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

GIVEN BY 
Mrs. George G Wolkins 



A EEPOET 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS 



CONTAINING 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS, 1638-1802. 



SECOND EDITION. 




BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 
1883. 



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[DOCUMENT 39 1878.] 



CITY OF PHI BOSTON 




THIRD REPORT 



OF THE 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS. 



IN BOARD OF ALDERMEN, Dec. 3, 1877. 

Ordered, That the Record Commissioners be authorized to 
have transcribed the Charlestown Book of Possessions, and 
to have the same printed, bound, and distributed in the same 
manner as their first and second reports, at an expense not 
exceeding one thousand dollars ; to be charged to the ap- 
propriation for Printing. 
Sent down for concurrence. 
Dec. 13, came up concurred. 
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 14, 1877. 
A true copy. 
Attest : 

S. F. McCLEARY, 

City Cleric. 



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

In pursuance of the above vote, the Record Commission- 
ers herewith submit a volume containing the early land grants 
and records of the town of Charlestown, being the documents 
comprised in one bound volume of the town and city 
archives as now arranged. In regard to this book the 
following statement has been made by Mr. Henry H. Edes, 
the gentleman who was selected by the City Government 
of Charlestown, prior to annexation, to arrange the rec- 
ords : 



ii CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

" The volume which you have caused to be printed, and 
which is lettered f Charlestown Archives 34 | Book of Posses- 
sions | 1638-1802,' comprises, besides the record of 1638, 
and the transfers made during the succeeding twenty years, 
all records relating to the laying out and conveyance of land 
and the survey of streets and highways, originally dispersed 
in several volumes of our public archives, which properly 
could be separated from the other matter contained in the 
volumes in which I found them in 1869. This breaking up 
of old volumes and creating of new ones has been done by 
authority and in pursuance of joint orders of tne City 
Council of Charlestown, passed in June, 1869, and April, 
1870, directing a classification, arrangement, and binding of 
all the archives of the old town from 1629 to 1847, when it 
was incorporated a city. The result of these orders will be 
such a consolidation and chronological arrangement of our 
records under a few heads, such as (1) Town Records, (2) 
Treasury Records, (3) Vital Statistics, (4) Fire Depart- 
ment, (5) Poor Department, (6) Schools, (7) Voters, (8) 
Jurors, etc., etc., that, when my labors are completed, the 
future inquirer for information contained in our archives 
will readily find within a small compass the greater part at 
least of all that is extant concerning the department in which 
he shall be making special inquiry. 

" Referring to the editorial note on page 186 of your report, 
permit me to say that it is perfectly accurate so far as the sur- 
veys of 1767 and 1802 are concerned; but, unfortunately, 
the original reports of the committees which made the surveys 
of 1670 and 1714 are not now extant among our archives. 

" The first entry in the town records respecting the com- 
pilation of the 'Book of Possessions ' occurs in volume ii. 
(generally referred to as * Greene's Transcript ') , folio 35 
(old pagination) , and is in these words : 

" ' 1638. The first month, The 26: day | Abra: Palmer, chosen by 
the Towne for keepeing the Towne Booke, as also to Record all pprieties 
of Houses, Lands, Meadow or Pasture, as any Inhabitants of y e Towne 
are, or shall bee possest of accords : to an ord r of Court provided in 
yt. behalfe.' 

" It is reasonable to presume that Mr. Palmer began his 
labors without unnecessary delay, and that the following 
entry was made on the completion of his work of engrossing 
the schedules handed in to him by the major portion of the 
inhabitants, since the mere clerical labor involved in exe- 
cuting this important commission was by no means incon- 
siderable. 



REPORT or RECORD COMMISSIONERS. iii 

" < 1638. 

"'On the 28th day of the X month was taken A True Record of all 
such houses & Lands as are Possessed by the Inhabita nts of Charlstown, 
wheth r by purchase, by gift from the Towne, or by allottments as they 
were devicled amongst them by A Joynt Consent aft r the Gen 11 Court 
had setled theire Bounds, by granting eight miles from the old Meeting 
house into the Contry Northwest Northrly, &c. the bounds of the 
s d Towne Lying or being bettwixt Cambridge alias New Towne, on 
the West South west, & Boston Land on the East as it app rs upon Record 
by the sever 11 grants of Gen 11 Courts to all the affores d Bounds. 1 

"Mr. Palmer recorded a large proportion of the ' Posses- 
sions ' with his own hand ; but there are many pages in the 
peculiar handwriting of Elder Nowell. Those persons who 
are familiar with the chirography of those gentlemen need no 
further confirmation of this fact than a glance at the record 
itself; but, as if to insure to posterity the fullest possible 
account of the preparation of this book, the town clerk of 
that period makes this entry : 

" ' 28 (11) 1638. 

"' Abra : Palmer was allowed 3 for wrighting this yearepast: & 
Mr. Nowell 20s. for helping in Acco : ' 

"Here we have a complete record of the authority under 
which the volume was prepared, and of the hands to which 
its compilation and engrossment were confided. 

"An order, imposing a fine upon delinquents, is here 
transcribed : 

"'27 (11) 1639. 

" ' It was ord rd the first of 8ber last, y* any that have not dd in A 
note of theire Lands to M r Abra : Palmer to have entered in y e booke 
shall pay to the Towns use 2s. A month aft r notice given fro in the s d first 
of the 8 month.' 



"In this connection it should be remembered that Charles- 
town originally embraced within its limits the territory now 
contained in Woburn, Burlington, Stoneham, Maiden, Som- 
erville, and parts also of Reading, Medford, Cambridge, and 
West Cambridge. 

" Nor was the importance of maintaining the completeness 
of the record lost sight of, for in 1643 we find the following 
entry : 

" * 1643. The 23 d of the IV. month | . 

" ' It is ord rd y 4 all purchases & alienations of houses or Lands shall 
be Recorded in the Towne booke, & whosever shall neglect to Record 
any such purchase or Alienation for above A month shall forfeit five 
shillings.' 1 



iv CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

"This was followed by a more stringent order passed 
(probably in March) : 

" ' 16M. 

"'Whereas it was form 11 ?" ord rd at A meeting an: 2643, in the 4 th 
mo : That all purchases, & Alienagons of houses or Lands should bee 
Recorded in A Towne Booke upon a certaine penalty therein expresst, 
w ch notwithstands hath beene neglected : It is now farther ord ld y* all 
Purchases, & Alienations y* have not beene form rl y Recorded, or shall 
hereafter bee made for time to come, shall within A month after the 
publication of this ord r bee brought in to the Secretary for the Towne 
affaires, upon the forfeiture of sixe shillings eight pence for every 
deffect, to l3ee levied by A Towne officer, & for every such Record the 
Secretary to have foure Pence.' 

"Much to be regretted is the loss of the folio appar- 
ently the only one that is missing in the whole volume on 
which, as we learn from the ancient index, were recorded the 
possessions of the Rev. John Harvard, the founder of the 
College. It seems, indeed, as though a strange fatality 
attended everything pertaining to Harvard's private life, his 
lineage and his possessions ; and so few are the known facts 
concerning him that I have copied, verbatim, from our 
records the following entries certifying his admission as an 
Inhabitant and the esteem in which he was held by his con- 
temporaries : 

" ' 1637. The 1 st day of the vi. month, f 

" 'Mr. John Harvard is admitted A Townsman with pinise of such 
accomodations as wee best Can.' " 

" ' 1638. The 26 of the ii. month. | 

" ' Mr. Increase Nowell, Mr. Zach r Sims, Mr. Jn Greene, Mr. 
Jn Harvard, Lieft Ralph Sprague & W m Learned were desired to con- 
sid r of some things tending towards A body of Lawes, &c.' 



" Since }^ou have suggested that a full list of Town Clerks, 
or Recorders as they sometimes were termed, would give 
additional value to your report, I have prepared the follow- 
ing schedule, regretting that I have not at present at my 
command the time necessary to a scrutiny of the third and 
fourth volumes of our Town Records for the purpose of as- 
certaining if, buried in their obscure hieroglyphics which are 
intelligible only to a practised eye, the precise date is pre- 
served of the appointment of Edward Burtt. Such an exam- 
ination as I have been able to make of these volumes fails to 
afford more than the approximate date appended to his name. 

"TOWN CLERKS OF CHARLESTOWN. 1629-1847. 

"INCREASE NOWELL. There is no record of his first ap- 
pointment, but our earliest, extant, original records, dating 



REPORT OF RECORD COMMISSIONERS. v 

from 1634, are in his handwriting. On the 22 (11) 1635-6, 
it was Ordered, ' That Mr. Increase Nowell have 40s. for 
writeing the ordinary Transactions of the Town Last yeare.' 

"ABRAHAM PALMER was chosen 26 (1) 1638. 

" JOHN GREENE. Mr. Palmer was one of the Selectmen, 
as well as Town Clerk as late as Jan. 12, 1643-4. At the 
succeeding election, 2 (11) 1645-6, Elder Greene was elected 
in his stead, and appears to have entered upon the office of 
Recorder at the same time, although the records are silent as 
regards his formal appointment to that service at that time. 

"In fact the original record of the meeting held 2 (11) 
1645-6 is in Greene's handwriting, and is the first record of 
municipal proceedings preserved in the original, which oc- 
curs after a hiatus of eleven years, and follows Elder Now- 
elPs record of a meeting in January, 1635-6. It is, there- 
fore, safe to conclude that Elder Greene's service as Re- 
corder began 2 (11) 1645-6. 

" SAMUEL ADAMS appears to have acted as Town Clerk at 
intervals between 1653 and 1661, and was honored with an 
election by the Inhabitants 3 (1J.) 1658-9, Elder Greene 
having died April 22, 1658, at the age of 65. 

"EDWARD BURTT acted as Recorder in 1658, although I 
fail to find the precise date of his appointment. He served 
till about the year 1662. 1 

"JAMES CARY was chosen Nov. 3, 1662. 

"LAURENCE HAMMOND was chosen Jan. 27, 1672-3. 

"JAMES RUSSELL was chosen Jan. 14, 1677-8. 

"JOHN NEWELL was chosen March 11, 1678-9. 

"SAMUEL PHIPPS, the Schoolmaster, was chosen June 4, 
1688 and Served till June 17, 1689. 

"JOHN NEWELL recorded the proceedings, not as Recorder 
but as one of the Selectmen, from June 19, 1689, till Sept. 9, 
1689, when he was chosen Recorder by his associates. He 
was reflected till March 2, 1695-6. 

"NATHANIEL Dows [Dowss] was chosen March 2, 1695-6. 

" BENJAMIN Dows, JR., [DOWSE] was chosen Sept. 4, 1719. 

"THOMAS JENNER was chosen Sept. 12, 1720. 

"SAMUEL PHIPPS was chosen March 7, 1725-6. He was 
a nephew of the Schoolmaster. 

"JOSEPH PHILLIPS was chosen March 4, 1727-8. 

"SETH SWEETSER was chosen Jan. 20, 1755. 

"WALTER RUSSELL was chosen March 2, 1778, but had 

!" It has been stated in print that Nicholas Shapley served as Town Clerk for a few 
months in 1662 during the interval which elapsed between the retirement of Burtt 
and the election of Gary; but I doubt the accuracy of the statement, and am of 
opinion that Mr. Shapley scrvor! only as Clerk of the Writs, to which office he was 
chosen July 27, 1662." H. H. E. 



vi CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

acted as town clerk for several weeks previous to that time. 
Mr. Sweetser's last entry in the records bears date Jan. 13, 
1778. He died Jan. 15, 1778. 

" SAMUEL SWAN was chosen March 1, 1779. 

"TIMOTHY TRUMBALL was chosen March 6, 1780. 

"SAMUEL SWAN was chosen October 23, 1782. 

"SAMUEL HOLBROOK was chosen March 3, 1783. 

"SAMUEL PAYSON was chosen March 5, 1787. 

"PHILLIPS PAYSON was chosen August 3, 1801. 

" JOHN KETTELL was chosen March 3, 1806. 

"SAMUEL DEVENS was chosen March 2, 1812. 

"JOHN KETTELL was chosen March 1, 1813. 

"DAVID DODGE was chosen March 7, 1814. 

"JOHN KETTELL was chosen March 2, 1818. 

" CHARLES DEVENS was chosen September 30, 1822. 

"DAVID DODGE was chosen March 7, 1825. 

"Mr. Dodge continued in office till the incorporation of 
the town as a city, and reluctantly consented to an election 
as first city clerk. The infirmities of age were upon him, 
and he retired from office before the close of the year for 
which he was elected, after more than twenty-six years of 
faithful service. To him we are deeply indebted for the ex- 
cellent records of the period of his own term of service, and 
for the preservation and transmission of much valuable mat- 
ter that would have been irretrievably lost but for his zeal 
and watchful care and untiring industry. 

" I believe that the foregoing list includes the name of every 
person who held the office of Town Clerk or Recorder of 
the Town of Charlestown. It is possible, however, though 
not probable, that, for the reasons above stated, the name of 
some person who acted in that capacity for a few weeks or 
months by appointment of the Selectmen, may have been 
overlooked; but such an omission, if there be any, is of 
slight importance." 1 



1 " Since I have had occasion to mention the Charlestown records, covering the period 
from 1658 to 1695, and the great difficulty in consulting them experienced even by 
those persons who are most familiar with the exceedingly bad chirography in which 
they are written, I beg leave, respectfully, to call the attention of the Record Commis- 
sioners to these volumes. They have been carefully repaired and bound during the 
past decade, but even now are in a frail and perishing condition. 

" A single additional report, equal in size to the one you are about to issue, would 
suffice to present in type all the records now Icnown to be extant of the municipal pro- 
ceedings of the Town of Charlestown, from its settlement down to about the year 1695. 
These records treat largely of the grants made by the town to its early inhabitants, of 
boundaries, and the laying out of highways and commons ; in fine, of matters which 
would greatly aid conveyancers and our City Engineers and Surveyors in the 
prosecution of their labors at the present time, could they but have the material in 
print. The Charlestown Records are unusually full as regards land matters ; and when 
the extent of territory originally covered by the town, and the condition of the rccods 
themselves, are taken into consideration, the importance of printing them appears in 
the strongest possible light." H. H. E. 



REPORT OF RECORD COMMISSIONERS. vii 

The Commissioners would add that, as in the previous 
volumes, they have not felt at liberty to insert any annota- 
tions. The liberality of the city is sufficiently taxed in 
placing the text of these records before the public in an accu- 
rate transcript. The only notes are such as relate to the text 
itself. It may also be added, that the index is not to be con- 
sidered a part of the volume, not having been prepared at the 
cost of the city. It is hoped, however, that it is both accu- 
rate and comprehensive, and that it will be found of service. 

It also seems proper to annex a statement of the cost of 
the volumes already issued : 

First report, pp. 183, estimated cost . . $900 00 

Cost of 1,500 copies, 500 being bound in 

cloth 824 08 

Second Report, pp. 299, estimated cost . $1,000 00 

Cost of same number of copies . . . 736 87 

Third Report, estimated cost . . . $1,00000 

The Commissioners may perhaps anticipate that other 
portions of the city, as Roxbury and Dorchester, may call 
for a similar publication of their records of early grants and 
possessions of land. 

There has also been a feeling manifested in favor of print- 
ing the first volume of deeds for Suffolk County, inasmuch 
as the expense would be but little greater than that of a 
manuscript copy. Certainly the old town of Boston requires 
a second volume of extracts from its records, to complete 
the grants of lots and the laying out of streets. 

Whilst the Commissioners will cheerfully discharge any 
duties of the above-named nature which may be assigned to 
them, they beg leave to repeat their previous notice that 
their main duty is still unfulfilled. The transcripts of the 
Church records, to supplement and complete the records pre- 
served by the City Registrar, are still to be made. They 
hope, therefore, to receive instructions during the next year 
to make a beginning upon their most necessary and long- 
delayed work. 

The preparation of the following volume has devolved 
solely upon the undersigned. 

For the Record Commissioners, 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE. 

BOSTON, December, 1878. 



viii CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 



NOTE TO THE SECOND EDITION, 

The first edition of the volume having been distributed, 
the City Council has directed the Record Commissioners to 
reprint and stereotype the same, in order to continue to sup- 
ply copies to those interested. The opportunity has been 
availed of to make such slight corrections of errors in the 
text as have been noticed by Mr. Edes, but these have not 
caused any difference in the pagination. 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE, 
WILLIAM S. APPLETON, 

Record Commissioners. 
BOSTON, July, 1883. 



PBEFATOBY NOTE. 

The pagination in brackets is that of the volume as now 
bound up and interleaved. The numbers are on the page 
facing the old leaves ; but the original was numbered by 
folios only. 

Page 1 of the bound volume is a new printed title-page. 
Page 2 (i.e. folio 1 of the original) contains the following 
random entry, evidently misplaced, as it is also found in the 
first volume of Town Records : 

"It is agreed that Thomas Beecher, William Jennings 
and Raphe Sprage are apoynted to bee at the meetings, and 
to bee of them to p'sent the towne at the generall court 
next In September." 

Page 3 (reverse of folio 1) contains an old Index of the 
List of Possessions following ; and, although folio 2 (pp. 4 
and 5) is missing, we learn by this Index that on it were 
recorded the possessions of John Harvard and the Rev. 
Zechariah Symmes. The old Index also refers, without 
naming page, to the possessions of Major William 
Phillips. Probably they, too, were recorded on the missing 
folio, as he is elsewhere referred to as an abutter on the 
estates of other inhabitants. W.H. W. 



INDEX TO THE POSSESSIONS. 



[Pagination of the text.] 

Averie Mathew 44 

Baker William 47 

Bastow Michael 41 

Batchelor William 63 

Beridge John 13 

Brakenbury William .... 7 

Brigden Thomas 61 

Brinsmeade John 34 

Browne James 16 

Bucknam William 66 

Bunker George 28 

Burt Edward 69 

Burton Edward 67 

Carrington Edward 53 

Carter Samuel 9 

Carter Thomas 69 

Caule Thomas 65 

Cetcherall Elizabeth .... 53 

Cole Isaac 66 

Cole Kice 59 

Converse Edward 6 

Coytemore Kathorin .... 54 

Coytemore Thomas . . . . . 20 

Cutler Robert 13 

Bade William 15 

Davis Nicolas 39 

Drinker Phillip 34 

Ewer Sarah 29 

Felt George 58 

Forsdick Steeven 62 

Frothingale William .... 26 

Garrett James 43 

Goble Thomas 51 

Goulde John 65 

Graves Thomas 52 

Greene Jacob 71 

Greene James 36 

Greene John 50 

Haukines Abraham 68 

Haukines Robert 47 

Haule John 32 

Haule Samuel 39 

Hayden James 35 

Hayle Robert 19 

Hebboume George 36 

Hill Abraham 57 

Hills Joseph 4 

Hodges John 41 

Hubbard Benjamin 55 

Hubbard James 25 

Hutchinson George 48 

James Gady or Gaudy . . .65, 67 

Joanes Edward 32 

Johnson Edward 21 

Johnson William 44 

Ketle Richard 60 

Knowhor Thomas 51 

Larkin Edward 43 

Larrance Henry 31 

Leach Robert 64, 70 



[Pagination of the text.] 

Lernett William 25 

Lewis John 57 

Long Robert 1 

Lynde Thomas 8 

March John 64 

Martin John 56 

Mellows Edward 56 

Miller Richard 62 

Mirriam Robert 70 

Morrice Rice 46 

Moulton Thomas 31 

Moussell John 10 

Moussell Ralph 24 

Nash Marie 60 

Norton Francis 55 

Nowell Increase 1<S 

Palgrave Richard 49 

Palmer Abraham ..... 22 

Palmer John 38 

Palmer Walter 23 

Pane Edward 68 

Parker Nicolass 27 

Peirce Thomas 42 

Pemberton James 14 

Penticost John 10 

Pratt Abraham 17, 72 

Quick William 62 

Rand Robert 37 

Richardson Ezekiel 3 

Richardson Samuel 5 

Richardson Thomas 7 

Ruck Thomas 53 

Sedgwick Robert 2 

Shepheardson Daniel .... 15 

Shorthus Robert 62 

Sibley John 51 

Smith Mathew 32 

Smith William 12 

Sprague Ralph 45 

Sprague Richard 33 

Squire Thomas 40. 

Stidson William 49 

Stower Nicholas 12 

Stretton John 16 

Sweetsir Seth 36 

Tedd John ........ 58 

Tedd Josua 57 

Tomson James 2(5 

Trarice Nicolas 71 

Trarices Rebeckah 72 

Trerrice Nicolas 54 

Tuffts Peeter 66, 71 

Walker Augustine 43 

Whitehand George 38 

Wilder Thomas 55 

Wilkinson Prudence .... 11 

Willoughby Francis .... 46 

Wines Faintnot 63 

WolrichJohn 30 



CHAELESTOWN LAND EECOEDS. 



[6.] The possession of RoV Long within the limits of 
Charltowne. 1 

1. One Roode and a haulfe of grounde by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate on the south of the mill hill, butting south east and 
north east upon the markett place, bounded on the nortl\ by the 
meeting house lane and on the south west by the high streete, with 
a dwelling house upon it and other aptinances. 

2. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade, butting north east upon Rob* Hayle as also on 
the south west and north weast, bounded on the south east by 
Samuell Carter. 

3. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more of lesse, scituate 
in the south meade, butting eastward upon the broad cove, 
bounded on the southwest by Sarah Ewer and on the northwest by 
Rob. Hayle. 

4. Comones for eight milch Cowes. 

5. Eight acres of ear able land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting northeast upon mistick River, 
south west upon the bridg way, bounded on the north west by a 
high way and on the south east by Rob* Rand, M r Simmes and 
Edw Convers. 

6. ffoure acres of land, more or lesse, bought of Will Powell, 
butting northeast upon mistick river, southwest upon the Bridge- 

1 The record from this place to the bottom of our page 68 are in the handwriting o" 
Abraham Palmer unless otherwise noted. ED. 



2 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

way, bounded on the northwest by Steeven fforsdick and on the 
southeast by Will. Batchellor. 

7. ffoure acres of earable land, more or lesse, scituate in the 
line feilde bought of Isaac Cole, butting northeast upon mistick 
river, south west upon the bridg-way, bounded on the northwest 
by James Pemberton and on the south east by Ed. Carrington. 

8. Tenn acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting eastward upon the south river, west 
uponCapt. Rob. Sedgwick, bounded upon the south by whitehauds 
iland and on the north by Ed. Carington and the river. 

J. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying at 
the same place next beyond Ed. Carington bought of Rob. Hau- 
kines. 

10. Eight acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick marshes, butting southeast upon the south river, 
north west upon the highway, bounded on the south west by M r 
Nowell and on the northeast by 

11. flive acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south upon the high way betwixt that and the mead- 
dow, north west upon an other high way [and] on the northeast by 

and on the southwest by 

12. Thirtie acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting southwest upon M rs Katliorin Coytemore and 
John Sibley, to the northeast upon Will. Ler[ned] and Sam Rich- 
ardson, bounded on the northwest by Rob. Cutler and on the 
southeast by'ffrancis Norton. 

13. Seaventie and three acres of land by estimation, more or 
lesse, situated in waterfeilde, bounded on the southeast by George 
bunker and George Kuowker, on southwest by ffrancis Norton, 
on the northeast by Rob. Cutler, and on the northwest by the 
comon. 



[7.] TJie possession of Captaine Rob. Sedgwick in Charltown 
limites. 

1 . One roode of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the middle row, butting northwest upon the markett place, south- 
east upon the marsh towards the harbour, bounded on the north 
east by Josseph Hiles, and on the southwest by Ed. Couvers, 
with a dwelling-house, Brew house and other aptinances. 

2. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the litle south feilde, butting southwest upon Charles 
river, northeast upon the Cove, bounded on the northwest by Abr 
Pratt, and on the southeast by Sarah Nash, Nicolas Stowers and 
Th5. Lynde. 

3. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon mistick river, south 
upon the cofnon swamp, bounded on the east by M r Nowell, and on 
the west by Ralph Sprague. 

4. ffoure acres of earable land b} r estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, bought of M Ann Higginson, butting 
southwest upon M r Simmes, bounded on the northeast by 

5. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the high feilde mead 



ClIARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 3 

6. Milch cow commoiies, eleven and a haulf ; ffoure of which 
he bought and 7 and were his pportion in the divident of the 
coinon. [One of these cows conions maior sedgwick sould to 
Susan Hewins. Greene. 1 '] 

7. flive acres of wood laud, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south upon the high way towards the meaddow, 
north upon the land way, bounded on the on side by M r . Simmes. 2 
[This is sould to Thomas Brigden. Gfreene.~\ 

8. Tenu acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in mistick marshes, butting 

9. Eight score acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate at the northeast point of the towne bounds, bounded on 
the east by Boston line, and on the north by Lynne villiage. 

[8.] The possession of [1638] Ezecliell Richardson in Charl- 
towne. 

1. Ezecliell Richardson hath in the high ffeilde one home- 
steede, containing three Acres by esteemation, more or lesse, 
butting to the south upon the high- way, and to the north upon the 
marsh to misticke river, Bounded on the west by Thomas Squire, 
and on the east by Thomas Richardson. 

2. One Acre of meaddow by esteemation, more or lesse, lying 
at the North end of the aforesa3*d three Acres ; Bounded on the 
west by George Bunker ; and on the east by Ralph Moussell and 
butting to the. north upon A Cove in Misticke river. 

3. One half Acre of meaddow by esteemation, lying in the 
high feilde on the north side of Thomas Squire his homesteede 
Bounded by the comon fence upon the east, and by Edward Mel- 
lowes on the west, and butting to the north upon misticke river. 

4. One Acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, upon 
the northeast side of Gibbines. feilde, butting to the west upon 
Samuell Richardson and bounded on the south by Prudence Wilk- 
nson and on the north by and butting to the east upon 
Robt. Long his meaddow. this he bought of william nash to 
whom at first it fell b} T Lott. 

5. One Acre of eareable Land lying in the East feilde, butting 
to the north upon misticke river, and to the south upon widdoe 
nash, bounded on the west by Edward mellowes, and on the east 
by Abr. Pratt. 

6. Two Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, but- 
ting to the south upon Cambridge feilde, and to the north upon 
Gibbines river bounded on the west by Robt. Hayle, and on the 
est by Thomas Brigden. [This is sould to Thomas Brigden. 
Greene, ,] 

7. Sixe Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in misticke feilde, butting to the east upon the south river ; 
bounded by Thomas Brigden on the southeast, and by Edward 
Joanes on the norwest, and soe along by the upland. 

8. ffive Acres of woodland lying in Misticke feilde, N 11 but- 
ting south east upon the high way against Abr. Pratt his inead- 

1 Various interlineations were made on the original by Elder John Greene, who 
was the Town Clerk i'roin 1645 to 1658. These will be placed in brackets in the text 
and marked Greene. ED. 

2Mr. Simmes's iiame is erased with a pen evidently the Recorder's. ED. 



4 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

dow, and to the nor-west upon the comon 80 Pole in length and 
tenn pole in bredth, bounded by John fairefeilde on the east and 
by Micheall Bastow upon the west. 

9. Thirtie five Acres of woodland lying in the litle hundreths 
in mistick feilde no. 31, bounded by Robt. Rande on the west and 
by John Hodges on the east, butting upon Thomas Peirce and 
Rich. Palgrave northeast and south est upon Thomas Carter 
Tho wickes and Rob Blotte. 100 Pole in Length and 28 pole in 
bredth marked. 

10. Three Acres of meaddow by esteemation, more or lesse, 
lying to the northward of mount prospect, bounded at the eastend 
with the great rocks and on the west with the fresh riverett, Ed- 
ward conves his meaddow lying upon the North and George Bunker 
on the south. 

11. Ninetie Acres of 'land lying in waterfeilde N? 31 butting to 
the southeast upon Edward Convers, and to the northwest upon 
the high rockes Tho Goble bounded by Robt. Rand upon the south- 
west, and b}' John Hodges on the noreast 100 pole in length and 

pole in breadth marked. 

12. Sixe milch cow comon and , of which 4 and were given 
him in the devision of the sayde comon ; one and a q { r he bought 
of william nash, and halfe a one he bought of George whitehand. 

13. ffoure Acres of earable land lying in the line feilde, but- 
ting to the southwest upon Cambridge line ; and to the northeast 
upon the milch cow comon, bounded on the norwest by.Samuell 
Richardson and on the south east by Tho Carter. 



[9.] The possession of Mr. Josseph Hills within Charlton limites. 

One Roode of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and being in the midle row, butting northwest upon the markett 
place, southeast upon the marsh towards the harbour, bounded on 
the southwest by Rob. Sedgwick, and on the northeast by Will 
Brakenbury, with A Dwelling house and other aptinances. 

2. One roode of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
on the southwest of the mill hill, butting south upon croocked lane, 
east upon the high streete, bounded on the west by Ed. Johnson 
and John Lewis. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the south meade. 

4. Comones for three milch cowes. 

5. Seaven acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting north upon mistick river, south- 
west upon the bridgewa} r , bounded on the southeast by a high way 
and on the northwest by John Goulde. 

6. Six acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the meaddowes at wilsons point, butting east upon the north 
river. 

7. Tenn acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in mistick feilde, butting west upon the drift way towards the 
north river to the east upon the land way bounded on the south by 
Ed Convers and George Hutchinson, and on the north by Ric. 
Palgrave and James Heyden. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND EECORDS. 5 

8. ffoure acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting north upon the north river, east upon 
the woodland ; bounded on the south by Will. Nash and on the 
north by Will Brakenbury. 

9. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick f eilde in long meaddow, bounded on the north and south 
by the lottes of upland ther lying, on the east by , and on 
the west by 

10 Twentie and ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting south upon long meaddow, north upon the 
comon ; bounded on the west by Tho Coytemore and on the east 
by Tho. Ruck. 

11. Thirtie and ffive acres of woodland, scituate and being in 
mistick feilde, bought of Cap* Sedgwick, butting southward upon 
Mf Nowell, northward upon the com, bounded on the east by Tho 
Higginson and on the west by ffaint Wines. 

12. ffiftie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate and 
lying in 



[1O.] 1638. The possession of JSamuell Richardson in 
Charhtowne. 

1. 1638. Samuell Richardson hath in the east feilde one home- 
steed, by estimation two Acres, butting to the southwest upon the 
streete way, and to the northeast upon George Bunker, bounded 
on the southeast by Will. Bates and on the north west by Seth 
Sweetzer ; with A dwelling house and other out houses upon it. 

2. Two Acres of eareable land lying in the east* feilde, butting 
to the north upon misticke river, and to the south upon James Bem- 
berton, bounded on the east by Will Bates and on the west by 
ffrancis willebey. 

3. One Acre of meaddow by esteemation, more or lesse, lying 
at the east end of Gibbines feilde, butting towarde the east upon 
Ezecheall Richardson and toward the west upon Edward Sturges 
and John Hodges ; bounded on the north by John Moussell, and 
on the south by the comon and Gibbines river 

4. Two milch cowes comon. 

5. ffoure Acres of earablein the Line feilde, butting west south 
west upon Cambridg Line and eastward upon the comon bounded 
to the southward by Ezechell Richardson and to the northward 
by Thomas Richardson. 

6. ffive Acres of woodland in misticke feilde N? 10, butting to 
the south upon the highway toward Cap. Robert Sedgwicke his 
meaddow ; and to the north upon the misticke feilde, bounded on 
the west by the high way and upo the East by Micheall Bastow, 
80 pole in length and tenn pole in bredth. 

7. Two Acres of meaddow by esteemation, more or lesse, lying 
in misticke feild butting upon the upland to the west, and upon 
Edward Joanes to the east bounded on the south by the upland, 
and upon the north by widdow wilkin. 

8. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
misticke feilde bounded on the north by Salem high way and on 



6 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

the west by Thorn Peirce and on the south by the fresh reverett 
which runes into the north river. 

9. ffifteene Acres of woodland lying in misticke feilde N 96. 
100 pole in length and in breadth ; buting southwest upon 
Rob. Long and Rob. Cutler, northeast upon the comon, bounded 
on the norwest by Will Lerned and on the southeast by 
Micheall Bastow and Boston line. 

10. ffortie Acres of land more or lesse situate in Rock 
feilde N 96 and butting to the river (westward) bounded on the 
south by Will Lernet on the north b}- Micheall Bastow and on the 
east by the comon. 

[11.] The possession of Edward Converse ivithin Charltowme 
Limites. 

One roode of grownde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the midle row, butting north west and southwest upon the markett 
place, south east upon the marsh towards the harbour, bounded 
on the north east by Capt. Sedgwick, with a dwelling house, 
store house, and other aptinances. 

2. ffive acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde butting south west upon the long way ; 
northeast upon Will Bates, bounded on the northwest by George 
Bunker, and on the southeast by M r . Simmes, Capt. Sedgwick, 
and Rice Cole. 

3. One acre and haulfe of earable land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the east feilde. butting south west upon the 
back streete, northeast upon Will Johnson, bounded on the south- 
east by Will cldde, and on the northwest by Sam. Carter. 

4. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the south meaddowes butting northwest towards the 
streete way southeast upon a creeke bounded on the southwest 
by M r . Simmes, and on the northeast by Rfi. Sprague. 

5. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade. 

6. Comons for milch cowes ffive and a quarter. 

7. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and being in the line feilde, with a p'cell of upland adioining on the 
west side of it, bounded on the west by the high way ; on the east 
by winotamies river, on the south by M r . Simmes, and on the north 
by George Bunker. 

8. Eight acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting east upon the high way ; west 
upon Rob Long, bounded on the south by M r . Simmes, and on 
the northe by Daniell Shepheardson and Will Brakenbury. 

9. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
on the north of mount p'spect, bounded on the west by the river, 
on the east by the comon, on the south b} r Ezecheall Richardson, 
and on the north by Tho. Lynde. 

10. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting west and south upon the drift way east upon the 
landway, bounded on the north by George tlutchinson. 

11. Thirtie and ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 7 

in mistick feilde, butting southwest upon the reserved land, north- 
east upon Will Brakenbury, James Pemberton, and Peter Garland, 
bounded on the north west by Tho. Moulton, and on the southeast 
by John Martin. 

12. Eightie acres of land by estimation, more orlesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, bounded on the east by the river, on the northwest by 
Eze. Richardson, Rob. Rand, Tho Moulton, and John Crow ; on 
the northwest by Tho. Moulton, John Martin, and M r . Simmes. 

13. ffiv acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south west upon George Bunker, north east upon 
Ed. Mellowes, bounded on the north west by George Whitehand, 
and on the southwest by John Tedd. 



1638. The Possession of Thomas Richardson in Charl- 
town. 

1. Thomas Richardson hath, in the high feilde, one homesteede 
containing one Acre of ground by esteemation, butting to the 
south upon the high wa} 7 ; to the north upon Ralph Mossell, his 
meaddow toward Mistike River, bounded on the east by Nicolas 
Davis, and on the west by Ezecheall Richardson. 

2. One milch Cow conion. 

3. One Acre of meaddow grounde lying in the high feilde marsh, 
butting to the norwest upon mistike river, and to the southeast 
upon , bounded on the southwest by Thomas Carter, and on 
the northeast by Cap. Robt. Sedgwicke. 

4. ffoure Acres in the line feilde butting to the southwest 
upon Cambridge line, to the northeast upon the comon, bounded 
on the southeast by Samuell Richardson, and on the northwest by 
John Brinsemeade. 

5. ffive acres of woodland in mistike feilde, No. 25, butting 
to the upon and to the upon bounded 
on the by and on the 

6. Seaventeene Acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in water- 
feilde, butting to the uorwestupon George Bunker, southeast upon 
James Browne, bounded on the southwest by Edward Burton, and 
on the northeast by John Moussall. 

7. Haulfe an Acre of meaddow by esteemation, more or lesse, 
lying in misticke feilde, bounded on the by George Bunker, 
and on the by Thomas Carter, butting to the north towards 
Salem high way, and to the south upon 

[13.] The Possession of Will Braltenbury within the litnites 
of Charltoicne. 

One roode of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the midle row, butting west upon the markett place, est upon 
the marsh by wappiug dock, bounded on the north west by M rs 
Ann Higgiuson, and on the southeast by Josseph Hills, with a 
dwelling house upon it, and other aptiuances. 

2. One wroode of grouude by estimation, more or lesse, called 
pspect ile, scituate in the marsh betwixt wapping dock and the 
midle Row. 

3. Haulf an acre of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, 



8 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

scituate in the east feilde butting south upon wapping streete, 
bounded on the north and west by Michaell Bastow, and on the 
west by the end of Long way. [This is sould to John March. 
Greene.'] 

4. ffoure acres of earable land and swampe by estimation, more 
or lesse, lying in the east feilde, bounded on the southwest by Tho 
Coytemore, Rob Hayle and Josseph Cetcherall ; on the northwest by 
Rice Cole ; on the southeast by Will Stilson, and on the northeast 
by the swamp. 

5. Milch cow comones three and a haulf. 

6. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the east feilde, butting east upon the roade, to the west upon 
ffrancis Willoughby, bounded on the north by the beach pointe, 
and on the south by the horse meaddow 

7. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the south meade. 

8. Tenn acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in the line feilde, 
butting north upon mistick river, south upon Edward convers ; 
bounded on the east by Dauiell Shepheardson, and on the west by 
Beniamin Hubbard. 

9. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting west upon the drift way towards the north 
river, east upon the land way, bounded on the south by Rob. 
Rand, and on the north by Ed. Burton. 

10. Six acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east upon 
the woodland ; bounded on the south by Josseph Hils, and on the 
north by Rice Cole and the woodland. 

11. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
on the northwest of niout pspect, bounded on the east by the fresh 
river, on the south and west by the common, and on the north by 
Walter Palmer. 

12. ffortie and six acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in water 
feilde, butting northwest upon Josseph Coleman ; southeast upon 
John Crow and Dauiell Shepheardson ; bounded on the southeast by 
James Pemberton, and on the northwest by Tho Lynde or the 
common. 

[14,] 1638. The Possession of Thomas Lynde in Charltowne. 

1. Thomas I/ynde hath in the south feilde, one home- 
steede on the southwest side of the mill hill, containing haulf an 
acre by esteemation, butting to the southwest upon Charles river, 
and to the northwest upon the widdow nash and Nicolas tower ther 
homesteade, bounded on the southeast by garden Lane allias mault 
lane, and on the northwest by the widdow nash ; with one dwelling 
house ; mault house and other outhouses upon it. 

2. Three Acres of eareable land lying in the south feilde, but- 
ting to the southeast upon Robt. Rande, his homesteed ; and to 
the northwest upon Josseph Hill, bounded on the west, by nicolas 
Stowre, and on the northeast by Edward Burton. 

3. ffoure Acres of earable laud lying in the east feilde, butting 
to the north upon misticke river ; to the south upon George Knower ; 



CHARLESTOWN LAND EECOEDS. 9 

bounded on the east by ffrancis Willebey ; and on the west by 
George Koer. 

4. Two Acres of earable by estemation, more or lesse, lying in 
the east feilde butting to the southwest upon the streete-way, and 
to the northeast upon the widdow nash ; bounded upon the north- 
west and upon the southeast by Edward Mellowes. 

5. Three Acres and half of earable land lyinge in the line 
feilde, butting to the southwest upon Cambridge line, and to the 
northeast upon Chaltou coin on, bounded on the northwest by Rice 
Morrice, and on the southeast by Will Johnson. 

6. Two Acres of meaddow ground and pasture by estimation, 
butting to the south upon Cambridge feilde, and to the north upon 
Gibbines river ; bounded on the west by Richard Sprague, and on 
the east by Ralph Sprague. 

7. Tenn Acres by estemation, more or lesse, of meaddow 
grounde, lying in misticke feilde, butting to the west upon the 
north river, to the east upon the comou bounded upon the north 
by Abrfi Palm 6 , and on the south by Seth Sweetser. 

8. Tenn Acres of woodland, lyiu in mistik feilde, N 35, 80 
pole in length and 20 in breadth, butting to the west upon the high 
w T ay towards the north river, to the east upon the comou, bounded 
on the north by James Browne, and on the south by George 
Bunker. 

9. Three Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
on the north side of mount prospect, butting southeast upon Edward 
Convers, and to the northwest upon the riverett, bounded by the 
comou on the southeast (?) and northeast. 

10. Eight milch cow comon, 7 whereof fell to him in the divi- 
dent, and one he bought of James Mathewes. 

1 1 . Two Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, bought 
by him of James mathewes, lying in misticke feilde, eastward of 
the east or South spring, N 8, butting 

12. Thirtie and five Acres of woodland, lying in misticke feild, 
N 26, 100 pole in length and in breadth, butting northeast 
upo will witherall and Abr Palmer, southwest upon Tho moulton 
and John Crow, Abounded on the southeast by will Brakenbury, and 
on the norwest by George Hutchinson. 

13. Eightie Acres of land lying in Rockefeilde, in length 
and in breadth. 

14. Two Acres of eareable Laud, lying in the line feilde by 
misticke ware, butting to the southwest upon Cambridge Line, 
northeast upon the bridge way, bounded on the southeast by Wal- 
ter Palmer, and on the northwest by A highway. 

[15.] The possession of Samuell Carter in Charltowne Umites. 

One dwelling house, with a yard and garden, bounded on the 
south by Prudence Wilkinson butting east and north upon the 
markett place, and east upon a comon way. 

2. Two acres of earable laud by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feild, butting southwest upon the bakstreete, 
northeast upon Capt. Sedgwick, bounded on the southeast by Ed. 



10 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Convers and will Jolmson, and on the northwest by M r Simmes, 
with A dwelling house upon it. 

3. ffive acres of earable land and swamp by estimation, more or 
lesse, i3'iug in the east feildc, butting southwest upon Daniell 
Shepheardsou, northeast upon waiter Palmer, bounded on the south- 
east by Rice Cole, and on the northwest by Capt. Sedgwick. 
[This is sould to his father ould Thomas Cartar. Greene.'] 

4. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south nieade, butting east upon Rob Long, west upon Rob 
Hayle, bounded on the south by Rice Cole, and on the northwest 
by Rob Long. 

5. Milch cow coTnoues, two and three quarters. 

6. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south upon the high way towards the meaddow, 
north upon the land way, bounded on the west by Rob Haile, and 
on the east by waiter Palmer. 

7. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east upon 
the woodland, bounded on the south by Rice Cole, and on the north 
by Tho Moulton. 

8. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon John Harvard, southwest upon the 
reserved land, bounded on the southeast by Rich Miller, and on the 
northwest by John Goulde. [This is sould to Ralph Mousall, who 
sould it to Peeter Tufts. Greene. ~\ 

9. ffive acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, 
butting north west upon John berridge, southeast upon M r Nowell, 
bounded on the northeast by John Goulde, and on the southwest 
by Richard Miller. 

10. ffifteene acres of land, more or lesse, scituate and lying in 
Rockfeilde. 



The possession of John Penticost in Charltoivne limites. 

One dwelling house with a yard and garden, scituate on the west 
of the mill hill, bounded on the west by the widdow Nash, on the 
south by maultsters lane, on the east by the rnidle streete ; long 
lane deviding betwixt the yard and garden. 

Three acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the cornon, bounded on the northwest by Rice Cole 
and on the southeast by John Brinsmeade. 

[16.] 1638. The Possession of John Moussell in Charlstown. 

1. John Moussell hath in the high feilde, one home steede con- 
taining about three acres by estimation more or lesse, butting to 
the south upon the high way, and to the north upon the marsh 
towards misticke river, bounded on the east by John Brinsmeade 
and Ralph moussell, and on the west by Abr. Palmer. [This sould 
to Robert Leach. Greene."] 

2. One pcell of grounde adioniug to the sayd homesteede on 
the west side butting to the south upon the highway, to the north 
upon Abr. Palmer, bounded on the west by the widdow Ewer. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 11 

3. One Acre of Gamble land lying in the high feilde, butting to 
the south upon the high way, to the north upon william ffroth- 
ingam his marsh toward mistike river ; bounded on the west by 
Richard Sprague ; and on the east by James Tompso. 

4. Two Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the high feilde marsh, butting to the south upon his owiie home- 
steede, and Abr. Palmer, to the north upon Rob Carter, A Creeke 
deviding betwixt them, bounded on the east by George Hutehinson 
and on the west by Will ft'rothingam. 

5. One pole of grounde lying before his house, giuen him for A 
well yarde, the highway tying betwixt that and his house. 

6. One Acre and A half by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the swampe before his house. 

7. One Plott of grounde granted unto him for A houseplott, 
by estimation halfe a roode lying on the south east of the pounde, 
butting northeast upon the streete way, bounded on the southeast 
by John Brinsmeade. 

8. Comones for milch cattell three and three quarters. 

9. Two Acres of earable land, lying in the line feilde, butting 
southwest upon Cambridge lyne ; to the uoreast upon the highway ; 
bounded on the by James Tompson ; and on the by 
John Briusmeade. 

10. ffive Acres of woodland lying in misticke feilde N 21. 

11. flifteene Acres of woodland tying in misticke feilde N 60, 
100 1 butting northeast upon Ed Carrington, John Brinsmeade 
and Phillip drinker, south west upon Rob Rand, bounded on the 
norwest by five acres wast grounde and on the southeast by Rich 
Palgrave. 

12. Sixtie Acres of land tying estimate, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde butting norwest upon George bunker, southeast upon 
Thom Goble, bounded on the northeast by AB Hill and on the 
southwest by Tho Richardson. 

[17.] The Possession of Prudence Wilkinson within Charltown 
limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott scituate on the south of 
the mill hill butting south upon Charles river, bounded on the 
north by Samuell Carter and on the east and west by the comon 
way. 

2. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in the east feilde butting southwest upon the streete way, 
northeast upon James Pemberton, bounded on the southeast and 
northwest by Seth Sweetsir. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south mcade. 

4. One milch Cow coinon. 

5. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
mistick marshes butting southeast upon the south river, northwest 
upon the woodland, bounded on the northeast by Micheall Bastow 
and on the southwest by Sam Richardson. 

6. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south upon a high way betwixt it and the meadow, 

i "100 pole in length" was written and all but the " 100" erased by the Re- 
corder. ED. 



12 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

north upon the laud way bounded on the east by Rob. Hayle, and 
on the west by Rich. Ketle and Tho miner. 

7. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon John Sibly, southwest upon Rice 
Cole ; bounded on the southeast by John wolrich, and on the north- 
west by James Hubbard. 

8. ffifteene acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, 
butting northwest upon M rs Katherin Coytemore, southeast upon 
Nicolas Trerrice, bounded on the southwest by John wolrich, and 
on the northeast by James Hubbard. 

9. Two acres of laud, more or lesse, scituate in the line feilde, 
butting north upon mistick pond, south upon the Bridge way, 
bounded on the east by Ed. Carriugton, and on the west by Ric. 
Sprague. 



The Possession of Will Smith within Charltowne limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the north- 
west of the mill hill, butting east upon midle streete, west upon 
crooked lane ; bounded on the south by Lewis Hewlett, and on the 
north by Rich White. 

2. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Samuell Haule, southwest upon the 
woodland ; bounded on the northwest by Josseph Cetcherall, and 
on the southeast by John Berridge. 

3. Teun acres of laud, more or lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, 
butting northwest upon George Hutchinsou, southeast upon Rich 
Miller ; bounded on the southwest by Josseph Cetcherall, and 
the northeast by Jo Berridge. 

[18.] 1638. The Possession of Nicolas Slower in Charltoivne. 

1. Nicolas Stowerhath, in the south feilde, one homestead con- 
taining, by estimation, two Acres, more or lesse, butting to the 
east upon the mill hill, to the west upon M r Josseph hille grounde, 
bounded on the south by the widdow Nash, and on the north by 
Thomas Lynde and Rob Rand, with one dwelliug house and other 
out houses upon it. 

2. Three Acres and half of earable laud lying in the east 
feilde, butting to the south upon George Bunker, and to the north 
upon misticke river ; bounded on the west by George Bunker, and 
on the east by George Hutchinsou. 

3. Comou for five milch cowes and 

4. Two Acres of earable lying in the line feilde, butting south- 
west upon Cambridge Line, to the northeast upon the high way ; 
bounded on the northwest by Tho Caule, and on the southeast by 
Edward Johnson. 

5. ffive Acres of woodland, lying in misticke feilde, butting to 
the south upon the high way towards misticke river, to the north 
upon the widdow nash, bounded on the east by the high way 
betwixt that and the meaddow, and on the west by Ralph 
moussell. 

6. Three Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
butting to the south upon mistick river, to the north upon the 



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woodland ; bounded on the east by waiter Palmer, and on the west 
by Will. Lernecl. 

7. One Acre and haulf of meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, lying in misticke feilde ; butting to the east upon the north 
river, to the west upon the woodland, bounded on the north by 
waiter Palmer, and on the south by Samuell Haule. 

8. One haulfe acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
bought of M r3 Ann Higinson, in misticke feilde, butting to the 
south east upon the north river, to the west upon the woodland ; 
bounded on the south by Walter Palmer, and on the northeast by 
Thomas Brigden. 

9. Two Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in misticke feilde, bounded on the north by Salle path, 1 on the 
east and south by the fresh riverett, and on the west by Thomas 
Squire. 

10. One Acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
on north side of Gibbines feilde or south meade, bounded on the 
east by Abr. Pratt, and on the west by rice morrice ; on the north 
by the comon. and on the south by Gibbins river. 

11. Twentie five Acres of woodland lying in misticke feild, N 
85; 100 pole in length, pole in breadth, butting northeast 
upon Edward mellow, and to the southwest upon John Brinsmeade, 
Phillip drinker, George felt, and rice morrice, bounded on the 
southeast by Rob. Cutler, and on the nowest by John Tedd. 

12. Sixtie Acres of land lying in rock feild, N 85. 

[19.] The possession of Rob. Cutler within Charlstowne 
limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott scituate on the north- 
east side of the mill hill, butting northeast upon the streete way, 
southwest upo the mill hill, bounded on the southeast by mill lane, 
and on the northwest by Har. Gnrrett. 

2. Two acres of earable land, by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and lying in the high feilde meade. 

4. Milch cow comones one and a haulfe. 

5. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the rneade at wilsones pointe, butting southeast upon mistick 
river, northwest upon the woodland, bounded on the 

6. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Ed Mellowes and Will Lernett, 
southwest upon Joseph Tedd and M rs Kathorin Coytemore, 
bounded on the northwest by Nicolas Stower, and on the south- 
east by Ed. convers. 

7. Sixtie and three acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate and being in waterfeilde, bounded on the southeast by 
George Bunker, on the northwest by the comon, on the southwest 
by Rob Long, and on the northeast by waiter Palmer. 

The possession of John Beridge in Charlton limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plot scituate in the east feilde, 

1 This locality, only once referred to in the Charlestown records, is supposed to be 
the " Salem path," "way to Mystic" or " Salem Highway " (see pp. 5 and 7). It 
ran easterly from the ford at Mystic, near the present bridge in Medford Centre, to 
Salem. LD. 



14 CITY. DOCUMENT No. 39. 

butting southeast upon the harbour, bounded on the northeast by 
Will Stilson, on the northwest and southwest b}- Capt. Seclgwick. 

2. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde butting east towards winatomyes river, 
northwest upon Rob Long, bounded on the northeast by Harman 
Garrett, and on the southwest by will witherall or John Stretton. 

3. Haulf a milch Cow comon : [more twoo cows comon s 
bought of M r zachry S3*mms. Greene."] 

4. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon James Tompson, southwest upon 
the woodland, bounded on the northwest by "Will Smith and on 
the southeast by Henry Bullock. [This five Akers was sould to 
Richard Lowden. Greene.] 

5. ffifteene acres of land, more or lesse, situate in waterfeilde, 
butting north west upon George Hutchinson, southeast upon John 
Goulde and Sarnuell Carter, bounded on the northeast by Henry 
Bullock and on the southwest by Will Smith. 

6. Two acres of meaddow, more or lesse, scituate in the meade 
at wilsones point. 

[2O.] 1G38. James Pemberton his possession. 
James Pemberton hath in Charlestowne Liberties 

1. One pcell of grounde containing haulf A roode of grounde, 
by estimation, more or lesse, butting to the northeast upon the 
streete way ; to the south west upon the salt marsh in broad cove, 
bounded on both sides by the comon, being pole in breadth, 
and in length. 

2. Two Acres of eareable land, lying in the east feilde, butting 
to the northeast upon George Bunker, to the southwest upon the 
widow wilkin, bounded on the northwest by the comon swarnpe, 
and on the southeast by George Bunker. 

3. Two Acres of eareable land lying in the line feilde by mis- 
ticke ware, butting northward upon misticke river, and southward 
upon the high way, bounded on the west by Sarnuell Haule, and 
on the east by Rob Long. 

4. Milch cow comon, two and A halfe 

5. ffive Acres of woodland, lying in misticke feilde, N 12, 80 
pole in length, and tenn in breadth, butting to the 

6. One Acre of meaddow ground, by estimation, more or lesse, 
lying in misticke feilde, butting to the southwest upon misticke 
river, to the northeast upon James Tompson ; bounded on the 
northwest by Samuell Haule, and on the southeast by the comou. 

7. ffive Acres of woodland lying in misticke feilde N 28, 100 
pole in length and in breadth, butting northeast upon James 
mathewes and George Heborne, southwest upon Edward convers, 
bounded on the norwest by will Brakenbu[ry] and on the south- 
east by Peter Garland. 

8. Thirtie two Acres of land lying in waterfeilde N 28, 100 
pole in length and in breadth, butting norwest upon Josseph 
Coleman and Tho Caule, southeast upon John Crow, bounded on 
the southwest by Will Brakeubu[ry] and on the northeast by 
Peter Garland. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND EECORDS. 15 

[21.] The Possession of Daniell ShepJieardson in Charltowne 
limites. 

One house with a garden plotte scituate on the northeast of the 
mill hill, butting northeast upon the streete-way, southwest upon 
the mill hill, bounded on the northwest by the mill lane and on 
the southeast by Mr. No well. 

2. flive roode of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting southwest upon long way, north- 
east upon Sain Carter ; bounded on the southeast by Rice Cole, 
and on the northwest by Capt. Sedgewick. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the high feilde meade, butting north upon mistick river, south upon 
Phillip drinker : bounded one the west by Sam Haule and on the 
east by James Hay den. 

4. Cow Commoues one and three quarters. 

5. ffive acres of laud by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the line feilde, butting south upon Ed Convers, north upon a high 
way towards mistick river, bounded on the west by will Brakenbury 
and on the east by the high way. 

6. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Will Batchelor, southwest upon the 
woodland, bounded on the southeast by John Crow and on the 
northwest by Seth Sweetsir. 

7. T wen tie and ffive acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, butting northwest oupon will Brackenbury, southeast 
upon James Greene, bounded on the northeast l>y John Crow and 
on the southwest by Seth Sweetscir. 



1638. TJie possession of William dade in diaries Towne. 

1. One pcell of grounde tying on the east side of the mill 
hill containing by estimation halfe A roode, more or lesse, but- 
ting to the w r est upon the streete way, to the east upon the backe 
streete or wappiug Dock ; bounded on the south by George He- 
borne ; and on the north by Thomas Coytemore : with A dwelling 
house upon it. 

2. Two acres of eareable land by estimation lying in the east 
feilde, butting to the southwest upon the bake streete ; to the 
northeast upon Daniell Shepeardsou ; bounded on the southeast 
by Edmoud Hubbard ; and on the northwest by Edward Convers. 

3. Two Acres of eareable land, lying in the east feilde, butting 
to the north upon misticke river, to the south upon A swampe to- 
wards Rice Cole, bounded on the east by Ralph Sprague, and on 
the north by Walter Palmer. 

4. Comon for two milch Cowes and 

5. Haulfe an Acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
lying in misticke feilde, butting to the north upon the north river, 
riming east tap ; bounded on the south by George fielch, and on 
the north b}' Thomas Squire. 

6. ffive Acres of woodland, lying in misticke feilde, N 20, 
butting southwest upon the south river, and northwest upon John 
Greene, bounded on the southwest by Rice Cole, and on the north- 
east by George Heborne. 



16 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

7. fflve acres of woodland, lying in misticke feild, N 51, 100 
pole in length and in breadth, butting northeast upon Edward 
Johnson, southwest upon Jo. Harvard, bounded on the norwestby 
John wolrich, and on the northeast by Richard Ketle. 

8. Thirtie ffive Acres of land, lying in waterfeilde, N 51, 100 
pole in length and in breadth, butting norwest upon Edward 
Johnson, southeast upon Ann Higginson and Beniamin Hubard, 
bounded on the southwest by John Palmer, and on the northeast 
by John Lewis. 



The Possession of James Browne within Charltowne 
limites. 

X. One dwelling house with a yard and garden, containing 
haulfe a roode of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate on 
the south of the mill hill, butting south upon Abr. Pratt and the 
wharf way, bounded on the east by Tho Brigden and ffaiutnot 
wines, and on the east and north by the high way. 

2. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon mistick river, south 
upon a swamp, bounded on the west by Will Baker, and on the east 
by Walter Palmer. 

3. X. Milch cow comones, three and A quarter. 

4. X. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
lying in the south meade, butting east upon the great cove, west 
upon Tho Richardson, bounded on the south by and on the 
north by 

5. Eight acres of earable laud, more or lesse, scituate in the 
line feilde, butting northeast upon mistick river and pond, south- 
west upon the brictgway, bounded on the west by Ed Johnson, and 
on the east by the ware high way. 

6. X. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more [or] lesse, 
scituate in mistick feilde, butting west upon the drift way, east 
upon the landway, bounded on the south by Ed Mellowes, and on 
the north by Tho Squire and Sarah Ewer. 

7. X. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
lying in mistick marshes, butting north upon a creeke out of the 
north river, south upon the woodland, bounded on the east by Tho 
Ewer, and on the west by Will Baker. 

8. X. ffifteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in 
mistick feilde, butting northeast upon Widdow "Nash and Will 
ffrothingale, southwest upon M r Nowell, bounded on the northwest 
by Tho goble, and on the southeast by Rob Haukines. 

9. ffortie acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, 
butting northwest upon Ed Burton, Tho Richardson and John 
Moussell, southeast upon Rob Rand and Ezecheall Richardson, 
bounded on the northeast by Tho Goble, and on the southwest by 
Rob Haukines. [The parts marked X thus above of this, is sould 
unto Robert Mirriam. Green e.~] 



[24.] 1638. Tlie possession of John Stretton in Charltowne. 
1. Two Acres of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in the southfeiide, butting southeast upon the mill hill, to the north- 



CHARLESTOWX LAND RECORDS. 17 

west upon Rob Rand, bounded on the northeast by the streete way, 
and on the southwest by Edward Burton. 

2. ffoure Acres of meaddow grounde by estimation, more or 
lesse, lying in mistick feilde, butting west upon the north river, 
east upon the woodland, bounded on the north by 

3. Cofnon for two milch Cowes. 

4. One Acre of earable by estimation, lying in the line feilde, 
butting southeast upon the high way toward winotamyes river, 
norwest upon Rob Long, bounded on the southwest by the bridge 
way, and on the northeast by Barman Gavrett. 

5. ffifteene Acres of woodland, lying in mistick feilde, N 64, 
100 pole in length and in breadth, butting to the northeast 
on George Bunker and the meadow, southwest upon Tho Lynde, 
bounded on the norwest by Walter Palmer, and on the southeast 
by Abr Palmer. 

6. ffortie Acres of land by estimation, lying in waterfeilde, N 
64, 100 pole in length and in breadth, butting to the norwest 
upon Walter Palmer, southeast upon John Harvard, bounded on 
the southwest by Abr Palmer, and on the northeast by Walter 
Palmer. 

[25.] TJie Possession of Abrd Pratt in Cliarliowne limites, 
One dwelling house with a yard, situate on the south of the mill 
hill, butting south upon the wharf e way towards Charles river, 
bounded on the north by James Browne, on the wesl by Tho Brig- 
den, and on the east by the high way. 

2. One garden plott, about ffour pole of grounde, situate on the 
south of the mill hill. 

3. One acre and haulf of earable land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the south feilde, butting southwest upon Charles 
river, northeast upon Beachers cove, bounded on the north west 
by Tho Brigden. 

4. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
situate in the east feilde, butting north upon Mistick river, south 
upon the widow Nash, bounded on the west by Ezecheall Richard- 
son, and on the east by Will ffrothingale. 

5. Comones for two milch cowes. 

6. One acre of rneadd by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the southe meade, butting. [This is sould to Alice Rand. 
Greene. ~\ 

7. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in misticke marshes. 

8. ffive acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
mistick marshes, butting south upon a creeke of the south river 
to the north upon the woodland, bounded on the east by the 
freshett that runes from the south spring, and on the west by 
George Whitehand. 

9. Tenn acres of laud, more or lesse, scituate in mistick feilde 
butting northeast upon Walter Palmer, southwest upo Ed Gib- 
bines or M r Pane ; bounded on the northwest by Will Powell and 
on the southeast by Isaac Cole. 



18 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

10. ffortie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and lying in Rockfeilde. 

[Ail this was given to M r Tho : Allen and M rs Rebeckah 
Trarice. Greene.'] 

[28.] 1638. The possession of Increase Nowell, Esq., within 
the Unities of Clmrltowne. 

1. Two hnndrethe Acres of land by estimation, more or 
lesse, of earable, woodland, swampe, and rneaddow ; scituate and 
being in misticke feilde, bounded on the east by the north river, on 
the west by M r mathewCraddockehis farme, bounded on the south 
by M r John wilsou his ferine, and on the north by Capt. Robert 
Sedgwicke, Steven fforsdich, micheall Bastow, and ffainteuot 
wines, which 200 acres was given and graunted unto the s d Increase 
Nowell by the Court before the bounties of the sayde towne were 
layde out. 

2. One pcell of ground e scituate on the southeast side of the 
mill hill, containing one roode by estimation, more or lesse, butting 
to the east upon the strcete way. to the west upon the mill hill, 
bounded on the north by Daniell Sheperdson, and on the south by 
the mill lane, with A dwelling house and other aptinances upon it. 

3. One garden plott containing three rooties by estimation, 
more or lesse, scituate one the east of the saide homestead, butting 
to the west urjon the streete way, to the east upon water lane, 
bounded on the south b} 7 the widdow ewer, and on the north by 
well lane. 

4. Twelve Acres by estimation, more or lesse, of earable land, 
swampe and meaddow, lying in the east feilde, butting to the north 
upon niisticke river, to the south upon the highway, bounded on 
the east by Seth Sweetzer, Thomas Knoerr and George Knower, 
and the horse meaddow, and On the west by Ralph Sprague. 

5. Comones for sixe milch Cowes and one J of a common 
bought of Will Johnson. 

6. One Acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and lying at the head of Gibbines' river, butting east upo the 
creeke, west upon the church land, bounded by Micheall Bastow 
and Ann Higinson. 

7. Twelve Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate and lying in misticke feilde, marshes, butting to the southeast 
upon the south river, to the northwest upon the woodland, bounded 
on the northeast by Rob. Long, and on the southwest by Micheall 
Bastow. 

8. ffive Acres of woodland scituate and lying in misticke feilde ; 
butting to the south upon Rob. Long his meaddow, to*the north 
upon M r Simmes, bounded on the east by Boston line and on the 
west by 

9. Sixtie Acres of woodland, scituate and lying in mistieke 
hundrethes, 100 pole in length, and butting to the northeast 
upon Richard Sprague, southwest upon the woodland, bounded on 
the southeast by M r Simmes, and on the northwest by John Greene. 

10. One hundred Sixtie Acres of land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate and lying in waterfeilde, bounded on the northeast by 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 19 

M r Simmes and on the northwest by John Greene, Ralph moussell, 
Tho Carter, John Goulcle, Ric Miller and Sam Carter, and on the 
south and west coinon. 



The Possession of Robert Hayle within the limetes of 
Charltowne. 

One dwelling house with a j 7 ard and garden containing one 
roode of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate on the 
southwest of the mill hill, butting south upon Charles river, 
north upon crooked lane, bounded on the east by Hayless lane, and 
on the west by Beniamin Hubbard. 

2. Three acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting southe upon the oulde high way, 
north upon Will Brakenbury, bounded on the west by Tho Coyte- 
more, and on the east by the widdow Harvard. 

3. Three acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting south upon Will Knight, north 
upon John Greene, bounded on the east by the church land, and on 
the southwest by Cambridge line. 

4. Two acres of meacldow and pasture by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate on the south part, butting south upon Cambridge 
fence, north upon Gibbincs river, bounded on the east by 
Ezecheall Richardson, and on the west by John Wolrich. 

5. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in the south meade, butting north upon a creeke in broad cove, 
south west upon , bounded on the south by Rob Long, 
and on the northwest by Nicolas Davis and a creeke. 

6. ffoure milch Cow comones. 

7 Six acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in the line feilde, 
butting southwest upon Cambridge line, northeast upon the 
bridgway, bounded on the northwest bj 7 Mathew Smith, and on the 
southeast by the widdow Harvard. 

8. fflve acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick feilde, butting south upon the high way, north upon 
the woodland, bounded on the west 1 by Samuell Carter, and on the 
west [sic] by George felt. 

9. ffifteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting southwest upon George Bunker, north upon the 
cornon, bounded on the northwest by Tho Brigden, and on the 
southeast by Rob Leach. 

10. ffiftie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and lying in west rockfeilde, butting west upon the river, east upon 
the coinon, bounded on the south by George Whithand, and on the 
north by Tho Brigden. 

11. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the south meade, butting south upon Samuell Richard- 
sou, bounded on the west by John Hodges, on the north by the 
bulls hay, on the east by John Hodges, Ed convers and Josseph 
Hills. 

12. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the south meade, bounded on the southeast by Rob 



1 This should read East : cf. Samuel Carter's sixth lot (ante p. 10) , and George Felt's 
third lot (post p. 58). ED. 



20 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Long, on the west by Ed Convers, Tho Carter and Rob Long, and 
on the north by the creeke. 

13. Haulf an acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in misticke feilde, bounded on the east by Ric. Ketle, and 
Goo Robines, on the south and west by the high way and on the 
north by the woodland. 

[28.] 1638. The possession of Thomas Coytemore in Chal- 
toivne Limites. 

1. One homestead scituate and lying in the east feilde, 
containing two acres of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, 
butting to the south east upon wapping Dock, to the noreast upon 
the high way, bounded on the south east by wapping streete, and 
on the northwest by Walter Palmer, with A dwelling house and 
other aptinances upon the sayde grounde. 

2. ffoure Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scitnate and lying in the east feilde, butting to the south upon a 
highway, north upo Will Brakenbury, bounde upo the est by Rob 
Hayle. [These foure Akers was and is sould to Robert Hale. 
Greene.'] 

3. Eight Acres of earable land, scitnate and lying in the line 
feilde b} T misticke ware, butting to the southwest upon Cambridge 
line, to the northeast upon the bridge wa}^, bounded on the south- 
east by Robt Carter, and on the norwest by Ralph Sprague. 

4. Comones for foure milch Cowes. 

5. One Acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lessen scituate 
and lying in the high feilde marsh, bounded on the north by Ed 
Carrington. 

6. One pcell of grounde containing haulfe A roode by estimation, 
more or lesse, scituate on the est side of the mill hill, butting east- 
ward upon the back streete, to the west upon the streete way, 
bounded on the north by Rice Cole, and on the south by will 
Bade. 

7. ffoure Acres of meaddow grounde by estimation, more or 
lesse, lying in misticke feilde marshes, butting to the west upon 
the north river, to the east upon the woodland, bounded on the 
north by and on the south by 

8. ffive Acres of woodland lying in misticke feilde, N 44, 80 
pole in length and tenn in breadth, bought of M r Thomas James 
with his house, butting to the west upon the Drift way by the 
north river, to the west [sc] upon the comon, bounded on the 
north by Abr. mellowes, and on the south by Nicolas Davis. 

9. Thirtie and five acres of woodland, scituate and lying in 
mistik feilde, N 108, length, and in breadth, 
butting to the south upon the meaddow, to the north upon the 
common, bounded on the west by the fresh riverett, and on the east 
by M r Hiles. 

10. Seaventie Acres of land scituate and lying 

11. One pcell of grounde scituate and being at sconce Point, 
butting southeast upon the harbour, southwest upon wapping Dock, 
bounded on the north east by M r John Allin. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND KECORDS. 21 

12. ffifteene acres of woodland scituate in mistick feilde, bought 
of the asignes of John Stretton and entred in his naime. 

13. ffive acres of meaddow or five cowes grasse, lying in mis- 
tick marshes, bought of M r Novell, bounded by Micheall Bastow 
on the south, and M r Inc. No well on the north. 

[29.] The Possession of Edward Johnson within Charltowne 
limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the 
south of the mill hill, butting south upon Charles river, north upon 
crooked lane, bounded on the west by Hayles lane, and on the east 
by Abraham Pratt and Tho Brigden. 

2. One dwelling house with a garden plott scituate on the south 
of the mill hill, butting southe upon crooked lane, bounded on the 
north west by John Lewis, and on the north east by Josseph Hills. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south rneade bought of Mr. Hubbard. 

4. Milch cow comones ffive and a haulfe. [Three and a halfe of 
these coitions are sould by Captain Johnson unto Gardy James. 
Greene.'] 

5. Two acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, northeast 
upon the bridgeway, bounded on the northwest by James Hubbard 
and on the southeast by math Smith. 

6. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the bridge way, bounded on the northwest by 
Nicolas Stowers, and on the southe east by A high way. 

7. foure acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the line feilde, butting southwest upon the bridg-wa}', north east 
upon mistick pond, bounded on the northwest by Ed Carrington 
and Pru Wilkinson, and on the southeast by Ja Browne. 

8. Tenn acres of meaddow : swamp : and earble, by estimation, 
more or lesse, scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon 
Cambridge line, north upon mistick pond, bounded on the east by 
Tho Caule and James Hayden, and on the north west by the 
comon. 

9. Three acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in mistick feilde, butting west upon the drift way, east upon 
the land way, bounded on the north by Ed Carington. 

10. ffifteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting northeast upon Will Johnson and James Heyden 
southeast upon m r John Harvard ; bounded on the northwest by 
Ann Higginson, and on the southeast by Nicolas Trerrice ; 1 this 
was bought of m* Hubbard. This five acres of Robert Shorthus, 1 
was also bought by Edward Johnson. 

11. ffortie acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon ffrancis Norton and Rob Long, south- 
west upon Ann Higginsou, Nicolas Davis, John Haule, Ric. Ketle 

1 Nicholas Trerrice is written by Greene over Rob. Shorthus erased. ED. 



22 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

and John Palmer, bounded on the northwest by John Sibley and on 
the southeast by Will Johnson 

12. One acre of rneaddow by estimation, more orlesse, scituate, 
in mistick marshes, bought of Ben Hubbard, butting north upon 
the north river, south upon the woodland, bounded on the west by 
Will Johnson and on the east by Tho Squire. 

13. ffive score and tenn acres of land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Henry Lar- 
rence and Will Johnson, southeast upon John Haule, Rich Ketle, 
John Palmer, Will Dade and John Lewis ; bounded on the north- 
east by John Sibley, and on the southwest by the comon. 

[3O.] 1638. The possesion of Abraham Palmer in Charl- 
towne limites. 

1. Three Acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate and lying in the high feilde, butting to the north and east 
upon mistick river, bounded on the south by Ralph moussell, and 
on the west by Josseph Hill and James Greene, with A Dwelling 
house and other aptinances thereunto belonging. 

2. Two Acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, lying in the 
high feilde, butting northward upon mistike river and to the south 
upon George Bunker, bounded on the west by Thomas Squire, and 
on the east by George Bunker. 

3. Two Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate and lying in the high feilde, butting to the north upon the 
marsh toward mistik river, to the south upon A pcell of grounde 
aptaining by purchase to John moussell ; bounded on the west by 
the widclow Ewer, and on the east by John moussell. 

4. Comones for foure milch cowes. 

5. ffive acres of rneaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and lying in mistick feilde marshes, butting to the south upon mis- 
tick river, to the east upon the south river, bounded on the north 
b} T Richard Sprague and on the west by Ralph Sprague. 

6. Sixe Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistik feilde marshes, butting to the west upon the north river, 
to the east upon the woodland ; bounded on the north by George 
bunker, and on the south by Thomas Lvnde. A living spring 
in it. 

7. ffive Acres of wood land, scituate and being in misticke feilde, 
N 32, 80 pole in length and tenn in breadth, butting to the west 
upon the drift way toward the north river, and to the east upon 
the comon or landway ; bounded on the south by Rice morice, 
and on the north by will Brakenbury. 

8. ffive Acres of wood land, scituate and being in mistick feilde, 
N 42, butting to the west upon the Drift way towards the north 
river, and to the east upon the comon, bounded on the north by 
Eclw Burton, and on the south by Robert Rand. [This was given in 
exchang for another to will Brakenbury. Greene.'] 

9. Twentie Acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate and lying in mistik feilde, N 63, 100 pole in length and 

in breath, butting to the northeast upon George Bunker ; 
southwest upon Tho Lynde and will Brakenbury ; bounded on 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 23 

the norwest by Jo Stretto, and on the southeast by James mathewes 
or Tho Lynde. 

10. Eightie Acres of land, scituate and lying in waterfeilde, N 
63 in length and in breadth ; butting to the norwest 
upon George Bunker ; southeast upon John Harvard ; bounded on 
the southwest by James mathe or Tho Lynde ; and on the north- 
east by, John Sretton. 

11. One pcell 'of grounde scituate neere the oulde meeting- 
house, butting northeast upon the streete way, southwest upon the 
marsh in broad Cove, bounded on the southeast by James Pember- 
tou, and on the norwest by highway. [This was again resigned 
upon condition that it should lye in comon. Greene.~\ 

12. One acre of laud, more or lesse, scituate in the east feilde, 
butting southwest upon the streeteway, bounded on the northwest 
by will ffrothingam, and on the southeast and northeast by Tho 
Ruck, with a dwelling house upon it. 

13. One acre and quarter of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, bounded on the northwest by Tho Lynde, 
on the southwest by Sarah Ewer and Ric Lowden, and on the 
southeast by will ffrothingam. 

14. And Sixe acres of land in the east feilde bought of m r 
Ruck with some oulde houseiug upon it, and three Cowes grasse at 
wilsoues point, as apears in the entry of the sale, &c. 

,] The possesion of Walter 'Palmer within Charltowne limites. 
wo acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in the east 
feilde, butting southwest upon the backstreete ; northeast upon long 
way ; bounded on the southeast by Tho Coytemore and on the 
northwest by the corne way with a dwelling house and other ap- 
tiuauces. 

2. ffive acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feild, butting north upon mistick river, south 
upon a highway, bounded on the west by James browne, and on 
the east by will dade. 

3. Milch cow commones six and a quarter. 

4. ffoure acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in the line feilde, 
butting southwest upon Cambridg line, northeast upon the bridg- 
way, bounded on the southeast by James Hubbard, and on the 
northwest by Tho Lynde. 

5. Eight acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, butting southwest upon misticke river, north- 
east upon the woodland, bounded on the southeast by Will ffroth- 
ingale, and on the northwest by Nicholas Stowers. 

6. ffoure acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick meaddowes, butting south upon the north river, north 
upon the woodland, bounded on th east by Nicolas Stowers, and 
on the west by Sain. Haule. 

7. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting south upon a high way towards the mead- 
dow, north upon the land way, bounded on the east by Rob Hayle, 
and on the west by Jo. Palmer. , 

8. ffive acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 



24 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

on the west of mount pspect, butting north upon George Bunker, 
the south and west, bounded by the comon and the freshett. 

9. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
seituate on the northwest of mount pspect, butting south upon 
will Brakenbuiy, north upon Ralph moussell, bounded on the east 
by the freshett, and on the west by the common. 

10. Thirtie acres of woodland, more or lesse, seituate in 
mistick feilde, in two pcells, 17 acres in one pcell, butting south- 
west upon long meade, northeast upon Tho Brigden and Math 
Smith, bounded! on the southeast by George Bunker, and on the 
northwest by the coinon ; and thirteeiie acres in an other pcell, 
bounded on the north by long meade, on the southwest by Abr. 
Pratt, Isaac Cole, and Will Batchelor, and on the southeast by 
Will witherall. 

11. Eightie six acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
seituate in waterfeilde, butting southeast upon John Harvard, 
northwest upon the comou, bounded on tl\e southwest by Rob 
Cutler, George Bunker, and Will Witherall. 

[32.] 1638. The posscsion of Ralph Moussell in Charletown 
limit es. 

1. ffoure Acres and a haulf of land by estimation, more 
of lesse, seituate and lying in the high feilde, butting to the south 
upon the highway, to the east upon misticke way, bounded on 
the west by George bunker and Josseph hill, and on the north by 
Abr. Palmer, with A dwelling house and other aptinauces thereunto. 

2. ffive roodes of earable by estimation, more or lesse, seituate 
and being in the high feilde butting to the north upon George 
hutchinson's meaddow towards misticke river, to the south upon 
John Moussell and John Brinsmeade, bounded on the east by 
John Brinsmeade and on the west by John Moussell. [This sould 
to Robert Leach. Greene.^ 

3. ffive Acres of hay grounde and pasture by estimation, more 
or lesse, seituate and lying in the high feilde, butting to the north 
upon misticke river, to the south upon henry Bullocke and James 
Tomson, bounded on the west by James Tomson and on the east 
by Thomas Squire. 

4. Comones for foure milch Cowes and A baulf. 

5. One Acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the high feilde marsh, butting to the north and east upon mistick 
river, and south upon the great Cove, bounded on the west 

b y 

6. ffive Acres of woodland seituate and lying in misticke feilde, 
butting to the south upon the meaddow toward mistick river, to the 
north upon John moussell, bounded on the west by the marsh and 
on the east by nicolas Stower and the widdow nash. [This sold 
to Peter Tuft. Greene. ] 

7. ffiftene Acres of woodland by estimation lying in misticke 
feilde N 1, 100 pole in length and in breadth, butting north- 
east upon John Harvard, southwest upon the comon, bounded on 
he uorwest by Ric. Miller, and on the southeast by John Greene. 

8. ffif tie Acres of land seituate and lying in waterfeilde N 1, 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 25 

100 pole in length and in breadth, butting norwest upon Sam 
Haule and Josseph Cetcherin, southeast upon Increase Nowell 
bounded on the southwest by John Greene, and on the northeast 
by 'Ric Miller. 



[33.] The possession of William Lernelt within Charltown 
limit es. 

Three acres of earable land and meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate butting southwest upon broad cove, bounded on the 
northwest by James Hubbard, on the northeast by the oulde meet- 
ing house, with a dwelling house and other aptinances. 

2. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon John Goulde, south 
upon the Widdow Nash, bounded on the east and west by Rich 
Sprague. 

3. Cow coinmones three and three quarters. 

4. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, bounded on the east by Nicolas Stowers, on the 
southwest by James Tompson, and on the north by M rs Ann 
Harvard. 

5. fflve acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting soulJh upon the high way towards the 
meaddow, north upon the laud way, bounded on the east by 
and on the west by 

6. ffifteene acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick feilde, butting northeast upon the common, 
southwest upon Rob Long, bounded on the northwest by Ed Mel- 
lowes, and on the southeast by Sain Richardson. 

7. ffortie acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in Rock feilde. 



The possesion of James Hubbard within Charltowne Limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott, butting west up broade 
Cove, bounded on the south by Will Lernett and on the northwest 
by the comon, 

2. One acre of meaddow b\* estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the marsh at wilson Point, butting southeast upon mistick river, 
northwest upon bounded on the southwest by James Garrett, 
and on the northeast by George Hutchinson. 

3. Six acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the Bridgway, bounded on the northwest by waiter 
Pallmer, and on the southeast by Edw Johnson. 

4. Haulf a milch cow common. 

5. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in misticke feilde, butting northeast upon M M Coytemore, southwest 
upon John Hodges, bounded on the northwest by Tho Peirce, and 
on the southeast by Prudence Wilkinson. 

6. ffifteene acres of land, more or lesse. scituate in water feilde, 
butting northwest upon M r Coytemore, southeast upon Nicolas 
Tririce, bounded on the northeast by Tho Peirce, and on the south- 
west by Prudence Wilkinson. 



26 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

[34.] 1638. The possesion of James Tomson in Charlton 
Limit es. 

1. Two Acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate and lying in the high feilde, butting to the south upon the 
high way, to the north upon the meaddow towarde mistik river ; 
bounded on the east by George Whitehand and Henry Bullocke, 
and on the west by Nicolas Davis, with a dwelling house and 
other aptinances thereunto. 

2. One acre of earable by estimation, scituate and lying in the 
high feilde, butting to the south upon the high way, to the north 
upon the marsh towarde mistik river, bounded on the east by 
Ralph Sprague, and on the west by John raoussell. 

3. Two Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in the high feilde marsh, butting to the south upon Nicolas Davis 
and Thomas Richardson, to the north upon the great Cove, bounded 
on the east by Ralph moussell, and on the west by Ezecheall 
Richardson. 

4. Two Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate and lying in the line feilde, butting to the southwest upon 
Cambridge line, to the northeast upon Charlton cornon ; bounded 
on the southeast by John moussell, and on the northwest by John 
ffairefeilde. 

5. Milch Cow CotSones three and A quarter! [This qurtr sold 
to John 'Green. Greene.^ [one of these comons sold to John 
March. Greene."] 

6. Two Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate and lying in misticke feilde, butting to the southwest 
upon misticke river, to the northeast upon Will Lernett, bounded 
on the northwest by James Pemberton and the coTnou, and on the 
southeast by A creeke. 

7. ffive acres of woodland, scituate and lying in mistick feilde, 
N 41, 80 pole in length and tenn in breadth, butting to the west 
upon the drift way towards the north river ; to the east upon the 
land way, bounded on the south by , and on the north 

by 

8. ffive Acres of woodland, scituate and lying in misticke feild, 
No. 20, 100 pole in length and in breadth, butting to the 
northeast upon long meade, southwest upon John Berridge, 
bounded on the norwest bv Sam Haule, and on the southeast by 
William Powell. * 

9. ffortie Acres of laud by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and lying in waterfeilde, N 20, 100 pole in length and in 
breadth, butting to the norwest upon Abr. Pratt and Isaac Cole ; 
southeast upon John Greene, bounded on the southweast by Will 
Powell, and on the northeast by Sam Haule. 

[35.] The possession of William ffrothingale in Charletown. 

ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the east feilde, butting southwest upon the streete wa} T , north 
upon mistick river, bounded on the west by Ed mellowes and Abr. 
Pratt, and on the east by George Bunker and Tho Rucke, with a 
dwelling house upo it. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS 27 

2. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scitnate 
in the high feilde meade, butting south upon Ralph Sprague, Jam 
Tompson, and John Moussell, to the north upon Winthrop creeke, 
bounde on the east by John jnoussell, and on the north by Will 
Batchelor. 

3. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the comon, bounded on the southeast by Rice Cole, 
and on the northwest by Abr. Hill. 

4. Cow commons three and a haulf. [more bought : of Walter 
Pamer, one Comon and three quarters ; of Thomas Grover one 
Comon and a quarter ; in all six comons and a halfe. Greene.] 

5. Six acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in rnistiek feilde, butting south upon mistick river, north upon the 
woodland, bounded on the west by Walter Palmer, and on the east 
by Ra Sprague. 

6. ffive acres of wood land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick feilde, butting west upon the drift way 
towards the north river, east upon the land way, bounded on the 
south by 

7. Twentie acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in 
mistick feilde, butting northeast upon ffrancis Norton, southwest 
upon Rich Sprague and Tho. Goble ; bounded on the northwest 
by Nicolas Trerrice, and on the southeast by Will Nash and Boston 
line. [This 20 akrs and 5 more, gott of widow nash, is sold to M 1 
nicolas parker of boston. Greene.'] 

8. Sixtie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Tho Peirce, southeast upon 
Tho Lynde or the comon, bounded on the northeast by Wilf Nash, 
and on the southwest by Nicolas Trerrice. [This 60 Akars was re- 
linquished to the towne, and in leiw thereof Granted to william 
ffrothingham sixty Akers of Arrable and meadow land lying and 
scituate at woburue, in charltowne Bounds, bounded southwest by 
the River (and by John March) which runs down by Thomas 
Graves, his farme bounded northwest by John Marches Lott, and 
northeast by the comon, and southeast butting towards M r Graves 
lott. Greene.'] 



The posetions of M r nicolass parker in Qharlstowii limits. 

1. Twenty five akers of wood land, more or less, bought of 
wiliam ffrothingham, as a bill of salle undr his hand testifis, baring 
datte the 21th 4 mo., 1648, the record of wiliam frothingham doth 
show the bound, folio 18. 1 

2. fliften akers of woodland, more or less, bought of m rs Re- 
beckah tarice, as a bill of salle undr her hand testifis (hauing 
reseivd full pay), datted the 20 th 6 mo, 1650, as the Record of her 
posetions doth show the bounds of the land, folio 40. 2 

1 This reference is clearly to lot No. 7 of Frothingham's possessions, above given, 
En. 

This folio 40 is page [81] iu this copy. ED. 



28 CITY DOCIBIENT No. 39. 

[36. ] 1638. The possesion of George Bunker within Charlton 
Limites. 

1. Two acres of eareable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting northwest upon the high way 
towards mistick river, bounded on the south by Ric. Sprague, and 
on the east by John Goulde, with a dwelling house and other 
aptinances. 

2. Three acres of earable land, more or lesse, scituate in the 
east feilde, butting southwest upon Seth Sweetsir and Samuell 
Richardson, northeast upon , bounded on the southeast by 
Ed Convers, and on the northwest by James Pemberton. [one of 
thes 3 Akers was sould to benia hubbard, who sold it to John 
March. Greene.] 

3. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon mistick river, south 
upon will ffrotthingam, bounded on the east by Nicolas Stower, and 
on the west by Will ffrothingam. 

4. Three acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the high feilde, bounded on the south by the high way, 
on the north by Tho Squire, Abr Palmer and Jo Hils, butting west 
upon the feilde way and east upon Ra. Moussell, with a dwelling 
house and other aptinances bought by him of the widdow Beacher, 
late wife of Tho Beacher of Charltowue, deceased. 

5. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the high feilde, butting north upon the high way towards 
mistick river, south upon the aforsaid homesteede, bounded on the 
west by Abr Palmer, and on the east by Josseph Hiles. 

6. jfoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the high feilde, butting south upon the high way, north 
upon the meade towards mistick river, bounded on the west by 
Samuell Haule, and on the east by John ffairefeilde. 

7. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the high feilde meade, butting north upon the great cove, south 
upon the high way, bounded on the east by Ezecheall Richardson, 
and on the west by 

8. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade. 

9. Commones for ffifteene milch cowes. 

10. Seaven acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the Line feilde, butting north upon mistick river, east 
upon wenatomies river, bounded on the south and west by the high 
way and Ed Convers meaddow. 

11. Tenn acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick feilde, butting west upon the drift way, east upon 
the land way, bounded on the south by Tho Knowher, and on the 
north by Tho Lynde. 

12. ffive acres of wood laud, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting west upon the drift way, east upon the land way, 
bounded on the one side by Nicolas Davis, bought of 

13. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting west upon the drift way, west upon the laud way, 
p*. of Ed Burton tenn acres. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 29 

14. Six acres of meaddow, by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes ; butting west upon the north river, east upon 
the woodland ; bounded on the south by Abr. Palmer, and on the 
north by Job Crow. 

15. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east 
upon the woodland, bounded on the 

16. Tenn acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in mistick marshes, bounded on the northwest by the fresh 
river, on the south by the north river and creeke, bounded on the 
east by Nicolas Davis and P]d Mellowes, and on the west by 
George ffelt. 

17. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
on the west of mount pspect, bounded on the east by the fresh 
river, on the west by the woodland, and north by Ra. Spragues 
meade. 

18. ffoure acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate on the northwest of mount pspect, bounded on the west by 
the freshett, and on the east by the comon. 

19. Seaveutie acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in 
mistick feilde, bounded on the southeast by George Kno whore, and 
on the northwest by Walter Palmer, butting southwest upon 
George Heborne, James mattiewes, Abr. Palmer, will witherall, 
and long mede. 

20. ffive acres of woodland scituate in mistick feilde, bought 
of Josseph Colcman, butting southwest upon m r Simmes, bounded 
on the norwest by Tho Caule, and on the east by Boston line, a 
triangle. 

21. One little house with a garden plott, bought of Josseph 
Coleman, scituate in the midle row, butting southwest upon the 
streete way, northeast upon the back street, bounded on the north- 
west by Tho Caule, and on the southeast by will knight. 

22. Two Hundred and Seaventie acres of land by estimation, 
more or lesse, scituate in water feilde, butting northwest upon 
Rob. Long and Rob Cutler, southeast upon Abr. Palmer, James 
mathewes, Geor Hebborne, Abr. Hill, John moussell, Tho Richard- 
son, and Ed Burton, bounded on the northeast by Walter Palmer, 
and on southwest by George Knowher. 



[37.] The Possesion of Sarah Ewer Late wife of Tho Ewer 
of Charltowne deceased. 

1. A Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate in the midle 
row, butting south and west upon the markett place, southeast 
upon dock lane, bounded on the northeast by M r No well. 

2. Three roode of ground by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the east foilde, butting southwest upon the streete way, north- 
west upon Ed Mellowes or Abr Palmer, bounded on the northwest 
by Tho Lynde, and on the southeast by Rich Lowden, with a 
Dwelling house and other aptinances. 

3. One acre and haulf of earable land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the high feilde, butting south upon the highway 



30 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

north upon the meaddow, bounded on the west by Ra Sprague, 
and on the east by Abr Palmer. 

4. Two acres of mcaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade, butting east upon broade cove, west upon 

, bounded on the south by Rob Long, and on the north 

by 

5. Milch Cow coinons six and a quarter. 

6. Eight acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilcle butting southwest upon Cambridg line, 
northeast upon the conlon, bounded on the northwest by Abr 
Palmer, and southeast by Ja Greene. 

7. rave acres of meaddow by estimation,* more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting west upon John Greene, east upon 
James browne, bounded on the north by the woodland, and on the 
south by a creeke against Ro Rand. 

8. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting west upon the drift way, east upon the 
land way, bounded on the south by John Haule, and on the north 
by Rice morris. 

9. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting west upon the drift way towards the 
north river, east upon the land wa^, bounded on the north by Tho 
Squire, and on the south by James Browne. 

10. Twentie and frive acres of woodland by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in mistick feilde, butting north upon the comon, 
south upon long rneade, bounded on the west by The [? Widow] 
Higginson, and on the enst by Ra. Sprague. 

11. Sixtie acres of laud by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in Rockfeilde. 



[38.] 1638. The possesion of John Wolnch in Charltowne 
Limites. 

1. Six acres of earable land and meaddow by estimation, 
more or lesse, scituate on the southwest of JStrawbery hill, bounded 
on the east by John Sibley, on the southwest by a highway and on 
the northeast by the comon, with a dwelling house and other ap- 
tinances. 

2. Two acres of meaddow and pasture by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the south meade, butting south upon Cambridge 
fence, north upon a creeke, bounded on the east by Rob Ha^le, 
and on the west by Tho Peirce. 

3. Cow commones two and and a quarter, [these two comons 
are sould with the house to georg Hoclgshon, Greene.'] 

4. ffive acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon John Greene, 1 southwest upon Rice 
Cole and John Harvard, bounded on the northwest by Prudence 
Wilkinson, and on the southwest by John Lewes, [sould to John 
Greene. Greene.'] 

5. Thirtie and ffive acres of land by estimation, more or lesse 

1 Sibley erased and Greene written in by Greene. ED. 



CHARLESTOWN T LAND RECORDS. 31 

scituate in watterfeilde, butting northwest upon Job Sibley and 
Katharin Coytemore, southeast upon Rob Shorthus ; bounded on 
the northeast by widdow Wilkinson, and on the southwest by John 
Lewes. 



The posession of Tho Moulion in Charltowne Limitcs. 

1. One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate at sconce 
point, butting north upon wapping streete, south upon Henry Lar- 
rence, bounded on the west by Tho Knower. 

2. One acre of earable laud by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in the east feilde, butting southeast upon the marsh towards 
the harbour, northwest by Tho Lynde, bounded on the northeast 
by Tho Knowhour, and on the southwest by Tho Carter, Senio. 

3. Commoues for two milch Cowes. 

4. ffive acres of woodland b} T estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting south upon the high way towards the 
meacldow r , north upon the land way, bounded on the east by Henry 
Larrence, and on the west by Tho Squire. 

5. ffoure acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, butting northwest upon a creeke that runes into 
the north river, southwest upon the woodland, bounded on the 
northeast by Rob Hayle, and on the southwest by Samuell Carter. 

6. Tenu acres of wood laud, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Tho Lynde, southwest upon the 
comon, bounded on the northwest by John Crow, and on the 
southeast by Ed Couvers. 

7. Thirtie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in water feilde-. butting northwest upon Peter Garland and Rob 
Rand, southeast upon Ed Convers, bounded on the northeast by 
Edward Convers, and on the southwest by John Crow. 



[39. J The possesion of Henry Larrence within Charltowne 
Limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate at sconce 
point, butting southeast upon the harbor, northwest upon Tho 
Moulton, bounded on the southwest by Steeven fforsdick. 

2. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the Bridge w[ay], bounded on the southeast by 
James Garrett and John martin, and on the northwest by John 
Tedd. 

3. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting south upon the high way towards the 
meaddow, north upon the land way, bounded on the west by Tho 
moulton, and on the east by Ed Joanes. 

4. ffifteene acres of laud by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde ; butting northwest and southwest upon the comon, 
bounded on the northeast by Will Johnson, and on the southeast by 
Ed Johnson. 



32 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 39. 

TJie possesion of Mathew Smith in Charltoivn limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the 
northwest of the mill hill, bounded on the southwest by Rich 
white, butting northwest upon crooked lane and southeast upon the 
high streete, a triangle. 

2. Comon for one milch Cow. 

3. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the bridgeway, bounded on the northwest by Ed 
Johnson, and on the southeast by Rob Hayle 

4. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate at wilsones pointe. 

5. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting southwest upon Walter Palmer, bounded on the 
southeast by Tho Brigden, northeast and northwest by the comon. 

6. ffifteene acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in rockfeilde. 

[4O.] 1638. The possesion of Edward Joanes within Charl- 
towne limites. 

ffoure acres of land, by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in Joanes his close, bounded on the south and east by Rich Pal- 
grave, on the north and west by the comon, with a dwelling house 
upon it and other aptinances. 

2. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in the south meade, butting north upon Simmes his Creeke, 
south upon John Hodges ; bounded on the west by Bakers close, 
and on the east by Tho Squire. 

3. Comones for two milch Covves. 

4. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting southwest upon the woodland, north- 
east upon the south river, bounded on the south by Eze. Richard- 
son, and on the west by Sam Richardson. 

5. fflve acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south upon the highway towards the meaddow, 
north upon the woodland, bounded on the east by M r Nowell, and 
on the west by Henry Larance or Tho wilder. 

6. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, bounded on the southwest, west and north by long meade, 
and on the east by Will Quick. 

7. Twentie and five acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in rockfeilde. 



Tlie Possesion of John Haule in Charltowne limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott containing haulf an 
acre of grounde, scituate on the south part of the comon, bounded 
on the west by Rich Ketle. 

2. ffoure acres of earable land, more or lesse, scituate in the 
line feilde, butting south upon the streete way, north upon will 
Tutle and the comon, bounded on the east by Rob Shorthus, and 
on the west by Ed Burton. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND EECOKDS. 33 

3. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lessc, 
scitnate in the south meade, butting south upon Gibbines river, 
north upon bounded on the east by Ed Gibbines, and on 
the west by 

4. Cow conlones, Two and a quarter. 

5. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, at the head of the south creeke, betwixt John 
Goulde and ffaintnot wines. 

6. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick feilde, butting west upon the drift way towards 
the north river, east upon the land way, bounded on the south by 
spring lane, and on the north by Sarah Ewer. 

7. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Ed Johnson, southwest upon John 
Harvard, bounded on the northwest by Ric Ketle, and on the 
southeast by Nicolas Davis. 

8. Twentie and eight acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in 
water feilde, butting northwest upon Ed Johnson, southeast upon 
Nicolas Davis, bounded on the northeast by Rich Ketle, and on 
the southwest by the coirion. 



[4-1.] The Possesion of Richard Sprague in Charltowne 
limites. 

Three acres of earable land, by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting southwest and west upon the 
streete way, bounded on the southeast by gravell lane, on the 
northeast by will Lernett, and on the north by George Bunker, 
with a dwelling house and other aptiuances. 

2. One acre of earable land, by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon Eze. Richardson, 
south upon the widdow nash, bounded on the east by Abr. Pratt, 
and on the west b}' Ed Mellows. 

3. Two acres of land, by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the high feilde, butting south upon the high way, bounded on the 
east by Jo Moussell, and on the west and northwest by the marsh 
way. 

4. ffoure acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the south meade, butting north upon the streete way, 
south upon the church land, bounded on the west by Ed Mellows, 
and on the east by Tho Peirce. 

5. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in the south meade, butting south upon Cambridg fence, north 
upon Gibbines river, bounded on the west by Th5 Brigden, and 
on the east by Tho Lynde. 

6. Commones for three milch Cowes. 

7. ffourc acres of earable land, more or lesse, scituate in the 
line feilde, butting northeast upon mistick pond, southwest upon 
the Bridgway, bounded on the northwest by James Hayden, and 
on the southeast by widdow Wilkinson. 

8. ffive acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
lying in mistick marshes, butting east upon the south river, north 



34 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

upon the woodland, bounded on the south by Abr Palmer, and on 
the north by Tho Brigden. 

9. Twentie acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting northeast upon Will ffrothingani and Nicolas 
Trerrice, southwest upo M r Nowell, bounded on the northwest by 
M rs Harvard, and on the southeast by Tho goble. 

10. Twentie and ffive acres of wood land, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick feilde, butting north upon the Driftway towards 
the north river, east upon the land way, bounded on the north by 
Ra Sprague, and on the south by the high way, 

11. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate on pspect msaddows, bounded on the east by the ffreshett, 
and on the west by the coulon, bounded on the north by A swamp, 
and on the south by Ra Sprague. 

12. Sixtie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in pond feilde, bounded on the one side by Ralph Sprague, on the 
northeast by ell pond and the river [that comes through the mead- 
dow into Ell pond. Greene], and on the northwest by the comon. 

13. ffive acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting north upon the comon, south upon the meade, 
bounded on the east by Sarah Ewer, and -on the west by Rob. 
Sedgwicke. 



1638. The possesion of John Brinsmeade in Charltowne 
Limites. 

Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the high feilde, butting south upon the high way, north upon 
the meaddowes, bounded on the east by Sainuell Haule, and on 
the west by John Moussell ; with a Dwelling house upon it. 

2. Two acres and haulf of earable laud by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridg 
line, north east upon the comon, bounded on the southeast by 
Tho Richardson, and on the northwest by widdow nash. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade. 

4. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east upon 
the wood land, bounded on the south by M r . Crow, and on the 
north by Tho Peirce. 

5. Haulf a common for a milch cow. [sould to John March. 
Greene. ,] 

6. fflve acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick feilde, butting northeast upon Nicolas S towers, 
southwest upon John Moussell, bounded on the northwest by Ed 
Carrington, and on the southeast by Phillip Drinker 

7. Eighteene acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in water feilde, butting northwest by ffrancis Norton, southeast 
upon home pond and Ric Palgrave, bounded on the southwest by 
Phillip Drinker, and on the northeast by Ed Carrington. 

TJie possesion of Phillip Drinker within Charltowne Limites. 
One Dwelling house with a garden platt, scituate at the east end 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 35 

of the comon, butting south upon the streeteway, north upon mis- 
tick river, bounded on the northwest by Ralph Sprague, and on the 
east by the comon marsh. 

2. Six acres of earable laud by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the common, bounded on the northwest by John 
Lewis, and on the southeast by Nicolas Davis.. 

3. milch cow comones two and a haulf. 

4. One acre and a haulf of meacldow by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the high feilde meade, butting south upon the 
high way, north upon Tho Carter and Tho Richardson, bounded 
on the west by Rob Cutler, and on the east by Cpt. Sedgwick. 

5. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick marshes, butting north upon the north river, east 
upon the woodland, bounded on the south side by Seth Sweetsir, 
and on the north by Ric Palgrave. 

6. Tenn acres of woodland, more or less, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Nicolas Stowers, Ric Palgrave, and 
John Mossell, bounded on the northwest by John Brinsmeade, and 
on the southeast by George ffelt. 

7. Thirtie and eight arces of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in water feilde, butting northwest upon ffrancis norton, 
southeast upon horne pond, bounded on the southwest by Georg 
ffelt, and on the northeast by John Brinsmeade. 

[43.] The Possesion of James Hayden in Charltown Limites. 

A Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate at the east end 
of the comon, butting east upon the creeke, west upon the comon, 
bounded on the north by the north 1 by the streete way, and on the 
south by James Greene. 

2. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting northeast upon mistick ponds, 
southwest upon the bridge way, bounded on the southeast by Ric 
Sprague, and on the northwest by mill river. 

3. Common for one milch cow. 

4. One acre and haulf of meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, lying in the high feilde meade, butting north upon mistick 
river, south upon bounded on the west by Dan. Shepheard- 
son, and on the east by Isaac Cole. 

5. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
fielde, butting west upon the Driftway towards the north river, east 
upon the land way, bounded on the one side by Ric Palgrave. 

6. Tenn acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting north east upon ffrancis Norton, south west upo 
Rob Shorthus and Ben Hubbard, bounded on the northwest by 
will Johnson, and on the southeast by Thomas Knowhor. 

7. Eighteene acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in water feilde, butting northwest upon the comon, southeast 
upon John Sibley and M rs Coytemore, bounded on the southwest 
by will Johnson, and on the northeast by Tho Knowhor. 

1 The words in italics are an evident repetition. ED. 



36 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

The possesion of Seth Sweetsir, within Charltowne Limites. 

Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting southwest upon the streeteway, 
northeast upon Long way, bounded on the southeast by Sil Rich- 
ardson, and on the northwest by Prudence Wilkinson, with a 
Dwelling house upon it and other aptinances. 

2. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon mistick river, south 
upon Tho Knowher, bounded on the west by M r Nowell, and on 
the east by George Knowhor. 

3. Common for one milch cow. 

4. ffive acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east 
upon the woodland, bounded on the south by Tho Coytemore, and 
on the north by Phillip Drinker. 

5. ffive acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
mistick feilde. 

6. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Isaac Cole and will Batchelor, 
southwest upon the comon, bounded on the northwest by Ed Gib- 
bines, and on the southeast by Dan Shepherdson. 

7. Thirtie and ffive acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Tho Lynde or the 
comon, southeast upon Rob Blott and Tho wickes, bounded on the 
southwest by Ed Gibbines, and on the northeast by Daniell Shep- 
heardson. 

[44.] TJie possesion of James Greene within Charltown Limites. 

One Dwelling house with a Garden plott, scituate at the east 
end of the comon, butting east upon the creeke, west upon the 
common, bounded on the south by Ralph Sprague, and on the 
north by James Hayden. 

2. Haulf a common for a milch cow. 

3. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the common, bounded on the northwest by Sarah 
Ewer, and on the southeast by Tho Brigden. 

4. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, at the head of the south creeke, bounded on 
the east by ffaintnot wines, and on the west by John Lewis. 

5. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Zecheill Richardson, southwest upon 
the comon, bounded on the northwest by John martin, and on the 
southeast by Rob Blott. 

6. ffiftee acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in water feilde, 
butting northwest upon Daniell Shepheardson, southeast upon 
M r Simmes, bounded on the southwest by Rob Blott, and on the 
northeast by John martin. 

TJie possesion of George Hebbourne within Charltowne limites. 
One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate in the midle 
row, butting southwest upon the streeteway, northeast upon the 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 37 

back streete, bounded on the southeast by well lane, and on the 
northwest by will Dade. 

2. Haulf an acre of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the south feilde, butting southeast upon the comoc 
toward Beacher's Cove, bounded on the southeast by Josseph 
Hills, on the southwest by Abr. Pratte, and on the northwest by 
Tho Brigden. 

3. One cow comon and a haulf. 

4. Two acres of earable land, more or lesse, scituate in the 
line feilde, butting northeast upon mistik river, southwest upon 
the bridge way, bounded on the southeast by Rob Long, and on 
the northwest by a high way. 

o. ffive acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon George Bunker, southwest upon 
James Pemberton and Peter Garland, bounded on the northwest 
by James rnathewes, and on the southeast by Abr. Hill. 

6. Thirtie and six acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in 
water feilde, butting northwest upon George Bunker, southeast 
upon Rich Sprague or the comon, bounded on the northeast by 
James inatthews, 1 and on the southwest by Abr. Hill. 

7. One pcell of swamp grounde, lying in the east feilde, 
bounded by will Brakenbury on the south, [this is exchanged 
with John march as in the sales and exchanges of lands is Re- 
corded Page 133 [Page 148] for an Aker of Land Lying in the 
East feilde. Greene.] 

[45.] The possesion of Robert] Rand within Charltvwm 
limit es. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott scituate on the west side 
of the mill hill, butting west upon the midle streete, east upon the 
high streete, bounded on the 

2. Haulf an acre of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the south feilde, butting southeast upon crooked lane, 
northwest upon tho Lynde, bounded on the northeast by Ed Burton, 
and on the southwest by nicolas Stowers. 

3. One acre and a haulf of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the south feilde, butting northeast upon the streete way, 
southwest upon Tho Lynde, bounded on the southeast by Ed Bur- 
ton and John Stretton, and on the northwest by the comon. 

4. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade, butting southeast upon the mouth of Gib- 
bines river, northwest upon John Hodges, bounded on the 

[this is sould to m r John Hodges. Greene.'] 

5. Three milch Cow comon one wherof he bought of good. 
Potter. 

6. Two acres of earable land, more or lesse, scituate in the 
line feilde, butting northeast upon mistick river, southwest upon Ed 
Converse, bounded on the northwest by Rob Long and on the 
southeast by Beniamin Hubbard. 

7. ffour acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 

1 " Matthews " written over " Pemberton" erased. ED. 



38 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

uate in mistick marshes, butting north upon a creeke that comes 
out of the north river, south upon the woodland, bounded on the 
east by will Baker. 

8. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting west upon the Drift way towards the north river, 
east upon the land way, bounded on the north by Abr. Palmer, and 
on the south by James Tomson and will ffrothingam. 

9. ffifteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting northeast upon John moussell, southwest upon 
Ed Convers and John martin, bounded on the southeast by Eze. 
Richardson and on the southwest by Fetter Garland. 

10. Thirtie and seaven acres of land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon James Browne 
and Rob Hawkins, southeast upon Ed Convers and Tho Moultou, 
bounded on the northeast by Eze. Richardson and on the south- 
west by Peter Garland. 

The possesion of John Palmer in Charltowne Limites. 

ffoure acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in the 
line feilde, butting northeast upon mistick ponds, southwest upon 
the cornon, bounded on the southeast by a swamp, and on the 
northwest by Tho moulto. 

2. One acre of meadow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
at Wilsons point. 

3. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
f eild, butting south upon a high way towards the meaddow, northe 
upon the landway, bounded on the east by Walter Palmer, and on 
the west by 

4. Eleven acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Ed Johnson, southeast upon 
rn rs Higginson, bounded on the southwest by Rich Ketle, and on 
the northeast by Will Dade. 



[46.] 1638. The Possesion of George WJiitehand in Charl- 
town Limites. 

Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the high feilde, butting south upon the high way, north upon 
Henry Bullock, bounded on the west by James Tomson, and on the 
east by the high way ; with a Dwelling house and other aptinances. 

2. Commones for Two milch cowes. 

3. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting east upon the south river, west upon 

4. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scitunte 
in mistick marshes, butting southeast towards the head of the 
south creeke, northwest upon the woodland, bounded on the north- 
east by Abr. Pratt, and on the southwest by Ro Long. 

5. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting north upon the common, southwest upon George 
Bunker ; bounded on the northwest by Rob Leech, and on the 
southwest (sic. Ed.) by will Baker. 

6. Thirtie acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in Rockfeilde. 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 39 

The possesion of Nicolas Davis in Charltowne Limites. 

Two acres of arable land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the high feilde, butting south upon the high way, north upon the 
meade towards mistick river, bounded on the west by Tho Rich- 
ardson, and on the east by James Thompson. 

2. Two acres of rneaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in the south meade, butting northeast upon Simmes creeke, south- 
west from the coiSon bounded on the southeast by Rob Hayle, and 
on the northwest by Tho Squire. 

3. Six acres of earable laud by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the coliion ; bounded on the northwest by Phillip 
Drinker and on the southeast by ffaintnot Wines. 

4. Commones for Two milch cowes. < 

5. One acre and a haulf of meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in Long meade, bounded on the west by Tho Squire, 
on the north by the fresh river, and on the south by Ed Joanes and 
Will Quick. 

6. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, tying 
in Long meade, bounded on the east by George Bunker, and on 
the west by Rob Hayle. 

7. fflve acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting 

8. ffive acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Ed Johnson, southwest upon m r Har- 
vard, bounded on the northwest by John Haule and on the south- 
east by m rs Higgiuson. 

9. Thirtie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeikle, butting northwest upon John Haule, southeast upon 
Abr Pratt and the common, bounded on , the southwest by the 
coinon and the northeast by m rs Higginsou. 

[47 o] The possesion of Samuell Haule in Charltowne Limites. 

ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in the high feilde, butting south upon the high way, north upon 
the marsh towarde mistick river, bounded on the west by John 
Briusmeade, and on the east by George Bunker, with a Dwelling 
house upon it and other aptinances. 

2. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the high feilde marsh, butting north upon mistick river, bounded 
on the west by winthrope creeke, on the south by Rob Sedgwick, 
and on the east by a creeke. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the south meade. 

4. Commones for two milch cowes. 

5. Six acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting northeast upon the high way 
towards mistick river, south upon the Bridgway, bounded on the 
northwest by Will Batchelor, and on the southeast by James Pem- 
berton. 

6. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituat in mistick 
feild, butting east upon the south river, west upon 



40 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

7. Two acres of" meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, butting north upon the north river, south upon 
the woodland, bounded on the west by Will Batchelor, and on the 
east by Will Johnson. 

8. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, butting east upon the north river, west upon 
the woodland, bounded on the north by Nicolas Stowers, and on 
the south by a creeke. 

9. Twentie acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting southwest upon the coinon, bounded on the south- 
east by Josseph Cetcherall and James Tomson, and on the north- 
west by long meade, and with a sharp angle to the northeast. 

10. ffiftie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Will Batchelor and George 
Hutchinson, southeast upon John Greene and Ralph moussefl, 
bounded on the northeast by Joseph Cetcherall, and on the south- 
west by James Tompson. 



[48.] 1638. The possesion of Tlw. Squire in Cliarltown 
Limites. 

Six acres of earable land and meddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the high feilde, butting north upon the high way 
towards mistick river, south upon George Bunker, bounded on the 
east by Abr 

2. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the high feilde, butting south upon the high way, north 
upon the meade towards mistick river, bounded on the west by 
John ffairfeilde, and on the east by EzO. Richardson. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, tying in 
the south meade, butting northeast upon Simmes creeke, southwest 
upon the comon, bounded on the northwest by Ed Joanes, and on 
the southeast by Nicolas Davis. 

4. milch cow coinones three and a haulf, wherof one was 
bought of geor whithaud, one of Josseph Coleman, and one and a 
haulf he had in the Devident. 

5. Two acres of earable land, more or lesse, scituate in the 
line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, northeast upon 
the common, bounded on the northwest by Tho Brigdeu, and on 
the southeast by John Lewis. 

6. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east upon the 
woodland, bounded on the north by Rob Blott, and on the south- 
east by Beniamin Hubbard. 

7. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying at 
Wilsones point. 

8. fflve acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting west upon the Drift wa} T towards the north river, 
east upon the woodland, bounded on the north by a high way, and 
on the south by Sarah Ewer. 

9. One acre of rn'eaddow by estimation, more or lesse. lying in 
mistick feilde, butting north upon the north river, bounded on the 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 41 

south by Ed Joanes, on the east by Nicolas Davis, and on the 
west by Will Dacle. 

10. fflve acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilcle, butting south upon the high way towards the south river, 
north upon the comon, bounded on one side by Jphn Lewis. 

11. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting north upon the comon, bounded on the south and 
east by the freshett, and on the west by James G-arrett. 

12. Twentie acres of land by estimation, more or less, scituate 
in east Rpckfeilde. 

[40.] The possesion of micheall Bastow within Charltowne 
limites. 

ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in the east feilde, butting south upon wapping streete, John 
martin, Will Quick and Will Brakenbury, north upon the high 
way, bounded on the east by Nehemiah Bourne and Will Quick, 
and on the west by Long way, with a dwelling house and other 
aptinances. [One Aker of these 4 was sould to Thomas Carter, 
senior. Greene."] 

2. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in the south meade, butting; north upon a high way towards the 
creeke, south towards Cambridge fence, bounded on the west by 
the Church laud, and on the east by A high way. 

3. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
mistick marshes, butting southeast upon the south river, northwest 
upon the woodland, bounded on the northeast by m r Nowell, and 
on the southwest by widdow Wilkinson, 

4. Milch cow commones two and a haulf. 

5. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scittiate in mistick 
feilde, butting south upon the high way, north upon the woodland, 
bounded on the west by Samuell Richardson, and on the east by 
Tho Squire and John Lewis. 

6. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, ia two pcells ; ffive acres, butting southwest upon ffracis Nor- 
ton, bounded on the southeast by Boston line, and on the north-' 
west by Sain Richardson (a triangle) ; the other five acres bounded 
on the south by m r Nowell his farme, on the north b} T the high 
way, and on the east by Stee fforsdick. 

7. Twentie and five acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in west Rockfeild, bounded on the west by the river, on 
the east by the comon, and the south by Sam Richardson, and on 
the north by Steeven fforsdick. 

Tlie possesion of John Hodges within Charltowne limites. 

Tenn acres of earable land and meaddow by estimation, moro 
or lesse, scituate in Gibbines feilde, butting south upon the river, 
bounded on the north and west by m r Averie, and on the east by 
the meaddowes, with a Dwelling house and other aptinances. 

2. Commones for two milch cowes. 

3. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the fence feilde bought of Ed Sturges. 



42 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

4. ffive acres of woodland, more' or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south upon the high way towards the south river, 
north upon the woodland, bounded on the east by and 
on the west by 

5. ffive acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
mistick feilde, butting south and north upon the high way betwixt 
it and the meaddow, bounded on the east by John Pane, and on 
the west by Seth Sweetsir. 

6. Six acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting south upon the south creeke, north 
upon the woodland, bounded on the east by m r Bellingham, and 
on the west by John Goulde. 

7. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Tho Peirce and James Hubbard, 
southwest upon Tho Carter, bounded on the northwest by Eze 
Richardson, and on the southeast by Rice Cole. 

8. ffortie and five acres of land, more or less, scituate in water 
feilde, butting northwest upon the comon, southeast upon the river, 
bounde on the southwest by Eze Richardson, and on the northeast 
by Rice Cole. 

9. Eleven acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, 
bought of Ed Stnrges, butting northwest upon Brands norton, 
southeast upon Tho Peirce, bounded on the southwest by Rice 
morrice, and on the northeast by George ffelt. 



[5O.] 1638. TJie possesion of Thomas Peirce within Charl- 
towne Limites. 

ffive acres of earable land and meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the west end, butting west upon Rich Sprague, 
east upon Ed Burton and the comon, bounded on the north by the 
high way, and on the south by the Church land, with a Dwelling 
house upon it and other aptinances. 

2. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade, butting east upon the creeke, west upon the 
church land, bounded on the north by Ed Burton, and on the south 
by m r No well. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south rneade, butting south upon Cambridg fence, bounded 
on the east by John wolrich, and on the northwest by micheall 
Bastow. 

4. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse. 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
bounded on the southeast by Will Baker, on the northwest by a 
comon swamp, and on the northeast by the brooke. 

5. Commones for five milch cowes. 

6. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting 

7. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east 
upon the wood land, bounded on the north by widdow Nash, and 
on the south by Chubuck or John Brinsem'cade. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 43 

8. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
mistick long meaddow, bounded 

9. fflfteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon m rs Coytemore, south west upon Eze. 
Richardson and John Hodges, bounded on the northwest by Rich 
Palgrave, and on the southeast by James Hubbard. 

10. Sixtie and two acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Josua Tedd, Rice 
Morrice, John Hodges and George ffelt, southeast upon willffroth- 
ingam, bounded ou the southwest by James Hubbard, and on the 
northeast by Ric Palgrave. 

The possesion of Augustine Walker within Charltowne Limites. 

One house plott containing haulf a roode of grounde by estima- 
tion, more or lesse, scituate at sconce point, butting southeast 
upon the harbour, bounded on the northwest and southwest by the 
marsh, and on the northeast by James Garrett, reserving libertie 
of way sufficient for the servis of the ffort. 

[51.] The Possesion of Edward Larkin within Charltowne 
limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the south- 
west of the mill hill, butting southwest upon crooked lane, north- 
east upon rn r Allin, bounded on the southeast by Isaac Cole, and on 
the northwest by John Greene. 

2. One milch cow comon. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the high feilde marsh, bounded on the east by Tho Carter, and on 
the other pts of it by a creeke. 

4. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast uponEzekell Richardson, southwest upon 
the reserved land, bounded on the northwest by Rob Blott, and on 
the southeast by Tho Carter. [Three of these Akers were sould 
to Edward Johnson. Greene. ~\ 

5. Tenn acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Seth Sweetsir, southeast upon 
m r Simmes, bounded on the southwest by Tho Carter, and on the 
northeast by Rob Blott or Will Stidson. 

The possesion of James Garrett within Charltowne Limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott and yard, scituate in 
Sconce point, butting southeast upon the harbour, northwest upon 
the marsh, bounded on the northeast by Steven fforsdick, Tho 
Moulton, and Tho Knowhor, and on the southwest by Augustin 
Walker, not hindering the high way about the batterie. 

2. One milch cow common. 

3. Six acres of earable land, by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southeast upon the high way 
towards win atomies river, northwest upon Henry Larrance, bounded 
on the southwest by Cambridg line, and on the northeast by John 
Martin. 

4. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
at Wilson's point, bounded on the south by mistick river, on the 



44 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

northeast by James Htibbard, and on the southwest by a creeke. 

5. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south towards the river, north upon the coilioii, 
bounded on the west by Ralph Sprague, and on the east by the 
ffresh river and Tho Squire. 

6. acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
east rockfeilde. 



[53.] 1638. The possesion of Will Johnson in Charltowne 
Limites. 

One Dwelling house, with a garden plott and yard, haulf a roode 
of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in the midle row, 
butting southwest upon the streete way, northeast upon the back 
streete, bounded on the southeast by Rice Cole, and on the north- 
west by Tho Carter. 

2. Haulf an acre of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the east feilde, butting southwest upon Ed Convers, northeast 
upon long way, bounded on the southeast by Will Dade, and on the 
northwest by Sammuell Carter. 

3. Cow comones two and a haulf. 

4. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the common, bounded on the southeast by a com- 
mon swampe, and on the northwest by Thomas Lynde. 

5. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting north upon the north river, south upon 
the woodland, bounded on the west by Samuell Haule, and on the 
east by Beniamin Hubbard. 

6. Haulf a roode of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in the south feilde, butting southwest upon Charls' river, 
northeast upon Nicolas Stowers, bounded on the southeast by 
Sarah nash, and on the northwest by Tho Caule. 

7. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south upon the high way towards the south river, 
north upon the laud way, bounded on the east by and on 
the west by 

8. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Grands Norton, southwest upon 
Beniamin Hubbard, bounded on the northwest by Edward Johnson, 
and on the southeast by James Hay den. 

9. Thirtie and seaven acres of Land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, putting northwest upon the common, 
southeast upon Edward Johnson, bounded on the southwest by 
Henry Larrence, and on the northeast by James Hey den. 

[10. Three Akers of Land which was Edward Larkins, scituate 
on mistik syde, butting . Greene.'] 

The possesion of Mathew Averie within Charltowne Limites. 

Nine acres of earable land and meaddow, by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in Gibbiues feilde, butting south upon the river, 
north upon the common, bounded on the east by John Hodges, and 
on the west by Ric. Miller, with a Dwelling house. 



CIIARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 45 

2. Commones for ffoure milch cowes. 

3. fflve acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east upon 
the woodland, bounded on the south by George bunker, and on the 
north by Tho Chubbucke or John Brinsmeade. 

4. Twentie and ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in mistick 1 feilde, butting southeast upon Tho Lynde 
and George Hutchinson, southeast upon the reserved land, bounded 
on the northwest by Daniell Shepheardson, and on the southeast 
by Tho Moulton. 

5. ffiftie and three acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon will. Brakenbury and 
James Pemberton, southeast upon John martin and Ed Convers, 
bounded on the southwest by Daniell Shepheardsoue, and on the 
northeast by Tho Moulton. Tweutie acres bought of m" Higgin- 
son. Near 40 acres bought of m rs Higginson. 

[53.] The possesion of Ralph Sprague within Charltowne 
Limiics. 

One acre of earable land and meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate at the east end of the comon, butting south and 
west upon the highway, bounded on the southeast by Phillip Drinker, 
and on the northeast by mistick river, with a Dwelling house upon 
it and other aptinances. 

2. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon mistick river, south 
upon a swamp, bounded on the east by Rob Sedgwick, and on the- 
west by will Dade. 

3. ffoure Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in the south meade, butting northwest upon the streete way, 
south upon Simmes his creeke, bounded on the southwest by Ed- 
ward Convers, and on the northeast by James Greene. 

4. Two Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the high feilde, butting north towards mistick river, 
bounded on the east by Abr. Palmer and Ralph Moussell, and on 
the west and sonth by George Bunker. 

5. Three Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the high feilde, butting south upon the high way, north 
upon the meaddow, bounded on the east by Sarah Ewer, and on 
the west by James Tompson. 

6. Commones for six milch cowes. 

7. ffoure Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the Line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the bridgway, bounded on the northwest by John 
Tedd, and on the southeast by Tho Coytemore. 

8. ffourteene acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick marshes, bounded on the north and west by the 
woodland, and on the east by Abr. Palmer. 

9. tfive Acres of wood land by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistik feilde, butting west upon the Driftway towards the 

1 " Mistick " written over " water " erased. ED. 



46 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

north river, est upon the woodland, bounded on the north by 
James Tompson, and on the south by Ric Sprague. 

10. Thirtie and ffive Acres of Woodland by estimation, more or 
lease, scituate in mistiek feilde, butting south towards the north 
river, north upon the common, bounded on the east by James 
Garrett, and on the west by Sarah Ewer. 

11. ffoure Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in pspect meaddowes, bounded on the east by a freshett, 
on the west by the comon, on the north by Rich Sprague, and on 
tiie south by James Garett. 

12. Nintie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and lying in Pond feilde, bounded 

[54.] 1638. The possesion of ffrands Willougliby within 
Cliarltown Li mites. 

One pcell of grounde, scituate on the south of the mill hille, 
butting south upon Charls river, north upon crooked lane, bounded 
on the west by Tho Brigden and Abr. Pratt, and on the east by a 
lane ; with a house upon it. 

2. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon mistiek river, east 
upon the marsh, bounded on the west by tho Lynde. 

3. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon mistiek river, south 
upon the swamp, bounded on the west by George 'Hutchinson, and 
on the east by Sam Richardson. 

4. One milch Cow common, bought of Peter Garland. 

5. ffoure acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistiek marshes, bounded on the east by whithands iland, on 
the south and west by the creekes, and on the north by Captaine 
Sedgwick. 

6. ffive Acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistiek 
feilde, butting southeast upon the high way towards the south 
river, northeast upon the landway, bounded on the one 
side by Rob Long. 

7. Twentie acres of laud by estimation, mor or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Tho Caule and Rob Han- 
kins, southeast upon Tho moulton, bounded on the southwest by 
James pemberton, and on the northeast by Rob Rand. 

The possesion of Mice Morrice within Chaltotvne limites. 

Two acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate upon 
the comon, butting north towards the streete way, south upon an 
other high way, bounded on the est and west by the comon, with a 
Dwelling house upon it and other aptinances. 

2. Three Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in the south meade, bounded on the east by Nicolas Stowers*, on 
the n'orth by A high way, on the 'south by John Sibley and the 
creeke, and on the west by the Comon. 

3. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 47 

northeast upon the common, bounded on the southeast by Tho 
Lynde, and on the northwest by Rob Haukins. 

4. One milch cow common. 

5. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mi stick feilde, butting west upon the Drift way towards the 
north river, east upon the land way, bounded on the north by Abr. 
Palmer, and on the south by John Haule. 

G. ffive Acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Nicolas Stowers, southwest upon 
Ric Palgrave, bounded on the northwest by Georg ffelt, and on the 
southeast by Josua Tedd. 

7. Eighteene Acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon ffrances Norton, south- 
east upon Tho Peirce, bounded on the southwest by Josua Tedd, 
and on the northeast by John Hodges. 

[55.J The possesion of Rob HauJcines within Charltowne 
Limites. 

Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south feilde, butting southwest upon Chaiis river,, bounded 
on the northeast and northwest by the great cove, and on the 
southeast by Tho Brigden, with a Dwelling house upon it and 
other aptinances. 

2. ffoure Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the common, bounded on the southeast by Rice 
morrice, and on the northwest by Tho Carter. 

3. Milch Cow commones One and three quarters, [half a 
comon he sould to John March, Greene.^ 

4. Two acres of mead do w by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in pspect meade. 

5. Tenn Acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Will Nash, southwest upon m r 
Simmes, bounded on the northwest by James Browne, and on the 
southeast by Tho Caule. 

G.- Twentie and five acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Ric. Palgrave, 
southeast upon Peter Garland and Rob Rande, bounded on the 
southwest by Tho Caule, and the northeast by James Browne. 

The possesion of Witt Baker within Charltowne limites. 

Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
at the west end of the comon, intirely fenced, with a Dwelling 
house upon it, and other aptinances. 

2. Eight acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
southeast upon the comon, bounded on the southeast by Ed Bur- 
ton, and on the northwest by Tho Peirce. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade, butting southeast towards charls river, north- 
west upon John Hodges, bounded on the southwest by Rob Rand, 
and on the northeast by James Browne. 



48 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

4. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade, bought of Tho Knowher. 

5. Three milch cow commones [And three quarters bought of 
Thomas Goble. Greene.'] 

6. ffive acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in misticke feilde marshes, butting north upon a creeke in the 
north river, south upon the woodland r bounded on the west by 
Rob Rand, and on the east by Jam Browne. 

7. Two acres of meaddow and pasture by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the south meade, bought of John wolrich and 
entered before in his name. 



[56.] 1638. The possesion of George Hutchinson within 
CliarltownQ limMes. 

Haulf an acre of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
on the southwest of the mill hill, butting southwest upon Charls 
river, northeast upon crooked lane, bounded on the northwest by 
rnault Lane, and on the southeast by Nic Trerrice, with a Dwelling 
house upon it and other aptinances. 

2. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more and lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon mistick river, south 
upon Tho Ruck, bounded on the west by Nicolas Stowers, and on 
the east by ffracis Willoughbey. 

3. One acre and haulf of meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in high feilde meade, bounded on the south by John 
Mossell and Ralph Moussell, nor by a creeke, and on the west by 
John Moussell. 

4. Milch Cow commones two and a quarter. 

5. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
a Wilsones point, butting south upon mistick river, north upon 
the upland, bounded on the west by Nicolins Trerrice, and on the 
east by Rob. Cutler. 

6. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes N 20. 

7. Haulf an acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick marshes, butting south upon the north river, 
bounded on the west by Tho Brigden, and on the northeast by the 
woodland. 

8. ffive acres of woodland; more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting west upon the Drift way, east upon the land way, 
bounded on the south b} T Ed Convers, and on the north by Josseph 
Hiles. 

9. ffive Acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon W alter Palmer, southwest upon 
John Crow and Math Averie, bounded on the northwest by Will 
Batchelor, and on the southeast by Tho Lynde. 

10. ffortie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Ben Hubbard and Rob 
Shorthus, southeast upon Samuell Haule, Joss. Cetcherall, Will 
Smith and Joh Berridge, bounded on the southwest by Will 
Batchelor, and on the northeast by Tho Lynde. 



CHAELESTOWX LAND RECORDS. 49 

The possesion of Will Siidson within Charltowne Limites. 

Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, seituate 
in the east feilde, butting southeast upon the Harbour, northwest 
upon a high way, bounded- on the southwest by John Berridge. and 
on the northeast by a high way, with a Dwelling house upon it. 

2. ffoure acres and a haulf of land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the east feilde, butting southeast upon the high 
way, northwest upon will Brackenbury, bounded on the northeast 
by Georg Hebborne, and on the southwest by m Harvard and 
Rob Hayle. 

3. ffoure milch cow comones. [one of those comons sould to 
Augustin Lyndon. Greene.] 

4. Three Acres of meadow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east upO;> 
the woodland, bounded on the south by Tho Squire, and on the 
north by m rs Harvard. 

5. ffifteene acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in 
inisticke feilde, butting northeast upon Ezhiell Richardson, south- 
west upon the comon, bounded on the northwest by James Greene, 
and on the southeast by Ed Larkin. 

6. Thirtie and five acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Seth Sweetsir, 
southeast upon m r Simes, bounded on the southwest by Ed Larkin, 
and on the northeast by James Greene. 

[57.] The possesion of RIG Palgrave within Charltowne 
Limites. 

fflve Acres of earable land and meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate upon the comon, butting south upon the streete 
way, north west upon Ed Joanes, bouude on the east and west by 
the comou, with a Dwelling house, &c. 

2. One acre and haulf of meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, lying in the south meade, butting south upon Gibbiues river, 
north upon the comon, bounded on the east by John Sibley, and 
on the west by Sam Haule. 

3. ffoure milch cow comon. 

4. ffive Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, intirely 
enclosed, scituate in the south meade, bounded on the east by 
m 1 '. Simmes and Edward Jones, and on the other sides by the 
comon. 

5. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the Line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the comon, bounded on the northwest by ffaintnot 
Wines, and on the southeast by Jfi Tomsou. 

6. ffive Acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick feilde, butting west upon the Drift wa} 7 , east upon 
the land wa} r , bounded on the north by and on the 
south by 

7. ffoure Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east upon 
the woodland, bounded on the south by Phillip Drinker, and on the 
north by Steeven fforsdick. 



50 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

8. Twentie Acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in 
mistick feilde, butting northeast upon Phillip Drinker, Georg ffelt, 
Rice morrice, and Josua Tedd, southwest upon EzG Richardson, 
bounded on the northwest by John moussell, and on the southeast 
by Tho Peirce. 

9. ffiftie and six acres of laud by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, Devided by horn pond in three p ts , One 
butting northwest upon John Brinsmeade, Ed Carington, and 
Georg Knowher, southeast upon Tho Caule and Rob Haukiues, 
bounded on the southwest by the pond, and on the northeast by 
Ed Burton ; the second butting northwest upon Georg ffelt, south- 
east upon will Nash, bounded on the southwest bj v Tho Peirce, 
and on the northeast by the pond : the Third an iland on the south- 
west side of the pond. 

10. Twentie and ffoure Acres of land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in west Rockfeilde, butting west upon the river, east 
upon the comon, bounded on the south by John Tedd, and on the 
north by George whitehand. 



[58 ] 1638. The possesion of John Greene within Charltowne 
limites. 

Three quarters of an acre of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate at the west end of the cornon, bounded on all sides by the 
common, with A dwelling house upon it and other aptinances. 

2. Two Acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in the south meade, butting southwest upon the creeke, northeast 
upon the comon, bounded on the west by Samuell Haule. 

3. Eight Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting west upon Tho Goble, east upon 
the church land, bounded on the south by Rob Hayle, and on the 
north by Ed Mellowes. 

4. fflve commones for milch cowes. 

5. ffive Acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in the mistick feilde, butting west upon the meaddowes, east 
upon Tho Peirce, bounded on the south by Will Dade, and on the 
north by the high way. 

6. ffoure acres of meaddow by estimation more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, bounded on the east by Sarah Ewer, on the 
west by bull lotte, 1 butting south upon a creeke, and north upon 
the woodland. 

7. [more ten Acres bought of John S ybley, as apears at the 
sales of lands. 2 Greene.] ffifteene Acres of woodland, more or 
lesse, scituate in mistick feilde, butting northeast upon m rs Ann 
Harvard, southwest upon the coinon, bounded on the northwest by 
Ralph Moussell, and on the southeast by rn r Nowell. 

8. Sixtie Acres of land by estimation, more or less, scituate in 
waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Will Powell, James Tomson, 
and Samuell Haule ; southeast upon M r Nowell, bounded on the 
southwest by the comon, and on the northeast by Ralph Moussell. 

1 " Bull lotte " written over " George Bunker " erased, in Greene's hand. ED. 
2 See John Sibley's sixth lot on ncvt page. ED. 



CHAHLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 51 

The possesion of Thomas Goble within Chnrltowne limites. 

Haulfe an Acre of grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate at the west end of the comon, bounded on all sides by the 
common, with a dwelling house upon it and other aptinances. 

2. ffoure Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northwest upon the streete way, bounded on the east by Ed Mel- 
lowes, Tho Brigden, and John Greene, and on the west by John 
Sibley. 

3. Commones for milch cowes two and three quarters, [this 
three quarters is sould to William Baker. Greene.'] 

4. ffifteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis tick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Will ffrothingam, southwest upon 
M r Nowell, bounded on the northwest by Ric Sprague, and on the 
southeast by James Browne. 

5. ffiftie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, butting northwest upon JohnMoussell, southeast upon 
Eze. Richardson, bounded on the southwest by James Browne, 
and on the northeast by a pcell of comon grounde. 

[59.] The possession of John Sibley within Gharltowne 
limites. 

Two Acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
on the south side of strawbery Hill, butting southwest upon the 
streete way, bounded on the north west by John wolrich, and on 
the other sides by the common ; with a dwelling house upon it, &c. 

2. ffoure acres of earable land, by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
north upon the streeteway, bounded on the west by Rich. Ketle, 
and on the east by Tho Goble. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, tying in 
the south meade, butting south upon Gibbines river, north upon 
Rice Morrice, bounded on the east by the cove, on the west b}' 
Rich. Palgrave. 

4. Milch cow common es two and one quarters. 1 

5. One Acre of meaddow and pasture by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the south meade, on the north of Joh Hodges. 

6. Tenn acres of woodland more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Rob. Long, southwest upon John 
wolrich and widdow Wilkinson, bounded on the northwest by m ra 
Coytemore, and on the southeast by Ed. Johnson. 2 [This sould 
to John Greene. Greene.'] 

7. Twentie and eight acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, butting northwest upon James Hayden and Will John- 
son, southeast upon John Wolrich and John Lewis, bounded on 
the southwest by Ed Johnson, and on the northeast by M rs Coyte- 
more. 

The possesion of Thomas Knowlior within Charltown limites. 
One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate at sconce point, 

1 " One " written by Greene over " three " erased. ED. 
a The whole of section six is erased. ED. 



52 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

butting north upon wapping streete, bounded on the east by Tho 
Moulton, and on the west by 

2. ffoure acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in the east 
feilde, butting 

3. One acre and hanfe of mead do w by estimation, more or 
lesse, lying in mistick marshes, betwixt will Lennett on the one 
side, and James Tompson on the other side. 

4. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Boston line, southwest upon Nicolas 
Trerrice, bounded on the northwest by James Hay den, and on the 
southeast by ffrancis Norton. 

5. Twentie and ffive acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon the common, south- 
east upon M rs Coytemore and Josua Tedd, bounded on the south- 
west by James Hayden, and on the northeast by ffrancis Norton. 



[6O.] 1638. The possesion of Tho. Graves ivithin Charl- 
lowne Limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scitnate on the south 
of the mill hill, butting south upon charles river, north upon 
crooked lane, bounded on the east and west by the high wayes. 

2. Commoues for two milch cowes, one whereof was bought of 
M r Nowell. 

3. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mi&tick 
feilde, butting northeast upon George Bunker, southwest upon 
Will Brakenbury and James Pemberton, bounded on the northwest 
by Abr. Palmer, and on the southeast by George Hebbourne. 

4. Thirtie and two acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, butting northwest upon George Bunker, southeast 
upon a pcell of common, bounded on the southwest by George 
Hebborne, and on the northeast by Abr. Palmer. 

5. Three acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, bought of M r Nowell. 

6. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in the south meade, bought of M r Nowell and entered before in 
his name. 

7. ffortie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, bought of the assignes of John Stretton and entered 
before in his name. 

8. Eightie acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, 
bought of Abr. Palmer and entered before in his name. 

9. One Hundred and twentie acres of land, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in waterfielde, bought of M r8 Harvard and entered before in 
her name. 

10. Eighty ackers of land Ij'ing in watterfeilde, which was 
given in way of exchange for a lott att shaw sheine : this eighty 
ackers is bounded on the west by the river that runs beetwin my 
hundrid and twenty ackres and this eight\-, and steven fosdtck lying 
on the east and the comon belonging to Charlstown on the north. 1 

1 Lot ten is entered by Samuel Adams, Kecordcr. ED. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 53 

The possesio n of Eliz. Oetcherall within Charltoivne Limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate in the east 
feilde, butting southwest upon the back streete, northeast upon 
George Hebborne, bounded on the southeast by the high way, and 
on the northwest by Will Dade. 

2. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the est feilde, butting southwest upon 

3. Haulfe a milch cow common. 

4. ffive Acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Sam Haule, southwest upon the 
comon, bounded on the northwest by Samuell Haule, and on the 
southeast by Will Smith. 

5. ffifteene acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon George Hutchinson, south- 
east upon Ralph Moussell and Rich Miller, bounded on the north- 
east by Will Smith, and on the southwest by Samuell Haule. 

[61.] The possesion of Edward Carrincjton witliin Charltowne 
limit es. 

One Dwelling house, with a garden plott Joining to the west side 
of the pounde, butting northeast upon the streete way, Will Buck- 
nam. 

2. Comrnones for two milch cowes. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the high feilde marsh, butting east upon the great cove, west 
upon a high way, bounded on the south by Tho Coytemore, and 
on the north by Will Phillips. 

4. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon the Bridgway, 
northeast upon mistick river, bounded on the northwest by Rob. 
Long, and on the southeast by Tho Goble. 

5. Two acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting west upon the Drift way, east upon the land way, 
bounded on the north by the high way, and on the south by Ed 
Johnson. 

6. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
mistick marshes, butting west upon the woodland, east upon Rob. 
Long, bounded by the creeke and the woodland. 

7. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon John Tedd, southwest upon John 
Mous.sell, bounded on the northwest by George Knowhor, and on 
the southeast by John Brinsmeade. 

8. Eighteene Acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon ffrancis norton, south- 
east upon Ric. Palgrave, bounded on the southwest by John 
Brinsmeade, and on the northeast by George Knowhor. 

The possesion of Tho Ruck ivitliin Charltoivne Limites. 

ffive acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in the 
east feilde, butting southwest upon the streete way, northeast 
upon Nicolas Stower and George Hutchinson, bounded on south 



54 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

east by Sam Richardson and the hig way, and on the northwest by 
Will ffrothingam and Abr. Palmer. 

2. One acre of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the east feilde, bounded on the southeast by Ed. Convers, on the 
northwest by James Peinberton, on the southwest by John Goulde. 

.3. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate at Wilson Pointe, butting east upon the north river, west 
upon the ferine, bounded on the one side by Josseph Hiles. 

4. Twentie acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, bounded on the north by the common, on the west by Jos- 
seph Hiles, and on the south east by a swamp and meade. 



[62.] The possesion of Nicolas Trerrice within Charltowne 
limit es. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plot, scituate on the south, 
east of the mill hill, butting southwest upon Charles, northeast 
upon crooked, bounded on the northwest by George Hutchinson- 
and on the southeast by George ffelt. 

2. Commones for two milch cowes. 

3. Eight acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the bridgway, bounded on the northwest by nrancis 
Norton, and on the south east by John Tedd. 

4. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate at Wilsones point. 

5. ffifteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting northeast upon Tho Knowhor and ffrancis Nor- 
ton, southwest upon Ric. Sprague, bounded on the northwest by 
Rob Shorthus, and on the southeast by Will ffrothingale. 

6. ffortie and five acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon John Wolrich, 
widdow wilkinson and James Hubbard, southeast upon George 
Hutchinson and a pcell of comou, bounded on the southwest by 
Rob Shorthus, and on the north east by Will ffrothingam. 

The landes and Tenements of M rs Kathorin Coytemore within 
Charltowne limites. 

Six acres and baulf of earable land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge 
line, northeast upon the Comon, bounded on the southeast by 
Sarah Ewer, and on the north by winotamies river. 

2. Commones for three milch cowes. 

3. Twentie acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting northeast upon Rob. Long and Rob. Cutler, 
southwest upon Tho. Perce and James Hubbard, bounded on the 
northwest by Joshua Tedd, and on the southeast by John Sibley. 

4. ffiftie Acres and two of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate_ in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon James Haydcn 
and Tho Knowhor, southeast upon John wolrich, widdow Wilkin- 
son and James Hubbard, bounded on the southwest by John Sib- 
ley, and on the northeast by Joshua Tedd. 

5. Seaven acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 



CHABLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 55 

in the high feilde, with a dwelling house upon it and other apti- 
nances, bought of Abr. Palmer, and entered before in his name. 

6. five acres of meaddow by estimation, more orlesse, lying in 
mistick marshes, bought of Abr. Palmer, and entered before in his 
name. 

7. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate at wilsones pointe. 



[03.] The possesion of ffrancis Norton within Charltowne 
limit es. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate in the midde 
row, butting west upon the market place, east upon wapping Dock, 
bounded on the south by Will. Brakenbury, and on the north by 
Dock Lane. 

2. Commones for two milch cowes. 

3. ffoure acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, north- 
east upon the bridgway, bounded on the southeast by Nicolas 
Trerrice, and on the northwest by M r Tho Allin. 

4. Six acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting southwest upon will ffrothingam and 
Nicolas Trerris, bounded on the northwest by Tho Knowhor, and 
on the east by Boston line (a triangle). 

5. Ninteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting northeast upon Micheall Bastow, southwest upon 
Ed Johnson, will Johnson and James Heyden, bounded on the 
northwest by Rob. Long, and on the east by Boston line. 

6. Eightie and one acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, bounded on the southeast by Josua Tedd, 
Rice Morrice, Ed. Sturges, George ffelt, Phillip Drinker, John 
Brinsmeade and Ed Carrington, on the northwest by the comon, 
on the southwest by Tho Knowhor, and on the northeast by Rob. 
Long. 

The possesion of Beniamin Hubbard within Charltowne limites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the south- 
west of the mill hill, butting southwest upon Charls river, north- 
east upon crooked lane, bounded on the northwest by George ffelt, 
and on the southeast by Rob. Hayle. 

2. ffiftie and one acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Will. Dade. John 
Lewis and John wolrich, southeast upon will. Batchelor and 
George Hutchinson, bounded on the southwest by Ann Higginson, 
and on the northeast by Rob Sborthus. 

The possesion of Thorn Wilder in Charltoivne limites. 

ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick feilde, 
butting south upon the highway towards the south river, north 
upon the woodland, bounded on the east by Ed. Jones, and on the 
west by Henry Larre.ice, 

This he bought of Beniamin Hubbard. 



56 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

[64.] 1638. The possesion of Edw Mellowes within Charl- 
towne limites. 

Three acres of laud by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in the 
east feiicle, butting southwest upon the streeteway, northeast upon 
will Lernett, bounded on the northwest by Rich Sprague and the 
high way, and on the south east by Tho Lynde and the Widdow 
Nash, with a dwelling house and other aptinauces. 

2. Two acres of earable laud by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting north upon mistick river, south 
upon the widdow Nash, bounded on the west by Will Learnett, and 
on the east by Eze. Richardson and Ric. Sprague. 

3. Teuu acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the line feilde, butting east upon Rich. Sprague, west upon Tho 
Croble, bounded on the south by Tho Brigden, and on the north by 
the streete way. 

4. Two acres of laud by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the line feilde, butting east upon the Church laud, west upon Tho. 
Goble, bounded on the south by John Greene, and on the north 
by Thorn Brigden. 

5. Milch cow commones ffive and Three quarters. 

6. Seaven acres of rneaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
lying in mistick marshes, bounded on the west by George Bunker, 
on the east by Ed Pane or Ed Gibbines, and on the north and 
south by the woodland. [3 of those hay lotts are sould to Peeter 
Tuft. Greene.] 

7. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick feilde, butting west upon the Drift way, east upon 
the landway, bounded on the north by James Browne, and on the 
south by Tho Lynde. 

8. Thirtie and five acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in 
unsticke feilde, butting southwest upon Nicolas Stowers, John 
Tedd, and Ed Convers, bounded on the southeast by Will Lernett, 
and on the north by the common. 

9. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in misticke 
feilde, butting 

10. Ninetie and five acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in west Rockfeilde, butting northwest upon the river, 
southeast upon the common, bounded on the northeast by Sain 
Carter, and on the southwest by Mathew Smith. 

The possesion of John Martin within -CJiarltowne limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plot, scituate in the 'east 
feilde, butting southeast upon wapping streete, northwest upon 
Micheall Bastow, bounded on the southwest by will Quick, and on 
the northeast by Math Averie. 

2. Six acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, bounded on the southwest by James 
Garrett, on the northwest by Henry Larronce, and on the south- 
east aud northeast by the high way. 

3. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Rob Rand, southwest upon the com- 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECOKDS. 57 

mon, bounded on the northwest by Ed Convers, and. on the south- 
east by James Greene. 

4. Twentie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon John Crow, southeast upon 
M r Simrnes, bounded on the southwest by James Greene, and on 
the northeast by Ed Couvers. 

[65.] The possesion of Abraham Hill within Charltowne 
Limit es. 

One Garde plott, scituate on the southwest side of the mill hill, 
butting west upon crookede lane, east upon rnidle streete, bounded 
on the south by John Peaticost, and on the north by Josua Tedd. 

2. One pcell of grounde at the south end of Rob Rands house, 
betwixt the said Abr. Hill and Josua Tedd. 

3. Two acres and a haulf of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the common, bounded on the southeast by Tho 
Richardson, and on the northwest by Joh. Peuticost. 

4. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde butting northeast upon John Knowhor, southwest upon 
Peter Garland, bounded on the northwest by George Hebborne, 
and on the southeast by John Moussell. 

5. Seaventeene acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in water feilde, butting northwest upon George Bunker, 
southeast upon the common, bounded on the southwest by John 
moussell, and on the northeast by George Hebborne. 

The possesion of John Lewis within Charltowne Lhnites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the south- 
west of the mill hill, butting southwest upon crooked lane, north, 
east upon Josseph hills, bounded on the southeast by Ed Johnson - 
and on the northwest by Isaac Cole. 

2. One milch cow common. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, betwixt James Greene and James mathcwes 
eastward of the east spring. 

4. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridg line, 
northeast upon the comon, bounded on the southeast by Phillip 
Drinker, and on the northwest by Tho Squire. 

5. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick feilde, butting south upon the highway towards the 
south river, north upon the comon, bounded on the one side by 
Tho Squire. 

6. Twentie and three acres of land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Ed Johnson 
and John Siblcy, southeast upon Ben. Hubbard, bounded on the 
southwest by Will Dade, and on the northeast by Jo wolrich. 

[66.] 1G38. The possesion of Josua Tedd ivitJiin Charltowne 
limit es. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the west 



58 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

of the mill hill % butting east upon midle streete, west upon crooked 
lane, bounded on the south by Abr Hill, and on the north by 
Lewis Hewlett. 

2. One pcell of grounde betwixt the said Josua Tedd and Abr. 
Hill, lying in A triangle at the south end of Rob Eauds house or 
homestead. 

3. One milch cow common. 

4. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting south upon Ed Convers, north 
upon the high way towards mistick river, bounded by Will Braken- 
bury and George Bunker. 

5. ftive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick feilde, butting northeast upon Rob Cutler, south 
west upon Rich. Palgrave, bounded on the northwest by Rice 
Morris, and on the southeast by M rs Kathorin Coytemore. 

6. ffifteene acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, batting northwest upon ffrancis Norton and Tho 
Kuowhor, southeast upon Tho Peirce, bounded on the southwest 
by M rs . Coytemore, and on the northeast by Rice Morrice. 

The possesion of George ffelt within Charltowne Limiles. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the south- 
west of the mill hill, butting southwest upon Charls river, north- 
east upon crooked lane, bounded on the norwest by Nicolas 
Trerrice, and on the southeast by Ben. Hubbard. 

2. One milch cow common. 

3. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in misticke feilde, butting south upon the high way towards 
the south river, north upon the woodland, bounded on the west 
by Pru Wilkinson, and on the east by Rob Hayle. 

4. Haulf an acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
lying in misticke marshes, butting west towards the north river, 
bounded on the north by Will Dade, and on the south by George 
Bunker. 

5. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick feilde, butting northeast upon Nicolas Stowers, 
southwest upon Ric. Palgrave, bounded on the northwest by 
Phillip Drinker, and on the southeast by Rice Morrice. 

6. ffifteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Abr. Palmer and James mathewes, 
southwest upon Ed Convers, bounded on the northwest by Tho 
Lyncle, and on the southeast by James Pemberton. 

7. Thirtie and eight acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, butting northwest upon ffrancis Norton, southeast 
upon Rich Palgrave and Tho Peirce, bounded on the southwest by 
Edward Sturges, and on the northeast by home pond. 

[67.] The possesion of John Tedd within Charltowne limites. 

Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the high feilde, bounded on the south b}~ George whitehand, on 
the north by Ralph Moussell, on the west by James Tompson, and 
on the east by the high way, with a dwelling house upon it. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 59 

2. Milch cow comones one and three quarters ; the f was 
bought of Henry Billiard. 

3. One acre of nieaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
at Wilsones Point. 

4. Six acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, northeast 
upon the bridgway, bounded on the northwest by Nicolas Trerrice, 
and on the southeast by Ralph Sprague. 

5. ffive acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting north east upon Will Powell, south west upon the 
comon, bounded on the northwest by John Berridge, and on the 
southeast by Ed Gibbines or Ed Pane, it was bought of Hen. 
Bullock. 

6. Twentie and ffive acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon the comon, south- 
east upon Tho Carter and John Goulde, bounded on the southwest 
b}" John Berrigge, and on the northeast by Ed Pane. 

7. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Ed. Mellowes. southwest upon George 
Knowhor and Ed Carrington, bounded on the Northwest by James 
Couvers, and on the southeast by Nicolas Stow. 

8. Twentie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in west rock feilde, butting west upon the river, east upon the 
common, bounded on the north by Will Baker, and on the south 
by Nicolas Stowers. t 

The Possesion of Rice Cole within Charltoivne limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate in the midle 
row, butting southwest upon the streete way, northeast upon the 
backstreete, bounded on the northwest by Will Johnson, and on 
the southeast by the mill way. 

2. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the east feilde, butting southwest upon Long way, 
northeast upon the swampe, bounded on the southeast by Will. 
Brakenbury, and on the north west by Dan Shepherdson and Sam 
Carter. 

3. Two acres of swamp by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the east feilde, bounded on the east by Sam Carter, on the west 
by Ed. Convers, on the south by Capt Rob Sedgwick, and on the 
north by Rob. Cutler and Walter Palmer. 

4. Milch Cow comous Three and a quarter. 

5. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the coinon, bounded on the southeast by John 
Penticost, and on the northwest by Will ffrothingam. 

6. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde. 

7. ffoure acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying 
in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east upon 
the woodland, bounded on the south by Will. Brakenbury, and on 
the north by Sam Carter. 

8. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 



GO CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

feilde, butting northeast upon John wolrich, Pru. Wilkinson, and 
James Hubbard, southwest upon Tho. Carter, bounded on the 
northwest b} T John Hodges, and on the southeast by M rs Harvard. 
9. ffifetye acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, bounded on the northwest by M rs Harvard, on the east 
by the River, and on the southwest by John Hodges. 

[68.] 1638. The posession of Richard Ketle in charltowne 
Uni ties. 

One house, with a garden plott containing haulfe an acre of 
grounde by estimation, more or lesse, scituate on the south part of 
the comon, bounded on the east by John Haule. 

2. Three acres of earable hind by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line fe,ilde, butting north upon the streete way, 
bounded on the south west by Cambridge line, and on the east by 
John Sibley. 

3. Milch cow comon one and a haulf. 

4. ffive acres of wood land by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in mistick feilde, butting south upon the high way towards 
the south river, north upon the cciiion, bounded on the west by a 
high way, and on the east b}^ goo. Robines. 

5.' ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Ed. Johnson, southwest upon 
M r John Harvard, bounded on the northwest by Will. Dade, and 
on the southeast by John Haule. 

0. Twentie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde. butting northwest upon Ed. Johnson, southeast 
upo M rs Higginson, bounded on the southwest by John Haule, 
and on the northeast by John Palmer. 



TJie possesion of Marie ' JVas/i, Widdow, late wife of Will. Hash, 
deceased. 

One Dwelling house, with a garden plott, scituate in the south 
feilde, butting southeast upon mault lane, bounded on the south- 
west by Tho. Lynde, on the northeast by John penticost, and on 
the northwest by Nicolas S towers. 

2. One acre of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in the south feilde, butting southwest upon Charles river, 
northeast upon Nicolas stowers, bounded on the northwest by 
Will. Johnson, and on the southeast by Tho Lynde. 

3. Two acres of laud by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the east feilde, bounded on the northwest by Ed. Mellowes, on the 
southwest by Tho Lynde, on the southeast by Abr Palmer, and on 
the northeast by Will Lernett. 

4. Two milch Cow commones. 

5. One acre of rneaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east upon 
the woodland, bounded on the south by Tho. Peirce, and on the 
north by Josseph Hills. 

6. ffive acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 

1 "Marie" written over " Sarah," erased. ED. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 61 

in unstick feilde, bounded on the south by Nicolas Slower and on 
the west by Ralph Moussell. 

7. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting southwest upon James Browne and Rob. Hawkines. 
bounded on the northwest by "Will ffrothingale, and on the east by 
Boston line. [This 5 akers is sold to William ffrothingam he sold 
it to nicolas Parker, Boston. Adams."] 

8. Thirtie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Ric. Palgrave, southeast 
upon Will. Brnkenbury and coiiion, bounded on the southwest by 
Will, ffrothingham, and on the northeast by Josseph Coleman and 
home Pond. 



[69.] The possession of Thomas Brigden idtliin Charltowne 
Limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the south of 
the mill hill, butting south upon Charles river, north upon ffaintnot 
wines, bounded on the west by a lane, and on the east by Abr. 
Pratt. 

2. One garden plott, scituate on the south of the mill hill, 
bounded on the south by Abr. Pratt, on the north by crooked lane, 
on the east by ffrancis Willougliby, and on the west by Ed. Johnson. 

3. Haulfe an acre of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the south feilde, butting southwest] upon Charles river, 
north east upon the cove, bounded on the north west by Rob. 
H&ukines, and on the southeast by Abr. Pratt. 

4. Three acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in the south meade, butting south upon Cambridge fence, 
north upon Gibbines river, bounded on the east by Ric. Sprague, 
and on the west by Ezecheill Richardson. 

5. Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse. 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the comon, bounded on the northwest by James 
Greene, and on the southeast by Tho. Squire. 

6. Two acres of earable land b} T estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting east upon the church land, west 
upon Tho Goble, bounded on both sides by Ed. Mellowes. 

7. Milch cow commones Two and a haulf. 

8. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, l}'ing 
in mistick marshes, butting east upon the south river, west upon 
the woodlande, bounded on the south by Richard Sprague, and on 
the north by Ezecheill Richardson. 

9. ffifteene acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick feilde, butting northeast upon the comon, south- 
west upon George Bunker, bounded on the northwest by Mathew 
Smith, and on the southeast by Rob. Hayle. 

10. Twentie and ffive acres of land by estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate in west Rockfeilde, butting west upon the river, east 
upon the common, bounded on the south by Rob. Hayle, and on 
the north by Math. Smith. 

[11.] halfe an acre of medow in mistick meade. 



62 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

The possession of Rob. Shorthus icithin Charltoivne Umites. 

Haulfe an acre of grounde by estimation , more or lesse, scituate 
at the west end of the comon, bounded on the south by Will. 
Baker, with a dwelling house upon it. 

2. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, bounded on the south by the streete way, 
on the west by John Haule, and on the north and east by the 
comon. 

3. One milch cow common. 

4. Twentie and ffive acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon John Wolrich, 
southeast upon George Hutchinson, bounded on the southwest by 
Beniamin Hubbard, and on the northeast by Nicolas Trerrice. 



[7O.] 1638. 27ie Possesion of Steeven fforsdick within Charl- 
towne Umites. 

One dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate at sconce 
pointe, butting southeast upon the harbour, bounded on the north- 
east by Henry Larrence, on the west by James Garrett, and on 
the north by Tho. Moulton. 

2. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the high feilde marsh. 

3. Cornmones for two milch cowes. 

4. Seaven acres of earable land and meaddow by estimation, 
more or lesse, scituate in the line feilde, butting northeast upon 
mistick river, southeast upon the bridgeway, bounded on the west 
by a high way, and on the east by Rob. Long, a highway also at the 
end betwixt the upland and the meaddow. 

5. Haulfe an acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
lying in mistick marshes, butting west upon the north river, east 
upon the woodland, bounded on the south by M r Palgrave and on 
the north by Tho. Lynde. 

6. Twentie acres of woodland by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick feilde, butting south upon M r Nowells ferme, 
north upon the comon, bounded on the east by ffaiutnot Wines, on 
the west by micheal Bastow and the comon. 

7. ffortie acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
west rockfeilde. 

The possesion of Will. Quick within Charltowne Umites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate in the east 
feilde, butting south upon wapping streete, north upon Micheall 
Bastow, bounded by Isaac Cole on the one side and Abr. Hill on 
the other. 

2. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, bounded on the west by Ed. Joanes, on the east by Tho. 
Coytemore, on the south and north by the meaddow. 

Tenn acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 

TJie possesion of Richard Miller within Charltowne Umites. 
1. Eight acres of earable land and meaddow by estimation, 
more or lesse, scituate in Gibbines feilde, butting south upon the 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 63 

river, north upon the comon, bounded on the west by M r Pane, 
and on the east by Math. Averie, with a dwelling house upon it, 
&c. 

2. One milch cow common. 

3. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon M r Harvard, southwest upon the 
comon, bounded on the southeast by Ralph Moussell, and on the 
northwest by Sain Carter. [This exchang d with Ralfe Mousull 
and sould to Peeter Tufts. Greene.] 

4. ffifteene acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Josseph Cetcherall and 
Will. Smith, southeast upon M r Nowell, bounded on the southwest 
by Ralph Moussell, and on the northeast by Sam. Carter. 



[71.] TJie possesion of ffaintnot wines within ' Charltowne 
limiles. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the south 
of the mill hill, bounded on the south by Tho. Brigden, on the 
north and east by the high way, and on the east by John Cullick. 

2. One milch cow common. 

3. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cambridge line, 
northeast upon the comon bounded on the northwest by Nicolas 
Davis. 

4. Haulfe an acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistick marshes, eastward of the south spring, betwixt 
John Haule and James Greene. 

5. ffive Acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting south upon M r Nowell his farme, north upon the 
comon, bounded on the west by Steeven fforsdick, and on the east 
by Josseph Hiles. 

6. Tenn Acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in west Rock feilde. 

The possesion of William Batchelor within Charltowne limites. 

ffoure acres of earable land and meaddow by estimation, more 
or lesse, scituate in the high feilde, butting south upon the high 
way, bounded on the east by Rich Sprague, and on the northwest 
by M r Winthrop, with a dwelling house upon it. [A peece of salt 
and fresh meadow of this sould to Robert Leach. Greene.] 

2. Three milch cow commones. 

3. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon the Bridgway, 
northeast upon the highway towards mistick river, bounded on the 
northwest by Rob. Long, and on the south east by Sain. Haule. 

4. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
mistick marshes, betwixt Sam. Haule on the one side and James 
Pemberton on the other side. 

5. ffifteene acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting northeast upon waiter Palmer, southwest upon 



64 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Seth Sweetsir and Daniell Sheapearson, bounded on the northwest 
by Isaac Cole, and on the southeast by George Hutchinson. 

6. ffortie acres of land by estimation, mor or lesse, scituate 
ip water feilde, butting northwest upon Beniamin Hubbard, south- 
east upon Sam Haule, bounded on the southwest by Isaac Cole, 
and on the northeast by Georg Hutchinson. 



1638. The possesion of John March within CJiarltowne 
Li mites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott bought of Rob Hau- 
kines, scituate one the north side of the Mill Hill, butting north- 
east upon the streeteway, southwest upon John Goulde ; bounded 
on the northwest by will Powell, and on the southeast by Harman 
Garrett. 

2. 'Haulf a milch Cow common [more half a cows comon, 
bought of Tho wilder, who bought it of John Brinsmead, who had 
it given : more one cowes comon, bought of James Tomson, to whom 
it was given. In all twoo cows comons belonge to John March. 
Greene.] 

3. Two acres of earable Laud by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the Line feilde, bought of Sammuell Richardson, but- 
ting southwest upon Cambridg Line, north east upon the comon, 
bounded on the northwest by James Tompson. 

4. Two acres and a haulf of earable land by estimation, more 
or lesse, bought of Abr. Hill, scituate in the line feilde, butting 
southwest upon Cambridge line, northeast upon the comon, 
bounded on the southeast by will ffrothingall. 

5. [twoo akers of Arrable Land, more or less, bought of John 
Gould, tying in the east feild, bounded by william Brakenbury on 
the north, now John marches, by Robert Hale on the east, by the 
highway on the south, by Solomon Phips on the west. 

6. Ten Akers of Arrable Land, more or less, bought of Abra- 
ham Palmer, lying in mistik feild, bounded south by Richard Har- 
rington, and on the north by Abraham Palmer. 

7. Granted by the towne in the year 1642, and ranued and 
confirmed by the select townsmen in the year 1649. A cows 
marsh lott Being one Aker, more or less, lying in mistik marshes 
over against charltown neck : Bounded north norwest b}~ Ralph 
sprague and a great creek, and northeast by m rs Katerin Coytmore, 
and south and southwest by Richard Lowden. Greene. ] 

The possesion of Robert Leach within Charltowne Limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate in the midle 
row, butting southwest upon the streete way, northeast upon the 
back streete, bounded on the southeast by Tho. Caule, and on the 
northwest by Geo : Bunkers house. [This sould to Samuell 
Ha ward. Greene.] 

2. Two acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in 
the east feilde, bounded on the southwest by m r Zaccariah Simmes, 
on the northwest by Ed. Convers, on the northeast by Rice Cole, 
and on the southeast by John Allin. 

3. Common for one milch cow. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECOKDS. 65 

The possesion of Gauddy James within Charltoivne Limites. 

Two acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate in the 
east feilde, bought of William Dade, butting southwest upon the 
back streete, northeast upon the long way, bounded on the south- 
east by Edmond Hubbard, and on the northwest by Edward Con- 
vers, with a Dwelling house upon it. 

2. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the meacle at Wilson point, butting southeast upon mistick river, 
northwest upon the wood land, bounded on the one side by George 
Hutchinson. 

3. ffive acres of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, bought of George ffelt, butting south upon the high way 
towards the south river, north upon the wood land, bounded on the 
west by Prudence Wilkinson, and on the east by Rob. Hayle. 

[73.] The possesion of John Goulde within Chartowne Lim- 
ites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate on the north 
side of the mill hill, butting west upon the high streete, south 
upon the mill-hill, bounded on the northeast by Rob. Cutler, Har- 
man Garrett and John March. 

2. Common for one milch cow. 

3. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon the bridgway, 
northeast upon mistick river, bounded on the northwest by Ed. 
Carrington, and on the southeast by Rob. Sedgwick or Josseph 
Hills. 

4. Tenn acres of wood land by estimation, more or lesse, scitu- 
ate in mistick feilde, butting northeast upon m r John Harvard, 
southwest upon the common, bounded on the southeast by Sam. 
Carter, and on the northwest by Tho Carter. [Sould to William 
Phillips and by him sould to Isaak Wheeler. Greene.'] 

5. One acre and haulf of meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, lying in mistick marshes, butting south upon the south 
creeke, north upon the woodland or highway, bounded on the east 
by John Haule, and on the west by John Lewis. 

6. Twentie and five acres of laud by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon John Berridge 
and Henry Bullock, southeast upon m r Nowell, bounded on the 
southwest by Samuell Carter, and on the northeast by Tho Carter. 

The possesion of Thomas Caule within Charltowne Limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate in the litle 
south feilde, butting southwest upon Charles river, northeast upon 
Nicolas S towers, bounded on the northwest by Captain Sedgwick, 
and on the southeast by William Johnson. 

2. One garden' plott, scituate in the midle row, butting south- 
west upon the streete way, northeast upon the back "streete, 
bounded on the southeast by George Bunker, and on the northwest 
b}' Rob Leach. 

3. ffoure acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the line feilde, butting northeast upon the Bridgway, 



66 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

bounded on the west by Edward Johnson, and on the southeast by 
Nicolas Stowers, A triangle. 

4. Common for one milch Cow. 

5. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scitnate in mistick 
feilde, butting southwest upon m r Simmes, bounded on the north- 
west by Rob Haukines, and on the southeast by Josseph Coleman 
and Boston Line. 

6. ffifteene acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Richard Palgrave, south- 
east upon James Pembroke and Fetter Garland, bonded on the 
southwest by Josseph Coleman and home pond, and on the north- 
east by Rob. Haukines. 

[74 and 75.] Blank. 

[76.] 1638. The possesion of Isaac Cole within Charltowne 
Limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, scituate in the east 
feilde, butting south upon Wapping streete, north upon Micheall 
Bastow, bounded on the east by William Quick, and on the west 
by the common. 

2. One milch common. 

3. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the high feilde, butting north upon mistick river, bounded on the 
east by Tho Carter, and on the west by James Hey den. 

4. Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting northeast upon Walter Palmer, southwest upon 
Edward gibbines and Seth Sweetsir, bounded on the northwest by 
Abra. Pratt, and on the southeast by Will Batchelor. [Sould to 
M r Tho Allin. - Greene.] 

5. Twentie and three acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in 
waterfeilde, butting northwest upon m rs Ann Higginson, southeast 
upon James Tompson, bounded on the southwest by Abr. Pratt, 
and on the northeast by Will Batchelor. 

The possesion of William Bucknam within Charltowne Limites. 

One Dwelling house with a garden plott, butting northeast upon 
the streete way, and bounded on the southeast by Edward Carring- 
ton. 

The lands and Possesions of Peeter Tuft within charltowne lymits, 
which he bought of Ralph Mowsall, of Ed ward Mellows, of Richard 
Lowden, and of Thomas Wilder. 1 

Twenty and five Akers of Arrable land by Estimation, more or 

lesse, scituate and lying on Mistik syde, bought (and payd for) of 

Ralph Mowsall, which land is bounded North by the Rayles, and 

and south by John Greene, west by Richard Cooke, 

and East by another parcell of Richard Cooks land, 

more, Three marsh Hay lotts by estimation, more or lesse, with 
about three quarters of an Aker of upland adioyning : scituate and 
lying in Mistik marshes, bought (and payd for) of Edward Mel- 
lows, which land is Bounded on the south by George Hutcheson, 

1 The possessions of Peter Tufts are all written in Greene's hand. ED. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 67 

and North by a great creek, Bounded on the East by John wilkison, 
and Northwest by a highway. 

more, fifteen Akers of Arrable Land by Estimation, more or 
lesse, scituate and lying at the Towne of wooburn : which was James 
Hubbards, and is bought and payd for, which Land is bounded by 
Thomas Peirce, senio r , on the East, and by Jacob Greene on the 
west, on the North by Katherin Coytmore, and on the south by 
Nicholas Trarice. 



[77.] The possesion of Edward Burton within Charltown 
Limites. 

Two acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south feilde, butting east upon crooked lane, west upon Rob 
Rand, bounded on the north by John Stretton, and on the south 
by Tho Lynde. 

2. Three acres and a haulf of earable land by estimation, more 
or lesse, scituate in the line feilde, butting southwest upon Cam- 
bridge line, south upon the streeteway, bounded on the north by a 
common swamp, and on the east by John Haule. 

3. One milch cow common. 

4. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, lying in 
the south meade, bounded on the east by John Greene, and on the 
other sides by Thomas Peirce. 

5. ffive acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in mistick 
feilde, butting west upon the Drift way towards the north river, 
east upon the land way, bounded on the north by George Bunker, 
and on the south by William Brakeubury. 

6. Eleven acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon George Bunker, southeast 
upon James Browne, bounded on the southwest by Richard Pal- 
grave, and on the northeast by Tho. Richardson. 

WILLIAM BRAKENBURY. INCREASE No WELL. 

ABR. PALMER. RALPHE SPRAGUE. 

THOMAS CARTER. NICHOLAS STOWER. 

EZEKIL RlCHERSON. 

WALTER PALMER. 
[These names are autograph signatures. ED.] 



Theposesion of Gady James ^ 

Know all men by thes presents that I, Edward Jonson, of woo- 
burn, in the countey of midellsexe, in New england, have Bar- 
gained and sould, and Doe by thes presents writing give, grant, 
Bargain, and sell unto gaudy James of Charlstown, Three Cowes 
comous and one halfe, lying on the nearest comons to Charlstown, 
neare the Neck of land, to have and to hould the said Comons to 
him and his heiers for ever with warantise from all former guiftes, 

1 This entry is in Recorder Adams's hand. ED. 



68 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

grants, Bargains, sanells, morgages. Jointers, Down's, by him utt 
Any Time dated or Done, and ffrom the Dower of Suzana, his now 
beloved and maried wife, in wittnes hear of he hath hear unto 
sett his hand. Datted the 23 of the first mo. 1658. And the said 
Edward Johnson Doth hearby Acknoledg him selfe satisfied, and 
paid. 

wittnes : 

WILLIAM JOHNSON. EDAVAED JOHNSON. 

DANIELL D. EALIACE. SUZAN JOHNSON. 

This sale was Acknoliged the 26 th i mo, 1658, before 

RICHARD RUSELL, 

Comisoner in Charlstown. 

This is a trew copey of Edward Johnsons Dead of Sale, made 
to Gaudey James, And hear entred this first Day of 1 mo, 
1659, By 

SAMUELL ADAMS, 

Recorder. 



[78.] 1638. The lands and Tenements of M r Echvarti Pane 
within Charltowne Limites. 

Thirtie acres of e arable land and meaddow by estimation, more 
or lesse, scituate at the west end, bounded on the southwest by 
Gibbines river, on the east by Richard Miller, and on the north- 
west by the common, with a Dwelling house and other aptinances. 

2. ffour milch Cow commones. 

3. flSve acres of earable land by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in mistick feilde, bounded on the west by John Hodges, and 
on the east : north : and south by a high way betwixt it and the 
meaddow. 

4. Two acres and a haulf of meaddow by estimation, more or 
lesse, lying in mistick marshes, bounded on the west by Ed : Mel- 
lowes, and on the north and south by the woodland. 

5. ffifteene acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick feilde, butting northeast upon Abr : Pratt and Isaac 
Cole : southwest upon the common, bounded on the southeast by 
Seth Sweetsir, and on the northwest by Henry Bullock or John 
Tedd. 

6. ffortie and ffive acres of land by estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in waterfeilde, butting northwest upon Tho. Lynde or the 
common, southeast upon Tho. Carter, bounded on the northeast 
by Seth Sweetsir, and on the southwest by Henry Bullock. 



The 30 th of the 11 th mo. Anno Dom. 1644. 

A litle Island of meaddowing, lying on the northeast side of the 
Creeke by William Stidsones : bounded on the northwest with the 
lands of m r Nowell : and on the other sides with the marrish grounde, 
that pteining to William Stidson was granted to Abraham Hau- 
kines by a towne act. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND KECORDS. 69 

3 th 3 mo. 1653. 

It was granted unto Edward burtt to have a house plott on the 
northwest of widdow larkins house, and the front of the hous 
plott is to begin even with the south corner of m r Ralph worys 
house, and to be fourtene foott wide from the widow larkins line 
north west, and so to Rune downe to the seaw[ay?] l one a strait 
line, this was aeordingly laid out by Robert Cotter and thomas 
goold, who weare there unto a point by the select men of the 
towne, and so it is freely given unto the fore said Edward burt and 
his aires for ever as his owne proper Right and in trust. 

Witness in the name of the select men of Charlstown : 

SAMDELL ADAMES, 

fiecord. 



[79.] 2 The Possession of TJiomas Carter senior within Charl- 
town limitts. 

One Dwelling house with a barn and a garden of a quarter of an 
Aker, more or lesse, bounded Northeast by the back lane, south 
west by the fore street, and southeast by William Johnson, and 
Nortwest by Phinias Pratt. 

2. One dwelling house with a parcel of ground of a quarter of 
an Aker, more or lesse, which he bought of Richard Robinson, ad- 
ioyning to his house aforenamed. 

3. Alsoe foure Akers of arrable Land, more or lesse, bought of 
william Learned, lying in the East feild, bounded East by Richard 
Sprague, West by Edward Mellows, North by Georg Bunker, South 
by widow Nash. 

4. One Aker of arrable Land, more or lesse, bought of Richard 
Robinson, lying in the East feild, bounded East by John Penticost, 
west by John March, south by Sollornon Phips, North by Robert 
Chalkly. 

5. Alsoe five Akers of Arrable Land, more or lesse, lying in the 
East feild, bought of samuel Carter, bounded North by the high- 
wag, East by sollomon Phips, west by widdow Cole, and southward 
by William Dade, and sollomon Phips. 

6. Likewise one Aker of Arrable land, more or lesse, bought of 
Mihell Baestow, lying in the East feild, on Moltons poynt ; bounded 
southeast by sollomon Phips, northwest by Thomas Graves ; north- 
east by the River, and south by William Stilson. 

7. Alsoe three cow lotts gras : being by estimation three Akers, 
more or lesse, lying in the East feild without the Neck by mistik 
River, whereof the one was given by the towne in the divident, 
and is bounded east by the river, west by Ralph Mousall, and 
southwest by Robert Hale, and by the highway west. 

The second Portion or cows gras, was bought of Thomas Lynde : 
bounded west by a Creek, east by the highway : south by Edward 
Larkin, and north by Thomas Lynde. 

The third Portion of cows gras, was boughi of William Potter, 

1 The houses of Larkin and "Woorey were both near the ferry. ED. 

2 The following records to, and including page [91] are in the handwriting of 
Greene. ED. 



70 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

and is lying in the corner of the feild, bounded west by Isaac Cole, 
and its bounded on all the other three sydes by the river. 

8. Milch Cows Comons four and a quarter. 

9. Alsoe twoo Akers of arrable Land, more or lesse : lying on 
mis tike syde in mistik feild, bounded East, and with the river by 
Richard Sprague, and west by the highway, North by Richard 
Sprague, and south by mistresse Martha Winthrope. 

The Possession of Robert Leach within Charltowne Lymmitts. 

A Dwelling House with a yeard and garden, and out housing, 
standing and scituate in the feild without the Neck, Bounded west 
by the Comon, and East by Ralph Mousall, south by Sollomon 
Phips, and North by M rs . Katherin Coytmore : which Robert Leach 
bought of John Baker. 

3. twoo Akers of Arrable Land, more or less, adjoyning to the 
house, and bounded as the house which Robert Leach bought alsoe 
of John Baker. 

3. One Aker of Arrable Land, more or less, lying and scituate 
in the same feild, bought of Ralph Mousall, Bounded Northwest 
by Robert Leaches owne Land, and bounded west by the Comon, 
North by William frothinghams marsh Lott, and southwest by 
Richard Sprague. 

4. one Aker and a halfe of Arrable Land, more or less, bought 
of James Greene, lying and scituate in the same feild, Bounded 
Northwest by Richard Sprague, southwest by M r William Barnard, 
west by the Comon, and North by william frothinghams marsh 
Lott. 

5. One peece of meadow land, part salt, part fresh, bought of 
william Bachelor, lying and scituate in the same feild, Bounded 
Northwest by a creek, south east by Richard Sprague, west by the 
Comon, and East Jby william ffrothinghams salt marsh lot. 

6. One Cows Comon, bought of Abraham Palmer, 
twoo Cows Comons, bought of maior Sedgwick. 
one Cows Comon was given him. 

[8O.] 1638. The Posession of Robert Mirriam in Charltowne 
Limitts. 

1. one dwelling house with a yeard and a garden, containing 
halfe a rood of Ground by estimation, more or less, with a store 
house standing thereon : all which is Bounded and butting on the 
south by Nicholas Trarice, and the wharfe way, bounded on the 
west by Thomas Brigden and faintnot winds : and on the East and 
North by the highwayes. 

2. five Akers of woodland by Estimation, more or less, scituate 
in Mistik feild, Butting west upon the drift way, and East upon 
the Land way, and south by Ed ward Mellows : and North by Thomas 
Squire, and Sarah Ewer. 

[thes five ackers of woodland is sould to James barett and re- 
cordid upon his head. Adams.~] 

3. more fifteen Akers of woodland by estimation, more or less, 
scituate in Mistike feild, Butting northeast upon widow Nash : and 
william ffrothingham : south west upon M r Increase Nowell, and 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 71 

Northwest by Thomas Goble : And South East by Robert Haw- 
kins. 

[This fiften ackers of land is sould to Jams barett and recordid 
upon his head. Adams.'] 

4. Alsoe twoo Akers of meadow by Estimation, more or less, 
lying in Mistik marshes : Butting North upon a Creek out of the 
North River : and south upon the woodland, East by Thomas 
Ewer, And west by william Baker. 

[This to ackers of meadow is sould to James barett and re- 
cordid upon his head. Adams. ~\ 

5. Likewise one Aker of meadow by estimation, more or lesse, 
lying in the south meade, Butting East upon the great cove, west 
upon Thomas Richeson : south by and North by 

6. Alsoe Three cows comons and a -quarter, lying on the stinted 
comon without the Neck. 

The Lands and posessions of Peeter Tuffts with in cliarltowne 
Lymits, which he bought of Ralph Mousell, of Edward Mellows, of 
Richard Lowden, and of Thomas wilder. 

1. Imprimis: Twenty and five Akers of Arrable Land by es- 
timation, more or less, scituate and lying on Mistik syde, bought 
and payd for, of Ralph Mousall, which Land is bounded south 
west by the rayles, and south East by John Greene, west and East 
by twoo parcells of Richard Cooks Land. 

2. more Three marsh hay lotts by Estimation, more or less, 
with about three quarters of an Aker of upland adioj'ning : all 
scituate and lying in mistik marshes, bought and payd for of Ed- 
ward Mellows : which Land is bounded on the south by George 
Hutcheson, and North by a great creeke, Bounded East by John 
wilkison, and North west by a highway. 

3. more fifteen Akers of Arrable Land by Estimation, more or 
less : scituate and lying at the Towne of wooburn, which was 
James Hubbards, and is bought and payd for: which Land is 
bounded on the East by Thomas Peirce, senior, and by Jacob 
Greene on the west, and by M rs Katherin Coytmore on the North, 
And south by Nicholas Trarice. 

Wheare as Jacob Greene having erected a new end to his Dwel- 
ing house in the marsh, and the east end ther of exstends to the 
Towne way to M r Dan/ors warehouse : The select men, Taking 
notes of the same, and land on which it stands, Doe heare by 
aprove of the said bulding, and doe lik wise order and grant unto 
the fforsaid Jacob Grene that all the land on which the forsaid 
house stands, shall bee the forsaid Jacob grenes and his heires for 
ever, wittness this 28, the 6 nio., 1659, in the name of the Rest. 

SAMUEL ADAMS, Record. 

- [81 ] Tlie Lands and Posessions of M r Nicholas Trarice 
within Cliarltowne lyWiites. 

1. One dwelling House with a garden Plott, scituate on the 
southwest syde of the Mill Hill, Butting southwest upon Charls 



72 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

river, North East upon elbowe Lane, Northwest upon George 
Hutcheson, And south Eeast upon ould Jones, and John Cole. 

2. Comons for twoo milch Cowes. 

3. Eaight Akers of Arrable Land by Estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the Lyne feild, Butting southwest upon Cambridge Lyne, 
North East upon the Bridgwa}', and North west upon ffrancis Nor- 
ton, and south East upon John Tydd. 

4. Fifteen Akers of wood land by Estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in Mistik feild, Bounded North East by Thomas Knowher, 
and Francis Norton, southwest by Richard Spragne : Northwest by 
Robert Shortas, And south East by willinm ffrothingham. [This 
15 ackers is sold to M r nicolas parker of boston. Adams. ~\ 

5. Twoo Akers of marsh meadow by Estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate on Mistik syde at wilson's poynt, Bounded by the River on 
the one syde, and by the upland on the other, and by George 
Hutcheson on the 3 d syde, and by M r Thomas Allen on the other 
syde. [this is sould to william Dade. Greene.~] 

6. Forty and five Akers of Arrable Land by Estimation, more 
or lesse, scituate in wooburn, Boundded North west by John wool- 
rych, widdow wilkins, and James Hubbard : and south East by 
George Hutcheson, and a parcell of the comon, southwest by 
Robert shortas, and North East by william frothinghain. 

The Lands and Posessions of M r Prats: which is now M rs 
JiebecJcah Trarices, and her childrens : in Charltoivne. 

1. One dwelling House with a yard in which it stands, scituate 
in Charltowne, nere the River and south of the Mill Hill, Bounded 
south by the wharfway, and Charls river, Bounded North by 
Robert Miriam, which was James Browns, west b}' Thomas Brig- 
den, and East by the high way next Thomas Graves. 

2. One Garden Plott of ground, scitnate in Charlstowne, being 
about foure pole of ground, more or lesse, lying nere the mill Hill, 
upon the River Syde, Bounded west by Edward Johnson, North by 
Thomas Brigdens Garden, East by Thomas Kimbols Garden and 
warehouse : and south by Charls river 

3. One Aker and a halfe of Arrable Land b.y Estimation, more 
or lesse, scituate in the south feild, Butting southwest upon Charls 
River, North East upon Beechers Cove, and Northwest by Thomas 
Brigden. 

4. Three Akers of Arrable Land by Estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in the East feild, which was Richard Spragues, and by 
exchang corns to bee Rebeckah Trarices, Bounded on the one syde 
by william stilson, on the other syde by mistik River, on the other 
syde by the high way, and on the fourth syde by 

5. Three Akers of marsh meadow by Estimation, more or lesse, 
scituate in mistik marshes, nere M r wilsons farme, Bounded on the 
one syde by the upland, on another syde b t y the River, on the 3d 
syde by Edward Drinker, and on the fourth part by Mathew 
Smith. 

6. Forty Akers of Arrable Land by Estimation, more or lesse 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 73 

scituate and lying at wooburn, Bounded west by Cambridge Lyne, 
East by Isaac Cole, North by Anne Higginson, and south by James 
Tomson and william Powell. 



[83. ] The first Division l of Lands one Mistick syde Ten Acres 


to A house: ivher of Jive were again resigned for the accomodatting 


of After comers. 






No: of Lot 4: 


M r Increase Nowell 


5 pt. of Tho : Hubberd. 


5: 


Edward Jones 


5 


6: 


Thomas Moulten 


5 


7: 


William Learned 


5 


8: 


Thomas Squire 


5 


9: 


George Whitehand 


5 


10: 


Sam : Richeson 


5 


11: 


William Baker 


5 


12: 


John Hodges 


5 


13: 


Peter Garland 


5 


14: 


M r Zacha : Symes 


5 


15: 


Walter Palmer 


5 


16: 


Robert Hale 


5 


17: 


George Felch 


5 


18: 


Tho: Minor 


5 


19: 


John Greene 


5 


20: 


William Dade 


5 


21: 


Rice Cole 


5 


22: 


Nicho Stower 


5 


23: 






24: 


Tho ; James 


5 


25: 


Seth Switzer 


5 


26: 


Edwa : Gibbons 


5 


27: 


Edwa : Convers 


5 


28: 


M r Andrews 


5 


29: 


Rich : Palgrave 


5 


30: 


M rs Higginson 


5 


31: 


John Haule 


5 


32: 


John Woolrych 


5 


33: 


Will : Brakenbury 


5 


34: 


M r Eason of Hauks 


5 


35: 


Abrah : Palmer 


5 


36: 


James Browne 


5 


37: 


Tho : Squire : Tho : Ewer 5 of Jos. Hubbe : 


38 : 39 : 


M r Hough 


20 


40: 


Ralph Sprague 


5 


41: 


James Tomson 


5 


42: 


Abra : Palmer of m r> 


Crow 5 


43: 


Edwa : Burton 


5 


44 * 


Tho : James 


5 


45: 


m fs ' Eason 


5 




Beniamine Hubbard 


5 


- 


Henry Lawrence 


5 



1 This division was made 6th, first month, 1637. ED. 



74 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

William Johnson 5 

John Lewis 5 

Samuell Haule 5 

Michaell Bastowe 5 

Ezekiell Richeson 5 

James Pemberton 5 

Robert Longe 5 

Robert Sedgwick 5 

John Palmer 5 

Widdowe Harwode 5 

Widdowe Wilkins 5 

Richard Kettell 5 

Thomas Peirce 5 

George Hepbourn 5 

John Mowsall 5 

William Nash 5 

Ralph Mowsall 5 

Thomas Richardson 5 

Edward Sturgis 5 

George Hutcheson 5 

James Heyden . 5 

Edward Carrington 5 

Thomas Ewer 5 

Rice Morris 5 

Thomas Knower 5 

Thomas Lyne 5 

Edward Mellowes 5 

Richard Sprague 5 

William Frothingham 5 

Robert Rand 5 

George Buncker 5 

Abraham Mellows 5 

Nicholas Davis 5 

[83.] Blank. 



At a meeting of the Sellectmen the third Day of the twelvth 
month, 1656, The confirmation of the Proprieties of severall In- 
habitants of Charletowne in the stinted Pasture, Betwixt the Neck 
of land Menotomies River, and the Farmes of Meadford and M r 
Winthrops Past By the Aprobation of the Sellectrnan, with 
Concurrence of all the Proprietors, Being, by their Generall consent 
Recorded and Ratified to stand Legall and vallid to their use for 
ever from the Date abovesayd : They Paying in Three pence each 
Common to the Recorder for Entring and Recording Them. 

Confirmed and Entred for Thomas Lynde, sejiio r nineteen 
commons. 

I say to him and his heires 

JOHN GREENE, Recorder. 1 

1 This phrase and confirmation are repeated after each entiy of grants, but are 
omitted in printing. ED. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 75 

same for Alice Mousall, twelve commons and three quarters. 

" " George Bunker, tenn Commons. 

44 " Captaine Francis Norton, six commons. 

" " Nicholas Davison, seaven commons. 

" u Robert Long, eight commons. 

" " William Dade, eight " 

" " John Mousall, eight " 

u " John March, six u 

'" " M r Thomas Allen, five " 

" " widow Mary Cartar, four commons and a quarter. 

" " Robert Leach, four commons. 

" u Augustin Lyndon, one common. 

" " Abraham Smith, three commons. 

" " Katherine Coytmore, three commons. 

" " Parnell No well, three " 

" u John Greene, three " 

" " William Bacheler, three " 



[85.] 

same for John Roper, three commons and a halfe. 

" " manes sallyes children, three commons. 

" " Thomas Goble, twoo commons. 

" " Thomas Bridgen, senio r twoo commons and a half. 

" u Widdow Arrold Cole, twoo " " a quarter. 

" u John Penticost, twoo " 

u " Edward Drinker, twoo " 

u u Georg Foule twoo " 

" " Randall Nicholls, twoo commons. 

" " Gardy James, four " 

" " susanna White, twoo " 

" u John Cloys, one " 

" " John Smith, " 4t 

" ". Mary Walker, i4 " 

" " Aaron Ludkin, " " 

u " Samuell Beadle, " " 

u " George Heypbourn, " *' 

tc u ffaintnot winds, " <c 

" " William Stitson, " " sould to Lyndon. 

" " Powell's children " " 

u " John March, six commons. 

" u Robert' Hale, five " 

u " widow Amy Stower, four commons. 

u " " Joanna Larkin, 

u " James Gary, two comons & a quarter. 

[86.] Blank. 



[87.] CJiarleiowne, the first of M-ircJi, or the first moneth ff| 
It is Agreed that the first head line shal bee Meadford Farme, 
that line betweene them and o r Towue, And all other head lines to 
rune Parralell with that line foure scoree poole assunder. 

The first Lott distinguished by the figure one, shall begin at 



76 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 



the southeast corner where M r8 Nowells Farme and Meadforcl farme 
meet, And so successively according to the figures, 1, 2, 3, 4, &c., 
to the end of the last figure or lott. And at the end of the first 
Range to turne back againe in the second Range. And so to the 
third, &c., successively till each man have halfe his Proportion, for 
the first, And then the first to begin againe, 1, 2, 3, 4, &c., and suc- 
cessively each number to take place, in the second division, as in 
the first, till every man have his other halfe of his Lott. 

It is Agreed that the Ponds shall not be measured. 

It is Agreed that he that Tarrys not in the Towne as an In- 
habitant for one year next ensuing the date hereoff, upon his 
going out of the Towne shall lose his whole Proprietie, both off 
wood and commons. 

It is further Agreed, That no man shall sell his wood or 
commons but to the Inhabitants of Charletowne, upon forfeiture of 
twelve pence, p. load of eyther wood or Tymber : And not to dispose 
of the commons to any of any other Towne, upon forfeiture of the 
same, And if any remove to iuhabite in any other Towne, shall 
make no use of their commons, but shall sell it or lett it to some 
of the Towne of Charletown, that the commons may be reserved 
for ever to the use of the Inhabitants of Charletowne. 

It is Agreed that each shall pay for the la} 7 ing out of his 
wood lott within one moneth after it is layd out, upon forfeiture of 
his wood and commons. And the select men of Charletowne shall 
have heerby power to sell it to pay the survayour. 

This was Agreed unto by vote of the inhabitants of Charletowne 
at a meeting in the meeting hous, this first off March y|f ? and 
ordered to be Recorded in the Towne Booke. 

The returne of the committee Apoynted by the Inhabitants of 
Chaiitowne for the division of the wood and commons one Mistick 
syde, with the Inhabitants there assent to the Articles above men- 
tioned : Accepted, by drawing each his Lott, the Day and year 
above written ; And is as Followeth : 



LOTTS. 




WOOD IN 

ACBES. 


COMONS. 


J 




0052 


009 






0018 


003 


Q 




0034 


006 


4 




0086 


015 


5 




0012 


002 


6 




0052 


009 


7 




0018 


003 


Q 




0011 


002 


9 




0054 


009 i 


10 




0023 


004 














0360 


062 










11 




0008 


001 i 


12 




0008 


00l 


13 




0012 


002 


14 




0004 


001 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 



77 



LOTTS. 




WOOD IK 

ACKBS. 


COLONS. 


15 


William Bullard 


0019 


003 


16 


William Clouli ..... 


0016 


003 


17 




0046 


008 


18 




0009 


001 A 


19 




0033 


005 


20 




0012 


002 










10 




0167 


f)9O 










21 




0017 


003 


22 




0066 


Oll 


23 




0010 


009 


24 


William Morris 


0012 


002 


25 




0031 


005 


26 


John Patefield 


0019 


003 


27 




0062 


Oil 


28 
29 


Robert chalkley .... end 


0028 
0015 


004 
002A 


30 




0025 


004 










10 


Families 


285 


049 










31 


John Richbell 


00 9 4 


004 


32 




0026 


004 


33 


Monseiur Beluile 


0017 


003 


34 




0011 


002 


35 




0007 


001 


36 




0018 


003 


37 




0018 


003 


38 


Widow Gobies Hous 


0003 


001 


39 




00 9 4 


004 


40 


Thomas White 


00 9 6 


004 A 










10 




174 


030 










41 


Robert Cutler . 


0056 


nnqi 


42 


John Roper 


0020 


003^ 


43 




0026 


004 


44 


John Fosdicke . 


0014 


002^ 


45 




0005 


001 


46 


Cap Iviishers hous ... 


0004 


001 


47 




0010 


002 


48 




OOGO 


01 OA 


49 




0029 


005 


50 




0027 


004 A 










10 




0251 


044. 










51 


Michell 






52 




0011 


002 


53 




0015 


002 


54 




0014 


002i 


55 


Thomas Wilder 


0034 


006 


56 


Thomas Feirce 


O0'>4 


004 


57 


Edward Burt 


0018 


003 


58 




0027 


004i 


59 


William Croul.. 


0013 


002 



78 



CITY. DOCUMENT No. 39. 



LOTTS. 



60 William Roswell 0016 

10 Families 172 

[88. 89.] Blank. 
[90.] 

61 Nicholas Shapley 0028 

62 Elias Roe 0016 

63 Seth Switzer 0023 

64 Thomas Sheppy 0019 

65 William Dade 0044 

R- 

66 capt. John Allen end 0095 

67 M rs Nowell and Farme 0048 

m r Richard Russell 0091 

69 IsaakCole 0010 

70 Mathew Price 0028 

10 Families 402 

71 John Johnson 0014 

72 William Hilton 0037 

73 Widow Nash 0003 

74 Charletowne Mill 0057 

75 Daniell Edmunds 0026 

76 William Bachelor 0018 

77 Roger Spencer 0037 

78 Thomas Starr 0026 

79 Thomas Adams 0010 

80 Samuell Cartar 0045 

10 Families 0273 

81 M ra Sedgwicks Ali state 0028 

82 M r Zachary Syms 0057 

83 Marke Kings 0019 

84 M rs Kempthorne 0010 

85 John Manseflld 0005 

86 Peeter Nash 0008 

R- 

87 Widow Cole end 0005 

88 Josuah Edmunds 0037 

widow Cartar 0013 

90 Sollomon Pliips 0051 

10 Families 0233 

91 Widow Streeters hous 0004 

92 William Bicknor 0013 

93 Giles Fiffeild 0015 

94 John Burrage 0025 

95 Captain Francis Norton 0089 

96 M r Nicholas Davison and Farme 0081 

97 Edward Johnson 0022 

98 Henery Harbert 0089 

99 John Blancheer 0037 



WOOD IN 
ACHES. 



COMONS. 



[029] 



003 
004 
003 

007i 

017 



016 
002 
005 



001 
010 



003 



OOli 
008 

048 

005 

010 

003 

OOli 

001 

001^ 

001 



002 
009 



001 
002 



015i 

015 

004 

0064 

006 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 



79 



LOTTB. 



100 John Lawrence 0014 

10 Families 0339 

101 William Goose 0005 

102 Phillips estate 0007 

103 William Stitson 0054 

104 George Blancheer 0026 

105 William Foster 0029 

106 Thomas Hett 0028 

107 Samuell Adams 0054 

E 

108 M^Trarice end 0009 

109 Thomas Kimball 0029 

110 Henry C[ooker]y [0009] 

[0250] 

111 John Mousall 0019 

112 widow Frothingham 0035 

113 Gardy James 0007 

114 John March... 0025 

115 MiheJl Smith 0014 

116 Natha. Smiths hous 0003 

117 James Heyden 0019 

118 Leift : wheelers Farnie 0007 

119 Hadloks hous 0004 

120 John Tucky 0005 

10 Families 0138 

121 M r Willoughby's state 0023 

122 Samuell Ward 0034 

123 William Baker 0022 

124 John Call 0010 

125 M ra Graves 0050 

126 John Phillips 0015 

127 John Knight.. 0018 

128 oldPritchard 0011 

129 widow stubbs 0005 

130 Thomas Mousall 0032 

10 Families 0220 

131 George Buncker 0052 

132 Mathew Griffin 0014 

133 widow Stowers 0012 

134 Henerysalter 0007 

135 william Johnson 0027 

136 Richard Kettle 0026 

137 Thomas Brigden, Junio r 0016 

138 sarg' Cutters hous 0010 

139 ffaithfull Kous 0032 

140 John Scott 5 Bang [e] End 0019 

10 Families 0215 

141 James Cary 0019 

142 Thomas Welsh 0030 

143 M r Thomas Shepheard 0042 



WOOD I 
ACHES. 



CoMoN. 



002i 



001 



005 
005 



OOli 

005 

OOli 



[044] 



003 
006 
001 



001 

003 

OOli 

001 

001 



004 

006 

003k 

002 

009 

002i 

003 

002 

001 



009 

002k 

002 

001 

004i 

004i 

003 

OOli 

005i 

003 



003i 

005 

007i 



80 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 



LOTTS. 



WOOD IN 
ACRES. 



COSOKS. 



144 Richard Templar 0017 

145 James Peckar 0012 

146 John Drinker 0019 

147 Thomas Gould 0054 

148 Robert Leach 0017 

149 Samuell Blancheer 0014 

150 Beniamine switzer 0010 

lOFamilies 0234 

151 John Harris 0015 

152 Aaron Ludkin 0010 

153 John Smith 0024 

154 Walther Allen 0031 

155 John Penticost 0025 

156 Abraham Boll 0016 

157 Joseph Stower 0004 

158 Beniamine Lathrop 0016 

159 John Dudly [014] 

160 Richard Lowden [036] 

lOFamilies [0191] 

[91.] 

161 Richard Austin 0007 

162 Zachary Long 0022 

6R 

163 Steeven Fosdike end 0025 

164 John Gould 0052 

165 Deacon Robert Hale 0039 

166 M re Coytmore and hous 0028 

167 Jonathan wads hous 001 1 

168 Joseph Noyes 0011 

169 widow Alice Mousall 0036 

170 Thomas Jones, Butcher 0032 

10 Families 0263 

171 William Syms 0041 

172 Thomas Filleborne 0007 

173 Widow Larkin 0012 

174 Walter Edmonds 0039 

175 Thomas Jenner 0009 

176 Mr Thomas Aliens 0014 

177 Elder Greene 0028 

178 Thomas Orton 0020 

179 John Cutler 0025 

180 RogerEls 0008 

10 Families 0203 

181 Miles Nutt 0012 

182 Mathew Smith end 0011 

183 George Foule 0059 

184 Abraham Smith 0018 

185 Richard Stowers 0032 

6 Families 0132 



003 

002 

003 

0095 

003 

0025 

002 



041 



0025 

0015 

0045 

005 

0045 

003 

001 
[003] 
[002J] 
[006] 



[0335] 



001 
0035 

0045 

009 

007 

005 

002 

002 

006 

0055 



0455 

007 
001 
002 
007 

0015 
0025 

005 

0035 

0045 

0015 



0355 



002 

002 
0010 
003 
0055 



0225 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 



81 



These following had not any Lott alowed them, but vpon due 
considderation, when the whole Towiie mett, It was Agreed 
that they should have as here under sett downe, the nomber to 
begin wher the other left, and they Amongst themselvs to draw 
their lotts : 



LOTTS. 




WOOD IN 

ACRES. 


COMONS. 


186 


M r Morley 


0020 


003i 


1S7 




0010 


002 


188 




0006 


001 


189 




000 J - 


001 


190 


Stcveen Grover 


0004 


001 






0004 


001 


1QO 




0004 


001 


193 




0004 


001 


104. 




0004 


001 


195 




0004 


001 


lOfi 




0004 


001 


197 




0004 


001 


198 




0004 


001 


199 




0004 


001 


200 




0004 


001 


201 




0004 


001 


202 




0004 


001 














092 


020k 











Bainell whitemor being with the selectt men is willing to acsept 
of allowance in the comon. 

SAMUL: T: 

[This entry is recorded by S. Adams, Town Clerk. ED.] 

[93*] Whear as wee Robertt hale and Richard Lowden were 
apointed to lay out a peselle of Grounde unto william Johnson, 
the which should bee for satisfaction for a high way layd out for 
the Countrey through his land bought of M r Thomas Allen. 
Acordingly wee have layd out a p'sill of land lying beettwine the 
high way that Runneth from the peney ferre to maiden meting 
house and the marsh lott that was formerly belonging unto James 
Browne and is now in the posesion of James Barrett, the which 
land layd out to wiliam Johnson is Bounded on the south by a 
litell small oake marked, and so to Runn by a Right Angle from 
the line that Runneth by the high way, and it is boundid on the 
north by an oake stump that is about a Rod to the west of the high 
way, and nrom the sayd stump to a mapell stump, and so by a 
willow tree to the bounds of James Bnrett, wee say all the comon 
ground that lyeth betwine the afforsaid south and north bownds, 
and the said high way and James Barretts medow aforsaid : wittnes 
our hands theThirtey one day of the eleventh moneth, one thousand 
sixe hundreth ffiftey and eight. 

ROBERT HALE 
RICHARD LOWDEN. 



82 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

This retorne of Robert! hale and Richard lowdens is aproved of 
by the selectt men the 31 : 11 : 1658, by mee Richard Rusell by 
order of the selectt men of Charlstown. 

This is a trew copey heare, entred this twenty one day of the 
fifth moneth, one thousand sixe hundreth ffiftey and nine : as attest 
by mee. 

Carry this to 652 page of this booke. SAMUELL ADDAMS, 
entered . Reco rd . ffo r 

Charlstowne. 



[93,94.] Blank. 



[95.] Articles of Agreement made And Concluded this 
15 th 2 nd mo: 1662, betweene the selecte men of Charlestowne, In 
the behalfe of the propriators of the stented Common of the one 
partie : And Leffttenant : Richard Sprague : of the other partie : 
Concerning the fencing the said Common : which lyeth betweeue 
Cambridge And M r Winthroups farme : And sattisfection for the 
same. 

Imprimis the said Leffttenant Richard Sprague : is to make up 
and mayntayne all that fence belonging to the said Common 
betweene it and M r Winthroups farme : which said fence is to 
bagine at misticke Bridge and so Along in the Lynne betweene the 
said Common and M r Winthroups farme : to A Rocke which is for 
A Bound mavke : Aboute some : six or seven : pooles : one the south 
east side of Winters Brooke : where it is to meeit M r Winthroupes 
farraes fence : The fence is to be made sufficiently, And so may n- 
tayned for One And twentie Yeares Next Insueing the Date hearof , 
Sufficent to fence of all reasonable Cattle : and to make good all 
Damoges that may Arrise from any difficentse in the said fence : or 
any part there of : Exsepting the Gate which he the said Richard 
is not to mayntayne : In Consideration where of the said Lefftten- 
ant Richard Sprague is to have the use of twentie Cowe Commons 
the full terme of twentie one yeares A fore Exspresed : he and his 
Assignes : And at the end of the said Terme thay are to be Ser- 
rendered up unto the said propriators Againe. Also he is to have 
free Leave And Libarty to make use of any Stones : or Brush : from 
of the Common : for making or repeairing the said fence : And for 
the true performance of every perticular Above Exspresed : the 
Selecte men in the behalfe of the propriatores And Richard Sprague 
for him selfe : his heires Executors And Administrators : Doe 
firmly by these ptsnts bind them selves each partie : to the other : In 
the Just and full summe of Two hundred Pounds : In witnes 
where of thay the boeth parties have heare unto Interchangably put 
theire hands : the day and yeare Above written : It was also Agreed 
upon before the signing hear of, that what the said fence shall be 
Ajudged worth at the end of the fore mentioned terme of one and 
twentie yeares : more than it is at this present : is to be payed unto 
the said Richard Sprague : or his Assignes : 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 83 

The fence at present is Ajudged worth thirtie pounds by muttuel 
consent. 

RICHARD SpRAGUE. 1 

Signed And Delivred In the Presents of 

SOLOMON PHIPPES, 
EDWARD BURTT. 

[Recorded by Burtt. ED.] 1662. 

[96.] Blank. 

[97 .] This page Appointed to record the Ticketts granted out. 

The 29 th of December, 1662, A tickett granted to phenias 
Sprague for Cutting and earring fower cord of whole timber from 
Charlstowne Comon, on Misticke side, limited to be done whin 
[within ED.] the ensuing yeere 1663. 

<g> JAMES GARY, recorder. 

The 29 th of October, 1662, A Tickett granted to Steephen paine 
for Cutting fower Cord of whole timber and six trees of pine from 
Charlstowne Comon, on misticke, to be done whin the yeear 1663. 

$> JAMES CART, recorder. 

The 29 th of October, 1662, A Tickett granted to Edward Car- 
rington to Cutt tenn Cord fire wood and ten popler or ash Trees 
from Charlstown Comon, on Misticke side, within one year ensuing 
(63.) 

$> JAMES CART, recorder. 

The 17 th of Jania 6 , 1662, a Tickett granted and given out to John 
Roy, of Charlstowne, for the Cutting and Carring of twelve cord 
fire wood from of the Comon, on Mistick side, by Selectm order. 

<g> JAMES GARY, Recorder. 

The 20 th of ffebrua 6 , 1662, a Tickett granted and given out to 
John Rosse, of Maulden, for the Cutting and Carring of Ten Cord 
of firewood from of the Common, on Mistick side, p order of the 
Selectmen and in their name 

JAMES GARY, Recorder. 

The 20 th of April, 1663, It was granted unto Jacob Greene to 
Cutt and Carrie of Twentie Cord fire wood for his own use by Will 
Greene before the last of Octob 6 next, from of the commo, our 
wood, on Mistick side. 

$> JAMES GARY, Recorder. 

The 20 th of Aprill, 1663, it was granted by Tickett unto Miles 
Nutt to Cutt and Carrie of six cord of fire wood and fencing from 
of our wood Interest on Maulden Coinon, by Tho May before next 
decebr. 

JAM : GARY, Recorder. 

1 The names of Sprague, Phipps and Burt are autograph signatures. ED. 



84 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

The 20 : of April '63 : granted vnto Edward Wyer by Tickett to 
Cutt and Carrie Six Cord of fire wood for his own use of Charls- 
tow, wood interest on Maulden side, comon, by Sam 1 Lewis, 
before march next ensuing. 

JAM : GARY, Recorder. 

The 13 of Janua 6 : '63 : Granted vnto Josias Wood to Cutt, and 
p Tickett Carrie Ten trees for bolts from of our wood interest f 
Maulden Comon, within 12 month of this Date. 

JAM : CART, Recorder. 

The 15 : 11 : 63, graunted unto Peeter Tufts, of Maulden, to Cutt, 
and p Tickett Carrie Twentie small trees, fencing Stuffe from of 
our wood interest on Maulden Comon, within 12 months of this 
date. 

JAMES CART, Recorder. 

The 15: of Noveber, '65, granted to M r Willowbie to Cutt and 
Carrie twentie cord of firewood for his use, by the hands of Peeter 
Tufts, within 6 months. $> Tickett. 

The 8 th of Janua 6 , '65, granted to Cap* Norton to Cut and Carrie 
thirtie cord of firewood of our interest, in Maulden comon, before 
Septeb 29 next. <p Tickett. 

[98.] Blank. 
[990 



Averie of Cole, 


111 


Averie of Higginson, 


111 


Allen of Cole, 


115 


Allen of Wade, 


115 


t Ay re to Willson, 


116 


Ayre to Haule, 
Allen to Lowden, 


116 
120 


Allen to Johnson, 


127 


Allen to Polgrave, 


127 


Allen to Dade, 


128 


Addams of Temple, 


132 


Arrington to Scott, 


135 


Allen of Dicks, 


135 


Andrews to Knight, 


137 


Arrington to King, 


138 


Arrington to Drinker, 


139 


Addams of Hadlock, 


141 


Adams to Smith, 


141 


Addams of Cook, 


145 


Allen to Hale, 


146 



1 This Index, pages [99-102], is in the handwriting of Xathaniel Dows. Town 
Clerk 1695-6 to 1719. ED. 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECOKDS. 85 



B. 

Brown to Cullick, 113 

Bridgden to Richardson, 117 

Bunker to Pratt, 117 

Barratt of Felch, 120 

Bridges to Temple, 120 

Burrage of Symes, 121 

Bucknum of Willoby, 121 

Barnes to Jaquith, 123 

Baker of Goble, 123 

Baker to Lynd, 126 

Brown to Shapley, 128 

Breden of Martin, 129 

Baker of Goble, 130 

Bridges to Goodwin, 130 

Barrat of Merriam, 131 

Barrat to Tufts, 131 

Braizer of Temple, 132 

Bastow to Fosdick, 136 

Beadle of Garratt, 137 
Vide E. 

c. 

Cole to Averie, 111 

Charlestown to Maiden, 111 

Coitmore of Palmer, 112 

Cullick of Brown, 113 

Cole to Allen, 115 

Carter to Green, 115 

Carter of Wood, 118 
Cole to Cole, 122, 121 

Cole to Lowden, 122 

Charlestown to Lowden, 122 

Carter to Green, 123 

Carter of Trumbull, 123 

Carter to Carter, 123 

Carter of Phipps, 124 

Carter of Rand, 124 

Carter of Luddington, 124 

Chickerin to Meads, 125 

Charlestown to March, 126 

Carter of Harbert, 128 
Cook to Spencer, 

Carrington of Walker, 129 
Vide O 

G. 

Green of Carter, 115 

Green of Syble, 117 

Green of Hubbard, 118 



86 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Grissell of Willson, 118 

Gould of Hill, 118 

Gove of Larkin, 121 

Gould to Edmonds, 122 

Green of Carter, 123 

Green of Sally 123 

Green of Woory, 123 

Goble to Baker, 123 

Green to Drinker, 123 

Green to Tufts, 126 

Greenland to Moulton, 129 

Greenland of Martin, 129 

Green to Carrington, 130 

Greenland to Harris, 130 

Goble to Baker, 130 

Goodwin of Bridges, 130 

Gibbs to Dows, 132 

Gibbs to Rand, 133 

Garrat to Beadle, 137 

Gold to Hale, 146 

H. 

Higginson to Averie, 111 

Haule of Ayre, 116 

Hubbart to March, 116 

Hodge to Richardson, 117 

Hubbard to Green , 118 

Hill to Gould, 118 

Hall to Luddington, 118 

Hodgman of Willson, 119 

Hale of Pemberton, 120 

Hurst to Temple, 120 

Harrington of Symes, 121 

Harrington of Stilson, 121 

Hawkins of James, 122 

Hipburn to Rand, 124 

Hipburn to Dows, 124 

Harbert to Carter, 128 

Harris to Greenland, 130 

Hayden to Knight, 133 

Hepborn to March, 133 

Hodges to Rand, 134 

Harbard ofKilcup, 139 

Hadlock to Addams, 141 

Hilton to Price, 142 

Hill of Cuttler, 142 



J. 

James to Lay horn , 118 

James of Power, 119 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 87 

James of Felch, 120 

James of Wilder, 122 

James of Roper, 122 

James of Hawkins, 122 

Jaquith of Barnes, 123 

Johnson of Allen, 127 

James of Roper, 136 

Johnson to Stowell, 144 

James to Wiloby, 144 

H. 

Halle to Foster, 143 

Hamoud to James, 145 

Hale of Pemberton, 146 

Hale of Brown, 146 

Hale of Allen, 146 

Hale of Gould, 146 
Hale of Converse, 147, 178 

Hale of Martin, 147 



[100.] 

D. 



Davis to Fessenden, 114 

Drinker of Goble, 123 

Drinker of Green, 123 

Drinker of Sprague, 123 

Dows to Salley, 124 

Dows of Hipburn, 124 

Dows of Rand, 125 

Dexter of Long, 125 

Dows to Lynd, 126 

Dade of Allen, 128 

Dade of Trarice, 128 

Dexter of Moulton, 132 

Dows of Gibbs, 132 

Dexter of Palmer, 133 

Drinker to Rugg, 134 

Dicks to Allen, 135 

Drinker of Arrington, 139 

Dows to Ells, 140 

K. 

Killcup of Roberts, 119 

Kittle to Temple, 120 

Knight of Hayden, 133 

Knight to Cloyes, 136 

Knight of Andrews, 137 

King of Arrington, 138 

Kilcup to Harbard, 139 



88 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

E. 

Ewer to Willoby, 113 

Edmoads of Gould, 122 

Evans to Polgrave, 125 

Ells of Dows, 140 

B. 

Barnard to James, 137 

Brown to Hale, 146 

F. 

Fessenden of Davis, 114 

Felch to Barratt, 120 

Felch to James, 120 

Fosdick of Walker, 129 

Fosdick of Bastow, 136 

Frothingham of Palmer, 137 

Foster of Halle, 143 



L,. 

Layhorn of James, 118 

Luddington of Hall, 118 

Layhorn of Roberts, 119 

Lowden of Allen, 120 

Larkin to Gove, 121 

Lowden of Cole, 122 
Lowden of Charlestown, 122 

Larkin of Willoby, 124 

Ludington to Carter, 124 

Long to Dexter, 125 

Long to Smith, 126 

Lynd of Baker, 126 

Lynd of Dows, 126 

Lynd of Sedgwick, 127 

Lowden of Mellows, 126 
Lynd to March, 138, 127 

Littlefield of Smith, 130 

Lawrance of Shipley, 135 

Lane of Carrington, 140 

Lane of Cook, 140 



M. 

Maiden of Charlestown , 111 

Mirriam purchas, 113 

March of Palmer, 116 

March of Hubbard , 116 

March of Palmer, 116 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND BECORDS. 89 

Meads of Chickerin, 125 

March of Charlestown, 126 

Mellows to Lowden, 127 

March of Lynd, 127 

Moulton of Greenland, 129 

Martin to Greenland, 129 

Martin to Breeden, 129 

Merriam to Barrat, 131 

Meed to Chickerin, 132 

Molton to Dexter, 132 

March of Hepborn, 133 

Molton of Richardson, 134 

Molton to Wheelor, 134 

Mousell of Price, 135 

Mousell to Stilson, 135 
March of Lynd, 127, 138 

Martin to Hale, 147 

[Mansfild of Nash, 148] 



[101.] 

N. 



Nash of Penticost, 112 

Nowell to Prichard, 135 

[Nash to Mansfild, 148] 



T. 

Temple of Hurst, 120 

Temple of Kettle, 120 

Temple ef Bridges, 120 

Trumball to Carter, 123 

Tufts of Green, 126 

Tufts to Sawyer, 126 

Trarice to Dade, 128 

Tufts of Barrat, 131 

Temple to Braizer, 132 

Temple to Addams, 132 



C. 

Carrington of Green, 130 

Chickering of Meed, 132 

Cloys of Knight, 136 

Carrington to Lane, 140 

Cook to Lane, 140 

Coytmore to Wharf, 141 

Cutler to Hitt, 142 

Cook to Addams, 145 

Converse to Hale, 147 



90 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

P. 

Penticost to Nash, 112 

Palmer to Coitmore, 112 

Palmer to March, 116 

Peirce of Smith, 117 

Pratt of Bunker, 117 

Power to James, 119 

Pemberton to Hale, 120 

Phipps to Carter, 124 

Polgrave of Evans, 125 

Polgrave of Allen, 127 

Polgrave to Shepard, 128 

Penticost of Woory, 128 

Palmer to Dexter, 133 

Prichard of No well, 135 

Peirce to Mousell, 135 

Palmer to Frothingham, 137 

Price of Hilton, 142 

Pemberton to Hale, 146 

W. 

Willowby of Ewer, 113 

Wade to Allen, 115 

Willson of Ayer, 116 

Whitehand to Stower, 117 

Wood to Carter, 118 

Willson to Grissell, 118 

Willson to Hodgman, 119 

Willowby to Bucknum, 121 

Wilder to James, 122 

Woory to Green, 123 

Willoby to Larkin, 124 

Woorey to Penticost, 128 

Walker to Fosdick, 129 

Walker to Carrington, 129 

Wheeler to Ward, 139 

Wharf of Coitmore, 141 

Willoby of James, 144 

B. 

[103.] 

Richardson of Hodge, 117 

Richardson of Brigden, 117 

Roberts to Kilcup, 119 

Roberts of Layhorn, 119 

Roper to James, 122 

Rand to Carter, 124 

Rand of Hipburn, 124 

Rand to Dows, 125 

Rand of Sally, 125 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 91 

Rouse of Seclgwick, 126 
Richardson to Richardson, 127 

Rand of Gibbs, 133 

Rugg of Drinker, 134 
Richardson to Greenland, 134 

Richardson to Molton, 134 

Rand of Hodges, 134 

Roper to James, 136 

s. 

Stower of Whitehand, 117 

Syble to Green, 117 

Smith to Pierce, 117 

Symes to Burage, 121 

Symes to Harrington, 121 

Stilson to Harrington, 121 

Sally to Green, 123 

Sprague to Drinker, 123 

Salley of Dows, 124 

Salley of Rand, 125 

Smith of Long, 126 

Sawyer of Tufts, 126 

Sedgwick to Rouse, 126 

Sedgwickto Lynd, 127 

Shepard of Polgrave, 128 

Shapley of Brown, 128 

Spencer of Cook, 129 

Smith to Littlefield, 130 

Scott of Arlington, 135 

Stilson of Mousell, 135 

Shepley of Lawrence, 136 

Smith of Addams, 141 

Stowell of Johnson, 144 

X. 



Y. 

[1O3.] Blank. 



[1O4.] Sale of Lands by M r John Crow of Charlton 4 th mo, 
1638. 

1. M r John Crow of Chaltowne hath soulde unto Mathew 
Averie the sixteenth of the fourth moneth 1638, his dwelling house 
with all th apurtinances thereto aptaiuing, with eight acres of land 
thereto belonging, lying in Gibbines feilde, together with all other 
his right and title within the lirnittes of the sayde towne. 

2. Viz. Comones for foure milch Cowes. 

3. five acres by estimation, more or lesse, of meaddow scituate 
and lying in mistick feilde marshes, butting west upon the north 
river, and east upon the woodland, bounded on the south by 
George Bunker and on the north by Chubbuck. 

4. T wen tie five acres of woodland scituate and lying in mistick 



92 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

f eilde 1 pole in length and in breadth, butting to the northeast 

upon Th5 Lynde and Georg hutchinson, southwest upon the 
reserved land, bounded on the northwest by Daniell Shepheardson, 
and on the southeast by Tho Moulton. 

5. ffiftie and five acres of land, scituate and lying in water 
feilcle, 2 [butting] northwest upon will Brakenbury and James Pem- 
berton, southeast upon John Martin and Ed. Convers, bounded 
on the southwest by Dan. Shepheardson, and on the northeast by 
Tho. Moulton. N 12. 100 pole in length, and in breadth. 

6. One acre of meaddow, by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
and lying before the house buting south upon gibbines river, 
bounded on the west by Rich miller, and on the east by John 
Hodges, bought of 

TJie assignes ofm" Ann Higginson, Soulde unto Mathew Averie. 

Twentie acres of land, more or lesse, scituate in mistick feilde, 
butting northeast upon Ed. Johnson, southwest upon John Har- 
vard, bounded on the southeast by Ben. Hubbard, and on the 
northwest by Ric. Davis. 

And ffortie and five acres of land, scituate in waterfeilde, butt- 
ing northwest upon Rich. Ketle, John Palmer, and will Dade, 
southeast upon Abr. Pratt and Isaac Cole, bounded on the south- 
west by Nicolas Davis, and on the northeast by Ben. Hubbard. 3 

Att a metting of the selectt men the 23 the 11 : 1659, was 
granted and Confirmed unto the Towne of Maiden a parsill of land, 
more or les, which pasill of laud is bowndid on the west by m r 
Joseph hills niedow, and on the north by the land of michell 
Smith, and so joying to the high way, And william Brankenbury 
on the northeast. This p r sill of land Aforsaid is given to the 
towne of Maldon in Consideration of ther buldin a metting house : 
that this is ther Reall Actt and Deed, wittnis in the name of the 
selectt men. 

SAM ADAMS, Reco. 

[1O5.] Artikles of Agreement Between Mary Nash, widow, 
and John Penticost, both of Charls towne, New England, made the 
20 th of July, 1638. 

This Indenture, made the twentieth day of July, Anno Domini 
1638, Between Mary Nash, of Charles towne, widow, on the one 
party, and John Penticost, of Charles towne aforesayd, Rope 
maker, on the other partie, Witnesseth that the sayd Mary Nash, 
for and in consideration of Eighteen pounds, payd to her by the 
saj'd John Penticost, hath bargained, sould, given, and granted, 
And by these presents doth fully and absolutely bargaine, sell, 
give, and grant unto the same John Penticost Three severall par- 
cells of Land lying and being in the Towne and feild of Charles 

1 " Feilde " is written over " hundrethes NO. 12, 100 " erased, in Abraham Palmer's 
hand. ED. 

2 " Waterfielde " written over " the great hundrethes butting " erased in Palmer's 
hand. ED. 

8 So much of page [104] is in writing of Palmer. ED. 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 93 

Towne afoursayd, That is to say, One smale parcell of land within 
the Towne, Abutting west and north upon the Land of the sayd 
Mary Nash, and East upon the street called Crooked Lane, and 
south upon the street or lane called Malt Lane. And Another par- 
cell of land Abutting west upon the street called Crooked lane 
afoursayd, and North upon the Lands of Josuah Tydd, East upon 
the street called the middle street, and south upon the Lane or high- 
way called Rope-makers lane. And alsoe another parcell of Land 
containing three Akers, more or lesse, lying and beeing in Chaiie- 
towne Comon feild called New Towne Lyne, Abutting west upon 
New Towne Comon, North upon the Lands of Rice Cole, East 
upon Charltowne Comon, and south upon Thomas Richeson : To 
have and to hould all and every the sayd three parcells of Land 
untoo the sayd John Penticost, his heires and assignes for ever. 
And the sayd Mary Nash doth covenant to and with the sayd 
John Penticost that shee is the true and Rightfull owner of all the 
three parcells of land before by these presents mencioned to bee 
bargained and sould. And that the sayd premises, and every par- 
cell thereoff, now Bee, and so shall continew, clearly discharged 
and exonerated of and from all other former bargaines and con- 
tracts whatsoever. In witness whereoff the parties aforesayd have 
to these presents Indenture interchangably set their hands and 
seals the day and year above written, as apears by the originall 
coppy in the hands of the sayd John Penticost 1 

JOHN GREENE. 

[1O6.] Sale made by Abr. Palmer of Charltown to m rs Kathe- 
rin Coytemore* 

Abraham Palmer of Charltowne soulde unto m ra Katherin Coyte- 
more of the same towne A Dwelling house, with one p'cell of 
grounde adjoining, three acres by estimation, more or lesse, scit- 
uate in the high feilde ; And two acres of ground in the same 
feilde, betwixt Tho. Squire and George Bunker ; And two acres of 
grounde in the same feilde, betwixt John moussell and Sarah ewer ; 
as also ffive acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, in 
misticke marshes, at the mouth of the south river. 



[1O7.] Sale made ~by Sarah Ewer, Late wife of Thomas Ewer 
of Charltown, Deceased, Unto ffrancis Willoughby of Charltown, in 
the Teare 1639. 

Sarah Ewer, Widdow: sole .exequetrix of Thomas Ewer, De- 
ceased, bargained and soulde unto ffrancis Willoughby of Charl- 
towne, one Dwelling house, with a garden plott, scituate in the 
midle row, butting south and west upon the markett place. 

[1O8.] [All sould to Robert Mirriam in the year 1649, 
as apears. Greene. ,] 

Sale made by James Browne of Charltowne unto John Cullick of 
the same towne the tiventiefift ofthefift., 1639. 

James Browne of Charltowne Soulde unto John Cullicke his 

1 In Greene's hand. ED. 

2 In Abraham Palmer's hand to and including page [110.] ED. 



94 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Dwelling house and garden, with all th aptinances, scitnate on the 
south side of the mill hill. 

2. ffive acres of woodland, scituate in mistick feilde, butting 
west upon the Drift way, east upon the land way, bounded on the 
one side by Edward mellowes. 

3. ffifteene acres of woodland by estimation, scituate in mis- 
tick feilde, butting southwest upon Increase Nowell, northeast 
upon Will Nash, bounded on the southeast by Rob. Haukines, and 
on the northwest by Tho Goble. 

4. Two acres of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in mistick marshes, butting north upon a creeke coming out of 
the north river, to the south upon the woodland. 

5. One acre of meaddow by estimation, more or lesse, scituate 
in the south meade, butting east upon the great Cove, to the west 
upon Tho. Richardson, and three milch cow comones and a 
quarter. 



[lO9a] Sale made by Nicolas Davis, sometime of Charton, 
now of Wbobourne, unto John ffissenden of Cambridge, glover, the 
twentie one of the tenth month, 1642. 

Nicolas Davis, some time of Charltowne, Planter, being law- 
fully possessed of six acres of earable land in the line feilde, as 
apeares both by the towne and Court recordes : Hath Barggained 
and soulde by a deeds of sale, under his hand : the said six acres of 
land unto John ffissenden of Cambridge : Glover : To have and to 
houlde to him and his heires for ever : 

In the presence of 

RICH. JACKSON : 
JOHN SILL. 

[11O.] Sale made by George Bunker of Charltown unto Abr. 
Palmer of the sayd towne, the 21. of the sixt mo, 1639. 

George Bunker of Charltowne soulde unto Abr. Palmer of 
Charltowne Tenn acres of woodland, more or lesse, scituate in 
misticke feilde, butting west upon the Drift way, east upon the 
landway, bounded on the north by Tho. Lynde. 

Thomas Ruck, sometime living in Charltowne, soulde unto Abr. 
Palmer of Charltown six acres of land by estimation, scituate in 
the east feilde, together with a Dwelling house and other aptin- 
ances about it, the first of the tenth mo. Ann. 1639. Also three 
acres of meaddow by estimation, scituate at Wilson poynt. 

Edward Mellowes, of Charltowne, soulde unto Abr. Palmer, 
of the sayd towne : one acre of land with a house upon it, scituate 
in the east feilde, butting southwest upon the streete way, and 
bounded on the northwest by Will ffrothingam : 

Also, one acre and haulf of land, rnor or lesse, scituate in the 
same feilde, betwixt Tho. Lynde and Will ffrothingame, Ann 
1639. 

[111.] Sale made by Isaac Cole, Inhabitant in Charltowne, 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 95 

unto M r . Tho Allin, of the same towne, the 25 th of the 3 d Moneth, 
1646: 



I. Isaac Cole, of Charletowne, acknowledge by this to have 
sould vmtoo M r Thomas Allin, of the sayd towne, A parcell of 
land, being ten Acres by estimation, more or less, scitnate in 
misticke feilde. Butting North East upon Walter Pamers land, 
southwest upon Edward Gibbons and Seth Sweetzir, one the north- 
west upon Abraham Pratt, and one the south East upon William 
Bachelor. [5 Akers of these sould to william Bade. Greene.'] 

JOHN GREENE. 

An Acknowledgment ofaguift of Land of Thomas Carter, senior, 
unto his son in Laice, william Greene, lying in ivoeburne. 

Know all men by this presents, that I, Thomas Carter, of Charle- 
towne, senior, doe hereby Acknowledge that I have assigned and 
made over halfe of my Lott which I had lying at woeburn, as well 
halfe that which by Lott I had given mee, as likewise halfe of all 
the other which I bought in the towne aforesayd. The whole Lott 
by estimation, more or lesse, being six score and fifteen Acres : I, 
the foresayd Thomas Carter, doe surrender by this, the halfe of it 
which is threescore and seven Acres add a halfe, unto my son in 
law, william Greene, for him and his heires, to posses without any 
disturbance or molestation from mee or any of myne. In witnes 
wherof I, the sayd Thomas Carter, doe set to my hand this Thirtith 
of the first Moneth, 1647. JOHN GREENE. 

An acknowledgment by Thomas Cartar, senior, of a deed of guift 
of certaine land given unto his son John Cartar, by him, lying at 
woburne the 16 of the 2 moneth, 1648. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Thomas Cartar, senior, 
of Charltowne, doe hereby acknowledge that I have assigned and 
freely and full} 7 given and made over the other halfe of my Lott 
which I had lying at woburne, untoo my son John 1 Cartar, both 
half my Lott which was given mee in the dividint, as alsoe half of 
that which I bought in the same towne, lying by the other ; the 
whole lott, and what was bought, being by estimation six score 
and fifteen Akers, more or less, which as above I have divided and 
given to my son william Greene, and to this my son John Cartar : 
And I, Thomas Cartar, doe surrender the half the foresaj'd land, 
which is three score and seven Akers and a half unto my son John 
Cartar. to bee his and his heigrs for ever, to posses it without lett, 
disturbance, or molestation from mee or myne, or any, by so much 
as I can hinder them : which land Arrable and meadow if any bee 
within the compas of the sayd half lott, this sixty and seven 
Akers and a halfe is bounded southeast by the land of M r In- 
crease Nowell, North East by Edward Convers, Northwest by 
william Greene, and southwest by the Comon. In wittnes heerof 
I the sayd Thomas Cartar have set to my hand to a bill of the 
deed which is in the hands and posession of my son John Cartar, 
written this 20 of the 3 d Moneth, 1648. JOHN GREENE. 

[Page [111] in Greene's hand. ED.] 

1 "John" written over (: Joseph " erased by Greene. ED. 



96 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 



.] Jonathan Wade, sometime of Charltowne, being law- 
fully possesed of tenn acres of land in mistick feilde upon the 
long hill by mistick river : Doth by these presentes sell and hath 
by an act of his under his hand bargained and soulde unto m r 
Thomas allin, Teacher of the Church of Christ in Charltowne : 
the said tenn acres of land, with all the proffites and commodities 
of the same : To have and to houlde : to him and his heires for 
ever In the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred thirtie 
and nine. \_Palmer. ~\ l 

I, Martha Coytmore, widow, acknowledge that I have sonld 
unto John Scott of Charletowne A cowe common of nryne, and I 
am fully payd for it. witness my hand the 3 d of the 3 d moneth, 
1646. JOHN GREENE. 



[1.13.] Sale of Ifous and Land made by william Ayre of 
Charltowne, unto Richard willson of Cambridge, the 24 rt day of the 
1 th Moneth, 1646 : 

Know all men by this presents, that I, william Ayre, of Charl- 
towue Inhabitant: for and in consideration of a sume of money, 
have sould : and by this testify to sell, untoo Richard willson of 
Cambridge, Inhabitant : six Acres of Earable Land and meadowe : 
by estimation more or less, scituate on the southwest syde of 
strawberry Hill : bounded on the Easte by John sybley : one the 
southwest by a highway : And on the North and East by the 
coiiion : with a dwelling House upon it, and all its other appurte- 
nances : Alsoe Thirt} 7 and five Akers of Land, more or less, by 
estimation, scituate in watter feild, butting Northwest upon John 
sybley and Katherine Coytemore : southeast upon Robert shortas, 
bounded on the Northeast by Prudence wilkinson : and on the 
southeast by John Lewis : Alsoe twoo and on quarter Milche 
cowes comons on the stinted comon of Charltown without the neck : 
To have and to hould the sayd Howsing, Lands earrable or Med- 
dow, cowes comons, and the Appurtenances ther untoo belonging; 
by the sayd Richard willson and his heires for ever. In witnes 
hereof I, william Ayre, doe by this acknowledg it this 24 th of the 
7 th Moneth, 1646: 

In the presence of JOHN GREENE. 

Sale of Land made by william Ayre of Charltown, unto Ralph 
Haule of the sayd towne, the 21 th day of the 7 th Moneth, 1646. 

Know all men by this presents, that I, william Ayre of charl- 
town have sould, and by this declare it, untoo Ralph Haul of the 
sayde town, five Acres of Land, more or lesse, lying and scituate 
in mistik feild, Butting North east upon John Green : southwest 
upon Rice Cole, and John Harverd, Bounded on the Northwest by 
Prudence Wilkeyson : and one the southwest by John Lewis : 
To have and to hould and enjoy the sayd five Acres of land and 
the Apurtenances belonging therunto : by the sayd Ralph Haule and 
his heires for ever, this 21 th day of the 7 th Moneth, 1646. 

In the presence of 

JOHN GREENE. 

iFrom here to page [141] inclusive the record is in Greene's hand. ED. 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 97 

[114.] Sale of Land made by Abraham Palmer of charl- 
towne in new England unto John March of the sayd towne, the 5 th 
day of the 12 th Moneth, 1646. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Abraham Palmer of 
Chaiietown, have sould unto John March of the sayd towne, 
seaven Acres and a halfe of land, lying and scituate in Mistike 
feilde : bounded on the south by Edward Harringtons laud, and 
on the North bounded by an other parcell of my owne. land : To 
have and to hould the sayd seaven Acres and a halfe of land and 
the appurtenances theruntoo belonging : by the sayd John March 
and his heires for ever, this 5 th day of the 12 th Moneth, 1646. 

JOHN GREENE. 

In the presence of 

m r INCREASE NOWELL. 



Sale of land made by Benjamin Hubbard, of charletowne, in new 
Engl 1 , unto John March, of the sayd towne, the 17 day of the 2 nd 
Moneth, 1644. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Beniamine Hubbard, of 
Charltown, have sould unto John March, of the sayd towne, one 
Acre of land lying in the East feild, which the sayd Beniamin did 
lately purchas of m r Bunckher. To have and to hould and enioy 
the sayd Acre of land and the apurtenauces therunto belonging to 
him, the sayd John March, and to his heighrs for ever. 

In witnes wherof, I, the said Beniamin Hubbard, have to these 
presents, set my hand this 17 day of the 2 d Mo., Anno Domino 
1644. 

BENIAMIN HUBBARD. 

JOHN GREENE. 

More. I, John March, have bought of the foresayd Abraham 
Palmer twoo Akars and a halfe of Arrable Land, more or lesse, 
joyning to the aforesaid seaven Akers and a halfe of laud Above 
mentioned, which land in all is 10 Akers, more or lesse, is scituated 
on mistik syde, and adioyning on the North syde unto the land of 
James Greene, and at the west its bounded by the comon, at the 
Easte and bounded by the laud of Robert Nash : and on the south 
syde by Harringtons land, the 5 of the 2 d Mo., 1647. 

JOHN GREENE. 

[115.] An exchange of land by m r John Hodges with Ezekile 
Richeson. 

Know all men, That I, John Hodges, have changed with Ezekiell 
Richeson, and given him my 45 Akers of land, scituated in water 
feild, bounded on the North East by Rice Cole. And for the said 
land Ezekiell Richeson hath given mee a lot of medow ground by 
the south syde of the great Pond which lies North east from my 
house. And more, he hath given mee one cow common, which did 
belong to him in chaiis towne ; the lot was 3 Akers, more or less. 

the 29 th of the 1 st Mo., 1647, more, I bought one half Cowes 
common of Edward sturgis, with his house. 

JOHN GREENE. 



98 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

iStfZe of House and land made by George whitehand, of Charle 
toicne, unt > Richard slower, of the so/yd towne, the 25 day <>f the 4 
M>., 1G46. 

Know all m n n by this presents, That I, G-eorg Whithancl, of 
Charltowne, doe by this declare to have sould and doe soil unto 
Richard slower, of the sayd towne, A dwelling House, scituate 
without the neck one the mayne, with a Barn and shop and other 
out Howsing, with 2 Akers of land, more or lesse, lying and ad- 
ioyning to the House, with 2 Cowes commons and one hay lot 
ioyning to the planting ground of Tho : Caule. on mistiksydc. And 
I, Georg whithand, do acknowledg my self to bee fully payd and 
satisfyed tharfore,- And I resigue all this abovsaycl hous, howsing, 
land, and Cowes Common, to remaine and to appertains to the 
sayd Richard stower, and to his heires for ever. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Sale of Land made by John syblij unto John Greene, the 20 th of 
the 3 d Jfo.,1647. 

Know all men by this present, That I, John sybly, of charltown, 
doe sell and by this declare it unto John Green, senior, ten Akers 
of wood land, more or lesse, scituate in Mistik feild, butting north 
east upon Robert Long, southwest upon John woolrich and Pru- 
dence wilkison, one the Northwest by Katherin coitmore, and on 
the southeast by Ed. Johnson. And I do acknowledg myself to 
be fully satisfied and payd therfore, the day and date above 
written. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of a House and the Apurtenances pertaining 
theruntoo of Grace Smith, Inhabitant in c/iarle town, u-tto John 
Peerce of London, seaman, in manner and as followvth: 

Know all men by this presents, that I, Grace Smith, widdow : 
late wife of Thomas Smith of charltowne, deceased, doe acknowl- 
edg that I have sould and am fully payd for it, A House, yeard 
and garden, all joyning and being together, scituate in charle towne, 
unto John Peerce of London, Marriner : which house, yeard and 
garden, did formerly belong unto Isaac Cole, carpenter, of the 
same town, who sould it all afore named and was fully payd for it, 
unto Thomas Smith, above named, which house and ground is on 
the one syde bounded by a vacant peace of Ground wherin is a 
comon well on the west syde, and one the East syde by John 
waffes house, by the street one the south syde, and by James 
Brouns ground one the North syde : which House, Howsing, yeard 
and garden doth belong unto the sayd John Peerce, with all due ap- 
purtenances thertoo belonging, and his heighers for ever as his 
.lawfull and due purchase, bought with his money of the sayd wid- 
dow Grace Smith, to whom it did belong, and she did and her hus- 
band buy it of Isaac Cole who first built it, whom she fully hath 
payed for it. This house, yerd, garden, being the sayd John 
Peerces and his heires to have and to hould for ever : 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 99 

Acknowledged before m r Increase Nowell, and acknowledged by 
Grace smith unto John Greene as by the covenant apeareth 
the 15 th of the 5 th Moneth, 1648. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A sale of land of Thomas Brigden untoo samuell Ricliison the 
21 th of the II th Mo: 1647. 

Know all men by this presents, that I, Thomas Brigden, of charl- 
town, doe acknowledge that I have sould and doe sell unto samuell 
Richeson of woburn, A parcell of Arrable Land, being five and 
twenty Akers, more or lesse, lying and scituate in woeburn : 
bounded on the North by Samuell Richesons land, on the south by 
Robert Hale, on the Easte by chaiitown comon, And by Jones 
river on the west, And I acknowledge my self to be fully payd 
therfore, And by this I resign unto the sayd samuell all my title, 
right, and interest thertoo unto him and his heighrs for ever, this 
21 th day of the 11 th Moneth, 1647. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of a House and a garden in charltowne, By George Bunker 
unto Phinias Prat, the 20 <ft of the 3 d month, 1648. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, George Bunker, In- 
habitant in charltowne, have sould, assigned, and set over, and by 
this declare that I doe sell, assigne and set over unto Phinias Prat, 
inhabitant, in the same towne, A House or Tenement with a gar- 
den to it adioyning : which house and garden stands and is scituate 
in charltowne in the great through fare street which goes from the 
Neck of land into the market place, this house arid garden stands 
right over against the wa}^ that goes up to the windmill hill, and 
that way which goes intoo elbow lane, the house is bounded on the 
front by the street way or by the west, and the house and garden 
is bounded East by the back street which goes to the pitt where 
the Beasts drinke, and where the Creek begins which runs on the 
back syde of the maiors garden into Charls River, and it is bounded 
Northward by samuell Howard, and southward by Thomas Carter, 
senior : Alsoe, I, Georg Bunker, doe acknowledg my selfe to 
bee fully payd and satisfied for this sayd hous and garden, And I 
doe heer by resigne all my Right, Titell, and interest unto the sayd 
house and garden unto the sayd Phinias Prat to be his and his 
heigres for ever. 

JOHN GREENE. 

[117.] A sale of land made by Obadiah Wood of Charl- 
towne untoo Joseph Carter of the same toiune Inhabitant, the 13 day 
of the 2 d Mo., 1646. 

Know all men by this presents, That I, obadiah wood, inhabi- 
tant in charletown, have sould, and by this declare it; unto 
Joseph Carter of the sayd town, five Akers of Arrable Land, more 
or lesse, lying in mistike feild, Bounded on the East by Abrah : 
Hill, on the west by William smith, on the North by the Rayles, 
on the south by m r Richard Russels 20 Akers Lott, the sayd Joseph 
carter to have and to hould the sayd five Akers, with all Apurten- 
ances, for him and his heirs for ever. JOHN GREENE. 



100 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

A sale of a House in Charletowne made by Alice Hubberd of the 
same toivne untoo John Greene, the 22 th of the W th Monetli, 1645. 

Bee it knowen untoo all men by this presents, That I, Alice Hub- 
berd, the wife of Beniamine Hubberd, inhabitant in charltowne. 
Doe by this Acknowledg to have sould unto John Greene, senio r , 
A House in chaiitown, next to william Bachelers house, for the 
sume of 14 pounds. And I confes my selfe to bee fully satisfied 
and payed for the same. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A sale of a house and land by Richard Wilson of Boston unto 
francis Grissell of charltowne, the 16 of the first Moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Richard wilson of Boston, 
in New England, doe by this declare that I have bargained with 
and sould unto francis Grissell of Charltowne A dwelling house 
with an orchard and other housing, pertaining to the house, which 
is all scituate and lying at the west end of the towne, near the 
way to Carnbridg ; it is bounded by the comon on all sydes, but 
next to Thomas Goble on the Easte S}Tle, and on the west by a 
creek. 

Also two Akers of meddow land, more or lesse, bounded on 
the Easte by the comon, on the west by the creek, on the south by 
Richard Palgrave, and on the north by Thomas Peirce. 

Also, eaight Akers of planting land, more or less, scituate in the 
feilde next Cambridg line, bounded west by Thomas Goble, Easte, 
by the Lower feild, and south by Thomas Goble, north by Edward 
Mellows. 

Alsoe twoo Akars of planting land, more or less, scituate in 
the same feild, bounded south and North by Edward Mellows 
west by Thomas Goble, and Easte by the lower feild. 

Also two cowes comons on the stinted comon of charltowne. 

The sayd francis Grissell to have and to hould the foresa} T d 
housing, orchard, meddow, planting land, and cows conkms, to 
him and his heigrs for ever. This all pertained unto John Greene 
formerly, of whom I, Richard Willson, bought it. In witness of 
this sale I, Richard Wilison, have set to my hand to a copy hereof 
in the presence of m r Increase Nowell, the day and date above 
written. 

JOHN GREENE. 

[118.] A sale of a cows comon by Abraham Hill unto John 
Gould, both of charltowne, the 24? day of the first Moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Abraham Hill of Charl- 
town, have sould and doe sell unto John Gould, of the same 
towne, half a cows comon, which lyes upon the stinted comou, and 
which was given mee by the towne, and I acknowledge my self to 
be payd and fully satisfied for the same. And I cloe heerby resigue 
up all my right, titell, and interest in the sayd half cow comon, to 
be the sayd John Goulds and his heigrs for ever, as apears by a 
bill of my hand, which I have given to the sayd John Gould the 
day and date above written. 

JOHN GREENE. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 101 

A sale of Land by Gardy James to Rowland Lay/iorn, both of 
Charltowne, the 28 th day of the first moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Gardy James, Inhabi- 
tant in Charltowu, have sould, assigned, and set over unto Row- 
land Lay horn, of Charltowu aforesayd, A lott of five Akers of 
arrable Land, be there more or lesse : being 'half the ten Aker 
Lott which I, Gardy James, bought of John Power, hosier, who 
had it of William Mirable, and he had it of Georg. Michell, who 
had it of William Learned, which was the first proprietor of the 
sayd ten Akers, it being given him by the Towne in the first 
dividing of the Land of charltown on mistik syde, which five aker 
of Land is lying and scituate on mistike S}~de, among the five aker 
Lotts, which five akers aforesayd lyes towards the south syde of 
the aforesayd ten Akers ; adioyning on the North syde unto Rich- 
ard Pratt, who is the owner of the other part of the ten Akers 
above mentioned, And it is bounded south by Thomas Brigden, 
East by William Johnson, west by the salt marsh meddows : which 
foresayd five Akers, more or lesse, I, Gardy James, confess my- 
selfe to be fully payd and satisfied for. And I doe hereby resigne 
unto the sayd Rowland La}'horn all my right, Titell, and interest 
in the same to be his and his heigres for ever, wittnes my hand to 
the copy hereof in the hands of Rowland Layhorn. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of Land by Ralph Hall unto William Luddington, both of 
Charletowne, the 10 th day of the W th moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Ralph Hall, of Charl- 
towne, in New England, Pipe stave maker, for a certaine valluable 
consideration by mee in hand Received, by which I doe acknowl- 
edge my selfe to be fully satisfied, and payed, and contented: 
Have bargained, sould, given, and granted, and doe by these 
presents Bargaine, sell, give, and grant unto william Louddington, 
of Charlstowne aforesayd, Weaver, Twenty Achors of Land, more 
or less, scituate, Lying, and Beeing in Maulden, That is to say, 
fifteen Acres of Land, more or less, which I, the sayd Ralph, for- 
merly purchased at the hand of Thomas Peirce, of Charltowne, 
senio r , Bounded on the Northwest by the land of M r . Palgrave, 
Phisition, on the Northeast by the Lands of John Sybly, on the 
South Easte by the Lands of James Hubbert, and on the south 
west by the Laud of widdow Coale, And the other five Acres 
herein mencioned sould to the sayd William, Are five Acres, more 
or less, bounded on the southeast by the Land of Widdow Coale, 
aforesayd, on the southwest by Thomas Grover and Thomas Os- 
borne, Northeast by the Ground of Thomas Molton, and North- 
west by the forsayde fifeteen Acres : which five Acres I formerly 
purchased of m r . John Hodges, of Charltowne. To Have 
and to hould the sayd fifeteen Acres, and five Acres of Lands, with 
all the Appurtenances and priviledges thereoff To Him, the sayd 
William Luddiugton, his heigres and Assignes for ever : And by 
mee, the sayd Ralph Hall, and Mary my wiffe, to bee bargained, 
sould, given, and confirmed unto him, the sayd william, and his 
heigres and Assignes for him, and them peasable and quietly to 



102 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

posses, inioy, and improve to his and their owno proper use and 
usses for ever, and the same by us l)y vertue hereoft to bee war- 
rantedtised (s?'c), mayntaiucd, and defended from any other per- 
son or persons hereafter Laying clayme to the same by any former 
contract or Agreement conserning the same : In wittness wherof, 
I, the sayd Ralph Hall, with Mary my wiffe, for our selves, our 
heires, executors and Administrators, have hereuutoo sett our hands 
and seales. Dated this Tenth day of December, 1649. 

This is Testified before the worshipfull M r . Richard Bellingham. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[119.] A sale of Hotcsing and Land by Sarah Power, unto 
Gardy James ofcharletoiune, the 3 d Day of the W th Monet?), 1645. 

Be it knowen unto all men by these presents, that I, Sarah 
Power, Inhabitant in New England, in the towne of Charletowne, 
being Authorized and ordained to make sale of my husband John 
Powers, howsing and lands in the aforesa}*dtowne, as by Letter of 
Atturney appeareth : I the foresaid Sarah Power, hereby testify 
that I have bargained and soulde unto Gardy James, of the sayd 
towne, one dwelling House and the Appurtenances theruntoo be- 
longing, together with five Akers of planting Land, more or lesse, 
lying by and adioyning to the same House : And the sayd Sarah 
Power in behalf e of her husband, doth covenant and Promise 
too and with the sayd Gardy James, his heirs, executors, adminis- 
trators and assighnes, that they shall or may lawfully and quietly 
hould, occupy, and enioy the foresayd premises without any Inter- 
rupting off or by the sayd John Power, or any of those that have 
been formerly owners of the same : Arid further, he sayd sarah 
Power, in the Absence of her husband, doth hereby Ackuowledg 
my self to bee fully satisfied and paycl for all the Abovsayd bar- 
game and premises by the sayd Gardy James : In wittnes wherof 
I the saj'd Sarah Power have set too my hand and scale the 3 d 
December, 1645. 

JOHN GREENE. 

An Acknowledgment of a sale by William Roberts of wapping in 
ould England unto William Kilcop of charltowne in new England, 
of A House and Land, scituate in the sayd charletoivne, the 8 Monetli 
the IS day, 1646. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, William Roberts of 
wapping, in the County of Middlesexe, wine cooper, doe acknowl- 
edge myself to give unto William Kilcop, sive maker of charle- 
towne, in new England, in the Continent of America, a generall 
Acquitance of the receit of all the money which was due unto 
Mathew Avery or his Assignes, conforming a certaine house and land 
scituate near to M r Hodges his poynt, in the sayd parish of charles- 
towne, Hee surrendering up his receits of the payments of the 
sayd money being forty and eaight not being paycl unto the right 
owner, I the sayd William Roberts being the right owner of the 
sayd monyes, doth fully by this free him of all trouble hereafter, 
conforming the payement of the sayd money, he giving mee the 
sayd bills that I may know how to demand my mouy of them. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 103 

Againe, having receaved it by virtue of letters of atturny, wit- 
ness my hand this 18 th day of the 8 th Moneth, 1646. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[12O.] A sale of Land by William Roberts unto Rowland 
Layhorn, both of charlrtown, the 29 th of the I st moneth, 1648. 

Know all men. by this presents* that I, William Roberts, have 
sould and doe sell unto Rowland Langhoru five Akers of meddow 
by estimation, more or lesse, lying and scitnate in mistik marshes, 
butting west upon the North River, east upon the woodland, on 
the south by George Bunker, and on the North by Tho. Chubbock 
or John Brimsmead, And alsoe I, William Roberts, doe declare 
by this that I doe sell unto the sayd Rowland Langhorn fifteen 
Akers of arrable Land, lying on mistike syde, which is A part of 
five and twenty Akers of inyne : all which is bounded south east 
upon Tho. Lyne and Georg Hutcheson, south west upon the re- 
served land, north west by Daniell Shepherdson. and southeast by 
Thomas Moulton, And I, william Roberts, doe by this resighn all 
my right, title, apd interest in the sayd medow and upland afour 
mentioned unto the sayd Rowland Layhorn and his heires for ever ; 
wittness my hand to the bill in his hands this present the 29 th day 
day of the 1 st moneth, 1648. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of house and Land by Richard Willson, Mason, of Cam- 
bridg, unto George Hodgshon of Cambridg, the House and Land 
lying and scituate in Chaiitowi.e, at the tvest end thereof, made the 
8 <A day of the 8 th Mo: 1647, As folio weth : 

This wituesscth that Georg Hodgshon of Cambridge hath bought 
of Richard willson, Mason, of Cambridg, A House and an orchard 
and Lots of Meadow and upland ioyning to the house, which is 
scituate in charltowne, at the west end therof : on the one syde 
bounded by John Sybley. and on the other syde by the highway 
and the coiiiou. Alsoe all the priviledges apertaining thertoo, As 
2 Cowes comoiis : also liberty es to cutt wood on the comon, to 
be used about the sayd hous and grounds, also the Lot on mistik 
syde of about 35 Akers, with what apurtenances els belongs to 
the sayd house and ground which the sayd Richard bough of m r 
Aier, who married the wife of m r John wooliych, whose house it was 
formerly : It is all to be and to belong unto the sayd Georg 
Hodgshou and his heirs for ever. And the sayd Richard hath 
given the sa}"d Georg full and lav,;': ill possesion of all the premises. 
In wittncs here of botli the sayd parties have set to their hands 
and scales the day and date above written. 

JOHN GREENE. 



.] A sale of 3 Akers of Land by Georg Felch unto James 
Barrel. 

Know all men by this presents, that I, Georg Felch, Inhabitant 
in Charltown, on miistike syde, doe by this acknowledge that 1 have 
sould, and am fully payd for it, unto James Barret, of the same 



104 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

town, three Akers of Arrable land, more or lesse, which I bought 
of ffraucis Mills, which sayd land lyes on mistik syde, within the 
rayles, bounded on the east syde by Richard Kettell, and by the 
cuntry high way on the west syde, bounded on the North b} 7 Ed- 
ward Carrinton and on the south by A high way. And the sayd 
James Barret is to enioy and to hould the sayd three Akers of land 
for him and his heighrs for ever. 

In witues hereof, I, Georg ffelch, have set my hand to a bill of 
sale of the same, the 26 th day of the 3 d Moneth, 1648. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of a Cows Comon by James Pemberton unto Robert Hale. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, James Pembertoii, in- 
habitant in Charltown, on mistik syde, doe hereby acknowledge that 
I have sould and doe sell untoo Robert Hale, of Charltown, one 
cow comon, of the stinted comon, without the Neck, to be his and 
his heighrs 'for ever: and I doe acknowledg my self to bee fully 
satisfied, and payed for the same, as dos apear by a bill I have de- 
livered to him with my mark theruntoo, this 12 th day of the 3 d 
Moneth, 1648. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A sale of land betweene Georg ffelch and Gardy James. 

Know all men by these presents , that I, Georg Felch, of Charl- 
town, doe acknowledge that I have sould unto Gardy James, of 
the same towne, half my Ten Aker Lott, l}'ing on mistik syde, the 
other halfe of which Lott my mother Wilkinson occupieth and en- 
ioy eth, And I doe hereby acknowledge my self to be fully payed 
and satisfied therfore, And I doe heerby resign over all my right, 
titell, and interest in the sayd half ten Aker Lott, unto the sayd 
Gardy James, to bee his and his heigres for ever. 

witnes my hand, this 1 st day of the 2 d Mo., 1649. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of a marsh Lott by Edward Hurst vnto Richard 
Temple, both of charltowne. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Edward Hurst, doe by 
this "declare that I have sould unto Richard Temple A marsh hay 
lott, being twoo Akers, more or less, scituate on charltown stinted 
comon : bounded on the west by Powell's farme, on the East by 
Rice Morris, on the south by the River, and on the North b\ T the 
comon. And I, Edward Hurst, doe acknowledg my self to be payed 
and fully satisfied for the same, and hereby testify that I doe sur- 
render all the forementioned Lott unto Richard Temple, to be his 
and his heighrs for ever, without let or molestation from rnee or any 
of myne for ever, written the 2 d of the 12 <J1 Moneth, 1648. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A sale of a, dwelling house and 3 Akers of land by Richard Kettell 
unto Richard Temple, both of charltowne. 

Know all men by this presents, That T, Richard Kettell, doe by 
this declare that I have sould unto Richard Temple one dwelling 



CHARLESTOWN LAND EECOKDS. 105 

house, with a garden plott of half an Aker about it, scituatt on 
the stinted comon of charltowne : Richard Palgraves meddow 
nearest to it on one syde, and Rice Morris his house one the other 
syde. Powells farme on the North syde and the comon on the 
south syde : Also, 3 Akers more or less, lying at the upper end of 
the great f eild over the creek : butting south easte towards the high 
way to cambridg, southwest to cambridg line, and east to John 
Sybley : And I, Richard Kettell, doe hereby acknowledg my self to 
bee paycl and fully satisfied for the same, and doe surrender to 
Richard Temple all my right and Title thertoo unto him to bee his 
and his heighrs for ever, without let or molestation from mee or 
any of myne : written the 2 d day of the 12 th Moneth, 1648. 

JOHN GREENE. . 

A sale of a house, garden and barne, by Peircis Bridges , widdow 
of William Bridges: unto Richard Temple, "both of charltowne. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Peircis Bridges, 
doe heerby declare to have sould unto Richard Temple, one dwell- 
ing house and a Barn, And half an Aker of ground, more or less, 
scituate on the stinted comon of Charltowne : being between 
Richard Kettell, and m r Palgraves meddow, and Powells farme on 
the North syde : being round encompassed by the comon : And I, 
Peircis Bridges, doe hereby acknowledg my self to be fully payd 
and satisfied therfore, And I hereby doe surrender unto Richard 
Temple all my right and title thertoo unto him to bee his and his 
heighrs for ever, without lett or molestation from mee or any of 
myne : written the 2 d day of the 12 th Moneth, 1648. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A sale of three Cows Comons by M r Thomas Allen untoo Richard 
Lowden. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Thomas Allen, of charl- 
town, doe hereby declare to have sould, and I am fully payd for 
them, untoo Richard Lowden, 3 cows comons scituate on the stinted 
Comon of Charltowne : which did formerly belong to m r Pratt, 
deseased, which 3 cows comons I doe by this surrender to be the 
sayd Richard Lowdens, and his heigrs for ever : written the 24 th 
day of the 12 th Moneth, 1648. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of twoo cow comons by M r Zachary Syms to 
John Barrage, the 24'* day of the first Moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Zechary symms, of Charl- 
town, have sould, and by this declare it, untoo John Barrage, of 
the same town, twoo cows comons, lying and scituate on the 
stinted comon, without the Neck, which were given mee in the 
divident of that comon ; and I acknowledg my self to be fully 
payd and satisfied for them, And I doe hereby resigne all my 
right, t it-lie, and interest in the sayd twoo comons to be John 
Barrage and his heigres for ever, as I have written under my owue 
hand which he hath. 

JOHN GREENE. 



106 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

A sale of a house a yeard and garden, of Edward Larkin, 
Turner, of Charltowne, unto John Gove of the sayd towm, the 29'* of 
September, 1647. 

Bee it known unto all men by these presents, that I, Edward Larkin, 
of Chaiitowne, Turner, for and in consideration of Tenn pounds in 
hand received, have bargained and sould unto John Gove, of the 
Towne aforesayd, one Tennement or dwelling house, with all the 
Appurtenences as yeard, garden, and fences belonging to the 
same, To have and to hould the sayd house and Land, with the 
Appurtenance therunto belonging, to the sayd John Gove, his 
heire and Assignes for ever : And the sayd Edward Larkin, being 
the true and right owner of the same, doe covenant, and promise 
That the premises, and every parcell therof, now bee and soe shall 
continue cleerly discharged and exonerated of and from all other 
former bargaines what soever : And the sayd Edward Larkiu doth 
covenant to give the sayd John Gove, or his assigne, full and free 
possession upon the first of March next ensueing the date hereof. 
In wittues wherof I have set too my hand and seale as appeareth 
in the coppy of the sale, 'this 29 th of September, 1647. 

Acknowledged before m r Increase Nowell, the 28 th of the 2 d 
Moneth, 1649. 

JOHN GREENE. 

the bill of sale was sealed and delivered in the presence of us, 

EDWARD MELLOWES, 
SAMUELL CARTTER. 

A sale of a cow comon by M r Zachary Syms unto Richard Har- 
rington, the 2 d of the 7 th Mo., 1648. 

I, Zachary Symms, doe heerby certifye all to whom it may con- 
sern : that I have sould untoo Richard Harrington one of my cow 
comous, which was given race in the divident of the comon : and 
I am fully payd and satisfied therfore, as apears under my hand 
which he hath, And I doe heerby resigne all my right, titell, and 
interest .in the same cow comon unto the sayd Richard Harrington, 
to bee his and his heigres for ever : written the 2 1 th day of the 3 d 
Moneth, 1649. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of twenty Akers of Arrable Land, by m r ffmncis 
Willougliby, unto william Bucknam, the seaventeenth day of the 
third moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, ffrancis willoughby, In- 
habitant in Chaiitowne, doe by this Acknowledge that I have sould, 
and I am fully satisfied for it, unto william Buckiiam, of the same 
town, Inhabitant, A parcell of Land Arrable : of twenty Akers, 
more or lesse, lying and being scituate on mistike syde : Bounded 
on the south by m r . Thomas Allen, on the North by william Phil- 
lips : and on the west by m r . Richard Russell : and on the East by 
william Sargeant : and I, ffrancis willoughby, doe heerby Resigne- 
all my Right, Tytell, and Interest in the foresayd twenty Akers 



CHARLESTOWN LAND EECORDS. 107 

of Land untoo william Bucknam, to bee his and his Heighrs for ever : 
As appears by a coppy of this sale delivered unto william Bueknam 
with my owne hand thertoo. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A sale of twoo march lotts by william stilson, of Charltown, unto 
Richard Harrington, of the same towne, the 22 th of the 3 d Moneth, 
1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, William stilson, Inhabi- 
tant of Charltowne, in New England, doe by this acknowledge that 
I have sould unto Richard Harrington, of the same towne, twoo 
Akers of meddow, more or lesse (which I bought of Samuell Riche- 
son) , which is lying and scituate in mistik marshes, Bounded west 
by the upland. East by Edward Jones, south by the upland, and 
North by the widdow Wilkius : 

And I. william stillson, doe declare that I am fully payd and 
satisfied for the same : and I doe hereby Resigne all my Right, Ti- 
tell, and Interest in the foresayd twoo Akers, more or lesse, unto 
the sayd Richard Harrington, to be his and his heigres for ever. 

Wittues my hand to a writting the day and date above written. 

More there is sould by mee, William stillson, at the same tyme, 
unto the sa}?d Richard Harrington, A peece of upland ground ty- 
ing at HadlocVs poyut, at high-watter marke, being five pole in the 
front at high water on the south syde, and one the North syde three 
pole, and alsoe on the east and west sydes three poles ; it lies be- 
tween Robert Long, senio rs , meadow, and william stillson' s owne 
upland. 

And I, william stilson, doe acknowledge my self, to be fully sat- 
isfied therefore, and hereby resigne all my Right, Titell, and Inter- 
est in the sa} T d Land unto Richard Harrington, to be his and his 
heigres for ever, wittness my hand to a writting he has the daj' and 
date above written. JOHN GREENE. 

A sale by Robert Cole, Marriner, unto Arrold Cole, tvidow, his 
mother, both of Charltowne, in New England, the 12 th of the 8 at month, 
1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Robert Cole, marriner, 
Inhabitant in Charltowne, New England, doe hereby declare that I 
have Resigned, and doe resigue unto my mother, Arrold Cole, all 
my part off and all my Right, Titell, and Interest In, the twoo 
Akers of meadow Land, and one cow coinon, which did ioyntly 
belong unto us both, which meadow Land lyes and is scituate in 
the Valey of the Easte feild, at the head of the swamp, Bounded 
one the Easte by Robert Cutler and A highway, on the west by wil- 
liam Bacheler, on the North by Thomas Lynde, and one the south 
by Thomas Carter, And I hereby resigne it all unto my sayd 
mother, to bee hers and her heires for Ever. In witness hecr off, I, 
with my wiffe, Philip Cole, have sett to our hand, this twelvth day 
of the eaighth moneth, A thousand six hundred forty nine. 

This was Testified before M r . Increase Nowell, Magistrate, the 
day above written. 

JOHN GREENE. 



108 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

[135.] A sale of House and Barne, with Garden or Ground 
pertayning therunto, by John Gould, Inhabitant in Charltowne, unto 
Gualter Edmonds of the same towne, this tenth of the 3 mo., 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, John Gould, Inhabitant 
in Charltowne, for and in the consideration of a certain same of 
money, have sould and by this declare that I doe sell, unto Gualter 
Edmonds, of the same towue, one dwelling-house with a Barue and 
a Garden, Being half an Aker of Ground, more or lesse, whereon 
the sayd House, and Barn are scituated, which House, Barn, and 
Land, stands, lies, and is scituated within Charltown, and nere the 
windmill hill of the said towne ; And this House, Barn, and Gar- 
den Ground, is Bounded on the North by the mill Hill, on the west 
by the high street, and on the south by the mill hill, and on the 
Northeast By Robert Cutler, Harman Garret, and John March. 

More, I, John Gould have sould, and doe sell, unto the sayd 
Gualter Edmonds one cows comon (which was given mee in the 
divident) and one halfe cows comon, which I bought of Abraham 
Hill, both lying and scituate on the stinted comon without chaii- 
towne Neck, &C. 1 

JOHN GREENE. 



Arrold Cole, widow, and her son, Robert Cole : land within charier- 
town Neck unto Richard Lowdon, of the same towne, the 19 th of the 
8 th moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that wee, Arrold Cole, widow, 
And Robert Cole, marriner, both Inhabitants in charletowne, doe 
hereby declare that we have sold and doe sell unto Richard Low- 
den, of the same towne, Halfe of the twoo Akers of meadow land 
belonging unto us, lying in the valey of the East feild at the head of 
the swamp : which Land is Bounded on the East by Robert Cutler 
and a highway : and on the west by William Bacheler, and on the 
North by Thomas Lyne, and on the south by Thomas Carter. 
&c., &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A Resignation of sertaine Land within charletotvne Neck by Robert 
Cole, marriner, unto his mother, Arrold Cole, both of charletowne, 
the, 19 of the 8 moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Robert Cole, marriner, 
Inhabitant in charltowne doo hereby declare That I have resigned, 
and doe resigne, unto my mother Arrold Cole, all my part off : 
And all my Right, Titell, and interests in the twoo Akers of 
meadow land and one cow comon, which did ioyntly belong unto 
us both, which meadow Land Lies and is scituate in the valey of 
the East feild at the head of the swamp, Bounded on the East by 
Robert Cutler and a highway, on the west b} 7 william Bachelor, on 
the North by Thomas Lyne, and on the south by Thomas Carter. 
'And I, Robert Cole, doe resigne it unto my mother, Arrold Cole, 
to bee hers and her heigrs for ever. 

JOHN GREENE. 

1 In order to save space, the following deeds have been abbreviated by omitting the 
merely formal portions, the habendum and warranty clauses, etc. The titles are also 
condensed. ED. 



CHARLESTOWX LAND RECOEDS. 109 

Thomas wilder unto Gardy James, the 15 of the 
8 th month. 1647. 6 of these. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Thomas wilder, of 
Chaiitowne have sould, and by this declare it, unto Gardy James, 
of the same towne, one hay lott, lying and scitnate in the high 
marshes, which lotts bounds up to M r winthrops orchard : And I, 
Thomas wilder, doe acknowledg my selfe to be satisfied and fully 
payd therfore. 

Also I, Thomas Wilder, have sould unto Gardy James halfe a 
fresh meaddow lott, lying at the west end of chaiitowne, and its 
fenced out of the comon. And I, Thomas wilder, doe acknowledg 
my selfe to be fully payd and satisfied for the same, And I doe 
hereby resigne all my titles, Rights, and Interests in the sayd hay 
lott, and in the sayd halfe fresh meadow lott unto the sayd Gardy 
James, to bee his and his heigres for ever. Wittnes my hand to 
the coppy of the sale the day and date above writen. 

JOHN GREENE. 



John Roper untoo Gardy James, the 4 day of the II th month, 
1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, John Roper, Carpenter 
Inhabitant in charltown, doo acknowledg to have sould untoo 
Gardy James of the same towne, Twoo Akers and a halfe of 
meadow and broken up land, more or lesse, lying in the feild with- 
out the Neck, bounded North east upon mistik ferry and River) 
and south upon the stinted Coinon, for which twoo Akers and a 
halfe of Land I, John Roper, doe acknowledg my Selfe to bee fully 
satisfied and payd. And I doe hereby Resigne all my Rights, 
Tittells and Interests therein unto the sayd Gardy James and his 
heigres for ever, wittness my hand to the paper of the sale 
hereof : 

JOHN GREENE. 



Robert Haukins unto Gardy James, 28'* of the second month, 
1646. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Robert Haukins, Inhabi- 
tant in charltowne, have sould, and by this declare, that I am fully 
satisfied and payd therefore : four cows comons, lying on the stinted 
Comou in chaiietowne, without the Neck, And I doe hereby 
Resigne all my Rights, Tittells, and Interests in the same 4 cows 
comons, unto the sayd Gardy James, to bee his and his heigrs for 
ever : wittues my hand to the paper of the sale hereof, the day and 
date hereabove written, all not p. 

JOHN GREENE. 
6 of them. 



Know all men by these presents^ that wheras there was A grant 
by the select townsmen, in the year 1642, unto Richard Lowdon, 
of a cows marsh Lott, being an Aker more or lesse, which Lott is 
lying and scituate one mistik marshes, over Against Charltowne 



110 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Neck : It being bounded on the North nor west by a great Creek, 
and on the Northeast by John March, And its bounded south and 
East by mistik River : This graunt was renued and continued to him 
and his heigrs for ever By the Select Townsmen of charltown the 
10 th day of the 10 th month, 1649. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Mr* Alice Barnard, the ivife of M r william Barnard, 
unto Abraham Jaquith, both of Charletowne, the 23' A of the twelfth 
moneth, 1648. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Alice Barnard, the wife 
of M r> William Barnard, of Charltowne, doe acknowledg that I have 
sould, and am fully payed therefore, unto Abraham Jaquith, one 
house, scituate without the Neck, which once pertained to Ezekiell 
Richeson, with a parcell of land lying within and between the 
upper corner post of the house, and riming with a straight line to 
the Garden of the aforesayd Abraham Jaquith, which house, land 
and all the Apurtenances thertoo pertaining, I, Alice Barnard, 
with the consent and in the behalfe of my husband, M r William 
Barnard, doe hereby Resigne all my Right, titles and Interests, and 
my husband's, or any from us, unto the sayd Abraham Jaquith, to 
be his and his heigrs for ever. 

As apeareth by my hand set to the paper of the sale, in the 
presence of M r Increase Nowel, the 17 th of the 10 th moneth, 
1649. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Joseph Cartar unto Jacob Greene, 19 <A day of the ll a moneth, 
1649 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Joseph Cartar, of Charl- 
towne, in New England, have sould, and by this declare that I 
doe sell unto Jacob Greene of the same tome, five Akers of 
planting Land, more or lesse, lying and scituate in mistik feild : 
Bounded on the East by Abraham Hill, and on the west by william 
smith, .which now is Jacob Greenes land, on the North by the 
ould raile fence that was, and one the south by m r - Richard Rus- 
sell, And I, Joseph cartar, doe acknowledge my self to bee fully 
satisfied and payed therefore, And I resigne all my Rights, titells, 
and Interests in the sayd Land, unto the sayd Jacob Greene, to 
bee his and his heigres for ever : as apeareth by my hand to the 
paper of the sale wherunto my hand or mark is sett in the pres- 
ence of M r - Increase No well. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Manis Sally unto Jacob Greene, both of Charlestown the 19'* day 
of the II th moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Manis Sally, have sould 
for a certaine sunie considerable, and by this declare that I doe 
sell unto Jacob Greene (A parcell of Arrable Land which I for- 
merly bought of william Mirrable), scituate and lying on mistike 
syde, Being ten Akers more or fesse, Bounded North by Thomas 
Graves, south by Jacob Greenes owne Land which he bought of 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. Ill 

Joseph Cartar, East by the ould fence that was or Railes, and 
John Wilkeson, and west by m r - Richard Russell, And I, Mains 
Salty, doe acknowledge my selfe to bee fully payd and satisfied for 
the same, and I doe hereb}' resigne over unto the sa}'d Jacob 
Greene all my Rights, titells, and interests in the sayd parcell of 
land to bee his and his heigres for ever, As apeareth by my hand 
to the paper of the sale, wherunto my mark is sett in the pres- 
ence of m r - Increase Nowell. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Ralph, ivoory unto Jacob Greene, l tn of the 4' A mo: 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Ralph woory, Inhabitant 
in Charitown, have sould and doe by this declare it, A House, 
yeard and the apurtenances, standing in charltown, unto Jacob 
Greene, for the sume of twenty and five pounds, which House 
stands nere the Comon fery, bounded by the sayd Ralph woory on 
twoo syds, and by william smith on another syde, And I, Ralph 
woory, doe coufes I am fully payd and satisfied by the sayd Jacob 
Greene for the same, And doe hereby Resigne all my Rights. 
Titells, and Interests in the same, to bee the sayd Jacob Greenes 
and his heigrs for ever. As witnesseth a bill of my hand, which 
M r Increase Nowell hath scene and set to his hand as wittness 
thereunto, the seventh of the fourth moneth, 1649. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[138.] John Trumble unto Joseph Cat tar, the eaigliteentli clay 
of the ll' h moneth, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, John Trumble of charl- 
towne, marriner, doc by this acknowledg that I have sould and doe 
sell unto Joseph Cartar, currier, of the same towne, one half e Aker 
of Plow laud, more or lesse, lying in the great feild nere to the 
Towne : which ground is bounded with the Lands of John Scott on 
the south east : And with the highway on the North east, and w.ith 
the Lands of John Trumble, which were M r William Barnards on 
the south west, &c., &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A Resignation and gnift of certaine Land: by Thomas Cartar 
senid 1 ' unto John Canar, his son, of wooburn: 20 th of the 12 th 
month, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Thomas Cartar, Black 
smith, Inhabitant in chaiitowne, have resigned, and by this doe 
declare it, that I doe resigne and freely give over unto my son 
John Cartar of wooburn, all my Rights, Titells : and Interests : 
from my self, my heigrs, executors or assignes : In A certaine 
parcell of Land Arrable or meadow amounting to the number of 
three score and seaven Akers and a halfe, which was halfe of my 
Lott and purchase which was given mee, and which I have bought 
and payd for : all which Land Arrable or meadow lyes and is scit- 
uate within the presincts of the towne of wooburn : all which land 
is Bounded : southeast by M r Increase Nowell's Land : and North 



112 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

East by Edward Convers Land : Northwest by william Greenes 
Land, which was the other halfe of my given and purchased Land : 
and on the southwest it is bounded by the cofnon : 

JOHN GREENE. 



Thomas Goble unto william Baker the ll' A of the 1 st month, 1650. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Thomas Goble of charl- 
town, have sould, and am payd for it, three quarters of a cow^ 
comon, lying on the stinted comou, unto william Baker of the 
same towne, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 

James Green unto Edward Drinker, the 2 d of the 12 th moneth, 
1647. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, James Greene, Inhabitant 
of charltown, have sould, and am payd for it : and by this declare 
it, unto Edward Drinker of the same towne, five Akers of Arrable 
Land, more or less*, lying and scituate on mistik syde, it is Bounded 
from the southwest unto the Northwest by the marsh : and north 
East by Georg Hutcheson, and Edward Carrington, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



'Richard Sprague unto Edward Drinker, the 8 tt of the 4< A month, 
1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Richard Sprague, of charl- 
towne, Yeoman, have sould unto Edward Drinker of the same 
towne, one half Aker of Land, more or less, with a barn standing 
upon the same with all the appurtenances therunto belonging : 
which housing and Land did belong unto Ralph Sprague of charl- 
town, and is scituatt and lying nere to the Neck ioyning to the 
comon : and is Bounded north west by william Bridges, and south- 
east by Edward Drinker, and north east by Richard Sprague, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



m r ffrancis willoughby unto Edward Larldn, the 26'* 
of the II th month, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, ffrancis willoughby of 
chaiitowne, have sould, and am payd for it, unto Edward Larkin of 
the same towne, A parcell of Ground, bounded on the south east 
syde by James Miriks house and ground, bounded on the south 
syde by Charls River : and on the 3 d syde, bounded by the high- 
way next M r woorys, and on the fourth syde which is the front 
which lyes to the Northeast, the ground going not further than the 
forefront of the house. 

JOHN GREENE. 



An exchange of land between sollomon Phips and Joseph Carter, 
both of Charltowne the 9 th of the 2 d month. 1650. 

Wheras, there was and is an exchange of some ground between 
us, Joseph Carter and sollomon Phips, It is mutually agreed be- 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 113 

tween us, that Joseph Carter shall have a yeard or three foot of 
ground in breadth and about six pole in length of ground which 
did appertaine and belong unto Alice Rand, and which sollomon 
Phips bought of her for Joseph Cartar, it being measured a Yeard 
or three foot wide at the upper and lower ends of the fence which 
was between the sa} T d Joseph Cartars house and Alice Rands plant- 
ing ground between him and Robert chalklys. And this is to bee 
the sayd Joseph cartars and his heigrs for ever : without lett or 
molestation from Alice Rand or sollomon Phips, or any from 
them, And in exchang and leiwe of the foresaj'd ground Tiv> 
saj^d sollomon Phips is to have a Yeard or three foot of ground in 
breadth, and about six pole in length of the ground which did ap- 
pertaine and belong unto the sayd Joseph Cartar, which lies and is 
scituate between sollompn Phips, his house ar.d Joseph cartars 
house : out of the sayd Joseph cartars garden, it being meas- 
ured a Yeard or three foot wide at the upper and lower ends 
of the garden fence, which is between them, and about six 
pole in length : moreover it is agreed between them, first that 
sollomon Phips shall at his owne charge and cost, take up and 
remove the garden fence that is now between them, and set it down 
again, as is before mentioned, three foot into Joseph Cartars 
ground, and then Joseph Cartar is to maintaine a pole and a halfc 
of that fence at the lower end of the garden for ever. And sollo- 
mon Phips is to maintain all the rest of that fence up to their 
housen for ever, And the three foot or Yeard of ground out of 
Joseph Cartar's garden fore mentioned to bee and remaine unto the 
sayd sollomon Phips and his heigrs for ever, without lett or mo- 
lestation from the sayd Joseph Cartar or any from him : Also it is 
mutually agreed between them That the well that is before sollomon 
Phips his house, which was equally digd and made by them both, 
shall remain iojmtly between them, both to have A full, a free, 
and an equall right therto, and use therof without lett or molesta- 
tion by the one or other of them, or any from them to the other : 
Alsoe, they are to bee at equall charge and cost about the repayring 
and maintaining therof : as also in the compassing or covering 
therof: And they shall not, none of them nor any from them, 
make or set upp any buildings before eyther of their houses upon 
enny pretence whatsoever to the lett or molestation or grievance 
one of another. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Alice Rand unto Joseph cartar, the !S tA day of the 2 d month, 
1650. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Alice Rand, of charl- 
towne, widdow. acknowledg that I doe sell, and am payd for it, 
unto Joseph cartar, currier, fourteen foot and a half of my Land, 
which belonged unto me in dividends, at the front, and 6 pole at 
the length, which runs backward from the street, which did belong 
unto mee, Alice Rand, and which was next to Joseph cartars 
house and garden, where he now dwelleth : the which fourteen 
foot and a half wide of ground in front and 6 pole in length. 



114 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

[13O.] william Luddington \his wife "Ellin" joining in the 
deed} to Joseph Cariar, the II th day of /September, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, william Luddington, of 
charltowne Inhabitant, dwelling on that part of the towne which 
is comouly called Mistik syde, in the county of naidlesex, weavar : 
have, for and in consideration of nine pounds ten shillings, already 
received in good inarchantable payment, given, graunted. bar- 
gaind, sould, and confirmed: and by these presents doth fu^ly, 
absolute!} 7 , give, grannt, bargain, sell, and confirme unto Joseph 
Cartar of the sayd Towne and County : currier : one messuage or 
tenement, with all the Land tilled or untilled belonging to the 
same, that is to say five Acres of Land, more or less, as it was 
aunciently layd out to william Dade : with all the fences, Timber, 
and appurtenances Iheruuto lying and .belonging, scituate tying 
and being on mistike syde, Bounded on the east by Georg Hutch- 
eson, and Peeter Tuft, and on the North west by Mauis sally : 
and south by william Dade, To have and to hould, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Georg Heipbourn unto Alice Rand, the 2o th day of the 2 d month, 
1650. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Georg Hepbourn. Inhab- 
itant in charltowne, doe acknowledg to have sould and I doe sell 
unto Alice Rand, widow, of the same towne, three quarters of an 
Alter of Arrable Land lying in the great feild within the Neck, 
and its bounded west by Robert cutler, east by George Bunker, 
north by the River, and south by george hepbourne, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of and exchang of certaine housing and Land and 
meadow ground, betiveen Laurence Dous and Manis Sally : the 2G' ft 
day of the II th month, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Laurence Dous, Inhabi- 
tant in charltowne, upon and in consideration of certaine housing 
and Land tying on Mistik Syde, nere the ferry, which was sould 
unto Alice Rand by Manis sail}', to the full vallew and worth of 
twenty and seaven pounds and ten shillings : towards the payment 
of which sume I, Laurence Dons, doe resigne and deliver all my 
Rights, Tittells, and interests in a certaine parcell of marsh Land, 
which belongs unto mee, for Five pounds of the same money, unto 
the sayd Manis sally, to be his and his heigrs for ever, which 
parcell of marsh land is tying on mistike syde nere the River, and 
bounded by it on the west syde, and on the Northeast by william 
Johnson : and on the north by another parcell of m r - Laurence 
Douses land, and by william Mirable on the southeast. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of an Island of Arrable Land by Georg Hepbourne, lying 
on mistike syde, unto Laurence Dous, the 26 ( * day of the IV 11 
month, 1649. 

Knoiv all men by these presents, that I, Georg Hepbourn, Inhabi- 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 115 

tant in charltowue, have sould and doe by this declare that I 
doe sell and am fully payd for it, unto Laurence Dous, of the sayd 
Towne, A certaiue Hand of Arrable Land, being one Akar, more 
or less : which Land is lying and scituate on mistik syde, in the 
marshes opposite to the Neck of chaiitowne, on the other syde of 
the River, this Hand is bounded by mauis sally south east and 
west, and on the North by william Johnson : And I, George Heip- 
bourn, doe hereby resign unto the sayd Laurence Dous all my 
Rights, Titells, and interests, unto the sayd Hand to bee his and 
his heighrs for ever. 

JOHN GREENE. 

[131.] Alice Rand to Lawrence Dows, the 26 th of the II th month, 
1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Alice Rand, widow, In- 
habitant in charle towne, doe acknowledg that I have sould unto 
Laurence Dous, of the same towne, certaine parcells of Laud 
meadow and Arrable, lying on mistik syde, the meadow land being 
all that I bought of mauis sail}', which was half of that which 
manis sally and Aron Ludkin bought of Ralph mousell. 

Alsoe, three Akers of Arrable Land, in one parcell, and one 
Aker and a half Arrable Land in another parcells. All which 
parcells of meadow and arrable Land lyes and are bounded as fol- 
io weth, viz. : the meadow land lyes in the marshes one mistik syde, 
Bounded with the creek where the Dock is, and Bounded by Aron 
Ludkin on* another part, and by william mirable one another 
part. 

The three Akers of Arrable Land lyes on the upland above the 
marshes, Bounded south by Joseph Cartar, north by mee Alice Rand, 
west by Aron Ludkin, and east by the marsh. 

The Aker and a half of Arrable Land lyes and is bounded by 
the marshes on the north, and south by Richard Stower, west by 
Aron Ludkin, East by Richard Lowden. 

Alsoe, a peece of Land of about half an Aker of Arrable Laud, 
more or less, being scituate near charltown hill, towards the branch 
of the River of charltown, which runs towards m r Houghs and m r 
Hodges poynt, which ground is bounded south by widow Stower, 
and west and North by Thomas Lynde, and east by the highway. 
All which Land and parcells thereof, both Arrable and meadow, as 
well that on mistik syde as that on charltowne, I confess I am payd 
ror all, &c. 

JOHN GREENE 



manis sally unto Alice Hand, both of Charltowne, the 26'* of the 
II th month, 1649. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, manis sally, inhabitant 
in charl towne, have sould and by this declare it that I doe sell 
unto Alice Rand, widow, inhabitant in the sayd towne, a parcell 
of Land Arrable, and meadow, with half a barn which stands on 
the same land, and half the enclosed yeard wherin the Barn stands. 
The Arrable Land being eleven Akars, more or less, by estimation. 



116 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Alsoe, one half of all the meadow which manis sally bought of 
Ralph mousell, and half the Dock at the Creek, with the priveledges 
thertoo belonging : all which I, manis sail} 7 , doe acknowleclg my 
self hereby to bee fully satisfied and payed for. And I doe hereby 
resigne both nvyne and my wives and heigrs Titells, Rights, and 
Interests therin, to bee the sayd Alice Rands and her heigrs for 
ever. 

JOHN GREENE. 

M T Robert Long, senio r , Sells myne and my wives interests unto 
Richard Dexter, the 14< h of the 3 d month, 1650: 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Robert Long, of Charl- 
towne, have sould, and declare by this that I doe sell unto Richard 
Dexter of the same towne : (and I am payd for them :) five marsh 
Lotts and a halfe, which I bought of rn rs Anne Higginson : they 
being scituate and lying on mistik syde, in mistik marshes, Beeing 
Bounded on the south by a creek which runs out of wilkisou's 
creek to the south springe, on the North syde it butts unto three five 
Aker Lotts of Richard Dexter's and John Pamer's, which was 
comon and butted upon James Pemberton's : And it Butts west 
upon william Bucknam's which was m r Nowell's. 

Alsoe I, Robert Long, have sould and declare by this that I doe 
sell unto the sayd Richard Dexter, one five Aker Lott, which was 
m r Syrnnis, of .upland ground, scituate and lying on mistike syde, 
which I am also payd for : which ground is bounded on the west by 
John Pamer's three five Aker Lotts, and East by a five Aker Lott 
of Richard Dexter's which hee bought of John Pamer, and it is 
bounded North by william Sargeant and south by the marsh Lotts 
which Richard Dexter bought of mee. 

Alsoe I, Robert Long, have sould and declare by this that I doe 
sell unto the sayd Richard Dexter one five Aker Lott of upland 
ground, situate on mistik syde, and I am payd for it, which five 
Akers was given mee in the divident, And it is bounded on the East 
by the Land which belongs to the children of Isaak wheeler which 
is in Richard Cook's hands, And it is bounded west by a five Aker 
Lott, which Richard Dexter bought of John Pamer, on the North 
it is bounded by william sargeant, and on the south by James 
Pemberton's marsh and Richard Dexter's marsh Lotts, etc. 

JOHN GREENE. 

[132.] Francis ChicJcering and Sarah, his wife, both of Ded- 
ham, unto William Meads, of Gloster, the 22 th of the 4'* month, 
1650. 

This Indenture witnesseth that we, francis Chickering and Sarah, 
my wife, of Dedham, in the County of Suffolk, yeoman, for and in 
consideration of the sume of Seaven and fifty pounds and ten 
shillings : Twenty pounds therof being in hand payd by William 
Meads, of Gloster, in the County of Essex, Husbandman, Have 
and by these presents doe fully and absolutely bargaine, sell, and 
assigne, set over and confirme unto the sayd William Meads, One 
Messuage, or Tennement. with a Barne, Cow house, and all the 
appurtenances thereunto, belonging, and two Akers of land, more 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 117 

or less, thereunto adjoyning, And allsoe four Akers of land lying 
and beeing in the west feild of charltowne, alsoe twoo Akers in the 
same feild tying next the bridge going in too the hither part of the 
sayd feild, and alsoe on hay Lott lying by A Cove, which is called 
Maggotten Cove : bee it more or less in the severall Akers : And 
alsoe the comonage for twoo Cowes and a quarter, and alsoe all 
the corne now standing, growing, and being upon the sayd Land 
or any part or parcel! theroff, with the fences and privil edges 
theruntoo belonging, All lying and being in Charltowne, late in the 
occupation of John Sybly, deceased, To have and to hould the 
sayd Messuage or Tennement, Barne or other edifices therunto be- 
longing with the severall peeces and parcells, and benefits as before 
expressed in Land, with the priviledges thereuntoo belonging untoo 
the sayd William Meads, his heires and assignes for ever, to his 
and their only proper use and behoof e, Provided, that if the sayd 
William Meads, his heires, executors or Assignes, shall not 
pay or cause to be payd unto us the sayd ffrancis Chick- 
ering and Sarah, his wife, or to their heires, executors or 
Assignes, in Charltowne, the sume of seaven and thirty pounds 
and ten shillings, being the remainder of the sayd surne abovesayd 
to bee payd in wheat, Pease, and Barley, good and marchantable, 
and at marchantable price at the day of payment : or in Cattell, as 
they, or twoo men Indifferantly chosen by them, shall agree : 
Twenty pounds theroff to bee payd in corne or cattell as afore- 
sayd, in and upon the first day of November, in the yeare one 
thousand six hundred and fifty and one, and for none payment 
thereof, at the day aforesayd, this present bargaine and sale shal- 
be voyd and of no effect, And Alsoe the last seaventeen pounds 
and ten shillings, being in full payment to bee paid as aforesayd 
upon the first day of November, one thousand six hundred fifty 
and twoo : otherwise for non payment therof, this present bar- 
gaine, sale and convayance to bee utterly voyd and of none effect, 
But shall return againe to the sayd francis and his Assignes, with 
all the priviledges theroff, In witnesse wherof, wee have eyther 
to other to these present Indentures of sale set to our hands and 
seals, Dated as above the two and twenty eth clay of June, one 
thousand six hundred and fifty. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Henery Evans and Hester his wife of Boston, yeoman unto Rich- 
ard Palgrave, Phi&ition, and Anna his wife, this fifth of the fifth 
1650. 

This Indenture wittnesseth that wee, Henery Evans and Hester 
Evans, my wife, of Boston, in the County of Suffolk, yeoman, for 
and in the consideration of the sume of fifty pounds, Have bar- 
gained, sould, given, granted; and doe by these presents fully, 
clearly and absolutely Bargaine, sell, give, and grant unto Richard 
Palgrave, Phisition, and Anna Palgrave his wife : both of Charl- 
towne in the County of Middlesex in New England, one Messuage 
Tennement or House with a Barne, Cowhouse, and all the appurten- 
ances thereunto belonging : with twoo Akers of Arrable Land, more 
or less : all standing together, and are scituate upon the conion of 



118 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

charltowne, at the west end of the Towne : all which house and 
Land is fenced round, and is butting North towards the street way, 
and south upon a high way, And East and west butting on the 
coition : Alsoe three Akers, more or less, of meadow land lying in 
the south ineade behinde the house, bounded East by Nicholas 
Stower : north by a high way, south by John Sybly and the Creek, 
and west by the Comon : Likewise four Akers of Arrable Land, 
more or less, bought of William Phillips, lying and scituate in the 
upper feild over the Creek, Bounded South west by Cambridg Lyne, 
and west by some of Cambridg towue Lotts, bound ed'East by the 
ends of Thomas Goble, and Thomas Peirces Lotts, and North alsoe, 
by Thomas Gobies other Lott, Alsoe, four Cows Comons lying on 
the stinted Comon without charltown Neck : All the sayd particulers 
before mentioned with all the priviledgeg thertoo appertayning doe 
wee Henery Evans and Hester my wife, resigne and freely and fully 
deliver up unto the sayd Richard and Anna Palgrave and theire 
heires, to have and to hould to his and their only proper use and 
behoof forever : In witness wherof wee have both to a writing of 
the sale hereof set to o r hands this present day being the fifth of 
the fifth month, 1650. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[133.] Mi'chaett Long unto John Smith, the sixth day of the 
ninth month one thousand six hundred and fifty. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Michaell Long, Inhabi- 
tant in Charltowne, have sould, and by this declare that I doe sell 
unto John Smith of the same towne, A certainc plott or peece of 
ground (which was given mee by the Townsmen) which peece of 
ground lies and is scituate at the upper corner above the Spring 
next John Peerces house, and between his house and william 
Brakenburies peece of ground, which foresayd plott of ground is 
fifteen foot one way and twelve foot annother way: And I confes 
my selfe to bee fully payd and satisfied for it, etc. 

JOHN GREENE. 



James Greene unto Peeter Tuft, and Peeter Tuft [myne and my 
Wives Interest,'] unto Thomas Sawyer, the sixth day of the tenth 



Wheras, formerly, I, James Greene, Inhabitant in charltowne, 
have sould, and am fully satisfied and payd for it, unto Peeter Tuft 
of the same towne, A House and a garden with a peece of marsh 
lying behinde it, all beeing an Aker and a halfe of land, more or 
less : which house, garden, and marsh, is lying and scituate with- 
out charltowue Neck, and is bounded East by the house which was 
Philip Drinkers, and west by the marsh Lott of Ralph Sprague, 
and North by the Coinon, and south by a Creek which I resigne up 
to the sayd Peeter Tuft, to bee his and his heigrs for ever. 

Alsoe, know all men by these presents, That I, Peeter Tuft, now 
Inhabitant in the towne of Maiden, doe by these acknowledge that 
I have sould, and doe sell the same house, garden, and peece 
of marsh, of an Aker and a halfe of ground, more or lesse unto 
Thomas Sawyer, of charltowne, with all the due appurtenances 
therunto belonging, etc. JOHN GREENE. 



CHAELESTOWN LAXD RECORDS. 119 

M r Robert Sedgwick unto ffaitliful Rouse, the 2 d day of the first 
Month, A. 1650. 

Know all men by these presents^ that I, Robert Sedgewick of 
charletowne, Inhabitant, Doe declare and acknowledge that I have 
sould and doe sell unto iFaithful Rouse, Inhabitant of the same 
towne 

A dwelling house with a yeard, and a garden : alsoe, one ould 
house with the ground it stands upon (though at present it stands 
most in my garden) unto ffaithfull Rouse : All which Housing, house, 
yeard, and garden stands and is scituate on the East syde of the 
market place of charletowue, and its bounded west or street syde 
by the market place, and East by M r Robert Sedgwicks garden, 
likewise on the south by another part of that Garden and m r 
Sedgwicks house, and North by william Bachelor, It is all full} 7 
payd for, And is to remaiue to the said ffaithfull Rouse and his 
heigrs for ever. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[134.] Know all men by these presents, that I, John March, 
have given mee by the towne 4 Akers of Arrable Land, more or 
less, which I desired to have recorded, And it lies on mistick syde 
at the head of the five Akers in the middle range, Bounded south 
by Richard Rusell, east by Thomas Graves, north by Thomas 
molton and Georg Knower, and west by the five Aker Lotts. 

JOHN GREENE. 

more fifty and five Akers of Arrable and meadow by estimation 
more or lesse, scituate and lying at woeburne, in charltowne 
bounds, which is bounded southeast by william ffrothingham, and 
North alsoe by william ffrothingham, and North east by the Comon, 
and southwest by the River which runs b} r Thomas Graves. 



John Baker \myne and my wives interests'] unto TJiomas Lynd, 
the 17 th day of the 12 th month, 1650. 

Be it knoiven unto all men by these presents, That I, John Baker, 
Taylor, inhabitant in charltowne, have sould and by this declare 
that I doe sell unto Thomas Lynde, senio r , inhabitant of the same 
Towne, all that parcel! of ground lying and scituate between the 
ground of Gwalter Alien on the southeast syde, And the ground 
of mee, the aforesa}'d John Baker, on the Northwest ; alsoe it is 
bounded by another parcell of myne, Thomas Lynde's, land on the 
southwest, and it is bounded on the Northeast by the street sj'de 
or the ccmon high way : for all the which parcell of laud I, the sayd 
John Baker, doe acknowledge myselfe to bee fully satisfied and 
payed, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Lawrence Dous unto Thomas Lynde, senio r , the 13' ft of the 12"* 
month, 1650. 



120 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Be it knowen unto all men by these presents, That I, Lawrence 
Dows, of cliarletowne, have soulcl and doe sell unto Thomas Lynde 
of the same Tawne, one littell close, containing by estimation halfe 
an Aker of ground, more or lesse, it lying and being scituate next 
and adioning to the house and orchard of widow Stowers, on the 
southeast syde, and bounded by the ground of mee, Thomas Lynde, 
on the North East syde, as alsoe bounded on the Northwest by 
another part of the ground of mee, Thomas Lyncle, alsoe it is but- 
ting on the East syde by the comon high way : And I, Lawrence 
Dows, doe acknowledg that I have received of the sayd Thomas 
L} 7 nde, the sume of nine pounds in full satisfaction for the same 
close, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 

[135.] Mi ior Robert Sedgwick unto TJiomas Lynde, senio r , 
the 10' A of the 10 th month, 1650. 

Bee it knowen unto all men by these presents, that I, Maior Robert 
Sedgwick, of Churltowne, for and in consideration of thirty and 
four pounds to mee in hand payed, have sould unto Thomas Lynde 
of the same Towne, all that five Acres of Land, bee it more or 
less, belonging unto mee, lying in the south feild butting upon 
Charls River, and the Land late m r Pratt's on the East and west : 
And alsoe seaven Cows Coiuous, lying on the stinted Comon in 
Charltowne, between Meuotomies and Charltowne ; And alsoe I 
doe promice to save him harmless from auys claiming any right in 
the sayd premisses from by or under mee, in wittnes hereof I have 
sett to my hand the clay and date above written, as in the evidence 
is apareut. 

JOHN GREENE. 



m rs Hanna Mellows unto Richard Lowden, both of charltowne the 
third of the first m'mth, 1651. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Hauna Mellows, late wife 
of Edward Mellows, of Charltowne. deceased, for and in consid- 
eration of a certaine sume of mony to mee in hand payed, and 
to bee payd : have bargained and sould, and doe by these presents 
bargaine and sell unto Richard Lowden, of Charltowne aforesa} T d : 
A Dwelling House, scituate and being on charltowne Neck, over 
against the pound, with the home lott upon which it standeth, 
containing two acres of laud, more or lesse, Bounded on the 
North by Mathew Gibbs, his ground, on the south by the Lands 
of Thomas Lynde and the widow Nash, on the East by the 
Land of Thomas Cartar, and on the west by the highway : Alsoe 
two acres of Land, more or less, in the same feild, bounded 
on the North by the Lands of Thomas Cartar and George 
Bimcker : on the south by the Lands of Richard Sprague and 
George Buncker, on the west by the Lands of widow Nash, and on 
the East b}' Mistik River, As alsoe one milch Cow Comon, and 
three-quarters of the stinted common of Charltowue, &c. : in 
witnes wherof, I have set my hand and seale unto the evidence of 
the sale the 13 th of the ninth month, 1650. 

JOHN GREENE. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 121 

Bee it knowen unto all men by these presents, that I, Thomas 
Lynde, of Charltowne, seniour : have sould unto John March of the 
same towne, seniour, Twoo Akers of Land, lying in the great 
feild, A highway on the Northeast, and the highway on the south- 
east, and the Land of Robert Chalkly on the Northwest, and the 
Land of the sayd Thomas Lynde on the southwest, for the which 
sayd twoo Akers of Land I doe acknowledge myself to be fully 
satisfied and payed, &c. : In witness hereof I have sett to my hand 
to the originall coppy before m r Increase Nowell, the seaventeenth 
day of the twelveth month, A thowsand six hundred and fifty. 

THOMAS LYNDE. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[136.] Samuell Richeson unto Ezekiell liicheson, both of the 
Towne of wooburne, the 27 th of the first month, 1651. 

Know all men by the*e presents, That I, Samuell Richeson, In- 
habitant in wooburne, having formerly sould unto Ezekiell Riche- 
son, my brother (who is since deceased), forty Akers of Arrable 
and meadow Land by Estimation, bee it more or lesse : which 
Land is lying and scituate in the Towne of wooburn on 
that syde of the Towne towards Reading : This sayd Land is 
bounded on the south by some Land of myne, samuell Richesons, 
It is bound North by some Land of Thomas Richeson our brother : 
It is bounded westerly by a Runing Brook : And it is bounded 
Easterly by the Coulon, &c. : And as I formerly have done so I doe 
heerby Resigne up all myne, my wives, and heires Rights, Titells, 
and Interests in the saj T d Land unto my sister, Susanna Brooks 
(who was the wife of my deceased brother, Ezekiell Richeson) for 
her life tyrne, to enioy it without Lett or molestation from any : 
And after her decease then it all to bee my cousen Theophilus 
Richesons: and his heires forever: But if he should decease be- 
fore he come to Age to poses the same, then it to bee davicled 
equally between the surviving children of the foresayd Ezekiell 
and Susana Richesou : And that this is both our full entents and 
meanings wee have Joyntly sett to our hands to the coppy hereof, 
which is in the hands of Susanna Brooks. 

JOHN GREENE. 



m r Thomas Allen [fur " my self e and my wife"~\ untoo ivilliam 
Johnson, the 18 th day of the 8 th month, 165J . 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Thomas Allen, of Charl- 
towne, have sould, and by this doe declare, that I doe sell untoo 
william Johnson, inhabitant in the same Towne, Twenty Akers of 
Arrable Land, by estimation being more or less, which Land lies 
and is scituate on rnistik syde, within the bounds and limitts of 
Chaiie Towne : And it is bounded northeast by the Lands of william 
Sargeant, and southwest by the Lands of Edward Carrinton, And 
south East by the Lands of John Pamer : and northwest by the 
Lands of william Buckman. &c. 



122 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

m r Thomas Allen [^ for my self e and my wife"~\ untoo m r Richard 
Palgrave, the 18< 7 ' day of the S tk month, 1651. 

Know all men by these presents. That I, Thomes Allen, of Charl- 
towne, have formerly sould (and by this 1 declare it) untoo m r 
Richard Palgrave, deceased, late inhabitant in the sayd Towne, A 
cows hay Lott, part of salt and part of fresh marsh meadow : 
which Land lies and is scituate in the marsh of charltowne, in the 
meadows over against the mill, which hay Lott or Land is bounded 
on the one syde by the River of the mill dam : on the other syde 
by the Land of william Kilcop : on another syde by a parcell of 
Land which Richard Palgrave bought of Edward Jones : and on 
the other syde by another parcell of meadow of the sayd Richard 
Palgrave, &c. : And I Resigne up unto m rs Anne Palgrave the 
widow of m r Richard Palgrave late deceased &c. 

[137.] m r Thomas Allen untoo william Dade this seaventeenth 
day of the eaiyht month, 1651. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Thomas Allen, of charl- 
towne, have sould, and by this declare that I doe sell uutoo wil- 
liam Dade of the same Towne, four Hay Cowe Lotts of salt marsh 
meadow, by estimation more or lesse, lying and scituate in mistik 
marshes, over against m r wilsons farme, butting and bounded on 
three sydes by the River of mistik, and on the East syde bounded 
by twoo hay Lotts of william Dades, which he bought of mistress 
Trance : all which four Hay Lotts are within the Bounds and lym- 
itts of charltowne. 

more. 3 cow Lotts and a halfe of salt and fresh marsh by esti- 
mation more or lesse, scituate on mistik syde within charltowne 
limitts : which Hay Lotts are bounded on the south by the south 
River or south spring : west by a part of James Pembertous Lands, 
and on the North by the Lands of James Pemberton, Richard 
Cook, and Richard Dexter : and on the East its bounded by A 
creek. 

more. 5 Akers by estimation, more or lesse, of Arrable Land, 
lying and scituate in a Neck of Lande on mistik syde within charl- 
towne Lymitts : which Land is bounded North west by the Lands 
off Arrold Cole, and Richard Stower : and south East by a parcell 
of Land of 5 Akers of Seth Switzer, which hee bougiit of mee, 
Thomas Allen, And the twoo ends of the Land is bounded by twoo 
high w ayes. 

more, one cow hay Lott and a halfe of salt marsh (by estima- 
tion more or lesse) tying and scituate on mistik syde within 
charltowne Lymitts, bounded on the one syde by the Land of seth 
switzer, on another syde by the Land of Richard Hamilton, on 
another syde by the River, and on the other syde by the upland. 

more. 1 cows comous Lying and scituate on the stinted coimon 
without charltowne Neck, wherof one of the 7 comons doth belong 
untoo m r John Allen, &c. 

A sale of a parcell of Land lying and scituate on mistik syde By 
m r Richard Palgrave untoo Ralph Shepheard : the 19 th day of the 
I st month, 1650: -51. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Richard Palgrave, of 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 123 

chaiitowne, in the county of Midlesexe, Phisition, with the eon- 
seut and Assent of Anne my wife, have sould unto Ralph Shep- 
hcard of Maldon, in the county aforesayd Taylor : my Lott of up- 
land, lying by the North springe on Mistik syde, containing five 
Ackers : to bee compleat : Alsoe, my four cow Lotts, as they are 
granted mee from the Towne. To the sayd Ralph to have and to 
hould to him and his Heirs for Ever, without any molestation from 
mee or my heigrs, Execcutors, or Administrators. In witnes 
wherof wee have to the originall coppy put our hands the day and 
date above written. 

m r * Rtbeckah Trance untoo william Dade, both of chaiitowne, the 
9<" of the 10 th month : 1651. 

Knovi all men by these presents, That I, Rebeckah Trarice. of 
chaiitowne. By and with the will and consent of my husband Nich- 
olas Trarice, have sould, and by this declare that I doe sell, uutoo 
william Dade of the same Towne, inhabitant, Twoo hay Lotts of 
marsh meadow, by estimation more or less, which Land is scituate 
on mistik syde at willsons poynt, which twoo Hay Lotts are bounded 
on the one end by the River, on the other end by the upland, and 
on the one syde by the Laud of George Hutcheson, and on the 
other syde by the laud of m r Thomas Allen, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 

[138.] Hennery Harbard and Ellinor his wife, both of Charts- 
towne untoo John Cartar of woburn, the \^ n day of the 7 th month, 1 651 . 

Know all men, by these presents, that wee, Henery Harbard, and 
Ellinor my wife, doe acknowledge that wee have sould, and by this 
declare that wee doe sell unto John Cartar of woburn, fifteen 
Akers of Arrable Land, by estimation more or less : which Land 
lies and is scituate in woburn, on the south east syde of the Towne : 
which Laud is bounded on the southeast by the Land of m r Increase 
Nowell : it is bounded southwest by a parcell of Land which Ralph 
Mousell sould to John Cartar : it is bounded northeast by the Laud 
which was samuell Cartars, and sould by him to John Cartar, and 
it is bounded northwest by the Laud which was william Smiths, 
and which lie sould to Edward Convers, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A Sale of a parcell of Ground scituate by the sea syde in the place 
called wappiny, in charltowne: sould by James Browne,, Glazier, 
Inhabitant in charltowne, untoo Captaine Nicholas Shaplty, Mar- 
riner, of the same Toume, the 2Q th of the 9 th mo: 1651. 

Knoiv all men by these presents, that I, James Browne of charl- 
towne, Glazier, have sould, and by these doe declare that I doe sell 
[for 33] uutoo Captaine Nicholas 8haple} r , of the same towne, 
To have and to hould, to him and to his heires for ever. To say, 
one smale peace of ground paled in, wherupon somtyme stood my 
dwelling House, lying and being in chaiitowne, nere the sea syde, 
and fronting to the southeast toward the sea, and on the Northwest 
bounded by the highway, and on the southwest bounded by the 



124 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39, 

Hous aud Garden ground of the aforesayd Nicholas Shapley : And 
so being scittiate Triangular. 

more over, I doe acknowledge to have alsoe sould unto the sayd 
Nicholas Shaplej', all that Ground which lieth upon the sea Bank 
or Beach, and fronteth square with the aforesayd ground, as alsoe 
that Ground wherupon somt3*me stood Richard Russells warehous, 
excepting the highway, one pole, 16 foote and j of Ground which 
lyeth between the one parcell of ground and the other above men- 
tioned. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Ralph woorey untoo John Penticost* The 6' ft of the 9 <ft month, 
1651. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Ralph woore}' of charl- 
town, in New England, have sould for eleven pounds five shillings : 
untoo John Peuticost of charltown, aforenamed, three Akers and 
a halfe of Arrable ground, more or lesse, lying in the east feild, 
Bounded by the highway on the hill syde, on the southwest ; by 
Thomas Lyric on the North west, by williarn Bachelor and william 
Dade on the Northeast, And southeast by Thomas Cartar and 
Daniell Shepheardson : To have and to hould to him and his 
heigres, in witness wherof I have hereunto set to my hand. 

the 6 th day of the 9 th month, 1651. 

JOHN GREENE 



[139.] m r Rob-rt Cook.Apotfiecary \_^myne and my wives in- 
terest, "] unto Roger Spencer, marchant, the 7 :h day of the 8 th month, 
1651. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Robert Cook, Apothe- 
cary, inhabitant in charlstowne, have sould, and by this declare 
that I doe sell unto Roger Spencer, marchant, of the same towne, 
A dwelling Hous with a garden and a Yeard therunto belonging, 
containing by estimation a quarter of an Aker of ground, more or 
less : which Hous, garden and Yeard is ail fenced about, and it 
stands and is scituate in charletowne in the market place, being 
fronted by the market place on the south, and its bounded on the 
East by the Dwelling Hous of m r ffrancis Norton, and its bounded 
on the west by the Land called Puddle Lane, and its bounded on 
the North by the comon ground that lies towards the cattells well, 
and I, Robert Cook, doe acknowledg that I have received one full 
fourth part of the sume I am to have for the sayd Hous, Yeard and 
garden, of the sayd Roger Spencer, and I have receaved 3 bills for 
the other 3 parts of the payment, &c., &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A mutucdl exchanging of certaine parcells of Land lying on mis- 
tile syde: Between John Greenland, Carpenter, and Thomas Molton, 
Planter, both Inhabitants on mistik syde, the one in Charltowne, the 
other in Maldon, the 20' A of the 7 th month, 1650. 

Know all men by these presents, that wee, John Greenland and 
Thomas Molton, both Inhabitants on mistik syde, in New Eng- 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RCOHDS. 125 

land : Have agreed, and doe agree, and by this declare it, To 
exchange each with other certaine parcells of Arrable Land, all 
lying and scituate on nristik syde, the one parcell within charl- 
towne Bounds, and the other parcell within Maldon bounds ; Our 
Agreement being in manner and forme following : That is, that I, 
Thomas Molton, Planter, doe give up and Resigne unto John 
Greenland, Carpenter, All my Rights, Titells, and Interests in a 
certaine parcell of Arrable Land, Being five Akers by estimation, 
more or lesse, which five Akers lies and is scituate within the 
bounds of charltowne, on mistik syde, in a place called moltou's 
Hand, which sayd parcell of five Akers is bounded East by a high 
way, and west northwest by the Lands of Georg ffelch, and so runs 
so bounded compas to the Lands of Robert Burden, which is south 
of the sayd five Akers: And for and in consideration heerof, I, 
John Greenland, carpenter, doe give up and resigue unto the fore- 
saycl Thomas Moltou, Planter, all my Rights, Titells, and Interests 
in ten Akers of Arrable Land, more or lesse, which I bought of 
John Martin, ship carpenter, of charltowne, which Ten Akers lies 
and is scituate within the Bounds of the Town of Maldon. The 
sayd ten Akers is bounded northeast by the Lands of Robert 
Rand, and southwest by the comon, Northwest by Edward Con- 
vers, and southeast by the Lands of James Greene. And to de- 
clare that we both are reciprocally agreed and contented with this 
exchange wee both have enterchangably set to our hands to bothe 
originalls of this wrighting the da} T and date above written. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Augustine walker, marriner, [and loife Mary~\ unto stc-even ffos- 
dik, the 31 st of the 3 d month, 1652. 

Know all men by these presents. That I, Augustine Walker, 
marriner, inhabitant in charltowne, New England, Have sould and 
by this declare that I doe sell unto steeven ft'osdik, carpenter, in- 
habitant in the same Towne, A marsh Lott by estimation as it was 
given to Robert Cutler in the Devident, which marsh Lott lyes 
and is scituate on mistik syde at wilsons poynt, within charltowne 
bounds, which marsh lott is bounded by and butting south east 
upon mistik River, northwest upon the woodland, west and by 
south bounded by George Hutchesou, and East and by north by 
Joseph Cartar, And I, Augustine walker, doe acknowledge for 
my self, m}* wife and my heires, to bee fully satisfied and payed b} T 
the sayd steeven ffosdik for the sayd marsh Lott. And I, Augus- 
tine Walker and my wife Mary, doe, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[14O.] John Martin, shipwright, [and wife Sarah~\ unto John 
Greenland, hous carpenter, this twentieth day of the seaventh month, 
1650. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, John Martin, shipwright, 
Inhabitant in charltowne, in New England, have sould and by this 
declare that I doe sell unto John Greenland, carpenter, of the sayd 
charltown Inhabitant, Ten Akers of Arrabell Land, by Estima- 
tion more or less, which Land lies and is scituate on mistik syde, 
within the bounds of the Towne of Maiden, the sayd Land is 



126 CITY 'DOCUMENT No. 39. 

bounded North east by Robert Rands Lands : and southwest by 
the comon, North west by Edward Convers Lands, and south East 
by the Lauds of James Green, &c., &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



John Martin, shipwright, and Sarah his wife, unto m r Thomas 
Breeden, Tlie third day of the second month, A thousand six hun- 
dred and fifty twoo. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, John Martin, shipwright, 
Inhabitant of chaiitowne, And sarah my wife, for and in considera- 
tion of fifty pounds, in good payments made : Have given, granted, 
bargained, sould, and confirmed : And by these presents do fully, 
absolutely, Give, grant, bargaine, sell, and confirme : (unto m r 
Thomas Breeden, marchant, and of the same T owne inhabitant) 
My now dwelling House with all the out Housing about it, and all 
the ground belonging to it, with all the Railes, pailes, posts, and 
fencings, belonging to the sayd Hous and ground ; And all the 
Appurtenances therof : being by estimation an Aker of Ground. It 
is bounded on the southwest by James Brown, on the Northwest 
by Robert Hale in the East feild, it is Bounded on the North East 
by Raudoll Nichols : and on the front towards Charls River being 
nine pole and a halfe broad, with all proprieties and priviledges on 
the front to the low watter marke belonging to mee or the ground, 
(the high way excepted), &c., &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Augustine walker \_and wife Mary~\ unto Edward Carrinton, the 
o th day of the fourth month, A thousand six hundred and fifty two. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Augustine walker, inar- 
riner, Inhabitant in chaiitowne, and Mary my wife, for and in con- 
sideration of the sume of three pounds, so prised by Robert Hale, 
which is payed, Have given, granted, bargained, sould, and con- 
firmed, And by these presents Doe fully absolutely Give, grant, 
bargaine, sell, and confirme unto Edward Carrintou of Chaiitowne, 
a certaine parcell of upland scituate in Maldon, being four Akers 
by estimation, more or lesse, which Land is bounded East by the 
Land of william Stitson, which was Richard Russells, boundccl on 
the west by a highway which borders John Uphams Land, bounded 
on the North by the land of John March, and on the south by 
william Bucknams land, which was John Martins, &c., &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 

[141.] John Greene untoo Edward Carrinton, the seaventeenth 
day of the fourth month, 1652. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, John Greene, Inhabitant 
in charitowne, for and in consideration of the suine of twenty 
pounds in good payments being payd, Have Given, granted, bar- 
gained, sould, and confirmed, And by these presents, Doe Give, 
grant, Bargaiiie, sell, and confirme : unto Edward Carrinton, of the 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 127 

same towne, twoo parcells of Land, scituate on mistik syde. The 
parcell being of salt marsh meadow, with some upland annexe! 
to it, lying nere the pound. It all being bounded by william sar- 
geant on the East syde, and on the North west by bull lotts, and 
on the upland syde by Edward Drinker : and on the other Eude by 
a Creek : which parcell of meadow was and is accounted four Akers 
and a halfe, or four cow hay Lotts and ahalfe by Estimation, more 
or less : The other parcell of Land Is fifteen Akers of upland or 
Arrable Land by Estimation, more or less, which lyes and is scituate 
in Maldon, and nere Charltowne Lyne, And is bounded on the 
South by M r Increase Nowell, on the North by Peter Tuft, which 
was Ralph Mousalls, on the East by Turky Hill, And A path : 
And on the west by sollomon Phips and John Lawrence, And 
I, John Greene, Doe acknowledge for my selfe, my wife and my 
Heirs To bee fully satisfied and payed by the said Edward Carrin- 
ton for both the foresayd parcells of Land, &c., &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



William Harris untoo John Greenland^, land on Mistic sijde the 
twelfth day of the fourth montJi, A thousand six hundred and fifty 
twoo. 

Know all men By these -presents, that I, william Harris, yeoman, 
Inhabitant in charltowne, and Edee, my wife, for and in considera- 
tion of sixteen pounds In good payments payed, Have, Given, 
Granted, Bargained, sould, and confirmed, And by these presents, 
Doe fully, absolutely, Give, grant, Bargaine, sell, and confirme, 
unto John Greenland, carpenter, and of the same towne, Inhab- 
itant, A certaine parcell of Land lying and scituate with in the 
bounds of the Towne of Maiden, the which I bought of my father 
william stitson, unto whom it was given by the Towne, which Land 
is valewed by Estimation to bee fifteen Akers, more or less : And 
it is bounded on the south by Elias Maverick, and on the west by 
w r illiam sargeant, on the North by Thomas Caule, and on the East 
by Thomas G rover, &c., &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Thomas Goble unto william Baker, the 22* of the W th 
mo.: 1653. 

I, Thomas Goble, of Charltowne, doe hereby Acknowledge the 
sale of three quarters of A A Cows Coinon, upon the stinted coinon 
of charltowne, without the Neck, unto william Baker of the sayd 
charltowne, for the which I, Thomas Goble, Acknowledge I have 
received full satisfaction, and am fully payd therfore. As witness 
my hand to the bill of sale this 22 th of the tenth month, 1653 : this 
is testified untoo by M r Increase Nowell, magistrate, under his 
hand, the day and date afore written. 

JOHN GREENE.' 



Sale of a house and garden without Charlstowne Neck, 
6 day the 3 mo. 1653. 

Know all men by these preasants, that wheare as I, peircis bridges, 

1 Herc ends Greene's writing. ED. 



128 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

formerl}' the widow of william bridges, deceased, but now the wife 
of John harrison, of boston, llopemaker, had sould and by this de- 
clarr that I doe sell unto Christopher goodwinge, Bricklayer, In- 
habitant in charlstown, with the consent of my husband John 
harrison, my house and garden, being by estematyon halfe an aker 
of land, more or lesse, and wee, John and percis, doo by this de- 
clare that wee are fuly satisfied and paid therefore by the sayd 
Christopher goodwing, the said house and garden beinge bownded 
by the grownd of Edward Drinker one the one side and by the waj" 
to the ferrey, on the other syde allso by the comon beefore and by 
a smale parcell of medow of Richard Spragues behind, and who 
ever enjoys the lands, and to make good and maintaine the fence 
betwine Richard Sprague and them, and also thes are to acknoli Ig 
and testifie that wee, percice and John harrison, have have likewise 
sould and doe Confirm unto christover goodwing to cow comons 
on the stinted comon in charlstown, and wee, John and peircis liari- 
son, doe both heare by Resigne up all our Right and all the fright 
of the heires of executors and administrators of the said william 
Bridges, Deceased, with all titells, claims, and intrists in the said 
house and grownd, and all the partes therof, with all Dew apurten- 
ancis ther unto belonging : unto the said Christopher goodwiug, to 
bee his and his heires for ever, and we, John and percis harrison, 
for our selves and the heires of william bridges, doe bind our selves 
to save the said christover goodwing and his heirs free from all 
claims and pretencis that may bee made to the said house and 
grownd by any person ore person what so ever, and in wittness there 
unto wee have sett to our hands this present sixth day of the third 
mo., 1653, as a bill of sale undr our hands given and acknoligid 
before M r . Increce nowell, testifies. 

SAMURLL ADAMS, Clarke. 



Know all men, that I, John smith, of charlstown, have solde and 
doe heare by confirme unto francise litlefeild one dweling house, 
with all the land belonging there unto, now setewate in charlstown 
which land is bowndid up on the north west up waping creecke, on 
the south east by charlstown river, and also all the timber and 
bords there to belonging, all which house and land and timber the 
forsaid John Smith, with Sarah, his wife, doe sell and have sold 
unto francis littellfeild, and doe heare by give up all our right and 
intrest unto the aforsaid francis and his aires for ever, as a bill of 
salle under our hands, datted the 22 the 5 mo., 1653, testifieth. 

SAMUELL ADAMS. 

[143,] Robertt miriam of concord, to James Bareit of charls- 
town in the year 1653. 

Know all men By thes presents, that I, Robertt meryam of Concord, 
in new england, have sould unto James Barett of Charlstown, twen- 
ty-to ackers of woodland and medow, lying in Charlstown bounds, 
all which all which land is bounded and lying in thre severall parsills 
that is five ackers of woodland, more or less, lying in mystake feild. 
Buting west up on the drift way, and east up on the land way 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 129 

and south by Edward melows, and north by thorn as squier and 
sarah ewer. The second parsill is fifLen ackers 1 of woodland, by cs- 
tematyon, more or less, setewate in mistake feild, butting north 
east upon widow nash and wiliam frothingham, and south west up 
on m r Jncreace uowell, and north west by thomas goble, and south 
east by Robertt haukins. The third parsill is to ackers of medow 
by estematyon more or less, lying in mistake marshis, Butting 
north up on a Creeke coming out of the north river, and south up 
on the woodland, and east by Thomas ewer, and west by william 
Barker : all which parsils of land and evry one of them, I, Robert 
miryam, have sould unto Jams Barett aforsayd, and have Received 
full satisf actyon for the same, and thes are further to declare that 
I doe with my wife, mary meriarn give, &c., &c., &c. 

as wittness our hands and sealls this twentyth da} r of the eight 
moneth, one thousand sixe hundred fifty and thre. this is atrew ded 
of salle, which was ROBERTT MERIAM. 

Sealled and delivred And recordid by 

in the presence of SAMUELL ADDAMS, 

SAMUELL ADD AMES, Clarke. 

JOHN SWETT, 

[144.] James Barctts Deed of Salle to Ptter Tuffts. 
Know all men by thes p r sence, that I, James Barrett, of charls- 
town, in the countey of medellsex, planter, with the assent and 
consent of hannah my wife, have alinated, souM, Asseighned and 
sett over and doe by these p r sents alienate, Bargain and sell unto 
petter Tuffts of maiden, in the county Aforsayd, planter, ffiftenne 
Accers of land sumtins the lottof James Browne, Bounded or lying 
Betwine the lotts of mr. Increase nowell, Thomas goble, Robertt 
Hawkins, widow nash and william ffrothiugame, with all the timber, 
wood, profits and Imunitys, ther to Bee longing, to have and to 
hold, &c. ; and, further, I doe p'mis That I will with in one yeare 
from the date hear of ackuoledg the sail hear of Beefora Athority, 
That in all points it may stand firme and bee enroled acording to 
order of law, allso, I doe acknoledg my selfe fully payd and content 
for the Aforsaid ffiften accers of land, namely by the recipt of fif- 
ten pounds and tenn shilings before the sealing hearof, and doe by 
thes p r sents, Acquit and discharge the said petter, his heirs, exec- 
utors, and Administrators from evry parte and parcel! therof, 
in wittness whear of I have hear unto putt hand and seall this 
second day of the Third mo., on thousand sixe hundrid fifty and 
three. This Deed of sail was ack- 

Sighned, sealed, and Delivered noliged by James barett and 
in the pesents of his wife hanah, Beef ore mr. 

THOMAS HETT, Increase nowell, the 22 of the 

THOMAS OSBORN, 9 mo. 16.53, as under his hand 

JOHN MOULTEN. Testifieth, and is by order of 

both ptys Recordid By 
JSAMUELL ADDAMS, 
Clarke. 

1 This fiften ackers is sold to Peter tufts. Side note on ms. in Adams' hand. ED. 



130 CITY DOCUMENT No, 39. 

[145.] ! To all Peeple to whom this present writing shall come 
to be seen or read, know yee, that I, Richard Temple of Charles 
Towne, in New England, husbandman, for and in consideration of 
Thirty and twoo pounds and ten shillings, to mee in hand payed by 
Edward Brazier -of the same Towne, husbandman, to my full con- 
tent and satisfaction before the ensealing and delivery heerof , Have 
Bargained, sould, Given and Granted, &c., unto the sayd Edward 
Brazier, his Heyres, Execcutors, Administrators, and Assignes, one 
Messuage or Tennemeut, scituate, lying, and Being in the afore- 
named Towne of Charlstowne, Late my owne mansion place, Con- 
teyning one Dwelling House, without Houses, orchard, and Land 
Adioyning, about one Aker and halfe, more or Lesse, Being sur- 
rounded with Charls Towne ColZon : part whereof I put-chased of 
Richard Kettell, and the other part of William Bridges. Alsoe four 
Akers of Land broken upp, bee it Less or more, Lying in Charl- 
towues westerly planting fcild, being Bounded with Cambridge 
Lyne on the Northwest, alsoe a Hay Lott, by mee purchased of 
m r Hurst, being Bounded by m r Falgrave on the west, and rn r 
Davison's marsh on the East, with all the Apurtenances or privi- 
ledges to all or any part therof belonging or in any wise Aper- 
taining, To Have and to hould the sayd Messuage or Tenement 
with all and singular the priviledges and Appurtenences that was 
Richard Keltels, or by am r other waves or means thertoo apper- 
taining or in any wise belonging, unto the same Edward Brazier, 
his heigres and Assignes, to his and their only proper use and be- 
hoof e, and proper goods and Lands forever, &c., &c. 

In wittnesse whereof, wee, the above named Richard Temple and 
Joanna Temple, my wife : have hearunto put our hands and seales 
this thirtieth day of the fourth mouth, Called in the year of our 
Lord God, One thousand six hundred fifty and four. 

Know all men by these presents, that wheras williarn Mead of 
Charletowue, had bought of firauces Chickering of Dedam, A 
Hous, a Barne, and other howsing, and all apurtenances thertoo 
belonging, and twoo Akers of Land therto adioyniug, and alsoe 
four Akers of Land lying in the west feild, and twoo Akers lying 
in the same feild, nere the Bridg, and A Hay Lott nere mayotten 
Cove, and twoo Cowes Comons and A quarter, with all the fencing 
and priviledges thertoo belonging, all formerly belonging unto 
John sybly, deceased. 

Know oilmen by these presents, that wee, william and Rebeckah 
Mead have and doe by these presents declare and testifye that wee 
both doe ioyutly Resigue up all our Rights, Titles, and Interests, 
in all and each of the perticulers aforementioned from us and our 
heigres unto Thomas welsh of charltowne, who has payd us ther- 
fore, unto the sayd Thomas to bee his and his heigres for ever. 
As is to bee seen under our hands upon the paper of the sale with 
M r Noweli's hand to it. 

written the 5 th of the 6 th month, 1654. 

JOHN GREENE. 

1 The record again begins in the hand-writing of Greene. ED. 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 131 

[146.] Know all men by these p'sents, that I, Richard Temple 
and Johanna Temple, my wiffe, both off Charletowne, in New Eng- 
land, Inhabitants, Have sould, and wee doe heerby connrine unto 
Samuell Adams, Inhabitant of the same towne, Forty Akers of up- 
land, bee it more or lesse, which Laud was formerly given unto 
Harman Garrett, smith, by Charltowne, As the Records of the 
Towne sheweth : which Land is Bounded on the North syde by m 1 ' 
zachary Syrnms his farme, and on the south by Meadford Jarme, 
and on the southwest by m r James _Garretts Land, And on the 
North East it is bounded by the comou ; And alsoe, more, twoo 
Akers of Land lying in the west feild in Charltowue, next Cam- 
bridge, Bounded North by Richard Sprague, &c., and west by 
Richard Kettell, and south by a highway, &c. 

wittnesse our hands and seals this sixth day of the sixth moneth, 
A thousand six hundred fifty and four. 

JOHN GREENE. 



Know all men by these presents, that I, Thomas Molton, of Mal- 
dou, Planter: have sould, and by this declare it, unto Richard 
Dexter, of Charltowne, Planter : A five Aker Lott of upland by 
estimation, more or less, which Thomas Molten formerly bought of 
Walter Pamer. It is scituate on mistik syde nere the south springe. 
It is Bounded on the Easte by Georg Felt, on the south b} 7 William 
Dade, on the West by James Pemberton, and on the North by 
William Sargeant. 

Alsoe, a parcell of salt marsh meadowe, likewise scittuate on 
mistike syde, Bounded Easte by Molton's Hand, and west by wil- 
kinsons creek, and North, part with a Creek which goes to the south 
spring, and part by Georg felt, and it is Bounded South by the 
south River which goes up to Molten's Hand. Those Parcells of 
meadowe was sould by mee Thomas Molton unto Richard Dexter, 
alsoe it was parted equally by Lott unto Isaak Wheeler, Richard 
Dexter, and John Greenland: to each of them in four parcells : 
after they had enioyed it a year ; And I Thomas Molton Doe for 
myselfe my wiffe &c. 

In witness hereof I have hereunto set to my hand this twoo and 
twentieth day of the seaventh month, A thousand six hundred fifty 
and four : This sale was made and delivered ten years agoe though 
writings being lost they were by these Renewed. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, mathew Gibs, Planter, In- 
habitant in charltown, New England, have sould and by this declare 
it that I doe sell unto Lawrence Dous, of the same towne, four 
Akers of upland and meadow by estimation, more or less : which 
land I bought of Anna ffrothingham of the same towue, which Land 
is scituate at Cambridge Lyne, it is bounded East by charltown 
eomon, and west by Cambridg ware, North by m 1 " 3 Catherin Coy to- 
more, and south b}' william Johnson ; All which wee Mathew and 
Mary Gibs doe &c. 

In wittness hereoff wee have sett our hands to the original coppy 
in Lawrence Dous hands. 

JOHN GREENE. 



132 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

[147.] Know all men by these p'sents, That I, Mathevf Gibs, 
Planter, Inhabitant in charltowne, in New England, Have sould 
and by this declare that I doe sell unto Lawrence Dons and Thomas 
Rand, both Inhabitants in the sayd towne, A Hous and A Garden, 
with a peece of marsh adioyniug to it, with all the fencing and due 
Apnrtenances thernuto belonging, which is all standing and seit- 
uate i^ere the Neck of Charltowne. Alsoe three quarters of an 
Aker of upland by estimation, more or less, it is lying in the Easte 
feild over against the Hous, and its bounded South by Richard 
Lowden and Thomas Cartars Land, and west by the street way 
which runs between the Hous and it, and North by Richard Sprague 
and a highway at one end : Likewise a Cowes Coinon. All which 
Hous ; &c., wee Mathew Gibs and Mary Gibs, my wiffe,Doe, &c., 
Resigne up, &c. In witnes hereoff wee have hereunto sett to our 
hands the twelfth clay of the eighth month, A thousand six hun- 
dred fifty and four. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, James Heyden, Inhab- 
itant in Charltowne, have sould, and by this declare that I doe sell 
unto John Knight, senior, Planter, Inhabitant in woeburn, A cer- 
taine parcell of Land which was my Lott given mee by the towne 
in the divident, it being eighteen Akers of Land by estimation, 
more or less, scitxiate and Lying in woeburn, nere Captain John- 
sons : And it is bounded northwest upon the comon, and south 
easte by John S3 r bly, and m rs Katherine Coytemore's Lands, and 
south west by william Johnsons Lands, and one the north east by 
Thomas Knowher's Lands ; and I Doe for "my selfe, and my wiffe 
&c. In witness hereunto I have sett to my hand to the originall 
coppy : which is subscribed by m r nowell's hand, the 9 th day of the 
8 th mouth, 1654. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[148.] John Palmer, Planter, unto Richard Dexter, alsoe 
Planter, both Inhabitants in Charltowne, New England, the 20 th day 
of the twelveth month, 1654. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, John Palmer, Inhabitant 
in Charltowne, have sould, and by this declare it unto Richard 
Dexter, of the said Charltowne, Inhabitant, five Akers of Arrable 
Land, being by Estimation more or less, and its lying and scituate 
on mistik syde, within Charltowne bounds, uere to the south 
Creeke, which five Akers, I, John Palmer, formerly bought and 
payed for it off maior Robert Sedgwick, who was alsoe an Inhab- 
itant in the sayd Charletowne. This five Akers of Arrable Land 
is Bounded east and west by Parcells of Richard Dexters Lands, 
it is Bounded North by william sargeants Laud, and on the south 
by another parcell of Richard Dexters Lands : &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Amutuall Exchanging of Parcells of Land, scituate within charl- 
towne neck in the Easle feild : Between Georg Heypbourn, Glover : 
and John March, Husbandman, Both Inhabitants in the sayd charl- 
towne in New England, the sixth day of the first month, 1655. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS.. 133 

Know all men by these presents^ that wee, George Heypbourn 
and John March, both Inhabitants in charltowne, in New England, 
Have Agreed, and doe Agree : and by this declare it. To Ex- 
change one with the other each A parcell of Land, George Heyp- 
bourn's parcell is an Aker and a halfe of Land by Estimation, 
being more or less : the Land Lyes and is scituate in the Easte 
feild, within the Necke : It is bounded on the south in part by wil- 
liam stitson : and in part by Thomas Caule, the successor of 
Daniell Shepherdson : it is bounded on the North by a parcell of 
Ralph Sprague's Laud, and which was formerly maister Trarice's : 
it is bounded on the west by william Dade's Land : and its 
bounded on the Easte by a parcell of m r Increase No well's Land. 

John Marche's Parcell Is one Aker of Arrable Land, scituate 
and lying likewise in the Easte feild within the Neck : it is 
bounded on the Easte By Robert Hale's Land i and its bounded 
on the west by sollomon Phips' Land ; it is bounded on the south 
by the Trayning place : and it is bounded on the north by another 
parcell of Land of the sayd John Marches, &C. 1 

JOHN GREENE. 

[149.] A sale of A Hous and Garden Plott, with other 
Lands by John Drinker, inhabitant in Charltowne, unto John Rugg, 
inhabitant in Lancaster, both Towns in New England, the tenth day 
of the first month A thousand six hundred fifty-Jive. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, John Drinker, ship car- 
penter, Inhabitant in charltowne, New England, with the consent 
of Elizabeth Drinker, iny wiffe, Have sould (and by this declare 
it) unto John Rugg, Planter, inhabitant in Lancaster, in the sayd 
New England, A certaine Hous or Tenement, with A Garden by it. 

And alsoe A peece of marsh belonging to the Hous : and lying 
belrynde the Hous : Being the iust halfe of that marsh which was 
given by the Towne unto Phillip Drinker and James Greene, the 
other halfe being now in william Bicknor's hands. 

The Hous, Garden, and marsh are standing, lying, and scituate, 
at the Easte end of the stinted comou : Butting easte upon a lit- 
tell creek : west upon the comon : North upon the street way : and 
South by william Bicknor. 

Alsoe A cowe comon Lying on the stinted comon, without the 
Neck : Likewise twoo Akers of marsh meadow by estimation, 
more or lesse, scitnate in mistick marshes : Butting west upon the 
North River : Easte upon the upland, and Running up into the 
woodland, so farr as other marsh Lotts doe Runn up, and were 
layd out by the Townes apoyutment. It is bounded South by Seth 
Switzer : And North by Richard Palgrave, now Ralph Shepheards, 
&c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of Lands Lying on Mistick syde, by Ezekiall and susanna 
Richeson: untoo Thomas Molton and John Greenland, both of Charl- 
towne, New England. 

Know all men by these presents, That whareas Ezekiell Richeson, 
Planter, formerly Inhabitant in the Towne of woeburn, in New 

1 Hepburne and March both conveyed their own and their wives' interests. ED. 



134 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

England, and since Deceased : having some eaigbt 3 7 ears past for 
and in consideration of a A certaiue sume to inee in hand payd, having 
bargained and sould unto Thomas Molton and John Greenland 
certaine Land Lying and scituate on mistike syde : being thirty 
and five Akers of Arrable Land, by Estimation more or lesse, 
which Land is bounded south west by Robert Rand's Land : and its 
bounded south Easte by the Lands of John Hodges: and its 
bounded Easte near and by the great Swarnpe ; And wee Ezekiell 
and Sussauna Richeson my wiffe, &c. And I Susanna Richesou 
now Brooks, formerly the wiffe of Ezekiell Richeson doe bynde 
myselfe, &c. In witness hereuntoo I have sett to my hand and 
seale untoo the evidencee of this sale the three and twentieth day 
of the first month A thousand six hundred fifty and five. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[15O. ] A sale of Land by Thomas Molton and ffrancis wheeler, 
alias Cook, unto John Greenland, all of Charltowne, Inhabitants: 
written the ninth day of the first month A thousand six hundred fifty 
and jive. 

Know all men by these presents^ That wheras Thomas Molton, 
Planter, Inhabitant in Charltowue, New England : and Isaac 
wheeler, taylor, alsoe Inhabitant in Charltowne aforenamed : 
and since deceased, Having some ten years past for and in consid- 
eration of a A certaiue sume to us in hand payed : wee having bar- 
gained and sould : And wee Thomas Molton and ffrancis Cook 
(formerly the wiffe of Isaac wheeler aforenamed) , doe for my selfe 
and my children, the heires of the saj'd Isaac wheeler, Wee do 
now by these presents renewe to Bargain, sell, And doe Resigne 
unto John Greenland, Planter, of the sayd chaiitowne, Inhabitant, 
Ceartaine Parcells of Meadowe Lands : Lying and scituate on mis- 
tik side by and nere the South River. 

A first Parcell of the sayd meadow, containing ten Akers, by 
estimation more or less : which meadow ground Is Bounded Easte 
by some upland of Robert Burdens, lying on the Neck of Thomas 
Molton's Land : it is bounded west and in the rniddell by a parcell 
of John Greenlands Land : It is bounded North by the meadow of 
Richard Cook : And it is bounded south by the Lands of Richard 
Dexter. 

A second Parcell of meadow which wee forenamed, sould 
unto the sayd John Greenland, containing Three Akers, by esti- 
mation more or less : Is lying and scituate alsoe on mistike syde, 
By and nere the South River, It is Bounded by a part of the 
South River where it divides, and it is Bounded Northwest by the 
Lands of Richard Dexters, alsoe it is Bounded North Easte by the 
Lands of Richard Cooke. 

A Third Parcell of Meadow, which wee forenamed, sould unto 
the sayd John Greenland, contayning one Aker of Land, by esti- 
mation, more or less, which is Lying and scituate likewise on mis- 
tik syde, in the forenamed meadows : and it is Bounded North by 
the land of Richard Cook, and it is Bounded south by the Land of 
Richard Dexter : It is Bounded Easte by another Parcell of the 
Lauds of Richard Cook. Alsoe it is Bounded west by A Creek, 
and another Parcell of the Lands of Richard Dexter : the whole 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 135 

sume of these meadows John Greenland hath bought and payed 
for all : of Thomas Moltou and Isaac wheelars Heyres, &c. 

written the tenth day of the second moneth A thousand six 
hundred fifty and five. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Artickles of Agreement Between m r John Hodges : and widdow 
Alice Rand, both Inhabitants in Charltowne, The tenth day of the 
Eighth moneth A thousand, six hundred fifty andfoure. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, John Hodges, Marriner, 
inhabitant in Charltowne, New England, Have Exchanged. And f, 
Alice Rand, widow, inhabitant therein, have exchanged alsoe with 
m r John Hodges : certain e parcells of Land, as followeth, That is 
to say : I, John Hodges, have delivered, and doe by this deliver, 
unto Alice Rand a parcell of salt marsh meadow, scituate nere my 
Hous and Land, which is bounded by a parcell of meadow which I 
bought of Ezekiell Richeson on the south : and on the North its 
bounded by Robert Halle ; and west by the Bull Lott ; and North 
Easte by Richard Kettell : This land I bought of m r Abraham 
Prat. 

And I Alice Rand doe exchange for the foreuarned Land, with 
m r John Hodges, A parcell of Land, or a hay Lott of marshe 
meadow of myne, scituate nere m r Hodges Hous and Land, which 
was given my husband : And it is bounded next the water syde 
south : and north b}' Edward Stnrgis : and west and Easte by the 
Lands of m r Hodges : All which parcells of Lands wee f oreuamed 
doe willingly exchange one with the other, etc. In wittnes heer- 
unto wee have enterchangably sett to our hands to the originall 
coppy, with rn r Increase Nowells hand thertoo : the 2 d of the 
3 d moneth, 1655. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[ 15 1 . ] A Sale of Lands by Richard Arrington and Elizabeth his 
wife : unto John Scott, all Inhabitants in charltowne, The twentieth 
day of the second month, A Thousand six hundred fifty and five. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Richard Arrington and 
Elizabeth my wiffe, Inhabitants in charletowne (for the sume of 
eight pounds currant, which sume wee have all Receaved at pres- 
ent), wee have sould, and by this declare, that wee doe sell unto 
John scott of the sayd Charletown likewise Inhabitant, A cer- 
taine parcell of salt marsh meadow, with some upland adioyning 
uutoo it, Being all of it by Estimation twoo Akers, more or less. 
It is Lying and scituate on mistike syde, within Charltowne 
bounds, it is lying nere the South river Creelt, This Land was in 
the divident given unto Nicholas Davis, and by him sould unto 
Ezekiell Richeson, who sould it to william Stitson, of whom I, 
Richard Arrington, bought it, and payd him for it : This marsh 
and upland is bounded west and south by the upland : north by 
John wilkins, and East by william Bade, A poplar tree being 
within 3 or 4 foot of the stake, or bound mark of this Ground, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



136 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

A Testimonial! of a sale of a Hous and ground standing and 
scituate in Charletoivne, by Anthony Dicks, carpenter, then resident in 
charletowne, untoo Gualter Allen, Hatter, alsoe resident in Charle- 
toivne. 

Memorandume, That I, Harman Garret, inhabitant in Boston, 
New England, doe Testifye and wittness That Antony Dicks did 
sell a Hous and Ground unto Walter Allen, which Hous and 
Ground was the lions and Ground of m r Phillips, that now keeps 
the ship taverue in Boston : Hee bought it, and Dwelt in it, and 
sould it tu the sayd Antony Dicks : Which, Hous and Ground is in 
Charletowne, and stands at the cross lane as wee goeup to Deacon 
Lynds hous : and it butts upon the street way going towards Cam- 
bridge : I testify that there was a full Bargaine, and my hand was 
to the Bargaine writing : This was taken upon oath the thirtieth 
day of September, 1G52. 

Alsoe James Brouue, Glazier, Inhabitant in Charletowne, did 
Testify the same the eleaventh day of October, 1 652. Both Testi 
fied this above written before m r Increase Nowell, Magistrate. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A sale of a Hous and Ground by m r Increase Noivett and Parneli 
his wiffe, unto Richard Pritchard, both Inhabitants in charltowne, 
New England, the 12 th day of the 12 th month, 1652. And Recorded 
the 10'* day of the II th moneth, 1655. 

Know all men by these jrreMiits, that I, Increase Nowell, esquire, 
Inhabitant in Charletowne, New England. Doe sell unto Richard 
Pritchard, of the Towne, shoemaker, The Hous of ruyne which 
was Edward Yeomens, by my Orchard, for thirty twoo pounds : 
to be payd Ten pounds between this and the sixteenth of the third 
month next, In currant silver, barley, or wheat : sweet, Dry, 
cleane, and marchautable, at the price currant, at my dwelling 
Hous : And ten pounds by the twenty-ninth of the seaventh-rnonth 
next, of the like pay, at the same place : And the last pay to bee 
the twenty ninth of the seaventh moueth, 1654, in the like pay, at 
the same place : And, if any payment be not payd at the tyme he 
is to alowe after eaight per cent for the tyme : He is to keep all 
the fence that I may not be anoyed by any defect therin : And 
if he sell the Hous, He is to let mee have it, if I will, at the price 
it shall then be adiudged valuable-worth. In witues whereoff I 
have heerunto set my hand, by mee INCREASE NOWELL. 

PARNELL NOWELL. 

I acknowledge to have Received twenty pounds for the two first 
payments the seavewteenth day of the eaight-month, 1653. 

Receaved in full payment of the purchas twelve pounds, the fif- 
teenth day of the sixth moneth, 1655. 

By mee, INCREASE NOWELL. 

Signed and delivered in the presence of us. 

GEORG HEPBURNE. 
AARON LUDKIN. 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 137 

[152.] A sale of A Hous and Garden, standing and scituate 
in Charletowne, New England, by John Peirce, Marriner, noiv Resi- 
dent in Charltoicne, unto Ralfe Mowsall, Carpenter: Inhabitant in 
the sayd Charltoivne, the '27 th of the 6 th mo., 1655. 

Know all men ~by these ^presents, That I, John Peirce, Marriner, 
now Resident in Charletowne, in and for the consideration of thirty 
pounds in good payments to bee payd, the one half being fifteen 
pounds to bee payd at present : and the other fifeteen pounds to bee 
payd the 27 th day of August, 1656. I have, therfore, Given, 
Granted, Bargained, sould and confirmed, And by these presents I 
Doe fully, absolutely, Give, Grant, Bargain, sell, and confirme unto 
Ralph Mousall, Carpinter, of the sayd Charltowne, inhabitant, my 
dwelling Hous, in the sayd Charletowne, standing and scituate east- 
ward therm, or towards the Easte end of the towne, in the place 
called wapping Rowe : with all the out housing about it, and the 
yeard and garden ground belonging to it : with all the Rails, Poles, 
Posts, and fencings belonging to the sayd hous and ground, alsoe 
all due apurtenances belonging to it. This hous and ground is 
bounded south by the street way : North by Thomas Mousall, Easte 
by Abraham Bell, and west by Thomas Mousall, and a peece of 
Ground comou to the Towne. 

Alsoe, A quarter of a cows comon, lying on the stinted comon, 
without Charletowne Neck, which I bought of my sister, widdow 
Peirces Bridges, which I have payd her for. 

Likewise a Hay Lott, lying and scituate in the west feild, 
Bounded on the Easte by the Creek, on the south by Catherine 
Graves, on the North b} r Thomas Peirce, and on the west by Thomas 
Brigden and Thomas welsh. 

And I, John Peirce, Marriner, Doe for my selfe, my wiffe, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



A sale of a Hous and Garden, standing and scituate in Charl- 
towne, New England: By Ralph Mousall, Caijjenter, Inhabitant in 
the sayd Charltoivne, untoo William Hilton, Marriner, Inhabitant 
alsoe of Charltoivne^ the nine and twentieth day of September, A 
thousand six hundred fifty and five. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Ralph Mousall, Car- 
penter, Inhabitant in Charltowne, New England, in and for the 
consideration of a certaiue sume of money in good payments to bee 
payd unto mee or my Assignes at twoo severall tymes : I have, 
therfore, Given, Granted, Bargained, sould and confirmed : And 
by these presents I doe fully, Absolutely, Give, Grant, Bargaine, 
sell, and confirme, unto william Hilton, Aforementioned, Marriner, 
Inhabitant in Charltowne, A Dwelling House of myne standing and 
scituate in a place of Charltowne called wapping Roe : Eastward 
in the sayd Towne, or towards the East end ther off: with all the 
out Housing about it, with the yeard and Garden ground belonging 
to it, and all the Rayls, Payls, Posts, and fencings about it, and 
pertayning Justly to the sayd House and Ground. Likewise all 
due appurtenances belonging to the same : The House and ground 
is Bounded south by the street way, North by Thomas Mousall, 



138 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

East by Abraham Bell : and west by Thomas Mousall, And a peece 
of Ground comon to the Towne. 

And I, Ralph Mousall, Doe hereby for my selfe, my wiffe, &c. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[153.] Bee it Jcnowen by these presents, that I, Christian Law- 
rence, widdow, and John Lawrence, the son of Christian Aforesayd, 
Both of Charltowne : for good and valuable Consideration by us in 
hand receaved : Have Given, granted, bargained and sould, And 
by these presents Doe Give, grant, bargain and sell, untoo Nicholas 
shaply, of Charletowne, Marriner, one dwelling hous and a garden 
Lott thereuntoo belonging, Now layd out to the sayd Nicholas : by 
us Christian : and John : aforesayd, scituate at the sconce-Poynt, 
Bounded upon the south Easte by* the Harbour, North West upon 
John Lawrence : And south west Bounded on Christian Lawrence. 
To Hould the sayd Hous and Land to Him and his Heires for 
Ever. 

In witness whereoff wee have sett to our hands and seals the twoo 
and twentieth day of July, A thousand six hundred forty and 
six. 

CHRISTIAN LAWRENCE, 
JOHN LAWRENCE. 

Sealed, signed and delivered in the presence of us. 
RANDOLL NICKOLLS, 
NICHOLAS LAWRENCE. 

Acknowledged by John Lawrence, the twenty sixth of the 
twelveth month, A thousand six hundred forty eaight, before m r 
Increase Nowell. 

Recorded the third of the first month, A thousand six hundred 
forty eaight. 

By WILLIAM ASPINALL, 

Recorder. 

JOHN GREENE. 

The fifth day of the Eleaventh, A thousand six hundred fifty and 
five. It was Granted by the selectmen of Charltowne, New Eng- 
land, unto the sayd Nicholas shaply, Marriner: (The street way 
being Reserved.) The frount of the sayd Ground, before the sayd 
House and Garden of Christian Lawrence, widdow, and John Law- 
rence, her son (above mentioned), Downe to Lowe watter marke, 
The sayd Ground being full fifty foot wide in ffront. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A sale of five Acres of Land by micliall Bastoive, of wattertowne, 
unto steeven ffosdik of Charletowne. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Michall Bastowe, of 
wattertown, have sould unto steeven ffosdik, of Charltowne (both 
in ,the country of Middellsex, in New England) , five Acres of Laud 
by estimation, more or less, lying on mistik syde, this Land is 
butted on the South against m r Increase Nowells Lands, and upon 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 139 

the East its Bounded by steeven fosdiks Lands : And upon the 
North its bounded Against the Comou, And upon the west its 
bounded by Maldon Comou. This was on the orriginall subscribed 
by m r Increase Nowell, magistrate, the fourteenth day of the fifth 
moneth, A thousand six hundred fifty and five, and its subscribed 
by Michall Bastows owne hand. 

JOHN GREENE. 

[154.] A sale of a Hous and a Barn, and A cow comon, and A 
peece of marsh meadowe, all standing, scituate and Being at present 
in Charltoimie, near and within the Neck: By Phillip Knight, 
Planter, and Margerite Knight his imffe, both Inhabitants in Charl- 
town, unto John Cloys, Marriner, of the sayd Charltowne, Inhabi- 
tant, the fifteenth Day of the second month, A thousand six hundred 
Jifty and six. 

Know all men by these presents^ that I, Phillip Knight, Planter, 
Inhabitant in Chaiitown, and Margerite Knight, my wiffe, both of 
the County of Midlesex : wee have for and in consideration of thirty 
and six pounds and eaighteen shillings, of which sume I have re- 
ceaved thirteen pounds hi hand in good marchantable payment, 
given, granted, bargained, sould and confirmed, And by these pres- 
ents Doe fully, absolutely, give, grant, bargaine, sell and confirme 
unto John Cloys, marriner, of the sayd Towne and count}', Inhabi- 
tant, A Mesuage or House and all the housing appertaining ther- 
unto, with A Barne and A Garden, and all the fencings belonging 
therunto. 

Alsoe, A cow comon, being on the stinted pasture without the' 
Neck. Likewise a half Akar of marsh meadow by estimation, more 
or less, with all the due appurtenances belonging to all and each of 
the same, which House, Barne, garden and meadow stands, lyes 
and is scituate in Chaiitown, near the Neck, and all is Bounded 
North by the Pound, south by Lawrence Dons : Easte by the street 
way, and west by a Creek. &c., In the presence of M r John 
Endicott the Governor &c. 

JOHN GREENE, 

Secretary. 

A sale of Housing and Lands by John Roper, Carpenter, unto 
Gardy James, Planter, both Inhabitants in Charltowne, in the 
County off Midlesex, in New England, the 25 th of the 3 d month, 
1656. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, John Roper, of Charl- 
town, Carpenter, have bargained and sould unto Gardy James, of 
the sayd town, Planter, A Tenement or Dwelling House I now 
dwell in, bought of Thomas Lynd, which was m r Hauls, alsoe A 
Tenement or dwelling Hous, scituate in chaiitown, with the edifices 
and apurtenances therunto belonging, together with the planting 
Lands and mcdoweing adioyning therunto ndioyning, formerly 
bought of Thomas Squire, and he is payd for all the upland and 
meadowe. All being by estimation seaven Akers, more or lesse, 
and all stands, lyes and is scituatc in the East feild, without the 
Neck, only one Aker and three Roode of this Land is sould to 



140 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

William Jones, the forenamed is bounded ou the south west with 
the Lands of Ralph Mousall, on the Easte with the Lands of m r3 
Catherine Coytinore. Likewise Three Co we Comons and a half, 
lying on the stinted Conion with out the Neck, with all Apurten- 
ances belonging unto them, alsoe twoo Akers of planting Land, 
more or less, and a Littell spott of meadowe lying at the end of the 
sayd twoo Akers, All Bounded on the west by the Lands of Walter 
Palmer, and on the East by the Lands of ni r Barnards, north by the 
medows next inistik river, and south by the Comon. 

All these afore mentioned housing Lauds and parcells of uplands 
and meadows, only exccpted the one Aker and three rood, sould 
to William Jones, have I, John Roper, sould and doe sell with the 
three cowe cornous and a halfe unto the sayd Gardy James, to have 
and to hould unto him and his heires for ever, without any Reser- 
vation, And I Acknowledg my self to be fully satisfied and pa}~d 
therefor, And I, John Roper, doe hereby for my selfe, my heirs, 
executors and Assignes, Resigne up all our Rights, Titles and 
Interest in sayd particulers before specified to bee the sayd Gardy 
James and his heires for Ever, And that this is my full entent and 
meaning. 



[155.] A sale of A House and Lands standing- and sciluate 
in charltoivne : By Grace Palmer, ividow : unto Anne frotliingham, 
ividow: both Inhabitants in Charltowne, New England the 
eleaventh day of the sixth mo: 1650. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Grace Palmer, widdow, 
Inhabitant in Charltowue, in the County of Midlesex, in New 
England : Have (for and in the consideration of a Certaine siime 
of money and Goods to mee in hand Payd) Given, granted, bar- 
gained, sould and confirmed : And by these presents ; doth fully, 
Absolutely : Give, grant, bargaine, sell and confirme ; unto Anne 
ffrothiugham, widow, likewise Inhabitant in the sayd charltowne, 
of the County of Middlesex, in New England: My dwelling 
Hous, with all the out housing about it, with A yeard and orchard 
close by it, and likewise five Akers of pasture land, by estima- 
tion, more or less, adioyning to it the House and orchard, with 
all the fencings, as posts, Railes, pales round about the sayd 
House, yeard, orchard, and pasture-Lands, and with all due 
Apurtenances belonging to all and each of the forementioned par- 
cells ; with one cows common on the stinted common, without the 
Neck of Charltowue : and all its due Apurtenauces ; All the sayd 
House, Howsing yeard, orchard, and Pasture ground Is standing, 
lying, and scituate within Chaiietown Neck, towards the Towne ; 
all being Bounded on the west by the Lands of Anne ffrotliiug- 
ham, and its bounded on the East by seth switzers Lands, and on 
the south by the Highway to the Towne, and on the North b} 7 the 
Lands of George Hutcheson, and Anne ffrothingham : To Have 
and to Hould, etc. 

This Deed of sale was acknowledged by m rs Grace Palmer^ the 
tenth of September, 1656. 

Before maior SIMON WILLARD, 

Magistrate. 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 141 

A sale of a Hous and ground by James Garret, marriner, inhabi- 
tant in wapping, near London, unto Samuell Beadle, Planter, in- 
habitant in Charltowne, New England, the tenth day of the fifth 
vnoneth, 1656. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, James Garrett, marri- 
ner, at present resident in charltown, in the county of micllesex, 
new England, for and in the consideration of thirty six pounds to 
be payd in three severall payments, alowing three years day of 
payment from the date hereof, I, James Garrett, Have therfore 
given, granted, bargained, sonld, and confirmed, and by these 
presents I doe fully, absolutely give, graunt, bargaine, sell, and con- 
firme unto Samuell Beadle, of the sayd Charltown, Planter; my 
posession within Charltown limits, that is my former dwelling 
hous, with A garden and yeard anexed to it, standing and scitnate 
at sconse pO3~nt, Bounded northwest by the highway, northeast by 
widow Hadlocke and steeven fosdike, south east by the beach and 
battery, limited forty feet from the corner post of the battery, and 
so strait up by the Lyne of m r Augustine walker, now by m r 
Trumble, with A plott of ground given to m r Garrett in the marsh 
to cutt a creek with couvenientcy of Landing about it, alowing and 
not hindring free passage in the highway that goes between my 
Lott and m r John Trumbles, upon any occaticn about the battery. 
Likewise a cow comon on the stinted pasture, without the Neck. 
Also a hay Lott of an Aker of meadow, by estimation, more or 
less, lying at Wilson's poynt on mistik syde, bounded south by 
mistik River, North East by James. Hubberd, and Northwest by A 
Creek : with A milch cow now in his possession : All and each of 
this possessions perticulerly aforementioned, with all due apurte- 
nances belonging to them, I, James Garret, Doe for my selfe, m}' 
wife, &c. 

And I, samuell Beadle, doe promise and bynde myself and my 
heires. To pay or cause to be payd to the sayd James Garrett or 
his Assignes, the sume of thirty-six pounds within three years 
from the date hereof!, that it is to say Twelve pounds each ycare 
eyther in money or comodities : the payments heer in charletown, 
at the tymes prefixed to the content of the sayd James Garrett or 
his Assinges. But if it be not payd in charltown, Then the sa} r d 
Samuell Beadle, his heires or Assignes, are bound and engaged 
hereby to send comodities into England to the sayd James Garrett, 
or his heires at the least to the vallewe of twelve pounds by the 
year yearly, for the three years, James Garrett being to stand to 
the Adventures of the sea : and samuell Beadle is to stand to the 
vallew of the mony the goods he sends shal bee sould for, witness 
our hands this seaventeenth day of the eaight month, 1656. 

the origiuall was testified before m r Richard Bellingham, Deputy 
Governor, the 20 of 8 mo., 1656. 

[156,] Know all men by these presents, That I, John An- 
drews, of Boston, in the County of Sussex, in New England, 
Cooper, Have sould, and by this declare it, unto John Knight, of 
Charltowne, in the County of Middelsex, in the sayd New Eng- 
land, Cooper, for a certaine sume to mee in hand payed to my full 



142 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

content and satisfaction. And I, John Andrewes, doe hereby 
acquitt and discharge the sayd John Knight, his heires, execcutors, 
and Administrators, And every of them, from the sayd payment 
for ever. And I, John Andrews, doe hereby give, grant, bargaine, 
sell, enfeoff, and confirme unto the sayd John Knight, his heires 
and assignes, for ever, A certain House, ground and wharf e therunto 
belonging and adioyuing, all standing and being scituate in charl- 
towne aforenamed, all standing, lying, and being bounded by John 
Mirick on the south syde, and bounded by widdow Jone Larkin on 
the north syde, Bounded and butting on chaiitowne River, west- 
erly : And facing or fronting to the street way going towards the 
wharfe Easterly : with all and singular the premises thereunto be- 
longing ; All which aforenamed I, John Andrews, formerly bought 
of James Mirick Cooper, and Margerite his wiffe, the former right 
owners and possessours thereoff , whom I have fully payed and satis- 
fied for all the same : To have and to hould, &c. In witnes wher- 
off, wee, the sayd John Andrews and Hannah his wiffe, have to the 
origiuall coppy sett to our hands and scales the thirtieth day of the 
second-mouth, A thousand six hundred fift}* and sea-ven. 

This sale was acknowledged by John Andrews the 13 th of the 
third month, 1657. 

Before Captain Daniell Gookin, Magistrate. 

JOHN GREENE. 

A Record of a certain Hous and out Housing and an orchard of 
about halfe an Aker of Land., sould by m r william Barnard to 
Gardy James. 

Know all men by these presents, That m r william Barnard, gentle- 
man, inhabitant in charletowne : having formerly sould to Gardy 
James, Planter, of the sayd Charltown Inhabitant, A certaine 
Hous, with some out housing by it, and an orchard of Laud of 
half an Aker b}^ estimation, more or less, all which belonged to 
James Tomson formerly, of whom m r Barnard bought it and payd 
him for it, All which Hous, housing, and Land is standing and 
scituate in the East feild, without the Neck : Bounded north west 
by william Jones, south east by John Mousall south by the high- 
way, and alsoe butting toward mistik River by John Mousall, All 
being now in the Posession of Gardy James, who hath payed fully 
for it. Written this fourth day of the 5 th month, 1657. 

JOHN GREENE. 



[157,] A sale of apeece of Land by Thomas Lyndeunto John 
March, both Inhabitants in Charltown, New England, the eaighteenth 
day of the fourth month, 1657. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Thomas Lynde, Malster, 
Inhabitant in Charletowne, in the County of Middlesex, in New 
England, Doe sell unto John March, Planter, Inhabitant in the 
sayd Charletowne, for a certaine payment to mee in hand payed, an 
Aker of Arrable Land, being by estimation, more or less, which 
Aker lyes and is sciluate in the easte feild, which is within charl- 
towne Neck. This ground aforenamed is bounded on the North- 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 143 

west by John Penticost : it is bounded south easte by the cars 
highway in the middle of the feild on the topp of the Hill : it is 
bounded North Easte by John March : and it is bounded south- 
west by maister Bates Land. 

And I, Thomas Lynde Doe hereby, for my selfe, my wiffe, &c. 
In witness hereoff I, Thomas Lynde and my wiffe Margerite have 
sett to our hands and seals to the originall coppy hereoff, Before 
m r Richard Russell, Comissioner, this eighteenth day of the 
fourth month A Thousand six hundred fifty and seaven. 

JOHN GREENE, 

Secretary. 

A mutual exchanging of a Hous and certaine parcells of Land, 
standing and scituate within Charltoiune Neck, in the east feilde, be- 
ticeen John March, Planter, and Thomas Lynde, Maister, both 
inhabitants in Charletowne, in the County of Middlesex, in New Eng- 
land the 18' A day of the 4< 7 ' mo. 1657. 

Know all men by these presents^ That wee, John March and 
Thomas Lynde, both Inhabitants in Charletowne, New England, 
Have agreed, and doe agree, and by this declare it : To exchange 
one with the other some parcells of Land with a Hous. 

John Marches being a Hous, a garden, and a peece of meadowe, 
being all by estimation an Aker of ground, more or less : which 
Hous and land is standing and scituate between Charletowne Neck, 
and the towne in the midle of the high way from the towiie : Ail 
being Bounded East northeast by the street-way : and its bounded 
northwest by Lands of Tbomas Lynde, and its bounded South and 
on the other parts by the Lands of Anne ffrothingham, widdow : 
All the forenam^d being, standing, lying, and scituate in the east 
feild, within the Neck off Charletowne. 

Thomas Lynde exchanges with John March for all the foreuamed 
A Peece or Parcell of Land of his, Being twoo Akers of Planting 
Land by estimation, more or less : and it is lying and scituate, in 
the easte feild, within the Neck of Charltowne, which twoo Akers 
are Bounded south west by John Penticcsts land, north east by 
Arrold Coles land, southeast by William Dades land, and North- 
west by Thomas Lynds Land, which formerly was william Bach- 
elers land. And w^hich twoo Akers of Land wee, william and 
Rachell Bacheler, my wiffe, doe fully and freely resigne up unto 
Thomas Lynde aforenamed, to bee his and his heires for ever, Our 
agreements Being in manner as folio weth, That is to say, That I, 
John March, doe Resigne and give up unto the sayd Thomas Lynde 
all myne, my wives, aiid my heires, execcutors, administrators and 
Assignes, Rights, Titells, and interest in all the sayd Hous gar- 
den and meadow above mentioned, with all Due Apurtenauces 
therunto belonging, to bee the sayd Thomas L}'ncls and his heires 
for Ever. 

Likewise I, Thomas Lynde, Doe give and resigne up unto the 
sayd John March all myne, my wives, and my heires, execcutors, 
administrators, and assignes, Rights, Tittells, and interests in all 
the sayd two Akers of Land above mentioned, with all due apur- 
tcnauces thertoo belonging, to be the sayd John Marches and his 



144 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

heires for Ever : Alsoe. I, Thomas Lyncle, have granted and hereby 
I doe grant a highway to the said John March for a cart or a plough 
from the great highway to goe to his Land I have soulcl Him, with 
free egress and regress, as the sayd John March or his heires, ex- 
eccntors, or assignes, shall have occasion : And to declare That weo 
both are reciprocally agreed and contented with this exchange, wee 
have enterchangably sett to our hands and seals to the orriginall 
coppy hereoff in the presence of m r Richard Russell, Comissioner, 
this present being the eaighteenth day of the fourth month, A thou- 
sand six hundred Gfty and seaven. 

JOHX GREENE, 

Secretary. 

[158.] A sale of a Hous and ground by Richard Arrington, 
lime bunier, inhabitant in Charltoivne, unto Marke Kings, Marriner, 
Inhabitant in the sayd Towne, the twoo and twentieth day of the fifth 
Month, A thousand six hundred fifty and seaven. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Richard Arlington, In- 
habitant in Charletown. in the County of Middelsex, in New Eng- 
land, for and in the consideration of seaveuty pounds to be payd 
in twoo severall payments, allowing one years day of payment from 
the date here for the last payment, I, Richard Arlington, Have 
therefore Given, granted, bargained, sould and confirmed ; And by 
these presents I doe fully, absolutely, give, grant, bargaine, sell 
and confirme unto Marke Kings, of the sayd chaiietowne, Marrincr : 
My Posession within Charletowue lymitts, that is my present dwel- 
ling Hous, with a garden and grounds annexed to it, All standing 
and scituate in wapping Roe, The grounds all Being about the 
eaight part of an Aker of Laud by Estimation, mo/e or less : with 
all the fencings as Posts, Railes, Pails, and all other due Apurten- 
ances thereunto belonging : which Hous, housing and grounds are 
Bounded East and North by Edward Willson, west by Edward 
Drinker, and South by the streetway, All and each of the pertic- 
ulers aforenamed I, Richard Arriugton, Doe for my self and my 
wife, my heires, execcutors, administrators, and Assignee, freely 
and fully Resigne up all our Rights, Titells, and interests in all 
the sayd parcells aforementioned, To bee the sayd Marke Kings 
and his heires for Ever. 

And I, Marke Kings, Doe promise to pay unto the sayd Richard 
Arrington, the sume of thirty and five pounds presently upon the 
sealing and delivery of this wrighting, and the hous and grounds 
above mentioned : five pounds wherof to bee payd in money and 
endigo : and alsoe twoo hogsheads of sugar and five or six pounds 
in goods at shopps : And I, Mark Kings, promise and bynd my 
selfe to pay or caus to bee payd to the sayd Richard Arrington, or 
his Assignes, the other thirty and five pounds Between this and the 
twoo and twentieth day of the fifth moneth, one thousand six hun- 
dred fifty and eaight, in Charletowue aforesayd, To pay it In wheat, 
sugar, cotton, wooll, or the like, As Mark Kings shall provide : 
and all at price currant and marchantable as then : and I, Richard 
Arrington, doe bynd and engage niy selfe by these to send a suffi- 
cient security over from England hither to secure the sayd Mark 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 145 

Kings, his heires and execcutors from all claimes what ever may 
be pretended to all aforenamed and by whom soever, and that this 
is both our entents and meanings. 

witnes our hands and seals to this originall copy of this copy in 
the hands of Mark Kings, confirmed by m r Richard Russell, the 1 st 
day of August, 1657. 

JOHN GREENE, 
Recorder 



A sale of a Cowe Common on the stinted Pasture by Richard 
Arrington unto John Smith) both Inhabitants in Charletowne, the 
28 th Day of the sixth moneth, 1657. 

Know all men by these presents, That I, Richard Arrington, In- 
habitant in Charltown, of the County of Middelsex, in New England, 
doe by this declare that I doe sell A Cow Comon (which I bought 
of m r zachary symms, to whom it was given in the devident) unto 
John Smith of the sayd Charletown, inhabitant : And I confes I am 
fully payed for it, as apearsby my hand and scale to the orriginall 
hereoff, And I, Richard Arrington, doe hereby Resign e up. all 
myne, my wives, and my'heires Rights, Tytells, and interests in 
the sa}^d cow common unto the sayd John Smith, to bee his and his 
heires for Ever. 

Wittness my hand and seale to the orriginall, The Day and date 
above written : 

as is testified by m r Richard Russell, Comissioners, hand to it the 
30 th day of the 6 month, 1657. 

[159.] Know all men by these presents, that I, Richard Har- 
rington, inhabitant in charltowne, in the County of Middellsex, in 
New England, for and in the consideration of twenty and six pounds 
currant, which I have receaved to my full satisfaction, I Richard 
Harrington, and Elizabeth, my wife (since deceased), Have ther- 
fore Given, granted, bargained, sould and confirmed, And by these 
presents I doe fully, absolutely, Give, grant, bargaine, sell and 
confirme unto Edward Drinker, inhabitant of the sayd Charletowne, 
Potter, A Pious or warehous and the ground it stands on, and halfe 
a well between Mary Walkers hous and this hous, and the garden 
in which it stands, which once belonged unto James Allison, and 
all is standing and scituate in Charltown lymitts, in A place called 
wapping Roe, the fore named being bounded east and north by 
Marke Kings, and due north by Robert Hale, two Railes length : 
w r est by Mary Walker, and south by the street way, All and each 
of the perticulers aforenamed I, Richard Harrington, Doe for my 
selfe, and my wiffe, &c. 

this sale was made and delivered the year 1655. And I, Richard 
Harrington, for my selfe, my heires, execcutors, administrators, 
and Assignes, in wittnes hereunto have sett to my hand and seale 
to the orriginall copy heeroflf, this twenty and eaighth day of the 
sixth month, one thousand six hundred fifty and seaven, this sale 
was confirmed before m r Richard Russell, Comissioner, for charl- 
town, the 31 th day of August, 1657. 

JOHN GREENE, 

Recorder. 



146 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Tymothy Wheeler, yeo- 
man, Inhabitant in Concord, in the County of Middlesex, in New 
England, Have (for and in the consideration off a certaine sume to 
mee in hand payd) Given, granted, bairganed, sould and confirmed, 
And by these presents Doe fully, absolutely, Give, grant, bargaine, 
sell and confirme unto Samuell Warde, yeoman, Inhabitant in 
charletowne, in the sayd County, A certain Parcell of fresh meadow 
land, being three Akers and A halfe by estimation, more or less, 
which Land is scituate and lying near the south mead, And it is 
bounded south by the stinted Pasture, and North by a peece of 
meadow of myue, Tymothy Wheelers, it is also bounded west by 
the stinted Pasture, And East by the Land of Robert Hale : And 
Samuell Warde doth bynde and engage himself by these presents 
to keep and maintaine a sufficient fence to keep out great Cattell 
between his sayd meadow and the meadow belonging unto 
Tymothy Wheeler on the North of this meadow : And I, Tymothy 
Wheeler, Doe for my selfe, my wife, &c. 

And that this is my entent and meaning without fraude or guile, 
I have hereunto sett to my hand and seale to the orriginall coppy 
in m r wards hands, the ninth day of the seaventh month, one thou- 
sand six hundred fifty and seaven. 

JOHN GREENE, 
Recorder. 

[16O.] To all Christian People to whom these presents shall 
come, William Kilcupp, of Charletowne, New England, Sive- 
maker, sendeth greeting. Knowyee, that I, the sayd William Kill- 
cupp for divers good and valuable causes and considerations me 
thereunto moving, and especially for, and in consideration of the 
sum of threescore and twelve pounds starling, to me in hand payd 
by Henry Harbour of the same, Planter, at the ensealing and 
delivery hereoff, wherwith I do acknowleg myself fully satisfied, 
contented, and payd, and theroff and of every part and parcell 
therof doe exonerate, acquitt, and discharg the sayd Henry Har- 
bour, his Heires, execcutors, administrators, and every of them 
for ever by these presents, Have given, granted, bargained, sold, 
enfeoffed, and confirmed, And by these presents Doe give, grant, 
bargaine, sell, enefeoffe, and confirme unto the sayd Henry Har- 
bour, his Heires and Assignes, for ever, All that my dwelling 
Hous, out Houses, barnes, buildings, stables, cowhouses, orchards, 
gardens, with Tenu Acres of upland and meaddow therunto be- 
longing, lying upon the poyut of Lands and near the Hous of m r 
John Hodges in Charletowne aforesayd, and lying and being be- 
twixt the Lands of John Hodges on the East syde. and the Lands 
of the said Henry Harbour on the West, and betwixt the River 
Southerly, and the Commons Northerly, And the meadow lying 
upon the milldame, And four cows commons, upon the commons 
of Charletowne, with all His Right, Title, and Interest of and into 
the sayd bargained premises, with all and singular their Appur- 
tenances, and every part and parcell theroff, To Have and to 
Hould, &c. in free and common Soccage and not in capite nor by 
Knights service &c. 

In wittness wheroff the sayd william Kilcupp hath set his hand 



CHABLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 147 

and seale to the orriginall writting hereoff, the five and twentieth 
day of May, one thousand six hundred fifty and three. And 
Grace Killcupp, wiffe of the sayd williain Killcupp doth alsoe fully 
and freely give and yeild up all her Right, title, Dowr, and interest 
of and into the above written premises, unto the sayd Henry Har- 
bour, his heires and Assignes for Ever, in wittness wheroff the 
sayd Grace hath sett to her hand and seale the fifth day of may, 
one thousand six hundred fifty and five, in the presence of Richard 
Cook, Henry Powning, Nathaniell Sowther. 

This was by them both William Killcupp and Grace Killcupp 
acknowledged the same day before m r Richard Bellingham, Gov- 
ern our. 

By John Greene, Recorded this 21th day of September, 1657. 



[161.] A mutuall exchange of Lands now being within the 
Bounds of Maldon, formerly in Gharltown Bounds, bettveen Edivard 
Carrinton and Job Lane, both Planters. 

Know all men by these presents, That wee, Edward Carrinton 
and Job Lane Have Agreed and doe Agree, and by these presents 
declare it, To exchange mutually one with another each a parcell 
of Land : Edward Carrintons parcell being Ten Akers of Arra- 
ble Land by estimation, more or less, which Land lies now and is 
scituate in Maldon bounds, which I bought of John Greene : like- 
wise twoo Akers and a halfe of Arrable land by estimation, more 
or less, scituate nere the Ten Akers, which twoo Akers and a halfe 
I bought of Robert Burden, which was formerly m r Increase Now- 
ells, the sayd twelve Akers and a halfe are all Bounded North 
East by Robert Long, and south east by m r Increase Nowell, 
North west by Peeter Tuft, which was Ralph Mousalls, and south 
west bounded by a highway. 

Job Lanes Parcell is Ten Akers of upland by estimation, more 
or less ; it is now scituate in Maldon, but was formerly in charl- 
town ; it once belonged unto Isaack wheeler now deceased, which 
I, Job Lane, bought and have payd for it, of francis wheeler, 
Isack wheelers wife : which Land is bounded south by Peeter 
,Tufft, north by Thomas Grover, east by James Barrett and Robert 
Long, west by John Greenland. Our Agreements being in man- 
ner as folio we th, That is to say : 

That I, Edward Carrinton, doe hereby give and Resigne up unto 
the sayd Job Lane, All myne, my wives, my heires, executors, and 
Administrators Rights, Ty tells, and Interests, in all the sa} T d 
twelve Akers and a half of Lands above mentioned, and all due 
Apurte nances therunto belonging to bee the sayd Job Lanes and 
his heires for ever. 

Likewise I, Job Lane, doe hereby give and resigne up unto the 
sayd Edward Carrinton, All myne, my wives, my heires, execcu- 
tors, and Administrators Rights, Tittells, and Interests in all the 
sayd Ten Akers of Lands above mentioned, and all due Apurte- 
nances therunto belonging, to bee the sayd Edward Carrintons 
and his heires for ever, &c., &c. 

In witness hereoff, we have enterchangably sett to our hands and 



148 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

seals to the original! hereoff in the presence of m r Humphry Athar- 
ton, magistrate. 

JOHN GREENE, 

Recorder. 

Know all people to whom this writing shall come to be seen or 
Read, That I, ffrancis Cook, formerly Wheeler, now the wife of 
Richard Cook, yeoman, resident in Maldon, in the County of mid- 
dlesex, in New England, for and in consideration of a certaine 
sume to me in hand payd to my full satisfaction, by Job Lane, of 
the same town, Carpenter, before the ensealing and delivery here- 
off, Have bargained, sould, given, and granted : And by these 
presents, for mee, my heires, execcutors, and Administrators, Doe 
fully, clerel} 7 , and absolutely Bargain, sell, give, grant, Alien, en- 
feoff, and confirm unto the sayd Job Lane and his heires, execcu- 
tors, administrators, and Assignes, A certain parcell of arrable 
Land, scituate and Lying in Maldon bound : Being Ten Akers by 
estimation more or less, which is bounded north east by Robert Long, 
south east by m r Increase Nowell, south west by a highway, and 
north west by Peeter Tuft, which was Ralph Mousalls, with all the 
Apurtenances and priviledges to all and any part theroff, belong- 
ing or in any wise apertayning. To have and to hould, &c. In 
witnes wherof wee, Richard and francis Cook have to the orig- 
inall hereoff set to our hands and seales this 20 th of the eaight 
month, 1657, in the presence of m r Humphry Atharton, magis- 
trate. 

JOHN GREENE, 

Recorder. 



Know ail People to whom this present writing shall 
come to be seen or read, That I, Richard Cook, yeoman, dwelling 
in Maldon town, in the County of Midellsex, in New England, for 
and in consideration of A certaine sume to mee in hand payd, to 
my full satisfaction, by Job Lane, of the same towne, Carpenter, 
before the ensealing and delivery hereoff, Have Bargained, sould, 
given, granted, and by these presents, for mee, my heires, 
execcutors, and Administrators, Doe full, cleerly, and absolutely 
Bargain, sell, give, grant, alien, enfeoff, and confirm unto the sayd 
Job Lane and his heires, execcutors, administrators, and Assignes, 
A certain Parcell of Arrable Land, scituate and lying now in the 
bounds of Maldon ; being forty and five Akers by estimation, more 
or less, which Laud is bounded south west by Lands firstly 
apertaining to ra r John Greene, and bounded north west by Ten 
Akers firstly apertaining to m r John Harvard, and sould by his 
heires unto Thomas Mugg. It is bounded East by m r John Avery 
and Richard Kettell, and by five Akers of Land of Job Lanes, 
sould to him by John Burden, which he had of m r Robert Long : 
and this Land is encompassed (by the Lands of Richard Sprague) , 
with all the Apurtenances and Priviledges, to all and any part 
therof belonging or in any wise Appertaining : To Have and to 
hould, etc. In witness heerunto I, Richard Cook and francis my 
wife, have to the originall coppy assented, and I, Richard Cook, 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS, 149 

have sett iny hand and scale this twentieth of the eight month, 
one thousand six hundred, fifty seaven, in the presence of m r Hum- 
phry Athartoii, magistrate. 

JOHN GREENE. 

Recorder. 

A sale of a Hous and gar 'den , standing and scituate nere the 
Neck in charletowne : By Lawrence Dous To Roger Els, both Inhabi- 
tants in charletowne^ the jive and twentieth day of the tenth moneth, 
one thousand six hundred fifty and seaven. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Lawrence Dous, Planter, 
inhabitant in charletowne, in the county of Midlesex, in New Eng- 
land, Have sould, and by this declare that I do sell, unto Roger 
Else, weaver, inhabitant in the said charletowne, A Hous and a 
Garden, with all the fencing and due Appurtenances, all being 
nere the Neck of Land of Charletowne, which IIous and garden, 
fencing, and all due Appurtenances, I, Lawrence Dous and Mar- 
gery my wifte, Doe, for ourselve and our heires, execcutors, ad- 
ministrators, and Assignes, freely and fully Resigne up all our 
Rights, Tytles, and Interests in the sa}~d perticulers unto the sayd 
Roger Else, to be his and his heires for ever : confessinge our 
selves to be fully payd and satisfied therefore : But Lawrence 
Dous and his heires are to make and maintaine the one halfe of 
the fence next his meadow : Alsoe, wee, Lawrence Dous and Mar- 
gery my wiffe, doe hereby engage and bynde our selues, and our 
heires, execcutors, administrators, and Assignes, to save the sayd 
Roger Else and his wiffe, and their heires, free from all uniust 
claimes and molestations about the sayd Hous and Garden, as 
from us or ours, or any person or persons, as by our means what- 
soever. In witness hereof we have to the originall coppy hereoff 
sett to our hands the 25 th of the 10 th month, 1657, before 
rn r Richard Russell, Commissioner. 

JOHN GKEENE, 1 

Recorder. 



[163.] Know all men, that I, James Hadlock, of wenham, in 
New England, for divers good and valewable causes and consider- 
ations, me ther unto moving and espetialy for and in consideration 
of the sum of sixe pounds to me in hand paid -before the ensealing 
hearof by Samuell Adams, of Charlstown, wheare with I doe Ac- 
knowleg my self e to bee fuly satisfied, contented and paid, and ther 
of and of every partt and parsil ther of Doe Aquitt and Discharge 
the said Samuell Adams, his heires, exsecutors, Administrators 
and Asighus, and every of them by these p c sents for ever, and by 
thes psents have given, granted, barganed, sould, enffefed and con- 
firme, and by thes p e sents doe give, grant, bargaine, sell, enfefe and 
confirme unto the said Samuell Adams, his heirs and Asighns, all 
that persill of land or house lott lying and being in Charlstowu, 
which was formerly the house lott of Thomas ffosdick, and in the 
marsh, bounded on the west by mr Coytmors creek, and on North 

1 End of Greene's writing-. ED. 



150 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

by the Town Streat, and east by the Comon lands, and south by 
mr James Garrett, with all and singular the apnrtenanses therto 
belonging, and all ray Right, titell and intrest of and in the same, 
To have and to hould, &c. 

In wittnes whear of I, James hadlock, have heare unto sett my 
hand and seall this Twenty Ninth day of July, in the yeare of our 
lord one Thousand sixe hundred fifty and four : 1654. 

JAMES HADLUCK, 

his hand and seall. 
Sealed and dilivered in the p e sents of 
THOMAS SHEPY, 
JOHN P PATTFEILD, 
his marke. 

This is Attrew Copey heare entred And taken outt of the 
originall as Attest. 

SAMUELL ADAMS, 

Reco. 

Know all men "by thes p e sents, that I, Samuell Adams, of charls- 
town doe heare by sell and Assighne and put over all my Right 
and titell unto that p e sill of land Above spesified that I bought of 
James hadluck, I Doe sell and Asighn over my titell unto the same 
unto John Smith, of eharlstown, his heires and asighus for ever. 

wittnes my hand this 6 day of the 7 mo., 1654. 

SAMUELL ADAMS. 

JOHN ALBY, 

KATHREN GRAUES. 

[164.] Know all men, that martha Coytmor, of Charlstowne, 
widow, upon due consideration and for Divers Reasons moving 
mee ther unto, have sould and Doe heare by confirme unto John 
wafe, of charlstowu, his heires and executors for ever, that is one 
Dweling house and one quarter of an Aker of land, bee it more or 
les, sitewatte in chaiistowne, being bounded by Isack Koall on the 
north west, and mr John Gwine on the east, and on the south the 
towne streat, and on the North east the land of James browne, in 
consideration whear of I Doe Acknolige my selfe fuly satisfied and 
Doe hear by give up all my Right and iutrest unto the f orsaid John 
wafe and his heires for ever. 

wittnes my hand this third day of the tenth moneth, one thousand 
sixe hundred fourty foure. 

MARTHA COYTEMORE. 
Wittues, 

SAM ADAMS. 

This is a trew Copey of Martha Coytemors Dead of salle to John 
wafe, and is heare entred out of the originall By rnee. 

SAMUELL AD AMES. 

Becor. 



[165.] To all Christian peopell to whome thes p e sents shal 
Com, greting, know ye that I, williain hilton, of Charlstown, in the 



CHAKLESTOWX LAND RECORDS. 151 

County of midelsex, ia New England, mariner, ffor valiable con- 
siderations to mee well and trewly paid by mathew price, of Charls- 
towu, in New England Afore said, the Receipt wheer of I Doe by 
thes psents Ackuoleg and ther with to be fully satisfied and paid, 
and of every parte and parsill therof Doe fully, clearly, Absolutely, 
Acquitt and discharge the said Mathew price, his heirs, executors, 
Administrators and Asighns for ever, by thes p e sents have granted, 
bargaued and sould, Alinated, enffeffed and Confirmed and by thes 
p e sents doe fully, clearly and Absolutely grante, Bargain and sell, 
Alien, enfeffe and con firme unto the sayd mathew price, his heires, 
executors. Administrators and Asighns for ever, one Dweling house, 
with the yeard, garden, ground belonging unto it, and all out hous- 
ing, fensing, frute treese and other Apurtenanses or towne grants 
to the same Apertaining or in an}' wise belonging, which is sitewate, 
lying and being in Charlstown before named, formerly being in the 
posetion of Ralph mousall, deseased, and is Bounded on the North 
by Thomas mousall, south by the Towue streatt, east by Abraham 
Bell, his house and lane}, west by Thomas mousall partly and partly 
by a pece of laud Comou to the Towne, to have And to hould the 
sayd house, Land and other Apurtenauces therto Belonging unto 
the sayd mathew price, his heires and Asighns for ever, to his and 
ther only proper use and Behoof e, and 1, the sayd william hilton, 
doe Covenant, promis and grant for me, my executors, my heires, 
and Administrators and assighns, to and with the sayd mathew 
price his heires, executors. Administrators and Asighns, by thes 
presents that hee, the sayd mathew price, his heires and Asighus, 
shall and may att all times and from time to time for ever hear 
After, have and hold, occupie, poses and In Joy the sayd Barganed 
and asighned p e mises, and every parte and persill ther of, Acord- 
ing to the trew intent and meaning of thes p e sents, with out the 
lawfull lett, trobell, sute, molestation, contradiction, or deniall of 
mee, of mee, the sayd william hilton, or of any of my heires, exec- 
utors, Administrators or Asighns, or of any other person whome 
soever claming and having an}' Right, titell or Interest therin, from, 
by or under me. 

In wittnes whcarof I, the sayd william hilton, have hear unto 
putt my hand and sealle, this twenty sixt day of the sixt moneth, 
caled Agust, in the year of our lord God one Thousand sixe hun- 
dreth fiftey and Nine. 

WILLIAM HILTON, 

his scale. 
Sighned, sealed, And dilivered In the p e sints of 

BENIAMIN LAITHROP, 

THOMAS MOUSALL, 

EDWARD BURTT. 

This sale was Acknowledged the 29 th of the 6 month, 1659, Be- 
fore me. 

RICHARD RUSELL. 

Enterd and Recorded att Cambrig, in midlesexe, 29 th , 6 th , 1659, 
in the 2 Book of Deeds and conveyences, page 85, as Attest : 

THOMAS DANFORTH. 
R. 



152 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

This is a trew Copy of mathew price, his dead of salle from 
william hilton, as Attest 

S AMU ELL ADAMS, 

Record. 



[166.] I, 1 John Cutler, of Charlstowne, for valewable consid- 
erations, payd by Thomas heett, of said Charltown, do fully, 
clearly, &c., grante, &c., " unto sayd Thomas hett, his heires and 
Assighnes for ever, one dweling house, with a garden plott 
adioyning therunto sitewale, lying, and being in charlstowne 
before named, being formerly in the posetions of mr Richard Rus- 
ell of the forsaid charlstowne, and is boundid on the North with 
the towne streat ; on the south with the house and Garden of mr 
Tarrice ; on the east with the house and lande of Richard tempeller ; 
and on the west the land of ffaintnott wines, to have and to hould 
the said house, land, ifensing, and all other Apurtenances ther to 
belonging, or any wise apertaining unto him, the sayd Thomas 
hett, his heires and Asighns for ever to his and there only proper 
use. " His wife, Anna Cutler, joining herein, this Twenty fifth day 
of the eleventh moneth. Called Janewary, in the year of our lord 
god one thousand six hundred fiftey and nine. 

JOHN CUTLER And ANNA CUTLER. 
There Sealles. 

Sighned, sealed, and diliuered In the p e sents of us 
MATHEW GRIFFINE. 
ED'WARD BURTT. 

This Deed of Sale, Acording to the trew intent and meaning 
ther of, was leagaly Acknowleged by John Cutler and Anna Cut- 
ler, his wife being exsamined apartt, to bee ther owne free actt and 
Deed this 21 Day of February, 1659. 

Before me, RICHARD RUSELL. 

This is a trew Copey of John Cutlers Dead of sale to Thomas 
hett as is hear Above : Recorded by me 23 th 12 mo. 1659. 

SAMUELL ADAMS, 

Record. 

[167.] Blank. 

[168.] I, John halle. of Charlestown, for valewabell consid- 
erations payd by william ffoster, of sayd Chailestcwn, doe fully, 
clearly, &c., Acquitt, &c., "unto the said william ffoster, his 
heires, executors, Administrators, and Assigues for ever, one 
p e sill of land, lying and beeing in Charlstown Adioyning unto the 
River caled Charlse River, being, by estemation. one Roocle of 
land, more or lesse, and is bounded on the North east with the 
Comon high way : and on the south east with the seaw or River bee- 
fore mentioned, and on the North west with the land and Creeke 

' The original, of which this is an abstract, is in the same general form as that used 
in the preceding deed. ED. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 153 

belonging to Jacob greene, and on the south west with the land of 
John Smith, which s&yd p c sill of land was, formerly in the posotion 
of my ffather, Robertt halle, late of charlstown, deseased, and by 
him purchased of Cap. John Allen, which sayd land, with all 
privileges and apurtenanses ther to belonging, ore in any wise 
apertaining unto him, the sayd william ffoster, his heires, execu- 
tors, Administrators, and Asignes for ever." 

Dated "this tenth Day of the fifth month, caled July, in the 
year of our lord god one thousand sixe hundreth and sixty. 

JOHN HALLE, 
his seale. 

Sighned, sealed, and dilivered in the p e sents of 
RICHARD MILES, 
EDWARD BURTT. 

Imprimas, it was Agreed up on before the sighug and sealing of 
thes presents, that the plott of land mentioned in this dead is eigh- 
teu foott in bredth fronting against the river, and fifty seaven foott 
broad att the head next to the creke belonging to Jacob grene. 

RICHARD MILES, 
EDWARD BURTT. 

This salle was Acknowleged the first of the 7 th moth, 1660, 
beef ore me, 

RICHARD RUSELL. 

This is a trew Copey heare entred the 25 : 7 mo., 1660, by me, 

SAM ADAMS," 

Rec. 



[169.] I, Edward Johnson, of Charlstown, for valiable Con- 
sideration paid by John ffownell, of said Charlstown, do fully, 
clearly, &c., Discharge "the sayd John ffownell, his heires, exec- 
utors, Administrators, and Assigns for ever, One Cowe Common, 
lying and being in the first stinted Common of Charlstowne, and is 
bounded North by the farme of M r . John winthrop, and South and 
south west by Cambridg town lands. To have and to hould the 
sayd Cow Comon, with all Rights and privileges ther to belonging 
unto him, the sayd John ffownell, and his heires & Asignes for 
ever to his and ther proper use and behofe," &c. 

his wife, Kathren, also joins "this fourth day of the twelfth 
moneth, caled ffebuary, in the yeare of our lord God one thousand 
sixe hundreth and sixtv." 

The sealls of 

EDWARD JOHNSON and 
KATHREN JOHNSON. 

Sighned, sealed, and dilivered In the p e sents of us, 
SARAH LONG, 
EDWARD BURTT. 



154 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

This salle of the Comon, spesified by the p'ties above spesified, 
was acknowleged and Confirmed the 20 th of ffebuary, 1660. Before 
me, 

RICHARD RUSELL. 

This is a trew copey hear entred this 28 th 12mo, 1660, by mee, 

SAMUELL ADAMS, 
Record. 

[17O.] Know all men by these p'sents, That of Gawdy James, 
late of Boston, in New England, beyond the seas, and now of 
winfarthing, in the Countie of Norfolk, in old England, husband 
man, for and consideration of a certaine competent sume of law- 
full mony of England to mee by Fran- : Willoughby , of London , Esq. , 
in hand paid the Receipt whearof I Dow hear by acknowledg and 
to bee thear by fully satisfied, contented, and paid, have granted, 
bargained, alienated, and sould, and by thes p c sents Doe fully, 
freely, and abselutly, grante, bargain, alinate, & sell unto the 
sayd ffran. willoughby, his heires, executors, Adminestrators, & 
Asignes, the Gate of three Cowes and a halfe, or three cow comons 
and a halfe, so caled, situoated, lying and being upon the Comon 
of Cliarlstown, in New england aforsaid, late in the possession of 
Captain Edward Johnson, of woodborn, in new england aforsaid, 
and now in the possession of the said Gaudy James, or his As- 
signes, Together with all the estate, right, titell, Intrest, clahne, 
and demand, whatsoever which the [said] Gaudy James now have, or 
which my heires, executors, or Administrators might or may have 
or claim of in or to the p e mises aforesaid, or any pt ther of, of, for 
or by any wais or means what so ever, And I, the said Gaudy 
James, Doth hearby for myself e, my heires, executors, Adm", 
covenant, p e mise, and graunt to and with the said ffran willoughby, 
his heires, executors, Adm rs , and Assighns, that I, the said Gaudy 
James, my Executors or Adm rs shall, and will up on reasonable 
Demands made by the said ffran willoughby, his heirs, Executors, 
Adm rs , or Assighnes, give and 3 T ield up to the said ffran willoughby, 
his heirs, executors, Adm rs , or Assighnes, full and peaceable pos- 
session of the premises aforsaid, and every pt ther of. and further 
Doe and execute all other legall act or acts, thing and things, 
whatsoever as shall bee reasonally advised or desired by the said 
ffran willoughby, his heires, executors, Adm r % or Assignes, for the 
more ampell and full conveyance of the premises acording to the 
trew intent and mening of these psentes. In wittness whereof, I, 
the said Gaudy James, have theare unto sett mv hand and scale, 
the 22 febry, 1659. 

The marke of 

GAUDY NO JAMES. 

Sealed and dilivered in the p e sents of 
DANIELL GOOKIN, 
WM COOLING. 

This is a trew copey of the original, as wittnes 

JOHN PEIRCE. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 155 

This coppy above was heare entred the 28th 12 mo, 1660, by mee, 

SAM ADAMS, R. 
See the next Page which is : 145 : Page 1 

[171.] Know all men by tlies prsents, That I, Nicholas Davi- 
son, have Bargained and sould, and by thes p e sents doe Bargain 
and sell all my Right, titell, and interest in and to one house and 
yard which I bought of mr Robertt Cooke, and was som times the 
said Cookes Stabell, and since made a slafter 2 house : unto Thomas 
Adams of the same Towne for the said Thomas and his heires to 
injoy for ever, and doe Acknowledg to have Received satisfaction 
for the same by a bill of Twenty and two pounds str 11 to bee paid 
mee baring date by this p e sents in wittnes of the truth I have 
heare unto sett my hand and seall this Ninth day of Aprill, one 
Thousand sixe hundred ffiftey and eight, 1658. 

NICHOLAS DAVISON, 

his sealle. 

Signed, sealed, and dilevrid in the p e sents of 
JOHN DUDLY, 
RICHARD TROTT. 

M rs Joan Davison Apearing before mee the 23 of ffebry, 1660, 
did Acknowledge her full consent, and did together with her hus- 
band ratifie and confirms the sulle above expresed unto the above 
sayd Tho. Adams. 

Before mee RICHARD RUSELL. 

This is a trew COpey as Above entred, this 15 the 10 : 1661, by me, 

SAMDELL ADAMS, R. 



On the 18 th , 4 th mo : 1662 : M r Larance Hamon, Attor- 
ney unto M r ffrancis Willoughby, Appeared with Gady James, of 
Boston, at the records of Charlestowne : And the said Larence 
harnon did then and there serender unto the said Gady James the 
possesion, title & Intereste of three cowes commons & J-, former- 
ly sotilld by the sd. James unto the said M r ffrancis willoughby : as 
by A certaine Deed upon record in the 144 pa : of this booke 
may Appeare, which is Now, By the said Larance Hamon made 
void And standeth firme to the said Gady James and his heires 
for Ever : and entered Accordingly the Day & Date Above 
written. 

p e me EDWARD BURTT, 
Recorder. 

1662. 



[173.] I, James Pemberton, Doe Acknowledge by These 
p e sents that I have sould And Doe sell unto Robert hale of 
Charlestowne, one Cowe Common of the stented Common, without 
the Neck, & I Doe Acknowledge my selfe to be fully sattisfied & 
payed therefore : 

1 That is, page [171] by our marginal reckoning. ED. 

2 Presumably a slaughter-house. ED. 



156 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Wittness my hand : this p e sent : the 12 th of the 3 d mo., 1648. 

the marke X of JAMES PEMBERTON. 
MATTHEW BARNAT, 
EZEKIELL WODWARD, 
RICHARD STOWERS. 

This above written is A true Coppy of the oridginall Bill of sale, 
compared word by word this 26 th June, 1662 : 

p r me EDWARD BURTT, 

Recorder. 
1662. 



A sale of Land, Lying & sdtuate in Charllstowne, by James 
Browne : glazier, unto Robert liale : Carpenter, both Inhabitants in 
Charllstowne: the 19'* of the 4 <A month: 1652 : 

Know all men by These p e sents, that I, James Browne, Glazier, 
Inhabitant in Charllstowne, And Sarah, my wife, for And In Con- 
sideration of Twentie & Eight Pounds in good Payments to be 
Payed, have given, granted, bargained, sould, & confirmed, & 
by these p e sents, Doe fully, absolutly, give, grant, bargaine, sell, 
& continue, unto Robart hale, carpenter, And of the same Towne, 
Inhabitant, A certaine Parcel! of Land, being & Lying in Charlls- 
towne, In the East end of the Towne, in A Place called Wapping 
Roe, the said Land being two Acres & A Quarter of ground by 
estimation, more or Lesse. And it is bounded one the North side 
by the East f eild : And one the East by Thomas Breedon : A long 
peece of the same ground Joyning to the fore said Acres one the 
South East corner being sixtene foot & A halfe broad and runs 
butting Downe towards the River one the South : is bounded by 
Richard Harrington, on the west side, & bye Thomas Breeden 
on the East: the other part of the ground fore mentioned is 
bounded on the south by Richard Harrington, Augustin Walker, 
Abraham Bell, John Peirce and the springe : and west by William 
ffoster and William harris : all which parcell And parcells of Land 
A fore mentioned, with all the payles, gates, posts, rayles And 
Trees, with all other rights, Priviledgs and Appurtenances, unto 
Low watter marke or else where there unto belonging : and I, 
James Browne, and Sarah, my wife, Doe hearby, &c. 

In Witness heareof we booth have sett to o r hands, being the 

JAMES BROWNE. 
Witnesse I Sarah Browne Do freely 

JOHN GREENE. consent heare unto : 

SARAH BROWNE. 

Acknowledged the first of the 5 th mo : 52, before me, 

INCREASE No WELL. 

This Above written is A trew coppy of the oridginall compared 
word by word, this 26 th June 1662: 

p e me EDW. BURTT, 

Recorder. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 157 

[174.] A sale of Land lying And Scituat within Charlls- 
towne Ly mitts By M r Tlio. Allen unto Robert hale, both Inhabi- 
tants in Charllstowne, Written the 22 d of the 30 <A mo: 1651. 

Know all men by These p e sents that I, Thomas Allen of Charlls- 
towne, have sould and by this Declare it : unto Robart hale, 
Inhabitant in the same towne, three Acres of Arrabell Land and a 
halfe, by estimation more or Lesse, which Land Lyeth and is scitu- 
ate with in Charllstowne Neck in the East feild, which four Acres 
and a halfe is bounded on the East sid by A Parcell of Land be- 
longing unto Robart Hale A fore Named: it is bounded on the 
South East sid by A high way : And its bounded on the North East 
by the land of William Stitson : for all which four Acres And A 
halfe I Thomas Allen Doe Acknowledge my selfe to be full} 7 ' sat- 
tisfied And Payed for by the said Robart hale, &c., &c. 

JOHN GREENE. THO. ALLEN. 

This Above written is a Trew Coppy of the oridginall Bill of 
sale, Compared word by word this 26^ June 1662. 

p r me EDWARD BURTT, 

Recorder, 

1662. 



Know all men by these p r sents, that I, John Gould of Charlls- 
towne have sould unto Robert Hale, of Charllstowne A foresaid, 
two Acres of Land, more or lesse, butting upon the Land of Wil- 
liam Stiddson on the North, and upon the said Robart hales Land 
on the East, and upon the high way one the south, and upon John 
March And William Breakenbury on the west, And I Doe hereby 
Bind my selfe, that the said Robart hale and his heires shall 
Quietly Injoy the said Land for ever without Disturbance from any 
that shall Lay clairne there to. 

In Witnes whereof I the said John Gould : have sett to my 
hand the 17 th , 12 th mo : 1648. 

JOHN GOULD. 
Acknowledged this before me, 

INCREASE NOWELL. 
the marke X of 
JOHN MARCH. 

This Above written is A true Coppy of the oridginall bill of 
sale, compared word by word this 26 th June 1662. 

p r me EDWARD BURTT, 
Recorder, 
1662. 

[175.] Upon An Arbitration between Robert Hale And Ed- 
ward Converse, concerning Meddow Land overfflowed by the Mill 
of the said Edward, It is agreed By us whose names are under 
written, that the said Edward Converse shall pay for full satis- 
faction the sumeof seven pounds to the said Robart Hale, and this 
in Current Money or in Corne, or in Cattle, at A valluable consid- 



158 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

eration, provided Notwithstanding, that If any part of the said 
meddowe be recovered out of the watter, it shall be Lawf nil for 
the said Robert Hale to repossese the same : paying to the said 
Edward Converse twentie shillings An Acor for so much as he 
shall think fitt to make use of Againe. And further, If the whole 
shall be recovered, then the said Robert Hale shall Pay Backe 
Agaiue the whole sume of seven Pounds, and untell the rnony be 
repaid as is Above Expressed, it shall be used by the said Edward 
Converse. Dated the Twentyeth of the twelfth month 1649. The 
payment of the said sume of seven Pounds to be paid by Edward 
Converse to Robart hale, shall be by the twentieth of the Ninth 
month Next Insueing the Date heare of 
JOHN MOUSALL, 

EDWARD JOHNSON, 

MILES NUTT, 
JOHN WRIGHT, 

SAMUEL RICHARDSON, 
X mark 

JAMES TOMPSON, 
T. mark 

This Above Written Is A true Copy of the oridginall Writting, 
compared word by word this : Last Day June 1662. 

p e me EDWARD BURTT, 

Recorder, 

1662. 

[176.] Know all men By these p e sents, that I, John Martin, 
Late of Charllstowne, Ship write, Doe sell unto Robart hale of 
Charllstowne, Carpenter, and by These p e sents Doe Declare to 
have sould unto him Above said my six Acors of Land Lying in 
wotomies feild in Charllstowne, the which parcell of Land I 
Bought of Cap* Edward Johnson, inhabitant of Wooborne, the 
which Land is bounded by M r Simes on the East, And by M r James 
Gareitt on the south, and by John Beridge on the North, &c. In 
witness heareof I have here unto set my hand : And seale this sec- 
ond Day of September 1654. 

JOHN MARTIN, 
Seale. 

Memorandum before the sealing hereof ; it is Acknowledged 
that there was A few words written in a Booke of Robert hales, 
from the said Martin Exspresing the sale of the said Laud above 
mentioned which being Not to be found as wel as Not Athenticke : 
which if it be heare after found is Not in any measur to be made 
use of Against the said Martin his heires or Assigues, to his 
Predidice. 

Signed, Sealed, And Delived 
In the Presents of us, 
JOHN GREENE, 
THO: HALE. 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 159 

Acknowledged before mee the 2 d Day of September 1654. 

DANIEL GOOKIN, 

Magistrate. 

This Above Written Is A true Coppy of the oridginall Deed, 
Compared word by word, this Last June 1662. 

p e me EDWARD BURTT, 

Recorder. 

1662. 

[177.] These Presents witnesseth that I Richard Russell of 
Charllstowne have some three yeares since sould unto Robart hale 
of the same Place, one Quarter of one Cowe Common in the first 
stinted Common of Charllstowne, & Doe heerby Acknowledge my 
selfe fully, sattisfied for the same ; witness my hand this first Day 
of July: 1662: 

[Fetter Nash with M r John Mansfild, booth of Charlestowne, 
Appeared at the Records & there the said Fetter Did Acknowl- 
edge to have sould unto the said John mansfild, his grant of his 
wood Lott in booth Deuisions, & it is on misticke sid, to him the 
said John mansfild and his heires for ever, in whoes prescence he 
causd this record to be entred and put to his hand this 26 July 
1662 : also Acknowledged him selfe to be fully Sattisfied & payd 
for the same. 

FETER NASH. 1 
Witnes 
FFRANSIS NUCOM. 

EDWARD BDRTT, 
1662.] 

[178.] Kriow all men by these p'sents that I John Cutler of 
Charlestowne in the Countie of Midlesex, Smith, for and in Con- 
sideration of seaven pounds in hand by me received of and from 
Barnabie Davis of Charlstowne aforesaid, husbandman, &c., &c., 
Have granted, bargained and sould, Aliened, enfeofed and con- 
firmed unto the said Barnabie Davis his heires and assigns for 
ever one small peece of Land or ground Contayning about three 
quarters of an Aker of Land, more or Lesse, sittuate, Lying and 
being on the side of Bunker hill in the East feild in Charlstowne 
aforesaid, bounded on the southeast by the Land of Richard Low- 
den, and on the southwest by the highway through the feild, and 
on the northwest by the Land of Nathainell Hutchesoa, and on 
the northeast by the Land of the said Barnabie Davis ; provided 
allwaies that the said John Cutler Doth reserve this privelidge to 
himself e and unto his, that he shall and will save a way by Cart for 
him not only through the Land now sould, but also through a 
smale part of the said Davis his ground on the southeast side, or 

1 This is a copy made on tins page by Mr. Henry H. Ecles, from the original record 
contained in Vol. 1 of the Treasury Series, old page 41. ED. 



160 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

the neerest way into the said John Cutlers other ground. To have 
and to hould, &c., &c. In wittnesse whereof I the said John Cut- 
ter have hereunto sett my hand and seale the twentieth day of 

march Ann - 1665. . ( 

JOHN CUTLER A |1L <S l scale. 

Signed, sealed, and Dilivered 
in the p e sence of us, 
JAMES GARY, 
SOLOMON PHIPPS. 

This is a true Coppie of the originall Deede, Attested by James 
Gary, Recorder. Entred heere and Recorded the 28 th of 'Decem- 
ber 1665. 

[179.] Blank. 



[18O.] Know all men by these p e sents, That George Hepborne 
of Charlstowne in the Countie of Micllesex, Glover, for and in 
^consideration of a vallewable sum in hand unto him paid before 
the sealing and diliverie of these p e sents by Thomas Rand of 
Charlstowne aforesaid, husbandman, &c., Doth fully, cleerely and 
absolutly grant, bargaine, sell, aliene, enfeofe and continue unto 
the said Thomas Rand, his heires and assignes for ever one peece 
of Land Contayning one Aker, more or lesse, lying and being sit- 
tuate in the east fielde within the neck of Charlstow : and 
bounded as followeth, that is to say, on the north west bounded 
by the Land of John Cutler, and on the north east bounded by 
Mistik river, and on the southeast bounded by the Laud of the 
aforesaid John Cutler, and on the south west bounded by the 
Land of Richard Lowden, To have and to hould, &c. In wittnesse 
thereof the George Hepborne hath heerunto sett and firmed his 
hand and seale the first day of Januarie one thousand sixe hundred 
sixtie and five 16 #5. 

GEORG HEPBORNE 

Signed, sealed, and Dilivered in the and a seale 

p e sents of and the words (these, said, 
said may. out) interlined before seal- 
ing, wittnesse 

JAMES GARY, 

ARON LUDKIN, 

JOSIAS WOOD. 



This is a true Coppie of the originall Deede. 

Attested By JAMES GARY, 

Recorder. 

This sale included in this Deede was Acknowledged the 6 th of 
Januerie 1665 byy George Hepborne to be his Legall Acte. 

Entred Janna e 17 th By me RICHARD RUSSELL. 

1 "We use this character arbitrarily to represent a drawing in the original represent- 
ing a seal. ED. 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 161 

[181.] Blank. 



[182.] John March, husbandman, and his wife, Anna Marcii, 
for and in consideration of the sum of ffortie pounds paid by 
Thomas Rand, husbandman, both of Charlstowne, k 'Two Akers 
of Land, more or lesse, Lying and being sittuate in the eastfeilde 
within the neck of Land of Charlstowne, and bounded on the 
northwest by the Laud of John Penticost and Robert Chalkley, 
and on the northest by the highway going through the feilde, and 
on the southeast by the highway also through the feilde, and on 
the southwest by the Land of M r Bates, now in the occupation of 
Robert Chalkly. And also the said John March and Anna his 
wife, for and in consideration of the abovesaicl sum, selleth unto 
the said Thomas Rand Three Cows Commons, Lying and being 
within the stinted pasture without the neck of Charlstowne, the 
said conious to be unto him and his heires also for ever. To have 
and to hold, &c., &c. 

[183.] Dated the first day of Januarie one thousand six 
hundred sixtie five 1 665. 

the mark 
of 



JOHN X MARCH, a scale. 

the mark 
of 

ANNA X MARCH, a scale. 
Signed, sealed, and Dilivered 
in the p e sents of us, the worde 
Intent and wife Interlined be- 
for sealing. 

JOHN CUTLER, 
JOSEPH KETTLE. 

This above written with that also on the other side of this leafe, 
is the true Coppie of the originall Deed of sale. 

Attested By JAMES CARY, 

Recorder. 
Entred heere and Recorded Janua r 17 th 1665. 

Anna March, relict of John March, did Acknowledge the Legall 
sale of the two Akers of Land and three Cow Comons heerein 
owned, with the aprobation of Richard Kettle and John Cutler, 
overseers of the will of John March, the 6 th of Janua r 1665. 

before me RICHARD RDSSELL." 



[184.] Be it known unto all men by these p e sents. That I, 
Michaell Smith, of Maulden, in new England, in the Countie of 
Midlesex, planter, have made and assigned, ordained and put my 
wife Joana Smith in full strenth to houlcl all such lands, goods and 
chatties as I now have, to hould the full terme and time of my 
Jorney without any molestation, and moreover to receive all such 
Debts and Dues as did belong to me, I now give to my wife Joana 



162 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Smith to receive for hir use and mine; and if I never retorne, 
then to goe to my wife, Joana Smith, and hir assignes for ever. 
Giving and by these p e sents granting unto my said Atterney, full 
power and Autheretie for me and in my name and to my only use, 
to sue, arreste, implead, Condemne and imprison everie of my 
Debters, and att hir lybertie and pleasure such p r sons, and p r sons 
out of prison to Diliver or Cause to be Dilivered, and upon the 
receipt of any sum or sums of money to my use to be received of 
any p r son or p r sones, acquitances or other lawfull Discharges for 
the same for me and in my name and stead to make, seale and 
diliver as my deede or deeds ; and one atterney or more under hir 
to make or substitute, and att hir pleasure againe to revoke. And 
all and every other thing and all things which shalbe ueedfull and 
necessarie to be Done in or about the p e mises the same to Doe, as 
fully and wholy as I my selfe might Doe, If I were there p e sonally 
my selfe p e sent ; houlding firme and stable all and whatsoever my 
said Atterne3 r shall Doe or Cause to be Done, in or about the 
p"mises. 

In Wittnesse heerof I have sett to my hand and seale novober 
the 8 th day, 1664. 

MICHAELL SMITH & a 

Signed, sealed, & dilivered in the 

p e sents of us all. 
JAMES GARY, 
JOHN GARY. 

This is a true Coppie of the Orignalle Letter heere recorded 
August 23: 1666. 

Attested by 

JAMES GARY, 
SOLOMON PHIPPES. 

[185.] Blank. 

[186.] Know all men by these presents, That I John Coles and 
Ursula, my wife, of Charlstowne, for and in Consideratio of six 
pounds sterling to me in hand well and truly paid, by John Bur- 
idge of Charlstow, ferriman, Have bargained and sold, assigned, 
enfeoft and confirmed unto him the said John Buridge his heires, 
executors, Adrnistrators, and Assignes for ever, one stinted Com- 
mon Lying between Charlstow neck of land and menotemies 
river. To have and to hould, &c. &c. 

Wittnes our hands and scales this Twenty eigh th day of Januarie, 
one thousand six hundred sixtie six, 1666. 



JOHN COLLES and a 
The mark of URSULA COLLS 



Signed, sealed, and delivered 

in the p e sents of us. 
SIMOND LYNDE, 
JOHN WOODMANSEY. 



2LS 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 163 

John Cole Acknowledged the sale of the Cow Comon contayned 
in this instrumt. Deceber 25, 1667. 

before me THOMAS DANFORTH, 



Recorded heere the twentieth day of ffebrau 6 : 1667, 

By JAMES GARY, 

Record*. 

This deede of sale was Acknowledged by Ursula Cole, as also 
by a letter of Attorney Left with her, bearing date Mch. the 6 th , 
65 ; shee doth confirme her husbands sale heerein this 18 th of the 
4 th month, 1667, before me, 

SIMON WILLARD, 

Assist. 

[187.] Blank. 

[188.] To all Christian people before whome these presents 
shall come, Hugh Williams of Boston in County of Suffolk, in 
the Massatusetts Collonie in New England, and Hatter by Trade, 
with Sarah his wife, Sendeth greeting in o r Lord god everlasting : 
Knowe yee that for divers good causes and considerations us there- 
unto moveing, especially for and in consideration of the full and 
just sum of Twelve pounds sterling to us in hand well and truly 
contented and paid, whereof we doe hereby Acknowledge to have 
received of John Buridge of Charlstow, ferriman, &c., Have bar- 
gained, sold, given, granted, enfeofed and confirmed unto the said 
John Buridge his heires, executors, Admistrators and Assignes, a 
certaine Tracht of Land or peece of marsh or meadow ground 
being Two Acres, more or less, which formerly was in the proper 
Tenure and possession of M rs Catherine Coytmore, deceased, and 
by her as a Legacie given unto the said Sarah, the wife of the said 
Hugh William , being sittuate in the bounds of Charlstow, afore- 
said, as it now Lyeth at Willsones Point on Mistick side, bounded 
by the land of George Blanchet on the northwest and by north 
side, and by Abraham Hills Laud northeast and by east, and by 
the Land of the said John Buridge southerly, and the other side 
to the northward lyeth southeast and by East, and butteth on the 
north river, &c., &c., to have and to hold to him and his heires 
Executors, Adraistrators and Assignes, &c. 

[189.] In Wittness whereof wee, the said Hugh Williams and 
Sarah my wife, have heereunto putt our hands and seales Joyntly 
and severally this two and twentieth day of Aprill in the yeare 
o r Lord god Everlasting one thousand six hundred sixtie and two. 

HUGH X WILLIAMS. L-l 
his mark and a I 1 



SARAH WILLIAMS, 

and a 

Signed, sealed, and dilivered 
in the presents of us. 
JOHN SANFORD, 
RICHARD STAKES. 



164 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

This Deed was Acknowledged to be the Legall Act and deed of 
Hugh Williams and Sarah his wife the 20 th of June 1663. 

Before me RICHARD RUSSELL. 

Recorded heere the 20 th 12 mo 67. 

p JAM : GARY, 

Record*. 

[19O.] At a Legall meeting of the proprietors of the East 
feild, this 24 th of ffebrua r 1667, the maio r part of them did then 
make choice of Lif Richard Sprague, William Dadie, Thomas 
Rand, and John Cutler, to ioyne with the overseers of the feild, 
Nathanell Hutcheson and Peeter ffrodingham, to settle the propor- 
tio of Each mans fence in that feild, the place where it shall 
stand, and that the fence sett by them shall continew for seven 
yeares from the date heereof. And the proprietors doe engage 
themselves to make and maintayne their fence, sufficent according 
to the towne order ; that fence that the comittie above mentioned 
shall sett or marke unto them. In wittnes thereof we have heere- 
unto sett our hands this 24 : 12 : 1667. 

RICHARD SPRAGUE, NATHA LL HUTCHESON, 

WILL X DADE'S m r ke, PEETER FFRODINHAM, 

THOMAS RANDE, BARNABIE DAVIS, 

ARON LUDKIN, JOHN CUTLER, 

JOSEPH LTNDE, RICHARD LOWDEN, 

LAWRENCE DOWSE, THOMAS CARTER, 

JOHN BURIDGE, JOHN PENTECOST, 

RICH : R.K. KETTLS m r ke, JONATHAN BUNKER. 

Wee, who were appointed and chosen by the proprietors of the 
East feild in Charlstow, to measure the fence of the feild and to 
sett the proportion of each mans fence according to the proportio 
of land that they have in that feild, we doe agree as folio weth : 
That he that fences in the front of the feild and at the end of it 
shall fence fower pole and 'two feate for every Acre, and he that 
fences on the backside of the feild next to the river, shall sett up 
and maintaine six pole and two feate for an acre, and so pportion- 
able as hee hath quantetie of Land in the said feild, more or 
Lesse. Jonatha Bunker is to make and maintayne the Gate t the 
northend of Left. Richard Spragues barne, and a fence to Drinkers 
Creek, and a fence against Misticke river against all his owne 
Land ; Nathainell Hutcheson to begin his fence next to Jonathan 
Bunkers enclosuer to run by the river ten poles and an halfe, Jo- 
seph Stowers twelve poles and a quarter, Barnabie Davis eleven 
pole and a quarter, Jonathan Bunker six pole against the river and 
against his owne Land, and then next to him M r Bateses Land 
fiftie one pole and an halfe against the river and his owne Land : 
next John Cutler eleven pole and an halfe, next Thomas Rand 
five polles, next John Cutler tenn pole and a halfe, next John 
Buriclge five pole and three quarteres, next William Dadie nine pole 
and a quarter, next John ffosdick for Deacon Lynds Land nine 
pole and three quarters, which reaches the corner of this gener u 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 165 

feild. Thomas Rand to fence seven pole at the end of the feild 
against Nathanell Rands close, and a pole and a halfe against 
Deacon William Stitson ; John ffosdick more for Decon Lynds 
laud for pole and a halfe, next John Buridge two pole ; M r 
Bateses Land to bear seven pole against Decon Will : Stitson ; Lift. 
Richard Sprague to make two pole four feate betwixt M r Chick- 
eriu and M r Hales Land, to begin there in the line next the fence, 
and next Baruabie Davis three pole and a half, next John Smith 
five pole and two foote and a halfe, next Widow March nine pole 
and four foote, Joseph Lynde seven pole and three foote, Thomas 
Carter eight pole and four foote, next William Dadie nine >ole 
and three foote, which reaches to the trayning close. Will : John- 
son against Aron Ludkins Land two pole, Richard Kettle four 
pole and two foote, Aron Ludkin to make the rest of the fence to 
the Gate, and Will : Dadie to mayntaine the gate and the bars 
about the gate. [191.] John Cutler six pole and Miles Nutt two 
pole against M r Trumbles Inclosure and then to begin at Mistres 
Longs gate into the inclosure, shee to beare eight pole and four 
foote ; next Thomas Carter thirtie pole and fourteene foote, next 
M r Zacharie Sims paster, eight poles and four foote ; John Pen- 
tecost to mayntaine the gate next Robert Chalklaies and two 
barrs about it; next M r Bates his land seventeene pole, Josias 
Wood four pole and two foote, next Samuel Carter four pole and 
two foote, next Seni r and Junio* Solomon Phipps eight pole and 
four foot ; Beniamin Sweetsir thirty one poles, Lawerence Dowse 
seven pole and three foote and a halfe, widow ffrodingam twenty 
six pole and twelve foote and a halfe, peeler nrodingam sixteene 
pole and eight foote, Nathaniell ffrodingam ten pole and five 
foote, Nathaniell Hutcheson twenty eight pole and a halfe against 
his owne land ; Richard Lowclen twenti six pole and thirteene 
foote, next Lift. Richard Sprague three pole ag st Rich : Lowdens 
Land, next Thomas Rand four pole and two foote ; Natha 11 Hutch- 
eson to mayntaine the Gate and what belongs to it ; Lif* Sprague 
twentie three pole and three foote, which reaches to the corner of 
Lif Spragues barne by Jonath : Bunkers gate ; this fencing to be 
made and mayntained by the proprietores mentioned suffitiently 
for seven yeares. 

This 5 th day of december, 1655, I John Gove, doe promise to 
pay 50 s to my Brother Edward Gove, for my father in law Mans- 
feild, and my mother, in full payment of his portion due to 
Edward from them. And that neither he nor I will ever trouble 
my father and mother, for any more debts or house, from the be- 
ginning of the world to this same day. And where upon I have 
receeved in full satisfaction a hogg and a pige. Wittnes my hand 
the same da} r above mentioned. 

JOHN GOVE. 
Wittnes, 

HANAS S ALTER hir X marke, 

the marke X of JOHN MANSFIELD, 

JOHN PENTECOST. 



166 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

2 (2) called Aprill, 1630. Also to M r John Mansfield, having 
served his brother, M r Robert Keayne, to have a house plott. 

HEZEKIAH USHER, Senio r , Record*. 



] Be it known unto all men by these presents, That I, 
Edward Larkin of Charlestowne, Turner, for and in consideration 
of Tenn pounds in hand receved, Have bargained and sold unto 
John Gove of the Towue aforsaid one Tenement or dwelling 
house, with all the appertenances, as yeards, garden and ffences 
belonging to the same, To have and to hold, &c. In wittness 
whereof I have sett my hand and scale this 29 th of September, 
1647. 

EDWARD LARKIN and a seal. 
Sealed and delivered in 

the p r sents of us 
EDWARD MELLOWES, 
SAMUELL CARTER. 

Acknowledged the 28 th 2 d m 1649, 

before me INCREASE NOWELL. 



[193.] Blank. 



[194.] Know all men by these p e sents, That I, William Stet- 
son of Charlstowne, in the Countie of Midlesex, j^eoman, for and 
in consideration of a valleuable sum to me in hand paid before the 
ensealing and deliverie of these p e sents by Thomas Rand of 
Charlstowne and Countie aforesaid, husbandman, &c., Hath 
given, granted, bargained and sold, &c., ffive hay lotts and an 
halfe, According to the usuall Custome of hay lotts in Charls- 
towne, contayning more or lesse in quantetie, lying and being 
sittuate neere unto the North River on Mistick side, being bounded 
as followeth, viz* : bounded on the West by Misticke river, and on 
the north bounded by Richard Kettles land, and on the East 
bounded by Richard Stowers pasture land, and on the south 
bounded by Aron Ludkins Meadow, the said hay lotts lying at 
p e sent within the bounds of Charlstowne, To Have and to Hould, 
&c. In witnes whereof I, the abovesaid William Stitson and my 
wife Marie Stitson, have heereunto sett our hands and scales the 
first day of October, in the yeare one thousand six hundred 
seventy one. 

WILLIAM STITSON, 

MARIE STITSON, 
Signed, sealed, and dilivered 

in the p e sents of 
JAMES CART, 
RAND ALE NICKELS, 
JOHN NICKELLS. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 167 

This deed was Legally Acknowledged the 20 th of ffebrue 1671, 
by William and Marie Stitsou before me, 

RICHARD RUSSELL, 

Assistant. 
Recorded ffebni 6 24 1 : 1671. 

p JAMES GARY, 
Record". 



[195.] Blank. 



[196.] The Testimonie of James Tomson & John Mousall. 
Memorand a upon serious Enquiries the 6 th of April, 1664. James 
Tompsou living in the time of these Transactiones, and John Mou- 
sell mentioned, an Acter in these things, did positively affirme 
that the proprietors of the land at new towne line, now Called 
Cambridge line, had their said land on this Condition that both 
the fences Inward and outward of the said feild, should be main- 
tayned by the said proprietors Charge, and theire heires and suc- 
cessors for ever ; tho it were then omitted to be recorded when it 
was first granted for William Brackenburies deposition before a 
Maiestrate Concerning this thing, taken the 22 d of xi month, 
1659, on the 69 page of the new Transcript. 

Taken out of the new Transcript, 

As atests JAMES GARY, 

Recorder. 

Taken upon oath by James Tomson this 7 th day of June, 1672, 

Before DANIELL GOOKIN. 



[197.] Blank. 
[198.] Blank. 

[199.] Know all men by these p e sents. That I, George Mudge, 
of Charlestowne, Saylor, in the Countie Midlesex, for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of ffourteene pounds mony of new England 
to me in hand paid before the ensealing and Diliverie of these 
p e sents By William Wellsted of Charlstowne, Mariner, &c., Have 
given, granted, bargained and sold, &c., unto the abovesaid 
William Wellsted, his heires and Assign es, One peece or platt of 
ground tying and being sittuate in Charlstowne aforesaid, the 
which I bought of John Cole, it sometime being a part of the said 
Cole's orchard, contayniug in the front next the land or back 
street riming by a line on the front fence, sixtie four foote in 
length, and on the Southeast side runing up towards the house, 
ffiftie two foote on a line ; and on the Southwest side next the 
house, And on the northwest on a line ffiftie four foote, And is 
bounded on the southeast by the land of Thomas Smith, and on 
the Southwest bounded by the uper part of the said Cole's 
orchard, and on the northwest bounded by the land of William 



168 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Johnson: the said platt of ground lying in a certaine place, or 
called the backstreet, leading from the Creek or little bridge 
towards the neck of land, the said back streete northeast bound- 
ing the said peece of ground or land. To have And to hold, &c. 
In witness whereof I the aboves d George Mudg have heereunto sett 
niy hand and seall the twenty- third day of december, one thousand 
six hundred seventy two. 

GEORGE ^ .. MUDG 
O IVl 

his inarke 

Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the p e sents of 

NATHANIEL CART 

and 
JONATHAN GARY. 

This is a true Coppe of the Original deed, 

as Atest JAM : GARY, 

Recor*. 
Janua 6 7 th 1672. 

This deede was Legally Acknowledged to be Signed, sealed, and 
dilivered by Georg Mudge as his Legall Convaj'auce to William 
Wellsted the 25 th of December, 1672, 

Before me RICHARD RUSSELL, 

Assistant. 

[300.] Blank. 



Know all men by these presents, that wheras Samuel 
Ballat, John Heyman, James Russell, John Phillips, Samuel 
Heyrnan, James Elson, Nathan Heyman, and John Cutlar, Juni r , 
all of Charlestowne in New England, haveing lately purchased a 
peice of Marish land of Beniamin Lathrop, Sen r , In Charles- 
towne, as may appeare more at large in a deed of the same to us 
made and delivered, to which this Instrument hath a Speciall 
reference, doe for our selves, our heires, Executors, Administra- 
tors and Assignes, Covenant to, and with tjie said Lathrop and 
his heires for ever, that hee himself e, his heires and Assignes for 
ever, shall have free egresse, ingresse and Regress, to the Wharf e 
there intended to bee made, to land, lay, import or transport 
whatsoever wood, timber, wares, or whatsoever lumber or trade 
for his and his heires or Assignes particuler improvement, In such 
quantity, manner and times, as may not bee to the damage, detri- 
ment or disappointment of all or any of the proprietors, as is 
provided in the fore mentioned deed of sale, without any the least 
let, hindrance, contradiction or opposition of them the abovesaid 
proprietors, or their heires or Assignes for ever. In wittness 
wherunto the said Samuel Ballat In the name and with the Con- 
sent, and in the presence of the rest, hath hereunto set his hand 
and seale this fifteenth day of September, Anno Dom. One thou- 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 169 

sand six hundred seventy Seven Annoq Regni Regis Carolj Se- 
cundi XXIX. 

SAMUEL BALLAT. 
Jo N HAYMAN, 



JOHN CUTLER, k 

In the name of the Rest. 
Signed, sealed, and delivered 

in presence of us, 
JOHN LONG, 
BENJAMIN TOMPSON, 

This is A true Coppy of the Originall Agreement. 
And Recorded here July 15 th 1686. 

Attest JN : NEWELL, 

Record 6 . 

The Bounds of the Land sold the Owners of the dry Dock : A 
plat of Marsh Land scittuate before the said Lathrops Doore, in 
Chaiistown Already staked out, Containing in the front Ninety 
foot in width, No. Westerly Towards the great Street, running 
thence bakward to the Creek, between Two parralell Lines, 
haveing the Land of John Heyman on the East, the Land of John 
Blany being in quantity more or Less, Together with A high way 
of Ten foot in Breadth, to run through the Remainder of the said 
Lathrops Land, from the purchased said Land to the Street Close 
to the said Heymaus Land with all the priviledges and appurte- 
nances theruuto belonging. And the said Lathrop reserving the 
priviledges abovesaid. 

Aprile 16 th , 1700. 

Entre d by NATH LL Dows, 

Town Cleric. 

[2O2.] Blank. 1 



This Indenture made the Twenty Fift day of Jane- 
wary in the fourth year of her maj tie8 Reigne anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred and five six , Between Charles Chambers, 
merch*, Eleizer Phillips, victular, Jonathan Dows, Shipwright, 
Ebenezer Austin, Sadler, John Tuffs, yeoman, Robert Wyer, 
Inholder, and Eleizer Bateman, house Wright, all of Charlstowne 
in the County of Midd" x , within her maj tie8 Proviuc of the Massa- 
chusetts bay in New England, Committe for the said Towne of 
Charlstown of the one part : and John Wesson, of Reding, in the 
County aforsaid, yeoman, of the other part : witnesseth, That the 

1 The following note is made by Mr. Edes in the original : 

" The fourteen following folios were brought to this volume from the end of Town 
Records, Vol. VI." ED. 



170 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 39. 

said Chaiis Chambers, Eleizer Phillips, Jonathan Dows, Ebenezer 
Austin, John Tuffs, Robert Wyer and Eleizer Bateman, for the 
only use, benifit and behoofe of the Inhabitants of Charlstown, 
aforesaid, For and in Consideration of the Rents and Covenants 
heraf ter in and by these presents reserved and conteined, which 
on the part of the said John Weson are to be paid, done, and 
performed, Have demised, Granted, betaken, and to farm Letten, 
And, by vertue of A power, to them derived from the Inhabitants 
of Charlstown, at their Legall and Generall meeting the 25 th Day 
of December, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and four, 
by these presents doth demise, grant, betake, and to farm Lett, 
unto the said John Wesson, one Certaine messuage or Tenement, 
Scittuate, Lying, and being within the Limitts and bounds of said 
Town of Charlstowne, and belonging to said Town ; conteining 
one Dwelling house, Twenty Two foot Long, Eighteen foot wide, 
Twelve foot stud, with a seller under it, and good Chimneys in it, 
and one barn, Twenty Eight foot Long, Twenty Foot wide, and A 
Leanto at the end, and Land adjoyniug Containing one hundred 
and sixteen acres, be the same more or Less, and an orchard of 
Fruit Trees aboute Two acres, fenced intire, the whole Tract being 
butted and bounded as foloweth : viz*, easterly by Grays Land, 
northerly by Reeling Line, Southerly by the Towns Farm, Lett 
said Wesson Last }'ear, and Westerly partly by the Country Rode 
and partly by the Town Farm Lett to Williams : or howsoever 
the same is otherwise butted and bounded, as it is sett forth in A 
plat of the same : With all the Rights, Wayes, profitts, Commod- 
ities and Apurtenances thereunto belonging, Reserving only 
aboute Eight acres of medow in said Tract, which is allready 
Leased to Williams, To Have and To Hold the said Messuage or 
Tenement and all other the above demised premises, unto the said 
John Wesson, his heirs and assigns, from the first day of March 
next ensuing the date herof, unto the full End and Term of 
Twenty years from Thence next Ensuing, and fully to be Compleat 
and ended. Yeilding and paying therfor unto Nathaniell Dows, 
Treasurer of said Towne of Charlestowne, or to his successors in 
said trust and office, for the only benifit of said Town, the yearly 
Rent of seven pounds p r year in Current Money of New england, 
at, on or before the first day of march yearly, and every year, 
during said Term of Twenty years. And the said John Wesson, 
for himself, his Heirs, Execut, adm 1 " 8 and Assigns, doth hereby 
covenant, promise and grant to and with the said Charls Cham- 
bers, Eleizer Phillips, Jonathan Dows, Ebenezer Austin, John 
Tuffs, Robert Wyer, and Eleizer Bateman, their heirs, Execut r % 
adni r and Assigns, in manner and form following : (that is to say) : 
that he, the said John Wesson, his heirs, Execut rs , Admin" or As- 
signs, or some of them, shall and Will Well and truly pay or 
Cause to be paid the 3 r early Rent in manner and Form as afor- 
said. And also shall and will Well and suficently (at his or their 
Cost and charge) Support, maintaine, repair the said house, barn, 
fencis, with all the needfull and nessesary reparations and Amend- 
ments, during this Term aforsaid [2O4.] and Keep the said 
orchard fenced intire during said Term with a Goodsufficent fence, 



ClIARLESTOWN LAND RECOEDS. 171 

either stone wall or good posts and rails, and the said Dwelling 
house, barn and fencis aboute all the land he shall improve Well 
and sufficiently Repaired and Amended : So as to make it every 
way Tenantable at the end of said Term of Twenty years. Shall 
and will peaceably and quietly Leave, yeild up and Surrender the 
same unto the said Comitte, their heirs, &c., or to the Town 
Treasurer for the Time being, for the only use, benefit and behoofe 
of the Towne of Charlstowne. Finally, the said Chaiis Chambers, 
Eliezer Phillips, Jonathan Dows, Ebenezer Austin, John Tuffs, 
Robert Wyer and Eleizer Bateman, doth herby Covenant, promise 
and grant to and with the said John Wesson, his heirs and As- 
signs, that he or they pa} T ing the Rents and preforming the Cov- 
enants and agreements above mentioned, shall and may Lawfully, 
peaceably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy the 
said messuage or Tenement and all other the above granted prem- 
ises for and during the term of Twenty years as abovesaid, with- 
oute the Lett, deniall, trouble or disturbance of the said Comitte, 
or their heirs, or the Inhabitants of Charlstowne, as aforesaid. In 
witnes wherof the parties above named to these Indentures have 
Interchangably sett their hands and seals the day and }~ear first 
above written Before signing it is agreed that the money for 
Rent above mentioned is to be paid in such money as to the 
Weight therof as shall be passable commonly among the merch ts 
and Inhabitants Coinonly in this province the words and Re- 
serving only Eight acres of medow in said Tract which is allredey 
Lett to Williams, is found not to be in said Tract, and therfore 
this Lease is not to have any ref erauce to said words : 

Enter d befor signing 
Signed, sealed and DD in 
the present of us. 

[2O5.] Tliis Indenture, made the Twenty Sixt day of Jan- 
uary, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and four f ive in 
the third year of her Maj ties Reigne, Between Charls chambers, 
March 1 . Eleizer Phillips, Victilar, Jonathan Dows, Shipwright, 
Ebeuezer Austin, Sadler, John Tuffs, yeoman, Robert Wyer, In- 
holder, and Eleizer Bateman, Yeoman, all of Charlstowne -in the 
County of Micld sx within her Maj ties Province of the massachusetts 
bay in New England, Committee for the said Town of Charlstowne, 
of the one part, and John Wesson, of Charlstowne, aforesaid, yeo- 
man, of the other part, Witneseth, &c., by these presents, Doth 
demise, grant, betake and to farm Lett unto the said John Wes- 
son, one Certain Tract or parcel of Land, scituate, lying and 
being within the Limitts and bounds of Charlstowne aforesaid, and 
belonging to said Towne, Conteiuing ninety-one acres and one- 
half : be the same more or less, being butted and bounded as 
followeth, viz* : northerly, by the Towns farm, now in the Tenour 
and occupation of said John Wesson ; westerly, partly by Timothy 
Baldwin, and partly by the high way ; southerly, by the said 
Towns Land, and easterly by the Gray's Land ; or, howsoever, the 
same is otherwise butted and bounded as it is sett forth in A Platt 
of the same, with all the rights, wayes. profitts, Comodities and 



172 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Apurtenances therunto belonging, Reserving Ten acres in said 
Tract for wood Land which the said Wesson is hereby prohibited 
Cutting any wood or Timber standing and growing theron, which 
said Ten acres for wood Land is to lye when said Committe and 
said Wesson shall agree it shall be in said Tract, To Have and To 
Hold [for 21 years from March 1st next, paying a rent of 12 d per 
year for the first ten years, and o per year for the other eleven 
years,] &c., &c. And also shall and will Erect, Build and finish 
upon said Land, A Dwelling house which shall be Twenty foot 
Long, and Eighteen foot wide, nine foot stud [2O6.] Between 
Joynts and A Leanto at the End, Twelve foot Long, the width of 
the house, six foot stud, and shall Digg and sufficiently ston a 
Conveinent seller under said house, and shall build and carry up 
A Double Stack of Brick Chimneys to A Conveinent height above 
the house, and shall lay Two good floors in said house, and shall 
fill the walles Between the studds and ceile them with plained 
boards or Lime morter, and shall make Conveinent stairs, and 
shall board or clabboard the outside of said house, and board and 
Shingle the Roofe to make it every Way thite, and make Con- 
veinent Lights in said house and Glaze them. And shall erect and 
build on said Land A Good barn, thirty foot Long and Twenty 
foot Wide, and Cover the same on the Sids, Ends, and Roofe 
to make it thite. And : at his own proper cost and charge Suport, 
maintain, Repair, and Amend the said house and barn with all 
needfull reparations and Amendments During said Term. And 
shall also plant Two acres of said Land with Good fruit Trees for 
an orchard, the trees to be planted thirty-three foot Assunder, and 
Fence said orchard intire with A Good sufficient fence aboote the 
same : and make and maintaine A Good sufficent fence, ston Wale 
or posts and Rails aboute what Land he improves. And the said 
Land, together with all the buildings theron that shall be erected 
theron as afforsaid, So well and Sufficiently repaired and Amended, 
With the orchard well fenced intire, and all the Land he shall Im- 
prove sufficently fenced as aforsaid, at the end of said Term of 
Twenty-one years shall and will peaceably and quietly yeild up and 
Surrender the same unto the said Committe, their heir, &c., or to 
the Town Treasurer for the time being, for the only use, benifit, 
and behoof e of s d Towne of Charlstowne. &c., &c . 

In witnes wherof the parties above named to these Indentures 
have interchanebly sett their hands and seals the day and year 
first first above written. 

Signed, sealed, and D.D. in the 

presents of us JOHN WESSON. 

JOSEPH LEMMONS, 
BENJ A SWEETSIR. 



[2O7. ] A Copey of the Lease of Lovils Island. 

This Indenture, made the third day of August, in the year of 
our Lord one thousand Six hundred ninety and six, and in the 
eight yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord William the third, 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 173 

King of England, &c., Between James Russel, of charlstowne, in 
the county of midd sx , within the province of the massachusetts bay 
in Newengland, Esq r one of the Selectmen of the aforsaid Towne, 
of the one part, and George Worthylake, of Boston, in the county 
of Suffolk, within the province afforsaid, Planter, of the other 
part, Witneseth, That the said James Russel, with the consent of 
the rest of the Selectmen of the said Town, etc., Hath demised, 
granted, betaken and to farm letten, &c., unto the said George 
Worthylake, all That, the Island commonly called and Known By 
the name of Lovels Island, Lying, Situate and being between the 
broad and the Ship channel, within the Limits and bounds of Boston 
aforsaid, with all the Lands, profits, privelidges, rights, com- 
modities, Buildings, and appurtanances whatsoever theirunto be- 
longing (Reserving Liberty for the making and drying of Fish 
upon the Shoar of the said Island, next the watter, as in the grant 
of the General court is provided, which said Island doth of right 
belong and appertaine unto the aforsaid Town of Charlstown, and 
now in the tenure and occupation of the said George Wortlrvlake, 
To Have and To Hold the said Hand, &c., for the term of Twenty 
six years from thence Nex ensuing, yeilding and pay therfor, &c., 
the yearly Rent or sum of Ten pounds Current monej" of New 
England, by two even and equall portions or payments in the 
year ; that is to say, Five pounds on the first Day of November, 
and five pounds on the first day of may, yearly. 

And the said George Worthylake, for himself, &c., doth hereby 
covenant, &c., that he, the said George Worthylake, his heirs, 
exOcut and admistrat, or Asigns, or some of them, shall and will 
erect, build and finish A Dwelling house upon the said Island 
which shall be Twenty foot Long, Sixteen foot wide, and eleven 
foot stud ; and shall digg and well and sufficently stone A good 
convenient Celler under the said house, and shall Build and cary 
up a good Strong Stack of chimneys, to Be built with Stone from 
the foundation to the mantletree, and from the mantletree upward 
with good bricks, to A convenient height above the roofe of the 
house, and Shall Lay two good floores in the said house, and shall 
fill the Walls between the studds and ceile them with good plained 
boords ; and shall make two paire of stairs, one pair down into 
the Celler, and the other pair up into the Chamber ; and shall 
board the Walls of the said house, and board and well Shingle the 
roofe so as to make it every way thite ; and Shall make convenient 
Lights in the said House and well Glaze the same ; and shall at 
his and theire owne proper Cost and Charge from time to 
time, and at all Times During the aforsaid Term, when and often 
as need shall Require, Well and Sufficiently repair, [2O8.] sup- 
port, maintaine, and Amend the said Dwelling house and the barne 
Now Standing one the said Hand, With all needfull and necessary 
reparations whatsoever, etc. 

In Wittness wherof the parties above named to these Indent- 
ures have interchangably sett their hands and Seals the Day and 
3 r ear first above written. 

Signed, Sealed, and D.D. in the 
presents of us. 



174 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

[2O9.3 Blank. 
[3 lO.] Blank. 



This Indenture, made the Twenty third Day of Feb- 
ruary, in the Third year of her Maj ties Reigne, Anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred and Four flvc , Between Charles Chambers, 
march*, Eleizzer [Phillips], Victular, Jonathan Dows, Shipwright, 
Ebenezer Austin, Sadler, John Tuffs, yeoman, Robert Wyer, In- 
holder, and Eleizer Bateman, yeoman, all of Charlstowne, in the 
County of midd 8 *, within her maj tics province of the massachusetts 
bay, in new england, Committee for the said Towne of Charls- 
towne, of the one part, and Stephen Williams, of Wobourn, in the 
County aforsaid, yeoman, of the other part, Wittneseth that the 
said Charls Chambers, &c., &c., u lets unto the said Stephen Wil- 
liams one Certaine Track or parcel of Land Scittuate, Lying and 
being within," &c., " Containing Two hundred acres, be the same 
more or Less, being butted and bounded as foloweth, viz* : South 
East by the high Way Leading from Reding to Charlstowne, North- 
erly by Redding Line, Westerly by Wobourn Line, and Easterly by 
the Town of Charlstowne Land, or howsoever the same is butted 
and bounded as it is Sett forth in a platt of the same : and also 
one piece of meddow Land lying and being within the Towns 
Farm, now in the Tennour of John Wesson, With all the Wayes, 
rights, profitts, privilidges, Commodities and Appurtenances 
therunto belonging: Reserving Eighty acres of said Tract for 
Wood Land, which the said Williams is Prohibited Cutting any 
Wood or Timber, Standing or Growing theron ; which said Eighty 
acres of Wood Land is to Lye Where said Comitte and said Wil- 
liams shall Agree it shall be in said Tract : To Have and To Hold 
the said Tract or parcel of Land and meddow Land Containing 
aboute Eight acres, and all other the above Demised premises unto 
him the said Stephen Williams, his heirs, Execut r , Aclm", and 
Assigns, from the first day of March, next ensuing the Date herof 
unto the full end and Terme of Twenty one years from thence 
next Following, and fully to be compleat and ended. Yielding 
and paying therfor yearly, &c., and for the first Ten years of the 
said Term, the Rent of Twelve pence p r year, in current money of 
New england : at, on, or before the first Day of March yearly ; 
and for the other eleven j 7 ears of said Term of Twenty one years, 
the full and just sum of five pounds Ten shillings p r year, in cur- 
rent money as aforsaid, at, on, or before the first Day of March, 
yearly, and eveiy year During said Term of Eleven years : and 
the said Stephen Williams," &c., &c. 



" And also shall and will erect, build and finish upon 
said Land A Dwelling house wich shall be Twenty Two foot Long 
and Eighteen foot wide, nine foot studd between joints, and a 
Leanto at the end of said house Twelve foot Long, the bredth of 
the house, six foot stud, and shall Dig and sufficienty stone A 
Convenient Seller under said House, and shall build and cary up 
a Double stack of Brick Chimneys to A Convenient height above 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 175 

the house, and shall Lay two floors in said house, and Leanto and 
fill the Walles Between the Studs and Ceile them with Plained 
boards or Lime morter on the inside, and shall make Convenient 
Stairs, and shall board or Clabord the outside of said house, and 
board and Shingle the Roofe, to make it every Where Thite, and 
make Convenient Lights in said house, and Glaze the same : And 
shall also erect and build A barn upon said Land Thirty foot 
Long and Twenty foot wide, and Cover the same on the Sides, 
Ends and Roofe, to make it thite ; and at his owne proper Cost 
and charges suport, maintaine, Repair and Amend the said house 
and barn with all needfull Reparations and Amendments during 
said Term. And shall also plant Two acres of said Land with 
Good fruit Trees, for an Orchard, the Trees to be planted thirty 
Two foot asunder, and Fence said orchard intire With A Good 
sufficent fence aboute the same, and make and maintaine A Good 
sufficent fence stone Wall, or posts and Railes, aboute What Land 
he Improves ; and the said Land, medow, house, barn and fences 
erected and sett up on said Land as above said, so well and suf- 
ficiently repaired and Amended : with the orchard sufficiently 
fenced intire, and as above expressed, all the improved Land so 
fenced : as above said at the end of said Term of Twenty one 
years, shall and will Leave, &c. In witness wherof the parties 
above named have to these Indentures interchangably sell their 
hands and seals the day and year first above Written. 
Signed, sealed, and D.D. in 
the presents of us. 

[213.] Blank. 



This Indenture made the fourteenth day of August, &c., 
&c., Between Charls Chambers & others, committee, &c., of the 
one part, and Thomas Goold, husbandman, and Daniel Goold, 
Cordwainer, both of Charlstowne, Witneseth, &c., doth demise, 
grant, betake and to farm Lett unto them, the said Thomas Goold 
and Daniel Gould one certaine Tract or parcel of Land, Scituate, 
Lying and being within the Limitts and bounds of charlstowne 
Aforsaid, and belonging to said Towne, Containing one hundred 
and Ten Acres, be the same more or less, being butted and 
bounded as foloweth, viz* : northerly by Land in the possession of 
Timothy Baldwin, Easterly by Land now Lett to John Wesson, 
Southerly by Land of Kendall Parker, and Westerly by Land of 
Peter Heys : as it is sett forth in A Platt of the same, Together 
with all the wayes, profitts, privilidges and Apurtanances therunto 
belonging, Reserving fifteen acres in said Tract for Wood Land, 
which the said Goolds are herby prohibited Cutting any wood or 
Timber Standing or Growing theron,. which said fifteene acres of 
Wood Land is to Lye ware said Committee and said Thomas 
Goold and Daniel Gould shall agree it shall be in said Tract. To 
Have and To Hold, &c., from the first day of March Last past 
unto the full end and Term of Twenty one years, &c., yeilding 
and paying therfor yearly and for the first Ten years of said 
Term, &c., the rent of Twelve pence p r year in Current money of 



176 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

new englaud at, on or befor the first day of March yearly, and for 
the other eleven years of said Term of Twenty one years the full 
and just sum of five pounds p r year in current money, as afor- 
said, at, on or before the first day of March yearly, and every year 
During said Term of eleven [years] . And the said Thomas Goold 
and Daniel Goold, &c., doth herby promise, bargayne and agree 
to and with the said Charles Chambers, &c. that they the said 
Thomas Goold and Daniel Goold, &c., shall and will well and 
truly pay, or cause to be paid, the yearly rent in manner and 
Form as aforsaid. And also Shall and Will erect, build and 
finish upon said Laud A Dwelling house [of the same dimensions, 
&c., as in the previous indenture. ED.] [215.] and build 
A barn upon said Land [on same terms as preceding indenture. 
ED.] And shall also within Two 3 r ears fence in Two acres 
of said land, for An orchard, and plant it [same terms as the 
preceding. ED.] In witness whereof the parties above named 
have to these Indentures Interchangably sett their hands and seals 
the Day and year first above written. 

THOMAS GOOLD. 
DANIEL GOOLD. 
Signed, sealed, & D.D. in 
the presents of us, 

STEPHEN KIDDER, 

THOMAS LORD, 

JOHN EDMANDS. 

[216.] Blank. 



[217 .] This Indenture, made the Twenty sixt day of January, 
Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and four five , and in the 
third year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Ann, Queen of 
England, &c., Between Charls Chambers, &c., &c., Comrnitte for 
the Townc of Charlstowne : of the one part, And Timothy Bald- 
win, of charlstown, aforsaid, yeoman, of the other part, Witneseth 
That the said Charls Chambers, &c., Hath demised, granted, be- 
taken, and To farm, Letten, &c., unto the said Timothy Baldwin, 
on Certain Tract or parcel of Land Scittuate, Lying and being in 
the limitts and bounds of Charlstowne, and being the Land of said 
Towne, Conteiniug Eighty six acres and four pole, be the same 
more or less, being butted and bounded as followeth, viz* : South, 
erly partly on Said Timothy Baldwin and partly by Andrew Beard- 
Northerly by the County Rode Leading from Reding to Wobourn, 
and Easterly by the Towns Land, or howsoever the same is other- 
wise butted and bounded so as it is sett forth in A plat of the 
Same, with all the wayes, profitts, privilidges, Rights, Commodi- 
ties and Apurtenances therunto belonging, reserving fifteen acres 
for wood land which is to be laid out ware the said Committe shall 
apoint, which said fifteen acres of wood land Said Baldwin is 
herby prohibited Cutting wood or Timber growing theron, butt may 
fence it in for pastures, To have and To Hold the said Tract or 
parcel of Lands and all other the above demised premises unto the 
said Timothy Baldwin, &c., from the first day of march next ensue- 



CHAELESTOWX LAND RECOBDS. 177 

ing the date herof, unto the full end and Term of Twenty one years 
from thence next following and fully to be Compleat and ended, 
Yeildiug and paying tkerfor yearly, &c., the yearly Rent of Four 
pounds Ten shillings p r year in Current money of New englaud, 
at, on, or before the first day of March, yearly and every year, 
during said Term of Twenty one years. And the said Timothy 
Baldwin, &c., hereby Covnant, promise and grant, in manner and 
form following (that is to say) that he, the said Timothy Baldwin, 
his heirs, execut r , or Adin", or Assigns, or some of them, sha'l 
and will Well and truly pay, or cause to be paid, the said yearly 
rent in manner and Form as aforsaid. And also shall and will at 
his own cost and charges make, maintaine, repair and uphold all 
the fencing needfull for all and so [#1S.] much of said Land he 
shall Improve of said Tract, and the said Land with all the fenc- 
ing that shall be sett up above what Land he shall improv, well 
and sufficently repaired and Amended at the end of said Term of 
Twenty one years shall and will peacably and quietly leave, &c. 

In Witnes wherof the parties above named to these Inden- 
tures have Interchaugably sett their hands and Seals the Day and 
year first above written. 

Signed, Sealed & DD. in the TIMOTHY BALDWIN, 

presence of us. 

THOMAS FROTHINGHAM, 
NATH L Dows. 



[219.] Blank. 



This Indenture made the Seventh day of October in 
the first yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigiie Lady Ann, Queen 
of England, &c., Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred and 
Two, Between Nathaniel Dows, of Charlstowne in the County of 
Midd sx , within her Maj tics province of the massachusetts bay in 
new England, Treasurer of said Towue of the one part, and Eleizer 
Bateman, of charlstown Aforesaid, yeoman, of the other part, Wit- 
nesseth That the said Nathaniel Dows, with the Consent of the 
Selectmen of said Towne by power derived from the vote of the 
Inhabitants of said Town the Second Day of March, Anno Domi. 
1701-2 as by Towne Records doth Appear, For the only use and 
benifit of the Inhabitants of said Town, For and in consideration 
of the Rents and Covenants hereafter expressed, Hath demised, 
granted, betaken, and to Farm Letten, &c., unto the said Eleizer 
Bateman fourty five acres of Land, be the same more or Less, 
Scituate, Lj'ing and being within the Limitts and bounds of 
Charlstowne aforesaid in the Second Division of wood lotts on 
Mistick side Which Land is the Draught of Richard Russel, Esq r , 
dec d , numbered (G8) and by him Given to his Son, M r Daniel 
Russel, Who gave said Land to the Town of Charlstowne aforsaid, 
To Have and To Hold, &c., from the first Day of December next 
ensuing the Date herof unto the full end and Term of Twenty 
years from thence next ensuing, &c., Yeilding and paying yearly, 
&c., the yearly Rent of Twenty five shillings in money or mer- 
chantable corn at money price yearly and every year During said 



178 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 39. 

Term. And also said Eleizer Bateraan, &c. , doth kerby Covenant, 
&e., that he, &c., will well and Truly pay, &c., the said yearly 
Rent in maner and form as aforsaid. And also to pay all publick 
Taxes To Town, Church and province said Land shall be Assessed 
on or for said Lands. And also Leave A good and sufficient fence 
aboute what and so much of said Land he hath or shall break up 
and further doth oblige himself, his heirs, &c, not to fell nor per- 
mit t to be felled any of the wood or Timber growing on said Land 
No otherwise than for fencing And Clearing such land as he shall 
Improve by breaking up & bowing, &c. Finally, the said Na- 
thaneell Dows, &c., doth herby Covenant, &c., [that saidBateman] 
shall and may Lawfully, peacably and quietly have, hold, use, 
occupy, posses and enjoy the said land and premises aforsaid, &c. 

In witnes wherof the parties above named have hereunto 
Interchangably Sett their hands and Seals tho Day and year first 
above written. 

Signed, Sealed, and DD. in the ELEAZEB BATEMAN, 

presence of us 
SAMUEL GRIFFEN 
Tn LORD, JUN B . 

Blank. 



[222.] This Indenture made this Twentieth day of May, in 
the thirteenth year of her maj tics Reigne Anno Domini one thou- 
sand seven hundred and fourteen, Between Nathaniel Dows of 
Charlestown, Treasurer, &c., and John Gowin of Lynn in the 
County of Essex, husbandman, of the other part, witnesseth, that 
the said Nathaniel Dows, Treas r , by ord r of the selectmen of 
Charlestowne. aforesaid, and with their consent psuant to the vote 
of the Inhabitants of the said Town at their Generall meeting the 
1 st of Marche Anno Dominj one thousand seven hundred and thir- 
teen, as in their 6 th book of Reccords, page 108, doth apear, &c., 
hath demised, granted and to ffarm Letten, &c., unto the said John 
Gowin all that their ffarm appertaining to the poor of the said 
Town of Charlestown : Conteining Ninety acres, be the same more 
or Less, Scituate, Lying and being at Bever Dam, within the 
Limitts and bounds of said Lynn in the County of Essex, Together 
with all the fencings, privilidges and appurtanances therunto 
belonging or apperteining. To Have and to Hold, &c., from the 
1 st day of May Last past unto the full end and term of seven years 
from thence next ensuing, &c. , yeilding and paying therfor for the 
first year five pounds, and yearly during said term afterwards five 
pounds Teun shillings p. annum in Current money yearly, &c. 
And the said John Gowin for himself, his heirs, Execut rs , adm rs 
and Assigns, Do herby Covenant, promise and grant, bind and 
oblige themselves, &c., That is to say, that the said John Gowin 
or his heires, execut rs , &c., shall and will well and truly pay or 
cause to be paid unto the said Nathaniel Dows, Treasur r , or to his 
successors in said Trust, the yearly rent in manner as aforesaid, 
and at their own cost and charge Support, amend and repair all the 
fence belonging therunto, and at the end of said term to surrender 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 179 

and peacably and Quitily Deliver up said ffarm, well and sufficenly 
fenced, with a good post and rail fence aboute all said ffarm 
[223.] unto Nathaniel Dows, &c., and the said Nathaniel Dows, 
&c., doth covenant, &c., [that the lessees] shall and may Law- 
fully, peacably and Quietly have, hold, use, occupie, possess and 
enjoy the said ffarm, &c. In witness wherof the parties above named 
have to these Indentures Interchangably sett their hands and 
seales the day and Year first above written. 

JOHN GROWING 

and seal [3, | 
Signed, Sealed, & Deliver 4 
in the p'sence of us, 
RICH. HILTON, 
BENJ A Dows, Jun r . 



This Indenture made this Sixteenth day of ffebuary 
in the Eleventh yeer of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne, 
Queen of England, &c., Anno Domini One thousand seven hun- 
dred and twelve-thirteeu. 

Between Nathaniel Dows of Charlestown in the Countie of 
Midd x , within her maj ties province of the massachusetts ba}' in New 
england, Treasurer for the said Town on the one part, & John 
Underwood of Charlestown aforesaid, 3*eoman, of the other part, 
Witnesseth TJiat the said Nathaniel Dows, with the Consent of the 
Select men of the said Town, by power Derived from the Select 
men to him, persuant . to the vote of the Inhabitants of Charles- 
towne may the 21 th 1712, &c., Hath demised, granted and to ffarm 
letten, &c., unto the said John Underwood, all that peice or parcel 
of said Townes meadow lying in Spott pond meadow, with some 
upland adjoyning therto, running upon a strait line from the sluce 
to the southermost end of the Northeast part of Carringtons necke 
of land bordering theron next the pond, lying and being within 
the limitts and bound of Charlestown aforesaid, To Have and To 
Hold the said peice or parcel of meadow and Upland from the first 
day of march next ensuing the date herof , unto the full end and 
term of Ten years from thence next ensuing, &c., paying Therfor 
the yearly rent of Sixteen Shillings p. year, and for every year 
during said Terme, at or before the first day of March yearly, unto 
the said Nathaniel Dows, &c. And the said Jn Underwood for 
himself, his heirs, Execut 8 , Adm 8 and assignes, doth berby Cov- 
enant, &c., to pay, or cause to be paid, unto Nathaniel Dows or 
his sucess rs in said trust and office, the yearly rent in manner and 
form as aforesaid, and also leave a tennentable ffence upon that 
part of the land at the end of the said Term that he shall Improve 
by ffencing. Finally the said Nathaniel Dows, &c. [Covenant 
for quiet possession. ED.] [225.] In witnes wherof the 
parties abovenamed have to these Indentures =: Interchangably 
sett their hands and seales the day and year first above written. 
Signed, Sealed, and Deliv d : 
in the presence of us : 

JOHN TUFTS, Memo agreed upon by Lessor and 

THEOP: IVOKY. Lessee before Signing and Sealing, 

that the Lessee at the Expiration of 



180 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

said Term shall peacably and quietly 
yield up and surrender all the 10 
ffarme Lotts p r mises, with the ap- 
purtenances as afforesaid, unto the 
Lessor or to his success" in said 
office, for the propper use and beni- 
fett of said Town of Charlestown. 
JOHN UNDERWOOD & seal. 

This Indenture the twenty eight day of may, Anno Domini 1713 
and in the Twelfth year of her maj tics reigne, Between Jn Brint- 
nall of Charlestown, in the County of MiddMn New England, Tan- 
ner of the one part: and Nathaniel Dows, Treasur* of the said 
Town in the name and by order of the selectmen of the said Town 
on the other part, Witneseth : That Whereas their is a Small slip 
of Land belonging to the said Town partly inclosed in and with 
the lands of the said Brintnall, at or near to a place called South 
Spring at Mistick side, extending forty foot in the front at the 
high-way and so running Down towards the marsh ten poles & a 
half to a stake and so to a point ; the line between the said Brint- 
nalPs Land and the said slip of Towns land to run parrelell and 
strait with the said Brintnals land or house lott over the way : and 
the said slip of land being Convenient for the said John Brintnall, 
Now therfore for and in consideration of the yearly rent and 
acknowledgement of two Shillings yearly and each year to be paid 
by the said Brintnall, his heires, &c., unto Nathaniel Dows, Town 
treas r , or his successors in his said office, for the use of the said 
Towne, Thes sa'id Nathaniel Dows, treas r as aforesaid, and by 
order of the select men of said Town as aforesaid, Doth by these 
presence lett and Grant to the said John Brintnall, his heires, &c., 
the said slip of Land : and also the Libberty or privilidge of the 
watter wch shall run through the said slip of Townsland from 
south Spring : for and During the Term of Twenty yeares from 
hence next ensuing to be Compleat and Ended. And I, the said 
Jn Brintnall, Do by these presents for myself, my heires, execut r % 
and Adm rs , promise and engage to pay the said yearly rent and 
Acknowledgements of Two shillings to the said Nathaniel Dows, 
Treas er or his successors in said office for the use of the Town 
yearly and each year during the said Term, and at the end of the 
said Term to yield up and surrend r the said slip of Land to the 
possession of the said town. In witness wherof the said Jn Brint- 
nall and Nath. Dows, Treas r have herunto Interchangably sett our 
hands and scales the day and year above written. 
Signed, Sealed, & Deliv d in p s ence 

of us JOHN BRINTNALL, 

EDW D LARKIN, & seal. 

ELEAZ R Dows. 



This Indenture made the Twenty eight day of May, 
Anno Dom: 1713, and in the twelfth year of her rnaj tic3 reigne, 
between Samuel Stower of Charlestown, in the County of Midd sx in 
Newengland, yeoman on the one part, and Nathaniel Dows, 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 

Treas r of the s d Town ou the other part, Witneseth That Wheras 
there is a small peice or corner of land : belonging to the said 
Town Enclosed in and with the land of the said Stowers at or near 
a place Called South Spring at mistick side Extending Sixty and 
three foot in the front at the highway : and running Down aboute 
ten poles and a half on a line to Brintuals and Mellowes lower- 
most stake : and there to run across the meadow in Spring gutter 
twenty four foot to an other stake against the said Stowers land : 
and thence up to a stake by the said Stowers upland and Orchard : 
and so up to a stake in Spring Gutter at the ffront in the fence 
Lying between a slip of the Towns land Lett to M r Jn Brintnall 
and the said Stower's own land : and the said small corner of the 
Towns land lying and being Convenient for the said Stowers : 
Now therefore, for and in Consideration of the yearly rent and 
Acknowledgement of three shillings and six pence yearly and each 
year to be paid by the said Stowers, his heires, &c, unto Nathaniel 
Dows, Treas cr , or his successors in this said office, for the use of 
the said Town : The said Nathaniel Dows, Treas r as aforesaid and 
by order of the selectmen of said Town as aforesaid, Doth by 
these presents grant and Lett to the said Samuel Stowers, his 
heires, &c., the said Corner or peice of land for and During the 
term of twenty yeares from hence next Ensuing to be Compleated 
and Ended, and the said Stowers shall not stop the passage of the 
Watter in the said land Coming out of South Spring : nor alter or 
turn it out of the Natturall course : And I, the said Samuel 
Stowers, do by these presents, for myself, my heires, execut rs , & 
Adm r % promise and engage to pay the said } T early rent and Ac- 
knowledgements of three shillings & six pence to the said Nathan- 
iel Dows, Treas r , or his successors in said office for the use of the 
Town yearly : and each year during the said term : and at the end 
of the said to yeild up and surrender the piece and Corner of land 
to the possession of the said Town. In Witnes wherof we, the 
said Samuel Stowers and Nath 11 Dows, treasurer, have herunto 
Interchangably sett their hands and seals the day and year above 
written. 

Signed, Sealed, & Deliver d in the 

presence of us SAMUEL STOWERS 

JOSEPH LAMPSON, & seal. 

JOSEPH WHITTEMORE. 



Charlestowne, ffebruary the 27 th , 1713-4. 
Psuant to the vote of said Town at their geuuerall meeting, 
may 1713, In Answare to the motion of John Slaughter, of lynn, for 
hireing a small bitt of land belonging to said Chariestown in the 
bound of lynn, it was then Voted by the Inhabitants to leave it 
with the Selectmen to lett the said bitt or peice of Land for a term 
not Exceeding seven years : and the select men of said Chariestown 
having some of them been ou the said land and making report to 
the others of them : the select men think it reasonable, and Accord- 
ingly have granted and to ffarme letten to the said Jn Slafter 
one Cert:iiiio p^ice of the said Laud containing about Two acres 



182 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

and a half being Swamp ground bordering on the said John 
Slaughters own land, tying and Extending from the said Slafters 
land to the brow or pitch of the Hill in the said lott, being one of 
the lotts laid out to said Charlestown ffarm in the Township of lynn : 
the said Slaughter to keep up and Carfully maintaine the bounds 
of the said lott and to pay or cause to be paid annually the yearly 
rent of eight shillings and six pence p. } 7 ear during the said term 
of seven 3 r eares to the treasurer of the said Town for the use of the 
said Town : in all amounting to the sum of Two pounds nineteen 
shillings and six pence : for the true performance wherof I, the 
said John Slaughter bind and oblige myself, my heires, execut rs , 
administrat rs by these presents. In Witnes Wherof I have her- 
unto sett my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of ffebruary, 
one thousand Seven hundred and thirteen - fourteen and in the 
twelf year of her majesties reigne. 

Signed, Sealed, & Deliver* 1 in the his 

presence of JOHN 8 SLAFTER, 

JOHN BROWN, mark. 

JOSEPH SIBLE. 



[228.'] This Indenture made the fifteenth day of July, in the 
thirteenth year of his maj tie3 reigne, Anno Domini one thousand 
seven hundred and fourteen, Between m rs maryEdmands of Charls- 
town, in the County of midcP, in new england, widow, of the one 
part, and Nathaniel Dows, Treas r of said Town of Charlestown of 
the other part, Witnesseth that the said mary Edmands For and in 
Consideration of the yearly rents and Covenants in these presents 
here after Expressed, Hath demized, granted and to ffarm letten : 
and by these presents doth demize, grant and to ffarme letten unto 
him, the said Nathaniel Dows, Town treas r as aforesaid and to his 
success' 3 in said Trust and office for the only use of the said Town, 
One Dwelling house, out housen and Land adjoyning, scittuate, 
lying and being in Charlestown aforesaid, late the possession of 
Cap* Rich d Sprague, decee d , To Have and To Hold the said Dwell- 
ing house and housing and Land adjoyning from the day of the 
date herof for and during the term of the natturall life of the said 
Mary Edmands, Yeilding and paying therfor the yearly rent of 
Eight pound ten shillings p. year and every year during said 
term of her natturall life, and for every part of a year that she 
shall Live proportionably to the rent above mentioned, at, on, or 
before the fifteenth day of July annually. And the said Nathaniel 
Dows, treasurer, for himself and success in said trust and office, by 
order of the select men of the said Town of Charlstown, persuant 
to the vote of the Inhabitants at their generall meeting the 1 st of 
may, in 1714, 1713-4, and at their general meeting the 18 th of 
May, 1714, doth Covenant, promise, bargaine, and Agree, bind 
and oblige himself and his success 18 in said trust and office as 
Treas 1 on account of the said Town of Charlestown, well and truly 
to pay the rent and rents as above written : and if the said house 
should happen to be burnt, or by any Extraordinary providence 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 183 

should be lost, yett not withstanding the said rent to be paid unto 
the said mary Edmands in manner and form aforesaid.. And 
Finally, the said M rs Mary Edmands for herself, her heires, doth 
herby Covenant and promise, bargaine and Agree, bind and oblige 
themselves to and with the said Nathaniel Dows, Treas r , and his 
successors in said trust and office, paying the rents as above 
written, shall and may Lawfully, peacably and quietly have, hold, 
use, Occupie, possess and enjoy the said Dwelling house with the 
appurtenances for the only use, benifett and behoof of the Town 
of Chaiiestown for and during the term of the naturall life of the 
said mary Edmands without the Lett, trouble, denial or Contra- 
diction of her, the said mary Edmands, or any by, from or under 
her. In Witnes wherof the parties above named have to these 
Indentures Interchangably sett their hands and scales the day and 
year first above written. 

Signed, Sealed, and D d in the MARY EDMANDS, 

presence of us & seal. 

THO S LORD, 

ROBERT CUTLER. 



[229.] This Indenture made this first day of December in 
the first year of the reigne of our Sovereigne lord King of great 
Brittaine, &c., Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and 
fourteen-fifteen between M rs Mary Edmands of Charlestown in the 
County of Midd x within his maj ties province of the Massachusetts 
bay in New england, widow, of the one part, and Nathaniel Dows, 
Treasurer of said Town of Charlestowu, of the other part, Wit- 
nesseth that the said mary Edmands For and in Consideration of 
the yearly rents and Covenants in these presents herafter Ex- 
pressed, Hath demized, granted and to ffarm letten : And by 
these presents doth demize, grant and to ffarm lett unto the said 
Nathaniel Dows, Town treas er as aforesaid, or to his successors in 
the said trust and office, for the only use of the said Town : One 
Dwelling house, out housings and Land Adjoyning Scittuate, lying 
and being in Chaiiestown aforesaid, now in the possession of M r 
Simon Bradstrcet of Chaiiestown aforesaid, To Have and to Hold 
the said dwelling house, housing and Laud 'adjoyniug from the 
day of the date herof for and during the term of the uaturall life 
of the said Mary Edmands : yeilding and paying therfor the 
yearly rent of six pounds p. year and every year during said term 
of her nattural life, and for every part of a year that she shall live 
proportionable to the rent above mentioned at, on, or before the 
sixth day of March annually, and the said Nathaniel Dows treas : 
for himself and successors in said town and office (by order of the 
select men of the said Town of Chaiiestown psuant to the vote of 
the Inhabitants at their geimerall meeting) doth Covvenant, promise, 
bargaine and Agree, bind and oblige himself and his Successors in 
said Trust and office as treasurer on account of said Town of 
Charlestown, well and truly to pay the rent and rents as above 
written, And if the said house should happen to be burnt, or by 
any extriordinarj" providence should be lost, yett notwithstanding 



184 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 39. 

the said rent to be paid unto the said Mary Edmands in manner 
and form as aforesaid. And Finally the sarid Mary Edmands for 
herself, her heires, &c., doth herby cov 4 , promise, bargaine and 
agree, bind and oblige themselves to and with the said Nathaniel 
Dows, Treas r , and his successors in the said Trust and office, pay- 
ing the rents as above written, shall and may lawfully, peaceably 
and quietly have, hold, use, occupie, possess and enjoy the said 
Dwelling house and Appurtanauces for the only use, beuifett and 
behoofe of the Town of Charlestown for and during the term of 
naturall life of the said Mary Edmands, or any, by, from or under 
her. In Witnes wherof the parties above named have to these 
Indentures Interchangably sett their hands and scales the day and 
year first above written. 

MARY EDMAXDS 
Signed, Sealed, & D d in & seal 

the presence of 
SAMUEL BURR, 
BEXJ A Dows. 



[The following leaf (pp. 230 and 231) was brought to this place 
by Mr. Henry H. Edes, from the front cover of Town Records, 
vol. II., Greene's Transcript. ED.] 

[23O.] This Indenture, made this third day of June Annoq 
Domini One thousand seven hundred and Seventeen, in the third 
year of his maj tie reigne, between Nathaniel Dows, Town treas- 
urer of Charlestown, of the one part, and Richard Boyleston of 
Charlestown, aforesaid, Cordwainer, of the other part witnesseth 
as followeth : That the said Nathaniel Dows, town treasurer as 
aforesaid, by vertue of A power to him derived from the Select- 
men of said Town, June the third (1717), For and in considera- 
tion of the rents and Covenants in these presents herafter 
expressed, Hath demized, granted and to ffann letten, and by 
these presents doth dernize, grant and to if arm Lett unto the said 
Rich d Boyleston, his heires, &c., One certaine peice or parcel of 
marsh land comonly known b} T the name of the horse pasture, 
belonging to the said Town, lying and being in said Town at 
Moulton's point. To Have and To Hold the said marsh unto him 
the said Richard Boyleston, his heires, &c., from the day of the 
date herof for and during the full end and term of seven yeares 
from hence next Ensuing, and fully to be Compleat and ended : 
he Yeilding and paying therfor unto the said Nathaniel Dows, 
town treas r , or to his successors in said trust and office, the yearly 
rent of fifteen shillings yearly and every year during the said 
Terme, at, on, or before the third day of June. And the said 
Nathaniel Dows for himself and successors in said trust and office, 
doth Covenant to and with the said Iich d Boyleston, that he paying 
the rents and performing the Covenants as above said, shall and 
may Lawfully, peacably and quietly have, hold, use, Occupie, 
possess and enjoy the said marsh and oppurtanances therof with- 
out the Lett, denial or contradiction of him, the said Nathaniel 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 185 

Dows, Treasurer, or his successors in said office, as treasurer for 
during the term of seven yeares, as aforesaid. In-witnes wherof 
the parties above named have to these Indentures Interchangably 
sett their hands and scales, the day and year first above written. 

RICH D BOYLESTON 
Signed, sealed, & Deliver 4 , & scale, 

in the presents of us, 
NATHAN^ WILSON, 
BENJ A PHILLIPS. 

[231.] Blank. 



186 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

[It appears from a note by Mr. Edes that the remaining 
folios in this book originally constituted the final part of 
Town Eecords, Vol. II. (Greene's Transcript), being 36 
leaves, or 72 pages. These are original records, and begin 
with the Survey of the town highways made in 1670. The 
original reports of the Surveys of 1767 and 1802 are also 
preserved in the City Clerk's office, and vary somewhat in 
some details. These now printed are, however, the formal 
and attested record, and it has not seemed necessary to collate 
them with any earlier drafts. ED.] 



CHARLESTOWN STREETS IN 1670. 



In pursuance of an order from the Selectmen, bear- 
ing date February 20 th 1670 ; Impowering Serg* Rich d Kettle, Wil- 
liam Dady & Serg* Lawrence Dowse, to measure the breadth of 
the Highwayes in this Towne : This following Returne was made 
to the Selectmen by the said persons, viz. 

FISH-STREET. From the Ferry-way unto the corner of Cap*. 
Allen's pales, from thence over to Samuel Carter's shop, is thirty 
eight feet. 

BROAD-STREETE. From M r . Shepards House unto the extent of 
M r . Hilton's Land, the breadth from M r . Shepards over to M r . 
Cnickerings, is Thirty five feet : from M r . Hiltons over to Cap 1 . 
Spragues is Twenty-four foot & a halfe. 

HEPBURNES LANE. From the House formerly M r . Hepburnes, 
downe to the Bridge, the way at y e upper end is Eighteene foot, at 
the lower end twenty four foot. 

WAPPIN STREET. From the Bridge unto Deacon Stitsons is 
Thirty three foot, as farre as M r . Kings and from thence to Dea- 
con Stitsons is Twenty eight foot, at M r . Kings it is nineteene 
foot. 

There is a way to a Dock (w ch Issues out of this street) be- 
tweene Tho. Brigdeu & Jn Smith, the breadth whereof is twenty 
four foot & a halfe. 

There is a way to Low-water mark, on the East side of M r . 
Blackmore's Land, w ch is Three pole wide, at least. 

There is a way to Low-water mark, Issuing out of Fish-street, 
& passeth on betweene John Larkin, & the shop Improv'd by Jn. 
Mirick, downe by Joshua Ted's Salt house the way betweene 
Mirick & Larkin is thirty seven foot, & betweene the Salthouse & 
the Wharf e is twelve foot. 

From Deacon Stitson's to the Barres at 3VP. Nowel's pasture is 
sixteene foot. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 187 

MOULTONS POINT. From Tho. Shepie's gate to Moultons point 
is Sixteene foot & a halfe. 

From the aforesaid Barres, thorow Deacon Stitson's pasture to 
the great field, & thorow that downe to the gate by Serg* Low- 
don's, is all the way sixteene foot & a halfe. 

From the aforesaid gate, knowne by the name of Chalkly's gate, 
up into the afore-said field Highway, is sixteene foot & a halfe, ex- 
cept in the middle of theLane between M r . Greene and M r . Symmes 
pasture, where it is Twenty three foot. 

From Thomas Rand's ground unto Laur. Dows's ground, lying 
from the way betweene M r . Greene's & Jn. Penticost, leading 
streight downe to Benj a . Sweetsir's ground, the breadth where of is 
twelve foot. 

The way betweene M r . Trumbal's & John Drinkers unto the Fort 
is fourteene foot. 

The way from M r . Trumbal's into Wappin-street, by Jn Smith's 
new- house, at Jn. Smith's Twenty foot, at M r . Trumbal's Eigh- 
teene foot. 

SHEPIE'S LANE. From Jo. Candage unto Tho. Shepie's by 
Candage is thirty one foot, by Shepie is Twenty-five foot, in the 
middle Twenty one foot. 

From Shepie into the Training field, the way is Eleven foot. 

SMITH-STREET. From Aaron Ludldns to Nathaniel Kettle's 
corner, at Ludkins Twenty six foot, at Kettle's fifty one foot, in 
the middle forty seven foot. 

BACK STREET. From the Bridge by William Clough's to the 
field gate by Goodin Chalky 's is Thirty seven foot, at Solomon 
Phipps, Senior, his Barne, it is Twenty five foot. 

COLE'S LANE. From Tho. Smith's down to Back streete, at 
the upper end Thirty three foot, at the Lower end Thirty seven 
foot. 

From Back streete into the Training field, by John Scots, is 
Twenty foot. 

HILL STREET. From Thomas Lord's up to the Town house 
hill is Twelve foot. 

GRAVEL LANE. From Town house Hill into Broadstreete, by 
M r . Shepard's, at the upper end is five foot, at the Lower end is 
six foot & a halfe. 

STREETER'S LANE. From the Market-place downe to Tho. 
Adams, at the upper end ten foot, at the Lower end by Adams, 
nineteene foot. 

From M r . Symmes lower corner, over against Tho. Chadwels, 
the WSLV leading to the Meeting House is Twenty six foot. 

SCHOOL-LANE. From Nathaniel Kettle's, to M r . Willoughby's, 
and Kettle's Twenty two foot, at M r . Willoughby's fifteene foot. 

[233,] HIGH STREET. From M r . Willoughby's downe to 
Jn 5 . Whitman's shop, at the upper end fifteene foot, at Tho. 
Peachee's Thirty foot, at Jn. Whitman's Twenty foot, 

GRAVE STREET. From Templar's to M rs Graves, at Templar's 
Twenty foot, at M rs Graves Twenty three foot. 

PRAT'S LANE. From Grave-streete to Tho. Brigden, senior, is 
six foot. 



188 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

BOW-STREETE. From Faintnot Wines to Henry Balcom, at 
Wines Twenty one foot, at Tho. Orton's Twenty six foot from 
Jn Penticost to Henry Balcom Thirty three foot. 

BRIGDEN'S-LANE From Bow-streete to the River is Twelve 
foot. 

HALE-STREETE. From Bow-street to Edw d Johnson, Senior, is 
sixteen e foot. 

MIDDLE-GATE. From Thomas Rands to Math. Smiths, at 
Rands Thirty eight foot, at Smiths Thirty two foot. 

ROPEMJLKER'S LANE. From the Town-House-Hill to Jn Penti- 
cost, at the upper end Twenty five foot, at the Lower end Twenty 
two foot. 

MALT-STREETE. From Jn Penticost to the River, at the upper 
end Twenty foot, at the lower-end by Deacon Lyudes Thirty foot. 

WAS-STREETE. From Henry Balcorn's to the Causway at 
Keck of Land, at Balcom's sixty foot, at Solomon Phipps fifty 
foure foot, at Serg* Lowden's Thirty Nine foot. 
Entred per order of the Select men, 

per LAUR : HAMMOND, Record*. 

[DOINGS OF THE PROPRIETORS OF THE STINTED PASTURE. 1680-1686.] 

[234:. Charles Town, 1680: ffebuary : 14 th . 

Att a meeting of the proprietor of the Stinted Common, as to a 
laying out a part of it, Then was put to Vote these ffollowing pro- 
posalls, & all of them past In the affirmative : 

1 . That there should be one Acre & a halfe layd out to a 
Common. 

2. Where they would have this Land layd out, it was Voted & 
past for the neer r or hither part of the Comon. 

3. Whether this Laud should be for ever or for year 8 , It past for 
a good Inheritance in fFee Simple. 

4. That a Comitte may be Chosen for the heareing & proveing 
& confirmjng of the Title 8 of Clajmer 8 to the respective Commons. 

5. The Committee were then Chosen by Vote, & are viz. 



6. That Serg 1 Ric d Lowden, Josiah Wood, Sn r , and Tho : White 
be Impow r cl to gether Up the Rent due to y e proprietor, wch mony 
is to be delivered to sd Comitte for defraying of Charges that arise 
by Surveying, Laying out & Clearing of, &c. 

7. That the Common be measured by the Care of ye Committee 
so that ye numb r of Acres thereon may be known. 

8. That it be left wth ye Comitte wch are Empowered to raise 
mony proportionable from Each Common to defray y e Charge that 
may arise on the aforesd worke of the Comon. 

9. That the highway es betwixt y e ranges be Twenty four ffoott 
wide. 

Voted by the above said, X br 19th, 1681. 

1. That the foresd highwayes be made & maintained by the 
proprietor In Common. 

2. That a liberty be given to those y* please to draw their pro- 
portion 8 in one Lott. 

As Attest, JOHN NEWELL, Record* 



CILAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 189 

[235.] Charles Town, 1681. Wee, the Comitte chosen and 
Impowerd by the Proprietors of the Stinted Comon 8 , in Charles 
Towne, on this Side Mistiek river, for to Examine the claime 8 of the 
Sever 11 proprietors, and to allow of Such as wee judged right, And 
also to lay out one Acre & a halfe of Land for each Comon, And 
doe accordingly allow of these ffollowing Three hundred Thirty 
and one Comon s to belong to these ffollowing p r son% & have Laid 
out to them according to ord r , one acre & a halfe, Excepting Some 
few that did compound with sd comitte for less land then their 
proportion in regard of their owne convenience, wch p r mises was 
agreed unto and Confirmed by A Unanimous Vote of the sd Pro- 
prieto r s at a Legall meeting, January the Second, 1681. 

* Attest : JN. NEWELL, Record* \ 

To Sergt. Richard Lowdeu, six Common 8 .... 6 

To Nathaniel Huchison, five Comon 8 & three quarters . 5f 

To Sergt. Thomas Welch, six Comon 8 & a quarter . . 6] 

To Sergt. Jn. Cuttler, Two Commons .... 2 

To John Goodwin, Two Common 8 ..... 2 

To Thomas Jone% buW, his Estate, one Common . . 1 

To John ffowle, ffour Common 8 ...... 4 

To Petter Fowle, fflve Commons ..... 5 

To the children of Deaco Rob rt . Hale, dec sd ., five Commons o 

To George ffowle, Three Common 8 3 

To W m . Johnsons 8 Estate, Three Common 8 and a halfe, wch . 
halfe Comon is but for Tho. March life, wch ended, it 

is Jn. March 3| 

To Solomon Phipps, Three Common 3 and a halfe . . 3j 

To Jonathan Kettle, Two Common 8 2 

To Samuel Bicknell, Two Common 8 ..... 2 

To Samuel Kettle, Two Common 8 2 

To Joseph Kettle, one Common and a quarter . . . 1^ 

To Nathaniel Kettle, one Common ..... 1 

To Thomas Joan 3 , mason, his Estate, Two Common 8 . . 2 

To Petter ffrothengham, Three Common 3 .... 3 

To Nathaniel ffrothengham, Two Common 8 . ... 2 

To Samuel ffrothengham, one Common .... 1 

To Thoma 8 White, Three Comon 9 & a halfe 3 

To Thomas Rand, Sen r , Seven Common 8 and a halfe . . 7 

To Ensigh Jn. Call, one Comon and Three quart" . . If 

76 
Each one of these above sd Common 3 Attested to 

By JOHN NEWELL, Record*. 

[236.] To Samuel Lord, Two Common 8 & three quarter 8 
Comon . 2| 

To Thomas Welch, jun r ., one Common and three Eights 

Comon If 

To Thomas Moussall, Three Common 8 , & in 4th book, one 
Comon, 4 



190 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

To Deaco Aaron Ludkin, one Common .... 1 

To James Miller, jun r ., Seven Common 8 and halfe Comon. 7J 

To Elias Rowe, Six Common 8 6 

To Widow Pratt and her son Joseph Pratt, one Common . 1 
To Goble 8 Estate, Two Comon 8 , wch are possessed by Tho. ") 

Cresswell, who says hee did purchase them wth the Y 2 

other lands of Goble ......) 

To Samue Ward, ffour Common 8 and a halfe Common . 4J- 
To Capt. Rich d . Sprague, Eleven Common 8 . . .11 

To Deacon John Cuttler, Two Common 8 .... 2 

To Daniel Davison, ffour Common 8 4 

To Barnabas Davis, Two Common 8 ..... 2 

To John Penticost, Three Common 9 ..... 8 

To James Russell, Esq r ., ffour Common 8 and halfe Common, 4] 

To M r . Dan 11 . Russell, Estate, one Common ... 1 

To M rs . Elizabeth Graves, one Common .... 1 

To M rs . Prudence Russell, Estate, one Common ... 1 

To Ensign Thomas Lynde, Three Commons ... 3 

To the Church of Charles Town, ffour Common 8 . . . 4 
To John Smith, Two Common 8 and a halfe, wch halfe Comon 

is but for Theo : March 8 life, wch ended, it is his son Jn. 

March 8 2 

To M rs . Parnell Nowell, Three Commons .... 3 

To Thomas Adam 8 , sen r , one Common .... 1 

To M r . Joseph Lynde, ffourteen Common 8 .... 14 

To Capt. Thomas Brattle, Three Common 8 ... 3 

To Susanna White, ffour Common 8 ..... 4 

To William Bullerd, ffour Common 8 and a quarter Comon . 4] 

To the widow of Samuel Pearce, Eight Common 8 . . 8 

To Joseph Bachlor, one Common and a quarter Comon . 1-* 

To Thomas Carter, Sen r , ffive common 8 .... 5 

To Widow Gold, Three Comon 8 and three quarters Como . 3| 

To Benjamin Sweetser, one Common .... 1 

To Samuel Carter 8 Estate, Two Common 8 and a halfe Comon 2j 

To M r . John Long, ffive Common 8 ..... 5 

To M rs . Anna Shepherd, Two Common 5 . 2 

1257 

Each one of these above sd Comon" Attested 

By JOHN NEWELL, Hecord r . 

[237.] Charles Town, 1681. 

To Robert Leach ffour Common 8 4 

To John Moussall, Sixteen Common 8 and one Eighth of a 

Comon .......... 16^ 

To William Powell 8 Estate, Two Common 8 possessed by 

John ffoskitt 2 

To Laurance Dowse, Six Common 8 . . . . 6 

To Timothy Cuttler, one Common ..... 1 

To Abraham Smith, ffour Common 8 4 

To Nathaniel Rand, ffour Common 8 ..... 4 

To the heires of George or Jonath. Bunker, Ten Commons 8 10 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECOEDS. 191 

To Thorna 8 Jenner, Two Common 9 ..... 2 

To Samuell Lynde Estate, Two Common 8 ... 2 

To John Burrage, Two Common 8 ..... 2 

To Sergt. John ffosdike, ffour Common and halfe a Common, 4J 

To Thomas Dean 3 heires, one Common .... 2 

To Josiah Wood, Sen r ., ffour Commons .... 4 

To Xopher Goodwin, Sen r ., Two Commons ... 2 
To ffrancis Willoughbuy, Esq r ., his estate, ffive Common 8 "\ 

and a halfe Common wch is in Capt. Lar. Hammond > 

possession ........) 5J 

To the Estate of Deaco Tho. Lynde, possessed by his widow, 

Rebecah Lynde, Two Common 8 ..... 2 

To John Blaney, Two Common 9 ..... 2 

To the widow of Capt. W ra . Hudson, One Common . * 1 

To Jacob Green, Sen 1 "., Two Common 8 y* were Eld r Green 8 , 2 

To Jn. Roy, One Commo ...... 1 

To M r . Samuel Phipp 8 , one Common . . . .1 

To widow Phipps and her son Joseph Phipps, Three 

Comon 8 , 3 .......... 3f 

To Capt. Timothy Wheeler, Eight Common 8 ... 8 

To Zechariah Brigden, One Common . . ... 1 

To M r . John : Phillips, One Common .... 1 

To William Dawdy, Seven Common 8 .... 7 

To Thomas Lord, one Common . . . . ..1 

To John Joan 8 , Two Common 8 ..... 2 

To Leiu 1 . Randale Nichole, Two Common 8 ... 2 
To George ffelch, one Commo : improved by Ensign Tho 

Lynde ......... 1 

To John Kent, one Common ...... 1 

To the heires of M r John Checkrin Estate, ffour Common 8 . 4 

To Ebenezur Astin, one Common ..... 1 

To M rs . Sarah Allen, one Common ..... 1 

To John Trumble, Se n ., Two Common 8 .... 2 



Each one of these abovesd Common 8 Attested by Jn. Newell, 
Recor dr . 

[238.] Blank. 

[239.] Blank. 

[24O.] 

To the wor. Thomas Danf orth, Esq r . , ffour Commons . 4 

To M rs . Kathrine Graves, one Common .... 1 

To John Whitemore, Sn r ., One Common .... 1 

To William Burage, one Common ..... 1 

To the Estate of M r . Zech. Symes, Sen r ., Two Commons . 2 
To M r . James Gary Estate, Two Common 8 and quarter 

Comon ......... 2J 

To Jn. Heyman, one Common , 1 

To the Estate of Timothy Symes, One Common . . 1 

To Thomas Sheppie, One Common ..... 1 



Attestt JN. NEWELL, Record*. 



192 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Charles Town, Decemb r . 15 th , 1681. 

The Committe Appointed to Oversee & manage Sundry matters 
relateing to the Stinted Pasture, Usually Called the Common, 
Lying without the neck of Land in this Town, doe Signifie to the 
proprietor as ffollow th . 

First, that wee have w th much paines & Care, examined ye Sun- 
dry Claims that have been made by any persons unto A propriety 
in the Sd Comon, or Stinted pasture ; And doe find the respective 
proprieties, or numbe r of Common 8 mentioned in A Lis herew th 
presented ; to be the clear & Honest rights of the persons respect- 
ively named in the Sd List. All well doe Amount unto the Num- 
br of Three hundred Thirty one Common 8 . 

Secondly, that the proportions of Commons of right belonging 
to each p r son as in the Aforesd List are Expressed, Shall be Con- 
firmed by the proprietors, may be Recorded in the Town book, to 
Stand as their proper Estate to them And their heires for Ever, 
the Charge of recording to be paid by the proprieto r s : This wee 
propose as necessary for the future Settlement of the right of each 
proprieto* ; for the prevention of all after disputes relateing there 
Unto. 

Thirdly, Wee conceive it necessary that one Acre & A halfe of 
Land to A Common (According to the Vote of the proprietor 8 ), 
be Laid out at the hither end of the Comon, Excluding all neces- 
sary High vv ayes, both publicke and private. 

Fourthly, Wee propose that the peice of Land lying next the 
Towne, Viz. : from Jn. MousalP gate, Upon A line Over to the 
lower Corner of Thomas Crasswell 8 Land, all y* Land wthin that 
line Unto the neck of Land, be Left in Common for publick Mili- 
tary Exercises, &c. 

Fifthly, It will be necessary y* the laying out of the proportions 
of Land to Each Commoner, or proprietor, be referred Unto A 
Committe of meet p r sons to be chosen together with the Artist, 
who are to Regulate the Same, According to their best discretions, 
in the most Equitable manner ; the proprietors Voted the first 
Committe to manage this 5 th Article. 

Sixthly, y* Lotts be made by the sd Committe, & Numbred ac- 
cording to the Number of the proprietor, who, upon timely notice 
given, shall meet & draw their Lotts, and according as the Num- 
ber of their Lotts shalbe So, Shall their proportions of Land be 
Laid out neer or further off, the Line to begin at Jn Moussnll 8 . 

Seventhly, That the Remainder of the Common wch lies Undi- 
vided, bee cleered of brush & Superfluous Trees; y* it may be 
renderd fitt for pasturage, & y*t it be referred to the Committe to 
contrive the most Expedient wayes,to Effect it. 

["24:1.] Eighthly, That it be likewise referred to the Committe to 
Order the fencing of the Common Against M r . Ledgits frarme, as 
may be according to their best discrestion 8 most Accoinodable to yes 
poprietor". 

91y, that Each range be forty poles in Length : And that the 
land on the South Side of Cambridge Road butting to the marshes, 



CHARLEBTOWJST LAND RECORDS. 193 

of this side of Tho. Crasswell brook, may be Left to the Com- 
mitte for to Agree with the proprieto of the Sd marsh for 8d 
Land, on as profitable Terms for the proprieto" of the Common as 
they Can. 

101j r , That a range of Lotts begin at Widow Peirces (by the 
Country road, of ffour poles wide) and So to Abraham Smith & 
so on the Westrly side of the highway Successively Unto Patrick' 
Marks, Untill that Laud is Laid out : All these foregoeing Ten 
Votes past in the Affirmative the day before s d by y e Proprieto. 
Attest : JN. NEWELL, Record?. 

The Committe proposed to the proprietors of the Stinted Com- 
mon as Foil: 2 d Janvary, 1681. 

lly, To propose the Conveuiency of proceeding as farr as John- 
son 8 Lott from Patrick Marks, in Laying out Land to those who 
Adjoyn to it, and shall desire it, Leaveing open sufficient water- 
ing places. 

21y, That Such Proprieto As shall not Improve their Land, but 
Suffer itt to lye Unfenced, .Shall have no benifitt of feed in the 
Comon thereby, more then by right of Commons they now have. 

Sly, Thomas Peirce moves y l A triangle of Land lying on the 
upper Side the highway before his Land & under the Laud of 
Father Billiard may be granted to him, in part of his proportion, 
wch the Committe Judges reasonable, & noe damage to the pro- 
prietor 8 . 

41y, Thomas Welch moves y* he takeing Six Acres of bad Laud 
lying before his house below the highway, he may have allowed 
him three Acres of Land above the highway, Adjoyning to- his 
Land, for wch he is willing to Allow Three quarter 8 of an Acre. 

This Third & fourth Vote Left to the Committe. 

oly, The high way Above the ffourth Range to be Three pole 
wide, it being A road y* wilbe much in Use, It begiuing between 
ffoskitts & Huchisou 8 Land, & run 3 Cross over to Welch 88 . 

Gly, That what Land is Already Laid out to perticuler person 3 
by y e Approbation of the Committe, by Vertue of A power given 
them by the proprietors, be now Confirmed to the sd person 8 as 
their Estate, to them their heyres & Assignes for ever: Provided 
y' the rest of the proprietors have their proportions in the remain- 
der of the land to be divided, be accordingly Confirmed. 

71y, That noe person shall have his Land Laid out after he hath 
drawn his Lott, Untill he hath A Certificate Under the hand of the 
Record 1 ", Signifying the Numb r of Acres to be Laid out to him. 

81y, That the laud y* is not to be laid out in this divission, but 
remain 3 In Common, Shall not be Charged with any ffence Against 
the Land y* is now to be Laid out. 

These Eight Abovesd Votes were past in the Affirmative by y 6 
proprieto" at their meeting the day Abovesd. 

Attest : JN. NEWELL, Record*. 



A Record of the Land 3 Laid out unto such person 8 
proprieto" in the Stinted Comon, who drew no Lots for Said Lands, 
but by agreem* wth the Committe had their Lands laid to them so 



194 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

as might best suit their particular convenience, the same not lying 
wthin the range 8 for wch Lots were drawn, the said Committe being 
Impowered by the proprietor, to Act therein according to their 
best discretion 8 , as Appear 8 in the fifth Article \ r oted the 15 th day 
of December 1681 in f o : 75. 

To Cap* Richard Spragne on the Left hand as } r ou goe to Cam- 
bridge Three quart 1 " 8 of an Acre, more or less, Adjoyning to Jn. 
Bickn 118 . . 

To M r . Joseph Lynde Two parcell 8 viz. three quart 1 " 8 of an Acre 
more or less next Cap* Sprague & Eighteen Acre 8 by Edward 
Brazier 8 , wch is bounded by the way to James Miller 3 & b}^ Cam- 
biidge road sd Eighteen Acres to stand be it more or Less. - - 

To Jn ffonle next M r . Jo Lynde Three quar trs of an Acre, be it 
more or less. 

To Thomas Lord next Jn. ffoule hulfe an Acre, & next Eliza 
Sym 8 halfe an Acre, be sd parcells more or Less. 

To Elizabeth Sym 8 one Acre & halfe more or less Lying between 
the Lands of Thomas Lord. 

To Solomon Phipps next Tho Lord, ffive Acres, be it more or 
Less. 

To Jame 8 Miller in Two parcells, Nine Acres, more or Less, 
wch Lyes nigh Solomon Phipps. 

To M r Samuel Ward & to M r Tho Graves six Acre 8 one quarter, 
be it more or Less. - - 

To the bull Lot Three quarter 3 of An Acre more or Less, wch 
lye 8 between Sam 1 Ward & James Miller his mowing Land, & the 
bull Lot, a high way lying through Sd Lot to the meadow 8 . - 

To Thomas Welch Sen r in two parcell 8 Nine Acre 8 one quarter, 
more or Less, Cambridge road passing betwixt them. 

To John Kent before his house one Acre, more or less. 

To the widow of Samuel Pearce in three parcell 8 Eleven Acre 8 
more or less, Two : of the parcells by her house & the Third betwee 
M r James Russell 8 Land & the watering place & Laud of Tho 
Danforth E s q r . 

To Abraham Smith one quarter of an Acre, more or less, by his 
house. 

To M r James Russell five Acres & one quarter more or less 
on the right hand goeing to Cambridge & ioyning to Susana 
White : more in right of Cap* Ric Sprague : M r Dan 1 Russell, M rs 
Eliza Grave 8 , M rs Prudence Russell and himselfe Twenty-one Acres 
& A halfe Acre Adioyning to sd White South East : the brook 
South West, Widow Pearce North West, & by the four pole high 
way North East, that s d high way begining at Widow Pearce 8 house 
& so runeth between the Lots & Issueth out by the Land of Ben 1 . 
Bowers. 

To Susana White Six Acre 8 , more or less, lying between M r 
Russell his Land. 

There is A watering place (Lying between the Lands of Widow 
Pearce & Tho Danforth Esq r ) Contayning Three quarter 8 of A 
acre more or less. 

To Thomas Danforth Esq r Eleven Acre 8 & A halfe measured to 
him, Lying by that Land Coulonly called Johnson 8 Lot, of wch 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND EECORDS. 



195 



parcell Six Acres was laid out to him in right of four Comon 8 & 
five Acres & A halfe he designed them to buy, which was purchast 
by him 7 br : 29 : 1684, as may be seen in 4th Book, fo. 35. 

[243. ] Charles Towne, 1681. Then here followeth the names 
of the proprieto rs wch did draw Lotts, and According to the Num- 
ber drawn, Each one of their proportion 8 are recorded, viz. : 



Acres N 



1 John Whetemoor . . . 1 

2 Laur Douse .... 9 

3 Samuel Phipps & company, 

M r Jn Phillips &c. 

4 Tho. White &Companj,viz. 

Peter: Nath 1 . & Sam 1 . 
Frothengham 9 . Jos. Sam 1 
Nath 1 & Jonath. Ketles, 
Geo ffoule, Mary Hudson. 

5 Tho. Mousall .... 4^- 

6 Tho Carter 7 

7 M r Tho Brattle . . . 4J 

8 Jn Foskit 9 

9 Solomon Phipp 8 . . . 4 
M r Tho Jenner ... 3 
M rs Rebecca : Lynd e Sn r . 3 
Rebeccah Lynde jun r . 3 

10 Edward Wilson, &c. . . 7 

11 Nath 1 Huchison . . . 9% 

12 The Church .... 6 

13 Tho Adams 1-j 

14 Jos Bacholer . . . . 1 

15 Jn Goodwin & S Bick n11 . 6 

16 Major Savage .... 3 

17 Randal Nichole ... 3 
Aaron Ludkin . . . .1^ 
Deaco Jn Cutler ... 5 

18 Nath 1 . Rand .... 6 

19 Jn Trumbell .... 3 

20 Jn Poor 1J 

21 Barnabas Davis ... 3 

22 Thomas Lynde ... 6 

23 Jn March 1-] 

24 Josiah Wood .... 6 

25 Jn Fosdick . . . . 6| 

To Carey Under. . | g 3 



26 Thomas Rand . . 

27 John Mousall. . . 

28 Sarah Allen . . . 

29 Isack Johnson . 

30 Wido. Mary Gold . 

31 M r Jn Long . . . 

32 Jn. Smith . . . 

33 Tho. Creswell & Goble 

34 Xoph r Goodwin . . 

35 Cap' Laur Hainond . 

36 ZechBrigdeu. . . 

37 William Daudy, . . 

38 Jonath. Crouch $> 

Tho Joan 8 Estate . 
26 Jn Penticost . . . 

40 Cap 1 Tim Wheeler . 

41 Dan 1 Davison 

42 Richrd Lowden . 

43 Tho. Welch . . . 

44 Jn. Cutler . . . 

45 Ebenez r Astin 

46 M rs Parnell Nowell . 

47 Sam 1 . Carter 8 Estate 

48 Elias Row .... 

49 Jn Joanes . . . 

50 Samuel Lord . . 

51 W ra Bullerd . . . 

52 Jn. Foule .... 

53 Abram Smith . 

54 Peter Foule . . . 

55 Geo Buncker . 

56 Jn Checkriu . . . 

57 W m . Burage &c. . . 

58 Han : Shepherd . . 

59 Jn Blany .... 



Acres 

. 11 
. 24 



4] 
12 
6 
9 
2 
3 



42 



15 
6 
4 
3 
3 



Attest, JN ( 



NEWELL, 
Recorder. 



Charles Towne, 1685. A record of the Land 8 Laid out in 
Charles Towne bounds on this Side Menotamies River (being 
called the Stinted Pasture) Unto the proprieto thereof (Accord- 



196 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

ing Unto A Vote of theirs past, when Conveened together March 
Tenth 1684-5) which was Effected and performed by their Com- 
mittee (Chosen and Confirmed by the Said proprieto March 27 th 
1685), who haveing finished the said worke, The Selectmen of Said 
Towne being Sattisfied therewith, Ordered it, y* each man 8 proprie- 
tie in the Said Land According to the platt of Ensigne David 
ffiske the Survey o r , (According to Law) be recorded in the Town 8 
booke of record 9 , to be their propper right, and Estate. 

Nathaniel Huchison Two Acres One Quart 1 " bounded by his owne 
Land South Easterly, by the high way North westerly. 

Jn Mousall, Nine Acres Abuting to his owne Land. 

Richard Lowden Eight Acres Adjoyning to his owne land. More 
to sd Lowden Three Acres bounded North Easterly by the Country 
rode, North Westerly by the Land of John Cutler jun r , and west 
Southly by the Land of Tho. Welch jun r . 

Thomas Welch jun r Seven Acres one halfe & twenty pole (wch 
jncludes his N 43 Above named) bound North East r h r & East 
South r ly by Ric d . Lowden, South Westerly by form r divident, West 
Dorlh'ly by Land of Jn. Cutler jun r . 

John Cutler, jun r : ffifteen Acres, bounded North Easterly by y e 
Country rode. East South r ly by Ric Lowden, Tho Welch, jun r & 
his own Land. South Westerly by M r Elias Row, & westNorth r ly 
by the Alias range way two pole wide Land of M r Ward & Tho 
Adams. 

[244.] M r Elias Row, Twenty Eight Acres bounded north'ly 
by Jn. Cutler, Easterly by his form 1 divission, Southly by A high- 
way wch Comes Over Long hill so 'Cald, and west north r ly by the 
range highway Two pole wide. 

Thomas Adams Sen r , three Acres one halfe, bounded North 
East r ly by the County high way, South East r ly by the range way 
two pole broad. South West'ly by M r Ward 8 Land, West north r ly 
by the land of Jonath. Buncker 8 heyres. 

M r Sam 1 Ward 8 Land ffifteen Acres & A halfe, bounded north 
East r ly by Thomas Adams, South East r ly by the range highway 
Two pole wide, South west r ly by James Miller, West North r ly by 
Thomas Lynde & Buncker 8 heyr 8 . 

James Miller, Twenty Six Acres Three quarter 8 , bounded North 
East by Sam 1 Ward, South East by the range way two pole breadth, 
South west by Thomas Rand, West Northly by Laur Douse, 
Widow Hudson, & Thomas Lynde. 

Thomas Rand, Twenty Six Acres one quarter, bounded North 
East by James Miller, South East by the range highway Two pole 
broad, South west r ly by the highway, West Northly by Sam 1 Lord 
and Laur. Dowse. 

Samuel Lord Nine Acres One quart r & Twenty pole, North East 
by Laur Dowse, South East by Thomas Rand, Alias One Acre of 
Land left for A Quarry, Southwest by the highway, West north r ly 
by the range high way Two rod wide. 

Laur Dowse Twenty One Acres bounded North East by Widow 
Hudson, South by James Miller & Tho. Rand, South west r ly by 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 197 

Sam 1 Lord, West northly by Josiah Wood & Samuel Lyude, 
otherwise the Two rod high way. 

Widow Mary Hudson three Acres & one halfe Acre, bounded 
North west by the high way two rod wide, North East by Tho. 
Lynde, South East by James Miller & South west by Laur Dowse. 

Thomas Lynde, Twenty One Acres, bounded north west by the 
range way two rod broad, Nor East by Jonathan Bnncker 3 heyres, 
South East by Sam 1 Ward & James Miller, Southwest r ly by Wido 
Hudson. 

Jonathan Buucker 8 heyres, Thirty five Acres & one quarter, 
bounded North East by the Country rode, South East by Thomas 
Adam s & Sam 1 Ward, South west by Tho. Lynde & Widow Smith, 
nor west by M r Brattle, M r Mary Long & Deaco Aaron Ludkin, 
the range way divideing s d Bunck rs Lot : as 16J : & 19. 

Widow Smith, Ten Acres One halfe (bounded) oth r wise fourteen 
acre 8 ) north East by Buncker, South East by the range way two 
rod wide, South west by Sam 1 Lynde, West north r ly by M r Check- 
riu and M r Brattle. 

Sam 1 Lyude, Seven Acres bound Nor East by Widow Smith, 
South East by the range wa}- Two pole wide, South west by Josiah 
Wood & Nor west by March & M r Chickrin. 

Josiah. Wood, Twenty one Acres & Twenty four pole, bounded 
South East by the range way two rod wide, Southwest by Sergt. 
Tho Welch, West Nortirly by s d welch, John ffoskit, W ra Johnson 
& March, North Eastly by Sam 1 Lynde. 

Sergt. Thomas Welch, Twenty one Acres, bounded Northwest 
by alias A two pole way, M r Joseph Lynde, North East by John 
ffoskit & Josiah Wood, South East by Sam 1 Lord, South Wesfly 
by the highway. Minde there is wthin these bounds of Welch one 
quarter of A acre left for A Common Quarry. 

John Foskitt, Seven Acre 8 , bounded North-west r ly by A two 
pole highway, M r Joseph Lynde, North East by William Johnson, 
South East by Josia Wood, South West r ly by Sergt Thomas 
Welch. 

[245,] Charles Towne, 1685. To the heyre 9 of William 
Johnson, viz., Son Isack, Seven Acres bounded Nor west by Alias 
A two pole way, Joseph Lynde, North East by March, South 
East by Josiah Wood, And- South westly by Serg 1 Welch. 

To March Three Acre 8 And a halfe, bounded Norwest by Alias 
A two pole way, M r Lynde, northeast by M r Chickrin, South east 
by Sam 1 Lynde & Josia Wood, And Sow West by W m Johnson. 

To Jn Chickrin {fourteen Acres, bounded Nor West by Alias A 
two pole way M r Lynde, north-east by M r Brattle, South East by 
widow Smith & Sam 1 Lynde and South west by march. 

To M r Brattle Ten Acres & A halfe, bounded Nor West by Alias 
A two pole way, M r Lynde, north East by M rs Mary Long, South 
East by Bunck 1 & widow Smith, and South west by M r Chickrin. 

To M rs Mar}' Long ffourteeu Acre 8 , bounded Nor west by Alias 
A two pole way M r Lynde and M r Davison, North East by Aaron 
Ludkin, South East by Jona. Bunck rs heyrs And South west by 
M r Brattle. 



198 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39, 

To Deaco Aaron Ladkin Three Acre 8 one halfe, bound North 
East by the Country rode to Notamies, the two rod way Comejng 
through s d land. South East by Buncker, Sow West by M rs Long 
and M r Dan 1 Davison, Norwest by Jacob Green & Widow Syms. 

To M r Daniel Davison Fourteen Acres, bound South East by 
the two pole high way, South west b}^ M r Joseph Lyncle, Nor west 
by Capt Ric. Sprague & Jacob Green And N or East by Aaron 
Ludkin. 

To M r Joseph Lynde fforty nine Acres, bounded South East by 
A two pole high wa}^ South west by A highway, North west by A 
two pole high way And by M r Jenner & Capt Sprague, And north 
East by M r Davison. 

To M r Tho Jenner Seven Acres, bounded northwest by A two 
pole way, North East by Capt Ric Sprague, South East by M r 
Lynde & South west by s d Lynde. 

To Capt Richard Sprague Thirty Eight Acres & A halfe Acre, 
bounded nor west by A two rod wide high way, North East by 
Jacob Green, South east by M r Davison & M r Lynde And South 
west by M r Jenner. 

To M r . Jacob Green Three Acres And a halfe, bounded Nor 
west by a two pole highway, North East by Eliza Syms, South 
East by Aaron Ludkiu and Dan 1 Davisou & Sow West by Capt. 
Sprague. 

To M rs . Eliza Syms Three Acres & halfe acre, the two pole way 
pasing through the Same, bounded North east by the Country rode 
to notamies, South East by Aaron Ludkin, South west by Jacob 
Green and Ensign Call, And Nor west by Ric Lowden. 

To Ensigne Call & Company (Viz. Tho White, Nath 1 ffrothen- 
ghii Sam 1 Kettell, Jonath. Kettell, Nath 1 Kettell, Joseph Kettell, 
And Ruth ffrothengham) , Fifty four Acres & one quar tr Acre, 
bounded north East by Eliza Sym 3 , South East by A two pole 
way, South west, And west by the highway. Likewise Nprthly 
by M r Willis. 

To M r Willis Seven Acres, bounded West North r ly by the high- 
way, North East'ly by Tho. Carter, East South r ly & Southwest r ly 
b}^ Ensigue Call. 

To Thomas Carter, Sen r . Seventeen Acres one halfe, bounded 
west north r ly by the highway, North East by Ric. Lowden, East 
Southly by Ensign Call, Southwest by M r Willis. 

To Richard Lowden Nine Acres One quart 1 " Acre, bounded West 
no r ly and North East r ly by the high way, East South r ly by Eliza 
Syms and Ensigne Call, and Southwest by Tho. Carter. 

To Edward Wilson A Triangle of Land Coiit. Three Acres & 
halfe, bounded South West by Notamies Rode, west north r ly try 
the way to Cambridge, Nor East by the farme, & East Southly 
Ditto. 

[246.] To A Quarry place Con* bounded north East r ly by 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 199 

the Country rode to Menotamies, North Eastly, by Richard Low- 
den & Thomas Carter, Alias the high way to Cambridge, west 
Southly : by John Mousall West South r ly. Miude Cambridge 
rode is South westly. 

[Aprill 9, 1690 Edward Wilson Acknowledge! this peice of 
Land or one Cows pasture, to be the . . as the right . 

attest : JOHN NEWELL, Recorder.'] 

To John Mousail fforty Eight Acres one quarter & Ten pole, 
being bounded North r ly by menotamy rode, East r ly by the quarrie 
place or Comon Land, Southly by Cambridge rode & Edward Wil- 
son, South west by newton Line, And west Northly by Sam 1 Bick- 
ner & Jn Goodwin. 

To Edward Wilson Seven Acres bounded North r ly by Jn Mou- 
sall, South r ly by Richard Lowden, Eastly by Cambridge rode. 

To Ric Lowdeu Three quarters of an Acre, bounded Northly by 
Cambridge rode. 

To Sam 1 Bicknor & Jn Goodwin ffourteen Acres, bounded North 
East by menotamies Rode, South East by Jn Mousall, South 
west by newton line, North west by Burrage. 

To John & William Burage Twelve Acres one quart 1 ", bounded 
northeast by Menotames rode, East Southly by Bickn r & Goodwin, 
South westly by the Line, About Nor west by Randale Nicholes. 
Minde there are two high ways Laid through this Lot, viz. to M* 
Brattles, Russells and Dickonson 8 Lands ; for wch wayes Land was 
Allowed to sd Barrages. 

To Lieut. Randale Nicholes Seven Acres, bounded North East by 
menotamies rode, South East by Burage 8 , South west by the Line, 
and North west'ly nigh the river. 

On the North Side of Menotamies rode. 

To Timothy Cutler Three Acres and A halfe, bounded Southw r ly 
by menotamies rode, West north r ly by marsh or the river, North 
Eastly by Jn Cutler, Sen r , East South T ly by the range way. 

To Lieut. Jn Cutler Seventeen Acres and A halfe Acre, bounded 
South East r ly by the range way, West South r ly by Timothy Cut- 
ler, north westly by the meadows, East North r ly by Nath 1 Rand, 
there is Alowance for two ways through this Land, Unto the 
meadows. 

To Serg* Nath 1 Rand fourteen Acres, bounded South west by 
Jn Cutler, nor west by the meadows, north Eastly by Tho. Lord, 
East Sonthly by the range way. 

To Thomas Lord Three Acres & one halfe Acre, bounded west 
northly by the meadow, North Eastly by Jn Blany, East Southly 
by the range way, & South westly by Nath 1 Rand. 

To John Blany Seven Acres, bounded west northly by the 
meadow, north Eastly by A high way to Dickson 8 Land, East 
Southly by the range way, South westly by Tho. Lord. 

To Susaua White Ten Acre & one halfe acre, bounded nor west 
by the meadow, &c., nor East by Joseph ffrost, South East by the 
range way, & South westly by the way to Dicksou 3 Land. 

To Joseph Frost Three Acres and halfe acre, bounded by meadow 
& river, Nor west by a Comon watering place, North East by the 
range way, East Southly & South West by Susana White. 



200 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

A watring place lying between Joseph Frost & M r Thomas 
Graves. 

To M r Thomas Graves Three Acres & halfe acre, bounded West 
northly & north Eastrly by the river, East Southly by the range 
way South westly by the watering place. 

To M rs Prudence Russell Three Acres & halfe Acre, bounded 
nor west And north East r ly by the river, South East by Anna 
Shepherd & W m Bullerd, Southwest by Benj. Sweetser, & Norwest 
[ cr jly by the range way. 

[J4:7.] Charles Towne, 1685. To Beniamiu Sweetsir Three 
Acres & halfe, bounded by A range way which reach 8 to the river 
Nor west, by M rs Prudence Russell nor East, b} 7 W m Bullerd South 
east, & by Peter Tufts Souwest. 

To Peter Tufts Seven Acres, bounded by the raugeway norwest 
by Bemamin Sweetser, North East, South East by W m Bullerd & 
Capt Wheeler, South west by John Peirce. 

To John Peirce Seven Acres, bounded nor west by the range 
way. Nor East by Peter Tufts, South East by Capt Tim Wheeler, 
Sou West by Jonathan Peirce. 

To Jonathan Peirce Ten Acres & halfe Acre, bounded North 
west by the range way, Nor East by John Peirce, South East by 
Capt Wheeler, And South west by Thomas Peirce. 

To Thomas Peirce thirteen Acres three quarters & Twenty pole, 
bounded Nor west by the range way. North East by Jonath. Peirce, 
South East by Capt Wheeler And the Gary', South west by Tho 
Mousall . 

To Thomas Mousall ffourteen Aci'es, bounded Nor west by the 
range way, Nor East by Tho Peirce, South East by the Caiy 8 & 
Tho Dauforth Esq r , Southwest by Jn Kent. 

To John Kent nine Acres one halfe & Twenty pole, more or less, 
bounded Norwest by the range way, North East by Tho Mousall. 
South East by Tho Dauforth, Esq r , & South west by Tho Dean 8 
heyrs 

To Thomas Dean 8 Estate three Acre s & A halfe, bounded Nor 
west by the range way, nor East by Jn Kent, South East by Tho 
Danforth, Esqr, & South west by Sam 1 Carter 3 heyres. 

To the heyres of Samuel Carter, dec., Eight Acres Three quarters 
bounded Nor west by the? range way, Nor East by Dean 8 heyrs 
and Thomas Danforth, Esq r , South East by A range way, And 
South westly by Menotamie rode. 

To Thomas Danforth, Esq r , Twenty Nine Acres Three quarters, 
bounded South East by the range way, South west by Carter, nor 
west by s d Carter, Dean, Kent, & Tho Mousall, nor East by the 
Gary 8 . 

To Nathan 1 Gary, &c., Seven Acres f , 2) pole, bounded South 
east by the range way, South west by M r Dunforth, Nor west by 
Tho Mousall and Tho Peirce, Nor East by Capt Tim Wheeler. 

To Cap* Timothy Wheeler Twenty Eight Acres, bounded Sou 
East by the range way, South west by the Gary 8 , Nor west by Tho 
peirce. Jouath. Peirce, Jn Peirce and Peter Tufts, And Nor East 
bv W m Bullerd. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 201 

To William Bnllerd Seven Acres three quart 1 " 8 & twenty pole, 
bounded South East by the range way, South west by Capt 
Wheeler, Nor west by Peter Tufts, Benj Sweetser, & Prudence 
Russell, Nor East by M rs Anna Shepherd. 

To M rs Anna Shepherd Seven Acres, bounded by Mistick river 
North East r ly, by Xopher Goodwin East South r ly, bj 7 John Penti- 
cost South west r ly. Likewise by the range way passing through 
middle of s d Laud (to the river) South East'ly, by W m Bullerd 
South westl r y, and by M rs Prudn c Russell west north r ly. 

To John Penticost Ten Acres & A halfe Acre, bounded Nor west 
by the range wa} r , North East by M r3 Anna Shepherd, East 
South r ly by Peter Frothengham, And South west r ly by Widow 
Dandy. 

To Widow Daudy Twenty four Acres and A halfe, bounded 
nor west by the range way, Nor East by Jn Peuticost, East 
South r ly by peter Froth'gham & Solomon phip s , And South west r ly 
by Ro brt Leech. 

[248.] To Robert Leech Fourteen Acres, bounded North 
west by the range way, nor East by Widow Daudy, East Southly 
by Solomon Phipps draught, Sovthwesl r ly by Tho: Joan 8 . 

To Thomas Joan 3 his estate Seven Acres, bounded Norwest by 
the range way, Nor East by Robert Leech, South Eabt r ly by Solo- 
mon Phipp 8 draught, South\vest r ly by the Lot belonging to the 
Church. 

To Charles Town Church (fourteen Acres, bounded Norwest by 
the rangeway, North East by Thomas Joan 8 , Sow Eastly by Solo- 
mon phipps (draught and M r James Russell, South west r ly by M r 
Jn Berber*. 

To M r John Herbert Three Acres & halfe acre, bounded norwest 
by the range way, Nor East by Charles Town Church, South 
East r ly by M r James Russell, And South west 1 !}' by M r James 
Russell. 

To M r James Russell Thirty one Acres & halfe acre, bounded 
North west by the range way, North East r ly by M r Jn Herbert & 
Solomon Phipps draught, South East by A range Way, & South 
west r ly by Menotamies rode. 

To Solomon Phipps & Company (viz. Sam 1 phipps, M r Hale, 
Lieut Phillip 8 , Jn Roy & Joseph phipps) Fifty three Acres & 
halfe acre, bounded South East by the range way, North East r ly 
by Peter Frothengham, West northly by Widow Dandy, Robert 
Leech, Tho Joan s & Charles Town Church & Southwest r ly by M r 
James Russell. 

To Peter Frothingham Ten Acres & halfe, bounded Nor west by 
Ju Peuticost, Nor East r ly by Xopher Goodwin, South East by the 
range way, South westly by Solomon Phipps, &c. 

To Christopher Goodwin Seven Acres, bounded West northly by 
M rs Anna Shepherd, North by mistick river & A high way to the 
fford from the Country rode, East South r ly by the range way, South 
wesi r ly by Peter ffrothengham. 

To One halfe Acre for A gravel place & one halfe acre for a 
landing place. 



202 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

To John ffoule, Fourteen Acres through wch is layd out A high 
way to the ford, And A high way by the Upper Side of the bridge 
to the river ; S d Land bounded West north'ly & north East r ly by 
mistick river, East South r ly by the highway and ffarme, South 
westly by Ebenez r Astin, & west north'ly by a range way. 

To Ebenez r Astin Three Acres one halfe, bounded west north w ly 
by the range way, North East r ly by Jn ffoule, South East by the 
ffarme, South west by Mary Trumbell. 

To Mary Trumbell, in right of Jn Trumbell, Sen', Seven Acres, 
bounded West northiy by the range way, North Eastly by Ebenez r 
Astin, East South'ly by the ffarme, South Westly by Peter Foule. 

To Peter Foule Seventeen Acres & halfe acre bounded N or 
west r ly by the range wa} r , north East r ly by Mary Trumbell, East 
Southly by the ffarme, South west'ly by Lidia Marshall & Abra- 
ham Foule. 

To Abraham ffoule Ten Acres & halfe Acre, bounded north 
west r ly by the range way, north by his bro peter ffoule, East 
South'ly by Lidia Marshall & Barnabas Davis, South westward by 
Tho Marable. 

To Thomas Marable Three Acres & halfe acre, bounded nor- 
west'ly by the range way, north east r ly by Abram Foule, East 
South r ly by Barnabas Davis, South westward by Jn ffosdicke. 

To Sergt John Fosdick ffifteen Acres three quarters Acre & 
Eighteen pole, bounded nor west r ly by the range way, north 
East r ly by Tho Marable, East South r ly by barnabas Davis, Tho 
Creswell & Jn Smith, south westward by Nath 1 Huchison. 

[249.] Charles Towne, 1685 : To Nathaniel Hutchison Eigh- 
teen Acres & Seventy three pole, bounded nor west r ly by the range 
way, north East r ly by Jn Fosdike and Jn Smith, East South- 
ward by Sd Smith & Jn Wheteernor, South westard by the Coun- 
try rode. 

To John Whetemor Three Acres three quart rs bounded South by 
the highway, nor East by John Smith, And norwest by Nath 1 
Huchison. 

To John Smith Seven acres bounded South east ward by the 
high way, South west ward by Jn Whetenioor, west northard by 
Natha 1 Huchison and Jn Fosdike, & north Easfly by Tho Creswell. 

To Tho Creswell Eight Acres & twenty pole bound d East South r - 
ly by a two pole way, from the highway by Jn Smiths, South 
west r ly by Sd Smith, west northiy by Jn Fosdick, & north East'ly 
by Barnabas Davis. 

To Barnabas Davis three Acres One halfe acre, bounded East 
Southard by the two pole way, South westard by Tho Cresswell, 
west northard by Jn Fosdike, Tho Marable & Abraham Fould, & 
north East ward by Lidia Marshall. 

To Lydia Marshall three Acres & halfe acre, bounded East 
Southard by a two pole way, wch Extends to Peter Foules Lot, 
South westward by Barnabas Davis, west northward by Abram 
ffoule, & north Eastward by Peter Foule. 

By ord r of Selectmen & Comitte. 
pr. JOHN NEWELL, Record". 



CHARLESTOWN LAKD EECORDS. 203 

Att a meeting of the Select men, January : 5 th 1685-6. 

Wee the Aforesd by Vertue of a vote of the inhabitants of this 
Towne bareing date Aprill 15 th last past Empowering us to make 
Sale of the wood on the Stinted pasture (to the proprietors of the 
Said Land) for the Use of Charlestowne : Have Sold Unto these 
persons after named that parcell of wood on his or their Lot (for 
prices as ffolloweth) wch was Layd out by Ord r of the Committe, 
Chosen by the proprietor of the Sd Land, And Confirmed by them 
(the 27 th of last March) for the laying out Sd Land, the divission 
whereof was Voted the 10 th day of March, 1684-5. 

Viz Unto Jn Guttler jun r his wood for Six Shfll mony. 

Unto M r Dan 1 Davison his wood for fflve Shill. 

Unto M r Joseph Lynde his wood for Twenty Shill. 

Unto Deacon Jn Cutler his wood on 5 Comons for Ten Shill. 

Unto Thomas Lord his wood for ffive Shill. 

Unto M r Elias Row his wood for Ten Shill. 

Unto M r Thomas Graves his wood for Two Shill. 

Unto M r James Russell his wood for Twenty ffive Shill. 

Jani. 18. 

Laur Dowse his wood for five Shillings. 

Nath 1 Rand. 

Lieut Randale Nicholes his wood for three Shill. 

Unto Thomas Pearce his wood for Seven Shill. 

Unto Thomas Rand his wood for Six Shill. 

Unto Sergt Lowden his wood for Eight Shill. 

Unto Geo Buncker 8 heyrs. 

Unto James Miller his wood for nine Shill. 

Unto M r W m Brattle the wood on three Comons for Six Shill. 

Unto Nath 1 Huchison his wood for Ten Shill. 

Unto Jn ffoule his wood for five Shill. 

Unto Eleaz r Phillip 3 per T : A, his wood for One Shill. 

Unto M r Jn Herbert his wood for ffive Shill. 

Unto Ebenezer Astin his wood for ffive Shill. 

[25O.] Unto Timothy Cutler his wood for Three Shill. 

Unto M r Jn Trumbull per daugh tr Mary, his wood for Six Shill. 
Jany. 25. 

Unto Thomas Danforth Esq r his wood for Twenty Shill. 

Unto Samuel Lord his wood for Three Shill. 
Febu'y. 2. 

Unto M r3 Mary Long her wood, for Three Shill. 

Unto John Mousall his wood for Three pounds ffive Shill. 

Unto Jn Newell the wood of Jn Penticost for two Shill. 

Unto Susanna White. 

Unto Sergt Jn Fosdik his wood for twelve Shill. 

Unto Marke Athy the wood of Abram Smith 3 heyrs for Three Shill. 

Unto Sergt Tho Welch his wood for ten Shill. 

Unto Jn Whetemoor Sen r his wood for two Shill. 

Unto Tho Cresswell his wood for Six Shillings. 

Att A meeting of the Committe for the Stinted Pasture, March 
6 th , 1685-6. 



204 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Then they Orderd this return to be recorded, wch should have 
bin Entered in the page 77 1 , And So have proceeded this Last 
divission of the Stinted pasture. 

Charlestowne, Aprill the 16 th & 17 th dayes, 1685. 
I david fflsk then Layd out those Severall nooke 3 & Corner 3 of 
Land found within the former divident to the Severall p r son s Und r 
mentioned by Ord r of the Committe for the Stinted Comon, & with 
their helpe and Assistance, two of them Carrying the Chaine, 
namely, Ensign John Call & James Lowden : On the East Side of 
the high way leading to menotamies, viz., to Nath 1 Huchison two 
parcell 3 , one fifteen pole, & the Other thirty pole. To Tho ffoskitt 
two parcell 8 , one two pole s & A halfe, the other twenty Seven 

poles. the Land in the Cow pen by Bullard 3 to Serg 1 Tho 

Welch one Acre & A quarter & Seven pole. To Tho Creswell on 
his front halfe An acre & fourteen pole ; And one his back side, 
& A Small Slip on the west side of his Orchard A Joynjng to a 
high way Laid out one Acre three quarter 3 & Eight pole 3 . To John 
Kent Sen r , on his buck side three quarter 8 of an Acre by A pole 
high wa} r wch goes downe betwixt Creswell & Kent, wch high way 
goes at bottome of Creswell & Welch 8 Land A Cross To Tho Peirce 
ten poles by the Corner of the high way Leading to the feild bridge. 
To M r James Russell in A highway to Marke 3 house halfe an Acre. 
These Seven p r sous above named was p r sent when I Laid this Land 
out to Each of them, And Each of them did helpe therein. And 
Accepted of their Sever 1 peice 3 of Land Except Tho Welch jun r . 
Attest by mee. 

DAVID FISKK, Survey o r . 

Furth 1 1 do declare yt the first day that I began to lay out Lots 
I layd out the Land to make Up the Last whole range in the first 
divident to m r Elias Row & Jn Cutler jun r , by Ord r of the above 
Said Committe, & Jn Mousall & Jame 3 Lowden Carryed the 
Chaiue, I say by mee, 

DAVID, FISKE, Surveyo r . 

Att a Legall meeting of the proprieto" of the Stinted pasture in 
Charlestowne, on this side menotamie 8 River, March 8 th , 1685-6. 

Then was the wor. James Russell Esq r Chosen moderato r in the 
S d Assembly or meeting, And Jn Newell Clerk to them. 

[351.] Charles Town, 1686. Like wise it was then put Unto 
Vote Whether they would put or leave the managem* of the sd past- 
ure into the hands of the present Selectmen for this year, &c. 
Voted in the negative. 

Like wise they Voted for A Committe of ffive men to manage 
the Affaire 8 of S d pasture for one full year Ensueing, According to 
the instruction 8 Shalbe given to them by the sd proprietor 8 . 

The Committe Chosen are viz., rn r Joseph Lynde, m r Elias Row, 
M r Tho Graves, Serg* Jn Cutler, & Serg* Ju Fosdicke. 

Like wise they Voted this Committe to treat wth those p r sons 

1 This page 77 is our page [243] . ED. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND KECORDS. 205 

named by the dissatisfied proprietor's, viz., Cap* Jn Phillips, me 
Solomon Phipps, Josiah wood, m r Jonath Gary, & Samuel Ketell, 
for A freindly Issueing of the diffreiice 8 between the major part & 
minor prt of the proprietor. 

Then they Voted these following perticuler 8 in the Affirmative. 

1. That the Comon pasture, may be fenced into three pastures 
or enclosu r s, thereby ffenceing of all Country highway es, this to 
be done as soon as it can wth Convenince. 

2. That the Committe be impowerd to Chuse Coinon drivers. 

3. That they Agree with Ben 1 Bower 3 as to Seeding in, or fence 
of the Sd Stinted pasture for the year Ensueing. 

4. That the Sucureiug of the out ffences of the S d Comon or 
pasture be Left to the management of the Committe 

5. That the Committe proportion the Divission 8 of the fence 
About the three pastures, to the respective proprietor according to 
Each man 8 proprietie in the Said pastures [this Voted. p r formed as 
may be seen by A list there of on file.] 

6. That this Committe Look after & indeavour to prevent in- 
croachmeut 3 on the sd pasture. 

7. That the range or drift wa} T e 8 in the first divission of the 
Stinted pasture, remaiue this Ensueing 3*ear, as they were the Last 
& former year 8 . 

JN NEWELL, Record 1 '. 
This meeting Adjournd till the 22 d of this March. 

Att A meeting of the proprieto of the Stinted pasture, March 
22 d , 1685-6. 

It was then Voted y* the ffence proportioned by the Committe 
about the three pastures (wch was Accepted by proprietor), be 
fenc* in by the first day of May, 1687, wch if not done in that time 
then each proprieto 1 may fence in perticuler. 

Like wise they then Voted the Committe Above named to man- 
age the (Or any Law ) Suit that may Arise between the proprietor 
& ye inhabitant of the Town this year. 

They then Chose for drivers of the sd pasture & to view the 
fences, 

NATH L HUCHISON, \ y . D . ( JAMES LOWDEN, 

JOSEPH FROST, j V '*{ TH PEIIICE. 

[SURVEY OF 1713-14.] 

[353.] In Fersuance of a vote of the Inhabitants of the town 
of Charlestown at their genneral meeting, march th 1 st , 1713-14 
Impowering us the Subscribers to be a comitte to prevent incroach- 
ments : also to veiue and to measure the breadth of the Streets, 
Lanes & highwayes, & c ., in s d Charlestown : and having proceeded 
in the Said work so fan* as within the neck, make this return as 
f olloweth 

FISH STREET. Att the ferry way from the northeast corner of 
Cap 1 Jon a : Dowses warff is 51 feet. 

from m rs Huntings over to Benj a Bunkers is 38 feet & 9 inches, 
m TS Huntings Seller doors in the highway. 

from Benj a Bunkers Westerly corner to Edward Larkins is 40 



206 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

foot, and from m r henry Phillipses westerly corner to m r Russells 
Shop is 45 foot 3 inches : 

The way ishuing out of fish street to low watter mark between 
M r Russells Shop and Larkins is 37 foot from Russells warf to the 
Salt house is agreeable to the former record : M r Russels Seller 
doors in the highway. 

From Capt Phippses Southerly corner to Codmans fence & gate 
is 57 foot & from Cap* Phippses Westerly corner to Perkinses 
North Corner is 54 foot, M r Phippses Seller doors in the highway : 

From Capt Chamberses corner (formerly allins) to Stephen Wat- 
ters (formerly Carters) is 45 foot & 9 inches, the Seller doors in 
the highway: 

MARKETT PLACE. From Cap* Chamberses South we'st corner to 
Ebenezer Breeds Noth east comer of his new house 98 foot & 3 
inches, both Breeds Seller doors in the towns lands : 

From Cap 1 Chambers north corner of his house to the northeast 
corner of Longs new house 94 feet & , S d Longs Seller door in 
the towns land : 

ffrom the Northeast corner of Longs new house to Epharim 
Breeds fence by the meeting house is 184 foot : 

ffrom the Corner of Stephen Watterers (formerly Carters) to 
Eben r Austins house is 194 feet & a : Cap* Chamberes, widow 
Phillipes & Benj a Peirces, all their Seller doors in the towns land : 
Peirce p d one penney acknoledgement : Samuel Knights porch in 
the high way : Ebenezer Austins Seller doors in the high way : 

ffrom Knights to Joseph Phillipses, next to Soleyes, is 290 foot 
and 9 inches : 

ffrom Joseph Phillipses to Longs new house is 120 foot 9 
inches : 

ffrom Cap* Jon a Dowses to M rs Longs garden fence by the meet- 
ing house is 132 feet & a J- : 

ffrom Benj a Peirces, where he now Dwells, to Sheppards, Lately 
bought peirces, is 268 foot : Jon a Dowses Seller doors in the high- 
way. 

[253.] Chaiiestown 1714: ffrom cap* Jonathan Dowses to 
the corner between Peirce and Hall, w ch was formerly Sheppards, is 
54 foot & a . 

MARKETT STREET. ffrom Johnathan Dowses new house ware 
Benj a Dows dwells to Stephen Halls is 37 feet & , Said Halls Seller 
doors in the high way he Acknoledged & paid two pence : 

Eleazer Phillipses Seller doors in the highway : 

ffrom the house ware Patten Lives, formerly Cap* Spragues, to 
Hiltons 25 foot & from r M r Nathaniel Dows to Hiltons 34 foot, 
allowing said Dows 4 foot from the corner of his house. 

ffrom s d Nathan Dowses to prices is 40 foot : prices Seller doors 
in the high way, she acknowledged she paid a penney : 

ffrom Dadies great house to "William Smiths old house where 
Scottow Lives is 46 foot & 3 inches : dadies Seller doors in the 
highway : 

ffrom Thomas Lords to Jn Edmandes is 56 foot. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 207 

ffrom Treadewayes to William Smiths 60 foot: Smiths Seller 
doors in the high way. 

ffrom Robbert Cutlers shop to vincent Carters 56 foot & a J : 
Carters Seller doors in the high way : acknoledged & p d a penney. 

ffrom M r Lemons to Knells 53 foot, Lemons hors block in the 
highway he acknoledged and paid one penney : 

ffrom William Ketteels to Jon a Ketteels is 54 feet : William Ket- 
teels and Damons Seller doors in the high way. 

accknoledged and paid one penney : Jon. a Ketteels Seller doors in 
the high way : 

ffrom Nath 11 Ketteels to Caleb Carters 53 foot : Carters Seller 
doors in the highway acknoledged and paid one penney 

ffrom the east corner of Eleazer Johnsons house to Joseph Rands 
is 86 foot : 

ffrom Isace Johnsons to Benj a Lawrences is 58 foot & 7 inches 
allowing 1 foot from Johnsons house 

ffrom M r Jon a Caryes to Cap* Phippses fence 62 foot & J : 

ffrom Cap* Caryes old house to the Southerly corner of heatons 
house 56 foot & : Heatons Seller door & hors block in the high 
way : 

ffrom M r Ausburys Porch to Heatons garden fence is fifty two 
feet & a half : 

from Simsons over to Coll Phillipes orchard fence 93 foot J 

ffrom Jn Rands to Coll Phillipes West corner orchard fence 56 
foot. [The Land 1 built by John Rand 3 d nott aproved.] 

ffrom Chalklyes old house to M r Greens is 50 foot. 

from Woods barn to the Buriall hill fence is 64 feet. 

from Rich d millers formerly Sollomon Phipses barn to the Buri- 
ing hill fence is 64 feet. 

from Seth Sweetsirs house to the baring hill fence is 59 foot. 

from Benj a Sweetsirs barn to John Rands Land is 75 foot J. 

from the Corner of Seth & Benj a Sweetsirs to the buring hill Bars 
Barrs is 64 foot : 

[254.] from Kebes to Samuel frothinghams is 48 foot. 

from Benj a Phillips to benjamin Sweetsirs fence is 50 foot. 

from M r Stimsons to James Ketteels is 55 foot & : Stimsons 
Seller door and hors block in the high way : Nathaniel frothing- 
hams Seller doors in the high way : 

from W}'ers garden fence to Whites barn 93 foot : M r9 Wyers 
Hogg pen & part of the Collash 8 house in the high way ac- 
knoledged & paid one penney. 

from the North east corner of Blaneys fence to Whiers barn is 
87 foot. 

from the Northeast corner of said Blaneyes fence to Thomas 
Whites fence is 74 foot. 

from the Northwest corner of Blanyes Land to ffrothinghams 
land is 74 foot J. 

from Blaneyes land to Jn Stimpsons is 75 foot & J. Said Stim- 
sons 2 pair of Staires acknoleged & paid Two pence. 

from the corner of Carys marsh (now Webbs) to Nath 11 : Huttch- 
insons South corner of his land 69 foot & J. 

1 Lane or Landing-place may have been intended. ED. 
*Calash is perhaps intended. ED. 



208 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

from the Northerly corner of Lowdens marsh to Hutchinson 
ffence att the West corner of his land is 53 foot J. 

ffrom the pound to Lowdens orchard 50 foot. 

ffrom Hutchinsons house to James Lowdens 42 foot J : & J of 
s d Lowdens fence att the Southerly corner of his Gate one foot in 
the high way. 

Jn Penny incumbred the way with stones and wood. 

ffrom Thomas Calls house to Rands Orchard is 64 foot. 

ffrom M rs Cutlers house to the fence of Larkins march is 55 foot 
the Corner of Larkins marsh att the end of the Cassway to M rs 
Cuttlers fence is 71 foot. 

from the old gate post att the Caseway to M rs Cuttlers fence is 
68 foot. 

ffrom Cap* Jonathan Dowses fence by the barn to the edge of the 
bank att high watter mark is 52 foot. 

ffrom the old stump of the tree att the corner of M r Dowses Land 
formerly Bunkers, att the Landing place Called Bunkers point, 
along the bank to the northerly point of the Landing place is 160 
foot. 

ffrom M rs Cutlers ffence over against the old gate post along the 
Caseway to Joseph Whittemores Corner of his land is 463 foot, 
[the s d 463 foot being y e highway & the front of y e towns marsh 
w ch goes to low watter mark] . 

BRIDGE STREET, Leading from fish street to the Swing Bridge. 
from M r Bunkers to Henry Phillipes 31 foot & 10 Inches Said 
Bunkers Seller doors in the high way acknoleclged & paid one 
penney : Henry Phillips Seller doors in the highway acknoledged. 

from Dassets house to henry Phillipses house 26 foot. 

from said Phillips shed to daniel Lawrances house is 29 foot & J : 
Lawrances Se[ller door]s in the highway. 

[255.] Charlestown 1714: ffrom Cap Gills warehouse to 
M rs Sheaths garden ffence is 23 foot, & from said Sheaths new house 
to Cap* Gills fence is 18 foot and J : the Corner of M rs Sheaths 
porch in the highway 15 Inches : 

ffrom the Corner of Cap* Chamberes warehouse to the Corner of 
Cap* Gills ffence 32 feet, leaving 1 foot & 20 inches to Cap* gill at 
the part of his fence against Cap* Chamberses war house. 

ffrom Chittys "Westerly corner to Chapmans is 19 foot, from 
Chittys North corner to Capans 18 feet : 

JOYNERS STREET. From Chapmans Corner to the corner of 
Cap* Gills fence entering into the s d street out of bridge street 
is 21 foot & 10 inches. 

ffrom M r Kurds to M r Ivory es is 20 foot & 4 inches. 

ffrom Edward Sheaths to the Westerly corner of Ivoryes barn 
is 23 foot. 

from Benj a . Hurds to John Griffins Land 20 feet & J. 

from Samuel Adames corner, allowing 6 Inches from it to the 
Westerly corner of James Capens New house, is 29 foot & 3 
inches. 

STREETERS LANE. from : att the entring in att the markett place 
between Joseph Phillipes & the old house belonging to Joseph 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 209 

Lemon is 10 feet & J, said Lemons fence J a foot in the Lane, M r 
fosters fence 1 foot. 

from James Capens Capen West corner to John Loguns, 30 
foot 3 inches. 

from the North corner of James Capens to the East Corner of 
Benj a Ketteels, formerly Dea. Joseph Ketteels, is 53 foot. 

from Samuel Adameses to ffosters fence, at the lower end of 
Streeters lane, is 

HEBBORNS STREET. Between Cap* Nathan 11 . Dowses & Cap* 
Spragues is 18 foot, Sd Dowses Seller doors 18 inches in the high 
way. 

Att Deac n Sam 11 Dowses 22 foot : Seller doors in the highway 
acknoledged & p d one penny. 

from Deac n Joseph Ketteels to davises 28 foot J ; davises Seller 
doors & M rs Jones in y e highway, davis acknoledged & paid. 

BACK STREET. from James Austins Corner over to Davises is 
72 foot , allowing two foot from the Corner of Davises house. 

from John Edeses (formerly Clows) to Davises 50 foot J, Eades 
Seller doors & Steps in the high way. 

from John Calls to Daniel Edmandes pasture 50 foot. 

from the Corner of Edmandes to Nathan 11 Dowses barn is 44 
foot . 

from Ruth Waits corner to Rich d Boylestons corner 47 foot. 

from Sam 11 Trumballs to bakers is 43 foot : Said trumballs porch 
in the highway : Acknoledged & paid one penny. 

from trumballs Land to Vincent Carters 42 foot ; said Carters 
dungheep inclosed in [the highway] ; acknoledged & paid one penny. 

[J56.] from Long's pasture to M rs Lemons 43 foot & . 

from the South east corner of Lemons pasture to Caleb Carters 
i 44 foot. 

from Benj a Lawrances Barn to Lemons pasture 50 foot, said 
Lawrances privey att the end of his barn, all in the highway. 

from the South East corner of Coll n Phillipses Orchard to Cap* 
Phippses medow 44 foot J. 

from Heatons Corner to Coll n Phillipes Orchard fence 25 foot. 
Said Heatons fence 9 inches in the highway. 

Att the entring of back strict from Coll Philips Orchard fence 
to a stake driven down at Simsons Land 31 foot & 10 inches. 
[The stakes sett down & way not aproved. Side note.~\ 

from fSimsons in wast street accross the way to a stake, is 55 
foot and 8 inches. [The same as above. Side note.'] 

from Sirnsons, Cross both the wayes, to Coll Phillips Orchard 
fence, is 93 foot. 

COLES LANE. From William Smiths corner to John Edmandes 
Corner is 34 foot att the Lower end. Between Boylestons barn & 
Nath 11 Dowes barn, is 40 foot ; Boylestons fence nine inches in the 
highway. 

WAPPING STREET. From James Austins Corner to Henry Phil- 
lipes (formerly Huzzies) is 40 foot. 

from Joseph Hopkines to Hitts house is 39 foot, & the same 
bredth from hey mans to Bentleyes : Hitts & Pratts Seller doors in 
the high way : Accknoledged & p d one penney. 



210 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

from He^ymans to Lathrops is 37 feet, Sd Heymands horse block 
in the highway : aeknoledged & paid one penney. 
from Brigdens to Nelsons fence is 33 foot & J. 

from the Northeast Corner of Brigdens to harberts fence is 30 
foot ; the Northeast corner of Brigdens Shop 2 foot J in the high 
way. 

from the east end of Brigdens house to harberts is 33 foot : the 
Way between Brigdeus house & Jn Smiths land, down to the 
dock, is 24 foot & a . 

from John Smiths Land to Webbers is 33 foot. 

from Taylors Corner to Jon a Shearrnans barn 36 foot. 

ffrom ffosters to Stephen fords & Jon a Shearmans is 40 'foot ; 
between Stephen fords East corner & ffosters land is 41 foot. 

from Daniel Smiths Corner over to Coffins is 4-9 foot. 

from Goodwins Corner to m rs martins is 39 foot J. 

From Samuel Blunts to Coll Phillipses old house, 32 foot 9 
inches. 

from Coll n Phillipses to Cap* Rowses is 25 foot J. 

from King Corner to Blackmore, now Coll Lyndes, 21 foot ; the 
Landing place att Kings Corner is 51 foot. 

Att Kings Corner going down to Elias Stones, is 28 foot. 

Between Cap* foyes & his ware house is 28 foot. 

from Galpins gate to the ware house is 31 foot. 

from Walkinses to Coll n Phillips old whare house 
Elias Stones, is 26 foott, 2 foots incroached. 

[57.] Charlestown, 1714. Att Elias Stones corner, turning 
into the feild 28 foot, there is one foot & a half incroached by 
Wilsons fence. 

The way between M rs Smiths & fords going out of Wapping to 
Trumballs between fords &, Smiths 19 foot 9 inches, between M 
Smiths & foards there is 6 Inches incroached, by Stephen fiord* : 

from Vines to Roy alls Land 20 foot & J. 

from M rs Trumballs to John Green 20 foot, att the Corner 19 
foot. 

from M Trumball corner to Greens (heires) Land 1-8 foot. 

from M r Trumballs garden fence to the head of Greens Dock 18 
foot, the way much incumbred by M r Tho's frothinghams & Capt 
Dowses Timber. 

from the Corner of Bollards fence to fosters Land is 18 foot & 
Runns on a Straight line that breadth to Low watter mark : 

The Street from the said Way to the bridge is from the midle 
of Ballards land on a line to the dock : by Thomas ffrothinghams 
Land 16 foot wide at the Lower end by Wards, 16 foot to the dock, 
& there it turns on a Squar 16 foot to the foot of the bridge : M 1 
frothing & Dowses Timber incumbers the highway. 

BATTERY LANE. from Trumballs to Vines is 15 foot. 

from Trumballs to Leamans 13 foot, 1 foot incroached on the 
high way : M rs Smiths & Royalls Seller Doors in the highway : 
Sam 11 Austin incroached on the high way J a foot w th his fence. 

Att the End of the lane by Ballards is 14 foot. 

The Way from the South Corner of Ballards Laud to the battery 
is 18 foot. 



ClIAKLESTOWN LAND RECOKDS. 211 

Att the uper or northwest corner of the battery over the 18 foot 
way to billiards land is 43 foot : the Land for a privilidge to the 
battery att the Upper end by ballards Land to the West corner of 
the battery house 36 foot. 

from the North Corner of the Battery by fosdicks Land 20 foot 
over and Above the Eigteen foot way : 

BATTERY STREET. Between fosdicks house & garden incroached 
by fosdick 2 foot, being so much wanting of the 18 foot. 

Att the end of the way between Coll Lyndses (formerly Black- 
mores) house & garden incroached G Inches. 

the Enteranc of Battery Street by ballards corner 18 foot. 

SHIPPIES LANE. Att the Lower end from taylors Corner to m rs 
benitts 29 foot and 2 foot incroached by taylors fence, acknoledged 
& p (1 a peny. M rs Bennitts Leanto \ foot and her fence, 1 foot in 
the highway : Jn Taylor bank at the end of his house in the 
highway. 

[358.] from Watter's barn to Jonathan ffosdicks 24 foot. 

from Sheppies garden fence to watteres house 25 foot . 

between Shippies and At woods is 27 foot, att wood fence foot in 
the high way : hoppings fence incroached 1 foot. 

from fosters Lands to Harberts Land 23 foot jr. 

TRAINING FEILD. the East corner of the training feild : from 
the corner of Deericks & eades Land to the butten pare trees is 23 
foot. 

the upper side being the Northeast Side of the training field is 
355 foot : the South east side by M r3 Hey mans Land is 372 foot. 

the South West side by Edmandses land is 224 foot . 

the North West side by Fowles & Lawrances Land is 284 foot. 

The Upper end of the Lane going into the training field between 
Edmandes Corner & Lawrances Land is 21 foot. 

from Waites garden to Edmandes Land 18 foot: M rs Waites 
fence incroached 2 foot, acknoledged & p d one peny. 

Att the Lower end entering on Back street 36 foot J and runs 
on a bevell to the Corner of waites garden fence, where it is 20 
foot. 

Ther is a way ishuing out of Wapping street Att the Dock head 
by Henry Phillips house, formerly m rs Hurries, fronting on Wapping 
Street 24 foot from s d Phillipses Corner to the dock : att the 
Lower end of Phillipes Land next to Benlys 8 foot & so runs on 
a straight line to the dock : the Said way inclosed : by s d Henry 
Phillips all the way Against his own land : the s d way incroached 
& incumbred with Benleyes wo[od] house : m r Isacefowle Repre- 
senting Benleys Children, Accknoledged & p d 6 d . Accknoledge- 
ment. 

THE LANE down to Moltons point : Att the Entring of the lane, 
between M r Hoppings & Peirces Close 22 foot, between M r Hopings 
garden fence & peirces fence 16 foot , from Wilsons Laud to Eben- 
ezer Austin 14 foot, 2 foot \ incroached partley by both. Between 
Capt foyes & the Land now in the inprovment of Joseph Austin 
16 foot : between Knowles & Whaltkins 16 foot: Elias Stones 



212 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Wall 2 foot in the highway and so runs 16^ foot allong untill it 
comes unto the North part of the said Stone "Wall and that 2 foot 
in the high way : 

The High way Stakt out by the former Comittee Leading down 
to Moultens point Anno 1670, & 1696, we find inclosed and shut 
up by Joseph Austin from the point to Stephen Watters pasture & 
then the said way inclosed by Stephen Watter to Rich d Boylestons 
Land : & then Six foot of the said way inclosed by Rich d Boyles- 
tons fence : 

The fence of Longs Land against the towns marsh, Called the 
horse pasture, incroached att Sundry places on the towns Land 
Some 6 Inches & some 12 Inches : 

Between Longs Land & hills incroached 3 foot J by hills fence. 

The way from Moultens point 16 foot j all the way untill it 
comes to Jon a Ketteeles against Longs Land : & there incroached 
2 foot : also 1 foot incroached between s d Jon a Ketteeles & 
Chambers's Land, it Seems to be by Cap* Chambers fence between 
Longs Land & Jon a Dows Land 1 foot incroached. 

[259.] Charlestown 1714: THE WAY through the feild. 
The way is 16 foot \ untill it comes between Eleaz r Johnsons: 
land and Cap* Phippes Land : Johnsons incroached 1 foot also 
one foot incroached between Dadyes & Boylesons pasture. 

The way between Jon a Dowses Land & Vincent Carters land in 
the low and Springey ground is 24 foot. 

Between Austins laud & Ivoryes is 30 foot & so that bredth 
allong to Cap* Rowses & Guttlers Land. 

Between Rows & Simsons Land is 16 foot ^, there is a foot In- 
croached by s d Rows : 

Att the entering or coming in of the Other feild way between 
Rowses pasture & Jn Rand is 16 foot ^, incroached by Rowses 
fence 1 foot ^ : 

BUNKER HILL ST.. The way over Bunkers hill is 16 foot \. 

Between Davises land and Henry Phillips Land incroached 1 
foot by Davises fence : 

Between Ausbury & Thomas Call 1 foot incroached by Call. 

Between James Lowden & Jon a Dowses Land iucroached 2 foot, 
^ by Lowden, about 9 poles together, against m r ffrothinghams 
land: 

Jon a Dows incroached |- foot against Lowden s Orchard. 

Att the uperend of Rands Orchard att the gravell pitt incrocht 
by James Lowden aboute 1 foote J, most part of the way he borders 
on the gravell pitt : 

from Cutlers fence to Rands Orchard against the midle of the 
barn is 33 foot : M r Dowses fence against the gravel pitt is 2 foot 
in the highway : 

from the North Corner of Rands Orchard to Dowses' fence is3 8 
foot: 

THE GRAVELL PITT : the Lower end of the gravel pitt being the 
Westerly end from the highway to Lowdens Land at the South- 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 213 

east corner of Rands Orchard is 84 foot : & from thence it Runs to 
a point to the high way att the north Corner of Lowdens Orchard : 

The way : Leading out of the f eild att the Lower end between 
Jn Rands Corner & Phillip Cutlers Corner 16 foot J the said feild 
way to be 16 feet ^ all the way to greens hill, Jn Rand, Jun r , in- 
croached 1 foot: Jn Rand, Sen r , incroached on the high way. 

Between Jn Rand, Juu r , & Thomas White : y e said White 
incroached 3 foot : & foot incroached by s d Jn Rand, Jun r : 

Nath u heaton incroached 2 foot against Jn Rands Land att 
the Northeast corner of his Land by Whites Lands by Greens 
Orchard between heatons & Jn Rands, Jun r , incroach d on the high 
way by both Heaton & Rand : 

[26O.] from greens orchard to William Smiths 13 foot, in- 
croached by William Smith 3 feet : 

GREENS LANE. Should be 16 foot & ^-, incroached by Greens 
fence att the Upper end 2 foot : in the midle of the lane Should 
be twenty 3 foot. Incroached by Greens fence from the porch 
upwards aboute Two foot all the way : 

Att the Upper end of Greens lane the way Leading into the 
training feild 16 foot , incroached by William Smith 9 inches and 
most of the way Against Smiths Land incumbred w th rocks. 

Between Ebenezer Austins & Samuel trumballs incroached 1 foot 
& J- all the way. 

Between Cap* Phippses Land & tram bales Land incroached by 
Said Trumball 1 foot. 

Cap* Phipps his fence incroached 1 foot against the gravel pitt. 

Between Cap* Phippes fence across the way & gravel pitt att 
the Norwest Corner of f owles Land is 40 foot -\ . 

from Fowles Orchard fence cross the way & gravel pitt to fowles 
other land on the Southwest side of the gravel pitt is 42 foot -j. 

M r Isaac Fowle hath lately incroached the gravel pitt all the way 
against his land : 

Joseph Mirick hath iucroached the remainder of the gravel pitt, 
or towns Laud, parrelell w th fowles new fence, Said Mirick in- 
croached att the Upper end of his house by a post 1 foot & ^ : 
incroached att the Corner of the training feild by mirick 1 foot. 

HILL STREET. By Thomas Lords 12 foot treadewayes Seller 
doors in the high way acknoledged & paid one peuney : Likewise 
2 inches of his house incroached : the Upper end of the Lane 
Between Lord & Robbert Cutler 15 foot : 

GRAVEL LANE. Between M r Halls & M r Phillipes 6 foot att 
the Lower end : att the Upper end 5 foot : 

from M rs Cookreyes garden fence by the meeting house to M r 
Ephraim Breeds fence 31 foot. 

from the Corner of Cookreyes house to said Breeds Corner is 26 
foot. 

GRAVE STREET. from Graveses Corner to Samuel Counces is 
21 foot att the lower end by graves house 23 foot. 

from thence away to M Burrs (formerly Brigdeus) Called prat's 
lane, 6 foot wide : the said Lane incroached by M r Burrs fence 2 



214 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

foot : & the Southerly Corner of Isaac parkers new Kill house on 
the said way 3 foot att the least. 

BRIGDEXS LANE. According to Reccord Should be 12 foot : in- 
croached on both Sides So thatt there is 3 foot & ^ wanting most 
of the way. 

Samuel Counces pump, mostly in the high way, acknoledged & 
paid a pennej 7 : 

HIGH STREET, from Breeds Corner to Knights & Doctor Graves 
is 20 foot, M r Breeds fence on the highway 2 foot, 
from m Rows house to Cookries is 49 foot, 
from M r Breeds fence to M Cutlers (formerly peachies) is 27 
foot, incroached by M r Breed 2 foot -^, acknoledged & p d a 
penney. 

[261.] Charlestown, 1714. from Cap* Caryes to Peirces 
(formerly Shepards) 40 foot. 

from Nathaniel Ketteels Barn to Caleb Calls barn is 22 foot 
Caleb Calls shed or wood house in the high way : 

from the Corner of Caleb Calls & Nathan 11 Ketteels over to 
step n Kidders between the towns house & Calls barn is 40 foot : 

from the Southwest corner of Nathaniel Ketteels house to the 
Northeast corner of Stephen Kidders litle Leantow is 59 foot, 
One Corner of Said Kidders litle lean tow in the towns land : 

MIDLE GATE [STREET] . from Nathaniel Davises to Abraham 
'millers is 32 feet ^ ; Zachariah Davises Seller doors in the high way : 
from Eleazar Dowses to Rands land is 39 foot, s d Dowses Seller 
doors in the highway 2 foot. 

from Rands lands to rands house, where John Lewises, from 
Corner to Corner, is 38 is (sic) foot. 

ROPEMAKERS LANE. Att the Upper end from Cap* Caryes 
to Rands Corner 25 foot & holds the same breadth to Thomas 
Rands house where lewist now dwells : att the lower end from 
Benjamans to John Newels garden is 23 foot : 
from Jn Newels to Stephen Badgers is 21 foot: 
from Stephen Badgers to Elias Brigdens Should be 21 foot, butt 
incroached by Brigden : Elias Brigdens fence 2 foot & 3 Inches in 
the highway, Acknoledged & paid one penney. 

Att the Lower end Between ColP Lyndes & Stephen Badgers is 
30 foot, & So runs down to Low watter mark : Stephen Badgers 
fence 1 foot J in the highway. 

Bow STREET. from Stephen Kedders barn to Eleaz r Johnsons 
barn 33 foot : from Balicomes corner to Kidders is 43 foot, 
from Davises garden fence to M rs Lewises is 44 foot, 
from heymans Corner to Eleazer Dowses corner, 34 foot, 
from M rs Jenneres house to Hiltons Land, formerly Lords, is 
42 feet. 

from John Newells to Benjamans is 34 foot, 
from Stephen Badgers to John Newels garden, 38 foot, 
from Clisbyes to Royes, 36 foot. 

from Abrahams Hills barn to his garden fence attOrtons Corner 
is 25 foot, incroacht by hills fence 1 foot. 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS, 215 

from m rs Emersons Corner b}' Casswells is 26 foot, Casswells 
porch half in the high way. 

HALES STREET. Att the Upper end next Bow street 16 foot: 
& so goes that Breadth by the towns laud that was Johnsons to 
low watter mark. 

Between M r Burrs Orchard & M rs Clerks, 28 foot. 

from Wid Cutlers to Ebenezcr Austins the street to be 21 foot 
wide, encroacht by Austins fence & Building 1 foot & J-. 

M Hills fence (upon that w ch wa"s formerly Ortons Land) , 1 foot 
in the highway, ackuoledged & paid one penney : 

THE TOWN HOUSE HILL. from the norwest corner of peirces 
Land (next Cap* Caryes) to Jonathan Ketteels barn over against 
Millers laud 289 foot. 

from Millers laud cross the highway so over to Marches laud is 
53 foot : from the South west corner of marches Land next to 
Ketteels to the northwest corner of Robert Cutters barn Leanto, is 
112 foot, 

from the Said Corner of Robbert Cutlers Leanto to the Southwest 
Corner of his Barn, 46 foot & a J-. 

[26^.] Encroacht by s d Cutler on the town hill above his 
Barn 3 foot, and so the encroachment runs to a point att the lanes 
end that goes down by Lords : 

from the Corner of Robert Cutlers Barn over to m r Peirces land 
190 foot: 

from Cap* Caryes corner over the hill by the South Side of the 
town house to the Corner of halls laud near gravel lane, 247 foot 
& a i-. 

from M r Hiltons land over the hill north of the town house to 
Rands laud is 256 foot : 

The way before M r Burrs through to the towns land, formerly 
Johnson, inclosed & shutt up b}' M r Burr. 

THE TOWNS LAND FORMERLY JOHNSON. the Southerly front of 
said land by the watter side is 89 foot. 

from high watter mark by the highway to Jenueres laud att the 
northerly side is 95 foot: from Cap 4 Caryes fence to Jenneres 
land or Orchard, the northeast corner, 73 foot : 

on the east side next Jenuers from the Upper corner to high 
watter mark is 100 foot. 

WITHOUT THE NECK. Att the uorthweast end of the Cassway 
from Joseph Whittemores laud, to Croutches land, 47 foot. 

from S tl Joseph Whittemores door of his New house to the North 
west Corner of Croutches land, 81 foot. 

Said Whittemores Seller doors in the high way, paid acknol- 
edgement. 

Miller ffrosts Seller doors in the highway. 

from the said miller frosts, formerly Goodwins, over to the Cor- 
ner of Jn fowles garden is now 32 foot -j . 

Att the Corner between James ffowles & William Brown over to 
M r Jn ffowles garden fence is 52 foot and the said John f owle 
hath incroached on the town land or high way att the lower end of 



216 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

his garden fence 8 foot : & his tan yard all the length incroached 
and att and about the midle incroached on the highway 15 foot 

&- 
M r Reeds house fronting to the com on measures from the porch 

to the street or highway, 10 foot. 

Thomas Welches house, ware m r Lainpson now lives, from the 
door of the said house to the street is 18 foot & j. 

Att Ralph mousells the Southerly Corner of his house to the 
high way is 21 foot. 

Att the gate by Jn inousells going into the field from the gate 
post over the highway to the east corner of Widow Wyers laud is 
120 foot. 

from Ju mousells land by the door over the highway to Wyers 
land is 124 foot, said Mousells orchard fence 2 foot in the high way, 
paid a penny acknoledgment. 

Paul Wilsons fence all the Length in the towns land. 

[263.] Charlestown, 1714. from the west corner paul Wil- 
sons Orchard over the way to the corner between between Wyer & 
harrises land 164 foot. 

from Shepards well acrose the highway over to harrises land is 
182 foot : the said Shepards fence is 4 foot in the high way : & p d 
a penny acknoledgment : 

from Harrises barn over to the East corner of Turners Orchard 
is 174 foot: 

from the North weast corner of turners Orchard to Joseph 
Phippes Stone wall fence, 140 feet : 

" from widdow Redlands fence at the house over to Joseph Phippes 
fence is 115 foot . 

The towns land at the Spring or Wattering place b} T the highway 
from turners, norweast Corner to the Eeat [East] corner of Joseph 
Phippes meadow is 135 foot. 

The said Wattering place att the Spring the depth from the high- 
way is 138 foot, & so goeth Square from the highway to Keteels 
land : 

CAMBRIDGE WAY. from the Westerly corner of Crosswells house 
lott to the fence against the Marsh is 04 foot. 

Att the brook by the Bridge from minotts Land over to the 
North west corner of Crosswells marsh att the highway to Wheel- 
ers marsh is 65 foot. 

There a highway belonging to the town of one pole & \ wide 
from the Contry road to Wheelers marsh inclosed w th Caleb Cros- 
wells land : 

The highway Between said Croswells Land (formerly tylers) to 
Phippes pasture 105 foot: 

between Wood 3 pasture & Caleb Croswells pasture at the Slow 
or Small Bridge is 87 foot : 

The lane or highway going down to Braizers att the entering in 
att the highway by the Contiy road from the White oak tree to 
Croswells land is 42 foot. 

Against Braisers door from Lyndes fence to the Corner of Cros- 
wells land 43 foot. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND EECORDS. 217 

from the said Crosswells Corner to Braisers orchard fence is 47 
foot. 

And the said lane or highway from Braisers all the way to James 
millers house is 39 foot in width. 

Ther is a high way belonging to the town of two rods wide going 
from the lane or high way by James millers down to the Bullott & 
the head of the marsh lotts : the s d way lyes between millers land 
& wards pasture : and inclosed in Wards pasture now in the hands 
of s cl miller. 

There is a part of the Bullot or towns laud of aboute half acre 
inclosed in the said wards pasture : the head line of the s d peice of 
land as it Seems to be formerly staked out is 57 feet , & the said 
line between Wards land & it from y e head to millers land is 132 
foot. 

[264.] We find a high way of two poles wedth from the Bulot 
alloog att the head of the marsh lotts between the marsh and the 
Upland for the accomidation of the said marsh lotts till it comes to 
Wards marsh at the Southwest corner of Henry Phillipes lott (for- 
merly m r Jamisons :) 

There is a peice of towns land Laid out & left for a wattering 
place & Sand gravel, &c : between Joseph Kents land and m r 
ffoxcrafts land on the Southerly Side of the highway, the wedth by 
the said high way is 245 foot, & so runing down to the brook, 
and the Wedth att the lower end by the brook is 140 foot : and a 
part of the said land is inclosed & Improved by the said Jo h 
Kent: 

There is one acre of land belonging to the town at the South 
West corner of William Rands land (formerly Sam 11 Lords), & 
one quarter of acre att the South east corner of Charles Hunne- 
wells (formerly Thomas Welches :) 

The said Htinewell hath incroached & inclosed of the high way 
against his Orchard : between his old house & the Slough or Small 
Bridge 8 foot att the least : 

Also between the said Slough or bridge to the Norwest corner of 
his land encroached & enclosed att least 14 foot in y e midle. 

The highway Between Coll n Lyndes Land & m r Godards (for- 
merly Boueres) is 4 poles Wide : 

The highway at y e Nwest corner of Godards Land to m r Kid- 
ders pasture is 70 foot wide : 

Coll Lyuds Encroacht 2 foot on the high way against his Or- 
chard : 

M r Samuel Kidders pasture fence is 6 foot on the high way : 

Jacob Whatson incroached on the high way at the corner of his 
fence next to goves land 15 foot : and att Sundry other places of 
his fence by the s d highway : incroached & inclosed 16 foot at least 
which is greatly to the damage of the way : 

The North west corner of Jon a Bavericks land incroached on the 
high way 8 foot : 

The land bordering on said Jonathan Baverick belonging to M r 
Higginson in Sundry places incroached on the highway 12 foot : & 
that also in such places as doth much damage to the highway. 



218 fc CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Jon a : Goves Southwest corner of his lott or pasture near the 
Quarries incroached very much to the damage of the said high 
way : att the s d . Corner near the elm tree 6 foot at y e least, & so 
continues the encroachment the same breadth all the way till he 
conies over against Whatsons corner of his pasture below the 
Quarry hill and there encroached at y e Least 14 foot, & so goes on 
and continues his iucroachment till he comes [265.] a litle below 
Ralph Mouselis Quarrie against an old brier bush & there it is 22 
foot at the least : & against the said Ralph Mouselis Quarrie pitt 
incroached 18 foot, & so all the way up the hill till he comes to the 
corner of Mallotts land : 

M r . Mallot incroached & inclosed of the highway over against 
M r Cleavelands house aboute 12 foot, & so continues the iucroach- 
ment untill he turns the way or road leading to Cambridge over the 
Quarrie hill. 

M r Aaron Cleaveland incroached and inclosed on the highway 
leading out of the farm to Cambridge on the northwest side of the 
said high way over Against his barn 6 foot att the least : 

& there is Sundry Others incroachments very Apparent w ch doth 
much damage to the high wayes : & is absolutely necessary to be 
looked after and regulated : 

MISTICK SIDE. The Way at rnistick side as followeth : 

there is a Small peice of land belonging to the town left for a 
pound or any other use : lying between rn r James Barrets Land 
& m r Tuffs land formerly Stoweres. 

The high way or contry road leading down from Maiden to 
peney ferery is wholly inclosed & improved by m r Stowers Sprague 
& Accknoledgcd by him & he paid one shilling : 

There is a highway of one pole wide bordering on the head of 
the lotts within Stowers Spragues land from the contry road or 
high way by a ditch between the lotts formerly Tho 8 . Rand & s d . 
Spraagesland North west ward & so along till it comes to Phinneas 
Uphams land : and the said high way runs from the said Thomas 
Rands Marsh down till it comes over against the White Island : 
the s d high way was for the Accomodation of the marsh lotts on 
the North & North westerly Side of the said Stowers Spragues 
Upland, And is all inclosed & improved by said Stowers Sprague : 

Att the lower end of the said high-way by the river there, being 
formerly an old thorn hush, & that being demollished & gone, wee 
have driven down a stake on each side the high way near where 
the said thorn bush stood : over Against the White Island : 

There is a highway belonging to the town of one pole wide 
leading out of the contry road by Samuel Switsers through the 
said bwitsers land, & so through m r Benj a Swittsers land by his 
house to wormwood point : the said high-way is one pole wide till 
it comes to the head of the marsh formerly Dowses & then turns 
on the said Benj a Swittsers Upland : att the head of the marsh till 
it comes to the gate between m r Swittsers land & m r odleins land 
formerly mitchells, now in the possession of James Nicholls : & 
then the said high way is two poles wide down to wormwoods point 
untill it comes to the Southerly corner of Brattells marsh & there 
measures two poles. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 219 

from the Old Stump against the barn & then the way & towns 
land is four poles wide for a landing place by the Watter side 
round the point [266.] till it comes to the cove or harbour against 
the door of the now dweling house : 

There is incroached and inclosed 7 or 8 foot of the towns land 
by James Nicholls within his garden fence att wormwoods point. 

MENOTEMY or feild line. Aprill the 12 th 1715 being desired by 
the Select men to veiue & look after the high ways in menottamy 
feild called formerly line feild : 

Wee find the high way called the Bridgeway w ch goeth through 
the feild incroached on in Sundry places & some part of the said 
high-way ploughed up & sown w th indian corn by m r Dunster, & 
other part ploughed & improved by Walter Russell, And one high- 
way of two pole wide leading down from the bridge way to the 
bank & river all inclosed by m r Dunster & denied by him to bee 
any town way : hee being then pressent : 

And Chaiiestown part of the bank and landing place wee find to 
bee thhtey Seven poles & J in length from the laud formerly m r 
Proutes : eastward to a black oak tree marked w th C on the West- 
erley side thereof and D on the East Side, the Said landing place 
being 4 poles in wedth all the way by the river and extends 18 foot 
above the said black Oak tree : ware wee drave down a stake, m r 
Dunster being pressent : the Said blank & landing place was then 
all incumbred w th timber & Lumber : m r Dunster then denied to us 
that wee or the town of Charlestowne had any bank or landing 
place there, he claimed it all to be his own : 

JOHN RAND, 
JOHN TUFFS, 
ELEAZER Dows, 
AARON CLEAVELAND, 
JOSEPH WHITTEMORE. 
True Coppie Att st NATH LL Dows, Town Clerk. 

M B CALEB CALL'S GIFT, of a way to the Town, 1772. Know all 
Men by these Presents, that Whereas I, Caleb Call of Charlestown, 
in the County of Middlesex, &c.. Baker: Have for the Accomo- 
dation of the Inhabitants of this Town Open'd a Way four Feet 
wide thro m}' Land from School Lane going over the Town House 
Hill to Middle-Gate Street, which Way adjoyns to the Land of M r 
Richard Hunnewell. I Do therefore Covenant for myself, my 
Heirs, Executors & Administrators, That neither I nor they nor 
any person under us shall at any Time hereafter Stop up said Way, 
But it shall lay open forever for the Conveniency of the Inhabitants 
of the Town as aforesaid. 

Witness my Hand this 27 th . Day of April 1772. 

CALEB CALL 1 . 

Witness 

SETH SWEETSER*, Town Clerk. 

1 These are both autographs. ED. 



220 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

SURVEY OF 17G7. 

[267.] Ckarlestown, 1767. We the Subscribers being ap- 
pointed by the Town of Charlestown at their Meeting in March, 
1767, to assert the Town's Rights ; have carefully attended that 
Service & do Report thereon accordingly. We have also meas- 
ured all the Streets & high Ways in said Town, also all the 
Lanes and privilege places in said Town & give this our Return 
thereon. 

FISH STREET. We began at the Wharf opposite M rs Lemmons 
Shop, just below the ferry Shed & nieasur'd over to Cap' Barber's 
Wharff, 78 Feet 6 Inches. 

From Deacon Brigden's Shop to Bunkers Wharff, so called, is 
46 Feet, said Wharff being the extream part of said Bunkers 
Bounds towards Charles River, & by a Grant of the Town to him 
& his Heirs they are to reserve a Road on said Wharff and a Land- 
ing place for Hay or the like as may be seen in one of the Town's 
Book (Page 35). The Town owns all from Bunkers Wharff to 
Low Water mark. 

Then we began & meastir'd from Frothinghams House over to 
Bunker's Land 38 Feet ; Frothingham's Cellar-Doors in the high 
Way. 

From the lower Corner of Larkin's Land to Bunkers is 39 Feet 
6 Inches ; Larkins Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From the upper part of Larkius Land to Cheevers corner is 45 
Feet 6 Inches, Larkius Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Larkins Corner to Russell's Corner next the high Way is 
40 Feet leading down the Creek. 

From the back Corner of Russells to the back Corner of Larkins 
House is 16 Feet. 

From the upper Corner of M r Russell's Warehouse to M r Rus- 
ell's Wharff across the Slip is 15 Feet. 

From the Lower Corner of M r Russells Warehouse to his Wharff 
across the Slip is 18 Feet & so runs to low water Mark. 

From Cheevers N : W : Corner to the Corner of Russell's House 
is 44 Feet 8 Inches. 

From Conant's Southerly Corner to Codman's Shop is 57 Feet, 
Codmans Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From the West Corner of Sam 11 Conants Land to the North 
Corner of the late Cap* Luists House 51 Feet, both their Cellar 
Doors in the high Way. 

[268.] From M r Russells S.W. Corner of his Brick Shop to 
Hopkins Corner is 44 Feet. M r W m Conants & M r Devens Cellar 
Doors in the high way & Russells Cellar Doors in the high way. 

MARKET STREET. From Russells S.W. Corner of his Brick Shop 
over to Breeds House 99 Feet Breeds Cellar Doors in the high 
Way. 

MARKET PLACE. From Browns N.E. Corner to Doctor Russells 
N.W. Corner is 94 Feet, From Browns said Corner along by M r 
Abbott and Prentice 8 Laud to Breeds House or Shop is 182 Feet 2 
Inches Breeds Cellar Doors in the high Way. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND KECORDS. 221 

From Austins Corner to Hopkins Corner is 192 Feet Austin 
and Welsh 8 Cellar Doors in the high way. 

From M r Odin or Ballard's House to the Town House is 48 Feet 
Ballard's, M r Hall & all their Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From M r Halls to the Town House is 40 Feet. 

From Austins House to the Town House is 39 Feet. 

From Welsh 8 House to the Town House is 38 feet. 

From M rs Lemmou's Shop, formerly Phillip 8 , near M r Welsh 8 
House, to Nath 1 Brown's Door is 120 Feet. 

From M r Lemmons Shop along by the End of the Town House 
& by M r Brown's House to M r Richard Gary's is 147 Feet. 

From Dow' 8 South Corner along by the Meeting House Steps to 
M r Abbot's Laud is 130 Feet, M rs Lemmons House joyning Dowse 8 
Land, the Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Cap 11 Sheaffes House to Cap* Eleazer Johnson's House, where 
Hopping lives, is 266 Feet, Sheaffes Cellar Door in the high Way. 

MARKET STREET. From the Easterly Corner of David Waits 
House, formerly Pierces, to the Westerly Corner of Nath 1 Dowses 
Fence, is 158 Feet, Waits Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Sam 11 Swans N Corner of his House over to Widow John- 
sous, South Corner of her House, is 37 Feet & an half, both Cellar 
Doors in the high Way. 

From Cap* Hendlys to the Estate of Doctor Greaves, deceas'd, 
27 Feet, Graves Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From M r Stevens South Corner to Huldah Eades 36 Feet, said 
Hulclah Edes Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From M r Stevens Door to Isaac Fosters near his Doorer Steps is 
38 Feet 9 Inches, Fosters Cellar Doors in the higii Way. 

From Judge Fosters to Rich d Boylstou's is 47 Feet, both and all 
Cellar Doors in the high way. 

From Benj a Kurds to M r Abraham's 56 Feet, Kurds Cellar Doors 
in the high Way. 

[269.] From Lippingtons House to Eb r Kents, from Corner 
to Corner, is 59-J Feet, Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Fluckers to Adams 8 is 57 Feet. 

From M r Peter Edes 8 to M r Lemmons 53 Feet, Cellar Doors in 
high Way. 

From the late Deacon Jon a Kettells to Deacon W m Kettells is 
54 Feet, Cellar Doors both sides in the high way & Steps. 

MARKET STREET. From Mistick Caleb Calls, 1 to Doc r Rand's is 
53-] Feet, both their Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From the East Corner of Cap* Johnson's to Nath 1 Rands is 86 
Feet. 

From Isaac Johnsons House to Sam 11 Hutchinsons is 601- Feet. 
Johnsons Steps & Hutchinsons Cellar Doors in the high Way. 
From M r Austins, formerly Cap 4 Cary's, over to Doct r Rands 
House, bought of Cap* Wyer, is 62 J feet, Austins Horse Block, 
Steps and Cellar Doors in the high way. 

From M r Abrahams Land to Jon a or Neherniah Rand's House is 
59 Feet, Rand's Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Cap* Barbour 8 House to James Hay's Fence 55 Feet, Cap- 
tain Barbours Cellar Doors in the high way. 

1 This man was termed " Caleb Call second" and " Mistic Caleb" to designate him 
from his uncle Caleb and his Cousin Caleb, "Escmire." See Wyman's Genealogies and 



222 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

From Codmans House over to M r John Hay's, Land on a Range 
with Codmans Fence between Doc r Rand & Coclman, is 93 Feet, 
Codmaus Cellar Doors in the higti Way. 

From Nich Hopping's House over to the Corner of Jn Hay's 
Pasture is 55 Feet, Hoppins Cellar Doors in the high way. 

From P^leazer Dows 3 House over to David Woods Fence is 53 
Feet, Dowse 8 Cellar Door in the high way. 

From David Woods House over to Millers Marsh is 64 Feet, 
Woods Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Richard Miller's Shop over to Jn Stones House, formerly 
Miller's, 64 Feet, Stones Cellar Doors in the high way. 

From Jn Hancocks House over to Rands Land is 59 Feet. 

From the Burying Hill Gate to M r Sweetsers Land 64 Feet. 

From M r Henders to Cap 1 Barbours, formerl} 7 Sweetsers Corner, 
is 68 Feet, M r Render's Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Jo 8 : Frothingham's House to Cap* Adams Rail Fence is 
75 Feet, Frothingharn 8 Cellar Doors in the high ways. 

From M r Chamberlain 8 House to the Land formerly Doc r Greave 6 
Land is 70 Feet. 

From Pierces House to Tho 8 Woods Pasture 68 Feet, Peirces 
Cellar Doors in the high way. 

From Tho 8 Woods over to Frothingham's is 51 Feet, Woods 
Cellar doors in the high ways. 

From M r Eaton over to Galleys is 54 Feet, Galleys Cellar Doors 
in the high Way. 

[27O.] MARKET STREET. From the S. E. Corner of Wyers 
Garden to Frothingham' 3 Shop is 93 Feet, Frothingham's Cellar 
Doors in the high Way. 

From the North East Corner of the Mill Land to the Westerly 
End of Wyers Barn is 87 Feet. 

From the N. E. Corner of said Mill Land to M r Hussins Fence 
74 Feet, Encroach'd by Hussing about 2 Feet. 

There is a Privilege Way belonging to the Town 23 Feet wide 
to low water mark between M r Wyers Barn & The peice of Land 
which M r Green has encroachd & set a House upon There is a 
Road or high way leading from the main Road to the Mills 25 
Feet wide. 

GREENS ENCROACHM T . Encroachd by W m Green on the Towns 
Land Leading to the Mills. In the Front on said Way 64 Feet, in 
the Rear the same, N.W. End 30 Feet deep, N.E. End 49 Feet 
deep We measured from said Encroachment till we come on a 
Line with the Mill House 250 Feet on said Road (next to the 
water), belonging to the Town which Runs to Low water Mark. 

Then we measurd from Jn Stimpsons House over to the Marsh 
belonging to the Mill owners 75 Feet, Stimsons Stairs in the high 
Way. 

From the Division Fence between Mercy Frothingham & Jn 
Stimpson & the Mill owners Marsh 70-j Feet, Encroached by said 
Stimpson & Frothingham 3 Feet. 

From Swans S. Corner over to said Mill owners Marsh 69 J Feet, 
Encroach'd t>y Swan on the Corner 2 Feet. 



CHAELESTOWX LAND RECORDS. 223 

From M- Peter Edes 'Marsh to his upland below the Pound is 58 
Feet. 

From the Pound over to M r Peter Edes 8 Land is 50 Feet. 

From Penneys to Peter Edes Land 42] Feet, Encroachd by Edes 
half a Foot. 

From Jon a Calls over to the Corner of Peter Edes 8 Land 64 Feet, 
Encroachd by Edes one Foot. 

From Temples House to his Marsh or Fence 55 Feet, Encroach'd 
by Temple one Foot, said Temples Rails before his Door in the 
high Waj*. 

LANDING PLACE AT BOTTOM OF CAUSEWAY. From Temples 
Fence across to the Corner of his Marsh at the Causeway is 71 
Feet. 

From the High way along Temples Wall to the Landing place 
is 300 Feet, & so running to low water mark 52 Feet Wide at 
high water Mark being upland & the Flats to low water Mark. 

TFrom Mallets Corner of the Garden Fence to the Front or on the 
Eoad to Temples Fence is 73 Feet, From the back Corner of 
Mallets Garden Fence to Temple's Fence is 57 Feet. 

From Temples Fence to Lamsons Shop, formerly Whittemores 
Land, 454 Feet. 

From the 8.E. Corner of Mallets Garden below his Shop to 
Temples Marsh across the Causeway is 46 Feet. 

From Isaac Mallets Door to Whittemore 8 Marsh across is 48 
Feet. 

From James Fosdicks Shop Door across to said Whittemores 
Marsh is 46 Feet. 

WHARFFE & LANDING PLACE. Then we measure! a Landing 
place that belongs to the Town lying between Lamsons Shop & 
Fosdicks Shop, measuring in the Front 33 Feet, 9 Inches, then 
measuring the back part or Wharffe 32 Feet, 4 Inches, & continues 
said With to low water mark, the North Corner of Fosdicks Barn 
encroach'd near the Wharffe & Lamsons Shop Encroachd the front 
Corner. 

[271.] Then we measur'd from the S.E. Corner of M r . Jabez 
Whittemores Land & measurd across to other Land of said 
Whittemore 47 Feet. 

Then measur'd from said Whittemores fore Door across to the 
N.W. Corner of said Whittemores other Land, formerly Crouches, 
81 Feet. 

BRIDGE STREET. From M r Cheevers to Bunkers (now Kings) 
Corner is 31 Feet, 10 Inches, Cheevers Cellar Doors in the high 
way. 

From Cheevers over to Harris or Goodwins is 26 Feet. 

From Cheevers over to Capens 23 Feet, Capen Cellar Doors in 
the high Way. 

From Cap*. Hardings house over to his Garden 23 Feet, En- 
cumbred by Rails before his Door 4 Feet from the House, his 
Steps & Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Nat Sheaffes Corner to the Corner of Gills Pasture is 
24J- Feet. 



224 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

From the Door of Sheaffe's old House or Kitchen to Gills Fence 
is 17 Feet 9 Inches. 

From the Northerly Corner of Whites Wharff to the Corner of 
Gills Pasture is 20 Feet. 

From W. Corner of Stones Land to Chapmans is 10 feet, Chap- 
mans Fence Encroached one Foot. 

From the Northerly Corner of Chapmans land to Stones is 18 
Feet. 

JOTNERS STREET. From Hoppings Corner to Stones Northerly 
Corner near the Foot of the Bridge is 20 Feet. 

From Chapmans Corner to the Corner of Gills Pasture is 21 
Feet 10 Inches. 

From M r Welsh 9 over to Widow Frothinghams is 20 Feet 6 Inches. 

From Cup Cheevers House to Cap* Sheaffes Land is 21 Feet 6 
Inches. 

STREETERS LANE. From the Corner of Whittemores House to 
the Corners of Capens House, not Shop, is 30 Feet. 

From the Corner of Capens House to the Corner of Newells 
House is 30 Feet 3 Inches. 

From Whittemores Gate to Fosters Fence is 18 Feet 6 Inches. 

From M r Lemmons House to M r Lemmons House, the upper 
End of Streeters Land next the Market Place, 10 Feet 9 Inches. 

AUSTINS LANE. From Austins House or Corner to Cap* Eleazer 
Johnsons House, where Hopping now Lives, is 9 Feet 6 Inches. 

From M r Johnsons Land over to Austins Land, where the old 
barn stood joyning on Gill, is 11 Feet 6 Inches. 

From Welsh 8 Land to Gills Land at the bottom of the Lane is 
15 Feet. 

CHAMBER'S LANE. From Doc r Russells House to Odins House 
at the Top of the Lane is 14 Feet 6 Inches. 

From M r Soleys to Widow Spragues is 16 Feet. 

From the Upper Corner of Hardings House to Gills Fence is 
17 Feet 6 Inches. 

SOLEYS LANE. From the lower Corner of Hardings House to 
the Corner of Gills Pasture Fence is 29 Feet. 

At the Upper End from Soley's Gate to Gills Fence is 9 Feet 10 
Inches. 

At Gills Gate across to the pasture Fence is 11 Feet. 

HEBBURN STREET. At the bottom from Gills Garden to his Pas- 
ture Fence is 10 Feet. 

Between Cap 1 Hendleys House & M r Stevens is 18 Feet 6 Inches. 

Between M r ^teven 8 lower House to Cap* Hendleys Barn is 22 
Feet, M r Steven's Cellar Doors in the highway. 

At the bottom from Cap* Hendleys Tallow House to M r Kettells 
is 28 Feet 6 Inches, Kettells Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

BACK STREET. From Sam 11 Waits Corner over to Widow 
Kettells Corner is 75 Feet, having left 2 Feet to said Kettell as 
her Right. 

From Bradishes Bake House over to M r Reeds & all the way, 
49 Feet 6 Inches, all the Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Jon a Bradishes House to Nat Austins Fence is 47 Feet 6 
Inches, Bradishes Cellar Doors in the high Way. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 225 

From the lower Corner of Abraham's to M r Edes Corner is 43 
Feet. 

From the N.W. Corner of Trumbals Garden to Boylston Barn 
is 46 Feet. 

From Ja s Trumbals old House, West Door, over to Widow 
Wyers House is 40 Feet. 

From Cap* Adams 3 Barn over to Fosters Fence 41 Feet, Cap* 
Adams Dung Penn & Dung in the high way. 

From Lemmous Barn to Fosters Laud is 42 Feet. 

[272.] BACK STREET. From Doctor Rand's Barn & Fence 
to the South Corner of Lemmons Pasture is 44 Feet, & Encroach' d 
by Lemmon & Foster 9 Inches. 

From Hutchinsons Barn to Lemraous Pasture is 48 Feet 3 Inches. 

From the S. E. Corner of Gardner's Smoke House across the 
Way to Gardners Fence 46 Feet and an half. 

From Nehemiah Rands Barn to John Hay's Fence is 31 Feet, 
Encroachd six Inches by said Jn Hays Pasture Fence. 

COLES LANE. At the Bottom from Boylstons Barn to the 
lower Corner of Abrahams Land Land is 40 Feet. 

In the middle where Abrahams Porch is 34 Feet, Abrahams 
Porch in the high Way. 

At the upper End between Abrahams & Cap* Rents is 31 Feet 
4 Inches, Kent Encroached 3 Feet. 

WAPPING STREET. From Sanr 1 Waits Corner to the House 
formerly Phillip's 40 Feet. 

From Whittemores over to Jos. Sweetsers is 39 Feet, both 
Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From M r Powars to Bodges is 37 Feet. 

There is a Way leading out of Wapping Street between Whitte- 
more's & Teel 11 Feet Wide, & so runs down to the Dock 133 
Feet. 

From the N.W. Corner of M r Harris 8 Work House to Cap* 
Millers is 33 Feet 6 Inches, but Encroach'd by said Harris 3 Feet 
6 Inches. 

From the N. E. Corner of Harris 8 Work House to Miller's Fence 
is 30 feet 6 inches, Encroach'd by Harris 2 Feet 6 Inches. 

There is a Way Issuing out of Wapping Street to the Dock be- 
tween M r Harris 8 Work House & Kiln House 24 Feet 6 Inches 
wide all the Way. 

At the Upper End, next Wapping Street, Encroach'd by M r Har- 
ris 8 Buildings, 5 Feet 6 Inches, being a Landing Place that belongs 
to the Town & runs downs to the Dock or Creek. 

From Grubbs Land to Cap* Hendley's is 33 Feet. 

From Miricks Corner to Cap* Hendleys Laud or Fence, 36 Feet, 
Encroach by Hendley 6 Inches. 

From Foster's Land to Cap* Hendley's & Fords, 40 Feet. 

From Foster's to Stephen Fords East Corner is 41 Feet, Eu- 
croach'd 1 Foot by Foster. 

From Cap* David Wyers across the Road to Land lying Vacant 
49 Feet. 



226 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

From Abr m "Waters House over to Tim Goodwin 8 Land is 39 
Feet & an half. 

From East End of said Goodwin's Land to N. TV. part of Stan- 
tons House is 32 Feet 9 Inches. 

From Cap' Stantons Fence by the great Door to Cap 4 Orrs 
House 25 Feet 6 Inches, Encroach'd by Stanton 6 Inches. 

From Cap' Orrs Corner to the House formerly Kings now 
possess'd by M r Wheatley is 24 Feet. 

MARDLING STREET. Then we measur'd from M r Mardlins 
House to Cap* Fords House, leading from Wapping Street to the 
Dock is 19 Feet & 9 Inches across. 

From Jonathan Gary's to Cap' Hendley's Cooper Shop is 20 
Feet. 

From Hendleys Fence to Ivorys Fence of Land he bought of 
Trumbal, is 19 Feet, & then at the Bottom of said Street to the 
Eastward leading towards Charles River, we turn and run on a 
Straight Line between John Ivory's said Land and Land that was 
Dan 1 Edes 8 to low water mark, 18 Feet wide all the Way down to 
Charles River accross Batteiy Street. 

BATTERY LANE. From Jn Ivory's Land -to Jon a . Gary's House 
& so down to Battery Street 15 Feet wide, till you come to the 
Bottom of said Lane where it is but 14 Feet wide. 

BATTERY STREET. Then we measured across the Dock at the 

Bridge 37 Feet the Road is 16 Feet wide by the east side the 

Dock 'till you come to Harris 8 , Store, & then t urns and runs along 
by said Harris 8 & Edes 8 House 'till you come to the 18 Feet Way 
which runs to low water mark, said Way being 16 Feet wide. 

Then said Battery Street begins from said 18 Feet way which 
leads to low Water Mark and runs by the old & new Battery, & is 
18 Feet wide 'till you come to Cap* Orr's Wharffe, & from thence 
to the East Corner of M r Foyes Bounds is 28 Feet wide, and from 
thence to M r Dowse 8 is 28 & 30 Feet wide. 

[273.] OLD BATTERY LAND. On said Battery Street between 
M r Mardlings & Fosdicks Land there is a place belonging to the 
Town, formerly a Battery, the lower side next the River & on the 
upper side of said Battery Street, opposite said Battery Land, is a 
Piece of Ground belonging to the Town, on which stands the Bat- 
tery House, measuring on said Street 20 Feet & 43 Feet back. 
There is also a peice of Land on the South Side of said Battery 
House, Land measuring 36 Feet, Southerly towards Battery Lane, 
bounding Westerly and Southerly on M r Mardlins, and is 43 Feet 
back from said Battery Street and 36 Feet on said Street, on the 
Southerly Corner of said Land near the Saw Pit, we drove a Stake 
& run the line between Mardlin & the Town across the Road & so 
on a Bevel to the N E Corner of his Wharffe which was agreeable 
to his Deed & so runs to low water mark 167 Feet from Mardlins 
Line the lower side Battery Street. The N Corner of the Battery 
next M r Fosdicks is 65 Feet & from said N. Corner runs to low 
water Mark, on a Straight Line with the N Corner of the Battery, 
on the upper side of Battery Street is a peice of Land joyning to 
the Battery House Land, measuring 12 Feet on said Street, & goes 



CHAKLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 227 

14 Feet back, Bounded Northerly & Westerly on James Fosdick, 
which we staked out, and which is Encroached by said Fosdick, & 
he has built a Smiths Shop on the same. The distance from the 
N E Corner of Fosdicks encroachment to the Southerly Corner of 
the Towns Land on Battery Street (where we drove down a stake) 
is 76 Feet all Incumberd by M r Mardlins Timber & plank ; and 
we are of Opinion it wou'd be best for the Town to sell the above 
mention'd Lands. 

Then we measur'd a Landing place on said Battery Street at the 
lower End of Wapping Street, jo} T ning to N E side of Cap* Orr's 
Wharffe, 51 Feet wide, & runs down to low water mark which 
belongs to the Town. 

Then we measur'd the new Battery on said Battery Street, 90 
Feet front, & the same Breadth to low water mark, as will appear 
by the Deed which is lodg'd with the Town Treasurer. At the 
bottom of Battery Street we turn round the East Corner of M r 
Dowse 8 Land to the South Corner of Waits Damm, measure 1G 
broad all the way. 

WAY TO MOULTON'S POINT. From said Corner to Dows 8 upper 
Pasture Fence is 19 Feet 6 Inches, stud the Lane continuing all 
the Way towards the brick Kiln or Judge Fosters Pasture, 19 
Feet. 

From Judge Fosters E Corner over to Waits Wall is 40 Feet 
where Moulton's Point & Bunker Hill road meet, from said place 
towards Moulton's point is 18 Feet across, 'till we come to the W 
Corner of David Woods Pasture, where it is 16]- Feet, Encroached 
by Wood half a Foot. ' 

From the middle of Woods Pasture to Waits Wall shou'd be 16^ 
Feet, is but 14 Feet, Encroachd by Wood and Wait 2 Feet, which 
is a great Damage to the Town. 

From the upper or or [sic] Southerly Corner of Woods to Waits 
Wall is 20 Feet. 

From the Southerly Corner of Widow Spragues Pasture to 
Waits Fence is 16 J Feet. 

From Conants & Harris 8 W Corner of their Pasture to Waits 
Fence shou'd be 16 Feet Encroachd by Conant & Harris 2 
Feet about the middle of Conants & Harris 8 Pasture should be 
16 Feet, is but 15 J-, Encroach by them 1 Foot. 

Between Boylston & Conant & Harris the Way is 23 Feet at the 
West end of said Lands, and 27 Feet wide at the E End of their 
Lands towards the Point. 

There is a Way leading towards the Point to Austin 8 Pasture 16 
Feet wide, measuring 205 Feet long, 4J- Feet of the width the 
whole Length Encroach'd by Doc r Russell's Fence, & Harris & Co- 
nant's Fence, the rest by Austin shut up and & improv'd said Way 
continues 16-J Feet & 352 Feet long, leading down to the point all 
taken in and improv'd by Austin & the Towns Right continues the 
same width to low Water Mark. 

WAT TO BUNKER HILL. Then we begun & measur'd all the 
Way from Judge Fosters pasture & Waits Point where Molton 
point and Bunker's Hill road meet, and find it 18 Feet wide all the 
Way until we come to the Bottom of Dizars Land. 



228 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

From Dizars N Corner to Cap' Kents East Corner is 1 6 Feet 6 
Inches, Encroach'd by Cap* Johnsons pasture Fence 2 Feet, which 
pasture is improv'd by Hopping. 

The Road is 18 Feet wide from Kent's Pasture, all the way 'till 
you come to Dowse 8 Orchard. 

At the South Corner of Dow 8 orchard across the way is 24 Feet. 

At the W Corner of Dowse 8 Orchard across is 30 Feet & so 
continues to the Southerly part of Cap* Fosters Pasture. 

At the W Corner of Cap* Fosters Pasture across is but 17 
Feet. 

From the middle of Larkins pasture over to Nat Rand is 16 
Feet 6 Inches. 

Then all the Way from that to the Top of Bunkers Hill is 17 
Feet wide 'till we come to Cap* Barber's Pasture, David Wait has 
Encroach'd six Inches on his Corner. 

[274.] WAY TO BUNKERS HILL. Between Cap* Barber & Jo- 
siah Austin should be 16^ Feet, Encroachd by them one Foot, said 
Encroachment is by Barber only. Also one Foot Encroach'd by 
Jos. Rand, & one Foot encroach'd by Tho 8 Call to make the 16 
Feet wide 

Then the Road holds 16 Feet 'till we come to Tho 9 Calls small 
peice of Stonewall Encroach'd by said Call's Wall one Foot. Then 
encroachd by Tho 8 Call at his pasture across from the upper End of 
M r Ede 8 Land as it measures but 15 Feet & should be 16 Feet, 
encroach'd one Foot & an half Encroach'd by M r Peter Edes 1^ 
Foot of the Road & 200 Feet long, it being about nine Rods above 
the Pitt where the Gravel has been dug, as it measures but 15 
Feet, & shou'd be 16 Feet. 

Then we measur'd from the lower part of the place where the 
Gravel has been dug, as it measures but 15 feet & shou'd be 16. 

GRAVEL PIT. Then we measur'd from the lower part of the 
Place where the Gravel was dug down to the Bottom of the Lane 
or way across from Temple's House to Eade's Corner, and the way 
is 18 Feet, wide all the way encroachd by M r Eade's Stone Wall at 
the lower Corner one Foot. 

Then we measurd a Gravel Pitt Enclos'd & Improv'd by M r 
Peter Edes with his land lying Bounded on the way leading over 
Bunker's Hill just opposite to 'Temple's Barn. We began about 8 
Feet below the easterly part of his M r Edes 8 Stone Wall, said 
Wall being on the Way from Temples leading over Bunker's Hill 
& measiird from said Wall 84 Feet about South, where we drove a 
Stake & from said Stake we measur'd on a straight Line to the 
second Post in the Fence above the Apple Tree or Bush which 
brings it to a point which Line measures 180 Feet, which Land so 
describ'd is belonging to the Town, as appears by the Records of 
the Town. 

WAY OUT OF THE FIELD. Then we measur'd the way out of the 
Fields at the lower End between Nath 1 Rands & David Wait's 
Corners, which is 18 Feet. 

From the South part of David Wait's wall over to Nat 1 Rand' s 
Fence is but 14 Feet wide, shou'd be 16 Feet 6 Inches, encroach'd 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 229 

by Waits Wall 2 Feet 6 Inches in the high Way At the South 
part of Waits Land is 16 Feet 6 Inches. 

Opposite to Jos. Rands N Corner shoud be 16 Feet 6 Inches 
encroach'd by Smith one Foot and then holds out 16 Feet 6 Inches 
to the End of the Lane. 

Then we measur'd a privilege Way from Jos. Rands Corner & 
David Woods Laud which are opposite W Northerly Leading to 
the back side of M r Seth Sweetsers Orchard encroachd by the Fence 
the back of Millers & Souther's Laud one Foot, said Privilege 
Way being 14 Feet wide, & from M r Sweetsers Orchard 100 Feet 
of said Way is shut up & Improv'd by Deacon Brigden. 

GREEN'S LANE. Then we began at the Bottom of Greens Lane 
by David Wood ju rs House, which shou'd be 23 Feet one half the 
Way up the Laue, but from said Woods Fence by the House is but 
19 Feet across, encroach'd by said Fence by Wood 4 Feet, & from 
the Barn to the middle of the Lane encroach'd 3 Feet by said 
Wood; at the Top of the Lane shou'd be 16J- Feet, but near the 
Top is but 13 Feet 6 Inches, encroach'd by Wood & Hay 3 Feet. 

LEADING TO THE TRAINING FIELD. Then measur'd the Lane 
above Green's Lane to the Training Field ; we began at Jos : 
Rand Corner to David Wood's Fence, is 19 Feet from David 
Woods S: Corner head of Green's Lane to Nath 11 Austins Stone 
Wall 21 Feet. From Jn Hay's Corner top of Green's Lane to 
said Austins Wall is 20 Feet. 

Between M r Lemmon's & M rs Austins Land should be 16 Feet, 
6 Inches Encroachd by M r Lemmon one Foot & an half 

From Austins Pasture to Trumbal's shoud be 16 Feet 6 Inches, 
Encroach by Austin 1^- Foot, and said Way continues 16 Feet 
6 Inches to the Training Field 

GRAVEL PITT. Then we measur'd a gravel Pitt belonging to the 
Town which lies opposite side the Road to the Front of Boylston's 
Pasture just above Mirick's, enclos'd & improv'd by Cap* Hendley 
& M r Mirick as follows, viz., by Hendley 147 Feet along on the 
Road at the N West End 24 Feet wide In the middle 30 Feet 
deep, at the S. East End next Mirick's is 21 Feet wide, all from 
the Road a straight Line By Mirick's as follows, from Cap* 
Hendleys Fence on a straight Line to the second Post in the Fence 
on the Road from Mirick's House is 44 Feet, from said Post along 
the Road to Cap* Hendley's Corner is 44 Feet, all which Lines we 
have measur'd & drove down Stakes 

[275.] TRAINING FIELD. From Mirick's Garden Fence 
Southerly to Cap* Halls N E Corner of his Land, Improvd by 
Peter Edes, is 355 Feet From Dizars to said Corner shou'd be 
23 Feet, encroach'd by Hall one Foot From Dizars Fence to 
Boylestou's East Corners is 168 Feet, shoud be 1 72 feet, encroach'd 
by Dizar one foot, by Boyleston 3 feet From M r Waits Laud to 
Cap* Hendley's is 221 Feet, shou'd be 224 Feet & an half, en- 
croach'd 3 Feet, & an half From Boylstoirs up to Hendleys 
Fence by the House S. W. Corner is 224 Feet. 

TRAINING FIELD LANE. From Peter Eades Barn to Trurnbals 
Fence is 21 Feet From the middle of said Line to the Entrance 



230 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

of the Training Field is 21 Feet, Encroach by Trurnbal & Henclley 
one Foot all the Way to said Entrance. 

DIZARS LANE. From N W Corner of Townsends old House to 
Dizars Fence is 24 Feet 6 Inches From Townsend's Barn to 
Dizars Fence 15 Feet 6 Inches From Townseud's N Corner 
to Dizars, 16 Feet, both shou'd be 16 Feet 6 Inches, encroach'd by 
Dizar 

The Lane all the way down to Waits Marsh is 16 Feet 6 Inches, 
Encroach by Breed one Foot, by Couant 6 Inches. 

SmppEY 8 LANE. From Mirick's Corner to Hussey's Corner, 30 
Feet, Encroachd by Mirick one Foot. 

From Miricks House or Bank to Fosters lower Corner is 18 feet. 
From Townsends Shop to Cap 4 Fosters Land is 21 Feet From 
Fosters upper Corner to Townsends Land is 25 Feet From W m 
Leathers ju r , formerly Fosdicks, to his own Land the other side the 
Way, formerly Waters, is 24 Feet, Encroachd by said Leathers 
one Foot From said Leather's ju r upper Corner, upper Corner, 
[sic] to Townsend's Lower Corner is 25 Feet From W m Leathers 
Sen r House to Townsend's old House is 27 Feet, Encroach'd by 
Townsend one Foot Encroach'd by the Corner of Leather's Gar- 
den Fence 3 Feet. 

HIGH STREET. Then we began & measur'd from M r Rich d Gary's 
North Corner over to Eben r Breeds Shop, is 22 Feet. 

From Josiah Harris' N Corner over to M r Prentice's W Corner, 
improv'd by Abrahams, is 49 Feet, Prentice's Cellar Doors in the 
high Way From Austin's to Jenner's Land, formerly Cutlers, is 
21 Feet. 

JENNERS LANE. Then we measur'd a Lane leading from the 
lower End of Bow Street towards Charles River which runs to low 
water Mark At the Top between Austin & Devens is 15 Feet 
down to Pratt's Lane which leads through between Josiah Harris 9 
Work H House & Kiln House, at said last mention'd place said 
Jenners Lane is but 12 Feet wide & same width to low water mark 
which is fenc'd by Jenner's & Improv'd as a Garden All the way 
below Pratt's Laud to the Wharffe, which 12 Feet is from the Line 
on the East Side b} 7 M r Austins & Jenners Laud. 

PRATTS LANE. Then we measurd Pratts Lane running East 
from Jeuners Lane to M r Russells Fence or upper Corner of his 
little House, which is 6 Feet wide, encroach'd by Jenner's Garden 
Fence about one Foot. 

GREAVES STREET. Then we measur'd from the upper Corner of 
M r Russells little House 136 Feet, which brings us to a Post which 
is M r Russells Bounds on the Top of Greaves Street joyning to 
high Street The Top of Greaves Street froiii M r Russells to 
Josiah Harris 8 Land is 21 Feet. At the bottom of Greaves Street 
from M r Russells Fence to Josiah Harris 8 Land is 23 Feet, En- 
croach'd by Harris 8 Work House 2 Feet. 

Bow STREET. From Devens 8 N. East Corner at the head of 

Jenner's Lane over to Jenner's Pasture or Garden Fence is 29 Feet. 

MASONS STREET. There is a Street call'd Mason Street, between 

Masons Corner & Jenner's Corner, leading to Charles River, which 

is 16 Feet wide & runs to low water Mark. 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 231 

Bow STREET, CONTINUED. From the widow Woods W. Corner 
to M r Masons House Is 26 Feet. 

From Abrahams N. Corner to M r Batemans is 26 Feet. 

From Hunnewells to Brazers is 36 Feet. 

From Lewis 8 Door to Docter Rand's Land is 36 Feet 

From Badgers Corner to Docter Rands Corner is 37 Feet 6 
Inches, should bo 38 Feet, encroachd by Docter Rand 6 Inches. 

From the lower Corner of Ja s Bradish's, Jun r , Land to the Cor- 
ner of Hay's Land, formerly Ne wells, is 42 Feet 6 Inches, shoud 
be 44 Feet, Encroach'd by^ M r Hay one Foot & an half. 

From Jenners Land to the widow Fuz's 1 Laud 42 Feet. 

From Nat 1 Phillips 8 N.W. Corner to Jn Goodwin's 8. E. Corner 
is 45 Feet. 

2. From David Newells Southerly Corner to M r Roads 8 Barn is 
43 Feet. 

1. From the widow Lee's Fence to Lynde's House or Bounds is 
45 Feet. 

From Cap* Johnson's Barn to Kiddars Fence, where the Barn 
stood, 33 Feet. 

From Cap' Johnsons Corner of his House to the N. E. Corner of 
Kiddars Shop is 45 Feet 6 Inches. 

From Cap* Johnsons Corner to Mistick Caleb Call's 2 W. Corner 
next the Street is 43 Feet 9 Inches. 

MIDDLE GATE STREET. From the S. W. Corner of Caleb Calls 
House or Laud over to the S.E. Corner of Kiddars House (not 
Shop,) is 63 Feet & an half. 

From the N.W. Corner of Bradish 9 Shop over to the S.E. Cor- 
ner of Kiddar or Roads House (not Shop) is 33 Feet & an half. 

From the widow Lees House or Shop over to Newells Barn is 
36 Feet, M 8 Lees Cellar Doors part in the high Way. 

From Nat. Phillips 9 house over to Rich d Hunnewells is 29 Feet 
6 Inches, Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

From Tho 8 Rand S. Corner to Hunnewells is 38 Feet. 

From Barnabas Davis 3 Corner to Ja 9 Bradish 8 Corner is 40 Feet 
4 Inches. 

[276.] ROPE MAKERS LANE. From M r Seth Sweetsers S. 
Corner of his Fence near his House over to the Corner of his 
Garden bought of Davis shou'd be 25 Feet, is but 23 Feet 4 Inches, 
Encroach'd by Sweetsers Garden 20 Inches. 

From Davis tower or S.W. Corner over to Ja 8 Bradish, Sen r , is 
25 Feet. 

From Ja 8 Bradish, jti r , S.E. Corner over to Ja 8 Bradish, Sen r , 
Land is 23 Feet. 

From Ja 8 Bradish ju rs F^ence just below his House to Doct r Rand's 
Fence is 21 Feet, shou'd be 23, P^ncroach'd by said Bradish 2 Feet. 

From the lower Corner of Bradish's Land, where Frothingham's 
Shop is, to Doct r Rands Corner is 23 Feet. 

From Badgers Corner over to Hay's Corner, formerly Jn New- 
ells, is 23 Feet. 

1 She was Mary Waters and married Hugh Furss, a mariner, Nov. 5, 1734. The 
name was sometimes spelled Furze. 

2 See foot-note on page 221. ED. 



232 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

Just below Badgers House to M r Lynde's Laud is 21 Feet. 
From Lyndes Land to the lower Eud of Badgers Laud is 30 Feet, 
& so rims down to low water Mark, which Landing is the Town's 
property. 

TOWN HILL STREET. From Caleb Calls Barn over to said 
Calls Land is 22 Feet. 

From the Door of the Prison House to M r Whites Land is 30 
Feet & an half. 

There is a Piece of Land between the Goal Land & Deacon 
Kettell, dec d , now Shippie Townsend, measuring on the above 
said Street 18 Feet, & so runs back towards the back part, where 
it comes on a Line with M r Edes Buildings, it is 19 Feet wide ; 
said Piece of Land belongs to the Town, & is enclos'd by M r 
Peter Edes. 

TOWN HILL. From the Corner of the School House over to 
Osbornes Fence is 42 Feet. 

From Osborns Fence along by the School House & Flukers 
Barn to Deacon Jn Frothinghams Barn is 170 feet. 

HURDS LANE. Then we measur'd about 8 Feet from the Top, 
is 15 Feet wide, & a little below it is 11 Feet 9 Inches, encroach'd 
3 Inches, Frothinghams Cellar Doors in the high wa}\ 

TOWNS HILL. From Cap* Fords Fence along by Boylstons & Fos- 
ters Barn to the South West Corner of Gravel Lane is 1 76 Feet, Froth- 
inghams, Boylstou's & Fosters dung Places in the Town's Land. 

GRAVEL LANE. At the Top from Phillip 8 to Swans is 5 Feet. 

At the lower End from Phillip 3 to Swans 6 Feet 6 Inches. 

TOWN HILL, continued. From the N. Corner of Swans Barn 
to the S.W. Corner of Fosters Barn is 79 Feet. 

From the N.W. Corner of Swans Barn to the S Corner of the 
old Town House is 54 Feet. 

From Doc r Greaves 8 Estate, now improvd by Cap* Gary, over the 
Hill the N. side the Town House to M r Sweetsers Garden bought 
of Davis, is 253 Feet 6 Inches. 

From Cap* Sheaffes Tallow House across the W. side of the Hill 
to the S Corner of Flucker's Chaise House is 180 Feet. 

From the N. Corner of Corner of Cap* Sheaffe's Barn to the 
S.W. Corner of the School House is 140 Feet. 

From M r Snow's Shop to the Fence just below M r Abbot's Gate 
is 25 Feet. 

From M r Prentice's to Conant's Barn is 20 Feet. 

From Jenner's House to Breeds Corner, now Wyers, ghou'd be 
30 Feet, is but 27 Feet 6 Inches, Encroach'd by Wyer's Fence 2 
Feet 6 Inches. 

From the Corner of M r Prentice's House to the Corner of Wyers 
is 26 Feet. 

STREET BEHIND THE MEETING HOUSE. From the Corner of 
M r Prentice's little House by the Meeting House to Breed's House 
or Shop shou'd be 31 Feet, is but 28 Feet, encroach'd 3 Feet, un- 
certain by which Breed's Cellar-Doors in the high Way. 

From the Corner of the Meeting House to Cap* Austin's, Im- 
prov'd by Tim Goodwin, is 26 Feet and six Inches, Austins 
Cellar Doors in the high Way. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 233 

From the Widow Austins Corner of her House to the N. Corner 
of the Meeting is 23 Feet, the Cellar Doors in the high Way. 

THE I)OCK [AT] BOTTOM OF JOYNERS STREET. There is a 
Dock the Bottom of Joyners Street that belongs to the Town be- 
tween M r Elias Stones Wharffe & M r Jn White's Wharffe, measur- 
ing 21 Feet 10 Inches on Bridge Street, & so running the same 
Width to low Water Mark, Encroach'd by M r White 16 Inches the 
low End of his Wharffe. 

THE COMMON. We began & measured from the Door of M r 
Jabez Whittemores House across the Road to the Rail Fence six 
Rods to the first Post, making a straight Line on Cambridge 
Road. 

From said Post on a N.W. Line up to the Corner of Mallets 
Land is 77 Rods & one Foot. 

From said Corner of Mallets Land or N.E. Corner -a straight 
Line along by the range ^of Lots to the N. Corner of Stearns 8 
Orchard is 71 Rods six Feet & 6 Inches. 

From the N. Corner of Stearns 8 Orchard on a straight Line run- 
ning by his Barn & House to the S. W. Corner of said Stearns 8 
Orchard is 24 Rods. 

From said S.W. Corner of said Orchard, being the Bounds 
between Minot & Stearns, [on a] Straight Line with the Partition 
Fence across the Road to Stearns 8 other Land is 6 [Rods] . 

From the N.E. Corner of Stearns Orchard over the Way to the 
Division Fence of L [and] Marsh, formerly Miller's & Stearns' 
other Marsh, is 18 Rods. 

[277.] COMMON. From the Gate in the Range of Lots the 
upper side the Common across to the Division Fence between 
Wyer & Lynde is 53 Rods & Ten Feet six Inches. 

From the Division Line between Shed & Wyer's Marsh on 
Cambridge Road to Alfords S Corner is 22 Rod & 1 Foot. 

CAMBRIDGE ROAD. Then we measur'd across the Road at the 
Bridge just above Stearns 8 House, from Minots Land to Stearns 3 
Marsh is 4 Rods & 14 Feet. 

MINOTS MARSH WAY. Then we measw'd a Way leading from 
the high Way the East Side the Bridge leading to Minots Marsh, 
measuring 5 Rods & 7 Feet & an half & 1 Rod & an half wide, 
which is enclos'd & irnprov'd by M r Stearns. 

Then we measur'd from M r Miller's Wall by his House across 
the Road to the Fence by the Range way, is 6 Rods 13 Feet. 

From M r Woods Corner, which leads to Stephen Miller, over 
across the Road to Sheds Laud, is 4 Rods & 14 Feet. 

LANE BY MILLER'S TO WARDS MARSH. Then we measur'd the 
Entrance of the Lane from Woods Corner to Lynde 8 Corner 2 Rods 
& 8 Feet. 

From the back Corner of Wood's to Lynde 8 Land is 2 Rods & 
10 Feet. 

From Wood's back Corner on the Turn between Wood & Shed 
is 2 Rods & 12 Feet. 

From Woods Land to Sheds near the next Turn is 1 Rod 12 
Feet 6 Inches. 



234 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

From Miller's to Shed's after the turn more Southerly is 1 Rod 
13 Feet 6 Inches. 

From the Line between Lynde's & Shed across the Lane to 
Miller's Land is 2 Rods & 9 Feet. 

From the Bounds between Lynde's & Miller over to Ja 8 Miller 8 
Land is 2 Rods & 14 Feet. 

From Miller's Land to Miller's at the End of the Lane near 
Miller's House is 2 Rods & 14 Feet. 

At the End of said Lane there is a way turns about East leading 
down to the Land or Marsh called formerly Bull Lot, measuring 20 
Rods and a half and is 1 Rod wide, then said Way turning' South- 
erly measuring 24 Rods & 7 Foot one Rod wide, both improved by 
Stephen Miller ; then said Way runs 1 1 Rods 5 Feet & an half, 
improv'd by Brigden one Rod wide, it being part of the Bull Lot 
sold him by Miller or running by or through said Land. 

Then said Road runs beyond the Bui? Lot 15 Rods 2^ Feet, 2 
Rods wide Improv'd by Brigden. 

Then said Road runs on a little Turn Easterly and then runs 
South, in the whole 41 Rods 7 Feet 6 Inches and two Rods wide, 
improv'd by Miller, which brings us down to a point call'd Wards 
Marsh. 

CAMBRIDGE ROAD CONTINUED. From Foster's Corner at the 
Entrance of 3 Pole Lane over to Lynde's House is 6 Rods & 2 
Feet. 

From the Partition Fence between Lynd's & Welsh across the 
way to Welsh's Land or Fence 7 Rods 11 Feet & an half, L} T nde's 
Fence the W. side his House encroach'd about 4 or 5 Feet. 
From Welsh 8 over to Welsh's Land is 6 Rods 6 Feet. 
From Codmans N. W. Corner over to Pierces Land is 6 Rods 3 
Feet. 

From Tufts S.E. Corner to Pierces is 6 Rods. 
From Pierces Corner to Tuft's Chaise House the W. Corner near 
the Stone House is 8 Rods & 8 Feet. 

From Russells Corner to Tufts Fence is 7 Rods 14 Feet 6 Inches. 
From the Partition Fence between Russell & Tufts on a Line 
with said Fence over to M r Russell's Land is 8 Rods and 8 Feet. 

The S.W. side the Bridge from M r Russells Land to M 1 Rus- 
sell's Land is 3 Rods & 14 Feet. 

At the widest place just at the turn of the Corner just below M r 
Russell's House is 5 Rod & 14 Feet. 

From M r Russell's N. W. Corner of his Barn across to his 
Orchard is 2 Rods & 8 Feet. 

From the Division Fence between M r Russell & M r Tufts over 
to M r Russells Land is 4 Rods and 1 Foot. 

From the Division Fence between Hastings & Tufts over to 
Russell's Land is 5 Rods 8 Feet & an half. 

From the Division Fence between Hastings & Frost over to M r 
Russell's Land is 5 Rods 1 Foot & 6 Inches. . 

At the Line which make the Bounds between Charlestown & 
Cambridge is 4 Rods & 2 Feet. 

Then we measur'd a Piece of Land between Codmans Corner & 
Tuft's Corner on the Creek as follows : 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 235 

CREEK ON CAMBRIDGE ROAD. From Codman's Corner to Tufts 
Corner on Cambridge Road is 7 Rods & 9 Feet. 

From Tuft's Corner Southerly to a Corner is 8 Rods. 

Then Turning Westerly which brings us to the Creek 5 Rods. 

Then Easterly this side the Bridge to the Creek 4 Rods. 

Then measuring across from the Corner of Tuft's Fence or Wall 
which is 8 Rods from Cambridge Road to the lower Corner of Cod- 
mans Fence is 8 Rods & eight Feet. 

From the Creek measuring N. to the front Corner of said Cod- 
mans Fence on Cambridge Road is 6 Rods. 

RANGE WAY [BAG] K OP TUFTS [ORCH] ARD. Then measur'd a 
Range Way belonging to the Town which begins at a Gate back 
side of Tufts Orchard, Codmans 4 Acres, Irelands 4 Acres, & to 
Codmans other Land or Pasture, it being 81 Rods in Length & 2 
Rods wide, all which is Shut up & improv'd by W m Tufts. 

Then we began & measiird a Range Way between Shed & Cod- 
man's Land running down towards the Marsh 55 Feet, then turn- 
ing East 15 Rods & 2 Feet, Improv'd by Shed & Codman, it being 
1 Rod wide. 

Then said Range Way continued, 9 Rods 2 Feet of the last men- 
tiond, nixt Welshe's is 1 Rod & half wide, then runs at the Bottom 
of Welsh 8 upland 1 Rod & wide, Continuing the above Line to 
Minots [Mars]h, measuring 10 Rods, Improv'd by Ebenezer Shed. 

[378.] Then we began & measur'd the Towns way beginning 
on Cambridge Road. 

KENTS STREET. At Pierces House over to M 1 Russells Corner 
is 4 Rods & continuing the same Width all along to M r Kents. 

CHOATS ENCROACHMENT. Then we measur'd a Piece of Land 
on said Street belonging to the Town chiefly encroach' d & built 
upon by M r Sam 11 Choate, which lieth on the W. Side the Road & 
is bounded as follows, viz* N. Corner of M r Russells Land W. to 
Pierces Land 7 Rods, then running on the Road or Street Southerly 
till you come to M r Russells Land is 14 Rods & an half. 

WATRING PLACE BY PEIRCES. There is a watriug place of 3 
Quarters of an Acre lying between the Land of James Pierce & 
Nath 1 Tufts on the Road N. side, Encroach by Pierce & Tufts which 
belongs to the Town. 

WATRING PLACE BY MR. KENTS. Then we measur'd a Watring 
Place? that belongs to the Town that lies near M r Kents House 
bounded as follows, viz 1 : from the Corner of his Shop on the Road 
to the Corner of his other Land on the same Road on a straight 
Line is 14 Rods & 8 Feet, then from said Corner of Kents Shop 
running Southerly to the back Corner of said Kents Fence is 19 
Rods & an half, from the above said Corner by or across the Brook 
W. to said Kents Land 9 Rods. 

From said Corner N. to the upper Corner of said Kents Land 
next the Road is 22 Rods, & 13 Feet & 6 Inches with a consider- 
able Bend near the Middle, from said Bend over across to said 
Kents other Land Easterly is 8 Rods & 10 Feet. 

THE QUARRY. There is about an Acre of Land between Hun- 
newells & Rands : 



236 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

East of the Range Way which belongs to the Town & measures 
as follow : , 

From the Range Way N.W. we measur'd E. to Rands Wall is 9 
Rods & au half. 

Then 8. by said Rands Wall to the high way 16 Rods. 

From thence along the Range Way N. is 16 Rods to said Rands 
Land, the place we sat out at. 

HUNNEWELLS ENCROACHMT. There is 1 quarter of an Acre 
which belongs to the Town on the W. side of the Range way near 
Charles Hunnewells, as a quarry, which Land said Charles Hunne- 
well has enclos'd and encroachd. 

Said Hunnewell has eucroachd on the Road from said Encroach- 
ment of the Town's on said Quarry 'till you come opposite his 
House 12 Rods & 7 Feet long at the Range Way, 1 Rod & 4 Feet 
by his House, 1 Rod & 2 Feet deep. From the N.W. Corner of 
Wyers Lot over to Charles Hunnewell's Land we find encroachd 
10 Feet & an half, 7 Feet by Hunnewell & 3 Feet by Noah Bow 
man. Then we measur'd from Hunnewell's W. Corner over to 
Noah Bowmans Land & find it encroachd 1 Rod by said Noah 
Bowau, & said Encroachment continues about 8 Rods along the 
Road but not quite the same Width further along. 

The Road continues 4 Rods wide 'till we come to the Turn which 
goes towards Cambridge Bounds or Coopers. 

From Coopers Land to Goddards Land at the Line between 
Cambridge & Charlestown 3 Rods 11 Feet & an half. 

In the Middle of said Lane or Street 3 Rods 10 Feet & an half. 
From Cooper E. Corner to Goddards W. Corner is 4 Rods 2 Feet. 
From Coopers Corner on a Turn to Prentices is 4 Rods 8 Feet. 

From Watson's Land to Watson's at the first Bridge is 4 Rods. 
From the Widow Goddard's to Watson's at the Second or little 
Bridge is 4 Rods. From the Widow Goddard's to Watson's by 
the Elm Tree is 3 Rods 13 Feet & an half. From the South Cor- 
ner of the Quarry sold Watson 3 Rods 14 Feet 6 Inches. 

From the Land sold Watson, formerly the Quarry Hill, over to 
Mallet's all the Way along, 4 Rods. 

PENNY FERRY ROAD. From Cap* Hancocks to Alfords is 33 
feet. 

From Whittemore's Land, where the House formerly was, just 
above Lamsons, across to Alfords Fence, is 53 feet. 

From the lower or N E Corner of Lamsons Barn to said Alfords 
Fence is 34 Feet, besides a small Encroachment of about 2 feet by 
said Alfords Fence. The said Road continues the same Width, or 
36 Feet to the Ferry, & round the Widow Howard's House & up 
to Miller's Marsh. 

MEDFORD ROAD. Then we measur'd from Mousell's Gate to 
Mallets Corner of his Pasture is 129 Feet. From the Corner of 
Steam's Wall over to Mallets Land is 126 Feet. From M r Steam's 
Line, or Bounds opposite his Door, to M r Deland's land is 174 
Feet. From Deland's House or Bounds, to Bradish 8 E Corner is 
172 Feet. 

From the Bounds of Phipps opposite his House to Bradish 8 is 
140 Feet. 



CHARLESTOWN LAXD RECORDS. 237 

From Ja 9 Trumbals House to Phipp's Corner, the other Side the 
Road, 118 Feet & an half. 

WATRING PLACE BY BRADISH S . LAND. Between Bradish & 
Phipp 8 is a watering place that belongs to the Town on the S side 
of Medford Rode, which measures as follows, viz 1 , From Brad- 
ishes' N W Corner to the back part or S. Corner of said Watring 
place is 132 Feet S. Side of Bradish 9 Fence, the S. of the Barn 
encroached 18 Inches. From Phipp 8 S E. Corner to the back of 
said Watring Place is 145 Feet. 

MEDFORD ROAD, CONTINUED. From Bradish's N W Corner to 
Phipps S E Corner on the Road is 136 Feet. From Phipp 8 to 
Bradishes in the rere is 136 Feet. 

From the East Corner of M r Prentices Land to Leakeys Land 

128 Feet. 

From David Woods Land over to Leakeys Barn 1 24 Feet. 

[279.] From the N E Corner of 3 Pole Lane over to Leakeys 
Land is 136 Feet. 

MEDFORD ROAD. From M r Wood's Land by the little Bridge 
to M r Wood's Land is 140 Feet. 

From the N W. Corner of Wood's Land by the next Bridge over 
to Priest's Land is 136 Feet. 

At the Corner of the Range Way by Shadrach Ireland's to 
Priest's is 64 Feet. 

From M r Temples S E Corner over to Isaac Mallets Orchard is 

129 Feet & an half. 

From the Corner between Mallet & Hutchinson over to Temples 
Land or Wall is 7 Rods & an half, Encroach'd by said Mallet & 
Hutchinson by their Barrs 3 Feet. 

From Temple's Gate to the N W Corner of Hutchinson's Land is 
8 Rods. 

From Tufts House to Temples Land is 6 Rods & 14 Feet. 
From Tuft's Land to Temple's Land, making a Corner at the 
Locust Tree leading to Medford, is 6 Rods & 04 Feet. From said 
Corner or Locust Tree over to the Barrs that makes the Point or 
End of Temples Land the other side the way, is 8 rods & 14 feet. 
From the above said Barrs or Point across the Road to a Corner of 
Temples Wall leading to Medford is 3 Rods & 2 Feet, except two 
Feet, which is encroach' d in the middle, & continues said Width 
all the Way to Medford Bounds. 

MENOTOMY ROAD. From Temples Barrs or Point over to 
Peter Tuft's Wall is 6 Rods. From Temple's Fence of his Farm, 
or his East Fence across both Roads by the Barrs or Point of his 
other Land over to Peter Wall, is 10 Rods & 8 Feet. From the 
Division Line between Temple & Royall over to Peter Tuft's 
Wall is 6 Rods & 12 Feet. 

From the Range Way by David Woods Orchard over to Royalls 
Farm is 5 Rods & 13 Feet 6 Inches. 

From the N. W Corner of David Wood's Orchard to Royalls 
Fence is 6 Rods & 3 Feet. 

From the N W Corner of the Range leading into Lynde's Farm 
over to Royall's Fence is 5 Rods 12 Feet 6 Inches. 



238 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

From Lynde's Farm to Royall's at the Bridge is 6 Rods & 9 
Feet. 

From M r Nathan Tuft's to Mallets is 5 Rods. From the Corner 
of Nathan Tufts Land, or point turning to Medford Road over to 
Mallets, is 4 Rods 4 Feet. From said Corner of Tuft's Land to 
his other Land across is 3 Rods & 8 Feet, leading towards 
Medford Line. 

At the Division Line between Medford & Charlestown, between 
Tuft's Land & Tuft's Land, 3 Rods 10 Feet & 6 Inches. 

From Mallets Corner over to Tuft's Land, which makes the 
Way to Menotomy & Cambridge Road, is 3 Rods 13 Feet 6 Inches. 

From Mallets to Watson's Land at Cambridge Road, 3 Rods 2 
Feet, a little Distance from the Corner. 

An Account of the 8 lower Range Ways & the middle wa}', 
which are belonging to the Town, viz 1 : 

RANGE WAY FIRST. We began at the first by Brandishes a [t] 
the watering Place. At the Entrance is 18 Feet wide, & is shut 
up & Improv'd by David Wood, 29 Rods & an half, running 
Southerly. By Cap* Brigden still Southerly, Shut up & Im- 
prov'd 16 Rods by him. By Peleg Stearns, 8 Rods & an half, 
shut up & improved. By Eben r Shed, 17 Rods & an half, shut 
up & improv'd. By James Miller, 18 Rods, shut up & improved, 
which comes into Cambridge Road. 

SECOND. Three Pole Lane from Medford Road to Cambridge 
Road, holds 3 Rods wide, & no part Shut up. 

THIRD. Then we began at the Wat'ring place between Pierce 
& Tufts, & measur'd the third Range Way, viz. : Shut up & Im- 
prov'd by Pierce, 53 Rods, the Remainder of said Range is open 
till we come to the End on Medford Road. 

FOURTH. Then we began on Medford Road, & measur'd 
Southerly on the Range Way 89 Rods, shut up & Improv'd by 
Peter Tufts, ju r . Then we measurd still Southerly 11 Rods, shut 
up & Improv'd by Sam 11 Rand. Then we measurd still Southerly 
5 Rods, Shut up & Improv'd with the Church Lot by Shed. Then 
we measur'd still Southerly 32 Rods, shut up & Improv'd by 
Fillebrown, which brings us into middle Lane, which is on the Top 
of the Hill, the rest of said Range Way leading down to Irelands 
on Kents Street is all open. 

FIFTH. Then we began on Kents Street by Sam 11 Rands, and 
find the fifth Range Way open all the way through to Menotomy 
Road. 

MIDDLE LANE. From the fifth Range Way along the Top of 
the Hill is a way running aCross the Range Ways till you come 
into the Way call'd 3 Pole Lane, open all the Way ; said Way is 
call'd Middle Lane. 

SIXTH. Then we measur'd the 6 th Range Way. We began on 
Menotomy Road, and measurd Southerly 66 Rods & an half, in- 
closd and improvd by M r David Wood. By Sam 11 Kent, still 
Southerly, Shut up & improv'd by him. By Sam 11 Rand, still 
Southerly, shut up & improv'd by him 8 Rods. By Joshua Rand, 
Shut up & improv'd by him Still Southerly 40 Rods. By Peter 
Tufts, shut up and improv'd by him, Still Southerly 38 Rods and 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 239 

an half. From the last mentioned Place to the Quarrie Still 
Southerly 79 Rods, which is fenc'd each side of the way, but at 
said End of the Lane, Charles Hunnewell has put a Fence & 
Improv'd it, but not so as to hinder Cattle's passing thro, said 
Quarrie being on Kents Street. 

SEVENTH. Then we began at Menotomy Road, and measur'd 
the Seventh Range Way from said Road Southerly 42 Rods, shut 
up & improv'd by M r Lynd. Then measur'd still Southerly 40 
Rods & ^, shut up & improv'd by Peter Tufts, ju r . Then measurd 
still Southerly 12 Rods & 4 Feet, shut up & improvd by Mr 
Lynde. 

[28O.] SEVENTH RANGE, CONTINUED. Then we measur'd still 
Southerly 11 Rods & 2 Feet, shut up by Mansfield Tappling & 
improv'd by him. Then we measurd still Southerly 20 Rods, Shut 
up & improv'd by Lynde. Then we measur'd still Southerly 36 
Rods, Shut up & improvd by Jon a Hill, of Cambridge, from that 
to Kents Street open. 

EIGHTH RANGE WAY. Then we began at Kents Lane & 
measur'd to Lynde's House, is not shut up, & from thence North- 
erly 168 Rods & J shut up & improv'd by Lynde. then we 
measur'd still Northerly till we came to Menotomy Road 28 Rods 
& f , shut up & improv'd by Nathan Tufts. 

MENOTOMY ROAD, CONTINU'D. From Nathan Tufts to Wat- 
son's, formerly Quarrie Hill, a little way from the Corner leading 
to Menotomy is 4 Rods & 4 Feet. From the N W Corner of said 
Watson's Land by the Brook to M r Russell's Land, is 4 Rods & 4 
Feet. 

From the Range Way just beyond the Brook across the Road is 
4 Rods & 11 Feet. 

From M r Russells House over to Cookes Land, 4 Rods. 

From the Range way by Walter Russells over is 4 Rods wide ; 
said Walter Russell encroach'd 4 Feet. 

From Patten Russells over to Teels, 4 Rods & 8 Feet. 

Down at Meuotomy or Fillebrowns Bridge, from Fence to 
Fence, is 8 Rods and 10 Feet, and so runs quite to the Brook, 
which makes it 5 Rods. But M r Dicksons has fenced off a piece, the 
lower side the Way, which prevents the Ro[a]d on that part 
coming to the Brook, and says he has a Deed of it, but we are of 
Opinion, according to former Records, & by the Situation of the 
Place, it belongs to the Town for a fishing place. 

There is a Piece of Land of 5 Rods on the Brook the other side 
the Bridge belonging to the Town which we cannot particularly 
describe, for want of the plan, which is mislaid by some persons. 

Then we measurd 3 Range Ways in the upper Part of Charles- 
town, between Menotomy Road & Medford River. 

FIRST RANGE WAY. We began on Meuotomy Road, near two 
penny Brook or Walnut Tree Hill, & measur'd the first Range 
Way, Northerly 90 Rods & J, Shut up and improv'd by M r Rus- 
sell ; then still Northerly 24 Rods, shut up & improv'd ^ by 
M r Russell & ^ by M r Fosdick ; then running still Northerly 5 
Rods, shut up wholly by M r Fosdick & improv'd by him ; then we 



240 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

measur'd still Northerly, this being Medford Bounds, 85 Rods, 
shut up & improv'd by Nathan Tufts ; then still Northerly 169 
Rods, shut up & improv'd by Brigadier Royall, which brings us to 
way which passes by our Fish Place on Medford River. 

SECOND RANGE WAY. Then we began at M r Ja s . Tufts near 
Medford River, & measur'd Southerly 120 Rods, shut up & im- 
proved by Ja s Tufts, which brings us into Charlestown ; still 
Southerly we measur'd 142 Rods, which brings us to Menotamy 
Ro[a]d, shut up and improvd by M r Russell. 

THIRD RANGE WAY. Then we began on Menotomy Road, & 
measurd the third Range Way Northerly, partly open, & then still 
Northerly, shut up, 20 Rods, partly by Dickson, partly by Smith, 
this being Medford Bounds. Then proceeded still Northerly to 
Medford River to a Rock, which measures 160 Rods, shut up & 
improv'd by the Rev d M r Smith. 

There is by the Records a place for Gravel about an Acre of 
Land on Mistick River just above the Bridge bounded as follows : 
Westerly by Land formerly Jonathan Tufts 8 , now Brigadier Royalls, 
10 Rods, & Northerly on said Tufts 8 Land next the Marsh, 7 
Rods, from whence a 2 pole way, running down to the River, But- 
ting Easterly on the Country Road 5 Rod & i, and Southerly upon 
the way that Leads to the Ford or Landing place 9 Rods, which 
way is 2 Rods wide to the Landing place, now improve! by 
Eb r . Marrow, and which he challenges as his property. 

There is a piece of Land about an Acre belonging to the 
Town for a Landing or a Fishing place on Medford River, which 
is Bounded as follows, viz* : on Land formerty M r Jon a Tufts, now 
Brigadier Royalls, measuring from the Road at east End back to 
the River Northerly 8 Rods, from said East End along the Road to 
a stake, measuring 24 Rods Westerly, and from said stake 
Northerly to the River is 2 Rods, all straight Lines. 

There is a p'ce of Land belonging to the Town, upland & 
Marsh ; the Pound standing on one Corner of it, containing about 
2 Acres, bounded as follows, viz : Easterly on the high way, West- 
erly on Nat 1 Browns Land, and, as the Creek now goes, runs into 
the Mill Pond Southerly upon Peter Edes 8 from the high to the 
Mill Pond. 

There is a wat'ring place belonging to the Town lying on Med- 
ford River, bounded as follows : Bounded on each side by the 
Land of M r W m Smith S: W: 29 J Rods N: E, 28 Rods & J South 
East on the Range Way, leading to the River 2 Rods, the Breadth 
at the Bottom next the River Northerly 13 Rods & j, which lyes 
a little to the Westward of Smith's house. 

[281.] MENOTOMY ROAD CONTINUED. From Dixson's to 
M r Russells Land the West side the Bridge is 2 Rods & 9 Feet. 

Between old M r Dixson & his son 28 Feet, Encroach'd by both 
of them considerably as it shou'd 3 Rods. 

From the W Corner of Dixson's Land across 2 Rods & 12 P'eet, 
Encroach'd 4 Feet and an half. 

From the W Corner of Deacon Cutlers, now Lying common, 
across the way, 2 Rods six Feet. 



CHARLESTOWX LAND KECOKDS. 241 

At the S. E. Corner of Winships Land, formerly Cooks, over 
across the way, 2 Rods & seven Feet. 

From the 8 Corner of Jos: Adam 8 Laud, over the Way to 
Town 8 Landing by Cartwrights, 2 Rods 2 Feet. 

From Wfnships Land to Belknaps across is 2 Rods 14 Feet. 

From George Cutters to Winships across at the Entrance which 
Leads to Menotoiny, 3 Rods. 

From Cutlers across to Adam 8 as you go to the Wares, 3 Rods. 

From Cutlers Barn to Joseph Adams across, 2 Rods 15 Feet. 

From the N E Corner of Holdeu's House across is 2 Rods & 

12 Feet. 

At the Bridge is 2 Rods and 8 Feet across ; the Road between 
Holdens & the Bridge encroach in several places. 

WAY FROM CAMBRIDGE BOUNDS TO WOBURN BOUNDS. Then 
we measur'd the Way from the little Bridge which makes Cam- 
bridge Bounds towards Sam 11 Cutters to the Top of the Hill, mak- 
ing a Corner which leads to Cutters Mill. 

the Road is 2 Rods & half wide all the way. 

At the Bottom of said Hill leading to said Cutter's in the Val- 
ley is 2 rods & 2 Feet ; at the Bottom of said Hill or Valley S 
of said Cutters House is 3 Rods and 10 Feet; at the S Corner 
of Cutters House from Fance to to Fence across is 2 Rods & 3 
Feet ; at the N E Corner of Cutters House across from Fence to 
Fence is 4 Rods ; said Cutter hath fenced off a piece of the way 
for a Garden. 

Between Francis & Cutter is 3 Rods 10 Links, Between D fur- 
ther along is 2 Rods. 

Between Adam's & Sam 11 Cutter is 2 Rods & 3 Feet. 

From the House formerly Dan 1 Reeds across the Road is 3 Rods 
& 2 Links. 

At the foot of the Hill is 2 Rods & 12 Feet across, at the Top of 
the Hill towards Seth Reeds across, 2 Rods 6 Links. At the S 
part of said Seth Reeds House across is 2 Rods & . At said Reeds 
Barn across the Way is 2 Rods 9 Feet. The Road between Reeds 
Land rising the Hill 3 Rods 6 Links across. The road above the 
Brook across is 2 Rods, but encroach'cl on Link by Reed. 

At the Brook between Adams & Swan is 3 Rod 1 Link. From 
the S E : Corner by Swans House to Adams Laud is 2 Rods 10 
Feet. 

At the Top of the Hill between Hartwell & Hartwell is 2 Rods, 

13 Feet. Between D at the Brow at the Brow [sic] of the Hill 2 
Rods, but encroach'd by Hartwell 18 Inches. At the Bottom of 
the Hill between D is 3 Rods & 8 Feet. Further along between 
D is 2 Rods & 14 Links. 

Between Gardners & widow Hartwells thirds is 2 Rods 13 Feet. 

At the lowest Corner of Gardners Garden over th the Wall by the 
Cyder press is but 29 Feet, should be at least 2 Rods, encroach'd by 
said Gardner on the Way at least 4 Feet by the Wall near the 
C3'der press. 

At the S Corner of Gardners House across the Way 3 Rods 2 
Feet. At the Bounds of Wohurn from Corner to Corner of Gard- 
ners Land is 3 Rods & 2 Feet. 



242 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

We have carefully measur'd every Place, & find as we have 
reported in the above & sheets annex' d, & have taken great Care 
& Pains to Search the Towns Records relative thereto. 

SAMUEL KENT. 
JOHN CODMAN/ 
JOSIAH WHITTEMORE. 
CHARLESTOWN, March 2 d , 1767. 

We the Subscribers being appointed to assert the Towns Rights 
report as follows : 

+ 1 1 . That the Wharffe & Landing Place at the Bottom of Rope 
Makers Lane between M r Lyndes & Badgers is the Towns Property 
to low Water mark. 

2 d . That the Landing Place the Bottom of Masons lane between 
Foster & Goodwin is the Towns Property to low Water mark. 

+3 d . That the Wharffe & Landing Place at the Bottom of 
Jenners Lane, between Jenners Land and Jenners Laud, belongs 
to the Town to low Water mark. 

4 th . That the Creek between M r Russels Wharffe & Ware 
House to low Water mark, belongs to the Town. 

5 th . That the Dock for the Ferry 3 use from Lemmons Wharffe 
or Goodwins over to Barbers Wharffe, & so running down to low 
Water mark, is the Towns Property. That Bunkers Wharffe is 
built to its utmost Bounds. & that on condition of leaving a 
sufficient high Way across, & not to hinder landing Hay, Wood, 
or any thing on the Same. 

-f-6 th . That the Dock at the Bottom of Joynes Street, between M r 
White & M r Stone, belongs to the Town, & runs to low Water mark. 

7 th . That the Dock call'd the Towns Dock at the Swing Bridge 
& upwards belongs to the Town & runs to low Water mark. 

1282.] 8 th . That there is a landing Place at the Bottom 
of the Lane between John Ivory 8 Laud, formerly Trumbals, & the 
Land formerly Dan 1 Edes, in Charles River, which belongs to the 
Town, & Runs to low Water Mark, which Lane runs across battery 
Street to Charles River. 

,9 th . That there is a piece of Land the lower side Battry Street 
which runs to low Water Mark ; also a Pice of Land the upper 
side said Street, belonging to the Town, Improv'd by M r MardliD, 
all which we advise the Town to dispose of, which belonged to the 
old Battry. 

10 th . That there, is a Landing Place on Battery Street, the 
bottom of Wappiug Street, which belongs to the Town & runs to 
low water mark. 

11 th . That there is a Place improv'd for a Battery on Said 
Battery Street, just below M r Foye's, which belongs to the Town, 
which runs to low water mark. 

1 2 th . There is a way at Molton's Point, between M r Harris 8 & 
Conants Land & M r Jos. Austins Heirs Land towards Chelsea, & 
runs to low Water mark, which belong's to the Town, and is shut 
up & improv'd by Austins Heirs chiefly. 

B 13 th . There is a Landing Place near the Bottom of Streeters 
Lane on wapping Street, which runs to the Dock between M r Har- 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 243 

ris 8 Kiln House & work House, opposite M r Grubbs House, which 
belongs to the Town. 

14 th . There is a Landing Place issuing out of Wapping Street, 
between M r Teel & the widow Whittemore, which belongs to the Town. 

15 th . The head of the Town Dock which is at the Bridge, the 
upper End of Wapping Street, belongs to the Town & is 22 Feet 
wide, and runs to low Water mark. 

15 th . That the Place called the Market Place belongs to the 
Town, reserving a public highway thro' the same. 

16 th ! That the Towns Hill (so call'd) on which the old Town 
House stands, That the two ministerial Houses & the Land on 
which they stand & which is improvd by the Ministers with said 
Houses, belongs to the Town 

17 th . That the Land on which the School House stands & 
Alms House or Work House stands or improv'd by them are all 
belonging to & improv'd by the Town. 

18 th . That there is a Piece of Land between the County's 
Land and M r Townsend's or the late Deacon Kettells Land which 
belongs to the Town and is shut up and improv'd by M r Peter Edes. 

19 th There is a Piece of Land belonging to the Town, call'd 
the Training Field, & improv'd for Military Exercise. 

20 th . There is a Piece of Land belonging to the Town, for- 
merly a Gravel pit, which is fenc'd & improv'd by Capt Hendley 
& M r Mirick, near the Training Field, which we advise the Town 
to dispose of. There is also a Gravel pit Enclos'd by M r Edes 
belonging to the Town by Temples. 

21 st . There is a Hill call'd burying Hill which belongs to the 
Town, only M r Rand has a Right to Feed the Same, with a broad 
wa}' & a way to the Lime Kiln. 

22 d . There is a Lauding place on the way to the Mills from 
M r Wyers Bounds to at Line with the first Corner of the Mill 
House to low water mark, which belongs to the Town, on which 
M r Green has built a House. 

23 d . There is a Landing at the lower End of the Causeway 
running by Temples Fence to low water mark, & all the Flats, 
which belongs to the Town & mvj,ht be improv'd to some profit. 

24 th . There is a wharffe and Landing Place between M r Fos- 
dicks Shop & M r Lamsons Shop, which runs to low Water mark, 
which belongs to the Town. 

25 th . The Common Land lying unfenced belongs to the Town. 

26 th . There is a wat'ring place by M r Brad Us h House, For- 
merly Turners, which belongs to the Town. 

27 th . There is a way on Cambridge Road to Minots Marsh 
belongs to the Town, Improv'd by M r Stearns. 

28 th . There is a way near Stephen Millers, leading to Bull 
Lot & other Lots, which the Town might sell part of without In- 
jury to any one. 

29 th . There is a way between M r Sheds & M r Codmens, leading 
to the marshes, shut up by Codman and Shed, but chiefly by Shed. 

30 th . There is a Square or Piece of Ground by the Bridge, 
between Codmans Land & Tuft's Land, belonging to the Town. 

31 8t . There is a way over the Bridge, between W m Tufts Land 



244 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

& Tho s Ireland's & Codmans Land, enclosd & Improv'd by said 
Tufts, which belongs to the Town. 

32 d . There is a Triangular Piece of Ground in Kents Lane, 
the Corner of M r Russells Orchard, on which M r Choate has built 
an House, which belongs to the Town. 

33 d . There is f of an Acre of Land, more or less, for a wat'- 
ring place at the bottom of the Range Way between Pierces & 
Nat : Tufts, improv'd cheifly by said Pierce & Tufts, which we 
advise the Town to dispose of. 

34 th . There is a watring place just by M r Kents House, which 
belongs to the Town. 

35 th . There is a square piece of Land for a Quarry, between 
Joshua Rands Laud & the Range Way, which belongs to the 
Town. There is a Quarter of an Acre of Land for a Quarry, be- 
tween said Range way & Charles Hunnewells Land, enclosd & 
improvd by said Hun new ell, with a considerable piece of the high 
way, which belong to the Town. 

[285. J 1 36th. There are eight Range Ways between the 
Common and the Powder House and one middle way all belonging 
to the Town, the middle way and 2 of the Range Ways kept open ; 
all the rest shut up and improv'd by sundry Persons. 

37th. There are 3 Range Ways in the upper part of Charles- 
town, from Walnut Free Hill to menotamy Road, over to Medford 
River, which belong to the Town, & are shut up by sundry persons, 
& improvd by them, some in Charlestown & some in Medford. 

38th. There is a fishing place on Medford River, at the End of 
the first Range which belongs to the Town. 

39th. There is wat'ring place near the End of the third Range 
Way, which is enclosed by M r Smith 8 Farm, which we woud have the 
Town dispose of as it may be done without Injury to any Bod} T . 

40th. There is a Landing just below the wares, & a way to it, 
which Way Cap 1 Cartwright has shut up & improves the Landing, 
calling them his own, all which appear from the former Surveys to 
belong to this Town, & are of considerable Consequence to the 
Town. 

41st. There is a fishing place at Menotomy Bridge, South 
Side, which appears to belong to the Town, but M r Dixson has put 
up a Fence & enclosed the most of it. There is a piece of Land 
the other side of the Bridge, which belongs to the Town, which we 
cannot certainly describe for want of the Plan which is mislaid. 

42d. We find in the smallest Town's Book, Folio 40, That the 
Place for getting Sand by Leakies, opposite M r Wood's Land, was 
laid out for that Purpose. 

SAMUEL KENT. 
JOHN CODMAN. 
JOSIAH WHITTEMORE. 
Attest : 

SETH SWEETSER, Town Clerk. 

A copy from the original & recorded agreeable to a Vote of the 
Town. 

1 The Survey of 1767 here goes to p. 285, skipping pp. 283 and 284. ED. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 



245 



BOUNDS BETWEEN CAMBRIDGE AND CHARLESTOWN. 

[283.] The Bounds between the Towns of Cambridge & 
Charlestown, as shewn to me by the Select Men of Each Town, 
Sep r 17 & 18, A.D. 1771, viz* : 



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fl 


1 


0* 

fc 


a Cedar Post 


1, 


thence North, 


(54 


16 


West, 


1.1 


90 


to a Post 


2, 


thence N., 


76 


30 


W., 


1,1 


45 


to a Post 


3, 


thence N., 


70 


1.1 


W., 


10 




to a Post 


4, 


thence N., 


7,1 


45 


W., 


g 


73 


to a Post 


5 


thence So., 


Si) 





W. 


6 


30 


to a Post 


6, 


thence N., 


83 


45 


W., 


12 


43 


to a Post 


7, 


thence N., 


30 


30 


w., 


25 


70 


to a Post 


8, 


thence N., 


30 


30 


w., 


4 


53 


to a Post 


9, 


thence N., 


34 





w., 


14 


90 


to a Post 


10, 


thence N., 


33 





w., 


7 


80 


to a Post 


HI 


thence N., 


32 





w., 


23 


50 


to a Post 


12, 


thence N., 


24 





w., 


10 


oS 


to a Post 


13 


thence N., 


30 


45 


w. 


2-1 


.' 3 1 


to a Post 


11, 


thence N. 


34 





w. 


6 


37 


to a Post 


15, 


thence N., 


31 


30 


w., 


20 


50 


to a Post 


16 


thence X., 


25 





w., 


22 





to a Post 


17, 



thence N., 23 W., 30 to a Post 18, 



thence N., 


30 





W., 


15 





to a Post 


19, 


thence N., 


34 


30 


w! 


17 


50 


to a Post 


20 


thence N., 


29 


!.l 


w., 


10 


92 


to a Post 


21 


thence N., 


33 


30 


w., 


33 


:r:> 


to a Post 


22 


thence N., 


34 





w., 


28 


50 


to a Post 


23, 


thence X., 


34 





w., 


18 


60 


.to a Post 


21, 


thence N., 


34 


15 


w., 


7 





to a Post 




thence N., 


37 


30 


w., 


22 


75 


to a Post 


2<i', 


thence N., 


37 


15 


w., 


11 


90 


to a Post 


27, 


thence X., 


36 





w., 


8 


1!. 


to a Post 


28, 


thence N., 


39 





w., 


16 


19 


to a Post 


29, 


thence X., 


34 


45 


w., 


18 





to a Post 


30, 


thence X., 


26 





w., 


6 


78 


to a Post 


8l| 


thence X., 


20 


15 


w., 


8 





to a Post 


32, 


thence N., 


36 


80 


w., 


23 





to a Post 


33, 


thence X., 


41 


15 




13 


70 


to a Post 


34, 


thence X., 


31 





w., 


9 


50 


to a Post 


35, 



about 3 Rods from the Sedge Bank. 

near the Fence 

near a White Oak Tree 

near a large Stump mark'd C. C. 

near a gray Oak Tree. 

near a crotch'd White Oak Tree. 

at a Corner. 

by the Country Road. 

in the Meadow. 

near a Walnut Tree. 

the Corner of M r Foxcrofts pasture. 

aCross a Meadow. 

near the widow Goddards. 
at th S. W. of Ebv Thwings House, 
near an old Stump, 
the Corner of Isaac Watsons Or- 
chard, 
by a Stone Wall between the Land 

of John & Edward Dixson. 
by John Dixson's Stone Wall. 
over the River and Meadow, 
by the Wall between Cutter & Lock, 
by the Country Eoad. 
on the Northerly Side of the Road 

leading to Medford. 
by the Road near a Stone Bridge. 
near the widow Cutters Field, 
near y e Fence between Am 11 & 

Sam 1 ! Cutters Land. 
on a Hill near a bass Wood Tree. 
89 of En^'-jfii Adams's Pasture, 
in Ainma Cutters Pasture, 
where three Walls meet, 
where 3 Walls meety 6 West Corner 

of Seth Reeds Pasture, 
by a Wall between Bowman & 

Adams. 

near an old black Oak by the Road, 
by the Wall in Tlio: Wright's Land. 
at Thos Wrights Corner at Woburn 

Line. 



N. B. 25 Links make one Rod 4 Rods make one Chain. 
There being Trees between several of the aforementioned Stations, 
& that prevented the Seeing some of them at the next Station, 
which makes it uncertain whether all the Stations or Posts afore- 
mentiou'd are in the exact Coarse aforemention'd, but the Varia- 
tion from the same can be but very little, if any. 

AB B . FULLER, Survey 1 ". 



246 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

February 24 th , 1772. We, the Subscriber?, Select Men of the 
Towns of Cambridge & Charlestown, Committees chosen by the 
respective Towns to run the Lines between said Towns, have, ac- 
cording to the Votes pass'd by said Towns in May last, attended 
the Service therein assignd us, & the boundary Line between the 
Two Towns aforesaid is contain'd in the above and foregoing 
paper: 1. W ra . Brattle; 2. Eben r Stedman ; 3. Edward Marritt; 
4. Joseph Wellington ; 5. Joseph Adams, Ju r . ; 6. Alijah Learned ; 
7. Tho s ". Gardner. 

William Conant, Nathaniel Gorham, Nehemiah Rand, Nath 1 . 

Frothingham, David Wood, Peter Tufts, ju r ., Stephen Miller. 

The foregoing is a True Copy from the Original, & recorded 
agreeable to a Vote of the Town at their meet g June 2 d , 1772. 

Att n : SETH SWEETSER, Town Clerk. 

BOUNDS BETWEEN CHARLESTOWN AND MEDFORD 

[284.] 1 Nov r 1771. 

We, the Subscribers, being appointed by the Towns of Charles- 
town & Medford to perambulate the Line between the Two Towns 
& fix some certain Monuments & Marks in said Line, met this Day 
and proceeded as follows : 

Set out from the River called Medford River, Course South 38J 
Deg : West, Distance 7 Rods to a Post between Col : Royall's 
Farm & M r Temple's Farm, markd N 1 with the Letters C. & 
M : From thence on the same Course to the Country Road, 84 
Rods to a Post N 2, mark'd C. & M: on the same Course to 
another Post N. 3 at the South West Corner of said Royall's 
Farm, mark'd C. & M., Distance 25 Rods. Then turning North, 
62 Deg. West, to a Post N. 4, near the Wind Mill, Distance 279 
Rods on the Country Road Then running North, 50 Deg. East, 
Distance 31 Rods to a Post N. 5, mark'd C. & M., at a Stone 
Wall & Gate bounding Col Royall's Farm. Then North. 25 
Deg. West, Distance 20 Rods across the Country Road, a circular 
Line to a Post N. 6, mark'd C. & M: From thence North, 5 
Degrees East, Distance 49 Rods a circular Line to a Post N. 7, 
Mark C. & M., between said Royall's Land & M r Nathan Tuft's 
Land Then North, 58^- Deg: West, Distance 70 Rods across 
Tuft's Land & the Range Way to a Post in M r Peter Tuft's Land 
N. 8, Mark'd C. & M. Then South, 31-J Deg. W., Distance 5 
Rods by the Range Way to a Post in the Hon b . James Russell's 
Land N. 9, Mark'd C. & M. Then North, 60 Degs. W: Dis- 
tance 41 Rods to a Post N. 10, in a corner of Peter Tuft's Land, 
Mark'd C. & M, Then North, 30^ Deg : East, Distance 71 Rods 
to a Post N. 11, Mark'd C. & M.", in said Tuft's Land. Then 
North, 60 Deg: W., Distance 42 Rods to a Post N. 12, mark'd 
C. & M., on A Range Way. Then North, 31 Deg : East, Distance 
23 Rods to a Post N. 13, markd C. & M. Then across said 
Range Way North, 59 Deg: W., Distance 43 Rods to a Post N. 
14, Mark'd C. & M. : in a Corner of the late James Tuft's Land, 
adjoyning Smith's Land. Thence South, 29 Deg : W., Distance 17 
Rods to a Post N. 15, the South W r est Corner of Smith's Farm, 
Mark'd C. & M. Thence North, 39 Deg: W., Distance 43J 
Rods to a Post N. 16, mark'd C. & M: at the Range Way 

1 See Foot note on page 244. ED. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 2!7 

Thence North, 33 Deg: E., Distance 38 * Rods to a Post N>. 17, 
by the Range Way in Smith's Farm. Thence North across said 
Range Way, 59 Deg: YV., to a Post N. 18, mark'd C. & M.. 
against the N. West Corner of Smith's Farm, Distance 52 Rods 
Thence North, 35j Deg : E., Distance 87 Rods to a Post N. 19, 
near Medford River, mark'd C. & M. Thence on said River & 
Medford Pond, to Symmes' River, and on said River to a Post N. 
20, at the Easterly Corner of Gardner's Farm, near Symmes', mark'd 
C. & M. Thence North, 25 Deg : W., through a Swamp, Distance 
about 80 Rods, to a Post N. 21, between Gardner, & Symme's 
Farm, markd C. & M., & on the same Course 72 Rods to a Post 
N. 22, on Woburu Ro[a]d, marked C. & M. William Conaut, 
Nehemiah Rand, Peter Tufts, ju r ., Stephen Miller, Committee for 
Charlestown. Seth Blodget, Nathan Tufts, Willis Hall, Com- 
mittee for Medford. 

EBENEZER BROOKS, Surveyor. 

N. B. It is further agreed by the Committee of both Towns 
that Charlestown shall maintain the first Eleven Posts, beginning 
at N. one, & Medford the other Eleven, beginning at N. 12. 
The foregoing is a true Copy from the Original, & recorded 
agreeable to a Vote of the Town at their Meet g ., June 2 d , 1772. 
Att n . SETH SWEETSER, Town Clerk. 

Page [1386] Blank. 
Page [287] Blank. 



SURVEY OF 1802. 

[288.] In conformity to a Vote of the Inhabitants of Charles- 
town, at their Meeting on the 1 st . of March, 1802, authorizing 
the Selectmen to appoint a Committee to ascertain the Town's 
rights : We, the Subscribers, being appointed for that purpose, 
most respectfully submit the following report. 

We began at M r Benjamin Goodwins line, and measured over 
the Dock to Thomas Hoopers Wharf 74 feet, encroached by 
Hooper 2 feet 6 inches. 

From the East corner of Mr Andrew Stimpson's house to the 
South Corner of Mrs Gardiner's is 43 feet, the house being ten 
feet, or thereabout, from the Cap of the Wharf, being the ex- 
treme bounds of Mrs Gardner's land towards Charles river. 

From the north Corner of Mr Brigden's house over to Mr 
Ebenezer Austin's fence is 37 feet 9 inches. Mr Ammi 
Tufts' house has encroached 9 inches, and cellar doors in the 
street. 

MAIN STREET. From Eben r . Austin's, west of the house to Mr 
Charles Coles opposite, is o9 feet 6 inches. From the Sou'-h 
corner of Mr TrumbulPs house to Mr Thomas Russell's bounds is 
44 feet encroached one foot 6 inches. At the South extiviiK 1 
of the Square from Devcns house to Mr Russell's land opposite is 
50 feet. 

Bringing the Square to a point from Deven's north east Corner, 
26 feet 4 inches East of the house, to the west of the square at 



248 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

John Austins' house 308 feet 6 inches ; being South side of the 
Square. 

From John Austin's, west corner of the Square, to the north 
corner, 7 feet South of Waitt's Brick wall, is 3()6 feet, 6 inches. 

From the north corner of the Square at Waitt's house to the 
East corner of the Square at Whittemores is 284 feet. 

From the East corner of the Square at Whittemores to the South 
corner at Devens' is 188 feet, 6 inches. 

From David Waitt's brick wall over to the house belonging to 
the Estate of the late Thomas Russell, is 49 feet, formerly 50 feet, 
encroached one foot. 

From the north corner of Mr Nath 1 Austin's store to Sam 1 
Bradstreet's South corner is 49 feet, 6 inches. Broadstreet en- 
croached 6 inches. 

From Benj a . Hurd, junr's, brick store over to Rudburg's is 51 
feet 8 inch 6 . 

From Mr Richard Boylstone's over to Benj a Kurd's north 
corner is 57 feet. From the East corner of Mr Thomas Brooks 
over to Nuttings Store is 52 feet. From Doctor Josiah Bartlett's 
over to Mr Nath 1 . Austin's south corner is 61 feet. From the east 
corner of Mr. Amos Tufts', over to the South corner of Eliphalet 
Newell's (called Warren Tavern), is 98 feet 4 inches. 

[289.] From the east corner of Mrs Bradish's house over to 
Moses Hall's garden fence is 64 feet 6 inches. From the west 
corner of John Hay's house over to Mr James Green's fronted oor 
is 60 feet. 

From the South corner of Page's tavern, corner of Green's lane, 
to the opposite side across the street, is 72 feet 5 inches. 

From Mrs Bradshaw's horse block, over to Chapman's land, is 
62 feet 9 inches. From Solomon Phipps' front door over to the 
the corner of Harrisons fence, going up to the new Baptist 
Meeting house, is 82 feet. From the east corner of Mr Thomas 
Frothiugham's house to the South corner of his shop opposite 
is 59 feet 4 inches. 

From the north corner of Major Benjamin Frothingham's over to 
Richard Frothingham's land opposite, is 83 feet 3 inches. 

MAIN STREET. From the north corner of Mitchel's house over 
to the South corner of Richard Frothingham's house, is 126 feet. 
From the south corner of Cox's land leading to the Mill, to 
Richard Frothiugham's garden fence, is 142 feet. From the east 
corner of Cox's land to Richard Frothingham's garden fence 
opposite, is 72 feet. 

From the east corner of Cox's land over to Keith's north corner 
of his house is 83 feet 9 inches. From Mr Joseph Newell's 
house to the Mill land is 75 feet. From the South of Mr Samuel 
Swan's land over to Mr Austin's marsh, at the east corner, is 68 
feet 6 inches, encroached by Swan one foot. From the east corner 
of the pound over to Edes' land is 81 feet. From Edes' laud over 
to Penny's is 72 feet. From Edes corner at Bunker's hill lane 
over to Mr Nath 1 Austins land, formerly Call's, is 65 feet 3 
inches. Pierces' steps are in the street. From Mr Mallett's, 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECOKDS. 249 

formerly Temple's, over to Pierces' marsh, formerly Temples, is 
55 feet. From the corner of Mallet's, formerly Temples, leading 
to the beach over to Pierces marsh opposite, at the entrance of the 
causeway, is 120 feet. 

From the South corner of Mallett's store, improved by Capt. 
Waters, over to Pierce' s marsh, opposite, is 90 feet. From the 
South corner of Sam 1 . Swan jun'rs house over to Sam 1 . Swan's 
marsh, opposite, is 90 feet. From the upper corner of the Cause- 
way of the road leading to Cambridge to Mrs Whittemore's house, 
opposite, is 87 feet 9 inches. Length of the Causeway from the 
South corner of Mrs Whittemore's house to the South corner of 
Mallett's laud is 463 feet. 

[S9O.] WATER STREET. From Mr Richard Trumbull's south 
corner of his house to Eben r . Austin's, opposite, is 40 feet, and 
should continue forty feet through the street. Mr Benjamin Good- 
win has encroached at the north corner of his house 2 feet 4 inches. 
The north corner of the late Thomas Russell's Esq r . store has 
encroached 4 feet 6 inches. 

OLD WAPPING STREET. Then we began at the bottom of old 
Wapping street, at the extreme of the Navy Yard, 24 feet, running 
down to low water mark, bounding upon Mr Isaac Caiietou and 
the Navy yard. 

From the west corner of Capt. Thomas Edes portico's stone 
work to Isaac Carleton's east corner of his house, or bounds of the 
street, making the corner between water street and Old Wapping 
street. 

From the South corner of Mr. Barker's bounds over to Mr Isaac 
Carleton's Cellar Wall is 30 feet. From Capt. Waters over to Mr 
Thomas Brooks, opposite, is 24 feet, 6 inches, ought to be 39 feet 
6 inches, encroached by Brooks and Gibbs 15 feet. From Mr 
Thomas Harris* land, formerly W3'er's, over to Mr John Harris' 
land, at the corner of Madlin street is 23 feet, formerly 49 
feet, encroached by Mr John Harris 26 feet. From Brown's over 
to Turner's is 40 feet. From Townsend's corner, formerly Pilcres, 
over to Doctor Putnam's, is 49 feet. 

JOINERS STREET. From Mr John Edmand's bounds over to Mr 
Isaac Mallett's is 30 feet. From Mr John Welch's over to Joseph 
Cordis is 23 feet. From Capt Chapman's laud over to Mr Gill's 
land is 21 feet 10 inches. From Mr Nath 1 . Austin's land over to 
Nathan Whittemore's house is 20 feet. 

GILL STREET. From Mr John Welch's land over to Mr Gill's is 
20 feet, length of the street 214 feet. 

CH AMBERS LANE. From Mr Eben r . Breed's house over to 
Newell's, opposite, is 30 feet, and so continues through the 
street. 

GRAVES LANE. From John Harris' house over to James Paissell 
Esq r 's is 21 feet. Mr John Harris portico partly in the street, the 
length of the street from Mr Russell's bounds to Pratt's lane is 136 
feet. 

PRATT'S LANE. From the bottom of Grave's lane there is a lane 
6 feet wide running to Jeuner's lane, called Pratt's lane. The west 



250 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

corner of Mr John Harris' stable is encroached 4 inches. The 
north west corner of Austin's garden fence encroached 4 inches. 

JENNER'S LANE. At the head of Jenner's lane it is 15 feet. 
Against Pratt's lane it is 12 feet down to low water mark. 

[391.] MASON STREET.! The Entrance of Mason street, from 
James Edmands over to Mr Warren's, is 16 feet. Mr. Edmands 
encroached at the bottom of his garden fence. From the north 
west corner* of John Austin's land, by Jenners lane, over to Mr 
Thomas Harris land, at the watch house, is 21 feet. 

Bow STREET. From Mr Devens house over to Thomas Harris 
laud is 29 feet. From Mr Duuckley's house over to Curtis house is 
26 feet. From Capt. Thomas Harris' house over to his land, 
opposite, is 26 feet. From William Goodwin's house over to Isaac 
Williams' fence, opposite, is 36 feet. Goodwin's shed encroached 
2 feet 8 inches. From Mr John Lewis' over to Mr Conn's is 36 
feet. From Mr David Edmands over to Moody Whitings is 38 
feet. From Deacon James Frothingham's over to Arch d . McNeill's 
is 44 feet encroached one foot by Frothingham. From Mr 
Jonathan Calls over to Mr Archibald McNeill's is 42 feet ; en- 
croached by McNeill 6 feet 2 inches. From Richard Devens 
Esq r ' s over to Arch d . McNeills is 45 feet encroached by Richard 
Devens Esq r . on the South line 16 feet; on the north line 5 feet. 
From Mr Daniel Smith's, across the street, is 45 feet. Smith 
encroached at the south line 5 feet 5 inches. From David Fos- 
dick's South corner over to Mr Jacob Rhodes' South corner is 43 
feet. Fosdick encroached 7 inches and Cellar doors in the street. 
From the South corner of Mr Amos Tuft's fence over to Mr John 
Kidder's is 33 feet. Kidder encroached 7 inches. From Amos 
Tuft's east corner over to Kidder's is 45 feet 6 inches. 

ROPEMAKERS LANE. From north corner of Richard Devens 
Esqr's house over to Capt. David Goodwin's land is 26 feet 3 
inches. Devens west corner of his house encroached one foot, 
steps and cellar door in the street. From the east corner of Dea : 
James Frothingham's over to Mr William Wiley's north corner is 
twenty four feet. 

From the South corner of Dea : James Frothingham's land over 
to Mr Moody Whitings is 26 feet. From Mr David Edmand's 
north corner over to McNeill's land, opposite, is 24 feet 8 inches. 
From the lower part of David Edmand's land over to Mr McNeills 
is 21 feet. From Benj 11 . Kurd's land over to McNeill's land is 30 
feet, and so continues to low water mark. 

MIDDLE GATE STREET. From Mr John Kidders over to Mr Amos 
Tuft's blacksmith Shop is 34 feet 8 inches. From the east corner 
of Mr Daniel Smith's land over to Mr John Goodwins is 36 feet 
encroached by Smith 7 inches. From William Smiths (black-man) 
over to Capt. David Goodwin's, opposite, is 40 feet 5 inches. 
From Dea: James Frothingham's house over to Mr John Netting's 
is 40 feet 10 inches. 

1 Mason Street: this street is 16 feet wide to low watermark. Marginal note in 
handwriting of Phillips Payson, Town Clerk. ED. 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 251 

TOWN HIL STREET. From Mr John Goodwin's house 
over to Doctor Josiah Bartlett's land is 32 feet 7 inches. From the 
east corner of Mr John Goodwin's over to Mr Palmers is 46 feet 
2 inches. From the South corner of the new School house over to 
Capt. David Goodwin's fence is 48 feet. From the east Corner of 
Mr Ezra Welsh's house over to Doctor Morse's fence is 43 feet 6 
inches. From Mr Matthew Bridge's east corner to Doct r . Morse's 
fence is 46 feet 6 inches. From the north corner of Capt. Thomas 
Harris' land, at the turnpike, over to Doct r . Morse's fence is 44 
feet 3 inches. From Mr Thomas Robbins' barn over to Capt. 
Thomas Harris land is 35 feet 2 inches. 

GRAVEL LANE. From Mr Cotton Center's house over to Major 
William Calder's laud, or house, is 7 feet; at the west end of the 
lane is 6 feet 4 inches. 

NEW STREET TO MEETING HOUSE. From the west corner of Dea : 
John Larkin's barn, at, the east end of the meeting house, over to 
John Edmand's is 30 feet ; John Edmands has encroached 6 inches 
on the street ; the street continues 30 feet wide to the main street. 
Mr Phillips Paysons's office steps in the street. 

HURDS LANE. From the west corner of Mr Joseph Hurds barn 
over to the South corner of his garden is 12 feet 5 inches : at the 
main street is 12 feet 3 inches. 

HENLEY'S LANE. From the west corner of Henley's house on 
the main street over to Mr Benj a . Hurd's brick store is 38 feet : 
should be 40 feet ; Hurd's Cellar doors in the street. At the north 
corner of Henley's house to the east corner of Hurd's store is 39 
feet. From the north corner of Henley's garden fence, at the 
bottom of the street, over to the east corner of Mr Hurd's barn, 
opposite, is 40 feet. 

PHILLIPS' LANE. From the south corner of Mr Joseph Hurd's 
store, in the square, over to Mr John Harris' store is 24 feet 9 
inches ; encroached 3 inches. From the corner of Mr Joseph 
Hurd's barn over to Mr John Harris garden fence, opposite, is 25 
feet. From the corner of Mr Bradstreet's house over to Mr Isaac 
Mallet's bound is 28 feet. Bradstreet's Cellar doors in the street. 

BACK STREET. From the west corner of Hadley's cellar over to 
Henley's land is 33 feet 3 inches. From the west corner of Mr 
Daniel Tuft's house over to Mr Hurd's barn, opposite, is 59 feet 8 
s. From Mr Chubb's house over to Mr Hurd's land is 48 
feet ; encroached 1 foot 6 inches. From the house of the late 
Thomas Russell Esq r . over to Mr Caleb Swan's land, east corner, 
is 46 feet ; encroached 1 foot 6 inches. From the north corner of 
Mr Richard Boylstoue's land over to Major William Calder's barn 
is 43 feet 6 inches. 

[93,] BACK STREET. From the east corner of Mr Richard 
Boylstone's land over to the dye house is 46 feet 7 inches. From 
the widow Hannah Newell' s over to Dea : John Larkin's fence is 

Oct. 3, 1831. This Street & part of Salem Turnpike, so called, named "Back 
Street." See vol : 12, page 140. Aftenyards, to wit, March 3, 1834, named " Warren 
Street." See vol. 12, page 256. Marginal Note in handwriting of David Dodge, 
Town Cleric. ED. 



252 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

41 feet. From Dea : John Larkin's barn over to the South corner 
of Mr Nathan Adams' land is 41 feet. From Mr Jonathan 
Nuttings barn over to Mr Nathan Adams' land is 41 feet. From 
Mr Nath 1 . Austins' barn over to Mr Andrew Kettell's laud is 44 
feet. From Mr Timothy Tompson's shed to Tompson's laud, 
opposite, is 48 feet ; encroached by Thompson 1 foot. From Dea : 
Moses Hall's land over to Mr Tim . Thompson's land, opposite, 
is 46 feet 6 inches ; Thompson and Hall encroached 2 feet. From 
the east corner of Mr John Hay's land over to his land opposite, 
is 30 feet 6 inches. From the north corner of John Hay's house 
over to the South corner of JMr Stephen's house is 35 feet 2 inches. 

COLE'S LANE. From the west corner of Mr Richard Boylstone's 
house over to Dea : John Larkin's South corner is 31 feet 4 inches ; 
Larkin's portico and cellar doors in the street. From the north 
corner of Mr Richard Boylstone's land, at the bottom of the lane, 
over to Boylstone's land opposite, is 41 feet ; in the Center it is 
but 34 feet. 

TRAINING FIELD LANE. From Major William Calder's barn 
over to the dye house is 21 feet ; in the middle it is 19 feet 4 
inches ; encroached by Trumbul 1 foot 4 inches. 

TRAINING FIELD. From Raymond's, running Easterly to the 
South corner of the Alms house fence, is 356 feet 6 inches. From 
the South corner of the Alms house fence to Mr Gould's fence is 
26 feet 6 inches. From the South corner of the Alms house fence 
to Mr Richard Boylstone's land, on a westerly line, is 378 feet 4 
inches. From the east corner of Mr Richard Boylstone's land, 
on a northerly line, to Henley's land, is 232 feet. From the entrance 
of the training field at Henley's land, in an easterly direction, to 
Mrs. Wallace's or the first mentioned bounds, is 286 feet. 

HIGH STREET. From the West Corner of Dea : John Larkins' 
land or stone wall, over to Col. David Wood's pasture, is 36 feet ; 
should be 40 feet, Wood's fence not being moved. From Col : 
David Wood's board fence over to Dea : John Larkin's wall is 40 
feet. From Col : David Wood's land, at the head of Greene's 
lane, over to Dea : John Larkins' land is 40 feet. From the east 
corner of Mr Alexander's land over to the west corner of Mr 
Noble's garden is 40 feet. From the east corner of Mr Zabdiel 
B. Adams' laud over to Mr Noble's is 40 feet. From the east 
corner of Mr Joseph Johnson's half acre, over to Mr Nath 1 Aus- 
tin's land, opposite the monument, is 40 feet. 

[294.] HIGH STREET. From the South corner of Mr Nath 1 
Austin's land, by the lane over to Trumbull's pasture is 40 feet. 
From the South corner of Mr Richard Boylstone's land over to 
Mrs Henley's land is 40 feet. 

From the middle of Mr Raymond's barn over to Mrs Wallace's 
fence, is 27 feet 9 inches. From the east corner of Mr Raymond's 
house, on a straight line from the barn, over to the west corner of 
Mrs Wallaces house is 22 feet 2 inches. 

SHIPPIES STREET.! From Capt. John Thomas' land over to Mr 
Sam 1 Townsend's laud is 34 feet 7 inches. From the South corner 
of Richard Devens, Esqr's, land, over to John Austin's laud, is 30 

1 March 14, 1831, the name of " Townsend Street " was by the selectmen given to 
Shippie Street. Marginal note in handwriting of David Dodge, Tow Cleric. ED. 



C^ARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 253 

feet 3 inches. From the east corner of Rich d Devens Esqr's land, 
over to Mr. John Austin's north corner, is 32 feet 7 inches. From 
the lower corner of Mr Leather's land over to Mr Sam 1 Townsend's 
gate before his house is 30 feet 10 inches. From Mr Leather's 
fence, within 8 feet of the north east corner of his house, over to 
the north corner of Mr Sam 1 Townsend's upper garden fence, is 30 
feet 7 inches. 

SULLIVAN STREET. From Mr Sam 1 Townsend's garden fence, 
north corner, to the west corner of Mr Sullivan's garden fence is 
44 feet. From the east corner of Mr Sullivan's garden fence to 
Capt. Thomas Harris' fence is 38 feet 3 inches. From the east 
corner of Mr Eben r Breed's land over to the Navy Yard is 37 feet 

3 inches. 

MOLTON'S POINT ROAD. From Mr Eben r Breed's stone wall to 
Mr Caleb Swan's is 19 feet 6 inches. At the point where Bunkers 
Hill and Molton point roads meet is 42 feet. The road to Mol- 
ton's point is 18 feet wide a little east of the Rope walk, from 
thence 16 feet wide till it meets the Navy yard. 

BATTERY LANE. From Mr Jacob Rhodes' land over to Mr 
Thomas Edmands land is 15 feet, and continues through the lane 
the same width. 

MADLIN STREET. From Mr John Turner's east corner over to 
Mr John Harris land opposite, is 19 feet 9 inches. From Mr 
Gary's over to Doct r Putnam's land is 20 feet, Putnam has en- 
croached 9 inches. At the turn between Putnam and Edmands the 
street is 18 feet wide till it meets Water street. 

GREEN'S LANE. From the South corner of Mr Page's tavern 
over to the west corner of Mr. Giles Alexander's land is 34 feet. 
From the upper end of Page's hall to Alexander's fence is 28 feet 
7 inches. From Alexander's gate to Woods fence is 28 feet. 
From the north corner of Mr Alexander's Coach house to Mr David 
Wood's fence opposite, is 39 feet 4 inches. 

HOLDEN STREET. From the west corner of Dea : John Lark- 
ins land over to Mr Oliver Holden's land is 40 feet this street was 
laid out to be 40 feet through ; at the Northeast end it is 39 feet 

4 inches. 

[295.] From Mr Eben r Breed's land to John Waitt's point of 
land is 18 feet ; Breed and Waitt have encroached 4 feet in some 
parts. From Mr Sullivan's land over to Mr John Harris' is 17 
feet 6 inches. From Mr Richard Boylstone's land over to Mr 
Nath 1 Austin's is 16 feet 6 inches. From Mr Nathan Tufts land to 
the west corner of Mr Nath 1 Austin's is 30 feet, and so continues 
till we come to the South corner of the Poor's land. At the west 
corner of the Poor's laud to Mr Joseph Kurd's land is 17 feet. 
From the middle of Mr Larkins pasture over to Mr Joseph Kurd's 
land is 16 feet and an half 

BUNKER HiLL. 1 From the west corner of Mr Edes' land, at 
Bunker's hill lane, over to Mr Isaac Mallett's house is 18 feet, 
and so continues to the gravel pit or School house, from thence 
encroached from 2 feet to 2 feet & an half, till we come to Mr 
Sam 1 Swan's, opposite to where the old fort was. 

MILL LANE. From the north corner of Mr Timothy Keith's 

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254 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. * 

house to Mr John Greene's is 21 feet 10 inches; encroached by 
Green in front 14 inches. From the east corner of Mr John 
Greene's to the west corner is 68 feet, encroached by Greene 20 
inches. From the west corner of Mr John Greene's land, leading 
to the Mill, is 250 feet, to a stake, drove, all which belongs to the 
town to low water mark. The road to the mill is 25 feet wide ; en- 
croached at the east end by Mr. L. Cox 3 feet in the middle 6 
feet 3 inches. Mr Timothy Keith encroached on the Town's land, 
at his Slaughter house, 5 feet. 

MALDEN BRIDGE ROAD. From the west corner of Mr Charles 
Coles' over to Mr Beachum's land is 33 feet. From the west 
corner of Mrs Anna Whittemore's land, or Mrs Swan's, over to 
Mr Beachams is a3 feet. From the north corner of Mrs Anna 
Whittemore's, or Mrs Swan's, over to Mr Beacham's is 34 feet. 
Mrs Whittemore encroached at the north corner 5 feet. From the 
last mentioned bounds (Beacham's,) as the fence now stands to 
Maiden Bridge, down to low water mark belongs to the Town, and 
from thence to dirty marsh around the beach. 

CAMBRIDGE ROAD. From the north corner of Mrs Anna Whit- 
temore's, alias Swan's, land, at the turn of Cambridge road, to the 
east corner of Mr Russell's bounds, opposite Mr Beacham's on 
Medford road, 280 feet. From thence on Mr Russell's bounds 
to a turn in Mr Russell's garden fence, on Cambridge road 225 
feet, meeting the measurement from the north corner of Mr Caleb 
Swan's land opposite, formerly Wyers, is 109 feet. From the 
south end of Mr Russells garden fence [396.] CAMBRIDGE 
EOAD, over to Mr Caleb Swan's laud opposite is 98 feet. There is 
a Range way through Mr Russell's laud (formerly the Common) 
16^- feet wide to Mr William Smith's land (formerly Hay's laud). 
From the said Range way over to Swan's land, opposite, is 102 
feet. From Russell's land (formerly the Common) over to Mr 
Lynde's land is 101 feet 7 inches. Then we measured from Mr 
Russells first encroachment, at the before mentioned Lyndes', 743 
feet on the road leading to Cambridge to the extreme bounds of 
Mr Russell's land, then Mr Russell has encroached 16 feet: from 
which place, across the road to Steam's marsh or stone wall is 83 
feet, by the Elm tree in the road. From the corner of the Stone 
wall, dividing the land between Stearns & Lynde, is 108 feet (this 
should be entered before the next above.) From the South corner 
of Mr Russells land to Steam's fence opposite is 76 feet 6 inches. 
Then we measured the Qnarrie belonging to the Town, bounding 
on Mr Russell's laud, formerly the Common, 182 feet. From Mr 
Russell's west corner, bounding upon Smith, in a Southerly direc- 
tion upon Stearns and Ireland, 514 feet. From Ireland's stone 
wall, at the end of the 514 feet above-mentioned, across the road 
to Steam's fence by the marsh is 71 feet. 

Then we measured from Ireland's, east of the Bridge, to the 
opposite side, at a Range way leading down to Minots marsh, 78 
feet ; encroached by Ireland 2 feet. From M r Joseph Barrell's 
wall over to the Range way, at the South corner of M r Joseph 
Miller's land, is 108 feet ; encroached at the corner of said Range 
way, by Miller, 4 feet. From Mr Joseph Barrell's stone wall 



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(formerly Wood's) over to Mr. Eben r Shed's land is 77 feet 6 
inches ; encroached by Mr. Barrell 2 feet 6 inches. At the corner 
of Threepole lane over to Mr. Joseph Barrell's stone wall is 102 feet. 
From the north corner of Mr Eben r Shed's land over to Mr John 
Harris' land is 127 feet. From Mr Eben r Shed's stone wall, or 
fence, over to Mr John Harris' house is 107 feet said Harris 
encroached against the Elm tree 2 feet 6 inches. From the north 
west Corner of Codrnan's laud, leading to Bullard's Bridge, to Mr 
Samuel Shed's land is 90 feet. From the South corner of Mr John 
Stone's bound, on Milk row, over Mr John Tuft's stone wall, or 
fence, is 136 i feet : encroached by Stone 3 feet 6 inches at said 
corner ; also a yard enclosed, at the east corner of Stone's house, 
in the road. From the the east corner of Col. Nath 1 Hawkin's land 
over to Mr John Tufts' is 129 feet 6 inches. From the partition 
wall, between Hawkins and Tufts, over to Hawkins, is 105 feet 
6 inches. From the Southwest side of the Bridge, below Hawkins, 
across the road over to Hawkins' land is 78 feet. From Col. 
Nath 1 Hawkins front door to his land opposite is 93 feet. From 
the Elm tree at the upper corner of his [97.] house yard 
over to the barn yard is 58 feet. From the South west corner of 
Col. Hawkins' barn to his land opposite is 41 feet. From the 
division fence, between Mr Sam 1 Tufts & Col. Hawkins, over to 
Hawkins, is 67 feet ; encroached 1 feet on the north side. 

CAMBRIDGE ROAD. From the division fence, between Mr Sam 1 
Tufts & Hastings, over to Hawkins' should be 90 feet : encroached 
8 feet by Tufts. From the division fence, between Mr Gideon 
Frost & Sam 1 Tufts, over to Hawkins' land is 80 feet ; encroached 
by Hawkins 1 foot 6 inches. On the boundary lines, between 
Cambridge and Charlestown, at Pillion bridge, from Frosts land 
to Col Hawkins's across the road is 65 feet, should be 68 feet : 
encroached 3 feet by Hawkins. 

THE WATERING PLACE MILK Row. From the east corner of 
Col. Nath 1 Hawkins' land over to Mr John Stones' is 66 feet 
From Mr Jon a Ireland's house to Mr Sam 1 Tufts is encroached 2 
feet upon each side. 

From the north corner of Mr Kent's land, on milk row, on a 
Southerly direction 20 Rods & 2 feet; from thence a westerly 
direction 9 rods across the brook ; from thence running northerly 
23 rods 3rJ feet : from thence on the road to the first mentioned 
corner is 14 rods & 13 feet. From the west corner of Mr Caleb 
Rand's land over to Mr Kent's is 63J- feet. 

QUARRY HILL. Then we measured the Quarry hill between Mr 
Caleb Rand's and Mr John Harris'. From the west corner of the 
Quarry, bounded on the Range way, in an easterly direction to 
Rand's land is 9 rods & an half : from thence Southerly, bounding 
upon Rand's land is 16 rods, 7 feet to the road : from thence west- 
erly on the road to the Range way is 12 Rods 6 feet : from thence 
northerly to the first mentioned bounds on the Range way is 16 
Rods. 

MILK Row. From the South corner of Mr John Harris land, on 
the Range way, over to Mr Sam 1 Kents laud is 79 feet Mr John 
Harris, at the corner, has given in 13 feet of his land on the road. 



256 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

From the west corner of Mr John Harris' fence, on the road by 
his house, over to Kent's land is 49^ feet. From the north west 
corner of Mr Wyer's laud over to Mr John Harris' laud is 62 feet, 
6 inches. From the north west corner of Mr Wyers' land to Mr 
John Harris' new Wall is 79 feet. From the west corner of Mr 
John Harris' land over to Mr Noah Boardman's formerly, now 
Frost's, is 51 feet, should be 66 feet, encroached by Frost 15 feet ; 
and so continues 8 rods, more or less, through. From the west 
corner of Harris', bounding on the Range way, to Frost's land is 
58 feet, encroached by Frost 8 feet. From the east corner of Mi- 
Stephen Goddard's land over to Tim Tufts Esqr's laud is 67 
feet. 

[298.] POWDER HOUSE ROAD. From the east corner of Mr 
Wellington's laud over to Dea : Frost's land across the road is 78 
feet. From the division line post between Charlestown and Cam- 
bridge over to the land opposite is 67 feet. From Mr Peter Tufts' 
land by a small bridge, over to Mr Goddard's is 64 feet. From 
the South corner of the quarry sold to Watson, over to land 
opposite is 64 feet. From quarry hill belonging to Russell, to 
Peter Tufts' land opposite is 66 feet, and continues 4 rods all the 
way to Tufts' fence on the Menotomy road. From the South cor- 
ner of Mr. Beacham's land, leading to Maiden Bridge, over to 
Russell's is 90 feet. From Mr Lamson's gate to the east corner 
of Mr Smith's land, opposite, is 125 feet, encroached by Smith 4 
feet. From the South corner of Mr Stearns' land over to Mr Isaac 
Smith's land, opposite, is 126 feet. 

MENOTOMY ROAD. From the corner of Mr William Stearns' 
fence, near the house, over to Smith's is 172 feet. From Mr Benj a 
Goodwin's stone wall over to Mr John Stevens' land across the 
road, is 168 feet ; encroached by Stevens 4 feet. From Mr Joseph 
Phipps' over to Mr Benjamin Goodwin's land is 137 feet, en- 
croached by Phipps 3 feet. 

WATERING PLACE. From the north corner of Mr Benjamin 
Goodwin's fence on a Southeasterly line is 135 feet, on the South 
west line is 135 feet, on the northwest line, bounding on Phipps, 
145 feet. 

MENOTOMY ROAD. From the north east corner of Mr Joseph 
Phipps' land, by the watering place, to Phipps' land opposite is 
118 feet. From the east end of Mr Joseph Phipps' stone wall over 
to Thomas Edes land is 110 feet, encroached by Edes 18 feet, & 
so continues to Phipps' line. From Tufts land over to Edes is 
122 feet ; encroached by Edes 2 feet. From the north east corner 
of three pole lane over to Mr Timothy Tufts' land, formerly 
Leekey's, is 132 feet ; encroached 4 feet. From Mr Tim Tufts' 
land over to Capt George Lane's is 9 rods or 152 feet 6 inches. 
From Capt George Lanes' stone wall, little above the willow trees, 
to the north corner of Tuft's wall opposite, at the Range way, is 9 
rods 13 feet. From Lanes fence over to Adams land is 7 rods 3 
feet ; encroached by Adams 5 feet. From Capt. George Lanes' 
gate over to the division wall, between Mr Joseph Adams and 
Tufts, is 8 rods, or 132 feet. 



CHAELESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 257 

MEDFORD ROAD. From the west corner of Mr Lane's land, 
turning to Medforcl, to the land opposite, is 51 feet 6 inches, and 
so continues to Medford bounds. 

MENOTOMY ROAD. From Capt. George Lane's fence at the 
turn of the road to Medford, over to Mr. Joseph Tufts fence is 6 
rods 3 feet ; encroached 1 foot. From Mr Joseph Adams', near 
his house, over to Royals land, at the South post making the di- 
vision line between Medford & Charlestown, is 6 rods 13 feet, & 
so continues the wedth to the Powder house as formerly, the road 
being part in Medford and part in Charlestown. 

[99.] MENOTOMY ROAD AT FIRST RANGEW AY. From Wal- 
ter Russell's land, called quarry hill, near the corner, over to Mr 
Peter Tufts' gate is 4 rods. From Walter Russells land at the 
bridge to Peter Tufts' opposite is 4 rods 6 feet. Above the 
bridge, at the Rangeway, over to Walter Russell's land opposite is 
4 rods 11 feet. From the late Thomas Russell's Esq rs . garden 
fence over to his land opposite is 4 rods. 

SECOND RANGEWAY. From the Range way above Mr. Russell's 
house, from the South corner of Mr. Dixon's land over to the wall 
opposite is 4 rods. 

MENOTOMY ROAD. From Philemon Russell's land over to Mr 
Teel's land is 4 Rods 3 feet. From the west corner of Mr James 
Russell's land, bounding on the 3d Rangeway, to the land opposite 
is 4 rods 4 feet. Mr James Russell has encroached at the Range 
way 10 feet and Mr. Philemon Russell, on the opposite side of 
the Rangeway, has encroached 7 feet. 

At the east side of Alewife bridge, from Teal's land over to Mr 
Philemon Russell's opposite is 8 rods & 10 feet, and so continues 
to the Brook. 

Then we measured, by Mr Dixon's house, upper side the bridge, 
to the land opposite is 4 rods 10 feet. From the west end of Mr 
Dixon's barn to the land opposite is 6 rods 1 foot. From the 
Wall at the west end of the School house, by a cherry tree, over 
to Dixon's land opposite is 1 1 Rods 7 feet. From the east cor- 
ner of Mr. Samuel Whittemore's wall, in the hollow, to Mr Jon a 
Teel's wall opposite is 11 rods. At the old wall, at the north 
corner of Mr William Dixon's house, over to Mr Sam 1 . Whitte- 
more's wall opposite is 6 rods 13 feet. 

From the cherry tree in the road above Mr Dixons, in the hol- 
low, to Dixons land opposite is 4 rods 13 feet. From the west 
corner of the Range way across to the two roads is 9-rods 8J- feet. 
From an oak tree, at the parting of the road, across is 3 rods 5^ 
feet. At the division Post, dividing the line between Cambridge 
and Charlestown, to the wall opposite, is 2 rods 15 feet; en- 
croached 4 feet at the east end of Isaac Cutters land. From 
Josiah Whittemore's land, at the end of the road leading to Menot- 
omy over to Mr Amos Warren's is 3 rods ; Mr Amos Warren 
has encroached 11 feet. 

GARDNER'S ROAD. At the bridge near Mr. Cutter's mill, at the 
post making the division line between Cambridge & Charlestown, is 2 



258 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

rods across the road, encroached on the north side of the road 8 feet. 
At the valley south side of Mr. Cutter's is 32 feet ; encroached 
3 feet. At the bend of the road, at the south of Mr Eben r Cutter's 
house, across the road is 3 rods 10 feet. At the south of Mr 
Cutter's yard, at an Elm tree opposite is 2 rods 2 feet. From the 
north east corner of Mr [3OO.] Ebenezer Cutters yard to the 
land opposite is 2 rods 9 feet, should be 4 rods ; encroached 
by Cutter 24 J feet. At the bend above Cutters is 2 rods. From 
Joseph Wyman's house to the Wall opposite is 3 rods. At the 
foot of the hill, South of Mr Daniel Reeds is 2 rods 12 feet. 
From the north corner of Mr Daniel Reed's, at the button wood 
tree, to the wall opposite is 2 rods 6 feet. From the north corner 
of Mr Seth Wyman's over to the land opposite is 2 rods 11 feet. 
From the north corner of Mr Seth Wyman's barn to the wall op- 
posite is 2 rods 3 feet about three rods above the School house 
the road is 2 rods wide. At the Brook it is two rods 8 feet. 
From the South east corner of Mr John Swan's land to the wall 
opposite is 2 rods 13 feet. At the top of the hill between Seth 
Wyman's & Gardner's it is 2 rods 12 feet. Between Wyman's 
and Wyman's land the road is 2 rods. Between Wyman's and 
Gardner's land it is 2 rods 13 feet. Below Sam 1 . Gardner's some 
person has put a Blacksmith's shop nearly all in the road. At the 
South of Mr John Gardner's house across the road is 26 feet; 
should be 33 feet ; encroached by said Gardner, 7 feet. From the 
South corner of Mr John Gardner's barn yard fence across the 
road is 3 rods 4 feet. At the bounds of Woburn & Charlestown 
from the north corner of Mr Gardner's wall to the opposite wall is 
3 rods 2 feet. 

HUTCHINSONS ROAD. Mr John Hutchinson's road is 2 rods 
from his house to Mr Seth Wymans, except, encroached by Mr 
Hutchinson's Cow yard 1 rod. And Mr Daniel Reed, opposite to 
Mr. Seth Wyman, 7 feet. 

FIRST RANGE WAY. At the entrance of the first range way, on 
the Menotomy road, near the late Tho 8 . Russell Esqr's land, to the 
Southward of the house, is 20 feet ; should be 33 feet ; and con- 
tinues 33 feet to Medford bounds encroached by Mr Peter Tufts 
13 feet. 

SECOND RANGE WAY. At the east corner of the R^nge way on 
Medford bounds is 33 feet, inclosed and improved by Mr Jonathan 
Teel. 

From the west corner of the Church Lot to Mr Jon a Teel's land 
opposite is 25 feet ; encroached by said Teel 8 feet. 

THIRD RANGE WAY. At the entrance of the third Range way, 
on Menotomy road, from Mr Philemon Russell's wall to Mr. James 
Russell's is 23 feet ; encroached 10 feet. At the east corner of the 
Range way on Medford line is 33 feet, enclosed by Smith and Ben- 
jamin Teel. 

FIRST RANGE WAY. Then we measured from the South west 
corner of the watering place, on Medford road, opposite Mr 

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CHAELESTOWN LAND EECORDS. 259 

Joseph Phipp's in a Southerly line 54 rods, open. Then we measured 
still southerly 37 rods & 6 feet, enclosed by Michael Brigden. 
Then, southerly 7 rods, improved by Mr. William Stearns; 
Then still southerly 39 rods 8 feet, improved by [3O1.] Mr 
Samuel Ireland and Joseph Miller. 

SECOND RANGE WAY. Three pole Lane is open through out. 

THIRD RANGE WAY. Then we measured from Medford or Me- 
notomy Road, Southerly and found the way open to the Widow 
Smiths Land ; then we measured 27 rods, enclosed and improved 
by the Widow Smith ; then we measured, still southerly, 48 rods, 
inclosed & improved by John Stone, ending at Milk row. 

FOURTH RANGE WAY. Then we began at Milk row, at Mr Jon- 
athan Ireland's, from thence to the cross road at the top of the hill, 
is open, it being a northerly direction. Then we measured from 
the north east corner of said Ireland's stone wall. Then we meas- 
ured from the cross lane, top of the hill, northerly, 57 rods, 4 feet, 
inclosed and improved by Mr John Tufts. Then still northerly 91 
rods 6 feet to Menotomy or Medford road, inclosed and improved 
by Joseph Tufts. 

FIFTH RANGE WAY. Then we measured the fifth Range way, 
on Menotomy road on Winter Hill, being 2 rods across the Range 
way, it remains open throughout ; encroached by Col. Hawkins by 
a short rail fence, in order to make a stone wall. On milk row 
Mr. Thomas Rand has encroached 7 feet 4 inches. 

SIXTH RANGE WAY. Then we began at the Range way, at the 
entrance of the Range way above the quarry, 63 Rods, fenced on 
both sides, at the south and enclosed by barrs ; from thence, still 
northerly, 56 rods and an half, inclosed and improved by Samuel 
Tufts from thence 4J- rods, improved by Sam 1 Kent and Mr. 
Thomas Rand ; from thence, still northerly, 46 rods 6 feet,, in- 
closed & improved by Doct : William Stearns ; then still northerly 
51 rods, inclosed and improved by Mr Joseph Adams, ending at 
Menotomy road. 

SEVENTH RANGE WAY. Then we began on Menotomy road, the 
Seventh Range way, measuring Southerly 42 rods, inclosed and 
improved by Timothy Tufts, Esq r ; still Southerly 40 rods 4 feet, 
inclosed & improved by Mr Joseph Tufts ; still Southerly 1 2 rods, 
inclosed and improved by Timothy Tufts, Esq r ; still Southerly 11 
rods, inclosed and improved by Walter Russell ; then still South- 
erly 42J rods, inclosed and improved by Timothy Tufts, Esq r ; 
from thence to milk row is open. 

EIGHTH RANGE WAY. Then we began at the upper end of milk 
row, a little above Timothy Tufts, Esqr's house, to measure the 
Eighth Range way, at the extreme of which it is inclosed by a wall 
and barrs. 

[3O3 . ] EIGHTH RANGE WAY. from thence we measured 
northerly 111 rods & 12 feet, enclosed and improved by Timothy 
Tufts, Esq r ; then still northerlj* 65 rods inclosed and improved by 
Dea : Gideon Frost ; then still northerly 20 rods, inclosed and im- 
proved by Mr. Peter Tufts, to Menotomy road. 

CROSS LANE. Then we began at the fifth Range way, at the 



260 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

top of the hill, easterly to three pole lane, and measured 42 rods 
12 feet, inclosed by Mr John Tufts ; then still easterly 20 j- rods, 
inclosed and improved by Mr Jon a Ireland ; then still easterly 20 
rods 12 feet, inclosed by Mr. John Tufts and improved till we 
come to the fourth Rangeway ; then we measured on said Range- 
way southerly 10 rods till we come to the Church Lot, at the 
westerly corner; then measuring easterly 119^ Rods till we 
enterd Fosdick's square, (so called) ; then we measured the 
square, the westeiiey side 7 rods 7 feet ; the south side 5 rods 3 
feet ; easterly side 7 rods 6 feet ; the northerly side 5 rods 3 feet ; 
from thence to three pole lane is 39 rods 6 feet ; it appears that it 
is 1 J rod wide through the whole lane. 

MINOT'S MARSH ROAD. Then we measured the passage way 
leading to Minot's marsh (so called), east side of the bridge, east 
of Capt. Joseph Miller's house on Cambridge road, 11 rods 5 feet 
long, one rod & a half wide. 

DIRTY MARSH. Then we measured the road leading to dirty 
marsh (so called) , from Mousell's gate, or Lamsons, through Mr. 
Andrew KettelPs land, 47 rods 11 feet, in a northerly direction, 
1 rods wide ; then we turned northwesterly and measured 85 
rods 11 feet, till we came to a square piece of land, formerly 
called High Fields, measuring as follows : South-east side 7 rods 
8 feet ; north-east side 7 rods 9 feet ; north west side 7 rods ; the 
south-west side 6 rods ; from the east corner of the north east side 
of the square there is a way 1J rod wide, leading down to Mystic 
river, in a northerly line. 

COMMON WAY BY BULLARD'S BRIDGE. From the west corner 
of Mr Cragie's land on Cambridge road, formerly Mr. Codman's, 
over to the east corner of Mr John Tufts stone wall is 7 rods 13 
feet ; from the east corner of Mr. John Tuft's land above men- 
tioned, in a southerly direction 7 rods 11 feet; then turning 
westerly 5 rods to the Creek ; then easterly, north side of the 
bridge, 4 rods to the Creek ; then measuring across from Mr. John 
Tuft's fence or wall over to Mr Cragie's fence 8 rods 8 feet ; from 
thence by the Creek to Cragie's west corner, on the road to Cam- 
bridge is 12 rods. From Bullard's bridge (so called) to where the 
gate formerly stood, leading to Leachmore's farm, is open, but 
encroached by Mr John Tufts 8 feet, and Col. Nath 1 Hawkins 4 
feet. From the gate there is a way to Mr Craigie's upper pasture 
2 rods wide, but not on a Straight line. 

[3O3.] RANGE WAY BETWEEN CRAGIE & SHED. There is 
a way, between Mr Cragie's land and Mr Eben r Shed's leading to 
the marsh from Cambridge road, one rod wide. 

BURYING PLACE. There is a way from the main street leading 
to and around the burying place, down to low water mark, and the 
flatts below belonging to the Town. 

At the Entrance of the road leading to Mystic river, between 
Mallet and Mallett, is 22 feet, at the extreme bounds of Malletts 
land, measuring 112 feet from the main road towards Mystic river ; 
from thence to the east corner of Mr Mallett's bounds over to 
Malletts fence or stone wall is 47 feet 6 inches. From the entrance 



CHARLESTOWN LAND RECORDS. 261 

of the main street to the South corner of the Land sold to Mr 
Hagar is 275 feet; all the land and flatts between Mallett's and 
Hagar's belongs to the Town ; also all the flatts below Hagar. 
From the South corner of Hagar's laud over to Mallett's is 25 feet, 
and so continues to low water mark. Mr. Jotham Johnson and 
William Maxwell have encroached by setting a barn on the 
road. 

There is a way leading from Cambridge road on the South side, 
near Mr. Samuel Ireland's through Joseph Barrell, Esqr's land, 
down to Ward's marsh (formerly so called) ; at the last measure- 
ment, at the entrance it was 2 rods and 8 feet wide ; at the back 
corner of Woods Lot 2 Rods 10 feet ; then between Wood and 
Shed's, at the turn, was 2 rods and 12 feet ; from Wood's land to 
Shed's land, near the turn is 1 Rod 12 feet 6 inches ; from Mil- 
ler's to Shed's near the turn is 1 rod 13 feet 6 inches ; from the 
line between Lynd's and Shed's over to Miller's is 2 rods 9 feet ; 
from the bounds between Lynd's & Miller, over to James Miller's 
was 2 rods & 14 feet ; from Miller's to Miller's near Miller's 
house is 2 rods 14 feet ; at the end of said lane, there is a way 
leading about east to the Bull Lot (formerly so called), measuring 
20J- rods in length & one rod wide ; then said way turns southerly 
measuring 24 rods 7 feet, one rod wide ; these were improved by 
Stephen Miller formerly ; then the said way runs 11 rods 5 feet; 
formerly improved by Brigden the same width ; it being part of 
the Bull lot to Brigden by Miller ; then the said road runs beyond 
the Bull lot 15 rods 2^ feet, two rods wide, formerly improved by 
Brigden ; then the said road is a little turning east and then runs 
Southerly, in the whole 41 rods 7 feet 6 inches, and two rods 
wide, which brings us down to a point called Ward's marsh. 

[3O4.] There is a tract of Land belonging to the Town, 
in Stoneham at the upper part of Spot pond, called about Seventy 
acres. 

There are three pieces of land in Medford, bounding on Mystic 
river, mentioned in the late records ; it is said to belong to the 
Town of Charlestown 

Bounding as follows : 

First on the river above the Bridge : Westerly by land 
formerly Mr. Jonathan Tufts, now Col. Royal's, measuring ten rods 
& an half; Northerly on said Tufts land next to the marsh seven 
rods, whence a two pole way runs down to the river butting 
easterly on the Country road five rods and an half; and Southerly 
on the way that leads to the ford or landing place nine rods, which 
way is two rods wide to the landing place ; improved by Mr 
Hezekiah Blanchard. 

Second There is apiece of land, about half an acre, belonging 
to the Town for a fishing place on nr^stic river, which is bounded 
as follows : bounding upon Royall's, measuring from the road at 
the east end back to the River eight rods ; from the said east end, 
along the road to a stake, measuring twenty four rods, Westerly ; 
and from the said stake to the river is two rods, all straight lines. 

Third There is a piece of Land lying upon Mystic River, 



262 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. 

belonging to the Town, bounding each side upon the hon'ble John 
Adams Esqr's land, measuring Southwesterly twenty rods and an 
half ; Northeasterly twenty eight rods and an half ; Southeasterly 
on the Range way leading to the River two rods ; the breadth at 
the bottom next to the river, northerly, thirteen rods and an half ; 
which lies a little to the westward of Adams' house. 

(signed NATH L HAWKINS ~\ 

RICH D FROTHINGHAM > Committee. 
JOHN CARTER ) 

A true Copy from the original on file. 

Attest, PHILLIPS PAYSON, 

Town Clerk. 

Recorded by Vote of Town, passed May 2 d , 1803, which Vote 
is recorded in Vol. 9, page 521, of Town records. 



INDEX. 



INDEX 



Abbott, 220, 221, 232. 

Abraham, 221, 225, 230, 231. 

Adams, 61, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 78, 79, 81, 82, 84, 
86, 89, 91, 92, 128, 129, 131, 149, 150, 152, 
153, 154, 155, 187, 190, 195, 196, 197, 208, 
209, 221, 222, 225, 241, 245, 246, 252, 256, 
257, 259, 262. 

Aier (or Ayre), 84, 86, 90, 96, 103. 

Alby, 150. 

AUenflMO, 48, 55, 64, 66, 72, 75, 78, 80, 81, 
84 85, 87, 88, 90, 95, 96, 105, 106,119, 121, 
122, 123, 136, 153, 157, 186, 191, 195, 206. 

Alleson, 145. 

Allexandre, 252, 253. 

America, 102. 

Andrews, 73, 84, 87, 141, 142. 

Arrington, 85, 87, 91, 135, 144, 145. 

Astin, 191, 195, 202, 203. 

Aspinwall, 138. 

Atharton, 148, 149. 

Athy, 203. 

Atwood, 211, 

Sbfm K6, 171, 174, 206, 209, 210, 211, 
212 213, 215, 221, 224, 227, 228, 229, 230, 
232J 233, 242, 247, 248, 249, 250, 252, 253. 

Austin's Lane, 224. 

Avery, (or Averie), 41, 44, 48, 56, 63, 84, 80, 
86, 91, 92, 102, 148. 

Bachlor, 190. 
Bacholer, 195. 

Back S^eetfeX 15, 20, 23, 29, 37, 44, 53, 59, 
64, 65, 99, 167, 168, 187, 209, 211, 224, 
225, 251. 

Badger, 214, 231, 232, 242. 
BakcY, 16, 32, 38, 42, 47, 51, 59, 62, 70, 71, 73, 

79, 85, 86, 88, 112, 119, 127. 
Balcom, 188, 214. 
Baldwin, 171, 175, 176, 177. 
Ballard, 210, 211, 221. 
Ballat, 168, 169. 
Barber, 220, 221, 222, 228, 242. 
Barker, 129, 249. 

Barnard, 70, 88, 110, 111, 140, 142. 
Barnat, 156. 
Barnes, 85, 87. 

88, 89, 104, 103, 128, 



129, 147, 218. 



69, 69, 74, 85, 88, 138, 139. 
Batchellor, 2, 15, 24, 27, 36, 39, 40, 48, 55, 63, 

66; 70, 75, 78, 95, 100, 107, 108, 119, 124, 

14-S 

Bateman, 169, 170, 171, 174, 177, 178, 231. 
Bates, 5, 6, 143, 161, 164, 165. 
Battery Laue, 210, 226, 253. 
Battery Street, 211, 226, 227, 242. 
Baverick, 217. 
Baxter, 77. 
Beach Point, 8. 
Beacher, 28. 

Beacher's Cove, 17, 37, 72. 
Beachum, 254, 256. 
Beadle, 75, 76, 85, 86, 141. 
Beard, 176. 



Beecher, 1. 

Belknap, 241. 

Bell, 80, 137, 138, 151, 156. 

Bellingham, 42, 102, 141, 147. 

Belvile, 77. 

Bemberton, 5. (See Pemberton.) 

Benjamens, 214. 

Benley, 211. 

Bennitts, 211. 

Bentley, 209. 

Berridge, 10, 12, 13, 26,48, 49, 59, 65, 158. 

Bever Dam, 178. 

Bicknell, 189, 194, 195. 

Bicknor, 78, 133, 199. 

Blackmore, 186, 210, 211. 

Blanchard, 261. 

Blancheer, 77, 78, 79, 80. 

Blanchet, 163. 

Blany, 169, 191, 195, 199, 207. 

Blodgett, 247. 

Blotte, 4, 36, 40, 43. 

Blunt, 210. 

Boardman, 256. 

Bodge, 225. 

Boston, 61, 72, 100, 117, 128, 141, 154,155, 163, 

173. 

Boston Line, 3, 6, 18, 27, 29, 41, 52, 55, 61, 66. 
Boueres, 217. 
Bourne, 41. 

Bow Street, 81, 188, 214, 215, 230, 231, 250. 
Bowers, 194, 205. 
Bowman, 236, 245. 
Boyleston, 184, 185, 209, 212, 221, 225, 227, 

229, 232, 248, 251, 252, 253. 
Bradish, 224, 231, 236, 237, 238, 248. 
Bradlish, 243. 
Bradshaw, 248. 
Bradstreet, 183, 248, 251. 
Brakenbury, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 15,19, 20, 22, 24, 
37, 41, 45, 49, 52, 55, 58, 59, 61, 64, 67, 73, 
92, 118 157, 167. 

Brattle, 190, 195, 197, 199, 203, 218, 246. 
Brazier, 76, 85, 89, 130, 194, 216, 217, 231. 
Breden, 85, 89, 126, 156. 
Breed, 206, 213, 214, 220, 230, 249, 253. 
Breed's Corner, 232. 
Bridge's 85, 86, 89, 105, 112, 127, 128, 130, 137, 

251. 

Bridge Street, 208, 223, 233. 
Bridleway, 1, 2, 4, 9, 12,16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 
25, 3lf 32, 33, 35, 37, 39, 45, 53, 54, 55, 59, 
62, 63, 65, 72,219. 

Brieden, 3, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 32, 33, 34, 36, 
37 40, 46,47, 48, 51, 56, 61, 63, 70, 72, 75, 
77 79, 85, 90, 99, 101, 137, 186, 187, 191, 
195, 210, 213, 214, 220, 229, 234, 238, 247, 
259, 261. 

Brigdeu's Garden, 72. 
Brigden's Lane, 188, 214. 
Brinsmead, 7, 10, 11, 13, 24, 34, 35, 39, 42, 45, 

50, 53, 55, 64, 103. 
Brintnall, 180, 181. 
Broad Cove, 1, 14, 19, 23, 25, 30. 
Broad Street, 186, 187. 
Brooks, 121, 134, 247, 248, 249. 
Brown or Browne, 7, 9, 16, 17, 21, 23, 30, 38, 
47, 48, 51, 56, 61, 67, 72, 73, 77, 81, 85, 87, 
88, 91, 93, 98, 123, 126, 129, 136, loO,156, 
182, 215, 220, 221, 240, 249. 
Buckman, 121. 



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INDEX. 



Bucknam, 53, 66, 85, 90, 106, 107, 116, 126. 

Bullard, 59, 77, 190, 193, 204. 

Bullard's Bridge, 255, 260. 

Bullerd, 195, 200, 201. 

Bullock, 14, 24, 26, 38, 59, 65, 68." 

Bull lotte, 50, 194, 217, 234, 243, 261. 

Bulls hay, 19. 

Buncker, 195, 196, 197, 198, 203. 

Bunker, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17,19, 

22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 45, 50, 

52, 56, 57, 58, 61, 64, 65, 67, 69, 74, 75, 79, 

85, 90, 91, 93, 94, 97, 99, 103, 114, 120, 

164, 165, 190, 205, 208, 220. 
Bunker Hill, 159, 212, 227, 228, 253. 
Bunker Hill Street, 212. 
Bunker's Corner, 223. 
Bunker's Hill Lane, 248, 253. 
Bunker's Point, 208. 
Bunker's Wharf, 220, 242. 
Burden, 125, 134, 147, 148. 
Buriall Hill, 207. 
Burr, 184, 213, 215. 
Burrage, 78, 85, 91, 105, 162, 163, 164, 165, 191, 

195, 199. 
Burt, 69, 77, 83, 151, 152, 153, 155, 156, 157, 

158, 159. 
Burton, 7, 8, 16, 17, 28, 29, 32, 37, 42, 47, 50, 66, 

73. ' 

Burying Hill, 243. 
Burying Hill Gate, 222. 
Burying Place, 260. 
Butten pare trees, 211. 

Calder, 251, 252. 

Call, 79, 189, 198, 204, 208, 209, 212, 214, 219, 

221, 223, 228, 231, 232, 248, 250. 
Galley's, 222. 
Cambridge, 82, 94, 96, 100, 103, 105, 131, 136, 

151, 194, 198, 218, 234, 236, 241, 245, 246, 

249, 254, 255, 256, 257. 
Cambridge Fence, 19, 30, 33, 41, 42, 61. 
Cambridge Field, 3, 9. 
Cambridge Line, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 

21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 39, 

40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 51, 55, 56, 57, 

59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 67, 72, 73, 100, 105, 118, 

130, 131, 167. 
Cambridge Road, 192, 194, 199, 233, 234, 235, 

238, 243, 254, 255, 260, 261. 
Cambridge Ware, 131. 
Cambridge Way, 216. 
Candage, 187. 
Capan, 208, 209, 223, 224. 
Carleton, 249. 
Carrington, 2, 11, 12, 20, 21, 34, 50, 53, 55, 59, 

65, 66, 74, 76, 83, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 104, 

112, 121, 126, 127, 147. 
Carrington's Neck, 179. 
Carter, 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 20 31, 

35, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 56, 59, 60, 63, 65, 66, 

67, 68, 69, 75, 77, 78, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 95, 

99, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 

120, 123, 124, 125, 132, 165, 166, 186, 190, 

195, 198, 199, 200, 206, 207, 209, 212, 262. 
Cartwright, 241, 244. 
Cary, 75, 79, 83, 84, 160, 161, 163, 164, 166, 167, 

168, 191, 200, 205, 207, 214, 215, 221, 226, 

230, 232, 253. 
Cary's Marsh, 207. 
Casswell, 215. 
Caule, 12, 14, 21, 29, 44, 46, 47, 50, 64, 65, 98, 

127, 133. 

Causway, 188, 208, 215, 223, 243, 249. 
Center, 251. 

Cetcherall, 8, 12, 40, 48, 53, 63. 
Cetcherin, 25. 
Chadwell, 187. 

Chalkley, 69, 77, 113, 121, 161, 165, 187, 207. 
Chalkley Gate, 187. 
Chamberlain, 222. 
Chambers, 169, 170, 171, 174, 175, 176, 206, 208, 

212. 

Chambers Lane, 221, 249. 
Chapman, 208, 224, 248, 249. 



Charles Paver, 2, 8, 11, 17, 19, 21, 44, 46, 47, 
48, 52, 55, 58, 60, 61, 65, 71, 72, 99, 112, 
120, 126, 152, 220, 226, 230, 242, 247. 

Charlestown, 67, 68, 72,. 74, 76, 78, 82, 85, 88, 
89, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 
102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 
195, 204, 206, 208, 210, 212, 216, 219, 220, 
234, 236, 238, 239, 240, 242, 244, 245, 246, 
247, 255, 256, 257, 258, 261. 

Charlestown Common, 83, 93, 99, 130, 131. 

Charlestown Common Field, 93. 

Charlestown line, 127. 

Charlestown Neck, 64, 162. 

Charlestown River, 108, 128. 

Charlton, 26, 94. 

Charlton Common, 9. 

Checkrin, 191, 195, 197. 

Cheever, 220, 223, 224. 

Chelsea, 242. 

Chickerin, 85, 89, 116, 117, 130, 165, 186. 

Chitty, 208. 

Choate, 235, 244. 

Chubb, 251. 

Chubuck, 42, 45, 91,103. 

Church land, 18, 19, 33, 41, 42, 50, 56, 61. 

Church of Charlestown, 190, 195, 201. 

Cleaveland, 218, 219. 

Clerks, 215. 

Clisbyes, 214. 

Clough, 76, 77, 187. 

Clows, 209. 

Cloyes, 75, 77, 87, 89, 139. 

Codman, 206, 220, 222, 234, 235, 242, 243, 244, 
255, 260. 

Coffin, 210. 

Cold, 122. 

Cole, 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 24, 26, 27, 30, 
35, 36, 42, 43, 44, 57, 59, 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 
70, 72, 73, 75, 78, 81, 84, 85, 88, 92, 93, 94, 
95, 96, 97, 98, 101, 107, 108, 122, 143, 162, 
163, 167, 247, 254. 

Cole's Lane, 187, 209, 225, 252. 

Coleman, 8, 14, 29, 40, 61, 66. 

Common, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 

30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 
42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 
56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 
70, 72, 82, 83, 95, 96, 97, 100, 103, 104, 105, 
106, 109, 112, 118, 119, 121, 125, 126, 131, 
132, 133, 138, 139, 140, 188. 

Common ferry, 111. 

Common highway, 119, 120, 152. 

Common Land, 243. 

Common Marsh, 35. 

Common Swamp, 2, 14, 44. 

Common way, 11, 260. 

Conant, 220, 227, 230, 232, 242, 246, 247. 

Concord, 128, 146. 

Conn, 250. 

Convers, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 28, 

31, 38, 44, 45, 48, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 64, 65, 
73, 92, 95, 112, 123, 125, 126. 

Converse, 37, 87, 89, 157, 158. 

Cook, 66, 71, 84, 85, 88, 89, 91, 116, 122, 124, 

134, 147, 148, 155, 239, 241. 
Cookrey, 79, 213, 214. 
Coolinn, 154. 
Cooper, 236. 
Cordis, 249. 
Corn way, the, 23. 
Corser, 81. 
Cottash, 207. 
Cotter, 69. 
Counce, 213, 214. 
Cove, the, 2. 
Cos, 248, 254. 
Coytemore, 2, 5, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 23, 25, 

31, 35, 36, 43, 45, 51, 52, 53, 54, 58, 62, 64, 

67, 70, 71, 75, 80, 85, 89, 90, 93, 96, 98, 131, 

132, 140, 149, 150, 163. 
Craddocke, 18. 
Cragie, 260. 
Crassv,-oll, 102, 193. 



INDEX. 



20' 



Cresswell, 190, 195, 202, 203, 204. 

Crooked lane, 4, 12, 19, 21, 32, 37, 43, 46, 48, 
52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 61, 67, 93. 

Cross lane, 136, 25. 

Croswell, 216, 217. 

Crouch, 195, 223. 

Croul, 77. 

Crow, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 29, 31, 34, 48, 57, 73, 91. 

Cullick, 63, 85, 93. 

Curtis, 250. 

Cutler, 2, 6, 13, 24, 29, 35, 48, 54, 58, 59, 65, 
77, 80, 86, 89, 107, 108, 114, 125, 152, 159, 
160, 161, 164, 165, 168, 169, 183, 188, 189, 
190, 195, 196, 199, 203, 204, 207, 208, 212, 
213, 214, 215, 230, 240, 241. 

Cutter, 245, 257, 258. 

Cutters, 79, 215, 241. 



Bade, 6, 15, 20, 22, 23, 37, 38, 41, 44, 45, 50, 
53, 55, 57, 58, 60, 65, 69, 72, 73, 75, 78, 84, 
87, 89, 92, 95, 114, 122, 123, 124, 131, 133, 
135, 143, 164. 

Dady or Dadie, 164, 165, 186, 206, 212. 

Damon, 207. 

Danfors, 71. 

Danforth, 151, 163, 191, 194, 200, 203. 

Daniells, 81. 

Bassets, 208. 

Davis, 7, 19, 20, 21, 26, 28, 29, 33, 35, 39, 40, 
41, 63, 74, 77, 81, 87, 88, 92, 94, 135, 159, 
164, 165, 190, 195, 209, 212, 214, 231, 232. 

Davison, 75, 78, 130, 155, 190, 195, 197, 198, 
203. 

Dawdy, 191, 195, 201. 

Dean, 191, 200. 

Dedham, 116, 130. 

Devens, 220, 230, 247, 248, 250, 252, 253. 

Deland, 236. 

Deericks, 211. 

Dexter, 87, 88, 89, 90, 116, 122, 131, 132, 134. 

Dicks, 84, 87, 136. 

Dickson's Laud, 199, 239, 240. 

Dirty Marsh, 260. 

Dixson, 244, 245, 256, 257. 

Dizar, 227, 228, 229, 230. 

Dizar's Lane, 230. 

Dock Lane, 29, 55. 

Dodge, 251, 252. 

Dous, or Dows, 77, 84, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 114, 
115, 119, 120, 131, 132, 139, 149, 169, 170, 
171, 174, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 
184, 185, 187, 206, 209, 212, 219, 221, 222. 

Dowse or Douse, 164, 165, 186, 190, 195, 196, 
197, 203, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 212, 214, 
218, 221, 226, 227, 228. 

Driftway, 4, 6, 8, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 30, 
33, 34, 35, 38, 40, 45, 47, 48, 49, 53, 56, 67, 
70, 94, 128. 

Drinker, 11, 13, 15, 34, 36, 39, 45, 49, 50, 55, 
57, 58, 72, 75, 77, 80, 84, 86, 87, 91, 112, 
118, 127, 128, 133, 144, 145, 187. 

Drinker's Creek, 164. 

Dudley, 80, 155. 

Dunkley, 250. 

Dunster, 219. 



Ealiace, 68. 

Eason, 73. 

East Field, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 
33, 36, 37, 41, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 52, 53, 54, 
56, 59, 60, 62, 64, 65,66, 69, 72, 94, 97, 107, 
108, 124, 126, 132, 133, 139, 142, 143, 156, 
157, 159, 160, 161, 164. 

East Spring, 57. 

Eaton, 22. 

Edes, 184, 186, 209, 211, 221, 223, 225, 226, 228, 
229, 232, 240, 242, 243, 248, 249, 253, 256. 

Edmonds, 78, 80, 86, 88, 108, 176, 182, 183, 
184, 206, 209, 211, 249, 250, 251, 253. 

Elbowe Lane, 72, 99. 

Ell Pond, 34. 



Ells, 80, 87, 88, 149. 
Elson, 168. 
Emrnerson's, 215. 
Endicott, 139. 
England, 141, 144, 154. 
Essex, 116, 178. 
Evans, 88, 90, 117, 118. 

Ewer, 1, 10, 16, 18, 22, 23, 29, 33, 34, 36, 40, 
45, 46, 50, 54, 70, 71, 73, 74, 88, 90, 93, 129. 

Fairefield, 4, 26, 28, 40. 

Felt, 13, 19, 29, 35, 42, 43, 47, 50, 54, 55, 58, 

65, 131. 

Fence field, 41. 
Ferry shed, 220. 
Ferry-way, 186, 205. 
Fessenden, 87, 88, 94. 
Ffelch, 15, 73, 85, 87, 88, 103, 104, 125, 191. 
Ffiske, 196, 204. 
Fforsdick, 2, 18, 31, 41, 43, 49, 52, 62, 63, 77, 

80, 85, 88, 90, 125, 138, 139, 141, 146, 164, 

165. 

Ffosdike, 191. 
Ffoxcraft, 217. 

Ffrost, 199, 200, 205, 215, 234, 255, 256, 259. 
Fifield, 78. 
Filleborne, 80. 
Fillebrown, 238, 239. 
Fish Street, 186, 205, 206, 208, 220. 
Flucker, 221, 232. 
Ford, 210, 225, 226, 232. 
Forestreet, 69. 
Fosdick, 62, 138, 195, 202, 203, 204, 211, 223, 

226, 227, 230, 239, 243, 250, 260. 
Foskit, 81, 190, 193, 195, 197, 204. 
Foster, 79, 87, 88, 152, 153, 156, 209, 210, 211, 

221, 224, 225, 227, 228, 230, 232, 234, 242. 
Foule, 75, 194. 195, 202, 203. 
Fowle, 80, 189, 211, 213, 215. 
Fownell, 153. 
Foxcroft, 245. 
Foy, 210, 211, 226, 242. 
Francis, 241. 

Freshett, 24,29, 34, 41, 46. 
Fresh River, 8, 29, 39, 44. 
Fresh Riverett, 4, 6, 13, 20. 
Frothingale, 16, 17, 26, 54, 61, 64. 
Frotbingham, 11, 23, 27, 28, 34, 38, 43, 51, 

54, 55, 59, 61, 70, 72, 74, 79, 88, 90, 94, 119, 

131, 140, 143, 164, 165, 177, 189, 195, 198, 

2C1, 207, 210, 212, 220, 222, 224, 231, 232, 

246, 248, 250, 262. 
Fuller, 245. 
Funnell, 77. 
Furss, 231. 
Fuzz, 231. 

Galpin's Gate, 210. 

Garden lane, 8. 

Gardner, 225, 241, 246, 247, 258. 

Gardner's Road, 257. 

Garland, 7, 14, 31, 87, 38, 46, 47, 57, 66, 73. 

Garralt, 13, 14, 17, 25, 31, 41, 43, 46, 56, 62, 

64, 65, 85, 86, 108, 131, 136, 141, 150, 158. 
George, 77. 

Gibbines, 17, 33, 36, 56, 59, 66. 
Gibbines field, 3, 5, 13, 41, 44, 62, 91. 
Gibbines River, 3, 5, 9, 13, 18, 19, 33, 37, 49, 

51, 61, 68, 92. 
Gibbons, 73, 95. 

Gibbs, 86, 87, 91, 120, 131, 132, 249. 
Gill Street, 249. 
Gills, 208, 223, 224, 249. 
Gloster, 116. 
Goal Land, 232. 
Goble, 4, 11, 16, 27, 34, 48, 50, 51, 53, 56, 61, 

71, 75, 77, 85, 86, 87, 94, 100, 112, 118, 127, 

129, 190, 195. 

Godard, 217, 236, 245, 256. 
Gold, 86, 190, 195. 
Goodwin, 76, 85, 86, 189, 191, 195, 199, 201, 

210, 215, 223, 226, 231, 232, 242, 247, 249, 

250, 251, 256. 



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INDEX. 



Goodwinge, 128. 

Gookin, 142, 154, 159, 167. 

Goold, 69, 175, 176. 

Goose, 79. 

Gorham, 246. 

Gould, 4, 10, 14, 19, 25, 28, 33, 42, 54, 59, 64, 
65, 80, 86, 87, 88, 100, 108, 157, 175, 176, 
252. 

Gowin, 178. 

Go wing, 179. 

Gove, 86, 88, 106, 165, 166, 217, 218. 

Grant, 81. 

Grave Street, 187,213. 

Gravell lane, 33, 187, 213, 215, 232, 251. 

Gravell Pitt, 212, 213, 228, 229, 2/>3. 

Graves, 27, 52, 69, 72, 79, 110, 119, 137, 150, 
187, 190, 191, 194, 200, 203, 204, 213, 214, 
221. 

Graves Lane, 249. 

Graveses Corner, 213. 

Gray, 170, 171. 

Great Cove, 16, 24, 26, 18, 47, 58, 71, 94. 

Great field, 111. 

Great Pond, 97. 

Great Rocks, 4. 

Greaves, 221, 222, 232. 

Greaves Street, 230. 

Greene, 3, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 34, 35, 36, 37, 
40, 41, 43, 44, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 56, 57, 
61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 
75, 76, 80, 83, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 93, 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, 123, 124, 
125, 126, 127, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 
137, 133, 139, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 
148, 149, 153, 156, 157, 158, 184, 186, 187, 
191, 198, 207, 210, 213, 222, 243, 248, 254. 

Green's Dock, 210. 

Green's Lane, 213, 229, 248, 252, 253. 

Greenland, 86, 89, 91, 124, 125, 127, 131, 133, 
134, 135, 147. 

Griffin, 79, 152, 178, 208. 

Grissell, 86, 90, 100. 

Grover, 27, 81, 101, 127, 147. 

Grubbs, 225, 243. 

Gwine, 150. 



Hadley, 251. 

Hadlocks, 79, 84, 86, 141, 149, 150. 

Hadlock's Point, 107. 

Hager, 261. 

Hale, 64, 69, 73, 75, 80, 81, 82, 84, 86, 87, -88, 

89, 90, 99, 104, 126, 133, 145, 146, 155, 156, 

157, 158, 159, 165, 189, 201. 
Hale Street, 188, 215. 
Hall, 86, 87, 88, 101, 102, 135, 152, 153, 206, 

213, 215, 221, 229, 247, 248, 252. 
Hamilton, 81. 

Hammond, 87, 188, 191, 195. 
Hamon, 155. 
Hancock, 222, 236. 
Harbart, 78, 85, 86, 87, 123, 210, 211. 
Harbour, 4, 14, 43, 49, 62, 146, 147. 
Hardinsr, 223, 224. 
Harrington, 64, 86, 91, 97, 106, 107, 122, 145, 

156. 
Harris, 80, 86, 127, 156, 216, 223, 225, 226, 227, 

230, 242, 249 250, 251, 253, 255, 256. 
Harrison, 128, 248. 
Hartwell, 241. 
Harvard, 1, 10, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 30, 

33, 34, 39, 49, 50, 52, 60, 63, 65, 92, 96, 148. 
Harwode, 74. 
Hastings, 234, 255. 
Haukff, 73. 
Haule, 12, 13, 14,15, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 

32, 34, 39, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 60, 62, 63, 

64, 65, 67, 73, 74, 84, "86, 96, 139. 
Haukines or Hawkins, 2, 16, 38, 46, 47, 50, 61, 

64, 66, 68, 71, 86, 87, 94, 109, 129, 255, 259, 

260, 262. 



Haward, 64. 

Hay, 221, 222, 225, 229, 231, 248, 252, 254. 

Hayden, 15, 21, 35, 86, 33, 35, 36, 44, 51, 52, 

54, 87, 132. 

Hayle, 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 19, 20, 23, 30, 31, 32, 39, 

49, 50, 55, 58, 61, 65. 
Hayles Lane, 19, 21. 
Beaton's, 207, 209, 213. 
Hebborns Street, 209, 224. 
Heborne, 14, 15, 29, 36, 49, 52, 53, 57. 
Hender, 222. 

Hendley, 221, 224, 225, 226, 229, 230, 243. 
Henley, 251, 252. 
Henley's Lane, 251. 
Hepbourne, 74, 75, 76, 86, 87, 89, 90, 114, 115, 

132, 133, 136, 160. 
Hepburne, 186. 
Hepburnes Lane, 186. 
Herbert, 201, 203. 
Hett, 79, 129, 152. 
Hewins, 3. 
Hewlett, 12, 58. 
Heyden, 4, 21, 55, 66, 74, 79. 
Heyman, 168, 169, 191, 209, 210, 211. 
Heyman's Corner, 214. 
Keys, 175. 
Higginson, 2, 5, 7, 13, 16, 18, 21, 30, 38, 39, 45, 

55, 60, 66, 73, 84, 86, 92, 116, 217. 

High field, 3, 7, 10, 11, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 33, 

34, 38, 39, 40, 45, 55, 58, 63, 66, 93, 260. 
High field Marsh, 7, 11, 20, 24, 26, 39, 43, 53, 

62. 

High field Mead, 2, 13, 15, 27, 28, 35, 48. 

High Marshes, 109. 

High Rocks, 4. 

High Street, 1, 4, 32, 37, 65, 108, 187, 214, 230, 
252. 

High Water Marke, 107, 208, 215, 223. 

High Way, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 
32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 

63, 65, 69, 70, 72, 81, 92, 103, 104, 105, 111, 
112, 115, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 126, 140, 
141, 142, 143, 159, 161, 174. 

Hiles, 2, 20, 63. 

Hill, 7, 8, 11, 12, 22, 24, 27, 29, 37, 57, 58, 62, 

64, 86, 99, 100, 108, 110, 214, 215, 239. 
Hill Street, 187, 213. 

Hills, 4, 8, 19, 21, 28, 37, 48, 54, 57, 60, 65, 92, 

163. 

Hillside, 124. 
Hilton, 78, 86, 137, 150, 78, 86, 80, 151, 152, 

179, 186, 206, 214, 215. 
Hitt, 89. 
Hitts, 209. 
Hodge, 86, 90. 
Hodges, 4, 5, 19, 25, 32, 37, 41, 43, 44, 47, 51, 

60, 68, 73, 86, 91, 92, 97, 101, 102, 134, 135, 

146. 

Hodges Point, 115. 
Hodgman, 86, 90. 
Hodgsdon, 103. 
Hodgshon, 30. 
Holden, 241, 253. 
Holden Street, 253. 
Hooper, 277. 
Hopkins, 209, 220, 221. 
Hoppings, 211, 221, 222, 224, 228. 
Horn Pond, 34, 35, 50, 58, 61, 66. 
Horse Meadow, 8, 18. 
Horse Pasture, 184, 212. 
Hough, 73, 115. 
Howard, 99, 236. 
Hubbard, 8, 12, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 

35, 37, 40, 42, 43, 44, 48, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 
62, 64, 65, 67, 71, 72, 73, 85, 86, 88, 92, 97, 
100, 101, 141. 

Hubbe, 73. 

Huchison, 189, 195, 196, 202, 203, 204, 205. 

Hudson, 191, 195, 196, 197. 

HunnewelPs, 217, 219, 231, 235, 236, 239, 244. 

Hunting, 205. 

Hurd, 208, 221, 248, 250, 251, 253. 



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Hurds Lane, 232, 251. 

Hurries, 211. 

Hurst, 86, 89, 104, 130. 

Hussin, 22. 

Hutchinson, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 24, 25, 40, 45, 
46, 48, 53, 54, 55, 62, 64, 65, 66, 71, 72, 74, 
77, 92, 103, 112, 114, 123, 125, 140, 159, 164, 
165, 193, 207, 208, 221, 225, 237, 258. 

Hutcbinson's Road, 258. 

Huzzie, 209, 230. 

Ireland, 235, 237, 238, 244, 254, 255, 259, 260, 

261. 
Ivory, 179, 208, 212, 226, 242. 

Jackson, 94. 

Jacoe, 81. 

James, 20, 21, 65, 67, 68, 73, 75, 79, 86, 87, 88, 
90, 91, 101, 102, 104, 109, 139, 140, 142, 154, 
155. 

Jamison, 217. 

Jaciuitb, 85, 87, 110. 

Jeiiner, 80, 191, 195, 198, 214, 215, 230, 231, 
232, 242. 

Jenners Lane, 230, 242, 249, 250. 

Jennings, 1. 

Joanes, 3, 5, 31, 32, 39, 40, 41, 49, 55, 62, 191, 
195, 201. 

Joans, 195. 

Johnson, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12, 16, 18, 21, 22, 25, 31, 
32, 33, 35, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 51, 53, 55, 57, 
59, 60, 61, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 74, 78, 79, 
81, 84, 87, 91, 92, 98, 101, 114, 115, 121, 131, 
132, 153, 154, 158, 165, 168, 188, 189, 195, 

197, 207, 212, 214, 215, 221, 224, 228, 231, 
252, 261. 

Johnson's Lotte, 193, 194. 

Jones, 72, 73, 80, 107, 122, 140, 142, 189, 209. 

Jones River, 99. 

Joyners Street, 208, 224, 233, 242, 249. 

Keayne, 166. 

Kebes, 207. 

Keith, 248, 253, 254. 

Kempthorn, 78. 

Kent, 191, 194, 200, 204, 217, 221, 225,228, 235, 
238, 242, 244, 255, 256, 259. 

Kents Lane, 239, 244. 

Kents Street, 235, 238, 239. 

Kettell or Ketle, 12, 16, 20, 21, 22, 32, 33, 38. 
51, 60, 74, 79, 89, 92, 104, 105, 130, 131, 135, 
148, 161, 164, 165, 166, 186, 187, 189, 195, 

198, 205, 207, 209, 212, 214, 215, 216, 221, 
224, 232, 243. 252, 260. 

Kidder, 176, 2U, 217, 231, 250. 

Kilcup, 86, 87, 90, 102, 122, 146, 14ST. 

Kiln House, 225. 

Kimball, 79. 

Kimbols Garden, 72. 

King, 78, 81, 84, 87, 144, 145, 186, 226. 

King Corner, 210, 223. 

Kittle, 87. 

Knell's, 207. 

Knight, 19, 29, 79, 84, 86, 87, 89, 132, 139, 141 

142, 206, 214. 
Knower, 8, 18, 28, 29,31, 35, 36, 43, 48, 50, 51, 

53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 72, 74, 119, 132. 
Knowker, 2. 
Knowles, 211. 
Koall (Cole), 150. 
Koer, 9. 

Laithrop, 151. 

Lampson, 181, 216, 223, 236, 243, 256, 260. 

Lancaster, 133. 

Lamlway, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16, 21, 22,23, 25,26,27, 

28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 

53, 56, 67, 70, 94, 128. 
Lane, 88, 89, 147, 148, 256, 257. 
Larkin, 43, 44, 49, 69, 75, 80, 86, 88, 90, 106, 

112, 142, 166, 180, 186, 205, 206, 208, 220, 

228, 251, 252, 253. 

Larrencc, 22, 31, 32, 43, 44, 55, 56, 62. 
Lathrop, 80, 168, 169, 210. 



Lawrence, 73, 79, 88, 91, 127, 138, 207, 208, 
209, 211. 

Layhorn, 86, 88, 90, 101, 103. 

Leach, 10, 19, 24, 63, 64, 65, 70, 75, 80, 190. 

Leachmore, 260. 

Leakey, 237, 244, 256. 

Leamons, 210. 

Learned, 2, 6, 13, 69, 73, 101, 246. 

Leathers, 230 , 253. 

Ledgit, 192. 

Lee, 231. 

Leech, 38, 201. 

Lemmon, 172, 207, 209, 220, 221, 224, 225, 229, 
242. 

Lennett, 52. 

Lernett, 13, 25, 26, 33, 56, 60. 

Lewis, 4, 16, 21, 22, 30, 31, 35, 36, 40, 41, 51, 
55, 57, 65, 74, 84, 96, 214, 231, 250. 

Lind field, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 
15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 
44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 
58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 72, 94. 

Lippiugton, 221. 

Little south field, 2, 65. 

Littlefield, 88, 91, 128. 

Lock, 245. 

Logan, 209. 

London, 98, 141, 154. 

Long, 1, 3, 6, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 
30, 37, 38, 46, 51, 53, 54, 55, 62, 63, 75, 76, 
77, 80, 87, 88, 91, 98, 107, 116, 118, 147, 
153, 169, 190, 195, 197, 198, 203, 206, 209, 
212. 

Long- Hill, 96, 196. 

Long Meadow, 5, 24, 26, 29, 30, 32, 39, 40, 43. 

Long Way, 6, 8, 10, 15, 23, 36, 41, 44, 59, 65. 

Longe, 74. 

Lord, 176, 178, 183, 187, 189, 191, 194, 195, 

196, 197, 199, 203, 206, 213, 214, 217. 
Lovils Island, 172, 173. 

Lowden, 14, 23, 29, 64, 66, 71, 80, 81, 82, 84, 
85, 88, 89, 105, 108, 109, 115, f20, 132, 139, 
159, 160, 164, 165, 187, 188, 189, 195, 196, 
198, 199, 203, 204j 205, 208, 212, 213. 

Lower Field, 100. 

Low-water Mark, 186, 208, 210, 214, 215, 220, 
222, 223, 226, 227, 230, 232, 233, 242, 243, 
249, 250, 260, 261. 

Luddington, 85, 86, 88, 101, 114. 

Ludkin, 75, 80, 115, 136, 160, 164, 165, 166, 
187, 190 195, 197, 198. 

Luist, 220. 

Lusher, 77. 

Lynde, 2, 6, 8, 12, 17, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 
36, 37, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 56, 58, 60, 62, 67, 
68, 69, 74, 77, 85, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 107, 
115, 119, 120, 121, 136, 139, 142, 143, 144, 
162, 164, 165, 188, 190, 191, 194, 195, 196, 

197, 198, 203, 204, 210, 211, 214, 216, 217, 
231, 232, 233, 234, 237, 233, 239, 242. 254, 
261. 

Lyndon, 49, 75. 
Lyne, 74, 103, 108, 124. 
Lynne Village, 3. 

Maggotten (or Mayotten) Cove, 117, 130. 

Madlin Street, 249, 253. 

Maine Street, 248. 

Maiors Garden, 99. 

Maiden, 81, 84, 85, 88, 92, 101, 118, 123, 124,- 

125, 126, 127, 129, 131, 147, 148, 161, 218. 
Maiden Bridge Road, 254, 256. 

Maiden Common, 83, 84, 139. 

Mallet, 260, 261. 

Mallctt, 218, 223, 233, 236, 237, 238, 248, 249, 

251, 253. 
Malt Street, 188. 
Mansfield, 78, 89, 159, 165, 166. 
Marable, 202. 
March, 8, 26, 27, 28, 34, 37, 47, 64, 65, 69, 75, 

79, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 97 ,108, 110, 119, 121, 

126, 132, 133, 142, 143, 144, 157, 161, 165, 
189, 190, 195, 197, 215. 



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INDEX. 



Mardling Street, 226. 

Mardlin, 226, 227, 242. 

Mark, 193. 

Market Street, 206, 220, 221, 222. 

Markett Place, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 29, 55, 93, 99, 

19, 124, 187, 206, 208, 220, 224, 243. 
Marrow, 240. 
Marritt, 246. 
Marsh lott, 81, 217. 
Marsh, 216. 
Marshall, 202. 
Marsh way, 33. 
Martin, 7, 31, 36, 38, 41, 43, 45, 56, 81, 85, 86, 

87, 89, 92, 125, 126, 158. 
Mason, 77, 230, 231. 
Masons Lane, 242. 
Masons Street, 230, 250. 
Massachusetts Bay, 173, 174, 179. 
Mathewes, 9, 14, 23, 29, 37, 57, 58. 
Mault lane, 8, 48, 60, 93. 
Maultsters Lane, 10. 
Maverick, 127. 
Maxwell, 261. 
May, 83. 
McNeill, 250. 
Mead, 130. 
Meadford, 74, 75, 76. 
Meadford Farm, 131. 
Meads, 85, 89, 116, 117. 
Meed, 89. 

Medford River, 239, 240, 244, 246, 247. 
Medford Road, 236, 237, 238, 254, 257. 
Medford, 237, 238, 240, 245, 247, 258, 259, 261. 
Meeting House, 187, 221, 232. 
Meeting House Lane, 1. 
Mellowes, 3, 7, 9, 13, 16, 20, 25, 26, 29, 33, 50, 

51, 56, 59, 60, 61, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 74, 88, 

89, 94, 100, 106, KO, 129, 166, 181. 
Menoteraie Field, 219. 
Menotomies, 120, 199, 204. 
Menotomie's Road, 200, 201, 237, 238, 239, 

240, 244, 256, 257, 258, 259. 
Menotomies River, 74, 162, 195. (See Winota- 

mies River.) 

Menotemy, 219, 238, 289, 241. 
Merriam, 85, 89. 
Middle Gate, 188, 214, 219. 
Middle Gate Street, 231, 250. 
Middle Lane, 238. 
Middle Row, 2, 6, 7, 11, 29, 44, 55, 59, 64, 65, 

93. 

Middle Street, 10, 12, 37, 57, 58, 93. 
Middlesex, 67, 102, 114, 117, 123, 129, 138, 139, 

140, 341, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 

151, 159, 160, 161, 166, 167, 169, 171, 173, 

174,177,179, 180,182,183. 
Middlesex County, 219. 
Miles, 153. 
Milk Row, 255, 259. 
Mill, 122, 222. 
Mill Dam, 122, 146. 
Mill Hill, 1, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 

19, 20, 21, 32, 37, 43, 46, 48, 52, 54, 55, 57, 

58, 61, 63, 64, 65, 71, 72, 94, 108. 
Mill Lane, 13, 15, 18, 253. 
Mill Owner's Marsh, 222. 
Mill Pond, 240. 
Mill River, 35. 
Mill Way, 59. 

Miller, 10, 12, 19, 24, 25, 44, 53, 62,68, 92, 190, 
*> 194, 196, 197, 203, 207, 214, 215, 217, 222, 

225, 229, 233, 234, 238, 243, 246, 247, 254, 

259, 260, 261. 
Millers Marsh, 222, 236. 
Mills, 104, 222. 
Miner, 12, 73. 
Minott, 216, 233. 

Minotts Marsh Way, 233, 235, 243, 254, 260. 
Mirable, 101, 110, 114, 115. 
Miriam, 16, 70, 72, 88, 93, 128, 129. 
Mirick, 77, 112, 142, 186, 213, 229, 230, 243. 
Miricks Corner, 225. 
Mitchell, 77, 101, 218, 248, 
Molton, 89, 101, 1 !9, 12i, 125, 131, 133, 134, 135. 



Molton's Island, 125, 131. 

Morse, 251. 

Morley, 81. 

Morrice or Morris, 9, 13, 22, 30, 42, 43, 46, 47, 

50, 51, 55, 58, 74, 77, 104, 105. 
Moulton, 7, 9, 10, 31, 38, 43, 45, 46, 52, 62, 73, 

86, 87, 89, 91, 92, 103, 129. 
Moulton's Point, 69, ]84, 187, 211, 212, 227, 

242, 253. 

Mount Prospect, 4, 6, 8, 9, 24, 29. 
Mousell, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 16, 19, 22, 24, 26, 27, 

26, 29, 33, 34, 35, 38, 40, 45, 48, 50, 51, 53, 

58, 58, 61, 63, 66, 69, 70, 71, 74, 75, 79, 80, 

88, 90, 91, 93, 115, 116, 123, 127, 137, 138, 
140, 142, 147, 148, 151, 158, 167, 216, 218, 
236, 260. 

Moussall, 189, 190, 192, 195, 196, 199, 200, 203, 
204. 

Mudge, 167, 168. 

Mugsr, 148. 

Mystic, 221, 231. 

Mystic Bridge, 82. 

Mystic Ferry, 109. 

Mystic Field, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 
38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 
50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 
62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 72, 91, 92, 94, 
96, 97, 98, 99, 110, 128, 129. 

Mystic Hundredths, 18. 

Mystic Marshes, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 20, 
21, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 
38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 
55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63. 64, 65, 66, 
68, 71, 72, 93, 94, 103, 107, 109, 116, 122, 
129, 133. 

Mystic Meadow, 23, 43, 61. ' 

Mystic Pond, 12, 16, 21, 33, 35, 38. 

Mystic River, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 
35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 43, 45, 46, 48, 53, 56, 58, 
62, 63, 65, 66, 69, 72, 96, 109, 110, 120, 122, 
125, 140, 141, 142, 164, 166, 189, 201, 202, 
240, 260, 261. 

Mystic Side, 44, 66, 71, 73, 83, 97, 98, 101, 103, 
104, 106, 110, 112, 114, 115, 116, 119, 121, 
122, 123, 124, 125, 127, 131, 132, 133, 134, 
135, 138, 141, 159, 163, 166, 177, 180, 181, 
218. 

Mystic Ware, 9, 14, 20. 

Mystic Way, 24. 

Nash, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 24, 25, 27, 
33, 34, 42, 44, 47, 50, 56, 60, 69, 70, 74, 78, 

89, 90, 92, 93, 94, 97, 120, 129, 159. 
Navy Yard, 253. 

Neck of Land, 188. 

Nelson, 210. 

Netting, 250. 

New England, 67, 92, 97, 100, 101, 102, 107, 
110, 117, 124, 125, 128, 130, 131, 132, 133, 
134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 
143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 151, 154, 161, 
163, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 176, 
177, 179, 180. 

New Towne Common, 93. 

New Towne Line, 99. 

Newell, 169, 188, 189, 190, 191, 193, 195, 198, 
199, 202, 203, 204, 205, 214, 224, 231, 248, 
249, 251. 

Newton Line, 199. 

Nichole, 191, 195, 199. 

Nichols, 75, 77, 126, 138, 203, 218, 219. 

Nickels, 166. 

Nohle, 252. 

Norfolk, 154. 

North River, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17,18, 
20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 
38, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 54, 58, 59, 
60, 62, 67, 71, 91, 94, 103, 129, 133, 166. 

North Spring, 123. 

Norton, 2, 21, 27, 34, 35, 41, 42, 44, 47, 52, 53, 
54, 55, 58, 72, 75, 78, 84, 124. 



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Notamies, 198. 

Nowell, 2, 5, 10, 15, 16, 18, 21, 25, 32, 34, 36, 
41, 42, 50, 51, 52, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 73, 
75, 76, 78, 89, 90, 94, 95, 97, 99, 100, 106, 
107, 110, 111, 116, 121, 123, 127, 128, 129, 
130, 132, 133, 135, 136, 138, 139, 147, 148, 
156, 157, 166, 186, 190, 195. 

Noyes, 80. 

Nucom, 159. 

Nut, 80, 83, 158, 165. 

Nutting, 248, 252. 

Odin, 221, 224. 
Odleins, 218. 
Old Battery Lane, 226. 
Old England, 102, 154. 
Old Meeting-house, 23. 
Old Wapping Street, 249. 
Orr, 226, 227. 
Orton, 80, 188, 215. 
Orton's Corner, 214. 
Osborne, 77, 101, 129, 232. 

Page, 248, 253. 

Paine, 83. 

Palgrave, 4, 11, 32, 34, 35, 43, 47, 49, 51, 53, 

58, 61, 62, 66, 67, 73, 84, 88, 90, 91, 100, 

101, 105, 117, 118, 122, 130, 133. 
Palmer. 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 

24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 45, 47, 48, 

52, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60, 63, 64, 66, 67, 70, 73, 

74, 76, 85, 87, 88, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 

116, 121, 131, 132, 140, 251. 
Pane, 17, 42, 56, 59, 63, 68. 
Parker, 27, 61, 72, 175, 213. 
Patefield, 77. 
Patten, 206. 
Pattfield, 150. 
Payson, 250, 251, 262. 
Peachee's, 187, 214. 
Pearce, 190, 194, 203. 
Peckar, 80. 
Pierce or Peirce, 4, 6, 25, 27, 30, 33, 34, 42,47, 

50, 58, 60, 67, 71, 74, 77, 90, 91, 98, 100, 101, 

118, 137, 154, 156, 193, 200, 204, 205, 206, 

211, 214, 215, 221, 222, 234, 235, 238, 244, 

248, 249. 
Pemberton, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 23, 26, 28, 37, 39, 

45, 46, 52, 54, 58, 63, 74, 86, 87, 90, 92, 104, 

116, 122, 131, 155, 156. 
Pembroke, 66. 
Penny Ferry, 218, 236. 
Penny, 208, 223, 248. 
Penticost, 10, 57, 59, 60, 69, 75, 80, 89, 90, 92, 

93, 124, 143, 161, 164, 165, 187, 188, 190, 

195, 201, 203. 
Perce, 54. 
Perkins, 206. 
Phillips, 53, 65, 79, 106, 118, 136, 168, 169, 170, 

171, 174, 185, 191, 195, 201, 203, 205, 206, 

207, 203, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 217, 221, 

225, 231, 232. 
Phillips Lane, 251. 

Phips, 64, 69, 70, 78, 112, 113, 127, 133, 201. 
Phipps, 83, 85, 90, 160, 162, 165, 187, 188, 189, 

191, 194, 195, 205, 206, 207, 209, 212, 213, 

216, 236, 237, 248, 256, 259. 
Pilcres, 249. 
Pillion Bridge, 255. 
Pond field, 34, 46. 
Potter, 37, 69. 
Pounde, 11. 

Powder-House Road, 256. 
Powell, 1, 17, 26, 50, 59, 64, 73, 75, 104, 105, 

190. 

Power, 86, 90, 101, 102, 225. 
Poor, 195. 
Powning, 147. 
Pratt, 2, 3, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24, 26, 33, 37, 38, 39, 

46, 61, 66, 68, 69, 72, 77, 85, 90, 92, 95, 99, 

101, 105, 120, 135, 190, 209. 
Pratt's Lane, 187, 213, 230, 249, 250. 
Prentice, 220, 230, 232, 236, 237. 
Price, 78, 86, 89, 90, 151, 152. 



Prichard, 79, 89, 90, 136. 
Priest, 237. 
Prospect Isle, 7. 
Prospect Meadow, 34, 46, 47. 
Proutes, 219. 
Puddle Lane, 124. 
Purchas, 88. 
Putnam, 249, 253. 

Quarrie, 235, 236, 239. 

Quarrie Hill, 218, 236, 239, 255, 256, 257. 

Quarrie Place, 199. 

Quick, 32, 39, 41, 56, 62, 66. 

Rand, 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17, 22, 30, 31, 37, 46, 
47, 48, 56, 57, 58, 67, 74, 76, 85, 86, 87, 90, 
91, 113, 114, 115, 116, 125, 126, 132, 134, 
135, 160, 161, 164, 165, 166, 187, 188, 189, 
190, 195, 196, 199, 203, 207, 208, 212, 213, 
214, 215, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222, 225, 228, 
229, 231, 235, 236, 238, 243, 244, 246, 247, 
255, 259. 

Range Way, 196, 197, 199, 200, 201, 202, 235, 
236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 244, 246, 247. 

Rayles, 71, 99, 104. 

Raymond, 252. 

Reading, 121, 169, 174, 176. 

Redding line, 170, 174. 

Redland, 216. 

Reed, 216, 224, 241, 245, 258. 

Reserved land, 10, 45, 92, 103. 

Rhodes, 250, 253. 

Richardson, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 16, 17, 19, 25, 
26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 
42, 43, 46, 49, 50, 51, 54, 56, 57, 61, 64, 67, 
71, 73, 74, 85, 86, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 97, 99, 
107, 110, 121, 133, 134, 135, 158. 

Richbell, 77. 

Riverett, 9. 

River Side, 72. 

Road, 231. 

Roberts, 87, 88, 90, 102, 103. 

Robines, 20, 60, 251. 

Robinson, 69. 

Rock field, 6, 9, 10, 13, 18, 25, 30, 32, 38, 41, 
50, 56. 

Roe, 78, 190. 

Ropemaker's Lane, 93, 188, 214, 231, 242, 250. 

Roper, 75, 77, 87, 90, 91, 109, 139, 140. 

Rosse, 83. 

Roswell, 78. 

Rouse, 79, 91, 119, 210. 

Row, 195, 196, 203, 204, 212, 214. 

Roy, 83, 191, 201, 214. 

Royall, 150, 210, 237, 238, 240, 246, 257, 261. 

Ruck, 5, 23, 26, 48, 53, 94. 

Rudburg, 248. 

Rugg, 87, 91, 133. 

Russell, 68, 78, 82, 99, 106, 110, 111, 119, 124, 
126, 143, 144, 145, 149, 151, 152, 153, 154, 
155, 159, 160, 161, 164, 167, 168, 173, 177, 
188, 190, 194, 199, 200, 201, 203, 204, 206, 
219, 220, 224, 227, 230, 234, 235, 239, 240, 
242, 244, 246, 247, 248, 249, 251, 254, 256, 
257, 258, 259. 

Salem high way, 5, 7. 

Balle Path, 13. 

Sally, 75, 86, 87, 90, 91, 110, 111, 114, 115, 116. 

Salt Marsh, 14, 122. 

Salt Marsh Meadows, 101, 122, 127, 131. 

Salter, 79, 165. 

Sanford, 163. 

Sargeant, 106, 116, 121, 127, 131, 132. 

Savage, 195. 

Saw, Pit, 226. 

Sawyer, 89, 91, 118. 

School Lane, 187, 219. 

Sconce Point, 20, 31, 43, 51, 62, 138, 141. 

Scott, 79, 84, 91, 96, 111, 135, 187. 

Scottow, 206. 

Sedgwick, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 18, 34, 

35, 39, 45, 46, 59, 65, 70, 74, 78, 88, 91, 119, 

120, 132. 



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r, 78, 85, 91, 123, 124, 138. 
Shaw Sheine, 52. 
Sheaff, 221, 223, 224, 232. 
Shearmans, 210. 
Sheath, 208. 

Shed, 233, 234, 235, 238, 243, 255, 260, 261. 
Shepju-d, 186, 187, 190, 206, 214, 216. 
Shepheard, 79, 90, 91, 122, 123, 133, 195, 200, 

201. 
Shepheardson, 6, 8, 10, 15, 18, 35, 36, 45, 59, 

64, 2, 103, 124, 133. 
Shepie's Lane, 187, 211. 
Sheppy, 78, 150, 187, 191, 211. 
Shipley, 88, 91. 

Shippies or Townsend Street, 252. 
Sbippies Lane, 230. 

Shortfalls, 21, 31, 32, 35, 48, 54, 55, 62, 72, 96. 
Siblc, 182. 
Sill, 94". 

Simmes Creek, 39, 40, 45. 
Simpson, 207, 209, 212. 
Slaftcr or Slaughter, 181, 182. 
Slough, 217. 

Small or Slow Bridge, 216, 217. 
Smith Street, 187. 
Smith, 12, 14, 19, 21, 24, 32, 48, 53, 56, 61, 63, 72, 

75, 79, 80, 81, 84, 88, 90, 91, 92, 98, 99, 110, 

111, 118, 123, 128, 145, 150, 153, 161, 162, 
165, 167, 186, 187, 188, 190, 193, 194, 195, 
197, 202, 203, 206, 207, 209, 210, 213, 229, 
240, 244, 246, 247, 250, 254, 256, 258, 259. 

Snow, 232. 

Soley, 206, 224. 

Soleys Lane, 224. 

South Creek, 33, 36, 38, 42, 65. 

South Field, 8, 12, 16, 17, 37, 44, 47, 60, 61, 67, 

72, 120. 

South Meade, 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 19, 
21, 28, 30, 32, 33, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 
47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 61, 67, 71, 94, 118. 

South River, 2, 3, 11, 17, 18, 22, 32, 33, 38, 39, 
41, 42, 44, 46, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 65, 93, 122, 
131, 134, 151. 

South Spring, 9, 17, 63, 116, 122, 131, 180, 181. 

Souther, 229. 

Sowther, 147. 

Spencer, 78, 85, 91, 124. 

Spot Pond, 261. 

Spott Pond Meadow, 179. 

Sprague, 1, 2, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 26, 
27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44, 45, 
46, 51, 54, 56, 59, 61, 63, 64, 67, 69, 70, 72, 

73, 74, 76, 82, 83, 87, 91, 112, 118, 120, 128, 
131, 132, 133, 148, 164, 165, 182, 186, 188, 
190, 194, 198, 206, 209, 218, 224, 227. 

Spring, 156. 

Spring Gutter, 181. 

Spring Lane, 33. 

Squire, 3, 13, 15, 16, 22, 24, 28, 30, 31, 32, 39, 

40, 41, 44, 49, 57, 61, 70, 73, 93, 129, 139. 
Stanes, 163. 
Stanton, 226. 
Starr, 78. 

Stearns, 233, 236, 238, 243, 254, 256, 259. 
Stedman, 246. 
Stedson, 43, 49, 68. 
Stetson, 166. 

Stevens, 221, 224, 252, 256. 
Stilson, 8, 14, 69, 72, 86, 89, 91, 107. 
Stimson,207, 222, 247. 
Stinted Pasture, 188, 192, 195, 203, 204, 205. 
Stinted Common, 71, 100, 104, 105, 108, 109, 

112, 118, 120, 122, 127, 128, 133, 137, 140, 
153, 155, 162, 193. 

Stitson, 75, 79, 126, 133, 135, 157, 166,167, 186, 
187. (See also Stilson.) 

Stone, 210, 211, 222, 224, 233, 242, 255, 259. 

Stoneham, 261. 

Stow, 59. 

Stowell, 87, 91. 

Stowers, 2, 12, 13, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 34, 35, 37, 
40, 44, 46, 47, 48, 53, 56, 58, 59, 60, 64, 65, 
66, 67, 73, 75, 79, 80, 90, 91, 98, 115, 118, 
120, 122, 156, 164, 166, 180, 181, 218. 



Stowre, 8. 

Strawberry Hill, 30, 51, 96. 

Street Side, 119. 

Street way, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 

26, 29, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 44, 45, 46, 49, 51, 

53, 56, 59, 60, 64, 65, 66, 67, 94, 118, 133, 

136, 137, 138, 143, 144, 145. 
Streeters, 78. 

Streeter's Lane, 187, 208, 209, 224, 242. 
Stretton, 14, 16, 21, 23, 37, 52, 67. 
Stubbs, 79. 

Sturgis, 5, 41, 42, 55, 58, 74, 97, 135. 
Suffolk, 116, 117, 163, 173. 
Sullivan, 253. 
Sullivan Street, 253. 
Sussex, 141. 
Swan, 221, 222, 232, 241, 248, 249, 251, 253, 

254, 258. 
Swett, 129. 

Swing Bridge, 208, 242. 
Switzer or Sweetzer, 5, 9, 11, 15, 18, 28, 35, 

36, 42, 43, 49, 64, 66, 68, 73, 78, 80, 95, 122, 

133, 140, 165, 172, 187, 190, 200, 201. 207, 

218, 219, 222, 225, 229, 231, 232, 244, 246, 

247. 

Syble, 85, 91. 
Sybley or Sibley, 2, 12, 22, 30, 31, 35, 46, 49, 

50,51, 54, 57, 60, 66, 98, 101, 103, 105, 117, 

118, 130, 232. 
Symmes or Simmes, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 14, 18, 

19, 29, 32, 36, 43, 47, 49, 57, 64, 66, 73, 78, 

80, 85, 86, 91, 105, 106, 116, 131, 145, 158, 

165, 187, 191, 194, 198, 247. 
Symms' River, 247. 



Tapling, 239. 

Tarrice, 152. 

Taylor, 210, 211. 

Tedd, 7, 13, 31, 43, 45, 47, 50, 52, 53,54, 55, 56, 

57, 58, 68, 186. 
Teel, 225, 239, 243, 257, 258. 
Templar, 80, 152, 187. 
Temple, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 104, 105, 130, 131, 

223, 228, 237, 243, 246, 249. 
Thomas, 252. 
Thompson, 252. 

Three Pole Lane, 237, 238, 255, 256, 259, 260. 
Thwing, 245. 
Tompson, 11, 14, 24, 25, 26, 27, 38, 39, 40, 45, 46, 

49, 50, 52, 58, 64, 66, 73, 142, 158, 167, 169. 
Tower, 8. 

Town Hill, 232, 243. 
Town House, 221, 232. 
Town House Hill, 187, 188, 215, 219. 
Towne bounds, 3. 
Towne Hill Street, 251. 
Towne Street, 151, 152. 
Towne's Land, 215, 232. 
Towns Landing, 241. 
Towns Dock,242, 243. 
Townsend, 230, 232, 243, 249, 252, 253. 
Training Field, 187, 211, 213, 229, 230, 243, 252. 
Training Field Lane, 229, 252. 
Trarice, 18, 25, 27. 
Treadewayes, 207, 213. 
Trerrice, 12, 21, 34, 48, 52, 54, 55, 58, 59, 62, 

67, 70, 71, 72, 79, 87, 89, 122, 123, 133. 
Trott, 155. 
Trumball, 209, 210, 213, 225, 226, 229, 230, 237, 

242. 

Trumbell, 195, 202. 
Trumble, 76, 81, 165, 191. 
Trumbull, 85, 89, 111, 141, 187, 203, 247, 249, 

252. 

Tuckey, 79. 
Tufts, 10, 24, 56, 63, 66, 71, 84, 85, 86, 89, 91, 

114, 118, 127, 129, 147, 148, 169, 170, 171, 

174, 179, 200, 201, 218, 219, 234, 235, 237, 

238, 239, 240, 243, 244, 246, 247, 248, 250, 

251, 253, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261. 
Turkey Hill, 127. 
Turner, 216, 243, 249, 253. 
Tuttle, 32. 



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Two Penny Brook, 239. 
Tydd, 72, 77, 93. 
Tyler, 216. 

Underwood, 179, 180. 

Uphara, 218. 

Upland, 3, 5, 48, 62, 72, 107, 122, 123, 126, 127, 

133, 135. 

Upper field, 118. 
Usher, 166. 

Vines, 210. 

Wade, 84, 90, 96. 

Wads, 80. 

Wafe, 150. 

Waftes, 98. 

Waits, 209, 211, 221, 224, 225, 227, 228, 229, 

230, 248, 253. 
Walker, 43, 75, 85, 88, 90, 125, 126, 141, 145, 

156. 

Walkins, 210. 
Wall, 237. 
Wallace, 252. 
Walnut Free Hill, 244. 
Wapping, 141, 210. 
Wapping Creek, 128. 
Wapping Dock, 7, 15, 20, 55. 
Wapping Rowe, 137, 144, 145, 156. 
Wapping Street, 8, 20, 31, 41, 52, 56, 62, 66, 

123, 186, 187, 209, 211, 225, 226, 227, 242, 

243. 

Ward, 79, 90, 146, 190, 194, 196, 197, 217, 261. 
Ward's Marsh, 233, 234. 
Ware high way, 16. 
Warren, 250, 257. 
Warren Tavern, 248. 
Wass Street, 188, 209. 
Water lane, 18. 
Water Street, 249, 253. 
Waterer's, 206. 
Waterfield, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 

17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 

36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 

49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 

62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 92, 96, 97. 
Watering Place, 216, 255, 256. 
Waters, 206, 211, 212, 226, 231, 230, 249. 
Watertown, 138. 
Watkins, 211. 

Watson, 236, 238, 239, 245, 256. 
Webber's, 210. 
Welch, 189, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 203, 204, 

216, 217, 249, 251. 
Well lane, 18, 37. 
Wellington, 126. 
Wellsted, 167, 168. 

Welsh, 79, 130, 137, 221, 224, 234, 235. 
Wenham, 149. 

Wesson, 1G9, 170, 171, 172, 174, 175. 
West End, 42. ' 
West field, 117, 130, 131, 137. 
West Rockfield, 19, 59, 61, 62, 63. 
Wharf way, 16, 17, 70, 72. 
Wharfe, 89, 90, 223, 241. 
Whatson, 217, 218. 
Wheatley, 226. 
Wheeler, 65, 79, 89, 90, 116, 131, 134, 135, 146, 

147, 148, 191, 195, 200, 201, 216. 



White, 12, 32, 75, 77, 188, 189, 190, 194, 195, 

198 , 199, 203, 207, 213, 224, 232, 233, 242. 
White Island, 218. 
Whitehand, 4, 7, 17, 19, 26, 38, 40, 50, 58, 73, 

90,,91,98. 

Whitohands Island, 2, 46. 
Whiting, 250. 
Whitman, 187. 
Whittemore, 81, 181, 191, 195, 202, 203, 208, 

215, 219, 223, 224, 226,233, 230, 242, 243, 

244, 248, 249, 254, 257. 
Wickes, 4, 36. 

Wilder, 32, 55, 64, 66, 71, 77, 87, 90, 109. 
Wiley, 250. 

Wilkins, 5, 14, 72, 73, 74, 107, 135. 
Wilkinson, 3j 9, 11, 21, 25, 30, 31, 33, 36, 41, 

51, 54, 58, 60, 65, 67, 71, 96, 98, 104, 111. 
Wilkinson's Creek, 116, 131. 
Willard, 140, 163. 
Willeby, 5, 9. 

Williams, 163, 164, 170, 171, 174, 250. 
Williugton, 246. 
Willis, 198. 
Willoughby, 8, 46, 48, 61, 79, 84, 85, 87, 88, 

90, 93, 106, 112, 154, 155, 187, 191. 
Wilson, 18, 38, 72, 77, 84, 86, 90, 96, 100, 103, 

122, 144, 185, 195, 198, 199, 210, 211, 216. 
Wilson's Point, 4, 13, 14, 23, 25, 32, 38, 40, 43, 

48, 54, 55, 59, 65, 72, 94, 123, 125, 141, 163. 
Windmill Hill, 99, 108. 
Wines, 5, 16, 18, 33, 36, 39, 49, 61, 62, 63, 70, 

75, 77, 152, 188. 
Winfarthing, 154. 
Winotamies River, 6, 14, 17, 28, 43, 54. (See 

Menotomies River.) 
Winship, 241. 
AVinter Hill, 259. 
Winters Brooke, 82. 
Winthrop, 63, 70, 74, 77, 82, 109, 153. 
Wintbrop Creek, 27, 39. 
Witherall, 9, 14, 24, 29. 
Withman, 77. 
Woburn, 27, 67, 71, 72, 73, 94, 95, 99, 111, 

119, 121, 123, 132, 133, 158, 174, 176, 241, 

247, 258. 

Woburn line, 174. 
Wolrich, 12, 16, 19, 30, 42, 48, 51, 54, 55, 57, 

60, 62, 72, 73, 98, 103. 
Wood, 76, 84, 85, 90, 99, 160, 165, 188, 191, 

195, 197, 205, 207, 216, 222, 227, 229, 231, 

233, 237, 238, 244, 246, 252, 253, 255, 261. 
Woodborn, 154. 
Woodland, 5, 8. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 

18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35; 36, 

38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 53, 55, 56, 

58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 68, 71, 91, 94, 98, 103, 

125, 129, 133. 
Woodmansey, 162. 
Woodward, 156. 

Woory, 69, 81, 86, 90, 111, 112, 124. 
Wormwood Point, 218, 219. 
Worthylake, 173. 
Wotomies field, 158. 
Wright, 158, 245. 
Wyer, 81, 84, 169, 170, 171, 174, 207, 216, 221, 

222, 225, 232, 233, 236, 243, 249, 254, 256. 
Wyman, 258. 

Yeomans, 136.