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Full text of "Records relating to the early history of Boston .."

of Boston, and the preservation 
Antiquities. 







SECOND REPORT 




OF THE 



EECORD COMMISSIONERS 



OF THE 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



1877. 




BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 

1877. 




CITY OF BOSTON. 



City Document No. 46. 



IN BOARD OF ALDEKMEN, April 30, 1877. 

Ordered, That the Record Commissioners be authorized 
to publish a second report, to contain a transcript of the first 
volume of the Town Records and of the Book of Possessions, 
to be printed, bound, and distributed in the same manner as 
their first report, at an expense not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, to be charged to the appropriation for printing. 

Passed. Sent down for concurrence. May 3, came up 
concurred. Approved by the Mayor, May 7, 1877. 

A true copy. 

Attest : 

JOHN T. PRIEST, 

Asst. City Clerk. 



SECOND REPORT OF THE RECORD 
COMMISSIONERS. 

To his Honor the Mayor and the City Council of Boston : 

It will be understood, from the terms of the preceding 
vote, that no detailed report is to be expected from the 
Record Commissioners at the present time. Acting under 
the instructions given them, they have endeavored to present 
faithful transcripts of the two earliest volumes of the records 
of the town of Boston, viz., of the first Book of Records 
proper, and of the Book of Possessions. 

The value of the first volume of Records consists not 
only in the information given as to the names and posses- 
sions of the first inhabitants, but also in its indications of the 
extent of the powers exercised by the town authorities. 
Inasmuch as the progress of town government on the New 
England plan is, and always will be, of great interest to the 
student of social science, it must be worth while to present 
to the public the full and exact statement of the proceedings 
of the greatest town in the colony. 



iv CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

As to the Book of Possessions, it is sufficient to say that 
this must be the foundation of all titles to real estate within 
the old town limits, and that, therefore, it was, on many 
accounts, most desirable that it should be made accessible 
and permanent by receiving the honors of print. 

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, contain- 
ing the acts of the town from 1634 to 1822. The first 
volume (1634-1 660) contains also the acts of the Selectmen; 
the second volume (1660-1728) contains the acts of the 
Selectmen from 1660 to 1701 ; and thenceforward it records 
only the proceedings of the town. In 1701 the system was 
established of recording the doings of the Selectmen sepa- 
rately, and twenty-three volumes contain their records until 
1822. 

There are a few miscellaneous volumes, as the Book of 
Possessions, etc. In two large volumes, also, htive been 
bound up the miscellaneous papers in the custody of the 
City Clerk, covering the periods of 1634-1715, 1717-1734. 
After this date the papers are still arranged in files and 
bundles. 

Recently the Eecord Commissioners have reported to his 
Honor the Mayor the necessity of taking some measures to 
assort and preserve the records of the old courts of the 
County of Suffolk prior to the Revolution. In spite of the 
neglect which these files have suffered for many years it is 
highly probable that they contain documents of prime im- 
portance to the history of our town. 



It may be proper to mention that very little has yet been 
dojie towards publishing the history of Boston. The mag- 
nitirde of the task has probably prevented its accomplish- 
ment ; and the deplorable deficiencies in the records, which 
it is the task of the Commissioners to repair, may also have 
discouraged enthusiasts. A brief sketch of the principal 
contributions to our local history may be of some service. 

In the third volume of the Collections of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society, for 1794, there was printed (pp. 
241-304) " A Topographical and Historical Description of 
Boston, 1794," by Thomas Pemberton. 

Not much can be expected of a work of sixty pages on so 
large a subject. 

Next we find the following book : 



SECOND REPORT or RECORD COMMISSIONERS. v 

" A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, 
from the first settlement of the Town to the present period ; 
with some account of its Environs. By Charles Shaw, Esq., 

Member of the American Antiquarian Society 

Boston : printed and published by Oliver Spear. 1817." 
[12mo, pp. 311. Woodcuts. S. Dearborn, del., A. Bowen, 
Sc. New State House, Faneuil Hall, Christ Church, Old 
State House, Julien's, Milk St., Triangular Warehouse, 
Town Dock, Fac-simile of First entry in Town records.] 

This work is based upon Pemberton's Description, with 
the addition of some material taken from the earlier writers. 
A few extracts from the Town records are given, but not 
enough to make the book a distinct authority. The most 
valuable portion is the additions to Pemberton's sketches, 
showing the changes between 1796 and 1817. 

Next we may notice the following : 

" A History of Boston, the metropolis of Massachusetts, 
from its origin to the present period ; with some Account of 
the Environs. By Caleb H. Snow, M.D. Embellished 
with engravings. Boston : published by Abel Bowen, No. 
2 Congress-Square, Congress-street. Printed by Munroe 
and Francis, 128 Washington-street, 1825." 8vo, pp. 400. 
[It contains 29 engravings and wood-cuts, of which a list is 
given. Pp. 395-400 were occupied with the index; but 
soon after an Appendix was published, being pp. 393-4 re- 
printed, and continued as pp. 395-424.] 

In 1828 a second edition was published ; but apparently it 
consisted only of the sheets of the first edition and the 
appendix, with a new index (pp. 425-427), and new title-- 
page. It seems that Abel Bowen was the proprietor of the 
book, and that he issued proposals for a subsequent edition, 
but never carried his idea into execution. In 1829 Bowen 
published his "Picture of Boston" (2d edition, 1833; 3d 
edition, 1838), the parent of numerous guide-books. 

The next book claiming our attention bears the following 
title: 

" A Municipal History of the Town and City of Boston, 
during two centuries. From September 17, 1630, to Sep- 
tember 17, 1830. By Josiah Quincy. Boston : Charles C. 
Little and James Brown. 1852." 8vo, pp. 444. 



vi CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

This is substantially the history of Boston, under its char- 
ter as a city, from 1822 to 1830. The illustrations are, a view 
of the Quincy Market, and a plan of the same, showing the 
streets and estates taken, altered, and laid out in conse- 
quence of that construction. 

In 1852 the late Samuel G. Drake commenced the publi- 
cation, in parts, of the History of Boston, and in 1856 issued 
the volume, with the following title : 

"The History and Antiquities of Boston, the Capital of 
Massachusetts and Metropolis of New-England, from its 
Settlement in 1630, to the year 1770. Also an Introductory 
History of the Discovery and Settlement of New England, 
with notes, critical and illustrative. By Samuel G. Drake, 
A.M., &c., &c. Boston : published by Luther Stevens, 
186 Washington street. 1856." 8vo, pp. 840. 

It will be no disparagement to this very useful work to 
say that it was planned on too large a scale for success. 
The author received a very flattering request from the City 
Government to continue its publication, but was compelled 
by the infirmities of age to decline. 

In 1871 the City Government gave official sanction to the 
following-named work of Mayor Shurtlefl* : 

" A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston . 
By Nathaniel B. Shurtleff. Boston : printed by request of 
the City Council, 1871." 8vo, pp. 720. 

This was in no sense a history of the town, but rather a 
collection of essays relating to various historical topics. Dr. 
Shurtleff's familiarity with certain topics, as those of the 
early descriptions of the town, the maps, the graveyards, 
etc., etc., renders this book one of great interest and 
value. 

Lastly, we may note Hales' "Survey of Boston," 1821, 
pp. 156, and Samuel Adams Drake's "Old Landmarks and 
Historic Personages of Boston," 1873, pp. 484, as formal 
contributions to our local history. Of course, there have 
been many minor publications devoted to limited subjects, 
notably histories of the various religious societies, and 
many public documents issued by order of the City Govern- 
ment. 



SECOND REPORT OF RECORD COMMISSIONERS. vn 

It will be seen, however, that Boston still remains without 
a complete history in print, and that, therefore, the publica- 
tion of any portion of its records is not unnecessary. 

It is also to be remembered that Boston now comprises at 
least three other ancient towns, each with records and a his- 
tory of its own. These may well demand in the future a 
proper amount of attention, and require proportionate publi- 
cation. 

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. 

Owing to the nature of the work, the duty of editing the 
First Book of Records and of transcribing the Book of 
Possessions has devolved exclusively upon the senior com- 
missioner. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE, 
WILLIAM S. APPLETON, 

Record Commissioners. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS. 



NOTE. It is intended that the following pages shall be 
an exact transcript of the original record, with the exception 
that abbreviations peculiar to written documents are herein 
printed in full. That is, the form "y e " for "the," "y* " for 
"that," "w th " for "with," "&" for "and," are confessedly 
not the forms used in printed documents of the date of these 
records. Hence, although it is intended to preserve all 
peculiarities of spelling, a retention of these contracted forms 
of writing would only unnecessarily add to the difficulty of 
using this transcript. 

The pagination of the original volume is inserted in our 
text in brackets. 

Every portion of the original is copied, except those mar- 
ginal notes which are simply indicative of the full record in 
the text. No use can be found for such notes which would 
in any degree compensate for the additional cost of printing. 

This edition is printed from a copy made by W. B. Trask, 
Esq., and has been compared with a copy made in 1855 by 
Mr. Morse for the City Government, as well as with the 
original record. 

W. H. W. 

[1.] 1634. Moneth 7th, daye 1. Jo. Winthrop, Wm. Codding- 
ton, Capt. Underbill, Tho. Oliver, Tho. Leverett, Giles Firmin, 
Jo. Coggeshall, Wm. Peirce, Robt. Hardinge, Wm. Brenton. 

Whereas it hath been founde that muche damage hath allreadye 
happened by laj'ing of stones and logges near the bridge and land- 
inge place, whereby diverse boats have been much bruised, for 
preventing of such harmes for tyme to come, it is ordered that 
whosoever shall unlade any stones, timber or logges where the same 
may not be plainly seen at high water, shall sett up a pole or 
beacon to give notice thereof upon paine that whosoever shall faile 
so to doe, shall make full recompense for all such damage as shall 
happen to any boats or other vessels by occasion of such stones, 
tymber or logges, the same to be recovered by waye of Action at 
the Court ; and this order to be in force from this daye forward 
being only a declaration of the Common Lawe therein. 

It is also ordered that no person shall leave any fish or garbage 
neare the said Bridge or common landing place betweene the 2 
Creekes wherebj 7 any anoyance may come to the people that pass 



2 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

that way, upon paine to forfeit for every such offence five shillings, 
the same to be levyed by distresse of the goods of the offender ; 
and this order to be off force from the fourth daye of this month 
and so forward. 

And for the better execution of these orders the aforenamed 
Giles Firmin is appointed overseer of the said landing place, to 
give notice to such strangers and others as come hither with boats, 
and to take knowledge of all offences committed and to lev} T e the 
penaltyes which shalbe forfeited. And if after notice shalbe given 
by the said overseer to any people that shall have any tymber, 
logges or stones lye without such pole or beacon, he shall not take 
away the same or sett up such pole or beacon, the said offender 
shall (after making recompense to the party damnified if any dam- 
age happen) forfeit to the town for every daye the same offence 
shall continue, five shillings, to be levyed by distresse as before. 

Moneth 8th, daye 6th. At a general meetinge upon public notice 
given the 5th da}^e of the last weeke, It was ordered and agreed as 
followeth : Impf Rich. Bellingham, Esq., and J. Cogan, merchant, 
were chosen in the place of Giles Firmin, deceased, and Rbt. 
Harding, now in Virginia, to make up the 10 to manage the affaires 
of the towne. 

Item: Jo. Coggeshall, Wm. Colburn, Samuel Cole, Wm. Bren- 
ton, Tho. Grubb, together with Wm. Cheeseborrowe, the constable, 
are deputed to make a rate for the levyinge of 401i assessed upon 
the towne as the first payment of a greater same by order of the last 
General Court. 

Jo. Coogan, Tho. Matson and Ni. Willis are chosen to serve as 
iurors at the next Court of Assistants. 

The 10th day of the 9th moneth, Novemb. 1634. At a generall 
meeting upon public notice given the day before, it was ordered and 
agreed upon, viz., Imprimis that Hogg Ilain shalbe lette out unto 
the inhabitants and freemen of this towne according to the number 
of names in every family by John Coxall, William Brenton and 
John Sannford, and that none shall further fell any wood there 
untill the same bee lotted out. 

Item : that Edmund Quinsey, Samuell Wilbore, William Boston, / 
Edward Hutchinson the elder, and Will. Cheesebrough, the con- 
stable, shall make and assess all these rates, vizt., a rate of 30i 
to M r . Blackston, a rate for the cowes keeping, a rate for the goates 
keeping and other charges in rambe goats about them and for losse 
in common [line illegible, but in the duplicate made in 1855 it is 
said to be " and to make a rate for the young cattle and cows- 
keeper at Muddy River."] 

[2.] 10th moneth, day 8th. 

At a general meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprimis, it was ordered that M r . Willson the Pastor (in lieu of 
his land granted him at the north river by mestick which he should 
passe over to the towne of Boston) should have so much land at 
mount wooleston at his election, and after so much as shalbe his 
portion of other lands belonging to the towne to be layd him out 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1634. 3 

so neere his other lands at mount woolaston as may be for his most 
conveniency. 

18th of the same moneth. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprimis, it is agred that M r . Winthrop, M r . Coddington, M r . 
Bellingham, M r . Cotton, M r . Ollyver, M r . Colborne and Willm Bal- 
stone shall have power to devide and dispose of all such lands 
belonging to the towne (as are not yet in the lawfull possession of 
any particular persons) to the inhabitants of the towne according to 
the Orders of the Court, leaving such portions in Common for the 
use of newe Commers, and the further benefitt of the towne, as in 
theire best discretions they shall thinke fitt ; the Hands hyred by 
the towne to be also included in this Order. 

9th of the 1 2th moneth, 1634. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis, it is agreed by generall consent that all the inhabitants 
shall plant eyther upon such ground as is alreadie broken up or 
inclosed in the neck or else upon the ground at Noddles Island 
from M r . Maverickes graunt, and that every able man fitt to plant 
shall have allowed him twoe acres to plant on ; and for every able 
youth one acre to be allotted out by M r . Hutchinson, M r . Cogan, 
M r . Sampford and William Cheesbrough and M r . Brenton, or any 
three of them. 

Item : That every man shall make his fences sufficient for all his 
planting ground on the necke upon paine that if any losse doe 
come for defect therein, that damage shall be satisfyed by such upon 
whose fence the breach shalbe, unless it doe come by unruly 
cattell, and that then such as are owners of them shall, after warn- 
ing given unto them, satisfie for all after damages by their said 
unruly cattell. All the fenses to bee made sufficient before the 
7th day of the second month, and they to bee looked unto by our 
brother Grubb and brother Hudson for the new feild, our brother 
Pennyman and brother Colborne for the feild by him, our brother 
Penn and brother Belcher for the fort feild. 

[In margin] upon payne of 4s. for every [offence], brother 
Everill and brother Matson for mylne feild and M r . Wilkes. 

The 23d of the last moneth, 1634. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis, it is agreed by generall consent that all barren cattell 
whatsoever (except such as are constantly imployed in draughte) 
and weaned caulves 20 Weekes ould and Weaned mayle kidds shalbe 
kept abroad from of the necke upon penaltie for every one unput 
away within a weeke after warning us. vid. for every weeke not 
put away ; and our brethren, John Samford, William Cheesbrough 
and William Boston to take care for the observing of this order. 

Item : That there shalbe a little house built, and a sufficiently 
payled yard to lodge the Cattell in of nights att Pullen poynt necke 
before the 14th day of the next second moneth. 

Item : That noe swine above 1 2 weeke ould shalbe suffered to goe 
att libertie on the necke, but kept up in yards, upon penaltie for 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

7 swine otherwise suffered, xiid". for ever} T day soe taken, and 
this order also to bee looked unto by the aforesaid brethren, and 
they to looke out and appoint keepers for them, and to see them 
payd for their soe keeping the swine to bee put from of the necke 
before the first of the next month, or else to keepe them up in their 
yards under the penaltie afforesaid. 

The 23d of the 1st moneth, 1635. 

Att a generall meetinge upon publique warning. 

Impr3'inis : It is agreed, by generall consent, that the overseers 
of the fenses of the severall feilds shall see to the makeing of such 
st}*les and gates as may bee needfull for every feild, and brother 
Wilebore to see to the gate and style next unto Roxburie, all of 
them to be done before the affores'd 7th day of the 2d moneth, the 
st3'les and gates for Comon high wa}*es to be made out of publique 
charge, forth of the Cunstables hand, and the pryvate styles and 
gates to bee made at the charge upon the lands in every feild 
proportionablie for every [acre?] ; upqn payne for every the feilde 
not soe done by the 1 day of the 3d moneth, 20s. to be forfeyted 
by the overseers thereof. 

Item : That whereas the wood upon the neck of land towaids 
Roxburie hath this last winter beene disorderly cutt up and wasted, 
whereb} 7 many of the poore Inhabitants are disappointed of releife 
they might have had there in after and needfull tymes, now it is 
generally agreed that M r . Treasurer, M r . Bellingham, and M r . 
William Hutchinson, with the three Deacons, shall consider whoe 
have beene faultie herein, and sett downe what restitution of Wood 
unto the pcore, such shall make according to theire severall propor- 
tions allotted by the maior part of them six. 

Item : That whosoever at any publique meeting shall fall into 
pryvate conference, to the hindering of the publique businesses, 
shall forfeit for every such offence 12^., to be paid into the Cun- 
stables hand for publique use. 

[3.] Att the same Generall meeting on the said 23d day of the 
1 moneth, 1635. 

Item : It is generally agreed that noe Wood shalbe felled at any 
of the Islands, nor elsewhere, untill they bee lotted out, but att 
Muddy Ryver, Dorchester necke, or Noddles Island. 

Item : That all the wood, as yet left upon the necke of land 
towards Roxburie, shall bee gathered up, and layd or heaped in 
pyles from foyling of the ground, before the 7th of the next 2d 
moneth, upon the forfeyture of 6s. for every load left undressed up 
for every Weeke afterwarde, to bee payd, by those that felled the 
trees, into the Cunstables hands for publique use. 

The 13th of the 2d moneth, 1635. 

Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed, by generall consent, that our Pastor, M r . 
John Wilson, shall have libertie to improve what ground may bee 
for him att Mount Woolystone, with free reserving unto him his 
graunt at Misticke, untill his comeing home, for further agreement 
vith the Inhabitants. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1635. 5 

Item : That all the drye cattle that are put unto our brother 
William Cheesbrough, for keeping att Pullen po} T nt necke, untill 
the 1st of the 9th moneth, shalbe at the rate of 5s. a head unto 
him. 

Likewise it was then generally agreed upon,4hat our brother, 
Philemon Pormont, shalbe intreated to become scholemaster, for 
the teaching and nourtering of children with us. 

Also, that our brother, Richard Fairbanke, shalbe intreated to 
take the Cowes to keeping that are upon the neck ; and in case he 
cannot then our brother, Thomas Wardall, to be intreated there- 
unto. 

The 8th of the 6th moneth, 1635. 

Nichol}*s Willys was Chosen a Cunstable for this following yeare, 
and hath taken his oath accordingly. 

The 30th of the 9th moneth, called November, 1635. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed that noe further allotments shalbe 
graunted unto any new comers, but such as may be likely to be 
received members of the Congregation. 

Item : That none shall sell their houses or allotments to any 
new comers, but with the consent and allowance of those that are 
appointed Allotters. 

Item : That all such as have allotments for habitations alloted 
unto them shall build thereon before the first of the first month 
next called March, or else it shall be in the power of the allotters 
to dispose of them otherwise. 

Item : That M r . William Hutchinson, M r . William Colborne and 
M r . William Brenton shall sett pr} r ces upon all cattell comodities, 
victualls and labourers and Workmen's Wages and that noe other 
prises or rates shalbe given or taken. 

Item : That none of the members of this congregation or inhabi- 
tants among us shall sue one another at the lawe before that M r . 
Henry Vane and the twoe Elders M r . Thomas Oltyver and Thomas 
Leveritt have had the hearing and desyding of the cause if the} 7 " 
cann. 

The 4th of 10th moneth, 1635. 

Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed that noe manner of Cattell, neyther 
cowes, gelt beast, horse, swine or goates shalbe kept or 
suffered to goe at libertie on the inward necke from the middle of 
the second [month] called Aprill untill the latter end of Harvest. 

Item : That M r . William Brenton and M r . John Sampford [shall 
appoint] where and what manner of fence shalbe made betweene 
the [planting grounds ;] and also to appoint eveiy man that shall 
have any new all [otment of planting] ground upon the necke, how 
much of the said fence [he shall make and to view and] allow of 
the sufficiency thereof, or else they are not [to plant their allot- 
ments.] 

Item : That in regard of the unequall disposing of the [planting 



6 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

ground allotted] heretofore it is now agreed by genrall consent 
[that none of the inhabitants shall] be accounted to have any 
estate of inheritance in the planting ground] upon the necke, 
save onely in theire house plotte, gardens [and }~ards, untill] the 
towne shall take Border for a more equal disposing thereof amongst 
them].* 

[4.] Item : Whereas the greatest part of the ground at Mount 
Woollistone intended to have beene given from the Inhabitants to 
our Pastor, M r . John Wilson, in leiwe or exchange for his farme 
at Misticke, have prooved to belong unto the Indyans and 
others, whose interest therein he hath beene forced to purchase. 
The Inhabitants doe therefore relinquish all claime unto this said 
land at Misticke, and doe further confirme unto him his interest in 
this said land att Mount Wollistone, with further allowance to 
have by way of purchase from the Indyans and others or other- 
wise, soe much of the upland ground within or about the said 
grounds there as may make him up a Convenient farme there. 

The 14th of the 10th moneth, 1635. 

Att a genrall meeting uppon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed by genrall consent that M r . William 
Colborne, M r . William Aspynwall, M r . John Sampford, William 
Balstone and Richard Wright, shall, in the behalfe of the towne 
goe and take viewe at Mount Woollistone, and bound out there 
what may bee sufficient for M r . William Coddington and Edmund 
Quinsey to have for their particular farmes there, and accordingly 
as they five or foure of them shall agree upon to stand, and the 
same to be entered in this booke. 

Item : It is agreed that the said five men, or foure of them, shall 
lay out at Muddy Ryver a sufficient allotment for a farme for our 
Teacher, M r . John Cotton. 

Item : It is agreed that M r . William Colborne shall have his 
proportion of ground for a farme unto him laid out att Muddy River, 
neare unto and about his house which he hath there built, by the 
other foure before mentioned, viz., William Aspinwall, John Samp- 
ford, William Balstone and Richard Wright, or three of them. 

Item.: That the two Elders, M r . Thomas Ollyver and Thomas 
Leveritt, shall have their proportion of allotments for theire farming 
layd out at Muddy River, by the before named five persons, viz., 
William Colborne, William Aspynwall, John Sampford, William 
Balstone and Richard Wright, or four of them. 

Item : That the poorer sort of the Inhabitants, such as are mem- 
bers or likely so to be, and have noe Cattell, shall have their pro- 
portion of allotments for planting ground, and other assigned unto 
them by the Allotters, and layd out at Muddy River by the afore- 
named five persons, or foure of them ; those that fall betweene the 
foote of the hill and the Water to have but 4 acres upon a head, and 
those that are farther of to have five acres for every head, the plott 
to begin next Muddy River side. 

[*A part of the leaf is lost now, but the blanks are filled from the copy made in 
1855.] 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1635. 7 

Item : That M r . William Hutchinson, M r . Edmund Quinsey, 
M r . Samuell Wilbore, M r . William Cheeseborowe and John 
Ollyver, or four of them, shall, by the assignments of the Allotters, 
lay out their proportion of allottments for farmes att Rumley 
Marsh, whoe there are to have the same. 

[5.] The 4th of the llth moneth, called January, 1635. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed by generall consent that M r . Atherton 
Haulgh shall have six hundred acres layd him out beyond Mount 
Woolly stone, betweene Monott3*cott Ryver and the bounds that 
part our bounds from Wamoth ; and if there be not convenient 
meadowe there for this said farme then he is to bee accomodated 
with meete meadowe for it in the little meaddow at the upper end 
of the fresh brooke called the stande, and to bee la}'d out by the 
former fyve mentioned persons, namely William Colborne, William 
Aspinwall, John Sampford, William Balstone and Richard Wright, 
or foure of them. 

Item : It is agreed that hereafter from this day none shall fell 
am^ Wood or timber at Muddy Ryver, or any other place of private 
allottments, but upon their owne allottments. 

Item : That all such as have felled any trees in any the ap- 
pointed place for private allotments, shall eyther cart away the 
same within this six monthes, or else the owners of the ground shall 
have it. 

Item : It is agreed that every one shall have a sufficient way unto 
his allotment of ground, wherever it be, and that the Inhabitants of 
the towne shall have libertie to appoint men for the setting of them 
out, as need shall require, and the same course to be taken for all 
comon high ways, both for the towne and countrie. 

Item : It is agreed* that all the alottments att Mount Woollyston 
shalbe set out by M r . Coddington, William Colbourne, William 
Aspinwall, Edmund Quinsey, and Richard Wright, or some foure of 
them ; and that ever} r alotment shall have a convenient proportion of 
meaddowe therefore, according to their number of cattell that have 
the same. 

Item : That M r . William Hutchinson shall have a sufficient 
farme layd him out att Mount Woollystone beyond M r . Codding- 
ton's farrne, and M r . Wilson's into the countrie adioyning to Dor- 
chester bounds by the afforesaid five persons, or foure of them, and 
at their discretions. 

The 23d of the llth moneth, 1635. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis at this meeting, Thomas Marshall is, by generall con- 
sent, chosen for the keeping of a ferry from the mylne point unto 
Charltowne, and to W3'nn} r seemitt, and to take for his ferrying 
unto Charltowne, as the ferryman there hath, and unto Wynny- 



[The following words are stricken out: "that Ollyver Mellows, William Balston, 

Thomas E , Jacob Ellyot, James Everill, James Pennyman, John (Buffer?), William 

Chesborowe, Richard Truesdalo, Edward Hutchinson, and Richard Wright shall have."] 



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semitt for a single person, 6d. ; for two, 6d. ; and for every one 
above the number of two, 2d. a peece. 

Item : That such of the poorer Inhabitants, whose allotments 
were other where, should have libertie for 3 years to plant at 
Muddy Ryver, where the rest doe plant, upon such part of their 
Allotments as themselves are not able for the present to plant : 
they, in regard thereof, making their part of the fence, and leaving 
such fence as they doe make in due reparation, and not taking away 
any of the Wood or timber upon those allottments. 

[6.] Item : It was likewise agreed that for the raj-sing of a new 
Worke of fortification upon the Forthill, about that which is there 
alreddy begune, the whole towne would bestowe fourteene dayes 
worke, by equall proportion, and for this end M r . Deputie, M r . 
Henry Vane, M r . John Winthrop, Senr., M r . William Coddington, 
M r . John Winthrop, Junr., Captaine John Underbill, and M r . Wil- 
liam Brenton were authorised as Commissioners ; that they, or the 
greater part of them, should sett downe how many dayes worke 
would be equall for each man to doe, and what money such should 
contribute beside their worke as were of greater abilities, and had 
fewer servants, that there w r ith provision of tooles and other 
necessaryes might bee made, and some recompence given to such 
of the poorer sort as should be found to bee overburdened with their 
fourteene dayes worke ; ajidJV^_jhn_Cojj^ 
and M r . William Dyer, clarke, for the furtherance of this worke. 
The Worke also is to be gone in hajid with soe soone as Weather 
w r ill permitt in regard that the Ingineere, M r . Lyon Garner, who 
doth soe freely offer his help thereunto hath but a short time of 
stay. 

Money lent to this worke : By the Deputy, 5 ; by M r . Vane, 5 ; 
byM r . Winthrop, 5 ; M r . Coddington, 5 ; M r . Winthrop, Junr., 
5 ; M r . Kayne, 5 ; M r . Hutchinson, 5 ; M r . Cogan, 5 ; M r . 
Ollyver, and Tho. Leveritt, 5 ; M r . Cogeshall, and M r . Harding, 
5. Fort hill. 

The 19th of the 12th moneth, called February, 1635. 

At a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : M r . William Hutchinson, M r . William Colborne and 
M r . William Brenton are chosen to serve for Comittj'es ; M r . John 
Cogan and M r . William Aspinell to serve on the grand Jury, and 
Richard Fairebancke, Wm. Hudson and James Pennyman to serve 
of the pettie Jury. 

The 27th of the last moneth, called February, 1635. 

Att a meeting upon prj^vate Warning it was agreed that there 
shalbe a Watch taken up and gone round with from the 1 of 2d 
month next, for the summertime, from srmne sett an houre after the 
beating of the drumbe, upon penaltie for every one wanting therein 
12d. for every night. 

The 14 of the 1 moneth called March, 1636. 
Att a genrall meeting upon private warning. 
At this meeting it was agreed that M r . Thomas Oliver, Thomas 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1636. 9 

Leveritt, M r . William Hntchinson, William Colborne, John Cog- 
geshall, John Sampford, Richard Tuttell, William Aspenall, 
William Brenton, William Balston, Jacob Eltyot and James Penne 
shall from this day oversee, looke unto and sett order for all the 
Allottments within us, and for all Comers in unto us, as also for 
all other the occasions and businesses of this Towne, excepting 
matters of Election for the Generall courte and so from time to 
time to bee agreed upon and ordered by them, or the greater parte 
oTlEem7 ft) r these next six monethes. 

~~3jid, whereas, att a Generall meeting the 14th of the 10th 
monetli last it was ordered that M r . William Colborne, M r . William 
Aspinnall, John Sampford, William Balstone and Richard Wright 
should bound out M r . William Coddingtons and Edmund Quinse}*s 
farmes att Mount Woollystone, and the same accordingly to bee 
entred in this booke ; now the said five persons have thus given in 
the bounds thereof, vizt., that M r . Wilson's lott shalbe the 
Northerly bound and the Sea on the east part, with so much of the 
neck of land toward Nutt Hand unto the marked trees of the neck, 
and so to be compassed about on the south and west part as wee 
have marked it out by trees from place to place unto the dead 
swamp next M r . Wilson's, Excluding a parcell of marsh land in 
which there stands 3 homocks, with Pyne trees upon the south 
side of the marsh neare the water. 

[7.] The 21st of the 1st moneth, 1636. 

At a meeting of Thomas Ollyver, Thomas Leveritt, William 
Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Sampford, 
William Brenton, William Balston and James Penne. 

Irnpr3 T mis : At this day upon our viewe these former graunted Al- 
lotments were not built upon according to a former order made the 
30th of the 9th moneth last, and therefore that they are free to be 
otherwise disposed of, vizt., M r . Atberton Haulghes, Zackie Bos- 
worth, Richard Truesdayles, Richard Oakes, Nathaniell Wood- 
warde, Thomas Meakins the elder, and Thomas Meakinsthe younger, 
M r . Greene's, M r . Mullyn's, Richard Walker's," John Palmer's, 
James Johnson's, Richard Brackett's, Thomas Blott's, Richard 
Tuttell's, Barnabie Dorry fall's, Thomas Savage's, Bush- 
nail's, M r . Woodwarde, M r . Stanley's, Roberte Houlton's, Anthony 
Harker's, Grigges, the Carpenter, and Richard Wrighte. 

Item : At this meeting it is ordered that all the fences belong- 
ing to the Corne feilde shall bee made sufficient before the 14th 
day of the next second moneth upon payne of 5s. for every rodd 
defective, and they to bee overseene and looked unto thus, namely, 
the feild towards Rocksberry by Jacob Ellyott and Jonathan 
Negoose, the fort feild by James Penn and Richard Gridley, the 
mylne feild b} T John Button and Edward Bendall, and the new 
feild by John Audle}^ and Thomas Fairewether. 

And it is agreed that the Cowes shall bee kept from the 1st of 
the 3d moneth next unto the last of the eight moneth. 

Item : It is ordered that none of the Inhabitants amongst us that 
have any milch cow shall keepe any goate upon the necke, nor 
that the}- that have onely goats shall keepe any but their milch 



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goats upon the necke, nor to keepe above fyve of them for any 
one houshold, and all the rest to be sent away by the 1 of the 3d 
moneth next. 

Item : That all gelt beast but those that are in present use for 
draughts, shall bee put of from of the necke before the said 1st 
day of the third moneth. 

Item : That noe Inhabitant amongst us shall keepe above twoe 
milch cowes on the necke ; and those that are more, to bee had a 
way before the said 1st day of the 3 moneth. 

Item : That all hoggs shall bee putt of the necke or kept up 
from goeing abroad before the 2d day of the 2d moneth next, upon 
payne of the forfeyture of them to bee seized upon by John 
Sampson and William Balstone, halfe to the owner, and one 
quarter to the takers, and the other quarter for publique uses. 

The 9th of the 3d moneth, called May, 1636. 

Att a meeting on the day l>y Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William 
Aspinall, William Brenton, William Balstone, James Penne. 

It was ordered that noe Townsmen shall entertaine any stran- 
gers into theire houses for above 14 da} r es, without leave from those 
that are appointed to order the townes businesses. 

Item : It is ordered that William Aspinnall, William Brenton, 
William Balston, John Sampford and James Penne, or some foure 
of them shall lay out our Pastor M r . John Wilsons bounds and M r . 
William Hutchinsons att Mount Woollystone. 

Item : It is ordered that none shall keepe any victualling houses 
for the selling of wine, beare, cakes or any other kinde of victualls 
within this towne, but onely such as are allowed thereunto as 
Inkeepers. 

[8.] The 13th of the 3d moneth, May, 1636. 

Att a generall meetinge upon publique notice. 

Att this Assembly M r . William Hutchinson, M r . John Cogge- 
shall and M r . William Brenton are chosen for Deputyes or Com- 
mittees for the service of this next generall Court. 

The 6th of the 4th moneth, June, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willy am Hutchiuson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, 
William Aspenall, Richard Tuttell, John Sampford and James 
Penne, 

It was agreed that there shalbe a sufficient foote way made 
from William Colbornes feilde end unto Samuell Wylebores feilde 
end next Roxburie, by the Surveyors of the high wayes before the 
last of the next 5th month. 

Item : Wee finde that Richard Fairbanke hath sould unto twoe 
straingers the twoe houses in Sudbury end that were William 
Balstones, contrar}' to a former order, and therefore the sayle to 
bee voyd, and the said Richard Fairbancke to forfeite for his 
breaking thereof, xls. 

Item : Wee finde that Isaacke Cullymore Carpenter hath sould 



BOSTON TOWN KECOKDS, 1636. 11 

his house unto a strainger, contrary to the same order, and 
therfore the sa} T le thereof to bee v'oyd, and the said Isaacke Cully- 
more to forfeite for his breaking thereof, xl s. 

The 20th of the 4th moneth, 1636. 

Att a n:eeting this day before Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William 
Aspenall, William Brenton, John Sampford, William Balston and 
James Penne. it was agreed that M r . Ovv3'n Roe, of London, having 
a house and towns lott amongst us and certaine cattell, shall have 
layd out for him 200 acres of ground att Mount Woollystone for 
the present releife of his cattell, and for him to inioy whenas he 
shalbecome an Inhabitant amongst us, and not otherwise to bee 
sett out by William Aspenall, William Brenton, William Balston, 
John Sampford and James Penne, or some foure of them. 

The loth of the 6th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sampford, Richard Tuttell, William Balstone and James Penne, 
It was ordered that John Sampford and William Hudson shalbe 
Water baylies to see that noe annoying things eyther by fish, 
Wood or stone, or other such like things, be left or layd about the 
sea shore, upon the forfeyture sett downe in former orders made 
the 1st of the 7th moneth, 1634. 

[9.] The 22d of the 6th moneth, August, 1636. 

Att a generall meeting upon this day. 

Att this Assembly M r . Wilyam Hutchinson, M r . John Cogge- 
shall and M r . William Brenton are Chosen for Deputyes or 
Comittyes for the service of this next generall Court. 

Att this Assembly M r . John Newgate is chosen for one of the 
Constables within this towne for one whole yeare, and hath taken 
his oath accordingly. 

The 16 of the 7th moneth, September, 1636. 

Att a generall meeting upon this day. 

Att this assembly M r . Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, M r . 
William Hutchinson, M r . Robte Keayne, M r . John Newgate, M r . 
William Coulborne, M r . John Coggeshall, M r . John Sampford, M r . 
William Brenton and M r . William Balstone are, with generall con- 
sent, chosen for these next sixe monthes to oversee and sett order 
for all allottments belonging to this towne, and for all other occa- 
sions and businesses of the same (excepting matters of Election 
for the Generall Corte) from time to time, to bee agreed upon and 
ordered b t y them or the greater part of them. 

Item : At this Assembly it was agreed upon by common vote and 
by lifting up of hands that the 565 acrs as they are described in a 
mapp, and which were formerly purchased at Mount Woollystone 
by our Pastor, M r . John Wilson, with the consent of this towne, 
partly of M r . Pincheon, partly of M r . Woolcott, partly of M r . Smyth 
(or at least his Tytle utterly silenced) and partly of the Indyans 



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should bee, and is the Allotment of the said John Wilson there, 
together with the lande there in Controversie betwixt Dorchester 
and Boston, if the Court adiudge them to Boston. 

The 26 of the 7th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this da}' before Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robte Keayne, John Newgate, William Coul- 
borne, John Coggeshall, John Sampford and William Balstone, it 
was founde that William Hudson hath sould an housplott and 
garden unto one William Mawer, a strainger, without the consent 
of the appointed Allotters, contrarie to a former order, xx s. 

Also that William Aspenall hath sold a housplott and a garden 
unto one M r . Tinge, contrarie to the same order 2 li. 

Item : That in- like sort M r . Samuell Cole hath sold an Allotment 
unto one M r . Greenfield, and is to forfett for the breaking of the 
order iii li. 

The 4th of the 8th moneth, October, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robte Kea}'ne, John Newgate, John Cogges- 
hall, William Brenton and William Balston, it was agreed and 
ordered that from this day there shall noe house at all be built in 
this towne neere unto any of the streets or laynes therein, but with 
the advise and consent of the overseers of the townes occasions for 
the avoyding of disorderly building to the inconvenience of streets 
and laynes, and for the more comely and Commodious ordering of 
them upon the forfeyture for every house built Contrarie to this 
order, of such some as the ouerseers shall see fitting, under the 
sume of x li. 

[1O.] The 17 of the 8th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas 
Leveritt, William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton and John 
Sampford, it was ordered by them that all the timber in the mar- 
kett place shalbe taken away before the next meeting day, which 
is to be on the 1 day of the next moneth, upon the forfeyture of 
such timber as shalbe there then found, and that noe more timber 
shalbe thither brought upon the forfe} T ture thereof, and the markett 
place to be gotten cleane and cleare dressed by that time b}* Wil- 
liam Brenton and John Sampford, upon theire forfeyture of x s. 
in default thereof, and the sawe pitte gotten filled. 

Item : It is ordered that John Gallop shall remove his payles at 
his yarde ende within 14 dayes, and to rainge them even with the cor- 
ner of his house, for the preserving of the way upon the Sea 
Bancke. 

Item : That William W^ilkes, Isaack Culbrmore, Henry L}*nne, 
and M r . Greens3 T mth shall raynge theire payle upon each of their 
grounds streight from the corner of William Wilkes his house, or 
from the upper poast of his garding gap, and to preser\ r e a path 
way, of a Rod breadth, betweene payle and payle, betweene this 
and the 1 of the. next 2d moneth, and soe to g,,e all along unto 
John Pemberton's house in the same raynge. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1636. 13 

Also that there shalbe a streete way betweene Henry Lynn and 
M r . Samuell Coles' ground, to runne up from the water syde to the 
next great crosse streete 1 Rod and halfe broad. 

Also another la3 T ne to goe up from the water side by John 
Gallop's, a pole breadth, unto the same crosse way. 

Also another layne to be left to goe from the water side up the 
balke or meare that goes up from the end of John Mylam's house, 
next William Aspenall's ground, and* to goe along to the Mylne 
Cove a Rod and a halfe broade. 

Item : That the streete way from the gates next James Everill's 
towards ye nr^lne is to runne streight along in an even l} r ne to 
John Pemberton's house, and to raynge betweene Thomas Marshall's 
house and Serg}'ant Savage's house, and to be within the streete, 
betweene pa}'le and payle, on eyther syde 2 pole bredth. 

Also that there shalbe a layne to goe from Cove to Cove, 
betweene Thomas Paynter and Thomas Marshall, 1 pole and a 
halfe betweene payle and payle in bredth. 

The 1st of the 9th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, William Coulborne, John 
Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sampford, and William Bal- 
stone, it is ordered that all the feild fence shalbe made sufficient 
with duble rayle and payle before the first of the next second 
moneth, upon the forfeiture of those planting grounds that are not 
soe fenced, or else to pay for every rodd then undone, x s. 

The 15th of the same. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leavitt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Samford, William Brenton, and 
William Balstone, William Hudson hath payd into the hands of 
M r . Robert Keayne, v s. ; William Aspenall, xxv s. ; and Samuell 
Cole, xx s., for theire forfeyture upon their houses selling contrary 
to a former Order. 

Also at this meeting Richard Fairebanck is Chosen for our 
Hog Reeve, according to order of Court. 

Also it was agreed that our Teacher, M r . John Cotton, shall 
have unto his lott, at Muddy Ryvar, all the ground tying betweene 
the twoe brooks next to William Colborne's allottment there, and 
soe to the other end unto shortest overcut beyond the hill towards the 
north west. 

[11.] The 28th of the 9th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas 
Leveritt, William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, John 
Sampford, and William Balstone, it is ordered and agreed that 
Robte Harding shall remove the little house in his yard, and take 
it away from thence before the 1 of the next 3d moneth. 

Also it is agreed that the Inhabitants whoe doe want wood 
shall take liberty to gett for their use at Deare Island, soe as that 



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they presently take and carrye away what they doe gett, and what- 
soever they leave felled there to be at liberty for others to take 
away. 

The 3d day of the 10th moneth, 1636, December. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice, M r . John Cogge- 
shall, M r . William Coulborne, and M r . William Brenton are chosen 
for Deputyes or Comittees for the service of this next Generall 
Court. 

Also these 8 are chosen to Consider of Mount Woolistone busi- 
nesse, and for the ripening thereof how there may bee a Towne 
and Church there, with the consent of this Towne's Inhabitants, viz. : 
The Governor, the Deput} r Governor, M r . Ollyvar, M r . Keayne, 
M r . Newgate, M r . Coulborne, M r . Coggeshall, and M r . Brenton. 

The 12th of the same 10th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sanford, and 
William Balstone, it is agreed that Edward Belchar, William Tal- 
mage, Thomas Snowe, and William Deninge, and John Arratt, the 
servants of William Brenton, shall have their great Allottments at 
Muddy River, and also our brother Robert Hull and Thomas 
Wheelar. 

Also it is agreed that not above one dwelling house shalbe built 
upon any one lott without the consent of the Townes overseers. 

The 26th of the same 10th moneth. 

Att a meeting this da}', of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Kea3*ne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sanford and 
William Balstone, it is agreed Thomas Mount shall have leave to 
fence in a peece of the marsh before his house, for the makeing of 
brick in, at the pleasure of the overseers of the towne, and at 
theire appointment to lay it open againe. 

The 9th of llth moneth, called January, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sanford and 
William Balstone, it is agreed, that the Captaine Underhill shall 
have a great Allottment of 80 acrs of Upland, and 20 acrs of 
marsh ground, in the most convenient place, after the laying out 
of the former graunted Allotments att Muddy Ryvar. 

Also, that our brother, John Ollyvar, shall have his greate 
Allotment of forty acrs att Pullen poj'nt. 

And, Whereas, at a generall meeting the 4th of the llth month, 
1635, it was ordered that M r . William Coddington, M r . William 
Coulborne, William Aspinaull, Edmund Quinsey, and John San- 
ford, should lay out M r . William Hutchinson, a sufficient farme at 
Mount Woollystone, at their discretions ; now the said five persons 
have, at this day under their hands, thus given in the laying out 



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thereof, viz., they have assigned unto him six hundred acrs of 
ground, lying betwixt Dorchester bounds and Mount Woollistone 
ryver, from the back side of M r . Coddington's and M r . Wilson's 
farmes, up into the Country, and if there be not sufficient meddow 
ground within his lott to have such competent meddow assigned to 
him as we shall thinke flttinge. 



The 9th of the llth month, 1636. 

It was further agreed, that our brother, Isaac Grosse, shall 
have a great Allotment at Muddy River. 

And our brother, Hugh Gunnyson, at Mount Woollystone for 3 
heads. 

Also, it was graunted to our brother, M r . William Brenton, that 
in lei we of his allottment at Hogg Hand, he shall have twenty acrs 
more added unto his allottment at Pullen Poynt necke. 

And that our brother, M r . Edward Gibbon, shall haye an Allott- 
ment of fourescore acrs att Pullen Poynt, if it be there to be had. 

And that our brother, John Olyvar, shall have an allottment 
of fiftie acrs there, and that rayther in regard of his father's resign- 
ing his right at Hog Island to the Towne. 

The 23 of the same 11 moneth. 

Att an assembly this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, Willyam 
Colbourue, John Coggeshall, John Samford and Willyam Brenton, 
it was agreed, that - Bushnall, widdow, George Harwood 
and John Lowe, the wheelwright, shall have house lotts and gardens 
upon the usual Condition of inoffensive Carryage. 

The 7th of the 12th month, called February, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Leveritt, William Hutchinson, 
Robert Keayne, John Newgate, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, 
Willyam Brenton and Willyam Balstone, it was agreed, that our 
brother, Thomas Alcock, shall have his great lott la} T d out at 
Muddy River. 

The 20th of the 12th moneth, called February, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, Willyam 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, Willyam Brenton and 
Wiltyam Balstone, it is agreed that our Brother, M r . John Wheele- 
wright, shall have an Allottment of twoe hundred and fiftie acrs 
la} r d out for him att Mount Wooltystone, where may be most Con- 
venient, without prejudice, to setting up of a towne there ; to be layd 
out by M r . Coddington and our brother Wright. 

Also that our brother, Wiltyam Wardall, Willyam Coale and 
Sampson Shelton, shall have, each of them, two acrs a peece layd 
out at the Mount onely for their present* planting, and to bee left 
*by them att the discretion of the Allotters thereof allowing them 
such of their costs about them as then may be fitting. 

Also that Nicholys Needham shall have the like Allowed unto 
him there. 



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Also that our brother, Thomas Savage, shall have seaven acrs 
of the marsh ground att Muddy Ryver layd him out, for the keep- 
ing of his Cattle (being in number five) by our brother, William 
Coulborne and others. 

Also that Thomas Joyes shall have leave to buye a peece of 
ground of our brother Robert Turner, and to have it upon the 
usuall Condition of inoffensive Carryage. 

The 6th of the 1st moneth, called March, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, John Newgate, Willyam Coulborne, John 
Coggeshall, William Brenton and William Balstone, it is agreed 
that Thomas Scottoe, the sonne of our sister Thomasine Scottoe, 
shall have leave to build an house in his mother's ground, rancking 
it in order with the Consent of the Townes Overseers. 

Also that our Brother Wiltyam Balstone, shall have the remayn- 
ing swampe on the backside of M r . Coddington's swampe onto the 
Widdow Purtons corner pa}ie, leaving out twoe rodde and a halfe 
for eyther of the high wayes that are against it, the one being the 
way to the mylne, and the other to the Cove next unto M r . Cod- 
dingtons. 

The 20th of the same moneth, 1637. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon Publique notice. 

Att this meeting M r . Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, M r . 
Willyam Hutchinson, M r . Wiltyam Coulborne, M r . John Coggeshall, 
M r . Robert Harding, M r . John Sanford, M r . Willyam Brenton, M r . 
Willyam Balstone, James Penne and Jacob Ellyot, are, with 
Generall Consent, Chosen for these next six monethes to oversee 
and sett order for the townes occasions as formerly hath beene. 

Also Thomas Grubbe and Jonathan Negoose are Chosen Sur- 
veyors for the high wayes towards Roxbury, and Thomas Marshall 
and John Button for the high wayes to the Milne for this next 
yeare. 

[13.] The 21st of the 1st moneth, called March, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ol % yvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, William CoulbornCj John Coggeshall, Robert 
Harding, John Sanford, Willyam Balston, and James Penne, it 
was agreed that our brother James Pennj-man shall have leave for 
this yeare to mowe that part of the marsh on the necke neare unto 
his garding which he hath wontedly mo wen. 

The 3d of the 2d moneth, called April, 1637. 

Att a meeting this da}' of Thomas Otyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, James Penne and Jacob Ellyott; It was agreed that our 
brother Alexander Winchester shall have a garding plottnext unto 
our bretherenn William Dyneley and William Wilsons theire garden 
plotts upon like condition with them of building houses therein 
when they shall come to lye in a streete way. 

Whereas at a former meeting it was agreed that M r . Willyam 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1637. 17 

Coddington and our brother Richard Wright should lay out our 
brother M r . John Wheelewright his Allotment of 250 acrs att 
Mount Woollystone, now they have brought inthela} r ing out there- 
of thus, vizt., 40 acrs thereof in the sunke marsh lying south and 
by east of the lands of the said Willy am Coddington, 5 acrs for 
his house lott and 205 acrs at the end of it running with one side 
of the first lott and the lyne of 20 acrs of the planting ground 
allotted to be extended into the countrye till his full proportion of 
205 acrs between those two lynes be runned out. 

Also it, is agreed that Stephen Kinsley, labourer, shall have a 
house pldtt next unto our brother Alexander Winchester his garden 
plott. 

The 17th of the 2d moneth, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Leveritt, Wiltyam Hutchin- 
son, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, Willyam 
Brenton, James Penne and Jakob Ellyot, it is agreed that all the 
feild fences and gates shalbe made up and forthwith looked unto 
by Sergeant Hutchinson and Richard Gridley for the fort feild, by 
John Button, James Everill and Isaack Groose for the mylne 
feild and new feild, and by William Coulborne and Jacob Eltyott 
for the feild next Roxburie. 

Also, that Richard Sherman's wife shall have a house plott next 
unto Stephen Kinsley's house plott, or M r . Danyell Maud's garding 
plott there. 

Also, that M r . Danyell Mawde, schoolemaster, shall have a gar- 
den plott next unto Stephen Kinsley's house-plott upon like 
Condition of building thereon if neede bee. 

The 29th of the same moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ollyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, Willyam Brenton, William Balstone, James Penn' and 
Jacob Ellyot, it was granted that our brother Edmund Hutchinson 
shall have a garding plott layd out at the south end of M r . Robert 
Keayne's great garding. 

Also, it is ordered that the feild fences at Muddy Ryver shalbe 
made sufficient before the 7th day of the next third moneth by 
equall proportion of acrs upon the Planters thereupon, in default 
of xij d. for every acre then undone. 

The 13th of 3d moneth called May, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ol}'var, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Robert 
Harding, John Sanford, Willyam Brenton, Willyam Balstone and 
James Penne, it is ordered that the fould keeper shall have for 
every trespassinge beast or horse that he fetcheth to ye fould iiii d. 
and for eveiy trespassing Calfe, goat or hogg fetcheth unto the 
fould ii d. ; for every one brought unto the fould by any other, i d. 

Item : It is agreed that whosoever else shall bring any trespass- 
ing Cattell to the fould they shall have for every great beast and 
horse so brought, iii d. and of every calf, goate and swine so 



18 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

brought, i cZ., and that there shalbe paid for every fould breach, v s. 
or rescuing of an}'. 

Item : It is agreed that Richard Fairebancke shalbe the fold 
keeper for the residue of this our half yeare time. 

[14.] The 18th day of the 3d moneth, May, 1637. 

Att a generall meeting upon publiqne notice, M r . Henry Vane, 
M r . Willyam Coddington, and M r . Atherton Haulgh, are chosen 
for the service of this Generall Corte as Deputyes or Comittees. 

The 19th of the same moneth. 

Att a generall meeting upon pryvate and particular Warning from 
house to house and by Reason of the Courts refusall of the former 
Choyse, M r . Henry Vane, Esq., M r . Willyam Coddington and M r . 
Atherdon Haulgh are now againe Chosen deputyes or Comittees for 
the service of the present Generall Courte, and that upon Warrant 
to Us from the Courte for a new Ghoyse. 

The 2d of the 4th moneth, June, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Leveritt, William Hutchinson, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Stanford, William 
Brenton, William Balston and James Penne, It is agreed that James 
Pennyman shall have the Hilsteade and the marsh ground under it 
as it shalbe measured and bounded out at Charles Ryver, He allow- 
ing out of his Allottment at Mount Woollystone seaven acrs for 
five. 

Also, that Thomas Flint hath allotted unto him 24 acrs of the 
marsh ground at the mouth of Muddy River, and there to be layd 
out for him. 

Also, it is agreed that Richard Fairebancke shall have leave for 
this summer tyme to mow the marsh that is agains this acr of plant- 
ing ground in the Newfeild, as he hath formerly mowne it. 

The 12th of the 4th moneth, June, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Robte 
Harding, Willyam Brenton, Wiltyam Balstone, James Penne and 
Jacob Ellyott, George Woodward, sopeboylar, was found a delin- 
quent for an unlawfull entry upon some of the Towne's ground and 
for digging holes and anno}'ing the high Way with stinking fish to 
the forfeiturs of iii vi s. viii d. 

Att this meeting it was brought in that M r . Willyam Peirce hath 
an hundred acrs of upland and marsh ground layd out for him at 
Pullenpoint necke. 

Also M r . Edward Gibbon hath fourescore acrs of upland and 
marsh ground layd him out there. 

Also John Olyvar hath his fiftye acrs of upland and marsh 
ground layd him out there. 

Also M r . William Brenton had threescore and foure acrs of 
upland and marsh ground layd him out there, and a hundred acrs 
on the otherside of M r . Aspeualls. 

Also Edward Bayts hath foureteene acrs of upland and marsh 
ground la} 7 d him out there. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1637. 19 

Also George Ruggle hath graunted unto him a housplott and gar- 
densteade to be layd out neere unto the new mylne by our brother 
Coulborne and some other of the company. 

The 1 of the 5th moneth, July, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Rob- 
ert Harding, Willyam Brenton, Willyam Balston, James Penne and 
Jacob Ellyott, there was granted to our brother Ralph Hudson a 
garding plott at the end of Thomas Mekins garden plott. 

Also a house and garden plott graunted to our brother Sammuell 
Wilbore att the side of Barnabie Dorry falls housplott and garden. 

The 16th of the same 5th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Rob- 
ert Harding, John Samford, William Brenton, James Penne and 
Jakob Ellyott, there was graunted unto Jacob Ellyott the little 
marsh lying against Charles Ryver with a little hill of upland 
ground neere the middst therof, and compast on three sydes with 
highland ground, allowing out of his Allotment att mount Woolly- 
stone seaven acrs for five. The which he afterwards allowed, and it 
layd out for parte of his brother Francis Ellyotts Allotment at the 
Mount. 

[15.] The 7th of the 6 moneth, August, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulbourne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, William Balston and James Penne, leave is granted to 

Richard Fairbank to sell his shopp to Saunders, a booke- 

bynder. 

The 28 of the same 6th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, James Peun, 
William Balston and Jacob Ellyott, it is agreed that Richard Hull 
Carpenter shall have liberty to sell his house and ground neere 
John Galloppe unto Phillip Sherman, of Roxbury. 

Also it is agreed that M r . Wiltyam Hutchinson shall have leave 
for this present summer to mow the little meaddowe at the head of 
Monitycott Ryvar, and to be Considered of for further inioying 
of it. 

The 25th of the 7th moneth, September, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, William Balstone and James Penne, it is agreed that M r . 
Thomas Makepeace shall have a houseplott and garding place. 

Also that our Brother Edward Denn} r s shall have a housplott 
and garding stead towards the New mylne. 

Also our Brother Richard Wayte to have the like thereabouts. 

Also Robert Gillaru, marryner, hath leave to buy a houseplott 
where he can. 



20 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Also leave is granted to Henry Webbe to buy the house wherein 
he now dwelleth, and to have a garding plott where may be most 
Convenient for him. 

Also there is a garding plott granted to our brother James Penne 
for to lay to the house that was Widdowe Shelleys, to be layd out 
among the garden plotts towards the new mylne. 

Also there is granted to our Brother Valentine Hill a garding 
plott there. 

Also there is granted to our brother William Cheesbrough shall 
have 2 rodd and a halfe square of the marsh next unto M r . Belling- 
hams Woodyard for to build upon. 

Also there is granted to John Lowe, Wheelewright, 2 rodd and 
a halfe square of the same marsh next unto our brother Cheesbrough 
for a house plott and yard roorne. 

Also there is granted to our brother William Hudson a foote and 
a halfe to come into the streete way for the setting up of his new 
building towards the sea syde where he dwelleth. 

The 16 of the 8th moneth, October, 1637. 

Att a Generall meeting upon Publique notice. 

M r . Willyam Coddington, M r . John Coggeshall and M r . William 
Aspenall are Chosen as Deputies or Comittees for this next 
generall Cort. 

Also at this meeting M*. Olyvar, M r . Leveritt, M r . William 
Hutchinson, M r . William Coulborne, M r . John Coggeshall, M r . 
William Aspenall, M r . John Sanford, M r . Robte Harding, Ancient * 
Balston, James Penn and Jacob Ellyott are Chosen as formerly 
for the Occasions of this towne for these next six months, and so 
until new ones be. made choise of, and their charges at theire meet- 
ings to be borne by the towne in generall. 

Also at this meeting, M r . Eaph Hudson and Edward Bendall are 
chosen Cunstables of this towne for this next yeare. 

[16.] The 30th of the 8th moneth, called October, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulbourne, John Coggeshall, 
William Aspenall, John Samford, Robte Hardinge, William Bal- 
ston, James Penne, and Jacob Ellyott: our brother- Valentine 
Hill hath his great Allotment granted him att Pullen Point, to the 
number of 60 acrs, if it be there to be had. 

Also there is graunted to our brother John Hansett a great Lott 
att the Mount, for 3 heads, yea, even for three heads. 

The 6th of the 9th moneth, November, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day, upon particular notice, the Freemen 
have, upon further Consideracon, by Warrant from the generall 
Court, instead of M r . John Coggeshell and M r . William Aspenall, 
Chosen M r . William Coulborne and John Olyvar, to be ioyned with 
M r . William Coddington for deputyes or Comittees for this present 
generall Court. 

* This name is very indistinct. Mr. Morse transcribed it as Americent. 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1637. 21 

The 13th of the 9th month, November, 1637. 

At a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William 
Aspenall, John Sanford, Robte Harding, William Balstone, James 
Penne and Jacob Elljott, our brother, John Olyvar, hath granted 
unto him a peice of marsh adioyning to M r . Ting's ditch, eighteene 
pace in bredth to the outside of his fence from his garding, and to 
the high wa}' next the beach. 

Also there -is granted to the Governor, M r . John Winthropp, the 
twoe hills next Pullen Point, with some barren marsh adioyning 
thereunto, Provided it be noe hindrance to the townes setting up a 
Ware in Fisher's Creek, or fishing for Basse there. 

Also there is granted to our Brother Samuell Wilbore foure 
rodde in length of the marsh towards the sea shore, and 3 rodd in 
depth next unto John Lowe his grant there. 

Also there is granted to Brother Thomas Marshall one rodd in 
depth of the same marsh next unto the ground he hath there. 

The 4th of the 10th moneth, called December, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, Robte Harding, William Balston, James Penne, and 
Jacob Ellyott, there was graunted to John Bibbles a house plott 
next unto Richard Woodhowses. 

Also it is agreed that M r . Atherton Haulgh shall have all the 
neck of land (as yet not layd out) Joyning to M r . William Cocl- 
dington, and the rest of the Brethren's meadow Lotte there, and to 
have it made up seaven hundred Acrs upon the maineland, fiftie 
Acrs thereof to be in the little meadow where M r . William Hutch- 
inson had hay mown this last yeare ; and if the meadow exceed 
not threescore acrs, then is M*. Haulgh to have the whole meadow, 
and it is left to his choyse to beginne for the rest, eyther at the 
little meadow, and so to come downwards to the Brethren's Lott of 
7 Acrs upon a head, or to begin from their Lotte, and so up to the 
meadow all upon the south side of the stony brooke, and for the 
Rockie ground therein to have allowance, as the Brethren have 
unto their Rockie ground there, and to have Commonage, as the 
Brethren have there. And if the said meadow doe exceed three- 
score Acrs, then is M r . Haulgh to have his fiftie Acrs therein where 
he pleaseth, taking it alltogether at which end thereof he will. 

The 28 day of the 8th moneth, called October, 1637. 

Furthermore, at a meeting of M r . Thomas Olyvar, Thomas 
Leveritt, M r . Willyam Colbron, M r . Robert Keayne, Captain 
Edward Gibon, M r . William Ting, Jacob Elyott and M r . John 
Cogan, It was fully agreed off and Concluded betweene the said 
Townsmen and on the Towne's behalfe on the one part, and the 
said M r . Atherton Haulgh on the other part, that M r . Haulgh shall 
relinquish all Clame unto all the land commonly Called the Cap- 
taine's Plaine, lying over against the southerne end of the 2d 
Company of Lotts at Mount Wooliston and being on the West 
side of the fresh brooke, bounded towards the North and East by 



22 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

the said fresh brooke runninge out of a swamp in the midclest of 
the plaine neere adioyning unto the said fresh brooke, towards the 
West by the marked trees : In consideration of which the men 
Chosen on the Towne's behalf afforesaid doe grant and agree that 
the said M r . Haulgh shall have with all Convenient speede meas- 
ured out unto him as much land in quantity as the plaine bounded 
as afforesaid conteyneth in it, and 50 Acrs overplus to adioyne 
unto the southernmost side of land allredy layd out to him to lye 
all along a lyne allredy sett out, extending about 500 Rodds in 
length, and to be of equall breadth from the said l}-ne in all places 
as much as the quantity granted to him (whatsoever it be) shall 
require. 

[17.] The 18th day of the 10th moneth, called December, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Wm. Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William 
Aspenall, John Sanford, William Balston, James Penne and 
Jacob Ellyott, it is agreed that John Woodward and Robte Wood- 
ward, the sonnes of Nathaniell Woodward, shall have housplotts 
allotted them. 

Also, it is agreed that Edward Bendall shall keepe a sufficient 
ferry boate to carry to Noddles Island and to the shipps ryding 
before the towne, taking for a single person ii d., and for twoe 3 cL, 
and if there be more i d. a peece. 

The 8th of the llth moneth, called January, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Leveritt, William Hutchin- 
son, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Aspenall, 
John Sanford, Robte Harding, William Balstone, James Penne 
and Jacob Ellyott, it is agreed that John Martyn, shipcarpenter, 
shall have a housplott. 

Also, that Thomas Pettit, having served with our brother, 
Olyvar Mellowes, this three years and a halfe, shall have a hous- 
plott granted unto him towards the new mylne. 

Also, that Erasmus Bullecke, having beene this 5 years in 
towne, shall have leave for a housplott. 

Also, it is agreed that Richard Fairbancke shall have leave for 
this next summer tyme to mowe the marsh ground that is against 
his acre of planting ground in the newfeild as he hath formerly 
mowen it. 

Also, whereas att a Generall Meeting the 14th of the 10th 
moneth, 1635, it Was by generall Consent agreed upon for the 
laying out of great Allotments unto the then Inhabitants, the 
same are now brought in bounded as followeth : 

1. Impr} T mis : Edward Browne, eight acrs : bounded on the 
southwest with M r . Willyam Coulborne, on the North West with 
Richard Bulgar, and pn the south East with Muddy River, and 
North East with Beniamyn Ward. 

2. Beniamyn Ward, twelve acrs : bounded on the South West 
with Edward Browne, on the North West with the Cedar swamp, 
and on the South East with Muddy River, and on the North East 
with John Gramme. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1637. 23 

3. John Gramme, sixteene acrs : bounded on the south- West 
with Beniamin Ward, on the North East with the Cedar swamp, 
and on the south East with Muddy River, and on the North West 
with Robert Houlton. 

4. Robert Houlton, sixteene acrs : bounded on the south West 
with John Gramme, on North West with the Cedar swamp, and 
on the south East with Muddy River, and on the North East with 
Jarrat Bourne. 

5. Jarrat Bourne, eight acrs : bounded on the South West with 
Robert Houlton, on the North West with the Cedar swamp, and 
on the South East with Muddy River, and on the North East with 
John Bigge. 

6. John Bigge, eight acrs : bounded on the South West with 
Jarre tt Bourne, on the North East and South East with Muddy 
River Marsh, and on the North West with William Beamsley. 

7. William Beamsle}', sixteene acrs : bounded on the South 
East with John Bigge, on the South West with the Cedar swamp, 
and on the North East with Muddy ryver marsh, and on North 
West with Thorn as} r n Scottua, Widdow. 

8. Thomasyn Scottua, Widdow, sixteene acrs : bounded on the 
South East with William Beamsley, on the South West with the 
Cedar swamp, and on the North East with Muddy River Marsh, 
and on the North West on Alexander Becke. 

9. Alexander Becke eight acrs: bounded on the South East 
with Thomas}'n Scottua, Widdow, on the South West with the 
Cedar Swampe, and on the North East with Muddy River marsh, 
and on the North West with Raphe Route, laborer. 

10. Raphe Route, twelve acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Alexander Becke, on the North East with a little marsh at the 
mouth of Charles Ryver, and on the * Robert Reade on the North 
West. 

11. Robert Reade, eight acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Raphe Route, and the said little marsh on the North East, with 
Charles River runing from thence towards the south West, a 
quarter of a myle in length, towards the Survej'ors rnarke, and on 
Mathew Ines on the Northwest. 

12. Mathew Ines, eight acrs: bounded on the south East with 
Robert Reade, on the North East with Charles River, of the same 
length towards the South West, and on Anthony Hawker on the 
North West. 

[18 i] 13. Anthony Hawker, eight acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Mathew Ines, on the North East with Charles River, and 
of the same length to the South West, and on John Pemmerton on 
the Northwest. 

14. John Pemmerton, eight acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Anthon}* Harker, on North East with Charles River, and of 
the same length to the South West, and on George Griggs on the 
North West. 

15. George Griggs, twentie and eight acrs : bounded on the 
South East with John Pemmerton, on the North East with Charles 

* Evidently an omission here in the original. 



24 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Ryver, and of the same length to the South West, and on James 
Fitch and Richard Fitch on the Northwest. 

16. James Fitch and Richard Fitch, sixteene acrs : bounded on 
the South East with George Griggs and Edmund Jackson, on the 
North East with Charles River and on the North West with 
Watertowne, and on Anne Ormesby, Widdow, on the Southwest. 

17. Anne Ormesby, Widdow, eight acrs : bounded on the South 
East side, and on both ends, with the Cedar Swamp, and on 
Nathaniell Woodward the elder on the South West. 

18. Nathaniell Woodward the elder, twenty and eight acrs : 
bounded on the South East with Anne Ormesb}^ Widdow, on the 
North East with the Cedar swamp, the South East side extending 
60 rodd and the North West side 80 Rodd towards the Southwest. 

19. James Johnson, eight acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Nathaniell Woodward, being 80 Rodd in length, and on Nathaniell 
Heaton to the Northwest. 

20. Nathaniell Heaton, twenty acrs : bounded on the South 
East with James Johnson, being 80 Rodd in length, and on 
Edmund Jackson to the Northwest. 

21. Edmund Jackson, eight acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Nathaniell Heaton, and of the same length towards the North 
East, and on the North West with James Fitch and Richard Fitch, 
and on the Southwest with a Swamp. 

22. Richard Bulgar, twenty acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Edward Browne, and on M r . William Coulborne, on the 
North East with the Cedar Swamp and Nathaniell Woodward, the 
North West side being 80 Rodd in length. 

23. Elizabeth Purton, Widdow, eight acrs : bounded on the 
South East with Richard Bulgar, and of the same length towards 
the South West and North East, and on William Salter towards 
the North West. 

24. William Salter, eight acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Widdowe Purton, of the same length to the South West and 
North East, and on William Wilson to the North West. 

25. William Wilson, twelve acrs : bounded on the South East 
with William Salter, and of the same length to the Southwest 
and North East, and on William Townsend to the Northwest. 

26. William Townsend, eight acrs : bounded to the South 
East with William Wilson, on the Northwest with a Swamp by 
M r . John CoggeshaU's Wigwam and William D}~neley. 

27. William Dyneley, foure and twenty acrs : bounded on the 
South East with William Townsend, and on the North East by 
the said Swamp, extending to the southwest about 40 Rodd in 
length, and on Richard Tappin to the Northwest. 

28. Richard Tappin, foure and twenty acrs : bounded on the 
South East with William Dyneley, and on the North East with the 
said Swamp, extending to the South West about 40 Rodd in 
length, and on the North West by Newtowne, a small peece of 
land lying betweene. 

29. Francis Bushnall, foure and twenty acrs, lying in the forme 
of a Tryangle : bounded on the South with M r . William Coulborne, 
and on the North East with Richard Bulgar, Widdow Purton and 
William Salter, and on Henry Elkyn to the Northwest. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1637. 25 

30. Henr} T Elkyn, eight acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Francis Bushnall, and on the South west with M r . Willy am Coul- 
borne, being about 70 Rodd in length and on Richard Fairbancke 
to the North west. 

31. Richard Fairbancke, three and twenty acrs : bounded on 
the South East with Henry Elkyn, and on the South end partly 
with M r . Willyam Coulborne, being 80 Rodd in length on the 
Northwest syde. 

[19.] 32. John Mylam, fourteene acrs : bounded on the 
South East with Richard Fairbancke, being 80 Rodd in length to 
the South West and North East, and on Robte Walker to the 
North West. 

33. Robte Walker, fourteene acrs : bounded on the South East 
with John IVfylam, on the Northwest with James Davisse, and a 
fresh marsh by Newtowne, being 80 Rodd in length to the South- 
west and North East. 

34. James Davisse, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Robte Walker, on the North East with the said fresh marsh 
extending from it to the Southwest about 40 Rodd on the North- 
west by Newtowne, about 2 acres of ground overplus betweene. 

35. Wiltyam Pell, five and twenty acrs : bounded on the South 
West with M r . Willyam Coulborne and a brooke running betweene 
M r . John Cotton and him on the Northwest syde, being 80 Rodd in 
length. 

36. Robte Reynolde, five and twenty acrs : bounded on the 
South East with Willyam Pell, and John Cranwell and George 
Baytes, on the North West with Newtowne, being on the North- 
west syde half a myle in length. 

37. John Cranwell, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East with 
M r . John Cotton, on the North East with the said Freshbrooke, 
and on the Northwest with Robte Reynolds and George Baytes. 

38. George Ba} r tes, fifteene acrs, bounded on the North East 
with John Cranwell, on the South East with M r . John Cotton, 
and on the Northwest with Robte Reynolds. 

39. Philemon Pormont, thirtie acrs : bounded on the North 
East with John Cranwell, on the South East with M r . Thomas 
Leveritt, and by a peece of ground lying between him and M r . 
John Cotton, on ye Northwest with Newtowne. 

40. Robert Mear, twenty acrs : bounded on the North East 
with M r . Thomas Olyvar, on the South East with Roxburie, and on 
the Southwest with Captaine John Underbill, his land lyeth in 
forme of a Try angle. 

41. Edward Bendall, five and thirty acrs: bounded on the 
South East with Robte Meares, on the North East with M r . 
Thomas Leveritt, extending it self to the North West side about 
70 Rodd in length, and on Thomas Wardall to the Southwest. 

42. Thomas Wardall, twentie acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Edward Bendall, on the North East with M r . Leveritt, 
extending it self on the North West side 80 Rodd in length. 

43. M r . Willyam Blackstone, fifteene acrs: bounded on the 
South East with Thomas Wardall, extending itself 80 Rodd in 
length to the Southwest and North East and on Robte Tytus to 
the North West. 



26 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

44. Robert T} T tus, twenty acrs : bounded on the Sooth East with 
M r . Blackstone, extending it self 80 Rodd in length towards the 
Southwest and North East, and on William Courser to the North- 
west. 

45. William Courser, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Robert T} T tus, being 80 Rodd in length to the Southwest and 
North-East, and on Alexander Winchester to the Northwest. 

46. Alexander Winchester, twenty acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Williarn Courser, being 80 Rodd in length towards the 
Southwest and North East, and on Henry Burchall to the North 
west. 

47. Henry Burchall, fifteene acrs: bounded on the South-East 
with Alexander Winchester, being 80 Rodd in length to the South- 
west and North East, and on Robte Turner to the Northwest. 

48. Robert Turner, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Henry Burchall, on the Northwest with Newtowne, being 80 Rodd 
in length to the Southwest and North East. 

49. William Denning, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Roxbury, being 80 Rodd in length to the South west and 
North East, and on Joseph Arratt to the Northwest. 

50. John Arratt, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East with 
William Denning, being in length 80 Rodd to the South West and 
North East, and on Captaine John Underbill to the Northwest. 

[SO.] 51. Captaine John Underbill, fourscore acrs: bounded 
on the South East with John Arratt, being 92 Rodd in length on 
the Northwest syde. 

52. William Talmage, fifteene acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Captaine John Underbill, being 80 Rodd in length to the 
Southwest and North East, and upon Thomas Snow on the North- 
west. 

53. Thomas Snow, tenn acrs ; bounded on the South East with 
William Talmage, being 80 Rodd in length to the Southwest and 
North East, and upon Isaack Grosse on the Northwest. 

54. Isaack Grosse, fiftie acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Thomas Snow, beinge 80 Rodd in length to the Southwest 
and North East. 

M r . William Coulborne, a hundred and fiftie acrs : bounded on 
the North West by Francis Bushnall, Henry Elkin, Richard Faire- 
bank and William Pell, to the West by William Pell, to the South 
by a fresh brooke running betweene him and M r . Cotton, to the 
North East by Edward Browne, and to the East by Muddy River. 

M r . John Cotton, all the ground lying betweene the twoe brooks 
next unto M r . Coulbornes Allotment, and so to the other end unto 
the shortest Cutting over beyond the hill toward the North West, 
Conteyning twoe hundred and fiftie acrs (be it more or lesse), 
bounded on the North by the said fresh brooke, on the west by John 
Cramme and George Bates, on the South by a fresh brooke run- 
ning betweene him and M r . Leveritt, and on the East by Muddy 
River. 

M r . Thomas Leveritt, a hundred acrs : bounded on the North by 
the sayd fresh brooke running betweene him and M r . Cotton ; on 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1637. 27 

the West by Edward Bendall and Philemon Porraont ; on the 
South by M r . Oliver, the East end being a sharp Angle. 

M r . Thomas Oliver, a hundred acrs : bounded on the North with 
M r . Leveritt ; on the West with Robte Meares ; on the South with 
Rocksbury, the East end being a sharp Angle. 

M r . Thomas Oliver, fifteene acrs of Marsh : bounded on the 
South with Muddy River ; on the West with Jarratt Bourne, the 
browes of his Upland being 80 Rodd in length ; and on the North 
with M r . Leveritt. 

M r . Thomas Leveritt, fifteene acrs of the same Marsh next 
adioyning : bounded on the South with M r . Oliver ; on the West 
with the browes of the Upland, there being 80 Rodd in length ; and 
on the North with M r . Coulborne. 

M r . William Coulborne, tenn acrs of the same Marsh : bounded 
on the South with M r . Leveritt ; on the West with the browes of 
the Upland, there being 80 Rodd in length ; and on the North with 
Robte Walker. 

Robte Walker, five acrs of the same marsh : bounded on the 
South with M r . Coulborne ; on the West with the browes of the 
Upland, there being 80 Rodd in length, and 10 Rodd broad. 

And for the more cleare distinctions of all these, the Markes and 
Lymmitts of the Survayors are extant. 



The great Allottments at Rumley Marsh and Pullen 
Point. 

Imprymis : M r . Henry Vane, Esq., two hundred acrs : bounded 
on the South with M r . Richard Bellingham ; on the West with 
Charlestowne ; on the North with M r . Winthropp ; and on the East 
with the highway there. 

2. M r . John Winthropp, the Elder, a hundred and fiftie acrs : 
bounded on the South with M r . Vane ; on the West with Charles- 
towne ; on the North with M r . Newgate and James Penn ; and on 
the East with the highway. 

3. James Penn, fifty acrs: bounded on the South and on the 
West with M r . Winthrop ; on the North with M r . Newgate ; and on 
the East with the highway. 

4. M r . John Newgate, a hundred and twelve acrs : bounded on 
the South with M r . Winthrop and James Penn ; on the West with 
Charlestowne ; on the North with M r . Sanford ; and on the East 
with the highway. 

5. M r . John Sanford, a hundred acrs : bounded on the South 
with M r . Newgate ; on the West with Charlestowne ; on the North 
with Thomas Marshall ; and on the East with the highway. 

6. Thomas Marshall, seventye acrs : bounded on the South with 
M r . Sanford ; on the West with Charlestowne ; on the North with 
M r . Keine and Thomas Matson ; and on the East with the 
highway. 

7. Thomas Matson, eight and twenty acrs : bounded on the 
South and on the West with Thomas Marshall ; and on the North 
with M r . Keine and Beniamyn Gillam ; and on the East with the 
highway. 

8. Beniamyn Gillam, eight and twenty acrs : bounded on the 



28 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

South with Thomas Matson ; on the West with M r . Keine ; and 
on the North with John Gallopp ; and on the East with the 
highway. 

9. John Gallopp, nine and forty acrs : bounded on the South 
with Beniamyn Gillam ; on the West and on the North with M r . 
Keine ; and on the East in the highway. 

10. M r . Robte Keine, three hundred and fourteene acrs : 
bounded on the South with Thomas Marshall, Thomas Matson and 
John Gallopp ; on the West with Charlestowne ; and on the East 
with Beniamin Gillam, John Gallopp, and the highway. 

11. M r . John Coggeshall, twoe hundred acrs: bounded on the 
South with M r . Keine and M r . Cogan ; on the West with Charles- 
towne ; on the North with S august ; and on the East with the 
Sandy beach unto the mouth of Saugust River. 

12. M r . John Cogan, two hundred and tenn acrs : bounded on 
the North with M r . John Coggeshall ; on the East with the beach ; 
on the South with M r . Harding ; and on the West with the 
highway. 

13. M r . Robte Harding, a hundred acrs : bounded on the North 
with M r . Cogan ; on the East with the Beach ; on the South with 
Nicholis Willys ; and on the West with the highway. 

14. Nicholis Willys, nyne and forty acrs : bounded on the 
North with M r . Harding ; on the East with the Beach ; on the 
South with ; and on the west with the highway. 

15. John Odlin, fourescore and foure Acrs : bounded on the 
North with Nicholis Willys ; and on the South with Richard 
Tuttell ; on the East with the beach, and on the highway to the 
West. 

Some of the Allottments at Pulling Point Necke. ' 

William Stidson, 30 Acrs of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North and North East by the said Allottments of 
John Oliver and Thomas Fay re weather, towards the East by the 
aforesaid northermost Creeke, and towards the south by the 
Allottments of Edward Baytes, and towards the West by the 
Common highway aforesaid. 

Edward Bayts, 14 Acrs of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North by the said Allottment of William Stidson, 
towards the East by the said Northermost Creeke, towards the 
South by the Allotment of Thomas Matson, and towards the West 
by the said highway. 

Thomas Matson, 28 Acrs of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North by the said Allotment of Ed. Bayts, towards 
the East by Fishers Creeke, towards the West by the said Way, 
and towards the South by the Allottment of M r . Edward Gibones. 

Mr. Edward Gibones, 110 Acrs of upland and marsh together: 
bounded towards the North by the Allottment of the said Thomas 
Matson, towards the East and South by Fishers Creeke, and the 
Common shore, and towards the West by the said highway. 

[22.] These are of the great allottments at Rumley Marsh and 
Pullen Point. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1637. 29 

M r . Richard Tuttell, a hundred threescore and one acres : 
bounded on the North with , on the East 

with the Beach, on the South with M r . Glover, and on the West 
with the highway. 

M r . Glover, nyne and fortie acrs : bounded on the North 

with M r . Tuttell, on the East with the Beach, on the South with 
M r . D} r ar, and on the West with the highway. 

Mr. William Dyar, twoe and fortie acrs : bounded on the North 
with M r . Glover, on the East with the Beach, on the South with 
M r . Cole, and on the West with the highway. 

M r . Samuell Cole, a hundred and five acrs : bounded on the 
North with M r Dyar, on the East with the Beach, on the South 
with M r . William Brenton, and on the West with the highway. 

M r . William Brenton, a hundred sixtie and foure acrs : bounded 
on the North with M r . Cole, on the East with the Beach, on the 
South with M r . William Aspinwall, and on the West with the 
high way. 

M r . William Aspinwall, a hundred sixtie and four acrs : bounded 
on the North with M r . Brenton, on the East with the Beach 
and M r . Pierce, and on the South and on the West point with 
Crooked lane. 

The quantitj^es and bounds of the Lotts at Pullen Poynt Necke. 

Mr. William Aspinwall, 22 acrs of upland at the nethermost 
point of the necke, towards the south : it is bounded by the 
Allottment of Thomas Buttalph, and towards the West by the 6 
acrs of marsh granted to M r . John Sanford. 

John Sanford, 6 acrs of Marsh, bounded towards the North 
, towards the East by the Upland of William 

Aspinwall, towards the .South by the Allottment of Thomas 
Buttalph, towards the West by the Allottment of the Governor, 
M r . John Winthrbpp, sen r . 

Thomas Buttalph, acrs of Upland and Marsh : bounded 

towards the East and north East by the Sea shore, towards the 
South and South East by the Allotment of William Peirce, 
towards the West and southwest by the Allottment of Thomas 
Fayreweather, towards the North and North West by the above- 
said land of William Aspinwall. 

M r . John Winthrop, sen r ., Governor: 50 acrs of Upland and 
Marsh together : bounded towards the North by the great salt 
Creeke compassing Hog Island, Easterly towards the East by 
John Sanfords 6 acrs of Marsh, towards the South and south 
East by the said Allottment of Thomas Buttalph and Thomas Faire- 
weather, and towards the West b}^ the Allottment of John Oliver. 

John Oliver, 50 Acrs of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North by the said great Creeke, towards the East by 
the said Allottment of the Governor, M r . John Winthrop, sen r ., 
towards the south by the Allottments of Thomas Faireweather and 
William Stidson of Wynesemitt, and towards the West by the 
Allottment of William Brenton. 

Wil^am Brenton, 64 acrs of Upland and Marsh together: 
bounded towards the North by said great Creeke, towards the 



30 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

East b} T the said Allottment of John Oliver, towards the South by 
the Allotment of William Stidson, and towards the West by the 
Common shore. 

Elias Mavericke, 12 Acrs of upland : bounded towards the North 
by the Common shore, towards the East by an highway 2 rodd in 
breadth, running betweene the Lotts over the Neck, towards the 
south by the Allottment of Valentine Hill, and towards the West 
by the Common shore. 

Valentyne Hill, 60 Acrs of Upland : bounded towards the north 
by the said Allottment of Elias Mavericke, towards the East by 
the said high way, towards the South by the Allottment of Raph 
Hudson, and towards the West and southwest by the Common 
shore. 

Raph Hudson, 50 Acrs : bounded towards the north by the 
said Allottment of Valentyne Hill, towards the East by the said 
highway, and towards the south and southwest by the common 
shoare. 

Thomas Fayreweather, 30 Acrs of Upland and Marsh together : 
bounded towards the North and Northwest by the Allotments of 
the Governor, M r . John Winthrop, sen r ., and John Oliver, towards 
the East and north East by the afforesaid Allottment of Thomas 
Buttalph, towards the south and southeast by the Allottment of 
William Peirce, towards the south west by the afforesaid Allott- 
ment of William Stidson. 

Thomas Fayreweather, 4 Acrs of upland at the Eastermost 
corner of Raph Hudsons : bounded by his said Allottment towards 
the North and West, towards the East by the said high way, and 
by the Common shore towards the South. 

Willy am Peirce, 100 Acrs of Upland and Marsh together: 
bounded towards the north and northwest by the said Allottments 
of Thomas Fayreweather and Thomas Buttalph, towards the East 
and south East by the sea shore, and towards the southwest by 
the said Allottment of the Governor. 

All the Remainder of the land, both upland and marsh, to the 
southward of the northermost Creeke running up out of Fishers 
Creeke or Cove, and from the southwest End of Peirces Lott to 
Pulling Point Gutt, being Compassed on all the sides with the Sea, 
save onely where it Jo} 7 neth to M r . Peirce, belongeth to the said 
John Winthrop, Governor. 

[23.] The 29th of the 11 moneth, called January, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutch inson, William Coulbourne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, William Balstone, Robte Harding, James Penne and Jacob 
Ellyott, It was agreed that Isaacke Cullymore shall have a great 
Lott at the Mount for foure heads. 

Also Thomas Buttall is granted a great Lott at Pullen Point 
necke for six heads. 

Also our brother M r . Raph Hudson is granted his great Lott 
there for six heads. 

Also our brother Francis East is granted his great Lott at the 
Mount for twoe heads. 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1637. 31 

Also Francis Ellyott is granted a great Lott there for four 
heads. 

Also our brother Richard Wayte is granted a great Lott there 
for fyve heads. 

Also M r . Henry Webb is granted a great Lott there for tenn 
heads. 

Also our brother Samuell Wayte is graunted a great Lott there 
for foure heads. 

Also our brother George Hunne is granted his great Lott there 
for five heads. 

The 12th of 12th moneth, Febr., 1637. 

Att a Generall meeting upon Publique Notice. 

Att this meeting M r . Atherton Haulgh, M r . William Coulborne 
and M r . John Olyvar are Chosen for deputyes or Comitties for 
the service of this next Generall Cort. 

The 19th of 12th moneth, Febr., 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Robte Harding, John San- 
\ford, William Balstone, James Penne and Jacob Ellyott, It is 
agreed that M r . John Clarke shall have a great Lott at Mount 
Woollystone for tenne heads. 

Also there is graunted to John Love to have a housplott, and 
also a great Lott at Muddy Ryver. 

Also to Abell Porter, having served our brother Thomas Grubbe 
foure yeares, a houseplott and a great Lott at the Mount for twoe 
heads. 

Also to Richard Award, to have a housplott upon Condicon of 
Inoffensive Carryage. 

Also to Thomas Scottoe a great Lott at Muddy Ryver for three 
heads. 

Also to William Mawer a great Lott att the Mount for nyne 
heads. 

Also to Henry Gray, Taylor, a housplott upon Condicon of 
Inoffensive Carriage, and to have it on the East side of our brother 
Samuell Wilebore. 

Also to James Hawkins a great Lott at the Mount for four 
beads. 

Also to Thomas Hawkins a great Lott there for four heads. 

Also to Martha Bushenall, wid., a great Lott there for fyve heads. 

Also to brother Edward Deunys a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to brother Isaac Perry a housplott neere to brother Robte 
Walkers, and a great Lott at Muddy Ryvar, for three heads. 

Also to Thomas Bell a housplott neere to M r . Dyar's, and a 
great Lott att the mount, for three heads. 

Also to John Jackson, Carpenter, a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to John Crabtree a great Lott there for twoe heads. 

Also to Silvester Saunders a great Lott at Muddy Ryvar for 
twoe heads. 



32 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Also to Samuell Howard, Taylor, a houslott and a great Lott at 
the Mount for three heads. 

Also to our brother George Burdon a great Lott there for five 
heads. 

Also to our brother William Wardall a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to our brother William Browne a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to our brother Edward Hutchinson the younger a great 
Lott there for six heads. 

Also to Raph Mason a great Lott at Muddy Ryvar for six 
heads. 

Also to our brother Robte Scott a great Lott for twelve heads 
at the Mount. 

Also to Anthony Stannyon a great Lott there for eleven heads. 

Also to John Lowe a great Lott at the Mount for foure heads. 

Also to Stephen Kinsley a great Lott there for nyne heads, four 
acrs upon a head. 

Also to our brother Mathew Chafey a great Lott there for four 
heads. 



The 9th of the 1 moneth, called March, 1638. 

Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Att this meeting M r . John Newgate is Chosen for Deputie or 
Committee in the steade or place of M r . William Coulborne for the 
service of the next Generall Court. 

12 of the same 1st moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Otyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robte Hardinge, James Penne and Jacob 
Ellyott there is graunted to Waters Sinnott, Fisherman, to have a 
housplott. 

Also, there is graunted our brother Olyvar Mellowes, and to 
our brother Nathaniell Chappell, and to William Hudson the 
Eldest sonne of our brother William Hudson, leave of taking in 
the corner of ground betweene the last year's new impaled plant- 
ing ground and the North East corner of M r . William Blackstone's 
payles, our brother Mellowes to have twoe acrs thereof, our 
brother Chappell to have one acr thereof, and William Hudson to 
have the residue so that there be not above an acr of it. 

Also, it is ordered that every Inhabitant amongst us shall forth- 
with ring and yoake theire swine, and that all swine within this 
towne shall be ringed and yoaked upon paine of ever} T swine found 
abroad unrung and unyoaked after the 28 day of this first moneth 
for eveiy time so taken iis. vid., one halfe to the Towne and the 
other to the taker of them, beside answering or making satisfac- 
tion for any damage which they shall have done, and Richard 
Fairebancke is appointed to take unto the observing of this order. 

-The 2d of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1638. 
Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olivar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robte Harding, William Balstone, James 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1638. 33 

Penne and Jacob Elliott there be garding places granted to our 
brethren James Johnson, John Davisse, George Burdon and 
Nathaniell Chappell on the back syde of the Lotts in the long 
streete. 

Also to M r . John Mansfield, having served his brother M r . Robte 
Keayne, to have a housplott. 

Also, it is agreed that William Hudson shall be the cowkeeper 
for this following yeare, and to have for every cow goeing upon 
the necke a bushell of Corne at harvest, and for every calfe put to 
his keeping a pecke of Corne. 

Also, it is ordered that (according to Court order) noe goate 
shall goe at libertie upon the necke without a keeper upon penaltie 
for even* goate for every time without a keeper xi d., beside the 
answering of double damage done by them after the xi d day of 
this moneth, the one halfe to the taker of them and the other to 
the Towne, and they to be looked unto by William Hudson the 
younger. 

The 16th of the same 2d moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robert Hardinge, James Penne and Jacob 
Eliott, It is agreed that Thomas Sellen shall have a housplott at 
the Mount. 

Also a great Lott is granted to Edmund Oremsby for three heads 
at Muddj r R3 r ver. 

Also to our brother Thomas Wheeler a great Lott at Muddy 
Ryver for three heads. 

Also to Jacob Wilson a great Lott there for three heads. 

Also to Mawdit Inge a great Lott there for three heads. 

Also to our brother William Coursar a garding place, when a 
convenient place for gardinge plotte can be found. 

Also it is this day ordered for soe much as our Comon pasturing 
is but scant upon the necke, and cowe keepings for the Inhabitants 
is of necessity, that, therefore, all the sheepe on the necke, and 
dry cattell, such as are not for draught, shalbe had away from off 
the necke by the last day of this moneth, in penaltie for eveiy head 
after that time ii s. a Weeke for every weeke after, and the sheepe 
not. 

Also that all fence about the Corne feilds shalbe sufficiently 
made, according to Court order, before the last of this moneth, 
upon penaltie for every rodd then undone iii s. iiii d. And to be seene 
unto by these men, viz., our brother John Cranwell and William 
S alter, for the feild by them our brethren Richard Grid ley and 
Beniani3'n Gillam, for the Fort feild, our brethren Olyvar Mellowes, 
Thomas Marshall and Jonathan Negoose, for the mylne feild and 
the newe feild. 

Also there is granted leave to George Grigge to sell his house, 
and garding under it, and 20 acrs of his great Lott, to M r . Tuttell, 
of Ipswich, and M r . Tuttell, of Charlestowne, for his redeeming 
out of theire debts. 

[25.] At the same meeting the said 16th of the said 2d moneth, 
1638, there was a house plott granted to the said George Griggs, 
some where towards the new mylne. 
3 



34 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Also there is granted to George Harwood, Carpenter, a great Lott 
at the Mount, for three heads. 

Also there is granted to William Hudson, the younger, a great 
Lott att Muddy Ryvar, for three heads. 

Also there is granted to William Davisse, the Locksmith, a 
housplott neare unto the new mylne, upon the usuall Condition of 
Inoffensive carryage. 

The 23d of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting this day upon Publique Notice. 

Att this Meeting M r . Atherton Haulgh, M r . Robte Keayne and 
M r . John Olyvar, are Chosen for deputies or Committees for the ser- 
vice of this next Generall Court. 

Also at this Meeting M r ._Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, M r . 
Robte Keayne, M r . William Colborne, M r . John Newgate, James 
Penne and Jacob Elyott, are Chosen, as formerly for the Townes 
occasions, for these next six moneths, to be ordered by them or by 
fyve~of~tfaem at the least. 

The 1 of the 4th moneth, called June, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Robert Keayne, William Colbourn, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, leave was granted to our brother Richard 
Brockett, to sell his howse and garding next to William Hudson, 
the younger, unto one Jacob Legar. 

Item : To Samuell Wilbore, to sell his house and garding plott, 
adioyning to that was Barnaby Derryfalls, unto one M r . Offle}'. 

Alsoe his house and ground next Roxbury, unto Samuell Sherman. 

The 18th of the same 4th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Oryvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Robert Keayne, William Colbourn, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, there was leave granted to John Spoore, late of 
Clapton, in Somersetshire, to buye M r . Wilkes house and ground, 
and that his brother, James Mattocke, a Cooper, shall have liberty 
to live with him, or in some other place in this towne. 

Also that said John Spoore hath leave to buy of George Burden 
a little house neere unto the Coave, next unto Edward Bendalls. 

The 9th of the 5th moneth, called July, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Robert Keayne, William Colbourn, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, it was agreed that Robert Reynolds shall have 
five acrs of marsh ground, att Mudd}' Ify'ver, in exchange for five 
acrs of his upland there, to be laj'd out by M r . Coulborne. 

23 of the same mo. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Robert Keayne, William Colbourn, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob El}*ott, it was agreed that none shall sell their houses, 
but with some parte of their great Allotments, without the Con- 
sent of the overseers of the Townes occasions. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1638. 35 

The 7th of the 6th moneth, called August, 1638. 

Att a meeting this da}^ of Thomas Otyvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Robert Keayne, John Newgate, James Penne and Jacob Elyott, 
there was leave graunted to Francis Lyall to become an Inhab- 
itant. 

The 20th of the 6th moneth, called August, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting this day upon Fublique Notice. 

At this Meeting M r . Atherton Haulgh, M r . Robert Keayne and 
M r . John Newgate, are Chosen for deputies or Committees, for the 
service of the next Generall Court. 

Also M^. Robert Keayne, M r . John Cogan, M r . William Coul- 
borne and Jacob Elyott, are, at this Meeting, Chosen Overseers or 
Surve}'ors for the Townes high wayes for this yeare folio winge. 

Att a meeting this same day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, Robert Kea}-ne, Willyam Colbourne, James Penne and Jacob 
Elyott, there is leave graunted to M r . Thomas Cornnell for the 
buying of our brother Willyam Balstone's house, and to become 
an Inhabitant of this Towne. 

The 17th of the 7th moneth, September, 1638. 

[26.] Att a Meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas 
Leveritt, Robert Keayne, Willyam Coulbourne, John Newgate, 
James Penne and Jacob Elyott : Whereas there was a stray sow 
that had been often taken in the Corne, and some five or six 
Weeks kept up at our brother Fairbancks, and often Ciyed, but 
noe owner thereof to be knowne, It was therefore praysed to 40s., 
whereof to Samuell Gryne towards his losses in his Corne 30s., 
and the Residue allowed to Richard Fairebancks for the Charges 
of her keeping all that time. 

The 8th of the 8th moneth, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robert Kea3"ne, YViltyam Coulbourne, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, there was granted to M r . William Tinge, that 
having of his great Lott att Muddy River for Eight persons, and 
Fortie and twoe heads of Cattell in present possession, and thirtie 
heads to come, foure hundred Acrs and an hundred more. 

The 2d of the 9th moneth, November, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olivar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robte Kea} T ne, William Coulbourn, James Penne and Jacob 
Elyott, leave is granted to Richard Rawlings, a plasterer, to buy 
Peter Johnson, the Dutchman's house, and to become an Inhabi- 
tant of this Towne. 

The 5th day of the 9th moneth, November, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon Publique notice or Warning. 

Att this Meeting, M r . John Cogan and M r . Richard Tuttle are 
Chosen Cunstables for this following yeare. 

Also att this meeting M r Thomas Olyver, M r Thomas Leveritt, 
M r Willyam Coulbourne, M r Robert Keayne, M r Robert Hardinge, 



36 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

James Penne and Jacob Ellyott are Chosen for the Towne's 
occasions, as formerly, for this ensuing half yeare. 

The 19th day of the same 9th moneth. 

Att a Meeting this day of Thomas Otyver, Thomas Leverett, 
William Coulbourn, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne, Jacob Ellyott, it appeared by a Wryting dated the 2d da} 7 
of November last, under the hand of Thomas Painter, that George 
Barrill, Cooper, hath for him and his heirs and assigns for 28 
bought of the said Thomas Painter, his dwelling-house, with the 
Appurtenances, and ground Under it, in this towne, and whereto 
he had the Consent of the Townsmen, and soe is admitted a 
Townesman upon Condition of Inoffensive Carryage. 

Also by another Writing, dated the 9th of the same moneth, it 
appeareth that James Everill hath for 3 sould unto the said 
George Barrill, his heirs and Assignes, a parsell of ground lying 
next to the said house, Conteyning in bredth three powls, within 
one foote. 

The 10th day of the 10th moneth, December, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, and James 
Penne, It is agreed that Arthure Perrye shall have }'earely allowed 
for his drumming to the Company upon all occasions the sume of 
2, to be paid by the Towne.* 

The 24th day of the same 10th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leverett, 
Willyam Coulbourne, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne and Jacob Elyott, It appeared by a Wryting, under the 
hand of John Odlin, dated the 19th of the 5th Moneth last past, 
that for the sume of 29 8s., he hath sould his great Lott of 
&4 Aors att Romely Marsh unto M r . Richard Tuttell of this Towne, 
and to his heirs forever. 

Also at this meeting, one Willyam Teffe, a Taylor, is allowed to 
an Inhabitant, and hath this day fully agreed with Jacob Willson 
of his house, and the ground under it, in this towne. 

Also Esdras Reade, a Taylor, is this day allowed to bee an 
Inhabitant, and to have a great Lot at Muddy River for 4 heads. 

[27.] The 21st of the llth moneth, January, 1638. 

Att a Meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leverett, 
Willyam Coulbourne, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne and Jacob Elyott, leave was granted to John Odlyn to 
make Use of a peice of MYirsh ground at Muddy River, conteyning 
an acre, lying against the third Lott there untill the Towne shall 
see occasion for further disposing of it. 

Also it appeared to them this day by a Writing, under the hand 
of Nicholas Willys, dated the 27th of the 10th, 1638, that for the 
sume of 30 12s. 6d., he hath sold his great Lott of 49 Acrs of 

* This figure is read as 5 by Mr. Morse and Mr. Trask. 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1638-9. 37 

Upland and marsh at Romety Marsh unto Richard Tuttell of this 
Towne and his heirs forever. 

Also it appeared by a Writinge, under the hand of James 
Hawkings, dated the fifth day of the 9 moneth, November (1638), 
that for the sume of 15 he hath sold one dwelling-house in this 
Towne, Wherein George Ruggle lived, and which he formerly 
bought of M r . Brenton, together with a garden plott Joyning to it, 
unto one Henry Garrdld of this Towne, Tanner, and to his heirs 
and assigns forever. 

Also it appeared by a Writinge, under the hand of Jacob Will- 
son, of this Towne, Sawyer, dated the 24th of the 10th Moneth, 
December (1638), that he hath sold unto Willyarn Teffe, of this 
Towne, taylor, one house, and a lott under it, which is now in the 
use of the said William Teffe, unto him, and his heirs and 
Assignes forever. 

Also at this day, Richard Tuttell, our brother, hath undertaken 
for one Dorothie Bill, a Widdowe, a Soiourner in his house, to dis- 
charge the Towne of any Charge that may befall the Towne for 
any thing about her. 

Also this da} r , our brother, Robte Scott, hath for the sume of 
13 16s. sould 23 Acrs of Upland att Muddy River, that was our 
brother Richard Fairebancke great Allottment, unto our brother 
Thomas Savage, his heirs and Assignes forever. 

Also this day Willyam Hyricke is allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

Also there is this day granted to the owners of the Wharfe and 
Crayne an hundred acrs of Land at Mount Wollystone, next to 
the Allottments alredy graunted, towards the repayringe and 
mainteyning of the said Wharfe and Crayne. 

The 18th of the 12th moneth, February, 1638. 

Att a meetinge this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leverett, 
William Coulbourn, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne, and Jacob Elj'ott, there is graunted to our Brother Richard 
Wright a narrow peece of land lyeing at Mount Woollystone, 
betweene the Rocks and the Fresh brooke, to beginne at the end of 
the first Lott, and to extend fourescore Rodd in length to the 
furtherance of his Water mylne building there, and in regard of 
his redy serviceablenesse to the Towne's Occasions. 

Att this day it hath appeared that the said Richard Wright hath 
sold 130 Acrs of land at Mount Woollystone to one M r . Pane, of 
Concord, without the consent of the Towne's Allotters, contrary to 
a former Order, and he is therefore to pay for a Fyne to the towne's 
stocke, to be paid at the next Towne's Meeting the sume of 6. 

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Richard Fairbanke 
for this next summer to mowe the marsh ground which is against 
his acr of planting ground at the new feild, as he hath formerly 
mowen it. 

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Henry Pease for this 
next summer to mowe the marsh against his planting ground in the 
same feild. 

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Edmund Jackson for 
this next summer to mowe the marsh that our brother Willyam 
Balstone hath formerly mowen in the same feild. 



38 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother James Pennyman for 
this next summer to mowe the marsh in the New feild as he hath 
heretofore mowen the same. 

Also there is leave graunted to our Sister, the Widdow Purton, 
for this next summer to mowe the peece of marsh in the same feild 
lying under our brother Robte Turner's garding payles. 

Also it appeared this day by a Writing under the hand of Wil- 
tyam Balstone, dated the 5th of August, 1638, that he hath sould 
his house, with all the appertenances thereunto belonging, And all 
the ground that he was possesed of (vizt.), the house, yards, gar- 
dens, one close on the backside of M r . Coddington's, conteyning, 
by estimation, one Acr (be it more or lesse), and two Acrs, 
more or lesse, tyeing in the Millfeild bordering on Water Merry all's 
house, and three Acrs of Land, more or lesse, on Hogg Hand, and 
fourescore and tenne Acrs, more or lesse, in Mount Willystone 
unto Thomas Connell and his heirs forever. 

It is ordered that Edward Hutchinson, Samuell Cole, Robte 
Turner, M r . Robte Harding, M r . Wilh'am Parker and Richard 
Brackett, shall make sufficient the cart-way against M r . Hutchin- 
son's house, under which they dra}*ne their gardens before the llth 
da} T of this next 1st moneth, upon the [forfeiture?] [About half a 
line at the bottom of the page is cut off.] 

[28.] Further, at the same meetinge it appeared by a Writing 
dated this same 18th day of 12th Moneth, 1638, that Thomas 
Scottow of Boston, Jo}'ner, hath sold to Thomas Grubb of the 
same, all his six acrs of ground lying at Muddy River adioyning 
to my Mother's Lott there, and which I bought of her : In Consid- 
eration whereof the said Thomas Grubb hath resigned all his right 
of three acrs of ground lying in the New feild at Boston, 
which was allotted to him by the Towne adioj'ning unto Isaac 
Grosses lott on the one side and Widdow Purton's on the other. 

Also at this Assembly there is granted to M r . Beniani}'!! Kea3'ne, 
the Sonne of our brother, M r . Robert Keayne, a great Lott of 
Meadow and Upland att Monottinott R}'ver, in Mount Woollystone, 
Running to a long Ridge or hill towards the Fresh Pond there. 

The 25th day of the 12th moneth, called February, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting this day upon Publique Notice. Att this 
meeting M r . Atherton Haulgh, M r . Robert Keayne and M r . Edward 
Gibbon were Chosen for Committees or deputyes for this next 
Generall Cort. 

The 25th day of the 1st- moneth, called March, 1639. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulbron, Robert Keayne, James Penne and Jacob Ellyott, 
our Brother M r . Gryffen Bowen hath a great Lott granted unto 
him at Muddy River. 

Likewise our brother Richard Holledge hath a great Lott granted 
unto him there for three heads. 

Also there is leave granted to our Brother Valentine Hill to 
build a fitting house and a shopp upon the house plott which he 
hath bought that was our brother M r . William Aspin wall's, and to 
lett it to Francis Lysle, Barber. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1639. 39 

Also John Hord, Taylor, having served within this towne M r . 
William Hutchinson for diverse years is Allowed to be an Inhabi- 
tant amongst Us. 

Also at this meeting our brother Henry Pease hath promised to 
fence out the high way through his ground Where he dwelleth, 
25 foote broade from against the Cove neare his dwelling unto the 
Crosse high way by our brother James Everill's before the 1st day 
of the 2d moneth, Aprill, 1640, upon the forfeture of 5 in default 
thereof, and in Witnesse thereof he hath hereunto sett his hand. 

HENRY + PEASE. 

marke 

Further, at this Meeting it appeared by a Writing dated the first 
day of August, 1638, That M r . John Underbill hath surrendered 
unto M r . Thomas Makepeace, of Dorchester, his house in Boston 
with an hundred Akers of upland ground at Muddy River and tenn 
acrs of meadow or marsh ground there, and his share of Wood- 
land in the Hands with a garding at the house and another behind 
M r . Parker's house to the quantitj" of halfe an Aker and some 
what more, and also neare half an Aker upon the fort hill for the 
some of an hundred pounds. 

Also it is ordered that all the Cornefeild fences about the Towne 
shalbe made sufficient before the eight day of this next 2d moneth 
April, upon the penalty of every rodd of fence then undone iii s. iv d. 
and the fence in the feild towards Roxbury to be lookt unto loy our 
brethren Beniamyn Gillam and Richard Gridley, and about the 
mylnefeild our brethren John Button and Jonathan Negoose, and 
about the Newfeild our brethren Willyam Hudson and Richard 
Fairbancks. 

Also it is agreed that our brother Robert Walker shalbe the Cow 
keep for this yeare, to begin the 8th Day of the next 2d Moneth, 
and to have for eveiy Cow goeing on the necke untill the first of 
the nynth Moneth a bu shell of Come at Harvest, and a pecke of 
corne for eveiy calf put to his keeping, and a pecke [Apparently 
a line at the bottom of the page is missing.] 

[29.] The same 25th of the 1st moneth, March, 1639. 

It is also ordered that the Corne feild fence at Muddy River 
shalbe made sufficient before the 20th of this next 2d Moneth 
Aprill, upon penaltie of every Rodd then undone vi s. viii d. And to 
be scene unto by our brethren John Audlyn and Edward Baytes. 
And for the Charge of the fence the broken up ground to pay for 
every acr three thirds thereof, and the unbroken up twoe thirds 
of the Charge of even' Acr. 

Also it is ordered that all drye Cattell that are not Wrought in 
the Towne shalbe putt from off the necke before the 10th of the 
next 3d Moneth, in pa3'ne for every such beast not putt away ii s. 
vi d. for every Week, and the Cow keeper to looke to this order, and 
to give a Weeks Warning to the owners of such Cattell, and to 
have xii d. a peece after such warning out of the forfeture, and the 
residue to be paid to the Townes use, and upon every his neglect 
in not giving Warning and taking the forfeiture to forfett vi d. 



40 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Also that noe goate shall goe on the necke Without a keeper 
after the 10th of this next 2d Moneth, in paine for every goate 
for every time so taken xiid., the one halfe to the taker, and the 
other to the Towne, besides making satisfaction for any damage 
done by them, and old Winge to looke to this Order. 

Also it is ordered that the owners of all the hoggs that are found 
Within this necke and are not both yoken and rung after the 8th of 
this next 2d Moneth, shall pa}' for all the damage done by them 
as shalbe iudged by twoe of the Brethren, and shall pay xii d. for 
ever} r swine for every time soe taken or impounded ; the one half 
to the taker and the other to the Towne. And in Case any shall 
take them up into their yard, then forthwith eyther to lett the 
owners knowe of them, or to sett a note of them upon the Whip- 
ping poast, or else to loose both damage and the takeing of them 
up. 

Further about the Order for hoggs, it was ordered that in Case 
any shall take them up into their } T ards then forthwith, eyther to 
lett the owners know of them, or to send a note of them to the 
foldkeeper, to be sett eyther upon one of the poasts of the fould 
gate or on the Whipping poast, or else the taker of them into his 
yard shall loose both his damage and his part for the taking of 
them, and that whoesoever take any such swine shall see that the 
forfeiture to the Towne be paid ; Moreover, Wee doe appoint our 
brother Richard Fairbanck to be the fould keeper, and to see to 
the executing of this order, upon the penaltie of xii d. for every his 
defalt about this order. 

Also Wee Order that none of those that dwell in any of the 
feilds shall suffer any of their swine to goe at libertie in any of 
the feilds, though they be yoked and Runge, in paine of v s. a 
peece for every time soe taken, the one halfe to the Towne and the 
other half to the taker of them. 

Alsoe at this meeting one Henry Shrimpton, a Brasyer, is allowed 
to be an Inhabitant in this Towne. 

The 29th day of the 2d moneth, called A prill, 1639. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Coulbron, Robert Keayne and Robert Hardinge, It was 
agreed upon together, With the Consent of M*. William Peirce, 
that there shall 'be a passage of seven foote wide from the lower 
part of M r . Keaynes garden, at his Mud Wall house unto the 
Creeke neare Edward Bendalls new house, to be fenced out by the 
said Willyam Peirce out of his garden, and at his Charges on the 
one side, and at the Charges of the said Edward Bendall on the 
other side, and soe to be mainteyned. 

Also it is now agreed upon that whereas our brother Thomas 
Matson Was Allotted for his great Allotment at Rumney Marsh 
short by the number of twoe heads ; therefore at the next Allotting 
at Mount Wooltystone it shall be made up unto him at the end of 
the lott he hath now bought of our brother Edward Hutchinson, 
the Elder. 

Also Samuell Graine is Allowed for an Inhabitant. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1639. 41 

[3O.] The 13th day of the 3d moneth, called May, 1639. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon particular or private Generall 
notice giveing from house to house. 

Att this Meeting M r . Robert Keayne and Captaine Edward 
Gibon Were Chosen for Committees or deputyes for this next 
Generall Court. 

Also at this meeting M r . Thomas Olyvar, M r . Thomas Leveritt, 
M r . Willyam Coulbron, M r . Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward 
Gibbons, *M r . Willyam Tinge, M r . Robert Hardinge, Jacob Elyott 
and M r . John Cogan are Chosen as formerly for the Townes occa- 
sions for the next ensueing halfe yeare. 

The 27th day of the same 3d moneth. 

Att a Meeting this day of M r . Thomas Otyvar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, M r . Willyam Tinge, Captaine Edward Gibbons, M r . Robert 
Hardinge, Jacob Elyott and M r . John Cogan, it is agreed that M r . 
Willyam Hibbins shall be admitted an Inhabitant in this Towne. 

The 2d day of the 5th moneth, called July, 1639. 

Att a Meeting this day of M r . Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, M r . William Coulborne, M r . Robert Keayne, M r . William 
Tinge and M r . John Cogan, it is agreed that William Needham, 
the Cooper, shall have an acr for his housplott, out of the little 
Island att Mount Woollystone, over against Barnaby Dorryfalls 
land, beyond M r . William Coddingtons brooke. 

Also that Stephen Kinsley, husbandman, shall have the residue 
of the said Iseland for his housplott there. 

Also there is granted to John Jepson, Shoemaker, a great lott 
at the Mount for three heads, twelve acrs, paying for the same, to 
the use of this towne, three shillings an acr upon the entrance of 
the platforme or bounders thereof, after the Surveying of it, and 
that to be at the next townes meeting thereunto. 

Also there is leave granted to Richard Carter, a Carpenter, to 
buy a house, with the ground under it, of William Hudson, the 
younger, next unto M r . Thomas Otyvars new housplott, upon Con- 
dition of Inoffensive Carryage. 

Also there is leave granted to Gabryell Fallowell to sell his 
house, garding, and half acr of land in the new feilde, unto one 
Richard Bidggood, late of London, Clothworker, upon Condition 
of his Inoffensive Carryage amongst us. 

The 29th day of the same 5th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of M r . Thomas Olywar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, M r . Willyam Coulbron, M r . Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward 
Gibbon, M r . Willyam Ting, Jacob Elyott and M r . John Cogan, 
there is granted a great Lott to our brother, John Smyth, Taylor, 
at Muddy River, for three heads. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother, Edward Hutchinson, 
the 3*ounger, in behalfe of his father, William Hutchinson, to sell 
his house in this Towne to M r . Richard Hutchiuson, of London, 
lynning draper. 



42 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. f 

Also there is granted to our brother, John Hurcl, a great Lott at 
the Mount, for three heads. 

Also John Leveritt hath granted unto him a great Lott at Muddy 
River, for tenn heads. 

Also M r . David Offley hath a great Lott, &c. [This sentence 
has been crossed with the pen.] 

[31.] The 12th day of the 6th moneth, August, 1639. 

Att a Generall meeting upon Publique Notice. 

Att this Meeting Captaine Edward Gibon and M r . William 
Tinge were Chosen, for Comittees or deputyes, for this next Gen- 
erall Court. 

The 26th day of the same 6th moneth. 

At a meeting this day of M r . Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
M r . Colbron, M r . Robert Keayne, Captaine Richard Gibon, M r . 
Willyam Tinge, Jacob El}*ott and M r . John Cogan, there is leave 
granted to M r . Anthony Stoddard, lynning drap. to become a 
Townsman. 

Alsoe John Seaborne, a Taylor, having served for the space of 
three years within this Towne, is granted to be an Inhabitant. 

Also our brother, Nathaniell Willyams, is graunted a great Lott 
at Mount Woollystone, for 4 heads. 

Also our brother, John Leveritt, is granted a house plott and 
gardensted, next unto our brother Robert Hulls, to be layd out by 
our brethren, M r . Willyam Coulbron and Jacob Elyott, building a 
good house there upon, by the spring time, or Within six Monethes 
after the laying of it out. 

Also to Alexander Plumlej-, that was M r . Colbrons man, is 
granted a great ,Lott at the Mount, for three heads. 

The 30th day of the 7th moneth, Sept., 1639. 

Att a meeting this, day of M r . Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
M r . Willyam Colbron, M r . Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward Gibon, 
and Jacob Elyott, there was granted to Thomas Foster, the Gunner 
at the Castle Island, a great Lott at the Mount, for six heads, 
upon Condition expressed for Mount Woollystone lands. 

Also to Cleoment Cole, whoe served with M r . Robert Keayne 4 
years, a great Lott there, for seaven heads, upon the like Condition. 

Also to Thomas Millard, husbandman, a great Lott at the Mount, 
for fyve heads, upon the like condition. 

Also to M r . David Offle}-, a great Lott at Muddy River, for 15 
heads. 

Also M r . Richard Parker, Marchant, is allowed to be an In- 
habitant. 

Also M r . Thomas Foule is allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

The 28th day of the 8th mon., October, 1639. 

At a meeting this day of M r . Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
M r . Willyam Colbron, M r . Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward Gibon, 
M r . Willyam Tinge, Jacob Elyott and M r . John Cogan, It is per- 
mitted to Samuell Sherman for the standing of his Cow house, 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1639. 43 

which he hath built upon the Common by the gate next Rox- 
bury, untill the spring time, and then he is to take it downe nnlesse 
he have further leave from the Towne for the standing thereof. 

Also he hath leave granted unto him for this next } r eare to mow 
the plotte of ground compassed about with small Creekes next the 
great Creeke betweene Roxbury and us, such as the Cattell use 
not to feede upon. 

Also a great Lott granted to our brother Nathaniell Woodward 
at Muddy River for 3 heads. 

Also there is granted to our brother Thomas Savage a garden 
plott, where it may be Conveniently had, for the hous plott next to 
the hous plott granted to our brother John Leveritt and upon the 
like Condition. 

Also there is granted to John Robbinson, late servant to our 
brother M r . Newgate, a housplott Where it may conveniently be 
had. 



At this day it appeared by a Writing dated the llth of 
the 3d moneth, 1639, that Robert "Harding, of Boston, for the 
sume of 33 5s. 8d. hath sould unto Richard Tuttell of the same 
half of his proper Allotment at Romely Marsh (commonly so called), 
being in quantity about 50 Acrs of upland and Marsh together, 
bounden towards the North by a strait line parting betweene it and 
the other half of my proper Allotment, Towards the East by the 
Common sewer, Towards the South it Adioyneth to Certaine lands 
purchased by the said Richard Tuttell ; towards the West by the 
Common High Way ; Withall the parts of it and appurtenances 
belonging unto it unto the said Richard Tuttell and to his heirs 
forever. 

The 25th day of the 9th moneth, Novemb., 1639. 

At a meeting this day of M r . Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
M r . Willyam Colbron, Captaine Edward Gibon, M r . Willyam Tinge, 
M r . Robert Harding, Jacob Elyott, and M r . John Cogan, there is 
granted to our brother Thomas Wheeler a hous plott and garden- 
stead next unto the housplott the last day granted to our brother 
Savidg, and upon like Condition, to be layd out by our brethren 
M r . William Colbron and Jacob Elvott. 

Also this day M r . Edward Tinge is Allowed to be an Inhabitant 
here. 

Also there is a great Lott to our brother Francis Lysle at the 
Mount for 5 heads upon the Condition therein limited. 

Also this day John Seabeny, a Seaman, hath with leave bought 
our brother Water Merrye's house, and half an Acr under it in 
the Mj'lne feild, and so is allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Also Richard Storer, the Sonne of Elizabeth Hull, the Wife of 
our brother Roberte Hull, is Allowed to be an Inhabitant and to 
have a great Lott at the Mount for three heads. 

Also our brother Arthure Perry hath leave to sell his house and 
garding to Silvester Saunders whoe [hath] long beene a servant 
in this towne. 

Also Nicholis Baxter, a fisherman, is Allowed to be an Inhabi- 
tant. 



44 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Also our brother John Milles hath sould to our brother Thomas 
Savidge the Wood Lott of foure Acrs of Upland and Marsh at 
Hogg Island, and all his right of an Acr and a half of planted 
ground in the Newfeild. 

Also Thomas Clarke, a locksmith, is Allowed for an Inhabitant 
and to be Considered of for a housplott here and a great Lott at 
Mount Wool} 7 stone for six heads. 

Also, Whereas at a former meeting there was granted to our 
brother George Burden a great Lott at the Mount for five heads 
whicli as yet hath not beene layd out, and that now he is increased 
to eight heads which are now allowed. 

[33.] The 16th day of the 10th moneth, December, 1639. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon Publique Notise. 

Att this meetinge the orders of the last Generall Court were 
openly Read. 

Alsoe att this meetinge M r . John Winthrop, Governor, M r . 
Richard Belliiignam, Treasurer, M r . Willy am Coulbron, Captaine 
Edward Gibon, M r . Willyam Tinge, M r . Willyam Hibbon, M r . 
John Cogan, M r . Robert Harding and Jacob Ellyott are Chosen 
as formerly for the Townes AffajTS for these next six Monethes. 

Also this day M r . John Cogan and Willyam Hudson the Elder 
are Chosen the Cunstables of this Towne for this next yeare. 

The 30th day of the same moneth. 

Att a Meeting this day of M r . John Winthrop, Governor, M r . 
Richard Bellingham, Treasurer, M r . Willyam Coulborne, Captaine 
Edward Gibon, M r . Willyam Ting, M r . Willyam Hibbon, M r . 
John Cogan, M r . Robert Harding and Jacob Ellyott there is 
graunted to Richard Sherman a great Lott for seaven heads att 
Muddy Ryver, if it be there to be had. 

Also Gregory Belcher hath a great Lott granted unto him for 
13 heads, 52 Acrs at the Mount, paying 3s. an Acr to the use of 
this Towne upon the entrance of the bounders thereof after the 
Survej'ing of it. 

Also Wiltyam Potter hath the like granted to him for xi heads, 
44 Acrs there, paying 3s. an acr, upon the entrance as before. 

Also our brother, John Henricke, hath a great Lott allowed to 
him at Muddy R}'ver for 4 heads. 

Also our brother, George Curtys, hath a great Lott granted to 
him there for 2 heads. 

Alsoe this da}^ Willyam Blanton Carpenter is allowed for an 
Inhabitant. 

Alsoe Leonard Buttle is this day Allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Also Edmund Grosse is this day Allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Also this day Richard Woodas, fisherman, is granted a great 
Lott at the Mount for 3 heads, upon the usuall condition for the 
ground. 

At this day it was agreed that 300 Acrs at Muddy River for 
perpetuall Commonage to the Inhabitants there and the towne of 
Boston, to begin at the outer bounds of M r . Hibbins Lott, and soe 
to goe into the Country as the Land will afford before any other 
allotments are lavd out thereafter. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1639. 45 

Francis Dowse, servant to our brother, George Burdon, is 
allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Alsoe there is leave granted this day to our brother, Edmund 
Jackson, for this next summer t}*me, to mo we the meadow in the 
New feild adioyning to his planting ground there. 

Alsoe M r . Edward Tinge hath this day granted unto him a great 
Lott at the Mount for 250 Acrs, adioyning to the lands of 
Edward Hutchinson and Thomas Savidge on the upper side of the 
Pond. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother, Richard Fairbancke, 
for the next Summer, to mowethe marsh ground in the new feild as 
he hath formerly mo wen. 

[34.] The same 30th day of the 10th moneth, December, 1639. 

Whereas, at a former Meeting, there was granted to our 
brother, Thomas Scottoe, a great Lott at Muddy River for three 
heads, which, as yet, have not beene laj'de out for him, and that 
now he is increased to fyve heads. He is, therefore, now allowed 
to have the said Lott for five heads. 

The like also is granted to John Crabtree for 5 heads at the 
Mount and upon Mount land Condicon ; Whereas he was formerly 
allowed but for two heads. 

Our brother, Arthure Perry, hath a great Lott granted to him 
for 7 heads at the Mount upon the usuall Condition thereof. 

The 27th of the llth moneth, called January, 1639. 

Att a meeting this day of M r . John Winthrop, Governor, M r . 
Richard Bellingham, Treasurer, M r . Willyam Coulbron, Captaine 
Edward Gibon, M r . Willyam Ting, M r . John Cogan, M r . Robert 
Harding and Jacob Elyott, it is ordered that whereas there was 
formerly graunted to M r . John Wheelewright a great Lott of 250 
Acrs, 205 Acrs Whereof have beene la}*d out where parte of the 
first Allottments should have tyen, and that the purchaser of M r . 
Wheele wrights grant hath Consented to the parting with the said 
205 Acrs for the having in lue thereof all the Captaines plaine, 
and 80 Acrs more. 

Also William Needham hath a great Lott granted him at the 
Mount for 2 heads, 8 acrs, payinge 3s. an Acr, according to the 
agreed order for them of the Mount. 

Also Robert Hewstead hath a great Lott granted unto him att 
the Mount for eight heads, 32 Acrs, paying 3s. an Acr, to the Use 
of the Towne Upon the Entrance of the bounders thereof, after the 
Surve}*ing of it. 

Also George Wright hath the like granted to him there for 3 
heads, 12 Acrs, paying 3s. an Acr upon the entrance as before. 

Also our brother, Henry Shrimpton, hath granted unto him a 
great Lott for 3 heads. 

Also our brother, Richard Hogge, hath the like granted unto 
him, 5 heads there, upon like Condition. 

Also he desireth a house Lott and garden plott. 

Also our brother, John Spoor, hath a great Lott granted unto 
him for 5 heads at the Mount, upon the usuall Condition thereof. 

Also there is granted to Edmund Grosse the square peece of 
ground adioyning to William Letherlands yard, and bounding 



46 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

towards the Beech there for a housplott, excepting one Rodd in 
bredth from William Letherlands house plott to Thomas Grubbs 
Fish house, which is granted to Willy am Letherland. 

Also there is- graunted to Richard Critchley a great Lott for 5 
heads at the Mount, upon the usuall Condition thereof. 

Also our brother, John Gallopp, hath the meadow or Marsh 
plott in Long Island, being about six acrs, granted unto him as 
other men have their planting Lotts there. 

Also Thomas Clarke, smith, hath a great Lott granted unto him 
for 8 heads at the Mount, upon the Usuall Condition thereof. 

635.] The same 27th of the llth moneth, 1639. 
ur Brother, Edward Bendall, is Appointed to bestow all goods 
Whereof the owners are not knowne. 

Also all that have businesses for the Townsmens Meeting are to 
bring them in to M r . Leveritt, M r . Willy am Ting, or to Jacob 
Elyott, before the Townse Meetings. 

Also Samuell Grame hath a great Lott graunted unto him for 4 
heads at the Mount, upon, the Usuall Condition thereof. 

Also for endinge the difference betweene the Purchasers of M r . 
Wheelewrights lands and the owners of the second division or Lott 
at Mount Woollystone, for as much as the said Purchasers cannot 
have their lands supply ed in course, as those of the first Lott had, 
without prejudice to many men whoe have improved their Lotts ; 
It .is therefore ordered by Consent of diverse of the partyes, that 
the Purchasers of M r . Wheelewrights lands shall have (in leiue of 
the 205 Acrs which was taken away towards the making up of 
what was wanting to the first dyvision or Lott there) the 43 Acrs 
at the end of his Land and the Captaines Plaine, being about 114 
Acrs, and that the Widdow Shelleys Sonne, and those whoe chal- 
lenge interest in the said Plaine, shall have their parts supplyed, 
first served and layde out where noe grant is alredy made in par- 
ticular, and together therewith the 30 Acrs remayning of M r . 
Wheelewrights proportion besides ; and the Purchasers are to have 
in lew of the Residue more than the 30 Acrs which they Allowed to 
the said Widdow Shelleys sonne, and the Rest, such proportion of 
the Rocky grounds lying next the said Playne and the said 43 
Acrs as the Surveyors upon view shall finde answerable to the 18 
Acrs remayning to them. 

At this meeting Roberte Mears hath sould to Dorothie Bill, Wid- 
dow, for her life, and to her Sonne, James Bill, with her, to her and 
his heirs his house and gardenstead under it Wherein they now 
doe dwell. 

Roberte Bradford, Taylor, allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

Also to our Brother" Anthony Stoddard there is granted a great 
Lott of 100 Acrs upon the Condition thereof. 

Also there is granted to M r . Thomas Foule a great Lott of 600 
Acrs Att 

Also to M r . Samuell Mavericke a great Lott of 400 Acrs 
att 

Also to Henry Messenger a great Lott at Muddy River for 2 
heads. 

Also to our brother Josua Scotto a great Lott there for 3 heads. 



BOSTON TOWN EECOKDS, 1639-40. 47 

Also to Thomas Painter, Joyner, a great Lott at Muddy River 
for 4 heads. 

Also there is granted to brother Robert Hull six Acrs of Upland 
ground at Hog Island. 

Also Beniamyn Negoose, a Salter, is Allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

[36.] The same 27th day of the llth moneth, January, 1G39. 

It was agreed with our Neighbors and Brethren of the 
Mount, viz. : William Cheesebrough, Alexander Winchester, 
Richard Wright, James Pennyman, Stephen Kinsley, and Martin 
Saunders, in the name of the Rest there (for whom they under- 
tooke) that they should give to this Towne of Boston towards the 
maintenance thereof 4s. an Acr for every 2 Acrs of the 7 Acrs 
formerh T granted to divers, then of Boston, upon expectation they 
should have Continued With Us ; And 3s. an Acr for every Acr 
that hath beene, or shalbe, granted to any others whoe are not In- 
habitants of Boston ; and that in Consideration hereof, and after that 
the said portions of money shalbe payd to this Towne's Treasurie 
of Boston, all the said lands shalbe free from any Towne Rates or 
Charges to Boston, and also from all Countrie Charges when the 
Mount shalbe Rated by the Court, by it selfe, and not Assessed 
with the Towne of Boston; And Upon these Termes., If the 
Court shall think fitt to grant them to be a Towne of them selves, 
they shall have free liberty to Accept thereof; Provided that this 
Order shall not extend to any more or other Lands than such as 
shall make payment of the said Rates soe agreed upon of 4s. and 
3s. an Acr. And upon the former Consideration, there is granted 
to the Mount all the Rocky ground lying betweene the Fresh 
brooke and M r . Cuddington's brooke, Adioyning to M r . Haulghe's 
Farme, and from the west Corner of the Farme to the South west 
Corner of M r . Hutchinson's Farme, to be Reserved and Used in 
Common forever by the Inhabitants and Land holders there, together 
with one other parsell of Rockie ground neare to the Knight's 
necke, which Was left out by the third Company of Lotts (ex- 
cepting all such grounds tying among or neere the said Rocky 
grounds, former ly granted out in Lotts to particular Persons. 

Also there is granted to M r . William Thompson, Pastor of the 
Church at the Mount, 120 Acrs of Land there, Free from the 
foresaid Rate of 3s. per Acr. 

Also there is granted to M r . Henry Flint 80 Acrs of Land there, 
in like sort, Free from the said-Rate of 3s. per Acr. 

Also there is granted to John Lugg a great Lott, for 9 heads, at 
the Mount, upon the Usual Conditions. 

Also there is further granted to M r . William Ting, in regard that 
his great Lott at Muddy River is not yet layd out, nor could be in 
regard the Bounders between Boston and Roxbury were but lately 
determined, and that now the number of his Persons and Cattell are 
increased, there is further granted to him an hundred acrs more to 
be la}*d unto his Lott formerly granted. The Brethren's Lotte and 
the Commonage there alredy granted being first la}-d out. 

[37.] The same 27th day of the llth moneth, January, 1639. 

Also Att this Meeting John Vyall, Weaver, is Allowed to 
be an Inhabitant. 



48 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Also there is granted to Mr. Beniamin Keayne a great Lott at 
Mount Woolyston, of 200 Acrs (be it more or lesse), as it is 
alredy layd out with markes and stakes towards the North with 
M r . Haulghes great Allottment ; towards the East with Lands 3'et 
in Common ; towards the South with Monetecott Ryver, and 
towards the West with the great Pyne Swampe. 

Also there is granted 500 Acrs of Land at Mount Wooliston, 
Where it may be Convenient^ layd out for the use of the Can- 
oneere of Boston Wheresoever he is, or shall be, in the service 
thereof from time to time. 

Also there is granted to our Elder, M r . Thomas Olyvar, all the 
fresh meadow belonging to Boston lying under the foote of the 
great Hill at Muddy River next Newtowne bounds there. 

Also there is granted to Mr. William Coulbron, a parcell of fresh 
meaddowe adioyning to the little fresh brooke parting betweene us 
and Newtowne bounds at Muddy River, and Running into Charles 
Ryver there. 

Also there is 2,000 Acrs to be sett a part at the Mount for the 
use of this Towne in the most Convenient place unallotted. 

The 24th day of the 12th moneth, called February, 1639. 

At a Meeting this day of M r . John Winthrop, Governor, M r . Rich- 
ard Bellingham, Treasurer, Captaine Edward Gibon, M r . Edward 
Ting, M r . William Coulbron, M r . John Cogan, M r . Robert Harding, 
and Jacob Elyott, there is granted to M r . Richard Parker a great 
Lott of 400 Acrs at the Mount, besides the hundred Acrs given to 
the Wharfe, and to be laid out together. 

Also there is granted to Lewys Kidby a houslott on the Marsh 
next unto John Lowes, twoe Rodds towards the Sea in bredth, and 
4 Rodds in length on the backeside. 

Also there is granted to William Blanton, Carpenter, a great 
Lott at Muddy River, for 3 heads, and a houslott on the necke 
Where it ma3 T be had. 

Also there is granted to Leonard Buttles, bricklayer, a great 
Lott at Muddy River, for 4 heads. 

Also Edward Fletcher, Cutler, is Allowed to be an Inhabitant, and 
to have a housplott Where it may be had. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother Richard Brackett to 
mowe the Marsh lying in the Newfeild, Which he hath usually 
mowen, for this next Summer time. 

Also our brother, Arthure Perry, hath a housplott granted him. 

Also our brother, Richard Hogg, the like. 

Also our brother, John Hurd, the like. 

. [38.] The same 24th day of the 12th mon. Feb. 

At this Meeting William Briscoe, ta}*lor, is Allowed to be an 
Inhabitant, and to have a great Lott, for eight heads, at the mount. 

Also John Marshall, husbandman, having served with our 
brother, M r . Edward Hutchinson, is allowed an Inhabitant. 

Also there is granted to ould Robert Wing a great Lott at Muddy 
River, for 4 heads. 

Also the like is granted to Lewj^s Kidby, Fisherman, for 2 heads, 
at the Mount, upon the Usuall Condition. 



BOSTON TOWN RECOKDS, 16^9-40. 49 

The like is granted to John Moore, the Governors servant, for 3 
heads. 

The like is granted to brother Thomas Mekyns, the younger, for 
7 heads. 

The like is granted to George Barrell, Cooper, for 9 heads there. 

The like is granted to William Kirkby, Fisherman, for 3 heads 
there. 

The like is granted to John Arnould, Plasterer, for 2 heads 
there. 

The like is granted to Richard Carter, Sawyer, for 3 heads there. 

The like is granted to Waters Sinnott, Fisherman, for 3 heads 
there. 

Also there is granted to Thomas Jewell, of the Mount, Milner, 
for three heads, 12 Acrs, upon the Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to M r . Danyell Welles, of the same, for 20 heads, 80 
Acrs there, upon the same Covenant' of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Peter Brackett, of the same, for 12 heads, 48 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Sainuell Allen, of the same, for 7 heads, 28 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Willyam Allyn,* of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

Jacob Wilson, of the same, hath the like, for 4 heads, 16 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Reade, of the same, for 11 heads, 44 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Robte Stephens, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Rose, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Hemy Addams, of the same, for 10 heads, 40 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

[39.] The same 24th day of the 12th moneth, Feb. 1639. 

And at the same Meeting there was granted to Thomas Place, of 
Mount Woollystone, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs there, upon the Covenant 
of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Harbar, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Beniamyn Albye, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Simons, of the same, for 10 heads, 40 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Marchant, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Poffer, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Pafflyn, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Robert Sharpe, of the same, for 4 heads, 16 acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

* This name may be read Alljce. 



50 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

The like to John Dasset, of the same, for 7 heads, 28 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Brysse, of the same, for 9 heads, 36 acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Gilbert, of the same, for 7 heads, 28 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Henry Neale, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Henry Mandsley, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to James Cove}', of the same, for 4 heads, 16 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Samuell Bitfeild, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to James Clarke, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to James Wiseman, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like is granted to John Colly ns, of Monanticott, at Mount 
Woollystone, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs there, upon the same Covenant 
of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Christopher Collyns, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Aldrich, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Anthony Newton, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Mathew Smith, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

[4O.] The same 24th da}* of the same 12th Moneth, Februarv, 
1639. 

Att this Meeting there was granted to John French, of Monoti- 
cott, at Mount Woollystone, a great Lott there, for 5 heads, 20 
Acrs, and 20 Acrs more at his request to witt 40 Acrs in all there, 
upon the Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Miles, of the same, for 6 heads, and 20 Acrs 
more there, being in all 44 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. 
Acre. 

The like to Richard Rockett, of the same, for 5 heads, and 20 
Acrs more, there being in all 40 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Nicholas Hathway, of the same, for 4 heads, and 20 
Acrs more, there being in all 36 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Bird, of the same, for 4 heads, and 20 Acrs 
more, being in all 36 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Sheppard, of the same, for 2 heads, and 10 
Acrs more, there being in all 18 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Tayer, of the same, for 9 heads, and 40 
Acrs more, there being in all 76 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1640. 51 

The like to Darnell Lovell and his mother, of the same, for 3 
heads, 12 Acrs there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to David Rogers, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Onyon, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

Alsoe at this Meeting it appeared by a Writing under the 
hand of one Willyam Mawer, late of this Towne, husbandman, 
dated the 7th day of this 12th moneth Called February, 1639, that the 
said Willyam Mawer hath for the sume of 15, unto him in hand 
paj T d, sould to Captaine Edward Gibon, of the same, one house and 
garding plott, Conteyning 03' estimacori half an Acre (be it more or 
lesse) with the building thereupon and appurtenances Whatsoever 
belonging to the same, within this Towne now in the occupation 
of one Willyam Teffe, taylor, unto him the said Captaine Gibon 
and to his heirs and Assignes forever. 

Also at this Meetinge our brethren Edward Randsford and Wil- 
ryam Hudson are appointed to accompany the Surveyor to laye out 
the planting ground at Long Hand, and they are to beginne at the 
East end, and if any have bestowed any labor upon that Which 
shall fall to another man, he Whoe shall enioj'e the benefitt there- 
of, shall eyther allow for the Charge, or Cleare soe much for the 
other. 

[41.] The 30th day of the 1st moneth, called March, 1640. 

Att a Meeting this day of M r . John Winthrop, Governor, Cap- 
taine Edward Gibon, M r . William Colbron, M r . William Ting, M r . 
John Cogan, and Jacob Elyott. 

On this day Captaine Edward Gibon, for the Some of 16, hath 
sould unto Willyam Teffe, of this Town, taylor, and to his heires 
and assignes forever, one house and garding plott, with the buildings 
thereupon and appurtenances belonging to the same, Within this 
Towne, sometime Willyam Hudson's, the elder, and now in the 
possession of the said Wilryam Teffe, and Which he the said Cap- 
taine Gibon lately purchased of one Willyam Mawer, late of this 
Towne, husbandman. 

Also it is ordered, that M r . William Coulbron and Jacob Elyott 
shall sett out to brother John Odl}'n such quantity of Marsh ground 
at Muddy River as they shall thinke Convenient for him, and shall 
Certif}' the same at the next Towne's meeting that a pryce may be 
sett of the same, upon payment Whereof the said Marsh ground to 
be granted to the said John Odlyn and to his heirs forever. 

Also, Consideration to be had of brother Sargient Savage, his 
demand to have the overplus land at Hogg Hand, Which he bought 
of divers men, sett out unto him. 

Also, at this Meeting John Freind, Carpenter, now dwelling in 
this Towne, is to be allowed an Inhabitant thereof. 

Also, John Palmer, Carpenter, now dwelling here, is to be 
allowed an Inhabitant, if he can gett an house, or land to sett an 
house upon (it being not proper to allowe a man an Inhabitant 
Withou[t] habitation. 

Also William Needham of the Mount, hath granted him 12 Acrs 
there. 



52 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Also agreed upon that henceforth there shalbe noe land granted 
e}'ther for housplott or garden to any person out of the open ground 
or Common Feild Which is left betweene the Gentry Hill and M r . 
Colbrons end ; Except 3 or 4 Lotts to make up the streete from 
bro. Robte Walkers to the Round Marsh. 

Also it is ordered that notice shalbe given b t y the Cunstable unto 
such as have not built upon their house Lotts which have beene 
sett out to them above a yeare, that they come to the next meeting 
to shew Cause why their Lotts should not be granted to others 
according to the Originall grant ; and if they come not, that then 
the Towne Will dispose of them. 

Also it is agreed that Edward Baytes (in regard of his absence 
at Isle Sables) shalbe allowed 6 monethes to build upon his Lott ; 
otherwise he Consents to leave it to the Towne, his Charges being 
allowed to the Value. 

Also it is ordered that the Streete from M r . Atherton Haulghes 
to the Gently hill to be layd out, and soe kept open for ever. 

Also the great Lott formerly granted to Thomas Hawkins, at the 
Mount is now Confirmed to Him, and 5 ACTS more Added to it, in 
regard of some damage he sustaynes in the ground Where he 
dwells, by the laying out of Highwa^yes on both feides of it. 

Also M r . Willyam Colbron and Jacob Ellyot are appointed to la}* 
out the high Wayes at Muddy River, towards Cambridge. 

Also William Davis, gunsmyth, hath granted him a great Lott 
of 20 Acrs at the Mount, upon the usual Covenant for such Lotts. 

Also it is agreed that William Hudson, the elder, shalbe Com- 
mended to the Court, that he ma}' have Allowance to keepe an 
Ordinary. 

William Briscoe, Taylor, hath granted him an houslott in the Way 
betweene Robte Walkers and the Round marsh, to be sett out by 
M r . Colbron and* Jacob Ellyott. 

Also it is ordered that Richard Fairebancke and William Salter 
shall looke to the fences in the feild next Roxbuiy, and likewise 
Beniaimn Gillam and Edmund JackVyn for the Fort feild, also Wil- 
liam Hudson and Edward Bendall for the new feild, and M r . 
Valentine Hill and John Button for the milne feild fences. 

[42.] The 20th day of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1640. 

Captaine Edward Gibon and M r . William Tinge Chosen for the 
Committees or Deputyes of this Towne for this next Generall 
Court. 

The 27th day of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1640. 

At a meeting this da} T of M r . John Winthropp, Governor, M r . 
Richard Bellingham, Assistant, Captaine Edward Gibbones, M r . 
William Colbron, M r . William Ting, John Cogan, Jacob Eliott. 

Ordered, -First, that William Hibbins have, his greate Lotte at 
muddy River (}'f it be there to be had) as neare his land he bought 
as may be without wrong to others ; and for this end M r . Colebron 
and goodman Eliott are to vue the place, and Certifie at the next 
meeting what may bee donne. 

2dly. There is graunted to M r . William Ting a parcell of the 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1640. 53 

marsh lieing next that he bought of M r . John Oliver, 4 Rodd in 
breadth, and soe the whole length of the marsh. 

3rdly. Upon M r . Tresurers* motion for a peece of marsh at the 
end of that where his sawpitt is, It is referred to view before the 
next meeting. 

41y. For the difference betwixt M r . Oliver and Nich. Carter about 
a fence, Carter is for the present to make up the fence he pulled 
downe, And yf the next General! Court shall make any order for 
fences it shall bee disposed accordingly. 

5h r . Samuell Sherman is alowed a Lott at the mount for fifteene 
heads. 

6. John Scarlett is allowed a lott at the mount for twoe heads. 

7. Ed. Good wine is alowed a lott at the mount for tw r oe heads. 

8. Samuell Sherman is allowed that his Co we house ma}' stand 
neare Roxburie gate, where it now is, and he is inioyned to sett his 
fence straight, soe as he doe not incroch upon the high way. 

9. The parcell of marsh at Hogg Island is tendered to goodman 
Marshall and goodman Raynolds and B. Gridley, to be sould to 
them att such rates as shall be agreed. 

jll. Peter the dutch man, is allowed one acre at Long Island. 

12. The house Lott formerly graunted to Bibble, which he hath 
forfeited for not building upon it, according to the order, Is now 
graunted to Joh. Robertsonne, provided he buylt upon it within six 
monethes. 

13. John Woodward is allowed a howselott next Henry Gray, 
provided he build upon it within six moneths. 

[43.] 14. Robert Walker is alowed the bowse lott next his 
house to make a garden, Provided that he put of that which is 
now his garden on the other side the way, to be a house Lott. 

15. Ed. Good wine is graunted a bowse Lott next to Willia. 
,Briscowe, provided hee build on it within six monethes. 

16. Ed. Grosse is graunted a Lott for twoe heads at muddy 
River, if it be there to be had after former graunts are served. 

17. Natha: Willis is spared for Cleareing halfe an acre of bis 
ground at spectackell Island, in regard his servant did scald his 
legg. 

18. James Davis is allowed three acres at long Island. 

19. Seriant Savage is graunted tenn acres of upland at hogg 
Island for 4, to be set out of the over plus Land. 

20. All drie Cattle are to bee removed of the neck within foure- 
teene dayes upon paine of five shillings the weeke for every beast, 
except workeing beese, and noe man is to keepe above twoe Cowes. 

21. Willia. Hibbins is Chosen Treasurer for the towne stock, 
which shall arise of sale of Lands, or by any other waies then by 
ordinary rates, to Continue untill another be Chosen in his place. 

22. George Burden, his Lott at long Island is (by his Consent) 
assigned to Ed. Jacksonne. 

23. John Odline is to have 8 Acres of marsh at muddle river for 
4, which he payd downe ; and Ed. Grubb six acrs there for 3 ; and 

* The margin says Mr. Bellingham's motion, 
t No item No. 10 is on the Record. 



54 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Ben. Gillum 10 Acrs for 5 ; and Job. Davis 8 Acrs for 4. to be 
set out by M r . Coleburne and Goodman Eliott after M r . Hibbins is 
served. 

24. All swine are to be sufficiently yocked, except such as have 
a keeper with them, upon paine of forfeture for every swine above six 
weekes ould not so yocked ; 2s. for every time any swine shall be 
taken unj-ocked, whereof the one halfe shall goe to the prosecutor ; 
this order is to take place from the 8th of the 3d moneth. 

25. The residue of the ground not graunted at long island (} T f 
any be) is graunted to Ben : Gillum. 

The 25th of the 3d moneth, called May, 1640. 

At a meeting this day of M r . William Ting, Treasurer, M r . Wil- 
liam Coleburne, M r . John Cogan, Brother Jacob Eliott, and William 
Hibbins, it was ordered 

Imprymis : M r . Edward Ting is graunted to digg Turfe of the 
Island lieing among the flatts by mill feild going to Charlestowne. 

[44.] Also to William Hibbins is graunted a parcell of meddowe 
at Muddy River Containing by estimation about 10 Acres inclosed 
by a greate swampe on the one side and greate rocks on the other, 
provided it fall not in any former graunt ; if wee can better 
accomodate him heare after he is content to resigne his againe. 

It is agreede and Consented unto in regard our brother Everell 
hath a great parcell of woocle and timber to land heare this present 
yeare, he shall use to himselfe for the time being, namely, for this 
present winter following of the quantitie of eight Rodds or there 
about, betweene the beach and the sea, and that the timber he may 
rowle upon the marsh, provided he keepe a faire passage for other 
men to passe with their wood or with any other Loadeing. 

Chrystopher Stanley is promised the refusall of six acres of 
upland in Hog iland on purchase, }*f it be here to be sould. 

There is an over plus of land in brother Buttons greate lotte at 
Mount Wollaston, the which is to make up the lotts of those 
breethren that are shorte in theires, and the residue is to be sould, 
and the mone^y to bee put into the towne Tresury of Boston. 

As alsoe another parcell of land lieing neare the new fence, the 
which for like purpose is to be sould. 

The 29th of the 4th moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this day of M r . Richard Bellingham, Deputie, M r . 
John Winthrop, M r . Ting, M r . Cogtm, M r . Coleburne, Brother 
Eliott, and William Hibbins, it was Ordered 

That the 400 Acres formerly graunted M r . Richard Parker, 
together with the 100 Acres due to him, in right of the wharfe, are 
now appoynted to bee set out to him upon monotacott River next 
to M r . Beniamine Canes farme, and soe in all he is to have 500 
acres in the same place. 

Cotton Flack hath a howse lott graunted him in the waj^ from 
M r . Coleburnes house to the sea next to Goodman Briscoes. 

Robert Howen is graunted a greate lott upon the land near 
Braintree for fower heads. 

John Riall hath a greate Lott graunted him at the mount for 4 
heades. 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1640. 55 

[45.] George Barrell is graunted to have that acre of ground 
at Spectackell Island which was passed over to him by Goodman 
Smith. 

The last 2d day of the 5th moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this day of the deputies, M r . Winthropp, Captaine 
Gibons, M r . Ting, M r . Coleburne, M r . Cogan, brother Eliott, and 
William Hibbins, It was ordered, 

And time was given to those, the brethren, with others of the 
mount, upon their request that the payment for some Certaine parte 
of the land they hould there according to an order agreed on afore 
entered in this sayd booke should bee as followeth : The first pay- 
ment on the 3d day of the 10th month, 1640, at which time the 
one-halfe is to be payd either in Come, Cattle, or moneys accord- 
ing to the then rate of Corne, or Cattle. And the other parte or 
halfe on the 3d day of the 10th month, 1641, in the like, to bee 
payd in into the towne tresurie of Boston. 

The 31st of the 6th moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this da}' of M r . Deputie, M r . Coleburne, M r . Cogan, 
brother Eliott, and William Hibbins. 

William Douglas is allowed to be a townseinan, he behaving 
himselfe as become th a Christian man. 

It is also ordered, that the parcell of marsh ground unallotted 
at hogg Island, formerly tendered to our Brother Marshall, brother 
Gridley, and brother Raynolds to purchase, is now resigned up to 
our Brother Marshall, by our brother Raynolds and our brother 
Gridley, hee paying for the same twenty shillinges worth in postes 
and railes for the townes use. 

Theodor Atkinsone is graunted his greate Lott, for twoe heades 
at muddie River, yf it be there to bee had after others are served 
that had their graunts before him. 

The 28th of the 7th moneth, 1640. 

At a generall townes meeting, M r . William Tinge, Treasurer, 
and William Hibbins are appoynted deputies for this the next 
generall Courte. 

At the same meeting there were chosen Townsmen for the six 
moneths following, M r . Richard Bellingham, Deputie, M r . John 
Winthropp, senior, M r . William Ting, Treasurer, Captaine Edward 
Gibons, M r . William Coleburne, brother Jacob Eliott, M r . John 
Nugate, M r . Atherton Howgh, and William Hibbins. 

For surveiors of the high waies, M r . John Nugate and Brother 
Jonathan Negus ; and for towne Crier, William Courser. 

[46.] [Blank in the original.] 

[47.] The 28th of the 7th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this da}' of Captaine Edward Gibones, M r . William 
Ting, senr., M 1 '. Coleburne, brother Eliott, and William Hibbins. 

Mr. Henry Webb graunted 200 acrs at mount willaston, beyond 
monotocott river, adioyning M r . Edward Ting and M r . Edward 
Hutchinson's farmes. 

At the same meeting our Brother Robert Scott hath the like 
200 acrs graunted him there, namely, adioyning to our brother 
Webb's, without alowance for rockienes or swampe. 



56 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

The 26th day of the 8th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this day of M r . Richard Bellingham, Deputie, 
John Winthrop, Esquire, M r . Atherton Howgh, M r . William Ting, 
Captaine Edward Gibones, M r . Nuegate, M r . Coleburne, brother 
Jacob Eliott, and M r . William Hibbins. 

There is sould to our brother John Odline one Acre and halfe of 
marsh at muddy river, adwning the 8 acres former!}' sould him, 
for which he hath paj'd in hand 15s. 

Also at the same meeting our brother Thomas Grubb and our 
brother Garrett Bworne are appoynted overseers of the fence at 
mudd}' river in the Common feyld to See it made by the first of 
April! ; and in default of every Rod not then repaired and made, 
the owners of the said land are to forfett 3s. 4d. p. rod ; and the 
said overseers shall have power to distraine for moneys soe groing 
due. 

Our brother Peter Oliver graunted unto him sixtie acrs of Land 
at muddy river, yf it bee there to be had ; of the which there is 
graunted some marsh, if there be any there, always provided that 
the graunts before graunted are first served. 

Our Brother James Oliver hath graunted to him 40 tie acres at 
muddy river, if it be there to be had, when those afore graunted 
are served. 

There is at this meeting'a bridg appo}'nted to be made at muddy 
river ; M r . Coleburne, our brother Eliott, and our brother Peter 
Oliver are appo}'nted to see the same donne. 

[48.] The Bridge to bee built at Romney marsh is to be 
donne with all speede, and M r . Cogan hath undertaken to see the 
same donne for the Towne of Boston. 

There is likewise granted this day to William Hibbins three 
hundred acrs of land at mudy river, bounded b} T Cambridge line 
on the one side, M r . William Tinge on the other side, and Dedhame 
line on the other, with the ordinaiy allowance for rockes, &c. 

Our brother John Biggs hath sould unto him 4 acres of marsh 
at Muddy river, for 10s. p. acr, the former grants being made 
good. 

Our brother William Talmage being layd out shorte of his former 
graunt at muddy river, hath graunted him to be added thereto 5 
acrs, yf it may be layd out adjoyning to his former graunt, and 
bounding upon Cambridge Line. 

Also he hath graunted him 3 acres of marsh at muddy river, pay- 
ing therefor 10s. per acre, if it be there to be had, when former 
graunts are performed. 

He hath alsoe graunted him an acre and a halfe at long Island, 
or lesse, if it be there to bee had, after former graunts are served. 

Our Brother Ed Fletcher hath graunted him a greate Lott at 
muddy river, for 3 heads, the which is supposed was formerly 
graunted him. 

Evan Thomas is to be taken into Consideration for becoming a 
townesman with us. 

Leonard Buttall desires leave to make a lime kill of Fox hill, the 
which is to be Considered further of. 

It is ordered at this present meeting that there shall be noe more 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1640-1. 57 

land graunted at mudcty river, nor the mount, untill such lands as 
are alredy graunted are layd out, and the residue of the land 
knowne what the acrs are. 

The last of the 9th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Deputy 
Governor, John Winthrop, senior, esquire, M r . Atherton Howgh, 
M r . William Ting, senior, Captaine Edward Gibones, M r . Nuegate, 
M r . Coleburne, brother Eliott, and William Hibbins. 

There is graunted to our brother Richard Fa} T rebanck to mowe 
the same marsh in the nue feyld that hath bene formerly mowne 
by him this yeare following. 

[49.] In the same feild there is graunted to our brother Ed- 
mond Jackline to mowe the same marsh that hath bene formerly 
mowen by our brother Pease this present }'ear. 

M r . William Ting, his Alotment formerly graunted him at 
muddy river, conteyning 600 acres in all, is thus bounded : namely, 
with lands as yet in Common towards the north east ; with Rox- 
bury land towards the southeast ; with Dedham land toward the 
south west ; and with land graunted William Hibbins toward the 
north west. 

The lands of M r . Rich. Bellingham's, lieing at Winnisimett, 
belonging to the towne of Boston, are bounded with the land of 
William Steedsonne, of Charles towne, and with Charles towne 
lands, limitted by fences and marsh towards the norewest, with 
a winter fresh water runnell and ponder home Creeke, parting 
betweene the land of M r . Bellinghame and M r . Nicolas Parker, of 
Boston, towards the north East, with the salt water on all other 
parts towards the east, and south and west ; all the lands within 
said Limitts and bounds belong to M r . Bellingham. 

The 28th of the 10th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Deputy 
Governor, John Winthrop, senior, Esquire, M r . Atherton Hough, 
M r . William Ting, M r . Coleburne, M r . Nuegate, brother Jacob 
Eliot, and William Hibbins. 

John Arnall haveing formerly graunted him one acre and a halfe 
at Long Island, and being sicke, Could make use but of an aero 
thereof. Its graunted that he have full proportion, according to his 
former graunt. 

Miles Tarne hath graunted him the overplus of that land in that 
plott of ground where John Arnald's planting ground lieth, yf there 
remaine an}' overplus, and to his acre and halfe, and yf the same 
be not layd Claime to by any former graunt. 

Our brother Day desireth at mudd}' River to have a lott, and the 
townsemen have taken it into Consideration. 

The townsemen have taken into Consideration likewise the sute 
of Miles Tarne for a lott for 5 heads. 

There is graunted to Thomas Bell a swamp lieing on the north 
side, next to Goodman Jacksonne's, yf it be not afore graunted, 
and yf it amount not to above an acre at Long Island. 

[5O.] Our brother Alexander Beck is graunted to mowe this 



58 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

ensueing somer a parcell of marsh in the nue fe}'ld neare the place 
where M r . Howgh takes boate, if it bee not formerly graunted. 

The rate made by the townsemen, amounting to 179, the 13th 
of the 10th moneth, 1040, for the discharge of the contre} 7 leavy, 
7 was delivered to M r . Henry Webb, Constable of Boston. 

At this meeting of the 28th of the 10th moneth, our brother John 
Button is chosen by the townsemen Constable in the roome of M r . 
John Cogan. 

The 25th of the llth moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this present day of Richard Bellingham, esquire 
and deputie Governor, John Winthrop, esquire, M r . Atherton 
Howgh, M r . William Ting, Captaine Edward Gibones, M r . John 
Nuegate, M r . William Coleburne, brother Jacob Eliott, and William 
Hibbins. 

Our Sister Purton, widdow, is graunted for this yeare following 
to mowe the marsh in the nue feild which our sister Mellowes hath 
bene formerly graunted to mowe. 

Our brother Button hath time to Consider untill the next meeting 
whether or noe he will purchase the overplus of land which ioyneth 
to his Lott at the mount, namely upon these termes : that he sell 
to our brother Marten Saunders and our brother George Ruggels 
so much land of his else where at the same rate hee is to pay for 
it, 12s. per acr, hee or whoe ever bieth the same is to pay his 
portion for fenceing. 

Our brother Tho. Savage hath sould unto him at this meeting 
one acre of upland at Hogg Island for 8s., formerly graunted to 
Abraham Warren, as also hath given unto him halfe an acre of 
marsh at the same Island, lieing at the poynt of the Island next 
to Winnesimet. 

Evan Thomas is accepted for a townseman at this meeting. 

Henry Dawson is also accepted for a Townsman. 

They are both to bee taken notice of for land at Deare Island, 
if it be disposed of for Tilleg. 

Evan Thomas for six heads. 

Henry Dawsonne for three. 

M r . Winthropp, M r . Tinge, and Captaine Gibones are appoynted 
to vue the land adioyning M r . Bworne's howse for a place [51] 
for building the shipp, the which he desires may be given him for 
the same use. 

Edw. Arnoll is taken into Consideration until the next meeting 
to beecom a townsman. 

M r . Christopher Stanley hath graunted unto "him an acre of land, 
be it more or less, upon the little Island at Hogg Island, adioyning 
to the 10 acres that seriant Savag hath purchased, yf it be not 
formerl}* graunted. 

Richard Bennett is accepted for a Townsman. 

Thomas Stanburie is accepted for a Townsman. 

The 22d of the last moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this present day by Richard Bellingham, Esquire, 
deputie governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, M r . Atherton Howgh, 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1641. 59 

Captaine Edward Gibones, M r . William Ting, senior, M r . Cole- 
burne, M r . Nuegate, brother Jacob Eliot, and William Hibbins. 

Abraham Hagburne is admitted a townseman. 

Richard Sandford admitted a townsman, who also desireth a lott 
when any are to be graunted. 

Abraham Perrie hath acquainted the townsmen with the sale of 
his howse, in Boston, and Lott. 

Brother Wright, of Brayntree, is to .pay for the alianation of 60 
acres of land, at Is. 2d. an acre, the which amounteth to 3 10s., 
and is to pay it in to M r . Bworne, towards the bivylding of the shipp. 

Brother Steeven Kingsley is to have his foure Acres, formerly 
graunted, to bee mad 7 acrs upon a head, allowing for the same as 
others have done, and are to doe. 

At this meeting our brother Button hath accepted of the re- 
maynder of land adioyning to that land of his within the knight's 
neck, soe called, at Brayntree, the which amounted unto 25 acrs 
and a halfe, for which he is to paj* 12s. per acre, in consideration 
whereof he is to alowe to our brother Saunders and brother Ruggles 
that land which was his, without the fence, amounting to 22 acres, 
be it more or less, at the same rate, namely, for 12s. per acre. 

There is also twoe acres and a half within the same neck, the 
which brother Peniman hath, he also is to pay after the rate of 12s. 
per acre for the towne stocke of Boston. 

Brother Edward Jackson is alowed the same marsh he formerly 
mowed in the nue feild for this next Crop. 

Brother Sweete is to be Considered for a greate Lott. 

Leonard But-tall to have layd out b}~ Captaine Gibones a place at 
Fox hill to burne lime during the towne's pleasure. 

Phillip Rice is accepted for a townseman. 

That which Beniamine Alb t y is to pa}' to the towne of Boston for 
the land he bought of our brother Button, at mount willaston, 
cometh unto 1 17s. 8d. 

[52.] Brother Courser, of Boston, hath sould and resigned 
up his lott at muddy river, it being 10 Acres, to our Brother Alex- 
ander Beck, of the same towne. 

The graunt of the towne of Boston to M r . John Winthropp, 
Esquire, of the twoe hills, with some barren marsh adioyning 
there unto, be it more or lesse, liing next to pulling poynt, is thus 
bounded : towards the north with Land of M r . William Pirce, and 
with the salt water on all other partes. 

It is ordered, That whatsoever allowance for Rockes or swampes 
our brother M r . John Oliver hath former!}* made, or hereafter 
shall make, in the allotments of the inhabitants of this towne, shall 
of right belong unto them, unlesse the towne see cause to alter any 
thing before the}' be recorded b}' their bounds and limits in the 
town's booke. 

The 29th of the 1st moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this present day by Richard Bellingham, esquire, 
deputie governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, Captaine Edward 
Gibones, M r . William Ting, senior, M r . Coleburne, brother Jacob 
Eliot, and William Hibbins. 



60 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Our brother John Leveret is graunted that little plott of marish 
in the nue feild, it being 3 rodd or there about. 

It is graunted that those Lotts former!}' graunted our twoe 
Elders, M r . Oliver and M r . Leverett, in the full proportion of land 
as it now lieth, shall, by this order, be confined unto them, although 
their Lotts doe amount to a greater quantity of land than was 
intended at the graunting thereof. 

Our brother M r . Richard Parker and our brother Everall are 
appoynted survaiors for the new feild by sentry hill for this present 
yeare ; And the streete to goe up to the same is to bee reserved for 
the towne's use. 

William Courser, our brother, hath leave to sell his bowse to 
Gawen Andersonne, of Rocksburie. 

That parcell of ground at Long island, formerly graunted to our 
brother Talmage, be it more or lesse, is now Consented unto that 
our brother William Wilsonne shall have it, paing to Goodman 
Tarne for the labor he hath bene at upon the same. 

It is ordered that if an}' hogges be found not sufficiently yocked 
by the 7th of 2d mo., 1641, that the owner of such hogges or 
swine shall pay for every hogg or swine soe taken up, or found, 
halfe a bushel of Come. And that the same hogg or swine is to 
bee keept in the pound 24 howres, and if it be not owned by that 
time then they are to be sent to Deare Island, and not to be fetched 
thence untill full satisfaction be made, viz. : 3d. for pounding and 
for caroge, and for wrong done, if any bee. 

[53.] It is also ordered that if any goates be without a keep 
after the 14th day of the next moneth, that the owners of them shall 
forfett for every goate soe found halfe a bushel of Corne, and 3d. for 
pounding, where they are to remaine 24 howres, namely, in the 
pound, and if not owned by that time, then to be sent to deare 
Island, where they are to remayne untill they have given full 
satisfaction. 

Noe man is to surfer any wood or other timber to lie in the 
streetes above 4 dayes, but upon their owne ground, upon the for- 
feyture of 4d. per day for every load of wood or timber found soe 
lieing. 

The 26th of the 2d moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this present day by Richard Bellingham, Esquire, 
deputie Governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, Captaine Edward 
Gibones, M r . William Ting, senior, M r . Nuegate, JNJ[ r . Coleburne, 
brother Eliot, and William Hibbens. 

Our brother M r . Wentworth Day hath graunted him 100 acres 
of land for his greate Lott at Muddy River out of a parte of that 
land which was appoynted for the Comune. 

It is also graunted to our brother James Jonson, our brother 
Buttoll, and Goodman Tarne, to make use of a rodd a peece of 
land, namely : three rodd in the whole, adioyning unto Wm. Hib- 
bins, his garden pale on the one side, and soe over towards our 
Elder Oliver's little bowse, and downe to the Creeke eastward, and 
up to the high way westward, to make use of for dressing bis 
leather, not (misuseing ?) the same, soe be it bee not noysome to any 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1641. 61 

of the neighbowrebood, and to hould it untill the towne doe require 
them to yeild up the same. 

There is graunted to our elder Leverett twoe acrs, or there 
about, of marsh or meadow, lieing upon Charles river, abutting 
on the Creek that partes Cambridge and Boston. 

There is graunted to our brother Henry Webb to purchase 3 
acres of marsh at muddy river, yf it be there to be had. 

William Hibbins hath Confirmed unto him that fresh marsh 
which was formerly graunted him at muddy river, valued at 10 
acrs formerly, but proveth to bee about 18 acres, bounded with a 
rocke the one side, and a great swampe on the other. 

The 27th of the 3d moneth, called May, 1641. 

Att a generall Towne meeting, upon publique notice, M r . Wil- 
liam Tynge, Treasurer, and M r . William Hibbins are Chosen 
Deputyes for the service of the next general Court. 

M r . Bellingham, Deput}' Governor, M r . Winthrop, esqre, M r . 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, M r . William Hibbins, William 
Coleborne, Jacob Eliott, James Penne, and John Oliver, are 
chosen to order the Town's occasions for these six months next 
ensueiug. 

The 31st of the 3d moneth, 1G41. 

Att a meeting this present day, by Richard Bellingham, Esq're, 
Governor, John Winthrop, sen'r, Esq're, M r . William Ting, sen'r, 
Captaine Edward Hibones, M r . Coleburne, brother Jacob Eliott, 
brother James Penn, brother John Oliver and William Hibbins. 

John Serch is admitted a townsman, he behaveing himselfe 
inoffensively. 

[54.] Upon the heareing of the Cause in difference betweene 
our Brother, M r . Atherton Howgh, one the one side, and our 
brother William Cheseborowe, brother Write, with others of our 
breethren and freinds at the mount on the other side, Its consented 
unto Iry our brother Howgh, to and with our breethren and friends 
at the mount aforesaid, that brother Howgh, for his parte, doth 
}Meld up all Claime in that marsh which in his neck 

of land at the mount, contayning about 60 acres, unto the sayd 
Claimers thereof. And our brethren and freinds there aforesayd 
doe consent and agree that our brother M r . Howgh shall enioy 
peaceably to himselfe and his assignes forever all that necke of 
land adioyning to the sayd marsh aforesaid, according to a former 
order entered in this booke to the same purpose. 

Its ordered b}~ us, who for the time present are appoynted for 
the ordering of the affaires of the towne, that all those who have 
land in sentry hill feyld, either upland or marsh, shall pa}* for 
every acre they there hould, after the rate of Is. an acre, towards 
the mayntaining of the fence thereof. 

Its ordered that all dry cattle shall be driven of the necke, and 
not be suffered to abide there, except Riding horses and draught by 
the 5th of 4th mo., 1641. 

Our brother John Davies and our brother Tho. Buttolph shall 
agree with a Cowe keep for the towne for the present summer. 



62 Crrr DOCUMENT ]S T o. 46. 

Our brother Samuell Sherman hath graunted him to mow that 
parte of marsh in the neck this present summer that hee mowed 
the last. 

Our brother Robert Turner is graunted that land which lieth 
betweene his lott and Cambridge nue line, soe fare as the lemyts 
of his lott retcheth it lieing along b}' the side thereof, and noe 
further. 

The 28th of the 4th moneth, called June, 1641. 

At a meeting this present day of Richard Bellingham, Esq're, 
Governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, Capt. Edward Gibones, Wil- 
liam Tynge, Treasurer, William Hibbens, William Colbron, Jacob 
Eliott, James Penne, John Oliver. 

It is ordered that our brother Henry Webbe, bro. James Penne, 
and Bro. Stodder shall take up the accounts of M r . John Coggain. 

It is ordered that our bro. Everill and our bro. Burden shall 
have leave to sinke a pitt at the upper end of the wharfe, before 
our bro. Burden's house, and to Putt a vessell therein (so that 
they cover the same) to water their leather in ; and if it be found 
an annoyance to the Towne, then they are to fill it up againe. 

To our bro. Tho. Scottua is granted a small quantity of salt 
marish h'ing betweene his great lott and Charles River. 

[55.] The 26th of the 5th moneth, 1641. 

At the meeting this present day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, 
Governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, William Tynge, Treasurer, 
William Hibbens, William Colbron, Jacob Eliott, John Oliver. 

Robert Wing hath graunted to him 20 bushels of Indian Come, 
for looking to the lowe water marke in Gentry feild this yeare, to 
be paid him by the acre. 

It is Ordered that the Constables of Boston shall pay those 
workmen that were emplo} r ed about the way at Rumney marsh, 
betweene Winnesemett and L} 7 nne, at Is. 6d. a day ; if it be payd 
in Indian corne, they are to have it at 3s. a bushel. 

Anthony Stanyarne is graunted to be a Townsman. 

Our brother John Oliver is chosen Treasurer for the Towne, and 
to keep the Towne's booke. 

Its agreed that our bro. Beamsly is to be payd for 10 rods of 
Causway done by him on the further side of the bridge at Rumney 
marsh, at 6s. per rodde, together with a small parcel! of worke on 
the hither side of the said Bridge, which cometh to Is. 6d. ; in all, 
3 Is. 6cL 

Henry Stevens graunted a great lott at mount Wollaston, alias 
Bra3 r ntiy, for five heads. 

The 27th of the 7th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Governor, 
John Winthrop, Esquire, William Tynge, Treasurer, Captaine 
Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliott, James Penne, John 
Oliver. 

Its agreed that for the maintenance of the high wayes, the Richer 
sort of Inhabitants shall afford three dayes' worke of one man 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1641. 63 

(except such as have Teames) ; the men of middle estate, two 
dayes worke ; and the poorer sort one day, to be Ordered according 
to the Discretion of the surveighours for the high wayes ; and 
eveiy Teame in the Towne is to afford one daye's work, under the 
Penalty of 2s. a da}' for each man that is defective in Affording 
his helpe according to Appointment, and 8s. per day if carts be 
defective ; to be Levyed by Distresse by the Surveyghours of the 
High-Wayes. 

Its Agreed that William Tynge, Treasurer, and James Penne 
shall Rectify the Accounts Concerning Charge of Fencing in the 
mill feild, and allow to Each man an equall Proportion, according 
to their Charges expended. 

David Phippen is admitted to be a Townsman, and to have a 
howse lott, if it can be found. 

There is an house-lott graunted to John Search neare unto the 
house lott of Robert Walker. 

There is granted unto Job Judkin to have a great lott for five 
heads at Mount Wollaston alias Braintry. 

There is granted and sold unto John Bigs (for forty shillings, 
already pa}*d by Worke about the magistrate's seat) a parcell of 
marish ground tying in the Sentinell-hill-feild, conte3*ning one acre 
and a halfe, more or lesse, bounded with the salt water shore toward 
the North W. ; with a salt Creeke towards the North ; with Land 
belonging to John Leveritt, parted by a Ditch, towards the East ; 
with the upland adjo}~ning toward the West and South West ; to 
belong unto him, and his he} r res for ever. 

The 29th of the 9th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Governor, 
John Winthrop, Esquire, William Tynge, Treasurer, William Col- 
bron, Jacob Eliott, James Penne, John Oliver. 

Samson Shore is Admitted to be a Townsman. 

Its Ordered that the Constables shall Pay unto Robert Turner 
for diet for the Townsmen 2 18s. 

[56.] There is Granted unto John Palmer, Sen., an Allot- 
ment at Mount Wollaston, alias Braintry, for two heads. 

Edward Arnold is Admitted to be a Townesman. 

Its Ordered that the Constables shall Pay unto John Bigs six 
pounds, six shillings, ten pence, for worke about the Magistrate's 
seat. 

There is granted to Valentine Hill, of Boston, Merchant, and 
his Associates, their executors, administratours and assignes, 
all the wast ground (common highwa} r and proprieties reserved) 
from the Point of the Marish betweene M r . William Tynge's 
Palle and John Lowe's howse there, as it is now staked out, to 
the uppermost Corner of M r . Edward Tynge's Proprietie neare 
the key, already staked out, and so round by Edward Bend- 
alle's to the Point fore mentioned, for so man}' yeares as the Charge 
they shall bestowe in Purchase of their neighbours their late 
wharfinge, and in Building, making and repairing such wharfes, 
creekes or coves within this five yeares now next Comming shall 
amount unto, accounting after nine yeares' time to be allowed for, 



64 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 46. 

one hundred pounds, and rateabl}' fof all the charge to be bestowed, 
as aforesayd, this term to begin at the expiration of the sayd five 
yeares. And the said Valentine Hill and his Associates, their 
executors, administratours, and assignes, are allowed to take Tun- 
nage of all such vessells and wharfage of all such goods as shall 
there arrive, or make use thereof during the sa}Tl termes, Provided 
all such whose grounds doe butt on the wast ground above granted, 
or high wayes there, shall be free to import, land and export within 
this jurisdiction (except by way of merchandize), all their owne 
goods, wood, timber and other things being originally of this juris- 
diction, without any charge, during the terme before granted, so 
that the vessells stay not in the coves nor creekes delivering, nor 
the goods remain upon the wharfe, above fort} T -eight houres. 

And it is also agreed that such warehouses or other houses as 
they shall erect during their terme they shall be allowed for 
by the Towne, after such Rate as they shall be vallued to 
be then worth without Respect of the Place. And it is also agreed 
that such wharves as the}' shall make there, they shall leave in good 
Repaire, and so as they may be of use to the Towne at the end of 
the time. Provided that if they or their excequators or Assignes 
shall Resigne and give up the same to the Towne three yeares be- 
fore the end of their terme, then they shall not be charged with 
Reparation Provided they shall not hereby have liberty to Pull 
downe or demolish the same or any part thereof. And it is also 
agreed that the said Grantees shall within the space of two }'eares 
next ensueing sufficiently wharfe, and from time to time keepe in 
repaire the creeke next unto George Burden's house, fitting for 
the lading and unlading of a lighter of twenty tunne in ordinary 
Tydes on either side thereat. And it is also agreed that they shall 
not take tonnage or wharfage of any boates or goods but at such 
times as the wharfes and coves shall be useful for such vessels as 
shall then arrive, nor shall hinder the lading of an}' goods upon 
any such part of the cove where they shall not bestowe answer- 
able cost of wharfing. And it is further agreed that it shall be 
lawfull for any of this Towne to passe to and fro in their ships or 
small boates without paying any thing, so they doe not lay or 
leave sa} T d boats to prejudice the said Grantees for the passage of 
any greater vessel, or the ladeing or unladeing of [57.] any mer- 
chandize, or other goods by which they are to Receive benefitt. 
Provided allso, that if M r . Edward T3'nge shall within five yeares 
now next coming, wharfe in that part of the waste betweene the 
inside of the crosse wall and M r . Hill's wharfe end, being in length 
seventy-four foote, or thereabout, being allready marked out, He 
shall then enjo}'e to him, and his Assignes, the sole libertye of 
tunnage, wharfage, by and upon the same without contributing to 
any other charge, in Consideration thereof the sayd Grantees are 
to have their nine yeares made up tenne for every one hundred 
pounds bestowed as aforesayde, and if he shall not wharf the same 
within the sa}~d five yeares, then the sayd Grantees may doe it as 
the rest. 

The 6th of the 10th moneth, 1611. 

At a generall Towns meeting upon Publique Warning. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1641-2. 65 

There are Chosen for the Affayres of the Town for these six 
months next ensueing : Richard Bellingham, esqre, Governor, John 
Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Captaine Gibones, 
William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, James Penne, 
John Oliver. 

The 10th day of the llth moneth, 1641. 

At a generall Townsmeeting, upon warning from house to 
house. 

It's agreed that for the making of the high waves at Romny 
Marish now ordered by the Court, each man in particular through- 
out the Towne shall afford their helpe, in six severall Companyes, 
at the Appointment of William T} T nge, Treasurer, Captaine Gib- 
ones, Captaine Keayne, John Newgate, Samuell Cole and Joh. 
Oliver. 

It's Ordered that Deare-Island shall be Improoved for the main- 
tenance of a Free schoole for the Towne, and such other Occasions 
as the Townsmen For the time being shall thinke meet, the sa}'d 
schoole being sufficient!}' Provided for. 

It's Ordered that notwithstanding the order made (concerning 
the disposing of Lands in this necke) in the 4th of 10th, 
1635, yet for peace sake, and for avo}'ding of confusion in 
the Towne, many Lands having bene bought and sould at deare 
rates, the Rights of all Lands disposed of shall belong to the pro- 
prietors of them, as they should have done if the afore former 
order had never bene ; and the sayd former order is hereby 
repealed, Provided that this Order shall not concerne such marish 
ground as hath bene let from }'eare to } r eare. 

It's ordered that there shall be noe more Lands granted unto any 
Inhabitants that shall hereafter be admitted into the Towne, unlesse 
it be at a generall Townsmeeting. f 

It's ordered that the 9 men shall, according to the present need ^ 
of the Towne, appoint the summe and the particular Assesments > 
of a Town Rate. 

Captaine Gibones, Valentine Hill, Henry Webbe, and Anthony 
Stodder are chosen to Trade with the Indians, according to the 
Order of the generall Court. 

The 31st day of the llth moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, esqre, Gover- 
nor, John Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. 
Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, James 
Penne, John Oliver. 

There is granted to William Briskoe to have an Addition for 
one head to his Lot formerly granted at Mount Wollaston alias 
Braintree. 

It's Agreed for the satisfaction of John Ruggle, senior, [58.] 
concerning 71. 15s. 6d. charges in building expended at Deare 
Island, That Capt. Gibones (who hath undertaken it) shall pay the 
sa}'d sume to our Bro. Ruggle, and in Hew thereof shall have the 
present use of the sayd Island untill the Towne doe let the same, 
5 



66 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

and then the said sume of 71. 15s. 6d. is againe to be repayd unto 
him by the Tovvne. 

John Gutteridge is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Richard Taylour is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Edward Weeden is admitted to be a Townsman. 

The Land of Hemy Webbe formerly granted, conteyning two 
hundreth acres, belongeth unto him, as it is now la} r d out at Brain- 
try, be it more or lesse, being bounded with Lands as yet in Com- 
mon toward the North and East ; with the Land of Robt. Skot 
toward the South ; with Monotocot river toward the west. 

The Land of Robt. Skot formerly granted, conteyning in quan- 
tit} 7 two hundredth acres, belonging to him as it is now layd out at 
Braintr}", alias Mount Wallaston, being bounded with the Lands 
of Henry Webbe toward the North ; with Lands as yet in common 
towards the East and South ; with Monotocott river toward the 
west. 

Richard Knight is admitted to be a Townsman. 

William Tj'nge, Treasurer, and Valentine Hill are appointed to 
Take order concerning the Pa3'ment of Robt. Wing for attendance 
the last summer upon the New feild, and of Richard Parker, and 
James Browne for their charges about the lowe water mark in the 
mew feild, to return what they have done in it at the next Towns- 
meeting. 

James Hudson is admitted to be a Townsman. 

John Leveritt, in Consideration of garden Lot granted to him in 
the new feild, doth grant unto John Hurd and howse plat betweene 
ithe howse plats of Robt. Hull and William Plantayne. 

The 7th day of 12th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esqre, Governor,* 
William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, William Colborn, Jacob 
Eliot, Valentine Hill, James Penne, John Oliver. 

There is granted unto Robt. Reynolds three acres of marish at 
muddy river, for which he is to pay six shillings eight pence unto 
the Towne, according to what he should have payd for that parcell 
of marish which was to be purchased by him at hog Hand, but 
is now sold unto Thomas Marshall. 

There is liberty granted unto Leonard Buttle to sett up another 
lime kilne (by that which he hath allready sett up neare fox-hill) 
at the direction of Capt. Gibones, provided he shall have no 
propriety of Land there by vertue hereof. 

The 17th day of 12th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, esqre, Governor, 
John Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, 
William Colbron, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that the high way from John Lowes howse, by the 
cove side, unto George Burden's Howse shall continue as it is layd 
out this day, vizt. : from a pile, marked this da} r , at the north end of 
the crosse wall, in a strait line to a place marked with an axe on 
the Timber of the creeke sett up by [59] John Button ; from 

* Thus in the original. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1642. 67 

thence in a strait line to a stone b} r the creeke side two rods in 
breadth from William Hudson, Junr., his gate post; from thence 
unto a place marked with an axe on the Timber at the head of the 
creeke nigh George Burden's howse. 

The 28th day of 12th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this da^y of Richard Bellingham, esqre, Governor, 
John Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, 
Valentine Hill, Jacob Eliot, James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that Hugh Gunnyson shall be propounded to the 
Court, to have liberty to keepe an ordinar}* with a Cooke's Shop. 

James Penn and John Oliver are appointed to view the marish 
which James Johnson desireth to bu} T of the Towne, and to report 
unto the next meeting the quantity and manner of the lying 
thereof. 

John Peirce is admitted to be a Townsman. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Arthur Perry 4Z. 
10s. for his service in drumming the last yeare, ending this present 

day- 

It's ordered that the Towne shall pay the Towne's Rate, now 
last Assessed, in Indian Corne, at 3s. per bushel, and Rye at 
3s. 4cL, and wheat at 4s. per bushell. 

It's ordered that William Tynge, Treasurer, and John Oliver 
shall forewarne Dorchester men from making use of any of the 
hills of upland in the marish beyond Naponset River 03* felling 
Timber upon them, or otherwise, and to demand satisfaction of 
them for what Timber they have alreacty felled on them. 

The Towne having considered the great Damages done by goates 
unto gardens, orchards, and cornefields ; the great grievance that 
often ariseth among the Inhabitants by reason of them, the many 
orders made about them, and yet altogether ineffectual, Doe there- 
fore ad[v]ise that whosoever now keepe any of them shall take 
course to put them off, seeing that the Towne is resolved to make 
an order for the remooving them altogether from this necke at theire 
next meeting. 

Richard Dexter is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Ordered that noe man shall dig any more clay in the high way 
toward Rocksbury by Jacob Eliot's Orchard Palles, under the 
penalty of 10s per load, and so rateably for all cla}' which men dig 
there. And it is also ordered, for the preserving of all high waj'es 
in this Towne, that none shall dig any sand or clay in any of them, 
under the penalty of 5s. per load. 

The 4th day of 1st moneth, 1642. 

At a Generall Towne meeting upon lawfull warning. 

It's Ordered that the residue of the Townes Lands not } T et dis- 
posed of (excepting those that are layd out for commons at Boston, 
Braintiy and Muddy River) shall be devided amongst the present 
Inhabitants (together with such as shall be admitted within two 
months now next [6O] following), and that in this manner, vizt. : 
a greater Proportion to them that have had lesse than their due, 
and the lesse to them that have had more, and proportionable 



68 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

to them that have had none ; and this is to be done by the select 
men, chosen for the Towne's businesse. 

The 28th day of 1st moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of Richard Bellingham, Esqr, Governor, John 
Winthrop, Esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, William Colbron, 
Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

It's Ordered upon the Considerations laj'd downe in an Order 
made about goates the last meeting of the select men, that all In- 
habitants of this Towne shall remoove all their goates from this 
necke by or before the next second day of the weeke, and never 
more to keepe any of them upon this necke, under the poenalty of 
3s. 4d. a goat for ever} 7 goat scene abroad from this day forward. 
And whereas divers brethren plead necessity of milke, they may 
repa}*er unto Richard Fayrebankes, who hath promised to give his 
endeavor in dealing with such as have milke to sell, and to direct 
them where they may be provided for. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall suppty the present necessity 
of Robt. Wing with 5 bushells of Indian Corne, in Consideration 
of his service in keeping the new feild the last yeare, which come 
is to be repayd unto the Towne by the owners of Land in the sayd 
feild. 

John Bigs and William Briskoe are appointed overseers of the 
common fence at muddy river, according to the order made on the 
26th of the 8th mo., 1640. 

It's Ordered that the constable shall pay unto Robt. Turner for if 
Dyet, beere, and fire for the select men, 18s. 

Ralph Gulthrop, Jacob Chapman, William Toy, and Benjamin 
Thw r ing are admitted to be Townsmen, together with John Baker, 
William Burnett, James Hudson, Robt. Williams, William Frank- 
ling, Jun., Daniel Briskoe, Tho. Blott. 

It's Ordered that Richard Parker and James Everill shall have 
power to demand Is. per acre of every one that hath corne ground 
in the new feild, for fencing, set up at low water marke by James 
Browne and others the last yeare ; and in case of refusall of pay- 
ment, to require the helpe of the constables to Levy the same. 

It's Ordered that James Everill shall set downe the street fence of 
his garden according to Direction of William Tynge, Treasurer, 
and John Oliver. 

It's appointed that the order made concerning Hogs on the 29th 
of 1st mo., 1641, shall stand in force, onely that which con- 
cerneth carrying them to Deare Hand is hereby repealed. 

The 25th day of 2d moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of Richard Bellingham, esqre, Governor, John 
Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, Wil- 
liani Colbron, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

William Philpott and Robt. Turner, Shoemaker, are [61.] Ad- 
mitted to be Townsmen. 

Widdow Purton hath liberty granted to mo we the marish 
Bordering upon M r . Mellowe's planting ground in the new field for 
this present yeare. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1642. 69 

John Haggle is chosen to keepe the cattell in this necke all this 
next summer ; and it is ordered that he shall goe forth with them at 
simne an hower high, and bring them home at six of the clocke ; 
and for his service herein he is to have a bushell of Indian corne 
for each cowe. He is also chosen to see the order executed con- 
cerning swine, for which he is to have halfe the forfeiture, the rest 
is to be taken up by him and Improoved to the Towne's use. 

There is liberty granted unto all those that mowed the marish in 
the new field the last yeare to mowe it this % yeare also, save that 
Edmund Jackling is to mowe that which widdowe Purton leaveth, 
she being otherwise provided for as by a former order made this 
present day. 

The 2d day of 3d moneth, 1 642. 

At a generall Townsmeeting, upon warning from house to house, 
William Tynge, Treasurer, and Capt. Gibones are chosen Depu- 
tyes for the next generall Court. 

Edward Tynge is chosen Constable for this yeare, and untill a 
new be chosen. 

The '25th day of 5th moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esqre, Governor, William 
T}-nge, Treasurer, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, James Penn, 
John Oliver. 

Simon Rogers is admitted to be a Townsman. 

It's granted to Capt. Gibones, John Davis, and John Smith to 
have the marish on their backsides to the water side, paying unto 
the Towne for it after the rate of 40s. per acre. 

William T} r nge, James Penn, John Oliver appointed to order 
the digging of the creeke neare John Davis, his howse, and the 
high way to Charle towne by Tho : Marshal's land. 

Edmund Jackling and Edward Dennis are appointed in stead of 
John Ruggle, Jo}'ntly and Several^, to execute the former order 
concerning swine ; and if they find any unyoked, they are to yoke 
them, and the owners of the swine are to pay them six pence for 
each swine so yoked, over and above the forfeiture set down in the 
former order ; and in case of defect of any of these pa}'ments, the 
said Edm. Jackling and Edward Dennis shall have libertj? to 
Lev} T e the same by distresse, upon warrant granted them by the 
Towne. 

William Salter hath liberty granted him to mowe sufficient for 
one cowe, neere Rocksbury, where he can find it, except that which 
is hereby granted to Sam. Sherman, who hath liberty to mowe 
where he mowed last yeare. Also if any marish remaine being not 
formerly granted, John Ruggle and Robt. Howin have liberty to 
mowe for their cattell this present }'ear in the said marish neere 
Rocksbury. 

[62.] William Tynge, Treasurer, William Colbron, John Oliver, 
appointed to Jo}'ne*with Dedham, Cambridge and Watertowne to 
Lay out the high wayes from Towne to Towne, through Boston 
Lands at muddy river, as also to lay out more private wayes there 
unto landing places or otherwise. 






70 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

The Towne bath received the sum of 4Z. of Ensigne Savage for 
the 10 acres, be it more or lesse, formerly granted and layd out to 
him at hog Hand. 

The 29th day of 6th moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esqre, Governor, William 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, William Colbron, Valentine Hill, 
John Oliver. It's Ordered that such at Rumney marish as have 
bene defective in their hands and Teames for mending the high 
wayes heere in the Towne, according to order, shall yeild their 
helpe in mending their high wa3*es in Rumney marish, and others 
that are bound by order to worke at the highwayes in Rumney 
marish, shall worke at the high wayes about the Towne in their 
stead. 

The Constables are appointed (according to Order of the gen- 
erall court) to take care for the building a salt peter howse in the 
prison yarde 30 foote in length, and 14 foote in breadth, set upon 
posts 7 foot high above ground, with a covering of thatch, and the 
wall claboarded tight from the injury of rayne and Snow. 

It's Ordered that the constables give speedy warning unto Walter 
Merry to leave open the high way upon the sea bancke over which 
he hath built a roofe, with promise at first to mainteyne an high 
wa} T under it, but since hath unto great inconvenience diverted it, 
contrary to the order of the Towne, and without licence from the 
Towne. 

Ordered that the Constables shall, with all convenient speed, 
take care for fencing in the burying place. 

The 2d day of 7th moneth, 1642. 

At a generall Towne-meeting upon lawfull warning. 

John Winthrop, Esqre, Governor, Richard Bellingham. Esqre, 
William T}*nge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob 
Eliot, Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver, are chosen as 
before for Townes affayres these 6 months next ensueing. 

The 31st day of 8th moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, Esqre, Governor, William 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver. 

Edw. Fletcher hath libeity granted him to finish the Porch 
which he hath begun to set up, 3 foot into the street, which is to 
rema}*ne for his use, unlesse the Towne shall hereafter find it to be 
inconvenient to the street, which if it be found, he shall remoove 
it out of the street. 

There is liberty granted unto Widdow Tuthill to remoove her 
windmill into the fort, there to place it at the appointment of 
Capt. Gibones. 

[63.] It's Ordered that the Constable shall give speedy notice 
to Robt. Nash, Butcher, that with all speed he remoove' the Stinking 
garbage out of his yard, nere the street, and provide some other 
remote place for slaughter of Beasts, that such loathsome smells 
might be avo3'ded, which are of great annoyance unto the neigh- 
bours, and to strangers. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1642. 71 

28th of 9th mo., 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, Esq re . Governor, William Tynge, 
Capt. Gibones, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is liberty granted to Goodman Basse and Goodman 
Backster, both of Braintiy, to buy the overplus that remayneth in 
the three hill marish at Braintry above their 40 acres. 

This 26th of 10th mo., 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq re , Governor, W m> T} r nge, 
Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. There is 
liberty granted Thomas Joy, Carpenter, to set up an howse over 
his sellar by the water side, in the common way by his dwelling 
howse in the milfield, leaving, and from time to time keeping open, 
a passage of 6 foot in breadth between howse and howse. 

William Briskoe and Peter Oliver are appointed to oversee the 
common fence at mudd}^ river this next summer, according to the 
Tenour of the order, made the 26th of 8th mo., 1640. 

There is granted unto M r . Richard Parker libert}' to Purchase 
the marish adjoyning to his upland in the new field, reserving 
liberty, if need be, to make use of it for the mill thereabout 
intended. 

It's Ordered that the highway allready begun from w r iddow 
Tuthill's windmill to the fort 20 foot in breadth, shall be layd out 
by William Colbron and Jacob Eliot. 

It's Ordered that Parents shall give in a note of the names of their 
children, and the time of their birth, unto the Clarke of the writs 
(both of such as have bene borne in this towne, and shall be / 
borne), within one weeke after their birth, under the pcenalty of 
6 pence for every defect, and he that hath the care of the burying 
place, shall give notice unto the sayd Clark, of the names of such as 
are buryed, and that the Constable shall signifye this order unto 
every family in the Towne. 

It's Ordered that the Towne Treasurer shall demand the money ( 
due from Martin Sanders and George Ruggle, of Braintry, for Land ' 
sold unto them there, and in case of defect of payment, to Sue 
for it. 

Harman Atwood is admitted to be a Townsman. 

This 30th of llth mo., 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq re , Governor, Richard Bell- 
ingham, esq re , Capt Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Val- 
entine Hill, John Oliver. 

John Stevens is admitted to be a Townsman. 

[64.] Henry Simons is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Christopher Stanty hath liberty to purchase the marish in the 
millfield, on the east side of the Causey, toward Charletowne, pay- 
ing for it after the rate of 40 s per acre, the said marish to be set 
out by William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Giboues, and John Oliver. 

John Smith, Gent., his assessment of , unto the 

last country rate, is remitted unto him, upon consideration of the 
great losses that of late have befallen him in Ireland. 



72 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

This 20th of 12th mo., 1642. 

At a general Townsmeeting upon lawful warning. 

John Winthrop, esq re , Governor, Richard Bellingham, esq re , 
W ra Tynge, Treasurer, Captain Gibones, W m - Hibbens, gent., W m< 
Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver, are chosen for 
the affayres of the Towne these six months next ensuing. 

This 27th of 12th mo., 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq re , Governor, W m - Tynge, 
Treasurer, W m - Hibbens, gent., William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is granted unto Tho. Grubbe, James Everill, James John- 
son, Myles Tarne, Tho. Buttalph, leather dressers, a place for the 
watering of their leather, neare James Davis, his house, which 
the}* shall have liberty to fence in for the securing of their leather, 
to be layd out unto them by William Hibbins, Gent. Afforesaid, 
with some one of the selectmen, Always provided it is in the 
Townes power (if they shall see cause), to resume this land and 
liberty now granted, into their Hands againe for any more publicke 
or common use. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, and John Oliver, or 
an} 7 two of them, are appointed to view the swamp in the millfeild 
which Christopher Stanly desire th to buy of the Towne, and to make 
returne to the next meeting, whether or no it may be conveniently 
sold unto him, and to lay out a convenient way through the mill- 
feild, to the windmill and Charleton ferry. 

William Colbron and Jacob Eliot are appointed to view a parcell 
of Land toward M r . Blackston's Beach, which Richard Peapes 
desires to Purchase of the Towne, whither it may be conveniently 
sold unto him. 

They are also appointed to marke out the footway from the 
Towne to the gardens neare widdow Tuthill's wind-mill, as also 
the cartway out of the milne lane to the sayd Gardens. 

This 27th of 1st mo., 1643. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq re , Governor, Rich- 
ard Beliingham, esq re , W m - Hibbins, gent., W m Tynge, Treasurer, 
Capt. Gibones, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

It's Ordered that M r . Payne, of Braintry, his assessment unto the 
Towne rate of Boston, shall be respited untill farther considera- 
tion may be had about it. 

Sergeant Johnson and Walter Merry are requested to take the 
oversight of the boyes in the galleryes, and in (65) Case of 
unruly disorders, to acquaint the Magistrates therewith. 

John Rugle, appointed to keepe the milch cattell for this next 
summer ensueing, and to agree with the owners for his wages. 

Tho. Oliver is Joyned with William Hibbens, Gent., to set out 
the place for watering of Leather, granted to several bretheren the 
last meeting. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, and John Oliver, being thereunto 
appointed the last meeting, have agreed, that Christopher Stanly 
shall have all the marish on the east side of the way toward 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1643. 73 

Charleton ferry for II. 10s. to be payd by him for it, reserving 8 
foot in breadth all along the side of the ditch by the sayd highway, 
and the swamps being compassed with his upland for 6s. 8cL, being 
about J an acre. As also that there shall be an highwa} T reserved 
through the milfeild, two rods in breadth from the west corner of 
Mathew Chafeth's garden, unto the little bowse by the sayd 
swamps, and from thence to the wind-mill as directly as the land 
will beare. 

This 1st of 2d mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townmeeting upon lawfull warning. 

William Hibbens, Gent., and Capt. Gibones are Chosen Deputyes 
for the next generall Court. 

Richard Parker is chosen Constable for this next yeare and till 
another be chosen in his stead. 

It's Ordered that all swine whatsoever that remaine in this necke 
of Boston, shall be kept up in yeards or bowses so as that they 
may not goe abroade to trespasse on mens corne or gardens. 

This 24th of 2d mo., 1643. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq re , Governor, Richard Bell- 
ingham, esq re , W m> Tynge, Treasurer, W m - Hibbens, Gent., Jacob 
Eliot, John Oliver. 

William Courser is appointed for this yeare next ensueing year 
upon breach of the order concerning swine, made by the last gen- 
eral Towne meeting, to Impound all such swine, for which he shall 
have one pecke of Indian Corne payd to him by the owner, for 
every such swine and every Trespasse, and in case they be not 
owned in 24 bowers after the said Impounding, they shall be 
accounted and used as a stray. 

This 29th of 3d mo., 1643. 

At a generall Towne meeting upon lawfull warning. 

Henry Webbe and Richard Fayrebankes are chosen Surveygh- 
ours of the highwa}'es in this necke for this next yeare also, and in 
like manner James Penn and Wentworth Da} T , Gent., are chosen 
surveyghours of the highwayes at Rumney marish. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq re , Governor, W m * 
Hibbens, Gent., W m< Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibpnes, W m - Col- 
bron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

Having considered the request of sundiy Brethren, concerning 
Digging of a creeke for the Harbour of Boats in the marish neare 
William Hudson, senior, his howse, we doe conceive the worke 
very necessary, and doe thinke meet to moove the Towne that (if 
the}* shall see good), it ma}' be carryed an end with their common 
assistance : in the meanwhile, John Winthrop, esq re , Governor, 
Valentine Hill, merchant, Richard FajTebankes, Robert Turner 
and James Davis, have liberty to make entrance into the worke. 

(66.) Having considered the request of William Tynge, con- 
cerning the setting of a shop neere his }~ard palls, we think good 
to refer the same unto further consideration, at the next Town 
meeting, provided that the Toleration of said shop untill then, 



74 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

shall noe way prejudice the determination of the case for the 
future ; moreover, William Hibbens, Gent., is requested to give 
notice hereof unto Richard Bellingham, Esq., and to desire his 
presence at our next Towne meeting. 

William Colbron and Jacob Eliot are appointed sufficiently to 
repaire the common gate and fence next Rocksbury, for which the 
Towne is to give them satisfaction. 

William Courser is appointed to give notice to all men that have 
set up pattens, and shores against their fences in the common 
streets, to the annoyance of the wa}"es that they speedily cleare 
the streets of them. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, and John Oliver are appointed to lay 
out the highwayes in the millfeilds. 

Christopher Stanly is appointed to be water Bayliffe to cleare the 
shoare from all offences to boates or the like, betvveene the high 
water and low water marke. 

Edward Jackson hath liberty to mowe the marish he formerly 
mowed in the necke. ' 

This 5th of 4th mo., 1643. 

At a generall Towne meeting upon lawfull warning. 

It's Ordered concerning swine, that none shall goe abroad upon 
the neck, neither winter nor summer, without being yoaked and 
Ringed Sufficiently. William Plaintayne and Thomas Blot are 
appointed to see unto the excequution hereof, Qd. per swine being 
allowed them for 3'oaking and Ringing. Thomas Marshall is 
appointed to assist them for the milnefeild. Richard Fairebankes 
in the mids of the Towne. William Salter in M r . Colbron's end. 

This 31st of 5th mo., 1643. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esq re , Governor, W m - 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is granted unto Henry Simons, George Burden, John But- 
ton, John Hill, and their parteners, All that Cove (alread}' bounded) 
on the Norwest side of the Causey leading toward Charleton, with 
all the salt marish bordering thereupon round about, not Formerly 
granted to any other (Reserving liberty from time to time to make 
use of any part thereof for repayring the said Causey), to have 
and enjoy the.sayd cove and marish to them and their he}Tes and 
assignes for ever. 

Secondly, the sayd grant is for this intent and upon this con- 
dition : that the sayd Grantees shall within the space of three 
yeares now next following, erect and make upon or neere some 
part of the premises, one or more corne mills, and ma3 T nte3 T ne the 
same for ever. 

Thirdly, that the sa} T d Grantees shall make and mainteyne for 
ever a Gate of ten foot in breadth, to open with the Floud, for the 
Passage of Boats into the said Cove, at such time as they may 
arrive at their ordinary landing places. 

Fourthly. The Towne doth grant unto them three hundred acres 
of land at Braintry for the use and encouragement of the said mill 
or mills. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1643. 75 

Fifthl}', that if they carry their millstreame through the marish 
on the northeast end of goodman Lowe's bowse, they have sixty 
foot in breadth throughout the sayd marish granted unto them 
their Heyres, and assignes for ever. 

[67.] Sixthly. They shall have Liberty to Digge one or more 
Trenches in the high wayes or wast grounds, so as they make and 
maintayne sufficient, passable, and safe wayes over the same for 
horse and Cart. 

Seventhly. The Towne will not allow any other common mill to 
be erected, except the necessary occasion of the Towne shall 
require it. 

Eighthly. The sayd select Townsmen and their successours shall 
procure what free helpe they cann (by perswasion) upon any 
pressing occasion of Use of many hands about making the bankes 
or trenches, &c., for the better furtherance of the worke to be 
speedily Effected. 

There is liberty granted unto Edward Bendell to seeke out and 
choose unto himselfe four hundred acres of Land at Braintree (by 
vertue of assignment of the Afforesaid quantit}" unto him from M r . 
Samuel Mavericke, unto whom it was first granted), not prejudice- 
ing the smaller Lots of our Inhabitants there to be Layd out. 

John Oliver is appointed to measure the three-hill marish at 
Braintree, in which M r . Wheelwright has a grant of forty acres, and 
to give notice to this meeting of the overplus above the sayd forty 
acres. 

There is 20s. allowed William Courser for his service about the 
swine, which tooke him up (as he sayth) about three weekes time. 

There is liberty granted unto James Oliver to Continue his 
enterance into his sellar, where now it is in the street, laying the 
nether part of his dore flatt about 18 inches, or two foot. 

Also there is libert} T granted to the said James Oliver and M r . 
Edward Tynge to straiten their street palls from David Sellecke, 
his corner poste, unto the said Edward Tynge's Diall-poste. , 

This 25th of 7th mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townemeeting upon lawfull warning. 

John VVinthrop, esq re , Governor, Richard Bellingham, esq re , W m - 
Hibbens, Gent., W m Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibons, W m - Col- 
bron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

At a meeting same da}' of John Winthrop, Esq re , Governor, 
Richard Bellingham, esq re , W m - Hibbens, Gent., W m - Tynge, 
Treasurer, W m - Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is granted unto Ensigne Savage an acre of marish, be it 
more or lesse, Lying at the Nor-west end of Hog-Hand, and for- 
merly unallotted, bounded with the upland toward the South, and 
with the salt water on all other parts. 

It's agreed that Arthur Perry, Drummer, shall have 9Z. for all his 
service for the Towne with his Drum this last }'eare and halfe end- 
ing on the 1st of the 7th mo. last past, to be payed by Anthony/ 
Stodder, late Constable, out of the Townes-rate. / 

This 27th of 9th mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townes meeting upon lawfull warning. 



76 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

William Franklin, Smith, is Chosen Constable in the stead of 
Edward Tynge for this next ensueing yeare. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esq re , Governor, W m> 
Hibbens, Gent., W m - Tynge, Treasurer, W ra Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
John Oliver. 

It's agreed betweene the select men on the Townes behalfe [68], 
and Hugh "Williams and George Clifford : That Nathaniel Newgate, 
Apprentize to the said Hugh Williams and George Clifford afore- 
said, shall doe all Common service in drumming for the Towne on 
trayning dayes and watches, The sayd George for these three 
yeares next ensueing, and the said Nathaniel for these foure yeares 
next ensueing, in Consideration whereof the Towne will be at the 
charges of their learning skill in drumming. 

It's further agreed with Arthur Perry that he shall give his Best 
diligence in Teaching the said George Clifford and Nathaniel New- 
gate in all the skill and use of the drum needfull to all common 
service in military Affayres, in consideration whereof he shall have 
foure pounds payd him within six mo : next ensuing. 

John Button and John Hill have now resigned all Claime of in- 
terest in the businesse of the corne mills, agreed the 31 of 5 : 1643. 

There is liberty graunted unto John Hill, Blacksmith, to sinke a 
well on the west side of his dwelling howse. 

Thomas Clarke, late of Dorchester, hath liberty to wharfe before 
his proprietye in the milfeild against the sea. 

The same libertye is granted to John Milam before his present 
dwelling howse. 

It's ordered that the case concerning the shop set before William 
Tynge, Treasurer, his freehold, shall be in the first place treated of 
at our next Towne meeting. 

The like liberty of wharfing is granted unto Valentine Hill before 
his proprietye in the milfeild, provided that a libertye of common 
landing be reserved betweene the wharfe's of Valentine Hill and 
John Milam aforesaid. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, hath the like liberty .of wharfing 
before his propriety in the marish, neere John Lowe's howse. 

It's ordered that the high way of two rods in breadth shall be 
preserved on the beach (as it is begun) from Edward Bendall's 
cove toward John Gallop's Point. 

[Here is an asterisk, and in the margin are the words " vid. 
pag. 69." On p. 69' is the following entry, evidently omitted on 
p. 68. It begins as follows : ] 

[69.] " I humbly crave pardon for this Error." 

At the meeting of the selectmen on 27 of 9 mo. 1643. 

The Intent of the Agreement between the Towne and the 
Grantees of the Cove, &c., for the Milne is as followeth : 
That the Grantees shall not be bound to Reserve an}' marish if 
they have Occasion to Cutt it up ; but in that Case the Towne's 
liberty for repairing the Causeway shall [7O] reach to such land 
as shall be left, be it upp. or nether Spitt. 

2. That the sayd Grauntees shall not be bound either to the 
making or mainteyning of an}'' such Milne or Milnes upon any 
other penalty than the Losse of the said Cove and Marish and other 



BosTON x ToAVN RECORDS, 1643. 77 

land Graunted to Returne to the Towne againe as if it had not 
bene graunted. And for farther explanation, It is now declared 
That if said Graunters shall not goe forward, nor perfect the said 
Worke, as it is Intended, or having perfected the same in any 
measure, shall see good at any time to give it over, and not con- 
tinue to uphold and mainteyne the same, it shall be noe breach of 
covenant on their part, only the Graunt to be voyd (and so forth) 
as before. And whatsoever Timber and other Materials they shall 
be at Cost to erect or bring upon the land Graunted, it shall be 
lawful for them to sell off unto any other person within one yeare 
after they have left off to proceed in the sayd worke, or to uphold 
and mainteyne the same being made and finished, provided that 
if the Towne will give them for such Timber worke or other mate- 
rialls so much as another, they shall have the same, and one 
month's time for Refusall. 

Moreover there is 33 foot in Breadth added to the former graunt 
neere Goodman Lowe's howse, and both upon Condition the Milne 
or Milnes be set betweene Joh. Gallop's Point and Edward Ben- 
dall's Cove. 

[Here we return from this added part, on pp. 69 and 70, to the 
regular record on p. 68. W. H. W.] 

[68 cont.~\ This 8th of llth mo., 1643. 

At a general Townsmeeting upon publick warning. 

William Hibbins, Gent., John Wilson, Pastor of the Church, 
William Colbron, Deacon, are chosen to Treat with all the neigh- 
bouring Towns concerning a convenient way of Fortifying at 
Castle Island. 

Also it's agreed that the Fortification begun upon the Fort 
Hill, and a worke for that end some where about Walter 
Meriyes' Point, shall be raised, For the ordering of which Capt. 
Keayne, Capt. Hawkins, Ensigne Savage, Sergeant Hutchinson, 
Sergeant Johnson, and Sergeant Oliver are chosen. And the 
Towne doe unanimously promise to supply all necessary labours 
and charges according to the Direction given them by the fore- 
named Committee, according to an equall Rate made by their 
Discretion. 

This 19th of llth mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townsmeeting upon publick warning. 

There is granted unto M r . John Winthrop, Junr., and his part- 
ners, and their heyres and assignes for ever, three thousand acres } 
of the common land at Braintiy, for the encouragement of an iron 
worke, to be set up about Monotocot River. The said [69] three 
thousand acres to be layd out in the Land next adjo}-mng and 
most convenient for their said Iron works, by the direction of 
the select Townsmen. 

This 29th day of llth mo., 1643. 
At a generall Townsmeeting upon publick warning. 
It's agreed for the Repaire of the Castle, that the Towne of Bos- 
ton will provide all the timber, and lay it in its forme at the Castle 



78 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Hand for the worke at the Top of the Hill, in case that other 
Tovvnes shall goe on with their proportionable shares of the workes 
there. Capt. Keayne and Capt. Hawkins are appointed to Treat 
with other Towne's Committees about the same. Furthermore, 
The Tovvne consenteth to afford such helpe unto ten persons or 
familyes as ma}' encourage them in their residence at the Castle 
Island, the which is referred unto the select Townes men to agree 
it with such as shall inhabit there. 

The same day. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esq re , Governor, W m - 
Hibbens, Gent., W ra - Tynge, Treasurer, W ln - Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
John Oliver. 

W m - Hibbins, Gent., and W m - Colbron are appointed to lay out 
the High way to the South- Wind-milne that lyeth betweene Thomas 
Wheelar's and Robert Woodward's gardens. 

There is liberty granted to Ensigne Savage, Mathew Chafeth, 
Isaak Cullimore, John Gallop, Senr., John Sweet, John Hill, Sam- 
son Shore to make wharfes towards the sea before their proprietyes 
in the Milne-feild. 

There is liberty granted to Widdow Purton to mowe the marish 
in the necke this yeare which she hath mowed former!}'. 

There is granted unto Gr} T phen Bowin, Gent., an howse lot, if 
any }~et remaine to be disposed of. 

William Hibbens, Gent., William Colbron, and Jacob Eliot are 
appointed to veiw the wast ground before Joshua Scottoe's Sellar, 
and to Report unto the next meeting whether an howse plot may 
be graunted there to Richard Sandford. 

Alexander Becke and Edmund Jackson have liberty to mowe the 
marish this next yeare which they have formerly mowed. 

There is graunted unto Abel Porter a Small parcell of Land, 
about a quarter of an acre, undisposed, adjoyning to his Planting 
ground at Long Hand. 

It's ordered that Abraham Hagburne shall pay one shilling unto 
the Towne for the use of the shop standing upon the Townes wast 
before the propriety of William Tj'nge, Treasurer, for the next 
ensueing }'eare, and that he shall remoove the said shop (if occa- 
sion be) at two months' warning given by the Towne. 

[Here, as already explained, the record goes to middle of p. 70. 
W. H. W.] 

[7O.] This 18th day of 1st mo., 1644. 

At a generall Townsmeeting upon lawful warning. 

Capt. Gibons, Capt. Keayne, Capt. Hawkins, Ensigne Savage, 
Sgt. Hutchinson, Sgt. Johnson, Sgt. Oliver, are appointed to agree 
/ with some Workemen, to Finish that worke our Towne is to doe at 
/ the Castle, and that the Towne's Select men shall make a Rate for 
the defraying of the charges thereof. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esq re , Governor, W m - 
Hibbens, Gent., W ln - Tynge, Treasurer, W m - Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
John Oliver. 

There is granted to Anthony Stoddard liberty to make his Enter- 






BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1644. 79 

ance out of the street into his Sellar, neere our Pastors house in 
such manner as was Graunted to James Oliver and to open his 
shop-window-board two foot into the street. 

There is granted unto Wm. Teffe a parcel! of land neere the 
south windmill to be layd out by William Colbron & Jacob Eliot 
provided that He shall fence it with posts, and rayles, and not 
build upon it nor plant it with Indian come nor any thing that 
ma} T hinder the windmill. 

Wm. Frankling, blacksmith, is allowed (and that with Edw.Ben- 
dalls Consent, to be one of those whose howse abutteth upon the 
high waye neere the Cove, and so to enjo}*e the Iibert3 r e of the Cove 
allowed to such as [71] Abutt thereupon. 

There is liberty graunted to Edward Bendall to procure the 400 
acres formerly graunted unto Samuel Maverick, Gent, purchased by 
him, to be la}*ed out Orderly in and about a small parcell of med- 
dow found out by him in the upper parts of Monotocot River, neere 
Taunton Path. 

John Ruggle is appointed (as formerly) to keepe the milch cat- 
tell for this next summer. 

John Oliver is appointed to lay out the marish formerly graunted 
to Richd Bellingham, esq re , as neere as He can according to the 
limits expressed in the Graunt. 

There is liberty graunted unto John Bigs to fence his marish in 
the neck formerly purchased of the Towne by the Direction of Wm. 
Colbron, and Jacob Eliot, and if any quantity fall within the sayd 
fence above his Proportion He is to allow the Towne for it. 

This 29th of 2d mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this 29th of 2d mo, 1644, of John Winthrop, esq rc , 
Governor, W m Hibbens, Gent., W ni - T}'nge, Treasurer, Valentine 
Hill, W m - Colbron, Jacob Eliot, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that Sergeant Major Gibons, Wm. Colbron, & Jacob 
Eliot shall lay out such a parcell of Land in some place of the 
Commons of this neck as ma3 T satisfy Wm. Hibbens, Gent., for that 
land of his which is enclosed with the breast worke upon the Fort 
Hill. 

There is liberty graunted to Christopher Stanly to wharf before 
his propriety neere Whmesemet ferry in the millfeild. 

This 17th of 3d mo., 1644. 

At a generall Townes meeting upon publick warning. 

John Winthrop, esq re , Governor, W m - Hibbens, Gent., W ra - ( 
Tynge, Treasurer, Sgt. Major Gibons, W m> Colbron, Jacob Eliot, ) 
Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver, are chosen to Order the ) 
affayres of the Towne, as formerly, for these six mo. next ensuing, S 
and till new be chosen. 

This 29th of 5th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq re , Deput}' Gov- 
ernor, William Hibbens, Gent., Sgt. Major Gibons, Valentine Hill, 
Jacob Eliot, John Oliver. 

The Land within the Common fence at Braintry neere the Knights 



80 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

necke belonging to Boston is hereby sold unto Sergeant Matson, 
James Penniman, Moses Payne, Francis Eliot for 5s. per acre be it 
more or lesse, to be payd in Corne or Cattle within one moneth 
into the hands of M r . Henry Flint of Braintry for his owne Use, on 
consideration of his late great losse through the hand of Gods 
Providence by fire. 

/ The Constables of this Towne are appointed to pay foure pounds 
ten shillings unto Arthur Perry, part of seaven pounds due to him 
for his service in Drumming untill the first day of the first month 
last past, and for teaching the use of the drumrn according to 
agreement made with him on 27 of 9, 1643. 

The remaine is payd by 20s. to Widdow Hudson for him to be 
allowed her in her present Rate, 10s. in discharge 'of [73] his 
owne Rate, and ten shillings to W m . Davis for him to be allowed in 
his Rate. 

There is 5s. allowed to Nathaniel Woodward Sen 1 " to be payd 
by the Constables for ^ing a water channell of Timber in one of 
the Causwayes towards Rocksbury. 

Zache Boz worth is appointed Pound-keeper and to be allowed 
for his service therein according to the order made on 13th of 
3d mo., 1637. 

Walter Meny hath libert} 7 graunted him to wharfe before his 
Propriety lay his present dwelling howse. 

Sergeant Major Gibons, Valentine Hill, and John Oliver or any 
two of them are appointed to view the wast ground neere John Hill 
the Smiths howse, and to Consider whether any part thereof may 
be conveniently sold to our bro. Thomas Marshall for the building 
of a shop, and to make report thereofe unto our next meeting. 

Charity White is allowed 26s. for thirteene weekes keeping of 
John Berry, to be payd by the Constables. 

Nicholas Upshall hath liberty graunted him to wharfe before his 
propriet} T in the millfeild. 

Richard Lippencot is Admitted Townsman. 

That parcell of marish that belongeth unto the Towne of Boston 
in the three-hill marish at Braintry, which 'was not formerly 
Counted to belong to M r . Wheelwright's marish, together with 
the two Hillucks of upland therein, is graunted, to be equally di- 
vided betweene William Tomson, Pastor, and Henry Flynt, 
Teacher, of the Church of Braintry. 

Sergeant Matson hath liberty to mowe about two loads of hay 
in the three-hill marish at Braintry this yeare. 

The Prices of Edward Bendall's wharfe are settled for a } T eare, 
and the writing is here to be entered. 

[73.] This 26th of 6th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Major Gibons, Wm. Tynge, Treas- 
urer, Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver. 

There is graunted unto Tho. Marshall, Shoemaker, 15 foot Square 
upon the wast, neere John Hill, Blacksmith, his shop, to be sett out 
by Valentine Hill and James Penn, for which he is to pay unto the 
Townes use 20s. upon demand, and so to enjoy the same for three 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1644. 81 

yeares certaine, and if it should afterward proove inconvenient 
unto the Towne, He is to relinquish the same againe upon 6 
months warning, the Towne paing him his necessary charges ex- 
pended thereon ; provided allso that this graunt doe not Hinder 
the present water course, nor any that may hereafter be graunted 
for the Coves use. 

There is 2Qs. allowed to be payd to our brother Rawlines in 
Consideration of the High way taken out of his corne feild behind 
his dwelling howse. 

Ordered to be sent unto Braintree. 

" JBrttJieren and neighbours of Braintree, 

"Having understood that you have, beyond the Power of your 
warrant, chosen John Read, one of our Towne, to serve upon the 
Grand Jury, we desire that you would not put any such hinderance 
unto our Comfortable mutuall agreements one with another, but 
that you would desist, and choose some other for that service." 

It's ordered and agreed with James Penn that in Consideration 
of his land at the Fort hill be it more or lesse, He shall have 3 
acres layd out next to William Hibbins, his Land neere Rocksbury 
gate, at the appointment of William Hibbens, Gent., and William 
Col bron. 

This 30th of 7th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop. esq., Deput} 7 Governor, 
Win. Hibbens, Gent, Valentine Hill. James Penn, John Oliver. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pa}' unto Sergeant Turner y 
six pounds nine shillings due him from the Towne. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pa}' unto Tho. Oliver, Elder I 
of the Church, seaven pounds for scaven months attendance upon 
the Cure of the servant of Tho. Hawkins. 

James Penniman, Thomas Matson, Francis Eliot, Moses Paine, 1 
have paid ten pounds unto M r . Henry, as they were ordered to doe \ 
on 29 of 5 mo., 44. 

Thomas Bell hath graunted to him the small parcell of marish 
at Long Island towards the East end, to enjo}- it according to the 
tenure of John Gallop's possession of maiish there. 

This 2cl of 10th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq., Deputy Governor, 
Wm. Colbron. Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Walter Merry 5s. 
for Fencing set up at the upp end of his | 74] garden by rea-on of j 
the high way there, and 3.s. for the use of his boat to Winnesemet 
to cany workmen to repaire the high waves there. 

There is liberty graunted to Jasper Rawlines to make use of a 
rood of upland fr the making of Brickes at the Easterne end of 
Sergeant Hues, his Corne feild neere Rocksbury gale. 

Thomas Joy, Carpenter, is hereby required to make a safe pass- 
age over his Sellar in the high way, by the water side, in the mi 11- 
feild within two dayes after the sight of this order under the 
pcenalty of "20s. 
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82 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Its Ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Arthur Perry 
50s. for his halfe yeares service in drumming, ending on the first of 
7th mo. last past, and 40s. for his attendance on setting of the 
watches this last Summer. 

There is liberty graunted unto Deacon Eliot to sett out his 
barne six or eight foot into the street at the Direction of Deacon 
Colbron. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Deacon Eliot for 
the use of m r Woodbridge eight pounds due to him for keeping the / 
Schoole the Last }~eare. 

This 30th of 10th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq, Deputy Governor, 
Win. Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, 
Deacons, James Penn, John Oliver. 

William Hibbins, Gent., and Valentine ^Hill are appointed to 
view the marish in the new feild mowne by Edmund Jackson last 
3'eare, and to report unto our next meeting whether it be convenient 
to sell it, and if so the valew of it. 

The Constables have undertaken to mend the highway at the 
head of the Cove neere their Shops, and to charge it to the Townes 
account and also to make a sufficient cart way in the street from the 
Cove toward Charleton by what helpe of neighbours they can 
attaine, whereof the Towne is to beare halfe the Charge. 

The Constables are to Demand of Martin Sanders and George 
Ruggles of Braintree the mony due to The Towne for Land sold to 
them, and in case the}' refuse payment to sue them for it, the pay- 
ment of it having bene for these sundry yeares witheld b}' them. 

Assurance is hereby Given unto Tho : Fowle, Gent, for his Satis- 
faction concerning pa} T ment of his present Proportion toward the 
Fortification at Castle Island, that noe more shall be required of him 
toward the building of the worke now in hand there, and in case it 
be not finished that halfe his mony expended shall be returned 
to him. 

There are two acres of ground added to James Penn his former 
graunt on 2bth of 6th mo., 44, for more full satisfaction for his 
land on the fort hill taken to the Use of fortification. 

[75.] Deare Island is let to hire unto James Penn, and John 
Oliver for these three }-ears next ensuing paying unto the Use of the 
Schoole seaven pounds per 3'eare. In part whereof they are to repay 
according to former order on 31st of llth mo., 1641, unto Major 
Gibons the mony payd by him unto John Ruggle, and that before 
the 1st of 3d mo., 1645. Moreover there is liberty graunted to the 
Inhabitants of this Towne to cut wood on it provided that they 
carry off, or set the same on heapes, that it ma}' not be spoyled, nor 
hinder the feed of Cattell. 

This 27th of llth mo., 1644. 

At a generall Towne-meeting, upon warning from howse to 
howse. 

Sergeant Major Gibons is chosen to be of the Committee for 
Castle Island, and to give order concerning the fortifications in 
the Towne. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1645. 83 

This Day. At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq., Deputy 
Governor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Sgt.-Major Gibons, Win. Colbron, 
Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, Deacons, John Oliver. 

Edward iMiles is admitted Townesman. 

Valentine Hill, Deacon, together with one of the present con- 
stables, "ah; appointed Auditors of Anthony Stodder late Constable 
his accounts, and to make report thereof unto the select men at 
their next meeting. 

Tfiere is ten shillings allowed to be payd *by the Towne unto wid- 
dow Howin towards her reliefs, in Consideration of her shop now 
standing in the market place speedity to be remooved. 

There is graunted unto Joshua Scotto to straiten his pall at the 
head of his howse plat neere John Lowes Howse as the head of the 
say A John Lowes palls runn, and to have that marish therein 
conteyned. 

The remaining part of the sayd marish neere John Lowes howse 
not formerly Disposed of (except two rods broad next Thomas 
Marshall, his garden palls), is Graunted unto Richard Bellingham, 
Esq., for the Continuance of peace and love, In Consideration of a 
quiet resignation of all claime unto the wast before his howse, to 
be given unto the Towne under his hand. 

This 31st of 1st mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq., Deputy Gover- 
nor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Win. Colbron, Valentine Hill, Deacons, 
James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's agreed with Thomas Scotto, of this Towne, for his Dwelling 
howse, and }"ard, and garden in this Tow^ne, sold and delivered unto 
the select men afforesaid, for the Towne use, with all the appur- 
tenances thereof, and groweths thereupon, and benefits that doe or 
ma3 r arise by vertue thereof, bounded with the Lands of Henry 
Messenger towards the North ; with the Land of M r . Richard 
Hutchinson towards the East : with the Common street toward 
the South : with the Burying place toward the west, for the sume 
of fifty-five pounds, to be payd as follows, vizt. : fifteene pounds 
by the said Thomas Scotto's Order unto George Curtis of [76.] 
this Town five pounds whereof to be payd in wheat at present, 
the other ten pounds to be payd bj T the end of the 8 moneth next 
ensuing, halfe in money, halfe in merchantable beaver at the price 
currant ; And 15/ more by the sayd Thomas, his appointment, unto 
John Mellowes at his returne from his present sea voyage in like 
manner as the former or otherwise to his satisfaction. And 251. 
more, partly in marish in the new feild, after the rate of 3. 10s. 
per acre, and the residue as shall be further agreed. 

Macklin Knight and William Parsons are admitted Towns- 
men. 

There is graunted unto Alexander Becke the little marish next 
M r . Haugh's Point, be it more or lesse, as it shall be found by 
measure, after the rate of three pounds 10s. per acre, to be payd 
the one halfe in wheat, and the other halfe in mony for the Towne's 
use. 

Jonathan Balston and Thomas Smith are admitted Townsmen. 



84 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

This 10th of 2d mo., 1645. 

At a generall Townesmeeting upon warning from howse to howse. 

It's agreed that the Towne's part of the Garrison at the 
Castle is to be mainteyned by Rate for this present yeare, which 
is to be assessed by the Select men chosen this day ; and the pres- 
ent Constables, Thomas Marshall and William Frankling, together 
with Sergeant Davis and Edward Bendall, are appointed to hire 
eight fitt men for said Garrison. 

John Winthrop, esq., Deputy Governor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., 
Sergeant Major Gibons, Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine 
Hill, Deacons, Edward Tynge, James Pt-nn, John Oliver, are 
chosen to order the Towne's affaires as formerly, for these six 
months next ensuing, and Till new be chosen. 

This 28th of 2d mo., 1645. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq., Deput}" Governor, Wm. 
Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Valentine Hill, Deacons, Edward 
Tynge, James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that for the Repaire of Rocksbury Gate, 2d. shall be 
levyed upon every head of great Cattell allowed to goe upon the 
Commons in this necke, to be pa}-d by the owners of them, and to 
be gathered by the present heardsman, John Ruggles. 

The Constables are appointed to require and receive of Thomas 
Jo}', or to levy by distresse upon his goods, 20s. for the Townes 
Use, due upon his neglect of the Townes order concerning making 
a safe passage over his Sellar in the highway, by the water-side, 
in the mill-feild ; he is hereby required to mend it within two da}'es 
after the notice given him by one of the Constables, under the 
poenalty of 20s. more. 

There is granted unto David Phippen liberty of wharfing before 
his propriety, neere the milne Creek. 

There is liberty graunted unto Widdow Howen to cut hay this 
next summer, for the wintering of one Cowe, in [77.] some part 
of the maresh neere Rocksbury gate, where cattell cannot Come to 
feed. 

This 26th of the 3d mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esqre., Deputv Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Colbron, Valentine Hill, Deacons, Edward Tynge, 
James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's Agreed with Martin Sanders and George Ruggle of Braintry, 
that whereas the}' purchased 22 acres of Land at Braintry for 12s. 
per acre, allthough the Payment have bene now long deferred, 3^et, 
in Consideration of the Rockynesse of some part of it, there are 
foure acres allowed to make good the rest upon condition that they 
make pa}-ment of ten pounds, sixteene shillings, one third in 
wheat, one third in pease, one third in Rye, into one of the Con- 
stables hands of Boston, at the price currant when it is due, 
being at or before the last of the eighth month next ensuing, which 
they have accordingly promised to doe, otherwise the said abate- 
ment is vo3 T d, and the former Bargain to stand good. 

It's Ordered, that speedy notice shall be given by the Constables 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1645. 85 

to John Milam to repaire and make safe the passage over the 
bridge neere Leonard Buttles hovvse, within three dayes after 
notice given, under poenalty of 20s. to be distrayned by the 
Constables. 

In Consideration of the great annoyance complayned of to be 
done by Swine at Pulling Point, specially by some that keepe 
excessive numbers there, It's ordered that none shall suffer above 
three swine to goe abroad for twenty acres of Land lying unfenced in 
Common with other Lands there (unlesse they shall jointly agree 
otherwise among themselves), and those to be sufficiently ringed, 
under the poenalty of two shillings for ever}' swine found abroad 
above the sayd number prescribed, or not ringed, to be payd unto 
the Townes use, beside the damage done by them, for which satis- 
faction is to made unto such persons to whom the damage is done. 
For the Lev3'ing whereof the owner of the Land against whom the 
Trespasse is Committed shall have power to take up and keepe 
the said Trespassing swine, one or more, in his yard, for the space 
of 24 houres, in which time if, upon notice given to the owner of 
the sayd swine, satisfaction be not made, the sayd swine shall be 
sold, and the sayd posnalty and damages being discharged, the 
rest is to be returned unto the owner of the sayd swine. 

This 15th day of 7th mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Win. Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, 
James Penn, Edward Tynge, John Oliver. 

Wm. Colbron and James Penn are appointed to lay out, before 
our next meeting, the way through the gardens towards the South 
Wind-mill, to begin betweene Nicolas [78.] Parker's house and 
Robt. Renolds Garden, and to goe forth betweene Amos Richard- 
son's and John Palmer's house, and to give notice hereof to the 
owners of the Lands through which it is to be layd. 

This 29th day of 7th mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this daj r of John Winthrop, esqre., Deput} r Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, James Penn, John 
Oliver. 

Received of Alexander Becke foure pounds seven shillings in 
full satisfaction for the marish graunted him 31st of 1st month, 
45, being about an acre and quarter. 

There is granted unto Arthur Clarke an howselot next unto the 
howse-lot of John Search, to be layd out by Win. Colbron and 
Jacob Eliot. 

Whereas, the severall graunts of hows lots, and other lands 
recorded in this Towne booke, are entered onely as graunted to the 
party es themselves without mention of their heyres, it hath beene 
thought fitt to be hereb}' declared and Ordered that all such graunts 
were, and shall be Intended to be estates in Fee simple, with all 
due and usuall priviledges and appurtenances, and are so to be 
construed, and taken to all Intents, except in such cases wherein 
any particular estate for tearme of yeares is specially expressed. 

The Constables are to pay uuto Arthur Perry five pounds for 



86 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

his last 3*eares service in drumming, ending on the last of sixt 
month last past, and thirt} T shillings more for drum heads, &c. 

This 27th of 8th mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this da}* of John Winthrop, esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, 
Edward T}-nge, James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall sett off six shillings of 
Henry Messenger's Rates, for mending the Schoole Master his part 
of the partition fence betweene their gardens. 

The marish that remaines in the Townes hands over against John 
Barrels howse is graunted to Edward Bendall, paying unto the 
Towne for it as it shall be prized by Wm. Colbron and John 
Oliver. 

[In the margin.] Which being prized was refused by Edward 
Bendall, soe the grant is voyd. 

The 26th of 10th mo., 1645. 

At a Generall metinge upon publicke notice, are chosen for this 
year the Select men, M r . John Winthrop, Esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ern oTTnSrTHibbens, Maior Gibbons, Capt. Keayne, M r . Fowle, 
M r . Colbonrne, M r . Hill, Jacob Eliot, James Penn. 

At a metinge this Day of John Winthrop, Esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Will. Hibbens, Gent., Maior Edward Gibbons, Robt. 
Keayne, Tho. Fowle, Will. Colbourne, Valt. Hill, Jacob Eliott, 
James Penn. 

It's Ordered that M r . Fowle and James Penn, with the Constable, 
shall take by Will. Francklins acount, lat. Constable. 

James Penn is chosen Recorder and Tresurer for the Towne. 

[79.] Assurance is herby given unto Samuell Mavericke, 
Gent, for his Satisfaction concerning the paj'ment of his present 
Proportion of charge toward the fortification at Castle Hand, that 
in case the said fortification be deserted or demolished (except by 
adversar}' power) within these three 3*ears next ensueing. the select 
Townsmen now being, shall repa} r unto him the sayd charge now 
expended by him towards the sa}'d fortification. 

The 23d, 12th mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this Day of John Winthrop, esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Will. Hibbins, Gent., Mai or Gibbons, Tho. Fowle, Gent., 
Capt. Robt. Keayne, Will. Colbourne, Vail. Hill, Jacob Eliot, 
James Penn. 

Edward Harrison is admitted a townsman. 

Tho. Scotto is apointed to see that the Graves be digged five 
foot deep, and to see the Gates be fast and the fence up, and to 
have some alowance. 

Tho. Scotto is apointed pound-keper, and to be allowed acord- 
ing to the former order. 

Christopher Lawson hath libertye to wharf e afor his howse, being 
that which was Sampsone Shoors by Walter Menys maintaining a 
hyghwny. 

Barnabas Faour and Arthur Perry have liberty to wharfe afor 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1646. 87 

their dors, maintaining a cartway and the hyghway free to the 
towne though it be wharfed by them. 

For the diference betwen Georg Griggs and Will Blanton, it is 
ordered that George Griggs shall set up his Garden fence betwen 
them by the 30th, 2d mo., 1646, in penalty of 20s. for the default 
herof. 

Its granted to Alexsander Adams to wharf afor his howse, main- 
taining a hyghway for a cart, and this wharfe to be the breadth of 
all his ground. 

Walter Merry is ordererd, that by the loth of the 3d mo. next he 
shall make a suficient h} T ghway, of 16 foote in breadth, from his 
how T se to the watters side, in the penalt}^ of 20s.*, to be pa}'d to the 
tresurer of the towne ; and in case it be not then done to the con- 
tent of the townsmen, they will then consider further of his breach 
of the former order. 

The 23d, 1st mo., 1646. 

At a generall Towns meting it is agreed on that on the second 
day of the first moneth is apointed to met at eight of clocke in the 
morning to chose Deputj's for the Generall Court and townsmen 
for that year and Constables and Survayors for the hyghways, evry 
year. 

23, 1 mo., 46. Nicholas Willis,' James Everill, Tho. Grubb, 
Robt. Tourner, Shoomaker, Constables, for this yeare. 

William Colbourne and James Penn are apointed to lay out 
the footway from Mr. Nicholas Parkess howse through the gardens 
to the mill lane or street. 

Proposicons presented to the Townsmen on the behalfe of the 
Inhabitants of the North end of the towne of Boston, the ratifica- 
tion wherof is desired and the registringe of them in the towne 
Records. 

1. That we of this end of the towne whose harts the Lord hath 
made willinge to set about the erectinge and maintenance of a 
fortificacion att Walter Merry's point, may for the future be freed 
from all rats and assessments to what other fortificacions be in the 
towne untill such time as the other part of the towne not io}*nninge 
with us herin, shall have disbursed and l&yd out in equall propor- 
cion of their estats with ours, as by true acount may apear. 

2. That the land gained at the Townes charge and staked out 
to the townes service by thos deputed for that end to the raysinge 
of a work upon, may not by any to the private ocations be 
imployed or mad use of, as alsoe that the ground nor flats befor 
the sayd worke may not be disposed of by the towne unto any par- 
ticular mans imploy to the predjudic of the sayd worke. 

[79.*] 30th, 1st mo., 1646. 

At a meting, John Winthrop, Esqre, Deputy Governor, M r . 
Wm. Hibbons, M r . Tho. Fowle, Wm. Colbourne, Valt. Hill, 
Jacob Eliot. James Penn. 

John Berry is put an aprentice to Edward Ke}-ly for seaven 

* Two pages are numbered 79 in the original, and notice called thereto by 
the clerk at the time. 



88 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

3*eares. Wm. Brisco, Tho. Bnttolfe, Leaug r * : Wm. Blanton, 

John Search, Robt Woodward, that hath hows plots unbuilt on 
them shalbe warned to the next townse mettinge. 

It is ordered that M r . Cuddington shall set up his garden fences 
by the 14: 2 mo. : 46, that h*s betwene John Odlin and himself 
and others, upon penalty of five shillings p. rod for evry rod 
defect. 

Henyry Duglice is admitted a townsman. 

Capt. Hardinge hath libert} T to Con2ider of his hieringe the 
marish till the 6 : 2 mo. : 46. 

Rich : Holidge is to mo we that marish at Long yland this year 
for 2s. 6e?. p. 3'ear. 

Geor Halsoll is graunted liberty to set downe a cawsey ten foot 
Square from his wharfe at the northend of it to low watter marke, 
and that passingers shall Come and goe free to it. 

The 27th, 2 mo., 1646. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esqre, Depnt} 7 Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Hibbins, Gent., Tho. Fowle, Wm. Colbourne, Jacob 
Eliot, James Penn. 

Wm. Blancher is admited to dwell in the towne, and follow his 
trade, beinge a taj'lor. 

Tho. Joanes apointed Cowe keper this yeare, to begin the 28 of 
2 mo. 46, and he is allowed two shillings a Cowe, halfe of it att 
the 24 oi the 4 mo. ; he shall receive the rest at the end of the year. 

It is ordered that the drye cattell shalbe put of from the necke 
by the 15 of the 3 mo., 46, accordinge to former order. 

A ratt, Made the 27 of the 2d mo., 46, of one hundred pounds 
for the Country's debts, put into the hands of Nicholas Willis, i 
Robt. Tourner, James Everill, Tho. Grub, Constabls, and for the 
towne's ocations was mad, 1 33 12 0. 

Maior Gibbons, Capt. Robt. Keayne is chosen Deputys for this 
Court in the 3d mo ,46. 

Wm. Halston is admitted a townsman. 

This 18th of 3d mo., 1646. 

At a Generall townes metting upon lawfull warninge of all the 
freemen, it is graunted that all the Inhabitants shall have equall 
Right of Commonage in the towne ; those who are admitted by the 
townesmen to be inhabitants. 

It is ordered that all who shall after the dat herof come to be an 
inhabitant in the towne of Boston, shall not have right of Common- 
age, unlese he hier it of them that are Commoners. 

It is ordered that there be kept on the Common bye the Inhabi- 
tants of the towne but 70 milch kine. 

It is ordered that ther shalbe no dry cattell, } T onge Cattell, or 
horse shalbe free to goe on the Common this }*ear : but on horse 
for Elder Oliver. 

It is ordered that noe Inhabitant shall have power to sell his 
right of Commonage, but only to let it out to hier from year to year. 

* Doubtless Jacob Leager. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1646-7. 89 

[8O.] It is ordered that what soever Cowe or horse shalbe 
found upon the necke besid the former 70 allowed of shall pay 
6d. the day and night for a covve, and I2d. the da}* and night for 
on horse ; this order to begin from the 20th of this month. 

It is ordered that the present Cowe keper shall take the forsayd 
forfeitures, or impound the cnttell, and shall have the on halfe for 
his paines, retourning the other halfe unto the towne's Recorder 
for the townes use. 

It is ordered that if any desire to kep sheep, hee may kep foure 
sheep in Hew of a Cow. 

It is ordered that the land upon the marish, by the towne's men's 
order to M r . Wm. Hibbins and James Penn, shall stand good. 

It is ordered that noe Common Marish and pastur ground shall 
herafter b\~e gift, or sayle, exchange, or otherwise, be counted unto 
propriety, without Consent of the major part of the Inhabitants of 
the tovvne. 

This 19th of 8th mo., 1646. 

A generall townes metting warned from howse to howse. 

It is ordered and agreed that Bro. Tho. Marshall, bro. Chaffy, 
bro. Negoos, Wm. Francklin, lat Constables, are to be presented 
to the Generall Court for to answer the defect in not payinge that 
which is behind on the Garrison's wages. 

It is ordered that ther sludbe a ratt of 60. forth with made by 
the townesmen for the satisfienge of the Garison at the castle this 
3 r ear ensueinge. 

This 25th of llth mo., 1646. 

At a meeting this da} T of John Winthrop, esqre, Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Hibbins, Gent., Major Gibbon, Capt. Robt. Kea3~ne, 
Wm. Colbourne, Vail. Hill, Jacob Eliot, James Penn. 

It is ordered thatWm. Davice, the apotecaiy, shall have leave to 
sett up a pay 11 afor his hall window and parlor window 3 foot from 
his howse. 

It is ordered that M r . Tho. Oliver shall have nine pounds for his 
curinge Rich. Berry, that was Tho. Hawkins' man. 

It is ordered that George Halsoll shall make up the towne's hygh 
way that lys betweene his garden and the sea that he hath diged 
away, b}* the 6th of the 3d mo. next ensuinge. 

It is ordered that George Halsoll shall kep and imploy a passag 
boatt betweene his wharf e and the ships wher the ships rid, and is 
allowed to take a peny for each person for passage, and no other 
man is to make use of his wharfe or landing plac for hyer or re- 
ward, but it shalbe lawfull for any seamen or others to pass to and 
fro from sayd landinge place in ther on boots without payinge any 
thinge for themselves or freinds. 

This 13th, 1 mo., 1647. 

At a meeting this da} r of M r . Wm. Colbourne, M r . Anthony 
Stodder, Jacob Eliot, Win. Davice, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, 
James Pern. 

The constables that wer : Nicholas Willis, Robt. Tourner, James 



90 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Everil, Tho. Grubb, have Given in ther acounts to full discharge 
for a ratt 144J. 

This 18th of 1st mo, 1647. 

A Generall tovvnes mettinge warned from howse to howse, are 
Chosen for this yeare the Selectmen : M r . Wm. Colbourne, M r . 
Anthony 'Stodder, Jacob Eliot, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, 
M r . Wm. Da vice, James Penn. 

For Deputys of the Generall Court : Maior Gibbons, M r . Wm. 
Tinge. 

For Constables: M r . Wm. Davice, Robt Hull, Tho. Buttolfe, 
James Penn. 

For Survayers : James Oliver, Will. Hudson, Rich. Gridley, 
Edward P'letcher. 

For Sealers of Leather : Bro. Copp, Evan Thomas, Will. Courser, 
John Stevenson. 

[8O.] This 29th, 1st mo., 1647. 

It is ordered that no Inhabitant shall entertaine man or woman 
from an}' other towne or Countrye as a sojourner or inmate with 
an intent to reside here, butt shall give notice thereof to the 
Selectmen of the towne for their approbation within 8 dayes after 
their Cominge to the towne upon penalty of twenty shillings. 

It is farther ordered that no Inhabitant shall farme, lett, or put 
to sale to any person any howse or bowses within this towne, 
without first acquaintinge the select men of the town therewith. 

It is farther ordered that no person shall goe about to dig any 
sellar, or erect any building in the face of the street, till they have 
given notice thereof to the selectmen of the towne, upon penalty 
of twenty shillings. 

M r . Heniry Weeb shall eriioye the wharfe that he did purchase 
of M r . Edward Tinge for his sole right without disturbance. 

Wm. Brisco and Raph Roott is to see to the makinge up of the 
fences att Muddy river. 

It is ordered that Tho. Joans shall keep the cowes of the towne 
this present } T ear acordinge to former order. 

It is ordered that noe person shall dig any soods out of the 
common upon perill that may insue on the Damage soe done, nor 
mowe an}- grass in the marish. 

It is ordered that their shalbe a hygh way, Containinge 12 foot 
through M r . Stoughtons ground along the rayle side and soe thro 
Rich. Cooks and Tho. Butolffs Ground to the farder end of the lots 
to Tho. Munts Ground on the farthest side. 

The 26th, 2d mo., 1647. 

A metenge of M r . Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, Mr. Anthony 
Stodder, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, M r . Wm. Davice, James 
Penn. 

It is ordered that all fences that lie in division betweene on and 
other shalbe maintained equally by the proprietors of the land 
within the towne of Boston. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1647. 91 

Beniamin Ward hath libertye to wharf afor his on proprietye. 

B^niamin Ward hath bought of the towne the eight part of the 
marish that is next to him, that M r . Aspinwall layd out, for 31. per 
annum this too }'ears, and if the rest of the marish be not let out 
to make up 201. a year within too j-ears, he shall at the end of too 
years give foure pounds per annum for his eight part per annum 
forever, to begin his quarter day the 1, 3d mo., 1647. 

It is ordered that John Anderson hath libertye to wharfe afor his 
proprietye and that part of the Comon h}*gh way that lies next to 
him ; he shall make no hows on it for any ocasion, and he hath 
libertye to take wharfage on it for the goods that is landed on it. 

John Milam hath liberty to wharfe afor the hyghway that lys 
next him. 

The 31st, 3d mo., 1647. 

A metinge this day of M r . Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, M r . 
Anthony Stodder, Tho. Marshal, James Everill, M r . Wm. Davice, 
James Penn. 

John Jibson is allowed a townesman. 

John Chandler is allowed a townesman. 

Tho. Leader is allowed a townesman. 

M r . Edwards is admited to live in the towne. 

Martin Stebbin is forbiden and not allowed to brewe any more 
bear to sell, save only this week in beinge. 

I sac Groose is not to sell any bear by the quart within dors any 
more. 

It is ordered that noe swine shall goe abroad unyoked nor un- 
ringed, winter nor summer, upon penaltye of 12d. for evry such 
defect. 

[82.] The 26th, 5th mo., 1647. 

At a meetinge this day of M r . Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, M r . 
Anthony Stoddard, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, Wm. Davis, 
James Penn. 

Martin Slebbin is fined 20s. for brewinge bear to sell without 
order. 

Martin Stebbin is allowed to brewe bear at a peny a quart, and 
too quarts a peny, and not to exceed upon penaltye of 201. fine. 

It is ordered that noe person shall sell an}' bear publicklye with- 
out allowance and approbation from the select men of the towne 
upon penaltye of nineteene shillings sixe pence every weeke for 
ofendinge. 

It is ordered that the anoyance that is made bye Robt. Nash in his 
slaughter howse, by his killinge of beasts in the street now layd 
out, that hee shall remove that anoyance on penaltye of 19s. Gd. 
for evry defect iustly complayned of. 

The 31st, llth mo., 1647. 

At a meetinge this daye of Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, 
Anthony Stoddard, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, Wm. Davis, 
James Penn. 

The three thousand accres of Land given by the towne towards 



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92 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

the encoradgment of the iron works at Braintre} T e is laj'd out 
acordinge to order. 

M r . Hill and M r . Winthorp is to make halfe the bridge over the 
cricke that is diged by M r . Hill, which lyes betwene him and the 
townes marish. 

Deare Hand is lett to Edward Bendall, of Boston, with all the 
profitts their of whatsoever, for the tearme of seaven }*ears next 
ensuing the date hearof. In Consideration wherof hee is to pay 
to the Towne of Boston the sum of fourteen pounds per annum for 
the scooles use of the sa}*d Towne in provision and clothing, pro- 
vided their be reserved a libert}* for the Inhabitants of the towne 
of Boston to cutt wood for their own use, nott bringing a draught 
upon the Hand to cart withall, except it be with the consent of 
the sayd Edward Bendall. 

The 13, 1 mo., 1647. 

At a generall townsmettenge upon publicke notice is chosen 
this year for Townsmen, Wm. Colborne, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Edward Tinge, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, James 
Penn. 

For Constables, Jerimye Howchin, David rhipen} T , Nicholas 
Busby, Wm. Beamsle} r . 

For Survayors, John Button, Beni. Fawr, Walter Merry, Wm. 
Blanton, M r . Cole for Rumney Marsh. 

For Sealers of leather, Tho. Marshall, Edmond Jackson. 

It is ordered, that noe Constables shalbe discharged of their 
place till they have given up their acounts of the ratts that is 
Ccmmited to them. 

An acount taken of Wm. Davis, Robt. Hall, Tho. Buttolfe, 
James Penn, Constables, the year past, of too ratts, for the Coun- 
try, which came to a 199Z. 18s. llof., and a ratt for' the garrison 
of 75L Us. KM., all which are fully cleared and discharged bye 
the tresurer and the towne as our counts doth appeare. 

The 27, 1 mo., 1648. 

At a meeting this daye of Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, Edward 
Ting, Tho. Marshall, James Penn, James Everill. 

Robt. Renolds hath pa}*d his six shillings, eight pence, that was 
due to the towne for his land, which leift Savidge received for a 
debt due to him. 

Wm. Philips hath payd his 17. 16s. 8d. that was due from Chris- 
topher Stanley to the towne for his land, which leift. Savidge 
received for a debt due to him. 

The 8: 3 mo., 1648. 

At a generall townes meeting upon publicke notice were chosen 
Depiitys for the Court of election, Capt. Kea^yne, James Penn. 

[83.] It is ordered, this 27th : 1 : mo., 1648, that no swine shall 
go abroad unyooked nor unringed sufficientl}', winter or summer, 
upon penalty of I2d. for evr3'e on soe scene, without being 3'ooked 
and ringed, acordinge to the order of the Generall Court, made the 
9th mo., 1647, who requires the execution hereof upon the townes 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1648. 93 

b}*the select men, and in case the}" doe neglect the performance of 
it the}' are to have levied of their estate fort}- shillings every month 
soe neglectinge ; this order to be put in execution on the 6th : 2d : 
mo., 1648. 

29: 3: mo., 1648. 

At a metinge this day of M r . Wm. Colbourne, Jacob, Eliot, M r . 
Edward Tinge, Tho. Marshall, James Kverill, James Penne. 

Tho. Emims is admited to be an Inhabitant. 

Michaill Wills is allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

It is ordered, that Benia : Ward shall pay but three pounds per 
annum for the marish that hee hyers of the towne, not expectinge 
foure per annum after too years, acordinge as the former contract 
did bind him unto. 

There is sold unto John Hurd a small peece of ground lyinge at 
the end of his howse plat for ten shillings. 

The 29: 11 mo., 1648. 

At a meetinge this day of M r . Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, 
Tho. Marshall, James Everill, James Penn. 

There is sold unto Hugh Gunison sixe foot of Ground in bredth 
and twelve foot in length, downe to his sign post, to payle in, for 
forty feh ill ings. 

There is graunted to Isac Waker liberty to set up a porch afore 
his dore foure foot into the street from his howse dore and sixe 
foot by his howse side. 

There is graunted unto Tho. Marshall all that marish, Contain- 
ing too rods in breadth, that lys betweene M r . Rich. Bellingham 
and himself, in pa. 75, in exchange for that 15 foot of ground that 
hee bought of the Towne, acordinge to that order entered pag. 73, 
but the Towne did not think tit, on Consideration, to make good 
that sayle to him. 

The 26: 12 mo., 1648. 

At a meetinge this da} r of M r . Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, 
Tho. Marshall, James Everill, James Penn. 

M r . Richard Bellingham hath liberty to wharfe afore his pro- 
prietye that lieth between Walter Merry and Wm. Winbourne, 
provided it doth not prejudice the battery. 

Jeremye Howchin hath liberty to set up a portch 4 foot from his 
howse, and soe all alonge by his howse, to put up a payle before it. 

It is ordered, that Jacob Eliot shall have the swamp that joyneth 
to his allotment at mudye River next to Cotton Flax house bye the 
Common fV-ild, Reservinge libertye to cut hedginge wood in it for 
the Common fence that runeth thro the sayd swamp. 

It is ordered upon Consideration of our Bro. Bendall's request 
about Dear Hand, which the towne let to him for seven years, it is 
Granted to him that his seven years shall be made up twenty and 
one years payinge his rent of 14/. per annum, according to former 
agreement, provided that he shall leave a suplv of wood for the 
[84.] Maintenance of on famil}- for ever, as also whatever fruit 
trees he [corner torn off] plant their he or his hayrs shall leave 
standing at the end of his [torn off.] 



94 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

It is ordered, upon perusall of the acounts of M r . Hill [ ] 

Edward Bendall about the cove or docke in their charges, which 

they [ ] in the five }'ears allowed them by the towne to expend 

in as apears [ ] 56, which we find to put to account 818Z. 13s. 

4d., which makes their nu[ ] of years for them to possess to 
be four score from the year 1646. 

It is ordered, that James Johnson shall have sixteene foot of 
ground from his howse southward alonge downe to his garden 
payle post, in consideration that he shall make and maintaine for- 
ever a sufficient hyh way for foot and Cart over the watter Course 
which runs from M r . Hutchisons yard alonge by his house end. 

It is ordered that John Ba3'tman, John Burrill, Tho. Hawkins, 
James Hawkins and the rest of the naybours shall have liberty to 
remove away that crose worke that is set over the milne creeke 
which hindr^th the passage of boats, upon such Condition that 
the} T shall make the creek goe alonge out to loe watter marke. 

M r . Wm. Brenton hath libert} r to set up a portch afore his 
howse to range even in the street with M r . Hills and M r . Hardings. 

Ther is graunted unto Ensigne Hutchison, Benia : Gillum, Benia : 
Ward, Jonathan Balston, John Compton, Tho. Smyth, Steeven 
Butler, Rich. Richison, liberty to make a hyghway from their 
howses over the marish to the bridge and over M r . Hills Ground 
upon their owne charges which was eight pounds, sixteen shil- 
lings, for which charges they are free from Hrghway charges this 
nine years. 

Ther is ordered that a hj'ghway of twelve foot between Capt. 
Hardings howse and Wm. Davice howse, shall goe alonge to the 
bridge which the towne and M r . Hill set up together, beinge to be 
made by the towne and M r . Hill, and for that hyghwaj^ their is 
graunted to M r . Hill a way to his Ground by the sea side, alonge 
b}*e the howse of Wm. Hudson, senior, and a cart way below the 
wharfe. 

The 12th 1 : mo., 1649. 

At a generall Townemeettinge of all the Inhabitants upon pub- 
lic warninge were chosen for Deputys of the Generall Court for 
this year Capt. Keayne and James Penn. 

For select men were chosen M r . Wm. Colborne, Jacob Eliot, 
Anthony Stoddard, Jerimy Howchin, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, 
James Penn. 

For clarkes of the market, Jerimy Howchin, James Penn. 

For Constables, M r . Tho. Clarke, Theodor Atkinson, Tho. 
Clarke and Barnabas Fawer. 

For Survayors of the Hyghways, Christopher Gibson, Walter 
Merey, John Button, Wm. Blanton. 

For Sealers of leather, Rich. Weeb, Robt. Tourner. 

It was further ordered that the select men of the towne shall 
take order aboute Longe Hand and Spectacle Hand, with them that 
now hold it, to instate it on them for Inheritance, upon paying a 
yearly rent upon evr3*e accre for the Schols use. 

It was further ordered that those that shall undertake to builde a 
howse for the Courts to be kept in, shall have the Iinunitye of it 
that comes by any tole or rent to them and their hayers for ever. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1649. 95 

It is ordered that the Hyghway that lieth on the south side of the 
watter milne shall run alonge bye the Corner of the sayd milne a 
rod in breadth, as it is la}*d out in a strait line to the milne hill 
that lies to the ferrye to Charlton. 

M r . Tho. Clarke is fined 20s. for refusing to serve his Con- 
stables place. 

[85.] [Corner torn] 9:2: mo., [-]649. 

A rneetinge this da} T of M r . Wm Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Jeremy Houchin, Tho : Marshall, James Everill, James 
Penne. 

In the place of M r . Tho. Clarke was chosen Isaac Waker to be 
Constable for this } T ear. 

Wm. Philips hath agreed to give 13s. 4d. per annum for ever 
to the use of the schole for the land that Christopher Stanley gave 
in his will for the schols use ; the rent day began the 1 of March, 
1649. 

Moses Paine, of Braintree, hath let to him 500 Accers of land, 
to be layd out at Braintry, painge forty shillings per annum for 
ever, for the schols use, and to begin his rent daye on the first 
of May, 1649, to be payd on the first of the first mo. for ever, in 
corne or porke at the prize curant, and that to be payd into the 
towne treasuree successivlye. 

"John Ban-ill, Jtohn Odlin, Wm. Ludkin, James Browne, Benia- 
min Negoose, Raph Masson, James Davise, Edward Dinis, Tho. 
Munte, Rich. Cartter, Abell Porter, Tho. Grube, John Strange, 
Tho. Weyborne, James Jernson, cloth bind themselves and their 
successors to pay six pence an accre per } T eare for their laud at 
Spectacle Hand for ever to the use of the schole, that so it may be 
proprietye to them for ever, and they are to bringe in their paj T to 
the tow nes treasurer the first of February forever, or else there 
lalnd is forfiet into the towne's disposinge. 

John Jackson, Gamalliel Waiglit, James Hudson, Wm. Kerb} r , 
Tho. BelL Robt. Linchorne, Anthony Harker, Abell Porter, Tho. 
Spalle, Tho. Munte, Water Senot, Wm. Coope, Rich. Hollige, 
Nicholas Baxster, Wm. Lane, Edward Browne, Beniamin Negoose, 
Beniamin Warde, Francis East, Henirye Allin, Ed. Rainsford, 
Tho. Vernier, John Odlin, Wm. Ludkin, George Griggs, James 
Davis, Richard Richardson, Robt. Blote, Mathevv Jones, Mawdit 
Ingles, Rich. Flud, Jonathan Balston, Tho. Stanberrye, 
Christopher Parrise, John Viall, Mathew Chaffej^, Micaell Wills, 
doth bind themselves, and there successors to pay sixe pence an 
accre for theire land at Long Hand bye the yeare for ever: and 
that to be for the use of the scole, that soe it maye be proprietye to 
them for ever, and they are to bringe in there pa}' to the townes 
treasurer the first of iebruarye for ever, or else there land is forfeit 
unto the townes disposinge. 

M r . Bo win and Petter Oliver is chosen for perambulation at 
Mudye River. 

Allexsander Becke is chosen to keep the Cowes this year, and is 
to rec : 2*. per head. 

Capt. Wm. Tinge shall have the refusall of the purchase of the 



96 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

swampe that lyes between M r . John Wilsons, of Boston, and 
himselfe. 

There is granted unto Ensigne Hutchison, Beni. Gillain, Beni. 
Ward, Jonathan Balgton, John Compton, Tho. Smyth, Steven 
Butler, Richard Richison, leave to make a Hyghway from there 
howses over the marish to the Bridge and over M r . Hills Ground, 
upon there owne charge, they beinge allowed to be free from all 
charges of Hyghwayes till the somm of SI. 16s. be run out which 
they have disbursed. 

There is ordered and layd out a h}*ghway of 12 foot betweene 
Capt. Hardings howse and Wm. Davis howse alonge strait to the 
Bridge, which the towne and M r . Hill set up betwene them, upon 
Consideration that the Iryghway at the seaside is demolished onlye 
a wa}* bye the howse ot Wm. Hudson, senior, reserved for cart 
and horse below it for the acomodation of the sayd land. 

[86.] The 26 : 4th mo., 1649. 

At a meeting this daye Wm. Colborne, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Jeremy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, James 
Penn : there was a ratt made of '331. Is. Od. for the ilygliways to 
be gathered by the surveyors for this yeare and to be expended 
on "the Hygh wayes. 

"l^cITT^vylor is to ringe the bell at 9 of the cloke at night and 
half an houre after foure in the morninge and is^, to have for his 
recompence 41. a yeare, begininge his year the 24 : 4th mo , 1649. 

It is ordered and agreed bt-twene the Select men of the towne of 
Boston on the on part and Martin Saunders, Samuell Basse and 
Mathew Barnes Jor and in behalfe of the Towne of Braintrye on 
the other part, that whereas Boston hath sertaine lands Hinge be- 
tweene the Bounds of Dorchesier and the Bounds of Way mouth 
as b} T the Grant of the Court it will appeare : It is now agreed 
bye and betwixt the partj'es afore sa}Tl in the behalfe of the 
Towne doe grant that all such Lands of theirs within the pre- 
cincts aforesayd (being comonlj- called and knowne b}- the name 
of Mount Wolliston) shalbe accounted within the Towneship of 
Braintrye and lyable to beare all Common charges in that Towne 
when the}* are layd out and improved. The towne of Bostoti 
still retainingc the right and power of allottinge and disposing^ of 
all those lands to particular persons that are yet unlotted out ; the 
Towne of Braintrye, paying therefore The sum of fifty pounds in 
maner followinge. Unto the towne of Boston viz. ten pounds 
the 10th of January next ensuinge the Date hereof, and ten pounds 
each first mo. ensuinge (the next first mo. 01113" excepted) for foure 
yeares successively untill the whole be payd ; all the sayd pay- 
ments to be made in marchantable Come as wheat, Rye, Pease 
and Indian at fifty shillings in each of them which sayd some of 
fifty pounds beinge pa}'d, the Inhabitants of the Towne of Brain- 
trye are not only to inioye for a common the 1500 acres formerly 
la}*d out for a Coinon, but alsoe the abovesayd liberty and power 
with all their Inhabitants, as other townes, to bring in all improved 
lands to beare Common charges with them : provided that M r . 
John Wilson, pastor of the church of Boston, shall not be ratted 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1649. 97 

unto Braintrye for his farme at Braintrye, only that his tenant 
shalbe still liable as heretofore. Finally, it is agreed and promised 
by the sayd three men, Martin Saunders, Samuell Basse, and 
Mathew Barnes, for and in the behalfe of the towne of Braintrye 
to make good the aforesayd pa}"ment at the meetinge howse of 
Boston, to the select men thereof, which shall be successively 
chosen the severall years. In witnes where of the select men of 
the Towne of Boston for the time beinge on the on part, and 
Martin Saunders, Samuell Basse, and Mathew Barnes on the other 
part, in the behalfe of the Towne of Braintry, have set to their 
hands Interchangably, this 20th of the 8th mo*., 1647. 

John Loo, John Scotto, Wm. Hanbery, Isaac Waker, Edmond 
Jackson, John Shaw, Joseph Wormwall, Leanard Buttolfe are in- 
debted to the Towne of Boston, and their successors for ever for , 
the schols use for their land in Bendalls Cove, as their evidences / 3 
will show it forth, which some that is to be pa}*d yearly is 31. 38. 2cl. 

Beniamin Ward is to pay unto the Towne of Boston and his- / 
successors for ever, 31. per annum for a parcill of land by his howse/$ -^ 
as the evidence doth make plaine, to be for the schols use. 

Edward Bendall hath Deare Hand for twenty yeares and he and 
his to pay 14Z. per annum and his successors, to the Towne of 
Boston for the schools use as bye evidence will appeare. 

At a Generall Townes meetinge, the 12 : 1 mo., 1649, bye gen- 
erall Consent it was refferred unto the select men of the Towne 
to transact the agreement betwene those that have interest in the 
Cove and the Towne for their rent which they are to paj'e to the 
schols use for ever, that is to say for the sayle of the reversion of 
the Cove called Bendall's Docke. 

[87.] The 27: 6: mo., 1649. 

At a meeting this da} r of M r . Wm. Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, 
Anthony Stoddard, Jeremy Houchin, James Everill, Tho : Mar- 
shall, James Penn. 

It is ordered that Anthony Stoddard shall have libertye to sell 
his 100 acres of land to Moses Payne, of Braintre, and that he 
shall have liberty to take it next unto that hee hath hired of the 
Towne, or else where, if he see Cause. 

Robert Nash is fined 19s. Qd. for his leavinge his slaughter howse 
with noyesome smells, to the offence of the Towne. 

M r . Sowther is admited a townesman to Inhabit with them. 

Tho. Painter hath liberty to erect a milne at Fox hill, by pub- 
licke consent of the Towne in generall, and that he is bound to 
finish the milne in too years, and at the first pecke of Corne it 
grinds hee is to begin his rent of 40s. per annum forever to the 
publike use of the Towne. 

TTames Pilbeam is admited an Inhabitant of the Towne. 

Wm. Francklin is fined 20s. for setinge up his howse and Com- 
inge out on the Towne's ground, and not callinge the select men of 
the Towne to vew it acording to towne order, and is further fined 
20s. every ten days till the abuse be reformed. 

Vallintine Hill shall make up his ground at the bridge within 14 
dayes, or else he is fined 20s., and on the neglect hereof hee is fined 
20s. every ten days till it be amended. 
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98 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

George Halsoll is fined 20s. for not making up his hyghway afor 
his shop soficiently, and hath liberty for the finishing of it till the 
next 8 mo., '50. 

Daniell Turant* shall erect his wharfe for the hygh way before 
his howse sufficiently by the 3 of the llth mo., upon penalty of 20s. 
fine. 

It is ordered that M r . Clarke, mariner, is to cleare the High way 
at his cellar, and secure it that noe harme be done bye it, and that 
within 6 dayes, upon penalt}* of 20s. fine. 

It is ordered that Wm. Beam sly shall remove away his oyster 
shells from of the Towne's hye waj^ before his dore by the 1 of the 
llth mo., on the penalty of 20s. fine. 

It is ordered that John Baker shall remove the howse that stands 
on the Towne's Highwa} T by the 1 of llth mo. on penalty of 20s. 
fine. 

The 31st, 9th mo., 1649. 

At a meeting of M r . Wm. Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Jerenvy Houchin, James Everill, Tho. Marshall, James 
Penn. 

John Milam is fined 20s. for the defect of his way before the 
milne, and also 20s. for the defect of the Bridge by John But- 
man's ; if they be not mended within 4 da}-es, he is fined 20s. evry 
10 days for evry offence. 

Edmond Jackson is fined 20s. for his defect of his way by his 
cellar betweene James Everill and himselfe, if it be not mended by 
the 5th, llth mo. 

It is ordered that noe person whatsoever shall suffer any stones, 
cla} T , timber or firewood, boords or clapboords, or any other thinge 
that maye anoye the towne's streets to lye above 48 howres, upon 
penatty of five shillings for evry default. 

Edward Belcher is chossen watter Bayley to see that noe stones 
nor timber doe l} T e on the flats or shoor to the Dammage of boats 
or vessals, as alspe to see to the clearinge of the streets of such 
things as doth anoj'e the streets, and for his satisfaction he shall 
have half of eviry fine, and the other half to be for publiq use. 

It is ordered that the owners of the wind millne successively shall 
secure the milne from doing any damage to any Cattell or swine, 
upon penalty of makinge satisfaction sofficiently. 

Wm. Franklin is fined 20s. for disablinge the passage way over 
the Creeke by John Butman's howse. 

Acordinge to order of the Towne in Generall, whoe gave power 
to the select men of the towne, to sell the Reversion of the Dock 
or Cove Called by the name of Bendall Docke, together with the 
flats thereto belonginge, which uppon the 31 : 9 mo., 49. The 
Select men of the Towne have sold the Reverssion to James 
Everill, ever painge to the School's use sixe pounds sixteene shil- 
lings ten pence p. Anum for ever, as may more fully appeare in 
the Deed of sayle in the Towne's keepinge, under the hands of 
the Recorder [torn off] time being. 

* Called Turrell in Index; the name is often spelt Turand and Turing. 



BOSTON TOWN KECOKDS, 1649-50. 99 

[88.] It is ordered that all the land at the head of the Cove 
round aboute by John Glover's, George Burden's, Hugh Gunison's, 
Capt. Win. Tinge's, Wm. Franklin's, Robert Nashe's, and eight 
foot to the eastward of it, is highway, and not to be acounted within 
the purchase of James Everill of his purchase of the Towne : As 
alsoe from the Eastward sid of the eight foot, and round about bye 
the Corner of Edward Bendall's Bricke howse, and soe by Samuell 
Col's howse, as alsoe to Edward Ting's wharfe, shall goe a High 
way of twent} r e foote in breadth. 

The 26: 12th mo., 1649. 

At a meetinge of M r . Win. Colbron, Anthony Stoddard, Jacob 
Eliot, Jeremy Houchin, James Everill, Thomas Marshall, James 
Penn. 

John Milam is fined 20s. for not makinge a Cart bridge at John 
Buteman's howse ; and if hee goeth not aboute it within sixe dayes 
hee is fined 20s. every sixe dayes till it be finished. 

The llth: 1: mo., 1650. 

Att a generall townes meetinge upon publicke notice were 
chosen for Deputys for the General Court this ensuinge } r eare, 
M r . Anthony Stoddard, James Penn ; and for Selectmen, M r . ; 
Wm. Colbrone, Anthony Stoddard, Jacob Eliot, Jerimie How- 
chin, Tho. Marshall, M r . Tho. Clarke, James Penn ; for Clarkes 1 
of the Market, Jerimie Howchin, James Penn ; for Constables, } 
Robert Button, Edmund Jackson, John Phillips, Christopher Gib- 
son ; for Surveighours for the High ways, George Halsoll, Wm. ' * 
Cotton ; for leather sealers, Nathaniell Bishop, Wm. Couresser. 

It is alsoe agreed on that M r . Woodmansey, the Schoolmaster, 
shall have fiftye pounds per annum for his teachinge the schollers, 
and his proportion to be made up by ratte. 

It is alsoe agreed that Petter Oliver shall have lol. per annum, 
for 7 years, to maintaine the High wayes from Jacob Eliots Barne 
to the fardest gate bye Roxsbery Towns end, to be sufficient for 
Carte and horse, to the satisfaction of the Countrye. 

It is alsoe agreed on that theire shall be a carte Bridge b} T e John 
Milame set up by John Butemans howse acordinge to Contract. 

M r . Adam Winthrop, Wm. Phillips, Wm. Beamesley were 
chossen to ioyne with the Selectmen of the Towne, to lay out the 
high wayes by the new meetinge howse. 

It is also agreed on that all the land at Braintree undespossed 
of, besides the 2,000 acers that was set apart for the schools use, 
is not from this time forward to be alotted to any particular per- 
sons, but to be improved for the publike service of the Towne of 
Boston. 

It is agreed on that a ratte shalbe made for the fortification that s 
is to be sect aboute bye those that are apointed for it. 

The 18th 1st mo., 1650 or 1649. 

At a meeting this day of M r . William Coleborne, Jacob Eliott, 
Tho. Clarke, James Penn, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 



100 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

James Perm was chosen Tresurer for the Towne this yeare. 
Anthony Stoddard was chosen Recorder for the Towne this yeare. 
Thomas Bell and David Hickborne were chosen to execute the 
order aboute Swinne this yeare. Sergeant Scott had notice given 
him that Capt. Harding Pale before his house be Taken away 
within one moneth ensuinge, upon Penallt3 T e of twenty shillings. 

25th, 1st mo., 1650. 

At a meting this day of William Coloborne, Jacob Eliatt, Tho. 
Clarke, James Penn, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

Tho. Painter hath Libertye to sell his Dwelling house to Ephraim 
Hunt. 

Tho. Hunt hath Libertye To Mow the March at Bird Hand this 
yeare. 

M r . Jerimy Houchin is chosen Sealer of the weights and Meas- 
ures this j'eare Till another be Chosen. 

[89.] Brother Beck is assigned to receave of the Constables 
that were last j'eare, five pounds foure shillings for the keping of 
Tho. Rand as full satisfaction. 

This 12th2dmo., 1650. 

At a meting this day of M r . Tho. Clarke, James Penn, Jerimy 
Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard, Selectmen, 
M r . Adam Winthrop, William Phillips, and William Beamsley 
apointed to Lay out High wayes at the North end oT the Towne. 

It was ordered that there should be a way of a Rod broad by the 
water side from the Batterry to Charles Towne ferry. 

It was ordered that a Highway of two Rod in breath should be 
preserved by Will. Phillips in the Feild that was M r . Stanlej's, and 
soe to the Ferry point at Charles towne, Leding unto the Crose 
way that Leads from the Water Mills unto the water side betwene 
Good Duglas and Water Merry es garden, acording as it is marked 
and stakt out this day, and untill Buildings be there erected, Gaites 
and stiles may suffice. 

It was ordered that the way formerly granted of a Rod in breath 
by the water side from Gallops point to the Battery (being inter- 
rupted by Mrs. Hawkins, her house) it shall turne up from the 
water side through M rs . Hawkins her garden and soe by M r . Win- 
throps house, betweene Major Bornes house and his Garden, 
before M r . Holioks, to the Battery. 

This 22dof 2 mo., 1650. 

A^aJ^etijigjof JtheJFremeii by particular Warning to Chouse a 
Deputie for trie GreneralinTourt in the Steed of James Penn who 
was Chosen by the Church for other service, Thomas Marshall 
was Chosen Deputie for the Generall Court. 

The 29th of 2 mo., 1650. 

At a meting this Day of M r . William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
James Penn, Thomas Clarke, Jerimy Houchin, Thomas Marshall, 
and Anthony Stoddard. 



BOSTON TOWN KECOEDS, 1650. 101 

It was ordered that M r . Elias Maverick and James Johnson, 
who were chosen by George Burden ; Deacon Eliatt, and M r . 
Thomas Clarke who were chosen by the Townsemen in the pres- 
ence of M r . Newgate and with Consent of him : should Lay out a 
Cart and a Horse way at Rumle}^ Marsh from M r . Holiocks Farme 
towards the Mill. 

The 24th of 4th mo., 1650. 

At a meting this Day of M r . William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
Thomas Clarke, Jerimy Houchin, Thomas Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

It is ordered that whereas there was 600 Akers of Land 
grainted to M r . Thomas Foule, which Land is accepted at Rum- 
ley March by Samuell Bennett of Line, be it more or lesse as is 
expressed in a deed to him made by Captaine Leveritt and M r . 
Hill : The Towne is freed from the said Graint, or otherwise the 
said Land is to returne to the Towne againe. 

The 29th of 5th mo., 1650. 

At a meting this Day of M r . William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
Mr. Tho. Clarke, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

[9O.] It was ordered that M r . Colborne and Jacob Eliatt 
should be desired to View the Swampe betwene our Pastor's ground 
at Brantree and Captaine Ting, and to Strike the Line betwene 
them and also that part betweene the Captaine and Edmund Quinsye, 
and to make report of the quantity thereof to the Townesmen. 
And there report was that our Pastor his part of the Swamp was 
about 80 Akers, and Capt. Ting 14 Akers, besides 6 or 8 Akers 
betweene him and Edmund Quinsye ; the Bounds betwixt both is 
the naturall Passage of the water in a small Running. The which 
parsells of the Swamp were granted to them by the Towne in 
generall. 

10th of first mo., 1650. 

Mr. Vener and the Neighbours there about had libertie to dig a 
Well and Set a Pumpe therein, nere the Shop of William Davis, 
providing without ano3^ance to the street passage for the Wast 
Water. 

The 30th of 7th mo., 1650. 

At a meting of M r . William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, James 
Penn, M r . Tho. Clarke, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

Daniell Lovett had lett unto him 60 Akers of Land at Brantree 
L}"ing at the* end of M r . Hough Frame and one the side of Capt. 
Ke}'nes, Junior, for 10s. a yeare, the which Land he or his assignes 
shall inioy for ever, pa}'ing the aforesaid Rent to the Tresurer of 
Boston in Marchantable Corne. The first payment to be made the 
first of the 2d mo., 1651. 

M r . Glover and Brother Burden hath let unto them the ground be- 
fore there proprietyes, soe Fare as from the Corner of M r . Webs 



102 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

house to the Corner of Goodman Kurds Shop upon a streightLine, 
for which iliej are to pay 30s. a }'eare for ever, M r . Glover 10s. 
Brother Burden 20s. 

The 9th mo., 1650. 

At a Generall towne meting upon warning, it was agreed that the 
Bells Capt. Crumwell gave the Towne should be b}- the Select men 
disposed of to the Best Advantage, and the produce Laid out for 
one Bell for a Clocke. 

The 30th of 10th mo., 1650. 

At a meting of M r . William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, Mr. Tho. 
Clarke, James Penn, Tho. Marshall, Jerimy Houchin, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

M r . Moses Payne of Brantree hath let to him 500 Akers of 
Land at Brantree and is to ioyne this 500 Akers with the former 
500 let to him, Taking in all the Land betwixt the two greatt 
blew Hills and the next Hill to them, and what there is of it 
above 1000 Akers, he is to pay proportionably after the Raite of 
40s. a yeare for 500 Akers, for ever, and to make payment as for 
the first 500 Akers, beginning his Rent for this the first of 
the first mo., next ; and this Land to be Bound for the Rent for 
ever. 

Brother Fletcher hath libertie to make a seller doore two Foott 
and a halfe Rysing from his house. 

[9O.*] The 24th of the 12th moneth, 1650. 

At a meting of Elder Eliatt, Elder Penn, M r . Tho. Clarke, Tho. 
Marshall, Jerimy Houchin, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Brother Salter had Libertie granted to sett up a Fish house upon 
a peece of Sunken March by the Crike side before Elder Colborne's 
Feild gate, to be set out by Elder Colborne and Elder Eliatt. 

The first of the first mo., 1651 or 1650. 

At a meting of Elder Eliatt, Elder Penn, M r . Tho. Clarke, 
Tho. Marshall, Jerimy Houchin, and Anthon}^ Stoddard. 

Mr. John Maverick hath Libertie to Wharfe before his pro- 
prietye, provided he doe it in Convenient Tyme. 

The like Libertie is Granted to Hemy Duglas. 

The like Libertie is granted to Alexander Adams. 

The like Libertie is granted to Richard Thurstone. 

The like Libertie is granted to John Clarke. 

Mr. Astwood hath Libertie granted to wharffe before his prop- 
rietye to Low Water Marke. Wm. Beamsley hath Libertie 
granted to wharfe or peare before his proprietie to low water 
marke, provided he goe noe Broader then his ground is at hie 
water Marke ; M r . Richard Leader to wharfe or peare before his 
proprietie to low water Marke, provided he goe noe Broader there 
then his ground is at hie Water Marke. 

* The clerk adds, " the foregoing pag: also is 90." 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1651. 103 

The 10th of the first mo., 1651. 

At a Generall towne meeting upon publike notice were Chosen 
for Deputyes, Capt. John Leveritt and M r . Thomas Clarke. 

For Select men, M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M r . 

Thomas Clarke, M r . Edward Ting, M r . Houchin, Deacon 

Marshall, Anthony Stoddard. 

For Constables, M r . Hezekia Usher, Edward Fletcher, George 
Davis, John Sinderland, and Henry Eavons for Rumley March. 

For Clarks of the Market, M r . Davis and Peter Oliver. 

For Surva}*ors of the Hye wayes, Wm. Gotten and George 
Hailshall. 

For Sealers of Leather, Wm. Courser and Robert Read. 

For a Committe to Draw up the power to be given to the" Select 
men, which is first to be presented to the Towne and Consented 
too if they se Cause, M r . Hibbens, Capt. Kayne, M r . Duncan, 
Lelf. Savage, and M r . Adam Winthrop. 

Also it was Declared by the inhabitans that the spare High 
wayes at the ends of both the Bridges over the Mill Streame is the 
Towne's proprietie, and Libertie was grainted to the Neighborhod 
to Wharfe the same for Publike Landing of Goods. 

The llth of first mo : 1651. 

At a meting of Richard Parke, Capt. Leveritt, Mr. Tho. Clarke, 
Mr. Edward Ting, Mr. Houchin, Deacon Marshall, Anthony 
Stoddard, with the Constables. 

M r *. Jerimy Houchin was Chosen Sealer of Weights and Meas- 
ures. M r . Edward Timjejvas^Chosen the Towne Treasurer. y' , 

Anthony^StoddaT'd was Chosen ihe 'roihie Kecorder. ^/ 

The 24th of first mo., 1651. 

At a Generall towne meting it was agreed uponthat noe inhabitant 
shall Lett an} r house, Housing or Land within the Neck of Boston 
to any Forriner without the Consent of the Select men, or the 
Maior part of them ; and all Orders formerly maid for not selling 
proprietyes without the Select men's Consent is hereby repealed. 

The last of first mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M r . Tho. 
Clarke, M r . Edward Ting, M r . Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, 
and Anthony Stoddard. 

It was ordered that Goodman Leader, senior, shall sufficiently 
Yoake and Ring all the Swine of this Towne, and the owners there- 
of to pay him for it ; and in Case any shall refuse soe to doe, There 
Swinne being sene abroad not suffitiently Yoaked and Ringed, the 
owners thereof shall pa} r to the Tresurer of the Towne for the 
Towne use, 10s. for every default ; and this order to begin to be in 
force the 10th da} 7 of the 2d mo., 1651, and Continue all the year 
after. 

It was ordered that whereas there hath bin for divers Yeares a 
High wa} 7 by the ground that is now Richard Fairebanks, and soe 
along the feild to Bro. Deming's house ; And neyther the Way nor 
the Breadth of the Way Recorded in the Towne Booke, it now 



104 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

apeareing by severall Testimonies upon Oath, that the way was 
Graunted by former Selectmen of the towne to be 12 Foott in 
Breath, it is Ordered for the Tj-me to come it shall be soe Ac- 
ounted ; and where it is Stratened by the fense of Richard Fare- 
bainks, the said fense shall be removed Fourth with. 
Henry Rust is Admitted an Inhabitant. 

The 28th of 2d mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M r . Tho. 
Clarke, M r . Jerimy Houchin, M r . Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall, 
and Anthon} 7 Stoddard. 

Thomas Alcocke is apointed to be Cow keper this yeare ; and he 
is to have two shillings a head from the owners thereof, The Tyme 
of his keping is to begin The first of the 3d mo., and to Continue 
till the 10th of 8th month. 

[92.] The 26th of 3d mo., 1651. 

At a meting of Mr. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M r . Tho. 
Clarke, Mr. Jerimy Houchin, M r . Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall, 
and Anthon}' Stoddard. 

John Button is Fined twentye shillings for Letting a Forriner 
have a shop and entertainment in his house without the Consent of 
the Selectmen, and to have notice to discharge him fourth with out 
of his house, upon the same penal tye. 

The 20th of 4th mo., 1651. 

At a meeting of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M r . Jerimy 
Houchin, Mr. Edward Ting, and Deacon Marshall. 

It was agreed that if Francis Smith doe not remove his house 
out of the high way ~by the 23d of this instant, then he is fyned 
twentie shillings, for the Towne's use, and tenn shillings a day for 
every day it stands in the high way after the 23d of this instant. 

Whereas William Frainklin hath diged in the Towne's highway 
at the north end of the Bridg, nere to the house of Humphery 
Milam, It is ordered that if the said Frainklin doe not fill up the 
ground againe which he hath diged, and make good the said high 
way within tenn dayes next ensuing that then he is to pay twentie 
shillings. 

The 30th of 4th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leyeritt, Mr. Jerimy 
Houchin, Mr. Edward Ting, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

It is ordered (To prevent Damage of Boats and other vessels) 
That noe stones nor Tymber shall Lye upon the Flats above fortye 
eight houres, upon penaltie of the forfeture thereof. And James 
Jimson is Chosen to see to the execution of this order, and to 
have the one haulfe for his paynes, and to be for the other acount- 
able to the Towne Tresurer. 

William Pollard and Richard Bennett are Chosen to see that noe 
stones, Tymber, nor any other Thing Lye in the Streets, acording To 
an order made the 31st of 9 mo., 1649, and to have the one haulfe 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1651. 105 

of the F}~nes for themseles, and the other haulfe to pay to the 
Towne Tresurer ; Richard Bennett to Looke to the North end of 
the Towne, and William Pollard the South end ; The Mill Creeke 
to be the Devision. 

The Bridge, by John Bateman,* his house, is accepted as suffi- 
cient for a Cart Bridge. 

The Pale before Capt. Harding' s house is to be set in 16 inches 
next William Davis, and 10 inches next M r . Brenton's, as they 
both are Notch, and this to be done within a month, upon penalltye 
of twentie shillings. 

[93.] William Blancher is to secure his seller From Damag by 
the first day of the next mo., upon penalltie of 20s. 

Deacon Marshall hath Granted unto him that peece of ground, 
as now fenced in, adioyning to Bro. Mils to the Southwest, and 
Bro. Hull and bro. Matson to the Southeast, to the highway 'to the 
Northeast, and the March by the Mill pound to the North and 
North west, grainted formerly to Edward Dennis, in Lew of a 
garden Plott formerly granted the said Edward Dennis towards 
the new Winde Mill. 

The 5th of 5th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M r . Edward 
Ting, M r . Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stod- 
dard. 

William Frainklin was ordered to fill up the place he had diged 
on the Towne's highway at the North end of the Bridge, nere 
Humphery Milam's, by the llth day of this instant month, upon 
penaltie of twentie shillings if he doe it not by that tyme. 

The 8th of 5th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M r . Edward 
Tinge and Anthon} 7 Stoddard. 

James Everell was ordered to secure the seller he hath diged 
where the ould Meeting house was, and to clere the highway about 
it by the llth da}* of this instant mo., upon penaltie of twentie 
shillings if he doe it not. 

The 28th of 5th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leverit, M r . Tho. 
Clarke, Je. Houchin, M r . Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

William Baker, Carpenter, is admitted an Inhabitant. 

John Chamberlain, Currier, is admitted an Inhabitant. 

William Talbott, Sailmaker, is admitted an Inhabitant. 

The three hundred Akers of Land at Brantree, formerlye 
grainted to the owners of the Water Mill at Boston. There is 
libertie grainted to them to Lay it out at Brantree, next adioyn- 
ing to the outward bounds of Land ahead} 7 Laid out, La} r ing it 
out together. 

* This name is elsewhere quite plainly Butman. 



106 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

The llth of 6th mo., 1651. 

At a Generall towne meting upon particular notice, Capt. Wil- 
liam Tinge was Chosen Commissioner to io} T ne with the Selectmen 
to make the Country Rate. 

Also it was Ordered that the Selectmen shall take Care from 
tyme to tyme for the prevention of Danger of f} r er by defective 
Chimneys, and upon Complaints to veiw them, and to order there 
repa} r re upon penalltye if not repared. 

The 4th of 7th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M r . Tho. 
Clarke, M r . Jerimy Houchin, Decon Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

[94.] Edward Bendall and James Everell was ordered to re- 
move the posts and Railes from the side of the Creeke nere Brother 
Burden's before to Morrow night upon penalltie of twentie shillings. 

6th of 9th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M r . Edward 
Tinge, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Martin Stebins was fined twentie shillings if his Chimneys be 
not secured from Danger of fyer within tenn Dayes. 

The 29th of 7th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Da} T of the Select men. 

Hope Allen, a Currier, is admitted an inhabitant. 

The 27th, 8th mo., 1651. 
At a meting this Day of the Select men. 

M r . Nicholas Parker hath Libertie to Wharfe before his Proprie- 
tie by Charles Towne Ferry. 

The 24th, 9th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of Capt. Leveritt, M r . Edward Ting, M r . 
Thomas Clark, M r . Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

John Web, Brasier, was Admitted to Inhabitt in the Towne six 
Months, and if he behave himselfe well, for Lounger Tyme. 

Samuell Norden is Fined six shillings, eight pence, for enter- 
taining a Forriner ignorantly, and to discharge them 'of his house. 

William Pearce is Fyned six shillings, eight pence, for enter- 
taineing M r . Joyslin, Contrary to order, and to discharge him of 
his house. 

M r . Davis, Peter Oliver, Edward Devotion, and Hemy Stevens are 
Chosen to goe the Bounds of the Towne betwixt Cambridge, Bran- 
tree, Dedham, and that Wa} T . 

Capt. Kayne, M r . Cogin, Leiftenant Walker, and John Tuthill 
are Chosen to goe the Bounds of the Towne betwixt Line, Charles 
Towne, and that Way. 

It is Ordered that if any Chimney be on fyer soe as to flame 
out of the Top thereof, the Partie in whose possession the Chim- 
ney is shall pay to the Tresurer of the Towne for the Towne use, 
tenn shillings. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1651-2. 107 

At a generall towne meting this Da} r , M r . James Oliver, John 
"Web, and Walter Merry were Chosen to Execute the Order about 
the Clering the Flats. 

The 5th of llth mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, 
M r . Edward Ting, M r . Thomas Clarke, M r . Jerimy Houchin, Dea- 
con Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard. 

[95.] There being Complaint .made by William Deming and 
Mauditt English that they were hindred of there passage to there 
Gardens, Liing against the ground the Winde Mill stands upon as 
it is now Fenced in, uppon hearing of Wittnesses and Considera- 
tion that for many Yeares Past the Owners of the Mill have inioyed 
the Land Fenced in by the Mill, and the said William and Maudit 
have peaceablely inioyed there passage, it is Determined they shall 
have the same Continued ; The Owners of the Mill, the proprietye 
of the Land and the other, there Libertie of Passage with horse or 
Cart. 

The Tresurer was ordered to pay to M r . Houchin twentie five 
shillings backe of the fiftie M r . Usher receaved of Mrs. Sands for 
her Rayte. 

26, 11 mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, 
M r . Edward Tinge, M r . Thomas Clarke, M r . Jerimy Houchin, 
Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Thomas Noble was Admitted an Inhabitant. 

Wm. Whitwell upon his Petition had Libertie to Continue his 
keping of an Ordinary till the seaventh moneth next if the Court 
please. 

Martin Stebins hath Like Libert} r e. 

Richard Wood dy is Admitted an Inhabitant upon his promise not 
to be offensive lay his Tra} T d to the Towne amj therein to be regu- 
lated by the Select men if Complaint be made thereof. 

Christopher Perkus is to pay Brother Ludkin from this Day for 
his Child keping, and promised to bind his house to the Towne 
for securitie that it shall be noe farther Chargable to the Towne. 

23d, 12th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of M r . Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, 
M r . Edward Tinge, M r . Thomas Clarke, Mr. Jerimy Houchin, 
Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Jarratt Borne Complaining that Raphe Roott makes use of his 
Marsh at Muddy Ryver which was formerly Granted to Jacob 
Eliatt as appears b} T the Record the 1st of 5th mo., 1637, for the 
desiding the Bounds thereof Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Oliver, 
and Peter Oliver, are Chosen to Veiw the Ground and to make 
returne of theire Issue. 

[96.] The 23d, 12th mo., 1651. 

Josua Scotto hath Libertie to wharffe before his proprietie by 
the North east end of the Mill Bridge. 



108 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

"William Beamsley and Jarratt Borne are Chosen to see the Gen- 
erall Fence at Muddy Ryver to be put into repayre acordiug to 
order. 

Goodwife Howen hath Chosen Elder Coleborne to price and 
accept of a Cow from the Towne. 

. John Vyall hath Libertie to keep a house of Common entertaine- 
ment if the Countie Court Consent, provided he keepe it nere the 
New Meting house or Northward of it. 

James Davis hath Libertie to keepe a house of Common enter- 
tainement, if the Countie Court consent. 

John Audlin brought a Certificate of the Bounds of nine Akers 
of Marsh he bought of the Towne the 27th of 2d mo, 1640., 
as follows : one parsell one Aker, more or lesse, Bounding on the 
East on Muddy Ryver ; on the South upon the ould Landing place ; 
on the West on the Alottment of Benn: Ward, John Crane, and 
Robt. Houlton ; on the North the Marsh of Elder Oliver. The 
other parsell being eight Akers, more or less, in the greatt Marsh, 
on the East the alotment of M r . Hibbins ; on the South on Muddy 
Ryver ; on the West on the Marsh Lot of Elder Oliver ; on the 
North upon the Marsh of M r . Gotten. 



The 8th of the 1st moneth, 1651. 

At a Generall towne meting upon publike notice were Chosen 
for Deputyes for the Generall Court Capt. Leveritt and M r . 
Thomas Clarke. 

For Selectmen, M r . Adam Winthrop, Capt. Savage, M r . Thos. 
Clarke, M r . Jeremy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Hutchin- 
son, and Mr. William Brenton. 

For Constables, for the towne, M r . Jacob Sheaffe, M r . James 
Astwood, Samuell Bitfeid, and Wm. Ludkin ; for Rumley Marsh, 
John Tuthill ; for Muddj 7 Ryver, John Kenerick. 

For the Clarks of the Market, Thomas Clarke and Nathaniel 
Williams. 

For Surveyors of Highwayes in the Towne, John Loe, Robt. 
Nash, and Bartlemy Barnard. Thomas Stocker for Rurnley Marsh, 
and Peter Aspinall for Muddy Ryver. 

For Sealers of Leather, Wm. Courser and Robert Read. 

It is Ordered that James Everill and the Neighbours which set up 
the Cunditt by the Dock shall have on of the Bells (which were 
given by Capt. Crumell) for a Clocke and to inioy it whiles they 
make that use of it There. 

It was Ordered that the Select men shall Graunt such Liberties 
to M r . Samuell Oliver and his partners for the Setting up a 
Winde Mill as the} 7 shall in their wisedome think meett. 

[97.] The 16th of the 1st moneth, 1651-52. 

At a meetting of M r . Addam Winthrop, Ensigne Edward 
Hutchinson, Lift. Thomas Clarke, M r . Jerymy Howchin, Deakon 
Marshall, M r . Willm. Brenton, and Thomas Savage. 

Ensigne Hutchinson Chosen Tresurer and Thomas Savage Re- 
cordar for the Towne of Boston, and"* Deakon Marshall was chosen 
sealer of waites and measures. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1652. 109 

29th, 1st mo., 1652. 

At a metting of M r . Addam Winthrop, M r . Edward Hntchinson, 
M r . Jerymy Howchin, M r . William Brenton, M r . Thomas Marshall, 
and Thomas Savage. 

It is Ordered that all Swine whatsoever which shall be found 
out of the ground of theyr Owners within the bounds of the 
towne of Boston without being sufitiently yoaked and Ringed, after 
the first day of the 2d mo. next, the Owners of such Swine 
shall forfit for every such Swine eveiy time soe found, the sum of 
two shillings and six penc. 

It is Ordered that the formar Order made about None for to re- 
ceive an}* into thejT house as inmaates or to let any house or any 
parte of am r house or ground Unto any forrener without the apro- 
bation of the Select men shall stand in force. 

It is Ordered that noe house of Ofice, ether alredy set up, or to 
be set up within this Towne, shall stand within twentie foot of any 
hie way, or the house of any Neighbour, unless it be vaeted 6 foot 
deep, and mad up Close from the hie way and anoyance of to any 
neighbour, one the penaltie of 20s. for every such defect ; this 
Order to be of force the forteenth day of the next mo. 

It is Ordered that Thomas Alkok shall keep the Cowes which 
goe one the Common one this neck of land, and to have two shil- 
lings and six penc the head for every Cow that goes theare, and 
he to pay for the wintering of the Town Bull. 

Sarjt. Richard Cooke is granted Libertie for to set a house one 
the Towne's ground, which is betwixt the towne's house in which 
M r . Woodmansy now liveth, and the town skoole house ; andthear 
is lett unto him, the said Richard Cooke, the said ground, which 
he shall use for to set the aforesaid house one, and all bak- 
ward from the street unto the ground of Henry Mesenger, 
riming behind the skoole house downe along by the buying 
place, being sixtie and seaven foot broad at the Uper end behind 
the skole house, and sixtie foot Broad at the lower end next the 
the growncl of Henry Mesenger, the said Richard Cooke paj'ing 
quarterly unto the tresurer for the towne the sum of seaven shil- 
lings and six penc, which sum maketh thirtie shillings per annum 
to be paid for ever ; and the house or houses whatsoever is ereckted, 
or trees alredy planted, or to be planted, one the said grownd, 
is to be securytie unto the towne for the paj'ment of the said 
quarterly rent, and in defect the sellect men to have power to 
enter one the said houses and ground for the towne's use ; alsoe 
if the town shall see cause to inlarg the skoolehouse at any time 
hearafter, the town hath reserved libertie soe to doe. 

[98.] The 3d of the 2d moneth, 1652. 

Ensign James Oliver and Sarjt Fetter Oliver are granted libertie 
for to set up a wind mile one the tope of the hile between the 
towne and the hile Called Fox hile, which said mile they ar to 
fence in from harme and damag unto an} r Cattell, and to pay unto 
the tresurer of the towne the Sum of twelve penc per year, to be 
pa} r d yearly one the forfit of five shillings for every quarter of a 
year, which it shall not be paid into the Tresurer of the Town, 



110 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

it being demanded in due season, the time to begin the first day 
that the said mile shall grind, and to Continue to be paid unto the 
Towne soe longe as the mile shall thear stand ; alsoe the Cheef 
Military Commander of this towne, and alsoe the Cheef Com- 
mander of this regiment hath power at any time of theyr Military 
Exersise, whether of the Towne or Regiment, for to cause the mile 
to stand stile : within the grant of this libertie to set up this mile, is 
reserved as a Condition, to be performed by the owners of or 
iniployers of the said mile. 

7th of 2d mo., 1652. 

At a metting of M r . Addam Winthrop, M r . Tho. Clarke, M r . 
Edward Hutchinson, M r . Willm. Brenton, M r . Jerymy Houchin, 
Thomas Marshall, and Thomas Savage. 

Goodman Griges, Senr., hath hyred twentie and fowr foot broad 
to the streat ajoyneinge to his garden one the east, and to be twelve 
foot at the lower end, to goe one a strait Lyne from the streat 
unto the lane which runes behind the orchard or garden of the 
said Grigs, and he to pay two shillings and six penc every half 
year, the pa} r ment to begin the twentie and first day of June next, 
and soe to Continue to Pay the sum of two shillings and six penc 
every half yeare, to be paid unto the tresurer for this towne for 
the towne's use for ever, and the ground and whatsoever he shall 
buld or plant one the said ground to be securytie for the pa} T ment 
thearof from tim to tim. 

26th of 2d mo., [1652.] 

At a meeting of M r . Addam Winthrop, M r . Willm. Brenton, 
Lieu'tt Tho. Clarke, M r . Edward Hutchinson, Mr. Jerymy 
Houchin, and Thomas Marshall, it is Ordered that William 
Beamesle}' and Jarret Bowrn shall see the genirall fence at Muddy 
River shall be put into repayr according to order of Corte, in the 
absenc of ether of the two above mentioned, Allexander Beck is 
apointed to supply the place. 

There is granted to John Anderson libertie to wharf befor the 
hie way which ajonneth to his land one the one syd and the land 
of John Crabtre on the other syd, and hath libertie granted unto 
him for to take wharfidg of strangers for goods or wood shall be 
landed by them one the said wharf. He hath no libertie to take 
wharfidg of any inhabitants of the town for either goods or wood 
landed one that part of the wharf befor the hie way, provided it 
lie not thear above twentie four howers if it be seasonable wether 
for to gett it [99] away or be not the lord's da} r . 

It is ordered that Willm. Franklin shall make good the Bridg 
b}' Jno. Batman's howse which is over the mill Creeke, together with 
the foot of the Bridg at both ends of the said bridg, and to make it 
sufitiently passabell for both Carts and horse as it was mad up when 
it was accepted by the Townsmen, or to the satisfaction of the 
Townsmen, within tenn da3*es, on the penaltie of twentie shillings. 

31st: 3d mo., 1652. 

At a meeting of all the Seleckt men, it is ordered that noe person 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1652. Ill 

inhabiting within this Town shall throw forth or lay any intralls of 
beast or fowles or garbidg or Carrion or dead dogs or Catts or 
any other dead beast or stinkeing thing, in an}' hie wa}' or dich 
or Common within this neck of land of Boston, but ar injo\'ned 
to buiy all such things that soe they may prevent all annoyanc 
unto any. Further ordered that noe person shall throw forth 
dust or dung or shreds of Cloth or lether or any tobacko stalks or 
any such things into the streats. 

Bro. Tho. Marshall hath given a hie way throwgh his ground for 
to go strait from the mill Bridg to the house of Sarjt. John Bar- 
rell to be sixteen foot broad, to Continue a hie way unto the town 
for ever. 

This hie way next above written, at the request of Bro. Thomas 
Marshall, is relinquished again, and the town not to be Charged with 
the maintenance of it, this 31 : llth mo., 1652. 

Tho. Sewell and his wif ar admited to live in the towne one the 
request of Ed. Flecher, Rich. Greedly, Jno. Parker, Miles Tarne, 
Richard Thayre, all of Boston : all of the above named persons 
ingag themselves joj'ntly and severally for to secur the Towne from 
all damag and Charg by intertaining of them. 

26th of 5th mo., 1652. 

At a metting of all the Seleckt men, Richard Waite is granted 
libertie to set up a porch befor his new dwelling house, three foot 
into the streeat, and 6 foot broad, he payinge to the town tresurer 
six penc every twentie and fifth day of March, from henceforth 
and for ever. 

James Pitney is admited a Townsman. Theoder Adkinson doth 
bind himself in twentie pounds starling, to be paid unto the 
Town's Tresurer, on condition for to secur the Town harmless 
from all Charg that shall com by the said James Pitney or any of 
his fanryly. 

Henry Mosly is Fined twentie shillings for not filling nor cover- 
inge of a seller which lieth open to the hie waye, to the hazard 
of the lives of Children. 

William Shattoke, a Shoemaker, is admited to be a Townsman. 

[1OO.] It is Ordered that the seller which is digged parth T in 
the grownd which Thomas Marshall Bought of the Towne (which 
lyeth between the grownd of M r . Bellingham and the land of the 
said Thomas Marshall), and partly in the streate, shall be fild up 
soe farr as belongeth to the hie way, as the hie way rangeth from 
the seller which is now digged and stoned in the land of Al r . Rich. 
Bellingham, to be left of the same bredth along unto the hie wa} T , 
which turneth unto the mile by the house of Phillip Longe ; this 
was agreed one by the consent of Thomas Marshall, whoes the 
land whear the seller is digged in. 

Silvester Harbert is admited a townsman. 

This 9th of the 6th moneth, 1652. 

At a genirale towne meeting one public notis, M r . Powell is 
Chosen a Comissioner for to take a list of the persons which ar by 
law to be ratted by pole, and to Joyne with the Seleckt men in 
rating the persons and estats of the Inhabitants. 



112 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Robert Feeld is admitted to keep a Cook's Shopp and to draw 
be are. 

William Courser is admited to keep a Cook's Shopp and to draw 
beare. 

30th of 6th mo., 1652. 

At a metting of all the Seleckt men, Awgoston Lindon is ad- 
rnited a townsman. 

At the sam meting, Jams Westmorland is admited a towns- 
man. 

At the sam meting M r . Ed. Hutehinson and Thomas Marshall, 
Liftt. James Johnson and Sarjt. Fetter Oliver is apointed to vew 
the lands at Muddy river, for the laying out of a hie way into the 
marsh, and to make a return thearof the next town metting. 

[1O2.*] 5th: 8th mo., 1652. 

At a Towne f meeting of M r . Willm. Branton, Capt. Thomas 
Clarke, Thomas Marshall and Thomas Savage. 

William Whitwell is admitted to keep a Vicktualing house and 
to draw beere for one yeare. 

Martin Stebbin is admitted to keep a Vicktualing house and to 
draw beere for one year. 

Sarjt. Robert Turner is alowed to have his new house to jet out 
farther into the streat (then his old house now standeth) as it is 
now set up ; he is _tp_ pay unto the Towne Tresurer the sum of 
two shillings, six~penc, per the year, to be paid every twentie and 
seaventh day of September from this present day for ever. 

21st of the 8th mo., 1652. 

Att a genirall Meeting of the fremen one due warning, for to 
Chuse seaven freemen for to be Commissioners, thear wear Chosen, 
Capt. John Leverit, Capt. William T}~ng, Thomas Savage, M r . 
Nathaniel Duncom, M r . Ed. Tyng, Capt. Tho. Clarke, Mr r . Anthony 
Stoddard. 

At the sam meetting thear was Chosen, M r . Ed. Hutehinson, 
Capt. Robert Kej'n, for to draw up and present a petition to the 
Genirale Court. 

29th: 9th moneth, 1652. 

Att a meeting of all the seleckt men, Thomas Bligh is admited a 
Townsman, he casing himself without Scandall. 

M r . Thomas Browghton hath libertie to wharf befor his grownd 
which lyeth at the Ferry towards Charlstown, provided he wharf 
within one year and a day. 

Goodwif Howine hath three pownds ordered to be paid to 
deackon Trusdale for her use, according to her desire, which three 
pownds is in part of a Cow due to her from the towne. 

Goodman Arnal is fyned five shillings for throwing dung and 
filth into the street. 

* There is no page 101 in the original. 

t Evidently the word " Town" is superfluous. 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1652-3. 113 

Sarjt. "William Cotton is fyned five shillings for throwing dung 
and filth into the street. 

Those whoe have been at Charge for the pavinge of the lane 
which goeth from the Cove at M r . Hamberyes north west to the 
house of Robt. Bradford, ar alowed fortie shillings towards theyr 
Charg, to be paid ~by the Constable. 

13th of 10th, [1652.] 

Att a towne meetting one publik notice, M r . Jno. Coggan, M r . 
Jno. Newget, and M r . Samll. Cole wear Chosen for to receive the 
severall Sums of mony which any in this Towne will underwrit 
towards the mayntenance of the president and fellowes or pore 
Scollers of Hervert Colledge. 

M r . Edward Hutchinson is the sam day Chosen Gentleman of 
the great Ar tilery of Boston. 

[1O3.] 27th: 10th: 1652. 

At a metting of the Seleckt men, William Inglis-h is admitted a 
Townsman. 

Richard Taylor hath liberty to set a shop at the sowth end of 
Mrs. Hambros house, to be removed on the select mens order. 

31st, llth mo., [1652.] 

At a metting of Capt. Tho. Clarke, Ensign Ed. Hutchinson, 
Ensign Jerymy Houchin, and Tho : Savage, and Tho : Marshall. 
William Ware is admitted a townsman. 

28th of 12th [1652.] 

At a metting of all the Seleckt men, William- Gilford, Brike- 
layer, is admited a Townsman. 

M r . Rich. Bellingham ingageth to secur the town from all dam- 
mag by Receiving of him for one whole yeare. 

Goodman Watters is to remove his Fence which is set up crose 
the old hie way which goeth from Tho. Hawkins' howse over the 
littell bridg behind the watter mile to the Ferry to Charlestown, 
before the seaventh of March next, one the penalty of twentie 
shillings. 

William Foxery is admitted a Townsman. 

M r . Pighogg, a Chururgeon, is admitted a Townsman. 

Francis Hudson hath libertie granted unto him to wharfe Befor 
his own ground near the Ferry at Charlstown. He is inioyned to 
leave a sufficient hie way of a rod and half broad betwixt his house 
and the syd of wharfe, provided alsoe that he do wharf within one 
yeare. 

Jno. Lewes is fyned 5s. for Intertaining of Francis Burges 
without libertie from the seleckt men. 

Good" Watters is fyned tenn shillings for Intertaining of Roger 
Sowers without libertie from the seleckt men. 

14th of 1st mo., 52-53. 

Att a generate Towne meeting on publike warning thear was 
Chosen deputies for the generale Courte : Capt. John Leveret 
and Capt. Thomas Clarke. 
8 



114 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Thear is chosen for Seleckt men : Ensign Edward Hutchinson, 
Ensign Jerymy Howchine, Leivett Jams Oliver, Thomas Mar- 
shall, M r . William Brenton, M r . Samuell Cole, Cornet Peeter 
Oliver. 

Thear is chosen for Commissioner to Gary in the Voats for 
Majestrats : M r . Nathll. Dunkom. 

Thear is chosen Constabls : for this towne, M r . Joseph Rocke, 
Henry Bridgham, Bartholmew Chevars, William Wenborne. 

For Constabl at Romty Marsh : John Doelittell. 

For Constabl at Muddy River : Peeter Ashpinall. 

And for Clarkes of the market : Thomas Buttalls and Corporall 
Henry Pownding. 

And for Seallers of Leather : William Corser and Robt. Reade. 

And for Surve}'ors of High wa} T es : Mathew Barnes, Richard 
Benit, Thomas Wiburne. 

And for Surve3 T or at Rumny Marsh : James Pemerton. 

And for Packers of flesh and fish : Sarjt. John Barrell. 

William Dinsdall and Isack Collimore is Chosen to look to Car- 
iages and Wheels of the great artilery, and to be paj r d by the 
seleckt men. 

[1O4.] Thear was granted unto Isack Collimoor a smale piece 
of ground tying at the Northwest end of Mackallin Knight's 
ground, towards the howse of M r . Howchins, which is for to sett 
hime a house one, to be layd out by the Sellect men. 

The Commissioners for the Town, and the seleckt men, are de- 
sired to draw up instructions for the deputies against the Generall 
Corte they or any five of them ar to doe it. 

Ensign Josh. Scotto, Ensign Robt. Scott, M r . Belcher, Edward 
Flechar, and Sargt. Nathll. Williams ar desired to draw up In- 
strucktions for the Townsmen to ackt by, to be an adition to what 
Instrucktions they alredy have. 

M r . Ilezekiah Usher is Chosen Tresurer for what is Contributed 
withnTtnis towne to repayr the greate Artilery and fortifiecasyon. 

It is Ordered that thear shall be a ladder or ladders to every 
house within this Town that shall rech to the ridg of the house, 
which every houshowlder shall provid for his house by the last day 
of the third mo. next, one the penaltie of six shillings, eight penc, 
for every on that shall not by the day aforesaid be provided of 
such ladders, and to forfit the said sum of six shillings, 8d. for 
every mo'th that they shall be soe wanting after last of the 3d 
mo. 

It is Ordered that every howseholder shall provid a pole of about 
12 foot long, with a good large swob at the end of it, to rech the 
rofe of his house to quench fire in case of such danger, this to be 
provided by the last of next 3d mo., on the penaltie of twelve 
penc forfit for every one that then shall be found defecktive, and 
to forfit twelve penc per month soe long as they be so defecktive 
after the last clay of the 3d mo'th. 

It is Ordered that the seleckt men shall forthwith provide six 
good and long ladders for the Towne's use, which shall hang at the 
outsyd of the metting house, thear to be redy in Case of fier, thes 
ladders to be branded with the town rnarke. 



BOSTON TOWN BE CORDS, 1653. 115 

It is Ordered that whosoever shall take away any of thes lad- 
ders, excepting in Case of fire, shall forfit to the town Tresury 
twentie shillings. 

It is Ordered that fower good strong Iron Crooks, with Chaines 
and rops fitted to them, and thes Crooks fastened on a good strong 
pole be forthwith provided by the seleckt men, which shall hang 
at the S}'d of the meeting house, thear to be redy in Case of fier. 

It is Ordered that the Charge was ocasyoned by the devidinge of 
the millitaiy Company of this Towne shall be payd out of the 
Town's Tresurey. 

[1O5.] It is Ordered that noe howse shall be pulled downe in 
case of fier b} 7 any men, without the consent of the major part -of 
the majestrats and Commissioners and seleckt men of this town 
that ar present thear at the sam time of the fier ; and that noe 
person whoos house shall be so pulled down within this Towne 
shall have or recover any satisfacktion by lawe for any house soe 
pulled downe. 

William Franklin and ne}*ghbors about his howse is granted lib- 
erty to make a sistern of 12 foot or greater, if the} T see cause, at 
the pompe which standeth in the hie way neare to the Stats armes 
Tavern, for to howld watter for to be helpfull, in Case of fier, 
unto the towne. He is to make it safe from any danger of 
Children. 

The Seleckt men ar to provid a bellman for to goe about the 
towne in the night from tenn unto five a Cloke in the morning at 
such times in Winter as thear is noe wach kept in the towne. 

M r . William Hibbins is granted a smale peece of ground at the 
outsid of his fram, which now standeth at the North s}'d of his 
grownd, for to sett a pale a littell without his own grownd soe as 
the watter Corse be not stopped nor hindered nor the Towne from 
the use of it, the seleckt men ar for to appoint how far he shall set 
his pale, soe as other neyghbours thear be not prejudised thearby. 

The 28th: 1 : 53. 

At a meting this daye of M r . Wm. Brenton, Samuel Cole, Capt. 
James Oliver, Ed. Huchinson, M r . Jeramyah Houchin, Cornet 
Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

It is ordered that Maclin Knight, of Boston, and Nathaniell 
Willson, of Muddy River, are Chosen overseers for the Fence at 
Muddy River, according to Lawe provided in that Case. 

Thomas Rider fined twentye shillings for breach of Towne 
order in taking John Lightfoot as inmate. 

William Franklin and Joshua Scotto is fined twenty shillings 
for deficyencye of the Bridge over the mill stream near John Bate- 
mans house and want of safe passage there. 

It is ordered that the same order touching hoggs, which was 
made for the last yeare, shall Contynue in force for this yeare next 
ensuinge. 

The 4th of the 2d mo., 1653. 

Joseph Rock was fined twemY^e shillings for refusing to accept 
of the office of a Constable, being legally chosen thereunto. 



116 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

[1O6.] The 4th of the 2d mo., 1653. 

At a general meting upon publike not}'ce, Joseph Rock was 
Chosen Constable, for the yeare ensuing. 

There is granted unto Macklin Knight a parcell of land at the 
end of his house, thirtye foot at the north end thereof, in Lew of 
that at the South end of his house, which the Towne hath granted 
unto Isack Cullamore. 

The 18th: 2: 53. 

At a general meeting, Joseph Rock is fined 20s. for refusing to 
accept of the Constables office, being legally called thereto. 

Joseph Rock is Chosen Constable for the }*eare ensuing. 

Joseph Rock is fined 20s. for refusing to accept the Constables 
office, being Legally Chosen therto. 

The 25th 2 : 53. 

At a meeting this daye of M r . William Brenton, M r . Samuell 
Cole, Capt. left. James Oliver, Jeremyah Houchin, Peeter Oliver, 
Tho. Marshall, and Ed. Hutchinson. 

It is ordered that Tho. Olcott shall keepe the Cowes which 
goe on the Common upon this neck o Land, and to have 2s. 6d. 
per head for every Cowe that goes there, he to paye for the wintring 
of the bull, which he ingageth to doe, and to begin the second of 
the 3d moneth, and to keepe them till the 20th of the 8th mo. 

M r . Simon Ayres is fined tenn shillings for his Chimney being 
on fire, Contrar} r to an order made for preventing thereof. 

The 30th: 3d mo., 1653. 

At a meeting this daye of M r . Samuell Cole, M r . Jeremyah 
Houchin, M r . James Oliver, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

David Hichbone is fined twenty shillings for receving James 
Robinson into his house as inmate, Contrary to a towne order, 
which fine was Remitted upon his acknowledgment and his sor- 
rowe for the same. 

[1O7.] Robert Sanders is Admitted to be an inhabitant of this 
towne. 

M r . Tho. Ruck is allowed to reta} r le strong water. 

27th : 4 % : 53. 

At a meeting this Daye off M r . Win. Brenton, Mr. Samuell Cole, 
M r . James Oliver, M r . Jeremyah Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and 
Tho. Marshall. 

Thomas Alcott is Chosen to oversee the Common, and to im- 
pound such Cattell as Contrary to order he shall finde to goe 
thereupon. 

Roger Else is Admitted an inhabitant of this towne. 

It is ordered that fourty shillings shall be payd unto Mr. Robtt 
Woodmancye as part of his repayres of his house. 

Foras much as sad events have bene by fire when it breaketh out 
beyond its due bounds, To ^the Damage and losse nott only of 
estate but life also, for preventyon whereof it is hereb}' ordered 
that noe fire shall be kindled within three rod of an}'e ware house 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1653. 117 

or wharfe or wood pile or any other Combusteble matter subiect to 
fire, nor shall an}'e keepe fire in anyQ vessell lying in an} r e Dock, or 
to anye wharfe after nine of the Clock at night or before five of the 
Clock in the morning, in penalty of every offence tenn shillings, 
the one halfe to the Towne, the other halfe to the party Com- 
playning ; this order to take place the First daye of the 5th 
month, 1653. 

The 28th, 6th, 1653. 

At a meeting this daye of M r . Samuell Cole, M r . "William Bren- 
ton, M r . James Oliver, M r . Jeremy Houchin, M r . Edward Huch- 
inson, Peeter Oliver, and Thomas Marshall. 

It is ordered and agreed upon that whearas Richard Cooke and 
the select men of the towiie agreed for a parcell of Land, being 
part of the Land belonging to the schoole house, the 29th [1O8.] 
of the 1st mo., 52, it is now further ordered and agreed that; 
whearas the sa} T d Rich. Cooke was, in the former order, to paye 
thirtye shillings per annein, he shall nowe paye butt twentye shil- 
lings per annem, and he stand to all Charge of Fencings for ever ; 
the sayd rent to be payd into the hands of the Townes treasurer 
quarterly upon demand. 

It is ordered that M r . Foote shall Fence his seller from the high 
wa} r e neare to the bridge over the mill-stream soe as the high way 
may be without Danger betwixt this, the seaventh day of the 
seaventh mo., in penalty of twenty shillings for defect hereof. 

The 26th of the 7th, 53. 

Att a meeting this daye of M r . Samuell Cole, M r . James Oliver, 
M r . Jeremy Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

The 26th, 8th mo., 53. 

Att a meeting this daye of M r . Samuell Cole, M r . James Oliver, 
M r . Jeremy Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Oliver. 

G waiter Senett hath Liberty granted to digg a Cove in the 
Marshe neare M r . Ransfords to lay his boate in. 

The 26th of the 10th moneth, 1653. 

At a meting this daye of M r . Willm. Breuton, M r . Samuel Cole, 
M r . Edward Huchinson, M r . James Oliver, M r . Jeremy Houchin, 
Mr. Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

Joshua Scotto and William Franklin have liberty from the select 
men to alter the drawe bridge, whereas it is made [to] rise in one 
Leafe, and, by reason thereof, heavy and dangerous, to make it to 
rise in two leaves : provided the}' make it as suffit3 r ent as when the 
towns men First accepted it, to the acceptance of the select men, 
and soe to keepe [1O9.] it from time to time in suffityent repayr. 
And have Liberty also to Levell, rayse or fall the Bridge as they 
see occasj^on, provided they make good the high waj r es and soe 
keepe it in repayr from time to time ; this order having referrence 
to the orig3 T nall grant unto Henry Simons, George Burden, John 
Button, John Hill and partners. 



118 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

The 30th, 11,53. 

At a meeting this clave of M r . Samneli Cole, M r . Willm. Bren- 
ton, M r . Edward Huchinson, M r . James Oliver, M r . Jeremy 
Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

It is hereby ordered that eveiy inhabitant within the towne of 
Boston shall make up, and soe keep in suffytyent repayr, all their 
fences betwixt neighbour and neighbour, as well in garden as in 
all other out fences, betwixt this and the 25th of the first month 
next, in penalty of Five shillings per rod for every rod defectyve. 

It is ordered that Alexander Beck and Edward Devotyon shall 
oversee the fences at Muddy river, and give warning to the owners 
of the severall fences that they be made suffytyent betwixt this 
and the 25th of the first mo., and soe kept in sunycyent repayr 
from time to time according to order as in that case is provided. 

Simon Rogers and Robtt. Read hath ingaged to serve the towne 
as Bellmen, to goe up and downe throughout the towne b}' the 
space of five howers in the night, beginning at eleaven, and soe 
to Contynue till foure, and to have twenty e shillings by the week 
for their Labour. 

The 12th: 1: 53 or 54. 

At a meeting this da}*e upon publike notice was Chosen for 
Tgwjjjjsjaen : M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . William Davis, M r . Jerem} r ah 
Houchin, M r . James Oliver, M r . Samuel Cole, M r . Peter Oliver, 
and Tho. Marshall. 

Chosen for Deputyes : Capt. Thomas Clarke and Capt. Thomas 
Savage. 

Chosen for Constables : Habacuck Glover, Tho. Mattson, 
and Farnham, and Thomas Wibourne. 

Chosen for a Constable at Rumney Marshe : William Hearsey. 
For Muddy River : Garrett Bourne. 

Chosen for Surveyors : Richard Crichley, Hough Drury, 

Goose, and Nathiell. Adams ; and for Rumney Marsh was chosen 
Thomas Stocker. 

Chosen for Clarkes of the markett : Joseph Rock, and Thomas 
Robtts. 

Chosen for Leather sealers : William Courser, and Robt. Reed. 

[1O9.*] Chosen for Searchers and packers of Flesh and Fish : 
William Dinsdayle and John Barrell. 

Capt. Tho. Clarke and Capt. Tho. Savage are desired to returne 
the towne's answer to the Comiss}'oners of the Colleclge about the 
moneys to be gathered for the same. 

It is ordered that none shall burne Lime, or bo} T le anye bluber or 
anye other thing which may be anye anoyance to the towne, but at 
the directyon and appoyntment of the select men, who have hereby 
power to appoynt such places as may be without ano} T ance. 

The select men have liberty to agree with Joseph Jynks for 
Ingins to Carry water in Case of fire, if they see Cause soe to doe. 

The 27th 1 : 1654. 

At a meeting this daj*e of M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . Wm. Davis, 
M r . Samuell Cole, M r . Peeter Oliver, and Thomas Marshall. 

* Two pages are numbered 109. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1654. 119 

M r . Wm. Davis, and M r . Peeler Oliver, John White, and Peeter 
Aspinwall are Chosen to Jo} T n with Cambridge to lay out a hie 
waye through muddy river to Cambridge. 

M r . Samuell Cole was Chosen sealer for weights and measures. 

M r . Thomas Braughton his grant of liberty to Wharfe or make a 
barrocadd before his land at Center haven is Contynued. 

M^ William Davis is Chosen Treasurer for the Towne, for the 
yeare ensuing, 

Thomas Marshall was Chosen Recorder for the Towne, for the 
yeare ensuing. 

M r . James Oliver and Robtt Turner are appoynted to run the 
line betwixt Cambridge and Rocksbury, and the towne of Boston 
in perambulatyon. 

Capt. Robt Kayne and John Touthill are Chosen to run the line 
betwixt Boston, Charlstowne, and Linn in perambulat3 T on.' 

[11O.] The same order which was made about hoggs for the 
year 52, is to be in force for this yeare, next insuing. 

The 24, 2 mo., 1654. 

At a meeting this Day of M r . Samuell Cole, Mr r . James Oliver, 
M r . Wm. Davis, M r . Peeter Oliver, M r . Jeremyah Houchin, and 
Thomas Marshall. 

It is ordered that Thomas Olcott shall kepe the Cowes this yeare, 
and shall have two shillings per head for every Cow that goes upon 
the Common, and sixe pence per head for the hire of two bulls, 
which he hath hereby power to gather upon every Cowe. 

It is ordered that none shall gather an} r e Dung on the Common, 
nor Carrye anye of from the Common, in penallty of every barrow 
full of Dung soe taken awaye to forfeit tenn shillings. 

It is ordered that the pound keeper shall have for his fees for 
pounding of one horse, 4f7. ; and for more than one to the number of 
sixe, 3cZ. per head ; and for Cattell 3d. per head to the number of 
6, and above sixe at 2d. per head; for sheepe for every head a 
pennye to the number of twentye ; if above twentye, for every 
head a halfepennye. 

The 28: 4 mo., 54. 

The towne hath Covenanted with William Ireland and Aron 
Wa}*e to make good the hie wa}~e as it is now layd out by the 
towne of Lin, leading from Lin to Wenesemett, vids : that part 
which is newly layd out, part in M r . Nugates, and part in their 
owne land, they are to make and maynta}"n it for seaven yeares in 
suffytyent repayr, for which the towne is to give them five pound. 

William Bruff is admitted an Inhab} T tant, William Wenbourne 
standing bound to the towne that he shall not be Chargeable thereto. 

Forasmuch as Complaynt hath bene made by severall persons 
(that the high way at Rumney marsh, which is layd out for the 
private use of the farmes, to lead unto the landing place by M r . New- 
gates), that severall persons have refused to be at Charge of Re- 
payre thereof, though such as have benefitt by the use of it. [111.] 
It is therefore hereby ordered that the inhabitants of Rumney Marsh 
that shall make use of the fore mentyoned high way, shall, accord- 



120 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

ing to proportj'on Contribute to the maj'ntenance thereof; and in 
Case anye shall refuse soe to doe, the resedue have hereby power to 
debarre them of passage through the saj'd waj^e. 

M r . Dean Winthrop and Amos Richardson, on .the behalfe, and 
as Agents unto M r . Steaven Winthorp, doe laye out a high waye 
through the marsh from Henry Bridgham's house to Beniamin 
Ward's wharfe, soe farr as their ground goeth, and where their 
ground ends, the town granteth the residue of the waye through 
the marsh which belongs to the Towne, the street to runn in a line, 
as it is now staked and marked. 

Richard Norton is fined for receiving George Palmer into the 
towue, contrary to order in that case, the which fine the said 
Palmer engages to pay. 

31st: 5th: 54. 

At a meeting this daye of M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . Samuell Cole, 
M r . Jerenry Houchin, M r . James Oliver, M r . Wm. Davis, M r . 
Peeter Oliver, and Tho Marshall. 

Tho. Smith is received as an Inhabitant. 

Mrs. Bridgett Sandford is admitted an Inhabitant. 

Mr. He^ekyah Usher and Tho. Clarke, shop keeper, was Chosen 
to Collect the severall summs subscribed for the Use of the 
Colledge by the select men. 

Thomas Hawkins is to paye two shillings, sixe, for the use of the 
Lane that leads to the mill Cove (by the 3 T eare) and hath hereby 
liberty to fence it in soe long as the towne sees good to lett him 
make use of it. 

This Lane is recorded, folio 10, to be A rod and half broad. 



28th: 6th mo., 1654. 

At a meeting this daye of M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . Samuell Cole, 
M r . Wm. Davis, M r . Jeremy Houchin, M r . Peeter Oliver, M r . 
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

It is ordered that upon the securyty of Hugh Willms, Mary 
Haj'le is admitted to reside with us, the said Willms ingaging 
that she shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 

It is ordered that Mathew Barnes shall remove the pales at the 
Corner of the mill, and remove his wood that lyes upon the high 
waye before the first of the seaventh mo. in penaltv of twentye 
shillings. 

At a meeting the 25th : 7th mo., 54, of M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . 
Samuell Cole, M r . Wm. Davis, M r . Jeremy Houchin, M r . Peeter 
Oliver, M r . James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

M r . Wm. Davis, M r . Jeremy Houchin, and M r . Peter Oliver are 
Chosen to view the land at the end of the house that was George 
Bennitts, and determine whether it be the towns land or belonging 
to the sayd house. 

Simon Rogers is Chosen bellman, to begin the first of Oct. and 
soe to Contynue till the first of the third mo. next. 

Edward Greneclif is admitted as an Inhabitant. 

Mr. John Flo} T d is hereby fined five shillings for Receveing Mrs. 
Pacey into his house as inmate. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1654. 121 

Farnham is fined five shillings for Receveing goodman 

Wales into his house as inmate. 

Joseph Swett is admitted an inhabitant. 

It is ordered that anye that shall take an}*e earth out of the Lane 
that leads from Theoder Atkinsons house to Rich Gridleys shall 
bring two load of Gravell for every load of earth soe Carryed 
awaye ; upon penalty of every load of earth soe taken, and nott 
two load of Gravell returned, to paye five shillings. 

[113.] At 31st: 8th mo., 54. 

At a meeting this da} T e of M r . Samuell Cole, M r . Jeremy 
Houchin, M r . James Oliver, M r . Wm. Davis, M r . Peeter Oliver, 
and Tho. Marshall. 

Richard Green is admitted an Inhabitant, Jasper Rawlins having 
Ingaged that he shall not be anye Charge to the town, and doth 
hereby secure the towne thereof. 

28 : 9th : 54. 

At a meeting this daye of M r . Samuell Cole, M r . Wllm. Brenton, 
M r . Jeremy Houchin, M r ^ James Oliver, M r . Peeter Oliver, Mr. 
"Wm. Davis, and Tho. Marshall. 

Edward Devotyon is Chosen Constable for Muddy River in the 
roome of Jaratt Bourne. 

Robtt Brooks is admitted an inhabitant of this town. 

The 25th: 10: 54. 

At a meeting this daye of M r . Samuell Cole, M r . "Wm. Brenton, 
M r . Wm. Davis, M r . Jeremy Houchin, M r . Peeter Oliver, M r . 
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

Itt is ordered that iff anye Chimney shall be fired soe as to 
Flame out att the topp the owner thereof shall paye unto the towns 
treasurer, for the use of the towne, the sum of five shillings, and 
the order made about Chimneys the 24th: 9th: 51, is hereby 
repealed. 

Itt is ordered that the bridge that leades over the mill stream 
neare to John Batemans house shall be mended up soe as people 
may passe safetye over without danger, by the owners thereof 
within a weeke, in penalty of twentye shillings, the 25th: 10th 
ino., 54. 

Itt is ordered that the Souliers that was pressed for the expedityon 
agaynst Ninicraft to be in a Read}'nesse att two hours warninge, 
and soe taken of from their owne occasyons, being billited in 
severall houses by the Counsel!, the Charges shall be allowed to 
as many as require it, what is necessary. 

29th: llth: 54. 

At a meeting this daye of M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . Samuell Cole, 
M r . Jeremy Houchin, and M r . Wm. Davis, M r . Peeter Oliver and 
M r . James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

[114.] The Treasurer is to paye to severall persons (vid : 
unto Win. Hudson, Evan Thomas, Wm. Blanton, and Nicolas 
Upshall) the sum of seaventene pound, fiftene shill: for the 



122 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

billiting of 32 souliers, being impressed for the expedition agaynst 
Ninicraft. 

Mathew lans is approved of to keep a house of publique enter- 
taynment for the yeare ensuinge. 

Itt is ordered that noe man shall take and Canye awaye anie of 
the towns ladders from eather of the meeting howses, except in 
Case of fire ; in penaltye of five shillings for every ladder Carryed 
away Contrary to this order. 

Itt is ordered that M r . Samuel Cole, M r . Jeremyah Houchin, and 
Tho. Marshall shall vewe the land that was granted unto Tho. 
Hunt, whether it be a mete Competency for the land that the 
towne makes use of his for a hie waye neare unto M r . Farnesids 
house. 

The like order and penalty as 'for the ladders, soe for the buc- 
cetts. 

John Sumner is admitted as an Inhabitant. 

The 26: 12: 54. 

Att a meting this Daye of M r . Samuell Cole, M r . Willm. Brenton, 
M r . Jeremyah Houchin, M r . Wm. Davis, M r . Peeter Oliver, M r . 
James Oliver and Tho. Marshall. 

Upon the desire of our sister Baxter (that her husband being 
Taken at sea and lost what he had in the year 1653, his rate being 
fifteene shillings) was Remitted. 

Tho. Hill is Admitted to be an inhabittant. 

John Mosse, Taylor, is Admitted to be an inhabitant. 

Itt is this daye ordered that there shall be a distresse leveyed 
upon the land the which was John Shawes, bucher, for the Rent 
which is behind due to the Towne upon the Dock Caled Bendalls 
Dock. 

Whereas upon occasion of fire the buccetts were taken and made 
use of, and severall of them nott yett returned, it is hereby ordered 
that whoever hath anie of the sayd buccetts shall forth with returne 
them in penalty of tenn shillings for every buccett nott returned 
with tenn da}-es. 

[115.] The 12th: 1 mo. : 54-55. 

Att a meeting this Da} T upon publique notes from house to house, 
was Chosen for select men, M r . Wm. Brenton, Mr r . Samuell Cole, 
M r . Wm. Davis, M r . Peeter Oliver, M r . James Oliver, M r . Wm. 
Paddey, and Tho. Marshall. 

For Constables, Bro. Shrimpton, Joseph Rock, John Webb, 
Heugh Drurye. Bro. Shrimpton refusing, Rich. Holbridge was 
Chosen for Constable. 

For Muddy River, John White; For Rumney Marsh, Simon 
Bird, as Constables. 

Bro. M r . Henry Shrimpton fined five pound for refusing the Con- 
stables office, being legally chosen thereto. 

For Surve} T ors, Nathaniel Adams, Richard Crichley, Goose the 
Carter, and Sam. Sendall ; and for Rumney Marsh, Edward 
Weeden. 

For Clarks of the Markett, Wm. Cotten, Heugh Williams, 
Theodore Atkinson. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1655. 123 

For Searchers and Sealers of Leather, Willm. Courser and 
Robt. Reed. 

For Searchers and packers of flesh and fish, James Mattoik, 
senior, and Wm. Dinsdayle. 

For Corders of Wood, Tho. Leader, Rich. Taylor, Anthony 
Harker, Rich. Greene. 

30: 1: 1655. 

Att a meeting this day of M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . Wm. Paddy, 
Capt. James Olliver, Cornett Peter Olliver, M r . Sam. Cole, 
and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Davis was chosen Treasurerjind^recorder. 

MT r rPetei' Olliver was chosen sealer of weights and measures. 

Capt. James Oliver, L. Robt. Turner, John Hull, Jacob Eliott, 
Peter Olliver, and John White are chosen to run the line betweene 
Cambridge and Boston, and Roxbury and Boston att Muddy river. 

Capt Robt. Keayne, M r . Ed. Hutchinson, John Tuttill, Jno. 
Dolitle and Tho. Stocker are chosen to run the line betweene Lyn 
and Boston, and Charlestowne and Boston. 

[116.] Ordered that 20s. shall bee allowed M rs . Richards for 
her rate in the year 54. 

Tho. Alcock* chosen Cow keeper for this yeare, and shall have 
2s. 6d. a head for every Cow ; as also to be pounder. 

Itt is ordered that the order aboutt swine, in p. 97, shall stand in 
force for this yeare ensuing ; goodman Leader, senior, to yoke and 
ring. 

Itt is ordered that the sheepe kept on the neck shall nott goe 
abroad withoutt a keeper after the first of the 2d moneth, upon 
the penalty mentioned in p. 110. 

Thomas Jones is admitted an inhabitant, and Robert Sanderson 
bound to secure the towne from charges that may arise by him. 

Alexander Beck and Ralph Roote are authorized to oversee the 
ordering of the fence in the common feild att Muddy river, and 
have power to choose outt of the proprietors rneete men to attend 
that work from time to time. 

Itt is ordered that no rams shall goe upon the neck after the 10th 
of June next, nor bee putt upon the neck till the first of Novem- 
ber, upon the penalty of 20s. for every ram so continued or putt 
on, either b}' butchers or others. 

And itt is further ordered that no butcher shall putt any sheepe 
upon the Common upon penalt} r of five shillings for every sheepe, 
the one halfe to the pounder the other halfe to the towne. 

Itt is ordered that M r . Shrimptons fine of five pound, for not 
serving in the place of a Constable this } r eare, shall be leavied. 

The debt demanded by the administrators of Major Edward 
Gibbonnes, deceased, was referred (by the towne att the last pub- 
lick townes meeting) to the present select. men, together with the 
help of the ancient townes men to be issued with the said Admin- 
istrators. 

Itt is ordered that Wm. Blantan shall pay sixe shillings per 

* The name of Wm. Wiseman was first written here, and then stricken out. 



124 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

annum for ever every first day of the seaventh moneth from this 
time forward, in consideration of a parcell of land sould him for 
the schooles use. 

Itt is ordered that whosoever shall cut, hack or hew any of the 
trees planted in the neck shall pay for eveiy tree so spoyled twenty 
shillings, the one halfe to the informer, the other to the towne. 

Itt is ordered that the draw-bridg over the mill streame shall bee 
repa}Ted and made secure for the safety of passengers by the 14th 
of the 2d mo. next, upon penalty of 20s., and upon further neglect 
20s. for every weeke. 

[117.] For as much as many complaints of greatt danger by 
a well of Robt. Nannyes, itt is therefore ordered that the said well 
bee made up secure by the 6th of next mo., upon penalty of twenty 
shillings, and for every weeke afterward 20s., and hee is to secure 
his seller in the streete upon the said penalty. 

Itt is ordered tnat the ten pounds left by legacy to the use of 
the schoole of Boston by mis. Hudson, deceased, shall bee lett 
to Capt. James Olliver for sixteen shillings per annum, so long as 
hee pleases to improve itt, the which he is to pay in wheate, pease 
and Indian to the Townes Treasurer every first of the 1 mo., 
beginning in March 54-55, and upon his delivery of the principal! 
to the townes Treasurer, itt shall bee paid in corne as aforemen- 
tioned. 

16: 2: 55. 

Att a meeting upon publick notice, Itt is ordered that the right 
of commonage shall bee forthwith laid outt to the Commoners 
according to their several proportions by the select men acording 
to the order in (46), and is to take the names of such as shall be 
reputed commoners. 

27: 2: 1655. 

Att a meeting this da}?" of M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . "Win. Paddy, 
M r . James Olliver, M r . Sam. Cole, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the guns in the markett place shall be trimmed 
upp against the court of election annually, att the townes charge. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Leader, senior, shall be impowered to 
seize all forfeitures that shall arise by swine nott being j r oaked 
and ringed according to order in that case ; the one halfe to the 
townes use, the other halfe to said Leader. 

John Birchall is admitted an inhabitant. 

Itt is ordered that the Constable shall distrayne upon the land 
in the possession of M r . Symon L} T nde, or an} r goods now upon 
itt, to the value of fourty shillings due to the towne for foure years 
rent. 

Mis. Pacy is admitted an inhabitant, provided M r . Bradstreet or 
John Johnson and Win. Parkes of Roxbury give security to save 
the towne from all charges that may arise by her. 

Itt is ordered that the wife of Xofer* Piggott shall bee forth 
with sent to Muddy river to her husband by the constable. 

* The usual abbreviation of Christopher. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1655. 125 

Itt is ordered that the Constable shall distrayne upon Deare 
Hand for the rent that is due to the towne to this first of March 
last past. 

[118.] Itt is ordered that no dry Cattell or calves shall goe 
upon the neck, upon penalty of sixe pence a day for every beast 
so putt on, as also that no horses or mares shall bee putt on the 
neck on the penalt}' of twelve pence a day or night for every horse 
or mare, and itt shall bee lawfull for the cowkeeper to impound 
the said Cattell and leavy the said fines, the one halfe to him- 
selfe, the other to the towne ; this order to take place the 16th of 
the fourth moneth. 

28: 3: 1655. 

Att a meeting this day of M r . Win. Brenton, M r . Sam. Cole, 
M r . Win. Paddy, Capt. James Olliver, M r . Peter Olliver, and Win. 
Davis. 

Whereas, the last running of the head line att muddy river be- 
tweene Boston and Cambridg was nott determined to mutuall sat- 
isfaction, itt is now agreed that the line shall bee run againe 
betweene us, and the issue of the case to bee in the determination 
of Leiut. Fisher and those sent by the towne, with M r . Jackson 
for Cambridge, which shall bee done with convenient speed. 

It is ordered that James Bill shall be prohibited selling any more 
wood att Deare Hand, itt being conceived that whatt wood is left 
is butt convenient for a farme, which is to bee left according to 
lease. 

Richard Otis, Smith, is admitted an inhabitant. 

The account of M r . Glover and the other Constables for the last 
yeare was received in, vizt. for a Countiy rate and a towne rate to 
the sum of three hundred eight}^-seven pounds, nine shillings, five 
pence, of which sums they are discharged as per their account. 

25: 4: 55. 

Att a meeting this day of M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . Sam. Cole, 
M r . Wm. Pacldy, Capt. James Olliver, M r . Peter Olliver, and Wm. 
Davis. 

Whereas a considerable part of the rent due to the use of the 
schoole for Long Hand and Spectacle Hand is nott brought in by 
the renters of the land according to the contract with the towne, 
Itt is therefore ordered that the present renters shall within ten 
da3 T es after the date hereof come in and cleare their severall paj- 
ments due for said land, upon forfeiture of the said lands as by 
former agreement, to bee entered upon by the said treasurer by 
warrant under his hand to the Constable. 

It is further ordered that whereas severall of the lands att the 
aforesaid Hands are sold and changed from one to another that so 
itt cannott bee knowne who are in arrears for the land 

[119.] It is therefore ordered that all such as claime any title 
to that land or any part thereof as renters, shall yearly come in 
and declare themselves to bee renters upon the first second day of 
the eleventh month, upon the pcenalty of payment of twelve pence 
an acre for every acre so rented, for which the treasurer for the 



126 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

present yeare shall leavy by warrant to the Constable, under his 
hand from time to time. 

It is ordered that Tho: Alcock shall allow three pence a head to 
the treasurer of the towne for every cowe kept on the Common 
towards the wintering of the Bull. 

30: 5: 55. 

Att a meeting of M r . Win. Brenton, M r . Wm. Paddy, M r . Sam. 
Cole, Capt. James Olliver, M r . Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Martin Stebbin hath liberty, upon his good behavior, to sell 
beare for one yeare. 

Christopher Aveiy is admitted an inhabitant. 

Mathew Barnes, upon complaint of the defect of the Brigd at 
the mill doore, is ordered to repayre the sayd bridge sufficiently 
for horse and foote within foure dayes on poenalty of twenty shil- 
lings. 

Wm. Blanton hath liberty to dig 6 or 8 load of earth outt of 
the swamp by the windmill or where M r . Cole, M r . Peter Olliver 
allow. 

Itt is ordered that Edward Greenliff shall have liberty to sett a 
house of eighteen foot Deepe and twelve foote to the Front from 
the end of M r . Batts tan house, paying two shillings, six pence 
per annum to the schooles use, as long as hee improve itt for a 
dying house. 

Whereas the towne formerly granted a peece of land to M r . 
Wm. Hibbins before his new frame ; itt is ordered there bee foure 
foote in breadth along before the new house allowed to her.* 

Whereas, complaint is made of a noysome pitt by the house of 
Joseph How, Cooper ; itt is ordered that the same pitt shall bee 
filled upp within a month, upon the penalty of twenty shillings. 



29 : 8 : 55. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . Tho. Marshall, Wm. 
Paddy, Peter Olliver, Sam. Cole, James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Duer, Christopher Clarke, and John Bar- 
rell have liberty to make a Defence for the Cawsy before their 
houses, either by setting downe posts and ra} T les or otherwise, to 
preserve the Caws}^ from damage of Carts or horses. 

William Whittwell hath his license renewed to sell beare for the 
yeare ensuing. 

Mathew Pries is admitted an inhabitant. 

Itt is ordered that Mauditt Ingles, Jno. Marshall, and Rich. Ta} r - 
lor are chosen to bee sworne measurers for all corne that shall bee 
received outt of vessells till new are chosen, for which the receiver 
shall pay to the measurer three pence a score. And itt is ordered 
that all corne shall bee struck with a rowle so measured. 

According to the power granted by the Gen. court to the select 
men of the towne of Boston in reference to the disposall of the 
house and land of Eliz: Rider, in Dorchester, which her father, 
Wm. Lane, gave to her and her children, wee have inquired into 

* The marginal note is " Mis. (i. e. mistress) Ilibbins grant." 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1655. 127 

the value of the land and house and have consented to the sale of 
the sayd land and house to James Bates, of Dorchester, leaving 
sayd Bates to receive his title from the Gen. Court. 

27: 9: 55. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, James Olliver, Peter Olliver, 
Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy and Wm. Davis. 

Isaac Walker, Sam. Norden, Robt. Nanny, and Robert Gibson 
are fined 10s. a man for their Chymneys being on fire, which the 
Constables are to leavy. 

Samson Shore is fined 10s. for the like offence. 

The Constables are to allow Walter Merry eight shillings in lieu 
of a debt due to him from the towne in ('44). 

Sam. Jewell is admitted an inhabitant and Marke Hames is 
bound in a bond of 40?. to save the town from charge. 

Deacon Johnson hath liberty to sett up a porch before his house 
doore foure foote into the streete. 

Robert Wyatt and Wm. Lane are appointed to sweepe chimneyes 
and to cry aboutt streetes that they may bee knowne. 

Sam. Norden hath 5s. of his fine remitted. 



81: 10: 55. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Capt. 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas, M r . Tho. Lake and Joshua Scotto, administrators to 
the estate of Major Ed. Gibbones, deceased, have frequently de- . 
manded of the towne a debt of fourty-five pounds, due from the 
towne to the sayd Gibbones, itt is therefore agreed by us with ; 
the sa}*d M r . Lake and Jos. Scotto, that (because the whole debt 
appeares nott so clearely due) twenty pounds shall bee payd to 
the said Lake and Scotto, upon which payment the towne shall be 
discharged from any further demaunds of any debt or debts, pre- 
tended to be due from the towne by the said Administrators to the 
said estate of major Ed. Gibones. 

Itt is agreed that Lieut. Fisher bee imployed in running the line 
and drawing a draught of all the lands in Braintree belonging to the 
towne of Boston, as also to draw a draught of all the land given 
to the Iron-workes and confirmed to M r . Leader on their behalfe. 

Mis. Hanbury is fined five shillings for intertaining Francis 
Smith contrary to order. 

Wm. Reade is fined sixe shillings, eight pence, for entertaining 
Tho. Sheffield contrary to oFder. 

Itt is ordered that fourty pounds, thirtene shillings bee added to :' 
the next country rate in the yeare 56, to satisf} 7 for the same sum f 
that should have beene gathered as a quarter rate this yeare, for 
which sum a bill is given to the Treasurer under the hands of Peter ) 
Olliver and Wm. Davis in the behalfe of the towne. 

28: 11: 55. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Capt. 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that three pounds shall bee payd to Wm. Dawes 



128 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

for work done at Fort-hill ; upon pa3 T ment of which the towne shall 
bee acquited of an}* further clayme by the sayd Dawes. 

It is ordered that ten pounds shall be payd to Capt. Tho. Savage 
and Capt. James Olliver in consideration of the like value payd to 
Henry Blake for brick and lirne att Fort-hill, upon payment of 
which they are to secure the towne from any further clayme by 
the sayd Blake. 

[13.] Memoranda, that there is a greatt bell belonging to 
the towne lent to Castle Hand to Capt. Rich. Davenport. 

Mr. Cogan is fined thirteene shillings, foure pence in case hee 
clean nott the streeets before his howsing of stones, rubbish and 
chests before the 4th day next att night, as also to secure his sellar 
doore. 

It is ordered that foure pounds, ten shillings bee payd Sam 
Syndall and Peter Goose for worke done att Fort-hill. 

Henry Lee admitted an inhabitant upon his good behavior, and 
Capt. Davenport is engaged to save the towne from any charge 
that may arise by his family. 

Win. Spowell and David Hitchbone are authorized to warne the 
inhabitants of the towne to yoke and ring all the swine in this 
towne by the 4th of the next mo., else the foresayd persons may 
impound such swine found unyoked and unrung, according to for- 
mer order. 

Itt is ordered that twenty shillings bee paj'd to Jasper Rawlins 
for lime and brick att Fort-hill, upon the payment of which he is 
to acquit the towne from any further clayme. 

25: 12: 55. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that sixe shillings bee allowed to Wm. Talmage for 
land taken into the high way. 

Nathaniell Woodard is admitted an inhabitant, and Thomas Har- 
wood bound in a bond of 201. to secure the towne from any charge 
that may arise by the sayd Woodard or his family. 

For as much as there was a grant unto Isaake Culimore of a 
dwelling house, about twenty eight foot in length, and between his 
house and the highway ten foot, the whole breadth of House and 
ground at the 'front is twenty six foot, it not being formerly 
recorded is now orderly performed. 

Macklin Knight also having formerly changed with Goodman 
Cullimore and enjoying that piece of Land formerly graunted to 
Isack Cullimore, being thirty two foot in length as now fenced in, 
and acknowledged to be his proper right. 

[123.] Att a generall townes meeting upon Publick notice. 

Capt. Tho. Clarke and Capt. Tho. Savage are chosen Deputyes 
for the yeare ensuing. 

Selectmen chosen: M r . Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, M r . Sam. j 
Cole, Capt. James Olliver, Cornett Peter Olliver, M r . Wm. Paddy, [ 
and Wm. Davis. 

Constables chosen for the towne : Wm. Toy, Daniell Turin, Wm. ( 
English, and Henry Allin. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1655. 129 

Rumney Marsh and Mudcty river, Wm. Ireland and Henry 
Stevens. 

Surveyors of high wayes chosen : Rich. Samford, sen., Robt. 
Wright, Jacob Eliott and Sam Norden, and Sam Davis att Rumney 
Marsh. 

Clarkes of the markett, Habacuck Glover and Wm. Cotton. 

Sealers of leather, Jno. Parker and Jno. Stivinson. 

Packers of fish and flesh and gagers of cask, Wm. Dinsdale, 
Jno. Cunny. 

Corders of wood, Tho. Leader, Rich. Taylor, Anthony Harker, 
and Rich. Greene. 

Water Bailyes, Rich. Gridley, Manditt Ingles, Alexander 
Adams, and Wm. Beamsley. 

Upon the request of Wm. Toy to accept of Hugh Drury to serve 
as constable, the towne accepted of the same. 

Wm. Davis is chosen Commissioner to receive the proxyes for i 
magistrates and to carry them in at the County meeting. 

Whereas greatt inconveniences may accrue to the towne and 
inhabitants thereof, especially children, by persons irregular riding 
through the streets of the towne, and galloping. Itt is therefore 
ordered that if any person shall bee seene to gallop through any 
streete of the town after this day, except upon dayes of military 
exercise, or any extraordinary case require, every such person shall 
pay two shillings, sixe pence, for every default, the one halfe to 
come to the town, to be paid to the Treasurer then being, and 
the other halfe to the informer ; and itt shall bee lawfull for any 
person to make stop of such horse or rider till the sayd fine 
be paid as aforesaid. 

Further whosoever shall turne outt any horse loose through the 
towne to water or otherwise shall pay 12d. for every defect of that 
kind being seene without a guide or rider. 

[134.] Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. 
Cole, Wm. Paddy, Capt. James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Win. 
Davis. 

Itt is ordered that publick notice bee given to the towne to meete 
the next day to choose another Constable in the roome of Hugh 
Drury if they see meete. 

Wm. Davis is chosen Treasurer and Recorder for the Towne for 
this yeare. 

Peter Olliver is chosen sealer of weights and measures. 

14: 1: 55. 

At a meeting of the towne upon publick notice. 

It is ordered that (upon the request of Ensigne Jno. Everett and 
M r . Joseph Rock, to have liberty to stop carts from passing through 
the paved lane by their houses) they shall have liberty to sett up 
posts att the end of the lane till the towne or select men see cause 
to lay itt open. 

Itt is ordered that the select men shall have liberty to lay outt a 
peece of Ground outt of the townes land, which they give to the 
building of a house for instruction of the youth of the towne. 



130 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

31: 1 : 1656. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Capt. James 
Olliver, Win. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

James Everill is enjoyned forthwith to secure the sellar where 
the old meeting house stood, from such inconveniences as otherwise 
may accrue. 

Att the request of Henry Phillips, butcher, in behalfe of him- 
self and the neighbourhood, to repayre the lane leading behind 
his house to the spring, itt is ordered that the surveyors shall, att 
the townes charge, repayre the one halfe of that lane for a foote 
way. 

Wm. Pearse is admitted an inhabitant, James Nabors and 
Michaell Wills being bound in a bond of ten pounds to secure the 
town from charge. (Wittnes our hands.) 

Tho. Reade is admitted an inhabitant, Lieut. Wm. Hudson being 
bound in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from charge. 
(Wittnes my hand.) 

, Whereas Joseph Rock hath sett a fence into the streete betweene 
his dwelling house and M r . Lyndes house, itt is ordered that hee 
shall remoove the said fence within a weeke, on poenalty of twenty 
shillings, and so from weeke to weeke till removed, and to sett itt 
to range from the corner post of this house that hee lives in, to the 
corner of M r . Lyndes house in a straight line. 

[125.] It is ordered that Wm. Ireland and Aron Way shall 
bee allowed fourt\ T shillings for the country high way that is laid out 
through their land att Rumn} T marsh. 

The peece of land formerly granted to Edward Greenliff b} r the 
spring is lett to Mathew Co} T , from je&re to 3'eare while the towne 
pleases, for two shillings, sixe pence, per annum for the schooles 
use. 

Richard Pittman is fined twenty shillings for nott giving security 
to save the towne from charge, and to depart the towne forthwith 
if hee putt nott in security. 

As also to secure his chimney from danger within a day on pen- 
alty of twenty shillings. 

James Nabors is fined five shillings for his chimney flaming outt. 

Itt is ordered that the gallowes shall bee removed to the next 
knole of land before the next execution. 

Itt is agreed that Capt. James Olliver shall have forty shillings 
a j'eare for three }'eares to provide a bull for the townes use winter 
and summer. 

Itt is ordered that a third part of the last rate bee levied by the 
Constables for a County rate. 

28: 2: 56. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Brenton, Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, Tho. Marshall, and Wm. Davis. 

It is ordered that ten pounds be paid to Rich. Gridley for lime 
and brickes d'd* att Fort-hill, which being paid hee is to Free the 
towne from any further demands. 

* Delivered. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1656. 131 

Martin Stebbin hath license to draw beare this year ensuing. 
Juo. Poole is admitted an inhabitant. 

26: 3: 56. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Win. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Pete* 
Olliver, and James Olliver. 

Walter Merry is fined ten shillings for receiving an inmate. 

Tho. Leader is appointed to yoke and ring all swine, and to 
returne the names of them that refuse to yoke and ring to M r . 
Cole. 

Wm. Pollard is chosen Shepheard for this yeare, and to have 
Sd. per sheepe for all sheepe of a } r eare old and upwards. 

Wm. Beamsley is fined 10s. for receiving an inhabitant without 
license. 

[126.] 28: 5: 56. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver, James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Tho. Harding is admitted an inhabitant, Walter Merry and Tho. 
Munt being bound in 40Z. to save the towne harmless from charge. 

Itt is ordered that the north batter}^ bee forthwith repaired. 

If any young person or others bee found without either meeting 
house, idling or playing during the time of publick exercise on the 
Lords day, itt is ordered that the constables or others appointed 
for that end shall take hold of them and bring them before au- 
thority. 

25: 6: 56. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver, Capt. James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Gabriell Tetherley admitted an inhabitant, M r . Brenton security 
for him in a bond of 20Z. 

Whereas greatt annoyance accrues to the towne and inhabitants 
aboutt the dock, by the butchers throwing garbidge into the dock 
and over wharfes, Itt is therefore ordered that henceforth such 
butchers as have nott conveniences of their owne to dispose of 
their beasts entrails and garbidg, shall have liberty, and are hereby 
ordered, to cast such things that so shall annoy into the mill creeke 
over the draw-bridg, and in no other place upon the poenalty of 
twenty shillings for every defect. 

Whereas Richard Webb, Shoemaker, hath lately erected a frame 
of a house comming three foote or thereaboutts upon the townes 
land, wee hereby declare that the said Rich. Webb hath so erected 
the said frame withoutt the consent of the select men. 

Jno. Parker is admitted an inhabitant, and Rich. Greene bound 
in 201. bond to save the towne free from charge. 

[127.] 29:7:56. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Mr. Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Robt. Doutch admitted an inhabitant, and Walter Merry and 
Tho. Munt bound in 201. to secure the towne from charge. 



132 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

William Whittwell hath his license to draw beere renewed for 
the yeare ensuing. 

Capt. Tho. Savage hath liberty to make sellar cloores before his 
new house betweene the draw bridg and the conduitt, to come out 
3 foote from his house and no more, except they lye flatt and cov- 
ered sufficiently with plank, and nott to exceede two foote. 

Itt is ordered that fifty shillings shall bee allowed Isaac Culli- 
more for worke done att the Battery. 

29: 8: 56. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Win. Paddy, James 
Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that there shall bee a^ pound sett upp by the Con- 
stable att Rumny marsh, for which hee is to pay outt of the rate 
to bee leavied this yeare. 

Itt is ordered that sixteene pounds bee paid to Capt. James 1 
Olliver, Peter Olliver, Wm. Paddy, and Wm. Davis for so much / 
disbursed by them for the repayring the north battery. 

26: 9: 56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Wm. Paddy, Tho. Marshall, 
James Olliver, Sam. Cole, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that elder Pens rate shall bee taken of and dis- 
charged with the Constables. . 

There is this day a rate for towne and country and colledge >S 
committed to the Constables to bee levied to the value of two j\ 
hundred eighty eight pounds, sixteene shillings, nine pence. 

[128.] 29:10:56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Thomas Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Wm. Paddy, James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is agreed that att the next generall court motion bee made by 
our Deputyes that the line betweene Boston and Lynn ma} r bee 
determined by the said court. 

Goodman Wales hath 6s.* abated of his rate for his yeare in j 
regard of his poverty. 

Itt is agreed that the next day of our meeting some time bee 
spent to consider of Capt. Keayne's will in respect of the legac} T es 
given to the towne. 

Itt is ordered that care bee taken to pay Rich. Gridley for build- 
ing the schoole house chimny. 

25: 11: 56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver, James Olliver, Wm. Paddy, and Wm. Davis. 

Upon the perusall of Capt. Keayne's will respecting the legac}-es 
given to the towne, itt is agreed that forthwith the executrix and 
overseers of the said will bee advised with concerning the said 
Iegac3 r es withoutt delay. 

Itt is agreed upon the complaint against the son of Goodwife 

* This may be read 6*. Bd. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1656-7. 133 

Saramon living without! a calling, that if shee dispose nott of him 
in some wa}' of emplo} r before the next meeting, that then the 
townesmen will dispose of him to some service according to law. 

Itt is ordered that notice bee given to Mathew Barnes to secure 
the mill bridge by a sufficient fence of foure foote high, and that 
within 6 dayes, on poenalty of twenty shillings. 

Jno. Andrew on consideration hath 6s. 3d. abated outt of his 
rate, which the Constables are to allow. 

Robert Harris of Muddy River, in consideration of two high 
wayes taken outt of his land, hath 4 acres of land granted him 
outt of the townes wast land most convenient for him, and M r . 
Peter Oliver is ordered to lay itt outt. 

[129.] 23 : 12 : 56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Thos. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, 
Sam. Cole, Peter Oliver, James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Frar} r admitted an inhabitant. 

The Constables of Boston are discharged of a rate committed 
to them to bee leavied for the towne, County, colledge, and powder, 
to the sum of two hundred eighty eight pounds, sixteene shillings 
and nine pence for this present yeare, as per their account under 
their hands. 

Whereas a tract of land, as by plott drawne cont. one thousand 
fifty seven acres, is lett to Moses Payne of Braintree for foure 
pounds, foure shillings per annum, for ever, as by former agree- 
ment, and that there is a vacant peece left outt which is convenient 
to bee included that the line may run streight, itt is therefore 
agreed that the said vacant land shall be lett him for six shillings 
per annum, to be added to the other foure pounds, foure shillings, 
so the whole is 4Z. 10s. per annum, to bee paid the first of first 
moneth } r earely. 

There is lett to Capt. James Johnson all the wast land belong- 
ing to the towne on the southside of the Creeke by M r . Winthrop's 
warehouse adjoyning the land alread}^ lett to Ben Ward, to enjoy 
the same for ever, hee paying foure pounds, ten shillings per an- 
num to the schoole of Boston, alwayes reserving high wayes 
through the same land for the townes use, and the said land to bee 
bounded on all parts and to be specifyed in the covenants ex- 
pressly, and the land to bee bound for security of payment, which is 
to bee paid every first of the first mo, and to begin the first March, 
57, on forfeiture. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Walker shall bee allowed forty shillings 
for brickes and lime att the fort. 

Itt is ordered that Rich. Woody shall bee allowed thirty shillings 
outt of the next towne rate fqr whatt hee disbursed upon the 
bridge by M r . Winthrops warehouse. 

Wm. Blanton hath part of upland his barne stands on lett to 
him for two shillings, foure pence per annum during the townes 
pleasure. 

[13O.] 9:1:56-57. 

Att a generall townes meeting upon publick notice from house 
to house there were chosen for the }'eare ensuing 



134 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Deputyes for the Generall Court, Capt. Tho. Savage and Capt. 
Tho. Clarke. 

Selectmen, Deac. Tho. Marshall, M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . Wm. 
Paddy, M r . Sam. Cole, Ensigne Jos. Scotto, Ensigne Jno. Hull, 
and Wm. Davis. 

Constables, for the towne, Nat. Adams, Nat. Williams, Amos 
Richardson, Jno. Collins. 

Rumny Marsh, James Pemberton for Constable. 

Muddy River, Thomas Gardiner for Constable. 

Surveyors for high wa}'es, Wm. Beamsley, Wm. Blanton, Jno. 
Peirce, Henry Duglas, and Sam. Bennett att Rumny marsh. 

Clarkes of the Market, Sargt. Barrett and Sargt. Jackson. 

Sealers of leather, Wm. Courser* and Samuell Norden. 

Packers of fish and meat, Jno. Cunny and Wm. Dinsdale. 

Itt is ordered that the paved lane by M r . Shrimptons bee laid 
open, and no more shutt up. 

Capt. Savage, M r . Stodard, M r . Howchin, and M r . Ed. Hutchin- 
son, sen., are chosen a committee to consider of the modell of the 
towne house, to bee built, as concerning the charge thereof, and 
the most convenient place, as also to take the subscriptions of the 
inhabitants to propagate such a building, and seasonably to make 
report to a publick townes meeting. 

M r . Hezekiah Usher is chosen Commisioner to cany in the votes 
for magistrates and County Treasurer to the County Meeting. 

It is ordered that in case Nat. Williams take a journey for Eng- 
land before his yeare bee outt, that then the towne will choose 
Constable in his roome. 

[131.] 10: 1: 56-57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, M r . Wm. Brenton, M r . Sam. 
Cole, Ens. Jos. Scotto, Ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Davis chosen Tresurer _and Recorder. 

Joshua Scotto is chosen Sealer of weights and measures. 

Leiut. Fisher. 

After due respects promised, by these wee give you to under- 
stand, that whereas a sum of mon}~es to the value of twenty pounds 
was by the towne of Boston delivered to your predecessour, M r . 
Sam. Olliver, and the same since acknowledged (by bond under 
hands) from L}'dia, }*our wife, and the rent of which being due for 
the space of sixe yeares past. The townes occasions calling for such 
rents and debts, wee hereby make our request to you, that you 
would please to take some speedy course to satisfy our expecta- 
tion, and lett us heare a few wordes from 3*ou that so wee may nott 
by any such neglect of yours expose ourselves to any appearance 
of neglect of the trust committed to us by the towne ; thus hoping 
of your care and reall endeavour to answer our desires (vizt., for 
the returning unto the towne both principle and rent, which rent is 
forty shillings per annum) wee shall waite your answer and rest. 

Whereas divers inhabitants among us have formerly had grants 

* The name of Robert Reynolds is stricken out here. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1657. 135 

of land for great lotts lying att Mount Wallaston and Muddy 
River, which sayd lands have long since beene laid outt unto them, 
the sayd lands lying in common with the townes lands and bound- 
ing upon the sayd lands. Itt is ordered that all such persons (the 
townes occasions now calling for the improvement of their owne 
wast land, and being aboutt to dispose of the same) shall, upon 
the third day in the second month next ensuing, goe their bounds 
betweene theirs and the townes bounds, with those deputed by 
the towne thereunto, and that upon the poenalty prefixed by law, 
fol. 4. 

Itt is further ordered that all such persons as can lay any just 
clayme to any lands or lotts in the foresayd places granted to them 
by the towne, but nott yett laid outt, they shall repa} T re to the select 
men, betweene this and the 26th of the next month, and make 
good their clayme and title to the same upon the pcenalty of for- 
feiture of sayd grants. 

[133.] 26 : 1 : 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, John Hull, Wm. 
Davis, and Wm. Davis (sic). 

George Burrill, Cooper, is fined ten shillings for intertaining 
John Gilbert into his family withoutt consent of the towne. 

30 : 1 : 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, Jos. 
Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Ralph Hutchinson is fined ten shillings for intertaining Jno. 
Gilbert into his family, withoutt the townes meus consent. 

Whereas, the common is att times much annoyed by casting 
stones outt of the bordering lotts, and other things that are offen- 
sive : Itt is therefore ordered that if any person shall hereafter 
any way annoy the common by spreading stones or other trash 
upon itt, or lay any carrion upon itt, every person so offending 
shall bee fined twenty shillings. 

Wm. Ireland is appointed pounder att Rumney marsh for this 
yeare ensuing. 

Itt is ordered that henceforth no persons shall have liberty to 
keepe shops within this towne, or sett upp manufactures, unless 
they bee first admitted inhabitants into the towne. 

John Vyall, upon petition to draw beere till the 29th of Sept. 
next, is referred to the county court for license, and is approved 
for that end. 

Jno. Hart fined ten shillings for intertaining Jno. Gilbert into 
his family, withoutt the townesmens consent. 

Capt. James Olliver, Ensigne Scotto and ' Ensigue Hull are 
appointed to the perambulation of the wast lands and the lotts laid 
outt att Braintree. 

Elder Colbron, Peter Olliver, M r . Wm. Paddy, Jacob Eliott are 
desired to aitend the same service att Muddy river, and likewise 
the laing out of the Highway to Watertowne Mill. 

M r . Wm. Paddy and Ensigne Scotto are appointed to treate 
with Leiut. Fisher concerning the debt due to the towne, and to 
make a full conclusion with him concerning the same. 



136 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

[133.] Whereas there was 400 acres of land long since granted 
to M r . Sam. Maverick and by him assigned unto Ed. Bendall. And 
whereas Leiut. Wm. Philips appeared before us as Attourney unto 
the sayd Edw. Bendall, presenting unto us a Coppy of the former 
grant. Itt is ordered that the said 400 acres may bee laid outt for 
him, provided (itt appeare nott that the sayd land hath beene for- 
merly laid outt) : itt may nott entrench upon any small lotts 
either laid outt or to bee laid outt. 

Clement Gross is allowed to draw beere till the 29th of Sep- 
tember next, if the county court consent thereto. 

Wm. Pollard is chosen pounder for this yeare. 

* Notice given both to Watertown and Cambridge, that they 
might depute some to Joyne with ours deputed to lay out a high 
way from Mudy river unto Watertown mill, and upon the 21 of 
this 2d mo. it was (by partys deputed by the sayd Towns) per- 
formed. The sayd way is 4 Rod in Breadth and directed by markt 
trees. 

Also notice given unto the Town of Brantrey that if any among 
them had any grants of land from this Town, they might make 
Claime of them by the 26th of this 2d mo. upon forfeture of such 
grants if neglected. 

And likewise if any of their Inhabitants had bought any lotts 
or otherwise possessed them by gift, that bordered upon any part 
of our Common lands, they should be redy to goe their bounds 
with us upon the 21st of this Instant. 

24: 2: 57. 

At a meeting of M r . Willm. Brenton, M r . Tho. Marshall, M r . 
Sam. Cole, M r . John Hull, and William Paddy. 

It is ordered that M*. Ed. Hutchinson, Samuell Benit, and 
John Tuttell shall goe the bound line betweene Maiden and Rum- 
ney Marsh, and Lin and Rumney Marsh. 

There was also notice given unto the select men of Maiden, and 
likewise of Linn, that they might meet with ours above specified 
upon the llth of the 3d mo. next at the House of M r . Samuell 
Benett, at 7 a clock in the morning. Maiden upon the llth, and 
Linn upon the 12th day of the sa}*d month. 

Moreover it was desired in our Letter to Linn that they might 
take order about the country high way near unto Saml. Bennitts 
house and dispose it soe as may be most Convenient. 

27: 2: 57. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Paddy, Tho. Marshall, Samuell Cole, 
and Jjohn Hull. 

Richard Way admitted into the Town, provided that Aron Way 
doe become bound in the sum of twenty pound sterll. to free the 
Town from any charge that may accrew to the town by the said 
Rich d . or his family. 

I, Aron Way, doe heerby engadge my selfe, my heires, executors, 

* The marginal note says, " 6 of 2d. High way laid out from Muddy River to 
Watertown Mill." 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1657. 137 

&c., unto the selectmen of the Town of Boston and their succes- 
sours in the sum of twent} r pound sterll. in behalfe of my Brother, 
Richard Way, and his family, that they shall not be chargeable, 
to the Town, and hereunto set my hand. 

ARON X WAY. 

his marke. 

Richard Smith is admitted into the Town, being Commended to 
this Town by M r . Jno. Willson, senr., provided that Henry Blague 
and John Pease become bound to the Town in the sum of twenty 
pound sterll. 

We, William Blague and John Pease, doe heerb}^ bind our 
selves, our heires, executors, &c., joyntly and severally in the full 
summ of twenty pound sterll. unto the select men of Boston and 
their successors, to secure the Town from all charge from t} T me to 
tyme from the said Rich d Smith and his family : and hereunto put 
our hands. 

[134.] The 27 of 2d. 1657. 

It is ordered that every person that putt any sheep upon the 
Common shall pay to the keeper Sd. for every sheep and 3d. for 
every Lamb. 

Edward Blake* is Admitted an Inhabitant, and John Blake is 
beei'b}" bound in the sum of twenty pound sterll. to save the towne 
from any charge, either from the sayd Edward or his family. And 
this attested by his hand. 

JOHN BLAKE. 

25: 3: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam. Cole, and 
Win. Davis. 

Isaac Cullimore is ordered to secure a chimney in his leantoo 
from danger of fire within eight dayes on poenalty of 20s. 

Macklin Knight is order to secure his sellar behind his house 
within ten dayes on poenalty of twenty shillings. 

Ens. Hull and Wm. Davis are appointed to view the cedar 
swamps att Muddy River and to report what they judge them worth 
to bee rented forth by the yeare or other wise, as may bee most to 
the townes advantage. 

29th of 4th, 57. 

Att a meeting of Thomas Marshall, Wm. Pady, Sam. Cole, 
Josh. Scottow, John Hull. 

Tho. Dinsdell hath liberty granted him to hire a room of Capt. 
Tho. Savage. 

John Clow, having served an Aprentiship, hath Liberty to fol- 
low his Calling in this Town. 

Wm. Courser, having liberty granted the last year to set up a 
porch, not exceeding foure foot from his now dwelling house, and 
desiring the said grant to be recorded, it being owned that he had 
A grant, as afforsaid, it is heerby recorded. 

It is ordered that Ensigne Jno. Web shall suply Richard Sanfurd 

* The name Blague is written and cancelled here. 



138 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

with such necesaiy support as the little infant Mary Langham or 
the nurse thereoff either have or shall expend, untill the Town take 
further order. 

George Broome is Readmitted with Caution of his future good 
behaviour. 

There is Let unto Robert Sanderson A Little 3 square strip of 
Land upon the upper end of his owne Garden, Coming from the 
upper Corner of Tho. Hunt's pailes unto the stile of the said Rob- 
ert Sanderson, for 18d. in mony, to be paied }*early to the Town 
Treasurer, and he to Injoy this during the Townes pleasure. 

M r . Richard Web is heerby Enjoyned to clear the highway before 
his house within this twelve da} T es, upon the pcenalty of twenty 
shillings. 

James Everell is heereby Enjoyned to take away the heapes of 
Earth Laid upon the high waies, upon an}'' part of the dock, that 
soe pasengers may not be forced into the dirt in fowle wether ; 
and this to be done in twenty dayes, upon the poenalty of twenty 
shillings. 

[135.] There is Granted unto Wm. Beamsty and Henry Dug- 
less, who are surveighers for the high waies, that there may be ten 
pound expended proffitably for the high wayes at the North End 
of the Town, paid out of the Rates of M r . Jno. Richards, M r . Wm. 
Pain, Wm. Beamsly, Richard Benit, Henry Dugless, Alexander 
Adams. 

There is Lett unto Isaak Cullimore A little peice of ground 
which is close to the end of his dwelling house, and is there be- 
twixt both high waies thirty foot, and at the uper way in breadth 
fourteen foot and halfe, and Comes to the Lower high way unto 
one foot, in forme as in the Margent,* for the Anuall rent and 
three shilling to be duly paid, and this Grant to Continue during 
the Townes pleasure. 

There is likewise added a little peice according as is expressed 
in the margent, and for the whole, Joseph Belknap, now the pos- 
sessor, is to pay eight shillings to the Townes Treasurer every first 
of March, the grant to Continue as before during pleasure. 

28: 5: 57. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Wm. Paddy, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Deacon Marshall and Ensigne Hull are appointed to gaine liberty 
in writing of M r . Seaborne Cotton and his mother to bring water 
downe from their hill to the Conduit intended to bee erected. 

Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Scotto and Wm. Davis, and two of 
them are impowered to joyne with any one or two of the Commit- 
tee to treate and agree with any workman for the erecting of and 
bringing water to the Conduitt intended to bee erected. 

Edward Gold hath granted him foure Rods of ground from the 
corner of Wm. Blantans pale by the streete side, to run downe to 
the sea ward as itt is this day staked and bounded, hee paj'ing 
foure shillings per annum every 29th September to the towne 
treasurer, and to enjo}^ the said land during the towne pleasure. 



* In the margin is a little sketch of the land. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1657. 139 

M r . Tho. Broughton is fined five shillings for his chimney being 
on fire and flaming outt. 

Ben. Gillam is fined ten shillings for making a fire upon the 
wharfe. 

James Baulstone is fined ten shillings for the like offence. 

Wm. Foster, seaman, is admitted an inhabitant. 

Win. Duglas is admitted an inhabitant. 

Robert Smith, a taylor, is admitted an inhabitant, Deacon Mar- 
shall securing the Towne from charge. 

[136.] John Philips is fined ten shillings for entertaining 

Stone and his family contrary to order. 

Itt is ordered that no butcher shall throw any gutts or garbidg 
into the streete, or any place nigh itt, to the anoyance of passengers 
or inhabitants, under the poenalty of twenty shillings for every 
offence. 

31 of 6th, 1657. 

Att a meeting of Thomas Marshall, Wm. Pady, Samll Cole, 
Josh. Scottow, and Jno. Hull. 

Jno. Peirce is Admitted an Inhabitant upon the Testimony of 
James Everell and Isaak Colimore. 

Jno. Lewis is ordered to clear away the dung and matter of 
Ano}*ance by his slaughter house, and to lay noe more neer the 
street, or that may be Just Anoyance to Neybours or Inhabitants, 
and that by the 5th of September. 

Graves fined for his chimny being on fire and flaiming 

out, and his Landlord for want of A Ladder. 

Hugh Stone is admitted an Inhabitant. . 

Thomas Tha}^er is admitted an Inhabitant. 

Christopher Perrust is to deliver unto the Townsmen the deeds 
of his land instead of that bill of twenty pounds which the town 
received of him, which was for the supply of his wife, iff he, the 
said Perrust, had gone to Jamaca. 

Wm. Baker, Robt. Smith, Nath. Woodward, Thomas Sowell, 
have A grant of A parcell of Land ; the Contents of each man's 
parcell is heerafter mentioned, and the Rent that each man is to 
pay. 

Wm. Blanton is ordered to lay some Gravell in the little Lane 
that runns from Henry Phillips, his house, unto Peter Duncans. 

Henry Mason, A Brewer, is admitted an Inhabitant, and Daniell 
Turell and John Baker are hereby Bound in twenty pound to 
preserve the Town from any charge arising from the said Henry 
Mason or any of his, and hereunto bind themselves by their hands. 

DANIEL TURRELL. 
JOHN BAKER. 

M r . Robert Woodman sey is alowed to have the rent due from 
Leiut. Richard Cook for these two yeares past. 

28 of September. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Samuell Cole, Wm. Pady, Josh. 
Scottow, and Jno. Hull, 

Wm. Whitwell hath granted to him the Townes Consent for the 



140 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Continuance of his Licence to draw beer this yeare ensuing, iff the 
Court see meet. 

Upon a Motion from our Town deputies and some of the Com- 
mittee for the Millitia, There is granted the sum of fifty pounds to 
finish the worke that is now by the Country left incompleat at the 
Castle. 

Gawdy James is Admitted an Inhabitant, and Capt. Johnson 
and Wm. Salter stand engaged to save the Town from charge. 

[137.] 5: 8: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. Padd} r , Jos. 
Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

There was delivered to the Constables a country rate of two 
hundred twenty three pounds, ten shillings, ten pence. There was 
the same time delivered them a towne rate of two hundred twenty 
seven pounds, eleven shillings, eight pence. 

26: 8: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Jos. Scotto, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the constables shall allow Wm. Ware his rates 
upon consideration of his long sicknes and low estate. 

There was this day a rate for Rumny Marsh delivered to James 
Pemberton for the towne twelve pounds, thirteene shillings and six 
pence, and for the country a rate and a quarter, fifteene pounds, 
nineteene shillings. 

Itt is ordered that George Burrill shall remoove his timber by his 
shop outt of the high way by the 2d of the next mo., on penalty of 
twenty shillings. 

30: 9: 57. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Brenton, Tho: Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Wm. Brenton (sic), Wm. Paddy, Ens. Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. 
Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the Constables shall pay foure shillings, sixe 
pence to Wm. Spowell for looking to the boyes att the meeting 
house. 

Itt is ordered that twelve shillings, sixe pence bee paid to Wm. 
Salter for keeping Christopher. Holland's wife five weekes. 

Whereas M*. Sam. Cole hath intertained Elizabeth Knap into 
his house contrary to order of the towne, and the said Elizabeth 
yett rema} T nes in this towne, itt is ordered that in case the said 
Elizabeth proove to bee chargeable to the towne, such charges 
bee required of M r . Cole from time to time as first receiveing her. 

Itt is ordered that Philip Curtis bee paid twenty shillings for 
killing a wolfe att Muddy river the last winter. 

[138.] Whereas there is a parcell of land upon Long Hand 
of the townes, bounded by Walter Merryes lott and the Easterne 
end of the said Hand, containing two acres more or less ; The said 
two acres of land is lett to Wm. Winburne for ever, paying a 
bushel of merchantable barly malt yearely to the schooles use, 
every first day of March, the first payment to bee made the first 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1657. 141 

of March, which will bee in the yeare 1658, and the said land to 
bee security for payment of the said sum. 

Whereas severall yeares rent were due from Joseph Wormall for 
land of the townes which was lately in the possession of Capt. 
Savage, itt is ordered that one halfe of the said rent bee abated, 
and the other paid by Capt. Savage to the townes use. 

Itt is agreed with Capt. Savage that for the preserving the fence 
aboutt the burying place and maintaining the same, in good con- 
dition from time to time, hee shall enjoy title and use of said 
ground for twenty yeares, leaving the same in good repayer att the 
end of twenty yeares. 

29th: 10: 57. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Brenton, Sam. Cole, Win. Paddy, ens. 
Scott, ens. Hull and Wm. Davis. 

Richard Seward is admitted an inhabitant, and Nat. Fryar 
bound in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from charge. 

Whereas liberty was granted to M r . Bushnell and M r . Glover to 
sett up a pump and to repayre the well. Itt is ordered that in 
case any of the neighbours refuse to contribute to the charge of 
the sayd pump and well, itt shall bee in the power of those that 
have disbursed monyes for the same, to deny any others fetching 
water att the pump. 

Derman Mahoone is fined twenty shillings for intertaining two 
Irish women contrary to an order of the towne, and is to quitt his 
house of them forthwith att his per ill. 

25: 11: 57. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. 
Paddy, Jos. Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that M r . Brenton and Ens. Hull shall view a piece 
of land by M r . Ra3 r nsford's house, and to make returne of the 
quantity and what yearely returne itt may yield. 

Mis. Addington and Rich. Woody are fined each 5s. for their 
chimnej^es firing. 

[139.] Elizabeth Blesdale hath liberty to reside in the towne, 
and Wm. Beamsley is bound in a bond of twenty pounds to save 
the towne from any charge that may arise by her during her said 
residence, which is acknowledged by 

WILLIAM BEAMSLEY. 

Richard Taylor is allowed thirty shillings for repairing the clock 
for his direction to ring by, and is to have five pounds per annum 
for the future, provided hee bee att charges to keepe a clock and 
to repa}'re itt. 

For as much as sundry Complaints are made that severall per- 
sons have received hurt by boyes and young men playing at foot 
ball in the streets ; these are therefore to Injoyne that none be 
found at that game in any of the streets, Lanes, or Inclosures of 
this town, under the pcenalty of twenty shillings for every such 
offence. 

Whereas, much Inconvenience and burdensom charge doth 
arise to the Town by sundry persons in this town, by buing out of 



142 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

servants tymes and redeeming others from Engagements, which 
persons, either through Idleness or sickness become unable to help 
themselves, and the town therby Envolved in sundry charges ; 
these are therefore to give notice to All Inhabitants and residents 
in this Town that shall soe act, that what ever person or persons 
they soe sett att Liberty they are to see after their Imployment, 
and to secure the Town from any charge that might otherwise be 
occasioned by such. 

Itt is ordered that the house belonging to the schoole shall bee 
repaired as soone as conveniently may be in the spring. 

Itt is ordered that measures of brass bee provided as standards 
for the towne and reserved for that use. 

Itt is ordered that Francis Smith have libert} 7 to sett up a building 
att the west end of the house that was M r . Hanburyes, by the dock 
head, to bee eight foote in front, and next the dock five foote, for 
which he is to pay twenty shillings per annum, in mony, and to 
enjo} T itt during the townes pleasure, and then to remove sayd 
building upon legall notice as may appeare by a larger deede in this 
respect. 

Itt is ordered that Mis. Welthian Richards shall have liberty to 
sett up a pale before her house, foure foote from her house, for 
which shee is to pay five shillings ever}^ first of March, and to enjoy 
itt during the townes pleasure. 

22: 12: 57. 

Att a meeting of Mr. Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

There is lett to Ed. Rainsford a peice of ground behind his gar- 
den by the water side adjoyning to his now dwelling house, being 
thirtj'-sixe foote att the end of his fence, forty-five foot by Wm. 
Lane's fence, towards the marsh sixteen foote, as in the rnargent,* 
for which he is to pay two shillings per annum to the towne, and 
to enjoy itt during the townes pleasure. 

[14O.] Ben. Gillam hath five shillings abated of his fine for 
heating a pitch pott on the wharfe. 

Edward Robinson is admitted an Inhabitant, and Amos Richard- 
son and Nat. Adams, senior, acknowledge themselves bound joy ntly 
and severally in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from 
any charge that may arise by him or his family. Witues our 
hands this day. 

his 

NAT. \\ ADAMS. 

marke. 

AMOS RICHISSON. 
31 : 3 : 58. 

John Martin admitted an inhabitant, and Ben. Ward acknowl- 
edges himself, heyres and assignes bound to the towne treasurer, 
in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from any charge 
that may arise by the foresaid Martin or his family to the said 
town. Wittnes his hand, 

BENIAMEN WARD. 

* In the margin is a small sketch of the land. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1657-8. 143 

Tho Ashley is admitted an inhabitant, and Mr. Tho. Lake, "Win. 
Hudson, and Peter Olliver bind themselves, heyres and assignes, to 
the town treasurer in a bond of twenty pounds to, secure the towne 
from any charge that may arise to the towne by the said Ashle} 7 
or his family. Witness their hands.* 

WILL M HUDSON, 
PETER OLLIVER, 
THO. LAKE. 

John Peirce is admitted an inhabitant, and Nat. Bishop acknowl- 
edges himselfe, heyres and assignes, bound to the towne treasurer in 
a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from any charge that 
may arise by the foresaid Pierce or his family to the said towne. 
"VVitnes his hand. , 

NATHANIELL BISHOP. 

28: 4: 58. 

David Chapin is admitted an inhabitant and Isaak Cullimore 
acknowledges himselfe, heyres and assignes bound to the towne 
treasurer in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from any 
charge that may arise by the foresaid Chapin or his family to the 
said towne. Witnes his hand. 

ISACK CULLIMORE. 

Sarah Brewster is admitted an inhabitant and M r . Win. Paddy 
acknowledges himselfe, heyres and assignes bound to the towne 
treasurer in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from any 
charge that may arise b}- the foresaid Brewster or her family to the 
said towne. Witnes his hand. 

WILL M PADDY. 

Walter Salter is Admitted an inhabitant and Beniamin Brisco and 
Thomas Edsell doe bind themselves, heires and assignes to the 
Town Treasurer in a bond of twenty pounds to save the Town from 
any charge that may arise from the said Walter or any of his 
famil}'. 

BENIAMIN BRISCO, THOMAS EDSELL. 

[141.] 8 March, 57-8. 

Att a generall townes meeting upon publick notice from house to 
house, there were chosen for the yeare ensuing upon the townes 
service, for Deputyes, Capt. Tho. Clarke and M r . Ed. Hutchinson. 

Select men, M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Wm. Paddy, Ens. Jos. I 
Scotto, Mr. Tho. Lake, M r . Jacob Sheafe, Ens. Jno. Hull, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Surve3 r ors of Highwa}'es, Tho. Dewer, Joseph How, Ralph 
Mason, Rich. Carter, and Henry Greene att Rumny marsh. 

Clarkes of the Markett, Henry Philips and Jno. Odlin. 

Sealers of leather, Wm. Courser and Sam Norden. 

Packer of fish and meate, Wm. Dinsdale. 

Constables, Mr. Jno. Richards, Fran. Dowse, Henry Powning 
and Jno. Blake. 

Capt. James Olliver is chosen Commissioner to receive the 

* This bond is cancelled by lines drawn over it. 



144 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

proxyes for magistrates and County Treasurer, and to carry them 
to the shire meeting. 

Itt is ordered that Goodman Cop shall have some land given 
him at Braintree, according to the discretion of the select men. 

9 : 1 : 57. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Paddy, Tho. Lake, Jacob Sheafe, Jos. 
Scotto, and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Davis was chosen Recorder. 

Ens. Jno. Hull, Treasurer. 

Ens. Jos. Scotto for sealer of weights and measures. 

29: 1: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Wm. Paddy, M r . 
Jacob Sheaffe, M r . Tho. Lake, and Ens. John Hull. 

There is graunted to Wm. Copp one hundred acres of land att 
Braintree, which hee is to lay outt next to some of the lands for- 
merly granted. 

M r . Peter Olliver hath liberty to make a Cart bridge over the 
Creeke that goes to Ben. Gillams. 

Wm. Pollard hath liberty to sett upp a porch att his house 
three foote and halfe before his house, and to enjoy itt during the 
townes pleasure. 

Robert Blott is appointed to keepe the sheepe for this yeare, and 
the owners of all sheep that are putt on the common after the 10th 
of this month shall pay to the shepheard according to the order last 
yeare, and that all those that shall keepe sheepe on the common 
shall deliver them to the said shepheard, and if any are found on 
the common not delivered to the said shepheard the owners shall 
p&y 2d. for ever}" sheepe to the shepheard for every dayes trans- 
gression. 



2: 2: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Tho. Lake, M r . Jacob 
Sheafe, ens. Jno. Hull, M r . Wm. Paddy, and Wm. Davis. 

Bird Hand is lett to James Everill and Rich. Woody for sixty 
yeares, paying 12d. silver or a bushell of salt every first of 
March to the Town Treasurer, and in defect of payment att the 
day 2s. or two bushells of salt, and so 12cL or a bushell of 
salt for every month's neglect, and the said Hand is bound for 
payment. 

Whereas severall parcells of the townes ground is taken up by 
sellar doores, which proove accomodable to many of the inhabi- 
tants, and in time by custome may bee claimed to bee propriety by 
the present or future possessors of such houses as enjoy that privi- 
ledg. Itt is therefore ordered that every person that hath or shall 
have a cellar doore into any of the streets of the towne shall pay 
twelve pence ever}* first of March to the Towne Treasurer, and in 
case of non-payment the Treasurer of the Towne is impowered to 
leavy the same by distress. 

Whereas M r . Habacuck Glover hath sett up severall pillars upon 
the townes ground to support his house ; Itt is ordered that the 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1658. 145 

said Glover shall pay twelve pence for every such pillar so erected, 
ever}- first of March to the Towne Treasurer. 

Whereas divers offences arise through defective fences, and dif- 
ferent apprehensions of the sufficiency of fences betweene proprie- 
tors ; Itt is therefore ordered that all outside fences aboutt pastures 
or cornfeilds shall be substantially fenced, either with five rayles, 
or posts and pales, or sufficient stone walls, or other wise, accord- 
ing to the judgment of the select men ; and that all partitionall 
fences betweene lott and lott shall be ordered by the select men, in 
case of the disagreement of the proprietors^ and in case any dam- 
age arise to others, by the defect of fences, the party whose fence 
is defective shall pay all damages, as shall bee adjudged by the 
select men or any deputed by them upon the complaint of any 
damaged. 

Itt is ordered that demand bee made of Leiut. Turner for a high 
way from Elder Pen's to centry hill ; according to a former order 
of towne. 

There is let unto Leiut. Win. Hudson the Lane between Elder 
Pen and M r . Willson's Garden, during the Townes pleasure, he 
paying ten shillings everie first of March to the Townes Treasurer, 
and to secure it that it may be ready for passage of Horse and 
foote, without Interruption. 

[143.] Whereas by long and sad experience very many and 
greatt damages have accrued to this towne by swine, besides the 
many dangers that children have beene in of loss of life and limb, 
and elder people also of greatt hurt, by the unrulines and raven- 
ousnes of swine, and notwithstanding the law in that case provided 
by the Gen. Court that requires the making and constituting 
effectuall orders to prevent all harmes by swine. And although 
yearely endeavours have beene to attaine the end aforesaid and 
yett fruittles. 

Itt is therefore ordered that henceforth every inhabitant in this 
towne that shall keepe an}' swine within this towne after the first of 
the next month they shall constantly keepe up such swine in their 
owne ground. And in case any swine in any part of this towne, 
outt of the owner's lands, the owner of such swine shall pay for 
every such defect two shillings, sixe pence to the Townes Treas- 
urer, for the townes use, to be leavied by warrant under his hand, 
or any other of the select men, to the constable. And to the end 
this order may nott bee frustrated, itt shall bee lawfull for (and is 
desired of) every one to inform of the breach of this order, and 
shall have liberty to impound such swine, for which the one halfe 
of the fines shall bee allowed to the enformer or impounder. 

And notwithstanding the aforesaid order of keeping upp swine, 
yett shall so keep them up to the anoyance of any neighbours or 
travellers through the common streets or high wayes, upon the fore- 
said poenalty for every offence, after notice given them by any of 
the select men. 

26: 2: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Paddy, M r . Tho. Lake, M r . Jacob 
Sheafe, ens. Jos. Scotto, ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

10 



146 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Ralph Roote is appointed to keepe the Cowes this yeare, and to 
have 2s. Qd. per head for ever} T cow. 

Itt is ordered that Jno. Marshall goe through the towne to view 
whether every house is supplied with a ladder according to order 
of towne, and to returne the names of such as are defective. 

Itt is ordered that nine pounds, eight shillings bee paid to Wm. 
Cotton for mending the high way. 

Itt is ordered that Capt. Walden shall have liberty to sett upp 
two pillars under his porch, and to pay two shillings every first of 
March to the Towne treasurer. 

[144.] Whereas Jno. Conney is aboutt to burne brickes in 
his lott behind his house, and very neare other houses, Itt is 
ordered that hee shall not proceede in burning any brickes in that 
place. 

Capt. James Olliver, Ens. John Webb, Nat. Williams, Jacob 
Eliot, Tho. Gardiner, and Jno. Kenrick are appointed for the per- 
ambulation betweene Roxbury and Cambridg. 

31: 3: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Wm. Paddy, ens. 
Jos. Scotto, ens. Jno. Hull, M r . Jacob Sheafe, M*. Tho. Lake, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Jno. Peirce is admitted an inhabitant. 

Esdras Read is admitted an inhabitant. 

Capt. Jno. Cullick is admitted an inhabitant. 

Tho. Ashley is admitted an inhabitant. 

Jno. Martin is* admitted an inhabitant. 

Whereas Jno. Conny was prohibited to burne brickes in his lott 
behind his house, and } T ett nottwithstanding hath presumed to sett 
his kilne, Itt is ordered that in case hee fire the kilne hee shall pay 
ten shillings a day as a fine during the fire being in itt ; And if 
after the burning the kilne now sett hee presume to sett another 
kilne or kilnes and fire* itt, the former fine shall then bee doubled 
upon him. 

Whereas by experience itt is found that the liberty of making 
cellar doores into the streetes (though acomodable to the owners) 
proove very disadvantages to passengers in their travell to and 
fro, whereb}' they are forced to difficuhyes nott a few, Itt is there- 
fore ordered that every cellar doore that opens into any streete of 
the towne shall be cutt off two foote att the lower end of the doore, 
and laid flatt with a planke, or else paved six foote withoutt their 
cellar doores, and this to bee done by the first of October next, on 
the poenalty of twelve pence a weeke for every weekes neglect 
after the da} r proefixed. 

Itt is ordered that the marishes about this neck cannott bee fed, 
and are capable of mowing, shall bee lett outt for mowing by the 
Towne Treasurer for the townes use. As also to improove the 
Cedar swamp att Muddy river for what grass may bee cutt therein. 

24: 4: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Paddy, M r . Tho. Lake, M r . Jacob 
Sheafe, ens. Jos. Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1658. 147 

Martin Stebin is allowed to draw beere for a yeare provided hee 
provide a meet person to take care of the employment. 

29: 4: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Jacob Sheafe, M r . Tho. Lake, ens. Jos. 
Scotto, ens. Jno. Hull, M r . Wm. Padd} 7 , and Wm. Davis. 

David Chapin is admitted an inhabitant. 

Sarah Brewster is admitted an inhabitant. 

[145.] Whereas many children and others are exposed to 
many dangers by Carts, either by being left carelessly in the 
streetes without their drivers, or else by the Carters riding through 
the towne in their Carts, Itt is therefore ordered that henceforth 
all horse-carts shall bee led by the carters with a rayne, and shall 
nott be left loose in any streete, butt shall bee tyed to some place 
where they may not break loose. And itt is further ordered that 
no other Carters shall bee permitted to ride in their Carts, when 
they drive through the towne, nor leave their oxen standing loose 
in any streete ; And in case any shall bee seene to act contrary to 
this order, they shall pay two shillings for every such offence, and 
this order to take place upon every Cart that shall come to this 
towne after due publication. 

The Cedar swamp att Muddy river is lett to Ralph Mason his 
he3 T res and assignes for fifty yeares next ensuing, after the first of 
March next, in consideration whereof, hee shall pay } T early every 
first of March fourty shillings in wheate and pease proportionately ; 
and hee is to pay fourty shillings for this summer,, and a fayre livery 
Cupboard for the towne house. 

Whereas many careless persons carry fire from one house unto 
another in open fire pans or brands ends, by reason of which 
greatt damage may accrue to the towne ; It is therefore ordered 
that no person shall have liberty to carry fire from one house to 
another, without a safe vessell to secure itt from the wind, upon 
pcenalty of ten shillings to bee paid by every part} r so fetching, 
and halfe so much by those that permitt them so to take fire. 

Whereas there is ah order in force for restraint of swine (within 
this towne of Boston) from passing the bounds of their owners 
styes or fences, which though judged meete to abide as an act, 
wherein the good and welfare of this place is much concerned ; 
yett considering the present complaints of many for want of Corne 
to keepe their swine up with, and the unfitness of the season of 
the yeare for slaughter ; And that no just grievance may bee to 
any by denying the benefitt of grazing in the common this sum- 
mer ; Itt is therefore declared that no advantage shall bee taken 
against any by force of the present order untill the first of Octo- 
ber next, provided their swine bee sufficient^ yoked and ringed as 
the law hath provided in that case. And whereas for the evading 
of the fines to bee leavied by distress for trespasses of swine 
according to towne order, many have refused to owne their swine, 
Itt is therefore ordered hereby that if no owner shall appeare, the 
hoggs trespassing shall bee forfeited to the towne, iff nott owned, 
and both fine and damage done by them to bee satisfied within one 
weeke. 



148 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

[146.] 26: 5: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Paddy, Jacob Sheafe, Jos. Scotto, 
Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that there bee two houses of easement sett upp 
aboutt the dock for the accommodation of strangers and others. 

Itt is ordered that M r . Woodmans3 r es house shall bee sufficiently 
repayred before winter. 

Whereas Ens. Scotto hath erected a porch in part upon the 
townes ground, hee shall pay twelve pence by the yeare while hee 
enjoyes itt. 

29: 5: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Paddy, M r . Jacob Sheafe, Jos. 
Scotto, Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Pollard and Jos. Gridley are chosen executioners of the 
order aboutt swine being yoaked and ringed, till the other order 
for shutting up take place, and then for the observance of that 
order for this yeare. 

12: 6: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Wm. Paddy, M r . Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, 
Wm. Davis. 

Upon the complaint of greatt anoyance by tan Fatts of M r . 
Batts ; Itt is ordered that hee shall forthwith remoove what ever 
offensive upon pcenalty of twenty shillings, and if he transgress 
againe in the same kind hee shall pay twenty shillings for every 
offence. 

29: 8: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Tho. Lake, M r . Jacob 
Sheafe, Jos. Scotto, Wm. Davis, and Jno. Hull. 

Itt is ordered the Treasurer shall leavy fourty shillings of Jno. 
Conny for burning brickes contrary to order. 

Also to leavy of James Nash 20s. for annoyance of the townes 
high way. 

15: 8: 58. 

Att a publick meeting of the freemen Itt was voted that the Gen. 
Court bee desired to make a law against publick houses entertain- 
ment of any inhabitants to drink on the night after Sabbath is ended. 

29: 9: 8. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Jacob Sheafe, ens. 
Jos. Scott, ens. Jno. Hull, M r . Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer pay to Jno. Mellowes 
fifty shillings which is in full payment for a house and ground pur- 
chased of him by the select men of the towne some yeares since. 

[147.] John Rodes is admitted an inhabitant. 

Itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer pay Jonathan Negus his 
house rent for this yeare. 

Whereas fifteene pounds were given by M r . Paddy as a legacy to 
the poore of the towne, itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer dis- 
pose of the same according to order. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1658-9. 149 

3: 11: 58. 

Att a meeting of M r . Jacob Sheafe, M r . Tho. Bronghton, M r . 
Tho. Lake, ens. Jos. Scott, ens. Jno. Hill, and Wra. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that fifty shillings bee allowed to M r . Hez. Usher 
outt of his next 3 T eares assessment. 

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall forthwith provide sixe 
substantiall ladders and iron hookes, as also to gett the leather 
bucketts repayred for the townes use. 

Ben. Negoos is fined ten shillings for his chimney being on fire 
twice. 

Daniel Faulkner is fined twenty shillings for inter taming Henry 
Terry contrary to a towne order. 

Richard Staines is fined five shillings for his chiinny flaming outt 
on fire contrary to a towne order. 

31: 11: 58. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Tho. 
Lake, M r . Jos. Sheafe, ens. Jos. Scottow, and ens. Jno. Hull. 

Itt is ordered that fourty shillings bee given to the widow Fur- 
nell by the Treasurer to relieve her in low condition. 

28: 12: 58. 

Att a meeting of ens. Jno. Hull, Jos. Scottow, M r . Jacob 
Sheafe, Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas a high way was laid outt att Muddy river, as by a 
record dated June 8th, 1658, through the land of Jno. White, att 
Muddy river, and so by Tho. Gardners to the farme of Isaac 
Steadman, itt is hereby declared that the said way so laid out shall 
bee reputed the townes high way, and the other .way in the 
lane is hereby relinquished. And itt shall bee lawful for the said 
Jno. White either to fence outt the said high way, or else to sett 
up gates such as may bee easy for opening to travellers, and if 
any leave the said gates open att any time, they shall pay five 
shillings for every defect, being legally convicted thereof. 

[148.] 7: 1: 1658-59. 

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice. 

Capt. Tho. Savage and M r . Anthony Stoddard are chosen Dep- 
uties for the Gen. Court for the yeare ensuing. 

Capt. James Oliver was chosen Commissioner to carry in the 
votes for magistrates and Count} 7 " Treasurer. 

Whereas formerly itt was a custome among us to make choyce of 
Deputyes and all officers in the towne upon the second 2d day in 
March yearely, And it being judged convenient that the Freemen 
should meete distinctly as to what concerns them, Itt is therefore 
ordered that the select men shall for the future appoint the time of 
meeting for the Freemen, distinct from the general townes meetings, 
as they shall judge meete. 

9: 4: 59. 

Whereas Jeremy Murrills hath entertained Wm. Robins as a 
sojourner into his family, the said Jeremy Murrills doth bind his 



150 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

he.yres and executors to secure the towne from any charge that may 
arise by the said Robins in a bond of twenty pounds during his 
abode with him. 

his 

JEREMY X MURRILLS. 

mark. 

[149.] 4: 1: 1658-59. 

Att a Generall townes meeting upon publick notice from house 
to house were chosen for the yeare ensuing. 

Select men, M r . Thos. Broughton, Ens. Jos. Scotts, Ens. Thos. 
Lake, Ens. Jno. Hull, M r . Jacob Sheafe, M r . Hezekiah Usher, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Constables, M r . Thos. Brattle, M r . Jno. Jolliff, M r . Symon 
Lynde, and M r . John Chickley. James Bill for Rumny Marsh. 
Winchester for Muddy River. 

Survej'ors of high wa}'s, Henry Blake, Tho. Walker, Robt. 
Samford, and Ed. Cowell. Robert Butcher for Rumny Marsh. 

Packer of fish and meate, William Dinsdale. 

Clerkes of the markett, Sam. Norden, Tho. Baker. 

Sealers of leather, Bartholmew Cheevers, William Courser. 

Water bayliffs, Alexander Adams, Rich. Gridley. 

Itt is ordered that the Instructions formerly given to the select 
men, in writing, bee still in force till the towne present others to 
them. 

Itt is ordered that in case of fire breaking outt in any parts of this 
towne, which may possibly threaten ruine to a greatt part thereof 
iff not seasonably prevented by pulling downe some house or houses 
to that end ; Itt shall therefore bee lawful for the major part of 
the magistrates, Commissioners, and select men, that shall then 
bee present att the fire, or for any three of them mett together, and 
two of them concurring, to cause an}' house, or part thereof, to bee 
puld downe ; And that whatever house or part thereof bee puld 
downe by their order, shall againe bee repa} r red and made good 
by the towne to him or them who shall so have their houses 
puld down or impa} r red ; and the former order in p. 105 of this 
booke is hereby repealed. 

Itt is ordered that Leiut. Hudson shall throw open the lane by 
Elder Pens as formerly. 

[15O.] The towne this day made demand of a high way to 
Centiy Hill, through Leiut. Turner's ground, according to a former 
order of towne in 1648, which is accordingly made good by the 
said Turner. 

Upon a debate aboutt the order for cellar doores and the imposi- 
tion of 12d. upon each doore annually. 

Itt was voted in the affirmative that said order shall remaj'ne in 
force. 

24: 1: 1658-^9. 

Att a meeting of ens. Jos. Scotto, Jno. Hull, M r . Hez. Usher, 
Mr. Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis. 
Ens. Jno. Hull is chosgn Treasurer. 
M r . Tho. Lake, sealer of weights and measures. 
Wm. Davis, Recorder. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1659. 151 

28: 1: 1659. 

Alt a meeting of M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Tho. Lake, ens. Jos. 
Scottow, ens. Jno. Hull, M r . Hez. Usher, and Wm. Davis. 

Jno. Dawes is ordered to oversee the youth att the new meeting- 
house, that they behave themselves reverently in the time of divine 
worship, and to act according to his instructions therein. 

Itt is ordered that no person, whether watchman or any other, 
shall, att any time, take tobacco, or bring lighted match, or fire, 
underneath or aboutt any part of the towne house except in case of 
military exercise, upon the penalty of twenty shillings for every 
such offence, except under covert for the use of the house above. 

31: 1: 59. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Tho. Lake, M r . Hez- 
ekiah Usher, ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Upon information that Jno. White, of Muddy River, hath stopt 
up the high way that was laid outt through his feild with a stone 
wall. 

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer issue forth a warrant for a fine of 
twenty shillings for his offence, to bee leavied by distress by the 
Constable, and so from day to day twenty shillings till the said 
White open the way againe. 

25: 2: 59. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Lake, M r . Hez. Usher, ens. Jos. 
Scottow, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Clement Gross is allowed to draw beere for the yeare ensuing, if 
the County Court accept. 

Whereas Orlando Bagley hath intertained Abell Benjamin into 
his family as a sojourner, the said Orlando doth bind himselfe, 
heyres and assignes in twenty pounds to the townes Treasurer, to 
secure the towne from charge that may any way arise by the said 
Benjamin. Wittnes his hand. 

ORLANDO BAGGLEY. 

[151.] Whereas information is given of a considerable tract of 
meadow and upland belonging to this towne, which lays obscured 
under the clahne of M r . Cogans farme in Rumny Marsh. Now to 
the end that the towne might nott loose itts right, nor t yett b}^ any 
claime of the said towne the said Cogans just due diminished ; itt is 
therefore ordered that a surve}'or bee speedily sent to measure the 
said land, and according to the right due either towne or person 
aforesaid, to sett out the bounds, that the cleare right of the said 
Cogan maj- bee settled on a sure foundation, and the towne advan- 
taged to make improovement of what shall appeare justly to be their 
owne. 

5: 3: 59. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Lake, M r . Tho. Broughton, Hezekiah 
Usher, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Richard Gridley is chosen overseer for the swine, and to leavy 
two shillings, sixe pence b} T distress for every swine either unyoaked 
or unrung. And itt is hereby declared that the former order for 



152 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

shutting up swine is onety suspended by reason of scarcity of 
corne. 

Tho.. Blott is chosen Cow keeper for this yeare, and to have 
two shillings, sixe pence for everj 7 head. 

16: 3: 59. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . Hezekiah Usher, 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Francis Easts son is appointed to keepe the sheepe this }^eare, 
for which every owner shall pay 6s. for every sheepe, and two 
pence for every lamb. 

30: 3d: 59. 

Att a meeting of M r . Hez. Usher, M r . Tho. Broughton, M r . 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Jno. Wakefield is fined twenty shillings for entertaining - , 
contrary to the towne order. 

Evan Thomas is fined twenty shillings for entertaining Tho. 
Somes, contrary to a towne order. 

Henry Kemble is fined twenty shillings for entertaining Wm. 
Robins, contrary to towne order. 

Itt is ordered that the cellar by the armoury bee laid under a 
fine of twenty shillings if not secured from danger by the 10th of 
next month, and this to be notifyed to Capt. Francis Norton. 

Notice was accordingly given to Capt. Norton the same day, 
and promise to secure the same cellar. 



13 : 4 : 59. 

Att a meeting of the inhabitants upon publick notice from house 
to house. 

Francis Hudson is chosen a measurer of salt aboard of ships 
according to law. 

Itt is ordered that the title of the land in M r . Cogans hand shall 
be prosecuted by the select men. 

Itt is ordered that there shall bee a moderator chosen annually 
to regulate publick towne meetings, and for this present yeare 
Wm. Davis is chosen. 

W hereas siiiidry inhabitants in this towne have nott so well 
attended to former orders made for the securing the towne from 
charge by sojourners, inmates, hyred servants, journeymen, or other 
persons that come for help in plrysick or clryrurger} 7 , whereby no 
little damage hath already, and much more may accrue to the 
Towne. For the prevention whereof Itt is therefore ordered, that 
whosoever of our inhabitants shall henceforth receive any such 
persons before named into their houses or employment without 
liberty granted from the select men, shall pay twenty shillings for 
the first weeke, and so from weeke to weeke, twenty shillings, so 
long as they retaine them, and shall beare all the charge that may 
accrue to the Towne by every such sojourner, journeymen, hired 
servt., Inmate, &c., received or employed as aforesaid. Pro- 
vided, alwa}'es, that if an}' person so receiving any shall, within 
fifteene da} r es, give sufficient security unto the select men that the 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1659. 153 

Towne may be secured from all charges that may arise by any 
person received, and that the persons so received bee not of noto- 
rious evill life and manners, their fine abovesaid shall bee remitted 
or abated according to the discretion of the select men. And itt 
is further ordered that if after bond given by any, they give such 
orderly notice to the select men that the towne may bee fully 
cleared of such person or persons so received according to law, 
then their bonds shall be given in againe. 

25 : 5 : 59. 

Att a meeting of ens. Jos. Scottow, M r . Hez. Usher, ens. Jno. 
Hull, ens. Tho. Lake. 

Martin Stebins is licensed to draw beere for this yeare. 

L. Robt. Turner is licensed to keepe a house of publick entertain- 
ment for the yeare ensuing. 

Ens. Hull is appointed to lett out the marsh that is fitt to bee 
mowed upon the neck to the best advantage of the towne, to such 
as shall bee willing to hire them. 

[153.] 26 : 6 : 59. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, Jno. Hull, Hez. Usher, Jos. 
Scotto, Tho. Lake. 

Whereas a parcell of land was formerly lett to Jno. Shaw, 
and is since made over to M r . Symon Lynde by the said 
Shaw, Itt is hereby declared that the said L} T nde is reputed the 
renter of the said land from the towne, according to a deed drawn at 
Large. 

28: 9: 59. 

At a meeting of ens. Jno. Hull, ens. Jos. Scottow, ens. Tho. 
Lake, M r . Hez. Usher, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Joy, John Jackson, and Hugh Drury shall 
forthwith survey the mill bridge whether the foundation and timber 
worke bee firme, and accordingly to make their returne. 

Matthew Barnes is fined twenty shillings in case the mill bridg 
bee nott sufficiently secured from damage by the next fift day. 

This day was committed to the Constables a country rate for 
two hundred sixty pounds, eighteene shillings, for the Country, 
and for the towne a rate of two hundred seventy one pounds, six- 
teene shillings. 

Whereas Ens. Jos. Scottow and partners are erecting a new 
draw-bridg, there is the same libert}^ granted to them to cutt or 
make use of the townes high way for their better accommodation, 
provided they make up and keepe in repaire the said high way 
from time to time, according to a former grant to Wm. Francklin 
and Jos. Scotto, in page 109. 

30: 11: 59. 

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Jno. 
Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Courser is allowed to draw beere the } T eare ensuing. 
Instructions were given to the Water Bayliffes to cleare the 



154 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 



Flatts of all matters of anoyance by stones, ballast, &c., and to 
leave the ends of the streetes to the said Flatts, on poenalty of 
anoj'ances in the streetes. 

Goody Upsall is allowed to draw beere the yeare ensuing. 

26: 12: 1659. 

Att a meeting of ens. Jno. Hull, Tho. Broughton, Tho. Lake, 
Jos. Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, and Wm. Davis. 

[154.] 5 1, 1659-60. 

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice Capt. Tho. 
Savage and M r . Anthony Stodard are chosen Deputyes for the 
Gen. Court for the yeare ensuing. 

M r . Edward Tynge was chosen Commissioner to carry in the 
votes for magistrates and County Treasurer.* 

[155.] 12: 1: 1659-60. 

Att a generall Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house 
to house, were chosen for the yeare ensuing. 

Moderator, Wm. Davis. 

Select men, John Hull, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Wm. Davis, 
Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams, Tho. Broughton. 

Clerkes of the markett, Joseph Kellog, Tho. Dewer. 

Surve3 T ors of high ways, Theoph. Frary, Jno. Peirce, Tho. 
Bo} T den, Rich. Way, Wm. Hary for Rumny Marsh. 

Sealers of leather, Wm. English, Wm. Courser. 

Water Bailiffs, Alexander Adams, Richard Gridley. 

Packer of meate and fish, Wm. Dinsdale. 

Whereas the Constables of Muddy River and Rumny Marsh have 
nott cleared their accounts with the Town Treasurer att this day, 
there is hereby granted them one month more to effect the same, 
which, if longer deferred, they are to serve in the place of Constables 
another yeare ; butt in case they issue all accounts within a month, 
then to bee discharged, and to succede them in their places 

Constables. Ben. Child for Muddy River. 

Jno. Grower for Rumny Marsh. 

In the Towne, Wm. Alford, Jno. Baker, Henry Bishop, Augus- 
tine Lyndon. 

Resolved upon the Question 

Whether the contract made by the select men in '56, with Capt. 
James Johnson, respecting the Townes wast land in the marish 
next Ben. Ward's, should bee in force forever, itt was voted in the 
affirmative. 

Itt was voted that the instructions given formerty to the select 
men should bee in force still. 

Resolved upon the Question 

Whether the select men being necessitated to give securit}' to 
the overseers of Capt. Keayne's will for his legacy of 60 to the 
use of the poore, should bee secured by the Towne from damage 
to their owne estates, or the estates of their successors as select 
men, itt was voted in the affirmative. 

* There is a wrong entry on this page, cancelled at the time. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1660. 155 

Wm. Davis was chosen Recorder. 

Jno. Hull was chosen Treasurer. 

Capt. Hutchirison, Jos. Scottow, and Jno. Tuttill are appointed 
for perambulation with Maiden. 

[156.] Nat. Williams was chosen sealer of weights and 
measures. 

26: 1: 1660. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Broughton, ens. Jos. Scottow, ens. 
Jno. Hull, Hezekiah Usher, ens. Tho. Lake, Nat. Williams, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that Lieut. Hudson lay open the high way to 
Gentry Hill by this day moneth, upon penaltyof 10s. 

Ens. Scottow, Nat. Williams, and Wm. Davis are appointed to 
order Derman's fence that stands upon the towne high waj". 

It is ordered that Matthew Barnes, within one weeke, take in his 
fence to the line, upon the prenalty of twenty shillings. 

Itt is ordered that Wm. Waters lay open the high way through 
his garden to the mill ward within a week, on the prenalty of 
twenty shillings. 

Whereas there was liberty granted to James Johnson, Tho. 
Buttolph and others, to make use of a place for the watering 
leather, and to enjoy the said land during the Townes pleasure ; 
and whereas itt is judged convenient to improove the said land for 
the Townes future benefitt, Itt is ordered that the said land shall bee 
taken into the Townes hand unless the present possessors bee 
willing to allow 40s. per annum during the Townes pleasure. 

30: 2: 1660. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Lake, Jos. Scottow, Hez. Usher, Nat. 
Williams, Jno. Hull, Tho. Broughton, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas in the } T ear ('46) or thereaboutts the select men gave 
liberty to Henry Bridgam to sett part of his barke house upon part 
of the townes land, and builded a part of his dwelling house upon 
the said land, Itt is hereby declared that in consideration of 
fourty pounds to bee paid by him towards the erecting of an Almes- 
house in this Towne, the said land as itt is now built upon and 
fenced in (except the fence before his gate and pitts which is to 
bee set straight) , is hereby confirmed to the said Henry Bridgam, 
his heyres, executors and assignes for ever. 

Robert Blott is chosen Cow keeper. 

Jno. Vyall is allowed to draw beare for the j*eare ensuing. 

Capt. James Johnson is to enjoy the lime-pitts that formerly hee 
enjoyed for seven years, paying ten shillings per annum every first 
of March. 

[157.] 28:3:1660. 

Att a meeting of Joshua Scottow, Tho. Broughton, Hez. Usher, 
Nath. Williams, and Jno. Hull. 

Itt is ordered that Capt. Oliver shall have the allowance of 7 
in cash in consideration of a barrell of powder granted him for this 
yeare for saluting of ships. 



156 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

25: 4: 60. 

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams, Joshua Scottow, 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis, and Tho. Lake. 

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall pay M r . Snelling fivety 
foure shillings for physick administered to Robt. Higgins. 

Itt is ordered the Treasurer shall pay for old Besses lodging to 
Williams. 

30: 5: 60. 

Att a meeting of Nath. Williams, Tho. Lake, Hez. Usher, Jno. 
Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is agreed with Capt. Tho. Breedon, and his associates, that in 
consideration of their charge of erecting a sufficient wharf and 
high way before the lane by Jno. Philips house, to bee kept and 
maintained by the said undertakers, they shall enjoy the profitts of 
the said wharf for the space of twenty-one yeares from the time of 
finishing said work, provide<J they leave said wharfe and high way 
att the end of said terme, in good repayre, or else to pay twenty 
pounds to the towne. And itt shall bee in the liberty of any inhab- 
itant to come in as a partner in the same worke within sixe monthes 
after finishing said worke, they paying their equall proportion of 
charge. 

20: 6: 60. 

Att a Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house to house. 

Capt. Tho. Clarke was chosen Commissioner to jo} T ne with the 
select men for making the Conntrey Rate for this j'eare. 

Itt is ordered that the case respecting the draw-bridge in all 
respects bee determined by the Commissioners and select men, or 
the major part of them. 

Whereas there was a streete ordered formerly from M r . Haughes 
house to the Gentry Hill, and that Lieut. Robt. Turner hath lately 
erected a new house in the said line. 

Itt is ordered that the select men with the foure Captaines shall 
have power to order the said streete to the best advantage of the 
towne. 

Itt is ordered that in consideration of the high wayes (that are 
laid outt through the marsh lett to Capt. Johnson) , to bee made and 
maintained for ever by the said Johnson, and ten shillings per 
annum added to the rent for ever, hee shall enjoy the flatts before 
the said marsh in proportion with other inhabitants. 

[158.] Whereas itt is found by sad experience that many 
youthes in this Towne, being put forth Apprentices to severall 
manufactures and sciences, but for 3 or 4 yeares time, contrary to 
the Customes of all well governed places, whence they are uncapa- 
ble of being Artists in their trades, besides their unmeetnes att 
the expiration of their Apprentice-ship to take charge of others 
for government and manualHnstruetion in their occupations which, 
if nott timely amended, threatens the welfare of this Towne. 

Itt is therefore ordered that no person shall henceforth open a 
shop in this Towne, nor occupy &uy manufacture or science, till hee 
hath compleated 21 years of age, nor except hee hath served seven 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1660. 157 

yeares Apprentice-ship, by testimonj" under the hands of sufficient 
witnesses. And that all Indentures made betweene any master 
and servant shall bee brought in and enrolled in the Towne's Records 
within one month after the contract made, on penalty of ten shill- 
ings be paid by the master att the time of the Apprentices being 
made free. 

Itt is ordered that the old burying place shall nott bee broken up 
any more without leave of some two of the select men first obtained. 

27: 6: 60. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, Jno. Hull, Thomas Broughton, 
Tho. Lake, Jos. Scottow, Hez. Usher, and Nat. Williams. 

Win. Blantan is allowed to keepe a house of publick intertain- 
ment, if the court please to consent, for this j-eare. 

Itt is ordered that Mis. Sheafe shall pay two shillings per annum 
for the porch shee hath erected, and not to build upon itt, and to 
enjoy itt during the Townes pleasure. 

Att a meeting of the above named selectmen. 

Capt. Tho. Savage, M r . Rich. Parker, M r . Ed. Rawson, M r . 
Jeremiah Howchin and M r . Anthon} T Stodard being ordered att 
a publick Townes meeting to determine the case respecting the 
draw-bridg. 

Itt is ordered that M r . Scottow shall pull downe the Hutts att the 
two ends of the Bridg on the south side, and that by Humphry 
Milams, within one month after this day, on pcenalty of twenty 
shillings, and so from month to month to pay twenty shillings till 
they are pulled downe. 

[159.] 25: 8: 60. 

Att a meeting of Jno. Hull, Nat. Williams, Hez. Usher, Tho. 
Lake, and Wm. Davis. 

Evan Thomas is allowed to keepe a house of publick intertain- 
rnent for the yeare ensuing. 

29: 8: 60. 

Att a meeting of M r . Tho. Bronghton, Jno. Hull, Tho. Lake, 
Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas great inconveniences may arise by breaking up the 
Towne high wayes, to la}- dreanes for the accommodation of severall 
familyes, the practice whereof hath beene taken up withoutt 
license from the select men. 

Itt is therefore ordered that no person shall henceforth breake up 
any part of the Townes land, in any streetes thereof, for any such 
use as aforesaid, withoutt license from the select men, on pcenaltj' 
of twenty shillings for every such offence. 

Itt is ordered that the Town Treasurer shall pay three pounds 
to Mis. Cooke for her services in curing the Spanish Captives. 

5: 9: 60. 

Att a Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house to house. 

Itt is ordered that in the order against footeball plaj'ing these 
wordes bee added (inclosures withoutt the owners consent) , folio 
139. 



158 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Itt is ordered that the Commissioners and select men, or the 
major part of them, shall bee impowred to answer M r . Scottowes 
Petition aboutt the bridge in behalfe of the Towne. 

Itt is ordered that the select men shall ratify and confirme M r . 
Henry Webbs land upon Fort hill to his Executors to their proper 
use for ever. 

Whereas M r . Henry Webb bequeathed 100 to the Towne to 
bee improoved for the use of the poore, according to his will, and 
to bee reserved to that end from time to time. 

Itt is ordered that the said 100 bee improoved by the select men 
for the end aforesaid in some building fitt for that end, and that in 
case of fire hapning which may consume itt, the Towne shall reedify 
the like fabrick to the end afore said. 

[16O.] Itt is ordered that the select men shall have power to 
make use of a piece of ground in the common for the erecting an' 
almes house upon, with suitable accommodation, or to Exchange a 
piece of the Townes land for a place more convenient. 

Itt is ordered that any one of the select men shall have power to 
execute the order against gallopers in the streetes. 

Itt is ordered that the old buying place shall bee wholly deserted 
for some convenient season, and the new places appointed for bury- 
ing onely made use off. 

31: 10: 60. 

Att a meeting of Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Hez. Usher, Nat. 
Williams, Wm. Davis, and Jno. Hull. 

Upon consideration of the greatt expences Ralph Mason and 
his associates have beene att already, and are like further to bee att 
in subduing the Cedar Swamp att Muddy river, Itt is agreed that 
ten yeares shall bee added to their lease upon the same rent men- 
tioned therein. 

28: 11 : 60. 

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Jno. 
Hull, Nat. Williams, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is agreed that Tho. Grub, sen., shall enjoy the pitts by Henr}' 
Bridgams, that formerly Tho. Buttolph, sen., possessed, hee paying 
rent in proportion with Capt. Johnson, and to enjoy them for seven 
yeares. 

In reference to the accounts of Tho. Joy and partner for the 
building of the towne house, stayre cases and Conduit, and the 
compleating of the said worke, Itt is ordered that the Treasurer pay 
to the said Joy sixe hundred and eighty pounds (deducting what 
hath beene already paid) outt of the Treasury or next Towne rate ; 
whereby all contracts made with the said Joy are performed as per 
his owne hand to a writing of this date. 

25: 12: 60. 

Att a meeting of Nat. Williams, Hezi Usher, Tho. Lake, Jno. 
Hull, Wm. Davis, and Jos. Scottow. 

Wm. Ballendine is fined ten shillings for breaking up the high way 
withoutt leave to lay a dreane. 






BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1660-61. 159 

[161.] Whereas the order bearing date 25 : 6 : 56, prohibitts 
onely Butchers from throwing garbidg, &c., over wharfes and into 
the dock, Itt is hereby ordered that the same order shall bee in 
force against all other persons whatsoever (upon the same poenalty 
in that order recited) that shall offend by casting any thing that may 
annoy, into the same dock. 

Whereas a high way is laid outt through the land of Jno. White, 
at Muddy river, whereby hee pretends much damage, Itt is there- 
fore ordered that his proportion of ordinary rates to towne and 
country for the foure next yeares shall bee allowed him by the 
Towne, which allowance is accepted by the said White for full sat- 
isfaction. 

Capt. James Johnson and Amos Richardson have liberty to sett 
a fence aboutt the spring for the better accommodation of the 
Towne in the use of the water, and preserving the said spring 
from anoyance by cattell, provided they make another convenient 
watering place for cattell ; And in consideration of their charge 
herein, the Treasurer is ordered to allow them fourty shillings. 

4:1: 60-61. 

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice. 

M r . Edward Tynge and Capt. Tho. Savage are chosen Deputies 
for the yeare ensuing, both in ordinary and Extraordinary Courts. 

M r . Tho. Brattle is chosen Commissioner to carry in the votes for 
magistrates and County Treasurer. 

Itt is desired that Elder Penn, Capt. Hutchinson, and M r . Tho. 
Brattle, with the select men, draw up instructions for the Deputies 
of the Gen. Court, and to present them to the next meeting of the 
Freemen for their concurrence. 



[Here ends that part of the town records contained in the first 
volume. The following entry is written at the bottom of the page.] 



160 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 



At a Generall Court held at Bostone, 30th of May, 1660, At the 
motion of some of the Inhabitants of Bostone. 

It is ordered that the select men of the Towne, from time to 
time, shall and hereby Impowred to order- the improvement and 
feedinge of theire Commons within the necke of land, b}^ such cattle 
as the3 T shall iudge meete ; any lawe, usage, or Custom to the 
Contrarie notwithstandinge. 

This is a true Coppie of the Courts order, as Attests. 

EDWARD RAWSON, 

Secy. 

1658, 26 of 5th.* 

' Margaret Noriss, an Irishwoman, is Admitted into the Town, and 
David Faulkoner is bound to secure the Town (from any charge as 
respecting her), In a bond of seven pound. Wittness his hand. 

DAVID D. F. FAULKNER. 



* This entry about Margaret Noriss is on the following page, No. 162 in order. 
P. 163 is blank; p. 1C4 has a memorandum of penal orders in the book. On p. 165 is 
a list as follows: 

The list is almost illegible now, and I have relied largely upon the copy made by 
Mr. Morse for the city. , 

12th of the 6th, August, 1636. 

At a general meeting of the richer inhabitants there was given towards the main- 
tenance of a free school master for the youth with us, Mr. Daniel Maud being now 
also chosen thereunto: 



The Governor, Mr. Henry Vane, Esq., 

x/. 
The Deputy Governor, Mr. John Win- 

throp, Esq., x I. 
Mr. Richard Bellingham, xl *. 
Mr. Win. Coddington, xxxs. 
Mr. Winthrop, Jr., xxs. 
Mr. Wm. Hutchinson, xx s. 
Mr. Robte. Keayne, xx s. 
Mr. Thomas Olyvar, x s. 
Thomas Leveritt, x s, 
William Coulbourn, viii s. 
John Coggeshall, xiii s. iiii d. 
John Coggan, xx s. 
Robte. Harding, xiii s. iiii d. 
John Newgate, x s. 
Richard Tuttell, x s. 
Wm. Aspenall, viii s. 
John Sampford, viii *. 
Samuel Cole, x s. 
William Balstone, vi s. 8 d. 

William Brenton, . 

James Penne, vi s. 8 d. 
Jacob Ellyott, vi s. 8 d. 

On the last page is written, 

" An provision of the Geuerall Court made the 3d mo. 

"The chosen men of the townes are to see that parents traine up their children in 
learninge, labor, and imployments; if not, upon presentment of the Grand Jury, or 
other information of their neglect, the sayd Townsmen are subject to fine. 

" They may impose fines upon such parents as refuse to give the account of their 
childrens education. 

" With consent of too magistrates they have power to put for apprentice such chil- 
dren whose parents are not able and fit to bringe them up. 

" Every township, or such as are deputed for the towne affayres, shall present to 
the quarter Court all Idle and unprofitable persons, and all children who are not dili- 
gently imployed per their parents: which Court shall have power to dispose of them 
for their on welfare and common good." 



Nicholis Willys, . 

Raphe Hudson, x s. 

William Hudson, . 

William Peirce, xx s. 
John Audley, iiii *. 
John Button, vi s. 
Edward Bendall, v s. 
Isaac Grosse, v s. 
Zakye Bosworth, iiii s. 
William Salter, iiii s. 
James Pennyman, v s. 
John Pemberton, iiis. 
John Bigges, iiii s. 
Samuell Wilkes, x s. 

Mr. Cotton, . 

Mr. Wilson, xx s. 
Richard Wright, vi . viii d. 
Thomas Marshall, vi s. 8 d. 
William Talmage, iiii s. 
Richard Gridley, iiii s. 
Thomas Savidge, v s. 
Edward Ransforde, v s. 
Edward Hutchinson, iiii s. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



THERE is in the custody of the City Clerk, as part of the 
city archives, a book entitled The Book of Possessions, of 
which the following pages give a careful transcript. An 
abbreviated copy is in Drake's History of Boston. 

Nothing definite seems to be known of the origin of this 
book, and from reasons hereinafter given I presume that it 
was compiled about the year 1652. SNOW (History of Bos- 
ton, p. 128) only says that " It seems to embrace the period 
from 1640 to 1650.'" DRAKE (History of Boston, p. 785) 
makes the following statement : " In an original memo- 
randum,* made by Isaac Addington, that gentleman says, 
' When I was appointed Clerk of the County Court, in 1672, 
I found a book in that office, entitled on the cover, " Pos- 
sessions of the Inhabitants of Boston." ' Mr. Addington adds 
that while he was in office persons often came to consult the 
work, but he did not see its ' validity.'" 

Of the value of the record there can be no doubt, and I 
therefore give a little space to the consideration of its 
probable date.j 

At a meeting of the General Court, Oct. 19, 1652, it 
was voted, that whereas the passing of houses and land in 
England was effectually done in various ways, and whereas 
certain in this jurisdiction were apt to rest upon a verbal 
bargain or sale for houses or lands, henceforth no such sale 
should be good in law unless made by deed in writing, under 
hand and seal and delivered, or possession given, etc., unless 
the deed be acknowledged according to law and recorded. 
(Rec. Ill, 280.) 

They had previously, June 19, 1650 (Rec. Ill, 203), 
provided that a sale recorded by the recorder of the county 
should be sufficient without any further certifying to the 
Secretary of the General Court. 

* I have been unable to learn where this memorandum was found, and Mr. Samuel 
A. Drake writes me that the original certainly was not in his father's collection. . . 

fSnuRTLEFF (Description of Boston, p. 408) would make the date about 1643, but I 
doubt if he had carefully considered the question. 

11 



162 Crrr DOCUMENT No. 46. 

May 6, 1657 (Eec. Ill, 422), the Court recites, "The 
great neglect of many persons, in the infancy of these 
plantations, to observe any clue order or legal course for the 
confirmation of such sales and alienations of houses and lands 
as have passed," and then orders that every one who did, 
before the passage of the law of 1652, possess or occupy 
house or land in fee simple, should ever after this date hold 
the same, unless a counter-claim was prosecuted to effect 
within five years from May 20, 1657. 

We may fairly assume, therefore, that in October, 1652, 
there was an examination of the state of the titles to lands 
in the colony, and that Boston was not remiss in discharging 
this duty. 

Another circumstance may have aided in calling for a new 
record. November 13, 1644, William Aspinwall was ap- 
pointed Notary Public, and, as our records show, in that 
capacity he received acknowledgments of many deeds. In 
fact, there are references to the volume of the records of the 
Notary Public.* 

But October 15, 1651, he fell into disgrace (Rec. Ill, 
257), for charging the Court and jury with going against law 
and conscience in making the landlord pay rent to the tenant, 
and Edward Rawson was appointed Recorder of Suffolk in 
his place, to whom Aspinwall was ,to deliver " all the records 
belonging to the said county." 

At the same time, upon the request of the inhabitants of 
Boston, Jonathan Negoos was made clerk of the writs for 
that town, in his place, and Mr. Aspinwall was "ordered to 
deliver him the records of deaths, births, and marriages, as 
belonging to that office." 

Again (Rec. vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 118), October 26, 1652, 
Nathaniel Souther was appointed Public Notary for this 
jurisdiction, in the room of William Aspinwall, and took the 
oath. 

SAVAGE adds that Aspinwall went to England, and there 
published, in 1653, a queer book as prognostic of the 
millennium to open in twenty years. 

As no record of the notarial volumes remains, it is not 
improbable that Aspinwall took them away with him, and 
that the town felt the necessity of a new official record of 
lands. 

Our present volumes of Records of Deeds do not reach 
back as far as the original grants. 

* For an example see p. 54 of the Book of Possessions. I think I have seen a men- 
tion of a second volume also. There are references in the text to a second volume of 
Possessions. See pp. 43, 50, 69 and 88 of the original. Also on p. 77 there is a refer- 
ence to the " Great Book of Records of Copies, &G." 






THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 163 

The earliest deed, so far as date of record is concerned, is 
entered under date of 8 mo. (i.e., October), 1640. It is 
on page 13 of the volume, the preceding twelve pages being 
covered by miscellaneous matters. 

Perhaps the most important of these papers are those re- 
lating to a number of passengers sent over in 1651, by the 
ship "John and Sarah," printed in the " N. E. Historical 
and Genealogical Register," pp. 377-380. They are sup- 
posed to have been a part of the Scotch prisoners taken by 
Cromwell at the Battle of Dunbar, Sept. 3, 1650. 

The Record proceeds with reasonable regularity from that 
date, although volumes 112 and 114 have been missing ever 
since the Revolution, and a portion, pp. 280-340, inclusive, 
is wanting to volume 19.* 

The second volume of deeds was begun April 7, 1654, 
by Edward Rawson, as he attests on the first page of the 
book. 



The internal evidence points strongly to the summer of 
1652 as the date of the compilation. Our Boston records 
(printed in the N. E. Hist. Gen. Register, x., 71) give 
the following deaths here : 

Sept. 14, 1652, Bozoun Allen died. 

March 1, 1651-2, William Ludkin drowned. 

March 1, 1651-2, Samuel Oliver drowned. 

March 1, 1651-2, George Bennet drowned. 

Aug. 24, 1652, Adam Winthrop died. 

Sept. 19, 1652, Mathew Parker died. 

Sept. 26, 1652, Thomas Stanbury died. 

Oct. 9, 1652, *Arthur Perry died. 

Oct. 7, 1652, William Blanchard died. 

Dec. 15, 1652, *Rev. John Cotton died. 

Jan. 18, 1652-3, *Captain William Tyng died. 

Jan. 1, 1653-4, *John Low died. 

Jan. 20, 1653-4, * William Dening died. 

Nov. 21, 1653, *Robert Woodward died. 

May 16, 1654, *Thornas Wheeler died. 

June 28, 1654, Samuel Norton died. 

July 23, 1654, *Mr. William Hibbins died. 

July 31, 1654, John Avery died. 

Dec. 9, 1654, *Maj. -Gen. "Edward Gibbons died. 

Dec. 13, 1654, *Barnabas Fawer died. 

* I do not know when this loss occurred. I believe it was unknown to the present 
excellent Registrar until this year. 



164 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

The above list, in which those mentioned in the Book of 
Possessions are marked with a star, shows that none are 
named who died before October, 1652, while several are 
named who died very soon after. The only exception is 
William Blanchard, who died October 7, but who is not in 
the list. Probably he was not a householder. 

The most striking cases, showing where the line was drawn, 
are those of Adam Winthrop, omitted, who died August 24, 
1652, and Rev. John Cotton and Captain William Tyng, 
mentioned, who died respectively in December and January 
following. 

The persons omitted, who died earlier in 1652, were men 
of note, and presumably householders. Bozoun Allen was 
a very prominent citizen ; William Luclkin was a constable ; 
Samuel Oliver, George Bennett, and Thomas Stanbury, all 
were married men with families. The inference is very 
strong, that had they been alive when the list was made 
their names would have appeared. 

I have noticed but few apparent exceptions. Thus Jacob 
Eliot is named, but I think that the person meant was not 
Dea. J., who died in 1651, but his son, of the same name. 
So in the case of Atherton Haugh, or Hough, who is named, 
but who died September 11, 1650. His only child was Rev. 
Samuel H., of Reading, a non-resident, which fact may have 
caused the estate to be mentioned in the father's name. 

Other cases may hereafter be found to correct the above 
suggestions ; but in the mean time I must continue to consider 
the evidence as pointing to the summer of 1652 as the date 
of this great original record of the distribution of lands in 
the town of Boston. 

W. H. W. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



165 



List of persons described as owners of land in Boston in 
the Book of Possessions. 

[See also General Index of Names at the end of this 
volume.] 



Anderson, John, 
Arnold, John, 
Aspinwall, William, 
Baker, John, 
Barrell, George, 
Bates, George, 
Baxter, Nicholas, 
Beamont, Thomas, 
Beamsle}*, William, 
Beck, Alexander, 
Belchar, Edward, 
Bell, Thomas, 
Bellingham, Richard, 
Bendall, Edward, 
Bennett, Richard, 
Biggs, John, 
Bishop, Nathaniel, 
Blantaine, William, 
Blott, Robert, 
Bosworth, Zaccheus, 
Bourne, Nehemiah, 
Bourne, Garret, 
Bowen, Griffith, 
Brisco, William, 
Browne, Edward, 
Browne, Henry, 
Browne, William, 
Browne, James, 
Burden, George, 
Busbie, Nicholas, 
Buttolph, Thomas, 
Button, John, 
Carter, Richard, 
Chaffie, Matthew, 
Chamberlaine, William, 
Chappell, Nathaniel!, 
Cheevers, Bartholomew, 
Clarke, Arthur, 
Clarke, Christopher, 
Clarke, Thomas, 
Coggan, John, 
Cole, John, 
Cole, Samuel, 

Cole, , 

Coleborn, William, 
Compton, John, 



Cooke, Richard, 

Copp, William, 

Corser, William, 

Cotton, John, 

Cranwell, John, 

Croychley, Richard, 

Cullimer, Isaac, 

Davies, James, 

Da vies, John, 

Davies, William, 

Davis, William, Sr., 

Davis, William, Jr., 

Deming (or Dening), William, 

Dennis, Edmund, 

Dinsdale, William, 

Douglas, William, 

Douse, Francis, 

Dunster, , 

East, Francis, 
Eaton, Nathaniel, 
Eliott, Jacob, 
Everill, James, 
Everill, James, 
Fairbanks, Richard, 
Fanes, Henry, 
Fawer, Barnabas, 
Fish,. Gabriel, 
Fletcher, Edward, 
Fletcher, Roger, 
Flint, Mr., 
Flint, Mr., 
Foster, Thomas, 
Fowle, Thomas, 
Foxcroft, George, 
Franklin, William, 
Gallop, John, 
Gibones, Edward, 
Gillom, Benjamin, 
Glover, John, 
Goodwin, Edward, 
Greames, Samuel, 
Gridley, Richard, 
Griggs, George, 
Grosse, Edmund, 
Grosse, Isaac, 
Grubb, Thomas, 



166 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 



Gunnison, Hugh, 

Hailestone, William, 

Hansett, John, 

Harker, An th 0113*, 

Harrison, John, 

Haugh (or Hough) , Atherton, 

Hawkins, James, 

Hawkins, Thomas, 

Hawkins, Thomas, 

Hibbins, William, 

Hill, John, 

Hill, Valentine, 

Hogg, Richard, 

Hollich, Richard, 

Houtchin, Jeremy, 

Howen, Robert, 

Hudson, Francis, 

Hudson, William, 

Hudson, William, Jr., 

Hull, Robert, 

Hunne, Anne, widow of George, 

Hurd, John, 

Hutchinson, Edward, 

Hutchinson, Richard, 

Ingles, Maudit, 

lyons (otherwise Irons), Ma- 

thew, 

Jacklin, Edward, 
Jackson, Edmund, 
Jackson, John, 
Jephson, John, 
Johnson, James, 
Jo3', Thomas, 
Judkiri, Job, 
Keayne, Robert, 
Kenrick, John, 
Kirkby, William, 
Knight, Sarah, 
Lake, John, 
Langdon, John, 
Lawson,' Christopher, 
Leger, Jacob 
Letherland, William 
Leverit, John, 
Leverit, John, 
Leverit, Thomas, ' 
Lippincott, Richard, 
Lowe, John, 
Lugg, John, 
Lyle, Francis, 
Makepeace, Thomas, 
Marshall, John, 



Marshall, Thomas, 
Mason, Raph, 
Mattox, James, 
Maud, Daniel, 
Meeres, Robert, 
Mellows. John, 
Merry, W r alter, 
Messinger, Heniy, 
Michell, George, 
Mil lard, Thomas, 
Milom, John, 
Hunt, Thomas, 
Nanney, Robert, 
Nash, James, 
Nash, Robert, 
Negoos, Benjamin, 
Negoos, Jonathan, 
Newgate (or Newdigate) , John, 
Odlin, John, 
Offley, David, 
Oliver, James, 
Oliver, John, 
Oliver, Thomas, 
Page, Abraham, 
Painter, Thomas, 
Palmer, John, Sr., 
Palmer, John, Jr., 
Parker, Jane, 
Parker, Nicholas, 
Parker, Richard, 
Parsons, William, 
Pasmer (or Passmore), Barthol- 
omew, 

Pease, Henry, 
Pell, William, 
Pelton, John, 
Pen (or Penn) , James, 
Perry, Arthur, 
Phillips, John, 

Phippeni (or Phippeny), David, 
Phippeni, Joseph, 
Pierce, William, 
Pope, Ephraim, 
Rainsford, Edward, 
Rawlins, Richard, 
Remolds, Robert, 
Rice, Joanes, 
Rice, Robert, 
Rowe, Owen, 
Richardson, Amos, 
Roote, Raph, 
Salter, William, 






THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



167 



Sanford, Richard, 
Savage, Thomas, 
Scott, Joshua ; 
Scott, Robert, 
Scott, Thomas, 
Seaberry, John, 
Sedgwick, Robert, 
Sellick, David, 
Sherman, Richard, 
Shoare, Sampson, 
Shrimpton, Henr} T , 
Sinet, Walter, 
Smith, Francis, 
Smith, John, 
Spoore, John, 
Stanle}', Christopher, 
Stevenson, John, 
Straine, Richard, 
Sweete, John, 
Symons, Hemy, 
Synderland, John, 
Talmage, William, 
Tapping, Richard, 
Teft, W T illiam, 
Thomas, Mr., 
Thwing, Benjamin, 
Townsend, William, 



Truesdale, Richard, 
Turner, Robert, 
Tuttle, Anne, 
T}'ng, Edward, 
Tyng, William, 
Usher, Hezekiah, 
Vyall, John, 
Waite, Gamaliel, 
Waite, Richard, 
Walker, Robert, 
Ward, Benjamin, 
Webb, Henry, 
Werdall, William, 
Wheeler, Thomas, 
White, Charity, 
Wiborne, Thomas, 
Willis, Nicholas, 
Wicks, William, 
Wilson, John, 
Wilson, William, 
Winge, Robert, 
Winthrop, Deane, 
Woodhouse, Richard, 
Woodward, Nathaniel, 
Woodward, Nathaniel, 
Woodward, Robert. 



168 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



[NOTE. In the following transcript the abbreviations of the original have 
been followed, except in regard to "wth," " wthin," " &," and " w ch ," respect- 
ively printed "with," "within," "and," "which." These occurred so often 
that exactness in copying would have disfigured the text greatly. So, also, 
the use of capitals in the words east, south, west, north, has been abandoned, 
as the original was very irregular, and a partial use would have made the text 
less easily understood. The pagination of the original is given herein in 
brackets. W. H. W.] 

[3.] * The possession of Mr. Deane Winthropp within the Limits 
of Boston. 

One Farme at Fallen poynt, conteineing about one hundred and 
twenty Acres, be it more or lesse, bounded with M r . Pierce's lott 
on the north, the Bay and Fisher's Cove on the west: Pullen 
point on the south : and the Sea on the east. 

6 (10) 1649. Bridget Pierce and William Pierce, of Boston, 
granted unto M*. Deane Winthrop, of Boston, all that theire 
Messuage and Farme at Pullen point (adjoining unto the Farme of 
the sd Deane Winthrop), containeing one hundred Acres, be the 
same more or lesse, with all the outhouseing, fences, wood, and all 
other appurtenances ; and this was by an absolute deed of sale, 
dated 14 (11) 1647. 

Witnes WM. ASPINWAL, BRIDGET PIERCE and a scale. 
JOHN EVERED, WILLIAM PIERCE and a scale. 

[4.] Blank. 



[5.] The possession of Richard Bellingham, Esqr., within the 
Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and Lott about a quarter of an acre, bounded on 
the east with the streete : Christopher Stanley, John Biggs, James 
Browne, and Alexander Becke on the south : Joshua Scotto on the 
west ; and M r . William Tynge on the north. 

2. Also a garden plott, bounded with M r . John Cotton and 
Daniell Maude on the north : the highway uppon the east : John 
Coggan on the south : and 

3. Also a piece of Marsh, bounded with John Hills and the 
highway on the west : the Common Marsh on the north : John 
Lowe on the east : Henry Sj'inons, John Hills and the Cove on the 
south. 

* Pages 1 and 2 are missing, if, indeed, they were more than a cover. 






THE BOOK or POSSESSIONS. 169 

[6.] M r . TJwmas Foivle's possession within the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One bouse and garden, bounded with Walter Sinet on the 
south : Thomas Buttolph on the east : the highstreete on the west : 
and Jacob Leger on the north. 

[7.] The possessions of M r . William Hibb ins within the Limits 
of Boston. 

1. One house, garden and stable, bounded with M r . John 
Winthrop's on the west : Richard Sherman and some part of the 
Fortt streete on the south : the Springate on the north : and John 
Spoore on the east. 

2. Also sixe score Acres of land at Muddy River, bounded with 
M r . Thomas Oliver on the north : Edward Bendall on the west : 
together with Thomas Snowe and Willm. Talmidge : Boston Com- 
mon on the south : and Roxbury bounds south east. 

3. Also twenty-fyve Acres of Marsh at Mudcty River, bounded 
[by] Muddy River, Charles River, and a creeke in forme of an 
Isthmos. 

4. Also a house and Farme of three hundred and fifty Acres, or 
thereabouts, at Muddy River, bounded M r . Win. Tyng on the 
south : Cambridge bounds on the northwest : and Dedham bounds 
on the southwest. 



[8.] The possessions of Major Echvard Gibones ivithin the 
Limits of Boston. 

1. His dwelling house, together with other houseing, and a gar- 
den, bounded with the streete on the west and on the north : M r . 
John Wilson on the east and on the south. 

2. Also another house and lott, bounded on the east with John 
Smith : Robert Nash on the west : the streete on the south : and 
the Cove or Mill Pond on the north. 

15 (8) 1649. John Milom, of Boston, coop, granted unto 
Edw. Gibons of the same, merch 4 ., one quarter part of the water 
mill or mills, and of all the watercourses, milldams, sluces and 
floodgates thereto belonging, situat in Boston, and one fourth part 
of all the lands, houses, edifices, buildings, meadowes, marshes, 
tenements and hereditaments, with the appurtenances appertaining 
to the scl. mill or mills, and of all emoluments, p'fitts, and com- 
odities which may be raised of the premises. And this was by 
an absolute deed of sale, dated 12 (8) 1649. Signed, John 
Milom and a seale ; witnessed by John Dane, John Mills ; acknowl- 
edged by the said Jo : Milom to me, William Aspinwall, this 
15 (8) 49. 

M r . Atherton Haugh, his possessions within the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the streete on the east 
and on the north : Arthur Perry on the west : and Francis Lyle on 
the south. 

2. Also another house and garden, bounded with M r . Hibbins 
on the east : the Comon on the west : Richard Sherman on the 
north : and the streete on the south. 



170 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 



[9.] The possession of M r . John Cotton within the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden, about halfe an Acre, with an Acre ad- 
jo} T neinge, bounded' with Sudbnry streete on the east: Edward 
Bendall on the north : the Gentry hill on the west : and M r . 
Bellingham and Daniel Maude on the south. 



[1O.] M r . William Tyng, his possessions within the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house, one close, one garden, one greate yard, and one 
little yard before the hall windowe, bounded with M r . Richard Bel- 
lingham and the streete that goes to the Dock, southwards : Benja- 
min Thwing and Wm. Wilson, westward : George Burden, Francis 
Dowse, Jeremy Houthin, Sarah Knight and Samuel Greames, 
northward : John Glover, Wm. Hudson, junior, George Burden and 
Hugh Gunnison and the streete, eastward. 

2. Also in the Mill field Marsh, eighteen yards and foure rodd 
in breadth from the ditch, and so all the depth of the marsh thus 
bounded : David Phippeni on the ditch north east : the high way 
southeast : the marsh granted to the millne southwest : Thomas 
Marshall and John Oliver north west. 

Capt. Robert Keayne, his possessions within the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the marketstreet on 
the north : the high street on the west : Richard Fairebanks on the 
south : and M r . Hudson on the east. 

2. Also a garden, bounded with John Spoone, east : William Pell, 
north :* and Robert Rice, north.* 

[11.] The possession of M T . John Wilson ivithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house arid barne, two gardens and a }*ard, bounded with 
the water streete on the south : Anthonie Stoddard and Wm. 
Franklin on the east : the Cove street and Major Edward Giboues 
on the north : Major Gibones, Wm. Courser, and John Coggan on 
the west. 

M r . Dunster's possession within the Limits of Boston. 
One house and yard, bounded with Thomas Hawkins on the 
west and the north : and the streete on the east and the south. 



John Newgate, his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden, conteineinge about three quarters of an 
Acre, bounded with- Henry Fane northwards : the new field west- 
wards and southwards : Anne Hunne, vid. George Hunne, east- 
wards. 

Daniel Maud, his possession ivithin the Limits of Boston. 
One house and garden, bounded with M r . Bellingham south and 
west : M r . Cotton north : and the streete east. 



Thus in the original. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 171 

[13.] The possession of M r . Thomas Oliver within the Limits 
of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded on the north with Richard 
Fairebanks and Capt. Robert Keayne : Win. Courser and the lane 
on the east : the Springate on the south : and the streete on the 
west. 

2. Also one Acre and halfe in the New Field, bounded with 
Richard Fairebanks on the south ;* the Marsh on the west ; and 
Richard Carter on the south.* 

3. Also a garden plott, bounded with Robert Scott on the east 
and the west ; James Pen and John Kenricke north. 

The possession of Robert Howen within the Limits of Boston. 

One house and garden, containeinge about a quarter of an Acre, 
bounded with Sudbury streete north east : Robert Meeres south 
east : Anne Hunne, vid. George Hunne, northwest : Valentine 
Hill southwest. 

[14.] The possessions of M r ~ Thomas Leverit within the limits 
of Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded with M r . John Winthropp's on 
the east : the streete and Robert Scott on the north : the marsh of 
M r . Winthropp on the south : and the ould meetinge house, Robert 
Scott, M r . Henry Weebb, and Thomas Parsons on the west. 

30 (1) 1646. David Selleck granted to M r . Thomas Leverit 
one acre ground, be it more or lesse, bounded Richard Parker and 
Edward Hutchinson west : M r . Stoughton south : Thomas Leverit 
west : which lyeth in the Newfield, as appears by a deed, dated 
20 (12) 1645, acknowledged before M r . Winthrop, Dep. Gover., 
30 (1) 1646, by Dav. Selleck. 

7 (12) 1650. John Milom, of Boston, for valuable considera- 
tion received, granted unto Capt. John Leveret, of Boston, a 
p'cell of land neere the mill, being betweene fourty-five and fifty 
foote in length by the Mill Creeke, bounded toward the west and 
the north by the high wa} T : the Mill Creek northeast : and Thomas 
Marshall toward the South: with free liberty of egresse and 
regresse in and out of the Mill Creeke with vessell or vessells not 
prejudiceing the mill streame : and this was by deed dated 
27 (6) 1648. 

Edmund Jackson, his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the lane south: John 
Leverit east : John Mellowes north : and Sudbury streete west. 

2. Also in the new field about three Acres, bounded with Valen- 
tine Hill south : Robert Meeres west : Georg Burden north : and 
David Sellick east. 

17 (5) 1645. John Davies granted to Edmund Jackson 10 
foote in breadth, and 40 foote in length, as appeares in the Record 
in the booke of mortgages, p. 61, which is againe sould to Heze- 
kiah Usher, 1 (12) 1646. 

5 (8) 1646. John Davies, of Boston, granted to Edmund 

* Thus in the original. 



172 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 



Jackson (both of Boston) his dwelling house and } T ard, in Boston, 
bounded with M r . Wilson north : Edmund Jackson east : market 
place south : John Coggan west : b} r an absolute sale, dated 5 
(8) 164- : acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, 
6 (8) 46 : which is also sould to Hezekiah Usher, 1 (12) 1646. 
See in this booke, p. . 



[15.] The possession of "William Copp ivithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott of halfe an Acre in the Mill field, bounded 
with Thomas Buttolph southeast : John Button northeast : the 
marsh on the southwest : and the Elver on the northwest. 

John Melloices, his possession within the limits of jEtoston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with Edmund Jackson 
south : John Leverit east : John Cole north : and the streete west. 

2. Also at Braintree, one hundred thirty-two Acres, bounded 
with James Browne northwards : John Davies southwards : John 
Webb and the Rocky comon westward ; the mouth of Monotaquit 
River and the Bay eastwards. 

3. Also eight Acres, bounded with John Webb east : James 
Brown and Wm. Werdall north : and Monotaquit River southwest. 

4. Also Foure Acres and halfe marsh, bounded with James 
Brown north : Zaccheus Bosworth west : and Monotaquit river 
southeast. 



[16.] The possession of Edward Goodwin within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott, about halfe an Acre, bounded with John 
Sweete southeast : Thomas Buttolph northwest and southwest : 
and the baye northeast. 

5 (11) 1648. One house and garden, bought of Sampson 
Shore, being bounded with Sampson Shore southeast and north- 
west : Matthew Chaffie northeast : and Christopher Gibson south- 
west ; with privilege of the well, and landing his goods or wood on 
Sampson Shore's wharfe, p'vided it stands not above eight dayes ; 
and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 5 (11) 1648, 
sealed and d'd before William Aspinwall, Nota. publ. 

22 (10) 1649. Sampson Shore granted unto Edward Goodwin 
his garden, in Boston, being bounded southwest with Thomas 
Faulconer : the cove southeast : M r . Joshua Clerk and Matthew 
Chaffie northeast : and the streete northwest : and this was by an 
absolute deed, dat. 22 (10) 1649. 

11 (2) 1651. Sampson Shore, of Boston, granted to Edward 
Goodwin, of Boston, a house and garden in Boston, bounded on 
the southeast and northwest with his own land ; Matthew Chaffy 
northeast ; and Cristopher Gibson southwest ; together w r ith the 
priviledges of the well, and landing of goods or wood uppon the 
wharfe, p'vided they lye not there above eight dayes ; and this 
was by a deed, dated 5 (11) 1648, sealed and d'd in presence 
of W m . Aspinwall, Notary public. This is againe sould to 
Nathaniel Adams. 



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Gabriel Fish, his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard, bounded with John Davies on the south 
and on the west : Valentine Hill on the north : and the streete on 
the east. 

[17. ] The possession of John Sweete within the limits of Boston. 

One house and lott, about one Acre and quarter, bounded with 
Edward Goodwin northwest : Isaac Grosse southeast : Christopher 
Stanley southwest : and the Bay northeast. This is soulde to W m . 
Wicks. See p. 122. 

7 (1) 1648. Mark Hawes* granted unto John Sweete all that 
parcell of the shopp (formerly John Milom's) then in possession of 
the s'd Marke Hawes, and that parcell of ground towards the 
sea, conteineing in breadth fourteen foote and halfe, and two 
3'nches, and in length as far as the said Milom had any right to 
grant ; and also that parcell of ground on the back side, con- 
tein'g in breadth sixteene foote and halfe, and in length twenty- 
sixe foote, with all privileges, &c. ; and this was by an absolute 
assignement, dated 7 (9) 1647 ; acknowledged before mee, William 
Aspinwall, Notarius pub. This is assigned to John Farnam, 
Lib. 2. Vide page 30, in Cullimore's possession. 



Henry Pease, his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the lane on the east: 
the streete on the south : John Leverit on the west : and the Cove 
on the north. 

2. Also a Farme at Braintree, bounded with the Coinon on 
the north and the west : James Everill on the south and the east. 

3. Also one acre three quarters of marsh at the Mount, com- 
passed east, west, and south with James Everill's marsh : and a 
salt baj T on the north. 



[18.] The possession of John Seaberry within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden, about half an Acre, bounded with Isaac 
Grosse northwest: Walter Merry southeast and southwest: and 
the sea or bay northeast. 



John Smith, his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded with the streete on the south : 
John Davies on the east : Major Edward Gibones on the west : 
and the Cove on the north. 

[19,] The possession of Walter Merry within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott, about an Acre, bounded with John Seaberry 
and Isaac Grosse northwest ; John Sweete southwest and on the 
southeast. 

John Davies, his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with James Johnson north ; 

* This name is very indistinct. 



174 .CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Gabriel Fish and Valentine Hill east : John Smith west : and the 
streete south. 

2. Also at Braintree, thirt}' sixe Acres, bounded with John 
Mellowes northward : Ziiccheus Bosworth southward : John Webb 
westward : and Monotaquid River eastward. 

3. Also one Acre of marsh, bounded with Zaccheus Bosworth 
north and west : and Montaquid River south. 

5 (2) 44; 29 (2) 45. M r . John Wilson, of Boston, sould to 
John Davies 45 foote in front to the streete, and 40 foote in depth, 
bounded with the said M r . Wilson's garden north and east, and the 
market steed south : and John Coggan west : by an absolute deed 
of sale, dated 5 (2) 44, and 29 (2) 45 ; acknowledged before John 
Winthrop, Governor,' 23 (8) 46. In which writeing John Davies 
is bound to make and maintaine the fence between M r . Wilson 
and him, and not to annoy him with any stinks or jackes. This 
after was sould to Edmund Jackson. See p. 14. 

[2O.] The possession of Wm. Beamsley within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and houselott about halfe an Acre, bounded with 
Anne Tuttle on the south and southwest : the bay on the east : and 
Isaac Grosse north and northwest. 

2. Also at Mudd}' River sixteene Acres bounded with John 
Digges on the east, Thomas Grubb on the west, the cedar swamp 
on the south : and the marsh and River uppon the north. 

6 (5) 1650. Wm. Phillips granted unto Wm. Beamsley of 
Boston a p'cell of land in the mill field in Boston being two hun- 
dred- thirty eight foote in length and (towards the southeast) foure 
score foote in breadth, *and northwest sixty foote more or lesse : 
bounded with M rs . Maiy Hawkins on the south east ; Richard 
Bennet southwest ; and my owne land northwest and northeast : 
and this was b} T an absolute deede dated 6 (5) 1650. 

The possession of James Johnson within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Hawkins north- 
east ; the streete southeast and southwest : and the Cove north- 
west. 

2. Also a garden neere the Comon bounded with John Leverit 
north : George Burden south : Anthony Harker east : and the 
Comon on the west. 

3. Also an Acre in the new field bounded with John -Biggs on 
the north ; Francis Loyall west : Zaccheus Bosworth south : and 
Thomas Clarke east. 

4. Also three quarters of an Acre of marsh and upland bounded 
with the Cove on the north and the east : John Smith west : and 
John Davies south. 



The possession of Anne Tuttle within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with W Beamsley on the 
north : Nehemiah Bourne on the south : the Bay on the east : and 

2. Also a Farme at Rumney Marsh, bounded with John Coggan 






THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 175 

on the north ; Samuel Cole on the south ; the sea on the east : and 
the high wa} T on the west. 

Also a house and garden bounded with W m . Teft east : Thomas 
Foster south : Georg Griggs west : and the mill streete north. 

The possession of Bartholomew Cheevers within the limits of 
Boston . 

One house and garden bounded with the streete southeast : the 
cove northwest : and on the northeast Robert Hull. 



The possession of Capt. Nehemiah Bourne within the 
Limits of Boston. 

One house and Garden bounded with Anne Tuttle on the north : 
Captaine Hawkins on the south : the Bay on the east : and on the 
north. 



The possession of John Arnold within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Hunt on the east : 
the streete south : and the high way north : and John Jackson 
west. 

[23.] The possession of Capt. Thomas Hawkins within the 
Limits of Boston. 

* [One house and garden bounded with Capt. Bourne on the 
north : the Bay on the east : Edward Bendall on the south : 
and ] 

30 (II 1 ! 1 ) 1650. Edward Bendall granted to Capt. Thomas 
Hawkins a certaine p'cell of land situat in Boston, the bounds 
thereof beginning fourty foote to the northward from that lott which 
was Hr. Robert Thompsons and so to Hajor Nehemiah Bournes 
lott, running with a streight line according as Major Bournes pales 
run from the seaside (toward the east), and unto the railes of 
Christopher Stanley toward the west, the southerly side funning 
neere parallell unto this : and this was by an absolute deed of sale 
dat. 30 (11) 1645. 

EDW. BENDALL and a scale. 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of 

WILLIAM ASPINWALL Not 7 publ. 



TJie possession of John Jackson within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with John Arnold east : the 
streete south : the highway north : and Robert Hull west. 

[24.] The possession of Ensigne TJiomas Savadge within the 
limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded on the east with the Bay: 
Edward Bendall on the north : the lane on the south : and Christo- 
pher Stanley on the west. 

2. Also a Farme at Braintree lyeing in two parts : the one con- 
taineing thirty-eight Acres and a quarter bounded with Rocky ground 

* Apparently cancelled at the time. 



176 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

westwards : James Everill north : Richard Cooke south : and a 
salt Bay east. The other conteines twenty sixe Acres and is 
bounded with Rocky ground eastwards : William Werdall and 
George Hunne westwards : James Everell north : and Richard 
Cooke south. 

3. Also one Acre three-quarters of marsh, bounded with Oliver 
Mellowes east and north : Richard Cooke west : Monotoquit River 
south. 

4. Also. 

John Oliver his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with Valen- 
tine Hill northeast and southeast : John Pierce and John Knight 
southwest : and the streete northwest. 



[25.] The possession of Edmund Grosse within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house lott bounded with the lane north : Samuel Cole south : 
Isaac Cullimer west : and the Bay east. 

This was sould to John Anderson p. 124-5. 

W m . Werdall his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with John Miiom southwest :* 
John Hill northeast : the streete northwest : and the high way 
southwest.* 

2. Also at Braintree twenty Acres bounded with John Mellowes 
south : George Hunne north : a Rocky bottome and monotaquit 
River west : James Browne, Richard Cooke and Thomas Savage 
east. 



[26.] The possession of Samuel Cole within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden in Boston bounded with Edmund Grosse 
north : the Bay east : Isaac Cullimer southwest. 

The possession of John Hill within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house bounded with Henry Symons on the east : M r . 
Bellingham on the north : the streete on the west : and the Cove 
on the south. 

1. Also one smale lott of a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Sampson Shore northeast: John Milom southwest: the streete 
northwest : and the Cove southeast. 



[27.] The possession of M r . Thomas Clarke within the Limits 
of Boston. 

One warehouse and houselott bounded with the Cove and Thomas 
Joy on the south : Isaac Cullimer on the west : Thomas Joy 
northwest : and Isaac Cullimer northeast. 



The possession of Thomas Marshall within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with the 

* Thus in the original. 



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marsh southeast : the streete south west and northwest : John 
Pierce or John Knight on the northeast. 

8 (6) 1648. John Milom granted to Thomas Marshall a p'cell 
of land in Boston neere to the watermill, bounded with the mill 
Creek northeast : Thomas Marshall southwest : the high way 
northwest : and John Milom southeast : being sevent} r six foote 
on that side next Thomas Marshall and seventie foure foure* foote 
at the Creeke, thirty foote on the southeast side and fourtie foure on 
the northwest: with libertie of egresse and regresse in the sd. 
Creek with boats, lighters and other vessells as he shall have occa- 
sion. And it is agreed that the sd. Tho. Marshall shall not build 
any neerer the Creeke than the new dwelling house of the sd. 
Milom, and that he shall not hinder the mills going by an} r vessel 
or vessells in the Creeke. Dat. 2 (3) 1648, and acknowledged 
before M r . Rich. Bellingham, 8 (6) 1G48. 

[28.] The possession of Thomas Joy icithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and lott about halfe an Acre, and another house 
adjoyneing bounded with M r . Thomas Clarke northwest, northeast 
and southeast : and the Cove southwest. 

2. Also one Acre lyeing betweene Isaac Cullimer northeast: 
Richard Rawlins southwest : Christopher Stanley northwest : and 
M r . Clarke southeast. 

The possession of John Low within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the marsh northwards and 
eastwards : the Cove southwards : and M r . Bellingham on the 
west. 



The possession of Richard Rawlins ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden about an Acre and three quarters bounded 
with Isaac Cullimer southwest : Thomas Joy northeast : M r . 
Clarke southeast : and Christopher Stanley northwest. 



Henry Symons possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and 'lott bounded with M r . Bellingham on the north 
and east : John Hill on the west : and the Cove southwards. 

[3O.] The possession of Isaac Cullimer within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden about three quarters of an Acre 
bounded with Richard Rawlins northeast : Christopher Stanley 
northwest : Francis Hudson and Bartholomew Pasmer southwest : 
and the Cove southeast. 

2. Also another house and lott about an acre and quarter 
bounded with Christopher Stanley, Samuel Cole and the way north 
east : the Bay southeast : M r . Clark and Richard Rawlins south- 
west : and Christopher Stanl}* northwest. 

12 (7) 1650. Bartholomew Pasmer of Boston sould unto John 

* Word repeated in the original. 
12 



178 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Sweete a parcel of ground below the high way next the water side 
and this was by a deed dated 1 (10). 

BARTHOLOMEW PASMER. 

John Milom his possession in the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Hill on the northeast : 
Valentine Hill southwest : W m . Werdall northwest : and the Cove 
southeast. 



[31.] The possession of Bartholomew Pasmer within the limits 
of Boston. 

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Isaac Cullimer northeast : John Gallop southwest: the Cove 
southeast : and Francis Hudson northwest. 



David Phippeni his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Valentine Hill northeast : the 
cove southeast : M r . W m . Tings southwest : and John Oliver 
northwest. 

15 (12) 1650. John Milom of Boston for valuable consideration 
reed, granted unto David Phippeni of Boston a p'cell of land in 
Boston in length one hundred and two foote and in breadth at the 
high way nine foot nine ynches according as it laid out, bounded 
with Bartholomew Barlow on the southwest ; the lott of David 

Phippeni on the northeast, the high way southeast, and 

on the northwest : and this was by an absolute deed of 

sale dated 7 (12) 1649, and sealed and delivered in presence of 
John Gore. 



[32.] The possession of Francis Hudson within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with Isaac 
Cullimer northeast : Bartholomew Pasmer southeast : John Gallop 
southwest : William Hudson, senior, northwest. 

The possession of John Cole within the Limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Mellowes on the 
south : Nathaniell Chappell on the north : John Leveritt east : and 
the lane west. 

[33.] The possession of Matthew Chaffie within the limits oj 
Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with John Gallop northeast : Samp- 
son Shoare southwest : Thomas Mekins northwest : and the Cove 
southeast. 

29 (7) 1649. M r . John Clarke, late of Newberry, now of Bos- 
ton, granted unto Matthew Chaffe of Boston, shipwright, one 
Farme conteineing foure hundred Acres of lands, be it more or 
lesse, lying and being betweene the river of merimack and newbury 
River in Newbury in the Count}' of Essex in New England, with 
all the houses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, and all 
the woods, underwoods, comous, meadowes, pastures, feedings, 






THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 179 

comodities and priviledges together with all writeings and evi- 
dences concerning the same : and this was by an absolute deed of 
sale, dated 29 (7) 1649. 

JOHN CLARKE and a seale. 
Sealed and d'd in p'nce of 

ROBERT SALTONSTOLL 

JOHN DANE 

WILLIAM ASPINWALL, Nots. Publ : 

Nathaniell Chappell his possession within the Limits of Boston. 

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre of land 
bounded with John Cole south : John Leverit east : the Cove on 
the north : and the lane on the west. 



[34.] The possession of John Gallop within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Matthew Chaffie southwest : 
Francis Hudson northeast : the Cove southeast : and the way 
northwest. 

The possession of James Hawkins within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with William Kirkby south : 
Richard Sanford westerly : and 

28 (12) 1648. John Milom of Boston for good and valuable 
consideration by him received the 26 (12) 1646, hath granted unto 
James Hawkins of Boston a p'cell of Marsh in Boston, being 
bounded on the northeast with a smale p'cell of marsh reserved for 
a wharfe : the highway southeast : M r . Bellingham southwest : and 
a smale p'cell of marsh reserved for a wharfe northwest : being on 
the N. E. fifty foote : on the southeast sixty foote : on the south- 
west one hund'd and twenty foote, and on the N. west one hun- 
d'd and fifteen foote : with liberty for the sd. James his heires 
and assignes to bring any vessell or vessells into the said Creeke 
or the branch thereof, and to land &uy goods for the use of his or 
theire families uppon the said marsh reserved for a wharfe or 
wharfs to be erected, without pa}*ing wharfage or an} T other taxe 
saveing six pence for a boate if they open the bridge, provided 
the goods so landed lye not nppon sd. reserved marsh or wharfe 
above six houres after they are so landed. And this was by a 
deed sealed and delivered in presence of William Aspinwall, 
Notary publ. 

[35.] The possession of Sampson Shoare within the limits oj 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Matthew Chaffle north- 
east : the Cove southeast : John Hill southwest : and the streete 
northwest. 

27 (8) 1651. Richard Hawghton of Boston granted to Sampson 
Shore of Boston, tailor (for good and valuable consideration reed.), 
his dwelling house and garden in Boston bounded with M r . Tho. 
Clarke north, John Anderson south and east ; and the highway 
west ; and this was by a deed dat. 27 th Octob. 1651, sealed and dd. 
in presence of W m . Aspinwall, notary publ. 



180 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

The possession of William Kirkby within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with James Hawkins north : the 
lane southeast : and Richard Sanford westerly. 

[36.] The possession of Richard Sanford within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and Lot about an Acre bounded with Robert Meeres 
on the west : Richard Parker on the north : Jaines Hawkins and 
Win. Kirkby easterly : and the streete west. 

Robert Meeres his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete northeast: 
Edward Bendall southeast ; Robert Howen northwest : Valentine 
Hill southwest: this was confirmed by deed dat. 22 (7) 1648. 

2. Also in the New field two Acres bounded with Edmund 
Jackson on the east : Robert Turner west : Richard Cooke south : 
and George Burden north. 

3. Also halfe an Acre of land in the new field bounded with 
Tho. Scotto southwards : James Hawkins eastwards : M r . Richard 
Parker's northward : and Richard Meeres westwards : This was 
granted and confirmed unto Robert Meeres by James Penniman as 
was also the first parcell, by an absolute deed dat 22 (7) 1648, 
sealed and delivered before William Aspinwall, Not. publ. 

[37.] Henry Fanes possession within the Limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Sudbury streete easterly, 
the lane north : the newfield west : and Mr. John Newgate south. 

Jeremy Houtchin his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Sudbury streete southwest : W m . Wilson southeast : the lane north- 
west : Thomas Makepeace and W m . Wilson northeast. 



[38.] Thomas Makepeace his possession loithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Jeremy Houtchin south- 
west : William Wilson south : the streete westerly : and the lane 
northerly. 

The possession of Benjamin Thwing in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Sudbury streete southwest : 
William Wilson northwest and northeast: Joshua Scotto south- 
east. 



[39.] The possession of William Wilson within the Limits of 
Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with M r . W m . Tyng on the 
.east : Thomas Makepeace and George Bates north : Sudbury 
streete southwest : and Benjamin Thwing south. 

2. Also in the new field two Acres and halfe bounded with Rich- 
ard Parker on the east : John Ruggle west : Zaccheus Bosworth 
south : and W m . Hudson, senior, north. 






THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 181 

Joshua Scotto his possession within the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with 
Sudbury streete southwest: Benjamin Thwing northwest: Mr. 
Bellingiiam northeast : and Alexander Beek southeast. 

2. Also in the New field two Acres. 

7 (3) 1646. 3. Mr. Richard Bellingham of Boston granted 
unto Joshua Scotto of the same, one equall proportionable halfe of 
marsh land formerly granted to him by the Towne lyeing betwixt 
John Lowes and M r . S} T monds : and this was by an absolute deed 
of sale dated 4 (4) 1644, under his hand and scale. 

30 (3) 1650. James Everill of Boston for and in consideration 
of twenty foure pounds granted unto Joshua Scotto a p'cell of 
marsh lately belonging to M r . Bellingham, lying in Boston in 
forme of a Triangle, bounded on one Angle with pt of the marsh 
belonging to the sd Ja. Everill, being one hundred and fourty 
foote, on the other Angle with the land of W m . Franklin, being one 
hundred fourty and seven foote : on the third Angle with the back 
pt of the houslot now in the possession of good. Eveans, with six 
foote eleven 3-11 ches at the lott of Joshua Scotto at the east end 
thereof: and this was by an absolute deed of sale clat. 3 (3) 
1650, and acknowledged before M r . Bellingham (30) 3 1650. 



[4O.] AlexancT. Becks possession within the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded \yith the streete on the south : 
James Brown east: M r . Bellingham, north: Joshua Scotto, west. 

2. Also in the New field one Acre bounded with Thomas Munt, 
east : the water, north : Major Edward Gibones on the west and on 
the south. 

3. Also a smale parcell of land first granted for a houselot 
bounded with John Leverit south : Henry Pease east : a smale 
Creeke west : and the Cove north. 

11 (9) 1651. Thomas Woodward of Boston granted to Alex- 
and r . Beck of Boston a parcell of land at muddy river conteining 
foure Acres and a quarter be it more or lesse, bounded with Rich- 
ard Carter southeast : W m . Lamb southwest : Nathaniel Wood- 
ward and Robert Roote northwest : and this was by a deed 
(valuable consideration being first received) dated 11 th Novemb. 
1651, sealed and dd. in presence of John Angier and William 
Aspinwall, Notary publ. 



John Biggs his possession within the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and yard bounded with James Browne on the west : 
and northly M r . Bellingham : on the east Thomas Hawkins, Valen- 
tine Hill, Thomas Buttolph and Christopher Stanley : and Gentry 
hill streete on the south. 



[41.] James Brownes possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with John Biggs east : Mr. 
Bellingham north: Alexander Beck west and Centriehill streete 
south. 

2. Also halfe an Acre in the New field bounded with the Comon 
on the south : M r . Wilsons Garden northeast : and Andrew Mes- 
singer northwest. 



182 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

3. Also halfe an Acre more in the Newfield bounded with Rich- 
ard Fairebanks north : Isaac Allington east : Alexander Beck 
west : Thomas Clark south. 

4. Also at Braintree twenty sixe Acres bounded with Richard 
Cooke northwards : John Mellowes southward : the Bay eastwards : 
and comon Rockie ground westwards. 

5. Also eight Acres bounded with John Webb westwards : John 
Mellowes southward : William Werdall westward : and Richard 
Cooke northward. 

6. Also one acre of marsh bounded with Monotaquit River east : 
and Zaccheus Bosworth on the west. 

Thomas Hawkins possession with the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and yard bounded with Valentine Hill on the 
north : the streete on the East : John Biggs west : and on the 
south M r . Henry Dunster and Centriehill streete. 

2. Also a quarter .of an Acre towards Charlestowne bounded 
with James Johnson southwest : the Cove northwest : John Button 
northeast : and the street southeast. 

12 (7) 1648. John Pierce granted to Tho. Hawkins of Boston 
his house and lott in Boston which he lately purchased of M r . Val. 
Hill, and this was by a deed dat. 12 (7) 1648. 



The possessions of Thomas Buttolpli within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Valentine Hill south: 
the streete on the East : John Biggs on the west : and Christopher 
Stanle}' on the north. 

f 2. Also one Acre and halfe or thereabouts (which was first layde 
out for garden lots) bounded with the highway on the south : a lot 
that lyes comon to the eastwards : Jacob Leaguer, Walter Sinet 
(and the lane northwards) : M r . Fowle and Robert woodward west- 
wards. 

3. Also in the Milne field about foure Acres and halfe bounded' 
with the bay northeast : Nicholas Parker and Valentine Hill north- 
west : and Christopher Stanley south : aliened to X'fer Lawson, 
p. 112. 

4. Also about one Acre compassed with Christopher Stanle}~es 
ground. 

5. Also about halfe an Acre bounded with the Cawsey north- 
east : William Cox northwest : and the marsh southwest. 

6. Also at Pulling point twenty fyve Acres upland bounded 
with the sea northeast : M r . Pierce southeast : James Pen north- 
west : John Webb and John Oliver southwest. 

7. Also seven acres of marsh more or lesse bounded with his own 
upland east : the River west : Edward Hutchinson, Junior, south : 
and James Pen north. 

8. William Hudson of Bosto, senior, granted to Thomas But- 
tolph fyve Acres of land in the newfield bounded with Ri. Cooke 
east : James Johnson west : William Wilson south : and 

Davis, Apothecary, north: and this was by a deed dated 16 (4) 
1646, acknowledged the same day before Joh. Winthrop, Gov. 






THE BOOK or POSSESSIONS. 183 

[43.] Christopher Stanley his possession within the Limits of 
Boston and W m . Phillips his successor. 

26 (6) 1648. Christopher Lawson granted unto W m . Phillips of 
Boston a certaine p'cell of land in the Mill field in Boston, conteine- 
ing t\vo Acres and halfe of land more or lesse, being bounded with 
the highway* to Charlestown northwest : the Causway west : W m . 
Phillips southeast: and Thomas Ruck and Christopher Lawson 
north-east. And this was by an absolute deed sealed and dd before 
W m . Aspinwall and John Spoore 23 (4) 1648 : which land the sd. 
W m . Phillips granted unto Susan his wife during her life and to the 
heires of her boclie begotten. 

26 (6) 1648. Richard Bennet of Boston granted unto W m . 
Phillips of Boston two or three Acres of land in Boston be it more 
or iesse, bounded with W m . 'Phillips and Christopher Lawson 
northwest : the land of W m . Phillips and the land lately exchanged 
with him southwest : W m Phillips southeast : the River and sundry 
smale lotts northeast. And this was by an absolute deed sealed 
and dellivered 26 (6) 1648, before William Aspinwall, Not. publ. 

10 (4) 1650. Tho. Clarke of Dorchester, merch'. granted to 
Christoph r Stanley of Boston, tailor, a certaine p'cell of land in 
Boston neck, being pt. of an houslott formerly belonging to W m . 
Weekes, cont. sixty pole of ground more or lesse, bounded on the 
southeast b}' Isaac Cullimer : Thomas Clarke northwest, Raw- 

lins northeast : southeast the sea, through which are two high 
waves, the one going towards the mil hill being twelve foote 
broad, the other thirty six foote unto the lowermost highway, 
and from thence to low water marke thirty foote. And this was 
by an absolute deed of sale dat. 30 (2) 1644 : reserving liberty for 
the sd. Thomas or such tenants as shall dwell and abutt on the 
said way of twelve foote 'broad, to loade all kinds of goods at the 
highwater mark or wharfe there to be erected, p'vided it lye not 
above twent} T foure houres at most without paj'ing wharfage. And 
whereas the breadth granted for the highway 1 " is thirt}' foote from 
Isaac Cullimers, it is only hereby granted liberty to Tho. Glarks 
assignes and tenenants as aforesd only to land goods within the 
space of that ten foote^i^xt Isaac Cullimers land, pvided it lye not 
above twent} T foure houres as before. 

THO. CLARKE 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of 

JOHN STKATTON 
ROBT. JEOFFREYS 

Edward Bendall granted to Christopher Stanley of Boston a 
p'cell of land moore or lesse, bounded by an highway southwest : 
Capt. Hawkins northeast : Lieftenant Savage pales southeast : M r . 
Stanleves rails northwest : and this was by an absolute deed dat. 
20 (10) 1645 

EDW. BENDALL 
Witness 

SAMUEL BELLINGHAM 

Edward Tyng granted to M r . Stanley a p'cell of land about two 



184 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Acres, which land was allotted to M r . Baulston and sould by him 
to M r . Cornewell of whom the said Edw. bought it, and made sale 
thereof to M r . Stanley and his forever, dat. 26 (10) 1643. 

p. me EDWARD TYNG 

See more in the 2 booke, page 



[44.] The possession of Hugh Gunnison within the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete southeast : 
George Burden northeast: W m . Hudson, Junior, northwest: M r . 
William Ting westwards. 

10 (4) 1650. Robert Saltonstall granted to Hugh Gunnison of 
Boston fifty Acres of land be it more or lesse lying in the bounds 
of Salem neere M r . Downings Farme which was late the land of 
Rich : Walker of Salem. And this was b} T an absolute deed of 
sale dat. 25 (5) 1647. 

ROBT. SALTONSTALL and a seale 
Signed, sealed and d'd. in p'nce of 

RICH. STILLMAN 
JOHN BUSHWELL 
WILLIAM ASPINWALL 

John Glover his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with the streete on the southeast : 
George Burden southwest : W m Hudson, Junior, northwest and 
northeast. 



[45.] The possessions of George Burden within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and } T ard bounded with the streete southwards: 
Hugh Gunnison westwards : W m . Hudson, Junior, northwards : and 
John Glover eastwards. 

2. Also a garden neere the Comon bounded with James John- 
son north: Henry Webb south: Thomas Clarke east: and the 
Comon west. 

3. Also in the new field fyve Acres and halfe bounded with 
Richard Fairebanks north : John Mellowes west : Edmund Jackson 
south : and the marsh east. 

William Hudson, Junior, his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with M r . William Tyng south- 
west : Samuel Greames and the Lane northeast : the streete 
southeast. 

[46.] /Samuel Greames his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with the lane northeast : Will 
Hudson, Junior, southeast : M r . W m . Ting southwest : and Sarah 
Knight northwest. 



Sarah Knight her possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Samuel Greames south- 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 185 

wards : the lane eastwards : M r . W m . Tyng westwards : and 
Jerem} T Hqutchin northwards. 

[47.] Francis Dowse his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with the lane eastwards : Jeremy 
Houtchin southwards : M r . W m . Tj'ng westwards : and George 
Burden northward. 



George Bates his possession within the limits of 'Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with W m . Wilson on the south : 
George burden on the east : Anne Hunne on the north : and 
Thomas Makepeace on the west. 

[48.] Anne, vid.* George Hunne, her possessions in the limits 
of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Georges on the east and 
the south : Thomas Makepeace on the west : and the lane on the 
north. 

2. Also about halfe an Acre in the New -field bounded with 
Robert Howen on the south : the streete on the east. 

3. Also at Braintree thirty one Acres bounded with Thomas 
Savage and James Everill east : Richard Wright west : W m . 
Werdall south : and the north bordereth uppon the Rocke that lies 
coinon . 

John Button his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. Three houses and a garden and } r ard, containeing in all about 
an Acre bounded with the Cove southeast: the lane southwest: 
James Everill northwest : and Nicholas Willis northeast. 

2. Also in the mill field one Acre bounded with Charles River 
northerly : the marsh southwest : and John Shaw northeast and 
southeast. 

[49.] Nicholas Willis his possession within the limits of Bos- 
ton. 

One house and garden bounded with John Button on the south- 
west : the streete east : Thomas Painter northerly, and James 
Everill westerly. 

George Barrett his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and lott not halfe an Acre bounded with Thomas 
Painter south : Nicholas Willis west : James Everill north : and 
the streete east. 

[5O.] Thomas Painter his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Georg. Barrell on the 
north : Nicholas Willis southwest : and the streete eastwards. 

2. Also twenty Acres at Muddy River bounded with Ralph 

*Vidua or widow. 



186 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Goultrop east : William Toy west : Griffith Bowen south : and 
John Leverit north. 

25 (1) i|f-. Robert Wing granted unto Thomas Painter all his 
dwelling house both old and new built, being bounded on the north 
with Raph Mason, the high streete on the east : Henry Web on 
the west : and the lane on the south : and this was by an absolute 
deed of sale dated 18 (3) 1648 

ROBERT WING and a seale 
Witness 

JOHN MAINARD, 
JOB JUDKINS, 
PHILEMON PORTMORT. 

This is again aliened to Ephraim Hunt, Lib 2. page 
Sould to Thomas Painter m3 T peece of Marsh next to W m . Hud- 
son senior on the west : on the south the highway : on the east 
Hawkins : on the ground of Ri. Bellingham on the north, conteine- 
ing in breadth to the streete about 46 foote, in breadth to the 
north about 14 foote, on the same length with W m Hudsons pales 

By me Ri. BELLINGHAM 

This also is sould to Ephraim Hunt, Lib. 2, p. 

The possession of James Everill ivitJiin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and houselott with the streete eastwards and 
northwards : the lane southwest : John Button, Nicholas Willis, 
and George Barrell southeast. 

2. Also at Braintree one farme conteineing eighty eight Acres, 
bounded with Thomas Savage and Rocky ground undisposed of 
towards the south : George Hunne towards the west : Henry Pease 
and a certaine swampe toward the north : and his owne marsh land 
northeast. 

3. Also twoe Acres three quarters of marsh bounded with a salt 
Bay northeast and partly with Henry Pease his marsh : and south- 
west with his owne upland and the uplands of Henry Pease. 

4. Thomas Savadge of Bosto granted to James Everill twenty 
sixe Acres upland at Braintree bounded with Rocky ground east : 
Richard Cooke south : W m . Werdall and George Hunne west : and 
James Everill north. Also one Acre three quarters marsh bounded 
with Monotacut southeast : Rich. Cook southwest : and Oliver Mel- 
lowes on the north : and this was b} r an absolute deed of sale 
dated 15 (11) 1645, acknowledged before M r . Winthrop, D. Go. 
19 (11) 1645. 

5. John Shaw of Boston granted unto James Everill of Boston 
a certaine p'cell of land at the docke being in front at the dock 
about fourtj 7 foote, bounded on the east with Joshua Scotto : 
Edmund Jackson west : the cove south : and the highway north : 
together with the Cellar frame and all priviledges and immunities 
thereto belonging. Dat. 25 (8) 1649, and acknowledged by John 
Shaw before mee W m . Aspinwall Recorder. 



[51.] The possessions of M r . John Coggan within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with M r . John Wilson on the 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 187 

north and on the east : and with the streete on the west and on the 
south. 

2. Also halfe an Acre or thereabouts bounded with M r . Belling- 
hams northwards : M r . Wilsons southwards : the burieing place on 
the east : and the new field on the west. 

John Leverit his possession within the limits of Boston. 
* One house and yard bounded with Richard Parker south and 
west, and the streete north and east. 



[52.] The possession of William Franklin in Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded with the streete east and north : 
Mr. John Wilsons west : and John Leverit and Anthonie Stoddard 
on the south. 

Robert Nash his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and yard, bounded north and westf : Valentine 
Hill south : and Edward Bendall, east. 

2. Also one Acre for a houslott bounded with Major Edward 
Gibones on the East : the lane on the west : the streete on the 
south : and the Cove on the north. 

26 (1) 1650. W m . Phillips of Boston granted unto Robert Nash 
of Boston a p'cell of land in Boston neere the new meeting house 
being in breadth sixt}' foote more or lesse and in length six score 
foote more or less as it is now staked out, bounded on the north- 
west, southwest and southeast with the lands of the said W m . 
Phillips and the river on the northeast, with all priviledges thereto 
belonging : and this was by an absolute deed of sale dat. 26 (1) 
1650. 

Susan Phillips wife of the said W m . Phillips did release unto 
Robert Nash all her right and title to the aforesaid p'cell of land : 
and this was by her deed dated the same 26 (1) 1650. 

28 (6) 1650. This land was againe sould to W m . Phillips 
28 (6) 1650 as appeares under the hand of the scl Robert Nash 
before Will. Asp : pub : not. 

5 (8) 1650. John Milom of Boston granted unto Robt. Nash of 
Boston three quarters of his dwelling house neere the Mill together 
with the wharfe and land thereto app'teining and priviledg of 
of free egresse and regresse of boates or vessells to the Mill Creeke 
(not hindring or stopping the mill streame and the passage of other 
boates : he paying to W m . Franklin six pence a boat for such as 
open the bridge) with free passage or way to the sd house at the 
northermost side thereof: and this was by an absolute deed dated 
2 (8) 1650. 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of JOHN MILOM and a scale 

Jo : BUSHWELL 
Ri : WAITE, WILLIAM ASPIXWALL 



[53.] Mr. George Foxcroft his possession within Boston. 
One house lot bounded with the Cove on the north : Edward 
Beudall on the east and the south : and Robert Nash on the north. 

* This entry is repeated on p. 61 of the original. f Thus in the original. 



188 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 



Edivard Bendcdl his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and lott about a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Mr. Foxcroft and Robert Nash on the west : Mr. Hill on the 
south : and the Cove on the North and the east. 

2. Also another house and garden together with two Acres of 
land adjoyneinge bounded with Sudbury streete east : Robert 
Meers north : Mr. Cotton south and on the west. 

3. Another houselott bounded with Capt. Hawkins north : Lieft. 
Savage south, the Bay east. 

This was by him sould to Anchor Ainsworth. 

[54.] Edward Tyng his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard and warehouse and Brewhouse bounded 
with the Bay on the east : Valentine,* Henry Webb and part of the 
Cove on the north : James Oliver on the west : and the streete on 
the south. 

Also at Braintree two hundred and seventeene Acres and a halfe 
of upland, nine Acres and a quarter of Medow, and fifty three 
Acres and a quarter of swamp as by the plott made in the yeare 
1640 by M r . John Oliver may appeare : which land is bounded on 
the north with a swampie bottom pting betwixt him and M r . Edw. 
Hutchinson, and also with a pond and George Burden. 

18 (10) 1650, Jane Harwood and Nathaniel Bishop Attorneys 
to George Harwood, granted unto Edw. Tyng of Boston the 
dwelling house of the sd. George and the land thereto belonging at 
the end of the lane which jo}~neth to the house and land of M r . 
Tho : Oliver : and this was by a deed dated decem. 1650. 

JANE HARWOOD and a seale 

Seated and d'd in p'nce of us NATH. BISHOP and a seale 

ROB T REINOLDS, NATHANIEL REINOLDS, 
and W M . ASPINWALL 

The Irs. atturney and affidavit are in iny notaries booke 



James Oliver his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and }*ard bounded with Edward T} T ng on the East : 
Valentine Hill on the north : David Sellick on the west : and the 
streete on the south. 

[55.] David Sellick his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with James Oliver on the east : 
Valentine Hill on the north : Mr. Pierce on the west :, and the 
streete on the south. 

20 (11) 1645. One house purchased of Christopher Lawson 
which formerly was Henry Symons, and a garden bounded with 
the streete or highway westward, the comon marsh towards the 
north and east : and John Hill and Nathaniel Long towards the 
south : together with a lane of ten foote leadeing to the said garden. 
Also the wharfe or land lyeing afore the said house in breadth forty 
two foote and length fifty sixe foote according to the grant <*f the 

* Probably the name Hill is omitted here by accident. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 189 

Generall Court : and this was b}* an absolute deed of sale dated 
20 (11) 1645 CHRISTOPHER LAWSON and a seale. 

Acknowledged before M r . Hibbins. 
20 (11) 1645. 

14 (7) 1647. Edward Wells granted unto David Sellick his 
house and garden in Boston bounded with Sampson Shore north 
east : the Cove southeast : John Milom southwest : and John 
Hills garden .northwest, and this was by an absolute deed of sale 
dated 11 (7) 1647, and acknowledged before Mr. Winthrop, Gover. 
14 (7) 1647. 

William Pierce his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with David Sellick on the east : 
Isaac Grosse and the high way on the north : William Davies 
junior and the streete on the south : Edward Bendall, Valentine 
Hill and William Davies on the west. 



[56.] Isaac Grosse his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house bounded with W m . Pierce on the south and the 
east : Edward Bendall west : and the Cove on the north. 

2. Also a house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with 
W m . Beamsley on the south : the way on the west : the Ba} 7 and 
John Sweete northerly. 

3. Also another house and garden bounded with John Seaberiy 
south : John Sweete north : Walter Merry west : and the Bay east. 

W m . Davies, Junior, his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house bounded with William Pierce east and north : Valen- 
tine Hill on the west : and the streete on the south. 

[57.] William Hudson, senior, his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and yard bounded with the streete on the north : 
the Bay on the east : Mr. Winthrop on the south : and W m . Davies, 
senior, on the west. 

2. Also a lot in the new field containeing about fyve Acres 
bounded with Richard Cooke on the east : and Mr. Thomas Clarke 
on the west. Sould to Thomas Buttolph, page 42. 

3. Also a garden plot towards the Fort hill, bounded with 
Robert Scott on the east : Nathaniell Eaten, Richard Hogg and 
Francis East on the west : Amos Richardson on the south : and 
Nicholas Parker on the north. 



William Davies, senior, his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house bounded with W m . Hudson, senior, on the east: 
the streete on the north : M r . Winthrop on the south and on the 
west. 

2. Also another house and about three quarters of an Acre 
bounded with the water on the southeast : and Richard Gridley 
southwest, northwest and northeast. 

3. Also one Acre bounded with Jacob Eliot east and south : M r . 



190 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Colbourne west: and the sea on the north. This lies in Mr. 
Colbournes field. 

[58.] Robert Scott his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house bounded with Mr. Thomas Leverit on the east and 
on the south, and with the streete on the west and on the north. 

2. Also a garden bounded with Capt. Robert Kerne on the east : 
Thomas Oliver on the west : John Webb on the north. 

3. Also a garden bounded with Mr. Thomas Leverit on the 
east : Henry Webb on the south : and the high wa} T on the west 
and on the north. 

4. Also a garden plot bounded with Jacob Leger on the east : 
W m . Hudson, senior, on the west : Nicholas Parker and James Pen 
on the north : and Edward Bates on the south. 

William Parsons his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the lane on the west : Henry 
Webb on the north : James Davies on the east : and the sringate* 
on the south. 



[59.] James Davies his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Leverit on the 
north : the marsh on the east : William Parsons on the west : and 
the Springate on the south. 

Henry Webb his possession within the limits of Boston. %/ 

1. One house and garden bounded with the market place on the 
north : the ould meeting house and the lane on the east : the high- 
way on the south : and Mrs. Hudson on the west. 

2. Also a garden bounded with John Leverit on the east : the 
high wa}- and Robert Scot on the north : the lane on the west : and 
Mr. Thomas Oliver on the south. 

3. Also another garden bounded with Robert Wing and Raph 
Mason on the east : the lane on the south : George Burden on the 
north : and the Cove on the west. 

[6O.] Richard Fairebanks his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Capt. Koine on the 
north and on the east : Mr. Oliver on the south : and the high 
streete on the west. 

2. Also a garden bounded with William Aspinwall on the south 
and on the east : Zaccheus Bosworth, John Synderlant, Richard 
Cooke, John Lugg and Arthur Perry on the north : and the 
Common on the west. 

3. Also foure Acres in the New field bounded with M r . Tho : 
Oliver north : Georg Burden and Henry Pease south : Isaac 
Addington, Alexander Beck and James Browne west : and the 
River on the east. 

4. Also five Acres in the Fort field bounded with Mr. Hibbens 

* The word should be Springate. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 191 

northeast : Robert Turner southwest : John Spoore west : the 
Comon north : and Richard Gridley southeast. 



W m . Corser his possess ion within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with M r . Thomas Oliver on the 
south and on the west : Capt. Robert Kerne on the north : and the 
lane on the east. 

22 (6) 1649. James Everill of Boston granted to W m . Courser 
of Boston a certaine houselott bounded on the southeast with 
Robt. Porter and the streete north east, W m . Tynge south, Evan 
Thomas northwest. And this was by an absolute deed dated 22 
(6) 1649, before W m . Aspinwall notary publ. 

[61.] John Lever it his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and yard bounded with Richard Parker on the south 
and on the west : the streete on the north and on the east. 



Richard Parker his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house, barne and yard bounded with the market steed* on the 
east : John Leverit on the north : the prison j'ard west : and 
Richard Truesdaile and the meeting house on the south. 

18 (8) 1651. M r . Adam Winthrop by order from his brother 
Major Stephen Winthrop for valuable consideration reed, granted 
to Mr. Rich. Parker of Boston that house in the yard that belonged 
to his Fathers dwelling house by the spring, southeast from the 
sd dwelling house, with fourty foote of ground fronting to the 
spring : and backward to the pales of the garden. Dat. 7th 
decemb. 1G50. ADAM WINTHROP and a scale. 

Witness MICHAEL POWELL. 
VALENTINE HILL. 

The 6th day of the ninth month, 1651. 

Whereas amongst other things conteined in a letter written by 
M r . Stephen Wi nth rope to his brother M r . Adam Winthrope beare- 
ing date the sixt day of february anno domi 1650, the sayd Ste- 
phen Winthrope doth authorize the sa}'d Adam Winthrope to sell 
some lands for him here in New England as appeares in these 
words viz. : for those things yow mentioned for my land in New 
England and howse I must referr it to yow, rather then it should 
deca}' for want of repaire I would sell it. I referr it wholy to 
yow.. I know }*ow will doe for me as for youre selfe and yow can 
better judge nppon the place then I at this distance. Wee whose 
names are hereunto subscribed that it is a true coppy of so much of 
the sd letter as concernes this buisenes. Examined by us the day 
and j'eare abovesd. 

RICH. BRACKETT, 
RICHARD MARTIN, 
NATHANIELL SOUTHER, 
ADAM WINTHROP. 
This writing was acknowledged by M r . Adam Winthrop to be 

* An obsolete word, also spelt stead. It means " place; " as is shown in the phrase 
of " being in one's stead," or " instead of" another. 



192 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

the contents of a letter written to him by M r . Stephen Winthrop 
whereb} T he is authorized to deale for the said Steeven in all his 
affaires in New England, before me the 16th of the 12th month 
1651. 

WILLIAM HIBBINS. 
Recorded 16 : Feb. 1651. 

EDW. RAWSON, Recrd*. 



Richard Truesdale his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with Richard Parker on the 
north : Valentine Hill on the south : the prison yard on the west : 
and the meeting house on the east. 

2. Also three quarters of an Acre in the New field bounded 
with the Comon on the south : Nathaniel Eaton on the north : 
Zaccheus Bosworth on the west : and Thomas Millard on the east. 

Valentine Hill his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east : the 
meeting house and Richard Truesdale on the north : Capt, Robert 
Sedgwick on the south : and the prison garden west. 

Also another house and backside bounded with John Biggs on 
the west : Thomas Buttolph on the north : Thomas Hawkins on 
the south : and the streete on the east. Aliened p. 135. 



[63.] Major Robert Sedgwick his possession within the limits 
of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Clarke, Robert 
Turner and the streete on the east : M r . Hutchinson on the south : 
Valentine Hill on the north : and Henry Messinger west. 

M r . Richard Hutchinson his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east and 
on the south : Thomas Scotto on the west : and M r . Sedgwicke on 
the north. 



[64.] Thomas Scotto his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the burying place on 
the west : Henr}' Messinger north : the streete south : and M r . 
Richard Hutchinson east. \ 

2. Also foure Acres upland at Muddy River bounded with W m . 
Beamsley and Thomas Grubb on the south : Richard Sanford and 
Alexander Beck north : the Cedar Swampe westward : and his owne 
marsh east. 

3. Also one Acre of Marsh at Muddy river ; bounded with 
Charles River east : Richard Sanford, Thomas Grubb and his owne 
upland west : and Jacob Eliot southwards. 



Henry Messinger his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete westwards : 
Richard Crychley north : Thomas Scotto and the burieing place on 
the south : Major Sedgwick east. 






THE BOOK or POSSESSIONS. 193 

[65.] Richard Croychely his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the north 
and on the west : Richard Tapping on the east : and Henry Mes- 
singer on the south. 

2. Also two Acres in M r . Colbornes field bounded with Jacob 
Eliot on the east and on the west ; Richard Parker on the south : 
and W m . Salter on the north. It is to be understood that both the 
house and garden, and also two Acres in M r . Colbornes field doe 
belong to the wife and children of William Dineley although they 
be put under the name of Richard Croychley, who only possesseth 
them in the right of his wife and her former husband's children. 

22 (12) 1648. Nathaniell W ms granted unto Richard Critchley 
his house and land thereto belonging being bounded with the 
streete on the north : the prison on the east : Henry Messinger on 
the south : and Richard Critchley on the west : and this was b} 7 an 
absolute deed dated 22 (12) 1648. 

This house and land last named being formerly the possession 
of Richard Tapping, the said Richard Tapping did acknowledge 
himselfe satisfj'ed and did for himselfe and heires release unto 
Nathaniell Williams all his right and title therein, dat. 5 (11) 
1649. 

RICH. TAPPING and a scale. 

Test. W M . ASPINWALL, 
ROBT. MEERES. 

Richard Tapping his possession tvithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard Croychley on the 
west : Prison (aliened) on the east : street north : Hen. Messinger 
on the south. 

12 (11) 1648. Henry Bridgham of Boston granted unto Rich- 
ard Tapping of Boston the dwelling house wherein the said Richard 
now dwells and halfe the lott as now it is marked out, being 
bounded with Thomas Milland on the south : Arthur Perry west : 
the high street east : and the sd Henry Bridgham north : as by 
a deed dated 12 (11) 48 appeares. 

Sealed and dd. in presence of Wm. Aspinwall, Not. publ. 

[66.] Benjamin Gillom his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Benjamin Ward on the 
west : M r . W m . Hibbins south : John Compton and the Cove east : 
and the marsh north. 

Also one house and lott bounded with W m . Demirig westwards 
and northward : Robert Turners pasture east : and the lane south- 
east. 

Benjamin Wards possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and about an Acre of ground bounded with Na- 
thaniell Woodward the } T onger on the west : Benjamin Gillom 
east : M*. Hibbins south : Edward Hutchinson and the marsh 
north. 

13 



194 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

[67.] John Compton his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the Cove on the east : Ben- 
jamin Gillom on the west : the Fort hill on the south : and Benjamin 
Gillom on the north. 

Nathaniel Woodward his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Benjamin Ward and 
Edward Hutchinson on the east : the marsh on the north : and on 
the west. 

[68.] Edivard Hutchinson his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and } r ard bounded with Benjamin Ward east and 
south : Nathaniel Woodward west : and the marsh north. 



Richard Sherman his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with M r . Hibbins on the north 
and on the east : M r . Atherton Haugh on the south : and the 
greene on the west. 

[69.] John Spoore his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with M r . Hibbins west : the 
Creek north : the marsh east : and the streete south. Aliened see 
2 booke p. 9. 

2. Also one Acre and halfe or therabouts bounded with Richard 
Fairebanks on the east : Robert Turner southwards : the streete 
north : and Captaine Robert Keine and William Pell west. 

13 (11) 1648. Henry Bridgham of Boston granted unto John 
Spoore of Boston his dwelling house in Boston and his lott as it is 
now marked out, being bounded on the south with Richard Tapping : 
Arthur Perry on the west : M r . Haugh on the north and the high 
streete on the east, and this was by a deed dated 13 (11) 1648," 
sealed and dd in presence of William Aspinwall, notarius publ. 

William Pells possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Spoore east : the 
streete north : Capt. Keine south : and Miles Robert Rice* west. 

[7O.] William Dinsdale his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Robert Rice east : the 
streete north : John Leverit west : and Robert Scot south. 



Robert Rice his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with W m . Pell on the east : W m . 
Dinsdale on the west : Capt. Keine on the south : and the streete 
on the north. 

[71.] John Kenricks possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with W m . Dinsdale on the east : 
James Pen on the west : the streete on the north : and on the 
south. 

* Thus in the original. 






THE BOOK or POSSESSIONS. 195 

James Pens possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with John Kenrick on the east : 
the streete on the north : Richard Parker on the west : and 



[72.] * Nicholas Parfcers possession uiithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with James Pen on the east : 
the streete north : Nathaniell Bishop west : and Robert Scot 
south. 

2. Also a Farme of two hundred and sixty Acres at Rumney 
Marsh bounded with John Newgate on the north and on the east : 
M r . Bellingham and the Creeke on the south : and Charlestown 
bounds on the west. 

3. Also twent} 7 Acres of land at Rumney Marsh bounded with 
Samuel Cole on the east and on the north : and John Newgate on 
the west and on the south. 

4. Also two acres in the mill field bounded with Thomas 
Buttolph southeast and southwest : Valentine Hill northwest : and 
the water northeast. 

Nathaniel Bishop his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nicholas Parker on the 
east : W m . Hudson, senior, on the south : John Stevenson, Richard 
Waite and Edward Fletcher on the west : and the streete on the 
north. 



[73.] John Steevensons possession ivithin the limits of Boston.' 

One house and yard bounded with Nathaniel Bishop east : the 
streete on the north : and Robert Reinolds on the west and on the 
south. This is sould see pag. 119. 

5 (11) 1646. Richard Parker of Boston granted to John Ste- 
venson a eertaine p'cel of land in Boston bounded with Rich. 
Truesdale and the meeting house } T ard on the south and his owne 
land on the north, east and west, and this was by an absolute deed 
dat. 5 (11) 1646. RICH. PARKER. 

Witnes THO. ROBERTS. 

This was againe sould to James Astwood, page , in the 
second booke. 

22 (6) 1649. -James Everill of Boston granted to John Steven- 
son a eertaine houselot in Boston bounded on the southeast with 
W m . Hayward : W m . Tyng south : Robt. Porter riorthwest : and the 
streete northeast : and this was by an absolute deed dated 22 (6) 
1649, before W m . Aspinwall, Not. publ. 

The possession of Zaccheus Bosworth within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the west 
and on the north : Richard Fairebanks south : and John Synder- 
lancl east. 

2. Also two Acres in the New r field bounded with the Comon on 
the south : Richard Truesdale east : Jane Parker west : William 
Wilson and John Ruggle north. 

* Richard written first and erased. 



196 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

3. Also one Acre and halfe in the new field bounded with 
Thomas Millard south : James Johnson north : Edmund Dennis 
east : and Richard Sherman west. 

4. Also at Braintree fifty one Acres bounded with Rocky 
Comon and Richard Cooke north : John Mellowes, John Davies 
and Monotaquit River south : John Mellowes and James Browne 
west : Zaccheus Bos worth, John Davies and John Mellowes east. 



[74.] John Synderlands possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Zaccheus Bosworth west : 
the streete north : Richard Fairebanks south : and easterly Richard 
Cooke. 

15 (6) 1650. Whereas John Gallop deceased in his lifetime 
granted to John Synderland a p'cell of land in Boston in breadth 
nine rod more or lesse and in length twenty rodd more or lesse, 
bounded with the streete southeast : with the mill damme (where 
it is but eight rod in breadth) north west: Francis Hudson 
easterly : and M r . Coales westerly. Also a p'cell of land in length 
eighty foote, in breadth thirty and six foote, bounded with the 
streete northward : John Sweete southward : John Gallop west- 
ward : and John Synderland eastward. Mehetabel Gallop wife of 
the sd. John did ratify and confirme the same by a deed dated 
27th Feb. 1649. 

MEHETABELL GALLOP and a scale. 

Richard Cookes possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with John Synderland west : 
the streete north : Richard Fairebanks south : and John Lugg 
east. 

2. Also one garden bounded with the Comon west : Daniell 
Maud south: William Aspinwall north : and Ephraim Pope east. 
This is agalne sould, see page 79. 

3. Also in the Newfield a certaine parcell bounded with W m . 
Hudson, senior, west : Valentine Hill east. 

4. Also a Farme at Braintree of thirty fyve Acres bounded 
with Thomas Savage northwards : James Browne southwards : the 
Bay eastwards : and Rocky ground westwards. 

ft. Also seven Acres more bounded with Thomas Savadge north : 
James Browne and John Webb south : W m . Werdall west. 

6. Also one Acre and quarter marsh, bounded with Thomas 
Savage and Monotaquit River east : John Davies and Oliver Mel- 
lowes west. 

[75.] John Lugg his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard Cooke west : 
Richard Fairebanks south : Arthur Perry east : and the streete 
north. 



Arthur Perry his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard and garden bounded with John Lugg west : 
Richard Fairebanks south : the streete north : M r . Haugh, Francis 
Loyall, Thomas Grubb and Thomas Millard east. 






THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 197 

[76.] Francis Lyle Ms possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with M r . Haugh on the 
north : the streete east : Arthur Perry west : and Thomas Millard 
south. 

2. Also halfe an Acre in the New field. 

Thomas Millard his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Francis Lyle north : 
Thomas Grubb south : Arthur Perry west : and the streete east. 

2. Also in the New field halfe an Acre bounded with Richard 
Truesdale west : Thomas Scotto east : Nathaniell Eaton north : 
and the Comon south. 

3. Also one Acre in the Newfield bounded with Jane Parker 
west : William Wilson east : Zaccheus* Bosworth and John Ruggle 
north, and also Edward Dennis north : and on the south. 

10 (8) 1651. Zaccheus Bosworth granted to Tho. Millard (for 
valuable consideration reed) a p'cell and in Gentry field cont. one 
Acre be it more or lesse, bounded with Edw. Hutchinsons land 
north : the Comon south : Thomas Millard east : and Zaccheus 
Bosworth west : and this was by an absolute deed dat. 10th Octo- 
ber, 1651. Sealed and dd. in presence of William Aspinwall, not. 
publ. and Baph Roote. 

[77.] William Aspinwall his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard and Thomas Grubb 
on the north t the Comon on the west : the high streete on the 
east : and Richard Cooke and Ephraim Pope on the south. 

2. Also at Mudd} 7 River nine Acres surrounded with the Cedar 
swamp and Nathaniell Woodward the elder. 

3. Also at Hogg Island one Acre of Upland and three quarters 
of marsh bought of Mrs. Ormsbie. 

Concerning the windmill, see the great booke of Records of 
Copies, &c. 

William Davies, apothecary, for good and valuable considera- 
tion, granted to W m . Aspinwall of Boston a p'cell of land in 
Boston be the same halfe an Acre more or lesse bounded with the 
land of the sd. W m . Aspinwall south and east: the Comon west: 
Zaccheus Bosworth, Barker, Richard Cooke, Robert Wright, 

and Bomsted north : and this appeares by a deed dated 

llth November, 1651. Sealed and d'd. in presence of John 
Sanflford. 

Thomas Grubb his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Millard north : 
Arthur Perry west : William Aspinwall south : and the high streete 
east. 



[78.] Ephraim Popes possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with William Aspinwall north : 
Richard Cooke west : Edmund Dennis south : and the high streete 
east. 



198 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

Edmund Dennis his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Ephraim Pope north: 
Edmund Jacklin south : the streete east : Richard Cooke and 
Daniel Maud west. 

2. Also in the new field halfe an Acre bounded with John 
Ruggle east : Zaccheus Bos worth west : Thomas Willard south : 
Mr. Thomas Clarke north. 

3. Also a smale parcell bounded with James Everill eastwards : 
the lane and the streete southwest and northwest. 

4. Also at Braintree about twenty Acres bounded with Thomas 
Metson east : Alexander Plimley westwards : Valentine Hill 
southwards. 

[79.] Edward Jacklin* his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Edmund Dennis north : 
William Townsend south : the streete east : and Daniel Maud 
west. Aliened, see p. 116. 

22 (3) 1647. Richard Cooke of Boston granted unto Edmund 
Jacklin halfe an Acre of land in Bosto, being bounded with W m . 
Aspinwall north': Daniel Maud south : the Comon west : and 
Ephraim Pope east : and this was by a deed dated, sealed and d'd, 
10 (2) 1645 in presence of William Aspinwall, public Notary. 
This is againe sould, p. 125. 

22 (3) 1647. Daniel Maud of Boston granted to Edmund Jack- 
lin of the same, halfe an Acre of land in Boston, bounded with 
Rich. Cookes north : the Comon west : Rich. Sherman south : 
and Edmund Jacklin east: and this by a deed dated 13 (8) 1643, 
in p'sence of Hatavill Nutter and Edward Starbuck, Elders of the 
Church at Dover. This is againe sould, p. 125. 

William Toivnsend his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Edmund Jacklin north : 
Jane Parker south : the streete east : and Daniell Maud west. 

[8O.] Jane Parker her possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete east and 
south : William Townsend north : and Richard Sherman west. 

2. Also halfe an Acre in the new field bounded with Thomas 
Millard eastwards: David Sellick, Nathaniel Chappell, Jacob' 
Leger and M r . Pepes southwards : William Beamsley, Richard 
Sherman, and Zaccheus Bosworth northwest. 

3. Also fourty Acres of land at Muddy River bounded with 
Jane Parker, the widdow of Richard Parker, intending to 

marrie, did by deed of gift thus dispose of her land. Unto Mar- 
garet her daughter and her heires, she did give out of her house- 
lott twenty one foote square in the Angle at the meeting of the 
the streets. Their all her house and lott, also the halfe Acre in 
the newfield, and fourty Acres at Muddy river, she doth give to 
her sonns, viz 4 , halfe to John Parker her oldest and his heires, and 
the other halfe equally to be divided betwixt Thomas and Noah 
and theire heires, and if the one dye, then to descend to the sur- 






THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 199 

vivor : if both dye then to the eldest, and this was by a deed 
dated 15 (5) 1646, and the same day acknowledged before the 
Governor. 



Robert Blotts possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east and 
north : Mr. Flint on the south : John Leverit on the west. 

[81.] Mr. Flint his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house 'and garden bounded with Robert Blot north : John 
Leverit west : the streete east : and Anthony Harker south. 

Mr. Flint his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Anthony Harker north : 
Thomas Clarke south : the streete east : and George Burden west. 

[82.] Anthony Harker s possession in Boston. 

One house and garden founded with the streete east : James 

Johnson west : Mr. Flint north : and Mr. Flint 

south. 

Thomas ClarJces possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Mr. Flint north : 

Henry Webb and Georg Burden west : the streete east : and Raph 
Mason south. 



[83.] Raph Masons possessions in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Clarke north : 
Henry Webb west : the streete east : and Robert Wing south. 
This is sould to Thomas Painter, p. 50. 

21 (12) 1645. Isaac Perry granted unto Raph Mason of Boston 
ten Acres of land, be it more or lesse, at Muddy River, bounded 
with Raph Masons lot south, Thomas Scotto north : M r . Hibbins 
west: and this was by an absolute deed dated 20 (10) 1645: 
Acknowledged before Mr. Winthropp. 



Robert Wings possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south 
and the east : Henry Webb on the west : and Raph Mason on the 
north. 

2. Also halfe an Acre of land bounded with the River on the 

west : Mr. Pepes on the south : James Everill and on the 

east. 

X 

[84.] Richard Carters possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Mr. Oliver north : the 
Common west : the street east : and Jacob Leger south. 

2 (9) 46. William Parsons granted unto Rich : Carter, a parcell 
of land, about an acre, bounded Robert Wing and Raph Mason 
east : the lane south : the Comon west : and Georg Burden 
north : by an absolut deed dated 2 (9) 46, acknowledged before 
John Winthrop, Governor. 



200 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 



7 (1) 47. W m . Aspinwall granted unto Rich: Carter his lott at 
Muddy River containeing nine Acres more or lesse, bounded with 
Nathaniell Woodward, senior, towards the northwest, and the 
Cedar swamp on the other side : and this was by an absolute deed 
of sale, dat. 7 (1) 1647. 

4 (11) 1648. Richard Gridley granted to Richard Carter of 
Boston his lott at Spectacle Island, being by estimation three 
Acres more or lesse, situat on the hithermost part of the easterne 
Spectacle, to have and to hould according to all the right he hath 
in the same: and this was by a deed of sale dat. 2 (11) 1648, 
sealed and d'd in presence of W m . Aspinwall, Not. publick. 

Jacob Leger his possession within Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Mr. Coleborne on the 
south : the Comon west : the streete east : and Richard Carter 
north. 

2. Also a house and garden bounded with Mr. Thomas Fowle 
south : the streete west : Robert Woodward north : and Thomas 
Buttolph east. 

3. Also an Acre or thereabouts bound with Chaplaine 

east : Richard Parker north : the Comon south : and Mr. Pepes 
west. 

[85.] Mr. William Coleborne within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with the high streete east : the 
lane and Edward Belcher south : Jacob Leger north : and . 



Edward Belchars possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with M r . Colborne east 
north : the lane south : and William Talmage west. 



and 



[86.] The possession of William Talmage in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south : 
Edward Belchar east : and Thomas Snow on the north and on the 
west. 

2. Also a garden bounded with Robt. Walker west : Jacob 
Eliot east and south : and the streete north. 

The possession of Robert Walker in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Snow on the 
east : the Common north : the streete south : and William Brisco 
west. 

*[2. Also a garden bounded with Thomas Snow east : the Com- 
mon north : and : this was bounded before.] 

2. Also a garden bounded with William Talmage east : the 
street north : John Cranwell west : and Jacob Eliot south. 

[87.] William Brisco his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Robert Walker east : the 

Common north : the streete south : and Flacke west. 

Thomas Alcock of Dedham granted unto W m . Brisco of Boston 

* Evidently a clerical error. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 201 

a lott of twenty acres be it more or lesse, bounded with Edmund 
Crosse on the east and Edward Belchar on the west, halfe a mile 
from M r . Hibbins farme : and this was by a deed dat. in the yeare 
1644. 



Raph Roote his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Cranwell east : John 
Cranwell and Richard Croychley south : William Salter west : and 
the streete north. 

[88.] William Salter his possession in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Raph Roote east: the 
Common west : the streete north : Jacob Eliot and Richard 
Croychley south. 

2. Also an Acre in Mr. Colbornes field bounded with Jacob 
Eliot south and east : the bay west : and the Comon north. 

3. Also at Muddy River eight acres, bounded Robt. Burden 
west : William Brisco east : Nathaniel Woodward, senior, north : 
and Jacob Eliot south. This is againe sould to Ed : Devotion. 
Transfer, lib. 2, page 129. 

Jacob Eliots possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with the highway east : the lane 
north : William Talmage west : and Mr. Colborne's field south. 

[89.] * Garret Bournes possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Edward Rainsford east : the 
marsh south : and the streete west and north. 



John Cranwells house and possessions in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Raph Roote west : Robert 
Walker east : the streete north : and on the south twoe Acres of 
ground belonging to it : which twoe Acres is bounded with the 
garden on the north : Mr. Roe on the east : and Richard Croychley 
on the west and on the south. 



[9O.] Edward Rainsfords possession in Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Garret Bourne west: 
David Offley east : the streete norths and the Cove south. 

David Offleys possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Edward Rainsford west : 
the lane east : the streete north : and the Cove south. 

[91.] M r . Owen Roe his possession in the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with the streete north : the lane 
west : the Cove south : and John Pelton east. 

John Peltons possession in Boston. 

One house and houselot bounded with Owen Roe west : the 
streete north : the Cove south : and the marsh on the east. 



202 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

[92 . ] Griffith Bowens possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded by the streete on the south and 

on the west : Miles Reading on the east : and Cole on the 

north. 



Cole his possession within the limits of Boston. 



One house and garden bounded with Griffith Bowen south : the 
streete west : Miles Reading east : and John Odlin north. 

[93.] John Odlin his possession in the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete west : Miles 
Reading east : Cole south : and Walter Sinet on the north. 

12 (8) 1650. John Bateman granted to John Odlin a houselot 
in Boston (lately bought of John Cuddington) being bounded on 
the north with the lott of sd John Odlin : the lott of Griffith Bowen 
on the south : the high streete west : and Richard Wilson east : 
and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 10 (8) 1650. 

JOHN BATEMAN and 

Test. WILLIAM ASPINWALL, a scale. 

JOHN CUDDINGTON. 

Walter Sinet s possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Odlin south : the 
streete west : Thomas Buttolph and Miles Readinge east : and 
Jacob Leger north. 

[94.] Robert Woodwards possession in Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Jacob Leger south : Thomas 
Buttolph east : the high streete west : and the lane north. 

Thomas Wheelers possession in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the lane south: high 
streete west : the watring place east : and William Blaintaine 
north. 

2. Also at Muddy river fifteene Acres bounded with M r . Hibbins 
west : Cambridg bounds north : Robert Hull east : and Henry Fane 
south. 

[95 . ] William Blantaines possession in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Wheeler south : 
John Hurd north : the streete west : and watring place east. 

2. Also another houselott bounded with John Serch west : Wil- 
liam Brisco east : the streete south : and the Comon north. 

27 (4) 1646. William Davies, Gunsmith, granted to W m . Blan- 
taine, carpenter, halfe an Acre of land, be it more or lesse, bounded 
with Thomas Bel west : the Mill streete north : Georg Griggs east : 
and William Blantaine south ; and this was by an absolute deed of 
sale dated 27 (4) 1646, and acknowledged the same day before 
John Winthrop, Governor. 



John Hurds possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with William Blantaine south : 



THE BOOK or POSSESSIONS. 203 

the high streete west : Gamaliel Waite east : and Robert Hull 
north. 

[96.] Robert Hulls possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Hurd south : the high 
streete west : Job Judkin north : and Gamaliel Waite east. 



The possession of Job Judkins in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Robert Hull south : Elisa- 
beth Purton north : the streete west : and Gamaliel Waite, east. 

[97.] The possessions of Nathaniel Woodward (the elder) in 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the mill lane south : the 
high streete west : John Palmer, Junior, east : and John Marshall 
north. 

John Marshall his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nathaniell Woodward, sen- 
ior, on the south : Richard Hogg north : Amos Richardson east : 
and the streete west. 

[98.] Richard Hoggs possession within Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Marshall, south : Na- 
thaniel Eaton north : Amos Richardson and W m . Hudson, East : 
and streete west. Aliened to John Lake, p. 138. 



Nathaniel Eaton his possession within Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Richard Hogge south : Fran- 
cis East, north : W m . Hudson, senior, east : and the streete west. 

[99.] Francis East his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nathaniell Eaton south : 
Charitie * and Richard Waite north : William Hudson east : and 
the streete east.-f 



Charitie White her possession in Boston. 

One house and smale yard bounded with Francis East, south and 
east : the streete west : and Richard Waite north. 



[1OO.] Richard Waite his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Charitie White and Francis 
East, south: Edward Fletcher, north : the streete west : and Na- 
thaniel 1 Bishop east. 

Edward Fletchers possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard Waite, south : 
Robert Remolds north: the high streete west: and Nathaniell 
Bishopp east. 

* Evidently a word is dropped should be Charitie White and Richard Waite. See 
next two lots. 

f Sic. in oriff. Should be west. 



204 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

[1O1.] Robert Remolds his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Edward Fletcher, south : 
the high streete west : the Fort streete nor.th : and John Steven- 
son, east. 

John Palmer, junior, his possession in Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with Nathaniel Woodwar, senior, 
west : the Mill streete, south : Amos Richardson, east : and John 
Marshall, north. 



[1O2.] Amos Richardson his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Palmer, John Mar- 
shall and Richard Hogg, west : the streete south : John Palmer, 
senior, east : and William Hudson, senior, and also with Robert 
Scott, north. 

22 (3) 1647. Francis Smith of Boston granted unto Amos 
Richardson of Boston, 2 Acres of land purchased by him of Ed- 
ward Jacklin and Richard Sherman, being bounded with W m . As- 
pinwall north : the coinon on the west : the streete on the south : 
Jane Parker, W m . Townsend, Edmund Jacklin, Edmund Jackson 
and Ephraim Pope, east. This was by a deed dated the 22 (3) 
1647, and signed before William Aspinwall, publ. Notary. 

John Palmer, senior, his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden or houselott bounded with Amos Richard- 
son, west : Gamaliel Waite, east : Robert Scot and }*ong W m . 
Hudson, north : and the Mill streete, south. 

[1O3.] Gamaliel Waite his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with John Palmer west : Mr. 
Thomas Oliver, north : Benjamin Negoos easterly : and the Mill 
streete south. 

Also one garden plott bounded with Richard Hollich, east: 
Elizabeth Purton, west : William Blaintaine south : and the streete 
on the north. 

Benjamin Negoos his possession in Boston. . 
One house and lott bounded with Gamaliel Waite, west : Madid 
Engles, east : Mill streete, south : and M r . Oliver, north. 

, [1O4.] Madid Engles his possession in Boston. 
One house and lott bounded with M r . Scott, north : Benjamin 
Negoos, westward: William Deming, eastward: and the Mill 
streete southward. 

William Deming his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and lott bounded Capt. Keine, north : Madid Engles, 
west : and Benjamin Gillom, easterly : and the lane southeast. 

[1O5.] Richard Gridley his possession in Boston. 
One house and lott bounded with the streete south and west : 
the Bay, easterly : and John Harrison northerly. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 205 

Also another lott bounded with Robert Turner northwest : John 
Harrison southwest : the Ba} T southeast : and the Fort, northeast. 



John Harrison his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Richard Gridley southerly : 
the Bay, easterly : Richard Gridley, northerly : Robert Turner, 
westerly. 



[1O6.] Nicholas Baxter his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the streete or lane, north and 
west : Edward Browne and the Bay, east : Mathew I} T ons, south- 
ward. 



Edivard Browne his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nicholas Baxter northerly 
and westerly : the Ba}' easterly : and Matthew Jyons southward. 



[1O7.] Matthew lyons his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the lane westward : Nicholas 
Baxter and Edward Browne, northward : the Bay, eastward : and 
W m . Netherland southwards. 

William Letherland* his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the lane westward ; the ba}' 
eastwards : Matthew lyons northward : and Abel Porter and the 
Cove southward. 

[1O8.] W m . Teft his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the Cove, south : the lane 

east : the Mill streete, north : and Thomas Munt and Tuttle, 

westward. 

Thomas Hunts possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with W m . Teft, east and north : the 
Cove, south : and Jonathan Negoos westward. 

[1O9.] Jonathan Negoos his possession in Boston. 
One house and lott bounded with Thomas Munt, east : Thomas 
Foster, west : William Teft, north : and the Cove, south. 



Thomas Foster his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Jonathan Negoos, east : Rieh- 
ard Woodhouse, west : M rs . Tuttle, north : and the Cove, south. 
Sould to W m . Browne, p. 130. 

The 30 (7) 39. Boston granteth to Tho. Foster, the Com'dr. at 
the Castle Island, a great lot at the Mount for six heads, uppon 
condition expressed for Mount Woollaston lands. This land is 
49 Acres, bounded toward the north with land of M r . Haughs : 
toward the west with land of M r . Benjamin Keaine : toward the 

* This name was first spelled by the clerk as TVetherland, as in the preceding line. 
It should be ietherlaud. 



206 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

south with the land of Francis L} T all : toward the east with land 
of Nathaniell W ms . and Francis Lyall. If it be aliened from the 
towne, they require 2 Acres in seven to be returned to the towne, 
or 2s. 4eZ. in steed thereof. 

Teste JOHN OLIVER, secret. 



[HO.] Richard Woodhouse his possession in Boston. 

One house and houselott bounded with Thomas Foster on the 
east : John Vyall on the west : Georg Griggs on the north : and 
the Cove on the south. 

Georg Griggs his lott and possession in Boston. 
One houselott bounded with M rs . Tuttle east : William Davies 
west : John Vyall south : and the millne streete north. 



[111.] Thomas Bells possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with William Davies east :- Richard 
Hollich west : William Blantaine on the south : and the streete on 
the north. 

Richard Hollich his possession in ttnxton. 

One house and lott bounded with Thomas Bell, east : Gamaliel 
Waite, west : William Blaintaine, south : and the streete north. 



] Christopher Lawson his possession in the towne of 
Boston. 

20 (11) 1645. Richard Bellingham of Boston, Esq. : granted unto 
Christopher Lawson of Boston the one equall p'portionable halfe of 
the marsh land anciently granted to him by the towne of Boston, 
hieing betweene his owne howse which he bought of M r . Symons, and 
John Lowes. As appeareth by a deed dated 4 (4) 1644 

RICHARD BELLINGHAM and a seale. 
Witnes 

SAMUEL BELLINGHAM 
THOMAS LAKE. 

20 (6) 1646. Thomas Buttolph of Boston granted unto Chris- 
topher Lawson of Boston a p'cell of land in the Mill field, contein- 
ing foure Acres and halfe, be it more or lesse, bounded with bay 
north east : Nicholas Parker and Val. Hill northwest : and Chris- 
topher Stanley south : and this by deed dated 20 (6) 1646, acknowl- 
edged before John Winthrop, Governor. 

[113.] Robert Nanney his possession in the towne of Boston. 

25 (1) 1646. David Selleck of Boston granted unto Robert 
Nanney his house and garden thereunto belonging with ten foote 
broade for a way leading to the said garden, (formerly purchased 
of Christopher Lawson) and also ten foote of the wharfe in breadth 
from John Hills, and in length from the Dock to his house : being 
bounded with John Hills and the streete westerly : the marsh north- 
erly : the marsh and Nathaniel Long easterly : and the Cove south- 
erly : as appeares by a deed of sale dated 25 (1) 1646 and the 
same day acknowledged before M r . Winthrop, Dep. Gov r . 

DAVID SELLECK and a seale. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 207 

Also David Selleck granted sixe foote more of the wharfe next 
adjoyneing unto the former ten foote, and this by deed of sale With 
warranty against all men, and provision that he should leave roome 
*to passe upon the wharfe, and land goods as the rest of the neigh- 
bours doe. Dat. 29 (5) 1646 and acknowledged the same day before 
M r . Winthrop, Governor. 

16 (7) 1650. Paul Allistre granted to Robert Nanney his dwell- 
ing house in Boston, taken in execution of a Judgm*. against Rich : 
Straine, bounded with the land of Thomas Lake southwest : Arthur 
Perry northeast : Robert Wing northwest : and the cove southeast, 
(being in breadth 31 foote as appeares by the apprisement) , to- 
gether with the land and wharfe to the sd. house belonging : with 
warrantie against all that shall challeng any title thereto, by, from, 
or under him or Richard Straine or his p'decessors : and this was 
by a deed dated 16 (7) 1650. 

PAU. ALLISTRE and a scale. 

[114 is blank.] 

[115.] Mr. Roger Fletcher Ms possession in Boston. 

26 (4) 1646. Jeremy Houtchin of Boston in the Massachusetts, 
tanner, granted unto Roger Fletcher, late of London, merch 4 . his 
dwelling house, garden, orchard and tanpitts in Boston, bounded 
with Benjamin Thwing, south : John Buggies and Widdow Hunne 
east : Sudbury streete west : and the lane north. Also a parcell 
of land bounded with John Newgate, southwest : M r . Staughton, 
northwest : the highway, northeast : and Thomas Ludkin, south- 
east : and this was b}^ an absolute deed of sale, dat. 26 (4) 1646. 
Acknowledged the same day before M r . Richard Bellingham. 

[116.] Nicholas Busbie his possession in Boston. 

22 (6) 1646. Edmund Jacklin of Boston granted unto Nicholas 
Busbie, worsted weaver, his dwelling house and garden, be it half 
Acre more or lesse, bounded with Edmund Dennis north : W m . 
Townsend south : the highstreete east : -and Edmund Jacklin west. 
Acknowledged before the Governor, John Winthrop, esq r . ; 22 (6) 
1646. 

[117.] William Hailestones possession in Boston. 

29 (6) 1646. Edward Fletcher granted unto W m . Hailestone, 
late of Tanton, taylor, part of his dwelling house, viz*, the north 
end thereof, being 1 3 foote north and south, and twenty sixe foote 
east and west or thereabout ; with halfe his garden, being thus 
bounded : with Thomas Painter north : the Highway east : Na- 
thaniel Woodward and Edw. Fletcher south : and the High streete 
and Edward Fletcher west: this was by a deed dat. 29 (6) 1646, 
acknowledged before the Governor the same day. 

This is againe aliened, p. 128. 

[118.] Henry Shrimpton his possession in Boston. 

28 (7) 1646. Anthony Stqddard and John Leverit sould unto 
Hemy Shrimpton of Boston, Brassier, a dwelling house and garden 
in Boston, bounded with the water streete south : the new streete 



208 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

east : M r . John Wilson* west : and John Parker north : and this 
was b} T an absolute deed, dat. 9 (5) 1646, acknowledged the 26 
(7) 1646, before John Winthrop, Governor. 

[119.] Abraham Page his possession in Boston. 

22 (8) 16-46. John Steevenson granted his house and j'ard to 
Abraham Page, which is bounded with Nathaniel Bishop east : the 
Fort streete north : and Robert Remolds south and west : as b} T his 
deed dated 22 (8) 1646 doth appeare. Acknowledged before M r . 
John Winthrop, Governor, the same day : this is sould to John 
Hanset, page 120. 



John Hansett his possession in Boston. 

Abraham Page granted unto John Hansett of Roxbury his house 
and yard in Boston, bounded on the east with Nathaniel Bishop : 
the Fort streete on the north : and Robert Remolds on the south 
and on the west: as appeares by his deed elated the 22 (8) 1646 : 
acknowledged before John Wiuthrop, Governor, the same day. 



Hezekia Usher his possession in Boston. 

1. 

2. Edmund Jackson of Boston granted unto Hezekiah Usher of 
Boston his house and garden in Boston, bounded with M r . John 
Wilson north and east : the market steed south : and John Coggan 
west : being in front to the street 25 foote, and fourt3 T foote deepe : 
and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dated 1 (12) 1646. 
Acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, 2 (12) 1646. 



W m . Wicks his possession in Boston. 

John Sweete of Boston granted unto W m . Wicks of Boston a 
certaine house and garden in Boston, bounded with Thomas Ankor 
southeast : Christopher Stanley southwest and northwest : To have 
and to hould to him and his heires for ever: dat. 25 (12) 1644, 
and Acknowledged 12 (!) 1646, before John Winthrop, Governor. 

[123.] Joseph Phippeni his possession in Boston. 

One housplott which formerly was Anchor Ains worths, and by 
Henry Rashley, Attorney to the sd. Anchor (as by his p'curation 
dat. 8 (7) 1645 may appeare) sould unto the aforesaid Joseph: as 
by his deed of sale, dat. 30 (1) 1647 may appeare : .which deed 
was acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, the said 30 
(1) 47. 

[124.] The possession of John Jephson in Boston. 

James Oliver by vertue of the last will and testament of John 
Oliver late of Boston deceased, hath granted unto John Jepson 
the house and garden in Boston which formerly was M r . John Oli- 
vers : bounded with Valentine Hill southeast and northeast : the 
streete, northwest : and John Pierce and John Knight southwest : 
as also the lott of Thomas Marshall which (for one rod length 

* Name indistinct. 






THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 209 

abutteth on the southwest at the southerly end of John Knights 
and John Pierces lott : and this was by an absolute deed of sale 
dated 30 (2) 1647, and acknowledged before the Governor the 
same day. 



The possession of John Anderson in Boston. 
Edmund Grose of Boston granted unto John Anderson of the 
same, shipwright, his dwelling house in Boston, situat next to 
George Halsalls : and this was by an absolute deed of sale dat. 
1 (3) 1647, and acknowledged before the Governor 20th (3) 1647. 

[126.] Francis Smith his possession in Boston. 

22 (3) 1647. Edmund Jaclin of Boston granted unto Francis 
Smith of Boston, one Acre and halfe of land, be the same more or 
lesse, which was by him formerly purchased of Daniell Maud and 
Rich. Cooke, being bounded on the north with William Aspinwall : 
the Comon on the west : Richard Sherman on the south : and W ra . 
Townsend and Edmund Jacklin, Edmund Dennis and Ephraim 
Pope on the east : and this was by a deed dated, sealed and d'd 
the 22 (3) 1647 before William Aspinwall, publ. notary. 

22 (3) 1647. Richard Sherman of Boston granted to Francis 
Smith of Boston, halfe an Acre of land in Boston, bounded with 
the said Francis Smith north : the Comon west : the streete south : 
and Jane Parker east : and this was by a deed dat. sealed and d'd 
the 22 (3) 1647 before William Aspinwall, publick Notary. 

Both these are sould, see page 102. 

12 (7) 1648. W ln . Hudson of Boston, Junior, did sell unto 
Francis Smith of Boston, his p't in the dwelling . house of W m . 
Hudson, senior, being fourty six pound (the whole being one hun- 
dred and thirty) : and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 
sealed and delivered 12 (7) 1648, in presence of W m . Aspinwall, 
Not. publ. 

1 (10) 1648. John Milom of Boston, Coop., granted unto Fran- 
cis Smith of Boston his p't in the dwelling house of W m . Hudson, 
senior, being fourty pounds sterl. (the whole being 130 1L ) : and 
this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 29 (12) 1637. 

5 (11) 1648. W ra . Chambeiiaine assigned unto Francis Smith 
and his he ires forever his house and ground thereto belonging, 
formerly bought of the sd. Francis, being bounded on the north 
with the lane : on the east with the highstreete : Richard Carter 
on the south : and the Comon on the west. This assignment was 
dated 4 (11) 1648. 

W M . CHAMBERLAINE. 

This house was againe sould to Ri. Wilson : p. 

18 (2) 1651. Ambrose Leech of Boston for valuable consider- 
ation granted to Francis Smith a p'cell of land in Boston in breadth 
all betweene the house which is Joseph Wormalls and the land of 
the sd. Francis, being at the streete eight or nine foote more or 
lesse, and so according to the range by the end of Joseph Worm- 
alls house, unto the wharfe or Cove : and this was by a deed dat. 
16 (2) 1651. Signed, sealed and d'd. in presence of W m . Aspin- 
wall, Not'y publ. 

14 



210 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

[127..] The possession of Arthur Clarke in Boston. 

5 (5) 1647. Henry Pease of Boston, planter, granted unto Ar- 
thur Clarke of the same, carpenter, a certaine p'cell of ground, 
being in breadth fourty two foote and J at the front, and ninety 8 
foote and in length on the southwest side : the other side being 
ninety one foote and : and the end 38 foote : bounded on the 
southeast with the streete : Mr. Paine southwest : and his owne 
lott on the northeast and northwest : and this was by an absolute 
deed of sale, dat. 28 (4) 1647, and acknowledged before M r . Nowel 
5 (5) 1647. 

I, W m . Ting, doe heereby Give halfe my five lots of land of the 
Betweene goodm. Fippennys and the bridge in Boston to 
my Couzen Jno. Francklyn, to him and his heires for ever. Bos- 
ton. 15, ll mo - 1652. 

Entred and recorded 2 Feb. 1652, p. Edw. Rawson, Recorder. 

The testimony of W m . Francklin, aged about forty five years ; 
being by occasion at M r . W m . Tings house upon the 15 (11) 1652, 
hard M r . W m . Tinge say that one half of the five Roods of land 
belowe the high way betweene the bridge and goodman Fippennies, 
he did give to his Cozen John Francklin, and would confirme it by 
deede to him. 

Taken upon oath, the first of the 12 mo - 1652 before Mr. Hib- 
bins. 

Entred and Recorded, 2d February 1652. Edward Rawson, 
Recorder. 

This deede of guift within written under Capt. W m . Tings own 
hand, I, W m . Phillips, jun., of Boston do testifie that it was d'd 
unto my Brother John Franckling by M r . Willm. Tinge in my pres- 
ence : witnes my hand this (1) day of the 12 mo. 1652. 

Taken upon oath the 1st the 12 mo. 1652 before Mr. Hibbins. 

Entred and Recorded 2d february 1652. p. Edw. Rawson, 
Recorder. 

[128.] Richard LippincQt his possession in Boston. 

31 (5) 1647. William Hailstone of Boston, Tailor, granted 
unto Rich. Lippincot of Boston, Barber, his house and garden in 
Boston, bounded with Tho. Painter north : the high street and Ed- 
ward Fletchers garden west : the high way east : Nathaniel Wood- 
ward and Edward Fletcher south : and this was by an absolute 
deed of sale, dat. 31 (5) and acknowledged before M r . Endicot 
10th of the 6- 1647. 



[129.] John Vyall his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden containing halfe an Acre bounded on the 
east Richard Woodhouse : the high way on the west : Georg Griggs 
north : and the marsh and Cove on the South. 

Aliened to W m . Cosin, Booke 2, page 27. 



[13O.] W m . Broivne his possession in Boston. 

Thomas Foster granted to W ln . Brown late of Salem, his house 
and garden in Boston, bounded 'with Jonathan Negoos east : Georg 
Griggs north : Richard Woodhouse west : and Cove south : and 






THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 211 

this was. by an absolute deed dat. 13 (8) 1647 : and acknowledged 
before the Governor the same day. 



[131. J Thomas Beamont his possession in Boston. 

Thomas Foster of Boston granted unto Tho : Beamont of Lon- 
don, Mariner, fourtie nine Acres of land at Mount Woollaston, 
bounded on the north by M r . Atherto Haugh : Benjamin Keane on 
the west : Francis Lyle south : Nathaniell Williams and Francis 
Lyle on the east. And this was by a deed of absolute sale, dat. 
9 (8) 1647: and acknowledged before the Governor 19 (8) 1647. 

Also he granted a hyeway of six foote to be maintained between 
Barnabas Fawer, James Mattox, Arthur Perry and his ovvne, at 
the head of the lotts. 14 (1) 1648. 

[132.] William Chamberlaine his possession in Boston. 

9 (9) 1647. Francis Smith granted unto William Chamberlaine 
his house and garden together with the shopp and houseinge unto 
the same belonging, being bounded on the north with the lane : on 
the west with the Comon : the high streete east : and Richard Car- 
ter south : and this was by an absolute deed dat. 30th of October 
1647 ; acknowledged the 9 (9) 1647 before M r . Hibbins. 

This was again assigned to Francis Smith, see p. 126. 

[133.] Barnabas Fawer his possession in Boston. 

14 (1) 1647. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto Barnabas 
Fawer of Boston, a houselott in Boston bounded with the Cove 
southeast : the lane northeast : James Mattocks southwest : and 
his owne nor west : and this by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 23 
(9) 1646, and acknowledged before Mr..W m . Hibbins, 14 (7) 
1647. 



[134.] James Mattox his possession in Boston. 

14 (1) 1647. Valentine Hill grants unto James Mattox in Bos- 
ton a certaine houselott in Boston, bounded with Arthur Perry 
southwest : the Cove southeast : Barnabas Fawer northeast : and 
his owne land northwest : and this was by a deed dat. 23 (9) 1646, 
and acknowledged before M r . W m . Hibbins 14 (1) 1648. Also he 
granted a hyewa3 ? e of six foote to be maintained at the head of the 
lotts of Barnabas Fawer, James Mattox and Arthur Perry for 
theire accommodation and his owne. 14 (1) 1647. 



[135.] The possession of Robert Turner, shoomaker, in 
Boston. 

14 (2) 48. Valentine Hill granted unto Robert Turner, one 
house and garden in Boston, bounded with Thomas Buttolph 
north: Thomas Hawkins south : John Biggs west: and the streete 
east: and this was by deed dat. 1 (10) 1644, and acknowledged 
before M r . Bellingham 10 (2) 1648. 



[136. J The possessions of Christopher Clarke of Boston. 
12 (3) 1648. Nicholas Willis of Boston granted unto Christo- 
pher Clarke of the same, mariner, his house and garden bounded 



212 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

with John Button southwest : the street east : Thomas Painter 
northerly : and James Everill westerly : and this was by an abso- 
lute deed of sale dated 12 (3) 1648. 

NICHOLAS WILLIS and a scale. 
Sealed and d'd in presence of 
WILL AIM A SPIN WALL 
JAMES ALLISON. 

[137.] TJie possession of James Nash in Boston. 

7 (4) 1648. John Milom of Boston granted unto James Nash 
of Waymouth, a certaine parcell of marsh in Boston, being fourty 
foote in breadth at the front, bounded with the Mill creeke south- 
west ; the highway northwest : M r . W m . Ting northeast and south- 
east, as farr as low water marke : and this was by a deed, dated 
and sealed before William Aspinwall, Notary publ. 7 (4) 1648. 

[138.] John Lake his possession in Boston. 

14 (4) 1648. Richard Hogg of Boston sould unto John Lake of 
Boston his house and garden in Boston, bounded with John Mar- 
shall south : Nathaniel Eaton north : Amos Richardson and W m . 
Hudson east : and the high streete west : as appeared by a deed 
dat. 21 (8) 1645. witnes Philemon Pormort. Sould to Thomas 
Wiborne, p. 139. 

26 (4) 1648. Thomas Wibourne granted unto John Lake of 
Boston a certaine p'cell of land, conteineing eleven perches be the 
same more or lesse, being bounded with Robt. Remolds on the 
north and the east : Edward Fletcher south : and the high streete 
west : and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 26 (4) 1648, sealed 
and delivered before me, William Aspinwall, Notary publick. 

[139.] Thomas Wiborne his possession in Boston. 

14 (4) 1648. John Lake granted unto Thomas Wiborne his 
dwelling house in Boston and the garden thereto belonging, being 
bounded on the south with John Marshall : Nathaniel Eaton north : 
Amos Richardson and W m . Hudson east : the high streete west : 
and this was by an absolute deed of sale, Dated the 14 (4) 1648, 
before William Aspinwall, publick Notary. 

[14O.] John Phillips his possession in Boston. 

16 (4) 1648. John Milom granted unto John Phillips all that 
his dwelling house and shop and garden in Boston, bounded on 
the northeast with John Hill : the lane southwest : Tho. Yow* 
northwest : and the Cove southeast : and this was sealed and 
delivered the 16 (4) 1648, before me, W m . Aspinwall Notary 
publ. 



[141.] Henry Browne his possession in Boston. 

20 (4) 1648. William Douglas of Boston granted unto Henry 
Browne of Limehouse, mariner, a parcell of land, part of his 
houselott in Boston, containeing fifty six perches, three quar- 

* This name may be Low or How. 



THE BOOK or POSSESSIONS. 213 

ters, of land, be the same more or lesse ; being in front at the sea 
thirty one foote, and in front toward the streete fyve rod, three 
foote, or thereabouts : bounded on the northeast with Joseph 
Baster, the River and W m . Douglas : on the southeast with W m . 
Douglas and the streete : on the southwest, W m . Phillips and - 
- : and on the northwest with Joseph Baster and Thomas 
Anchor : and this was by an absolute deed of sale, sealed and d'd 
in presence of me, William Aspinwall, Not. publ. the 20 (4) 
1648. 



.] W m . Douglas his possession in Boston. 

Walter Merry in behalfe of himselfe and Thomas Anchor, granted 
unto W m . Douglas of Boston, Coop., one dwelling house in Boston, 
situate betweene the lotts of John Sweete and John Seabuiy, to- 
gether with the shopp which was Thomas Anchors and the ground 
thereunto belonging : and this was bv an absolute deed dated 1 (3) 
1646, acknowledged before M r . Bellingham 15 (4) 1648. 

Walter Merry granted unto W m . Douglas one little house with 
the ouse * late in the tenure and occupation of John Newgrove, 
adjo} T ning to the former house and ground, to have and to hould 
the said house and ground to him and his heires forever. Dat. 12 
(1) 1647, and acknowledged before Mr. Bellingham, 15 (4) 1648. 



[143.] John Baker his possession in Boston. 

1 (4) 1648. Joseph Phippeni granted unto Joh. Baker the moietie 
or one halfe of his house lott, being in breadth twentie foote, 
bounded on the south with Thomas Savage : W m . Phillips west : 
the said Joseph Phippeni north : and the Bay east : and this was 
by an absolute deed of sale, sealed and d'd in presence of W m . Aspin- 
wall, publ. Notarie. 

[144.] M r . W m . Davies, Apothecary, his possession in Boston. 

2 (6) 1648. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto W m . Davies 
a certaine p'cell of land in the Newfield in Boston, being foure 
Acres more or lesse, bounded on the north with James Pen : John 
Biggs and James Pen on the west : Robert Turner on the east : 
and Thomas Buttolph on the south : and this was by an absolute 
deed of sale sealed and delivered before W m . Aspinwall Not. 
publ. the 2 (6) 1648. 

[145.] Richard Bennet his possession in Boston. 

26 (6) 1648. W m . Phillips and Susan his wife granted unto 
Richard Bennet of Boston twoe or three Acres of land in Boston 
in the Mill field, bounded with theire owne land northwest, south- 
west and northeast : and on the southeast with lands of the sd. Rich- 
ard Bennet and W m . Phillips : and this was by a deed sealed and 
delivered 26 (6) 1648, before William Aspinwall, Not. publicke. 

12 (1) 1650* Thomas Clark of Boston, merch*., for valuable 
consideration rec'd., granted to Richard Bennet of Boston one 
quarter of an Acre of land in Boston, in the mill field, bounded 

*Thus in the original. 



214 CITY DOCUMENT No. 46. 

with the barne and barne yard of the sd. Rich, on the northeast : 
the streete southeast : W m . Phillips southwest and northwest : and 
this was by a deed dated 12 (1) 1650, before me W m . Aspinwall 
sealed and delivered. 



[146.] Richard Straine his possession in Boston. 

25 (7) 1648. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto Richard 
Straine of of* Boston, one Acre of land in Boston, be the same 
more or lesse, being bounded on the southwest with M r . Nathaniell 
Eldred : M r . John Oliver and the high wa^yes northwest and north- 
east : Arthur Perry and the grate Cove southeast : and this was by an 
absolute deed of sale dated the 27th of August 1648, and Acknowl- 
edged by M r . Hill before mee W m . Aspinwall 25 (7) 1648. Witnes 
Henry Shrimpton and Thorn. Bomsted. 

[147.] George Michell his possession in Boston. 

10 (8) 1648. Joseph Phippeni of Boston granted unto George 
Michell a house and house lott in Boston, bounded on the north 
with Capt. Thomas Hawkins : John Baker on the south : the Bay 
on the east : and W m . Phillips on the west : and this was by a deed 
dat. 10 (8) 1648, before W m . Aspinwall, Not. publ. 

[148.] John Langdon his possession in Boston. 

Nathaniell Woodward, Junior, granted unto John Langdon of 
[Bo]fston, his dwelling house and garden in Boston, being bounded 
on the [south] f with Richard Waite : Edward Fletcher on the 
north : Nathaniell Bishop on the east : and the high streete on the 
west: and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 16 (8) 1648, sealed 
and d'd before William [Aspin]twall and Robert Button. 

[149.] Rice Jonies his possession in Boston. 

17 (9) 1648. Robert Burnam granted unto Rice Jones of Bos- 
ton a houslott in Boston, bounded on the south with Robert 
Burnam : ould Rawlins on the north : the highway east : and W m . 
Phillips west: and this was by a deed, dat. 17 \ (9) 1648, before 
W . Aspinwall, Not. publ. 




[Here ends the Record of Possessions, the next page, the reverse 
of p. 149, being occupied with part of a contemporaneous in- 
dex. At the foot of pp. 145-149 are some notes of stray cattle 
recorded in 1675 by Free Grace Bendall, and in L693 by another 
clerk.] 

* Repeated thus. 

t Nearly illegible in original. 

j This date may be read 27 (9) 1648. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 215 

The following document is undoubtedly worth a place ; it is at 
the foot of p. 145 : 

MASSACHUSETTS COLLONY JOHN LEVERETT, esq r . Gov r . 

IN NEW ENGLAND 

[THE SEALE.] To all people who shall see these presents or 
hear them read, greeting. Know yee that Lancellot Talbott and 
Joseph Smith have bought of the Treesurer of this Collony seaven 
Indians, viz*. George, William, Hawkins, great David, Rouley, 
John Indian and Tommoquin, which Indians were sentenc'd to be 
sould for slaves : to which end the said Talbott and Smith may trans- 
port them to any place out of this Continent. In testimony of the 
truth hereof, I have caused the publique scale of the Collony to be 
affixed hereunto, this 22 of 9 br 1675, Ano'q. Regni Regis Caroli. 
secundi, nunc Aug* xxvii. 

JOHN LEVERETT, Gov r . 

Recorded and compard, 20 th . 9 br . 75, pr. F. Bendall, Rec. 

* The next word is indistinct. 



IN D 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Addams, 49, 87, 102, 118, 122, 129, 134, 138, 
142, 150, 154, 172. 

Addington, 141, 161, 190. 

Ainsworth, 188, 208. 

Albye, 49, 59. 

Alcock. 15, 104, 109, 123, 126, 200. 

Aldrich, 50. 

Alford, 154. 

Allen, 49, 95, 106, 128, 163, 164. 

Allington, 182. 

Alliston, 212. 

Allistre, 207. 

Andersonne, 60, 91, 110, 165, 176, 179, 209. 

Andrew, 133. 

Angler, 181. 

Ankor, 208, 213. 

Arnould, 49, 57, 58, 63, 112, 165, 175. 

Arratt, 14, 26. 

Ashley, 143, 146. 

Aspinell, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 21, 22, 160. 

Aspynwall, 6, 7, 14, 29, 38, 91, 108, 114, 119, 
162, 165, 168, 169, 172, 173, 175, 179, 180, 
181, 183, 184, 185, 187, 188, 190, 191, 193, 
194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 200, 202, 204, 209, 
212, 213, 214. 

Atkinson, 55, 94, 111, 120, 122. 

Atwood, 71, 102, 108, 195. 

Audley, 9, 160. 

Avery, 126, 163. 

Award, 31. 

Ayres, 116. 

Bagley, 151. 

Baker, 68, 98, 105, 139, 150, 154, 165, 213, 214. 

Ballentine, 158. 

Balstone, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 

17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38, 

83, 94, 95, 96, 139, 160, 184. 
Barker, 197. 
Barlow, 178. 
Barnard, 108. 

Barnes, 96, 97, 99, 114, 120, 126, 133, 153, 155. 
Barrell, 36, 49, 55. 86, 95, 111, 114, 118, 126, 

165, 185, 186. 
Barrett, 134. 
Basse, 71, 96, 97. 
Batman, 110. 
Batts, 126. 
Baytes, 18, 25, 26, 28, 39, 52, 127, 148, 165, 

180, 185. 

Baytman, 94, 99, 105, 121, 202. 
Baxter, 43, 71, 95, 165, 213, 265. 
Beamont, 165, 211. 
Beamsley, 23, 62, 92, 97, 99, 100, 102, 108, 110, 

129, 131, 134, 138, 141, 165, 174, 189, 192, 

198. 
Becke, 23, 57, 59, 78, 83, 85, 96, 100, 110, 118, 

123, 165, 168, 181, 182, 190, 192. 
Belcher, 3, 14, 98, 114, 165, 200, 201. 
Belknap, 138. 
Bell, 31, 37, 46, 67, 81, 95, 100, 125, 150, 165. 

202, 206. 
Bellingham, 2, 3, 4, 20, 27, 44, 45, 48, 52, 54, 

55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 

68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 79, 83, 93, 111, 

113, 160, 165, 168, 170, 176, 177, 179, 181, 

183, 186, 187, 195. 206, 207, 211, 213. 



Bellman, 118. 

Bendall, 9, 20, 22, 25, 27, 34, 40, 46, 52, 63, 75, 
76, 79, 80, 84, 86, 92, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99, 106, 
122, 136, 160, 165, 169, 170, 175, 180, 183, 
187. 188, 189, 215. 

Benjamin, 151. 

Bennett, 58, 101, 104, 105, 114, 120, 134, 136, 
138, 163, 164, 165, 174, 183, 213. 

Berry, 80, 87, 89. 

Bibble, 21. 

Bidggood, 41. 

Bigge, 23, 56, 63, 68, 79,160, 165, 168, 174, 181, 
182, 211, 213. 

Bird, 50, 122, 144. 

Bishop, 99, 143, 154, 165, 188, 195, 203, 208, 214. 

Bittield, 50, 108. 

Blackstone, 2, 25, 26, 32, 72. 

Blague, 137. 

Blake, 128, 137, 143, 150. 

Blanchard, 163, 164. 

Blancher, 88, 105. 

Blantaine, 165, 202, 204, 206. 

Blanton, 44, 48, 87, 88, 92, 94, 121, 123, 126, 
133, 134, 138, 139, 157. 

Blesdall. 141. 

Bligh, 112. 

Blott. 9, 68, 74, 95, 144, 152, 155, 165, 199. 

Blysse, 50. 

Bomstead, 214. 

Boston, 2, 3, 12, 38, 39, 47, 48, 54, 56, 57, 59, 
61, 62, 67, 69, 72, 73, 77, 80, 84, 87, 88, 90, 
92, 96, 97, 99, 101, 103, 105, 108, 111, 113, 
118, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 132, 133, 137, 
147, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 168, 169, 170, 
171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 
180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 

189, 190, 191, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 

199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 
208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214. 

Bosworth, 9, 80, 160, 165, 172, 174, 180, 182, 

190, 192, 195, 196, 197, 198. 

Bourne, 23, 27, 56, 68, 59, 100, 107, 108, 110, 
118, 121, 165, 174, 175, 201. 

Bowen, 38, 78, 95, 165, 186, 202. 

Boyden, 154. 

Brackett, 9, 38, 48, 49, 191. 

Bradford, 46, 113. 

Bradstreet, 124. 

Brattle, 150, 159. 

Brayntree, 54, 59, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 71, 72, 74, 
75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 92, 95, 96, 97, 99, 
101, 102, 105, 106, 133, 135, 136, 144, 172, 
173, 174, 175, 176, 182, 185, 186, 188, 196, 
198. 

Breedon, 156. 

Brenton, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 
16, 17, 18, 19, 29, 37, 94, 104, 105, 108, 109, 
110, 112, 114; 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 
122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 134, 136, 138, 140, 141, 142, 160. 

Brewster, 143, 147. 

Bridgham, 114, 155, 158, 193, 194. 

Briscoe, 48, 52, 63, 65, 68, 71, 88, 90, 143, 165, 

200, 201, 202. 
Brockett, 34. 
Brooks, 121. 
Broome, 138. 



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Broughton, 112, 119, 139, 143, 144, 146, 148, 
149, 150, 151, 152. 154, 155, 157. 

Browne, 22, 24, 26, 32, 66, 68, 95, 165, 168, 
172, 176, 181, 190, 196, 205, 210, 212. 

Bruff, 119. 

Bulgar, 22, 24. 

Bullecke, 22. 

Burchall, 26, 124. 

Burden, 32, 33, 34, 44, 45, 53, fi2, 66, 67, 74, 

99, 101, 102, 106, 117, 165, 170, 171, 174, 
180, 184, 185, 186, 188, 190, 199, 201. 

Surges, 113. 

Burnham, 214. 

Burnell, 68. 

Burrill, 94, 135, 140. 

Busby, 165, 207. 

Bushby, 92. 

Bushnall, 9, 15, 24, 25, 26, 31, 141. 

Bushwell, 184, 187. 

Butler, 94, 96. 

Butman, 98, 99, 100. 

Buttalph, 29, 30, 56, 59, 61, 72, 88. 90, 92, 97, 

165, 158, 165, 169, 172, 181, 182, 189, 192, 

105, 200, 202, 206, 211, 213. 
Buttle, 44, 48, 60, 66, 85, 114. 
Button, 9, 16, 17, 39, 54, 57, 58, 59, 66, 74, 76, 

92, 94, 99, 104, 117, 160, 165, 172, 182, 185, 

186, 212, 214. 

Cambridge, 52, 56, 61, 62, 69, 106, 119, 123, 

125, 136, 146, 169, 202. 
Canes, 54. 
Carter, 41, 49, 53, 95, 122, 143, 165, 171, 181, 

199, 200, 209, 211. 
Castle, 42, 82, 84, 86, 128, 205. 
Cawsey, 182. 

Cedar, 22, 23, 24, 146, 147, 158, 192, 197, 200. 

Chafey, 32, 73, 78, 89, 95, 165, 172, 178, 179. 

Chamberlain, 105, 165, 209, 210, 211. 

Chandler, 91. 

Chapin, 143, 147. 

Chaplaine, 200. 

Chapman, 68. 

Chappell, 32, 33, 165, 178, 179, 198. 

Charles, 18, 19, 23, 24, 48, 61, 62, 169, 185, 192. 

Charltowne, 7, 27, 28, 33, 54, 67, 69, 71, 72, 73, 

74, 82, 95, 100, 106, 112, 113, 119, 123, 182, 
183, 195. 

Cheeseborrowe, 2, 3, 5, 7, 20, 47, 61. 

Cheevars, 114, 150, 165, 175. 

Chickley, 150. 

Child, 154. 

Clapton, 34/ 

Clarke, 31; 44, 46, 50, 76, 85, 94, 95, 97, 99, 
100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 
110, 112, 113, 118, 120, 126, 128, 134, 143, 
156, 165, 172, 174, 176, 177, 178, 179, 182, 
183, 184, 189, 192, 198, 199, 210, 211, 213. 

Cliflbrd, 76. 

Clow, 137. 

Coddington, 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 
20, 21, 38, 41, 47, 88, 160, 202. 

Co^an, 2, 3, 8, 21, 28, 35, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 
51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58, 62, 106, 113, 128, 151, 
152, 160, 165, 168, 170, 172, 174, 186, 208. 

Coggeshall, 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 2S, 30, 31, 160. 

Colburn, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 
30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 
43, 44, 45, 48, 51, 52. 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 
60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 

75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 
. 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 

100, 101, 102, 108, 135, 160, 165. 190, 193, 

200, 201. 

Cole, 2, 12, 13, 15, 29, 38, 42, 65, 92, 99, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 
123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 
141, 142, 160, 165, 172, 175, 176, 177, 178, 
179, 195, 196, 202. 

Collyns, 50, 134. 

Compton, 94, 96, 165, 193, 194. 



Concord, 37. 

Cooke, 67, 90, 109, 112, 117, 139, 157, 165, 176, 

180, 182, 186, 189, 190, 196, 197, 198, 209. 
Copp, 90, 95, 144, 165, 172. 
Cornnell, 35, 38. 
Cornwell, 184. 
Cosin, 210. 
Cotton, 3, 6, 13, 25, 26, 99, 103, 108, 113, 122, 

129, 138, 146, 160, 163, 164, 165, 168, 170, 

188. 
Courser, 26, 33, 55, 59, 60, 73, 74, 75, 90, 99, 

103, 108, 112, 114, 118, 123, 134, 137, 143, 
1 0, 153, 154, 165, 170, 171, 191. 

Covey, 50. 
Cowel, 150. 
Cox, 182. 
Coxall, 2. 
Coy, 130. 

Crabtree, 31, 45, 110. 
Cramme, 22, 23, 26. 
Crane, 108. 

Cranwell, 25, 33, 165, 200, 201. 
Critchley, 46, 118, 122, 150, 192, 193. 
Cromwell, 163. 
Crosse, 2ul. 

Croychley, 165, 193, 201. 
Cruniwefl. 102, 108. 
Cullick, 146. 

Cullymore, 10, 11, 12, 30, 78, 114, 128, 132, 
137, 138, 139, 143, 165, 173, 176, 177, 178, 183. 
Cunny, 129, 134, 146, 148. 
Curtys, 44, 83, 140. 

Dane, 169, 179. 
Davenport, 128. 
Dasset, 50. 

Davisse, 25, 33, 34, 52, 53, 54, 61, 69, 72, 73, 
80, 84, 89, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 101, 103, 

104, 105, 106, 108, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 
123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 
142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 
151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 165, 
171, 172, 173, 174, 189, 190, 196, 197, 202, 

206, 213. 

Dawes, 127, 128, 151. 
Dawson, 58. 

Day, 57, 60, 73. 

Deacons, 4. 

Deare, 13, 58, 60, 65, 68, 82, 92, 93, 97, 125. 

Dedham, 56. 57, 69, 106, 169, 200. 

Deming, 103, 107, 165, 193, 204. 

Deninge, 14, 26, 163. 

Dennys, 19, 31, 69, 95, 105, 165, 196, 197, 198, 

207, 209. 
Deputie, 8, 55. 
Derman, 155. 

Devotion, 106, 118, 121, 201. 
Dewer, 143, 154. 
Dexter, 67. 

Digges, 174. 

Dinsdall, 114, 118, 123, 129, 134, 143, 150, 154, 

165, 194. 

Doolittle, 114, 123. 
Dorchester, 4, 7, 12, 15, 39, 67, 76, 96, 126, 

127, 183. 
Dorryfall, 9, 19. 
Douglass, 65, 88, 100, 102, 134, 138, 139, 165, 

212, 213. 
Doutch, 131. 
Downings, 184. 
Dowse, 45, 143, 165, 170, 185. 
Dra'ce, 161. 

Drury, 118, 122, 129, 153. 
Dunbar, 163. 
Duncan, 103, 112, 114. 
Dunster, 165, 170, 182. 
Dyer, 8, 29, 31, 126. 
Dyneley, 16, 24, 193. 

East, 30, 95, 152, 165, 189, 203. 
Eaton, 165, 189, 192, 197, 203, 212. 
Eavens, 103, 181. 
Edsell. 143. 



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Edwards, 91. 

Eldred, 214. 

Elkyn, 24, 25, 26. 

Ellyot, 9. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 
48, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 
63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 
76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 
89, 90, 91, 92, 93. 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 
101, 102, 107, 123, 129, 135, 146, 160, 164, 
165, 189, 192, 193, 200, 201. 

Else, 116. 

Erains, 93. 

Endicott, 210. 

England, 134, 181, 162. 

Engels, 204. 

English, 107, 113, 128, 154. 

Everett, 129, 168. 

Everill, 3, 13, 17, 36, 39, 54, 60, 62, 68, 72, 87 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93. 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
105, 106, 108, 130, 137, 138, 139, 144, 165, 
173, 176, 181, 185, 186, 191, 195, 198, 199, 
211. 

Fairbanks, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 32, 
35, 37, 39, 40, 45, 52. 57, 68, 73, 74, 103, 

104, 165, 170, 171, 182, 184, 190, 194, 195, 
196. 

Fairewether, 9, 28, 29, 30. 

Fallowell, 41. 

Fanes, 165, 170, 180, 202. 

Faour, 86, 92, 94, 163, 165, 211. 

Farnham, 118, 121, 173. 

Farnisides, 122. 

Faulkner, 149, 160, 172. 

Feeld, 112. 

Firman, 1, 2. 

Fish, 165, 173. 

Fisher, 21, 28, 30, 125, 127, 134, 135, 168. 

Fitch, 24. 

Flack, 54, 200. 

Fletcher, 48, 56, 70, 90, 102, 103, 111, 114, 165, 

195, 203, 204, 207, 210, 212, 214. 
Flint, 18, 47, 80, 165, 199. 
Floyd, 120. 
Flud, 95. 
Foote, 117. 

Forthill, 8, 77, 79, 128, 130, 158, 189, 194. 
Foster, 42, 139, 165, 175, 205, 206, 210. 
Fowle, 42, 46, 82, 86, 87, 88, 101, 165, 169, 182, 

200. 

Foxcroft, 165, 187, 188. 
Foxery, 113. 
Frankling, 68, 79, 84, 86, 89, 97, 98, 99, 104, 

105, 110, 115, 117, 153, 165, 170, 181, 187, 
210. 

Frary, 133, 154. 
French, 50. 
Friend, 51. 
Fryar, 141. 

Gallop, 12, 13, 19, 28, 46, 76, 77, 78, 81, 100, 

165,178,179,196. 
Gardiner, 134, 146, 149. 
Garner, 8. 
Garrold, 37. 
Gibbon, 15, 18, 21, 28, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 

48, 51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 

66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 78, 79, 

80, 82, 83, 84, 88, 89, 90, 123, 127, 163, 165, 

169, 170, 172, 173, 181, 187. 
Gibson, 91, 94. 99, 127, 172. 
Gilbert, 50, 135. 
Gilford, 113. 
Gillam, 19, 27, 28, 33, 39, 52, 54, 94, 96, 139. 

142, 144, 165, 193, 194, 204. 
Glover, 29, 99, 101, 102, 118, 125, 129, 141, 144, 

145, 165, 170, 184. 
Gold, 138. 

Goodwine, 53, 165, 172, 173. 
Goose, 118, 122, 128. 
Gore, 178. 
Goultrop, 68, 186. 
Graine, 40. 



Grame, 46, 165, 170, 184. 

Graves, 139. 

Gray, 31, 53. 

Greenclif, 120. 

Greene, 9, 121, 123, 129, 131, 143. 

Greenfield, 12. 

Greenliff, 126, 130. 

Greensmyth, 12. 

Gridley, 9, 17, 33, 39, 53, 55, 90, 111, 120, 129, 

130, 132, 148, 150, 151, 154, 160, 165, 189, 

191, 200, 204, 205. 
Griggs, 9, 23, 24, 33, 87, 95, 110, 165, 175, 202, 

206, 210. 
Grosse, 15, 17, 26, 38, 44, 45, 53, 91, 136, 151, 

160, 165, 173, 174, 176, 189, 209. 
Grower, 154. 
Grubb, 2, 3, 16, 31, 38, 46, 53, 56, 72, 87, 88, 

90, 95, 158, 165, 174, 192, 196, 197 
Gryne, 35, 40. 

Gunnyson, 15, 67, 93, 99, 166, 170, 184. 
Gutteridge, 66. 

Hagburn, 59, 78. 

Hailestone, 166, 207, 210. 

Hale, 120. 

Hall, 92. 

Halsoll, 88, 89, 98, 99, 103, 166, 209. 

Halston, 88. 

Hamberyes, 113. 

Hames, 127. 

Hanberry, 97, 127, 142. 

Hansett, 20, 166, 208. 

Harbar, 49. 

Harbert, 111. 

Hardinge, 1, 2, 8, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 
28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 
44, 46, 48, 88, 94, 96, 105, 131, 160. 

Barker, 9, 95, 123, 129, 166, 174, 199. 

Harris, 133. 

Harrison, 86, 166, 204, 205. 

Hart, 135. 

Harwood, 15, 34, 128, 188. 

Hary, 154. 

Hathaway, 50. 

Haulgh, 7, 9. 18, 21, 22, 31, 34, 35, 38, 47, 48, 
52, 55, 56, 57, 58, 61, 83, 156, 164, 166, 169, 
194, 196, 197, 205, 211. 

Hawes, 173. 

Hawker, 23. 

Hawkins, 31, 37, 52, 77, 78, 81, 89, 94, 100, 113, 
120, 166, 170, 174, 175, 179, 180, 182, 183, 
186, 188, 192, 211, 214, 215. 

Hayward, 195. 

Hearsey, 118. 

Heaton, 24. 

Henricks, 44. 

Henry, 81. 

Hervert College, 113. 

Hewstead, 45. 

Hibbins, 41, 44, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 
60, 61, 62, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 103, 108, 
115, 126, 163, 166, 169, 189, 190, 192, 193, 

194, 199, 201, 202, 210, 211. 
Hickborne, 100, 116, 128. 
Higgins, 156. 

Hill, 20, 30, 38, 52, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 
72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 
84, 86, 87, 89, 92, 94, 96, 97, 101, 117, 122, 
149, 166, 168, 171, 173, 174, 176, 177, 178, 
179, 180, 181, 182, 187, 188, 189, 191, 192, 

195, 196, 198, 206, 208, 211, 212, 213, 214. 
Hogg, 2, 13, 15, 29, 38, 44, 45, 47. 48, 51, 53, 

54, 55, 58, 66, 70, 75, 166, 189, 197, 203, 204, 

212. 

Holbridge, 122. 
Holioke, 100, 101. 
Holland, 140. 
Holledge, 38, 88, 95. 
Hollich, 166, 204, 206. 
Hord, 39. 
Houghton, 179. 
Houlton, 9, 23, 108. 
How, 126, 143. 



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Howard, 32. 

Howchin, 92, 93, 94. 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 
102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 
113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 

122, 134, 157, 166, 170, 180, 185, 207. 
Howen, 54, 69, 83, 84, 108, 112, 166, 171, 180, 

185. 

Hudson, 3, 8, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 30, 32, 33, 34, 
39, 41, 44, 51, 52, 66, 67, 68, 73, 80, 90, 94, 
95, 96, 113, 121. 124, 130, 143, 145, 150, 152, 
155, 160, 166, 170, 177, 178, 179, 180, 182, 
184, 186, 189, 190, 195, 196, 203, 204, 209, 
212. 

Hues, 81. 

Hull, 14, 19, 42. 43. 47, 66, 90, 105, 123, 134, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 
144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153, 
154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 166, 175, 202, 203. 

Hunne, 31, 166, 170, 171, 176, 185, 186, 207. 

Hunt, 186. 

Hurd, 42, 48, 66, 93, 102, 166, 202, 203. 

Hutchinson, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, '22, 30, 32, 38, 
39, 40, 41, 45, 47, 48, 55, 77, 78, 83, 94, 96, 
108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 123, 134, 135, 136, 143, 155, 159, 160, 
166, 171, 182, 188, 192, 193, 194, 197. 

Hyricke, 37. 

lans, 122. 

Ines, 23. 

Inge, 33. 

Ingles, 95, 126, 129, 166. 

Ipswich, 33. 

Ireland, 71, 119, 129, 130, 135. 

lyons, 166, 205. 

Jacklyn, 52, 57, 69, 166, 198, 204, 207, 209. 

Jackson, 24, 31, 37, 45, 53, 57, 59, 74, 78, 82, 
92, 95, 97, 98, 99. 125, 134, 153, 166, 171, 
172, 174, 175, 180, 184, Ib6, 204, 208. 

James, 140. 

Jemson, 95, 104. 

Jeoffreys, 183. 

Jepson, 41, 166, 208. 

Jewell, 49, 127. 

Jibson, 91. 

Joanes, 88, 90, 95, 123. 

John and Sarah, 163. 

Johnson, 9, 24, 33, 35, 60, 67, 72, 77. 78, 94, 
101, 112, 124, 1'27, 133, 140, 154, loo, 156, 
158, 159, 166, 173, 174, 182, 184, 196. 

Jolliff, 150. 

Jonies, 214. 

Joye, 15, 16, 71, 81, 84, 153, 158, 166, 176, 177. 

Joyslin, 106. 

Judkin, 63, 166, 186, 203. 

Jynks, 118. 

Kayne, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 21, 27, 28, 33, 
34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 48, 65, 77, 78, 
86, 88, 89, 92, 94, 101, 103, 106, 112, 119, 

123, 132, 154, 160, 166, 170, 171, 190, 191, 
194, 204, 205, 211. 

Kellog, 154. 
Kemble, 152. 

Kenerick, 108, 146, 166, 171, 194, 195. 
Keyly, 87. 
Kidby, 48. 

Kiuxit-y, 17,32,41,47,59. 
Kirkby, 49, 95, 166, 179, 180. 
Knap, 140. 

Knight, 47, 66, 83, 114, 115. 116, 128, 137, 166, 
170, 176, 177, 184, 208, 209. 

Lake, 127, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 
151, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 166, 203, 
206, 207, 212. 

Lamb, 181. 

Lane, 95, 126, 127, 142. 

Langdon, 166, 214. 

Langham. 138. 

Lawson. 86, 166, 182, 183, 188, 189, 206. 

Leader, 91, 102, 103, 123, 124, 127, 129, 131. 



Leaguer, 182. 

Lee, 128. 

Leech, 209. 

Legar, 34, 166, 169, 190, 198, 199, 200, 202. 

Letherland, 45, 46, 166, 205. 

Leverett, 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32 
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 60 
61, 63, 66, 101, 103. 104, 105, 106, 107, 108 
112, 113, 160, 166, 171, 172, 173, 174, 178 
179, 181, 186, 187, 190, 191, 194, 199, 207 
214, 215. 

Lewes, 113, 139. 

Lightfoot, 115. 

Linchome, 95. 

Lindon, 112, 154. 

Lippincott, 80, 166, 210. 

Long, 51, 53. 56, 57, 60, 78, 81, 94, 95, 111, 

125, 140, 188, 206. 
l,ove, 31. 

Lovell, 51. 

Lovett, 101. 

Lowe, 15, 20, 21, 32, 48, 63, 66, 75, 76, 77, 83, 

97, 163, 166, 168, 177, 181, 206. 
Ludkin, 95, 107, 108, 163, 164, 207. 
Lugg, 47, 166, 190, 196. 
Lyall, 35, 174, 196, 206. 
Lyn, 123. 132, 136. 
Lynde, 24, 130, 150, 153. 
Lynne, 12, 13, 62, 124. 
Lysle, 38, 43, 166, 169, 197, 211. 

Mahoone, 141. 

Mainard, 186. 

Makepeace, 19, 39, 166, 180, 185. 

Maiden, 136, 155. 

Mansfield, 33. 

Marchant, 49. 

Marshall. 7, 13, 16, 21, 27, 28, 33, 48, 53, 55, 
66, 69, 74, 80, 83, 84, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 
94, 95. 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101. 102, 103, 104, 
105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 

126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 142. 146, 160, 
166, 170, 171, 176, 177, 203, 204, 208, 212. 

Martyn, 22, 142, 146, 191. 

Mason, 32, 95, 139, 143, 147, 158, 166, 186, 190, 
199. 

Matson, 2, 3, 27, 28, 40, 80, 81, 105, 118, 198. 

Mattockc, 34, 123, 166, 211. 

Maud, 17, 160, 166, 168, 170, 196, 198, 209. 

Maudsley, 50. 

Maverickes, 3, 30, 46, 75, 79, 86, 101, 102, 
136. 

Mawer, 12, 31, 51. 

Meakins, 9, 19, 49, 178. 

Mears, 25, 27, 46, 166, 171, 180, 189. 

Mellowes, 22, 32, 33, 58, 68, 83, 148, 166, 171, 
172, 174, 176, 178, 182, 184, 186, 196. 

Merryall, 38. 

Merrye, 43, 70, 72, 77. 80, 81, 86, 87, 92. 93, 94, 
100, 107, 127, 131, 140, 166, 173, 189, 213. 

Messinger, 46, 83, 86, 109, 166, 181, 192, 193. 

Michell, 166, 214. 

Mi Hand, 193. 

Millard, 42, 166, 192, 196, 197, 198. 

Milles, 44, 50, 83, 105, 169. 

Misticke, 4, 6. 

Monottycott, 7, 19, 38, 48, 50, 66, 77, 79, 172, 
17-4, 176, 182, 186, 196. 

Moore, 49. 

Moose, 122. 

Morse. 1, 160. 

Moseley, 111. 

Muddy River, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 
22. 23. 26, 27, 31. 32. 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 
41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 61, 52, 54, 55, 
56, 57, 60, 61, 67, 68, 69, 71, 90. 93. Wo, 107, 
108, 110, 112, 114, 115, 118, 121, 12-2, iltf, 
124, 129, 133, 134, 135, 13ti, 137, 140, 146, 
147, 149, 150, 151, 154, 158, 159, 169, 174, 
185, 192, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202. 

Mullyn, 9. 






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Hunt, 90, 95, 100, 122, 131, 138, 166, 175, 181, 

205. 

Murrills, 149, 150. 
Mylam, 13, 25, 76, 85, 91, 98, 99, 104, 105, 157, 

166, 169, 171, 173, 176, 177, 178, 179, 187, 

189, 209, 212. 
Mylne, 13. 

Nabors, 130. 

Nannyes, 124, 127, 166, 206, 207. 

Naponset, 67. 

Nash, 70, 91, 97, 99, 148,166, 169,187,188, 212. 

Neale, 50. 

Needham, 15, 41, 45, 51. 

Negoose, 9, 16, 33, 39, 47, 55, 89, 95, 148, 149, 
162, 166, 204, 205, 210. 

Nether-land, 205. 

Newberry, 178. 

Newgate, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 27, 32, 34, 35, 
43, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 65, 76, 101, 113, 
119, 160, 166, 170, 180, 195, 207. 

Newgrove, 213. 

Newtowne, 24, 25, 26, 48, 50. 

Noble, 107. 

Noddles, 3, 4, 22. 

Norden, 106, 127, 129, 134, 143, 150, 163. 

Norris, 160. 

Norton, 120, 152. 

Nutt, 9. 

Nutter, 198. 

Oakes, 9. 

Odlin, 28, 36, 39, 51, 53, 56, 88, 95, 108, 143, 
166, 202. 

Offley, 34, 42, 166, 201. 

Olcutt, 116, 119. 

Oliver, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 
32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 
' 53, 56, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 
70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 83. 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 95, 99, 103, 
106, 107, 108, 109, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 
127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 
143, 144, 146, 149, 155, 160, 163, 164, 166, 
169, 170, 171, 176, 178, 182, 188, 190, 191, 
199, 204, 206, 208, 214. 

Onyon, 51. 

Omesby, 24, 33, 197. 

Otis, 125. 

Pacey, 120 

Paddey, 122, 123, 124, 125. 126, 127, 128, 129, 
130, 131, 132, 1:33, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 
139, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148. 

Pafflyn, 49. 

Page, 166, 208. . 

Pale, 100. 

Palmer, 9, 51, 63, 85, 120, 166, 203, 204. 

Pane, 37, 72, 80, 81, 95, 97, 102, 133, 138, 
210. 

Parker, 38, 39, 42, 48, 54, 57, 60, 66, 68, 71, 73, 
85, 87, 103, 1U4, 105, 106, 107, 111, 129, 131, 
157, 163, 166, 172, 180, 182, 187, 189, 190, 
191, 192, 193, 195, 197, 198, 200, 204, 206, 
208, 209. 

Parks, 124. 

Parsons, 83. 166, 171, 190, 199. 

Pasmer, 166, 177, 178. 

Paynter, 13, 36, 47, 97, 100, 166, 185, 185, 199, 
207, 210, 212. 

Pcapes, 72. 200. 

Pease, 37, 39, 137, 166, 168, 173, 181, 186, 190. 

Peirce, 1, 18, 2<), 30, 40, 59, 67, 106, 130, 134, 
139, 143, 146, 154, 160, 166, 168, 176, 177, 
182, 188, 189, 208, 209. 

Pell, 25, 26, 166, 170, 194. 

Pelton, 166, 201. 

Pemberton, 12, 13. 23, 114, 134, 140, 160. 

Penn. 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27. 
30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 61, 62, 63, 
65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 73, 79, 80. 81, 82, 83, 84, 
85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 



97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 132, 145, 150, 159. 

160, 166, 171, 182, 190, 194, 195, 213. 
Pennymann, 3, 8, 16, 18, 38, 47, 59, 80, 81, 

160, 180. 
Perkins, 107. 
Perrust, 139. 
Perry, 31, 36, 43, 45, 48, 59, 67, 75, 76, 80, 82, 

85, 86, 163, 166, 169, 190, 193, 196, 197, 199, 

207, 211, 214. 
Pet-tit, 22. 
Philips, 92, 95, 99, 100, 130, 136, 139, 143, 156, 

166, 174, 183, 187, 210, 212, 213, 214. 
Philpott, 68. 
Phippen, 63, 84. 

Phippeny, 92, 166, 170, 178, 208, 210, 213, 214. 
Piggott, 124. 
Pighogg, 113. 
Pilbeam, 97. 
Pincheon, 11. 
Pitney, 111. 
Pittman, 130. 
Place, 49. 
Playntayne, 66, 74. 
Plumley, 42, 198. 
Poffer, 49. 

Pollard, 104, 105, 131, 136, 144, 148. 
Poole, 131. 

Pope, 166, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 204, 209. 
Pormont, 5, 25, 27, 212. 
Porter, 31, 78, 95, 191, 195, 205. 
Portmont, 186. 
Potter, 44. 
Powell, 111, 191. 
Pownding, 114, 143. 
Pries, 126. 
Pullen, 3, 5, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 36, 

59, 85, 168, 182. 
Purton, 16, 24, 38, 58, 68, 78, 203, 204. 

Quinsey, 2, 6, 7, 9, 14, 101. 

Rand, 100. 

Randsford, 51, 95, 117, 141, 142, 160, 166, 201. 

Rashley, '208. 

Rawlings, 35, 81, 121, 128, 166, 177, 183, 214. 

Rawson, 157. 160, 162, 163, 192, 210. 

Reade, 23, 36, 49, 81, 103, 108, 114, 118, 123, 

127, 130, 146. - 
Reading, 164, 202. 
Reynolds, 25, 34, 53, 55, 66, 85, 92, 166, 188, 

195, 203, 204, 208, 212. 
Riall, 54. * 
Rice, 59, 166, 170, 194. 
Rich, 111. ' 

Richards, 123, 138, 142, 143. 
Richardson, 85, 94, 95, 06, 120, 134, 142, 159, 

166, 189, 203, 204, 212. 
Rider, 115. 

Robbinson, 43. 116, 142. 
Robbts, 118, 195. 
Robertson, 53. 
Robins, 149, 150, 152. 

Rocke, 114, 115, 116, 118, 122, 129, 130, 183. 
Rockett, 50. 
Rodes, 148. 
Roe, 11, 166, 201. 
Rogers, 51, 69, 118, 120. 
Roote, 90, 123, 146, 166, 181, 197, 201. 
Rose, 49. 

Route, 23, 90, 107, 123. 
Roxburie, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 19, 25, 26, 27, 3t, 39, 

43, 47, 52, 53, 57, 60, 67, 69, 74, 80, 81, 84, 

99, 119, 123, 124, 146, 169, 208. 
Ruggle, 19, 37, 58, 59, 65, 69, 71, 72, 79, 82, 

84, 180, 195, 197, 198, 207. 
Rumley, 7, 27, 28, 36, 37, 43. 
Ruraney, 40, 56, 62, 70, 73, 92, 101, 103, 108, 

114, 118, 119, 122, 129, 130, 132, 134, 136, 

140, 143, 150, 151, 154, 174, 195. 
Rust, 104. 

Salter, 24, 33, 52, 69, 74, 102, 140, 143, 160, 

166, 193, 201. 
Saltonstall, 179, 184. 



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INDEX OF NAMES. 



Sammon, 133. 

Sampford, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 
20, 129, 150, 160. 

Sampson, 10. 

Sanderson, 123, 138. 

Sands, 107. 

Sandy, 28. 

Sannford, 2, 14. 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 
29, 30, 31, 59, 78, 120, 137, 167, 179, 180, 
192, 197. 

Saugust, 28. 

Saundera, 19, 31, 43, 47, 58, 59, 71, 82, 84, 96, 
97, 116. 

Savage, 9, 13, 16, 37, 43, 44, 45, 51, 53, 58, 70, 75, 
77, 78, 92, 103, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 118, 
128, 132, 134, 137, 141, 149, 154, 157, 159, 
160, 162, 167, 175, 176, 183, 185, 186, 188, 
196, 213. 

Scarlett, 53. 

Scotte, 32, 37, 55, 66, 100, 114, 141, 148, 149, 
150, 167, 171, 189, 190, 194, 195, 204. 

Scottow, 16, 23, 31, 38, 45, 46, 62, 78, 83, 86, 
97, 107, 114, 115, 117, 127, 134, 185, 137, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 
148, 150, 151, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 

168, 180, 181, 186, 192, 197, 199. 
Seaberry, 43, 167, 173, 189, 213. 
Seaborne, 42. 

Sedgwick, 167, 192. 

Sellecke, 75, 167, 171, 188, 189, 198, 206, 207. 

Sellen, 33. 

Sendall, 122, 128. 

Serch, 61, 63, 85, 88, 202. 

Seward, 141. 

Sewell, 111. 

Sharpe, 49. 

Shattoke, 111. 

Shaw, 153, 186. 

Shawes, 122. 

Sheafe, 108, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 

150, 157. 
Sheffield, 127. 
Shelley, 20, 46. 
Shelton, 15. 
Sheppard, 50. 
Sherman, 17, 19, 34, 42, 44, 53, 62, 69, 167, 

169, 194. 196, 198. 204, 2u9. 

Shore, 63. 78, 86, 97, 127, 167, 172, 176, 178, 

179, 185, 186, 189. 

Shrimpton, 40, 45, 122, 123, 134, 167, 207, 214. 
Simons, 49, 71, 74, 117, 167, 168, 176, 181, 188, 

206. 

Sinderland, 103. 

Sinnott, 32, 49, 95, 117, 167, 169, 182, 202. 
Smyth, 11, 41, 50, 55, 69, 71, 76, 80, 83, 94, 96, 

104, 120, 127, 137, 139, 142, 167, 169, 173, 

174, 204, 09, 211, 215. 
Snelling, 156. 
Snow, 14, 26, 161, 169, 200. 
Somes, 152. 
Sowell, 139. 
Sowers, 113. 
Sowther, 97, 162, 191. 
Spalle, 95. 

Spectakell, 55, 94, 95, 125, 200. 
Spoone, 170. 
Spowell, 128, 140. 
Staines, 149. 

Spoore, 34, 45, 167, 169, 183, 191, 194. 
Stanberrie, 58, 95, 163, 164, 173. 
Stanford, 18. 
Stanley, 9, 54, 58, 71, 72, 74, 79, 92, 95, 100, 167, 

168, 173, 175, 177, 181, 182, 183, 184, 206, 208. 
Stannyon, 32, 62. 
Starbuck, 198. 

Stebbins, 91, 106, 107, 112, 126, 131, 147, 153. 
Stephens, 49, 62, 71, 106. 129. 
Stevenson, 90, 129, 167, 195, 204, 208. 
Stidson, 28, 29, 30, 57. 
Stillman, 184. 
Stocker, 118, 123. 
Stoddard, 42, 46, 78, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 

99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 

112, 134, 149, 154, 157, 170, 187, 207. 



Stodder, 62. 65, 75, 83, 89, 90, 91. 

Stone, 139. 

Storer, 43. 

Stoughton, 90, 171, 207. 

Strange, 95. 

Straine, 167, 207, 214. 

Stratton, 183. 

Sudbury, 10, 170, 171, 180, 181, 188, 207. 

Suffolk, 162. 

Sumner, 122. 

Sweete, 59, 78, 120, 167, 173, 178, 189, 196, 

208, 213. 
Synderland, 167, 190, 195, 196. 

Talbot, 105, 214, 215. 

Talmage, 14, 26, 60, 128, 160, 167, 169, 200, 201. 

Tappin, 24. 167, 193. 

Tarne, 57, 60, 72, 111. 

Taunton, 79, 207. 

Tayer, 50. 

Taylour, 66, 96, 113, 123, 126, 129, 141. 

Teffe, 36, 37, 51, 79. 

Teft, 167, 175, 205. 

Terry, 149. 

Tetherly, 131. 

Thayer, 111, 139. 

Thomas, 56, 58, 83, 90, 121, 152, 157, 167, 191. 

Thompson, 47, 80, 175. 

Thurston, 102. 

Thwing, 68, 167, 170, 180, 181, 207. 

Ting, 12, 21, 35, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 
52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 
65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75. 76, 
78, 79, 80, 84, 85, 86, 90, 92, 93, 95, 99, 101, 
103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 112, 154, 159, 163, 
164, 167, 168, 169, 170, 178, 180, 183, 184, 185, 
188,191, 195, 210, 212. 

Townsend, 24, 167, 198, 204, 207, 209. 

Toy, 68, 128, 129, 186. 

Trask, 1. 

Truesdayles, 9, 167, 191, 192, 195, 197. 

Turant, 98. 

Turin, 128. 

Turner, 16, 26, 38, 62, 63, 68, 73, 81, 87, 88, 89, 
94, 112, 119, 123, 145, 150, 153, 156, 167, 
180, 191, 192, 193, 194, 205, 211, 213. 

Turrell, 139. 

Tuttell, 9, 10, 11, 28, 29, 33, 35, 36, 37, 43, 70,. 
71, 72, 106, 119, 123, 136, 155, 160, 167, 174, 
175, 205, 206. 

Tytus, 25, 2tJ. 

Underbill, 1, 8, 14, 25, 26, 39. 

Upshall, 80, 121, 154. 

Usher, 103, 107, 114, 120, 134, 149, 150, 151, 

152, 153, 164, 155, 156, 157, 158, 167, 171, 

172, 208. 

Vane, 5, 8, 18. 27, 160. 

Venner, 95, 101. 

Virginia. 2. 

Vyall, 47, 95, 108, 135, 155, 167, 206, 210. 

Wakefield, 152. 

Walden, 146. 

Walker, 9, 25, 27, 31, 39, 52, 53, 63, 93, 95, 97, 

106, 127. 133, 150, 167, 184, 200, 201. 
Ward, 22, 23, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 108, 120, 

133, 142, 154, 167, 193, 194. 
Wardall, 5, 15, 25, 32, 167, 172, 176, 178, 182, 

185, 186, 196. 
Ware, 113, 140. 
Warren, 58. 

Watertown, 24, 69, 135, 136. 
Watters, 113, 155. 
Waye, 119, 130, 136, 137, 154. 
Wayte, 19, 3L, 95. Ill, 167, 195, 203, 2ef6,.2U v 
61, 5$, 57, 58, 81, 6'Z 



Webbe, 28061, 5S, 57, 58, 61, 62, 65, 66, 73, 90, 
94, iff, 106, 107, 122, 131{ 137', 138f 146/ 
158/167, 171, 172, 174, 182, 184, 186, 188, 
190, 196, 199. 

Weeden, 66, 122. 

Weekes, 183. 

Welles, 49, 93, 130, 132, 189. 



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Westmorland, 112. 

Weybourne, 95, 114, 118, 167. 

Wheelar. 14, 33, 43, 78, 163, 167, 202. 

Wheelevmght, 15, 17, 20, 45, 46, 75, 80. 

White, 80, 119, 122, 123, 149, 151, 159, 167, 203. 

Whitmore, 1, 164, 168. 

Whitwell. 107, 112, 126, 132, 139. 

Wiborn, 167, 212. 

Wicks, 167, 173, "208. 

Wilbore, 2, 4, 7, 10, 19, 21, 31, 34. 

Wilkes, 3, 12, 34, 160. 

Willard, 198. 

Williams, 42, 68, 76, 108, 114, 120, 122, 134, 

146, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 193, 205, 211. 
Willis, 2, 5, 28, 36, 53, 87, 88, 89, 63, 95, 160, 

167, 185, 186, 211, 212. 
Willson, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 24, 33, 

36, 37, 49, 60, 77, 96, 115, 137, 145, 160, 167, 

169, 170, 172, 174, 180, 181, 182, 185, 186, 

187, 195, 197, 202, 208, 209. 
Winbonrne, 93, 114. 119, 140. 
Winchester, 16, 17. 26, 47, 150. 
Win?, 48, 62, 66, 68, 167, 186, 190, 199, 207. 
Winthrop, 1, 3, 8, 21, 27, 29, 30, 44, 45, 48, 51, 

52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63,, 65 

15 



66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 
78, 79, 89, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89 
92, 99, 1UO, 103, 108, 109, 110, 120, 133 
160, 163, 164, 167, 168, 169, 171, 172, 174 
182, 186, 189, 191, 192, 199, 202, 206, 207, 
208. 

Winthrop, Junior, 8, 160. 

Wiseman, 50. 

Woodas, 44. 

Woodbridge, 82. 

Wooddy, 107, 123, 141, 144. 

Woodhouse, 21, 167, 205, 206, 210. 

Woodmansey, 99, 109, 116, 139, 148. 

Woodwarde, 9, 18, 22, 24, 43, 53, 78, 80, 88, 
128, 139, 163, 167, 181, 182, 193, 194, 197, 
200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 207, 210, 214. 

Woolcott, 11. 

Woolystone, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 
19, 21, 31, 37, 38, 40, 41,42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 
50, 54, 62, 63, 65, 66, 96, 135, 205, 209, 211. 

Wormwall, 97, 141, 209. 

Wright, 6, 7, 9, 15, 17, 37, 45, 47, 59, 61, 129, 
160, 185, 197. 

Wyatt, 127. 

Wynnyseeniitt, 7, 29, 57, 58, 63, 79, 81, 119. 



INDEX OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS, 



Almshouse, 155, 158. 
Ancient townsmen, 123. 
Apothecary, 89. 
Apprentices, 87, 137, 156. 
Arbitration, plan of, 5. 
Armory, 152. 
Artillery, 113, 114. 

Barricade, 119. 
Battery, 93, 100, 132. 

the north, 131, 132. 
Bay, the, 168, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 182, 

188, 189, 201, 204, 205, 206, 213, 214. 
Beaver, 83. 
Beer-selling, 91, 112, 126, 131, 132, 136, 140, 

147, 151, 153, 154, 155. 
Bells, 102, 108, 128. 
Bell-man, 115, 118, 120. 

ringing, 96. 
BendalPs point, 63. 

cove, 76, 77, 94, 97. 
dock, 97, 98, 122. 
Berry, John, his keeping, 80. 
Bigs' marsh, 79. 
Births recorded, 71, 162. 
Blackstone's beach, 72. 

rate for, 2. 
Blubber-boiling, 118. 
Blue-hills, 102 

Book of Possessions, 161-215. 
Boys in church, 72. 
Braintree, 54, 59, 62, 63, 65, 66, 71, 72, 74, 75, 

77, 79, 80. 81, 82, 84, 91, 95, 96, 97, 99, 101, 

102, 105, 106, 127, 133, 135, 136, 144, 172, 

173, 174, 175, 176, 182, 185, 186, 188, 196, 

198. 

Brick-making, 14, 81, 146, 148. 
Bridges, 1, 56. 62, 85, 92, 97, 99, 105, 110, 115, 

117, 121, 126, 133, 144, 158, 210. (See 

Drawbridge.} 
Buckets fire, 122, 149. 
Building regulated, 90. 
Bull, the town, 109, 116, 119, 126, 130. 
Burying-place, 70, 83, 141, 157, 158, 187, 192. 
the new, 158. 

Cambridge, 52. 56, 57, 61, 62, 69, 106, 119, 123, 

125, 136, 146, 169. 
Cannoneer, 48. 
Captain's Plain, 21, 45. 
Captives, 157. 
Carts, 147. 

Castle, 77, 78. 84, 89, 140. 
Cattle, 3, 5, 9, 10, 33, 39, 53, 61, 72, 84, 88, 89, 

116, 119, 125. 
shed for, 3. 
Causeway, 71, 74, 80. 
Cellars, 75, 78. 79, 81, 84, PO, 98, 102, 105, 111, 

130, 132, 144. 146, 150, 152. 
Centre-haven, 119. 
Centry-hill, 52, 60. 61, 145, 150, 170. 

street, 181, 182. 
Charles River, 18, 19, 48, 61, 62, 169, 172, 190, 

192, 213. 
Charlestown, 7, 33, 54, 57, 72, 73, 74, 82, 100, 

106, 112, 113, 182, 195. 
way to, 183. 



Chimneys, 106, 121, 127, 130, 137, 139, 141, 149 

Chimney-sweepers, 127. 

Cisterns, 115. 

Clapboards, 70. 

Clapton in Somersetshire, 34. 

Clay, digging of, 67. 

Clerk of the Writs, 71, 162. 

Clock, 102, 108, 141. 

Coddington's farm, 7. 

Colborn's end, 52, 54, 74, 102. 

field gate, 102. 

Commissioners, seven chosen, 112. 
for the Fort, 8. 
of Rates, 106, 156. 
to carry votes, 114, 129, 134, 
143, 149, 159. 

Committee, of the town, 8. 
Common (and waste lands), 43, 52, 67, 78, 79, 
80, 83, 84, 88, 89, 90, 93, 110, 116, 
119, 126, 135, 154, 158, 160, 169, 174, 
181, 184, 190, 192, 195, 196, 197, 198, 
199, 200, 201, 202, 204, 209, 211. 
at Mt. Wollaston, 47. 
at Muddy River, 44. 
Commonage, 88, 124, 160. 
Companies, the six, 65. 
Concord, 37. 

Conduit, 148. 132, 138, 158. 
Constables, 4, 5, 11, 20, 35, 44, 58, 62, 63, 64, 
69, 70, 73, 75, 76, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87," 
88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95. 99, 100, 103, 108, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 118, 121, 122, 123, 128, 129, 
133, 134. 140, 143, 150, 154. 
Cook-shop, 67, 112. 
Corn, measurers of, 126. 
Cotton's farm, 6. 
hill, 138. 
Court-house, 94. 

Cove, the, 34, 39, 74, 79, 81, 94, 99. 113, 117, 
168, 169, 174, 175, 176, 177,' 178, 179, 
182, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 193, 194, 
201, 205, 206, 209, 210, 211, 214. 
street, 170. 
Cow-keeper, 5, 33, 39, 61, 69, 79, 88, 89, 90, 95, 

104, 109, 116, 119, 123, 125, 146, 152, 155. 
Crane, 37. 
Creek, 2, 106, 195. 
Crier, town, 55. 

Cromwell, Capt. T., his gift, 102, 108. 
Crooks and chains, 115. 

Deacons, 4. 

Dedham. 56, 57, 69, 106, 169, 200. 

Deputies to the General Court, 10, 11, 14, 18, 

20, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 41, 42, 52, 55, 

61, 69, 73, 88, 90, 99, 100, 103, 108, 

113, 118, 128, 134, 143, 149, 154, 159. 

instructions for, 114, 159. 

Dial-post, 75. 

Distress levied, 122, 151. 

Dock, 94, 148, 170, 186, 206. 
head, 142. 

Dorchester, 4, 7, 12, 15, 39, 67, 76, 96, 126, 127, 
183. 

Dover, 198. 

Drains. 157, 158. 

Draw-bridge, 117, 124, 131, 132, 156, 157. 






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Drawbridge, the new, 153. 
Drum-beating, 8. 

Drummers, 36, 67, 75, 76, 80, 82, 85, 86. 
Dutchman, Peter the, 35, 53. 

Earth, removal of, 121, 126. 
Eliot's orchard pales, 67. 

barn, 82, 99. 
Engineer, 8. 
Essex county, 178. 
Expedition against Ninicraft, 121. 

Fences, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 33, 39, 52, 53, 54, 
56, 58, 61, 63, 68, 81, 90, 108, 110, 113, 
115, 117, 118, 123, 130, 141, 145, 155. 
to be built on land forfeited, 13. 
Ferry, 7, 22, 72, 73, 79, 81, 89, 100, 106, 112, 113. 
Field, public, 4. 

the new, 3, 9, 17, 18, 22, 33, 37, 38, 39, 
41, 44, 45, 48, 52, 57, 58, 60, 66, 68, 71, 
82, 83, 170, 171, 174, 180, 181, 182, 184, 
185, 187, 189, 190, 192, 196, 197, 198,213. 
near Colbrons, 3, 33. 
the Fort, 3, 9, 17, 33, 52, 81, 190. 
near Roxbury, 4, 9, 17, 39, 52, 74. 
the corn, 9. 

Gentry or Sentry hill, 61, 62, 63, 197. 
the mill, 3, 9, 17, 33, 39, 43, 52, 54, 63, 
71, 72, 74, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 84, 170, 
172, 174, 182, 183, 185, 195, 206, 213. 
Colbron's. 190, 193, 201. 
Fire, 106, 114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 127, 139, 141, 

147, 149, 150, 151. 
engines, 118. 
Fisher's cove, 168. 
Fish-house, 102. 
Flats, 107. 

Fold-keeper, 17, 18, 40. 
Football, 141, 157. 
Footway, 72. (See Ways.) 
Fort or Fortification, 80, 70, 71, 77, 81, 82, 86, 

87, 99, 114. 133, 205. 
engineer of, 8. 
money lent for, 8, 114. 
Hill, 70, 71, 77, 81, 133, 189, 194. 
street, 169, 204, 208. 
Fox Hill, 56, 59, 66, 97, 109, 130. 

Galleries, boys in, 72, 140, 151. 
Gallop's point, 76, 77, 100. 
Gallows, 130. 
Garrison, 84, 89, 92. 
Gate, for boats, 74. 

(See Roxbury Gate.) 
Gentlemen of the Artillery, 113. 
Goats, 33, 39, 60, 67, 68. (See Cattle also.) 
Graves, 86. 
Green, the, 194. 
Guagers, 129. 
Gunner, 42, 48. 
Guns, 124. 

Harbor for boats, 73. 

Harding's house, 13. 

Harvard College, 113, 118, 120, 133. 

Haugh's point, 83. 

boat-place, 58. 
Hewes' cornfield, 81. 
Highway, maintenance of, 62, 63, 65, 70, 103. 

(See also " Surveyors " and " Ways." ) 
Hillstead, 18. 

Hill, Valentine, and others, grant to, 63, 64. 
(See Gentry Hill, fort Hill ad Fox Hill.) 
Hog-reeve, 13. (See Swine.) 
Horses, rules concerning, 61, 129, 158. 
Houses, on line of street, 12, 90, 98. 

one on a lot, 14. 

to be sold only with lands, 34. 

to be pulled down in case of fire, 115. 

of office, 109, 148. 
Hudson's legacy, 124. 

Indian title, 6, 11. 
Indians, trade with, 65. 

sold for slaves, 215. 



Inhabitants admitted, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 
43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 55, 56, 58, 59, 61, 
62, 63, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 80, 83, 86, 88, 91, 
93, 97, 104, 105, 106, 107, 111, 112, 113, 116, 
119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 
128, 130, 131, 133, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 
141, 142, 143, 146, 147, 148. 
Inn-keepers, 10, 52, 108, 122, 153, 157. 
Ipswich, 33. 
Ireland, 71. 

Iron-works, 77, 91, 92, 127. 
Island, Hogg, 2, 15, 38, 44, 47, 51, 53, 54, 55, 

58, 66, 69, 70, 75, 197. 
Noddles, 3, 4, 22. 
Deer, 13, 58, 60, 65, 68, 82, 92, 93, 97, 

124. 
Long, 46, 51, 53, 54, 59, 57, 60, 78, 81, 

88, 94, 95, 125, 140. 
Spectacle, 53, 55, 94, 95, 125, 200. 
Castlo, 77, 78, 82, 86, 128. 
Nut, 9. 
Bird, 144. 

near the Mill-field, 54. 
Isle Sables, 52. 

Jakes, 174. 
Jury, 2, 8, 81. 

Keayne, Capt., his legacy, 132, 154. 

Key or quay, 63. 

Knight's neck, in Braintree, 59, 79. 

Ladders, 114, 122, 146, 149. 
Landing-place, 1, 2, 76. 
Lands, public, division of, 3. 

to members of church, 5. 

not to be sold to strangers, 5, 10, 12, 

90, 103, 109. 
must be built upon, 5. 
on the neck not to be granted, 6. 
to be viewed by Selectmen, 97. 
houses to be built on, 12, 88. 
no more to be granted, 52, 65, 89. 
not built on, forfeited, 52, 88. 
sales ratified, 65. 

to be divided, excepting commons, 67. 
all grants to be in fee- simple, 85. 
origin of Boston Common, 89. 
not to be let to foreigners, 103. 
Lean-to, 137. 
Leather, dressing of, 60, 62, 72, 155. 

sealers of, 90, 92, 94, 99, 103, 108, 
114, 118, 123, 129, 134, 143. 150, 154. 
Letters from the town to Braintree, 81. 

to Lieut. Fisher, 134. 
Levy, country, 58. 
Limehouse, 212. 

Lime-kiln and pits, 56, 59, 66, 118, 155. 
Liquor-selling, 116. (See also Seer-selling.) 
London, 11, 41,207, 211. 
Lord's-day, idlers on, 131. 
Lots in Boston, granted, leased or sold, 6, 9, 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19. 20, 21, 22, 31, 32, 33, 
34, 35, 36, 37. 38, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 51, 
52, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 66, 71, 78, 
81, 82, 83, 85, 92, 93, 97, 100, 101, 105, 
109, 110, 112, 114, 115, 116, 126, 128, 
133,138,139, 142, 145,153. 
to Valentine Hill, 63. 
at Muddy River, 22-27, 31, 32. 
at Rumney Marsh and Pullen Point,27-31. 
at Mt. Wollaston, 31, 48-50. 
Low- water mark, 62, 66, 68, 74, 102, 212. 
Lynn, 62, 101, 106, 119, 123, 132, 136. 

Magistrates' seat, 63. 
Maiden, 136, 155. 

Manufacturers must be inhabitants, 135. 
Manure, 119. 
Map, 11, 133. 

Market, clerk of, 94, 99, 103, 108, 114, 118, 
122, 129, 134, 143, 150, 154. 

place, 12, 124, 190. 

stead, 174, lul. 



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Marsh, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 37, 38, 45, 52, 
53, 57, 58, 60, 61, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 
73, 75, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 88, 
89, 91, 92, 93, 96, 100, 126, 146, 153, 
177, 181. 
the Round, 52. 
Measures, standard, 142. 
Meetings, general town, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 
18, 20, 21, 22, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 41, 
44, 61, 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 72, 73, 
75, 77, 78, 79, 82, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 
90, 92, 94, 99, 100, 103, 106, 107, 
108, 111, 112, 113, 116, 118, 122, 
124, 128, 129, 133, 143, 148, 149, 
150, 152, 154, 156. 
of committee, 46. 
order at, 4, 87. 
time of, 149 
moderator at, 152. 

Meeting-house, old, 105, 130, 171, 190, 192, 195. 
new, 99, 108, 114, 140, 151, 187. 
Merrimack River, 178. 
Merry's point, 77, 87. 
Militia, 140. 
Milk, 68. 
Mill, 16, 19, 20, 33, 34, 37, 71, 74, 75, 76, 97, 98, 

120, 177. 
Cove, 13. 

creek, 84, 94, 105, 110, 131, 171, 177, 212. 
dam, 196. 

bridge, 107, 133, 153. 
hill, 183. 
point, 7. 
pound, 105, 169. 
stream, 75, 117, 124. 
street, 175, 202, 203, 204, 206. 
Moderator; 152, 154. 
Monotycott River, 7, 19, 38, 48, 50, 54, 55, 66, 

77, 79, 172, 174, 176, 182, 186, 196. 
Mortgages, Book of, 171. 
Mowing, rights for, 16, 18, 22, 37, 38, 45, 48, 
57, 58, 59, 62, 68, 69, 74, 78, 84, 88, 100, 
146, 153. 

Muddy River (now Brookline) , 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23,31, 33, 34, 
35,36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 
56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 66, 68, 69, 71, 
90, 93, 95, 107, 108, 110, 112, 
114, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 
124, 125, 129, 133, 134, 135, 136, 
146, 147, 149, 150, 154, 158, 159, 
169, 174, 181, 185, 192, 197, 198, 
199, 200, 201. 
Grants, 22-27. 
Mystick, 2, 4, 6. 

Naponset River, 67. 

Neck, 3, 16, 62, 79. 

Newbury River, 178. 

New town, 48. 

Nine men, the, 65. (See Selectmen.') 

Ninicraft, expedition against, 121. 

North-end, 87, 100, 105, 138. 

North River, 2. 

Notary Public, 162. 

Nuisances, rules against and fines for, 1, 11, 
18, 60, 70, 74, 91, 67, 104, 105, 109, 110, 112, 
113, 118, 126, 128, 131, 135, 138, 139, 148, 
154, 159. 

Nut Island, 9. 

Oliver's horse, 88. 

Orders of General Court, 44. 

Ordinary, 52, 67, 107. (See Innkeepers.) 

Overseers of landing places, 2. 

of fences, 4. (See Fences.) 
Oyster-shells, 98. 

Packers of flesh and fish, 114, 118, 123, 129, 

134, 143, 150, 154. 
Paddy's legacy, 148. 
Pales, 12, 16, 32, 38, 73, 75, 83, 89, 93, 100, 105, 

115, 120, 142. 



Pasture, Common, 33. 

Pattens and shores, 74. 

Paving, 113. 

Pepys' purchase, 72. 

Perambulating bounds, 95, 106, 119, 135, 146, 

155. 

Petition to General Court, 112, 148. 
Physicians, 81, 89, 156. 
Pillars, 144, 146. 
Pitch, heating of, 142. 
Planting-grounds, 5, 13, 32, 37. 
Pole and swob for fires, 114. 
Poll-taxes, 111. 
Poor, town, 4, 6, 8, 14&, 158. 
Porch, 70, 93, 94, 111, 127, 137, 144, 148, 157. 
Posts at Everett's lane, 129. 

and rails, 55, 106. 
Pound, 60, 132. 
Pounder or Pound-keeper, 80, 86, 119, 123, 

135, 136. 
Powder, 155. 
Powder-horn creek, 57. 
Prices to be fixed, 5, 6. 
Prison, 70, 191, 192, 193. 
Privies. (See House of Office and Jakes.) 
Protective regulations, 135. 
Public houses to be closed on Sunday night, 

Pullen Point, 3, 5, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 

59, 85, 168, 182. 
grants, 28-30. 
Pump, 101, 115, 141. 

Quay, 63. 

Rate, 2, 58, 65, 67, 71, 72, 75, 77, 78, 80, 84, 86, 
88, 89, 90, 92, 96, 99, 106, 107, 111, 122, 
125, 127, 130, 132, 133, 140, 153, 156. 
Recorder, 86, 100, 103, 108, 119, 123, 129, 134, 

144, 150, 155, 161. 
Records, Great Book of, 197. 
Regiment, the Boston, 110. 
Round marsh, the, 52. 
Roxbury, 19, 39, 47, 52, 57, 60, 67, 69, 80, 119, 

123, 146, 169, 208. 
gate, 4, 43, 53, 74, 81, 84, 99. 
marsh near, 69. 
creek near, 43. 

neck towards, 4. (See also Fields.) 
Rumney Marsh (now Chelsea), 17, 31, 36, 37, 
40, 43, 56, 62, 65, 70, 73, 101, 
108, 114, 118, 119, 122, 129, 
132, 134, 135, 140, 150, 151, 
154, 174, 195. 
grants, 27, 28. 

Salem, 184. 

Salt, measures of, 152. 

Saltpetre-house, 70. 

Salutes, 155. 

Sand, digging of, 67. 

Saw -pits, 12, 53. 

School, free, 65, 82, 92, 94, 95, 97, 99, 124, 125, 

126, 130, 133, 140. 
house, 109, 129, 132, 142. 
master, 5, 86, 99, 160. 

Scholars at Harvard, 113. 

Scotch prisoners, 163. 

Sea-bank, 12, 70. 

Sealers of weights and measures, 100, 103, 
108, 119, 123, 129, 134, 144. 150, 155. 

Selectmen (cajled Ten men, p. 2; called Nine 
men, p. 65; and generally the 
Town's men), 2, 9, 11, 16, 20, 
34, 35, 36, 41, 44, 55, 61, 65, 70, 
72, 79, 84, 90, 92, 94, 99, 103, 108, 

113, 118, 122, 128, 134, 143, 150, 
154. 

powers of and instructions to, 103, 

114, 150, 154. 
expenses paid, 20. 
refreshments for, 63, 68. 

Sentinel Hill, 63 (Gentry Hill.) 
Servants' time, 142. 



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Sheep, 89, 123, 137, 144. 

Shepherd, 131, 144, 152. 

Sherman's cow-house, 42, 53. 

Ship-building, 58, 59. 

Shops, 19, 38. 73, 76, 78, 80, 82, 83, 98, 113, 

135, 140, 211, 212. 
Shop-window boards, 79. 
Slaughter-house, 70. 
Slaves, Indian. 215. 
Sods not to be dug, 90. 
Soldiers pressed, 121, 122. 
South end (south of the Mill Creek), 105. 
Spanish captives, 157. 
Spring, the, 130, 159, 191. 
Spring-gate, the, 169, 171. 
Stande brook, 7. 
Stanley's field, 
States' Arms Tavern, 115. 
Strangers forbidden, 10, 90, 109, 152. 
not to hire houses, 103. 
bonds and fines for entertaining, 

104, 106, 113 115 116, 120, 121, 127, 130, 

131, 135, 139, 140, 141, 149, 151, 152, 160. 
Streets. (See Ways.) 

to be kept clear, 98. 
Strong waters, sale of, 116. 
Styles and gates, 4. 
Sudbury, end, 10. 

street, 170, 171, 180, 181, 188, 207. 
Suits prohibited, 5. 
Surveyors of Highways, 7, 16, 35, 55, 63, 73, 

90, 92, 94, 99, 103, 108, 114, 118, 122, 129, 

134, 143, 150, 154. 
Swamp. (See Marsh.) 
Swine, orders about, 3, 4, 10, 32, 35, 39, 40, 

54, 60, 68, 69, 73, 74, 75, 85, 91, 92, 100, 

103, 109, 115, 119, 123, 124, 128, 131, 145, 

147, 148, 151. 

Tan-house, 126, 155. 

vats, 148, 207. 
Taunton Path, 79. 
Tax, 2. (See Rate.) 
abated, 71. 
lists prepared, 111. 
Jimber, 12, 54, 77, 80, 103. 
^Tobacco, 111, 151. -^ / * */ 

Town-house, 126, 155. / Sf ' " / 
Townsmen. (See Selectmen.} 
Transfer of land, 162. 

Treasurer of town, 53, 55, 61, 62, 66, 69, 86, 
92, 100, 101, 103, 108, 119, 123, 
129, 134, 144, 150, 155. 
of county, 159. 
Trees, injury to, 124. 
Turf, 54. 

Unclaimed goods, 46. 

Victualling houses, 10, 112. (See Ordinary.) 

Walker, Robert, his house, 52, 63. 
Waste land, 80, 83. (See Common.) 
Watch, 8, 115. 
Watering-place, the, 202. 
Water-bailiffs, 11, 74, 98, 129, 150, 153, 154. 

channel, 80. 

mill, 105, 113. 

street, 170, 207. 
Watertown, 69, 135, 136. 
Way, defects in, 98 

Weights and measures. (See Sealers of.) 
"Webb's legacy, 158. 
Well, 76, 101, 124, 141, 172. 
Weymouth, 7, 96. 



Wharf, 37, 54, 62, 63. 76, 78, 79, 80, 84, 86, 87, 
90, 91, 93, 97, 98, 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 
112, 113, 119, 139, 156, 179, 207. 

Wilbore's held end, 10. 

Windmill, 70. 71, 72, 73, 78, 79, 98, 105, 107, 

108, 109, 126, 197. 

Winnisimett, 7, 57, 58, 62, 79, 81, 119. 
Winthrop, Stephen, letter, 191. 
Wolf, 140. 

Wollaston, Mount (now Braintree, Quincy, 
etc.), 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 
19, 20, 21, 31, 34, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 
57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 96, 135, 173, 
205, 211. 
Wood, cutting of, 2, 4, 7, 13, 82, 92, 125. 

storing, 60. 

corders of, 123, 129. 

Ways (including streets, lanes, and alleys), 
7,12. 

to Roxbury, 10, 16, 99. 

to J. Pemberton, 12, 13, 120. 

between H. Lynn and S. Cole, 13. 

by J. Gallop's, 13. 

to the Mill Cove, 13. 

from Cove to Cove, 13. 

by Mr. Hutchinson's, 38. 

by H. Pease, 39. 

to the Creek. 40. 

to Gentry Hill, 52, 60, 155, 156. 

by J. Lowe's, 66. 

towards Roxbury, 67, 80, 99. 

to Charlestown, 69, 71, 74, 95. 

from town to town adjoining, 67. 

on the sea-bank, 70. 

by T. Joy, 77. 

to the Fort, 71. 

near the windmill and gardens, 72. 

through the Mill-field, 73. 

towards Gallop's point, 76. 

to the South wind-mill, 78, 85. 

by Rawlins', 81. 

by W. Merry's, 81. 

at head of the cove, 82, 99. 

to Perry's wharf, 86, 87. 

from Perry's house. 87. 

from N. Parker's., 87. 

at Halsoll's wharf, 88. 

by Stoughton's land, 90. 

by J. Anderson's, 91. 

over the water-course, 94. 

to the bridge, 94, 96. 

by Butman's. 98. ' 

by the new meeting-house, 99. 

at North end, 100. 

from Battery to Charlestown ferry, 
100. 

to Ferry point, 100. 

from Gallop's point to Battery, 100. 

at Rumney Marsh, 101. 

by R. Fairbanks', 103, 104. 

to the Windmill, 107. 

old way by T. Hawkins, 113. 

to Ward's wharf, 120. 

to the mill-cove, 120. 

to John Barren's, 126. 

by Phillips' house, 130, 156. 

by Shrimpton's, 134. 

from Phillips' to Duncan's, 139. 

from Pen's to Gentry Hill, 145, 150. 

to Gentry Hill, 150. 

through Johnson's marsh, 156. 

Youth, idle, 133, 156, 160.