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

BOSTON PUBLIC 



LIBRARY 



FORM NO. 522 6,3,54, 4U. 



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OF THE 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS. 



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BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 

1880. 



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[DOCUMENT 9 1880.] 




CITY OF MR BOSTON. 



FOURTH REPORT 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS, 



BOSTON, Sept. 1, 1880. 

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

CITY OF BOSTON, 
IN BOARD OF ALDERMEN, Nov. 2, 1879. 

The Committee on Printing respectfully offer the following report 
upon printing the Town Records of Dorchester : 

In February last the following order was passed by the City Council : 
" Ordered, That the Record Commissioners be authorized to have 
transcribed and indexed the land records of the town of Dorchester, and 
to have the same printed and distributed in the same manner as their 
previous reports, at an expense not exceeding $1,000 ; to be charged to 
the appropriation for printing." 

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

On the 25th of September the following petition was presented in the 
Common Council : 

" To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Boston: 

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

"They further represent that, in their opinion, it would be unwise and 
inexpedient to neglect any portion of said records, and that the appear- 
ance in print of an incomplete and mutilated transcript thereof would 
be greatly to be deplored. 

*' They therefore pray that said order may be so amended as to author- 



iv CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

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

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

The committee recommend the passage of the following orders. 

HUGH O'BRIEN, 

Chairman. 

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

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

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



KEPOBT OF RECORD COMMISSIONERS. v 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE, 
WILLIAM S. APPLETON, 

Record Commissioners. 



DOKCIESTER TOWN KECOKDS. 



[5.] Also Edward Raynsford and John Grenway and John 
Go} T te shall ha[ve each] of them a p'portionable quantity of 
Marish adjoyneing to their necke of L[and]. 

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

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

JOHN : MAVERICKE [whosoever 1 ] 
JOHN : WARHAM. 
WILL : GAYLARD. 
WILL : ROCKEWELL. 

16 Jan: 1632. It is ordered that Edmond Hart, Roger. Clapp, 
George. Phillips, John Hulls, Bray Wilkeins, William Hulbeard, 
Stephen ffrench, John Benham, and John Haydon, are to have 
their great lotts of 1 6 acres a peece, next the great lotts, that are 
all redy layde out towardes Naponsett. Signed 

JOHN. MAVERICKE. 

JOHN. WARHAM. 

WILLIAM. GAYLARD. 

WILL. ROCKEWELL. 

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

Cowes foote 



m r Ludlowe. 


2 


40 


m r Johnson. 


1 


20 


Henry Woolcott, 


3 


60 


m r Rosseter. 


4 


80 


m r Terry. 


2 


40 


m r Smith. 


2 


40 


m r Gallope. 


1 


20 


Thorn ffoard. 


2 


40 


m r Warham. 


3 


60 


m r Mavericke. 


2 


40 


m r Hull. 


3 


60 


Mathew. Graunt. 


2 


40 



1 This unconnected word is probably part of an unfinished entry. W. H._W. 



2 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Cowes foote 

Will. Rockewell. 2 40 

John. Hoskeins. 3 60 
Nicho : Denslowe. 

Giles Gibbes. 1 20 

William Phellps. 2 40 

Symon. Hoite. 2 40 

m r Stonghton. 4 80 

'Eltwid Fumery. 2 40 

William Gay lard. 1 20 

George Dyer 2 40 

And this to be done by the 7 th of May next ensuing, upon the 
pa3 r ne of forfiture of 5 Shillings for every Cowe in cause it be not 
done by the tyme appoynted and for the tyme to come every other 
owner that shall have milch Cowes the} T shall pay 12 pence a peice 
for every cowe. towarde the maynetayneing of these rayles. 

signed 

JOHN : MAVERICKE. 
JOHN : WARHAM. 

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

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

In Naponset necke captin Lovell, m r Tille}', Elias Parkeman, John 
Rocket, Captin Lovell and his sonne 6 acres, the rest 4 a peece ; 
Item. m r . Egelstone to have a lott on this side of the wa} T going 
to Rockesbury. 

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

nicho : Vpsall, Barnard Capen, Phillip Randall, James Parker, 4 
acres a peece. John Hoskeins, & the Widdow Purchase, betweene 
the 26 rackes John Hoskeins 3 acres, the Widdow Purchase 4. 

signed 

JOHN MAVERICKE. 
WILL. GAYLARD. 

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

JOHN MAVERICKE. 

WILLIAM GAYLARD. 

WILL. ROCKEWELL. 

1 See Savage's Dictionary for this name under Pomeroy. W. H. W. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 3 

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

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

Winter in the vacansy of the sayd this said meeting to 

continue till the first Mooneday in the moneth [7.] m r Johnson, 
m r Eltvvid Pummery [m r . Richards], John Pearce, George Hull, 
William Phelps, Thorn, ffoard. 

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

The names to see to the fences aforesayde are these ; for the 
South feild next M r Waram, M r Smith & Goodman Grenway, for 
the Westfeild, Goodman Thorneton, Phillips, for the east feild 
Goodman. Hoskeins, Lymon Hoyte, for the north feild Goodman 
Hosseford & David Wilton | 

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

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

signed. 

JOHN MAVERICKE.| 
JOHN WARHAM.| 
WILL. GAYLARD.| 



4 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Mooneday. 3. November 16, 33 It is now ordered that if the 
overseers aforesayde do upon vewe find any pales of the feilds 
aforesa} r de defective and give notice to the p't3'e that is to amend 
it and he doth not do it within Two da} T s after, he is to pay 5 s for 
every 2 dayes vntill the next meeteing and then p e sently to be 
levied.) 

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

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

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

It is agreed that their shall be a decent burying place bounden 
^ in upon theUoiapp by Goodman Grenwayes. and that shall be done 
/ by the Ratersaioresa}*de, and also a bare to carry the dead on. 

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

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

JOHN MAVERICKE. 
JOHN WARHAM. 
WILLIAM GAYLARD. 

2 d December 1633. It is ordered that for such as have great 
lotts they shall joyne this yeere in paling and if they will not then 
such as are beyond if they will pale are to remoove to the last that 
will pale and he that will not to go without, every one that will 
pale to give in his name by to morrowe seven' night : and the} T that 
p'mise to pale it is agreed that there pales posts and Rayles are to 
be in place by the last of ffebruary next, or elce forfeited their lots 
to any one that the Plantation shall thinke fit to pale & enjoy it ; 
~> Item, ordered that Rich : Rocket is to have an acre addition to 
his home lott in consideration of removing his pale in regard a 
publicke wa} r is to be through his lott ; 

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

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

JOHN MAVERICKE 
JOHN WARHAM. 
WILLIAM GAYLARD 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 5 

The 6 th January, Monneday, 1633. It is ordered that there shall 
be a fort made upon the Rocke, above m v Johnsons, and that the 
chardge thereof shall arise out of p'te of the publicke rate now 
made in the Plantation and to that end the sayde rate is to be 
dobled which is to be payd to Thorn mas fford, and Roger clapp, 
who are appoj'nted to receave the same and payment to be made 
before the first day of ffebruar3 r next, at the house of the said 
Thommas Ford : 

It is agreed that the great lotts from m r Rosciters to John Hills 
lott tow[ards] Naponset in bredth and^ight^ score in length shall 
be forthwith enclosed bj r good sufficientPale and that the" pale 
shall be set up and finished by the 20 of March next, and whoso- 
ever fayles shall forfeit his sayd lott : And [these] pales to be sixe 
foote long and the rayles to be not above 10 foote betweene [9.] 
the Postes. 

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

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

Item, it is ordered that M r Israeli Stoughton shall have the 
privaladge of a weare at Naponset adjoyning to his mill and shall 
injoy it from the sayd weare to the bridge where now it is over the 
sayde Naponset without interruption as also betweene the saj^de 
weare and the salt water, that none shall crosse the river with a 
nett or other weare to the p'judice of the sa} T d weare, And the said 
M r Stoughton is to sell the alewives there taken to the plantation 
at 5 s per thousand And that all fish besides that is taken there the 
Plantation to have at reasonable rates before any other plantation 
And the sa}"d M r Stoughton is to afford the sayd allwives at a 
lower rate than 5 s per Thousand if he cann. 

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

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

Item. It is ordered that M r Hill shall have that p'cell of ground 
adjoyneing to his former lott betweene it and John Jles. 

signed 

JOHN MAVERICKE. 
JOHN WARHAM. 

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

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



6 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

JOHN MAVERICKE. 

JOHN WARHAM. 

WILL i GAYLARD. 

The 20 th of May 1634. It is ordered that after Two nights for 
any pale that is not done, there shall be 20 s for every goad vndone. 

It is ordered that within these Two days all pig sties shall be 
removed [from] all the pales of the feilde upon payne of 20" a day 
for every day that [. .] piggs sties so stand not demolished. 

[1O.] It is ordered that Mr. Woolcott M r Johnson & Walther 
ffiler shall veiwe the pales of the great lotts and if they find any 
pale insufficient they shall forthwith give notice to him that is to 
impall who if he doth not amend within one day after he shall pay 
10 s a day for the t} T me it standes insufficient and the sa}'d p'tj'es 
shall report or deeme the pale sufficient. Afterward he whose 
swine are taken trespassing in the sayd lotts shall make good any 
trespas shall be by them committed and the sayd p r tyes or any 
other shall amend any pale after the sayd notice, they shall have 
5 s p' goad for amending them. 

JOHN MAVERICKE. 
JOHN WARHAM. 
WILLIAM GAYLARD. 

24 May 1634. -It is ordered that Thomas fford and John Phillips 
shall veiwe the pales of the East feild toward the South and if 
they find any defect in the pale to give notice to the delinquent, 
and the same penalty and conditions of the order of the 20 th of 
May to stand in force to all intents and purposes. 

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

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

signed 

JOHN MAVERICKE. 
JOHN WARHAM. 
WILLIAM ROCKEWELL. 

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

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

Item Thommas Geofry to have the lott was M r Egelstones by 
M r Hathorne. 

It is ordered that the captin shall have 30 1 p annum to begin 
at the begining of January last and that M r Rosciter and George 



DORCHESTEE TOWN RECORDS. 7 

Hull, Ancient Stoughton, Richard Collicott, M r Williams, John 
Pearce, John Bursly shall make a rate to levy the same. 
M r Hathorne 2 acres is to have in the dead Swamp. 
It is ordered that Richard Collecott may have a roome to build 
an house in the place called the church yeard. 

WILLIAM GAYLARD. 
WILLIAM ROCKEWELL. 

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

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

It is ordered that the lott which was graunted formerl} 7 to John 
Rocket shall be transferred to Robert Elway. 

It is ordered that M r Nathaniell Hall, shall have 3 acres which 
was formerly graunted to M r Captin Lovell. 

It is ordered that M r Johnson shall have Twelve acres neere his 
medowe upp Nappnset. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

October. 28, 1634. It is agreed that their shall be Tenn men 
chosen to order all the affayres of the Plantation, to continue for 
one 3'eere, & to meete monethly according to the order Oct : 8. 
1633, in the page 15 and no order to be established without seven 
of them at the least and concluded by the major p'te of these 
seven of them and all the inhabitants to stand bound by the orders 
so made as aforesavd according to the scope of a former order in 
May 11 th 1631. 

At this meeteing Tenn men were chosen whose names are inserted 
in the margint. 1 



1 Mr Newbery, Mr Stoughton, M r Woolcot, Mr Duncan, Go. Phelps, M r Hathorne, 
r Williams, Go. Miaot, Go. Gibbes, M' Smith. [Side note in orig. W. H. W.] 



8 CITY DOCUMENT Ivb. 9. 

It is agreed that whosoever is chosen in to any office for the 
good of the Plantation, he shall abide by it, or submit to a fine as 
the company shall thinke meete to impose. 

Nicholas Vpsall is chosen vnto the office of Ba} 7 life in this 
Plantation for the }'eer ensuing, and is by vertue of this office to 
Levie fines amer[ced] & rates by way of destrayneing goods or 
impoundihg cattle for the [satis. ]fieing of them. 



November 3 d 1634. It is ordered that no man within the 
Plantation shall sell his house or lott to any man without the Plan- 
tation whome they shall dislike off. 

It is also ordered by the p'sons above elected that every of them 
shall raeete the first Monday in every moneth at 8 of the clocke in 
the morneing and in case of defect to pay 6 d (if he come not before 
9 of the clocke to forfeite 12 d ) if they come not at all to forfeite 
2" according to the former order October 28 : 1634. 

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

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

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

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

Also a pound to be made with sawne barrs and Posts to be set 
all the newe way next M r Maverickes. 

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

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

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

It is ordered that Thorn : Andrewes shall have 2 acres of ground 
betwixt M r . Hathornes house and the high way from Roxbur} r , 
also John Witchfeild to have one acre and the rest of the ground 
M r . Hathorne is to have appropriated vnto his lott 

It is ordered that John Nile, Francis Tuchine, John Levit, Thorn : 
R[awlines], John Knite, John Alline, Thorn: Tilestone, Aron 
Cooke, Andrew [Pitcher] Richard Fry, George Strang [13.] 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 9 

Joseph Holly, Joseph Clarke, shall have six acres of land graunted 
them [for] their small and great lotts at Naponset betwixt the 
Indian feild and the mill. Also Giles Gibbes, is to have 3 acres 
at the same place. 

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

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

M r . Richards, Richard Collecott, Thorn. Holcomb Thorn. Duee, 
are to cast their lotts together next to those above named. 

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

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

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

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

It is ordered that the ends of the great lotts that are not 
impalled shall be inclosed by the first of Aprill next from M r War- 
hams lott to henry Smithes lot and in defect to pay for ever} r goad 6 s 

It is also ordered that if any hoggs commit any trespasse in 
any of the corne feilds within the Plantation that the owner of the 
Pall where ,they breake in shall pa} 7 the on halfe of the trespasse, 
and the swine shall pay the other halfe of the trespasse. Provided 
that all piggs vnder the age of 3 quarters shall not be tyable to 
pay any trespasse. And therefore every man is ordered to make 
his Pale sufficient by the first of Aprill as shall be approved of by 
such as are appoynted to vew it upon payne of 5 s for every goad 
that is found defective and so at all tymes to maynteyne it suffi- 
cient. 

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

It is graunted that the plat of ground betwixt M r Parkers and 
the bridge conteyning 7 acres and halfe shall be devided 2 acres to 
capta} T ne Mason. 2 acres to Jn Hollard and 3 acres and halfe to 
[' Roger Mathewes] George Procter. 

i Erased in original. 



10 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

Also for the necke of land with the heyfers. M r Holman, is to 
keepe one bull and S^ymon Hoyte one. Thomas fford one. and to 
have the like pay as the cowes. 

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

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

For the p e vension of publique complaynts for defect of paj'ments 
in the Plantation, it is ordered that such- as are defective at the 
appoynted t}'me of payment in any Rates taxations or paj'ments 
the names shall be brought in to the p'sons appoynted by the 
Plantation for publique busenesses, before they make any publique 
complaynts of it, and by them some course to be taken for the 
speedy satisfying of such defects. 

It is graunted vnto Hugh Rosciter and Richard Rocket to have 
each of them 8 acres of land on the west side of the brooke 
adjo}-ning to M r Rosciters ground as farr forth as the Plantation 
hath any right to dispose of it|. 

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

It is grannted to M r Egelstone to have 3 acres of ground in the 
necke behind his lott. 

The persons appoynted to veiwe the pales are for the great lotts 
M r Woolcott and M r Terry, for the West feild. Thorn : Moore and 
Walther Filer, ffor the Southfelde, Thomas Ford, and cristopher 
Gibson, for the East feilde. Will Phelps and M r Thomas Stough- 
ton, for the Northfeilde, Will. Horsford, Rodger Clapp. 

Aprilll7 th 1635. It is ordered that Nicholas Vpsall, and 
Mathew Graunt shall p'ceed in the measureing of the great lotts 
as the}' have begun, for which the}' are to be payed 2 d an acre by 
the owners of the land and this measuring to stand for continue- 
ance. 

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

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

It is ordered that John Phillips and Thomas Hatch shall have 
each of them 2 a.cres of land that lyes betwixt the ends of the 
great lotts and 3 acres that is graunted to Alexander Miller [15] 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 11 

if so much be there, p'vided they leave a sufficient highway at 
there great lotts e . . . 

It is graunted to John Grenway and John Benham to have 
devided betwixt them 4 acres of land on the pine necke formerly 
graunted to John Goite on condition that he come not over to pos- 
sesse it the next Somer, which ground is graunted them to make 
good the ground which they left out in their home lotts. 

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

It is also ordered that the lott of medow that was 83-1x1011 Hoytes 
next to boston side Joyning to John Witchfeild shall be devided 
betwixt M r . Rodger Williams and Gyles Gibbes. 

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

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

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

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

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

It is agreed with Thomas Thorneton and Thomas Ranford to 
vnder take the keepeing of the Cdwes for the space of 7 moneths, 
to begin the 15 th of Aprill for which they are to have 5" 3 d the 
Cowes if there be six score, if not so man} 7 the owners of the 
Cowes are to make up their pay 31 lb . 10 s . if there be more they are 
to take their advantidge and this to be payed the one halfe in May, 
and the other halfe at the 7 moneths end. 

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

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

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

July 5 th 1635. It is graunted that Thomas Duee shall have 2 
acres of moweing ground neere the fresh Marsh which he hath 
formerty mowen in satisfaction for on acre of ground which he left 
in common at his house. 



12 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

[16.] If there be no exception agaynst by the next meeting. 

It is graunted to William Phellps to fence in 2 acres and halfe 
of dry ground adjo3'neing to his medowe ground in the little necke, 
in satisfaction for what he wants in his home lott. 

Whereas there is a former order for all swine that shall trespasse 
in any of the Come feilds, the pale where the swine come in to pay 
one halfe and the swine the other : It is now further ordered that 
such swine as trespass shall be impounded and there to be kept till 
the owner shall pa} 7 the trespasse, as shall be J'udged by Two of 
the members : and if the owner in 3 dayes after notice take not 
of the swine and satisfie the trespasse then it may be lawful for the 
Ba}*life to sell the swine as he can and pay the trespasse and re- 
turne the overpluss to the owner. 

also ownonr of the pales where swine come in it shall be lawfull 
for the Bay life to attach his goods and satisfy halfe. the trespasse 
according to the former order. 

And further it is ordered that the same Course shall be taken for 
the lev t ying of an} r trespasse that shall be committed by goates or 
other cattle. 

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

The 12 th of August 1635. These are to testify to all whome it 
may concern that I Thomas Holcombe have sould and give full 
possession vnto Richard Joanes both of Dorchester 4 acres of 
ground with my houses and all things thereto p'taj'ning and 8 acres 
of ground of my great lott on Roxbury bounds and 6 acres of 
medow ground on the side Naponset river and 3 acres on the other 
side the river : 

I, Thomas Duee of Dorch : do likewise fully confirrne vnto Richard 
Joanes of Dorch : and give him full possession of 4 acres of ground 
with my house and all thereto belonging, also 8 acres of ground 

of my great lott, also ten acres of medowe on the side Na- 

ponset, and 4 acres of medowe on the other side, and 2 acres of 
medowe in the fresh marsh. 

TD 

The marke of THOMAS DUEE. 

TJie if* day of November, 1635 It is ordered that M r . Na- 
thaniell Duncan, M r . Demicke, Thomas Ford and Mathew Graunt, 
or any two of them shall have power to lay out an hundred and 
fifty acres of medow to M r . Israel Stoughton, in a medow lying 
six miles above his mill at Naponset river [17] and was graunted 
him by order of Court. \ And likewise next there vnto t . . . out 
an hundred acres of rnedow vnto M r . Thomas Newbery as that was 
likewise graunted him by order of Court togeother with an hun- 
dred acres of Upland gr[ound] and likewise it is ordered and 
agreed upon whereas M r . Newbery hath relinquished a former 
graunt from the Plantation of 40 acres of Marish and 20 acres 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 13 

of Upland in squantum Necke he is now to take all the ground 
from his house to M r . Willsons farme, in consideration thereof. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Philps. 
Nathaniell Duncan. 
M r . George Hull. 
M r . Democke. 
William Ga} r lar. 
M r . Roger Williams. 
George Minot. 
Jojin Phillips. 
M r . Newbery. 

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

[18.] The 17 th day of December 1635. It is ordered that 
Robert Deeble shall have inlardgment of Two goad in length from 
his house vpward, and that, and that his sonne T[hommas] Deeble 
shall have six goad next him, to goe with a right lyne vp from the 
pale before his house on condition for Thommas Deeble to build a 
house there within one yeere or elce to loose that goad graunted him. 

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

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

It is ordered that William Rockewell shall have halfe an acre 
of ground next M r Stoughtons neere the fish house to build him an 
house with condition that if he goe away, and leave the Plantation 



14 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

he leave the sa}'d house and ground to the Plantation in paying 
him the chardge. 

It is ordered that no man shall fell any trees within 20 goads of 
the meeting house upon pennalty of Tenn shillings for every tree 
that is felled to be levyed by distresse vpon his goods. 

It is ordered that Thomas Foord shall have six acres of the fresh 
marsh neerest the towne in lieu of 2 acres he was to have from M r . 
Newbery over the Watter and more that he was to have there. 

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

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

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

/ 

Henry Tookes . . . . . . 20 acres 

Wirldow Purchase 16 " 

Mathias Sension 20 " 

Thomas Thorneton 16 " 

Thomas Samffbrd 16 " 

William Sommer . . . . . 20 ' 

Roger Clap 16 " 

Aron Cooke ...... 16 " 

John Pope . 20 " 

m r . Pinny 20 " 

Henry Wright 20 " 

William Hannam 16 " 

Barnard Gapin and his sonne . . . 30 " 

Thomas Swift 20 " 

[19.] Robert Deeble and his sonne . . 30 " 

M r . Demieke 20 " 

John Eales 20 " 

George Procter 20 " 

Richard Wade . . . . . 20 " 

Robert Winchell 16 " 

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

It is ordered that Thomas Marshfeild shall have 12 acres of 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 



15 



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

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

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

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

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

The 1 st of February 1635 . . William Ga} T lar shall 

have about 2 acres of medowe next 

[Here a half leaf is gone.] 

[2O.] It is ordered that Will : Sumner is to have 3 acres of 
the fresh marsh next Goodman Ford. 

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

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

The names of those which have medow graunted them the 18 th 
ffebru : 163.5. la the fresh marsh neerest the Towne. 



First Marsh 

Oliuer Purchase 2 acres 

Thorn : Thorneton 2 acres 

Goodman Sampford 2 " 

Henry Wright 2 " 

Christopher Gibson 2 " 

Sannder Miller 2 " 

Austin 'Clement 2 " 

John Binham j acre 

Thorn Swift j acre 

M r . Democke 2 acres 

Richard Callecott 4 " 

George Minot 6 " 

George Hull 2 " 

John Phillips 6 " 

Nathnniell Duncan 2 " 

John Pearce 2 u 



Second Marsh. 

M r . Joanes 
Jos : Flood 
Will. Preston 
Roger Clap 
Good : Hill 
M r . Makepeace 
M r . Bates 

William Hannam 
George Procter 
John Miller 
Barnebe Foeer & 

John Smith 
Thorn : Stilestone 
Kemmerly 
Joshua Tuchill 
David Price 
M r . Hoi man 



5 acres 
3 " 
3 " 
2 " 
2 " 
2 " 
2 " 

1 acre 

2 acres 
2 " 



[Here J pnge missing, being torn.] 
Giles Gibbs 10 acres Richard Rocket 6 acres. 
It is ordered that all the feilds for Corne shall be inclosed p' the 
fourteenth of March and whosoever is defective in doing it shall 
pay live shillings to be Ie\ r 3'ed p' distresse and after that da}'' an} T 
hoggs found in corne feilds shall be impounded and pay damadge 
according to order of Generall Court. 



16 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The first of March. 1635. It is ordered that the ground that 
was left betwixt William Gaj'lard and Eltwid Pommer3 r , which was 
left for a high way shall now remayne to the vse of William Gay- 
lard, till the Towne shall aga}'ne require it. 

It is ordered that whereas Walther Filler was by vert[u] of his 
Ba3'life office to levy all rates, fynes and amercements, p' pounding 
the offenders goods and so to sell the goods and returne the over- 
plus as in the order made in November, 1635, he hath now further 
power given him not only to recover such rates and fines by pound- 
ing of cattle or piggs but also to distra} T ne an} r other goods and 
thereof to make sale to pay such rate or fynes and to Returne the 
overplus to the offenders. 

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

M r . Ludlow. Richard Callicot 

M r . Stoughton Austin Clement. 

M r . Duncan M r : Demicke 

M r . Hull George Dyar. 

Geo : Gaylard John Phillips 

George Minot M r . Williams 

Thomas Ford. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

M r . Mather. 2 acres Thomas Lambert. 2 acres 

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

Will : Gaylard, 2 

John Grenwa} 7 " j acre one more if so fall out 

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

Richard : Callicot 
M r . Duncan. 3 acres 
M r . Hill 2 acres 

Walther filer 2 acres 
Anc : Stoughton 2 *' 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 17 

Jellets. 2 acres. 

Good, fford 2 " 
Good. Dyar 3 " 

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

It is ordered that M r . Ludlow may have stray te downe to the sea 
the marsh that lyes next the 4 acres to his hoame lott. 

And that all that are of M r . Duncans side shall have the ground 
to themselves before their doores niakeing and maynetaynaing a 
sufficient high way so far as M r . Stoughtons reserveing as much as 
may set a meeteirig house betweene Good. Johns, and where Good- 
man Rockewell now dwells. 

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

It is ordered that the highway from M r . Stoughtons to M r . Lud- 
lowes shall be 3 lugg broad all along and so downe to Nicholas 
Vpsall, 4 Lugg. 1 

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

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

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

It is ordered that Goodman Bates, shall have 2 acres in the 
Marish next Goodman Grenwa}*es. 

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

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

[23.] It is ordered that M r . Israel Stoughton shall have half 
an acre [near] William Rockewells house and the salt Marsh in a 
long . . . 

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

July 5 th 1636 

M r . Ludlow. Thomas fford. 

M r . Stoughton. Richard Collicot. 

M r . Hull. Austin Clement. 

Natha : Duncan. M r . Williams. 

M r . Demoeke. John Phillips. 
George Minot. 
George Dyar. 

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

1 A lug is sixteen and a half feet square. W. II. W. 



18 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

It is ordered that Aron. Cooke relinquishing a former graunt of 
4 acres of medow in the second Marsh, hath 4 acres now graunted 
in the hither great marsh adjo3'ning to Goodman Collicot. 

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

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

It is graunted that these men whose names ensue shall have lotts 
at Squantum nccke according to the p'portion here expressed M r . 
John Till} 7 as the great lott to his brothers hoame lott 12 acres, 
and M r . Holland 12 acres M r . Richards 10 acres, Good : White 
12 acres, John Whitcomb 12 acres to plasters lott and John Hull 
8 acres. 

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

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

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

It is graunted to Richard Collicott as an addition to his great 
lott six acres of land in Narraganset way be}~ond Naponset upon 
the bounds between us and Mount Wolleston. 

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

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

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

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

It is graunted to M r . Ludlow, M r . Hill and the neighbours that 
haue lotts with them that may run a pale downe into the sea at the 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 19 

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

It is granted to Nicholas Upsall, to the quantity of 5 good 
square of ground adjoyning to Goodman Rockewells lott on the 
comon for a garden. 

The former graunt of Nine goad to Good Ford in the Common by 
M r . Mavericks house being yeilded up by him to the Towne, he 
was graunted in lew thereof nine goad in length of the sayd comon 
by the pound. 

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

The names of such as were chosen for the ordering of the affares 
of the plantation to begin from the second of January, being the 
first Moone day of the month and so to continue the monethly 
meeteings for six monethes or till new be chosen, 8 of which num- 
ber being p e sent, they may act and order any thing in the Planta- 
tion according to the scope of former orders to that effect. If any 
of these shall be absent without good cause, allowed by the rest, 
[he] shall pay for his so fa3*leing 5 shillings, any that shall come 
after the houre of 8 of the clock to pa} r 12 pence, and after 9 to 
pa} r 2 shillings : if any stay longer to pay the full fine of 5 shil- 
lings, when 3 of these are come together they shall Judge of the 
tyme this act to continue for a firme order from Time to tyme. 

M r . Stoughton John Hollman 

Henry Withington Will. Gaylard 

Nathaniel Duncan Cristopher Gibson 

George Minot John Pierce 

Richard Collicot M r . Joanes 

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

By Nathahiell Duncan, one barrell 

By Richard Collicot, one barrell 

By Nicolas Vpsall, one barrell 

By John Gapin one barrell 

Joseph Flood is chosen Ba3*life during the tyme of the 12 men, 
now Chosen and till new be Chosen to that office, and it is ordered 
that he shall levie all fynes, rates or amercements for the Planta- 
tion p' impounding the offenders goods ; and there to delay ne them 
till satisfaction [be] made, and if the owner of the goods shall 
not make satisfaction within 4 dayes it shall be lawfull for him to 
sell the goods and to returne the ouerplus to the p'ty offending, 
and to [be] alowed 12 d for euery distresse, and 2 d for euery im 



20 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

It shall be lawfull for the sayd Ba}'life to recouer any rates or 
amercements p' way of distresse [on] any goods. 

It is ordered that whereas there was half an acre of Marsh 
formerly graunted to Christou [er] Gibson tying at the end of John 
Moores lott next the ship, the sa} T d halfe an acre is given oner to 
the sayd John Moore p' the said Christo : Gibson .... 

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

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

It is ordered that William Gaylar, George Dyar, and M r . 
Hathorne shall make a rate for 25 lb . for publicke use. 

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

It is ordered that their shall be one intire sufficient ffence 
from the Lower Corner of M r . Newberyes great Lott and so round 
the great lotts towards the Comons to the pale of the six acre 
loots and from those lotts to the river of Naponsett which pale 
from the farther Corner of the great lotts to the six acre lotts and 
from the six acre lotts to the riuer to be paled and ma3 r netayned 
by those which possesse the six acre lotts, and by those that haue 
formerly paled the farther side of the great lotts, and for those 
which haue paled the hither side formerly to doe that still, all this 
to be done very sufficiently by the 20 th of March next. 

It is farther ordered that George Meinot and John Philips, shall 
see to the farther side that their be sufficient pale, and M r . Glover, 
and M r . Holmand to looke to the hither side and where the} 7 shall 
find anj r defect to p'sent it to the 12 men. 

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

It is ordered that Henry Withington shall see the makeing of the 
gate to the great lotts at the chearge of those which haue their 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 21 

lotts according to a former order, and the sayd gate to be mayne- 
tayned p' all the sayd great lotts and also b} r the six acre lotts. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Poape and Edward Clap to vew their feild. 

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

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

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

It is ordered that all the land both of the great necke and about 
the Townes line and of both sides the Riuer of Naponsett which is 
not allredy allotted out shall be deuided into p'priety to each 
hoame lott according to p'portion agreed vpon so far up in the 
Countery one both sydes the Riuer the place called mother brooks. 



22 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

[27.] It is ordered that Mr Glouer shall hane 30 acres of 
vpland . . . medow beyond Naponsett about a mile from the 
mill in lieu of a Twenty acre lott amongst the great lotts beyound 
the fresh marsh which he leaues to the Plantation. 

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

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

It is ordered for the better payment of heardsmen that whomso- 
euer shall put any cattle to keepe, and neglect to bring in his 
mony to the say heardsman for such cattle at such t} T mes as shall 
be agreed, for after some Generall warneing one a lecture day it 
shall be lawfull for the Baylife to impound any cattle of such 
p'sons and their to deteyne them for a day in which t3'me if the 
p't}' hauing noteice thereof doe not bring in his money the sa}'d 
Baylife with 2 freemen shall price and make sale of such Cattle 
and take satisfaction for what is due to the heardsmen 3 shill. for 
himself p'ty for levying the distresse, and then to return the ouer- 
plus to the delinquent. 

It is ordered that M r . Stoughton and M r . Holman shall furneish 
3 Bulls for the heard of cowes of that side the Towne and to 
be payd 12 d for each Cow and the mony to be pa}~d into the 
heardsmen. 

It is ordered that Mathias Sension and Thomas Sampford shall 
keepe the Cowes this } r eere to begin the 17 th day of Aprill and to 
continue the keepeing them till the 15 th of Nouember to haue for 
their pay in keepeing 5 shill 8 the head for as mam^ as are brought 
in ; The sayd five shill p' head to be payd J in hand at halfe the 
tyme the other at the end of the tyme. 

It is also ordered that all that haue Cowes shall put them to the 
Keepers to be kept in the ordinary Cow pasture, and none to be 
put away at the Necke of land or keepe them otherwise about the 
Towne or from the heard, one payne of 10 s for [such] oifending. 
Also that all that line Northwards from the meeting house shall 
[. . .] their Cows into the open place befo r the meeteing house 
within an hower of [sunne] rising and their the keepers to be 
ready to driue them &way and so to blow their home along the 
Tow. e and whosoever bring not their cowes before M r S tough- 
tons house within an hower of sunnerising, the keepers shall 
s ay no longer [but] drive away those which are ready to the Pas- 
t re and those which through their [owne] neglect haue their Cows 
Lehind shall not make that any Barre of payment to the keepers. 

It is ordered that M r Holman shall haue 20 acres of vpland 
beyond the ... next to M r Hutchissons. 

It is ordered that Mr. Joanes shall have 20 acres of vpland for 
a great Lott [which] he had p'missed him for that that was Silvis- 
ters, for which he is to haue, . . . lott of 20 acres which was 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 23 

formerly graunted to Mr. Glouer, which one some [conside] ration 
he left vnto the Plantation according to a former order. 

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

The 2 d of May. Whereas by a former order it was concluded 
the great and little necke [should be] forthwith diuided amongst 
the inhabitants it is thought meete and agreed [. . .] [28] shall 
challeng after diuision and posession any portion there as his [&] 
[Portion of leaf gone.] giuen and graunted to him and his foreuer 
upon these Termss videlicett That if some shall desire to plant 
and others -to keepe Cattle The Minor p'te shall fence agaynst the 
Major, that is if the Minor p'te will imp've their p'perty to Corne 
or the like, and the Major pte to Cattle, the Minor shall then 
fence agaynst the Major at his own p'ill, and so the like if the Miner 
will keepe Cattle and the Major plant the}' must secure the Majors 
Corne and be lya[ble] to pa}' dammages if they doe not, pro- 
vided that the Count be according to the most voyses and not ac- 
cording to the greatest number of acres. For p e venting of ouer 
burthening the same land it is mutually agreed that after October 
next six score Cowes shall be Counted the full stock for the whole 
necke being in Count 480 acres and so each man to haue commons 
according to his Number of acres and no man to exceed, other 
Cattle being alowed as followith, fiue goates to one cow, male and 
female Counted alike, and goates of a yeere old all vnder that age : 
10 kids to one Cow ; 2 yeerlings to one Cow ; 3 Two yearelings 2 
Cowes, one workeing oxe to a Cow, one Mare and a Colt to Two 
Cowes, 4 Calues for one Cow ; a yeereling Colt for a Cow, and a 
Two yearling so likewise untill 3 yeere old. This order to Con- 
tinue vntill it be altered by the major p'te of voyces. 1 

The 9 th of May. It is ordered that the Necke of land conteyne- 
ing by measure about 480 acres shall be from henceforth the pp 
inheritance of the p e sent inhabitants of the Towne of Dorchester in 
this manner : every hoame lott that hath a dwelling house there- 
on or inhabitant incumbant in the Towne ; he or it shall haue one 
acre to the sayd lott, and other hoame lotts halfe an acre ; then 
the remayner to belong to the same planters by this rule. Three 
fifts to mens estates owne pp as vsuall they have burden ; and 2 
fifts to p'sons equally thus Counted. All men with their wiues 
and Childen in the Plantation vnder their p e sent gouerment in 
famalyes to be Counted ; Provided allowance be made where house 
and lotts are entire allbeit for p e sent they haue no p'sons incumbant 
according to the pportion of such as Lately did inhabite them. 

It is ordered that any of the members or housekeep'rs which shal- 
be Chosen to goe for a souldier and haue a Charge of busenesse to 
leaue behind him, he may commend the Care of his busenesse to 
some freind which he shall nominate who if he cannot of himself 
or p'cure others to doe it at the sames wages that is giuen to the 
soulddiers it shall be lawful for Henery Withington M r . Brankard, 
M r . Bates and Nathaniell duncan or any of them to enjoyne any 



24 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

who they shall think fitt to work in this k[ind] for the helpe of 
need, and if any being so joyned shall refuse to worke he shall pay 
fiue shill for such refusal to be leuied by distresse. 

It is ordered also that any that haue servants or any other which 
goe in the service shall haue the Benefitt of this order. 

The 2 d September 1637. These are to testifie to all who that 
may Concerne that I John Bramher? haue sould and giue full 
posess n vnto Ambrose Martin my dwelling howst and cow 
howses ioying with my hoame lot of about 3 or 4 akers and my 
great lot of 16 ackers within and without paling. Also [8] acke ri 
of meddow 6 akers of the medow this side of neponset Riv[er], and 
2 akers beyond the river Witnes my hand the day abovementioned. 

JOHN BRA**** 

[29.] Septem 10 th 1637. There is graunted vnto William 
Hannam that p'te of the swamp lying ou agaynst his howse so farre 
as Rich Wades pale hee paying his p'te of the charge with the rest 
of his neighbours, of maynta} T ning a bridge ov[er] the wat r . 

The howse of Willm Hannan with the sayd p'te of his swamp, 
his hoame lott and great lot, and one aker of meddow hee hath 
made sales of vnto Jonas Humphries with his Interest in the 
C onions 

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

M r . Glouer 

Nathaniell Duncan Edward Clap 

M r . Joanes Roger Clap 

M r . Bates Will. Sumner 

Richard Collicot 

M r . Howan 

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

It is ordered that Nathaniell Duncan shall Audite the account 
for Custables both for the Country and Plantation. 

It is agreed that M r . Stoughton & M r . Glouer see the mending 
of the highway to the mill and to be pa} T d out of the Towne rates. 

It is ordered that M r . Bates and Roger Clap shall make in- 
quiry what Marsh or medow ground is not j*ete alotted out. 

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

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

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



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 25 

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

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

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

M r Stovghton Good : Munings 

M r Glouer M r . Bates 

M r . Butler Nath : Duncan 

[other name illegible.] 

[3O.] It is agreed that M r . Mathers shall have his 100 acres 
layd out over the Water next M r . Holmans and Richard Collicots. 

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

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

his owne and M r . Rich : lot 

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

Whereas by order of Generall Court it is left to euery Plantation 
to make such order as in their discretion the} 7 shall think fitt for 
p r venting trespasses by swine on pennalty of the Plantations neglect 
of makeing or not executeing such order to pay all such Trespasses 
as shall be made p' swine. It is therefore ordered that none shall 
keepe any swine to let them runne in the Commons without suffi- 
cient yoakes and Ryngs within one miles of any Corne feild one 
payne of 5 s for every hog or pigg taken and impound p' any p'son 
which is not so yoaked and ringed, besides the Trespasses made 
by any such hoggs to pay doble damage, the damage to be Judged 
p' any of the neighbors such penalty and damage to be levied p' 
distresse and this order to take effect the first of ffebriary next. 

By a meeting of 20 men l chosen to order all the affayres of the 
Plantation 

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

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

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

1 M T . Stoughton, Mr. Glouer, Mr. Holman, Nath: Duncan, Will, Gaylor, Mr. 
Parker, John Pierce, Mr. Holland, George Dyer, Rich: Colicot, m r . meinot, m r . with- 
ington, John Pope, Will Sumner, John Moore, M r . Bates, John Grinvray, Roger Clap. 
Ed: Clap. 



26 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Will : Blake Christouer Gibson, Jo : Phillips shall have confirmed 
to them the ground Jo3"neing to there hoame lotts to the other pule 
alowing 3 goad for a highway. Provided that none in this graunt 
come below the bridge towards Goodman Upsalls. 

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

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

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

It is ordered that no p'son whatsoever shall fell any Trees within 
the Commons of Dorchester for any use to make sayles of without 
the Plantation one payne of losse of their labour and 5 s to be 
levied by distresse for eueiy tree so felled. 

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

It is ordered that Nicholas Vpsall and Will Rockwell are to 
take what is theirs where their 8 akers was granted and noane elce- 
where and that equally betwixt them. 

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

1 [32.] It is ordered that Goodman Greenway shall possesse 
only 4 akers of Marsh ground adjo3*neing to the pine necke one 
which end of the necke he will. 

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

It is ordered that Edmond Munnings shall haue that p'te of 
land jo3'neing to his house in lue of Calves Pasture : alowing 4 
Goad for a high way to the necke to be layd out By Good : Ga}*- 
lor, M r . Glouer, M r . Bates, and John Poape. 

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

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

It is ordered that Richard Collicot shall have 2 akers of land 
beyond his house jo} T neing to the pales of the great lotts be3*ound 
the path and M r . Holman to have 2 akers more following him. and 
M r . Richards to have 2 akers more there if so much within the 
highway, or elce to have 2 akers next his house p'vided the wood 
be left for comons 1 }-eere except some Trees for shadow. Christo : 
Gibson, Goo : Pierce, to lay out the 6 akers. 

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

iPage 31 of the original is a map of very primitive construction of which we give a 
facsimile. -W.H.W. 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 27 

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

It is ordered that M r . Holland haue all the rest of the marsh 
jo}*neing to the p}'iie necke after 4 akers graunted to Good : Green- 
way and one akre more to be resented to the disposall of the Plan- 
tation. M r . Glouer and Good : Ga3 r lor to lay it out. 

It is ordered that M r . Joanes have 2 akers of Marsh joyneing to 
his other Marsh p' the Trees towards fox poynt. 

It is ordered that Good. Gapin shall hauve 2 akers more there- 
abouts. 

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

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

It is ordered than John Whipple shall haue 8 akers of land 
graunted him in full of all allotments to be lay d out by M r . S tough- 
ton and M r . Glouer about the mill as may be least p'juditiall to the 
plantation, this graunt being in reguard of a former p'mise upon 
record. 

It is ordered that from hence forwards noe house within the 
great lotts from the higher pale to the sea and the Riuer of Napon- 
set shall be p'mitted to keepe any swine or Cattle without their 
owne fence to indamage other mens corne feilds one pa3*ne of 
paying doble [33.] Damages for any Trespasses made by such 
swyne or cattle, to be levyed by the distresse. 

It is ordered that the p't} T es vnderwritten shall haue each of them 
satisfaction in lieu of the calues Pasture from the Burying place 
towards John Phillips. 

M r . Trobrige 1 aker. M". Tillie 1 aker 

Good. Kimerly 1 aker. 

John Phillips an aker neere his house 

M r . Blake one aker. 

Good Wade one aker putting in his pale at the Corner of his 
lott for Bettering the highway. 

Good : Tomkines 1 aker. Goo : White 1 aker 

Good : Hawes 1 aker 

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

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

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

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



28 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

It is ordered that the p't} r es vnder-written shall haue their por- 
tions in satisfaction of the Calves pasture in the Marsh beyound 
the Trees oner agaynst the fox poynt. 

SI ; 

Joseph Farenworth 2 akers 

Thorn : Wiswall to have 2 akers towards fox poynt 

Joseph Flood to have 2 akers there. 

M r . Martin 3 acres 

Thorn : Millet 2 acres there. 

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

It is ordered that Robert Elwell shall haue 2 acres of Marsh at 
M r . Ludlow[es] necke. 

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

John Pierce 2 akers there next Good : Gibsons. 

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

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

It is ordered that M rs . Biggs shall have 1 acre of Marsh in lue 
of Calves Pasture neere her owne at the necke. 

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

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

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

It is ordered that M r . Butlar is to haue a knap of land oner 
agaynst his house to be set out p' Roger Clap and Edw : Clap so as 
is not p e juditial to the neighbors or the high waj 7 ". 

[34.] Nicholas Clap to haue a strip of marsh lyeing by the 
pyne necke joyneing to his about an acre or 2 to be layd out by 
Will. StunY. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is ordered that Thorn : Swift shall haue one acre in lue of 
Calves pasture neere the mark't tree. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 29 

It is ordered that Roger Clap haue about halfe an acre joyneing 
to the medow at Po. 1 poynt in lew of calves pasture for M a . Wicth- 
feilds house. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is ordered that all the land in common within Dorchester one 
both sides the Riuer Naponset shall be deuided according to the 
rule alredy agreed upon for deuideing the necke all convenient 
watering places to be left common 2 and this diuision to be accord- 
ing to states and p'sons as it stands now 16 January the t} T me of 
the making this order. The 20 men to Judge of Circumstances in 
setting downe mens estates. 

[35.] March 18 th . It is ordered that all the hoame lotts 
and great lotts shalbe sufficiently fenced agaynst swine and great 
cattle p' the 25 th of this mounth. on pa} T ne of thre shillings for euy 
goad found defectiue, to be leuied p'distresse, besides damedg. 



The Proportion which each man is 
to haue in the necke according to the 
rule agreed on for deuideing the same 
as here vder fott 



The Proportion which 
each man is to haue in the 
Cowes Pasture and other 
lands according to the same 
rule of deuision for euery 
on this side the Riuer 





akers. 


goads. 


rodes. 


akers. 


goads. 


rodes. 


M r . Stoughton 


26 


i 


} 


26 


f 


20 


M r . Glover 


20 


1 


12 


20 


} 


12 


M r . Whitman 


13 


I 


. . 


13 


i 




M r . Bates 


8 


3 




8 


3 




M r . Meinot 


7 


1 


20 


8 


3 




M". Newbery 


7 


1 


28 


7 


1 


28 


Ed. Munnings 


10 


3 


12 


10 


3 


12 


N. Duncan 


5 


3 

4 




5 


3 




J. Holman 


8 






8 






Tho : Richards 


11 


2 


20 


12 







1 Powow probably. W. H. W. 

1 The Comons watering places to be restored to the Cow walke. Marginal note. 



30 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



M r . Trobridge 

M r . Hill 

M". Biggs 

M M . Tilly 
Mather 
Martin 
Gilbert 
Hawkins 
Knight 



M r . Butlar 
M r . Aderton 
M r . Withington 
Widow Smed 
M r . Parker 
Thorn : Joanes 
Alexander Miller 
Andrew Pitcher 
Austen Clement 
Brey Wilkeins 
Henery Way 
Chr. Gibson 
David Price 
Ed : Clap 
Ed : Bullocke 
Ed : White 
Geo : Dyer 
Geor : Procter 
Geo : Weeks 
Tho : Dicker in an 
Ralf. Tomkins 
Rich : Wright 
Jonas Hum fry 
Henery Wright 
Joseph Tuchili 
John Moore 
John Whetcomb 
John Smith 
Widd. {foster 
John Phillips 
Joseph Flood 
John Capen 
***o Eales 
**o Nile 
** 



** Hill 

** Pope 

[36.] o Holland 

The rest of the 
Neck. 

John Hull 
John Grinway 



akers. 


goads. 


rodes. 


akere. 


goads. 


rodes. 


7 


1 


20 


7 


1 


20 


7 


3 


20 


8 


_ 


10 


4 


2 


20 


4 


3 


2 


4 




30 


4 


- 


30 


12 


. . 


u 


12 


_ 





4 


. . 


. . 


6 


2 


20 


9 




20 


9 


1 


28 


8 


2 


24 


11 


_ 


20 


2 




10 


10 


3 


_ 


6 


2 


10 


9 


_ 


10 


6 


3 


30 


13 


2 


_ 


7 


2 


2 


7 


3 


6 


3 


. . 


8 


3 


_ 


8 


3 


2 


30 


3 


3 


12 


5 


3 


30 


6 


1 


10 


4 


. . 


20 


4 


_ 


20 


1 


2 


35 


1 


2 


35 


3 


1 


1 


3 


1 


1 


2 


3 


32 


2 


3 


32 


2 


2 


12 


2 


2 


12 


3 


3 


32 


3 


3 


32 


2 


2 


12 


2 


2 


12 


4 


1 


12 


4 


2 


32 


3 


3 


8 


2 


1 


8 


3 


, . 


35 


3 


_ 


35 


4 


2 


32 


4 


3 


32 


4 


1 


5 


4 


1 


4 


3 


2 


36 


4 


2 


10 


3 


1 


17 


3 


2 


37 


2 


3 


37 


2 


3 


37 


3 


1 


18 


3 


1 


18 


2 


3 


16 


3 


1 


6 


2 


3 


4 


2 


3 


26 


3 


1 


32 


3 


1 


32 


3 


3 


37 


4 


2 


37 


4 


3 


10 


4 


3 


10 


2 





30 


2 


_ 


30 


2 


. . 


30 


2 


__ 


30 


8 


. . 


17 


8 


_ 


17 


3 


, . 


35 


3 


2 


10 


2 


, , 


10 


2 


1 


30 


5 


2 


20 


5 


2 


20 


2 


1 


2 


2 


1 


2 


4 


, . 


12 


3 


1 


12 


3 


. . 


3 


3 


1 


23 


4 


. . 


18 


4 




18 


6 


. 4 


20 


6 




20 



Division of the Rest of the Division of 
other land. 

akers. goads, rodes. akers. goads. rodes. 

4-36 4-36 

436 41 6 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 



31 



John Kinsly 
John Binham 
Joseph Pharneworth 
Nicho : Clap 
M r . Billingham 
Nicho : Upsall 
Natha : Wales 
Rich : Joanes 
Widdow Purchase 
Rich : Wade 
Roger Clap 
Robert E' veil 
Robert Deeble 
Richard Collicot 
Thorn. Lumbert 
Thorn. Demicke 
Tho. Swift 
Tho. Andrews 
Tho. Millet 
Tho. Hatch 
John Pierce 
Tho. Tilestone 
Will. Sumner 
Will. Blake 
Will. Read 
Will. Lane 
Will. Preston 
M r . Hathomes House 
"Will. Gaylor 
Tho. Wiswell 
Tho. Kinnerly 
Tho. Sampford 
Benjamin Fen 
Good : Topley 
Jo : Rig-by 1 
M r . Hutchison 
Geo. Way 

M r . Witchfeilds House 
John Miller 
Bernard Capin 
Mathew Sension 
M r . Makepeace 
Richard Hawes 
Tho. Tredwell 
Robert Peirce* 



akers. 


goads. 


rodes. 


akers. 


goads. 


rodes. 


3 


2 


10 


3 


2 


10 


3 


2 


10 


3 


2 


10 


5 


1 


32 


5 


1 


32 


3 


2 


28 


4 


, ^ 


8 


3 




30 


3 


. , 


30 


4 




25 


4 


2 


5 


4 


1 


. . 


4 


1 


, , 


5 


3 


21 


5 


3 


21 


1 


2 


28 


1 


2 


28 


1 


2 


39 


1 


2 


39 


4 


. , 


. . 


4 


. . 


. . 


2 


2 


39 


2 


2 


39 


2 


3 


22 


2 


3 


20 


6 


3 


38 


6 


3 


38 


3 


_ 


35 


3 


2 


10 


3 


3 


4 


4 


. . 


24 


3 


1 


T2 


3 


1 


12 


2 


1 


30 


2 


3 


10 


2 


3 


4 


2 


3 


4 


3 


1 


6 


3 


1 


6 


4 


. . 


2 


4 


1 


22 


2 


3 


2 


2 


3 


2 


5 


2 


12 


5 


2 


12 


3 


2 


. . 


5 


, . 


. . 


3 


3 


36 


3 


3 


36 


3 


2 


16 


3 


2 


16 


3 


3 


8 


3 


3 


8 


3 


3 


26 


4 


, , 


30 


5 


3 


12 


5 


3 


12 


5 


, , 


6 


5 


. 4 


6 


3 


2 


4 


3 


2 


4 


2 


1 


24 


2 


1 


24 


1 


3 


26 


1 


3 


26 


2 


1 


4 


2 


1 


4 








2 


2 


12 


3 


3 


10 


3 


3 


10 


2 


2 


17 


3 


1 


13 


e 3 


3 


20 


3 


3 


20 


2 


, , 


20 


2 


. . 


20 


2 


. , 


12 


2 


2 


12 


3 


2 


3 


2 


1 


4 


12 


2 


26 


13 




6 


2 


3 


26 


3 


1 


6 


3 


3 


20 


3 


3 


26 








3 




2 



Sorams is 



538 



22 



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

1 Will. Clark erased and Rigby added in original. W. H. W. 

2 Name very illegible. W. H. W. 



32 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

John Pierce, John Hull to vew the pale of the lott where they 
dwell. 

Edmonds Munningns, George Dyar to vew the pale next them. 

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

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

Roger Clap, Edward Clap to vew that feild. 

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

[37.] Robert Deeble is chosen Baylif for halfe a yeere or till an 
other be chosen and it is ordered that he shall levy all fines rates 
and amercements for the Plantation by impounding the offenders 
Goods, and then to deteyne them till satisfaction be made and if 
the owner of the goods shall not make satisfaction within 9 dayes 
it shall be lawfull for him to sell the goods and to returne the 
overplus to the p't} r offending and to be alowed 12 d for euery dis- 
tresse and 2 d for euery impounding of Cow horse or hogg and for 
euery goate a penny and if the sayd Baylif shall be negligent in 
dischai'geing his office and dela} T the takeing distresse he shall be 
loyable to a fyne as shall be thought fit by the 20 men. It shall 
be lawfull for the sa3 T d Baylif to recouer any rates or amerce- 
ments by way of distresse on any goods 

The 3 d of Aprill 1688. It is ordered that the allotment which 
was formerly graunted on Mannings Moone shall be 8 ake 8 to 
James Priest the rest to Robert Elwell in the p'te of his great lott, 

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

It is ordered that Barber and John Stare}" shall haue that rest 
of lands which is left between Anthony Newton and M r . Bates. 

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

It is ordered that John Smith and Joseph Wilson shall keepe all 
the Cowes this j-eere in the ordinary Cow Pasture and to keepe them 
from the 15 th of this p'sent month till the first of Nouember next, 
the sayd keepers to blow their home in the morneing at Joseph 
Pharneworths and so along the Towne till he come to M r . Minotts 
and euer} T man on the north side of Towne to bring their Cowes 
before the meeteing house the rest to bring their Cowes be 
yound M r . Stoughtons dore or elce the keep to driue away the 
heards not to stay for the rest. The sa}'d keeps to have for the 
hier 5 shillings a Cow and to have their payment one Third at first 
putting forth an other Third at halfe the Tyme the rest at the end 
of the Tyme. 

Provided that all which put in cowes to keepe and shall take 
them away agayne befo r halfe the Tyme shall pa} T for halfe the 
Tyme if they take them away afore halfe the Tyme they must pay 
for the whole. If the heardsmen shall not drive away the cattle 
at the T} f me appoynted it shall be lawfull for any man to take 
away his Cattle only paying for the Tyme they have beene kept. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 33 

Where as the pennalty for swyne goeing un yoaked and un- 
ringed was in a former order 5 s a swine It is now ordered that 
the pennalty shall be but 2 shilling and that the Baj'lif haue one 
halfe of the fine for his paynes in takeing up such hoggs and the 
Towne the rest to be leuied by distresse according to the former 
order. If any other shall pound swine such p'tye to have halfe 
the fine. 

TJie 23. Aprill. 1638. It is ordered that noe goates shall goe 
one the Commons or highwa}'es neere Corne feilds without a keep 
but to be impounded and pay doble dammage. 

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

It is ordered that Roger Clap, or whome it Concernes shall haue 
a high way to the medow by Thomas Andrews. 

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

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

It is ordered that Nath : Duncan shall have 3 akers of land in 
euery diuision of 500 akers w th in the plantation, except the diuision 
of the necke and this in lieu of his great lot haueing none formerly 
graunted him, and besides his fornie r divisions according to 
p'portion with others. 

It is ordered that Good : Greenway shall have leaue to set out 
his pale next his garden a goad farth 1 in the Commons according to 
a former graunt. 

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

Whereas M r . Holman and Rich : Collicot were appoynted to see 
the pales of the great lotts sufficiently fenced. It is now farther 
ordered that they shall p'cure what is sufficiently fenced and to be 
payd out of their penaltyes to be leuied by the Baylif according to 
the former order 

M r . Stoughton to furnish 1 bull. 

M r . Minot 1 bull. 

Good. Munnings 1 bull. 

M r . Hill 1 bull. 

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

It is ordered that the land for Clea pitts which John Binham had 



34 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

vse for makeing bricke shall still lye in Common for the use of 
the plantation and that there be loose ra}'les left for the Comming 
to the pitts. M r . Glouer, Chr : Gibson, John Moore, John Pierce 
to see it layd out and dirrect where the ra}'les are to be let loose. 

It is also ordered that the p'tyes aboue sa}'d for the laying out 
of a sufficient high way jo}'neing to the Creeke for landing ha} r and 
other goods and that they appoynt Goo : Starcy to put tn his pale 
where he hath put it to far out on the high way. 

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

[39,] Mr. Hill marchant of Dorchester hath sould vnto Edward 
Bricke of the same Towne and to his heires for euer- the p'cells foil 
viz. All his hoame lot at the Necke, called or known by the name of 
M r . Ludlowes necke being 4 acres more or lesse lyeing betweene 
the lott of M r . Nathaniell Duncan on the East, and M r . James Mar- 
shalls one the West, together with a p'cell off ground lyeing next 
vnto Squantom's necke, being a hill valued Nine acres, but taken 
and accepted by me William Hill For Twelue acres and Eleuen 
acres of medow vizt : Six acres on the one side of the sayd vpland 
which was alotted vnto him and fine acres on the other side which 
somtimes was alotted to Thomas Marshfeild also one acre of land 
or there about at the end of M r . Withingtons lott, together with 
the house vpon it with fine acres of stinted Commons at the great 
Necke and 8 acres and 10 goads in the Cow Pasture and so on to 
euer} T flue hundred acres according to the Towne booke. Together 
with all his comon and priualages in all the lands beyound Na- 
ponset Bluer, which is 8 acres 10 goad upon euer}' diuision and 
also his p'te of the land lately granted by the Court vnto the sayd 
Towne according vnto the same p'portion as belongs to him as a 
free man to his p'sons and state according to the order of the 
Towne booke, and acruing to his sayd hoame lott. 

This sale made The 20 th of July 1638. 

More Thomas Tredwell of Ipswich Sould vnto Edward Bricke 
of Dorchester all that house and 2 acres of land standing and being 
one the end of that lott next to the sea that was M r . Theophilus 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 35 

willsons with it importinances and Also a p'cell of land being a 
hoame lott that was Thomas ffords next adjoyneingthe ends of the 
great lotts one the one side and one the necke which was some- 
times M r . Ludlows Necke one the other side beine the first lot one 
that necke from the footes of the great lotts and also that medow 
of the breadth of the sa}'d lot which runs towards the New ditch 
towards the sea and also that great lot. Among the great lot[s] 
conteyneing about 16 acres of land lyeing betweene Goodman 
Twitchills lott on the one side and M r . Parker one the other 
side which was once Jonathan Gilletes and also 4 acres of salt 
marsh neere to fox poj^nt which was to bee next 3 6 akers 
graunted M r . Meinot with all the app r tinances to be held p ther 
sayd Edward Brick to him and his heirs foreu which sale was made 
the 20 th June 1638. 

October the 30 th 1638. At a Generall meeteing at M r . Stough- 
tons there was Chosen 10 men for the ordering the aifayres of the 
Plantation to continue for six months or till others shalbe Chosen 
whose names are vnder written. 

M r . Glour 

Na : Duncan M r . Bates 

M 1 . Adderton Will Simmer 

M r . Joanes Nicholas Vpsall 

Ch : Gibson John Gapin 

Jo : Philips 
At the same tyme there were Chosen Raters for the next 3 7 eere. 

M r . Bates. Barnabee ffour 

Roger Clap. John Gapin 

Ch : Gibson. 

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

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

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

[4O. ] It is further ordered that the Cunstables shall giue vp their 
account to the foresayd Auditors within one Month after they haue 
receiued the Rate with the monyes by them receiued in default 
whereof the sa} 7 d N. Duncan and M r . Adderton shall haue pow er to 
distrayne the Cunstables for their or either of their neglects of not 
collecting the monyes, or not bringing in the accounts and monyes 
so collected. 

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

It is ordered that euery p'son that hath any Cattle shall euery 



36 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

spring befo T he brings them to grasse bring them to a man chosen 
by the plantation to marke them with the letter D on the hineder 
buttock one the neere side and such p'son as shall make such 
marke to have for his pa3'nes l d for euery head this to be done the 
last weeke in Aprill and whosoeuer shall not haue his Cattle thus 
marked they shall be subject to be impounded and for euery in- 
habitant of Dorchester so offending to pay 12 d for euery head. 

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

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

For as much as the want of sufficient fence is a cause of great 
trouble and discontent in the plantation It is ordered that befo re 
the 20 th of March euery inhabitant that hath pale either in any 
Common feild or p'ticular feild or garden shall make either 5 suf- 
ficient Rayles or wale or pale or ditch, such as may keepe out 
swine and all sorts of Cattle, and because there is great neglect in 
vewing of pales and so pale lyeth still insufficient It is further 
ordered that 2 men shall be Chosen by the Planters who shall view 
all the fences and where they find any defect shall forthwith make 
it sufficient, and shall goe to the p't}' whose fence it is 'and demand 
satisfaction which if any shall refuse to make them good pa}*ment 
to there content It shall be lawfull for the sayd 2 men to dis- 
tra}-ne any such offenders goods to make themselues satisfaction 
to the value of 3 s a day for each of their labour herein, moreover 
because men are redy to say the pale is sufficient. 

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

It is ordered that Tomsons Hand shall hence forwards be appro- 
priated fo a calues Pasture and none to put any sw}'ne their on 
penalty of forfiture of such swyne the forfeiture to be taken b}' any 
freeman who is to haue one halfe and the other halfe to be to the 
benefitt of the Plantation. 

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

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

[41.1 February 5 th 1638. It is ordered that M r . Israeli 
Stoughton shall haue all his devisions of vpland aboue the Cow 
pasture both in the old and new graunt to be layd to his house at 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 37 

his farme that in the old graunt to lye next to the lyne as most 
remote fro the Plantation and next to his house beyond the brooke, 
Comonly called Mother brooks, and that in the new graunt to lye 
next to the 100 akers hee hath of M r . Newberys on the same side 
of the Riiier the same 100 akers to begin at the lyne, and so all to 
goe on forwards only to leaue high wayes. 

February 13 th . It is ordered that Alexander Miller shall haue 
sixe akers fo his great lot next to the 6 acker lotts. 

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

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

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

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

It is ordered that Willia Sumne shall have fower akers of vpland 
next to Good : Hull, M r . Blake and Tho : millet neere the 6 akers 
lot which was for so much Jo : Binga was to haue to make vp his 
great lott. 

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

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

tt is ordered that no inhabitant of Dorchester shall keepe any 
swyne but within his own p'ptye or vnder a herdsman 2 miles from 
an} T corne feild vnder penalty of Two shill: for every hogg taken 
goeing about the Plantation either p the Ba}'lif or any planter 
within the Towne contrary to this order : and also any sw} r ne so 
taken to pay dammige, the dammidge to be vewed and Judged by 
2 neigbors, and the p't}*e that takes any such swyne to impound 
them or keepe them till the owners of the swyne shall make full 
satisfaction, if the sayd owners shall refuse to make pa} T ment of the 
sayd forfeiture and dammige within three da}*es it shall be lawfull 
for the p'ty that hath taken vp such hoggs Avith the helpe of 2 



38 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Neighbors to prize and sell one [42.] or more of them to make 
himself satisfaction, and deliuer the rest of the mony to the own r of 
the hoggs this order to take effect from the first of Aprill next and 
to continue till all the Indian Corne be taken in. 

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

It is ordered that Good. Deeble shall be ba} r lif for this } r eere to 
execute and have pay for his labor according to the order of the 
last yeare. 

It is ordered that Jo : Maud sly and Nicholas Wood shall keepe 
the Cowes for this yeere in the ordinary Cow pasture, and to keepe 
them from the 15 th Day of Aprill next to the first of November next 
the sa}'d keepers to blow their home at fyue of the clocke in the 
morneing at Joseph Pharnesworth and so along the Towne till he 
come to M r . Meinots, and every man one the North side of the 
Towne to bring their Cowes befo r the meeteing house the Rest to 
bring their Cowes bej^ound M r . Stoughtons dore or elce the keep's 
to driue away the heard, and not to stay for the rest The stml 
keepers to haue for their hier fiue shill. viij d for each Cow and for 
their wages, and the bulls to haue their paym* at first putting 
forth another at halfe the t}'me the rest at the end of the tyme. 
Provided that all that put in Cowes to keep if they take them away 
agayne befo r halfe the tyme shall for halfe the tyme ; if they take 
them away after halfe the t}'me they must pay for the whole. If 
the heardsmen shall not driue away the Cattle within one hower of 
their first blowing the home, they shalbe subject to a fyne to be 
layd on them at the discretion of the 10 men. 

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

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

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

M r . Glouer M r . Joanes 

M r . Hailkins Jo : Wiswall 

M r . Duncan Jo : Pierce 
M r . Aderton. 

It is ordered that whereas there was 8 d a Cow alowed for bull 
money to be 10 d p the Cow keepers for this yeere who were to 
pay it to the sev r all men that put in bulls the sayd pa} T shalbe now 
augmented to 12 d a Cow,, and the mone} T s to be gathered p the sayd 
Cow keep'rs forthwith when they receiue the first pay for the Cowes 
the money being Rc d they are to pay it in to M r . Aderton for the 
men who ingage themselves to any of the p'ties that put in bulls, 
the Cow keep" with the money they bring in to Treasur* a note of 
those which refuse or neglect to pay 

M r . Glouer, M r . Aderton, Willia Somner, Jo Wiswol are in- 
structed with the first opportunitie to take a ful view of the * * 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 39 

* * * ther pt may be fitt for the plantation [43,] or how that 
may bee otherwyse vsefull. 

It is ordered "that the 20 th of May 1639, that there shalbe a rent 
of 20 ls yeerely foreu 1 imposed vpon Tomsons Hand to bee payd. p 
eiiy p'son that hath p'prtie in the said Hand according to the p'por- 
tion that any such p'son shall fro tyme to tyme inioy and posesse 
there, and this towards the mayntenance of a schoole in Dorchest r 
this rent of 20 ls yeerly to bee payd to such a schoolemaster as shall 
undertake to teach english latin and othe r tongues, and also writing 
the sayd schoolmaste to bee chosen fro tyme to tyme p the freemen 
and that is left to the discretion of elders and the 7 men for the 
tyme beeing whether maydes shalbe taught with the boyes or not. 
For the Iev3'ing this 20 ls yeerety fro the p'ticuler p'sons that ought 
to pay that according to this order. It is farther ordered that 
somme man shalbe apoynted p the 7 men for the tyme beeing to 
Receiue that and refusall to levye that p distresse, and not fynding 
distresse such p'son as so refuseth payment shall forfeit the larid 
he hath in p'prietie in the sa} T d Island. 

Whereas the order for fence last made is found defectiue in 
regard of the veiuers having but 3 8 . a day for seeing the fence 
sufficient by which meanes there is no execution of the sayd order. 
It is theerfore farther ordered for the better execution of the 
former order that theise veiuers vnderwritten are appoynted to 
each feld to see where they fynd any defect, and to p r sent the 
defect to M r . Atherton who hath power giuen him to levie p dis- 
tresse 2 s . 6 d . on euy goad where any pale shalbe found defectiue 
for the first offence in this kind and whoseu shalbe found defectiue 
a second tyme to levie p distresse on each goad. This order to 
take effect 15 th July. 

Jo : wiswoll to veiu the feild next his howse 

Roger Clap to veiu the feild next him 

Jos : Pharneworth the feild next him 

M r . Joanes the feild next him 

Willia Sornnar the feild next him 

M r . Glouer, and M r . Holman to veiu the great lots 6 aker lotts 
and Capt 9 . neck 

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

It is ordered that no man shall mow any grasse on Tomsons 
Hand on penaltie of 20 s for euy dayes mow, and that all that put 
Calues there shall pay towards the keep" p'portionably to the Calues 
the} 7 put in. 

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

Thomas Hatch hath made sales vnto John Phillips of Dorches- 
ter one great lott with a howse on that 16 akers within and without 
pale also 6 akers of meddow 4 on this side and 2 akers on the 
other side Neponset, and all his Comons except that in the neck. 

[44.] Henery Kibbie of Dorchest bought his howse and 
about an aker of Upland on the North side, and an aker of Upland 
and meddow on the south side adioyning to his saj'd howse of 



40 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Nicholas Butler of Dorchester, and also all the Wood growing or 
that shall grow on the Comons belonging to the who Lott w ch was 
M r . Parkers according to a deed made p Nicholas Butler vnto the 
sayd Kibbie of the 22 th day of the 8 th moneth 1639 as hereunto is 
Wittnesse Thomas Joanes. 

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

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

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

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

It is ordered that henery Way, Brey^ Wilkeins, Richard Leeds 
shall take their portion in Tomsons Hand and have also liberty 
to buy of any others an} r greater portion to the value of 9 akers 
to Jo} r ne with their owne at a convenient place for fishing. Pro- 
vided that they set forward fishing and also doe satisfie the } T eerely 
rent Charge imposed on that Hand towards the mayntanance of a 
skoole according to the order made to that purpose, and according 
to the Number of the akers they shall make imployment of. Pro- 
vided also that they make so sufficient a fence about their Lands 
So taken into p'priety that they shall make good an}' dammage 
that shall come to an}^ mans cattle through the default of such 
fence. 

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

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

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

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

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

Richard Leids hath half an aker Comons on each devision of 
Comons of that which was John whetcome which hee purchased. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 41 

It is ordered that no p'son what soeuer shall fell any trees within 
Dorchester [that] is marked for the bounds of an} T land either in 
p'priety or Commons on penalty of 20 shillings for every tree so 
felled to be levied by distresse. 

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

It is ordered that M r . Joanes shall haue 1 aker of land nere his 
owne in lieu of an aker which bee bought of M r . Trobridge which 
was appoynted him neere the buiying place. 

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

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

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

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

It is ordered that M r . Aderton and John Wiswell shall p'cure 
wheeles to be made and Carridge to mount the peeces that are at 
M r . Hawkins by the sea and to cause them to be mounted and also 
the drake at M r . Stoughtons to be mounted the charge to be pa} T d 
out of the 40 ls rate. 

[46.] It is ordered that the 30 ls Rate made last yeere for the 
measureing the land be} T ond the Riuer shall be reduced to 15 ls . 

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

It is ordered that no man snail fell any trees in the Commons 
within Dorchester neith r for Timber nor wood to make sales of with- 
out the plantation, nor an}' Timb r to build houses on penaHy of 
the losse of their labour and 10 shill : for every tree so felled to 
be levied by distresse. 

It is ordered that no p'son that is not a Common 1 " within Dor- 
chester shall fell any trees for Timber on pennalty of 5 s for every 
tree so felled to be leuied by distresse. 

It is ordered that M r . Joanes and W m . Somner shall lay out 4 
akers of marsh at the neck for M r . Aderton which was Jo : Kings- 
leys and 3 akers for M r . Withington which was inathias Sensions. 

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

It is ordered that th order made last yeere about Swj^ne bee con- 



42 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

tinned only the Clawse for keeping p keep 2 miles fro any Corne 
feild to be reduced to halfe a mile. 

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

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

Aprill 1st 1640. It is ordered that no hoggs within 12 s price 
shall be suffered to goe out of any mans p'prietie on payne of 12 d 
for eury within that price found on the Comons and all other hogs 
shalbe Sufficiently yoaked and Ringed or bee vnder the hand of a 
sufficient keep' on pa} T ne of 12 d for every hogg found in the Com- 
ons Contrar} 7 to this order the sayd fyne to bee levied by distresse 
and half thereof to bee for any freeman that shall take vp such 
hoggs the Rest to be for the vse of the towne this order to take 
effect this p e sent day. 

Richard Lyppingcot is chosen to keepe the pound to haue 2 d 
for impounding 1 hogg alone and but l d if he impound more to- 
gether, and to haue for impounding other cattle according to the 
order of the last j^eere. 

It is ordered that all the fence in the hoame lotts neere the 
towne shalbe made fast sufficiently within 4 da}-es on payne of 
fyve shillings for eury good found defectiue and the great lotts to 
be likewise sufficiently fenced by the 8 th of this moneth on the 
same penaltie of 5 s a Rodd to bee levied p distresse. 

[47.] It is ordered that no man shall put any Cattle on the 
great neck till the 15 th of this moneth on paye of 12 d . for eury beast 
found their befo r that day to bee levied p distresse. 

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

June 8 th 1640. John Holland hath sould unto M r . mathers all 
his Commons at the great neck which is eight akers 3 qu tr 1 9 Rodes 
beeing his owne p'portion of right there, and also Rob* Elwells 
which he purchased. 

For as much as former neglects of lookeing to high wa3 r es hath 
beene p e juditiall to the Plantation in diners respects. It is there- 
fo r ordered that hence forth there shall be yeerely Chosen 2 officers 
by the name of supveysors of high wayes who shall ouer see and 
p'cure the makeing or amending such high wayes as are defectiue 
within the plantation, and to that purpose shall haue power to 
take any mans teeme or seruants or other workmen or mon} r , to 
the effecting of such worke as they shall haue to doe, p'portionably 
to such mens portions of lands where such wayes lye and so farre 
as they are bound .to be chargeable to such workes ; and whosoeuer 
shall refuse to afford such helpe as shall be required p the sup'- 
visours as aboue sayd shall be loyable to the pennalty of 3" 6 d for 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 43 

a mans worke a day so refusing and 6 8 d for refusing to helpe 
with a Teeme to be levied p distresse a record to be kepte and 
deliuiered vp supervisors to paye 5 s for euery neglect of orders for 
vse of Towne. 

John Eales Junior and George * * are to be Cow keep 
this 3'eere, and to haue 5 s a Cow, and to keep the for the tyme 
and other Circumstances according to the order of the last yeere 

29 th 7 mo 1640. there was granted vnto John Eells a small 
p'cell of vpland ground I/yeinge betweene his marsh and M r . Haw- 
kins ground a Little belowe his house 

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

JOHN EELLS 

21 ofultmo 1640 Oliuer Purchase hath sould vnto Tho Swift 
2 acres in the First Fresh marsh the daye and yeare abouesaid. 

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

p THO : CLARKE. 

Octob. 20 : 1839 : William Clerke hath sould vnto Henry With- 
ingto all his Land at Squantuin necke which he Lately purchased 
of M r . Hill which he doth vphold to be 7 acres and if it Fall short 
of so much he is to abate of what he hath receaued afer 20 s the 
acre 

by me WILLIAM CLARK. 

m d that vpon Februaire 22 : 1638 : John Eells sould vnto m r 
mather all his Land in that portio of Land Called Dorchester 
necke which is recorded in the Deuision to be 5 acres 20 Rods : 
m d that upon the 26 Daye of Septemb. 1639 M r . Samuell Newman 
sould vnto M r . Mather : all his Land in that portio of Land Called 
Dorchester necke which is the Deuisio belonginge to the house 
that Late was M r . Witchffeilds beinge as is Recorded in the 36 page 
of this booke : 3 acres 3 qurt 20 rods. 

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

21 10 mo: 1639. m d That the Daye aboue written Dauid 
Sellecke sould vnto M r . Th. makepeace 16 acres of Land Lyeinge 
and bounded accordinge to a deed beareinge Date with these 
p e sents. 

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



44 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

WILLIAM W READES marke. 

[49.] The I 9t of February 1641 there was Chosen the 7 men 
whose names are vnder written to order the Affayres of the Plan- 
tation and to haue power according to the former order as was 
giuen to the 7 men then beeing 

Nathaniel Duncan 

Sargeant Atherton 

M r . Clarke 

Richard Collicot 

John Holland 

Roger Clap 

John Pierce. 

The same day the Elders M r . Stoughton and M r . Glouer are 
intrusted p the towne to sett Tomsons Iland att a Rent for the best 
Benefitt of the schoole. 

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

19 11 mo. Anno Dm. 1640. It is ordered that, no p'son or 
p'sons that is not a Commoner within Dorchester shall Fell any 
tree or trees for Timber on penalty of 5 s for euery tree so Felled to 
be Leuied by Distresse. 

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

Whereas there hath been and also is at this p e sent much wood 
Fit for Fewel lyeinge and rotinge upo the Comons in Dorchester, 
to the Losse thereof and also to the p'uidce of the Pasture there 
and yet notwithstandinge there is much Fellinge of Timber and 
wood For Fewell and Fj-reinge, it is there ffore ordered that he nee 
Forth it shall not be Lawful ffor any p'rson to Fell an}* manner of 
wood vpon the Comons in Dorchester for Fewell or F3*reinge at any 
Tyme within the space of 12 monthes From the date of theise 
p e sents vnder the penalty of 5* for euery tree the}' shall Fell to be 
Leuied by distresse for the vse of the Towne. 

1 of 1 mo 1641. It is ordered that whereas there are Certaine 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 45 

Lotts tyeing and beinge within the Fence of the great Lotts and 
beare no share at the side nor End Fence that the}" shall From 
hence Forth be Lyable to beare t.heire p portio in the Comon side 
Fence which those that haue beene burdened with it hitherto and 
that Bro. Holman & Colecot shall veiwe those Lotts and appoint 
them how much and where the}' shall make such Fence. 

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

It is ordered that all the Fences about the home Lotts shall 
sufficient!}' be made vp with good Railes or Pailes well bound be- 
fore the 20 th of this instant month vpo pay ne of 2 s for euery goad 
that is Faulty and we appoint our Bretheren Richard Bar. 

Fawer Tho. wiswall. Hope Foster to vewe them. 

[5O.] It is ordered that the great and Little neckes of Land 
shalbe kept Fast untill the 23 th of Aprill and that what soeuer 
Cattell shall be Found there at an}- before that Daye shall be im- 
pounded by airy Freeman and the owner to paye 6 d for the first 
Trespasse and xiji d . for the 2 d and to be Augmented and agravated 
aCcordinge to the offence from t}'me to tyme to be Leaned by dis- 
tresse the one halfe to the impounder and the other for the vse of 
the Towne. 

It that whosoever shall Fell any of those trees now standinge 
behinde M r . 'Minott House marked with a great S being preserued 

for shade trees for Cattell in sommer Tyme shall paye for 

Euery tree so Felled 10 s to be Leuied by Distresse for the Townes 
vse : 

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

It is ordered that all the inhabitants of Dorchester shall at or 
before the 22 th of this instant march sufficiently Ringe and yoke 
all their Hogges and other swine and that it shall be Lawffull ffor 
Bajiiffe of the towne or any ffreeman of the Towne whosoeuer 



46 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

after the Daye afforesaid to take and to impound any such 
Hogges or other swine as he or they shall Find vpon the Comons 
of Dorchester vnringed or vnyoked from t3 T me to t3*me and the 
owners to Pa} r e for euery Hogge or other swine so impounded 
8 s beside the pounde chardge the one halffe to the impounder 
and the other to the vse of the towne to be Leuied by Des- 
tresse p'vided that if there be any Liuinge neare vnto any 
Clam bankes where they would haue their hogges to Clam they 
shall Comitt them vnto the handes of a keep to driue them to the 
banke and there attend them and to bringe them back vnto their 
Coates or pounds where they keepe such swine and if any such 
swine be Found not vnder the hands of a keep and not vnringed 
and vnyoked shalbe Liable vnto the penalty exp e ssed in the p e m- 
isses, the order of j'oakinge to continue vntil Indian Harvest and 
ringinge, in regard of the sad experience we haue of the hurt is 
Done in and about the Towne and Like to be it is to continue all 
the yeare. 

12 of 1 mo. 1641. It is ordered that Andrew Pitcher shall make 
18 Rod of a crosse Fence that is to goe from the Rieur vpward : in 
Consideratio of his Fence that he was to make for the Land giuen 
him and besides that soe much as Falls to him by reason of his Lot 
amonge the rest of his neighbours and to Doe it before the 16 of 
aprill next vpo paine of 16 d a rod for neglect, the head of the Longe 
side Fence to begine at the corner of the great Lotts and Allexan- 
der Bradfford to be the ffirst 



M r . Stunner 2 

John Phillips 3 
Tho : Millet 6 
John Smith 7 
nicho vpsal 10 
Tho. Tileston 11 



Wig Blake 4 
Ricd Leeds 5 
Andrew Pitcher 
Jonas Humphrey 
[51.] Henry Waye 12 

Aron Waye 13 



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

M r . Howard 4 acre M r . makepeace 4 : John Phillips 4 : all to be 
reckoned for 12 of vpland and so 10 beare Fence. 

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

Jo Holm an ") are appointed 
Jo Pope j ouerseers. 

17 of II mo. 1641. It is ordered that the waye through the 
great Lots within Paile and without shall be cleared by the 22 th of 
the II mo. 1641 vpon paine of 12 d for euery tree that shall not be 
remoued beside the Cor 4 order in that case p'vided to be Leuied by 
Destresse. 

It that no p'son or p'sons whoseuer shall send Forth any Cowes 
or other Cattell vnto the Cow walke or any p't thereof vnder the 
hand of any keep there to Feed vntil the 3 d of the 3 d mo : 1642 (ex- 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 47 

cept the towne please to send Forth* the heard) vp5 paine of 2 s for 
eueiy head that shall be so sent Forth ffor the First Trespasse and 
the 2 d to be agrauated by the Discretio of the 7 men for the tyme 
beinge the penalty to be vnto any Free man that shall impound any 
Cattell offendinge against the p e misses : to be Leuied by Distresse. 

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

It. That the Ba} r lifre for the tyme beinge and so From tyme 
to tyme hereafter shall make speedy and Faithfull executio of all 
busn esses comitted to him vpo paine of 10 s to be forfeited For 
euery Trespasse and also shall giue in a Faithfull accompt vpo 
Demand vpon paine of the foresaid penalty to the vse of the towne. 

Whereas there are Diuers that haue Lotts granted them in the 
3 d Fresh marsh be}'ond m r . Stoughtons Farme who now Desire to 
haue it Laid out ffor them it is ordered that it shalbe Done with 
what conuenience and expeditio it maie and For that end we ap- 
point Bro. Holman and bro. Holland to Do it. 

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

It is therefore ordered that there shall noe barren Cattle goe with 
the Cowes for this p'sente 3 T eare excepte it bee younge hefferes 
which are like to take the Bull : and no other heard nor stray 
Cattle horse or mares shall goe within the Cow pastor vpon penalty 
of 2 s for euery head so found to be leuied by destresse. 

It is ordered that noe Cattle shall goe in or vpon the Comons of 
Dorchester vntile the 15 th day of the 2 th mo : next : and that it 
shall bee lafull for the Bailife or any freeman of the towne to take 
and Impound any such Cattle founde vpon the Comones before the 
day aforesaide and the owners to pa} 7 for euen r heade soe Im- 
pounded 12 d the one halfe to go to the Impounder and the other 
halfe to the vse of the towne : this order to begine the 20 th of this 
Jnstant. 

[53.] It is ordered that the Inhabutance of Dorchester shall 
suffecyently Ringe and youcke there swine at or before the 22 th of 
this Instante : and that noe piges vnder a quorter old shall goe 
Abroad therefore it shall be lawfull for the Baj'lefe or any freeman 
of the towne After the day Afore saide to take and Impound any 
swine that shall be founde defectiue heere in vpon the Comons of 
Dorchester and the owners to pay for euery swine 8 d besides the 
pound charges the on half to bee for the Impounder and the other 
halfe to the towne to be leuied by destresse. this order of yoacke- 
inge to bee continued till Indian harvest bee ein. 

The order Abought Fenceinge is to Continue as it weare the last 
yeare those that are chosen to see the execution of it are theies. 

Bro Hul I are ^ or ^ e & reat * ottes an( * Captines necke. 



48 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Bro : Gibson for the lottes beftinde his house. 
Bro : Farnworth for the feilde behinde his house. 
Bro : Bates for the feilde behinde his house. 
Bro : Backer for the feild by his house. 

The order Abought the necke to Continue in al thinges as it 
were the last yeare. 

The 1 5th of the first 1642. Agreed b} 7 A towne meetinge that 
Richard Hawes should haue one acere of grownd aded to his first 
deuision in the Cow wolke in consideration of on acore that'were 
giuen him Aboue the bureinge place which hee is not to haue now. 

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

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

Christopher gibson : nico : Upshall 

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

[53.] The 4th of 2th 1642. George Proctor is Chosen Balife 
for this p'sente ye&re. 

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

mde That I John Wiswall of Dorchester haue sould vnto Chris- 
topher Gibson of the same towne 6 acres of medowe Bej*ond na- 
pouset Lyeinge at the mouth of M r . Hutchinso Creeke beinge the 
76 Lot as it is recorded with Rockwell Lyinge on the one side and 
goodrnan Hatch on the other. 

p me JOHN WISWALL 
24 of 3 mo 1642. 

Agreemente maicle betwine John Pope and Christofer Gibson 
Aboute the Exchange of land, John Pope is to haue the great lot 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 49 

of Christofer Gibson with in the pale containeing ten acors more 
or lese : which l} r es on the south side of the saide John Pope, with 
the house wood and timber ; except some woode that is Cut out 
and some wood that lies in the boundes for the feyor. 

And the said Christofer Gibson is to haue all John Popes pro- 
priety without the peale excepte Fourty Roodes Aio}-neinge to the 
fence containeing ninteene Acores and three quarters bee it more or 
lese which 40 roods hee is to haue for euer ; and the parsell of 
meddow at the est end of M r . Israeli Stoughtons Lott containeing 
one Acore more or les duering life of Christofer Gibson, the saide 
John Pope is to haue the old wood that is downe or may be blowne 
downe Twenty Roodes from the fence and hee is to haue six years 
to take it Away in and he is to haue the goeinge of Six swine for 
six yeares after the 29 th Septemb next 1642 : for the afore said land. 

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

the mrke of J{ JOHN PHILLIPS. 

CHRISTOF GIBSON. 

7th of the 4th 1642. Agreed at A towne meetingthat M s Olleuer 
shuld Rune A heade loyne at the heade of brentree Boundes And 
then to run the line vp in to the Country ffor the layinge out the 
new grante : there is Apoynted to goe with him Sergante Ather- 
ton : Bro : Wickes and Bro : Breake. 

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

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

The 18 th of the 5 th mo: 1642. By a towne meeteinge. It is 
ordered that all Oregenale lottes In the necke of Land shall haue 
there Voates Abought planteinge the Necke : & If any haue 
bought one : two or three more or les : they shall haue soe many 
Voates as the} 7 haue lottes. 

Whereas it were formerly Ordered that when the necke of Land 
Comes to be planted : if they Can not all Agree to plante then 



50 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

the minor parte shall fence Aganst the maior : It is now Firther 
Agreed that After the Voate is past if any of the minor will doe 
as the maior cloth they may haue that liberty without mainetayne- 
inge any p'te of the fence with the minor : 

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

The 23 d of the 5 th mo : 1642. ordered by the 7 men. 

In Regard it is Very p'beble that man}' of the bounde stake bee 
Twixte mens lottes may be put doune by Cattele In the diuissions 
In the Cowe pasture ; for the Avoj'edinge therefore of futer Truble 
It is ordered that all that haue lottes in the Cowe pasture shall 
vpon the First Fourth da} r of the Eaight month by nine of the 
Clocke in the morneing goe to his lott ; the first deuission First and 
soe to the seconde and thirde that soe men may together Agree 
Abought the makeinge shure the bounde stakes : and all such 
p'sons that neglecte the Comeinge accordinge to this order shall 
pay Two shillings to be leueyed by destres : The one halfe to the 
vse of The Towne and the other halfe to thoes that doe justly 
suffer b}* ther not Comeinge. 

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

Bro. Atherton and Bro. De}'er are Apoynted to lay out on acor 
of ground For John Capen which were granted to William Lane In 
the lew of the Calfes pasture. 

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

Bro : Gibson and Tho : Clarke are apo} T nted to lay out Foure 
:accores of grounde at M r . Hakines necke ffor Bro : John Holland : 

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

M r . John Glouer : Bro : Gibson : 

Bro: Bricke: Bro: Upshall : 

Ensigne Holman : Thomas Clarke 

Bro : m r . Bates : 

The 18 of the 10 month 1642. Whereas it hath beene obserued 
diuerse tymes, in our general Towne meetinge, that some Confu- 
sion and disorder hath happened in the agitation of our publicke 
matters and Plantation affaires, by reason that men haue used 
thier libertye to p'pound theere matters to the Plantation without 
any fore knoledge of the seatien men, and theere matters haue beene 
so followed that diuerse things haue beene spoken of and fewe 
matters haue beene issued by reason that new matters haue beene 



DORCHESTER, TOWN RECORDS. 51 

vpslerted whyles a former hath beene in heeringe and so much 
tyme spent and tytle worke don, and moreover the spirits of som 
men trobled and offended by reason that thier matters Could not 
be hearde, it is thearefore ordered by the 7 men that al matters 
and questions which any man hath to be agitated and p e tions to 
be answered by the Plantation shal first be brought to .the 7 men 
or to som tow or more of them, and by them Consydered and 
orderly p e sented to the plantation who shal follow the busines, 
together with the Plantation, without any interruption, by any 
matters incerted, to the conclusion and deterioration theareof, and 
except it be vnreasonably refused by the 7 men and otherwise 
euery person ofending against this order shal forfe}~t for the same 
syx pence for euery such offenc to be leuyed by distresse for the 
use of the towne. 

It is ordered that if any man haue in his hand any goods of his 
neybors, borowed, found, or stray de, aboue the value of 3 d 
wheareof he knoeth not the owner, he shal repaire to the Constable 
of the towne and giue him information theareof who is also 
heareby ordered to record the same in a booke kept of porpese 
that so who shal haue any such goods missinge may repaire to the 
Constable to make inquyry who fynding the true owner the Con- 
stable shal giue order for the restoration theareof, and if it be 
kept aboue three weekes without such information giuen he shal be 
Counted an offender, and if the owner be not found he shal forfeyt 
the same thing vnto the towne p'vyeded it be not aboue the value 
of 20 s . 

Wheares it hath formerly beene ordered that al laborers and 
Teames should abate 3 d at the shilling of such wages as they 
formerly used to take which order [was] onely intended for summer 
labor Now for the better vnderstandinge [56.] thearof and 
equality to be kept. It is ordered that from the 25 day of the first 
month to the 25 day of the eight month it shal not be lawful for 
Comon laborers as hewers Reapers taylors &c who weare used to 
^take after 2 s the da} T , to take aboue 28 d a da} 7 and from the 25 
'day of the 8 month to the first day of the tenth month 15 d a day 
and from the sayd first day of the tenth month vnto the first da}- of 
the twelfte month twelue pence the day and from the sa}Tl first day 
of the twelfte month vnto the 15 day of the first month 25 a day and 
so an abatement to be made for al other laborers and teames also 
by h*ke p'portion in al the sayde months, and that those that doe 
other mens work at ther owne houses shal abate by lyke p'portion 
also, and that al men Com in due tyme to thire labor vppon 

such penalty as the Court vppon inst Complaint made shall be 
pleased to inflyct. 

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

JOHN HOLMAN. 






52 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

It is agreede and bargaj^ned betweene Christopher Gibson and 
Nicholas Vpsall as foloweth 

that the sayd Christopher Gibson shall haue hould and enioy 
that 3 akers of meddow royninge to the new Creeke and now in 
his possession, be it more or lesse and for and duringe his natural 
lyfe and after the decease of the sayd Christopher Gibson then the 
sa} T d 3 ackers of medow shal be had held and inioyed by Nicholas 
Vpsall his he3'res or assj'nes for euer. 

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

[Here 4 pages (57-61) are gone (2 leaves).] 

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

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

The 26 th . 3m. 1644. It was ordered that M r . John Glou shall 
haue that vpland and meddow he desireth beeing, and tying to the 
brooke side at the higher end of the great playne be}*ond his farme, 
the sa} T d Jo : Glouer giuing vpland and meddow for the same to. 
the vse of the Towne either out of his own p'prietie of the 3 divi- 
sions there, or out of the next land divisible, or elsewhere to the 
full value thereof, acording to the Judgement of Nathaniel Dun- 
can, Thomas Joanes, Willia Sumner, and Hopestill Foster, and 
Willia Blake or any fower of them. 

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

M r . Glouer Natha. Duncan 

M r . Patten M r . Atherton 

M r . Haward M r . Joanes 

Tho: Wiswall 

this to new recorded in the new towne booke. 

John Glover sould vnto Nicholas Butler the 26 th of the 9 m 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 53 

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

Wittnesse his hand 

JOHN GLOUER 

Nathaniel Duncan Senior sould vnto Anthony Gulliver the 15 th 
of the 11 th moneth 1644 about 4 akers and half of land on Capt n 
neck which was belonging to M r . James Marshall of Exeter in old 
England and was late in the possession of Thomas Trobridge of 
which about two akers three quarters broken vp the Rest fey 
ground to haue and to hold to the sayd Antho : Gulliuer and to his 
heirs forever and the sayd Nath : Duncan doth p these p e sents to 
him his heirs, executors and euy of them warrant the sayd land 
vnto the sayd Antho : Gulliuer fro all men Clayming it and that he 
may inio3 T it peaceably foreuer. 

Witness his hand 

NATH A : DUNCAN. 

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

It is ordered that their shalbe a veiu taken of the best way for 
a Ferrey to bee setled to Bra} r ntree, and those p'ts and to p'cure 
the sayd Ferrey from the General 1 Court to the Townes disposall 
for euer. M r . Glouer, Nathaniel Duncan, and M r . Atherton desired 
to take the veiu of the sa}*d Ferrey and to Consult with Braintree 
and Inghe" men, and Way mouth about that which may bee the 
most Convenient place, and whither one or 2 ferreis, may bee best 
and to Inform e the Towne a moneth before the next G : Court, 
what they haue done heerein. 

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

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

Md. That the 17 th Daye of the First mo. 1645 Tho. Clarke 



54 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

witnessed 

b} r JOHN WISWALL 
beinge moderator of the 

7 men 
GEO : WEEKES. 

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

Upon a generall and lawfull warning of all the Inhabitants the 
the 14 th of the 1 st moneth 1645 these rules and orders p e sented to 
to the Towne concerning the Schoole of Dorchester are Confirmed 
by the maior p'te of the Inhabitants then p e sent. 

First It is ordered that three able, and sufficient men of the 
Plantation shalbe Chosen to bee wardens or oiiseers of the 
Schoole aboue mentioned who shall haue the charge oiisight and 
ordering thereof and of all things concerneing the same in such 
manner as is hereafter expressed and shall Continue in their office 
and place for terme of their liues respectiuely, vnlesse by reason 
of any of them Remouing his habitation out of the Towue, or for 
any other weightie reason the Inhabitants shall see cause to Elect 
or Chuse others in their roome in which cases and vpon the death 
of any of the sayd wardens the Inhabitants shall make a new 
Election and choice of others. 

And M r . Haward, Deacon Wiswall, M r . Atherton are elected to 
bee the first wardens or ouseers. 

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

Thirdly the said Wardens shall take care, and doe there vtmost 
and best endeavor that the sa}'d Schoole may fro t3 T me to tyme bee 
supplied-with an able and sufficient Schoolemaster who neuthelesse 
is not to be admitted into the place of Schoolemaster without the 
Generall cosent of the Inhabitants or the maior p'te of them. 

Fovverthly so often as the sayd Schoole shalbee supplied with a 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 55 

Schoolem r so p'vided and and admitted, as aforesaj'd the war- 
dens shall fro t} r me to tyme pay or cause to be payd vnto the sayd 
Schoolem 1 such wages out of the Rents, Issues and p'fitts of the 
Schoole stocke as shall of right come due to be payd. 

Fiuethly the sayd wardens shall from tyme to tyme see that the 
Schoole howse bee kept in good, and sufficient repayre, the chargs 
of which reparacion shalbe defrayed and payd out of such Rents, 
Issues and p'fitts of the Schoole stock, if there be sufficient, or 
else of such rents as shall arise and grow in the time of the vacancy 
of the schoolem* if ther bee any such and in defect of such 
vacanc}' the wardens shall repayre to the 7 men of the Towne for 
the tyme beeing who shall haue power to taxe the Towne with such 
some, or sommes as shalbe requisite for the repayring of the 
Schoole howse as aforesayd. 

[64.] Sixthly the sayd Wardens shall take Care that euy yeere 
at or before the end of the 9 th moneth their bee brought to the 
Schoolhowse 12 sufficient Cart, or wa} r ne loads of wood forfewell, 
to be for the vse of the Schoole master and the Schollers in winter 
the Cost and Chargs of which sayd wood to be borne by the Schollers 
for the t3 T me beeing who shalbe taxed for the purpose at the discre- 
tion of the sayd Wardens. 

Lastly the sa} T d Wardens shall take care that the Schoolem r for 
the t3'rne beeing doe faythfully p'forme his dufrye in his place, as 
schoolem 18 ought to doe as well as in other things as in these 
which are hereafter expressed, viz. 

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

2 ly that from the begining of the first moneth vntill the end of 
the 7 th he shall eiiy day begin to teach at seaven of the Clock in 
the morning and dismisse his schollers at fyue in the afternoone. 
And for the other fyue moneths that is from the beginning of the 
8 th moneth vntill the end of the 1 2 th moth it shall euy day beginn 
at 8 th of the Clock in the morning and [end] at 4 in the afternoon. 

3 Iy euy day in the yeere the vsuall tyme of dismissing at noone 
shalbe at 11 and to beginn agayne at one except that 

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

5 ly hee shall equally and impartially receiue, and instruct such 
as shalbe sent and Comitted to him for that end whither their 
parents bee poore or rich not refusing any who haue Right and 
Interest in the Schoole. 



56 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

6 ly such as shalbe Comitted to him he shall diligently instruct as 
they shalbe able to learne both in humane learning, and good 
litterature, and likewyse in po}-nt of good manners, and dutifull 
behavior towards all specially their snp'iors as they shall haue oca- 
sion to bee in their p e sence whither by meeting them in the streete 
or other wyse. 

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

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

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

And because it is difficult if not impossible to giue p'ticular rules 
that shall reach all cases which may fall out, therefore for a Con- 
clusion It is ordered, and agreed, in Generall, that where p'ticular 
rules are wanting there It shalbe a p'te of the office and dutye of 
the Wardens to order and dispose of all things that Concerne the 
schoole, in such sort as in their wisedom and discretion they shall 
Judge most Conducible for the glory of God, and the trayning vp 
of the Children of the Towne in religion, learning and Civilitie. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 57 

And these orders to be Continued till the maior p'te of the Towne 

shall see cause to alter any p'te thereof. 

Upon a generall and lawfull warning of all the inhabitants the 

14 th of the first m? 1645 the rules and orders aboue written p e sented 

to the Towne Concerning the schoole of Dorchester are Confirmed 

p the maior p'te of the Inhabitants. 

Deacon Wiswol \ -. ^ 

Humphrey Atherton- f ^ n w f d f s 
M'. Haward- | for the schoole. 

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

Williii Sumner. Roger Clap. 

Thomas Wiswol. 

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

M r . Glouer. Deacon Wiswol. 

Natha : Duncon. Deacon Clap. 

M r . Atherton. M r . Haward. 

M r . Joanes. 

[66.] Dec: 17. 1645. Memorand there was given to Ed- 
ward Breck (by the hands of most of the inhabitants of this towne) 
smelt brooke Creeke one the Condicon that he doe set a mill there. 

The 7 men chosen the 2 d day of the 10 th month for the yeare 
following 

M r . Gloouer John Holland 

M r . Jones Edward Clapp 

Edward Breck Will : Clarke 

Sohn Wiswall 

Januari 19 th 1646. It is agred and voted, that for the Seating 
of the meeting house in Dorchester, and for the making of the wales 
w r arme and Decent within and without, the p' forming of what is 
requisit for the finishing of the house in such sort as the seven men 
shall in there Discreation thinke meet, there shalbe a rate laid vpon 
the Plantation for the accomplishm 1 of the same. 

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

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

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

M d that the twentieth daye of the eight mo in the year 1646 
Richard Williams of Tanton : in New England sould vnto Tho 



58 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Wiswall of Dorchester in N: E. afforsaid all his Lott and Accom- 
modations in Dorchester afforsaid with all the priuiledges and Lib- 
erties therevnto belonging accordinge to their bounds and demes- 
sions as the}" are exp e ssed in an Indenture beareinge Date with 
this Record : 

Witnessed 

By John Wiswall beinge 
moderator of 7 men 

GEO: WEEKES. 

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

| 

This should have been Recorded in }*eare 1644. 

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

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

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

[68.] the: 8 (5) 48 4 of Roxbury selectmen being with us : 
vpo the Former disagreements : : they 

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DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 59 

DEDHAM TOWNE. 

Loveinge neighbors whereas we vnderstand that you haue vn- 
awares tresspassed vpo a swamp Lyeinge within our bounds con- 
trarie vnto a cort order and that you wishe it maie not be offensiue 
vnto us and for that end } T OU p'pose vnto vs that you might giue 
some neighbourly consideratio for that which is ffallen because it 
now I/yes vpo spo} T le and }'ou haue bestowed some Labour on, theise 
are to signifie vnto you that we Looke vpo what is Done with as 
much neighbourly patience as we can and are willinge to correspond 
with you vpo faire termes for which end if you please to beare the 
chardge of 2 whom we shall send in our steed to consider what } T OU 
haue Done and to agree with you vpo neighbourly tearmes about 
it, therefor if }*ou please to appoint the t}'me and send vs word at 
2 Dayes notice we purpose to attend you in it and in the meane 
tyme we wishe you to trespasse no further vpo vs and either in Re- 
moueing any ffallen or ffellinge any more : 
so we Rest 3'our Loveinge neighbours in the name and with the 

consent of the 7 men 

Dor: 13 9 48 

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

6 Rod for Richard waye and william Ireland p'pose a plot of 
Land for Barne shed Demand accompt of 48 s from bro smith : 

the Fynes in great Lotts about fence : and breach of order, viz : 
vnseasonable put in notece 

We agree that 9 d p goad be Demanded : and taken of all that pay 
willingely but if any put vs to Distrayne they must paye whole and 
such chardges as arise there about. 

Looke to nicholas Butler about 9 cattell vpo great necke contrarie 
to order : 12 d p. head : 

Baliffe to Demand for will Salsbury of Elder minot : for cattell 
at pond : 

sister george accepts 4" 6 d of Bro Twichell 13 (9 :) 48 : 

Recoued with sister George and Due to her 1 12 2 : 

Looke about Deuisio of Squantum the como Land 

p'pose Reveiw that 3 Deusions the bounds of them consider the 
rent of cow walke : 

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

HUMPHRAY ATHERTON. 
JOSEPH FARNWORTH. 
THOMAS WISWALL. 
[Page 70 blank.] 



60 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

[71.] Dorchester the 8 of the i mo: 52 It is covenanted and 
agreed by and betweene the select men of this towne for 3 o r 5 
yers and Robt Stanton of the same towne : That the said Robt 
Stanton shall and will from the 8 th of the 3 moneth next insueing 
vmtill the 8 da} 7 of the 8 moneth following keepe all such oxen 
or steeres in a heard as shall at their first going forth be delived 
unto him for that inde, by aney of the inhabitants of the said 
towne, and none of other townes to be received or kept with them ; 
their walke or place of feeding to be on the further side of the 
river Norponsit, and above or beyond the Cow-walke of dorchester, 
and not suffered to goe amonge the cowes. and also the said 
Robt Stanton doth covenant to and with the said select men to goe 
forth with the said Oxen and steeres halfe an hower by sonne, and 
bringe them to their appointed place or pen so called about sonne 
sittinge euy night, that so the owners may haue them there if they 
please to send for them, either in the eveninge, or in the morn- 
inge before the said t3'me of their goeing forth, and not be clissa- 
pointed when they haue vrgent occasions to vse them, and to make 
the pen sufficient for largnesse of ground that so the Oxen or 
steeres ma} T be the lesse iniurious or hurtfull one vnto an other, as 
also sufficient in point of fence, and for his faithfullness and care 
herein he the said Robt Stanton is to haue twoe shillinges a head 
to be paid at two paym ts the one halfe within one month after they 
be put to him and the other halfe at the end of September fol- 
io winge. 

the marke of ROBERT STANTON 

in the name of the select 

HUMPHREY ATHERTON : 

Dorchester the 8 of the i mo : 25 It is ordered by the Select men 
of the sa} r d towne for the p'sent yeare. as also covenanted and 
agreed by and betweene them for and in the behalfe of the said 
towne. 

And Steven Hopinges and Nicolas George both of the same 
towne : That the said Steuen Hopinges and Nicolas George shall 
and will keepe the cowes and heffers that shalbe Commyted unto 
to them this p'sent } 7 eare in the ordinary Cowpaster or Cow walke 
after the vsuall mann from the 18 th day of the second moneth 
next insueing vntill the 28 of the 8 moneth follivinge ; The said 
keepers one of them to blowe their home at or about halfe an 
hower by sonne in the morneinge at the meetinge howse and so 
along the towne vntill he com to John Minots, and euy man on 
the north side of the towne to bringe their cowes before the meet- 
ing howse within halfe an hour after the home is their blowed. 
And that keeper their to take them at the same tyme, the other 
keeper at or about the same tyme to goe vp to the buring place 
and take the cowes (and such other Cattell not p'hibited) that are 
their left for t*hem aney wheare about the Commons betwen Aust} T n 
Clemans lote which was M r . Makpease, and the said Buringe 
place, so that both keepers may meete on the rockey hill, or at the 
gate by John Minots to goe forth with the whole heard and not to 
stay beyound their appointed tyme of goeing forth viz : one oure 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 61 

and the halfe after the sonne Riseing and bring those cowes that 
belong to the back side of the Towne, agayne to Law ce Smiths 
barne and if anj- be lost in the woods they shall doe their endea- 
vour to look them vp. 

And for their faithfulnesse and care herein The said Steven 
Hopinges and Nicolas George is to haue thirtie poundes to bee 
[72.] proportioned with the bull money vpon so maney Cattell as 
are put to heard or goeing vpon the Comons or Cow walke afore- 
said, one thurd thereof to be paid them at or about the beginninge 
or first putting forth, an other thurd at halfe the t}'me, the re- 
maynder at the end of the sayd tyme. 

HUMPHREY ATHARTON 
ROBT. HOWARD in the name 
of the rest of the select men 
The marke of 
STEVEN H HOPPINGES 
The marke of 
NICOLAS X GORGE. 

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

Witnesse my hand and scale dated this 15 th of the 8 mo : 5i 
Signed sealed and delivered in the p'ssnts of vs ) -^ . -r> 
THOMAS MAYHEW SENIOR PHILLIP TABOR f 

Entered the 27 of December 165i by Willm Aspinwall Notarius 
Publ. as also amongst these records p m e . 

ROB T . HOWARD, Record 1 . 

Dorchester this 28 day of the i : mo : 53 It is covenanted and 
agreed by and betweene the Select men of the said towne for this 
p'sent yeare for and in the behalfe of the saide towne, And 
Clement Topley and Beniamyn Bates both of Dorchester That 
the said Clement and Beniamyn shall and will keepe the cowes 
and heffers that shalbe comitted vnto them this p'sent yeare 
in the ordinary Cowpastuer or Cow walke after the vsuall manii 
from the f ^ a J of the second moneth next insueing vntill the 
28 day of the 8 moneth following. The said keepers one of 
them to blow their home at or before halfe an hower b} 7 
soune in the morneing at the meeting howse and so along the 
town vntill he com to John Minots and euy man on the north 
side of the towne to bring their cowes before the meeting howse 
within halfe an hower after the home is their bio wed. 

And that keeper there to take them at the same tyme, the other 
keeper at or abought the same t} T me to goe vp to the burying place 
and take the Cowes and such other cattell not p'hibited that ar 
their left for them aney wheare abought the Commons betweene 



62 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Augustin Clements lote which was M r . Makpeace and the said 
buring place so that both keepers may meete on the Rockey hill 
or at the gat by John Minots to goe forth with the whole heard 
and not to stay be} r ound their appointed t3'me of goeing forth 
Videlt one hower and halfe after the soune riseing. And bring 
those cowes that belong to the back side of the towne agayne to 
Lawrance Smith barne. And if aney be lost in the woodes [73.] 
the} 7 shall p'sently goe backe and seeke them and if the} T cannot 
find them that night, they shall one of them seek for them the next 
day and so after vntill they find them p'vided the owner of the 
cattell put a sufficient man to keep the cow heard while the sa}'d 
keeper seeke them. And for their faithfullnesse and care herein 
The said Clement Toply and Beniamyn Bates is to haue 
thirty poundes to bee p'portioned with the Bull mone}^ vpon so 
mane}^ Cattell as ar put to heard or goeing vpon the Comons or 
Co we walke aforesaid, one thurd thereof to be paid them at or 
abought the begining or first putting forth, or other thurd at halfe 
the tyme the remaynder at the end of the said tyme. 

CLEMENT 

TOPLIF 



BATES 

ROBERT HOWARD in the name of 
the rest of the Select men. 

Dorchester the 26 of the second mo : 53. It is covenanted and 
agreed by and betweene the Select men of this towne for this 
p'sent yeare and Antoney Newton amd Willm Solsbury of the 
same towne that the said Antoney Newton and Willm Solsbury 
shall and will from the 9 of the 3 moneth next insueing vntill 
the 27 or 28 day of 7 moneth following keepe all such oxon 
or steeres in a heard as shall at their first goeing forth be 
Deliued vnto them for that inde by any of the inhabitants of the 
said towne and none of other townes to be received or kept with 
them without leeve or tysense from the said towne first had and 
obtayned, Their walke or place of feeding to be on the further side 
of the river Norponsit and aboue or be} T ound the Cow walke of 
Dorchester and not suffered to goe among the Cowes. And also 
the said Antoney Newton and Willia Solsbuiy doth covenant to 
and with the said selectmen to goe forth with the said Oxon and 
steeres halfe an hower by sonn, and bring them to their appointed 
place or pen so called abought sonn sitting euy night, that so the 
owners may haue them their if the} 7 please to send for them, either 
in the eveneing or in the morneing before the said tyme of their 
goeing forth, and not be dissapointed when they have vrgent occa- 
sion to vse them. And to make the denn sufficient for largnesse 
of ground that so the Oxon or steeres may be the lesse iniurious 
or hurtfull one vnto an other, as also sufficient in point of fence 
and for their faithfulnesse and care herein they the said Antoney 
and Willm is to haue twoe shillinges a head to be paid at two 
paym' 8 the one halfe within one moneth after they be put to them 
and the other halfe at the end of the 7 rnoueth following at som 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 63 

convenient place in towne where the} 7 doe appoint but if in case 
they be driven to com for their pa} r then they are allowed to re- 
ceive two shilling and two pence a head. 

WILLIAM SALSBOR * * 

ROBT HOWARD in the name 

of the rest of the select men. 

EPage 74 blank.] 
Page 75 do. ] 

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

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

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

To Henry Cundlife : you are hereby willed and required to aske 
and receive of the severall p'sons p'sented to you such sume or 
sumes as you shall find them charged withall and vpon their 
default of pay* vpon Demaund these p'sents shall inable you 
to distraj'ne and make sale according vnto order of Court in like 
causes ; and the sume or sumes so gathered to deliu vpon a<jcompt 
vnto the Deacons who shall give you a discharge according to 
what you deliu vnto them for the vse aboue said ; which receipts 
vnder their handes shalbe accepted as a true returne theirof, which 
we will 3'ou not to faile vpon your perrill at or before the first of 
the last mo : 53. 

ROBT HOWARD in the name 
of the Fremen as being by vote 
willed and required theirvnto. 

It is voted the said 28 day of the 9 mo. 53 that our Teacher M r . 
Mather shall haue a hunderid pounds for this yeare and that the 
Deacons shall ioyne with the raters now chosen to p'portion eury 
man according to the rule of proportion. 

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

Test ROB T . HOWARD Record 1 

This is a postscript entered vnder the aforesaid warrant from 
the towne vnto Henry Cunlefe Dated the 28 of the 9 mo : 53. as 
followith 



64 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Dorchester the 14 of the 12 mo. 53. Whereas their is a question 
whether the power of Henry Cunlife bailife in acting accordinge to 
the aboue said warrant is not endid. We the said Inhabitants Doe 
by a publike rate will and requier him the said bailife to goe 
on in acting according to the said warrant vntill all arrerages 
be brought in according to the intent of the said warrant. 

ROB T HOWARD in the name 
of the rest of the Fre men as 
aforesaid. 

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

fH there was giuen by the Towne to Richard Danes 4 feete of Land 
with out his garden Ra}*les by the water or bridge by George 
Procters close : for the addicon of his shop for his more Con- 
veniencie this : 22 th day of the : 7 : mo : 1655. 

[Page 78 blank.] 

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

mad by the Selectmen. 

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

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

Whereas an order of Court appoints the Selectmen of every 
Towne that they should appoint two or more of their Inhabitants 
to veiw the Fence of ever} 7 Cornefeild within their Towne. 

And they haue further ordered the selectmen to make orders 






DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 65 

for repa3*reing and mayntaning of sufficient feence to each feild 
within there Towne : 

Wee therefore the Selectmen of Dorchester do order and appoint 
that you whose names are herafter expressed to be the severall 
veiwers of each feild shall carefully veiw all and each mans fence 
and eveiy parte thereof. And soe that it be according to the order 
of the Selectmen baring date the 12 day of the 10 th mo. 53 : And 
if any mans fence be vnsufficient you are then required forthwith 
to giue notes to him who shall forth with repaj T re the same and 
further you are required who are the severall veiwers of each feild 
to make returne to the Selectmen or some of them of all such 
p'sons as are defectiue in ther fences according to the order before 
expressed one the first day of the 2 mo. next vppon penaltie of 
2 8 6 d for each veiwers neglect. 

You are also to veiw the fence once in each month vntell the 
tenth of the 8 month next and to make return within one week 
after 3-011 haue Giuen notes to the owners of his defect. If it be 
not repa}Ted within that weeke vppon the penalt}' before expressed. 
And further if any p'son shall enforme 3^011 or any of you of any 
defectiue fence att any tyme you shall forthwith goe and veiw it 
and make returne as aforsaid vppon the penalty aforsaid. This 
12 th of the 10 mo. 53 by the Selectmen for this yeare 

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

Dated the 18 : 1 : 165 7 r 

8 

1 [Att a meeting of the select men 12 (1 st ) 166| it is ordered that 
all defects in fences that are Less than one rodd shall pay 12 d for 
euery defect, and 12 d p rodd for all aboue one rodd, and 12 d p 
weeke for euery weekes defect beside what damages may Arise and 
it is alsoe ordered thatt all stone wall off foure foot high shall bee 
accounted sufficient fence without a ra}*le aboue itt. 

this order to bee obserued from the first of aprill till the 10 th of 
' October next, for all comon feilds and then to be cleard or run 
the aduenture of damadg that may arise for this year insuing or 
till the select men doe take further order.] 

[8O.] Dorchester this 13 th of 12: mo. 53 Forasmuch as 
Rituousnes amongst men is not onl} r the Cmandement of god 
but the way to Continew Loue and peace amongst men and sad 
Complaynts being made to vs of vniust practises of Divers in 
this Towne who distroy mens Corne and Grasse by puting in or 
at lest suffring there Cattell to feed one other mens Corne and 
meadow : for the prevention of which it is ordered by the Select men 
of this Towne as followeth. 

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

1 Written in margin of p. 79. 



66 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

2 day of the 2 mo next and soe from tyme to tyme, vppon the 
penantie of 2* the head for ever}" beaste not feched out one that 
da}' : to be payde by the owner of such Beast vppon demancle to 
homesoever shall finde and fett out any such beastes aforsaycl and 
if he that ownes the beast or bestes shall refuse to pay vppon de- 
mand the Bay life shall take it by distres. 

2. That the veiwers of every feild shall not only see the fences 
to be good according to that order made in the 12 of the 10 mo. 53 
but allso that such Gates and fences which ar Comon to the vse of 
any feild shall be sufficient!}' made befor the day aboue expressed : 
which gates and if they be not made before the day of Closing 
feilds, then the veiwers shall forth with make and repayre the 
same and shall Demand and take of every p'prietor of every such 
feild one penny for. every acker of Broken vp land within that feild 
and if any refuse to pay as aforesaid the Baylife shall haue warrant 
to take it by distres : 



3. If any p'sonn shall Leane openn any such gate he or his 
Parents or master if it be a child shall pay one shilling for every 
tyme he shall be knowne to leaue it openn : or if any p'sonn shall 
Lett in any best to any such feild and leaue it ther he shall pay as 
aforesaid I 8 for every best lett in or left there. 

4. If any p'sonn shall put in any beast or Leaue any beast 
Loose in any such feild by night vntell the feild be reid of Corne 
& haye he shall forfett 5 s a beast for every beast so put in or Left 
Loose there : 

5. If any p'sonn Whatsoever shall in Plowing tyme or elce 
Leave or sefer his or there Cattell to trespas vppon other mens 
p'prietie in any Comon feild in this Towne he shall forfett for every 
such offence 1' 6 d p head to the informer to be taken by distress or 
otherwise besides paying all damage to the man damnified. 

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

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

[81,] This 13 th of 12 m 53. Wee the Selectmen of Dor- 
chester hauing hard that there are in soin Comon Feilds Fences 
which are not oned by any of the p'prietors and allso other places 
about some Comon feilds which hath no fence and for want of good 
fence much hurt and damage doth come thereby : wee willing you 
would agree of some equall way a*mongest your selues : Desire that 
the p'prietors of each feild home it Consernes : would of them- 
selues appynt two or more as they shall see meete to veiwe all such 



ch 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 67 

fences as ar not owned and such places as need new fencing : and 
would bring in in p'ticular what some of Eods or feetes it is ; with 
what the charge will be within seaven days after they be chosen : 
And wee desire that the p'prietors would app}-nt within them 
seines some to doe it and for the doing thereof to ra} r se vppon the 
arable Land in every such feild so much as shall Defra}' the charge 
in generall by the acker or other wise as you shall see good for the 
making of it. Which if you doe not b}* the first monnth next 
then wee the Seelectmen shal doe our best for the preventing of 
Damage and hurte and make som order and appynt men out of 
your selues for the doing of it. 

Whereas M r . John Glouer was chosen with Willam Sumner 
and William Clarke to Laye out m ris Stotons farme, now the said 
M r . Glouer being deceased this 14 th day of the 12 m 53 att' a 
Towne meeting the Towne hath Chosen John Wiswall in the Rome 
of M r . Glouer to io} T ne with the said William Sumner and William 
Clarke for the Doing of that woorke. 

This 14 th day of 12 m 53 Joseph Farworth was Chosen by the 
Towne of Dorchester to be Clarke of the markett for the ordring 
and sealing of Waits and mesures for this Towne of Dorchester. 

[82,] TJie 13 of 12 m. 53. The names of such as are ap- 
P3'nted by the Selectt men of Dorchester to veiw the fence in the 
Corne feilds for this year 1654. 

Edward Clapp ) T ,, T -, f William Clarke 

Larence Smith } Im P" m s for the neck of Land j J arae s Blake 
Rich Leeds \ Item the feild one the Backe f Richard Withington 
Hugh batten ) side of M ris Stoughtons { Richard Cortes 

Nath Glouer) lte *f" Great Lots from M* Hoi- ( John Smith 
lands and so Round westward and 



John Minott J , ~ '" J h " Gurnett 



abram How ) Item for the rest of the fence in f William Robinsonn 
Tho : Trott J . the Great Lots . ( Robert Pearce 

Willyam Clarke ) j Twentie eicker Lots i James Hm P hres 

Tho : Dauforth J j James Kenion 

Henry Kibbey ) It. for the Lot behind M r . j M r . Blake 
Henry Wodward / Jones, \ Thomas Lake 

Isack Jones ) It for the Lot behind Thomas f M r . Jones 
Enoch wiswall j Wiswall \ Joseph Farworth 

Georg Dier ") It for the feild behind M r . j John Wiswall 

Timothy Mather j Mathers { Ensine Foster 

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

Thomas Andrews j Thomas Burcls ( John Blackraan 

Henry Con liffe ) It. for the Eight eaker f Henry Wooddai'd 
Rodger Sumer. j Lots ( William Sumner Jun. 

Andrew Picher | It. for the feild by Elder J Andrew Picher 
Anthony gulliford j Kingsl^'s howse ( Anthon} T Gulliford 

[83,] This 6 lh of 2 m 53 or 54. Att a Towne meetine there 
was chossen Deconn Wiswall and Ensine ffoster to treate with the 



68 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Comete Chosen by the Generall Court to veiwe a plantation att 
Naticke to knowe what is meete to be Donn and what there Desire 
is and so to retorne an answer to the Towne of Dorchester. 

[Page 84 blank.] 

[85,] A copie of a Letter sent to the Generall Court this 
12 th Day of May 1654^ 

To the Honored Comite appinted by the Generall Court for the 
setling of the Indian Plantation att Naticke : The retourne of the 
Inhabitants of. the Towne of Dorchester in answer to a litter pre- 
sented vnto the Generall Courte baring date the 13 th day of Sep- 
tember 1653. 

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

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

[Page 86 blank.] 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 69 

[87.] A rate made the 27 th day of the 10 m 1653 for the 
Towne and Castell of the some of 40 ls 14 8 - ll d Disbursed as fol- 
loweth. 

. 8. d. 

Imprimus to the Captayne of the Castell . . . 20.16. 
Item for Caring of Corne to the Tide mill for Capt. of 

the Castell 0. 1. 

Item for drilling up and setting downe and for the keep- 
ing of the Covve that was with Goodman meade . 0. 9. 
Item to the Secretary for writing of Court orders . 1.8. 4 
Item for 2 quire of paper . . . . . . 1.0 

Item for a messenger to goe to M r . Callecots about 

Tomsons Hand . . . . . . . 0. 1. 4 

Item for a borde and nayles and worke to stop the 

Place in the gallery in the meeting howse . . . 0. 2. 11 
Item for making the fence by Goodman Toplens . 0. 7. 6 
Item payd Abraham Howe and, Thomas Trott being 

Constablus to make vp there rate being Short . . 1 . 6. 
Item pa}'d Thomas Tollman towards a pare of wheles 

for the Gunn 1. 0. 

Item payd to a man of Dedham for killing of two 

woolves 0. 19. 

Item to Goodman Tollman for killing a woolfe . 1. 0. 

Item payd to John Smith his one rate 14" to Richard 
Hall 6 s 2 d and II 8 8 d by John Mynott which he 
should haue Laid out about the meetinghouse is . 1.11.10 
Item to Goode George . . . . ". 3. 10. 

Item it is voted that the 19 s and 3 d that was Dew from 

Nicholas White for his rate vnpaj'd should be abated 0. 19. 3 
Item for Tomsons Hand the Rate to the Countrj r being 
16 s 8 d and the Towne rate being 8 s 4 d it is not 
throfly agreed one only for present we Craue allow- 
ance but shal doe the best to gitt it if you cann sett 
vs in som way to do it sum is . . . . 1. 5. 

Item for Jeremia Rylands his rate no hops to get it . 0. 1 . 
Sum totall. Laid out to this 4 th day of 10 m 54 : is . 34. 19. 2 
Item Dew from Thomas Tollman for that Thomas 

Lakes Child died within two yeares . . . . 11. 0. 



Sum Dew to the Towne is 21. 12. 9 

[88.] It is ordered at a towne meeting this 4 th of the 10 m 
1654 that M r . Robart Howard shall draw out a warrant according 
to the warrant of the last yeare to Henry Coundly for the gather- 
ing vp of M r . Mathers' pa} 7 which is behinde to this da}-e. 

4 of 10 m. 54. It is ordered or voted att a towne meting that 
our Decons and John Capen shall make a rate for M r . Mathers pay 
for this 3'eare. 

4 of 1 m 54 It is voted at a towne meting that Josefe Farn- 
worth Nicholas Clap and William Clarke shall vewe the waye by 
the buring place and Larance Smithes barne to conseder whether 



70 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

there may be ground spared to suppty Larence Smith without 
hurte to the way. 

1654. Item there was Coming to the Towne out of the 
Countr} r rate for the A'eare 1653: 3 ls : 10 s : which was to be payd 
to those men to our Capt. 2 1 " 17 s and to Larance Smith 13 s which 
mon}*s wee nathaniell Patten and Thomas Lake haue payd- being 
then Counstabls : 

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

[89.] Wee whose names are here vnderscribed And being 
app3*nted by our several Townes and being mett this first day of 
the 7: m 1654: to Lay out the High Waye through Dorchester 
Woods from Branntre Bounds to Roxbuty bounds : do agree as 
folio weth : 

first that the Waye shall be fowre Rodd Wide from Brantre 
bounds to Roxbury bounds : secondly beginning neere Hinrye 
Crane's house the Way to Lye one the Sowthest side of it in the 
old Beaten roede wa} T e : and so to a Lowe White oake marked on 
the same side of the wa}~e and so b} f the marked trees to the 
brooke : so from the Brooke the way being Lade in the Winter 
we agreed to take about a roode wide into Anthony Golliford's 
lott wheare the fence Jnterrupts the waye : and so to a marked post 
to wards John Gill's howse : and from thence to an other marked 
post against John Gills Howse : from thence to a stake in Elder 
Kingslys yearde and from thence to the mille in the olde beaten 
roede waye : and from the mille to tow grete rockes one the Lower 
side of the wa} 7 e att Robert Spures and Henry Merifelds howses 
end : arid from thence to the new feild b} T the marked trees in the 
olde roode waye : and so .through the new feld wheare the waye 
formerly was and from thence by the marked trees one the Left 
hand to Roxbury bounds : 

of Dorchester NICHOLAS CLAPE. 

WILLIAM CLARKE. 

of Brantree MOSES PAINE. 

GREGORY BELLCHER. 



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

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

the Towne . .00. 17 00 



Sume is 4 ls - 17" 
Item whereas there was dew to the Towne from Nathanell Patten 






DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 71 

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

5 ls : 15": 9 d paid as followeth. 

Item to M r Jones for mending the pound . . . 00. 12. 00 

Item to Leftenent Clape 00. 11. 04 

Item to William Pound for mending the Stockes . . 00. 01. 00 

Item to Thomas Wiswall for the glassiers Diett . . 00. 05. 10 

It. for Carjge of Capt. Damford's Corne . . . . 00. 03. 09 

It. for killing a woulfe in Caues pasture . . . . 00. 15. 11 

[9O,] Item Nicholas Whites and Tomsons island 

, rats " 00. 15. 06 

Item for the hire of a horse to goe to Punkepage .00 01. 06 
Item paid towards the 3 ls : 15": to the Capt. of the 

Castell which was Dew to Phelipes for our Debuties 

Diett for the yere 1654 03. 02. 03 



Sume is 6 ls : 9' : l d : 

So the Some paid and remains to me Nathaniell 
Patten 00. 13. 04 

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

So take out 13 s : 4 d remayns . . . . . .00. 15. 08 

Now there is Dew to me Nathaniell Patten from John 
Minott which I laid out for his part of his rate of . 
the yere: 1654: 16 s . 9 d . which hee will pay wheare 
you will appynt so all thes somes ar satified : and 
there is Dew to me Nat Patten from the Towne 
Now I the said nathaniell Patten doo put over this 
1 s . l d . dew to me : to pay Richard Evens he being 
-not satisfied for Laing a borde in the west galleiy 
tho as I thofte I had allowed him more out of the 
former account then it was worth but he demanding 
it I am willing to allow being . fines .... 00. 01. 02 
of the 16 s .9 d . fines dew from John minett abovsd hee 
hath paid 12 s . to captaine dauenport . . . 00. 12. 00 

Richard Cortes and Thomas Tillestone being Constabls 
for the yere 55 there rate was 72 ls : 16 s : : and they 
are to pay the treasu 1 70 ls : 14 s : 8 d . 3 farthing so 
they are to retorne the Towne . . . .2.1.3 

farthing 

12 of 8 m 57 Dew from Richard Hall and Henry 
Woodard Constabls for the yere 5 s . aboue that they 
should pay to the Tresuer 4. 5. 

Dew from thomas Toleman in all 5 10. 



11. 16. 3 

Decon Weswall to be accountable for 15 hundred of bords 



72 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

whereof Left. Clap bad 7 hundred soo remaynes 8 
hundred. 

[91.] of a rate of Twenty pownds sixe shillinges 
eleaven pence chardged vpon theTowne of Dorchester 
by the select men in thej-eere 1656 the}-giue thisAc- 
corapt of the Disbursment for the towne vse as fol- 
loweth 

Imp 18 paid by Thomas Burd vnto the p'ticulers here 
aftermentiond 
Rodger Clap and John Wiswall Deputies . . 9-3-0 

It. vnto William Blake \ for the high 



Richard Hall }wa 3* through > 



Peter Lyon J their great Lotts ) . .1-16-0 

It. vnto Deacon Parkes of Roxbury For chardges about 

Tompson Hand . . .' . . .1-13-6 

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

Runninge the Lyne . . . . . .0 12-6 

It. For select mens chardge at sister Georges For the 

yeare 55 3-15-8 

It. vnto William Pond vpon Accompt For worke to be 

done at the Meetinge house . . . . .1-16-5 
It. vnto Rodger Clap for hay and bords . . .0-2-0 

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

(9) 56 1-7-10 

Whereof Brother Burd hath paid vnto sister George, 

towards the select mens chardge this } T eare 56 . . 1-1-0 
to ballance this Accompt with bro burd Rest due From 

him 0-6-10 

which we Assigne him to paye vnto sister George vpon 

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

Wheras the Balif Thomas Burd in the yeare 55 was charged to 
pa} r vnto the liftenant the some of won pound fiftene shiling and 
six penc : but wee haue found that the liftenant hath bin pa} r d 
other wa}-es therfore the Balife is still Charged with so much 
as detter vnto the towne : the liftenant was payd with seuen hun- 
dred of bords. 4 

9 : 12 : 1656 we gaue goodman georg a note for to rec 35 8 . 6 d . of 
Thomas Bird which he should haue paid to the liftenant : 

Also goodman george had half a hundered of Towne bords. 

[Page 92 blank.] 

[93,] This: 3: of the 10 m 1655 the officers that were 
Chosen for this yeare ensuing by the Towne 2 Selectmen 

John Weswall 
Ensihe Foster 
Edward Bricke 
Nathaniell Glouer 
Nathaniell Patten 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 73 

Raters 
John Smith 
John Mynott 
William Clarke 

Supervisors for the highwaj'es for necke land all so 
Anthony Gillmend 
Nicholas clape 
Baylife Henry Garnse3 r e. 

It is voted by the Towne this: 3: of 10: m. 1655 that they 
have given Power to the Selectmen to set the Towne for Any rate 
in wheate Rj'e peas and Indian or an}' other graine as they shall 
thinke Fett for this yeare Insuing both for herds men or other : 
this order was voted the 7 : 10 : 1657 : that it should continue this 
yeare also* 

[Page 94 blank.] 

[95,] Whenras the Generall Court out of Religious Care of 
the Education of the youth of this Comonwealth in the prenciples 
of Christian Religion hath enio}'ned the Select men of every Towne 
within there severall I/vmetts to haue a vigilent eie to see that 
mens children and such as are within there charge be Catechized in 
som Orthodox Catechisme in familes : so as they may be redie to 
answer the Selectmen as the}- see time Convenient to examine 
them. Wee the Selectmen of this Towne of Dorchester for the 
tyme being in our obedience to Authoritie and in pursute of so vse- 
full and p'fi table a worke Do hereby will and require all parents 
masters and any that haue the charge and oversight of any youth 
with in this Plantation that they be diligent to obserue this Iniun- 
tion to Catechize there cheldren servants and others with in there 
severall charge in some sound and Orthodox Catechisme that they 
may be able to render account heareof when they shall be herevnto 
required either in the Church or privatly : as vppon advice shall 
be Judged most conduceing to the generall good of all men. And 
faile not herein vppon such penaltie as the Court shalf see reson to 
inflict vppon Information giuen against such as shalbe found J)ili- 
quent herein : this 11 of the 12 : m 1655. 

8-12 m. 55. It is agreed by and betwene the Selectmen of 
Dorchester for the tyme being one the one part in the behalfe of 
the Towne and Thomas wiswall and his sonne Icabod W is wall as 
follows : 

First that Icabod with the consent of his Father shall from the : 
7 : of March next ensuinge vnto the end of three full years 
from thence to be compleate and ended Instruct and teach in a 
free schoole in Dorchester all such cheldren as by the inhabitants 
shall be Comitted vnto his Care in Ennglish Latine and Greeke as 
from time to time the Cheldren shall be Capable and allso in struct 
them in Writinge as hee shall be able : which is to be vnderstood 
such Cheldren who are so fare entred all redie to knowe there 
Leters and to spell some what: and also prouided the Schoole 
howse from time to time be kept in good order and comfortable for 
a man to abide in both in somer and in Winter by prouiding ffire 



74 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

reasonably so that it may neather be preiudicall to master nor 
scholer and in cause of palpable neglect and matter of complaint 
and not reformed it shall not binde the m r . to endanger his health. 
Secondly that the Selectmen of Dorchester shall from yeare to 
yeare every yeare paye or cause to be paid vnto Icabod or his 
Father by his Assignment the full somrae of Twentie Five pounds 
two thirdes in wheate pease or barley marchantable and one thirde 
in Indian att or before the first of march dueringe the three yeares 
yearly att price Currant which is to be vnderstood the price which 
the generall Court shall from time to time appoint. 

EDWARD BRECKE in the name of the rest. 

ICHABOD WlSWALL 

[Page 96 blank.] 

[97,] Dorchester the 11 th of 12: m. 1655: It is Coue- 
nanted and agreed betwene the Selectmen of this Towne and 
Robert Stanton of the same towne for the keeping of the Oxe 
heard att the vsuall place 'aboue the Mill for such a tyme in the 
yeare for fiue yeares from the Daye of the Date aboue said that 
is to saye from the 8 th day of the 3 mo : to the 8 : of the 8 : m. fol- 
lowing and so from yeare to yeare dewring the terme of five yeares : 
That the said Robert Stanton doth Covenant with vs to keepe all 
such Oxen and Steeres being two yeares old or vpward with what 
Drie Cowes wee shall put a feeding of any of this Towne, and none 
of other Townes : And to keepe all such Oxen and steeres in a 
herd as shall be delivered him att the penn and to take Care of 
such feeding Cowes or Oxen in some Convenient place where it 
may be best for the fating of them according to his best discretion : 
The walke or place of feeding to be one the Sowth side of the 
River nerponsett and aboue or beyound the Cow walke of Dor- 
chester and not suffred to goe among the Cowes. And that the 
said Robert is to make and maintaine a sufflcent Pen both for 
Largnes of ground and soficince of fence so that the oxen and 
steeres may not hurt one another. And to goe forth with the said 
Oxen and steeres halfe an howre by sonne in the morning and to 
bring them in about sonnsett in the evning that so the honors may 
haue them there, if they please to send for them, ether in the 
morning or evning before the said time of there going forth, and 
not be disapointed : And for his faithfullnes and Care here in 
he is to have : 2 s p head of every beast to be paid the one halfe in 
Indian Corne and the other halfe in wheat Barly or pease att two 
payments the first paiment by the : 12 th day of the : 4 m and the 
Last paiment by the : 30 th da}' of the : 7 : m following and so from 
yeare to yeare dewring the terme of five years from the da}' aboue 
said : And further the said Robert is to haue the vse of such 
penns as be there or may be there to Improve them to his best' 
advantage Dewring the tyme of the five yeares : And he is to 
billd an howse by the penn of 12 foote in Length and 9 foote in 
bredth or such a one as is att the sheep penn and to repaire it and' 
att the end of the five yeares to Leave it to the Towne and for the 
Dewing of it : the Towne is to giue the said Robert Stanton thirtie 
shillings in the like paie aboue said to be paid out of the Cattell 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 75 

hee keepes by equall proportion and the howse to be bilte by the 
tyme he is to beginn to keepe the heard : And what so ever oxen 
or steeres shall goe vppon the Commons of Dorchester shall be 
payable to the Oxe heard according as these that are there : And 
in case there shall be Just grounde and profe of his niglectt herein 
then the bargen to be voide and for the paj-ment of his Corne att 
the times agreed one if you will not bring it to his howse he will 
appint some place in the Towne wheare you may bring it which is 
att Thomas Lakes howse. 

The mark of | ROBERT 
ST ANTON. 

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



The fold behind M-. Stotons - { 

The gret Lots from M ns Holland and so round 
westward and end so fare as Widdow 





m T ^. -u u- i Trr T ( William Clarke 
T Lot be hind M'. Jones Edward B]ake . 



The Lot behind Thomas Weswals- { 

mi T * A -u i- i Ti/rr TIT xu f William Pound : 

The Lott behind M'. Mathers : - | ^^ Mather 

The Lott behind Thomas Binds I hard Howes 





The 8 eaker Lots- j 



V Jasper Rush 
mfres 
Henry Woodard 



[99,] Dorchester 2 of the 12 m th 1646 

This is a true copy 

For the finall Determining and ending of all matters in contro- 
uersy : concerning the fence about the grett lotts, the capttins neck 
the 6 akers lotts and other proporsions of land now within the 
same fence : the proprietors who are owners of ther seuerall propor- 
sions of land with in the sa}*d fence ; haue refered them selfues to 
the Arbitration ; of M r . Isack Heath, John Johnson and Wilyam 
parkes of Roxbury ; binding them selfes heerby to stand to what 
the sayd Arbitrators shall determine both in respect of what fence 
shall be ma}*d ; and wher ; and by whom, and euery won of the 
proprietors hath liberty if he please to give information in the 
case ; to the said Arbitrators ; when they shall com to Dorchester to 
be informed therin ; 

Richard Mather Nickolas Clap 

John Glouer Thomas millett 



76 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Thomas makpeas John Hill His mark I 

Edward Brecke Sarah Bradford 

Robert Howerd John Holman 

Wilyam blake Richard Calycott 

Wilyam Clarke Richard Hall 

John pearse Wilyam Triscott 

Rodger Clap Clement Toplife 

Edward Clap Anton}" Gulifard 

James Bates Henery Way 

Thomas Wiswall Aron Way 

Cristofar Gibsone Wilyam Irland 

michaell Willis Richard Way 

Austine Clement Nickolas George 

Hopestil foster John Gingine 

Richard Withington Nickolas Eline 
Jonas Humphres His mark 3 

James Humphrey Joseph tuchell 

Richard Hawes Thomas touleman 

Wilyam Sumner Richard Howlbrook 
John Kingsly His mark R H 

Nicholas Buttler andrew picker 

Richard Leeads Thomas Tilestone 

John Smith Bray Wilkines 

. Wilyam turner Jane pope 

John Holland Isabell Rigby 

Joseph farnworth John whiplle 
Wilyam layne : 

[1OO.] The 23 of the 12 month 1646. Wee whose names 
are under written ; being chosen by the inhabitants of Dorches- 
ter ; to giue in ower determination about the fenses of a parsell 
of land caled the great lotts ; capttins neck and 8 aker lotts and 
6 aker lotts and other lands and medowes within the sayd fense ; 
to order and determine as is Hereafter expresed 

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

And where euer itt toucheth vpon any land of the sd John 
Holand hee the s d . John shall make and maj'ntayne the moyetye of 
the s d . fense for euer and the other moyetye to make and mayne- 
taine for euer by the proprj-etors of the s d filde. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 77 

And whereas some medowes are alredy fensed in and others in- 
tended to bee fensed in at there owne charge and so to mayntayne 
it for euer. 

wee order that if thos partyes or any that shall giue in securyty 
with in 20 daj*s vnto the 7 men that are chosen to order the pru- 
densiall affayers of the Towne to make up a suffisient fence betwene 
this and the first of the 3 month which shall bee in the yeare of the 
Lord 1648 : and to mayritayne itt for euer that then shuch medowes 
shall nott pay nor make any part of the outside fence but all other 
medowes to beare part of the fence that is to say 2 akers of medow 
to beare as much fence as one aker of upland and all the upland to 
beare an eaquall proporsion of this outside fence to secure this fild 
that is to say euery aker a like quantity of the said fence to make 
and ma}-ntayne for euer. And where as wee vnderstand that some 
perticular men by contracte ether with the Toune or particular per- 
sons haue engaged them selfues to make and maineta} 7 ne for euer 
seuerall parsels of this fence wee leaue them to make good ther 
perticuler bargaines and contractes : we order that eueiy mans 
fence shall lye aganst his owne land as much as may bee and wher 
itt cannot be layd against ther owne land yett to bee layde as neare 
to each mans house as conueniently it can bee and wher as some 
men haue mayd more fence then there proposion will com now to 
acording to the number of akers : we order that who euer shall 
com in to make and maintaj-ne any part of shuch fence shall giue 
an equall value for the ould fence as 2 men shall Judge it to bee 
worth or otherwise if he or they refuse to giue so much for the ould 
fence then it is in the power of the owner of this to take it away 
vnto his owne proper use and the other to sett up a suffisient fence 
in the Rome of it : wee order that euery man shall know where 
his fence shall lye and what quantity euery man shall beare be- 
twene this and the first day of the first mo th if possible : we further 
order that euery mans fence shall be mayd or repayred suffisiently 
to the satisfaction of shuch as are apoynted to vewe the fenses be- 
twixt this day and the 10 of the 2 month vppon shuch penalty s 
as the afore sayde 7 men shall see cause to Inflict uppon them : 
Further we order that it shall bee in the liberty of any of the pro- 
prietors at there owne charge to fence out an}^ part of there owne 
land prouided that still he or they maintaine there proporsione of 
there outside fence and If any man haue or herafter shall fence in 
an}>" part of ther owne land from the aforesa}'de fild that what 
damage soeuer any of the propryetors of the sayde fild shall rescue 
by ether cattell or swine of there owne or others shuch person or 
person or persons as shall [1O1.] particularly fence in there land 
from the sayde fild that what damage the sayde filde shall rescue 
through the defecte of his or theire fence he or they shall make it 
good as two Indeferant men shall Judge the damage to be. 

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

Wee make ownely this exceptione concerninge one parsel of this 



78 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



land caled pine neck if the owner or owners of that land or 
medow doe give secur} r ty vnto the aforesayde 7 men within 20 
da3 r es after the date herof for euer to secure this filde from dam- 
age through any part of that land and also secure it selfe from any 
damage that may com to them by any cattel that have Right to 
feed in this filde that then this land shall be exempted from any 
part of this generall fence, otherwise to beare it proporsione equale 
with other lands of like qualyty 

ISACK HEATH 
JOHN JOHNSONE 

WlLLYAM PARKE 

And though the order of feeding was not put to us } r et out of 
ower owne experience wee think good to aduise that the feeding of 
this fild should bee acording to there severall quantytys in this 
filde. 

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

wee began with M r . G-louer and Brother Brecke : 

M r Glouer 75 Rode 1 foott his began in the side fence 

M r Bates 8 Rode 3 foott 

Richard way 6 Rod 13 foot and Halfe it recheth 3 foot short 

of Brother Breckes 

Edward Breck 38 Rod it goes to the yonder corner of his 

medowe : 

Then we went to the Creeck at Captins neck 

Rod foot Half 

Edward Breck 10 Rod 
William Somner 6 Rod 13 h 1 



E d Brik for Rich d lot 

Richard Calycott 

Jonas Humphres 

Elder my not 

Augustin Clement 

Richard Kawes 

Edward Breck 

Antony Gutyfer 

Jonas Humphry 
Richard Leds 
Bray wilkins 

william turner 

michaell willis 
nicolas clap 
John Holand 

widow way 

william Blak 

m r makepeas 
Josepth tuchel 

[1O2.] The Great lotts next aboue M r Glouers 
M r Stoughton 7 4 



Rod 




foot 






12' 





13 





h 1 


12 





4 





h 1 


8 


want 


6 








6 





2 





h 1 


4 














2 





12 








4 





8 








6 





2 








2 





15 








3 





1 





h 1 


10 





4 





h 1 


3 





2 








4 





1 





h 1 


2 
4 


nex be}'ond the 
13 


poole 



6 





2 





h 1 


4 





14 








4 
11 


and 


quarter 
6 


6 



DORCHESTER TOWN KECORDS. 79 

John wiswall 6 13 

M'Haward 6 14 

John pears about the Gate 5 5 

John Kingsly 4 

M r within gton 6 

John Smith 19 

Edward Clape 2 13 

Elder mynot 22 6 

m r Battler 2 13 

widow Rigby 16 4 

The last lot next Bro. 

Bilk m r mathers 12 14 

wilyame layne 4 11 

Josepth farnworth 4 

Henry way 20 

willy am Irland 2 130 

John & tho. wiswall 5 9 \ 

George Dyer 6 2 

willy am clarke 2 13 

widdow pope 14 3 

Josepth tuchell 6 14 

Thomas millett 4 

John Hill 55 

John whiple 4 

Thomas tonleman 6 14 

John phillips 2 

The 6 Acre lotts : 

Andrew picher 26 3 

John phillips for his ) 

lott and medowe ) 20 7 h 1 

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

Jo. Grenowway for the pine Neck 20 8 h 1 

m r makepease for his 12 Acres 

of medowe 8 3 
willyam Ireland 5 1 h 1 

Robert thornton 1 6 

John Gingin 8 3 

Thomas Tilstone 20 2 h 1 

Richard Hall 8 3 

widdow miller 65 1 h 1 

Andrew picther one length of Raj'les by the side of the Gate 

Josepth philips begines at the norther part of the Gate and to 
the corner of his owne lot 2 Rod and 2 foot 

M r patten Betweene Richard Leeds and Jo Grenoway 2 Rod 12 
foot 

Nickolas George next M r patten 6 Rod and 13 feet 

ISACK HETH 
JOHN JOHNSON 
WILLYAM PARK 

We desire the vewers of the fenses of Dorchester Nickolas 

Butler willyam Blak and John Smith to aquaynt each man where 



80 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

[1O3.] This the work was dune in the yeare 55 ; 

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

For Dorchester For Dedham 

WILYAM SUMNER JOSHUAH FlSHER 

WILYAM CLARK DANIELL FISHER 

NATHANAEL GLOUER WILYAM AUERY 

MAHALALEEL MUNNINGS 

[1O4.] 1 10 56 

at a meetinge of the Towne accordinge to the yeareley meetinge 
a p e sentment against deffectiue ffence of the great necke beinge 
Comitted to the consideratio of the towne they voted a Remissio 
of it vpo this consideratio that the proprietors of the necke doe 
some tyme in the eleaventh month next meet together and take 
effectual course for amendinge seuerall greuances now complained 
of viz that such Fence as maie be spered be take of and a new 
p'portio of the Fence be made and doe for that end appoint m r 
Jones ensigne Foster and Deacon Clap fforth with to veiw what 
Fence they judge meet to be taken of and make Returne vnto the 
next meetinge of the select men who shall then order the meeting 
of the p'pretors acordingly. 

voted affirmatiue. 

for the p e sentment about the .necke waye it was suspended 
and Leiutenant Clap, Ensigne Foster, sergeant Clerke M r Jones, 
Joseph Pharnworth are aponted a Comitee to Examine tjie waye and 
Refforme what in their iudgmt the}* thinke is mistaten and make 
Returne vnto the select men vpon their Returne or anno part of 
them: who shall [Revil?] part or all they see Reason and are 
Required hereby to be serious in pvo inge soe acordinge of it with- 
out ptiality and herby we engage ourselues to be thankeffull to them 
for their seruice therein and not Contenance any that shall be Dis- 
conted without cause the Returne is to be the 8 of 10 56 
voted Affimatiue. 

In reference to the Order aboue said Mr. Jones Ennsine Foster 
and Decon Clap were appyntoud by the Towne to vew the fence 
att the necke which accordingly they haue donn : And therefore 
wee the Selectmen Do order and appynt that all the p'prietors of 
the neckelande doe meete att the meting howse by 9 : of the Clocke 
in the forenoone one the 17 th day of the : 11 : m next one penaltie 
of xij d for every one failing this 8 th of 10 m 56 : 

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



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 81 

At a meettiug of the p'prieto of the necke of land In refer- 
ence to the order of the towne aboue written it was agreed as 
followeth : 

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

M r Thomas Jones, Edward clap, Joseph pharnworthe, will}'am 
clarke were chosen the same time to doe that worke this was Voted 
and agreed on by the proprietors of the necke the seaventh of the 
ii month 1650 : 

[1O5.] An account of the Rate of 40 ts : 9 s : ll d : made in yeare 
1655 : for discharge of severall expences and charges for the 
Towne vse and Scoole Cometted vnto the hands of Henry Garnsey 

Bailife. 

B. d. 

Item to William Pound for mending the Stockes . 00.09.06 
I' for Selectmens Diet in the yeare 56 : to Goode^j 

George 3 ls 2 s 10. whereof sheereceved 22" of Ed- | 

mon Blake which he owed the towne for the [> 

Schoole house and som of Thomas Btird so we 

Laid out . . . . . . . J 01. 12. 11 

Item Left Clap as Debute for the yeare 56 . . 01.16.06 
Item to Deacon Weswall as Debute and other p'ticu- 

lers as by bill 02. 16. 06 

Item to Nathaniel Patten in severall p'ticulers as by 

bill of which 00. 10. 06 

my rate if 9 s 4 d so remaynes to me 14 d . 
I e to Goodman Andrus for woorke about meting 

howse 00. 08. 00 

Item to Edmon Bowne for worke about meting 

howse . . . 00. 05. 06 

F to Richard Evens for worke about the Scoole howse 00. 10. 06 
I 1 to M r Glouer for Running the Lyne and charge 

about Bastian Keans wife in her sickness . . 00. 06. 6 
It. to William Somner for Runing the Lyiie . . 00. 05. 7 
I* to Mahalaell M minings for Runing the Lyne . 00. 05. 
P to Robert Voce and his two sonns for runing the 

Lyne 00. 07. 6 

T to Robert Badcoke for Runing the Lyne . . 00. 02. 6 
I' to Thomas Hollman for Running the Lyne . . 09. 01. 
I 1 to Robert Redman for killing a woolfe . . . 01. 00. 
I * to William Trescott- for killing a woolfe . . 01. 00. 
I* to James Minott for his man Pike to keepe 

hoggs 00. 02. 6 

I' to Robert Pearce for mending a gate in the greet 

Lots . . . . , . . . 00. 01. 

Item allowed Henry Gearnsey for lose of Corne for 

want of Convenient roome and having no order to 

dispose of it 00. 09. 



82 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

I* wee allow him the said Henry for his paines att 

necke . . . .' 00. 12. 

I 4 paid the Scoolemaster Icabud wiswall by the Bay- 
life 20. 19. 11 

I* the Baylife crave allowance for John Smith John 
Plume Thomas Garnett Samuell Hollway Retorne 
Mannings and Bastian Keane, som of them gonn, 
other poore, and M r Edward Tinnge tresurer the 
whole is 00. 04. 10 

T for Selectmens Diett for : 1657 : 03. 00. 



Sum is . . . 18 37 6 s . 8 d . 

Dew from Henry Garnsey, Bailife- . . . . 02. 09. 3 
from Mr. Jones or Anthony Fisher for the farm rate 00. 14. 



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

the Scoolemaster 02. 00. 

Item Henry Garnsey paid to Ensine Foster 2 

bushels and halfe of pease att 4s p. bush, is . . 00. 10. 

and Henry Garnsey paid Mr. Jones 8 bush. . . 1. 12. 

and Henry Garnse} T paid Icabud Weswall . . 0. 04. 

so Dew from Henry Garnsey this 8 th of 12 m 57 . 0. 03 : 

[1O6.] The account of John Smith taken this 11 of the 3 m : 

57 of his Disbursments about the meeting howse and recites as 
fare as we cann by reson he Loosed his notes to this day : 

Item to William Pound 3. 16. 

I* to the Glasier formerly 1. 17. 

Item for nayles 0. 05. 

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

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

Item for a dore to M" 8 Stotons and M ri8 mathers seate 0. 03. 2 

Item to the Glasier in the year 56 . . . . 1. 10. 
Item for feting the glas from boston and helping the 

glasier * . 0. Oli 6 



7. 19. 8 

MOW -of thk 30' to the Glasier in 5# he hath not 
paid anything hut restes one the Towne so the 
whole some Laid out by the said John Smith is : 
6 s .: 7 9 ^ 8 d : 
P Laid out for nayles and for William pons man . 0. 3. 



Writs of John Smith Item of John Gurnett . . 00. 18. 

Item of Thomas Swifte 01.01. 5 

Item of Richard Hall . . . . . . 00. 06. 2 

Item his Rate formerly in 54, 55 . . .00.11.10 

Item his Last rate that Henry Garnsey Baylife 

should haue gathered . . . .. . 00. 11. 10 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 83 

Item of John minott 00. 11. 8 

Item of Thomas Burd 01. 10. 8 

Item wee paid for him to Robert Pound by his 

desire 00. 12. 



Sum receved by John Smith is 06. 05. 9 

so remaynes to John Smith from the Towne in all 5 s 5d 
[1O7,] This the furst of the tenth month 56, the offisers that 
wer Chosen by the towne for the yeare ensuing : 
Selectmen M r . patten 

Edward Breck 
Ensine Foster 
M r . Jones 
Nathanael Glover , 
Rators Sargent Capen 
William Clark 
Robert Badkok 
Super Visors for the High Wayes 

Georg Badkok 
James Humphres 
Richard Hale 
Balife Thomas lake 

Ed wiatcame and demanded pay for cow keeping In the year 
1655: of m i8 stowghton : 4 s and of John wales 15 s o*f Richard 
davis 4". we gave him a note to warne the said partys to give 
answer at next meetting if they did not pa}^ why they would not or 
elce they must exspect the bayliff to make distreesse ffor the same : 
This note was signed by 

E d . breck in the name of the rest 

This the 12 11 56 there was a warrant giuen vnto the balif 
Thomas lak for to warne al the towne perticulerly to meet to Con- 
sider of many wa}^hty things that Consernes the whole towne : the 
day is the 23 day of the 11 month: about 9 of the Clok in the 
forenoone ; 

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

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

[Page 108 blank.] 

[1O9.] This the 23 day of the 11 month upon a Generall 
towne meeting a lawfull meeting thes Vots were Voted and fully 
agreed upon as followeth : 

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



84 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

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

That whereas the towne uppon a lawfull meeting did Voted that 
the selectt men should forthwith send p'hib3'sion vnto the sayd 
John Aldis of Dedham that he should seas from Cutting any more 
of ower timber in ower Seder swampe or other wheare : wee therfore 
by Vertue of that vote and order did send vnto the sa3 T de John 
Aldis and hee did satisfy vs, that hee nor none other in his name 
or by his order hath Cutt up as much as he hath paj'de for in the 
tow thousand of bord : for he Came and Gaue up an account of 
what he had dune namly that hee had butGott twenty three thou- 
sand of shingle and in bords six Hundred : which amounts but to 
ten shillings eight pens and this account hee Gaue upon the sec- 
ond da}^ of the last month. 56. 

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

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

At a Generall Towne meeting the 23 11 56 itt was Voted thatt 
the three devisions and other land in the Cow walke should bee 
stinted. In refferenc to that Vote wee the select men of Dorches- 
ter doe order that all persons within this plantation that haue any 
lott land or Deuident in any of the aforesa3~d iands doe bring in a 
note vnto some one of the Select men beetweene this and the furst 
of the furst month next Vppon penalty of forfeyting fiue shillings 
to bee taken by distres or otherwise for the neglect hearof. 

Dated the se Cond of the twelfe month 56 : 

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

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

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



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 85 

[11O.] The 9 of the last month 56. The names of shuch as 
are appoynted to Vew the fenses in the Common filds for this yeare 
57: 

, ,, , , ( Richard Withington 
Impnmus the necke of land j Rodger Sumner 

The filde behinde M- Stoughons { ^ha^Baker 
The grett lotts from M 8 Hollands "| 

and so around westward and I Geoarge Procter 

end so fare as widdowe (John Gurnell 

popes lott 
For the Rest of the f William Robinson 

grett lott fence ( Thomas Tilestone 
The twenty accre f wiliam clarke 

lott . . ( Thomas Daaenport : 

The lott behinde M r f Sargent Gapen : 

Jones . . ( Henery Kebby. 

The lott behinde Thomas f John wiswale 

wisswale . . ( william clarke. 

Geoarge Dyer 



The lot behinde m' mather ^ wimam 

The lotts behinde Thomas ( Nickolas Clapp 
Burdes house . , { Thomas Andrewes 

f James Humphres 
The 8 aker lotts | Rodger 



[111.] This the 9 of the 12 month in 56. A memorandome 
that wee the Select men of Dorchester Doe order that the same 
orders shall stand still in forse as namly that about fenses in all 
Corne filds, both for the suffvcentsy of it and the time when it 
shall bee vp and the same orders about hogs that the be so sufi- 
siently yoaked and Ringed : and that John Plume shall see that 
all hogs bee } r oaked and Ringed. 

It was Voted by thg towne the 21 of the 12 m th 56 that it should 
bee the balifes office to looke that swine be yoaked and Ringed 
accordinge to order : and hee is to take the Penalty as is expressed 
in the order if they be not so Ringed and yoaked : 

It was voted by the towne the : 10 of the last m th 56 that Robert 
Vose was to haue 40 acres of land la}'d out which was granted 
vnto M r John Glouer neare the blew hills adjoyning to the medow 
of the sayd Vose : 

This the 9 of the furst month 57 the Select men Gaue order for 
the laying of out this sayd 40 acres vnto the sayd Vose in reffer- 
enc to the towne vote : and they appoynt william Snmner william 
clarke william Robinson to see it layd out : 

At a mettinge of the selectmen the 12:4: 1657 : 

Thomas Bird brought a note from henry woodwarde Constable 
and demanded twentie shillings for a wolfe that his sone and 
Samuel hemanwa^y kild within our bounds the 5: 1:57: which we 
doe order that the}* shall be payd the next towne rate : 

At a towne mittinge the first of December : 1656 : 



86 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Wheras ther was a twentie acre lott that was the inheritance of 
David Prise Deceased, who gave the sayd Lott 

M r Eliot p e sented a Letter dated the 4 : 4 : 57 : vnto the select- 
men to be p e sented vnto the towne. 

Bro. will} T am Blake senior Desired to buy a booke for the record 
of births burialls manages to be kept in per pe tuam memoria and 
be paid for it out of the towe stocke : 

Thomas wiswall was here desired In the behalf of the scoole 
that a flower be laid over head In the scoole house and a studdy 
made In it for the vse of the scoolemaster prouided 5 s toward It 
and timber In his lott for juice. 

same time Thomas wiswall desired 14 bushels of Indian corne 
In part of pay for his sons teaching scoole which M r . Jones or- 
dered him to take at Dedham M r . Jones to haue 4 bushells of M r . 
patten 2 of ensigne foster againe and peas of brother brecke for 
the rest and allowed them In there rates againe. 

It was voted by the towne the 18 th 6 : 1657 : that Edward Clapp 
William Clarke and henry Woodward ore any two of them are 
appointed to view whether the heigh way by the twentie acre Lotts 
may be layd by the fence of the twentie acre lotts as maior Ather- 
ton doth desire and soe make returne vnto the town : Now the fore- 
said men hath vewed the waye and hath retorned there answer this 
7 th of 10 m. 57 that the way may goe by the fence of the twentie 
eaker Lots next to mag r Athertons Land this was granted voted 
and agreed one att a Towne meting 

WILLIAM BLAKE . 
Recorded 

[113.] Whereas the fence at the necke of land and the way 
vnto it is very defectiue and neglected hitherto to be repaired be- 
cause of a new de vision that was ordered to be made which alsoe 
hath ben done because of some error in the former : It is ordered 
that the Veiwers of the fence for the necke and the surveyers of 
the heigh wayes doe forthwith giue notice to the p'prietors to re- 
paire both within 14 da}*es without faile one the penaltie exprest 
in the order for defectiue fence and wayes and that they doe veiw 
and make returne to the select men within 6 dayes after the 14 
dayes vpon penaltie of 2 s 6 d for each neglect of veiwers or survey- 
ors herein dated the 12 : 4 : 1657 

Ther was a warrent giuen by the selectmen the 12: 8: 1657: 
vnto henry Gurnsey the late bailife and to the Constable to take 
by Distresse ore otherwise of those that haue not payd the sa}'d 
Gurnsey ther sums that they are rated vnto as doth appeare in the 
rate that henry Garnsey hath bearinge date 30 3 mo 1656. 

[113.] We who wer appointed by the p'prietors of the necke 
of land at the metting the 7: 11: 56: to consider what fence 
might be spared at both ends and alsoe to remoue it one any parte 
of it at our discression and alsoe to p'portion ever} 7 mans share : 
accordingly we haue agreed that the fence shall be remoued to the 
other side of the waye on the east side from the gate to M r Jons 
his meddow : and one the west From the gate through Amiel 
Weekes his land and allsoe we haue agred with Amiel Weekes that 
the heigh way to the meddow shall ly next his meddow p'vided 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 87 

that the barrs that cross the way shall be parte of his fence and 
alsoe that none shall fead in the heigh way to his Damage alsoe 
we agree that these that haue their share of fence next to the gate 
shall hane one fourth parte abated : that is to say from the gate to 
the maiors medow on one side and Amiel weeks barrs on the other 
side alsoe we hane p'portioned every mans share of fence accor- 
dinge to a due p'portion : and because some doe not remoue ther 
fence we agree and determine that those that doe not remoue shall 
alow and pay to those that do remoue an equal p'portion as two 
men shall iudge that any doe desire it of them : 7 : day of the. 3. 
moneth: 1657: 

THOMAS JOANES 
JOSEPH FARNWORTH 
EDWARD CLAPP 
WILLIAM CLARKE *^, 

At a mettinge one a traininge Day the 28 th of the 7 mo : Ij34> it 
was voted and granted, that the select men should add ten pounds 
vnto the next tovvne rate to be pa} r d in wheate forthep'curinge and 
purchasinge of great Gunns for the vse of the towne : 

At a mettinge of the select men the 22 th 7 ra : 1657: Timothy 
Mather entred an action of Debt of thirtie and fiue shillings 
against Nicolas Bolton. 

Nicholas Bolton acknowledged twentie and five shillings payd 
for him by lieutenant Clap in wheate, and two bushells of barley 
him selfe receiued of the plaintiflfe The} T finde for the plaintiffe 
thirtie fiue shillings to be payd in kinde, and Cost six shillings six 
pence. 

Whereas ther was a way Layd out formerly by nathaneel Walles 
william Robenson and nathaneel Patten b} T the appoinrnent of the 
Select men of Dorchester from M r Glouers Farme to Squantomse 
necke of two rodd broad Vntill you come to the way that leads 
from M r Imwkins his farme and then to be three rod broad to the 
necke nboue sa}~d, now by Length of time ore for want of Lookinge 
vnto the way is vnknowne therefore vpon the complainte of some of 
the towne ntt a mettinge of the Selectmen the}* appointed Nathanel 
Patten and William Robenson to Lay out the s'ayd way as neare 
as they can in the same place the way was before, which we the 
sayd Nathanel Patten and William Robenson haue Done as neare 
as we can this 17 day of the 6 mo : 1657 : 

[Page 114 blank.] 

[115.] This 17 th day of the: 9: m: 1657: Came Henery 
Woodard nnd Richard Hall to the Selectmen and gaue vp there 
account of there Counstable snipe both of the Country rate or what 
other they gntherd in the yeare : 56 : and 57 : to this day : 

Now the whole Some which they ware to gather of the Towne 
was: 71 ls : of which they paid the" Tresnrer : 66 ls : 13 s : 6 d : which 
did appeare by their acquitance from the Treasurer so remains 
from them 4:6': 6 d : out of which they paid for a Fine to the 
Countie Tresuerer : 10 s : and they allowed M r Edward Tiling being 
TresCier for his Country rate l s :4 d : and Abda the Indian which 
was gonn away : 2 s : 3 d : which was Charged in the Country rate: 



88 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

and John wanerites rate who was charged in the Country rate 

vppon his master and p'ticularly one himselfe which was 2 s : 3 d : 

which somes ar 15 s : 10 d : which wee thinke is Just to be allowed 

them so remains from them 3 ls : 10 s : 8 d . 

of which some Heriery Woodard do ~\ ]s 8 d 

acknowledg him selfe Debtor 2. 19. 10 

to the towne . 

and Richard Hall Debter to 



: 



the Towne . ( 0. 10. 10 



pa} T d to william Blake by henry Woodward 0. 10. 

We the Selectmen of the Towne of Dorchester taking into Con- 
sederation the in Comberances one the waves in our Towne by laying 
of Doung wood Tember Stones Billding of hovalls Sties for Swine 
Sawpits or Digging of Claj-pitts or any other thing to the annoy- 
ance of the inhabitants or strangers : Wee the Selectmen doe order 
that all the waj^es in the Towne be fourthwith Cleared and wood 
stones tember Doung Sawpits hovalls sties for swine cla}-pits be 
fourthwith taken away and filled vp by the 24 th day of the 10 th mo. 
next vppon the penaltie of i 8 for every Loode of Dung timber 
wood stones not taken awa}- b} T the day aboue-said : and for every 
hovall piggstie Sawpitt or Claypitt not taken away or filled vp by the 
day aboue said hee shall pay 2 s : 6 d : to be taken by Disstraine or 
otherwise of the p'ties so offending this 9 th day of the 9m 1657. 

[Page 116 blank.] 

[117.] The seaventh of the tenth moneth 1657 the officers that 
were then chosen by the towne for the yeare ensuinge. 

Selectmen Leiutenant Clap^ 
Ensigne Foster | 
M r Joans 
M r Patten 
Edward clap ) 
Raters Joseph Farn worth 
William Clarke 
Richard Withington 
Baliffe Laurence Smith 
Supervisors of the hie waj^es 

Robert Yose 
Thomas Colman 
Supervisors of the wayes vnto the necke of Land 

Richard Baker 
William Clarke. 

The da}* aboves d william Triscott was chosen to suply a consta- 
bles office vntill the last fourth day In march next and then the 
towne to choose two new ons for one yeare. 

Dorchester Rate made for the vse of the Country by the select- 
men and the Commissioner chosen for that end the 24 : 6 : 1657 : 
the totall sume as the Commissioner hath cast it vpe is 78 l8 . 2". 6 d . 

At the mittinge of the church and towne the eleunth Day of 



DORCFIESTER TOWN RECORDS. 80 

December: 1657: It was voted that they would give vnto M r 
Mather 100 ls for the yeare that is past to be Rated vpon all the 
inhabitants according to the p'portion of every mans estate ; it 
was alsoe voted the same time that they would giue M r Eliezer 
Mather 10 ls for his Labour that he hath taken amongst vs already, 
and the ten pounds to be added vnto the one hundred pounds in 
the Rate. 

The question beinge moued vpon the former vote whether our 
brethren and neighbours at Unquetie 1 should pay ore p'portionable 

to the one hundred pound to the ministry - in regarde they 

had a minister ther, whervpon it was voted the same time as 
followeth : That those aboue the riuer of Naponsett (except M ris 
Glouers farme and M ris feus farme) are exempted for payinge vnto 
M r Mather for this yeare if they Desire it. 

At the mettinge of the select men the 14 : 10 : 1657 : then was 
order giuen vnto the raters for making the rate of 110 ls . for the 
ministry as is aboue written 

Alsoe the same day ther was order given for the makinge of a 
Rate of thirtie pounds for the vse of the Scoole and towne. 

The 16 : 10 : 1657 : Ther was a warent sent to the sup'visors of 
the hywayes that forthwith the}' should se that the heighway att 
the north end of the bridge at naponset betweene that and the hill 
be made sufficient and to make ther returne vnto the selectmen ore 
one of them by the 29: 10: 1657: vpon the penalty of fine 
shillings for ther Neglect. 

At the meetinge of the select men the : 14 : 10 : 1657 : It was 
orderd by them that M r Patten should call vpon Deacon Wiswall 
to giue an acounte for the 1500 : of boards and alsoe whether 
he hath any writinges ore papers that concerns the towne of 
Dorchester. 

The same Day ther was a warrant granted to the Constable for 
the gathering vpe of those sums of those that haue not payd ther 
p'portion for the maintenance of the ministry for the years 1655 : 
and 1656 : 

[118.] At the meeting of the select men the eleuenth day of 
the eleventh moneth 1657 : was a towne Rate giuen vnto the Con- 
stables of 25 : 13 :-9 : the Constables were John Capen and Wil- 
liam Trescott : 

The same day order was given that the Constables in the yeare 
1055 to bring in ther accompt of the Countrie rate to the select 
men the next Day of ther meetinge : the Rate was 25 lb : 16 : : the 
Constables wer Richard Curtic and Thomas Tilestone. 

The same day the selectmen did order that the Constable should 
pa}' the scoole maister 20 lb out of the Rate aboue sayd 

I 1 to M rs Pecocke 1.2.0 

I' for a wolfe killing to leiutenant and others . 1.0.0 

I* to Leiutenant 2 being the remainder to make vpe") 
that which is due vnto him for beinge due vnto V 
him for beinge Deputie . . . . . J 0.8.0 

1 This was Unquety or Uncataquissett, now Milton. W. H. W. 

2 Lieut. Roger Clap was deputy to the General Court in 1657. W. H. W. 



90 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

1* to Ensigne Foster 0.9.0 

I* to Richard Evans for worke he did at the meet- ) 

inge house . ) 0.18.0 

The same day ther was oder giuen to the Con- 
stable to pay vnto Liuetenant Clap and Ensigne 
Foster . ' . . . . . . . 2 . 18 . 

George Procter Doth Desire a plott of Land to sett a house. 

At the meeting of the selectmen the 8 : 12 : 57 : henry Wood- 
ward was apointed to pay Thomas Bird twentie shillings. 

The same Day the Constable John Capen was to pay vnto Rob- 
ert vose for a wolfe 1 - - o 

I* the Constable was to pay John Smith sen r . . 0-5-5 

I 1 the Constable was to pay Thomas Birde . . 0-5-0 

Gamaleel Beman Doth Desire a plott of Land to set a Barne. 

[119,] We whose names are subscribed and being appointed 
by our several! towns, And being mett the first day of December 
1654: to layout the heigh way through Dorchester woods from 
Brantiy Bounds to Roxbury bounds Doe agree as followeth 

1. That the Way shall he foure Rodd wide from Brantry 
Bounds to Roxbury Bounds. 

2. Being neare Henry Crans house the way to ly one the south 
east side of it in the old Beaten Roadway and soe to a low white 
oke marked on the same side of the way and soe by the marked 
trees to the brooke soe from the brooke the wa} r being badd in the 
winter we agree to take aboute a Rod wide into Anthony Gulli- 
ford's lott wher the fence interrupts the wa}* and soe to a marked 
post towards John Gills house and from thence to an other marked 
post against John Gills house, from thence to a stake in Elder 
Kingsleys yarde and from thence to the mill in the old beaten Road 
way and from the mill to two great Rockes on the Lower side of 
the way att Robert Spurs and Hemy Merifields houses ends and 
from thence to the new feilds by the marked trees in the old Road 
way and so through the new feild wher the way formerly was and 
from thence b}" the marked trees on the left hand to Roxbury 
bounds : 

of Dorchester of "Brantry 

NICOLAS CLAPP MOSES PAINE 

WILLIAM CLARKE GREGORY BELCHER 
Entered and 
examined by me 
WILLIAM BLAKE 
Recorder 

At a meeting of the select men the 8 : 1 : 57 ore 58 : It was 
ordered that those vnder writen are apointed to goe a p'ambelation 
betweene Bran tree and Dorchester and to renew the bounds ac- 
cording to Law and make returne to the selectmen 

John Capen 
Richard Withington 

The same Da}*, it was ordered by the selectmen that those vnder 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 91 

writen are apointed to goe a p'ambelation betweene Roxbury and 
Dorchester and to renew the bounds accordinge to Law and make 
return to the select men. These men are to run the line betweene 
Dorchester and Dedham alsoe. 

William Clarke 

Richard Leeds 

Enoch Wiswall 

At the meetinge of the select men the 8 : 1 : 58 : they Doe De- 
sire that John Capen would warne all the Commoners to meet at 
the meetinge house the 17 Day of this p'snt moneth to giue ther 
votes whether they would haue the Commons Devided ore noe. 

[ISO.] 8: 1: 1658. The names of such as are apointed to 
veiw the fence in the Common feilds for this yeare 1658 : 

Imp-mis the necke of land { 

The field beyond M ris j Richard Leeds 

Stoughtons j Hugh Batten 

The great Lotts from M r ~) 

hollands and soe Round ! John Smith 

westward and end soe farre [ John Pelton 

as widdow Popes lott J 

for the rest of the great ) Edward Brecke 

lott fence } Abraham How 

Thetwentie acre Lotts j 

The Lot behind X> Joans { 

The feild behind Joseph \ Joseph Farnworth 
Farn worth j Enoch Wiswall 

The feild behinde M r j Timothy Mather 
Mathers . ( William Trescott 

The feild behind f Richard Williams 
Thomas Bird " Thomas Bird 

The ei gh t acre 

At the meeting of the Select men the 8 : 1 : 57 : ore 58 : ther was 
bill giuen Nicolas George to receiue of Thomas Tolman l lb . 10 8 . 0. 

The same day the selectmen Did apoint Richard Baker, William 
Clarke, and John Capen to Lay out a heigh way of four Rod broad 
from Clement Topleafes house vnto the heigh way that is in'M* 
Thomas Jones Lott in the eight acre Lotts vntill they come to the 
heigh way that Runs betweene Roxbury and Brantry. 

At the meeting of the selectmen the : 8 : 9 : 1658 : pay d Nicolas 
George for Diet 0. 12. 

[123.] Dorchester : 8 : 12 : 1657 : Forasmuch as timber and 
fire wood is of great vse to the p'sent and alsoe future generations 
and therfore to be prudentlj 7 p'serued from wracke and Destroying 



92 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

for the vse of the people interested in the same. And wheras ther 
is complaint to the select men of this towne of much abuse by 
some p'sons that take libertie to fall cut and cary ofe the Commons 
in this towne notwithstanding Diners orders that haue ben made 
and are yet in force to the Contraiy, To the intent that none may 
plead ignorance and that such abuses ma} T be restrained : It is 
therfore further ordered by the select men of the towne of Dor- 
chester aforesa}"d, that no person ore persons what soeuer whether 
free men or non free men Commoner ore not Commoner within the 
towne of Dorchester aforesayd shall fall ore cutt ore cary away an} r 
timber ore wood (that is standing ore fallen) from ofe the Com- 
mons ore any part of the Lands undeuided in Dorchester, or from 
any of the heigh wayes, either for ther owne vse or others vpon 
penalty of forfeitinge fine shillings for euery tree soe failed ore 
cutt and for euery load of timber ore fire wood caried ofe the Com- 
mons aforesayd excepting such as had liberty from such as were 
apointed ore shall haue liberty from such as shall be apointed to 
grant Liberty for cutting and feching timber ore wood for mens 
necessary ocasions. The aforesayd penaltie to be taken by dis- 
tresse ore otherwise for the vse of the towne : And because this 
order should not hinder any who haue right in Commons from tim- 
ber ore wood for their necessary ocasions at p e sent till such time as 
Commons ma}' be allotted out we do therfore apoint and athoriz 
our beloued brethren Joseph Farnworth Nicolas Clap and John 
Capen ore any two of them to grant liberty to such whose ocasions 
may necessarily require, p'vided it be not to sell or carie out of the 
towne either directly ore indirectly in which case they shall not 
grant liberty at all : and for the better and more due obseruation of 
this order we doe desire our aforesayd brethren to keepe a Record 
of what number of trees wood or timber they grant, and to whom 
and when it was so granted that the select men ma} r haue account 
therof if they se cause to call for it at any time. 

[124.] At a Lawfull meetinge of the towne the 9 : 1 : 57 ore : 
58 : It was voted that ensign Foster Nicolas Clap and William 
clarke are apointed to veiw the gates at the south or south west 
end of the great lotts, whether onl} T one gate way be sufficient ore 
whether ther must be two gates maintained continually. 

The same day vpon the request of George Proctor It was voted 
and granted vnto him a plott of land to sett a house vpon, by his 
now Dwelling house and John Minot and Richard Hall were 
apointed to lay it out soe that it exceed not seaven Rods. 

The same day James Blake and Hugh Batten were chosen Con- 
stables for the } 7 eare insuinge. 

the: 10 th : 3: 1658 Upon the request of John Pelton and in 
the name of Edward Brecke John Minot Richard waj* and others 
it was granted by the select men that they ma}* haue libertie for 
the security of Corne of the great Lotts and Captaines necke to 
sett vpe a gate at John Peltons Barne for this yeare : 

At a Lawfull meetinge of the towne the 9 : 1 : 1657 : or 1658 
vpon the request of Gamaleel Beman it was voted and granted 
unto him a plott of Land adioning vnto his Barne to make an 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 93 

adition vnto his Barne and William Blake and William Clarke were 
apointed to lay it out. John Capen was apointed alsoe because 
William Clarke was remouedvnto northamton and William Blake 
and John Capen hath Done this worke accordinge to this order. 

[125.] Wheras ther hath ben and still is Complaint by reason 
of want of gates ore insufficiente gates leading thorow the great 
lotts and to the necke of land, for the making and repairing the 
sayd gates : It is therfore ordered by the select men that all p'sons 
possessing and improuing any land in tillage in any of the sayd 
Corne feilds shall pay or cause to be payd one peny for euery acre 
in tillage vnto Abraham How for the great lotts and vnto Richard 
Wellington for the necke of land (except such as haue already 
payd vnto Richard Wellington by vertue of a former order) the 
sayd peny p acre to be payd at ore before the first of October next 
and whoroeuer shall neglect as afore sayd shall pa}^ two pence p 
acre to be taken by Distresse ore otherwise of all such as shall soe 
neglect to pay ther peny p acre, and those that receiue the same 
are to keepe account what he hath receiued and payd out for the 
maintenance of the sayd gates and to giue account of the same 
yearly if called ther vnto by the p'priettors of the sa}~d feilds ; ore 
by the selectmen : 

At a generall towne meeting the sixt of December: 1658: the 
officers that were chosen for the yeare ensuinge 

Select men Maior Atherton 

Leuitenant Clap 

Ensigne Foster 

M r Joans 

M r Patten 
Raters John Capen 

William Sumner. 

William Robenson 
Bailiife Clement Maxfeild 

C Thomas Swift sen r 

Supervisors of the heigh ways -< Thomas Laake 

(John Gill. 

Supervisors of the way to the Necke of land { 

The same day It was agreed and voted b} r the inhabitance then, 
that all p'sons shall giue in- a true and p'fect accompt of all ther 
Ratable estates vnto the Raters by the thirtieth Day of this p'sente 
moneth and soe by eueiy thirtieth Day of the tenth moneth from 
time to time, And alsoe to bringe in a true and p'fect account of 
ther Ratable estates vnto the select men by the thirtieth day of the 
fift moneth next and soe by the thirtieth day of the fift moneth from 
time to time vpon the penaltie of flue shillings for ther neglect of 
each time from time to time, and alsoe to abide the will and Doome 
of the selectmen and Raters of them the fine ore penaltie to be put 
into, ore added vnto the towne Rate : 

The same Day it was agreed and Voted that they would give M r 
Mather one hundred pounds for the yeare that is past to be Rated 



94 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

vpon all the inhabitance accordinge to p'portion of euery mans 
estates. 

The same Day it was voted that the selectmen should make an 
order that noe p'son should take into ther houses ore habitations 
any p'son without the alowance ore consent off the select men vpon 
such penalty as the selectmen shall se good to lay vpon them : 

The same Da} T it was Voted vpon the motion of John Gill that 
the Landing place aboue Naponsett Riuer should be altered vpon 
the veiw of Robert vose William Robenson and Robert Badcocke 
and they to make returne vnto the select men. 

The same Day it was voted vpon the testimony of Diuers that 
euer [* * *] Run'g in euery Devission ther should be two Rod 
wid leyd out for high wayes : 

[126.] At a generall meeting the sixt of December : 1658: 
It was voted that the landing place by M r Huchensons farme 
should be recorded to be a Common Landinge place and a way 
vnto it upon the veiw of Robert vose, William Robenson and 
Robert Badcocke and they to make returne vnto the select men. 

The same Day it was voted that Robert vose, William Roben- 
son and Robert Badcocke should veiw a way to goe to George 
Badcockes house. 

The same Day it was Voted that William Sumner and William 
Clarke are appointed by the towne to require M ris Goer that shee 
doe Desist from making any vse of any land at ore neare Wain- 
mans ordinarie or any wher else in Dorchester for buildinge mak- 
inge of hay ore any other vse. 

At the meeting e of the select men the : 13 : 10 : 1658 It was 
ordered by them that Leiutenant Clap is intreated to see speddy 
repaires of the glasse windows about the meeting house and John 
Capen is ordered to see other repaires in and about the meeting 
house as the sayd John Capen shall be directed by the select men 
ore some of them : and they shall be payd out of the next towne 
Rate. 

The same day ther was a warent granted out that John Capen 
and William Trescot Constables in the yeares 56 : and 57 : should 
bring in ther accouts vnto the select men the 28 : 10 : 58 : vpon 
the penaltie of 20". 

The same day ther was twentie shillings giuen vnto William 
Blake and his Rate the last yeare which was 3 s for his paines for 
writinge attending vpon the selectmen for time past and for six 
pence he leyd out for paper : 

At the meetinge of the select men the : 10 : 11 : 1658 : 

Maior Atherton was intreated to speake with the scoolmaister 
to know his mind whether he will keep scoole For longer time. 

And M r Patten is intreated to looke vpe what notes and papers 
he heth that concernes the accounts of the scollers for the two 
yeares past 56 : and 57 : and bring them to select [men]. 

The same day M r Joans was appointed to warne John Aldis to 
come and give an account vnto the select men of what timber he 
hath fallen in the swamp comonly called purgatory swamp. 

The same Day it was ordered that William Robenson and 
Thomas mekens are apointed to lay out the landing place by na- 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 95 

ponset Mill and the landing place in M r Huchensons farme : And 
it is further ordered the same day that the aboue sayd William 
Robenson and Thomas Mekens are appointed to veiw the most con- 
venient places for two heigh wayes from the County heigh way to 
run into the woods towards the Blue hill and to make Returne 
vnto'the select men the 14 : 12 : next. 

[127.] The same day it was ordered that Abraham How is 
to bring vnto the select men of whom he hath receiued a peny an 
acre towards the setting vpe of the gates in the greate lots : and 
Abraham How and William Robenson are to bring vnto the select 
men the number of acres of land that is broken vpe and what num- 
ber of acres euery p'prietor hath in the great lotts the 14 : 12 : 
next. 

Dorchester the 10: 11: 1658: whereas the generall Court hath 
taken care what strangers shall Reside in this iurisdiction and 
how lisenced as by the law title strangers it doth appeare, but 
haue taken noe order for families ore p'sons that remoue from one 
towne in this Jurisdiction to an other : now to p'vent such incon- 
venience as may come if ener}^ one be at liberty to receive into 
this towne whom they please. It is ordered therfore by the select 
men of this towne that if any maner of p'son ore p'sons in this 
towne shall intertaine any soiornour ore inmate into his or ther 
house ore habitation aboue one weeke without lisence from the 
selectmen ore the maior parte of them first had and obtained, shall 
forfeit fiue shillings, and for every weekes continuance three shil- 
lings foure pence. And if any p'son as afore sayd shall receiue 
any family into his or ther house ore habitation longer then the 
time aboue sayd shall forfeit the penaltie of twent}' shillings, and 
for euery weekes continuance 13" : 4 d : all which fines shall be 
forth with taken by distresse ore otherways by warent from the 
select men from time to time ; 

The account of William Trescott constable taken the 28 : 10 : 
1658 fortheyeare: 1657: 

lb. s. a. 

The whole Rate commited vnto his hands was . 78 . 2 . 5 
Imp'mis payd vnto the treasurer for the Country ) 

rate in the yeare : 1657 j 52 . 6 . 4 

I' more a quarter parte being added . . . 13 . 1 . 7 

I* to the treasurer for our parte to the Colledge . 5.5.0 

I 1 to the treasurer for copies of the Court orders . 0.11.0 
I* payd to Leiutenant Clap in part for his Diet being | 

Deputy . . . . . . . . } 1.5.0 

I* payd vnto Ensigne Foster for the same account 1.13.0 

I 4 payd vnto the treasurer for the Deputies Diet . 3 . 10 . 4 



77 . 12 .3 

So ther is Due vnto the towne from William Tres- ) 

cott Constable j . 10 . 2 

The towne Rate delivered to William Trescott ) 

constable for this 1658 : the rate was 40 . 12 . 2 



96 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Considering bis losse and treble the selectmen thought meet to 
discharge the sayd William Trescott : the 12 (9) 1660. 

The: 14: 12: 1658 ther was a warent given vnto Clement 
maxfeild Balife for the gathering of two pence an acre of euery 
acre in tillag in the great lotts. 

The 8 : 1 : 1658 : or 1659 William Robenson and William- pond 
were chosen constables for the yeare insuinge. 

At the meetinge of the select men the 14 : 1 : 1658 or 1659 ther 
was a warent giuen William Trescott for to gather of those parents 
and maisters that sent ther children ore seruants to the free scoles 
those summs that are in his list. 

The same Day Leiutenant clap andEnsigne Foster are appointed 
to manage the business of Tomsons } T land for the obtaining of 
it. 

[128.] At a twone meeting the: 8:1: 1658 or 1659: It 
was voted then that the inhabitants would haue a tr}*all at the 
Charge of the towne for to gett Tomsons yland for the towne of 
Dorchester as the}' suppose that it is ther b}' right and it was alsoe 
voted the same day that the selectmen are desired and impowered 
to p'secute the triall in the best way and maner as they shall thinke 
best and most Convenient for the obtaining of it. 

The names of such as are appointed to veiw the fence in the 
Common feilds for this eare. 1659 : 



for the necke of land ^rtef S^ith 



The feild behind M * Stoughtons } 

The great lotts from DanieH 

Prestons and soe Round I Richard Leads 
westward and end so farre f Richard Hall 
as the widdow Popes lot J 

for the rest of the great lotts } omas 

j Thomas JLrott 

rr,. i ,, ) Thomas Dauenport 

The twenty acre lott > , T ,, 

J ) Thomas Grant 

The lott behind M r } William Clarke 

Joans : j William Blake 

The feild behind | Isaac Joans 

Enoch Wiswall j Thomas Swift 
The feild behind M r j Timothy Mather 

mather j George Dier 

The feild behind John | John Blackman 

Blackman j Obadiah Haws 

rru , , ) Jonas Humphrys 

I he eight acre lotts > TT r S J , 
j Henry Woodward 

The feild aboue naporisett") T , .., 
Riuer at the north side f- X? M* 
of William Daniels house, } Ihomas Swlft 

At a towne meeting the 8 (1) 165 8 r William Robenson and 

9 

William Pond were chosen constables for the yeare ensuing: 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 97 

At a meeting of the towne the 28 : 1 : 1659 : It was concluded 
and voted that they would haue a scoole kept in Dorchester as in 
former times. 

It was voted the same day that M r Thomas Joans should have 
the pound he pa} T ing for it thirty shillings and he doth p'mise to 
sett vpe a pound at an other" place wher the select men shall see 
fitt he being alowed what charge he is att in setting upe the New 
pound : 

At the meeting of the select men the 13 : (4) 1659 : Came 
John Smith sen r to the select men and Desired libertie of passage 
through a high way that Runeth by the North east, end of the 
great lotts from the beach by Edward Breckes to the smelt Riuer : 
which liberty was granted him : 

[129.] "At the meeting of the select men the 12 (7) 1659 : 
William Robenson was desired by the select men to inquire how 
long tho Trott hath lived at Uncatte 1 in Nicolas Whits house : 

The same day ther was order giuen to the sup'visors of the heigh 
wayes that the} T should se the heigh wayes to be made good and 
sufficient espesialty that way by the widdow Battens feild it being 
p'sented at the Count}- Court. 

The same day John Capen was ordered and intreated to se the 
meeting house repaired according to a former order made the 13 
(10) 1658. 

The same day M r Batten was intreated and ordered by the 
select men that he would se a speedy repaire of the scoole 
house. 

The same day William Pond Constable had order to warne> 
Angola the Negar to depart this towne. 

At the meetinge of the select men the 14 : (9) 1659 they then? 
desired and impowered William Clarke and Henry Woodward to 
serch and seeke out a farme of 1000 acres of land granted vnto the* 
towne of Dorchester for the vse of a scoole by the general^ Court 
held at Boston the 18 th of octoBer : 1659 : 

The same day M r Patten was appointed to speake with Nicolas 
George for taking of an Inmate into his house contrary vnto order.. 

The Country Rate made by the selectmen and thfi Co-missioner 
for the towne of Dorchester the single rate 

nv B d, 

the sum is 51. 8. & 

in the }*eare : 1659 : 

At a meeting the 29 (9) 1659 : James Blake Constable for the 
) T eare 1658: gaue his account as follaweth,: the sum he was 

lb s d 

charged with was 77 Id 8- 
Paid of it as followeth to the ~) 

tresurer as it doth appeare by > 1g r d , 

his acquitance ) 74 1. 3 
I* mistake in casting vpe 

the Rate > 0. 4. 3: 



P those that follow haue not payd ther Rate John Skriuen? 



Now Milton. W. H. W. 



98 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

0. 2. 5 Bastian Caine 0.3. 2 : the Administrators : of tho : 
Birch 0. 1. 6 : John Plumb : 0. 4. 3 : Moses Simons 0. 2. 5. I* for 
cariag of Corne to Boston 5 8 and other losses 0. 6. 8. 

The same day John Capen Constable for the yeare : 1657 : game 
vpe his account and ther is due vnto him 0. 5. 1. 

Ther is due from James Blake vnto the towne the 29 : (9 :) 59 

1. 19. 9. 

[13O.] At the generall towne meeting the fifth of December 
1659 the officers that were chosen for the yeare ensueinge. 

Selectmen maior Atherton ^ 
Lieutenant Clapp | 
Ensine Foster 
M r Patten 
M r Joans j 

Raters Edward Brecke ~\ 
John Capen 
William Sumner j 
Bailiffe Jacob Huens 

Supervisors of the heighwayes ( Robert Badcocke 

< Laurence Smith 
I John Gurnel 

the two last are to veiw the wa}' vnto the Necke of land alsoe : 
and to se it repaired sufficient. 

The same day it was agreed and voted that the select men 
should take and perfect the account of William Trescott Constable 
for the yeare 1659. 

The same day it was agreed and voted b} T the inhabitance of the 
towne that they would give M r Mather one hundered pounds for 
the yeare 1659 to be Rated accordinge to p'portion. 

The same day it was agreed and voted that the p'prietors of the 
land beyound the mill vnto the Bleu hills are to meet the second 
day of January next to consider about ther deuission of the land 
ther. 

The same day vpon the request of Richard Dauis it voted and 
granted a litle plott of land vnto him next unto henry Conliffe 
land soe it doe not rech the springe vpon the veiw of M r Patten, 
John Capen and William Sumner soe they doe exceed one hundered 
Rodds and they to make returne to the select men. 

The same day Thomas mekens and James Minott did p'mise.to 
sett vpe a fullinge mill vpon Naponsett Riuer by the first of De- 
cember next. 

The same day vpon the request of Robert Stanton to have a 
parsell of land about the ox penn M r Patten Leiutenant Clapp and 
William Robenson are appointed to veiw it to make returne vnto 
the select men before the second day of January next : 

The same day vpon the request of James Blake to exchange of 

a plott of Land ioining vnto his fence bye the water : it was voted 

that Ensigne Foster, Joseph Pharn worth nicolas Clap and Timo- 

th} r Mather to veiw it and make returne vnto the select men. 

The same day vpon the request of M r Joans the heigh way be- 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 99 

tweene Roxburie and Dorchester containing foure Rod broad on 
the east it begins at Edmund munings lott and ends on the west 
vnto nicolas claps lott : It was voted and granted vnto him in 
cosideration of land taken away from him, by reason of the heigh 
way layd out* from Clement Topleafes to the Country heigh way. 

At the meeting of the select men the 12 (10) 1659 they agreed 
to goe aboue the mill to veiw wher they shall thinke best wher 
the waves should be layd. 

The same day was and order giuen vnto the Raters for Leuie 
a Rate of 1 00 ls for M r Mather and alsoe a Rate of foretie pounds 
for the vse of the towne. 

[131.] At a generall towne meeting thel 6 (11) 1659 : the 
p'prietors of the commons gaue in ther votts by papers and the 
maior vote was for Devidenge of the Commons on both sids of the 
Riuer to the Blue Hills. 

The same day it was Voted by papers by the maior parte that 
euery pprietor may improue his devissions as he seeth good. 

The same day it was voted and granted vnto Robert Stanton 
vpon his former request a parsell of land about or neare the oxe 
pen soe that it Doe not exceed thirtie acres : it being veiwed ac- 
cording vnto former order by M r Patten, Leiutenant clap and 
william Robenson who made ther returne vnto the select men as 
they were ordered. 

16 (11) 59: at a generall meeting of the p'prietors at maior 
Athertons house to consider and giue in their votes about Deuiding 
or not Deuiding of Commons, the question was how votes must be 
vnderstood in Case one man haue by Contract seuerall interest it 
was agreed that euery p'prietor putinge in his vote with exspression 
and nomination of whose interest they Claime and then in case of 
need of Determination the booke shalbe examined and euery mans 
vote p or Con shalbe valued according to his Contracted interest : 

WILLIAM BLAKE. 

At the meeting of the select men the : 13: (12) 1659: they 
ordered that the Constables should giue out of the towne Rate vnto 
Beniamine Tuchel fiue pounds for his p'sent necessitie for clothing 
of him selfe and his children. 

The same day the select men ordered the Constables to pay the 
Recorder William Blake ....... 1.0.0 

At the meeting of the select men the 12 (1) 1659 or 1660 : 
Vrsula Batten desired to haue a plot of land to sett a Barne. 

The names of such as are apointed to veiw the fence in the 
common corne feilds for this yeare, 1660. 



Imprimis for the neck of land { 
The Mid behinde M- Stoughton 
The feild behinde Enoch Wiswall 



The feild behinde M< Joans { 



100 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



, , . , , Tr T. T ,1 ( William Prescott 
behmae M r Mather -j 

i rr^i T>- j f Thomas Andrews 

behinde Thomas Bird J 



The twentie acre lotts j 



James 

Edmund Bowker 
Henry merifeild 

The great lotts from Daniel Prestons soe round f John Smith 
westward soe far as the widdow Popes Lott : { Henry Leadbetter 

The rest of the great lotts 

at the meeting of the selectmen the 9 (11) 59 

Whereas ther were Divers fences defective at or about the 20* 
acre lotts 
. as 

Imprmis Robert Stills fined 19" 6: 

P henry merifeild : 4 s 6 d : 

1* Edmund Bowker : 6.0. 

P James Humphrey : 3.0 

The select men did then apoint the Baliffe Clement maxfeild to 

take of Robert Stills . 0.10.0. 

I f of henry merifeild . . . . . . . : 1.6 

P of Edmund Bowker 0.2.0. 

P of James Humphrey 0.1.0. 

of these fines Clement maxfeild is to have for his pains for the 
gathering of them, and for the driuing of the neck of land and for 
his paines about the fence about the necke of land . . 0.6.6 

At the meeting of the selectmen the 14 : (3) : 1660 : 

for the explanation of a towne order respecting viewers of fence 
and the necessitie of ther twise veiwing of fence before they 
p'sent it to the select men : 

It is declared that what fence they finde defectiue at any time 
of veiwing fence they shall p'sently giue the owners of the fence 
notice either by themselues or others that are of age or discresion 
to witnes the same that the sayd owners shall repaire ther defec- 
tiue fence within six dayes, and then p'sently after the sa} T d six 
dayes are expired the veiwers are to veiw the sayd defectiue 
fence againe, and what fence they then finde defectiue they shall 
forthwith p'sent the same to the select men : with this addition vnto 
the p'sentment that they haue giuen the owners notice therof 
before the last veiwing. 

The same day Ensigne Foster and seriant Clarke are desired 
and impowered to lay out the Common meddow from the fish 
house vnto Henry Wayes creeke. 

The same day elder Kingsley requested the the bounds of M r 
Huchensons farme may be determined. 

At the meeting of the select men the 17 (7) 1660 William 
Robenson and Thomas mekens were apointed to veiw a place for a 
heigh way that may be Convenient wher John Gill and Robert 
Redman shall shew you and to make ther returne vnto the select- 
men the 24 of this month. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 101 

At the meeting of the select men the 12 (9) 1660 
Mem'dom Laurence Smith Complaint 

John Capen request for the exchang of land in the second deuision 
with the land that was David prises in the second deuision. 

Edward Brecks request that hence forth that the way from the 
beach to the crecke or whether it shall runn : first that the towne 
make a sufficient heigh way ther and alsoe to take Care and charg 
of the gate that ther be noe Damage by the gate : It* that he may 
be payd for the land that is taken away from him which is owne 
p'priety and by reaspn of the highway 

[133. ] An account of the Country rate and towne rate taken of 
William Robenson and William Pond for the year 1658 : giuen the 
12 (9) 1660: 

The Country Rate is with addition . . . 77-19-5 
more to be added for persons omitted . . . 1 - - 

The towne Rate 40 ls ... 40-0-0 



Is 118- 19-5 

The Constables Creditor by paying to the 

tresurer . . . . . . .77-13-00 

The Constables Creditor to the towne 

Imp'mis payd to M r Pole 25-00-00 

I* to Thomas Swift for expenses . . . . 4-00-00 

I* to Ensigne Foster . . . . . . 2-00-00 

I* to Leiutenant Clapp 2-00-00 

I* to William Blake for Recording . . . 1 - 00 - 6 

P for a Wolfe to Joseph Long and Israel Mead . 1-00-00 

I* to Beniamin Tuchel . . . . . 2-00-00 

I* to Richard Euans - 1 - 00 

In the Conntry rate twise charged vpon the 

occupiers of John Wis walls land . . . 0-10-3 

John Scriuen gon out of towne . . . . 00-2-6 
The occupiers of Tomsons Hand - 8* 7 d the towne 

rate that they may require . . . . 00-8-7 

I 1 for Roome to lay Corne In . . . . 0-10-00 



41-4-3 

The day aboue sayd the sayd Constables were dis- 
charged by the select men and ther accounts 
accepted 77 - 13 - 



118-17- 3 
Dew to ballance . ... . . . 00-2-2 

118-19- 5 

To determine about M r Pole at the generall towne meetinge. 
Ensigne Fosters request for alowance of land that is taken away 
from him by reason of the Country way 

The Country Rate deliuered to the Constables 1660 the sum is 



102 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

63 ls 8* 2 d besids Brantry mens and two shillings ten pence which is 
Dauid Joans his rate. 

At the meeting of the select men the 26 (9) 1660 John Smith, 
Thomas Mekens and Richard Hall are apointed to lay out the way 
from the Country heigh way by the meeting house at Unquetie 
through John Gills land and Robert Redmans land that is to Run 
to the way that Runs to the blew hills : Alsoe John Smith, Thomas 
Mekens and Richard Hall are appointed to lay out the way from 
the landing place by the mill through Robert Voses farme. 

[134,] At the generall towne meeting the 3 (10) 1660: the 
officers that were chosen for the yeare ensuing 

Selectmen Major Atherton 
Leiutenant Clapp 
Ensigne Foster 
M r Patten 
M r Joans : 

Raters William Su inner 
John Capen 
William Robenson 

Baliffe Thomas Andrews Sen r 

f Steven Minott 

Supervisors of the heigh wayes -j John Blackman 

(Anthony Gulliford : 

The same day it was voted that M r Pole is to keepe the scoole 
vntill his yeare be ended which will be about the 20 (4) 166i 

Alsoe it was voted the same Day that the select [men] are to 
labour to p'vide a scoolmaister b} r that time that M* Poles yeare 
be ended : 

Alsoe the same day it was agreed and voted by the inhabitance 
of the towne that they would giue M r Mather one hundered pounds 
for the } r eare 1660 : to be rated by p'portion ; as the last yeare. 

The same day William Sumner and John Smith are appointed to 
veiw John Capens second devision and the second devision of that 
which was David Prise and alsoe to veiw the Country heigh wa\ r 
and the land that is to be alowed for the sayd heigh way and make 
returne to the select men. 

At the meeting of the select men the 10 (10) 1660 ther was a 
warent giuen to the Raters to leuie a Rate of 35 ls vpon the inhabi- 
tance of the towne for the vse of the towne ; and also to make a 
Rate of 100 lB for the payment of M r Mather. 

At the meeting of the select men the 14: (11) 1660 Thomas 
Wisall had a bill giuen him to receive of the Constable eighteene 
shillings and six pence in satisfaction for lost he sustained by rea- 
son of the lost of the prise of Indean corne which he receiued for 
that which was due to the scoolmaister : 

The same day the returne of William Sumner and John Smith 
being appointed to veiw the second devision that was Dauid Prises 
and second devision of John Capens vpon John Capens request for 
the excange of the sayd Prises lott with Capens lott the}' doe not 
see it Convenient for the towne to exchange it : 

Ensigne Foster did withdraw his hand from seting it to the 
towne Rate. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 103 

At the meeting of the select men the 10 (12) 1660 Richard 
Evans request 

The same day a warent giuen to the Constable to gather that 
which is due vnto M r Mather for the year 58 . . 4-9-9 

and for the } T eare 59. . . . . . 5-0-3 

[135.] The same day the Constable is ordered that he should 
p'vide all those waigts and measures that are required by the law 
that are not }-et p'vided out of the towne rate and to bring them 
vnto the select men : 

The towne Rate deliuered vnto Constable for thej'eare 1660 was 
36 ls 8 8 fi d . 

At the meeting of the select men the 11 (1) 1660 or 166i: Nic- 
olas Lawrence requested a plott of land to build a house near the 
Crecke : 

The same day the select men appointed to rune the line betwixt 
Dorchester and Roxburie and the line betweene Dorchester and 
Deddam the men appointed for this worke were Richard Leads or 
one of his sonne William Robenson and Nicolas Clap and Laurence 
Smith : and to Run the line betweene Dorchester and Brantrey the}*- 
appointed: Robert Badcocke Anthony Gulliford and Thomas Swift 
iu r to doe that worke 

The names of such as are appointed to veiw the fence in the 
common Corne feilds for this yeare 1661 : 

Inpri for the neck of land j Sl ch f d ^, aker 

( Nicolas Clapp 

The feild at the North side of f Samuel Wadsworth 
William Daniels { William Daniel 

The fei.d behind M Stoughton { 
The feild behind Mr. Mather 



behind Enoch Wiswall j f hn 

( Isaac Joans 

behind M' Joans I Clement Maxfeild 

Joseph Holmes 



behind Thomas Bird { J e * Humphry 
( Obadiah Haws 

twentie acre lotts j Richard Witbington 

( James White 

The great lotts from Daniel Prestons soe round I Edward Brecke 
westward soe fair as the widdow Pope's lott J Richard Hall 

The rest of the great lotts | mas man 

( Thomas Trot 

At the meeting of the select men the 13 (3) 1661 Thomas 
Mekings John Smith and Richard Hall are appointed vpon the 
penaltie of five shillings of each man to lay out and marke or 
stake out the way from the Conn toy heigh wa}* by the meeting- 
house at Unquetie through John Gills land and Robert Redmans 
land that is to Run to the blue Hills : and to make Returne vnto 
the select men b} T the one and twentieth day of this p'sent moneth. 

The same day ther was giuen warent vnto the Bailife to take 
by distresse or other wise 33 s of Steven Minott for 22 Rod of defect- 



104 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

iue fence of his in the feild behind M ris Stoughtons : p'vided he 
doe not make it sufficient 21 day of this p'sent moneth. 

The same day Isaac Joans was appointed to pay Lawrence 
Smith seaven shillings and six pence out of the towne Rate for his 
Runing of the Line. 

The same day the select men ordered that the veiwers of the 
necke of land shall keepe the gate in sufficient Repaire from time 
to time vntill all the corne be Caried away and they are to be payd 
for it out of the towne Rate. 

[136,] The returne of John Smith, Thomas Mekings and 
Richard Hall the 21 (3) 1661 : we haue layd out and staked the 
way two rodd and halfe broad from the meeting house at unquetie 
from John Gills land and Robert Redmans land to John Fenos 
house leading to the way to the Blue Hills : 

At the meeting of the select men the tenth day of Jun 1661 : 
William Robenson Thomas Trott and the rest of the neighbours 
ther desired that the way from the riuer vnto the Country heigh 
way might be layd out. \ 

The same day Edwarde Wyatt and Robert Spurr came to the 
select men and demaunded satisfaction for land that is taken away 
from them by meanes of the Country heighway. 

The same day the select men did appoint William Robenson and 
Roger Billinge to veiw and stake or marke the wayes/ that are in 
Squantoms necke and to make returne vnto the select men by the 
tenth day of the first moneth next. 

At a meeting of the select me[n] the 28 (4) 1661 : ordered 
that Richard Leeds and Richard Hall shall doe within seauen dayes 
stake a sufficient Cart way by the northeast end of the great lotts 
from the beach by Edward Breckes to the smelt riuer which sayd 
way is to be one rod and halfe broad and make returne of the same 
(to the select men) vnder their hands vpon penalty of six shillings 
eight pence to be taken by distresse in default and neglect therof. 

We haue layd out a heigh way from the beach through Edward 
Brecke his meddow following the Railes and the stone wall a Rod 
and halfe wide and soe along the end of the great lotts vnto smelt 
brooke Crecke according to warent : June 29 : 1661. 

RICHARD LEEDS his marke o| ) 

RICHARD HALL 

[137.] Wheras the Inhabitants of Dorchester haue formerly 
ordered Consented and agreed that a Rate of Twentie pound p ann 
shall issue and be payd by the sa} T d Inhabitants and there heires 
from and out of a Certaine porcon of land in Dorchester Called 
Tomsons Hand for and towards the maintenance of a schoole in 
Dorchester aforsayd. And that vppon experience it is found to be 
a matter of great labour and difficultie to collect the sayd rent 
from soe many severall p'sones as ought to paye the same accord- 
inge there seuerall p'portions the p'sones that haue title to land in 
the sa}'d Hand and who therfore ought to pay the sayd rent, beinge 
noe lesse in number than six score or theraboute, And inasmuch as 
the sayd rent of Twentie pound when it is duly collected and payd 
is not of it selfe suffitient maintenance, for a schoole without 
some addicon thervnto for the augmentiuge therfor of the 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 105 

rent and to the intent that the same may hencforth be more 
readily collected and payd It is heerb}^ ordered and all the p e sent 
Inhabitants of dorchester aforsa} T d Whose names are heervnto sub- 
scribed doe for themselues and there heires heerby Covenant con- 
sent and agree that from henceforth the said Hand and all the ben- 
efitt and p r fitts therof and all there right and Intrest in the same 
shallbe wholy and for euer bequeathed and given away from them- 
selues and their heires vnto the Town of Dorchester aforesa} T d for 
and Towards the maintenance of a free schoole in Dorchester afore- 
sayd for the instructinge and Techinge of Children and youth in 
good literature and Learninge. And to the intent that the better 
maintenance for a free schoole as is heerby intended may arise 
from and out of the sayd Hand It is therefore the mynd of the p r sent 
donoures that the sayd Hand shall from tyme to tyme be lett, ' 
assigned and set ouer by the Inhabitants of Dorchester for the 
time beinge or theire agents for such yearlie rent or rents as shall 
in Comon Estimation amount to the full value of the sa}*d Hand. 

And to the intent that the godly intentions of the p'sent donoures 
may not be frustrated or disapoynted nor the free schoole heerby 
intended suffer any p r uidice or damage by insufficient tenante or 
Tenants to the sayd Hand, or through none payment of the rent 
that ought to be payd for the same It is heerby ordered and the 
p'sent donoures doe hearby declare that it is there mynd that the 
sayd Hand shalbe lett assigned and sett Ouer only to such Tenant 
or Tenants as shall by land or otherwise sufficiently secure the 
payment of the rent therof for the vse and behoofe of the schoole 
as aforsayd in such manner and forme and at such time and tymes 
of payment as shalbe agreed vpon by and betweene the inhabitants 
of Dorchester or there agents, one the one p r tie and the sayxl Ten- 
ant or Tenannts one the other p r tye. 

and for avoydinge the Trouble that myght arise in collectinge 
and gatheringe the same Rent by to great a Multitude of Tenants 
that ought to pay the same, and to the intent that [138.] the 
rents which shalbecome due for the sayde Hand may be the better 
and the more redylie collected and payd, it is heerby ordered and 
declared that the sayd Hand shall neuer be lett out to soe many 
tenannts as shalbe aboue tenn in number at once. 

In witness wherof the p'sent Inhabitants have heervnto sub- 
scribed ther names the Seaventh day of the Twelfth moneth in 
the j^eare 1641. 

Memorand. that before the subscribinge of these p r sents the 
donoures aforsayd did further agree and declare that it was and is 
there mynd and true intencons that if at any tyme ther shall 
happen and fall out a vacancie and want of a schoolmaster by 
meanes of death or otherwise, yet the rents and pTitts ishuinge 
and arisinge of the sayd Hand shalbe converted and applied only 
to and for the maintenance and vse of the schoole either by 
augmentinge the stipend for a schoolemaster or otherwise but not 
for any other vse. 

Israel Stoughton George Proctor 

Richard Mather Richard Hawes 



106 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



George Minott 
Henry Withington 
John Glouer 
Natha : Duncan 
Thomas Hawkins 
Tho: Clarke 
John Holman 
Nathaniel^ Patten 
Hurafrey Atherton 
Thomas Makepeace 
Henry Wright 
Christopher Gibson 
John Phillips 
John Wiswall 
John Capen 
Joane Capen Weddow 
William Blake 
Nico : Butler 
Nicholas Upsall 
Thomas Swift 
Thomas Wiswall 
Thomas Dickerman 
Roger Clap 
Joseph Farnworth 
Hopestill Foster N 
William Clarke 
Michael Wiles 
John Pears 
Nicholas Clapp 
John P Pope 
John Farnham 
Baranbas Fawer 
Thomas H Andrews 

Richard Baker 
John Maudesley 



Augustene Clement 
Henrie Waj T e 
John Smith 
David Selleck 
Bray Wilkins 
Geo. Weekes 
Jeffrey Turner 
John Pearce 
M r Warham 
Andrew Pitcher 

his 

William X Lane 

mark 

Thomas Jones 
Jonas Humffrey 

his 

Edmunde W Munings 

mark 

James Bate 
George Dyer 
Rob* Howard 
John Grenaway 
Edward Brecke 
Richard Collacott 
Jeremy Howchin 
Thomas Tilstone 
John Holland 
Thomas Millit 
Alice the wife of 
Richard Jones 
Nathanael Wales 
John Rigbye 
Robert Deeble 
Edward Clap 
Willi Sumner 

The sign of 

John O Hill 
Clement Toplif 



[139.] At the meeting of the select men the 9 (7) 1661 they 
did order and appoint George Procter to repaire the Defects of 
the pound and to p'vide a locke for the doore and to keepe the 
pound repaired from time to time and what charge and cost he is 
at about the pound he shall be payd out of the towne Rate and 
the} T doe appoint him to keepe the key of the pound doore and 
that he shall haue for it one penny the head not exceeding six and 
if aboue six at a time halfe a penny the head ; and not to lett out 
any Catell or swine vnlesse the parties be agreed : 

Memo when the twone Rate is to be made they must remember 
to make the Rate so great that they may pay foure pounds for the 
la}'ing out of the land that was giuen for the vse of the ministry 
which was 400 acres : and for the fiue hundered acres to the non- 
commoners : and for forty shillings that Leiutenant Fisher had for 
new drawing of the map. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 107 

The same day they ordered that Leiutenant Clap and Ensigne 
Foster should se the shingling of the meeting house repayred and 
what other timber worke that doth want repairing 'about the 
house : 

Alsoe William Blake is appointed to warne Thomas Andrews to 
daube the meeting house or else to take the fines that is due for 
not traininge of him. 

At the meeting of the select men the 11 (9) 1661 : M ri8 
Stoughton came to the select men to haue to be p'pounded vnto 
the towne that shee might haue her Deuision layd out in the 
500 acres that was giuen vnto noncommoners : Mo that the town 
chuse Commissioners for the towne to end smale causes : 

The Constables account for Rates 1660 taken the 11 : (9) 1661 : 
The Country Rate was . . . . . . 63 . 11 . 

The towne was 36 . 8 . 6 

for 45 lawbookes 5 . 12 . 6 



105 . 11 . 

Creditor as followeth 

payd the treasurer for rates and bookes . . 65 . 2 . 2 

I 1 to M r Pole for scoole 25 . . 

P to Leuitenant Clap and Ensigne Foster as deputies 1 . 16 . 

I* to William Blake record . . . . . 1.0.0 

I' to Lawrence Smith for three days runing of line . 00 . 7.6 

I' for one bushell and halfe a pecke . . . . 0.4.6 
P for earring of pay for law bookes . . . .0.4.0 

P for warning the towne 0.3.0 

P a iorny to Dedham . . . . . .0.1.6 

I* to Thomas Wiswall as remainder for his sonnes 

scoolinge . . . . . . . . 18 . 6 

I* to Leiutenant Clap as deputie . . . . 1.0.0 

I* to Ensigne Foster the same . . . . . . 18 . 

I' to Thomas Swift for expenses . . . . . 12 . 



97 . 7.2 

I* to Thomas Swift Ju r for killing a woolfe . . 1.0.0 
I* two law bookes to the towne and Constable . . 0.5.0 
P: 15 bookes returned 1 . 17 . 6 



100 . 9.8 

P payd to Decon Capen for the towne . . . 0.5.0 
P pa}*d to Robert Badcocke Anthony Gulliford and 
Thomas Swift for running linne betweene Brantrey 
and Dorchester . . . . . . .0.7.6 

P alowance for wares land 6 d and for Daniel Fisher 9 d 
in consideration of lost by fire and soe to Steven 
Minot 2 s in regard of his lost by fire . . . 0.3.3 
P 1 s which was to be alowed for M r Joans rate . . 1.0 
Soc ther is due from Constable Isaac ff Joans to 
ballace his account the 11 (9) 1661 the sum of . 4.4.1 



108 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

for the Country and towne Rates Isaac Joans dis- 
charged the aboue sayd 4.4. 1 . the 9 (12) 1662 

[14O.] At the generall towne meeting the 2 (10) 1661 : the 
officers the officers that were Chosen for the yeare ensuinge 
Selectmen Leiutenant Clap 
Ensigne Foster. 
M r Patten 
M r Joans 
William Sumner 
Raters Richard Baker 

William Robeson 
John Minott 

Bailiffe William Turner 

Supervisors of the high wayes aboue the mill and on the north 
side of the mill Thomas Swift Ju r 

Thomas Trot 
Clement Maxfeild 
Samuel Clap : 

The Commissioners then chosen to end smale causes in the 
towne of Dorchester were Leiutenant Clap Ensigne Foster and M r 
Joans. 

The same day it was voted that William Sumner and William 
Robenson were apointed to lay out away betweene Dedham and 
Naponsett mill and they are to bring ther returne to the selectmen 
by the tenth daj r of the next moneth they are to give warning to 
Dedham and apoint a day and to ioine with them. 

It was voted the same day that they would haue a scoole maister 
in the towne. 

It was voted the same day by the inhabitants of the towne that 
they would haue M r Poole to be the scoolemaister for the yeare 
ensuinge : 

The same day it was voted that the towne would giue M r Mather 
100 1 " to be Rated by equall p'portions vpon the inhabitants with 
M ris fenns farme and M ris Glouers farme the inhabitants of unquatie 
excepted. 

At the meeting of the select men the 9 (10) 1661 : the select 
men did Couenant with M r Poole to keepe scoole for the ensuinge 
yeare to begine the 23 th day of this 10 th moueth and the selectmen 
hath p'mised him for his worke 25 ls for this yeare. 

The same day the select men did appoint that the Raters should 
make a Rate of 100 1 " for M r Mather and a Rate of 20 ls for the 
towne ; by the 

At a towne meeting the 16 (1661:) the vote was that the select 
men of Dorchester should veiw the heigh way from the landing 
place by Thomas Tilestones and the new brige or Coutrey heigh 
way leading to the mill and to determine the breadth and Course 
of it : and it was voted affirmatiuety. 

The same day the question was whether all the land in p'priety 
in Dorchester shall be Rated to the towne Rate and ministry for 
the future ; It voted affirmatiue that it should. 

The same day it was voted that noe person should fell any tree 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 109 

in the 500 acres giuen vnto the non-commoners vpon the penaltie 
of 5 s for eueiy tree ther felled : 

[141.] The Rate for the ministry the yeare 1661 : was 100 18 
5 s l d the towne Rate for the yeare 1661 was*25 ls 00 3 : 

7 (11) 1661 Vpon the request of seuerall of the inhabitance of 
Dorchester for to erect a vilage at Pole plaine or ther abouts It 
was voted that the towne of Dorchester was willing to grant 
sufficient land at the place afore sayd (if it be ther) to accomodate 
twentie or thirtie families if soe many appeare sufficient to Gary 
on church and Commonwealth worke and that the p'pound ther 
tearmes and agree with such as the towne shall appoint for that 
end : 

Voted the same da} T that the parties desiring the village afore 
sayd repaire to the select men in Conuenient time and p'pound 
ther termes and the selectmen are desired to attend the same and 
p'pose it to the towne for full Confirmation. 

10: 1: 166J- wheras there is three pounds dew to goodman 
mead for the bell ringing and cleansing the meetting house, and 
not sufficient in the towne rate to pay him at present M r patten 
did promise to pay goodman mead twenty sixe shillings and eight 
pence, and ensigne foster to pay the rest and both to bee allowed 
out of the next towne rate : wh said three pound was paid good- 
man mead and by his order in the rate gathered in 1662 by Jams 
minott constable 

The same day William Pond was Chosen to scale waights and 
measures in Dorchester and the Constable to p'sent him to a 
maiestrate to take his oth 

Alsoe fence viewers : 

( Richard Withington 

John Willcocke 

for the necke of Land *{ William Daniels 
Thomas Swift 

1^ Samuel Picher 

Tirris c<. f Amiel Weekes 

MStOU S htonS I Steven Minott 

Enoch Wiswall j Thomas Modesley- 
( Joseph Holmes 

n/rr TIT *i ( Timothy mather 
M r Mather { - M1 . J -p, , 
( William Pond 

W ra Blake I Thomas Lake 
e | William Blake 

TK TV /i f John Blackman 

ThomasBlrd } Thomas Bird 

20acrelott S i^ hardBaker 

( Thomas Dauenport 

great lotts from Daniel Prestons vnto popes lott ! ^ har , d ^e 

| John omith 



The three commissioners apointed to end smale Causes in 



110 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Dorchester haue agreed and appointed to meet for the hearing of 
Causes if any appeare on these dayes following viz : the first sixt 
day in the Second moneth the first sixt day in the fifth moneth the 
first sixt day of the eight moneth the first sixt day of the eleuenth 
moneth, and the place of meetinge to be at Thomas Swifts sen r : 

Dated the 10 (1) 166 

The 5 (3) 1662 at a generall towne meeting it was voted 
whether Athony Fisher should have foure pounds alowed out of 
the towne rate for killing of six wolues the vote was affirmatiue ; 

The 24 (3) 62 ther was a warent giuen vnto the Bailife to take 
by distresse or otherwise the fines of those that had defectiue 
fence in the great lotts. 

[142.] At the meeting of the select men the 9 (4) 1662 : M r 
Minott request for a way to the meddow that lies by the pen} r 
ferry. 

Memo to take order for the repairing of the high way betwene 
naponsett mill and Dedham : 

Vpon a motion made by leiutenant Joshua Fisher of Dedham to 
rent the meddows which were in Dorchester neare Dedham bounds 
aboue Dedham : 

It is ordered by the select men the 9 (4) 1662 ; that William 
Sumner and Ensigne Capen or either of them haue by this order 
power and are desired to bargaine with afore sayd Leiutenant 
Fisher for as many parcells of meddow and for what prise and pay 
they shall iudge meet ; and if the afore sayd Fisher will not giue 
what in reason they iudg meet : then they to take ther best chap- 
man only they are to agree or bargaine from yeare to yeare and 
they shall be payd for ther paines out of towne rate. 

Att the meeting of the select [men] the eighth day of September 
1662 : they intreated and appointed Captaine Clapp and M r Patten 
to speake with M ris Stoughton about the laying out of her ffarme 
that it might be efected forthwith. 

The same day ther was a warent giuen vnto Thomas Tolman 
and Enoch wiswall constables for the jeare 1661 that they should 
bring in ther accounts of the Kates that were deliuerd vnto them 
the 19 (7) 62 vnto the selectmen. 

The same day the select men did admitt Robert Searle to be an 
inhabitant in the towne of Dorchester : 

The same day ensigne Capen and W m Blake seni r were apointed 
to speake to leift* william clarke and demand a barrell of powder 
of him or pay for that barell which he sold out of the townes 
stock and make returne the 19 day of this Instant to the select 
men. 

The same day the select men did appoint the Captaine and the 
leiutenant and the Ensigne to take Care and charge of the Amuna- 
tion that is the house of m ris Atherton and to remoue it to some 
conenient place for the vse of the towne 

Memo to p'pound vnto the generall towne Meeting whether they 
would haue the 400 acres of land giuen for the maintenance of 
ministry of Dorchester and vnquetie deuided : 

I* whether the towne will giue Beniamin Tuchel . 5 1 ' . . 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. Ill 

I* some order to be taken to gett the Rates that are due from 
M ris S tough tons farmers : 

Wheras ther was an order giuen to Thomas Tolman and Enoch 
Wiswall Constables for the 3 r eare 1661 that they should bring in 
ther accounts of the Rates the}* receiued : vnto the selectmen the 
9 (7) 62 : Thomas Tolman cames vnto the select men the 10 (9) 
62 : and by reason Enoch Wiswall did not appear therefore there 
could noe account be giuen therfore the select men doth lay the 
penaltie of 13 s 4 d vpon Enoch Wiswall for his neglect and [143.] 
doe further order the afore sayd Thomas Tolman and Enoch Wis- 
wall to bring in ther accounts vnto the select men the 25 day of 
this present moneth by nine of the clocke in the morning at the 
house of Captaine Claps vpon the penaltie of 20 s a peice if they 
neglect : dated the 10 (9) 62 : 

10 (9) 62 : the select men did appoint Enoch Wiswall to gett 
the glasier to repaire the wi[n]ddows of the meeting house before 
the 25 day of the 9 m 62 and pay the glasier and to be payd againe 
the next towne Rate, which if he doe the former penalty of 13 s 
4 d shall be remitted. 

At the meeting of the select men the 25 (9) 1662 the Constables 
Thomas Tolman and Enoch Wiswall gaue ther accounts of the 
Rates they receiued the yeare 1661 : 

The towne Rate was 25. 0. 3 

Imp'mis payd M r Poole 10. 0. 

I* to Robert Pond for killing a wolfe . . . 1. 0. 

I* to Georg Badcocke for killing a wolfe . . 1. 0. 

I* to Robert Redman for alowance of land taken I 0176 

"away by his house for a heighway . . J 

I* to John Gill for the like 0. 8. 6 

1* to Nicolas George for expenses of the Raters } o 8 n 

when they made the Rates j 

I* to John Capen for worke aboute the meeting ) 

house } - 16 ' 

I* to the glasier . 0. 13. 

P to David Joans . . . . . . . 0. 1. 6 

P to William Blake for Recording . . . 1. 0. 

P to Liutenant Hutson 3. 0. 2 

P to Captaine Clap 0. 18. 

P to Leiutenant Foster as due from the towne . 2. 3. 10 

P to Nicolas Clap and Joseph Leeds for runig the ) o i^ o 

line j u. 10. u 

P to Robert Sanders for wood . . . 11. 9. 11 

P to Deacon Wiswall in parte for laying out the I n 7 1 

land on both sides the riuer J 

P to Enoch Wiswall for glasiers diet 0. 5. 

P for caring of Corne to Leuitenant Hutson and to ) n K n 

the glasier j u ' ' u 

P to Thomas Swift . . . ... . 1. 0. 

25. 9. 5 

At the generall towne meeting the 1 (10) 1662 : the officers that 
were chosen for the yeare ensuing were 



112 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Selectmen Captaine Clap 

Leiutenant Foster 
William Sumner 
M r Joans 
John Minott 

Raters Seriant James Blake 
Seriant Hall 
William Pond 

Bailiffe John Blackman 

Supervisors of the heighways William Robenson 

Thomas Bird 

It was voted that if any doe neglect the making of ther way at 
the necke of land vpon dew waring he shall pay one shilling to be 
leuied by distresse : for euery foots defect. 

The same day it was voted that the would giue M r Mather 95 s 
for the yeare past and vntill Januari next and vnto M r Stoughton 
25 s vntill Januari next both sums to be rated upon the towne by 
p'portion. 

[144.] At the generall towne meeting the 1 (10) 1662 Nicolas 
Clap Constable was appointed to se the windows of the meeting 
house mended, and to p'vide lids or window leaues for the win- 
dows and to pay the glasier and for making of the lidds or window 
leaues and he to be payd againe out of the next towne Rate and 
it was further ordered and voted that the Constables from time to 
time to Doe that worke from time to time and to bringe it vpon 
account -from time to time. 

The same day it was Voted th#t the towne would giue Beniamine 
Tuchel fiue pounds : to be payd out of the next towne Rate : . 

The same day Ensigne Capen did testifie that Henry merifeild 
and his sonne did fell ten trees in the 500 acres that was layd out 
for the non Commoners : and alsoe the same day Thomas Bird did 
testifie that John Plumb did confesse to him that he did fell eight 
trees in the 500 acres laj'd out for the non-commoners : and that 
the select men should take order for the getting of the fines of these 
aboue sayd. 

The same day it was voted that noe man should take offe or 
Gary away any wood from the 500 acres laid out for the non-com- 
moners vpon the penaltie of three shillings foure pence for euery 
load without order from the select men. 

The same da} r Captaine Clap Leuitenant Foster and William 
Sumner were ordered appointed and intreated to Seeke out a place 
or places for a Farme that was giuen by the generall Court in leiue 
of Tomsons Hand. 

The same day it was voted, ordered and appointed that 
William Sumner and John Capen and they are to acquaint M r 
Stoughton and lay out his Farme and make ther returne and if M r 
Stoughton please he may chuse an other man to ioine with them. 

The same day it was voted that the 400 acres giuen for the main- 
tenance of the ministry for Dorchester and Unquety should with 
the Common swamp to be deuided and Captaine Clap and Ensigne 
Capen are ordered and appointed to doe that worke and make ther 
returne. 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 113 

The same day it was voted and ordered that John Minott should 
be in the place of maior Atherton to ioine with Captaine Clap 
Leuitenant Foster and William Sumner to lay out the Farme giuen 
by the towne for the scoole in Dorchester. 

[145.] The same day it was voted that those that doe neg- 
lect to come to the repairing of the heigh wayes being lawful^ 
warned if a teame vpon the penaltie of six shillings and eight 
pence, if a man neglect and come not being lawfully warned vpon 
the penalty of two shillings for every day and if any send any vnder 
sixteene } T ears of age he is not to be accepted but he that sent him 
to be liable to pay 2 s for his neglect. 

The same day it was voted and ordered that seriant Hall was 
appointed and impowered to p'secute those that are or haue ben 
M ris Stoughtons Farmers that haue not pay ther p'portions as they 
wer Rated for the vse of the ministry in Dorchester. 

At the meeting of the selectmen the 8 (10) 1662 : they ap- 
pointed the Raters to make a Rate of 120 ls for the maintenance of 
the ministry and alsoe a Rate of 50 l8 : for the vse of the towne : 

The same day ther was a warent giuen vnto the Raters to make 
these Rates aboue sayd : 

The same day ther was a warent vnto the Bailiffe to gather 
those fines of those p'sons that felled those trees in the 500 acres 
that was reserued for the nou Commoners : 

The Country Rate that the Constable is to gather for the year 
1662 was 63-17-9. paid the treasur r 62-9-4 rest dew to the towne 
to bailee 1-8-5 

The towne Rate Committed to the Constable M r James Minott 
is 50 ls 14" 

The aboue twenty eight shillings 5 d the ballance of the acount 
of Nicolas clap constable was allowed him for what hee had paid the 
glasier and other worke done to the meeting house when he was 
constable : 

At the meeting of the select men the 12(11) 1662: Phillip 
Edwards was admitted to be an inhabitant in the towne of Dor- 
chester : 

The same day ther was a warnt giuen unto the Constable nico- 
las Clap to take by distresse or other wise fiue shillings of John 
Willcocke for felling of a tree in the Commons : 

P M r Stoughton alowed for the p'sent timber fo ground sells of 
his house in the 500 acres la}^d out for the non-comoners 

The towne of Milton is to pay for the laying out of the 200 
acres of land that was giuen for the vse of the ministr} 7 ther : 17* 
4 d and for the heigh way that doth run through Robert Redmans 
land 9 s and 16 s to Anthony Fisher for wolues all which sums the 
select men doth appoint Robert Redman to receiue. 

At the meeting of the select men the 9 (12) 1662 : and they did 
order that John Fenno should haue 16 s for land that was taken 
away of his by reason of the heigh way that runs to the blew hills 
to be payd out of the next towne Rate. 

The same day Daniel Eliers came to the select men and in- 
treated to be inhabitant in Dorchester ; the select men would not 
accept of him to be an inhabitant vnless he did bring a sufficient 



114 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

man or men to be bound to secure the towne of him, or to be in 
couenant for one yeare with some honest man : 

John Plumbs fine for felling of trees in the 500 acres is respited 
vntil the meeting of the towne. 

[146.] at the meeting of the select men the 9 (12) 1662 the 
fence viewers apointed were 



behind 
behind 



behind M' Mather } 



behind 

behind Tho: Bird 



great lot from Daniel Preston | Steven Minott 
vnto Thomas Tolmans house j Samuel Rigbey 
from Thomas Tolmans ) Thomas Tolman 
vnto the Riuer j Thomas Tilstone 

The 13 (12) 62 : ther was a warent giuen the Constable to take 
the penaltie of Robert Stiles that is in the order conserning, in- 
mates and soiourners that are intertained into any mans house 
without lisence from the select men. 

At the meetinge of the select men the 9 (1) 1662 or 63 : they did 
apoint and intreat and impower William Sumner, William Blake 
Ju r and Richard Hall to veiw and lay out a highwa}- to the great 
fresh marsh from the country heigh way ; and to make returne by 
or before the first of the third moneth next : 

The same day William Blake 'Ju r and Amiel Weekes did desire 
that the select men to p'pound vnto to the towne whther they 
will haue the way continued from Clement Tople}' vnto country 
heigh way. 

memor. whether the towne would grant M r Poole to take 200 of 
Railes in the 500 acres : layd out for the non-commoners : 

The same day the select men did order intreat and impower 
willia Sumner John Capen and nicolas Clap to lay out a way from 
the beginning of the lane that Runs through that land that was M r 
Ludlows to Run to the Countr} r high way alsoe to goodman goads : 
the way to be two Rod broad and to make ther Returne by the 1 
(3) next: 

Memord. that M r Stoughtons request to haue his p'portion in the 
500 acres that is laid out for the non commoners. 

I* William Blake Ju T his request for satisfaction for land that is 
taken from him by reason of the Country heigh way. 

[147.] At the meeting of the towne the 11 (1) 1662 or 1663 : 
Richard Baker and James Humfrey were Chosen Constables for 
the yeare ensuinge. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 115 

I* the same day Captaine Clape Leuitenant foster and William 
Sumner were Chousen Commissioners to end smale Causes in Dor- 
chester : 

The same day Captaine Clap and Leuitenant Foster were chosen 
Deputies for the yeare Insuinge : 

The same day at the request of M r Poole the towne did giue him 
libertie to haue two hundered of Railes in the 500 acres la}'d out 
for the non-Commoners : 

I* it was voted that Joseph long had libertie to take ten trees 
for the building of a house : in the 500 acres layd out for the non- 
commoners : 

I 4 the towne did remit the fines of Henry merifeild John Plumb 
and John W Icocke for felling of trees in that parsell of land. 

At the meeting of the select men the 11 (3) 1663 : John Phillips 
of Boston came to the selectmen and desired of them that tho 
late devissions drawne by William Robenson of Dorchester might 
be recorded In the towne booke vpon the sa} r d Phillips name and 
as his right but the select men understanding of some difference 
betweene him and william Robenson about the sa} T d lands the 
select men saw no reason to record the same as was desired vntill 
the sayd difference were Issued. 

William Sumner was Chosen Clarke of the townes Company the 
15 th (4) 1663 : 

The 10 (6) 63 ther was a warent giuen to the Baliffe for the 
leuiing of 19" 6 d of Steven minott for defectiue fence against the 
feild on the south side of M rii Athertons house and 3 s 9 d of Ursula 
Baten. 

Edmund Bowker debtor to the ministers Rate foi severall } r eares 
Imp'mis for the year 1658 . . . . . . 0-2-0 

I* for the yeare 1659 1-5-0 

P for the yeare 1660 1-5-0 

P-for the yeare 1661 ....... 0-10-0 

I* for the yeare 1662 

for his owne estate and for the mill ..... 1-13-2 

A warentie giuen to the Constable Richard Baker the 24 (6) 
1663 : for the leuiing and taking of the aboue sayd sumes 03* dis- 
tresse or otherwise : 

Ther were three warents giuen to the Bayliffe the 15 (7) 63 to 
take by Distresse or otherwise the fines that were due for defectiue 
fence vidz. in the great lotts the necke of land and in the feild be- 
hinde M r Stoughtons house. 

[148.] An account of the towne Rate made in the yeer 1662 
gathered by M r James minott constable the rate 

Is. B. d 

is .... .... 50-14-00 



And the said Rate disposed of as followeth 

Imp 8 paid M r pole in parte of his scoole wages . 15-00- 

Itm to the deacons for Edmund brownes child . . 03-10-00 

I 1 to Anthony Fisher for wolues killing . . . 04-00-00 

P to M r Blake for Recording 01-00-00 

P to beniamin Twitchill as giuen by the towne . . 05-00-00 

P to Capt. clap & leift. Foster -as deputyes . . 03-06-00 



116 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



I* to willyam sumner seni r for a wolf killing . . 01-00-00 

P to goocfman mead for the meeting house, (.61. (.62.) 06-00-00 

I e to leift Fisher for towne plott .... 02-00-00 
I 1 to Deacon- wiswell for soe much paid for the towne 

for measuring towne land ..... 0400-00 

I* samuell procter for chardges about the pound . 00-12-00 

I 4 to william turner for labor for the towne u n baylife 00-02-08 
I' to nicolas clap to pay the glasier and other 

chardges about the meetting house . . . 03-00-00 

I* to nicolas Georg for Raters expenses . . . 00-07-00 

I* to goodman swift part of select mens expenses . 01-00-00 
I* to John Capen senio 1 for Redmen dew from the 

towne ffor land taken of Redmans for a highway . 00-02-08 

This account taken the 9 th of 9 th mo : 1663 : . . 50-00-04 
The selectmen allowed the constable fiue shillings 

and .two pence for losses by some men not paying 00-05-02 

50-05-06 

Rent due to towne 00-08-06 

Reconed with good wife swift this 9 (9) 1663 and 

dew to her for expenses this yeare the sum of 4 lb -07-04 
At a meeting of the select men &c. 30 : 9 : 1663 ex- 

spended 0-07-09 

paid by James minot of this some 0-8-6 . . 4-15-01 
rest due 4-07-01 

[149.] At a ginerall Towne meeting the 7th of the 10th mo. 
1663 It was put to vote whether M r William Poole should be 
chosen for to be Clarke of the wrights and Recorder for the Towne : 
The vote was affirmatiue. 

The day aboue said the Commite appointed for to lay out or 
deuid the 400 ackers of land giuen to the vse of the minestry of 
Dorchester and Melton made ther returne and the vote was whether 
Milton should haue that end next to the paralleli-line and Dorches- 
ter the end next the riuer. The vote was afermativ. 

The Day abouesaid It was voted that M r Mather shall haue 
fower score pounds paid to him for his worke in the minestry this 
last yeer which end the last of this p'sent month and Rate free to 
the minesters Rate. Alsoe that M r Stoughton shall haue fifty 
pounds and Rate free for his owne Estate vnto the Minesters Rate. 

The day aboue said it was Voted that Jn Capen and William 
Sumner shall have full power for to lett and set the land appointed 
for the Scoole and alsoe the two hundred acrs laid out for the main- 
tenance of the minestry on Milton sid : at ther best descretion. 

The same day it was voted and granted that william Trescot 
should have an addition of eight foote of land to be taken in at 
the end of what he haue already taken in before the hous or land 
of George D} T er viz at the east end next to the Calues pasture. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 117 

Selectmen. Captin Clapp Liftenat Foster M r . Joanes William 

Sumner John Minot. 

Raters Jn Capen Daniell preston Lawrence Smith. 
Supuisers of highways for the Towne. Will" 1 Robenson, Tho. Bird. 
Sup'uisor for the way to the neck James White. 

The day abonesaid M r Samuell Tory of Milton had granted vpon 
a petition of his six acrs of Fresh meddow on the south sid of 
Naponsett riuer aboue or about the blew hills vnto him and his 
heires or Asignes for euer : being granted by each p'ticuler p'prieter 
only two excepted. 

[15O.] mo: 10: 14: 1663. 

At the meeting of the select men the 14 of the 10 month, 1663, 
this retnrne was made. 

We whose names are heere vnder written, being appointed to 
lay out a highway, from the Country highway, leading to the fresh 
marsh, we mett the 15 of the 2 mo : 1663, and la} T d out two rods 
wide from the Cuntry high way, in breadth, by Vrsilla Battens 
pasture fence, to the brow of a hill, by a rock lying on the East 
side of the way, of the hill, and from thence crossing ouer to the 
way that now is. 

WILLIAM SUMNER. 
RICHARD HALL 
WILLIAM BLAKE. 

The same day there was a warrant granted for the making of 
three Rates one for the Ministeiy, one for the Count}", and one for 
the Towne. 

A second meeting of the selectmen, mo: 11. the 11. day. 1663. 
This day the Raters doe make returne to us of the 3 seuerall Rates 
aboue sayd 

namely a Rate for the ministry . . . 130 - 5 - 

one Rate for the County 21-3-4 

one Rate for the Towne . ' 40-3-1 



A 3 meeting of the Selectmen the 8 of the 12 month. 1663. 

The 6 : of the 5 : mo : 1663 vpon a meeting of the select men 
of Dorchester, and sundry of the Inhabitants of Dedham and 
Rocksbery , together with the Committee chosen by the Hon rd County 
Court to consider of the difference betweene Dedham and Dorches- 
ter, about a Cartwa} 7 betwixt the said Dedham and Dorchester ; for 
a finall issue, and according vnto further clayms by Dedham about 
the sayd way. 

It is purposed by the select men of Dorchester that there shall 
be layd out a Towneway through the lands of Dorchester, from 
the house of Edward Pason vnto the way that leads from Dedham 
to Naponsett mill ; in which saj'd way now intended the Inhabi- 
tants of Dedham shall haue free liberty to pass to and from Ded- 
ham to Dorchester, in the sayd way, as Dorchester Inhabitants 



118 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

may doe at any time, and this liberty to be, and is granted to 
Dedham and the Inhabitants thereof foreuer. 

This Bill presented to the Selectmen of Dedham December 31. 
1663, by Peeter Woodward ; the Select men concurre with what is 
proposed, provided that it be expressed that the Inhabitants of 
Dedham haue liberty of a way by the house of Edward Pason, 
from the way that leads to Dorchester Mill, and that there may be 
a Record heereof in both Town books. 

By order of the selectmen 

JOSHUA FISHER. 

This Returae of Dedham is consented to, by the Selectmen of 
Dorchester at thier Meeting this 8. day of the 12 month. 1663. 

[151.] The Country Rate, with the addition of an half Rate 
this yeare 1663. comes to 65-00-07 

which is to be payd, as foloweth, vnto the Treasurer, 

as by his Bill 56-19-10 

vnto Lieftenant Hudson . . . . . .02-11 02 

vnto Captaine Clap . . . . . . . : 3 - 6 : : 

vnto Lieftenant Foster . : 2 - 2 - 6 



64-19- 6 

The 14 th of the 9 mo: 1664. Richard Baker and James Hum- 
phrej's brought in their Account for the aboue Rate, and are dis- 
charged for the same. 

At a gineral Towne meeting being orderly assembled the 7 th of 
the (l)6f it was put to the vote whether Quarter Master John 
Smith and William Robenson should be appointed to Joyn with 
some men of Boston a bout laying out of a high-way from Boston 
vnto the marsh Cros-ouer the pastures. 

The vote was affirmatiue. 

The day aboue said It was p'posed to the towne viz to the 
p'prietors whether M r Stoughton should haue his hundered acres to 
be laid out on the north sid of the riuer namly beginning at the 
line of his hundred and fifty acres and soe to come downeward 
vnto the line soe fare forth as that land will extend, and what is 
wanting to take it next to his owne land on the South sid : And 
for the marsh on this sid of the line viz in the old grant M r Stough- 
ton granting to accept of it for his deuissions and if his deuissions 
doe not take it all vp, then to abate soe much on the South sid 
and if it fall short of his deuissions then to have it next his other 
land on the South sid 

The vote was affermetiue. 

The same day ther was chosen for a Committy William Sumner 
John Capen John Minot for to Ripen and p'pare matters for the 
laying out of the Common meddow in the fresh marsh about the 
blew hils to apoint high ways and wheere to begin and other mat- 
ters that may concerne that Bussines And also it was voted the 
same time that the Cemmitty abovesaid agreeing with the suruayer 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 119 

for matter of pay whether the p'prietors should not pay each man 
for his lot according to the charges that shall be requiset being 
p'portioned to each man b}^ the Committy above said this being 
put to the Vote the vote was affermatiue. 

This last order aboue said is by a uote repealled 

[152.] This Agreement made the. 1. day of the 2 d month. 
1661. 

betweene William Blake, and Thomas Davenport. 

These men having land lying together on the Hill, west on thier 
house., the sayd Thomas Davenport is to sett vp a sufficient fence 
betweene William Blake his land, and his owne, and to maintaine 
it for the space of 3 yeares after it is sett vp, and then William is 
to pay Thomas for one halfe, as two men shall iudge it worth ; and 
to maintaine the same foreuer ; and for performance heereof, we 
doe binde the severall lands, vnto the which the fence belongeth : 
Witness our hands, 1 the day and yeare aboue said. The fence 
heere meant, is the middle fence which runneth East and West. 

Witnesses 

SAMUEL JONES WILLIAM BLAKE 

JOHN KINGSLEY. THOMAS DAVENPORT 

Recorded at a meeting of the Select men the 14 of i mo : 166| : 

p me WILLIAM POLE Recorder. 

At a Towne meeting the 11 of the (1 mo:) The Free men chose 
to serue as thier Deputies, for the year ensuing Captaine Roger 
Clap, and Lieftenant Hopestill Foster. 

It was voted the same day, that Thomas Bird Senior should be 
exempted from being chosen as Constable for Dorchester, for the 
space of seuen years ensuing, in regard of much trouble and losses 
he sustained in the yeare when he was Bailiff, which he was con- 
tented to remit to the Towne. 

The same day Captaine Roger Clap, Lieftenant Hopestill Foster 
and William Sumner Se : were chosen Commissioners to end small 
cases in Dorchester the year ensuing. 

Also the same day were chosen to serve as Constables for the 
Towne of Dorchester Laurence Smith and Clement Maxfild. 

[153.] At a generall Town meeting the 7 th of the (1. mo: 
166|) it was put to the vote whether Quarter master John Smith, 
and William Robenson should be appointed to ioyne with some 
men of Boston, about laying out of a high way from Boston unto 
the marsh cross ouer the pastures. 

The vote was affirmatiue. 

The same day, William Sumner, Richard Leeds, and John 
Capen are desired and appointed to view a piece of land about the 
Clay pitts, desired by Enoch Wisall, and Frances Ball, and to 
make thier Returne to the Select men, at thier next meeting of the 
conveniency of the motion. 

Also the same da} r , William Sumner, Richard Hall and William 
Blake, are desired and appointed to lay out a way to the fresh 
marsh, from the end of the way formerly laid out by Richard 
withington his land vnto the sa}'d marsh, in the most convenient 
place, and with the least preiudice to any man. 



120 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Also Lieftenant Hope-still Foster and williara Sumner are em- 
powered for to procure some pikes for the use of the Towne ; and 
for that end are granted libert} T to contract with such as the} 7 see 
meet for some trees for shingle out of purgatory Swamp, either 
such as are already fallen, and ly subiect to wast, or others, as 
they in thier prudence and discretion shall iudge meet. 

The same day being the 7th of the (1 mo :) It was voted and 
agreed vnto, between M r "William Stoughton, and the proprietors 
of the Common land, that M r Stoughton shall have all that Tract 
of land, aboue the .100. acres, which he hath for his Farme, vp so 
farre, as Dorchester hath any common land, lying on the north 
side of Naponsett riuer, between the riuer and Dedham line, ex- 
cepting the swamp, called purgatory swamp, and any meadow 
which may lie in this tract of land ; And this he shall haue in liew 
of all his common rights, both his owne, or purchased within the 
precincts of Dorchester, on both sides the Riuer, the sayd 
M r Stoughton deliuering in, to the Proprietors a hist list of all the 
proprieties which he hath purchased. Only M r Stoughton is to 
haue in purgatory Swamp 40 Acres, as his full part of that Swamp, 
and to be liable to any Towne order concerning that Swamp. Also 
it is to be vnderstood, that the place or extent of this proemen- 
tioned Grant, is, at the first crossing the riuer, lay the line between 
Dedham and Dorchester. 

Voted, and consented vnto, on both parts and also that M r Pole 
shall record this Agreement 

By order of the Select men at their meeting the 14 da} r of the 
(1: mo: 166|) 

Recorded by me WILLIAM POLE Recorder. 

[154.] At the same meeting (being the 14 of the . 1 . mo : 1 66 J) 
there was brought in, the Returne of a list from M r William 
Stoughton vnder his owne hand, of his severall Rights and pro- 
prieties in the Lands of Dorchester. 

March the 8, 166f 

A true List of the severall Rights in the Land yet vndiued, com- 
monly called the New Grant, made Dorchester, which did vpon the 
7 seventh of March, 166} belong vnto William Stoughton in every 
Division acreg qrers . Pole . 

1 His owne originall Right 26-3-20 

2 M r Makepeaces 13-0-06 

3 M r Gilberts 9-1-28 

4 M rs Knights . . . . . . 10-3-0 

5 Widow Smeads 03-0-8 

6,7 M r Sones's & Floods 09-3-20 

8,9 John Pope's & Whetcome's . . . 8-3-28 

10,11 Read's & Miller's 6-0-16 

12,13 M r Butler's & Dimmock's . . . . 13-0-34 

14 Huchinson's 03-3-10 

15 Edmond Munnings 10-3-12 

16 M r Holman's to the quantity of 96 acres only. 

17 Richard Calacot's to the quantity of 111 Acres and 24 rod. 
This Account of my Rights and Dues, is according as I find 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 121 

em standing vpon my Father's booke. And in pursuance of them 
rement made betweene the Proprietors and my self, March the 
7.166J. I doe now giue in this account, as being exact, to the 
vtmost of my knowledge. And shall make good all the aboue 
mentioned Rights and proportions, so far forth as any Record, or 
bargaine of sale remaining with me concerning the premises will 
amount vnto ; which I shall be ready at all times to acquaint the 
Proprietors with, and to produce on thier behalf. 

Witness my hand, the day and yeare first aboue written 

WILLIAM STOUGHTON. 

[155.] 1664. 

Dorchester. At a Towne meeting the 1 of April, 1664. 

It was then to put to the vote, whether the Towne would sus- 
pend the choyce of Lawrence Smith from being Constable for this 
yeare. 

The vote was in the affirmative 

The same day Richard Leeds was chosen for to be a Constable 
for this yeere, and vntill another be chosen. 

The same day it was put to vote, whether M r William Pole 
should continue teaching of Schoole, for future, as formerly, 
vntill this }>ear shall be expired, which will be the first 2 d day of 
December next, and then the Towne to consider, whether he shall 
continue teaching any longer, yea or no. 

It was voted in the afflrmatiue. 

The same day, there was granted vnto Nickolas Ellin, liberty 
to take 3. or 4. loads of timber out of the fiue hundred acres 
toward the building of a Barne. 

The same day, it was proposed to the Towne ; whether they 
were willing to haue an Ordinary set vp some where about, or 
neere vnto the meeting house. 

The vote was negative. 

1664. 

[156.] At a meeting of the Select men, April the 4, 1664 for 
Field viewers were appointed as folio weth. 

For the Neck i Richard Baker 
k \ Lawrence Smith 

for the field behind M r Mather's j 



Behind a 

On the hill behind M r Joans { I?, ack J 2 n 

( Thomas Lake 

Thongs Bird's {Kaan 
20 acre Lotts { ^ = Davenport 



122 CITY DOCUMENT No-. 9. 

Great Lotts from Daniel Prestons f Richard Hall 
to Tho : Tolemans . . . { John Smith. 
From Th : Toleman's ( Thomas Tilestone 
to the Bluer ( Samuel Robinson 

The Order of the Select men to the severall viewers. 

You are to take notice that }'ou are chosen by the Select men 
to be viewers for this yeare 1664, of the severall fences committed 
to your charge to view the same, and to present according to order 
the severall defects ; as also to see the gates sufficiently repaired, 
that Cattle may be kept off, and dammage for future prevented, 
and heereof to make a Returne to some of the select men on the 
12 of this Instant. 

By order of the Selectmen, the 4 th of the 2 mon : 1664. 

WILLIAM POLE Recorder. 

[157.] At a meeting of the Select men the 11 th of the (5 th mo :) 
1664. 

Robert Stiles is presented for being defectiue in 18 Rod and half 
of fence belonging to him at the 20 Acre Lotts, for which, by order 
he is to pay I 1 " 7" 9 d But upon consideration had betweene the 
Select men, they doe remit it to 6 s 8 d provided that he repaire and 
make good his fence within six days folowing, for the which six 
sh : 8 pence a warrant is granted to the Constable to recouer it by 
distress or otherwise. 

The same day, Ralph Warner, and Thomas Narrowmoore are 
admitted for Inhabitants in the Towne of Dorchester. 

A meeting of the Select men, the 12 th of the (7 mo :) 1664. 

Wheras there was a motion made by Nicholas Bolton vnto the 
Select men, for his wifes drawing and selling of S}*der, we the 
Selectmen doe not approue of it. 

Upon a complaint made against Thomas Trott for Defectiue 
Fence, the Select men gaue order for the repairing it. 

Ensigne Capen and William Sumner are appointed by the Select- 
men, to gett the burying place well and sufficient^ to be fenced in, 
and are to demand of John Blake* 20 shillings, giuen by his father 
in his last will and Testament to that end and vse. 

Item. It is ordered by the select men that the Constables doe 
bring in thier Accounts of the last years Rates at thier next meet- 
ing the seventh of October, 1664. 

The last 2 day in October is appointed by the select men, for 
the calling of the proprietors togeither for the deviding of the Com- 
mon Medow adioyning to M r Stoughtons Farme. 

1664. 

[158.] At a Meeting of the Select men, the 14 th of the 
(9 mo:) 1664. 

This day the constables Richard Baker and James Humphry's 
for the yeer : 1663 brought in thier Accounts for the severall Rates 
committed to them. 
Imp. the Country Rate, payd ) 65 _ 7 

according to order . j 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 123 

Item the County rate \ 21-1 3 

payd to M r Ting, Treasurer of the County j 
vpon this Rate remaines due 

to the Towne 13 shillings 

the 15 pences. On the troopers 

being collected 
Item the Towne* Rate . . . . . .40-3-1 

Payd as foloweth 

Imp'mis : Abated to William ") nn n ^ n A 

-I-M i 1-1 r * * ' * * \J\J ~~" V/0 v/4: 

Blake overrated .. j 

Ite to Goodman Mede for 

his service at the meeting house 
Ite to M r Mather, as part of | 00-66 

what was due to him j 

Ite payd to Samuel Proctor ) m 1 7 1 1 

/ 1 1 T-* T i .vJ.""JLi ~ J. X 

for the Pound . j 

Ite. to Thomas Damport for | nn m n 

1 / 1 !! f * \J\) ~" ,L\) ~~ \J 

wolf killing . . j 

Ite. to Daniel Preston for ) nn 1 n n 

wolf killing . UU " 



. 03-00-00 



Ite. to an Indian for wolf killing . . . .00-10-0 

Item to Goodm : Swift for expences . . .05-1-1 

Item payd vnto John Gill for) 01-11-6 

land about the high way ) 

Ite payd to John Fenno for the like . . . 00 - 16 - 

Ite payd to Obadiah Swift | 00-02-6 

for work about the Meting House j 

Ite Edward Martin l a alowed bee ) 00-01-0 

rated in milton . . j 

Item to M r Pole ,for the schoole rate . 25-00-00 



Reconed with good wife swift for the ~) 

yeare past this 14 th day of the 9 mo j .03-00-00 

1664 and due to her the some of J 

of which is paid by Bro. James ~) 

Vmphery constable as part of ( . . .00-16-00 

this years chardges . ) 

rest due to chardges at the house . . . .02-04-00 
memo. 8 s 6 d Deb 4 from James minot to be enquired after whether 
paid to goodwise swift or not : 

1664. 

[159.] At a generall Towne Meeting the 5 th of the (10 mo:) 
1664. 

It was put to vote whether M r Pole should continue teaching of 
schoole, in Dorchester, for the yeare insuing as he hath formerly. 
Voted in the Affirmatiue. 

The same da} T it was voted that the Towne did accept of the 
Selectmens Accounts for the last }*eare past. 

The same da}' aboue sayd, It was voted, that M r Mather for his 
work in the Ministery shall haue fourescore and ten pounds ; and 



124 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

MS Stoughton, forty pounds. And withall voted that thier Lands 
shall be rated 

The same day were chosen for the 
Select men ( Capt : Clap ( Will : Sumner 

j Lieft : Foster -j Anth : Fisher Se : 
(M r Joans ( 

The same day chosen Raters f John Capen 

< John Minot 

(Richard- Hall 

The day aboue sayd, chosen ) Nicholas Clap. 
Surveyors of the high wayes J Thorn : Damfort. 

This day fortnight (being the 19 of this present month) is ap- 
pointed for a day of meeting of the proprietors about the division 
of the medows at the Blew hills. 

The same day above sayd, vpon the request of Sergeant Hall, 
for the alteration of the highway lying before his dore, it was voted 
by the Towne that John Minott, Richard Leeds, and Thomas Tole- 
man should be appointed heervnto ; and vpon view thereof to make 
thier Returne vnto the Selectmen ; and as these 3 men doe ap- 
proue of it ; the Select men haue order to record it. 

[16O.] At a meeting of the Selectmen on the 9 th of the (11 
mo:) 1664. 

At this meeting aboue mentioned, Nathaniel Whiting of Dedham 
appeared, before the Selectmen, and made a motion a litle piece 
of Common Land belonging to the Dorchester, lying upon the 
Riuer called Mother Brooks, without the division of Lotts. In 
order heerevnto the Selectmen haue granted, that it shall be pro- 
posed to the Town, at the next convenient Towne Meeting, to have 
thier approbation, if they see meet, to grant it to him, either by 
purchase or Rent : and in the meane time, the sayd Nathaniel 
Whiting shall gett it to be viewed, that so the Towne may be in- 
formed both of the quantity and quality of the Land. 

At this Meeting aboue sayd, The Raters chosen for this yeere, 
John Minott and John Capen Se : presented their Rates for the 
Ministery, and for the Towne, dated the 2 d of the (11. mo :) 1664. 
The Rate of the Ministery ) 130-12-6 

amounts to an . | 
The Towne Rate ). 40 - 7 - 7 

to this rate was an addition of 3 lb - 13 s - l d j . 3-13-1 



the whole is 44-00-8 



This same day Clement Maxfild appeared before the select men, 
and desired that his Brother John Maxfild, being arrived lately 
from England, might continue in the Towne with him ; and that 
he would secure the Towne, from any dammage, during his resi- 
dence here, which was granted that he, the sayd Clement Max- 
fild, might, entertaine his brother as is aboue expressed, vntill 
such time, as his Brother, shall otherwise settle himself heere, or 
els where. 



DORCHESTER TOWN KECORDS. 125 

The same day, vpon a motion made by Joseph Burch he hath 
libert}" to entertaine his Brother Lewis, till the Select men give 
further order. 

Roger Billing his Acquittance for the yeere 1664 recorded. 
Receiued by me Roger Billing for the yeere 1664. For running 
a line, and for killing a wolf the summe of fifteene shillings. 

I say receiued by me 

ROGER BILLING. 

[161.] At a meeting of the Select Men on the 13. of the (12 
mo:) 1664. 

At the Towne Meeting the 6 th of the (1. mo :) 1665. 
Officers chosen for this yeare. 
Deputies ( Captaine Clap 

{ Lieftenant Foster 
Commissioners C Captaine Clap C 
< Lieftenant Foster < 
(_ William Sumner (_ 
Constables f Steven Minott 
{ Thomas Trott. 

The same day vpon a motion made by John Plum to the Towne 
there was granted to him 30 Acres of land neere Dedham Saw 
mills vpon such condition as the Select men in thier discretion 
think meet. 

[163.] At the Meeting of the Select men the 13 th of the (1 
mo:) 1665. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 4 of the (2 d mo) 1665. 
Roger Billing and William Trescott are appointed and impowred 
on the behalf of the Towne of Dorchester, to ioyne with some of 
Milton, and some of Brantry, or such of them, as shall be ap- 
pointed to attend the work ; viz. to lay out, and bound, a sufficient 
Cartway, as may be most convenient, safe, and easy for passage, 
between Milton and Squantum Neck, etc, and to doe it, with al[ 
convenient speed, and Mak Returne of the same to the Select men. 

1665. 

[163.] At a Meeting of the Select men, the 12. of the (4 
mo;) 1665. 

A motion being made by the widow that, on the behalf of her 
son in law (lately come from Boggerstow) that he might inhabit 
amongst us : The Select men see not cause to grant him liberty to 
Inhabit in Dorchester ; and therfore doe order that the sayd Widow 
Hill, or any other doe not entertaine him vpon the penalty of the 
order made the 10 (11. mo :) 1658, and that she doe forthwith dis- 
charge herself, and the Towne of him. And that M P Pole giue 
the Constable notice hereof, and also a copy of the foresayd Order, 
that he may acquaint the foresayd widow Hill thereof ; and warne 
him to depart the Towne. 

The day and yeere aboues d It is ordered by the Select men, that 
John Smith of the Rocky Hill, shall be keeper of the Pound, and 
that he shall haue for every horse other cattle and swine two pence 



126 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

a piece, and for every sheep an half penny, to be payd by the 
owners of the creatures so empounded. 

At the same Meeting, 12. 4. 1665. Captaine Clap (if he be 
come home) Deacon Wiswall, William Sumner, John Capen sen : 
are desired and impowred to meet with Josiah Sachem and others 
on the 26 of this Instant, and to treat with him, to see what the 
demand of the Indians is ; as respecting any of Dorchester Land ; 
and to make full and compleat agreement, if they see thier de- 
mands be but reason ; and for that end, they take Copyes of the 
Deed from Kitshamichin, and other writings ; and what other helps 
they shall think needfull to call with them to further the busines ; 
and if they see not cause to issue the matter, then to make report 
to the Towne for further consideration. 

The same day, it is granted, vnto John Capen sen r that vpon his 
request made vnto the Selectmen, he shall have the feed of the 
Burying place vntill April 66. or April 67. which he please ; he 
leaving the place in good repaire at the time expired. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen the 20 th of the (5 mo :) 1665. 

Whereas there is lately a new Gallery set vp in the meeting 
house in Dorchester, without leaue from the Towne or the Select 
men of the Towne ; and the sayd Gallery seemes to proue preiudi- 
ciall to the light, and offensiue to many ; and therefore that such 
practice ma}' not be vsed for future, we doe declare that the erect- 
ing of the sayd Gallery is disorderly ; and therefore doe order that 
none of the parties that built it, nor any other doe presume to sit 
in the sayd Gallery vntill such time as the Towns mind may be 
fully knowne, and declared whether the sayd Gallery, shall be con- 
tinued, or taken down againe, or hau disposed of. 

ROGER CLAP, THOMAS JONES, ANTHONY FISHER, 
WILLIAM SUMMER, HOPESTILL FOSTER. 

1665. 

[164.] At a Town Meeting, the 18. (5) 1665. It was pro- 
posed, and put to vote whether the new impression of M r Mathers 
Catechismes should be payd for, out of a Towne Rate, and so the 
books to become the Towns : 

The vote was in the Affirmatiue. 

At the same day it was voted, that the Elders and Selectmen 
and Deacon Capen, should have the disposing of the above sayd 
bookes, to each Famely, according to thier discretion. The vote 
was in the Affirmatiue. 

The 29. of the (6 mo :) 1665. At a Town Meeting. 

Wheras Increase Atherton, Thomas Bird, Ju : and Samuel 
Procter, haue lately erected a Gallery in the Meeting house, with- 
out an} 7 order from the Towne, or not in such an orderly way as 
were to be desired. The question was put whether the sayd 
Gallery so built should stand, and the aboue say[d] persons therein, 
and not be disposed of, to any other person but such as the Towne, 
or thier Deputy in that matteV shall iudge meet. And all this upon 
thier ingenious acknowledgment of thier too much forwardnes 
therein, The vote was in the Affirmatiue, they p'forming the con- 
dition. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 127 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen the 11 th of the (7 th mo :) 1665. 

Wheras there hath beene, and still is great complaints of cattle 
destroying come, by persons taking liberty to feed thier cattle, in 
common cornfields, before the corne is all out. It is therefore 
ordered by the select men of this Towne, that if any cattle, horses, 
or swine, be taken in any common cornfield, either in the corne, or 
out of the corne, except the sayd cattle be within some p'ticular 
Inclosure. or vnder the keeping of a sufficient keeper, and that 
within the bounds of the ground of the owners of the sayd cattle ; 
and this vpon penalty of forfeiting 4 d for eueiy head so taken, as 
before expressed, beside paying all dammages done by the cattle, 
horses or swine, and all charges that may arise by Impounding 
them ; and John Smith on the Rocky hill, is, to see to the due 
execution of this order for the great Lotts. 

At the same Meeting was presented to the Selectmen this 
acknowledgment folowing 

We whose names are vnderwritten doe acknowledge that it was 
our weaknes that we were so inconsiderate as to make a small seat 
in the Meeting house, without more cleare and full approbation of 
the Towne, and Select men thereof ; though we thought, upon the 
conference we had with some of the Select men apart and Elders, 
we had satisfying ground for our proceeding therein, which now we 
see, was not sufficient : Therfore we desire, that our failing therein 
may be passed by : And if the Town shall grant us our seat, that 
we haue been at so much cost in setting vp, we thankfully acknow- 
ledge your loue vnto us therein ; and we doe herevpon further 
engage ourselues, that we will not giue vp, or sell any of our places 
in that seat, to any person or persons, but whom the Elders shall 
approve of, or such, as shall haue power to place men in seats in 
the Assembly. INCREASE ATHERTON 

SAMUEL PROCTER 
THOMAS BIRD. 

Dated the 30. of the (6 mo:) 1665. 

[165,] At the meeting of the Selectmen the 13 th of the (9 mo :) 
1665. 

Diuers things of the Towne affaires considered of, referred to 
thier next meeting, the 27. of this Instant. 

Only an order taken for the printing of M r Mathers Cathechisme 
to the satisfaction of the printer. 

And likewise an order issued out to the Constables of the last 
yeere past to bring in thier Accompts of that yeere, 1664 to the 
Select men at thier next meeting the 27 of this Instant, 1665. 

At the meeting of the Select men on the 27 th of the (9 mon :) 
1665. 

The Constables Richard Led, and Clement Maxfield, brought in 
thier Accounts for the yeere 1664. 

Thier Account for that yeere rleliuered to them was 
Imp. The Cuntry Rate, with the addition was . . 76-09-3 
The Towne Rate, wiih the addition, was . . . 44- -6 



120-9-9 



128 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Which is payd as foloweth ..... 

To the Treasurer of the Countrey . . . . 70-7-7 

By order to the Deputies for that yeare . . . 06-0-0 

76-7-7 
Payd out of the Towne Rate as followeth. 

Imp. to M r Mather 01-05-00 

Item to M r Pole for his work 26-00-00 

Item to Captaine Clap 01-05-00 

Ite. to Lieftenant Foster 02-10-00 

Ite. to Goodman Mede 03-00-00 

Ite. to Goodman Swift 02-05-00 

Ite. to Ensigne Capen 01-08-06 

Item to Nicholas Clap ; what was due to him . . 01-00-00 

Ite. to Anthony Fisher Jun : for 3 wolues . . 01-10-00 

Item to Henery Ledbetter for a wolfe or Roger Billing 00-10-00 
Ite. to Thomas Bird for a wolf . . . .00-10-00 

To Samuel Clap 00-05-00 

Ite to Daniel Prescot for a part of a wolf . .00-02 - 06 

Ite to William Sumner 00-04-06 

Ite. to Steven Hoppin . 00-07-06 

Ite to Oadiah Swift 00-03-00 

Ite to Roger Billing 00-05-00 

Ite to Samuell Procter 00-10-01 

Ite to Thomas Lake, Richard Hall, and Steuen Minott 00-07-06 



Summa Totalis 43-01-01 

[166.] At a generall Towne Meeting in Dorchester the 4 th 10 
(mo:) 1695 



Were chosen for Selectmen 
Lieftevant Hopestill Foster 
Anthony Fisher Sen or 
Thomas Jones 
William Sumner 



For Raters for the yeare ensu- 
ing 

Ensigne Capen 
Richard Hall 
William Pond 



John Minott 

Supervisors for the high-wayes 

Enock Wizwall Thomas Tilestone 

For the Neck way 

James Blake 

The same daj T it was put to the question, What should be al- 
lowed to the Ministery for the yeare past which ends the first of 
January next. For M r Mather it was voted he should have eighty 
pounds, and his estate Rate-free to the Ministery. 

For M r Stoughton, it was voted he should haue fifty pounds and 
his estate Rate-free to the Minister}^. 

At the same Meeting it was put to vote whether M r Pole should 
keep on schoole teaching for the yeare ensuing: The vote was 
Affirmatiue. 

The same day, It was voted, vpon the desire of William Sum- 
ner, concerning satisfaction for the high way vpon his Land, that 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 129 

lies neere Goodman Goads. That Ensigne John Capen, Richard 
Hall, and James Humphrey, should view the sayd wa} r , and allow 
the sayd William Sumner satisfaction out of the same highway 
lying neere his Land, and they make report to the Select men that 
thier determination may be recorded. 

The same day it was voted, that the Selectmen should consider, 
of the land that is not layd out what is the most equall and righte- 
ous way by which it should be layd out, and to appoint a day, 
when the towne shall meet together to heare what they have con- 
sidered of. 

[167.] At a meeting of the Select men the 11 th (10 mo:) 
1665. 

The Rate for the Ministery 130 

The Cuntry and County Rate for this yeare is .80 

Ite for the Towne and Schoole 56 

Ordered that a Warrant be giuen to the Raters, Ensign 

Capen, Richard Hall, and William Pond for the making 

of these three severall Rates. 

At this meeting of the Select men Samuel Hix was sent for, to 
enquire of him why he had not giuen Bond according to his prom- 
ise, and also gaue him warning speedily to depart the Towne, or 
giuing Bond for the time he shall stay. 

The same day Nicholas Ellen made a motion to the Select men, 
to, moue the Towne that he might haue Liberty to take in a parcell 
of ground vpon condition of setting vp, and maintaining two suffi- 
cient gates. 

The same day the Selectmen were desired to moue William Tres- 
cots request to the Towne, for to haue some small parcell of Land 
(to his Tenement) for English grass about the Oxpen. 

At a generall Town Meeting of the Proprietors and the towne of 
Dorchester the 27 of the (10 : Mo :) 1665. 

The Question was proposed, whether there should a Committee 
be chosen, for to consider and ripen the business, about dividing 
of the Land be} r ond the Blew hills and whether there should not 
be some land disposed of, vnto those that are not for the present 
accounted Proprietors, provided there be no violation of the former 
rule vnto the Proprietors. 

The vote was in the Affirmatiue. 

The Committee chosen are 

The Selectmen Captaine Clap, if he can be obtained. John 
Wiswall, sen John. Capan sen : William Robinson Richard Hall. 
Richard Leeds. James Humphry es. 

These or nine of them may be a meeting, and that these men, or 
Committees may consider of an answer vnto a letter sent by Lief- 
tenant Hudson. 

The vote was in the Affirmatiue. 

Also the petitions that are presented, are to be considered of, 
by the same Committee ; and all this to be done by the next Town 
Meeting, which is appointed to be the second fourth day of Febru- 
ary next 1665. 

[168.] At a Meeting of the Selectmen the 8 th day of the (11. 
Mo:) 1665. 



130 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The Rates for the Ministry, and for the Towne were returned 
and brought in to the Select men by the Raters John Capen, 
Richard Hall, and William Pond signed by thier hands. 

The Rate for the Ministery 130-00-05 

The Rate for the Towne and schoole . . .057-05-03 

Also the same day was granted to the Constables a warrant for 
the gathering of the Towne Rate. 

The same day Samuel Hicks was sent for by the Select men to 
render a reason, why, being ordered by them by the 18 either to 
depart the Towne, or speedily to giue them security for sauing the 
Towne harmless during his abode here, which he promised to doe 
by the 17 of this Instant. 

The day following being the 9 th of the (11 th mo :) 1665 Samuel 
Hicks according to the order of the Selectmen brought his brother 
Zachariah Hicks for his security vnto William Pole Recorder of 
the Towne vnto whom, the sa}^d Zachariah Hicks became bound in 
a Bond of twenty pounds for the Towns Security on the behalf of 
his brother the sayd Samuel Hicks. 
As folio weth. 

Wheras Samuel Hicks hath motioned his desire vnto the Select 
men of Dorchester, to be receiued for an Inhabitant into the 
Towne, They in the name, and behalf of the Towne, haue so far 
forth granted his request, as that he giue sufficient Securit} 7 ", 
whereby the Towne, may be freed and secured from all such costs 
and charges, as may thereby come vpon it. 
Therefore 

I, Zacchary Hicks of Cambridge, his brother, on the behalf of 
the aboue sayd Samuel Hicks, as his security, by these presents 
doe binde myself in a Bond of twenty pounds vnto M r William 
Pole Recorder of the Towne, in the name, and on behalf of the 
Select men, to secure the Towne, of what soeuer charges or dam- 
ages may ensue or folow therevpon, during his abode in the Towne 
of Dorchester. And herevnto I haue set my hand, this ninth day 
of January 1665. And deliuered it as my act and deed. 
Witnesses ZACHARIAH HICKS 

JOHN ALDIS 

JONATHAN HOWARD. 

[169.] At a Meeting of the Select men on the 12 of the (12 
Mo:) 1665: 

This clay there was presented vnto the Selectmen of Dorchester 
a note from the Select men of Boston, containing a Request from 
them, that the Widow Collins might be permitted by us to passe 
the winter here in our Towne and thereby engaging themselues, 
that her reception should not disoblige them from the duty they 
owe her, as one of their Inhabitants. A Copy whereof is here in- 
serted. 

To the Select men of Dorchester. 

These are to advise, that if the Widow Collins be permitted by 
you to pass the winter in your Towne, that your reception of her, 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 131 

shall not be to disoblige us from the duty which we owe vnto her 
as one of our Inhabitants. 

Boston this 25. (10) 1665. HEZEKIAH VSHER 

in the name of the 
Select men. 

The Selectmen of Dorchester doe accept of the Request of the 
Selectmen of Boston on the behalfe of the widow Collins, and doe 
grant her liberty "to remaine, and reside here amongst us, till the 1. 
day of May, 1666. 

The same day the Constables had order to appoint a Towne 
meeting on the 5 th of March next for the nomination of Magestrates 
and choise of Deputies Commissioners, &c. 

The same day Samuel Rigby came to the Selectman, to desire 
liberty to imploy John Harker at his calling for sometime : which 
was granted ; provided that he engage to secure the Towne from 
damage by the sayd Harkers residence in the Towne of Dorchester. 

The same da} T Samuel Rigby binds himself, heirs and Executors, 
in the summe of twenty pounds to the Select men of Dorchester, 
and thier Successours from time to time, to secure the Towne of 
Dorchester from all charges and damages, that may arise to the 
Towne, while the sayd John Harker shall continue or remaine 
Inhabitant in the Towne by the sayd Harker. To which the sayd 
Rigby sets his hand the day and yeere aboue sayd. 
Witnesses SAMUELL RIGBY 

WILLIAM POLE 

JOHN CAPEN Sen r 

The same day, there was a warrant granted to the Constable 
Thomas Trot to levie vpon John Pope, and Thomas Wilkinson, 
for what they are behind to the Rate of the Ministery for seuerall 
years. 

John Pope is behind for 3 }*ears . . . . 2-18-11 
Thomas Wilkison for 4 years . . . . 1 - 17 - 

1665. 

[17O.] The same day vpon information, that severall men, that are 
not Inhabitants of this Towne doe cany away stones from Squantums 
Neck, without leaue of this Towne ; It is therefore ordered by the 
Select men that Roger Billing, and Henery Leadbetter, shall, and 
hereb}" are impowred to forbid any that are not Inhabitants from 
cariying away an}' stones from thence vnless for such valuable 
consideration, as they shall agree with the sayd Billing or Lead- 
better or either of them ; and they are to demand of, and agree 
with any, that have alread3 r carried away any stones, for such 
summe or summes, as they shall iudge meet ; and they to make 
Returne, of what the}* receiue, to the Selectmen from time to 
time ; And they are allowed, the fourth part of what they doe 
receiue, for thier encouragement in this service, provided this 
Order shall not be in force to the damage of any proprietor that 
hath Land in Squantums Neck. 



132 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Town Meeting 5 th (1. mo.) 1666. 

At a generall Town Meeting 5 th (1. mo :) 1666. Officers chosen 
for this yeere. 

f Lieftenant Foster ~\ C Lieftenant Foster 

Deputies -< >- Commissioners -J William Sumner 

(^ William Sumner ) ( Anthony Fisher 

Constab.es 



The same day Deacon Capen, William Sumner, and Samuel 
Clap were chosen for a Committee to ioyne with Rocksberry men 
about setting the line of the Bounds betwixt them and us. 

The Persons aboue mentioned were sworne Constables for the 
Town of Dorchester this 8 th of March 166. 

Before me 

DANIEL GOOKIN. 
1666. 

[171.] At a Meeting of the Select men the 12 th of the (1 mo:) 
1666, Fence-viewers chosen For the great Lotts : from Captains 
Neck to Goodm : Tolemans. 

Richard Leeds Samuel Proctor For the rest of the great Lotts 
from Goodm : Tolemans to Naponset Riuer 

William Robinson Timothy Foster For the 20 Acre Lotts. 

James Humphrey John Merrifield For the field behind Tho : 
Birds. 

Thomas Andrews se. Obadiah Hawes. for the feild behind Mr. 
Joans. 

clement Maxfild Isack Joans For the field before Enoch Wizwall 

Tho : Modsley Joseph Weeks. For the field behind M r Stoughtons 

Richard Withington Amniel Weeks For the field behind M r 
Mathers 

George Dyar William Pond. For the neck of Land 
Nicholas Clap. Joseph Holmes. 

Nicholas George is allowed by the Select men of Dochester to keep 
Ordinary for the yeare ensuing, if the Court please to accept of the 
same. 

Robert Wills is appointed by the Selectmen to driue the Great 
Lotts the 2 d Monday of the (2 d mo :) 1666. 

The Order. 

Wheras there hath been, and still is great complaints of cattle 
doing damage in common fields in the Towne, both in corne and 
meadows, after the time that cattle ought to be removed out of 
such fields by Towne Order. 

It is therfore Ordered by the Select men of this Towne, that if any 
cattle, horses or swine be taken in any common Cornfield or meadow, 
except the sayd cattle be within some p'ticular Inclosure, or vnder 
the present care of a sufficient keeper, and that within the bounds 
the ground of the owner of the sayd cattle, vpon penalty of pay- 
ing 4 d p head for euery head so taken, as before exprest ; beside 
poundage, and -what other damage may arise by the sayd cattle 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 1^3 

horses or swine ; and for what sheepe shall be found in any such 
common fields, they shall pay one penn} r p head. And for pound- 
age we allow for horses, cattle or swine 2 d p head ; for sheep one 
half penny p head : And John Smith, on the rocky hill is 
appointed to keep the pound for this yeare, and to receiue the ffees 
abouesayd. 

And we appoint John Howes to see this Order duely executed 
from time to time in the Neck of Land, till the 10. of October 
next. 

And Robert Wills the like for the great Lotts. 

1666. 

[173.] At a Meeting of the Select men the 14. of the (3 Mo :) 
1666. 

The Cuntry Rate committed to Steven Minott Cunstable for the 
yeare 1665 was 80-00-00 



Payd to the Country Treasurer . . . . 64-00-3 

Payd to the County Treasurer . . . . 13-06-8 
Payd to Lieftenant Foster by ) 

Order of the Selectmen j" . . . . 01-00-6 
Payd to Goodman Swift by order ) 

of the Select men j . . . 00-09-6 

by 3 s l d lost 00-03-1 

Pa} r d to Nicholas George for this ) 

present yeare 1666 J . . 04-00-0 

80 

Receiued the 17 th of April. 1666. of M r Steven Minot, Constable 
of Dorchester in full of thier Rate due to the Cuntry for the yeare 
past the Summe of sixty foure pounds, three pence. I say Re- 
ceiued as aboue. 

According to my Warrant. 

p me RICHARD RUSSELL, Treasurer. 

Receiued the (9 th of May, 1666) of M r Steven Minott, in full of 
a County Rate, due from the Towne of Dorchester, the Summe of 
thirteene pounds six shillings, eight pence. I say Receiued 

p me EDWARD TYNG, 
Treasurer for the County of Suffolk. 

The day aboue sayd, this Order was made by the Select men, as 
folio weth. 

whereas vpon view, we finde a litle piece of Land, partly in- 
closed vpon the hill aboue Goodman Georges, contrary to order, or 
leaue from the Towne ; We the Select men of Dorchester doe 
Order that Robert Sanders doe forthwith take downe the sayd 
Fence, and cany the same away for his owne vse, vpon such pen- 
alt} r , as the Select men shall iudge meet. 

Dated the 14. (3. Mo:) 1666. 



134 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

1666. 

[173.] At a Meeting of the Select the 11 th of the (4 mo :) 
1666. 

At this meeting the Constable Hener}' Garnsey brought in to the 
Select men an Account of six shillings expended vpon the Watch 
vpon the Election day. 

The same day, John Plumme made a request vnto Select men 
that they would be pleased to grant him leaue and liberty for cut- 
ting of one hundred and twenty Railes and thirty posts, the which 
vpon due consideration, was granted him. 

The same day vpon vew of the Creeke and landing place neere 
the house of John Wales, and finding both the way and Creeke 
much damefied by digging of Clay, which otherwise might for time 
to come be of great vse to the towne for the landing of hay corne 
and wood, and to serue other occasions of the towne. It is or- 
dered that whosoeuer shall dig or cary away any earth or Clay 
from the said Creeke or an} r p t- thereof below the dwelling hous of 
John wales Eastward (vnles for the repaire of the said Creeke or 
landing place) shall forfit for euery load, or p* of a load drawne 
away by a horse or other cattle the sume of fine shillings, and for 
euer3 r wheelbarow one shilling for the vse of the towne, To be 
leuyed by distress or otherwise and we appoint Enoch Wiswell 
Thomas Lake and John Wales to take notice off and accquaint the 
Select men for the time beeing of the names of those that shall at 
any time transgress this order, that soe they may be dealt with all 
according to there demerritt. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 th of the (8 th Mo :) 1666. 

Wheras there is granted 30 Acres of Land to John Plumb neere 
to Dedham Sawmills as in the Towne book appears vpon such con- 
ditions as the Select men shall think meet ; we therefore, the Select 
men of Dorchester, doe iudge it meet, that John Plumb shall haue, 
and enioy the sayd land to his owne proper vse, during his residence 
in Dorchester ; but doe not allow him to make sale of it to any, 
nor other wayes dispossess himself of it, till such time,- as he shall 
haue remoued himself, and whole Famely one whole j-eare out of 
the Towne Dorchester ; Then we doe allow him to sell it to any 
such ; as the Select men, for the time being, shall iudge conve- 
nient ; and we appoint Ensign Capen and Nicholas Clap to see the 
sayd 30 Acres of Land layd out. By Order of the Select men. 

WILLIAM POLE. 

This 11 th of the (8) 1666. 

I Robert Knight of Marble-head doe acknolige that I have Re- 
ceaued Two great Gunns from the Select men of dorchester for 
the Contrys vse at Marble-head, witnes my hand. 

ROBERT KNIGHT. 

This is a true Coppi of the origenall which is on file entered and 
examined this 19 th (10) 1666 by me JOHN CAPEN Recorder. 

The 27 of the 8 th M 1666 Receaued 3 Demiculuerin shott on 
the contrys account, and on the towne of Dorchesters account to 



DOUCHE STEK TOWN RECORDS. 135 

be paid for by the towne of Marblehead, one ladle, on[e] spunge, 
two formers the price thereof T a witness my hand 

ROBERT KNIGHT. 

This is a true Coppi of the originall which is on file entered and 
examined this 5 (12.) 66 by me JOHN CAPEN Recorder. 

1666. 

[174.] At a Meeting of the Select men the 12. of the (9 Mo :) 
1666. 

This day Constable Trott appeared before the Select men to giue 
in his Account of the Towne Rate amounting to 57 ls - 5 s - 3 d , which 
is as followetn. 

Payd to M r Pole for keeping schoole and recording 26 - 00 - 00 

to Goodman Swifb for select mens expences in 1 665 03 - 10 - 06 
to Goodman George for Indians Dinner, and p'te of 

the p r sent year 01-11-00 

to Gabriel Mead for Labour at the Meeting House 03 - 00 - 00 

to Captaine Clap, as Deputy for the Towne 06-18-00 

to Lieftenant Foster as Deput} r for the towne 06 - 05 - 06 

to William Sumner, for Killing a wolfe 00-10-00 

to Anthon}- Fisher for printing chatechisms 04 - 10-00 

to Ezra Clap for killing a woolfe t)0 - 05 - 00 

to Nathan Bradley for killing a woolfe 00 - 05 - 00 

to Deacon Capen for so much p d Leiut. Fisher 00-12-00 

For glass for the Meeting house 03 - 02 - 00 

for n'ew hanging the Bell 00 - 02 - 00 

Payd to William Trescott for running the Line 00 - 06 - 00 

To Thomas Bird for nailes for the Buring place 00 - 01 - 06 



56 - 18 - 6 

For som other charges and Losses in Gathering the 

Rate . .00-6-9 



and soe the Cunstable is Discharged from the sume off 57 - 5 - 3 

This Day Reconed with Nicolas George and the Towne is in 
Debt to him the Just summe of three pounds for expenses by select 
men Committee and Raters . . ' . . .03-00-00 

p d by Henery Garnesy as in p. 186. 

At a meeting of the p'prietors the 14 (12) 65. It was voted 
and agreed vnto, that vpon the deuision of the land be} T ond the 
blew hils. If in case ther should be airy charges fall on any p* or 
the whole of that land ther to be deuided, that then all should 
beare a share by p'portion in that charge. 

The same day it was voted and agreed vnto also that purgatory 
Swamp should be deuided to the anchent p'prietors according to 
the anchent deuedent 

The same day it was granted to John Smith sen r liberty to take 
300 of railes out of the 500 acres. 

Farther it was voted and granted that the small p'cell of Meddow 



136 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

left Common vpon the last deuission of Meddow at the blew hils it 
shall be laid to the 200 acres that doe belong to the minestry of 
Dorchester. 

Alsoe the same time the Commitee would p'pose vnto the p'pri- 
eters (that in answer vnto Liftenant Foster his petition for a farme) 
they would grant vnto him that his deuission may ly some where 
on this sid punkapage and beyond the blew hils, and that his deuis- 
sion may be augmented vnto twenty acres in a single deuission 
and one hundered acres to be added vnto it. 

This p'posall was voted in the Affermatiue. 

[175.] At a generall Towne meeting the 3 (10) 1666. 

After the directory was read and an account giuen of the Contry 
and County and towne rates. 

It was voted what the Towne would giue to the maintenance of 
the minestry and the vote was that the towne would giue to the 
maintenance of the minestry for the yeere now almost past the 
sume of 130 18 to M r . mather 80 ls to M r . Stoughton 50 U 

The Select men chosen the day abouesaid weer as followeth viz. 
Captaine Foster, William Sumner, John Minot, Anthony Fisher, 
Deacon Capen. 

for Raters Srg nt Hale, Srg nt Clap, Srg nt James Blake. 

The same day it was voted that ther should be a yeerly choice 
of a Recorder to keepe the towne books and record for the towns 
vse the same day the Select men are chosen. 

This was voted in the affermatiu. 

The same time Deacon John Capen was chosen Recorder for 
the yeere ensueing. 

Supervisors C Enock Wiswall. 

{ Samuell Robinson, 
for the way to f T , T 
the neck of Land. | IsackJoanes - 

The same day it was motioned by Thomas Dauenport Sen r wheth- 
er he might haue liberty to receaue (as Tenant into his house in 
Dorchester) Daniell Holbrooke who lately came from Melton. It 
was voted in the Negatiue. 

The same day it was voted and granted that Srg nt Samuell Clap 
should haue libertie to set his barne flue foote out on the high way, 
from the place where now it stands, and soe to run Narower at 
both ends till it meete with the fence and to be laid out to him by 
Liftenant Hopestill Foster, James Blake and Thomas Bird Sen r . 

The 4 th of the (10 th ) 66. At a towne meeting after some ageta- 
tions about a Scholmaster It was put to the Vote whether ther 
should be a Schole Master enquiered after, and p'curered for to 
teach Schole in this towne, It was voted in the Afermatiue, and by 
a second vote it was agreed vnto that Master Mather and Lift nt 
Hopestill Foster and John Minot should be desier and empowered 
to endeauor to p'cuer a Schol-Master. 

The same day it was voted and granted that Mf pole should be 
spoken vnto to goe on in keepeing schole vntill another Master be 
p'cuered, at the same rate as formerly, p'portionablely according 
to the time he shall soe doe, and William Sumner is appointed to 
speake to M r pole about it if he will accept of it soe to doe. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 137 

At the same time a vote was whether the teaching and rulling 
Elders should haue power to seate people in the meeting house, 
the vote was in the afermatiue. 

[176.] To the Constables of Dorchester. 

You are heerby requiered to giue warning to William Chaplen 
and Arthur Cartwright that they and either of them doe vpon the 
next second day Repaire vnto the Select men to giue an account of 
the Strangers or Inmats now entertained by them that they doe 
not by ther neglect bring themselues vnder the penalty of the 
towne order in that case p'uided heerof you are not to faile. 
Dorchester this 6 of Desember 1666. 

By order of the Select men. 

JOHN CAPEN Recorder. 

At a meting of the select men the 10 th of the (10) 1666 Arthur 
Cartwright appeared before the select men for entertaining an In- 
mate (who is a Cooper) into his house, without ap'bation first ob- 
tained, who haueing not receaued any certiffecate from the Majes- 
trate for his reception into this Jurisdiction, was not admitted to 
receaue any Inmate, and therfore noe more was done at that time. 

The same day ther was a warrant deliuered for the Raters to 
make a Rate for the minestry of 130 ls -0-0 and a Towne Rate of 

45 -0-0 

The same day William Chaplin appeared before the Select men 
for entertaining Peter Chaplin his brother as an Inmate into his 
house without the ap'bation of the Select men first had and ob- 
tained. The Select men taking it into Consideration doe order 
that the said William Chaplin doe giue in bond of twenty pounds 
to secuer the towne from damage soe long as the said peter shall 
remaine an Inhabetant in Dorchester. 

The same day warrant was granted to the Constable to leuy 
vpon the estate of Thomas Dauenport tew shillings by distress or 
otherwise, for Entertaining Daniell Holbrooke as an Inmate into 
his house without order : Also to leuy vpon the Estate of William 
Chaplin 5 s for the like breach of order. 

Is. a. d 

The Contry Rate for this yeere was . . . . 91-05-11 
of which the Treasuerer is to ) 

haue or his order . J 85-10-0 

The Deputys both of them 05-10-0 

Wee that are now Constables of Dorchester Daniell Preston and 
Henery Garnesy being informed by our Selectmen that an, Indian 
being dead of the Smale [pox] in the land of James Minot, we did 
l>y their order goe and see and found it soe, he was dead in an In- 
dian Wigwom in James Minots land a litle a this sid Naponset 
mill the Indians haueing run away, and left him dead and takeing 
noe Cource for his buriall (and we weer informed he was a war- 
wick Indian) and we Constables did git an English man John 
Smith of Dorchester to digg his graue in the wigwam, and we did 
git an Indian whose name is Joseph, a Mashapag Endian, and 
William Robinson and John Smith for to put him in his graue, 



138 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

and John Smith did couer him with the earth and this was done 
vpon the 10 day of Decein 1666. 
wittnes our hands. 

DANIELL PRESTON. 

HENERY GARNESY. 

This is a true coppie of the originall which is vpon fill entered and 
examined this 5 (12) 66. 

by nie JOHN CAPEN Recorder 

[177.] These p r sents Witnesseth that we Daniell Preston and 
John Holbrooke, of Dorchester doe bind o r selues and either of vs 
our heiers executors and Adminestrators vnto the Select men of 
Dorchester, and their successours from time to time in the sume of 
theirty pound, that wee and either of vs will saue harmless and de- 
fend the Towne of Dorchester from all Damages and charges that 
may arise by meanes of Daniell Holbrookes Inhabiting in Dor- 
chester or &ny of his while he or the} 7 remaine Inhabetants in Dor- 
chester as witness our hands this Sixt of the tenth Month on thou- 
sand six hundered sixty and six. 

DANIELL PRESTON. 
JOHN HOLBRUK. 
In p e sence of vs Viz. 

SAMUELL RIGBEE 

JOHN DAUENPORTT. 

Thes' p e sents witnesseth that I William Chaplin of Dorchester 
doe bind my selfe heiers and executors and adminestrators vnto 
the Select men of Dorchester and there Successours from time to 
time in the Sume of twenty pounds to Secuer and saue harmeless 
the Towne of Dorchester from all damage and charges that may 
arise by meanes of petter Chaplin my Brother his Inhabiting in 
Dorchester or any of his whille he or they remaine Inhabetants in 
Dorchester as witnes my hand this tenth day of Desember one 
thousand six hundered sixty and six. 

WILLIAM CHAPLEN 
In the p e sence of vs Viz. 

SAMUELL CAPEN 

BARNERD CAPEN 

The 14 th of the. (11) 66 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the Raters p e sented the Rates 
which they weer appointed to make Viz : the minesters Rate of 
130 ls -0-l and the towne Rate of 45-0-4 the which Rates the 
former was commited into the hands of the deacons the other into 
the hands of the Constables with a warrant to gather it \>y distress 
or otherwis and to make disbursments according to instructions 
therin giuen them. 

The same day William Sumner and Ensigne John Capen was 
desired and empowered tospeake with Liftenant Fisher in reference 
vnto the plotting and lotting of the land beyond the blew hils and 
to aduise with him about the manner of laying it out. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 139 

[178.] At a meeting of the Selectmen the 11 of the (12) 
1666 Nicholas Bolton came before them and made request for to 
haue 6 load of fierwood and 60 railes to be granted him out of the 
500 acres and it was granted him. 

The sam day it was agreed that the Constable should giue notice 
to the freemen to meet vpon the 4 th of the next month to giue in 
ther votes for Nomination of Majestrates and Choice of Deputies 
and Commisioners for the town and Constables and County 
Treasuerer. 

The same day it was agreed That wheras by experience in the 
yeer 1666 it doth appeare that the Cattell that vssualy goe in the 
pastuers that are within the Corne feilds in this Towne, doe greate 
damage in the said feilds either in regard of the insufficiency of 
the pastuer fences or the vnrulines of the Cattle that are therin. 
It is therfore ordered, that what Cattell or horses doe vsuall} 7 goe 
in any pastuers within any Common feilds in dorchester and shall 
at any time after the time that Cattell ought to be taken off from 
Corne feilds (as by a former order may be scene) vntill the feilds 
be cleered of Corne or hay (or should be by Towne order) be 
found either in Corne or meddow within any feild, it shall be law- 
full for any inhabetant to impound them and to demand eighteene 
pence p head for euery beast soe taken, besid poundig, and if any 
Refuse to pay as abouesaid, the p'ty so takeing the Cattle shall 
haue warrant from the select men to the Constable, to leuy the 
same b}' distress. 

The 4 th of the (l)6f at a Towne meeting for the nomination of 
Majestrate ther was Chosen by the freemen. 

Deput} T s for the ( Captine Foster 
whole 3 T eere j William Sumner 

Comissioners to end smal causes C.aptaine Foster William Sum- 
ner John Minot. 

for Constables Joseph Homes and Samuell Robinson. 

Joseph Homes and Samuell Robinson sworne Constable the 7 
(1) 6f- before m r Thomas Dantforth Assistant. 

[179.] The 11 th of the (1) 166f. 

At a meeting of the Select men John Smith Jun r desiered liberty 
to take timber off from the 500 acres for to build him an house and 
it was granted him. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should pa}'' vnto 
Tho : Swift Sen r 7 s out of the towne Rate for a dept due to him 
from the towne not known till now. 

The same da}' ther was appointed for fence vewers as followeth : 

for the great lots from Captins ) Enoch Wiswell and 
neck to Goo : Tolmans J John Smith se'n r 

And for the rest of the great lots I Thomas Trot and 

from Goo : Tolmans to Naponset j Thomas Pearce 

for the twenty acre lots J J 

for the feild behind Tho. Birds = J 

for the feild behind M r Janes Thomas Lake William Weeks. 



140 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

for the feild behind M r Stoughton Richard Leeds and Samuell 
Palle. 

for the feild before Enoch Wiswalls Nathaniel Homes and 
Israeli Meade. 

for the feild behind M r Mather Timothy Mather and Daniell 
Elder. 

for the neck of land James Blake and Nathaniell Clap. 

for the Clearing the greate lots of Catle John Smith Jun r and 
Robt Wils. 

for the Clearing the Neck of land John Homes. 

The same day order was giuen to William Robinson and Enoch 
Wiswall and John Smith Sen r to Colect a penny p acre of all the 
p'prietors of the great lots and Captains neck both Vpland Med- 
dow and pastuer and ther with to make two gates the one neere 
Richard Hals house and the other neere William Robinsons house 
and the ouer plus to make returne to the Select men. 

Alsoe James Blake and Nathaniell Clap are appointed to Colect 
in like maner a half penny p acre of the p'prieters of the Neck of 
land and to make a new gate and the ouer plus to returne to the 
select men. 

[18O.] The same day William Sumner John Capen sen r James 
Blake and Samuell Clap are chosen to Run the line between Dor- 
chester and Rocksbery and also between Dorchester and Deadham 
to plimoth line. 

And for the lines between Melton and Dorchester punkepage 
and Dorchester Captaine Foster John Minot and Thomas Tolman 
Sen r for Melton and Joseph Homes to Joyne with them for 
punkepag. 

And for the line between Dorchester and Brantry from the top 
of the blew Hill to plimoth line was Chosen Daniell preston Steuen 
Hoppin Samuell Rigby : Ensigne Hall and Richard Withington 
also added. 

The same day Thomas Dauenports fine of ten shillings for en- 
tertaining of .Daniell Holbrooke was remitted on condition that he 
Cleere the water-cours cros the way before one Come to the house 
he bought of William Blake and this to be done by the 10 th of 
Aprill next. 

The same day John Minot was desiered and empowered for to 
git the schoolhous repaiered. 

The same day a note was deliuered to Nicholas George as fol- 
loweth. 

To the How rd County Court of Suffolk Whearas Nicholas George 
of Dorchester hath for diuers yeers kept a house of cornon enter- 
tainment, and ther being within the said time, man}^ clamorous 
Reports of miscaredges in the same house, which is uery sad (if 
true) and not to be by any Countenanced and tollerated, yet not- 
withstanding the select men haue Indeauored by their best wisdome 
to find out the truth of such reports, but for ought that we can 
find the} T are groundles, and therfore we doe consent that the said 
Nicholas George may be continued in the same employment vnless 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 141 

the honored Court know more against it then we doe : all this with 
submition to the Court heerin. 

By order of the Select men 
JOHN CAPEN Record' 

11 (1) 166f 

[181.] At a meeting of the Select men the 13 th (3) 67. 

Peter Lion requested for liberty to haue some timber for to build 
him an house out of the 500 acre the which was granted. 

The same day in answer to a letter sent by Roger Bellenge and 
Henery Leadbetter to the select men, the sume of it being a query 
whether that place at Squantoms neck which they call wheelbarrow 
Hand did belonge to the towne, or to any p'ticular man, in answer 
heerunto it is resolued that it belongs to the Towne 

The same day Timothy Tilston made request to haue libertj^ to 
haue soe much timber out of the 500 acrs as will build a house of 
about 18 or 20 foote square and 9 foote stud the which was granted 
him. 

The same day ther was Isued out a warrant to Joseph Homes 
Constable in his majestis name to take b} 7 distress or otherwise of 
such p'sons as are heerafter exprest such sume or sumes as are by 
Towne order due for them to pay, for ther Catle being taken in the 
great lots, being ther contrary to order, Viz Quarter Master John 
Smith 6 s M r Collicot 6 s 8 d Daued Joanes 3 s 4 d Samuell Rigbye 12 8 
-2 d and to deliuer the aboue said sumes vnto John Smith Jun r or 
to Ro bt Wils, and if the aboue said John Smith and Ro bt Wils will 
a bate any of the aboue said sums it is in their liberty. 

The same day it is ordered that (whereas John Smith Jun r and 
Ro bt Wils are for this yeer to cleere the great lots, of catle as by 
the order will appeare) If they neglect ther duty heerin, they are 
to pay each of them 2 s 6 d for euery neglect. 

The same day the Constable Uaniell Preston gaue vp his ac- 
count of the Contry Rate for 66 which he gathered. 

The Rate being 91 ls -5 s -ll d out of which he paid the Treasuerer 
85 ls -9 s -ll d - as by the Treasuerers Recept it did appeare Alsoe to 
Captaine Foster 2 ls -15"-0, and William Sumner 2-15 8 -0 both of 
them Deputis soe ther remains due to the Towne 6 s which is alowed 
the Constable for losses and he is discharged. 

Wheras ther was some time since a Contribution by the church 
and Towne for the releife of the Reuerend M r Tomson of Brantry 
in the time of his weaknes, and the same Committed to the hands 
of Deacon Jn Capen of Dorchester, to be improued by him for the 
said M r Tomsons supply as he had need, and the said M r Tomson 
dying before the said Contribution was al disposed off, the Select 
men of Dorchester (conceauinge it was a free gift for M r Tomson 
and therefore to show o r further [182.] respect to M r Tomsons 
Relations) doe order that the said Deacon John Capen doe dispose 
of the remainder of the Contrebution as Followeth Viz one theird 
p* to the widdow of M r Tomson and the other two-third p ts to the 
Children of M r Tomson. 

The same da} T it was ordered by the Select men that Liftenant 
John Capen should with what Conuenient speede he can, draw both 



142 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

the towne books into an Alphabittacall order for the more speedy 
finding of the Towne orders or graunts. 

The same day Clement Maxfeild requested for libert}- to hane 
some timber out of the 500 acrs soe much as to build a shop for 
his sonne and some wood that is ready fallen and timber for 100 
of railes. 

The same day a warrant was Isued out to Joseph Homes Con- 
stable to gather seuerall fines for defect of some of the p'sons heer 
named Viz. 

for the necke of land Richard Baker 2 rod widow Smith a rod 
Obediah Swift 12 foot James Bate 10 foot Nathaniell Homes one 
rod and 

for the feild behind M r Stoughton Richard Baker one rod one foote 
and halfe 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 th (4) 1667. 

Wheeras it is found by experience that great hurt and damadg 
is done in Corne feilds and pastuers b3^ many horses and mares 
and Colts lying about the Towne, and more is likely to be done 
when Corne comes to maturety it is therfore ordered by the Select 
men, that ther shal be noe horses mares or Colts suffered to be a 
bout the Towne on the Commons or out of euclosners within the 
Compas of the west end of the 20 acre lots, except such beasts as 
are sufficiently fettered according as the law p'uids upon penalty 
of 1 s a peice besids damages for the first offence, and two shillings 
a peice for the second ofence besids damages, and 2 s 6 d for the 
third offence besids damages and soe from to time as often as they 
shall be found contrary to this order. And in case that any beast 
be taken vp and noe owner be found then to be p'ceeded with as 
the law p'uids about strays, and Clement Maxfeild and John Wak-s 
are appointed to see to the execution of this order or any other 
p'ticuler p'son and for ther recompence they shall haue the one 
halfe of the pa} T for their paines. 

the 13 (1) 70 or 71 it was concluded that this order shall stand 
in force vntill the Select men see Caus to alter it : p'uided and it is 
to be vnderstood that this order from yeer to yeer is in full force 
from the time that corne feilds should be cleered : vntill Corne 
feilds are cleered of Corne. 

[183.] This Indenture made the 8 th of October in the yeare 
1636 betwixt Richard Collecott and Kitchamakin sachim of Matta- 
thewthes witnesseth theise p r sents that I Kitchamakin do cove- 
nant grant and sell vnto Richard Collicott of Dorchester all that 
p'cell of Land be} T ound the Mill within the bounds of Dorchester 
to the vtmost extent ffor the vse of the plantation of Dorchester 
ffor ther and their heires ffor euer only Reservinge ffor my owne 
vse and 1113- men fforty acres where I Like best and in case I and 
ther Leaue it the same also to belonge vnto Dorchester giueinge 
some consideratio ffor the Paines bestowed about it: moreover 
Forty acres I haue giuen vnto Richard Callicott Lyeinge next to 
this Lott by the Sovth side and I the said Kitchamakin do ac- 
knowledge to haue Receaued the value of 411 Twenty eight 
Fathoms of wanipam beinge the Full Payement of the Fyne and I 
the said Kitchamakin do acknowledge myselfe satisfied as witnes 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 143 

whereof to this p r sent Indenture I haue sett my hand the Daye 
and }*eare aboue written. 

Signed in the j 

p r sence of me > the mke of L 4 -2| Kitchamakin 

Stephen Hopinge ) 

13 th (4) 1649 

Theise are to Certifie whom it maie concerne that we whose 
names are herevnto subscribed were p r sent when Kitchamakin 
aboue named did voluntarily signe the Indenture above as his owne 
act and deed at the Request of the select men of dorchester be- 
cause the old deed was somethinge decayed with ill keepinge the 
day and yeare above written. 

HUMPRAY ATHARTON 

[Page 184 blank.] JOHN WISWALL 

[185.] The 5 of the (5) 1667. 

At a meeting of the Select men the day aboue said "William 
Sumner and John Capen sen r are desired and empowered to attend 
the Court in the Towns behalf in that Case respecting James 
Minot or the Child which is laid to his Charge to see that the 
Towne be not Charged with any thing as respecting that Case, and 
the}' the said William Sumner and John Capen to take any help to 
asist them therin as they shall judge meet for attornys or other- 
wise. 

The same day it was agreed vnto that (whereas the way ouer 
Naponsit leading to Sea-conk is remoued from the place that 
it did formerly ly, by the Tennants of the Schole land, and that 
this new waj 7 doe need some mending) therfore If John Farring- 
ton shall mend or cause to be mended what is needfull in that re- 
gard, that hee shall be alowed for it in his Rates that he is to pay 
till he be satisfied p'uided that the Charges be Considered by vew- 
ing it by the feffees of the Schol land or their Compounding afore 
the work be done or to their Satisfaction. 

The same day it was ordered that James Minot be sent vnto yet 
once more to demand the pay the Court ordered him to pay to- 
wards the maintenance of the child of Francis Tree, and that he 
make a speedy returne for the p r uention of further trouble ther a 
bout. 
.The 9 th (7) 1667 

At a meeting of the Select men Whearas Nicholas Lawrance 
brought to vs the Select men of Dorchester a Warrant from the 
Hon rd Court bearing date the 19 Feb. 66 requiering vs to order the 
payment of three pound fower shillings to the foresaid Lawrance 
for expences laid out one Frances Tree in the time of her lines. 
Thes are to certefie to the Hon rd Court or to whom it may Concerne 
that we haue done nothing in that respect, neither doe we see rea- 
son for vs soe to doe, but with submition to the Hon rd Court we 
conseaue that the reputed father of that child should discharge it. 

Dated the 9 th (7) 66 by the Select men 

JOHN CAPEN, Recorder. 



144 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The same day Richard Curtice came to the Select men, and 
desiered ther app'bation to Come into the Towne to liue, which was 
granted on Condition that he doe make ouer his house and land at 
Melton for the Towns Securit3 T that he be not chargable to the 
towne. 

[186.] The same day William Sumner was desiered to speak 
with the Widdow Hims (who is lately come into this towne) to in- 
forme her that she must returne to the place from whence she came. 

The same day Anthony Fisher sen r was desiered to speake with 
Frances Oliuer and to informe him that he is to returne to the 
place from whence he Came. 

The same day it was Concluded that (for the Contribution for 
the Fleet) M r Mather should be desired to accquaint the Congre- 
gation ther with the next lords day, that they may be in a ready- 
ness to bring in ther uotes the Saboth day after. 

The same day at the Request of William Trescot, William 
Sumner and .John Capen Sen 1 and Amiell Weeks are appointed and 
empowered to set out the bonds betweene the vpland and Swamp, 
of that Swamp in Melton giuen to the vse of the minestry. 

At a Meeting of the Selectmen the 24 (7) 1667. 

Anthony Fisher Sen 1 was desiered and appointed to take a Con- 
stable with him and to goe to James Minot and demand the 
remainder of the pay due (by the Court order) towards the main- 
tenance of the Child, which is till the last County Court. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 th of the (9) 67 It was 
ordered that a warrant should be Isued out to the Constable for to 
demand and receaue by distress or otherwise ten shillings of Abra- 
ham How for entertaining of John Parmiter as an Inmate into his 
house or habetation without liberty obtained from the Select men 
which is Contrary to a towne order respecting Strangers or in- 
mates. 

The same day Henery Garnesy Constable for the yeere 66 
brought in his account of the Towne Rate which he gathered that 
yeere, the rate being 45 ls s 04 d . 

Imp. to M r Poole 24-15-00 

To Nicholas George for the yeere 66 . . .03-00-00 
To Captine Foster as deputy for 66 . . .03-05-00 

To William Sumner as deputy for 66 . . .02-19-00 
To the Widdow Meade for Ringing the bell . . 03-00-00 
To Nicholas George for expenses on the Warders ) nn 

Election day for 66 } 

To William Sumner toward painters stock- 1 nn m AA 

ings | 

[187,] To John Homes for warning a towne 1 no - 03 - 00 

meeting J 

To Thomas Swift for losses vpon peass for- 1 nn _ Q? _ 00 

merty ........ J 

Deliuered in at the house of John Capen Sen r by 05 - 1 fi - 09 

Seuerall p'sons / 

43-10-02 
Remains due from Henery Garnesy . . .01-10-02 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 145 

the 9 th (1) 6 Henery Garnesy came and made it appeare that 
M r Poole should haue had of Rog Belleng 17 s of Jn Minot 7 s and 
Timothy Tilston 8 s 8 d all which was deducted out of these mens 
rats for paintes which the Select men are to pay M r Poolle and the 
said garnesey discharged. 

The same day it was Concluded that at the next meeting of the 
Select men Goodman Leeds should be spoken with about his takeing 
in a peice of meddow downe by the Creeke. 

The same day Frances Oliuer came to the Select men and de- 
siered liberty to be an inhabetant in this towne but he refusing to 
secuer the towne from damedge was not adinitted. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 2 10 th 1667 after the Directory 
was read, and an account giuen of the disbursments of the Contry 
and towne Rates, It was p'posed to the towne what they would 
alow to the maintenance of the minestry. The vote was that they 
should haue 130 1 , viz. 80 ls for M r Mather and fifty pound for M r 
Stoughton and to be Rate-free to those Rates. 

The same day It was put to the vote as followeth viz : wheras 
the last j'eere the towne did make choice of M r Richard Mather, 
Captin Foster and John Minot for to looke out for a Schole Mas- 
ter to teach Schole in this towne, and that being not } T et attained 
(although it haue been endeauored after) the towne doe againe re- 
new ther request to those men fore mentioned, to looke out after 
another Master ; and further they doe giue them full power to a 
gree with such a man as they shall Judge meete not exceeding forty 
pound a yeere. 

The Vote was in the Afermatiue. 

The same day it was agreed vnto and Voted that M r pole should 
be spoke vnto (by William Sumner) and desiered that he would 
continue teaching of Schole as formerly for the }'eer ensueing or 
vntill another be obtained. 

The same day Robt. Searle made request to the towne for some 
Convenient place to build a house on, some where vpon the Co- 
mons. The towne appointed Deacon Humphry Ensigne Hall and 
John Gornell to looke out a place and make ther returne to the 
Select men, which if they agree therunto together with the men 
appointed then hee the said Robt. Searle may enjoy it vpon such/ 
termes as the Select men shall agree. 

Voted in the Affermatiue. 

[188.] The same day ther was Chosen 
John Minot ""i 

William Sumner | 
Samuell Clap V Selectmen 
John Capen Sen r 1 
Ensigne Hall J 
John Capen Sen r for Recorder 
James Blake ") 
William Pond [-Raters 
Timothy Mather J 

Supuisors of highways }^ n ra Sr 
for the way to the neck of land Isack Joanes. 



146 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 th of the 10 th m 1667. 

wheras ther was lately a Contribution of the Church and towne 
for John Merrifeild. The Select men doe order that it shall be im- 
proued by Deacon Humphry and John Minot, as they shall Judge 
meete for the accomadation of his necessety or an} r in his famely, 
and that the pay shall be brought in vnto the house of Ensigiie 
Hall for the end a foresaid. 

At the same time it was agreed that at the next towne meeting it 
should be p'posed to the p'prietors whether they would exchange 
the 30 acrs of land giuen to John Plum by the Saw-mils for some 
land in the 500 acrs neere Robt. Stantons. 

The same day it was agreed vnto, that wheras at the last towne 
meeting bearing date the second of this Instant, they did at the 
request of Robt. Searle nominate and appoint Deacon Humphry 
Ensigne Hall and John Gornill to looke out a peice of ground for 
him the said Robt. Searle to build on as by the order may appeare, 
now those men haueingvewed a place ouer against the house wheer 
James Robinson doe now Hue on the other sid of the pond, and the 
Select men, together with those fore mentioned doe consent that he 
shall haue twenty rods of ground, p'uided that he shall not sell it 
to any vntill he haue emproued it (viz. by building on it and fence- 
ing it) for the space of Seauen 3*eers, nor after that time shall hee 
sell to it to an} r but such as the towne shall approue off. And they 
doe appoint William Sumner Deacon Humphry Ensigne Hall and 
John Gornell to lay it out and make their returne to the Select 
men. 

Mo this was not accepted by Robt. Searle but returned to the 
Towne agane. 

The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be Isued out 
to the Raters to make a rate for the minestry of 130 ls and a Schole 
and Towne Rate of 45 ls and returne it to the Select men at ther 
next meeting being the Second day in January. 

[189.] At a generall Towne meting the 1 (11) 67 It was 
voted and agreed vnto by the Towne that the west gallerj r in the 
meting hous should be brought into such a forme as that all the 
boys may be ther seated and soe ordered that they may p r uented 
from p'phaning the lords day. 

The same day Ensigne Hale John Gornell and William Pond 
weer Nominated and voted for to take care about ordering the 
worke about the gallery and likwise a Table before the Deacons 
seate, and flowering the meeting house where it is needfull and to 
mend the doars or other worke that is needfull. 

The same day ther was granted to John Plum the remainder of 
the land left out of the late deuission on the North sid of Naponset 
towards deadham mill vpon such termes as the Select men and he 
shall agree vnto leaning the 30 acrs formerly granted him. 

The same day it was put to the vote that the thousand acrs 
formerly giuen to the vse of the Schole it should neuer be alien- 
ated or sold to any other vse or any p* of it but to be reserued for 
the maintenance of a free Schole in Dorchester for euer. 

The same day it was Voted that ther should be twelue deuissions 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 



147 



laid altogether in the good land beyond the blew hils, the first lot 
to be neerest the towne, and soe each man to haue his lot success- 
iuely in the good land, the lots lying as neer as may not aboue 
eight scoare or 200 rods long and if it soe fall out that a smale 
p'cell of bad land fals in a lot ther shall be an alowance giuen by 
the Suruayer and those men that the towne shall appoint to goe 
with him. 

The same day ther was granted to Anthony Newton to haue 20 
acrs of land taken vp by lot in this deuission. 

The same day it was agreed vnto that the next lectuer day after 
lectuer the Towne should Com togethe to draw lots for the 12 
deuissions. 

The same day it was agreed vnto that it is left vnto the Select- 
men and Comiite to add to the p'sons that are altered since the 
last meeting of the Comittee in 66. 

The same day Richard withington gave vnto Robert Searell a 
small pece of land Lyen one the norwest corner of said withingtons 
land and his hears foreuer 
memorancon it was payd for over and above. 

[19O.] At a meeting of the Selectmen the 13 th (11) 1667. 

Whereas ther was latly a Contribution for the Flee.te at the kereby 
[Carribee ?] Hands the Selectmen doe order that it shall be brought in 
to the houses of the two deacons by the fowerth day come three 
weeks which will be the 5 day of Feburary next and the deacons 
to take Care for the Conuaying it to Boston and to be alowed out 
of the same. 

The same day it was ordered that wheras John Capen Sen 1 is 
like to haue a sut at Court wherin he desiers to haue Coppies out 
of the Towne Records, the Select men doe order and appoint Jn 
Minot for to take Coppies out which he desier and to Compare 
them with the originall and to attest to the truth of the Coppies. 

The same day Richard Leeds appeared before the Select men 
to giue a reason of his takeing in a peice of Marsh which was laid 
out for the landing of hay or Corne or other goods neere the Creike 
below Jn Wales, the Conclusion was that Richard Leeds }*elds 
for himselfe and his Successors to pay twelue pence p yeere to the 
Towne soe long as it is fenced in If it be demanded which Marsh 
the said Richard Leeds fenced in supposing it had ben his owne 
p'priety. 

13 (11) 1667. A list of the acrs of land in the feild Commonly 
Caled the great lots, which is to pay one pen}- p acre for the pay- 
ment Maintenance of the gates this yeer 1667 and what remaines 
to be put in to Some safe to keepe for the vse aforesaid. 



Abraham How 
William Robinson 
Samuell Robinson 
Richard Leeds 
Thomas Peirce 
Thomas Trott 
Thomas Tilston 



acrs 

51 
19 
07 
16 
21 
50 
24 



James Minot . , 
Robt Badcock 
Jn Fennow . . , 
Widdow Hill 
Augustin Clement , 
Tho : Tolman Sen r 
John Tolman 



acrs 

12 
05 
03 
18 
06 

44 



148 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



Tbo : Tolman Jun r - 
Mr. Patten . 
Jn Minot 
191 Isacke Joanes 
Joseph Weiks 
John Smith . 
Anthony Fisher 
Daued Joanes 
Richard Hale 
Nicholas Ellen 
Johnathan Birch . 
Timothy Mather 
Robt Searle . 
Samuell Paule 
Richard Leeds 
Timothy Mather . 

The 



acrs 

10' M r Minot 

04 Jn Blake 

. 106 Will Clarke 

03 Timothy Tilstone 

03 Will m Pond . 

50 William Trescot 

24 Enock Wiswall 

48 Jn Wiswall . 

02 Joseph Long . 

02 Samuell Rigbee 

06 Nathan Bradly 

12 Anthony Fisher 

12 Isack Joanes 

12 Richard Hale 

16 Jn Pelton . 

16 Rich. Leeds . 
Tho. Lake . 
whole at one peny p acre is 



03- 



acrs 

14 

06 
06 
12 
04 
04 

n 

05 
10 
52 
02 
12 
02 
04 
04 
02 
02 
02 - 10 



of this was pd to Enock Wiswall for ) 

the gate It. by Ensigne Hale j 
It. to Jn Smith Sen r for carting 
It. to John Minot for an old ) 

Debt about gates . [ 
It. to Wil m Robinson for the gate } 

by his house the yrons 3" - 6 d > . 

carting 1 s - 6 d . . j 

It. to Timothy Foster for the | 

gate by his house . j 



. 00 

. 00 
. 00 

. 00 
. 00 



17-00 
02-06 
07-06 

05- 
15-00 



02 - 06 - 06 
This was gathered by the Constable"! 

In the towne Rate being aded to 1 00-16-04 

each p'prietors Rate and ther [ 

remaines to be laid vp . 
this is for plow land pastuer and medow 

A list of the acrs of land at the neck being Rated at a half peny 
p acre for the plow land only 



Captin Clap 
Joseph Farnsworth 
Amiell Weeks . 
Obediah Swift . 
Widdow Smith 
M r Patten 
Richard Baker . 
Will Sumner . 
Jn Blakman . 
Nicholas Clap . 
Augustin Clement 
Widdow Clap . 



s. d. 

0- 7 

1 - 

0- 2 

0- 2 

0- 3 

0- 2 

1 - 

0- 7 

0- 1 
0-11 
0-4 

0- 9 



Timothy Mather 
Capt. Foster . 
Rich : Withington 
William Clarke 
Jn Blake 
Samuell Clap . 
Widdow Baker 
Obediah Haws 
Widdow Munings 
Widdow Munings 
Jn Capen Jun r 
Deacon Wiswall 



8. d. 

1-2 

1- 6 

1 - 1 

0- 6 

0- 1 

0- 4 
1-3 

0- 1 

0- 3 

0- 6 

0- 2 

0- 8 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 149 



James White . 
M r Joanes 
Ebenezer Williams 
Enoch Wiswall 
Thomas Lake . 




George Dyer . . 0-6 

Deacon Capen . . 0-3 

M r Howard . . 0-7 

Jn Moadesly . . 0-2 

M rs Stoughton . . 0-0 

Isack Joanes . . 0-6 

Widow Batten . . 0-4 , ,, 

Totall Sume 

James Blake - ll d 
Nathanell Clap - 6 d 
[These last two names written 
in afterwards in different 
colored ink] 

Charges laid out for the gate and 
hinges is I 1 - 2 s - O d 

This was also gathered in and with the Towne Rate. 

[192.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10 of the 12 th Mo. 
1667. 

An order was directed to Samuell Robinson Constable to pay 
out of the Towne Rate the Sume of twenty shillings vnto Daniell 
Preston Samuell Dauenport and Thomas Birch for killing of two 
wolues in this Towne this }'eere. 

The same day it was ordered by the Select men that for the time 
to come whosoeuer haue liberty to haue timber for Railes or other 
vse out of the 500 acrs and shall fale trees and doe not cleane them 
vp or Square the timber in three months after they are falen, it 
shal be in the liberty of the Select men to grant other men to take 
such trees soe fallen to p r uent the spoile of timber. 

The same day Thomas Dauenport desiered liberty to haue 200 of 
Railes and -one tree for posts out of the 500 acrs the which was 
granted him, p'uided that if ther be any trees fallen already a boue 
three months, he shall take such trees to p'uent spoill of timber. 

The same day was granted to Jn Pelton the like libertie for one 
hundered of Railes out of the 500 acres. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should haue no- 
tice to worne the freemen to Come together the second third day 
in March being our lectuer day after lectuer to giue in Votes for 
Nommination of Majestrates and choice of County treasurer and 
Constables. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 th of the (1) 166| 

It is ordered that all fences belonging to Corne feilds shalbe 
made vp by the 20 l . h of this month according to the former order 
made for that end. 

The same day Robt. Stanton had granted to him liberty for to 
haue ground sels, plates, and beams out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day James Bird was appointed to haue 10! for killing 
a wolfe to be paid by the Constable Samuell Robinson out of the 
Towne Rate. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers as followeth 
for the great lots from captains neck to good- ) Samuell pale' 
man Tolmans ...... j Thomas Lake 

And for the rest of the great lots from Good- ) Timothy Foster 
man Tolmans to Naponsett j Samuell Robinson 



150 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

[193.] for the 20 acre lots . . ) Richard Withington 

J Henery Merifeild 
for the feild behind Tho. Birds . . 1 Tho. Bird 

J Jn Blackman 
for the feild behind M rs Joanes . . I Nathaniell Homes 

J James Robinson 
for the feild behind M r Stoughtons . . 1 Amiell Weiks 

j Jn Baker 

for the feild before Enock Wiswals . . ) Joseph Long 

j Isack Joanes 
for the feild behind M r Mathers . . ) William Pond 

j George Dyer 
for the neck of land .... I Jn Homes 

f Obediah Haws 

for cleering the great lots ) John Smith 

j Robt Wils. 
for the cleering the neck of land . . 1 

j Israeli Mead 

The 10 th of the (1) 6 at a Towne meeting Timothy Mather and 
Jacob Hewens weer Chosen Constables for the yeer ensewing and 
till others are Chosen. 

And for Comissioners to end smale causes Captain Foster William 
Sumner and Jn Minot. 

And for Deputies Captaine Foster and William Sumner. 
The 30 th of the (1) 1668 on a training day the Select men or- 
dered and published that wheras the time for the Cleering of all 
Corne feilds was appointed to be the 2 d Monday in Aprill ; yet now 
the spring being soe forward this yeere they doe appoint the time 
to be the first Monday in Aprill for this yeere vnder the former 
penalty only the time to differ. 

Alsoe it was agreed and published the same time that the former 
order for yokeing and Ringing of hogs and pigs should stand in 
force being not yet repealed. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 th (3) 1668. 
The day aboue said the Select men did fully agree with Anthony 
Newton of Melton that he should haue that Child of Francis Tree 
to be bis seruant vntill it should be [194.] one and twenty yeer 
old to him and his heiers or Assignes in Case he the said Newton 
should dy ; And the said Newton is to haue that ten pound which 
is in Aurthor Masons hand as due to him at hisreceauing the Child, 
and not to returne any of it though the Child should dy : And if 
the Child Hue and that when the said Newton haue kept it two yeers 
and half which wil be the first of January 1670 then ther shalbe 
paid to the said Newton fiue pound more out of the Towne Rate, 
and if the Child liue tell that time twelue month which wilbe 167i 
then vpon this Consideration that the Child doe at p r sent want 
Clothing he shall haue out of the towne Rate fiue pound more and 
not to returne any of it after the time that it is payable though the 
Child dy, and the next Second day being the 18 of this Instant the 
said Newton doe agree to Come and help to fetch the Child to his 
owne house. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 th (7) 1668 an order was 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 151 

sent to John Blackman and Thomas Peirce Sup'uisors of Contry 
and Towne high ways requiering them to see the high-ways re- 
paiered by the 20 th of Oetob next : and the like was don to Isack 
Joanes for the way leading to the neck of land. 

The same day Tho. Lake and Samuell Pale brought to the Select 
men a p r sentment of defectiue fence about the great lots : Viz : 
Tho Trot 6 rod namly 3 rod at Captins neck and 3 rod at the 
end of M r Pattens pastuer Samuell Hill 2 rod ther also Isack 
Joanes on rod and at the end of Steuen Minots pastuer ; Deacon 
Wiswall 2 rod and at the end of Daned Joans pastuer. 

The same day an order was sent to Tho : Dauenport Sen r Re- 
quiering him to Rectefie the streightening of the high way at the 
bottom of the Hill between his hous and Clement Maxfeilds. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 th of the (9) 68. 

It is ordered in respect of the Schole that those that send ther 
children to Schole shall the winter time bring for each Child a load 
of wood or halfe a cord of Cord wood ; and thos that bring it in 
log-wood are to cut it after it come to the Scholhous ; and for thos 
boys that goe but a p* of the winter ; we leaue it to the Masters 
descretion to appoint the p'portion for such. 

[195.] The Same day Thomas Trot being formerly p r sented 
by the fence Vewers for defectiue fence ; Vpon thos allegations 
which he the said Trot made the Select men did see meete to remite 
the one halfe of the fine the whole being 6 s . 

The Same time Samuell Hils fine for defectiue fence was wholly 
remitted in regard of his pouerty and the loss which he lately 
sustained. 

The Same day the Constable Joseph Homes came and made vp 
his account of the Contry Rate for the yeere 67 committed to him 
to gather the Rate being 80 ls - 2 s - 0. 

Imp. To the Contry Treasurer for which he brought 
a recept 64 1 ' - 19" - O d of which 27 1 ' - 18 s - 6 d was 
to the Castle Souldiers . . . . .64-19-0 
!' to Captaine Foster asDeputy . . . .4-0-0 
I 4 - to William Sumner as Deputy . . . .4-0-0 
!* to Nicholas George 3-0-0 

Some Totall . . . .75-19-0 
Rest due to Ballance 4-3-0 

The 2 7 1 ' - 18 s - 6 d aboue was disposed as folio weth 

To Captin Clap for Souldiers diet . . . .7-15-8 

To Jn Minot for Cheeses 0-8-0 

To Samuell Chandler 1 - 18 - 5 

To Robt. Wiles 1-16-7 

To Asahell Smith 1 - 11 - 3 

To Johnathan Birch . . . . . . 1-17-9J 

To Johnathan Hill 1_7_5 

To Ebenezer Clap 2-7-7 

To Samuell Bray 1 - 15 - 4 



152 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

ToIsackHow 1 - 17 - 9 

To John Bird .1-18-7 

To Daniell Ellen 1-16-7 

To Tho : Tolman Jun r 1 - 14 - 5 



27-18-6 

Recc the 17 aprill 1668 of the Constable of Dorchester in full of 
the Towns p'portion to the Contry Rate for the yeere past the 
Sume of Sixty fower pounds ninteen shillings I say receued in full 
of my warrant according to the order of the Generall Court of 
Joseph Homes 

p me RICHARD RUSSELL 

Treasurer. 
This is a true Coppie of the Treasuerers Recept as Attest 

JOHN CAPEN Record' 

[196.] The same day being the 9 (9) 68 John Gornell was 
sent vnto and demanded Concerning his Entertaining Ralph Bra- 
dice as an Inmate in his hous whos answer was that he would be 
bound to secuer the Towne from an} 7 Damadg that should a rise by 
his being Receaued into the Towne as an inhabetant vpon which 
the said Ralph was admitted an inhabetant. 

The 4 th (10) 1668 at a meeting of the Select men for that end 
Samuell Robinson as Constable appeared and made vp his account 
of the Towne Rate for the yeer 67 the Sume of the Rate together 
with the gats was 49 l8 - 6" - 6 d of which he haue paid by order as 
follow'th 



) no n n 

> 06 U U 

j 



Imp. to M r Pole as Schol Master . . 25-0-0 

It. To the Widdow Mead for the worke at the 

, . ! 

meeting house ..... 
It. To Nicholas George p* of what is due to him") 

2" 6 s the rest being 3 s the Constable Homes ( 02-6-0 

is ordered to pay out of the Contry Rate . ) 
It. To Enock Wiswall for a gate for the great lots 0-17-0 

It. To Jn minot for an old dept about gates . 0-7-0 

It. To Timothy Foster for a gate for that p' of ) n i K A 

the great lots ...... J 

It. To Will Robinson for yrons and Carting . 0-5-0 

It. To John Smith for Carting . . . . 0-2-6 

It. To Will m Sumner for 4 days hors and man") 

to run the line between Deadham and Dor- [ n _ 14 _ A 

Chester and Rocksbery vp to Plimoth line at f 

3" 6 d p. day ...... j 

It. To Liftenant Capen 4 days the same line . 0-14-0 

It. To Srg nt Samuell Clap 4 days the same line . 0-14-0 

It. To Srg nt James Blake 4 days same line . . 0-14-0 

It. To Captin Foster for Runing the line between | Q - 2 - 

Dorchester and Melton one day . . j 
It. To Jn Minot the same line on day . . ; 0-2-0 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 



153 



It. To Thomas Tolman one day the same line 

It. To Captain Foster for runing the line betweene 1 
Dorchester and Punkapag 2 days at 3 s 6 d p V 
d&y hors and man . . . . J 

It. To Jn Minot for the same line 2 days . 

It. To Joseph Homes the same line 2 days . 

[197.] It To Samuell Dauenport Tho. Birch} 
and Daniell Preston Jun r for killing 2 wolues j 

It. To Captin Foster as Deputy . 

It. To Will" 1 S limner as Deputy . 

It. To James Blake and Nathaniell Clap for \ 
nock gats ...... j 

It. To James Bird for killing a woolf . 

It. To Captin Foster 4 s for bl of malt to pay the ^ 
Surueigher for runing the line and 3 s expence > 
for making the childs coate J 

It. To Nathanell Clap for a bl of malt for the same 

It. Jn Minot as p 4 of what is due to him for 
expences laid out a bout the schol-house . 

It. To Samuell Robinson himself for windows 
and Shuts for the Schol-hous . 

It. To Jn Gornell for expences about meeting 
hous ....... 

It. To Ensigne Hale for the like worke 

It. To William Pond for the like work 

It. To Richard Euens . 

It. To Mathias Euens 

It. To M r Glouer for p* of his bonds for the ^ 
Schole house 17 s 6 d which should haue been I 
p d to M r . Poole, but the Constable Engageth | 
to make it vp to M r . Poole . J 

It. left in the hands of Samuell Robinson as p l } 
of the gate money to be called for when ther > 
is need of repairing the lote gates . . J 
Sume Totall 



0- 2-0 
0- 7-6 

0- 7-6 
0- 7-6 

1 - 0-0 

2-0-0 

2- 0-0 

1-2-0 
0-10-0 

0- 7-0 



0- 4-0 
0- 1-7 

0-16-2 

1-17-0 

0-10-2 
0- 6-8 
0-1-7 
0-1-0 

0-17-0 



0-14-9 
49- 6-6 



Me. of this 14 9 9 d ther is p d by Samuell Robinson 3 9 for work 
do'ne about the gate in the } r eer 73 viz : the gate by Timottry Fosters, 
the Constable Samuell Robinson is discharged of the account 
excepting the 14 s 9 d left in his hands and ther is due to him from 
the Towne 3 s 10 d as a remainder of what is due to him for his 
worke about the Schole Windows. 

The same day Liftenant Jn Capen gaue in an account of what 
had been Comitted into his hands at seauerall time as first of ten 
bushells and half of peas brought in to his hous by James Minot 
which was for the child of Frances Tree the 21 (2) 67 : and 4 s p. 
bushel 

Imp p d to John Homes 3 bis . ... 
It. d 1 to Jn Homes a gaine 3 bis 
It. p d for Jn Homes by his order a peck and half | 

for Caps-fare . . . . . j 

It. d 1 3 pecks to Joseph Long .... 



0-12-0 
0-12-0 

0-1-6 
0- 3-0 



154 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

[198.] It. p d againe fore Jn Homes to the') 

Towne rate 6 s 4 d which was for Deacon Wis- > 0-6-4 

wall and Hannah Mannings J 

It. d 1 a bl more more to Jn Homes . . . 0-4-0 

It. loss on the measuer on peck and 2 quarts . 0-1-3 



Disburst . . . 2-0-1 

Rest due to the account . . . . 0-1-11 

More left in the hands of Jn Capen of the Towne 

Rate for the jeer 66 and brought in in peas at 

4 s p bl 5-16-2 

of which ther was loss on the price they bring ) 

off all at 3 s 6 d p ble J 0-14-6 

It. p d for the childes Coate 0-9-0 

It. p d to Jn Homes on account . . . . 0-7-1 

It. laid out for painter for a pa shooues and for ) 

making his wastcoat . . . . ) 0-2-6 

It. laid out for a Catcher for the meeting hous 1 

doar j 0-0-6 

It. for attendance at the Court 9 days . . . 0-13-6 

It. for Recording for the yeere 67 . . . 1-0-0 

It. d 1 to Jn Homes by order from the Select ) 

men in shooues . . . . j 2-0-0 

It. laid out for boards for the Scholhouse . . 0-15-0 

and for nayls 0-0-6 

It. laid out a bl of malt for the Surweigher for 1 

runing the line J 0-4-0 

It. for a bell rope 0-1-0 

SumeTotall 6-11-10 

Recc. on the ballance of the other account as ") 

aboue j 0-1-11 

It. Recc alsoe from Thomas Clap rent for comon 1 

meaddow and the 5 s 16.2 as aboue . . j 0-6-0 

Rest due to Jn Capen to ball nc . . . . 0-9-7 
Me Ther was alsoe d 1 into the hands of JnM 

Capen by the Relicts of William Blake V 

towards the repaiering the burying place, ) 0-18-2 

the which was by the Select mens order deliuered into the hands 
of W.illiam Sumner and at this time was by them alowed vnto the 
said William Sumner for 12 days attendance at the Court. 

Alsoe ther was brought into the hands of Jn Capen by parker 
for rent for remote meaddows 3 bis of Come but it was dl into the 
hands of Jn Minot towards worke done about the Schol house : 
this rent was for the veer 67 and also that aboue of Tho : Clap 
which 3 bis was paid to Timothy Foster for worke at Schol hous. 

[199.] At a generall Towne meeting the 7 th of the 10 th mo. 
1668. 

The season being Cold it was concluded generally that the read- 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS . 155 

ing of the directory should be omitted, and then the accounts both 
of Conty and Towne Rats weer giuen in. 

The same time it was Voted the Towne would giue vnto the 
maintenance of the minestty for the yeer now -almost past the 
Sume of 130 1 " viz to M r Mather 80 ls and to M r Stoughton 30 1 " and 
ther owne estats free from Rateing to that Rate. 

The same day it was Voted that the Select men for the time 
being should agree with the Schol Master for the teaching of the 
youth ; for soe long time as they shall Judg meet. 

The same clay it was voted and agreed vnto by the Towne that 
the next lords day com seauennitht ther should be a Vollentary 
Contribution for the nesessety of Samuell Hill who is in want of 
releife and the more by reason that some of his goods was lately 
Stollen out of his house. And John Minot and Thomas Tilstone 
are chosen and appointed to dispos or emproue it for his best 
Supply. 

The same day ther was chosen for Select men. 

Captin Foster Liften Capen, Jn Minot Ensigne Halle Srg nl 
Samuell Clap and for Recorder Lift. Jn Capen Raters. William 
Sumner, Srg nt James Blake, Srg nt Will" 1 pond. 

Sup'uisors Rich, Leeds Angtistin Clement. 

And for the neck of land Nathaniell Clap. 

It was agreed on by the Comissioners mett at Boston in the yeer 
1668 that all earable land and meadow should be rated at ten 
shillings p acre and all pasture land at fine shillings p acre and 
that majestrats and minesters should be rated. 

This returne was made by James Blake who was Comissioner for 
the Towne of Dorchester 

[2OO.] At a meeting of the Select men the 14 th (10) 1668. 

Hener}' Mare (bringing a Certifflcate vnder the Gouernors hand 
of his alowance to setle in this Jurisdiction) desiered to be alowed 
an inhabitant in this Towne the which was granted him. 

The same da} r Samuell paule Came and desiered liberty to haue 
about 3 or 4 load of Timber out of the 500 acrs towards the build- 
ing him an house, the which was granted him. 

The same day it was ordered that a warant should be directed to 
the Raters to make a rate for the mantenanc of the minestry of 
130 ls viz for M r Mather 80 ls and M r Stoughton 50 ls and a towne Rate 
of 54 ls and to make their return to the Select men at ther next 
meeting which will be the Second Munday in January next. 

The same day the Contry Rate was fineshed with the addition 
the Sume whereof is 76-14-8 being a duble Rate because of the 
Collidg p'portion and deput}'s expences but the Treasuerers war- 
rant is for a Rate and half besides Colledg p'portion. 

The same day Frances Oliuer Came againe and desiered liberty 
to stay in the Towne and for that end brought Thomas Bird and 
Joseph Long to be bound for him but they vnderstanding that they 
must be bound to Cleere him wholly from the Towne for three 
months after he was remoued, refused soe to doe and therfore the 
said Oliuer was againe warned to depart the Town. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 th (11) 68 



156 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The day aboue said the Raters returned ther Rates ConTitted to 
them to make. 

The Sume of the Gentry Rate 76-19-8 

The minesters &ate 130-11-5 

The Town Rate . . . . . . .54-15-2 

The same day ther was a warrant directed to the Constables to 
gather the Towne and Contiy Rats : and the minesters Rate was 
Coinitted to the Deacons and the Constables to make disbursment 
according to orders directed to them. 

The Same day Captin William Hudson of Boston came to the 
Select men and made a full agreement with the Select men a bout 
Assigning ouer his Court Grant of 500 acres of land granted to M r 
Jefferj'S for 300 acrs of o[ land about wade-ing Riuer and he to be- 
come [2O1.] an inhabetant of Dorchester and lyable to publique 
charges and the place or house to be called by the name of Dor- 
chester house. 

The 11 th of the (11) 1668. 

Wheras Captin William Hudson of Boston haue b}^ vertue of the 
Geni 1 Court Grant hath fiue hundred acrs of land which was some 
time giueu to Mf Jeffer} T s, now know that the said William Hudson 
haue made this agreement with the Select men of Dorchester that 
in consideration of three hundred acres about Wadeing Riuer out 
of the Towneship of Dorchester hee the said William Hudson will 
resigne vp his grant of fine hundred acres vnto the Towne of Dor- 
chester and doe acknowlidg my self to be an inhabetant of the 
Towne of Dorchester and to become lyable to such dutys as doe 
belong to other inhabetants and doe further Engage to conforme 
more fully this exchange in time Conueuient and that according to 
law. 

Wittnes my hand 

WILLIAM HUDSON. 
i 

This is a true Coppie of that breif agreement vntill more full 
and ample writtings may be made Entered and Examined *by me 

JOHN CAPEN, Recorder, 
the originall remaining on file. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (12) 1668. 

The day abouesaid John Blackman requested liberty for to haue 
200 of Railes and 50 posts out of the 500 acrs and it was granted 
him. 

The same day a letter was p e sented to the Select men from Enoch 
place for his reseption into the Towne as an inhabetant agaiue but 
the Select men saw noe Reason to grant it. 

The same day ther was granted vnto Ensigne Hale two trees in 
the 500 acrs for to make posts for fence. 

At a Towne meeting the 9 (12) 68 the Court order about horses 
was published and notice giuen that such horses as respected that 
order should be brought that day fortnight after lectuer to some 
place neer the meeting house that ther may be vewed by the Select 
men. 

The same day Nicholas Bolton did agree to tend the 



DORCHESTER TOWN KECORDS. 157 

meeting house to keep it in decent order and to Ring the bell the 
yeer insewing for which he is to haue 3 ls of which 10 s of it in money 
if it can be gott or otherwis to haue 3 d vpon the shilling for that 
10 s Jn Capen and Samuell Clap made the agreement with him 
being ther vnto appointed by the Select men at ther meeting the 
day before. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 th of the (1) 6| 

It is ordered that wheras by experience it doth appeare that the 
Comons in dorchester are ouer burdened and one reason is because 
of great numbers of sheepe that are taken into o r Towne from other 
townes by some of our owne inhabetants to the great Damadge of 
the whole. 

It is therefore ordered that whosoeuer of o r inhabetants shall re- 
ceaue any such sheepe from any p'son or p'sons of other Townes 
to feede vpon ol Comons more then one weeke shall pay to the vse 
of the towne Six pence p. sheepe or lamb for euery weeke and for 
soe many as they shall soe receaue to be leuyed by distress or 
otherwise for the vse aforesaid. 

The same day ther was granted to John pason liberty for three 
loade of timber towards the building of a barne to be taken out of 
the 500 acrs. 

The same day ther was granted to Thomas Grant liberty for 100 
of rails out of the same place. 

The like liberty was granted to Quarter Master Smith to take 
100 of railes in the same place aforesaid. 

The same day Robt. Stanton and Jn Homes weere appointed to 
giue notice of Stone Horses runing at liberty one the Comons Con- 
trary to Court order. 

The same day ther was appointed a Comittee Viz Captin Clap, 
Captaine Foster Liftenant Capen Sarg nt Samuell Clap and William 
Sumner to attend that bussnes about the line between Dorchester 
and Rocksbery at such time as the Comittee appointed by the 
Court shall giue notice. 

The same time James Bird's request for the Towns ap'bation 
Concerning a Tann-yard between Anthony Gullifords house and 
M r Collicots at Melton it was -.referred vnto some spech with Jn 
Gill and Anthony Gulliford. 

[2O3.] The same day at the motion of Enoch Wiswall and 
his Complaint of diuers intrenching vpon the third diuission in the 
Cow-walke vnder p e tence of that 500 acrs ther was appointed 
Liftenant Capen Srg nt Samuell Clapp and Amiell Weeks to Jo} 7 ne 
with Enoch Wiswall to run that head line between the 3 d deuission 
and the 500 acrs and to make the bounds more Vissible and the 
like between the 500 acrs and the first lote in the late deuission. 

The same day Nicholas George is alowed by the Select men to 
keepe an ordinary if the Court please to admitt of it. 

Vewers of Fences 
for the great lots the further p* . . ( Thomas Tolman 

( Thomas peirce 
for the p* neerest the Towne . . ( Jn Smith Sen r 

{ Timothy Tileston 



158 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

for the 20 acre lots . .. ( Thomas Grant 

\ James White 
for the feild behind the widdow Bird . . j Obediah Hows 

( Thomas Andrews 
for the feild behind M- Joanes ( Augusten Clement 

( Isacke Joanes 
for the feild behind M r . Stoughtons . . < Steuen Minot 

) Benjamen Leeds 

for the feild behind Mf Mather i George Dyer 

( William pond 

for the Neck of land ( Nicholas Clap 

\ Joseph Homes 
for the feild before Enock Wiswals . . i Obediah Swift 

\ Thomas Moadesly 
for cleering the great lots j 

I Jn Smith Jun r 
for cleering the Neck of land . . . Israel Meade 

Al Come feilds are to be cleered this yeere by the first Monday 
in aprill and fence vewers are to Vew fences by the first of aprill 
this yeer. 

[2O4.] At a Towne meeting the 9 th (1) 6f Captaine Foster 
and William Sumner weer Chosen Deput}*s for the yeere Ensewing, 
but they accepted but for the first Session. 

The same day ther was chosen for Comissioners to end Smale 
Causes Captaine Foster William Sumner and Jn Minot 

And Constables for the yeer Ensewing James White and Samuell 
Rigby. 

The 15 (1) 68 on a training day the Select men granted to the 
Weddow Baker and Israeli Meade liberty for one huudered of railes 
out of the 500 acres and a bout 30 or 40 posts. 

The same time ther was granted to Benjamen Leeds liberty for 
150 Railes out of the same place. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 th (2) 69. 

It was ordered at the request of James Whit (who was latly 
chosen Fence vewer for the 20 acre lots) that seeing he is Chosen 
Constable for this 3 T eer, that therfore he shall be dismissed from 
the vewing of fence and Jn Merifeild is appointed for that work. 

The day abouesaid the Constable brought in a list of the yong 
men that where not vnder the Gouernment of famelys according as 
the law enjoyns, and the same day Thomas Pope, Steuen Hoppen 
Jun r , Samuell Bray and Thomas Dauenport weer spoken with by 
the Select men in p'ticuler and the Constable ordered to giue 
notice to the rest of the yong men to appeare before the Select men 
the next lectuer day being the 20'A of this Instant at Captin 
ffosters house p e sently after the lectuer. 

At a meeting of the Select men at Captin fibsters house the 
20 1 ! 1 of the (2) 69 the p'sons vnder named weer brought by the 
Constable before the Select men in reference to the order of Court 
requiering the Select men to take inspection of ther orderly walking 
and submitting to famely Gournment. 
Richard Frances Henery Roberts Peter Chaplin 

Josua Henshaw Johnathan Birch Nathanell Wales 



DOECHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 159 

Ralph Bradish Asahell Smith Edward Martin 

Joseph Birch Thomas Birch Adam Wright 

ffrances Olliuer Richard Butt. Tho : Grant was 

Johnathan Hill Cornelius Morgan not warned 

[2O5.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10*11 (3) 69. 

It was agreed vnto by the Select men that they or some of them 
together with the Elder should take Some Conuenient time to goe 
about to the Seauerall p ts of the Towne to take notice and en- 
quiery of the Seauerall p r sons of ther manner of liueing and of ther 
p'fitting b}^ public or priuate instruction. 

It was agreed on by the Commissioners for the Contry Rate for 
the yeer 1868 being mett together at Boston that all Eareable land 
and meadow, should be vallewed at 10? p acre and all pastuer land 
at 5" p acre : and that all majestrates and minesters shalbe rated. 

This is a true Coppy of that returne which o r Commissioner 
James blake did make. Entered by me 

JN CAPEN Record' 

at a meeting of the Towne being orderly called together on the 
8 (4 th ) 69. 

A motion being made by o r Breatheren and freinds liueing at or 
neer to hadly vnto the Towne for to dismiss M r Atherton from his 
engagement to the Schole in Dorchester vnto the publique worke of 
the minestry with them their. 

It is therfore put to the vote whether the Towne will be willing 
to dismiss M r Atherton from his Engagement by the 29 Septem. 
next or sooner if the towne by ther Comittee can p'uid a supply 
for ther Schole. 

The Vote is in the Affermatiue. 

Ther Same Day ther was Chosen a Comittee to looke out and 
agree with a Schole Master for to teach Schole in Dorchester ther 
names are M r William Stouhton Lift nt Jn Capen and Jn Minot. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (7) 1669. 

The Select men doth order that Mr. Timothy Mather be spoken 
with all, and he is heerby desiered to Erect a Conuenient and 
Comely Pillar vpon his fathers graue and for that, and towards the 
funerall expences he shall haue out of the next towne Rate ten 
pounds paid vnto him p'uided it be done by the last of Nouember 
next. 

[2O6.] The Same day the Select men vewed the way betweene 
Clement Maxfeild and Tho : Dauenport and they found it not 
broad enough and therefore staked out the way two rod broad from 
the Stone wall in vpon that land which Thomas Dauenport haue 
taken in. 

The same day the Select men made a Rate for this County by 
warrant from the County Treasurer the Rate was halfe a Single 
Contr3 r Rate, for the yeer 1668 the which being Sumed vp Came to 
18 ls - 1 2" - 8 d of which the Treasurer is to haue 18 1 ' - 8' - 9 d . 

The same day a warrant was directed to the Constable Samuell 
Rigby to repaire to Joseph Birch the Contents whereof is as 
folio we th. 



160 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

To the Constable of Dorchester you are requiered in his Majes- 
ties name to repaire to Joseph Birch and requier him (from the 
Select men) to put himself in an orderly way of lieuing, either by 
placeing himself with some Master that may keepe him in constant 
imployment soe as may giue satisfaction to the Court or elce to ex- 
pect that he wilbe p e sented to the Court for disorderly liueing. 

Dated the 13 (7) 69 By the Select men 

JN CAPEN Record' 

At a meeting of the freemen the 4 th of the (8 th ) 69 at the meet- 
ing house ther was Chosen for deputies for the Generall Court 
Captain Hopstill Foster and William Sumner to continue till the 
next Court of Election. 

The Select men on the 27 (7) 69 did agree with Goodwise Car- 
ter to let delmerance Stock abid at her house vntill and in the 
time of her lying in, for which she is to haue for the month of her 
lying in 10 s p the weeke of which 2 s 6 d in mone} T p the weeke, and 
for the time before to haue 4 8 p weeke p'uided that deliuerance 
must worke out as much of this, as she can, and what fall short to 
be made vp by the Towne and she went to her house the next day. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 th (9) 69. 

The day a boue said the Constable Jacob Hewens appeared and 
gaue in an account of the Towne Rate Comitted to him to gather 

Is. e. d. 

for the yeare 1668 the sume of the Rate being . . 54-15-2 
Imp. to the Schol Master Sir Atherton . . . 25-00-0 
It. to Jnf Homes for Frances Trees Child . . j 2-3-1 

It. to Jn Homes for worke done at the Schole house ) 1-15-9 
It. to Robt. wils for work at the Schole house . ) 1-5-0 

[2O7.] It. to Nicholas bolton for Ringing the bell j 

and for a days worke to warne a Towne meeting j 03 - 02 - 00 
It. To Nicholas Lawerence for Francis Tree . .02-05-00 
It. To William Turner for Francis Tree . . .02-11-00 
It. To Timothy Foster for work at Schole hous . 102-09-00 

It. To Tho: Swift Sen r for bords for the metting ) 

house $00-03-00 

It. To Captaine Foster as Deputy . . . .03-04-08 
It. To William Sumner as Deputy . - . . .03-01-00 
It. To Nicholas George for expences . . . .04-03-00 
It. To Lift nt Capen for a dept due to him for the last ) 

yeer .... . . j 00-09-07 

It. To Jn Minot besids what he haue already for ) 

charges about the Schole house . . . J 01 -05 -11 
It. To Samuell Robbinson for worke about Schole- ) 

windows . . . . . . ) 00 -03 -10 

It. to Quarter Master Smith for a bushell of Malt for i 

j 00-04- 



the Surneigher . . . . . j 00 - 04 - 00 

d for Carrying of bords from Boston for the Schole ) 

hous (00-05-00 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 161 

It To M r Glouer for p* of what was due to him for ' 
bords, the other being p d the yeer before thqr being 
yet due from M r Glouer 1 s 7 d . . . . j 00 - 14 - 01 

It. to Jn Blake for a locke for the Schole hous . ) 00 - 02 - 01 

It. To William pond 7" 4 d and Ezra Clap I 8 5 d and to 
Mathias Euens 1 s 3 d and to Richard Euens I 8 8 d 
and to Nathan Bradly by Rich: Euens order 1" 3 d . }- 00- 12 - 11 
all this for worke don at the meeting house in p l of 
what is due to them ..... 



Sume Totall 54-19-11 
Rest due to Jacob Hewens to ballance . . .00-04-09 

The Same day ther was granted to Tho: Dauenport Jun r liberty 
to take a bout three loads of wood out of the 500 acres to make 
plows, some Ash and some Oake but the Oak is to be taken of 
such as is downe already. 

Alsoe ther was granted to his father some of the tops of the 
trees in the same place for fire-wood, but not to fall any nor to take 
that which is p'uided by other men for theire vse which haue ben 
formerly Granted 

The Same day ther was granted to Sargent Clap to haue 200 of 
Railes out of the 500 acrs. 

[2O8.] The Same day Israeli Mead made a motion for a place 
to sett a smale frame Joyning to the North p* of his old building in 
exchang. for some land neer his barne for the enlarging of that way 
and for his Conueniency for his frame, vnto which motion the Se- 
lect men appoints Captaine Foster and Srg nt Clap and Amiell 
Weeks and Isack Joanes to vew his request and accordingly they 
to conclud and determine the matter and make returne. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 1 (10) 69 at Captin Fosters 
hous. M r Timothy Mather as Constable for the year 68, appeared 
to make vp his account for the Contry Rate for the yeer 68 Comitted 
to him to Colect the Sume of the Rate being 76 l8 19 s 8 d as followeth 
Viz. 
Imp to the Treasurer for which he brought the Treas- ) 

urers Recept . . . . . . . f 57 -17 -04 

It. to Samuell Jackson for Glasing 31 bls of Endian at | 

2 s 2 d p bl : but at the Contry price 4 l8 2 8 8 d . j 03 - 07 - 02 
It. for Carrying the Corne to Boston . . . .00-05-02 

It. for his diett . . 00-04-00 

It. for a man to fetch the Glas from Boston . ) 

j 00-01-06 

It. for Navies to M r Patten 00-01-00 

The Sume of al this as it was p d in at the Contry Rate ) 

is j 04- 14-04 

It. To Captaine Foster as Deputy . . . .03-12-00 
It. To William Sumner as Deputy . . . .03-12-00 



69-15-08 
Rest due to Ballance . 07-04-00 



162 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Recc of M r Mather in full of the towne of Dorches- ^ 
ters p'portion to the Contrj Rate for the yeer 1668 I 
the Sume of Sixty Seauen pound Seauenteene Shil- V57-17-04 
lings fower pence I Say Recc p me Richard Russell 
Treasurer J 

At a Generall Meeting of the Towne the 6 (10) 1669. 

After the Derectory was read It was put to the Vote as followeth. 
Wheras the Select men haue formerly granted to M r Timothy Ma- 
ther, ten pound towards the funerall expences and the erecting of 
a pillar on his fathers tomb. It was [2O9.] p'posed to the towne 
whether they would consent to what the Select men haue done with 
out limettation of the time but to be done as sone as Conueniently 
it may, 

The Voate was in the Affermatiue 

The Same day it was put agreed by a Vote that ther should be a 
Rate made 100 ls for the maintenance of the minestry for the yeer past 
which ends the last of this Month and this hundered pound to dis- 
charge what is due to M r Mather for fower Months seruice ; and 
alsoe for a recompence to M r Stoughton. 

The same day it was to the Vote whether we would haue a house 
built and p'uided for the Minestry and likewise that a Comittee be 
chosen to looke out for a Conuenient place to set it on ; and the 
house and accomodations to it to remaine to the Towne for such an 
end, and not to be alienated from that vse from time to time and 
the house to be such an house as James Blaks house is, namly 38 
foote in lenth and 20 foote wid and 14 foote betweene Joynts gert 
worke. 

The Vote was in Affermatiue. 

The same day it was Voted that the Select men that shall be 
chosen for the yeere Ensuing, shall be the comittee for to looke out 
for a place to set this house on : and to make report to the town 
for ther ap'bation therof, and likwise for to agree with the work- 
men for the doeing of the worke, and the charges to be defrayed by 
the Towne. 

The same day ther was chosen for Select men Captaine 

Foster, Srg nt clap, Lift nt Capen, Ensigne Hale, James Blake. 

for Recorder Lift nt Capen 

for Raters. M r Timothy Mather, 

Steuen Minot, Daniell Preston 
for Sup'uisors Richard Baker, Augustin Clement, 
and for the Neck of land Nicholas Clap. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 10 1669. 

Daued Joanes made Request that his former Grant to George 
Procter for a hous plot might be laid out, the Select men appointed 
Liftenant John Capen and Ensigne Rich: Hale to lay it out accord- 
ing to grant and to make returne. 

The same day it was appointed that the Single Contry Rate 
should be fineshed, with the addition of a quarter p* for Colledg 
p'portion and Deputys expences. 

Alsoe that ther should be a warrant Isued to the Raters to make 
a Rate of one hundered pounds for the maintenance of the minestry 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 163 

for the yeer past, and also for a towne Rate of 55 1 ' for the vse of 
the towne and to pay the Schole Master. 

The Same day also it was agreed that ther should be an order 
sent to John pope (the Select men vnder standing that a daughter 
of his is come from Boston into his famely) that he doe forthwith 
come to the Select men and giue Securety to saue the Towne harm- 
les from Damedg or els to expect the penalty which the towne order 
lays vpon such as entertaine In mats. 

The Coppie of the warrant which was sent to the Constable 
Samuell Rigby remains on file. 

The Same day it was ordered that Roger Belleng and Tho: 
Swift of Melton (he being a p'prietor in this towne and being ther 
abouts) that they together with such as they shall take to them to 
Enform them shall be desiered and empowered to goe forth and 
vew such Seder Swamps aboue brantry wheer we vnderstand that 
some doe trespas vpon o r land and to take notice therof, and if 
they find that it is soe to forbid them and Causs them to desist as 
they will answer it, the Coppe of the order sent remains on file. 

The Contry Rate for the yeer 69 amounts to 47 1 " 3' O d with the 

addition of a quarter p* for Colledg p'portion and deputys expence 
471. 3 . O d 

This Rate deliuered to Constable James White to Colect and to 
pay to the Treasurer or his order 37 1 " 2" ll d being the Single Rate 
and 3 U 1 7 Colledg p'portion in all 40 1 ' 4' 6 d . 

Alsoe he is to pay to Nicholas Bolton towards his pay for Ring- 
ing the bell 1-0-0 

Also to Captin Foster as Deputy . . . .2-10-0 
Also to William Sumner as Deputy . . . .2-10-0 
Also more to Captin Foster as Deputy . . . 0-18-0 

[211.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10 th . (11) 69. 

The Raters made returne of the minesters Rate the Sume wheerof 
was 100 lg 0' l d and Comitted to the Deakon. 

Alsoe the Towne Rate the Sume wherof was 55 U 6 d and Co- 
mitted to Constable Samuell Rigby to Colect. 

The Same day the Select men did order that the Rate for the 
minestr}' for yeer 69 being 100 1 " should be disposed to M r Stough- 
ton 70 pound and to M r Timothy Mather for his fathers labour 4 
months 26 ls 13" 4 d and the remainder 'to discharge some former 
arrears behind to M r Stoughton. 

The Same day ther was granted to M" Atherton liberty to haue 
timber out of the 500 acrs to make two ground sels. 

Also vpon information of Captin Foster that some p'son haue 
fallen a tree vpon the highway between the 20 acr lots and good- 
man pasons farme contrary to order, the Select men vpon his re- 
quest haue granted and empowered him to take the tree to himself. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 - 12 - 69 

It was ordered that a warrant should be Ishewed out to the Con- 
stable to warne a meeting of the freemen the 2 d weeke in March to 
bring in Votes for Nomination of Majestrates and Chousing depu- 
tys and Comissioner and the rest of the inhabetants also to chous 
Constables and County Treasurer and other bussines that may be 
then done. 



164 Crrr DOCUMENT No. 9. 

At a meeting of the Select men of Dorchester at Captin Fosters 
house about some prudentiall affaires of the Towne the 17 (12) 69 
It is ordered 

That wheras Deacon Samuell Bass of Brantry haue by himself 
or his order falen some tree or trees in a Swamp within the bounds 
of o r Towne (as we app r hend), and wheras the said Samuell Bass, 
haue made request to the Select men, that he may take a way that 
which he haue fallen and p'missing to make satisfaction for it, If 
vpon tr}*all it proue to be soe. The Select men doe grant that he 
may take what he haue already fallen, p'wided he fall noe more 
till tryall of the bounds be made, neither shall this liberty extend 
to any other who haue not made their adress and Condissioned as 
he haue doun. 

[212.] At a Towne meeting the 9 (1) 6^ 

Ther was then and ther Chosen for Deputys Captine Foster and 
William Sumner to serue for the whole yeere. 

for Comissioners to end smale Causes Captin Foster, William 
Sumner, Lift nt Jn Capen. 
for Constables Thomas Dauenport, Obediah Hawes. 

At the same time ther was chosen William Sumner, Augusten 
Clement, Richard Leeds, Nicholas George, Enock Wiswall and 
Jn Wales, for to Vew the Creeke about John Wales his hous, and 
to Consider the charges that may be needfull for to make it a con- 
uenient landing place ; and also the manner how ; and to make re- 
torne to the Select men that soe it maj' be p'moted and a Com- 
plished by some Vollentary Subscription of each man that is 
willing to bisburst towards that charg, and the Colnodety therof to 
be free to the whol Towne. 

The same day it was p'posed to the Towne whether they would 
Grant liberty to Nicholas Bolton to sell Sider or Victuall in a way 
of Common Entertainment either Saboth day or elce : the Vote 
was in the Negatiue. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 (1) ff 

Ther was appointed Fence Vewers. 

for the great lots from Captains Neck to good- ) Rich: Leeds 

man Tolmans . . . . . } Steuen Minot 

for the rest of the great lots to Naponset . i Thomas Trot 

) Abraham How 
for the 20 acre Lots .....) Henery Merrifeild 

} Thomas Pope 
for the Feild behind James Bird ) Elder Humphry 

/ James Bird 
for the feild behind M" Joanes and before i Enock Wiswall 

Enock Wiswals old hous ] Joshua Henshaw 

for the feild behind M r Stoughtons . . ) Rich Withington 

} Joseph Weiks 
for the feild behind M r Mathers . \ Timothy Mather 

} Daniell Elders 

for the Neck of land William Sumner and Nathaniell Clap, 
for Cleering of the Neck of laud Jn Homes. 

for Cleering the great lots Jn Smith and Robt Sanders or either 
of them. - 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 165 

All Corne feilds are to be Cleered by the 11 th day of Aprill and 
Fence Vewers are to Vew Fences by the 12 day of aprill this 3 7 eere. 

[213.] Artecles of agreement had made and agreed vpon be- 
tween Captaine Hopstill Foster, Lift nt Jn Capen, Ensigne Richard 
Hale, Srg nt Samuell Clap and Srg nt James Blake, Select men of the 
Towne of Dorchester for the time being of the one p'ty : and Hen- 
ery Merefeild and Margaret his wife of the Same towne of the 
other p'ty : this three and twent3 r eth day of March one thousand 
Six hundred Sixty and nine or Seauenty, as followeth : 

Wittneseth that the said Select men on the behalf of the Towne 
haue put and bound the child of John Stock and Deliuerance his 
wife vnto the said Henery Merifeild and Margeret his wif their 
heyers executors Adminestrators or Assignes, to Nurce, Educate 
and bring vp vntill it accomplish the age of Sixteene or eightteene 
yeers (at the liberty of the said Merrifeild to accept off) it being 
now about the age of twenty weeks, finding vnto and p'viding for 
the maintenance of the Child now in its Infancy. 

And soe for word, as it shall grow vp to more ripnes of } T eers 
and statuer duering the whole terme such sufficient nessesarys for 
food and rayment &c. as shal bee meete : as alsoe when it shalbe 
Capable to teach or Cause it to be taught to read p'fitly the English 
tongue, And also to teach and instruct her in the principles of 
Christian religion. And in such houswifry employment of Spin- 
ning and knitting, as she may be Capable off to learne and her to 
keep in Sicknes and in helth. And to the premisses the said Hen- 
ery Merrifeild and Margeret his wife doe bind them selues their 
heyers excecutors Adminestrators or Assignes to p'forme the Con- 
ditions aboue mentioned and to Secuer the Towne harmeless from 
any further Charge, And in Consideration heeroff the foresaid Se- 
lect men doe in the behalf of themselues for the time being and 
their Successors on the behalf of the Towne that ther shall be paid 
out of the towne Rate the Sume of therty pounds : Viz : ten pounds 
at the end of the feirst yeer after the date heerof whether the Child 
line or d} T ; and ten pound p the yeer for the next two yeers, 
p'uided that if the Child dy in any p* of the Second or theird yeers, 
then he the said Merrifeild shall haue but p'portionably of the pay 
according to the life of the Child in witnes heerof the p'tys aboue 
named haue heer vnto set ther hands the day and yeer aboue said. 

Witnes hereof The mark of HENERY g MERRIFEILD 

AMMIEL WEEKES The mark of MARGERET = MERYFEILD 

the marke of 

NICHOLAS N BOLTON HOPES-TILL FOSTER 

JOHN CAPEN Sen r 
RICHARD HALL V Select men 
SAMUELL CLAP 
JAMES BLAKE 

[214.] The same day being the 14 th (1) ^ther was granted 
liberty to Henery Merrifeild to take timber for 200 of Railes and 
two trees for posts out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day it was ordered and appointed that John Homes 



166 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

and Clement Maxfield should see to the execution of that towne 
order Respecting yokeing and Ringing of hogs made in the yeer 
44 follio 409 in the first book, and for ther paines they are to haue 
4 d p swine for all that are defectiue and if the owners refus to 
yoke them and Ring them, then they shall doe it themselues, and 
the owners shalbe lyable to pay them 9 d p swine for soe doeing ; If 
only yokeing them 8 d for a yoke p'uided the owner be first Enformed 
before they yoke them, but the penalty of 4 d shall be paid and this 
order to be in force the Eleuenth of Aprill for yokeing and all the 
yeer for Ringing, and this order extends to all Swine within this 
plantation ; and any other p'son may execute this order also. 

The same day Nicholas Georg is a lowed by the Select men to 
keepe an ordinary If the Court please to admit of it. 

At a meeting of the Select men at Captin Fosters hous the 23 
(1) w / n Henery Merrifeild and his wif Came before the Select men 
and made an agreement about Stocks child as is recorded in the 
first book follio 213. 

The Same day they appointed Amiell Weiks ; Roger Belleng, 
Rich. Withington Samuell Rigby and Daniell preston to Run the 
line from the top of the blew hill between Brantry and vs ; and soe 
home to plimoth Line. 

And for the line between Rocksbery and vs Captine Clap, Captin 
Foster, Lift nt Capen and William Sumner. 

And for the line between Deadham and Dorchester : William 
Sumner if he be able Clement Maxfeild, William Pond and 
Nathaniell Clap. 

And for the line between Melton and vs and punkepage and 
Dorchester Ensigne Rich. Hale, Joseph Homes and Steuen Minot. 

The Same day Notice was giuen to Henery Merrifeild to dis- 
charge the towne of his daughter Funnell which hath been at his 
hous about a weeke ; vnless he gitt a note vnder the hands of the 
Select men of Melton that they will receaue her againe if need be 
and to looke at her as an Inhabetant of their Towne, notwith- 
standing her residence at her fathers hous for the p T sent : 

[215.] The same day Nicholas Bolton was appointed to giue 
notice of a Towne meeting to be assembled the next second day to 
publish towne orders and to giue notice therof to the Seauerall 
Inhabetants. 

At a Towne Meeting the 28 (1) 1670 It was Voted that at the 
next meeting of the Select men in their ordinary Cours being the 
Second Monday in May they shall appoint a day for the towne to 
Come together to declare whether they will haue the meeting hous 
remoued or noe. 

Alsoe the same time it was Voted that the Selectmen should 
p'sent against thos that entrench vpon our lands beyond the blew 
hills. 

The same day diuers in the Towne did at the motion of the 
Select men Engage to lay downe some money and some come and 
peas for p'sent supply in placeing of Stocks child to be repaid 
again out of the next Rate. 
Captin Foster 2 bis. of Corne and one bl. of peas 
Lift nt Capen one bl. of peas. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 167 

Ensigne Hale one bl. of Corne. 
Srg nt Clap one bl. of Corne. 
Edward pason 2 bl. corne and on bl. of peas. 

And in money 

Jn Smith Sen r 2 t 

Augustin Clement .... 2 

William Sumner .... 1 

Samnell paale ..... 1 

Rich Leeds 1 & a bl. of Corne 

Richard Baker 2 

Tho : Tilstone 1 

Daniell preston ..... 1 

Thomas Trot 1 

Nathaniell Clap .... 1 

Jn Gornell 2 d 

Thomas Lake 0-6 

Robt. Spur . . ... .0-6 

Rich Withington .... 2 

Nicholas Bolton .... 6 

M5 merrifeild had also some oats of 
the Towne rate of Isack Joans two bl. 
and a pair of shows for his wif of Jn 



Sen 



4-6 



The 16 (3) 1670. [216.] At a meeting of the Select men 
vpon an occasionall meeting ther was granted to Ensigne Hale 
liberty to take 4 or 5 load of timber out of the fiue hundred acrs 
towards the building of his barne, 

the same da} T ther was granted to Jn Bird to take a load or ther 
abouts of timber out of the 500 acres. 

The 173 70. Richard Leeds and Steuen Minot brought a p'sent- 
ment of defectiue fence about the great lot as followeth 

According to order wee whos names are vnder writ, haue Vewed 
the great lot Fence, and haue given warning to all whom we found 
defectiue ; Now vpon o r theird Vewing wee find diuers p'sons de- 
fectiue in ther fence. 

Joseph long 2 rods defectiue by Toplifs : Timothy Tilston 2 
rods 13 foote Joseph Long 12 rod defectiue all but 2 lenth of railes 
somthing good : Timothy Mather 12 rod defectiue by Tolmans 

Timothy Tilstone 6 rod defectiue by Tolmans 

the mark of RICH o| > LEEDS 

STEUEN MINOT 

The 19 3 70 A warrant was directed to the Constable for the 
leuying of the aboue said fines the which remains on file with his 
retorne. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (4) 1670. 

It was ordered that a Towne meeting should be rated for to Con- 
sider and determine whether the meeting house should be remoued 
in order to the Voate of the towne of the 28 (1) 70 and the Con- 
stables to giue notice. 

The same day it was ordered that Ensigne Hale should see that 



168 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

the pound be forth with repaiered and made sufficcient to keepe in 
all sorts of Catle and hoggs. 

The same day the Select men vnderstanding that Deliuerance 
Stock is Come into towne againe from the seruice at Melton ; It 
is ordered that Captin Foster Srg nt Clap and Srg nt Blake should 
giue her notice that she put herself in some setled way of liueing 
under some famely-gouernment ; or elce to expect that the Select 
men will take further order with her. 

The same day Augustin Clement made a motion to the Select 
men for to remoue his fence at his pastuer about a rod and a half 
wide out, and about ten rod long for his conueniency of hauing 
feirme ground to sett his fence vpon, and in Consideration therof 
he is willing to lay downe forty shillings in money for the vse of 
the towne and not to be repayed againe ; vnto this motion the 
Select men did agree to p'pose it to the towne for their ap'bation. 
At which Towne meeting on the 27 (4) 70 it was granted him. 
And William Sumner John Capen Sen 1 and John Gomel! weer ap- 
pointed to lay it out not exceeding twenty rod of ground. 

The same day being the 13 (4) 70 It was ordered (that wheras 
Conatable Thomas Dauenport had taken a gun of Joseph Longs 
for a fine for his defectiue fence at the great lots) that he should 
deliuer him his gun againe upon his payment of 6* besids the Con- 
stables fee. 

The same day notice was giuen to the Supuisors of high ways 
about the Towne and neck to see that they be sufficciently mended 
by the first of July next. 

The same day it was ordered that at the next towne meeting, 
the Court order about Horses should be minded. 

At a Towue meeting the 27 (4) 1670 the Court order about 
stone horses was read and diuers Complaints weer made against 
stone horses as against John Merrifield : Jn pelton, Tho : Birch two 
horses : Joshua Henshaw : Jn Wales and Nicholas Lawrance. 

The same day It was put to the Vote whether the matter Con- 
serning the meeting hous of its standing or remoueing whether it 
should be at this time determined by a Vote. 

The Vote was Affirmatiae 

The same time it was put to the Vote whether the meeting hous 
should be remoued from the place that now it stands to the Rocky- 
hill by the Schole house and be set vp in the same forme that now 
it is. 

The Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

[2 18.] The same day it was put to the Vote whether the house 
should be remoued to the place formerly mentioned by September 
1671 vnless the towne see meet to deferr it longer 

The Vote was Affermatiue. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 27 (4) 1670 at Captin 
Fosters hous, at the motion of Ensigne Daniell Fisher of Deadham, 
ther was granted to him and his Brothers, soe much Scare Ceder 
as they shall make vse off for Shingle (vnless the Select men 
p'hibitt him) in a Swamp or Swamps neer pole-plaine and a quan- 
tity of Greene Cedar for Clobord to the quantety of a thousand or 
two thousand of Clobord : p'vided he shall not hinder any of o r owne 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 169 

towne to fetch ther alsoe ; but to p'hibbet any of another towne 
from takeing of any without liberty from o r towne or the Select men 
for the time being. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 1 (5) 70 Steuen Minot and 
Johnathan Birch brought two hors Colts before the Select men to be 
vewed for ther legall goeing at liberty in the Cofilons a black hors, 
a pied hors ; the black hors was aproved off but the other was not 
but was fined 20 s for a month goeing in Comons and Steuen Minot 
engaged for the payment of the pied Hors which was Thomas 
Birch. 

The same day Jn Merrifeld was fined 20" for a hors of his goeing 
at liberty on the Comons Contrary to law and not bringing him to 
be vewed. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 (7) 70 a warrant was 
Isued out to Constable Tho : Dauenport to take fines for defectiue 
fence at great lots and lucllows neck of Elder Jn Wiswall for 2 
rods and a half, M r Mather for 8 rods Jn Wales for 3 rod and 
Joseph Long for 2 rods and a half. 

The same day order was giuen to Srg nt Clap and Srg nt Blake to 
p'cuer some man or men to stop the holes of the meeting hous by 
dawbing of them. 

The same day Liftenant Capen and James Blake weer desiered 
to speak with Lift nt Fisher and to p'cuer him to run the line from 
the blew hills to plimouth line. 

[219.] At a meeting of the Select men at Srg nt Blaks house 
the 27 of the 7 th 1670. It was ordered that Ensigne Hale Srg nt 
James Blake Sir Foster Srg nt Wiswall John Withington and Con- 
sider Atherton should (together with Lift nt Fisher and such as 
Brantry should send,) run the line from the top of the blew hils 
and soe at the head of Brantry and to plimouth bounds ; the time 
appointed by Lift nt Fisher is the next Second day being the theird 
of September if that day proue not fit, then the next day, and to 
meet at the lower end of the blew hill meaddow. 

Mo it is to be noted that this time appointed aboue said was 
disappointed by Lift nt Fisher, he being taken off vpon Contry ser- 
uice. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 (9) 1670 Timothy Tils- 
ton being formerly fined for defectiue fence 8 s - 9 d some time in the 
3 d mo. 1670 he engageth to pay in at M r poles two bushels of 
Corne in a short time and then he is discharged. 

The same day John Wales made Complaint against some that 
transgressed a towne order about digging of Clay, viz Clement 
Maxf'eild about 4 or 5 load and Samuell Robinson two loads, John 
homes for M r Ting. 

The same day James Whit Constable for the yeer 69 brought in 
his accounts for the Contry Rate which was 47 ls - 3 - and for the 
County Rate 18 l8 - 12' - 8 d . 

Imp pd. to the Treasurer for which we haue his ") 

receipt J 40 - 04 - 10 

It. to Capt. Foster as Deputy 03-08-00 

It. to William Sunmer as Deputy . . . .02-10-00 



170 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

It. to Nicholas Bolton towards his pay . . .01-00-00 
It. to M r Ting the County Treasurer . . .18-03-07 



65 - 06 - 05 

The same day Nicholas Lawrance desiered that it might be 
p'posed to the Towne, for liberty to set vp a barne about the Clay 
pits : this was p'posed afterwards to the towne but not granted. 

[2 2O.] The same day Jn Hoppin was rated before the Select 
men to answer for his disorderly liueing. 

Also Aurthor Cartwrights Sonne was then delt with all for his 
disorderly liueing. 

The same daj r Reckoned with Nicholas Georg for expenses for 
the yeer p r ceeding which Came to 3 1 -9"-3 d besides some re- 
mainders of the las yeer which was not then paid by Constable 
Rigbee vntill he haue brought in his accounts. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 5 (10) 1670 after the directory 
was read, the accounts of the rats was deliuered to the towne. 

The same day it was agreed that M r Stoughton should have 70 1 * 
alowed him for his labour in preaching for the yeer that is past. 

The same day it was p'posed to the Towne whether they would 
haue William Clarks house and land and all his accomodations 
in Dorchester purchased to ly for the vse of the minestry in dor- 
chester, and soe to continue for euer, and whether the towne will 
Engage to pay in specy as shalbe agreed with the said William 
Clarke, Further that if any p* or the whole shal be Changed for 
the bettering of the thing, or more Conueniency of any of it, yet 
the chang shall be for the vse of the minestry as aforesaid, and the 
Chang to be approued off by the Major p* of the town before it be 
changed. 

The Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

The same day ther was chosen for selectmen ^ Captin Foster 

I Liftenant Capen 
> Ensigne Hale 

Srg nt clap. 
J Srg ni blake 

for Raters. William Sumner, William pond, Daniell preston. 
for Recorder. John Capen Sen r . 

Supuisors of high ways. Jn Gornell, Richard Withington. 
and for the Neck M r Mather. 



The same day ther was Chosen M r Stoughton, Elder 
Humphry, Richard Baker, Augustin Clement and Richard Leeds 
to Joyn with the Select men in the purchas of the house and land 
of william Clarks. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 th (9) 70. 

Samuell Rigbee as Constable for the yeer 69 brought in his 
account of the towne Rate which was committed to him to Colect, 
the Sume wherof was 55 1 '- O 8 - 6 d . 
Imp. p d to Capt. Foster and his sonne for p 1 of) 

the first yeer Schooling viz two months . ) 04-16-00 



DORCHESTER TOWN KECORDS. 171 

It. to Liften nt Capen for two yeers Kecording and > 

for alphabetting the books . . . ) 04-00-00 
and for Steuen Hoppen a days worke . . . 00-0106 
It. to Ensigne Hale for Carting Clobord from | 

puncapage J 00-15-00 

It. to Thomas Dauenport for the like work . . 00-15-00 

It. to Timothy Tilstone 00-15-00 

It. to Richard Withington . . . . . 00-15-00 
It. to Rogger Belleng as soe much ouer Rated . 00-10-03 
It. to William Trescots Rate not being due . . 00-04-06 
It. to Jacob Hewens a dept due to ballance ace* . 00-04-09 

It. to M r Pole . 08-19-00 

It. to Nicholas Bolton 40* towords his labor to ^j 

ring the bell the rest p d him out of the othe I 03 - 1 - 00 

rate and 30 s one the account of Deliuerance [ 

stock her keeping ..... J 
It. to Nicholas Georg for expences . . . 04-10-00 
It. to Arthor Cartwright for entertaining of) 

Deliuerance Stock ] 02-10-00 

It. to William Sumner in p* as deputy . . . 01-11-00 
It. to an Indian for a woolfe . . . . 00-10-00 

[222.] At a meeting of the Select men the 12 10 70. 

At the request of Incres Turner ther was* granted vnto him 
liberty to haue two loads of timber towards his building out of the 
500 acrs. 

The same day it was agreed that the towne should be called 
together the next sixt day at 12 of the Clock to speak together fur- 
ther about the purchas of Will m Clarks hous, and the Constable 
Tho. Dauenport doe giue timely notice of it to the inhabetents. 

At a meeting of the Select men at Capt. Fosters house the 16 10 
70 in the morning It was then agreed that a warrant should be 
Isued out to the Raters to leuy a Rate of 70 ls for the maintenance 
of the minestry. 

Alsoe a towne Rate of 45 l8 for the vse of the towne and Schole. 

At a publique Towne meeting one the same day 16, 10 70 being 
legally called together by warning from hous to hous it was put 
to the Vote whether the Select men should agree with a Schol 
Master for to teach children and youth for the yeer Ensewing. 

tee Vote was in the afermatiue. 

The day abouesaid It was fully agreed vnto and determined by 
a Vote that a Comittee should be chosen to buy the house and 
land which was Hudson Leuerits for the vse of the minestry and to 
remaine for that vse for euer. 

The same day ther was chosen M r Stoughton, Elder Humphry 
Capt. Foster, Rich. Leeds and Richard Baker to be a Comittee for 
to transact the bussines abouesaid about buying the hous and land 
which was Hudson Leuerits and what they agree for shall be dis- 
charged by a towne Rate both for quallety and quantety. 

[223.] These p'sents witnesseth that I Timothy Tilston of 
Dorchester doe bind my self heyers executors adminestrators vnto 
the Select men of Dorchester and ther Successors from time to 
time to Secuer and saue nannies the Towne of Dorchester from 



172 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

all damage and Charges that may arise \>y meanes of James Bridg- 
man my father in law his Inhabiting in Dorchester or any of his 
while he or they remaine in Dorchester as witnes my hand this 
fowerteenth day of Nouember 1670. 

TIMOTHY TILESTO^E. 

WILLIAM SUMNER 

THOMAS DEVENPORT senior. 

13 of January 1683 : by order of the select men Timothy Tilstone 
is discharged of the aboue written bond the party that he gaue bond 
for being Remoued out of towne. 

Thes p r sents witnesseth that I Enoch Wiswell of Dorchester doe 
bind my self, heyers, executors and adminestrators vnto the Select 
men of Dorchester and their Successours from time to time to time 
to secuer and saue harmles the towne of Dorchester from all damage 
and Charges that may arise by meanes of John Memmary and his 
famely ther inhabitting in Dorchester or any of his while he or 
they remaine in Dorchester witness my hand this sixteenth day of 
Nouember 1670. 

ENOCH WISWELL. 

SAMUELL CAPEN 

BARNARD CAPEN. 

[224.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10 th (11) 1670. 

The Raters returned the Rates for minestry and towne Committed 
to them to make ; the Sume of the minesters Rate was 70 ls -6"-0. 
The Town Rate 46-8-10. The Sume of the Country Rate was 
28 l8 -12"-ll d being three quarters of a Single Rate. 

The same day ther was order giuen out to the Contable to pay 
out of the Country Rate as followeth. 

Imp. to the Treasurer or his order . . . 22-08-10 
It. to Nicholas Bolton for p* of his labour . . 01-00-00 
It. to Capt : Foster as deputy a p* . . . 02-00-00 
It. to William Sumner as deputy a p* . . . 02-00-00 
It. to Teo. Tolman Sen 1 for p* of his worke about ") 

wheels J 00-05-00 

It. to Jn Tolman for the like worke . . . 00-01-08 
It. to Nicholas George p* of what is due to him ") 

for expenses the last j'eere . . . j 00-10-00 
It. Tho. Moadsly his Rate not p d being poore . 00-02-06 
It. Samuell Minots Rate not p d . . . . 00 - 01 - 00 



28 - 09 - 00 
Rest due 00-03-10 

Reckoned with Constable Tho Dauenport this 13 9 71 and ther 
is to due the Towne to balance 3" - 10 d which is alowed him for 
warning towne meetings and he is discharged. 

The same day 10 th (11) 70 the Constable was ordered to pay 
out of the Towne Rate as followeth 

Imp to M r Jn Foster as Schole Master . . 25-00-00 
It. to Nicholas Bolton as p* of his pay . . . 02-00-00 



DORCHESTER TOWN KECORDS. 173 

It. to Anthony Newton towards the Child . . 05-00-00 

It. to Nicholas George as p' of his due . . 02-19-09 

It. to Capt : Foster as deputy, . . . . 03-07-00 

It. to William Sumner as deputy, . . . 03-07-00 

It. to Tho. Tolman Sen 1 for work as aboue . . 00-09-10 

It. to Jn Tolman 00-04-06 

It. to Tho : Andrews for work at meeting hous . 00-08-00 

It. to Srg nt Clap for runing the line, . . . 00-06-00 

It. to Clement Maxfeild for the like . . . 00-03-00 

It. to William Pond for the like . . . . 00-03-00 

It. to Nathaniell Clap for the like . . . 00-03-00 
It. to Ed. pason for what he laid downe about ) 

stocks Child to Merrifeild . . . } 00-10-06 

[225.] It. to Jn Smith Sen r for the like . . 00-02-00 

It to Augustin Clement for the like . .. . 00-02-00 

It. to Samuell pale for the like . . . . 00-01-00 

It. to Tho. Tilstone for the like . . . . 00-01-00 

It. to Daniel preston for the like . . . . 00-01-00 

It. to Robt. Spure on the same acc nt . . . 00-00-06 

It. to Isake Joanes for oates to Merifeild . . 00-04-00 

It. to Ensigne Hale for mending the pound . . 00-02-00 

and for his goeing to puncapag Cart . . 00-14-00 

It. to William Pond for work at meeting hotfse . 00-08-03 

It. to James Robinson for goeing with stock Child 00-01-06 

The same day Henery Leadbetter was Caled before the Select 
men to answer for his receauing Johnathan Birch into the towne 
contrary vnto a towne order. 

The same da} r ther was granted to Henery Leadbetter liberty to 
take out of the 500 acrs 20 trees not exceeding 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 12 1670 at the motion of 
Edward pason ther was granted vnto him libertie to take two trees 
in the way between his farme and the 20 acre lots or some wher 
ther about prouided that he nor any other p'son shall fale that tree 
about Thomas Grant's house, but it shall stand for shaddow. 

At the same time ther was granted to Thomas Grant that on Con- 
dition that he pay his fine of 5" (for faling a tree which he took 
contrary to order) he paying it by that time Corne is marchentable 
after the next haruest, then that tree standing by his house shall 
not bee granted to any man. 

The same day ther was granted to Thomas Grant liberty to take 
a walnut tree for fier wood in the way between his lot and Ed. 
pasons farme. 

[226.] At a meeting of the Select men at Capt : Fosters house 
the 15 12 70 it was ordered that a warrant should be Isued out to 
the Constable to giue notice to the freemen to meete the first mon- 
day in march to bring in Vots for Nomination Majestrats and 
County Treasurer, &c. and to the inhabetants for other bussines. 

At the same time it was ordered that ther should be a Rate of 
about 28 pounds leu}'ed vpon the proprietors of the land beyond 
the blew nils for to make good o r p'mise of a gratuety vnto the In- 
dians for Confermation of Kitchamakins deede of sale, and Lift nt 



174 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Capen was desiered to draw it vp at the proportion of 8 d p acre 
for so many acrs as each man is to haue in one deuission and the 
farmers p'portionably Viz : the tweluth p* of each farme to be 
rated after that p'portion. 

At a Towne meeting the 6 (1) 16 ther was Chosen for Depu- 
ties Captin Clap and Lif John Capen. 

And for Comissioners to end small Causes Cap 1 Foster, Lift. 
Capen, Will Sumner. 

And for Constables Nathaniell Clap and Timothy Tilston. 

The same day at the Motion of some It was Voted and apointed 
that Elder Humfry, Ensigne Hale, Jn Gornell, James Blake and 
Steuen Minot should Vew the Way from Goodman Toplifs towards 
the eight acre lots whether the way may be relinquished or whether 
gates at the p'tition of each lote may not Suffice, and to make their 
returne to the Select men to be p'posed to the Towne. 

The same day it was p'posed to the Towne whether they would 
alow any more to Henery Merrifeild than 5 s p weeke for the keep- 
ing the Child of Stock. 

the Vote was Negatiud. 

[227.] The same day It was p'posed to the Towne by Angus- 
tin Clement (with referrence to a habetation for the minestry) that 
if the towne will lend him one hundered and fifty pounds Viz : soe 
much in the first payment as the money p* comes to, and the rest 
to make vp one hundered and fifty pound in the second pay ment, 
then he the said Augustin Clement will purches William Clarks 
accomodations ; and if in Case M r Flint liks to haue it, he shall : 
at the price that it Cost, and if not, then the said Augustin Clem- 
ent shall be at libertie to sell it againe, and returne to the towne 
againe the one hundered and fifty pounds as soone as M r Flint re- 
fuseth it, vnless the towne will bu} r it for themselues. 
The Vote was in the Affermatiue 
noe man discenting 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (1) ft 

John Smith Sen r made request for libertie to take 400 of Rails 
out of the 500 acrs but the Select men thought good to grant but 
200 railes. 

Wheeras it is found by experience and Complaints being made 
to the Select men of the great Dammadg that is done by Sheep 
goeing at liberty, and not being vnder the hand of a keeper or 
sheepherd, and likewise in the mornings and euenings, before and 
after they are vnder the hand of the Sheepherd : It is therefore or- 
dered by the Select men that from hence forth what soeuer sheepe 
or lambs shall be found going at libertie, from vnder the hand or 
Care of a keeper, Especially being found in any Enclosier of 
Cornfeild pastuer or Meadow, they shall pay for euery such sheep 
or lamb two pence besids due damadges to be paid to such as shall 
find them transgressing this order, and this we Conseaue may 
easily be p'uented, if the sheep Masters would agree together to 
make some fold or folds into which the Shepherd may bring the 
sheepe in the euening, and ther take them in the morning, this 
order to be in force euery yeere from the first of March vnto the 
last of October vntill the Select men see Cause to alter it. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 175 



The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers. 



for the great lots from Captins neck to good- 
man Tolmans ... . . 
for the rest of the great lots to Naponset . 

for the 20 acre lots ..... 
for the feild behind James Bird . 

for the feild behind M" Joanes before Enock 
wiswels old house ..... 
for the feild behind M r Stoughtons . 



John Wales 
Samuell pale 
Samuell Robinson 
Benjamin Leeds 
Jn Merifeild 
Jn Withington 
Jn Blackman 
Jn Bird. 
Isack Joanes 
Israeli Mead 
Jn Baker 



Amiell Weeks 
for the Neck of land . . . . ( James Whit 

{ Joseph Homes 
for cleering the neck of land of Catle . Tho. Andrews Jun r 

for cleering the great lots Robt Sanders and he to keepe the 
key of the pound till the Select men take furder order. 

The same day ther was granted to Jn Homes libertie to haue 
timber out of the 500 acrs to build a house of about 20 foot long 
and 18 foot wide. 

Alsoe ther was granted to Tho : Dauenport Sen r libertie to take 
about 12 load of timber from the same place tqwards the building 
a barne. 

The same day it was agreed that al Cornefeilds should be 
Cleered by the first of Aprill and fence vewers to Vew fences by 
the 2 d or 3 d of aprill. 

At a generall Towne meeting being orderly caled together one 
the 17. 2. 1671 to Consider of M r Flints settlement, It was p'posed 
to the inhabetants as an incurredgment to M r Flint, whether they 
are willing that M r Flint should be a minester to preach the word 
to the whole towne, and this without any Violation to the law Con- 
cerning Church officcers. 

The Vote was in the Affermatiue 
not a man against it. 

[229.] The same day it was put to the Vote whether ther 
should be a rate made of one hundered pounds in money and 
leuyed vpon the inhabetants according to a Just p'portion as in 
other rates, for the purchassing or p'cuering of a comfortable 
habetation for a minester, according to that law, title ecclesiasti- 
cal!, page 26 and Sec. 26, which Enjoyns eury towne, soe to doe, 
and if in Casse M r Flint doe purchas or p'cuer himself such an 
habetation to his content, and take off the Towne from their en- 
gagment to Augustin Clement (bearing date the 6 (1) J?) and take 
office in the Church, for the carrying on the worship of God 
amongst vs, then he the said M r Flint shall haue this hundered 
pounds for his owne towards his settlement. 
The Voate was in the Affermatiue. 

Alsoe it was Voated and agreed vnto that a rate should be 
p e sently made and Colected and paid by the 25 of May next, and 
those that can to pay the whole, at the day p'fixt, or at least the 



176 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

one halfe of the hundered pounds, but those that cannot paj r the 
whole now, It is agreed that the remainder shall be paid by the 
time of the second payment, which will be by September in the 
yeere 1672. 

The same day it was agreed that the former towne raters shall 
make this rate, and alsoe it was agreed that Elder Humphrey, and 
Deacon Jn Capen should recaue this rate and giue discharges of 
what they recaue. 

The same day Nicholas George was alowed to keepe an ordinary 
If the Hon rd Court please to admitt of it. 

The same day It was granted by the towne, that at the returne 
of the Comittee, appointed for that purpose : Viz That ther should 
be gates made at each pertition, betweene man and man cross that 
way which leads from Clement Toplif, vnto the 8 acre lots, for an 
experiment, which if it proue p r jedicciall to the towne for want of 
lying oxen, then it shall afterward be fenced out on boath sids. 

The same day Nathanell Clap was Chosen Constable in M r 
pattens steed. 

[23O.] At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (3) 71 a p r sentment 
was brought to the Select men of defectiue fence vnder the hands of 
Samuell pale and Jn Wales, fence Vewers of p' of the great lots, 
Viz that part next the towne as folio weth 

Jn Blake at Captins neck two rods James Minot one rod and J 
the fence belonging to the pastuer of William Clarke, Will m pond 
and Will" 1 Trescot which is wholy defectiue : fence belonging to 
farnworths land 6 rod at the end of his pastuer Jn Minot 6 rod, 
more of quarter master Smith's fence 6 rod M r Timothy Mather 
7 rod : being dated the 8 (3) 71. 

The same day it was Concluded that whereas ther is a man that 
sojournes at John Minots a warrant should be Isued out to the Con- 
stable to warne the man that he either dep* the towne, or elce to 
come to the Select men and to giue an account of his being heer. 

one the same da} 7 It was ordered that a warrant should be Isued 
out to the Constable to take by distress or otherwise of the p'sons 
whos fence is defectiue in the great lots 6 d p rod, which is but the 
one half of what is otherwise by order due, but in Case it be 
not made vp by the 15 th of this Instant then they shall pay 18 d p 
rod for as much as they shall leaue vnsufficciently mad vp viz : of 
Jn blake at Captins neck 2 rod, of ^James Minot for one rod and 
half of the occapiers of William Clark's lot for 8 rod of william 
pond and William Trescot for 12 rod, Richard Baker for the fence 
belonging to farnworth's lot 6 rods and for the fence belonging to 
butlers lot 4 rod : of Quarter Master Jn Smith for 16 rod at the 
end of his pastuer and 6 rod at another place : of Jn Minot for 6 
rod : of M r Timothy Mather for 7 rod. 

The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be Isued 
out to the Constable to ap r hend Steuen Hoppen Jun r and p r sent 
him before some majestrate according as the law requiers p 38 
Title Idlenes. 

The same day it was ordered that notice should be giuen to 
Joseph Birch that hee for beare frequenting the ordinary according 
as the order of generall Court requirers in the Casse and alsoe that 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 177 

Nicholes George be requiered not to suffer the p'son aboue said to 
frequent his house. 

The same day it was ordered that whereas at a meeting of the 
p'prietors of the land in Dorchester the 14 th (12) 65 It was Voted 
and agreed vnto that vppon the deuission of the land beyond 
the blew hils. If in Case ther should be any [231.] Charges fall 
on any p* or the whole of that land, ther to be deuided, that then 
all should bear a share by p'portion in that charge. Now wheras 
ther is already charges to be expended vpon that land, not only 
that which is agreed vpon for the Indians, but also for the laying 
out of the land in p'ticular alotments, Now it is therfore ordered that 
if any p'son or p'sons (who expect to haue land ther) shall neglect or 
refus to pay their just p'portion to all Charges vpon seasonable 
demand, that hee or they soe neglecting or refusing, shall loose or 
goe without that land which hee or they doe ther expect. 

At a publique Towne meeting orderly called together on the 27 
(4) 16 7i The towne did by a Vote desier and appoint the select 
men for to p'sent in a Cours of law against such as haue don or 
shall intrench vpon any of o r lands beyond the blew hils, and on 
this sid of the pattent line. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 th 6 71 at Coptin Fosters 
hous, By vertue of a warrant which came from the County Court 
last, directed to the Constable for the disposing of Steuen and John 
Hoppen vnto seruice by orders from the Select men. It is ordered 
by the Select men that the said Steuen and John Hoppen doe take 
a fortnights time for to p'uid them some masters, such as the Select 
men shall a'proue off, and if not then to returne againe vnder the 
Charge and Custody of the Constable to be disposed off as the 
warrant expresseth. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 th (7) 71. 

Nicholas Bolton made motion againe that he might haue liberty 
to sell Cider, the answer was Negatiue. 

The same day a warrant was Isued out to Constable Tilstone to 
giue notice vnto Henery Roberts for to depart the towne, who is 
now abiding at danill Ellens. 

The same day the Select men called Steuen Huppen Jun r before 
them and Enquiered how he had disposed himselfe in referance 
vnto the Courts order, whos answer was that he had agreed with 
Joseph Long to attend his boate but being not aproued off by the 
Select men he p'mised by the last da} r of this weeke to sett him- 
self vnder another man, the which liberty was granted him, p'uided 
he doe bring it vnder the hand of the man that he agrees with 
that he haue soe don, and to such a man as the Select men shall 
ap'ue off. 

[232.] The same day Frances Bale was called before the Select 
men, and his fine demanded for Entertaining his Brother in law 
phillip Searle and his famely in his house without licence from the 
Select men, whose answer was that he was speedyly to remoue his 
dwelling to Rocksber3 r . 

The same day Samuell Rigby was called vppon for the remainder 
of the Colection of the Rate Comitted to him to gather, the 
greatest p l wherof was due to M r Mather. 



178 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The same clay petter Lyon being caled before the Select men, 
and at that time desiercd liberty for to entertaine peter Greene 
of Concord into his famely for one month which was granted him, 
p'uided he Cleer the towne of him at that time. 

The same day a warrant was Isuecl out to Constable Tilstone the 
Contents wherof is as followeth. 

To Constable Timothy Tilstone of Dorchester. 

wheras we vnderstand that Seauerall tracts of land is laid out to 
seauerall p'sons, Viz : to M r Thomas Kelloud and others, to the 
great p r edice of our rights if suffered, you are therfore requiered 
in his majesties name that with conuenient speede you goe vp to 
wadeing Riuer and therabouts, and take with you such asistance as 
shall be needfull, and that you or they, doe demollish am- bounds 
and marks ther made vpon any of the lands therabout wadeing 
riuer wodcock well, or elce where within our bounds, which are 
not made by an} 7 order of this towne, or any Authorized by them, 
and also to seaz any hay or timber cutt vpon any of the said land 
and to dispose of the same to any p'son or otherwise as the Caus 
may requier : And also to Sumori any p'son or p'sons whom you 
shall 'find trespassing vpon an} 1 of o r lands to appeare before some 
majestrate or the Select men to answer it. Alsoe to demand of 
Thomas Clap and parker and such as by contract haue mowed 
grass in o r meadows pay for what they haue mo wen, and this you 
are not to faile and to make returne, and in soe doeing this our 
warrant vnder o r hands in the behalf of the towne shall be yo r 
discharge. 

HOPSTILL FOSTER. 
This is a true JN CAPEN SEN B 

coppi of the orige- RICHARD HALL 

nail as attests SAMUELL CLAP 

JOHN CAPEN Record 1 JAMES BLAKE. 

[233.] Thes p r sents witnessesth that I Samuell Paule of Dor- 
chester doe bind my self heyers executors and Administrators 
vnto the Select men of Dorchester and their Successours from time 
to time in the Sume of theirty pounds to Secure and save harmless 
the towne of Dorchester from all damadg and charges that may 
arise by the meanes of Alice Morrell her coming in to this towne 
to inhabit heer as wittness my hand this eighth day of December 
1671. 

SAMUELL PAULL. 
witness heerunto. 

SAMUELL CAPEN 

BARNARD CAPEN. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 9 71 

Thomas Dauenport as Constable for the yeer 1670 made vp his 
account as in page 224. 

The same day Constable Hawes Came to make vp his account 
but it was not fully cleered. 

The same day Lift* Jn Capen gaue in an account of recepts and 
disburstments by him made as in p. 134. 135. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 179 

The Towne Credit' 
Imp Recc. by me John Capen Sen' of Viall of") 

Deadham for Rent for Remote meaddows for > 

the yeer 68 . . . j 0-6-0 

It. Recc of Samuell parker for the same yeer . 0-6-0 



0-12-0 
It. Recc. into my hands 44 ls and half of wooll } 

at 10 d p ls on theChilds ace 1 . . . J 1-17-1 

and 12 U of tobackoh at 4 d - p ls . . . . 0-4-2 

It. Recc. 5 s in money of Joseph Long a fine for^j 

defectiue fence of which ther was I 8 p d to Con- 
stable Dauenport and I 8 the Captin had to ex- > 

pend on the Indians and I 8 for Liquors for the 

Jorney to wading Riuer ther remains . J 0-2-0 

It. Recc. of Nicholas Lawrance in money for ) 

1000 of shingls j 0-14-0 

It. Recc. into my hands 200 of yron which") 

Came from Tanton for the church being the V 

first yeers p'duce and sold for . . . ) 2-8-0 

SumeTotall 3-17-3 

The 13 9 71 at a meeting of the Select men this ace* was p'eused 
and accepted and ther remains due to Jn Capen Sen* nineteene 
shillings. 

[235 . ] The Towne Dept r 
Imp. due to me Jn Capen on ballance of ace* ) 

for the yeer 69 J 0-0-9 

It. laid out to Merryfeild a bl of peas towards ) 

keeping the Child J 0-3-6 

It. for a pa of shows for his wife . . . 04 6 

It. p d Nicholas Bolton for moneys he laid downe 6-0 

It. d 1 to Capt. Foster 4 ls of the Tobackoh . 0-1-6 

It. d 1 to Ensigne Hale 4 l8 of the Tobackoh . 0-1-6 

It. dew for my Jorney to Wadeing Riuer two ") . 

days hors and man j 0-6-0 

It for money laid down to the Sachem . . 0-8-0 

It. for money laid out to Tom the Indian and ~) 

other neccesary expences besids what we had > 

at Sister Georges ) 0-3-0 

It. p d for the hier of a hors to goe to Deadham 1-0 

It. laid out for a quier of paper for the towne 6 

It. dew for Recording the yeer 70 . . 1-0-0 

It. for Riming the line between Rocksber} 7 and > 

vs two days w th the Instruments . . J 0-6 

It. p d Capt Foster for two bis corne and one bl \ 

of pease which he let merryfeld haue towards > 0-10-6 

the keeping the Child J 

It. p d Ensigne Hale for a bl of pease on the ) 

same ace 1 . . . . . .j 0-3-6 

It. p d bro r Sumner for 1' money he laid downe - 1-0 



180 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

It. p d Nathanell Clap on the Same ace* . . 0-1-0 
It. p d Capt. Foster for money he laid downe to ) 

the Sachem j 0-8-0 

It. p d Ensigne Hale for the same ace* . . 0-4-0 

It p d Nicholas Whit for bringing the yron . 0-6-0 



TotallDept 4-16-3 

Creddit as on the other sid 3-17-3 

Rest due 0-19-0 

[236.] At a generall Towne meeting on the 4 10 71 

After the Directory was read The Confession of Aurther Cart- 
wright (concerning the wrong done against Quarter Master John 
Smith and his sonne) it was published according as the Court En- 
joyned him. 

The same day William Sumner made a motion to the towne, that 
they would grant him about 12 or fowerteene rods of ground at 
the North East end of his bearne, the Towne granted his motion 
and appointed Tho : Swift Sen r Augustin Clement and Richard 
Leeds to Vew the same and set it out and make retnrne. 

The same day Rich Leeds, Augustin Clement and Richard With- 
ington weer nominated and chosen by the towne for to take Care of 
the repaiering of the meeting hous for the p r esent occasion that we 
may Comfortably come to gether for the worship of god, and they 
to be paid out of the towne rate, the glass to be taken care for 
by the Constable. 

The same day it was p'pounded to the towne whether they would 
haue a rate of one hundred pound to be leuyed out of which for the 
maintenance of the minestry nint} 7 pound Viz Seaunty pound for 
M r Flint and twenty pound for M r Stoughton for his labour amongst 
vs for fower months as alsoe rate free for the same rate and the 
other ten pounds towards the repaire of the meeting-house or the 
like vse and that one fowerth p* of the whole to be paid in money. 
The Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

The same day ther was chosen for Select men M r Stoughton, 
Captin Foster, Lift* Capen, Ensigne Hale, William Sunmer. 
for Recorder Lift 1 Jn Capen 

for Raters Srg nt Pond Srg' Ja Blak Srg* preston. 
Sup'uisors Jn Gornell. Richard Withington and for the neck Srg 1 
Clap. 

[237.] At a meeting of the Select men the 11 th 10 1671. 

It was agreed that an order should be sent out to the Raters to 
leuy on the inhabetants one hundred pound of which 90 l8 for the min- 
estry and 10 l8 for other vses. 

Also a towne Rate of 50 ls ll d and both thes Rates to be made 
and Returned vnder their hands by the next meeting of the Select 
men, also a Rate about port - - 15 - 8 

The same da3 r Joseph Long was sent for to answer for entertain- 
ing of a maid or yong woman in his house and seruice which was 
not of any good report ; his answer was she was to depart the 
towne the next day. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 181 

The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be directed 
to the Constable for to goe vp to Capt. Claps farme wher Henery 
Merrifeild doe Hue and to enquier whether his daughter which 
marryed funnell be abiding at his hous, which if she be, then to 
demand or take by distress ten shillings for his entertaining her 
Contrary vnto the towne order. 

The same day it was agreed vnto that a warrant should be 
directed to the Constable to Sumon Timothy Wales and his wife, 
and his two lesser boys, to appeare before the Select men at their 
next meeting, to be enquiered after Concerning their Education and 
improuement of their time, and peter Lyon and his wife, and Jn 
plum and Arthor Cartwright and Robt Stiles all on the same 
account the} T or some of theirs. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (11) 1671. 

Arthor Cartwright (being formerly Somoned) appeared before 
the Select men ; his answer Conserning his Sonne was, that he was 
about to put him apprentice to a kindsman of his that is a sea-man 
and soe was dismissed. 

The same day Robt. Stiles being Sumoned appeared also before 
the Select men to answer for their Idleness, and vpon examination 
it was found that both hee and his wife haue not improued their 
time to the aduantag of their famely as they ought and ther vpon 
was aduertized to reforme or elce to be further p'ceeded with as the 
law requiers. 

[238.] The same day peter Lyon appeared and gaue an 
accoupt that his Sonns did follow their employment and that for 
the time to come he would looke dillegently after them. 

The same day Timothy Wales appeared without his sonns and 
could giue noe good accounpt of that for which he was sent for, 
but his words and answers weer very oflensiue and Contemptuous 
vnto the Select men, and therfore it was ordered, that both he and 
his two Sons be againe Sumoned to appeare and to giue an acompt 
how he answers the law title Children and youth : 

The same day Richard Withington and Thomas Tilstone in the 
name of others p r sented a wrighting, wherin they did desier, that the 
remoueing of the meetinghous may be p'moted and taken into 
serious Consideration, and that the Vote of the towne may not be 
forgotten, or neglected. 

The same day Richard Butt appeared to answer for his enter- 
taining of his father in law Steuen Hoppen, whos answer was, that 
he did not entertaine him, but haue informed him that it is not the 
mind of the Select men that he should continue at Tomsons Hand 
or elce where in dorchester, but for to turne him out of doares, he 
could not Considering the relation that is between them, but he 
would willingly be ridd of him if he could. 

The same day the wife of Henery Merrifeild appeared before the 
Select men, to answer for entertaining of their daughter Funnell, 
Contrary to towne order, whose answer was, that she was their 
daughter and Could not turne her out of doars this winter time but 
she would willingly returne to her husband as soone as a passadg 
p r sents ; But they weer not approued in entertaining her, but the 
penalty of the town order the Select men would remitt and would 



182 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

leaue it to the County Court to determine the thing, if in Casse she 
be not gon before ; 

The same day John plume appeared to answer for his negligence 
in his Calling, but Could giue noe good acompt for himself, or for 
not disposing of his Sonne to some Master. 

[239.] The same day John Capen Jun r made request for to 
take 150 railes and 30 posts off from the 500 acre, which was 
granted him. 

The same day Thomas Swift Jun r as Select man of Melton, 
Came before the Select men, to be resolued in a question Consern- 
ing a way runing through Goodman Vose his farme from John Gils 
barrs vnto the fowerteenth lott, whether ther should not be alow- 
ance for the land which the way taks vpp ; In Answer thereunto 
the Select men of Dorchester saith, that the vse of the wa} r and 
the right thereunto was long before goodman Vosse, or M r Glouer 
had a farme granted or laid out, and therfore we Conclud that 
when the farme was laid out, ther was alowance in measuer for the 
high way, and nothing demanded for alowance euer since vntill of 
late. 

The same day Lift nt Capen and William Sumner weer desiered 
and empowered to settle the bussines about the Comon Swamp at 
Melton, and to Issue and determin matters therabouts. 

At a meeting of the Select men at the house of Nicholas George 
the 1611 1671 Timothy Wales and his Sonns, being Sumoned ap- 
peared before the Select men, and upon examination of the boys 
they weer found to be very Ignorant, and not able to read, and 
being admonished was dismissed at that time, only he made some 
acknowledgment of his offensiue words and Carridge the last day 
of meeting and that in wrighting which remains on file. 

The same day it was Concluded that Nathan Bradly and Thomas 
Birch should be sumoned to appeare before the Select men at their 
next meeting. 

The same day it was Concluded that the Elder and Deacon 
should draw vp a list of the members of the Church, and leauy or 
p'portion the expences at the ordanation ; and the expences for en- 
tertaining of M r Flint on the estates of the said members. 

The same day it was ordered that the Rates both for Contry and 
towne should be deliuered to the Constables and the}^ ordered to 
disburst out of them such depts as are dew to Contiy and towne. 

[24O.] At a meeting of the Select men the 12 12 1671 

It was agreed by the Select men that the Scholmaster should be 
agreed with for to teach such as shalbe sent vnto him, and Lift* 
Capen, Ensigne Hale and William Sumner are appointed to speake 
with M r Jn Foster Concerning that matter. 

The same day it was ordered that ther should be a towne meet- 
ing called on the 23 of this Instant Feb : to p'mote subscriptions 
for the Collidg and to conferr about the meeting hous and Stanton 
about a dry herd. 

The same time it was ordered that Tho. Birch should be Somoned 
by warrant to the Constable to appear before the Select men at 
their next meeting to give an acompt of his orderly walking. 

The Same day Robt. Stanton appeared before before the Select 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 183 

men and tendered his seruice to keep a dry herd of Catle, and if 
he haue the number of Six score he will keepe them for 2" 3 d p 
head and in Case he haue not soe many from our towne then he 
ma}: take in from other towns vnto the fore said number and noe 
more, but if the towne sends more then Six score he is to keepe 
them at the Rate of 2* 3 d p head and to begin at May day next and 
to keepe to the end of September ; and this to be p'posed to the 
towne at their next meeting. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 26 12 71 It was Voted in the 
Affermatiue that Mr. Stoughton, Captaine Foster, Lifte nt Capen, En- 
signe Hall, William Sumner, Augustin Clement and Richard 
Withington : Thes men or the Major part of them are appointed 
to Consider and pitch vpon a place on the Rocky hill for the 
meeting hous to stand vpon and make report therof to the next 
towne meeting, and the place being agreed vpon, they shall haue 
full power to determine all other matters referring to the remoueall 
of this p'sent hous, or if they see it best the erecting of one wholy 
new. 

The same day it was put to the Vote that M r Flint might haue 
liberty to take in that Corner of the Comon which lys on the back'- 
sid of Liftenant Capens and Steuen Minots pastuers or feilds, by 
running a fence ouer from goodman Clements his feild to his pas- 
tuer, and the same soe enclosed to improue for pastuer, as long 
as the town shall Judge it Conuenient, reseruing a drift way for 
p'sons [241.] Concerned and that Liften 1 Capen William Sumner 
and Augustin Clements doe state how the Crose fence shall run 
most conueniently p'uided and it is heerby vnderstood, that the 
towne reserues a libertie to digg or take off stones from this said 
land as formerly. 

The Vote was in the affermatiue. 

At a meeting of the freemen the 8 th (1) 7J ther was Chosen 
for Deputys for the yeer Ensuing, Captain Hopstill Foster and 
william Sumner and Capt. Foster was Chosen Comissioner for to 
carry in the Votes. 

The same time ther was Chosen for Constables John Blackman 
and Samuell pale, but afterwards Jn Blackman being a Dromer at 
the Castle got off and Obediah Swift was Chosen in his steed. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 th (1) 7 1 - 2 It was Con- 
cluded that the fence about the great lots should be maintained and 
vpheld for the yeer ensewing as formerly, by the p'ticuler p'prietors 
of the feild. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers for the great 
lots 

from Captains neck to goodman Tolmans f Richard Leeds 

{ John Breck 

for the rest of the great lots to Naponset J Thomas Tolman Sen r ' 

{ Tho : Trot Sen r 

for the twenty acre lots f Tho Grant 

( Robt. Stiles 

for the feild behind James Bird . . | Obediah Haws 

James Whit 



184 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

for the feild behind M rs Joans and before f Srg nt Clap 

Enoch Wiswells old hous . . ( Augustin Clement 
for the feild behind M r Stougton . . j Jn Withington 

\ Isacke Joanes 
for the Neck of land ( Nicholas Clap 

\ Srg nt Blake 

for the Cleering of the neck of land of Cattell : Jacob Hewens. 
for cleering the great lots Robt Sanders and he to keepe the key of 
the pound till the select men shall take furder order. 

The same day it was agreed that al Corne feilds shall be cleared 
by the first of Aprill and fence Vewers to vew fences by the 2 d or 
3 a of Aprill. 

The same day ther was granted to Jn Farington liberty to take 
one hundred of railes on the Comons at or beyond the blew hils. 

[242.] The same day a letter was concluded to be sent to the 
Select men of Melton to Enforme them of some abuss that is done 
by taking in of the way leading to the meddows some wher beyond 
William Blaks, which is offenciue to vs as well as to some of 
Melton. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (3) 72. 

John Smith Sen 1 appeared and desiered to haue his lot laid out 
about the blew hils, which was omitted through some mistake to be 
laid out when other lots weer laid out. 

The Select men doe order that he shall git some man or men to 
lay it out according to the same forme that other lots weer laid and 
according to his p'portion which he should then haue had, and the 
Select men doe order him to p'cuer Liften nt John Capen and amiell 
weiks to lay it out or either of them. 

The same day in answer to a letter which is on file sent from 
Melton in reference vnto the way leading ouer brush-hill, The 
Select men of Dorchester doe determine, that either the way shall 
run as it was first laid out, or elce if the way be remoued from the 
Corner of Ebenezer Claps fence vnto the Corner of William Blaks 
lott wher his barrs are : then Ebenezer Clapp shall be at the charge 
to remoue William Blaks fence, and sett it in its Right place, and 
make it sufficcient as now it is p'uided that William Blake shall be 
at the Charge of adding soe much fence as is requisit by means of 
the way runing more angular, and in case that the way run wher it 
was first laid out, that then William Blake shall sett in soe much 
of his fence as now stands in the high way. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should be or- 
dered for to Colect the remainder of the hundred pounds money 
Rate which was for the purchasing of M r Flints habetation. 

The same day at a motion of Henery Garnesy and others about 
some land at the end of the great lots, it was Concluded that 
p'sons Conserned should appeare before the Select men at their 
next meeting for to adjetate that bussiness to which end notice was 
giuen to Samuell Robinson and Jn Minot and who elce may be 
Conserned therein the which remains on file. 

The 22 4 th 1672 the Select men mett att the house of Lift"* 
John Capen (in reference vnto the determination of the County 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 185 

Court) and gaue their ap'bation vnto the placing of Mary the 
daughter of John plum vnto seruice with praiseuer Turner of 
Northampton p'uided it be not for less then one whole yeer or more 
if they two doe soe agree. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 28 th (4) 1672 at the house of 
the Hon re M r Stoughton. 

The Select men haueing sent for John plum and his daughter 
Mercy, and finding that his said daughter being manyed to Thomas 
Chub of Beuerlee, and being alsoe neere the time of her deliueryis 
not p'uided for by her said husband, nor taken home to him, but 
continues heer with her father, contrary to good order, and to the 
hazarding of a charge vpon the towne, doe therfore order and re- 
quier, that the said Mercy Chub doe spedily within Six or eight 
days leaue this towne, and betake herself to her said husband. 
And doe also warne and order the said John Plum that he noe 
longer entertaine his said daughter, but hasten her to her husband 
as aforesaid vpon the penalty by the Town order in that Case 
p'uided, and of being complained of further to Authorety that soe 
the towne may be saued harmeless. 

The same day The Select men did lett vnto Samuell parker of 
Dead ham for this }~eer all that meaddow vp in the Contry neer to 
woodcocks well, which formerly he did vs to Mow (saucing what 
was laid out latly to Rodger Billeng thes are therfore to licence 
and authoriz the said parker to mow) the said meaddow, and for 
what ha} T he shall ther make he shall pay one shilling p load and 
we doe heerby inhibit all other p'sons from intermeddleing with 
this meaddow to his p r jedice, and doe engage to maintaine him in 
the vse and improuement of it. Signed by 

WILLIAM STOUGHTON 
HOPESTILL FOSTER 
JOHN CAPEN 
WILLIAM SUMNER 
RICHARD HALE 

M d the Sixt day of the Select mens meeting which was the 
10 (4) 72 ther was nothing done which was to be Recorded. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 th of the 7 th m 72. 

It was ordered that Amiell Weeks together with the Asistance 
of Lift. John Capen, William Sumner and Ensigne Richard Hale 
should Run the head line of the great lots, with Referrance to 
Henery Garnesy, Robt Spurr, Edward Wiett and others who are 
damnefied by the Contry high way which runs through their deuis- 
sions, that soe they who are damnified ma} r receaue Sattisfaction 
out of that way which was alowed by the town. 

[244.] The same day ther was granted to Increace Turner 
liberty to haue 100 of Railes and posts sutabl out of the fiue hun- 
dred acrs. 

The same day ther was granted to Samuell Capen liberty to 
take two or three load of timber out of the 500 acrs towards the 
building of an house. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 4 th (8) 1672 at M r Stough- 
tons house it was Concluded that the Comittee which was ap- 



186 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



pointed to vew a place for the meeting hous to stand on, shall 
meet for that end, the first Monday after the Gen r11 Court is ended 
which is now to begin the next weeke, to meet about two of the 
Clock in the afternoone at the Schole-house. 

The same day Richard Butt was Called before the Select men, 
to answer for his Entertaining of Steuen Hoppin Jun r , whose an- 
swer was that the said Hoppen was gon from him, and that his 
Master Paine had sent for him to imploy him. 

The same day it was ordered that notice should be sent to the 
Sup'uisors of the high-ways, that they forth with see them re- 
paired. 

The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be Isewed 
out to the Constable for to Colect by distres or otherwise the re- 
mainders of the money Rate which was for the purchasing of a 
habetation for M r Flint. 

The same da} r Constable Tilston Came to the Select men to 
make vp his ace* of the Contiy Rate Comitted to him to gather 
for the year 1671 the Sume of which Rate was 28 ls 4 s 4 d . 
Imp. he brought the Tresuerers Recept for . . 25-15-10 
It. pd to Capt. Foster a dept due to him about ) 

Court expenses j 2-0-0 

It. pd to William Sumner 0-1-8 



A 27-17-6 

The Constable Tilston Remains dept r to the ) 

Towne ( 0-6-10 



[245.] The same day Constable Nathaniell Clape Came to 
make vp his account of the Towne Rate Committed to him to 
Colect for the yeer 1671 the Sumin of which Rate was 50 ls 3 s 8 d 
and a smale Rate for pork, 15 s 8 d . 

M d that which the Constable was appointed to discharge did 
amount vnto 7 ls 6 s 8 d more then the Sume of the Rate viz : the 
glass for the meeting hous ..... 4 l3 14 s 6 d 

and other Charges. 
Imp. paid or ordered to be p d to Anthony New- ) 

ton for the child he tooke . . . . j 05-00-00 
It. to Nicholas Bolton for the meeting hous work 03 - 00 - 00 
It. to Nicholas George for Expences . . . 03-15-00 
It. to Capt. Clap as Deputy . . . . 02-05-00 
It. to Lift nt Capen as Deputy . . . . 02-05-00 
It. to him also for Recording for the yeer 71 . 01-00-00 
and to him also a dept due to him last yeer . . 00-19-00 
It. to Ensigne Hale for helping about Roger Bel- 

lenges farme 6" and goeing to wadeing Riuer 9 s 



to demolesh marks 
Also to him also for another Jorney to the same 
place 



00 - 15 - 00 
00 - 06 - 00 



It. to Roger Belleng for 4 days at Wadeing Riuer 00-12-00 

It. to Timothy Tilston the Constabl 4 days . . 00-12-00 

It. To Samuell Rigbe 4 days . . . . 00-12-00 

It. to Thomas Dauenport Jun r 4 days . . . 00-12-00 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 187 

It. To Amiell Weiks about Rogers farme . . 00-06-00 

It. to James Blake for his Jorney to plimoth . 00-05-06 

It. to Joseph Long for his hors to plimoth . . 00-05-06 
Thus fare he p'ceeded at this time. 

[246.] The Same day the Comittee appointed for the looking 
out a place for the meeting hous vpon Rocky hill, did on the day 
abouesaid (viz this 11 (9) 72) Vew the place or places ther about 
and did conclud of a place neer vnto the lime-kilme and soe to 
make returne therof to the Towne at the next publique towne meet- 
ing. 

At a publique Towne meeting the 2 (10) 1672. 

After the directory was orderly read, ther was some adjetation 
about changing a day of the Select mens meeting : viz : Wheras 
the Second Month by the directory is exempted as one of the fower 
months ; It is now agreed vnto by Voate that the theird month is 
exempted from meeting, and insteed therof they are to meet the 
Second Month for the time to come and it shalbe soe ordered in the 
directory. 

The same day it was Voted that one of the Constables for the 
time being from time to time shall attend the Select men at their 
Seauerall days meeting for to atend such seruices as the Select 
meet shall haue occassion for them ; and for their encuredgment 
they shall haue their diners at the towne charge. 

The same day it was p'posed to the Towne whether it weer not 
meete to chouse yeerty a man to be a Treasuerer, whose worke or 
office should be to take all accompts from Constables for Rates or 
fines or what other accompts doe belong vnto the towne, and to 
make disburstments for the towns vse and in Case of n6n payments 
by any, for to Isue out warrants to the Constables to distreine ; 
and the Tresurer to giue an acompt to the Select men at the end 
of the yeere, or at any time that the Select men shall see meete to 
reqoier it and from them to haue discharges. 

This being put to the Vote it was Voted in the affermatitie. 

The same day Nicholas Clap p'posed whether it weer not good 
to p r serue the latter feed in feilds vnto the p'prietors. 

Also at the same time the towne was Enformed of some damedge 
that bran tree men doth doe vpon o r Comons Swamps thes two last 
things and left to the Select men to Consider off. 

[247.] The same day it was p'posed to the towne whether 
they would giue to Daniell Elders a peice of ground according as 
the Select men shall Judge meete for the place or quantety, and 
one Such Conditions as they shall appoint not entrenching vpon 
mens p'ticular rights. 

The Vote was affermatiue. 

The same day it was Voted and agreed vnto that wheeras the 
Contry highwa}- is taken out of the deuissions lying at the end of 
the great lots it is agreed that the fower rods laid out at the end 
of the great lots should be alowed vnto such men as haue the way 
taken out of ther deuission lots in recompence. 

The same day was Chosen for Selectmen. 



188 CITY DOCUMENT No. !). 

M r Stoughton 29, Capt. Foster 24, Lift nt Capen 29, William 
Simmer 22, Ensigne Hale 17. 

for Recorder Lift nt Capen. 

for Treasurer Captin Foster 

for Raters Srg nt Clap Srg nt wiswell Srg nt preston. 

Supuisors of highways Isack Joanes, Timothy Tilston. 

and for the neck Amiell weeks 

The same day it was Concluded that M r Flint should haue eighty 
pounds for his labour in the minestry for the yeere that is past 
(out of which shall be deducted what each man haue put into the 
box the Sabboth da}'s) of which one fowerth part to be in money ; 
Indian Corne at 3 s p bl to the Rates peas at 3 s 6 d Rey 4 8 barly 4 s and 
wheat 5 s . 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 th (10) 72 

George Lyon at his request was granted liberty to take 600 of 
Rayles out of that land beyond the last deuission one the South 
side of Naponset if ther be timber enough fallen already tying 
downe to make soe man} T , if not then to take them out of that land 
beyond the line and not otherwise. 

The same day it was ordered that wheras great inconuenience 
Comes to the towne by mens selling allienating of ther lands and 
not acquainting the towne or Select men or Raters with the alliena- 
tion thereof, wherby when Rates are made, and afterward demanded, 
it fals out that the land was allienated before the Rate was made 
[248.] for the p'vention whereof the futuer. It is ordered and 
heerby declared that if any man sell and allienate his land and not 
acquaint either the Selectmen or the Raters thereof before the next 
Rate made after the allienation that then he or they or that p'son 
whatsoeuer that soe allienats, shall be lyable to pay all Rates for 
such lands (as if not allienated) vntill enformation be made as 
aforesaid, and this to extend to al lands Rateable within the 
p'cincts of Dorchester. 

At a meeting of the Select men at Captin Fosters house the 23 
10 th 72 the Select men made an agreement with M r John Foster to 
be a Schole master as apears in the new book p. 98. 

The same day it was agreed that ther should be a town Rate 
made for the discharge of such depts as the towne are engaged in, 
and that the Recorder shall Isue out a warrant to the Raters to 
make this Rate knd alsoe a rate of 80 pounds for the minestry. 

The same day at the request of John Blackman it was granted 
him liberty to take some Cedar trees in some Swamps aboue bran- 
tree within the bounds of Dorchester, alsoe he is heerby empow- 
ered to take such trees as are ther already fallen although they are 
already Clouen out, p'uided it be not done by any belonging to our 
owne towne, and alsoe that he giue a true account of what is ther 
done, and to forbid any that he shall find ther trespassing vpon o r 
lands. 

The same day the Deacon Returned the names of such as had 
not paid their p'portions to the minesters Rates both the money 
Rate and the other Rate for the yeer 71 and it was ordered that 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 189 

warrant should be Issewed out to the Constable to Colect the 
same. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 11 th 72. 

Wheras it was Voted at a publique Towne meeting the 2 10 72 
that Goodman Games} 7 Edward Wiet and others conserned should 
haue alowance for the Contry highway that goes through ther de- 
uissions out of that 4 Rods laid at the end of the great lots, the 
Select men doe order and appoint that Amiell Weeks together 
with Lift nt Capen shall lay out this 4 rods they paying the 
Charges 

[249.] The same day it was ordered that wheras Complaint 
is made against James Minot, of his Cutting and Carting away of 
wood from the 500 acres Contrary to towne order. It is ordered 
that the Record r shall send forthwith an order to p'hibit him from 
p'ceeding to Cut or to cany away auy wood from thence, and that 
he appear before the Select men at ther next meeting which wilbe 
the Second Monday in Feburary to answer for what he haue 
already done. 

The same day John Plume came to the Select men to demand 
vpon what termes he should njoy that land granted him by the 
towne lying beyond the late deuissions on the North of Naponset 
neer to deadham mille : In answer therunto the Selectmen doe 
enjoyne the said plum that in Case hee doe enjo} 7 that land he 
shall build vpon it, and Hue theron with his famely within one 
whole yeer from the date heerof or elce not to expect to enjoy the 
land an} 7 longer, and if in Case he doe build and Hue as is afore- 
said, the said plum shall not alienate sell or let the whole or any 
p* therof vntill that he haue legally remoued and setled himself 
and his famely in some other towne and if in Case he doe remoue 
as aforesaid he shall not haue liberty to sell any more then the 
hous and three acres of land about it, and the remainder to re- 
turne to the towne, and if the said John plum shall dy his wife 
shall enjoy it for her life or ther children after them but not to 
allienate or sell any p l or the whole without liberty from the Select 
men if they see Cause to grant it : 

The same day the Raters returned the Rates which they weer 
ordered to make for the minestry of 80 ls and the towne rate 20 ls . 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 th 12. 72. 

Goodman pason had a motion to be p'posed to the towne that 
seeing his lot fales short of what it should be considering the high 
way that therfore the towne would be pleased to be satisfied with 
the way 3 rod broad from his hous west ward soe farr as his land 
doe extend, this was left to further Consideration. 

The same day ther was granted to Thomas Grant to take 100 of 
Railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day James Minot appeared to answer for his cutting 
and carrying away of wood from off the 500 acres, whose answer 
was that he was Ignorant of the [^5O.] order p'hibiting the Cut- 
ting of wood and that he had not cutt or ordered the Cutting 
downe of any tree for wood but what the Indians haue done Con- 
trary to his order. 

Also the same time he desiered liberty for timber to build a 



190 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

house about 16 foot long and 14 -wide and to have about Seauen or 
eight Cord of wood about Stantons ; this is granted p'uided it be not 
to Carry out of the towne. 

The same day it, was ordered that notice should be giuen to all 
the p'prietors within fence of the great lots, Six acre lots and 
Captins Neck vpland and meaddow to meete together on the next 
Second day being the 17 th this Instant at the meeting hous about 
12 of the Clock at farthest for to Consider of the fencing of that 
feild either in ginerall or p'ticuler as shall then be agreed by the 
p'prietors and Samuell paule and John Minot to giue notice heerof 
to p'sons Conserned. 

The same day ther was granted to the widdow Minot liberty to 
gitt one or two hundred of Railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day it was granted to John Memory liberty to take 
timber out of the 500 acres to build a hous of about 24 foot long 
and 16 or 18 wide. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 17 12 72 at M r Stoughtons 
house It was agreed that the Constables should be ordered to 
Colect and gather the first payment of the Subscriptions for the 
Collige and to appoint some place or places for the receaueing of 
it and transporting it to Boston and to be alowed for it out of the 
principle. 

The same day it was agreed that the Constables should be 
ordered to giue notice to the freemen to bring in their votes for 
Nomination of Majestrates and for the Choice of other officers as 
shall then be done on the 14 th of March by ten of the Clock and the 
inhabetants to meet about twelue of the Clock to giue ther ap'bation 
or dislike of the place pitcht vpon by the Committee for the meet- 
ing hous on Rocky hill. 

The same day it was agreed vnto that some distress should be 
made on the tenant at Captin Hudsons farme for some arrears of 
Rates which are unpaid. 

[251.] The same day the p'prietors of the great lots and six 
acre lots meet together at the meeting hous the Select men being 
p r sent and then It was agreed betweene the p'prietors that ther 
shall be a p'tition fence between the feild viz : on the North side 
of that lott which was M r Makepeas his lot from Timothy Tilstons 
stone wale to the west end of the great lot within fence, and from 
the fore mentioned place of Timothy Tilstones eastward soe farre as 
to the sea, and this p'tition fence to be made and maintained 
p'portionably by the owners of the land that is on this side of it, 
and by the owners of the land on the other side of it at an equall 
p'portion according to ther land they doe posess each man make- 
ing ther end fence, the meddow bearing p* of this p'tition fence 
according to p'portion : further by the land on this sid as is aboue 
said is intended only the great pastuer which lys on this side of it, 
and soe to be freed from all outsid fence which each man did for- 
merty make on this side of the greate lots, the pastuer making the 
one half of the fence soe fare as their land goe, and the other sid 
to make the other half, and alsoe a sufficcient gate Cross the way, 
and all the fence to be be made sufficcient for all sorts of Catle 
and hoggs : And to this agreement the p'prietors doe bind them 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 191 

seines and Successors vntill the major p 1 shall see cause to alter it 
this being put to the voate the Vote was in the Affermatiue. 
Signed by vs whose names are heer Subscribed. 

RICHARD LEEDS his marke ( - |o 
JAMES HUMFKEY THOMAS PEIRCE 

THOMAS TOLMAN SEN' THOMAS TOLMAN 

SAMUELL PAULE JOHN TOLMAN 

TIMOTHY TILSTONE WILLIAM TRESCOT 

JOHN MINOT ENOCK WISWELL 

OBEDIAH HAWS WILLIAM POND. 

This is a true Coppie of the originall which remains on file 
As Attests 

JOHN CAPEN, Record'. 



At a meeting of the Select men the 10 (1)72- 3. 

Ther was granted to Thomas Grant liberty to take two trees off 
from the 500 acres for to make posts and if thos trees doe not 
p'duce 50 posts then if he find any trees downe out of which he 
may make up the 50 posts he may soe doe p'uided he doe not 
trespas vpon trees that are fallen lately for spesciall vse. 

The same day M r John Foster, Mmiell Weeks, Roger Billeng and 
Thomas Swift Jun r are appointed to run the line betweene brantree 
and Dorchester from the top of the blew hills all along that line 
soe neer as they can to the patten line and they to giue notice 
timely to brantree men. 

And for the line betweene punkapage and Dorchester Joseph 
Homes and Timothy Tilston and the same men to run the line be- 
tweene Dorchester and melton, that is to say from Brantry line and 
the outsid of the last Six deuissions downe towards the Meaddow. 

And for the line between Dorchester and Deadham Sarg nt Clap, 
Srg nt pond and Srg nt Wiswell. 

And for the line between Dorchester and Rocksbery Lift nt John 
Capen, William Sumner and Nathanell Clap. 

The same day Ebenezer Clap was granted to take trees for sels 
and plates for a barne out of the Comons beyond the blew hils and 
alsoe liberty to take some Cedar trees for Clobords out of some of 
the Swamps in o r land be3'ond the blew hils, or if ther be any trees 
fallen by men of other towns either brantree men or others he may 
haue liberty to take such trees or bolts. 

The same day the Condition of Daniell Elders was taken into 
Consideration being in want of an habetation, and the Select men 
haue appointed Ensigne Hale and Enock Wiswell to looke out a 
place in the 500 acres neer to Stanton's that may be a Conuenient 
place for him and soe to lay out a peice of land for him and to 
make returne of what they doe in the p r rnisses. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence vewers 

for the Captins Neck } 
for that p l of the great 



192 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

[353.] for the feild behind j James Bird 

James Bird j John Blackman 

for the feild behind M" ) EnQck wiswell 

Joans and before Enock M oadesly 

Wiswells old house J 
for the feild behind M r j Richard Baker 

Stoughtons j John Withington 



All Corne fields to be Cleered by the first of aprill and the fence 
vewers to vew fences by the 2 or 3 of aprill. All fences to be 
made vp by the 25 march 73. 

At a meeting of the Freemen the 14 (1)7 2-3 ther was chosen 
for Deputys for the yeer ensewing Captin Clap, Captin Foster. 

and william Sumner Chosen Comissin' to Gary the Votes to 
Boston. 

The same day vpon the occasion of warning of a meeting of the 
towne about the meeting hous it was ordered that henceforth the 
Constables should haue orders in wrighting vnder the Recorders 
hand and the Constables to returne what they haue done therin. 

The same day the Comittee for the meeting house made Report 
of the place which they had pitcht vpon on the Rocky hill for to 
erect a meeting house which was neer to the lime-kelme and being 
put to the Vote Concerning ther ap'bation of the place by Seuer- 
ing the Company the Vote was in the Affermatue Viz 41 vots for 
it besids the Comittee and 25 votes against it : 

The same day Amiell Weeks and Henery Leadbetter weer 
Chosen Constables for the yeer Ensewing. 

The same day it was appointed that al p'sons shall bring in a 
note of the Number of their dry Catle to some of the Select men 
by the 25 of this Instant that soe an agreement may be made with 
the herds man. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 2 73 

John plum was called before the Select men to giue an accompt 
of his entertaining his Sonne Chub and his wife, whose answer 
was that his Sonne in law was gon and the Select men ordered 
him to discharge the towne of his daughter alsoe, forthwith. 

[354.] The same day Johnathan Birch being Sumoned 
appeared before the Select men to answer for his being resident heer 
in this towne seeing he had been out of this towne at Lanchester 
about fower mouths The said Burch is ordered forthwith to Cleere 
the towne and not to Continue heer. 

The same day Lift nt Capen and William Sumner are appointed 
to run the line between the 400 acrs laid out betweene Melton 
and Dorchester and to Joyne with them Some of Melton. 

The same da}' ther was a returne made of thos that did run the 
line between Deadham and Dorchester to the furthest extent and 
it is vpon file. 

The same day it was ordered that the fence vewers of the neck 
from yeer to yeer shall take care to see that the gate belonging to 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 193 

the Neck be hung vp and put in order and they are to be satisfied 
for it. 

The same day in order to the Subscription for the Castle repaira- 
tion it is ordered that Captin Foster, Lift nt Capen, Ensigne Hale 
and William Sumner shall Each of them take a Sargent with them 
and goe to the Seauerall Squadrons and take ther Subscriptions. 

The same day it was ordered that Obediah Haws and Robt. 
Spur are appointed to looke after Hoggs that are vn}T>ked and 
vnringed ; and if they find any such they are to demand and 
receaue 4 d p swine for all that are vnyoked and vnringed for the 
first ofence and for the Second ofence Six pence and if they 
refuse to pay then to impound them till satisfaction be made and 
if complaint be made of this mens neglect vpon any man's Enform- 
ing of them, then they shall be lyable to pay such a fine as the 
Select men shall see meete to impose vpon them or either of them. 

The same day it was ordered that John plum shall look after all 
horses that goe vpon the Comons Contrary to towne order and hee 
to haue the one half of the fine for his labour and the other to the 
vs of the towne. 

The same day Nicholas George was alowed to kepe an publique 
house of entertain ement if the Hon* 1 Court will admitt of it. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 28 2 72 on atraining day It 
was ordered that Robt Stiles and John Merifeild shall be fence 
vewers for the 20 acre lots. 

The same day it was ordered that Joseph Weeks shall haue the 
keeping of the Lock for the pound (he p'uiding one) and to re- 
ceaue in and lett out as the Case may requier. 

[255.] The same day it was ordered that the Recorder should 
draw vp some thing which may be p r sented to the County Court 
respecting Johnathan Birch who remains in the towne notwith- 
standing warning giuen him to dep'. 

The 10 th of the 3 M 1673 Captin Clape being Chosen formerly 
to serve as deputy at the generall Court, and the Court finding a 
necessety of his p r sence at the Castle in thes troublesome times 
(and vpon their notice giuen to the freemen that they may chouse 
another deputy) the freemen being called together vpon the day 
aforesaid made Choice of Lift nt John Capen to serue as deputy for 
the j'eere ensewing. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Dorchester this 9 th day of June 
1673 The Select men did lett vnto John Farrington of Deadham 
all that meaddow vp in the Contrey neer vnto the three hundred 
acres which Captin William Hudson had by Contract of Dorches- 
ter Select men ; That Farme being excepted, and Roger Billeng 
his farme lately laid out ; the rest of the Meaddow we doe lett 
vnto the fore said John Farrington ; And doe Authoriz the said Far- 
rington or his order to Mow the same, And for what hee or to his 
order shall be ther gotten he shall pay one shilling p loade, and 
we doe heerby inhibit all other p'sons from intermedling with any 
of this Meaddow to his p r jeddice, and doe engage to maintaine him 
in the vse and improuement of it. 

Signed by HOPESTILL FOSTER 

JOHN CAPEN Sen r 
WILLIAM SUMNER 
RICHARD HALE. 



194 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

This is a true Coppie of that which was deliuered vnto John Far- 
rington as attests John Capen Record* 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 th 4 1673 Joseph Birch was 
caled before the Select men to answer for his Idlenes whose an- 
swer was that for the p'sent he had noe yron nor Coles but he 
would Endeauer to reforme. 

The same day it was ordered that Robt. Stiles should haue some 
supply made to him in respect of Corne and that the Treasurer *of 
the Towne may deliuer him two or three bushels of Corne at his 
descretion to be alowed in his accompt. 

[256.] The same day a letter was sent to peter Woodward 
of Deadham and M r Woodcock beyond Wadeing Riuer to inhibit 
the faling of Ceder trees in o r Swamps the Coppies therof remaine 
on fill. 

The same day returne was made of runing the line between Dor- 
chester and Rocksbery at large and is on fille. 

As alsoe the line between Dorchester and Brantree from the top 
of the blew hils soe farre as Tanton path and is on file. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 th (7) 1673. 

M rs Hollaway of Boston Came before the Select men and did 
desier that it might be p'posed to the towne at their next publique 
meeting, that they would be pleased to grant her one hundred and 
fifty acres of land which was formerly laid out about woodcock 
well or ther about. 

At a meeting of the Select men on a training day on the 13 8 73 
Samuell Rigby was called before the. Select men to giue answer 
vnto him of his desolute liuing, and neglecting his calling, and 
other misdemeanors and after seriouse admonition giuen to him of 
reformation he was requiered and appointed to appeare before the 
Select men at their next meeting in Nouember to giue an accompt 
of his maner of liueing or reformation if it may be. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 17 (9) 73 being a weeke 
after their vsuall time vpon some occassion. 

The Constable Obediah Swift Came to make up his accompt for 
the Towne Rate Comitted to him to Colect made for the yeer 1672 
the Sume of which Rate was 20 1 " 8 7. 

Imp. to Nicholas Bolton 3-0-0 

It. to Nicholas George 3-7-8 

It. to Rich. Leeds for Corne to Merifeld and for J a > 

bl. of Malt and runing the line . . . . J - 6 - 9 
It. to Rich. Withington and James Whit for worke j 

and nailes at the meeting house . . . . j - 5 - 6 

It. to Ezra Moss, for a woolfe killing . . . 0-3-10 
the rest was p d by the other Constable paule. 

It. to Samuell pitcher attendance at Court . . 0-1-6 

It. to William Sumner as deputy . . . . 5-17-0 

It. to Tho. Tolman Sen r for worke about the Carridg 0-3-8 

It. to John Tolman for the like worke . . . 0-2-4 

It. to Thomas Tilstone for the like worke . . 0-3-2 

It. to Timothy fibster about the Gunn . . . 0-3-1 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 195 

[257.] It. to Joseph Long for keeping of ) 

Frances Bakon J - 1 - 8 

It. to Capt. Foster and his Sonne in p* of what fell \ 

short for the } 7 eer 71 which was 7-6-8. . f 4 - 2 T- 3 
It. to Nathan Bradly for a woolf killing 6 s the re- j 

mainder p d by Constable paule . . . . j 6 - 
It. to Augustin Clement for worke at the meeting ) 

house JO- 11 -6 

It. to William pond for work 0-7-6 

It. to Richard and Mathias Euens the remainder of ) 

the 17 8 6 d which was not p d by Sainuell paull . J - 7-11 



19-11- 3 

The 27 9 73 Constable Samuell paule gaue in an accompt of the 
remainder of the minester Rate for the yeer 71 Comitted to him to 
gather the Sume wherof was 13-6-9 ther being 10 ls aded to 
this Rate for the vse of the towne. 
Imp. p d by Seauerall to M r Flint 5 1 ' 4' 4 d of which ) 

the most of them was Reckoned for by M r Flint >- lg , d 

and the Deacon . . . . . . . ) 5 - 4 - 4 

It. wheras ther was 17 s 6 due to Richard and Mathias \ 

Euens for work at the meeting hous the Constable > - 9 - 7 

haue p d them out of this Rate . . . . J 
The rest p d by Constable Swift as aboue. 
It. p d to Nathan Bradly, or Hix by his order for kill- ) 

ing a woolf 4" the rest by Obediah Swift . . J - 4 - 
It. p d to Ezra Moss for a woolf . . .0-6-2 

It. p d to Nicholas George in Malt towards expences ) 

for the yeer 73 fl-0-0 

Also Elder Humfrey his Rate not paid . . . 0-19-5 
and Hudsons farme not paid . . . . . 0-13-4 
It. Jn Merifeilds Rate for which M r Flint haue giuen ") 

Credit for it j - 3 - 10 

It. Joseph Grarnes} 7 s Rate not p d . . . . 0-1-3 
and James Womsly . . . . . .0-1-3 

[258] It. Ezra Claps Rate vnpaid but vnder- ) 

taken for by Deacon Capen . . . . ) - 1 - 5 

It. Robt. Stiles Rate vnpaid 0-4-5 

It. p d to the Towne Treasurer Capt. Foster . . 0-13-8 

10- 2-8 
Remaines yet behind 3 1 ' 4 f 3 d . 

At a Generall Town meeting the 1 (10) 1673. 

After the Directory was read ther was a petition p r sented by 
some who weer depriued of their meaddow at the blew hils desier- 
ing satisfaction : after some adjetation it was referred to the Con- 
sideration of the Select men that shall be chosen to p'pare an 
answer against the towne meeting in March next. 



196 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The same day ther was chosen for Select men M r Stoughton, 
Capt Foster, Lift nt Jn Capen, Ensigne Hale, William Sumner. 
and for Recorder Jn Capen Sen 1 
and- for Raters Srg nt Clap Sr nt Blake Srg nt pond, 
for Supuisors of highway Samuell Robinson Jn Withington. 

The same day it was agreed vnto to alow vnto Mr Flint ninty 
pounds for his labour for the yeer past which will be ended the 
last of this month : and a quarter p l to be p d in money of which 
thos that haue put in Contribution to be alowed. 

The same day M rs Hollways motion of 150 acrs of land to be 
giuen her was p'pounded and Voted in the Negatiue. 
At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (10) 73. 
Nathan Bradly vpon his petition to sell Cider by retaile the 
Select men considering his low Condition grants him libertie soe 
to doe with the ap'bation of the Court he obserueing to keepe 
good order in soe doeing and attending the law therin. 

[359.] The same day it is granted to Nathan Bradly liberty 
to take two or three load of timber off from the 500 acres towards 
the building him a hous. 

The same day Samuell Hix p'sented a letter from his Brother 
Zackery Hix of Cambridg wherin he requested that his aged 
mother might be entertained in the house of Samuell Hix and the 
said Zackery vntertaks for the secuerety of the towne : the which 
is granted on condition that the said Zackery Hix doe Come 
p'sonaly and engage to the Select men for the Securety of the 
towne. 

The same day it was ordered that the Raters should be 
requiered to make a Rate of 92 ls for the vse of the minestry of 
which M r Flint is to haue 90 ls for the } T er past and the other 40 s is 
for alowance for some that are low in their estates and it may be 
not able to pay their p'portions. 

The same day at the request of Isack Ryall ther was granted to 
him liberty to take about 100 of Railes and 30 posts out of the 
500 acrs. 

The same day at the request of Thomas Daunport Jun r ther was 
granted to him liberty to take 8 loads of timber towards the 
building him a house out of the 500 acrs. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 11 73 
Samuell Hix was sent for to answer for his entertaining of his 
mother into this towne before securety be giuen to Secuer the 
towne and he is appointed the next Second day to giue in Secuety. 
The same day Richard Leeds brought in an ace* of expences on 
Frances Bacon which amounts to I 1 " 7 s out of which he alows her 
for her labor and a p'cell of woole he had of her 23 s and the 
Select men orders him to receaue one pound Six shillings more out 
of the towne rate. 

The same day the Deacon made returne of Seauerall that had 
not paid their p' portion to the maintenance of the minestry for 
the 3'eer 72 and a warant was Issued for the Constables to leuy 
the same Viz : Constable Amiell weiks. 

[26O.] The same da}* Richard Withington and henery 
Garuesy appeared and desiered that the high way at the end of 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 197 

the great lots might be determined to which end the Sixth day of 
this week being the 16 instant is appointed for p'sons concerned 
to meet on the place but that day proued not fitt in regard of 
Snow but the 23 12 73. 

The same day it was granted that Robt. Stiles should haue 
20 s in Corne if it can be had for his p r sent releife. 

About the same time the Rates weer deliuered to the Consta- 
bles to Colect Viz the Sume of the Castle Rate of thos that 
Contributed and thos that did not Contribute amounted to 52 ls 10* 
ll d and the Contry Rate amounted vnto 37-15-9 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 12 73. 

It was ordered that the meeting hous bell (being broken and 
it may be dangerous to be rung ; it shall not be rung any more 
but speedily taken downe and meanes vsed to Conueigh it to Eng- 
land that another may be p'cuered either ther or elce wher. 

The same day Thomas Dauenport Sen r brought Steueh Hoppin 
Sen r who tooke an oath about high ways to the fresh Marsh and 
alowance of land about the Marsh to sett hay on the which is on 
file. 

The same day it was agreed that this day fortnight being 23 12 
is appointed to meet on the land at the end of the great lots to 
setle the line and conclud wher the high way lys. 

The same day it was ordered that the Rates of Robt. Stiles, 
Elder Minot, M rs Atherton and Samuell Minot for the jeer 70 the 
Sume of all being 6 s 8 d it shal be paid out of the towne Rate. 

The same day it was granted to James Foster liberty to take 
about 15 or 16 loads of timber out of the 500 acres towards the 
building him an house. 

looke for more orders made the same da}' p 226 omitted heer in 
order 

[261.] At a meeting of the Select men the 9 (1) 7f 

Joseph Long p r sented a petition to haue liberty to sell Cidar the 
which petition is on file. 

The same day Richard Mather, Hopestill Humphry, Isack 
Humphr}- and John Trescot p r ferred a petition to haue libertie to 
erect a seate in the meeting hous at the west end of the pulpitt, 
the which is granted to them p'uided that if any damedg com to 
the Window by that means the} 7 shall repaire it. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence vewers for the 
Captins Neck Richard Leeds, John Breck 
for that p* of the great lots beyond Timothy ) Thomas Trot 

Tilstones j Israeli How 

for the feild behind James Bird, ) John Bird 

/ Obediah Haws 
for the feild behind M Joanes and before Enock ) Srg nt Clap. 

wiswels old hous J Isack Joanes 

for the feild behind Mr. Stoughtons, ) Amiell Weeks 

) John Baker 
for the neck of land, ) Nehemiah Clap 

j Hopestill Clap 

for cleering the neck of Catell, ) Israeli Mead 

J Tho. Moadesly 



198 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

All fences to be made vp by the 25 March 7f and all Corne fields 
to be cleered of Catell by the 1 Aprill. 

The 16 (1) 7f ther was appointed fence Vewers of the 20 acre 
lots Elder Humphry and Rich Baker 

The same day John Tolman and William Weeks are appointed 
to see to the execution of the Towne order Concerning the }*okeing 
and Ringing of hogs as the order expresseth viz ringing all the 
yeer and once in euery month they are Enjoyned to goe about to 
p'secute the order and oftener if any Complaint be made to them 
of hoges being vn}^oked or vnringed as the order expresseth and 
for euery neglect heerin they are to be fined 5" to be leauyed vpon 
ther estate half for the enformer and the other for the vse of the 
towne. 



At a meeting of the freemen the 10 th (1) 7J- 

Ther was chosen Deputys for the yeer ensewing beginning the 
yeer at the Court of Election. 

Captin Hopestill Foster and Lift nt John Capen. 

Lift nt John Capen as Commissioner to carry the votes to boston 
at the time appointed. 

Alsoe at the same time was Chosen for Constable Thomas Peirce 
and John Capen Jun r . 

The same day it was p'posed and put to the vote whether ther 
should be a Schoole Master p'cuered as formerly to teach both 
English and Lattin and to wright at the Schole-house and that the 
Select men doe take care therein. 

The vote was in the Affermatiue. 

The same day the orders formerly made and not yett repealled 
was read concerning hogs ther being yoked and ringed and fences 
and fens vewers power and Care and also the order of Court and 
Towne respecting horses. 

The 9 12 73 ther was granted to Enock Wiswell a liberty to 
Entertaine Margeret the Seruant of Goodman Sweet of Boston 
vntill the next meeting of the Select men and that without a penalty 
the which at the next meeting he did ingage to secuer the towne as 
in the new book appears. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constabl should giue 
notice to the Freemen to meet on the 10th (1) 7f to bring in Votes 
for Nomination of Majestrats. 

Me thes two last orders should haue been placed in p. 260. 

[263.] In Referance to an order made the 9 12 73 appointing 
some to vew the highway at the end of the great lots and to deter- 
min wher it shall ly it is as followeth 

23 12 73 

viz M r Stoughton Capt. Foster, Lift nt Capen, William Sumner, 
Ensigne Hale, Rich Withington, Samuell Robinson, M r Timothy 
Mather, Tho. Lake and others Concerned being p'sent, Amiell 
weeks was desiered with his Instruments to fetch the line from two 
marks shewed by Ensigne Hale (the first of the marks he did 
aferme vnto of his knowlidg) to see how that line would direct, 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 199 

the which he did beginning at thos marks in Ensigne hale his 
pastuer vntill he came past Richard Bakers lot, but saw that line 
run two much in vpon the deuissions, and therfore gaue ouer that 
line, then he measuered the lenth of the deuission lots vpon a line 
between M r pattens lot and George procters and found it 84 rod 
and then he went to the line between M r Duncans lot and Capt. 
Foster and found it the same lenth as the other which made vs 
conclud that the way lay on that side of the line next the deuissions 
and the former act done as in p. 260 about staking out 4 rods at 
the end of Wiet Spurs and Garnes3's lot ends was nullefied and 
the staks pluckt vp. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 2 74 

Heneiy Garnesy appeared before the Select men and manifested 
his willingnes to entertaine Frances Bacon from the day of the 
date hereof vntell the next meeting of the Select men which wil be 
in the fowert month next and in Case he like her he shall be willing 
to keepe her longer. 

The same day it was granted to Increas Sumner liberty to take 
about 7 or 8 load of timber out of the 500 acrs towards the 
building him an house. 

The same day ther was granted to Nicholas George libertie to 
keep an house of publique entertainement if the Court p'mitt of it. 

[264.] At a meeting of the Select men the 8 4 74. 

It is ordered that the burying place shall be fenced in with a 
stone wall and notice is to be giuen to the towne upon some lectuer 
day and the time then to be appointed both for teemes and hands 
for the efecting of it some time the latter end of this Sumer. 

The same day an order was directed to the Constable to demand 
and receaue twenty shillings of John plumb for entertaining his 
Sonne in law Chub and his wife contrary to towne order and alsoe 
to giue plumb notice that he despach the said Chub and his wife 
a way and Cleer the towne of them as he will further answer the 
penalty of the towne order p r scribed therin. 

At a towne meeting the 17 4 74 in referrance to the foresaid 
order made by the Select men the 8 th of this Instant Conserning 
the fenceing in of the burying place, the towne did by their Vote 
referr the matter to the Select men to order the time when to be 
done and the maner how and anything elce for the efecting of it. 

The 19 th (6) 74 Roger Billeng was Chosen Commissioner for the 
Contry Rate. 

Me. the Sume of the Contry Rate made the 26 (6) 74 deliuered 
to the Comisioner is 39 ls O 8 6 d . 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 (7) 74 

The Constable was appointed to speake with Will Chaplin and 
giue him notice that Complaint is made of some abuse that is 
Committed at or about his house by playing at kitle-pins and 
expending of time Idly, and therfore that he reforme such abuse 
vnless furthe Cource be taken and that he doe forewarne him not to 
sell beare without licence vpon his perill. 

[265.] The same day John Plumb appeared before the Select 



200 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

men and requested that he might receaue the p&y for that timber 
which he formerly sold to Jonathan farebanks which was taken off 
from the land vp by Deadham which was forfitted by his neglect. 

The same day in referance to a towne vote wherin they did 
Commit it to the Select men to order the fenceing in of the burying 
place the Select men doe appoint John Homes and Obediah Haws 
to see that it be done by calling vpon such men as haue teenies 
and hands and keepe an accompt of what is done and to be paid out 
of the towne rate and that the outside be done first and then the 
sid next to the feild and that it be made fower foot and a half high 
and faced both sids. 

The same day at the request of Nicholas Lawrance for a little 
peice of land by the Clay pits for to set p* of a barne or Cowhouse 
vpon it the Select men doe Comite that business to Mr. Stoughton 
and John Capen Sen r to act therin as they shall Judg meete without 
to much p r jedice to the towne or nightbors Concerned. 

The same day John Browne was Called before the Select men to 
answer for his maner of liueing and was aclnised or admoneshed to 
attend famely Gouerment in the place where he did reside and that 
he be dillegent in his Calling. 

The same da} r Ensigne Richard Hale was desiered and empow- 
ered to see that the Scholehous be repaiered either by clabording 
or shingleing the Roofe and to take an ace* what is done and to be 
paid out of the towne rate. 

The same day at the request of the Select men vnto Richard 
Baker of Dorchester to lend for the vse of the towne the Sume of 
three pounds ten shillings in money for the payment of the remain- 
der of the money rate 

[he the 
which was due to M r . Flint 

[looke more of this p. 268] 

[266.] A note of the ace* of William Trescot Concerning 
the rent of the minestry land taken notice off it heer to gether 
though credit be giuen for it in several other places and accounts. 

Me the yeer 1672 was the first yeer that he entered into pay 
and then he was to pay fiue pounds which was p d as followeth. 
It. dl. to M' Flint 600 and J of Clobord for which 

M r Flint is dept r dl. by Samuell Trescot . . 1-11-3 
It. by 500f of Clobord dl. to Jn Capen Jun r for 

which his father p d on ace* with the towne . . 1-8-9 
It. by Ebenezer Withington which by Sam Trescots " 

order he pays to Jn Capen Sen r on ace 1 also with 

the towne . . . . . . .2-0-1 

It. by 600 of Clobord left in Lift* Capens orchyard "| 

of which Lift 4 had fower hundred and forty and > 

Capt. Foster had 125 the rest lost . . . J 1 - 10 - 
It. b} r what he p d to Capt. Foster by himself and ) 

Samuell as by the Captins ace* appears . . J 1-14-0 
It. by 600 of Clobord for the Scholhous which EnO 

sign Hale sold to Jn Bird for mone} 7 to buy nails > 

for the Scholehous . . . . . Jl-10-0 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 201 



It. by John Trescot appointed by Samuell Trescot ^ 
on ace* with John Capen Sen r which is accounted > 
for between the towne and him . . . . j 1 - 2 - 

It. by Samuell Trescot on ace* with Lift. Capen . 0-4-0 



11 - 0- 
Me. the aboue said sume of ll ls was p d b} r Samuell 

Trescot for the yeer 72 and 73 which was the two 

yeers he had it of his father. 
Towards the yeers 74 and 75 William Trescot haue p d as 

followeth which should be fifteen pound 

.Recc. of M r Flint by order of W. Trescot . . 2-6-0 

Recc. of Tho. Bird by order &c 1-0-0 

Recc. of Nehemiah Clap p order of W. T. . . 1 - - 

Recc. of Widdow Gornell p. order &c. . . . 1-0-6 

Recc. by Lift. Capen on ace* with W. T. . . 4-0-0 
Me al these sums last mentioned weere p d to Lift. 

Capen and discounted by him with the town as by 

his ace* doe appear 

Recc. of Henry Glouer for p' of his rent whill he^) 
Occupi it p d to Jn Capen in bark and bill and I 
discounted with the towne as on his ace* will j 
appeer p. 293 old book J 7- 5- 

It. Henery Glouer left in the hands of Obediahl 
Swift 6 l8 10 s which Obediah haue engaged to pay > 
and Glouer haue a receipt as p* of his rent . ) 6 - 10 - 

It. more p d by Henry Glouer in 4 q of beif and a 1 

hid . .' .".-.'. j 4 - 10 - 

[Page 267 blank.] 

[268.] Continued from p. 265. 

he the said Richard Baker doe pr'mise soe to doe and the Select 
men for the time being doe Engage that it be repaied to him 
againe, and M r Stoughton engageth to see that the Select men 
doe p'forme what is heer p'mised this dett discharged to Richerd 
bacor, as acknoliged by me. James Baker, this 14 th : 10 :1691 : 

Me. Frances Bakon went to Thomas Moadestys house the 7 th 
of May 1674 and she lay in about the 2 of (5) 74. 

Thomas Moadesly haue receaued of Richard Leeds fower 
bushels of Indian Corne at 12 s and two bushels of Rey at 8" 
also he receaued of John Gornell l ls 5 s and for her work before 
she lay in 10 s 6 d and Since her lying in 3 s 6 d . 

And ther was due to him for 16 weeks boarding at his house, 
both for her lying in and her diet and attendance and all expences 
fine pounds, of which is paid in the p'ticulers aboue said the Sume 
of 2 18 19 s 

Rest due to Tho: Moadesly this 14 (7) 74 : 2 l8 - 1 s - 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 (9) 74 

The Constables Viz : Henery Leadbetter and Amiell Weeks gaue 
in their ace' of the rates Comitted to them to Colect the Gentry and 
towne rate both together being 37 l8 - 15" - 9 d and the Castle rate 52 - 
10-11 as followeth 



202 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Imp to the Gentry Treasurer . . . . 29-2-4 

It. to Captin Foster 02-0-0 

It. to Nicholas George the other 20 s he had in malt 02 - 12 - 

It. to Lift nt Capen p l of his dew . . . . 01-10-0 

It. to Nicholas Bolton and 20 s he had in Clobords 02-00- 

It. to Amiell weeks for riming a line . . . 00-10-0 

It. to M r Jn Foster for the same line . . . 00-06-0 

It. to Tho. Swift for the same line . . 00-06-0 

It. to Roger Billeng for the same line and other ) nn ., A n 

S~*1 f \)\J "~" 1.TC "~ \) 

Charges j 

It. to Srg nt Clap for Deadham line . . 00-09-0 

It. to Srg nt pond for the same line . . . 00-09-0 

It. to William Sumner 00-08-4 

It. to Nathanell Clap 00-02-06 

It. to Glass for the meeting house . . . 00-14-02 

It. to William Nahatton for a woolf killing . . 00-05-0 

It. to Robt. Stiles for his releife . . . . 01-00-0 

It. to Obediah Swift for worke . . . . 00-07-6 

[269.1 It. to Israeli Euered of Deadham) n 1n n 

forSwolues. . j 

It. to Timothy Tilston for a line between pun- 1 AA A A 

j r 00 06 

capage and vs .. . . . . j 

It. to Joseph Homes for the same line . . . 00-06-0 

It. to Obediah Haws for rates vnpaid . . . 00-04-0 

It. to Rich. Leeds for Frances Bacon . . . 01-06-0 

It. to Jn Tol man for worke about wheels . . 00-03-1 

It. to Tho. Tilston for worke about Guns . . 00-03-0 

It. to Timothy Foster about the Carredges . . 00-01-11 

46-15-10 

also the ace* of the Castle rate being colected by the same Con- 
stable the rate being 52 10 11 

Imp to seuerall men as by bill exprest . . . 23-19-06 
It. to Capt. Foster and his order . . . . 13-10-00 

It. to Capt. Foster againe 02-12-00 

It. to Daniell preston 02-09-00 

42-10-06 

Me the Treasurer of the Castle should haue 44 1 ' 
It. Jn Blackman fell short his rate . . . 0-7-6 

It. Capt. Hudson paid not both rates . . . 11-0 

Reckoned with the Constables Viz Henery Leadbetter and Amiell 
Weeks for the Contry rate and Castle rate and towne rate, and they 
are accquitted and discharged and their ace 1 is ballanced this 
9 9 74. 

The same day it was Concluded by the Select men for the time 
being that shalbe, shall Commence an action against some of thos 
that haue entered vpon o r lands beyond Walnmans ordinary and 
about wadeing riuer and bring it to a try all and p e secut it to 
effect. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 203 

The same day Thomas Swift Jun r and Henery Leadbetter is de- 
siered and empowered to enquier after witnesses to p'mote the 
bussines aforesaid. 

The same day the Condition of Frances Bacon was taken in 
Consideration being destitue of a habetation. It is ordered by the 
Select men [27O.] that she shall be p'uided for in the famelys as 
they are drawn vp in a list and to be fortnight at a place or more 
if the famely be willing to entertaine her and such a famely is to be 
alowed 3 s p weeke and her worke for she and her Child and soe to 
be p'portioned accordingly out of the towne rate and that which the 
Court appointed John Gornell to pay is to goe towards beding or 
Clothing as the Select men shall appoint. 

The same day it was appointed that William Sumner and Ensigne 
Hale shall vew a place for a foote bridge ouer mother brooks riuer 
in the way to deadham and to appoint the Sup'uisors of the high 
wa3^s to call vpon fitt p'sons to help as neede requier. 

At a publique Towne meeting the 7 (10) 74 

After the directory was read Capt. Roger Clap made a motion 
and Request that seeing ther is some differance between himself 
and some other p'prietors of vpland bordering vpon his Meaddow 
at the neck of land, he desiers that the towne would appoint some 
men to determine and state the bounds. In answer to his petition 
the towne by a vote did appoint Ensigne Hale, Richard Baker and 
Lift nt Jn Capen to be the men for to efect and state the bounds 
and this is with the Consent of Capt. Clap and William Sumner : 
The returne is in New book p 103. 

The same day it was ordered that vpon the ginerall towne meet- 
ing in the tenth Month from } r eer to yeer thos that haue not paid 
their p'portions to the minestry for the yeer past their names 
together with their Sumes shall be published on that day. 

[371,] The same day at the request of Nathaniell Clap to ex- 
chang that peice of land on which the house stands which belongs 
to the Church and Schole giuen by John Clap, the towne by Vote 
doe leaue it to the Select men to act therin as they Judg meete. 

The same day at the request of Mathias Euans for a place to set 
a house on neer to his orchyard the towne leaues it to the Select 
men to Vew the place and act therin as they see meet. 

The same da} r Henery Leadbetter was chosen to be aded to the 
Comittee concerning the meeting house in the steed of Augustin 
Clement which is dead. 

By way of explaination of the Vote Concerning the erecting a 
new meeting house wherby a Comittee stand appointed for the 
Carrying on that work. It is declared, and Voted that the said 
Comittee or the Major p* of them shall haue full power to make all 
agreements and bargains Concerning the p'misses and what Sume 
or Sums they agree for and Engage shal be discharged both for 
quantetie and kind by a publique Rate vpon the inhabetants and 
p'prietors as in other publique Charges. 

The same day it was ordered that M r Flint should haue ninety 
pound for his labour in the minestry for the yeer ending the first 
of January next wherof one quarter p 1 to be in money. 



204 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The same clay (ther was Chosen) for Select men M r Stoughton, 
Capt Foster, Lift nt Capen, William Sumner, Ensigne Hale. 

Raters Srg nt Clap Deakon Blake Srg nt preston 

Sup'uisors Jn Tolman, Obediah Swift. 

for Recorder Lift nt Jn Capen. 

[272.] Sup'uisors of the Way to the neck, the Comittee that 
was the last veer appointed Viz William Sumner, Srg nt Clap, 
Isacke Joanes, Deacon Blake and Timothy in the roome or steed 
of Augustin Clement or the Major p* of them. 

The same day it was Voted that the Sup'uisors of the high ways 
for the time being and soe from yeer to veer shall keepe an exact 
accompt of those that doe afford help either with hands or teemes 
and deliuer it or a Coppie therof vnto the next Sup'uisors that soe 
equallety may be attended. 

The Vote was Affermatiue. 

At a meeting of the Select men of Dorchester the 14 th of the 
10 th Mo. 1674 

It is ordered by the Select men that wheras ther is much hurt 
and damedg done in o r Comon lands both in our Swamps and 
vpland both Cedar and other timber notwithstanding all former 
orders that haue been made to p r uent the same. It is therfore or- 
dered that Ensigne Richard Hale, Srg nt William pond, Richard 
Withington, Roger Billeng, Hener} 7 Leadbetter, Timothy Tilstone 
and Samuell pale thes men are Nominated and appointed and em- 
powered to take speccall Notice of any that shall fale or take any 
timber either Oake or Cedar or any other wood or timber by any 
within o r towne or by any out of o r towne vnder p'tence of their 
owne or freinds Rights, except they haue speccall leaue from the 
Select men of Dorchester or such as they shall appoint, And if 
thes men or any of them shall know of any breach of order it shal 
be lawfull for them or any of them to Seak or take or Cause to be 
tooke, for the vse of the towne such timber or stufe as they shall 
find taken Contrary to order, and further thes men or some of them 
(as they shall agree together) shall goe and take a Vew once euery 
Month or oftener as they Judg meet, not excluding any other p'son 
in the towne from doeing the like. 

[273.] Further it is ordered that noe man shall imploy an} r 
Indian to Cutt or gitt bolts or Clobord or shingle except the}' leaue 
the order or Coppy of the order with him, which the p'sons who 
doe imploy them haue obtained from the Select men Signed by the 
Recorder, that soe it may appeare (to such as are to take a Vew) 
whether they doe it by order or not, and that noe timber or Clo- 
bords or Shingle in bolts or otherwise or wood or barke shall be 
sold or disposed to any out of the towne, either directly or indirect- 
ly, and if thes men or any of them can make any discouery or 
proofe of any that doe or any that haue done any thing contrary 
to this order the} 7 are to make report therof to the Select men, that 
some Cours may be taken with them by Way of action or other- 
wise, and this doe not repeale former orders Concerning wood or 
timber. 

The same day it was granted to Thomas Andrews liberty for to 
take timber off the 500 acrs for to build him a barne of 24 foote in 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 205 

lenth and 20 foote wide p'uided hee tak what timber his fathers 
lots will afford. 

The same day at the motion of Nathaniell Clap, and in referrance 
to the Voate of the towne the 7 th of this Instant in order to the Ex- 
chang of land that lys wheer M r Sensions house stood, the Select 
men doe appoint Richard Withington and Daniell preston to Vew 
the house and land and the land that he will giue in exchange, 
and as they doe Judge meete soe it shalbe determined. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 25 10 1674 vpon some other 
occassion Richard Withington was granted libertie to take 100 and 
halfe of railes off from the Comons. 

The same time ther was granted to Samuell and Barnard Capen 
libertie to take about 4 or 500 of Railes off from the 500 acres or 
other Comons and posts sutable. 

The same time it was ordered that the Raters should be called 
on to make a Rate for the minestiy of Ninty pounds and a Rate 
for the Schole and Towne of fifty pounds and to make their returne 
to the Select men at their next meetinge in January. 

[274.] At a meetinge of the Select men the 11 th of the 11 th 
Mo. 74. 

The Raters made Returne of the Rates Comitted to them to make, 
Viz the minesters Rate of 90 pound and the Schole and towne Rate 
of 50 ls 

The same day it was granted to Thomas Holman of melton 
power to fetch away any bolts or Clobord that are gotten by men 
of other townes, especcialy brantry men out of the Swamps belong- 
ing to Dorchester and bring them to his owne house and if the 
bolts or Clobord be more worth than his Cost in fetching them 
then to be Countable to the vse of the towne, and the said Thomas 
Holman doe engage to be Countable for the same. 

The same day at the request of Thomas Holman ther was granted 
to him libertie to take 3000 of Clobord out of the Swamps that are 
belonging to Dorchester p'uided that he doe not make sale of them 
to any out of o r Towne of Dorchester for their owne vse. 

The same day ther was granted to Thomas Swift of Milton liber- 
tie to take two load of Clobord for his owne vse. 

The same day ther was granted to M r Stotighton libertie to git 
Clobords for to Clobord his house about. 

The same day Captin Foster sent word to the Select men of his 
non acceptance of the place of a Select man. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 th 12 74 

Thomas Moadesly came and demanded pay for keeping of Fran- 
cis Bacon Six weeks after his last reconing for which he demands 
twent} T Shillings of which he receaued fiue shillings in money of 
M r Stoughton and fower shillings 9 d in money from seauerall p'sons 
on a training da} T Remains due to him ten shillings 3 d besids the 
former Bal lance of ace 1 which was 2 ls I 8 

Me. ther is charged on Jn Gornels ace* 2 ls 11" 3 d which is due 
Tho Modsly. 

The same day William Chaplin p'sented a petition to haue leaue 
to keepe an ordinary but it was not granted. 



206 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The same daj r it was ordered that the Constable shall giue notice 
to John pope that himself and such of his Children as are of Ca- 
paccetie for learning doe appeare before the Select men at their 
next meeting. 

[275.] The same day Richard Withington and Daniell pres- 
ton being ordered the 14 10 th 74 to Vew the house and land which 
was M r Sensions to Change it for land at neck of land they make 
returne that they Judge meete that when the house and land fall 
to the towne then he shall giue one acre of land for it Joyning to 
the Church land at the Neck to which the Select men doe agree 
that it shal be as they haue p'posed. 

The same day ther was granted to Increas Sumner libertie to git 
4 or 500 of Railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day ther was granted vnto Ensigne Hale libertie to git 
one or 200 of rails in the same place and sixtie posts to be taken 
of trees already fallen. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should deliuer 
out of the towne rate 3 bushels of Corne to Samuell Hill for his 
p r sent Supply. 

And if the Constable can p'cuer a litle meale for the supply of 
Daniell Elders he is ordered for to doe. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (1) 7| 

Consider Atherton was granted to haue 3 or 4 load of timber out 
of the 500 acrs for the repaiering of his house. 

The same day it was appointed that the line from the top of blew 
hils and soe at the head of Brantree shall be forth with run and 
that brantree men shall haue notice of it to Joyne with our men 
and the men Chosen for o r towne are Amiell Weeks Roger Belleng 
and John Capen Jun r 

The same day the Select men did (in referance to a towne Grant 
to Mathias Euens) lay out a peice of land for his hous to be set 
vpon Viz : ten foot from the backsid of his Seller vnto a Certaine 
rock neer about his wall and from the Corner from thence to a 
popler tree standing in or neer a bout the wale. 

The same day the Deacons p r sented a list of thos that had not 
paid their p'portions to the minesters rate for the yeer 73. 

the next in order is in pag 277. 

[276.] Capt. Fosters Ace* when Treasurer 1663 and the next 
yeer 64. 

Capt. Foster Dept r to the Towne. 
Imp. by Jn Farington 4 bis wheat 4 bis Rey and 8 



bis. Endian 
same day of John pigg 2 bis wheat 13 bis and 1 peck 

Jndian 23 (3) 3 bis Rey all is ^ . 
Recc. of Srg nt Elice on the same ace. of rent 3 bis 

wheat . 



03-01-6 
03-01-9 



00-15-0 



06-18-3 
of Samuell Trescot by his fathers order a p* of his ") 

rent the yeer 72 . j 00 - 17 - 

of goodman Trescot as p* of his rent 73 . . . 00-17-0 



DORCHESTER TOWN KECORDS. 207 

An acct. of what is disbursted towards the maintenance of the 
Child of Frances Bacon. 
Imp. by what was p d by Jn Gornell to Tho. modsly . 1-4-0 

It. p d to Tho. Mosly againe 2-11-3 

It. p d to Nicholas Clap for 5 weeks . . . .0-15-0 
It. p d to Capt. Foster for 2 weeks . . . .0-6-0 

[277.] The same 8 (1) 7f- It was granted to Thomas pope 
libertie to git about 2 or 300 of railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers for the Cap- 
tins neck Jn Wales and Jn pelton. 



for that p l of the great lots beyond Timothy 

Tilstons . . . . . 
for the feild behind James Bird 

for the feild behind M" Joanes and before 

Enock Wiswels . 

for the feild behind M r Stoughtons 



Tho. Tilston 
Samuell Robinson 
James Bird 
Jn Blackman 
Israeli Mead and 
Joshua Henshaw 
Rich Baker and 
Rich Leeds 
for the Neck of land . . . . . ( Nicholas Clap and 

\ Jn Withington 
for Cleering the Neck of Catle . . . f James Foster and 

\ Hopestill Clap 

All fences to be made vp by the 25 March 7f and all Corne 
feilds to be Cleered of Catle by the 1 Aprill 

C Thomas Grant 
Fence Vewers for the 20 acre lots < and 

( James Whit. 

And Wheras it is found by experience that notwithstanding all 
former orders that haue been made, for the Ringing and yokeing 
of Swine, yet great Neglect haue been obserued to the great dam- 
edg of pastuers and of the Cornons &c. it is therfore ordered that ther 
shall be yeerly Chosen two men who shall once euery Month, or 
oftener if need be goe about within the Compas of o r Towne and 
if they find any Hogs vnyoked or vnringed, they shall yoke and 
Ring such as are not efectually done before, and for euerj^ hog or 
Swine that they doe yoke and Ring, the owner therof shall pay vnto 
him that doe it Six pence for Each Swine and if they only ring 
them then three pence for each, and if only yoke them fower pence 
for each, and the owner of the Swine is heerby enjoyned to help to 
take the Swine, and the men appointed for the yeer Ensueing are 
John Homes and Thomas Tolman and all hogs to be yoked and ringed 
by the first of aprill and soe to be ringed all the yeer. Further it is 
ordered that if any other p'son shall find hogs [278.] vnyoked 
or vnringed, the owner of Such Swine shall vnto such as find them 
soe, soe much as the former order Concerning Swine Recorded in 
the 409 pag of this booke doe p r scrib and soe alsoe for pigs vnder 
half a yere old the which order is not repealed by this but stands 
in full force. 

The same day it was ordered that it being found by sad experi- 
ence that notwithstanding all former wholsome and prudent laws 
and towne orders Concerning horses goeing on the Comons, yet 



208 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

little efect it haue taken but that still great damedge- and hurt is 
done, it is therfore ordered as an adition to the former orders, that 
all p'sons within the p r sincts of this towne that haue or doe keepe 
any horses, Mares or Colts of what sort soe euer, the} r shall bring 
in a list to the Record 1 " by the first of Aprill next, of the number 
of horses Mares or Colts, that each p'son doe keepe alsoe each 
p'son is required, (besides the brancl mark) to set an eare marke 
vpon his or their beast and together with the number soe alsoe 
the mark to be Recorded, that soe when any hors mare or Colt is 
taken vp it may be knowne whos beast it is. 

And if any p'son shall neglect to eare mark his beast, or to bring 
in the number of such hors kind as he doe keepe he shall be l3 T able 
to pay three shilling fower pence for euery such beast to the p'son 
finding such neglect, and if any beast be taken vp whos owner can- 
not be known then in that Cas to be delt with as strays, Further it 
is to be vnderstood that this order Conserning eare-marking ex- 
tends also to such beast as men doe keepe in their enclosiers. 

At a meeting of the freemen the 12 (1) 7| 

Ther was Chosen for Deputies for the yere ensueing Cap* Hopes- 
till Foster and Lift nt John Capen. 

Alsoe for a Comissioner to Carry the Voter to the sheirtowne for 
Nomination of Majestrats &c. Lift nt Jn Capen. 

The same day William Weeks was Chosen Clark of the wrights. 

[279.] The same day was Chosen for Constables Timothy foster 
and Jn Bird, but ther being a motion made that Jn Bird was a 
Castle Souldier he was suspended for the p r sent till inquiery be 
made by o r deputies or otherwis Afterwards Timotlry Foster aleaged 
his incapacetie by the law Concerning Rateing and soe got off ther 
was then Chosen Isack Joanes and John Withington. 

The same day ther was granted by a Major Vote that ther should 
be a Rate of ten pounds Luyed vpon the inhabetants for the pay- 
ment of that which is yet behind towards the purches of M r Flints 
habetation and some other arears that are yet due from the towne 
to be paid in money. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 29 (1) 75 on a training day 
it was ordered that Thomas Hoppen should be warned to appeare 
before the Select men at their next meeting in Aprill to giue an 
accompt of his liueing. 

The same day it was ordered that John pope should be warned 
to come before the Select men at the same time with such of his 
children as are of Capacetie to be Cattechised. 

And John plum is then to appeare alsoe. 

The same day it was ordered that Robt Stiles should appear at 
M r Stoughtons hous the next Second day at two of the Clock 
before the Select men to order the disposall of one of his Children. 

Alsoe that Capt. Clap and Roger Billeng should be desiered to 
meet the Select men in order to o r Court bussines about o r lands. 

Also the same time it was ordered that William Sumner and 
Lift nt John Capen should attend the next County Court to make 
their adress on the behalfe of M r Gibson will respecting his legacie 
to o r Schole. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 209 

The same clay it was granted to Samuell Robinson libertie to git 
two loads of Clobords out of our Comon Swamps. 

[28O.] The same time it was ordered that the Sup'uisers of 
the highwa} T s should be caled on to looke after the bridg at mother 
brooke before the next Court. 

The 29 (1) 75 Samuell Blake of Millton enformed of some that 
haue taken Clobords or bolts out of our Swamps without order as 
petter Woodward of Deadham and Samuell Whiting. 

The same day at the request of Samuell Blake of Milton ther 
was granted to him libertie to get fower loads of Clobords in the 
Comon Swamps of Dorchester wherof he saith two loads of them 
are for James Whit of o r towne and the rest for his owne vse at 
Melton. 

Alsoe it is granted to him power to take any stuff that he can 
find gotten by any without order p'uided that he giue in a true ac- 
compt to the Select men of what he take and he to be fully satisfied 
for his labour out of the said stuff and the towne of Dorchester to 
haue the rest. 

The 5 (2) 75 at a meeting of the Select men at M r Stoughtoan 
hous It was ordered that Nicholas Clap should be a fence Vewer at 
the neck of land insteed of Isack Joanes who is chosen Constable. 

The same day at the request of M r Stoughton it was granted to 
him the exchang of a peice of land at the North Corner of the 
training place at the head of the meaddow which he had of John 
Withington Viz one rails lenth to the South of the barrs that goes 
into the meaddow and soe on a streight line ouer a certaine Rock 
lying neer towards Elder Wiswels fence. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 2 75 

William Chaplin did againe renew his motion to haue libertie to 
keepe a hous of publique entertainement, but it was not granted. 

The same day John pope appeared before the Select men to giue 
an ace 4 of the education of his Children by way of Cattechizing 
who p'mised to Endeauor for time to come to be more dillegent that 
way to attaine instruction for them. 

The same day Nathaniell Glouer requested that he might haue 
libertie to set vp two gates cros [281.] the high way by his 
hous, which was granted him for the p r sent vntill the nightbours 
or Select men for the time being doe see an inconuenience in Boe 
doing, which if they doe then to ly open againe. 

The same day Nicholas George was granted libertie to keepe a 
publique hous of entertainment with the app'bation of the Hon rd 
Court. 

The same day ther was granted to Ensigne Hale libertie to git 
fower load of Clopboard out of the Comon Cedar Swamps and 
Shingle for his hous. 

The same day ther was granted to William Sumner libertie to 
gitt three loads in like maner. 

28 2 75. The Select men of Dorchester haue granted libertie 
vnto Nathan Bradly to sell Cidar by retaile he attending to keepe 
order in his house according to law and with the ap'bation of the 
Hon rd Court. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 4 75. 



210 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

It was granted to Timothy Tilston libertie to gitt two load of 
bolts for his Vse to make Vessels out of some of the Comon 
Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 195 75. 

Ther was a duble Contiy Rate made according to the last yers 
Rate the Sume wherof is 82 U 14" l d it being for the expences for 
the warr against the Indians and this besids the yeerly Contry 
Rate. 

At a publique Towne meeting on the 13 (10) 75 being one weeke 
after o r vsuall time by reason of exterordinary publique Contry 
bussines. 

After the directory being read it was p'posed to the towne what 
they would alow M r Flint for his labour in preaching the yeer past 
ending the first of January 75. The Vote was for eighty pound a 
quarter p l money. The same day ther was chosen for Select men 
Lift nt Jn Srg nt Clap, Deacon Ja. Blake, Rich Withington, Daniell 
preston. 

[282.] for Recorder Lift nt John Capen 
for Raters William pond M r Mather Roger Billeng. 
Sup'uisors of highways John Bird Tho. Tolman 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 20 10 1675 

It was ordered that Srg nt Samuell Clapp and Deacon James 
Blake should see to the mending of the meeting hous by p'cuering 
William pond or some other man to doe it and to be paid out of 
the next towne rate. 

The same day it was ordered that a warrant should be sent to 
the Raters to make a rate of 80 pounds for the minestry and a rate 
of 15 pound for the vse of the towne. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 Janu. 75 being a weeke 
and more be yond their vsuall time, on a publique accompt. 

It was agreed with M r James minot Jun r to keepe the Schole and 
to teach such as shall come as in his agreement may appeare. 

The same day the Select men appointed Richard Withington 
and daniell preston to see that the Schole-hous be fitted vp with 
seats and a lock and key for the doare. 

The same day the Raters made a returne of the minesters Rate 
of 80 1 9-1 which was Comited to the deacons and a towne rate of 
15-6-10. 

[283.] The 14 12 75 William Sumner Came to the Select men 
with a Request which he had from M r Jn Fairewether as follow- 
ed. 

17 January 1675 Recc of M r William Sumner fiue Sut of Armor 
markt one N, one R, one y, one W, one X, I say Recc. by John 
Faireweather Comisar}' the head peice belonging to the sute markt 
R is markt with 4 notches. 

This is a true Coppie of the Receipt brought to the Select men 
to be recorded and the originall is left in the hands of the said 
William Sumner as Attests John Capen Record 1 the 14 12 75. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 14 12 75. 

The Deacons p'sented a list of the names of thos that haue not 
paid their p'portions to the minesters Rate for the yeer 74 and the 



DOECHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 211 

same was Comitted to the Constables Isack James and Jn With- 
ington to Colect and gather. 

The same day the Select men tooke an ace 1 of Constable Thomas 
peirce and John Capen Jun T for the rates Comitted to them to 
Colect both Contr} r and towne. 

The same day the Select men appointed Daniell preston to p'cure 
600 flints for a town stock and the Select men doe engag to see 
them p d for. 

At a meeting of the freemen the 6 (1) 7 ther was Chosen for 
deputy s for the yeer ensueing Capt. Foster and Lift nt John Capen 
and for Commissioner to Cany the Votes to Boston Capt. Foster 
if he be able, if not then Lift nt Jn Capen. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Constables John Bird and 
John Breck. 

[284.] The ace* of Constable peirce and Constable Capen 
Jun r of the Gentry Rate of 40 - 2 - 6 : and the towne rate of 
51 - 7 11 committed to them to gather. 
Imp. to the Treasurer for which he gaue a receipt . 39-0-6 

It. to Nicholas Bolton 3-0-0 

It. to Lift nt Capen as deputj^ and Recording and for ) 

what was due to him formerly . . . . j 6 - 9 - 10 
and to him ouer paid for which he giues Creddit . 0-3-4 
and to him out of the Gentry rate . . . . 0-5-8 

It. to Nicholas Georg 3-4-0 

and to him ouer paid towards next yeer. . . 0-11-5 
It. to Rich Leeds p order . . . . . 1-0-0 

It. to William Sumner 0-9-7 

and to him for frances Bakons tableing . . . 0-6-0 
It. to Nicholas Clap for Frances table 5 weeks . - 15 - 
It. to Nicholas Gorg for bord and a bl of Rey . 0-6-0 
It. for Glass 19" besides the bl rey p d by R. Hale . 0-19-10 

It. to Nathanell Clap 0-3-0 

It. to James Whit for francks table . . . 0-6-0 
It. to Samuell Hill a bl of Corn . . . . 0-3-0 
It. to The. Swift for franks table 4 weeks . . 0-12-0 
It. to Jn Capen Jun r for work for the town . . 0-6-0 
and to him for runing the line . . . . 0-6-0 
and to him for expences about frances . . . 0-5-6 
It. to Israeli Euered for a woolf . . . . 0-10-0 
and to Capt. Foster p* of what he should haue . 24-15-11 



rest due to him 2-17-6 83-19-1 

[285.] At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (1) 7 
Ther was appointed for fence Vewers for the Cap- ) Ensigne Hale 

tins neck f Rich Leeds 

for that p' of the great lots beyond timothj 7 Tils- ) Jn Tolman 

tons j Tho. Trot Sen r 

for the feild behind M r8 Joanes and before Enoch ) Srg nt Clap 

Wiswels j Isack Joanes 

for the neck of land . . . . . \ William Sumner 

J Nathanell Clap 



212 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

for the cleering of the neck . . . . j James Foster 

J John Withington 

for the feild behind James Bird . . . t Tho Andrews 

j Obediah Haws 

for the feild behind M r Stoughtons . . 1 Srg nt Weeks 

j John Baker 

And all fences to be made vp by the 25 March 7f and corne 
feilds to be cleered by the first of aprill. 

And the men appointed to look after the yokeing and ringing of 
hoggs are John Homes, and Nathan Bradty according to the order 
made the last yeer as in the old booke p. 277. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 th 2 76 

It was granted libertie to the Widdow George to keepe a hous 
of publick entertainment with the ap'bation of the Hon rd County 
Court p'uided she doe not draw Cidar any more then is p'duced 
out of her owne orchyard. 

The same day it was granted to Nathan Bradly libertie to Draw 
Cidar with the ap'bation of the Hon rd County Court. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 4 76 It was ordered that 
Richard Withington doe take care to see that the pound be re- 
paiered. 

The same day ther was granted to goodman Moss and Samuell 
Maxfeild libertie to take one tree for heading out of the 500 acres 
p'uided that it is not to be [286.] sold out of the'towne and this is 
besids three trees latly granted to goodman Moss for Staues with 
the like p'uiso. 

The same day it was agreed that wheras Jn Bird was formerly 
chosen Sup'uisor of the high wa3 r s for this yeer 1676 but now he 
being chosen Constable the Select men doe order and appoint 
James Bird to attend that seruice. 

The same day It was agreed with Nicholas Bolton that seeing 
half the jeer is expiered in which he should Ring the bell therfore 
for the other halfe yeer he shall haue twenty shillings for the other 
half yere for Sweeping the meeting house. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 18 7 76 being one weeke 
after the ordinary time vpon occasion. 

It was then agreed and ordered that Lift nt Jn Capen M r Timo- 
thy Mather and Richard Withington shall sett out the Contry Way 
by stakes or bounds from the Corner of M r Stoughtons land which 
is fenced in vntil one come to Henery Leadbetters which is Fenced 
in and make their returne to the Select men at their next meeting. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should giue 
notice to the wife of Funell that she gitt some p'son to giue secure- 
tie to the select men for her abiding in the town or to dep 4 the 
towne. 

The same day ther was an agreement made with James Foster 
Conserning Frances Bacons child Viz the said James foster is to 
haue the child till it com to the age of one and twentie yeers for 
which the Select men doe engage that he shall haue ten pounds Viz 
fiue pounds at p r sent and if the Child doe liue aboue half a yeer 
then to haue the other fiue pounds and that the child be Compe- 
tently Clothed. 



DORCHESTER TOWN BECORDS. 213 

The 7 8 76 ther was granted to Jn Fermow libertie to git three 
or fower load of Clobord out of the Cedar Swamps which are in 
o r Comon land. 

[287.] At a metting of the Select men the 13 9 76 

Ther was granted to the widdow Smith on the Rocky hill to 
haue fower loads of wood vpon the town account. 

The 18 9 76 the deacons p r sented a list of thos that haue not 
pud their p'portions to the minesters Rate for the yeer 1675. 

At a generall Towne meeting on the 4 th 10 1676 after the Direc- 
tor} r was read the matter conserning the Ringing of hogs all the 
yeer it was Voted that it should be left to the descression of the 
Select men to make such orders as may reach the end of p r uenting 
the rooting vp of any of o r Comon s pastuers or Meaddow 

At the same time it was also Voted that the Select men should 
alsoe make orders Concerning Sheepe that they may not goe with- 
out a keepper any time in the yeere becaus of the damedg they doe 
to fences &c. 

The same day at the motion of the Widdow long for a hous-plott 
the towne did appoint Richard Leeds, Richard Baker, Ensigne Hale, 
William Sumner and Srg nt Clap to be a Comittee to looke out a 
place that may be conuenient not exceeding a quarter of an acre 
of ground and they to determine the thing and they to make re- 
turne to the Select men. 

The same day it was ordered that M r Flint shall haue eighty 
pounds for his labour this last yeer ending the last of this month 
and one quarter p* of it to be paid in money. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Selectmen Lift nt Jn Capen, 
Srg nt Clap, Deacon Blake, Daniell preston. Rich : Withington 
and for Record 1 Lift nt Jn Capen. 
for Raters M r Timothy Mather Srg nt pond, Srg nt Wiswell. 

Supuisors for the towne and County j Joh^Baker^ 011 

C William Sumner 
Supuisors for the Neck < Srg Bt Weeks. 

(^Isack Joanes. 

[288.] At a meeting of the Select men the 11 th 10 76 

Jacob Hewens Came and demanded pay for some trees taken 
out of his lott to mend the bridg and alsoe for work at meeting 
hous 1 s and for a load of wood Carted in for Daniell Elders. 

The same day ther was granted to Samuell paule libertie to haue 
two load of Cloboard out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day ther was appointed Ensign Hale Henery Lead- 
better and Srg nt wiswell to be a Comittee to lay out the high Way 
from the Country Way by Samuell Chandlors or ther about to the 
twenty acr lots and soe towards the Comons, and to giue notice to 
p'sons Conserned of the time and to make returne to the Select 
men at ther meeting in May next. 

The same day ther was granted to Daniell preston and Th' 
Swift to each two loads of Clobords to be taken out of the Comon 
Swamps belonging to Dorchester. 



214 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The same day it was granted to Ebenezer Williams libertie to 
gitt 100 of railes out of the 500 acrs and 30 or 40 posts. 

The same da}' it was granted to Jn minot to gitt two thousand 
of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day it was granted to Jn Garnesy liberty to gitt one 
load of Clobord and some loggs to saw about one thousand of bord 
p'uided he doe not take such stuff as will make Clobords and this 
to be in the Comon Swamps. 

The same day it was Granted to Jn plum libertie to gitt eight 
or nine hundred of Clobbord in the Comon Swamp. 

The same day it was granted to Samuell and Barnard Capen to 
each libertj" to gitt Clobord out of the Comon Swamps to couer 
each of them a barne. 

The same day the Raters weer ordered to make a Rate for the 
ministry of eighty pounds and a towne and Schole Rate of forty 
fine pounds. 

[289.] At a meeting of the selectmen the 8 11 76 ther was 
liberty granted to Srg nt Rob 4 Badcock to git fower loads of Clo- 
bords at Beare-Swamp. 

The same day it was granted to Srg nt Daniell Preston libertie to 
git three or fower load of posts out of the Comons. 

The same day it was granted to Th5 Grant liberty to gitt one 
hundred of railes and 20 posts out of the Comons. 

The same day the Raters made return of the minesters rate Con- 
sisting of 81 1 9' 9 d and the towne rate of 45 1 - 18" - 0. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 15 11 1676 at Lift nt Capens 
house. 

The Select men did (in referance to the law Concerning Idle 
p'sons, and priuate houses entertaining of p'sons contrary to good 
order) appoint Henerj^ Leadbetter Ensigne Hale and Srg nt wis- 
well together with Constable Breck to inspect that matter as the 
law directs about p'uoking euels. 

And Mr. Mather Nathaniell Clap and Jacob Hewens to be joined 
with Constable Bird and soe to the Constables that shal be chosen 
in their steeds for to Inspect as abouesaid. 

The same day it was ordered that Thomas Batle of Deadham 
should haue out of the Comon Swamps bolts or shingle two loads 
at least for his expence for the towne by way of testemony. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the 12 12 1676. 

Joseph Birch was called before the Selectmen to answer for his 
Idlenes and neglecting to come to the publique ordinances on the 
lords da} T s and for abusing himself by drinking to the which he 
answered as formerly that he hoped to reforme and to that end he 
was granted liberty to Cutt wood about ten Cord on the 500 acrs 
in the Swamps or woods that is already down to make Coales for 
his calling. 

The same day ther was granted to John Fuller of Deadham lib- 
ertie to take two loads of stuff for Shingle out of our Comon 
Swamps which is for his labour and incuredgment to inspect ouer 
such as shall gitt stuff without order. 

[29O.] The same day George Lyon made request for libertie 
for three load of Clobord which was not granted but left to the 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 215 

towne meeting in march to be p'pounded to the towne but after- 
ward granted by the towne as in p. 291. 

The same day ther was granted to william Blake sen r libertie to 
gitt fine load of Clobord out of the Comon Swamp. 

The same day it was granted to Jn Spurr libertie to git two 
thousand of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps for to enclos a 
smal hous in Dorchester. 

The same day it was granted to Jn Minot libertie for two 
thousand of Clobords this was Recorded in p. 288. 

The same day ther was appointed for fence vewers for the Cap- 
tins Neck Jn Pelton Sen r and Jn Breck. 

for that part of the great lots beyond ) Timothy Foster 
Timothy Tilstons f Samuel Robinson 



for the feild before Enoch Wiswells 
for the Neck of land 



for the feild behind Jn Bird 



for the feild behind Mr. Stoughtou } fj^ 



forCleeringtheNec* 



At a meting of the Select men 14 12 1676. 

It was ordered that the former order about Swine shall stand in 
force and Clement Maxfeild James Robinson, Nathan Bradly and 
Tho. Moadesly are appointed to looke after them, and for the first 
time to giue the owners warning of their Swine that the} r are not 
according to order, and if they find hogs defectiue afterward, then 
the owners of such Swine shall be lyable to pay three pence p 
Swine though the vewer doe not yoke or Ring them, which he is 
not enjoyned to doe, without the owner of such doe agree with him, 
and the men aboue mentioned are enjoyned hereunto one the pen- 
altie of fifteen Shillings if the} 7 neglect their duty, and that they 
Vewe euen r month or oftener if therunto Called vppon. 

[291.] At a meeting of the Select men the 23 12 76 at the 
hous of Richard Withington. 

It was granted to William Trescot three load of stuff for Clo- 
bord for his hous at the minestry fearme. 

The same day Roger Willice was warned and had notice giuen 
him that he should Cleer the towne of his Sister Mehittabell. 

The same day Lift nt Capen had liberty to git two load of Clo- 
bord out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the freemen the 7 (1) 7-f- ther was Chosen for 
Deputies for the whole yeer ensewing Lift nt John Capen and Dea- 
con James Blake. 



216 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Also for Comissioner to Gary the Vots to Boston Lift nt John 
Capen. 

And for Constables James Bird and Tho. Tolman Jun r . Same 
day it was granted to Georg Lyon of Melton Libertie to gitt fower 
loads of Clobord out of the Comon Swamp at 700 by the load : 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 (1) 7f It was granted to 
Israeli and Isack How libertie to gitt fower loads of Clobord at 
700 a load out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day Daued Joanes was appointed to keepe the key of 
the pound. 

The same day it was granted to Samuell Blake libertie to git soe 
many Clobords as he haue promised Viz for Daniell preston 2iOO 
Mr. Mather 1000 and obediah Haws 1400 on Condition that he 
bring in his former order for gitting Clobord, and not to git any 
more but what is abouesaid without any further order ; also Elisha 
Foster 1500 and the widdow Long 1400 more besids 700 that is 
brought hime already. 

The same day ther was granted to Joshua Henshaw libertie to 
gitt 3000 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps towards the build- 
ing him an hous. 

The same day it was granted to Ezra Clap to haue 1400 of Clo- 
bord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day ther was granted to John Tolman libertie to take 
Six Maple trees out of the fiue hundered acres or 4 maples and 
two Oaks. 

[292.] Towne dept r l to Lift nt Jn Capen. 
Imp p d to Nicholas Waymouth a pa of shows ) 0-5 

towards worke at Scholhous ) 

It. for his hors to draw the bell to boston . . 0-1-0 

It. mended for Frances Bakon . . . . 0-0-6 

It. for a quier of paper . . . . . 0-0-6 

It. for Frances againe 0-0-8 

It. for attendance at Court Deputy 26 days . 3-18-0 

It. for Entertaining Frances Bacon 13 weeks for ) i _ 19 _ n 

my self and others. j" 

It. for Recording yeer 75 1-0-0 

It. for attendance at Court Feburary Sessions ) n i a n 

yeer 75 6 days j 

It. for a quier of paper . . . . . 0-0-6 

It. for attendance at Court as deputy in May ) Q Q n 

Court 76 2i days } 

It. for a pa shows for frances Child . . . 0-1-6 

It. for attendance at Court in August 10 days in ) .. 100 

order to the messengers goeing for England j 

It. for Recording yeer 76 1-0-0 

It. for attendance at Court as deputy Goto six- ) n 

teen days . . . . * . } 

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DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 



217 



It. for a pa shows for frances Child 
It. for a pa of bodys for Frances 



This ace* was made vp with the Select men the 
11 10 76 and ther was due to ballance 2-4-9 



Towne Dept r 1 to Lift. Jn Capen 
Imp for what he should haue had out of the 
towne Rate yeer 77 as by that ace* will appear 
the Sume of II 1 " 11 s out of which must be de- 
ducted his owne rate 16 - 16 : Samuell Capens 
6 s and Barnard Capens Rate 5 s Jn Masous rat 
3 s and by his order for Jn Burg his rate 13" - 6 : 
remains ........ 

It. for 24 days attendance at Court as Deputy 



0-1-7 
0- 4-0 

16-11-3 

14- 6-6 

2- 4-9 



9-6-1 



both Sessions ..... J 
It. for what he p d goodman parker of Cambridg ) 
Villedg for Horsly's child the first payment J 
It. for a pa shows giuen by the Select men to ") 
parke at his cleering the towne of Widdow [ 


3 

4 



-12 

- 
- 5 


-0 
-0 
-6 


Horsly . 


) 








It. for a quier of pap' 








- 


-6 




Dept 


17 


- 3 


-3 




Cred. 


9 


-18 


-8 




Ballance 


7 


- 4 


-7 



Made vp this ace* with the Select men the 18 12 78 and the 
ballance is ordered to be p d by the Constable out of towne rate for 
the j'eer 79 which is 7 1 7 

[293.] Towne p Contra 1 Cred r 

Imp. by Ebenezer Withington by order of) 

Samuell Trescot p* of his rent . . } 2-0-0 

It. by Samuell Trescott 440 Clobord left at my 1 

yard 22 s : Capt. Foster had the rest . 1-2-0 

It. Rece. of my Son John as Constabl out of 1 

the towne rate ouer p d . . . . J 0-3-4 

and by him out of the Contry rate same yeer ) 

ouer p d j 0-5-8 

It. Recc. of M r Flint by Will m Trescots order 

as p e of his rent 27. 4." 75 . . . f 2-6-0 

It. Recc. of him also by Tho. Bird on ace' as p 4 ) 

of his rent . .*. . . .j 1-0-0 

and of Nehemiah Clap 1-3-0 



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218 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

It. Recc. of Jn Trescot for Samuell Trescot 22 s j 

as p 4 of his rent . . . . . j 1-2-0 

and more at another time by S. Trescot . . 0-4-0 

It. Recc. of W. Trescot by widdow Gornell . 1-0-6 

It. Recc. of W. Trescot on ace* with myself for") 

makeing Cidar towards his rent p* for 74 & 75 | 

which should be 15 pounds for thos two yeers ^ 4-0-0 

but he expects some abatment becaus of the j 

trouble by the Endians .... 

14-6-6 

Towne p Contra l Credit' 
Imp. by 6 bl' & Corne brought in by Jn Far- ~\ 

ington for former rent of Schole land Recc > 0-19-6 

the 15 - 1 - 11 ) 

It. by 3 bl. wheat of goodman Elice of Dead- > 

ham being p* of rent for Schole land . ] 0-15-0 

It. by shows left at his Son Jn Capens when he ) 

was Constable which he could not put off. f 0-19-2 

It. by what he receaued of Henery Glouer p* 

of his first yeers rent for minestry land in ^ 7-8-0 

bark and other bils 



and 3 s added to Heniy Glouers Sume . . 0-3-0 

[294.] At a meeting of the Select men 9 2 77 

It was ordered that Thomas Trot Sen r Samuell Robinson and 
Ezra Clap are appointed a Comittee to lay out the Contry high 
way about Naponsett Mill Espesally about the Coming vp of the 
hill one this sid the Mill and likwis the Way leedingfrom Deadham 
vnto their landing place at Naponset and also to lay out the Contry 
way vnto the New bridg which lys below Robt. Spurr and heerof 
they are to make their returne to the Select men. 

The same da3' it was ordered that Georg Minot should be sent 
vnto to enquier his reason of entertaining of an imate into his hous 
Viz Henery Robts. 

The same day it was granted to Srg nt Clap libertie to haue one 
load of Clobords out of the Cedar Swamps. 

The same day it was granted to George Sumner vpon his fathers 
ace 1 libertie to take two or three hundred of railes off from bej'ond 
the last six deuission and the line of the blew hils. 

The same day ther was granted to William Pond libertie to gitt 
1400 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day it was ordered that Thomas Dauenport should be 
added to William Sumner and Ensigne Hale in the steed of William 
Blake who weer formerly appointed to lay out a way to the fresh 
marsh be}*ond Richard Withingtons lot vnto which place it is 
already laid out. 

The 15 3 77 at a meeting of the Select men It was granted vnto 

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DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 219 

John Trescot libertie to gitt 14 or 1500 of Ceder Clobords out of 
the Comon Swamps belonging to Dorchester. 

The 114 1677 at a meeting of the Select men 

It was ordered that William Sumner Isack Joanes and Enock 
Wisweell should lay out the bredth of the way from good man Bol- 
tons house toward the Corner of Amiell Weeks orchyard and to 
make returne to the Select men. 

The same day it was Concluded that in makeing the next Six 
rates it shall be made soe much the greater as to pay M r Mather 
thos rearedges that is due to him [295.] for his father p'uided he 
doe first discount what he is behind for his towne rates for seueral 
yeers. 

The same day Joseph Birch was Caled on who Came before the 
Select men to answer for his being lately drunke, and being owned by 
him he was ordered to pay his fine according to law or to sitt in the 
stocks. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 5 1677. 

Ther was granted to Increas Sumner liberty to take three thou- 
sand of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps belonging to Dorchester. 

The same day Constable John Bird had order to pa} 7 Mr Mather 
nine pounds one shilling which is the Sume of his p'portion for the 
ten rates and Six rates for the yeere 76 being in consideration of 
rearedges due to his father. 

The same day ther was a list deliuered by the Deacons of the 
names of Seueral that had not paid their p'portions to the mainten- 
ance of the minestry for the yeer 76 and it was Comitted to Con- 
stable James Bird and Thomas Tolman with a warrant to impower 
them to Colect it. 

The same day it was granted to John Merefeild libertie for 1400 
of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 16 5 77 for to make the 
Contry Rate of Six rates. 

The same day ther was granted to Charles Dauenport libertie to 
haue two loads of timber one for fenceing and another for his trade 
out of the 500 acres. 

The 20 (6) 77 Ensigne Richard Hale was Chosen Commissioner 
to make the Contry Rate with the Select men. 

At meeting of the Select men the 31 (6) 77 

It was granted to Jn Pelton Sen r to git timber out of the 500 V 
acres towards the building him an hous about 26 foote in lenth and 
18 foot wide and 2100 Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to John Smith Sen' libertie to git 
2100 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

[296.] The same day haueing receaued a note from Robt. 
Tucker in the name of the Select men of Melton enforming vs of 
a Comittee appointed by the Countie Court for to Vew the way 
ouer brush-hill, and that the Select men of Dorchester may be ther 
if they haue a mind to it, The Select men doe Nominate and ap- 
point Lift nt John Capen Ensigne Richard Hale and William Sum- 
ner to be present at the time appointed. 

The same day it was granted to John Minot libertie to take wood 



220 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

already downe to make one kilne of Coals out of the 500 acres be- 
yond the Swamp by Daniell Elders. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 7 77 

It was granted to Samuell Rigbey libertie to haue 1400 of Clo- 
bord out of the Comon Swamps of Dorchester. 

The same day it was granted to Mathias Euens libertie to haue 
fowerteen hundred of Clobord, &c. 

The same day it was granted to Richard Euens libertie for one 
and twentie hundred of Clobord. 

The same day Thomas Tilston was appointed Sup'uisor of high 
ways in steed of Tho. Tolman which is chosen Constable. 

The same da} T Srg nt Clap and Deacon Blake are desiered and 
impowered to looke to the repaiering of the meeting hous for this 
winter, by stopping some holes and puting vp some seates that 
are fallen and the staires that goe vp to the pulpit and to be p d out 
of the towne rate. 

The same day Ensigne Hale and Enock Wiswell are desiered 
and impowered to looke to the Comon Cedar Swamps and if any 
are ther taken at any time without order, to Seiz them for the vse 
of the towne or shingle or bolts or the like. 

The same day it was granted to Enock Wiswell libertie to gitt 
1400 of Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to Frances Bale libertie to haue 
1400 of Clobord. 

[297.] At a meeting of the Select men the 12 9 77 

It was ordered that the Constables who haue been appointed 
to gather in the remainders of the minesters rates, formerly vnpaid 
shall meet at the house of Lift nt John Capen on the 28 Instant at 
4 of the Clock in the afternoone, to giue in and to Cleer ther acc ts 
and the two Constables for the time being to giue timely notice to 
the former Constables for 73 74 75 and 76. 

The same day it was granted libertie to Jn Breck to haue one 
and twentie hundred of clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a publique towne meeting the 3 10 77 

After the directory was read it was p'posed to the towne an 
inconueniency in the directory which tys vp the Select men that 
they cannot make a Rate for the vse of the towne aboue twentie 
pounds till an ace* be made of the disburstments formerly, ther- 
fore it was p'posed that the Select men should make such rates for 
the towns vse as the} 7 in their discretion shall think fitt not exceed- 
ing fortie pounds for this veer the Vote was in the affirmatiue. 

At a motion of William Trescot for an abatement of his rent for 
the yeer 75 and 76 becaus of the troubles of the warrs, wherby he 
deserted his place at brush-hill the towne leaues it to the Select 
men to Consider of the motion and to doe therin as they thinke fitt : 
The Vote was in the affermatiue. 

The same day it was agreed and Voted that ther should be a 
rate of two hundred pounds made for the carrying on the worke of 
the meeting hous, one theird p l to be paid in money, the other two 
theird pts to be paid in Corrant Contry pay. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 221 

The same day ther was chosen for Select men Lift nt John Capen 

Daniell Preston 
Richard Withington 
!Srg nt Samuell Clap 
Deacon James Blak 
for Recorder Lift nt John Capen 
for Raters Enock Wiswell 
John Breck 

Samuell Robinson 

[298.] At a meeting of the Select men the 10 th (10) 1677. 

It was granted to Richard Mather libertie to git 1400 of Clobord 
out of the Comon Swamps towards building him an hous, and two 
load of bolts to make shingle of such trees as are not fitt for Clo- 
bord or of such as are already downe. 

The same day Doctor Snellen of Boston Came to the Select men 
to obtaine libertie for to bring his wife and famely into this towne 
for some time because of the pox increasing in Boston which liber- 
tie was granted him for two months but if he stayed longer to giue 
bond to secure the towne. 

At a ginerall towne meeting the 17 10 77 being legally called 
together at Mr. Flints house on the occasion of the shortnes of the 
day before 

It was Voted that Mr. Flint should haue 80 pounds for his la- 
bour in the minestry for the yeer that is past, one quarter p* in 
money. 

The same day it was Voted that for the yeere following the 
minesters pay shall be paid by weekly contribution each lords day, 
and that thos that doe not Contribut they shal be rated according 
to former p'portion. 

The same day Deacon James Blake was Chosen Clarke of the 
wrights in the roome and steed of William Weeks who is dead. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Supuisors of highways John 
Baker and Samuell Paule. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 21 (10) 77 at the hous of 
Lift nt John Capen It was ordered that order should be sent to the 
Raters to make a Rate for the minestry of eighty pounds, a quarter 
p* money and a Rate for the towne and Schole of Sixtie fiue pounds, 
and a Rate for the meeting hous of two hundred pounds according 
to the Vote of the towne of the 10 th (10) 77 the which Rate is to 
be paid one theird p* in money and to make their returns to the 
Select men at their next meeting in January which will be the 14 th 
of that month. 

The same time it was ordered that Srg nt Preston should speak 
with Samuell Paule to looke after our Purgatory Swamp, Concern- 
ing damedg that is done therin by Peter Woodward of Deadham 
as we are enformed, and to act therin as is meete when he vnder- 
stands how it is. 

The same time it was ordered that the Recorder should Isue out 
orders, Concerning Rob* Sanders and the Widdow Horsly who 
stand in neede of wood that whosoeuer they can p'cuer to git them 
some they shal be paid out of the towne rate not exceeding fower 



222 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

load for Sanders and three load for the widclow, vntil further 
order. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 th 11 77 

It was granted to James whit libertie to git 200 of railes and 40 
posts out of the 500 acrs. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 12 77 

It was granted to Rob 1 Stiles libertie to git some timber towards 
building him an house out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day Goodwif Horsly was called before the Select men 
and admoneshed Concerning her entaining p'sons at her hous and 
warned against it for future. 

The same day ther was granted to Henery Leadbetter libertie to 
git 2800 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day it was granted to John Trescot to haue a load 
or two of shingle or bolts to make soe man} 7 . 

The same day it was granted to Ebenezer Williams libertie to 
git two load of timber to make a Cidar press. 

The 6 (1) 11 at a meeting of the Select men at Lift" 1 John 
Capens hous it was granted to Thomas Swift libertie for 700 of 
Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 (1) 7 
ther was appointed for fence vewers as 

followeth for that p* of the great lots beyond ( Benjamin Leeds and 
Timothy Tilston ( Tho. Tolman Jun r 

for the Captins neck ( Ensigne Hale John 

\ Wales Sen 1 

for the feild before Enock wiswels and the f Srg nt Clap and Isack 
hill feild { Joanes 

for the feild behind Jn Bird f James Bird and 

1 Obediah Haws 



[3OO.] for the feild behind M r Stough- ( Richard Leeds and 
tons | John Baker. 



for the neck of Land 



( William Pond 
( Nathaniel Clap 



for Sup'uisors of the way to neck f James Foster 

| John Withington 

for Cleering the neck f Jn Blackman and 

| Comfort Foster 

And all fences to be made vp by the 2o march next and fence 
Vewers to Vew fence and the Cleerers of the neck to be vewed and 
Cleered by the 1 Aprill. 

The same da} T ther was appointed Srg nt Clap Amiell Weeks and 
Ebenezer withington to run the Line between vs and Rocksber} T . 

The 13 (1) 7 at a publique towne meeting ther was chosen for 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 223 

Deputies for the j r eer ensueing Lift nt John Capen and William 
Sumner. 

And for Comissioner to Gary the Votes Lift n Capen 

The same time ther was chosen for Constables John Tolrnan and 
John Baker. 

And John Wales is Chosen Sup'uisor of high ways in the steed 
of John Baker. 

The same day William Chaplins petition Concerning the keeping 
a hous of entertainment was read which was not granted. 

The same day M r Flint made a motion for a plot of land on the 
Comons for to set a smale hous on and a garden ; The towne 
appointed William Sumner and Lift nt Capen to take Vew of the 
place and make report of the Conueniencie or inconueniency of the 
motion at the next towne meeting or training day. 

The same day it was granted to Teag Crohoar liberty for 2800 
Clobord. 

Ther was granted to Samuell Hale libertie to git 150 railes and 
posts sutable out of the 500 acrs or out be} r ond the line of the blew 
hils. 

The same day thos that did run the line between vs and Rocks- 
bery made their returne which is on file 

The same day it was granted that the Widdow Georg should 
haue her licence renewed if the Court approue of it. 

The same day vpon Complaint that the Way to the landing 
place by Thomas Tilstons is straitened the select men doe appoint 
William Sumner and Henery Leadbetter to Vew it and rectefie 
that matter and make returne. 

[3O1.] The same day Ensigne Hale was appointed to looke 
after the repairation of the pound 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 4 78 

It was granted to Joshua Henshaw libertie for 2100 of Clobord. 

At a meeting of the freemen in the 6 mo. 78 Ensigne Richard 
Hale was Chosen Comissioner for the Contry Rate 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 Sep. 1678 

The same day it was ordered that the Constable should giue 
notice to Jn Brown and John Hopen to dep 4 the Towne as being 
noe inhabetants 

Alsoe that the said Hopen be Sumoned to appeare before the 
Select men to giue an ace* of his maner of liueing and to appeare 
at the house of Deacon Blake the 18 Instant being wednesda}^ an 
hower before son sett. 

The same day it was ordered that the tithingmen in their seuerall 
p r sincts should inspect all inmats that doe come into each of their 
p r sincts, either single p'sons or famelies, and to giue spedy infor- 
mation therof vnto the Select men from time to time or to some of 
them that order may be taken about them. 

The same da t y it was ordered that Deacon Blake and Srg nt Clap 
should see to the repairation of the pound and Richard Witblngton 
to looke out after a lock for the Scholehous doare. 

The 13 7 78 It was granted to Lawrauce Smiths Widdow libertie 
for 1400 of Clobord. 

At a meeting of the Select men at Deacon Blaks hous the 18 7 



224 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

78 Thomas Hoppen appeared to giue an ace* of his manor of liue- 
ing, which did not satisfie that which he did mostly follow was 
guning but noe setled place of abode for famely gouerment. 

The same time John Brown appeared and thought that he might 
Come into town to be inhabetant becaus born in the town and that 
he might be an help to his father and mother, the Select men did 
Respit the full determination at that time to know the towns mind 
therin and in the meane time his warning out of town to continue 
in force. 

[3O2.] At a meeting of the Selectmen the 11 th 9 78 Georg 
Lyon had a note to goe to James Bird or Thomas Tolman Con- 
stables for the yeer 77 for 25s. -lOd. and 16s. -8d. for James 
Tucker which was their rats when they weer in Dorchester 

Also William Blake Sen 1 for himself and his Sonn Samuell had 
a note to goe for 31s.- 10s. -4d. which weer their rats to be 
p d back againe. 

The same day it was ordered that all Constables for 75 76 and 
77 should be Sumoned to appeare before the Select men at the 
hous of Rich. Withington on Monday the 25 Instant to make vp 
their acc to for the Rates which they weer to Colect in their seuerall 
yeers haueing not been made vp afore 

At a meeting of the Select men the 25 No. 78 at the hous of 
Richard Withington for to take an ace* of the Constables for 75 76 77 

The same day Isack Joanes and John Withington did appear to 
make vp their acc t8 for the yeer 75, Viz for a duble Rate and the 
eight rats and towne rate which is as followeth 

The Sume of the duble Rate was . . . 8*2-7-8 

out of which the Treasurer is to haue 78 - 1 - 



the ouer plus is . . . . ' . 4-6-8 

out of which is deducted as not to be gathered 1 - 5-10 

The ouer plus remaining is . . . . 3-4-10 

The Sume of the Eight rates is, with the adi- 1 Q~,> Q _ 9 

tions and deductions Considered . . j 

out of which the treasu r is to haue for one of) Q7 7 o 

the eight rats j 

and out of the other Seauen Rates the treasurer 1 OQn 

haue J . 

and the troops and Castle men out of the single ) i i i 

rate as in the m argent of the rate . J 

the ouer plus of the eight rates is . . . 7-3-10 

Soe that the Totall ouer plus of all the ten ) 10 

Rates is ...... f 

Also more deliuered to them in shows after they \ 7 _ Q - 10 

weer prized ...... j 

Totall ouerplus is 17-9-6 

out of which was deducted as desp'at depts not ") A R 9 

to be gathered j 

Reste due to the towne . . . . 11-3-4 

look more of this days work p. 306. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 225 



[3O3.] out of the which 11 -8-4 was p d to 

Widdow georg p* of her bill of expences on ~\ 
souldiers at their goeing forth not alowed of > 5-11- 
by the Contry Comitte .... ) 

and to Capt. Foster for a dept due to him from I A _ A _ Q 

the towne . / 



9 - 15 - 8 

Rest yet due to the towne . . , 1-7-8 

The towne Rate Comited to them to Colect the > , ^ 1 ~ 
Sume was 15 - 6 - 10 . . . . f 

out of which they p d as followeth 

Imp. to Nicholas Bolton . . . , . 2-15-6 

and to him for frances for 2 weeks . . . 0-6-0 

It. to Widdow Georg 2-19-1 

It. to William Pond for work at meeting hous . 0-2-6 

It. to William Trescot for bord . . . - 1 - 6 

It. to Srg nt Clap 0-3-0 

It. to Ensigne Hale for work at Scholhous , 0-4-5 

and to Benjamen Leeds for Carting bords . 0-1-8 

and to Ensign by Samuell Toplifs rate . . 0-2-2 

It. to Amiell Weeks p* of his pay for runing the I n Q 

line at blew hils ..... ( 

It. to Roger Belleng which Jn Withington must ) n - 6 - 

pay for the same line .... j 

It. to Jn Capen Jun r which Isack must pay for > fi 

the same line I 

It. to Samuell Paull for the same work . . 0-6-0 

It. to Capt. Fosterr his towne rate by Isack . 0-4-8 

It. to Henery Leadbetter for frances . . 0-4-0 

It. to Jn Homes for his widdow for frances . 0-6-0 

It. to Clement Maxfeild for frances . . . 0-6-0 

It. to Obediah Swift his rate and mothers . 0-3-10 

It. to James Foster for frances . . . 0-2-11 

It. to Rich. Withington for frances . . . 0-5-0 

It. to Srg nt 'Wiswell for frank . . . . 0-3-7 

It. to Quarter Mr. Smith for frank, . ~ . 0-3-8 

It. to Samuell Robinson for frank . . . 0-4-0 

It. to Srg nt Preston 0-4-9 

It. to Tho Trot Sen 1 for franck . . . 0-5-0 

It. to Thomas Tilston for frank . . . 0-3-4 

It. to Samuell Paule for frank . . . . - 1 - 6 

It. to Timothy Foster for frank . . . 0-2-9 

It. to Timothy Tilston for frank . . . 0-3-4 

It. to John Breck for Frank . . . . 0-3-4 

It. to Nathanell Glouer for frank 0-2-2 



11-8-0 
look ouer leaf due to ballance . . 3-18-10 



226 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

[3O4.] Made vp this ace* with Isack Joanes^ 

and John Withington this 25 9 78 and on the I 5 _ o _ A 

ballance of all their Rates ther is due to the f 

towne five pounds two shilling six pence 

the one half of this 5:2:6 was after p d by Isack Joanes and he dis- 
charged. 

This was all could be don that day but the Select men appointed 
another day viz the 29 day of Instant Nouember at the hous of 
Lift nt Capen. 

The 29 No 78 John Bird and Jn Breck made vp ther ace* Viz the 
ten Rats which they Colected the Sume wherof all deductions being 
considered 
remains good ....... 399 - 5-0 

The Sume of the first Six rates deductions being ) 

considered is (243-15-11 

but of both thes Sumes the Tresuerer is to haue . 636 - 0-6 
And M r Timothy Mather had out of thes Rates to- ) 

wards his fathers rearedges ... j 009 - 1-0 

The Sume of the Towne rate Comited to them to ) 

Colect was J 43 - 3 - 1 

made vp the ace* this 29 9 78 for all the Rates aboue ^ 

said, and there is due to John Bird 14 s 3 untill 1 n - 14 - 3 
the bils ar ouer lookt of disburstments out of f 
which ther is a dept due to the town . J 

John Withington's further ace* from aboue wheras ther was the 

half of 5 2 6 due from Jn Withington at our last ace* as aboue 
said 
Hee haue p d more to Tho. Tilston or Jn Pason for ) 

frank 2 s 8 d besids the former . . . j 0-2-8 

It. he p d more also to Jn breck for frank . 0-2-8 
It. he p d more to benjamin Leeds for fetching a \ 

load of Cloboard for the Schol hous and 18 d p d > 0-3-0 
for a days work at the meeting hous . . j 

It. he was als alowed for Ferrey to Charlestowne . 0-2-0 

more James Moltz rate remitted . . . 0-3-4 

and Jn Sauders Rate remitted by towne Vot . .0-16-0 

and Fetter Talbuts remitted by the towne Vote . 0-15-0 

2- 4-8 

10 11 80 yet rest due to the towne . . . 0-6-5 

this was p d by the the select mens order to Lift. Capen as p* of 
what towne ows him and John Withington is discharged : 
[3O5.] The 29 Nouember. 

The 17 and 18 days of February 1678 the Selectmen meet at 
the hous of Lift. John Capen to make vp acc ts of the Rats Comit- 
ted to them to Colect viz., the Second Six Rates : the 3 single rats 
the Towne rate and the first meeting hous rate all for the yeer 77 
namy [sic] James Bird and Tho. Tolman, but their accunt weer 
not ready at the time soe left to an other time. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 227 

An account of what was Committed to Jn Bird and Jn Breck 
to pay out of the Towne rate which they weer to Colect. 
Imp. to the Widdow Foster for her husband be- 

ing deputie in the yeer 75 an 76 . f 7-19-0 
It. to Lift. Capen as deputie the ballance of his } 

ace* . . .. . . . j 2-5-9 

It. to Widdow Georg for expences . . . 5-1-10 

It. to Nicholas Boltons work at meeting hous . 2-10-0 

It. to Dauid Joanes for half }-eer ringing the bell - 15 - 

It. to Ensigne Hale for looking after the Swamp 0-3-0 

It. to Samuell Blake at the same time . . 0-3-0 
It. to Srg nt Clap Deacon Blake, Jacob He wens ) 

and Incres Modesly work at meeting hous f 0-4-0 

It. to Daniell Preston for Bords for Scholhous . 0-5-6 

It. to Israel Euered at the farme for 7 wolues . 3-10-0 
It. to Obediah Swift for worke about the bell of j 

which Isack Joanes p d 1 s - 8 d rest due to him ) 0-2-4 
It. to Ensigne Hale Serg nt Clap. Deacon Blake ) 

and Rich. Withington to each 4 s - 6 d for wood > 0-18-0 

for the Widdow Smith ) 

It. to Jacob Hewens for a load of wood for 1 

Daniell Elders j 0-4-6 

It. to the Scholmaster M r James Minot . . 20-0-0 

It. to Isack Ryall for about the bell . . . 1-10-0 
It. to Rich. Withington for work about the pound ) 

and nailes . . . . . . f 0-4-0 

It. to Comfort Foster for a wolf . . . 1-10-0 

It. to Israeli Euered for a wolf . . . . 0-10-0 

and to Shocho the Indian . . . . 0-10-0 

It. to M r James Minot more . . . . 0-16-0 

[3O6.] The same 25 Nouember 78 It was granted to Barnard 
Capen libertie to git 3 or 4 loads of timber on the Comons towards 
the building a barne. 

The 29 Nouem 78 the Select men met againe to take acc ts of the 
other Constables but their acc t9 weer not ready Viz. James Bird and 
Tho. Tolman. 

The same day it was granted to Jn Trescott libertie to git 4 or 
5 load of timber out of the Comons towards the building of him a 
dwelling hous. 

At a ginerall towne meeting the 2 10 78 After the directory was 
read there was an ace* guien of all rates for the yeer 75 and 76 ex- 
cept the minesters rate. 

The same day it was p'posed to the towne whether Jn Brown 
should be admitted inhabetant into this town, being put to the Vote 
the Vote was atfermatiu. 

The same day it was p'posed to the town, wheras formerly for 
the supply of M r Flint for wood, Seuerall haue on their owne 
ace* freely brought in wood which they Judge not equall that some 
should be at the Cost and others bear no p* of it. It is therefore 
p'posed to the towne whether the} T will alow Mr. Flint 5 to be an- 
exed to the town rate the next yeer if the towne see meet, and Mr. 
Flint to p'uid wood for himself, the Vote was negatiue. 



228 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The same day it was Voted in the affermatiue that the Elders and 
Select men should haue power of seating p'sons in the meeting 
hous. 

The same day it was Chosen for Select men Lift. Capen Deacon 
Blak, Srg nt Clap, William Sumner, Srg nt Preston 

for Recor r Lift Capen 

for Raters I ST #* Wiswell > Sr g Dt Pond 
s \ John Breck 

for Sup'uisors Joshua Henshaw, Benjamen Leeds 
looke more of this days actings p. 307 

[3O7.] The 20 4 79 

It was Voted at a towne meeting Whether they would alow M r 
Flint one hundred pounds for this yeere Sixty pound in money and 
forty pound in other Currant pa}\ M r Flint p'uiding help for sup- 
ply in the minestry as ther shall be need : 

The Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

The same ginerall towne meeting It was voted that the old meet- 
ing-hous should be disposed off by the Select men for the best good 
of the towne also the trees that grow ther about shall be by the 
Select men from time to time soe ordered and disposed as they shall 
Judg meet either for standing or disposing some of them when 
and to whom they Judg meet. 

This hous was afterward sold to Isack Ryall for ten pound and 
he alowed it as p* of his pay for building the new hous. Also the 
trees, some of them weer sold one to Nicholas Bolton, for 3 s : two 
of them to Eb williams and Jn Capen Jun r for 5", two or 3 more 
to William Cheny and Peter Talbut for 5" 6 d one to William Tres- 
cot for 5" and one to Elisha Foster for 

look more of this p. 325, and for the bill of disbursements 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 10 78 

It was granted to Jn Smith Quarter M r Son libertie to git two 
load of Clobord more, Viz : 1 ,400 out of the Comon Swamps and 
a tree or two out of the 500 acrs to make ribs for their barne. 

The same day ther was an agreement with M r James Minot to 
be a Scholmaster as in the booke will appeare. 

The same day ther was an agreement made with Dauid Joanes 
to Clens the meetinghous and to ring the bell and to p'uid water 
for baptisme for which he is to haue three pounds a yeer out of 
the town rate the yeer to begin the first of January. 

[3O8,] At a meeting of the Select men the 13.11.78 

It was granted to Thomas Pope libertie to git out of the 500 
acrs soe much timber as to build a hous of 18 foot long and 16 wid. 

The same day the Rate'rs made returne of the rats comitted to 
them to make viz : a meetinghous rate amounting to 188 pounds 
7 s and a towne rate of 23 1 " 12" 10 d 

The same da}^ it was granted to Joseph Skilton libertie to git 
Six loads of wood out of the 500 acrs : p'uided he doe not fall any 
trees but take of that which is downe. 

The same day the Constable Jn Tolman was ordered to warne 
Robt. Stiles to appear before the Select men at their next meeting 
to know how he irnproue his time and his Children. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 229 

At a publique Towne meeting the 15 11 78 being legally warned 
and Come together. It was voted in the affirmatiue that (at the 
motion of Roger Belleng) the Select men should Sige a deede vnto 
him of the farme he had of the towne lying about Wainmans 
Ordinary and to secuer it to him as from the towne and their suc- 
cessors. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 12 78 Rob 4 Stiles came 
vnto the Select men (being Sumoned afore soe to doe) to answer 
or giue an ace 4 how he did improue his time for himself and chil- 
dren the conclusion was that he should look out for a place for one 
of his Children at least, or elce the Select men would p'uide a 
place. 

The same day it was granted at the motion of Simon Peck that 
he should haue libertie to gather vp some of the old rotten wood in 
that 50 acrs reserued out of the minestry land at Melton which 
belongs to Dorchester. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 17 12 at the hous of Lif u 
Capen John Parker Came and engaged to secuer the towne of Dor- 
chester in behalf of his daughter Martha Horsly if she might be 
let [3O9.] out of the hous of Correction, which engagement is 
one file. 

The same day Thomas Dauenport had libertie to take 200 of 
railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day Ebenezer Hill Came before the Select men and was 
aduertized concerning Idleness. 

The next day at the same place the Select men mett againe and 
made a rate for the minestry vpon such as did not contribut on the 
lords days. 

Also the same day they made vp acc t8 'with Constables James 
Bird and Tho. Tolman for Contry towne and minestry and meeting 
hous rate soe farr as they had gathered. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 (1) 7f at the hous of 
Deacon Blake. 

The same day Joseph Birch had libertie granted him to git 100 
of railes out of the 500 acrs. 

The same day the Select men Signed to Roger Billeng Sen 1 " a 
deede of the farme about Wainmans Ordinary. 

The same day at the petition of Desier Clap James Blake 
Jn Blake and others for to build a seat in the new meeting hous 
as in the petition on file will appear, the Select men granted their 
petition. 

The same day Daniell Preston Sen 1 and Srg nt Clap are appointed 
to run the line between Milton and Dorchester in the outside of 
the last Six deuissions towards the blew hils and make returne 
their returns ar on fill. 

The same day Will Sumner Lift Capen and Ezra Clap to run 
the line between the 400 acrs and at the Swamp by Anthony Gulli- 
fords : the return is on fill. 

The same day Srg nt Pond Srg nt Wiswell and Nathanell Clap weer 
appointed to run the line between Dorchester and Deadham but did 
not doe it that yeer. 

and for the line between Dor. and Punchapage Timothy Tilston 
and Henry Leadbetter : returne is on file. 



230 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

and for the line between Brantre and Dor. from the topp of the 
blew hils and soe towards the Patten line, Roger Bellang Samuel 
Paule and Jn Minot : return on fille. 

The same day was appointed for fence Vewers as followeth 
[3 1C.] for that part of the great lots > Timothy Foster and 
be} r ond Timothy Foster f Samuell Bigbe. 

for Captins neck .... ) Jn Breck 

J Jn Pelton Sen r 
for the feild before Enock Wiswell . \ Joseph Weeks 

f Tho. Modesly. 
for the hill feild ) Isack Joans and 

j Joshua Hinshaw 
for the feild behind Jn Bird . . ) Jn Bird and 

J Tho. Andrews 
for the feild behind M r Stoughtons . ) Rich. Baker and 

J Amiell Weeks, 
for the neck of land ) William Pond 

j Nathanell Clap 
for Sup'uisors of the way to neck . ) Isack Joanes 

j Hopestill Clap 
for the Cleering the neck ) Tho. Bird 

j Jn Withington 

And all fences to be made vp by the 25 March next and fence 
Vewers to Vew fence, and the Cleerers of the neck to be vewed 
and cleered by the 1 Apjill. 

The same day ther was appointed to looke after the bo} r s in the 
meeting-nous on the lords da3 r s : Clement Maxfeild Tho. Modesly 
Timothy Tilston and Jn Tolman, each to take the Care of the 
boys orderly caredg in the publique meeting, each of them a quarter 
of a 3'eer the first to begin the first Saboth after the 25 march next. 

The same day ther was appointed Thomas Modesly and Nathan 
Bradly for the North end of the towne and Clement Maxfeild and 
James Robinson for the South p* of the towne, thes men are ap- 
pointed to looke after the Swine that they be yoked and ringed ac- 
cording to former order as in p. 277 with referance to that order p. 
409 with this addition of 1" for each Swine that they yoke and 
ring and also vnder the penalty of 15 s fine for their neglect accord- 
ing to that Glaus in the order p. 240 : the order Comitted to them 
it is on file. 

the next in order is in p. 316. 

[311.] An Order Regulating Swine made by the Select men 
the 11 12 79. 

It is ordered that wheras ther haue been formerly great neglect 
of ringing and yoking of hogs notwithstanding all orders that haue 
ben formerly made to p r uent damedg. As an adition to former 
orders, It is now ordered that all Swine shall be sufficiently 
Ringed by the 18 day of this Instant Feburary and to be suffic- 
cientl} T yoked by the first of Aprill and soe to be kept yoked till the 
12 of October, and to be ringed all the yeer, and this order to ex- 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 231 

tend to all Swine from two months old and vpward and for the ex- 
ecution heerof ther shal be men appointed who shall goe a bout 
once a week or oftener If complaint be made to them, and if they 
find any such pigs or greater swin, either without a ring or yoke 
hee shall demand and receaue of the owner three pence for want of 
a ring, or three pence if they be without a yoke, and if without 
both ring and yoke then Six pence and if the owner doe not pay, 
or to the mens satisfaction then he shall take notice in wrighting 
the owner of the Swine, and the number therof, a list wherof shall 
be transmitted to the baylif which shall be Chosen, who shall once 
in euery month goe and take by distress what is due, that is to say, 
if the owner of the Swine doe not satisfie to satisfaction of the 
men first finding them defectiue, the which baylif if he be put 
upon it to distraine, hee shall duble the fine and shall haue the onp 
half for his labor, and if any man appointed by the Select men 
refus to looke after the Swine, and doe not giue a satisfiing reason, 
he shall pay as a fine the Sume of therteen shillings fower pence, 
and he that is Chosen in his steed shall haue the fine, and if he 
that is Chosen for a baylif shall refus the place, and cannot giue a 
satisfiing reason to them that chose him, he shall pay the like fine, 
and he that accepts the place shall haue the fine, and if thos that 
are to looke after the Swin cannot find an owner for them then to 
impound such Swine either in the Comon pound or in some en- 
closuer of their own, and if noe owner doe appear then to yoke 
and ring such Swine and let them goe when they haue first paid 
themselues their due that is to say twelue pence a peice for such 
Swine. 

[312.] The Town Dept r to Lift. Jn Capen. 
Imp. to the Ballance of his ace* the last yeer as ) n 

in p. 292 } 

It. to 5 lb&. of Corne dl. to Daniell Elders . . 0-15-0 
It. to Parkers Second payment . . . . 4-0-0 

It. to Recording yeer 79 1-0-0 

It. to a days work of his man the last Spring at ) A i c 

Scholhous [ 

It. to what he laid out a bout the pound to Jn \ 

Trescot and his man and for stuff nails and > 0-5-0 

help ) 

It. to a days work to run the line between the ) 2 fi 

400 acrs and the Swamp j 

It. to 3 days expences of the Select men at his I n _ i * _ o 

hous ) 

It. to nailes for the boys Seat and a quier of pap' 0-11 

Dept. 14 - 1 - 6 

Cred 6-6-6 



Ballance 7 - 14 - 

Made this ace* with the Select men the 11 12 ) 7 _ n _ n 

79 and ther is due to Ballance . 



232 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

[313 . ] the Contra Credit' 

Imp. sister Fosters Rate 2 bl. Corne dl to Tho ) A * r> 

* i i > U o U 
Modesly .......) 

It. my owne rate yeer 78 . . . . 0-6-7 

It. Phillip Demonz a day by Joshua Henshaw . 0-0-9 

and Joshias own rat and p* of his Grandmothr . 0-3-3 

It. of James Whit . . . . , . . 0-4-10 
It. by 16" he appointed JnTolman to pay to his \ 

bro. T. Tolman for Jn brecks rate in that V 0-16-0 

yeer ....... J 

It. Recc. of Jn Tolman 1 s money which was ) 0-1-6 

Sam Peltons rate which in Contry pay was j 

It. by Samuell Capen his rate . . ' . . 0-2-11 

It. by Barnard Capen 0-2-6 

and by Barnard for William Ryall . . . 0-1-0 

It. by Jn Capens rate appointed by Jn Baker . 0-1-6 

It. by Enock Wiswell 0-5-6 

It. by James Bird 0-4-9 

It. by Jn Bird . . . . . . 0-2-1 

It. by James Foster . . . . . . 0-4-4 

It. by widdow Farington 0-0-6 

It. by Widdow Blackman . . . . 0-3-3 
It. by Corne and Rey brought in by Jn pig of \ 

Deadham p e of former rent of Schol land > 3-0-0 

brought in about May '79 J 

6- 7- 6 



[314.] The ace* of the Ireron M r Withington Legacy. 
Imp Recc. 200 of Iron which Came from Tanton ) n 

Octo. 1670 | 

It. Recc. 100 of Iron May 72 but it was the ) 1 A c\ 

p'dusof71 j 

It. for the yeer 72 Obediah Swift Recc one HunO 

dred of Iron for which he made axes and bows i 

for the Endian gratuetie by Capt. Fosters j 

Order . . J 

It. another 100 & % of Iron was left in the hands 

of Obediah Swifts hands to discharg a dept of . i _ i o 

the towns which yet he is to be countabl for 

it : he p d 4' 6 d money for Caredg of it . 
It. the next 100 & J of Iron Obediah Swift dis- 
counted with the Comittee for Ire work about i 

the meeting hous he p d for caredge of it 4 s 6 d 

money ...;... 
It. another 100 & of Iron left in the hands of) 

Obediah Swift, the begining of winter 1679 he [ 1 - 10 - 

p d 5" for bringing it rest due yet to the towne j 
It. another 100 & of Iron left in the hands of) i - in n 

Obediah Swift yet due . j 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 233 

[315 .J An ace* of the Schole land 
Imp. Recc. into the hands of Lift. Capen from Jn 

Farington for rent of Schol land for 5 acrs at 

6 s 6 d _p acre for the yeer 71 . . . . ) 1-12-6 
It. Recc. of Jn Pig on the same ace* for 5 acres ) 

the same 3 r eer . . . . .. . .( 1-12-7 

It. Recc. of Srg nt Elic of the same ace* for almost 1 

3 acres J 0-17-8 

It. Recc. of Srg nt Elice 20 s left in M r Flint's hands 5 

towards rent . . . . . . . J 1-0-0 

Thus far ace* was made to Captin Foster as 
Treasurer and ther was then 3 lg 2 s 4 d in the hands of 
Jn Capen Sen' as by his ace* will appear p d to 
him 
It. since Recc. Jn Farington 6 bl. Endian . . 0-18-0 

and of Jn Pig 2 bl. Endian ? . . . . 0-6-0 

and of Srg nt Ellice a bl. of Rey . . . 0-4-0 

all this was for rent formerly due. 
It. Recc. of Srg nt Elice a bl. of Rey . . . 0-4-0 

same time of Jn Pig 4 bl. Endian . . . 0-12-0 

M d all this was dl. to Mr. James Minot to make 

vp what he sell short in the rate Viz : 10 bbls. 

Endian 2 bis. Rey besids two bis of Endian 

he left in the hands of Jn Cape for a dept due 

from M r Minot. 

It. Recc. of Jn Farington 6 bl & of Endian . 0-19-6 

It. Recc. by Lift. Capen 3 bis. wheat of Sr: Elice. 0-15-0 

It. Recc. by Lift. Capen of Jn Pig in Corne and | 

Rey ) 3-0-0 

all this haue been discounted with the Select men 

as by the ace* will appear. 

[316.] At a meeting of the freemen the 14 first m 7f Wil- 
liam Sumner was chosen Deputie for the yeer Ensewing and also 
Comissioner to Carry the Vots to Boston. 

The Same day ther was chosen for Constabls Hopestill Clap and 
Samuell Toplif. 

The same day at the motion of Jn Lewice for a peice of Comon 
land beyond the last deuissions on the North sid of Naponset 
neer Deadham mill it was granted that it should be left to the 
Select men to Conclud it on such Conditions as they Judge meete. 

The same day the Elder published the list for the seating p'sons 
in the meeting hous, and also gaue an ace* of the disburstment of 
the Contributions for the releef of the distressed for nurses and 
other expences for thos that had the pox Viz Samuell Chandler 
and widdow Rogers &c. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14. 2. 79 at the hous of Srg nt 
Samuell Clap. 

The same Jn Lewice Came to the Select men and concluded 
Conditions about the land granted by the towne which is recorded 
in the new book p. 120 and libertie to git 2 or 3 load of Clobord 
to Couer his hous. 

The same day it was granted to Clement Maxfeild libertie to 



234 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

git 1400 of Clobord and two or three trees for groundsels out of 
the Comon land. 

The same day James Whit and James Robinson was appointed 
to vew the 20 acr lot fence. 

The 22 2 79 It was granted to Ebenezer withington libertie to 
git two loads of Clobords out of the Comon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 4 79 at the hous of Lift. 
Capen. 

The same day it was granted to John Trescot libertie to git 1 600 
of Clobord besids his former fowerteen hundred. 

[317.] The same day it was granted to Henery Merifeild 
libertie to get 1400 of Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to Samuell Robinson libertie to git 
700 Clobord more besides what he had formerly granted and a few 
bundles of lasts. 

The same day it was granted to Timothy Tilston libertie for 2 
or 3 trees for to make Vessell timber. 

At a meeting of the Town the 30 July 79 it was by a Vote 
granted to the widdow Salsbery libertie to git 2100 of Clobord 
out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same da}- Ensigne Hale was Chosen Comissioner for to help 
make the Con try rate. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 6 6 79 at the hous of Deacon 
Blake to make the 4 Contry rates and to take the Vallewation for 
the next Contry rate. 

It was then granted to Charles Dauenport libertie to get 2100 
of Clobord out of the Comon Swanlps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (7) 79 at the house of 
Srg nt Clap 

It was granted to Samuell Capen libertie to gitt 700 of Clobord 
out of the Comon Swamps besids his former grant. 

The same day the Select men ordered that Constable John Baker 
shall pay to Nicholas Bolton ten shillings more to the 40" formerly 
ordered him to pay to him which is for his worke at the meeting- 
hous. 

This ten shillings was afterward appointed to be p d by Constable 
Hopstill Clap because Jn Bakers rate would not reach to doe it. 

The same day It is ordered or granted to Samuell Joanes tohaue 
libertie to gitt 1400 of Clobord. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 9 79 at the house of 
Lift. Capen. 

It was granted to Benjamin Leeds libertie to gitt 700 of Clobord 
out of the Comon Swamps and some bolts for Shingle. 

The same day vpon Consideration that Hopestill Clap who was 
appointed Sup'uisor of the way to the neck and afterward was 
Chosen Constable, and now ther is more then ordinary Occasion to 
haue that way mended being [318.] vnpassible for man or beast 
to goe comfortably therfore the Select men appointed James Foster 
to Joyne with Isack Joanes to vew that way, and call vpon p'sons 
whose wa}' is defectiue and see that it be repaired and made pas- 
able with as much speed as possible can be and if any neglect their 
duty then to make returne to the Select men that the penalty which 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 235 

< 

the order mentions may be taken : our intent is all such ways as are 
at p'sent very bad and vnpassable. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 1 10 79 after the directory 
was read ther was Chosen Lift. Capen Richard Baker and Thomas 
Dauenport to Vew the way that the Widdow Weeks desiereth to 
haue changed and make ther returne to the Select men who are im- 
powered to Isue it as they shall see best. 

The same day a petition was p'ferred by Tho Tilston and others 
about stoping vp a way the petition with the answer to it is on file. 

The same day M r Flint made a motion for to haue a peice of land 
on the Comons a litle beyond the Corner of his Orchyard to set a 
barne on if he see meete to set it ther the which was granted but 
none then appointed to set it out. 

The same day Jn Capen Jun r made a motion to buy that peice 
of land on the Comons a litle beyond the end of his Orchyard and 
soe to Enock Wiswells land which was not granted at that time. 

The same day was chosen for Select men 

Lift. Capen William Sumner ( Select 

Deacon Blake Ensigne Hale Srg nt Clap ( men 
for Recorder Lift nt Capen 

for Raters r Srgent Pond 

I Srg nt Wiswell 
l John Brick 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 . 10 79 at the hous of 
Srg nt clap The Select men ordered and apointed Lift nt Capen and 
Srg nt Clap that the}" should call vpon John Mason for the legacy 
giuen by John Gornell towards the Schole, and take it into their 
hands and the legacy of 5 1 " for the yeer past which the Widdow 
x Burg gaue to the poore of Dorchester. 

The same day Nathaniell Johnson of Rocksbery came to the 
Select men and did accknowlidge that he had gotton 1300 of 
Clobord without order out of a Swamp belonging to Dorchester, 
and that some body had taken [319.] them away, but he knew 
wheer they weer, his request was that the Select men would grant 
him that libertie as to haue thos which he haue already gotten, if 
he can recouer them, the which was granted him p'uided he git noe 
more without order from the Select men. 

The same day Jn Minot was granted libertie to git 2800 of 
Clobord out of the Com on Swamp. 

A list of the names of thos which weer remoued to other towns 
in the time of the warr which ought by law to pay in this towne. 
Henry Garnesy for his p'son . . . . 0-16-8 

William Chaplin 1 - 1 - 

Mr Beale 0-16-8 

Henery Mare 1-13-4 

John Gill as in the third Collom of the County ) 

rate yeer 76 j 1 - 10 - 10 

At a meeting, of the Select men at M r Flints hous the 22 10 79 
John Bird made vp his ace* for the rearedges of M r Flints rat Co- 

i Jane Gornell, widow of John Gornell, married John Burge. Inscription on her 
gravestone reads: " Jeane Gornell." See N. E. Hist. & Genoa. Register, Vol. 4, 
p. 166. W. H. W. 



236 'CiTT DOCUMENT No. 9. 

mitted to him for his p l of the Rate, and he haue Cleered all for the 
yeer 75 he engaging to M r Flint, to satisfie him for what is yet 
vnpaid which is 6' and he is discharged for that part of the rate 
which was Comitted to him to gather. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 11 79 at the hous of 
Deacon Blake 

The Raters Viz William Pond and Enoch Wiswell made returne 
of the rates Comitted to them to make Viz the ministers rate Con- 
sisting 101 ls- - ! 8 d - and the towne rate amounting to 50 1 "- - 7" - 0. 

The same day Frances Bale Came to the Select men being for- 
merly ordered soe to doe that the Select men might enquier of him 
Concerning his outward Estate, the Select men aduised him to dis- 
pose of two of his Children, his answer was that his wife was not 
willing the Select men p'swaded him to p'swad his wife to it 

The same day the Select men agreed with Nathan Bradly to ring 
the bell and Clens the meeting hous and to carry water for bap- 
tisme, and while the bell stands on the hill, he is to haue fower 
pounds a yeer and after the bell is brought to the meeting house 
31-. _iO'--0. 

[32O.] The same day it was granted to Mr. Flint libertie to 
gitt 200 of railes in the Comons aboue the blew hills. 

The same day Isack Joanes had a discharg of his work as Con- 
stable for the yeer 75 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the next day being the 13 11 79 
at the hous of Deacon Blake after noone 

It is ordered by the Select men that the day appointed for each 
p'son to bring in their pay to the minestry this }^eer shall be the 
last second day in January being the 26 day of the Month, and 
to bring it in to Mr. Flints hous and make vp their acc t8 , and 
thos that cannot doe it that day, then the therd Second day in 
Feburary being the 16 day of that month. 

Also the same days to bring into the Schole Master wher he 
shall appoint. 

The same day ther was libertie granted to Nehemiah Clap to git 
a load of timber out of the 500 acrs. 

Also granted to Timothy Tilston libertie to take fower trees on 
the Comons about Puncapag. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 9 12 79 at the hous of Lift. 
Capen a warrant was sent to the Constables to take a fine of John 
Jackson for fower weeks entertainement of Op'tunetie Lane Lane 
his daughter in law Contrary to towne order, and also to warne 
the said Opertunetie to dep 4 the towne or giue in securetie to secur 
the towne from damedg and also that if the said Jackson entertaine 
her longer he must expect to pay 3 8 - - 4 d - p weeke for euery weeke 
after the date heerof : Shortly after the said Jackson came and he 
and William Cheney entered into 30 1 * bond to secuer the towne. 
the bond is on file. 

The 11 12 79 After lectuer the Select men meet and made an 
Order to regulat Swine the which order is on p. 311 and chos 
men Viz John Pason Ebenezer Withington and Samuell Hix for to 
look after the Swine on the west sid of Widdow Georges brooke 
and Nathan Bradly and Tho. Modesly for the North side therof. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 237 

The 12 12 79 John Mason brought to the Select men fiue pounds 
in shows which was Jane Burges her legacy to the poor of this 
towne the first payment which was for the yeer past ; and the 
Select men appointed who should haue them as followeth. 

The next in order is p. 336. 

[321.] Henery Merifeild 0-7-0 

Daniell Elders a pa 0-7-6 

Robt. Stiles apa '. . 0-3-0 

Tho. Pope 0-7-0 

Samuell Hill apa 0-7-0 

Merriam Wood apa 0-5-0 

Jn Plum 0-5-0 

Robt. Sanders apa 0-5-0 

Frances Bale apa . . . . . . . 0-7-0 

Nathan Bradly apa 0-7-0 

Jn Lewice apa 0-7-0 

Giles Barg apa 0-7-0 

Widdow Lawrance . . . . . . . 0-4-6 

William Turner ..'. . . . . 0-7-0 

Edmond Brown . . . . .. . 0-7-0 

Joseph Weeks 0-7-0 

The 16 day of January which was the day appointed to bring in 
Mr. Flints Rate, the Constables formerly that weer to giue in their 
acc ts of the rearedges due to him came that day and all of them 
except Henery Leadbetter cleered their acc te by engaging to Mr. 
Flint for what was behind and Mr. Flint gaue discharges to them 
to deliuer to the Select men for the Cleering of the towne, and 
before this time the Select men had vewed the desp'at depts of each 
rate viz. for the yeer 72 vnto the end of the yeer 78 and is to sat- 
isfie that to Mr. Flint on ace* with him, and shortly after Henery 
Leadbetter did also engage to discharg thos that he was to gitt in : 
Mr. Flints discharges are on file. 

A list of the Seuerall p'sons that are lookt vpon as desp'at depts 
of what should haue ben paid to M r Flint for the Seuerall yeers 
which is to be paid or made good to M r Flint some other way is as 
followeth. 
for the yeer 72 Henery Leadbetter Constable 

Admin estrators of Major Atherton Estat . 0-3-2 

Isable Fisher 0-14-4 

Hudsons Farme 0-16-8 

Nathaniell Wales 0-1-10 

Robt. Pelton 0-1-8 

for the yeer 73 Tho. Peirce Constable 

Susana Breck . . . .. . 0-2-0 

Hudsons Farme 0-13-5 

Jeremiah Haws . . . . . . 0-1-8 

[322.] for the yeer 74 M r Flint did owne that Isack Joanes 
had cleered his p* to Colect and John Withington vndertook for his 
part except the desp'at. 
for 74 desp'at dept look on the right hand * 



238 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

for the yeer 75 Jn Bird Colector 

James Horsly 0-2-6 

for the } r eer 76 Tho. Tolman and James Bird Colectors. 

Robt Sanders 0-5-3 

John Merryfeild 0-3-6 

Timothy Wales Jun r 0-2-6 

James Horsly 0-1-6 

Tho. Williams 0-2-6 

Robt. Pelton 0-2-0 

. Tho. Lawrance 0-2-6 

Jn Wales Jun r 0-2-6 

Tho. Beaman 0-2-6 

John Spur 0-2-6 

William Chaplain 0-3-6 

Henery Merifeild 0-3-3 

for the yeer 77 Jn- Tolman & Jn Baker Colectors 

Robt"Sanders 0-3-0 

Jn Merifeild 0-3-3 

Timothy Wales Jun r 9-2-6 

Tho. Williams 0-2-6 

Tho. Lawrance 0-226 

Nathanell Osburne . . . ' . . 0-2-6 

Jn Wales Jun r 0-2-6 

Samuell Lawrance 0-2-6 

Jn Beaman 0-3-0 

for the yeer 78 Jn Baker Colector 

Widdow Farington 0-1-8 

Goo. Whitting at the farme . . . . 0-9-9 

Israeli Euered 0-6-9 

[323.] for the yeer 74 

Robl Sanders . . . . . . 0-6-1 

*Henery Merifeild " 0-7-0 

Tim Wales Jun r 0-1-8 



7-4-11 

William Chaplin for 76 T. Tolman Constable 0-3-6 

The Totall Sume of all the desperat depts for"} 

the Seuerall yeers to the end of the yeer 1678', 7 _ 3 _ 5 

is Seauen pounds fower shillings eleuen pence j 
besids William Chaplin 0-3-6 J 

The ouerplus of those rats in the Seuerall ) 

yeers come to six pound and ten pence . . J 1-0-10 

besids the } T eer 71 at which time ther was a^j 

towne rate of ten pounds aded to the mines- 

ters Rate and ther was cariyed in to M r Flint j* 3-11-3 

ouer and aboue what was appointed to him to j 

the vallew of 3 - 11 - 3. J 

and a load of Clobord which he had of Samuell | 

Trescot being part of his rent for minestry > 1-11-3 

land the which Clobords came to 1 - 11 - 3 . j 

11 -3^4 
7-8-5 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 239 

Rest due to the towne from M r Flint at the end ) 

of the yeer 1678 the Suine of . . J 3-14-11 

[324.] A list of the Tithing men that are appointed (for the 
yeer 1680) by the Select men 14. 10. 79 
Jacob Hewens, Tho. Tolman Sen r 

William Trescot, Roger Belleng 

John Capen Jun r Henery Leadbetter 

Isack Joanes James Whit 

John Baker Richard Withington 

Nathaniell Glour Obediah Haws 

Thomas Tiliston 

[325.] from p. 307. 

An acc e of the trees about the meeting hous as in p. 307. 
It. <tt to me by Srg nt Clap 3 s from Nicholas Colton . . 0-30 
It. from William Trescot Recc . . . . .0-10 

the rest he gaue a reason why not p d 
It. from William Cheny .*.. . . 0-2-9 

and Fetter Talbut and Widdow battern should pay 2 s 9 d more 
but the towne was in his dept about the meeting hous in which the 
Select men set it off that way 
M d one shilling of this was p d to Nathan Bradly ) 

for a bell rop f 0-1-0 

13 2 80 and p d Hen. Thomas for glazing at) 

Scholehous J 0-5-8 

It. more recc. of Srgnt Clap from Eb. Williams 2-6 

13 2 80 It. Recc- of In Baker in moneys for the \ 

bill of disburstment for towne powder bullets > 0-12-0 

flints, &c 1 

12 5 80 It. Recc. of Elisha Foster for a tree . 0-4-0 

It. Jn Trescot p d for his tree in his worke about M r Stoughton's 
seat in meetin hous. 
[326.] An account of Samuell Toplif as Con- *) 

stable for yeer 79 that p* of the Rate which he f 25 - _ 

was to gather the whol Rate Consisting of 5 j 

pounds 5 s - his p* to gather is 
Imp. p d to M r James Minot in Money . . 4-0-8 

and to him in Gentry pay . . . . 09-0-0 

It. to Rich. Withington for what he laid down to ) 

wards the hundred pound rat . . . j 0-19-0 

It. Donell Preston for what he laid downe for"! 

widdow Horsly 8" and for runing the line be- ( n _ 1 1 _ n 

tween Milton and Dorchester 2'-6-and 6 [ 

pence more ...... j 

It. to William Sumner for runing the line 2 s 6 d ) 

5 s 7 d and towards his deputyship . . j 0-8-1 

It. to Ezra Clap for the line between milton and ) 

Dorchester } 0-2-6 

It. to Timothy Tilston for the line between Pun- ) 

capag and Dor. . . . . . j 0-2-6 

It. to Henery Leadbetter for the same line . . 0-2-6 

It. to Jn Minot for the line between brantree } 

and Dor. . 10-6-0 



240 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Roger Billing for the same . . . . 0-6-0 

It. to Samuell Paull the same line . . . 0-6-0 
It. to benjamin Leeds for bringing Clobords to ) 

the Scholhous . . . . 0-1-6 
It. to James Robinson for two days cutting 1 

woud for Nathan Bradly . . . j 0-3-0 

It. to Nathanell Glouer for keeping frances . 0-3-0 
It. to Daued Joanes for keeping of frances 3 ) 

weeke j 0-4-6 

It. to Widdow Minot for Frances . . . 0-3-0 

It. to Samuell Toplif for frances 3 weeke . . 0-4-6 

It. to Clement Maxfeild for frances 20 weeks . 1-10-0 

It. to Timoth} 1 " foster for work at the boys seat . 0-3-0 

It. to Samuell Maxfeild for Wading Election day - 1 - 

It. to Sam Toplif for the sam . . . . - 1 - 

It. to Rich Euens for a days work at Schol hous o - 2 - 6 



20 - 7-3 

Rest due 4-19-11 

It. p d of this to Widdow Georg for former ex- ) 

pence J 0-13-9 

It. p d to Roger Billing (besids his money p*) for j 

Clobord and other things for the meeting hous j 1-18-4 

It. p d to Daued Joans for Ringing the bell . . 3-16-0 

It. p d by Hope Clap as in p. 327 . . . 0-2-9 

It. to John Guile for an Woolfe . . . 0-10-0 

It. to M r flint for worke at schole house . . 0-4-0 
It. Samuel Topliffe for a dayes worke schoole ) 

house . . . ' . . .. { 0-2-0 

[327.] An ace* of Hopestill Clap Constable for yeer 79 that 

part which he was to gather of the same rate with Sam Toplif the 
whole Rate Consisting of 50 pounds 5* his p* is 24 - 17 - 10 

Imp. to M r James Minot in money . . . 4-0-0 

and in Cuntry pay 11-0-0 

It. to Lift. Capen as p* towards Recording yeer 79 0-18-1 

It. to William Sumner as p 1 of deputyship . . 1-10-11 

It. to Deakon Blake for expences of Select men 0-13-11 
It. to Srg* Clap 17 s for expences of Select men } 

and for runing the line between Milton and V 019-6 

Dor.2"6 d . J 

It. to Rich Leeds for keeping Frances formerly I 

and rest due to him yet 13" 2 d . . J 0-16-4 
It. to Tho. Moadsly for a Load of wood for i 

Nathan f 0-4-0 

It. to Jn Wales for keeping of frances . . 0-3-0 

It. to Nicholas Lawrence for frances . . . 0-3-0 
It. to Srg nt Wiswell for frances 3" and for killing ) 

her Cow 2" j 0-5-0 

It. to Timothy Whiting for killing an woolf . 0-10-0 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 241 

It. to Jacob hewens for a days work carting for ) 

wood for Nathan bradly . . . f 0-5-0 

It. to Tho Andrews Carting for Nathan wood . 0-5-0 

It. to Samuel Wales for frances . . . . 0-3-0 

It. to Sam Trescot for frances . . . . 1-7-1 

It. to Joseph Weeks for Warding Artillery day 0-1-0 

It. to Hopstill Clap for the same . . 0-1-0 
It. to Nicholas Bolton for what he should haue ) 

had formerly for ringing the bell . . j 0-10-0 



23- 15-10 

Rest due to ballance 1-2-0 
out of this ther is Gamalliell Beamans rate ) 

abated which is 6 s j 0-6-0 

and hopstill Clap p d the same time in money . 0-4-0 

despat dept John Jackson . . . . . 0-1-4 

It. p d to Lift nt Capen 0-5-7 

It. p d to William Sumner 0-9-10 



pd _ 2 8 _ gd to 
Credit given for it to Samuell Topliffs ace 1 

[328.] An ace 4 of Thomas Tolman as Constable for the yeer 
77 for that Contry rate of Six rats and that p* remitted to the said 
Tolman to Colect the whole rate amounting to 241 - 10 - 2 
Imp. the Tresurer is to haue out of this rate . 236 - 6 

remains . . . 5-9-8 

Desp'at depts out of the Six rates comitted to T. 

Tolman his p* 

Rob' Sanders 0-6-0 

Jn Merifeild 0-16-0 

WicMow G-eorg abated 0-5-0 

Joshua Georg being a Castl man is abated one ) 

Single rate j 0-1-8 

Jn Sanders . . , . . . , 0-11-0 

Walter Euerington on p'son taken off . . 0-10-0 



2- 9- 



1-16-6 



4- 6-2 

Rest due to Towne from both Constables . . 1-13-9 
The ace 4 of the Contry rate Consisting of three \ 

rats comitted p* of it to Tho Tolman the Sume > 105 - 18 - 4 

of the wholl rate is .... ) 

of which the Treasurer is to haue . . . 96-14-0 

Remains . . . 9-4-4 
Desp'at depts out of the 3 rates 

Robt. Sanders 0-1-6 

Jn Merifeild 0-8-9 

Widdow Georg abated . . . . . 0-2-6 



242 CITY DOCUMENT No 9. 

Jn Sanders . . . . . . - 5 - 

Gamalliell Beaman Jun r . . . . . 0-5-0 



1-2-9 
0-11-0 

1-13-9 
Best due to Towne from both Constabls out of ) 

the thre Rats f 7-10-7 

It. p d to John Tolman by order being over rated 1 - 9-2 

made vp this acc e with the Select men the 15 9 80 : 

M d this of T. Dauenport is to be put on the meeting hous dis- 

burstments. 

[329.] An ace* of James Bird as Constable for the same yeer 
of 77 that p l which he was to Colect of the Six rates. 
Deducted out the rate 20" for Enock Wiswells ) 

Sons rate being another man's seruant . j 1-0-0 

Widdow Long p l of her rate . . . . 0-6-6 

Nathanell Osburne 0-10-0 



1-16-6 
The ace* of the three rate that p* which James 

Bird was to Colect 
Desp'at Dept. Widdow Long . . . 0-3-0 

Nathan Bradly 0-3-0 

Nathanell Osburn . . . . . 0-5-0 



0- 11 - 
M d wheras on the other sid ther is due from both ^| 

Constabls to ballan to the town 7 1 " - 10 - 7 I ^ _ 9 _ 

ther is as on the other sid to be seen p d to John f 

Tolman by order ..... 

and to Georg Lyon his Contry rate . . . 1-5-10 

and to James Tucker - 16 - 8 



3-11- 8 
This 3 - 11 - 8 is to be taken out of the 

7-10-7 and now remains due to the town > 3-18-11 
3-18. -11 j 

mor desparat debts brought in by the Constables 
James Bird and Tho. Tolman 

s. d. 

Joseph Birch 16-6 

occup' of henery mars . . . 4-0 

John Memory 3-9 

Tho. Birch 10-0 

Anthony hancoke . . . . 10-0 

henery Roberts . . . . 10-0 

Robert Stanton . . . . 3-0 2-17-3 

Lose in measure of Corne - 4-0 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 243 

[33O.] An ace 1 of Tho. Tolman of the towne ~) 

rate Comitted to him to Colect yeer 77 the > 64 - 12 - 9 
. wholl rate is ......) 

that p 4 which he is Colect is . . . 33-4-9 

Imp. p d to Mr. Minot 15-0-0 

It. to Widdow Georg 4 - 3 - 8 

It. to Daued Joans for the bell ringing . . 1-10-0 

It. to James Robbinson for diging a childs graue 0-2-6 

It. to Corp'all tilston for 3 days at Swamp and ) o 7 fi 

a bl Corne to an Indian . . . . f 

and to him for 2 weekes keeping frances of j Q - 3 - 

which he had 3 s of Isack Joans . . . j 

It. to Goody wiet for laying frank and Horsly . 0-5-0 

It. to Rich. Withington 20 s - money as p 4 of what \ inn 

he laid down to Mr. Flint ... . j 

and to him for two load of wood for Sanders 

and the widdow Horsly 

and to him for what he lent the town in shows 

to make vp their ace* with the Treasurer 
It. to Siluester for a wolf in 74 . . . 0-10-0 

It. to Samuell Robinson for Frances left due . 0-2-0 

It. to Thomas Tolman for Frances . . . 0-4-8 

It. to Henery Leadbetter for Franck 5 weeks . 0-15-0 

It. to Mr. Glouer for frank 2 weeks . . . 0-6-8 

It. to Daniell Preston for the bords formerly for ") 

the Scholhous 6 s and for frank 2 weeks 6 s and | 

for 22 foot of bord for shuts for the Schole ^ 0-14-0 

hous 1 s - 4 and towards a load of wood for j 

horsly 8 d J 

and more towards the wood . . . . 0-3-10 



j 

0- 9- 

3- 0- 



Barnard 



28-15- 4 

It. more p d to Tho Dauenport for Carting timber ) n _ . 

for the bell j 

It. to Timothy Foster besides 2" 9 d p d in a former I n - 3 - 3 

rate ....... . j 

It. to Samuell Paull for his worke at the Swamp - 5-5 

It. to Lift. Capen p d by his Sons Samuell and ) 0-11-11 



30-3-5 
Rest due yet . . . . 1 - 2 - 1 



a d 

Desperate Debts. Joshua Atherton . 2-0 

henery Merefeild . 2-6 Thomas Williams . 2-0 

lift, holbrooke . .0-8 James houghton . 2-0 

John sanders . .2-0 Isaac how . . 3-4 

John stanton . .2-0 billing for Woolfe . 10-0 
John Pelton . .1-8 vpon the account of") 

Gamaleel Beaman . 2-0 money to Richard > 10-0 

Withington . .) 
payed more 2-0-2 



244 CIY DOCUMEN No. 9. 

Made vp the account with Thomas Tolman 22 : 11 : 82 of his 

IS 8 d 

town Rate and he is detter to the towne . . 1.1.2 

[331.] An ace 4 of James Bird for his p* of the town rate 

yeer 77 31-8-0 

Imp. to Mr. Minot . . . . . . 15-0-0 

It. to Nicholas Bolton for the bell . . . 2-0-0 
It. to Amiell weeks p* of his due for runing the ) 

line at blew hils . . . . . . f 0-6-8 

It. to Consider Atherton forfrances 4 weekes . 0-12-0 

It. to Deacon Blak as Deputie . . . . 4-7-0 

It. to Richard Leeds for Frank . 0-18-6 
It. to Srg 1 Pond for two weeks of frank and | 

mending the stocks j 30-9-6 

It. to Srg Dt Clap for frances 2 weeks and for 2 "j 

load of wood for Sanders and Horsly and to I 19 7 

him for nails and boards and work about f 

meeting hous and stocks . . . . J 
It. to Deacon Blak for frances 2 weeks and toS 

him for wood for Sanders and the watch and I i _ i _ 

work at meeting hous and for Carting Daniell j 

Elders goods . . . . . . J 

It. to Nathaell Clap for Carting goods . . - 5 - 

It. to Isack Joanes for the lik . . . . 0-5-0 

It. to Hopstill Clapp for frank 2 weeks . . 0-6-0 

It. to Widdow Clap for the lik . . . . 0-6-0 

It. to Nicholas Clap for the lik . . . 0-6-0 

It. to Joshua for on load of wood for the watch - 4-6 

It. to Srg nt Clap for the lik . . . . 0-4-6 

It. to Israeli Euered for a woolf . . . 0-10-0 

It. to Ezra Mos for a wolf . . . . 0-10-0 

It. to Jn Bird for keeping frances 2 weeks . 0-4-0 
It. to James Bird for bords for a Coflen for \ 

Horsly and for paper . . . . ' . J 0-3-9 
It. Widdow Foster the remainder of what she 1 

should haue had the last yeer of John Bird . j 3-12-2 

It. to Jn Trescot for a Coffen for Horsly . 0-5-0 

It. to Nathanell Clap for two weeks frank . 0-4-0 
It to Obediah Swift and mother for 6 weeks ) 

keeping frances formerly . . . . j 0-18-0 

It. to Thomas Bird two weeks frank . . 0-6-0 
It. to William Trescot 2 weeks frank and for ^ 

Carting for Daniell Elders and to him foray 0-12-6 

bord for old meeting hous . . . . ) 

It. to Srg nt wiswell for frances . . . . 0-2-6 

[332.] It. to Amiell Weeks for 2 weeks for j 

keeping frances . . . . . j 0-6-0 
It. to Widdow Foster for 2 load of wood for 1 

the watch brought by Jos. Homes . . . j 0-8-0 

It. to Rich. Baker for two weeks frank . . 0-6-0 

It. to M rs Foster for 2 weeks - 6-0 



DORCHESTER TOWN KECORDS. 245 

It. to Widclow Blackman for frank . . . 0-6-0 

It. to James Foster for frank . . . . 0-6-0 
The Totall of all that James Bird haue p d out of") 

the p l of towne rat which he was ordered to V 36-17-8 

pay is . . . . . . . .j 

and Tho. Tolman haue p d as on the other sid . 28-15-4 



both Sums is . . . ' . 65-2-4 

Rest due to the towne 0-16-7 

by James Bird payed as folio weth 
Since this account was made more payed to 

Widdow George . ... . . . 0-00-0 

to lift. Capen and for his owne Rate and Burge I 

and Mason J 1-13-0 

Debts that can not be gotten widow Longe . 0-4-0 

John Memory . . . . . . . 0-4-4 

Thomns Lawrence . . . ... . 0-2-0 

John Wales iu r , . 0-2-0 

John Beaman . . . ... . . 0-2-6 

Samuel Lawrence . . .... . 0-2-0 

occup' of henery mares . . . . . 0-1-11 



2-11-9 

Constable James Bird hath payed . 37 ls T 5 d 
the towne Debter to him . . .815 
this account was made with the Select 

men the 22 d : 11 : 82: 

[333.] At a meeting of the towne the 27 7 1680 being legally 
called together. 

It was p'posed to the Church and town to p'pos a Committee for 
to look out for a supply in the minestry vntill it pleas god to 
p r sent a man whom the Church may thinke meet to Gale to office, 
thos that are p'pounded are the Elder and Deacons and the rest of 
the Selectmen and Richard Baker. It being put to the vote it 
was declared in the Affirmatiue. 

It was further put to the Vote whether the Rate of ninetie pound 
p'mised to Mr. Flint for the whole yeer, be fully made vp to 
M rs Flint the Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

It was further p'posed to the town whether the minesters that 
are p'cuered to help vs should be satisfied out of the weekly Con- 
tribution, and an account therof keept by the Deacons and at the 
end of the yeer such a Sum, be aded to the ninetie pound Rate. 
The Vote was in the Affermatiue. 

It was further p'posed whether the town wo.uld bear the Charges 
of M' Flints funerall which corns to about ten pounds in money. 
The Vote was Affermatiue. 

[334.] At a meeting of the Select men the 8 No. 1680 John 
Tolman and Jn Baker came and made vp ther ace* for the 
Contry and Towne rats comitted to them to Colect the Sume of 

the Contry rate is 111-10-7 

the Sum of the town rate is . . . . 23-12-10 

for the yeer 78 



246 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Out of the Town rate p d by Jn Tolman. 

Imp to the Widdow Georg . . . . 3 - 3 - 10 

It. to Ezra Clap 2-7-4 

It. to Daued Joanes 1-15-0 

It. to Garnaliell Beaman 0-6-0 

It. to Roger Belleng for a wolf . . . 1-10-0 

It. to Samuell Toplif for work schol hous . . 0-2-0 

It. to William Sumner as Deputie . . . 0-7-1 

It. to Widdow Minot 0-3-0 

It. to Lift. Capen of Seuerall p'sons . . 0-11-3 

and to him for what was p d to Thomas Tol- ) 

man for Jn Breck ) 0-16-0 

and to him for Sam Pelton . . . . 0-1-6 
It. p d to Ebenezer Clap for what should be re- ) 

paid to him for his rate . . . . / 1-1-8 



11 - t 4- 8 
The totall of what is p d out of the town rate by ) 

Jn Tolman is 11-12- 6 



Rest due to the Towne . . . 0-8-8 
Desp'at depts on his p* of towne rat is 

James Mott 0-0-8 

Henery Merrifeild 0-1-3 

Rob 1 Sanders . . . . . . . 0-0-6 

John Sanders pd d his rate . . . . 0-0-0 



0- 2- 5 

Rob* Pelton 8 d Tho Pop 8 d Rob* Stils l d . . 0-2-4 

Soe that Jn Tolman s ace* of what he haue p d ) 

out and desp'at depts considered is . J 11-12-6 



The Sume of the Contry Rate was . . . 111-10-7 

The Tresurer was to haue. . . . . 105-8-6 
Desp'at dept on Jn Bakers p* Gamaliell Bea- ) 

man Jun r . .' . . . . . j 5 - o 

Jn Browne 5" 0-5-0 

Anthony Hancock . . . . . . 0-6-0 

Nathan Bradly . . .' . . . 0-3-0 

0-19-0 
Recc. for the Town of Jn Baker in mone} T | 

1 6' - 6 insteed of l l8 -4-9 as itwas in the Rate ) 1- 4-9 

This sume of 16 -6 is toward 

Jn Tolmans p* 

look more of this p. 342 

the 13 (1) 8 Jn Tolman fineshed the ace* of his Towne rat and 
he is dept r to the towne 8" - 8 d which he ingageth himself to pay it 
to the Town or Select men and then he is discharged of the towne 
rate, this 8 s . 8 d isjpayed and John Tolman is discharged. 
Desp'at Dept on the Contry rat of John Tolman p* 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 247 

Hen Merifeild 0-8-9 

Jn Merifeld 0-8-0 

Lift.Holbrook , 0-0-9 



0-17- 6 

Rob 4 Sanders 18 d Th Pope 3' 4 d . . - j 

Walter Eueringdon 2 s . . . . j 0-6-10 

the 13 1 8 John Tolman made vp his ace* for the Contry Kate 
and he is discharged therof. 

[335.] The ace 1 of Jn Baker as Constabl for the yeer 78 that 
p* which the said Jn Baker was to Colect of the Towne rate. 

Imp p d to Samuell trescot for frances . . . 3-0-0 

It. to Nicholas Bolton 0-17-10 

It. to Deacon Blake . . . . . . 0-5-0 

It. to Srg nt Clap 0-5-6 

It. to Jn Withington for frank 2 week . . 0-6-0 

It. to Jn Baker himself for frank 2 week . . 0-3-0 

It. to Richard Baker for frank . . . . 0-3-0 

It. more to Samuell Trescot for frank . . . 0-3-0 

It. to Nicholas Bolton more . . . . 1-2-2 
It. to Lift nt Capen p* of what he should haue as 1 

deputy .. . .. . . j 2-0-5 

It. to Isack Joanes 0-3-6 

It. to Joshua Hinshaw for frank . . . . 0-3-0 

It. to Joseph Weeks for goeing to parker . . 0-1-6 

It. to Samuell Whiting for a woolf . . . 0-10-0 

It. to Israeli Euered p* towards a wolf . . . 0-6-0 

It. to William Sumner p l as deputie . . . 0-12-0 

It. to Widdow Georg by Jn Wals his rate . . 0-3-2 

The totall of what Jn Baker p d is . . . 10-5-1 

Desp'at depts on his p* of the rate is 

Frances Bale 0-1-0 



Thomas Leichfeild 
Nathan Bradly . 
Jn Beaman 
Gamaliell Beaman Sen 
Gamaliel! Beaman Jun 
Peter Talbut 
Jn Wales Jun r . 
Nathanell Osburn 



0-1-2 

0-1-0 

0- 0-10 

0- 3- o 

. . 0-0-8 

0- 0- 8 

0- 0- 8 

0-0-8 

0-9-8 
Jn Bakers ace* of what is p d and desp'at is ten 

pound 14-9 

The Totall of both Constabl ace* is . . . 22-2-10 
Rest due from Both Constabl . . . . 1-10-0 

made vp this ace' the 8 9 80. 

Look more of this ace' p, 342. 

[336.] At a meeting of the Select men the 8 (1) 7 & 

The same day ther was appointed for fence Vewers for that p* of 
the great lots beyond Timothy Foster . J Samuell Robinson 

1 Tho Trot Sen r 



248 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

for Captins Neck ( Rich Leeds 

( John Wales Sen r 

for the feild behind Tho. Modesly . . ( Elisha Foster 

( Isack Joanes 

for the hill feild ( Srg nt Clap 

{ Joshua Henshaw. 



for the feild behind John Bird . . ( James Bird 

( Hopstill Humphry 

for the feild behind M r Stoughtons . f Joseph Leeds 

\ John Baker 



for the Neck of land . ( Srg nt Wiswell 

{ Nehemiah Clap 

for Sup'uisors of the way to Neck . . ( Jn Withington 

I James Foster. 



for Cleering the Neck .... 4 Tho. Bird 

\ 'Nathanell Clap. 

And all fences to be made vp by the 25 March 1 67 | and fence 
Vewers to Vew fence and the Cleerers of the neck to be Vewed 
and Cleered by the 1 Aprill next. 

The same day as an adition to the order about horses as in d. 
182 it is ordered that all the pay for horses taken vp as that order 
expresseth shall goe to the man or men that doe take them vp, and 
if it can be sufficciently proued that any hors be soe vnruly that 
notwithstanding being fettered yet they will break down sufflccient 
fence and doe damedg such horses or mares shall pay duble damedg 

At a publique towne meeting being legally warned the 10 (1) 79 
or 80 ther was Chosen for a ba}iif for the } T eer ensewing Clement 
Muxfeild. 

The same day the town did by a vote remit the Widdow Euerits 
Second meeting hous rate. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Constables for the yeer en- 
sewing Samuell Capen and James Foster. 

The same day it was Voted that the Schole hous shall be re- 
paiered wher it now stands and John [337,] Breck and Timothy 
Tilston to see that it be repaiered. 

The same time ther was Chosen M r Mather Rich Baker and Isack 
Joanes to see that the burling place be fenced in with stone wall by 
the last of June next. 

The first of the Second M 80 It is granted to the widdow Weeks 
libertie to git three thousand Clobords out of the Cornon Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 12 2 80 It was ordered ihat 
William Sumner Lif nt Capen and Timothy Tilston shall acquaint 
and warne the Select men of Milton to appoint some men to renew 
the line at the Swamp in Melton which Could not well bee Isuewed 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 249 

the last time we ran that line becaus of the wett, the day appointed 
is the 26 Instant Aprill 80. 

At a towne meeting the 13 2 80 ther was Chosen for a deputie 
William Sumner for the whole yeer with a reserue of libertie to 
send another deputie for another Sessions if the freemen see ineete. 

The same da}' at the motion of James White to Chang the way 
by his twenty acr lot, ther was appointed Ed Pason Tho Tolman 
Sen r and Richard Withington to take a vew therof and make re- 
port to the towne : the return is on p. 340 

At a meeting of the Select men the 24 April at M r Stoughtons 
hous Haueing Receaued an order from the Hon rd Countie Court re- 
requieriug the Select men of Dorchester to Nominate and p r sent 
some meet p'son to keepe a publique hous of entertainement, In 
order heerunto the Select men mett together on the 24 Instant and 
appointed William Sumner and Ensigne Richard Hale to appeare 
in Court and make answer heerunto, that we would nominate Rich 
Withington or Ensign Richard Hale if we could p r uaile with either 
of them to be willling to accept of it and some of vs doe Nominate 
Isack Joanes whos habetation is very Conuenient. 

The 10 3 80 It is granted to John Pope libertie to git 1400 Clo- 
boards out of the Comon Swamps belonging to Dorchester. 

[338.] At a publique Town meeting the 2. 4. 80 being legally 
called together It was put the Vote that wheras ther was granted 
by the Church and towne the 20 4 79 as in p. 307 that Mr. Flint 
should haue on hundred pounds for that yeer, he p'uiding help in 
the minestry himself, and some vnderstanding the j r eer to end at 
January, and others that it should extend till the full yeer com 
about therfore it is now put to the Vote whether the last } T eer should 
end in January, anil that Mr. Flint should pay Mr. Minot or 
others out of the hundred pound but vntill January. 

The vote was in the Affermatiue noe man by vote dissenting. 

The same time It was voted by the Major vote that Mr. Flint 
should haue for his labour in preaching this yeer 1680 which end at 
January the Sume of Nintie pounds the one half money and the 
other half Contr} T pay. 

The same time it was voted that If M r Minot can be p'cuered to 
preach once a fortnight (his yeer begining in January last and 
end next January) that he should haue twentie pounds half money 
& half other pay. 

The same time ther was Chosen for a Comitte to treat with M r 
Minot, Mr. Flint Elder Humphry and the p r ent Select men and 
John Breck. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14. 4. 80 an order was sent to 
James whit and Timothy Foster sup'uisors of the high ways to ster 
them vp to mind the wa}~s. 

The same day it was granted to Joseph Weeks libertie to git 200 
of Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to Nehemiah Clap libertie to git 
'700 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps. 

The same day an order was sent to Roger Billing Sen r to dis- 
charge the towne of Thomas painter or to giue bond to secure the 
towne. 



250 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

granted to Mr. Flint libertie to get 3000 of Clobord out of the 
Comon Swamps. 

[339.] At a meeting of the freemen the 28 July 1680 ther 
was chosen Roger Bellang Sen r for a Comissioner for the Contry rate. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 Sep. 80 

The same da} 7 it was granted to Israeli How libertie to git 2100 
of Clobord besides his former 4 load, also libertie to git 4 or 5 load 
of wood out of the 500 acrs p'uided he fale none but take of what 
is downe. 

The same day it was granted to James Barbor, libertie to git 
100 of railes and some posts out of the 500 acrs. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 8 Nouember 1680 

It was granted to Daued Joanes libertie to git 200 of railes out 
of the 500 acrs.' 

M d the Widdow euered came to the Select men the same day and 
demanded 40 shillings for 4 wolues of which she haue receaued of 
Jn Baker 6 s and of the Widdow Smith q r 4 s also she haue had_on 
ace* with Isack Joans 4 e which must also be p d to him, end if James 
Bird doe demand any thing, she would haue that p d to him, and the 
rest the Select men doe order that she should haue a bill to the 
tenants of the Schole land to discharg it. 

M d it is ordered that six and twentie shillings shall be p d her by 
Srg e Ellice. 

The same day an ace* was made with Jno Tolman and Jno 
Baker of the towne Rate }*eer 80 as in p. 334 335 and the Contry 
Rate in p* 

At a meeting of the Select men the 15 Nouem 80 

The same day the Select men tooke an ace 1 of Thomas Tolman 
and James Bird for the Six rats and 3 Rates and towne rate for the 
yeer 77 as in p. 328 329 330 331 

The same day Ensigne Richard Hale requested for three or fower 
load of Clobord or Shingle and some timber to repaier his barne, 
and it was granted. 

At a generall towne meeting the 6 10 80 At the Motion of John 
Withington Constable for the yeer 75 it was granted that Peter 
Talbuts Contry rate and Jn Sanders Contry rate (the same 
rate) should be remitted. 

The same time it was granted to the Widdow Gill (at the mo- 
tion of Roger Belleng) libertie to git 4 trees on the Comons be 
yond the blew hils towards the repaieration of her mill. 

The same time it was granted to Roger Sumner, libertie to git 
3 or 4 trees of pin or Cedar to make bords out of the Swamp 
beyond the blew hils. 

[34O.] The same time was chosen for Select men. Lift. 
Capen Deacon Blake William Sumner Ensign Rich Hale Srg. 
Samuell Clap 
Lift. Capen 

Srgnt Wiswell Jn Breck Samuell Robinson 
Ezra Clap Elisha Foster. 

The same day a returne was made by the Comitte appointed to 
veiw and take notice of the motion of James Whit which is as fol- 
io weth as in p. 337. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS." 251 

Wee who weer appointed by the assembly mett to gether the 13 
2 80 and sent to Vew and returne o r ap r hentions about the request 
of bro r James Whit Concerning the alteration of the way, haue 
Vewed it, and doe Judg that if the way that now is made vse of 
into the woods be stated wher now it is for euer then it seems but 
reasonable to be granted, but if the towne way must be between 
Rocksbery and Dorchester, then that the way be as it was to 
to which we subscrib o r names that weer sent and we ded this the 
17 2 18 

a postscript 

on this Condition the old way that now leads into the 
This retome woods be recorded and that both White and his heirs 
is on file, make the way pasable for euer, and this of bro r Whits 
be recorded in the towne book 

THO. TOLMAN Sen 1 
The mark of ED PASON 

RlCH WlTHINGTON 

The same day at the motion of Lift nt Capen and William Sum- 
ner (feffees for the Schole land and minestry land) that they may 
be dismissed of that work and others Chosen in ther rooome, the 
towne granted their request, and made Choice of Timothy Tilston 
and John Breck to be feffees in their steed to take ace' of what is 
past, and to transact for the town for the time to com, not disa- 
nulling any former Contract which haue been made, and wheras 
at the same time William Trescot made motion to be dismissed of his 
Contract, the towne made Choice of Daniell Preston Sen r and Henry 
Leadbetter to be added for that motion, and all to confer together 
and make report to the towne what the Judg of his motion. 

[341,] At a meeting of the Select men the 13 10 80 John 
Breck desiered libertie to git a sute of Masts and yards for a 
Vessell which he haue vndertaken to build in this towne in some 
Swamp about puncapag the Select men granted his request, he 
giueing Satisfaction according as the Select men shall Judg meete 
when they call for it. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 17 10 80 vppon Occasion, It 
was ordered that orders should be sent to to the Raters to make a 
rate for the minestry to M r Flint, and expences on the minesters 
that haue and shall help vs to the end of December, and for fune- 
rall expences to the Same of one hundered and twelue pound of 
which Sixtie seauen pound in money the rest in Contry pay. 
Also a Rate for the towne and Schole and M r Minots help in 
preaching this yeer past to the Sume of Seauenty three pounds of 
which a theird p' to be in mone} T , the rest in Contry pay! 

At a meeting of the Select men the 10 (11) 80 
The same day James Whit tithing man made complaint of Rob* 
Stiles and his famely liueing Idly. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 22 (11) 80 vpon occasion 
this returne was drawn vp to send to the Court 

Wheras the Hon rd Court in December last ordered that the 
Select men of Dorchester doe p r sent to the next Court some meet 
p'son that is both able and willing to keepe a hous of publik enter- 



252 . Cixr DOCUMENT No. 9. 

tainment vnder a penalty Thes are to certefie to the Hon rd Court, 
that we the Select men of Dorchester, haue not been neglectiue 
heerin, but we cannot find such a p'son to be willing, whom we 
judg fitt, but the widdow George is willing, and is a Comodated 
for such an employ, and if the Court pleas to alow her libertie for 
one yeer more to keep an hous of publik entertainment : William 
Sumner who is one of our Select men, will engage for one yeer to 
doe the best he can to inspect into the Gouer merit of the house if 
he be impowered soe to doe by the Hon rd Court 
221180 JOHNCAPEN 

WILLIAM SUMNER 
RICH HALE 

The warrant JAMES BLAKE 

n file- SAMUEL CLAP 

[342.] from p. 334 

The 14 12 80 Jn Baker as Constable for the yeer 78 Came to the 
Select men to make vp .his ace* of the Country rate that he was to 
Colect Viz his p' which came to . . . 50-5-7 

Is 

of which p d to the Treasuerer money 32 - 12 - 8 ^ 

which being drawn vp in to Rat pay which ads > 48-19-0 

a third p* more maks ) 

Also it was alowed to him for John Masons 

goeing to Boston for Memrys Childrens Nurs 

and Samuell Trescots hors and Cart for all Y 0-4-0 

is alowed in money and 4" in steed of 6 s 

rate pay . 
and he p d in money 1" insteed of . . . 0-01-7 

which maks all even for his p' of the Contty 

rate. 

his p* of the Towne Rate the Sum is . .' 11-8-1 

of which he haue p d and in desp'at dept as in p. ) n n + A Q 

334 . } 

Rest due to Ballance . . . 0-13-4 

the which he is ordered to pay Lift Capen 12 s 

and John Baker is discharged of his p* of 

town rate. 

[Page 343 blank.] 

[344 . ] The Town Dept r to Lift. Jn Capen . 
Imp. the ballance of the ace* the last yeer as in ) 14 _ n 

p. 312 313 the Same of . . . . j 
It. dl to Isack Joanes 2 bis of my Corne towards \ 

the towns dept to him besids 18 bis he had of I n - 6 - 

the Corne that came from the tenants of Schole j 

land as in my books p. 97 will appeare . . J 
It. for Recording the yeer 80 . . . . 1-0-0 

It. for a load of wood for the watch neuer yet ) Q - 4 - 6 

Counted but seeing others haue it . j 

It. for Expences of Select men . . . 0-5-0 



9-09-6 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 253 

Made vp this ace* with the Select men the~| 4-13-3 

14 12 80 and due to balance the Sume of fower j- 

pound Sixteen shillings and three pence ) 4-16-3 

[345.] The Towne Cred r from Lift. Capen. 
Imp. by 4 bis of wheat which was brought from ) i _ o - 

Ellice of Deadham as in p. 97 . . . J 

It. Recc. of Israeli Hils goods Viz a Chesell and o - 1 - 6 

other Smale things . . . ) 

It. Recc. by Constable Hop Clap my owne towne \ 0-11-1 

rate . . . . . . . . j 

It. of the widdow Batten by Widdow Weeks . 0-1-4 

It. of my Son John his rate . . . . 0-3-0 

It. of James Barbor . . . . ' . 0-1-6 

It. of Phillip Demouzaday . . . . 0-1-1 

It. of William Chaplin 0-1-1 

M d thes 3 last the Constable p d me him self in 

money abating the theird p e . 

It. Recc. a hid from Henry Glouer . . . 0-14-9 

It. Recc. of Jn Farington as p* of his rent 3 bis | nan 

of Come f 

It. Recc. Jn Masons Town Rate for the yeer 77 ") 0^0 

James bird being Constable ... j 

and of him Goodman Burge his rate for the > n - 13 - 6 

same yeer ...... ) 

It. Recc. the ballance of Jn Withingtons ace* as > K 

. in p. 104 J 

It. Recc. of Jn Farrington 2 bl. Corne as p* of i n - 6 - 

his rent J 



4-13-3 

[346.] The ace* of Samuell Capen as Constabl for the yeer 
168U of the town rate Comitted to him his p* amounting to 

38-6-4. The whol Rate bejng . . . 73-8-7 



Imp. to Mr. James Minot in money . . . 9-15-0 

and to him in Contry pay . . . . 10-1-6 

It. to Nathan Bradly 2-5-l[?] 

It. to Tim Tilston for work at Scholhous . . 0-4-0 

It. to Daued Joanes for Wading . . . 0-1-0 

It. to Rich. Euens for Wadding . . . 0-1-0 

It. to Samuell Capen for Wading . . . 0-1-0 

It. for keeping Frank at Sam Capen a month . - 6 - 

It. to barnard Capen for 2 weeks . . . 0-3-0 

It. p d the Widdow Smith for Widdow Euered . v - 4 - 

It. to Clement Maxfeild for Franke . . . 1-8-8 

Ir. to Hen. Lead better for riming a line . . 0-2-6 

It. to Samuell Paul for what was left -by Jn ( n 7 1 

Tolman f 

It. p d to Elic Wood for Jn Hunting of Deadham ) n 1 n n 
for a wolf f 



254 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

It. p d to Ensigne Hale for expences . . . 0-5-0 

and to him for the pound . . . . 0-2-5 

It. p d to Danell Elder 3 bl of Corne . . 0-9-0 

It. laid out for a marking Iron for the measuers ) o - 1 fi 

in money J 

It. p d to- Jn Breck for bords for the Schole hous ) n - 9 - 

in money ...... j 

It. p d to Elic wood in money . . . 0-3-4 

It. p d in money towards Danell Elders Cow . 15-0 

It. p d to Widdow Georg of which money 2 s - 6 . 0-16-5 

It. p d to William Sumner . . . " . . 1-18-2 
It. p d to M r Minot p order to him and John ) 

Breck I 2-9-3 



32-19-8 
looke more of this Town ace* p. 354 his p* of the 

rate made for W. Turner was Six pound 4 4 
It. p d of this to Thomas Modesly . . . 2-18-1 

[347.] An ace* of James Foster as Constabl for the yeer 1680 
of his p l of the town rate comited to him to Colect amounting to 

the whol rate being 73-18-7 

Imp. to Mathias puffer for 2 wolues . . . 1-0-0 

It. to Richard Leeds for frank . . . . 0-13-2 

It. to Srg* Clap 0-5-0 

It. to Nathan Bradly . . . . . 0-14-0 

It. William Sumner in ordinary pay . . . 1-16-9 

It. to M r Minot in ordenary pay . . . 13-0-0 

It. to M r Minot in money 0-0-0 

It. for carreng the measures and pay for sealing - 2-6 

It. more to William Sumner as deputy . . 4-9-3 

It. more to M* Minot in ordenary pay . . 3-0-0 

It. to M r Minot in money . . . . . 10-10-0 

It. more to Nathan Bradley for ringing the bell . 0-8-7 

[348.1 At a meeting of the Select men 14 12 80 

It was then Concluded that Nathan Bradly should haue 4 l8 a yeer 
for the work he is appointed to doe as in p. 319. 

The same day Daniell Preston Sen r assigned ouer the deede of 
the land he bought of Samuell Rigbee for the vse of the Schole 
being the legacy of Christopher Gibson and left the deed to be 
Coppied out into the town book. 

The same day it was ordered that the Constabls for the yeer 80 
should pay out of the Contry rate 3" 4 d money to Ellice Wood, 
being rated formerly both heer and at Deadham. 

The same day Granted to Jn Blackman libertie to git 3 or 4 
trees out of the 500 acrs. 

The same time granted to Timothy Foster libertie to git a 
thousand of Clobord and ten thousand of Shingle out of the 
Comon Swamps 

At a ginerall meeting of the freemen the 8 of March 80 81 ther 
was Chosen for Deputie for the whole } T eer Ensewing William Sum- 
ner alsoe he was Chosen to Carry the Vots to boston. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 255 

The same day ther was Chosen for- Constabls John Pason and 
John Wales Sen r . 

The same time the towne did by Vote desier Elder Humphry to 
Cattechiz the youth and Children that he should call to him when 
and wher he should appoint. 

The same day the Comittee that was appointed to confer with 
William Trescot about his petition to leaue the minestry land, of 
which he took a leas, they made report by word of mouth that if 
the towne would give William Trescot fiue pound besids the rent 
due from William Trescot which was as the} 7 said twentie two pounds 
then they should haue the building that was vpon it, only William 
Trescot should haue libertie to [349.] take off twentie Cords of 
wood, this returne being put to the Vote the towne did by their 
Vote accept of it, and William Trescot is discharged of it. 

The same day also the Comitte made returne which p* of the 
Swamp at Melton they had asigned to Dorchester for the minestry 
viz the westerly end for Dorchester and the Easterly end for 
Melton. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 14 (1) 80 81 ther was 
Chosen for fence Vewers 

for that p* of the great lots beyond Timothy f Samuell Robinson 
Foster ......( Israeli How. 

for Captins Neck ..... j John Breck 

( Joseph Leeds 

for the feild behind Tho Modesly . . f Joseph Weeks 

( Thomas Modesly 

for the hill feild ... . f Isack Joans 

Joshua Henshaw 



for the feild behind John Birds . . ( Obediah Haws 

( John Blackmail 



for the feild behind M r Stoughton . . f Rich Leeds 

( Richard Baker 

for sup'uisors of the Way to the Neck . ( Srg nt Wiswell 

I Thomas Bird. 



for Cleering the Neck J" Isack Joans 

Rich Mather 



And all fences to be made vp by the 25 March 1681 and fence 
Vewers to Vew fence and the Cleerers of the Neck to be Vewed 
and Cleered by the first of aprill next. 

The same day it is ordered that the former Order Concerning Eare 
marking of hors kind and bringing in the Number of horses stand 
in force as in page 278. 

The same day an addition was made to the order regulating of 
Swine Viz wheras ther was an order made by the Select men the 



256 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

11 12 79 regulating of Swirfe as in page 311, It is Ordered that 
that order stand in force, with this Variation, that Wheras ther 
weer (in that order) men appointed to look after the execution 
therof, and finding by experience that such men haue neglected 
their duty therein, Now it is ordered that any p'son that finds Hogs 
or piggs contraiy to that order, he may execut that order vpon such 
Swine, and take the fine ther exprest [35O,] and in case of trespas 
to haue duble damedg, and the select men doe engag to assist to 
the utmost of their power, and if any refus to make due satisfac- 
tion, the names of the p'sons so refusing, shall be transmitted to 
Clement Maxfield, who is appointed baylif in this case, who shall 
haue Warrant from the Select men to make distreine. 

The same day ther weer Chosen for tithing men for the veer 
ensewing 

John Bird Samuell Hix Incres Snmner 

Nathaniell Clap Tho. Trot Sen r Samuell Toplif 

Thomas Modesly Jn Tolman Ralf Houghton. 

Henery Garnesy Roger Belleng 

Joseph Leeds Barnard Capen 

At a meeting of the Select men the 11 (2) 81 

At the request of Tho Swift Sen 1 of Melton and Ezra Clap of 
Dorchester. It is granted to them a libertie to Catch fish at Na- 
ponsett below the mill, and to make a stage for this yeer, p'uided 
that they doe not any way obstruct or hender the auchent Cart 
way ouer the Riuer, which lys between the Mill and the timber 
bridg nor the Way leading to the Mill, between the Ruier and the 
barne that now is ther on the vpland. 

The same day it was granted to William Blake (who is a p'pri- 
etor) libertie to git 1400 of Clobord out of the Comon Swamps for 
his own vse. 

At a meeting of the Select men the 13 (4) 81 

It was ordered that an order should be sent to Samuell Rigbe to 
order him to Come to sorn of the Select men within Six days after 
the date heerof and giue securetie for the man that he entertains 
at his hous or elce to expect the Constable to come and take by 
distres the fine of 3 s 4 d p week for euery weeks entertainment of 
him since he came to his hous. 

The same day ther was granted to Hopestill and Isack Hum- 
phry libertie to gitt 2100 of Clobords out of the Comon Swamps, 
p'uided the} 7 git them within fower months time from the date 
heerof and then to returne the note to the Select men againe. 

[351.] The same day Joseph Weeks Came to the Select men 
and desiered libertie to take a nurst Child of one M r Steuens of 
Boston, Answer was returned that though the man may be suffic- 
cient, 3^et becaus it may not be a p r sedent vnto others he was 
ordered to appoint the man to guie something vnder his hand to 
some one of the Select men to secure the towne. 

The same day the Select men appointed William Sumner and 
Deacon Blake to enquier after a Schole M r 

The 10 th of August 81 at a meeting of the freemen being called 
together, Ralfe Houghton was Chosen Cornissioner for the make- 
ing the Contry Rate. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 257 

At a meeting of the Select men the 19 7 81 

The same time Ensigne Hale was desiered and appointed to 
enquier after a Schole Master, which some say ther may be one 
at bridgwater. 

The same day it was ordered that notice should be giuen to 
Robt. Stiles, that he dispos of one of his Sons by the next meeting 
of the Select men which will be in Nouember, elce the Select men 
must doe it as the Court haue ordered. 

The same day it was granted to Thomas Trot Jun r libertie to 
gitt 1400 off Clobord in the Common Swamps. 

At a meeting of the Selec.t men the 14 (9) 81 It was left to 
Lift nt Capen William Sumner and Srg nt Clap to Confer with Bro r 
Pason about disposing of Robt. Stils boy vnto him If he be willing 
and to make report to the rest of the Select men. 

The same day it was granted to the widdow Wodsworth libertie 
to gitt one and twentie hundred of Clobord out of the Comon 
Swamps belonging to Dorchester, and to returne the note againe by 
the 25 March next. 

The same day it was granted to Samuell Capen libertie to gitt 
Seuen hundred of Clobord. 

The same day returne was made by Constable Pason of Rob* 
Stils answer to the Select men which is on fille. 

[352.] The same day it was granted to Deacon Blake libertie 
for one and twentie hundred of Clobord 

The same day it was granted to Samuell Hale libertie for fower- 
teen hundred of Clobord. 

The same day it was granted to Ensigne Hale and William Blake 
Sen 1 of melton libertie to take some trees that haue been formerly 
fallen and lys vpon the Commons beyond the blew hils. 

At a generall Towne meeting the 5 of December 1681 after the 
directory was read. 

In Referance to the supply in the Minestry, It was p'posed to 
the towne whether they would be willing to alow Mr. Danforth one 
hundred pounds by the yeer, he taking the worke wholly vpon him 
the one half in mone3 T and the other half in Contry pay the yeer 
beginning the first of Januar}^ next. 

The Vote was in the aflermatiue 
Nemo Contradictione 

Alsoe the same day it was p'posed to the towne whether they 
would haue a place purchissed for to build or buy an hous for, the 
minestry and to remaine from time to time for that vse and not 
to be alienated or disposed off any other way. 

The Vote was in the afermatiue. 

The same day it was Voted that Mr. Stoughton Richard Baker 
Richard Withington and John Breck should be a Comittee to look 
out and treat with p'sons about such a thing and to accquaint the 
towne with p' possessions at the next towne meeting or if need 
requier to call the towne together to accquaint them what is likly to 
be don. 

The same day it was Voted that the Select men are empowered 
to looke out and to agree with a Scholmaster at the best termes 
that they can p'cuer one. 



258 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The same day ther was Chosen for Select men. 

f Deacon Blake 
| Srg nt Clap 

[353,] Select men for the yeer 82 <[ William Sumner 

I Lift nt Capen 
[ Ensigne Hale 
for Record 1 Deacon Blake 

C Srg Dt Pond 

for Raters -j Srg nt Wiswell and 
( John Breck 



The same day Thomas Lichfeild p r sented a petition to haue lib- 
erty to sell his wines hous and ground the petition is on fill : The 
town by a Vote determined that it should be left to the Select men 
for to Consider and determin the matter : The petition is on file. 

The 12 : day of the 10 th moneth (81) in Answere to the petition 
of Thomas Leichfield the Select men doe order that the land that 
was given to the widow Long shall not be sould nor alienated to 
any person or persons whatsoeuer either by him or any of his suc- 
sessors without the Consent of the select men of Dorchester or there 
sucsessors from tyme to t} r me neither doe the select men that now 
are Consent that the sayed Leichfeild should sel the land to any 
person whatsoeuer vntill he doe first ataine the Consent of his wife 
therein ; 

At a meeting of the select men the : 12 : 10 : 81 : it was ap- 
pointed that there should be a Rate made for the minister of 60 1 " : 
pounds money for the yeer : 81 : 

The same day it was agreed by the select men that Robert Stiles 
his Eldest son should be put out as an apprentice to Edward 
Pason. 

these may Satisfie anny whom it may Consarn thatt the present 
Selectmen of Dorchester Doe giue Free consent that the Land that 
was Giuen to the wid Long as in page 267 the said Land may Bee 
sould to Ephefrom Houerd or any other whome the Selectmen shall 
approue of this (7) day of June 1703 

ROBERT SEARLE 
Towne Clarke. 



[354.] p* of the ace* of Samuell Capen as Constable yeer 80 
from p 346. 
More p d to M r Minot besids what was formerly ") n - 1 5 - 

p d in money j 

M r Minot sent a receipt ..... 

It. p d to M r Minot move in Con try pay and he) 3 _ 9 _ q 

gaue a discharg / 

It. more p d to William Sumner . . . . 1-2-3 

It. p d to Lift" 1 Capen in Corne . . . . 0-4-6 

and to him in 2 bl. barly to Widdow Smith . 0-8-0 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 259 

It. due to me for what I p d for Roger Belleng | 

Rates which should be p d to Capt Clap p'ly by > 0-19-7 

Joshua Henshaw j 

It. p d more to my father in corne . . . . 0-3-0 

and to my father for Samuell Toplif . . . 0-6-9 

and more to him in 2 bis barly . . . 0-8-0 

7-16- 4 

and in p. 346 32 - 19 - 8 

and Remitted out of the town Rate . . . 40-16-0 



Isack How 


- 4-10 


Widdow Pelton 


0-4-9 


Samuell Hill 


0-1-8 


Henry Merifeild 


0- 4- 4 



0-15-7 0-15-7 

Remited on the town rate and on W. Turner rat 0-9-3 



42 - 0-10 

More p d to Tho Modsly 2-18-1 

and remitted out of William Turner Rat 

Isack How 0-1-0 

Widdow Pelton 0-1-2 

Robt Stanton . . . .. . . 0-1-0 

Henry Merryfeild 0-4-4 

Samuell Chandler 0-0-6 

Jn Plum . 0-0-3 

Jn Sanders . 0-0-3 

Samuell Pelton 0-0-10 

Tho. Pope 0-0-3 

Rob* Stils 0-0-3 

Buck and Chamberlen 0-0-6 

Rich Euens 0-0-8 

Tho. Dauenport 0-2-0 

Jn Pelton 0- 0- 3 

0- 9- 3 

M d the towne Rate of his p* to gather Comes to . 38-6-4 

and William Turners p 1 of his rate . . . 6-4-4 



Totall 44 - 10 - 8 

the Constable is Creddit 1 as aboue . . . 44-18-11 



Due to Samuell Capen this 139 82 . . . 0-8-3 
and he is hereby discharged 

[355.] At a meeting of the select men the 9: II : 81 : there 
was liberty granted to Samuel Maxfeild to get 4 or : 5 : loads of 
timber out of the : 500 : acres and 300 : of Railes : allso there was 
liberty granted him to get : 1400 : of Cloueboord out of the Comon 
Swamps. 

The same day the Raters made a Returne of a Rate for the min- 
estry for the yeare past. 



260 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The same day there was liberty granted to Dauid Joanes to get : 
1400: of Cloue^boord. 

The same day it was agreed by the select men that there should 
be notice giuen to the Constable to warne a towne meeting on the : 
16 : day of this instant : 

The : 16: 11:81: At a generall towne meeting it was passed by 
a Vote that there should be a towne Rate made of : 40 1 " : 

The same day at the Request of John Browne the select men doe 
free him from all Town Rates Excepting only such Rates as shall 
be made for the minestry : p'uided the towne be at no charges 
towards the maintenance of his father or mother Except it be in 
case of sicknes or any Extraordenary Exigent ; but in case the 
Constable doe Require of him his country rates he shall then be 
allowed the same out of the towne Rates. 

At a meeting of the Select men the : 13 : 12 : 81 : then there was 
liberty granted to preserued Capen to get : 200 : of Railes and 
some postes in the : 500 : acres ; 

The same day it was agreed that Robert Sanders should haue 
one Load of Wood. 

The same day there was liberty granted to Richard Withington 
to get one thousand of Cloueboord or 3000 : of shindels. 

28 : 12 : 81 : order was giuen by the Select men to the Constable 
to demand a penalty according to the towne order of John Spure 
James Robinson and Robert Stilles for Entertaineng of inmates. 
The : 16 : day of the 12 th : mo : 81 : A towne 

Rate deliuered to the Constable to Colect : which ls * d 

was 40 - 9 - 8 

356.] A Towne Rate Comited to Constable John Wales and 
John Payson consisting of 40 l8 - 9 s - 8 d in the yeare : 81 : to be 
Colected by them ; 

And the account giuen by the Constables of the towne Rate is as 
followeth 

Inprim. payed to Nathan Bradley as part of what j ' 

is due to him for his worke at the meeting > 00-17-11 

house ) 

It. to Nicholas Boulton for Expences . . . 03-00-00 

It. to William Trescote as part of that which is ) nq * Q ni 

due to him from the towne . f 

It. to William Sumner as deputy being part of) ~K -~ - - 

what is due to him for the yeare 80 : and 81 : j 

It. to William Deane for killing a Woolfe . . 00-10 -00 

It. for Warding 00-03-00 

It. to Thomas Andrewes for keeping of francis . 00-04-04 

It. to Samuel Clap for wood to sanders . . 00-06-06 

It. to Desire Clap for keeping of francis . . 00 - 02 - 05 

It. to Isaack Joanes in part of what is due to ) nn n . n 

him from the towne j 

It. to Rodger Billing for two laders for the I m no no 

meeting house f 

It. to lift. Capen as part of what is due to him ) nn , Q , ., 

for Record 1 . . . . . . [ 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 261 

It. to James Blake Sen 1 as part of what is due ") 

to him for Expences in the yeare : 79 : and for > 00-06-08 

timber for the bridg at Roxbury brooke . ) 
It. to John Brown he being free from all towne j 00-01-02 

Rates j 

It. to Elisha Foster to p'cure weights for a | 01 - 00 - 00 

towne standard . . . . . ) 
It. to Robert Sanders one bushel of Corne . . 00-03-00 
It. payed to the select men 20" money . . . 01-00-00 
It. discounted with him for Rates that can not be ) ^ _ Q _ - 

gotten i . J 

widow Cheny 4 s : 2 d : John Pelton : 1 s samuel ) 9ft nn n . 

Rise : ! payed by Constable Wales . . f 
Constable John Pasons account of that part of") 

the towne Rate collected by him : payed to > 03 - 02 - 01 

Nathan Bradley J 

It. for killing of foure woolues . . . . 02-00-00 
It. to Ensigne hall 1 for wood to Nathan Bradley ") 

and to francisBall for newmakeing the pound > 01-17-04 

and carting timber for the Cage . . ) 
It. to Timothy Foster for to p'cure weights for ) 01-00-00 

the towne ...... J 

[357.] It. for keeping of francis . . . 02-12-00 

It. for Warding 00-03-00 

It. to William Ryall for building the Cage . . 04-15-00 
It. to lift. Capen as part of what is due him for i 

Recording and for Runeng the line betwene > 00-10-02 

the 400 Acres and Vose his farme . . ) 
It. to William Sumner in part of what is due to ) A0 no AK 

i j A. r vo \Ji UO 

him as deputy ..... j 

It. to Widow George for expences for the Raters . 00-05-00 
It. for Daniel Preston for killing a woolfe and ) 00-13-00 

, for francis J 

It. to Samuel Paul 00-03-00 

It. discounted with him for Rates that can not ") 

be gotten : Robert Stanton : 3 s 8 d henery mere- [ 00-06-04 

feild 1 s 8 d and John Sanders 1 s . . J 
payed by Constable Pason 20-09-04 

by both Constables the towne Rate fully payed . 40-09-08 



The same day the Constables gaue an account of a 
quarter part of a single Contry Rate which was 

Comitted to them to Collect the Rate was . 09-02-09 

treasurers warrant . . . . . . 08-02-06 

Remaineth to the towne 01-00-03 

payed to the select men : money . . . . 00-15-00 



1 This name has been heretofore in these records written Hale, but it is beyond doubt 
that the name is now called Hall. W. H. W. 



262 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

the remainder which is : 5" : 3 d : 
Remitted vpon account of desperate Debts ; And 

the Constables are discharged . . . .309-02-09 



[358.] February the : 11 : 1683 : Timothy Foster and Nehe- 
miah Clap Const, gaue an account to the select men of the seuerall 
Rates that were Comitted to them to Collect : 

! 8 d 

A schoole Rate in the yeare : 82 : which is money 20 - 5 - 4 

payed by the Constables to M r Deneson money . 20-0-0 

the remainder of the Rate to the select men 

A Rate for the vse of the towne one fourth part ) Q0 10 n 

of it money . ... .j 

payed by Constable Clap. 

to M r Glouer in money 01-00-00 

to nicholas Boulton money . . . . . 00-18-06 

to Capt. Capen money 00-03-07 

to John Trescote and the select men vpon the ~\ 

balance of an account aboute house Roome V 00-01-06 

for francke j 

to Nicholas Boulton Country pay . . . 02-01-02 

to Nathan Bradley for Ringing the bell . . 00 - 18 - 02 

to Capt. Capen 01-17-00 

to Deacon Blake as part of what is due to him . 02-04-10 

to Serg* Wiswel for Runeng lines . . . 00 - 05 - 00 

to Ensigne Clap vpon the same account . . 00-04-06 

to Nathaneel Clap for francke & Runeng lines . 00-15 - 00 

to hopstill Clap for lines . . . ... 00-02-00 

to John Trescote for francke . . '. . 00-01-04 

to John Guile for killing a woolfe . . . 00-10-00 

to William Nahaton for killing a woolfe . . 00-10-00 

to William Sumner as deputy . . . . 01-01-03 

to James Bird as part of what is due to him . 01-02-00 

By Constable Timothy Foster payed to Nathan ) nQ AQ AQ 

Bradley f 

to M r Glouer for schoolemasters diet . . . 05-10-00 

more to M r Glouer money 04-00-00 

to Timothy Tilstone for Runeng lines . . . 00-02-06 

d 

to Samuel Capen 2-6 
John Brecke 5-0 

henery Leadbetter 3 - [ ,, ,. 
-cn_:_-_ TIT^U- _ o ^ all these for 



Ebenezer Withington 3-0 
John Minot 6-0 



Runeng lines the } 01-07-06 



Samuel Robinson 6 - 
Obediah hawes 2-0 

To John payson for his labor in takeng account j 05-00 

of Comon Lands Rateable ) 

to Ensigne hall for a load of wood for sanders . 00-05-00 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 263 

[359.] to the widow George for intertaine- ) 

ment of Raters j 00-06-00 

to Robert Mamuntauge for a woulfes head . . 00-05-00 

to samuel Sumner for a debt due to him . . 00-01-08 

Debts that cannot be gotten . . 01-14-01 

to John Tolman . . . . 00-01-04 

to Timothy Tilstone . . . 00-05-06 

for woolues heads . . . . 00-12-00 

A rate for building a house for the ) 

minestry which is . . J 104-14-11 
paid of this Rate by Constable ) 

Foster to Isaak Ryall . . J 54-02-06 

by Nehemiah Clap to John Bricke 20 - 00 - 00 

to Isaak Ryall . . . . 07-10-00 

to Timothy Tillstone . . . 07-00-00 

Constable Foster's account for more in p : 371 : 
[36O.] fence vewers for the yeare : 1662 : ~\ Thomas Trott Sen r 
for that part of the great lots and 

beyound Timothy Fosters . ) Henery Roberts, 
for Capt. necke . . .1 Ensigne hall and 

j John Wales 
For the feild behind Thomas modsleys serg* Clap and Isaac 

Joanes 

For the hill feild Joshua henshaw and the occup' of M ri Flintes. 
for the feild behind John Birds ") Thomas Andrewes 

} James Bird 

for the feild behind M r Stoughtons ) henery Garnesey 

J and Amiel Weekes 

At a meeting of the select men of the 13 : 1 : 8 : there was ap- 
pointed for tithing men for the } r eare Enseung ; 

Hopstill humfrey 
Hopstill Clap 
Joseph Weekes 
Isaac Joanes 
Samuel Trescot 
Daniel Preston iun r 
Thomas Tolman iun r 
Roger Billinge 
Ebenezer Withington 
Israel How 
William Ryall 
petter Lyon 
Desire clap 
serg 4 Wiswel 

The same day there was chosen sup'visers for the necke way 
John Withington and James Foster. 

The same day Jacob huens and Joshua henshaw were appointed 
to cleare the necke : and the necke is to be cleared by the first of 
aprill : 

The same day there were men appointed to Run the bounds be- 
tweene townes as 



264 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

folowoth ; For the line betweene Mil- "} 

ton and Dorchester from the out-J Timothy Tilestone 
side of the last : 6 : deuissions towards [ Samuel Capen 
the blew hils J 

for the line betweene Dorchester ") Serg* Wiswel 
and Dedham . . . if Nathaneel Clap 

) and John Bricke. 
For the lines Roundaboute Ren Leadbetter 

Ebenelr Withington 



For the line betweene brantree^ T , nvrf 
> ~r\ , 1 John Mmot 

and Dorchester from the tope 1 i -D v 

of the blew hills towards the \f<* * oblnson 
patent line . . . J 
[361.] For the line betweene the 400^ L - f Ca 
Acres and the meadow of f-w-i,. a ^ 
Robert Voses farme . . j William Sumner 

for the line betweene Roxbury ^ Serg* Clap 
and Dorchester . . . v Obediah Hawes 

j hopstill Clap. 

The same day there, was chosen ) John Withington 
sup'visers for the necke way j James Foster 

The same day there were men ") 

chosen to cleare the necke (Jacob Huens and 
and the necke is to be Cleared j Joshua Henshawe 
by the first of Aprill by . J 

At a general towne meeting the 14 : 1 : 82 : M r Timothy Mathers 
Request was granted for liberty to hang vp a gate at the Corner of 
John Minots pasture in the great lots. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that the Comittee 
chosen for to p'uide an accomadation for the minestry should pur- 
chase that house and orchard which was formerly Richard Danis 
with a littell peece of meadow which lyeth on the other side of the 
way if it may be obtained for sixty pound. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that there should be a 
Rate made of the same Sum that was made for M r Danforth for his 
labour in the minestry the yeare past : for to purchase the house and 
land aboue mentioned ; 

The same day Timothy Foster and Elisha Foster were Chosen 
Constables : 

The same day Deacon James Blake was chosen deputy for the 
whole yeare. 

The last day of month : 82 : there was deliuered to Constable 
Elisha Foster and his partner three Rates to Collect. 

A rate for the schoole 20-5-4 

A Rate for the Country which is for the agents ) 

consisting of halfe a singel Country Raie / 18-07-11 

A Rate for the vse of the towne which is to I 

purchase accomodations for the minestry j 60-9-7 

At a meeting of the select men the 10:2:82: lift Capen William 
Sumner and Timothy Tilstone were appointed to ioyne with bran- 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 265 

tree men to Run the line betweene brautree and Dorchester, from 
milton bounds to the sea : 

[362.] The same day James Bird was appointed superviser 
in the Roome of Elisha Foster : 

The same day the select men agreed with Thomas Modsle}' to 
make and mainetaine a sufficient fence against the burieng place 
for seuen yeares and to keepe it vp all the tyme and then to leaue 
a sufficient fence at the end of the terme And the fence which he 
is to make and mainetaine is all that which was his p'portion and 
and he is to haue ten shillinges for his labor and liberty for to get 
post and Railes out the 500 acres for to doe the one halfe of the 
fence 

Aprill : 82 : the Widow George had the ap'bation of the select 
men to keepe ordenary for this yeare p'uided that John Bricke doe 
ingage for her that it shall be performed and keept as the law directs ; 
22 : 3 : 82 it was passed by a Vote of the Church that there should 
be a Rate made of ten pounds and that each one should pay in 
there p'portions to the deacons on the 2 d da}' of June next and if 
that be not sufficient to discharg what is layed out for the ordena- 
tion then 'to be made vp by p'portion afterward. 

Weights are p'uided by Constable Elisha Foster ; for to be a 
standard for the towne according as the law requireth ; by which 
all other weights are to be sized and sealed ; diners of which are 
bell fashoned viz : one 56 : one 28 : one 14 : one 7 : one 4 : one 
2 : the rest are flat weights and are one pound : one halfe pound : 
one quarter : one eighth part : one ounce : as allso one halfe 
ounce: one quarter of an ounce: one eighth: one 16 part of an 
ounce : 

These were all deliuered to William Pond the : 23 : 3 : 82 : 

At a meeting of the select men the : 12 : 4 : 82 : it was then 
agreed by the select men that a warrant should be sent to the Con- 
stable to require a penalty according to the towne order of those 
that did entertaine inmates without giueing bonds for the townes 
security ; 

The same day there was liberty granted to William Ryall to get 
2500 : of Cloueboards in the Comon swamps. 

The same day was granted to Philip Withington liberty to get 
Rangeeng timber for a dwelling house in the Commons beyound the 
blew hills ; 

The same same day Elder Humfre3 T M r Mather James White 
and Jacob Huens were appointed a Comittee by the select men 
to find out a high way in the most Conuenient [363.] place from 
the Country high way that goeth through the eight acre lots to the 
high way that ryeth betweene Roxbuiy and Dorchester ; 
the 13 : 9 : 82 : this Comittee make a Returne of what they haue 
done and it is Consented to by the select men : there returne is 
vpon file. 

At a meeting of the select men the : 11: 7 : 82 : there was 
liberty granted to James White to get 1400 of Cloueboards in the 
cedar swamps ; 

The same day William Danforth was called before the select 
men and was admonished by them to forbeare frequenting ordena- 



266 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

ryes and to get himselfe in a way of Constant Employment in 
some lawfull Calling ; 

23 : 8 : 82 : At a generall towne meeting Nehemiah Clap was 
Chosen Constable in the steed and Roome of Elisha Foster to doe 
that worke which he should haue done. 

The same da} r it was passed by a vote that there should be a 
house built and finished for the minestry by the : 29 th day of Sep- 
tember next ; 

the same day it was put to the Vote whether they would chuse a 
Comittee to agre with a workeman to build sayed house and finish 
it : the vote was in the afirmatiue ; 

the Comittee chosen at the same tyme ; was \ Isaac Joanes 

> Timothy Tillstone 
j John Bricke 

At a generall towne meeting the 4 th day of December 1682: 
after the directory was read ; it was put to the vote whether there 
should be a schoole master hired for an other yeare ; the vote was in 
the affirmatiue. 

the same day it was put to the vote whether they would appoint 
some set da3 r es for the bringeng in and receiueing of that part of 
the minester salery which is to be payed in Country pay and that 
there be thre days in the yeare appointed for that purpose Viz : the 
first Munday and the third Monday in february and the first Mun- 
day in March : 

the vote was in the afirraatiue 
The same day there was Chosen for select men 
James Blake : Record' 
Serg 1 Wiswel 
Serg 4 Clap 
Timothy Tilstone 
Ensigne Hall 
f William Pond 

Raters -< Samuel Robinson 
(John Bricke 

Sunervisers i Samuel T P liffe 
8 \ Joshua Henshaw. 

[364.] The same day it was put to the vote that whosoeuer 
should be chosen to take an account of the minesters salery should 
atend vpon that worke on the dayes that are appointed ; to take 
an account of what shall be then brought in and by whome and 
allso Returne the names of those that are defectiue vnto the 
select men ; who shall forthwith ishue out a warrant to the 
Constable to take it by distress or otherwise : 

the vote was in the affirmatiue 

The same day it was passed by a vote that there should be a 
Collector anualy chosen ; 

The same day James Blake sen r was chosen Collector for one 
yeare : 

1 1 : 10 : 82 At a meeting of the select men order giueu to the 
Raters to make three Rates : 

A Rate for the minester of one hundred pound the one halfe of 
it to be payed in money the other in Country pay 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 267 

A Rate of one hundred pounds for building a house for the 
minestry to be payed in money. 

A Rate of thirty two pounds for the vse of the towne and to 
pay for the schoole masters dyet : a fourth part money 

The same day Joseph Weekes had liberty granted for to take 
two or three trees by Roxbury line ; 

12 : 1 : 83 : liberty granted to Timothy Tilstone to get timber 
in the Commons be} r ound the blew hills : to build a barne 

[365.] 13 - 1 - 83 : At a generall towne meeting James 
Blake sen 1 was Chosen Deput}' for the whole yeare ; the same day 
at the request of M" Poole for liberty to set her orchard fence a 
little nearer to the high way ; there was chosen for a Comittee 
William Sumner Richard Leeds and John Wales se r to veiw the 
place and to determine where the fence should stand : 

The same day Nathaneel Glouer and Joseph Leeds were Chosen 
Constables for the yeare Ensueng : 

fence veiwers appointed by the select men for the yeare : 83 : 

for Cap* necke ...... John Brecke 

for the feild behind Thomas Modsleys . 



for the feild behind John Birds } 

for the feild behind M' stoughtons . } 

for the feild behind M< Mathers } 

for that part of the great lots beyound Tim- 1 Samuel Robinson 
othy Fosters ..... } Israel How 

Tithing men appointed by the select men for the yeare : 83 : 

Jacob huens 
William Trescote 
John Capen iu r 
John Wales sen r 
John Baker 
Samuel Hix 
John Tolman 
Roger Billing sen r 
Samuel Capen 
John Pason 
James White 
Clement Maxfeild 
Obediah Hawes 
James Foster ; 

12 : 1 : 83 : the select men granted liberty to Robert Stanton to 
get 1400 : of Cloueboord in the Common swamps ; 

The same day an order giuen to Constable Wales to forbeare 
the getting of Richard Mathers Rate to the Minestry for the yeare : 
81 : vntill further order from the select men : 



268 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

all fences to be made sufficient by the : 25 : day of march : 
m en appointed to cleare the neck: . . 



. 

The same day granted to Thomas Modsley liberty to get one 
load of timber in the 500 Acres ; 

[366.] At a meeting of the select men the : 11 : 4 : 83 : at the 
Request of Samuel Williames in the behalfe of some of Rentham for 
the hire of meadow : it was granted that they should haue the benefit 
of that meadow according as is expressed in the agreement made 
with them in writing : which is ypon file ; 

the same day there was liberty granted to Timothy Tilstone to 
get 200 of Cedar Cloueboord in the Comones : 

July : 27 : 83 At a generall towne meeting it was passed by a 
vote that there should be a barne built for the minestry of twenty 
foot square : 

At the same time there was a Comittee chosen for to agree with 
a Workman to doe it : the Comittee was Cap 1 Capen Samuel Paul 
and John Brecke : 

18 : 6 : 83 : At a meeting of the select men it was agreed that 
order should be giuen to the Raters to make a Rate of 100 lbB for a 
house for the minestry. 

10 : 10 : 83 : At a meeting of the select men it was agreed that 
order should be giuen to the Raters to make a Rate for the mines- 
try of 100 lbi : and a Rate of 60 lb " : for the vse of the towne ' 

13: 11: 83: Daniel Eldars came to the select men and re- 
quested that the land giuen him by the towne might be Recorded : 

the same day there was liberty granted to Joseph Weekes to get 
timber in the Commones to groundsel his house 

10 : 1 : 84 : the select men granted liberty to James Bird to 
get a : 1 00 : of Railes and 50 postes in the 500 : Acres 

[367,] At a generall towne meeting December the 3 d : 1683 : 
Towne oficers Chosen 



Select men 



lift. Hall 
Ensigne Clap 
James Blake 
Enoch Wiswell 
Timothy Tilestone 



Raters 

William Pond 
Samuel Robenson 
John Brecke 



Super Visers 

Hopstill Clap 
Bernard Capen 



The same day it was passed by a vote that the select men shall 
haue full power to hire a school master for the yeare ensueng : 

She same day there was Chosen for 
Collector Cap* Capen 

Recorder James Blake 

The same day at the request of Joseph Weekes there was a Co- 
mittee Chosen to veiw a little peice of land (which he desired the 
grant of) and to make there Returne to the towne the men Chosen 
was Elder Humfrey and Isaac Joanes : 

The same day it was passed by a vote with reference to the 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 269 

schoole land which is granted by the generall Court in leiw of 
Thomsons island that the worshipfull M r stoughton Enoch wis- 
well and John Brecke would looke after and take Care for the lay- 
eng of it out : 

The same day it was passed by a vote that Timothy Foster should 
Collect the Remainder of those Rates that were Comited to Nehe- 
miah Clap to Collect. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that the select men should 
haue liberty to raise or leuie such Rates as will discharge the towne 
debtes the same day it passed by a vote that the select men should 
Consider of some way for the layeng out of the land beyound the 
blew hills so as might be for the townes aduantage : 

The same day Capt. Capen Richard Baker and John Brecke 
were chosen to setle the fence p'portioneable betweene Isaac Joanes 
and the minestry land : 

March : 11: 84 at a generall towne meeting at the request of 
John Trescote for liberty to set vp a saw mill there was a Comit- 
tee chosen to Veiw the place and it was left to them to determine 
as the} r se cause p'uided he take in none as partners with him 
that are not inhabetants of this towne : the Comittee chosen was 
Capt. Capen M r Matter and Henery Leadbetter : who were allso 
to veiw the land that he did Request for : by the Riuer side for to 
accomadate that worke : and to determine aboute it : 

The same day at the request of John Trescote it was granted 
that he should haue libert}* to set vp a shop at the West end of his 
dwelling house and for his conueniecy they did grant him a little 
peice of land which the shop now standeth vpon. 

[368.] The same day it was passed by a vote that Ensigne 
Clap and Joseph Weekes should haue a litle parcel of land at the 
end of their home lotes as it was layed out by the Comittee Chosen 
for that worke : which was : Elder Humfrey and Isaac Joanes. 

for Cap*, necke ..... Daniell Preston sen r 

T Joseph Leeds 

for the feild behind Thomas Modsleys . < Obediah swift 

^Joseph weekes 



for the feild behMJohn Birds . h bawes 



for the feild behind M' Stoughtons . . | 

for the feild behind M< Mathers . . { l^'er Williams 



for that part of the great lots beyound Timo- j Thomas Trot Se r 
thy Fosters ..... \ Beniamen Leeds 

Tithing men for the yeare : 84 : 

John Bird 
Thomas Modsley 
William Pond 
Isaac Joanes 



270 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Samuel Trescote 
John Breck 
Timothy Foster 
Thomas Peirce 
Ebenezar Withington 
Samuel Robenson 
Increase Sumner 
Charles Dauenport 
John Trescote 
John Withington 

all fences to be made suficient by the 25 day of March : 
r , , f Nathaneel Clap 

The men appointed to cleare necke | hopstill Clap 

the necke is to be cleared by the first day of Aprill 

f John Withinffton 
sup v,sor 8 for the necke way . . j Richard Mat | er 

Nathan Bradley is appointed to looke after swine that they be 
yoked and ringed as the law derects. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that the fence aboute the 
rninestry land adioyneng to the house should be made vp and set 
in repaire at the towne charges : 

[369.] The same day the towne did by a vote manefest there 
aceptance of what the Comittee had done in deuiding the fence be- 
tweene the land of Isaac Joanes and the minestry land ; 

The same day the Comittee for the meeting house gaue vp theire 
account of what was Comitted to them and theire account was 
accepted and they are discharged : 

The same day there was liberty granted to John wales to Cleare 
the Creeke by his house for his owne benefit p'uided he doeth no 
damag to high, wayes nor no other conserne : the same day it was 
passed by a vote that a swampe which lyeth in milton and is part 
of the minestry land should be sould by Capt. Capen and the 
Comittee : 
the same day 

Henery Leadbetter ~) were chosen to take veiw of all the comon 
John Minot 1 Land beyound the blue hills that is within the 

Samuel Robinson ( towneshipe of Dorchester : in order to the lay- 
Ebenezer Billinge J eng of it out : and make report to the towne : 
The same day 

Capt. Capen and William Sumner were appointed a Comittee to 
veiw a peice of ground which John Garnesey desireth to haue 
libertie to set a barne on : 
The same day 

William ^Sumner I were CnOsen a com ittee to looke out and take 
T . t TT |i I notice where there is or may be a necessity of 

Ensigne Clan I ^k wa J es for tnt ' vse anc * benetitt of the towne 
Samuel Topliffe J and * make there returne : 

The same day at the reqvest of Mathias Puffer it is granted that 
he should haue two thirds of his Rates to the minestry abated 

The same day William Sumner was chosen deputy for the yeare 
ensueng : 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 271 

The same day Ebenezar Williames and Bernard Capen were 
chosen Constables ; 

Dor : 15 : march : 8f : wee whose names are subscribed being ap- 
pointed by the towne of dorchester to veiw a place vpon Naponset 
River aboue the house of Daniel Elders at the litle Island in the 
Riuer to set a sawmill vpon ; with aboute : 40 : Rod in length by 
the Riuers side to make a trench for the water of the Riuer to come 
to the mill and aboute halfe an acre of land against the Island 
[37O.] to lay there timber vpon : wee see no cause to deny there 
Request p'uided theire damme be not so high as to preiudis the mills 
below by stoping the water aboue : and vpon Condission the person 
petitioneng goe on the with the designe to erect a saw mill vpon 
these condissoins wee grant theire request as Judging it not pre- 
iudiciall to the towne. 

JOHN CAPEN sen r 
TIMOTHY MATHER sen r 
HENERY LEADBETTER 

This is a true Copp} r as 

attests James Blake Record 1 

Receiued March 16 th 1684 5 : from Ebenezar Williams .and Ber- 
nard Capen the summe of seuenteene pounds Eleuen shillings and 
eight pence in money in full of Dorchester in behalfe of my master 
m r James Russell treasurer 

I say receiued p William Welsteed Jun r : 

Receiued December 22 th : 1685 : from Ebenezar Williams and 
Bernard Capen the summe of thirty three pounds in money and 
the same summe in countay pay being in full of two Rates for the 
towne of Dorchester for the last } r eare 

I say Receud : p James Russell late treasurer. 

[371.] Constable Fosters account of A Country 
Rate which is 108-09-06 

[372.] An account of the Rates that were 
Comited to Nathaneel Glouer and Joseph Leeds 

Is d 

Constables for the yeare 1683 : A schoole Rate 26-18-11 

payed by Joseph Leeds to M r Deneson money . 12-00-00 

payed by M r Glouer to M r Deneson . . . 09-00-00 

and to himselfe for M r Denesons diet . . . 05-00-00 
abatements for Rates that Can not be gotten 

8 d 

John Browne - 

Waching Atherton 1-6 

John Sanders 1 -:6 ! Totall of what 

Thomas plum - 6 | is payed 26-06-00 

Walter Eueringden 1 - 4 j 

payd to Widow Georg - 6 J 

The Constables aboue mentioned debtor to the ) 1 

towne vpon the account of this schoole Rate J 
9 : 9 : 85 : Receiued of M r Glouer : in money . 00-08-00 



272 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

A Rate for building Comitted to the same Con- 
stables to Collect which is to be payed in money 110-16-10 
Constable Leeds his part is . . . . . 44-04-04 
payed to the Comittee and the select men . . 48-06-08 
Abatements for Rates that can not be gotten 

John Weekes 5-0 

Widow Farington 1-0 

John Browne 2-6 

Nathaneel Lyon 2-6 

Richard Mather oner Rated 5-0 
hudsones farme 9-6 

Rate short of the sum 8-2 

the whole sum of these abatments . . . 01-13-08 

s d 

to Ensigne Clap 6 6 00-06-06 

to the select men 01-00-00 

abated the Widow Battens Rate . . . . 00 - 02 - 06 
and so Constable Leeds hath payed the whole of 

his part of this Rate and hee is discharged by 

the select men : 9 : 12 : 84 : 
[373.] Nathaneel Glouers part of the Rate payed 

to Isaake Ryall or the Comittee . . . 51-00-04 

payed to the select men 01-02-00 

to Isaak Ryall 02-18-03 

s d 

abated to widow George : .2-6 
Joseph hoppen . . .2-6 
henery merefeild . . .2-6 
Robert stanton . . .2-6 

Item payed to the Comitee 01-00-00 

to the select men . . ' 02-08-00 

abated John Browns Rate 00-02-06 

and payed to the select men . . . . 00-17-06 

Mr Glouer hath payed the whole of his part which 59 -17 - 03 
and the Constable is discharged by select men 

9: 12: 84: 

Account of a towne rate in the yeare : 83 Co- ) which is 

mitted to the same Constables to Colect : J 60-04-10 

payed by Constable Leeds to Widow Boulton 02 - 13-00 

to Ensigne Clap for intertainement 00 - 05 - 00 

to Nathan Bradley for Ringeng the bell . . 01-05-01 

to William Sumner as deputy formerly due . . 01-15-06 

to Capt. Capen 00-11-03 

to M r Deneson for his last quarter teaching : ) 

money . . . . . . j 04-00-00 

to John Trescote money . . . . . 01-01-01 
to Ensigne Clap for wood : & corn to John ") 

Pelton . . .. . . . j 00-12-06 

to Richard Baker money 00-10-00 

to Deacon Blake as part of what is due to him as ) 

deputy in the yeare : 82 and 83 . . j 07-11-09 

abated for Rates that can not be gotten . . 00-03-11 

Thomas hoppen 1-3 william Trescote . . 00-04-03 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 273 

Joseph hopen 1 - 4 to John Pelton . . . 00-03-00 

John Weekes 1-4 

to widow Clap for Joshua Sanders . . . 01-00-00 

to Deacon Blake as deputy 01-11-06 

to Nathan Bradley 00-02-11 

[374.] to Deacon Blake . . ". . 00-17-03 
to Thomas Modsley for fencing at the burieng ) 

place J 00-05-00 

to William Trescote . 70-04-03 

the whole sum payed by Joseph Leeds is . . 24-13-09 

of this sum payed in money . . . . 06-09-10 

Joseph Leeds Debtor to the towne . . . 03-14-04 
8 : 12 : 1685 : Joseph Leeds gave an account to") 

the select men of the Rates that were Comitted I n9 no _ n 1 " 

to him to Collect : and he is Debtor vpon the f 

account of the towne Rate J 

and vpon the account of the building Rate, money 00 - 09* - 06 
but as for that part of the minesters Rate that is Comitted to him 

he hath giuen no account ; of it ; 14 : 12 : 168 Joseph Leeds 

pay d the full of his towne rate, being . . 02-00-07 
and likewise is discharged his ministry hows rate 

An account of what Constable Mathaneel Glouer hath payed of 
this towne rate : 

to William Sumner as deputy . . . . 05-11-05 

to John Lewes for a woolfes head . . . 00 10-00 
to James Bird . . . . . . .01-14-00 

to Nathan Bradley 02-06-01 

to leiut. hall for wood to John Pelton and for") 

which he layed out for glase for the meeting > 00-08-06 

house .... ... J 

to Timothy Foster . . . . . . 00-05-00 

to John Brecke 00-06-00 

Serg' Tilstone 00-02-00 

William Nahaton for wouelues . . . . 01-00-00 

to Nathaneel Glouer for schoole masters diet . 06-10-10 

to Deacon Blake 01-10-02 

John Trescote money 00-03-00 

to M r Deneson money 03-10-00 

to Nathaneel Glouer money . . -. . . 01-00-00 

to John Minott for a woolfe . . . . 00-10-00 

abatement for Rates that can not be gotten . . 00 - 1 1 - 02 

to Deacon Blake . . . . . . 00-16-04 

to lift, hall . 00-02-00 

[375.] Nathanel Glouer payed of this Rate . 26-16-06 

of which sum 5 pa} T ed in money . . . . 05-00-00 

M r Glouer debtor to the towne . . . . 05-09-00 



of which sum 1 is to be payed money . . . 01-00-00 

which Constable Glouer payed to Joseph Leeds this account made 

by the Constables with the select men: December the 15 th : 1684 

the 9 th of Nouember M r Glouer payed by order of the select men to 



274 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



Timothy Foster money : 5 : to Nathan Bradley money : 8 to Dan- 

8 8 

iel Elders money : 6 : and money : 1 to the select men to Capt. 

8 d B d 

Capen : 2 2 in Country pay : which is 1 - 12 - 2 in Country pay : 

8 

to left hall money 5. 

these may satisfie any whome it may Consarne that the present 
selectmen of Dorchester att the Requeste of henry Straight of 
Greenwich in the Colony of Rode Island who married with mary 
Long Daughter of mary Long Formerly widow But since called 
mary Litchfield Latly dececed Doe give Free Consent vnto the 
said Henry Straight and mary his wife that the J^and that was 
Giuen to the widow Long her mother a's in page 2 6 7. 'may be sould 
by them to Ephraim Howard of Dorchester or anny other whom the 
select men shall approue of 7 June 1703 

By order of the Select men 
Roberta Searle towne Clark 

[376,] An account of the Rates that were Comitted to the 
Constables to Colect in the yeare : 1684 : Ebenezar Williames and 
Bernard Capeii : 

8 d 

A rate for the schoole 35-04-06 

Bernard Capen his part 18-17-02 

payed to M r John Williames schoole master . . 16-00-00 

to Thomas Barret 02-00-00 

to John Brecke 00-03-00 

to the select men 00-14-00 

payed of the same rate by Ebenezar Williams to > 

M r Danforth for M r Williams board . . J 10-10-00 

to Thomas Barret for sanders . . . . 01-05-00 

to M r . Williams 04-00-00 

abatements for that which can not be had ) nn nn i r\ 

IT / \)\) ~ \}\) " JL \) 

widow Laurence ..... j 

John Weekes 00-01-00 

Obediah hawes being Rated twice in this Rate . 00-04-05 

to the select men . . . . 00-06-00 



35 _ 04 - 04 

A towne Rate Comitted to the same Consta- \ 

bles to Collect ] 24-10-00 

Constable Capen payed to leut hall . . . 00-06-01 

to Nathan Bradley 04-00-00 

to Timothy Tilstone for entertainement . . 00-12-00 

to Isaake Ryall for the barne . . . . 04-00-00 

to John Brecke for the Raters . . . . 00-06-00 

to samuel hix 00-15-00 

to John Minot 00-07-04 

to William Sumner 02-07-11 

to William Sumner . . 00-07-10 



13 _ 02 - 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 275 

Constable Williams payed of the same rate to Ensigne Clapp 

for entertainement 00-11-00 

to Enoch wiswell for the same . . . . 00-12-00 

to William Trescote 00-06-06 

to Isaake Joanes 00-04-00 

to James Blake Sen r 04-04-02 

to James Bird . . . . '. . .00-05-00 

to William Sumner 04-08-04 

to mathias puffer for an woulfes head . . . 00-04-06 

to henery white 00-02-03 

d d 

abated : Thomas Williams : 7 : John Weekes : 7 : 00-01-02 

for a woulues head in part of what is due . . 00-08-02 



11-07- 1 

Is 8 d 

the Constables haue payed of this towne Rate 24 - 09 - 03 

and they are discharged : by the Select men : 4 : 10 : 85 : 

[377,] At a generall Towne meeting the first day of the 
10 th : mo : 1684 it was put to the vote whether there should be a 
Rate made for to pay the Charge of tryeing our title to the land 
which is taken vp in farmes by seuerall men : within the towne- 
shipe of Dorchester : 

the vote was in the afirmatiue. 

The same day it was passed by a vote that henery White 
(because of his Remote liuei'ng from the meeting) should be free 
from payeing to the minestry by way of Rate for the yeare 
insueng and vntill the towne see cause to allter it : 

The same day Capt. Capen William Sumner Timothy Tilstone 
and John Brecke were Chosen a Comittee to setle the boundes 
betweene the minestry land and Thomas Vose his farme. 
The same day towne officeres chosen. 
Ensigne Clap 
Leuit Hall 
Recorder Deacon Blake ~) 

Serg 1 Wiswel > these Select men 
William Sumner ) 

the same day there was chosen for Raters 
William Pond") 
Samuel Paul y these Raters 
John Brecke J 

The same day Deacon Blake was chosen Colector for the yeare 
1684: 

The same day it was put to the vote whether purgatory swampe 
should be diuided to the ancient p'prietors and there sncsesors : 

the vote was in the affimatiue 

The same day an account was giuen by the Colector of the Rate 

that was made for M r Danforths saler\ r in the yeare 1682 : and M r 

i i i 

Danforth is payed the exact sum of 100 : 50 : in money and 50 : in 
Country pay as doth apeare by his Receipt bearing date the 26 : 
nouemb: 1684: 



276 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The Colector is discharged. 

[378,] the : 26 : 1 1 : 84 : at the meeting of the ancient p'prietors 
and there successors were chosen for 

Se^ Robinson ( a Committee to take a yeiw of purgatory 
and John Withington I swam P and S et an artlce to take 
a plate of it in order to the diuiding of it ; the same day it was 
passed by a vote that all the p'prietors should pay theire p'portion 
for the layeng of it out ; 

At a meeting of the select men : 10 : 12 : 184 : men appointed to 
Run the lines betweene the townes as followeth : 
betweene milton and Dorchester from the outside ") rp. ,, ,.. _ 
of the last six deuissions towards the blue hills ; imotl 



and allso the line betweene brantre and Dorches- 
ter from milton boundes to the sea . . J 

!John Brecke 
James Foster 
Robert Spurr iun r 

for the line between brantree and Dorchester ^ Ezra Clap 
from the top of the blue hills towards the pa- >- John Tolman 
tent line ...... j Thomas Trott iun r 

^ Obediah hawes 

for the line betweene Roxbury and Dorchester >- John Capen iun r 

) John Blakeman 

the same day the select men agreed with John minot to pay vnto 

B 

him : 30 : for woulues heads which is to bee payed annualy in his 

towne Rates ; 

payed of the abouesayed summe in the yeare : 84 : by Bernard 

f d 

Capen Constable ; 7 : 4 : 

for the lines aboute the Indian plantation Ebenezar Withington 

Samuel hall. 

At a meeting of the select men the : 9 : 1 : 85 : men appointed 
for to veiw fences 



for the feild behind Thomas Modsleys . 

for the hill feild 

for the feild behinde John Birds . 
for the feild behind Rich. Leeds 

for the feild behind M r Mathes 

for that part of the great lotes from Timothy 
Tilstons to Thomas Tolman sen r . 




) John Bird 

I John Blackman 



[379.] from Thomas Tolmans to the Riuer 

And all fences to be made sufficient by the 25 day of march : 



Timothy Tilstone 
John Tolman 
Thomas Tilstone 
and Israeli How : 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 277 

The same day there was appointed for tithing men : for the yeare 
1685: 

Jacob huen 
Joseph Weekes 
William Trescot 
John Wales 
Joseph Leedes 
Nathaneel Glouer 
Timothy Tilstone 
Rodger Billinge 
Samuel Capen 
Thomas Trot sen' 
Edward Pason 
Clement Maxfeild 
John Garnesey 
James Blake iim r 

super visors for > Nathaneel Clap 

the necke way J James Bird 
the men .pointed | Thomag Mo(M 

to cleare the V T , -o, J 

necke j John Blackeman 

and the necke to be cleared by the 16 day of Aprill : 

the same day there was liberty granted to Daniel Ellen to get 
1400 : of Clouebord in the Cedar swamps. 

At a generall towne meeting the 10 th : of the first moneth 1685 

William Sumner was Chosen Deputy for the yeare ensueng 

for Constables hopstill humfrey and Ebenezer Withington ^ 

the same day there was men Chosen to act by ( Cap* Capen 
themselues or by an aturney in the behalfe of | heuery Leadbetter 
the towne to try our title to the land that is <[ Timothy Tilstone 
taken vp in farmes ; the men chosen are j John Brecke 

(^ John Minott 

( Joseph Leedes 
super visers for the highwayes j cha / es Dauenport . 

The same day there was men chosen to take notice where there 
is or may be a nesessity of high wayes for the vse and benefite of 
the towne and to make report thereof to the towne 

the men chosen : are the select men ; Cap 4 Capen ; Timothy 
Tilstone ; Samuel Paul ; John Brecke ; accordingly they had a 
meeting on the : 6 : 2 : 85 : and haueing veiwed and taken notice 
of what they were betrusted with : doe make our returne : that for 
the suply of high wayes wee think nessesary that the parelel line 
betweene the first and second range be left open throughout and 
allso that the paralell line betweene the second and third [38O. ] 
range be left open : except those that haue fenced in any part 
therof can satisfy the towne for it : wee allso iudge it nessesar} r that 
there should be a high way layed out ; from the Country high way 
by Widow Wiets : to the twenty acre lotes : and a high way from 
Robert Searles his house ; by Elder humfrey his land vnto the 
Country high way that lyeth betweene Roxbury and Dorchester ; 

William Sumner, lift. Hall, and James Blake being appointed a 



278 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Comittee to lay out a high way to the fresh marsh : Doe make their 
Returne as followeth : on the : 6 : day of aprill : 1685 : we layed 
out a way : we begane at the northeast corner of Richard Withing- 
tons marsh and there marked a white oake tree ; and from thence 
marked seuerall trees ; vntill we came to a stake in the parelell 
line ; with a heape of stones aboute it ; and from thence alonge by 
the old way through Isaak Joanes his lote vntill wee come to a 
brooke ; and so through Daniel Prestons lote in the old way vn- 
till we come to the corner of Richard Withingtons fence : by Robert 
searles the way is to be two Rods wide to ly on the west and north 
west side of those trees that are marked : 

Anno : 1684 Deacon Blake collector ; Receiued of the Rate made 
for the vse of the minestry of Dorchester for the yeare one thousand 
six hundred eighty and foure the full summe of fourty nine pounds 
three shillings and a penny in new English money or other wise to 
my content, As allso forty and nine pounds three shillings and a 
penny in country pay or the value thereof to Content : As allso 
foure and thirty shillings worth of Iron of Elder Withingtons gift 
to the minestry of Dorchester ; which came from Taunton in the 
yeare one thousand six hundred eighty and fiue : so that the Totall 
summe delliuered to me and Receiued by me is an hundred pounds 

Receiued by mee John Danforth 

Dated this 15 th : of february: 1685. 

Entered and examined and compared ; by mee James Blake Re- 
corder with the originall which is on file 

[381.] 7 : 10 : 1685 : At a generall towne meeting the towne 
oficers then chosen were as foloweth : 



Select men 



Raters 

William Pond 
Samuel Paul 
Samuel Topliffe 



Capt Capen : Colector 
James Blake Recorder 



Ensigne Clap 
James Blake 
Enoch Wiswel 
lift hall 
John Brecke 

11 : 11 : 1685 : At a meeting of the select men at the house of 
samuel hix : Timothy Foster was apointed by the select men to get 
what is due to the towne vpon account of the Rates that were 
Committed to Nehemah Clap to collect ; 

the same day there was liberty granted John Trescote to take 
some Cedar trees in the Common swamps for his owne vse p'uided 
he take none but what is allready fallen ; 

the same day John Brecke and Timothy Foster were apointed 
by the select men to ioyne ishues with hudsons farmer : in a course 
of law ; in the behalfe of the towne for the Recouery of Rates ; 

the same day henery Leadbetter samuel paul and samuel Top- 
liife were appointed (by the select men) a Comittee to lay out a 
high way of two Rods wide from the house of Joshua henshaw to 
the highway that leadeth from Naponset mill towards Dedham ; 
And Obediah Hawes John Tolman and John Withington to lay 
out a high way from the County Rode by widow wyets house and 
so from thence so far as the twenty acre lotes ; 

8 : 1 st : 1686 : at a meeting of the select men it was then agreed 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 279 

that the order made aboute high wayes and super visers should be 
recorded 

the same day there were fence veiwers appointed by the select 
men 

for the feild behind Thomas Modsleyes | JoseVweekes 

for the feildvpon the hill . . . { 
for the feild behind John Birds . . { 
[382.] for the feild behind Richard Leedes | 
for the feild behind M- Mathers . . 



for that part of the greate lotes from Timothy I Samuel Paul 
Tilstones to Thomas Tolmans . . ( Timothy Foster 

fromThomas-TolmanstotheRmer . 

all fences to be made sufficient acording to the towne order by 
by the : 25 : day of march ; and all common feildes to be Cleared 
by the : 16 th : day of aprill ; 

the men apointed to cleare the necke . { 

super visers for the necke way . . { 

all swine are to be Ringed according to law, and to be yoked ac- 
cording to the towne order ; from the 15 th : day of aprill untill the 
15 th : day of October next ensueng ; 

the same day were men apointed to Run the line betweene ded- 
ham and Dorchester ; and betweene Wrentham and Dorchester ; 



the men apointed for that worke is : . f i bn 

their retJn is vpou flic; . . . { fat Foter 



whereas wee see by long experience that those persones that 
doe at any t}'me keepe sheepe on the Commons they haue receiued 
great loss and darnag by reason of the rarnes goeing at liberty 
amongest the flocke all the yeare ; for the preuenting whereof ; 

[383.] At a generall towne meeting the 9 th 1 st : mo : 168f : 



280 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Clement Maxfeild "i 

John Capen iu r > were chosen supervisors of the highwayes 

John Tolman j 

The same day it put to the vote whether they would apoint a 
Committee to lay out for M r Stoughton 50 acres of land in some 
conuenient place in the : 500 : acres vpon condission M r Stoughton 
giue and asure to the towne his right in the : 400 : acres that was 
layed out for the minestry ; and allso all his right in the fiue hun- 
dred acres ; 

The vote was in afermatiue : 

the Committee chosen to lay out this land 

Leiut hall \ 

Obediah hawes > 
John Withington j 

the same day William Sumner was chosen deputy for the year 
ensueng. 

the same day it was passed by a vote that all the Common land 
on this side punquepang should be layed out in lotes by proportion 
to each man according to what right they have theire. 

The same day : John Capen iu r : John Bird and Joseph Weekes 
were chosen a committee to lay out a little land to Ebenezar Wil- 
liams not exeding two or three foote p'uided it be not preiudiciall 
to the towne. 

the same day 

Ebenezar Billing J were chosen a Committee to agree with an 
Thomas Holman > artist 1 to take a plot of the Common land in 
Henery Leadbetter J order vnto the deuiding of it ; 

12 : 2 : 86 : at a meeting of the select men their was liberty 
granted to henery leadbetter to get : 3 : or : 4 : hundred of cedar 
cloueboards in the common swampes : the same day liberty granted 
to Ammiel Weekes to get : 300 : railes : and : 2800 : of cedar cloue- 
board : the same day liberty granted to leit Hall to get : 400 : of 
cedar railes and : 100 of postes in the common swampes 

the same day a warrant given to the constable to take by distress 
or otherwise the penaltj" due (to Nathan Bradley according to the 
towne order :) from those that haue been defectiue in yokeng and 
ringeng there swine. 

the same day there was liberty granted to Ezra Clap to get 
4000 : of Cloueboards in the Common swamps. 

[384,] the 13. 7 : 1686 : at a meeting of the selectt men, war- 
ant was granted to the ratters, to make a ratte for the use of the 
schoole of 1 7 1 money. 

the same day it was also agreed, that obediah haws, John with- 
ington and John tolman, should go thorow, with the highway (to 
the cuntry rods leading to dedham, from twenty acore lots, by sam- 
uel sumners 

the 6 : 10 : 1686 chosen for selecttmen : 

i survaior in margin. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 281 

Samuel Clap "} 

Lift n hall f Sarg nt pond 

William Sumner > for ratters < Sarg* tilstone 

Sarg nt wiswall ( Samuel topliff 

John breck } 

for superuisers, it was then passed by a uote, that the selectt- 
men, for future time, should appoint men for that work : Sarg* wis- 
wall recorder : (but Sarg* wiswall refusing to serf in othar place) 
their was chosen in his steed, 

John withington : selecttman 

and Samuel Clap : recorder : 

18 th of feburary : 168 : then a rate made by the selecttmen and 
committed to the constabls, daniel preston and preserued capin, 

It a d 

of : 31 - 2 - 7 : for the contrys use. 

this 19 th feburary 168 then rescued forty nine shilings in full, of 
all my dues, for the minestry howse, bult by me in this towne, for 
which i was to Receue. 200. pounds I say receued the full, the 
towne discharginge me of all other work to bee dun about sayd 
howse as witnes my hand 

wittnes JOHN BRECK 

NOAH BEEMAN ISAAC RIALL X his mark 

this is a true coppy of that which is in the day book undar his 
mark and wittnes : 

as attest SAMUEL CLAP recorder 

the : 13 : 4 : 87 Lift nt Thomas vose of miltowne appeared, to 
agree with the select men of dorchester, on the account of land 
taken in by said uose and for timber that he fell, for to fence his 
medow ; it was then agreed that said uose for the time past, shall 
paye fiue shilings in mony, and for the time to come, the s d uose, to 
paye to the selecttmen or their order fine shillings a year, yearly 
in money, so long as he continews his fence on dorchester land, and 
the year to end the 29 day of Septembar yearly, and in cause s d . 
uose, shall make strip or wast, of wood or timber, more then of 
nessesity, to repair the fence wheir now it stands it shall be in the 
selectt mens 1 giung tirnly notis, to said Vose 

THOMAS VOSE 

this is a trew copy of the agreement in the daye book recorded, 
and compared by samuel clap 

The day aboue written, Samuel Clap recorder rescued the first 
fine shillings of lift* thomas vose, for the use of the towne. 

The 21 : 12 : 8f receued of lift* thomas uose 6 s for the rent of the 
year which ended the 29 : September : 87 : rescued by me Samuel 
Clap recorder for the use of the towne : the : 19 : march : 8| re- 
scued of lift thomas vose fiue shilings, for the rent of the year, 88 
by samuel Clap, recorder. 

i liberty, to disposes him of it, or at any time, the seleottmen 



282 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

the 6 th of aprell : 1692 : receiued of cap thomas vose, sixe shil- 
lings mony : toward the aboue sd. rent of land, by Samuel Clap, 
recorder, for the use of the towne : 

The mony receiued by Samuel Clap of thomas vose before : 
aprell : 92 : was recond for as appears : page 443 and the 6" re- 
ceuid this 6 th . aprell : 92 : pa}*d to the glasier M r Coningham. 

[385.] 1638 The Booke of acc : for the country and towne 
rates taken from the Constables and the treasurers appoynted for 
that purpose 

Ip" acc. taken p. Nathaniell Duncan and Humphrey Atherton 
treasurers fro seuall Constables, and Colectors fro the 14 th Nouem- 
ber 1638 to the 16 th of January 1642. 

first wee audited 2 accoumpts of Country rates and one about 
the neck with John Eales for the t}'me of his Constableshipp wherin 
hee hath Cleered all. Christover Gibson oweth for Rest 

d 

of all his acc 4-1 

Joseph Long was owing on his ace 
10 s - 6 d which hee alloweth not 
Good: Denslows Rate also not p d 

we whose Nams are underwritten being sent upon Daniell Elders 
request to uew the land formerly giuen him, and to setell his bonds, 
that it might be recorded, did attend it, according to order by the 
Selectmen, the 7 th of iuly 87, which is as Followeth. 

Wee began at a roke befor John triscots door unto which he hath 
sett his fenc the rock bearinge N. W. N and From thenc through 
the swamp to an ash tree, which was formerly markt and from 
thens as the Fenc stands to a small blake oke stump, with a stone 
upon it, on the brow of the hill, and so forward, the fence beinge 
the bounds to a white oke stump, with a stone on the top of it, 
and from this stump, as the fenc stands roundinge to the high 
way, which highway is leadinge to Dedham, which highway bounds 
him Southerly till his bounds runs to the rok wher wee began which 
bounds is bounded with a highway layd up into the woods betwixt 
Elders land and John triscotts, the pees of land on which his house 
stands is bounded with dedham highway on the north, the riuer on 
the South, on the est a hedge fence of robert stantons, on the west 
with a blacke oke tree by the riuer side, the pees liuge triangll the 
quantyty on both sids Dedham highway wee Judge to be 6 ackers 

This is a true coppy, of the origenall which remains on fille. 

as attest, SAMUEL CLAP, recorder : 

RICHARD HALL 
ENOCH WISWELL 

memorandom ; this aboue bounded land is granted to Daniel 
Eldars and his heirs for euer, upon condisen that said Eldars or 
his heairs, shall not haue liberty to sell, or exchang or hire out the 
same, or any way alinat the same, without the consent of the se- 
lectmen of Dorchester from time to time first obtained. 

thes terms agreed on by the Selectmen acording to what the 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 283 

towne uote directs in pag : 247 : recorded, and the terraes agreed 
upon : this 14 th : 9 : 1687 ; by us the select men 

WILLIAM SDMNER 
RICHARD HALL 
JOHN BRECK 
SAMUEL CLAP 
JOHN WITHINGTON 

[386.] Debitor: Willia Blake Constable was apoynted to 
Receiue 86-10 for the purchase for M r Burre butt could Receiue 

only 73 - 1 - 

more to Receiue p a Country Rate . . . 93 - 13 - 7 

166 - 14 - 7 
19 March 168 

the select men met in order to settle the highways in parelel lines 
where need requiars : and where no need is to haue them layd open 
there where no need is of hauing them open, to alow them to pro- 
prietors for the Hake ualue, or quantit} T of land ; where it is nes- 
sesary to haue highways for the use of the towne & Is 4 we began at 
the parelell line betwene Ebinezer withingtons pasture, and James 
Robinsons ; and there we found the lande betwene them to amount 
to the same quantity of the highwaj 1 layd out throw James Robin- 
sons land and that we alow him for that way, it being 2 rod 
wide and. 38. and. 2. quarters long : next we mesureed ouer m r 
stoughtons : and we found his land at the parelel line to be 44 : 
rod and 2 quarter 2 rod wid 

the next samuel Jones hase fenst in 21 rod and halfe 2 rods wide : 
next william Riall fenst in of coman land. 7 rod. 2 rod wid : then 
we mesured Joshuas henhshas land that the highwa} r taks towards 
Samuel somners and we find it to be : 24 rods and the highwa} r at 
his hows .28. rods both 52 rods and the land that he is to haue at 
the parelel line betwene M r glouer and his land being one rod wide 
extending from the highway by his hows to twenti acor lots only 
John Capins exsepted, which is one rod wide and 13 and the third 
p* of a rod long, the whole of Josheues on both sids of both ways 
is in lenth . 137. when the highways both alowed for there rest due 
to the towne .85. rods for which he tenders land next samuel sum- 
ners : M r glouers land from the highway to Joshuas land. 6 rods 2 
quarters long, one wide, and at the este end of 20 acre lots and of 
obadiah hawses in p* and M r glouer is to haue one rod wide sixty 
5 rods in lenth and in the swamp he is to haue two rod wide 20 rod 
long in full of the highway layd throw his land their being 80 rods 
long 2 rods wide : obadiah haws land at 20 acor lots hase 23 rods 
taken out for a highway. 

M r Bates is Debitor For so much gathered on a Rate for mend- 
ing the way to the necke 19 - 16 - 4 

Samuel and barnerd capin is to haue the land at the parellell 
line, betweene the .1. and .2. deuision from a great swamp to good- 
man sumners medoe 2 rods wide and 44 in lenth, the} 7 lowing so much 
land m conueniant for a highway or alowing the ualue of the land 



284 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

to sorn other person for land all redy taken up for the use of the 
towne for a highway 

Richerd bakers land layd out for a highway next James robin- 
sons fence is 42 long and 2 wide, this we designe to pay by ex- 
change with m r stoughton for land next his if m r stoughton please ; 
the highway cuts samuel maxfeels in lenth 20 rods two wide. 

the boue sayd lines may as we conceue, be shut up without reall 
pregidese to any person : and with aduantage to many in regard of 
there fencing : and to the whole towne, in there answering for lands 
taken up for the use of the towne in places more conuenient and 
absolutly nessasary 

recorded, and compared, with the origenall which is on fille 

by Samuel Clap recorder 

the origenall was publickly read at a towne meeting and no ob- 
iection made against it 
Willia Blake is Creditor For so much payd m r 

minot p order . . . . . . 72 - - 

more he payd to the treasurer . . . . 93-7-9 

more for so much he Could not 

Receiue fro W m Barber, Jo : Betson, and Ralfe 

Cornish . . - 12 - 

Remayning yet p m r . Blake to ballance the acc - - 14 - 10 

165-19- 9 

Att a meting of the proprietors of purgetory swamp : 15 th feb 17 : 
8 m r stoughton, Requested, that the proprietors would grant that 
his forty acros might ly next his medow, this was put to the uote 
whether or no it be your minds, that m r stoughton haue his 40 
acros in a square, next to his owne medow, reserfing a high way 
throw ssijd. 40 acros ; this was uoted on the affermatiue. 

2 d . is it your minds, to begin at dedham line, to lay out purgetary, 
and so leaue it to the descretion of the suruayer, and Commity ; 
this was uoted in the afermatiue. 

John Withington, samuel Robinson and John Minot are continued 
a comity to agree with the seruayer and to perfitt the work, of lay- 
ing out the same 

we whos nams are under written, haue this : 22 : 1 : 1686 : been 
at work as folows : and acording to warant : we began at nathan- 
iell wiats his feild and layd out a wa} 7 too rod wid 'in m rs fosters 
lane next his fence and so right along, betwen goodman bakor, his 
lot, and the next lott, on the north side, a rod on the one lot, 
and one rod on the other lot : 20 rod along then we went acrose, 3 
lots southward, in the best place we could : then we went betwen 
goodman trott sen and lift hall 1 

M r . Bates is Credited For mone} 7 s payd out about 

mending the way to the neck . . . . 17-17-11 

1 there lotts, a rocl of each lot, to the end of there land, then 
through* goodman henshaws land, seuen or eight rod, where the 
twenty acor lots begin : 

JOHN WITHINGTON. OBADIAH HA WES. JOHN TOLMAN 

a true copy of the returne on file 



DOKCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 



285 



the : 13 : 2 : 1687 : it was agreed upon betwen the selectt men and 
samuel Capin and barnerd capin : that s d capins should haue the 
two rods by the paralell line betwene the . 1 and 2 deuision from 
the corner of there land next richerd backers lot unto goodraan sum- 
ners medow they paying to samuel maxfeeld : I 1 - 10 s (which the 
towne was to pay to said maxfeeld for land taken from him for a 
highway) and also s d capins to giue liberty to increse sumner to 
pase ouer there land, to his medow to fech offe his ha} r e, he 
pasing ouer wheire he may do them least damag, and so shuting 
up the fence after him for there security, and s d capins bringing a 
resaight from s d maxfeeld, should be their discharg : which s d 
capins haue done this : 15 : 2 : 87 : under samuel maxfeelds hand : 
which resaitt is on fille. 

The : 13 th : feb re : 16f a there was deliuered to sarg nt Samuel Topliff, 
the weights and measurs, that weir the towns standerds, to trye 
weights and measurs by 



of waights of bell fashon 

one : 56 pound 
one 28 p d 
one 14 p d 
one 7 p d 
one 4 
one 2 pound 



of flatt, bras waits 

one pound 

one halfe pound 

one quarter 

one halfe quarter 

one ounce 

one half ounce 

one quarter of ounce 

one 8 th part of ounce 



of mesurs 

one halfe bushell 
one peck 
one ell 
one yearden 
one eale quart 
one wine pint 
two sealling eiorns 



[388.] William Blake and Nicholas Clap Constables owe for 
a towne Rate p them collected 40 - 9 - 

The Rate for the Castle dated 30 th : 5 1646 is 30-8-11 

Is s d 

wherof Bro. Humphries pt is 13-8-2 

Bro : kibbeys p* is 15-0-9 



[389.] William Blake and Nicholas Clap Constables are to 

haue for moneys p them disbursed as foil : 

Ip" payd to M r Meinot 

For surveying lands and carying the Cornp 6u the 
Ferry 

more payd m r Holman for making p* of the high 
way aboue the mill ..... 

more payd Jo : Phillipes for his help in measur- 
ing land ....... 

more payd Christon Gibson for the same 

To Nathaniel Wales . . . 

For worke at Muddie Riu ..... 

more for worke there 

more for Corne for Goo : Webb which the treas- ) 
urer should pay to the County j 

more p d for a Rugg for Steeven .... 

more payd M r Stowghtons bill .... 

more payd M r Oliuer 



6- 

- 9- 
1-18- 

-12- 

- 17- 

-19- 
1-4- 

1-4- 

- 6- 
3-14- 
3- - 



286 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

more payd Roger Clap for a lock and setting vp j g _ 

Rayles at the neck ... . ) 

more payd Jo : Smith for worke at the bridge . 1 - 3 - 

more payd him for a gate to the mill . . . - 5 - 

To Alexander Miller and Peeter Aspinall for ) r /<N o 

worke at the Bridge ] ( { 
p d M r Atherton at seuall tymes . . . .4-3 ,_ ^ 

p d Goo : Grin way for Steeven . . . .1 - - 

more payd M r Glou r bill . . . .4 - 8 - ^ ^ 

more p d Ed : Breck for mending the high way . - 12 - co 

more payd the Deacons for chargs about the bell . 2 - 10 - 

more p d Jo : Smith for worke at the bridge . . - 4 - " 

To Natha : Duncan for his Rate . . . . - 11 - " 

To Nicholas Vpshall 16 - " 

To Richard Collicot 1 - " - " 

To Robert Deeble 1- " -" 

To Nicho : Clap for his teeme 2 days and other ) 

worke for a man . . . . .1 - 15 - 

To John Smith for a towne fence . . . - 6 - 8 
To allow for non payment of w m Reed and ) 

Thorn : Starr j - 3 - 6 

Rests p Willia Blake and Nicho : Clap to ball | 

this acc } 3-4 

[39O.] 1641. Nathaniel Duncan treasurer 
for the towne oweth for m Rc d fro Mr. Bates . 3 - g 
For so much allowed p W m Blake and Nicholas ) I 

Clap on their acc for a Rate . . . J 1 1 - g 

For Beaver Re d fro deacon Clap . . . . 11-6, 

In his hands in lead Rc d fro Christone Gibson . 1 - 1 - 80 
For so much owing on a Rate . . . . - - 8 
For a noate of the Rest of a Rate fro Joseph ") 

Watesworth and Natha. Wales which I will > 

giue acc of when Re d I Re d in wheate and ) 

Indein 3 8 the wheate att 6 the 6 the Indean ) 
according when I Re d the Corne that was but } 

4 the bushell s6 there was pte less. Rest I ) 

owe 2 - 11 - 4 



7 - 16 - 2 

1641 Sargent Atherton treasurer for the towne ) 
oweth for money Re d for the towne . . ] 
For m Re d fro Willia Blake, and Nich : Clap . 4 - 3 - 
For m Re d fro M r Bates - 7 - 

17-6- 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 287 

[391.] Nathaniel Duncan treasurer for the 
towne is to haue for my being at the Castle and 

for 10 dayes at Court 2 - 7 - 6 

For m payd M r Oliuer for measuring . . . 1 - 5 - 1 ^ 
p'te of the lead vnsould 16 - , 

For powder spent p souldiers at M r Stoughtons ) i _ 4 _ 7 

going to the Pequoit warres ) 

\ 

For 15 \ of powder to try the gunnes . . . 1 - 11 - 
For so much p d for a drummer 1 day . . . 1 - 6 ^ 

Rest of this acc is 11 - 2 , 

7-16-2 

Sargeant Atherton treasurer for the towne is to 
haue for beeing at Castle and Generall Court 



and fetching a bull for M r Stoughtons farme 
more p d m r Withington for mending the meeting ) 


2-1-6 


howse ....... J 




For a bridge in the way to the mill 


2-1-4 


For mending the way p Richard Hawes 


- 5- 


For m p d m r Joanes his beeing at Cast 6 and ) 


In n 


Court ..... j 





more p d the gunner of the Castle .... 


- /> - " 


For a holbert 


"-11 - " 


p d Bartholemew 


" _ i _ " 


For a post to the pound . . . 


- 2 - - 


For loss on Wampampeg ..... 


41 _ g ' 


To John Blake for sawing planks .... 


"-6- 5 


To Bro : Farna for making the Cariedg 


- 3 8 i 


To Tho : Wiswell for fetching m r Bishops . 


-11 - ^ 


For mending the pound 


- 6 6 <* 


For Court busnesse about the meddow 


- 3 - i 


Rests p Sariaant Atherton to ball, this acc 


-18 10 g 



16-7-2 ^ 

[392.] Nathaniel Duncan oweth For Rest of 
the accoumpt p the other side . . . .-11- 

more for the powder spent p the souldiers since 

allowed to the Country 1 - 4 - 

19 : March 168j 

The Selectmen met, in order to settle the highways in parallel 
lines where need requires and where no need is to haue them layd 
open there where no need is of hauing them open to alow them to 
proprietors for the like ualue or quantity of land : where it is nes- 
sar} T to haue high ways for the use of the towne : and 1 st we began 
at the parelell line, betwene Ebinezer withingtons pasture and 
James Robinsons ; and there we found the land between them to 
amount to the same quantity of the highway layd out through 
James Robinsons land : and that we alow him for that way, in 



288 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

being 2 rods wide : and 38 and 2 quarters longe : next we mesured 
ouer M r Stoughtons and we found his land at the paralel line, to 
be 44 rod and 2 quarter, 2 rods wide : the next Samuel Jones, hase 
fenst in 21 rod and halfe 2 rods wide : next William Riall fenst in 
of coman land 7 rod 2 rods wide : then we mesured Joshua henshas 
land, that the highway taks towards Samuel Sumners and we find 
it to be .24. rods and the highwa}* at his hows. 28 rods : both 52 
rods : and the land that he is to haue at the parelel line betwene 
M r glouer and his land, being one rode wide, extending from the 
highway, by his hows, to twenti acor lots only John capins ex- 
septed, which is one rod wide and 13 and the third p*e of a rod 
long, the whole of Joshaues, on both sids, of both ways is in lenth 
137 when the highways both alowed for, there rest due to the towne 
85 rods, for which lie tenders land next Samuel Sumners : M r glou- 
ers land from the highway, to Joshuas land 60 rods, 2 quarters 
long, one wide and at the este end of 20 acre lots and of Obadiah 
hawses in p 1 . M r glouer is to haue one rod wide sixty 5 rods in 
lenth, and in the swamp he is to haue two rods wide 20 rod long, 
in full of the highway layd throw his land there being 80 rods long 
2 rods wide : obadiah haws land at 20 acre lots hase 23 rods taken 
out for a highway : Samuel and barnerd capin is to haue the land 
at the parellell line betweene the 1 and 2 : deuision from a great 
swamp to gooman sumners medoe 2 rods wide and 44 in lenth 
they lowing so much land, nor conuenient for a highway or alow- 
ing the ualue of the land, to sume other person for land all redy 
taken up for the use of the towne for a highway. 

Richerd bakers land layd out for a highway next James Robbin- 
sons fence is 42 rods, and 2 wide, this we designe to pay by ex- 
chang with M r stoughton for land next his if m r stoughton please : 
the highway cuts samuel maxfeels, in lenth, 20 rods, to rods 
wide. 

the boue sayd lines may as we conceue be shut up with without 
reall pregidess to any person, and with aduantage to many in re- 
gard of there fencing and to the whole towne, in the answaring for 
lands taken up for the use of the towne, in places more conuen- 
ient ; and absolutli nessasary. 

At a genarall towne meetting : 2 : 10 : 89 : it was uotted that the 
selecttmen should haue powr to dispose of lands in the highways 
b} r the parelell lines, for to sattisfy for land taken out of mens lots 
for high ways. 

a true record of what is on file, recorded and compared by 
Samuel Clap 

record 1 . 

[393.] Nathaniel Duncan is to haue p so much spent, and 

layd out in goeing to Castle - 16 - 1J 

For so much p d James Bourne . . . . 1 - 11 - 

For 7 l8 of powder taken for the Townes vse . . - 14 - 
For so much p d James p my howse in p'te of his ) 

labour at the Castle j 10 - 10 - 

For a load of wood for the watchmen ... - 3 - 

For so much payd the gunner of the Castle . 2 - " 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 289 

Dorchester acounts for the yere 1649 how their Rattes were 
disbursed : 

for the Cuntery Rate thet .was payed by the Trasurer's order 
for the Rate for our elders that is payed to them. 

[394.] 10 (7) 49 

agreed to bye bro Clerke case with trot as towne case 

[395.] 24 10 mo 1645 

wee the pr e sent inhabitants of Dorchester being p'voked and ex- 
cited herevnto by the godly and Religious Request of some 
amonge vs that haue laid to hart the disorders that too often Fall 
out amonge vs and not the Least nor seldomest in o r Towne meet- 
inges and the sleightinge of the orders for the orderly Carringe on 
of our prudentiall Bussines and affaires in the Towne of Do r affore- 
said as also being hartity sorry For and ashaimed of the p r misses 
and desireinge to inanefest the same for the tyme to come and also 
accordinge to the Chardge that lyes vpo vs in many Respects to 
p'uide for peace and the Floreshinge in o r owne tymes and in o r 
childrens, have thought good vpon mature and delibrate consider- 
atio to compose theise Few lines Followinge as a platforme or an 
abridgmt of such orders which by the blessinge of god both we and 
o r select men from yeare to j'eare will endeavor to walke in to the 
houno r of god and Jesus christ whose name we p'ffese (Amen) 

First of all we doe bind our selues that vpon the 1 second daye 

of the 10 mo. yearely about 9 or 10 of the clock we will come 

together warninge beinge giuen vpo some lecture daye (or other 
meetinge before) which shall be the chardge of the select men for 
the t^yme being to see it done, for these vses following, viz, to elect 
7 or so many of o r most grawe moderate and prudent bretheren as 
shall then be thought meet for the managinge of the prudentiall af- 
faires of the Towne for that yeare 2 and also all other officers as 
maie be vseffull for the carringe on of the Towne affaires viz Ba- 
liffe sup'visors Raters &c : and that all our elections be by papers 
and not p'pounded b}' their p r dicessors : 3 that daye to be a da} T e 
of liberty for orderly agitatio for the Redressinge of any greauance 
that maie be discouerd 4 or for the addinge or detractinge to or 
from these Rules or an} 7 thinge concerniuge the whole Towne Liberty 
and Power. 

Secondl}* we doe giue vpo Confidence of their carefful and pru- 
dentiall imp'uemt Full power and libert}* of orderinge all our pru- 
dentiall affaires wi th n the Towne of Dor. with theise limitations and 
cautions : First that they shall not meddle with the giueinge or dis- 
posinge of any of the Towne land w th out the consent and good will 
of the Towne first obtained : 

2 neither shall they take vpon them to alter any p'cell of land 
from the p r sent improuemt w th out the consent of p'prietors (or the 
p'prietors shall doe it themselues by the maior vote beinge fairely 
p'ceeded in, in 2 or 3 peaceable agitations before the 7 men. 

Neuertheles : we doe giue them all accustomed liberty concerninge 
comon Landes in Fence also our towne lotts that they shall haue 
power to inioj'ne the seuerall p'prietors to make and Repaire such 



290 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Fence as is due vnto them by p'portio and vpo default therein to 
chardge such penalty vpo them as they see meet. Item that they 
order the Ringeinge and youkeinge of Hogges : the keepeinge of our 
Cowes in the pen stintinge the Cow walke -baringe the woods in 
season and that they carefully p'uide for the safty of our Comons : 
in the wood and Timber 

Therdly we doe Require that the 7 men shall Faithffull and pru- 
dent 17 ouersee all the bussines of the Towne or betweene p ty and 
p ty that are eomittecl to them and carefulh 7 and 'peaceably issue 
them seasonably as also that they shall take care of all inferio offi- 
cers that they discharge their places Faithfully and fake accompts 
from them and therof to make faithffull and punctuall Record in 
ther Towne booke that soe satisfaction maie be giuen in an} T Doubt 
vpon Demand as also that, all Delinquences and overplus [ ?] in 
Rates taxed vpon the Two : by the generall co r t or other wise maie 
be Discouerd and Condignely dealt with as also that the 7 men 
for the tyrne beinge doe tendererly and prudently p'uide that all- 
abuses hitherto haue beene greevious and iustly offenciue unto 
many 

[396.] in the disorderly Jarringe of our meetinges and the in- 
temperate clashinges and hasty indigested and Rash votes maie be 
p r uented (viz) that votes of any concernment be First drawne vp 
in meetinge and then deliberately published 2 or 3 t}'mes and Lib- 
ert}* giuen for any to speake his mind moderatly and meekh* and 
then the signe to be Required, and thinges more orderly carried and 
dispach d and also that care be Taken that such Remainders of 
Rates as are vnpaid and expose the Towne to blame or any ingaged 
for the towne For now payement be accord inge to their best 
Light the}^ can get be acquired after and Reformed and we do 
giue them full liberty and power to impose vpo the offenders in this 
case or the Like such penallty as they find cause p'uided they ex- 
ceed not 5" for the first offence to be leuid p distresse and further- 
more we doe by theise p r sents declare our intent to be that the 7 
men from t} 7 me to tyme shall haue power to Releiue any p'so or 
p'sons that the Towne doth Require to Transact any busines for or 
any waye to become ingaged for them and afterwards Failes them 
to their damage and discredit (p'uided they doe their vtmost to 
find out the delinquents that the inocent suffer not : 



Fourthly we require that our 7 men shalbe carefull to meet 8 
tymes in the yeare viz the 2 mondaye of euery month in the yeare 
except the 2 : 5 : 6 : 8 at some place which shalbe certainely 
Knowne vnto all the Tow and there to be Resident from 9 aclocke 
in the aflbre noone vnto 3 aclocke in the afternoone : that so all 
such as haue any complaints or Requests to make or any informa- 
tions to guie or any thing what soeuer to doe with them maie Cer- 
tainely find all 4 or 5 of them at the least vpo paine of 5 s for the 
first deffault and also that displaceanse if good accompt be not 
Renderd vpo demand and further that they Kindely receaue all 
complaints Requests informations as shalbe and speedily and sea- 
sonably apply themselues to their best prudence and abilety to is- 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 291 

sue all such bussines in a faire peaceable and quiet maner and 
thereof to make a faire and plaine Record in the Tow booke that in 
case an} T p'ue Contentions and will not be satisfied there maie be 
a Testimony for the wronged p ty and we alow them 12 d. a peece 
for their dinners at the ordinarie or elswhere vpo the Towne chardge : 
also we doe giue them power to chardge the Towne with such 
summe or summes of mon}' from tyme to tyme as they shall haue 
need of for the prudent and orderly maniginge of such thinges as 
fall out in their tymes p'uided that one Rate be not aboue 20 U and 
that they make faithfull colectio and also disbursement therof to be 
Recored before another Rate be made and we require that all their 
orders about Towne bussines be seasonably drawne vp in writinge 
and published vpo some meeting and also fixed vpo some obserua- 
ble place that soe the offenders maie haue no exscuse or p r tence. 



Fifthly Forasmuch as hitherto it hath beene vpo sad experience 
seene that what soeuer good orders bane beene made haue come to 
nothinge be Reason of want of executio : we the Freemen of Dor- 
chester desireinge the Reformatio thereof for the tyme to come haue 
ordered as followeth viz that vpo the daye of electio accordinge to 
the p r misses we submit ourselues vnto the electio by papers of the 
maior p't to be at the 7 mens : appointment in the point of executio 
of all their orders and takinge Distrenes by comissio from them for 
one 3'eare and further we order that such a one so chosen shall not 
be blamed by any for [397.] his faithfull executio but for his incor- 
ugement shall haue all Due Respect and freedome from all other 
Towne officers that yeare and also such Recompence as the 7 men 
shall iudge meet out of the distreynes or otherwise and euery one 
Refuseinge shall forfeit for the first offence 13" 4 d to be leuied by 
distresse. 



Sixtly for our 7 mens incorrngemt we the freemen of Do r chester 
do agree that it shall not be Lawfull for any of Dorchester who- 
soever to sleight either the p'sons or orders of the 7 men for the 
tyme beinge but that all their orders for prudentiall order shall 
stand Ratified from the liberty affore giuen and whosoeuer shall 
offend in the p r misses we will Require it of him as sume beside such 
penalty as his offence shall deserue. 



Seauenthly we the freemen of Dorchester doe vnto the p r misses 
assent and agree and hartily and Truely by the help of god will 
endeavour the inviolable observatio of the same and for the con- 
fermatio of the p e misses accordinge to our vsuall maner we haue 
solemnly giuen our vote and also chosen and intreated our bro 
John Wiswall this 24 of the 10 mo. 1645 to Record the same to be 
a Rule for our seines and successors except god shall put into our 
or their harts some more pfitable prudent waye and we doe further 
p'ffese that we intend no neglect or contempt of the generall Cortt 
or the wholsome Lawes from thence estableshed 



292 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

The 7 men chosen this 24 10 mo. 45 

were Humhpre}* Atherton 
Rodger Clapp 
John "Wiswall 
Th Joanes 
Hopestill Foster 
George Weeks 
William Blake 

Baliffe 
Sergeant Summer 

At a Ginerall meeting the 1 of the 10 M it is Voated that vpon 
consideration of a Court order which requiereth the voate for the 
Election of maiesterats it shall be made in the 9 th M it is therfore 
ordered that the day of o r yearly meeting for the choys of towne 
officers which formerly was to be on the first 2 d day of the 10 th M 
it shalbe changed from heneforth vnto the last 2 d day of the 9 th 
M 

The above paragraph seems to be crossed out in the origi- 
nall 

The Court order for Election of Maiest [rates] being alterid the 
day for choseing towne officers is to be on the first 2 d day of the 
10 month as in the directory. 

The 12 th of the 11 th moneth 1645 

It is ordered that whoseuer are damaged by others makinge of 
wa}'es ouer there meadowes or any that doe want wayes vnto there 
meadowes should repayre vnto M r Atherton w th in fifteene dayes 
who is appoynted \>y the seaven men to receive there demannds. 

Uppon the informacon of M r . Howard that some goe ouer his 
meadow there is a way allowed them that goe that way of two rod 
broad fiftie rod longe fro the first entring into his marsh, staked 
out along by Ather .... ditch and allowance giuen him for it : 

Alsoe George weekes informinge that a way is made on his 
meadow he is consented to haue allowance for it the way is 1 rod 
and quarter broad and 36 rod longe 

[398.] The 27 of the 11 Mon : 1645. 

An order for the orderinge of o r Towne Meettinges. 

Forasmuch as the intemperate Clashings in our Towne meett- 
inges as also the vnorderlie dep'tings of sundry before other 
bretheren and Ne} T ghbours, and the indigested and imp'tynent 
mot}"ues by divers devulged have bine not only greeveous but 
Justlie offensive vnto Divers as also great occation of mispence of 
p r cious tyme and an hindrance that good orders and other bussines 
haue not so succeeded as otherwise p'bably they myght haue done 
the p r mises beinge taken into Consideration it hath pleased the 
freemen and bretheren of Dorchester to commend the Care of the 
Redresse vnto the seaven men for the tyme beinge. These are 
therfore to declare vnto all our lovinge Bretheren and Neygh- 
boures of Dorchester that accordinge to the care Commended vnto 
vs and by the authority conferred one vs. It is Ordered first that 
Whensoeuer the seaven men shall haue occacon of the assemblinge 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 293 

of the Towne or fremen and therof shall give due notice and 
Cognisance vnto them And we accompt this to be due notice viz : 
that if it be one a lecture day that soe many as are p r sent shall take 
it for notice or if it be by sendinge a speciall messenger from house 
to house that if notice be left at the house with wife or child aboue 
the age of twelue } T eares the husband or father not beinge within 
or not at home if he come home before the day appointed and not 
repa}Te to the seaven men or four of them to give in his Excuse 
or appeare vppon the day of meettinge soe many as shall haue such 
notice and Cognisance and attend not nor give in some valuable 
Excuse vnto the seaven men shall forfeite six pence for the first 
offence. 

Secondlie when the Company is assembled as aforesayd it is 
ordered that all men shall attend vnto what is p'pounded by 
the seaven men and thervnto afford ther best help as shalbe re- 
quired in due order avojdinge all Janglings by two or three in 
seuerall companyes as also to speake vnorderlie or vnseasonably 
which neuertheles is this to be construed that we intend not the 
least infrindgment of an}' brother or neybours libertie or any way 
to suppresse the abilities of any nor to quench the sinoakinge flax 
but that all in due t}'me and order may Commun} r cate and contry- 
bute such help as they may haue opp'tunitie to doe : but only that 
Confusion may be avo}*ded and bussines more orderlie dispatched, 
for the ends before menconed we the seaven men haue appo} T nted 
one of vs [399.1 to be our moderator to p'pound and also to 
order our meettinges : And that all the assembly shall addresse 
and direct there speech vnto him and shalbe attentiue vnto the 
bussines of the assembly 

Thirdty that noe motions be divulged or p'pounded but such 
as the seaven men shall haue seasonable knowledge offe and they 
to p'pound the same which is thus to be vnderstood that in case 
the seaven men shall refuse to p'pound an}' mans motion the p'tie 
shall after some Competent tymes of patience and forbearance haue 
libertie to p'pound his owne cause for hearinge at some meettinge 
p'vided all disturbance and confusion be avoyded. 

Fourthly that noe man shall dep'te the assembly without give- 
ing due notice vnto the moderatoure and declareinge such occacon 
as shalbe approved by the seaven men vppon paine of twelue pence 
for the first offence. 

An order for Fence made 27 th of the 11 mo: 45 It is ordered 
that all the p'prietors of the seuerall corne fieilds in this twone of 
Dorchester shall make vpp there fences suffitientlie by the Tenth 
day of the first moneth next and whosoeuer within this towne that 
is a p'prieter in &uy feild shalbe negligent to repayre or make vpp 
his fence in the sayd feild of which he is a p'prietor by the sayd 
day shall forfeit for Euerie rode be shalbe found defectiue three 
shillings and foure pence And soe for a greater or lesser p'porc5n 
accordinge to that forfiture. And we doe also order that some of 
the sayd p'prietors shalbe appoynted for the veiwinge and ouersee- 
inge of that feild who shall Diligentlie attend there sayd worke 
once euerie moneth at farthest and that as often as need shalbe or 
they may be required thervnto. And if it soe fall out that there 



294 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

be an}- p'porcon of fence which none of the p'prietors will owne it 
shall then be in the power of the sayd veiwers and ouerseers speed- 
ilie to call the p'prietors togethers to agree about the same that 
euerie man may make fence accordinge to p'porcon but if the p'pri- 
etors agree not amongst themselues the sayd veiwers shall lay it 
accordinge to p'porcon for his peace one euerie man that the}* can- 
not find wher it ought to be layd, but if they cann find where it 
ought to be la}'d they should lay it where it ought. And whoso- 
euer shall refuse the determy nation of the sayd veiwers and oli seers 
shall forfeit for ther neglect therin three shillings and fonre pence 
for euerie rode &c., as aboue sa}'d. And if the sa}*d veiwers and 
ouerseers shalbe negligent of there dutie heerin they shall forfeit 
for euerie neglect of the two shillings And we further order that 
those veiwers and ou seers of euerie feild shall within six dayes re- 
turne what defects they find vnto the seaven men. 

And also p e sentlie assone as they find any defect in fence give 
notis to the owners of the sayd fence 

the names of those which are to veiw the feilds 

of the feild betweene M" Stoughtons and M r Athertons Jo : kins- 
ley : John Greenaway 

of the feild behind M r Mathers M r Bates and George Dyer 

of the feild behind Joseph Farn worths M r Butler and Joseph 
Farnworth 

of the feild betweene M r Jones and Brother Blakes M r Hayward 
and Christopher Gibson 

of the feild behind bro : Hawes Rob* Pond and Nycho Clapp 

of the twentie acr lotes M r Patten and Richard Baker 

of the great lotes and captines neck Jr : Phillips John Smyth 

of the six acker lotes John Smyth and Henrie Way and John 
Pope senior 

Thomas Tilestone Jo : Phillips and Henrie [Way ?] 

[4OO.] the 27 th of the 11 mo : 1645 

It is ordered that all kind of Cattle horses mares Colts and all 
swine be removed out of all corne feilds by the tenth day of the 
first moneth next 

12 (1 st ) 166f 

It is ordered that all hoggs and swine in this Towne of Dorchester 
that shall goe abroade out of mens p'ticuler inclosure shalbe suffi- 
tiently } r oked and suffitientty ringed at or before the tenth day of 
the first moneth next And whosoeuer hoggs or swine younge or 
old that shallbe taken abroade either in the Commons or common 
feilds corne or meadowes not sufficientlie yoked or ringged or vn- 
yoked or vnringged the owner or Owners of the sayd hoggs or 
swine shall forfeit for euerye hogge or swine soe defectiue foure 
pence to be levied vppon there goods by distres if they shall refus 
to pay And it shalbe lawfull for any inhabitant within this Towne 
of Dorchester to take vp such hogg or hogges or swine and drive 
them to the pound and they shall haue for there laboure hearin the 
sayd forfeiture And also it is yet further ordered that if any such 
swine be found in any manns corne or meadow ether vn} r oked or 
vnringged the owner of the sa}*d swine shall pay doobble damages 
but if they be yoked and ringged accordinge to this our order the 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 295 

owner of the fence where such hoggs or swine came in and did the 
trespas shall pay the damages And o r true intent in this our or- 
der is that all hoggs and swine yong and old shalbe kept 3'oked vn- 
till after Indian harvest next and to be kept ringged in Contynu- 
ence all the yeare. 

the same day of meettinge viz 27 th of the 11 th 

The seaven men Chose out from amongst themselues four men 
viz John wiswell William Blake Roger Clap and Hopestill Foster 
to veivve where may be thought the best and fittest place for the 
fencinge of the necke of land and the best manner of fencinge of 
it either by Ditchinge or raylinge and also that they doe p'cure it 
to be done at or before the foure and Twent}'th of the fourth moneth 
next which charges is agreed one to be defrayed and discharged by 
a rate one those that haue the benefitt of the land in tyladge. 

It was voted this day viz 27 of 11 mo: 45 that if there should 
be any more that should haue land in lewe of Calfe pasture ther 
was a vote first for and after against but the Vote passed Cleare 
against the same. 
. [4O1.] The 28 th of the 11 th moneth A : Dm. 1645. 

It is ordered and also agreed by the p'prieters of the feild behind 
M rss Stoughtons that the}- shall make vpp all the fence belonginge 
to the sayd feild and not to alter the sayd fence by farther inlarg- 
ment of the feild And that the p'prieters of that side the sayd 
feild next the high way against M r Clarkes house shall fence that 
side and theire ends p'por conable to there antient fencinge accord- 
inge to former agreement. And the other side and ends next 
vnto the meadowes and Rockey hill shalbe fenced by the p'prietors 
of that side accordinge to former p'porcon agreed vppon And if 
by any p'vidence any of the sides of the fence be altered in future 
t}'me to the benifitt or hindrance of any of the s&yd sides each sides 
shall haue the benifitt or hindrance of such alteration without re- 
spect one to the other. 

It is further agreed that the fence of the sayd feild shalbe kept 
vp winter and summer for the better securinge English graine 
And two men to be chosen yearelie to see that the fence be suffi- 
tient. 

It is also agreed that the sayd feild shalbe stinted for the pasture 
of it according to p'porcon of each mans 'land accomptinge and 
valueinge one acker of the meadow to* two ackers .of the stubble 
and for the stinte to be one acker and half to a Mare and two 
ackers to a mare and Colt and one acker for a Cowe or ox and to ac- 
counte for yonger three two yeare olds to two Cowes two yearlings 
to a Cowe and fower Calues to one Cowe the tyine when to put in 
Cattle and how long to be kept there to be left to the Discretion of 
the two men which are yearlie Chosen to looke to the feild. And 
the two Chosen men at the 3 T eares end to warne a meettinge of all 
the p'prietors to make Eleccon of two others to efect the same 
worke. 

And it is agreed by the p'prietors abouesayd that whosoeuer 
shall leave oppen his gates dores or barres shalbe accounted letters 
downe of fences. 

And whosoeuer shall pulle vp ther fences and lay the feild open 



296 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

shall forfeit for soe doinge fiue shillings p the rode and for the 
p'porconable for a greater or lesser number of rods or measure 

And whoseuer shalbe found defeetiue in there fence or in there 
stinte or shall transgresse against this order shalbe Vyable for eue- 
rie rode of fence found insuffitient three shillings and fower pence 
for this year accordinge to the towns order and after this yeare 
shalbe lyable for euerie rode of fence found insuffitient Two shil- 
lings And for euerie beast put in aboue the stint twelue pence for 
euerie tyme to be levied by distresse by the sayd Chosen men to 
the vse of the othere p'prietors And the Chosen men to be care- 
full to see to those that shall pull vp there fence and to levie there 
fines. 

The two men appoynted b} T the seaven men are to looke to these 
orders and agrements and to doe the duties of the same they are 
Chosen for this 3<eare viz John Greenaway and John Kinslie 

These orders and agreements abouesayd to cont}~nue and not to 
be altered but by the consent of two thirds of the p'prietors. 

HUMPHREY ATHARTON 
HENRY WITHINGTON . 
THO: JONES 
GEO : WEEKES 
JOHN KINGSLEY 

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[4O3.] The 10 th day of the first moneth 1646. 

The day abouesayd there was a vote published whether the litle 
wood should be app'priated for the keepinge of sheep if any should 
buy some sheep to incorage them therin soe as they doe make vse 
of the same within one yeare. 

the vote passed and was graunted by the whole towne except but 
3 or 4 and they say they are not against it but for some ends of 
ther owne did not vote for it it was graunted for seaven yeares 
onlie for that vse and noe other Catle to be putt therin 

It is intended that all and eurie man may if they will put sheep 
there in the time of of seaven } T eare, soe as he be a Commoner | 
nor is it hearby intended that any many man shall giue there right 
away which they haue therin if they doe not or are not able to 
purchase sheep but that those which doe cnioy the same shall giue 
a valuable consideracon vnt6 them for the same vearlie. 



[Page 404 blank.] 

[4O5.] The 20 th day of the 1 st moneth : 46. 



These p e sents witnesseth that Christopher Gibson of this Towne 
of dorchester hath sould vnto Martin Saunders of Brantree one p'cle 
of meadow lyinge one the yonder side of Neponset river Contayn- 
inge by estymation five ackers be it more or lesse beinge the sixtie 
sixth lote Bounden betweene the lotes of John kinslie and Augustin 
Clements which were the lotes of Thomas Holcombe and Thomas 
Duee the lot which John Kinslie hath and William Hulbert the lote 
that Augustin Clements hath To haue and to hold the same from 
the da}' of the date hearof for euer, without any disturbance or de- 
n}'all of the sayd Christopher Gibson or the heires or assignes of, 
George Phillips to whom it was first graunted or any other by his 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 297 

meanes or p'curement In witnes wherof I haue hervnto put my 
hand the day and yeare aboue writen. 

CHRISTOFER GIBSON 
GEO : WEEKES test : 

The 31 day of the 1 st mo : 1646. 

These p e sents witnesseth that Nathaniell Wales of this Towne 
of Dorchester hath given graunted bargained and sould vnto 
John Holland of the same all that his lote lyinge and beinge one 
Captaines necke Contayninge by estymation three ackers be it more 
or lesse To haue and to hould the same lote vnto the sayd John 
Holland his Heires and assignes frome the day of the date hearof 
for euer without any let or trouble or denyall of the sayd nathan- 
iell wales or his heires or any other by his meanes or p'curement 
In witnes I haue hervnto put my hand the day and }'eare abou- 
said 
GEO : WEEKES test : 

NATHANIEL WALES 

The 9 th of the 5 th moneth 1646 

These p e sents are to testifie that M r Nathaniell Duncan of Bos- 
ton Marchant hath sould vnto Henrie Kibbey of this Towne of 
Dorchester one p'cle of land lyinge in the feild west from the house 
M r makepeace Hues in the sayd p'cle of land tyings betweene the 
lote belonginge to the Church one the south est sid which lote was 
M r Tillies and the lot that Fetter Aspinell latlie enioyed the sayd 
percle of land Containes by Estymacon 3 acr 3 quarters more or 
lesse which sa} r d lote was belonginge vnto M r James marshall of 
Exeter in England to haue and to hold the sayd lote p'cle of land 
vnto the syd Henrie kibbey and his heires for euer as by an obliga- 
con vnder the hand and scale of the sayd M r Duncan more at large 
appereth which Bond is in the hands of the hands of the sayd Henrie 
Kebbey. 

Witnes. GEO : WEEKES. 

The 7 th of the 10 th 1646 

Th<jse p e sents are to testifie that I John Phillips of dorchester 
haue given graunted bargained and sould vnto william Blake sen r 
of the same all my great lote within pale being eight accers mor or 
lesse laying amongst the great lotes and betweene the lotes of Wil- 
liam Clearke one the north sid and the great lote of Thomas mak- 
peace one the south to have and hold the same from the date herof 
for euer. In witnes I haue hervnto set my hand, 
the enter lyning was befo 

signing herof JOHN PHILLIPES. 

witnes GEO : WEEKES. 

[4O6.] The 7 th of the 10 th 1646. 

These p r sents doe testifie that I william Blake sen 1 " of Dorchester 
haue given graunted Bargained and sould vnto John Phillips of the 
same all my Eight Acker lote leyinge amongst the eight acker lotes 
being 8 ackers be it mor or lesse and lyinge betweene the lotes of 



298 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

Richard leeds one the East sid which was once the lote of Thomas 
Millet and the lot of Richard Leeds one the west the south end 
vppon the meadow of John Phillips and one the north the high 
way to haue and to hold the same lote to him and his heires for 
euer. 

In witness therof I haue hervnto set my hand 
witnes hervnto WILLIAM BLAKE 

GEO : WEEKES 

[4O7.] Dorchester. 

The 7 men Elected and chosen the 6 th day of the 10 th mo : 1647 
John Wiswall ^ C Joseph Farn worth 

Thomas Jones [ j William Sumner 

William Blake j 1 George Weekes 

William Clarke J t 

The day abouesaid beinge a day appo}'nted for a Generall towne 
meettinge there was given and graunted vnto Edward Clappe a 
Certaine p'cle of meadow l} T inge to the Eastward of Powwow poj'nt 
in the great necke beinge all the rest of the salt marsh there not in 
lote and adio}'ninge vnto two ackers of meadow of William Blake 
and p'tlie at the end of the lote of the sayd Edward Clappe Con- 
ta3 r ning by Estimation one acre be it more or lesse. 

s S a U me'day r are f ** WghwayM Ch Sen the ] Raters then chosen ar 
John Pearse and [ 
Richard Leeds J 

sup'vissors for the neck of 

land w&yes 

then chosen M r Howard and Geo : Procter 

Memorand. that it is agreed by the towne at that meettinge that 
September shalbe put in for one of the tymes of the 7 mens sittinge 
in steed of October viz the 2 d second day therof at the time The 
Eleventh of the Eleventh month John Kinsley was Chosen b^leife 
of the Towne. 
the 11 th of 12 th mon : 1647. An order Concerninge fence. 

It is Ordered that all and euerie p'prieter of the seual Corne 
feilds in this Towne shall make vpp there fences suffitientley by the 
tenth day of the first moneth next and whosoeu within this towne 
that is a p'prieter to an3 r of the sa3 7 d feilds shalbe negligent to make 
vp and repayre his fence in that feild or feilds whereof he is a 
p'prieter by the sa3*d day shall forfeit for his neglect therein two 
shillings for eurie rode that he shalbe found defectiue and soe 
for a greater or lesser p'porcon accordinge to that forfiture, and we 
doe alsoe order and appO3 r nt some of the p'prietors of each feild to 
veiwe and ousee the sayd fence of that feild vnto which^ he is 
appoynted to veiwe and ousee the same who shall diligentlie attend 
there sayd worke once everie moneth at farthest and oftener if they 
shalbe thervnto required and if it soe fall out that there be any 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 299 

p'portion of fence which none of the p'prietors will owne that then 
it shalbe in the powre of the sayd ouseers to Call the p'prietors 
togethers speedily that they may agree togethers about the settlinge 
of the sayd fence one him or them that ought to maintaine the 
same but if it soe fall out that it Cannot be found who ought to 
maintaine and make vpp the same fence then we order that it 
shalbe in the powre of the sa}*d ouseers to la}* it p'portionablie one 
everie man for -the p'vention of Damadge for this yeare And who- 
soeu shall refuse the determynacon of the sayd Ouseers and shall 
neglect to make vpp that portion [4O8.] of fence that is soe la}*d 
vppon them shall forfeit for their neglect hearin two shillings p rode 
and soe consequentlie for a greater or a lesser p'portion as aboue 
sa}'d, and if the sayd veiwers and Ou'seers shalbe negligent hearin 
they shall forfeit for eurie neglect of thers two shillings all which 
sayd forfeitures to be levied by distresse. And wee further order 
that the sayd veiwers and Ouerseers ouer euerye feild shall within 
six dayes after there sayd t}'mes of veiwing there seiiall feilds 
returne vnto the select men of this towne what defects they find 
that soe they may be made to pay there sayd forfeitures who doe 
neglect to maintaine there sayd fences. 

The ouseers appoynted are these followinge Augustine Clements 
Jonas Humphrye and nycholas Clapp of the great lotes and the 
lands therevnto adjoyninge 

M r Howard and Henrie Kibbey of the hill feild betweene M r . 
Jones and M r . Blakes 

w ra Lane and John Buther of the feild by Joseph Varworths 
Hopestill Foster and Goodman Dyer of the feild behind there 
houses. 

Richard Leeds and Richard withington of the feild betweene 
them 

Tho : Andrewes and Th : Bird of there feild M r Patten and Rich- 
ard Baker of Twentie Aker lotes 

An Order for removinge of all Cattle out of all Corne feilds 

It is ordered that all kind of Cattle horses mares Colts and all 
swine shalbe removed out of all Corne feilds in the sayd towne at 
or before the tenth day of the first moneth next. 

The 21 th of the 2 d moneth 1648 

It is further ordered and accordinglie published that the penaltie 
of twelue pence p head shalbe levied by distresse of all that shall 
suffer ther Cattle to goe in any Corne feilds from the sayd day 
vntill all Indian Corne be gathered and into house. 

It is Ordered that noe p'son or p'sons shall at an}* t} T me or 
tymes fill or make sale of any timber or wood vppon the Commons 
of Dorchester to make sale of or to Carrie out of the sa}*d towne 
vnto other places vppon forfeit of five shillings for euerie load soe 
filled and Carried out of this plantac5n 

Neither shall any that is not a Commoner in this towne fill or 
Carrie any from the Commons of the same to sell to any vppon 
the like penaltie of five shillings for euerie load soe filled and 
Carried.. 

[4O9.] An order about swine. 

It is Ordered that all hoggs or swine that shall goe abroad in 



300 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

any p't of this towne out of mens p'ticuler inclosure shalbe suf- 
fitientlie }-oked with stronge yokes viz the sword of the sayd 3*okes 
to be for swine of a yeare old and vpwards at least two foot longe 
and to be good and stronge and the shuttles or bowes that doe goe 
through the same to stand vpright aboue it at least six ynches 
and all swine of aboue halfe a yeare old vnto a yeare old the 
swords of there yokes to be one foot and halfe longe at the least 
and there shuttles and bowes to be six ynches high as before and 
they are to Contynue there swine soe j'oked as before vntill after 
Indian harvest next And wee also order that all vnder halfe a 
yeare old shall not be suffered to goe abroad because generally 
such litle piggs doe most spo} r le in Come. And we also doe 
order that all hogges swine and piggs shall not be suffered to goe 
abroad at any t3 T me not beinge suffitientlie ringged and we Judge 
it to be sufficient ringginge of hoggs &c when there ringes will not 
suffer them to turne and muzzell vpp the ground. And whosoeu 
shall suffer his her or there hoggs swine or litle piggs to goe 
abroad vnyoked or vnringged Contrarie to this our order shall 
forfeit for euerie such hogge or pigge soe found foure pence to be 
levied by distresse And we order that if any Inhabitant within this 
Towne shall see any such hogge swine or pigge goe abroad Contrarie 
to this our order it shalbe suffitient to goe and acquaint the owner of 
the sayd swine which it and the Owner of the sayd swine shall pay 
vnto him that soe acquaints him with it the sayd penaltie of foure 
pence p swine which if he shall refuse to doe it shalbe lawfull to levie 
the same by distresse and sale of his goods to make pa} r ment 
of the same. And further we order if any such swine hoggs 
or pigges shalbe taken in any manes Corne or meadow or 
enclosuer and not being }~oked or ringged accordinge to this order 
they that soe owne them shalbe lyable to pay damages but if the 
hoggs swine or pigs be yoked or ringged then the owners of 
the sa} T d hoggs shall inquire for the fence and whosoeu the} 7 be 
that ownes the same insufficient fence where the hogges came in 
shall pay the damage and we think it the safest and peacablest 
wa\' when any trespasse is done that the trespasse be veiwed 
p r sently to avo} r d future Evills. 

the '13 th of the 2 d 1648: An order about stinttinge the 
Commons. 

Whereas the inhabitants of this twone of Dorchester at a 
generall meettinge of the towne havinge voted that the Cowe walke 
within the three divissions should be stinted at eight akers to a 
Cowe for this yeare. 

It is ordered by the select men that all those that putt any Cowes 
or heaffers vnto the heard doe give in vnto some of the select men 
a uote in writtinge how many Cowes and heaffers they haue and 
also what land they put in for at or before the first day of the 3 d 
moneth next vppon a penaltie of Two shillinges a peece for there 
neglect and it is further ordered that if anj* Cowes be found vppon 
the Commons or in the heard Contrarie to stint they shalbe liable 
to such penaltie as the select men Judge meete : 

[41O.] The 11 of the 11 th 1647 an order about dogs &c. 
wheras we find it by sad Experience that great disturbance and 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 301 

distractions and disturbance is often occationed by the frequentinge 
of doggs &c into the meettinge house from tyme to tyme especially 
in the tyme of the publique worshep of god 

It is therefore ordered by the seaven men of this towne that 
henceforth noe doggs Mastifes houndes Curres of any sex of them 
shalbe suffered to Come to the meettinge house vppon any day that 
is a day for publique worship of god and "Whatsoeuer p'son or 
p'sones that shall after the tenth day of the last moneth ensueinge 
suffer his or her or there sayd doggs &c. to Come to the meettinge 
house vppon an}' day of publike worship shall forfeit for the first 
offence or neglect of theres six pence and for the second offence 
twelue pence and Soe consequentlie to forfeit twelue pence p tyme 
for soe man\ tymes as the}' shall offend hearein the same to be 
demaunded of them and if vppon the demand they shall refuse or 
neglect to pay then it shalbe lawfull to levie the same by distresse 
and sale of there goods rendringe to them the ou plusse and the 
same fines to be bestowed by the select men about the meettinge 
house at there discretion. 

The 24 th of the 3 d moneth 1648 

It was voted by the towne at a generall meettinge of the Towne 
that the litle woods should be a place at the libertie of those that 
have Oxen to rest there oxen there at nyght when they worke 
them p'uided they doe not putt them there before six a Clocke in 
the Eveninge and take them away by six next morninge and the 
Hockey hill by George Procters and rockes behind brother Clements 
is assigned in like manner for that vse Provided also those be 
carefull to p e vent damage thereby by Eateinge vp the Cowes feed. 

It was also then voted that what worke was to be done about the 
makinge of the house for the oxkeep's should be ordered by the 
select men both for the doinge of it and payinge for it when it is 
done. 

It was voted then also that Richard way should haue a litle plote 
of land neare vnto his house to sett a Cow house one it and a 
stacke of hay of about five rod of ground M r Glouer and Brother 
Brecke are desired and appoynted to la} 7 out the same soe as it 
be not p e iudiciall to the way. 

John kinsley also desired libertie to set out his fence of that lote 
he hath bought of the Decons that was Prices vppon the rockes 
one the sid next dead swampe for the savinge offence his request 
was to be considered and veiwed by bro : Sumner and by brother 
Clarke and brother Clements they were to see the place make 
returne to the towne. 

Vppon the 2 d day of the 4 th moneth at a like meettinge of the 
Towne the sayd veiwers did make returne of the same who affirm- 
inge the demand was soe smale and the Commoditie of it to him 
was so great it was then graunted vnto him by a generall vote 
[411.] vppon the same day George Procter havinge desired the 
like favoure and libertie vppon Rockey hill by his house and lote 
there and havinge bine also veiwed it was then graunted vnto him 
by the like vote. 

one the same 2 d day of the 4 th moneth at a generall meettinge 
of the p'prietors of the necke of land 



302 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

It was Toted by the maior p't of the p'prietors of the sayd necke 
that the sayd necke should be fenced. 

It was then Ordered by the sayd p'prietors that the sayd fence 
of the necke of land shalbe ordered for the place and directinge 
and setlinge of the sa3'd fence by 3 or 5 men who haue powre 
graunted vnto them by the sayd p'prietors to Chuse the place 
p'porcon the land by the acker one euerie man and to Charge the 
doinge of it one euerie man either by a rate or otherwise. 

It was also desired that Elder Withington Captaine Atherton 
and Joseph Farnworth nryght be the men who were willinge which 
was also voted who are to order it as abouesayd. 
1 (3) 1648 

theise p'sents do beare w r itnes that the daye aboue said I henry 
withington of dorchester haue sould vnto John Birchall of the 
same towne the House plot that late was m r Senssions with the 
celler and the land now Fenced Round by the afforesaid John 
Birchall estimated halfe an acre or there about be it more or lesse 
to be by him and his heires enioyed Foreuer And further that the 
afloresaid John Birchall and his heires and successors shall from tyme 
to tyme at al tymes sufficiently maintaine arid keepe vp the said Fence 
Round about the afforsaid land to saue the Foresaid heires and his 
successors from damage through any p l of that fence and it is 
moreouer agreed and consented vnto by the afforesaid John 
Birchall for himselfe and his heires and successors that neither he 
nor they shall sell or lett the house and land afforesaid vnto any 
p'son or p'sons but such as shall be aproued of by the select men of 
Dorchester for the tyme beinge : witnes our hauds the daye and 
3*eare abouesaid 

Witnessed and Recorded HENRY WITHINGTON 

by JOHN W is WALL the marke of JOHN 

moderator p tempore : A BIRCHALL 



4 of 10 1648: 

The accompt of the select men of Dorchester for the yeare 
abouesaid giuen in vpo the daye and yeare abouesaid as followes 

Imp r for a 10 ls Rate by them Receaued was thus disbursed. 

for Certaine distresses taken vpon breach of order. 

for certaine other business about grants of land we declare what 
wee haue done as in Robert Thornton case : we only gaue advise 
to set it vp with submission to the Townes censure and pleasure 
about it when the}' heard of it but no leaue at all 

for bro Harris buildinge we haue opposed it as not knowinge 
him to haue sufficient ground to set it vp without further Leaue 
from the Towne. 

the daye abousaid a Complaint made by Rodger ^clap that M r 
Butler hath incroached vpo the high waye betweene vs and Rox- 
bur3 r : that it mrye be Looked into : 

13 (4) 1648 

The daye aboue Captaine Atherton : vpon his Request had 
granted and giuen vnto him a corner of land adioyneinge vnto a 
p'cell of land he Lately purchased of Tho : Jones with all the 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 303 

priuilidges and advantaged therevnto : belongeinge (only) with this 
p'uiso : that henry Cunliffe and william Pilsbury maye fetch pott 
water which is to be vnderstood that they are to make vp the 
Fence after them from tyme to tyme soe that no damage come by 
their meanes 

JO : WISWELL 

8 (11) 48 John Blake demand what might be set for him for 
damage cattell beinge there against order of 12 d head 

[413.] 4 of 10 48 

at a generall meetinge the Towne did vote that the number of 
their select men for the yeare ensuenge should be but 5 and ac- 
cordingly did chuse the daye and yeare abousaid. 

Captaine Atherton 
John Wiswall 
John Glover 
Rodger Clapp 
Thomas Joanes 

Baliffe 
John Smith 

Raters 

George Weekes 
Hopestill Foster 
John Kingsley 

Sup' visors 
Edward Brecke 
Joseph Farnswoorth 

3 of 11 mo. 48 the select men gaue order that Richard Baker 
haue his warminge pan taken vpo destresse for not mendinge the 
wa}-e by M" stoughton house he promisinge to Redeliuer it at our 
Demand witnes his hand 

Richard Baker 

8 (11) 48 

the select men accompted with m r Butler and by the witnes of 
George weekes and John smith it appeared that m r Butler had 
acknowledged all paid but about 14" but for peace sake and to take 
awaye all occasio of complaint from in r Butler though we saw no 
iust ground m r mather and Edw. Clap patience Considered : we 
Remitted 20 s on m" Stoughto accompte and do acknowledge 1 : 19 
= ii due the daye aboue said and at that t}*me did tender vnto 
him if he could make any damage appeare due to him for non 
payemt we would satisfie him but we well p'ceaued not any due 
but his demand was 5 s : but we conceaued if any thinge was due 
it would be due to m r mather and so concluded the 5" should be 
tendred to m r mather 

[Page 414 blank.] 



304 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

[415.] 12 (9) 49 the Returne of Edward Brecke and William 
Blake senior beinge Requested by the select men of dorchester to 
laye out the waye for John Green way e from John Hill house in the 
great lotts in Dorchester vnto p} 7 ne neck as followeth 

We declare that by Comissio from 3 r ou Receaued we did appoint 
the high waj'e First from John Hill house to Rune vpon a straight 
L} r ne on the north side of the great lott that late was John Phillips 
vntill you come to the east end of the great lotts and soe it goes 
on a straight lyne vpon the south side of the land that late was 
Allexander Bradfords vntill it come to the Marsh and then it turnes 
vpon the said land to the Marsh side vntill it come to the Meddow 
that was Allexand and so is Runne vpo a straight lyne vnto the 
pyne necke : (and all alonge the path is to be a Rod and half'e 
broad) witnes our Hands the daye and yeare abousaid. 

EDWARD BRECKE 
WILLIAM BLAKE senior 

At the Generall Towne meetinge the 2 d of the 10 th 1650 the se- 

lect men then Chosen are 

M r John Glouer 
Leiftenant Clapp 
Ensigne Foster 
Sergeant Clarke 
John Smyth 

Bayleife then chosen is James Humphry _ 

John Mynot 
sup visors are 



( M r Joanes 
Raters Chosen are ..... < John Capin 

(_ Richard Baker 

[416.] At a towne meeting the 19 : 3 : 1651 It was uoted 
whether there should be a scoole In dorchester the major part pres- 
ent then did uote that they would haue a scoole and a scoolemaster 
forthwith prouided 

The 4 th of June 1651 It was uoted at a towne meeting that the 
select men together with M r . Jones and Deacon wiswall should 
forthwith treate and agree with M r . henery Butler for to teach 
scoole in dorchester which was acordingly agreed on as it is at the 
end of the booke showed the agreem 4 : 

The 4 th : of 4 : (51) it was the request of Leiftenant Clap ser- 
geant clarke goodman Munings for a wa} T to ther eight aker lotts it 
was then noted whether they should haue the land at the end' of 
there lottes next to Rocksbery bounds which was there left for a 
hye way it was granted they should haue the breadth of there lotts 
home to Rocksbery bounds prouided they procure a way for them- 
selues to there owne lotts : 

The same day Thomas wiswall requested that he might haue lib- 
erty of passage to his owne lott throw his owne fence on the side 
next the h}'gh wa} T betwixt the pound and nico : boltons it was 
granted him a rode breadth for passadg next to the 9 goad of the 
captaines. 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 305 

14 (3) 49 : the select men of Dorchester veiwinge the house that 
late was M r Tilliyes doe thinke fit to haue it sufficiently ground 
seeled and the Cellar Righted vp and the walls of the house borded 
and the Rooffe shingled : and desire Leuetenant Clap and John 
Smith to p'cure it done and p'mise them to discharge the ingag- 
ments for the doeinge of it in the seaventh mo : if Towne do not 
in corne or Cattell. 

JOHN WISWALL 

in the name and with the 

consent of the Rest 

Deseyeres of sum p'tys to the towne. Rich, withinton for a litill 
land b}' his swampes 

Joh Barchalls for a litill land by it Edmund Browne : for a house 
plot gamaliell Baman for a litill land by his house 
Joh gill for sum medow : 

brother Lawrance Smith being Cunstable for the yeare 51 brought 
a holbard and a bill for the vse of the towne or towne watch 

9: 12 mo: 51 

It is agreed that Rob* Stanton shall keep the ox : heard on the 
further side of Norponsit River and aboue the Cow walke the tyme 
of goeing out to be on the 10 day of the 3 month vntill the [ ] 
of October next they at their first goeing out to be deliv'red vnto 
him, and for his pay 2 s a head to be payd at 2 paymt the one halfe 
at or w th in one month after they be put to him and the other halfe 
at the end of the tyme. 

8 of the 1 mo : 52. 

It is agreed that Steven Hoping and Nicholas Gorge shall keepe 
the Cowes they ar to goe forth the 16 day of the 2 d month and con- 
tinue keeping them vntill the 20 of the 9 mo : Steuen saitt 

it was 16 8 mo and for their pay to haue 30 ls one third at the 
beging a second when the tyme is halfe expired and the residue at 
the end of the tearme. 

1 day of meeting 

Dorchester 8 of 10 mo : 51 : 

Goodman Moninges desireth to haue the land about his howse 
recorded : 

The men appointed to be the vewers of the fence about the 
Towne Fields in Dorchester for the year 51 

f for the great and little neck 

( Joseph Farnsworth and Edward Clap 

for the great lotes Nicholas Clap and John Smith to vew the 
fence thereof from the beginning of the fence at that p l . of the 
great lotes called Captayne neck and so rownd by the rockey hill 
vntill you com at the west end of the Widdow Popes lote. And 
Abraham How and Rob e Pearse to vew forth downe to the river. 



306 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

for the field behind the captaynes neck 
Richard Witherington and Richard Curtis 

for the field behind M r . Johnes 
John Capin and Henr}^ Cibby 

for the field behind M r . Mathers 
Decon Wiswell and Ensigne Foster 

for the field behind Tho : Wiswell 
Tho: Wiswell and lack Johnes 

for the field behind Richard Hawes 
Nicolas Clap and Tho: Andrues 

for the 20 acr lotes 

Thomas Burd and James Humferis 

2 day of meetenge 

12 day of the 11 mo: 51 

To give notice vnto the Cunstables to pay Willm Indian 20 s for 
cilling a wolfe within 1 mo : 

to repairing of the defects of the meeting howse wall to be clap- 
borded Edmund Browne desireth 6 foot in bredth of ground behind 
his howse 

John Minot desirerth a little land to set his stone wall vpon. 

b r . Johnes intreated to speake with brother Smith about powder 

Bro Blake and Bro howard are deseyered to buy a cow for Ed- 
mund Browne : a cow is bought of R. Witherington for 4 1 '. 10*. 
and deliued to Edward Browne according to agremt. 

M r Butler desireth that the scole rate may be gathered with 
the towne rate. 

b r Clements desireth that the way to his howse might be recorded 
as his p'rietie and how far the extent shalbe. 

It is agreed between the select men and b T Tolman that he shall 
take Henry lakes child to keepe it vntill it com to 2 } T eares of age 
&c and therefore to haue 26 l " and to give securitie to the towne 
and to teach it to read and wright and when it is capable if he 
lives the said b r Tolrnan to learn to work at his trade 

further agreed if it dies w th in 2 monthes b r Tolman is to returne 
21 ls . if die at one yeares end b r T. is to returne 18 1 ' if within 2 
yeares uide he is to returne II 1 ' if it die before the 3 yeare be ex- 
pired then he is to returne 5 l8 . This Covent with the bond of 
b r Tolman ar both mad and agreed vnto. 

It is agreed among the select men that Capta} T ne Artherton 
shall give out bills to such p'ties as the towne is indebted vnto. 

9 of the 12 mo: 51 

To be commended to the considerasion of the Towne who must 
beare 20 s that was la}'ed vpon the Elders in the Cuntery rate. 

b r Woodward desireth a little ground to set his barne upon in 
ew of som ground he left out at the 8 acr lottes for a high way 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 307 

To know the mind of the plantation whether they will give a 
little land at vncatie in consideration of makeing and mayntayning 
a way their b} T John Gills &c vnto such as will vndertake it and so 
free the towne of ane} T charge or damage their by for eu. 

To advise with the towne about one to be chosen whom the 
towne shall thinke meete to record such thinges as are to be 
recorded in the new Towne bond that a more pfct record may kept 
and continued undefased for the good of the plantation. 

To advise with the towne about Cow kepers 

the 8 day of the 1 mo : 52 : 

b r Blake to give the Cunstable notice to warne the Inhabitance 
for the choseing of Deputies. 

The men agreed vpon to goe the boundes betwen Brantrey and 
Dorchester according to the order made in that cause ar Richard 
Witherington Willm Robenson and Willm Trescot 

The men agreed vpon to goe the boundes betwen Roxbury and 
Dorchester and Dedham and Dorchester according "to the said 
order ar John Minot Willm Clarke and Willm Sumner. 

Generall Cort Order about Swyne. 

Memorand. that Capta} r ne Artherton and M r Bates are to 
p'uid for the relefe of ould Barholmn. 

the 10 of 3 mo: 1652: 

it is p'posed to the towne about deliuing goodman Johnson 
powder or giving him a note. 

to p'sent the returnes of the p'rambulators to the towne 

It'm remayneing in brother Humferis hand doe I n 10 n 

vnto the towne ) 

Memorand. that b r Clarke being set downe 2 p'sons vnto the 
Cuntrey rate and is but one p'son he must be abated the next 
yeare 3" 9 for that mistake 

[417.] An Account of the Rates gathered In the yeare 1651 
For the vse of the towne of dorchester 

1 g d 

It. scoole Rate 30-00-00 

It. towne Rate 20-00-00 

It. Rate for powder and the castle . . . 35-00-00 

It. Rate for the garison debt . . . . 24-00-00 



some Totall 109 - 00 - 00 
Disbursed as followeth : 

1 80 d 

To m" hallett as dew to her husband . . . 19-10-00 

It. to her 40 M allowed by the towne for spoile ) no nrk nrk 

in his books . . | 

It. to Alee pope for laks child 3 1 ' 14" and for ) n . n . nn 

cloths 10" j 

It for glasse for the meeting house . . . 01-12-00 

It. to John Smith for wood for m r hallett . . 01-10-00 

It. abated and of those removed out of towne ) m 1 , ft7 

uoted not to pay f 



308 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



It. to m r phillips of boston for chardges In sute \ 

for the Hand ...... J 

It. to Mico : Georg for the yeare 1650 . 

It. to Tho : burch for Iron work for the meeting ) 

house ....... J 

It. to W m Robinson for a wolfe killing . 

It. to bro Clark for bartholmew . 

It. to bro dickerman For timber for the meetting } 

house j 

It. bro dark for 4 men for town buissnes spent ) 

at Rosbery ) 

It. loss in come and peag 12" and caring come 

to boston 16" 

It. Timothy mather not paid . 
It. to goody georg In part of 1651 
It. to captain danford for the garison and repayra- 

tions 

It. for a barills of pouder 8 lb : 10" and for lead 

4:7:6 

It. to deacon wiswall for towne debt as by bill 

appears ....... 

It. to Thomas wiswall 1 : 2 : 6 to m r Jones 3 : 

3:4 

It. to elder minott for wood to m r hallett 

It. to bro. Conliff for cutting wood for bartlemew 

It. to the ponds and blackman for work at ) 

meeting hous ...... j 

It. to bro. dark for wood for m r hallett 

It. for repairing the pound by brother clarke 

It. more for laks child . 

It. to ensigne Foster as by bill appears 

It. to Rich baker 6 : 2 and bro. 

callicott for a holbert 5' 
It. to an Indian for a wolf of 

nico woods . 

Itm. to Peter Lyon for a wolfe . 
Itm. for worke which brother Clarke did at 

the Scole howse and tj'mber and Carting 
Itm. vnto brother Dickerman for more 

boultes by brother clarke . 



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04 



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03 - 09 - 00 

04 - 05 - 10 

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[418.] 1 of the 10 m 51 At the meeting for the choys of 
towne officers for the yeare insewing there is chosen for Select 
men 

Captin Athertun 

William Blake Sen 1 

M r James Bate 

M r Joanes 

M r Howard 
Superuizers of highways 

Henery Cunlife 

Thomas Trote 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 309 

Superuizers of the way to the neck 
John Butler 
nicholas Clap 
Raters 

John Capen 
Thomas Dickerman 
wm Sumner Sen 1 
for a Baylife 

Richard Haale 

This 14 of the 4 mo: 52. 

Memorand to take order that the bridge goeing to sea Conke may 
be made before the first of the 7 mo : or els we lye vnder a fine. 

Steven Hoppinges note of laj'ings out about the church howse 
and fence to be p'sented vnto the Decons for further considera- 
tion. 

To speak with the Captayne about some difference in the Cow 
order. 

Conserning the goodes of Ould Bartholme we conceive that those 
goodes which he borrowed or otherwise made vse of ar first to be 
restored 2 ly that what hath ben expended for kepers and tendance 
of him in the tyme of his sicknesse Coffen and grave makeing to 
be pa}'d out of what he hath 3 ly what els remayneth may be to 
whomsoeu he hath bequeathed aney thing. 

for the uotes of them that ar behind and haue payd their rate to 
the ministers we conceive such as ar'members their neglect, rather 
concerne the Cognicance of the Church then the town for non 
members it is conceived that a warrent be got from sum of the 
ma ta " to distrayne. 

Memorand. that we call the towne together to chuse a Commis- 
sioner to ioyne with the select men to make a rate for the Cuntry 
and to goe to Boston &c according to order. 

Memorand that the towne be spoke to for Rob* Stantons pay ac- 
cording to order. 

The 13 : of the 7 mo : 52 : 

It is ordered by the selectmen for the t3'me being that the 
seuall owners of the Cowes in the Cow heard shall pay for the 
keepeing of each cow vnto the heardsmen and for bull money after 
the rate of three and nine pence a head and fower heffers 2 s 6 d a 
head. 

[419,] The 8 day of the 6 mo : 

It is agreed by and betweene the Select men for the towne of 
Dorchester for the tyme being and Roger Billinges and Henry 
Woodward of the same towue that the said Roger and Henry shall 
make a bridge over the river of Norponsit in the way leading from 
Dedham vnto Rehobeth sufficient and stronge the said bridge to 
be in bredth fower foote standing vpon three sufficient trussells 
being three foote high betwen the ioyntse or their abouts, and 
duble brased, the peeces lye over to be very well pinned and 
fastned also a rayle on either side about twoe foote and a halfe high 
from the bridge. In Consideration whereof they ar to haue five 
poundes to be paid out of the next towne rate for the rayles of 



310 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



5 : 18 
2 : 



: 12 



1 : 18 



8 



1 : 10 



d 
11 



each side the bridge they are to be paid for over and aboue to 

which agrement we haue subscribed our handes : 

EOB T HOWARD with the 
consent and in the 
name of the rest of the 
select men 

ROGER BILLING 
HENRY H WOODWARD 
his marke. 

This 2 d day of the 9 mo : 52 sister George being payd as appear - 
eth by a note given to the Constable the some of 55" there rest in 
her hand and Dve vnto the towne the some of 15" : 

[42O.] An account of the disbursmts of a rate of one hun- 
derid poundes gathered in the yeare 52 for the vse of the Towne of 
Dorchester by Tho. Swift and A : How : 
Inprimis to Insigne Foster for the Cullers) 

bought in England and som worke done at the > 

Scoolehowse ) 

Itm paid to Richard Witherington as p'te of a Cow ) 

price which Edmund Browne had . . J 
Itm paid to John W is wall for som lyning ould i 

Barthol had and some bordes for the meeting > 

howse . . . . . . j 

Itm paid to John Smith for worke done at the 

meeting howse and helping the Joyner and 

earring som t % ymber ..... 
Itm paid to Willm Clarke for worke about the 

Buring place 

_ to ! s 

memorand of 1 : 5 of this 8 5 to b r Clark was 

desbursed by b r th Swift for nayles for th 

scholehowses and wood for Bartholmue 
Itm paid to Lawrence Smith for charges about") 

Ales Lake childeren 4 s : 6 d for warning the I 

Inhabitantes to meete when the Cuntery rate ! 

was to be made 3 s : 6 d wrighting out a Coppie [ 

of a Cort order 2 s and for the elders rate to the I 

Cunterry 209 J 

Itm paid to Richard Evans for worke done about ) 

the scoolehowse ..... j 
Itm paid to Captayne Davenport for pay for the 

Souldiers ...... 

Itm paid to Sister George for p'te of the last 

yeare and this yeare with 15 s resting in her 

hands Dve to the towne the some of 
Itm to John Popes wife about Ales Lakes childeren 
Itm to John Minot for a locke and hindges for ) 

the scoole howse ..... J 
Itm Willm the Indian for killing a wolfe 
Itm paid to Richard Hall for clapbord for the ) 

Scoole howse . 1 






10 





-20 


16 





6 


15 








10 


8 





4 


7 





10 





1 


15 






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311 



Itm paid to Willm Triscot for carringe wood 

Itm paid to M r Pecke for glasse for the scoole howse 

Itm to Willm lerland for worke abought the 
Scoole howse 

Itm to Edward Blake for a load of wood for ould 
Barthol 

Itm to John Smith for more worke done abought 1 
the meeting howse .....) 

Itm to brother Capin for wrighting out a Court 5 
order ....... j 

Itm to Wm Betts for Stoppills for the great Gunes 

Itm to brother Smith for earring Captayne Dav- 
enports corne to the further end of the neck 
1 s : 6 d , for earring corne to Boston 1 s : 3 d tot. 

Itm to brother Wm Blake for tymber to mend 
the high way ...... 

Itm to brother Swift for a quier of paper to lap ) 
vp the nots for Ma ts : . . . . j 

Itm for earring Capta} T ne Davenports corne to mill 

Itm for a barrill of fine powder . 

Itm for a payer of bullet moulds . 

Itm killing of 5 wolves 3 to Indians and the 4 f . ) 
to Abraham How the younger . . ( 

Itm paid to M r Glouer I 1 that he laid out about") 
H Lakes childeren also for trespas done in the 
Indians corne by the towne bull 3 s also to | 
Richard Woods for worke done on the pulpit ^ 
in the meeting howse 3 1 4" also in seu'all somes 
laid out abought the busines of Tompsons 
Island I 1 10' J 

Itm paid and to be paid to Tho : Tolman for the 
bring vp of Henry Lakes child according the 
covenant recorded the some of . 

Itm p'mised to be paid for drawing and record- ") 
ing the covenant with brother Tolman 2" and ( 
for the bond for p'formance thereof 1 to Ro : j 
Howard ....... J 

Itm paid by Edward Brick vnto John Smith for-i 
Carridge of and for seu'all sortes of najdes > 
about the meeting howse j 

Itm paid to Willm Weeks for wrighting out the 
three divisions. The lootes at the Neck of 
land and wayes layd out their contyning in the 
booke of records 1 3 pages 

Itm paid to Rob 4 Howard for recording the 
same with a towne order for the waj r by John ! 
Gills, and covenant with him for the maynta}*n- | 
ing thereof ...... J 

Itm paid to M r Rawson for wrighting } 
out of Court orders j 






3 


6 


1 


1 








6 








3 








6 


7 





1 








1 








2 


9 





1 


4 








6 





1 





8 











6 





2 


10 






5 " 17 : 

26" " 

0:3:0 

: 6 : 7 

: 14 : 

0:8:0 

: 10 : 



Tot. 



Is a d 

98 : 8 : 7 



312 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

so their rest Dve in their handes 

18 8 d 

the some of 1 : 1 1 : 5 

Their is allowed by the towne at a generall meet- 
ing this 28 of the 9 mo. 53 vnto Tho : Swift f 
for corne that haue shrunke in his hands which : 10 : 

he received for the townes vse as a free gift 
the sume of . . . . . . . 

he not takeing notice at the delivering out, (when 
called for by the towne,) what it had shurnke, 
now brought it into accompt vnto the select 
men as it is said before it is allowed him as a 

free gift 

rest dve in their handes 

In B d 

the some of 1 : 1 5 

this 19 th (9) 55 bro Swift gaue in an accompt vnto the select men 
then beinge of the Remainder of the Rate being 1 - 1 - 5 d - havenge 
by order paid it vnto bro Smith for the towne vse and the summe 
aforsaid is to be put vpo bro smith accompt and he to be aquite : 
this 19 th (9) 55 bro Foster accepts of S^from 

bro Gurnel in Lether for so much Due to him 

from the Towne which the Towne was to paj'e 

him for Leiuetenant Hudson of Boston to 

whom so much was Due from the Towne for 

the Deputy es Dyet in the yeare 1654 



3- 0-0 



Theise p'sents bynd me Thomas Tollman of Dorchester myne 
heires executors and adminstrators to pave vpo demand vnto the 
select men of Dorchester for the vse of the Towne in the yeare 
1656 witnes my hand this 19 th (9) 55 The summe of Fyue 
Poundes tenn shillinges THOMAS TOLMAN 

memorandum that the words (vpo demand) were put out in 
both before signinge : 

These p'sents b} T nd me Thomas Tollman m} r ne heires executors 
and Administrators to paye vnto the select men of dorchester for 
the vse of the Towne in the yeare 1657 the summe of Fyue 
poundes tenn shillinges witnes my hand this 19 th (9) 55 

THOMAS TOLMAN 

Receiued of the bills aboue written of Thomas Tollman 

Inp'mis the towne forgaue him . . . . 40-0 

It. payd vnto nicholas George the 30 : 1 : 58 . 1-10-0 

It. payd vnto Robert Stanton . . . . 1-10-0 

for soe then remaine Due of these bills aboue > 4 _ n - 

written vnto the towne ) 

It. payd vnto nicholas George the 8 : 9 : 58 . . 0-12-0 

soe ther remaines Due from Thomas Tolman but . 3-8-0 

The 29 day of the 9 mo : 52 



DORCHESTER TOWN KECORDS. 313 

At a meeting for the choyse of towne officers for the yeare in- 
sueing their is chosen for selectmen 

Captayne Hnmfery Atherton 
W m Sumner sen r 
Rob* Howard 
Thomas Johnes 
Ensigne Foster 
Surveyors for the high wayes 
Richard Leeds 
Willm Turner 
for the Balife 
brother Gurnel 

Raters 

Sergent Capen 
Thomas Wiswell 
Sergent Clarke. 

The day and year aboue said being the 29 day of the 9 moneth 
52 it is voted that Rob 4 Howard shall haue a little spot of land at 
the Corner of his garden where their is a sawing pit and next the 
laud which he bought of the towne being abought the quantie of 
three roods more or lesse. 

The 13 day of the 10 mo: 52 

Memoran d to desier a stay of the Inhabitance to chose a man 
to receiue the voluntary collextion for mayntaying of scollers for 
such vses and mdes in a law of the Generall Court Oct. 9 : 52 
page th 1. 

ItuI to p'pound to the towne what they will doe about a scoole. 

Also to advise with the towne about the choyse of a clarke of 
the writs untill b r Wiswell returne agayne. 

The 21 day of the 10 mo : 52 at a Generall towne meeting it is 
voted that Elder Minot Elder Witherington and Ensyne Foster 
should take the volentary collection of the Inhabetance of the 
towne of Dorchester for the mayntenance of the President certayne 
Fellowes and poore scollers in Harvard Colledge according to a 
Court order October 9 : 52. 

the same day it was voted that the select men should provide a 
scoolemaster for the towne of Dorchester this p'sent yeare. 

the same day it is voted that Rob' Howard shalbe Clarke of the 
writts for the towne of Dorchester vntill Deacon Wiswals returne 
from England 

[423.] 25 of the tenth month 52. 

It is agreed by and between the Select of the towne of Dorches- 
ter for the tyme beinge and M r . Henrey Butler that the said Hen- 
rey Butler shall keepe scoole in the towne of Dorchester from the 
next second day being the 28 of this instant month vntill the first 
of may following and for the said tyme of Scooleing he is to haue 
tenn poundes. 

The 10 day of the 11 mo : 52. 

Memoran d to p'pose to the towne about another sute in Cort for 
Tompsons Island, to p'pose to the towne the sale of Bartholmews 
house. 



314 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

At a Generall towne meeting the 18 of the 11 mo: 52 it was 
voted (without aney Contra dissent appearing) that their should 
be an indeavoring to obtayne Tomsons Hand aga}'ne by an other 
sute in Court. 

The same day it was voted that Lefetenant Clap Ensigne Foster 
and brother Richard Collicot should manage the businesse about 
the said sute in the behalfe of the towne of Dorchester. 

Meeting of select men this last day of the 12 mo : 52. 

A letter coming from Dedham about land in controversie in the 
runing of the l} T ne between the two townes to be proposed to the 
towne the next Generall meeting. 

new officers to be chosen for waites and measures. 

To brother Wm Blakes the younger and brother Dauenports 
motion abought paying for the cowes in the heard &c. 

#####**## * 

that for the tyme past we see nothing to the contrary but they 
must pay ; for the tyme to com we intend the next towne meeting 
to p'pose it to the towne. 

To p'pound to the towne abought a rate of 50 ls for castle scoole 
bridges and other thinges. 

The capta3*ne and Ensiyne is desired to take som care abought 
watch for the townes vse. 

To p'pose to the towne abought ould Bartolmis howse w r ther 
brother mead may have graunt to by it or not, there was a vote 
agaynst the sale theirof on the 7 day of the 1 mo : 52. 

we the select men for this p'sent yeare 52 &c. conseive it meet 
that the order for yoking and ringing swine made in the yeare 48 
shall stand in forse for tliis yeare onely the sword that by that or- 
der was to be aboue is now to be below 

To p'pose to the towne about foulding of the sheepe by the ox 
pen : 

The men appointed to be the vewers of the fence for the seuall 
fieldes in Dorchester for this yeare 52 and p'te of 53. for the great 
lootes Nathaniell Glover and John Minot to vew from the begin- 
ing of the fence at that p'te of the great lotes called captaynes neck 
and so round about Rockey hill vntill you com to th west end of 
widdow Popes lote and Tho : Tilston and Tho : Trot to vew forth 
downe to the river. 

[424.] for the 20 acr lotts 
Richard Baker 
Willm Clarke 
The field on the back of M" Stoughton 

Richard Leedes and Hugh Patten 
The field behind M r Joanes ; 

William Weekes and Thomas Burch 
The field behind Tho : Wiswalls 

Joseph Farn worth and Tho : Wiswall 
The field behind M r . Mathers 

Tymmothy Mather for his father 

George Dier 
The field behind Richard Hawes 

Goodman williams 



DORCHESTER TOWN EECORDS. 315 

Richard Hawes and 
Jasper Rush 
For the necke of land 

Lefetenant Clap and Nicolas Clap 

To speake to the Constable to warne all the freemen to meete for 
the cho} T se of new Maistrates and the planters inhabtance for other 
businesses that the select men haue to p'pose vnto them on the 
next second day being the 7 of this first month. 

Dorchester the 7 day of the 1 mo : 52 or 53. It is voted that 
Austyn Clement shall haue a p'cill of land tyeing on the south side of 
his land that he bought of M r Makepeace and on the north side of 
John Capen 's lote in way of exchange for a p'cill of land at the 
heather end of the same bought of M r Makpeace neere the gate M r 
Joanes Wm Blake sen Wm Clarke and John Capen is appointed to 
lay it out. 

It is also voted the same day and at the same meeting that Rich- 
ard Collicot Leftenent Clap Thomas Joanes and Win Clarke shall 
confer with our bretheren of Dedham as in Answer to theire letter 
and make returne theirof to the towne 

It is also voted the same day and at the same meeting that a rate 
shalbe made of fiftie poundes for the vse of the towne. 
The 14 day of the 1 mo : 52 or 53 

It is voted that whereas Walter Harris desireth a little p'cell 
of land, p'cill of the garden belonging to Pristes howse, and which 
he form'ly haue enioyed, to by the same, it is by vote left vnto the 
select men. 

[425. J 19 day of the 1 mo : 52 or 53. 

An order to be published abought cowes &c. goeing on the Com- 
ons without sufficient keepers. 

a warrant to the raters &c 

brother mosetyes note for worke and ttendance abought ould 
Bartolmew to be considered it being 12 s , to be paid by the Con- 
stable out of the towne rate. 

Dorchester the 25 day of the 1 mo : 53. 

That w r as their was a conference with some of our bretheren of 
Dedham abought the land in difference between this towne and 
that, according to former order, and returne therof made accord- 
ingl} T by these brethren appointed for that service it is this day 
voted that Lefetenant Clap and Ensigne Foster shall wright a let- 
ter in the behalfe of this towne in answer to their letter as also 
their demandes at the said late conference, and on the 28 fol- 

lowing at a gen'all towne meeting the said letter or answer of this 
towne was red and voted to be sent in the townes name. wi th out 
any contra dissent. 

The 9 day of the 3 : mo : 53. 

Memoran d that the balife haue notice to bring in an account of 
the towne rate what he hath gathered and what remayne on the 
Select means next meeting being the second day of the 4 moneth 
next. 

The 13 of the 4 mo : 53 : 



316 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 



10 




The 22 of the 6 mo : 53 : 

It is ordered that Henery Cunlife and John Blake shall ioyne 
with Nicholas Clap to vew the fences at and abought the neck of 
land as also the high wa} r according to order 

The 14 day of the 9 mo : 53 

Memoran d that the balife haue notice to give in his account to 
Ensigne Foster on the next second day abought 10 of the clocke 
in the forenoone at sister Georgia. 

to acqnaynt the towne abought the land which m r . Hutchersons 
agents haue taken away from som p'ticuler men who had it by 
graunt from the towne. 

brother Sumner is appointed by the Select men to p'hibit cutting 
of wood by non comonners at Squantams neck by an order vnder 
their handes. 

Is 

[426.] An account of the disbursm* of a rate of 51 : 3 : 
gathered in the yeare 53 : for the towne of Dorchester by John 
Gurnil baylife, 

If d 

Inprimis paid vnto M r Henry Butler for keeping \ 

scoole j 

Itm paid to Henry Cunlife for the high way . 
Itm paid to Roger Billing for a loade of wood ) 

_and ould post for M r Hallit f 

Itm paid to Sergent Hall for the charge of the ~j 

action agaynst M" Haukins for non paym't of [ 

the scoole rate 2 s 10 d sawing tymber and cart- 
ing 9 s post makeing mending and setting of 

fence 4 9 in tote. 
Itm paid to sergent Cappyn for Millitary ) 

Commissions j" 

Itm paid to Captayne Atherton for makeing and ) 

casting of bullets for the towne . . . J 
Itm paid to Ensigne Foster for match and for 2 \ 

wolues . . . . . . . . j 

Itm paid to Roger Billings and Henry Woodward \ 

for makeing the bridge ou norponsit abought > 

Dedham . . . . . . . J 

Itm paid to Richard Withington for two lods of ) 

wood for ould Bartholmue . . . . J 
Itm to Sergent Capin for wrighting a Cuntery 

rate 2* : 6 d : for a load of wood for the watch- 
men 3 s for allowance for as much as the afores'd 

16" : 6 is not to be paid in kind 1' tot . 
Itm paid to Captayne Davenport for the garrison 

at the Castle ...... 

Itm paid to Rob* Howard for casting vp the 

seuall somes of maney p'ticuler mens estates 

when the Countery rate was made over and 

aboue that dayes worke when the Select men 

met together for that end 2" : 6 for engrossing 

of the said cuntry rate in the Cunstables hands f 



5: 



0"15"10 



: 16 : 6 
: 13 : 10 



3 : 13 



6:0:0 







20 : 16 : 



6 



DORCHESTER TOWN RECORDS. 



317 



2 s : 6 d for recording towne orders in the new 
Towne booke in page the 21 and 22 one shilling 
and for paper a good while since for the townes 
vse 7 d in tot ^ 

Itm paid vnto sister George the sorn of . 

Itm paid vnto Goodman Mosely for attendance \ 
vpon ould Bartholmy in the tyme of his sick- > 
nesse the some of . . I 



Suma 



rest dve in the balifes hand 



10 : 






12 





48 
2 


7 
15 


1 
11 


51 


03 


00 


00 


18 


00 


00 


10 


00 



19 th (9) 55 
It paid by John gornell to John Smith toward ") 

meeting house reparaise . . . . J 
It. paid by John Gurneli to m r butler 10' which \ 

remaind due to m r butler when he taught > 

scoole . . . . . . . . ) 



[427.] The 28 day of the 9 mo. Anno 53 at a meetting for 
the choyse of towne officers for the yeare insueing their is chosen 
for Select men. 

Capta} T ne Humphry Atherton 

Richard Baker 

Richard Leeds 

M r Patten 

Leeftenant Clap 

Baylife 
John Wales 

Raters 

Sergent Capin 
John Minot 
John Smith 

Survayers for the high wayes 
as also the neck of land 
Lawrence Smith and 
Richard Witherington 

For as much as at the last Genall meeting the day and yeare 
abouesaid their was offence taken that the Record of the disburs- 
m ts of the towne rates for the yeare 52 and 53 was not so punctuall 
as was desired and conseived to be the neglect of the Select men 
then a being which som of vs confesse might haue ben more 
playne had it ben minded ; a greater fait would it haue ben if their 
had ben no record at all, as in the yeares 45 : 47 : 48 : their is none 
in the booke to be found. 

If their wer in those yeares aney disbursm* 8 the directory made 
and agreed vpon the 24 of the 10 mo. 45 requier a faithfull dis- 
charge theirof vpon record. 

For that their may be such a punctuall record as aforesaid ; It 



318 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

is conseived raeete that bills of la^yinge out by aney, and brought 
in to the Select men to be allowed be a playne, and each p'ticuler 
thing to be distinctly set downe, with the disbursm* for the same, 
els not to be received, that so the record of the same in the towne 
booke p'sentid vnto the towne at their Generall meeting for that 
end may be accordingly to the satisfaction of the Inhabitants of 
the same. 

Severall votes past the day and yeare abouesaid which ar entered 
and recorded towards the beginning of the booke in page the 76 
and 77. 

[428.] Dorchester 

The 4' of the tenth moneth Anno 54 At a meeting for the choyse 
of Towne officers for the yeare insueing their chosen for Select 
men 

Lefetenant Roger Clap 

M r Nathaniell Patten 

Deacon John Wiswale 

Ensigne Foster 

M r Tho. Joanes 

Raters 

Sergent Capen 
John Minot 
John Smith 



Sup'visers of highwayes 
Lawrance Smith and 
Richard Witherington. 

Baylife 
Thomas Burd. 

On acount of ratts comitted to the constabls for the year (86) 
Daniel Preston, preserued capin, for to colectt 

I. I. <J, 

It. a county rate, mony amounting to the some of 16-7-0 

of which ratte, pa}*d by constabel preston in ) 

mony . J 09-10-0 

and by preserued capin payd in mony . . . 06-14-6 

and by abattments 00-02-6 

the wholl a mounting to 16-07-0 

which mony was payd to John Usher, tresuarer, 

by John breck, as by the tresuaers resaitt, on 

fille may appear : 



It. a schoole rate committed to the same consta- 
bels of 

of which rate payd by constabel preston to m r 
parpointe 

and pa}*d to m ri flint 5". and to the selectt men 
2 15 s . : the wholl 



17-15-00 
07 - 00 - 00 
03 - 00 - 00 



DORCHESTER TOWN KECORDS. 319 

and by abatment to constable preston of rats ) 0-1-6 

that cold not be got j 

one to m rs flint 00-9-0 

payd of this schoole ratt by constable preserued ) 

capin to m r parpoynt . . . . j 03-10-00 
and to the select men (which was by them payd J 

m r . parpoynt J 1-10-0 

and by abatments of rats, that cold not be gott . 0-3-6 

and to m rs flint, for m r parpoynts diet . . . 2-1-0 

the wholl amounting to '. . . . . 17 - 15 - 00 



a contry ratt committed to the same Constabls of ^ 

which was pa}*d into the tresurrer John usher as > 31-2-7 
by his discharg, appears which is on file J 

a towneratte committed to the same constabls ) 

to collectt, amounting to the some of . j 20-17-1 
of which, payd by Constable capin to william } 

somner, due to s d somner, as depety . j 2-5-0 

to iohn bird for runing lines . . . . 1-2-0 

to standfast foster for runing lines . . . 0-12-0 

to samuel clap, for wood to the poore . . . 0-13-0 

to eldar blake towards recording . . . . 0-8-8 
to James bird, for what was dew to him on ac- ) 

count J 2-5-5 

An account of the rate made the yeare 1655 for the Vse of the 
towne. 

and payd by constable preserued capen to will ") o - 10 - 

Deene for killing a wolfe j 

and for seuarell ratts that cold not be gotten, \ A . 1 

abated, j 

and to [ ]efferett, for a wolfe . . . 0-10-0 

payd of the towne rate, by Constable Daniel") 

preston to nathan bradly, for work att the meeting > 3-16-1 

house ) 

to m rs foster, for Land taken out of her lott for 1 i o j. 

ahyway J 

to franses ball towards his releef . . . . 1-10-0 

to capt breck 1-2-6 

to Roger billings for runing a line . . . 0-12-0 

to timothy tillstone 0-3-0 

to william sumner . . . . . . 1-0-0 

b}' abatments for rats that could not be gotten . 0-3-1 

to samuel pelton for house rent for frances ball . 2-0-0 

to franses ball . . . . . . . 06-4 

[429. ] This 1 of 7 55 agreed by the select men of Dorchester w th 
bro william pond for the ground seelinge of the meetinge house as 
follow" 1 the foresaid william p'miseth by the 24 th of this month to 
Laye in place such timber as shall be needfull for the vse aforesaid 



320 CITY DOCUMENT No. 9. 

and that at or beffore the 15 th of the eight month next he will begine 
vpo the worke and finish it w th out dela} T e if god giue Liffe and for 
his paynes to be satisfied out of the Towne Rate in such as comes 
in at price Current which the select men p'mise to see him paid vpo 
accompt after 12 d . the foote. 

witnes our hands enterchandgably 

this agreement failed sign- 

inge because bro. smith had, 

p'mis'd to paye in quantety 

what the paye did want in 

quallity. 

Reconed with Decon Capin again this 4 th of December And all 
the aboue mentioned parcells wheither of wood or mony, being 
roconed, as part of pay for the years eighty six ; eighthy seauen 
and eighty eight, ) T et not withstanding there is due to me for my 
sallary for these three years more then twenty pounds. 

But Considering the frowns of prouidence upon his people here, 
I am willing to giue that in, and so doe acknowledge my self satis- 
fyed, and aquitt the towne of Dorchester from all further Demands 
of my sallarys for those 3 years, eighty six, eighty seauen and 
eighty eight 

as witnesseth my hand this 4 th 10 m 91 : 

John Danforth ' 

a true Record of the discharg 
giuen by m r Danforth, on file : 
examined and entred 
by Samuel Clap Recorder 

[Here the miscellaneous entries which began with p. 385 (our 
page 282 ante) end. There are no pages numbered 430 to 437 in- 
clusive, but the reverse of p. 429 is numbered 438. Then begins 
the regular record of the town with a meeting March 14, 1686-7. 
The book continues to page 634 (pp. 635 and 636 being memoranda 
only) whereon is part of the record of a meeting on March 9, 
1718-9. The remainder of the record is to be found in the second 
book, beginning on p. 194. The previous pages of that volume 
contain miscellaneous deeds and other town matters of an earlier 
date. W. H. W.] 



IN D E 



INDEX 



Adderton, 35, 40. 

Aderton, 30, 33, 35, 38, 41. 

Aldis, 84, 94, 130. 

Allen, 7. 

Alline, 8. 

Andrew, 13, 33. 

Andrewes, 8, 85, 260, 263, 279, 299. 

Andrews, 31, 67, 100, 102, 106, 107, 132, 158, 
173, 175, 204, 212, 230, 241. 

Andrues, 306. 

Andrus, 81. 

Aspinall, 286. 

Aspinell, 297. 

Aspinwall,61. 

Atharton, 61, 143, 296. 

Atherton, 39, 44, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60, 
63, 86, 93, 94, 98, 99, 102, 106, 110, 113, 
115, 126, 127, 159, 160, 163, 169, 197, 206, 
237, 243, 244, 271, 282, 286, 287, 292, 294, 
302, 303, 306, 313, 316, 317. 

Athertun, 308. 

Artherton, 307. 

Auery, 80. 

Backer, 48, 285. 

Bacon, 1H6, 199, 202, 203, 205, 207, 212, 216. 

Bakon, 195, 201, 211, 216. 

Bacor, 201. 

Badcock, 147, 214. 

Badcocke, 94,98, 103, 107, 111. 

Badcoke, 81. 

Badkok, 83. 

Baker, 75, 88, 91, 99, 103, 106, 108, 109, 114, 
115, 118, 121, 122, 142, 148, 150, 158, 162, 
167, 170, 171, 175, 176, 192, 197, 198, 199, 
200, 201, 203, 207, 212, 213, 215, 221, 222, 
223, 230, 232, 234, 235, 238, 239, 244, 245, 
246, 247, 248, 250, 252, 255, 257, 267, 269, 
272, 276, 279, 284, 288, 294, 298, 299, 303, 
304, 308, 314, 317. 

Bakor, 284. 

Bale, 177, 220, 236, 237, 247. 

Balife, 313. 

Ball, 119, 261, 319. 

Baman, 305. 

Barber, 39, 284. 

Barbor, 250, 253. 

Barchalls, 305. 

Barg, 237. 

Barnard, 243. 

Barret, 274. 

Baskecomb, 8. 

Bass, 164. 

Bate, 106, 142, 308. 

Bates, 15, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 
35, 48, 50, 61, 62, 76, 78, 283, 284, 286, 294, 
307. 

Baten, 115. 

Batten, 67, 91, 92, 97, 99, 117, 149, 253, 272. 

Batle, 214. 

Battern, 239. 

Beale, 235. 

Beaman, 238, 241, 242, 243, 245, 246, 247. \ 

Beman, 90, 92. 

Belcher, 90. 

Bellcher, 70. 

Bellarig, 230, 250. 



Belleng, 145, 163, 166, 171, 186, 206. 225, 229, 

23*, 246, 250, 256, 259. 
Bellenge, 141. 
Benham, 1, 11. 
Benieman, 62. 
Betson, 284. 
Betts, 311. 
Beuerlee, 185 
Bigbe, 230. 
Biggs, 28, 30. 
Billeng, 185, 191, 193, 199, 202, 204, 208, 210, 

229. 
Billing, 125, 128, 131, 240, 249, 260, 267, 279, 

280,310,316. 

Billings, 104, 263, 270, 277. 
Billinges, 309. 
Billings, 316, 319. 
Billingbam,28, 31. 
Binga, 37. 
Bingham, 33. 
Binbam, 15, 26, 28, 31, 33. 
Birch, 98, 148, 149, 151, 153, 158, 159, 160, 168, 

169, 173, 176, 182, 192, 193, 194, 214, 219, 

229, 242. 
Birchall, 302. 
Bird, 72,85, 90,91, 100, 103, 109, 112, 114, 117, 

119, 121, 126, 127, 128, 132, 135, 136, 139, 

149, 150, 152, 153, 155, 157, 158, 164, 167, 

175, 183, 192, 197, 200, 201, 207, 208, 210, 
211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 217, 219, 222, 224, 
226, 227, 229, 230, 232, 235, 238, 242, 244, 
245, 248, 250, 255, 256, 26'J, 263, 265, 267, 
268, 269, 273, 275, 276, 277, 279, 280, 298 
319. 

Birde, 90. 

Blackeman, 267, 277. 

Blakeman, 276. 

Blackman, 67, 96, 102, 109, 112, 121, 145, 150, 
151, 156, 175, 183, 188, 191, 202, 207, 215, 
222, 232, 245, 254, 255, 276, 308. 

Blakman, 148. 

Blake, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 37, 41, 46, 52, 57, 58, 
59, 67, 72, 75, 76, 81, 83, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 
93, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 106, 107, 109, 
110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 117, 119, 122, 123, 
128, 136, 140, 145, 148, 149, 152, 153, 154, 
155, 159, 161, 162, 165, 168, 169, 170, 174, 

176, 178, 184, 187, 196, 204, 209, 210, 213, 
215, 216, 218, 220, 221, 223, 224, 227, 2'29, 
234, 235, 236, 240, 247, 250, 252, 256, 257, 
258, 261, 262, 264, 266, 267, 268, 271, 272, 
273, 275, 277, 278, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 
292, 294, 297, 298, 299, 303, 3'04, 306, 307, 
308, 311, 314, 315, 316, 319. 

Blak, 78, 79, 162, 169, 180, 184, 221, 223, 228, 

244. 

Boggerntow, 125. 
Bolton, 87, 122, 139, 156, 160, 163, 164, 165, 

166, 167, 170, 171, 172, 177, 179, 186, 194, 

202, 211, 212, 219, 225, 227, 228, 234, 241, 

244, 247, 304. 
Boulton, 260, 262, 272. 
Boston, 6, 54, 82, 97, 98, 115, 118, 119, 130, 

131, 147, 155, 156, 159, 160, Ifil, 163, 190, 

192, 194, 198, 211, 216, 221, 233, 252, 254, 

256, 297, 308, 309, 311, 312. 
Bourne, 52, 288. 



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Bowker, 91, 96, 100, 115. 

Bowne, 81. 

Bradfford, 46, 58. 

Bradford, 58, 76, 304. 

Bradice, 152. 

Bradish, 159. 

Bradley, 135, 254, 260, 261, 262, 270, 272, 273, 

274, 280. 
Bradly, 148, 161,182, 195, 196, 209, 212, 215, 

230, 236, 237, 239, 240, 241, 242, 246, 247, 

253, 254, 319. 
Braintree, 53, 70, 85. 
Branntre, 70. 
Brantre, 70, 230. 
Brantree, 70, 90, 187, 188, 191, 194, 206, 239, 

264, 265, 276, 296. 
Brantrey, 103, 107, 307. 
Brantry, 90, 91, 102, 125, 140, 141, 164, 163, 

166, 169, 191, 205. 
Brayntree, 53. 
Brentree, 49. 
Bramher, 24. 
Brankard, 23. 
Brankers, 10, 19, 25. 
Bray, 151, 158. 
Breake, 49. 
Breck, 53, 57, 76, 78, 83, 101, 183, 191, 197, 211, 

214, 215, 220, 221, 225, 226, 227, 228, 230, 

232, 237, 246, 248, 249, 2M), 251, 254, 255, 

257, 258, 270, 281, 283, 286, 318, 319. 
Brecke, 68, 74, 76, 78, 86, 91, 92, 96, 98, 103, 

104, 106, 262, 267, 268, 269, 273, 274, 275, 

276, 277, 278, 301, 303, 304. 
Brick, 35, 235, 311. 

Bricke, 34, 37, 50, 72, 263, 264, 265, 266. 
Brik, 78, 79. 
Bridgman, 172. 
Bridgwater, 257. 
Brooke, 2. 

Brown, 223, 224, 227, 237, 261, 272. 
Browne, 115, 200, 246, 260, 271, 272, 305, 306, 

310. 

Buck, 259. 
Bullocke, 30. 
Burch, 125, 192, 308, 314. 
Burd, 67, 72, 75, 81, 83, 306, 318. 
Burde, 71, 85. 
Burg, 217, 235. 
Burge, 235, 245, 253. 
Burges, 237. 
Burre, 283. 
Bursly, 7. 
Buther, 299. 
Butlar, 28, 30. 
Butler, 25, 37, 40, 52, 53, 59, 61, 79, 106, 120, 

294, 302, 303, 304, 306, 309, 313, 316, 317. 
Buttler, 76, 79. 
Butt, 159, 181, 186. 



Caine, 98. 

Calacot, 120. 

Callecott, 7, 15, 16. 

Callecots, 69. 

Callicot, 16. 

Callicott, 142, 308. 

Calycott, 76, 78. 

Cambridg, 196, 217. 

Cambridge, 130. 

Capan, 129. 

Cape, 233. 

Capen, 2, 30, 50, 69, 83, 89, 
97, 98, 101, 102, 106, 
114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 
129, 130, 131, !32, 134, 
140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 
153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 
165, 160, 168, 169, 170, 
178, 179, 180, 182, 183, 
189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 
201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 
212; 213, 214, 215, 216, 
221, 222, 223. 225, 226, 
"232, 23X, 234, 235, 236, 
245. 246, 247, 248, 250, 



90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 
107, 110, 111, 112, 
122, 124, 126, 128, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 
147, 148, 149, 152, 
159, 160, 162, 164, 
171, 172, 174, 176, 
184, 185, 186, 188, 
195, 196, 198, 200, 
206, 208, 210, 211, 
217, 218, 219, 220, 
227, 228, 229, 231, 
239, 240, 241, 243, 
251, 252, 253, 256, 



257,258,259,260,261, 262, 264, 267, 268, 

269, 270, 271, 272, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 
279, 280, 309, 313, 315, 318, 319. 

Capin, 31, 281, 283, 285, 288, 304, 306, 311, 316, 
317, 318, 319, 320. 

Carter, 160. 

Cartwright, 137, 170, 171, 180, 181. 

Chamberlen, 259. 

Chandler, 151, 233, 259. 

Chaplain, 238. 

Chaplen, 137, 138. 

Chaplin, 137, 138, 158, 199, 205, 209, 223, 235, 
238, 253. 

Charlcstowne, 226. 

Charter, 13. 

Cheney, 236. 

Cheny, 228, 239, 261. 

Chub, 185, 192, 199. 

Cibby, 306. 

Clap, 14, 15, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 
35, 37, 39, 44, 57, 69, 72, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 
87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 103, 
106, 107, 108, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 
118, 119, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129, 132, 134, 
135, 136, 140, 145, 148, 149, 151, 152, 153, 
154, 155, 157, 158, 161, 162, 164, 165, 166, 
167, 168, 169, 170, 173, 174, 176, 178,, 180, 
181, 184, 186, 187, 188, 191, 192, 195, 196, 
197, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, 208, 209, 
210, 211, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 
221, 222, 223, 225, 227, 228, 229, 230, 233, 
234, 235, 236, 239, 240, 241, 244, 246, 247, 
248, 249, 250, 252, 253, 254, 256, 257, 258, 
259, 260, 262, 263, 264, 266, 267, 268, 269, 

270, 272, 273, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 
281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 288, 295, 303, 
304, 305, 306, 309, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 
319, 320-. 

Clapp, 1, 5, 9, 10, 57, 67, 85, 86, 87, 90, 96, 98, 
101, 102, 103, 106, 110, 117, 157, 210, 244, 
275, 292, 294, 298, 299, 303, 304. 

Clappe, 298. 

Clape, 48, 70, 71, 73, 79, 115, 186, 193. 

Clark, 43, 80, 83, 170, 171, 174, 176, 308, 310. 

Clarke, 7, 9, 37, 43, 44, 48, 50, 53, 57, 67, 69, 
70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 79, 81, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 
91. 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, 100, 106, 110, 116, 
14, 170, 176, 221, 295, 298, 301, 304, 307, 
308, 310, 313, 314, 315. 

Clearke, 297. 

Clerke, 43, 80. 

Cleman, 60. 

Clement, 15, 16, 17, 18, 26, 30, 62, 76, 78, 106, 
147, 148, 155, 158, 162, 164, 167, 168, 170, 
173, 174, 175, 180, 183, 184, 195, 203, 204, 
315. 

Clements, 296, 299, 301, 306. 

Cogan, 2. 

Colecot, 45. 

Colicot, 25, 31. 

Collncott, 106. 

Collecott, 7, 9, 142. 

Collicot, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, 33, 40, 44 
141, 157, 286, 314, 315. 

Collicott, 7, 15, 18, 25, 142. 

Collins, 130, 131. 

Colman, 88. 

Col ton, 239. 

Concord, 178. 

Coningham, 282. 

Conliff, 308, 

Conliffe, 67, 98. 

Cooke, 7, 8, 14, 18, 26. 

Cornish, 284. 

Cortes, 67, 71. 

Cottington, 9. 

Coundly, 69. 

Cran, 90. 

Crane, 70. 

Creeke, 1, 8, 17,20, 34, 52, 145, 147, 270. 
" Hutchinso, 48. 
" Smelt Brooke, 57, 104. 
" Wayes, 100. 

Crohoar, 223. 



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Cundlife, 63. 
Cunlefe, 63. 
Cunlife, 64, 308, 316. 
Cunliffe, 302. 
Curtic, 89. 
Curtice, 144. 
Curtis, 306. 

Damford, 71. 
Damfort, 124. 
Damport, 123. 
Dan ford, 308. 
Danfforth, 59. 

Danforth, 67, 257, 264, 265, 274, 275, 320. 
Dantforth, 139. 
Daniel, 96, 103. 
Daniels, 109. 

Dauenport, 71, 85, 96, 109, 136, 137, 139, 140, 
149, 151, 153, 158, 159, 161, 164, 168, 169, 

171, 172, 175, 178, 179, 186, 197, 218, 219, 
229, 234, 235, 242, 243, 259, 270, 277, 314. 

Dauenportt, 138. 

Daunport, 196. 

Daues, 64. 

Dauis, 98, 264. 

Davenport, 119, 121, 310, 311, 316. 

Davis, 83. 

Deadham, 140, 146, 152, 166, 168, 179, 185, 
189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 200, 202, 203, 209, 
214, 218, 221, 229, 232, 233, 253, 254. 

Deddam, 103. 

Dedham, 51, 59, 68, 69, 80, 84, 86, 91, 107, 108, 
110, 117, 118, 120, 124, 125, 134, 264, 276, 
278, 279, 280, 582, 284, 307, 309, 314, 315, 
316. 

Dedhame, 80. 

Deane, 260. 

Deene, 319. 

Deeble, 13, 14, 31, 32, 38, 40, 42, 106, 286. 

Demicke, 12, 14, 16, 17, 31. 

Demock, 28. 

Democke, 13, 15, 17. 

Dimmock, 120. 

Dimocke, 18. 

Demonz, 232. 

Demouzaday, 253. 

Deneson, 262, 271, 272, 373. 

Denslow, 18, 282. 

Denslowe, 2, 11. 

Devenport, 172. 

Deyer, 50. 

Dier, 67, 96, 103, 121. 314. 

Dyar, 15, 16, 17, 20, 27, 32, 132. 

Dyer, 2, 21, 25, 27, 29, 30, 79, 85, 106, 116, 
149, 150, 158, 294, 299. 

Dickerman, 30, 42, 106, 308, 309. 

Dorchester, 1, 12, 14, 23, 24, 26, 29, 34, 36, 37, 
39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 54, 57, 
58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 
72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 79, 80. 84, 85, 87, 88, 89, 
90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 103, 104, 105, 
107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 
129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138, 
140, 141, 142, 143, 146, 152, 153, 155, 156, 
157, 159, 160, 162, 164, 165, 166, 170, 171, 

172, 177, 178, 181, 182, 184, 188, 191, 192, 
193, 194, 200, 204, 205, 209, 213, 215, 219, 
220, 224, 229, 230, 235, 239, 240, 249, 251, 
252, 255, 256, 257, 258, 264, 2'i5, 270, 271, 
274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 281, 282, 289, 
291, 292, 293, 2^4, '296, 297, 298, 299, 301, 
302, 304, 305, 307, 309, 310, 312, 313, 314, 
315, 316, 318, 319, 320. 

Duee, 9, 11,12, 296. 

Duncan, 2, 7, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 
25, 29, 33, 34, 35, 38, 41, 44, 52, 53, 58, 
106, 199, 282, 286, 287, 288, 297. 

Duncon, 57. 



Bales, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 
Edwards, 113. 
Eells,43. 
Eglestone, 2, 6, 10. 



Eldars, 268, 282, 

Elder, 140, 164, 187, 191, 206, 213, 220, 254. 
Elders, 227, 230, 237, 244, 271, 274, 282. 
Eldredge, 70. 
Elic, 233. 

Elice, 206, 218, 233. 
Ellice, 233, 253. 
Ellis, 70. 
Eliers, 113. 
Eline, 76. 
Eliot, 86. 

Ellen, 129, 148, 152, 177, 277. 
Ellin, 121. 
Elway, 7. 

Ehvell, 26, 28, 29, 31,32, 42. 
England, 124, 197, 297, 310, 313, 
England, New, 43, 57, 58. 
England, Old, 53. 
Euans, 101, 203. 

Euens, 153, 161, 195, 206, 220, 240, 253, 259. 
. Euered, 202, 211, 227, 238, 244, 247, 250, 253. 
Eueringden, 271. 
Eueringdon, 247. 
Euerington, 241. 
Euerits, 248. 
Evans, 90, 103, 310. 
Evens, 71, 81. 
Exeter, 53, 297. 

Faireweather, 210. 

Fairewether, 210. 

Farebanks, 190, 200. 

Far en worth, 28. 

Farington, 184, 206, 218, 232, 233, 238, 253, 
272. 

Farrington, 143, 1 ( J3, 194, 253. 

Farna, 287. 

Farnham, 106. 

Farnswoorth, 303. 

Farns worth, 148, 305. 

Farn worth, 48, 59, 69, 75, 76, 79, 87, 88, 91, 
92, 106, 176, 294, 298, 302, 314. 

Farworth, 67. 

Fawer, 45, 106. 

Feild, East, 3, 6, 10. 
Feild, North, 3, 6. 
Northfeilde, 10. 
Feild, South, 3. 
Southfelde, 10. 
Westfeild, 3, 6, 10. 

Fen, 31. 

Fenn, 108. 

Fenno, 113, 123. 

Fennow, 147, 213. 

Feno, 104. 

Feus, 89. 

Ffarneworth, 21. 

Ffiler, 6. 

Fler, 6. 

Filer, 4, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16. 

Filler, 15, 16. 

Fflood, 25. 

Flood, 15, 19, 28, 30, 120. 

Ffoard, 1, 3, 

Fford, 5, 6, 10, 17, 22, 35. 

Ford, 5, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19. 

Ffoster, 30, 67, 158, 194. 

Foster, 28, 45, 52, 67, 70, 72, 76, 80, 82, 83, 86, 
88, 90, 92, 95, 96, 98, 100, 101, 102, 106, 
107, 108, 109,111, 112, 113, 115, 117, 118., 
119, 120, 124, 125, 126, 128, 132, 133, 135, 
136, 139, 140, 141, 144, 145, 148, 149, 150, 
151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 158, 160, 161, 
162, 13, 164, 165, 166, 168, 169, 170, 171, 
172, 173, 174, 177, 178, 179, 180, 182, 183, 
185, 186, 187, 188, 191, 192, 193, 195, 196, 
197, 198, 199, 200, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207, 
208, 211, 212, 215, 216, 217, 222, 224, 225, 
227, 228, 230, 232, 233, 234, 239, -240, 243, 
244, 245, 247, 248, 249, 250, 254, 255, 258, 
261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 269, 270, 
271, 273, 274, 276, 278, 279, 284, 292, 295, 
299, 303, 304, 306, 308, 310, 312, 313, 314, 
315, 316, 318, 319. 



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Fosterr, 225. 

Fisher, 80, 82, IOC, 107, 110, 113, 115, 116, 118, 
124, 126, 128, 132, 135, 136, 138, 144, 148, 
168, 169, 237. 

Flint, 174, 175, 180, 182, 183, 184, 186, 188, 
195, 196, 200, 201, 203, 208, 210, 213, 217, 
221, 223, 227, 228, 233, 235, 236, 237, 238, 
239, 240, 243, 245, 249, 250, 251, 318, 319. 

Flintes, 263. 

Fooer, 15. 

Ffour, 35. 

Foord, 14. 

Frances, 158. 

French, 9, 70. 

Ffrench, 1. 

Fry, 8. 

Fuller, 214. 

Funell, 212. 

Gallope, 1. 

Gannsey, 132. 

Gapen, 85. 

Gapin, 8, 14, 16, 17, 19, 25, 27, 28, 35. 

Garnesey, 263, 270, 277. 

Garnesy, 135, 137, 138, 144, 145, 184, 185, 189, 

195, 196, 199, 214, 235, 256, 269. 
Garnsey, 81, 82, 86, 134. 
Garnseye, 73. 
Garnett, 82. 
Gaylar, 13, 15, 20. 
Gaylor, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31. 
Gaylard, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 16, 19. 
Gearnsey, 81, 82. 
Gellet, 11. 
Geofry, 6. 
Georg, 72, 116, 166, 170, 171, 211, 223, 227, 

240, 241, 243, 246, 247, 248, 254, 271, 308. 
George, 59, 60, 61, 69, 70, 72, 76, 79, 81, 91, 

97, 111, 132, 133, 1:55, 140, 144, 151, 152, 

157, 160, 164, 172, 173, 176, 177, 179, 18'J, 

186, 193, 194, 195, 199, 202, 209, 212, 225, 

236, 245, 252, 254, 261. 263, 265, 272, 305, 

310, 312, 316. 
Georgia, 316. 

Gibbes, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 53. 
Gibbs, 15. 
Gibe, 26. 
Gibson, 10, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 28, 29, 30, 

34, 35, 37, 48, 49, 50, 53, 106, 208, 254, 282, 

285, 286, 294, 296, 297. 
Gibsone, 76. 
Gil, 182. 
Gill, 70, 90, 93, 94, 96, 100, 102, 103, 104, 111, 

123, 157, 235, 250, 305, 307. 311. 
Gilbert, 15, 25, 26, 30, 120. 
Gillet, 18, 35. 
Gillett, 11. 
Gillmend, 73. 
Gingine, 76, 79. 
Gingow, 58. 
Gloouer, 57. 
Glou, 52. 
Glouer, 22,23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 

50, 52, 53, 57, 67, 72, 75, 78, 80, 81, 84, 85, 

87, 89, 106, 108, 153, 161,182, 201,209,218, 

225, 240, 243, 253, 262, 267, 271, 272, 273, 

277, 283, 2S8, 301, 304, 311. 
Glour, 35, 239, 259, 286. 
Glover, 20, 25, 29, 41, 52, 83, 303, 314. 
Goad, 114, 129. 
Goer, 94. 
Gofery, 10. 
Goite, 11. 
Goyte, 1. 
Golliford, 70. 
Gookin, 132. 
Gorg, 211. 
Gorge, 61, 305. 
Gomel, 205. 
Gornell, 145, 146, 152, 153, 167, 168, 170, 174, 

180, 201, 203, 207, 219, 235, 317. 
Gornill, 146. 
Grant, 52, 96, 121, 139, 157, 158, 159, 173, 183, 

189, 191, 207,214. 



Graunt, 1,6,10, 12. 

Greene, 178. 

Greenaway, 294, 296. 

Greenway, 25, 26, 27, 33. 

Greenwaye, 304. 

Greenwayes, 11. 

Greenwich, 274. 

Grenaway, 106. 

Grennwaye, 58. 

Grenoway, 79. 

Grenowway, 79. 

Grenway, 1, 3, 7, 11, 16. 

Grenwayes, 4, 6, 17. 

Grenweyes, 8. 

Grinway, 25, 30, 286. 

Guile, 240, 262. 

Gulifard, 76. 

Gullifford, 58. 

Gulliford, 67, 90, 102, 103, 107, 157, 229. 

Gulliuer, 53. 

Gulliver, 53. 

Gulyfer, 78. 

Gunne, 9. 

Gurnel, 98, 312, 313. 

Gurnell, 85, 317. 

Gurnett, 67, 70, 71, 82. 

Gurnil, 316. 

Gurnsey, 86. 



Haale, 309. 

Hale, 83, 136, 146, 148, 153, 156, 162, 165, 166, 
167, 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 179, 180, 182, 
185, 186, 188, 191, 193, 196, 198, 199, 200, 
203, 204, 206, 209, 211, 213, 214, 218, 219, 
220, 222, 223, 225, 227, 235, 249, 250, 252, 
254, 257, 258. 

Hall, 7, 69, 71, 72, 76, 79, 82, 87, 88, 92, 96, 
102, 103, 104, 112, 113, 114, 117, 119, 122, 
124, 128, 129, 130, 140, 145, 146, 165, 178, 
183, 261, 262, 263, 266, 268, 270, 273, 275, 
276, 277, 278, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 310, 
316. 

Halle, 155. 

Hallett, 307, 308. 

Hallit, 316. 

Hals, 140. 

Hancock, 246. 

Hancoke, 242. 

Hannam, 14, 15, 24. 

Hannum, 13. 

Han nan, 24. 

Harker, 131. 

Harris, 302, 315. 

Hart, 1, 15. 

Hatch, 10, 31, 39, 48. 

Hathomes, 31. 

Hathorne, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 20, 28. 

Haukins, 38, 316. 

Hawkins, 26, 30, 33, 36, 39, 41, 42, 43, 52, 87, 
106. 

Haward, 52, 54, 57, 79. 

Hawes, 24, 27, 31, 32, 48, 75, 76, 78, 105, 132, 
164, 178, 262, 264, 267, 269, 274, 276, 278, 
280, 284, 287, 294, 306, 314, 315. 

Haws, 96, 103, 114, 148, 150, 183, 191, 193, 197, 
200, 202, 212, 216, 222, 237, 239, 255, 280, 
283, 288. 

Hawse, 283, 288. 

Haydon, 1, 9, 11, 15. 

Hay ward, 294. 

Heath, 75, 78. 

Hemanway, 85. 

Hensha, 283, 288. 

Henshaw, 158, 164, 168, 207, 216, 223, 228, 230, 
259, 263, 266, 578, 284. 

Henshawe, 264. 

Heth, 79. 

Hewens, 150, 160, 161, 171, 184, 213, 214, 227, 
238, 241. 

Hey don, 30. 

Hicks, 130. 

Hix, 129, 195, 196, 236, 256, 267, 274. 

Hil, 253. 



INDEX. 



327 



Hill, 2, 5, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 28, 30, 33, 34, 37, 

43, 58, 76, 79, 106, 125, 147, 151, 155, 159, 

206,211,229,237,259,304. 
Hils, 151. 
Hills Bleu, 91. 
Hills Blew, 34, 84, 85, 102, 113, 117, 118, 124, 

129, 136, 147, 166, 169, 184, 191, 195, 229, 

250, 257, 264. 

Hills Blue, 99, 103, 270, 276. 
Hill Rockie, 36, 53. 
Hill Rockey, 61, 64, 125, 127, 133, 213, 295, 

301, 305, 314. 
Hill Rocky, 17, 18, 29, 60, 62, 127, 133, 168, 

183, 187, 190, 295, 301, 305. 
Hims, 144. 

Hinshaw, 230, 247, 248, 255, 263. 
Hoite, 2. 

Hoyte, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11. 
Holand, 76, 78. 
Holland, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30, 37, 42, 44, 

47, 50, 51, 57, 67, 75, 76, 85, 91, 106, 297. 
Holond, 76. 
Holbrook, 247. 

Holbrooke, 136, 137, 133, 140, 243. 
Holbruk, 138. 
Howlbrook, 76. 
Holcomb, 9. 
Holcombe, 12, 296. 
Hollard, 9. 
Hollaway, 194. 
Hollway, 82, 196. 
Hollet, 32. 
Hollman, 19, 81. 
Holman, 7, 10, 15, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 31, 33, 39, 

41, 45, 46, 47, 50, 51, 53, 76, 106, 120, 205. 

280, 285. 
Holmand, 20. 
Holly, 9. 

Holmes, 103, 109, 132. 
Homes, 114, 121, 139, 140, 141, 142, 144, 150, 

151, 152, 153, 154, 157, 158, 160, 164, 165, 

166, 169, 175, 191, 200, 202, 207, 212, 225, 

244. 

Hopen, 223, 273. 
Hoppen, 158, 171, 176, 177, 181, 186, 208, 224, 

Hoppin, 128, 140, 170, 186, 197. 

Hoping, 305. 

Hopinge, 142. 

Hoppinge, 309. 

Hoppinges, 61. 

Hopinges, 60, 61. 

Horseford, 8, 11. 

Horsford, 10. 

Horsly, 517, 221, 222, 229, 238, 239, 243, 244. 

Hosford, 4, 5. 

Hosseford, 3, 7. 

Hoskeines, 4, 6. 

Hoskeins, 2, 3. 

Hoskines, 6. 

Houghton, 243, 256. 

How, 67, 91, 93, 95, 109, 144, 147, 152, 164, 

197, 216, 243, 250, 255, 259, 263, 267, 276, 

305, 310, 311. 
Howe, 69. 
Howard, 46, 61, 62, 63, 64, 68, 69, 106, 130, 

149, 274, 292, 298, 299, 306, 308, 309, 310, 

311, 313, 316. 
Howerd, 76. 
Houerd, 258. 
Ho wan, 24. 
Howchin, 106. 
Howes, 21, 133. 
Hows, 158. 

Huchenson, 94, 95, 100. 
Hutcherson, 316. 
Hutchinson, 120. 
Hutchison, 31. 
Hutchisson, 22, 23. 
Hudson, 70, 118, 129, 156, 190, 193, 195, 202, 

212, 237, 272, 312. 
Hutson, 111. 
Huen, '111. 
Huens, 98, 263, 264, 265, 267. 



Hulbard, 9. 

Hulbeard, 1. 

Hulbert, 15, 296. 

Hull, 1, 3, 4, 7, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 30, 32, 

37, 39, 47. 
Hulls, 1, 9, 13, 16. 
Humferis, 306, 307. 
Humffrey, 106. 
Humfrey, 114, 191, 195, 263, 265, 268, 269, 276, 

277, 279. 

Humfry, 30, 174. 
Humphrey, 46, 76, 91, 100, 114, 118, 129, 132, 

176, 285. 
Humphry, 78, 103, 122, 145, 146, 164, 170, 171, 

197, 198, 248. 249, 255, 256, 304. 
Humphrye, 299. 
Humphries, 24, 27. 
Humfrayes, 57. 
Humphres, 76, 78, 83, 85. 
Humphryes, 129. 
Humphrys, 96. 
Hmphres, 67. 



Hunting, 253. 
Huppen, 177. 



lerland, 311. 

Hand, 36, 39, 40, 44, 69, 72. 

Ipswich, 34. 

Ireland, 59. 

Irland, 76, 79. 

Island Carribee, 147. 

Islands Castle, 52. 

Island Rode, 274. 

Island Tompson, 72, 311, 313. 

Island Tomson, 36, 39, 40, 69, 71, 96, 101, 104, 

105, 112, 118, 181, 269, 314. 
Island Wheelbarrow, 141. 

Jackson, 161, 236, 241. 

James, 211. 

Janes, 139. 

Jefferys, 156. 

Jellets, 17. 

Jles, 5. 

Joanes, 12, 15, 19, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 35, 
38, 39, 40, 41, 52, 53, 57, 87, 117, 136, 141, 
145, 148, 149, 150, 151, 158, 161, 162, 164, 
173, 175, 184, 188, 192, 197, 204, 207, 208, 
209, 211, 213, 215, 216, 219, 222, 224, 226, 
227, 228, 230, 234, 236, 237, 239, 240, 244, 
246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 252, 253, 260, 263, 
266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 275, 276, 278, 279, 
287, 292, 303, 304, 308, 314, 315, 318. 

Joans, 88, 91, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 
103, 104, 107, 108, 111, 112, 114, 121, 124, 
132, 151, 167, 184, 192, 230, 240, 243, 250, 
255. 

Johnes, 306, 313. 

Jones, 48, 49, 57, 59, 67, 71, 75, 80, 81, 82, 83, 
85, 86, 91, 106, 119, 126, 128, 283, 288, 
294, 296, 298, 299, 302, 304. 

Jons, 86. 

Johnson, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 16, 17, 18, 75, 79, 
235, 307. 

Johnsone, 78. 

Keane, 64, 81,82. 

Kebbey, 297. 

Kebby, 85. 

Kelloud, 178. 

Kemmerly, 15. 

Kenion, 67. 

Kibbey, 67, 285, 297, 299. 

Kibbie, 39, 40. 

Kimerly, 27. 

Kingsley, 90, 100, 119, 296, 303. 

Kingsly, 67, 70, 76, 79. 

Kinsley, 294, 298, 301. 

Kinslie, 296. 

Kinsly, 26, 27, 31, 41, 83. 

Kinnerly, 31. 

Knell, 21. 

Knight, 30, 120, 134.U35. 

Knite, 7, 8. 



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Laake, 93. 

Lake, 67, 69, 70, 75, 83, 99, 109, 121, 128, 134, 

139, 148, 149, 151, 167, 198, 304, 306, 310, 

311. 

Lak, 83, 307, 308. 
Lambert, 16. 
Lanchester, 192. 
Lane, 28, 31, 50, 106, 236, 299. 
Layne, 76, 79. 
Laurence, 274. 

Lawrance, 143, 168, 170, 179, 200, 237, 238. 
Lawrence, 103, 160, 240, 245. 
Leadbetter, 100, 131, 141, 173, 192, 201, 202, 

203, 204, 212, 213, 214, 222, 223, 225, 229, 

237, 239, 243, 251, 253, 262, 264, 269, 270, 

271, 277, 278, 280. 
Ledbetter, 82, 128. 
Leads, 96, 103. 
Leeads, 76. 
Leedes, 277, 279, 314. 

Leeds, 40, 46, 67, 75, 79, 91, 104, 109, 111, 119, 
121, 124, 129, 132, 140, 145, 147, 148, 155. 
158,164, 167, 170, 171, 175, 180, 183, 191, 
194, 196, 197, 201, 202, 207, 211, 213, 222, 
225, 226, 228, 234, 240, 244, 248, 254, 255, 
256, 267, 269, 271, 272, 273, 276, 298, 299, 
313, 317. 

Leids, 40. 

Led, 127. 

Leds, 78. 

Leuit, 26. 

Leurit, 171. 

Levit, 7, 8. 

Levite, 13. 

Lewes, 273. 

Lewice, 233, 237. 

Leichfeild, 247, 258. 

Lichfeild, 258. 

Litchfeild, 274. 

Lion, 141. 

Locke, 91. 

Loke, 28, 50. 

Loucke, 48. 

Long, 101, 115, 148, 150, 153, 155, 155, 167, 
168, 169, 177, 179, 180, 187, 195, 197, 242, 
258, 274, 282. 

Longe, 245, 250. 

Lovell, 2, 7. 

Ludlow, 16, 17, 18, 114. 

Ludlowe, 1,2, 11, 17,19, 

Luis. 24. 

Lumbert, 31. 

Lumburt, 28. 

Lyon, 72, 178, 181, 188, 214, 216, 224, 242, 263, 

272, 308. 
Lyppingcot, 42. 

Makepeace, 15, 19, 21, 26, 81, 32, 43, 46, 106, 
120, 297, 315. 

Makepeas, 78, 190. 

Makepease, 79. 

Makpeace, 62, 297, 315. 

Makpeas, 76. 

Makpease, 60. 

Mamuntauge, 263. 

Marblebead, 134, 135. 

Mare, 155, 235, 242, 245. 

Mars, 242. 

Marsh, Fresh, 17, 22, 43, 47, 51, 59, 117, 118, 
119, 278. 

Marsh. Great, 16, 18, 

Marsh, Salt, 17. 

Marshall, 9, 34, 53, 297. 

Marshfeld, 14, 34. 

Martin, 24, 28, 30, 123, 150, 159, 245. 

Mason, 9, 150, 235, 237, 245, 2J2, 253. 

Mason, 217. 

Mattathewthes, 142. 

Math, 276. 

Mather, 16,30,42, 43, 63, 67, 69, 75, 79, 82, 85, 
87,89, 91, 93, 96, 98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 105, 
108, 109, 112, 114, 116, 121, 123, 126, 127, 
128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 145, 148, 150, 155, 
158, 159, 161, 162, 163, 164, 167, 169, 170, 



176, 177, r 192, 197, 198, 212, 213, 214, 216, 
219, 221, "226, 248, 255, 2ti4, 265, 267, 268, 
269, 270, 271, 272, 279, 294, 303, 306, 308, 
314. 

Mathers, 25. 

Mathes, 276. 

Matthewes, 9. 

Maudesley, 106. 

Maudly, 25. 

Maudsly, 38. 

Mauericke, 26. 

Maverick, 19. 

Mavericke, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. 

Maxfeel, 284, 288. 

Maxfeeld, 285. 

Maxfeild, 93, 96, 100, 103, 108, 142, 151, 159, 
166, 169, 173, 212, 215, 225, 230, 233, 240, 
248, 253, 267, 277, 280. 

Maxfield, 127, 166, 256.. 

Maxfild, 119, 124, 132. 

Mayhew, 61. 

Mead, 70, 101, 109, 114, 116, 135, 150, 152, 161, 
175, 197, 207. 

Meade, 69, 140, 144, 158. 

Mede, 27, 123, 128. 

Mehittabell, 215. 

Mekens, 94, 95, 98, 100, 102. 

Mekings, 103, 104. 

Melton 116, 136, 140, 144, 150, 152, 157, 163, 
166, 168, 182, 184, 191, 192, 205, 209, 216, 
229, 248, 255, 256, 257. 

Milton, 113, 116, 117, 123, 125, 205, 209, 229, 
239, 240, 248, 264, 265, 270, 276. 

Millton, 209. 

Miltowne, 281. 

Memmary, 171. 
Memory, 190, 242, 245, 252. 

Mc-refeild, 165,219,243,261,272. 

Merifeild, 100, 112, 114, 115, 150, 158, 165, 
175, 193, 195, 234, 237, 238, 241, 247, 259. 

Merife,ld, 70, 194, 247. 

Merrifeild, 146, 164, 165, 166, 167, 173, 174, 
181,246. 

Merrifeld, 169. 

Merrifeild, 90, 132, 168. 

Merryfeild, 179, 238, 259. 

Merryfeld, 179. 

Meryfeild, 165. 

Miller, 7, 10, 15, 30, 31, 37, 44, 79, 120, 286. 

Millet, 28, 29, 31, 37, 46, 75, 79, 298. 

Millit, 106. 

Meinot, 20, 25, 29, 35, 38, 53, 285. 

Minett, 71. 

Minott, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 33, 58, 59, 
60, 61, 62, 92, 100, 107, 116, 117, 118, 121, 
123, 124, 133, 136, 137, 139, 140, 143, 144, 
145, 146, 147, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 
155, 158, 159, 160, 162, 164, 166, 167, 169, 
172, 174, 176, 183, 184, 189, 190, 191, 197, 
210, 214, 215, 218, 219, '227, 228, 230, 233, 
235, 239, 240, 242, 244, 246, 249, 251, 253, 
254, 258, 262, 264, 270, 274, 276, 284, 306, 
307, 310, 313, 314, 317, 318. 

Miuott, 32, 45, 67, 71, 75, 81, 83, 98, 102, 103, 
106, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 124, 
125, 128, 133, 273, 276, 277, 308. 

Mintot, 75. 

Moadesly, 149, 158, 192, 197, 201, 205, 215. 

Moadsly, 172, 240. 

Modesley, 109, 234, 255, 256. 

Modesly, 227, 230, 232, 236, 248. 

Modsley, 132, 263, 265, 267, 268, 269, 273, 276, 
277, 279. 

Modsly, 205, 207, 259. 

Moltz, 226. 

Moninges, 305. 

Moone, 29, 32. 

Moore, 6, 10, 15, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 30, 34. 

Morgan, 159. 

Morrell, 178. 

Mos, 244. 

Mosely, 315, 317. 

Mosly, 207. 

Mott, 246. 



INDEX. 



329 



Muning, 99. 

Muningns, 32. 

Munings, 25, 106, 148, 304. 

Munnings, 15, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 33, 80, 81, 

82, 120, 153. 
Mynot, 78, 79, 304. 
Mynott, 69, 73, 85. 

Nahaton, 262, 273. 

Naponset, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 40, 89, 137, 

139, 146, 164, 175, 183, 188, 189, 218, 233, 

278. 
Naponsett, 1, 6, 7, 20, 22, 108, 110, 117, 149, 

256. 

Naponsit, 143. 
Norponsit, 316. 
Narraganset, 18. 
Narrowmoore, 122. 
Natick, 68. 
Naticke, 68. 
Neck, 28, 40, 41, 48, 49, 140, 151, 158, 164, 184, 

197, 204, 212, 215, 222, 230,248,254,263, 

268, 269, 283, 301, 309, 311. 
Necke, 32, 33, 49, 86, 88, 91, 93, 96, 99, 100, 

114, 279. 

Necke Capts, 39, 267, 269, 276. 
Necke Captaines, 58, 297. 
Necke Captains, 132, 140, 149, 164, 183. 
Necke Captayne'a, 37, 305, 306, 314. 
Necke Captines, 47, 293. 
Necke Captins, 78, 91, 139, 151, 175, 176, 190, 

191, 197, 207, 211, 215, 222, 230, 231, 248, 

253, 263. 

Necke Capttins, 75, 76. 
Necke Great, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 53, 80. 
Necke Hackines, 50. 
Necke Hilly's, 79. 
Necke Ludlowes, 13, 26, 28, 34, 35. 
Necke Ludlows, 169. 
Necke Pine, 26, 49, 58, 59, 79. 
Necke Pyne. 27, 28, 30. 
Necke Pynne, 58. 
Necke Squantum, 13, 15, 18, 25, 34, 43, 44,57, 

87, 104, 125, 131, 141, 316. 
Necke Squantomse, 87. 
Necke quantq, 7. 

Newbery, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 20, 29, 37. 
Newman, 43. 

Newton, 2, 8, 28, 32, 62, 147, 150, 173, 186. 
Nile, 7, 8, 30. 
Northampton, 185. 
Northamton, 93. 

Oldrig, 28. 

Oliuer, 27, 144, 145, 155, 285, 287. 

Olleur, 49. 

Olliuer, 159. 

Osburn, 242, 247. 

Osburne, 238, 242. 

Paale, 167. 

Pale, 149, 151, 173, 175, 176, 183, 204. 

Palle, 140. 

Paine, 70, 90, 186. 

Painter, 249. 

Park, 79. 

Parke, 78. 

Parkeman, 2, 15, 17, 18. 

Parker, 2, 9, 25, 30, 35, 40, 154, 179, 185, 217, 

229, 231. 
Parkes, 72, 75. 
Parmiter, 144. 
Parpointe, 318. 
Parpoynt, 319. 
Pason, 117, 118, 157, 167, 173, 189, 226, 236, 

249, 251, 255, 257, 258, 261, 267, 277. 
Patten, 43, 52, 70, 71, 72, 79, 81, 83, 86, 87, 88, 

89, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99, 102, 106, 108, 109, 

110, 148, 151, 161, 176, 199, 230, 294, 299, 

314, 317, 318. 

Paul, 253, 261, 268, 275, 277, 278, 279. 
Paule, 148, 155, 178, 190, 191, 194, 195, 213, 

221,225,230. 



Paull, 178, 195, 225, 240, 243. 

Palle, 140. 

Pay son, 260, 262. 

Pearce, 3, 7, 15, 67, 81, 106, 139. 

Pearse, 76, 298, 305. 

Peirce, 145, 147, 151, 157, 191, 198, 211, 237, 
270. 

Pierce, 19, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 40, 
44. 

Pears, 58, 79, 106. 

Peck, 229. 

Pecke, 311. 

Peecke, 11. 

Pecocke, 89. 

Pelton, 91, 92, 148, 149, 168, 207, 215, 219, 
230, 232, 237, 238, 243, 246, 259, 261, 273, 
319. 

Pequoit, 287. 

Pharnesworth, 38. 

Pharneworth, 31, 32, 39. 

Pharnworth, 80, 98. 

Pharnworthe, 81. 

Phelipes, 71. 

Phellps, 2, 4, 7, 12. 

Phelps.l, 3, 4, 7, 10. 

Philips, 20, 21, 35, 79. 

Phillipes, 285, 297. 

Phillips, 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 26, 
27, 28, 30, 32, 39, 41, 46, 49, 58, 79, 106, 
115, 294, 296, 297, 298, 304, 308. 

Philps, 13. 

Picher, 67, 79, 109. 

Pitcher, 7, 8, 25, 30, 46, 106, 194. 

Picker, 76. 

Picther, 79. 

Pierce, 19, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 40, 
44. 

Peirce, 145, 147, 151, 157, 191, 198, 211, 237, 
270. 

Pig, 233. 

Pigg, 206. 

Pilsbury, 303. 

Pincheon, 7. 

Pinney, 2. 

Pinny, 14. 

Place, 156. 

Plimoth, 140, 152, 166, 187. 

Plimouth, 34, 169. 

Plum, 125, 146, 181, 185, 189, 192, 193, 208, 
214, 237, 259, 271. 

Plumb, 98, 112, 114, 115, 134, 199. 

Plume, 82, 85, 181, 189. 

Plumme, 133. 

Poape, 8, 21, 26, 29. 

Pope, 14, 25, 80, 40, 46, 48, 49, 67, 75, 76, 79, 
85, 91, 96, 100, 103, 106, 109, 120, 131, 158, 
163, 164, 206, 207, 208, 209, 228, 237, 247, 
249, 259, 294, 305, 307, 310, 314. 

Pop, 246. 

Pole, 101, 102, 107, 115, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 
125, 127, 130, 131, 134,, 135, 136, 145, 152, 
169, 171. 

Pommery, 16. 

Pond, 72, 80, 96, 97, 100, 101, 109, 111, 112, 
121, 128, 129, 130, 132, 145, 146, 148, 150, 
153, 155, 158, 161, 166, 170, 173, 176, 180, 
191, 195, 196, 202, 204, 210, 218, 222, 225, 
228, 229, 230, 235, 336, 244, 258, 265, 266, 
268, 269, 275, 278, 279, 281, 294, 308, 319. 

Ponde, 85. 

Pons, 82. 

Poole, 108, 111, 114, 115, 116, 144, 145, 153, 
267. 

Poolle, 145. 

Pound, 71, 75, 81, 82, 83. 

Poynt, Fox, 11, 28,35. 

Poynt, Bowwow, 290. 

Poynt, Sandy, 11. 

Prescot, 128. 

Preecott, 100. 

Preston, 15, 31, 40, 96, 100, 103, 109, 114, 117, 
122, 123, 132, 137, 138, 140, 141, 149, 153, 
162, 166, 167, 170, 173, 180, 188, 202, 204, 
205, 206, 210, 211, 213, 214, 216, 221, 225, 



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227, 228. 229, 239, 243, 251, 254, 261, 263, 

269, 278, 279, 281, 318, 319. 
Price, 15, 30. 
Prise, 86, 101, 102. 
Priest, 29, 32. 
Pristes, 315. 
Procter, 9, 14, 15, 28, 29, 30, 64, 85, 90, 106, 

116, 126, 127, 128, 162, 199, 298, 301. 
Proctor, 48, 92, 105, 123, 132. 
Puffer, 254, 270, 275. 
Pumery, 2. 
Pummery, 3. 
Pumry, 4. 

Puncapag, 236, 239, 251 . 
Punchapage, 229. 
Punkapag, 153. 
Punkapage, 191. 
Punkapauge, 264, 
Punkepag, 140. 
Punkepage, 71, 140, 166. 
Punquepaug, 280. 
Purchase, 2, 11, 14, 15, 24, 27, 31, 43. 



Rainsford, 6, 

Ransford, 5. 

Raynsford, 1. 

Randall, 2. 

Randel, 10. 

Ranford, 11. 

Rawelines, 7, 8. 

Rawlins, 57. 

Rawson, 311. 

Read, 21, 31, 32, 43, 54, 120. 

Reade, 44. 

Reed, 286. 

Redman, 81, 100, 102, 103, 104, 111, 113, 116. 

Redmen, 116. 

Rehobeth, 309. 

Rentham, 268. 

Riall, 281, 283, 288. 

Riu. Muddie, 285. 

River Mother Brooks, 21, 37, 124, 203. 

River Naponset, 12, 13, 21, 27, 29, 34, 40, 51, 

132, 271. 

River Naponsett, 89, 94, 96, 98, 117, 120. 
River Neponset, 24, 296. 
River Neponsett, 76. 
River Nerponsett, 74. 
River Norponsit, 60, 62, 305, 309. 

River Smelt, 94, 104. 

River Wadeing, 159, 194. 

River Wading, 179. 

Ryall, 196, 227, 228, 232, 261, 263, 265, 272, 
274. 

Richards, 2, 3, 9, 10, 18, 20, 26, 27, 29. 

Rigbe, 186, 256. 

Rigbee, 138, 148, 170, 254. 

Rigbey, 114, 220. 

Rigby, 31, 76,79, 131, 140, 158, 159, 163, 166, 
177, 194. 

Rigbye, 106, 141. 

Rise, 261. 

Robbinson, 160, 243, 288. 

Robenson, 87, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 9f>, 100, 
101, 102, 103, 104, 108, 109, 112, 115, 117, 
118, 119, 268, 270, 279, 307. 

Robinson, 85, 122, 129, 132, 136, 137, 139, 140, 
146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 152, 153, 169, 173, 
175, 184, 196, 198, 207, 209, 215, 218, 221, 
225, 230, 234, 240, 243, 247, 250, 255, 260, 
262. 264, 266, 267, 270, 276, 283, 284, 287, 
308. 

Robinsonn, 67. 

Robeson, 108. 

Roberts, 158, 177, 242, 263. 

Robts, 218. 

Rocke, 5, 7, 8. 

Rocke Greete, 64. 

Rocket, 2, 4, 7, 10, 15, 32. 

Rockewell, 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 13, 17, 19. 

Rockwell, 17, 18, 26, 48. 

Rockesbury, 2. 

Rocksberry, 132. 



277, 



Rocksbery, 117, 140, 152, ]57, 166, 177, 179, 

191, 194, 222, 223, 235, 251, 304. 
Rogers, 187, 233. 
Rosbery, 308. 
Rosciter, 5, 6, 10. 
Rosseter, 1. 
Rossiter, 10, 17. 
Roxburie, 99, 103. 
Roxbury, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 24, 34, 58, 68, 70, 

72, 75', 80, 90, 91, 261, 264, 265,267,276, 

277, 302, 307. 
Rush, 75, 121, 315. 
Russell, 2, 133, 152, 162, 271. 
Ryall, 196, 227, 228, 232, 261, 263, 265, 272, 

274. 
Rylands, 69. 



Sachem, 126. 

Saitt, 305. 

Salsbery, 234. 

Salsbury, 59. 

Salsbor, 63. 

Samfford, 14. 

Sampford, 15, 22, 29, 31, 42. 

Sanders, 111, 133, 164, 175, 184, 221, 222, 
238, 241, 242, 243, 244, 246, 247, 250, 
260, 261, 262, 271, 273. 

Saunders, 296. 

Sandford, 8. 

Sauders, 226. 

Sea-cunk, 143. 

Searle, 110, 145, 146, 148, 177, 258, 274, 
278. 

Searell, 147. 

Selleck, 106. 

Sellecke, 43. 

Sension, 14, 22, 31, 33, 41, 205, 206. 

Senssion, 302. 

Siluester, 243. 

Silvister, 22. 

Simons, 98. 

Skriuen, 97. 

Scriuen, 101. 

Skilton, 228. 

Sraead, 120, 

Smed, 27, 30. 

Smith, 1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 29, 30, 32, 39, 46, 47 
59, 61, 62, 63, 67, 69, 70, 73. 76, 79, 
82, 83, 88, 90, 91, 96, 97, 98; 100, 101, 
103, 104, 106, 107, 109, 117, 118, 119, 
122, 125, 127, 133, 135, 137, 138, 139, 
141, 142, 148, 150, 151, 152, 157. 158, 
160, 164, 167, 173, 174, 176, 180, 184, 
219, 223, 225, 227, 228, 250, 253, 258, 
303, 305, 306, 307, 310, 311, 312, 317, 
320. 

Smyth, 294, 304. 

Snellen, 221. 

Solsbury, 62. 

Sommer, 14. 

Somner, 28, 38, 39, 41, 78, 81, 283, 319. 

Son, 228. 

Sones, 120. 

Sould, 34. 

Southcott, 4. 



53, 

8<V 
102, 
121, 
140, 
159, 
213, 
286, 
318, 



Spur, 70, 90, 167, 193, 199, 238. 

Spurr, 104, 185, 215, 218, 276. 

Spure, 173, 260. 

Squantum, 13, 59. 

Starcy, 32, 34. 

Stanton, 60, 74, 75, 98, 99, 146, 149, 157, 

190, 191, 242, 243, 259, 261, 267, 272, 

305, 309, 312. 
Starr, 286. 
Steuens, 256. 
Stiles, 114, 122, 181, 183, 193, 194, 195, 

202, 208, 222, 228, 229, 237, 251, 257, 

260. 

Stilles, 260. 
Stills, 100. 
Stils, 246, 257, 259. 
Stock, 160, 165, 166, 168, 173, 174. 
Stoton, 67, 75, 82. 
Stoughtoan, 209. 



182, 

282, 



197, 
258, 



INDEX. 



331 



Stoughton, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 
19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 
41, 44, 47, 49, 54, 67, 78, 83, 91,96,99, 103, 
104, 105, 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 



115, 116, 118, 120, 121, 122, 124 
135, 140, 142, 145, 149, 150, 155 
162, 163, 164,170, 171, 175, " 
185, 188, 190, 191, 196, 197, 198 
204, 205, 207, 208, 209, 212, 215 
248, 249, 255, 257, 263, 267, 269 
284, 287, 288, 292, 294, 295, 303 



128, 132, 

158, 159, 

183, 184, 

200, 201, 

230, 239, 

280, 283, 
314. 



8(, ZC 

Stougton, 184. 

Stouhton, 159. 

Stovghton, 25. 

Btowghton, 83, 285. 

Stoughons, 85. 

Straight, 274. 

Strang, 8. 

Stumr, 28. 

Suffolk, 133, 140. 

Burner, 67. 

Summer, 1, 21, 126. 

Bumne, 37. 

Sumner, 15, 24, 25, 27, 31, 32, 35, 46, 52, 57, 
67, 71, 76, 80, 85, 91,^93, 94, 98, 102, 106, 
108, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 
119, 120, 122, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129, 132, 
135, 136, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 
146, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 
158, 160, 161, 163, 164, 166, 167, 168, 169, 
170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 179, 180, 182, 183, 
185, 186, 188, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 198, 
199, 202, 203, 204, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 
213, 218, 219, 223, 228, 229, 233, 235, 239, 
240, 241, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 
254, 256,257, 258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 
267, 270, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 280, 
281, 283, 285, 288, 292, 298, 301, 307, 309, 
313, 316, 319. 

Swamp-Beare, 214. 

Swamp Comon, 187, 209, 214, 216, 218, 219, 
220. 222, 234, 248, 250, 256, 265, 278, 280. 

Swamp Ceder, 218. 

Swamp Sedar, 84. 

Swamp Seder, 163_._ 

Swamp Cedar Comon, 220. 

Swamp Dead, 7, 11, 18, 40. 

Swamp Purgatory, 94, 120, 135, 221, 275, 276. 

Swamp Purgetory, 284. 

Sweet, 198. 

8 weft, 75. 

Swift, 8, 14, 15, 16, 28, 31, 43, 93, 96, 99, 101, 
103, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 116, 121, 
123, 128, 133, 135, 139, 142, 144, 148, 158, 
160, 163, 180, 182, 183, 191, 194, 195, 201, 
202, 203, 204, 205, 211, 213, 222, 225, 227, 
232, 244, 256, 269, 310, 311, 312. 

Swifte, 82. 

Tabor, 61. 

Talbut, 226, 228, 239, 247, 250. 

Tanton, 57, 179, 194, 232. 

Taunton, 278. 

Terry, 1, 10. 

Thomas, 239. 

Thorneton, 3, 8, It, 14, 15. 

Thornton, 79, 302. 

Tileston, 46, 100, 157. 

Tileetone, 7, 8, 18. 29, 31, 76, 85, 89, 108, 122, 
128, 172, 264, 268, 294. 

Tiliston, 239. 

Tillestone, 71. 

Tillstone, 263, 266, 319. 

Tilston, 141, 145, 147, 167, 169, 171, 174, 186, 
188, 190, 191, 202, 20ti, 207, 210, 211, 213, 
215, 220, 2-22, 223, 225, 226, 229, 230, 234, 
235, 236, 239, 243, 248, 251, 253, 276, 314. 

Tilstone, 79, 106,114,148,155, 167, 171, 172, 
173, 177, 17S, 181, 190, 191, 194, 197, 204, 
262, 263, 264, 266, 267, 268, 273, 274, 275, 
276, 277, 279, 281. 

Tilsto, 276. 

Tilley, 2. 

Tillie, 27. 



Tilly, 2, 11,18,26,30. 

Tillies, 297. 

Tilliyes, 305. 

Tint/, 123, 169, 170. 

Tiling, 87. 

Tinnge, 82. 

Tyng, 133. 

Toleman, 71, 122, 124, 132. 

Tollman, 69, 75, 312. 

Tolman, 41, 91, 96, 103, 110, 111, 114, 139, 140, 
147, 148, 149, 152, 153, 157, 164, 167, 172, 
173, 174, 183, 191,194, 198, 202, 204, 207 

210, 211,216,219,220, 222,223, 224, '226 
227, 228, 229, 230, 232, 238, 239, 241, 242 
243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 249, 2oO, 251, 253 
256, 262, 263, 264, 267, 276, 278, 279, 280 
284, 306,311,312. 

Touleman, 76, 79, 84. 

Tomkins, 30. 

Tomkines, 27. 

Tomeon, HI. 

Tookes, 14. 

Topham, 75. 

Topleus, 69. 

Topley, 31, 61, 114. 

Toply,62. 

Toplif, 62, 106, 167, 174, 176, 225, 233, 239, 

240, 246, 256, 259. 
Toplife, 76. 
Topliff, 241, 281, 28o. 
Topliffe, 240, 266, 270, 278. 
Topleafe, 91, 99. 
Tory, 117. 
Tredwell, 31, 34. 
Tree, 143, 150, 153, 160. 
Trescot, 94, 116, 129, 144, 148, 171, 176, 191, 

200, 201, 206, 215, 217, 218, 219, 220, 222, 

225, 228, 230, 234, 238, 239, 241, 244, 247, 

251, 252, 255, 263, 277, 307. 
Trescote, 260, 262, 267, 269, 270, 272, 273, 275, 

276, 278. 
Trescott, 81, 89, 91, 95, 96, 98, 125, 135, 197, 

217, 227. 

Triscot, 282, 311. 
Triscott, 76, 88, 282. 
Trobridg, 37. 

Trobridge, 28, 30, 37, 41, 53. 
Trobrige, 27. 
Trot, 103, 108, 131, 133, 151, 164, 167, 183, 197, 

211, 219, 225, 247, 256, 257, 269, 277, 314. 
Trote, 308. 

Trott, 67, 69, 96, 97, 104, 122, 125, 135, 147, 

263, 276, 279, 284. 
Tuchcl, 78, 99, 101, 110, 112. 
Tuchell, 76, 79. 
Tuchill, 7, 15, 30. 
Tuchine, 8. 
Tucker, 219, 224, -242. 
Turner, 40, 76, 78, 103, 106, 10P, 116, 171, 185, 

237, 259, 313. 
Twichell, 59. 
Twitchill, 35, 115. 

Uucattel, 97. 
Unquatie, 109. 
Unquetie, 103, 104. 
Upsall, 9, 19, 26, 31, 106. 
Upshall, 33, 48, 60. 
Usher, 318, 319. 

Varworth, 299. 

Vmfres, 75. 

Vmphery, 123. 

Voce, 81. 

Vose, 84, 85, 88, 90, 94, 102, 181, 261, 264, 275, 

281,282. 
Vosse, 182. 
Vpsal, 52. 

Vpsall, 2, 8, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 26, 35, 46, 52. 
Vpshall, 286. 
Vsher, 131. 

Wade, 14, 24, 27, 28, 31. 
Wadsworth, 103. 
gunman, 202, 229. 



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INDEX. 



Wales, 31, 71, 83, 106, 134, 142, 147, 158, 164, 
168, 169, 174, 176, 181, 182, 191, 207, 222, 
223, 237, 238, 240, 241, 245, 247, 248, 255, 
260, 261, 263, 267, 270, 277, 285, 286, 297, 
317. 

Walles, 87. 

Wals, '247. 

"Wampampeg, 287. 

Wanerite, 88. 

Warara,3. 

Warham, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 106. 

Wareham, 16. 

Warner, 122. 

Waterhouse, 40. 

Watesworth, 286. 

Way, 2, 27, 29", 30, 31, 32, 40, 76, 78, 79, 92, 
294, 301. 

Wave, 46, 59, 100, 106. 

Wayes, 17. 

Waymouth, 53, 216. 

Webb, 285. 

Weekes, 28, 54, 58, 86, 99, 106, 109, 114, 165, 
263, 267, 268, 269, 272, 273, 274, 275, 277, 
279, 280, 292, 296, 297, 298, 303, 314. 

Weeks, 30, 63, 87, 132, 139, 144, 148, 157, 161, 
175, 185, 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 197, 198, 
201, 202, 206, 208, 212, 213, 219, 221, 222, 
225, 230, 235, 237, 241, 244, 247, 248, 249, 
253, 255, 256, 292, 311. 

Weiks, 148, 150, 164, 166, 187, 196. 

Welsteed, 271. 

Westfeild, 3, 6, 10. 

Weswall, 71, 72, 81, 82. 

Weswal, 75. 

Whetcomb, 30. . 

Whetcome, 40, 120. 

Whitcomb, 18. 

Whigbt, 48. 

Whiple, 78. 

Whiplle, 76. 

Whipple, 27. 

Whit, 97, 100, 139, 158, 169, 175, 180, 183, 194, 
207, 209, 211, 222, 232, 234, 239, 249, 250, 
251. 

White, 18, 27, 30, 69, 71, 103, 114, 117, 149, 
158, 163, 249, 251, 265, 267, 275. 

Whiteman, 21, 25, 

Whitman, 29. 

Whiting, 124, 209, 240, 247. 

Whitting, 238. 

Wiat, 83, 284. 

Wiet, 189, 243, 277. 

Wiett, 185. 

Wickes, 49. 

Wilcock, 121. 

Wilcocke, 103, 115. 

Willcocke, 109, 113. 

Wiles, 106, 151. 

Wilkeines, 19, 21. 

Wilkeins, 1, 29, 30, 82, 40. 

Wilkines, 76. 

Wilkins, 78, 106. 

Wilkinson, 131. 

Wilkison, 131. 

Wilkns, 46. 

Williames, 268, 271, 274, 279. 

Williams, 2, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 57, 91, 
149, 214, 222, 228, 238, 239, 243, 269, 271, 
274, 275, 280, 314. 

Willice, 215. 

Willis, 76, 78. 

Wills, 132, 133. 

Wils, 140, 141, 150, 160. 

Willson, 13, 35. 

Wilson, 32. 

Wilton, 3, 5. 



Winchell, 14. 

Wisall, 102, 119. 

Wisswale, 85. 

Wiswal, 57, 150, 154, 158, 164, 313. 

Wiswale, 85, 318. 

Wisvall, 28, 37, 38, 45, 48, 52, 54, 57, 58, 59, 
67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 79, 82, 86, 89, 
91, 96, 99, 101, 103, 106, 107, 109, 110, 111, 
114, 126, 129, 136, 140, 143, 148, 149, 151, 
152, 157, 164, 168, 169, 281, 291, 292, 298, 
302, 303, 304, 305, 308, 310, 314. 

Wisweell, 219. 

Wiswel, 175, 197, 207, 209, 211, 213, 222, 262, 

263, 264, 266, 275, 278. 

Wiswell, 31, 32, 41, 99, 116, 134, 139, 172, 184, 
188, 191, 192, 198, 213, 214, 215, 220, 221, 
225, 228, 229, 230, 232, 235, 236, 240, 242, 
244, 248, 250, 255, 258, 268, 269, 275, 282, 
287, 295, 303, 306, 313. 

Wiswol, 57. 

Wiswoll, 39. 

Wiswool, 38. 

Wizwall, 128, 132. 

Witchfeild, 2, 6, 8, 11, 31. 

Witchffeild, 43. 

Wicthfeild, 29. 

Witherington, 75, 306, 307, 310, 313, 317, 318. 

Withington, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 30, 33, 34, 41, 
43, 67, 76, 79, 85, 88, 90, 93, 96, 99, 103, 
106, 109, 114, 119, 121, 132, 140, 147, 148, 
150, 164, 166, 167, 169, 170, 171, 175, 180, 
181, 183, 184, 192, 194, 196, 198, 200, 204, 
205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 
215, 217, 218, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 
227, 230, 232, 234, 236, 237, 239, 243, 247, 
248, 249, 250, 251, 253, 257, 260, 262, 263, 

264, 265, 270, 276, 277, 278, 280, 281, 283, 
284, 287, 296, 299, 302, 316. 

Withinton, 395. 

Wodsworth, 257. 

Wolcot, 26. 

Wollcott, 10. 

Woolcott, 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11. 

Wolleston, Mount, 18. 

Womsly, 195. 

Wood, 38, 237, 241, 253, 254, 308. 

Woods, 311. 

Woodard, 71, 75, 87, 88. 

Wooddard, 67. 

Woodward, 67, 86, 88, 90, 91, 96, 97, 118, 194, 

209, 221, 306, 309, 310, 316. 
Woodcock, 194. 
Wrentham, 279, 

Wright, 8, 14, 15, 16, 80, 42, 106, 150. 
Wyatt, 104. 
Wyet, 278. 

Surnames Omitted. 

Allexand , 304. 

Bartholmew , 214, 287, 309. 313, 314, 

315, 316, 317. 
Frances , 211, 216, 217, 241, 2-13, 244, 

247. 
Francis, 260. 

Frank , 244, 247, 254. 

Franke , 253. 

Franks , 211, 243. 

Richard , 45. 

Indians. 

Abda, the Indian, 87. 
Joseph, a Mashapag Endian, 137. 
Shocho, the Indian, 227. 
Willm, the Indian, 306, 310. 



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