided that it be expressed that the Inhabitiuits of 
Dedham haue liberty of a way by the house of Edward Pason, 
from the way that leads to Dorchester Mill, and that there may be 
a Record heereof in both Town books. 

By order of the selectmen 

Joshua Fisheb. 

This Retame of Dedham is consented to, by the Selectmen of 
Dorchester at thier Meeting this 8. day of the 12 month. 1663. 

[151.] The Country Rate, with the addition of an half Bate 
this yeare 1663. comes to 65-00-07 

which is to be payd, as folowetli, ynto the Treasurer, 

as by his Bill 56 - 19 - 10 

vnto Lieftenant Hudson .02-11-02 

vnto Captame Clap 23-6-:: 

vnto Lieftenant Foster :2-2-6 



64-19- 6 



The lA^ of the 9 mo : 1664. Richard Baker and James Hum- 
phreys brought in their Account for the aboue Rate, and are dis- 
charged for the same. 

At a gineral Towne meeting being orderly assembled the 7*** of 
the (l)6f it was put to the vote whether Quarter Master John 
Smith and William Robenson should be appointed to Joyn with 
some men of Boston a bout laying out of a high-way from Boston 
vnto the marsh Cros-ouer the pastuers. 

The Vote was afflrmatiue. 

The day aboue said It was p'posed to the towne viz to the 
p'prietors whether M' Stoughton should haue his hundered acres to 
be laid out on the north sid of the riuer namly beginning at the 
line of his hundred and fifty acres and soe to come downeward 
vnto the line soe fare forth as that land will extend, and what is 
wanting to take it next to his owne land on the South sid : And 
for the marsh on this Sid of the line viz in the old grant M' Stough- 
ton granting to accept of it for his deuissions and if his deuissions 
doe not take it all vp, then to abate soe much on the South Sid 
and if it fall short of his deuissions then to have it next his other 
land on the South sid 

The Vote was affermetiue. 

The same day ther was Chosen for a Committy William Sumner 
John Capen John Minot for to Ripen and p'pare matters for the 
laying out of the Common meddow in the fresh Marsh about the 
blew hils to apoint high ways and wheere to begin and other mat- 
ters that may Conceme that Bussines And also it was Voted the 
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for matter of pay whether the p'prietoi^s should not pay each man 
for his lot accordmg to the Charges that shall be requiset being 
p'portioned to each man by the Committy aboue said this being 
put to the Vote the vote was afTermatiue. 

This last order aboue said is by a uote repealled 

[152.] This Agreement made the. 1. day of the 2"^ month. 
1661. 

betweene William Blake, and Thomas Davenport. 

These men having land lying together on the Hill, west on thier 
houses, the sayd Thomas Davenport is to sett vp a sufficient fence 
betweene William Blake his land, and his owne, and to maintaine 
it for the space of 3 yeares after it is sett vp, and then William is 
to pay Thomas for one halfe, as two men shall iudge it worth ; and 
to maintaine the same foreuer ; and for performance heereof, we 
doe binde the several! lands, vnto the which the fence belongeth : 
Witness our hands, 1 the day and yeare aboue said. — The fence 
heere meant, is the middle fence which runneth East and West. 
Witnesses 
Samuel Jones William Blakb 

John Kingsley. Thomas Davenport 

Recorded at a meeting of the Select men the 14 of the i mo : 166J : 

p me William Pole Recorder. 

At a Towne meeting the 11 of the ( 1 mo :) The Free men chose 
to serue as thier Deputies, for the year ensuing Captaine Roger 
Clap, and Lieftenant HopestiU Foster. 

It was voted the same day, that Thomas Bird Senior should be 
exempted from being chosen as Constable for Dorchester, for the 
space of seuen years ensuing, in regard of much trouble and losses 
he sustained in the yeare when he was Bailiff, which he was con- 
tented to remit to the Towne. 

The same day Captaine Roger Clap, Lieftenant Hopestill Foster 
and William Sumner Se : were chosen Conunissioners to end small 
cases in Dorchester the year ensuing. 

Also the same day were chosen to serue as Constables for the 
Towne of Dorchester Laurence Smith and Clement Maxfild. 

[153.] At a generall Town meeting the 7"» of the (1. mo: 
1662) ^^ w*s put to the vote whether Quarter master John Smith, 
and William Robenson should be appointed to ioyne with some 
men of Boston, about la}ing out of a high way from Boston unto 
the marsh cross ouer the pastures. 

The vote was affirmatiue. 

The same day, William Sumner, Richard Leeds, and John 
Capen are desired and appointed to view a piece of land about the 
Clay pitts, desired by Enoch Wizall, and Frances Ball, and to 
make thier Returne to the Select men, at thier next meeting of the 
conveniency of the motion. 

Also the same day, William Sunmer, Richard Hall and William 
B^ake, are desired and appointed to lay out a way to the fresh 
mareh, from the end of the way formerly laid out by Richard 
Withington his land vnto the sayd marsh, in the most convenient 
place, and with the least preiudice to any man. 



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Also Lieftenant Hope-still Foster and William Sumner are em- 
powered for to procure some pikes for the vse of the Towne ; and 
for that end are granted liberty to contract with such as they see 
meet for some trees for shingle out of purgatory Swamp, either 
such as are already fallen, and ly subiect to wast, or others as 
they in thier prudence and discretion shall iudge meet. 

The same day being the 7th of the (1 mo :) It was voted and 
agreed vnto, between M^ William Stoughton, and the proprietors 
of the Common land, that M' Stoughton shall have all that Tract 
of land, aboue the .100. acres, which he hath for his Farme, vp so 
farre, as Dorchester hath any common land, lying on the north 
side of Naponsett riuer, between the riuer and Dedham line, ex- 
cepting the swamp, called Purgatory Swamp, and any meadow 
which may lie in this tract of land ; And this he shall haue in liew 
of all his Conmion rights, both his owne, or purchased within the 
precincts of Dorchester, on both sides the Riuer, the sayd 
M' Stoughton deliuering in, to the Proprietors a iust list of all the 
proprieties which he hath purchased. Only M' Stoughton is to 
haue in Purgatory Swamp 40 Acres, as his full part of that Swamp, 
and to be liable to any Towne order concerning that Swamp. Also 
it is to be vnderstood, that the place or extent of this praemen- 
tioned Grant, is, at the first crossing the riuer, by the line between 
Dedham and Dovchester. 

Voted, and consented vnto, on both parts and also that M' Pole 
shall record/this Agreement 

By order of me Select men at thier meeting the 14 day of the 
(l:mo: 166|) ^ 

Recorded by me William Pole Recorder. 

[164.] Atthe same meeting (being the 14 of the .1. mo : 1662) 
there was brought in, the Retume of a list from M' William 
Stoughton vnder his owne hand, of his severall Rights and pro- 
prieties in the Lands of Dorchester. 

March the 8, 166f 

A true List of the severall Rights in the Land yet vndiued, com- 
monly called the New Grant, made Dorchester, which did vpon the 
7 seventh of March, 166J belong vnto William Stoughton in every 
Division 

aerea qren. Pole. 

1 His owne originall Right 26-3-20 

2 M^ Makepeaces 13-0-06 

3 M^ Gilberts 9-1-28 

4 M" Knights 10-3-0 

5 Widow Smeads 03-0-8 

6,7 M"^ Jones's & Floods 09-3-20 

8,9 John Pope's & Whetcome's . . . 8-3-28 

10,11 Read's & Miller's 6-0-16 

12,13 M*^ Butler's & Dimmock's . . . 13-0-34 

14 Huchinson's 03-3-10 

15 Edmond Munnings 10-3-12 

16 M' Holman's to the quantity of 96 acres only. 

17 Richard Calacot's to the quantity of 111 Acres and 24 rod. 
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DOBCHESTEB ToWN BeCOBDS. 121 

them standing rpon my Father's booke. And in pursuance of the 
Agreement made betweene the Proprietors and my self, March the 
7.166f . I doe now glue in this account, as being exact, to the 
vtmost of my knowledge. And shall make good all the aboue 
mentioned Rights and proportions, so far forth as any Record, or 
bargaine of sale remaining with me concerning the Premises will 
amount vnto ; which 1 shall be ready at all times to acquaint the 
Proprietors with, and to produce on thier behalf. 

Witness my hand, the day and yeare first aboue written 

William Stoughton. 

[166.] 1664. 

Dorchester. At a Towne meeting the 1 of April, 1664. 

It was then to put to the vote, whether the Towne would sus- 
pend the choyce of Lawrence Smith from being Constable for this 
yeare. 

The vote was in the affirmative 

The same day Richard Leeds was chosen for to be a Constable 
for this yeere, and vntill another be chosen. 

The same day it was put to. vote, whether M' William Pole 
should continue teaching of Schoole, for future, as formerly, 
vntill this yeare shall be expired, which will be the first 2* day of 
December next, and then the Towne to consider* whether he shall 
continue teaching any longer, yea or no. — 

It was voted in the affirmatiue. 

The same day, there was granted vnto Nicholas Ellin, liberty 
to take 3. or 4. loads of timber out of the fine hundred acres 
toward the building of a Barne. 

The same day, it was proposed to the Towne ; whether they 
were willing to haue an Ordinary set vp some where about, or 
neere vnto the Meeting house. 

The vote was Negatiue. 

1664. 

[166.] At a meeting of the Select men^ April the 4, 1664 for 
Field viewers were appointed as followeth. 

^ 4.U XT ^1, f Richard Baker 
For the Neck I La^^^^ee Smith 

for the field behind M' Mather's { ^^Sim pSd"^ 

Behind Wllcook. jSa£h"lS 

On the hlU teUod M- Jo.™ { ^"^J^, 



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122 CjTY DocfUMENT No. 9. 

Great -Lotts from Daniel Frestons f Richard Hall 
to Tho : Tolemans • . . ( John Smith. 
From Th : Toleman's f Thomas Tilestone 
to the Biuer ( Samuel Robinson 

The Order of the Select men to the severall viewers. 

You are to take notice that yon are chosen by the Select men 
to be viewers for this yeare 1664, of the severall fences committed 
to your charge to view the same, and to present according to order 
the severall defects ; as also to see the gates sufficiently repaired, 
that Cattle may be kept off, and dammage for future prevented, 
and heereof to make a Returne to some of the select men on the 
12 of this Instant. 

By order of the Selectmen^ the 4*** of the 2 mon : 1664, 

William Pole Recorder. 

[167.] At a meeting of the Select men the 11'*' of the (5*** mo :) 
1664. 

Robert Stiles is presented for being defectiue in 18 Rod and half 
of fence belonmng to him at the 20 Acre Lotts, for which, by order 
he is to pay 1" 7" 9* But upon consideration had betweene the 
Select men, they doe remit it to 6" 8** provided that he repaire and 
make good his fence within six dayes folowing, for the which six 
sh : 8 pence a warrant is granted to the Constable to Recouer it by 
distress or otherwise. 

The same day, Raph Warner, and Thomas Narrowmoore are 
admitted for Inhabitants in the Towne of Dorchester. 

A meeting of the Select men, the 12*^ of the (7 mo :) 1664. 

Whereas there was a motion made by Nicholas Bolton vnto the 
Select men, for his wifes drawing and selling of Syder, we the 
Selectmen doe not approue of it. 

Upon a complaint made against Thomas Trott for defectiue 
Fence, the Select men gaue order for the repairing it. 

Ensigne Capen and William Sumner are appointed by the Select- 
men, to gett the burying place well and sufficiently to be fenced in, 
and are to demand of John Blake 20 shillings, giuen by his father 
in his last will and Testament to that end and vse. 

Item. It is ordered by the select men that the Constables doe 
bring in thier Accounts of the last years Rates at thier next meet- 
ing the seventh of October, 1664. 

The last 2 day in October is appointed by the Select men, for 
the calling of the proprietors togeither for the deviding of the Com- 
mon Medow adioyning to M' Stoughtons Farme, 

1664. 

[168«] At a Meeting of the Select men, the 14*^ of the 
(9 mo :) 1664. 

Th^ day the constables Richard Baker and James Humphrys 
for the yeer : 1663 brought in thier Accounts for the severall Rates 
committed to them. 
Imp. the Contry Rate, payd ") 65 7 

according to order . j * * * • do- - 7 



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123 



Item the County rate ) 

payd to M"" Ting, Treasurer of the County j 
vpon this Rate remaines due 

to the Towne 13 shillings 

the 15 pences. On the troopers 

being collected 
Item the Towne Rate • 
Payd as foloweth 
Imp'mis : Abated to William ) 

Blake ouerrated . . ) ' 

Ite to Goodman Mede for 1 

his service at the Meeting house J 
Ite to M' Mather, as part of ) 

what was due to him | 

Ite payd to Samuel Proctor 

for the Pound . j 

Ite. to Thomas Damport for 

wolf killing . . } * 
Ite. to Daniel Preston for) 

wolf killing . . ) 
Ite. to an Indian for wolf killing . 
Item to Goodm : Swift for expences 
Item payd vnto John Gill for ) 

land about the high way j 
Ite payd to John Fenno for the like 
Ite payd to Obadiah Swift ) 

for work about the Meting House J 
Ite Edward Martin !• alowed bee ) 

rated in milton . . j 

Item to M' Pole for the schoole rate 



21-1-3 



Reconed with good wife swift for the") 

yeare past this 14*^ day of the 9™* V . . . 03 - 00 - 00 

1664 and due to her the some of } 

of which is paid by Bro. James 'X 

Vmphrey constable as part of >- . . • .00-16-00 

this years chardges . ) 

rest due to chardges at the house . • . .02-04-00 
memod 8" 6* Deb' from James minot to be enquired after whether 
paid to goodwif e swift or not : 



. 40 - 3 - 1 



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1664. 

[169.] At a generall Towne Meeting the 5*^ of the (10 mo :) 
1664. 

It was put to vote whether M' Pole should continue teaching of 
schoole, in Dorchester, for the yeare insuing as he hath formerly. 
Voted in the Affirmatiue. 

The same day it was voted that the Towne did accept of the 
Selectmens Accounts for the last yeare past. 

The same day aboue sayd, It was voted, that M' Mather for his 
work in the Ministery shall haue fourscore and ten pounds ; and 



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M' Stoughton, forty pounds. And withall voted that thier Lands 
shall be rated 
The same day were chosen for the 
Select men f Capt : Clap C Will : Sumner 

< Lieft : Foster 4 Anth : Fisher Se : ' 
(^M' Joans (^ 

The same day chosen Raters f John Capen 

< John Mlnot 

(Richard Hall 
The day aboue sayd, chosen | Nicholas Clap. 
Surveyors of the high wayes ) Thorn : Damf ort. 

This day fortnight (being the 19 of this present month) is ap- 
pointed for a day of meeting of the proprietors about the division 
of the medows at the Blew hills. 

The same day above sayd, vpon the request of Sergeant Hall, 
for the alteration of the highway lying before his dore, it was voted 
by the Towne that John Minott, Richard Leeds, and Thomas Tole- 
man should be appointed heervnto ; and vpon view thereof to make 
thier Returue vnto the Selectmen; and as these 3 men doe ap- 
proue of it ; the Select men haue order to record it. 

[160.] At a meeting of the Selectmen on the 9*^ of the (11 
mo:) 1664. 

At this meeting aboue mentioned, Nathaniel Whiting of Dedham 
appeared, before the Selectmen, and made a motion a litle piece 
of Common Land belonging to the Dorchester, lying upon the 
Riuer called Mother Brooks, without the division of Lotts. In 
order heerevnto the Selectmen haue granted, that it shall be pro- 
posed to the Town, at the next convenient Towne Meeting, to have 
thier approbation, if they see meet, to grant it to him, either by 
purchase or Rent : and in the meane time, the sayd Nathaniel 
Whiting shall gett it to be viewed, that so the Towne may be in- 
formed both of the quantity and quality of the Land. 

At this Meeting abOue sayd. The Raters chosen for this yeere, 
John Minott and John Capen Se : presented their Rates for the 
Minis tery, and for the Towne, dated the 2* of the (11. mo:) 1664. 
The Rate of tbe Ministery ) i qa i o /» 

amounts to an | ' ' ' .1^0-1^-6 
The Towne Rate -j . 40 - 7 - 7 

to this rate was an addition of 3^ - 13» - 1* J . 3-13-1 



the whole is 44-00-8 



This same day Clement Maxfild appeared before the Select men, 
and desired that his Brother John Maxfild, being arriued lately 
from England, might Continue in the Towne with him ; and that 
he would secure the Towne, from any dammage, during his resi- 
dence here, which was granted that he, the sayd Clement Max- 
fild, might, enJbertaine his brother as is aboue expressed, vntill 
such time, as his Brother, shall otherwise settle himself heere, or 
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DORCJHESTER ToWN ReGOBDS. 125 

The same day, vpon a motion made by Joseph Burch he hath *- 
liberty to entertaine his Brother Lewis, till the Select men give 
further order. 

Roger Billing his Acquittance for the yeere 1664 recorded. 
Receiued by me Roger Billing for the yeere 1664. For running 
a line, and for killing a wolf the summe of fifteene shillings. 

I say receiued by me 

Roger Billing. 

[161.] At a meeting of the Select Men on the 13. of the (12 
mo:) 1664. 

At the Towne Meeting the 6**» of the (1. mo :) 1665. 
Officers chosen for this yeare. 

Deputies ( Captaine Clap f 

( Lieftenant Foster ( 
Commissioners ( Captaine Clap 

< Lieftenant Foster 
( William Sumner 
Constables f Steven Minott 
( Thomas Trott. 

The same day vpon a motion made by John Plum to the Towne 
there was granted to him 30 Acres of land neere Dedham saw 
mills vpon such condition as the Select men in thier discretion 
think meet. 

[163.] At the Meeting of the Select men the 13*^ of the (1 
mo:) 1665. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 4 of the (2* mo) 1665. 

Roger Billing and William Trescott are appointed and impowred 
on the behalf of the Towne of Dorchester, to ioyne with some of 
Milton, and some of Brantry, or such of them, as shall be ap- 
pointed to attend the work ; viz. to lay out, and bound, a sufficient 
Cartway, as may be most convenient, safe, and easy for passage, 
between Milton and Squantum Neck, etc, and to doe it, with all 
convenient speed, and mak Returne of the same to the Select men. 

1665. 

[163.] At a Meeting of the Select men, the 12. of the (4 

moO 1665. 

A motion being made by the widow that, on the behalf of her 
son in law (lately come from Boggerstow to this Town that he 
niight inhabit amongst us : The Select men see not cause to grant 
him liberty to Inhabit in Dorchester ; and therefore doe order that 
the sayd Widow Hill, or any other doe not entertaine him vpon the 
penalty of the order made the 10 (11. mo:) 1658, and that she 
doe forthwith discharge herself, and the Towne of him. — And 
that M' Pole giue the Constable notice hereof, and also a copy of 
the foresaj'd Order, that he may acquaint the foresayd widow Hill 
thereof ; and wame him to depart the Towne. 

The day and yeere aboues* It is ordered by the Select men, that 
John Smith of the Rocky Hill, shall be keeper of the Pound, and 
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a piece, and for every sheep an half penny, to be payd by the 
owners of the creatures so empownded. 

At the same Meeting, 12. 4. 1665. Captaine Clap (if he be 
come home) Deacon Wiswall, William Sumner, John Capen sen : 
are desired and impowrcd to meet with Josiah Sachem and others 
on the 26 of this Instant, and to treat with him, to see what the 
demand of the Indians is ; as respecting any of Dorchester Land ; 
and to make full and compleat agreement, if they see thier de- 
mands be but reason ; and for that end, they take Copyes of the 
Deed from Eitshamichin, and other writings ; and what other helps 
they shall think needful to call with them to further the busines ; 
and if they see not cause to issue the matter, then to make report 
to the Towne for further consideration. 

The same day, it is granted, vnto John Capen sen' that vponhis 
request made vnto the Selectmen, he shall have the feed of the 
Burying place vntil April 66. or April 67. which he please ; he 
leaving the place in good repaire at the time expired. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen the 20* of the (5 mo :) 1665. 

Wheras there is lately a new Gallery set vp in the Meeting 
house in Dorchester, without leaue from the Towne or the Select 
men of the Towne ; and the sayd Gallery seemes to prone preiudi- 
ciall to the light, and offensiue to many ; and therefore that such 
practice may not be vsed for future, we doe declare that the erect- 
ing of the sayd Gallery is disorderly ; and therefore doe order that 
none of the parties that built it, nor any other doe presume to sit 
in the sayd Gallery vntill such time as the Towns mind may be 
fully knowne, and declared whether the sayd Gallery, shall be con- 
tinued, or taken down againe, or how disposed of. 

Roger Clap, Thohas Jones, Anthont Fishes, 
William Sumner, Hopestill Foster. 

1665. 

[164.] At a Town Meeting, the 18. (5) 1665. It was pro- 
posed, and put to vote whether the new impression of M' Mathers 
Catecbismes should be payd for, out of a Towne Rate, and so the 
books to become the Towns : 

The vote was in the Affirmatiue. 

At the same day it was voted, that the Elders and Selectmen 
and Deacon Capen, should have the disposing of the above sayd 
bookes, to each Famely, according to thier ^scretion. The vote 
was in the Affirmatiue. 

The 29. of the (6 mo :) 1665. At a Town Meeting. 

Wheras Increase Atherton, Thomas Bird, Ju: and Samuel 
Procter, haue lately erected a Gallery in the Meeting house, with- 
out any order from the Towne, or not in duch an orderly way as 
were to be desired. The question was put whether the sayd 
Gallery so built should stand, and the aboue say[d] persons therein 
and not be disposed of, to any other person but such as the Towne, 
or thier Deputy in that matter shall iudge meet. And all this upon 
thier ingenious acknowledgment of their too much forwardnes 
therein. The vote was in the Affirmatiue, they p'forming the con- 
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At a Meeting of the Selectmen the 11"* of the (7*** mo :) 1665. 
Whereas there hath beene, and still is great complaints of cattle 
destroying corne, by persons taking liberty to feed thier cattle, in 
coinmon corn fields, before the corne is all out. It is therefore 
ordered by the select men of this Towne, that if any cattle, horses, 
or swine, be taken in any common cornfield, either in the come, or 
out of the come, except the sayd cattle be within some p'ticular 
Inclosure, or vnder the keeping of a sufficient keeper, and that 
T^ritMn the bounds of the ground of the owners of the sayd cattle ; 
and this vpon penalty of forfeiting 4* for euery head so taken, as 
before expressed, beside paying all dammages done by the cattle, 
borses or swine, aad all charges that may arise by Impownding 
them ; and John Smith on the Rocky hill, is, to see to the due 
execution of this order for the great Lotts. 

At the same Meeting was presented to the Selectmen this 
acknowledgment folowing 

We whose names are vnderwritten doe acknowledge that it was 
our weaknes that we were so inconsiderate as to make a small seat 
in the Meeting house, without more cleare and full approbation of 
the Towne, and Select men thereof ; though we thought, vpon the 
conference we had with some of the Select men apart and Elders, 
we had satisfying ground for our proceeding therein, which now we 
see, was not sufficient : Therefore we desire, that our failing therein 
may be passed by : And if the Town shall grant us our seat, that 
we haue been at so much cost in setting vp, we thankfully acknowl- 
edge your loue vnto us therein ; and we doe herevpon further 
engage ourselues, that we will not giue vp, or sell any of our places 
in that seat, to any person or persons, but whom the Elders shall 
approue of, or such, as shall haue power to place men in seats in 
the assembly. Increase Atherton 

Samuel Procter 
Thomas Bird. 
Dated the 30. of the (6 mo:) 1665. 

[166.] At the meeting of the Selectmen the 13*^ of the (9 mo :) 
1665. 

Diners things of the Towne affaires considered of, referred to 
thier next meeting, the 27. of this Instant. 

Only an order taken for the prmting of M' Mathers Catechisme 
to the satisfaction of the printer. 

And likewise an order issued out to the Constables of the last 
yeere past to bring in thier Accompts of that yeere, 1664 to the 
Select men at thier next meeting the 27 of this Instant, 1665. 

At the meeting of the Select men on the 27*^ of the (9 mon :) 
1665. 

The Constables Richard Leed, and Clement Maxfield, brought in 
thier Accounts for the yeere 1664. 

Thier Account for that yeere deliuered to them was 
Imp. The Cuntry Rate, with the addition was . . 76-09-3 
The Towne Rate, with the addition, was . . . 44 - - 6 

120-9-9 



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128 Cmr Document No, 9. 

Which is paj'd as foloweth 

To the Treasurer of the Countrey . . • .70-7 — 7 
By order to the Deputies for that yeare . • .06-0 — 

76-7-7 
Payd out of the Towne Rate as foUoweth. 

Imp. to JVP Mather -.01-05-00 

Item to M' Pole for his work . . .. . .26-00-00 

Item to Captaine Clap 01 -05 -00 

Ite. to Lieftenant Foster 02-10-00 

Ite. to' Goodman Mede 03-00-00 

Ite. to Goodman Swift 02-05-00 

Ite. to Ensigne Capen 01-08-06 

Item to Nicholas (^lap ; what was due to him . . 01 - 00 - 00 
Ite. to Anthony Fisher Jun : for 3 wolues . . 01 - 10 - 00 

Item to Henery Ledbetter for a wolf e or Roger Billing 00 - 10 - 00 
Ite. to Thomas Bird for a wolf . . . .00-10-00 

To Samuel Clap 00-05-00 

Ite to Daniel Prescot for a part of a wolf . . 00-02-06 

Ite to William Sumner 00-04-06 

Ite. to Steven Hoppin 00-07-06 

Ite to Obadiah Swift 00-03-00 

Ite to Roger Billing 00-05-00 

Ite to Samuell Procter . 00-10-01 

Ite to Thomas Lake, Richard Hall, and Steuen Minott 00 - 07 - 06 

Summa Totalis 43 - 01- 01 

[166.] At a generall Towne Meeting in Dorchester the 4*** 10 
(mo:) 1665 



For Raters for the yeare ensu- 
ing 
Ensigne Capen 
Richard Hall 
William Pond 



Were chosen for Selectmen 

Lieftenant Hopestill Foster 

Anthony Fisher Sen®' 

Thomas Jones 

William Sumner 

John Minott 

Supervisors for the high-wayes 

Enoch Wizwall Thomas Tilestone 

For the Neck-way 

James Blake 

The same day it was put to the question, What should be al- 
lowed to the Ministery for the yeare past which ends the first of 
January next. For M' Mather it was voted he should have eighty 
pounds, and his estate Rate-free to the Ministery. 

For M*" Stoughton, it was voted he should haue fifty pounds and 
his estate Rate-free to the Ministery. 

At the same Meeting it was put to vote whether M' Pole should 
keep on schoole teaching for the yeare ensuing': The vote was 
AflSrmatiue. 

The same day, It was voted, vpon the desire of William Sum- 
ner, concerning satisfaction for the high way vpon his Land, that 



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lies neere Goodman Goads. That Ensigne John Capen, Richard 
Hall, and James Humphrey, should view the sayd way, and allow 
the sayd William Sumner satisfaction out of the same highway 
lying neere his Land, and they make report to the Select men that 
thier determination may be recorded. 

The same day it was voted, that the Selectmen should consider, 
of the land that is not yet layd out what is the most equall and righte- 
ous way by which it should be layd out, and to appoint a da}-, 
when the Town shall meet together to heare what they have con- 
sidered of. 

[167.] At a meeting of the Select men the 11*^ (10 mo:) 
1665. 

The Rate for the Ministery 130 

The Cuntry and County Rate for this yeare is . . 80 

Ite for the Towne and Schoole 56 

Ordered that a Warrant be giuen to the Raters, Ensign 

Capen, Richard Hall, and William Pond for the making 

of these three severall Rates. 

At this meeting of the Select men Samuel Hix was sent for, to 
enquire of him why he had not giuen Bond according to his prom- 
ise, and also gaue him warning speedily to depart the Towne, or 
giuing Bond for the time he shall stay. 

The same day Nicholas Ellen made a motion to the Select men, 
to moue the Towne that he might haue Liberty to take in a parcel! 
of ground vpon condition of setting vp, and maintaining two suffi- 
cient gates. 

The same day the Selectmen were desired to moue William Tres- 
cots request to the Towne, for to haue some small parcell of Land 
(to his Tenement) for English grass about the Ox pen. 

At a generall Town Meeting of the Proprietors and the Towne of 
Dorchester the 27 of the (10 : Mo :) 1665. 

The Question was proposed, whether there should a Committee 
be chosen, for to consider and ripen the business, about dividing 
of the Land beyond the Blew hills and whether there should not 
be some land disposed of, vnto those that are not for the present 
accounted Proprietors, provided there be no violation of the former 
rule vnto the Proprietors. 

The vote was in the Affirmatiue. 

The Committee chosen are 

The Selectmen — Captaine Clap, if he can be obtained. John 
Wis wall, sen John. Capen sen : William Robinson Richard Hall. 
Richard Leeds. James Humphrye&. 

These or nine of them may be a Meeting, and that these men, or 
Committees may consider of an answer vnto a letter sent by Lief- 
tenant Hudson. 

The vote was in the Affirmatiue. 

Also the petitions that are presented, are to be considered of, 
by the same Committee : and all this to be done by the next Towu 
Meeting, which is appointed to be the second fourth day of Febru- 
ary next 1665. 

[168.] At a Meeting of the Selectmen the 8*^ day of the (11. 
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130 City Document No. 9. 

The Hates for the Ministry, and for the Towne were returned 
and brought in to the Select men by the Raters Jobn Capen, 
Richard Hall, and William Pond signed by thier hands. 

The Rate for the Ministery 130-00-05 

The Rate for the Towne and schoole . . . 057-05 -03 

Also the same day was granted to the Constables a Warrant for 
the gathering of the Towne Rate. 

The same day Samuel Hicks was sent for by the Select men to 
render a reason, why, being ordered by them by the 18 either to 
depart the Towne, or speedily to giue them securit}' for sauing the 
Towne harmless during his abode here, which he promised to doet 
by the 17 of this Instant. 

The day following being the 9* of the (11*^ mo :) 1665 Samuel 
Hicks according to the order of the Selectmen brought his brother 
Zachariah Hicks for his security vnto William Pole Recorder of 
the Towne vnto whom, the sayd Zachariah Hicks became bound in 
a Bond of twenty pounds for the Towns security on the behalf of 
his brother the sayd Samuel Hicks. 
As foUoweth. 

Wheras Samuel Ilicks hath motioned his desire vnto the Select 
men of Dorchester, to be receiued for an Inhabitant into the 
Towne, They in the name, and behalf of the Towne, haue so far 
forth granted his request, as that he giue sufficient Security, 
whereby the Towne, may be freed and secured from all such costs 
and charges, as may thereby come vpon it. 
Therefore. 

I, Zacchary Hicks of Cambridge, his brother, on the behalf of 
the aboue sayd Samuel Hicks, as his security, by these presents 
doe binde myself in a Bond of twenty pounds vnto M'' William 
Pole Recorder of the Towne, in the name, and on behalf of the 
Select men, to secure the Towne, of what soeuer charges or dam- 
ages may ensue or folow therevpon, during his abode in the Towne 
of Dorchester. And herevnto I haue set mj^ hand, this ninth day 
of January 1665. And deliuered it as my act and deed. 
Witnesses Zachabiah Hicks 

John Alois 

Jonathan Howabd. 

[169.] At a Meeting of the Select men on the 12 of the (12 
Mo:) 1665: 

This day there was presented vnto the Selectmen of Dorchester 
a note from the Select men of Boston, containing a Request from 
them, that the Widow Collins might be permitted by us to passe 
the winter here in our Towne and thereby engaging themselues, 
that her reception should not disoblige them from the duty they 
owe her, as one of thier Inhabitants. A Copy whereof is here ia- 
serted. 

To the Select men of Dorchester. 

These are to advise, that if .the Widow Collins be permitted by 
you to pass the Winter in your Towne, that your reception of her, 



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DOBCHESTER ToWN RECORDS. 131 

shall not be to disoblige us from the duty which we owe vnto her 
as one of our Inhabitants. 

Boston this ^5. (10) 1665. Hezekiah Vsher 

in the name of the 
Select men. 

The Selectmen of Dorchester doe accept of the Request of the 
Selectmen of Boston on the behalfe of the widow Collins, and doe 
grant her liberty to remaine, and reside here amongst us, till the 1. 
day of May, 1666. 

The same day the Constables had order to appoint a Towne 
meeting on the 5*^ of March next for the nomination of Magestrates 
and choise of Deputies Commissioners, &c. 

The same day Samuel Rigby came to the Selectmen, to desire 
liberty to imploy John Barker at his calling for sometime : which 
was granted ; provided that he engage to secure the Towne from 
damage by the sayd Barkers residence in the Towne of Dorchester. 

The same day Samuel Rigby binds himself, heirs and Executors, 
in the summe of twenty pounds to the Select men of Dorchester, 
and thier Successours from time to time, to secure the Towne of 
Dorchester from all charges and damages, that may arise to the 
Towne, while the sayd John Harker shall continue or remaine 
Inhabitant in the Towne by the sayd Harker. To which the sayd 
Rigby sets his hand the day and yeere aboue sayd. 
Witnesses Sajojell Rigbee 

William Pole 

John Capen Sen' 

The same day, there was a warrant granted to the Constable 
Thomas Trot to levie vpon John Pope, and Thomas Wilkinson, 
for what they are behind to the Rate of the Ministery for seuerall 
yeers. 

John Pope is behind for 3 years . . . . 1-18-11 
Thomas Wilkison for 4 yeers . . . • . 1 - 17 - 

1665. 

[170.] The same day vpon information, that severall men, thatare 
not Inhabitants of this Towne doe carry away stones from Squantums 
Neck, without leaue of this Towne ; It is therefore ordered by the 
Select men that Roger Billing, and Henry Leadbetter, shall, and 
hereby are impowred to forbid any that are not Inhabitants from 
carrying away any stones from thence vnless for such valuable 
consideration, as they shall agree with the sayd Billing or Lead- 
better or either of them ; and they are to demand of, and agree 
with any, that have already carried away any stones, for such 
summe or summes, as they shall iudge meet ; and they to make 
Retume, of what they receiue, to tibie Selectmen from time to 
time ; And they are allowed, the fourth part of what they doe 
receiue, for thier encouragement in Jhi& service, provided this 
Order shall not be in force to the damage of any proprietor that 
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132 CiTT Document No. 9. 

Town Meeting 5* (1. mo.) 1666. 

At a generall Town Meeting 6*^ (1. mo :) 1666. OflScers diosen 
for this yeere. 

C lieftenant Foster"^ ( Lieftenant Foster 

Deputies < > Commissioners < William Sumner 

(William Sumner J ( Anthony Fisher 

The same day Deacon Capen, William Sumner, and Samael 
Clap were chosen for a Committee to ioyne with Eocksberry men 
about setting the line of the Bounds betwixt them and us. 

The Persons abone mentioned were swome Constables for the 
Town of Dorchester this 8*^ of March 166 J. 
Before me 

Daniel Gookin. 
1666. 

[171;] At aMeetingof the Select men thel2**'of the (1 mo :) 
1666, Fence- viewers chosen For the great Lotts : from Captains 
Neck to Goodm : Tolemans. Bichard Leeds Samuel Proctor 

For the rest of the great Lotts from Goodm: Tolemans to 
Naponset Bluer William Bobinson Timothy Foster 
. For the 20 Acre Lotts James Humphrey John Merrifield 

For the field behind Tho : Birds. Thomas Andrews se. Obadiah 
Hawes. 

for the feild behind Mr. Joans. Clement Maxfild Isack Joans 

For the field before Enoch Wizwall Tho: Modsley Joseph 
Weeks. 

For the field behind M'^ Stoughtons Bichard Withington Ammiel 
Weeks 

For the field behind M' Mathers George Dyar William Pond. 

For the neck of Land Nicholas Clap. Joseph Holmes. 

Nicholas George is allowed by the Select men of Dorchester to 
keep Ordinary for the yeare ensuing, if the Court please to accept 
of the same. 

Bobert Wills is appointed by the Selectmen to driue the Great 
Lotts the 2* Monday of the (2^ mo :) 1666. 

The Order. 

Wheras' there hath been, and still is great complaints of Cattle 
doing damage in common fields in the Towne, both in come and 
meadows, after the time that Cattle ought to be removed out of 
such fields by Towne Order. 

It is therefore Ordered by the Select men of this Towne, that if any 
Cattle, horses or swine be taken in any common Cornfield or meadow, 
except the sayd cattle be within some p'ticular Inclosure, or vnder 
the present care of a sufflci^t keeper, and that within the bounds 
the ground of the owner or the> sard Cattle, vpon penalty of pay- 
ing 4*^ p' head for cnery head so taken, as before exprest ; beside 
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horses or swine ; and for what sheepe shall be found m any such 
common fields, they shall pay one penny p' head. And for pound- 
age we allow for horses, cattle or swine 2** p' head ; for sheep one 
half penny p' head : And John Smith, on the rocky hill is 
appointed, to keep the pound for this yeare, and to receiue the ffees 
abouesayd. 

And we appoint John Homes to see this Order duely executed 
from time to time in the Neck of Land, till the 10. of October 
next. 

And Eobert Wills the like for the great Lotts. 

1666. 

[172.] At a Meeting of the Select men the 14. of the (8 Mo :) 
1666. 

The Cuntry Rate committed to Steven Minott Cunstable for the 
yeare 1665 was 80-00-00 



Payd to the Country Treasurer . . . . 64-00-3 
Payd to the County Treasurer . . . . 13-06-8 
Payd to Lief tenant Foster by *) 

Order of the Selectmen j . 
Payd to Goodman Swift by order 1 

of the Select men . • J • 

by 3" 1* lost 

Payd to Nicholas Greorge for this ) 

present yeare 1666 j . . . 04-00- 



01-00- 6 

00-09- 6 
00-03- 1 



80 

Receiued the 17"* of April. 1666. of M' Steven Minot, Constable 
of Dorchester in full of thier Rate due to the Cuntry for the yeare 
past the Summe of sixty foure pounds, three pence. I say Re- 
ceiued as aboue. 

According to my Warrant. 

p' me Richard Russell, Treasurer. 

Receiued the (9*^ of May, 1666) of M' Steven Minott, in full of 
a County Rate, due from the Towne of Dorchester, the Summe of 
thirteene pounds six shillings, eight pence. I say Receiued 

p' me Edward Ttng, 
Treasurer for the County of SuflEblk. 

The day aboue sayd, this Order was made by the Select men, as 
foUoweth. 

Whereas vpon view, we finde a little piece of Land, partly in- 
closed vpon the hill aboue Goodman Georges, contrary to order, or 
leaue from the Towne; We the Select men of Dorchester doe 
Order that Robert Sanders doe forthwith take downe the sayd 
Fence, and carry the same away for his owne vse, vpon such pen- 
alty, as the Select men shall iudge meet. 

Dated the 14. (3. Mo:) 1666. 



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134 City Document No. 9. 

1666. 

[173.] At a Meeting of the Select the 11*^ of the (4 mo:) 
1666. 

At this meeting the Constable Henery Gamsey brought in to the 
Select men an Account of six shillings expended vpon the Watch- 
vpon the Election day. 

The same day, John Plumme made a request vnto Select men 
that they would be pleased to grant him leaue and liberty for cut- 
ting of one hundred and twenty Railes and thirty posts, the which 
vpon due consideration, was granted him. 

The same day vpon vew of the Creeke and landing place neere 
the house of John Wales, and finding both the way and Creeke 
much damefied by digging of Clay, which otherwise might for time 
to come be of great vse to the towne for the landing of hay come 
and wood, and to serue other occasions of the towne. It is or- 
dered that whosoeuer shall dig or cary away any earth or Clay 
from the said Creeke or any p'* therof below the dwelling hous of 
John wales Eastward (vnles for the repaire of the said Creeke or 
landing place) shall forfit for euery load, or p** of a load drawne 
away by horse or other cattle the sum^ of fine shillings, and for 
euery wheelbarow one shilling for the vse of the towne. To be 
leuyed by distress or otherwise and we appoint Enoch Wis well 
Thomas Lake and John Wales to take notice off and accquaint the 
Select men for the time beeing of the names of those that shall at 
any time transgress this order, that soe they may be dealt with all 
according to there demcrritt. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8*^ of the (8**^ Mo:) 1666. 

Wheras there is granted 30 Acres of Land to John Plumb neere 
to Dedham Sawmills as in the Towne book appears vpon such con- 
ditions as the Select men shall think meet ; we therfore, the Select 
men of Dorchester, doe iudge it meet, that John Plumb shall haue, 
and enioy the sayd land to his owne proper vse, during his residence 
in Dorchester ; but doe not allow him to make sale of it to any, 
nor other wayes dispossess himself of it, till such time, as he shall 
haue remoued himself, and whole Famely one whole yeare out of 
the Towne of Dorchester ; Then we doe allow him to sell it to any 
such ; as the Select men, for the time being, shall iudge conven- 
ient ; and we appoint Ensign Capen and Nicholas Clap to see the 
sayd 30 Acres of Land layd out. By Order of the Select men. 

William Pole. 

This 11*^ of the (8) 1666. 

I Robert Knight of Marble-head doe acknolige that I have Re- 
ceaued Two great Gunns from the Select men of dorchester for 
the Contrys vse at Marble-head, witnes my hand. 

Robert Knight. 

This is a true Coppi of the origenall which is on file entered and 
examined this 19**^ (10) 1666 by me John Capen Recorder. 

The 27 of the 8"* M^ 1666 Receaued 3 Demiculuerin shott on 
the Contrys account, and on the towne of Dorchesters account lo 



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be paid for by the towne of Marblehead, one ladle, on[e] spunge, 
two formers the price thereof 7" a witness my hand 

Robert Knight. 

This is a true Coppi of the originall which is on file entered and 
examined this 5 (12.) 66 by me John Capen Recorder. 

1666. 

[174.] At a Meeting of the Selectmen the 12. of the (9 Mo :) 
1666. 

This day Constable Trott appeared before the Select men to giue 
in his Account of the Towne Rate amounting to 57^ - 5" - 3**, which 
is as folio weth. 

Payd to M'' Pole for keeping schoole and recording 26 - 00 - 00 

to Goodman Swifb for select mens expenses in 1 665 03 - 10 - 00 
to Goodman George for Indians Dinner, and p'te of 

the p'^sent year 01 - 11 - 00 

to Gabriel Mead for Labour at the Meeting House 03 - 00 - 00 

to Captaine Clap, as Deputy for the Towne 06 - 18 - 00 

to Lief tenant Foster as Deputy for the towne 06 - 05 - 06 

to William Sumner, for Killing a wolfe 00-10-00 

to Anthony Fisher for printing Chatechisms 04 - 10-00 

to Ezra Clap for killing a woolfe 00 - 05 - 00 

to Nathan Bradley for killing a woolfe 00 - 05 - 00 

to Deacon Capen for so much p^ Leiut. Fisher 00 - 1 2 - 00 

For glass for the Meeting house 03 - 02 - 00 

for new hanging the Bell 00-02 - 00 

Payd to William Trescott for running the Line 00 - 06 - 00 

To Thomas Bird for naile» for the Buring place 00-01-06 



56-18- 6 



For som other charges and Losses in Gathering the 

Rate 00-6-9 



and soe the Cunstable is discharged from the sume off 57 - 5 - 3 

This Day Reconed with Nicolas George and the Towne is in 
Debt to him the Just summe of three pounds for expenses by select 
men Committee and Raters . . . • 03-00-00 

p*^ by Henery Garnesy as in p. 186. 

At a meeting of the p'prietors the 14 (12) 65. It was voted 
and agreed vnto, that vpon the deuision of the land beyond the 
blew liils. If in case ther should be any charges fall on any p* or 
the whole of that land ther to be deuided, that then all should 
beare a shaie by p' portion in that charge. 

The same day it was voted and agreed vnto also that purgatory 
Swamp should be deuided to the anchent p'prietors according to 
the anchent deuedent 

The same day it was granted to John Smith sen'' liberty to take 
300 of railes out of the 500 acres. 

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left Common vpon the last denission of Meddow at the blew Mis it 
shall be laid to the 200 acres that doe belong to the minestry of 
Dorchester. 

Alsoe the same time the Commitee would p'pose vnto the p'pri- 
eters (that in answer vnto Liftenant Foster his petition for a farme) 
they would grant vnto him that his denission may ly some where 
on this sid punkapage and beyond the blew hils, and that his deuis- 
sion may be augmented vnto twenty acres in a single denission 
and one hundred acres to be added vnto it. 

This p'posall was voted in the Affermatiue. 

[175.] At a ginerall Towne meeting the 3 (10) 1666. 

After the directory was read and an account giuen of the Contry 
and County and towne rates. 

It was voted what the Towne would giue to the maintenance of 
the minestry and the vote was that the towne would giue to the 
maintenance of the minestry for the yeere now almost past the 
sume of 130^* to M^ mather 80^ to M^ Stoughton 50** 

The Select men chosen the day abouesaid weer as followeth viz. 
Captaine Foster, William Sumner, John Minot, Anthony Fisher, 
Deacon Capen. 

for Raters Srg^ Hale, Srg"* Clap, Srg»* James Blake. 

The same day it was voted that ther should be a yeerly Choice 
of a Recorder to keepe the towne books and record for the towns 
vse the same day the Select men are chosen. 

This was voted in the affermatiu. 

The same time Deacon John Capen was Chosen Recorder for 
the yeere ensueing. 

Superuisors ( Enock Wiswall. 

( Samuell Robinson, 
for the way to ( j , Joanes 

the neck of Land. { ^^^^^ Joanes. 

The same day it was motioned by Thomas Dauenport Sen' wheth- 
er he might haue liberty to receaue (as Tenant into his house in 
Dorchester) Daniell Holbrooke Who lately came from Melton. It 
was voted in the Negatiue. 

The same day it was voted and granted that Srg^ Samuell Clap 
should haue libertieto set his barne fine foote out on the high way, 
from the place where now it stands, and soe to run Narower at 
both ends till it meete with the fence and to be laid out to him by 
Liftenant Hopestill Foster, James Blake and Thomas Bird Sen'. 

The 4'^ of the (10"") 66. At a towne meeting after some ageta- 
tions about a Schoolmaster It was put to the Vote whether ther 
should be a Schole Master enquiered after, and p'curered for to 
teach Schole in this towne, It was voted in the Afermatiue, and by 
a Second vote it was agreed vnto tliat Master Mather and Lift"* 
Hopestill Foster and John Minot should be desier and empowered 
to endeauor to p'cuer a Schol-Master. 

The same day it was voted and granted that M'. pole should be 
spoken vnto to goe on in keepeing Schole vntill another Master be 
p'cuered, at the same rate as formerly, p'portionablely according 
to the time he shall soe doe, and William Sumner is appointed to 
speake to M' pole about it if he will accept of it soe to doe. 



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At the same time a vote was whether the teaching and railing 
Elders should haue power to seate people in the meeting house, 
the vote was in the afermatiue. 

[176.] To the Constables of Dorchester. 

You are heerby requiered to giue warning to William Chaplen 
and Arthur Cartwrigat that they and either of them doe vpon the 
next S econd day Repare vuto the Select men to giue an account of 
the Strangers or Inmits now entertained by them that they doe 
not by ther neglect bring thcmselues vnder the penalty of the 
towne order in that case p'uided heerof you are not to faile. 
Dorchester this 6 of Desember 1666. 

By order of the Select men. 

John Capen Recorder. 

At a meting of the select men the lO*** of the (10) 1666 Arthur 
Cartwright -appeared before the Select men for entertaining an In- 
mate (who is a Cooper) into his house without ap'batio n first ob- 
tained who haueing not receaued any certmecate irom the Majes- 
trftt^ for hly M^piluii into thtrdftirlsaiction, was not admitted to 
receaue any Inmate, and therfore nqe more was done at that time. 

The same day ther was a warrant deliuered for the Raters to 
make a Rate for the minestry of 130** - - and a Towne Rate of 

45 -0-0 

The same day William Chaplin appeared before the Select men 
for Entertaining Peter Chaplin his brother as an Inmate into his 
house without the ap'bation of the Select men first had and ob- 
tained. The Select men taking it into Consideration doe order 
that the said William Chaplin doe giue in bond of twenty pounds 
to secuer the towne from dam^^e soe long as the said peter shall 
remaine an Inhabetant in Dorchester. 

The same day warrant was granted to the Constable to leuy 
vpon the estate of Thomas Dauenport ten shillings by distress or 
otherwise, for Entertaining Daniell Holbrooke as an Inmate into 
his house without order : Also to leuy vpon the Estate of William 
Chaplin 5* for the like breach of order. 

li. 1. d. 

The Contry Rate for this yeere was . . • . 91-05-11 
of which the Treasurer is to 1 

haue or his order . .j 85-10-0 

The Deputys both of them 05-10-0 

Wee that are now Constables of Dorchester Daniell Preston and 
Henery Garnesy being informed by our Selectmen that an Indian 
being dead of the Smale [pox] in the land of James Minot, we did 
by thier order goe and see and found it soe, he was dead in an In- 
dian Wigwom in James Minots land a litle a this sid Naponset 
mill the Indians haueing run away, and left him dead and takeing 
noe Cource for his buriall (and we weer informed he was a war- 
wick Indian) and we Constables did git an English man John 
Smith of Dorchester to digg his graue in the wigwam, and we did 
git an Indian whose name is Joseph, a Mashapag Endian, and 
William Robinson and John Smith for to put him in his graue, 



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138 City Document No. 9. 

and John Smith did couer him with the earth and this was done 
ypon the 10 day of Decern 1666. 
wittnes our hands. 

Daniell Pkeston. 

Henebt Gabnest. 

This is a true coppie of the originall which is vpon fill entered and 
examined this 5 (12) 66. 
by me John Capen Recorder. 

[177.] These p'sens Wittnesseth that we Daniell Preston and 
John Holbrooke, of Dorchester doe bind o'selues and either of vs 
our heiers executors and adminestrators vnto the Select men of 
Dorchester, and thier Successours from time to time in the sume of 
theirty pound, that wee and either of vs will saue harmless and de- 
fend the Towne of Dorchester from all Damages and Charges that 
may arise by meanes of Daniell Holbrookes Inhabiting in Dor- 
chester or any of his while he or they remaine Inhabetants in Dor- 
chester as witness our hands this Sixt of the tenth Month on thoa- 
and Six hundered Sixty and Six. 

Daniell Preston- 
John holbbuk. 
In p'sence of vs Viz. 

Saumell Rig bee 

John Dauenpobtt. 

Thes p*sents witnesseth that I William Chaplin of Dorchester 
doe bind my selfe heiei*s and executors and adminestrators vnto 
the Select men of Dorchester and there Successours from time to 
time in the Sume of twenty pounds to Secuer and saue harmeiess 
the Towne of Dorchester from all damage and Charges that may 
arise by meanes of peter Chaplin my Brother his Inhabiting in 
Dorchester or any of his whille he or they remaine Inhabetants in 
Dorchester as witnes my hand this tenth day of Desember one 
thousand Six hundered Sixty and Six. 

William Chaplen 
In the p^sence of vs viz. 

Samuell Capen 

barnebd Capen 

The 14**^ of the. (11) 66 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the Raters p'sented the Rates 
which they weer appointed to make Viz : the minesters Rate of 
130^-0-1 and the towne Rate of 45 - - 4 the which Rates the 
former was commlted into the hands of the deacons the other into 
the hands of the Constables with a warrant to gather it by distress 
or otherwis and to make disburstments according to instructions 
therin giuen them. 

The same day William Sumner and Ensigne John Capen was 
desired and empowered to speake with Lif tenant Fisher in reference 
vnto the plotting and lotting of the land beyond the blew hils and 
to aduise with him about the manner of laying it out. 



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[178.] At a meeting of the Select men the 11 of the (12) 
1666 Nicholas Bolton came before them and made request for to 
haue 6 load of fierwood and 60 railes to be granted him out of the 
500 acres and it was granted him. 

The sam day it was agreed thai the Constable should giue notice 
to the freemen to meet vpon the 4*** of the next Month to giue in 
ther votes for Nomination of Majestrates and Choice of Deputies 
and Commisioners for the town and Constables and County 
Treasuerer. 

The same day it was agreed That wheras by experience in the 
yeer 1666 it doth appeare that the Cattell that vssualy goe in the 
pastuers that are within the Come feilds in this Towne, doe greate 
damage in the said feilds either in regard of the insuflSciency of 
the pastuer fences or the vnrulines of the Cattle that are therin. 
It is therfore ordered, that when Cattell or horses doe vsually goe 
in any pastuers within any Common feilds in dorchester and shall 
at any time after the time that Cattell ought to be taken off from 
Come feilds (as by a former order may be scene) vntiU the feilds 
be cleered of Corne or hay (or should be by Towne order) be 
found either in Come or meddow within any feild, it shaU be law- 
full for any inhabetant to impound them and to demand eighteene 
pence p' head for euery beast soe taken, besid poundig, and if any 
Refuse to pay as abouesaid, the p*ty so takeing the Cattle shall 
haue warrant from the Select men to the Constable, to leuy the 
same by distress. 

The 4*^ of the (1) 6f at a Towne meeting for the nomination of 
Majestrate ther was Chosen by the freemen. 

Deputys for the ( Captine Foster 
whole yeere ( William Sumner 

Commissioners to end smal Causes Captaine Foster William 
Sumner John-Minot. 

for Constables Joseph Homes and Samuell Robinson. 

Joseph Holmes and Samuell Robinson sworne Constable the 7 
(1) 6f before m' Thomas Danforth Assistant. 

[179.] The 11«^ of the (1) 166f . 

At a meeting of the Select men John Smith Jun' desiered liberty 
to take timber off from the 500 acres for to build him an house and 
it was granted him. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should pay vnto 
Tho : Swift Sen' 7' out of the towne Rate for a dept due to him 
from the towne not known till now. 

The same pay ther was appointed for fence vewers as foUoweth : 
for the great lots from Captins ) Enoch Wiswell and 
neck to Goo : Tolmans j John Smith sen' and 
And for the rest of the great lots ) Thomas Trot and 
from Goo : Tolmans to Naponset j Thomas Pearce 

tor .„, tend bebtod Tho. Birf, , } ^^"^^ «»' »" 

for the feild behind M' Joanes Thomas Lake and William Weeks. 



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140 Crrr Document No. 9. 

for the feild behind M' Stoughton Richard Leeds and Samnell 
PaUe. 

for the feild before Enoch Wiswals Nathaniel Homes and 
Israeli Meade. 

for the feild behind M' Mather Timothy Mather and Daniell 
Elder. 

for the neck of land James Blake and Nathaniell Clap. 

for the Clearing the greate lots of Catle John Smith Jon' and 
Robt Wils. 

for the Clearing the Neck of land John Homes. 

The same day order was giuen to William Robinson and Enoch 
Wiswall and John Smith Sen' to Colect a penny p* acre of all the 
p'prietere of the great lots and Captains neck both Vpland Med- 
dow and pastuer and ther with to make two gates the one neere 
Richard Hals house and the other neere William Robinsons house 
and the ouer plus to make returne to the Select men. 

Alsoe James Blake and Nathaniell Clap are appointed to Colect 
in like maner a half penny p* acre of the p'prieters of the Neck of 
land and to make a new gate and the ouer plus to returne to the 
Select men. 

[180.] The same day William Sumner John Capen Sen' James 
Blake and Samuell Clap are Chosen to Run the line between Dor- 
chester and Rocksbery and also between Dorchester and Deadham 
to plimouth line. 

And for the lines between Melton and Dorchester punkepage 
and Dorchester Captaine Foster John Minot and Thomas Tolman 
Sen' for Melton and Joseph Homes to Joyne with them for 
punkepag. 

And for the line between Dorchester and Brantry from the top 
of the blew Hill to plimoth line was Chosen Daniell preston Steuen 
Hoppin Samuell Rigby: Ensigne Hall and Richard Withington 
also added. 

The same day Thomas Dauenports fine of ten shillings for En- 
tertaining of Daniell Holbrooke was remitted on condition that he 
Cleere the water-Cours Cros the way before one Come to the house 
he bought of William Blake and this to be done by the 10*^ of 
Aprill next. 

The same day John Minot was desired and empowered for to 
git the Scholhous repaiered. 

The same day a note was deliuered to Nicholas George as f ol- 
loweth. 

To the How'* County Court of Suflfblk Whearas Nicholas George 
of Dorchester hath for diners yeers kept a house of Comon Enter- 
tainment, and ther being within the said time, many Clamorous 
Reports of miscaredges in the same house, which is uery sad (if 
true) and not to be by any Countenanced and toUerated, yet not- 
withstanding the Select men haue Indeauored by their best wisdome 
to find out the truth of such reports, but for ought that we can 
find they are groundles, and therfore we doe consent that the said 
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DOBGHEST£R ToWN EeCOEDS. 141 

the honored Court know more against it then we doe i all this with 
Submition to the Court heerin. 
11 (1) 166f — 

By order of the Select men 
John Cafbn Record' 

[181.] At a meetmg of the Select men the 13"^ (3) 67. 
Peter Lion requested for liberty to haue some timber for to build 
him an house out of the 500 acre the which was granted. 

The same day in answer to a letter sent by Roger Bellenge and 
Henery Leadbetter to the Select men, the Sume of it being a query 
whether that place at Squantoms neck which they call wheelbarrow 
Hand did belonge to the towne, or to any p'ticular man, in answer 
heerunto it is resolued that it belongs to the Towne 

The same day Timothy Tilston made request to haue liberty to 
haue soe much timber out of the 500 acrs as will build a house of 
about 18 or 20 foote square and 9 foote stud the which was granted 
him. 

The same day ther was Isued out a warrant to Joseph Homes 
Constable in his majestis name to take by distress or otherwise of 
such p'sons as are heeraf ter exprest Such Sume or Sumes as are by 
Towne order due for them to pay, for ther Catle being taken in the 
great lots, being ther contrary to order, Viz Quarter Master John 
Smith 6" M' Collicot 6" 8^ Daued Joanes 3* 4^* Samuell Rigby 12» 
-3* and to deliuer the abone said Sumes vnto John Smith Jun' or 
to Ro^ Wils, and if the aboue said John Smith and Ro" Wils will 
a bate any of the aboue said Sums it is in their liberty. 

The same day it is ordered that (wheras Johh Smith Jun' and 
Ro*** Wils are for this yeer to Cleere the great lots of Catle as by 
the order will appeare) If they neglect ther duty heerin, they are 
to pay each of them 2* 6^ for euery neglect. 

The same day the Constable Daniell Preston gaue vp his ac- 
count of the Contry Rate for 66 which he gathered. 

The Rate being 91^-5"-ll* out of which he paid the Treasuerer 
85"-9"-ll*- as by the Treasuerers Recept it did appeare Alsoe to 
Captaine Foster" 2"-15"-0, and William Sumner 2-15"-0 both of 
them Deputis soe ther remains due to the Towne 6' which is alowed 
the Constable for losses and he is discharged. 

Wheras ther was Some time since a Contribution by the church 
and Towne for the releife of the Reuerend M' Tomson of Brantry 
in the time of his weaknes, and the same Committed to the hands 
of Deacon Jn® Capen of Dorchester, to be improued by him for the 
said M*" Tomsons supply as he had need, and the said M' Tomson 
dying before the said Contribution was al disposed off, the Select 
men of Dorchester (conceauinge it was a free gift for M' Tomson 
and therefore to shew o' further [183.] respect to M' Tomsons 
Relations) doe order that the said Deacon John Capen doe dispose 
of the remainder of the Contrebution as FoUoweth Viz one theird 
p* to the widdow of M' Tomson and the other two-third p*" to the 
Children of M' Tomson. 

The same day it was ordered by the Select men that Liftenant 
John Capen should with what Conuenient speede he can, draw both 



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142 City Document No. 9. 

the towue books into an Alphabittacall order for the more speedy 
finding of the Towne orders or grants. 

The same day Clement MaxfeUd requested for liberty to haue 
some timber out of the 500 acrs soe much as to build a shop for 
his Sonne and some wood that is ready fallen and timber for 100 
of railes. 

The same day a warrant was Isued out to Joseph Homes Con- 
stable to gather Seuerall fines for defect of some of the p'sons heer 
named Viz. for the necke of land 

Richard Baker 2 rod widdow Smith J a rod Obediah Swift 12 
foot James Bate 10 foot Nathaniell Homes one rod and J 
for the f eild behind M' Stoughton Richard Baker one rod oae f oote 
and halfe 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10**» (4) 1667. 

Wheeras it is found by experience that great hurt and damadg 
is done in Corne feilds and pastuers by many horses and mares 
and Colts lying about the Towne, and more is likely to be done 
when Come comes to maturety it is therfore ordered by the Select 
men, that ther shal be noe horses mares or Colts suffered to be a 
bout the Towne on the Commons or out of enclosuers within the 
Compas of the west end of the 20 acre lots, except such beasts as 
are sufficiently fettered according as the law p'uids upon penalty 
of 1' a peice besids damages for the first offence, and two shillings 
a peice for the second ofence besids damages, and 2* 6^ for the 
third offence besids damages and soe from to time &» often as they 
shall be found contrary to this order. And in case that any beast 
be taken vp and noe owner be found then to be p'ceeded with as 
the law p'uids about strays, and Clement Maxfeild and John Wales 
are appointed to see to the execution of this order or any other 
p'ticuler p'son and for ther recompence they shall haue the one 
halfe of the pay for their paines. 

the 13 ( 1 ) 70 or 7 1 it was concluded that this order shall stand 
in force vntill the Select men see Cans to alter it : p'uided and it is 
to be vnderstood that this order from yeer to yeer is in full force 
from the time that Come feilds should be cleered vntill Corne 
feilds are cleered of Come. 

[183.] This Indenture made the 8*** of October in the yeare 
1636 betwixt Richard CoUecott and Kitchamakin sachim of Matta- 
thewthes witnesseth theise p'sents that I Kitchamakin do cove- 
nant grant and sell vnto Richard CoUicott of Dorchester all that 
p'cell of Land beyound the Mill within the bounds of Dorchester 
to the vtmost extent ffor the vse of the plantation of Dorchester 
ffor they and their heires ffor euer only Reservinge ffor my owne 
vse and my men fforty acres where I Like best and in case I and 
they Ldkue it the same also to belonge vnto Dorchester giueinge 
some Consideratio ffor the Paines bestowed about it: moreover 
Forty acres I haue giuen vnto Richard Callicott Lj'einge next to 
Lis Lott by the South side and I the said Kitchamakin do ac- 
knowledge to haue Receaued the value of 411 Twent}^ eight 
Fathoms of wampam beinge the Full Payement of the Fyne and I 
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whereof to this p^sent Indenture I haue sett my hand the Daye 
and yeare aboue written. 

Signed in the") 

p'sence of me > the mke of C i 3j Kitehamakin 

Stephen Hopinge ) 

the mke of 8 

13*^ (4) 1649 

Theise are to Certifie whom it maie Conceme that we whose 
names are herevnto subscribed were p'sent when Kitehamakin 
aboue named did voluntarily signe the Indenture aboue as his owne 
act and deed at the Request of the select men of dorchester be- 
cause the old deed was somethinge decayed with ill keepeinge the 
daye and yeare aboue written. 

HUMPRA.Y AtHARTON 

[Page 184 blank.] John Wiswall 

[185.] The 6 of the (5) 1667. 

At a meeting of the Select men the day aboue said William 
Sumner and John Capen sen' are desiered and empowered to attend 
the Court in the Towns behalf in that Case respecting James 
Minot or the Child which is laid to his Charge to see that the 
Towne be not Charged with any thing as respecting that Case, and 
they the said .William Sumner and John Capen to take any help to 
asist them therin as they shall Judge meet for attomys or other- 
wise. 

The Same day it was agreed vnto that (whereas the way oner 
Naponsit leading to Sea-cunk is remoued from the place that 
it did formerly ly, by the Tennants of the Schole land, and that 
this new way doe need some mending) therfore If John Farring- 
ton shall mend or Cause to be mended what is needfuU in that re- 
gard, that hee shall be alowed for it in his Rates that he is to pay 
till he be satisfied p'uided that the Charges be Considered by vew- 
ing it by the feflfees of the Schol land or their Compounding afore 
the work be done or to their Satisfaction. 

The Same day it was ordered that James Minot be sent vnto yet 
once more to demand the pay the Court ordered him to pay to- 
wards the Maintenance of the Child of Francis Tree, and that he 
make a speedy retume for the p'uention of further trouble ther a 
bout. 

The 9*^ (7) 1667 

At a meeting of the Select men Whearas Nicholas Lawrance 
brought to vs the Select men of Dorchester a Warrant from the 
Hon"^ Court bearing date the 19 Feb. 66 requiering vs to order the 
payment of three pound fower shillings to the foresaid Lawrance 
for expences laid out one Frances Tree in the time of her lines. 
Thes are to certefie to the Hon"* Court or to whom it may Conceme 
that we haue done nothing in that respect, neither doe we see rea- 
son for vs soe to doe, but with Submition to the Hon"^ Court we 
conseaue that the reputed father of the Child should discharge it. 

Dated the 9*^ (7) 66 by the Select men 

John Capen, Recorder. 



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144 City Document No. 9. 

llie satne day Richard Curtice Came to the Select men, and 
desiered ther app'bation to Come into the Towne to Hue, which was 
granted on Condition that he doe make ouer his house and land at 
Melton for the Towns Security that he be not Chargable to the 
towne. 

[186.] The same day William Sumner was desiered to speak 
with the Widdow Hims (who is lately come into this towne) to in- 
forme her that she must retume to the Place from whence she Came. 

The same day Anthony Fisher sen' was desiered to speake with 
Frances Oliuer and to informe him that he is to returne to the 
place from whence he Came. 

The same day it was Concluded that (for the Contribution for 
the Fleet) M' Mather should be desired to accquaint the Congre- 
gation ther with the next lords day, that they may be in a ready- 
ness to bring in ther notes the Saboth day after. 

The same day at the Request of William Trescot, William 
Sumner and John Capen Sen' and Amiell Weeks are appointed and 
empowered to set out the bonds betweene the vpland and Swamp, 
of that Swamp in Melton giuen to the vse of the minestry. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen the 24 (7) 1667. 

Anthony Fisher Sen' was desiered and appointed to take a Con- 
stable with him and to goe to James Minot and demand the 
remainder of the pay due (by the Court order) towards the main- 
tenance of the ChUd, which is till the last County Court. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11*^ of the (9) 67 It was 
ordered that a warrant should be Isued out to the Constable for to 
demand and receaue by distress or otherwise ten shillings of Abra- 
ham How for entertaining of John Parmiter as an Inmate into his 
house or habetation without liberty obtained from the Select men 
which is Contrary to a towne order respecting Strangers or in- 
mates. 

The same day Henery Gamesy Constable for the yeere 66 
brought in his account of the Towne Bate which he gathered that 
yeere, the rate being 45** 0' 04^. 

Imp. to M' Poole 24-15-00 

To Nicholas George for the yeere 66 • . •03-00-00 
To Captine Foster as deputy for 66 . . .03-05-00 

To William Sumner as deputy for 66 . . .02-19-00 
To the Widdow Meade for Ringing the bell . .03-00-00 
To Nicholas George for expenses on the Warders ) 

Election day for 66 ' 

To William Sumner toward painters Stock-' 

ings ' 

[187.1 To John Homes for warning a towne ) ^a ao /^a 

meeting . f 00 - 03 - 00 

To Thomas Swift for losses vpon peass for- 
merly . . . . . . . 

Deliuered in at the house of John Capen Sen' by j ^k i /» /x« 
Seuerall p'sons . . . . . . | 0^-^^- 02 

43 - 10 - 02 
Remains due from Henery Gamesy . . .01-10-02 



00 - 04 - 00 
00 - 01 - 00 



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DOROHESTEB ToWN RECORDS. 145 

the 9*^ (1) 6 J Henery Garnesy came and made it appeare that 
M' Poole should haue had of Rog Belleng 17" of Jii° Minot 7" and 
Timothy Tilston 8* 8** all which was deducted out of thes mens 
rats for painter which the Select men are to pay M"^ Poolle and the 
said garnesey discharged. 

The same day it was Concluded that at the next meeting of the 
Select men Goodman Leeds should be spoken with about his takeing 
in apeice of Meddow downe by the Creeke. 

The same day Frances Oliuer Came to the Select men and de- 
siered liberty to be an inhabetant in this towne but he refusing to 
secuer the towne from damedge was not admitted. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 2 10"* 1667 after the Directory 
was read and an account giuen of the disburstments of the Contry 
and towne Rates, It was p'posed to the towne what they would 
alow to the maintenance of the minestry. The vote was that they 
should haue 130^, Viz. 80^* for M' Mather and fifty pound for M' 
Stoughton and to be Rate-free to those Rates. 

The same day It was put to the Vote as followeth Viz : wheras 
the last yeere the towne did make Choice of M' Richard Mather, 
Captin Foster and John Minot for to looke out for a Schole Mas- 
ter to teach Schole in this towue, and that being not yet attained 
(although it haue been endeauored after) the towne doe againe re- 
new ther request to those men fore mentioned, to looke out after 
another Master ; and further they doe giue them full power to a 
gree with such a man as they shall Judge meete not exceeding forty 
pound a yeere. 

The Vote was in the Afermatiue. 

The same day it was agreed vnto and Voted that M'^ Pole should 
"be spoken vnto (by WilUam Sumner) and desiered that he would 
continue teaching of Schole as formerly for the yeer ensueing or 
vntill another be obtained. 

The same day Robt. Searle made request to the towne for some 
Conuenient place to build a house on, some where vpon the Co- 
mons. The towne appointed Deacon Humphry Ensigne Hall and 
John Cornell to looke out a place and make ther returne to the 
Select men, which if they agree therunto together with the men 
appointed then hee the said Robt. Searle may Enjoy it vpon such, 
termes as the Select men shall agree. 

Voted in the Affermatiue. 

[188.] The same day ther was Chosen 

John Minot ^ 

William Sumner I 

Samuell Clap > Selectmen 

John Capeti Sen' | 

Ensigne Hall J 

John Capen Sen' for Recorder 

James Blake 1 

William Pond > Raters 

Timothy Mather ) 

ri , . is 1.. V ) John Blackman 

Sup'uisors of highways } ^j^^^^^ p^^^^ 

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At a meeting of the Select men the 9**" of the 10*^ m"" 1667. 

Wheras ther was lately a Contribatioa of the Church and towne 
for John Merrifeild* The Selectmen doe order that it shall be im- 
proaed by Deacon Humphry and John Minot, as they shall Judge 
meete for the accomadation of his necessety or any in his famely^ 
and that the pay shall be brought in ynto the house of Ensigne 
Hall for the end a foresaid. 

At the same time it was agreed that at the next towne meeting it 
should be p'posed to the p'prietors whether they would exchange 
the 30 acrs of land giuen to John Plum by the Saw-mils for some 
land in the 500 acrs neere Bobt. Stantons. 

The same day it was agreed Tuto, that wheras at the last towne 
meeting bearing date the Second of this Instant, they did at the 
request of Bobt. Searle Nominate and appoint Deacon Humphry 
£nsigne Hall and John Gromill to looke out a peice of gix>und for 
him the said Bobt. Searle to build on as by the order may appeare, 
now those men haueing vewed a place ouer against the house wbeer 
James Bobinson doe now line on the other sidof the pond, and the 
Select men, together with those fore mentioned doe consent that he 
shall haue twenty rods of groundi p'uided that he shall not sell it 
to any vntill he haueemproued it (viz. by building on it and fence- 
ing it) for the space of Seauen yeers, nor after that time shall hee 
sefi to it to any but such as the towne shall approue off. And they 
doe appoint William Sumner Deacon Humphry Ensigne Hall and 
John Gomell to lay it out and make their retume to the Select 
men.^ 

Md this was not accepted by Bobt. Searle but returned to the 
Towne agane. 

The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be Isued out 
to the Baters to make a rate for the minestry of 130^ and a Scheie 
and Towne Bate of 45" and returne it to the Select men at ther 
next meeting being the Second day in January. 

[189.] At a generall Towne meting the 1 (11) 67 It was 
voted and agreed vnto by the Towne that the west gallery in the 
meting hous should be brought into such a forme as that all the 
boys may be ther seated and soe ordered that they may be p^uented 
from p'phaning the lords day. 

The same day Ensigne Hale John Gomell and William Pond 
weer Nominated and Voted for to take Care about ordering the 
worke about the gallery and likwise a Table before the Deacons 
seate, and floweiing the meeting house where it is needfull and to 
mend the dears or other worke that is needfull. 

The same day ther was granted to John Plum the remainder of 
the land left out of the late deuission on the North sid of Naponset 
towards deadham Mill vpon such termes as the Select men and he 
shall agree vnto leauing the 30 acrs formerly granted him. 

The same day it was put to the Vote that the thousand acrs 
formerly giuen to the vse of the Scheie it should neuer be alien- 
ated or sold to any ether vse or any p* of it but to be reserued for 
the maintenance of a free Scheie in Dorchester for euer. 

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DoBCH;E8t9:EB Tomis Beoobds. 

laid altogether in the good land beyond the blew hils, 
to be neerest the towne, and soe each man to haue his lot 
iuely in the good land, the lots lying as neer as may not aboue 
eight sooare or 200 rods long and if it soe fail out tiiat a smaie 
p'cell of bad' land fals in a lot t^ier shall be an alowance giuen by 
the Suruayer and those men that the towne shall appoint to goe 
with him. 

The same day ther was granted to Anthony Newton to haue 20 
acrs of land taken vp by lot in this deuission. 

The same day it was agreed ynto that the next lectuer day after 
lectuer the Towne should Com togethe to draw lots for the 12 
deuissions. 

The same day it was agreed ynto that it is left vnto the Select- 
men and Comitte to add to the p'sons that are altered since the 
last meeting of the Comittee in 66. 

The same day Richard withington gave vnto Robert Searell a 
small pece of land Lyen one the norwest comer of said withingtons 
land and the said robert Searell was to haue it for him and his 
hears foreuer. 
memorancon it was payd for over and above. 

[190.] At a meeting of the Selectmen the 13*^- (11) 1667. 

Whereas ther was latly a Contribution for the Fleete at the kereby 
[Carribee ?] Hands the Select men doe order that it shall be brought in 
to the houses. of the two deacons by the fowerth day come three 
weeks which will be the 5 day of February next and the deacons 
to take Care for the Conuaying^ it to Boston and to be alowed out 
of the same. 

The same day it was ordered that wheras John Capen Sen' is 
like to haue a sut at Court wberin he desiers to haue Coppies out 
of the Towne Records, the Select men doe order and appoint Jn° 
Minot for to take Coppies out which he desier and to Compare 
them with the originall and to attest to the truth of the Coppies. 

The same day Richard Leeds appeared before the Select men 
to giue: a reason of his takeing in a peice of Marsh which was laid 
out for the landing of hay or Come or other goods neere the Creike 
below Jn® Wales, the Conclusion was that Richard Leeds yelds 
for himselfe and his Successors to pay twelue pence p' yeere to the 
Towne soe long as it is fenced in If it be demanded which Marsh 
the said Richard Leeds fenced in supposing it had ben his owne 
p'priety. 

13 (11) 1667. A list of the ;acrs of land in the feild Conunonly 
Caled the great, lots, which i& to pay oner peny p' acre for the pay- 
ment . Maintenance of gates this yeer 1667 and what remaines 
to be put in to Some safe to keepe for the vse af orsaid. 




Abraham How 


51 


James Minot . 


Bcn 

12 


William Robinson . 


19 


Robt Badcock 


05 


Samuell Robinson . 


07 


Jn** Fennow . 


03 


Richard Leeds 


16 


Widdow Hill . 


18 


Thomas Peirce 


21 


Augustin Clement . 


06 


Thomas Trott 


50 


Tho : Tolman Sen' & 


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Thomas Tilston • 


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Tho : Tolman Jun' 
Mr. Fatten , 
Jn^ Minot 
Nicholas Ellen 
Johnathan Birch 
Timothy Mather 
Robt Searle . 
Samuel] Paule 
Eichard Leeds 
Timothy Mather 
M' Minot 
Jn^ Blake 
Will'" Clarke . 
Timothy Tilstone 
Will"^ Pond . 
William Trescot 

The 



10 EnockWiswall . . 11 

04 Jn^Wiswall ... 05 

106 Joseph Long ... 10 

02 SamuellRigbe . . 52 

06 [191.] IsackeJoanes 03 

12 Joseph Weiks . . 03 

12 John Smith ... 50 

12 Anthony Fisher . . 24 

16 Daned Joanes • . 48 

16 Richard Hale . . 02 

14 Nathan Bradly . . 02 

06 Anthony Fisher . . 12 

06 Isack Joanes . . 02 

12 Eichard Hale . . 04 

04 Jn^Pelton ... 04 

' 04 Rich. Leeds ... 02 

Tho. Lake ... 02 

whole at one penny p' acre is 03 - 02 - 10 



of this was pd to Enock Wiswall for 1 

the gate It. by Ensigne Hale ) 
It. to Jn° Smith Sen' for Carting . 
It. to John Minot for an old ) 

Dept about gates . J 
It. to Wil"* Robinson for the gate^ 

by his house the yrons 3* - 6* 

carting 1" - 6* 
It. to Timothy Foster for the ) 

gate by his house . f 



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00 - 02 - 06 
00 - 07 - 06 

00 - 05 - 

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02 - 06 - 06 
This was gathered by the Constable "j 

In the towne Rate being aded to I tia -ta (\a 

each p'prietors Rate and ther ( • ' . uu - lo - u^ 

remaines to be laid vp . . J 
this is for plow land pastuer and medow 

A list of the acrs of land at the Neck being Rated at a half peny 
p' acre for the plow land only 



Captin Clap 
Joseph Farnsworth 
Amiell Weeks . 
Obediah Swift . 
Widdow Smith . 
M' Patten . 
Richard Baker . 
Will" Sumner . 
Jo° Blakman 
Nicholas Clap . 
Augustin Clement 
Widdow Clap . 



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Timothy Mather 
Capt. Foster 
Rich : Withington 
William Clarke 
Jn« Blake 
Samuell Clap . 
Widdow Baker . 
Obediah Haws . 
Widdow Munings 
Ezra Clap 
Jn** Capen Jun' 
Deacon Wiswall 



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George Dyer 
Deacon Capen 
M' Howard 
Jn® Moadesly 
M" Stoughton 
Isack Joanes 
Widow Batten 



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J mes White . 
M'^ Joanes 
Ebenezer Williams 
Enoch Wiswall 
Thomas Lake . 



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Totall Sume 
James Blake. 0-11^ 
Nathanell Clap 0-6^ 

[These last two names written 
in afterwards in different 
colored ink] 
Charges laid out for the gate and 
hinges is 1^ - 2' - 0* 

This was also gathered in and with the Towne Rate. 

[193.] At a meeting of the Selectmen the 10 of the 12*^ Mo. 
1667. 

An order was directed to Samuell Robinson Constable to pay 
out of the Towne Rate the Sume of twenty shillings vnto DanieU 
Preston Samuell Dauenport and Thomas Birch for killing of two 
wolues in this Towne this yeere. 

The same day it was ordered by the Select men that for the time 
to come whosoeuer haue liberty to haue timber for Railes or other 
vse out of the 500 acrs and shall fale trees and doe not cleane them 
vp or Square the timber in three months after they are falen, it 
shal be in the liberty of the Select men to grant other men to take 
such trees soe fallen to p'uent the spoile of timber. 

The same day Thomas Dauenport desiered liberty to haue 200 of 
Railes and one tree for posts out of the 500 acrs the which was 
granted him, p'uided that if ther be any trees fallen already a boue 
three months, he shall take such trees to p'uent Spoill of timber. 

The same day was granted to Jn** Pelton the like libertie for one 
hundered of Railes out of the 500 acres. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should haue no- 
tice to worne the freemen to Come together the Second third day 
in March being our lectuer day after lectuer to giue in Votes for 
Nommination of Majestrates and Choice of County treasurer and 
Constables. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9*** of the (1) 166 J 

It is ordered that all fences belonging to Come feilds shalbe 
made vp by the 20*^ of this month according to the former order 
made for that end. 

The same day Robt. Stanton had granted to him liberty for to 
haue ground sels, plates, and beams out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day James Bird was appointed to haue lOf for killing 
a wolfe to be paid by the Constable Samuell Robinson out of the 
Towne Rate. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers as foUoweth 
for the great lots from captains neck to good- ) Samuell Pale 

man Tolmans j Thomas Lake 

And for the rest of the great lots from Good- ) Timothy Foster 
man Tolmans to Naponsett . . . J f^: ;• It ' ' 



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[193.] for the 20 acre lota . 
for the feild behind Tho. Bu-ds . 
for the feild behind M" Joanes . 
for the feild behind M' Stoughtons 
for the feild before Enock Wiswals 
for the feild behind M' Mathers . 
for the neck of land . 
for Cleering the great lots . 
for the Cleering the neck of land . 



t Richard Withington 
' Henery Merif eild 
^ Tho. Bird 
I Jn^ Blackman 
Nathaniell Homes 
' James Robinson 
• Amiell Weiks 
I Jn^ Baker 
^ Joseph Long 
' Isock Joanes 

! William Pond 
George Dyer 
Jn® Homes 
Obediah Haws 
) John Smith 
) Robt Wils. 



3 Israeli Mead 

The 10*** of the (1) 6 J at a Towne meeting Timothy Mather and 
Jacob Hewens weer Chosen Constables for Sie yeer ensewing and 
till others are Chosen. 

And for Comissioners to end smale Causes Captain Foster William 
Sumner and Jn® Minot. 

And for Deputies Captai:ie Foster and William Sumner. 

The 30"* of the (1) 166«s on a training day the Select men or- 
dered and published that wlieras the time for the Cleering of all 
Corne feilds was appointed to be the 2** Monday in Aprill ; yet now 
the spring being soe forward this yeere they doe appoint the time 
to be the first Monday in Aprill for this yeere vnder the former 
penalty only the time to differ. 

Alsoe it was agreed and published the same time that the former 
order for yokeing and Ringing of hogs and pigs should stand la 
force being not yet repealed. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11"* (3) 1668. 

The day aboue said the Select men did fully agree with Anthony 
Newton of Melton that he should haue the Child of Francis Tree 
to be his seruant vntill it should be [194.] one and twenty yeer 
old to him and his heiers or Assignes in Case he the said Newton 
should dy ; And the said Newton is to haue that ten pound which 
is in Aurthor Masons hand as due to him at his receauing the Child, 
and not to return any of it though the Child should dy : And if 
the Child line aild that when the said Newton haue kept it two yeers 
and half which wil be the first of January 1670 then ther shalbe 
paid to the said Newton fine pound more out of the Towne Rate, 
and if the Child Hue tell that time twelue month which wilbe 167i 
then vpon this Consideration that the Child doe at p'sent want 
Clothing he shall haue out of the towne Rate flue pound more and 
not to returne any of it after the time that it is payable though the 
Child dy, and the next Second day being the 18 of this Instant the 
said Newton doe agree to Come and help to fetch the Child to his 
owne house. ' 

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sent to John Blackman and Thomas Peirce Sup'uisors of Gontry 
and Towne high ways requiering them to see the high-.waya re- 
paiered by the 20*^ of Octob next : and the like was don to Isack 
Joanes for the way leading to the neck of land. 

The Same day Tho. Lake and Samuell Pale brought to the Select 
men a p^'sentment of def ectiue fence about the gi*eat lots : Viz : 
Tho Trot 6 rod namly 3 rod at Captains neck and 3 rod at the 
end of M' Pattens pastuer Samuell Hill 2 rod ther also Isack 
Joanes on rod and ^ at the end of Steuen Minots pastuer ; Deacon 
Wiswall 2 rod and | at the end of Daued Joans pastuer. 

The same day an order was sent to Tho : Dauenport Sen' Re- 
quiering him to Eectefie the streightening of the high way at the 
bottom of the Hill between his hous and Clement Maxfeilds. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9**^ of the (9) 68. 

It is ordered in respect of the Schole that those that send ther 
Children to Schole shall the winter time bring for Each Child a load 
of wood or half e a Cord of Cord wood ; and thos that bring it in 
log-wood are to cut it after it come to the Scholhous ; and for thos 
boys that goe but a p* of the winter ; we leaue it to the Masters 
descretion to appoint the p'portion for such. 

[195.] The Same day Thomas Trot being fonnally p'sented 
by the fence Vewers for def ectiue fence ; Vpon thos allegations 
which he the said Trot made the Select men did see meete to remite 
the one halfe of the fine the whole being 6'. 

The Same time Samuell Hils fine for defectiue fence was whollj^ 
remitted in regard of his pouerty and the loss which he lately 
Sustained. 

The Same day the Constable Joseph Homes came and made vp 
his account of the Contry Rate for the yeere 67 committed to him 
to gather the Rate being 80" - 2" -0. 

Imp. To the Contry Treasurer for which he brought 
a recept 64"-19»-0'*of which 27"- 18- - 6* was 

to the Castle Souldiers 64-19-0 

P to Captine Foster as Deputy . . . . 4-0-0 

P- to William Sumner as Deputy . . . . 4-0-0 

P to Nicholas George 3-0-0 

SomeTotall .... 75-19-0 
Rest due to Ballance 4-3-0 



The 27" - 18'- 6** aboue was disposed as followeth 



To Captin Clap for Souldiers diet 

To Jn** Minot for Cheeses 

To Samuell Chandler 

To Robt. Wiles . 

To Asahell Smith 

To Johnathan Birch 

To Johnathan Hill 

To Ebenezer Clap 

To Samuell Bray 



7-15-8 

0- 8-0 
1-18-.5J 
1-16-7 
1-11-3J 
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City Document No. 9. 



ToIsackHow l-17-9i 

To John Bird 1-18-7 

To Daniel Ellen 1-16-7 

To Tho : Tolman Jun' 1-14-5 



27-18-6 



Recc the 17 aprill 1668 of the Constabls of Dorchester in full of 
the Towns p* portion to the Contry Rate for the yeere past the 
Sume of Sixty fower pounds ninteen shillings I say receued in full 
of my warrant according to the order of the Generall Court of 
Joseph Homes 

p' me Richard Russell 
Treasurer. 
This is a true Coppie of the Treasuerers Recept as Attest 

John Capen Record^ 

[196.] The Same day being the 9 (9) 68 John Gornell was 
sent vnto and demanded Concerning his Entertaining Ralph Bra- 
dice as an Inmate in his hous whos answer was that he would be 
bound to secuer the Towne from any Damadg that should arise by 
his being Receaued into the Towne as an inhabetant vpon which 
the said Ralph was admitted an inhabetant. 

The 4*^ (10) 1668 at a meeting of the Select men for that end 
Samuell Robinson as Constable appeared and made vp his account 
of the Towne Rate for the yeer 67 the Sume of the Rate together 
with the gats was 49^ - 6" - 6^* of which he haue paid by order as 
foUow'th 



Imp. to M"" Pole as Schol Master 

It. to the Widdow Mead for the worke at the ) 
meeting house j 

It. To Nicholas George p' of what is due to himi 
2' 6' the rest being 3» the Constable Homes [■ 
is ordered to pa}^ out of the Contry Rate . J 

It. To Enock Wiswall for a gate for the great lots 

It. To Jn° minot for an old dept about gates . 

It. To Timothy Foster for a gate for that pt of ) 
the great lots ) 

It. To Will"* Robinson for yrons and Carting 

It. To John Smith for Carting . . . . 

It. To Will™ Sumner for 4 days hors and man^ 
to run the line between Deadham and Dor- 
chester and Rocl^sber^ vp to Plimoth line at 
S'^e'^p. day 

It. To Liftenant Capen 4 days the same line 

It. To Srg""* Samuell Clap 4 days the same line 

It. To Srg""* James Blake 4 days same line . 

It. To Captin Foster for Runing the line between ) 
Dorchester and Melton one day . . j 

It. Jn*" Minot the same line on day 



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It. To Thomas Tolman one day the same line . 0-2-0 

It. To Captain Foster for runing the line betweene ") 

Dorchester and Punkapag 2 days at — 3" G'* p' [■ - 7-6 

day liors and man ..... J 
It. To Jn** Minot for the same line 2 days . 
It. To Joseph Homes the same line 2 days . 
[197.] It To Samuell Dauenport Tho. Birch ) 

and Daniell Preston Jun"" for killing 2 wolues ) 
It. To Captin Foster as Deputy .... 
It. to Will™ Sumner as Deputy .... 
It. To James Blake and Nathaniell Clap for) 

neck gats ...... j 

It. To James Bird for killing a woolf . 

It. To Captin Foster 4' for a bl. of malt to pay ^ 

the Surueigher for runing the line and 3* ex- i 

pence for making the childs coate . . -) 
It. To Nathanell Clap for a bl of malt for the same 
It. Jn*' Minot as p* of what is due to him for ) 

expences laid out a bout the Schol-house J 
It. To Samuell Robinson himself for windows 1 

and Shuts for the Schol-hous ... J 
It. To Jn° Gornell for expences about meeting ) 

hous ) 

It. To Ensigne Hale for the like worke 

It. To William Pond for the like^'work 

It. To Richard Euens .... 

It. To Mathias Euans .... 

It. To M'^Glouer for p* of his bords for the"] 

Schole house 17" 6** which should haue been I 

p^ to M'- Poole, but the Constable Engageth | 

to make it vp to M'- Poole . . .J 

It. left in the hands of Samuell Robinson asl 

p' of the gate money to be called for when [■ 0-14-9 

ther is need of repairing the lote gates . j 

Sume Totall 49-6-6 

Md. of this 14" 9^ ther is p* by Samuell Robinson 3* for work 
done about the gate in the yeer 73 viz : that gate by Timothy Fosters, 
the Constable Samuell Robinson is discharged of the account 
excepting the 14' 9** left in his hands and ther is due to him from 
the Towne 3* 10^ as a remainder of what is due to him for his 
worke about the Schole Windows. 

The same day Liftenant Jn° Capen gaue in an account of what 
had been Coinitted into his hands at Seauerall time at first of ten 
bushells and half of peas brought in to his hous by James Minot 
which was for the child of Frances Tree tWe 21 (2) 67 : and 4* p. 
bushel 

Imp p* to John Homes 3 bis 0-12-0 

It. d^ to Jn° Homes a gaine 3 bis. . . . 0-12-0 

It. p^ for Jn° Homes by his 'order a peck and half ) 0-1-6 

for Caps-fare . . . . . j - - 

It. d^ 3 pecks to Joseph Long • . . • 0-3-0 



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[198.] It. p* againe fore Jn* Homes to the 1 

Towne rate 6' 4* which was for Deacon Wis- v 0-6-4 

wall and Hannah Mannings r . . ) 
It. d* a bl. more to Jn** Homes . . . 0-4-0 

It. loss on the measuer on peck and two quarts 0-1-3 

Disbnrst . . 2-0-1 

Rest due to the account . . . . 0-1-11 
More left in the hands of Jn** Capen of the Towne 

Rate for the yeer 66 and brought in in peas at 

4- p' bl 5-16-2 

of which ther was loss on the price they being ) 

put off all at 3- 6* p' ble . . . . J 0-14-6 

It. p* for the Childs Coate 0-9-0 

It. to Jn** Homes on account . . . . 0-7-1 
It. laid out for painter for a pa shooues and for ) 

makeing his waistcoat . . . . j 0-2-6 
It. laid out for a Catcher for the meeting hous ) 

doar J 0-0-6 

It. for attendence at the Court 9 days. . • . 0-13-6 

It. for Recording for the yeere 67 . . . 1-0-0 
It. d* to Jn® Homes by order from the Select) 

men in shoowes J 2-0-0 

It. laid out for boards for the Scholhouse . . 0-15-0 

and for nayls 0-0-6 

It. laid out a bl. of malt for the Surueigher for > 

runing the line j 0-4-0 

It. for a bell rope 0-1-0 

Sume Total . • . . 6-11-10 



Recc. on the.ballance of the other account as) 

aboue ^| 0-1-11 

It. Recc. alsoe from Thomas Clap rent for Comon 1 

meaddow and the 5^ 16.2 as aboue . . J 0-6-0 

Rest due to Jn« Capen to ball™ . . . . 0-9-7 

Mel Ther was alsoe d^ into the hands of . Jn^"^ 
Capen by the Relicts of William Blake > 
towards the repaiering the burying place, j 0-18-0 

the which was by the Select mens order deliuered into the hands 
of William Sunmer and at this time was by them alowed vnto the 
said William Sumner for 12 days attendance at the Court. 

Alsoe ther was brought into the hands of Jn*^ Capen by Parker 
for rent for remote meaddows 3 bis. of Come but it was dl. into the' 
hands of Jn® Minot towards worke done about the Schol house : 
this rent was for the yeer 67 and also that aboue of Tho : Clap 
which 3 bis. was paid to Timothy Foster for worke at Schol hous. 

[199.] At a generall Towne meeting the 7*^ of the 10*^ mo. 
1668. 

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ing of the directory should be omitted, and then the accounts both 
of Contry and Towne Rats weer giuen in. 

The same time it was Voted the Towne would giue vnto the 
maintenance of the minestry for the yeer now almost past the 
Sume of 180" Viz to M' Mather 80>* and M' Stoughton QO^ and 
ther owne estats free from Rateing to that Rate. 

The same day it was Voted that the Select men for the time 
being Bhould agree with the School Master for the teaching of the 
youth ; for soe long time as they shall Judg meet. 

The same day it was Voted and agreed vnto by the Towne that 
the next lords day com seauennitht ther should be a Vollentary 
Contribution for the nesessety of Samuel Hill who is in want of 
releif e and the more by reason that some of his goods was lately 
StoUen out of his house. And John Minot and Thomas Tilstone 
are Chosen and appointed to dispos or emproue it for his best 
Supply. 

The same day ther was chosen for Select men. 

Captin Foster Liften Capen, Jn* Minot Ensigne Halle Srg"** 
Samuell Clap and for Recorder Lift. Jn** Capen Raters. William 
Sumner, Srg"* James Blake, Srg"' Will" pond. 

Sup'uisors Rich, Leeds Augustin Clement. 

And for the neck of land Nathaniell Clap. 

It was agreed on by the Comissioners mett at Boston in the yeer 
1668 that all earable land and meadow should be rated at ten 
shillings p'acre and all pasture land at fine shillings p'acre and 
that majestrats and minesters should be rated. 

This returne was made by James l^ake who was Comissioner for 
the Towne of Dorchester. 

[200.] At a meeting of the Select men the 14*^ (10) 1668. 

Henery Mare (bringing a Certifficate vnder the Gouemors hand 
of his allowance to setle in this Jurisdiction) desiered to be alowed 
an inhabetant in this Towne the which was granted him. 

The same day Samuell Paule Came and desiered liberty to haue 
about 3 or 4 load of Timber out of the 500 acrs towards the build- 
ing him an house, the which was granted him. 

The same day it was ordered that a warant should be directed to 
the Raters to make a rate for the mantenanc of the minestry of 
180;^ viz of M' Mather 80" and M' Stoughton 60" and a towne Rate 
of 54" and to make their return to the Select men at ther next 
meeting which will be the Second Munday in January next. 

The same day the Contry Rate was fineshed with the addition 
the Sume whereof is 76-14-8 being a duble Rate because of the 
Collidg p' portion and deputys expences but the Treasurers war- 
rant is for a Rate and half besides CoUedg p'portion. 

The same day Frances Oliuer Came againe and desiered liberty 
to stay in the Towne and for that end brought Thomas Bird and 
Joseph Long to be bound for him but they vnderstanding that they 
must be bound to Cleere him wholly from the Towne for three 
months after he was remoued, refused soe to doe and therfore the 
said Oliuer was againe warned to depait the Town. 

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156 CiTT Document No. 9. 

The day aboue said the Raters returned ther Rates Comitted to 
them to make. 

The Sume of the Contry Rate 76-19-8 

The minesters Rate 130-11-5 

The Town Rate 54-15-2 

The same day ther was a warrant directed to the Constables to 
gather the Towne and Contry Rats : and the minesters Rate was 
Comitted to the Deacons and the Constables to make disborsment 
according to orders directed to them. 

The same day Captin William Hudson of Boston came to the 
Select men and made a full agreement with the Select men a bout 
Assigning ouer his Court Grant of 500 acres of land granted to M' 
Jeffereys for 300 acrs of o' land about wade-ing Riuer and he to be- 
come [201.] an inhabetant of Dorchester and lyable to publique 
Charges and the place or house to be called by the name of Dor- 
chester house. 

The 11*^ of the (11) 1668. 
Wheras Captin William Hudson of Boston haue by vertue of the 
Gen" Court Grant hath fiue hundred acrs of land which was some 
time giuen to Mf Jefferys, now know that the said William Hudson 
haue made this agreement with the Select men of Dorchester that 
in Consideration of three hundred acres about Wadeing Riuer out 
of the Towneship of Dorchester hee the said William Hudson will 
resigne vp his grant of fiue hundred acres vnto the Towne of Dor- 
chester and doe acknowlidg my self to be an inhabetant of the 
Towne of Dorchester and to become lyable to such dutys as doe 
belong to other inhabetants and doe further Engage to conforme 
more fully this exchange in time Conuenient and that according to 
law. 

Wittnes my hand William Hudson. 

This is a true Coppie of that breif agreement vntill more foil 
and ample writtings may be made Entered and Examined by me 

John Capen, Recorder, 
the originall remaining on file. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (12) 1668. 

The day abouesaid John Blackman requested liberty for to haue 
200 of Railes and 50 posts out of the 500 acrs and it was granted 
him. 

The same day a letter was p'sented to the Select men from Enoch 
Place for his reseption into the Towne as an inhabetant againe but 
the Select men saw noe Reason to grant it. 

The same day ther was granted vnto Ensigne Hale two trees in 
the 500 acrs for to make posts for fence. 

At a Towne meeting the 9 (12) 68 the Court order about horees 
was published and notice giuen that such horses as respected that 
order should be brought that day fortnight after lectuer to some 
place neer the meeting house that ther may be vewed by the Select 
men. 

[303.] The same day Nicholas Bolton did agree to tend the 



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DORGHESTEB ToWN RECORDS. 157 

meeting house to keep it in decent order and to Ring the bell the 
yeer insewing for which he is to haue 3^* of which 10" of it in money 
if it can be gott or otherwis to haue 3* vpon the shilling for that 
10" Jn® Capen and Samuell Clap made the agreement with him 
being ther vnto appointed by the Select men at ther meeting the 
day before. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8* of the (1) 6| 

It is ordered that wheras by experience it doth appeare that the 
Comons in dorchester are ouer burdened and one Reason is because 
of great numbers of sheepe that are taken into o' Towne from other 
townes by some of our owne inhabetants to the great Damadge of 
the whole. 

It is therefore ordered that whosoeuer of o' inhabetants shall re- 
ceaue any such sheepe from any p'son or p'sons of other Townes 
to feede vpon ol Comons more then one weeke shall pay to the vse 
of the towne Six pence p. sheepe or lamb for euery weeke and for 
soe many as they shall soe receaue to be leuyed by distress or 
otherwise for the vse aforesaid. 

The same day ther was granted to John Pason liberty for three 
loade of timber towards the building of a barne to be taken out of 
the 500 acrs. 

The same day ther was granted to Thomas Grant liberty for 100 
of rails out of the same place. 

The like liberty was granted to Quarter Master Smith to take 
100 of railes in the same place aforesaid. 

The same day Robt. Stanton and Jn** Homes weere appointed to 
giue notice of Stone Horses runing at liberty one the Comons Con- 
trary to Court order. 

The same day ther was appointed a Comittee Viz Captin Clap, 
Captaine Foster Lif tenant Capen Sarg*** Samuell Clap and William 
Sumner to attend that bussnes about the line between Dorchester 
and Rocksbery at such time as the Comittee appointed by the 
Court shall giue notice. 

The same time James Bird's request for the Towns ap'bation 
Concerning a Tann-yard between Anthony Gullifords house and 
M' Collicots at Melton it was referred vnto some spech with Jn® 
Gill and Anthony GuUiford. 

[303«] The same day at the motion of Enoch Wiswall and 
his Complaint of diners intrenching vpon the third diuission in the 
Cow-walke vnder p'tence of that 500 acrs ther was appointed 
Liftenant Capen Srg"' Samuell Clapp and Amiell Weeks to Joyne 
with Enoch Wiswall to run that head line between the 3* deuission 
and the 500 acrs and to make the bounds more Vissible and the 
like between the 500 acrs and the first lote in the late deuission. 

The same day Nicholas George is alowed by the Select men to 
keepe an ordinary if the Court please to admitt of it. 

Vewers of Fences 
for the great lots the-ftirther p* . . . f Thomas Tolman 



for the p* neerest the Towne 



Thomas Peirce 

Jn« Smith Sen' 

\ Timothy Tilston 



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Crrr DoouMBNT No. ft- 



for the 20 ficre lots ... 

for the feild behind the widdow Bifd 

for the feild behind Ml! Joanes. 

for the feild behind M'.. Stoughtons 

for the feild behind Mf Mather . 

for the neck of land 

for the feild before Enock Wiswals 

for Cleering the great lots 



I Thomas Grant 
1 James White 
(ObediahHaws 
( Thomas Andrews 
' Augasten Clement 
Isacke Joanes 
Steuen Minot 
^ Benjamen Leeds 
George Dyer 
William Pond 
Nicholas Clap 
Joseph Homes 
Obediah Swift 
I Thomas Moadesly 
Jn® Smith Jun' 



for Cleering the Neck of land . . . Israeli Meade 

Al Corne f eilds are to be Cleered this yeere by t±ie first Monday 
in aprill and fence Vewers are to Vew fences by the first of -aprill 
this yeer. • 

[204.] At a Towne meeting the 9* (1) 6f Captaine Foster 
and William Sumner weer Chosen Depatys for tibe yeere Eifsewing, 
btit they accepted but for the first Session. 

The Same day ther was Chosen for Comissioners to end Smale 
Causes Captaine Foster William Sumner and Jn** Minot. 

And Constables for the yeer Ensewing James White and Samuell 
Rigby. 

The 15 (1) 68 on a training day the Select men granted to the 
Weddow Baker and Israeli Meade liberty for one himdred of railes 
out of the 500 acres and a bout 30 or 40 posts. 

The Same time ther was granted to Benjamen Leeds liberty for 
150 Railes out of the Same place. 

At a meeting of the Sellect men the 12* (2) 69. 

It was ordered at the request of James Whit (who was latly 
Chosen Fence vewer for the 20 acre lots) that seeing he is Chosen 
Constable for this yeer, that thei'fore he shall be dismissed from 
the Vewing of fence and Jn® Merifeild is appointed for that work. 

The day abouesaid the Constable brought in a list of the yong 
men that where not vnder the Gouernmentof famelys according as 
the law enjoyns, and the same day Thomas Pope, Steuen Hoppen 
Jun', Samuel Bray and Thomas Dauenport weer spoken with by ' 
the Select men in p'ticuler and the Constable ordered to giue 
notice to the rest of tib^e yong men to appeare before the Select men 
the next lectuer day being the 20^' of this Instant at Captin 
ffosters house p'^sently after the lectuer. 

At a meeting of the Select men at Captin ffosters house the 
20^ of the (2) 69 the p'sons vnder named weer brought by the 
Constable before the Select men in ref erance to the order of Court 
requiering the Select men to take inspection of ther orderly walking 
and Submitting to f amely Gournment. 

Richard Frances Henery Roberts Peter Chaplin • ' i 

Josua Henshaw Johnathan Birch Nathanell Wales 



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DoBCHESTER Town B]qgobds. 159 

Ralph Bradish Asahel Smith Edward Martin 

Joseph Birch Thomas Birch Adam Wright 

fflraances Olliuer Richard Butt. Tho : Grant was 

Johnathan Hill Cornelius Morgan not Worned 

[205.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10* (3) 69. 

It was agreed vnto by the Select men that they or some of them 
together with the Elder should take Some Conuenient time to goe 
about to the Seauerall p*" of the Towne to take notice and en- 
quiery of the Seauerall p'sons of ther manner of liueing and of ther 
p* fitting by public or priuate instruction. 

It was agreed on by the Commissioners for the Contry Rate for' 
the yeer 166S being mett together at Boston that all Eareable land 
and meadow, should be vallewed at 10' p' acre apd all pastuer land 
at 5' p'aere : and that all Majestrates and minesters shalbe rated. 

This is a true Coppy of that retume which o' Commissioner 
James blake did make. Entered by me \ 

Jn** Capen Record* 

At a meeting of the Towne being orderly called together on the 
8 (4*) 69. 

A motion being made by o' Breatheren and freinds liueing at or 
neer to hadly vnto the Towne for to dismiss M' Atherton from his 
engagement to the Scheie in Dorchester vnto the publique worke of 
the minestry with them their. 

It is therfore put to the vote whether the Towne will be willing 
to dismiss M"^ Atherton from his Engagement by the 29 Septem. 
next or sooner if the towne by ther Comittee can p'aid a supply 
for ther Scbole. 

The vote is in the Affermatiue. 

Ther Same day ther was Chosen a Comittee to looke out and 
agree with a Scheie Master for to teach Schole in Dorchester ther 
names are M' William Stouhton Lift"' Jn© Capen and Jn° Minot. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (7) 1669. 

The Select men doth order that Mr. Timothy . Mather be spoken 
with all, and he . is heerby desiered to Erect a Conuenient and 
Comely Pillar vpon his fathers graue and for that, and towards the 
funerall expences he shall haue out of the next towne Rate ten 
pounds paid vnto, him p'uided it be done by the last of Nouember 
next. 

[206.] The Same day the Select men vewed the way betweene 
Clement Maxfeild and Tho: Dauenport and they found it not 
broad enough and therefore staked out the. way two rod broad from 
the Stone wall in vpon that land which Thomas Dauenport haue 
taken in. 

The Same day the Select men made a Rate for this County by 
warrant from the County Treasurer the Rate was halfe a Single 
Contry Rate, for the yeer 1668 the which being Sumed vp Came to 
IS^i- i2»-8^ of which the Treasurer is to haue 18^^- 8''-9^. 

The Same day a warrant was directed to the Constable Samuell 
Rigby to repaire to Joseph. Birch the Contents whereof is as 
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160 Crrr Dooumekt No, 9. 

To the Constable of Dorchester you are requiered in his Majes- 
ties name to repaire to Joseph Birch and requier him (from the 
Select men) to put himself in an orderly way of liueing, either by 
placeing himself with some Master that may keepe him in constant 
imployment soe as may gine Satisfaction to the Court or elce to ex- 
pect that he wilbe p'sented to the Court for disorderly liueing. 

Dated the 13 (7) 69 By the Select men Jn^ Capen Record' 

At a meeting of the freemen the 4"* of the(8"') 69 at the meet- 
ing house ther was Chosen for Deputies for the Generall Court 
Captain Hopstill Foster and William Sumner to continue till the 
next Court of Election. 

The Select men on the 27 (7) 69 did agree with Goodwife Car- 
ter to let deliuerance Stock abid at her house vntill and in the 
time of her lying in, for which she is to haue for Hie month of her 
lying in 10" p' the weeke of which 2" 6** in money p' the weeke, and 
for the time before to haue 4* p' weeke p'uided that deliuerance 
must worke out as much of this, as she can, and what fall short to 
be made vp by the Towne and she went to her house the next day. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8'*^ (9) 69. 

The day a boue said the Constable Jacob Hewens appeared and 
gaue in an account of the Towne Rate Comitted to him to gather 

li. f. d. 

for the yeare 1668 the sume of the Rate being . .64-15-2 
Imp. to the Schol Master Sir Atherton . . .25-00-0 
It. to Jn*^ Homes for Frances Trees Child . . > 2-3-1 

It. to Jnf Homes for wokre done at the Schole house 1 1-15-9 

It. to Robt. wils for work at the Schole house . 1 1-5-0 

[307.] It. to Nicholas bolton for Ringing the bell ) 

and for a days worke to warne a Towne meeting j 03 - 02 - 00 
It. To Nicholas Lawerence for Francis Tree . 02-05-00 

It. To William Turner for Francis Tree . . 02-11-00 

It. To Timothy Foster for work at Schole hous . ") 02 - 09 - 00 

It. To Tho : Swift Sen' for bords for the metting > 

house 1 00 -03- 00 

It. To Captaine Foster as Deputy . . . 03-04-08 

It. To Nicholas George for expenses . . . 04-03-00 
It. To William Sumner as Deputy . . . 03-01-00 
It. To Lift"* Capen for a dept due to him for the last ' 

yeer . . J 00-09-07 

It. To Jn® Minot besids what he haue already for 

Charges about the Schole house . . . J 01 - 05 - 11 
It. To Samuell Robbinson for worke about Schole- 

windows 1 00 -03 -10 

It. To Quarter Master Smith for abushell of Malt for 

the Surueigher J 00 - 04 - 00 

and for Carrying of bords from Boston for the Schole 

hous jOO-05-00 



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Dorchester Town Records. 161 

It. To M' Glouer for p* of what was due to him for V 
bords, the other being p'* the veer before ther being [■ 
yet due from M' Glouer 1" 7^ . . . .) 00 - 14 - 01 

It. to Jn« Blake for a locke for the Sehole hous .1 00 - 02 - 01 



■} 



It. To William Pond 7' 4^* and Ezra Clap 1" 5* and to "^ 
Mathias Euens 1" 3* and to Richard Euens 1" S^ 
and to Nathan Bradly by Rich: Euens order 1" 3^. J- 00-12-11 
all this for worke don at the meeting house in p* of I 

J 



what is due to them 



SumeTotall 54-19-11 
Rest due to Jacob He wens to ballance . . . 00-04-09 

The Same day ther was granted to Tho: Dauenport Jun' libert}^ 
to take a bout three loads of wood out of the 500 acres to make 
plows, some Ash and some Oake but the Oak is to be taken of 
such as is downe already. 

Alsoe ther was granted to his father some of the tops of the 
trees in the same place for fire-wood, but not to fall any nor to take 
that which is p'uided by other men for theire vse which haue ben 
formerly Granted 

The Same day ther was granted to Sargent Clap to haue 200 of 
Railes out of the 500 acrs. 

[308«] The Same day Israeli Mead made a motion for a place 
to sett a smale frame Joyning to the North p* of his old building in 
exchang. for some land neer his barne for the enlarging of that wa}^ 
and for his Conueniency for his frame, vnto which motion the Se- 
lect men appoints Captaine Foster and Srg°' Clap and Amiell 
Weeks and Isack Joanes to Vew his request and accordingly they 
to conclud and determine the matter and make returne. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 1 (10) 69 at Captin Fosters 
hous. M"^ Timothy Mather as Constable for the 3'ear 68, appeared 
to make vp his account for the Contry Rate^for the yeer 68 Comitted 
to him to Colect the Sume of the Rate being 76^* 19" 8^* as followeth 
Viz. 
Imp to the Treasurer for which he brought the Treas- ) 

urers Recept j 57-17-04 

It. to Samuell Jackson for Glasing 31^^* of Endian at \ 

2' 2^ p bl : but at the Contry price 4^ 2' 8^ . . J 03 - 07 - 02 
It. for Carrying the Come to Boston . . . 00-05-02 

It. for his diett 00-04-00 

It. for a man to fetch the Glas from Boston . . ) 

JOO-01-00 

It. for Nayles to M"^ Patten 00-01-06 

The Sume of al this as it was p*^ in at the Contry Rate ) 

is J 04 -14 -04 

It. To Captaine Foster as Deputy . . . .03-12-00 
It. To William Sumner as Deputy . . . .03-12-00 

69-15-08 
Rest due to BaUance 07-04-00 



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162 City Document No. 9. 

Recc of M' Mather ia full of the towne of Dorches-^ 
ters p' portion to the Contry Rate for the yeer 1668 J 
the Sume of Sixty Seauen pound Seauenteene Shil- 5-57-17 — 04 
lings f ower pence I Say Recc p' me Richard Russell | 
Treasurer J 

At a Generall Meeting of the Towne the 6 (10) 1669. 

After the Derectory was read It was put to the Vote as followeth. 
Wheras the Select men haue formerly granted to M^ Timothy Ma- 
ther, ten pound towards the funerall expences and the erecting of 
a pillar on his fathers tomb. It was [209,] p'posed to the towne 
whether they would consent to what the Select men haue done with 
out limettation of the time but to be done as sone as Conueniently 
it ma}^ 

The Voate was in the Affermatiue 

The Same day it was put agreed by a Vote that ther should be a 
Rate made 100^' for the maintenance of the minestry for the yeer 
past which ends the last of this Month and this hundered pound to 
discharge what is due to M"^ Mather for f oWer Months seruice ; and 
alsoe for a recompence to M' Stoughton. 

The same day it was put to the Vote whether we would haue a 
house built and p'uided for the Minestry and likewise that a Comit- 
tee be chosen to looke out for a Conuenient Place to set it on ; and 
the house and accomodations to it to remaine to the Towne for such 
an end, and not to be alienated from that vse from time to time 
and the house to be such an house as James Blaks house is, namly 
38 foote in lenth and 20 foote wid and 14 foote betweene Joynts 
gert worke. 

The Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

The same day it was Voted that the Select men that shall be 
Chosen for the yeere Ensuing, shall be the Comittee for to looke 
out for a place to set this house on : and to make report to the 
town for ther ap'bation therof , and likwise for to agree with the 
workmen for the doeing of the worke, and the Charges to be de- 
frayed by the Towne. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Select men Captaine 

Foster, Srg""* Clap, Lift""* Capen, Ensigne Hale, James Blake. 

for Recorder Lift"' Capen 

for Raters. M*" Timothy Mather, 

Steuen Minot, Daniell Preston 
for Sup'uisors Richard Baker, Augustin Clement, 
and for the Neck of land Nicholas Clap. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 10 1669. 

Daued Joanes made Request that his former Grant to George 
Procter for a hous plot might be laid out, the Select men appointed 
Lif tenant John Capen and Ensigne Rich: Hale to lay it out accord- 
ing to grant and to make returne. 

[310.] The same day it was appointed that the Single Con- 
try Rate should be fineshed, with the addition of a quarter p* for 
Colledg p' portion and Deputys expences. 

Alsoe that ther should be a warrant Isued to the Raters to make 
a Rate of one hundred pounds for the maintenance of the minestry 



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Dorchester Town Records. 163 

for the yeer past, and also for a towne Rate of 55" for the vse of 
the towne and to pay the Sehole Master. 

The Same day also it was agreed t\iat ther should be an order 
sent to John Pope (the Select men vnder standing that a daughter 
of his is come from Boston into his^famely) that he doe forthwith 
come to the Select men and giue Securety to sane the Towne harm- 
les from Damedg or els to expect the penalty which the towne order 
lays vpon such as entertatne Inmats. 

The Coppie of the warrant which was sent to the Constable 
Sam,uell Rigby remains on file. 

The Same day it was ordered that Roger Belleng and Tho : 
Swift of Meltdn (he being a p'prietor in this towne and being 
neer ther abouts) that they together with such as they shall take to 
them to Enform them shall be desiered and empowered to goe forth 
and vew such Seder Swamps aboue brantry wheer we vnderstand 
that some doe trespas vpon o' land and to take notice therof , and 
if they find that it is soe to forbid them and Cause them to desist 
as they will answer it, the Coppe of the order sent remains on file. 

The Contry Rate for the yeer 69 amounts to 47" 3" 0^^ with the 
addition of a quarter p' for Colledg p'portion and deputys expence 
47" 3' 0* 

This Rate deliuered to Constable James White to Colect and to 
pay to the Treasurer or his order 37" 2" 11* being the Single Rate 
and 3" 1- 7 Colledg p'portion in all 40" 4« 6^ 

Alsoe he is to pay to Nicholas Bolton towards his pay for Ringing 

the bell 1-0-0 

2-10-0 

2-10-0 

0-18-0 

(11) 69. 



Also to Captin Foster as Deputy . . . 
Also to William Sumner as Deputy . 
Also more to Captin Foster as Deputy . 

[211.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10**" 

The Raters made returne of the minesters Rate the Sume wheerof 
was 100" 0« 1*^ and Comitted to the Deakon. 

Alsoe the Towne Rate the Sume wherof was 55" 6^^ and Co- 
mitted to Constable Samuell Rigby to Colect. 

The Same day the Select men did order that the Rate for the 
nainestry for yeer 69 being 100" should be disposed to M^ Stoughton 
70 pound and to M"" Timothy Mather for his fathers labour 4 
months 26" 13^ 4*^ and the remainder to discharge some former 
arrears behind to M' Stoughton. 

The Same day ther was granted to M" Atherton liberty to haue 
timber out of the 500 acrs to make two ground sels. 

Also vpon information of Captin Foster that some p'son haue 
fallen a tree vpon the highway between the 20 acr lots and good- 
man pasons farme contrary to order, the Select men vpon his request 
haue granted and empowered him to take the tree to himself. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14-12-69 

It was ordered that a warrant should be Ishewed out to the 
Constable to warne a meeting of the freemen the 2** weeke in March 
to bring in Votes for Nomination of Majestrates and Chousing 
deputys and Comissioner and the rest of the inhabetants also to 
Chous Constables and County Treasurer and other bussines that 
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164 City Document No. 9. 

At a meeting of the Select men of Dorchester at Captin Fosters 
house about some prudentiall affaires of the Towne the 17 (12) 69 
It is ordered 

That wheras Deacon Samuell Bass of Brantry haue by himself 
or his order f alen some tree or trees in a Swamp within the bounds 
of o' Towne (as we app'hend)* and wheras the said Samuell Bass, 
haue made request to the Select men, that he may take a way that 
which he haue fallen and p' missing to make satisfaction for it, If 
vpon tryall it proue to be soe. The Select men doe grant that he 
may take what he haue already fallen, p'uided he fall noe mor^ till 
tryall of the bounds be made, neither shall this liberty extend to 
any other who haue not made their address and Ooddissioned as he 
haue doun. 

[212.] At a Towne meeting the 9 (1) 6^^ 
Ther was then and ther Chosen for Deputys Captine Foster and 
William Sumner to serue for the whole yeere. 

for Comissiouers to end smale Causes Captin Foster, William 
Sumner, Lift"' Jn® Capen. 
for Constables Thomas Dauenport, Obediah Hawes. 

At the same time ther was Chosen William Sumner, Augusten 
Clement, Richard Leeds, Nicholas George, Enock Wiswall and 
Jn'' Wales, for to Vew the Creeke about John Wales his hous, and 
to Consider the Charges that may be needfull for to make it a 
Conuenient landing place ; and also the manner how ; and to make 
retorne to the Select men that soe it may be p*moted and a Com- 
plished by some Vollentary subscription of each man that is willing 
to disburst towards that Chaig, and the Comodety therof to be 
free to the whol Towne. 

The same day it was p' posed to the Towne whether they would 
Grant liberty to Nicholas Bolton to sell Sider or Victuale in a way 
of Common Entertainment either Saboth day or elce : the Vote 
was in the Negatiue. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 (1) 1^^ 

Ther was appointed Fence Vewers. 

for the great lots from Captains Neck to good^ ) Rich : Leeds 

man Tolmans . . . . " ) Steuen Minot 

for the rest of the great lots to Naponset . j Thomes Trdt 

J Abraham How 
for the 20 acr Lots .... . ) Henry Merrifeild 

) Thomas Pope 
for the Feild behind James Bird . . | Elder Humphry 

j James Bird 
for the feild behind M" Joanes and before ) Enock Wiswall 

Enock Wiswals old hous ) Joshua Henshaw 

for the feild behind M' Stoughtons . . ) Rich Withington 

j Joseph Weiks 
for the feild behind Mr. Mathers . . ) Timothy Mather 

j Daniell Elders 
for the Neck of land William Sumner and Nathaniell Clap, 
for Cleering of the Neck of land Jn** Homes, 
for Cleering the great lots Jn"* Smith and Robt Sanders or either of 
them. 



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DORCHESTEB ToWN RECORDS. 165 

All Corne f eilds are to be Cleered by the 1 1**" day of Aprill and 
Fence Vewers are to Vew Fences by the 12 day of apriU this yeere. 

[313.] Artecles of Agreement had made and agreed vpon be- 
tween Captaine Hopstill Foster, Lift^* Jn° Capen, Ensigne Richard 
Hale, Srg""' Samuell Clap and Si^""* James Blake, Select men of the 
Towne of Dorchester for the time being of the one p'ty : and Hen- 
ery Merefeild and Margeret his wife of the Same towne of the 
other p'ty : this three and twenty eth day of March one thousand 
Six hundred Sixty and nine or Seauenty, as foUoweth : 

Wittneseth that the said Select men on the behalf of the Towne 
haue put and bound the child of John Stock and Deliuerance his 
wife vnto the said Henery Merifeild and Margeret his wif their 
heyers executors Adminestrators or Assignes, to Nurce, Educate 
and bring vp vntill it accomplish the age of Sixteene or eightteene 
yeers (at the liberty of the Said Merrifeild to accept off) it being 
now about the age of twenty weeks, finding vnto and pViding for 
the maintenance of the Child now in its Infancy. 

And soe forword, as it shall grow vp to more ripnes of yeers 
and statuer duering the whole terme such sufficient nessesarys for 
food and rayment &c. as shal bee meete : as alsoe when it shalbe 
Capable to teach or Cause it to be taught to read p'fitly the English 
tongue, And also to teach and instruct her in the principles of 
Christian religion. And in such houswifry employment of Spin- 
ning and knitting, as she may be Capable off to leame and her to 
keep in Sicknes and in helth. And to the premisses the said Hen- 
ery Merrifeild and Margeret his wife doe bind them selues their 
heyers excecutors Adminestrators or Assignes to p'forme the Con- 
ditions aboue mentioned and to Secuer the Towne harmeless from 
any further Charge, And in Consideration heeroff the foresaid Se- 
lect men doe in the behalf of themselues for the time being and 
their Successors on the behalf of the Towne that ther shall be paid 
out of the towne Rate the Sume of therty pounds : Viz : ten pounds 
at the end of the f eirst yeer after the date heerof whether the Child 
line or dy ; and ten pound p' the yeer for the next two yeers, 
p'uided that if the Child dyin any p* of the Second or theird yeers, 
then he the said Merrifeild shall haue but p*portionably of the pay 
according to the life of the Child in witnes heerof the p'tys aboue 
named haue heer vnto set ther hands the day and yeer aboue said. 

Witnes hereof The mark of Henery 3 Merrifeild 

Ammiel Weekes The mark of Margeret = Meryfeild 

the marke of 
Nicholas ^ Bolton Hopestill Foster "1 

John Capen Sen' 
Richard Hall y Select men 
Samuell Clap 
James Blake 

[314.] The same day being the 14'*^ (1) ^/jq ther was granted 
liberty to Henery Merrifeild to take timber for 200 of Railes and 
two trees for posts out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day it was ordered and appointed that John Homes 



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and Clement Maxfield should see to the execution of that towne 
order Respecting yokeing and Ringing of hogs made in the yeer 
44 follio 409 in the first book, and for ther paines they are to haue 
4^ p' swine for all that are defectiue and if the owners ref us to 
yoke them and Ring them, then they shall doe it themselues, and 
the owners shalbe lyable to pay them 9* p swine for soe doeing ; If 
only yokeing them 8* for a yoke p'uided the owner be first Enformed 
before they yoke them, but the penalty of 4* shall be paid and this 
order to be in force the Eleuenth of Aprrll for yokeing and all the 
yeer for Ringing, and this order extends to all Swine within this 
plantation ; and any other p'son may execute this order also. 

The same day Nicholas Georg is a lowed by the Select men to 
keepe an ordinary If the Court Please to admit of it. 

At a meeting of the Select men at Captin Fosters hous the 23 
(1) ®/7o Henery Merrifeild and his wif Came before the Selectmen 
and made an agreement about Stocks Child as is recorded in the 
first book follio 213. 

The same day they appointed Amiell Weiks; Roger Belleng, 
Rich. Withington Samuell Rigby and Daniel preston to Run the 
• line from the top of the blew hiU between Brantry and vs ; and soe 
home to Plimoth Line. 

And for the line between Rocksbery and v& Captine Clap, Captin 
Foster, Lift"** Capen and William Sumner. 

And for the line between Deadham and Dorchester: William 
Sumner if he be able Clement Maxfeild, William Pond and 
Nathaniell Clap. 

And for the line between Melton and vs and punkepage and 
Dorchester Ensigne Ritjh. Hale, Joseph Homes and Steuen Minot. 

The Same day Notice was giuen to Henery Merrifeild to dis- 
charge the towne of his daughter Funnell which hath been at his 
hous about a weeke ; vnless he gitt a note vnder the hands of the 
Select men of Melton that they will receaue her againe if need be 
and to looke at her as an Inhabetant of their Towne, notwith- 
standing her residence at her fathers hous for the p'sent : 

[215.] The same day Nicholas Bolton was appointed to giue 
notice of a Towne meeting to be assembled the next Second day to 
publish towne orders and to giue notice therof to the Seauerall 
Inhabetants. 

At a Towne Meeting the 28 (1) 1670 It was Voted that at the 
next meeting of the Select men in their ordinary Cours being the 
Second Monday in May the}^ shall appoint a day for the towne to 
Come together to declare whether they will haue the meeting hous 
remoued or noe. 

Alsoe the same time it was voted that the Selectmen should 
p'sent against thos that entrench vpon our lands beyond the blew 
' hiUs. 

The same day diners in the Towne did at the motion of the 
Select men Engage to lay downe some money and Some Cbrne and 
peas'for the p'sent supply in placemg of Stocks child to be repaid 
again out of the next Rate. 

Captin Foster 2 bis. of Corne and one bl. of peas 

Lift"* Capen one bl. of peas. 



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Ensigne Hale one bl. of Come. 

Srg"^' Clap one bl. of Corne 

Edward pason 2 bl. corne and on bl. of peas 

And in money b 

Jn^ Smith Sen' . 
Augiistin Clement 
William Sumner 
Samiiell paale 



Rich Leeds 
Richard Baker 
Tho : Tilstone 
Daniell Preston 
Thomas Trot 
Nathaniell Clap 
Jn« Gornell 
Thomas Lake 
Robt. Spur 
Rich Withington 
Nicholas Bolton 
Md merrif eild bad also some oats out *) 
of the Towne rate of Isack Joans two > 

bl. ) 

and a pair of shows for his wif of Jn** ) 

Cjipen Sen' .... ) 



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The 16 (3) 1670. [2 16,] At a meeting of the Select men 
vpon an occasionall meeting ther was granted to Ensigne Hale 
liberty to take 4 or 5 load of timber out of the fine hundred acrs 
towards the building of his barne, 

the same day ther was granted to Jn® Bird to take a load or ther 
abouts of timber out of the 500 acres. 

The 17 3 70. Richard Leeds and Steuen Minot brought a p'sent- 
ment of defectiue fence about the great lots as foUoweth 

According to order wee whos names are vnder writ, haue Vewed 
the great lot Fence, and haue giuen warning to all whom we found 
defectiue ; Now vpon o' theird Vewing wee find diuers p'sons de- 
fectiue in ther fence. 

Joseph long 2 rods defectiue by Toplifs : Timothy Tilston 2 
rods 13 foote Joseph long 12 rod defectiue all but 2 leuth of railes 
somthing good : Timothy Mather 12 rod defectiue by Tolmans 

Timothy Tilston 6 rod defectiue by Tolmans 

the mark of Rich cl > Leeds 

Steuen Minot 



The 19 3 70 A warrant was directed to the Constable for the 
leuying of the aboue said fines the which remains on file with his 
retorne. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (4) 1670. 

It was ordered that a Towne meeting should be rated for to Con- 
sider and determine whether the meeting house should be remoued 
in order to the Voate of the towne of the 28 (1) 70 and the Con- 
stables to giue notice. 

The same day it was ordered that Ensigne Hale should see that 



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the pound be forth with repalered and made sufflccient to keepe in 
all sorts of Catle and hoggs. 

The same day the Select men vnderstanding that Deliuerance 
Stock is Come into towne againe from her seruice at Melton ; It 
it is ordered that Captin Foster Si*g°* Clap and Srg"* Blake should 
giue her notice that she put herself in some setled way of liueing 
under some famely-gouerment ; or elce to expect that the Select 
men will take further order with her. 

[317.] The same day Augustin Clement made a motion to 
the Select men for to remoue his fence at his pastuer about a rod 
and half wide out, and about ten rod long for his Conueniency of 
hauing feirme ground to sett his fence vpon, and in Consideration 
therof he is wUling to lay downe forty shillings in money for the 
vse of the towne and not to be repayed againe ; vnto this motion 
the Select men did agree to p'pose it to the towne for their ap'ba- 
tion. At which Towne meeting on the 27 (4) 70 it was granted 
him. And William Sumner John Capen Sen' and John Gomell 
weer appointed to lay it out not exceeding twenty rod of ground. 

The same day being the 13 (4) 70 It was ordered (that wheras 
Constable Thomas Dauenport had taken a gun of Joseph Longs 
for a fine for his defectiue fence at the great lots) that he should 
deliuer him his gun againe upon his payment of 6" besids the Con- 
stables fee. 

The same day notice was giuen to the Sup'uisors of high wiys 
about the Towne and neck to see that they be sufficciently mended 
by the first of July next. 

The same day it was ordered that at the next towne meeting, 
the Court order about Horses should be minded. 

At a Towne meeting the 27 (4) 1670 the Court order about 
stone horses was read and diners Complaints weer made against 
stone horses as against John Merrifield : Jn® Pelton, Tho : Birch two 
horses : Joshua Henshaw : Jn® Wales and Nicholas Lawrence. 

The same day It was put to the Vote whether the matter Con- 
serning the meeting hous of its standing or remoueing whether it 
should be at this time determined by a Vote. 

The Vote was AflSrmatiue 

The same time it was put to the Vote whether the meeting hous 
should be remoued from the place that now it stands to the Rocky- 
hill by the Schole house and be set vp in the same forme that now 
it is. 

The Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

[318 .] The same day it was put to the Vote whether the house 
should be remoued to the place formerly mentioned by September 
1671 vnless the towne see meet to deferr it longer 

The Vote was Affermatiue. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 27 (4) 1670 at Captin 
Fosters hous, at the motion of Ensigne Daniell Fisher of Deadham,* 
ther was granted to him and his Brothers, soe much Scare Ceder 
as they shall make vse off for Shingle (vnless the Select men 
p'hibitt him) in a Swamp or Swamps neer pole-plaine and a quan- 
tity of Greene Cedar for Clobord to the quantety of a thousand or 
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towne to fetch ther alsoe ; but to p'hibbet any of another towne 
from takeing of any without liberty from o' towne or the Select men 
for the time being. 

At a meeting of the Select men the' 1 (5) 70 Steuen Minot and 
Johnathan Birch brought two hors Colts before the Select men to be 
vewed for ther legall goeiug at liberty in the Coinona a black hors, 
and a pied hors ; the black hors was aproued off but the other was 
not but was fined 20' for a month goeing in Comons and Steuen 
Minot Engaged for the payment of the pied Hors which was 
Thomas Burch. 

The same day Jn*' Merrifeld was fined 20" for a hors of his goeing 
at liberty on the Cofnons Contrary to law arid not bringing bim to 
be vewed. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 (7) 70 a warrant was 
Isued out to Constable Tho : Dauenport to take fines for defectiue 
fence at great lots and ludlows neck of Elder Jn® Wiswall for 2 
rods and a half, M' Mather for 8 rods Jn° Wales for 3 rod and 
Joseph Long for 2 rods and half. 

The same day order was giuen to Srg°' Clap and Srg"' Blake to 
p'cuer some man or men to stop the holes of the meeting hous by 
dawbing of them. 

The same day Lif tenant Capen and James Blake weer desiered 
to speak with Lift"' Fisher and to p*cuer him to run the line from 
the blew hills to plimouth line. 

[219,] At a meeting of the Select men at'Srg""* Blaks house 
the 27 of the 7"^ 1670. It was ordered that Ensigne Hale Srg^' 
James Blake Sir Foster Srg°' Wiswall John Withington and Con- 
sider Atherton should (together with Lift"*' Fisher and such as 
Brantry should send,) run the line from the top of the blew hils 
and soe at the head of Brantry and to plimouth bounds ; the time 
appointed by Lift"** Fisher is the next Second day being the theird 
of September if that day proue not fit, then the next day, and to 
meet at the lower end of the blew hill meaddow. 

Md it is to be noted that this time appointed aboue said was 
disappointed by Lift""' Fisher, he being taken off vpon Contry ser- 
uice. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 (9) 1670 Timothy Tils- 
ton being formerly fined for defectiue fence 8* - 9** some time in the 
3** Mo. 1670 he engageth to pay in at M"" Poles two bushels of 
Corne in a short time and then he is discharged. 

The same day John Wales made Complaint against some that 
transgressed a towne order about digging of Clay, Viz Clement 
Maxfeild about 4 or 5 load and SamueU Robinson two loads, John 
homes for M" Ting. 

The same day James Whit Constable for the yeer 69 brought in 
his accounts for the Contry Rate which was 47^' - 3 - and for the 
County Rate 18" - 12" - 8^. 

Imp pd. to the Treasurer for which we haue his ") 

receipt ) 40-04-10 

It. to Capt. Foster as Deputy 03-08-00 

It. to William Sumner as Deputy . . . •02-10-00 



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It. to Nicholas Bolton towards his pay . . . 01 - 00 ~ 00 
It. to M-^ Ting the County Treasurer . . .18-03-07 

65-06-05 

The same day Nicholas Lawrance desiered that it might be 
p'posed to th^Towne, for liberty to set vp a bame about the Clay 
pits : this was p'posed afterwards to the towne but not granted. 

[330,] The same day J°^ Hoppinwas rated before the Select- 
men to answer for his disorderly liueing. 

Also Aurthor Cartwrights Sonne was then delt with all for his 
disorderly liueing. 

The same day Reckoned with Nicholas Georg for expenses for 
the yeer preceding which Came to 3^ -9* -3* besids some re- 
mainders of the las yeer which was not then paid by Constable 
Rigbee vntil he haue brought in his accounts. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 5 (10) 1670 after the directory 
was read, the accounts of the rats was deliuered to the towne. 

The same day it was agreed that M' Stoughton should have 70" 
alowed him for his labour in preaching for the yeer that is past. 

The same day it was p'posed to the Towne whether they would 
haue William Clarks house and land and all his accommodations 
in Dorchester purchased to ly for the vse of the minestry in dor- 
cliester, and see to continue for euer, and whether the towne will 
Engage to pay in specy as shalbe agreed with the said William 
Clarke, Further that if any p* or the whole shal be Changed for 
the bettering of the thing, or more Conueniency of any of it, yet 
the Chang shall be for the vse of the minestry as aforesaid, and the 
Chang to be approued off by the Major p' of the town before it be 
Changed. 

The Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

The Same day ther was Chosen for Selectmen ^ Captin Foster 

Liftenant Capen 
^-Ensigne Hale 
Srg"* clap. 
Srg^' blake 

for Raters. William Sumner, William Pond, Daniell preston. 
for Recorder. John Capen Sen'. 

Sup*uisors of high ways. Jn** Grornell, Richard Withington. 
and for the Neck M"^ Mather. 

[331.] The same day ther was Chosen M' Stoughton, Elder 
Humphry, Richard Baker, Augustin Clement and Richard Leeds 
to Joyn with the Select men in the purchas of the house and land 
of William Clarks. 

At a meeting of the Select men the U"' (9) 70. 

Samuell Rigbee as Constable for the yeer 69 brought in his 
account of the towne Rate which was committed to him to Colect, 
the Sume wherof was 55^^-0" -6*. 
Imp. p** to Capt. Foster and his Sonne for p* of ) 

tiie first yeer Schooling Viz two months . j 04-16-00 

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It. to Liften"* Capen for two yeers Recording and ) 

for alphabetting the books . . . ) 04-00-00 

* and for Steiien Hoppen a days worke . . 00-01-06 

It. to Ensigne Hale for Carting Clobord from | 

puncapage ) 00-15-00 

It. to Thomas Dauenport for the like work . . 00-15-00 

It. to Timothy Tilstone 00-15-00 

It. to Richard Withington . . . . .* 00-15-00 
It. to Rogger Belleng as soe much ouer Rated . 00-10-03 
It. to William Trescots Rate not being due . . 00-04-06 
It. to Jacob He wens a dept due to ballance ace* . 00-04-09 

It. to M^ Pole 08-19-00 

It. to Nicholas Bolton 40' towards his labor to'] 

ring the bell the rest p** him out of the other I OS - 1 00 

rate and 30' one the account of Deliueranc [ ~ " 

stock her keeping J 

It. to Nicholas Georg for expences . . . 04-10-00 
It. to Arthor Cartwright for entertaining of ) 

Deliuerance Stock J 02-10-00 

It. to William Sumner in p* as deputy . . . 01-11-00 
It. to an Indian for a woolfe . . . . 00-10-00 

[332.] At a meeting of the Select men the 12 10 70. 

At the request of lucres Turner ther was granted vnto him 
liberty to haue two loads of timber towards his building out of the 
500 acrs. 

The same day it was agreed that the towne should be called 
together the next sixt day at 12 of the Clock to speak together fur- 
ther about the purchas of Will'" Clarks hous, and the Constable 
Tho. Dauenport doe giue timly notice of it to the inhabetents. 

At a meeting of the Select men at Capt. Fosters house the 16 10 
70 in the morning It was then agreed that a warrant should be 
Isued out to the Raters to leuy a Rate of 70^^ for the maintenance 
of the minestry. 

Alsoe a towne Rate of 45" for the vse of the towne and Schole. 

At a publique Towne meeting one the same day 16, 10 70 being 
legally called together by warning from hous to hous it was put 
to the Vote whether the Select men should agree with a Schol 
Master for to teach children and youth for the yeer Ensewing. 

the Vote was in the Afermatiue. 

The day abouesaid It was fully agreed vnto and determined by 
a Vote that a Comittee should be chosen to buy the house and 
land which was Hudson Leuerits for the vse of the minestry and to 
remaine for that vse for euer. 

The same day ther was Chosen M' Stoughton, Elder Humphry 
Capt. Foster, Rich. Leeds and Richard Baker to be a Comittee for 
to transact the bussines abouesaid about buying the hous and land 
which was Hudson Leuerits and what they agree for shall be dis- 
charged by a towne Rate both for quallety and quantety. 

[333.] These p^'sents witnesseth that I Timothy Tilston of 
Dorchester doe bind my self heyers executors adminestrators vnto 
the Select men of Dorchester and ther Successors from time to 
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all damage and Chai*ges that may arise by meanes of James Bridg- 
man my father in law his Inhabiting in Dorchester or any of his 
while he or they remaine in Dorchester as witnes my hand this 
fowerteenth day of Nouember 1670. 

Timothy Tilesionk. 

William Sumner 

Thomas Devenport senior. 

13 of January 1683 : by order of the select men Timothy Tilstone 
is discharged of the aboue Written bdnd the party that he gaue bond 
for being Reraoued out of towne. 

Thes p'*8ents witnesseth that I Enoch Wiswell of Dorchester doe 
bind my self, hewers, executors and admin estrators vnto the Select 
men of Dorchester and their Successours from time to time to time 
to secuer and sane harmles the towne of Dorchester from all damage 
and Charges that may arise by meanes of John Memmary and his 
famely ther inhabitting in Dorchester or any of his while he. or 
they remaine in Dorchester witness my hand this sixteenth day of 
Nouember 1670. 

Enoch Wiswell. 

Samuell Capen 

BARNARD CaPEN. 

[234.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10* (11) 1670. 

The Raters returned the Rates for minestry and towne Committed 
to them to make ; the Sume of the minesters Rate was 70"-6''-0. 
The Town Rate 46-8-10. The Sume of the Country Rate was 
28"-12'-ll^ being three quarters of a Single Rate. 

The same day ther was order giuen out to the Constable to pay 
out of the Country Rate as followeth. 

Imp. to the Treasurer or his order . . . 22-08-10 
It. to Nicholas Bolton for p* of his labour . . 01-00-00 
It. to Capt : Foster as deputy a p* . . . 02-00-00 
It. to William Sumner as deputy a p* . . . 02-00-00 
It. to Tho. Tolman Sen' for p* of his worke about ) 

wheels j 00-05-00 

It. to Jn*^ Tolman for the like worke . . . 00-01-08 
It. to Nicholas George p* of what is due to him ) 

for expenses the last yeere . . • ) 00-10-00 

It. Tho. Moadsly his Rate not p* bemg poore . 00-02-06 
It. Samuell Minots Rate not p*^ . . . . 00-01-00 

28 - 09 - 00 
Rest due . . 00-03-10 

Reckoned with Constable Tho Dauenport this 13 9 71 and ther 
is to due the Towne to balance 3'- 10^ which is alowed him for 
warning towne meetings and he is discharged. 

The same 10*^ (11) 70 the Constable was ordered to pay 
out of the Towne Rate as followeth 

Imp to M' Jn° Foster as Scheie Master . • 25-00-00 
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It. to Anthou}' Newton towards the Child 

It. to Nicholas George as p* of his due 

It. to Capt : Foster as deputy 

It. to William Sumner as deputy 

It. to Tho. Tolman Sen'' for work as aboue 

It. to Jn** Tolman .... 

It. to Tho : Andrews for work at meeting hous 

It. to Srg°* Clap for runing the line 

It. to Clement Maxfeild for the like 

It. to William Pond for the like . 

It. to Nathaniell Clap for the like 

It. to Ed. Pason for what he laid downe about 1 

stocks Child to Merrifeild . . . j 

[225.] It. to Jn° Smith Sen' for the like 
It to Augustin Clement for the like 
It. to Samuell Pale for-the like . 
It. to Tho'. Tilstone for the like . 
It. to Daniel preston for the like . 
It. to Robt. Spure on the same acc°* . 
It. to Isake Joanes for oates to Merifeild 
It. to Ensigne Hale for mending the pound 

and for his goeing to Puncapag Cart 
It. to AVilliam Pond for worke at meeting house 
It. to James Robinson for goeing with stocks Child 



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The same day Henery Leadbetter was Caled before the Select 
men to answer for his receauing Jonathan Birch into the towne 
contrary vnto a towne order. 

The same day ther was granted to Henery Leadbetter liberty to 
take out of the 500 acrs 20 trees not exceeding 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 12 1670 at the motion of 
Edward Pason ther was granted vnto him libertie to take two trees 
in the way between his farme and the 20 acre lots or some wher 
ther about prouided that he nor any other p'son shall f ale that tree 
about Thomas Grant's house, but it shall stand for shaddow. 

At the same time ther was granted to Thomas Grant that on Con- 
dition that he pay his fine of 5" (for faling a tree which he took 
contrary to order) he paying it by that time Corne is marchentable 
after the next haruest, then that tree standing by his house shall 
not bee granted to any man. 

The same day ther was granted to Thomas Grant liberty to take 
a walnut tree for fier wood in the way between his lot and Ed. 
Pasons farme. 

[336.] At a meeting of the Select men at Capt : Fosters house 
the 15 12 70 it was ordered that a warrant should be Isued out to 
the Constable to giue notice to the freemen to meete the first mon- 
day in March to bring in Vots for Nomination of Majestrats and 
County Treasurer, &c. and to the inhabetants for other bussines. 

At the same time it was ordered that ther should be a Rate of 
about 28 pounds leuyed vpon the proprietors of the land beyond 
the blew hils for to make good o^ p'mise of a gratuety vnto the In- 
dians for Gonfermation of Eitchamakins deede of sale, and Lift"^ 



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Capen was desiered to draw it vp at the proportion of 8"*^ p' acre 
for soe many acrs as each man is to haue in one deuission and the 
farmers p'portionably Viz : the tweluth p' of each f arme to be 
rated after that p'portion. 

At a Towne meeting the 6 (1) 16 JJ ther was Chosen for Depu- 
ties Captin Clap and Lif* John Capen. 

And for CoiSissioners to end small Causes Cap* Foster, Lift. 
Capen, Will™ Sumner. 

And for Constables Nathaniell Clap and Timothy Tilston. 

The same day at the Motion of some It was Voted and apointed 
that Elder Humfry, Ensigne Hale, Jn® Gornell, James Blake and 
Steuen Minot should Vew the Way from Goodman Toplifs towards 
the eight acre lots whether the way may be relinquished or whether 
gates at the petition of eachlote may notSuflSce, and to make their 
retume to the Select men to be p'posed to the Towne. 

The same day it was p'posed to the Towne whether they would 
alow any more to Henery Merrif eUd than 5" p' weeke for the keep- 
ing the Child of Stock. 

the Vote was Negatiue. 

[337«] The same day It was p'posed to the Towne by Augus- 
tin Clement (with reference to a habetation for the minestry) that 
if the towne will lend him one hundered and fifty pounds Viz : soe 
much in the first payment as the money p* comes to, and the rest 
to make vp one hundered and fifty pound in the Second pay ment, 
then he the said Augustin Clement will purches William Clarks 
accoinodations ; and if in Case M' Flint liks to haue it, he shall : 
at the price that it Cost, and if not, then the said Augustin Clem- 
ent shall be at libertie to sell it againe, and retume to the towne 
againe the one hundered and fifty pound as soone as M' Flint re- 
fuseth it, vnless the towne will buy it for themselues. 
The Vote was in the Aifermatiue 
noe man discenting 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (1) J J 

John Smith Sen^ made request for libertie to take 400 of Rails 
out of the 500 acrs but the Select men thought good to grant but 
200 railes. 

Wheeras it is found by experience and Complaints being made 
to the Select men of the great Dammadg that is done by Sheep 
goeing at liberty, and not being vnder the hand of a keeper or 
sheepherd, and likewise in the mornings and euenings, before and 
after they are vnder the hand of the Sheepherd : It is therefore or- 
dered by the Select men that from hence forth what soener sheepe 
or lambs shall be found going at libertie, from vnder the hand or 
Care of a keeper, Especially being found in any Enclosier of 
Cornfeild pastuer or Meadow, they shall pay for euery such sheep 
or lamb two pence besids due damadges to be paid to such as shaU 
find them transgressing this order, and this we Conseaue may 
easily be p'uented, if the sheep Masters would agree together to 
make some fold or folds into which the Shepherd may bring the 
sheepe in the euening, and ther take them in the morning, this 
order to be in force euery yeere from the first of March vnto the 
last of October vntill the Select men see Cause to alter it. 



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[338.] The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers. 

for the great lots from Captins neck to good- j John Wales 
man Tolmans ..... ~ 

for the rest of the great lots to Naponset 



for the 20 acre lots .... 

for the f eild behind James Bird . 

for the feild behind M" Joanes and before 

Enock wiswels old house . 

for the feild behind M' Stoughtons . 

for the Neck of land 



( Samuell Pale 
( Samuell Robertson 
( Benjamin Leeds 
( Jn° Merifeild 
\ Jn° Withington 
( Jn° Blackman 
( Jn° Bird. 
( Isack Joanes 
I Israeli Mead 
I Jn^ Baker 
( Amiell Weeks 
f James Whit 
( Joseph Homes 
for Clearing the neck of land of Catle . Tho. Andrews Jun^ 

for Cleering the great lots Robt Sanders and he to keepe the 
key of the pound till the Select men take furder order. 

The same day ther was granted to Jn® Homes libertie to haue 
timber out of the 500 acrs to build a house of about 20 foot long 
and 18 foot wide. 

Alsoe ther was granted to Tho : Dauenport Sen' libertie to take 
about 12 load of timber from the same place towards the building 
a barne. 

The same day it was agreed that al Cornefeilds should be 
Cleered by the first of Aprill and fence vewers to Vew fences by 
the 2^ or 3^ of aprill. 

At a generall Towne meeting being orderly caled together one 
the 17. 2. 1671 to Consider of M"" Flints settlement, It was p*posed 
to the inhabetants as an incurredgment to M' Flint, whether they 
are willing that M'^ Flint should be a minester to preach the word 
to the whole towne, and this without any Violation to the law Con- 
cerning Church officcers. 

The Vote was in the Affermatiue 
not a man against it. 

[339.] The same day it was put to the Vote whether ther 
should be a rate made of one hundered pounds in money and 
leuyed vpon the inhabetants according to a Just p' portion as in 
other rates, for the purchassing or p'cuering of a comfortable 
habetation for a minester, according to that law, title Ecclesiasti- 
call, page 26 and Sec. 26, which Enjoyns eury towne, soe to doe, 
and if in Casse M"^ Flint doe purchas or p'cuer himself such an 
habetation to his content, and take off the Towne from their en- 
gagement to Augustin Clement (bearing date the 6 (1) n) and take 
office in the Church, for the carrying on the worship of God 
amongst vs, then he the said M'^ Flint shall haue this hundered 
pounds for his owne towards his setlement. 
The Voate was in the Affermatiue. 

Alsoe it was Voated and agreed vnto that a rate should be 
p'sently made and Colected and paid by the 25 of May next, and 
those that can to pay the whole, at the day p'fixt, or at least the 



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one halfe of the hundered pounds, but those that cannot pay the 
whole now, It is agreed that the remainder shall be paid b}' the 
time of the second payment, which will be by September in the 
yeere 1672. 

The same day it was agreed that the former town raters shall 
make this rate, and alsoe it was agreed that Elder Humperey, and 
Deacon Jn** Capen should receaue this rate and giue discharges of 
what they recaue. 

The same day Nicholas George was alowed to keepe an ordinary 
If the Hon"* Court please to admitt of it. 

The same day It was granted by the towne, that at the returne 
of the Comittee, appointed for that purpose : Viz That ther should 
be gates made at each pertition, betweene man and man cross that 
way which leads from Clement Toplif, vnto the 8 acre lots, for an 
experiment, which if it proue p'jedicciall to the towne for want of 
lying oxen, then it shall afterward be fenced out on boath sids. 

The same day Nathanell Clap was Chosen Constable in M' 
Pattens steed. 

[330.] At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (3) 71 a p'sentment 
was brought to the Select men of defectiue fence vnder the hands of 
Samuell Pale and Jn® Wales, fence Vewers of p* of the great lots. 
Viz that part next the towne as foUoweth 

Jn^ Blake at Captins neck two rods James Minot one rod and | 
the fence belonging to the pastuer of William Clarke, Will"" Pond 
and Will"" Trescot which is wholy defectiue : fence belonging to 
farnworths land 6 rod at the end of his pastuer Jn** Minot 6 rod, 
more of quarter master Smith's fence 6 rod M' Timothy Mather 
7 rod : being dated the 8 (3) 71. 

The same day it was Concluded that whereas ther is a man that 
sojornes at John Minots a warrant should be Isued out to the Con- 
stable to warne the man that he either dep* the towne, or elce to 
come to the Select men and to giue an account of his being heer. 

one the same day It was ordered that a warraut should be Isued 
out to the Constable to take by distress or otherwise of the p'sons 
whos fence is defectiue in the great lots 6^ p' rod, which is but the 
one half of what is otherwise by order due, but in Case it be 
not made vp by the 15*^ of this Instant then they shall pay 18* p' 
rod for as much as they shall leaue vnsufficciently mad vp Viz : of 
Jn^ blake at Captins neck 2 rod, of James Minot for one rod and 
half of the occapiers of William Clark's lot for 8 rod of william 
pond and William Trescot for 12 rod, Richard Baker for the fence 
belonging to farnworth's lot 6 rod and for the fence belonging to 
butlers lot 4 rod : of Quarter Master Jn** Smith for 16 rod at the 
end of his pastuer and 6 rod at another place : of Jn° Minot for 6 
rod : of M' Timothy Mather for 7 rod. 

The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be Isued 
out to the Constable to ap^'hend Steuen Hoppen Jun' and p'sent 
him before some Majestrate according as the law requiers p 38 
Title Idlenes. 

The same day it was ordered that notice should be giuen to 
Joseph Birch that hee for beare frequenting the ordinary according 
as the order of generall Court requirera in the Casse and alsoe that 



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Nicholes George be requiered not to suffer the p'son aboue said to 
frequent his house. 

The same day it was ordered that wheras at a meeting of the 
p'prietors of the land in Dorchester the 14*^ (12) 65 It was Voted 
and agreed vnto that vppon the deuission of the land beyond 
the blew hils. If in Case ther should be any [331 •] Charges fall 
on any p' or the whole of that land, ther to be deuided, that then 
all should bear a share by p* portion in that Charge. Now wheras 
ther is already Charges to be expended vpon that land, not only 
that which is agreed vpon for the Indians, but also for the laying 
out of the land in p*ticular alotments. Now it is therfore ordered that 
if any p'son or p'sons (who expect to haue land ther) shall neglect or 
ref us to pay their just p'portion to all Charges vpon seasonable 
demand, that hee or they soe neglecting or refusing, shall loose or 
goe without that land which hee or they doe ther expect. 

At a publique Towne meeting orderly called together on the 27 
(4) 167i The towne did by a Vote desier and appoint the select 
men for to p'sent in a Cours of law against such as haue don or 
shall intrench vpon any of o^ lands beyond the blew hils, and on 
this sid of the pattent line. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10"" 6 71 at Captin Fosters 
hous, By vertue of a warrant which came from the County Court 
last, directed to the Constable for the disposing of Steuen and John 
Hoppen vnto seruice by orders from the Select men. It is ordered 
by the Select men that the said Steuen and John Hoppen doe take 
a fortnights time for to p*uid them some Masters, such as the Select 
men shall a'proue off, and if not then to returne againe vnder the 
Charge and Custody of the Constable to be disposed off as the 
warrant expresseth. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11*^ (7) 71. 

Nicholas Bolton made motion againe that he might haue liberty 
to sell Cider, the answer was Negatiue. 

The same day a warrant was Isued out to Constable Tilstone to 
giue notice vnto Henery Roberts for to depart the towne, who is 
now abiding at danill Ellens. 

The same day the Select men called Steuen Huppen Jun'" before 
them and Enquiered how he had disposed himselfe in reference 
vnto the Courts order, whos answer was that he had agreed with 
Joseph Long to attend his boate but being not aproued off by the 
Select men he p'mised by the last day of this weeke to sett him- 
self vnder another man, the which liberty was granted him, p'uided 
he doe bring it vnder the hand of the man that he agrees with 
that he bane soe don, and to such a man as the Select men shall 
ap'ue off. 

[333«] The same day Frances Bale was called before the Select 
men, and his fine demanded for Entertaining his Brother in law 
Phillip Searle and his famely in his house without licence from the 
Select men, whose answer was that he was speedyly to remoue his 
dwelling to Rocksbery. 

The same day Samuell Rigby was called vppon for the remainder 
of the Colection of the Rate Coliiitted to him to gather, the 
greatest p' wherof was due to M' Mather. 



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178 CiTT Document No, 9, 

The same day petter Lyon being caled before the Select men, 
and at that time desiered liberty for to entertaine peter Greene 
of Concord into his famely for one month which was granted him, 
p'uided he Cleer the towne of him at that time. 

The same day a warrant was Isued out to Constable Tilstone the 
Contents wherof is as foUoweth. 

To Constable Timothy Tilstone of Dorchester. 

Wheras we vnderstand that Seauerall tracts of land is laid out to 
Seauerall p'sons, Viz : to M' Thomas Kellond and others, to the 
great p'jedice of our rights if Suffered, you are therfore requiered 
in his majesties name that with conuenient speede you goe vp to 
wadeing Riuer and therabouts, and take with you such asistance as 
shall be needfull, and that you or they, doe demoUish any bounds 
and marks ther made vpon any of the lands therabout wadeing 
riuer wodcock well, or elce where within our bounds, which are 
not made by any order of this towne, or any Authorrized by them, 
and also to seaz any hay or timber cutt vpon any of the said land 
and to dispose of the same to any p'son or otherwise as the Cans 
may requier : And also to Sumon any p'son or p'sons whom you 
shall find trespassing vpon any of o' lands to appeare before some 
Majestrate or the Select men to answer it. Alsoe to demand of 
Thomas Clap and parker and such as by contract haue mowed 
grass in o^ Meadows, pay for what they haue mowen, and this you 
are not to faile and to make returne, and in so doeing this our 
warrant vnder o' hands in the behalf of the towne shall be yo' 
discharge. 

HopsTiLL Foster. 
This is a true Jn^ Capen Sen* 

Coppi of the orige- Richard Hall 

nail as attests Samuell Clap 

John Capen Record' James Blake. 

[333«] These p'sents witnessesth thati Samuell Paule of Dor- 
chester doe bind my self heyers executors and Administrators 
vnto the Select men of Dorchester and their Successours from time 
to time in the Sume of theirty pounds to Secure and saue harmless 
the towne of Dorchester from all damadg and Charges that may 
arise by the meanes of Alice MorreU her coming in to this towne 
to inhabit heer as wittness my hand this eighth day of December 
1671. 

Samuell Paull. 
witness heerunto. 

Samuell Capen 

BARNARD CaPEN. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 9 71 

Thomas Dauenport as Constable for the yeer 1670 made vp his 
account as in page 224. 

The same day Constable Haws Came to make vp his account 
but it was not fully Cleered. 

The same day Lift' Jn** Capen gaue in an account of recepts and 
disburstments by him made as in p. 134. 135. 



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179 



The Towne Credit' 

Xiop Reec. by me John Capen Sen' of Viall of 1 
Deadham for Rent for Remote Mejiddows for >• 
theyeer68 ) 

It. Reec of Samaell Parker for the same yeer 



It. Reec. into my hands 44" and half of wool! 
at 10* p •" on the Childs ace' . 

and 12" of tobackoh at 4* - p" . 

It. Reec. 5" in money of Joseph Long a fine for 
defectiue fence of which ther was 1" p* to Con- 
stable Dauenport and 1' the Captin had to ex- 
pend on the Indians and 1' for Liquors for the 
Jorney to wading Riaer ther remains 

It. Reec. of Nicholas Lawrance in money for 
1000 of shingls 

It. Reec. into my hands 200 of yron which 
Came from Tanton for the Church being the 
first yeers p'duce and sold for . 



Sume Totall 



0- 6-0 
0- 6-0 

0-12-0 

1-17-1 
0- 4-2 



0- 2-0 
0-14-0 

2- 8-0 
3-17-3 



The 13 9 71 at a meeting of the Select men this ace* was p'eused 
and accepted and ther remains due to Jn'^ Capen Sen' nineteene 
shillings. 

[ass .] The Towne Dept' 
Imp. due to me Jn® Capen on ballance of ace* ) 

for the yeer 69 f 0-0-9 

It. laid out to Merryfeild a bl of peas towards 1 

the keeping the Child . . . . j 
It. for a pa of shows for his wife . 
It. p** Nicholas Bolton for moneys he laid downe 
It. d^ to Capt. Foster 4^* of the Tobackoh . 
It. d^ to Ensigne Hale 4i" of the Tobackoh . 
It. dew for my Jorney to Wadeing Riuer two ) 

days hors and man J 

It. for money laid down to the Sachem . 

It: for money laid out to Tom the Indian and ") 

other neccesary expences besids what we had >- 

at Sister Georges ) 

It. p* for the hier of a hors to goe to Deadham 
It. laid out for a quier of paper for the towne 
It. dew for Recording the yeer 70 . 
It. for Runing the line between Rocksbery and ' 

vs two days w'^ the Instruments 
It. p* Capt Foster for two bis Come and one bl ' 

of Pease which he let merryf eld haue towards | 

the keeping the Child . . . . ^ 
It. p** Ensigne Hale for a bl of pease on the" 

same ace* 

It. p* bro' Sumner for l* money he laid downe 



0- 
0- 
0- 
0- 
0- 


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4-6 
6-0 
1-6 
1-6 


0- 
0- 


6-0 
8-0 


0- 
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1- 


3-0 
1-0 
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It. p** Natbanell Clap on the Same ace' . . 0-1-0 
It. p** Capt. Foster for money he laid downe to ) 

the Sachem j 0-8-0 

It. p** Ensigne Hale for the same ace* . . - -f - 

It p*^ Nicholas Whit for bringing the yron . o - 6 - 



TotallDebt 4-16-3 



Creddit as on the other sid 3-17-3 



Rest due 0-19-0 

[336.] At a generall Towne meeting on the 4 10 71 

After the Directory was read The Confession of Anrther Cart- 
wright (Concerning the wrong done against Quarter Master John 
Smith and his Sonne) it was published according as the Court En- 
joyned him. 

The same day William Sumner made a motion to the towne, that 
they would grant him about 12 or fowcFteene rods of ground at 
thQ North East end of his bearne, the Towne granted his motion 
and appointed Tho : Swift Sen' Augustin Clement and Richard 
Leeds to Vew the same and set it out and make retume. 

The same day Rich Leeds, Augustin Clement and Richard With- 
ington weer Nominated and Chosen by the towne for to take Care 
of the repaiering of the meeting hous for the present occasion that 
we may Comfortably come to gether for the worship of god, and 
they to be paid out of the towne rate, the glass to be taken care 
for by the Constable. 

The same day it was p'pounded to the towne whether they would 
haue a rate of one hundred pound to be leuye<i out of which for the 
maintenance of the minestry ninty pound Viz Seaunty pound for 
M' Flint and twenty pound for M' Stoughton for his labour amongst 
vs for f ower months as alsoe rate free for ^the same rate and the 
other ten pounds towards the repaire of the meeting-house or the 
like vse and that one fowerth p' of the whole to be paid in money. 

The Vote was in the affermatiue. 
. The same day ther was chosen for Select men M* Stoughton, 
Captin Foster, Lift* Capen, Ensigne Hale, William Sumner, 
for Recorder Lift* Jn** Capen 
for Raters — Srg"* P&nd Srg* Ja Blak Srg* Preston. 
Sup'uisors Jn"* Gornell, Richard Withington and for the neck Srg* 
Clap. 

[337.] At a meeting of the Select men the 11**^ 10 1671. 

It was agreed that an order should be sent out to the Raters to 
leuy on the inhabetants one hundred pound of which 90" for the 
minestry and 10^^ for other vses. 

Also a towne *Rate of 50" 11*^ and both thes Rates to be made 
and Returned vnder their hands by the next meeting of the Select 
men, also a Rate about pork - - 15 - 8 

The same day Joseph Long was sent for to answer for entertain- 
ing of a maid or yong woman in his house and seruice which was 
not of any good report ; his answer was she was to depart the 
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The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be directed 
to the Constable for to goe vp to Capt. Claps far me wher Henery 
Merrifeild doe line and to enquier whether his daughter which 
marryed funnell be abiding at his hous, which if she be, then to 
demand or take by distress ten shillings for his Entertaining her 
Contrary vnto the towne order. 

The same day it was agreed vnto that a warrant should be 
directed to the Cdnstable to Sumon Timothy Wales and his wife, 
and his two lesser boys, to appeare before the Select men at their 
next meeting, to be enquiered after Concerning their Education and 
improuement of their time, and peter Lyon and his wife, and Jn** 
Plum and Arthor Cartwright and Robt Stiles all on the same 
account they or some of theirs. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8(11)16 71. 
Arthor Cartwright (being formerly Somoned) appeared before 
the Select men ; his answer Conserning his" Sonne was, that he was 
about to put him apprentice to a kindsman of his that is a Sea-man 
and soe was dismissed. 

The same day Robt Stiles being Sumoned appeared also before 
the Select men to answer for their Idleness, and vpon examination 
it was found that both hee and his wife haue not improued their 
time to the aduantag of their f amely as they ought and ther vpon 
was aduertized to reforme or elce to be further p'ceeded with as the 
law requiers. 

[238.] The same day Peter Lyon appeared and gaue an 
accoupt that his Sonns did follow their employment and that for 
the time to come he would looke dillegently after them. 

The same day Timothy Wales appeared without his sonns and 
could giue noe good accoumpt of that for which he was sent for, 
but his words and answers weer very offensiue and Contemptuous 
vnto the Select men, and therfore it was ordered, that both he and 
his two Sons be againe Sumoned to appeare and to giue an acompt 
how he answers the law title Children and youth : 

The same day Richard Withington and Thomas Tilstone in the 
name of others p'sented a wrighting, wherin they did desire, that the 
remoueing of the meetinghous may be p*moted and taken into 
serious Consideration, and that the Vote of the towne may not be 
forgotten, or neglected. 

The same day Richard Butt appeared to answer for his enter- 
taining of his father in law Steuen Hoppen, whos answer was, that 
he did not entertaine him, but haue enformed him that it is not the 
mind of the Select men that he should continue at Tomsons Hand 
or elce where in dorchester, but for to turne him out of doaies, he 
could not Considering the relation that is between them, but he 
would willingly be ridd of him if he could. 

The same day the wife of Henery Merrifeild appeared before the 
Select men, to answer for entertaining of their daughter Funnell, 
Contrary to towne order, whose answer was, that she was their 
daughter and Could not turne her out of doars this winter time but 
she would willingly returne to her husband as soone as a passadg 
p'sents ; But they weer not approued in entertaining her, but the 
penalty of the town order the Select men would remitt and would 



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182 CiTT Document No. 9. 

leaue it to the County Court to determine the thing, if in Casse she 
be not gon before ; 

The same day John Plume appeared to answer for his negligence 
in his Calling, but Could giue noe good acompt for himself, or for 
not disposing of his Sonne to some Master. 

[339.] The same day John Capen Jun' made request for to 
take 150 railes and 30 post off from the 500 acre, which was 
granted him. 

The same day Thomas l^wift Jun' as Select man of Melton, 
Came before the Select men, to be resolued in a question Consern- 
ing a way runing through Goodman Vose his f arme from John Gils 
barrs vnto the fowerteenth lott, whether ther should not be alow- 
ance for the land which the way taks vpp ; In Answer therunto 
the Select men of Dorchester saith, that the vse of the way and 
the right therunto was long before goodman Vosse, or M' Glouer 
had a farme granted or laid out, and therfore we Conclud that 
when the farme was laid out, ther was alowance in measuer for the 
high way, and nothing demanded for alowance euer since vntill of 
late. 

The same day Lift"* Capen and William Sumner weer desiered 
and empowered to setle the bussines about the Comon Swamp at 
Melton, and to Issue and determin matters tberabouts. 

At a meeting of the Select men at the house of Nicholas George 
the 16 11 1671 Timothy Wales and his Sonns, being Sumoned ap- 
peared before the Select men, and upon examination of the boys 
they weer found to be very Ignorant, and not able to read, and 
being admoneshed was dismissed at that time, only he made some 
acknowledgment of his offensiue words and Carridge the last day 
of meeting and that in wrighting which remains on file. 

The same day it was Concluded that Nathan Bradly and Thomas 
Birch should be sumoned to appeare before the Select men at their 
next meeting. 

The same day it was Concluded that the Elder and Deacon 
should draw vp a list of the members of the Church, and leauy or 
p' portion the expences at the ordaination ; and the expences for en- 
tertaining of M' Flint on the estates of the said members. 

The same day it was ordered that the Rates both for Contry and 
towne should be deliuered to the Constables and they ordered to 
disburst out of them such depts as are dew to Contry and towne. 

[340.] At a meeting of the Select men the 12 12 1671 

It was agreed by the Select men that the Scholmaster should be 
agreed with for to teach such as shalbe sent vnto him, aud Lift' 
Capen, Ensigne Hale and William Sumner are appointed to speake 
with M' Jn° Foster Concerning that matter. 

The same day it was ordered that ther should be a towne meet- 
ing called on the 23 of this Instant Feb : to p*mote subscriptions 
for the Collidg and to conferr about the meeting hous and Stanton 
about a dry herd. __ 

The same time it was ordered that Tho. Birch should be Somoned 
by warrant to the Constable to appear before the Select men at 
their next meeting to give an acompt of his orderly walking. 

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Dorchester Town Eecords. 183 

men and tendered his seruice to keep a dry herd of Catle, and if 
he haue to the number of Six score he will keepe them for 2' 3*^ p' 
head and in Case he haue not soe many from our towne then he 
may take in from other towns vnto the fore said number and noe 
more, but if the towne sends more then Six score he is to keepe 
them at the Rate of 2" 3** p' head and to begin at May day next and 
to keepe to the end of September ; and this to be p'posed to the 
towne at their next meeting. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 26 12 71 It was Voted in the 
Affermatiue that Mr. Stoughton, Captain Foster, Lifte"* Capen,En- 
signe Hall, William Sumner, Augustin Clement and Richard 
Withington : Thes men or the Major part of them are appointed 
to Consider and pitch vpon a place on the Rocky hill for the 
meeting hous to stand vppon and make report therof to the next 
towne meeting, and the place being agreed vpon, they shall haue 
full power to determine all other matters referring to the remoueall 
of this p'sent hous, or if they see it best the erecting of one wholy 
new. 

The same day it was put to the Vote that M' Flint might haue 
liberty to take in that Corner of the Comon which lys on the back- 
sid of Lif tenant Capens and Steuen Minots pastuers or feilds, by 
running a fence ouer from goodman Clements his feild to his pas- 
tuer, and the same soe enclosed to improue for pastuer, as long 
as the town shall Judge it Conuenient, reseruing a drift way for 
p'sons [241.] Concerned and that Lif ten* Capen William Sumner 
and Augustin Clements doe state how the Crose fence shall run 
most conueniently p'uided and it is heerby vnderstood, that the 
towne reserues a libertie to digg or take off stones from this said 
land as formerly. 

The Vote was in the affermatiue. 

At a meeting of the freemen the 8*^ (1) 7^ ther was Chosen 
for Deputys for the yeer Ensuing, Captain Hopstill Foster and 
William Sumner and Capt. Foster was Chosen Comissioner for to 
carry in the Votes. 

The same time ther was Chosen for Constables John Blackman 
and Samuell pale, but afterwards Jn** Blackman being a Dromer at 
the Castle got off and Obediah Swift was Chosen in his steed. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11**^ (1) 7 1 - 2 It was Con- 
cluded that the fence about the great lots should be maintained and 
vpheld for the yeer ensewing as formerly, by the p'ticuler p'prietors 
of the feild. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers for the great 
lots 



from Captains neck to goodman Tolmans f Richard Leeds 

I John Breck 

Thomas Tolman Sen' 
' Tho : Trot Sen' 

Tho Grant 
( Robt. Stiles 

for the feild behind James Bird . . J Obediah Haws 

' James Whit 



for the rest of the great lots to Naponset 
for the twenty acre lots 



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184 CiTT Document No. 9. 

for the feild behind M" Joans and before f Srg"* Clap 

Enoch Wiswells old hous . . ( Augustin Clement 

for the feild behind M' Stoughton . ( Jn** Withington 

I Isacke Joanes 
for the Neck of land . . . . j Nicholas Clap 

\ Srg»* Blake 

for the Cleering of the neck of land of Catell : Jacob Hewens. 
for cleering the great lots Robt Sanders and he to keepe the key of 
the pound till the select men shall take f urder order. 

The same day it was agreed that al Corne feilds shall be cleared 
by the first of A prill and fence Vewers to vew fences by the 2^ or 
3^ of Aprill. 

The same day ther was granted to Jn® Farington liberty to take 
one hundred of railes on the Comons at or beyond the blew hils. 

[243.] The same day a letter was concluded to be sent to the 
Select men of Melton to Enforme them of some abuss that is done 
by taking in of the way leading to the meddows some wher beyond 
William Blaks, which is offenciue to vs as well as to some of 
Melton. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (3) 72. 

John Smith Sen' appeared and desiered to haue his lot laid out 
about tlhe blew hils, which was omitted through some mistake to be 
laid out when other lots weer laid out. 

The Select men doe order that he shall git some man or men to 
lay it out according to the same forme that other lots weer laid and 
according to his p' portion which he should then haue had, and the 
Select men doe order him to p'cuer Liften"' John Capen and amiell 
weiks to la}^ it out or either of them. 

The same day in answer to a letter which is on file sent from 
Melton in reference vnto the way leading ouer brush-hill, The 
Select men of Dorchester doe determine, that either the way shall 
nin as it was first laid out, or elce if the wa}^ be remoued from the 
Corner of Ebenezer Claps fence vnto the Corner of William Blaks 
lott wher his barrs are : then Ebenezer Clapp shall be at the charge 
to remoue William Blaks fence, and sett it in its Right place, and 
make it suflSccient as now it is p'uided that William Blake shall be 
at the Charge of adding soe much fence as is requisit by means of 
the way runing more angular, and in case that the way run wher it 
was first laid out, that then William Blake shall sett in soe much 
of his fence as now stands in the high way. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should be or- 
dered for to Colect the remainder of the hundred pound money 
Rate which was for the purchasing of M' Flints habetation. 

The same day at a motion of Henery Gamesy and others about 
some land at the end of the great lots, it was Concluded that 
p*sons Conserned should appeare before the Select men at their 
next meeting for to adjetate that bussiness to which end notice was 
giuen to Samuell Robinson and Jn® Minot and who elce may be 
Conserned therein the which remains on file. 

The 22 4*^ 1C72 the Select men mett att the house of Lift"* 
John Capen (in reference vnto the determination of the County 



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Court) and gaue their ap'bation vnto the placing of Mary the 
daughter of John Phim vnto seruice with praiseuer Turner of 
Northampton p'uided it be not for less than one whole yeer or more 
if they two doe so agree. 

[343.] At a meeting of the Select men the 28**^ (4) 1672 at 
the house of the Hon^® M'' Stoughton. 

Tbe Select men haueing sent for John Plum and his daughter 
Mercy, and finding that his said daughter being mariyed to Thomas 
Chub of Beuerlee, and being alsoe neere the time of her deliuery is 
not p'uided for by her said husband, nor taken home to him, but 
continues heer with her father, contrary to good order, and to the 
hazarding of a charge vpon the towne, doe therefore order and re- 
quier, that the said Mercy Chub doe spedily within Six or eight 
days leaiie this towne, and betake herself to her said husband. 
And doe also warne and order the said John Plum that he noe 
longer entertaine his said daughter, but hasten her to her husband 
as aforesaid vpon the penalty by the Town order in that Case 
p'uided, and of being complained of further to Authorety that soe 
the towne may be saued harmeless. 

The same day The Select men did lett vnto Samuell parker of 
Deadham for this yeer all that Meaddow vp in the Contry neer to 
woodcocks well, which formerl}^ he did vs to Mow saueing what 
was laid out latly to Rodger Billeng thes are therfore to licence 
and authoriz the said parker to Mow the said meaddow, and for 
what hay he shall ther make he shall pay one shilling p' load and 
we doe heerby inhibit all other p'sons from intermeddleing with 
this meaddow to his p'jedice, and doe engage to maintaine him in 
the vse and improuement of it. Signed by 

William Stoughtok 
HoPESTiLL Foster 
John Capen 
William Sumner 
Richard Hale 

M^ the Sixt day of the Select mens meeting which was the 
10 (4) 72 ther was nothing done which was to be Recorded. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10*^ of the 7*^ m° 72. 

It was ordered that Amiell Weeks together with the Asistance 
of Lift. John Capen, William Sumner and Ensigne Richard Hale 
should Run the head line of the great lots, with Referrance to 
Henery Garnesy, Robt Spurr, Edward Wiett and others who are 
damne^ed by the Contry high way which runs through their deuis- 
sions, that soe they who are damnefied may receaue Sattisf action 
out of that way which was alowed by the town. 

[244.] The same day ther was granted to Increace Turner 
liberty to haue 100 of Railes and posts sutabl out of the flue hun- 
dred acrs. 

The same day ther was granted to Samuell Capen liberty to 
take two or three load of timber out of the 500 acrs towards the 
building of an house. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 4**^ (8) 1672 at M' Stough- 
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pointed to Vew a place for the meeting hous to stand on^ shall 
meet for that end, the first Monday after the Gen'^^ Court is ended 
which is now to begin the next weeke, to meet about two of the 
Clock in the aftemoone at the Schole-house. 

The same day Richard Butt was Called before the Select men, 
to answer for his Entertaining of Steuen Hoppin Jun', whose an- 
swer was that the said Hopjjen was gon from him, and that his 
Master Paine had sent for him to imploy him. 

The same day it waa ordered that notice should be sent to the 
Sup'uisors of the high-ways, that they forth with see them re- 
paired. 

The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be Isewed 
out to the Constable for to Colect by distres or otherwise the re- 
mainders of the money Rate which was for the purchasing of a 
habetation for M' Flint. 

The same day Constable Tilston Came to the Select men to 
make vp his ace' of the Contr}' Rate Comitted to him to gather 
for the year 1671 the Sume of which Rate was 28" 4' 4*. 
Imp he brought the Tresuerers Recept for . 
It. pd to Capt. Foster a dept due to 'him about ) 
Court expences .... J 
It. pd to William Sumner 



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The Constable Tilston Remains dept' to the ) 
Towne J 

[246.] The same day Constable Nathaniell Clape Came to 
make vp his account of the Town Rate Committed to him to 

Colect for the yeer 1671 the Summ of which Rate was 50" S' 8* 
and a smale Rate for pork, 15' 8*. 

M** that which the Constable was appointed to discharge did 
amount vnto 7^' 6' 8*^ more then the Sume of the Rate Viz : the 

glass for the meeting hous 4" 14' 6* 

and other Charges. 
Imp. paid or ordered to be p^ to Anthony New- \ 

ton for the child he tooke . . . . ) 05-00-00 

It. to Nicholas Bolton for the meeting hous work 03 - 00 - 00 

It. to Nicholas George for Expences . . . 03-15-00 

It. to Capt. Clap as Deputy . . . . 02-05-00 

It. to Lift"* Capen as Deputy . . . . 02-05-00 

It. to him also for Recording for the yeer 71 . 01 - 00 - 00 

and to him also a dept due to him last yeer . 00 - 1 9 - 00 
It. to Ensigne Hale for helping about Roger Bel- ") 

lenges f arme 6" and goeing to wadeing Riuer 9" > 

to demolesh marks ) 00 - 15 ^ 00 

Also to him also for another Jorney to the same ) 

place j 00-06-00 

It. to Roger Belleng for 4 days at Wadeing Riuer 00 - 12 - 00 

It. to Timothy Tilston the Constabl 4 days . . 00-12-00 

It. to Samuell Rigbe 4 days . . . . 00-12-00 

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It. to Amiell Weiks about Rogers f arme . . 00-06-00 

It. to James Blake for his Jorney to plimoth . 00-05-06 

It. to Joseph Long for his hors to plimoth . . 00-05-06 
Thus fare he p'eeeded at this time. 

[246.] The Same day the Comittee appointed for the looking 
out a place for the meeting hous vpon Rocky Kill, did on the day 
abouesaid (Viz this 11 (9) 72) Vew the place or places ther about 
and did conclud of a place neer vnto the lime-kilme and soe to 
make retume therof to theTowne at the next publique towne meet- 
ing. 

At a publique Towne meeting the 2 (10) 1672. 

After the directory was orderly read, ther was some adjetation 
about changing a day of the Select mens meeting : Viz : Wheras 
the Second Month by the directory is exempted as one of the fower 
months ; It is now agreed vnto by Voate that the theird month is 
exempted from meeting, and insteed therof they are to meet the* 
Second Month for the time to come and it shalbe soe ordered in the 
directory. 

The same day it was Voted that one of the Constables for the 
time being from time to time shall attend the Select men at their 
Seauerall days meeting for to atend such seruices as the Select 
meet shall haue occassion for them ; and for their encuredgment 
they shall haue their diners at the towne charge. 

The same day it was p'posed to the Towne whether it weer not 
meete to Chouse yeerly a man to be a Treasuerer, whose worke or 
office should be to take all accompts from Constables for Rates or 
fines or what other accompts doe belong vnto the towne, and to 
make disburstments for the towns vseand in Case of non payments 
b}' any, for to Isue out warrants to the Constables to distreine ; 
and the Tresurer to giue an acompt to the Select men at the end 
of the yeere, or at any time that the Select men shall see meete to 
requier it and from them to haue discharges. 

This being put to the Vote it was Voted in the affermatiue. 

The same day Nicholas Clap p'posed whether it weer not good 
to p'serue the latter feed in feilds vnto the p'prietors. 

Also at the same time the towne was Enformed of some damedge 
that brantree men doth doe vpon o' Comon Swamps thes two last 
things and left to the Select men to Consider off. 

[347.] The same day it was p'posed to the towne whether 
they would giue to Daniell Elders a peice of ground according as 
the Select men shall Judge meete for the place or quantety, and 
one Such Conditions as they shall appoint not entrenching vpon 
mens p'ticular rights. 

The Vote was affermatiue. 

The same day it was Voted and agreed vnto that wheeras the 
Contry highway is taken out of the deuissions lying at the end of 
the great lots it is agreed that the fower rods laid out at the end 
of the great lots should be alowed vnto such men as haue the way 
taken out of ther deuission lots in recompence. 

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M' Stoughton 29, Capt. Foster 24, Lift"* Capen 29, William 
Sumner 22, EDsigne Hale 17. 

for Recorder Lift"* Capen. 

for Treasurer Captin Foster. 

for Raters Srg°' Clap Srg^ wiswell Srg°' preston. 

Sup'uisors of highways Isaek Joanes, Timothy Tilston. 

and for the neck Amiell weeks 

The same day it was Concluded that M' Flint should haue eighty 
pounds for his labour in the minestry for the yeere that is past 
(out of which shall be deducted what each man haue put into the 
box the Sabboth days) of which one fowerth part to be in money ; 
Indian Corne at 3' p' bl to the Rates peas at 3" 6*^ Rey 4' barly 4' and 
wheat 5" 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9*^ (10) 72 

George Lyon at his request was granted liberty to take 600 of 
Rayles out of that land beyond the last deuission one the South 
side of Naponset if ther be timber enough fallen already lying 
downe to make soe many, if not then to take them out of that land 
beyond the line and not otherwise. 

The same day it was ordered that wheras great inconuenience 
Comes to the towne by mens selling and allienating of ther lands 
and not acquainting the towne or Select men or Raters with the 
allienation thereof, wherby when Rates are made, and afterward 
demanded, it fals out that the land was allienated before the Rate 
was made [348.] for the pVention whereof for the futaer. It is 
ordered and heerby declared that if any man sell and allienate his 
land and not acquaint either the Selectmen or the Raters thereof 
before the next Rate made after the allienation that then he or they 
or that p'son whatsoeuer that soe allienats, shall be lyable to pay 
all Rates for such lands (as if not allienated) vntill enformation be 
made as aforesaid, and this to extend to al lands Rateable within 
the p'cincts of Dorchester. 

At a meeting of the Select men at Captin Fosters house the 23 
10**" 72 the select men made an agreement with M*" John Foster to 
be a Schole Master as apears in the new book p. 98. 

The same day it was agreed that ther should be a town Rate 
made for the discharge of such depts as the towne are engaged in, 
and that the Recorder shall Isue out a warrant to the Raters to 
make this Rate and alsoe a rate of 80 pounds for the minestry. 

The same day at the request of John Blackman it was granted 
him liberty to take some Cedar trees in some Swamps aboue bran- 
tree within the bounds of Dorchester, alsoe he is heerby empow- 
ered to take such trees as are ther already fallen although they are 
already Clouen out, p'uided it be not done by any belonging to our 
owne towne, and alsoe that he giue a true account of what is ther 
done, and to forbid any that he shall find ther trespassing vpon or 
lands. 

The same day the Deacon Returned the names of such as had 
not paid their p' portions to the minesters Rates both the money 
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warrant should be Issewed out to the Constable to 
same. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 ll"' 72. 

Wheras it was Voted at a publique Towne meeting the 2 10 72 
that Goodman Garnesy Edward Wiet and others consemed should 
haue alowance for the Contry highway that goes through ther de- 
uissions out of that 4 Rods laid at the end of the great lots, the 
Select men doe order and appoint that Amiell Weeks together 
with Lift"' Capen shaU lay out this 4 rods they paying the 
Charges 

[249,] The same day it was ordered that wheras Complaint 
is made against James Minot, of his Cutting and Carting away of 
wood from the 500 acres Contrary to towne order. It is ordered 
that the Record' shall send forthwith an order to p'hibit him from 
p'ceeding to Cut or to carry away any wood from thence, and that 
he appear before the Select men at ther next meeting which wilbe 
the Second Monday in Feburary to answer for what he haue 
already done. 

The same day John Plume Came to the Select men to demand 
vpon what termes he should enjoy that land granted him by the 
towne lying beyond the late deuissions on the North of Naponset 
neer to deadham mille : In answer therunto the Selectmen doe 
enjoyne the said plum that in Case hee doe enjoy that land he 
shall build vpon it, and line theron with his famely within one 
whole yeer from the date heerof or elce not to expect to enjoy the 
land any longer, and if in Case he doe build and Hue as is afore- 
said, the said plum shall not alienate sell or let the whole or any 
p' therof vntill that he haue legally remoued and setled himself 
and his famely in some other towne and if in Case he doe remoue 
as aforesaid he shall not haue liberty to sell any more then the 
hous and three acres of land about it, and the remainder to re- 
turne to the towne, and if the said John plum shall dy his wife 
shall enjoy it for her life or ther Children after them but not to 
allienate or seU any p* or the whole without liberty from the Select 
men if they see Cause to grant it : 

The same day the Raters returned the Rates which they weer 
ordered to make for the minestry of 80^ and the towne rate 20^^ 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10*^ 12. 72. 

Goodman Pason had a motion to be p'posed to the towne that 
seeing his lot fales short for what it should be considering the high 
way that therfore the towne would be pleased to be satisfied with 
the way 3 rod broad from his hous west ward soe farr as his land 
doe extend, this was left to further Consideration. 

The same day ther was granted to Thomas Grant to take 100 of 
Railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day James Minot appeared to answer for his cutting 
and carrying away of wood from off the 500 acres, whose answer 
was that he was Ignorant of the [350*] order p'hibblting the Cut- 
ting of wood and that he had not cutt or ordered the Cutting 
downe of any tree for wood but what the Indians haue done Con- 
trary to his order. 

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hoase about 16 foot long and 14 wide and to have about Seauen or 
eight Cord of wood about Stantons ; this is granted p'uided it be not 
to Carry out of the towne. 

Tlie 0ame day it was ordered that notice should be giuen to all 
the p'prietors within fence of the great lots, Six acre lots and 
Captins Neck vpland and ioaeaddow to meete together on the next 
Second day being the IT**" this Instant at the meeting hous about 
1 2 of the Clock at farthest for to Consider of the fencing of that 
feild either in ginerall or p'ticuler as shall then be agreed by the 
p'prietors and Samuell paule and John Minot to giue notice heerof 
to p'sons Conserned. 

The same day ther was granted to the widdow Minot liberty to 
gitt one or two hundred of Railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day it was granted to John Memory liberty to take 
timber out of the 500 acres to build a hous of about 24 foot long 
and 16 or 18 wide. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 17 12 72 at M' Stoughtons 
house It was agreed that the Constables should be ordered to 
Colect and gather the first payment of the Subscriptions for the 
Collige and to appoint some place or places for the receaueing of 
it and transporting it to Boston and to be alowed for it out of the 
principle. 

The same day it was agreed that the Constables should be 
ordered to giue notice to the freemen to bring in their votes for 
Nomination of Majestrates and for the Choice of other officers as 
shall then be done on the 14*^ of March by ten of the Clock and the 
inhabetants to meet about twelue of the Clock to giue ther ap'bation 
or dislike of the place pitcht vpon by the Committee for the meet- 
ing hous on Rocky hill. 

The same day it was agreed vnto that some distress should be 
made on the tenant at Captin Hudsons farme for some arrears of 
Rates which are vnpaid. 

[261.] The same day the p'prietors of the great lots and six 
acre lots meet together at the meeting hous the Select men being 
p'sent and then It was agreed betweene the p'prietors that ther 
shall be a petition fence between the feild Viz : on the North side 
of that lott which was M' Makepeas his lot from Timothy Tilstons 
stone wale to the west end of the great lot within fence, and from 
the fore mentioned place of Timothy Tilstones easward soe farre as 
to the sea, and this petition fence to be made and maintained 
p'portionably by the owners of the land that is on this side of it, 
and by the owners of the land on the other side of it at an equall 
p* portion according to ther land they doe posess each man make- 
ing ther end fence, the meddow bearing p* of this petition fence 
according to p' portion : further by the land on this sid as is aboue 
said is intended only the great pastuer which lys on this side of it, 
and soe to be freed from all outsid fence which each man did for- 
merly make on this side of the greate lots, the pastuer making the 
one half of the fence soe fare as their land goe, and the other sid 
to make the other half, and alsoe a sufflccient gate Cross the way, 
and all the fence to be made Sufflccient for all sorts of Catle 
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selues and Successors vntill the major p' shall see Caus to alter it 
this being put to the voate the Voate was in the Affermatiue. 
Signed by vs whose names a^e heer Subscribed. 

Richard Leeds his marke( |o 

James Humfret Thomas peirce 

Thomas Tolman Sen' Thomas Tolman 

Samuell Paule John Tolman 

Timothy Tilstonb William Trescot 

John Minot Enock Wiswell 

Obediau Haws William Pond. 

This is a true Coppie of the original which remains on file 
As Attests 

John Capen, Record'. 

[262.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10 (1) 7 2 - 3. 

Ther was granted to Thomas Grant liberty to take two trees off 
from the 500 acres for to make posts and if thos trees doe not 
p'duce 50 posts then if he find any trees downe out of which he 
may make up 50 posts he may soe doe p'uided he doe not 
trespas vpon trees that are fallen lately for spesciall vse. 

The same day M' John Foster, Amiell Weeks, Roger Billeng and 
Thomas Swift Jun' are appointed to run the line between^ brantree 
and Dorchester from the top of the blew hills all along that line 
soe neer as they can to the patten line and they to giue notice 
timely to brantree men. 

And for the line betweene punkapage and Dorchester Joseph 
Homes and Timothy Tilston and the same men to run the line be- 
tweene Dorchester and melton, that is to say from Brantrj' line and 
the outsid of the last Six deuissions downe towards the Meaddow. 

And for the line between Dorchester and Deadham Sarg°' Clap 
Srg"^' pond and Srg"* Wiswell. 

And for the line between Dorchester and Rocksbery Lift"* John 
Capen, William Sumner and Nathanell Clap. 

The same day Ebenezer Clap was granted to take trees for sels 
and plates for a barne out of the Comons beyond the blew hils and 
alsoe liberty to take some Cedar trees for Clobords out of some of 
tiie Swamps in o' land be3'ond the blew hils, or if th6r be any trees 
fallen by men of other towns either brantree men or others he may 
haue liberty to take such trees or bolts. 

The same day the Condition of Daniell Elders was taken into 
Consideration being in want of an habetation, and the Select men 
haue appointed Ensigne Hale and Enock Wiswell to looke out a 
place in the 500 acres neer to Stanton's that may be a Conuenient 
place for him and soe to lay out a peice of land for him and to 
make retume of what they doe in the p'misses. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence vewers 

for the Captins Neck jJ^J^^i- 

for that p" of the great ) Tho. Tolman Jun' 

lotts beyond Timothy Tilstons > Tho. Tilstone 
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[S53.] for the feild behind ) James Bird 

James Bird J John Blackman 

for the feild behind M" ') i^^^^t «;a«r^ii 

Joanes and before Enock [ iS^^^'^'J^t^!", 

Wiswells old house J^^^= Moadesly 

for the feild behind M' ) Richard Baker 

Stoughtons 3 John Withington 

for the neck of land }3^-tXSr " 

All Corne fields to be Cleered by the first of aprill and the fence 
vewers to vew fences by the 2 or 3 of aprill. All fences to be 
made vp by the 25 march 73. 

At a meeting of the Freemen the 14 (1) 7 2- 3 ther was chosen 
for Deputys for the yeer ensewing Captain Clap, Captin Foster. 

and wUliam Sumner Chosen Comissin' to Gary the Votes to 
Boston. 

The same day vpon the occasion of warning of a meeting of the 
towne about the meeting hous it was ordered that henceforth the 
Constables should haue ordera in wrighting vnder the Recorders 
hand and the Constables to returne what they haue done therin. 

The same day the Comittee for the meeting house made Report 
of the place which they had pitcht vpon on the Rocky hill for to 
erect a meeting house which was neer to the lime-kelme and being 
putto the Vote Concerning ther ap'bation of the place by Seuer- 
ing the Company the Vote was in the Affermatue Viz 41 vots for 
it besids the Comittee and 25 votes against it : 

The same day Amiell Weeks and Henery Leadbetter weer 
Chosen Constables for the yeer Ensewing. 

The same day it was appointed that al p'sons shall bring in a 
note of the Number of their dry Catle to some of the Select men 
by the 25 of this Instant that soe an agreement may be made with 
the herds man. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 2 73 

John Plum was Called before the Select men to giue an accompt 
of his entertaining his Sonne Chub and his wife, whose answer 
was that his Sonne in law was gon and the Select men ordered 
him to discharge the towne of his daughter alsoe forthwith. 

[364.] The same day Jolmathan Birch being Sumoned 
appeared before the Select men to answer for his being resident heer 
in this towne seeing he had been out of this towne at Lanchester 
about fower months. The said Burch is ordered forthwith to Cleere 
the towne and not to Continue heer. 

The same day Lif°* Capen and William Sumner are appointed 
to run the line between the 400 acrs laid out betweene Melton 
and Dorchester and to Joyne with them Some of Melton. 

The same day ther was a returne made of thos that did run the 
line between Deadham and Dorchester to the furthest extent and 
it is vpon file. 

The same day it was ordered that the fence vewers of the neck 
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the Neck be hung vp and put in order and they are to be satisfied 
for it. 

The same day in order to the Subscription for the Castle repaira- 
tion it is ordered that Captin Foster Lift"' Capen Ensigne Hale and 
AVilliam Sumner shall Each of them take a Sargent with them and 
goe to the Seauerall Squadrons and take ther Subscriptions. 

The same day it was ordered that Obediah Haws and Robt. 
Spur are appointed to looke after Hoggs that are vnyoked and 
vnringed ; and if they find any such they are to demand and 
leceaue 4^ p' swine for all that are vnyoked and vnringed for the 
first ofence and for the Second ofence Six pence and if they 
refuse to pay then to impound them till satisfaction be made and 
if complaint be made of thes mens neglect vpon any man's Enform- 
ing of them, then they shall be lyable to pay such a fine as the 
Select men shall see meete to impose vpon them or either of them. 

The same day it was ordered that John Plum shaU look after all 
horses that goe vpon the Comons Contrary to towne order and hee 
to haue the one half of the fine for his labour and the other to the 
vs of the towne. 

The same day Nicholas George was alowed to kepe an publique 
house of entertainement if the Hon"* Court will admitt of it. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 28 2 72 on atraining day It 
was ordered that Robt Stiles and John Merifeild shall be fence 
vewers for the 20 acre lots. 

The same day it was ordered that Joseph Weeks shall haue the 
keeping of the Lock for the pound (he p'uiding one) and to re- 
ceaue in and lett out as the Case may requier. 

[366.] The same day it was ordered that the Recorder should 
draw vp some thing which may be p^sented to the County Court 
respecting Johnathan Birch who remains in our towne notwith- 
standing warning giuen him to dep*. 

The 10*^ of the 3 M^ 1673 Captin Clape being Chosen formerly 
to serve as deputy at the generall Court, and the Court finding a 
necessety of his p'sence at the Castle in thes troublesome times 
(and vpon their notice giuen to the freemen that they may Chouse 
another deputy) the freemen being called together vpon the day 
aforesaid made Choice of Lift"* John Capen to serue as deputy for 
the yeere ensewing. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Dorchester this 9**" day of June 
1673 The Select men did lett vnto John, Farrington of Deadham 
all that meaddow vp in the Contrey neer vnto the three hundred 
acres which Captin William Hudson bad by Contract of Dorches- 
ter Select men ; That Farme being excepted, and Roger Billeng 
his farme lately laid out ; the rest of the Meaddow we doe lett 
vnto the fore said John Farrington ; And doe Authoriz the said Far- • 
rington or his order to Mow the same. And for what hee or to his 
order shall be ther gotten he shall pay one shilling p' loade, and 
we doe heerby inhibit all other p'sons from intermedling with any 
of this Meaddow to his p'jedice, and doe engage to maintaine him 
in the vse and improuement of it. 

Signed by Hopestill Foster 

John Capen Sen' 
William Sumner 
Richard Hale. 

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This is a true Coppie of that which was deiiuered ynto John Far- 
lingtoii as Attests John Capen Record' 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9*^ 4 1673 Joseph Birch was 
caled before the Select men to answer for his Idlenes whose an- 
swer was that for the p'sent he had noe yron nor Coles but he 
would Endeauer to reforme. 

The same day it was ordered that Bobt. Stiles should hauesome 
supply made to him in respect of Corne and that the Treasurer of 
the Towne may deliuer him two or three bushels of Corne at his 
descretion to be alowed in his aocompt. 

[256.] The same day a letter was sent to peter Woodward 
of Deadham and M' Woodcock beyond Wadeing Riuer to inhibit 
the f aling of Ceder trees in o' Swamps the Coppies therof remaine 
on fill. 

The same day retume was made of runing the line between Dor- 
chester and Rocksbery at lai^e and is on fille. 

As alsoe the line between Dorchester and Brantree from the top 
of the blew hils soe f arre as Tanton path and is on file. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8^ (7) 1673. 

M" HoUaway of Boston Came before the Select men and did 
desier that it might be p'posed to the towne at their next publique 
meeting, that tbey would be pleased to grant her one hundred and 
fifty acres of land which was formerly laid out about woodcock 
weU or ther about. 

At a meeting of the Select men on a training day on the 13 8 73 
Samuell Rigby was called before the Select men to gine answer 
vnto him of his desolute liuing, and neglecting his calling, and 
other misdemeanors and after seriouse admonition giuen to him of 
reformation he was requiered and appointed to appeare before the 
Select men at theii* next meeting in Nouember to giue an accompt 
of his maner of liueing or reformation if it may be. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 17 (9) 73 being a weeke 
after their vsuall time vpon some occassion. 

The Constable Obediah Swift Came to make up his accompt for 
the Towne Rate Comitted to him to Colect made for the yeer 1672 
the Sume of which Rate was 20^ 8 7. 

Imp. to Nicholas Bolton 8-0-0 

It. to Nicholas George 8-7-8 

It. to Rich. Leeds for Come to Merifeld and for j^ a ) 

bl. of Malt and runing the line . . . . J - 6 - 9 
It. to Rich. Withington and James Whit for worke j 

and nailes at the meeting house . • . J - 5 - 6 

It. to Ezra Moss, for a woolfe killing . . . 0-8-10 
the rest was p* by the other Constable paule. 

It. to Samuell pitcher attendance at Court . • 0-1-6 

It. to William Sumner as deputy . . . . 5-17-0 

It. to Tho. Tolman Sen' for worke about the Carridg 0-8-7 

It. to John Tolman for the like worke . • . 0-2-4 

It. to Thomas Tilstone for the like worke • • 0-3-2 

It. to Timothy ffoster about the Gunn • • • o - 8 - 1 



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[S57*] It. to Joseph Long for keeping of 

Frances Bakon i 

It. to Capt. Foster and his Sonne in p' of what fell 

short for the yeer 71 which was 7-6-8 . 
It. to Nathan Bradly for a woolf killing 6* the re* " ^ 

mainder p"^ by Constable paole . • . . * 
It. to Augustin Clement for worke at the meeting 

house • - • • . • • • • I 
It. to William Pond for work .... 

It. to lUchard and Mathias Euens the remainder of ) 

the 17' 6*^ which was not p^ by Samnell panll • j 



0-1-8 
4-2-3 



0-6-0 



0- 


11 


- 6 


0- 


7- 


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7- 


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The 27 9 73 Constable Samoell Fanle gaue in anjMKX>mpt of the 
remainder of the minester Rate for the yeer 71 Comitted to him to 
gather the Same wherof was 13-6-9 ther being 10^ aded to 
this Rate for the vse of the towne. 
Imp. p* by SeaueraU to M' Flint 5^ 4' 4* of which ^ 

the most of them was Reckoned for by M' Flint [ 

and the Deacon )5-4- 

It. wheras ther was 1 7' 6 due to Richard and Mathias ' 

Euens for work at the meeting hous the Constable | 

haue p^ them out of this Rate . 
The rest p^ by Constable Swift as aboue. 
It. p^ to Nathan Bradly, or Hix by his order for kill- 



g a woolf 4* the rest by Obediah Swift 
li^ to Ezra Moss for a woolf 



mj 
It. p' 
It. p^ to Nicholas Greorge in Malt towards expences 

for the 3'eer 73 . 
Also Elder Humf rey his Rate not paid 
and Hodsons f arme not paid . 
It. Jn"" Merif eilds Rate for whidi M^ Flint haue giuen 

Credit for it . 
It. Joseph Gamesys Rate not p*^ 
and James Womsly 



[258.] It. Ezra Claps Rate ynpaid but vnder 

taken for by Deacon Capen 
It. Robt. Stiles Rate ynpaid . • • • 
It. p*^ to the Towne Treasurer Capt. Foster • 



0- 9- 7 



0- 

0- 



4- 

6- 



1- 0- 
0-19- 
0-13- 



0- 3 -.10 
0- 1- 3 
0- 1- 3 



0- 1- 5 
0- 4- 5 
0-13- 8 

10- 2- 8 



Remaines yet behind 3^ 4* 3"^. 

At a Generall Town meeting the 1 (10) 1678. 

After the Directory was read ther was a petition p^sented by 
some who weer depriued of their meaddow at the blew hils desier- 
ing Satisfaction : after some adjetation it was referred to the Con- 
sideration of the Select men tibiat shall be chosen to p'pare an 
answer against the towne meeting in March next. 



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The same day ther was chosen for Select men M' Stoughton, 
Capt Foster, Lift"* Jn** Capen, Ensigne Hale, William Sumner, 
and for Recorder Jn** Capen Sen' 
and for Raters Srg"* Clap Srg^* Blake Srg»* Pond, 
for Sup'uisors of highways SamueU Robinson Jn® Withington. 

The same day it was agreed vnto to alow vnto Mr Flint ninty 
pounds for his labour for the yeer past which will be ended the 
last of this month : and a quarter p* to be p^ in money of which 
thos that haue put in Contribution to be alowed. 

The same day M" HoUways motion of 150 acris of land to be 
giuen her was p'pounded and Voted in the Negatiue. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (10) 73. 

Nathan Bradly vpon his petition to sell Cider by retaile the 
Select men considering his low Condition grants him libertie soe 
to doe with the ap'bation of the Court he obserueing to keepe 
good order in soe doeing and attending the law therin. 

[369.] The same day it is granted to Nathan Bradly liberty 
to take two or three load of timber off from the 500 acres towards 
the building him a hous. 

The same day Samuell Hix p'sented a letter from his Brother 
Zackery Hix of Cambridg wherin he requested that his aged 
mother might be entertained in the house of Samuell Hix and the 
said Zackery vntertaks for the Secuerety of the towne: the which 
is granted on condition that the said Zackery Hix doe Come 
p'sonaly and engage to the Select men for the Securety of the 
towne. 

The same day it was ordered ,that the Raters should be 
requiered to make a Rate of 92^ for the vse of the minestry of 
which M' Flint is to haue 90" for the yer past and the other 40* is 
for alowance for some that are low in their estates and it may be 
not able to pay their p'portions. 

The same day at the request of Isack Ryall ther was granted to 
him liberty to take about 100 of Railes and 30 posts out of the 
500 acrs. 

The same day at the request of Thomas Daunport Jun' ther was 
granted to him liberty to take 8 loads of timber towards the 
building him a house out of the 500 acrs. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 11 73 — 
Samuell Hix was sent for to answer for his entertaining of his 
mother into this towne before securety be giuen to Secuer the 
towne and he is appointed the next Second day to giue in Securety. 

The same day Richard Leeds brought in an ace' of expences on 
Francis Bacon which amounts to 1" 9" out of which he alows her 
for her labor and a p'cell of woole he had of her 23* and the 
Select men orders him to receaue one pound Six shillings more out 
of the towne rate. 

The same day the Deacon made returne of Seauerall that had 
not paid their p' portion to the maintenance of the minestry for the 
yeer 72 and a warant was Issued for the Constables to leuy the 
same Viz/ Constable Amiell Weiks. 

[360.] The same day Richard Withington and henery 
Garnesy appeared and desiered that the high way at the end of 



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the great lots might be determined to which end the Sixt day of 
this week being the 16 instant is appointed for p'sons Concerned 
to meet on the place bat that day proaed not fitt in regard of 
Snow but the 23 12 73. 

The same day it was granted that Robt. Stiles should haue 
20" in Corne if it can be had for his p'sent releife. 

About the same time the Rates weer deliuered to the Consta- 
bles to Colect Viz the Sume of the Castle Rate of thos that 
Contributed and thos that did not Contribute amounted to 52^ lO' 
11"^ and the Contry Rate amounted vnto 37-15-9 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 12 73. 

It was ordered that the meeting hous bell (being broken and 
it may be dangerous to be rung ; it shall not be rung any more 
but speedily taken downe and meanes vsed to Conueigh it to Eng- 
land that another may be p'cuered either ther or elce wher. 

The same day Thomas Dauenport Sen' brought Steuen Hoppin 
Sen' who tooke an oath about high ways to the fresh Marsh and 
alowance of land about the Marsh to sett hay on the which is on 
file. 

The same day it was agreed that this day fortnight being 23 1 2 
is appointed to meet on the land at the end of the great lots to 
setle the line and Conclud wher the high way lys. 

The same day it was ordered that the Rates of Robt. Stiles, 
Elder Minot, M" Atherton and SamueU Minot for the yeer 70 the 
Sume of all being 6* 8*^ it shal be paid out of the towne Rate. 

The same day it was granted to James Foster liberty to take 
about 15 or 16 loads of timber out of the 500 acres towards the 
building him an house. 

looke for more orders made the same day p 262 omitted heer in 
order 

[361»] At a meeting of the Select men the 9 (1) 7f 

Joseph Long p'sented a petition to haue liberty to sell Cidar the 
which petition is on file. 

The same day Richard Mather, Hopestill Humphry, Isack 
Humphry and John Trescot p'^ferred a petition to haue libeilie to 
erect a seate in the meeting hous at the west end of the pulpitt, 
the which is granted to them p'uided that if any damedg com to 
the Window by that means they shall repaire it. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers for the 
Captips Neck — Richard Leeds, John Breck — 



for that p' of the great lots beyond Timothy' 

Tilstones 
for the feild behind James Bird. 



for the feild behind M" Joanes and before Enock 

wiswels old hous 
for the feild behind Mr Stoughtons, 

for the neck of land, 

for Cleering the neck of Catell, 



Thomas Trot 
Israeli How 
John Bird 
Obediah Haws 
Srg"' Clap. 
Isack Joanes 
Amiell Weeks 
John Baker 
[ Nehemiah Clap 
Hopestill Clap 
Israeli Mead 
Tho. Moadesly 

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All fences to be made vp by the 25 March 7} and all Come f eilds 
to be deered of Catell by the 1 Aprill. 

The 16 (1) 7f ther was appointed fence Vewers of the 20 acre 
lots Elder Humphry and Rich Baker 

The same day John Tolman and William Weeks are appointed 
to see to the execution of the Towne order Concerning the yokeing 
and ringing of hogs as the order expresseth Viz ringing all the 
yeer and once in euery month they are Enjoyned to goe about to 
p'secute the order and oftener if any Complaint be made to them 
of hoges being vnyoked or vnringed as the order expresseth and 
for euery neglect heerin they are to be fined 5' to be leauyed vpon 
ther estate half for the enf ormer and the other for the vse of the 
towne. 

[262.] At a meeting of the freemen the 10^ (1) 7f 

Ther was Chosen Deputya for the yeer Ensewing beginning the 
yeer at the Court of Election. 
. Captin Hopestill Foster and Lift^ John Capen. 

Alsoe at the same time ther was Chosen 

Lif t"** John Capen as Commissioner to Carry the Votes to boston 
at the time appointed. 

Alsoe at the same time was Chosen for Constable Thomas Feux» 
and John Capen Jun'. 

The same day it was p'ix>sed and put to the vote whether ther 
should be a Schoole Master p'cuered as formerly to teach both 
English and Lattin and to wright at the Schole-house and that the 
Select men doe take care therin. 

The vote was in the Atl'ermatiue. 

The same day the orders formerly made and not yett repealled 
was read Concerning hogs ther being yoked and ringed and fences 
and fens vewe)*s power and Care and also the order of Court and 
Towne respecting horses. 

The 9 12 73 ther was granted to Enock Wiswell a liberty to 
Entertaine Margeret the Seruant of Goodman Sweet of Boston 
yntill the next meeting of the Select men and that without a penalty 
the which at the next meeting he did ingage to Secuer the towne as 
in the new book appears. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constabl should giue 
notice to the Freemen to meet on the 10th (1) 7 j to bring in Votes 
for Nomination of Majestrats. 

Md thes two last orders should haue been placed in p. 260. 

[263*] In Referance to an order made the 9 12 73 appointing 
some to yew the highway at the end of the great lots and to deter- 
min wher it shall ly it is as foUoweth 

23 12 73 
Viz M' Stoughton Capt. Foster, Lift""* Capen, William Sumner, 
Ensigne Hale, Rich Withington, Samuell Robinson, M' Timothy 
Mather, The. Lake and others Concerned being p'sent, Amiell 
weeks was desiered with his Instruments to fetch the line from two 
marks shewed by Ensigne Hale (the first of the marks he did 
af erme vnto of his knowlidg) to see how that line would direct, 



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the which he did beginning at thos marks in Ensigne hale his 
pastuer vntill he came past Richard Bakers lot, but saw that line 
run two much in vpon the deuissions, and therfor gaue ouer that 
line, then he measuered the lenth of the deuission lots ypon a line 
between M' pattens lot and George procters and found it 84 rod 
and I then he went to the line between M' Duncans lot and Capt. 
Foster and found it the same lenth as the other which made vs 
conclud that the way lay on that side of the line next the deuissions 
and the former act done as in p. 260 about staking out 4 rods at 
the end of Wiet Spuj*s and Gamesys lot ends was nullified and 
tiie staks pluckt yp. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 2 74 

Henery Gamesy appeared before the Select men and manifested 
his willingnes to entertaine Frances Bacon from the day of the 
date heerof vntell the next meeting of the Select men which wil be 
in the fowert Month next and in Case he like her he shall be willing 
to keepe her longer. 

The same day it was granted to Increas Sumner liberty to take 
about 7 or 8 load of timber out of the 500 acrs towards the 
building him an house. * 

The same day ther was granted to Nicholas George libertie to 
keep an house of publique entertainement if the Court p'mitt of it. 

[264.] At a meeting of the Select men the 8 4 74. 

It is ordered that the burying place shall be fenced in with a 
stone wall and notice is to be giuen to the towne upon some lectuer 
day and the time then to be appointed both for teemes and hands 
for the ef ecting of it some time the latter end of this Sumer. 

The same day an order was directed to the Constable to demand 
and receaue twenty shillings of John Plumb for entertaining his 
Sonne in law Chub and his wife Contrary to towne order and alsoe 
to giue plumb i^tice that he despatch the said Chub and his wife 
away and Cleer the towne of them as he will further answer the 
penalty of the towne order p'scribed therin. 

At a towne meeting the 17 4 74 in ref errance to the foresaid 
order made by the Select men the 8*** of this Instant Concerning 
the fencing in of the burying place, the towne did by their Vote 
referr the matter to the Select men to order the time when to be 
done and the maner how and anything elce for the efecting of it. 

The 19*** (6) 74 Roger Billeng was Chosen Commissioner for the 
Contry Bate. 

m3. the Sume of the Contry Rate made the 26 (6) 74 deliuered 
to the Comisioner is 39^* 0" 6*. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 14 (7) 74 

The Constable was appointed to speake with Will"* Chaplin and^ 
giue him notice that Complaint is made of some abuse that is 
Committed at or about his house by playing at kitle-pins and 
expending of time Idly, and therfore that he reforme such abuse 
Tuless furthe Cource be taken and that he doe forewame him not to 
sell beare without licence vpon his perill. 

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200 City Document No. 9, 

men and requested that he might receaue the pay for that timber 
which he formerly sold to Jonathan farebanks which was taken off 
from the land vp by Deadham which was forfitted by his neglect. 

The same day in referance to a towne Vote wherin they did 
Commit it to the Select men to order the fencing in of the burying 
place the Select men doe appoint John Homes and Obediah Haws 
to see that it be done by calling vpon such men as haue teemes 
and hands and keepe an accompt of what is done and to be paid out 
of the towne rate and that the outside be done first and then the 
sid next to the feild and that it be made fower foot and half high 
and faced both sids. 

The same day at the request of Nicholas Lawrance for a little 
peice of land by the Clay pits for to set p' of a bame or Cowhouse 
vpon it the Selectmen doe Coinite that bussiness to Mr. Stoughton 
and John Capen Sen'' to act therin as they shall Judg meete without 
to much p'^jedice to the towne or nightbors Concerned. 

The same day John Browne was Called before the Select men to 
answer for his maner of liueing and was aduised or admoneshed to 
attend famely Gouerment in tbe place where he did reside and that 
he be dillegent in his Callinof. 

The same day Ensigne Richard Hale was desiered and empow- 
ered to see that the Scholehous be repaiered either by Clobording 
or shingleing the Roofe and to take an ace* what is done and to be 
paid out of the towne rate. 

The same day at the request of the Select men vnto Richard 
Baker of Dorchester to lend for the vse of the towne the Sume of 
three pounds ten shiilin^^s in money for the payment of the remain- 
der of the money rate which was due to M' Flint he the 

[looke more of this p. 268] 

[266,] A note of the ace' of William Trescot Concerning 
the rent of the minestry land taken notice off 14 heer to getber 
thouoh Credit be giuen for it in several other places and accounts. 

Md. the yeer 1672 was the first veer that he entered into pay 
and then he was to pay ^ue pounds which was p^ as followeth. 
It. dl. to M' Flint 600 and i of Clobord for -which ' 

M' Flint is dept' dl. by Samuell Trescot . . ) 1-11-3 

It. by oOOf of Clobord dl. to Jn*» Capen Jun' for \ 

which his father p^ on ace' with the towne . . j 1-8-9 

It. by Ebenezcr Withington which by Sam Trescots ' 

order he pays to Jn** Capen Sen' on ace' also with y 

the towne •) 2-0-1 

It. by GOO of Clobord left in Lift' C'apcns orchyard, S 

of which Lift' had fower hundred and forty and >• 

Capt. Foster had 125 the rest lost . . .J 1-10-0 

It. by what he p** to Capt. Foster by himself and ) 

Samuell as by the Captains ace' appears . . J 1-14-0 

It. by 600 of Clobord for the Scholhous which En- 1 

sign Hale sold to Jn** Bird for money to buy nails y 

for the Scholehous j 1-10-0 



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It. by John Trescot appointed by Samuell Trescot^ 
on ace' with John Capen Sen"" which is accounted >■ 
for between the towne and him . . . } 

It. by Samuell Trescot on ace* with Lift. Capen . 



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Md. the aboue said sume of 1 1^ was p^ by Samuell 
Trescot for the yeer 72 and 73 which was the two 
yeers he had it of his father. 

Towards the yeers 74 and 75 William Trescot hauep^ as 
foUoweth which should be fifteen pound 
Recc. of M' Flint by order of VV. Trescot 
Recc. of Tho. Bird by order &c. . 
Recc. of Nehemiah Clap p* order of W. T. 
Recc. of VViddow Gornell p. order &c. 
Recc^ by Lift. Capen on ace* with W. T. 

Md al these Sums last mentioned weere p* to Lift. 
Capen and discounted by him with the town as by 
his ace' doe appear 
Recc. of Henry Glouer for p* of his rent whill he ' 

Occupi it p^ to Jn** Capen in bark and bill and 

discounted with the towne as on his accVwill 

appeer p. 293 old book . 
It. Henery Glouer left in the hands of Obediah ) 

Swift 6^' 10' which Obediah haue engaged to pay y 

and Glouer haue a receipt as p* of his rent . ) 
It. more p*^ by Henry Glouer in 4 q" of beif and a • 

hid ( 



7- .5 



6-10- 



4-10-0 

[Page 267 blank.] 

[268.] Continued from p. 265. 
he the said Richard Baker doe p'mise soe to doe and the Select 
men for the time being doe Engage that it be repaied to him 
againe, and M"" Stoughton engageth to see that the Select men 
doe p'forme what is heer p'mised this dett discharged to Richerd 
bacor, as acknoliged by me. James Baker, this 14'^ : 10 : 1691 : 

Me. Frances Bakon went to Thomas Moadeslys house the 7"" 
of May 1674 and she lay in about the 2 of (5) 74. 

Thomas Moadesly haue receaued of Richard Leeds fower 
bushels of Indian Corne at 12" and two bushels of Rey at 8* 
also he receaued of John Gornell 1" 5* and for her work before 
she lay in 10" 6* and Since her lying in 3" 6^. 

And ther was due to him for 16 weeks boarding at his house, 
both for her lying in and her diet and attendance and all expences 
fine pounds, of which is paid in the p'ticulers aboue said the Sume 
of 2*^ 19" 

Rest due to Tho: Moadesly this 14 (7) 74 : — 2"- 1"- 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 (9) 74 

The Constables Viz : Henery Leadbetter and Amiell Weeks gaue 
in their ace* of the rates Coinitted to them to Colect the Contry and 
towne rate both together being 37^* - 15" - 9"^ and the Castle rate 52 - 
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Imp to the Country Treasurer • • . . 

It. to Captin Foster 

It. to Nicholas George the other 20* he had in malt 

It. to Lift"* Capen p* of his dew .... 

It. to Nicholas Bolton and 20* he had in Clobords 

It. to Amiell weeks for runing a line . 

It. to M' Jn"" Foster for the same line . 

It. to Tho. Swift for the same line 

It. to Roger Billeng for the same line and other ) 

Charges * J 

It. to Srg^ Clap for Deadham ime 

It. to Srg"' Pond for the same line 

It. to William Sumner .... 

It. to Nathanell Clap .... 

It. to Glass for the meeting house 

It. to William Nahatton for a woolf killing 

It. to Robt. Stiles for his releife . 

It. to Obediah Swift for worke . 

[269.] It. to IsraeUEuered of Deadham 
for 3 wolues 
It. to Timothy Tilston foor a line between pun- 

capage and vs 

It. to Joseph Homes for the same line . 
It. to Obediah Haws for rates vnpaid . 
It. to Rich. Leeds for Frances Bacon . 
It. to Jn* Tolman for worke about wheels 
It. to Tho. Tilston for worke about Guns 
It. to Timothy Foster about the Carredges 



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also the ace' of the Castle rate being Colected by the same Con- 
stable the rate being 52 10 11 

Imp to seuerall men as by bill exprest • • . 23-19-06 
It. to Capt. Foster and his order . . . 13-10-00 

It. to Capt. Foster againe 02-12-00 

It. to Daniell preston 02-09-00 



Mc[ the Treasurer of the Castle should haue 44^^ 
It. to Jn"* Blackman fell short his rate 
It. to Capt. Hudson paid not both rates 



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Reckoned with the Constables Viz Henery Leadbetter and Amiell 
Wcieks for the Contry rate and Castle rate and towne rate, and they 
are accquitted and discharged and their aoc* is ballanced this 
9 9 74. 

The same day it was Concluded by the Select men for the time 
being that shalbe, shall Commence an action against some of thos 
that haue entered vpon o' lands beyond Wainmans ordinary and 
about wadeing riuer and bring it to a tryall and p'secutitto 
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DOBOHESTEB ToWN RECORDS. 203 

The same day Thomas Swift Juii' and Henery Leadbetter is de- 
siered and empowered to enquier after witnesses to p'mote the 
l>uB8ines aforesaid. 

The same day the Condition of Frances Bacon was taken into 
Consideration being destitute of a habetation. It is ordered by the 
Select men [S70.] that she shall be p'uided for in the famelys as 
they are drawn vp in a list and to be fortnight at a place or more 
if thefamely be willing to entertaine her and such a famely is to be 
alowd 8' p' weeke and her worke for she and her Child and soe to 
be p'poi-tioned accordingly out of the towne rate and that which 
the Court appointed John Gomell to pay is to goe towards beding 
or Clothing as the Select men shall appoint. 

The same day it was appointed that William Sumner and Ensigne 
Hale shall yew a place for a foote bridge ouer mother brooks riuer 
in the way to deadham and to appoint the Sup'uisors of the high 
ways to call rpon fitt p'sons to help as neede reqaier. 

At a publique Towne meeting the 7 (10) 74 — 

After the directory was read Capt. Roger Clap made a motion 
and Bequest that seeing ther is some differance between himself 
and some other p'prietors of vpland bordering ypon his Meaddow 
at the neck of land, he dealers that the towne would appoint some 
men to determine and state the bounds. In answer to his petition 
the towne by a vote did appoint Ensigne Hale Eichard Baker and 
Lif t°' Jn^ Capen to be the men for to efect and state the bounds 
and this is with the Consent of Capt. Clap and William Sumner : 
The returne is in New book p 108. 

The same day it was ordered that vpon the ginerall towne meet- 
ing in the tenth Month from yeer to yeer thos that haue not paid 
their p' portions to the minestry for the yeer past their names 
together with their Sumes shall be published on that day. 

[^71.] The same day at the request of Nathaniell Clap to ex« 
Chang that peice of land on which the house stands which belongs 
to the Church and Schole giuen by John Clap, the towne by Vote 
doe leaue it to the Select men to act therin as they Judg meete. 

The same day at the request of Matthias Euans for a place to set 
a house on neer to his orchyard the towne leaues it to the Select 
men to Yew the place and act therin as they see meet. 

The same day Henery Leadbetter was Chosen to be aded to the 
Comittee concerning the meeting house in the steed of Augustin 
Clement which is dead. 

By way of explaination of the Vote Concerning the erecting a 
new meeting house wherby a Comittee stand appointed for the 
Carrying on that work. It is declared and Voted that the said 
Comittee or the Major p^ of them shall haue full power to make all 
agreements and bargains Concerning the p'mises and what Sume 
or Sums they agree for and Engage shal be discharged both for 
qnantetie and kind by a publique Rate ypon the inhabetants and 
p'prietors as in oHier publique Charges. 

The same day it was ordered that M' Flint should haue ninty 
pound for his labour in the minestry for the yeer ending the first 
of January next whereof one quailier p^ to be in money. 



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The same day (ther was Chosen) for Select men M' Stoughton, 
Capt. Foster, Lift"' Capen, William Sumner, Ensigne Hale. 

Raters Si^"* Clap Deakon Blake Srg"* preston. 

Sup'uisors Jn<* Tolman, Obediah Swift. 

for Recorder Lift"* Jn** Capen. 
[273.] Sup'uisors of the Way to the neck, the Comi£tee that 
was the last yeer appointed Viz William Sumner, Srg"' Clap, 
Isacke Joanes, Deacon Blake and Timothy in the roome or steed 
of Augustin Clement or the Major p* of them. 

The same day it was Voted that the Sup'uisors of the high ways 
for the time being and soe from yeer to yeer shall keepe an exact 
accompt of those that doe afford help either with hands or' teemes 
and deliuer it or a Coppie therof vnto the next Sup'uisors that soe 
equallety may be attended. 

The Vote was Affermatiue. 

At a meeting of the Select men of Dorchester the 14*^ of the 
10"^ Mo. 1674 

It is ordered by the Select men that wheras ther is much hurt 
and damedg done in o' Comon lands both in our Swamps and 
vpland both Cedar and other timber notwithstanding all former 
orders that haue been made to p'uent the same. It is Iherfore or- 
dered that Ensigne Richard Hale, Srg"* William Pond, Richard 
Withington, Roger Billeng, Henery Leadbetter, Timothy Tilstone 
and Samuell pale thes are Nominated and appointed and em- 
powered to take speccall Notice of any that shall fale or take any 
timber either Oake or Cedar or any other wood or timber by any 
within o' towne or by any out of o' towne vnder p'tence of their 
owne or freinds Rights, except they haue speccall leaue from the 
Select m^n of Dorchester or such as they shall appoint. And if 
thes men or an}' of them shall know of any breach of order it shal 
be lawfuU for them or any of them to Seaz or take or Cause to be 
tooke, for the vse of the towne such timber or stufe as they shall 
find taken Contrary to order, and further thes men or some of them 
(as they shall agree together) shall goe and take a Vew once euery 
Month or oftener as they Judg meet, not excluding any other p'son 
in the towne from doeing the like. 

[373.] Further it is ordered that noe man shall imploy any 
Indian to Cutt or gitt bolts or Clobord or shingle except thej^ leaue 
the order or Coppy of the order with him, which the p'sons who 
doe employ them haue obtained from the Select men Signed by the 
Recorder, that soe it may appeare (to such as are to take a Vew) 
whether they doe it by order or not, and that noe timber or Clo- 
bords or Shingle in bolts or otherwise or wood or barke shall be 
sold or disposed to any out of the towne, either directly or indirect- 
ly, and if thes men or any of them can make any discouery or 
proofe of any that doe or any that haue done any thing contrary 
to this order they are to make report therof to the Select men, that 
some Cours may be taken with them by Way of action or other- 
wise, and this doe not repeale former orders Concerning wood or 
timber. 

The same day it was granted to Thomas Andrews liberty for to 
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DoBOHESTER TowN Eec^eds. 205 

lenth and 20 foote wide p'uided hee tak what timber his fathers 
lots will afford. 

The same day at the motion of Nathaniell Clap, and in referrance 
to the Voate of the towne the T^ of this Instant in order to the Ex- 
change of land that lys wheer M"" Sensions house stood, the Select 
men doe appoint Richard Withington and Daniell preston to Vew 
the house and land and the land that he will glue in exchange, 
and as they doe Judge meete soe it shalbe determined. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 25 10 1674 vpon some other 
occassion Richard Withington was granted libertie to take 100 and 
halfe of railes off from the Comons. 

The same time ther was granted to Samuell and Barnard Capen 
libertie to take about 4 or 500 of Railes ojff from the 500 acres or 
other Comons and Posts sutable. 

The same time it was ordered that the Raters should be called 
on to make a Rate for the minestry of Ninty pounds and a Rate 
for the Schole and Towne of fifty pounds and to make their retume 
to the Select men at their next meetinge in January. 

[374.] At a meetinge of the Select men the 11*** of the 11* 
Mo. 74. 

The Raters made Retume of the Rates Comitted to them to 
make, Viz the minesters Rate of 90 pound and the Schole and 
towne Rate of 50" 

The same day it was granted to Thomas Holman of melton 
power to fetch away any bolts or Clobord that are gotten by men 
of other townes, especcialy brantry men out of the Swamps belong- 
ing to Dorchester and bring them to his owne house and if the 
bolts or Clobord be more worth than his Cost in fetching them 
then to be .Countable to the vse of the towne, and the said Thomas 
Holman doe engage to be Countable for the same. 

The same day at the request of Thomas Holman ther was granted 
to him libertie to take 3000 of Clobord out of the Swamps that are 
belonging to Dorchester p'uided that he doe not make sale of them 
to any out of o' Towne of Dorchester for their owne vse. 

The same day ther was granted to Thomas Swift of Milton 
libertie to take two load of Clobord for his owne vse. 

The same day ther was granted to M' Stoughton libertie to git 
Clobords for to Clobord his house about. 

The same day Captin Foster send word to the Select men of his 
non acceptance of the place of a Select man. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8"* 12 74 

Thomas Moadesly came and demanded pay for keeping of Fran- 
cis Bacon Six weeks after his last reconing for which he demands 
twenty Shillings of which he receaued fiue shillings in money of 
M' Stoughton and fower shillings 9* in money from seauerall p'sons 
on a training day Remains due to him ten shillings 3** besids the 
former Ballance of ace* which was 2" 1* 

M3. — ther is charged on Jn® Gornels ace* 2" 1 1* 3^ which is due 
Tho Modsly. 

The same day William Chaplin presented a petition to haue leaue 
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The same day it was ordered that the Constable shall giae notice 
to John Pope that himself and such of his Children as are of Ca- 
paccetie for learning doe appeare before the Select men at their 
next meeting. 

[275*] The same day Richard Withington and Daniell pres* 
ton being ordered the 14 10* 74 to Vew the house and land which 
was M' Sensions to Change it for land at neck of land they make 
retume that they Judge meete that when the house and land fall 
to the towne then he shall giue one acre of land for it Joyning to 
the Church land at the Neck to which the Select men doe agree 
that it shal be as they haue p'posed. 

The same day ther was granted tolncreas Sumner libertie to git 
4 or 500 of Railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day ther was granted vnto Ensigne Hale libertie to git 
one or 200 of rails in the same place and Sixtie posts to be taken 
of trees already fallen. 

The same day ther was ordered that the Constable should deliuer 
out of the towne rate 3 bushels of Come to Samuell Hill for his 
p'sent Supply. 

And if the Constable can p'cuer a litle meale for the supply of 
Daniell Elders he is ordered for to doe. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8(1) 7f 

Consider A&erton was granted to haue 3 or 4 load of timber out 
of the 500 acrs for the repaiering of his house. 

The same day it was appointed that the line fix>m tiiie top of blew 
hils and soe at the head of Brantree shall be forth with run and 
that brantree men shall haue notice of it to Joyne with our men 
and the men Chosen for o' towne are Amtell Weeks Roger Belleng 
and John Capen Jun' 

The same day the Select men did (in referanoe to a towne Grant 
to Mathias Euens) lay out a peice of land for his hous to be set 
vpon Viz : ten foot from the backsid of his Seller vnto a Certahie 
rock neer about his wall and from the Comer from thence to a 
popler tree standing in or neer a bout the wale. 

The same day the Deacons p'sented a list of thos that had not 
paid their p'portions to the minesters rate for the yeer 73. 

the next in order is in pag 277. ' 

[276.] Capt. Fosters Acc^ when Treasurer 1663 and the next 
yeer 64. 

Capt. Foster Dept' to the Towne. 
1673 (1) 28 Imp. by Jn** Farington 4 bis Wheat 4" 

bis Rey and 8 bis Endian . . . . j 03 - 01 - 6 

Thes for y* yeer rent 1672 same day of John Pigg}' 

2 bis wheat 13 bis and 1 peck Indian 23 (3) 3 bis - 

Rey all is ) 03-01-9 

Recc. of Srg" Elice on the same aco. of rent 3 bis 

wheat 00-15-0 



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of Samuell Trescot by his fathers order a p^ of his 1 . 

rent the yeer 72 j 00 -17 - 

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An acct. of what is disbureted towards the maintenance of the 
Chilli of Frances Bacon, 
Imp. by what was p* by Jn* Gomell to Tho. modsly . 1-4-0 

It. p* to Tho. Mosly againe 2-11-3 

It. p* to Nicholas Clap for 5 weeks . . . .0-15-0 
It. p* to Capt. Foster for 2 weeks . . . .0-6-0 

[277.] The same 8(1) 7^ It was granted to Thomas Pope 
libertie to git about 2 or 800 of railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers for the Cap- 
tins neck Jn** Wales and Jn** pelton. 
for that p* of the great lots beyond Timothy ( Tho. Tilston 

Tilstons 1 Samuell Robinson 

for the feild behind James Bird • • . | James Bird 

1 Jn® Blackman 
for the feild behind M" Joanes and before \ Israeli Mead and 

Enock Wiswels 1 Joshua Henshaw 

for the feild behind W Stoughtons • . \ Rich Baker and 

1 Rich Leeds 

for the Neck of land f Nicholas Clap and 

1 Jn** Withington 
for Cleering the Neck of Catle . . . | James Foster and 

I Hopestill Clap 

All fences to be made vp by the 25 March 7f and all Come 
feilds to be Cleered of Catle by the 1 Aprill 

( Thomas Grant 
Fence Vewei's for the 20 acre lots < and 

( James Whit. 

And Wheras it is found by experience that notwithstanding all 
former orders that hane been made, for the Ringing and yokeing 
of Swine, yet great Neglect haue been obserued to the great dam- 
edg of pastuers and of the Coroons &g. it is therfore ordered that ther 
shall be yeerly Chosen two men who shall once euery Month, or 
oftener if need be goe about within the Compas of o' Towne and 
if they find any Hogs vnyoked or vnringed, they shall yoke and 
Ring such as are not efectually done before, and for euery hog or 
Swine that they doe yoke and Ring, the owner therof shall pay vnto 
him that doe it Six pence for £ach Swine and if they only ring 
them then three pence for each, and if only yoke them fower pence 
for each, and the owner of the Swine is heerby en joyned to help to 
take the Swine, and the men appointed for the yeer Ensueing are 
John Homes and Thomas Tolman and allhogs to be yoked and ringed 
by the first of aprill and soe to be ringed all the yeer. Further it is 
ordered that if any other p'son shaU find hogs ynyoked [378.] 
or vnringed, the owner of Such Swine shall ynto such as find them 
soe, soe much as the former order Concerning Swine Recorded in 
the 409 pag of this booke doe p'scrib and soe alsoe for pigs vnder 
half a yere old the which order is not repealed by this but stands 
in full force. 

The same day it was ordered that it being found by sad experi-> 
ence that notwithstanding all former wholsome and prudent laws 
and towne orders Concerning horses goeing on the Comons, yet 



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little efect it haue taken but that still great damedge and hurt is 
done, it is therfore ordered as an adition to the former orders, that 
all p'sons within the p'sincts of this towne that haue or doe keepe 
any horses, Mares or Colts of what sort soe euer, they shall bring 
in a list to the Record' by the first of Aprill next, of the number 
of horses Mares or Colts, that each p'son doe keepe alsoe each 
p'son is required, (besides the brand mark) to set an eare marke 
vpon his or their beast and tc^ether with the number soe alsoe 
the mark to be Recorded, that soe when any hors mare or Colt is 
taken vp it may be knowne whos beast it is. 

And if any p'son shall neglect to eare mark his beast, or to bring 
in the number of such hors kind as he doe keepe he shall be lyable 
to pay three shilling fower pence for euery such beast to the p'son 
finding such neglect, and if any beast be taken vp whos owner can- 
not be known then in that Cas to be dell with as strays, Further it 
is to be vnderstood that this order Concerning eare-marking ex- 
tends also to such beast as men doe keepe in their enclosiers. 

At a meeting of the freemen the 12 (1) 7|- 

Ther was Chosen for Deputies for the j^ere ensueing Cap* Hope- 
still Foster and Lift""* John Capen. 

Alsoe for a Comissioner to Carry the Voter to the sheirtowne for 
Nomination of Majestrats &c. Lift"' Jn® Capen. 

The same day William Weeks was Chosen Clark of the wrigbts. 

[379,] The same day was Chosen for Constables Timothy foster 
and Jn"* Bird, but ther being a motion made that Jn*' Bird was a 
Castle Souldier he was suspended for the p'sent till inquiery be 
made b3' o' deputies or otherwis Afterwards Timothy Foster aleaged 
his incapacetie by the law Concerning Rateing and soe got off ther 
was then Chosen Isack Joanes and John Withington. 

The same day ther was granted by a Major Vote that ther should 
be a Rate of ten pounds Leuyed vpon the inhabetants for the pay- 
ment of that which is yet behind towards the purches of M' Flints 
habetation and some other arears that are yet due from the towne 
to be paid in money. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 29 (I) 75 on a training day 
it was ordered that Thomas Hoppen should be warned to appeare 
before the Select men at their next meeting in Aprill to giue an 
accompt of his liueing. 

The same day it was ordered that John Pope should be warned 
to Come before the Select men at the same time with such of his 
children as are of Capacetie to be Cattechised. 

And John plum is then to appeare alsoe. 

The same day it was ordered that Robt Stiles should appeare at 
M' Stoughtons hous the next Second day at two of the Clock 
before the Select men to order the disposall of one of his Childern. 

Alsoe that Capt. Clap and Roger Billeng should be desiered to 
meet the Select men in order to o' Court bussines about o' lands. 

Also the same time it was ordered that William Sumner and 
Lift"* John Capen should attend the next County Court to make 
their adress on the behalfe of M' Gibson will respecting his legacie 
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The same day it was granted to Samuell Robinson libertie to git 
two loads of Clobords out of our Comon Swamps. 

[280.] The same time it was ordered that the Sup'uisors of 
the highways should be Caled on to looke after the bridg at mother 
brooks before the next Court. 

The 29 (1) 75 Samuell Blake of Millton enformed of some that 
haue taken Clobords or bolts out of our Swamps without order as 
petter Woodward of Dead ham and Samuell Whiting. 

The same day at the request of Samuell Blake of Milton ther 
was granted to him libertie to git fower loads of Clobords in the 
Comon Swamps of Dorchester wherof he saith two loads of them 
arie for James Whit of o' towne and the rest for his owne vse at 
Melton. 

Alsoe it is granted to him power to take any stuff that he can 
find gotten by any without order p'uided that he giue in a true ac- 
compt to the Select men of what he take and he to be fully satisfied 
for his labour out of the said stuff and the towne of Dorchester to 
haue the rest. 

The 5 (2) 75 at a meeting of the Select men at M' Stoughtons 
hous It was ordered that Nicholas Clap should be a fence Vewer at 
the neck of land insteed of Isack Joanes who is chosen Constable. 

The same day at the request of M' Stoughton it was granted to 
him the exchang of a peice of land at the North Corner of the 
training place at the head of the meaddow which he had of John 
Withington Viz one rails lenth to the South of the barrs that goes 
into the meaddow and soe on a streight line ouer a certaine Bock 
lying neer towards Elder Wiswels fence. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 2 75 

William Chaplin did againe renew his motion to haue libertie to 
keepe a hous of publique entertainement, but it was not granted. 

The same day John Pope appeared befote the Select men to giue 
an ace' of the Education of his Children by way of Cattechizing^ 
who p'mised to Endeauor for time to come to be more dillegent that 
way to attaine instruction for them. 

The same day Nathaniell Glouer requested that he might haue 
libertie to set vp two gates cros [381.] the high way by hi& 
hous, which was granted him for the p'^sent vntill the nightbours 
or Select men for the time being doe see an inconuenience in soe 
doing, which if they doe then to ly open againe. 

The same day Nicholas George was granted libertie to keepe a 
publique hous of entertainment with the app'bation of the Hon"* 
Court. 

The same day ther was granted to Ensjgne Hale libertie to git 
fower load of Clopboard out of the Comon Cedar Swamps and 
Shingle for his house. 

The same day ther was granted to William Sumner libertie to 
gitt three loads in like maner. 

28 2 75. The Select men of Dorchester haue granted libertie 
vnto Nathan Bradly to sell Cidar by retaile he attending to keepe 
order in his house according to law and with the ap'bation of the 
Hon"* Court. 

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210 Crrr Document No, 9, 

It was granted to Timothy Tilston libertie to gitt two load of 
bolts for his Vse to make Vessels out of some of the Comon 
Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 19 5 75. 

Ther was a duble Contry Rate maile according to the last yers 
Rate the Same wherof is 82" 14* !•* it being for the expences for 
the warr against the Indians and this besids the yeerly Contry 
Rate. 

At a publique Towne meeting on the 13 (10) 75 being one weeke 
after o^Vguall time by reason of exterordinary publique Contry 
liussines. 

After the directory being read it was p' posed to the towne what 
they would alow M' Flint for his labour in preaching the yeer past 
ending the first of January 75. The Vote was for eighty pound a 
quarter p* money. The same day ther was chosen for Select men 
— Lift"* Jn" Capen, Srg"' Clap, Deacon Ja. Blake, Rich Withington, 
Daniell preston. 

[282.] for Recorder Lift"* John Capen 
for Raters William Pond M' Mather Roger Billeng. 
Sup'uisors of highways John Bird Tho. Tolman 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 20 10 1675 

It was ordered that Srg"* SamueU Clapp and Deacon James 
Blake should see to the mending of the meeting hous by p'cuering 
William pond or some other man doe it and to be paid out of 
the next towne rats. 

The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be sent to 
the Raters to make a rate of 80 pounds for the minesti-y and a rate 
of 15 pound for the vse of the towne. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 Janu. 75 being a weeke 
and more be yond their ysuall time, on a publique accompt. 

It was agreed with M' James Minot Jun' to keepe the Schole and 
to teach Such as shall come as in his agreement may appeare. 

The same day the Select men appointed Richard Withington 
and daniell preston to see that the Schole-hous be fitted vp with 
seats and a lock and key for the doare. 

The same day the Raters made a returne of the minesters Rat« 
of 80^* 9-1 which was Comited to the deacons and a towne rate of 
15-6-10. 

[283.] The 14 12 75 William Sumner Came to the Select men 
with the Request which he had from M' Jn® Faierwether as foUow- 
eth. _ 

17 January 1675 Recc of M' William Sumner fine Sut of Armor 
markt one N, one R, one y, one W, one X, I say Recc. by John 
Faire weather Comisary the bead peice belonging to the sute markt 
R is markt with 4 notches. 

This is a time Coppie of the Receipt brought to the Select men 
to be recorded and the originall is left in the hands of the said 
William Sumner as Attests John Capen Record' the 14 12 75. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 14 12 75. 

The Deacons p'sented a list of the names of thos that haue not 
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same was Comitted to the Constables Isack James and Jn^ With- 
ington to Coleet and gather. 

The same day the Select men tooke an aec' of Constable Thomas 
!Peirce and John Capen Jun' for the rates Comitted to them to 
Coleet both Contry and towne. 

The same day the Select men appointed Daniell Preston to p'cure 
600 flints for a town stock and the Select men doe engag to see 
them p^ for. 

At a meeting of the freemen the 6 (1) 7^ ther was Chosen for 
deputys for the yeer ensueing Capt. Foster and Lift"* John Capen 
and for Commissioner to Carry tiie Votes to Boston Capt. Foster 
if he be able, if not then Lift"* Jn** Capen. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Constables John Bird and 
John Breck. 

[2 84,] The ace* of Constable Peirce and Constable Capen 
Jun' of the Contry Rate of 40 - 2 - 6 : and the towne rate of 
51 7 11 committed to them to gather. 
Inip. to the Treasurer for which he gaue a receipt 

It. to Nicholas Bolton 

It. to Lif t"* Capen as depaty and Recording and for | 

what was due to him formerly . 
and to him oner paid for which he giues Credit 
and to him out of the Contry rate . 

It. to Nicholas Georg 

and to him ouer paid towards next yeer . 

It. to Rich Leeds p' order .... 

It. to William Sumner 

and to him for f ranees Bakons tableing . 

It. to Nicholas Clap for Frances table 6 weeks 

It. to Nicholas Georg for bord and a bl of Rey 

It. for Glass 19« besides the bl rey p^ by R. Hale 

It. to Nathanell Clap .... 

It. to James Whit for francks table 

It. to Samuell Hill a bl of Corn 

It. to Tho. Swift for franks table 4 weeks 

It. to Jn** Capen Jun' for work for the town 

and to him for runing the line 

and to him for expenses about frances . 

It. to Israeli Euered for a woolf . 

and to Capt. Foster p* of what he should haue 

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[285.] At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (1) 7^ 
Ther was appointed for fence Vewers for the Cap- ) Ensigne Hale 

tins neck ) Rich Leeds 

for that p* of the great lots beyond timothy Tils- ) Jn** Tolman 

tons J Tho. Trot Sen' 

for the feild behind M" Joanea and before Enoch ) Srg^* Clap 

Wiswels J Isack Joanes 

for the neck of land ) William Sumner 

I Nathanell Clap 



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212 Cmr Document No. 9. 

for the Cleering of the neck . . . . ) James Foster 

) John Withington 
for the feild behind James Bird . . . ) Tho. Andrews 

\ Obediah Haws 
for the feild behind M' Stoughtons . . j Srg"* Weeks 

j John Baker 

And all fences to be made vp by the 25 March 7f and Come 
feilds to be deered by the first of aprill. 

And the men appointed to look after the yokeing and ringing of 
hoggs are John Homes, and Nathan Bradly according to the o^er 
made the last yeer as in the old booke p. 277. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10*** 2 76 

It was granted libertie to the Widdow Geoi^e to keepe a hous 
of publick entertainment with the ap'bation of the Hon"* County 
Court p'uided she doe not draw Cidar any more then is p'duced 
out of her owne orchyard. 

The same day it was granted to Nathan Bradly libertie to Draw 
Cidar with the ap'bation of the Hone'* County Court. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 4 76 It was ordered that 
Richard Witiiington doe take Care to see that the Pound be re- 
paiered. 

The same day ther was granted to goodman Moss and Samuel 
Maxfeild libertie to take one tree for heading out of the 500 acres 
p'uided that it isuot to [be} [^86. ] sold out of the towne and this is 
besids three trees latly granted to goodman Moss for Staues with 
the like p'uiso. 

The same day it was agreed that wheras Jn** Bird was formerly 
Chosen Sup'uisor.of the high ways for this yeer 1676 but now he 
being chosen Constable the Select men doe order and appoint 
James Bird to attend that seruice. 

The same day It was agreed with Nicholas Bolton that seeing 
half the yeer is expiered in which he should Ring the bell therf ore 
for the other half e yeer he shall haue twenty shillings for the other 
half yere for Sweeping the meeting house. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 18 7 76 being one weeke 
after the ordinary time vpon occasion. 

It was then agreed and ordered that Lift*** Jn*^ Capen M' Timo- 
thy Mather and Richard Withington shall sett out the Contry Way 
by stakes or bounds from the Corner of M' Stoughtons land which 
is fenced in vntell one Come to Henery Leadbetters which is Fenced 
in and make their returne to the Select men at their next meeting. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should giue 
notice to the wife of Funell that she gitt some p'son to giue secure- 
tie to the select men for her abiding in the town or to dep* the 
towne. 

The same day ther was an agreement made with James Foster 
Conserning Frances Bacons Child Viz the said James foster is to 
haue the Child till it com to the age of one and twentie yeers for 
which the Select men doe engage tiidt hie shall haue ten pounds Viz 
fine pound at p'sent and if the Child doe Hue aboue half a yeer 
then to haue the other fine pounds and that the Child be Compe- 
tently Clothed. 



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Dorchester Town Beoords. 213 

The 7 8 76 ther was granted to Ja** Fennow libertie to get three 
or fower load of Clobord out of the Cedar Swamps which are in 
o' Comon land. 

[387.] At a metting of the Select men the 13 9 76 

Ther was granted to the widdow Smith on the Rocky hill to 
haue fower loads of wood vpon the town account. 

The 18 9 76 the deacons p'sented a list of thos that haue not 
paid their p'portiotfs to the minesters Rate for the yeer 1675. 

At a generall Towne meeting on the 4*^ 10 1676 after the Direc- 
tory was read the matter Concerning the Ringing of hogs all the 
yeer it was Voted that it should be left to the descression of the 
Select men to make such orders as may reach the end of p'uenting 
the rooting vp of any of o' Comons pastuers or Meaddow 

At the same time it was also Voted that the Select men should 
alsoe make orders Concerning Sheepe that they may not goe with- 
out a keepper any time in the yeere becaus of the damedg they doe 
to fences &c. 

The same day at the motion of the Widdow long for a hous-plott 
the towne did appoint Richard Leeds, Richard Baker, Ensigne Hale, 
William Sumner and Srg""' Clap to be a Comittee to looke out a 
place that may be conuenient not exceeding a quarter of an acre 
of ground and they to determine the thing and they to make re- 
turne to the Select men. 

The same day it was ordered that M' Flint shall haue eighty 
pounds for his labour this last yeer ending the last of this month 
and one quarter p* of it to be paid in money. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Selectmen Lift" Jn** Capen, 
Srg°* Clap, Deacon Blake, Daniell Preston. Rich : Withington 
and for Record' Lift"* Jn° Capen. 
for Raters M' Timothy Mather Srg"* Pond, Srg"* Wiswell. 

Sup'uisors for the towne and County j J^^ ™Blkei^*^^ 

( William Sumner 
SujJ'uisors for the Neck -j Srg"* Weeks. 

(^ Isack Jones. 

[388.] At a meeting of the Select men the 11*^ 10 76 

Jacob Hewens Came and demanded pay for some trees taken 
out of his lott to mend the bridg and alsoe for work at meeting 
hpus 1' and for a load of wood Carted in for Daniell Elders. 

The same day ther was granted to Samuell Paule libertie to haue 
two load of Cloboard out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day ther was appointed Ensign Hale Henery Lead- 
better and Srg°* Wiswell to be a Comittee U> lay out the high Way 
from the Country Way by Samuell Chandlors or ther about to the 
twenty acr lots and soe towards the Comons, and to giue notice to 
p'sons Conserned of the time and to make retume to the Select 
men at ther meeting in May next. 

The same day ther was granted to Daniell preston and Tho. 
Swift toeach two loads of Clobords to be taken out of the Comon 
Swamps belonging to Dorchester. 



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214 City Document No. 9. 

The same day it was granted to Ebenezer Williams libertie to 
gitt 100 of railes out of the 500 acrs and 30 or 40 posts. 

The same day it was granted to Jn® Minot to gitt two thousand 
of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day it was granted to Jn* Garnesy liberty to gitt one 
load of Clobord and some loggs to saw about one thousand of bord 
p'uided he doe not take such stuff as will mak^ Clobords and this 
to be in the Comon Swamps. 

The same day it was Granted to Jn* Plum libertie to gitt eight 
or nine hundred of Clobbord in the Comon Swamp. 

The same day it was granted to Samuell and Barnard Capen to 
each liberty to gitt Clobord out of the Comon Swamps to couer 
each of them a bame. 

The same day the Eaters weer ordered to make a Rate for the 
minestry of eighty pounds and a towne and Sehole Rate of forty 
fine pounds. 

[289,] At a meeting of the Selectmen the 8 11 76 ther was 
liberty granted to Srg°* Rob* Badcock to git fower loads of Clo- 
bords at beare-Swamp. 

The same day it was granted to Srg°* Daniell Preston libertie to 
git three or fower load of Posts out of the Comons. 

The same day it was granted to Tho Grant liberty to gitt one 
hundred of railes and 20 posts out of the Comons. 

The same day the Rat ens made return of the minesters rate Con- 
sisting of 81^ 9" 9* and the towne rate of 45^ - 18' - 0. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 15 11 1676 at Lift"' Capens 
house. 

The Select men did (in referance to the law Concerning Idle 
p'sons, and priuate houses entertaining of p-sons contrary to good 
order) appoint Henery Leadbetter Ensigne Hale and Srg"* wis- 
well together with Constable Breck to inspect that matter as the 
law directs about p'uoking euels. 

And Mr. Mather Nathaniell Clap and Jacob Hewens to be joined 
with Constable Bird and soe to the Constables that shal be chosen 
in their steeds for to Inspect as abouesaid. 

The same day it was ordered that Thomas Batle of Deadham 
should haue out of the Comon Swamps bolts or shingle two loads 
at least for his expence for the towne by way of testemony. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 12 12 1676. 

Joseph Birch was called before the Selectmen to answer for his 
Idlenes and neglecting to come to the publique ordinances on the 
lords days and for abusing himself by drinking to the which he 
answered as formerly that he hoped to reforme and to that end he 
was granted liberty to Cutt wood about ten Cord on the 500 acrs 
in the Swamps or woods that is already down to make Coales for 
his calling. 

The same day ther was granted to John Fuller of Deadham lib- 
ertie to take two loads of stuff for Shingle out of our Comon 
Swamps which is for his labour and incuredgment to inspect ouer 
such as shall gitt stuff without order. 

[390.] The same day George Lyon made request for libertie 
for three load of Clobord which was not granted but left to the 



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DOKCHESTEB ToWN BeGOBDS. 215 

towne meeting in march to be p' pounded to the towne but after- 
ward granted by the towne as in p. 291. 

The same day ther was granted to william Blake sen' libertie to 
gitt fiue load of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day it was granted to Jn** Spurr libertie to git two 
thousamd of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps for to enelos a 
smal hous in Dorchester. 

The same day it was granted to Jn® Minot libertie for two 
thousand of Clobords this was Recorded in p. 288. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence vewers for the Cap- 
tins Neck Jn"* Pelton Sen' and Jn^ Breck. 

for that part of the great lots beyond ) Timothy Foster 
Timothy Tilstons J Samuel Robinson 

for the feUd before Enoch Wisvrells } TliSjlbadSly 



for the Neck of land jSSSciap 



for the feild behind Jn** Bird 



j Jn« 



Bird 
Blackman 



for the feUd behind Mr. Stought»n } Sk irnts"" 



for Cleering the Neck l^^WiSn^on 



At a meeting of the Select men 14 12 1676. 

It was ordered that the former order about Swine shall stand in 
force and Clement Maxfeild James Robinson, Nathan Bradly and 
Tho Moadesly are appointed to looke after Ihem, and for the first 
time to giue the owners warning of their Swine that they are not 
according to order, and if they find hogs defectiue afterward, then 
the owners of such Swine shall be lyable to pay three pence p' 
Swine though the Vewer doe not yoke or Ring them, which he is 
not enjoy ned to doe, without the owner of Such doe agree with him, 
and the men aboue mentioned are enjoyned hereunto one the pen- 
altie of fifteen Shillings if they neglect their duty, and that they 
Vewe euery month or oftener if therunto Called vppon. 

[291.] At a meeting of the Select men the 23 12 76 at the^ 
hous of Richard Withington. 

It was granted to William Trescot three load of stuff for Clo- 
bord for his hous at the minestry fearme. 

' The same day Roger Willice was warned and had notice giuen 
him that he should Cleer the towne of his Sister Mehittabell. 

The same day Lift"** Capen had liberty to git two load of Clo- 
bord out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the freemen the 7(1) 7| ther was Chosen for 
Deputies for the whole yeer ensewing Lift*^* John* Capen and Dea- 
con James Blake. 



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216 CixT Document No. 9. 

Also Tor Comissioner to Gary the Vota to Boston Lift*^ John 
Capen. 

And for Constables James Bu*d and Tho. Tolman Jan'. Same 
day it was granted to George Lyon of Melton Libertie to gitt fewer 
loads of Clobord out of the Comon Swamp at 700 by the load : 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 (1) 7f It was granted to 
Israeli and Isack How libertie [to gitt] fower loads of Clobord at 
700 a load out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day Daued Joanes was appointed to keepe the key of 
the Pound. 

The same day it was granted to Samuell Blake libertie to git soe 
many Clobords as he haue promised Viz for Daniell preftton 2iOO 
Mr. Mather 1000 and obediah Haws 1400 on Condition that he 
bring in his former order for gitting Cloboi*d, and not to git any 
more but what is abouesaid without any further order ; also Elisha 
Foster 1500 and the widdow Long 1400 more besids 700 that is 
brought hime already. 

The same day ther was granted to Joshua Henshaw libertie to 
gitt 3000 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps towards the build- 
ing him an hous. 

The same day it was granted to Ezra Clap to haue 1400 of Clo- 
bord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day ther was granted to John Tolman libertie to take 
Six Maple trees out of the fine hundered acres or 4 maples and 
two Oaks. 

[393.] Towne dept' ' to Lift"' Jn° Capen. 
Imp. p** to Nicholas Waymouth a pa of shows ) n - 5 - 

towards worke at Scholhous . . . j "" 

It. for his hors to draw the bell to boston . . 0-1-0 

It. mended for Frances Bakon . . . . 0-0-6 

It. for a quier of Paper . . . . . 0-0-6 

It. for Frances againe 0-0-8 

It. for attendance at Court Deputy 26 days . 3-18-0 

It. for Entertaining Frances Bacon 13 weeks for ) 1-19-0 

my self and others J 

It. for Recording yeer 75 . . . . . 1-0-0 

It. for attendance at Court Feburary Sessions ) n i « n 

yeer 75 6 days | u - lo - u 

It. for a quiey of paper 0-0-6 

It. for attendance at Court as deputy in May ) q <i a 

Court 76 2i days j a- 6-k) 

It. for a pa shows for frances Child . . . 0-1-6 

It. for attendance at Court in August 10 days in) l-iO-O 

order to the messengers goeing for England J " 

It. for Recording yeer 76 1-0-0 

It. for attendance at Court as deputy Octo Six- ) 9 _ 8 - 

teen days j 

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217 



It. for pa shows for f ranees Child 
It. for a pa of bodys for Frances 



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This ace* was made vp with the Select men the 14-6-6 

11 10 76 and ther was due to ballance 2-4-9 



4-9 



Towne Dept' * to Lift. Jn<» Capen 
Imp' for what he should haue had out of the^ 
towne Rate yeer 77 as by that ace' will appere 
the Sume of 11^^ 11* out of which must be de- 
ducted his owne rate 16 - 16 : Samuell Capens 
6" and Barnard Capens Rate 5' Jn^ Masons rat 
3* and by his order for Jn^ Burg his rate 13" - 6 : 

remains 

It. for 24 days attendance at Court as Deputy ) 

both Sessions ) 

It. for what he p'* goodman parker of Cambridg ) 

Villedg for Horsly*s Child the first payment j 
It. for a pa shows giuen by the Select men to S 

parke at his cleering the towne of Widdow >• 

Horsly. ...... J 

It. for a quier of pap* • , • 



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0- 0-6 
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Cred. 9-18-8 



Ballance 7- 4-7 

Made vp this ace* with the Select men the 18 12 78 and the 
ballance is ordered to be p* by the Constable out of towne rate for 
the yeer 79 which is 7 4 7 



[393.] Towne p Contra' Cred' 

Imp. by Ebenezer Withington by order of 

Samuell Trescot p* of his rent 
It. by Samuell Trescott 440 Clobord left at my 

yard 22* : Capt. Foster had the rest 
It. ReciS. of my Son John as Constabl out of 

the towne rate ouer p^ . 
and by him out of the Contry rate same yeer 

ouer p^ 

It. Recc. of M' Flint by WiU" Trescots order ) 

as p' of his rent 27. 4 75 . . . j 
It. Recc. of him also by Tho. Bird on ace* as p* ' 

of his rent . . . . 
and of Nehemiah Clap . . . 



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1-2-0 

0-3-4 

0-5-8 

2-6-0 

1-0-0 
1-3-0 



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Cmr Document No. 9. 



It. Recc. of Jn« Trescot for Samuell Trescot 22« ) 
as p* of his rent ) 

and more at another time by S. Trescot . 

It. Recc. of W. Trescot by widdow Gornell 

It. Recc. of W. Trescot on ace* with myself for' 
makeing Cidar towards his rent p* for 74 & 75 
which should be 15 pounds for thos two yeers 
but he expects some abatment becaus of the 
trouble by the Endians .... 



Towne p Contra' Credit' 

Imp. by 6 bl" & jCorne brought in by Jn** Far- 
ington for former rent of Scheie land Recc 
thel5-l-7J 

It. by 3 bl. wheat of goodman Elice of Dead- 
ham being p' of rent for Schole land 

It. by shows left at his Son Jn® Capens when he 
was Constable which he could not put off . 

It. by what he receaued of Henery Glouer p* 
of his first yeers rent for minestry land in 
barls and other bils .... 



and 3* added to Henry Glouers Sume 



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[394.] At a meeting of the Select men 9 2 77 

It was ordered that Thomas JTrot Sen'. Samuell Robinson and 
Ezra Clap are appointed a Comittee to lay out the Contry high 
way about Naponsett Mill Espesally about the Coming vp of .the 
hill one this sid the Mill and likwis the Way leading from Deadham 
vuto their landiug place at Naponset and also to lay out the Contry 
way vnto the New bridg which lys below Robt. Spurr and heerof 
tlicY are lo make their returne to the Select men. 

The same day it was ordered that Georg Minot should be sent 
vnto to enquier his reason of entertaining of an inmate into his hous 
^Viz Henery Robts. 

The same day it was granted to Srg"* Clap libertie to haue on© 
load of Clobords out of the Cedar Swamps. 

The same day it was granted to George Sumner ypon his f athem 
ace* libertie to take two or three hundred of railes off from beyond 
the last Six deuission and the line of the blew hils. 

The Same day ther was granted to William Pond libertie to gitt 
1400 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day it was ordered that Thomas Dauenport should be 
added to William Sumner and Ensigne Hale in the steed of William 
Blake who weer formerly appointed to lay out a way to the fresh 
Marsh beyond Richard Withingtons lot vnto which place it is 
already laid out. 

The 15 3 77 at a meeting of the Select men It was granted vnto 

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DOECHESTER ToWN RECORDS. 219 

John Trescot libertie to gitt 14 or 1500 of Ceder Clopords out of 
the Comon Swamps belonging to Dorchester. 

The 114 1677 at a meeting of the Select men 

It was ordered that William Sumner Isack Joanes and Enoek 
Wisweell should lay out the bredth of the way from goodman Bol- 
tons house toward the Corner of Amiell Weeks orchyard and to 
make returne to the Select men. 

The same day it was Concluded that in the makeing the next Six 
rates it shall be made soe much the greater as to pay M' Mather 
thos rearedges that is due to him [295 •] for his father p'uided he 
doe first discount what he is behind for his towne rates for seueral 
yeers. 

The same day Joseph Birch was Caled on who Came before the 
Select men to answer for his bemg lately drunke, and being owned 
by him he was ordered to pay his fine according to law or to sitt in the 
stocks. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 5 1677. 

Ther was granted to Tncreas Sumner liberty to take three thou- 
sand of Clobord out of the Coulon Swamps belonging to Dorchester. 

The same day Constable John Bird had order to pay Mr Mather 
nine pounds one Shilling which is the Stime of his p' portion for the 
ten rates and Six rates for the yeere 76 being in consideration of 
rearedges due to his father. 

The same day ther was a list deliuered by the Deacons of the 
names of Seueral that had not paid their p'portions to the mainten- 
ance of the minestry for the yeer 76 and it was Comitted to Con- 
stable James Bird and Thomas Tolman with a warrant to impower 
them to Colect it. 

The same day it was granted to John Merefeild libertie for 1400 
of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 16 5 77 for to make the 
Contry Rate of Six rates. 

The same day ther was granted to Charles Dauenport libertie to 
haue two loads of timber one for f enceing and another for his trade 
out of the 500 acres. 

The 20 (6) 77 Ensigne Richard Hale was Chosen Commissioner 
to make the Contry Rate with the Select men. 

Afmeeting of the Select men the 31 (6) 77 — 

It was granted to Jn® Pelton Sen' to git timber out of the 500 
acres towards the building him an hous about 26 footein lenth and 
18 foot wide and 2100 Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to John Smith Sen' libertie to git 
2100 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

[396.] The same day haueing receaued a note from Robt. 
Tucker in the name of the Select men of Melton Enforming vs of 
a Comittee appointed by the Countie Court for to Vew the way 
ouer brush-hill, and that the Select men of Dorchester may be ther 
if they haue a mind to it, The Select men doe Nominate and ap- 
point Lift"* John Capen Ensigne Richard Hale and William Sum- 
ner to be present at the time appointed. 

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220 City Document No. 9, 

already downe to make one kUne of Coales out of the 500 acres be- 
yond the Swamp by Daniell Elders. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 7 77 

It was granted to Samuell Rigbey Ubertie to haue 1400 of Clo- 
bord out of the Comon Swamps of Dorchest'. 

The same day it was granted to Mathias Eaens libertie to haue 
fowerteen hundred of Clobord, &c. 

The same day it was granted to Richard Euens libertie for one 
and twentie hundred of Clobord. 

The same day Thomas Tilston was appointed Sup'uisor of high 
ways in steed of Tho. Tolman which is Chosen Constable. 

The same day Srg""' Clap and Deacon Blake are desiered and 
impowered to looke to the repaiering of the meeting hous for this 
winter, by stopping some holes and puting yp some seates that 
are fallen and the staires that goe vp to the pulpit and to be p^ out 
of the towne rate. 

The same day Ensigne Hale and Enoek Wiswell are desiered 
and impowered to looke to the Comon Cedar Swamps and if any 
are ther taken at any time without order, to Seiz them for the vse 
of the towne or shingle or bolts or the like. 

The same day it was granted to Enock Wiswell libertie to gitt 
1400 of Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to Frances Bale libertie to haue 
1400 of Clobord. 

[397.] At a meeting of the Select men the 12 9 77 

It was ordered that the Constables who haue been appointed 
to gather in the remainders of the minesters rates, formerly vnpaid 
shall meet at the house of Lift"' John Capen on the 28 Instant at 
4 of the Clock in the afternoone, to giue in and to Cleer ther ace*" 
and the two Constables for the time bein^ to giue timely notice to 
the former Constables for 73 74 75 and 76. 

The same day it was granted libertie to Jn* Breck to haue one 
and twentie hundred of clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a publique towne meeting the 3 10 77 — 

After the directory was read it was p'posed to the towne an 
inconueniency in the directory which tys vp the Select men that 
they cannot make a Rate for the vse of the towne aboue twentie 
pounds till an ace' be made of the disbnrstments formerly, ther- 
fore it was p'posed that the Select men should make such rates for 
the towns vse as they in their discretion shall think fitt not exceed- 
ing fortie pounds for this yeer : the Vote was in the afl5rmatiue. 

At a motion of William Trescot for an abatement of his rent for 
the yeer 75 and 76 becaus of the troubles of the warrs, wherby he 
deserted his place at brush-hill the towne leaues it to the Select 
men to Consider of the motion and to doe therin as they thiuke fitt : 
The Vote was in the aflfennatiue.. 

The same day it was agreed and Voted that ther should be a 
rate of two hundred pounds made for the carrying on the worke of 
the meeting hous, one theird p* to be paid in money, the other two 
theird p** to be paid in Corrant Contry pay. 



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DOBGHfiSTER ToWN BeCOBDS. 221 

The same day ther was Chosen for Select men Liff** John Capen 

Daniell Preston 
Richard Withington 
Srg"' Samnell Clap 
Deacon James Blak 
for Recorder Lift"* John Capen 
for Raters Enock Wiswell 
John Breck 

Samuell Robinson 

[398.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10"^ (10) 1677. 

It was granted to Richard Mather libertie to git 1400 of Clobord 
ont of the Comon Swamps towards building him an hous, and two 
load of bolts to make shingle of such trees as are not titt for Clo- 
bord or of such as are already downe. 

The same day Doctor Snellen of Boston Came to the Select men 
to obtaine libertie for to bring his wife and f amely into this towne 
for some time because of the pox increasing in Boston which liber- 
tie was granted him for two months but if he stayed longer to giue 
bond to secure the towne. 

At a ginerall towne meeting the 17 10 77 being legally called 
together at Mr. Flints house on the occasion of the shortnes of the 
day before 

It was Voted that Mr. Flint should haue 60 pounds for his la- 
bour in the minestry for the yeer that is past, one quarter p' in 
money. 

The same day it was Voted that for the yeere following the 
minesters pay shall be paid by weekly contribution each lords day- 
and that thos that doe not Contribut they shal be rated according 
to former p'portion. 

The same day Deacon James Blake was Chosen Clarke of the 
Wrights in the roome and steed of William Weeks who is dead. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Sup'uisors of highways John 
Baker and Samuell Paule. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 21 (10) 77 at the hous of 
Lift"* John Capen It was ordered that order should be sent to the 
Raters to make a Rate for the minestry of eighty pounds, a quarter 
p' money and a Rate for the towne and Schole of Sixtie fiue pounds, 
and a Rate for the meeting hous of two hundred pounds according 
to the Vote of the towne of the 10*»» (10) 77 the which Rate is to 
be paid one theird p' in money and to make their returns to the 
Select men at their next meeting in January which will be the 14''* 
of that month. 

The same time it was ordered that Srg"* Preston should speak 
with Samuell Paule to looke after our Purgatory Swamp, Concern- 
ing damcdg that is done therin by Peter Woodward of Deadham 
as we are enformed, and to act therin as is meete when he vnder- 
stands how it is. 

The same time it was ordered that the Recorder should Isue out 
orders, Concerning Rob* Sanders and the Widdow Horsly who 
stand in neede of wood that whosoeuer they can p'cuer to git them 
some they shal be paid out of the towne rate not exceeding fower 



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load for Sanders and three load for the widdow, vntill further 
order. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14*^ 11 77 

It was granted to James whit libertrie to git 200 of railes and 40 
posts out of the 500 acrs. 

At a meeting of the Select-men the 11 12 77 

It was granted to Rob' Stiles libertie to git some timber towards 
building him an house out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day Goodwif Horsly was called before the Select men 
and admoneshed Concerning her entaining p'sons at her hous and 
warned against it for future. 

The same day ther was granted to Henery Leadbetter libertie to 
git 2800 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day it was granted to John Trescot to haue a load 
or two of shingle or bolts to make soe many. 

The same day it was granted to Ebenezer Williams libertie to 
git two load of timber to make a Cidar press. 

The 6 (1) 7 J at a meeting of the Select men at Lift"*' John 
Capens hous it was granted to Thomas Swift libertie for 700 of 
Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 (1) 7| 
ther was appointed for fence vewers as 

f oUoweth for that p* of the great lots beyond J Benjamin Leeds and 
Timothy Tilstons ( Tho. Tohnan Jun^ 

for the Captins neck — ( Ensigne Hale John 

I Wales Sen^ 



for the f eild before Enock wiswels and the j Srg*"' Clap and Isack 
hill feild ( Joanes 

for the feild behind Jn* Bird f James Bird and 

( Obediah Haws 



[300.] for the feild behind M"" Stough- f Richard Leeds and 
tons — I John Baker 

for the neck of Land — f William Pond 

I Nathaniell Clap 



for Sup'uisors of the way to neck ( James Foster 

( John Withington 

for Cleering the neck — ( Jn* Blackman and 

( Comfort Foster 

And all fences to be made vp by the- 25 march next and fence 
Vewers to Vew fence and the Cleerers of the neck to be vewed and 
Cleered by the 1 Aprill. * 

The same day ther was appointed Srg°' Clap Amiell Weeks and 
Ebenezer withington to run the Line between vs and Rocksbery. 

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Deputies for the yeer ensueing Lift"* John Capen and William 
Sumner. 

And for Comissioner to Gary the Votes Lift" Capen 

The same time ther was Chosen for Constables John Tolman and 
John Baker. 

And John Wales is Chosen Sup'uisor of highways in the steed 
of John Baker. 

The same day WUliam Chaplins petition Concerning the keeping 
a hous of entertainment was read which was not granted. 

The same day M' Flint made a motion for a plot of land on the 
Comons for to set a smale hous on and a garden ; The towne 
appointed William Sumner and Lift"' Capen to take Vew of the 
place and make report of the Conueniencie,or inconueniency of the 
motion at the next towne meeting or training day. 

The same day it was granted to Teag Crohoar liberty for 2800 
Ciobord. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 8 (2) 78 

Ther was granted to Samuell Hale libertie to git 150 railes and 
post Sutable out of the 500 acrs or out beyond the line of the blew 
hUs. 

The same day thos that did run the line between vs and Rocks- 
bery made their returne which is on file 

The same day it was granted that the Widdow Georg should 
haue her licence renewed if the Court approue of it. 

The same day vpon Complaint that the Way to the landing 
place by Thomas Tilstons is straitened the Select men doe appoint 
William Sumner and Henery Leadbetter to Vew it and rectefie 
that matter and make returne. 

[301.] The same day Ensigne Hale was appointed to looke 
after the repairation of the Pound 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 4 78 

It was granted to Joshua Henshaw libertie for 2100 of Ciobord. 

At a.meeting of the freemen'in the 6 mo. 78 Ensigne Richard 
Hale was Chosen Comissioner for the Contry Rate 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 Sep. 1678 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should giue 
notice to Jn® Brown and John Hopen to dep* the Towne as being 
noe inhabetants 

Alsoe that the said Hopen be Sumoned to appeare before the 
- Select men to giue an ace' of his maner of liueing and to appeare 
at the house of Deacon Blake the 18 Instant being Wednesday an 
hower before son sett. 

The same day it was ordered that the tithingmen in their seuerall 
p'sincts should inspect all inmats that doe come into each of their 
p'sincts, either single p'sons or famelies, and to giue spedy infor- 
mation therof vnto the Select men from time to time or to some of 
them that orde#may be taken about them. 

The same day it was ordered that Deacon Blake and Srg"* Clap 
should see to the repairation of the Pound ancj Richard Withington 
to looke out after a lock for the Scholehous doare. 

The 13 7 78 It was granted toLawance Smiths Widdow libertie 
for 1400 of Ciobord. 

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78 Thomas Hoppen appeared to giue an ace* of his manor of linc- 
Ing, which did not satisfie that which he did mostly follow was 
guning bat noe setled place of abode for famely gouerment. 

The same time John Brown appeared and thought that he might 
Come into town to be inhabetant becaus born in the town and that 
he might be an help to his father and mother, the Select men did 
Respit the full determination at that time to know the towns mind 
therin and in the meane time his warning out of town to continue 
in force. 

[302.] At a meeting of the Selectmen the ll"' 9 78 Georg 
Lyon had a note to goe to James Bird or Thomas Tolman Con- 
stables for the yeer 77 for 25s. -lOd. and 16s. -8d. for James 
Tucker which was theirn-ats when they weer in Dorchester 

Also William Blake Sen' for himself and his Sonn Samuell had 
a note to goe for 8" - lO* - 4* which weer their rats to be 
p*^ back againe. 

The same day it was ordered that all Constables for 75 76 and 
77 should be Sumoned to appeare before the Select men at the 
hous of Rich. Withington on Monday the 25 Instant to make vp 
their ace*" for the Rates which they weer to Colect in their seuerall 
yeers haueing not been made vp afore 

At a meeting of the Select men the 25 No 78 at the hous of 
Richard Withington for to take an ace' of tbe Constables for 75 76 77 

The same day Isack Joanes and John Withington did appear to 
make vp their ace*" for the yeer 75, Viz for a duble Rate and the 
eight rats and towne rate which is as foUoweth 

The Sume of the duble Rate was . . . 82-7-8 

out of vsrhich the Treasurer is to haue . . 78-1-0 



the ouer plus is 

out of which is deducted as not to be gathered 

The ouer plus remaining is ... . 
The Sume of the Eight rates is, with the adi- 

tions and deductions Considered . 
out of which the treasuer is to haue for one of' 

the eight rats . . • . 

and out of the other Seauen Rates the treasurer ' 

haue ....... 

and the troops and Castle men out of the single " 

rate as in the Margent of the rate 
the ouer plus of the eight rates is . 
Soe that the Totall ouer plus of all the ten ) 

Rates is ) 

Also more deliuered to them in shows after they ) 

weer prized ...... ) % 

Toatall ouerplus is 

out of which was deducted as desp'at depts not ) 
to be gathered ) 

Rest due to the towne 

look more of this days work p. 306. 



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[303.] out of the which 11-3-4 was p* to 
Widdow georg p* of her bill of expences on " 
souldiers at their goeing forth not alowed of 
by the Contry Comitte .... 

and to Gapt. Foster for a dept due to him from 
the towne 



Rest yet due to the towne 

The towne Rate Qomited to them to Colect the ) 
Sume was 16 - 6 - 10 . . . . j 

out of which they p* as f oUoweth 
Imp. to Nicholas Bolton .... 
and to him for frances for 2 weeks 

It. to Widdow Geoi^ 

It. to William Pond for work at meeting hous 
It. to William Tresoot for bord . 

It. to Srg"* Clap 

It. to Ensigne Hale for work at Scbolhous . 

and to Benjamen Leeds for Carting bords 

and to Ensign by Samuell Toplifs rate 
It. to Amiell Weeks p* of his pay for runing the 

line at blew hils 

It. to Roger Belleng which Jn** Withington must ' 

pay for the same line 
It. to Jn° Capen Jun' which Isack must pay for 

the same line 

It. to iSamuell Faull for the same work 
, It. to Capt. Fosterr his towne rate by Isack 
It to Henery Leadbetter for frances . 
It. to Jn® Homes for his widdow for frances 
It. to Clement Maxfeild for frances 
It. to Obediah Swift his rate and mothers 
It. to James Foster for frances . 
It. to Rich. Withington for frances 
It. to Srg"* Wiswell for f ranck . 
It. to Quarter Mr. Smith for frank 
It. to Samuell Robinson for frank 

It. Srg»* Preston 

It. to Tho Trot Sen' for f ranck . 
It. to Thomas Tilston for frank . 
It. to Samuell Paule for frank 
It. to Timothy Foster for frank . 
It. to Timothy Tilston for frank . 
It. to John Breck for Frank 
It. to Nathanell Glouer for frank 



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[304.] Made vp this acc^ with Isack Joanes"! 

and jfohn Withington this 25 9 78 and on the I ,. „ 

ballanee of all their Bates ther is due to the | o-J-6 

towne five pounds two shilling Six pence j 
the one half of this 5:2:6 was after p"^ by Isack Joanes and he dis- 
charged. 

This was all could be don that day but the Select men appointed 
another day Viz the 29 day of Instant Nouember at the hous of 
Lift"* Capen. 

The 29 No 78 John Bird and Jn* Breck made vp ther ace* Viz the 
ten Rats which they Colected the Sume wherof all deductions being 

Considered Remains good 399 - 5 - 

The Sume of the first Six rates deductions beii^g ) 

Considered is j 243 - 15 - 11 

but of both thes Sumes the Tresuerer is to Ifttue . 636 - - 6 
And M' Timothy Mather had out of thes Rates to- 1 

wards his fathers rearedges • • . J 009 - 1 - 

The Sume of the Towne rate Comited to them to ) 

Colect was j43*3*l 

made vp the ace* this 29 9 78 for all the Rates aboue '^ 
said, and there is due to John Bird 14' 3 vntill 
the bils ar ouer lookt of disburstments out of 
which ther is a dept due to the town 



0-U- 3 



John Withington's further ace* from aboue wheras ther was the 
half of 5 2 6 due from Jn** Withington at our last ace* as aboue 
said 
Hee haue p*^ more to Tho. TUston or Jn° Pason for ) 

frank 2* S^ besids the former . . . j 0-2-8 

It. he p* more also to Jn"* breck for frank . . 0-2-8 
It. he p* more to benjamin Leeds for fetching a") 

load of Clobord for the Schol hous and 18*^ p* V 0-3-0 
for a days work at the meeting hous . . ) 

It. he was als alowed for Ferrey to Charlestowne • 0-2-0 

more James Molts rate remitted • . • • 0-3-4 

and Jn® Sanders Rate remitted by towne Vot . 0-16-0 

and Petter Talbuts rat remitted by the towne Vote 0-15-0 



2- 4-8 
10 11 80 yet rest due to the towne . . . • 0-6-5 

this was p^ by the Select mens order to Lift. Capen as p* of 

what towne ows him and John Withington is dischai^ed : 

[305.] The 29 Nouember. 

The 17 and 18 days of February 1678 the Selectmen meet at 
the hous of Lift. John Capen to make vp ace** of the Rats Comit- 
ted to them to Colect viz., the Second Six Rates ; the 3 single rats 
the Towne rate and the first meeting hous rate aQ for the yeer 77 
namy laic] James Bird and Tho. Tolman, but their accounts weer 
not ready at the time soe left to an other time. 



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An account of what was Ck>imnitted to Jn^ Bird and Jn^ Breck 
to pay out of tiie Towne rate which they weer to Golect 
Imp. to the Widdow Foster for her husband be- 
ing depntie in the yeer 75 and 76 . 
It. to Lift. Capen as depnlae the baliance of his 

ace* I 

It. to Widdow Greorg for expences . 

It. to Nicholas Boltons work at meeting hoas . 2 - 10 - 

It. to Dauid Jomiea for half yeer ringing the bell -- 15 ^ 

It. to Ensigne Hale for looking after the Swamp 

It. to Samuell Blake at the same time 

It to Srg^ Clap Deacon Blake, Jacob Hewens ) 

and lucres Modesly worke at meeting hous ) 
It. to Daniell Preston for Bords for Scholhoue • 
It. to Israel Euered at the £ELme for 7 wolues • 3 - 10 - 

It. to Obediah Swift for worke about the bell of ) 

which Isack Joanes p* 1" - 8* rest due to him f 
It to Ensigne Hale Srg""* Clap. Deacon Blake 

and Rich. Withington to each 4' - 6*^ for wood 

for the Widdow Smith . 
It. to Jacob Hewens for a load of wood for 

Daniell Elders . . . . . J 0-4- 

It. to the Scholmaster M'* James Minot . . 20 - - 

It. to Isack EyaJU for work about the bell . . 1-10-0 

It. to Kich. Withington for work about the pound ) 

and nailes . . » • . • ) O-4-.o 

It. to Comfort Foster for a wolf . . 1-10-0 

It. to Israeli Euered for a woh^ ^ « • 0-10-0 

and to Shocho the Indian • « , 0-10-0 

It. to M' Jamee Minot more • . • 0-16-0 



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[306,] The same 25 Nouember 78 It was granted to Barnard 
Capen libertie to git 3 or 4 loads of timber on the Comons towards 
the buUding a barne. 

The 29 Nouem 78 the Select men met againe to take acc^' of the 
other Constables but their ace*" weer not ready Viz. James Bird and 
Tho. Tolman. 

The same day it was granted to Jn^ Trescott libertie to git 4 or 
5 load of timb^ out of the Comons towards the building him a 
dwelling hous. 

At a ginerall towne meeting the 2 10 78 After the directory was 
read there was an ace' giuen of all rates for the yeer 75 and 76 ex- 
cept the minesters rate. 

The same day it was p'posed to the towne whether Jn** Brown 
should be admitted inhabetant into this town, being put to the Voted 
the Vote was affermatiu. 

The same day it was p'posed to the town, wheras formerly for 
the supply of M' Flint for wood, Seuerall haue on their owne 
ace* freely brought in wood which they Judg not equall that some 
should be at the Cost and others bear no p' of it. It is therfore 
p'posed to the towne whether they will alow Mr. Flint 5^* to be 
anexed to the town rate the next yeer if the towne see meet, and 
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228 City Docuhekt No. 9. 

The same day it was Voted in the affennaliae that the Elders and 
Select men should hane power of seating p'sons in the meeting 
hous. 

The same day it was Chosen for Select men Lift. Capen Deacon 
Blak, Srg^ Clap, William Sumner, Srg^ Preston 

for Record' Lift Capen 

for Raters i Srg-» Wiswell, Srg-* Pond 

lorKaters | j^hn Breck 

for Snp'nisors Joshua Henshaw, Benjamen Leeds 

looke more of this days actings p. 307 

[307.] The 20 4 79 

It was Voted at i^ towne meeting Whether they would* alow M' 
Flint one hundred pounds for this yeere Sixty pound in money and 
forty pound in other Currant pay. M' Flint p'uiding help for sup- 
ply in the minestry as ther sliall be need ; 

The Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

The same ginerall towne meeting It was voted that the old meet- 
ing-hous should be disposed off by the Select men for the best good 
of the towne also the trees that grow ther about shall be by the 
Select men from time to time soe ordered and disposed as they shall 
Judg meet either for standing or disposing some of them when 
and to whom they Judg meet. 

This hous was afterward sold to Isack Ryall for ten pound and 
he alowed it as p* of his pay for building the new hous. Also tiie 
trees, some of them weer sold one to Nicholas Bolton, for 3* : two 
of them to Eb williams and Jn® Capen Jun' for 5", two or 3 more 
to William Cheny and Peter Talbut for6» 6* one to William Tres- 
cot for 5" and one to Elisha Foster for 

look more of this p. 325, and for the bill of disbursements — 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 10 78 

It was granted to Jn"" Smith Quarter M' Son libertie to git two 
load of Clobord more, Viz : 140O out of the Comon Swamps and 
a tree or two out of the 500 acrs to make ribs for their bame. 

The same day ther was an agreement with M' James Minot to 
be a Schol Master as in the booke will appeare. 

The same day ther was an agreement made with Dauid Joanes 
to Clens the meetinghous and to ring the bell and to p'uid water 
for baptisme for which he is to haue three pounds a yeer out of 
the towne rate the yeer to begin the first of January. 

[308.] At a meeting of the Select men the 13.11.78 

It was granted to Thomas Pope libertie to git out of the 500 
acrs soe much timber as to build a hous of 18 foot long and 16 wid. 

The same day the Raters made retume of the rats Coinitted to 
them to make Viz : a meetinghous rate amounting to 188 pounds 
7» and a towne rate of 23" 12» 10* 

The same day it was granted to Joseph Skilton libertie to git 
Six loads of wood out of the 500 acrs : p'uided he doe not fall any 
trees but take of that which is downe. 

The Same day the Constable Jn® Tolman was ordered to warne 
Robt. Stiles to appear before the Select men at their next meeting 
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At a publiqne Towne meeting the 15 11 78 being legally warned 
and Come together. It was Voted in the affirmatiue that (at the 
motion of Roger Belleng) the Select men shonld Sige a deede vnto 
him of the farme he had of the towne lying about Wainmans 
Ordinary and to secuer it to him as from the towne and their Suc- 
cessors, t 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 12 78 Rob* Stiles Came 
vnto the Select men (being Sumoned afore soe to doe) to answer 
or giue an ace* how he did improue his time for himself and Chil- 
dren the Conclusion was that he should look out for a place for one 
of his Children at least, or elce the Select men would p'uide a 
place. 

The same day it was granted at the motion of Simon Peck that 
he should haue libertie to gather yp some of the old rotten wood in 
that 50 acrs reserued out of the minestry land at Melton which 
belongs to Dorchester. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 17 12* at the hous of Lif^ 
Capen John Parker Came and Engaged to secuer the to?me of Dor- 
chester in behalf of his daughter Martha Horsly if she might be 
let [309.] out of the hous of Correction, which engagement is 
one file. 

The same day Thomas Dauenport had libertie to take 200 of 
railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day Ebenezer Hill Came before the Select men and was 
aduertized Concerning Idleness. 

The next day at the satne place the Selectmen mett againe and 
made a rate for the minestry ypon such as did not Contribut on the 
lords days. 

Also the same day they made yp ace** with Constables James 
Bird and Tho. Tolman for Contry towne and minestry and meeting 
hous rate soe fan* as they had gathered. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 (1) 7| at the hous of 
Deacon Blake. 

The same day Joseph Birch had libertie granted to git 100 
of railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day the Select men Signed to Roger Billeng Sen' a 
deede of the farme about Wainmans Ordinary. 

The same day at the petition of Desier Clap James Blake 
Jn^ Blake and others for to build a seat in the new meeting hous 
as in the petition on file will appear, the Select men granted their 
petition. , 

The same day Daniell Preston Sen' and Srg*** Clap are appointed 
to run the line between Milton and Dorchester in the outside of 
the last Six deuissions towards the blew hils and make returne 
their returns ar on fill. 

The same day Will"" Sumner Lift Capen and Ezra Clap to run 
the line between the 400 acrs and at the Swamp by Anthony GuUi- 
fords : the return is on fill. 

The same day Srg''* Pond Srg°* Wiswell and Nathanell Clap weer 
appointed to run the line between Dorchester and Deadham but did 
not doe it that yeer. 

and for the line between Dor. and Pnnchapage Timothy Tilston 
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and for the line between Brantre and Dor. from the topp of the 
blew hils and soe towards tbe Patten line, Roger BeUeng Samuel 
Panle and Jn® Minot : return on fille. 

The same day was appouited for fence Vewers as followeth 
[310.] -for that part of the great lots ) Timothy Foster and 



beyond Timothy Foster 
for Captins neck 



for the f eild before Enock WisweU 

for the hill f eild . . • . 

for the f eild behind Jn'* Bird 

for the f eild behind M' Stoughtons 

for the neck of land • 

for Sup'niflors of the way to neck 

for the Cleering the neck 



Samnell Rigbe« 
Jn*»Breck 
Jn"" Pelton Sen' 

{Joseph Weeks 
Tho> Modesly. 
Jlsaek Joans and 
Joshua Hinshaw 

1 Jn« Bird and ' 
I Tho. Andrews 

1 Rich. Baker and 
) Amie ll Weeks. 
"William Pond 
Nathanell Clap 
[ Isaek Joanes 
' Hopestill Clap 
' Tho. Bird 
' Jn* Withington 



And all fenc^ to be made vp by the 25 March next and fence 
Vewers to Vew fence^ and the Cleerers of the neck to be vewed 
and Cleared by the 1 Aprill. 

The same day ther was appointed to looke after the boys in the 
meetinghous on the lords days : Clement Maxfeild Tho. Modesly 
Timothy Tilston and Jn** Tolman, each to take the Care of the 
boys orderly caredg in the publique meeting, each of them a quarter 
of a yeer the first to begin the first Saboth after the 25 march next. 

The same day ther was appointed Thomas Modesly and Nathan 
Bradly for the North end of the towne and Clement Maxf eild and 
James Robinson for the South p^ of the towne, thes men are ap- 
pointed to looke after the Swine that they be yoked and ringed ac 
cording to former order as in p. 277 with referance to that oi^er 
p.. 409 with this addition of 1" for each Swine that they yoke and 
ring and also vnder the penalty of 15" fine for their neglect accord- 
ing to that Claus in the order p. 240 : the order Comitted to them 
it is on file. 

the next in order is in p. 316. 

[311.] An Order Regulating Swine made by the Selectmen 
the 11 12 79. 

It is ordered that wheras ther haue been forn]|erly great neglect 
of ringing and yokeing of hogs notwithstanding aU orders that haue 
ben formerly made to p'uent damedg. As an adition to former 
orders, It is now ordered that all Swine shall be sufficciently 
Ringed by the 18 day of this Instant Feburary and to be suffic- 
ciently yoked by the first of Aprill and soe to be kept yoked till the 
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tend to all Swine from two months old and vpward and for the ex- 
ecution heerof ther shal be men appointed who ^all goe a bout 
once a week or oftener If complaint be made to them, and if they 
find any such pigs or greater Swin either without a ring or yoke 
hee shall demand and receaae of the owner three peace for want of 
a ring, or three pence if they be without a yoke, and if without 
both ring and yoke then Six pence and if the owner doe not pay, 
or to the mens satisfaction then he shall take notice m wrighting 
the owner of the Swine, and the number therof , a list wherof shaU 
be transmitted to the baylif which shall be Chosen, who shall once 
in euery month goe and take by distress what is due, that is to say, 
if the owner of the Swine doe not satisfie to satisfaction of the 
men first finding them defectiue, the which baylif if he be put 
vpon it to distraine, hee shall duble the fine and shal haue the one 
half for his labor, and if any man appointed by the Select men 
ref us to looke after the Swine, and doe not giue a satisfiing reason 
he shall pay as a fine the Sume of therteen shillings fower pence, 
and he that is Chosen in his steed shall haue the fine^ and if he 
that is Chosen for a baylif shall ref us the place, and cannot giu[e] a 
satisfiing reason to them that Chose him, he shall pay the like fine, 
and he that accepts the place shall haue the fine, and if thos that 
are to looke after the Swin cannot find an owner for them then to 
impound such Swine either in the Comon pound or in some en- 
closuer of their own, and if noe owner doe appear then to yoke 
and ring such Swine and let them goe when they haue first paid 
themselues their due that is to say twelue pence a peice for such 
Swine. 

[313.] The Town Dept' to Lift. Jn<» Capen. 
Imp. to the Ballance of his ace' the last yeer as 1 717 

in p. 292 I '- A- ' 

It. to 5 lbs. of Corne dl. to Daniell Elders . . 0-15-0 

It. to Parkers Second payment . . . . 4-0-0 

It. to Recording yeer 79 1-0-0 

It. to a days work of his man the last Spring at ) n i ft 

Scholhous > u-1-0 

It. to what he laid out a bout the Pound to Jn* S 

Trescot and his man and for stuff naild and > 0-5-0 

help ) 

It. to a days work to run the line between the 1 0-2-6 

400 acrs and the Swamp . . • ) "" 

It. to 3 days expenees of the Select men at his > 0-1-15 

hous ) " "" 

It. to nailes for the boys Seat and a quier of pap' 0-10 

Dept. 14-1-6 

Cred 6-6-6 



Made this ace* with the Select men the 11 12 
79 and ther is due to Ballance 



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[313.] p' Contra Credit 
Imp. sister Fosters Rate 2 bis. Come dl to Tho ) 

Modesly J 

It. my owne rate yeer 78 

It. Philip DemoDzaday by Joshua Henshaw 
and Joshias own rat and p' of his Grandmothr • 

It. of James Whit 

It. by 16' he appointed Jn® Tolman to pay to his '^ 

bro. T. Tolman for Jn® brecks rate in that > 

yeer ) 

It. Recc. of Jn^ Tolman 1* money which was ) 

Sam Peltons rate which in Contry pay was J 
It. by Samuell Capen his rate . 
It. b}' Barnard Capen . . • . 
and by Barnard for William Ryall • 
It. by Jn® Capens rate appointed by Jn® Baker 
It. by Enock Wiswell . . . • . 

It. by James Bird 

It. by Jn*» Bird 

It. by James Foster 

It. by widdow Farington .... 
It. by Widdow Biackman .... 
It. by Come and Rey brought in by Jn* Pig of 

Deadham p^ of former rent of Schol land 

bought in about May '79 



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Imp Recc. 200 of Iron which Came from Tanton > » 

Octo. 1670 ) ^ 

It. Recc. 100 of Iron May 72 but it was the \ 



p'dus of 71 . . .' . . . i 

It. for the yeer 72 Obediah Swift Recc one Hun- 
dred of Iron for which he made axes and hows 
for the Endian gratuetie by Capt. Fosters 
Order 

It. another 100 & ^ of Iron was left in the hands 
of Obediah Swifts hands to discharg a debt of 
the towns which yet he is to be Countabl for 
it : he p* 4* 6* money for Caredg of it - 

It. the next 100 & J of Iron Obediah Swift dis- 
counted with the Comittee for Ire. work about 
the meeting hous he p* for caredge of it 4* 6* 
money 

It. another 100 & i of Iron left in the hands of ^ 
Obediah Swift, the brining of winter 1679 he >• 
p* 5" for bringing it rest due yet to the towne ) 

It. another 100 & ^ of Iron left in the hands of) 
Obediah Swift yet due • • • • j 



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[315.] An ace' of the Scheie land 
Imp. Recc. into the hands of Lift. Capen from Jn®"^ 

Farington for rent of Schol land for 5 acrs at [■ 

6" 6* p acre for the yeer 71 . . . ) 1-12-6 

It. Recc. of Jn* Pig on the same ace* for 5 acres ) 

the same yeer J 1-12-6 

It. ReSc. of Srg*** Elice of the same ace' for almost } 

3 acrs . . . .. . . ( 0-17-8 

It. Recc. of Srg»* Elice 20« left m M' Flint's hands ) 

towards rent j 1-0-0 

Thus far ace* was made to Captin Foster as 
Tresurer and ther was then 8" 2" 4* in the hands of 
Jn® Capen Sen' as by his ace* will appear p* to 
him 
It. since Recc. Jn® Farington 6 bl. Endian . • 0-18-0 

andof Jn«Pig2bl. Endian . . . . 0-6-0 

and of Srg"* EUice a bl. of Rey . . . 0-4-0 

all this was for rent formerly due. 
It. Recc. of Srg"* Elice a bl. of Rey . . 0-4-0 

same time of Jn® Pig 4 bl. Endian . . . 0-12-0 

M^ all this was dl. to Mr. James Minot to make 

vp what he fell short in the rate Viz : 10 bbls. 

Endian 2 bis. Rey besids two bis of Endian 

he left in the hands of Jn® Cape for a dept due 

from M' Minot. 
It. Recc. of Jn* Farington 6 bl & J of Endian . 0-19-6 

It. Recc. by Lift. Capen 3 bis. wheat of Sr: Elice. 0-15-0 

It. Recc. by Lift. Capen of Jn® Pig in Corne and ) 

Rey j 3-0-0 

all this haue been discounted with the Select men 

as by the ace* will appear. 

[316.] At a meeting of the freemen the 14 first m** 7f Wil- 
liam Sumner was Chosen Deputie for the year Ensewing and also 
Comissioner to Carry the Vots to Boston. 

The Same day ther was chosen for Constable Hopestill Clap and 
Samuell Toplif . _ 

The same day at the motion of Jn** Lewice for a peice of Comon 
land beyond the last deuissions on the North sid of Naponset 
neer Deadham mill it was granted that it should be left to the 
Select men to Conclud it on such Conditions as they Judge meete. 

The same day the Elder published the list for the seating p'sons 
in the meeting hous, and also gaue an ace' of the disburstment of 
the Contributions for the releef of the distressed for nurses and 
other expences for thos that had the pox Viz Samuell Chandler 
and widdow Rogers &c. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14. 2. 79 at the hous of Srg"^ 
Samuell Clap. 

The same day Jn^ Lewice Came to the Select men and Concluded 
Conditions about the land granted by the towne which is recorded 
in the New book p. 120 and libertie to git 2 or 3 load of Clobord 
to Couer his house. 

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234 CiTT Document No. 9. 

git 1400 of Clobord and two or three trees for groundsels oat of 
the Comon land. 

The same day James Whit and James Hobinson was appointed 
to vew the 20 acr lot fence. 

The 22 2 79 It was granted to Ebenezer withington libertie to 
git two loads of Clobords out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 4 79 at the hous of Lift. 
Capen. 

The same day it was granted to John Trescot libertie to git 1600 
of Clobord besids his former fowerteen hundred. 
. [317.] The same day it was granted to Henery Merifeild 
libertie to git 1400 of Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to Samuell Robinson libertie to git 
700 Clobord more besides what he had formerly granted and a few 
bundles of lasts. 

The same day it was granted to Timothy Tilston libertie for 2 
or 3 trees for to make Vessell timber. 

At a meeting of the Town the 30 July 79 it was by a Vote 
granted to the widdow Salsberj libertie to git 2100 of Clobord 
out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day Ensigne Hale was Chosen Comissioner for to help 
make the Contry rate. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 6 6 79 at the hous of Deacon 
Blake to make the 4 Contry rates and to take the Valiewation for 
the next Contry rate. 

It was then granted to Charles Dauenport libertie to get 2100 
of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (7) 79 at the house of 
Srg^ Clap 

It was gran^d to Samuell Capen libertie to gitt 700 of Clobord 
out of the Comon Swamps besids his former grant. 

The same day the Select men ordered that Constable John Baker 
shall pay to Nicholas Bolton ten shillings more to the 40" formerly 
ordered him to pay to him which is for his worke at the meeting- 
hous. 

This ten shillings was afterward appointed to be p* by Constable 
Hopstill Clap because Jn** Bakers rate would not reach to doe it. 

Th6 same day It is ordered or granted to Samuell Joanes to haue 
libertie to gitt 1400 of Clobord. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 9 79 at the house of 
Lift. Capen. 

It was granted to Benjamin Leeds libertie to gitt 700 of Clobord 
out of the Comon Swamps and some bolts for Shingle. 

The same day ypon Consideration that Hopestill Clap who was 
appointed Sup' uisor of the way to the neck and afterward was 
Chosen Constable, and now ther is more then ordinary Occasion to 
haue that way mended being [318.] vnpasible for man or beast 
to goe comfortably therfore the Select men appointed James Foster 
to Joyne with Isac Joanes to vew that way, and call vpon p'sons 
whose way is defectiue and see that it be repaired and made pas- 
able with as much speed as possible can be and if any neglect their 
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the order mentioiis may be taken : our intent is all sndi ways as are 
at p^sent very bad and vnpassable. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 1 10 79 after the directory 
was read tber was Chosen Lift. Capen Richard Baker and Thomas 
Dauenport to Vew the way that the Widdow Weeks desiereth to 
haue changed and make ther retume to the Select men who are im- 
powered to Isue it as they shall see best. 

The same day a petition was p'f erred by Tho Tilston and others 
about stoping vp a way, the Petition with the answer to it is on file. 

The same day M' Flint made a motion f oi: to haue a piece of land 
on the Comons a litle beyond the Comer of his Orchyard to set a 
barne on if he see meete to set it ther the which was granted but 
none then appointed to set it out. 

The same day Jn'' Capen Jun' made a motion to buy that peice 
of land on the Comons a little beyond the end of his Orchyard and 
soe to Enock Wiswells land which was not granted at that time. 

The same day was chosen for Select men — 

Lift. Capen William Sumner f Select 

Deacon Blake Ensigne Hale Srg^^ Clap ( men 
for Recorder Lift"* Capen 

for Raters ( Srgent Pond 

i Srg»* WisweU 
( John Brick 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8. 10 79 at the hous of 
Si^"* Clap The Select men ordered and apointed Lift"* Capen and 
Srg"* Clap that they should call vpon John Mason for the legacy 
giuen by John Gomell towards the Schole, and take it into their 
bands and the legacy of 5^ for the yeer past which the Widdow 
^Burg gaue to the poore of Dorchester. 

The same day Nathaniell Johnson of Rocksbery came to the 
Select men and did accknowlidg that he had gotton 1300 of 
Clobord without order out of a swamp belonging to Dorchester, 
and that some body had taken [319*] them away, but he knew 
wheer they weer, his request was that the Select men would grant 
him that libertie as to haue thos which he haue already gotten, if 
he can recouer them, the wtiich was granted him p'uided he git noe 
more without order from the Select men. 

The same day Jn"* Minot was granted libertie to git 2800 of 
Clobord out of the Comon Swamp. 

A list of the names of thos which weer remoned to other towns 
in the time of the warr which ought by law to pay in this towne. 
Henry Garnesy for his p'son . . . • 0-16-8 

William Chaplin 1-1-0 

MrBeale 0-16-8 

Henery Mare 1-13-4 

John Gill as in the third CoUom of the County ) 

rate yeer 76 j 1 - 10 - 10 

At a meeting of the Select men at M' Flints hous the 22 10 79 
John Bird made yp his acc^ for the rearedges of M' Flints rat Co- 

Jane Gomell, widow of John Gornell, married John Bur^e. Inscription on her 
gravestone reads: **Jeane Gomell."— See 2(. £. Hist. A Genea. Beffister, Vol. 4, 
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mitted to him for his p* of the Rate, and he haue Cleered all for the 
yeer 75 he engi^ing to M" Flint, to satisfie him for what is yet 
vnpaid which is 6' and he is discharged for that part of the rate 
which was. Comitted him to gather. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 11 79 at the hous of 
Deacon Blake 

The Raters Viz William Pond and Enoch Wiswell made retume 
of tbe rates Comitted to them to make Viz the ministers rate Con- 
sisting 101"- - l'--8'^- and the towne rate amounting to 50'^ -7"-0. 

The same day Frances Bale Came to the Select men being for- 
merly ordered soe to doe that the Select men might enquier of him 
Concerning his outward Estate, the Select men aduised him to dis- 
pose of two of his Children, his answer was that his wife was not 
willing the Select men p'swaded him to p'swad his wife to it 

The same day the Select men agreed with Nathan Bradly to ring 
the bell and Clens the meeting hous and to carry water for bap- 
tisme, and while the bell stands on the hill, he is to haue fower 
pounds a year and after the bell is brought to the meeting house 
JJli .-10-- -6. 

[330«] The same day it was granted to Mr. Flint libertie to 
gitt 200 of railes in the Comons aboue the blew hills. 

The same day Isack Joanes had a discharg of his worke as Con- 
stable for the yeer 75 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the next day being the 13 11 79 
at the hous of Deacon Blake after noone 

It is ordered by the Select men that the day appointed for each 
p'son to bring in their pay to the minestry this yeer shall be the 
last Second day in January being the 26 day of the Month, and 
to bring it in to Mr. Flints hous and make vp their acc^, and 
thos that cannot doe it that day, then the theid Second day in 
Feburary being the IB day of that month. 

Also the same days to bring into the Schole Master wher he 
shall appoint. 

The same day ther was libertie granted to Nehemiah Clap to git 
a load of timber out of the 500 acrs. 

Also granted to Timothy Tilston libertie to take fower trees on 
the Comons about Puncapag. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 12 79 at the hous of Lift. 
Capen a warrant was sent to the Constables to take a fine of John 
Jackson for fower weeks Entertainement of Op'tunetie Lane Lane 
his daughter in law Contrary' to towne order, and also to warne 
the said Opertunetie to dep' the towne or glue in securetie to secur 
the towne from damedg and also that if the said Jackson entertaine 
her longer he must expect to pay 3'- - 4*- p' weeke for euery weeke 
after the date heerof : Shortly after the said Jackson came and he 
and William Cheney entered into 30^ bond to secuer the towne. 
the bond is on file. 

The 11 12 79 After lectuer the Select men meet and made an 
Order to regulat Swine the which order is in p. 311 and Chos 
men Viz John Pason Ebenezer Withington and Samuell Hix for to 
look after the Swine on the west sid of Widdow Greorges brooke 
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The 12 12 79 John Mason brought to the Select men fine pounds 
in shows which was Jane Surges her legacy to the poor of this 
towne the first payment which was for the yeer past; and the 
Select men appointed who should haue them as followeth. 

The next in order is p. 336, 

[321.] Henery Merifeild 0-7-0 

Daniell Elders a pa 0-7-0 

Robt. Stiles a pa 0-3-6 

Tho. Pope 0-7-0 

Samuell Hill a pa... • . . . . 0-7-0 

Merriam Wood a pa 0-5-0 

Jn^Plum • • 0-5-0 

Robt. Sanders a pa 0-5-0 

Frances Bale a pa . • • • • • . 0-7-0 

Nathan Bradly a pa . • .. • • 0-7-0 

Jn** Lewice a pa 0-7-0 

Giles Barg a pa . .. . . • . 0-7-0 

Widdow Lawrance . . . ' . . . . 0-4-6 

William Turner . 0-7-0 

Edmpnd Brown 0-7-0 

Joseph Weeks . . . . . . . 0-7-0 

The 16 day of Januarj^ which was the day appointed to bring in 
Mr. Flints Rate, the Constables formerly that weer to giue in their 
acc^ of the rearedges due to him came that day and all of them 
except Henery Leadbetter Cleered their ace*" by engaging to Mr. 
Flint for what was behind and Mr. Flint gaue discharges to them 
to deliuer to the Select men for the Cleering of the towne, and 
before this time the Select men had vewed the desp*at depts of each 
rate Viz. for the yeer 72 vnto the end of the yeer 78 and is to sat- 
isfie that to Mr. Flint on ace* with hinj, and sliortly after Henery 
Leadbetter did also engage to discharg thos that he was to gitt in : 
Mr. Flints discharges are on file. 

A list of the Seuerall p'sons that are lookt vpon as desp'at depts 
of what should haue ben paid to M' Flint for the Seuerall yeers 
which is to be paid or made good to M"" Flint some other way is as 
followeth. 
for the yeer 72 Henery Leadbetter Constable 

Adminestrators of Major Atherton Estat 

Isable Fisher 

Hudsons Farme 

Nathaniell Wales 

Robt. Pelton 
for the yeer 73 Tho 

Susana Breck 

Hudsons Farme 

Jeremiah Haws 

[332.] For the yeer 74 M' Flint did owne that Isack Joanes 
had Cleered his p* to Colect and John Withington ynderto<^ for his 
part except the desp'at. 
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for the ye^ 75 Jn* Bird Colector 

James H<»^ly 

for the yoere 76 Tho. ToUnan and James Bhtl Colectors. 

Robt Sanders 

John Merryfeild ...... 

Timothy Wales Jun' 

James Horsly 

Tho. Williams 

Robt. Pelton 

Tho. Lawrance 

Jn** Wales Jun' 

Tbo. Beaman 

John Spur 

William Chaplain 

Henery Merif eild . . • 

for the yeer 77 Jn"* Tohnan & Jn"* Baker Colectors 

Robt Sanders 

Jn" Merifeild . . . • 

Timothy Wales Jun' . . . 

Tho. Williams 

Tho. Lawrance 

Nathanell Osbume . • • • • 

Jn'' Wales Jun' 

Samuell Lawrance 

Jn'' Beaman 

for the yeer 78 Jn* Baker Coleetor 

Widdow Farington 

Goo. Whitting at the farme • • • . 

Israeli Euered 

[323.] for the yeer 74 
*Robt Sanders 

Henery Merifeild •«•••• 

Tun Wales Jun' ....... 



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William Chaplin for 76 T. Tolman Constable 
The Totall Sume of all the desperat depts for' 

the Seuerall yeers to the end of the yeer 1678 

is Seauen pounds fower shillings eleaen pence 

besids William Chaplin 0-8-6 
The ouerplus of those rats in the Seuerall ' ' 

yeers corns to six pound and ten pence . j 6-0-10 

besids the yeer 71 at which time ther was a 

towne rate of ten pounds added to the mines- 

ters Rate and ther was carryed in to M' Flint J- 3-11-3 

ouer and aboue what was a^^ointed to him to 

the vallewof 3 - 11 -3 
and a load of Clobord which he had of Samuell' i 

Trescot being part of his rent for minestry - 1-11-3 

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Rest due to the towne from M' Flint at the end 1 
of the yeer 1678 the Sume of . . J 3-14-11 

[334*] A list of the Tithing men that are appointed (for the 

yeer 1680) by the "Select men 14. 10. 79 



Tho. Tolman Sen' 
Roger Belleng 
Henery Leadbetter 
James Whit 
Richard Withington 
Obediah Haws 



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Jacob He wens, 
William Trescot, 
John Capen Jun' 
Isack Jones 
John Baker 
Nathaniel! Gloner 
Thomas Tilston 

[325,] from p. 307. 

An ace' of the trees about the meeting hons as in p 
It. dl to me by Srg"* Clap 3* fh>m Nicholas bolton . 
It. from William Trescot Recc • • 

the rest he gaue a reason why not p** 
It. from William Cheny 0-2-9 

and Fetter Talbut and Widdow batten should pay 2" 9* more 
but the towne was in his dept about the meeting hous in which the 
Select men set it off that way 
Md one shilling of this was p^ to Nathan Bradly 

for a bell rop 

13 2 80 and p* Hen. Thomas for glaring at 

Scholehous 

It. more recc. of Srgnt Clap from Eb. Williams 
13 2 80 It. Recc. of Jn* Baker in moneys for the"^ 

bill of disburstment for towne powder buUets > 

flints, &c ) 

12 5 80 It. Recc. of Elisha Foster for a tree 
It. Jn^ Trescot p* for his tred in his worke about M' Stoughton's 
Seat in meetin hous. 

[336,] An account of Samuell Toplif as Con- 
stable for yeer 79 that p* of the Rate which he 

was to gather the whol Rate Consisting of 6 

pounds 6" - his p* to gather is . • 
Imp. p* to M*" James Minot in money . t 4 - - « 

and to him in Contry pay . . . . 09-0-0 

It. to Rich. Withington for what he laid down to 1 

waixis the hundred pound rat. * . ) 0-19-0 

It. Danell FrestcHi for what belaid downe for"' 

widdow Horsly 8" and for runing the line be- ^ 0-11-0 

tween Milton and Dorchester 2" - 6 - and 6 ' "" 

pence more 

It. to William Sumner for runing the line 2* 6* 1 

and 5' 7* towards his deputyship . . t 0-8-1 

It. to Ezra Clap for the line between Milton and ' 

Dorchester ) 0-2-6 

It. to Timothy Tilston for the line between Pun- ) 

capag and Dor • J 0-2-6 

It. to Henery Leadbetter for the same line . . 0-2-6 

It. to Jn"* Mmot for the line between brantree ) 

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Roger Billeng for the same . . . • 0-6-0 

It. to Samuell Paul! the same line . • • 0-6-0 
It. to benjamin Leeds for bringing Clobords to [ 

the Scholhous 

It. to James Robinson for two days Catting 

wood for Nathan Bradly . . . 

It. to Nathanell Gloner for keeping frances . 0-3-0 
It. to Daued Joanes for keeping of frances 3 ) 

weeke j 0-4-6 

It. to Widdow Minot for Frances . . . 0-3-0 

It. to Samuell Toplif for frances 3 weeke . . 0-4-6 

It. to Clement Maxfeild for frances 20 weeks . 1-10-0 

It. to Timothy foster for work at the boys seat . 0-3-0 

It. to SamueU Maxfeild for Wading Election day 0-1-0 

It. to Sam Toplif for the sam . . . . 0-1-0 

It. to Rich Enens for a days work at Schol hous 0-2-6 



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Rest due 4- 19 -11 



It. p* of this to Widdow Georg for former ex- ) 

pences ) 0-13-0 

It. p*to Roger Billeng (besids his money p*) for ) 

Clobord and other things for the meeting hous j 1-18-4 

It. p* to Daued Joans for Ringing the bell . . 3-16-0 

It. p^ by Hope Clap as in p. 327 . . . 0-2-9 

It. to John Guile for an Woolfe . . . 0-10-0 

It. to M"^ flint for worke at schole house . . 0-4-0 
It. Samuel TopMe for a dayes worke schoole ) 

house ) 0-2-0 

[327.] An ace* of Hopestill Clap Constable for yeer 79 that 
pai*t which he was to gather of the same rate with Sam Toplif the 
whole Rate Consisting of 50 pounds 5' his pMs 24 - 17 - 10 
Imp. to M' James Minot in money ... 

and in Cuntry pay 

It. to Lift. Capen as p* towards Recording yeer 79 
It. to William Sunmer as p' of deputyship . 
It. to Deakon Blake for expenses of Select men 
It. to Srg* Clap 17' for expences of Select men '\ 

and for runing the line between Milton and V 

Dor. 2* 6* 3 

It. to Rich Leeds for keeping Frances formerly ) 

and rest due to him yet 13* 2* . . j 

It. to Tho. Moadsly for a Load of wood for ) 

Nathan ) 

It. to Jn® Wales for keeping of frances 

It. to Nicholas Lawrance for frances . ' . 

It. to Srg"** Wiswell for frances 3* and for killing 1 

her Cow 2- j 

It. to Timothy Whiting for killing an woolf 



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It. to Jacob hewens for a days work Carting for \ 

wood for Nathan bradly . . • J 0-5-0 

It. to Tho Andrews Carting for Nathan wood . 0-5-0 

It. to Samuel Wales for franees . . . 0-3-0 

It. to Sam Trescot for franees . . • . 1-7-1 

It. to Joseph Weeks for Warding Artillery day 0-1-0 

It. to Hopstill Clap for the same . . . - 1 - u 
It. to -Nicholas Bplton for what he should haue ) 

had formerly for ringing the bell . . J 0-10-0 

23 - 15 - 10 

Rest due to ballance 1-2-0 
out of this ther is Gamalliell Beamans rate 1 

abated which is 6" j 0-6-0 

and hopstill Clap p^ the same time in money • 0-4-0 

desp'at dept John Jackson 0-1-0 

It. p'* to Lift"' Capen 0-5-7 

It. p* to William Sumner 0-9-10 

p* - 2" - 9* to much which is 
Credit giuen for it to Samuell Toplifs ace* 

[338.] An ace' of Thomas Tolman as Constable for the yeer 
77 for that Contry rate of Six rats and that p' remitted to the said 
Tolman to Colect the whole rate amounting to 24 1-10-2 

Imp. the Tresurer is to haue out of this rate . 23.6 - 0-6 

remains ; . . 5.9.8 
Desp'at depts out of the Six rates comitted to T. 

Tolman his p' 

Eob' Sanders 0-6-0 

Jn^Merifeild 0-16-0 

Widdow Georg abated 0-5-0 

Joshua Georg being a Castl man is abated one ) 

Single rate j 0-1-8 

Jn« Sanders 0-11-0 

Walter Euerington on p'son taken off « . • 0-10-0 

2- 9-8 



Best due to Towne from both Gonstabls 

The ace' of the Contry rate Consisting of three '^ 
rats comitted p' of it to Tho Tolman the Sume > 
of the whoU rate is . . . . . ) 

of which the Treasurer is to haue 

Remains . 

Desp*at depts out of the 3 rates . 

Itobt. Sanders •••&••• 

Jn*» Merif eild 

Widdow Georg abated 



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Jn® Sanders 
Gamalliell Beaman Jan' 



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1-13-9 
Eest due to Towne from both Constabls out of ) 

the thre Bats ) 

It. p* to John Tolman by order being over rated 

made vp this ace* with the Select men the 15 9 80 : 

M^ this of T. Dauenport is to be put on the meeting hous dis- 

burstments. 

[329.] An ace* of James Bird as Constable for the same yeer 
of 77 that p* which he was to Colect of tBe Six rates. 
Deducted out the rate 20" for Enock Wiswells 1 

Sons rate being another man's seruant . j 1-0-0 

Widdow Long p* of her rate . . . . 0-6-6 

Nathanell Osburne . . . . . . 0-10-0 



The ace* of the three rate that p* which James 

Bird was to Colect 
Desp'at Dept. Widdow Long .... 

Nathan Bradly 

Nathanell Osbum 



M* wheras on the other sid ther is due from both"^ 
Constables to ballan to the town 7"- 10-7 
ther is as on the other sid to be seen p^ to John 
Tolman by order 

and to Georg Lyon his Contry rate . 

and to James Tucker .... 



This 3 -11 -8 is to be taken out of the') 
7-10-7 and now remains due to the town >• 
3-18.-11 ) 

mor desparat debts brought in by the Constables 

James Bird and Tho. Tolman 

t. d. 
Joseph Birch . . . . • 16-6 
occup' of henery mars 
John Memory 
Tho. Birch . 
Anthony hancoke 
henery Roberts . 
Robert Stanton . 

Lose in measure of Come 



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[330.] An ace* of "tho. Tolman of the towne \ 
rate Comitted to him to Colect yeer 77 the |- 
wholl rate is ) 

that p* which he is Colect is ... . 

Imp. p^ to Mr. Minot 

It. to Widdow Georg 

It. to Daued Joans for the bell ringing . 

It. to James Bobbinson for digging a Childs graue 

It. to Corp'all tilston for 8 days at Swamp and ) 
i a bl. Come to an Indian . . . . ) 

and to him for 2 weekes keeping fiances of) 
which he had 3" of Isack Joans . . . ) 

It. to Goody wiet for laying frank and Horsly . 

It. to Rich. Withington 20" money as p^of what ) 
he laid down to Mr. Flint . . . . ) 
and to him for two load of wood for Sanders ) 
and the widdow Horsly . . . . j 

and to him for what he lent the town in shows j 
to make vp their ace* with the Treasurer . J 

It. to Siluester for a wolf in 74 . . 

It. to Samuell Robinson for Frances left dae . 

It. to Thomas Tolman for Frances * . 

It. to Henery Leadbetter for Franck 5 weeks . 

It. to Mr. Glouer for frank 2 weeks 

It. to Daniell Preston for the bords formerly for '^ 
the Scholhous 6' and for frank 2 weeks 6' and 
for 22 foot of bord for shuts for the Scheie 
hous l'-4 and towards a load of wood for 
horsly 8* , 

and more towards the wood • • . • 



It. more p^ to Tho Dauenport for Carting timber 
for the bell ' 

It. to Timothy Foster besides 2* 9* p* in a former 
rate 

It. to Samuell Paull for his worke at the Swamp 

It. to Lift. Capen p^ by his Sons Samuell and | 
Barnard • j 



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Joshua Atherton • 


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henery Merefeild • 2-6 
lift, holbrooke . .0-8 
John Sanders . .2-0 
John Stanton . .2-0 
JohnPelton . .1-8 
Gamaleel Beaman . 2-0 

payed more • 


Thomas Williams. 
James houghton • 
Isaac how . 
billmgforWoolfe. 
vpon the account of ^ 
money to Richard > 
Withington . .) 

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Made vp the account with Thomas Tolman 22: 11 : 82 of his 

tt • d 

town Rate and he is detter to the towne • . 1.1.2 

[33 1«] An acG^ of James Bird for his p* of the town rate 

yeer77 81-8-0 



Imp. to Mr* Minot 

It. to Nicholas Bolton for the bell • 

It. to Amiell weeks p* of his due for runing the ) 

line at blew hils . . . . . . ) 

It. to Consider Atherton for frances 4 weekes . 
It. to Deacon Blak as Deputie • • • • 

It. to Richard Leeds for Frank 

It. to Srg* Pond for two weeks of franck and 

mending the stocks 

It. to Srg°' Clap for frances 2 weeks and for 2 

load of wood for Sanders and Horsly and to 

him for nails and boards and work about 

meeting hous and stocks .... 
It. to Deacon Blak for frances 2 weeks and to' 

him for wood for Sander and the watch and- 

work at meeting hous and for Carting Daniell 

Elders goods .... 
It. to Nathaell Clap for Carting goods 
It. to Isack Joanes for the Ilk . 
It. to HopstUl Clapp for frank 2 weeks 
It. to Widdow Clap for the lik 
It. to Nicholas Clap for the lik 
It. to Joshua for on load of wood for the watch 
It. to Srg'^* Clap for the lik . . . 
It. to Israeli Euered for a woolf 
It. to Ezra Mos for a wolf 
It. to Jn® Bird for keeping frances 2 weeks 
It. to James Bird for bords for a Coffen 

Horsly and for paper 
It. Widdow Foster the remainder of what she 

should haue had the last yeer of John Bird 
It. to Jn® Trescot for a Coffen for Horsly 
It. to Nathanell Clap for two weeks frank 
It. to Obediah Swift and mother for 6 weeks 

keeping frances formerly 
It. to Thomas Bird two weeks frank. 
It. to William Trescot 2 weeks fi*ank and for 

Carting for Daniell Elders and to him for a 

bord for old meeting hous 
It. to Srg°* wiswell for frances 

[332.] It. to Amiell Weeks for 2 weeks for | 

keeping frances .... 
It. to Widdow Foster for two load of wood for 

the watch brought by Jos. Homes 
It. to Rich. Baker for two weeks frank 
It. to M" Foster for 2 weeks . 



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DOBCHESTEB ToWN BeCX>BBS. N^J^i^ ^ ' 

It. to Widdow Blackman for frank . . . 0-6 

It. to James Foster for frank . . . . 0-6-0 
The Totall of all that JameB Bird haue p* out of ^ 

the p* of towne rat which he was ordered to >• 36-17-8 

pay is . . 3 

and Tho. Tolman haue p* as on the other sid . 28-15-4 

both Sums is . . . . . 65-2-4 

Rest due to the towne 0-16-7 

by James Bird payed as followeth 
Since that account was made more payed to 

Widdow George . . . . . . 0-00-0 

to lift. Capen and for his owne Rate and Burge 1 

and Mason . . . . . . . j 1-13-0 

Debts that can not be gotten widow Longe . 0-4-0 

John Memory 0-4-4 

Thomas Lawrence 0-2-4 

John Wales iu' 0-2-0 

John Beaman . • •• • • • 0-2-6 

Samuel Lawrence 0-2-0 

occup' of henery mares . . . . 0-1-11 

2-11-9 
Constable James Bird hath payed . 39" 9* 5* 
he towne Debter to him . . .815 
this account was made with the Select 

men the 22*: 11: 82: 

[333.] At a meeting of the towne the 27 7 1,680 being legaUy 
called together. 

It was p'posed to the Church and town to p'pos a Comittee for 
to look out for a supply in the minestry vntill it pleas god to 
p'^sent a man whom the Church may thinke meet to Cale to office, 
thos that are p'pounded are the Elder and Deacons and the rest of 
the Selectmen and Richard Baker. It being put to the vote it 
was declared in the Affirmatiue. 

It was further put to the Vote whether the Rate of ninetie pound 
p'mised to Mr. Flint for the whole yeer, be fully made vp to 
M" Flint, the Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

It was further p'posed to the town whether the minesters that 
are p'cuered to help vs should be satisfied out of the weekly Con- 
tribution, and an account therof keept by the Deacons and at the 
end of the yeer such a Sum be aded to the ninetie pound Rate. 
The Vote was in the Aflfermatiue. 

It was further p'posed whether the town would bear the Charges 
of M5 Flints funerall which corns to about ten pounds in money. 
The Vote was Aflfermatiue. 

[334:.] At a meeting of the Select men the 8 No. 1680 John 
Tolman and Jn? Baker came and made vp ther ace* for the 
Contry and Towne rats comitted to them to Colect the Sume of 

the Contry rate is 111-10-7 

the Sum of the town rate is • • • • 23-12-10 

for the yeer 78 — 



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CSmr DociTiiENT No. 9« 



Out of the Town rate p^ by Jn? Tolman. 

Imp to the Widdow Gkorg 

It. to Ezra Clap 

It. to Daued Joanes 

It. to Gamaliell Beaman . . • • 

It. to Roger Belleng for a wolf 

It. to SamueU TopM for work schol hons . 

It. to William Sumner as Deputie 

It. to Widdow Minot . . • • 

It. to Lift. Capen of Seuerall p'sons 

and to him for what was p^ to Thomas Tol- 
man for Jn® Breek .... 
and to him for Sam Pelton . 

It p^ to Ebenezer Clap for what should be re- 
paid to him for his rate 



The totall of what is p* out of the town rate by ) 
Jn® Tolman is ) 

Best due to the Towne 
Desp'at depts on his p* of towne rat is 

James Mott • 

Henery Merrifeild 

Bob' Sanders 

John Sanders p^ his rate • • • • 



Bob* Pelton 8* Tho Pop 8* Bob* Stils !• . 
Soe that Jn® Tolmans ace* of what he haue p* 
out and desp'at depts Considered is 



8- 3-10 
2- 7- 4 
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0- 3- 
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0- 1- 6 



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0- 0- 6 

0- 1- 3 

0- 0- 6 

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0- 2- 4 

11-12- 6 



The Sume of the Contry Bate was 

The Tresurer was to haue 

Desp'at dept on Jn** Bakers 

p* Gamaliell Beaman Jun' 

Jn** Browne — 5* . 

Anthony Hancock • 

Nathan Bradly ... 



111-10-7 
105-8-6 

0- 5-0 

0- 6-0 

0- 6-0 

0- 3-0 

0-19-0 
Becc. for the Town of Jn® Baker in money) 

16'-6insteedof l"-4-9asitwa8intheBate I 1-4-9 

This sume of 16 - 6 is toward 

Jn** Tolmans p* 

look more of this p. 342 
the 13 (1) 8 J Jn® Tolman fineshed the ace* of his Towne rat and 
he is dept' to the towne 8*- 8* which he ingageth himself to pay it 
to the Town or Select men and then he is discharged of the towne 
rate, this 8? 8* is payed and John Tolman is discharged. 
Desp'at Dept on the Contry rat of John Tolman p* 



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Hen Merif eild . 
Jn** Merifeld . 
Lift. Holbrook 



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Rob* Sanders 18* Th« Pope 3' 4* . . ) 

Walter Eueringdon 2' . . . .) 0-6-10 

the 13 1 8^ John Tolman made yp his ace* for the Contry Rate 
and he is discharged therof . 

[335.] The ace* of Jn^ Baker as Constable for the yeer 77 that 
p* which the said JYi** Baker was to Colect of the Towne rate. 
Imp p* to Samuell trescot for frances. 
It. to Nicholas Bolton .... 
It. to Deacon Blake .... 

It. to Srg»* Clap 

It. to Jn** Withington for frank 2 week 

It. to Jn® Baker himself for frank 2 week 

It. to Richard Baker for frank . 

It. moie to Samuell Trescot for frank 

It. to Nicholas Bolton more 

It. to Lift°* Capen p* of what he should haue as 

deputy .... 
It. to Isack Joanes 
It. to Joshua Hinshaw for frank 
It. to Joseph Weeks for goeing to parker 
It. to Samuel Whiting for a woolf 
It. to Israeli Euered p* towards a wolf . 
It. to William Sumner p* as deputie 
It. to Widdow Georg by Jn** Wals his rate 

The totall of what Jn** Baker p* is . 
Desp'at debts on his p* of the rate is 
Frances Bale 
Thomas Leichfeild 
Nathan Bradly . 
Jn® Beamen 
Gamaliell Beaman Sen' 
Gamaliell Beaman Jun' 
Peter Talbut 
Jn*» Wales Jun' . 
Nathanell Osbum 



Jn® Bakers ace* of what is p^ and desp'at is ten 

pound 14-9 
The Totall of both Constable ace* is . 
Rest due from both Constable 
made vp this ace* the 8 9 80. 

Look more of this ace* p. 342. 

[336.] At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (1) 7 ^% 

The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers for that p* of 
the great lots beyond Timothy Foster • ( Samuell Robinson , 

( Tho Trot Sen' 



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Cnr Document No. 9, 



for Captins Neck . • . . 
for the f eild behind Tho. Modesly . 
for the hiU fend . . . 
for the feild behind John Bird 
for the feild behind M' Stoughtons 
for the Neck of land 
for Sup'uisors of the way to Neck . 
for Cleering the Neck • . 



( Rich Leeds 

( John Wales Sen' 

f Elisha Foster 
\ Isack Joanes 

( Srg-^ Clap 

( Joshua Henshaw. 

C James Bird 

( Hepstill Humphry 

{Joseph Leeds 
John Baker 

C Si^»' Wiswell 
( Nehemiah Clap 

(Jn*» Withington 
( James Foster 

( Tho. Bird 

( Nathanell Clap 



And all fences to be made vp by the 25 March 167 f and fence 
Vewers to Vew fence and the Cleerers of the neck to be Vewed 
and Cleered by the 1 Aprill next. 

The same day as an adition to the order about horses as in p. 
182 it is ordered that all the pay for horses taken vp as that order 
expresseth shall goe to the man or men that doe take them vp, and 
if it can be sufflcciently proued that any hors be so vnruly that 
notwithstanding being fettered yet they will break down sufiSiccient 
fence and doe damedg such horses or Mares shall pay duble damedg 

At a publique towne meeting being legally warned the 10 ( 1 ) 79 
or 80 ther was Chosen for a baylif for the yeer ensewing Clement 
Maxfeild. 

The same day the town did by a vote remit the Widdow Euerits 
Second meeting hous rate. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Constables for the yeer En- 
sewing Samuell Capen and James Foster. 

The same day it was Voted that the Scheie hous. shall be re- 
paiered wher it now stands and John [337*] Breck and Timothy 
Tilston to see that it be repaired. 

The same time ther was Chosen M' Mather Rich Baker and Isack 
Joanes to see that the burling place be fenced in with stone wall by 
the last of June next. 

The first of the Second M* 80 It is granted to the widdow Weeks 
libertie to git three thousand of Clobords out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 2 80 It was ordered that 
William Sumner Lif"' Capen and Timothy Tilston shall acquaint 
and wame the Select men of Melton to appoint some men to renew 
the line at the Swamp in Melton which Could not well bee Isuewed 



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DoRCHESTEE TowN Beoobdb. 249 

the last time we ran that line becaus of the wett, the day appointed 
is the 26 Instant Aprill 80. 

At a towne meeting the 18 2 80 ther was Chosen for a deputie 
William Sumner for the whole veer with a reserue of libertie to 
send another deputie for another Sessions if the freemen see meete. 

The same day at the motion of James White to Chang the way 
by his twenty acr lot, ther was appointed Ed Pason Tho Tolman 
Sen' and Richard Withington to take a yew therof and make re- 
port to the towne : the return is on p. 840 

At a meeting of the Select men the 24 April at M' Stoughtons 
hous Haueing Beceaued an order from the Hon"* Countie Court 
requiering the Select men of Dorchester to Nominate and p'sent 
some meet p'son to keepe a publique hous of entertainement, In 
order heerunto the Select men mett together on the 24 Instant and 
appointed William Sumner and Ensigne Eichard Hale to appeare 
in Court and make answer heerunto, that we would Nominate Rich 
Worthington or Ensign Richard Hale if we could p'^uaile with either 
of them to be willing to accept of it and some of vs doe Nominate 
Isack Joanes whos habetation is Very Conuenient« 

The 10 3 80 It is granted to John Pope libertie to git 1400 Clo- 
bords out of the Comon Swamps belonging to Dorchester. 

[338.] At a publique Town meeting the 2*. 4. 80 being legally 
called together It was put to the Vote that wheras ther was granted 
by the Church and towne the 20 4 79 as in p. 307 that Mr. Flint 
should haue on hundred pounds for that yeer, he p'uiding lielp in 
the minestry himself, and some vnderstanding the yeer to end at 
January, and others that it should extend tUl the full yeer com 
about therf ore it is now put to the Vote whether the last jeer should 
end in January, and that Mr. Flint should pay Mr. Minot or 
others out of the hundred pound but vntill January. 

The Vote was in the Aflfermatiue noe man by Vote dissenting. 

The same time It was Voted by the Major Vote that Mr. Flint 
should haue for his labour in preaching this yeer 1680 which end at 
January the Sume of Nintie pounds the one half money and the 
other half Contry pay. 

The same time it was Voted that if M' Minot can be p'cuered to 
preach once a fortnight (his yeer begining in January last and 
end next January) that he should haue twentie pounds half money 
& half other pay. 

The same time ther was Chosen for a Comitte to treat with M'' 
Minot, Mr. Flint Elder Humphry and the p'sent Select men and 
John Breck. A 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14. 4. 80 an order was sent to 
James whit and Timothy Foster sup'uisors of the high ways to ster 
them vp to mind the ways. 

The same day it was granted to Joseph Weeks libertie to git 200 
of Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to Nehemiah Clap libertie to git 
700 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day an order was sent to Roger Belleng Sen' to dis- 
charge the towne of Thomas Fainter or to glue bond to secure the 
towne. 



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250 Cmr DoouMEiirr No. 9. 

granted to Mr. Flint libertie to get 3000 of Clobord oat of the 
Comon Swamps. 

[339.] At a meeting of the freemen the 28 July 1680 ther 
was chosen Roger Bellang Sen' for a Comissioner for the Contrj 
rate. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 Sep. 80 

The same day it was granted to Israeli How libertie to git 2100 
of Clobord besids his former 4 load, also libertie to git 4 or 5 load 
of wood out of the 500 acrs p'oided he fale none but take of what 
is downe. 

The same day it was granted to James Barbor, liberti[e] to git 
100 of railes and some posts out of the 500 acrs. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 Nouember 1680 

It was granted to Daued Joanes libertie to git 200 of railes out 
of the 500 acrs. 

Md the Widdow euered Came to the Select men the same day and 
demanded 40 shillings for 4 wolues of which she haue receaued of 
Jn® Baker 6* and of the Widdow Smith q' 4' also she haue had on 
ace* with Isack Joans 4' which must also be p^ to him, and if James 
Bird doe demand anything, she would haue that p^ to him, and the 
rest the Select men doe order that she should haue a bill to the 
tenants of the Schole land to discharg it. 

M** it is ordered that Six and twentie shilling shall be p* her by 
Srg* EUice. 

The same day an acc^ was made with Jn** Tolman and Jn** 
Baker of the towne Bate yeer 80 as in p. 334 335 and the Contry 
Rate in p' 

At a meeting of the Select men the 15 Nouem 80 

The same day the Select men tooke an ace* of Thomas Tolman 
and James Bird for the Six Rats and 3 Rates and towne rate for 
the yeer 77 as in p. 328 329 330 331 

The same day Ensign Richard Hale requested for three or fower 
load of Clobord or Shingle and some timber to repaier his bame, 
and it was granted. 

At a generall towne meeting the 6 10 80 At the Motion of John 
Withington Constable for the yeer 75 it was granted that Peter 
Talbuts Contry rate and Jn** Sanders Contry rate (the same rate) 
should be remitted. 

The same time it was granted to the Widdow Gill (at the mo- 
tion of Roger Belleng) Ubertie to git 4 trees on the Comons be- 
yond the blew hils towards the repaieration of her mill. 

The same time it was granted to Roger Sumner, libertie to git 
3 or 4 trees of Pin or Cedar to make bords out of the Swamp 
beyond the blew hils. 

[340.] The same time was chosen for Select men. Lift. 
Capen Deacon Blake William Sumner Ensign Richard Hale Srg. 
Samuell Clap 

for Record' Lift. Capen 

for Raters Srgnt Wiswell Jn® Breck Samuell Robinson 

Sup'uisors Ezra Clap Elisha Foster. 

The same day a retume was made by the Comitte appointed to 
Veiw and take notice of the motion of James Whit which is as fol- 
eth as in p. 337. 



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DoBCHfflSTEB Town Begobds. 251 

Wee who wear appointed by the assembly mett together the 13 
2 80 and sent to Vew and returne o' ap'hentions about the request 
of bro' James Whit Concerning the alteration of the way, haue 
Vewed it, and doe Judg that if the way that now is made vse of 
into the woods be stated wher now it is for euer then it seems but 
reasonable to be granted, but if the towne way must be between 
Rocksbery and Dorchesti^r, then that the way be as it was to 
to which we subscrib o' names that we^r sent and we did this the 
17 2 80 

a postscript 

on this Condition the old way that now leads into the 
This retorne woods be recorded and that both White and his heirs 
is on file, make the way pasable for euer, and this of bro' Whits 
be recorded in the towne book 

Tho. Tolman Sen' . 

V^ The mark of Ed Pason 

Rich Withington 

The same day at the motion of Lift"* Capen and William Sum- 
ner (feffees for the Scheie land and minestry land) that they may 
be dismissed of that work and others Chosen in ther roome, the 
towne granted their request, and made Choice of Timothy Tilston 
and John Breck to be f effees in their steed to take ace' of what is 
past and to transact for the town for the time to com, not disa- 
nulling any former Contract which haue been made, and wheras 
at the same time William Trescot made motion to be dismissed of his 
Contract, the towne made Choice of Daniell Preston Sen' and Henry 
Leadbetter to be added for that motion, and all to confer together 
and njake report to the towne what they Judg of his motion. 

[34:1.] At a meeting of the Select men the 13 10 80 John 
Breck desiered libertie to git a sute of Masts and yards for a 
Vessell which he haue vndertaken to build in this towne in some 
Swamp about puncapag. the Select men granted his request, he 
glueing Satisfaction according as the Select men shall Judg meete 
when they call for it. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 17 10 80 vppon Occasion, It 
was ordered that Orders should be sent to to the Raters to make a 
rate for the minestry to M' Flint, and expences on the minesters 
that haue and shall help vs to the end of December, and for f une- 
rall expences to the Sume of one hundered and twelue pound of 
which Sixtie seauen pound in money the rest in Contry pay. 
Also a Rate for the towne and Scbole and M' Minots help in 
preaching this yeer past to the Sume of Seauenty three pounds of 
which a theird p* to be in money, the rest in Contry pay. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 (11) 80 
The same day James Whit tithing man made Complaint of Rob 
Stiles and his f amely liueing Idly. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 22 (11) 80 vpon occasion 
this returne was drawn vp to send to the Court 

Wheras the Hon'* Court in December last ordered that the 
Select men of Dorchester doe p'sent to the next Court some meet 
p'son that is both able and willing to keepe a hous of publik enter- 



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City Document No. 9. 



The warrant 
is on file. 



tainment under a penalty Thes are to certefie to the Hon'''* Court, 
that we the Select men of Dorchester, haue not been neglectiue 
heerin, but we cannot find such a p*son to be willing, whom we 
Judg fitt, but the widdow George is willing, and is a Comodated 
for such an employ, and if the Court pleas to alow her libertie for 
one yeer more to keep an hous of publik entertainment : William 
Sumner who is one of our Select men, will Engage for one yeer to 
doe the best he can to inspect into the Gouerment of the house if 
he be impowered soe to doe by the Hon'* Court 
22 11 80 John Capen 

William Sumner 
Rich Hale 
James Blake 
Samuell Clap 

[342.] from p. 334 

The 14 12 80 Jn** Baker as Constable for the yeer 78 Came to the 
Select men to make vp his ace' of the Contry rate that he was to 
Colect Viz his p' which Came to . . . (^0-5-7 

of which p** to the Treasuerer money 32^ 12 - 8 *) 

which being drawn vp into Rat pay which ads > 

a third p' more maks ) 

Also it was alowed to him for John Masons') 

goeing to Boston for Memrys Childrens Nurs j 

and Samell Trescots hors and Cart for all 

is alowed in money — and 4" in steed of 6' 

rate pay — 

and he p** in money 1' insteed of 

which maks all euen for his p' of the Contry 

rate. 



'I 



48-19 

0- 4-0 
1-7 



his p' of the Towne Rate the Sum is 

of which he haue p* and in desp'at dept as in p. ) 

334 j 

Rest due to Ballance 
the which he is ordered to pay Lift Capen 12' 

and John Baker is discharged of his p* of 

town rate. 

[Page 343. blank.] 

[344. ] The Town Dept' to Lift. Jn? Capen. 

Imp. the ballance of the ace' the last yeer as in 
p. 312 313 the Sume of .... 

It. dl to Isack Joanes 2 bis of my Corne towards 
the towns dept to him besids 18 bis he had of 
the Corne that Came from the tenants of Schole 
land as in my book p. 97 will appeare . 

It. for Recording the yeer 80 . 

It. for a load of wood for the watch neuer yet ) 
Counted but seeing others haue it . j 

It. for Expences of Select men 



11- 8-1 

10 - 14 - 9 

0-13-4 



7-14-0 

0- 6-0 

1- 0-0 
0- 4-6 
0- 5-0 

9-09-6 



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253 



Made vp this ace* with the Select men thel 
14 12 80 and due to balance the Sume of fower V 
pounds Sixteen shillings and three pence ) 

[345.] The Towne Cred' from Lift. Capen . 
Imp. by 4 bis of wheat which was brought from \ 

Ellice of Deadham as in p. 97 . . j 

It. Recc. if Israeli Hils goods Viz a Chesell and ) 

other Smale things . . . . j 

It. Recc. by Constable Hop Clap my owne towne ) 

rate . j 

It. of the widdow Batten by Widdow Weeks 

It. of my Son John his rate .... 

It., of James Barbor 

It. of Phillip Demonzaday 

It. of William Chaplin 

M^ thes 3 last the Constable p^ me him self in 
mone}' abating the theird p*. 
It. Recc. a hid from Henry Glouer 
It. Recc. of Jn** Farington as p' of his rent 3 bis 

of Coine 

It. Recc. Jn® Masons Town Rate for the yeer 77 

James bird being Constable ... 

and of him Goodman Burge his rate for th3 

same yeer 

It. Recc. the ballance of Jn® Withingtons ace' as 

in p. 104 

It. Recc. of Jn® Farrington 2 bl. Come as p' of ' 

his rent , 



) 



4-13-3 
4-16-3 

1- 0-0 
0- 1-6 

0-11-1 

0- 1-4 

0- 3-0 

0- 1-6 

0- 1-1 

0- 1-1 



0-14-9 
0- 9-0 

0- 3-0 

0-13-6 

0- 6-5 

0- 6-0 

4-13-3 



[346.] The ace* of Samuell Capen as Constabl for the yeer 
1680 of the town rate Comitted to him his p* amounting to 
38-6-4. The whol Rate being . . . 73-8-7 



Imp. to Mr. James Minot in money 

and to him in Contry pay 

It. to Nathan Bradly 

It. to Tim Tilston for work at Scholhous 

It. to Daued Joanes for Wading 

It. to Rich. Euens for Wading 

It. to Samuell Capen for Wading 

It for keeping Frank at Sam Capen a month 

It. to barnard Capen for 2 weeks 

It. p** the Widdow Smith for Widdow Euered 

It. to Clement Maxfeild for Franke 

It. to Hen. Leadbetter for runing a line 

It. to Samuell Paul for what was left by Jn® 

Tolman 

It. p* to Elic Wood for Jn® Hunting of Deadham '' 

for a wolf 



9-15-0 
10- 1-6 
2- 5 [] 
0- 4-0 
0- 1-0 
0- 1-0 
0- 1-0 

- 6-0 

0- 3-0 

- 4-0 

1- 8-8 
0- 2-6 

0- 7-1 
0-10-0 



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Cmr Document No. 9. 



It. p^ to Ensigne Hale for expences • 
and to him for the pound • • • 

It. p"^ to Danell Elder 8 bl of Come . 

It. laid out for a marking Iron for the measuers ^ ^ 
in money 

It. p^ to Jn^ Breck for bords for the Schole hous ' 
in money > 

It. p* to Elic wood in money . . . , 

It. p* in money towards Danell Elders Cow 

It. p* to Widdow Georg of which money 2»- 6 



It. p* to William Sumner 



It. p* to M' Minot p' 



Breck 



order to him and John ) 



looke more of this Town ace* p. 354 

his p*^of the rate made for W. Turner was Six pound 

44 
It. p"^ of this to Thomas Modesly • • • . 



0- 5-0 
0- 2-5 
0- 9-0 

0- 1-6 

0- 9-0 

0- 3-4 

15-0 

0-16-5 

1-18-2 

2- 9-3 

82-19-8 



2-18 1 



[347.] An acct of James Foster as Constable for the yeer 1S80 

of his p' of the town rate Comited to him to Colect amounting to 

the whol rate being 78 - 18 ^ 7 

Imp. to Mathias puffer for 2 wolues . . . 1-0-0 

It. to Richard Leeds for frank • • • . 0-13-2 

It. to Srg* Clap 0-5-0 

It. toNathan Bradly 0-14-0 

It. William Sumner in ordinary pay . . . 1-16-9 

It. to M' Minot in ordenary pay • • . . 13-0-0 

It. to M' Minot in money 0-0-0 

It. for carieng the measures and pay for sealing . 0.-2-6 

It. more to William Sumner as deputy . . . 4-9-3 

It. more to M' Minot in ordenary pay . . . 3-0-0 

It. to M' Minot in money 10-10-0 

It. more to Nathan Bradley for Bmging the bell . 0-8-7 

[348.] At a meeting of the Select men 14 12 80 

It was then Concluded that Nathan Bradly should haue 4" a yeer 
for the work he is appointed to doe as in p. 819. 

The same day Daniell Preston Sen' assigned oner the deede of 
the land he bought of Samuell Rigbe for the vse of the Schole 
being the legacy of Chiistopher Gibson and left the deed to be 
Coppied out into the town book. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constabls for the yeer 80 
should pay out of the Contry rate 3* 4* money to Ellice Wood, 
being rated formerly both heer and at Deadham. 

The same day Granted to Jn® Blackman libertie to git 3 or 4 
trees out of the 500 acrs. 

The same time granted to Timothy Foster libertie to git a 
thousand of Clobord and ten thousand of Shingle out of the 
Comon Swamps 

At a ginerall meeting of the freemen the 8 of March 80 81 ther 
was Chosen for Deputie for the whole yeer Ensewing William Sum- 
ner alsoe he was Chosen to Cany the Vots to boston* 



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255 



The same day ther was Chosen for Constabls John Pason and 
John Wales Sen'. 

The same time the towne did by Vote desier Elder Humphry to 
Cattechiz the youth and Children that he should call to him when 
and wher he should appoint. 

The same day the Comittee that was appointed to confer with 
WilUam Trescot about his petition to leaue the minestry land, of 
which he took a leas, they made report by word of mouth that if 
the towne would give WiUiam Trescot fiue pound besids the rent 
due from William Trescot which was as they said twentie two pounds 
then they should haue the building that was vpon it, only William 
Trescot should haue libertie to [349.] take off twentie Cords of 
wood, this retume being put to the Vote the towne did by their 
Vote accept of it, and William Trescot is discharged of it. 

The same day also the Comitte made retume which p* of the 
Swamp at Melton they had asigned to Dorchester for the minestry 
Viz the westerly end for Dorchester and the Easterly end for 
Melton. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 (1) 80 81 ther was 
Chosen for fence Vewers 
for that p* of the great lots beyond Timothy ( Samuell Robinson 

Foster j Israeli How. 



for Captins Neck 



for the f eild behind Tho Modesly 



for the hill feild 



for the feild behind John Birds 



for the feild behind M' Stoughton 



for sup'uisors of the Way to the Neck 



for Cleering the Neck 



(John Breck * 
( Joseph Leeds 

f Joseph Weeks 
I Thomas Modesly 



( Isack Joans 
Joshua Henshaw 



t 



( Obediah Haws 
\ John Blackman 

C Rich Leeds 
( Richard Baker 

f Srg"** Wiswell 
I Thomas Bird. 

( Isack Joans 
( Rich Mather 



And all fences to be made vp by the 25 March 1681 and fence 
Vewers to Vew f enoe and the Cleerers of the Neck to be Vewed 
and Cleered by the first of aprill next. 

The same day it is ordered that the«former Order Concerning Eare 
marking of hors kind and bringing in the Number of horses stand 
in force as in page 278. 

The same day an addition was made to the order regulating of 
Swine Viz wheras ther was an order made by the Select men the 



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256 City Document No. 9. 

11 12 79 regulating of Swine as in page 311, It is Ordered that 
that order stand in force, with this Variation, that Wheras ther 
weer (in that order) men appointed to look after the execution 
therof , and finding by experience that such men haue Neglected 
their duty therein. Now it is ordered that any p'son that finds Hogs 
or piggs contrary to that order, he may execut that order vpon such 
Swine, and take the fine ther exprest [350.] and in Case of trespas 
to haue duble damedg, and the select men doe Engag to assist to 
the vtmost of their power, and if any refus to make due satisfac- 
tion, the names of the p'sons soe refusing, shall be transmitted to 
Clement Maxfeild, who is appointed baylif in this Case, who shall 
haue Warrant from the Select men to Make distreine. 

The same day ther weer Chosen for tithing men for the yeer 
Ensewing 

John Bird Samuell Hix Incres Sumner 

Nathauiell Clap Tho. Trot Sen' Samuell Toplif 

Thomas Modesly Jn** Tolman Ralf Houghton. 

Henery Garnesy Roger Belleng 
Joseph Leeds Barnard Capen 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 (2) 81 

At the request of Tho Swift Sen' of Melton and Ezra Clap of 
Dorchester. It is granted to them a libertie to Catch fish at Na- 
ponsott bplow the mill, and to make a stage for this yeer, p'uided 
that they doe not any way Obstruct or hender the anchent Cart 
way ouer the Riuer, which lys between the Mill and the timber 
bridg nor the Way leading to the Mill, between the Riuer and the 
barne that now is ther on the vpland. 

The Slime day it was granted to William Blake (who is a p'pri- 
etor) libertie to git 1400 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps for 
his own vse. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (4) 81 

It was ordered that an order should be sent to Samuell Rigbe to 
order him to Come to som of the Select men within Six days after 
the date heerof and giue securetie for the man that he entertains 
at his hous or elce to expect the Constable to come and take by 
distres the fine of 3" 4** p* week for euery weeks entertainment of 
him since he came to his hous. 

The same day ther was granted to Hopestill and Isack Hum- 
phry libertie to gitt 2100 of Clobords out of the Comon Swamps, 
p*uided they git them within fower months time from the date 
heerof and then to returne the note to the select men againe. 

[351.] The same day Joseph Weeks Came to the Select men 
and desiered libertie to take a nurst Child of one M' Steuens of 
Boston, Answer was returned that though the man ma^' be suffic- 
cient, yet becaus it may not be a p'^sedent vnto others he was 
ordered to appoint the man to guie some thing vnder his hand to 
some one of the Select men to secure the towne. 

The same day the Select men appointed William Sumner and 
Deacon Blake to enquier after a Schole M' 

The 10*'' of August 81 at*a meeting of the freemen being Called 
together, Ralfe Houghton was Chosen Comissioner for the make- 
ing the Contry Rate. 



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DOBGHESTER ToWN BeGORDS. 257 

At a meeting of the Select men the 19 7 81 

The same time Ensigne Hale was desiered and appointed to 
enquier after a Schole Master, which some say ther may be one 
at bridg water. 

The same day it was ordered that notice should be giuen to 
Robt. Stiles, that he dispos of one of his Sons by the next meeting 
of the Select men which will be in Nouember, elce the Select men 
must doe it as the Court haue ordered. 

The same day it was granted to Thomas Trot Jun' libertie to 
gitt 1400 off Clobord in the Common Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 (9) 81 It was left to 
Lift"* Capen William Sumner and Srg'^ Clap to Confer with Bro' 
Pason about disposing of Robt. Stils boy vnto him If he be willing 
and to make report to the rest of the Select men. 

The same day it was granted to the widdow Wodsworth libertie 
to gitt one and twentie hundred of Cloboi'd out of the Comon 
Swamps belonging to Dorchester, and to retume the note againe by 
the 25 March next. 

The same day it was granted to Samuoll Capen libertie to gitt 
Seuen hundred of Clobord. 

The same day returne was made by Constable Pason of Rob* 
Stils answer to the Select men which is on fiUe. 

[353.] The same day it was granted to Deacon Blake libertie 
for one and twentie hundred of Clobord — 

The same day it was granted to Samuell Hale libertie for fower- 
teen hundred of Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to Ensigne Hale and William Blake 
Sen' of melton libertie to take some trees that haue been formerly 
fallen and lys vpon the Commons beyond the blew hils. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 5 of December 1681 after the 
directory was read. 

In Referance to the supply in the Minestry, It was p* posed to 
the towne whether they would be willing to allow Mr. Dan forth one 
hundred pounds by the yeer, he taking the worke wholly vpon him 
the one half in money and the other half in Contry pay the yeer 
beginnmg the first of January next. 

The Vote was in the affermatiue 
Nemo Contradictione 

Alsoe the same day it was p*posed to the towne whether they 
would haue a place purchased for to build or buj^ an hous for the 
minestry and to remaine from time to time for that vse and not 
to be alienated or disposed off any other way. 

The Vote was in the afermatiue. 

The same day it was Voted that Mr. Stoughton Richard Baker 
Richard Withington and John Breck should be a Comittee to look 
out and treat with p'sons about such a thing and to accquaint the 
towne with p'possessions at the next towne meeting or if need 
requier to call the towne together to accquaint them what is likly to 
be don. 

The same day it was Voted that the Select men are empowered 
to looke out and to agree with a Scholmaster at the best termes 
that they can p'cuer one. 



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258 Cut Doouhent No. 9. 

The same day ther was Choaen for Select men. 

( Deacon Blake 



/ [353.] Select men for the yeer 82 



Srg"* Clap 
William Sumner 
Lift"* Capen 
^Ensigne Hale 
for Record' Deacon Biake 
( Srg^ Pond 
for Raters ] Srg^ Wiswell and 
(John Bre<^ 



The same day Thomas Leichfeild p'sented a petition to bane lib- 
erty to sell his wiues hous and ground the petition is on fill : The 
town by a Vote determined that it should be. left to the Select men 
for to Consider and determin the matter : The petition is on file. 

The 12: day of the 10*** moneth (81) in Answere to the petition 
of Thomas Leichfield the Select men doe order that the land that 
was given to the Widow Long shall not be sould nor alienated to 
any person or persons whatsoeuer Either by him or any of his suc- 
cessors without the Consent of the select men of Dorchester or there 
sucsessors from tyme to tyme neither doe the select men that now 
are Consent that the sayed Leichfeild should sel the land to any 
person whatsoeuer vntUI he doe first ataine the Consent of his wife 
therin ; 

At a meeting of the select men the : 12 : 10 : 81 : it was ap- 
pointed that there should be a Rate made for the minister of 60" 
pounds money for the yeer : 81 : 

The same day it was agreed by the select men that Robert Stiles 
his Eldest son should be put out as an apprentice to Edward 
Pason. 

these may Satisfie anney whom it may Consam thatt the present 
Selectmen of Dorchester Doe giue Free Consent that the Land that 
was Giuen to the wid Long as in page 267 the said Land may Bee 
sould to Ephef rom Houerd or ony other whome the Selectmen shall 
approue of this (7) Day of June 1703 

Robert Sbarle 
Towne Clarke. 



[354.] p* of the ace* of Samuell Capen as Constable yeer 80 
from p 346. 

More p* to M' Minot besids what was formerly ) 0-15-0 

p* in money ) - - 

M' Minot sent a receipt . i. • . . 

It. p^ to M"" Minot more in Contry pay and he ) q « o ^ 

gaue a discharg j " " 

It. more p^ to William Sumner • . . . 1-2-3 

It. p"^ to Lift"* Capen in Come . . . . 0-4-6 

and to him in 2 bl. barley to Widdow Smith . o - 8 - 



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DoBCHBSTEB TowN Becobds. 259 

It. due to me for what I p^ for Roger Belleng^ 

Rates which should be p* to Capt Clap ply by [■ - 19 - 7 

Joshua Henshaw •••«•) 
It. p* more to my father in Come . . • 0-3-0 

and to my father for Samuel Toplif . . 

and more to him in ^ bis barly 



0,- 6- 
0- 8- 


9 



7-16- 
82 - 19 - 


4 
8 



and in p. 846 

and Remitted out of the town Rate • • • 40-16-0 
Isack How 0-4-10 

WiddowPelton 0-4- 9 

SamuellHUl 0-1- 8 

Henry Merif eild 0-4-4 



0-15-7 0-15-7 

Remitted on the town rate and on W. Turner rat 0-9-3 



42 - 0-10 



Morep^ to Tho Modsly and remitted out of) 

William Turner Rat . * . • ) 2-18-1 

Isaek How 0-1-0 

WiddowPelton 0-1-2 

Robt Stanton 0-1-0 

Henry Merryf eild . .* . . . 0-0-4 

Samuell Chandler 0-0-6 

Jn^Plum 0-0-3 

Jn* Sanderg . 0-0-3 

Samuell Pelton • 0-0-10 

Tho. Pope 0-0-3 

Rob*Stils . . . . . . . 0-0-3 

Buck and Chamberlen . . . • • 0-0-6 

RichEuens . . . . • . . 0-0-8 

Tho. Dauenport . . . . . . 0-2-0 

Jn« Pelton • 0-0-3 

0- 9- 3 

M* the towne Rate of his p* to gather Comes to . 38 - 6 - 4 

and William Turners p* of his rate . . . 6-4-4 

TotaU 44-10- 8 

the Constable is Creddit' as aboue • • • 44-18-11 



Due to Samuell Capen this 13 9 82 • . . 0-8-3 
and he is hereby discharged 

[366«] At a meeting of the select men the 9 : 11 : 81 : there 
was liberty granted to Samuel Maxf eild to get 4 or : 5 : loads of 
timber out of the : 500 : acres and 300 : of Railes : allso there was 
liberty granted him to get ; 1400 ; of Cloueboord out of the Comon 
Swamps. 

The same day the Raters made a Retume of a Rate for the min- 
estry for the yeare past. 

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The same day there was liberty granted to Dauid Joanes to get: 
1400: of Cloueboord. 

The same day it was agreed by the select men that there shonld 
be notice giuen to the Constable to warne a towne meeting on the 
16 : day of this instant : 

The : 16 : 11 : 81 : At a generall towne meeting it was passed by 
a Vote that there should be a towne Bate made of : 40" : 

The same day at the Request of John Browne the select men doe 
free him from all Town Rates Excepting only such Rates as shall 
be made for the mlnestry : p'uided the towne be at no chaises 
towards the maintenance of his father or mother Except it be in 
case of sicknes or any Extraordenary Exigent ; but in ease the 
Constable doe Require of him his country Rates he shall then be 
allowed the same out of the towne Rates. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the : 13 : 12 : 81 : then there was 
liberty granted to preserued Capen to get: 200: of Railes and 
some postes in the : 500 : acres ; 

The same day it was agreed that Robert Sanders should hane 
one Load of Wood. 

The same day there was liberty granted to Richard Withington 
to get one thousand of Cloueboord or 3000 : of shindels. 

28 : 12 : 81 : order was giuen by the Select men to the Constable 
to demand a penalty according to the towne order of John Spare 
James Robinson and Robert Stilles for Entertaineng of inmates. 
The: 16: day of the 12*»»: mo: 81: A towne 

Rate deliuered to the Constable to Colect : which u ■ d 

was 40-9- 8 

[356.] A Towne Rate Comited to Constable John Wales and 
John Pay son consisting of 40" - 9' - 8* in the yeare : 81 : to be 
Colected by them ; 

And the account giuen by the Constables of the towne Rate is as 
foUoweth 

Inprim. payed to Nathan Bradley as part of what \ » ■ d 

is due to him for his worke at the meeting > 00-17- 11 

house 3 

It. to Nicholas Boulton for Expences . . . 03-00-00 

It. to William Trescote as part of that which is 1 os - l<i Ol 

due to him from the towne . . . f " 

It. to William Sumner as deputy being part of | O'i - 1ft 11 

what is due to him for the yeare 80 : and 81 : j 

It. to William Deane for killing a Woolfe • . 00-10-00 

It. for Warding 00-03-00 

It. to Thomas Andrewes for keeping of francis . 00-04-04 

It. to Samuel Clap for wood to sanders . • 00-06-06 

It. to Desire Clap for keeping of francis . . 00 - 02 - 05 

It. to Isaack Joanes in part of what is due to ) (\(\ ha a« 

him from the towne | uu - U4 - ub 

It. to Rodger Billing for two laders for the 1 01-02-09 

meeting house J 

It. to lift. Capen as part of what is due to him ) ^^ - ^ - - 

for Record' f ^^ - 1^ - ^ 



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Dorchester Town Beoorbs. 261 

It. to James Blake Sen' as part of what is due '^ 

to him for Expences in the yeare : 79 : and for > 00-06-08 

timber for the bridg at Roxbury brooke . J 
It. to John Brown he being free from all towne 1 00-01-02 

xcates •••••••I 

It. to Elisha Foster to p'cure weights for a ) oi - 00 - 00 

towne standard j ~ 

It. to Robert Sanders one bushel , of Corne . . 00-03-00 
It. payed to the select men 20' money . . . 01-00-00 
It. discounted with him for Rates that can not be ^ 

gotten 

widow Cheny 4* : 2** : John Pelton : 1" samuel ' 

Rise : !■ • . .... 

payed by Constable Wales 20-00-04 

Constable John Pasons account of that part of"^ 

the towne Rate collected by him : payed to >• 03 - 02 - 01 

Nathan Bradley j 

It. for kiUing of f oure woolues . . . . 02-00-00 
It. to Ensigne halP for wood to Nathan Bradley ) 

and to francis Ball for new makeing the pound > 01-17-04 

and carting timber for the Cage . . ) 
It. to Timothy Foster for to p'cure weights for 1 01 * 00 -00 

the towne j 

[35 7 .] It. for keeping of francis . . . 02 - 1 2 - 00 

It. for Warding 00-03-00 

It. to William Ryall for building the Cage . . 04 16 - 00 
It. to lift. Capen as part of what is due him for ") 

Recording and for Runeng the line betwene [■ 00-10-02 

the 400 Acres and Vose his f arme . . j 
It. to William Sumner in part of what is due to f 03-02-05 

him as deputy j 

It. to Widow George for Expences for the Raters 00 - 05 - 00 

It. for Daniel Preston for killing a woolfe and) qq 13-00 

for francis ...... j "" 

It. to Samuel Paul 00-03-00 

It. discounted with him for Rates that can not ") 

begotten: Robert Stanton: 3" 8*: henery [■ 00-06-04 

merefeild 1" 8* and John Sanders 1' . j 

payed by Constable Pason . . .... 20-09-04 

by both Constables the towne Rate fully payed . 40 - 09 - 08 



The same day the Constables gaue an account of a 
quarter part of a single Countary Rate which 

was Comitted to them to Collect the Rate was . 09-02-09 

treasurers Warrant 08-02-06 

Remaineth to the towne 01-00-03 

payed to the select men : money . . . . 00-15-00 



^ This name has been heretofore in these records written Hale, but it is beyond doubt 
that the name is now called Hall. — W. H. W. 



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the remainder which is : 5' : 3^ : 
Remitted vpon aooount of desperate Debts ; And 
the Constables are discharged • • . • 



809-02-09 



[358.] February the : 11 : 1688 : Timothy Foster and Nehe- 
miah Clap Consta, gaae an account to the select men of the seoerall 
Rates that were Comitted to them to Collect : 



A schools Rate in the yeare : 82 : which is money 
payed by the Constables to M' Deneson money . 

the remainder of this Rate to the select men 
A Rate for the vse of the towne one fourth part ) 

of it money j 

payed by Constable Clap. 



to M' Glouer in money 

to nicfaolas Boulton money • • • • i 

to Capt. Capen money • . • . . 

to John Trescote and the select men vpon * the "J 

balance of an account aboute house Roome > 

for francke j 

to Nicolas Boulton Country pay • 

to Nathan Bradley for Ringing the bell 

to Capt. Capen 

to Deacon Blake as part of what is due to him 

to Serg* Wiswel for Runeng lines . 

to £nsigne Clap vpon the same account 

to Nathaneel Clap for francke & Runeng lines 

to hopstill Clap for lines .... 

to John Trescote for francke 

to John Guile for killing a woolfe 

to William Nahaton for killing a woolfe 

to William Sumner as deputy . . . 

to James Bird as part of what is due to him 

By Constable Timothy Foster payed to Natiian ) 

Bradley J 

to M' Glouer for schoolemasters diet . 

more to M' Glouer money . . . . , 

to Timothy Tilstone for Kuneng lines . 

■ d 

to Samuel Capen 2-6 

John Brecke 6-0 

henery Leadbetter 8-0 

Ebenezer Withington 3-0 

John Minot 6-0 

Samuel Robinson 6-0 

Obediah hawes 2-0 



all those for 
Runeng lines the 
whole sum is 



1 



To Jphn payson for his labor in takeng account i 
of Comon Lands Rateable ... J 
to Ensigns hall for a load of wood for sanders • 



1 • « 

20-5-4 

20- 0- 



1-18-7 



01-00-00 
00-18-06 
00-03-07 

00-01-06 

02-01-02 
00-18-02 
01-17-00 
02-04-10 
00-05-00 
00-04-06 
00-15-00 
00-02-00 
00-01-04 
00-10-00 
00-10-00 
01-01-03 
01-02-00 

03-09-08 

05-10-00 
04-00-00 
00-02-06 



01-07-06 



00-05-00 
00-05-00 



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[359.] to the widow George for intcrtaine* \ 

ment of Raters J 00-OC-OO 

to Robert Mamuntauge for a woulfes head • . 00-05-00 

to samuel Somner for a debt due to him. . . 00-01-08 

Debts that cannot be gotten • . 01-14-01 

toJohnTolman . . . . 00-01-04 

to Tunothy Tilstone . • . . 00-05-06 

for woolues heads • . . . 00-12-00 
A* rate for building a house for the • 

minestry which is . . . ) 104 - 14 - 1 1 
paid of this Rate by Constable 

Foster to Isaack Ryall . . j 54-02-06 

by Nehemiah Clap to John Bricke 20 - 00 - 00 

to Isaak Ryall 07-10-00 

to Timothy Tillstone . . • 07-00-00 

Constable Foster's account see more in p : 371 : 
[360.] fence vewers for the yeare : 1662 : "| Thomas Trott Sen' 
for that part of the great lots . > and 

beyound Timothy Fosters . . j Henery Roberts, 
for Capt. necke • . . ) Ensigne hall and 

) John Wales 
For the feild behind Thomas modsleys serg* Clap and Isaac 

Joanes 
For the hill feild Joshua henshaw and the occup' of M" Flintes. 
for the feild behind John Birds ) Thomas Andrewes 

J James Bird 
for the feild behindM' Stoughtons ) henery Garnesey 

3 aud Amiel Weekes 
At a meeting of the selectmen of the 13 : 1 : 8^ : there was ap- 
pointed for tithing men for the yeare Ensueng ; 

Hopstill humfrey 
Hopstill Clap 
Joseph Weekes 
Isaac Joanes 
Samuel Trescot 
Daniel Preston iun' 
Thomas Tolman iun' 
Roger Billinge 
Ebenezar Withington 
Israel How 
William Ryall 
petter Lyon 
Desire clap 
serg* Wiswel 
The same day there was chosen sup'visers for the necke way 
John Withington and James Foster. 

The same day Jacob huens and Joshua henshaw were appointed 
to cleare the necke : and the necke is to be cleared by the first of 
aprill : 

The same day there were men appointed to Run the bounds be- 
tweene townes as foloweth ; 

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For the line betweene Milton and Dor- *) rp. ^^v_ T^iafr^n^ 
Chester from the outside of the last : [ Aimomy lustone 
6 : deuissions towards the blew hils ) ^*™"®^ ^^P®^ 

for the line betweene Dorchester ^ Sergt Wiswel 
and Dedham . • . >■ Nathaneel Clap 

) and John Bricke. 
For the lines Round aboute ) Henerev Leadbetter 
Punkapauge the Indian [ ^^"®^®y ^Ii?^ I! 
plantation^ . . . (Ebenezar Withmgton 

For the line betweene brantree") j , itr* /^f 
and Dorchester from the tope I i!r!!,fr«^L«c^« 
of the blew hiUs towards the f tT t w^ 
patent line .... J John Tolman 

[361.] For the line betweene the 400 | j^.^ ^ 

Acres and the meadow of V wniior^ Qn,«rin^ 
Robert Voses farme. . j ^^^^'^^ ^^"'"^^ 

For the line betweene Roxbury ") Serg* Clap 
and Dorchester . . . > Obediah Hawes 

) hopstill Clap. 

The same day there was Chosen | John Withington 
sup'visers for the necke way ) James Foster 

The same day there were men"^ 

chosen to cleare the necke ! Jacob Huens and 
and the necke is to be Cleared | Joshua Henshaw 
by the first of Aprill by . J 



At a general towne meeting the 14 : 1 : 82 : M' Timothy Mathers 
Request was granted for liberty to hang vp a gate at the Corner of 
John Minots pasture in the great lots. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that the Comittee 
chosen for to p'uide an accomadation for the minestry should pur- 
chase that house and orchard which was formerly Richard Dauis 
with a littell peece of meadow which lyeth on the other side of the 
way if it may be obtained for sixty pound. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that there should be a 
Rate made of the same Sum that was made for M' Danforth for 
his labour in the minestry the yeare past : for to purchase the 
house and land aboue mentioned ; 

The same day Timothy Foster and Elisha Foster were Chosen 
Constables : 

The same day Deacon James Blake was chosen deputy for the 
whole yeare. 

The last day of march : 82 : there was deliuered to Constable 
Elisha Foster and his partner three Rates to Collect. 

A Rate f or the schoole 20-5-4 

A Rate for the Country which is for the agents ") 

Consisting of half e a singel Country Rate j 18-07-11 

A Rate for the vse of the towne which is to ) 

purchase accomodations for the minestry j 60-9-7 

At a meeting of the selectmen the 10 : 2 : 82 : liftCapen William 
Sumnei and Timothy Tilstone were appointed to ioyne with bran- 



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tree men to Run the line betweene brantree and Dorchester, from 
milton bounds to the sea : 

[362.] The same day James Bird was appointed superviser 
in the Roome of Elisha Foster : 

The same day the select men agreed with Thomas Modsley to 
make and mainetaine a sufficient fence against the burieng place 
for seuen yeares and to keepe it vp all the tyme and then to leaue 
a sufficient fence at the end of the terme And the fence which he 
is to make and mainetaine is all that which was his p'portion and 
and he is to haue ten shillinges for his labor and liberty for to get 
post and Railes out the 500 acres for to do^ the one half e of the 
fence 

Aprill : 82 : the Widow George had the ap'bation of the select 
men to keepe ordenary for this yeare p'uided that John Bricke doe 
ingage for her that it shall be performed and keept as the law directs ; 
22 : 3 : 82 it was passed by a Vote of the Church that there should 
be a Rate made of ten pounds and that Each one shdlild pay in 
there p'portions to the deacons on the 2* day of June next and if 
that be not sufficient to discharg what is layed out for the ordena- 
tion then to be made vp by p' portion afterward. 

Weights are p'uided by Constable Elisha Foster; for to be a 
standard for the towne according as the law Requireth ; by which 
all other weights are to be sized and sealed ; diners of which are 
bell fashoned viz : one 56 : one 28 : one 14 : one 7 : one 4 : one 
2 : the Rest are flat weights and are one pound : one halfe pound : 
one quarter: one eight part: one ounce: as allso one halfe 
ounce: one quarter of an ounce: one eight: one 16 part of an 
ounce : 

These were all deliuered to William Pond the : 23 : 3 : 82 : 

At a meeting of the select men the: 12: 4: 82: it was then 
agreed by the select men that a warrant should be sent to the Con- 
stable to require a penalty according to the towne order of those 
that did Entertaine inmates without glueing bonds for the townes 
security ; 

The same day there was liberty granted to William Ryall to get 
2500 : of Cloueboards in the Comon swamps. 

The same day was granted to Philip Withington liberty to get 
Rangeng timber for a dwelling house in the Commons beyound the 
blew hills; 

The same same day Elder Humfrey M' Mather James White 
and Jacob Huens were appointed a Comittee by the select men 
to find out a high way in the most Conuenient [363 •] place from 
the Country high way that goeth through .the Eight acre lots to the 
high way that lyeth betweene Roxbury and Dorchester ; 
the 13: 9 : 82 : this Comittee make a Returne of what they haue 
done and it is Consented to bj^ the select men : there Returne is 
vpon file. 

At a meeting of the select men the: 11: 7: 82: there was, 
liberty granted to James White to get 1400 of Cloueboards in the 
cedar swamps ; 

The same day William Danforth was called before the selec- 
men and was admonished by them to forbeare frequenting ordena- 



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ryes and to set himselfe in a way of Constant Employment in 
some lawful! Calling ; 

23 : 8 : 82 : At a generall towne meeting Nehemiah Clap was 
Chosen Constable in the steed and Roome of Elisha Foster to doe 
that worke which he should haue done. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that there should be a 
house built and finished for the ministry by the : 29**" day of Sep- 
tember next; 

the same day it was put to the Vote whether they would chuse a 
Comittee to agi*e with a workeman to build sayed house and finish 
it: the Vote was in the afirmatiue ; 

the Comittee Chosen at the same tyme ; was *) Isaac Joanes 

[Timothy Tilstone 
J John Bricke 

At a generall towne meeting the 4* day of December 1682: 
after the directory was Read ; it was put to the vote whether there 
should be a schoole master hired for an other yeare ; the vote was in 
the atfirmatiue. 

the same day it was put to the vote whether they would appoint 
some set dayes for the bringeng in and receiueing of that part of 
the minesters salery which is to be payed in Country pay and that 
there be thre dayes in the yeare appointed for that purpose Viz : the 
first Muttday and the third Monday in february and the first Mun- 
day in March : 
the vote was in the afirmatiue 
The same day there was Chosen for select men 
James Hlake : Record' 
Serg* Wiswell 
Serg» Clap 
Timothy Tilstone 
Ensigne Hall 
I William Pond 
Raters < Samuel Robinson 

( John Bricke 
o . ( Samuel TopliflPe 

Supervisers jjoshua Henshaw. 

[364.] The same day it was put to the vote that whosoeuer 
should be chosen to take an account of the minesters salery should 
atend vpon that worke on the dayes that are appointed C to take 
an account of what shall be then brought in and by whome and 
allso Returne the names of those that are defectiue vnto the 
select men ; who shall forthwith ishue out a warrant to the 
Constable to take it by distress or otherwise : 

the vote was in the affirmatiue 

The same day it was passed by a vote that there should be a 
Collector anualy Chosen ; 

The same day James Blake sen' was chosen Collector for one 
yeare : 

11 : 10 : 82 At a meeting of the select men order giuen to the 
Raters to make three Rates : — 

A Rate for' the minester of one hundred pound the one halfe of 
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A Bate of one hundred poandB for building a house for the 
minestry to be payed in money. 

A Rate of thirty two pounds for the vse of the towne and to 
pay for the schoole masters dyet : a fourth part money 

The same day Joseph Weekes had liberty granted for to take 
two or three trees by Roxbjjry line ; 

12 : 1 : 83 : liberty granted to Timothy Tilstons to get timber 
in the Commons beyound the blew hills : to build a bame 

[365.] 18 -^ 1 - 83: At a generall towne meeting James 
Blake sen' was Chosen Deputy for the whole yeare ; the same day 
at the Request of M" Poole for liberty to set her orchard fence a 
little nearer to the high way ; there was Chosen for a Comittee 
William Sumner Richard Leeds and John Wales se' to veiw the 
place and to determine where the fence should stand : 

The same day Nathaneel Glouer and Joseph Leeds were Chosen 
Constables for the yeare Ensueng : 

fence veiwers appointed by the select men for the yeare :• 83 : -— 



for Cap^ necke John Brecke 

' Thomas Modsley 
John Capen 
Isaac Joanes 
Serg* Clap 
' John Bird 
John Blackeman 



for the feild behind Thomas Modsleys 

for the hill feild 

for the feild behind John Birds 

for the feild behind M' stoughtons . 

for the feild behind M' Mathers 

for that part of the great lots beyound Tim- 1 
othy Fosters . . • • • 



John Baker 
Richard Leeds 
M' Mather 
William Trescote 
Samuel Robinson 
Israel How 



Tithing men appointed by the select men for the yeare : 88 : — 

Jacob huens 
William Trescote 
John Capen in' 
John Wales sen' 
John Baker 
Samuel Hix • 
John Tolman ; 
Roger Billing sen' 
Samuel Capen 
John Pason 
James White 
Clement Maxf eild 
Obediah Hawes 
James Foster ; 

12 : 1 : 83 : the select men granted liberty to Robert Stanton to 
get 1400 : of Cloueboord in the Common swamps ; 

The same day an order giuen to Constable W^les to forbeare 
the getting of Richard Mathers Rate to the Minestry for the yeare : 
81 : vntill further order from the select men : 



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all fences to be made suflScient by the : 25 : day of march : 

men appointed to Cleare the neck : . . { gS^^^^herf 

suD'vizera for the necke wav i nathaneel Clap and 

sup vizers ror tne necKe way • . . ^ Richard Mather. 

The same day granted to Thomas ^odsley liberty to get one 
load of timber in the 500 Acres ; 

[366.] At a meeting of the select men the : 1 1 : 4 : 83 : at the 
Request of Samuel Williames in the behalfe of some of Rentham for 
the hire of meadow : it was granted that they should haue the benefit 
of that meadow according as is Expressed in the agreement made 
with them in writing : which is vpon file ; 

The same day there was liberty granted to Timothy Tilstone to 
get 200 of Cedar Cloueboord in the Comones : 

July : 27 : 83 At a generalltowne meeting it was passed by a 
vote that there should fc« a barne built for the minestry of twenty 
foot square : 

At the same time there was a Comittee Chosen for to agree with 
a Workman to doe it : the Comittee was Cap' Capen Samuel Paul 
and John Breake : 

18 : 6 : 83 : At a meeting of the select men it was agreed that 
order should bee giuen to the Raters to make a Rate of 100^ for a 
house for the minestry. 

10 : 10 : 83 : At a meeting of the select men it was agreed that 
order should be giuen to the Raters to make a Rate for the mines- 
try of 100^ : and a Rate of 60^ : for the vse of the towne 

13: 11 : 83: Daniel Eldars came to the select men and re- 
quested that the land giuen him by the towne might be Recorded : 

the same day there was liberty granted to Joseph Weekes to get 
timber in the Commones to groundsel his house 

10 : 1 : 84 : the select men granted liberty to James Bird to 
get a : 100 : of Railes and 50 postes in the 500 : Acres 

[367.] At a generall towne meeting December the 3* : 1683 : 
Towne oficers Chosen 



Select men 

lift. Hall 
Ensigne Clap 
James Blake 
Enoch Wiswell 
Timothy Tilstone 



Raters 

William Pond 
Samuel Robenson 
John Brecke 



Saper Viseni 

Hopstill Clap 
Bernard Capen 



The same day it was passed by a vote that the select men shall 
haue full power to hire a school master for the yeare Ensueng : 

The same day there was Chosen for 
Collector Cap' Capen 

Recorder James Blake 

The same day at the request of Joseph Weekes there was a Co- 
mittee Chosen to veiw a little peice of land (which he desird the 
grant of) and to make there Returne to the towne the men Chosen 
was Elder Humfrey and Isaac Joanes : 

The same day it was passed by a vote with Reference to the 



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schoole land which is granted by the generall Court in leiw of 
Tomsons island that the worshipful! M' stoughton Enoch wis- 
well and John Brecke would looke after and take Care for the lay- 
eng of it out : 

The same day it was passed by a vot6 that Timothy Foster should 
Collect the Remainder of those Bates that were Comited to Nehe- 
miah Clap to Collect. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that the select men should 
haue liberty to Raise or leuie such Rates as will discharge the towne 
debtes 

the same day it passed by a yote that the select men should 
Consider of some way for the layeng out of the land beyound the 
blew hills so as might be for the townes aduantage : 

The same day Capt. Capen Richard Baker and John Brecke 
were Chosen to setle the fence p'portioneable betweene Isaac Joanes 
and thp minestry land : 

March : 11 : 84 at a generall towne meeting at the Request of 
John Trescote for liberty to set vp a saw mill there was a Comit- 
tee Chosen to Veiw the place and it was left to them to determine 
as they se Cause p'uided he take in none as partners with him 
that are not inhabetants of this towne : the Comittee Chosen was 
Capt. Capen M' Mather and Henery Leadbetter : who were allso 
to veiw the land that he did Request for : by the Riuer side for to 
accomadate that worke : and to determine aboute it : 

The same day at the Request of John Trescote it was granted 
that he should haue liberty to set vp a shop at the West end of his 
dwelling house and for his Conueniecy they did grant him a little 
peice of land which the shop now standeth vpon. 

[368.] The same day it was passed by a vote that Ensigne 
Clap and Joseph Weekes should haue a litle parcel of land at the 
End of their home lotes as it was layed out by the Comittee Chosen 
for that worke : which was : Elder Humfrey and Isaac Joanes. 
forCap'.necke .... f Daniell Preston sen 



for the f eild behind Thomas Modsleys 



for the hUl f eild 



for the feild behind John Birds 
for the feild behind M' Stoughtons 

for the feild behind M' Mathers . • 

for that part of the great lots beyound 
Timothy Fosters .... 

Tithing men for the yeare :. 84 : 



I Joseph Leeds 
Obediah swift 
Joseph weekes 
Ensigne Clap 
John Gamesey 

^ ' James Bird 
Obediah hawes 
Richard Baker 
Amiel Weekes 
Serg'Pond 

I Ebenezer Williams 
Thomas Trot Se' 
Beniamen Leeds 



John Bird 
Thomas Modsley 
William Pond 
Isaac Joanes 



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Samaell Trescote 
John Breck 
Timothy Foster 
Thomas Peirce 
Ebenezar Wittrington 
Samael Robenson 
Increase Sumner 
Charles Danenport 
John Trescote 
John Withington 
all fences to be made suficient by the 25 day of March : -^ 

The men appointed to Cleare the necke | £pj^tm Cl^^^^ 

the necke is to be Cleared by the first day of Aprill 

suD'visers for the necke wav I *^^^^ Withington 

sup visers lor me nccKe way . . | Richard Mather 

Nathan Bradley is appointed to looke iifter swine that they be 
yoked and ringed as the law derects. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that the fence aboute the 
minestry land adioyneng to the house should be made vp and set 
in Repaire at the towne Charges : 

[369.] The same day the towne did by a vote manefest there 
acceptance of what the Comittee had done in deuiding the fence 
betweene the land of Isaac Joanes and the minestry land ; 

The same day the Committee for the meeting house gaue vp theire 
account of what was Comitted to them and theire account was 
accepted and they are dischai^ed : 

The same day there was a liberty granted to John Wales to Cleare 
the Creeke by his house for his oWne benefit p'uided he doeth no 
damag to high wayes nor no other Conserne : the same day it was 
passed by a vote that a swampe which lyeth in milton and is part 
of the minestry land should be soald by Capt* Capen and the 
Comittee: 
the same day 

Henery Leadbetter "j were Chosen to take Velw of all the Comon 
John Minot Land beyound the blue hills that is within the 

Samuel Robinson ( towneshipe of Dorchester : in order to the lay- 
Ebenezar Billinge J eng of it out : and make Report to the towne : 
The same day 

Capt Capen and William Sumner were appointed a Comittee to 
Veiw a peice of ground which John Gamesey desireth to haue 
libertie to set a bame on : 
The same day 

W'U* m^umner ^^^^ Chosen a Comittee to looke out and take 

T ^* *\r II ^notice where there is oi may be a nesessity of 

eiu a > j^.gj^ ^ayes for the vse and benefitt of the towne 

laS TopUffe J ^"^^ ^ ""^'^^ '""''^ ^^^^^ ' 

The same day at the Request of Mathias Puffer it is granted that 
he should haue two thirds of his Rates to the minestry abated 

The same day William Sumner was Chosen deputy for the yeare 
Ensueng : 



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DOBGHESTEB ToWN RECORDS. 271 

The same day £beiiezar Williames and Bernard Capen were 
Chosen Constables ; 

Dor : 15 : march : 8f : wee whose names are subscribed being ap- 
pointed by the towne of dorchester to veiw a place vpon Naponset 
Riuer aboue the house of Daniel Eldars at the litle Island in the 
Riuer to set a sawmill vpon ; with aboute : 40 ; Rod in length by 
the Riuers side to make a trench for the water of the Riuer to come 
to the mill and aboute halfe an acre of land against the Island 
[370. ] to lay there timber vpon : wee see no Cause to deny there 
Request p'uided theire damme be not so high as to preiudis the mills 
below by stoping the water aboue : and vpon Condission the person 
petitioneng goe on with the designe to Erect a saw mill vpon 
these Condissoins wee grant theire Request as iudging it not preiu- 
diciall to the towne. 

JoBN Capen sen' 
Timothy Mather sen' 
Henert Leadbetter 
This is a true Coppy as 

attests James Blake Record' 

Receiued March 16*** 1684*: from Ebenezar Williams and Ber- 
nard Capen the summe of seuenteene pounds Eleuen shillings and 
Eight pence in money in full of Dorchester in behalf e of my master 
m' James Russell treasurer 

I say Receiued p' William Welsteed Jun' : 

Receiued December 22* : 1685 : from Ebenezar Williams and 
Bernard Capen the summe of thirty three pounds in money and 
the same summe in Countiy pay being in full of two Rates for the 
towne of Dorchester for the last yeare 

I say Receud : p' James Russell late treasurer. 

[37 1.] Constable Fosters account of A Country 
Rate which is . 108-09-06 

[372.] An account of the Rates that were 
Comited to Nathaneel Glouer and Joseph Leeds i , a 

Constables for the yeare 1683 : A schoole Rate 26 - 18 - 1 1 

payed by Joseph Leeds to M' Deneson money . 12-00-00 

payed by M-" Glouer to M' Deneson . . . 09-00-00 

and to himself e for M*" Denesons diet . . - 06-00-00 

abatements for Rates that Can not be gotten 
• d 

John Browne 0-8 

Waching Atherton 1-6 

John Sanders 1-6 

Thomas plum 0-6 

Walter Eueringden 1-4 

payd to Widow Georg 0-6 

The Constables aboue mentioned debter to the 
towne vpon the account of this schoole Rate 

9 : 9 : 85: Receiued of M' Glouer : in money 00-08-00 



Totall of what 
is payed 26-06-00 



00-12-11 



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A Rate for building Comitted to the same Con- ^ ' « 

stables to Collect which is to be payed in money 110 -16-10 

Constable Leeds his part is 44-04-04 

payed to the Comittee and the select men • . 48 - OG - 08 
Abatements for Rates that can not be gotten 

John Weekes 5-0 

Widow Farington 1 -(p 

John Browne 2-6 

Nathaneel Lyon 2-6 

Richard Mather ouer Rated 5-0 
hudsones f arme 9-6 

Rate short of the sum 8*2 

the whole sum of these abatments • • • 01-13-08 

• d 

to Ensigne Clap 6 6 00-06-06 

to the select men 01-00-00 

abated the Widow Battens Rate . . . . 00-02-06 
and so Constable Leeds hath payed the whole of 

his part of this Rate and hee is discharged by 

the select men : 9 : 12 : 84 : — 
[373.] Nathaneel Glouers part of the Rate payed 

to Isaake Ryall or the Comittee . . . 51-00-04 

payed to the select men 01-02-00 

to Isaak Ryall 02-18-03 

abated to widow George : .2-6 
Joseph hoppen . . .2-6 
henery meref eild . .2-6 
Robert stanton ... 2 - 6 

Item payed to the Comitee . . . . . 01-00-00 

to the selectmen 02-08-00 

abated John Browns Rate 00-02-06 

and payed to the select men . . . . 00-17-06 

Mr Glouer hath payed the whole of, his part which 59-17-03 
and the Constable is discharged by the select men 

9: 12: 84: 

Account of a towne rate in the yeare : 83 Co- 1 which is 

mitted to the same Constables to Colect : j 60-04-10 

payed by Constable Leeds to Widow Boulton 02 - 13 - 00 

to Ensigne Clap for intertainement 00 - 05 - 00 

to Nathan Bradley for Ringing the bell . . 01-05-01 

to William Sumner as deputy formerly due . . 01 - 15 - 06 

to Capt Capen 00-11-03 

to M"" Deneson for his last quarter teaching : ) 

money ) 04-00-00 

to John Trescote money 01-01-01 

to Ensigne Clap for wood : & Corn to John ) 

Pelton j 00-12-06 

to Richard Baker money 00-10-00 

to Deacon Blake as part of what is due to him ) 

as deputy in the yeare : 82 and 83 . . j 07 - 1 1 - 09 

abated for Rates that Can not be gotten . . 00 - 03 - 1 1 

• d 

Thomas hoppen 1-8 wilUam Trescote . . 00-04-03 



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Joseph hopen 1 - 4 to John Felton . • . 00-03-00 

John Weekes 1-4 

to widow Clap for Joshua Sanders . . . 01-00-00 

to Deacon Blake as deputy 01-11-06 

to Nathan Bradley 00-02-11 

[374.] to Deacon Blake • . . . 00-17-03 
to Thomas Modsley for fencing at the burieng ) 

place .J 00-05-09 

to William Trescote ...... 04-05 

the whole sum payed by Joseph Leeds is . . 24-18-09 

of this sum payed in money . . . . 06-09-10 

Joseph Leeds Debter to the town . . . 03-14-04 
8 : 12 : 1685: Joseph Leeds gave an account to^ 

the select men of the Rates that were Comitted I q^ . OO - 07 

to him to Collect : and he is Debter vi)on the | 

account of the towne Rate ... J 

and vpon the account of the building Rate, money 00-09-06 
but as for that part of the minesters Rate that is Comitted to him 

he hath giuen no account ; of it ; 14 : 12 : 168^ Joseph Leeds 

pay** the full of his towne rate, being . . 02-00-07 
and likewise is discharged his ministry hows rate 

An account of what Constable Nathaneel Glouer hath payed of 
this towne Rate : 

to William Sumner as deputy . . . . 05-11-05 

to John Lewes for a woolfes head . . . 00-10-00 

to James Bird 01-14-00 

to Nathan Bradley 02-06-01 

to leiut. hall for wood to John Pelton and for ) 

which he layed out for glase for the Meeting >• 00 - 08 - 06, 

house 3 

to Timothy Foster . , . . . . 00-05-00. 

to John Brecke . 00-06-00 

Serg'Tilstone 00-02-00. 

William Nahaton for wouelues . . . . 01-00-00 

to Nathaneel Glouer for schoole masters diet . 06-10-10* 

to Deacon Blake 01-10-02 

John Trescote money 00-03-00? 

to M"" Deneson money 03-10—00 

to Nathaneel Glouer money . . . . 01-00-00 

to John Minott for a woolfe 00-10-^0^ 

abatement for Rates that can not be gotten . . 00-11-02 

to Deacon Blake 00-16-04 

to lift, hall 00- 02 -00 

[376.] Nathanel Glouer payed of this Rate . 26-16-06 

of which sum 5 payed in money . . . . 05-00 — 00 

M' Glouer debter to the towne . . . . 05-09-00 

1 

of which sum 1 is to be payed money . . . 01-00-00 

which Constable Glouer payed to Joseph Leeds this account made 

by the Constables with the select men : December the 15*** : 1684 

the 9*^" of Nouember M' Glouer payed by order of the select men^ta 



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Timothy Foster money : 5 : to Nathan Bradley money : 8 to Dan- 

■ • ' 

iel Eldars money : 6 : and money : 1 to the select men to Capt. 

• d lad 

Capen : 2 2 in Country pay : which is 1 - 12 - 2 in Country pay : 

■ 
to left hall money 5. 

these may Satisfie any whome it may Consame that the present 
Selectmen of Dorchester att the Requeste of henry Straight of 
Greenwich in the Colony of Rhode Island who married with mary 
Long Daughter of mary Long Formerly widow But Since Called 
mary Litchfield Latly dececed Doe giue Free Consent vnto the 
said Henry Straight and mary his wife that the Land that was 
Giuen to the widdow Long her mother as in page 267 may be sould 
by them to Ephraim Howard of Dorchester or anny other whom the 
Select men shall approue of 7 June 1703 

By order of the Select men 
BoBERTT Seable towuc Clark 

[376.] An account of the Rates that were Comitted to the 
Constabes to Colect in the yeare : 1684 : Ebenezar Williames and 
Bernard Capen : 

A Rate for the schoole . • . . 

Bernard Capen his part .... 
payed to ]Vr John Williames schoole master 

to Thomas Barret 

to John Brecke . 

to the select men 

payed of the same Rate by Ebenezar Williams to | 
M' Danforth for M"^ Williams board . . ) 
to Thomas Barret for sanders .... 
toM'. Williams . . . . . 
abatements for that which can not be had ) 

widow Laurence ) 

John Weekes 

Obediah hawes being Rated twice in this Rate 
to the select men 



1 ■ d 

35 - 04 - 06 

18-17-02 
16 - 00 - 00 
02 - 00 - 00 
00 - 03 - 00 

00 - 14 - 00 

10 - 10 - 00 

01 - 05 - 00 
04 - 00 - 00 

00 - 00 - 10 

00 - 01 - 00 
00 - 04 - 05 
00 - 06 - 00 

35 _ 04 - 04 



A towne Rate Comitted to the same 

bles to Collect .... 
Constable Capen payed to leiut. hall 
to Nathan Bradley 
to Timothy Tilstone for Entertainement 
to Isaake Ryall for the barne 
to John Brecke for the Raters 
to Samuel hix . . 
to John Minot . . • • 
to William Sumner • 
to William Sumner 



Consta* ) 



24 - 10 - 00 
00 - 06 - 01 
04 - 00 - 00 
00 - 12 - 00 
04 - 00 - 00 
00 - 06 - 00 
00 - 15 - 00 
00 - 07 - 04 
02-07-11 
00 - 07 - 10 

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275 



Constable Williams payed of the same Rate to 
for Entertainement 
to Enoch Wiswell for the same 
to William Trescote . 
to Isaake Joanes 
to James Blake Sen' • 
to James Bird 
to William Sumner 
to mathias puffer for an woulfes h^ad 
to henery White . 
abated : Thomas Williams : 7*-: John Weekes : 7* 
for a woulues head in part of what is due • 



Ensigne Clapp 
00 - 11 - 00 
00 - 12 - 00 
00 - 06 - 06 
00 - 04 - 00 
04 - 04 - 02 
00-05- 00 
04 - 08 - 04 
00 - 04 - 06 
00 - 02 - 03 
00 - 01 - 02 
00 - 08 - 02 

11-07- 1 



U 9 d 

the Constables haue payed of this towne Rate 24 - 09 - 03 

and they are discharged : by the Select men : 4 : 10 : 85 : 

[377 •] At a generall Towne meeting the first day of the 
10^ : mo : 1684 it was put to the vote wheSier there should be a 
Rate made for to pay the Charge of tryeing our title to the land 
which is taken vp in f armes by seuerall men : within the towne- 
shipe of Dorchester : 

the vote was in the afirmatiue. 

The same day it was passed by a TOte that henery White 
(because of his Remote liueing from the meeting) should be free 
from payeing to the minestry by way of Rate for the yeare 
insueng and vntill the towne see Cause to allter it : 

The same day Capt. Capen William Sumner Timothy Tilstone 
and John Brecke were Chosen a Comittee to setle the boundes 
betweene the minestry land and Thomas Vose his f arme. 
The same day towne officeres Chosen. 
Ensigne Clap 
Leiut Hall 
Recorder Deacon Blake ") 

Serg* Wiswel V these Select men 
William Sumner ) 
the same day there was chosen for Raters 
William Pond ^ 
Samuel Paul > these Raters 
John Brecke j 

The same day Deacon Blake was Chosen Colecter for the yeare 
1684: 

The same day it was put to the vote whether purgatory swampe 
should be deuided to the ancient p'prietors and there sucsessors : 

the vote was in the affimatiue 

The same day an account was giuen by the Colector of the Rate 
that was made for M' Danforths salery in the yeare 1682 : and M' 

Danforth is payed the Exact sum of 100 : 50 : in money and 50 : in 
Country pay as doth apeare by his Receipt bearing date the 26 : 
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Timothy Tilst5 

Increase 

Sumner 



The Colector is discharged. 

[378.] the :26 : 11 : 84 : at themeeting of the andent p'prietors 
and there successors 

John Minott ) were Chosen for a Committee to take a 

Samuel Robinson >• veiw of purgatory swamp and get an artice 
and John Withington ) to take 

a plote of it in order to the diuiding of it ; the same day it was 
passed by a vote that all the p'prietors should pay theire p'portion 
for the layeng of it out ; ^ 

At a meeting of the select men : 10 : 12 : 84 : men appointed to 
Run the lines betweene the townes as f olloweth : 
betweene mUton and Dorchester from the outside 
of the last six deuissions towards the blue hills : 
and allso the line betweene brantre and Dorches- 
ter from milton boundes to the sea 

'\ John Brecke 
for the line betweene Dorchester and Dedham > James Foster 

) Robert Spurr iun' 
for the line between brJEintree and Dorchester 1 Ezra Clap 
from the top of the blue hills towards the pa- v John Tolman 
tent line ) Thomas Trott iun' 

1 Obediah hawes 
for the line betweene Roxbury and Dorchester V John Capen iun' 

J John Blakeman 

the same day the select men agreed with John Minott to pay vnto 

■ 
him : 30 : for woulues heads which is to bee payed annualy in his 
towne Rates ; 
payed of the abouesayed summe in the yeare : 84 : by Bernard 

• d 

Capen Constable ; 7 : 4 : 

for the lines aboute the Indian plaDitation Ebenezar Withington 

Samuel hall. 

At a meeting of the select men the : 9 : 1 : 85 : men appointed 
for to veiw fences 
forCap'necke >lifthaU 



for the feild behind Thomas Modsleys • 

f or the hiU feUd 

for the feild 'behinde John Burds . 
for the feild behind Rich. Leeds . 

for the feild behind M' MatEes 

for that part of the great lotes from Timothy '[ 
Tilstons to Thomas Tolman sen' . 

[379.] from Thomas Tolmans to the Riuer 

And all fences to be made sufficient by the 25 day of march : 






John Brecke 
Thomas Modsley 
John Capen iu' 

' [ Isaack Joanes 

I hopestill humfrey 

' John Bird 
John Blackman 
Joseph Leeds 
John Baker 
William Trescote 

" Joseph Ma**' 

' Timothy Tilstone 
John Tolman 
Thomas Tilstone 
and Israeli How : 



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Dorchester Towk Records. 277 

The same day there was appomted for tithing men : for theyeare 
1685: 

Jacob huen 
Joseph Weekes 
William Trescot 
John Wales 
Joseph Leedes 
Nathaneel Glouer 
Timothy Tilstone 
Rodger Billinge 
Samuel Capen 
Thomas Trot sen' 
Edward Pason 
Clement Maxfeild 
John Garnesey 
James Blake iun' . 

super visors for ) Nathaneel Clap 
the necke way ) James Bird 

the men apointed ) Thomas Modslev 
to Cleare the ^ t u o1 , ^^^^^ 
n ck f John Blackeman 

and the necke to be Cleared by the 16 day of Aprill : 
The same day there was liberty granted to Daniel £llen to get 

1400 : of Clouebord in the Cedar swamps. 
At a generall towne meeting the 10^ : of the first moneth 1685 — 
William Sumner was Chosen Deputy for the yeare ensueng — 
for Constables hopstill humfrey and Ebenezar Withington 



the same day there was men Chosen to act by 
themselues or by an aturney in the behalf e of 
the towne to try our title to the land that is 
taken vp in f armes ; the men Chosen are 



' Cap* Capen 
henery Leadbetter 
Timothy Tilstone 
John Brecke 
John Minott 



super viBers for the highwayes { JS^ Dauenport 

The same day there was men Chosen to take notice where there 
is or may be a nesessity of high wayes for the vse and benefite of 
the towne and to make report thereof to the towne — 

the men Chosen : are the select men ; Cap* Capen ; Timothy 
Tilstone; Samuel Paul; John Brecke; accordingly they had a 
meeting on the : 6 : 2 : 85 : and haueing veiwed and taken notice 
of what they were betrusted with : doe make our Returne : that for 
the suply of high wayes wee think nessesary that the parelel line 
betweene the first and second Range be left open throughout and 
allso that the paralell line betweene the second and third [380*] 
Range be left open : Except those that haue fenced in any part 
therof Can satisfy the towne for it : Wee allso iudge it nessesary that 
there should be a high way layed out ; from the Country high way 
by Widow Wiets : to the twenty acre lotes : and a high way from 
Robert Searles his house; by Elder humfrey his land vnto the 
Country high way that lyeth betweene Roxbury and Dorchester ; 
William Sumner, lift. Hall, and James Blake being appointed a 

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278 CiTT Document No. 9. 

Comittee to lay out a high way to the fresh marsh : Doe make their 
Returne as foUoweth : on the : 6 : day of aprill : 1685 : we layed 
out a way : we begane at the northeast Corner of Richard Withing- 
tons marsh and there marked a white oake tree ; and from thence 
marked seuerall trees ; vntill we came to a stake in the parelell 
line ; with a heape of stones aboute it ; and from thence alonge by 
the old way through Isaak Joanes his lote vntill wee Come to a 
brooke ; and so through Daniel Frestons lote in the old way vn- 
till we Come to the corner of Richard Withingtons fence : by Robert 
searles the way is to be two Rods wide to ly on the west and north 
west side of those trees that are marked : 

Anno : 1684 Deacon Blake Collector ; Receiued of the Rate made 
for the vse of the minestry of Dorchester for the yeare one thousand 
six hundred eighty and foure the full summe of fourty nine pounds 
three shillinges and a penny in new English money or other wise to 
my content. A&^allso forty and nine pounds three shillings and a 
penny in Country pay or the value thereof to Content : as allso 
foure and thirty Shillings worth of Iron of Elder Withingtons gift 
to the minestry of Dorchester ; which Came from Taunton in the 
yeare one thousand six hundred eighty and flue : so that the Totall 
summe delliuered to me and Receiued by me is an hundred pounds 

Receiued by mee John Danforth 

Dated this 15**^: of february: 1685. 

Entered and Examined and Compared with the originall which 
is on file ; by mee James blake Recorder 

[38 1-] 7 : 10 : 168rj : At a generall towne meeting the towne 
oficers then Chosen were as foloweth : 



Raters 

William Pond 
Samuel Paul 
Samuel Topliffe 



Capt Capen ; Colector 
James Blake Recorder 



Select meo 

Ensigne Clap 
James Blake 
Enoch Wiswel 
lift hall 
John Hrecke 

11 : 11 : 1685 : At a meeting of the select men at the house of 
Samuel hix : Timothy Foster was apointed by the select men to get 
what is due to the towne vpon account of the Rates that were 
Committed to Nehemah Clap to collect ; 

the same day ther^ was liberty granted John Trescote to take 
some Cedar trees in the Common swamps for his owne use p'uided 
he take none but what is all Ready fallen ; 

the same day John Brecke and Timothy Foster were apointed 
by the select men to ioyne ishues with hudsons farmer : in a Course 
of law ; in the behalf e of the towne for the Recouery of Rates ; 

the same day henery Leadbetter samuel paul and samuel Top- 
liffe were appointed (by the select men) a Comittee to lay out a 
high way of two Rods wide from the house of Joshua henshaw to 
the highway that leadeth from Naponset mill towards Dedham ; 
And Obediah Hawes John Tolman and John Withington to lay 
out a high way from the Country Rode by Widow Wyets house and 
so from thence so far as the twenty acre lotes ; 

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DoRCHESTEB TowN Keoobds. 279 

that the order made aboute high wayes and super visers should be 
Recorded 

the same day there were fence Veiwers appointed by the select 
men 

for the feild behind Thomas Modsleyes | Joge^jf ^^ekes 

fortWfeUdvponthehiU ... {^S^^^ 

for the feUd behind John Birds . . I ^t"®^ ^f**, 

Thomas Andrewes 

[382.] for the feild behind Richard Leedes j jam'S^S?^^ 

tor the feild behind ^Mathers . . {SL^'wMames 

for that part of the greate lotes from Timothy ( Samuel Paul 
Tilstones to Thomas Tolmans . . ( Timothy Foster 

from Thomas Tolmans to the Riuer . j Thomas Trott sen^ 

( Samuel Kobenson 

all fences to be made sufficient according to the towne order by 
by the : 25 : day of march ; and all Common feUdes to be Cleared 
by the : 16*^ : day of aprill ; 

the men apointed to Cleare the necke . {^t'rd nXr 

super visers for the necke way . . {J^^s Foster^ 

all swine are to be Ringed according to law, and to be yoked ac- 
cording to the towne order ; from the 15"^ : day of aprill vntill the 
15"": day of October next Ensueng; 

the same day were men apointed to Run the line betweene ded- 
ham and Dorchester ; and betweene Wrentham and Dorchester ; 

the men apoioted for that worke is . j t>^ ^ liMi- 

theirEeturneisvponme; . . . (S^SfSter 

Whereas wee see by long Experience that those persones that 
doe at any tyme keepe sheepe on the Commons they haue Receiued 
great loss and damag by Reason of the Rames goeing at liberty 
amongest the flocke all the yeare ; for the preuenting whereof ; 

[383,] At a generall towne meeting the 9*^ 1"' : mo : 168| 

Daniel Preston iu' ) ^, d^ 4. ^.^ 

Preserued Capen } ^^'^ ^^^'^^ Constables 

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Clement Maxfeild 1 

John Capen iu' >- were Chosen supervisers of the highwayes 

John Tolman ) 

The same day it put to the vote whether they would apoint a 
Committee to lay out for M' Stoughton 50 acres of land in some 
Conuenient place in the : 500 : acres vpon Condission M' Stoughton 
glue and asure to the towne his Right in the : 400 : acres that was 
layed out for the minestry ; and aUso all his Right in the fiue hun- 
dred acres ; 

The vote was in the af ermatiue : 

the Committee Chosen to lay out this land 



Lieut hall 
Obediah hawes 
JohnWithingto] 



.1 



the same day William Sumner was chosen deputy for the year 
Ensueng. 

the same day it was passed by a vote that all the Common land 
on this side punquepaug should be layed out in lotes by proportion 
to Each man according to what Right they have theire. 

The same day : John Capen iu' : John Bird and Joseph Weekes 
were Chosen a Committee to lay out a little land to Ebenezar Wil- 
liams not Exeding two or three foote p'uided it be not preiudiciall 
to the towne. 

the same day 
Ebenezar Billing '^ were Chosen a Committee to agree with an 
Thomas Holman > artist' to take a plot of the Common land in 
Henery Leadbetter ) order vnto the deuiding of it ; 

12 : 2 : 86 : at a meeting of the select men their was liberty 
granted to henery leadbetter to get : 3 : or : 4 : hundred of Cedar 
cloueboards in the Common swampes : the same day liberty granted 
to Ammiel Weekes to get: 300: railes: and: 2800: of Cedar 
Cloueboard : the same day liberty granted to leit Hall to get : 400 : 
of Cedar Railes and : 100 of postes in the Common swampes 

the same day a warrant given to the Constable to take by dis- 
tress or otherwise the penalty due (to Nathan Bradley according 
to the towne order:) from those that haue been defectiue in 
yokeng and Ringeng there swine. 

the same day there was liberty granted to Ezra Clap to get 
4000 : of Cloueboards in the Common swamps. 

[384.] the 13. 7 : 1686 : at a meeting of the selectt men, 
warrant was granted to the ratters, to make a ratte for the use of 
the schoole of 17* mony. 

the same day it was also agreed, that obediah haws, John with- 
ington and John tolman, should go thorow, with the highway (to 
the cuntry rods leading to dedham, from twenty acore lots, by 
Samuel Sumners 

the 6 : 10 : 1686 chosen for selecttmen : 

1 survaior in margin. 

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Dorchester Town Beoobbs. 281 



Samuel Clap 
Lift" hall 
William Sumner 
Sarg°* wiswall 
John breck 



t Sarg^' pond 
for ratters < Sarg' tilstone 
(^ Samuel topliff 



for superuisers, it was then passed by a note, that the selectt- 
men, for future time, should appoint men for that work : Sarg^ wis- 
wall recorder : (but Sarg' wiswall refusing to serf in othar place) 
their was chosen in his steed, 

John withington : selecttman 

and Samuel Clap : recorder : 

18*** of feburary : 168 J : then a rate made by the selecttmen and 
committed to the constabls, daniel preston and preserued capin, 

Had 

of : 31 - 2 - 7 : for the contrys use. 

this 19"^ feburary 168 J then rescued forty nine shilings in full, of 
all my dues, for the minestry howse, bult by me in this towne, for 
which i was to Receue. 200. pounds I Say receued the full, the 
towne dischai^inge me of all other work to bee dun about sayd 
howse as witness my hand 

wittnes John Breck Isaac riall X his mark 

Noah Bbeman 
this is a true coppy of that which is in the day book undar his 
mark and wittnes : . 

as attest Samuel Clap recorder 

the : 13 : 4 : 87 Lift"' Thomas vose of miltowne appeared, to 
agree with the select men of dorchester, on the account of land 
taken in by said uose and for timber that he fell, for to fence his 
medow ; it was then agreed that said uose for the time past, shall 
paye flue shilings in mony, and for the time to come, the s* uose, to 
paye to the selecttmen or their order fiue shillings a year, yearly 
in money, so long as he continews his fence on dorchester land, and 
the year to end tiie 29 day of Septembar yearly, and in cause s^. 
uose, shall make strip or wast, of wood or timber, more then of 
nessesity, to repair the fence wheir now it stands it shall be in the 
selectt mens liborty, to disposes him of it, or at any time, the se- 
lectt men giung timly notis, to said Yose 

Thomas Vose 

this is a trew copy of the agreement in the daye book recorded, 
and compared by samuell clap 

The daj^ aboue written, Samuel Clap recorder rescued the first 
fiue shillings of lift' thomas uorse, for the use of the towne. 

The 21 : 12 : 8f receued of liff thomas uose 5" for the rent of the 
year which ended the 29 : September : 87 : rescued by me Samuel 
Clap recorder for the use of the towne : the : 19 : march : 8| re- 
scued of lift thomas vose fiue shillings, for the rent of the year, 88 
by Samuel Clap, recorder. 



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282 Cmr Document No. 9. 

the 6^ of aprell: 1692 : receiued of cap^ thomas vose, sixe shil- 
lings mony : toward the aboue sd. rent of land, by Samael Clap, 
recorder, for the use of the towne : 

The mony receiaed by Samael Clap of thomas vose before: 
aprell : 92 : was recond for as appears : page 448 and the 6' re- 
ceaid this 6^. aprell : 92 : payd to the glasier M' Coningham. 

[386.] 1638 The Booke of ace* : for the Countr>' and towne 
rates taken from the Constables and the treasurers appoynted for 
that purpose 

Ip acc^. taken p. Nathaniell Duncan and Humphrey Atherton 
treasurers fro seiiall Constables, and Colectors fr5 liie 14*** Nouem- 
ber 1638 to the 16^ of January 1642. 

first wee audited 2 accoumpts of Country rates and one about 
the neck with John Eales for the tyme of his Constable shipp wherin 
hee hath Cleered all. 
Christopher Gibson oweth for Rest 

d 

of all his acc^ 4-1 

Joseph Long was owing on his ace ) 
10" - 6* which hee alloweth not j 
Good : Denslows Rate also not p* 

we whose Nams are underwritten being sent upon Daniell Elders 
request to new the land formerly giuenhim, and to setell his bonds, 
that it might be recorded, did attend it, according to order by the 
Select men, the 7**" of iuly 87, which is as Followeth. 

Wee began at a roke befor John trisects door unto which he hath 
sett his fcnc the rock bearinge N. W. N and From thenc through 
the swamp to an ash tree, which was formerly markt and from 
thens as the Fenc stands to a small blake oke stump, with a stone 
upon it, on the brow of the hill, and so forward, the fence beinge 
the bounds to a white oke stump, with a stone on the top of it, 
and from this stump, as the fenc stands roundinge to the high 
way, which highway is leadinge to Dedham, which highway bounds 
him Southerly till his bounds runs to the rok wher wee began which 
bounds is bounded with a highway layd up into the woods betwixt 
Elders land and John triscotts, the pees of land on which his house 
stands is bounded with dedham highway on the north,. the riuer on 
the South, on the est a hedge fence of robert stantons, on the west 
with a blacke oke tree by the riuer side, the pees linge triangll the 
quantyty on both sids Dedham highway wee Judge to be 6 ackers 

This is a true coppy, of the origenall which remains on fille. 

as attest, Saj£U£l Clap, recorder : 

Richard Hall 
Enoch Wiswell 

memorandom; this aboue bounded land is granted to Daniel 
Eldars and his heirs for euer, upon condisen that said Eldars or 
his heairs, shall not haue liberty to sell, or exchang or hire out the 
same, or any way alinat the same, without the consent of the se- 
lectmen of Dorchester from time to time first obtained. 

thes terms agreed on by the. Selectmen acording to what the 



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DoHOHESTEB TowN Beoords. 283 

towne uote directs in pag : 247 : recorded, and the termes agreed 
upon : this 14*^ : 9 : 1687 ; by us the select men— r 

William Sumner 
Richard Hall 
John Breok 
Samuel Clap 
John Withington 



[386.] Debitor: Willia Blake Constable was apoynted to 
Receiue 86 - 10 for the purchase for M' Burre butt could Receiue 

only £73 - 1 - 

more to Receiue p' a Country Rate . . . £93 - 13 - 7 

166 - 14 - 7 

19 March 168^ 

the select men met in order to settle the highways in parelel lines 
where need requiars : and where no need is to haue them layd open 
there where no need is of hauing them open, to alow them to pro- 
prietors for the liake ualue, or quantity of land ; where it is nes- 
sesary to haue highways for the use of the towne & Is' we began at 
the parelell line betwene Ebinezer withingtons pasture, and James 
Robinsons ; and there we found the lande betwene them to amount 
to the same quantity of the highway layd out throw James Robin- 
sons land and that we alow him for that way, it being 2 rod 
wide and. 38. and. 2. quarters long : next we mesureed ouer m' 
stoughtons : and we found his land at the parelel line to be 44 : 
rod and 2 quarter 2 rod wid 

the next samuel Jones base fenst in 21~* and halfe 2 rods wide : 
next William Riall fenst in of coman land. 7 rod. 2 rod wid : then 
we mesured Joshuas henshas land that the highway taks towards 
Samuel somners and we find it to be : 24 rods and the highway at 
his hows .28. rods both 52 rods and the land that he is to haue at 
the parelel line betwene M' glouer and his land being one rod wide 
extending from the highway by his hows to twenti acor lots only 
John Capins exsepted, which is one rod wide and 13 and the third 
p' of a rod long, the whole of Josheues on both sids of both ways 
is in lenth . 137. when the highways both alowed for there rest due 
to the towne .85. rods for which he tenders land next samuel sum- 
ners : M' glouers land from the highway to Joshuas land. 6 rods 2 
quarters long, one wide, and at the este end of 20 acre lots and of 
obadiah hawses in p* and M' glouer is to haue one rod wide sixty 
5 rods in lenth and in the swamp he is to haue two rod wide 20 rod 
long in full of the highway layd throw his land their being 80 rods 
long 2 rods wide : obadiah haws land at 20 acor lots base 23 rods 
taken out for a highway. 

M"" Bates is Debitor For so much gathered on a Rate for mend- 
ing the way to the necke £19 - 16 - 4 

Samuel and bamerd capin is to haue the land at the parellell 
line, betweene the .1. and .2. deuision from a great swamp to good- 
man sumners medoe 2 rods wide and 44 in lenth, they lowing so much 
land m^ conueniant for a highway or alowing the ualue of the land 



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284 City Doctjment No. 9. 

to som other person for land all redj taken up for the ase of the 
towne for a highway 

Richerd bakers land layd out for a highway next James robin- 
sons fence is 42 long and 2 wide, this we designe to pay by ex- 
change with m' stoughton for land next his if m"^ stoughton please ; 
the higway cuts samuel maxfeels in lenth 20 rods, two wide. 

the bone sayd lines may as we conceue, be shut up without reall- 
pregidese to any person : and with aduantage to many in regard of 
there fencing : and to the whole towne, in there answering for lands 
taken up for the use of the towne in places more conuenient and 
absolutly nessasary 

recorded, and compared, with the origenall which is on fille 

by Samuel Clap recorder 

the origenall was publickly read at a towne meetiug and no ob- 
lection made against it 
[387.] Willia Blake is Creditor For so much payd m' 

minot p' order £72 - - 

more he payd to the treasurer . . . . 93-7-9 

more for so much he Could not 

Receiue fro W™ Barber, Jo: Betson, and Ralfe 

Cornish . . . . , . , , - 12 - - 
Kemayning yet p' m'. Blake, to ballance the ace** £ - - 14 - 10 

165-19- 9 

Att a meeting of the proprietors of purgetory swatnp ; 15*** feb""^ : 
8^ m'^ stoughton, Requested, that the proprietors would grant that 
his forty acors might ly next his medow, this was put to the note 
Whether or no it be your minds, that m' stoughton haue his 40 
acors in a square, next to his owne medow, reserfing a high way 
throw sayd 40 acors ; this was noted on the affermitiue 

2*. is it your minds, to begin at dedham line, to lay out purgetary, 
and so leaue it to the descretion of the suruayer, and Commity ; 
this was noted in the afermitiue. 

John Withington, Samuel Robinson and John Minot are Continued 
a Comity to agree with the seruayer and to perfitt the work, of lay- 
ing out the same . 

we whos nams are under written, haue this : 22 : 1 : 1686 : been 
at work as f olows : and acording to warant : we began at nathan- 
iell wiats his feild and layd out a way too rod wid in m" fosters 
lane next his fence and so right along, betwen goodman bakor, his 
lot, and the next lott, on the north side, a rod on the one lot, 
and one rod on the other lot : 20 rod along then we went acrose, 3 
lots southward, in the best place we could : then we went betwen 
goodman trott sen and lift"" hall there lotts, a rod of each lot, to the 
end of there land, then through* goodman henshaws land, seuen or 
eight rod, where the twenty acor lots begin : 

John withington. Obadiah hawes. John tolman 

a true copy of the returne on file 

M^ Bates is Credit For mone3's payd out about 

mending the way to the neck . . . , £17 - 17 - 11 



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DOBGHE8TBR ToWN RECORDS. 



285 



thei 



the : 13 : 2 : 1687 : it was agreed upon betwen the selectt men and 
samuel Capin and barnerd capin : that s^ capins should haue the 
two rods by the paralell line betwene the . 1 and 2 deuision from 
the corner of there land next richerd backers lot unto goodman sum- 
mers medow they paying to samuel maxfeeld : 1*- 10* (which the 
towne was to pay to said maxfeeld for land taken from him for a 
highway) and also s^ capins to giue liberty to increse sumner to 
pase ouer there land, to his medow to fech offe his haye, he pasing 
ouer wheire he may do them least damma^, and he shuting 
up the fence after him for there security, and s* capins bringing a 
resaight from s** maxfeeld, should be their discharge : which s* 
capins haue done this : 15:2: 87 : under samuel maxfeelds hand : 
which resaitt is on fille. 

The : 13"^ : feb" : 16f ^ there was deliuered to sarg^' Samuel Topliff, 
the weights and mesurs, that weir the towns standerds, to trye 
weights and mesurs by 



of waights of bell fiishon 

one : — 56 pound 
one — 28 p*» 
one — 14 p** 
one — 7 p** 
one — 4 
one — 2 pounds 



of fl«tt,brHiraito 

one pound 
one half e pound 
one quarter 
one halfe quarter 
one ounce 
one half ounce 
one quarter of ounce 
one 8"* part of ounce 



one halfe bushell 
one peck 
one ell • 
one yearden 
one eale quart 
one wine pint 
two sealling eioms 



[388.] William Blake and Nicholas Clap Constables owe for 



a towne Rate p' them Collected 

The Rate for the Castle dated 30^ : 5*^ 1646 is 

wherof Bro. Humphries pt is 
Bro : kibbeys p' is 



£40- 
li 

30- 
li 

13- 
15- 



9- 

• d 

8-11 

l8 d 

8- 2 
0- 9 



[389.] William Blake and Nicholas Clap Constables are to 

haue for moneys p' them disbursed as foil : 

Ip" paj^d to M' Meinot £6 - 

For surveying lands and Carying the CcMnp** 6u the 
Ferry 

more payd m' Holman for making p* of the high 
way aboue the mill 

more payd Jo : Fhillipes for his help in measur- 
ing land .4 

more payd Christoii Gibson for the same 

To Nathaniel Wales 

For work at Muddie Riu • . . . 

more for worke there 

more for Corne for Goo : Webb which the treas- ) 
urer should pay to the County . . . ) 

more p* for a Rugg for Steeven . • . , 

more payd M' Stowghtons biU • • • . 

more payd M' Oliuer 



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-9-6 
1-18- 

-12- 

-17- 

-10- 

-19- 

1- 4- 

1- 5- 



8-14- 
8- - 



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Crrr Dogumekt No. 9. 



more payd Roger Clap for a lock and setting vp ) 

Rayles at the neck . . . . . j 
more payd Jo : Smith for worke at the bridge 
more payd him for a gate to the mill • 
To Alexander Miller and Peeter Aspinall for) 

worke at the Bridge ) 

p*^ M' Atherton at seuall tymes . 

p** Goo : Grinway for Steeven 

more payd M' Glou' bill .... 

mord p* Ed : Breck for mending the high way 

more payd the Deacons for chaises about the bell 

more p* Jo : Smith for worke at the bridge . 

To Natha : Duncan for his Rate . 

To Nicholas Vpshall 

To Richard CoUicot 

To Robert Deeble 

To Nicho : Clap for his teeme 2 dayes and other ) 

worke for a man ) 

To John Smith for a towne fence 

To allow for nonpayment of w" Reed and ) 

Thom f Starr j 

Rests p' Willia Blake and Nicho : Clap to ball. ) 

this ace** I 



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[390.] 1641. Nathaniel Duncan treasurer 
for the towne oweth for m* Re* fro Mr. Bates 
For so much allowed p' W" Blaka and Nicholas ) 

Clap on there ace** for a Rate ... J 
For Beaver Re** fro deacon Clap .... 
In his hands in lead Re** fro Christoue Gibson 
For so much owing on a Rate .... 
For a noate of the Rest of a Rate fro Joseph*) 

Watesworth and Natha. Wales which I will \ 

giue ace® of when Re* I Re* in wheate and ) 

1 • ■ 

Indein 3 8 the wheate att 6 the 6 the Indean ) 
according when I Re* the Come that was but | 

4 the bushell so there was I pte losse. Rest I [ 

Owe . •«. • • • • 



1641 . Sargent Atherton treasurer for the towne ) 
oweth for money Re* for the towne . . j 
For m** Re* Willia Blake, and Nich : Clap . 
For m*» Re* fro M' Bates 



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11- 

11- 

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£7- 


16- 


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£12- 


16- 




4- 


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£17- 


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DOEOHESTER ToWN RECORDS. 287 

[391.] Nathaniel Dancan treasurer for the 
towne is to haue for my being at the Castle and 

for 10 dayes at Court £2- 7-6 oo 

For m® payd M' Oliuer for measuring . . . 1 - 5 - ^ 
p'te of the lead vnsould 16-1 

CO 

For powder spent p* souldiers at M' Stoughtons 1 i _ 4 « 

going to the Pequoit warres ... J "" "" 

For 15^ of powder to try the gunnes . • . 1-11-^ 
For so much p** for a drummer 1 day . . • 1 - 6 ^^ 

Rest of this ace® is 11 - 2 1 

£7-16-2 
Sargeant Atherton treasurer for the towne is to 

haue for beeiog at Castle and Generall Coui-t 

and fetching a bull for M' Stoughtons farme . £2-1-6 
more p*^ m' Withington for mending the meeting 1 8 8 2^ 

howse J - - -J 

For a bridge in the way to the mill . . . 2 - 1 - 4 ^ 

For mending the way p' Richard Hawes . . - 5 - »o 

For m° p*^ m' Joanes his beeing at Cast* and \ ^ ^j ^^ ^ 

Court J o 

more p*^ the gunner of the Castle . . ."-5-" ^ 

Foraholbert ««ll-cc J^ 

p** Bartholemew "-. 1_4< 

For a post to the pound " - 2 - " ^ 

For loss on Wampampeg "-2- f 

to John Blake for sawing planks . . ."-6 J:; 

To Bro : Farna for making the Cariedg . . - 3 - 8 1 

To Tho : Wiswell for fetchmg m' Bishops . . - 11 - ^ 

For mending the pound - 6 - 6 (n 

For Court busnesse about the meddow . . - 3 » 
Rests p'Sariaant Atherton to ball, this aoc^ . - l^ 10 

£16- 7- 2 

[392.] Nathaniel Duncan oweth For Rest of 
the accoumpt p* the other side . . . £ - 11 - 

more for the powder spent p' the souldiers since 

allowed to the Country • . . . . 1 - 4 - 

19 : March 168^ 
The Selectmen met, in order to settle the highways in parelel * 
lines where need requires and where no need is to haue them layd 
open there where no need is of hauing them open to alow them to 
proprietors for the like ualue or quantity of land : where it is nessa- 
sary to haue high ways for the use of the towne : and l"* we began 
at the parelell line, betwene Ebinezer withingtons pasture and 
James Robinsons ; and there we found the land betwen them to 
amount to the same quantity of the highway layd out through 
James Robinsons land : and that we alow him for that way, it 



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288 CiTT Document No. 9, 

being 2 rods wide : and 38 and 2 qnarters longe : next we mesnred 
ouer M' Stoughtons and we found his land at the paralel line, to 
be 44*^ and 2 quarter, 2 rods wide : the next Samuel Jones, base 
fenst in 21"^ and halfe 2 rods wide : next William Riall fenst in 
of coman land 7*^ 2 rods wide : then we mesured Joshua henshas 
land, that the highway taks towards Samuel Sumners and we find 
it to be .24. rods and the highway at his hows. 28 rods : both 52 
rods : and the land that he is to haue at the parelel line betwcne 
M" glouer and his land, being one rode wide, extending from the 
highway, by his hows, to twenti acor lots only John capins ex- 
septed, which is one. rod wide and 13 and the third p^e of a rod 
long, the whole of Joshuaes, on both sids, of both ways is in Icnth 
137 when the highways both alowed for, there rest due to the towne 
85 rods, for which he tenders land next Samuel Sumners : M' glou- 
ers land from the highway, to Joshuas land 60 rods, 2 quarters 
long, one wide and at the este end of 20 acre lots and of Obadiah 
hawses in p^ M' glouer is to haue one rod wide sixty 5 rods in 
lenth, and in the swamp he is to haue two rods wide 20 rod long 
in ftiU of the highway layd throw his land there being 80 rods long 
2 rods wide : obadiah haws land at 20 acre lots base 23 rods taken 
out for a highway : Samuel and barnerd capin is to haue the land 
at the parellell line betweene the 1 and 2 : deuision from a great 
swamp to gooman sumners medoe 2 rods wide and 44 in lenth 
they lowing so much land, mor conuenient for a highway or alow- 
ing the ualue of the land, to sume other person for land all redy 
taken up for the use of the towne for a highway. 

Richard Bakers land layd out for a highway next James Robbin- 
sons fence is 42 rods, and 2 wide, this we designe to pay by ex- 
chang with M' stoughton for land next his if m' Stoughton please : 
the highway cuts samuel maxfeels, in lenth, 20 rods, two rods 
wide. 

the boue sayd lines may as we conceiue be shut up with without 
reall pregidess to any person, and with aduantage to many in re- 
gard of there fencing and to the whole towne, in the answaring for 
lands taken up for the use of the towne, in places more conuen- 
ient ; and absolutli nessasary. 

At a genarall towne meetting : 2 : 10 : 89 : it was uotted that the 
selecttmen should bane powr to dispose of lands in the highways 
by the parelell lines, for to sattisfy for land taken out of mens lots 
for high ways. 

a true record of what is on file, recorded and compared by 
Samuel Clap 

record'. 

[393*] Nathaniel Duncan is to haue p' so much spent, and 

layed out in goeing to Castle £-16-1^ 

For so much p* James Bourne . . . . 1 - 11 - 

For 7^' of powder taken for the Townes vse . . - 14 - 
For so much p** James p' my howse in p'te of his ) 

labour at the Castle j 10-10- 

For a load of wood for the watchmen . . - 3 - 

For so much payd the gunner of the Castle • • 2 - '^ 



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DOBCHESTEB ToWN RECORDS. 289 

Dorchester aeoants for the yere 1649 how there Rattes ware 
disbursed : 

for the Cuntery Rate thet was payed by the Trasurers order 
for the Rate for our elders that is payed to them. 

[394.] 10 (7) 49 

agreed to bye bro Gierke case with trot as towne Case 

[3950 24 10 mo 1645 

Wee the pr^ent inhabitants of Dorchester being p'voked and ex- 
cited herevnto by the godly and Religious Request of some 
amonge vs that haue laid to hart the disorders that too often Fall 
out amonge vs and not the Least nor seldomest in o' Towne meet- 
inges and the sleightinge of the orders for the orderly Carringe on 
of our prudentiall Bussines and affaires in the Towne of Do' affore- 
said as also being hartily sorry For and ashaimed of the p'misses 
and desireinge to manef est the same for the tyme to come and also 
accordinge to the Chardge that lyes vpo vs in many Respects to 
p'uide for peace and the Floreshinge in o' owne tymes and in o' 
childrens, have thought good vpon mature and deliberate consider- 
atio to compose theise Few lines Followinge as a platforme or an 
abridgmt of such orders which by the blessinge of god both we and 
o' Select men from yeare to yeare will Endeavor to walke in to the 
houno' of god and Jesas christ whose name we p'ffese (Amen) 

First of all we doe bind our selues that vpon the 1 second daye 
of the 10 mo. 3'earely about 9 or 10 of the clock we will come 
together waminge beinge giuen vpo some lecture daye (or other 
meetinge before) which shall be the chardge of the Select men for 
the tyme being to see it done, for these vses Following, viz, to Elect 
7 or so many of o' most graue moderate and prudent bretheren as 
shall then be thought meet for the managinge of the prudentiall af- 
faires of the Towne for that yeare 2 and also all other oflScers as 
male be vseffuU for the Carringe on of the Towne affaires viz Ba- 
liffe sup'visors Raters &c : and that all our elections be by papers 
and not p' pounded by their p'dicessors : 3 that daye to be a daye 
of liberty for orderly agitatid for the Redressinge of any greauance 
that male be discouerd 4 or for the addinge or detractinge to or 
From these Rules or any thingeconceminge the whole Towne Liberty 
and Power. 

Secondly wejioe giue vpo Confidence of their carefful and pru- 
dentiall imp'uemt Full power and liberty of orderinge all our pru- 
dentiall affaires wi^n the Towne of Dor. with theise limitations and 
Cautions : First that they shall not meddle with the giueinge or dis- 
posinge of any of the Towne land w'^'out the consent and good will 
of the Towne Firet obtained : 

2 neither shall they take vpon them to alter any p'cell of land 
from the p'sent improuemt w^'out the consent of p'prietors (or the 
p'prietors shall doe it themselues by the maior vote beinge fairely 
p'ceeded in, in 2 or 3 peaceable agitations before the 7 men. 

Neuertheles : we doe giue them all accustomed liberty concerninge 
comon Landes in Fence also our towne lotts that they shall haue 
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290 City Document No, 9. 

Fence as is due vnto them by p'portio and Yp5 default therein to 
chardge such penalty vpo them as they see meet. Item that they 
order the Ringeinge and youkeinge of Hogges ; the keepeinge of 
our Cowes in the pen stintinge the Cow walke baringe the woods 
in season and that they carefully p'uide for the saffty of our Com- 
ons : in the wood and Timber 

Thirdly wee doe Require that the 7 men shall Faithfully* and 
prudently ouersee all the bussines of the Towne or betweene p'ty 
and p'ty that are comitted to them and carefully and peaceably 
issue them seasonably as also that they shall take care of all inferid 
officers that they dischardge there places Faithffully and take ac- 
compt From thi*m and therof to make Faithffull and punctuail 
Record in ther Towne booke that soe satisfaction male be giuen in 
any Doubt vpon Demand as also that all Delinquences and mistakes 
in Rates taxed upon the Tow : by the generall co't or other wise 
male be Discouerd and Condignely dealt withall as also that the 
7 men for the tyme beinge doe tenderly and prudently p'uide that 
all abases hitherto haue beene greevious and iustly offenciue unto 
many [396.] in the disorderly Jarringe of our meetinges and the 
intemperate Clashinges and hasty indigested and Rash votes maie 
be p'uented (viz) that votes of any concernment be First drawne 
vp in writiugc and then deliberately published 2 or 3 tymes and 
Libert}' giuen for any to Speake his mind moderately and meekly 
and then the signe to be Required, and thinges more orderly car- 
ried and dispatch* and also that care be Taken that such Remainders 
of Rates as are vnpaid and expose the Towne to blame or any 
ingaged for the towne For non payment be accordinge to their best 
Light they can get be acquired after and Reformed and we do glue 
them Full Liberty and power to impose vpo the offendors in this 
case or the Like such penality as they Find cause p'uided they 
Exceed not 5' for the First offence to be Leuid p* distresse and 
Furthermore we doe by theise p'sents declare our intent to be 
that the 7 men From tyme to tyme shall haue power to Releiuc any 
p'so or p'sons that the Towne Doth Require to Transact smy busi- 
nes For or any waye to become ingaged For them and afterwards 
Failes them to their damage and discredit (p'uided they doe their 
vtmost to Find out the delinquents that the inocent suffer 
not: 



Fourthly we require that our 7 men shalbe careffull to meet 8 
tymes in the yeare viz the 2 mondaye of euery month in the yeare 
except the 2 : 5:6: 8 at some place which shal be Certainely 
Knowne vnto all the Tow and there to be Resident from 9 aclocke 
in the affore noone vnto 3 aclocke in the afternoone : that so all 
such as haue any complaints or Requests to make or any informa- 
tions to giue or anything what soeuer to doe with them maie Certainely 
Find all or 5 of them at the Least vpo paine 5" for the first deffault 
and also that displaceanse if good accompt b3 not Renderd vpo 
demand and Further that they Readily receaue all complaints 
Requests informations as shalbe and speedily and seasonably 



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DOBOHESTEB ToWN BeOORDS. 291 

apply tliemselues to their best prudence and abillity to issue all 
such bussines in a faire peaceable and quiet maner and thereof to 
make a Faire and plaine Record in the Tow booke that in case any 
p'ue Contentious and will not be satisfied there male be a Testimony 
For the wronged p'ty and we alow them 12d. a peece for their 
dinners at the ordinarie or elswhere vpo the Towne chardge : also 
we doe giue them power to chardge the Towne with such summe 
or summes of mony From tyme to tyme as they shall haue need of 
for the prudent and orderly managinge of such thinges as Fall out 
in their tymes p'uided that one Rate be not aboue 20^^ and that 
they make Faithffull colectio and also disbursement thereof to be 
Recorded before another Rate be made and we require that all 
their orders about Towne bussines be seasonably drawne vp in 
writinge and published vpo some meetinge and also fixed vp5 some 
obseruable place that soe the offenders male haue no exscuse or 
p'tence. 



Fifthly For asmuch as hitherto it hath beene vpo sad ex- 
perience scene that what soeuer good orders haue beene made haue 
come to no thinge be Reason of want of executio : we the Freemen 
of Dorchester desireinge the Ref ormati5 thereof for the tyme to 
come haue ordered as FoUoweth viz that vp5 the daye of Electio 
accordinge to the p* misses we submit ourselues vntothe Electio by 
papers of the maior p*t to be at the 7 mens : appointment in the 
point of executi5 of all their orders and takinge Distrenes by com- 
issid from them For one yeare and Further we order that such a 
one so chosen shall not be blamed by any for [397.] his Faithffull 
executio but for his incorugement shall haue all Due Respect and 
Freedome From all other Towne offices that yeare and also such 
Recompence as the 7 men shall iudge meet out of the distreynes 
or otherwise and euery one Refuseinge shall Forfeit for the First 
offence 13" 4*^ to be Leuied by distresse 



Sixtly for our 7 mens incorrugemt with the Freemen of Do'^- 
chester do agree that it shall not be Lawf ull for any of Dorches- 
ter whosoeuer to sleight either the p'sons or orders of the 7 men 
For the t}' me beinge but that all their orders for prudentiall order 
shall stand Ratified from the Liberty affore giuen and -whosoeuer 
shall offend in the p'misses we will Require it of him as sume be- 
side such Penalty as his offence shall deserue 



Seauenthly we the Freemen of Dorchester doe vnto the p'misses 
assent and agree and hartily and Truely by the helpe of god 
will Endeavour the inviolable observatio of the same and for the 
confirmatio of the p'misses accordinge to our vsuall maner we 
haue solemnly giuen our vote and also chosen and intreated our bro 
John Wiswall this 24 of the 10 mo. 1645 to Record the same to be 
a Rule for our seines and successors except god shall put into our 
or their harts some more p'fitable and prudent waye and we doe 
Further p'ffese that we intend no neglect or contempt of the general 
Corte or the wholsome Lawes from Sience Estableshd 



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292 Crrr Document No, 9. 

The 7 men chosen this 24 10 mo. 45 

were Humhprey Atherton 
Bodger Clap 
John Wiswall 
Tho Joanes 
Hopestill Foster 
George Weekes 
William Blake 

Baliflfe 
Sergeant Snmner 

At a Ginerall meeting the 1 of the 10 M® it is Voated that vpon 
Consideration of a Court order which requireth the voate for the 
Election of Maiesterats it shall be made in the 9'*^ M" it is therfore 
ordered that the day of o' yearly meeting for the choys of towne 
officers which formerly was to be on the first 2* day of the 10* M** 
it shalbe changed from hencforth vnto the last 2^ day of the 9* 

[The above paragraph seems to be crossed ont in the origi- 

The Court order for Election of Maiest [rates] being alterid the 
day for choseing towne officers is to be on the first 2^ day of the 
10 month as in the directory. 

The 12**^ of the 11* moneth 1646 

It is ordered that whosoeuer aref damaged by others makinge of 
wayes oner there meadowes or any that doe want wayes Vnto there 
meadowes should repayre vnto M' Atherton w*in fifteene dayes 
who is appoynted by the seaven men to receive there demaunds. 

Uppon the informacon of M'. Howard that some goe ouer his 
meadow there is a way allowed them that goe that way of two rod 
broad fiftie rod longe frS the first entring into his marsh, staked 
out along by Ather .... ditch and allowance giuen him for if : 

Alsoe George weekes informinge that a way is made ou his 
meadow he is consented to haue allowance for it the way is 1 rod 
and quarter broad and 36 rod longe 

[398.] The 27 of the 11 mon : 1645. 

An order for the orderinge of o' Towne Meettinges. 

Forasmuch as the intemperate Clashings in our Towne meett- 
inges as also the vnorderlie dep'tings of sundry before other 
bretheren and Nej'ghbours, and the indigested and imp'tynent 
motyues by divers devulged haue bine not only greeveous but 
Justlie oflfensive vnto Divers as also great occation of mispence of 
p^'cious tyme and an hindrance that good orders and other bussines 
haue not soe succeeded as otherwise p'bably they myght haue done 
the p'mises beinge taken into Consideration it hath pleased the 
freemen and bretheren of Dorchester to commend the Care of the 
Redresse vnto the seaven men for the tyme beinge. These are 
therfore to declare vnto all our lovinge Bretheren and Neygh- 
boures of Dorchester that accordinge to the care Commended vnto 
vs and by the authority conferred one vs. It is Ordered first that 
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DORGHESTEB TOWK SeOOBDS. 293 

of the Towne or fremen and therof shall give due notice and 
Cognisance vnto them And we accompt this to be due notice viz : 
that if it be one a lecture day that soe many as are p'sent shall take 
it for notice or if it be by sendinge a speciall Messenger from house 
to house that if notice be left at the house with wife or Child aboue 
the age of twelue yeares the husband or father not beinge within 
or not at home if he come home before the day appointed and not 
repayre to the seaven men or some of them to give ih his Excuse 
or appeare vppon the day of meettinge soe many as shal haue such 
notice and Cognisance and attend not nor give in some valuable 
G±cuse vnto the seaven men shall- forfeite six pence for the first 
offence. 

Secondlie when the Company is asembled as aforesayd it is 
ordered that all men shall attend vnto what is p' pounded by 
the seaven men and thervnto afford ther best help as shalbe re- 
quired in due order avoydinge all Janglings by two or three in 
seuerall companyes as also to speake vnorderlie or vnseasonably 
which neuertheles is this to be construed that we intend not the 
least infrindgment of any brother or neybours libertie or any way 
to suppresse the abilities of any nor to quench the smoakinge flax 
but that all in due tyme and order may Communycate and contry- 
bute such help as they may haue opp'tunitie to doe : but only that 
Confusion may be avoyded and bussines more orderlie dispatched, 
for the ends before menconed we the seaven men haue appoynted 
one of vs [399.] to be our moderator to p' pound and also to 
order our meettinges: And that all the assembly shall addresse 
and direct there speech vnto him and shalbe attentiue vnto the 
bussines of the assembly 

Thirdly that noe motions be divulged or p'pounded but such 
as the seaven men shall haue seasonable knowledge offe and they 
to p'pound the same which is thus to be vnderstood that in case 
the seaven men shall refuse to p'pound any mans motion the p'tie 
shall after some Competent tyme of patience and forbearance haue 
libertie to p'pound his owne cause for hearinge at some meettinge 
pVided all disturbance and confusion be avoyded. 

Fourthly that noe man shall dep'te the assembly without give- 
ing due notice vnto the moderatoure and declareinge such occacon 
as shalbe approved by the seaven men vppon paine of twelue pence 
for the first offence. 

An order for Fence made 27"* of the 11 mo : 45 It is ordered 
that all the p'prietors of the seuerall come fieilds in this twone of 
Dorchester shall make vpp there fences suffitientlie by the Tenth 
day of the first moneth next and whosoeuer within this towne that 
is a p'prieter in any feild shalbe negligent to repayre or make vpp 
his fence in the sayd feild of which he is a p'prietor by the sayd 
day shall forfeit for Euerie rode he shalbe found defectiue three 
shillings and foure pence And soe for a greater or lesser p'porcon 
accordinge to that forfiture. And we doe also order that some of 
the sayd p'prietors shalbe appoynted for the veiwinge and ouersee- 
inge of that feild who shall Diligentlie attend there sayd worke 
once euerie moneth at farthest and that as often as need shalbe or 
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be any p'porcon of fence which none of the p'prietors will owne it 
shall then be in the power of the sayd veiwers and ouerseers speed- 
ilie to call the p'prietors togethers to agree about the same that 
euerie man may make fence accordinge to p'porcon but if the p'pvi- 
etors agree not amongst themselues the sayd veiwers shall lay it 
accordinge to p'porcon for his peace one euerie man that thej' can- 
not find wher it ought to be layd, but if they cann find where it 
ought to be lliyd they should lay it where it ought. And whoso- 
euer shall refuse the determynation of the sayd veiwers and ou seers 
shall forfeit for ther neglect therin three shillings and f oure pence 
for euerie rode &c. , as aboue sayd. And if the sayd veiwers and 
ouerseers shalbe negligent of there dutie heerin they shall forfeit 
for euerie neglect of the two shillings And we fbrther order that 
those veiwers and ou seers of euerie feild shall within six dayes re- 
turne what defects they find vnto the seaven men. 

And also p'sentlie assone as they find any defect in fence give 
notis to the owners of the sayd fence 

the names of those which are to veiw the feilds 

of the feild betweene M" Stoughtons M' Athertons Jo : kins- 
ley : John Greenaway 

of the feild behind M' Mathers M' Bates and George Dyer 

of the feild behind Joseph Faniworths M' Butler and Joseph 
Famworth 

of the feild betweene ]M' Jones and Brother Blakes M' Hajward 
and Christopher Gibson 

of the feild behind bro : Hawes Rob* Pond and Nycha Clapp 

of the twentie acr lotes M' Patten and Richard Baker 

of the great lotes and captines neck Jo : Phillips John Smyth 
Henrie Way and John Pope senior 

of the six acker lotes John Smyth and Thomas Tilstone Jo: 
Phillips and Henrie [Way ?] 

[400,] the 27*^ of the 11 mo : 1645 
It is Ordered that all kind of Cattle horses mares Colts and all 
swine be removed out of all Corne feilds by the tenth day of the 
first moneth next 

12 (1'*) 166| 

It is ordered that all hoggs and swine in this Towne of Dorchester 
that shall goe abroade out of mens p'ticuler inclosure shalbe sufl3- 
tiently yoked and suflltiently ringed at or before the tenth day of 
the first moneth next And whosoeuer hoggs or swine yonge or 
old that shalbe taken abroade either in the Commons or common 
feilds Corne or meadowes not sufl3cientlie yoked or ringged or vn- 
yoked or vnringged the owner or Owners of the sayd hoggs or 
swine shall forfeit for euerye hogge or swine soe defectiue foure 
pence to be levied vppon there goods by distres if they shall refus 
to pay And it shalbe lawfull for any Inhabitant within this Towne 
of Dorchester to take vp such hogg or hogges or swine and drive 
them to the pound and they shall haue for there laboure hearin the 
sayd forfeiture And also it is yet further ordered that if any such 
swine be found in any manns Corne or meadow ether vnyoked or 
vnringged the owner of the sayd swine shall pay doobble damages 
but if they be yoked and ringged accordinge to this our order the 



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DoRCHESTEE TowN Regobds* 295 

Owner of the fence where such hoggs or swine came in and did the 
trespas shall pay the damages And o' true intent in this our or- 
der is that all hoggs aild swine yong and old shalbe kept yoked vn- 
till after Indian harvest next and to be kept ringged in Contynu- 
ence all the yeare. 

the same day of meettinge viz 27*^ of the 11*** mo : 1645 

The seaven men Chose out from amongst themselues four men 
viz John wiswell William Blake Roger Clap and Hopestill Foster 
to veiwe where may be thought the best and fittest place for the 
fencinge of the necke of land and the best manner of fencinge of 
it Either by Ditchinge or raylinge and also that they doe p'cure it 
to be done at or before the foure and Twentyeth of the fourth moneth 
next which Charges is agreed one to be defrayed and discharged by 
a rate one those that haue the benefitt of the land in tyladge. 

It was voted this day viz 27 of 11 mo : 45 that if there should 
be any more that should haue land in lewe of Calfe pasture ther 
was a vote first for and after against but the Vote passed Cleare 
against the same. 

[401.] The 28**^ of the 11*»* moneth A** : Dm. 1645. 

It is ordered and also agreed by the p'prieters of the feild behind 
M™ Stoughtons that they shall make vpp all the fence belonginge 
to the sayd feild and not to alter the sayd fence by farther inlarg- 
ment of the feild And that the p'prieters of that side the sayd 
feild next the high way against M' Clarkes house shall fence that 
side and theire ends p'porc5nable to there antient fencinge accord- 
inge to former agreement. And the other side and ends next 
vnto the meadows and Rockey hill shalbe fenced by the p'prietors 
of that side accordinge to former p'porcon agreed vppon. And if 
by any p'vidence any of the sides of the fence be altered in future 
tyme to the benifitt or hindrance of any of the sayd sides each side 
shall haue the benifitt or hindrance of such alteration without re- 
spect one to the other. 

It is further agreed that the fence of the sayd feild shalbe kept 
vp winter and summer for the better securinge English giaine 
And two men to be Chosen yearelie to see that the fence be sufll- 
tient. 

It is also agreed that the sayd feild shalbe stinted for the pasture 
of it according to p'porcon of each mans land accomptinge and 
valueinge one acker of the meadow to two ackers of the stubble 
and for the stinte to be one acker and half to a Mare and two 
ackers to a mare and Colt and one acker for a Cowe or ox and to ac- 
counte for yonger three two yeare olds to two Cowes two yearlings 
to a Cowe and fower Calues to one Cowe the tyme when to put in 
Cattle and how long to be kept there to be left to the Discretion of 
the two men which are yearlie Chosen to looke to the feild. And 
the two Chosen men at the yeares end to warne a meettinge of all 
the p'prietors to make Eleccon of two others to Efect the same 
worke. 

And it is agreed by the p'prietors abouesayd that whosoeuer 
shall leave oppen his gates dores or barres shalbe accounted letters 
downe of fence. 

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shall forfeit for soe doinge (iae shillings p' the rode and soe 
p*porconable for a greater or lesser number of rods or measure 

And whoseu shalbe found defeetiue in there fence or in there 
stinte or shall transgresse against this order shalbe lyable for eue- 
rie rode of fence found insuffitient three shillings and fower pence 
for this year accordinge to the towne order and after this yeare 
shalbe lyable for euerie rode of fence found insuflStient Two shil- 
lings And for euerie beast put in aboue the stint twelue pence for 
euerie tyme to be levied by distresse by the sayd Chosen men to 
the vse of the othere p'prietors And the Chosen men to be care- 
full to see to those that shall pull vp there fence and to levie there 
fines. 

The two men appoynted by the seaven men are to looke to these 
orders and agrements and to doe the duties of the same they are 
Chosen for this yeare viz John Greenaway and John Kinslie 

These orders and agrements abouesayd to contynue and not to 
be altered but by the consent of two thirds of the p'prietors. 

HUMFRET AtHARTOK 

Henry WrrniNGTON 
Tho: Jones 
Geo: Weekes 
John Kingsley 

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[403.] The 10* day of the first moneth 1646. 

The day abouesayd there was a vote published whether the litle 
wood should be app'priated for the keepinge of sheep if any should 
buy some sheep to incorage them therein soe as they doe make vse 
of the same within one yeare. 

the vote passed and was graunted by the whole towne except but 
3 or 4 and they say they are not against it but for some ends of 
ther owne did not vote for it it was graunted for seaven yeares 
onlie for that vse and noe other Cade to be putt therin 

It is intended that all and eurie man may if they will put sheep 
there in the time of the seaven yeare, soe as he be a Commoner | 
nor is it hearby intended that any man}' man shall giue there right 
away which they haue therin if they doe not or are not able to 
purchase sheep but that those which doe enioy the same shall giue 
a valuable consideracon vnto them for the same yearlie. 

[Page 404 blank.] 

[405.] The 20"» day of the P' moneth : 46. 

These p^sents witnesseth that Christopher Gibson of this Towne 
of dorchester hath sonld vnto Martin Saunders of Brantree one p'cle 
of meadow lyinge one the yonder side of Naponset river Contayn- 
inge by estymation five ackers be it more or lesse beinge the sixtie 
sixth lote Bounden betweene the lotes of John kinslie and Augustiu 
Clements which were the lotes of Thomas Holcombe and Thomas 
Duee the Jot which John Kinslie hath and William Hulbert the lote 
that Augustin Clements hath To haue and to hold the same from 
the day of the date hearof for euer, without any disturbance or de- 
nyall of the sayd Christopher Gibson or the heires or assignes of 
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meanes or p'carement In witnes wherof I haue hervnto put my 
hand[t] he day and yeare aboue writen. 

Chbistofer Gibson 
Geo : Weekes test : 

The 31* day of the 1* mo : 1646. 

These p'sents witnesseth that Nathaniell Wales of this Towne 
of Dorchester hath given gi'aunted bargained and sould vnto 
John Holland of the same all that his lote lyinge and beinge one 
Captaines necke Gontayninge by estymation three ackers be it more 
or lesse To haue and to honld the same lote vnto the sayd John 
Holland his Heires and assignes f rome the day of the date hearof 
for euer without any let or trouble or denyall of the sayd nathan- 
iell wales or his heires or any other by his meanes or p'curement 
In witnes I haue hervnto put my hand the day and the yeare abou- 
said 

Geo : Weekes test : 

Natecaniel Wales 

The 9* of the 5^^ moneth 1646 

These p*sents are to testifie that M' Nathaniell Duncan of Bos- 
ton Marchant hath sould vnto Henrie Kibbey of this Towne of 
Dorchester one p'cle of land lyinge in the f eild west from the house 
M' makepeace Hues in the sayd p'cle of land lyinge betweene the 
lote belonginge to the Church one the south east sid which lote was 
M' Tillies and the lot that Fetter Aspinell latlie enioyed the sayd 
percle of land Containes by Estymacon 3 acr 3 quarters more or 
lesse which sayd lote was belonginge vnto M' James marshall of 
Exeter in England to haue and to hold the sayd lote p'cle of land 
vnto the syd Henrie kibbey and his heires for euer as by an obliga- 
con vnder the hand and scale of the sayd M' Duncan more at large 
appereth which Bond is in the hands of the hands of the sayd Henrie 
Kebbey. 

Witnes. Geo: Weekes. 

The 7^ of the lO"' 1646 

These p'sents are to testifie that I John Phillips of dorchester 
haue given graunted bargained and sould vnto william Blake sen' 
of the same all my great lote within pale being eight accers mor or 
lesse laying amongst the great lotes and betweene the lotes of Wil- 
liam Clearke one the north sid and the great lote of Thomas mak- 
peace one the south to have and hold the same from the date herof 
for euer. In witnes I haue hervnto set my hand, 
the enter lyning was befo 
signing herof John Phillipes. 

witnes Geo : Weekes. 

[406-] The 7^ of the 10«» 1646. 

These p'^sents do testifie that I william Blake sen' of Dorchester 
haue given graunted Bargained and sould vnto John Phillips of the 
same all my Eight Acker lote leyinge amongst the eight acker lotes 
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Richard leeds one the East sid which was once the lote of Thomas 
Millet and the lot of Richard Leeds one the west the soath end 
vppon the meadow of John Phillips and one the north the high 
way to haue and to hold the same lote to him and his heires for 
euer. 

In witness wherof I haue hervnto set my hand 
witnes hervnto William Blake 

Geo: Weekes 

[407.] Dorchester 

The 7 men Elected and Chosen the 6* day of the 10**^ mo : 1647 



John Wiswall 
Thomas Jones 
William Blake 
William Clarke 



• Joseph Famworth 
William Sumner 
George Weekes 



The day abouesaid beinge a day appoynted for a Generall towne 
meettinge there was given and graunted vnto Edward Clappe a 
Certaine p'cle of meadow lyinge to the Eastward of Powwow poynt 
in the great necke beinge all t£e rest of the salt marsh there not in 
lote and adioyninge vnto two ackers of meadow of William Blake 
and p'tlie at the end of the lote of the sayd Edward Clappe Con- 
tayning by Estimation one acre be it more or lesse. 



Raters then Chosen ar 
Nycholas Clapp 
Richard Baker 



Sup'vissors of the highwayes Chosen the" 
same day are 

John Pearse and 

Richard Leeds 

sup'vissors for the necke of 

land wayes 

then Chosen M' Howard and Geo : Procter 

Memorand. that it is agreed by the towne at thai meettinge that 
September shalbe put in for one of the tymes of the 7 mens sittinge 
in steed of October viz the 2* second day therof at the time The 
Eleventh of the Eleventh month John Kinsley was Chosen bayleife 
of the Towne 

the 11*"* of 12*^ mon : 1647. An order Conceminge fence. 

It is Ordered that all and euerie p'prieter of the seiial Corne 
f eilds in this Towne shall make vpp there fences suffitientley by the 
tenth day of the first moneth next and whosoeii within this towne 
that is a p'prieter to any of the sayd f eilds shalbe negligent to make 
vp and repayre his fence in that feild or feilds whereof he is a 
p'prieter by the sayd day shall forfeit for his neglect therein two 
shillings for eurie rode that he shalbe found defectiue and soe 
for a greater or lesser p'porcon accordinge to that forfiture, and we 
doe alsoe order and appoynt some of the p'prietors of each feild to 
veiwe and oiisee the sayd fence of that feild vnto which he is 
appoynted to veiwe and 5usee the same who shall diligentlie attend 
there sayd worke once everie moneth at farthest and of tener if they 
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p'portion of fence which none of the p'prietors will owne that then 
it shalbe in the powre of the sayd ouseers to Call the p'prietors 
togethers speedily that they may agree together about the settlinge 
of the sayd fence one him or them that ought to maintaine the 
same but if it soe fall out that it Cannot be found who ought to 
maintaine and make vpp the same fence then we order that it 
shalbe in the powre of the sayd ouseers to lay it p'portionablie one 
everie man for the p'vention of Damadge for this yeare And who- 
soeu shall refuse the determynacon of the sayd Ouseers and shall 
neglect to make vpp that portion [408.] of fence that is soe layd 
vppon them shall forfeit for their neglect heatin two shillings p' rode 
and soe consequentlie for a greater or a lesser p'portion as aboue 
sayd, and if the sayd veiwers and Ou'seers shalbe negligent hearin 
they shall forfeit for eurie neglect of thers two shillings all which 
sayd forfeitures to be levied by distresse. And wee further order 
that the sayd veiwers and Ouereeers ouer Euerye feild shall within 
six dayes after there sayd tymes of veiwing there seuall feilds 
returne vnto the select men of this towne what defects they find 
that soe the}' may be made to pay there said forfeitures who doe 
neglect to maintaine there sayd fences. 

The ouseers appoynted are these folio winge Augustine Clements 
Jonas Humphrye and nycholas Clapp of the great lotes and the 
lands therevnto adioyninge 

M"" Howard and Henrie Kibbey of the hill feild betweene M'. 
Jones and M' Blakes 

W"* Lane and John Butler of the feild by Joseph Farworths 
Hopestill Foster and Goodman Dyer of the feild behind there 
houses. 

Richard Leeds and Richard withington of the feild betweene 
them 

Tho : Andrewes and Th* : Bird of ther f eilde M' Patten and Rich- 
ard Baker of Twentie Aker lotes 

An Order for removinge of all Cattle out of all Come feilds 

It is ordered that all kind of Cattle horses mares Colts and all 
swine shalbe removed out of all Corne feilds in the sayd towne at 
or before the tenth day of the first moneth next. 

The 21"^ of the 2*^ moneth 1648 

It is further ordered and accordinglie puplished that the penaltie 
of twelue pence p* head shalbe levied by distresse of all that shall 
suffer ther Cattle to goe in any Come feilds from the sayd day 
vntill all Indian Corne be gathered and into house. 

It is Ordered that noe p'son or p'sons shall at any tyme or 
tymos fill or make sale of any timber or wood vppon the Commons 
of Dorchester to make sale of or to Carrie out of the sayd towne 
vnto other places vppon forfeit of five shillings for euerie load soe 
filled and Carried out of this plantacon 

Neither shall any that is not a Commoner in this towne fill or 
Carrie any from the Commons of the same to sell to any vppon 
the like penalties of five shillings for euerie load soe filled and 
Carried. 

[409.] An order about swine. 

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any p't of this towne out of mens p'ticoler indosure sbalbe sof- 
fitientlie yoked with stronge yokes viz the sword of the sayd yokes 
to be for swine of a yeare old and vpwards at least two foot longe 
and to be good and stronge and the shuttles or bowes that doe goe 
through the same to stand vpright aboue it at least six yncbes 
and all swine of aboue halfe a yeare old vnto a yeare old the 
swords of there yokes to be one foot and halfe longe at the least 
and there shuttles and bowes to be six ynches high as before and 
they are to Contynue there swine soe yoked as before vntill after 
Indian harvest next And wee also order that all vnder halfe a 
yeare old shall not be suffered to goe abroad because generally 
such litle piggs doe most spoyle in Come. And we also doe 
order that all hogges swine and piggs shall not be suffered to goe 
abroad at any tyme not beinge sumtientlie ringged and we Judge 
it to be suffitient ringginge of hoggs ^c when there ringes will not 
suffer them to turne and muzzell vpp the ground. And whosoeu 
shall suffer his her or there hoggs swine or litle piggs to goe 
abroad vnyoked or vnringged Coutrarie to this our order shall 
forfeit for euerie such hogge or pigge soe found foure pence to be 
levied by distresse And we order that if any Inhabitant within this 
Towne shall see any such hc^ge swine or pigge goe abroad Contrarie 
to .this our order it shalbe suffitient to goe and acquaint the owner of 
the sayd swine with it and the Owner of the sayd swine shall pay 
vnto him that soe acquaints him with it the saj'd penaltie of foure 
pence p* swine which if he shall refuse to doe it shalbe lawfull tolevie 
the same by distresse and sale of his goods to make payment 
of the same. And further we order if any such swine hoggs 
or pigges shalbe taken in any manes Corne or meadow or 
enclosuer and not being 5'oked or ringged accordinge to this order 
they that soe owne them shalbe lyable to pay damages but if the 
hoggs swine or pigs be yoked or ringged then the owners of 
the sajd hoggs shall inquire for the fence and whosoeu they be 
that ownes the same insufStient fence where the hogges Came in 
shall pay the damage and we think it the safest and peacablest 
way when any trespasse is done that the trespasse be veiwed 
p'sently to avoyd future Evills. 

the 13*^ of the 2* 1648: An order about stinttinge the 
Commons. 

Whereas the inhabitants of this Twone of Dorchester at a 
generall meettinge of the twone havinge voted that the Cowe walke 
within the three divissions should be stinted at Eight akers to a 
Cowe for this yeare. 

It is ordered by the select men that all those that putt any Cowes 
or heaffers vnto the heard doe give in vnto some of the select men 
a note in writtinge how many Cowes and heaffers they haue and 
also what land they put in for at or before the first day of the 3** 
moneth next vppon penaltie of Two shillinges a peece for there 
neglect and it is further ordered that if any Cowes be found vppon 
the Commons or in the heard Contrarie to this Stint they shalbe 
liable to such penaltie as the select men Judge meete : 

[410.] The 11 of the 11* 1647 an order about dogs &c. 
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distractions and disturbance is often occationed by the frequentinge 
of doggs &c into the hieettinge house from tyme to tyme Especially 
in the tyme of the pubiique worshep of god 

It is therefore ordered by the seaven men of this towne that 
henceforth noe doggs Mastifes houndes Carres of any sex of them 
shalbe suffered to Come to the meettinge house vppon any day that 
is a day for pubiique worship of god and — Whatsoeuer p'son or 
p'sones that shall after the tenth day of the last moneth ensueinge 
suffer his or her or there sayd doggs &c. to Come to the meettinge 
house vppon any day of publike worship shall forfeit for the first 
offence or neglect of theres six pence and for the second offence 
twelue pence and soe consequentlie to forfeit twelue pence p' tyme 
for soe many tymes as they shall offend hearein the same to be 
demaunded of them and if vppon the demaund they shall refuse or 
neglect to pay then it shalbe lawfuU to levie the same by distresse 
and sale of there goods rendringe to them the oii pliisse and the 
same fines to be bestowed by the select men about the meettinge 
house at there discretion. 

The 24"^ of the 3* moneth 1648 

It was voted by the towne at a generall meettinge of the Towne 
that the litle woods should be a place at the libertie of those that 
haue Oxen to rest there oxen there at nyght when they worke 
them p'uided they doe not putt them there before six a Clocke in 
the £ueninge and take them away by six next morninge and the 
Rockey hill by George Procters and rockes behind brother Clements 
is assigned in like manner for that vse Provided also those be 
carefuU to p'vent damage thereby by Eateinge vp the Cowes feed. 

It was also then voted that what worke was to be done about the 
makinge of the house for the oxkeep's should be ordered by the 
select men both for the doinge of it and payinge for it when it is 
done. 

It was voted then also that Richard way should haue a little plote 
of land neare vnto his house to sett a Cow house one it and a 
stacke of hay of about five rod of ground M' Glouer and Brother 
Brecke are desired and appoynted to lay out the same soe as it 
be not p'iudiciell to the way. 

John kinsley also desired libertie to set out his fence of that lote 
he hath bought of the Decons that was Prices vppon the rockes 
one the Sid next dead swampe for the savinge of fence his request 
was to be considered and veiwed by bro : Sumner and by brother 
Clarke and brother Clements they were to see the place make 
returne to the towne. 

Vppon the 2* day of the 4*** moneth at a like meettinge of the 
Towne the sayd veiwers did make returne of the same who afl3rm- 
inge the demaund was soe smale and the Commoditie of it to him 
was so great it was then graunted vnto him by a generall vote 
[411.] vppon the same day George Procter havinge desired the 
like favoure and libertie vppon Rockey hill by his house and lote 
there and havinge bine also veiwed it was then graunted vnto him 
by the like vote. 

one the same 2^ day of the 4^ moneth at a generall meettinge 
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It was voted by the maior p't of the p'prietors of the sayd necke 
that the sayd necke should be fenced. 

It was then Ordered by the sayd p'prietors that the sayd fence 
of the necke of land shalbe ordered for the place and directinge 
and setlinge of the sayd fence by 3 or 5 men who haue powre 
graunted vnto them by the sayd p'prietors to Chuse the place 
p'porcon the land by the acker one euerie man and to Charge the 
doinge of it one euerie man either by a rate or otherwise. 

It was also desired that Elder Withington Captaine Atherton 
and Joseph Farnworth myght be the men who were willinge which 
was also voted who are to order it as abouesayd. 
1 (3) 1648 

theise p'sents do beare witnes that the daye aboue said I henry 
withington of dorchester haue sould vnto John Birchall of the 
same towne the House plot that Late was m' Senssions with the 
Celler and the Land now Fenced Round by the afforesaid John 
Birchall estimated half e an acre or there about be it more or Lesse 
to be by him and his heires enioyed Foreuer And further that the 
aflfbresaid John Birchall and his heires and successors shall From tyme 
to tyme at al tymes sufficiently maintaine and keepe vp the said Fence 
Round about the afforsaid Land to saue the Foresaid henry and his 
successors from damage through any p* of that fence and it is 
moreouer agreed and consented vnto by the afforesaid John 
Birchall for himselfe and his heires and successors that neither he 
nor they shall sell or Lett the house and Land afforesaid vnto any 
p'son or p'sons but such as shall be aproned of by the Select men of 
Dorchester for the tyme beinge : witnes our hands the daye and 
yeare abouesaid 

Witnessed and Recorded Henry wrrmNOTON 

by John Wiswall the marke C of John 

moderator p' tempore : Birchall 

[412.] 4 of 10 1648: 

The accompt of the select men of Dorchester for the yeare 
abouesaid giuen in vpothe daye and yeare abouesaid as FoUowes — 

1 Imp' for a 10^* Rate by them Receaued was thus disbursed. 

2 for Certaine distresses taken vpon breach of order. 

3 for certaine other bussiness about grants of Land we declare 
what wee haue done as m. Robert Thornton case : we only gaue 
advise to set it vp with submission to the Townes censure and 
pleasure about it when they heard of it but no Leaue at all 

for bro Harris buildinge we haue opposed it as not knowinge 
him to haue sufficient ground to set it vp without further Leaue 
from the Towne. 

the daye abousaid a Complaint made by Rodger clap that M"^ 
Butler hath incroached vpo tiie high waye betweene vs and Rox- 
bury : that it maye be Looked into : 

13 (4) 1648 
The day aboue Captaine Atherton: vpon his Request had 
granted and giuen vnto him a comer of Land adioyneinge vnto a 
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priuilidges and advantages therevnto : belonginge (only) with this 
p'uiso : that henry Cunliffe and william Pilsbury maye fetch pott 
water which is to be vnderstood that they are to make vp the 
Fence after them from tyme to tyme soe that no damage come by 
their meanes 

Jo: WISYTELL 

8 (11) 48 John Blake demand what might be set for him for 
damage cattell beinge there against order of 12^ head 

[413,] 4 of 10 48 

at a generall meetinge the Towne did vote that the number of 
their select men for the yeare ensuenge should be but 5 and ac- 
cordingly did chuse the daye and year abousaid. 

Captaine Atherton 
John Wiswall 
John Glover 
Rodger Clapp 
Thomas Joanes 

Baliffe 
John Smith 

Raters 
George Weekes 
Hopestill Foster 
John Eingsley 



Sup'visors 
Edward Brecke 
Joseph Farnswoorth 

3 of 11 mo. 48 the select men gaue order that Richard Baker 
haue his warminge pan taken vpo destresse for not mendinge the 
waye by M" stoughtoii house he promisinge to Redeliuer it at our 
Demand witnes his hand 

Richard Baker 

8 (11) 48 

the select men accompted with m' Butler and by the witnes of 
George weekes and John smith it appeared that m' Butler had 
acknowledged all paid but about 14* but for peace sake and to take 
awaye all occasio of complaint from m' Butler though we saw no 
iust ground m' mather and Edw. Clap patience considered: we 
Remitted 20" on m" StoughtS accompte and do acknowledge 1 : 19 
= ii due the daye aboue said and at that tyme did tender vnto 
liim if lie could make any damage appeare due to him for non 
])ayemt we would satisfie him but we well p'ceaued not any due 
but his demand was 5' : but we conceaued if any thinge was due 
it would be due to m' mather and so concluded the 5' should be 
tendered to m*^ mather 

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[415.] 12 (9) 49 the Returne of Edward Brecke and William 
Blake senior beinge Requested by the select men of dorehester to 
Laye out the waye for John Greennwaye from John Hill house in the 
great Lotts in Dorchester vnto pyne neck as Followeth 

We declare that by Comissio from you Raceaued we did appoint 
the high waye First from John Hill house to Rune vpon a straight 
Lyne on the north side of the great Lott that Late was John Phillips 
vntill you come to the east end of the great Lotts and soe it goes 
on a straight Line vpon the south side of the land that Late was 
AllexanderBradfords vntU it come to the Marsh and then it tumes 
vpon the said Land to the Marsh side vntill it come to the Meddow 
that was AUexand and so is Rnnne vpo a straight Lyne vnto the 
pyne necke : (and all alonge the path is to h^ a Rod and halfe 
broad) witnes our Hands the day and yeare abonesaid. 

Edwabd Brecke 
William Blake senior 

At the Generall Towne meetinge the 2* of the 10*^ 1650 the se- 
lect men then Chosen are 

M' John Glouer 
>^ Leiftenant Clapp 

;; Ensigne Foster 

Sergeant Clarke 
John Smyth 
Bayleif e then Chosen is James Humphry 

S"p''^""» iS':^^ 

C MrJoanes 

Raters Chosen are ) John Capin 

( Richard Baker 

[416*] At a towne meeting the 19 : 3 : 1651 It was uoted 
whether there should be a scoole In dorehester the major part pres- 
ent then did note that they would haue a scoole and a sooolemaster 
forthwith prouided 

The 4*** of June 1651 It was uoted at a towne meeting that the 
select men together with M' Jones and Deacon wiswall should 
forthwith treate and agree with M' henery Butler for to teach 
scoole in dorehester which was accordingly agreed on as it is at the 
end of the booke showed the agreem^ : 

The 4'** : of 4 : (51) it was the request of Leiftenant Clap ser- 
geant Clarke goodman Munings for a way to ther eight aker lotts it 
was then uoted whether they should haue the land at the end of 
there lottes next to Rocksbery bounds which was there left For a 
bye way it was granted they should haue the breadth of there lotts 
home to Rocksberry bounces prouided they procure a way for them- 
selues to there owne lotts : 

The same day Thomas wiswall requested that he might haue lib- 
erty of passage to his owne lott throw his owne fence on the side 
next the hygh way betwixt the pound and nico : boltons it was ' 

granted him a rode breadth for passadg next to the 9 goad of the 
captaines. j 

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14 (3) 49 : the select men of Dorchester yeiwiDge the house that 
Late was M' Tilliyes doe thinke fit to haue it sufficiently ground 
seeled and the Cellar Righted vp and the walls of the house horded 
and the Rooffe shingled: and desire Leuetenant Clap and John 
Smith to p'cure it done and p'mise them to discharge the ingag- 
ments for the doeinge of it in tlie seaventh mo : if Towne do not 
in corne or Cattell. 

John wiswall 

in the name and with the 

consent of the Rest 

Desayeres of sum p'tys to the towne. Rich, withinton for a litill 
land by his swampes 

Joh Barchalls for a litill land by it Edmund Browne : for a house 
plot gamaliell Baman for a litill land by his house 
Joh gill for sum medow : 

brother Lawrance Smith being Cunstable for the yeare 51 brought 
a holbard and a bill for the vse of the towne or towne watch 

9: 12 mo: 51 
It is agreed that Rob' Stanton shall keep the oxe : heard on the 
further side of Norponsit River and aboue the Cow walke the ,tyme 
of goeing out to be on the 10 day of the 3 month vntill the [ ] 
of October next they at their first goeing out to be deliu'red vnto 
him, and for his pay 2' a head to be payd at 2 paymt the one halfe 
at or w^ in one month after they be put to him and the other halfe 
at the end of the tyme. 

8 of the 1 mo : 52. 

It is agreed that Steven Hoping and Nicholas Gorge shall keepe 
the Cowes they ar to goe forth the 16 day of the 2* month and con- 
tinue keeping them vntill the 20 of the 9 mo: Steuen saitt 
it was 16 8 mo and for their pay to haue 30^ one third at the 
beging a second when the tyme is halfe expired and the residue at 
the end of the tearme. 

1 day of meeting 

Dorchester 8 of 10 mo : 51 : 
Goodman Moninges desireth to haue the land about his howse 
recorded : 

The men appointed to be the vewers of the fence about the 
Towne Fields in Dorchester for the year 51 

( for the great and little neck 

( Joseph Farnsworth and Edward Clap 

for the great lotes Nicolas Clap and John Smith to vew the 
fence thereof from the beginning of the fence at that p*. of th' 
great lotes called Captayne neck and so rownd by the rockey hill 
vntill you com at the west end of the Widdow Popes lote. And 
Abraham How and Rob* Pearse to vew forth downe to the river. 



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fof the field behind the captaynes neck 
Richard Witherington and Richard Curtis 



for the field behind M'. Johnes 
John Capin and Henry Cibby 



for the field behind M'. Mathers 
Deeon Wiswell and Ensigne Foster 



for the field behind Tho : Wisweli 
Tho : Wiswell and Isack Johnes 



for the field behind Richard Hawes 
Nicolas Clap and Tho : Andrues 



for the 20 acre lotes 

Thomas Burd and James Humferis 

2 day of meetenge 

12day of the 11 mo: 51 _ 

To give notice vnto the Cunstables to pay Willm Endian 20' for 
cilling a wolfe within 1 mo : 

to repairing of the defects of the meeting howse wall to be clap- 
horded Edmund Browne desirerth 6 foot in brodth of ground behind 
his howse 

John Minot desirerth a little land to set his stone wall vpon. 

b'. Johnes intreated to speaice with brother Smith about powder 

Bro Blake and Bro ho ward are deseyered to bu}' a Cow for Ed- 
mund Browne : a Cow is bought of R. Witheringto for 4". 10*. 
and deliued to Edward Browne according to agremt. 

M' Butler desireth that the scole rate may be gathered with 
the towne rate. 

b' Clements desireth that the way to his howse might be recorded 
as bis p'rietle and how far the extent shalbe. 

It is agreed between the select men and b' Tolman that hee shall 
take Henry lakes child to keepe it vntill it com to 21 yeares of age 
&c and therefore to haue 26^* and to give securitie to the towne 
and to teach it to read and wright and when it is capable if he 
lives the said b' Tolman to teach it his trade 

further agreed if it dies w*^in 2 monthes b' Tolman is to retume 
21". if die at one yeares end b' T. is to retume 18" if within 2 
yeares wide he is to retume 11" if it die before 3 yeare be ex- 
pired then he is to retume 6". This Covent with the bond of 
b' Tolman ar both mad and agreed vnto. 

It is agreed among the select men that Captayne Artberton 
shall give out bills to such p'ties as the towne is indebted vnto. 

9 of the 12 mo: 51 

To be commended to the consideracion of the Towne who must 
beare 20' that was layed vpon the Elders in the Cunterey rate. 

b' Woodward desireth a little ground to set his barne vpon in 
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DOBCHESTEB ToWN R&OQBDS. 307 

To know the miDd of the plaDtation whether they will give a 
little land at Yneatie in consideration of makeing and majntayning 
a way their by John Gills &c vnto such as will vndertake it and so 
free the towne of aney charge or damage their by for eii. 

To advise with the towne about one to be chosen whom the 
towne shall thinke meete to record such thinges as are to be 
recorded in th' new Towne bood [book?] that a more p'fct record 
may [be] kept and continued vndefased for the good of the planta* 
tion. 

To advise with the towne about Cow kepers 

the 8 day of the 1 mo : 52 : 

b' Blake to give the Cunstable notice to wame the InhaMtance 
for the choseing of Deputies. 

The men agreed vpon to goe the boundes betwen Branterey and 
Dorchester according to the order made in that cause ar Richard 
Witherington Willm Robenson and Willm Tresoot 

The men agreed vpon to goe the boundes betwen Roxbury and 
Dorchester and Dedham and Dorchester aecoixling to the said 
order ar John Minot Willm Clarke and Willm Sumner. 

Generall Cort Order about Swyne* 

Memorand. that Captayne Artherton and M' Bates are to 
p'uid for the relefe of ould Bartholmu. 

the 10 of 3 mo: 1652: 

it is p' posed to the towne about deliiiing goodman Johnson 
powder or giving him a note. 

to p'sent the retumes of the p'rambulators to the towne 

It'm remayneing in brother Humferis hand dve I • 12 • 

vnto the towne J 

Memorand. that b' Clarke being set downe 2 p'sons vnto the 
Cuntrey rate and is but one p'son he must be abated the next 
yeare 3' 9 for that mistake 

[417.] An Account of the Rates gathered In the yeare 1651 
For the Vse of the towne of dorchester 



It. scoole Rate 30-00-00 

It. towne Rate 20-00-00 

It. Rate for powder and the castle • • . 35-00-00 

It. Rate for the garison debt . . . . 24-00-00 

some TotaU 109 - 00 - 00 
Disbursed as f olloweth : 

U s d 

To m" hallett as dew to her husband . • 19-10-00 

It. to her 40" allowed by the towne for spoile > ^a r^ /v/v 

in his books j uz - uu - uu 

It. to Alee pope for laks child 3" 14* and for ( ^ . /v . ^^v 

cloths 10- i 04-U4-UU 

It. for glasse For the meeting house . . • 01-12-00 

It. to John Smith For wood for m' hallett . . 01-10-00 

It. abated and of those removed out of towne \ r.^ ^m r.» 

noted not to pay . . . . J va-i4-u/ 



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It. to m' phillipB of boston for chardges In sute ) 03-07-05 

'for the Band . . . . . j " 

It. to Nico : Georg for the yeare 1650 . • 02-15-00 

It. to Tho : borch for Iron work for the meeting ) 00-04-00 

house J " 

It. to W~ Robinson for a wolfe killing . . 01-00-00 

It. to bro Clark for barthohnew . . . . 00-06-00 

It. to bro Dickerman For timber for the meetting ) 00-07-00 

house \ "* 

It. bro clark for 4 men for town buissnes spent ) 00-03-04 

at Rosbeiy .••••• j 

It, loss in come and peag 12* and earing com ) 01-08-00 

to boston 16* ...... j — - 

It. Timothy mather not paid . • . . 00-08-03 

It. to goody georg In part of 1651 . . • 00-07-00 

It. to captain danford for the garison and repayra- ) 84-08-00 

tions ,..•••• j " 

It. for a barills of pouder 8** : 10* and for lead \ -o i»r na 

4: 7: 6 • . f 1^ - 17 - Ub 

It. to deacon wiswall for towne debt as by bill ) 03-09-00 

appears | 

It. to Thomas wiswall 1 : 2 : 6 to m' Jones 3 : 

3:4 

It. to elder minott for wood to m' hallett • '. 00-03-09 

It. to bro. Conliff for cutting wood for bartlemen 00 - 01 - 06 

It. to the ponds and blackman for work at) nn u nA 

meeting hous | 00 - 14 - 04 

It. to bro. clark For m' hallett . . . . 01-03-04 

It. for repairing the pound by brother Clarke . 01-15-00 
It. more for laks child . . . . • . 00-16-00 
It. to Ensigne Foster as by bill appears • 04-09-00 

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It. to Rich baker 6 : 2 and bro. 

callicott for a holbert 5* 
It. to an Indian for a wolf of ' 

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Itm. to Peter Lyon for a wolfe . . . 1-00-00 

Itm. for worke which brother Clarke did at ) ^^ 9 OO 

the Scole howse and tymber and Carting ) - - 

Itm. vnto brother Dickerman for more ) aa 7 /• 

boultes by brother Clarke . . | uu - / - b 

[418.] 1 of the 10 m* 51 At the meeting for the Choys of 
towne officers for the yeare insewing there is Chosen for Select 
men 

Captin Athertun 

William Blake Sen' 

M' James Bate 

M' Joanes 

M' Howard 
Supemizers of highways 

Henery Cunlife 

Thomas Trote 



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Superuizers of the way to the neck 
John Butler 
Nicholas Clap 



Raters 



John Capen 
Thomas Dickerman 
William Sumner Sen' 



for a Baylif e 

Bichard Haale 

This 14 of the 4 mo : 52. 

Memorand to take order that the bridge goeing to sea Conke may 
be made before the first of the 7 mo : or els we lye vnder a fine. 

Steven Hoppinges note of layings out about the church howse 
and fence to be p'sented vnto the Decons for further Considera- 
tion. 

To speak with the Captayne about some difference in the Cow 
order. 

Conserning the goodes of Ould Bartholme we conceive that those 
goodes which he borrowed or otherwise made vse of ar first to be 
restored 2^ that what hath been expended for kepers and tendance 
of him in the tyme of his sicknesse Coffen and grave makeing to 
be payd out of what he hath 3^ what els remayneth may be to 
whomsoeu he hath bequeathed aney thing. 

for the notes of them that ar behind and haue not payd their 
rate to the ministers we conceive such as ar members their neglect, 
rather concerne the Cognicance of the Church then the towne for 
non members it is conceived that a warrant be got from som of the 
ma'" to dystrayne. 

MemoranS. tiiat we call the towne together to chuse a Commis- 
sioner to ioyne with the select men to make a rate for the Cuntrey 
and to goc to Boston &c according to order. 

Memoranci that the towne be spoke to for Bob* Stantons pay ac- 
cording to order. 

The 13 : of the 7 mo : 42 : 

It is ordered by the selectmen for the tyme being that the 
seuall owners of the Cowes in the Cow heard shall pay for the 
keepeing of each cow vnto the heardsmen and for bull money after 
the rate of three and nine pence a head and fower heffers 2' 6^ a 
head. 

[419.] The 8 day of the 6 mo : 

It is agreed by and betweene the Select men for the towne of 
Dorchester for the tyme being and Roger Billinges and Henry 
Woodward of the same towne that the said Roger and Henry shall 
make a bridge over the river of Norponsit in the way leading from 
Dedham vnto Rehoboth sufficient and stronge the said bridge to 
be in bredth fower foote standing vpon three sufficient trussells 
being three foote high betwen Sie ioyntes or their abouts, and 
duble brased, the peeces that lye over to be very well pinned and 
f astned also a rayle on either side about twoe foot and a half e high 
from the bridge. In Considerration whereof they ar to haue five 
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each side the bridge they are to be paid lor over and aboae — to 

which agrement we haae subscribed our handes : 

Rob* Howabd with the 
consent and in the 
name of the rest of the 
select men 

BooEB Billing 
Henbt H Woodward 
his marke. 



This 2^ day of the 9 mo: 52 sister Oeorge being payd as appear- 
eth by a note given to tfa' Constable the some of 55' there rest in 
her hand and Dve vnto th' towne the some of 15' : 

[4!30*] An account of the disbursmts of a rate of one hnn- 
derid poundes gathered in the year 52 for the vse of the Towne of 
Dorchester by Tho. Swift and A : How : 
Inprimis to Insigne Foster for the Cullers 

bought in England and som worke done at the 

Sooolehowse 

Itm paid to Richard Witherington as p'te of a 

Cow price which Edmund Browne had . 
Itm paid to John Wiswall for som lyning ould \ 

Barthol had and some hordes for the meeting [• 

howse ; 

Itm paid to John Smith for worke done at the^ 

meeting howse and helping the Joyner and >• 

earring som tymber . ... . } 
Itm paid to Willm Clarke for worice aboot the 



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memoranci of 1 : 5 of this 8 5 to b' Clark was 
desbursed by b' th Swift for nayles for th 
scolehowses and wood for Bartholmue 

Itm paid to Lawrence Smith for charges about ^ 
Ales Lake childeren 4*: 6* for warning the 
Inhabitants to meete when the Cuntery rate 
was to be made 3' : 6"^ wrighting out a Coppie 
of a Cort order 2' and for ^e Elders rate to the 
Cunterey*^ 

Itm paid to Richard Evans for worke done about 
the Scoolehowse 

Itm paid to Captayne Davenport for pay for the 
Souldiers 

Itm paid to Sister George for p'te of the last' 
yeare and this yeare with 15" resting in her - 
hands Dve to the towne the some of . 

Itm to John Popes wife about Ales Lakes childeren 

Itm to John Minot for a locke and hindges for ) 
the Seoole howse J 

Itm Willm the Indian for killing a wolf e 

Itm paid to Richard Hall for clapbord for the ) 
Seoole howse j 



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Itm paid to Willm Tresoot for carringe wood 

Itm paid to M'Peck for glasse for the Scoole howse 

Itin to Willm lerland for worke aboaght the ) 
Scoole howse | 

Itm to Edward Blake for a load of wood for ould 
Barthol 

Itm to John Smith for more worke done abought 
the meeting howse • . • 

Itm to brother Capin for wrighting out a Court ) 
order ....... J 

Itfn to Wm Betts for Stoppills for the great Gunes 

Itii to brother Smith for earring Captayne Dav- "^ 
enports corne to the fdrther end of the neck > 
V : 6*, for earring corne to Boston 1* : 3* tot. ) 

Itm to brother Wm Blake for tymber to mend ) 
the high way J 

Itm to brother Swift for a quier of paper to lap 1 
vp the nots for Ma*" : . . . • ) 

Itm for earring Captaj'ne Davenports come to Mill 

Itm for a barnll of fine powder . • • . 

Itm for a payer of bullet moulds . 

ItifT killing of 5 wolves 3 to Indians and the 
to Abraham How the younger ... 

Itm paid to M' Glouer 1^ that he laid out 'about ^ 
H Lakes childeren also for trespas done in the I 
Indians come by the towne bull 3' also to | 
Bichard Woodes for worke done on the pulpit | - 
in the meeting howse 3* 4* also in^eu'all somes 
laid out abought the busines of Tompsons 
^sland 1^ 10- 

Itm paid and to be paid to Tho : Tolman for the ' 
bring vp of Henry I^akes child according the 
covenf|,nt recorded th ^ some of • . 

Itm p'mised to be paid for drawing an4 record" 
ing the covenant with brother Tolman 2" and 
for the bond for p'formance thereof l"to Ro : 
Howard . . . . . . . 

Itm paid by Edward Brick vnto John Smith for ' i 
Carridge of and for seu'all sortes of nayles 
about the meeting howse 

Itm paid to Willm Weeks for wrighting out the ' 
three divisions. The lootes at the Neck of 





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book of records 13 pages 

Itm paid to Rob* Howard for recording the 
same with a towne order for the way by John 
Gills and covenant with him for the mayntayn- 
ingthereof_ 

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so their rest Dve in their handes 
u • d 

the some of 1 : 11 : 5 
Their is allowed by the towne at a generall meet- ' 

ing this 28 of tiie 9 mo. 58 vnto Tho : Swift u ■ d 

for come that haue shranke in his hands which y : 10 : 

he received for the townes vse as a free gift 

thesumeof ^ 

he not taking notice at the delivering out, (when 

called for by the towne,) what it had shumke, 

now brought it into accompt vnto the select 

men as it is said before it is allowed him as a 

free gift 

rest dve in their handes 

U I d 

the some of 1 : 1 5 

this 19^ (9) 55 bro Swift gaue in an accompt vnto the Select men 
then beinge of the Remainder of the Rate being 1-1-5^ hauenge 
by order paid it vnto bro Smith for the towne* vse and the Summe 
afforsaid is to be put ypo bro Smith accompt and he to be aquite : 
this 19"* (9) 55 bro Foster accepts of 3" from^ 

bro Gurnel in Lether for So much Due to him 

from the Towne which the Towne was to paye 

him For Leiuetcnant Hudson of Boston to 

whom 80 much was Due from the Towne for 

the Deputyes Dj-et in the yeare 1654 



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Theise p'sents bynd me Thomas Tollman of Dorchester myne 
heires executors and administrators to paye vnto the select 
men of Dorchester for the vse of the Towne in the yeare 
1656 witnes my hand this 19* (9) 55 The summe of Fyue 
Poundes tenn shillinges Thomas Tolman 

memorandum that the words (vpo demand) were put out in 
both before signinge : 

These p'sents bynd me Thomas Tollman myne heires executors 
and Administrators to paye vnto the select men of dorchester For 
the vse of the Towne in the yeare 1657 the summe of Fyue 
powndes tenn shillinges witness my hand this 19'^ (9) 55 

Thomas Tolman 

Receiued of these bills aboue written of Thomas Tolman 
Inp'mis the towne forgaue him .... 
It. payd vnto Nicolas George the 30 : 1 : 58 
It. payd vnto Robert Stanton .... 
soe then remaine Due of these bills aboue ) 

written vnto the towne . . . . j 
It. payd vnto nicholas George the 8 : 9 : 58 : 
soe their remaines Due from Thomas Tolman but . 

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t 
At a meeting for the eho3'se of towne officers for the yeare in- 
sueing their is chosen for selectmen. 

Captayne Humfery Atherton ^ 

W™ Sumner sen' 
Rob* Howard 
Thomas Johnes 
Ensigne Foster 
Surveyors for the high wayes 
Richard Leeds 
Willm Turner 
fortheBalife 
brother Gumel 

Raters 
Sergent Capen 
Thomas Wis well 
Sergent Clarke. 

The day and year aboue said being the 29 day of the 9 moneth 
«52 it is voted that Rob* Howard shall haue a little spot of land at 
the Comer of his garden where their is a sawing pit and next the 
land which he bought of the towne being abought the quantie of 
three roods more or lesse. 

The 13 day of the 10 mo : 52 

Memoran*^ to desier a stay of the Inhabitance to chose a man 
to receiue the voluntary coUextion for mayntaying of scoUers for 
such vses and mdes in a law of the Generall Court Oct. 9 : 52 
page th 1. 

Itm to p' pound to the towne what they will doe about a Scoole. 

Also to advis with the towne about the choyse of a clarkc of 
the writs vntill b' Wiswell returne agayne. 

The 21 day of the 10 mo : 52 at a Generall towne meeting it is 
voted that Elrler Mi not Elder Witherington and Ensigne Foster 
should take the volentary collection of the Inhabetance of the 
towne of Dorchester for the mayntenance of the President certaync 
Fellowes and poore ScoUers in Harvard CoUedge according to a 
Court order October 9 : 52. 

the same day it was voted that the Select men should provide a 
Scoolemastev for the towne of Dorchester this p'sent yeare. 

the same day it is voted that Rob* Howard shalbe Clarke of the 
writts for the towne of Dorchester vntill Deacon Wiswals returne 
from England 

[423.] 25 of the tenth month 52. 

It is agreed by and between the Select of the towne of Dorches- 
ter for the tyme beinge and M'. Henrey Butler that the said Hen- 
rey Butler shall keepe scoole in the towne of Dorchester from the 
next second day being the 28 of this instant month vntill the first 
of may following and for the said tyme of Scooleing he is to haue 
tenn poundes. 

The 10 day of the 11 mo : 52. 

Memoran** to p'pose to the towne about another sute in Cort for 
Tompsons Island, to p'pose to the towne the sale of Bartholmews 
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314 Cmr Document No. 9. 

At a Generall towne meeting the 18 of the 11 mo: 52 it was 
voted (without aney Contra dissent appearing) that their should 
be an indeavoring to obtayne Tomsons Hand agayne by an other 
sute in Court. 

The same day it was voted that Lefetenant Clap Ensigne Foster 
and brother Richard Collicot should manni^e the businesse about 
the said sute in the behalfe of the towne of Dorchester. 

Meeting of select men this last day of th 12 mo : 52. 

A letter coming from Dedham about land in controversie in the 
runing of the lyne between the two townes to be proposed to the 
towne the next Grenerall meeting. 

new officers to be chosen for waites and measures. 

To brother Wm Blakes the younger and brother Dauenports 
motion abought paying for the cowes in th heard &c ( at p'sent) 

that for the tyme past we see nothing to the contrary but they 
must pay ; for the tyme to com we intend the next towne meeting 
to p'pose it to the towne. 

To p'pound to the towne abought a rate of 50" for castle scoole 
bridges and other thinges. 

The captayne and Ensiyne is desired to take som care abought 
watch for the townes vse. 

To p'pose to the towne abought ould Bartolmis howse w'ther 
brother mead may have graunt to by it or not, there was a vote 
agaynst the sale theirof on the 7 day of the 1 mo : 52. 

We the select men for this p'sent yeare 52 &c. conseive it meet 
that the order for yoking and ringing swine made in the yeare 48 
shall stand in forse for this yeare onely the word that by that or- 
der was to be aboue is now to be below. 

To p'poee to the towne about foulding of the sheepe by the ox 
pen: 

The men appointed to be the vewers of the fence for the seOall 
fieldes in Dorchester for this yeare 52 and p'te of 53. for the great 
lootes Nathaniell Glover and John Minot to vew from the begin- 
ing of the fence at that p'te of the great lotes called Captaynes neck 
and so round about Rockey hill vntill you com to th west end of 
widdow Popes lote and Tho : Tilston and Tho : Trot to vew forth 
downe to the river. 

[424.] for the 20 acre lotts 
Richard Baker 
Willm Clarke 
The field on the back of M" Stoughton 

Richard Leeds and Hugh Patten 
The field behind M' Joanes ; 

William Weekes and Thomas Burch 
The field behind Tho : Wiswalls 

Joseph Famworth and Tho.: Wiswall 
The field behind M'. Mathers 

Tymmothy Mather for his father 

George Dier 
The field behind Richard Hawes 

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Hichard Hawes and 
Jasper Rush 
For the necke of land 
Lef etenant Clap and Nicolas Clap 

To speake to the Constable to wame all the freemen to meete for 
the choyse of new Maiestrates and the planters inhabtanee for other 
businesses that the select men haue to p'pose ynto them on the 
next second day being the 7 of this first month. ^ 

Dorchester the 7 day of the 1 mo : 52 or 53. It is voted that 
Austyn Clement shall haue a p'cill of land lyeing on the south side of 
his land that he bought of M"^ Makepeace and on the north side of 
John Capen 's lote in way of exchange for a p'cill of land at the 
heather end of the same bought of M' Makpeace neere the gate M' 
Joanes Wm Blake sen Wm Clarke and John Capen is appointed to 
lay it out. 

It is also voted the same day and at the same meeting that Rich- 
ard Collicot Leftenent Clap Thomas Joanes and Wm Clarke shall 
confer with our bretheren of Dedham as in Answer to theire letter 
and make returne theirof to the towne 

It is also voted the same day and at the same meeting that a rate 
shalbe made of fiftie poundes for thevse of the towne. 
The 14 day of the 1 mo : 52 or 53 

It is voted that whereas Walter Harris desireth a little p'cell 
of land, p'cill of the garden belonging to Fiistes howse, and which 
he form'ly haue enioyed, to by the same, it is by vote lejPt vnto the 
select men. 

[4250 19 ^^y 9^ the 1 mo : 52 or 58. 

An order to be published abougbt cowes &c. goeiiig on th Com- 
ons without sufficient keepers. 

a warrant to the raters &c 

brother Mosel^yes note for worke and tendance abought ould 
Bartolmew to be considered it being 12% to be paid by 5i Coun- 
stable out of the towne rate. 

Dorchester the 25 day of the 1 mo : 53. 

That w'as their was a conference with some of our bretheren of 
Dedham abought the land in difference between this towne and 
that, accordfng to former order, and returne theriof made accord- 
ingly by these bretheren appointed far that service it is this day 
voted that Lef etenant Clap and £nsigne Foster shall wright a let- 
ter in the behalfe of this towne in answer to their letter as also 
their demandes at the said late conference, and on the 28 fol- 

lowing at a gen'all towne meeting the said letter or answer of this 
towne was red and voted to be sent in the townes name, wi^out 
any contra dissent. 

The 9 day of the 3 : mo : 53. t 

Memoi*an^ that thet balife haue notice to bring in an account of 
the tovrne rate what be. hath gathered and what remayne on the 
Selept means next meeting being tbe secimd day of the 4 moneth 
next. 

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The 22 of the 6 mo : 53 : 

It is ordered that Henry Cunlife and John Blake shall ioyne 
with Nicolas Clap to vew the fence at and abonght the neck of 
land as also the high way according to order 

The 14 day of the 9 mo : 53 

Memoran^ that the balife haue notice to giue in his account to 
Ensigne Foster on the next second day abonght 10 of the clocke 
in the forenoone at sister Georgis. 

to acquaynt (he towne abonght the land which m^. Hutchersons 
agents haue taken away fix>m som p'ticuler men who had it by 
graunt from the towne. 

brother Sumner is appointed by the Select men to p'hibit cutting 
of wood by non comonners at Sqnantoms neck by an order vnder 

their handes. 

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[426.] An account of the disbursm*" of a rate of 51 : 3 : 
gathered in the yeare 53 : for the towne of Dorchester by John 

Gurnit baylife, 

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Inprimis paid vnto Mj Henry Butler for keeping ) 

^coole j 

Itm paid to Henry Cunlife for the high way. 
Itm paid to Roger Billing for a loade of wood " [ 

and ould post for M' Hallit . 
Itm paid to Sergent Hall for the charge of the 

action agaynst M" Haukins for non paym't of 

the scoole rate 2* 10* sawing tymber and cart- 
ing 9' post makeing mending and setting of 

fence 4* in tote. 
Itm paid to Sergent Cappyn for Millitajy 

Commissions 

Itm paid to Captayne Atherton for makeing and * 

casting of bullets for the towne 
Itm paid to Ensigne Foster for match and f or 2 ' 

wolues . . . . . . . 

Itm paid to Roger Billings and Ileniy Woodward ' \ 

for makeing the bridge ou norponsit abonght 

Dedham 

Itm paid to Richard Withington for two lods of 

wood for Ould Bai1;holmue ... 
Itm to Sergent Capin for wrighting a Cuntery' 

rate 2' : 6** : for a load of wood for the watch- 
men 3' for allowance for as much as the afores'd 

16' : 6 is not to be paid in kind 1' tot • 
Itm paid to Captayne Davenport for the garrison 

at the Castle 

Its paid to Rob* Howard for casting vp the'^ 

seuall somes of maney^'ticuler mens estates 

when the Cuntery rate was made over and 

aboue that dayes worke when the Select men 

met together for that end 2* : 6 f or engrossing 

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Dorchester Town Beoords. 817 

2" : 6* for recording towne orders in the new I 

Towne booke in page the 21 and 22 one shilling 

and for paper a good while since for the townes 

vse 7* in tot — . • • . . . .J 
Itm paid vnto sister George the som of . . 3 : 10 : 

Itm paid vnto Goodman Mosely for attendance ^ 

vpon ould Bartholmy in the tyme of his sick- >• : . 12 : 

nesse the some of • • • • • J 



Suma 48 : 7 : 1 

rest dve in the balifes hand — 2 : 15 : 11 



19**^ (9) 55 51 : 03 : 00 

It paid by John gornett to John Smith toward ) 00 • 18 • 00 

meeting house reparaise . • . . j 
It. paid by John Gumell to m, butler 10* which i 

remaind due to m' butler when he taught >• 00 : 10 : 00 

scoole ....... 3 

[437.] The 28 day of the 9 mo. Anno 53 at a meeting for 
the choyse of towne officers for the yeare insueing their is chosen 
for Select men. 

Captayne Humphrey Artherton 

Richard Baker 

Richard Leeds 

M' Patten 

Leeftenant Clap 

Baylife 
John Wales 



Raters 
Sergent Capln . 
John Minot 
John Smith 
Surva3'ers for the high wayes 
as also the neck of -land 
Lawrence Smith and 
Richard Witherington 

For as much as at the last Geiiall meeting the day and yeare 
abouesaid theb was offence taken that the Record of the disburs- 
m** of the towne rates for the yeare 52 and 53 was not so punctuall 
as was desired and conseived to be the neglect of the Select men 
then a being which som of vs confesse might haue ben more 
playne had it ben minded ; a greater fait would it haue ben if their 
had ben no record at all, as in the yeares 45 : 47 : 48 : their is none 
in the booke to be found. 

If their wer in those yeares aney disbursm** the directory made 
and agreed vpon the 24 of the 10 mo. 45 requier a faithful! dis- 
charge theirof vpon record. 

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318 Cirr Document No. 9. 

is coDseived meete that bills of layinge out by aney,* and brougbt 
in to the Select men to be allowed be a playne, and each p'ticnler 
thing to be distinctly set downe, with the disbursm' for the same, 
els not to be received, that so the record of the same in the towne 
booke p'sentid vnto the towne at their Generall meeting for that 
end may be accordingly to the satisfaction of the Inhabitants of 
the same. 

Severall votes past the day and yeare abouesaid which ar entered 
and recorded towards the beginning of the booke in page the 70 
and 77. 

[438.] Dorchester 

The 4' of the tenth moneth Anno 54 At a meeting for the Choj'se 
of Towne officers for the yeare insueing their Chosen for Select 
men 

Lefetenant Roger Clap 

M' Nathaniell Patten 

Deacon John Wis wale 

Ensigne Foster 

M' Tho. Joanes 

Raters 
Sergent Capen 
John Minot 
John Smith 

Sup'visers of highwayes 
Lawrance Smith and 
Richard Witherington. 

Baylife 
Thomas Burd. 

An acountof ratts comitted to the constabls for the year (86) 
Daniel Preston, preserued capin, for to colectt 

1. s. d 

It. a county rate, mony amounting to the some of 16-7-0 

of which ratte, payd by constabel preston in) 

mony j 09-10-0 

and by preserued capin payd in mony • . . 06-14-6 

and by abattments 00-02-6 

the whoU a mounting to . . • . 16-07-0 

which mony was payd to John Usher, tresuarer, 

by John breck, as bj' the tresuarera resaitt, on 

fille may appear : 

It. a schoole rate committed to the dame consta- 1 

bels of j 17-15-00 

of which rate payd by constabel preston to m' f 

parpoint . ) 07-00-00 

and payd to m" flint 5". and to the selectt men ) 

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and by abatment to constable preston of rats) 
that cold not be got .... J 

and to m" flint 

p%yd of this Schoole ratt by constable preserued 
capin to m' parpoynt .... 

and to the select men (which ^as by them payd 
m'. parpoint 

and by abatments of rats, that cold not be gott 

and to m" flint, for m' parpoynts diet 



0- 1- 6 
00-9-0 
03 - 10 - 00 

1 - 10 - 
0- 3- 6 
2- 1- 



the whoU amounting to £17-15-00 



a Contry ratt committed to the same Constabls of "^ 
which was payd into the tresurrer John usher as 
by his discharg, appears which is on fiUe ' 



31-2-7 



20 - 17 - 


1 


2- 5- 
1- 2- 
0-12- 
0-13- 
0- 8- 






8 



2- 5- 5 



0-10- 



atowne ratte committed to the same Constabls ) 

to collectt, amounting to the some of . | 

of which, payd by Constable Capin to williaml 

somner, due to s* somner, as depety . j 
to iohn bird for rnning lines .... 
to standfast foster for runing lines . 
to Samuel clap, for wood to the poore 
to eldar blake towards recording 
to James bird, for what was dou to him on ac- ) 

count . ) 

An account of the rate made the yeare 1655 for the Vse of the 
towne. 
and payd by constable preserued capen to will ' 

Deene for killing a wolfe ... 
and for seuarell ratts that cold not be. gotten, r ^ ah 

abated, j "-^-li 

and to [ ]eflferett, for a wolfe . . . 0-10-0 

payd of the towne rate, by Constable Daniel^ 

preston to nathan bradly, for work attthe meeting V 3-16-1 

howse 3 

to m" foster, for Land taken out of her lott for ) i « 9 - 4 

a hyway ) 

to franses ball towards his releef . . • 1-10-0 

to capt breck 1-2-6 

to Roger billings for runing a line . . • 0-12-0 

to timothy tillstone 0-3-0 

to William sumner 1-0-0 

by abatments for rats that could not be gotton . 0-3-1 

to Samuel pelton for howse rent for frances ball. 2 - 0-0 

to fVanses ball 0-6-4 



[429,] This 10 of 7 55 agreed by the Select men of Dorchester w"* 
bro William Pond for the ground seelinge of the meetinge house as 
Follow**" the Foresaid william p'miseth by the 24*** of this month to 
Laye in place such timber as shall be needFul For the vse afforesaid 



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320 Crnr Docuhent No. 9. 

and that at or l>effore the 15*^ of the eight month next he will begine 
vpo the worke and finish it w***out delays if god giue Liffe and For 
his paynes to be Satisfied out of the Towne Rate in such as comes 
in at price Current which the select n^en p'mise to see him paid vpo 
accompt after 12*. the foote. * 

witnes our hands enterchandgably 

this agreement Failed sign- 

inge because bro. smith had 

p'mis'd to paye in quantety 

what the paye did want in 

qaallity. 

Beconed with Decon Gapm again this 4^ of December And all 
the aboue mentioned parcells . wheither of wood or mony, being 
roconed, as part of pay for the years eighty six ; eighty seauen 
and eighty eight, yet not withstanding there is due to me for my 
saUary for those tliree years more then twenty pounds. 

But Considering the frowns of prouidence upon his people here, 
I am willing to giue that in, and so doe acknowledge my self satis- 
fyd, and aquitt the towne of Dorchester from all further Demands 
of my sallarys for those 8 years, eighty six, eighty seauen and 
eighty eight 

as witnesseth my hand this 4^ 10" 91 : 

John Danfobth. 

a true Record of the discharg 
giuen by m' Danf orth, on file : 
examined and entred 
by Samuel Clap Recorder 

[Here the miscellaneous entries which began with p. 385 (our 
page 282 ante) end. There are no piages numbered 430 to 437 in- 
clusive, but the reverse of p. 429 is numbered 438. Then begins 
the regular record of the town with a meeting March 14, X686-7. 
The book continues to page 634 (pp. 635 and 636 being memoranda 
only, except the report on page 635 of a meeting held May 25, 
1719), whereon is part of the record of a meeting on March 9, 
1718-9. The remainder of the record is to be found in the second 
book, beginning on p. 194. The previous pages of that volume 
contain miscellaneous deeds and other town matters of an earlier 
date. — W. H. W.] 



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Dorchester Town Beoords. 



321 



GRANTEES OF MEADOW LANDS IN DORCHESTER. 

The following list oi grantees of meadow lands in Dorchester 
is copied by William B. Trask, of Boston, from the original, pnge 
31, of which a reduced fac-simile is here given. 

It is a rude map of localities, made probably not later than 1637. 

The names and quantities are given below. 

The Map of the Moddows beyond the Naponset riuer and how 
y' is allotted out. . 



1 


Squantoms 


[3]8 G. Dyer 4 a. 


2 mr. Hill 6 a. 


39 Eales, 


3 JoPhil[ips?] 6 a. 


40 w. Philps 6 a. 


4 m' Duncan 4 acres. 


41 Hanna 2 a. 


5 marshfeild 5 a. 


42 m' Piney 10 a. 


[^] 


Geoi-ge way 8 acr. 


43 Denslow 3 a. 


r 


HaU 4 a. 


44 wilton 5 a. 


'8' 


J. Knill 2 a. 


45 meinot 4 a. 


"9" 


R. Calicot 8 a. 


46 Pope 4 a. 


;0 M' Purchas 2 a. 


47 m' Hathorne 


11m' Richards 12 a. 


48 g. Picher 


12 J. Barber 2 a. C Mata- 


49 Rocket 4 a. 


13 Stev. ffrench 4 a. •< chusets 


[50] rositer 


14 m'Hill 5 a. (Rock. 


51 lumbert 6 a. 


15 m' Johnson 6 a. 


oi m' Egleston 4 a. 


16 J: Eales 4 a. 


53 Hart 4 a. 


17 Nich Vpshal 8 a. 


54 m'Branker 


m' Newbury v hows 


55 m'[?] Hull 6 [a] 


18 Caping 6 a. 


56 venner 6 [a] 

57 Brinsme[ad] 


19 Swift 4 a. 


20 J. Caping 2 a. 


58 H way 


21 J. walcot [?] 2 a. 


59 m' Tery 12 [a] 


22 Jo: Pierce 4 a. 


the next wilbe out of order. 


23 m' maru 6 a. 


R a rock poynting to the place 


24 m' maverick 


m' Way had marsh on both 


25 Jos: Holy 4 a. 


sides of y» 


26 Tho Jefrys 3 a. 


m' Tery. 


27 Roger Clap 3 a. 


60 J. wichfeild 4 a. 


28 m' Smith 4 a. 


61 m' Hosford 2 a. 


29 G. Gibson 2 a. 


62 m' Sention 2 a. 


30 W^. ffller 6 a. 


.63 J.Hull 6a. 


31 G. Gibbs 4 a. 


64 T. Dewis 4 a. 


82 J. 


65 T. Holcom 3 a. 


33 n. gillet 4 a. 


66 G. Phillips 5 a. 


34 Holland 3 a. 


67 w°* Hulbert 6 a. 


35 m' Hull 4 a. 


68 J. Heyden 8 a. 


36 T. J. more 4 a. 


69 mathews 8 a. 


37 


6 a. 


70 Grenway 8 a. 



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322 Cirr Dooument No. 9. 

71 m' Holman 79 T. Tileston 3 a. 

72 m' Parker 4 a. 80 Nuton 2 a. 

73 Ca[pt] Mason 6 a. 81 ancien Stoughton 6 a. 

74 R. Elwel 3 this runs vp between the high 

75 w. Rockwel 4 a. land & m' Rosciter 
+ aboue M' Rosciter ioyning 82 John Hill 4 a. j 
to him m' wolcot 14 a. next 83 m'' Tillie 4 a. ' 
m'' wolcot 84 Elias Parkman 4 a. I 

76 w. Gaylor 6 a. 85 El: Pomery 6 a. 

77 T. Hach 2 a. m' Stowghton 16 a. 

78 Henery Fooks 3 a. 



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TTie map oF-fhe meddows beyond ike Japonset 
riuer and how j/'^ts cdlatted. oujf:. 



m^Jtuican 4 acras 

S cu 

PJ Geortfe Ifqy 
8 cl: 

ff j JOhll 4 cL i 

It] J'::KklU ZcL i 

^] Jt: Cctlicot S 
I iO in}' lUrchas ZcL 
II ni^ jRicJuirds /Zct: 
/Z tT.JBctrber Z a: 
/3 Sieve, 'fff-ench 4cl 

15 mX Johnson. 6 a. 

16 J: £ales^ cL 

17 Mdi Tp^hoL 8 a: 



/8 mX Coping 

6 CL 

13 SicHh 4 a. • 
iO iT: Civpbztf Z a 

Zl J'lTTulcdtt^Za 

ZZ Jo: Pierc e, 4 cLt 

ZS jnX irurUT^ 6 CL 

Z4 m^ m^tve^'Lcik, 









.<it 



."k^^ 



mjcdjctcTiufeb 







ZS Jof' JSoh^ 4 CLt 
Z€ Xho: Jkif^e^^ 3 ctl 
Z7 Soqev Clcxp 3 a 
^ 7r^*^rttih 4 CL 
Z3 ^, Gibson. Zct 
SO • xjuan-flxUr 6(l: 






Copy rf Page 31 nf fhe Bardiestcr Tonn beards 
Ginn^ an. exAd reproduction of fhe tezdb ioModcm letters'. 



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index; 



Aldifl, 84, 94, 130. 

Aldrich, Aldridge, 28, 70. 

Allen, 7, 8. 

Andrews, 8, 13, 31, 33, 67, 81, 85, 100, 102, 106, 

107, 132, 158, 173, 175, 204, 212, 230, 241, 

260, 263, 279, 299, 306. 
Aspinwali, 61, 286, 297. 
Atherton, 30, 33, 85, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 49, 50, 

62, 53, 54, 67, 59, 60, 61, 63, 86, 93, 94, 98, 

99, 102, 106, 110, 113, 115, 126, 127, 143, 
„^ 159, 160, 163, 169, 197, 206, 237, 243, 244, 
t-W 271, 282, 286, 287, 292, 294, 296, 302, 803, 
/ 306, 307, 308, 313, 316, 317. 
Avery, 80. 



Bacon, 195, 196, 199, 201, 202, 203, 205, 

211, 212, 216. 
Badcock, 94, 98, 103, 107, 111, 147, 214. 
Baker, 48, 75, 88, 91, 99, 103,106, 108, 109, 

115, 118, 121, 122, 142, 148, 150, 158, 

167. 170, 171, 175, 176, 192, 197, 198, 

200, 201, 203, 207, 212, 213, 215, 221, 
223, 230, 232, 234, 235, 238, 230, 244, 

246, 247, 248, 250, 252, 255, 257, 267, 
272, 276. 279, 284, 285, 288, 294, 298, 
303, 304, 308, 31-J, 317. 

Ball, 119, 177, 220, 236, 237, 247, 261, 319. 

Barber, 39, 250, 253, 284, 321. 

Barchalls, 305. 

Barge, 237. 

Barnard, 243. 

Barret, 274. 

Barlholoracw, 18, 214, 287, 307, 308, 309, 

311, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317. 
BaBcomb, 8. 
Bass, 164. 
Bales, 15. 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 

35, 48, 50, 61, 62, 76, 78, 142, 283, 284, 

294, 307, 308. 
Batle, 214. 
Batten, 67, 91, 92, 97, 90, 115, 117, 149, 

253, 272. 
Beale, 235. 
Beaman, 90, 92, 238, 241, 242, 243, 245, 

247, 305. 
Belcher, 70. 90. 
BclMngham, 28, 31. 

Benham, 1, 11, 15, 26, 28, 31, 33, 37. 

Betson, 284. 

Belts, 311. 

Beverly, 185. 

Biggs, 28, 30. 

Billings, 104, IS'., 

166. 171, 18.-, ] ^'j, 
206,208, 21', j:l 
246,249, 25<i, j.hi 
277, 279, 28(1. :::•■■, 

Birch, 98, 125, 1 r-. i l- . 51, 153, 158, 159, 
168, 169, 17J:. I :■■, I 2, 192, 193, 194, 
219, 229,24! - ' I. 

Birchall, 302. 

Bird, 67, 71, 72, 75, 81, 83, 85, 90, 91, 100, 
109, 112, 114, 117, 119, 121, 126, 127, 
132, 135, 136, 139, 149, 150, 152, 153, 
157, 158, 164, 167, 176, 183, 192, 197, 

201, 207, 208, 210, 211, 212, 214, 215, 
217, 219, 222, 224, 226, 227, 229, 230, 



l':'^, 131, 140,141,145, 
^'?, T'l, 193, 199, 202, 
iv:-. ■.:J9, 230, 239, 240, 
J >9, 260, 263, 267, 
), 316, 319 



207, 



114, 
162, 
109, 
222, 
245, 
269, 
299, 



310, 



,33, 
286, 



239, 
246, 



163, 
204, 
243, 
270, 

160, 
214, 



103, 
128, 
156, 
200, 
216, 
232, 



235, 238, 242, 244, 245, 248, 250, 255, 256, 
262, 263, 265, 267, 268, 269, 273, 276, 276, 
277, 279, 280, 298, 306, 318, 319. 

Bishops, 287. 

Blackman, 67, 96, 102, 109, 112, 121, 145, 148, 
150, 151, 156, 175, 183, lb8, 191, 202, 207, 
215, 222, 232, 245, 254, 255, 267, 276, 277, 
308. 

liJiiki;. ^. .,-.,::;*, ^n-, Mi, iu,, 4J.,I6, 62, in, -i^. 
b'iy , fl7 , 72. 7^, 76, 7S, 79 , SI , 8S, 84, 8ti, gK 90 , 
&2, 99, 94, fla, 97, 9S, m, 101, 106, 107, lOO, 
no, 111, 112. 114, 116, 117, 119, 12-.% 123, 
128;^ 130, 14(*. 145, US, UK. 152, IM, ir>4, 
I5S,1ftfl, 361,162, 166, 563, 169, 170, 174, 
17S, ITS. Ijju, 154, 18T, im^ 204, 209, 210, 
Zn, 2Vu 210, 218, 220, 221, 223, 224, 227, 
228, 223, 2ft4, 235, 23(1, 240, 244, 247, 250, 
2^2. 2->e, 2o7, 2S8, 261, 2tSi. 264, 266, 267, 
2aB, 271, 272, 27a, 275, 277, 278, 283, 284, 
SS5, :^, 2ST, m2, 294, 2-^7, 298, 299, 303, 
30i, SiitJ, fi07,3^, a;j, 314, 315, 316, 319. 

BolTOO, fesT, 122, 130, Ififl, Ifl), 163, 164, 165, 
Itifl, lrt7, no, 171, 173, 177, 179, 186, 194, 
202, 211, 212, 219, 226, *J7, 228, 234, 239, 
241, *2U. 247, 2^, 2e2, 272, 304. 

Bo*t<m, 6, 54, fiS. 67, 9S, 115, 118, 119, 130, 
lai, 147, 165, im^ 169, im, lOl, 163, lOO, 
192, 194, lli8, 211, lilfl, 2-^1, 233, 252, 254, 
2n'1, L1>T, 3(18, ETO, ail, 312. 

T!i:M;,-iii . ,'i, 2.SS. 

BowJiiT, li^ , 06, loa, 119. 

Bradford, 46, 68, 76, 304. 

Bradish, 152, 159. 

Bradley, 135, 148, 161, 182, 195, 196, 209, 212, 
215, 230, 236, 237, 239, 240, 241, 242, 246, 
247, 263, 254, 260, 261, 262, 270, 272, 273, 
274, 280, 319. 

Braintree, 49, 63, 70, 85, 90, 91, 102, 103, 107, 
125, 140, 141, 163, 164, 166, 169, 187, 188, 
191, 194, 205, 206, 230, 239, 264, 265, 276, 
296 307. 

BraokPT, 10,' 19, 23, 24, 25, 241, 321. 

Bray, IM, l&S. 

lift ck, 34, 3^, S7, 49, 50, 53, 67, 58, 72, 74, 76, 
7S, 79, R3, S6, 91, 92, 96, 98, 101, 103, 183, 
191, 197, 211, 214, 215, 220, 221, 225, 226, 
22T, Wit 230, 232, 235, 237, 246, 248, 249, 
250, 251, 254, 255, 257, 258, 262, 263, 264, 
265, 20(1, 237, 268, 269, 270, 273, 274, 275, 
276, '277, 278, 301, 303, 304, 311, 318, 319. 

BridgUMfiittr, 25T. 

B^ldtfri^3in, 173. 

Pr-— ',^jm. 

r , -. ?, 10, 18, 37. 

liiuwu, ^*u, kl24, 227, 237, 261, 272. 
Browne, 81, 115, 200, 246, 260, 271, 272, 305, 

306, 310. 
Buck, 259. 
Bullock, 30. 

Burge, 217, 235, 245, 253. 
Burges, 237. 
Burr, 283. 
Bursley, 7. 
Butler, 25, 28, 30, 37, 40, 62, 53, 69, 61, 76, 79, 

106, 120, 176, 294, 290, 302, 303, 304, 806, 

309, 813, 316, 317. 



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324 



Index. 



Batt, IM, 181, 186. 

Caine.OS. 

Cambridffe, 130, 196, 217. 

Capen, Oapin, 2, 8, 14, 16, 17, 10, 26, 27, 28, 
90, HI , 85, 50, 60, 83, 85, 80, 00, 01, 02, 03, 
VH, t^T. 08, 101, 102, 106, 107, 110, 111, 112, 
IN. 116, 117, 118, 119, 12a, 124. 126, 128, 
129, 130, 131, 132, 184, 135, 136, 137, 138, 
mh 141, 143 ^44 14S. 147. 148, 140, 152, 
2:^3,144,165 s..,. I -r, IrtH, 160, 162, 164, 
155, 166,167. h'^, l^i>, 170, 171, 172, 174, 
17fl, 178, 179 1^11, ]><2, 183, 184, 185, 186, 
lUf^, •», 191 J, M^^, }^h 196, 196, 198, 
3W , 01, 20 ;, 2(^, 205, 206, 208, 210, 

SU 12, 218 ^ ;215, 21 IS, 217, 218, 219, 
sail. 21, 222. .^i, iiifi, ^M, 227, 228, 229, 
231. J2, 233 :i4, ^Vo, ^^, 239, 210, 241, 
^a::^ 45, 24( , J47, 24H, '^iiJ, 251, 252, 253, 
2:u, ^57, 25$^. - it*, 2fti", 261, 262, 264, 267, 
. 268, 269, 270, 11], at^, *iT4, 276, 276, 277, 
278, 279, 28£f, J8l, m% *235, 288, 304, 306. 
309, 311, 313. ai5, am, 917^818, 819, 820, 
321. 

Carribee Iilandi, 147. 

Carter, 13, 160. 

Cartwrlght, 137, 170, 171, 180, 181. 

Cbatidlc^r, 151, t!13, 233, 250. 

OInptta, 137, 133, 158, 100, 206, 200, 228, 236, 
aas, 253. 

Charleatown, 236* 

Cbeney. 225, 2-Jtt, 230, 261. 

Cbub, 185, llr2, ITO, 

Clap> 14, i*, 21, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, SI, 32. H), 
Sb, 31, K>, 44, 48, 67, 60, 70, 71. 12, T:i, :.:», 
76, 79, T«, ao, SI, 87, 88, 89, «l, ttl, 9.^. KS, 
04, 96, 90. m, 119, 103, 106, lOT, 1«>«, HI, 
llX 113, lU, 115, 116, 118, il^, 124, 126, 
126, 128, V2% 1112, 134, 13:>, liS6. 14Lt, nr,, 
14«. H% U\, 152, 153, 161, 155, 157, 158, 
Ifll, 162, 164. Ift5, 166, 167, ^i\\ 1«>h ITO, 
173, 174, ITtf, 178, 180, 181, 184, 15o, J 87, 
188, 19U 1^32. 1113, 195, 196, 197, 201, 202, 
303, IKH, ^'Od, £07, 208, 209, 210, 211, 213, 
214t 215, 21«i 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 223, 
215, 237* t:K U^'O, 230, 238, 234, 236, 336, 
iJ3&, aiii, 241, 244, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 
252, 253, 2^, £;J6, 257, 258, 259, 260, 262, 
263, 264, 2<kJ, 207, 268, 269, 270, 272, 273, 
276, 276* 277. 278. 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 
2S4, 285, -im, 238, 295, 302, 303, 304, 305, 
306, 300, 31 J, Zlb, 316, 817, 318, 819, 320, 
821. 

CbLpp, 5,9, 10. 57, 0", Hfi, v% ^:, tH3, tja, 98, 
101, 102, 103, im, 110, 117, 157, 210, 244, 
275, 292, 204, 201*, 2u, 3113, 3<i4. 

Clarke 43, 80, 83, 170, 171, 174. 176, 308, 310. 

Clorkf, 7, P, Bl, 37, 43, 44, 48, fitt, 5a, 67, 67, 
m, 70, 72, 73, 75, 7(1, 79, 80. 81, 85. SO, 87, 
88, eo, Oh 03, 03, 04, 06, «T, 100,100, 110, 
116. 148. no, 173, 221, 2&9, 20 J, 2^>7, 298, 
301, 304, 307, '.m, 310, 313, 314, 315. 

Clomqot, 15, 16, IT, 18, 26, 30, W 62, 76, 78, 
10^, 147, 14S, lfi5, 15a, 162, 104, 167, 168, 
170, ITr!, 174, 175, 180, 1S3, 1S4, l&a, 203, 

Clements, 296, 209, 303, 806. 
Coddington, 9. 

Collacott, 7, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 26, 26, 31, 
33, 40, 44, 45, 69, 76, 78, 106, 120, 141, 142, 
307,314,315,321. 

Collins, 130, 131. 

Concord, 178. 

Coninffham, 282. 

Conliffe, 67, 98, 308. 

Cooke, 7, 8, 14, 18, 26. 

Comisb, 284. 

Coundly, 69. 

Crane, 70, 90. 

Creek, 1, 8, 17. 20, 34, 62, 146, 147, 270. 
** Hutcbinson, 48. 



Creek, Smelt Brooke, 67, 104. 

" Way's, 100. 
Crebore, W. 
CunUffe, 68, 808, 808, 816. 
CnrtU, 67, 71, 89, 144, 806. 



Danfortb, 67, 180, 267, 264, 266, 274, 275, 320. 

Daniel, 06, 108. 

Daniels. 100. 

Davenport, 69, 71, 85, 96, 109, 119, 121, 123, 
124, 136. 137, 138, 139, 140, 149, 151, 153, 
158, 169, 161, 164, 168, 169, 171. 172, 175, 
178, 179, 186, 196, 197, 218, 219, 229, 234, 
235, 242, 243, 259, 270, 277, 308, 310, 311, 
814. 316. 

DATie, 64, S3, 98, 264. 

)*r:sriiv -liVi, 819. 

1 N.,i Stunt, c.^ 69, 68, 69, 80, 84, 86, 91, 103, 107, 
loB, III), 117, 118, 120, 124, 126, 134, 140, 
144, l.Vi, 166, 168, 179, J*"^ ^««. 191, 192, 
lOU. 194, 200, 202, 203, J - 218, 221, 
229. 2.7::, 233, 253, 254, L-t _ ■, 278, 279, 
aw, 2^2, 284, 307, 809, 314. 01 ., ;U6. 

Deeble, la, 14, 81, 32, 88, 40. 4^. ]iJO, 286. 

Jtiiisnujck, 12, 18, 14, 16, Itt, 17, Ifi, 28, 31, 
120. 

Demonzaday, 232, 263. 

Deneson. 262, 271, 272, 878. 

Denslow, 2, 11, 16, 282, 821. 

Dewey, Dnce, 0, H, 12. 215, S21, 

Dickcrman, 30, 42, luti, :iuS, 30&, 

Dorchester, 1, 13, 14, S.^^, 24, 26, 20, 34, 36, 37, 
30, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, JO, 47, 43. 50, 54, 57, 
68, 60, 04>, in, {^2, o:j, 6i, fi^, 60, 67, 68, 70, 
72, 78, 74. 7^, 70, 70, 80, 84, ^^, 87, 88, 80, 
00, 01, \tl, 04. ^t, m, &7, OSJ, li«, 104, 105, 
107, lOfi, 1(19, no, 1J2. 11^, 115,116,117, 
118, 110. TJO, IJ^, 123, 124, liiJ), 126,128, 
120, 130, 131. Ul, 133, 134, loO, 137, 138, 
140, 141, 142, 14^i, 140, 1,^2, 1 ili, 155, 156, 
157, 169, 160, laj, 104, 165, Ittfl, 170, 171, 
172, 177, 176, ISl, 182, lU^ IHS, 191, 192, 
193, 194, 200, 204, 2t>5, li09. 213. 216, 219, 
220, 224, i^iO, saii, s;i5. :^a. ^JO, 249, 251, 
262, 26,7, 256, 2,iT, ^i=(, 2ai, 2it5, 270, 2n, 
274, 270, 2TG, 277, 27o, iT^, ^I, 282, 289, 
291, 292, 293, 294, 296, 297, 298, 299, 301, 
302, 304, 305, 807, 809, 310, 312, 313, 314, 
316, 316, 318, 819, 320. 

Dorcbcftter house, 166. 

Duncan, 2, 7, 12, 13, 16, 16, 17, 18, 10, 23, 24, 
26, 29, 33, 84, 36, 38, 41, 44, 52, 63, 57, 58, 
106, 199, 282, 286, 287, 288, 297, 321. 

Dyer, 2, 16, 16, 17, 20, 21, 25, 27, 29, 30, 32, 
60, 67, 79, 85, 96, 103, 106, 116, 121, 149, 
160, 168, 294, 299, 814, 321. 



Eales, 14, 16. 17, 18, 19, 80, 43, 282, 321. 

Edwards, 113. 

Egelstone, 2, 6, 10, 321. 

Elder, 113, 140, 164, 187, 191, 206, 213, 220, 

227, 231, 237, 244, 254, 268, 271, 274, 282. 
Eliot, 86. 

Kllr n, 7fl, 121. 12», 148, 162, 177, 277. 
li\V\r. 7IJ, 21K5. 2U, 233, 250, 253. 
msvi^ll 7. 2*^, 28. 29. 31, 32, 42, 322. 
EnElariEl, U4, I9'i, 297, 310, 313. 
Ea^l^l^ti. New, 43, 57, 58. 
England, Old, 63. 
Evan ft, 71, 81, 0(», 101, 103, 163, 161, 196, 203, 

206,220, 240. 253, 269, 810. 
Evf^nd, 202, 211, 227, 238, 244, 247, 260, 263. 
EverlnLrtrtTi, 2il, 247, 271. 
Everutt, 248, 310. 
Exeter, 53, 297. 



Fairbanks, 190. 200. 

Falrweather, 210. 

Farrington, 143, 184, 193, 104, 206, 218, 232, 

233, 238. 253, 272. 
Fambam, 106, 287. 



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Itoiflwortli, 21, 23, 81, 82, 88, 89, 48, 60, 67» 

09, 75, 76, 79, 80, 81, 87, 88, 91, 92, 98, 

, 106, 148, 176, 294, 298, 299, 802, 303, 305, 

314. 
Fawer, 15, 35, 46, 106. 
Fenn, 31, 89, 108. 
Fenno, 104, 113, 123, 147, 213. 
Ferry, 226. 
Field, Bast, 3, 6, 10. 
North, 3, 6, 10. 
South, 3, 10. 
West, 3, 6, 10. 
Filer, 4, 6, 8, 10. 11, 13, 16, 16, 321. 
Fisher, 80, 82, 106, 107, 110, 113, 115, 116, 118, 
124, 126, 128, 132, 136, 136, 138, 144, 148, 
168, 169. 237. 
Flint, 174, 175, 180, 182, 183, 184. 186, 188. 

195, 196, 200, 201, 203, 208, 210, 213, 217, 
221, 223, 227, 228, 233, 235. 236, 237, 238, 
239, 240, 243, 245, 249, 250, 251, 263, 318, 
319. 

Flood. 15. 19, 25, 28, 30, 120. 

Fookes, 14, 3'i2. 

Ford, 1, 3, 5. 6, 10, 11, 12, 14. IS. 16, 17, 22, 3i. 

Foster, 28, 30, 45, 62, 67, 70, 72, 76, B<>, 82, 83, 
86, 88, 00, 02, 95, 96, 98, lUO, 101. TO^, 1(H1, 
107, 103, 109, 111, 112, 113. 115, 117» 118, 
119, 120, 124, 125, 126, I'Ja, 13^. 13S, 3r{5, 
136, 139, 140, 141, 144, 146, U^, U% IdD, 
151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157. 158, ino. Ifll, 
162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 16S, IBy, IIO, ITl, 
172, 173, 174, 177, 178, 1TS>. \m ISi, 183, 
185, 186, 187, 188, 191, ]y2, \%\, 194^ ^^5, 

196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 2ai, liOJ, £v>5, 206, 
207, 208, 211, 212, 215, 216, 217, 222, 224, 
225, 227, 228, 230, 232, 2 i3, 2^, 239, 240, 
243, 244, 245, 247, 248, 249, 250, 254, 255, 
258, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 269, 
270, 271, 273, 274, 276, 278, 279, 284, 292, 
295, 299, 303, 304, 306, 308, 310, 312, 313, 
314, 315, 316, 318, 319. 

Frances, 158. 
French, 9, 70, 821. 
Fry, 8. 
FuUer, 214. 
Funnell, 181, 212. 



Gallop, 1. 

Ctomett, 82. 

Onrnfley, 71. 81, 82,86, 132, 131, 1415, 137, 138, 
J44, 145. U^ iBa, \m, \V^, Itie, 199, 214, 
'ja,7, asa, 263, 269, 270, 277. 

OnyUrd, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, la. 16, 19, 20. 

Oaylqr. 25. ja, 27. 20, 31, 322. 

Geori?t,v 6St, 60, 61, 69. 70, 72, T^t 79, 81, 91, 
97, 111, 116, 13J. 133. 135, liU, 144, 151, 
152,157, IW. 164, 166, 17ft, 1T[, 172, 173, 
ITfi, 177, 179, 182, 136, 193, 13 i, 195, 199, 
202. VIOO, 21 [. %\% a A L'A tT., 236. 240, 
241, 241, 245, 24 (t, 247, 241, 2.VJ, 254, 261, 
'ilia, 3fiS, 271, Til, 305, 308. 31U, 312, 316. 

ClibbB, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, lU 15, 26, 53. ;i2l. 

ailiJiOii, 10, 15, !«, 1^, 20, 21, 26, 28,29,30, 
34. Lr. ,,76, Uj6, 208,254, 

2aJ. :- •......- ... .. ^-.►r, 321. 

Gilbert, 15, 25, 26, 30. 120. 

Gill, 70, 90, 93, 94, 96, 100, 102, 103, 104, 111, 
123, 157, 236, 250, 305, 307, 311. 

Glllett, Jcllott, 11, 17, 18, 35, 321. 

Gingine, 76, 79. 

GinjloD, 58. 

Glover, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29,34, 35, 
38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 60, 52, 63, 57, 67, 72, 75, 
78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 89, 106, 108, 153, 
161, 182, 201, 209, 218, 2'25, 239, 240, 243, 
253, 262, 267, 271, 272, 273, 277, 283, 286, 
288, 301, 303, 304, 31 1, 314. 

Goad, 114, 129: 

Goad, a Lincblnshlre measure of ten feet, 8, 
6, 9, 18, 14, 19, 26, 28, 83, 84, 42, 45, 69, 
304 

Ck>okin, 132. 

Gore, 94. 



Gomell, 67, 70, 71, 82, 86, 98, 146, 146, 162, 
153, 167, 168, 170, 174, 180, 201, 203, 205, 
207, 219, 236, 312, 313, 316, 317. 

Goyte, 1, 11. 

Grant, 1, 6, 10, 12, 62, 96, 121, 139, 167, 168, 
lft9, 173, 183, 189, 191, 207, 214. 

Greene, 178. 

Greenwich, 274. 

Grenaway, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 16, 17, 25, 26, 27, 
30, 33, 58, 79, 106, 286, 294, 296, 304, 322. 

Guile, 240, 262. 

Gulliver, 53, 68, 67,70, 73, 76, 78, 90, 102, 103, 
107, 157, 229. 

Gunn, 9. 



Hale, 83, 136, 146, 148, l.'i3, 156, 162, 165, 166, 
167, 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 179, 180, 182, 
185, 186, 188, 191, 193, 196, 198, 199, 200, 
203, 204, 206, 209, 211, 213, 214, 218, 219, 
220, 222, 223, 225, 227, 235, 249, 250, 252, 
254, 257, 258. Bee note, page 201 . 

Hall, 7, 69, 71, 72, 76, 79, 82, 87, 88, 92, 96, 

102, 103, 104, 112, 113, 114, 117, 119, 122, 

124, 128, 129, 130, 140, 145, 146, 155, 165, 
178, 183, 261, 262, 263, 266, 268, 270, 273, 
274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 280, 281, 282, 283, 
284,310,316,321. 

Hallett, 307, 308, 316. 

Hancock, 242, 246. 

Hannum, 13, 14, 16, 24, 321. 

Barker, 131. 

Harris, 302, 316. 

Hart. 1, 16, 321. 

Hatch, 10, 31, 39, 48, 49, 322. 

Hathorne, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 20, 28, 31, 321. 

Hawes, 21. 24. 27. 31, 32, 48, 75, 76, 78, 96. 

103, 105, 114, 132, 148, 150, 158, 164, 178, 
183, 191, 193, 197, 200, 202, 212. 216, 222, 
237, 238, 239, 255, 262, 264, 267, 269, 274, 
276, 278, 280, 283, 284, 287, 288, 294, 306, 
314, 315. 

Hawkins, 26, 30, 33, 36, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 62, 

87, 106, 316. 
Hayden, 1,9,11,15,30,322. 
Heath, 75, 78, 79. 
Hemraenway, 85. 
Henshaw, 158, 164, 168, 207, 216, 223,228,230, 

247, 248, 255, 259, 263, 264, 266, 278, 283, 

284 288. 
Hewens, Uuens, 98, 150, 160, 161, 171, 184, 

213, 214, 227, 238. 241, 263. 264, 265, 267,. 

277. 
Hicks. 130. 
mil. l, 5. 1:^. 15, 16, 18, 19,28,30.33,34,37,. 

4:!, 5^, 7t}. 79, 106, 125, 147, 151, 155, 159,. 

206, ill. 229, 237, 253, 259, 304, 321, 322. 
Hilla, Uhu'. 34, 84, 85, 98, 99, 102.103, 104, 113, 

in, IIH, 124, 129, 136, 147, 160, 169, 177, 

] SI, rul, 195, 206, 229, 230, 236, 244, 250,. 

-:,7, 2i^, :fl9, 270, 276. 
Hil], IVu-h, m, 219, 220. 
mil, great, 14. 
Hill, Rocky, 17, 18, 29, 36, 63, 60, 61, 62, 64, 

125, 127, 133, 168, 183, 187, 190, 213, 295, 
301, 305, 314. 

Hillys, 79. 

Hims, 144. 

Hingham, 63. 

Hix, 129, 195. 196, 236, 256, 267, 274. 

Holbrooke, 76, 133, 136, 137, 138, 140, 243, 24?. 

Holcombe, 9, 12, 296, 321. 

Holland, 18, 21, 22. 25, 26, 27, 30, 37, 42, 44„ 

47. 50, 61, 67, 67, 75, 76, 78, 85, 91, 106^ 

297,321. 
Hollard, 9. 

Hollaway, 82, 194. 196. 
Hollet. 32. 
Holly, 9, 321. 
Holman, 7, 10, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 26,20, 31V 

33, 39, 41, 46, 46, 47, 60, 61, 63, 76„81,.106|. 

120, 206, 280, 286, 322. 
Holmes, 103, 109, 132. 
Homan, 24. 



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Homes, 114, 121, 133, 130, 140, 141, 142, 144, 
160, 151, 152, 153, 154, 157, 158, 160, 164, 
165, 166, 160, 175, 191, 200, 202, 207, 212, 
225.244. 

Hoppln, 60, 61, 128, 140, 142, 158, 170, IH, 
176, 177, 181, 186, 197, 208, 223, 224, 272, 
273, 305, 309. 

Honly, 217, 221, 222, 229, 238, 230, 243, 244. 

Hosford, 3, 4. 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 321. 

HoAkiDCH, 2, 3, 4, 6. 

Houghton, 243, 256. 

How, 67, 91 , 93, 95, 109, 144, 147, 162, 164, 197, 
216, 243, 250, 255, 259, 263, 267, 276, 305, 
310, 3U. 

Howe, 69. 

Howard, 46, 52, 54, 56, 67. 61, 62, 63, 64, 68, 
6J, 79, 106, 130, 149, 258,274, 292. 294,298, 
299, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 316. 

Howchin, 106. 

Hoyt, 2, 3, 5, 6. 10, 11. 

Hudson, 70, 111, 118, 129, 156, 190, 193, 195, 
202, 212, 237, 272, 278, 312. 

Hnlbert, 1,9,15,296,322. 

Hall, 1, a, 4, 7, 0, 13, 15, 16, 17, IS, 29, 30, 32, 
37, 39, 47, 321. 

Humphrey, 24, 27, 30, 46, 57, 67, 76, 78, 83, 
85, 91, 96, 100, 103, 106, 114, ll»i. 122, 129, 
132, 145, 146, 164, 170, 171, 174, 176, 191, 
195, 197, 198, 248, 249, 255, 256, 263, 265, 
268, 269, 276, 277, 279, 285, 299, 304, 306, 
307. 

Hunting, 253. 

Hutchinson, 22, 23, 31, 04, 05, 100, 120, 316. 

Ilea, 5. 

Indian Field, 9. 

Indian hill, 18. 

Ingha rHingham], 63. 

Ipswich, 34. 

Ireland, 59, 76, 79,311. 

Island, 36. 39, 40, 44, 69, 72. 

Islandi*, (.;arribee, 147. 

Island, (Jastle, 52. 

Island, Rhode, 274. 

Island, Tompson, 72, 311, 318. 

Island, Toinson, 36, 39, 40, 69, 71, 96, 101, 104, 

1U5, 112, 118, 181, 289, 314. 
Island, Wheelbarrow, 141. 

Jackson, 161, 236, 241. 

James, 211. 

Jefferys, 6, 10, 166, 321. 

Jellet, 17. 

Johnson, 1. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 16, 17» 18, 75, 78, 79, 
2:i5, 307, 321. 

Jones, 12, 15, 19, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 35, 
.38, 39, 40, 41, 48, 49, 52, 53, 57, 59, 67, 71, 
75, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 8S, 91, 93, 94, 
06, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 
108, 111, 112, 114, 117, 119, 120, 121, 124, 
126, 128, 132, 136, 139, 141, 145, 148, 149, 
150, 151, 158, 161, 162, 164, 167, 173, 175, 
184, 188, 192, 197, 204, 207, 208, 209, 211, 
213, 215, 216, 219, 222, 224, 226, 227, 228, 
230, 234, 236, 237, 239, 240, 243, 244, 246, 
247, 248, 249, 250, 252, 253, 255, 260, 263, 
26t), 267, 268, 269, 270, 275, 276, 278, 279, 
283, 287, 288, 292, 294. 296, 298, 299, 302, 
303, 3U4, 306, 308, 313, 314, 315, 318. 

Keane, 64, 81, 82. 

Kellond, 178. 

KoniDn, 67. 

Kibbey, 39, 40, 67, 85, 285, 297, 293, 306. 

Kiraberly, 15, 27. 

Kingsley, 31, 67, 70, 76, 79, 90, 100, 119, 296, 

303. 
Kinsley, 26, 27, 31, 43, 63, 294, 290, 298, 201. 
Kuell, 21, 321. 
Knight, 7, 8, 30, 120, 134, 135. 

Lake, 67, 69, 70. 75, 83, 93, 99, 109, 121, 128, 
134, 139, 148, 149, 151, 167. 198, 304, 306, 
307, 808, 310, 311. 



Lancaster, 192. 

Lane, 28, 31, 50, 76, 79, 106, 236, 299. 

Lawrence, 103, 143, 160, 168, 170, 179, 200, 

237, 238, 240, 245, 274. 
LcadbetttT, 82, 100, 128, 131, 141, 173, 192, 201, 

202, 203, 204, 212, 213, 214, 222, 223, 225, 

229, 237, 239, 243, 251, 253, 262, 264, 269, 

270, 271, 277, 278, 280. 
Leavitt, 7, 8, 13, 26. 
Leeds, 12, 40, 46, 67, 76, 76, 78, 79, 91, 96, 103, 

104, 109, 111, 119, 121, 124, 127, 129, 132, 
140, 145, 147, 148, 155, 158, 164. 167. 170, 
171, 175, 180, 183, 191, 194, 196, 197, 201, 
202, 207, 211, 213, 222, 22^3, 226, 228, 234, 
240, 244. 248, 254, 255, 256, 267, 200, 27 r, 
272, 273, 276, 277, 279, 2J8, 299, 313, 314. 
317. 

Leverett, 171. 

Lewis, 24, 233, 237, 273. 

Lippincot, 42. 

LUchtifld, 247, 258, 274. 

Long, 101, 115, 148, 150, 153, 155, 167, 168, 

169, 177, 179. 180, 187, 195, 197, 213, 216, 
242, 245, 250, 258, 274, 282. 

Looke, 28, 48, 50, 91. 
Lovell, 2, 7. 

Ludlow, 1, 2, 11. 16, 17, 18, 19, 114. 
Lugg. a measure. Bee note, page 17. 
Lurabert, 16. 28, 31, 321. 
Lyon, 72, 141, 178, 181, 188, 214, 216, 224, 242, 
263, 272, 308. 

Makeocace, 15, 19, 21, 26, 31, 32, 43, 46, 60, 
62, 76, 78, 79, 106, 120, 190, 297, 315. 

Marblehead, 134, 135. • 

Mare. 155, 235, 242, ^45. 

Marsh, Fresh, 17, 22, 43, 47, 51, 59, 117, 118, 
119, 278. 

Marsh, Great, 2, 16, 18. 

Marsh, Halt, 17. 

Marshall, 9, 34, 63, 297. 

Marshtield, 14, 34, 321. 

Martin, 24, 28, 80, 123, 150, 159, 245. 

Mason, 9, 150, 217, 235, 237, 245, 252, 253, 322. 

Massachusetts, 142. ^ 

Mather, 16, 25, 30, 42, 48, 63, 67, 69, 75, 79, 82, 
85, 87, 89, 91, 93, 96, 98, 99, 100. 102, 103, 

105, 1U8, 109, 112, 114, 116, 12i7ifi:i, 126, 
127, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 145, 148, 150, 
155, 158, 159, 161, 162, 163, 164, 167, 169, 

170, 176, 177, 192, 197, 198,212,213,214, 
216, 219, 221, 226, 248, 2.>5, 264, 265, 267, 
268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 276, 279, 294, 3u3, 
306, 308, 314. 

Matthews, 9, 322. 

Maudesley, 25, 38, 106. 

Maverickc, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 8, 19, 26, 32. 

Maxlleld, 93, 98, 100, 103, 108, 119, 124, 127, 
132, 142, 151, 159, 166, 169, 173, 212, 215, 
225, 230, 233, 240, 248, 253, 256, 267, 277, 
280, 284, 285. 288. 

Mayhew, 61. 

Meade, 27, 69, 70, 101, 109, 114, 116, 123, 128, 
135, 140, 144, 150, 152, 158, 161, 175, 197, 
207, 314. 

Mekens, 94, 95, 98, 100, 102, 103, 104. 

Milton, 113, 116, 117, 123, 125, 136, 140, 144, 
150, 152, 157, 163, 166, 168, 182, 184, 191, 
192, 205, 209, 216, 229, 239, 240, 248, 255, 
256, 257, 264. 265, 270, 276, 281. 

Memory, 172, 190, 242, 245. 252. 

Menifield. 70. 90, 100, 112, 114, 115, 132, 146, 
150, 158, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 173, 
174, 175, 179, 181, 193, 194, 195, 219, 234, 
237, 238, 241, 243, 246, 247. 259, 261, 272. 

Miller, 7, 10, 15, 30, 31, 37, 44, 79, 120, 286. 

Millet, 28, 29, 31, 37, 46, 75, 79, 106, 298. 

Minot, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 
82, 33, 35, 38, 46, 63, 68, 59, 60, 61, 62, 67. 
69, 71, 73, 75, 78, 79, 81, 83, 85, 92, 98, 
100, 102, 103, 106, 107, 108, 109. 110. 112. 
113, 114, 116, 116, 117, 118, 121, 123, 124. 
125, 128, 133, 136, 137, 139, 140, 143, 144, 
146, 146, 147, 148, 160, 151, 152, 163, 164, 



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156, 158, 159, 160, 162, 164, 166, 167, 169, 
172, 174, 176, 183, 184, 189, 190, 191. 197, 
210, 214, 215, 218, 219, 227, 228, 230, 233, 
235, 239, 240, 242, 244, 246, 249, 251, 252, 
253, 258, 262, 264, 270, 273, 274, 276, 277, 
284, 285, 304, 306, 307, 308, 310, 813, 314, 
317, 318, 321. 

Modcsly, 172, 227, 230, 232, 236, 240, 248, 254, 
255, 256. 

Modsley, 109, 132, 149, 158, 192, 197, 201, 205, 
207, 215, 259, 263, 265, 267, 268, 269, 273, 
276, 277, 279. 

Molt, 226. 

Moore, 6, 10, 16, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 30, 34. 

More, 321. 

Morgan, 159. 

Morrell, 178. 

Morse, 195, 212, 244. 

Mosely, 207, 316, 317. 

Mott, 246. 

Munnings, 15, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 80, 
81, 82, 99, 106, 120, 148, 153, 304, 305. 

Mmmiugs Moone, 32. 

Narraganset, 18. 

Narrowmoore, 122. 

Natick, 68. 

Neck, 1, 3, 28, 32, 33, 40, 41, 48, 49, 86, 88, 91, 
93, 96, 99, lUO, 114, 140, 151, 1.^8, 164, 184, 
197, 204, 212, 216, 222, 230, 248, 254, 263, 
268, 269, 279, 283, 301, 309, 311. 

Neck, Captain's, 37, 39, 47, 58, 75, 76, 78, 91, 
132, 139, 140, 149, 151, 164, 175, 176, 183, 
190, 191, 197, 207, 211, 215, 222, 230, 231, 

248, 253, 255, 263, 267, 293, 305, 306, 314. 
Neck, Great, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 63, 80. 
Neck, Hawkins, 50. 

Neck, Iliily's, 79. 

Neck, Ludlow's, 11, 13, 26, 28, 34, 35, 169. 

Neck, Pine, 11, 26, 27, 28, 30, 49, 58, 69, 79, 

3U4. 
Neck, Squantum, 13, 15, 18, 25, 34, 43, 44, 57, 

87, 104, 125, 131, 141, 316. 
Neponset, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 17, 18, 20, 22, 

40, 89, 108, 110, 117, 137, 139, 143, 146, 149, 

164, 175, 183, 188, 189, 218, 233, 256. 278, 

316, 
Newbery, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 20, 29, 37, 321, 

322. 
New Grant, 120. 
Newman, 43. 

Newton, 2, 8, 28, 32, 62, 147, 160, 178, 186. 
Nile, 7, 8, 30. 
Northampton, 93, 185. 

Oliver, 27, 49, 144, 145, 155, 169, 285, 287. 
Osburn, 238, 242, 247. 

Paine, 70, 90, 186. 

Painter, 144, 145, 249. 

Park, 78, 79, 217. 

Parker, 2, 9, 25, 30, 35, 40, 154, 178, 179, 185, 

217,229,231,247,322. 
Parkes, 72, 75. 
Parkman, 2, 15, 17, 18, 322. 
Parraiter, 144. 
Patent line, 276. 
Patten, 43, 62, 70, 71, 72, 79, 81, 83, 86, 87, 88, 

89, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99, 102, 106, 108, 109, 

110, 148, 151, 161, 176, 199, 230, 294, 299, 

314, 317, 318. 
Paul, 140, 148, 149, 151, 155, 167, 173, 175, 176, 

178, 183, 190, 191, 194, 195, 204, 213, 221, 

225, 230, 240, 243, 253, 261, 268, 275, 277, 

278, 279. 
Payson, 117, 118, 157, 167, 173, 189, 226, 236, 

249, 251, 255, 257, 258, 260, 261, 262, '267, 
277. 

Pearse, 3, 7, 15, 58, 67, 76, 79, 81, 108, 139, 

298 305 
Peirce,'l45,'347, 151, 157, 191, 198, 211, 237, 

270. 
Pierce, 19, 25. 26. 28. 29. 32. 38. 34. 88. 40. 44. 

821. 



Peck, 229. 311. 

Peecke, 11. 

Pecocke 89 

Pelton, 91, '92, 148. 149. 168, 207, 215. 219. 

230, 232, 237. 238. 243, 246. 259, 261, 273, 

319. 
Penny ferry, 110. 
Pequoit, 287. 
Phelps, 1,3,4, 7, 10, 12. 
Phillips, 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17 18, 20, 

21, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 36, 39, 41, 46, 49, 58, 

79, 106, 116, 285, 294, 296, 297, 298, 304, 

308, 321, 322. 
Pierpoint, 818, 319. 

Pitcher, 7, 8, 25, 30. 46. 67. 79, 106, 109, 194. 
Pigg, 206, 232, 233. 
Pike, 81. 
Pilsbury, 303. 
Pincheon, 7. 
Pine Neck. 11, 26, 27, 28, 30, 49, 58. 59. 79, 

304. 
Pinney, 2, 14, 321. 
Place, 156. 
Plaster, Plastow, 18. 
Plum, 125, 146, 181. 185, 189. 192. 193, 208. 

214 237 259 271 
Plumb,* 82, *85, 98, 112. 114. 116, 133, 134, 181, 

189 199. 
Plymouth, 34, 140, 152. 166, 169, 187. 
Point, 2. 

Point, Fox, 11, 28, 36. 
Point, Powwow, 29, 298. 
Point, Bandy, 11. 
Pole, 101, 102, 107, 116, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 

125, 127, 130. 131, 134, 136, 136, 146, 162, 

169, 171. 
Pole plain, 109. 
Pommi'ry. .?, :^ 4, 16,322. 
Pond, 71, Tl, 7.S <^>. 81, 82, 83, 85, 96, 97, 100, 

101, im, HI, ]i2, 121, 128, 129, 130, 132, 

14;-,. ] if-., US, 150, 63, 155, 158, 161, 166, 

17('. ];-, IT^., 1^0, 191, 195, 196, 202, 204, 

211 ■. lm^s, ■::■:, ii-s, 228, 229, 230, 235, 336, 

241. J- V. -Ji. .. -J 16, 268, 269, 275, 278, 279, 
28 L ■_. I. .^I'N, :J9. 

Ponkii . .:, ; I . liJi., 140, 163, 166, 173, 191, 202, 
221% l:;.?^-:^■^ lj:.1, 264, 280. 

Poole, liH, IIJ, 114, 116, 116, 144, 146, 153, 
267. 

Pope, 8, 14, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 40, 46, 48, 49, 
67, 76, 76, 79, 85, 91,96, 100, 103, 106, 109, 
120, 131, 158, 163, 164, 206, 207, 208, 209, 
228, 237, 246, 247, 249, 259, 294, 305, 307, 
310, 314, 321. 

Prescot, 128. 

Preston, 15, 31, 40, 96, 100, 103, 109, 114, 117, 
122, 123, 132, 137, 138, 140, 141, 149, 153, 
162, 166, 167, 170, 173, 180, 188, 202, 204, 
205, 206, 210, 211, 213, 214, 216, 221, 225, 
227. 228, 229, 239, 243, 251, 254, 261, 2G3, 
269, 278, 279, 281, 318, 319. 

Price, 15, 30, 86, 101, 102, 301. 

Priest, 29, 32, 315. 

Proctor, 9, 14, 15, 28, 29, 30, 48, 64, 85, 90, 92, 
105, 106, 116, 123. 126. 127, 128, 132, 162, 
199, 298, 301. 

PuflFer, 254, 270, 275. 

Purchase, 2, 11, 14, 16. 24, 27, 31, 43, 321. 

Rainsford, 1, 6, 6. 

Randall, 2, 10. 

Rawlins, 7, 8, 67. 

Rawson, 311. 

Read, 21, 31, 32, 43, 44, 64, 120. • 

Reed, 286. 

Redman, 81, 100, 102, 103, 104, 111, 113, 116. 

Rehoboth, 309. 

Richards, 2, 3, 9, 10, 18, 20, 26, 27, 29, 321. 

River, Muddy, 285. 

River, Mother Brook, 21, 37, 124, 203, 209. 

River, Neponset, 12, 13, 21, 24, 27, 29, 34, 40, 51, 

60, 62, 74, 76, 89, 94, 96, 98, 117, 120, 296, 

306,309. 
River, Smelt, 104. 



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River, Wading, 166, 170, 186. 104, 202. 
liigby, 31. 76, 70, 106, 114, 131, 188, 140, 141, 
148, 158, 159, 163, 166, 170, 177, 186, 104, 

220, 264, 266. 
Rise, 261. 

Robinson. 67, 85, 87, 08, 04, 06, 06. 07. 08, 00, 
100, 101, 102, 108, 104, 108, 100, 112. 115, 
117, lis, 119, 122. 120, 132, 136, 137, 139, 
140, 146, 147, 148, 149, 160, 152, 153, 169, 
173, 175, 184. 196. 108, 207. 209, 215. 218, 

221. 225, 230, 234. 240, 243, 247, 250, 255, 
260, 202, 264, 266, 267, 268, 270, 276, 270, 
283,281,287,307,308. 

Roberts, 158, 177, 218, 242, 263. 

Rock, the, 6, 7, 8, 10. 

llock. Great, 64. 

Rockit. 2. 1.7,10.16,32,321. 

Kuckwi^lh 1 H '^.6, 7, 10,13, 17, 18, 10,26,48,822. 

Rogerii, 187. 'ZSi. 

EowHur, 1 . :■ . 5, 10, 17, 321, 822. 

Eo3Cbury, 2, -. 9, 12, 14. 16. 24. 34, 68, 68, 70, 
72, ho. Bij. 90, 01, 09, 103, 117, 132, 140, 
M:?, 1:^:, f36, 177, 170, lOl. 104, 222,223, 
2.1 . ' H, 264, 266, 267, 276, 277, 302, 
»01, „.,7, ^8, 321, 822. 

Roxbury brook, 261. 

Royall, 196, 227, 228, 232, 261, 263, 265, 272, 
274, 281, 283, 288. 

Rush, 75, 121, 315. 

Russell, 2, 133, 152, 162, 2n. 

Rylands, 60. 

Balsbury, 59, 62, 68, 284. 

Bampford, 14, 15, 22, 29, 81, 42. 

Banders, HI, 133, 164, 175, 184, 221, 222, 226, 
237, 238, 241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 247, 250, 
259, 260, 261, 262, 271, 273, 274, 296. 

Sandford, 8, 11. 

Beacon k, 143. 

Bearle, 110, 145, 146, 147, 148, 177, 258, 274. 
277, 278. 

Belleck, 43, 106. 

Bension, 14, 22, 31, 88, 41, 206, 206, 302, 321. 

Bfaip, the, 18, 20. 

Silvistcr, 22, 243. 

Simons, 08. 

Bkilton, 228. 

Skriv^ii,D7, 101. 

Bmcad, 27,30, 120. 

BmlLh;]. 3, T, 0, 16, 2ft, 30, 32, 3&. 46, 47, 63, 

m, 0!, ^1, 03, m, m, tu, 73, 7tj. T9, so, 

82, aa, 83, 90, 01, 06, ttT, m, 100, 101, 102, 
It^H :0JJ(}fi, l^T, 100,117. IIH, liy, 121, 

122. 1* J, 127, 133, 135, 137. 138, 130, 140, 

141 H i4i, HK, liKT, isi» 15'A mr, iri8, 159, 

lOiJ, 161, l{i7, 173, 174, 170, ISO, 184, 213, 

210, ^2ih ^^, t2r, 22B, 2^^, 'iirpa, 2a8, 286, 

3W3, SOi, 306, 307, 310, 311, 312, 317, 318, 

3 in. 
Bmylh, 294, 304. 
Bnclling, 221. 
Soulhcott, 4. 
Spurr, 70, 90, 104, 167, 178, 186, 198, 199, 216, 

218, 238, 260, 276. 
Bquantum, 7, 13, 16, 18. 25, 84, 48, 44, 67, 69, 

87. 104, 125, 131, 141, 316, 821. 
Stanton, 60, 74, 75, 98, 99, 146, 149, 167, 182, 

190, 191, 242, 243, 259, 261, 267, 272, 282, 

305, 309, 312. 
Btarcy, 32, 34. 
Starr, 286. 
Stevens, 256. 
Stiles, 100, 114, 122, 181, 188, 103, 104, 195, 

197, 202, 208, 222, 228. 229, 237, 246, 261, 

S57, 258, 25S, 260. 

Btock, leo, ]or>, ](jd, lea, I7s» 1T4. 

Btotigbtuu, 2, 4, 5,7, 10, 11, Vi, 13, 14, 16, 17, 
19, 21, i2, 24, 125, J7, 20, y_>, :^, 35, 36, 88, 
41, 44, 47, 49, &4, 67, 7&, 7H, S2, 83, 85,01, 
m, 99, 103, 104,105, 107, KA*, 110, 111, 112, 
11B, 114, lift, 116, lift, V2^, 121, 122, 124, 
1£8, 132, 135, 140, 142, 14:>, 149, 150, 156, 
Ifii, im, IfiZ, 103, 164, 1:0, 171, 176, 180, 
18S, 184, 186, Its, 190, 191, 196, 197, 198, 



aoo, aoi, 204, ao5, 207, 208, 200, 212, 215, 

280, 230, 248, 240, 266, 267, 263, 267, 269. 
280, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 202, 294, 295, 
803,314. 

Straight, 274. 

Strang, 8. 

Suffolk. 133, 140. 

Sumner, 1, 14, 15, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, Gl, 32, 35, 
37, 38, 39, 41, 46, 52, 57, 67, 71, 76, 78, 80, 
81, 85, 91, 93, 94, 98, 102, 106, 108, 1 10, 1 12, 
113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118,119, 120,122. 
124, 125, 126, 1-28, 129, 132, 13o, 136, 138, 
139, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 1.00, 
151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 158, 160, 161, 
163, 164, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 
173, 174, 179, 180, 182, 183, 186, 186, 1S8. 
191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 198, 199, 202, 203, 
204, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 213, 218, 219, 
223, 228, 229, 233, 236, 239, 240, 241, 246, 
247. 248, 249, 250, 261, 252, 254, 256, 257, 
268, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 267, 270, 272, 
273, 274, 276, 276, 277, 280, 281, 283. 285, 
288. 292, 298, 801, 807, 309, 813, 316, 310. 

Swamp, Bear, 214. 

Bwamp, Cedar, 84, 168, 218. 

Swamp, Cedar Common, 220. 

Swamp, Common, 187, 200, 214, 216, 218, 219, 
220, 222, 234, 248, 250, 256, 265, 278, 280. 

Swamp, Dead, 7, 11, 18, 40. 

Swamp. Purgatory, 04, 120, 135, 221, 276, 276, 
284. 

Sweet 198 

Swift, 8, 14, 16. 16, 28,31, 48, 75, 82, 93, 96, 99, 
101, 103, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 116, 
121, 1-23, 128, 133, 135, 139, 142, 144, 148, 
168, 160, 16:3, 180, 182, 183, 191, 194, 195, 
201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 211, 213, 222, 225, 
227. 232, 244, 256, 269, 810, 311, 312. 

Tabor, 61. 

Talbut, 226, 228, 239, 247, 260. 

Taunton, 57, 179, 194, 232, 278. 

Terry, 1, 10. 

Thomas, 239. 

Thornton, 3, 8, 11, 14, 15, 79, 302. 

Tilestone, 7, 8, 18, 29, 81, 40, 71, 70, 83, S9, 
100, 106, 108, 114, 12J, 12a, Ml, H&, 147, 
148, 155, 167, 169, 171, 172, 173, 174, 177, 
178, 181, 186, 188, 190, 191 , 101, 197, 202, 
204. 206, 207, 210, 211, 213, 215, 220, 222, 
223, 225, 226, 229, 230, 234, 235, 236, 239, 
243, 248, 251, 253, 262, 263, 264, 266, 267, 

268, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 279, 281, 314, 
319. 

Tilly, 2, 11, 18, 26, 27, 30, 297,305, 322. 

Tolman,41, 69, 71, 76, 76, 70, K4, BS, 01, Q«, 
103, 110, 111, 114, n-A, 124, 1^2, 13ft, 140, 
147,148,149,162, 1>3, 157, 104, 107, 172, 
173, 174, 183, 191. lTi4. 198, 202, 204, 20?. 
210, 211, 216, 219, '21iK 222, 223, 224, 226, 
227, 228, 229, 230, :1U2, 238, 230, ^4 1, 342, 

243, 244, 246, 246, 247, 249, 230, 261, £a3, 
256. 262, 263, 264, 201, ^^6^ £78, 270, 2S0, 
284, 306, 311, 312. 

Tomkins, 27, 30. 

Tomson, 141. 

Toplens, 69. 

Topley, 31, 61, 62, 76, 114. 

Topliff. 62. 76. 01, 00, 106, 167, 174, 176, 225, 
238, 239, 240, 241, 246, 266, 250, 281, 286. 

Tory. 117. 

Trcadwell, 81, 34. 

Tree, 143. 160, 163, 160. 

Trescot, 76, 81, 88, 80, 01, 04, 06, 06, 98, 100, 
116, 126, 129, 136, 144, 148, 171, 176, 191, 
107, 200, 201, 206, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 
222, 225, 227, 2*28, 230, 234, 238, 239, 241, 

244, 247, 251, 252, 256, 260, 262, 263, 267, 

269, 270, 272, 273, 276, 276, 277, 278, 282, 
807,811. 

Trott, 67, 69, 96, 97, 103, 104, 108, 122, 126, 181, 
186, 139, 147, 161. 164, 167, 188, 107, 211, 
210, 226, 247, 266, 257, 263, 260, 276, 277, 

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Trowbridge, 27, 28, 80, 87, 41, 58. 

Tucker, 219, 224, 242. 

Turner, 40, 76, 78, 108, 106, 108, 116, 171, 186, 

237, 269, 813. 
TuchiU, Tuchine, Twitchell, 7, 8, 16, 80, 86, 

59, 76, 78, 79, 99, 101, 110, 112, 116. 
Tyng, 82, 87, 123, 133, 169, 170. 

Uncataquissett, Unquetie, 89, 07, 102, 103, 104, 

108, 109, 110, 112, 307. 
Upsall, 9, 19, 26, 31, 62, 106. 
UpBhall, 2, 8, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 26, 88, 86, 46, 

48, 50, 52, 106, 286, 821. 
Uflher, 131, 818, 319. 

"Vernier, 321. 

VoBe, 81, 84, 85, 88, 90, 94, 102, 181, 182, 261, 
264, 275, 281, 282. 

Wade, 14, 24, 27, 28, 81. 

WadBWorth, 103, 257, 286. 

Wainman, 202, 229. 

Walcot, 821. 

Wales, 81, 71, 83, 87, 106, 134, 142, 147, 168, 
164, 168. 169, 174, 176, 181, 182, 191, 207, 
222, 223, 237, 238, 240, 241, 245, 247, 248, 
255, 260, 261, 263, 267, 270, 277, 286, 286, 
297, 317. 

Wampampeg, 287. 

Warham, 1, 2, 8, 4, 6, 6, 9, 16, 106. 

Warner, 122. 

Waterhouse, 40. 

Way, 2, 17, 27, 29, 30,31, 82, 40, 46, 60, 76, 78, 
79, 92, 100,. 106, 294, 301, 321. 

Webb, 285. 

Weeks, 28,30, 49, 63, 54, h% 86, 87, 99, 106, 
109, 114, 132, m*, } 44, 148, 150, 157, 161, 
164, 165, 166, 175, 1B4, 185, 187, 188, 189, 
191, 192, 193, 19tt, 1&7, 198, 201, 202, 206, 
208, 212, 213, 219, 221, ^222, 225, 230, 235, 
237, 241, 244, 247, '2i\ *J49, 263, 255, 256, 
263, 267, 268, 26D, "iT^i, 273, 274, 276, 277, 
279. 280, 292, 29G, 2U-7, ^8, 803, 311, 814. 

Well, the, 2. 

Welsteed, 271. 

WpRtftelJ, 3, 6, 10. 

WeyiutiiHhi. a3^ 216, 

Wl]ippl&. 27, 7fl, TB. 

Wblieomh, 38, iSO, 40, 120. 

Wbitc, 18, 27, 3ti, 48, 69, H, 97, 100, 103, 114, 
117, Wi, 14'j, ]&8, 163, 169, 176, 180, 183, 
1^, 2^7, 209, ^11, 222, 234, 239, 249, 260, 
251, 1205, afi7.J73. 

WbltiDg, 124, 200 f £38, 240, 247. 

WtltEHftn, 21, 25, 29. 

V- " . ■:-, Jl, 2?, 30, 32, 40, 46, 76, 78, 106. 

Willcocke, 103, 109, 113, 116, 121. 

Williams, 2, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 67, 91, 

149, 214, 222, 228, 238, 239, 243, 268, 269, 

271, 274, 275, 279, 280, 314. 
Willis, 76, 78, 218. 

Wills, 106, 132, 133, 140, 141, 160, 161, 160. 
Wilson, 32, 36. 
Wilton, 3, 6. 
Winchell, 14. 



WiffwalU ^1 87, 38, 3ff, 41, 46, 48, 62, 54, 57, 
68, 5S>, (57, fpfl, 70, Tl, 73, 73, 74, T6, 70, 19, 
81, E2, 85, 8fl, 89, 91. Ott, 99, 101, 102, IQ^, 
loe, 107, IfM), 110. 111. 114, 110, I2tt, V2i, 
120, I3i, laa, 110, 143, 148, 140, 16Q, l&l, 
Ul, 154, 157, US. Ifl4. Hi8. 109, 197, 1207, 
209, 2U, 213. 212, 2fi2, 263, 2ft4, 2e«* 275, 
27h, £81, 2itl,2^-I, *2J>a, aoit, 3ii^, 304, 305, 
308, SIO, 313, 514. 

Wlawt41,31, 32, 00,110, 134. 139, IH, 175, 184, 
188, 101, 193, 108, 213, £14, 215, 220, 221, 
325, 228, 229, 230, 233, 235, 230, 240, 242, 
JM4, t48. 2W, 255, 258, 2643, 209, 275, 282, 
287, 205, 303, SCO, 313, 

Wlttihfelld, 2* 0, 8, 11, 2ft, 31, 43, 3^1. 

Withingtuii, 10. 20, til, 23, 25, 30, 33. 34, 41, 
43, OT, 75, 76, 70, S5, 88, OQ, tia, ad. oa, IW, 
lOfi, lOO, li4, 110, 121, 132, 140, 147. 148, 
IftO, 164. 300, 107, 109, 170. Ifl, lU, tSO, 
161, 133. 184, 102. 104, 100, 108, 2W}, 2C1, 
2tl5, 2t3il, 207,209, £00, 2m, 211, 21^, n^, 
215,217.218,221, 2*^, 223. 224, ^25, 226, 
227, 230, 232. 234, '2S&, 237, S30, 243, 247, 
248, 249, 25t>, '251, 253, 257, 200, 2fi2, 2li3, 
2EH, ;i«5,*'^70, 270, 277, 27 B. 380. 281. 'l»% 
2S4, 287. 2ij0, 2^*9, 302, SOS, 3Q0, 307, 310, 
31i{. 31G, 317, 318. 

WolcGlt. 1, 4. (J, 7, 8, 10, 11, 2S, 322. 

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WuUeslou. M6unt, 18. 

WomBly, 195. 

Wood, 38, 237, 241, 263, 264, 308. 

Woods, 811. 

Woodcock, 178, 186, 194. 

Woodward, 67, 71, 76, 86, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 
96, 97, 118, 194, 209, 221, 306, 309, 310, 316. 

Wrentham, 268, 279. 

Wright, 8, 14, 15, 16, 80, 42, 106, 150. 

Wyatt, 83, 104, 185, 189, 199, 243, 277, 278, 284. 



Sumamet Omitted. 

Angola, the Negar, 07. 

Frances, 211, 216, 217, 226, 240, 241, 243, 244, 

247. 
Francis, 260, 261. 

Frank, 226, 243, 244, 246, 247, 264, 262. 
Isaac, 225. 
Nathan, 240. 
Richard, 46. 

Indiana. 

Abda, the Indian, 87. 
John Wanerite, 88. 
Joseph, a Mashapag Indian, 187. 
Josiah Sachem, 126. 
Kitchamakin, 126, 142, 143. 
Bhocho, the Indian, 227. 
Tom, the Indian, 179. 
WiUtam, the Indian, 306, 810. 
William Nahaton« 202, 262, 273. 



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