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

GOVERNMENT DOCUMi 

OE .NT 

BOSTON P 



A REPORT 



OP THE 




RECORD COMMISSIONERS 



OP THE 



CITY OF BOSTON, 



CONTAINING THE 



BOSTON RECORDS FROM 1660 TO 1701, 




2. - 






BOSTON : 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

NO. 39 ARCH STREET. 

1881. 



[DOCUMENT 50 1881.] 



CITY OF BOSTON, 




A REPORT 



RECORD COMMISSIONERS, 



The Record Commissioners herewith submit the seventh 
volume of the publications issued under the authority and at 
the expense of the City of Boston. It is a continuation of 
the Town Records from the point at which their second 
printed volume closed, and includes all the records from 
March llth, 1660-1, to March 10th, 1700-1. Up to this latter 
date the records of town meetings were kept with those of 
meetings of the Selectmen ; from this date they are in separate 
books. It seemed best to close this report at the point of 
division, in order that hereafter the Town Records may be 
printed in one series, and the Selectmen's Records in another. 
It is unnecessary to point out the value of the volume here 
presented to the public, but attention may be called to the 
careful " Index of Places and Subjects," prepared by Mr. 
John T. Priest, assistant City Clerk, by which reference to 
the valuable records is so greatly facilitated. 

The Commissioners have the material prepared for a vol- 
ume of the earliest records of births, deaths, and marriages, 
contained in the records of the Town Clerk and of the First 
Church, which will be sent to press forthwith. It is also their 
intention to continue the publication of the Town Records, 
believing that no more important duty can be found. As 
this volume has been stereotyped, it wifl be always possible 
to supply copies to all persons having any reasonable claim. 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE, 
WILLIAM S. APPLETON, 

Record Commissioners. 
, BOSTON, December, 1881. 



2 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Mr Tho. Lake, Jos. Scottow, Sam Bennitt, & Jn Tuttill for 
Perambulation betweene Boston & L}'nn. 

Itt is ordered 3'* y e Constable of muddy riuer seize y e ra}*les & 
payles cleft on y c Comon b\ r Leiu' Remington & to dispose of them 
to y c Townes Treasurer 8 order. 

Whereas }' e Pitts by Henry Bridgams were lett to Cap 1 Johnson 
for 7 3*eares & hee hath this day desired a release of his contract w th 
y e Towne, y e same being accepted by us, y e fore mentioned Pitts 
are now lett to Henry Bridgam for 7 yeares, hee paying 15 s p. 
annu to y e Townes Treasurer. 

W m Wliittwell is licensed to draw beere for this yeare, Goodwife 
Vpsall hath y e . like liberty, Clement Gross hath y e like liberty, as 
also W m Pollard. 

Itt is Ordered y* no person shall fell any timber vpon any of y e 
Townes Comons upon paenalty of 10" for every tree felled withoutt 
leaue. 

Peter Olliuer & Peter Aspinwall are deputed to joyne w th Cam- 
bridg men to lay outt a high way from Muddy-riuer to Cambridg. 

Jtt is Ordered y* y e surveyor 8 of y e high wa}-es att muddy riuer 
shall forth w th repa3*re 3 76 high wa3' to Water towne mill where itt is 
dcfectiue. 

Edward Cowell & Joseph Gridley are chosen to bee execution's 
of y* Townes orders respecting swine for this j'eare in considera- 
tion whereof all fines except forfeitures shall accrue to y e s d ptyes. 

8:2: 1661. Att a generall Townes-meeting upon publick notice 
from house to house Vpon y e Petition of Leiu* Rob* Turner & 
Peter Olliuer respecting y e Cedar swa-mp att Muddy Riuer w ch . was 
lett to them by Lease 3-* y e s d . Lease may bee for euer. Itt is 
Ordered, y e Propriety of y e s d swamp shall belong to y e . s d p'tyes 
for euer upon y e . paym* of 3** rent mentioned in y e former Lease. 

In answer to Mr Scottowes petition Itt is ordered 3'* y e former 
Comittee deputed y e 5-9-60 be appointed w th such other of y e an- 
cient select men as Mr Scottow pleases to giue answer on y e 
Townes behalfe to y e s d petiSon. 

The Instructions for y e select men signed by y* Committee 
appointed to draw them vp, being read, were voted 3** the3* should 
bee in force till new were appointed. 

[3.] 29 : 2 : 1661. Att a meeting of Jn. Hull, Jo 8 . Scottow. 
Hez. Usher, Peter Olliver & W m . Davis Whereas W m Blantan 
hath hired some pcells of land for 7 yeares next ensuing beginning 
3' e first month the dimensions of y e s d land is 8 Rod 6 foote 4 
inches in front next y e high wa3 r , & in length downe to y e sea, in 
consideration whereof hee is to pay 14" p. annum to y e Townes 
Treasurer & all records of form r . contracts are hereby made null 

W m Wardell is allowed to draw beere for y* yeare ensuing. 
Lieut: Rob 1 Turner hath y e . like liberty granted to him 

Tho 8 Blott is chosen Cow keeper for this 3*eare. 

Itt is Ordered y* y e Constables begin their watch y e 1 st of y* 3 mo . 
att night according to instructions to former Constables & to con- 
tinue 3 re . s d watch till farther order bee taken to y e . contrarj* 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1GG1. 3 

Peter Olliuer is chosen sealer of Weights & measures in y e [ilace 
of Nat. Williams deceased. 

Whereas a small pcell of land was some yeares since sold to 
M r John Newgate lying on y e east side of his land in Sudbury 
streete & is now fenced in by him ; y e s d land is hereby confirmed 
to M r Jn Newgate for euer. 

Itt is Ordered y* two foote of ground bee allowed to M r Symon 
Lyndes land att y e southeast end of his stone house by y e dock & 
so to rang along euen w th y e cellar doore att y e east end of his s d 
house, w ch land is allowed him in consideration of his taking in an 
old ware house into his yard whereby y e high way is enlarged. 

Whereas sundry of y e Inhabitants desire to keepe sheepe vpon 
y e Comon instead of Cowes, Itt is ordered y* all such psons shall 
pvide a keeper for theire sheepe ; & if any sheepe bee found w th outt 
a keeper, itt shall be lawfuli for any pson to impound such sheepe, 
for w ch y* owners shall pay 2 d for euery sheepe so impounded, & 
shall be lyable to pay all damage done to any by them, in inclos- 
ures or otherwise. 

Itt is Ordered y* all swine within the Towne shall bee kept vp 
in their owners ground, & if any swine bee found abroad after y e 
last day of y e next month, y e owners of such swine so found 
abroad shall pay 2 8 - 6 d - for euery such swine so found abroad & 
Edward Cowell & Joseph Gridly are required to give notice hereof 
to all y e Inhabitants forthwith from house to house. 

Itt is Ordered y* M r Vsher & M r Hull demaund & receiue M* 
Webbs legac} T of J100 & to giue a discharge ony e Townes behalfe. 

Voted att y e Gen. Townes meeting y e 8. 2. 61. y* whereas Capt 
James Johnson is to pay his rent y e first of March in euery yeare 
vpon forfeiture as in his deed bearing date y c 60 is exprest, 

Itt is now further agreed y 1 if hee miss paym* y e s d day, y e Treasurer 
of y* Towne is to demaund y e s d rent, & y* sum of 10 s . more (w ch hee 
[4.] is to pay for y e first default of paym*) then y e s d Rent, & if 
liee pay nott y e s d Rent & 10 s more by y e 1 st of May following, then 
to pay 40 9 . more for y e 2 d default. And if ye Rent & if y e s d 50 s . 
bee nott p d by y e 1 st of June following, then to pay 3 more, y 1 is 
in all 5. 10". besides y e Rent in y e s d deed. And if all y e Rents & 
y e s d 5. 10 s . bee nott p d y e s d 1 st of June, then y e forfeiture to bee 
fully exacted, as in y e s d deed is expressed. And y e full intent 9f 
this vote is y' y e forfeitture bee nott exacted till y e Towne Treas- 
urer have made three demaunds of y e s d rent. 

27: 3: 61. Att a meeting of M? Tho. Lake, Jn? Hull Peter 
Olliver, Hez. Usher & W? Davis, Whereas Alexander Adams hath 
taken vp an Anchor on y e Flatts, w ch hauing beene cried, & no 
owner appeares Itt is ordered y 1 y e s d Anchor shall be d'd. to y e 
Townes Treasurer, & y* y e s d water bayliffes shall haue of y e s d 
Anchor if nott owned. 

This day a Rate for y e Townes occasions 'was made to y e sum of 
265. 7. 2 d . & d'd to y e Constables to bee forw th leuied. 

24: 4: 61. Att a meeting of Jo? Scottow, Peter Olliver, Tho, 
Lake, Hez. Usher, Jn? Hull & W m Davis 



4 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Itt is Ordered y* Rich: Taylor shall enjoy y e shop vncler y 6 stayres 
att y e west end of y e Towne-house during his life & his wiues life, 
paying y e yearely rent of 30 8 ., y e one hnlfe in mony, y e other in 
goods or corne, hee fitting vp y e s d shop att his owne charge, & y* 
s d shop to bee left after their death w th all y e appurtenances to y e 
Towues vse w th outt any consideration from y e Towne. And }* e rea- 
son of taking no more Rent is, because his charge of fitting vp y e s d 
shop amounts to 10. 

Edward Barker is ordered to dig y e new buriall place orderly 
either beginning att one end or one side & so la} T y e Corps orderly 
to bee buried. 

Whereas y e line between Boston & Lyn hath nott beene laid outt 
hitherto, Itt is now mutually agreed betweene y e select men of both 
townes y* y e s d line shall bee run by L. Fisher & Jno. Gardiner, if 
to bee had, or some other Artist, as by y e agreem 1 by y e s d Select- 
men mutually subscribed more fully appeares. 

29 : 5. 61. Att a meeting of Peter Olliver, Tho. Lake, Josh: 
Scottow, Hez^Usher, Jn? Hull & W m . Davis Voted vpon y e ques- 
tion by }' e Comittee appointed att y e Gen Townes-meeting, whether 
Jos. Scottow shall couer y e hutts, as the}' were before, att y e three 
anglis of y e draw-bridg, nottw th standing y e . former Act of y e Comit- 
tee prouided y e way by y' Hutt next Jn. Batemans bee left so, as 
to rowle a hhd. in & outt to his yard. Itt was voted in y e affirm a- 
tiue. 

[5.] 26 : 6 : 61. Att a meeting of Hezekiah Usher, John Hull, 
Thomas Lake, Peter Olliver & W m . Davis 

Itt is Ordered y* y e Townes Treasurer shall forthwith agree w th 
Henry Messenger or some other workman to secure y e foundation 
of y e Towne house from damage as also an} T other p' of y e house. 

Itt is Ordered y* y e Treasurer shall allow for y* keeping of Eliza- 
beth Habeli in y e time of her sickness, outt of y e Townes stock. 

Mr Anthony Stodard was chosen Comissioner this day by y 9 
Towne meeting to jovne w 111 y e select men for making y e Country 
Rate. 

27 : 8 : 61. Att a meeting of W m . Davis, Hezekiah Usher, Jn. 
Hull- Peter Olliver & Tho. Lake 

Itt is Agreed with W m Ireland & Aron Way to make and keepe 
in sufficient repayre all y e country high way from y e foote of pow- 
der borne hill to Mr Newgates lott for y* space of 10 yeares next 
ensuing, & to leaue y e same in y* like sufficient repayre att y e end 
of y e tearme afores d . In consideration whereof y e Towne is to allow 
to y e afores d W m Ireland & Aron Way 25". p. anu. during y e s d 
tearme. [W m . Ireland's signature is here in original. W.H.W] 

Widow Thomas is allowed to draw beere till Aprill next accord- 
ing to y e former grant to her late husband. 

Francis Smith is fined 20". for erecting a building vpon y e head 
of y e dock withoutt license. 

5 : 9 : 61. Att a meeting of W m . Davis, Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, 
Hez. Usher & Peter Olliver 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1661-62. 5 

Whereas M r Tho: Deane hath employed a Negro in y e manufac- 
ture of a Coop, contrary to y e orders of y e Towne Itt is therefore 
ordered y* y c s d M r Tho: Deane shall nott employ y c s d Negro in y' 
s d manufacture as a Coop, or any other manufacture or science aftei 
y e 14 th day of this month on y e poenalty of 20 s . for euery day y* y e s d 
Negro shall continue in such employment. 

jn Pemberton & Jn Moulton are allowed to keepe a publick 
house of intertainmen 1 att Winisimett till April court next. 

25. 9. 61. Att a meeting of Jn. Hull, Tho. Lake, Jo'. Scottow, 
Hezekiah Usher, Peter Olliver & W Davis There is liberty 
granted to Rich Gridley & Henry Allin to erect a windmill att y e 
point before Abell Porters house & to enjoy y e land vpon }- e sea 
side N. E. 120 foote & as much to y e N. west before William 
Leather-lands land alwayes leauing outt a highway, & nott to build 
any housing vpon }* e s d land : This libert}' the}' shall enjoy during 
theire maintaining a seruiceable windmill they pa}~ing j'earety euery 
first of March to y 8 Townes Treasurer 2 bushells of wheate, y e first 
paymt beginning in March 64/65. 

[6.] 30. 10. 1661. Att a meeting of Tho. Lake, Jn. Hull, 
Peter Olliver, Hez. Usher & W m . Davis 

The legacy of 60 giuen by Cap 1 Rob* Keayne in his will, w th y* 
rent due, of 4. p. anu ra was this day demaunded of M r Ed. Lane. 

27. 11. 61. Att a meeting of Jo 8 . Scottow, Tho. Lake, Hez. 
Usher, Peter Olliver & W m . Davis, 

Ens. Scottow is chosen Treasurer till a new bee chosen, M r Hull, 
y e former Treasurer being on a voyage to Eng 1 . 

The repayring of y e high waj'es betweene Boston & Roxbury is 
lett to Jacob Eliott & Obadiah Swift for 10 yeares from y e 1 st of 
Octob r last as p. a Contract between us may more at large appeare 
for w ch y e town is to pay 20. p. ann. 

24. 12. 61. Att a meeting of Hez. Ushier, Peter Oliver, Tho. 
Lake & Jos h . Scottow 

It is Ordered y 4 Tho: Stocker Constable of Rumny Marsh shall 
be allowed 40 s . for p r sent supply of one good Favour Inhabitant of 
Rumny Marsh besides what he hath disbursed for him. 

Vpon the complaint of Rich: Ta} T lour of the greatnes of his 
charge vpon the shop at the foot of the Towne house staires, it is 
agreed that there shall bee an abatement of 10 s . anually vpon the 
rent formerly agreed the 24 (4) last past. 

Hez Vsher & Pet r Oliver appointed to stake out the land granted 
vnto Rich. Gridley & Hen: Allen for a windmill upon the 25 (9) 
1661. 

3:1: 1661/62. Att a meeting of the freemen upon publique 
notice Cap 4 Savage & M r Edw: Tyng are chosen Deputies for the 
yeare next ensuing both in ordinary and extraordinary courts. 

Mr Hez Vsher is chosen Commissioner to carry in the votes for 
Magistrates & County Treasurer. 



6 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

. It is Voted that Eld. Pen, Cap. Clarke, Cap: Hutchison, M' 
Tho. Brattle & Deac. Wiswall with the select men draw vp Instruc- 
tions for the Deputies of the Gen: Court & to p T sent them to the 
next meeting of freemen for their concurrence. 

10. 1. At a publique Towne meeting of all the inhabitants upon 
lawfull warning from house to house were Chosen for the yeare 
ensuing. 

Moderatour Cap ne Tho. Savage. Select men Mr Tho: 
Lake. Corn Pet. Oliver, Josh Scottow, C. Oliver, M r Vsher, Mr 
Rainsford, Mr Joyliff. Constables. Hen. Way, Hen: Phillips, 
John Lake, Sam: Sendall. Aaron Way at Rumny Marsh. John 
Stedman sen. att Muddy river. Clarkes of Market. John Button, 
Edw. Cowell, Theoph: Frary. Sealers of leather. Tho: Emans 
g en r. W m Courser. Water Bailiffs John Swit. Tho. Peck. 
[7.] Surveyors of highwayes Jaacob Elliot, John Audlin, Rich: 
Rennet, Chr. Gibson. W m Hazy, for Rum. Marsh. Peter Aspin- 
wall for Muddy river. 

Packer of meat & fish & Gager of Cask W m Dinsdall. 

Vpon the proposicon of M r Alcock vnto the Towne about sale or 
exchange of a parcell of salt marsh belonging to the Towne for a 
parcell of land belonging to the said Alcock vpon the neck of land, 
it being voted it was carryed on the affirmative that it should be 
left vnto the Townesmens discretion to exchange the s d land. 

Cap ne Cullicks peticon for the land before his two houses as far 
us they Jet over the street to be granted vnto him & his Heires 
being voted, it was carryed on the Negative. 

Cap" 8 Savages peticon for the laying out of a garden plot 
granted unto him b^y the Towne & appearing in the Records fol: 
31. being voted was carryed on the negative, but afterwards further 
liberty granted by the Towne to enquire of Eld: Colburne & the 
ancient Townesmen soe as the matter might be further considered of. 

Mr Hez: Vshier is chosen Recorder. 

Cap ne Oliver is chosen Treasurer. 

Corn Pet Oliver is chosen Sealer of weights & measure. 

Goody Vpshall is. -allowed to draw beere for the yeare ensueing. 

17. 1. f J. Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Petter Olliver, Tho. 
Lake, Joshu. Scottow, James Olliver, Edward Ranceford, John 
Jollife. this 17 th of March f a raite for the Country to the summ 
of 96. 9 8 . and noe pence payeable in wheat or barly att 4 9 . 6 d . 
p. bushell, and peas att 3 . 6 d . p. bushell. or if in moniiy rebateing 
the fift part thearof. 

A raite allsoe then made for Rumny Marsh to the summe of 6. 
3 s . 3 d . And Alsoe for Muddy River to the summe of 4. I 8 . G d . to 
be leued as aboue sd. y e aboue mentioned raites Committed to the 
severall respectiue Constables. 

20. 1. ||. Att a meeting of Hezekiah Usher, Petter Olliver, 
Tho. Lake, Jos Scottow, James Olliver, Edward Ranceford, John 
Jollife 

Christopher Pickett with the Consent of y e Selectmen, put forth 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1662. 7 

his daughter Mary Pickett an apprentice for 14 yeares and 4 monthes 
to Griffine Craft of Roxsberry as a pears by Indenture baring date 
the 18 March f wich Indentur is Kept amongst the Towne 
Records. 

31 : 1 : 62. Att a meetinge of Fetter Olliver, Thomas Lake, 
Joshua Scottow, James Olliver, John Jollife, Edward Ranceford, 
Hezekiah Usher 

Itt is Ordered that all swine whatsoever which shall be found out 
of the grounds of their Owners, within the bounds of the Towne 
of Boston, without being suficientl} r yoaked and ringed after the 
[8.] 12 th day of Aprill 1662, all owners shall forfeit for euery such 
Swinne, euery Time soe found the sumne'of 2 s . 6 d . That there 
may be noe excuse for the suficient j'oaking and ringing, Thomas 
Leader Sen r is hereby ordered to attend the yoakeing and ringinge 
of the Swinne of the s d Towne, And is heareby further impowred 
to seize all forfeitures that shall arise by Swinne not being yoaked 
and ringed according to order, the one halfe of the forfeiture to 
himeselfe the other to the Towne vse. 

William Whittwell is licensed to draw beere for the yeare ensu- 
inge, the like liberty William Pollard, William Wardall, Clemment 
Groose, Widdow Thomas. 

John Gee hath liberty to open shop vppo'n Sarg* Norden notice 
of his abillit3~e to carry on his Callinge. 

Itt is Ordered that M r . Pette r Olliuer is to Joine with the dea- 
cons of the Church of Boston in the receiueing of Capt Keune 
legacye of 120 giuen to the poore, ond further heareb}' ordered to 
receiue Mr Webbs Legacie of 100. with seuerall other gifts that 
are giuen for the erecting of an Allmehouse, being heareby author- 
ized and impowred by the selectmen of the Tow to agree and 
compound with seuerall workemen for stones, Timber, &c. for the 
errecting and finishing of the s d Allmehouse. 

Itt is ordered that the order about sheep made the 29 : 2 mo : 61. 
stands in force. 

William Woodcock fined 20 s for intertaining Inmaites contrary 
to Towne order. Wheareas sundry of our Inhabitants haue receiued 
into their houses diners p r sons of ill behauiour belonging to other 
places, who vpon inquiry after y m according to Towne order, vpon 
their vnsettled aboad in any of theire houses haue been denied as 
Inmates, & they shifting from house to house, which vnles timely 
p r vented as it hath already bin to o r detriment soe it threatens fur- 
ther mischiefe and chardge vnto vs ; It is thearforc ordered that if 
an}^ of our Inhabitants shall from the 5 th day of Aprill next receiue 
any such p r son or p r sons into their houses, the entertainner shall 
pay 20 s . for each night that any one shall be soe intertainned, to 
be leuyed by distres vpon the warrant of y e Towne Treasurer vnto 
the Counstable o" his deputy. 

Thomas Willshire is Chosen Cow keeper for y" yoare and to 
haue 2 s . 6 d . for euery head. 

Itt is Ordered that M r Joshua Scottow is to accompany Leu' 
Fisher and John Tuttle to Joine with Lyne Select men, o r whom 
tlieay shall apoint to Runn the Lien betwixt the Towne of Boston 



8 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

and Lynn the 22 th of Aprill next, According to the Agrement past 
by mutuall consent of the Selectmen of each Towne" giuen vnder 
heare hands bearing date the 24 : 4m : 1661. 

[9,] 28 th . 2 rao . 1662. Att a metting of Edward Rannsford, 
Fetter Olliver, James Olliver, Tho. Lake, Joshua Scottow, Heze- 
kitih Usher, John Jollife 

Mr. Thomas Rucke makeing a motion to the Selectmen for 
stilling strong watters and retailing, considering his age which 
disinables hime from other Imploym' 8 and his opertunety to supply 
passengers which passe ouer ye Feny doe conceiue him fitt for that 
I m ploy and need full to graunt his request, And humbty intreat the 
hon rd Court to graunt hkne licence thearvnto. 

John Vynall is licenced to draw Beere and Winne. 

Itt is Ordered that John Marshall for the South end of the 
Towne & Edward Barker for the North end, to take care to pre- 
uont all such disorders by youth or other parsons on the lord clay, 
or other times of the publicke worship of God. 

The returne of Leu* Fisher Cap* Olliuer, Joshua Scottow and 
John Tuttle, Mettinge with the Townsmen of Lynn att Brides- 
brook according to agrement signed the 24 th 4 m last past to runn 
the line between the tow Townes, Leut. Fisher set his compas, but 
himeselfe and their Artist not agreeinge of the variation, they 
desired to know, of the said Townsmen, wheather in case, we sent 
for M r Damforth who was to be vmpire wheather theay would sub- 
mitt to his determination, theay replied noe for theare Towne was 
reasolued to put it to the Gennerall Court, vnles theire Artists 
could agree to runn without varaoion, this being read befor the 
Townsmen of Lyn. 

Itt is Ordered that Thomas Willsheer is to cleare the Streets or 
elce weare within the bounds of the Towne of Boston of all Car- 
rinon & matters of offenciue natuer, for his payenes the Treasurer 
of the Towne is to satisfye him, further hee is heareby ordered to 
pownd all horses o r dry Cattle that haue not lyberty to feed on the 
Common. 

Itt is Ordered that the Counstables begine there watch the first 
of the 3 d m? att night according to instructions ginen and to con- 
tinue w the s d watch till further order be taken to the contrary. 

Itt is Ordered that the Treasurer of the Towne shall pa} r to M r 
Fetter Olliuer 8. In and for the consideration of a foott Bridge 
now erected betwixt M r Brentons and the Towne ground and to 
kepp and maintaine the same in good repaire for 6 yeares ensue- 
ing from the date hereof. 

Itt is Ordered that thes following Instructions for regnlatinge 
the Counstable watche be giuen out for the ensueing yeare 1662 : 

1. That the watch shall be set & attend theire charge att nine 
of the clocke in the Eueninge, and not dismissed vntell 5 in the 
morning & shall be dismissed by the* Counstable or one apointed 
by the Counstable. 

2. Because the Towne hath beene man}' times betrusted with a 
watche consistinge of youths, That therefore from henceforth the 
Counstable shall see to it, that one halfe of the watch att least 



BOSTON TOWN RECOKDS, 1662. 9 

(*See fol. 38) be householders, & such as the charge of y e Tovvne 
(soe farr as respects watchmen) may be committed to. 

3. That the Counstable shall discharge from watchinge in theire 
owne persons, any that are of notorious euill life & manners & 
likewise such as would watch two nights togeather, not haueing 
sufficient sleepe betweene. 

4. The number of persons ordinarily shall be eight, beside the 
Counstable or his deputie, one of w ch shall be vpon the watch euery 
night, to looke after the exact performance of the charge, & the 
deputy shall be some man of trust. 

5. The place where the watch shall make apearance shall bee 
in the liberty of the Counstable to apoint, and like wise the weapon 
they serue with. 

[1O.] 6. A charge shall be giuen verballie, or read vnto the 
watch euery night. The Form of Charge. 1. That they Sllentlie 
but vigilantlie walke theire seuerall turnes in the seuerall quarters 
and partes of the Towne, two by -two, a youth allwayes joyned with 
an elder and more sober person, & two be allwayes about the mar- 
kitt place. 

2. If after 10 of y e clocke they see any lights, then to make dis- 
creett inquiry, whether there be a warrantable cause, likewise if 
the} 7 heare any noyse or disorderlye carriage in an} 7 house wisely 
to demand a reason of it, & if it apeare a reall disorder, that men 
are danceing, drinckeing, Singinge vainlie &c, they shall admonish 
them to cease, but if they diserne the Continnuance of it after 
moderate admonition, then to acquainte the Counstable of it, or 
him that hath the care of y e watch for that night, who shall see 
to the redresse of it & take the names of the persons to acquaint 
authoritie there with. 

3. That they vigilantlye view the water side & motion of ves- 
sels about the shoore, & prudentlie take accompt of such asgoe out 
or come in not hinderinge any in theire lawfull affaires, nor (if it 
be possible) suffering any to practice vnlawfullye, nor keep any dis- 
order in or about theire vessells. 

4. To look to the great Gunns & fortifications. 

5. If they finde any younge men, Maydes, women or other per- 
sons, not of knowen fidellitie, & vpon lawfull occation walkeing after 
10 of the clocke at night that they modestly demand the cause of 
theire being abroad, & if it apeare that they are vpon ille minded 
imployin* then to watch them narrowlye & to command them to 
repaire to theire lodginges, & in case the} 7 obstinately refuse to giue 
a rationall accompt of theire busines, ore to repaire home, then to 
secure them vntill the morninge. 

6. For as much as the watch is to see to the regulateinge of other 
men actions & manners, that theirefore they be exemplary them- 
selues neither vseing any vncleane or corrupt language, norvmnan- 
erlye or vnbeseming tearmes vnto any, but that they behaue them- 
selues soe that any person of quallitye, ore strangers y* ar vppon 
occation abroad late, may acknowledge that o r watch neglects not 
due examination, nor offers any iust cause of proucation. 

7. That the Towne house be in a spetiall manner regarded by 
y e watch to see y* none take tobacco or vse any fire vnder o r about 
the same. 



10 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

8. That any househoulder being lawful!}' warned to watch 
should eithe r himselfe be absent, or not send a sufficient man in his 
roome y e Counstable may then hire them that are sufficient, & 
require } 7e penaltye of the law. 

26: 3: 62. Att a metting of Capt. James Olliver, Edward 
Ranceford, Fetter Olliver, ilezekiah Usher, Thomas Lake, Joshua 
Scottow & John Jollife. 

Allex: Beck is ordered to see to the execution of y e order about 
Swine at Muddy ryuer. 

16. 3. 62. The Lynne betwix' Linn & Boston was agreed, vpon 
betwixt the Select men of each Towne as apears by Artickles ber- 
ing date y e 12 May 1662. 

[1C.] 30 : 4 : 62. Att a metting of M! John Jollife, James 
Olliver, Edward Ranceford, Fetter Olliver, Hezekiah Usher, Tho. 
Lake. 

Widdow Thomas fined 5 9 . for permitting fier to be carred 
forth he r howse in an vnlawfull vessell, not couered, being breach 
of Towne order apears on the ould record fol. 149 [29 : 4 : 58.] 
vppon further Testimony e Remitted. 

That the Graunt of Cap* Breedon wharfe for 21 }*eare in the ould 
booke fol. 157 for 21 yeares, is augmented 10 yeares more for con- 
sideration of greater chardge then was first deputed. See 

28. 5. 62. Att a meeting of Feter Olliver, James Olliver, 
Edward Rainsford & Josh. Scottow [blank in original] 

25 : 6 : 62. Att a metting of Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, 
Fetter Olliver, Capt. Olliver, John Jollife, Edward Ranceford, 
Hezekiah Usher 

Mr John Hayman hath libertye to make vse of the streett from 
Goodman Read house towerdes the watter side for to accommidate 
his trade leaueing sufficient way for Carts, duringe the Towne 
pleasuer. 

The select men of the Towne of Boston hath grannted a lease to 
Joseph Bellnapp for 21 yeares for the peice of ground, exprest in the 
ould booke of records apeareing in fol. 135 for the summe of 8 8 . p. 
Annu as is theare Recorded, in consideration of raising y e stonne 
wall sufficiently to secuer the hye way. 

Fetter Olliuer, James Olliuer, Edward Ranceford b} r the apointm* 
of the rest of the select men layed out the hye-way goeing to the 
new winde mill att the Sowth end of the Towne, And it is thus 
bounded, from the corner of William Leatherland Fence alonge 3** 
winde mille Fence ; and soe alonge vppon the Beech 14 foott 
brood. 

Att a metting of the Select men, Cap 1 Tho: Savadge, Cap* Thomas 
Clarke. Cap* James Oliuer being apointed to order the wa} T to Cen- 
ter hill as apears by order made y e 20 Aug* 1660 : In consideration 
of the hyeway which should runn through Leut Turner ground one 
a stright line from M r Haugh house to Gentry hill, And one part 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1662. 11 

of the said high way the said Lent Turners house now stand which 
is graunted to hime and his hey res for euer. 

In consideration whearof, he layes out a high way of the same 
breedth direct from the Centery hill to the Common betwenn his 
orchard and Thomas Millers feild, And the hill on which the Bea- 
con stands remaines to the Towne, being G Rod square, only the 
feede of the said 6 Rood square The s d Robert Turner is to haue 
during the Towne pleasure as allsoe the feed of the above s d high- 
way. 

29. 7. 62. Att a metting of Hezekiah Usher, Thomas Lake, 
Joshua Scottow, Capt. Olliver, John Jollife, Edward Ranceford, 
Fetter Olliver 

Nathaniell Milles & Thomas Alline ar each of them fined 5 s . a 
peice for breach of a Towne order in openinge shopps in the Towne 
before theay weare regularly admitted inhabitants in the said 
Towne. 

And its Further ordered that the above said Nathaniell Mills and 
Thomas Alline are liable to paye the same finne from time to time 
for each day theay open shopp befor theay be first orderly admitted 
inhabitants in the Towne. 

Cap' James Oliuer Is heareb} r ordered to pay out of the Towne 
Treasurye 25". for the p r sent releefe of Will. Ockenton. 

[11.] Itt is further Ordered that Joshua Scottow is to treat with 
Mr 8 Tyllie for the present releefe of Elizabeth Pickett & to supply 
her in her p r sent straite and in future. 

Vppon complaint of seuerall Inhabitants with reference to a 
former graunt and liberty graunted to Mr John Hayman to make 
vse of the high way from Esdras Read corner towerds the watter 
side. 

Yett notwithstandinge wee see cause to continnue the same liberty 
vntell the next springe, duringe which time he is only to make fish- 
ing linnes. if not mett Ineourdgm*, then to leaue the Towne betwix* 
this and the last of Aprill next. 

23 : 8 : 62. Att a mettinge of the Selectmen Leu Turner & En- 
signe Hull are deputed to Joine w th Cambridge and Dedham men 
to laye out the high way between Dedham and Cambridge. 

27. 8. 62. Att a mettinge of Edward Ranceford, Fetter Olliver, 
James Olliver, John Jollife, Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, Heze- 
kian Usher 

Orders for the Bellman : You are to walke through and about 

the Twne from 12 clocke at nighte to 5 in the morning and if yo u 
see any extreordnary light or fier in any house o r vesselles you are 
to repaire to the same. And as the danger may be soe giue notis 
of the same. If yo u see any light in any Vessell att any of the 
dockes or Creekes, Command them Oute, And speake to all houses 
wheare yo u see any light to haue a care of them, except yo u know 
the occation of theare keping the said lighte. 

In case of any disorder in any house vessell o r street &c. which 
yo u iudge dangerious yo u ar to informe the next Counstable of y* 
sam). 



12 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

24. 9. 62. Alt a metting of Fetter Olliver, John Jollife, James 
Olliver, Tho. Lake, Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, Edward 
Ranceford. 

This day a raite made for Countr}*, County, and Towne occa- 
sions to the sume of 576. 11 s . and directed to the Counstables to 
be forthwith levied. 

29 : 10 : 62. Att a mettinge of John Jollife, James Olliver, 
Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, Edward Ranee- 
ford, Fetter Olliver. 

Ann Carter complaining of Francis Smith fo r the shnttinge vpp 
of the lower roine of his new building that she hath not the priui- 
ledg of landeing goods according to the libertye of her house. Itt 
is ordered that the said Francis Smith shall laye it open for the 
libertye shee claims vnles the s d Ann Carter & Francis Smith com- 
pound about the same, that being done the s d Francis Smith is fur- 
ther to agree with the Selectmen for a yearly rent for the Towne 
vse. 

Itt is Ordered that Mathew Coy be allowed 10. out of the 
Towne Treasuery for his Chryrourgery in the healinge of William 
Ockington, thighe. 

Itt is Ordered that Doctor Stonne be allowed 3. 14 s . out of the 
Towne Treasurye for ministring phissick and Chirurgery to Good- 
man Fauor att Rumny Marsh. 

W m Cotton, John Bumstead, Zachery Philips, each man fined 5". 
a pes for thear Chymnyes fyringe, to be payed to the Towne 
Treasuerer. 

Vppon the Complaint of some of the neighbours of the defect and 
insufficiency of the Chymn} T that belong to Goodwife Haile house 
belonging to M r Symond Lynde, Itt is ordered that M r Linde forth- 
with see that the said Chymny be repayred and made sufficient by 
the 20 day of Jan. next, one the forfitur [11.] of 20 s . a week 
weekly. 

26. 11. 62. Att a metting of Capt. James Olliver, Joshua Scot- 
tow, Thomas Lake, Hez. Usher, Fetter Olliver, Edward Ranceford, 
John Jollife, 

Itt is Ordered that M rs Catherne shall be allowec 40". 

for the paym* of her rent out of the Towne Treasurye. 

Widdow Beamsel}' makeing a motion to the selectment for still- 
ing strong watters & retailing of the same, considering it hath ben 
a former Imploym 1 & necessitye of her famely releafe call for it doe 
conceiue it mett to graunt her request, and humbly leaue it to the 
Hon rd Court to confirm e the same. 

Capt Thomas Sauadge, Cap* W m Dauis, Edward Ranjeford, ar 
appointed to meett att John White house att Muddy Ryuer one the 
16 day of Feb. next, who haue pouer to treat & conclude accord- 
inge to lawe with such parsons whome the Towne of Cambridge 
shall theathe send, about the Common high wayes becwix Boston 
and Cambridg & make returne of }* e same. 

W m Farks, John Pearepoint, Thomas Weld are mr.de choice of 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1662. 13 

by the Select men of Boston, to meett at the same place, and time 
to ioyne with the persons aboue mentioned for the concluding & 
determing the high wayes betwixt Boston and Cambridge. 

16 : 12 : 62. Accordinge to Towne order Capt Thomas Sauadge, 
Cap* W ra Dauis and Mr Edward Ranceford met at John White 
house, with M r Stedman, M r Oke, Thomas Fox and Edward Shep- 
hard ; oweninge themselues aCommittie sent by the Towne of Cam- 
bridge, who declare ing all former propositions or conclusions about 
the way in question null, After view of the seuerall wayes by them 
s^lues and allso by theare Frends of Roxsberiy and debate of the 
matter, The Committees for the Towne of Boston and Cambridge 
not agreing, the Committee for the Towne of Boston, according to 
law referred its determination to W m Parks, John Pearpoint, 
Thomas Weld theay being chosen for the next Towne of Rox- 
berry. 

16 : 1 2 : 62. Wee W ra Parke, John Peirpoint and Thomas Weld 
being chosen to determine the highway leading from Cambridge 
thorough Boston bounds the Committees between the two Townes 
not agreeing, doe conclude that the s d wa} T shall goe without the 
common feild by Goodman Deuotions and Goodman Steeuens 
houses and soe to Cambridge bounds as the ould way now runneth, 
where vnto the Committie of Boston concurred haueing left the 
same vnto vs in wittnes whereof the Committie subscribed theare 
handes, as apeares by the Originall : 

23: 12: 62. Att a mettinge of Joshua Scottow, Capt. James 
Olliver, John Jollife, Edward Ranceford, Petter Olliver, Ilezekiah 
Usher, Thomas Lake 

The Couenant betwixt Christopher Parkus & W m Hudshon bear- 
ing date the 11 Nov. 165.5. was committed b} 7 M r Joshua Scottow 
vpon the request of Elizabeth Parkus his wife to the Selectmen of 
tne Towne of Boston to be kept amongst the Towne records. 

This day is lett out to Joseph Gridly one Acker of Ground att 
the end of M r Collbourne fence for the tearme of 21 yeare to make 
brickes, for which hee is to allow 30 s . yeareh r , to be pa\-ed att or be- 
for the last of March to the Treasurer of the Towne of Boston 
And to raise and maintaine a sufficient Fence, about the saide Land 
for the p r uenting of any dammadge either of man or beast during 
the tearme of 21 yeares, and att the end of the saidc terme to be 
deliuered into the Townes hand with w tt building b theare one 
erected and sufficiently Fenced to the Towne acceptance for which 
deeds are to be made 

pU$.]Cap* Thomas Sauadge hath graunted vnto hime and his 
heires for ever the parsell of land leased vnto W m Blantine for 7 
3'eares, as apeares the 29. 2'". 1661. in this Book of Records 
foil 3. 

The dementions of the said land is 8 Rodd 6 foot 4 inches in 
front next the highway and in lenght downe to the sea so fan* as 
other lotts thereabout bounded, hee the said Thomas Sauadge is to 
roceiue the 1 1 s rent the s d . W m . Blanton is to pay after March next 



14 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

ensuing the date hereof, and also In case the Reliekt of W m Blan- 
ton deceased desire to hold the land after 7 yeares is expired the s d 
Capt Thos. Sanadge is to rent it to her during the terme of her life 
not exceeding 20 s p. Annum, which said land is in consideration 
of a garden plott graunted to hime formerly by the Towne as ap 8 . on 
Records 

John Shaw haueing assigned his lease of Deere Island to S r 
Thorn: Temple Knight & Baronight who desireth to renew the s d 
lease which is graunted to hime, viz the said Island is graunted 
to th said 8 r Thomas Temple 'Knight and Barronight, for himselfe 
his heayres and assignes from the 1 st . of March next ensuing the date 
hereof for the tearme of 31 yeares after the 1 st . of March next, att 
14 rent to be payed yearly enery first day of March to the Towne 
Treasuerer, for the vse of the Free schoole, during which time lice 
is not to fell any Timber, saue what shall bee lor Buildinge, fence- 
ing And fire wood one the said Island And att the end of the s d 
tearme to j'eald vpp the said Island with all buildinges, fenceinges 
&c that shall be vpon the s d Island when the said tearme of 3 1 
3*eares is expired. 

2. 1. 1662X3. Att a meeting of the freemen upon publique 
notice Cap* John Leuerett, Cap* Thomas Clarke are chosen depu- 
ties for the 3'eare next ensueing in ordinary and extreordiuaiy 
Courts. 

March 9. 1662/3. Att a publick meeting of all the inhabitants 
upon lawfull warninge from house to house were chosen for the 
yeare ensueing. 

Moderatour Cap* Thomas Sauadge. 

Selecktmen Cap* Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, John Hull, 
Fetter Olliuer, James Olliuer, Edward Ranceford, Hezekiah Vsher. 

Counstables John Peas, Benj Negus. Rob* Sandersonne, Ed- 
ward Blake, Elias Mauerick for Rumny Marsh : Ed: Deuotion for 
Muddy Ryver. 

Clai-ks for y e Markitt Barthellmew Cheeuers, Ralph Masson, 
Godfery Armitage. 

Barney ore of high way Richard Bennitt Arthur Masson, Gandy 
James, Josiah Belcher, for Boston. John Doolittle for Rumny 
Marsh, John Moore for Muddy Ryver. 

Sealers of Leather Thomas Grubb : Nathan Bishopp. 

Watter Bayliffs Jonathan Baulstone, Nathan Addams sen r . 

Packer of meat & fishe William Dinsdall. 

[12.] Vpon the petition of James Burgis for a pcice of ground 
to sett a dwelling house vpon, it is left to the Seleckt men to order 
the same. 

Upon the petition of Stephen Barrett for a peice of ground to 
sett a dwelling house upon, it is left to the Selecktmen to order the 
same. 

Vpon this petition of M r Petter Oliuer for the point of marsh 
one Long Hand Butting on M r Ranceford Hand & bounded by the 
vpland was granted to hime. 

Hezekiah Vsher is chosen for Recorder. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1662-63. 15 

John Hull is chosen for Treasurer. 

Corn Fetter Oliucr is chosen for Sealer of weights & measures. 

March 9 1662/3. Att a raetting of the freemen upon publique 
notice in the afternonne 

Cap* W m Dauis is chosen Commissioner to carrye in the votes 
for Magistrats and County Treasurer. Att the same time Itt is 
voted that Cap* Sauadge, Cap 1 W" Dauis, Cap* Hutchesonne and 
Elder Penn ar to Joine with the Select men to draw vpp Instruc- 
tions for the deputyes of the Gennerall Court concerning the con- 
cerneraents of the Towne to act by. 

30. 1. 63 Att a mettinge of Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, 
James Olliver, Fetter Oliver, Edward Ranceford, John Hull, 
Hezekiah Usher Edward Weeddine is allowed 6. p. ann for the 
dyate and lodging of Elizabeth Ward to be payed by the Towne 
Treasuerer, the yeare to beginne the 30 : l mo : 63. 

Francis Htidshon and Ralph Sammies are made choice of by the 
Selectmen for to be Cullers of fishe & to be presented by Capt 
Olliuer & Hezekiah Vsher to the next Count} T Court for theare 
approbation. 

William Densdall is made choice of by the Selectmen for to joyne 
with M r . Bellcher for to assist in the cullinge of hogshead & pip 
staves and to be p r sentod by Cap 1 Oliuer & Hezekiah Usher to the 
next Count}' Court for approbation. 

Goody Vpshall is licensed, for y e 3'eare ensueing to draw beer 
prouided shee doe committ the trust and care thearof to some able 
honest man, whom the Towne men shall approue of. John V} r all 
W m Pollard are alloued to draw Beere for the yeare ensuinge. 
John Vyall hath the like tybertie for winne. 

Cap* Sauadge & Cap* Dauis are rnado choice of by the Selectmen 
of Boston to apeare in the behalfe of the Towne to giue ansure to 
army Complaint that shall be p r ferd by the towne of Cambridge 
against the high way that was agreed one b} T the Committ} T that 
was made choice of by the s d Towne and was returned under thear 
hands as ap'. one Record fo. 11. 

Itt is ordered that Thomas Leader shall see to the exicution of 
the order about Swinne as he did the yeare past the same order 
about Swinne standing in force as apeares in fo. 8. 

Alexander Beck is authorized to put in excution the like order 
for Swine at Muddy Ryuer. 

27 : 2 : 63. Att a metting of Hezekiah Usher John Hull, Ed- 
ward Ranceford, Fetter Olliver James Olliver, Joshua Scottow, 
Thomas Lake 

W m Wardall, W m Whittwell, Clemment Grosse hath libertye to 
draw beere for the }'eare ensueing. 

Goody Course* is nproued by the Select men to still strong Wat- 
ters and retaile the same. 

W m Spowell is chosen Cow kepp r for the yeare ensueing and is 
to bee allowed 2". 6 d . for eneiy head. & In case any person should 
putt his Cow abuv fortnight in the summer into the heard shall 
pay for the kepping the whole summer. 



16 CITY DOCUMENT Ko. 50. 

[13.] Wheareas M r John Hayman bad liberty to make vse of 
the high way from Goodman Reade house towerds the Watter side 
to accommidate his trade of makeing roopes during the Towne 
pleasure, Itt is ordered by the Select men that the s d M r .John 
Hayman is by this and the 1 st clay of May to take vpp those posts 
that he hath sett vpp for the end before mentioned. & In case of 
his non obseruance of this order then hee is pave 20 s . p. weeke 
weekly for his defect which is to be leued in way of distress. 

Symon Rogers, W m Cane. Abraham Hagburne, Will Hamilton, 
James Webster and John Glouer, Are apointed to be a standing 
watch from the 1 st of May vntill last of Scp- for consideration of 
which seruice they are each of them to haue 18 d . a night allowed 
them out of the Town raite what the volantary gift of the Townes 
Inhabitants fall short And in case the Court shall order a Millitary 
watch then abate m* to be made for cuery night. The said watch is 
to be sett by the Counstables according to Towne Instructions. 

Orders for the Water Baliffs. 

1 . That yo u take care that noe wood logges, Timber stonnes or 
any other lumber be layed upon the flatts to the anoyance of an}* 
vesselles unles some Beacon or poole be sett upon the same, one 
penalty of 5 8 . for euery day to be leuyd by distresse on euery such 
offender, and to pa}* all dammadge done theareby 

2. That all anchors that shall att any time be layed upon the 
flatts and left thearo, that yo u take upp the same and secuer and 
returne y m to the Towne Treasuerer who is to pay yo u for the 
chardge 3*0" ar at about the same. 

3. If any belonging to any vessell o r vessells doe drop any 
ancor, Grapnell or Kellcck upon the flatts or within the Coue and 
hauc noe Boy theareunto thcay ar to pay term shillings for euery 
default which } o u ar to leny by distress besids the payeing of all 
such dammadg that may accrew. 

4. That yo u cleare the ends of all streets and wharfes that butt 
upon the watter from all Lumber and other goods, as to remayne 
theare aboue 48 bowers. 

5. That noe prson cast any Dung, Draught, Dirte or anything 
to fill up the Coue or to annoy theare neightbours on penaltie of 20 
shillinges. 

6. That noe ship or other vessell cast out any Ballast in the 
channell or upon the flatts or any other place inconveanient upon 
the penaltye of 10 pounds. 

7. That noe fier shall be kindled within 3 Rod of any Warehouse 
or Wharfe or wood-pile or any combustable matter subjec to take 
fier nor shall an}* kep fier in any vessell lying in any dock or to any 
warfe after 9 of the clock in night or befor 5 a clock in the morning 
one penalty of every offence 10 shillinges. 

25 : 3 : 63. Att a metting of Fetter Olliver, Edward Ranceford, 
John Hull, Cap* Olliver, Joshua Scottow, Thomas Lake, Hezekiah 
Usher. 

Mrs Collbourne hath lybertye for her Mare to goe vpon the Com- 
mon, without poundage. 

[13.] Wheareas wee finde by experience that seuerall strangers 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1663. 17 

both Marchants and others whoe bring goods into the Towne and 
make saile theareof, who depart out of the Towne and Country belor 
any raite is made, Wheareby the trade of our Inhabitants is much 
impared, that beare part of the burthen and chardge of the place. 

Itt is hearby ordered and agreed that all such Marchants, or other 
p r sons shall be lyable to beare part of the Towne chardges, accord- 
ing to the discression of the Select men, And a Raite occasionall}' 
shall be mad for leuey of the same. 

Whereas, upon a publike Towne metting bearing date 9 March 
62 03 Itt was left to the Select men to order & apoint a peice of 
ground to accommidate James Burgis for to erect & sett vp a 
dwelling house. 

Itt is granted to hime a parcell of Land att the bottom of Good- 
man Mattsonn laine ouer against the Bricke-kells, being 42 feet 
butting vpon the high way that goeth East and West, 50 foot 
North and Sowth, and 20 foot att the lower end towerds the Coue, 
and 52 foot butting vpon the Towne Land westward, he payeing 
2 s 6 d p. yeare yearly to the Treasuerer of the Towne & his 
Sucksesso 

Instructions drawen vpp by the Committy chosen by the free 
men of the Towne for the deput3*es of the Gennerall Court, & com- 
mitted to them. 

29: 4: 63. Att a metting of Edward Ranceford, John Hull, 
Capt. Oliver, Fetter Oliver, Hezekiah Usher. 

Allexander Beck is allowed 15 s . for chardges disburst for meas- 
uring the Towne high way betwixt Boston and Cambridge & to be 
allowed out of Muddy R3~uer raite. 

M r John Hayman promiseth to pluck vp the rest of the poasts 
remaineing erected for his calling to morrow morninge, nor will he 
doe any worke more in the Towne, and allso will remoue his habi- 
tation out of the Towne with all possible speed, vpon this Con- 
dition the Towne is willing to remitt all his finnes due for breach 
of former orders. 

S3'mon Rogers fined 10*. for setting John Euerson a worke con- 
traiy to the Towne order. 

Joshua Rice fined 20". for breach of Towne order for the same par- 
son. John Lewis & John Jipson fined 20 s . piece for the same defect. 

Robert Orchard fined 20 s . for entertaineing John W r hite as a 
Journyman, contrary to Towne order. 

27: 5 : 63. Att a metting of John Hull, Capt, Oliver, Joshua 
Scottow, Thomas Lake, Hezekiah Usher, Fetter Oliver, Edward 
Ranceford, 

Vpon complaint of sundiy Inhabitants, of hurt done and further 
danger by the lownes of Jetties ouer the towne land it is therefore 
ordered that noe Jettie nor pendill y l shall be erected but shall be 
full 8 foot in height from the ground vpon penalty of 20 s a week 
weekly after notis giuen to the contraiy. 

31: 6: 63. Att a metting of Capt. James Oliver, Edward 
Ranceford, John Hull, Fetter Oliver, Hezekiah Usher, Thomas 
Lake, Joshua Scottow. 



18 CITY DOCUMENT So. 50. 

The diference betwixt Vincent Drewce and Robert Stedman 
being referd to W m Park, Thomas Wiswall, John Jackson to deter- 
[14.] mine about a highway : Itt is awarded that the high way in 
difference betwixt the said partyes shall goe by the farine house of 
Mr Bowine & both partyes consenting to the award In the p r sence 
of y e Select men. 

Vppon the request of Good Ward, Fetter Oliuer, Theoder 
Attkinson for the makeing a high way from Good Warde Lande to 
the house of Good Pell, Itt is ordered & agreed that for the 
makeing a sufficient highway Good Ward Petter Oliuer & Theoder 
Attkinson is to be allowed 10. out of y e Towne Tr.easuerye, And 
farther itt is declared that the neightbours butting & near border- 
ing one the said highway are to haue theare Towue raite remitted 
for this next asseasm 1 prouided theay bestow the like vallew m 
labour on the for s d highway. 

28. 7. G3. Att a metting of Thomas Lake, Capt. Oliver, Pet- 
ter Oliver. John Hull. Edvv. Ranceford, Hezekiah Usher, Joshua 
Scottow 

Mackline Knight is ordered to make vpp the high way behiude 
his house with sufficient Fence to secur persons as theay goe to the 
goucrners house by this and the 10 th of Oct r , for defect wheareof 
is to be leued by distress 20". weak weakly. 

Wheareas in the lease graunted S r Thomas Temple fo r Deere 
Hand 23 : 12 : 1662 he is not to cutt Timber except for buildinge. 
&c. Itt is now further graunted to hime to cleare the Swamp on 
the s d Island of all timber trees whateuer And allsoe what other 
wood is vpon the said Hand excepting some Timber Trees. 

Edward Dauis and Joseph Gridly are -made choice of to be the 
Bellmen of the Towne attending the orders and charges of the 
bellman place beginning theare watch the last of Sep f continnueing 
the same vnto the 1 st of May, giueing notice when theay begine 
the watch and end it both at 12 of Clock and 5 of clocke in the 
morning att Richard Taylor house whoe hath the chardg for the 
regulateing of the watch. 

31:8: 63. John Lewis is allowed to kepp a Cook shopp for the 
refreshing of Trauilers Strangers & others prouided he be aproued 
of by the Court. 

19 : 8 : 63. Att a publicke Towne metting of y e free men one 
lawful I warning it was 

Voted that the Election of y e Commissioners shall be one by one. 

30 : 9 : 63. Att a mettinge of Joshua Scottow, Thomas Lake, 
Capt Oliver, Petter Oliver, John Hull, Edward Ranceford, Heze- 
kiah Usher 

Itt is ordered that if any Chymney be one fier soe as to flame 
out of the topp theareof the partie in whose possession the chim- 
ne}' is shall pay to the Treasuer of the Towne for the Towne use 
10 s . not with standing a former order, for euery defect. 

Clemment Groose fined 5 s . to pay Widdow Bittfeild for dammadg 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1663. 19 

sustained by hoggs, And forthwith sufficient!}' to repaire the Fence 
betwixt y e Widdow Bittfeild that propp'ly belong to him vpon pen- 
alltie of *20". 

Vpon complaint that Francis Smith hath im ployed his sonne in 
the maunifacture of a sadler contrary to the towne order, fo : 158. 
Itt is thearefore ordered that the said Francis Smith shall not imploy 
his sonne in the said mannifucture of a sadler after the 10 th of the 
[14.] next month ensueing the date heareof one the penaltie of 
10 s . for euery day that his said sonne shall continue in such im- 
ployment. 

4 : 10 : 63. This day a Rate for the Country, County and Towne 
occasions was made to the summe of 512. 3 s . 10 d . and delivered to 
the Counstables, and forthwith to be leuied. 

28 : 10 : 63. Att a metting of Hezekiah Usher, Joshua Scottow, 
Thomas Lake, Cap*. Oliver, Fetter Oliver, John Hull, Edward 
Ranceford 

Itt is ordered that M r Joshua Scottow should dischardg the last 
yeare Rent for Goody Fickett to Thomas Williams out of the estate 
that is in hand. 

16 : 11 : 63. Itt is Agreed with Ellder Pen and Cap* Willi Dauis 
in the behalfe of M rs Colbourne Widdow on the one part & the 
Select men of Boston now in being that in and for consideration 
of a highe way through any part of her allottmen*. The Select men 
of the s d Towne is to allowe after 30. p. acker in Townes pay pro- 
portion to what the Select men shall haue occasion for, prouided 
that the Fence be both prouided & sett vp one the Townes account. 
And to be maintained by y e proprietors for euer, The like agreem 4 
for the highe way is made with Hennery Fhillips. 

25 : 11 : 63. Att a meeting of Fetter Oliver, Hezekiah Usher, 
Joshua Scottow, Thomas Lake, Capt. Oliver. Edward Ranceford. 
John Hull. 

lit is Granted to W m Letherland to make vse of the land before 
his ground one the East side of his garden and Orchard for layeing 
of timber. Wood or what he shall haue occasion for, not hindering 
the highwaj* to the wind mill nor the Neighbors occasion of pas- 
sage, And that he may haue liberty to set vp a wharfe before all or 
an}- part thereof, not erecting any house or houses vpon it whiles 
the Windmill is mainta3'ned and that this grant shall be a finall 
determinatio of all differences between the s d W m Leatherland and 
the Towne relating to the Mill grant. 

Whereas there is fol. 5. a grante to Richard Gridly and Hennery 
Alline of erecting a Windmill one the point of land by the sea side, 
And further there being granted to Richard Gridly and Hennery 
Alline one hundered and Twenty foot to the North West and North 
East side of the s d Mill, the s d latter grant of the s d land is hereb} 7 
recalled and made null, an}' record heretofore notwithstanding. 
And that whereas the parties aboue s d were to allow vnto the 
Towne 2 bu^hells of wheat p. Ann" it is now agreed that they are 
to pay onely 12 d . yearely for an acknowledgment during the con- 
tinnuance of the s d mill. 



20 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Granted to Hennery Alline 6 Rod and a halfe of land Butting 
vpon y e high way before his Garden to runn downe the same 
breed th to the sea side for to wharfe and build vpon the s d land, 
and to have and to hould the s d land for the space of 41 yeares, 
alloweing 8 shillings p. annu. for rent of the said land to be paved 
every yeare yearely to the Treasurer of the Towne then in being. 
And att the end of the terme of 41 yeares to deliuer vp the s a 
ground and wharfe thereone erected to the proper vse and benefitt 
of the Towne, And what building shall be there one erected shall 
be vallued and payed for by the Towne accordinge to the dew 
worth without consideration of the place. 

29. 12. 63. Att a -melting of Edward Ranceford, Fetter Oliver, 
Hezekiah Usher, Joshua Scottow, Cap*. Oliver, John Hull. 

7: 1: 6f. [15.] Att a meting of the freemen upon publique 
notice 

Majo r Gen 1 John Leueritt, Cap* Thomas Clarke where Chosen 
deputy es for the Gennerall Courts ordinarie and extreordinarie for 
the whole yeare next ensueing. 

Att the same time Cap 1 Sauage, Cap* Edward Hutchesonne, M r 
Edward Ting, Capt W m Dauis where chosen Commissioners to 
ioyne w th the Selectmen to draw vpp Instructions for the deputyes. 

The same day Cap* Thomas Sauage chosen Commissioner to 
carry in the votes for nomination of Magistrates, And y e votes for 
the County Treasurer for the Sheres-meetting. 

[15.] March 14 1663/4. Att a publick meeting of all the 
inhabitants upon lawfull warning from house to house were Chosen 
for the yeare ensueing 

Moderatour Major Gen: John Leueritl. 

Select men Mr John Hull, Edward Ranceford, Thomas Lake, 
Joshua Scottow, Fetter Oliuer, Cap* James Oliuer, Hezekiah Vsher. 

Constables Thomas Duer, Theoph: Frary, Thomas Fitch, 
John Lowle, for Boston. Hennery Green for Rumny Marsh. 
John Moore for Muddy Riuer. 

Clarkes for y e markett M r May, Robert Walker, Joseph How. 

Snrueyor* of high wayes Richard Bennitt, Thomas Walker. 
Benjamine Smith, Robert Wright, for Boston. John Center for 
Rumny Marsh. Aspinall for Muddy Riuer. 

Sealors of Leather Thomas Grub, Nathan: Reanolds 

Walter baryffes Jonathan Balstone, Nathan Adams Sen r . 

Packer of meat & fish W m Dinsdall. 

Cullors offish Francis Hudson, Ralph Sammees. 

Cullo r of staues Edward Belcher Sennio r 

Itt is Ordered that the former Instructions giuen to the Select 
men shall continnue in force. 

The Conditt that is erected in the markitt place is left to the Se- 
lectmen, what seruice, and vse to put it too. 

For the more deliberate and orderly Carrying on the Affaires of 
the Towne, Itt is ordered that hence forth there shall be noe Al- 
teration made in the way of Elections or other matters of moment 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1664. 21 

and publick Concernment, that hath not binn doyly considered of 
and proposed at a Publick Tovvne meeting orderty called, before 
the meeting where the finall determination shall be putt to vote. 

Hezekiah Vsher is chosen Recorder. 

John Hull chosen Treasurer. 

Fetter Oliuer is chosen Sealer of weights and measures. 

28: 1: 61. [16.] Att a meeting of John Hull, Edward Ranee- 
ford, Fetter Oliver, Joshua Scottow, Thomas Lake, Hezekiah 
Usher, Capt. James Oliver 

The former order standing in force about swine as appeares fo. 8. 
"W m Costine is apointed to see to the exicution of the sam order. 

M r Tho. Brattle, Leu 4 Turner. Arthur Masson, Edward Deuo- 
tion, John White are chosen for Perambulation between Muddy 
Ryuer & Cambridge & between Muddy riuer and Roxsberry. 

Itt is Agreed b}* the Selectmen of the Towne of Boston with Ed- 
ward Weeclen of Rumn^y Marsh, that in and for consideration of 
12. p. annn to bee payed yearel}' to hime to free the s d Towne 
from any Chardge that may arise during the nattnrall life of Eliz- 
abeth Ward. 

Widdow Thomas, Good. Vpshall, W ra Pollard W m Wardall are 
licenced to draw Beere for the yeare ensueing. 

Where as there is lett to Hennery Alline 6 Rod of ground but- 
ting vpon the high wa}^ before his garden to runn downe the same 
bredth to the sea-side as is recorded fol. 14. Itt is further agreed 
that the said Hennery Alline shall notwithstanding former order 
paye but 6 d . p. annu for acknowledge)! of the Towne propriety to 
the Treasuere of the Towne for 20 % yeares & att the end of 20 3'eares 
the said Hennery Alline shall either agree with the Towne what 
rent 3'early to allowe, or elce shall surrender vp the ground with all 
buildinge and wharfinge there one erected, only the buildinges are 
to be allowed for as is in former agrem* recited, fo. 14. 

25. 2. 64. Att a meeting of Capt. James Oliuer, John Hull, 
Edward Ranceford, Fetter Oliver, Hezekiah Usher, Joshua Scot- 
tow, Capt. Tho. Lake, 

John Vyall is licenced to draw wine & beere, for y e ensuing } T eare. 

W m Whittwell, Thomas Snow, Willi Courser, Clemmant Groose 
hath liberty to draw Beer for the yeare ensueing. 

Vpon the complaint of seuerall Inhabitants concerning Josiah 
Clarke, his opening of a shop and occupyeing the trade of a Conp r 
whoe hath not serued out his time, neither is 21 years of age, con- 
trary to Towne order, fo. 158. Itt is therefor ordered that the s d 
Josiah Clarke shall not haue liberty to kepp open shop to occup3*e 
the trade of Coup r vntell he hath full}' compleated his endenture, or 
come to 21 years of age. 

The Order about sheepe fol. 3. stands in force for the yeare en- 
sueing. Edw d Dauis or Robert Blott is chosen Cow keeper for the 
3*eare ensueing and to haue 2". 6 d . for euery head. 

Itt is ordered that the Counstables watch begine the first of May 
according to instructions giuen and to continnue the said watch 
untell further ordered be taken to the contrary. 



22 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Mr John Hull is made choice of b}' the Select men, to looke 
after the layeing oat the 1000 Ackers of land for the vse of the 
Free Schole, and to make returne thereof. 

[16.] The order about Sheep foly 3. stands in force and to be 
put in exicution the first May. 

26: 2: 64. John Lewis hath liberty to kepp a cooke shop for the 
yeare ensueing. 

27: 4: 64. Att a metting of Fetter Oliver, Edward Ranceford, 
John Hull, Capt. James Oliuer, Isack Cullimore is apointed to kep 
the ke} T of the pound vntell further order. 

Jacob Elliatt is obliged to make & maintaine the new high way 
through that feild called M r Colbrons for 7 yeares & is to have 10. 
in good pay, and if he say he is a looser he is to haue 40 s . more. 

Witti Hawkins fined 10 s . & order to pay the pound age fo r put- 
ting sheep one the Commo contrary to towne order. 

Robert Wakeham fined 10 s . for keping a Jorny man & open- 
ing shop without leaue or order. 

25 : 5 : 64. Att a metting of Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, 
Fetter Oliver, Hezek. Usher and John Hull According to an order in 
reference to highewa3 T es appearing in the ould records fol. 89. This 
may certifie any concerned that in relation to land now in Contro- 
uersy between Roger Rosse and Ambrosse Leach, the high wa}' for 
the Town vse is but of one Rod broad, & y e Townsemen intend 
not to make any other interposition, then to see that when any 
buildinges are erected the s d way be left open. 

Humpheiy Mylam, James Mattick are made choice of by the 
Select men for the Triall of Eliazer Fawer sufficiency to p r forme the 
art of a Cowpe r , in answer to the Gen 1 Court Order, May 1664. 

There is layed out vnto Majo r Gen 1 Leaueritt In exchange for a 
p rt of his land layed out for high way through the necke of land to 
Roxsbeny, hulfe an Acre of land in the Towne Common vpon the 
Fort hill. And is in breadeth att the watter side 8 Rod & 16 Rod 
in length from thence toward the Fort & 3 Rod in breadth at the 
vpper end as it is now staked out and is in forme as in the mar- 
gent being bounded on the sowth by tow Rodd all the length of the 
land by the Towne land next M r Gibbs land. 

For the more conuenient and exspeditious dispatch of Ma r chants 
affayres or any other, or any other relateing to strangers and our 
Inhabitants. 

Itt is ordered that the Bell shall be runge att a 1 1 of y e Clocke 
euery workeing day to giue notis thereof to all persons concernned 
and that the ringer shall be allowed 12 d p. yeare by euery parson 
that cornonly resort there vnto and that they may assemble in the 
Rome vnder the Towne house, for the space of one hower for the 
ends aboue expressed. 

[17.] 29:6:64. Att a metting of M r . Joshua Scottow, 
Capt. James Oliuer, Fetter Oliuer, John Hull, Edward Ranceford, 
Hez. Usher, Thomas Lake. This day according to Court order by 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1664. 23 

Warrant from the County Treasuer Assessments was made by y e 
Select men of the Estates of the seuerall Inhabitants and committed 
to Cap' Dauis, whoe was chossen by the Towne to be Commissioner 
for that end. 

26 : 7 : 64. Att a metting of Hez. Usher, Capt. Olliver, John 
Hull, Edward Ranceford, Joshua Scottow, Thomas Lake, W m 
Hawkins fined 10 s for putting sheep vpon the Common contrary to 
a Towne order. Edward Dauis & Joseph Gridly are" apointed 
Bellmen for this yeare ensueing, and to take vp the seruice when 
the Millitary watch seaseth. 

Thomas Gardner & John Winchester are ordered to Joine with 
such as shall be apointed by Cambridg Village to laye out the \vay 
att the end of Isack Stedmans land or where theay shall find most 
conuenient towerds Natick & to make returne thereof. 

Granted to Barthcllmcw Thrcdneedell. a small parcell of land 
for 30 yeares, payeing to the Towne Treas r or his successor 18 d . p. 
annu the s d land boordering vpon Barthelmew Cheeucrs land, and 
is in bredeth att the West end the exstent of his fence 18 foot, one 
the Front towerds the streett in lengh 24 foot, and 7 and 20 one 
the East & 18 foot brood. 

Cap 1 Olliuer & Cap* Dauis w tb M r Fetter Oliuer are apointed by 
the Select men to attend the Counsill order about the puiding 
accomidation for Corrinall Nichols, when he shall returne heather. 

The new high way layed out w th the consent of the Neighbour 
Townes, according to law runing through the feild called M r Cool- 
borne feild into the Common containeing 261 Rods & a halfe, 
square Rods being purchased of the seurall p r sons following, of 
Mrs. Margeri Colboiirne, 132 Rods, of Henry Phillips 35 Rods & 
halfe, of W m Tallmage 35 Rods , of Maj r Gen 1 Leaueritt 24 Rods 
, and of Richard Bellingham Esq 33 Rods & % alloweing to the 
seurall p r sons for there land after the Rate of 3 s . & 9 d . p. "Rod to 
be satisfyed by the Treasuerer of the Towne, w ch high way was 
fenced att the Town Chardg & to be mantaned by the seuerall 
proprietors of whoine the land was purchased. Itt is Ordered that 
the East end of the Towne seller vnder the Stayer Casse shall be 
for a watch house for the townes vse. Itt is Agreed in considera- 
tio thereof to Allow Thomas Lake and Hezekiah Vsher 6. p. 
Annu and to be att the chardge [17. ] of the present repaire & fitting 
the s d seller for the vse befor mentioned, And in case the Towne after 
2 yeares vse of the same see cause to giue it vpp into the hands of 
the parsons befor mentioned of whome the Towne hath rented it, 
allowing the Chardg they haue ben at deliuering it vp. in good re- 
paire the Rent that shall be receiued to be repayed back againe. 

28 : 9 : 64. Att a metting of Fetter Oliver, Capt. Lake, Joshua 
Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, Edward Ranceford, John Hull. The 
peice of ground layed out for Steuen Barrett, containing 745 
fotte the dementions as layed out in the margent, liberty being 
graunted att the generall Towns metting, & left with the select men 
to order the same. 9 March 62/3. 



24 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

19:9: 64. This day A raite for Country and Towne occasions 
to the vallew of 620 : 19 s : G d . was deliuered to the Counstables 
to be leued according to law. 

26 : 10 : 64. Att a mettinge of Edward Ranceford, Fetter Oliuer, 
Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, Capt. Olliuer and 
John Hull 

30: 11 : 64. Att a metting of John Hull, Edward Ranceford, 
Capt. Ohuer, Fetter Oliuer, Hez. Usher, Joshua Scottow, Thomas 
Lake. 

Cap* Scarlitt hath libert}'e to wharfe vpon a parcell of land 
bought of Sumuell Grome lying next to Frances Hudsons House 
lott. 

Itt is ordered that John Hull and Fetter Oliuer is to take care 
about the inlardgment of the Towne schoole-house. 

Richard Waite hath liberty to erect a porch befor his streat doore 
during the Towne pleasure, paying to the Towne Treasuerer 12 d . 
p. Annum, to be paid the 25 of March yearely. 

Martine Kent fined 10 s . for setting Jorney men att worke con- 
trary to a towne order. 

26 : 12 : 64. Att a metting of Capt. James Oliuer, John Hull, 
Edward Ranceford, Fetter Oliver, Hezekiah Usher, Thomas Lake. 

Mrs. Jane Woodcock Widdow hath liberty of admittance into 
the Allme house duringe the Towne pleasure, M r Fetter Oliuer 
hath pouer to order y e same. W m Morris vpon there request to 
kepp A house of Entertainrn*, the Select men positiuely forbid it. 

6 : 1 : 64X5. Att a metting of the freemen upon publike notice 
from house to house 

Majo'Gei^Leaueritt, Cap 4 Thomas Clarke where chosen deputyes 
for the Gennerall Courts ordinary and extraordinarie for the whole 
yeare ensueing. 

Att the same metting Cap* Will Dauis, Deacon Wizall, M r John 
Richards were chosen Commissioners to ioyne with the Selectmen to 
draw vpp instructions for the deputyes. 

Att the same metting Cap* W ra Dauis Chossen Commissione 1 " to 
carry in the votes for nomination of Magistrals & the votes for 
the Count}' Treasuerer for the Sheeres metting. 

March 13 th 1664/5. [18.] Att a publicke metting of the in- 
habitants upon lawfull warning from house to house where chosen 
for the yeare ensueing 

Moderatour Capt Thomas Sauage. 

Select men Cap* Thomas Lake, Cap' James Olliuer, Fetter Ol- 
liuer, Joshua Scottow, Edward Ranceford, John Hull, Hezekiah 
Vsher. 

Counstables Peter Brackitt, Joseph How, Nathaniell Bishop, 
Augustine Clemunt, for Boston. 

Samuell Dauis, for Rumny Marsh, Nathaniell Stedman, for 
Muddy R}*uer. 

Clarkes for y e Markitt Nath 1 Adams, John Audline, Will 
Killkup. 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1665. 25 

Su.rue}'ors John Button, Rich Bennitt for Boston. 

Benjamine Mussye for Rumny Marsh : Cap 1 Hutcheson asistance 
desired. Thomas Gardner for Muddy Ryuer. 

Sealers of leather Habbicock Glouer, Nathan: Reanolds. 

Watter bailiffs Jonathan Ballstone, Thomas Pecke. 

Packer of meat Will Densdall. 

Cullers of fishe Francis Hudson, Ralph Sammes. 

Culler of Staues Edward Bellcher Sennior. 

Itt is ordered that the former instructions giuen [to Selectmen] 
should continue in force. 

Major Generall motion to the Towne for a peice of ground for 
Dauid Chapine, is left to the discretion of the Select men to order. 

Recorder. Hezekiah Vsher. Tresue 1 . John Hull. 

Sealers of waits &c. Petter Olliuer. 

27 : 1 : 65. Att a meting of Capt. Thomas Lake, Cap* Oliuer, 
Petter Oliver, Edw. Ranceford, John Hull, Hezekiah Usher, Joshua 
Scottow. 

John Vyall is licenced to draw wine and beere for the }'eare en- 
sueing. 

Widdow Vpshall, Witt Pollard, Clemment Groose, W ra Wardall 
licenced to draw beere for the yeare ensueing. 

W m Lyon hath vnder writt the agrement betwix* the select men 
of Boston and Obadiah Swift about the repa}'ring of the high 
wayes In the Marsh towerds Roxsberry as apeares under his 
hand. 

Edward Dauis is apointed to be Cow keper & pounder for the 
yeare ensueing y e Key to be left w th Isack Cullirnore. 

The order about Swinne made in the yeare (62) as apeares fol. 8 
standeth in force for this }-eare ensueinge. 

[ 19.] Hennery Rayner is hereby orderedd to attend the yoake- 
ing & ringing of Swynne belonging to the inhabitants of the Towne 
of Boston, and to aseize all forfeitures that shall arise by swine 
not being yoaked and ringed according to order as appears in the 
order fol. 8. 

The order about Sheep fo. 3. standeth in force after the 1 st of 
Aprill. 

Sam 1 Bennitt & John Tuttle chosen together with Cap* Hutcheso" 
to goe the Bounds betwixt Boston, & Line, and Maulding. 

24 : 2 : 65. Att a metting of Joshua Scottow, Capt. Thomas 
Lake, Edward Ranceford, John Hull, Petter Oliuer, Capt. Oliuer, 
Hezekiah Usher. 

Wiiti Whitall, Thomas Snow, Witti Courser, licenced to draw 
Beere for the yeare ensueing. James Webster hath a graunt of 
land, in length towerds the towne high way 44 foot in bredth, 
in the North West 45 foot, towerds the pond 45 foot, and on the 
East with James Burgis land, for which hee is to pa}' 12 d . p. }*eare 
for 30 yearcs terme which he is to enjoy the same. 

Barthellmew Cheeu r es hath a graunt of a strip of land bounded 
on the N. W. with street, and is in bredth 17 foot, & thence vpon 
a straite line to the sixt post from the lane end, is in length 116 



26 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

foot, in the midle it is 8 foot in bredth, for which he is to pay 2 9 . 
p. yeare in mony for y e terrae of 30 yeares. 

John Lewis hath liberty for keping of Cooke shop for yeare cn- 
sueing. 

Thomas Hawkins hath liberty for drawing Beere & to kep Cooke 
shop for year ensueing. 

Itt is ordered that the Counstables Watch begine the first of May 
according to instructions given fo. 10 and to continue the said 
watch untell further order be taken to the contrary. 

4:3: G5. Att a metting of the freemen M r Anthony Stodder is 
chosen Deputy for the Gennerall Court this yeare ensueing. 

Att a mettinge of the Comittie apointed by the Freemen of the 
Town of Boston to draw vp Instructions for the deputies it is 
agreed to p r sent these ensueing viz. First that there may be an 
amicable compliance with his Majesties Hon rble Comissioners ac- 
cording as dutye to God & allegiance to his Majestic obligeth 
w th out any receding from o r iust priuelegies according to Pattent. 

Second!}'. In as much as the number of Free men in this Towne 
of Boston (consisting of two distinct churches) is very lardg, that 
either the number of deputies theire representatiues may bee in- 
lardged according to proportion of Free men, or that there ma}* 
bee shere deputyes. 

Thirdly that whereas there be diuers officers (as sealers of 
leather &c.) whoe after election, by law, oft to be sworne to the 
execution thereof whoe yett refuse the [2O.] same, that there may 
be some penaltie inflicted vpon the refuser of the same that soe the 
worke ma}' not be frustrated. 

Fourthly That whereas the Standard for waights in Townes 
exceeds not 4 pounds, that it may be enlardged to 56 pound waight, 
whereby fraud may be p r uented in greater draughts. 

Fiftly That where as for the future there may bee more vse 
of Bricks then formerly, for p r uention of damadge that the law re- 
lateing to Tiles may be inlardged to Bricks, as to Clay they are 
made of and that there may he a size apointed for there demensions 
and that there moldes may bee shod &c. Subscribed by 

Wilt Dauis, John Wissall, John Richards, together with the Se- 
lect men. 

29 : 3 : 65. Att a metting of Fetter Oliver, Edward Ranseford, 
John Hull, Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, Capt. 
James Oliuer. 

Mr Rocke and Mr Barthellmew with the rest of their neiglitbours 
being desirous to pane the causye from y e end of Goodman Courser 
dwelling house to the end of the lane by M r Rocke, they haue lib- 
ertye to sett vp posts att each end to kepp of Carts for the securing 
the causye. 

Gorg Hiskitt Allowed to keep a Wherry to goe aboord ships. 
John Cox hath the like liberty. 

Itt is ordered that* Thomas Jay In consideration of a peice 
ground butting vpon the new metting house to the North as his 
fence now stands, the s d Thomas Jay is freed from all raites during 1 
his & wife natural I Hie, & 40". in silucr besides. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1665. 27 

John Glander Joiner fined 10 s . for opening shop without liberty, 
which fine he payed in a Chaier. 

Clemment Grosse fined 20*. for long continnuance of entertainm 1 
of Marti ne Kent. 

Capt Sauadge, fined 10 8 . for letting a roome to Marline Kent 
contrary to Towne order. 

John Cottie fined 10 s . for opeing shop, contrary to Towne order 

In consideration of Land receiued of Richard Bellingham Esq. 
for the Towne high way towerds Roxsherry, In exchange thereof 
wee haue graunted and layed out a square peice of ground Butting 
upon Thomas Snow on the Sowth, & Mr Collborne on the East, & 
the Common on the West, and North as it is now fenced in. 

26 : 4 : 65. [21.] Att a mettinge of M r John Hull, Potter 
Oliuer, Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, 

John Hubbert hath not liberty to abide tocontinnue in the Towne, 
vnles he seme 3 yeare to perfect hime in the trade of a Joinner. 

31 : 5: 65. Att a metting of Edward Ranceford, Cap* Oliuer, 
Joshua Scottow, Thomas Lake, Fetter Oliuer, John Hull, Heze- 
kiah Usher 

Cap* Hudson is to make vpp the Fence about the burying place, 
within 14 da}'es after the date of these presents or elce the prom- 
ise to hime relateing to the s d burying place to be vdyd from 
thenceforth. 

Mr Fetter Oliuer is apointed for to repaire the well belonging to 
M r Increase Mather, soe farr forth as it was impared for the Town 
vse. 

Sam Emmens fined 10". for entertaininge of Roger Champion 
contrary to Towne order. 

Barthellmew Barnard hath liberty before his one ground to 
wharfe. 

28 : 6 : 65. Att a metting of Cap*. James Oliuer, Fetter Oliuer, 
Edward Ranceford, John Hull, Hezekiah Usher, Joshua Scottow 

This day according to Court order by warrant from the County 
Tresuere' assessm t8 was made by the selectmen of the estates of the 
seuerall inhabitants & committed to Cap 4 W m Dauis whoo was 
chosen by the Towne to be Comissio 1 for that end. 

Mr John Hull is ordered to treat with the Selectmen of Brantry 
about the allowance to the Indians for there Lands and to com- 
pound and agree About the same. 

1 : 7 : 65. Mr Benjamine Gillum J r haueing obstructed the high 
way leading to Fort hill, one the West side of his dwelling house 
and ware house, Itt is therefore ordered that the s d highe wnv shall 
be forth with layed open & left 10 foot in bredth vpon pehaltie of 
20 s . a week weekly vpon the defect thereof. 

25 : 7 : 65. Att a metting of Capt. Thomas Lake, Capt. James 
Oliuer, Fetter Oliuer, Edward Ranceford, John Hull, Ilezckiab 
Usher, Joshua Scottow, 



28 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Edward Dauis and Joseph Griclly are apointed Bell-men and to 
take up the seruisse when the Counstable watch is giuen upp. 

31 :5 : 65. Sarg* Will Turner was ordered to puide for himselfe 
and family in some other place, haueing carrcd it ofenciuel}* heere. 

28 : 6 : 65. On the 28 th 6 m following, notwithstanding contin- 
nueing his aboode heere, hee was againe ordered to remoue out of 
the Towne, within a forth night. 

One the 25 th of the 7 mo Sargt Will Turner refuseing to depart out 
of the Towne haueing due warning giuen hime, Itt is therefor 
ordered that he shall be presented to the next Count}' Court. 

John Marshall is ordered to goe from house to house to require 
fines of all such houshoulders that are defectiue in puideing 
Lathers accordinge [22.] to Towne order fol. 104. ould records. 



30 : 8 : 65. Att a metting of Joshua Scottow, Thomas Lake, 
Fetter Oliuer, James Oliuer, John Hull, Edward Ranceford, Hez. 
Usher, 

Robert Walker acknowledge! Thomas Jeffery his saruant hath 
serued his time of Aprentiship according to his Endenturs. 

John Dawes is ordered to oner see the youth at the new metting 
house, that they behaue themselues reuerently in the time of diuine 
worship, &nd to act according to his instructions therein. 

10 : 8 : 65. The Vote respecting Comisio r s Choice one by one, 
was repealed. 

13 : 9 : 65. This day a raite for Country and Town occassions 
to the vallew of 575. 1 s . 6 d . was deliuered to the Counstables of 
Boston to be leeued according to law. 

27 : 9 : 65. Att a metting of Hezekiah Usher, Thomas Lake, 
Joshua Scottow, John Hull, Edward Ranceford, Fetter Oliuer. 

Witt Kent hath libert}' to keep a Cooke Shop. 

Vpon Information of the necessitye and Inabillity of the North 
end of the Towne to repaire there metting house, wee iudge mett 
to allow 40. out of the Towne Treasuery towerds the same. 

25: 10: 65. Att a metting of Fetter Oliuer, Edward Rance- 
ford Hezekiah Usher, Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow, Capt. Oli- 
uer, John Hull 

Itt ordered that Hennery Fhillips shall be alowed 35J- Rood in 
lewe of the 35 Rood taken out of his ground for the high wa}* 
towerds Roxsberry to be layed out att the N. E. end of his pas- 
tour, allowing a sufficient high way. 

Capt Hutcheson returne relating to there perambulation between 
Boston Mauldeii & Lin and in perticuler the causy on Rumny 
Mursh, one the file. 

29 : 11 : 65. Att a metting of Edward Ranceford, John Hull, 
Fetter Oliuer, Joshua Scottow, James Oliuer, Hezek ah Usher, 
Thomas Lake. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1665. 29 

John Andrws hath libert}* for a seller doore prouided it be erected 
according to Towne order. 

Francis Hudson hath liberty to kepp a house of ptiblique enter- 
tainm 1 . 

Whereas in the j'eare 43. a graunt of 300 Ackers of Land as 
apeare in Booke of Records (fo. 66.) giuen to the first proprietors 
of the Watter Mills in the Towne of Boston on Condition of make- 
ing a passage through the Mill dam, for Botts to goe into the mill 
pond, which Condicon being accomplished, Mr Will Stoughton 
sonne & heaj're to Isarell Stoughton deceased, being an Assignie, 
to the pprieters in the s d Mills, makeing a demand of the same Itt 
is gruunted the s d W m Stoughton hath liberty to looke out 300 
Ackers of land belonging to the Towne of Boston adjoining to 
Brantry which is neither layed out in peticuler Alottmen' 8 [23.] 
nor leased out vppon Rent. 

Itt is agreed that for this }-eare the 30 Soldiers that ar listed 
for the Castle shall haue the head monny allowed by the Country 
made 4 s . apeice to each Soldier out of the Towne Treasure. 

This day a lease signed for the Seller vnder the Towne house to 
M r Robert Gibbs, for 51 Yeares, begining the 25 of March last, 
paj'eing 5 s . in siluer to the Towne Treasuer one the 1st of March 
yearely. 

Jacob Eliat for and in consideration of part of his land layed 
out for the high way to Cambridg and lookeing after the bounds of 
the Comon lands att Muddy Riuer, hath liberty to make vse of s d 
Commos att the great pond for the space of 7 yeares. 

26 : 12 : 65. Att a metting of John Hull, Fetter Oliuer, James 
Oliuer, Edward Ranceford, Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, 
Thomas Lake 

This day was signed, sealed & deliuered a Lease to Major Gen 1 
Leaueritt for Fox Hill with all the Marsh about the same soe farr 
as the salt Watter floweth, bounded with the high way Sowth, with 
the Towne Common East & North, & with the Beach and Sea 
West. To have and to hould the said land the terme of 40 yeares 
from the 1 st da} r of March insueing, paying to the Treasuer the 
Towne upon the 1st of March the sum of 30 s . p. annu in currant 
monny. Granting liberty to the Inhabitants of the Tow to fetch 
Sand or Clay from the s d Hill, as doth more lardgly apeare in the 
s d Artickles. 

5 : 1 : 6f . Att a metting of the freemen upon publike notis from 
house to house 

Cap* Thomas Clarke, M r Anthony Stodder choosen deput} T es for 
the Gennerall Courts for the yeare ensueing. 

Att the same metting Capt W m Dauis chosen Commissioner to 
cary in the votes for nomination of Magistrats & the votes for the 
County Treasuer, to the Sheere metting. 

The salt marshe belonging to the Towne Inclosed by Mr John 
Allcock with a ditch, In answer to the s d Allcock's petition y e 10 th 
l m 61-2 being referred to the Selectmen determination is partly ex- 
changed for a parcell of vpland containing 4 Ackers more or lesse 



30 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

which did belong to the s d Allcocke & is now added to the Townes 
Common, And partly leased and graunted to hime for ener, paying 
for 15 yeares 12 d . p. Ann m & afterwards 3. p. Annum foreuer 
according to a deed from the s d Allcock bearing date the 6 : 1 mo : 
64-5. 

[24.] March 12. 1665. Att a publike metting of the inhab- 
itants of the Towne of Boston from house to house where 

Chosen for the yeare ensueing. 

Moderatour. Cap' Thomas Sauage. 

Select men Cap* Lake, Cap 1 Oliuer, Fetter Oliuer, Joshua 
Scottow, John Hull, Edward Ranceford, Hezekiah Vsher. 

Couustables. Nath 1 Reanolds, John Button, Richard Bcnnitt, 
Arthur Masson, for Boston. Sam 1 Dauis for Rumy Marshe, Na- 
than. Stedman for Muddy Ryuer. 

if Clerks for the Markitt Michaell Willis, John Merrian, Samuell 
/ Norden. 

Surueyo r s Fetter Goose, Rich: Smith, for Boston Thomas 
Gardner for Mudd}' Rj'uer, Will Ireland for Rumn}- Marsh : Benj 
Mussy hath accepted to hould for this year. 

Sealers for Leather Will Courser, "W m Gibbson. 

Watter Bailiffs Jonathan Balston, Thomas Packe. 

Cullers of fish Francis Hudsonn, Ralph Sammons. 

Cullers of Staues. Edward Bellcher. Packer of meat & fishe. 
W m Densdall. 

Measu r of Salt Francis Hudsonn. Recorder. Hezekiah Vsher. 
Tresuer. John Hull. Sealer of Waits &c. Fetter Oliuer. 

Voted in the negatiue one the motion made by the Counstables 
that their raites should be Taken of. 

26 : 1 : 66. Att a metting of Cap*. James Olliuer, John Hull, 
Edward Ranceford, Hezekiah Usher, Joshua Scottow. 

John Vyall is licenced to draw Wine & Beere for the yeare en- 
sueing. W m Wardall, Wirldow Vpshall, W m Courser, Clement 
Groose, Tbo: Hawkins, W m Pollard, Thomas Snow, Will Whitt- 
well Licenced to draw Beere for the year ensueing [The latter] 
haueing assured vs that he will not any longer then the Yeare kepp 
a house of entertainm*. 

The order about Sw}-ne made in the 3 T eare 1662 apearingfoli (8) 
standeth in force for the yeare ensueinge. 

John Crosse is hereby ordered to attend the yoaking & ringing 
of the Swyne belonging to the inhabitants of the towne and to 
asseize all forfeitures [25.] that shall arise by the Swine not being 
yoaked and ringed according to order apering foli. (8) The order 
about Sheep fo. 3, standeth in force after the 11 th Aprill. John 
Crosse is apointed to be the Toune cryer, to be allowed 2 d . for what 
he cryeth att the metting house, And what he Crye vpp & downe 
from street to street is to be allowed 6 d . a time ; further the s? 
John Crosse is ordered to cleare the streets of Carron, & other 
offenciue matters. 

Agreed with M r Dannell Hincheman for 40. p. Ann m to nssisst 
M r Woodmancy in the grammer Schoole & teach Childere to 
wright, the Yeare to begine the l t of March 65-6. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1666. 31 

John Dawes, You are hereby impoured to take care of the 
Youth and such persons att the new metting house, that are dis- 
orderly in the time of God sollem worship, to compell such as ar 
without doors to goe into the metting house & such as ar disor- 
derly within with a small wand to correct them, & in case of con- 
tempt. Yo u areto take such p r sons names, & by the helpe and 
assistance of the Counstable to bring them befor Authority that 
they may be delt with according to the demerritt the day following, 
this order signed the 21 : 2 : 66. by y e Gouerno r & He: Vsher in 
the name of the Select men. 

John Lewis hath liberty for keping a Cooke Shop for y e yeare 
ensueing. 

Widdow Turner hath liberty to draw wine & beer for the yeare 
ensueing. 

30 : 2 : 66. Att a metting of Hezekiah Usher, Fetter Oliuer, 
John Hull, Edward Ranceford. 

Le* Tuttle, Corn 1 Hazy, Sam Dauis, are made choice of as a 
'Committie to settle the high way at pulling point leading out of 
the necke to Rumy marsh, And to ishue all such differences about 
high wayes betwixt neighbour & neighbour & to make returne 
thereof the next metting day. 

M r Deane Winthrup, Cap* Edward Hutchenson, James Bill, are 
made choice of as a Committie to Settle the high way from the 
high way that is apointed to be layed out from pulling point to the 
Country high way & soe likewise a high way leading to Maldine & 
likewise to settle such high wayes as shall be conuenient betwixt, 
neighbour & neighbor, makeing returne thereof. 

Itt is ordered that the Connstables watch shall begine the 1 st of 
May according to instructions given fo. 10. & the s d watch to con- 
tinue untell further order be given to the Contrary. 

Scavengers Orders. 

That noe person whatsoeuer shall upon the penalty of 5 shillings 
for euery default suffer any stones, clay, timber, firewood, bords, 
clapboords or any other thing to lay aboue 48 houers which might 
annoy y c streets. 

[26.] That noe inhabitant shall throw forth o r lay any intrales 
of beasts or fowles garbidge or Carrion dead dogs or ratts dead 
beasts or any other stinking thing in an}* highway ditch or Com- 
mon belonging to this towne but are injoyned to bury y e same for 
the preventing of anno}"ance thereby and allsoe y* noe person shall 
throw forth dust o r dung, shreeds of cloth or leather, tobbacco 
stalkes or any other thing w h may tend to the annoyance of the 
streets upon penalty according to law puided and to be moderated 
according to y e discretion of y e Selectmen further it is ordered for 
the preuention of annoyance to the Town, all garbidge, beast en- 
trails &c. are to be throwne into the Mill Creek ouer the Mill 
Bridge upon penalty of 20 shillings fo r euery default, and euery 
other person is to obserue s d ord r on s d penaltie. 

Itt is further ordered that noe parson shall annoy the Commo by 
casting stui.es out of there lotts or other thinges, which ma)- be 



32 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

offensiue or b}* laj'ing any carrion upon it, upon the penalty of 20 
shillings to be paid by euery pson transgressing. 

Edward Davis is apointed to bee Covvkeper for the yeare ensue- 
ing and likewise to be pounder of all such Cattle as ar contrar}* to 
towne order and the key to be left with Isack Cullimore. 

28 : 3 : 66. Att a metting of Fetter Oliuer, Hezekiah Usher, 
John Hull, Edward Ranceford, James Oliuer, Thomas Lake. 

Wee whose names are vnder written being made choice of by 
the Select men of Boston to lay out the hie wayes att Puline pointe 
leading into the Coun.terie, as allsoe the hie wa\'es betwixt nigh- 
bour and neighboure, and soe to the wattersides, Wee iudge & 
r. pointe that the accustomed waj'es now vsed shall still be con- 
tinnued, only wee iudge it conuenient, That the gate betwixt Mr 
Winthorps ground & Elder Penn be remoued heyer vp the hill 
towards M r Winthropps ground, to be layed aboue the well ; and 
judge it necessary that euery man that hath ground (that hye 
waves goe through) that is for y e publique hige way to Rumnyc 
Marsh is to make hand gates for more conueniensy, for to pass 
thorow & not to haue onely railes to drawe, w ch wee conceiue ma}' 
suffise for Carts, dated att Puland pointe this 18 th May 1G66. 

JOHN TUTTLE, WILL HASEE, SAM DAUIS. 

Wee whoso names vnderwritten a Committie to setle the high 
wayes att Rumney Marsh, Wee haueing vewed the seuerall wayes. 
doe judge it most conuenient that the accustomed wayes now vsed 
both to the high way leading to L'nne, as allsoe the high waye 
[The next folio is also 26 marked 27.] leading to Maiden, As 
allsoe the high wayes leading to Winnetsemet, As allsoe the 
high wa}-es be twixt neightbour & neightbour & to the watter 
sides shall still be continnued, being founde by long experience 
to be most conueinient and on our veiueing of them wee finde 
them soe to bee. And whereas there was a high way formerly 
layed out through Rumny Marsh which wee iudge in many 
places of it Inconuenient. And therefore b} 7 reason either of 
hilles or Swampe hath not been vsed, Wee judge such as haue 
landes joyninge upon it, And soe forced to sufcr the high way to 
goe through there other landes for more conucaniency, Wee iudge it 
conuenient that soe much of that hye way as is not now made vse 
of, But the wa} T turned for Conueniencye, otherwise that the pro- 
pritie r of the land butting upon the high waves shall have liberty 
to take it into there lands which now the high wayes goes thorow 
(and the records to be made, to confirme) only the acustomed 
high wayes now vsed, dated at Rumny Marsh this 25 : 3 mo : 1G66. 

DEANE WINTHROP 
EDWARD HUTCHINSON 
JAMES BILL his marke. 

26 : 4 : 66. Att a metting of Thomas Lake, James Oliuer, Pet- 
ter Oliuer, Hezekiah Usher, Edward Ranceford, John Hull 

Mr Jones one the 28 : 3 mo . 1666 being sent for by the Select men 
for keep g a schoole and being required to performe his promise to 



BOSTON TOWN RECOKDS, 1666. 33 

the Towne in the Winter to remoue himeselfe and famyly in the 
springe : And forbideng to keep schoole an} 7 longer. 

Robert Coxe hath lyberty graunted to sell scuruy grasse Aile &c. 

27 : 6 : 66. Att a metting of John Hull, Edward Ranceford, 
Fetter Oliuer, Capt. Oliuer, llezekiah Usher, Joshua Scottow 

A raite made for strangers to the vallew of 18. I 8 . 8 d . & com- 
mitted to the Cunstables to gather vpp. 

24: 7: 66. Att a metting of Edward Ranceford, John Hull, 
Thomas Lake, Cap'. James Oliuer, Hezekiah Usher 

Edward Dauis & Joseph Gridly are apointed Bell men and to 
begine their seruise the 2 d of Oct r , att night following. 

29 : 8 : 66. Att a metting of Joshua Scotto, John Hull, Edward 
Ranceford, Hez. Ushe r 

Itt is Ordered that M r Henry Shrimpton legacie of 50. is to be 
layed out in the purchass of some hind o r house as may bring in 
some Annuall Rent, In the meane while, the 50 to be lett out to 
some able persone as may allow consideration for it. The care 
hereof is comitted to the Towne Treasurer. 

19 : 9 : 66. This day a raite made for Country and Towne 
occasions to the vallew of 726. 18. delivered to the severall 
Connstables of Boston to be leued according to law. [The next folio 
is also ff .] 

[26.] 26 : 9 : 66. Att a metting of Capt. Thomas Lake, 
Joshua Scottow, John Hull, Edward Ranceford, Fetter Oliuer, 
Hezekiah Usher. 

28:11:66 Att a metting of M r . Joshua Scottow, Fetter Oliuer, 
Cap 4 James Oliuer, Capt Lake, Hezekiah Usher, Edw d . Ranceford, 
John Hull 

Will Whitwell hath liberty together with his neighbours to 
wharfe one the North side of the mille taile for landing wood, &c. 
And in case the neightbours refuse to beare p.portinall charge 
with him then to requier wharfedge of such p r sons as shall make 
vse thereof. 

Mr Edward Ting, Joshua Scottow, Thomas Lake, James Mat- 
tock, Edward Naylor, Samuell Mattocke, Mrs Paddy, Benjamine 
Phipinye. Gamaliell Phippinye, John Coraos, Humphery Mylam, 
hath liberty to wharfe or make dockes as they shall agree on, or 
any of them before theire owne landes betwenn the mill Creeke & 
John Phillips dock. 

25: 12: 66. Att a metting of M r John Hull, Fetter Oliuer, 
Cap 1 James Oliuer, Cap 1 Lake. Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah Usher & 
Edward Ranceford 

Whereas In the ould booke of Records, fol 85. bereing date the 
19th : 2 month : 49. Mr W m Phillips was bound both himselfe heyres 
and assignus to pave to the Free Schoole of Boston, 13". 4 d . p. Ann' 



34 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

for euer in consideration of Land giuen by M r Christopher Stanly. 
the s d rent of 13". 4 d . is remitted to the said Will Phillips and his 
he}Tes for ever. 

In consideration of a high way layed out from Mr John Farniseeci 
to the cross high wa}* leading to the Buring place as apears in Ibl. 80. 
the 12 th : 2 mo : 50. As allso another high way leading from Jeri- 
miah Morrell, to Dannell Treuas. 

Further it is agreed that part of the ould Foot way bordering 
vpon the Mill pond, from the high way leading to the Watter mills, 
vnto the sowtherly end of the Brick kills be relinkquished vnto Ma- 
jo' W m Phillips his heyres & assigns for euer 

4 : 1 : 66/7. Att a metting of the freemen upon publique not is 
from house to house Cap 1 Thomas Clarke & Mr Anthony Stodder 
were chosen deputyes for the Generall Courts the yeare ensueing. 
The same day Capt. W m Dauis was chosen Commissioner to carrye 
in the votes for nomination of Magistrates and the votes for the 
County Tresuer to the Sheere metting. 

[27.] March 11 th 66/7. Att a publique metting of the in- 
habitants of theTowne of Boston from house to house were Chosen 
for the yeare ensueing. 

Moderatour Cap* Thomas Sauage. 

Select men Capt Thomas Lake, Capt James Oliuer, Mr Peter 
Oliuer, M r Joshua Scottow, Mr John Hull, M r Edw d Ranceford, & 
Hezekiah Vsher : Senio r . 

Counstables John Bateman, John Brookine, Thomas Blye, 
Thorn Hull, for Boston. John White Senior for Muddy Ryuer. 
John Center for Rumny Marsh. 

Clarkes for y e Markitt John Peas: Allexand: Baker Will. 
Gibson. 

Surueyors for H5ghwa}'es Rich Bennett, Peter Goose, for Bos- 
ton. Edward Kebby, for Muddy Ryuer. Hen: Grenn, for Rumny 
Marsh. 

Sealers of Leather Will Courser, John Cleere. 

Water Bailiffes Barthelmew Barnard, Joseph Gridly. 

Cullo r of Fishe M r W' n Tillye, Francis Hudson, Ralph Sam- 
mons Cullo r of Staues Edward Belcher. 

Packer of meat & Fish Will Densdall. 

Measu r of Salt Francis Hudsonn. Record 1 " Hezekiah Vsher. 
Tresuerer John Hull. Sealer of wtt 8 &c. Petter Olliuer. 

Whereas In fol. 85 in the ould Booke of Records, the Planters of 
Long Hand and Specttackle Hand by agreement with the Towne to 
allow 6 d . one acker p. annum to the Towne Tresuer which annuall 
rent is by the Towne's Consent is made voyde. pionided that what 
is short payed in of there rent be forthwith payed to the Towne 
Tresuere. 

Free-Grace Bendall moueing for accommidation for house plott 
to build vpon, itt is left to the discression of the Townesraen to 
agree both for place and termes ; and to perpetuate y e same. James 
Pemmerton and John Moore chosen Surueyours of Fences att 
Muddy Ryuer. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1667. 35 

25 : 1 : 67. [28.] Att a metting of M r . Edward Ranceford, 
John Hull, Cap 1 . Oliuer Fetter Oliuer, Capt Lake, Joshua Scottow, 
Hezekiah Usher. 

Jarnes Landon fined 20 shillings Joseph Dauis fined 20 shillings 
John White fined 20 shillings Clemman* Sammon fined 5 s . for enter- 
taineing & Imployeing of ISteuen Brace contrarie to a Towne order. 

Steuen Brace fined '20*. for setting vp his callinge of Feltmaker, 
without libertye from the Select men. 

Whereas sundry of the Inhabitants desire to keepe Sheepe vpon 
the Comon instead of Cowes Itt is ordered that all such persons 
shall prouide a keeper for there sheepe & if any Sheepe be found with- 
out a keeper, Itt shall be lawfull for any person to impound such 
sheepe for which every owner shall pay, 2 d for eve^ sheepe soe 
impounded, and shall be lyable to paye all dammages done to any 
by them in inclosures or otherwise. 

Itt is ordered that all swine which shall be found within the 
bounds of the Towne of Boston out of the ground of the Owners 
without being yoake and ringed after the 12 th of Aprill 1667, all 
owners shall forfeit for every such Swine, every time soe found, 
the sum of two shillgs sixe pence. 

4 : 1 : 67. M r John Hull, Jacob Elliatt, Theophilus Frirye, 
Thomas Gardner, Petter Aspinall, ar chosen perambulators for the 
bounds betwenn Muddy Riuer, Roxsberry, and Cambridge. 

29 : 2 : 67. Att a metting of Hezekiah Usher, Edward Rance- 
ford, John Hull, Capt. Oliuer, Petter Oliuer, Thomas Lake. 

Mr Dauis hath liberty to raise tow Buttresses for strengthninge 
of his gate, butting one the hye way. 

Steuen Brace fined 20'. for the contempt of the Townesmen order 
in there restriction the last metting day : And further forbidden to 
worke any other worke then Jorny worke for 12 mo , on penaltie of 
20'. p. month. 

W m Lyons ordered to answere the presentm* of the defect qf the 
high wayes to Roxsberry The next County Court at Boston. 

[29.] There is lett out to Thomas Batt the lyme pitts, that he 
fonnerl}" rented, to make vse of them for 14 j'eares at 7'. 6 d . p. An- 
num, to be payed to the Tresuer of the Towne of Boston then in 
being to his due satisfaction the 1 st of March yearely. 

Itt is Ordered that the Counstables watch shall begine the first of 
May according to instructions giuen, foli. 10. and y e said watch to 
continue untell further order be given to y* contrary. 

Thomas lorns fined 5 s . for broking vp the Towne ground. 

Cap 4 W m Hudson, John Vyall, John Turner Licenced to draw 
Beere and Wine for the yeare ensueing. 

Will Wardall, Clemment Groose hath liberty to draw Beere for the 
veare ensueing. Widdow Vpsall hath liberty for halfe a }'eare to 
Jraw beere. Thomas Snow licenced but for half year vnles he 
remoue his dwelling into the streat leding into the Towne from 
Roxsbeny. W m Pollard hath licence for to- draw beer for halfe 
yeare vnles he remoue his dwelling into the streat leading to 
Roxsbeiy. Will Courser hath liberty to draw Beere for the yeare 
ensueing. Thomas Hawkins hath the like liberty. 



36 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Will Kemp hath liberty to keep a Cooke Shopp prouided he sell 
not strong Beere, w}'ne or stronge drincke. 

Will Whittwell hath liberty to draw Beere for the yeare ensueing 
on consideration, of his great losses, the last yeare. 

Mr Will Howard hath liberty to keep a wrighting schoole, to 
teach childeren to vvritte and to keep accounts. 

Edward Dauis is apointed to be Co we keeper, and pounder for the 
yeare ensueing, the key to be left with Isack Cullimore 

27 : 3 : 67. Att a metting of M r Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah 
Usher, Fetter Olliuer, John Hull, Edward Ranceford, Thomas 
Lake, Capt James Oliuer. 

Cap* Thomas Lake, M r John Hull, and M r Joshua Scottow, are 
deputed to make inquire in to the thirds of M rs Coole estate, and are 
hereby fully impoured to ishue all matters concerning the Townes 
legacy e. 

John Clow is prohibited from makeing of Candles, either pri- 
uately or publiquely to sell them in a retaile way one the penaltye 
Of 20 8 a month. 

[3D.] Vpon the complaint of the defectiue Couering of the pass- 
age ouer a seller in the hye way from the North Battery neare Mr 
Rocke house now in the posession of Eliakim Hutchinson, It is 
therfore ordered that he repayre the same within 15 dayes from the 
date hereof, and in non compliance with this order, he shall pay 20". 
p. month, monthly. 

The fence belonginge to the house pertaining to the Childeren of 
the late Good. Browne deceased, next to Joh Jacksons. being sett 
into the streett one the Townes ground, by John Sweete order. 
Itt is hereby ordered to be remoued within one Month one penaltye 
of 10 s . & soe 10 8 . each month vntell it be remoued. 

24 : 4 : 67. Att a mettinge of Cap* James Oliuer, Joshua Scot- 
tow, Capt. Lake, John Hull, Edward Ranceford, Hezekiah Usher, 
Fetter Oliuer 

John Starr is Fined 10 s . for Fencinge against the Town high 
way, without informeing the Select men according to Towne order 
allsoe 12 s . p. month tell the Fence be remoued. 

There is lett a peice of ground to Mr. Fetter Olliuer, att the 
vpper end of his lott, bordering vpon Fort hill, being in lengh 6 Rod 
to the Sowth and in bredth to the West 3 Rod 5 foott and to the 
East commeth of to a point, Allowing to the Town Tresuer 2 8> p. 
annu, and to hould the same duringe the Towne pleasure. 

Capt. Walkers Bench & Fence standinge 10 Inches into the 
Townes ground, hath libertye to stand during the Towne pleasure, 
payinge 6 d . p. yeare to the towne Tresurer. 

Steuen Talb3'es porch standing one the Towne ground 4 inches 
hath libertye to stand duringe the Towne pleasuer, paying 6 d< p. 
ann m . to the Towne Tresuer. 

15: 5: 67. Att a publique Towne metting John Smith is 
chosen Counstable for Ruiny Marsh in the rome of John Center 
deceased. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1667. 37 

M r . Thomas Brattle chose Commissioner to Joine with the Select 
men in the estimate of the estates of the seuerall Inhabitants of 
the Towne in order to a raite. 

29 : 5 : 67. Att a metting of Fetter Oliuer, Capt. James Oliuer, 
Hezekiah Usher, Edw d Ranceford, John Hull, Thomas Lake. 

Hennery Heriat put himeselfc to Aprentice to Joseph Dauis Felt 
maker, for to serue 6 yeares from the [31.] 11 th July 1667 to the 
end of the terme of 6 yeares haueing served 2 yeares one the same 
calling formerly. 

Isacke Cullimore declares that he formerly layed out a way be- 
twenne Jeremiah Cushion house And Richard Bradley s, of 4 foot 
wide, leading from the street to Richard Martine paells, which I 
desire ma}' be recorded in the Towne Booke. 

Whereas there was a complaint preferd by Ambros Bennitt of 
the defectiue Chymnyes of the house of Good Newell Senior of 
Roxsberry Rented to Joshua Rice, vpon veiw of Richard Knight, 
and Will Dawes, bricklayers ar Judged insuficient and dangerious, 
Wee therfor order that the s d Chymnies within 8 dayes bee repaired, 
one penaltee of 10 s . & soe 5 8 . for each day vntell they be secured. 

John Ingoldsby hath put himselfe aprentice to Joseph Dauis for 
to learne the trade of felt maker, beging the first of May and soe 
to serue the terme of 8 yeares. 

Widdow Vpshall, Will Pollard [each] permitted to keep a pub- 
lique house of entertainm* for the next halfe yeare ensueing. 

Whereas John White, of Muddy Ryuer hath preferred a com- 
plaint against James Pemberton, for setting vp a gate in the high 
way by the Bridge betwenn the s d John White & Pemberton, Wee 
iudge the s d complaint groundles, for as much as that for many 
years before, and some time sence, John White's dwelling theere a 
gate was erected and allowed in or neare the same place, And we 
see noe cause to accept against it. 

Vpon complaint of seuerall Inhabitants of the abuse and Cumber 
of the street by John Lowell, the Cooper, by his callinge & the 
defect of the passage in the high way befor his doore, Itt is ther- 
for Ordered that John Lowell shall remoue all such annoyance & 
forthwith repayre the high way befor his doore, betwixt this and 
the 24 th of Aug. on penalty e of 10 s . each month after the limited 
time for neglect thereof. 

Vpon the Complaint of seuerall Inhabitants of a fraime sett vp, 
ouer against Esdras Reades belonging to Thomas Edsall that the 
Gabell ends being red}' to dropp down to the danger and hazard of 
the Hues of persons that passe by, Itt is therefor Ordered, that the 
s d Thomas Edsall within 3 dayes doe either take downe or secure 
the Gable ends, on penaltye of fiue for each day they soe abide 
after the 3 dayes expired. 

[32.] 1 : 6 : 67. One complaint of the insufficiencie of Rig- 
gine, made by Jo n Wing, Itts therefore ordered that M r John Hay- 
man, Tho: Moore and Rich Myles are to take a fitt season to vew 
y e Rigging & make returne thereof, to the Selectmen at the nixt 
metting, whether the Rigging be seruiceable. 



38 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

2G : 6 : 67. Att a metting of John Hull, Fetter Oliuer, Capt. 
James Oliuer, Capt. Thomas Lake, Hezekiah Usher, Edward 
lla nee ford. 

Bcnj. Thompson being made choice of by the selectmen for to 
officiate in the place of the schole master for one j*eare, Mr. Hull 
being apointed to agree for tearmes, what to allow hime p. Annu. 

B} r vertue of a Towne vote past 1 1 March - 6 r 6 - giueing power to 
the Select men to accomidate Mr Free grace Bendall a house plott, 
ai.d to perpetuate the same, We }' e said Select men haue leased to 
Mr Free-grace Bendall a piece of ground one Fort hill as appeares 
by deeds beareing date the 27 Ma} T , 1667 : Further, Mr. Freegrace 
Bendall hath liberty to wharfe out vpon the Flatts before his 
ground, to the Channell, if hee pleas. 

In respect of the death of Rumny Marsh Counstable being 
vnwilling to trouble the whole Towne to come together, wee desire 
for this present remaining part of the yeare, that the Inhabitants 
of the said place, choose some fitt person and send hime to take the 
oath of A Counstable. 

Whereas there is great Annoyance by George Nowells stoppage 
of the watter course neere the Conduit, the Towne ordereth the 
s d Nowell to gine the said watter it[s] ancient passage, and free the 
street from such Annoyances within 15 dayes or otherwise to pay 
as a fine to the towne 20*. a week for euery weekes defect, after the 
15 dayes. 

30 : 7 : 67. Att a metting of Edward Ranceford, John Hull, 
Petter Oliuer, Hezekiah Usher, Thomas Lake, Joshua Scottow. 
The tresuer r . hath liberty to releife Moses Bartlett, a lame man. 

Edward Dauis and Joseph Gridly are chosen for perform the 
Bell man office according to directions, fo. 11. 

[33.] 14. 8. 67. Att metting of the freemen Mr. Jeremiah 
Houtchine was chosen deputy for this Sessions of the Gen 1 . Court. 

Att the metting of the fremen upon publique notis from house to 
house. Mr. Edward Ting, Mr Jerimiah Houtchine, M r Antho : 
Stodder, Mr Richard Parker, Cap* Thomas Clarke, Mr Humphery 
Dauir, and Mr Edward Rawson where chossen Commissioners for 
the Towne. 

28. 8. 67. Att a metting of Joshua Scottow Edward Ranceford, 
John Hull, Petter Oliuer Hezekiah Usher Capt. James Oliuer Capt. 
Tho. Lake. 

Granted to Will Tayler Merch* y e reuersion of the ground one 
which his Warehouse standeth and of the Wharefe before it, which 
originally were in the possession of Majo r Bourne, he pa}*eing, for 
euer to the vse of the Free schoole in monny 1C 8 , p. Annu. paye- 
able from the 1 st . of Aprill 1670 as p. deeds apeareth. 

25 : 9 : 67. At a meeting of Capt. Oliver, Capt. Lake, John 
Hull, Peter Oliver, Edw. Rainsford, M r . Usher & Josh. Scottow. 

2:11: 67. This day a raite for 711. 10". 10 d . for the Country 



BOSTON TOWN BECOKDS, 1667. 39 

and Towne occations was deliuered to the Counstables to be leeued 
according to law. 

This day a raite for Rumny Marsh, for 34.2. and a raite for 
Mudd}- Ruer. for 20 to be deliered to the Counstable of each 
place signed by the Selectmen. 

24: 12: 67. Att a metting of M r . Fetter Oliuer, Hezekiah 
Usher, Capt. James Oliuer, Capt. Th. Lake, Joshua Scottow, 
Edward Ranceford, & John Hull. 

Vpon complaint, by the Coopers that John Farnum Senior, doth 
Imploy his sonne in order to the setting vp the trade of a Cooper 
without serueing 7 yeares aprentize to the said trade, contrary to 
a Towne order The Select men haue forbidden John Farnum 
Senior, to permitt his sonne to sett vp the trade of a Cooper, 
Vnles, he serue the prentiship of 7 yeares one penalty of 10 s . p. 
month. 

A\ T here as James Hull hath sett vp the trade of Cooper, haueing 
not serued aprentiship according to Towne order, is forbidden to 
occupy e the said trade, as to keping open shop, one the forfeiture 
of 10*. p. month. 

9:1: 67-68. Att a metting of the freemen upon publique notis 
from house to house. 

Capt Thomas Clarke, Mr Anthony Stadder where chosen dep- 
ut}*es for the General Courtes the yeare ensueing. Att the same 
metting Hezekiah Vsher senior was chosen Commissioner to carry 
in the votes for the nomination of Magistrates and votes for the 
County Treasuer to the Sheer metting. 

[34.] March 16. 1667-8. Att a publique mettinge of the 
inhabitants of the Towne of Boston, being warned from house to 
house were chosen for y e yeare ensueing. 

Moderatour Capt Thomas Sauage. 

Select men Fetter Oliuer, Thomas Lake, John Richards, 
James Oliuer, Edward Ranceford, Hez. Vsher, John Jollife. 

Constables Anthony Checkly, Jonathan Bolstone, Benj Gibs, 
John Woodmancy, for Boston, James Bill for Rumny 

Marsh. Fetter Aspinall, Muddy Riuer. 

Clarkes, Markitt. Rich d Knight. John Tappine, Joh: Sweett. 

Surueigho 18 . for high waves Richard Bennitt, Isack Goose for 
Boston, Thomas Brentner for Rumn}' Marsh, James Pemmerton for 
Muddy R} T uer. 

Sealers of Leather John Cleere, Will Courser. 

Watter Bailiffes Joseph Gridly, Mathew Barnard. 

Scauengers. Arthur Masson, Rich Bennitt, Isack Goose. 
Cullo r for Fishe Francis Hudson, Ralph Sammon. 

Cullor 8 for staues Edward Belcher sen r , John Blowers. 

Packers of meat & fish W m Densdall & his Sonne. 

Measuerers fo r Salt. Francis Hudsonue. 

Selectmen orders. Voted again to continue still in force. 

A proposeall made, whether the Counstables of Muddy Ryuer & 
Rumny Marsh shall be hereafter chosen by lifting vp of handes or 



40 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

puting in of pap" left to future consideration, as in the order fol 
(15.) 

Recorder John Jollife, Tresurer, John Richards. 

Sealer w ts & Mesuers Fetter Oliuer. 

[35.] 30: 1: 1668. Att a raeetinge of Peter Olliuer, John 
Richards, Edward Raynsford, Hezeckiah Usher & John JoylifFe. 

For a perambulation for Muddy River, Cambridge, & Roxberry 
are chosen Mr John Hull, Mr Jacob Eiiott & Edward Cowell. For 
perambulation at Rumley Marsh, Cap 1 Edward Huchinson, L 1 John 
Smith & Mr John Tuttle. 

John White sen r & Ralph Mason are apoynted to be Surveyours 
for the Fence of y* Comon feild at Muddy Riuer. 

Whereas there was a barrcll of powder spent by the Foure Cap 1 ' 
of Bostone by order of Major Aderton at a generall traininge 
charged by the towne treasurer to Cap* Olliuers ace 1 , the s d powder 
is to be repaid to Cap 1 Olliuer or allowed him. 

It is ordered that Noe Cooper shall Fire any caske in an}* shop 
or warehouse without a sufficient chimney, for that purpose upon 
the penaltie of 20 s . for euery default. 

Whereas Richard Knight & W m Dawes Bricklayers were (on 
complaint of seuerall defective chimnej's in this towne) were 
apoynted by the select men to inquire after & survey the same, 
and upon theire returne under their hands, the followeinge psons 
are found faultic, viz 1 . Widdow Purchase, Edward Barker, John 
Scates, chimney 9 . Henery Vanes chimny & ouen. Thomas More. 
S. West chimnej'. 

Widdow Hunter, Joseph Basters chimny & Coop 8 shop clumne}', 
Widdow Garrett, George Nowell, Richard Bradley, Peter Gay, 
Edward Wood, George Burrell Coops shop. John Sweete, Edward 
Blake, noe chimny in their Coops shops. 

It is this day ordered that the seuerall persons haue notice giuen 
them sufficiently to repaire & make theire respective chimneys be- 
fore the 26 th day of Aprill next vpon penaltie of 20 s . for euery 
defect, and John Marshall is apoynted to giue notice to each of 
them of this order 

Edward Dauis is chosen Cowe keeper & pownder from the 20 th . of 
Aprill to the 15tii. of October, and to cleere the Streetes of any dead 
dogs, catts and other carrion for the whole yeare, and he is hearby 
ordered to have 20 shillings for his paines. 

Itt is ordered concerning swine the order in folio 8. to stand 
in force, onely John Dawes is apoj-nted to be y* person apoynted 
for the execution of the office, and to take the whole fine to his 
owne use. 

It is ordered that the Constables watch shall begin the 27 th day 
of April! & instructions given them as in folio 10 was apoynted. 

9 : 2 : 68. Att a meetinge of all the Selectmen It is Ordered 
that the East side of the way betweene Mr Joshua Atwaters & W 
Ingrams house shall runn from the Souther most corner of W m In- 
grams yard vpon a line to the southermost corner of John Marshall 
house as now staked out. [36.] At a meetinge of all the 
Selectmen 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1668. 



41 



Libertie is giuen to Mrs Richards & Ensigne Henery Phillips 
& the inhabitants there about to set vp posts at each end of the 
lane betweene them to preuent carts comeinge there, prouidecl 
they make them with Falls to admit them as the occasions of the 
inhabitants shall require. 

27 : 2 : 1668. Att a meetinge of Cap* Thomas Lake, John Rich- 
ards, Cap* James Olliuer, Edward Raynsford, Hezekiah Usher, 
John Joyliffe, Peter Oiliuer. 

Libertie is granted to Cap* Benj n Gillam to wharfe before his 
owne ground adjoyninge to his dwellinge house. 

John Marshall hath libertie to wharfe before his ground, &c. 

Cap' W m Hudson is aproucd of to draw Wine and Becre for the 
yeare Ensueinge, John Vyall & John Turner haue like libertie. 

Widdow Vpshall, Thomas Hawkins, W m Courser, W ra Ward all, 
Rob 1 Cox, are aproued of to keepe houses of publique entertain- 
ment. W m Pollard alsoe accordinge to his & Arth r . Masons 
obligacon. Clement Grosse is approued of for halfe a yeare. 

W m Kent hath the libertie to keepe a Cooke shop prouidecl he 
sell neither stronge beere, wine or stronge liquor. Tho 9 Snowe is 
aproued of to keep a house of publique entertain m* for the yeare 
ensueing. 

[37.] An ace 1 , of the Bounds line betweene Cambridge and 
Bostone at Muddy riuer, viz 1 , the south west line as it was agreed 
unto by messeng". from both townes A. D. 1658 and hath beene 
since continued, was now also veiwed and aproued by the sub- 
scribers, runinge along 6 , from the sea by a Brooke called Smelt 
Brooke. 

The first tree we found in y*. said Smelt Brooke is marked with 
B for Bostone and C for Cambridge & is 



1 A white swamp wood by 
some called a plumb tree 

2 Beyond the meadow a little 
walnut 

3 A Red oake marked B. C. 

4 Red oake beyond y e . next p ce . 
of meadowe 

5 A white oake B. C. 

6 A walnutt 

7 A white oake B C. 

8 A red oake, a greate one 

9 A white oake by a heape of 
stones then a little water 
cource. 

10 A little walnutt 

11 A wallnutt 

12 A red oake upon a rocke. 

13 A white oake upon a rocke 

14 A white oake. 



15 A white oake neere y e . way 
towd 8 . towne 

16 A heape of stones from the 
rockey Hill & forward above 
halfe a mile we were not ver}' 
clare of y e . line & left it as we 
found it. 

1 7 A dead walnutt. 

18 A white oake. 

19 A walnutt neere a runinge 
water. 

20 A swamp tree in the runn. 

21 A greate white oake. 

22 A greate white oake B. C. 

23 L*. Turn", corner post. 

24 A white oake w th . B. C. but is 
since 

25 cut donne, alsoe anothe r .B.C. 
then a riuelet. 



42 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 



26 A red oake 

27 A walnutt. 

28 A red oake. 

29 A chestnutt by y c . ash 
svvampe. 

30 beyond y e . ash swamp seuer- 
all great trees then a rnninge 
water. 

31 Some small walnutts, then 
another runinge water. 

32 An Ash. 

33 A black oake then a swampe. 

34 Alonge y e . swamp some Ash 
trees. 

35 A maple. 

36 A walnutt. 

37 Be}~ond M r . Hamonds a white 
oake B. C. 

38 A swamp & seuerall marked 
trees therein. 

39 A greate w te . oake. 

40 A red oake. 

4 1 A cedar swampe. 

42 A red oake. 

43 A red oake w th . B. C. 

44 A walnutt. 

45 A red oake. 

46 A red oake. 

47 A little swampe. 

48 A w te . oake. 

49 A greate white oake. 

50 A swamp & a little meadow. 

51 A greate chestnutt & w te . 
oake to'geath r . 

52 A maple 

53 A swampe. 

54 A w te . & blacke oake neere 
togeatlr* . 

5r> A red oake w th . B. C. 

56 A meadowe & a white oake. 

57 A greate white oake. 

58 A little walnutt. 

59 A walnutt. 

60 A blk oake, a ced r . swamp & 
a meado 



61 A blk oake. 

62 A heape of stones by y e . mea- 
dowe, in w ch . meadowe is the 
Corn', stake. 

The head line w ch . is neere a 
nor west & south east line we 
now found as sett. 

63 A small w te . oake. 

64 A small blk oake. 

65 A small walnutt. 

66 A walnutt & heape of stones. 

67 A small walnutt. 

68 A small walnutt & heape of 
stones. 

69 A black oake. 

70 A maple, a small meadow & 
a swamp. 

71 A blk oake. 

72 A blk oake. 

73 An Elme & a Stony Swamp. 

74 A walnut 

75 A blk oake. 

76 A heape of stones. 

77 A greate w te . oake B. C. 

78 A great Cedar Swampe. 

79 A small w te . oake. 

80 A w te . oake. 

81 A greate rocke upon a rocke, 
noe bound marke but about 
the line. 

82 A w te . oake. 

83 A w te . oake. 

84 A walnutt. 

85 blk oake dead at top. 

86 A w te . oake. 

87 w te . oake. 

88 A white oake. 

89 blk oake. _ 

90 A small blk oake. 

91 A great walnutt. 

92 A walnutt. 

93 A maple swamp, a birch 
tree w th . a dry top 

94 A birch with B. C. R. 



The marked trees in y e . first line some of us took formerly in the 
yeare 1658 and we found the same now, onely some few trees are 
cut donne w ch . makes us to thinke it will be good y e . next pambula- 
tion to apoynt more psons from each towne y l . they may la} 7 more 
heapes of stones w ch . the law alsoe enjoyneth. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1668. 43 

Roxberry men could not attend it, we had the comp*. of our 
hon d * Major Gen 1 . Leveret to whome ourselves & y e . towne owe 
thankefull acknowledg mt . 

We subscribe ourselves, Y r . Seru ts . 

JOHN HULL 
JACOB ELIOTT 
EDWARD Co WELL 

[38.] 25 : 3 : 68. At a meetinge of M r . John Richards, Capt. 
James Olliuer, Edward Raynsford, Hezechiah Usher, John Joyliffe, 
Peter Olliuer, Tho 8 . Lake. Agreed with John Grouer of Rumney 
Marsh to pa} T for the dyet & lodginge of Eliachim Mashall 5 s . p. 
weeke one halfe to be paid by the Towne Treasurer of Boston 
beginninge the 30 th . of March last. 

29 : 4 : 68. Att a melting of Cap*. James Oliuer, John Richards, 
Thomas Lak, Hezekiah Usher, Fetter Oliuer, Edward Ranceford. 

Whereas in the charge to the counstables for ordering the watch 
they are to haue halfe of the watch househoulders and 

There being in this towne not soe many housholders as others 
that are to watch according to law Therefor the Counstables haue 
liberty to accept of the number of men mentioned in the charge, 
though not the one halfe householders, prouideing they be such as 
the Counstables shall iudge sufficient men. 

29 : 5 : 68. Att a metting of Edward Ranceford, Capt. James 
Oliuer, John Richards, Fetter Oliuer, Hezekiah Usher 

Cap 1 James Oliuer, Mr John Richards, ordered by y e Select men 
to p r sent Mackline Knight to the County Court. 

17: 6: 68-9. Capt Thomas Sauage is chosen Comissioner to 
joyne w th . the selectmen in estimatemgc & assessinge the persons & 
estates of the seuerall inhabitants of this towne in order to a rate, 
at a publique towne meeting 

31 : 6 : 68. Att a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher, Feter Olliuer, 
Thomas Lake, John Richards, James Olliuer, Edward Raynsford & 
John Joyliffe 

W m Hableton is fined 20". for openinge of a shop before he was 
admited an Inhabitant and orderd not to open it any more vnder 
the penaltie of 20 s . p. weeke, without licence. 

Widdow Harden beinge blinde is allowed 3' p. weeke out of the 
towne treasury. Mr Robt Canon is licenced keepe schoole. 

Where as Edward Grenleefe released a peice of ground formerly 
rented of the Towne, butting vpon the end of Mr Batt Tann house, 
paying 2. 6 d . p annu as apears foli 119 in the ould Book of 
Records Itt is leased to Mr John Jolliffe for 70 yeares paying yearely 
2. 6 d . p Annu to the Treasuer or his successors in siluer y e rent to 
begine the 1 st . of March the s d ground being measured by the Select- 
men is 27 foote long fronting vpon the high way westerty, 26 foote 
fronting vpon the highway northerly, 25 foote Easterly, and 32 foot 
Southerly, being 4 foote from M r Joliffes house w ch M r Joanea 
dwells in. 



44 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

[39.] 28: 7: 1GG8. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, Peter 
Oliuer, Capt. Tho. Lake, M r . John Richards, Capt. James Olliuer, 
M r . Edward Raynsford & M r . Hezechiah Usher. 

Edward Dauis and Joseph Grid ley are chosen for the perform- 
ance of the Bellmans office to begin at 11 of the clocke & to con- 
tinue accordinge to direction in folio 11, and that betweene 11 & 12 
of the clocke when they goe forth & at 5 when they returne home 
they ringe the bell neere Goodman Taylor dore. 

26 : 8 : 68. At a meetinge of M r . Peter Olliuer, M r . John Rich- 
ards, Cap*. James Olliver, M r Edward Raynsford, M r . Hezechiah 
Usher & John Joyliffe 

Richard Taylor is ord rd to haue 5. p an. for his takeinge care of 
the towne clocke ; the 3*eare to expire the first da}* of June next. 

Dan 1 Stone is fined 20 s . for entertayument of John Hunt & his 
wife & to pa} r 20 s . p. weeke as longe as they continue with him. 

Vpon the Complaint of the neighbourhood and euidence that 
George Nowell hath stopt the water cource neere the Conduit, by 
buildinge his new house Hee is ordered to cleare the streete & pas- 
sages of the water & to keepe them free from ano}'ance Iry the 
ouerfloweinge thereof within 15 dayes vpon the penaltie of 20 s . p. 
weeke. 

17: 9: 68. Libertie is granted to Clement Grosse to keepe a 
house of publique entertainment for 6 months longer if the Court 
aproue thereof. 

30 : 9 : 68. Att a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, M r . John 
Richards, Capt. James Olliuer, M r . Edw d . Raynsford, M r . Heze- 
kiah Usher, John Joyliffe, M r . Peter Olliuer 

W m Gilbert shoemaker hath libertie granted to him to open a 
shop. 

21 : 10 : 68. Att a meetinge of all the Selectmen of this Towne 
This day A rate for 770. 13 s . for y e . Countrie and Towne occa- 
sions was deliuered to the 4 Constables, and A rate for Rumny 
Marsh of 34. and for Muddy Riuer 20. 5 s . deliuered to the 
Constables of each place, signed by the Selectmen. 

28: 10: 68. Giuen Benja Gibbs Constable to be aded to the 
rate aboue a rate of seuerall persons for 3. 18". 

[4O.] 28 : 10 : 68. At a meetinge of Cap 4 . James Olliuer, M r . 
Hezechiah Usher, M r . Peter Olliuer, Cap*. Thomas Lake, M r . John 
Richards, M r . John Joylitfe 

W m Whit well ord rd to repaire the wharfe neere the mill granted 
to him y e 28 : 11 : 1606. fol. 26. 

Ordered that y e ord r concorninge Carters made 29.4 th . 1658 in 
y e old booke folio 145 be againe published & put in execution. 

25 : 11 : 68. At a meetinge of M? Edward Rawson, John Joy- 



BOSTON TOWN PWECORDS, 1668-69. 45 

liffe, M r . Peter Olliuer, Cap*. Tho 9 . Lake, M r . John Richards & Cap*. 
James Olliuer. 

Thomas Rawlins ordered to free the seller of John Skeite from 
anoyance by his draine within 15 dayes upon the penalty of 20 8 . 

22 : 12 : 68-9. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher, M r . Peter 
Olliuer, Cap*. Thomas Lake, M r . John Richards, Cap'. James Olliuer, 
M r . Edward Raynsford & John Joyliffe. 

Granted to James Clarke of Muddy Riner all the wood on an 
acre of Land or there about which butts vpon the land of John 
Winchester on the East, the land of Hugh Clarke southwest, Joseph 
Buckmasf north and Griffin Craft on y e west. 

Libertie is granted to Jacob Eliott to wharfe against his owne 
Land w ch butts against Ensigne Ilenery Phillips land being about 9 
Rod in breadth to the high way to be injo}'ed by him & his heires 
for euer. 

Granted to Ensigne Heneiy Phillips, in Exchange of the land 
for the high way leadinge to Roxbury, a parcell of Land adjo} T ninge 
to the sea from the Corner post on the north east side of his land 
to a small wallnuttree, beinge 3GO foote & buttinge vpon the rnaine 
post of the Windemill as now it stands & from the N. West corner 
to an old stump of a tree being 96 foote, & from thence vpon a 
straight line towards the Castle reseruinge alwayes the vse of the 
old high way througli the same. 

Whereas there was sometimes since, a parcell of Land granted 
by the Towne at a general Towue meetinge for a house lott to the 
widdow Willis now. the wife [of] John Man, which is now built 
vpon and is bounded as followeth vpon the highway N. West, from 
the S. West corner of James Whetcome wash house on a Line 100 
foott. vpon the S. West with y e land of y e Alraes house & vpon the 
S. East with the land of James Whetcome to y e said Corner of his 
wash house. [41.] which s d Land was granted for the vse of the s d 
Willis and her Children by her former husband & Arthur Mason 
declares that he built y e dwellinge house there on for them by y e 
charitable beneuolence of well disposed people. 

24 : 12 : 68-9. Whereas The freemen of this towne were warned 
by Goodman Taylor by y e ord r of Anthony Chickley Constable to 
meete togeather on this present day in the morning beinge Wednes- 
day, for the choyce of Jutymen for the next Court of assistance 
accordinge to a warrant he receaved from the Record 1 " of y e . Court 
The Freemen beinge accordinglie assembled, in a competent nomber, 
but neither Constable apearinge, nor warrant beinge produced for 
effectinge of the busines intended, the present assemblie voted the 
s d Anthony Chickley Constable should be fined 20 8 for the neglect 
of his duty on that behalfe. 

In the record aboue concerninge the Widdowe Willis her grant, it 
is to be understood that the bounds thereof from the Corner post 
of the fence at the South west corner of James Whetcome's Wash 
house runs north, to the north east post of John Mans Cowhouse 
as now it stands, being about 7 foot 8 inches in length, and thence 
nor west as is before exprest 



46 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

8:1: 68-9. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon 
publique notice Capt Thomas Clarke & M r Anthony Stoddar were 
chosen Deputies for the generall Court for the whole yearc ensuinge 
& Cap 1 W in Dauis chosen Comissioner for carry inge in the votes for 
Magestrates and for a Countie Treasurer. Nathan Raynsford hath 
libertie granted to set his post at the N. East corner of his house 
3 foote & to run vp the lane to the end of his ground taperinge as 
in the margant he paying 2" in mony p. an ever}* first da}' of 
March. 



Bostone, March the 15th, 1668-9. At a publique meetinge 
of all the inhabitants upon lawfull warninge from house to house 
were chosen for the yeare ensuinge as followeth 

Moderator Capt. Thomas Savage & Selectmen M r Hezechiah 
Usher, Capt Thomas Lake, M r Edward Rainsford, M r . Peter 
Olliuer, John Joyliffe, Capt. James Olliuer, M r John Richards. 
Constables Freegrace Bendall, Richard Knight, John Cony, and 
Richard Callicot for Bostone towne, James Pemberton for Muddy 
huer, Thomas Townend for Rumny marsh. 

Clarkes of y e Market Jeremiah Fitch, Sam 1 Mason. W m Parsons 
Survey" Richard Bennet, Isaacke Goose for Bostone Edward 
Kibby for Muddy Riuer, Sam 1 Townsend for Rumny marsh. 

Sealers of leather John Cleere, W m Courser, John Miriam 

Water Bayliffs - John Skarlet, John Marshall. 

Cull r9 of fish Francis Hudson, Ralph Samways. 

Cull" of staues Edward Belchard, Edward Blake. 

Packers of meate W m Densdall, John Densdall. 

Measurer of salt Francis Hudson. 

Scauengers. Samuell Norden, John White. 

Ordered that the Constables of Muddy riuer & Rumny Marsh 
shall be chosen by liftinge vp of hands, and y the next yeare before 
the day of publique election the selectmen apoynt the inhabitants of 
Muddy riuer & Rumny marsh to meete togeather & nominate Con- 
stables & other officers proper for each place and the present Con- 
stables bringe in theire names to the next publique meeting on y c . 
day of election there to be put to vote. Left to the consid- 
eration of the towne against y e . next yeare whether the}* will haue 
6 Constables in Boston. 

Capt Thomas Sanage, Capt Thomas Clarke, Capt Edward 
Huchinson, Mr Anthony Stoddar, Mr Jeremiah Houchin, & Mr 
John Weswall, were chosen a Comittee to drawe vp instructions for 
the select men. to attend the yeare ensuinge ; And ord rd that in the 
meanetime the former shall remaine in force & be theire direction. 
And that the Sai'd Comittee ioyne with the Select men about treat- 
inge and issuenge a legacie giuen by Cap- Rob* Keayne to the 
towne. with whome it doth concerne. It is to be understood that 
any 4 of y e . Comittee aboue may act as aboue 

[43.] 15 : 1 : 68-9. John Joyliffe is chosen Record', M r John 
Richards Treasurer. M r Peter Oliuer sealer of waights & measures. 

31: 1: 1669. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher Capt 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1669. 47 

Thomas Lake, M r . Ed. Raynsford, Peter Olliuer, John Joyliffe, 
Capt James Olliuer, M r . John Richards 

Edward Dauis is chosen Cow keeper and pownder from the 20 th . 
of Aprill to the 15 th . of October and to cleare the streete of any 
dead clogs, catts or other carton for y e . yeare ensuinge 

The order about Swine made An D. 1GG2 folio 8 shall stand in 
force for the yeare ensueinge and M r Jacob Eliott, Ensigne Henery 
Phillips, Hugh Drury and Richard Bennet are desired to see the s* 
order effectually observed in theire seuerall precincts of the towne, 
and to in forme the Select men of any neglect or defect therein. 

Cap 1 Edward Huchinson & M r Elias Manericke p r ambulators to 
run the line betweene Charlestowne & Bostone the 4th day in the 
second weeke in April, next & followeth. 

12 : 2 : 69. L* John Smith of Winesemet is ord" 1 to ioyne with 
Cap* Edward Hutchinson, & M r Elias Mauericke in y e pambula- 
tion next aboue, & underwritten is a Coppy of the bounds that are 
upon record, of y c line they are to run, a Coppie also thereof is 
given them. 

At y e generall Court held at Newtowne May 6 th 1635. The 
bounds betweene Bostone and Charlestowne are from the Creeke, 
alonge in the Creeke vpward in the same till we come to a little 
necke of land y* comes from the east side of the same necke, there 
the first stake stands, a littje on the east side of it and from thence 
to a marked tree at the foote of the marsh, agreed vpon of all 
sides, and from that tree to another that lies right oposite ouer a 
hill, & from thence to a high tall pine that stands vpon a poyntof 
a rocke on the side of the high way to misticke, other side of 
Rumny marsh & from out side to out side by a straight line. 

p JOHN HOLGRAUE. 

Vera Copia Attest EDWARD RAWSON secrety 

At a Generall Court held at Bostone 7 th May 1657. 

In answere to a petition from the Inhabitans of Bostone for 
la}"inge out the bounds betweene Bostone and Lin It is ordered, 
that L e Joshua Fisher of Dedham, or whome elce they should 
appoynt shall be and is hereby apo} r nted to lay out the s d bounds, 
& to run a Nor. N. West line into the Countrie from the midle of 
bridesbooke, neere to the foote path to be rum by a Maridian Com- 
passe, The proprietie [44:.] of any lands Laid out to the Inhabitants 
of Lin being not disturbed accordinge to agreement. That this is a 
true Coppie taken out of y e . Courts booke of Records. 

Attest EDWARD RAWSON Record 1 " 

Coppie of an agreem* of y e bounds of Bostone, Charlestowne 
and Lin. 

Wee whose name are vnder written beinge appoynted by the 
Court to settle the bounds betweene Bostone and Lin Laue agreed 
to run a nor. northwest Line into y* Countrie from a tree marked, 
stand inge close to Brides brooke. neere to the foote path, to be run 
by a Meridian Compasse, the propriety of any lands laid out to 
the inhabitants of Linn beinge not disturbed. 



48 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

An. 1G39. subscribed by Abraham Palmer. Tymoth. Tomlins, 
John Olliner. 

This is a Coppie taken out of y e towne booke of Records of Linn. 

[45.] 26 : 2 : 69. At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of 
this towne vpon lawful! warninge from house to house 

The Instructions drawne vp by the Coinittee apoynted the 15 th . 
of l mo . 16G| for regulatinge the Select men were referd to 
another meeting to be considered of. And whereas the Said 
Comitte with the Selectmen haue made an agreem* with Lt Rich- 
ard Cooke, Deacon Weswall, & Nicli Page about a legacie giuen 
bv Cap* Rob'. Keayne to the towne in p te . whereof y e s d Cooke & 
Weswall are to assigne & convey the one halfe of Cap 1 Keaynes new 
house to the select men for the vse of the towne, w ch Nicholas 
Page hath made an agreem 1 with y e Comittee for. It is Ordered that 
the Selectmen giue Nicholas Page a legall deed of sale or assignment 
of the s d halfe of y e house to be receaued of Lt Cooke & Deacon 
Weswall, accordinge to y e conditions made & agreed w th him 

In answereto a petition of Samuell Davis It is Ordered that the 
select men assigne a place for a house lot for him out of the towne 
wast ground, prouidcd it be noe place of y e Comon or traininge 
place. 

The seuerall psons to be put to vote in the Election of Mages- 
trates for the yeare ensueinge were read to the Freemen. 

Ordered by the freemen that the Selectmen draw up instructions 
for the deputies of this towne to present to the next General i 
Court what ma\ T be of concern 1 , for good of the towne. 

[45.] 2G: 2: 69. At a meetinge of Capt Thomas Lake, M r . 
Edward Raynsford, Peter Olliuer, John Joyliffe, Capt James Olliuer, 
M r . John Richards & M r . Ilezechiah Usher 

Capt William Hudson, John Vyall John Turner aproued of to 
sell beere and wine for the yeare ensueinge & Keepe houses of pub- 
lique entertainement. 

Thomas Hawkins William Pollard, William Corcer, William 
Wardall, Widclow Snowe, Widdow Upshall approued of to sell 
beere & keepe houses of publique entertainm*. 

Edward Blake likewise at y e south end of the towne 

William Kent to keepe a Cookes shopp 

Robert Cox to sell beere & ale 

Ordered that the Constables watch shall begin the first day of 
May & that the instructions in folio 10 with addition in folio 38 
be given them by y e . Record'. 

31 th . 3 d . 1669. Att a meetinge of M r . Edward Raynsford, M r . 
Peter Olliuer, John Joyliffe, M r . John Richards, M r< Hezechiah 
Usher and Capt Thomas Lake. 

Robert Cox hath libertie to set up two posts under his porch 
payinge 2 s in mony p an begininge the first of Aprill last. 

28. 4. 16G9 At a Meetinge M r . Edward Raynsford, M r . 
Pet r . Olliuer M r . John Richards & M r . Hezechiah Usher. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1669. 49 

26-5-1669. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, Capt James Olliuer, 
M r . John Richards, M r . Hezechiah Usher M r . Edward Raysford & 
tap*. Peter Olliuer. 

Eliphalet Hill & Edward Bud to haue libertie granted to wharfe 
before theire owne land at the N. end of the towne, proportion- 
ablie to their breadth. 

John Waite is prohibited to set vp the trade of a Baker in this 
towne. 

It is agreed that there is need of another Meetinge house to be 
e rooted in this towne. 

Vpon the motion of Capt W m Dauis, M r . John Hull & M r . 
Thomas Brattle for the concurrance of the select men for erectinge 
of a Meetinge house ; as y e case is circomstanced. Wee judge it 
doth not belonge to vs as prudentiall men to determine the place- 
inge of it. 

23 : 6 : 69. Cap* W m Dauis is chosen Commissioner, to joyne 
with the select men in estimateinge and assessinge the psons & es- 
tates of all the inhabitants at a publique towne meeteinge 

[46.] At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants warned from 
house to house Vpon a motion of Richard Ta3'lors to haue his 
Lease of his shop vncler the towne house granted to him for a longer 
time. It was left to the select men if they saw fit, to agree with 
him about it. 

The like libertie is graunted them to agree with John Woodman- 
sey about his interest in y e Docke. & the reversion thereof 

The like libertie is given to y e Selectmen upon the motion of 
John Button to agree with him for a little pitt neere the winde 
mill in the Comon, to erect a house on, clureinge the time y* the 
mill is improued for the benefit of y e towne. 

30: 6: 69. At a meetinge of Capt James Olliuer, M r . John 
Richards, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt Thomas Lake, M r . Edward 
Raynsford, Capt. Peter Olliuer & John Joyliffe 

This day accordinge to Court ord r . by warrant from the Countie 
Treasurer an assesment was made by the select men of the estates 
of y e seuerall inhabitants & comited to Cap 1 . William Dauis who 
was chosen by the towne to be Commissioner for that end. 

Gawdy James ord rd to open the old water Cource suffltiently to 
clecre the streete from anoyance betweene W in Whitwells house 
& his new house within ten dayes vpon the penaltie of 20 s . p. 
weeke. 

In answere to the motion of John Woodmansey to the towne, 
w ch the towne referd to the select men. It is agreed that in con- 
sideration of his enjoyment of his land & houses on y e docke after 
the expiration of his present lease to pay 12 s . p. an. from this 
time foreuer, to the use of the towne in mony. 

At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants the 14 : 4 : 69. It 
was put to the vote whether the lease made by the Select men with 
Major Gen 1 Leueret concerninge y e Land about Fox hill shall stand 
<ood it was voted in the aflSrmatiue. 



50 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

27 : 7 : 69. At a meetinge of M*. John Richards, M r . Ilezechiah 
Usher, M r . Edward Raynsford, John Joyliffe, Cap* James Ollivor. 

Edward Dauis & Peter Warren are Chosen Belman to begin Ihe 
29 1 h instant, and continue to y e last of Aprill, accordinge to y e . 
instruct ions, folio 11 & 39. 

[47.] 11:8: 1669. At a meetinge of y e freemen upon publique 
notice from house to house were chosen Commission 18 of y e towne 
for the yeare ensueing. 

Cap* Thomas Clarke, Mr Richard Parker, Mr Humphrey Dauy, 
Mr John Wiswall, M r Anthony Stodder, M r Jeremiah liouchin, 
L* Richard Cooke. 

25 : 8 : 69. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. 
Thomas Lake, Mr. Edward Raynsford Capt Peter Olliuer John 
Joyliffe, Capt. James Olliuer, J*. Richards. 

Libertie is granted to Joseph Cocke to set vp a warehouse oner 
the slip betweene the widdow vpshalls wharfe & Peter Gees wharfe 
to be left open vnclerneath to drawe vp timber & y e like occasions 
for comon vse, to enjoy it for him & his heires for the space of 40 
yeares, he payinge 15". in mony to y e towne treasurer p an & to 
begin the 1 st . of Septembe 1 " last. 

28 : 8 : 1669. In order to the townes grant and the selectmen.? 
agreement thereon with M r John Woodmansey on the other side 
this day two paire and Indentures were signed sealed and dd be- 
tweene the selectmen and sayd Woodmansey One that the said 
Woodmanse} r shall possesse and enjoy that parte of the 1 md and 
warehouse in his possession upon the North side of the Docks 
mouth after the expiration of his present lease (beinge for about 
57 j'eares to come) which he bought of Cap*. William Hudson, ha 
payeinge 12 s . in mony yearely to the towne treasurer for ever upon 
the 29 th . day of September. The other that he possesse and enjoy 
that parte of the land and warehouse now in his possestion upon 
the South side of the said Docks mouth which he bought of Cap*. 
Edward Huchinson after the expiration of his said lease he payeingo 
a pepper corne to the said Treasurer upon demand for ever on the 
said 29 th of September as more full}' appeares by said Indenture. 

In order to an agreement made 'by a Comittee and the SoL'ctmen 
with L*. Richard Cooke and Deacon John Wiswall the 26 th . of tho 
2 nd . m. 1669 about the paj*ment of a legacie given by Capt. Robeit 
Keayne to the towne, this day the said Cooke and Wiswall did 
assigne and make over to the selectmen for the townes use the one 
halfe of .the new house in Bostone (next y e . old house) which was 
a parte of M rs . Keayns thirds and secured to the treasurer the pay- 
ment of 148, 6 s . 8 a . one halfe thereof on the 28 th of March 1670 
the other halfe the 25 th of March 1671. 

The same day the selectmen assigned over the said Cooks and 
Weswalls deed or assignment to Nicholas Page and his heires for 
ever the said halfe parte of the new house in consideration of 120 
to be paid by him to the Treasurer for the use of the towne viz* 
40 March 25 th 1G70, 50 March 25 th 1671 and 30 March 25 th 
1672 all in mony secured by said house as apeares ly^his obligation. 

29 : 9 : 69. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, M r . Edward 
Raynford, Capt Peter Olliner, John Joyliffe, Capt. James Olliuer, 
M r . John Richards, & M r . Hezechiah Usher. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1G69. 51 

Agreed with Henry Ta}Io r Chirurgeon that in consideration of a 
cure vpon good wife Frankline some time since & his promise of 
attendance for the jeare ensueinge vpon any poore, sicke or hurt 
in the towne, his rate is remited for this yeare. 

[48.] Accordinge to a vote of the towne the 23 of 6 mo. 1CG9 
The select men agreed with Richard Taylor about his shop vnder 
the towne house. That s d Taylor and his assigncs shall enjoy 
the s d shop for the space of 61 yeares next ensueinge. In con- 
sideration whereof he hath now put it into good repaire & paid 
7. as a fine, and is obliged & to keep the same in good repaire & 
to pay 20 s . p. annum to the treasurer of the towne duringe the 
said terme. 

Whereas the draine belonging to the new house of Arthur Mason 
& others is found to be an anoyance to the high way where it runs 
forth into the streete, It is ordered that the said Mason and those 
whome it doth concerne doe within 1 moneth after the date hereof 
stop up the said clraine or take care that the water coming from it 
be convej'ed some other way, as may be without anoyance. and 
that vpon penalty of 20 8 . p. week. 

9 : 10 : 69. This day A Rate for the collectinge of 727. 3 8 . 
for the Countrie County and towne occasions deliuered to the 4 
Constables of Boston, the Constables of Rumny Marsh & Muddy 
River signed by 6 of the selectmen of Bostone. 

27: 10: 69. At a meetinge of M r . Edward Raynsford, Capt. 
Peter Olliuer, John Joj'liffe, Capt. James Olliuer, M r . John Rich- 
ards, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. Thomas Lake. 

Ordered that Mr John Richards shall take care that the waies 
from y e water side at Halsells wharfe be made fit for landinge per- 
sons at lowe water. 

Mr Raynsford to giue notice to M re Woodmansey that the towne 
occasions need the vse of the schoole house and to desire her to 
prouide otherwise for her selfe. 

21 : 1 1 : f | At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt Peter 
Olliuer, Cap* James Olliuer & John Jo3~lifl:e. 

W m Dawes & Ambrose Dawes are ordered imediately to survey 
the Chimnys belonginge to the house of John Cole wherein Mrs 
Conygraue & Returne Molins now dwell. The surveyors made 
returne that they fincle the said Chimnys to be altogeather insufficient 
and unfit to make fire in them without greate danger to the house 
ordered thereupon that the s d M M . Conygraue nor Returne Molins 
make noe fire in the s d Chimnyes before they are suflStientlie repaired. 

22: 11: 69. Giuen Libertie to Mrs Con}'graue & Returne 
Molins to burne charcole on y e hearth, till thej T can prouide bette r 
for themselues. 

31 : 1 1 : 69. At a meetinge of Capt Peter Olliuer, John Joyliffe, 
Capt James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, M r . Hezechiah Usher Capt 
Thomas Lake M r . Edward Raynsford 

[49.] 28 : 12 : 1669. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, Capt. 
James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt Tho. 
Lake, M r . Edward Raynsford, Capt Peter Oliiuer 

This ordc r . is given to Rich d . Taylo r . & the Constables of Rumny 
Marsh & Muddy Riuer to warne theire freemen to meete upon y e . 



52 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

7 th . of 1. next for nomination of magestrates, Election of a Countie 
Treasurer & Deputies of J Q . Generall Court & to warno the in- 
habitants to meete the 14 th of the same moneth for election ,f 
Select men, Constables & c 

Whereas vpou the 23: 12: 1662 there was granted to Joseph 
Gridley on acre of ground more or lesse (as it was set out by Mr 
Edward Raynsford & Cap* Peter Oliiuer) at the end of Mrs Col- 
nornes Feild to make brickes for 21 yeares paying 30 9 . p. an \v ch the 
s d Gridly hath relinquished & giuen vp to the tovvne. The same 
land is now let to Alexand 1 " Simpson for 21 yeares, payinge 24 s . yearly. 

W m Slater, is aproued of to sell beere for the year ensueiuge 

Elisha Huchinson is aproved of to sell stronge liquor b}* retailc. 

Whereas vpon the 1 st day of May last the Select men went to 
Muddy riuer vpon the request of Goodman Harris & others of his 
neighbours, to viewe the way through Mr Bowens ground leadmgc 
to the comon land. It is ordered that there be free egresse and 
regresse, through the s d land by gates to be opened for driueinge of 
Carts & Cattle thereby 

7:1: f . At a meetinge of the freemen upon publique notice 
from house to house 

Cap* Thomas Clarke & M r Anthony Stoddar were chosen Deputies 
of the Generall Court for y e yeare ensueinge. At the same meetinge. 
M r John Richards was made choyce of to carry in the votes lor 
Magestrates & a Countie Treasurer. Whereas Alexand r Simson 
formerly hired a peas of land of the town of Boston, which laml 
is deliuered up againe and the rents payed in full (blank). 

[5O.] March 14 th 1669-70. At a publique jneetinge of the 
inhabitants of Bostone upon lawfull warninge from house to house 
were chosen for the yea re ensueinge 

Moderator Capt Thomas Sauage 

Selectmen Capt n Thomas Lake John Joyliffe, M r . Heze.-hiali 
Usher Cap* James Oliiuer Cap* Pet r Oliiuer M r . John Richards & 
Cap* William Dauis. 

Constables for Bostone Mr Thomas Snossall, M r W m T:iyL r, 
Mr Thomas Deane, John Meriam, Mr Peter Lidget, Mr W m \Vhit- 
tingham. Constable for Muddy Riuer Thomas Gardner. Con- 
stable for Rumn3 r Marsh Benj n Mussey. 

Clarkes of y e Markett. John Blake, Henery Tomson, Rob 1 Cox. 

Purvey ore for Bostone Thomas Blith, Gawdy James, Robert 
Sanford. For Rumny Marsh Samuel Stocker. For Muddy Rixvr 
John Winchester, senr. 

Sealers of Leather W m Inglish, Thomas Fitch, Thcophilus 
Fra3're3 T . Water Bayliffes Nath 1 Greenwood, Thomas Pecke 
sen r . Cullor 8 of staues. Edward Belchard sen r . James Hill, 
Sam 1 Mattocke. Cullo rs of Fishe. To be appoynted l>3* the 
Countie Court. Packers of meat & fish. W m Densdull &*Jolm 
Densdall. Measurer of salt Francis Hudson. 

Scauengers Isaacke Goose, Richard Bennet, Benj n Smith. 

Selectmens Instructions Voted that the former stand in force 
y e yeare ensueinge 

It is ordered & agreed that noe person or persons whatsoever 
shall or may after the 30 th da3* of Aprill next ensueinge suffer :my 
swine of theires to goe in the streetes, lanes, or Comon ground in 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1669-70. 53 

this towne within the necke of land, but to kecpe them in theire 
owne ground upon penaltie of forfeitinge y e said swine soe found, 
one third of the value to be for him that takes the same up, the 
other two thirds to the poore to be judged & distributed by the 
Selectmen. 

Voted & ord rd to execute the ord r above concorninge Swine. 

Mr Henery Taylor, Edw d Lilly, Zachariah Phillips, W m Towres, 
Nehemiah Perce & James Meeres, Mathew Barn d . Tho. Wyborne 
or an} 7 other Inhabitant ma}' make vse of the same power as he 
finds occasion to doe it. 

Ordered that all Carts, belonginge to this Towne within y e necke 
of Bostone shall be & goe without shod wheeles, after one yeare 
next ensueinge vpon penalty of 5 B for euery offence therein. 

Ordered that the paueinge of the streets be left to the consid- 
eration of the towne, against the next 3*eare. 

In answere to a Motion of Richard Gridlies to accommodate him 
with a piece of ground for his trade dureinge his life, it is left to 
the determination of y e select men to accomodate him. 

A Motion of John Lowells to wharfe vnder pte of }' e Fort hill is 
refered to the Milicia & select men of the towne to consider of and 
give him an answere. 

Granted to W m White and his heires for ever the land on which 
his dwelling house stands and thereto belonginge as now inclosed 
containing North vpon the highwa^y, 5 rod 12 foote, East vpon John 
Rosse. 7 Rod G foote, West vpon Cap* Sauages land 8 Rod 4 foote, 
South vpon the sea o Rod 14 foote. 

[51.] 14 : 1 : 1669-70. At a publique meetinge of y e . inhab- 
itants upon lawfull warning 

Vpon the request of Mrs Margeret Woodmansey Widdowe to 
prouide her a house to Hue in, if she remoueth from the schoole 
house, It was granted to allowe her 8. p. an for that end, dure- 
inge her widdowhood. 

John Joyliffe is chosen Record'. 

M r John Richards Treasurer. 

Cap* Peter Olliuer seal r of waights & Measures. 

28 : 1 : 1670. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joy- 
liffe, M r Hezechiah Usher, Cap*. James Olliuer, Cap* Peter Olliuer, 
M r . John Richards, Cap*. William Dauis 

Ordered that ord r concerninge scauengers folio 25 be put in exe- 
cution by the present scauengers. 

16. 2. 1670. At a meetinge of Capt Thomas Lake, John Joy- 
liffe, Hezechiah Usher, Cap*. James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, 
Capt William Dauis & Thomas Deane Constable 

Vpon the decease of Cap* Peter Olliuer Cap* James Olliuer is 
chosen seal r of waights & measures. 

The survey's of Bostone are required to take care y* y e way by 
William Courcers to Thomas Hawkins be repaired within a weeke 
on y e penaltie of 20": a day, till it be done. 

21 : 2 : 1670. At a meetinge of Capt Thomas Lake, John Jow- 
liffe, Cap* James Oliner, M r John Richards & Cap* William Davis. 

Whereas the 29 th of 3 d Mo. 1665 there was libertie granted to 
M r Joseph Rocke and others his neighb r s to set vp posts at each 
end of of y e lane leadinge b}* Mr Rocks house It is now ordered that 



54 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

one <;f the two posts now standinge neere M r Rocks (lore be taken 
vp for a season, for the better securinge of the way on the other 
side leadinge from William Coursers to Thomas Hawkings and 
another post set dovvne in y e said way to Hawkings to stand till 
further ord r . 

25 : 2 : 1670. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, Capt James Olli- 
uer, M r John Richards, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt Thomas Lake 

William Hudson, John Vyall, John Turner, are aproned of to 
sell wine & beere & keepe a house of publiqne entertain men* 
Thomas Hawkins, William Pollard, Cap* W ra Wright, Widdow 
Vpshall, W m Courcer, Widdowe Wardall, Clement Crosse, W m Sal- 
ter are approucd of to sell beere & keepe a house of entertainm*. 
Rob*. Cox to sell beere & ale & keepe a publique house William 
Kent to sell beere & keep a cookt'S shop. 

Edward Dauis apoynted Cowe keep 1 " for y e yeare ensueinge & to 
cleere the streets of any dead dogs, catts or other carrion. 

Ordered that the Constables watch shall begin the 2 d of Ma}* & 
that the instructions in folio 10 with addition in folio 38 be given 
them by the Record 1 . 

Edward Dauis apoynted pownder for y e yeare ensueinge. 

Whereas there was an ord r made the 31 th of 3 d . m 1652 as in y e 
old bookefol. 99. against anoyance of the streets, comons, &c. and 
noe penaltie there mentioned, It is now ordered that each person 
soe offendinge shall pa}' 5 shillings for each offence. 

[52.] Edward Blake is aproued of to sell beere & keepe a 
house of publique entertainm* in the south streete. 

The Scavg". orde". 

Herewith are Coppies of seuerall towne ord" for the preuentinge 
annoyance of the streets, highwayes or comons, you are to take 
care they are duely observed & that where you finde any trans- 
gressinge to acquaint the Selectmen that warrants- ma}' be granted 
for leauyinge what fines shall be forfeited on breach of said orde" 
& that you remoue whatsoeuer you finde a present anoyance, and 
soe from time to time keepe the streets & wayes cleare accordinge 
to said ord. 

24 : 3 : 1670. At a meetinge of Capt Thomas Lake Cap*. Will 
Dauis Mf John Richards and John Joyliffe 

Whereas Henery Taylor is apoynted by this towne among others 
to look to the execution of the order made against swine trans- 
gressinge the same, 2 /3 rd . partes of which swine are to be distrib- 
uted to the poore by the Selectmen Wee doe hereby order and 
apoynt the said Henry Taylor to dispose of the said 2/3 ds . of 
whatsoner hogs, he shall make seasure of, to the poore accordinge 
to instructions & to take an ace* of the rest in that office how 
they dispose of theirs & giue an accompt of the distribution of the 
whole to the selectmen when required. 

27 : 4 : 1670. At a meetinge of Capt James Olliuer, Capt 
Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, Mf Hezechiah Usher 

Steephen Sergeant is ordered to take care that Abraham Radford 
whome he brought into the towne be transported to the place from 
whence he brought him, or secure the towne from future charge 
vpon the penaltie of 10 s . p weeke for euery weeke he shall stay in 
the towne after his next saylinge eastward. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1670. 55 

Phillip Squire & John Veringe are prohibited (or any other In- 
habitant) to obstruct any in theire occasions in the towne high way 
leadings from W m Waters his house, towards Thomas Walkers 
brick kills bctweene the comon high way & y e mill pond, vpou the 
penaltie of 5 s . for euer} T offence. 

25 : 5 : 1670. At a meetinge of M r . John Richards, Capt. Wil- 
liam Dauis Capt. Thomas Lake, John JoylhTe M r . Hezechiah Usher 
& Capt. James Olliuer 

Cap* W m Dauis is desired and apoynted to answere the complaint 
of Peter Gardner & Richard Sutton or other persons of Roxbery 
vpon replevin of Cattle, horses, hoggs & c . & to prosecute the 
same as the Lawe requires, as alsoe to answere the action of An 
Carter in her repleuin of her swine. 

Whereas Sebastian Barnardo his wife and two Children witli 
Manuell Correro a portuguesse haue been lately brought into this 
towne from Barbadoes Iry M r Joseph Grafton sen 1 " of Salem & noe 
securitie giuen to saue the towne from charge by them, the}' are 
recomended to the honr d Count} 7 Court to dispose of them as in 
their wisdome the}* shall judge meete, as p copie of y e caution on file. 

[53.] Whereas this towne hath beene at charge of a Cawsey 
for conveniencie of goeinge of & on the shore at the North end of 
the towne neere the wliarfe knowne by the name of Halsells 
wharfe & findinge the slip & high way leadinge thereto often iu- 
combered by seuerall persons laying stones, timber, boates &c. in 
the said slip Itt is ordered that noe person whatsoever shall hence- 
forth lay or cause to be laid in the said slip or highway any stones, 
timber boates, or an3"thinge to the incombrance of the same on the 
penaltie of 10 s . if it lie there above 24 howres and soe 10 s . for 
every 24 howres it lies there and what is now tyinge in the said 
slip or highway to be removed within 6 dayes on the same penaltie 

25 : 6 : 70. At a meetinge the inhabitants of this towne on 
public warninge Ensigne John Hull was chosen Commissioner, 
to joyne with the Selectmen for the assessinge all matters rateable 
in the towne. 

29 : 6 : 70. At a meetinge of Capt. William Dauis, Capt. 
Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. James 
Olliuer, M r . John Richards. This day accordinge Court order by 
warrant from the Countrie Treasurer an Assessment was made by 
the Selectmen of the estates of the severall inhabitants & comitted 
to Ensigne John Hull who was chosen by the towne to be Com- 
missioner for that end. 

8:7: 70. At a meetinge of Capt. William Dauis, Capt. Thomas 
Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher & AT. John Richards 
An order was sent to Goodwife Alexande r to d'd the child of the 
widdow Bushnell vnder her care and custody, to Hope Allen who 
desired the same that he might dispose thereof & free the towne 
from Charge there b} T . 

21:7: 70. At a meetinge of Capt. William Dauis, Capt. Thomas 
Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt James Olliuer & 
M r . John Richards Vpon a veiw of the Ovens in Arther Masons 
bake-house neere M r . Nortons wee finde them to be very insuf- 
fitient & hassardous to the welfare of the towne, therefore order 
and require that noe fire be kindled in the said ovens, after thi* 



56 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

da} T , vpon the penaltie of 20 s . p. day, vntil they are secured & the 
causes of the danger be reraoued. 

Vpon the complaint of the insuffltiencie & danger of the bridge 
adioyninge to the mill whereof Thomas Sexton is Miller, It is 
ordered that the said bridge be secured from any danger thereby 
before the 25 day of this instant vpon the penaltie of 20 s . p. da}' for 
euery dayes neglect thereof. 

26 : 7 : 70. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joy- 
liffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. James Olliuer, M r . John Rich- 
ards, Capt. W m . Dauis. Edward Dauis & Peter Warren are chosen 
Belman, to begin the 29 th . instant and to continue till the last of 
A prill accordinge to instructions folio 11 and 39. Mr Hezechiah 
Vsher sen r is desired to send for twelue dozen of Bucketts for the 
Towne in case of Fire. 

[54.] Whereas it is found by experience that in case of fire 
breakinge out in this towne, the welfare thereof is much indan- 
gered, f<r want of a speedy suppty of water; It is therefore 
ordered that after the first of March next, and soe forward to the 
lirst of Nouember in eueiy yeare. Euery Inhabitant in this towne 
shall at all times duringe the said terme haue a pipe or a hogshead 
of water ready fild with the head open at or neere the dore of 
theire dwellinge houses and ware houses vpon the penaltie of 5 8 . for 
euery defect. 

Libertie is granted to W m Lane to wharfe against his owne land 
next the sea vpon the Flatts. 

10 Oct. 1670. At a meetinge of the Freeman upon publique 
warning were chosen Comission. for the }*eare ensueing Cap* 
Thomas Clarke, Mr Richard Parker, Mr Humphrey Dairy, L* Rich- 
ard Cooke, Mr Anthony Stoddar, Mr Hezechiah Vsher, & Cap* Ed- 
ward Hutchinson. 

13:8: 1670. At a meetinge of Capt Thomas Lake, John Joy- 
liffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher & Capt. William Dauis Ordered that 
John Marshall giue notice to the seuerall persons vnder written 
that within 14 dayes, they cause theire seuerall chimnys, which 
vpori view we finde defectiue, to be suffitientlie repaired, vpon the 
penaltie of 5 8 . p. da} T for euery da^yes neglect after the expiration of 
the said 14 dayes and that he careful!} 7 take notice of the observance 
hereof and accordinglic make a returne at our next publique meet- 
inge. Richard Masons, Henry Vanes, John Williams, Returne 
Mollins, John Skates, Richard Bradlies, theire seuerall house chim- 
nyes. John Sweets, Edward Blakes, Benjamine Breems theire 
Coopers shop chimnys, John Matsons shop chimny. 

31:8: 1670. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe M r . Hezechiah 
Usher Cap*. James Oliver M r . John Richards, Cap'. William Davis, 
Cap*. Thomas Lake [blank] 

26 : 10 : 1670. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliuer M r . John 
Richards, Capt Thomns Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher. 
Lot to Edward Miles of Muddy ritier a p'cell of land to build a 
house on, at Roxbery gate, from the high wa} T next the said gate 
backe to the lence of Mr. Alcockes marsh from the gate alonge 
the high way towards Bostone 20 Rod & from thence baeke to the 
said lence of M r Alcockes, being 'about 7 rod, to enjoy the same 



BOSTON TOWN -RECORDS, 1670. 57 

duringe his life, at his death to returne to the towne, with all the 
buildings and fenceinge on it. 

[55.] Edward Miles hath libertie granted him to cut timber 
vpon the tovvnes wast ground at Muddy riuer, for buildinge and 
fencinge on the towne land at Roxbery gate. 

It is Ordered that noe person or persons whatsoever fell an}' tree 
or trees vpon any of the coiuon ground belonginge to this towne, 
at Braintrey, Muddy riuer or elcewhere, with out the consent of 
the Select men vpon the penaltie of 5 s . for euer}* tree soe fold, one 
halfe thereof to be paid to the Inform 1 ", the other halfe to the 
treasurer of the towne. 

22: 10: 1G70. At a meetinge of the hon rd . Gouern r . Richard 
Bellingham Esq, Major General! John Leueret, Ed. Tynge, Esq, 
AJajestrates; Mr John Mayo, M r John Oxenbridge, Mr Thomas 
Thatcher, & M r James Allen, Eld". Cap*. Thomas Lake, Capt 
James Olliuer, Mr John Richards & John JoylhTe, Selectmen of 
Bostone. It was ordered and agreed that M r . Ezachiell Cheuers, 
M r . Thomson and M r . Hinksman should be at the Gouern. house that 
day seauen-night to treate with them concerninge the free schoole. 

29 th Ditto Alt a Meeting of the hon rd . Gov r . Major Generall 
Leveret Edward T}-nge Esq Majestrates M r . Ma}'o M r . John Oxen- 
bridge M r . James Allen Elders Cap* Thomas Lake M r . Hez. Usher, 
Cap 1 . James Olliver M r . John Richards, and John Joyliffe Select- 
men It was agreed and ordered that Mr Ezechiell Cheeuers should 
be called to, & installed in the Free schoole as head Master thereof, 
which he beinge then present, accepted of: likewise that M r Tomp- 
son should be inuited to be an assistant to M r Cheeuers in his 
worke in the schoole, w ch M r Torapson beinge present, desired 
time to consider of & to giue his answere ; And vpon the third 
clay of January, gaue his answere to Major Generall Leueret in the 
nogatiue, he haueinge had, & accepted of, a call to Charlestowne. 

6: 11: 1670. At a meetinge of the hon rd . Gouern*. Major 
Generall Leueret, Edward Tynge Esq Magestrates M r . John Oxen- 
bridge, M r . Thomas Thatcher, M r . James Allen, Eld rs . Capt Thomas 
Lake, Capt. James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, & John Joyliffe 
Selectmen, who being met repaired to the schoole & sent for Mr 
Tomson who, when he came, declared his remouall to Charles 
towne & resigned vp the possestion of the schoole & schoole house 
to the Goucrn* &c, who dcliueredihe key & possestion of the schoule 
to M r Ezechiell Cheeuers as the sole Masl r thereof. And it was 
farther agreed that the said M r Cheeuers should be allowed sixti3 
pounds p. an for his seruice in the schoole out of the towne rates 
& rents that be longe to the schoole, and the possestion & vse of 
y c sc-hoole house. 

16 : 11 : 1670/1. At a meetinge of Capt, James Olliuer, M r . 
John Richards, Capt. William Dauis, Capt. Thomas Lake, John 
Joyliffe, M r . Ilezechiah Usher. This day a rate of 493. 12 s . for 
the Countrie and Towncs occations was comited to the Constables 
of Bostone and a rate of 14. 12 s , to the Constable of Muddy 
[5G.] riuer, also of 23. 12 s . to the Constable of Rumney Marsh, 
all being 531. 16 s . 

30 : 11 : 1670 / I . At a meetinge of M r . John Richards, Capt. 
William Dauis, Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Ilezechiah 



58 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Usher, Capt. James Olliuer Whereas Humphrey Ccmby hath en- 
tertaim'd John Nottle, Tayl r : sometime at his house not admited into 
the Colon}' nor towne, he is hereby ordered not to entertaine him 
for the future vpon the penal tie of 20 s . p. weeke & the said John 
Nottle to be returned to y e Count}' Court. 

' Ruth Newport is ordered to haue from the treasurer 40 s . for the 
releifc of her Family. 

Ordered to M r Benjamine Tompson schoolmast 1 " 10. out of the 
town treasury beside his yearlie salary to be ended the 25 of this 
Jahuar}'. 

Ordered that M r John Anderson should be allowed 120 for his 
house & goods lost in y e great fire blowne vp with gun powder. 

Mrs Dorathy Jones the wife of Mr Morgan Jones is approued of 
to keepe a house of publique Entertainment for the sellinge of 
Coffee & Chuchaletto. 

Jane the wife of Bartholomew Barnard is aproued of alsoe to 
keepe a house of publique entertainment for the sellinge of Coffee 
& Chucalettoe. 

Ordered that John Nottle Tayl r ; Margeret Connerd brought into 
y e Country Thomas Milton, and Gudwife Hoppen late of Dorcest r . 
be returned to the Countie Court as not admited inhabitants into 
this towne which was done y e 31 day. 

31 : 11 : 1670. Samuell Howard TayV. required to forbeare the 
frequentinge of publique houses of entertainement vpon the penaltie 
of law latelie published for that purpose. 

27 : 12 : 1670X1. At a meetinge of Capt. William Davis, Capt. 
Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. James 
Olliuer, and M r . John Richards. Agreed with Thomas Matson 
sen r . to looke after the towne clocke and keepe it in good repaire 
from the first of March next for one yeare next ensueinge, & to 
haue 10 s . for his paines about it. 

Ordered that Joanna Port 1 ", remoue out of this towne within one 
month next after y e date, & that John Lewis who brought her in, 
take care that the order be obserued vpon penaltie of 20 8 . to be 
paid dureinge her sta}* afterward weeklie by him. Joseph Nash is 
fined 20". for entertaininge W m Timberlegs contraiy to the towne 
order. 

John Matson & Joseph Sowter are required to forbeare the fre- 
quentinge of publique houses of entertainment upon y e penaltie of 
the law lately published for that purpose. 

6 : 12 : 1670. At a meetinge of the freemen vpon publique no- 
tice Cap* Thomas Clarke & M r Anthony Stodder were chosen 
Deputies of the Generall Court, for the yeare ensueinge. 

[57.] It was voted by the Freemen of this towne that the 
choyce of a comissioncr for canyinge in the votes for nomination 
of Magestrates and a County treasurer, be done this present Meet- 
inge by papers, and soe from time to time, hereafter. 

Mr John Richards is chosen to carry in the votes for the nomina- 
tion of Magestrates & for a County treasurer. 

[58.] 13 : 1 : 1670/1. At a publique meetinge of the inhab- 
itants of Bostonc upon lawfull warning were chosen for the voare 
ensueing. Selectmen Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r Heze- 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1670-71. 50 

chiah Usher, Capt. William Dauis, Capt James Olliuer, Mr. John 
Richards, M r . Thomas Bratle. 

Constables. James Whetcombe, Edward Cowell, James Brad- 
inge, W m Ingram, Henery Kemball, John Mosse, for Boston. 
Edward Deuotion for Muddy Riuer. John Doelittle for Rumn}' 
Marsh. 

Clarkes of y e Market. Edward Goodwine, Benjamine Thurs- 
tone, Dauid Copp. 

Surveyors, Thomas Blith, Gawdie James, Robert Sanford, for 
Boston. John White, for Muddy Riuer. William Ireland for 
Rumny Marsh. 

Sealers of Leather. W m . Gibson, Nathaniell Re}-nolds, Obe- 
diah Emans. 

Water Bayliffes Nathaniell Greenwood, Thomas Pecke. 

Packers of Meate &c. W m Densdall, John Densdall. 

Measurer of salt. Francis Hudson. 

Scauengers. Benjamine Smith, Isaacke Goose, Richard Bennet, 
Execution" of y e ord 8 . about Swine. M r . Henery Tayl r Theophi- 
lus Frayrey, John Cowell, M r William Hawkins, John Ruggles, 
L { Richard Way, Mr John Freeke, Francis Mosse. 

Select mens order 8 are referd to a Comittee of Capt Thomas 
Sauadge, Cap* Tho Clarke, Cap* Edward Huchinson, Mr Anthony 
Stoddar, Mr Humphrey Dauie. & M r John Hull, who are alsoe with 
the select men to make what amendm* they judge meete in the 
ord r made the last yeare concerninge swine. 

For preuentinge of Fraude & deceipte in Cordinge of wood It 
is ordered that the Select men shall hane powre to apoynt cord of 
wood for this towne, & that noe other person shall cord any wood 
sould or to be sould but such as the select men shall aproue of & 
apo}'nt for that seruice, vpon the penaltie of 20*. for euery offence 
therein, & that such Cord r * as are chosen by the select men be 
presented to authoritie to be swornc to be Faithfull. 

It is ordered that theord* made the last yeare about Cart wheeles, 
vpon the petition of seuerall Carters & own of Carts be respited 
till y e next yeare alsoe the consideration about paueinge the 
streetes. At a meetinge of all the Select men the same day, were 
chosen for the yeare ensueingc. Recorder, John Joyliffe. Treas- 
urer, Mr John Richards. Sealer, Mr Thomas Brattle. Cullers of 
staves, Edward Blake, James Hill. 

Corders of wood, W m . Parram, W m . Browne. Anthony Harker 
Samnell Dauis, Richard Smith, W m . Pickran. 

[59.] 16. 1. 1G70. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, 
John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. William Dauis, Capt. 
James Olliuer, M r . John Richards & M r . Thomas Brattle. 

Samuell Ryall, Coop., Peter. Comes, black smith, & John Htird 
sen r . were all prohibited the frequentinge of publique houses of 
entertainm*. vpon the penaltie of Law lately published and read 
unto them. 

27: 1 : 1671. At meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, John JOA*- 
liffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. William Dauis, Capt. James 
Olliuer M r . John Richards, M r . Thomas Brattle. 



60 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Cap* Edward Tluehinson, M r Deane Winthrop, M r John Tattle 
and M r Elisha Huchinson are appoj'ntcd perambulate for llumny 
Marsh & they are to appoynt the towne of Linn the time & place 
of Meetinge for runinge the line betweene Bostone & Lin & Bos- 
tone & Maiden. Cap* Sauage is also aded to the former & M r Elias 
Mauericke insted of Mr Tutile. 

Mr John Hull, Deacon Jacob Eliott, M r Thomas Brattle, & John 
White are apoynted perabulator' for Muddy riuer. Betweene 
Bostone Roxbery & Cambridge. 

30 : 1 : 1671. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, John 
Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. William Dauis, Capt James 
Olliuer, M r . John Richards, M r . Tlio. Brattle. 

Whereas at a pnblique Meetinge of y e Inhabitants the 26 th 2 : 
1669 vpon the petition of Samuell Dauis the select men were ordered 
to assigne him a place for a house lott out of the towne wast, 
they accordinglie gaue him libertie to set vp a frame of his house 
at the end of the Alines house adjo}*ninge to the buryinge place, 
and haue now laid out in Land for his acomodation. the breadth of 
his house from the fence of the buryinge place eighteene foote, & 
in length by the buryinge place & pte of James Whetcombes gar- 
den, to the land of John Man. 

L* John Smith of Wenesem* is to io}*ne with Cap*. Ed. Huchin- 
son & Comp a to runn ye line betweene Bostone & Charlestowne, 
Maiden & Lin in the steed of Mr Deane Wintrope. 

24: 2: 1671. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah 
Usher, Capt. William Dauis, Capt. James Olliuer, M r . John Rich- 
ards, M r . Thomas Brattle & Capt Thomas Lake. 

Edward Dauis is apoj'nted Cowe keeper & pownder of Cattle for 
the 3'eare ensueinge. 

Cap* W m Hudson. Mr. John Vyall, Mr. John Turner are aproned 
of to sell wine, beere & keepinge houses of publiqueentertainm*. 

Mrs Alice Thomas is aproued of to sell wine, beer & keepe a 
house of ptiblique entertain m* prouided W m Norton take the ca; of 
the gouernment of the house. 

Thomas Hawkins, W m Pollard, Cap* W m . Wright, Widdow 
Vpshall, W m Courcer, Widdow Wardall Clement Grosse, W m Salf, 
Francis Hudson, Rob* Cox, are aproued of to sell beere & keepe 
houses of publique entertainment for the yeare ensueing. W m Kent 
aproued of to sell beere & keepe a Cookes shop. Cap* James 
Johnson & Aboil Porter are aproued of to sell Coffee and Chucalatto 
for the yeare ensueinge. 

[GO.] Libertie is granted to sett vp posts 4 foote from the pale 
leadinge to the south Meetinge, to Mr. Norton. 

27 : 2 : 1671. John Keene hath libertie granted to keepe a Cookes 
or house of publique entertainm* to drcsse victualls. 

Instructions for the Constables watch in folio 10 & 38 comitted 
to the Constables to be observed till further order. 

11 : 3 : 1671. Libertie is granted to John Woodmansey to take 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1671. 61 

in pte of the greate docke on the south side of the dockes mouth 
to add to his wharfe, prouided he enlarge as much on the north 
side, leaueingc it the same breadth as now it is, which is 26J- foot 
oner from inside to inside in the narrowest pte thereof. 

29 : 3 : 1G71. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher Capt 
William Dauis Capt James Olliuer, M r . John Richards M r . Tho. 
Brattle & J no . Joyliffe [blank.] 

26: 4: 1671. At a meetinge of Capt. William Dauis, Capt. 
James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, M r . Thomas Brattle, John Joy- 
liffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher. 

Jeremiah Child hath libertie to open shop in this towne. 

31 : 5 : 1671. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliuer, M r . John 
Richards, M r . Tho. Brattle, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. William 
Dauis. 

Agreed with Cap* Richard Brackett of Braintry that he should 
in the townes behalfe take care that noe wast or strip of wood or 
timber be made in the Land belonginge to this towne lyinge neere 
theire towne but doe his utmost to preuent it or giue informa- 
tion to the Selectmen. In consideration whereof the sa} r d Bracket 
hath libertie to cutt out of the wood already fallen to the value of 
40 cord. 

Layd out a high way the 30 th of June last at Muddy riuer which 
runs 2 rodd broad from Thomas Boyslstones alonge by Moses 
Crafts to Clement Corbins & from thence to the Comon the same 
breadth, one halfe to be allowed by Corbin the other house by 
Nathaniell Wilson. 

2 d ly A way to runn from the s d highway through Joseph Whites 
& soe two .Moses Crafts & alonge through John Acors land, and to 
take of Thomas Boylstones Stone wall to a marked tree & soe to 
run with out the rest of the wall, through all the lotts two Rods in 
breadth as marked out to the end of the fence, till it comes to 
Cambridge Line. 

3 d ly A way from the Comon Road turninge in at Joseph Whites 
ground & to range with the fence of Moses Crofts in the feild, and 
soe to run ncerest on a straight line as marked out till it come U? 
Mr Hulls fence & soe turns to the right hand, 1 rod within the 
fence, and as much w 111 . out till it comes to a stake marked R. T. 
then tnrnes to the left and runs straight to Cambridge lino, the 
breadth of all the wa}* is to be 2 rodd, and more to be allowed 
where necessary. 

Granted to James Whetcombe a Angle of wast land tyeinge 
behind his wash house con*, as p margent 57 square feete, to him 
and his heires for ever in consideration of 40". in mony paid by 
him to the Treasurer of the towne [Plan of same in margin of 
original.] 

[61.] 7:6: 1671. At a meetinge of Capt James Olliuer, 
M r . John Richards, M r Thomas Brattle, John Joyliffe, M r . Heze- 
Usher, Capt. William Dauis. 



62 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Vpon the serious consideration of the danger that may acme to 
this towne by gunn powder that lies in ware-houses and d^ellinge 
howses in seuerall ptes of this towne, in case of fire breakinge out, 
& for the preuentinge future dang r thereby, It is ordered that 
hence forth noe gunn powder that shall be landed, shall be kept in 
an}' ware house or dwellinge house but shall be put in such place 
or places as the select men shall iudge most convenient for the 
secureinge of the towne vpon the penaltie of 20". p Barrell. 

It is further ordered that what gunn powder is in any such place 
aforesaid shall be remoued to the Fort hill to M r Rob 1 Gibbs his 
warehouse, within 6 dayes vpon the penaltie of 20 8 . p. day for 
euery barrell found after that time in any such place. 

It is alsoe ordered that noe shop keeper or other shall keepe 
abone 20 pounds of powder at one time in theire houses or shop 
vpon the penaltie of 20 s for euery defect. 

And that persons may knowe theire certaine charge of warehouse 
roome, it is agreed with the said Rob 1 Gibbs that he shall haue 12 d . 
for euery Barrell he receaues, & if it lie halfe a yeare it shall pay 
noe more, & soe 12 d . for euer}' halfe yeare after & Mr Elisha 
Huchinson is aproued of to receaue & deliuer the s d powder pub- 
lished Aug. 10 th . 1671. 

At a publique Meetingeof all the Inhabitants of this towne up- 
on lawfull warninge The order aboue concerninge powder was 
read and aproued of. 

Cap 1 Thomas Clarke was made choyce of for a comissioner. to 
jo3*ne with the selectmen for assesinge all matters rateable in the 
towne. 

It is Ordered that M r Edward Rainsford, Cap* Thomas Sau- 
age, & Cap 1 Edward Huchinson are to be ioyned with the Select 
men as a Comittee to heare & consider who are the proprietors of 
the Comons about the towne, or the wast land at Brain try & 
Mudd} T riuer, & that if any person lay any claime there to they make 
theire right apeare to the s d Comittee at or before the first day of 
Dec 1 " next, otherwise they lose theire title thereto. 

28 : 6 : 1671. At a meetinge of M r . John Richards M r . Thomas 
Brattle Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, 
Capt William Dauis & Capt. James Olliuer 

An Assesm 1 was made with the help of Capt Thomas Clarke 
for a Countrie rate accordinge to the Treasurers warrant & com- 
ited to said Cap 1 Thomas Clarke, chosen Comissioner for that end. 

31 : 6 : 1671. Ordered Mr Elisha Huchinson to make inquiry who 
keopes any Gunn-powder in the towne contrary to the towne order 
& to make returne of the names of those that doe transgresse the 
same to the Selectmen from time to time. 

[62.] 25: 7: 1671. At a meetinge of M r . Thomas Brattle, 
Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . IJezechiah Usher, Capt. 
William Dauis, Capt James Olliuer & M r . John Richards. 

Whereas Christoph' Skinner brought Elizabeth Walker from 
Coneticott, who is reported to be with Child, the said Skinner is 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1671. 03 

ordered to take care that she be sent backe to Coneticott vpon the 
penaltie of 20*. p. weeke from this da}-. 

Edward Dauis & Peter Warren are made cho3 r ce of Bellmen to 
begin the 29 th instant to the last of aprill accordinge to the 
instructions folio 1 1 & 39. 

Mr Joshua Atwater hath libertie granted him to his seller dore 
to continue as it is, paying 5 s . p. aim. in mony to begin the first 
of July last. 

Samuell Norden is aproued of to keepe a house of publique 
entertainment at this time vpon the petition of seuerall of his 
neighb 1 " 8 and consideration of his necessitous condition. 

17:8: 1671. At a meetinge of the freemen upon lawfull warn- 
ing were chosen Comissioners for this towne for the yeare ensue- 
inge. Cap* Thomas Clarke, M r Richard Parker, Mr Humphrey 
Dauie, Cap 4 Edward Huchinson, Mr Anthony Stoddar, L* Richard 
Cooke, L* Thomas Clarke. 

30 : 8 : 1671. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joy- 
liffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. James Olliu r . M r . Thomas 
Brattle, 

Cap*. Daniel! Hinksman is granted libertie to wharfe before his 
owne land betweene Thomas Berrj-s & John Whites, he rnakeinge 
& maintaininge a sufficient high way there 16 foote. 

2:9: 1671. It is ordered that Noe Carte shall stand in any 
streete of this towne in the night after the 15 th day of this instant 
Nov r vpon the penaltie of 5*. to be paid by the owners thereof for 
euery transgression hereof. 

27: 9: 1671. At a meetinge John Joyliflfe, M r . Hezechiah 
Usher, Capt James Olliuer, Capt. William Dauis M r John Richards, 
Thomas Brattle, Cap*. Thomas Lake 

The agreem* with W m Ireland & Aron Way concerninge the 
high way at powder ho*rne hill made the 27 : 8 : 1661. fol. 5. is 
continued for 10 yeares, for 25". p. ann. 

Vpon the Motion of Cap* Daniell Hinksman for an allowance 
demanded for a yeares sallery to him after he left the Free schoole ; 
vpon consideration whereof, it is agreed y* s d Hinksman be allowed 
10. ouer & aboue his yeares sallery endinge the first of March 
last as a gratuity from the towne for not haueinge sufficient warn- 
inge to prouide otherwise for him selfe. 

7: 10:1671. This day a rate was comited to the Constables 
of Boston for the collectinge of 640 for the Countries and townes 
occasions, to the Constable of Muddy River for 21. 5 s . and to the 
Constable of Rumny Marsh for 31 : 12". signed by the select- 
men. 

[63.] 25 : 10 : 1671. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher 
Capt. William Dauis, Capt. James Olliuer, M r John Richards, M r 
Thomas Brattle, Capt. Thomas Lake & John Joyliffe. 



64 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

John Skarlet hath libertie to wharfe before the ground he bought 
of Nathaniell Fryar & is to be 20 foote easterlie from the lower- 
most corner of Mr Hitts wharfe. 

Memorand that Mr Hetts wharfe at the lowermost end easterlie 
stands into the towne ground 4i foote. 

29: 11: 1671. At a meetinge of Capt William Dauis, Capt 
James Olliuer, M r . John Richards M r . Tho. Brattle, Capt Thomas 
Lake, John Joyliffe & M r . Hezechiah Usher 

Vpon the Motion of Doct T Daniell Stone for pay for Chirurgery 
& phisicke administred to seuerall poore of this towne the select 
men see cause to abate him his rate this yeare for what is done for 
the time past ; & doe further now agree with him for 12 moneths 
next comeinge from the first of March next, to take care of the 
poore of this towne as to phisicke & Chirurgery, for which he is to 
haue 20 s . out of the towne treasury & to be rate free the next 
yeare. 

Libertie is granted to Capt Samuell Skarlet to wharfe against 
his land next Francis Hudsons prouided he make & maintaine a 
high way before it. 

Allowed to M r John Freeke & Capt Samuell Skarlet theire rates 
for this yeare being 4. 8. 8 . in consideration of two shops pulled 
downe in the time of the Fire when M r Andersons house was 
burnt. 

\ym Anderson at John Faireweath r s. Ta}'l r and John Hunt & 
Steephen Millard Butchers, ordered to be returned to the Countie 
Court, not admited Inhabitants. 

Alsoe W m . Nowell & Thomas Rand Booke binders are to be 
returned as aboue, alsoe John Tudall. 

Mrs. Dorathy Jones the wife of Mr. Morgan Jones & Bartholmew 
Barnard are aproued of to keepe a house of publique entertainm* 
for sellinge of Coffee & Chucalleto. 

20 : 12 : 1671-72. Att a meetinge of Capt. James Olliuer, M r . 
John Richards, M r . Thomas Brattle, Capt. Thomas Lake, John 
Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher & Capt. William Dauis 

Libertie is granted to John White of Muddy riuer sen' to cutt 5 
oake & 5 Maple trees of the Comon at Muddy riuer prouided he 
d^e what he can to secure the rest from others, or giue notice of 
any that shall offend in that kinde. 

Ordered that Mr John Richards Treasurer pay to Major Generall 
Leuerett what he can out of the townes stocke towards what is due 
to him for y e Fortification. 

29 : 12 : 1 671-72. Capt Samuell Skarlet & Mr. John Freeke, haue 
libertie granted them to wharfe before thoire owne land, prouided 
the south side of theire wharfe come not within 10 foote of ye 
lower end of the north side of the causey, as it now doth lie 
& from thence to runn vpon a straight line to ye corner of the said 
Skarlets & Freekes wharfe as it now doth stand. 

[64.] It is Further agreed with Capt Samuell Skarlet & John 



BOSTON TOWN RECOKDS, 1671-72. 65 

Freeke that they or theire assignes shall mainetaine the Causey in 
good repaire & keepe the slipp or passage & Causey free from all 
incroachments, incombrances or anno}*ances whatsoever for the 
space of 20 yeares. In consideration whereof this towne is to pay 
them or theire assignes 5 s p. ann duringe the s d terme. 

Serj 1 Mathew Barnard hath libertie granted him to set vp a portch 
of 3 foote from the dore of his house. 

4:1: 1671-72. At a meetiuge of the freemen upon publique 
warning from house to house. 

Cap* Thomas Clarke & Mr Anthony Stoddar were chosen Deputys 
of the Generall Court for the yeare ensueinge. 

M r John Richards is chosen Comissioner to carry the votes of the 
freemen of this towne to the Countie Comissioners for the nomi- 
nation of Magistrates and a Countie Treasurer. 

11 : 1 : 1671-72. This towne haueinge had lately many & 
greiuous complaints of greate suffringes by (and greater hazzard 
to) seuerall persons elder & young 1 ", by swine in this towne, and 
alsoe consideringe the many inconveniencies by the aboundinge of 
these creatures, in a towne soe populous as this is in respect of 
sicknesses & the like ; And findinge by longe experience the 
Invaliditie of all former ord to preuent damage bj r swine as the 
Lawe requires ; Doe therefore order that all persons whatsoeuer 
that shall keepe any swine within this necke of Boston shall hence- 
forth keep them vp in theire owne land, and all swine which shall 
after the date hereof be found out of theire Owners land, either in 
the streetes lanes highway es Comons or any other place within this 
necke of Boston shall be forfeited and seazed and disposed of to 
the uses hereafter mentioned viz*. partes to the poore of this 
towne, as the Selectmen shall order and to him that seazeth 
them and the persons apoynted by the towne or Selectmen from 
time to time to execute this order are impowred presently upon 

seasure to distribute the same accordingelie Exceptinge 

alwayes and it is to be understood that in case an}- person or per- 
sons be driveinge their swine through the streetes or highwayes or 
shall be in persuite of swine escaped (provided the persuer be in 
sight when the swine shall be seazed by the persons appoyn'.ed to 
execute this order) : It shall save the forfeiture above mentioned. 
And in Case of any just Cause of Complaint of injury clone by 
any officer or officers in the execution of theire office, the partie 
agreeved aplyinge himselfe to the Selectmen of this towne may 
expect just releife notwithstandinge the execution aforsaid. 

This order made by the Selectmen was afterwards read and 
approved of at a generall towne Meetinge 3*6 11 of March 
1671-72. 

[65.] March 11 1671-72. At a publique meetinge of the 
inhabitants of Bostone upon lawfull warninge from house to house 
were made choyce of for the 3'eare ensueinge, 

Selectmen M r . Hezechiah Usher, Cap*. William Dauis Capt 



66 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, M r . Thomas Brattle, Cap* Thomas 
Lake and John Joyliffe 

Constables, for Bostone Mr Richard Wharton, Mr John Freeke, 
John Winge, Thomas Smith, Seth Perry, John Tappinge. 

Constable for Muddy Riuer Henery Steephens 

Constable for Rumney Marsh Jeremiah Belchard. 

Sealers of Leather. Robert Earle & John Jepson. 

Clarkes of 3*6 Market Moses Paine, John Cony, Benjamine 
Negus. 

Surveyors, for Bostone John Blake, Thomas Blith, Mr Joseph 
Rocke. Surveyor for Muddy Riuer. John White, sen' 

For Rumney Marsh W m Ireland. 

Water Bayliffes Thomas Peeke, & Nathaniell Greenwood. 

Packers of Mcate & Fish W m Densdall & John Densdall. 

Measurer of Salt. Francis Hudson. 

Scauengers Benjamine Smith, Richard Bennet, Tsaacke Goose. 

Officers about Swine Samuell Mosely, W m Kent, Thomas 
Fitch, Thomas Platt, Thomas Bingley, Josias Belchard, James 
Pennyman, Joseph Gridley. 

Orders for ye Selectmen are refered to a Comittee of Cap* 
Thomas Sauage, Cap* Tho. Clarke, Cap* Edward Huclrinson, Mr 
Anthony Stoddar. Mr Humphrey Dauie, and Mr. John Hull. 

Orders aboute paueinge the streets & Cart Wheeles were 
respited for another yeare vpon consideration of all the Cart of the 
towne theire ingagem* each with his teeme or Cart to giue a dayes 
worke for reparation of the high wayes, as the survey shall direct. 

Eliachin Huchinson, or his substitute hath Libertie granted him 
to treate with the select men, about some proposalls of his con- 
cerninge the clocke, who are to make returne thereof to some pub- 
lique towne Meetinge. 

At a meetinge of all the Selectmen above were chosen John 
Jo3'liffe Recorder John Richards Treasurer. Thomas Brattle 
Sealer of waights & Measures. 

Cull of staues Samuell Mattocke James Hill. 

Cordrs of wood Gaud}' James, Lawrence Willis, W m Browne, 
Richard Smith, W m Parram, Samuell Dauis, Thomas Williams. 

14:1: 1671-72. At a meetinge of all y e Selectmen at Capt. 
Dauis house 

Libertie is granted to Mr Nicholas Paige to take away the brickos 
belongeinge to the place intended for a conduit at ye end of the 
towne house before his dore, prouided he imediately fill the place 
cucn w th the ground about it, for Vf^ he brought a note from the 
[66.] Ouerseers of Capt Robert Kea}*nes Will, & a discharge for 
his guift expended thereabout, a Coppie where of followeth & y* 
Originall kept amonge the townes writings. 

To the Selectmen of Bostone. 

Vnderstandinge by Mr Paige that the place builded for a Con- 
duit is prejuditiall to his house & shops and that you are w*illingc 
he should remoue and improue it to his own vse, if our consent 
ma}' be had thereto and beinge informed likewise that Capt Robert 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1672. 67 

Keaynes guift to ye towne of Bostone for y* end hath beene ex- 
pended vpon that worke, though by the prouidence of God, it hath 
not prouecl soe vsefull as was expected and desired, vpon these 
considerations, Wee the Ouerseers of Cap* Keaynes will shall 
acquiesse in what is done, and not trouble the towne of Bostone 
any further in relation to that particular. Witness our hands the 
7 th of J-*mo. 1671. 

SYMOND BROADSTREET 
DANIELL DENISON 
EDWARD RAWSON 
JAMES JOHNSON 

25 : 1 : 1672. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. 
James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, M r . Thomas Brattle, Capt. 
Thomas Lake & J no . Joyliffe 

Libertie is granted to Cap* Daniell Hinksman to erect a porch 
before his dore 4 foote from his house & 8 foote longe. 

At a Meetinge of the Hon rd . Gouern r : Deputy Gouern r & Edward 
Ting Esq. with Mr Hezekiah Vsher, Capt James Olliuer, Mr. 
John Richards, Mr Thomas Brattle, Capt Thomas Lake & John 
Joyliffe the 22 th of March 1671-72. 

It was ordered that notice be giuen to the seuerall psons 
vnder-written that they within one moneth after the date hereof 
dispose of theire seuerall Children (herein nominated or men- 
tioned) abroad for seruants, to serue by Indentures for some 
terme of yeares, accordinge to theire ages and capacities ; w* 11 
if they refuse or neglect to doe The Majestrates and Select men 
will take theire said Children from them, and place them with 
such Masters as they shall prouide accordinge as the lawe directs. 
And that they that doe accordinge to this ord r dispose of theire 
Children doe make returne of the names of Mast r s & Children soe 
put out to seruice, with theire Indentures to the Selectmen at 
theire next monethly Meetinge beinge the last Monday in Aprill 
next. 

John Glouers daught r about 12 yr* of age. 

Bryan Morphews Daughf in law Martha Dorman about 12 yrs. 
John Bohamans Daught r Mary about 14 yrs. 

Robert Peggs Daughf Alice aboue 12 y. 

John Griffens Daughf about 10 yrs. 

W m Spowells Daughtr about 20 yrs. 

W m Brownes Daughf about 15 yrs vnlesse she can excuse the ser- 
uice of a Nurse* attendinge vpon her weake Mother. 

[67.] Widdowe Crocums three daught's. 

W m Hambeltons Daught r about 12 yrs. 

Edward Golds sonn about 20 yrs. 

John Dawes his sonn about 17 yrs. 

Thomas Williams his sonn Charles about 8 yrs. 

29 : 2 : 1672. At a meetinge of Capt. William Dauis, Capt. 
James Olliner, M r . John Richards, M r . Thomas Brattle, CapL 
Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezekiah Usher 



68 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Anthony Harker is made choyce for a Corder of wood for the 
3*eare ensueinge. Persons returned to ye County Court- It is 
ordered that W m Trotter Tayl r . John Pascoe weauer haueinge a 
wife in England, & Peter Bragg who hath alsoe a wife in England, 
& noe good report here, & [blank] Poyntinge the wife of Phillip 
Poyntinge. 

Capt William Hudson & John Vyall aproued of to sell wine & 
keepe a house of publicke entertainm* & John Turner provided to 
sell beere 

Capt William Wright William Pollard, William Courcer, Wid- 
dow Upshall Clement Grosse, Widdow Wardall Francis Hudson, 
William Salter Robert Cox Samuell Norden Nathaniell Bishop 
are all aproued of to keepe houses of publique entertainement oriely 
William Salt 1 ", desires to sell 2 d . beere & nothinge else. 

William Kent, John Keane, Rebecca Winsor 3* wife of Rob* 
Winsor aproued to keepe Cookes shops. 

Mrs Abigail Johnson ye wife of Cap* James Johnson aproued of 
to sell Coffee & Chuculatto. 

L* Richard Way to sell stronge watr 8 but not lesse then a pinte at 
once. 

Ordered that the Constables watch shall begin the 1. day of 
May & that y e . instructions folio 10 with the addition folio 38 be 
giuen them by the Record 1 ". 

At a meetinge of all the inhabitants concerned in y e . Comons 
and wast lands accordinge to y e . ord. of the towne y e . 4 th . l mo . 
1641-42 & the 18 th . of y e . 3 d . mo. 1646 returned by a Comittee 
apoynted to consider who are the propriet. thereof the 7 th . of 6 th . 
1671 which meetinge was the 15 th . of y e . 2 d . mo 1672 

It was agreed by a generall vote that Major Generall John 
Leuerett Deputie Gou r be joyned with y e aforesaid Comittee to 
order the whole affaires of the Comons for the yeare ensuinge 

It was ordered that if any haue any just cla}*me to make to any 
Comonage & haue beeue hitherto omitted they may haue libertie to 
make theire right apeare to 3*. Comittee upon the 29 th instant. 

29 : 2 : 1672 The Comittee about y e . Comons & c . mett & after 
some debates adjurned to the 6 th . of May. 

6 th . 3 d . 1672 At a meetinge of Major Generall John Leueret 
Deputie Gouern r . Eld r . Edward Ra3 T nsford, Capt Thomas Sauage, 
Cap*. Edward Huchinson, Capt William Dauis, Cap*. James Olliuer, 
M r . John Richards, Capt Thomas Lake, John Jo3*liffe and M r . 
Hezekiah Usher Comittee for y e Comons and wast lands. 

[68.] The question beinge put who are the propriet of the 
Comonage on the necke of Bostone, It was resolued 

That all the Inhabitants resident in the towne vpon y e 18 th of ye 
3 d mo. 1646 theire heires and successors, haue equall right in the 
said Comonage accordinge to the towne order before recited in the 
old booke of Records fol. 79. 

The question beinge put who are the proprietors of the wast lands 
at Braintrie, Rumny Marsh or Muddie riuer according to the order 
of towne 4:1: 1641-42. old book of Records fol. 59. 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1672. 69 

It was resolued upon the question that all the Inhabitants that 
were in the towne the 4:3: 1642 theire heires & successors have 
the true right & are the sole proprietors of such lands accordinge 
to the said towne order. 

It was ordered that Edward Dauis be Cowe keeper for the yeare 
ensuinge & that he speedily bringe in a list of all those persons y*. 
keepe Cowes upon the Comon & that he take care that none put 
aboue 1 Cowe into y e . Comon. 

It was ordered that noe person presume to put an}* Cowe vpon 
the Comon or Comon ground upon the Necke of Bostone who haue 
not a right thereto as an inhabitant by virtue of an order of the 
towne made the 18 th . of the 3 rd . mo. 1 646 or as the successor of such 
an inhabitant upon the penaltie of haueinge theire Cowes impownded 
as trespassers. 

Ordered that Whosoeuer shall put an}- Cowe into the said Comon 
or Comon ground this yeare shall deliuer the same to the care and 
charge of Edward Dauis the present Cowe keeper at or about the 
shop dore of Theophilus Freyrey where he will attend the receaue- 
inge of them euery morninge this weeke. 

Alsoe that they deliuer him in writinge by whose right & title 
they bring theire Cowes there, & if as successors the reason of theire 
claime to any right. 

Ordered that noe man put aboue one Cowe vpon an}* pretents 
whatsoeuer into the Comon. 

1 1 : 3 : 1672. At a meetinge of all the foresaid Comittee (except 
Capt. Thomas Sauage & M r . Hezechiah Usher) 

It is Ordered that after the 20 th clay of this instant May noe 
person put any Cowe into the Comon or Comon ground belongeinge 
to the necke of Boston, without the aprobation & a note to the 
Cowe keeper vnder the hand of Cap* Edward Huchinson & Cap* 
Thomas Lake or either of them & the payment of 3 s . in mony for 
euery Cowe (beside 2 8 . to Edward Dauis Cowe keeper for his care 
& paines) vpon the penaltie of haueinge their Cowes impounded as 
trespassers ; who are to take care & prouide that whatsoeuer ways 
or bridges are necessary for Cattle to passe ouer any Creekes be- 
longinge to the Marsh may be made firme and good & that the Gate 
leadinge to Roxbury be made secure and carefullie looked after. 
Agreed with Edward Dauis Cowe keeper to haue but 2 s p. head for 
keepeinge the Cowes this somer & that he giue not ouer keepinge 
them till Deacon Jacob Eliott consent and aproue thereof. 

[69.] 11:3: 1672. At a meetinge of Capt. William Dauis, 
Capt. James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, M r . Thomas Brattle, 
Capt. Thomas Lake & J no . Joyliffe 

Whereas the drawe bridge ouer the mill creeke, by theire order 
hath beene veiwed by Deacon Henery Allen & Hugh Drury Car- 
penters & returned to be insufficient & dangerous (as it now is). 

It is ordered that Edward LiHe or whome elce it doth concerne 
cause the timber ouer head that doth draw vp the bridge to be taken 
downe, and what other timber be rotten or defectiue be repaired, 
that the said bridge be made secure vnder foote & the chaines car- 



70 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

ried from post to post crosse the creeke for secureing the sides 
thereof, to be done betweene the day of the date hereof & tuesda} r 
next the 14 th of this ins*, vpon the penalty of 20". p. clay for ye 
neglect thereof. 

27 : 3 : 1672. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliuer, M r . John 
Richards, M r . Thomas Brattle, Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, 
M r . Hez. Usher 

Libertie is granted to Thomas Ouerman who maried with Elder 
Wiswalls daught r to wharfe before theire owne land. 

24 : 4 : 1672. At a meetinge of M r . John Richards M r . Thomas 
Brattle Capt Thomas Lake John Jo3'liffe M r . Hezechiah Usher 
Capt William Dauis and Capt. James Olliuer. 

27: 4: 1672. "Whereas the order above concerning the takeing 
downe parte of the bridge and repaireinge what was defectiue was 
not duly obserued & Edward Lillie not owneinge any estate to bo 
in his hands on w ch the fine might be lenyed. 

It is this day Ordered that John Marshall giue warninge to all 
Comand of vessells within he bridge in the mill creeke that they 
.cause theire vessells to be remoued out of the Creeke before sater- 
daj- morning next; And that then he cause the two sides of the 
bridge to be placed euen for the accomodation of passengers & a 
good locke put vpon it, and a planke spiked downe, or some other 
meanes vsed that it may be kept shutt for preuentinge of damage 
that may be done by the openinge there of, beinge insuffitient, this 
till further order concerninge it. 

28 : 4 : 1672. Whereas some differences haue beene amonge 
the proprietors of the Comon Feild at Muddy riuer referring to a 
high way from the Feild gate to Charles riuer. It is ordered that 
the said high way shall lie from the said gate as it now is, till it come 
to the ditch & fence cast vp before Cap* Hulls & the widdow 
Minotts land & 3*6 land of suball seau" & thence to goe on within the 
s d fence and ditch next the upland and soe forward till it comes to 
Charles riuer, The said way to be made passable at the charge of 
John White, Thomas Gardner, & Cornp* who Butt vpon the said Fence 
upon the marsh side and that the whole way be two rodds in breadth 
throughout And whereas there was land allowed for a landinge 
place for wood at riuers side in the land [7O.] now possest by John 
Sharpe, It is ordered that the s d Sharp allowe the vse of the s d land 
for the ends aforesaid at ye place comonlie called Mr Cottons land- 
inge place. 

29: 5: 1672. At a meetinge of M r . Thomas Brattle Capt. 
Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe M r . Hezechiah Usher Capt. William 
Dauis, Capt. James Olliuer & M r . John Richards. 

Josias Cobbet sen r ordered toremoue his hay out of hisdwellinge 
house within 10 dayes after the date hereof, vpon the penaltia of 
20 . p weeke. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1672. 71 

31:5: 1672. Whereas the 25 th : of the 10 th : 1671. John Skarlet 
had libertie granted him to wharfe before his Land bought of Nathan- 
icll Fryar bounded Westerlie from Mr Eliphalet Hetts warehouse 20 
foote, It is now ordered that the pte of s d wharfe easteiiie between 
him & Thomas Ouerman shall runn vpon a staite line from the corner 
bound post betweene them next the highway to the easterlie pte of 
the Campsall in the front of s d Skarlets wharfe being about a foote 
and halfe more easterlie then the corner post thereof w 011 . line is to 
be the bounds betweene s d . Skarlet & Ouerman 

5 : 6 : 1672. John Vyall hath libertie granted him to wharfe be- 
fore the towne high vf&y lyeinge betweene his land and the sea at 
the north end of the towne, next to Thomas Berrys land. 

Whereas in the old booke of records folio 123 there is an ord r . 
that none shall turne out any horse loose to water &. It is now 
ordered that if any horse or mare be found loose in any of the 
streetes of the towne it shall be lawfull for any person to impound 
the said horse or mare or giue information thereof to the select men 
and the own, of the said horse or mare shall pay 12 pence for 
euery offence in that kinde. 

And Whereas the Cowkeeper is irapowred to impound any 
horses mares or Cowes not allowed goeinge on the Comon It is 
hereby ordered that any persons are allowed to impound the said 
horses & mares as the Cowekeeper might doe, for w ch the own 1 " 8 , 
shall pay 12 pence for euery offence, to the use of the impounder. 

Further because some take libertie to put horses or mares upon 
the Ccmon on the Lords day It is ordered that if any be taken up 
or scene there upon the Lords day & proofe made thereof, the 
owners of s d . horses or mares shall pay 5 shillinges for every such 
offence. 

19 : 6 : 1672. Capt Thomas Sauage is chosen Comissioner to 
jo3~ne with the Selectmen of this towne for assessinge all matters 
rateable by him & them at publique meetinge of the inhabitants 
ypon lawfull warninge 

26 th . 6 th . 1672 Att a meetinge of Capt Thomas Lake John 
Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher Cap*. William Dauis, Cap* James 
Olliuer M r . John Richards & M r . Thomas Brattle 

It is Ordered that the towne treasurer pay Nathaniell By shop 
3. 6 s . for beere deliuered out of his house at the Fire at Mr 8 
Olliuers brewe house, by ord r of the Deputy Gouern r & some of the 
select men. 

[71.] 30: 6: 1672. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, 
John Jo}-liffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, Cap*. William Dauis, Cap*. 
James Olliner, M r . John Richards & M r . Thomas Brattle. 

It is Ordered that Thomas Baker remoue his hay out of his house 
and 3'ard within a weeke vpon the penaltie of 20 s . 

Ordered that Benjamine Smith remoue his hay that is in Mr. 
Gibbs his ground further of the lane at the lower end of JM r - 



72 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Turners yard, to the farther side of y e ground, or some other in- 
offensiue place, vpon the penaltie of 20 s . within one weeke after 
the date here of. 

This day accordinge to Court order by warrant from the Treas- 
urer an assesment was made by the Selectmen of the estates of 
the severall inhabitants & comited to Cap*. Thomas Sauage Comis- 
sion r . 

26 : 7 : 72. Edward Dauis & Peter Warren are chosen Bell 
men to walke through the towne every night from the 29 th of this 
instant September to the last day of Aprill accordinge to instruc- 
tions giuen them in folio 11 & 39 of this booke. 

30: 7: 1672. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher, Capt. 
William Dauis, Capt. James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, Capt. 
Tho. Lake, John Joyliffe, 

Edward Drinker brought a deede or grant of a high wa}^ to the 
towne of Richard Gridlies to be recorded w ch is as followeth. 

Knowe all men by these presents that I Richard Gridlie of Bos- 
tons Bricke maker, for diuers good considerations me therevnto 
moueinge, more espetially my loue to my Childrens conveniencie 
and a certaine sume of mony to me paid by Edward Drinker, as 
alsoe my loue to all the neighbourhood & the conveniencie of that 
part of the towne ; haue layd out of rr^ feild a highway of 1 2 foote 
wide from the fort lane to John Harrisons rope walke, I sa} T of 1 2 foote 
wide from the lower post of my sonne Edward Dauis Garden by 
the fort lane to my sonn Josephs Garden, & soe straight through 
my Feild to the lowest post of Hercules Coursers, or now Edward 
Drinkers ground, by the rope walke there to be 12 foote toward my 
sonn Josephs house & this I haue done for a publique and common 
vse for euer for the vse of the towne witnesse my hand. 

BostonelO: 11: 1671. the marke R. of RTCHARD 

Witnesse HENERY ALLEN. GRIDLIE. 

7:8: 1672. Comissioners for this towne were chosen by the 
freemen thereof at a publique meeting upon lawfull warninge 
Capt. Thomas Clarke, Mr Richard Parker, Mr Humphcry Dauie, 
L* Richard Cooke, Mr Anthony Stoddar, Cap* Ed. Huchinson & L' 
Thomas Clarke. 

25 : 9 : 1672. At a meetinge of Capt. William Dauis, Cap*. 
James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joy- 
liffe, M r . Hez. Usher & Mr. Thomas Brattle, 

Nicholas Best ordered to be returned to the Countie Court not 
admited an Inhabitant, alsoe John Pococke Ta}'lor. 

W m Norton is aproned of to brewe & sell strong beere out of 
dores & Capt Olliuer & Mr Thomas Brattle are desired to moue 
the Court to giue him licence to doe it on consideration of his 
necessitous condition. 

John Frankes is aproued of keepe a house of publique enter- 
tainm*, and his certificate of aprobation presented to the County 
Court on the back side of his petition. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1672-73. 73 

[72.] 30 th . 10 th . 1672. At a meetinge of Cap* James Olliuer 
M r . John Richards, M r . Thomas Brattle Cap*. Thomas Lake John 
Joyliffe M r . Hezachiah Usher, Cap*. William Dauis. 

10: 11 : 1G72-3. At a meetinge of the Selectmen. At the re- 
quest of Cap* John Allen Collector of the Customes, and vpon his 
complaint that Henery Montfort refused to pa}' his customes or 
showe his Invoyces of goods imported as the la we requires which 
apeares by the testimony of Richard Knight, and the said Montfort 
confessinge he had 4 tunns of goods landed out of Mr Greenowes 
ship not entred by him with the said Collector. It is ordered that 
the said Montfort pa}' said Capt 16. in mony for the impost of 
said goods reed ashore. 

27 : 11 : 1672-3. At a meetinge of M*. John Richards, Thomas 
Brattle, Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, 
Capt. William Dauis & Capt James Olliuer. 

Mr Bartholmew Barnard & Mrs Dorothy Jones are aproned of 
to keepe a house of publique entertainement for the selling of Coffee, 
Chuchaletto & sydar by retayle. 

Ordered that Samuell Smith, Mason who lodgeth at goodman 
Wise his house be returned to the Court, not beinge aproued of to 
be an Inhabitant but that he imediately depart out of this towne. 

24 th . 12 th . 1672-73. At a meetinge of Thomas Brattle Cap 1 
Thomas Lake John Joyliffe, M r . Hezachiah Usher Capt. William 
Dauis, Cap*. James Olliuer and M r . John Richards.- 

3:1: 1672-3. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne 
upon lawfull warninge were chosen Deputies of the Generall Court 
for one yeare ensueinge. 

Capt Thomas Clarke & Mr Anthony Stoddar. Mr John Rich- 
ards was chosen Comissioner to carry in the votes for Majestrates 
and a Countie treasurer. 

[73.] 10 March 1672-3. At a publique meetinge of the in- 
habitants of Bostone upon lawfull warninge from howse to house 
were chosen for officers the yeare ensuinge. 

Moderato r . Cap* Thomas Sauage. 

Selectmen Cap* Thomas Lake John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah 
Usher M r . Thomas Brattle, Cap*. James Olliuer, Capt. William 
Dauis, M r . John Richards. 

Constables Mr Christopher Clarke, Mr John Faireweather, 
Cap* Samuell Skarlet, Isaacke Goose, Moses Paine, and Mr 
Samuell Shrimpton. 

Mr Samuell Shrimpton, in the publique meetinge, desired to 
pay a fine of Tenn pounds to be released, w ch was accepted by the 
towne, for as full & ample satisfaction as if he had serued the 
whole yeare & Thomas Pecke was chosen Constable in his roome 
and place for the yeare ensueinge. 

Muddy Riuer Constab 1 . John Winchester sen r . 

Rumny Marsh Constable Samuell Townsend. 



74 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Clarkes of ye Market, Theodore Atkison, sen r , John Waite, John 
More. 

Surveyors for Bostone. Thomas Blith, Arth r Mason, Richard 
Beunet. Surveyors for Muddy Rioer John Sharpe. Surve3'ors 
for Rnrnny Marsh William Ireland. 

Sealers of Leather Dauid Cop, W m Smith, Serg* W m English. 

Water Bayliffes John Anderson, & Benjamin Gillam. 

Packers of Flesh and Fish W m Densdall, John Densdall. 

Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson. 

Scauengers Arth r Harris, Bartholmew Whit well, Robert 
Noakes. 

Officers about Swine. Mr Symon Linde, Mr Benjamine Gibbs, 
John Ra3'nsford, Mr Henery Thomson, Samuell Bridge, John 
Williams Butch r , Mr Caleb Taylor, Edward Cowell. 

Orders about Muddy Riuer & Rumny Marsh. That they haue 
libertie before 3*0 day of Election anually for the time to come to 
meete togeath 1 " & make cho}*se of officers fit for theire seuerall 
precincts & returne theire names to the publique towne meetinge 
for election accordinge to an Ord r . 15 th March 1668-9. 

It is Ordered that Cap* Thomas Sauage, Cap 1 Edward Huchin- 
son & Deacon Henery Allen doe examine the towne treasurers 
accompts concerninge the towne stocke and make returne thereof 
to the Inhabitants at the next publique towne meetinge. 

Ordered that Cap* Thomas Savage Cap* Edward Huchinson M r . 
Humphrey Davy M r . John Hull and Deacon henery Allen or the 
major parte of them shall drawe up instructions for the Selectmen 
\vhich they are- to present to the inhabitants at a publique meetinge 
f>r theire aprobation, for which Cap*. Sauage is to apoynt time and 
place. 

Cart wheeles & ord 8 . to be read, referred to the next towne 
meetinge. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the same day were chosen Recorder 
John Joyliffe, Treasurer Mr John Richards. Sealer of waights 
& measures Mr Thomas Brattle. Cullers of pipe staues 
Samnell Mattocke, James Greene. Corders of Wood Gandy 
James, Lawrence Willis, William Browne, Richard Smith, William 
Parram, Samuel! Davis, Thomas Williams, Anthony Barker. 

[74.] 31 March 1673. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake 
John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, M r . Thomas Brattle, Capt. 
James Olliuer, Capt. William Dauis, M r . John Richards. Libertie 
is granted to Richard Gridlie to wharfe before his owne lande in 
proportion with other men. 

Edward Creecke is fined 20 s . for entertaininge of Frances Child a 
Maid scrii 1 that came from Medfeild. 

Let to Jonathan Bridgham the tan pitts his Father formerly 
rented of the towne, from the first day of A prill next for the termo 
of Sj'eares next ensneinge, he payinge to the treasurer of the towne 
for the time beinge anually on or before the said 1 st day of Aprill 
30 s . in mony. 

Libertie is granted to Mr Richard Wharton, Mr W m Taylor, 
Mr John Woodmansej* & Mr John Faireweather to make a bridge 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1673. 75 

oner the Dockes mouth soe as it may not be prejuditiall to any 
vessells passinge to or fro by day or night nor hassardous to Chil- 
dren or other persons. 

Mr Symon Linde hath libertie granted him to wharfe before his 
owne house & land adjoyninge to Mr John Ruckes, in proportion 
with other men. 

Mr Jacob Eliote, Theophilus Fraylie, John White sen r of Muddy 
riuer, Mr John Turner & Mr John Vsher are apoynted p'ambulators 
for Muddie riuer & to see the line run betweene Roxsbuiy & Cam- 
bridge & to apo}*nt them the time & place of meeting. 

17 Aprill 1673. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, John 
Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher, M r . Thomas Brattle & M r . John 
Richards. 

Henery Cooly hath libertie to wharfe before his owne land w ch 
he lately purchased of Cap* Thomas Clarke & Henry Vane in pro- 
portion with other his neighbours. 

21 Aprill. At a meetinge of Major Generall John Leuerett, Eid r . 
Edw d . Raynsford, Capt. Thomas Sauage & Capt Edward Iluchin- 
son & the Selectmen Comittee apoynted for regulateinge the Corn- 
on s and wast lands of the towne the orders made the 5 th . of G th : 
1672 concerninge horses & c . trespassinge on the streetes and 
Comons, by the Selectmen were aproued of by the Comittee & 
ordered to be ngaine published & that Deacon Jacob Eliott be 
desired and impowred in an espetiall manere and whome he shall 
apoynt to take care that the s d orders be duly obserued. 

28 Aprill 1673. At a meetinge of Major John Leueret, Deputy 
Gouernor, Eld r . Edward Raynsford, Capt. Thomas Sauage, Capt 
Edward Huchinson & y e . Selectmen, apoynted a Comittee for the 
regulatinge of Comon & wast land belonginge to the towne & ali 
the propriet. mett upon lawfull warninge this day. 

The question beinge put whether the ord r3 . beinge made by y c . said 
Comittee be aproued of & shall be continued for y e . yeare ensueingc 
(onely exceptinge the persons nominated therein) w ch . is rcfer d . to 
the s d '. Comittee, y e . ord rs . beinge dated the 6 th . of 3 rd . '72 & 1 1 th . of 
3 d . 1672. Resolued in y e . affirmatiue. 

Agreed and ordered by the said proprietors y* all those that had 
Cowes on the Comon the last yeare & did not pay 3 s . p. Cowe doe 
pa}' it now & the whole pa}* 12 d . p. Cowe for ye yeare ensueinge 
towards makeinge bridges &c. as iri the former order & aisoe for 
buildinge a house at Roxbury gate for secureinge the srJd gate & 
that Cap* Huchinson & Cap 1 Thomas Lake continue to receaue & 
disburse the mon}* accordinge to said order 11:3: 1672. 

[75.] It is ordered by the said propriet 1 " 8 . that the former 
Comittee be continued in their powre for y e . yeare ensuinge. 

Ordered by the said Comittee after the dismission of y c . rest of 
} e . propriet". That Edward Dauis be continued Cowkeeper & to 
looke after the Comons for preuenting of anoyance by horses or 
otherwise for the yeare ensueinge, that he give an aco*. to Cap 1 . l-Tnch- 
inson & Cop 1 . Lake who had Cowes on y*. Coim-n y* last yeare }'. it 



76 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 50. 

may be knowne who are in arrears for not pa}'*, of 3 shilling p 
Co we, then, Alsoe that for y e . j'eare ensueinge he receaue noe Cowes 
without a note from Cap*. Ed. Hnchinson or Cap*. Thomas Lake & 
y*. from time to time he give on ace*, to them of what noraber of 
cowcs & whose they are that Shall be put into the Comon without 
theire ord r . & Eld. Edward Ra}*nsford & Deacon Jacob Eliott are 
desired to apoynt the time when he shall begin & how longe he 
shall continue keepinge y*. Cowes upon the Conion, whose orclc 8 . he 
is to observe therein. 

28 th . Aprill 1673 At a meetinge of John Joyliffe M r . Hezechiah 
Usher, M r . Thomas Brattle, Cap*. James Olliuer, M r . John Richards, 
Cap*. Lake. Agreed with Doct r Daniell Stone for takeing care of 
infirme & sicke people of the towne that are poore, on the condition 
of abateinge or allowinge his rate & paying him 20". in mony. 

Richard Way hath libertie granted him to wharfe before his owne 
land where his dwellinge house now is in proportion with other of 
his neighbours. 

Ordered that Constables watch shall begin the 1 st of Ma}' and 
that the instructions folio 10 & the addition in folio 38 be given 
them. 

The severall persons underwritten are aproved of to keepe 
houses of publique entertainem*. & to be returned to the Countie 
Court. 

Cap*. William Hudson, John V3 T all and John Turner to sell beere 
& wine by retayle in theire houses of entertainm*. Alsoe Cap*. 
William Write to sell beere & wine by retayle. William Kent to 
keepe a Cooke Shop & to sell beere & wine by retayle with his 
victualls. John Smith of Wenesemet to sell beere, wine & brandy 
by retayle. William Pollard, Robert Cox, Clement Grosse, Widdow 
Upshall, Widdow Wardall, Widdowe Courcer, Nathaniel Bishop, 
Samuell Nordon, Edmond Jackson, to keepe houses of publique 
entertain*. & sell beere. 

William Salrer onley to sell beere. 

Francis Hudson to sell beere and brand} T , John Kea}*ne, Ben- 
jamine Phippeny & Mrs Coi^graue to keepe Cooke shops & she to 
dresse intralls of beasts as formerly. 

Rebeca Winsor to keepe a Cookes Shop & sell stronge beere w th . 
her victnalls. 

M. Abigail Johnson the wife of Cap* James Johnson to sell 
Coffee, Chuchalctto & Sydcr. 

Bartholmew Barnard to sell bottle Ale with his Coffee Chucha- 
letto & Syd r . granted him y e . 27. 11. 1672-73 

Benjaminc Phippany hath further libertie granted him beside 
keeping a Cooke shop, to sell strong beere with his victualls. 

Mrs Doroth}' Jones, the wife of Mr Morgan Jones hath liberty 
now granted to sell Coffee. Chuculetto & s}"der by retayle which 
was before granted the 27 th . January, not then accepted by the 
Court. 

[76.] May 9 1673. At a meetinge of the freemen of Bostone 
upon lawfull vvarninge Lt Thomas Clarke was chosen Deputie of y* 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1673. 77 

Gcnerall Court for the yeare ensuing in the place and steed of Cap* 
Thomas Clarke who hath accepted of a Majestrates place to which 
he was chosen. 

30 June 1673. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Usher, M r . 
Thomas Brattle, Cap*. James Olliuer, Cap* William Dauis, M r . 
John Richards, Capt Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe. 

Mary Forrest who carte from Linne with Cap* W m Osborne 
bound thence to Virginia & of noe good report is ordered to be 
returned to the nert Court. 

Isaac Goose is fined 20". for entertaininge of Elisha Woodward 
about 1 contrary to towne ord. 

Whereas upon the 3 1 8t . of 6 mo . 1663, It was ordered and agreed 
by the Selectmen that Mr Peter Olliuer & others should make a 
snffltient high way from the house of W m Pell to the land of Benj n 
Ward, It is now ordered that the same high way shall runn and be 
extended through the said land of s d Benjamine Ward now in the 
possession of W m Holloway & Stephen Butler to the sea, & soe to 
lowe water marke, & not to be lesse then 15 foot in breadth from 
Thomas Rawlins Corner to y e sea, and to be kept open and cleare 
from all annoyance by timber or other incombrance. 

It is Ordered that a high way runn from Thomas Rawlins Corner 
close to his pale or fence to the corner of }'e house of Nath 1 Bishop 
known by the name of the blew bell, to be 16^- foot at the s d Rawlins 
corner & 15 foote from the s d corner of the blew bell to Jonathan 
Shrimptons warehouse, in the breadth thereof, and that the said 
way runn from the said corner of the blew bell to the bridge 15 foote 
broad. 

Whereas the 9 th . of y e . 2 nd . mo. 1668 the highway betweene M r . 
Joshua Atwaters & William Ingrame's houses was staked out to a 
post now standinge at the Southermost corner of John Marshall's 
house the said way is now extended & layd out to runn on a 
straight line from the said post to a stake now driven into y e . 
ground upon the easterlie side of the foote of the bridge w ch way 
is to be in breadth not lesse than 12 foote westerlie from the said 
line. 

And it is declared that the assignes of Cap* James Johnson are to 
mainetaine all the highwayes ouer the Marsh, leased by the towne 
to the said Johnson accordinge to his deed. 

There is alsoe a high way formerlie made vse of, now laid out 
from the former way leadinge to the bridge to run westerlie ouer the 
Creeke by James Hills dore & vp to that high wa}' by Mr Bridg- 
hames, to be one rodd in breadth & the assignes of Mr Peter 
Olliuer are to make & keepe in good repaire the bridge ouer the said 
Creeke. 

[77.] July 2 d . 1673. Whereas John Phillips hath lately raised 
the pauement crosse the streete neere Edward Woods dore & 
thereby stopt the currant of water that vpon occasion should runn 
alonge the streete wch may be' to the prejudice of ye Inhabitants. 

It is ordered that the s d John Phillips doe within 8 daj'es remouc the 
obstruction of the water, by causinge the pauement to be lowered 



78 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

or soe altered that the water which comes betweene Edward Woods 
& George Burrells houses may have a free cource through the midell 
of the streete, without obstruction vpon the penaltie of 20". and 
10". for euery weeke after untill it be done. 

Whereas Thomas Stance^ hath obstructed a water Cource for- 
merly runinge towards the mill pond out of the high wa} r nere the 
mill towards Charlestowne, by erectinge a house & raising the land 
within his fence. It is Ordered that the s d Stanbery open the water 
cource that he stoped up and make a good and suffitient highwa}* 
which he hath spoyled by his obstruction of the water vpon the pen- 
altie of 20". within 14 days & 10 s . p. weeke afterward untill it be 
done. 

Whereas John Cleere sen r hath broken vp the towne ground at the 
lower end of the lane towards Mr Scottows docke, ouer against the 
house of Lawrence Willis, & laj r d the foundation of a house 
thereon, which will be to the prejudice of highway. It is Ordered 
that the s d Cleere remoue the foundation of his wall out of the 
bounds of towne lands, within 6 dayes upon the penallie of 20 s . 
And it is further ord" 1 . that in the erectinge of his buildinge he 
leaue the said lane to be 16 foote in breadth betweene it & Law- 
rence Willis his house. 

Jul} r 28 1673. At a meetinge of M r . Thomas Brattle Capt James 
Olliuer, John Joylifle & M r . Hezechiah Usher. Ordered that the 
Treasurer of the towne giue W m Spowell 20 s . for his present 
supplie. 

Ordered that W m Kent take care to mend the highwa} 7 or lane 
between his house & Richard Knights garden, within 14 dayes 
upon the penaltie of 20 s . and 20". per weeke afterward untill it be 
done, beinge annoyed by the wast water y* comes from his pumpe. 

It is Ordered that Mr Joshua Atwater cause the way betweene 
his house & W m Ingrains that is anno % yed by the wast water to 
runns from his pumpe to be suffitientlie secured from the s d annoy- 
ance within 14 dayes vpon the penaltie of 20 s . and 20 s . p. weeke 
untill it be done. 

Aug 20. 1673 At a meetinge of the inhabitants of this towne 
upon lawfull warninge 

Ensign John Hull is chosen Comissioner, for the towne to jo t yne 
with the selectmen to make a countrie rate 

25 th . of Aug. 1673. At a meetinge of Cap*. James Olliuer, 
Cap*. William Dauis, M*. John Richards, Cap 1 . Thomas Lake, John 
Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Usher and Thomas Brattle. 

[78.] Aug. 29 th . 1673. This day by warrant from the Countrie 
Treasurer an assesment was made by y e . Commission". & select- 
men of the estates of the seuerall inhabitants of this towne & 
comitted to Ensigne John Hull Comission r . 

1 Sept 1673. At a meetinge of the freemen of Bostone vpon 
lawfull warninge the seuerall persons under written were made 
hoyse of for Comissioners of the towne for y e . yeare ensueinge 

Cap* Thomas Lake, Mr Humphrey Dauie, Mr Anthon Stoddar, 
L* Richard Cooke, Cap* Edward Huchinson. L* Thomas Clarke, 
Cap 1 Thomas Sauage. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1673. 7tf 

Sep* 5. At a generall publique meetinge of the inhabitants of 
this towne upon lawfull warninge 

Whereas the hon rd . Councell of the Countrie haue lately recom- 
ended to the Consideration of the select men of this towne the 
erectinge of a wall or wharfe upon the flatts before the towne from 
the sconce to Capt Samuell Skarlets wharfe, or vseinge some other 
meanes for the securitie of the towne from fire in case of the 
aproach of an enimie w ch . the selectmen have this day represented 
to 3"*. inhabitants and this question beinge put toy 6 , vote of the 
publique Assembly Whether the inhabitants will be at the charge 
for the erectinge of such a worke as may be of vse for the end 
aforesaid it was resolued in the negative, 2 ndUe . The question 
beinge put whether the Selectmen of this towne may order & dis- 
pose of the flatts before the towne from the sconce to Cap*. 
Skarlets wharfe for the better securitie of the towne as they may 
judge best any former order to the contrary notwithstandinge 
It was resolved in the afirmitiue. 

Septemb r . 16 th . At a meetinge of Capt James Olliuer, Cap*. 
Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, Mr. Hezechiah Usher & M r . Thomas 
Brattle Upon a motion & desire of IA Richard Wooddy to vi ewe 
& determine a difference betweene him & Steephen Butler about a 
highway tyinge through the marsh on the south side of Jonathan 
Shrimptons warehouse towards the Sea which the said Butler 
claymes as a highway former! ie la}*d out by the selectmen of this 
towne and upon view & examination of deeds & witnesses doth 
apeare to be a highway formerly la} T d out as aboue but noe record 
made thereof It is now ord rd . that y e . said highway be continued, 
which is now staked out & Confirmed to be 12 foote in breadth 
from the highwaye leadinge from Thomas Rawlins Corner towards 
the bridge oner against the Corner of the blew bell, downe on the 
s d . south side of Jonathan Shrimptons warehouse & land of 
Samuell Procters to a Corner post of a fence of Richard Wooddy 
now set downe on the south side of the s d . highway leauinge the 
said 12 foote or way northerlie, & from the s d . Corner post of 
Rich d . Wooddie fence to run somethinge wheelinge toward the 
north to the northernmost p te . of the outward wharfe formerlie 
Benjamine Wards IjMnge next the sea & thence upon the flatts, w ch . 
way is to be Kept cleere & free from any anoyance by layinge of 
timber or stones, buildinge of Vessells or any other incombrance 
whatsoeuer longer then y e . usuall Costime of other wharfes or 
ways next the sea. 

[79.] Sep* 29. 1673. At a Meetinge of Capt Thomas Lake 
John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, M r . Thomas Brattle & Capt 
James Olliuer. 

Edward Dauis and Peter Warren are chosen to continue Belmen 
to walke through the towne euery night from this present 29 th of 
September to the last day of Aprill accordinge to instructions giuen 
them in folio 11 & 39 of this Booke. Nath 1 Addams hath libertie 
granted Irm to carry out his wharfe as farr as Daniell Turines 
he haiieinge the wharfe prouided and ready to set downe before the 
last order of the inhabitants concerninge the flatts. 



80 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Nov. 13. Seuerall psons driuen out of theire habitations at New 
Yorke, and come into this towne had, a coution presented to ye 
Countie Court against them this day, whose names are vnder written 
Mr John Ryder at Peter Welcomes, Henery Matson at Thomas 
Matsons, Edward Smith, Back 1 , at Arth r Harris, Thomas Bull, 
Labourer, at John Kings, John Ridle, Carpenter at John Buttons, 
John Higgs at John Frankes, Isaack Ratt at John Keaynes, 
William Sharpe. 

Rob* Millar, Weau r , & Symond Williams, shoo maker, from New 
found land, pa' r Dell, W m Allen at Mr. Tynges, Robert Shelson 
& his wife at Xp r Crowes, Robt Hastinges and George Barb 1 
Labours and some others y* haue not beene before vs, soe knowe 
not theire names. 

Nov. 14. 1673. The severall persons underwritten ordered not 
to make any fire in their Coopers shop chimnies till they are suffi- 
tiently repaired to the satisfaction of the Selectmen upon the 
penaltie of 20 s . a time for every transgression of this order, viz*. 

L* Richard Way, Sam 1 Ward, Benj Breeme, Henery Coolie, 
Henery Ingram, John Somes, George Burrell, Sam 1 Mattocke, 
Returne Mullins, Benjamine Frankline, John Marshalls sonns, 
Joseph Shaw, neither in his shop or leanto, Cap* W m Hudson, in 
his Castell chamber chimny. 

W m Dawes & Richard Knights are desired to survey the chimn} T s 
of Christopher Croe & George Burrell & make returne to the 
selectmen how tb.ey finde them. 

24 Nov. At a meetinge of Cap*. William Dauis M r . John 
Richards, Cap*. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, 
M. r Thomas Brattle & Cap' James Olliuer. 

Ordered the Treasurer to satisfie Jonathan Negus rent as 
formerlie. 

29 Dec. 1673. At a meetinge of M r . John Richards, Capt 
Thomas Lake John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, M r Thomas 
Brattle, Cap*. James Olliuer, Cap*. William Dauis. 

Ordered that the Treasurer of the towne satisfie W m Salt for 
entertainein of Boatswaine Russell wife 11 months beinge com- 
ited to y e Prison by orde r of the Gouern r . 

Robert Caruar hath libertie granted him to wharfe before his owne 
land vpon the flatts. 

5 Jan. This day a Rate was comitted to the Constables of 
Bostone Muddy Riner & Rumny Marsh for the collectinge of 
734. G 8 . for the Countrie and townes occasions 144. 9 s . 3 
farthings whereof was giuen by the General Court toward the 
Fortifications of this towne. 

[8O.] 26 Jan 1673-4. At a meetinge of Capt Thomas 
Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, Thomas Brattle, Capt 
James Olliuer, Capt. William Dauis M r . John Richards 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1673. 81 

Libertie is granted to John Ingolsbey who married the late widdow 
Griffin to make vse of ould fallen wood vpon the Comon wast land 
at Muddy Riuer for the vse of the tenent that Hues in her house 
for fire wood duringe the pleasure of y e towne. 

Thomas Matson is approued of to sell stronge beere by retayle 
at the prison till Aprill court next. 

23 Feb. 1673. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, M r . Hezechiah 
Vsher, Thomas Brattle, Capt. James Olliuer Capt. William Dauis, 
M r . John Richards & Capt Tho 8 . Lake. Agreed with Giles Dyer to 
keepe the clocke from the 25 th of March next for one yeare for 
which he is to haue 6. and ordered the treasurer to pay him pro- 
portionablie for 10 months past. 

Whereas the Widdowe Feltch hath made a complaint that John 
Harrison hath made a cross fence in that high way (where he makes 
his ropes) & thereby- obstructed her in her occations, which apeares 
b} T the testimony of seuerall antient Inhabitants of this towne to be a 
high way layd out many years since, & made vse of from time to time 
as a highway without interruption. It is ordered that the s d John 
Harrison remoue the s d cross fence and leaue the s d high way open 
& free as formerlie for the accomodation of the s d Feltch or any 
other that may haue occasion to make vse of it as a highway upon 
the penaltie of 20". a weeke. 

Whereas by an ord r . of the inhabitants the II th . of March 1666-7 
the selectmen upon y e . 26 th of Aug. 1667 did lease unto Free Grace 
Bendali a pcell of land at Fort Hill & agreed with him that he 
should lay out a highway of a rod broade downe from the Fort Hill 
to the waters side through the said land next the hon" 1 . Gouern r . 
Leuerets land as more fully apear 68 . by a deed thereof, And the said 
Bendali hath since built p te . of his house 3 foote into the said rod 
of ground where the highway ought to be It is now mutually agreed 
betweene the present Selectmen & the said Bendali & hereby 
ordered that the said highway for the time to come be but 13 foote 
broad & that the said Bendali lay out another highway from y e . 
lower end of the former to the sconce betweene his dwellings 
house & his wharfe & soe through his owne land of 20 foote 
broade. 

March y". 2 d . Whereas upon the 31 st . of March 1673 libertie was 
granted to Richard Gridlie to wharfe before his owne land in pro- 
portion with other men & he hath lately for end staked out a pro- 
portion upon the flats not onely before his owne land but the 
townes ground & highway adjoyninge to his land It is hercb}' 
ordered that the s d . Gridly doe not proceede in wharfinge there 
w th out the consent & aprobation of y e . Selectmen first had & 
obtained upon the penaltie of 20 shillings 

[81.] Jt is ordered that the Articles of Agreement betweene 
seuerall inhabitants & y e . Selectmen & the seuerall subscriptions for 
crectinge a wall or wharfe upon the flatts be here recorded which 
are as tblloweth 



82 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Bostone in New England Septemb*. 10 th 1673 

Whereas the hon rd . Councell of this jurisdiction haue lately 
recomended to y e . consideration of the Selectmen of this towne 
the necessitie of erecting a wall or wharfe upon the flatts before 
the towne from the sconce to Cap*. Skarlets wharfe or useinge some 
other meanes for secureinge y e . said towne from fire ships in case of 
the aproach of an enimie w*. the Selectmen represented to the 
inhabitants at a publique towne meeting warned for that purpose 
& mett on y e . 5 th day of Septemb r . 1673 And Whereas the s d . 
inhabitants did on the day aboue s d . by 2 publique votes, first deny 
to have y e . s d . worke to be oarrj'ed, on end on the publique charge 
of the towne & secondly did grant & give powre to the selectmen 
that they might order & dispose of the flatts before y e . towne from 
y 6 . sconce afores d . to Cap*. Skarlets wharfe for the better securitie of 
the towne as they shall think best. 

Now the afores d . Selectmen haueinge taken into theire serious 
consideration the necessitie of somethinge to be done to the end 
afores d . & of some way of incouragem*. to such as shall undertake 
soe greate a worke, doe propound toy 6 , inhabitants of this towne as 
followeth 

1. First y*. a wall or wharfe of wood & stone be erected from y e . 
s d . sconce to Cap*. Skarlets wharfe w h . is in length about two thou- 
sand and two hundred foote, y*. it be made in breadth 22 foote at y e . 
bottom & to be raised 6 foote high at y e . least with all expedition 
& afterwards (as soone as may be) to ad thereto in height as shall 
be judged convenient for a brest worke to play Guns on w ch . is sup- 
posed to be about 14 or 15 foote high in all & soe carryed up to be 
20 foote broad at }~e topp, to be made substantiall and uniforme & 
continued & mainetained at the cost & charges of y e . undertakers 
accordinge to their proportions 

2 nd . For incouragem*. hereunto the said Selectmen of this towne 
of Bostone in the behalfe of themselves & theire success", in y e . s d . 
place doe accordinge to the powre comited to them, hereby order 
& declare I 8 *, y*. such of the inhabitants of this towne as shall carry 
an end & undertake y e . s d . worke as above expressed, shall possesse 
and enjoy & hereb}* is granted to them theire heires & assignes for 
euer all those flatts y*. lie before the towne betweene the towne & y e . 
said wall or wharfe, to be soe built 200 foote whereof back towards 
}* e . towne & next adjoyning;e to y e . s d . wall or wharfe shall be free for 
t'>em the s d . undertakers to build wharfes & warehouses upon as 
they shall see cause, proportionable in breadth to what the}' build 
in y e . front, the remainder to be for docks or shelter, for ships or 
vessells, exceptinge alwaj'es & it is hereby reserued to such of 
the present abutt rs . or borderers on the said flatts as shall come in 
undertakes of the aforesaid wall or wharfe & carry an end the same 
in convenient time with the rest of the undertakers y*. they shall 
haue libertie of carryinge out theire present wharfes before theire 
owne land in proportion witli others about 100 foote beyond y e . 
Hon d . Gouern r . Leverets & M r . Alfords present wharfe and to 
improve thereat for y e . best advantage of them theire heires [82.] 
and assignes for euer, as shall be staked out in a circular line accord- 
inge to a platt or Mapp now taken of the said Coue, reseruinge 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1673. S'6 

nlsoe to sucli others of the present abutt. or borderers on y*. s d . 
flatts who refuse to joyne in y e . wall or wharfe afores d . libertie of 
egresse & regresse of vessel Is & tyeinge att theire wharfes for 
loadinge & unloadinge & graueinge before them 

^ndiie yt ye said undortake 8 . & caiTyers an end of the said wall & 
worke as aboue shall accordinge to the proportion of what they 
built in y e . front, haue right unto all incomes aduantages or emolu- 
iii u . y*. may arise or acrue by dockage or anchorage of any such 
vossells as shall harb r . or be secured within y e . s d . Coue as alsoe by 
iishinge in the said Coue or in the mouth thereof & all other liberties 
& priuiledges that may arise by virtue of this grant of y e . Selectmen 
betweene the said wharfe or wall now to be erected & the wharfes 
& dockes now borderinge on said flatts or to be made as aboue 
expressed except what is reserued as above. 

It is further ordered & declared y'. noe man shall subscribe or 
undertake for lesse then 20 foote on y 8 . said wall or wharfe. 

JAMES OLLIUER 

HEZECHIAH VSHER JOHN RICHARDS 
THOMAS LAKE THOMAS BRATTLE 

JOHN JOYLIFFE WILLIAM DAUIS 



Wee whose names are underwritten doe each of us for ourselues 
engage & promise to & with the Selectmen of Bostone to begin & 
carry an end the wall or wharfe as within mentioned, from y e . sconce 
to Cap*. Skarlets wharfe proportiablie accordinge to our seuerall 
subscriptions on the termes there expressed with all convenient 



Foote. 

Cap*. Thomas Clarke puided it may be made good as pposed 50 

John Anderson. ........ 40 

Alice Thomas 30 

Daniell Stone 20 

Edward Grant 20 

Joseph Bastar 25 

Richard Way 25 

Daniell Turine Jun r . & Thomas Bill 45 

William Greenough & Joseph Cocke 60 

Thomas Lake & John Winsley 60 

Edmond Montfort & John Farnam upon the ace*, of John 

Farnam, Sen r . ........ 30 

John Sweete 30 

Augustine Clement ........ 25 

John Pincheon Sen r . pvided it be carryed on accordinge to 

ingagem*. . . 30 

William Dauis ......... 40 

Humphrey Warren 20 

550 



84 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

John Leueret Esq r . & Gouern' 

Ditto next the sconce for the publique use of the sconce 

Church who owes the ground adjoininge 
Cap*. Thomas Sauage & Cap*. Benjamine Gillam 
John Joyliffe ...... 

Joseph Gillam 

William Helewell 

John Man ...... 

William Alford ... 

Seth Perry for himselfe and Edward Sheppen 

Eliachim Huchinson 

John Poole & Daniell Hinksman . . 

Theodore Atkison Sen r 

Thomas Pecke ...... 

John Woodmansey . . 

HeneryCooly 

Peter Guy 



& 



60 

150 
80 
30 
30 
30 
30 

100 
30 
CO 

108 
30 
20 

120 
40 
20 

938 



[83.] 

Brought from y*. 
other side 



foote 

550 



More as p contra 

ObediahGill 

Joseph Prout Jun r . on behalfe of 

his father 
Benjamine Bayle 
Elisha Cooke puided he may 

have it by his father Leueret 
James Whetcombe puided he 

may have it betweene y e . Gou- 

ern r . & Benja. Gillams wharfes 
Rich*. Paige puided he may have 

it next M r . Whetcombe's . 
Thomas Brattle for himselfe & 

John Faireweather . 
Theodore Atkison Jun r . 
John Marshall 



938 
20 
30 
70 
50 

50 

50 

54 

30 
30 

1322 
550 

1872 

The 11 th of NovemV. 1673 

This act of the Selectmen on the other side beinge read to the 
Councell it was acceptable to them and they aproued thereof. 
Attests EDWARD RAWSON Secretary 

9 March 16734. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne 
upon lawfull warninge Mr Anthon}^ Stoddar & L* Thomas Clarke 
were chosen Deputies for the Generall Court for the yeare ensue- 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1673-74. 85 

inge Alsoe Mr. John Richards was chosen Comissioner to carry in 
the votes for nomination of Magistrates & a Countie Treasurer 
then comited to him. 

[84.] 1 6 March 1 673-4. At a publique meetinge of the inhabi- 
tants of this towne upon lawfull warninge seuerall officers were 
chosen for the }'eare ensueinge viz*. 

Selectmen John Joyliffe, M r . Thomas Bratle, Cap*. James 
Olliuer, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, M r . John Lake, Cap*. Thomas Lake 
& Capt William Dauis. 

Constables for Bostone Mr Thomas Kellond, Mr Eliachim 
Iluchinson, M r Peter Serjeant, Mr Humphrey Warren, Mr John 
Vsher, & Mr Edward Sheppen all which desired to be excused the 
seruice vpon the payin* of 10. each man for a fine to ye vse of the 
towne which was acccepted for as full & ample satisfaction, as if 
they had serued the whole yeare & the seuerall psons followinge 
were chosen who were sworne to execute that office Nath 1 Green- 
wood, Mr Nicho Paige, Jacob Jesson, Mr John Poole, Samuell 
Walker, Thomas Bingley. 

Constable for Muddy Riner. James Pemberton. 

Constable for Rumney Marsh. Thomas Brentn*. 

Clarkes of y e Market. John Miriam, John Mosse, Nath 1 Addames 
sen r . Survey for Bostone Arthur Mason, Thomas Blith, Richard 
Bennet. Surveyor for Muddy Riuer. Thomas Bolstone. Surveyor 
for Rumney Marsh. William Ireland. 

Sealers of Leather. Francis Douce. W m Gilbert, Theophilus 
Frarey. 

Water Bayliffs. John Anderson & Benj Gillam. 

Packers of flesh & Fish W m Densdall & John Densdall. 

Measurer of Salt. Francis Hudson. 

Scauengers with Carts. John Buttolph, John Howard, Joseph 
Rocke. 

with a wheele barrowe. W m Pickeram. 

Hog Reeves to put in execution the orders concerninge swine 
Paul Batt, Thaddeus Macartie, Jos: Nash. Butch 1 ". John Hunt, 
Butch*, Ezechiell Gardner, John Brooken, James Bolstone, John 
TayF. 

Paveinge y e . streetes and Cart wheeles Agreed with the Cart, 
that those y*. went with 1 horse in theire Carts should giue 1 days 
worke with his cart for mendinge the streetes, y*. those that went 
with 2 horses 2 dayes worke, and those y*. went with 3, 3 da} r es 
to the ord r . & satisfaction of the survey, of the highwa}*es. 

Selectmen Instructions Ordered y*. y e . old stand in force till 
new be given. 

At a meetinge of y e . Selectmen the same day were chosen for 

Record 1 ". John Joyliffe. For Treasurer. Mr Thomas Brattle. 

Sealer of waights & measures Cap*. James Oltiuer. 

Cull of pipe staues. Sam 1 . Mattocks, James Greene. 

Cordr 8 of wood Gawdy James, W m Browne, Rich. Smith, 
Sam 1 Dauis, Anthony Harker, Rober* Pegg, Abraham Busby & 
Mackline Knight. 



86 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

30 March 1674. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, M r . Thomas 
Brattle, Capt. James Olliuer, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, M r . John 
Lake, Capt. Thomas Lake & Capt. William Dauis 

V[)on the petition of Ann the wife of Israeli Howen to helpe 
them in Finishing of a house w ch they are buildinge (haueinge by 
themselues & Friends purchased a peece of land & a Frame there- 
on, but not able to Finish it. It is ordered that if the s d Israeli 
will make ouer the deed of the s d land to y e treasurer of this towne, 
for the vse of the s d Ann & her Children then the said treasurer shall 
let them haue tenn or [blank] for y e vse aforesaid, wch the present 
treasurer Mr Thomas Brattle & Mr John Lake are to see effected. 

[85.] 1674 April 6 th . At a meetinge of y e . hon rd . Gouern r . John 
Leueret Esq r . Eld r . Edward Raynsford, Cap*. Edward Huchinson 
& all the Selectmen of this towne being a Comittie apoynted by the 
propriet". of the wast lands for regulateinge the Comons & c . of this 
towne. 

It is ordered that y e . ord. made by the Selectmen the 5 th of Aug. 
1672 concerninge horses & c . trespassinge on the streetes or Comons 
be observed for y e . yeare ensueinge & that Deacon Jacob Eliott be 
desired & impowred in an espetiall manner to take care that }^ e . s d . 
ord. be duely obserued 

It is ord rd . that Edward Dauis be continued Keeper of the Cowes 
& y*. he take care the Comons be not anoyed by horses or otherwise 
for the yeare ensueinge, that he take charge of noe Cowes without 
an ord r . und r . the hand of Cap*. Edward Huchinson or Capt Lake 
& that from time to time he give an accompt to them of the num- 
ber of Cowes y*. are upon y e . Comon & whose the} r are that shall be 
putt into the Comon without theire ord r . and Eld r . Raynsford & 
Deacon Eliot are desired to apoynt the time when he shall begin & 
how longe he shall continue to keepe the s d . Cowes, whose ord r . he is 
to observe & followe. 

Q r( jrd < yt f c a p t Edward Huchinson & Capt Thomas Lake continue 
to giue ord r8 . to those y*. put any Cowes into y e . Comon and receave*- 
of y e .Own r . of each cowe 12 pence towards the charge of buildinge a 
house at Roxbury gate which is now ready to be erected, and 
Deacon Eliott & Thomas Brattle are desired to take care y*. the 
said house be erected & built with a bricke chimny and otherwise 
as they shall judge most convenient. 

That Cap*. Edward Huchinson & Deacon Eliott may lett the 
Marsh belonginge to the Comon where y e . Cowes canot Con- 
venientlie goe to feede, for 1 yeare. 

April 6 th . At a meetinge of the Selectmen. 

Cap* Edward Hutchinson, Mr Elisha Huchinson, & Corn* W ra 
Hasey are apoynted and desired to be perambulat. for the bounds 
betweene Rumny Marsh and Lin, and Rurany Marsh and Maiden, 
& to meete those of Lin at Goodman Edmonds his house vpon 
Fryday the 24 th . day of this instant Aprill at 8 of the clocke in the 
morninge alsoe betweene Rumny Marsh and Maiden and to meete 
those of Maiden at the same place and upon the same day at 1 of 
the clocke in the afternoone for the ends aforesaid. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1674. 87 

Cap* Huchinson & his sonn with Mr. Tho: Brattle were ready to 
proceed on y e pambulation aboue, but y e winde was soe high they 
could not goe ouer the water soe nothinge was done about it. 

Aprill 1674 At a meetinge of M r . Thomas Brattle, Cap* James 
Olliuer, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, M r . John Lake, Cap* Thomas 
Lake, Cap*. William Dauis & John Joyliffe. 

Ordered that the Constables watch shall begin the 1 st . of May & 
that the instructions folio 10 & y e addition folio 38 be giuen them 
to be observed. 

The seuerell persons vnderwritten are aproued of to keepe houses 
for publique entertament & are ordered to be returned to y*. 
Countie Court for theire confirmation to sell by retayle 

Capt William Hudson & L*. John Smith to sell beere wine & 
stronge water & syd r . 

John Vyall, John Turn*. Cap* William Write & Samuell Nordon 
to sell beere & wine, William Kent to keepe a Cookes shop & sell 
stronge beere & wine. 

Dorothy Jones to sell Cony, Chucullatto, sid r . & wine. 

William Pollard, Rob*. Cox, Clem*. Grosse, Widdowe Upshall, 
Widdow Courcer, Widdow Wardall, Nathaniell Bishop, Edmond 
Jackson, Benja. Phippany, William Norton, Nich*. Wilmot Thomas 
Sexton, all to sell beere & giue entertainem*. 

[86.] Thomas Matson to sell stronge beere in } re . prison 
house. Francis Hudson to sell beere & brandy. John Keene, 
M r8 . Conygraue, Rebecca Winsor, John Frankes, to keepe a cooke 
shop & sell strong beere, alsoe Samuel Mattocke Cap* James John- 
son sid r . Coffee & chuculetto & M r . Bartholmew Barnard Syder, 
Coffee, Chuculettoe & stronge beere. 

Ann Puglace stronge water. Ann Hollyday widdow to sell 
stronge beere out of dore. 

Persons ord rd to be returned to y* Court, are Sam 1 Smith, 
Maiden, Hannah Leech widdow, Hannah Luddon, sister to y e wife 
of Dan 1 Fairefeild, Mary Tayl r sometimes seru* to Mr Morgan Jones, 
John Tud r . 

May 2. Ordered The Constable of Muddy Riuer to erect a new 
pound within theire precincts, for w ch he ma}' cutt timber on y e 
Comon ground belonginge thereto and prouide workmen to doe it 
whome the treasurer of the towne is to satisfie out of the rates and 
d'd to Alexander Becke a warrant to y e Constable for y e end 
aforesaid. 

Libertie is granted to Thomas Pecke to wharfe vpon the Flats 
before his owne land neere Richard Gridlies 45 foote in breadth 
accordinge to his upland, and is now staked out. 

Alsoe to Rob* Caruarto wharfe 60 foote inbread the according to 
his land above the flatts adjoyninge to Tho: Pecke, now above 
staked out. 

And Whereas upon the 31 st . of March 1673 libertie was granted 
to Richard Gridlie to wharfe before his land and upon the 2 nd . of 
March 1673-74 a prohibition thereof was ordered for stakeing it 
out beyond his bounds It is now ordered that John Gill of Dor- 



88 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Chester (to whom the said Gridlie hath sould the priviledge of the 
said flatts) shall have libertie to wharfe 40 foote in breadth before 
the said Gridlie's land next to Robert Carvars as it is now staked 
out and is 28 foote nortward from a great rocke lyinge upon the 
flatts before the highway. 

Whereas there is a well diged in the pasture of W m Hawkings 
soe neere the fence that the earth on the Comon side is fallen into 
the s d well soe lies open and dangerous vpon the Comon side & 
hasserdous for Children on the other side It is Ordered that the s d 
Hawkins fill vp the ground on the Comon side & secure the s d well 
within from danger of Children, or otherwise within 8 dayes after 
the date hereof upon the penaltie of 10 shillings a day afterward. 

May 25, 1674. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliuer, M r . 
Hezechiah Vsher, M r . John Lake, Capt Thomas Lake, John Joy- 
liffe, M r . Tho. Brattle 

John Bull hath libertie to wharfe before his owne land in pro- 
portion with his neighbors. Ordered The Treasurer to satisfie 
Thomas Matson for Keeping Boatswaine Russells wife 6 months, 
expired the 1 st of June. 

Libertie is granted to James Meeres to make out shops before the 
house y* was lately Cap* James Johnson, to front w* 11 Amos Rich- 
ardsons house. 

2 June 1674. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliuer, M r . John 
Lake, Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, & M r . Thomas Bratle, 

Vpon the complaint of James Bolstone, John Tayl r & Ezechiell 
Gard 1 *, Hog Reeues, that Joseph Cowell hath taken 3 swine from 
them which were lawfully seased & in their custodie accordinge to 
a towne order. It is hereby ordered that the s d Cowell return the 
three swine to the said officers forthwith, vpon the penaltie of 
payinge 20 s . p. day. 

June 29 th . 1674. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Vsher, M r . 
John Lake, Cap*. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, M r . Thomas Brat- 
tle, Cap*. James Olliuer [Blank.] 

July 27. 1674. [87.] At a meetinge of M r . John Lake, Cap*. 
Thomas Lake, Capt. William Dauis, John Joyliffe, M r . Thomas 
Brattle, Capt. James Olliuer & M r . Hezechiah Vsher. 

John Noyse is prohibited to implo3 r his brother William No}*se 
as a Cooper vpon the penaltie of 10". a weeke haueinge serued but 4 j 
yeares to the trade and not 21 yeares of age. 

Peter Gouldinge is prohibited to keepe a sadlers shop vpon the 
penaltie of 10 8 p. weeke. 

Ordered the seuerall psons to followinge to be returned to y e Court. 
Thomas Hawes at Jos: Nashes or Mr Atkins Tobaccomet, James 
Phillips Shoomaker, at James Robinsons, Henery Dirke TayP at 
Tarletons or Isack Woodies, Daniell Clarke at Theodore Atkisons 
Sen r . Richard Hall Taylo r at Mathew Grosse, Edward Poole & his 
wife at Samuell Browries. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1674. 89 

10 Aug. At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of this 
towne upon lawfull warninge 

Mr John Richards was chosen a Comissioner to jo3*ne with the 
Selectmen in takeing a list of all persons & estates rateable to the 
Countrie accordinge to the lawe. 

31 Aug. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, John Joyliffe, 
M r . Thomas Brattle, Capt. James Olliuer M r . Hezechiah Vsher and 
M r . John Lake 

It is ordered that there be a high way la} r d out at Muddy riuer from 
ye way to Cambridge through the land of John Parker and soe 
through Henery Stecuens his land to John White sen 1 his Marsh or 
Mead owe ; to runn from y e land of s d Parkers neere the s d Steuens 
his rayles betweene his other lands and soe roundinge about the 
side of the hill to the way formerlie into y e s d meadowe of John 
Whites. 

31 s * August At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon 
lawfull warninge the seuerall persons underwritten were chosen 
Comission" for the } r eare ensueinge Cap* Thomas Lake, Mr 
Humphry Dauie, Mr. Anthonj 7 Stoddar, Cap* Edward Huchinson, 
Cap* Thomas Sauage, L* Tho: Clarke & Mr Peter Lidget. 

5 Sep*. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon lawfull 
warninge 

Cap* W m Dauis was made choyce of to be a Comission r in the 
steede of Mr Peter Lidget who refused to accept of y e place. 

28 September. At a meetinge of Captain William Dauis John 
Jo^yliffe, M r . Thomas Brattle, Capt James Olliuer M r . Hezechiah 
Vsher M r . John Lake 

Edward Dauis & Peter Warren are made choyse of to be Belmen, 
to walke through the towne ever}' night from the 29 th day of this 
present September to the last day of Aprill next accordinge to 
instructions in folio 11 & 39 of this booke. 

/ 

26 Oct. At a meetinge of John Joj^liffe, M r . Thomas Brattle, 
Capt. James Olliuer, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, Capt Tho Lake & Capt. 
W m . Dauis 

Given a warrant to y e Constable to leauy 20". on Benja. Phip- 
pany for annoyinge his Neighb & y e lane neere his hous by his 
hogs tie. 

1C : 9br : 1674. At a meetinge of all the proprietors of y e wast 
land and Comons belongeinge to them, It was ordered that there 
should be a booke prouided for recordinge the concernments there 
of distinct from the towne Records. 

29 th 9ber. At a meetinge of Thomas Brattle, Cap*. James Olliuer, 
M r . Hezechiah Vsher, M r . John Lake, Cap*. Thomas Lake, Capt 
William Dauis & John Joyliffe. 

Giuen a warrant to y e Constables to leauie vpon the estate of 



90 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Thomas Smith distill 1 " of stronge waters for entertaininge of Joseph 
Clements. 

[88.] 8 Dec. At a meetinge of M r . Thomas Brattle, Capt. 
James Olliuer, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, M r . John Lake, Capt. Thomas 
Lake, Capt. William Dauis & John Joj'liffe, 

A Rate was comited to y e Constables of Bostone, Muddy Riuer 
and Rumny Marsh for the collectinge of 691. 2 s for a single rate 
to the Countrie and other occasions of the towne. 

28 Dec. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliuer, M r . Hezechiah 
Vsher, M r . John Lake, Capt. Thomas Lake, Capt. William Dauis, 
J no . Joyliffe. Tho. Brattle 

Ordered that a warrant be giuen to y e . Constable for y e leuyinge 
of 20 s . upon the estate of Thomas Smith, Distiller of stronge 
waters for entertaininge of Joseph Clements contrarj" to the towne 
order. 

Ordered that a warrant be giuen to y e Constable to leavy on the 
estate of George Nowell 20 8 for not cleeringe and keepinge the 
street free from anmyyance by water haueinge stopt the old water 
cource accordinge to an order of the 26 th . of Octob r . 1668. 

Agreed with Robert Feild that he shall be allowed out of the towne 
Treasury 51d for ringinge ye bell & three pounds for warninge the 
towne for one yeare begininge the 1 st of Aug* last. 

25 Jan. At a meetinge of M r . Hezechiah Vsher, M r . John Lake, 
Capt Tho. Lake, Capt William Dauis, John Joyliffe Thomas Brattle, 
Capt James Olliuer 

Ordered that Richard Neuill formerlie Aprentice to Robt Sand 1 " 9 
now seru* to John Whalie & Baker Ryd r at Thomas Steephens & 
Edward Shakleton at John Langleys be returned to 3*6 Court vpon 
complaint of Richard Way & Thomas More. It was ordered y* 
Richard Smith & John Bawdon survey the Chimnyes of Kdmond 
Monttbrt, Thomas Hawkins & Henery Fane. 

Jan. 27th. Richard Smith & John Bawdon made returne that 
Thomas Hawkins, Henery Fanes & one of Edmond Montforta 
chimneys cannot be made secure without pullinge downe & y* the 
other of Edmond Montfort beinge of bricke wants 4 foote of height. 
It was ordered and required that the said Hawkins, Fane and 
Montfort make noe fire in theire chimnyes till thej' have made them 
secure from damageinge themselfes or neighbors accordinge to the 
judgment and to the satisfaction of the said surveyors vpon the 
penaltie of 20 s . a time for euery transgression of this order. 

22 th . of February. At a meetinge M r . John Lake, Cap*. Thomas 
Lake, Cap*. William Dauis, John Joyliffe, Thomas Brattle, Cap 1 . 
James Olliuer and M r . Hezechiah Vsher [blank.] 

8 March. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon law 
full warninge 

Mr Anthony Stoddar & L* Thomas Clarke were chosen Deputies 
of the Generall Court for the yeare ensueinge AIsoo Mr JoUi 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1674-75. 91 

Richards was chosen Commissioner to cany in the votes for the 
nomination of Magistrates & a Countie Treasurer 

[89.] March 15 th 1674-5. At a publique meetinge of the 
inhabitants of this towne upon lawfull waruingc the seuerall officers 
were chosen for the yeare ensuinge 

Selectmen M r . Thomas Brattle, John Joyliffe, M r . John Lake, 
Cap 1 . Thomas Lake, Cap* James Olliuer, M r . Heze. Vsher, Capt 
William Dauis. 

Constables Mr John Skarlet, Hopestill Foster, Mr Richard 
Medlecot, Mr John Pincheon, Thomas Walker, Mr John Noyse, 
Constable for Muddy riuer, Robert Harris, Constable for Rumny 
Marsh, James Bill Jun r to take his oath when the former Constable 
hath cleered his accompts. 

Clarkes of ye Market. W m Needham, Ja 8 Meeres, W m Green- 
ough Jun r . 

Surveyors for Bostone. Ephraim Turner, Ephraim Sauage, 
John Farnam Jun r . Surveyo r for Muddy riuer, John White Jun r . 

Surveyor for Rumney Marsh. W m Ireland. 

Sealers of Leather John Miriam, Nath 1 Reynolds, Sam 1 Nordon. 

Water Ba3*liffes Thomas Pecke sen r . Edward Grant. 

Packers of Meate & Fish. W m Densdall, John Densdall. 

Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson. 

Scauengers James Bolstone, Isack Woody, John Raynsford, 
W m Pickeram. 

Hogg Reeues Thomas Hill, Perciuall Clarke, John Keayne, 
Fathergone Dinely, George May, Samuell Peacocke, Solomon 
Raynsford, John Wakefeild. 

Then Resolued vpon the Question, Whether the towne claimes a 
high way alonge the land where John Harrison makes ropes & soe to 
the lands at Fort hill. And whether the Select men shall defend 
theire claime, right & interest therein. Voted both in the afnrmu- 
tiue. At a meetinge of y e . afores d . Select the same day were chosen 

Recorder John Jo3'lifle. Tresurer Thomas Brattle. 

Sealer of Waights & Measures Cap* James Olliuer. 

Cull rs of pipe staues &c. Sam 1 Mattocks, James Greene. 

Cord" of Wood. Gaudy James, W m Browne, Sam 1 Dauis, Rob' 
Pegg, Abraham Busby, Mackline Knight, W m Parram, Lawrence 
Willis. 

Upon an order from, the Selectmen of Charlestowne of the 9 th 
instant to runn the line betweene theire towne and ours the last 
Tuesday of this instant March. L* John Smith, Mr Elisha Huchin- 
son, Cornet Hasey, are apoynted to meet with such as Charlestown 
shall send at Daniell Wittamores at the head of the south riuer, on 
the day apoynted for that end and Cap*. Edward Huchinson is 
desired to joyne with them in it if he can with any conveniencie, 
the time to meete is 8 of the clocke in the morninge. 

Alsoe the foresaid persons are desired and apoynted to be peram- 
bulat". for runinge the line of the bounds betweene Rumny Marsh 
and Maiden to meete those apoynted by Maiden upon the said last 
Tuesday of this instant beinge the 30 th day at the house of Good- 
man Edmonds at 11 of the clocke. 



92 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Further they are apoynted and desired to be pambulat. to runn 
the line betweene Rurmi}' Marsh and Linn and to meete those of 
Linn at the said Goodman Edmonds house upon the said 30 th day 
of this instant March at 2 of the clocke in the afternoone which 
last 2 perambulations were apoynted the last yeare but by the 
unseasonablenesse of the weather it was prevented. 

By reason a traininge at Maiden y*. Cornet Hasey canot well 
attend tho service above. Mr Elias Mauericke is apoynted in his 
steed. 

24 March. At a meetinge of the inhabitants of this towne. 

John Waite was chosen a Constable for the j'eare ensueinge, Mr 
John Pincheon who was chosen as above refuseing to serue and 
paid his fine, which was accepted by the towne for satisfaction as if 
he had served. 

[9O.] 1675, March 29 th . At a meetinge of M r . Thomas Brattle, 
John Jo t yliffe, M r . John Lake, Capt Thomas Lake, Capt James 
Olliuer, M r . Hezechiah Vsher, Capt. William Dauis. 

Agreed with Giles Dyer for keepinge of the towne clocke for ye 
yeare ensueiuge, for w c] ^ he was to be allowed 6 pounds in mon} T , 
or other pay equivalent beside his owne town rate. 

Aprill 7. At a meetinge of all the Selectmen aboue. 

John Sharpe & John Parker of Muddy riuer were impowred to 
order and ouersee the makeinge of y c fence of the comon feild there, 
to choose out of the proprietors meete persons to attend the worke 
from time to time for the yeare ensueinge, & to leuy by the Con- 
stable (by virtue of a warrant given them to the Constable) 3 s . 4 d . 
for every rod vpon all or any person or persons that shall refuse or 
be remisse in doeinge their respectiue parts. 

Whereas Cap*. Samuell Skarlet had libertie granted him 29 th . 
ll mo . 1671 to wharf e before his owne land next Francis Hudson 
prouided he make & maintaine a good highway before it as in folio 
63. -It is now ord rd . that the s d . highway be 2 rod broad betweene 
y e . s d . land & wharfe & that the said wharfe be made as it is now 
staked out beinge 1 28 foote in length betweene stake & stake w ch . 
is the breadth of his land. 

Francis Hudson hath libertie granted him to wharfe before his 
land from Cap* Skarlets land adjoyninge to it now layd out 100 
foote westerly provided he make and maintaine suffient highway 
of 2 rodd broad betweene his land and wharfe. 

An Agreement was made betweene the Selectmen, Mr W m 
Taylor, Mr Richard Wharton, & seuerali of the Inhabitants about 
the Conduit for the mendinge of y e streete about George Nowels 
dore, & preuentinge future annoyance there, that the streete be 
paued & a channel! or water cource bee made to carry the water to 
the bridge Foote & soe into y c Mill creeke, & that Mr Thomas 
Brattle & Mr John Lake Joyne with such as the neighborhood hath 
apo\*nted for doeinge the worke, and to take care it be effectually 
done. That the towne tieasurer defray J parte of the charge, Mr 
W m Taylor J parte, & the s d Inhabitants the other halfe accordinge 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1675. 03 

to an obligation subscribed by theire hands to that purpose. It is 
further ordered and agreed that when the work is finished as above 
each person shall maintaine and keepe cleane and cleare from annoy- 
ance the said chanell and the pavement before theire one house and 
land. 

12th Aprill 1675. At a meetinge of all the Selectmen of this 
towne 

Whereas M r W m Taylor M r Richard Wharton & M r . John Saffine 
haue lately sett vp a frame for a wharfe in the docke before their 
warehouses, neere the dockes mouth, without the aprobation or 
consent of the select men which may be prejuditiall to the interest 
of the towne and accomodation of vessells in the docke. 

It is Ordered, that they remoue and take away the said frame 
within 24 hours upon the penaltie of 20 8 . a day while it stands 
there. 

It is further ordered that if the said M r . Taylor, Wharton and 
Saffine shall thinke meete to remoue the said frame further backe 
within 8 foote of theire new warehouse they haue libertie hereb}- 
granted to doe it, but not exceede the said 8 foote in any parte 
thereof upon the foresaid penaltie. 

24 Aprill. The foresaid wharfe removed to satisfaction accord 
inge to order foregoinge. 

[91.] 1675, 24 Aprill. Whereas there was an action comenced 
by William Hollaway and Steephen Butler against John Dafforne 
accordinge to attachment dated the 20 th of January 1674 and the 
Plaintiffes withdrew theire action vpon agreement of a reference 
of the case to The Honorable John Leveret, Edward Tynge and 
Major Thomas Clarke Esq". and the Selectmen of Bostone bind- 
inge themselves each to other in the penaltie of 200 to stand to 
and to abide the award and determination of the foresaid parties 
or the major parte of them, Upon the hearinge of the pleas and 
allegations of both parties in the case by vs whose names are 
underwritten. Wee doe award that William Holloway and 
Steephen Butler shall be at the charge to set up the fence which 
the}' plucked downe alonge M r . Daffornes land in the same place 
where it was accordinge to theire agreement before the Selectmen 
with Richard Wooddj" and the said John Dafforne to enjoy that 
line as the boundary betweene the said parties, and this wee award 
as our finall determination of this case. 

Witnesse our hands the 24 th of April, 1675. 

JAMES OLLIVEB JOHN LEVERET 

HEZECHIAH USHER EDWARD TYNGE 

THOMAS BRATTLE THO. CLARKE 

JOHN JOYLIFFE WILLIAM DAVIS 

JOHN LAKE THOMAS LAKE 

George Publace to sell stronge waters. 

Ordered that the Constables watch shall begin the l rt day of 
May and that the instructions folio 10 & 38 be giuen them to 
obserue. 

Ordered y* y* seuerall psons vnderwritten be returned to the 



94 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Court, viz*. John Little Feild & his daughter from Dedham, Mich- 
aell Towersly y* came from Hampton. John Wilkison Barb r from 
Damerice Coue. Hugh Price Playsterer y* came from Mary land. 
Margeret Shaply came from Charlestowne, Mary Hawkins 
brought from Salem p Mr Fogg, Baker Ryder from Damerice 
Coue. 

Pambulators for Lin bounds & c . made returne as followeth. 
Wee y e . pambulators both for Lin & Bostone doe agree upon the 
line of N. N. W. to be the bounds betweene the 2 townes, p te . of 
w ch . line wee run this day & ouer against the house wher formerly 
Richard George lived, wee agree upon a noted marke, upon the 
top of a little round hill about 10 or 12 rod to the westward of the 
cart path viz*, a greate rocke, with a heape of stones on it, ouer 
w ch . rocke hangs a bough of a white oake, marked in the line. 
Witnesse our hands March 30 th 1675. 

THOMAS MARSHALL 
ELIAS MAUERICKE 
JOHN SMITH 
ELISHA HucHiNsorf 
THO. LAWTON 
JOHN NEWBALL 

[92.] Beinge desired by the Selectmen of Lin to run a line 
w ch . is betweene Bostone land or rather M r . Samuell Bennet's 
land & land belonginge to Linn, I did run alineN.N.W. by a mar- 
idian compasse or a needle touched w ck hath noe variation allowed, 
from the midle of Brides Brooke untill we come to Readinge line 
as wee supposed & neere the Scotch house at a crotched blacke 
oake with a heape of stones about it, wee fell about 4 rods ^ to y*. 
westward towards Bostone land & in y*. line wee run wee marked 
seuerall trees & layd heapes of stones, and in y e . line ouer 
against Richard George his house wee fell as much from a former 
marke w 011 . was a heape of stones as wee did at y fl . Scotch house, 
this line was run the 22 th . of Aprill 1671 [sic] accordinge to my 
best art & skill. 

p ELISHA HUCHINSOX 

Bostone 23 th of Aprill 1675 

The s d . day at the desire of John White & Will. Greenough to 
seuerall of the townesmen to settle the bounds of the land be- 
tweene them & Daniell Hinchman & John Smith it was upon 
stretchinge of a line from y e midle of a post aboue the South west 
end of s d . Smith's house, downe the nor west side of s d . White's 
shop, found that the South west end of s d . shop stood 20 inches 
within s d . Whites' ground & the nor. east end of it close to the 
ground of s d . Henchman & Smith, & upon the whole it is agreed 
betweene all said 4 persons that the line betwixt theire land & 
rnnn as followeth, That that aboue y . towne way should be 3 foote 
& S inches to the nor. west of s d . White's house at the lower end 
thereof & 2 foote 5 inches at y . uper end of s d . house. 2 ndll- 
that that belowe y c . s d . towne way should be 13 inches at y*. uper 
end of y e . s d . Whites shop on s d . nor west side & 6 inches at y*. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1675. D5 

lower end of s 4 . shop & soe to be stretched to the South east 
side of the lowest corn r . post of s d . Henchmans wharfe, intermixt 
w* s d . Smith & soe direct alonge the flatts as witnesse our 
hands. 

DANIEL HENCHMAN 

Witnesse : WM. GREENODGH 

MATTHEW GROCER JNO. SMITH 

JOHN LANGWORTHT JOHN WHITE 

Wee desire the Selectmen of Bostone to record the within agree- 
m*. on all our behalues as witnesse our hands. 

April! 26, At a meetinge of John Joyliffe M r . John Lake Cap*. 
Tho. Lake Cap'. James Olliver M r . Hezechiah Usher Cap*. W m . 
Davis and Tho. Brattle. 

Theseverall persons whose names are underwritten wereaproved 
of to keepe houses for publique entertainement and are ordered to 
be returned to the Countie Court for theire confirmation to sell by 
retayle. 

Cap*. William Hudson and L*, John Smith to sell beere wine and 
bran'ly. 

John Vyall John Turner Cap*. William Write and Ed. Jackson 
to sell beere and wine. 

William Kent to keepe a Cookes shop and sell beere and wine. 

John Keane Zachary Phillips and Samuel! Mattocke to keepe 
Cookes shops and sell beere. 

Robert Cox to sell beere and brandy. 

John Frankes, Thomas Sexton, W m . Norton, Benj*. Phippany, 
Widdow Courcer, W m . Pollard, Robert Winsor, Sammuell Norden, 
Widdow Upshall, Barth. Barnard, Francis Hudson, Widdow 
Wardall, Nath*. Bishop, Thomas Matson Clement Grosse pro- 
vided that Thomas Wheeler keepe the house, all to sell beere. 

31 th May 1675. 

At a meetinge of M r . John Lake Cap 1 Thomas Lake, Cap* 
James Olliuer, M r . Hezechiah Vsher Capt. William Dauis, M r . Tho. 
Brattle, & John Joyliffe 

14 th June 1675 [margin]. 

Whereas Paule Batt hath annoyed the Streete before his house by 
throwinge earth thereon to the annoyance of the neighborhood. It 
is ordered that within 6 dayes after this date the said Batt remove 
the said earth and leaveil the Streete to the satisfaction of the 
Surveyors of the highwayes vpon the penaltie of 20 s . per weeke. 

23 th July [margin]. 

Whereas by virtue of the order foregoinge 20'. was extended by 
the Constable upon the estate of Paule Batt for not observinge the 
order above for 1 weeke and the annoyance not yet remoued. It 
is now ordered that the Constable extend 20'. more for another 
weeke for neglect of observance of the said order. 



96 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

26 July 1675. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliuer, M*. 
Hezechiah Vsher, Capt. William Dauis M r . Thomas Brattle, J r \ 
Joyliffe & M r . J no . Lake. 

A rate was comited to the Constables of this towne for the col- 
lectinge of 745 ld there and at Rumney Marsh for 2 single rates 
ordered by the Countrie. Treasurer accordinge to his warrant 
14 th July 1675 and for Muddy River, 16 ld . 9". 

Ordered y*. the Treasurer of the towne Mr Thomas Brattle from 
time to time take care to releiue the poore of y e towne accordinge 
to his best discretion. 

[93.] 1675. It is ordered that the severall persons here 
named be returned to the Countie Court viz* Julian Vak r . a 
shoo maker came from Charlestowne at Sam Jackson ; Peter a 
Frenchman workes at Samuell Emans ; Eliz a Williams at W m 
Brown es came from Marblehead ; John Steed, his wife & child came 
from Barbad g James Millins. Phillip Turn r . lately in prison, came 
from Pascataqua. 

More returned in April Court last omitted to be then entered 
viz* John Littlefeild and his daughter, John Wilkinson Barb r . 
Michaell Towealie, Hugh Price, Marger* Shapley, Mary Hawkins, 
Baker Rider. 

23 Aug. At a meetinge of y e . inhabitants of this towne upon 
lawfull warninge 

Mr John Richards is chosen Comission'. for y e . assessm*. of the 
towne with the Selectmen by order from the Treasurer. 

At a meetinge of the Selectmen of this towne the same day 
Ordered y* y e well latelie opened or broken out in the streete be- 
fore Samuel Mattockes house bee imediatelie fild vp by the survey" 
of the towne. 

That whereas Thomas More hath raised & enlarged his seller 
dore into the streete before his house to the annoyance of y e streete, 
It is ordered y* he lower & take in the s d sell' dore within one 
moneth to the satisfaction of the Selectmen vpon penaltie of 20 s . p. 
weeke. 

Whereas M r Anthony Chicklie hath erected posts before his ware- 
house adioyinge to Robt Cox, vpon the towne land or high way 
without the consent of y e Selectmen, It is ord rd y* y e s d Chicklie 
forthwith take away the s d posts or pa} r 2 s . 6 d . in mony p. an. for 
the standinge of them duringe the townes pleasure. 

And whereas the s d Chickley & Robert Cox haue paued the 
streete before theire dore & there being noe more convenient 
course for but through y e streete betweene 3*6 land of John Ander- 
son, It is ordered y* the towne treasurer caused the s d street to be 
lowred & a convenient water cource to be paued through the s d 
John Anderson land to the Comon shore neere Cap* Skarlets 
wharfe. 

28 Aug. This day by warrant from the Countrie Treasurer an 
assesment was made by the Comissioner and Selectmen of the 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1675. 97 

estates of the severall inhabitants and comited to the Comissioner 
Cap* John Richards amountinge to 217 ld . 19. 9. 

30 Aug. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon law- 
full warninge for the choyse of Seauen Comissioners for said towne 
were chosen Cap* Thomas Lake, Mr Humphrey Dauie, Cap*. 
Thomas Sauadge, Mr Anthony Stoddar, Cap* W m Dauis, Cap* 
Thomas Clarke, John Joyliffe. 

At a meetinge of Cap*. Thomas Lake Cap*. James Olliuer M r .' 
Ilezechiah Vsher, John Joyliffe, M r . John Lake. 

Oct 21. Whereas John Farnam sen r & Edmond Mountfort haue 
obstructed the water Cource that formerlie ran downe betweene y e 
houses of s d Farnum & Montfort into ye sea, It is ordered y l they 
remoue y e obstruction & leaue ye Cource free for y fl water y* comes 
downe from the north Meeting house,' & that betweene y e houses of 
the s d Montfort on each side y e streete y* leads to Thomas Mores 
& Richard Wayes vpon penaltie of 20 s . for eueiy offence of that 
kinde. 

Nov 1. At a meetinge of Capt William Dauis, M r . Thomas 
Bratle, John Joyliffe, M r . John Lake Capt. Thomas Lake, Capt 
James Olliuer & M r . Hezechiah Vsher 

Thomas Bill was aproued of to keepe a house of publique enter- 
tainement in ye roome and steed of widdow Vpshall who latelie 
departed this life, for the time remaininge of her licence. 

[94.] An humble request was presented to y* Generall Court 
to settle some generall way where by those persons or Families who 
by y e Outrage of y e Enimie were bereaued of all meanes of theire 
subsistence or forced from theire habitations, many whereof are 
come into this towne, may finde such reliefe & redresse y* noe par- 
ticular Towne may be burdened thereby. 

Thomas Farny is apynted to ringe the Bell at the North Meet- 
inge at nine of y e clocke at night & flue in morninge in y e roome of 
Goodman Barber who is by age disenabled for y* seruise, & to 
loceaue' his salary. 

Nov 15. This day A rate was Comitted by the Selectmen to y* 
Constables of Bostone for the Collectinge of 2641 ld . 11". 8 d . for y e 
occasions of y e Countrie for y e Indian warr ordered by 2 War- 
rants from the Countrie Treasurer and payable one halfe the last 
of this instant November and the other halfe the last of March 
next and Rumn}- Marsh & Muddy riuor 184 ld . 17". 

Whereas the land on w ch W m Lanes house stands & y*adioyninge 
within y e fence was formerlie a towne high way & was granted to 
the s d Lane by the towne many yeares since, vpon condition that 
he make another way between y* and y* Marsh or flatts before it 
as apeares b} r testimoii} 7 and his owne acknowledgement It is now 
ordered that the s d Lane make a suffitient high way vpon the out- 
side of the said fence of 24 foote broade Dated the 5 th . of May 1675. 

Whereas there is a difference betweene Elder Edward Raynsford 



98 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

& W m Lane about y e Flats or Marsh before W ra Lanes land w* 
belonged to y e towne, & the s d Lane hath begun to wharfe & build 
vpon it by virtue of a grant or order of y c selectmen, dated 26 Sept 
1670. Accordinge to the intent of the said order It is now 
ordered y* the s d Lane desist from either buildinge or wharfinge 
there on till further order, the former order notwithstandinge, 
dated 14 th . of June Io75. 

Whereas there is a pcell of land at the westerneend of W m Lanes 
land and joyninge to Deacon Jacob Elliots which belongs to y e 
towne ; And Elder Ed ward Raynsford hath 3 Rod lyinge before the 
land of Pheby Blanton & Josiah Belchard vpon the east side of j e 
high way adjoyninge to W m Lanes house, It is agreed betweene the 
s d Elder Ra3*nsford & y 9 selectmen in the behalfe of y e towne that 
the s d Raynsford shall possesse & enjoy to him his heires and 
assignes for ever the s d land at y e western end of the said W m 
Lanes in exchange for y e other foresaid 3 Rod at y e eastern pte. 
to be & remaine for y e . use of y e . towne and the assignes thereof 
for ever. 

It is Granted to John Sunderland sen r that he shall have a pcell 
of Land 50 foote square to build a house vpon in that land ex- 
changed with Elder Raynsford as aboue he payinge to y e townes use 
2". 6 d . p ann and M r . Thomas Brattle and Cap* James Olliver are 
to lay it out and take the demensions of both dated 18 th . of Sep- 
tember 1675. 

[95:] Nov 25. Dennice Sihie at Rob* Coxs who came from 
Neuis and George Danson & his wife quakers haueinge a house 
burnt at Midleborowe in Plymouth patent & lodgeth at John War- 
rens were returned to y e Court. 

Nov 29. At a meetinge of M r . Thomas Brattle, John Joj'liffe, 
M r . John Lake, Capt. Thomas Lake, Capt James Olliuer, M r . Heze- 
chiah Vsher 

A Rate was Comited to the Constable of Rumny Marsh for the 
collectinge of 114 ld . 17*. by virtue of a Warrant from the Countrie 
Treasurer alsoe a rate to y e Constable of Muddy riuer for the col- 
lectinge of 70 ld . by the same warrant. 

March 6 th . 1 675-6. M r . Anthony Stoddar & Cap* Thomas Clarke 
were chosen Deputies for y e > Generall Court for y e . yeare ensueinge 
at a meetinge of the freemen of this towne. 

Alsoe M r . John Richards was chosen Comiss to carry in the votes 
for the nomination of Magistrates & a Countie Treasurer which 
were this day counted to him. 

The demention and bounds of a peice of land layd out neere 
William Lanes house alonge by parte of the fence of Josiah Belch', 
and partlie by the fence of Widdowe Blantons ground for a house 
lott for John Sunderland by those whose names are under written. 

Thewesterlie bounds to begin 88 foote from the Corner of Josiah 
Belchers fence next n^to the lane that leadeth up to John Harris 
his house where is a notch in the raile and a stake put downe and 
from thence to run alonge by the fence of the Widdow Blantons 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1675-76. 99 

and said Belchers easterlie 50 foote unto a notch in the rayle and 
a stake put downe and that breadth to run from the said fence 50 
foote towards the Salt water unlesse there should be a necessitie of 
a highway alonge by the water side, then for him to have soe much 
as the highway doth Containe downe upon the flatts to make up 
the said peice of land 50 foote square. The above s d land was 
layd out & delivered to Abraham Gourdinge for y e vse of John 
Sunderland sen' the 29 th of May 1677. 

THOMAS BBATTLE, JAMES OLLIUER. 

[96.] 1675-6. March 13 th . At a publique meetinge of the in- 
habitants of this towne upon lawfull warninge the seuerall officers 
hereafter named were made choyce of for y c . yeare ensueinge viz*. 

Selectmen IA Thomas Brattle, M r . John Lake, Cap*. Thomas 
Lake M r . Hezechiah Vsher, John Joyliffe, Ensigne Daniell Turine 
and Cap* James Olliuer. 

Constables for Bostone. Mr Jeremiah Dumer, James Hill, M r 
John Wall} 7 , Nathaniel! Blake, Mr John Harrison, Robert Brinsden. 

Constable for Rumny Marsh Elias Mauericke Jun r . 

Constable for Muddy riuer John White Jun r . 

Clarkesofy* Markett John Wilkins, Thomas Watkins, John 
Coweli. 

Surveyors for Bostone Ephraim Sauadge, Ephraim Turn 1 ". John 
Farnam Jun r . Surveyor for Rumny Marsh. W m Ireland. Sur- 
veyor for Muddy Riuer Joseph White. 

Sealers of leather John Hill, W m Smith, John Cleere sen'. 

Water Bailiffes Thomas Peeke, Edward Grant. 

Packers of Flesh & Fish John Densdail & Addame Densdall. 

Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson. 

Scauengers for Boston Thomas Hill, W" Greene & Thomas 
Baker sen r . 

Hogg Reeues Obediah Gill, Nath 1 Robinson, Isack Walker, 
Sam 1 Johnson Coop. Sam 1 Pearce, Tymothy Batt, Sam 1 Pollard, 
Jacob Mason. 

Ord*. about paueinge y*. streetes & Cart wheeles agreed on March 
16*. 1673-74 to be continued 

At a meetinge of the Select men the same day were chosen 

Record'. John Joyliffe Treasurer L*. Thomas Battle 

Seai r . of waights & measures Capt James Olliuer 

Cull", of pipe staues Samuell Mattocks, James Greene 

Cord*, of Wood Gaudy James, William Browne, Samuell Dauis 
Robert Pegg, Abraham Busbie, Macaline Knight, William Parram, 
Lawrence Willis & Thomas Forbs. 

March 26 th . 1676. At a meetinge of L*. Thomas Brattle, M r . 
John Lake, Capt Thomas Lake M r . Hezechiah Vsher John Joyliffe, 
Ensigne Daniell Turine & Capt James Olliuer. 

Agreed with Giles Dyer to keepe the clocke at y* First Meet- 
inge house for the yeare ensueinge for 6. as in folio 90. 

Deacon Jacob Eliot, Theophilus Frary, Mr John White sen r , Mr 
John Vsher & John Turn 1 ", are apoynted pambulators to see the 
line runn between Bostone Bounds & Roxbury & Bostone & Cam- 
bridge, and to apoynt them the time and place of meetinge. 



100 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Vpon the Motion of Mr Freegrace Bendall on the behalfe of him- 
self & others borderers on Forte hill desireinge libertie of plantinge 
on y e said hill for one } T eare or two It is granted that they shall 
haue libertie for the yeare ensueinge. 

24 Aprill 1676. At a Meetinge of y e Inhabitants of this towne 
upon lawfnll warninge for the Nomination of a Clarke of y e writts 
Mr John Hay ward by a Major vote in papers was chosen or nomi- 
nated for that office to be presented to hon rd Countie Court for 
Allowance accordinge to the Lawe. 

At a meetinge of M r . John Lake, Capt Thomas Lake, M r . Heze- 
chiah Vsher, John Joyliffe, Ensigne Daniell Turine and Capt. 
James Olliuer 

Libertie is granted to M r . Freegrace Bendall & those } rt shall 
plant vpon Fort hill this yeare, that they may haue the same priui- 
ledge granted aboue for a yeare or two longer if they desire it. 

[97.] Elizabeth Jones is aproved of and apoynted to keepe 
the keyes of the pound & to looke after Cattle impounded till fur- 
ther order and to observe the lawes and orders of the countrie and 
towne concerninge it. 

The seuerall psons underwritten are aproued of to keepe pub- 
lique howses for entertainin*. & sell wine & beere by reta} T le and to 
be returned to the Countie Court for y e . Courts establishment. 

Cap*. William Hudson & L*. John Smith to sell wine beere and 
strong wat". 

John Vyall sen r . John Turn 1 ". Cap* William Write, wine beere & 
syd r . 

William Kent & John Keayne to keepe Cookes shops & sell wine 
& beere 

Samuell Nordon to sell beere alsoe those y*. followe Robert Cox 
Thomas Sexton, M. Barnard W m . Norton Thomas Bill, Benj a . 
Phippany, W m . Pollard, Rebecka Winsor, Francis Hudson, Widdow 
Wardall, Nathaniell Bishopp, Constance Mattocks, John Frankes, 
Thomas Matson, Clement Grosse prouided y*. Thomas Wheel 1 ". 
drawe y e . beere and inspect the house, Andrew Neale prouided he 
make use of John Courcers house & utensells for brewinge. 

M r . Samuell Brackenbury to distill and sell stronge wat. out of 
dore by retayle returned to y e . Countie Court und r . his petition. 

Whereas John Harrison by an order of the Selectmen of the 
23 th . of February 1673-74 was ordered to remoue some obstruc- 
tions that he had made in the high way leadinge towards Fort Hill 
neere the house of the Widdowe Feltch upon the penaltie of 20 s . 
per weeke and hath since obstructed the same way against Edward 
Drinkers house & land, by settinge posts in the way & fastninge 
rayles at the end there of adioyning to the land of Richard 
Wooddie. It is now Ordered that the s d John Harrison remoue 
the s d obstruction, and leave the said way open as formerlie within 
6 dayes after the date hereof upon the like penaltie of 20 8 . p 
weeke, Apr. 28 th . 1676. 

Whereas Mr Nicholas Paige & Benjamine Negus bane ano}*ed 
the High way or lane leadinge from the corn 1 " of Mrs Richards to 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1676. 101 

Eusigne Henery Phillips house, by throwinge dunge & leaueinge it 
there to 3^* obstruction & hinderance of such as haue occasion to 
passe that way, It is hereby ordered that the s d Paige & Negus do 
remoue the s d obstruction and annoyance within 10 dayes after the 
date hereof upon the penaltie of 10 8 . a weeke to be paid by each 
of them for not observinge this order. It is further ordered that 
when y* anoyance is remoued that the surve} 7 cause some earth 
or grauell to be layd there to mend y e s d way and make it passible 
as in other places. 

Ordered that warrants be granted out to the seuerall Constables 
of this towne to giue notice to the seuerall psons named hereafter 
v* by virtue of a La we or ord r of the Generall Court of y e 13 th of 
Octb' 1674 for preuentinge of excessiue drinkinge & disorder in 
priuate houses &c. That they and every of Kiern are chosen by 
the Selectmen of this towne & allowed and aproued of by the 
Honored Councill of Magistrates to inspect that part of the towne 
within their precincts, accordinge as the s d Lawe directs for pre- 
uentinge of such disorders in priuate & vnlicenced house of enter- 
tainm*, viz*. 

To Constable Rob*. Brinnsden 

John Atwood, John Anderson, Richard Bennet, John Brooken, 
Richard Callicot, Dauid Copp, Siluister Euelie, John Farnam, sen', 
Nath 1 Greenwood, Edward Grant, Jeremiah Morrill, John More, 
Tymothy Thorneton. 

[98.] To Nathaniell Blake Constable. 

George Henley, John Jebson, John Phillips, John Sweete, John 
Serch, William Smith, John Warren. 
To John Wally Constable. 

Edward Allen, William Bartholomew, John Bateman, JohnCleere 
sen'. Christopher Clarke, Bartholmew Cheu, William Dawes, 
Hugh Drewry, James Euerell, W m Inglish, W m Gibson, W m Par- 
sons, Thomas Fitch. 

To Jeremiah Dumer Constable. 

James Braddinge, Thomas Clarke Jun r , Francis Dowce, Joseph 
Dauis, James Greene, Thomas Watkins, John Woodmansey, Ed- 
ward Goodwine, James Hill, W m Ingram, Benj Negus, Thomas 
Pecke, John Tappinge, Ephraim Sauadge, John Winge, Deacon 
Bracket. 

John Harrison Constable. 

John Blake, Alexander Baker, Jonathan Bolstone, Josiah Belchar, 
John Clough Jun r , Isack Goose, John Miriam, W m Ncedham, Elisha 
Oadline, Moses Paine, Abell Porter, Nath 1 Raynolds, John Shaw 
sen r . Benja Thurstone, Theophilus Frar}', Rob* Walker, & John 
Harrison apO3~nted before he was Constable. 
At Muddie Riuer. 

Peter Aspinall, Edward Deuotion, John White sen'. 
At Rumney Marsh. 

James Bill sen r . John Grouer sen'. Elias Mauericke sen', William 
Ireland. 

29 May 1676. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Lake, John 



102 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Joylitfe, Ensigne Turine, Capt. James Olliuer, Capt. Tho. Brattle 
& M p . J no . Lake 

Ordered Cap* Brattle Treasurer to pay Thomas Matson for keep- 
inge Mr 8 Russell about a yeare & halfe past, 5. 
yeares, he paying 10*. p. ann. the first payment to be the 1 st . day of 

Let to Joseph R 10 foote of ground before his dore for 21 

Aprill next. 

June first. At a meetinge of y*. s d . Selectmen 

Whereas Benjamine Gibbs hath latelie rebuilt two Hutts on y* 
west side of the drawe bridge, & hath raised them vp aboue the 
braces of the said bridge, otherwise then they were ordered and 
agreed on by a Comittee apoynted by the Inhabitants of this towne, 
the 29 th of the 5 th 1661, to the annoyance of some of the Inhabi- 
tants thereabout complaininge thereof, It is Ordered that the s d 
Benj a Gibbs take downe soe much as is built more then was 
agreed on by the s d Comittee (& }'e bords fastened vpon the braces 
as that Hutt next John Batemans now is) within 10 da}'es after y e 
date hereof vpon penaltie of 20". p. weeke, and soe 20'. from weeke 
to weeke till this order be observed. 

Oct 30 th . 1676 granted a warrant to the Constables to leavie 20*. 
upon the estate of Benj*. Gibbs for not observinge the order above 
but not executed. 

Comited to the Constables of Bostone, Rumny Marsh and 
Muddy River a rate to collect for 10 rates to the Country and 
Towne 3807 ld . 7'. 

[99.] 1676. July 30. At a meetinge of L e . Daniell Turine, 
Capt. James Olliuer, Capt Thomas Brattle, M r . John Lake & John 
Joyliffe 

Christopher Crowe is aproued of to sell wine, and beere & Cyd* 
by retayle in the widdow Jacksons house till Aprill Court next. 

Mrs Rolfe is aproued of to sell bottle ale out of dore. 

Peter Aspinall & John Parker are impowred to ouersee the 
Fences at Muddy riuer & to apoynt others to attend the same & 
haue a warrant directed to y e Constable to distraine on y e estate 
of those that refuse to contribute towards theire charge. 

It is Ordered y* John Pratt who came from Maiden with a wife 
& 6 Children entertained by Mr Jacob Willet be Returned to ye 
County Court by adjurnm* vpon Thursday next. 

Alsoe Hon r Walker V th 2 children y* came from New Yorke, to 
get a passage to Neuis to goe to her husband. 

John Lewis came from Road Island, where his wife gaue him a 
paper of dismission from her in Octob r last & libertie to marry an- 
other woman, & he is now ingaged to ye widdow Williams to marry 
her by theire owne confessions & lodgeth at Joseph Preists. 

25 August. At a meetinge of y e inhabitants of this towne upon 
lawfull warninge 

Cap* Thomas Sauage was chosen Comissioner to joyne with the 
Select men for the takeinge of list of all persons and valuation of 
all estates rateable to the Countrie by warrant from the Treasurer 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1676. 103 

Then was presented a paper to y e Inhabitants by Richard Knight 
in the name of hitnselfe & others of the towne, to represent theire 
dissatisfaction & greiuance for a breech of theire liberties & priui- 
ledges (as they aprehend) by the Honi-* Countie Courts puttinge 
in another Clarke of ye writs, then what was nominated by a Major 
vote of y e Inhabitants y e 24 th of Aprill 1676. 

The Question beinge put whether the Motion therein should be 
considered at this time, Resolued in y e affirmatiue. 

Secoiullie it was voted y* Mr Thomas Deane & Mr John Faire- 
weth r ioyne with the select men to represent the dissatisfaction and 
greiuance of y e Inhabitants to the Hon" 1 Countie Court & humblie 
desire that theire priuelidges & liberties that doe belonge to y e towne 
may be continued and injoyed without any obstruction and may 
haue satisfaction in theire present complaint. 

28 Aug. At a meetinge of }*. freemen of this towne upon law- 
full warninge for the election of 7 Comissioners for the said towne 
were chosen John Joyliffe, Major Thomas Sauage, $lr Humphrey 
Duuie, Mr. Anthony Stoddar, Cap* Thomas Brattle, Cap* Thomas 
Clarke, Cap* John Richards. 

At meetinge of Cap*. James Olliuer, Cap* Thomas Brattle, M r . 
John Lake & John Jo3*liffe. 

By vinue of a Lawe of y e Generall Court published the 12 th of 
May 1G75 prohibitinge transportation of sheepes wooll andRacone 
skins, Robert Orchard is apoynted and authorized to inspect that 
Matter & see to the execution of the s d Lawe or order for theyeare 



Aug 30 th . This day by warrant from the Countrie Treasurer an 
assesment of the estates of the inhabitants by Major Thomas 
Savadge Comissioner and the Select men was made and comited to 
the said Coraissioner, amountinge for 6 rates to 209. 2 g . 6 d . 

Sep* 25. At a meetinge of Capt Thomas Brattle, M r . John Lake, 
John Joyliffe, Ensigne Daniell Turine & Cap*. James Olliuer 

Ordered that John Knight, shall haue 5 ld of the treasurer for keep- 
ing of Tymothy Cunnells son, and y* Daniell Turine agree with 
Major Sauadge keepinge s d Boy haueinge but one arme, till he be 
24 yeares of age. 

[1OO.] 1676. Oct 30. At a meetinge of M r . John Lake, 
John Joyliffe, L*. Daniel! Turine, Capt. James Olliuer Capt Thomas 
Brattle 

Ordered that the towne treasurer satisfie the judgm* of y e Gene- 
rall C<Miit of 7 ld . 5 s . 6 d . Costs granted against Richard Woody in 
John Harrisons action about the towne high way where his rope 
yard is, ordered b}' the Inhabitants to be prosecuted. 

Libertie is granted to Edward Drinker to wharfe before his owne 
land in proportion with others. 

Granted William Feild to take away of Braintrie Comon Tenn 
Cord of the fallen Wood y* lies there & annoyes y* land. 

Edward Dauis & Peter Warren are apoynted Bell men. and are 



104 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

both to goe about the towne every night and to observe former 
orders folio 11 of this booke. 

Vpon the motion of seuerall Merchants & Gentlemen of this 
towne that some person may be allowed to sell Coffee, John Sparry 
is aproued of by the select men to keepe a publique house for sell- 
inge of Coffee, if y e honored Countie Court shall be pleased to 
admit him. 

Dec. 4 th . At a Meetinge of John Joyliffe, L* Daniell Turine, 
Cap* James Olliuer, Cap* Thomas Brattle, & Mr John Lake who 
inett this day because y* y e 27 th of Nov r they were preuented by y* 
sad desolation by fire at the North end of 3*6 Towne. 

A list was giuen to Mrs Elizabeth Lidget Relict & Administra- 
trix to y e Estate of Mr Peter Lidget deceased, of seueral poore 
people of this towne to be releiued of out of a Legacie of 80 ld . giuen 
to y e poore of this towne by the last will & testament of the s d M r . 
Peter Lidget. 



[Following in margin] " Dec r 11. A Rate was Comitef 1 to all 
y e Constables belongeinge to y e . towne to collect 2229 ld . 11 s ." 



Dec r 25. At a meetinge of L* Daniell Turine, Cap*. James 
Olliuer, Cap* Thomas Brattle, M r . John Lake & John Joyliffe 

Vpon the Motion of Cap* Brackett of Braintree for the Cuttinge of 
soe much Tymber vpon the Comon land at Braintry as may serue 
for y e buildinge of pte of a vessell of 25 Tun Libertie is granted 
him for soe much but not to exceede & is in consideration of his 
Care & inspection, y* others doe not transgresse in cuttinge timb* 
without licence. 

Then Reed an ord r from the Hon^ Council, whereof the follow- 
inge is a coppie dated y e 21 of Dec r 1676. Whereas Complaint is 
made to the Councill y*y e towne is in great danger of beinge Fired 
by ye insuffitiencie of Chimneys. & neglect of the Owners season- 
ablie to cause them to be swept & kept cleane ; seuerall psons y* 
wish the welfare & preseruation of the place beinge informed, haue 
exprest themselues willinge to inspect the same as the Council 
Judge mecte to order therein and to be instrumental! to preserve the 
towne from firinge as Mr Richard Callicott, Mr John Con}', Mr W m 
Whitwell, Mr Christopher Clarke, Mr Hopestill Foster, Mr W m 
Ingram, Mr Thomas Smith, & Mr Edward Co well ; It is Ordered 
y* y e psons aboue named be and are hereby comended to }'e consid- 
eration of y e select men of Bostone by their order, or such others 
aa they shall see raeete to apoynt and impowre to take continuall 
and effectuall care througlie and tymouslie to call upon the Masters 
of the severall families to amend forthwith what they finde defec- 
tive as to the Chimnies, and to inspect and order the seasonable 
sweepinge thereof on such penaltie as by lawe, the Select men 
shall sett for any neglect therein. 

By y e Council 

EDW D . RAWSON Secret'. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1676. 105 

[1O1.] 1676 Dec 28 th . At a meetinge of the Selectmen of 
Bostone. 

Whereas the Hon 1 " 3 . Councill the 21 th . of this instant have repre- 
sented to the Selectmen of this towne the greate danger thereof by 
fire through the insnffitiencie of Chimneyes and the neglect of the 
owners seasonablie causeinge them to be swept and kept cleane 
have alsoe comended to them severall persons that are willinge to 
inspect the same and have ordered that they and such others as the 
Selectmen shall apoynt and impowre should inspect and take care 
thereof for prevention of such a danger. These are therefore to 
'npowre and authorize Mess". Richard Callicott, John Cony, Wil- 
iiam Whitwell, Christopher Clarke, Hopestill Foster, William In- 
gram, Thomas Smith, Edward Cowell, John Merion, Thomas Blith, 
Thomas Fitch and Samuell Sendall every and either of them to 
take continual! and effectnall care (till further order) to call upon 
the Masters of the severall families forthwith to amend what they 
finde defective in the Chimneys of any of them. And the severall 
inhabitants of this towne are hereby ordered and required to 
pmit and give leave to the forenamed persons or whome elce the 
Select men of this towne shall depute and impowre to veiw and 
inspect theire Chimneys and to cause whatsoever the}" finde amisse 
about them to be amended and reformed upon notice given thereof 
upon the penaltie of 20 s . for any and every neglect or refusal! of the 
observation of this order. 

Coppie of a release given M. Eliz*. Lidget for a legacie given 
by her husband and distributed by her to the poore of this towne. 

Whereas M r . Peter Lidget late of Bostone Merchant deceased 
by his last Will and Testament did give and bequeath to the poore 
of this towne the sume of 80 to be paid to them in goods as he 
sould for mony, which sume M. Eliz a . Lidget his relict and Ex- 
ecutrix hath faithfullie and fully distributed to seuerall poore in- 
habitants of this towne to the satisfaction of the Selectmen thereof 
as by a particular accompt of her disbursements given to them 
apeareth. The said Selectmen in the behalfe of the towne and 
poore thereof doe hereby fullie and absolutelie release acquit and 
discharge the said Eliz a . Lidget Executrix as above her executors 
and administrators of and from all and every parte of the said 80. 

Dated in Bostone 28 th . December 1676. 

An addition was made to the order above respectinge Chimnyes 
as foil. It is further ordered that the severall persons above or 
either of them ma}' take with them or upon occasion call any 
bricklayer or bricklayers (who are hereby desired) to veiue and 
judge of any Chimneys that are suspected to be defective and to 
make rcturne of those that are soe, that upon neglect or refusal! in 
mendinge and repaireing the defects, warrant may be granted for 
levyinge the penaltie by distresse and it is to be understood that 
Coopers and Smiths Chimneyes as well as an}* other are concerned 
in this order. The aforesaid Gentlemen are further desired to 
take notice of any inhabitant that hath not a suffitient Ladder to 
his house and to make returne to the Selectmen of all such as they 
finde defective therein. 

Coppie of an Order reed from y* Hon" 1 Councill dated Dec' 28 th . 



106 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

1676. Vpon Complaint made by the Select men of Inconveniencie 
of y* straightnesse of y e streetes latelie laid wast by the fire, It is 
ordered 3** noe person presume to build there againe without th* 1 
aduice & order of y c select men till the next Generall Court. 

By the Councill EDWARD RAWSON Secret. 

[1O2.] 1676 Jan r 1 st . At a meetinge of the Selectmen with 
diners of y e Inhabitants at y* North end of this towne, whose houses 
were layd" wast by the late fire the Order of the Hon rd Councill 
foregoinge was read to them, and the Select men staked out the 
streets, & declared that any man might rebuild his house with 
theire aprobation and consent that should obserue the ensueinge 
directions concerninge the streete. 

That the west side of the streete from Maj r Tho' Clarkes bricke 
wall run to a stake neere the corner of Thomas Joys land in that 
lane w ch leads to the place of y e Meetinge house & from that stake 
alonge the s d west side of the way as now staked out to the corner 
of Edmond Mountforts foundation, on y e same side of y* wn\. And 
from the corner of Mr Humphrey Warrens house on the East side 
of the way to a stake in the land of Dan 1 Turine Jun r ouer against 
3** at Thomas Joys corner, where the streete is to be 22 foote in 
breadth & soe all alonge the streete to Edmond Montforts 2 houses 
on each side the way, The line to runn from y e stake at Dan 1 Tur- 
ines to another at Hene^ Coolej'S, from thence to Edmond Mont- 
forts on the East & soe to the Corner of Peter Gees house, as now 
staked out. 

Jan 8. Granted libertie and Agreed with Henery Cooly that 
he take in but one foote of his cell r wall at the northern corn* of his 
cell r . and 2 foote at the northerne corner of the way goeinge into 
the Celler provided he allow soe much out of his land on the 
other side as may make the streete 22 foote in that place. 

Whereas Mnj r Thomas Clarke did consent and giue leaue before 
the Councill that as farr as he had an interest and was concerned 
in a strip of land w ch he bought of Mr Stanlie & left for a 

wharfe & place of landinge Goods for himselfe & such tenents of 
his as he should allowe of. That Edmond Mountfort might remoue 
y e house or shop that he hath lately erected backe into y e s d strip 
of land for the accomodation of the high way, And Edward Barker 
& W m Johnson Tenents allowed by Major Clarke haue granted and 
gruen ther consent thereto. It is now ordered and agreed that the 
s d Mountfort doe remoue his said house or shop about 6 foote 
towards to sea ito the s d strip of land obseruinge his due distance 
from the widdow Bastorrs wall. 

Agreed with John Farnam sen r & W m Greenough that what 
charge or damage Extraordinary either or both of them shall suffer 
or be at for digginge a new foundation for theire cell 1 wall at that end 
toward the sea, shall be allowed them & made good by the Towne ; 
likewise that John Farnam shall be allowed for the charge of filling 
vp that end of his old cell r to inlarge the streete & digginge a new 
foundation there. 

Jan 23 th . By ord r of y* Honr* Gou r & Mr Joseph Dudlie Assist- 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1676-77. 107 

ant The Selectmen received of Mr Paul Dudlie out of the Irish 
prouision brought in for the releife of y e distressed y* had suffered 
by the warr with the Indians as a proportion for those 3** are resident 
in this towne 38 Barrclls of Oatemeale, 25 Barr ld of wheate meale, 
two Barr 118 of wheat, 5 Barrells of mault, all valued at 18*. p. Burr 11 , 
& one caske of Butter Vallued at 3 ld all amontinge to 66 pounds, 
which were distributed to seuerall poore Families, of this towne, & 
such as came hither from the Easterne ptes & other places, now 
resident here, as p a list of pticulars apeares. 

29 Jan. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliuer, Capt. Thomas 
Brattle, M r . John Lake, John Joyliffe & Daniell Turill 

Elizabeth Gibbs y* came from Marbell head, W m Nicholson, 
Tayl r , Edmond Fitz Morris, & John Springfeild were returned to 
y e Court. 

[1O3.] 1676-7. March 5. At a meetinge of the freemen of 
this towne upon lawfull warninge 

Mr Anthony Stoddar & Major Thomas Sauadge were chosen 
Deputies of the Generall Court for the }'eare ensueinge. Cap* 
John Richards was chosen Comission r . to receave the votes for the 
nomination of Majestrates and a Countie Treasurer which were 
comiited to him to d'd accordinge to la we. 

March 12 th 1 676-77 At, a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of 
Bostone for the election of Officers of the towne for the }*eare en- 
sueinge were chosen 7 Selectmen viz*. 

John Joyliffe, IA Daniell Turine. Capt Thomas Brattle M r . John 
Lake, Capt James Olliuer, Deacon Henery Allen and Deacon Jacob 
Eliott 

Constables of Bostone. Mr Jonathan Corwine, Mr Hezekiah 
Vsher, refused & p d 10 ld each. Mr John Parmiter, Lt Edward 
Willis, Mr John Saffine, Mr Anthony Howard, Mr Sam 1 Jackline. 
& Ephraim Sauage. Constable for Muddie riuer. Tho 8 . Stedman. 
Constable for Rumney Marsh Edward Tuttle. 

Clarkes of the Markett. Benj n Thurston, Edward Allen, Tho: 
Binglcy. Surveyors for Bostone. Moses Paine, Robert Sanford, 
Richard Bennet & Arthur Mason. 

Surveyors for Muddy Riuer. Joseph White, John Winchester 
Jun r 

Surveyors for Rumney Marsh W m Ireland. 

Sealers of leather Joseph Webb, Rob 1 Earle, John Gibson. 

Water Bayliffcs Thomas Pecke sen r . W m Coleman. 

Packers of Flesh & fish John Densdall, Addam Densdall 
Measurer of salt. Francis Hudson 

Scaucngers Thomas Baker sen r . Sam 1 Johnson, and Rob* 
Butcher, Coop". 

Hogg Keeues. John Needham, James Bostone, Abraham 
Spencer, James Burrowes, Sam 1 Bridge, Jabesh Salter, Andrew 
Clarke, Ilenery Ernes. 

An ord r . aboute Cart wheeles goeinge unshod in this towne made 
the 14 th . of March 1669-70 folio 50 be repealed with the penaltie 



108 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

thereof. Paueinge the streetes respited 'till the next yeares con- 
sideration. 

Selectraens instructions formerlie giuen voted to be & continue 
in force 'till new are given. 

Voted that it be put to the consideration of the towne against the 
next 3'eare whether they will haue 8 Constables in towne for the 
time to come & 4 Clarkes of y e market. 

Voted y* this towne hath need of two stated & constant Ciyars 
to crie lost or found Goods who are to keepe a booke of what they 
crie, y* any psons ma}" repaire to them for satisfaction of things 
lost or found, & that the Crier shall haue 6 d . for cryinge three 
publique dayes & 12 d . if the}' goe through the towne. Alsoe that 
John Tucker Taylo r & Joseph Gridlie be the psons apoynted for 
that Office and all other persons are hearb}* prohibited without fur- 
ther order upon the penaltie of 5 s . for euery transgression therein. 

Voted that the Ord r lately giuen* by the select men to haue two 
men to walke priuatelie about the towne euery night to preuent fire 
or disord r in the towne (beside the bellmenn) is aproued of and 
ordered to be continued & y* two or four men more be ioyned with 
them as the Selectmen judge meet till the Constables watch begin, 
And that in the meane time the Selectmen craue the Aduice & 
assistance of the Comittee of the Milicia & the Comission of this 
towne for settinge of a Constables or other watch, for secureinge of 
the towne in the night from fire or other evill that may happen. 

[1O4.] W m Ingrams motion to be repaid the Charges he dis- 
bursed about y e buildinge the watch house at y e neck of Land is 
granted to be paid by the Treasurer or what part thereof is 3*et 
unpaid. 

At a meetinge of the fores d . Selectmen the same day were made 
choyse of by them. John Joyliffe to be Record 1 ". Cap* Thomas 
Brattle Treasurer, Capt James Olliuer sealer of waights & meas- 
ures. Cull r of pipe staues, Samuell Mattockes. Corders of wood 
Gaudie James, Edward Goodwine, W m Browne, Sam 1 Dauis, 
Abraham Busby, Lawrence Willis, Thomas Forbes, Mackline 
Knight. 

Lett to Ephraim Sauage the Herbage of the old buryinge place, 
for 14 yeares he makeinge & maintaininge a suffitient fence about 
it. 

26 March 1677. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe L*. Daniel 1 
Turell, Capt. Thomas Brattle, M r . John Lake, Cap* James Olliuer, 
Deacon Menery Allen & Deacon Jacob Eliott 

John Parker & Symon Gates are apoynted to oner see and regu- 
late the makeinge of the fences in the Comon feild at Muddy riuer 
amonge the proprietor 8 thereof. 

Ordered that Lt Richard Way should be allowed 4. out of the 
towne Treasury, to his stable or out house pulled downe in the last 
fire. Henery Largine is allowed & aproued a Cord r . of wood for 
the yeare ensueinge 

4 Aprill 1677. At a Meetinge of all the select men at Robt Harris 
house at Muddie riuer. Whereas the Select men of this towne 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1677. 109 

vpon the l rt of May 1669 did giue libertie for gates to be set vp in 
a high wa} r at Muddy riuer leadinge from Rob* Harris his house 
through the land of Mr Henery Bpwcn towards the Comon, w ch 
gates haue since proued an injary and damage to the s d Harris & 
his Neighb' 8 in driueinge their Cattle to & from the Comon, upon 
whose complaint of the damage and injar} 1 - the}' have sustained b}' 
the said gates Wee the present Selectmen mett as above at theire 
request doe agree and ord r that the two gates now standinge at the 
entrance into the s d Bowens land neere his house be continued as 
formerlie accordinge to the former order for 2 j-eares next cnsucinge 
the date hereof and noe longer but then be la}'d open as a Comoii 
high way, without gates, barrs or other interruption or molesta- 
tion. 

And whereas it apeares y* the said highway was formerly agreed 
on b} T the s d Bowen Cap*. William Tynge & M r . Richard Parker 
(all deceased) & others concerned, to be a Comon highway to 
Muddy River Comon but not layd out nor record 4 . It is now agreed 
on & ordered that the same highway that have beene formerlie made 
use of, be continued, and as now marked out on 3 trees, to be 2 rod 
in breadth throughout from y e . s d . Haris his house through the land 
of said M r . Bowen, of W m . Davis & Rob*. Harris & thence to Muddy 
Riuer Common. 

23 th . Aprill 1677 At a meetinge of IA Daniell Turell, Capt 
Thomas Brattle, M r . John Lake, Capt James Olliuer, Deacon 
Henery Allen Deacon Jacob Eliott & John Joyliffe 

Whereas the widdow Walker hath set vp 4 posts vpon the towne 
land to support the Gettie of her house without }' e aprobation of y fl 
select men, It is now ordered and agreed with Isaack Walker her 
sonn y* he pay 3 s . p. ann to the Towne Treasurer for standinge of the 
said posts and that they stand but duringe the townes pleasure. 

It is Ordered y* Phillip Paine Tayl'not admited into y e Colony, 
Hester Palmer formerlie Gannet, come from Jamaica Hener}- Earle 
a deboyse & swearinge man be returned to y e Court. 

[1O5.] The seuerall psons und r . written are aproued of to 
keepe comon houses of entertainem*. & sell beere some wine b}* 
retayle. 

Capt William Hudson to sell beere & wine & c . prouided Thomas 
Wheeler keepe the house & ingage for y e . obseruance of good ord r . 
therein. 

L*. John Smith to sell beere wine & stronge liquor at Winesemet. 

John Viall Sen'. John Turn'. Capt W m . Write to sell beere wine 
& syder. 

W m . Kent & John Keene to keepe cookes shopps & sell stronge 
beere & wine 

John Winge to sell beere wine & sjTler. 

John Brouken & Arth r . Keene to keepe cookes shopps & sell 
penny beere. 

Christopher Crowe to sell beere & syder. 

The like to all y*. follow. 

Samuell Nordon, Robert Cox, Thomas Sexton, M. Barnard, Wil- 



110 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 50. 

Ham Norton, Thomas Bill, Benj a . Phippany, William Pollard, 
Rebecka Winsor, Francis Hudson, Nath a . Bishop, Constance Mat- 
tocke, Andrew Neale. 

Widdow Wardall prouided she put in carefull man to keepc 3**. 
house, Clem*. Grosse prouided he hath a carefull man to attend 
3* e . house, Widdow Franke provided 3**. Samucll Bosworth keepe 3 -e . 
house or some other carefull & suffltient man to manage it 

John Sparty to sell Coffie by retayle & onely Coffee. 



14 May 1677. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon 
lawfull warninge It is Ordered that Elder John Wiswall, Eld r Ed- 
ward Raynsford, Cap* Joshua Skottow, Capt John Richards & Mr 
Elisha Cooke, bee a Comittee for drawing vp Instructions for the 
Deputies of y e Generall Court, to whome y e select men are to io3'ne, 
for that end. 

19 th . May. At a meetinge of the fores d . Comitee the followinge 
instructions were agreed upon & y e . 21 th of May were presented to 
the freemen & aproued of by them to be recomend. to y e . Deputies. 

1. That endeau". of peace & vnitie be attended & noe contro- 
versall disputes moned, it beinge a time to vnite. 

2. That in all matters of judicature wherein 3 T ou ma3' be called 
to giue 3 T o r . vote 3^011 assume noe arbi trade powre but obserue our 
knowne and established lawes for 3-0'. direction therein (exceptinge 
in matters of mere grace & fau r . wherein 3 T ou ma3 T abate of tlie rigor 
of y e . lawe accordinge to JO T . discretion. 

3. That in the exercise of yo r . legislatiue powre you haue re- 
spect to 3'*. Charter or Patent & that 3*011 make DOC lawe or ord r . 
repugnant thereto. 

4. That in all other matters that may come vnder yo r . considera- 
tion you passe. nothinge that ma3 T in the least measure haue any ten- 
dancie to y e . infringm*. of our liberties & priuiledges whit r . ciuill or 
eclesiasticall granted us b3* our Charter. 

5. That whereas the nomber of freemen in this towne is much 
enlarged y*. y e . nomb r . of Deputies may be augmented proportion- 
ablie to other townes. 

(5. Whereas the stand r . of waights exceed not 4 pounds it nmy 
be enlarged to one hundred waight y*. fraud ma3 T be preuented in 
greate draughts. 

7. That whereas there ma3* be more vse of brickes then formerly, 
the lawe relatinge to tiles ma3' extend alsoe to brickes as to the 
earth they are made of, and y*. not tempered with salt or brackish 
water & y*. there ma3 r be a sise apO3*nted & theire moulds be shod 

8. That the lavvcs respectinge booke debts be repealed or the 
time for getting of them in, enlarged. 

9. That effectuall care be taken for y e . pa3*m*. of y e . debts due 
from y 6 . Countrie y*. injustice in y 1 . respect be not matter of com- 
plaint. 

[1O6.] 10. That some ord r . be taken about regulateinge build- 
ings in y e . respectiue townes, y*. by scatteringe they expose not 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS', 1677. Ill 

themselues to y e . crueltie of y*. natiues or by theire narrow streets 
to y e . dang r . of fire. 

11. That y e . mony stampt in y e . Colony may be made some- 
tbinge lesse y*. the carryinge it out may be preuented & y e . bring- 
inge in of Bullion may be incouraged. 

12. That the late ord r . of y e . hon d . Councill bearinge date y e . 
29 th of March 1677 respectinge the entertainm*. of Indians for ser- 
vants or otherwise may be enacted as a lawe. 

13. That whereas oathes beinge taken priuately without the 
knowledge of the pties concerned and are dubiouslie worded where- 
by many inconveniencies doe arise, that some care ma}' be taken to 
preuent damage thereby. 

14. That care may be taken y*. theseuerall lawes & ord. estab- 
lished concerninge y e . due obseruation of the Sabbath be strictlie 
executed, the profanation thereof growinge more & more amonge 
us. 

15. That this towne may be a Corporation or made & towne & 
conn tie. 

16. That care be taken all ware made of pewter or siluer 
whether brought to the Countrie or made here & exposed to sale 
be of y e . just alloy. 

1 7. That a larger powre be allowed to those y*. are apoynted to 
serch out unlicenses houses of entertainem*. accordinge to y*. Lawe 
made 13 th . of Octob'. 1675. Subscribed p 

JOHN WISWALL ") 

ED. RAYNSFORD | 

JOHN RICHARDS }> With y e . Selectmen 

JOSH. SKOTTOWE | 

ELISHA COOKE J 

May 28, 1677. At a meetinge of Capt. Thomas Brattle, M r . 
John Lake, Capt. James Olliuer, Deacon Henery Allen, Deacon 
Jacob Eliott, John Joyliffe, L 4 . Daniell Turill 

Whereas John Needham & Engerman Hilgison haue damaged 
the High way neere deacon Eliotts house, b} r turninge there draynes 
into it, It is ordered that the s d Needham & Hilgison, carry theire s d 
draynes vnder ground bej'ond the warehouse of deacon Eliott & 
Mr Theophilus Frary before the 1 st . of September next upon the 
penaltie of 20 s . each of them. 

25 th . June. At a meetinge of M r . John Lake, Capt. James 
Olliuer, Deacon Henery Allen, John Joyliffe, & L*. Daniell Turill 

27. Ordered the Treasurer to pay Cap'Euerden 3 ld . in mony for 
halfe a barrell & 20 pounds of powder made vse of, to blowe vp a 
house at y e north end of the towne when it was on fire. 

July 19. Libertie was granted to ye deacons of the first Church 
in Bostone to set down a post 6 foote of the Corner of the s d Meet- 
inge house next Mr. Benjamine Dauis Dore. 

July 24. Rece d of Mr Paul Dudley to be distributed amonge 
those poore now residinge in Bostone, come from other pts im- 



112 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

ponerished by the warr ; Two Barrells of wheate, one barrell of 
mault, 12 barr 118 of Flowre, 15 Barr 11 of oate meale, 2 Firkins of 
Butter & 170 lb of cheese wch was accordinglie distributed. 

[1O7.] 1677 July 30. At a meeting of Capt. James Olliuer, 
Deacon Heneiy Allen, Deacon Jacob Eliott, John Joyliffe, L*. 
Daniel 1 Turill, & Capt. Thomas Brattle 

Reed a Coppie of an Order of y e Generall Court concerning y e 
Inj'inge out of y e streets at y e north end of y e towne where y e houses 
were lately layd wast by y e fire viz*. 

At a generall Court held at Bostone y e 23 th of May 1677. 

The Act of y e Councill & returne of y e Select men beinge read & 
pervsed by the Court who tooke notice y* the streete as now layd out 
is made wider & more acomodable to the publique & due satisfac- 
tion giuen & receaued by all psons concerned (one onely exceptecl) 
The Court aproues of the act of y Selectmen, & ord rs it to be pro- 
ceeded in, & the pson y* hath not consented, to haue y e like propor- 
tionable satisfaction tendered him, for soe much of his land, that is 
taken & staked out to the streete 

That this is a true Coppie taken out of y*. Courts records. 

Attests, EDWARD RAWSON secretar}^. 

Aug 1 st . The difference betweene Thomas Joy & y e select men 
relateinge to satisfaction y* he required for inlarginge the streete 
where his houses were laid wast by fire, was referred to Cap* Joshua 
Hubbard, L* John Smith of Hingham & to Cap* John Richards, 
Mr W m Taylor & Mr S3*mon Linde of Boston or the major parte 
of them upon the 3 rd . of said August they award and give under 
theire hands that the said Selectmen in the behalfe of the towne of 
Bostone shall pay to Tho. Joy or his order 50". in countrie pay vpon 
demand & 20 ld . in current money within one moneth after the date 
thereof, And that the said Joy shall acquit & release to them his 
right and proprietie to the land now la}'d out for a high way for y e 
vse of y e Towne, which is 22 foot in breadth betweene his land & 
the Land of Dan 1 Turill on ye other side of ye way. Aug. 20 th . 
At a meetinge of the inhabitants of Bostone upon publique notice 
for choseinge of a Comission*. to joyne with the Selectmen for the 
takeinge of a list of all male psons & valuation of estates rateable 
to the Countrie by warrant from the Countrie Treasurer [In mar- 
gin " Comission r . chosen.] 

Aug 27. At a meetinge of Deacon Henery Allen, Deacon Jacob 
Eliott, John Joyliffe, IA Da^iiell Turill, Capt. Tho. Brattle Capt 
James Olliuer 

Libert ie is granted to the Widdowe Castle to entertaine Lodgers 
Francis Hudson haueinge ingaged for y e obseruation of good ord r 
in the Family. 

Let vnto Ann Carter alis Hunt the house & land formerlie Israeli 
Howens in the Comon for 3 yeares from the 1 st . of September 
next she payinge 4 p an rent yearlie to the Towne Treasurer. 

Ordered widdow Bastar 5. for her enlargeinge of y e highway 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1677. 113 

after the desolation of her two houses by fire & for her present re- 
liefe upon her petition. 

Ordered that John Drurie who cut downe a post set vp by ord r 
of 3' e Selectmen at the Corn r of y e old Meetinge house set vp another 
in the place thereof to the satisfaction of the Deacons within 10 
Daves vpon the penaltie of 20 s . and to leauell and paue the ground 
as it was before upon the same penaltie. 

[1O8.] 1677 Aug 30. This day by warrant from the Countrie 
Treasurer a valuation was taken of the estates of the severall 
inhabitants belonginge to this towne by Capt John Richards Comis- 
sioner and the Selectmen and comited to the said Coinissioner to 
be returned accordinge to lawe amountinge to 210. 14'. 2 d . 

3 Sep*. At a publique meetinge of the freemen of this towne 
appoynted for the election of Commission" for y e . yeare ensuinge 
were chosen as folio weth. 

Capt Thomas Brattle, John Joyliffe, M r . Humphrey Dauie, Major 
Thomas Sauage M r . Anthony Stoddard Capt John Richards Capt 
Thomas Clarke 

13 th . September. This day was comited to the Constables of the 
towne 6 rates vig*. to each Constable one by warrant to collect in 
theire severall precincts for the use of the Countrie in all 149Q ld 1 s . 
and for the townes use 500 ld . 15". to be all paid into the treasurer 
of the towne both 1990 ld . 16 s . 

25 Sep*. At a meetinge of Deacon Jacob Elliott, John Joyliffe 
L*. Daniell Turill, Capt James Olliuer & Deacon Henery Allen 

Libertie was granted to Mr Pet r Serjeant to set vp a Lime kilne 
vpon the clay hill neere Fox hill, If it be done with the aduice & 
approbation of Deacon Eliott. 

Oct 2. At a meetinge of all the Selectmen 

It was ordered by warrant to the Constables y* but 8 men should 
watch euery night, of which two to walke to & fro at y 6 North end 
of y e towne to Jn Conys lane, two thence to the prison lane, & 
downe the broade streete & about y e docke, two from the Town 
house to Deacon Eliotts house, two thence to the gate vpon the 
necke, who are to cause the gate to be shutt at night & opened at 
5 in the morning, and you are to give spetiall charge to the watch 
to be carefull about fire, & whatsoeuer Indians shall be found 
goeinge or comeinge to comit to prison, or any other disorderly 
psons, and to continue the watch till further order. You are to 
take notice that ye two bellmen are to continue their ordinary cource 
with theire bells notwithstanding the watch. 

Edward Dauis & Peter Warren are apoynted Belmen, and are 
both to goe about the towne euery night, seuerallie not togeath*. to 
begin betweene 10 & 11 and obserue the orders made formerlie 
folio 11 & 39. 

W m Greene beinge about to erect a wharfe vpon the flats before 
W m Lanes house was prohibited to proceede by Cap 4 . Thomas 



114 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Brattle, Cap*. James Olliver, Deacon Jacob Eliott and John Joy- 
liffe the 6 th . da}' of September 1677. 

29 Oct. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, L*. Dan". Turill, Capt. 
Thomas Brattle, Capt James Olliuer Deacon Henery Allen, Deacon 
Eiiott 

Robert Williams is allowed 40 Bush, of Indian corne and three 
rates for ye j-eare past beinge all 2 ld . 10 s . for receaueinge of graine 
into ye towne house & deliueringe it out from June 1676 to June 
1678. 

Granted and ordered Mr John Woodmanse} r to remoue the 
Fence of the new buryinge [place] out into the Comon about 50 
Foote as staked out. 

Ordered that 5. of Cap* W m Dauis legacie to the Tovvrie be paid 
to the Deacons of the south Church Towards the releife of John 
Mackdaniells Children. 

Ordered the widdow Kemble 30 ld more beside 30 ld formerly p d 
hir in full for her house blowne vp in the time of the Fire at ye 
North end of y e Towne. 

[1OO.] 1677, Nov. 26. At a meetinge of L*. Daniell Turill, 
Capt Thomas Brattle, Deacon Henery Allen, Deacon Jacob Eliott 
& John Joyliffe 

Whereas Benj n Breeme hath entertained Mary Swasey of Salem 
a considerable time contrary to an order of this towne It is ordered 
that the s d Breeme cause the s d Swasey to be remoued out of the 
towne and kept out from beinge an inhabitant here within 5 dayes 
upon 20 s . penaltie p weeke dureinge her aboad here. 

Mr Sam 1 . Legg hath libertie granted him to set vp postes 3 foote 
of from his Fence in y e highway ouer against Mr Howards house 
& garden. 

31 Dec. At a meetinge of Capt Thomas Brattle, Deacon Henery 
Allen, Deacon Jacob Eliot Capt James Olliuer & J no . Joyliffe 

This day by virtue of a warrant from the Treasurer of the Country 
a rate was made and comited to the Constables to be collected and 
paid unto the Towne Treasurer by warrant from the Selectmen of 
this towne, to be paid in mony 530. 19 s . and in pay accordinge 
the rate of the Countrie 264. 2 s . 

And for Rumny Marsh for 6 former rates by a former warrant 
83. 11 s . and for 3 rates by this warrant 30. 9 s . in mony, and 12. 
10 s . in Contry pay. For Muddy River for 6 rates by the former 
warrant 67. 14 s . and for these 3 rates 26. And for Rumny 
Marsh for the whole 9 rates, 126. 10 s . charged before. 

Whereas by two ord? one of the 12 th mon th 1650 & another 
ye 25 th of ye 5 th mo. 1 664 a highway was apON'nted from ye North 
Battery towards Charlestowne ferry it is now apoynted & la}*d 
out to run from a stake two foote & halfe, from the easterne 
corner of Roller Rose his house upon a straite line to the easterne 
corn 1 " of John Parmiters warehouse, & to be seauenteene foote 
throughout in breadth. 

Roger Rose is ord rd to remoue those posts he hath set vp before 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1677. 115 

his house in the fore said high way at or before the first day March 
next vpon the penaltie of twentie shillings and if not then done 
twentie shillings p weeke afterward vntill it be done. 

28 January. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliver, Deacon 
Henery Allen, John Joyliffe, L*. Daniell Turill & Capt Tho. 
Brattle. 

Whereas there was an order for the la} T inge out of a High way 
through Mr Bowens farme at Muddy riuer, the 4 th day of April last 
as apeares in folio 104 of this booke and Robt Harris, John Harris 
& Joseph Dauis haue now declared that the s d High wa} T is now 
layd out and made good according to the s d order, It is now 
Ordered that the s d way be continued and kept open for a high 
way. And that the said Harris & Comp n : be allowed 30 B . out of 
their Towne rate towards theire labour in makeinge the highway 
w* 11 was formerly promised. 

[11O.] This day Mrs Mary Lake Executrix to Capt Thomas 
Lake, deceased, signed a deed to the towne resigninge all her 
interest in the seller vnd r the staire case at the east end of the 
Towne house vpon the consideration of 18 ld . pd Mr Sam 1 . Shrimp- 
ton by her ord r & for her vse by the Treasurer of the Towne. 

Let to M r Sam 1 . Shrimpton the sell r &c. vnder the stare case 
at the East end of the towne house, for 39 yeares from y e 25 th of 
March last, he coueringe the top of the said stairecase with 
Lead suffitientlie and to satisfaction & makeinge good the founda- 
tion thereof & keepinge the seller & coueringe of the seller in good 
repaire accordinge to Deeds sealed by the s d Shrimpton & select 
men this da}^ but bearinge date in Nouember last. 

Ord rd . the ord r . against foot ball playinge in old booke folio 139 
be now againe published & observed upon the same penaltie. 

Granted to Thomas Pecke sen r 10 loade of Crooked Timber in 
Muddy riuer Comon land such as Deacon Eliott shall approue of 
& vpon such termes as they can agree for, he beinge willinge to 
give for it as he buyes the like of Deacon Eliott or any other men. 

25 Febr: At a meetinge of Deacon Henery Allen, Deacon 
Jacob Eliott, John Joyliffe, L*. Daniell Turill, Capt. Tho. Brattle 
& Capt. James Olliver. 

Let vnto Joseph & Benj n Williams the priuiledge of a Feny 
from Bostone to Wenesemet, for 3 yeares from y e 25 th of March 
next, they or either of them pa\*inge to the treasurer of this towne 
for the vse of y e Towne 8 ld . p. ann. in mon^y. And Transportinge 
the Hon rd Majestrates Ferrige Free, accordinge to form r custome. 

John Bradish & Francis Liford haue libertie granted them to 
wharfe before theire house & land, they makeinge good and 
keepinge in repaire the high way between the s d wharfe & house. 

Libertie is granted to Cap* James Olliuer to plant 3 Elme trees 
before his house in y e streete prouided they stand not without the 
range of the seller dore. 

At the request of James Bill sen r in the behalfe of himselfe & his 
Neighb re at Pullinge Po3'nt & Rumney Marsh, Libertie is granted 
them to Erect two Pounds one at Pullinge Poynt the other at 



116 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Rumney Marsh, vpon theire owne cost, where they shall iudge to 
be most for the accomodation of both places. 

4 th March 1677-8. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne 
upon lawfull warninge. 

Mr Anthony Stoddar, and Major Thomas Sauage were [chosen] 
Deputies of the next Generall Court for the yeare ensuemge. Cap* 
John Richards was chosen Comissioner to receave the votes for 
nomination of Majestrates and a Countie Treasurer which were 
this day brought in and d'd to him to make returne accordinge to law. 

March 8. At a Meetinge of all the Select men was let to Mr 
James Whetcombe, the house & land formerlie in the possession 
of John Shawe deceased, for 21 yeares, he paying to the Treasurer 
of the towne the 9 th of March yearely three pounds in mony as 
p Indentures more larglie apeares dated 9 th . March 1677/78. 

[111.] March 10 th . At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants 
of this towne upon lawfull warninge for the election of officers for 
the towne the yeare ensuinge were chosen. 

Selectmen Capt Thomas Brattle, John Joyliffe, L*. Daniell 
Turill, Cap* James Olliver, M r . John Faireweather Cap*. Elisha 
Huchinson, Deacon Henery Allen. 

Constables for Bostone viz* Nath 1 Williams, Isack Walker, Jona- 
than Bridgham, W m Greenough, Samson Sheafe, Henery Deeringe, 
Nath 1 Byfield, Samuell Seyward. 

Isack Walker & Henery Deeringe paying 10 ld . each for a fine 
Paul Batt & Edward Bud were chosen in theire steed. 

Edward Budd payinge 10 ld for his fine Jabesh Salter was chosen. 

Constable for Rumney Marsh W m Ireland. 

Constable for Muddy Riuer S3 T mon Gates. 

Clarkes of y e Market viz* W m Coleman, W m Gilbert, John 
Miriam, W m Kent. 

Surveyors for Bostone viz* Isack Goose, Arth r Mason, Hen: 
Ernes, Tho: Blith. For Rumney Marsh Jeremiah Belshard. 
For Muddy Riuer John Winchester, Joseph White. 

Sealers of Leather W m Gibson, John Scate, Josiah Coop. 

Water Bayliffes Thomas More W m Hollaway. 

Packers of Flesh & Fish John Densdall, Addam Densdall. 

Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson. 

Scavengers Thomas Baker sen r , Francis Cooke Cart r , Perci- 
uall Clarke. 

Hogg Reeues Ambrose Dawes, Thomas Pemberton, Tho: 
Stanbury, John Scottowe, Joseph Gridle3 T , Andrew Neale, Sam u 
Clements, Sam u Marshall. 

Cryars John Tucker, John Howen. 

Paveinge y e . streetes respited 

Selectmens instructions Voted y*. } T e old be continued. 

Survey, instructions refer d . to the Selectmen & Scaveng. 

Abuse in measuringe of graine comended to }' e . Select men to 
drawe up some thinge concerninge it & represent it to y e . Deputies 
of y". Generall Court or Countie Court. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1677-8. 117 

To ouersee Cord of Wood y* they be faith full in theire office, 
viz*. Mr James Whetcombe, Sam u Sendall, John Cony, Arthur 
Mason, John Bull. 

Abuse of streetes by wast water comeinge from y e . pumpes or 
wells into the streetes refer d to y e . Select men to order it. 

Whereas libertie of makeinge a bridge ouer the Dockes mouth 
was granted b} r the Selectmen on March 31, 1673 to Mr Richard 
Wharton, Mr W m Taylor, Mr John Woodmansey & Mr John 
Fuireweather, The towne at this publique meetinge doe con- 
firme the said grant or libertie and doe impowre the Selectmen to 
agree and make such further order as they shall judge necessary re- 
spectinge the said Bridge, the proprietors bearinge the charge thereof. 

14 March. Mr Samson Sheafe Fineinge for Constable, Mr 
Henery Montfort chosen in his steed. 

Thomas Baker refuseinge the place of a scauengerhaueing served 
two yeares before W m Pickeram was chosen in his steed. 



12 March At a meetinge of the Selectmen of 
Bostone. They haveinge rec d information from the Selectmen of 
Charlestowne that the}^ intend to run the line betweene said towues 
vpon the last Tuesday of this instant March and desired some of 
ours to give them a meetinge and joyne with them therein the said 
Selectmen haue chosen Mr Elias Mauericke sen r , W m Ireland, & 
Elias Mauericke Jun r to be pambulat. to run the said line & to 
meete those sent from Charlestown at Dan 1 Whittamore's house, 
vpon the day above at eight of y e . clocke in y e . morninge. 

25 March. At a meetinge of Cap* Thomas Brattle, John Joy- 
liffe, Lt Daniel Turill, Capt James Olliver, M r . John Faireweather, 
& Deacon Henery Allen were chosen as followeth 

John Joyliffe Recorder Cap* Thomas Brattle Treasurer 

Capt James Olliuer Sealer of Waights & Measures. 

'Cull of Pipe Staues Sam 11 Mattockes & Geo. Burrell. 

Cord*, of Wood. Gaudy James, William Browne, Samuell Davis, 
Abraham Busbey, Thomas Forbes, Henery Largine, Joseph Grid- 
ley, William Midleton, John Crosse, William Parham were chosen 
to be Cord rs of Wood. 

Measurers of Corne John Marshall & John Tucker to be 
measurers of Corne and to be allowed 3 d p score, to be p d by the 
Buy r . L. B. 156. 

Matthew Barnard & Henery Tite chosen for measureinge of 
bords accordinge to lawe fol. 156. 

Cap* Thomas Brattle, Cap* Elisha Huchinson, Mr John Faire- 
weather & L* John Smith are chosen p'ambulat. to run the line 
betweene Maiden & Rumny Marsh and are to meete those of 
Maiden vpon the 15 th . day of A prill for that end at Aron Ways 
house and notice to be given to Maiden thereof to be there at 8 of 
y e . clock in y e . morninge. The persons forenamed are alsoe 
apoynted p'ambulat. to run the line betweene Rumney Marsh & 
Lin & are to meete those of Linn at Goodman Edmonds, vpon the 
16 th . day of Aprill next at 8 of y e . clocke in y e . morning. 



118 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Peter Aspinall & John Parker are apoynted to ouersee and regu- 
late the fences about the Comon feild at Muddy Riuer. 

Thomas Smith sen r , Shipwrite, is fined 20 s . for buildinge a vessell 
in 3'e high way betweene his house & the scons, & ord rd that if it 
be not lanched or remoued w" 1 in 4 monthes he shall pay 20% & 
soe 20 8 . euery moneth till s d high wa}- be cleared. 

Vpon Complaint of the vnfaithfulnes of those y* were apoynted 
& sworne Cord rs of wood the last yeare, at a publique Meetinge of 
the Inhabitants of the Towne the 10 th ins*. They were pleased to 
make cho3'ce of yo r . selues, for the yeare ensueinge to haue inspec- 
tion ouer the Cord" now chosen to see y* they faithfully performe 
theire worke And if you finde any negligent or vnfaithfull 
therein you are to returne theire names to the select men that they 
ma3 r be displaced or other wise delt with accordinge to theire 
demerritts. 

[113] You are desired alsoe to giue notice to y* present 
Cord r8 . that they are required not to buy (but for theire owne 
Families vse) nor to sell any wood for Countrie men or any others, 
w 611 hath proued very disaduantageous to y e towne, vpon y e pen- 
altie for euery transgression therein, 10*. 

29 th of Aprill. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, IA Daniell 
Turill, Cap* James Olliver, M r . John Faireweather, Cap* Elisha 
Huchinson Deacon Henery Allen & Capt. Thomas Brattle. 

The severall psons under written were aproved of to keepe pub- 
lique houses of entertainm*. and accordinly to be returned to the 
Conntie Court to be established. 

L*. John Smith to sell beere wine & stronge liquor by retayle. 

John Vyall, John Turn r . Cap*. W m . Write, John Winge Francis 
Hudson, Thomas Wheel 1 , to sell beere syd r . & wine. 

William Kent, John Keene, to keepe a kooke shop & sell beere 
wine & syd r . 

John Brooken Arth r . Kayne, Mary Castle widdowe to keepe a 
Cooke shop and sell penny beere by reta3*le Christoph 1 ", Crowe, 
Sam u . Nordon, Rob*. Cox, Thomas Sexton, Will. Norton, Tho. 
Bill, William Pollard, Nath. Bishopp, Andrew Neale, Elenor 
Phippaii} T , Rebecca Winsor, Constant Mattockes, Franks wid. 
Amey Whitwell, Pheby Blanton, Nicholas Wilmot, Clem* Grosse 
(provided y*. Samuell Bosworth drawe the beere) to sell beere & 
syder. 

John Sparry to sell Coffee Chocolatta & Syd r . by retayle 

Whereas in y* old Booke of Records fol. 81. there is an ord r . 
made 26. 2. 1647 prohibiting cuttinge of Turf in y e Comon but noe 
certain penaltie imposed on those that doe transgresse therein. It 
is now ord rd y* noe person whatsoever breake y e sord, digg or carry 
away any Turfe, or earth or clay on or belonginge to the Coinon, 
vnlesse it be at Fox hill, or the ridge of the hill betweene Winde- 
mill hill & Fox hill vpon the penaltie of 20 s . for euery transgression 
of this order. 

May 3. The Highway betweene Deacon Henery Aliens & Abell 
Porters land, is carryed downe to y e sea & staked out, to bo in 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1678. 119 

breadth 50 foot belowe the beach & from that highway another high 
way is la} T d out leadinge to ye Winde Mill poynt, of 50 foote in 
breadth vpon the beach. 

Widdowe Milton is aproued of [to] entertaine Inmates or 
sojorn. by the Selectmen. 

6 th May. At a meetinge of all the Select 

Whereas y e Honr d Councill by an ord r of the 2 d of this ins* hane 
ord rd and impowred the Select men to take care y* noe person or 
persons doe lay abroad either bed, beddinge or other clothes of 
any person y* hath latel} r hath had y e small pox about theire houses 
gardens highwayes & c . to the offence or prejudice of theire neighb rs . 
or others & that none hath or may have had the said disease goe 
abroad too soone. It is now ordered and all psons masters of 
families parence or others are hereby required not to lay out any 
such clothes, of such diseased people except it be in y e dead time 
of the night & in such place or places as shall be assigned them 
by the [114.] Selectmen as underwritten or the aprobation of 
W m Necdham, Rob* Williams or Thomas Varney who are hereby 
apoynted to inspect the same and that such clothes are carryed out 
of theire houses and brought home in the night. The place at y e 
north end of y e towne to be vpon the hill aboue Charlestowne 
Ferry ; & for y e rest Fort hill within the Fort. Centrie Hill, or be- 
tweene Windmill hill and Fox hill on y e Comon, It is further 
Ordered and all Masters of families parence and others are re- 
quired that noe such person as have had the said disease be suffred 
to goe abroad into the streete to the offence of any before they are 
throughlic well vpon the penaltie expressed in the foresaid order 
of the Generall Court. 

Constables ordered & instructions given them to set a watch euery 
night of 12 men accordinge to y e . said instructions. 

10 May 1678. The Highway betweene Mr Eliachim Huchinsons 
pasture & Theodore Atkisons docke or land was layd out by ye 
select men And is in breadth from Mr John Pooles gate post to the 
corn 1 " post of M r Theodore Atkisons fence aboue his ware house 
just crosse the high way 19 foot 3 inches, and from Mr Eliachim 
Huchinsons fence just cross the highway at the vper corn r of the 
docke to a stake there sett 28 foote and from said stake to the 
corner of the docke 4 foote. The bread of the docke at that uper 
end is 15 foote and all the land about the head of the Docke is to 
be left vnto the high wa}' for the vse and benefit of the towne. 

Wee Pambulat 1 " 8 . for y e towne of Bostone to run y e . line betweene 
Bostone & Linn did (w th M r . Lay ton, Cap*. Tho. Marshall M r . 
Ralph Kinge & others who came & mett us as peambulat rs . for 
Linn) on }' e . 16 th . day of Aprill 1678 and accordinge to an agrcem*. 
made betweene the two townes aforesaid w" 1 M r . Sam u . Beunet 
dated the 15 th of May 16G2 

Wee run a line Nor Nor west by y e . Compasse or needle w th . 
out allowinge anythinge for variation, w ch line is parralell to the 
line betwixt Bostone & Maiden as it had beene formerly run, from 
the midle of Brides brooke to a heape of stones upon p, rockc 



120 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

within Goodm Edmond's fence, from thence to Walnut tree marked 
on y 6 . one side B on y e . other side L. w h . tree hath a heape of 
stones at the roote of it, from thence to a heape of stones upon 
a little browe of a hill over against Goodm Georges house, w ch 
stones lyeth about 8 rod northed}* from a tree marked in y e . bough 
of it, w ch . bough hangs ov r . a rocke, from thence to a small blacke 
oake marked this day B on y e . one side L on the other side & a 
heape of stones about it, w* 11 . stands neere tbe path at the foote of 
the hill on the south side of y e . river before you come to the Scotch 
house & soe continueinge the line leavinge y e . Scotch house 
within Linn bounds & soe to a tree marked XXIII with stones 
about it, from thence to a tree marked XXIIII with stones 
about the roote, upon the side of a hill above an old corne feild 
and soe to a tree marked on the one side B on the other side L 
with a heape of stones about it, and soe to another tree marked on 
the one side B on the other side L with a heape of stones about it, 
and from thence to the corn r . bounds [115.] betwixt Bostone & 
Linn w ch . bound is also in Readinge line where we raised a heape 
of stones upon the side of a hill, w*. severall other markes in the 
foresaid line, this was agreed upon by all of us the pambulat. 
above s d . to be 3* e . bounds betwixt Bostone & Linn Towneships on 
y e . da}' & 3*eare first above written 
Linn Pambulat. agreed to this 

THOMAS LAUGHTON THOMAS BRATTLE 

THOMAS MARSHALL JOHN FAYRWEATH T . 

RALPH KINGE ELISHA HUCHINSON 

ANDREW MANSFIELD JOHN SMITH 

JOHN BURRALL 

27 May. At a meeting^ of L*. Daniell Turill Capt James Olliver 
M r John Faireweath r . Capt Elisha Huchinson Deacon Henery 
Allen, Capt Thomas Brattle & John Joyliffe. 

The Buryinge Place in y e comon is leased out to Mr. John 
Woodmansi3y for y e pasture of it for the terme of 21 yeares from 
this day vpon the consideration of y e charge of Fenceing he hath 
beene formerly at, and that duringe the said terme lie keepe the 
fence in good repaire & granted him 40 s out of his next rate or 
rates towards the charge he hath beene at for the late en large m* 
of the s d Buryinge place. 

1 st . June. It is agreed betweene y* select men & Ensigne Henery 
Phillips y 1 y e bounds of s d Phillips land in y* lane ouer against his 
stone house, run on a straight line from y e corn 1 " of his new house 
next 3' e pump to a stake now set downe where his corner post is to 
stand beinge in length eleaven foote and halfe & from y*. stake or 
post to the corner of John Keanes stable in s d lane on a straight 
line 20 foote. 

12 June. At a meetinge of L*. Daniell Turill, Capt. Elisha 
'Huchinson, Capt. Thomas Brattle & John Jo3"liffe. 

The High wa3 r before 3' e land formerty Cap* Sam 11 Skarlets next 
to Francis Hudsons ordered to be 2 rod in breadth 29 of March 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1678. 121 

1675. fol. 90. Is now layd out and ordered vpon the vper side 
thereof to run upon a straight line from the westerne corn r of 
Samson Shores house next the streete, to the Easterne corner of 
Francis Hudsons cow house, where his signe now hanges. 

Agreed with Thomas Atkins Carpenter to make a good & sub- 
stantiall wharfs & a slip therein of 8 foote broad to lead downe a 
horse without danger, betweene the wharfe of y e Widdowe Hett 
to the wharfe of James Nash, And to make the High way against 
the s d Wharfe suftitient and substaritiall & conformable to the other 
high wayes adjoyninge, to be all finished and completeded within 5 
monthes after the date hereof. 

And it is mutually agreed y* Cap* John Richards & Mr John 
Skarlet shall judge and determine whether the said worke be all 
snffitiently and substantially done accordinge to the true intent 
and meaninge hereof In consideration hereof the selectmen of 
Bostone for the time beinge shall allowe the said Atkins all 
Countrie or towne rates y* he or his heires or executors shall be 
rateable according to Law for 7 yeares to come 

[116.] It is agreed between Jeremiah Cushine & the select men 
of this towne that the said Cushine doth relinquish and giue vp to 
the towne forever all the land before his house that now lies open 
in Comon with the highway towards the inlardgement thereof. 
In consideration whereof the Selectmen have remited to him 7 
being his & Mr Condys towne & Countrie Rates for the}^eare 1677. 
and have promised to abate him his next towne rate what soeuer it 
ma}' or shall be in full satisfaction for the said land 

1 st July. At a meetinge of Capt. James Olliver M r . John Faire- 
weath r . Capt Elisha Huchinson Deacon Hener} r Allen Capt Tho. 
Brattle, John Joyliffe & L*. Daniell Turill. 

In answere to the desire of Francis East to haue recorded in 
this towne booke a tract or pcell of land, con*, about 3 acres 
bounded by ye land of Cap* Brattle on y e North, y e towne Comon 
ony e south, ye land of Nathaniel! Williams on ye west & of W m . 
Hawkins sen r Butch r on ye East, w ch was formerly a towne grant 
& noe record apeareinge, haueinge beene a longe time in y e pos- 
session of the said East, It is now Ordered, that for his satisfac- 
tion this record should be made thereof 

Michaell Martine is aproned of by the Selectmen to keepe a 
house of publique entertainm* and sell beere and S3'd r . by retayle 
if ye Hon rd Court shall be pleased to grant him licence to doe it. 

29 th . July. At a meeting of Capt. John Faireweath r . Capt Elisha 
Huchinson, Deacon Henery Allen Capt Thomas Brattle, John 
Joyliffe, L*. Daniell Turill & Capt. James Olliver. 

[In margin ''Persons returned to y e County Courts "] Daniell 
Welden Cart r seru* to llenerj' Ernes, not admitted into y e Colon}'. 
Ezechiell Fogg not admited into y e Colony & acused for too much 
Familiaritie with Mary Hawkins. 

William Mason Bricklayer, Charles Cleate Dancinge Master, 
Ceaser Wheeler his seru* Fidler all at John Smiths Butcher come 
from Virginia, & p George Joy said to be in the rebellion of 



122 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Nath 1 Bakon there. W m Hill Tayl r at John Winscoraes, Richard 
Dolinge Tayl r . at s d Winscomes. 

At a meetinge of the inhabitants of this towne upon lawfull 
warning Cap* John Richards was chosen Comissioner to joyne 
with the Selectmen to take a list of all male psons and valuation 
of estates rateable to the country by warrant from the Countrie 
Treasurer. 

It was Voted y* y e Select apoynt a time to call togeather the 
Inhabitants for the Election of another Constable in y e place 
and steede of Paul Batt, whome God hath beene pleased to remoue 
from amonge vs. 

There is a highway layed out at ye lower end of }'e land form- 
erlie belonginge to the late Mr Henery Bridgham, w ch highway is 
to be 14 foot in breadth to run vpon a straight line from a stake 
not set neere the head of }' e docke called M r Atkisons docke said 
Atkisons land beinge 27 foot wide betweene the 2 highwayes at the 
head of said docke and land, all the poynt or triangle of land 
above the head of the docke beinge layd into the highwayes and 
from said stake to run on a straight line as aforesayd 101 [117.] 
foote unto another stake now set downe 14 foote from a corner post 
of the said Bridghams land neere James Hills, which stake last 
mentioned stands 28 foote and halfe from the said docke by the 
highway side which leads into the docke & M r . Bridghams fence 
is to be sett in a straight line for the length of 101 foote afore- 
said. 

At a meetinge of y e inhabitants of Bostone for y c election of 
another Constable in y e place of Paul Batt deceased. M r Johi> 
Hayward scriven r was chosen for y e remaininge p te of the }'eare 

Libertie is granted to John Turner to set vp two steps before y 9 
dore of his house, neere y e Couion, dureinge the townes pleasure 
he pa}'inge 6 d p. ann. to the treasurer of the towne ; or three steps 
at the most. 

Alsoe granted to John Turner the priuelege of y e vse of y* 
well in y e Comon forrnerlie belonginge to y* Almes house he cleere- 
inge the s d well, stoneinge it & makeing it every way seruiceable & 
safe ; towards the charges whereof the towne is to allow him 
40 s . in mony. 

% 

26 August. At a meetinge of Capt Elisha Huchinson, Deacon 
Henery Allen, Capt. Thomas Brattle, John Joyliffe, L* Daniell 
TurelL Capt. James Olliver & Capt. John Faireweath 1 ". 

M r Paul Dudley Collect 1 " of the Customes in this port of Bostone, 
complaininge that Robert Orchard had receaued seuerall goods from 
England, had neglected to make any Entric & refused to produce 
an invoyce of them (being one Barrell, one bundle & one box, 
he receaued p Mr Boone y e 31 8t of January 1676. and 7 pcells 
he receaued p Cap' Packe Aug' 14 1678) The s d M r Dudley desired 
the Assistance of the select men of this towne to rate the s d Orchard 
for the said Goods accordinge to theire best discretion, as the 
lawe directs And the s d Collect 1 " with the Select men doe accordinge 
to the lawe rate the s d Orchard to pay to the Collector 10. in 
mony for Cnstome of the said Goods. 



BOSTON TOWN EECOKDS, 1678. 123 

2 Sept. At a meetinge of the freemen of Bostone upon lawful 1 
warninge for y e . election of 7 Commission, for the yeare ensueinge 
were chosen as followeth 

(Comissioners chosen. In margin.) 

Capt Thomas Brattle, M r . Humphrey Davie, John Jo}*liffe, M r . 
Anthony Stoddard, Cap 4 . John Richards, Maj r . Tho. Savage Capt 
Elisha Huchinson. 

3 Sep*. *Warrent beinge granted to y e . Constable by y e 
Selectmen & Collect 1 , of y e Customes to leavie upon y e estate of 
Rob*. Orchard 10 lb rated as in y e . order foregoinge, the Constable 
made his returne on y e . s d warrant as followeth. 

Wee beinge called by Nath a . Byfield Constable to apprise a 
pcell of Beau r y* lay in Mr Robert Orchards shopp doe value 13 
skins y* 19 ld . to be worth in mony 10 ld . This 3 d . day of Septemb r . 
1678. By vs, Steephen Burton, Edward Bromfeild, Joseph Dauis. 

[118.] Sep* 30 th . At a meetinge of Deacon Henery Allen, 
Capt Tho. Brattle, John Joyliffe, IA Daniell Turill Capt James 
Olliyer Capt John Faireweatlr". & Capt. Elisha Huchinson. 

Edward Dauis & Peter Warren were apoynted Bell men to walke 
ever}' night about the towne accordinge to former orders. 

Oct r 28 th . At a meeting of Capt Tho. Brattle, John Joyliffe, L*. 
Daniell Turill, Capt James Olliver, Capt John Faireweath r . Cap*. 
Elisha Huchinson, Deacon Allen 

Ordered The seuerall psons following to be returned to the 
Countie Court, George Wardn r . Coatch maker not admitted into y e 
Colony, Nichelas Wardn r Tobacconist who sayd he will stay in the 
towne in despite of any or complaine to England ; Thomas Dauis 
blksmith that hath a wife & family at Metfield, remoues from place 
to place Idleinge about y e towne & knowne to be aTheife ; Richard 
TayF at John Lowells hath a wife & child come from Barbad . not 
admited into y e Colony. George Sigsworth Bricklayer, John 
Bingham Goldsmith, Rich d Treeby Taylor, not admitted into y e 
Colony. 

As an addition or further explanation of the deed or grant of 
the flatts unto the propriet. that have built or are to build the 
wall or wharfe on part of w ch . flatts the wall or wharfes now stand, 
it beinge put toy 6 , vote amonge the selectmen of this towne whether 
y e southernmost p te . of Cap*. Skarlets wharfe (formerly soe called) 
is ment & understood to be the northerne or notherlie bounds 
thereof and the sconce to be y e . southerne or sotherlie bounds 
thereof, and from those two places aforesaid, lines to be run, the 
necrest or shortest cutt into the chanell before the towne, and the 
chanell to be y e easterne bounds or easterlie bounds & the westerne 
or westerly bounds to be 100 foote without the hon rd . Govern' 
Leverets & M r . William Alfords wharfes proportianable as is in 
y e . deed or first grant expressed folio 81. It was voted in the 
affirmative 

25 Novemb*. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, L*. Daniell Turili 



124 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Capt James Olliver, Capt John Faireweath r . Capt Elisha Huchin- 
son & Capt Thomas Brattle 

Whereas complaint is made to the Select men y* there is lately 
taken vp a custome in this towne, of digginge graues & makeinge 
Coffins vpon the Lords day without an}' vrgent occasion or neces- 
eitie thereof to the prophanation of that day 

It is hereby ordered That none henceforth digg any graue, or 
make any Coffine vpon the Lords day with out the aprobation or 
allowance of two of y e selectmen of this towne, vpon the penaltie 
of 20 s . for euery such transgression. 

It is Ordered y* those y* keepe Herce clothes to let out for 
Funeralls shall not require aboue G d for the hire of any one cloth 
for one funerall vpon penaltie of. 

[119.] Whereas there is a complaint made to the selectmen 
of Bostone of some obstructions in the highwaj-es which lie through 
the marshes of Mudd} 7 Riuer by reason of some fences & ditches 
y*. are made by Serg*. Thomas Gardner & M r . John White Sen r ., 
the Selectmen veiueinge the s d . wayes & consideringe the premisses 
doe order that the wayes through the s d . marshes doe remaine as 
formerlie the}' have beene layd out or improved or made use of, 
for cartinge by the propriet. of y e . s d . marshes and that all 
obstructions be removed y*. hinders the passage of any propriet. 
or others passinge carting or carry inge anything in the s d . high- 
wayes and that noe person carry of any hay or other thinge by 
cart or sled from s d . marshes except it be done in }' e . monethes of 
Decemb r . January or February whereby to damage any propriet. 
or other pson without leave first obtained from y e . propriet". vpon 
y e . penaltie of 20 shillings for any or every such offence and to 
pay or satisfie all persons for damages they shall stistaine thereby 

Whereas the Towne of Bostone or propriet. of y e Comon 
lands belonging to it, haue one acre and about a quarter of 
Land by computation belonginge to them within the fence of Vriah 
Clarke at Mudd} T riner neere his house, w ch land ioynes vnto y e 
Land of John W inchest 1 ". And whereas the highwa}' leads through 
the Land of Orphant Children of Joseph Buckmaster, It is agreed 
and concluded by y e Selectmen of Bostone y* those concerned for 
ye s d Orphants shall take in the present highway y* leads through 
theire Land to be and remaine to the s d Orphants & theire heires 
foreuer, & that the High way shall now be layd out by the fence 
of the s d John Winchester through y e said land belonginge to the 
fore s d proprietors or towne of Boston, to be 4 Rod broade, & from 
thence through the land of Vriah Clarke vnto the present high way, 
which said highway is to be made good and suffitient by said Vriah 
Clarke and s d . Clarke is to bringe to Boston and deliver to Cap* 
Thomas Brattle or his order 2 load of good wood, Alsoe the said 
Vriah Clarke is to have the remainder of said Acre and quarter of 
land exceptinge the new wa}' layd out, (which is to remaine to the 
townes use) for which he is to give to the towne or s d . proprietors 1 
acre of land in some convenient place jo3^ninge to the comon land 
at Mudd}' River provided the proprietors consent hereto otherwise 
the remainder of the said acre and quarter of land within said 
fence and the said highway is to be left open and to remain*, to the 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1678. 125 

proprietors and then the said Uriah Clarke to be allowed for his 2 
load of wood out of his rates. 

10 Dec r . At a meetinge of the Selectmen b}^ virtue of an ord* 
receaued from y e Generall Court dated the 2 d of Oct r 1G78 to 
apoynt and impowre meete persons to inquire into the defects of 
those that are behinde in theire paj'mt 8 of theire subscriptions to 
the Colledge & to demand & receaue the same, The Selectmen 
doe apoynt Thomas Dewer & Ephraim Serle to y* worke for the 
subscriptions taken by the Officers and others of the first Church 
in Bostone, Mr John Cony & W m Coleinan for the second Church, 
And L* Theophilus Fraiiy & James Hill for said subscriptions 
taken by the officers of the third church. 

[l^O.] A Rate was comitted to the Constables in Boston by 
one jo\'nt warrant for the collectinge of the sume of 753 ld . 18 s . of 
which mon}^ for 3 Countrie Rates by warrant from \he 
Treasurer of y e Countrie & y* sume 252 ld . 6 s . for the occasions of 
the towne. 

And To the Constable of Rumny Marsh for the collectinge of 40 ld . 
14". for y e Countrie & 13 ld . lls. 4d. for a Towne rate, all amount- 
ingc to 10G0 ld . 9 9 . 4 d . 

Alsoe to the Constable of Muddy Riuer for the collectinge of 
37 ld . 3 s . 6 d . for three rates for the Countrie and 12 ld . 7. 10. for one 
rate for y e towne. 

27 th of Jany. At a meetinge of Cap*. John Fairweath r . Cap*. 
Elisha Huchinson, Deacon Henery Allen, Capt Tho. Brattle, John 
Joyliffe, L'. Daniell Turill, Capt. James Olliver 

The several psons folio winge were ord rd to be returned to the 
Countie Court,, viz 1 . Henery Sharpe Carpenter at John Whalies 
Alexander Callman shoemaker a Quaker y 1 came into y e 3 d Meetinge 
house in a blood}' coate & now keepes a shop at T3'mothy Batts 
house, Jacob Cueres a glasier y* came from Yorke, hath beene 
half a yeare at y e trade & worke for himselfe at y e trade. 

Thomas Blackford at Dauid Addams not admitted into 
y e Colon}', Peter Choke wine Coop reported to be of vitious con- 
versation & not admitted into y e Colony. 

In case of Fire in y e towne where there is occation to make vse 
of ye Engine lately come from England, Thomas Atkins Carpenter 
is desired & doth ingage to take care of the Manageinge of the 
s d Engine in y* worke intended & secure it y e best he can from 
damage & hath made choyce of y e seuerall psons followinge to be 
his Assistants which are aproved of and are promised to bo paid 
for theire paines about the worke. The persons are Obediah Gill, 
John Raynsford, John Barnard, Thomas Elbridge, Arth r Smith, 
John Mills, Caleb Rawlins, John Wakefield, Sam 11 Greenwood, 
Edward Mortim r , Thomas Barnard, George Hobinson. 

The wife of Thomas Hawkins (the select men consideringe the 
necessitie & weake condition of her Husband) is aproued of to 
sell wine & stronge water by retayle, if the Hon" 1 Countie Court 
shall be pleased to grant her licence to doe it. 



126 Crnr DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Coppie of an ore? giuen John Merriam by y e worsp? Deputy 
Gouern r to Free y towne of charge by Thomas Batts child. 

Mr Merriam you may dd. the wearinge aparell of Tho : Batts 
wifcs, to Mr Benjamine, accordinge to the order of the Councill 
1 * instant he takeinge the child & freeinge the towne from after 
charge w^ it dated 15 Feb. 1678. 

SYMON BROADSTREETE Dep. Gou r . 

Feb 24 th . At a meetinge of Capt. Elisha Huchinson, Deacon 
lien Allen, Capt. Thomas Brattle, John Joyliffe, IA Daniell 
Tin-ill, Capt. James Olliver & Capt. John Faireweath r . 

\V m Obison Tann r is fined 20 s . for entertaininge of Thomas 
Rurany come from Marblehead p d . to Lt Daniell Turill. 



167f 3 March At a meetinge of the freemen of 
Bostone were chosen Deputies for the Generall Court Mr Anthony 
Stoddard & Capt John Richards for the yeare ensncinge Capt 
John Richards was chosen Commiss r to receave the votes for nomi- 
nation of Magistrates & a Countie Treasurer which were this da} r 
brought in and dd to him accordinge to lawe. At a meetinge of 
the selectmen the same day It is ordered that warrant be given to 
a Constable to leauie by distresse vpon y e estate of Alexand r Cai- 
man shoomaker the sume of 20". for openinge of a shop in y e towne 
contrary to an Order thereof, w ch was done by Jabesh Salter Con- 
stable, who distrained Fiue of shooes, aprized by Sydrak Simson 
& John Meriam at 20 8 . 

Giuen a warrant to ye Constable to leauie 2 s . vpon Francis 
Cooke for ridinge in his cart through y e streete. 

10 th of March At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of this 
town upon lawfull warninge for election of officers for the yeare 
ensuring were chosen as foloweth 

Moderatour Major Thomas Sauage. for the yeare ensueinge 

Selectmen. Capt Thomas Brattle, IA Daniell Turill, John 
Joyliffe, Cap 1 Elisha Huchinson Cap* John Faireweath r . IA 
Theophilus Frarey, Deacon Henery Allen. 

Constables for Bostone : Daniell Tnrill Jnn r , Mr. Nath 1 Olliner, 
John Raynsford, W m Gilbert, Mr Richard Buckley, Ephraim 
Serle, W ra Gibson, Sam u Hough. 

Constable of Rnmny Marsh Jeremiah Belchard. 

Constable of Muddy Riuer. Thomas Bo}*lstone. 

Clarkes of y e Markett. Mr John Skarlett, Joseph Bridgham, 
Thomas Walker, 8am 11 Sendall. 

Suvey" of High wayes for Bostone. Isaack Goose, Henery 
Ernes, Thomas Blith sen r . Moses Payne. 

Surveyor for Rnmny Marsh Sam u Townesend. 

Surve}'ors for Muddy Riuer Joseph White, John Winchester, 
Jun r . 

Sealers of Leather John Meriam sen r , John Atwood, Benj 
Emans. 

Water Bayliffes W m Holwell & W m Coleman. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 167-}. 127 

Packers of Flesh & Fish John Densdall & William Densdall 

Measurer of salt Francis Hudson. 

Scavengers Thomas Baker sen r . W m Pickeram, John Serjeant. 

HOGG REEUES, John Howen, John Dawcs, Joseph Gridley, W ra 
Towers, John Nash, Thomas Beauis, Thomas Shepcott, John 
Tucker. 

Towne Cr}'ers John Tucker, John Howen. 

To inspect Corders of Wood refcrd to the Selectmen. 

Voted that the Select men gratifie the scatiengers for cleereinge 
the streetes, and takinge care that th^, Towne orders for keeping 
them cleare be du\y observed. Voted, y* the penall Ord of the 
towne be reuised by the Select men & printed for ye townes vse. 

Pavinge of the streetes respited. 

Selectmens instructions formerlie given, to be continued. 

A Free Schoole to teach the Children of poore people refered to 
y e select men. 

James Whetcombe Motion, for ye reuersion of his land at y* 
Docke referd y e next Meetinge. 



lC>7f 10 th . of March At a meetinge of Capt. Tho. 
Brattle, Lt. Daniell Turill, John Joyliffe, Capt. Elisha Huchinson, 
Lt. Theophilus Frarie & Deacon Henery Allen were chosen 

Recorder John Joyliffe 

Treasurer Cap* Thomas Brattle. 

Sealer of Waights & Measures Cap* Elisha Huchinson. 

CulP 8 of pipe staues Sam 11 Mattocke, George Borrell. 

Corders of Wood Percie Clarke, William Browne, Benjamine 
Smith, Gaudy James, Lawrence Willis, Sam u Davis, sen r . Abra- 
ham Busby, William Hamline, Henery Largine, Joseph Gridley, 
William Middleton, William Parham, and James Dennis. 

Ouerseers of Corders of wood Mr James Whetcombe, Arth r 
Mason, Sam 11 Sendall, John Cony, John Bull. 

Perambulators for Muddy Riuer w th Roxbur} T & Cambridge, 
Deas. Jacob Eliott, John White, Jun r Thomas Gardner Jun r Mr 
John Vsher, Mr Benj n Dauis, Mr Sam 11 Seywall, who vpon the 15 th 
clay of Aprill next, are to meetewith those sent from Cambridge at, 
Symon Gates his house at nine of the clock in ye forenoone And 
with those of Roxberrie at two of the clocke, in y e afternoone at 3'* 
bounds corner where Bostone, Roxbury & Cambridge meete. 

March 20 th . At a meete of Capt Tho. Brattle, L*. Daniell Tur- 
ill, John Jo}-liffe, Capt. Elisha Huchinson, L*. Theophilus Frary 

Ordered that a Warrant be granted to the Constable to leavie by 
wny of distresse upon the estate of Alexander Caiman Shoemaker 
for kecpinge open a Shop contrary to a Towne order 20 s . 

Alsoe a wan-ant to leauy vpon the Estate of Robert Sedgwicke 
20 s for entertaineinge of Thomas Leachfeild contrary to a towne 
order. 

At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon lawfnll warri- 
inge for choyce of Jurymen for the Countie Court and publishinge 
the names of such as were to be in nomination for Majestrates at 
the next Court of Election It is voted 1'.* That there a Comittec 



128 CITY DOCUMENT No 50. 

chosen to draw up instructions for the Deputies of the General! 
Court on the behalfe of the towne. 

2 nd . It was voted y* Elder Edward Raynsforcl, Major Thomas 
Sauage, Mr 83' in on Linde, Mr John Safline with the present Select- 
men of this towne be a Comittee to drawe such Instructions for the 
Deputies as they judge meete and necessary for them to attend 
and to present them to the freemen for theire aprobation before the 
Court of Election. 

1G79 Aprill 28 th . The several! psons underwritten were ordered 
to be returned to the Court viz*. Daniell Cattle, Thomas Rider Mil- 
lar, Tho: Litchfeild & his Family come from Dorchester, John 
Rix blacksmith, came from Pascataqua, John Corps, Cooper, per- 
sons formcrlie returned to the Court but remaine still in the towne, 
returned to the Court. 

Tho. Davis Blksmith of Metfeild, Alexander Caiman, Shoo- 
maker, Peter Chucke wine coop. 

[123.] 1679 Aprill 28 th . At a meetinge of L*. Daniell Tu- 
rill, John Joyliffe, Cap*. Elisha Huchinson Capt John Faireweath* 
L*. Theophilus Frary, Deacon Henery Allen, & Cap* Thomas 
Brattle. The seuerall persons vnderwritten are approued of by 
the Selectmen of Bostone to keepe publique houses of entertainm* 
& to be returned to the Countie Court for theire licence to doe it. 

L*. John Smith to sell wine 'beere cyder & stronge waters by 
retayle at Wenesemet. 

Capt William Hudson, John Turner, John Vyall Jun 1 . John 
Winge, Capt William Wright, Thomas Wheeler, Francis Hudson, 
all 7 to sell wine beere & cyder by retayle 

William Kent & John Keene to keepe Cookes shops and to sell 
wine beere & cyder. 

Robert Cox,' Thomas Sexton, William Norton, Tho. Bill, W m . 
Pollard, Nath a . Bishop, Andrew Neale, Rebecca Winsor Nich 8 . 
Wilmott, Michaell Martine, Pheby Branton, Jno. Bull, Widdow 
Frankes, if Samnell Bosworth keepe her house, all 13 allowed to 
sell stronge beere & cyder. 

John Sparr3 r to sell Coffee, Chuchaletto & C3*der. 

May 1 st . Widdow Ward 1 , she puttinge a man to the satisfaction 
of y e Court, to sell beere & cyd r . &c. 

2 d . Arth r Keayne to sell stronge beere & Cyd r , his wife pmising 
to remoue theire habitation further from 3' e Meetinge house. 

9 th . The Constables of this towne were ordered to sett a watch 
euerie night of 12 men beside y e Constable or his Deputie till 
farther oixH and to observe the instructions given them for the 
well regulateinge thereof, accordinge to those given the former 
Constables the last yeare. 

15. Jane Barnard widdow is aproued of to keepe a house of 
publique entertainm*. & to sell beere & Cyd r by retayle. 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1679. 129 

22. Thomas Bill is aproned to sell wine by reta\*le as an addi- 
tion to his former grant of beere & Cyd r for the yeare ensueinge 
vpon the consideration of his rentinge of the house of Mrs Mary 
Lake for that purpose. 

June 30 th . At a meetinge of Capt. John Faireweath*. Capt. Eli- 
sha Huchinson, L*. Theophilus Frary, Deacon Henery Allen, Capt. 
Tho. Brattle, L*. Daniell Turill & John Joyliffe 

The Land belonginge to Thomas Baker & David Kelty lyinge 
next the sea & belowe the highway leading to John V^yalls is 
bounded southerlie bj* the land formerly belonginge to Cap* Sam 1 
Skarlet, northerlie by the land of M ra Hanniford, as by theiro 
deeds and as now measured out is 40 foote in breadth neerest 
North & South. 

Granted to Joshua Gee the vse and libertie of the slip adjoyn- 
inge to Joseph Cocks warehouse & his father Peter Gees house 
from the 25 th of Oct r next the space of 30 yeares, he payinge for 
paueinge. the streete or highway about it & keepeing in it in good 
repaire dureinge the time. That is, it is let to Joshua for the 
vse of his father Peter Gee & he is to pave & keepe in good repaire 
halfe the streete betweene him & Goodman Sweetes house, likewise 
before the slip. 

[124.] Whereas complaint was made to the Select men by 
Isaoke Goose that the Fence betweene the said Goose & the land 
belonginge to the estate of Anthony Harker deceased wasinsuffitient, 
At the request of the said Goose the said fence was veiued by 
Deacon Henery Allen, John Faireweath r & Theophilus Frary who 
found the same insuffltient. It was therefore agreed betweene 
them and the said Goose that he should make up a suffltent fence 
betweene his and the said Harkers land and that the land of said 
Harker should stand obliged and be responsable to the said Goose 
to repay that p te . of the charge of the fenciuge that did belonge to 
it when the land was disposed of. 

30 June. Libertie is granted to John Brooken to keepe a house 
of publique entertainm* and to sell beere and Cyder by retayle if 
the hon d . Countie Court shall be pleased to grant him a licence to 
doe it. 

7 July. At a meetinge of the inhabitants of Bostone vpon law- 
full warninge for the election of a Constable in the place & steede 
of M r . Sam 11 Hough deceased, Asaph Elliott was chosen to that 
office for the remaineinge p te . of this }'eare. 

28 th July. At a meetinge of Capt Elisha Huchinson, L*. The- 
ophilus Frary, Deacon Henery [Allen] L*. Daniel Turill, John 
Joyliffe, Capt. John Faireweuth'. 

Granted Benj a Thwinge libertie to lay Timber vpon the wast land 
vpon the side of the hill belowe Mr Cottons land for one yeare he 
paying 3 8 in mony to the Treasurer of the towne. 

The several I folio winge were ordered to be returned to the Coun- 
tie Court with a caution for securitie of the towne. W ra Bryan, 



130 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

seru* to Cap* W m Hudson, Richard Johnson Carpenter at widdow 
Phippanys, Nicho. Sbepheard Butch' at John Ruggles, W m Ray- 
mant at Tho. Beauis Tobacconist, Alexand r Johnson, at Widdow 
Longs or in prison, Susanna Goodwine came from Salisbury at 
Tho: Kembles, Thomas Burrowes at James Robinson, Peter 
Twist at Peter Egertons, Thomas Swetman at Rob 4 Peggies. 

18 th August. At a meetinge of the inhabitants of this towne by 
warrant of the Countrie Treasurer for ehoyce of a Commission 1 " to 
take a list of psons & estimation of estate. 

Ctip* James Olliuer was chosen for that service. At the same 
meetinge by warrant from the hon d . Countie Court for election of 
a Clarke of the Writts Mr Nathaniell Barnes was made ehoyce of. 

Voted alsoe that a Cornittee be chosen to joj'iie w 01 y e selectmen 
of this towne to consider of and propose to the towne what may be 
expedient for the safetie of the towne & preuentinge of fire and 
the psons chosen for that Comittee were as followeth Capt John 
Richards, Doct Elisha Cooke, Cap* John Wally, Cap* Daniell 
Hinksman, Mr James Whetcombe, Mr John Vsher. 

[125.] Ordered that the Comission re & Selectmen of this 
towne moue to the Council 3'* they would be pleased to prohibit 
the transportation of bords and other buildinge timber out of the 
Colony for a time in regard of y e townes occasions thereof being 
layd wast by y e late fire. 

Whereas the Inhabitants of this towne at a publique meetinge 
vpon the 9 th March 1662-3 did order the Selectmen to lay a pl.e of 
ground out of the wast land to James Burgis to set a house vpon, 
w ch was done the 27 th of Aprill, 1663 accordinge to a record 
thereof in this booke folio B. Now vpon the motion and ernest 
request of Lida the Relict & Executrix to the estate of the said 
James Burgis deceased (now the wife of John Smith) The said 
lands then layd out to James Burgis deceased, is now granted and 
confirmed to James Burgis the sonn of y e afores d James deceased 
and to his heires and assignes for the terme of 40 3~eares next 
ensueinge the date hereof and con*, as now measured 42 foote in 
breadth at each end from east to west 47 foote in length next the 
waters side and 52 foote next the lane north and south beside which 
there is 2 foote at the north end which the house stands on belong- 
inge to the highway leadinge to the waters side east and west from 
which the house is to be removed when rebuilt or ground called pro- 
vided the said James Burgis pay to the treasurer of the towne of 
Bostone for the time beinge the sum of 5 s . in mony j'earely at or 
upon the 1 st . da} T of September duringe the said tearme of 40 3*eares 
and is vpon consideration of 10 ld in mony & a pcell of land sould 
and dd to the s d John Smith & Lydia his wife, for the vse of her 
& the rest of her Children, accordinge to a deed of sale now signed 
& settled for y* purpose by the s d James Burgis & Sarah his wife 
dated the 19 th . of Aug* 1679. 

Ang 28 th . Granted and la3 T d out to Benj n Emons a strip f 
Land at y e end of his house, con*. 9 foote from the corner of his 



BOSTON TOWN KECOEDS, 1679. 131 

house towards the South west and frontinge to the streete that 
leads towards William Dawes his house 7 foote and halfe backe and 
thence on a straight line to a post neare the other corner of his 
house 

29 th . Aug. At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of Bostone 
Whereas at a publique meetinge the 18 th instant Capt James Olliuer 
was chosen a Comissioner for the towne to joyne with the Select- 
men to take a list of all male persons and estimation of all estates 
& hath si nee desired to be excused from that seruice at this meet- 
inge ; Capt John Richards is made choyse of for that worke in 
Cap 1 Olliuers steed and place. 

In complyanc with an order of this towne 11 th of March 167172 
to treate with Eliakim Huchinson about some proposalls ot his 
concerninge the docke the Selectmen have had several! treaties 
with the said Huchinson about it and upon the 15th of [126.] 
September 1677, came to this result and agreement (if the towne 
aproved of and confirmed the same) viz*, that M r . Eliachim Huch- 
inson shall have and enjo}" the reversion of that p te . of the docke 
bounded with the warehouse and wharfe of M r . John Woodmansey 
on the north and the warehouse of Edward Sheppen on the South 
oon 1 . towards the sea 63 foote with the flats before it (in propor- 
tion of others of the neighb'hood) and towards the docke on each 
side of Capt. William Davis land about 56 foote which is now 
granted to the said Huchinson and his heires and assign es forever 
he or the}' pa}'inge to the Treasurer of this towne for the time 
beinge the sume of 10 9 . yearlie upon the 1 st . day of September for 
the use of the towne 

29 th . Aug. At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants upon law- 
full vvarninge, the agreem*. foregoinge was aproued of, voted & 
confirmed to s d . Huchinson & his assignes. 

At a meetinge of the freemen the same day warned for the 
choyce of Comission 18 . for the towne were chosen as followeth viz 1 . 

Cap* Thomas Brattle, John Joj'liffe, Cap* John Richards, Mr 
Anth. Stoddard, Cap 1 Elisha Huchinson, Maj r . Thomas Savage, 
Cap'Jn . Hull. 

22 Aug. At a meetinge of y 6 comittee of the Militia Commission- 
ers Selectmen & a Comittee chosen at a publique towne meetinge 
to joyne with the Selectmen & approved of at a generall meetinge 
of the inhabitants this 29 th . day. 

Ordered that the watch of this towne shall from Tuesday (26 th 
ins 1 ) be kept by the 8 foot Com [panys] each one in theire owne quar- 
ters or wards of y e towne and that the Gards in each Ward be 
ordered by the Comissioned officers of the respective Companies 
who are soe to modell theire Souldiers that a proportionable num- 
ber of carefull men be on the Gard every night. That untill fur- 
ther order there watch each night ; of Major Thomas Clarkes 
Company 6 men, of Major Thomas Saueages 6, Cap*. James 
Olliuers 5, Cap* W m Hudson, 6 and 2 at the powder store, Cap 1 
Dan 11 . Ilincksmans 5, Cap* John Richards 6, Cap 1 John Hull 5, & 



132 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

one at the powder store, and of Cap* Humphrey Dauies Comp 7 5 
men. Likewise that the Selectmen provide a fitt man to ward at 
the powder store from the breakinge up of the watch to the set- 
tinge thereof. That all watch in theire owne persons and every 
one who by law are to finde armes are to watch. 

That the Towne be devided into 4 quarters, each one to consist 
of two wards, & that there be lodged in each quarter 4 Barrels of 
powder & 6 hand engins & 2 Crookes in each ward which the 
Selectmen are hereby ordered to provide. 

[127.] That the followinge persons take care and dispose of 
premises in theire respectiue quarters viz 4 , in the North quarter con tg 
Major Clarkes & Cape Richards Com a . Major ^Thomas Clarke, 
Capt John Richards, Capt Elisha Huchinson, & Capt Daniell 
Hinksman. 

The Conduit quart 1 con* Major Tho: Sauage & Cap* Hinksmans 
Comp a . Mr W m Taylor, Lt Daniell Turill, Mr Christopher Clarke 
& Lt Anthony Chickley. 

The Center quart r cont g Capt Olliuers & Capt Dauis Comp a , 
Major Thomas Sauage, Mr Anthony Stoddard, Capt Thomas 
Brattle & Mr Elisha Cooke. 

The South quart 1 con* Cap* Hudsons & Cap* Hulls Comp a , John 
Joyliffe, Cap* John Hull, Cap* John Faireweather, Cap* John Wally. 

And that s d psons or any two of them shall (in case of fire) order 
the blowinge vp or pulling downe of houses in any of the quarters, 
and apoynt fit psons who togeath r with the Constables of each 
quarter shall be thereabout imployed, not excludinge any superiour. 
powre if present. 

9 th Sep*. At a meetinge of y e hon d . Gouern r . & y e rest of y e . 
Militia Comission 3 " 8 . Selectmen & Comittee apoynted to joyne w th 
them It was ordered 

That in every quarter of y e towne there be 20 Bucketts prouided 
at y e Towne charge, comited to the psons that are to take care of 
the powder as above alsoe 20 swobes, 2 scoopes & 6 Axes. 

That every family shall be ordered by the Selectmen to have a 
proportion of Buckets swobbs and scoopes accordinge to theire 
estates and that each master of the familie provide the same within 
3 moneths after publication upon penaltie of doble the value of 
what is wantinge accordinge to this order. 

That the Selectmen collect all the towne orders relateinge to fire 
in order to the haueinge them pused and printed 

That Mr Isack Addington & John Joyliffe p[er]use & put the 
foregoeinge in a right methode fit for the presse togeather with all 
former orders relateing to fire. 

That 16 men (two out of each Company) doe ward in y e towne 
euery Sabbath day, one of w ch is to be on y e Top of each Meetinge 
house, to looke abroad for preuentinge spreadinge of fire y* may 
breake out. 

The valuation of Estates in this towne was taken by Capt John 
Richards Comissioner and the Selectmen and dd to the said Comis- 
sioner amounting to 1 7o ld . 3 s . 2 d . 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1679. 133 

At a meetinge of y*. freemen y e . 29 of Aug. M r . Anthony 
Stoddard & Capt John Richards Deputies of y e . Generall Court 
made a returne of what was comited to them by theire instructions 
to promote at y e . s d . Court for y e . towne and then it was rccomended 
to y e . s d . Deputies by y e . freemen y*. at next session of y e . 
Generall court they againe move & presse y e 5 th . Article in their 
instructions concerninge the augmentation of Deputies of this 
towne in s d . Court [128.] and the 16 th . Article concerninge 
strangers cominge into & residinge in y e . towne without the apro- 
bation of y e . Selectmen be againe presented to be considered of 
b}* the Court beinge very prejuditiall to y e . towne as now it is. 

Accord inge to a vote of the freemen of this towne the 20 th of 
March 167| the Comitee & Selectmen apoynted to drawe up 
instructions for the Depeties of y e . Generall Court presented these 
followinge instructions at a meetinge of the said freemen the 26 th 
of May 1679 w ch . were then read & aproved of. 

1. That endeavers of peace & unitie be attended and noe 
controversall disputes moved, it beinge at time to unite. 

2. That in all matters of judicature wherein you may be called 
to give yo r vote you assume noe arbitrary powre but preserve our 
knowne & established lawes for yo r direction therein exceptinge in 
matters of meere grace & fav r wherein you may abate of y e . 
rigour of the la we accordinge to yo r discretion. 

3. That in the exercise of yo r legislative powre you have 
respect to the Charter or Patent & that you make noe law or ord* 
repugnant to the same. 

4. That in all matters y*. may come under yo r . consideration 
you passe nothing y*. may in y e . least measure infringe our liberties 
or privelidges in any nature or kinde whether civill or eclesiasticall 
granted by Charter. 

5. That whereas the nomber of freemen in this towne of 
Bostone are much enlarged, that wee may have deputies propor- 
tionable thereunto, or at least to our nomber of Churches. 

6. That waights & measures may be considered of accordinge 
fco what was presented to the Generall Court the last 3*eare, and 
y*. our drie measures may be made in depth not above half the 
diameter. 

7. That whereas there may be more use of bricks then formerlie, 
the lawe relatinge to t}'les may extend alsoe to bricks, as to the 
earth they are made of & y*. not tempered with salt or brackish 
water. That alsoe a size may be apoynted & theire molds to be 
shod. 

8. That the lawe respectinge booke debts may be repealed. 

9. That some order may be taken concerninge regulateinge 
Buildings in the respective townes, that by scatteringe they expose 
not themselves to the crueltie of the natives or by theire narrow 
streetes to the danger of fire. 

10. That the mony stampt in y e . collony may be made some- 
thinge lesse, that the carryinge it out may be prevented & y*. 
bringinge in of Bullion ma} T be incouraged. 

11. That it be desired that the companyes of this towne of 
Bostone ma}* be made a regiment. 



134 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

12. That care may be take y*. all wares made of pewt r . or silver 
whether brought to the countrie or made here and exposed to sale 
m&y be of y e . just alloy. 

13. That y e . lawes concerninge ecclesiasticall meetings may be 
revised & reinforced. 

[129.] 14. That some meete & orderlie course may be taken 
for the removeall of y e . Easterne people y*. doe not belonge to this 
towne. 

15. That some provision ma}* be made y*. strangers admitted 
into the collonj* may not be forced upon this towne without consent 
of the Selectmen unlesse they give securitie as well for theire 
good behaviour as secureing the towne from charge. 

16. That the Gentlemen y e . Deputies for this towne be pleased 
to make a returne of what shall be done in the premises at y e . end 
of each session. 

The foregoinge instructions were subscribed by the comittee & 
Selectmen & delivered to the Deputies. 

At a rneetinge of the freemen of this towne y*. 29 th . of August 
1679 upon hearinge the returne our Deputies for y e . Generall Court 
made in answere to our instructions given them It was voted y*. 
some of the same Instructions again be presented to a further & 
more serious consideration with the waight of the followinge 
arguments at v e next session of y e Geuerall Court. 

1. That wee may haue Deputies in the Generall Court, propor- 
tionable to our Nomb r of Freemen at least to our Nomb r of 
Churches. 

Objection. That y* Cittie of London hath but 4 Burgesses 
to y' greate Cittie, w 011 by y* rule beares noe proportion with lesser 
Townes. 

Auswere The priuiledges & imunities w ch the Cittie of London 
peculiarlie enjoys either as they are a Corperation or otherwise is 
such y* they are in a capacitie to helpe themselues, and secure 
thoire interest, both respecting suppression of vice, incouragem* of 
virtue and aduancem* of Trade, w 011 if the like priuiledge or some 
thinge equivolent, may be granted to the towne of Bostone will be 
duely and thankfully acknowledged. 

2 ly . Our Charter make y e Gouern r & Company (w ch are the Free- 
men) to be }*e Generall Court to make Lawes &c. And our Towne 
consistinge of, not onely a fair greater Nomber of Freemen, then 
any other Towue in the Collony, but alsoe of more Churches, Wee 
thinke our selues depriued of our pattent right, if wee shall still 
be den3'ed a proportion of Deputies to our Freemen. 

3 lie . By our Lawes euery Deputie in Generall Court represents 
but 10 Freemen because euery Towne that haue aboue 10 Freemen 
may send a Deputie and euery towne y* haue 20 may send 2 
Deputies (& noe Towne more then two) soey* all the Freemen in 
each Towne more then 20 haue noe vote in y e Generall Court, 
neither b}' themselues or any representatiue. And shall 20 Free- 
men haue equal! priuiledge with our greate Towne, y* consists of 
neere t wen tie times tweutie freemen & beares theire full proportion 
of all publique charges. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1679. 135 

All w** wee desire may be considered & compared w 01 the 
iifores*. clawse in our charter concerninge freemens powre in raake- 
inge Laws. 

4 tMy . It is but resonable & equitable y*. all townes should be 
allowed their priuilege proportionable to y e . charge they beare. 

[13O.] Secondlie. That this towne ma}' have powre to eject all 
such persons y*. come from other townes or countries to reside here 
w^.out a due & orderlie admission & aprobation from s d . towne 
or }* e . selectmen thereof, for want of w ch . powre the towne is fild 
with poore idle and profane psons w ch . are greatlie prejuditiall 
to the inhabitants, and that those Easterne people & others y*. 
came hither for shelter & releife in time of warr may be removed, 
havinge beene very chargeable to the towne already. 

Because y e . constitution of y e . Towne of Bostone is such in 
respect of y e . continuall resort of all sorts of persons from all 
p te ". both by sea & land, more then any other towne in y e . Collom*, 
there is a necessitie of some peculiar powre or priviledge whereby 
to defend themselves from y*. pphanesse and charge two much 
growinge upon us. 

gdiie^ That there be a regulation of waights & measures accord- 
inge to y*. proposall presented to the Hon rd . Court last yeare by 
Capt Brattle &c. 

^thiie^ That some espetiall Order be taken for preuentien of fireinge 
y e Towne & for the detectinge & punishment of those psons that 
haue beene wicked Instruments of the late burninge & attempts of 
more, & y* any pson suspected may haue due cource taken with 
them for y e discouery thereof. 

Lastlie. That in regard of the greate losse of this towne here is 
sustained by the late fire, The Hon rd Court would be pleased to 
make abatcm* of the last Rate to y e Country w ch was aboue 800 ld - 
& should haue beene paid in b}' y e last of Aug* past, but is not 
yet gathered many people in the interim, beinge much & some 
wholie impoverished by y e s d Fire. [Subscribed by Thomas 
Brattle, John Joyliffe, Henery Allen, Elisha Huchinson, John 
Faireweath r . Daniell Turell, Thomas Savage, Edward Raynsford. 
Symon Lind, John Saffine Theophilus Frary. 

Nouember 3 d . At a meetinge of Capt Thomas Brattle, John 
Jovliffe, IA Turill, Capt. Elisha Huchinson, Capt. Faireweatlr^ 
LV Frary & Deacon Henery Allen. 

Libertie is Granted to Mr Jonathan Bridgham to set vp a post 
in ye streete neere the corner of John Wings ware house. 

Agreed with [blank] Snell & his wife to take Sarah Durrani & 
keepe hir vntill she be 18 }*eares of age, to pay what is due from 
y e t^vvne for keepinge of y e Child & 40 s . to cloth her. 

Allowed James Babson of Cape Ann towards a roade taken out 
of his Boate in the time of y e fire, & made vse of to pull downe 
houses, 20 8 . 

[131.] Whereas as John Needham & Engerman Hilgisondoe 
damage tho high way neare Deacon Eliotts house by y e breakinge 



136 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

out of thcire d-ayne, It is Ordered y* the said Neeclham and 
Hilgison amend their Drayne & repaire the high way damaged by 
them, within 5 dayes after the date hereof upon the penaltie of 20 s . 
each of them. 

15 Dec r . This day 3 rates were comited to the Constables of 

Bostone by 3 severall warrants from the Selectmen viz*. One for 

4 single Couutrie rates amounting to 798 ld . 18 s . 

One single rate to be p d in Corne 199 ld . 14". 9 d . & 

rate mony 101 ld . 19 s . 9 d . 301. 14. 6. 

One rate for y e towne, to abate halfe to pay mony 724. 16. 6. 

the first for y e Country to be p d in graine, or if in 

mony to abate one halfe pte, the other without 1825. 9. 

abatement both ordered to be paid to the Countrie 

Treasurer, the towne rate to the Towne Treasurer 

To the Constable of Rumii3 r Marsh was ordered to be paid to the 
Treasurer of the towne the severall rates above viz*. For 4 single 
Countrie rates & y e Towne rate 91 ld . 9 s . 4 d . 

For one single Rate to be p d in graine without abatem* 11. 1. 4. 

For halfe a Rate to be p d in mony 5. 9. 2. 



107. 19. 10. 

To the Constable of Muddy River payable alsoe To the Towne 
Treasurer the severall rates as above For 4 single Countrie 
rates and 4 for the towne p te . abated to pay mony 72. 17. 4. 

For 1 single Countrie rate to be p d . in graine without 

abatem 9. 1. 5. 

For rate to be p d . in mony 4. 10. 8. 

86. 9. 5. 

2 d Jan y . At a meetinge of y e . hon"* 1 . Govern 1 ". Majestrates, 
Comission Captaines & Selectmen of this towne it was voted 

That in reference to the watch of this towne, for the future until 
further order there be 8 suffitient honest men, chosen one out of 
each Comp tt to watch euery night from 9 of the clocke vntill breake 
of da\', to be constantlie walkinge vp & downe in y e streetes, to 
prcuent or discouer Fire, or disorder in y e Towne every one in his 
owne company or precinct. 

That the Comission Officers of each Comp a . take spetiall care 
that suffitient men be provided and attend theire dutie accordinglie 
and that in case of any exigencie or occasion of complaint the 
Watchmen repaire to some of them for redresse or assistance 

That y e watch men be p d by the Towne Treasurer 12 s . in mony 
p. weeke, each man for his service & that y e weapon they earry 
with them shall be each a watch bell and that the said watch begin 
upon Mundy night next. 

January 26 th . At a meetinge of IA Daniell Turill, Capt. Elisha 
Iluolrinson, Capt. John Faireweath r . IA Theophilus Frary, Deaccn 
Heuery Allen, Capt. Thomas Brattle & John JoylifFe. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 16JJ. 137 

The Selectmen signed a deed to Eliachim Iluchinson For the 
reversion of p te . of the Docke bounded with the warehouse and 
wharfe of John Woodmansey on the North, the warehouse of 
Edward Sheppen on the South con', towards the Sea G3 foote with 
the flatts before it in proportion with others of the neighbourhood 
and towards the docke on each side of the land late belonginge to 
Cap 4 William Davis about 56 foote, to have and enjoy the same to 
him and his heires for ever, he pa} T inge to the treasurer of this 
towne yearely upon the 1 st . of September 10 s . in mon}'. 

Allowed to James Euerell & his Daughf Manninge 20 ld . in rate 
pay in consideration of theire houses beinge burnt. 



[132.] 16^1 rt . of March. At a meetinge of the freemen of 
this towne upon lawfull warninge for cho3 r ce of Deputies & a 
Countie Treasur*. 

Mr Anthony Stoddard & Capt John Richards were chosen 
Deputies of y e Generall Court for the j'eare ensueinge Cap* John 
Richards was chosen Comissioner to receave y e votes for a Countie 
Treasur* and carry them as the Law directs L* Nath u Re3*nolds 
was chosen to inspect and take an Accompt of all hides intended 
to be transported, accordinge to a Law of y e Countrie made 15 th of 
May 1672. 

8 March. At a publique meetinge of y e inhabitants of this 
towne for the election of officers for y e yeare ensueinge were 
chosen the seuerall psons underwritten viz*. 

Moderaf. Major Thomas Savage Moderator. 

7 Selectmen Capt Thomas Brattle, John Joyliffe, L f . Daniell 
Turill, Capt John Faireweath r . Capt Elisha Huchinson L*. Theo- 
philus Frarie, Deacon Hener} T Allen. 

8 Constables for Bostone. Mr Symon Stoddard who p d downe 
10 ld . for a Fine. Mr Benj a . Dauis ; Mr Isaack Waldrone, James 
Townsend, John White Jun r . Thomas Clark pewter'. Joseph Bridg- 
ham, Bozoone Allen, & John Endecot in y e place of Symon 
Stoddard. 

Rumny Marsh Constable. John Wiswall. 

Muddy Riner Constable John Clarke. 

5 Clarkea of y e Market, viz*. W m Towres, Robert Butcher, Sam n . 
Bridge, Thomas Baker Jun r . Solomon Raynsford. 

4 Surveyr' of Highwayes Mr Joseph Rocke, Cap* Daniell Hinks- 
man, Jonathan Bridgham, Thomas Walker. 

Muddy Riner Survey" Edward Kibby, Henery Segar. 

Rumny Marsh Survey r W m Ireland. 

3 Sealers of Leath r John Goffe, John Dosset, John Meriam sen'. 

2 Water Bnyliffes - W m Coleman, W m Holloway. 

2 Packers of Flesh and fish. John Densdall & Addam Densdall. 
1 Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson. 

3 Scauengers. Joseph Gridlie, John Crosse, & John Sergeant, 
whome the Selectmen are Ordered to pay for theire paines and to 
Uiy a Fine vpon any of them y* neglect theire duty. 

3 Cryers. John Tucker, John Howen, John Crosse. 



138 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

8 Hogg Rceues. Joseph Cowell, John Child, 3 scaueng. and 
the 3 Cr}*ers. Selectmens instructions refered to y e former. 

10 March. At a meeting of all the Selectmen were chosen 
John Joyliffe, Record 1 , and Capt Thomas Brattle, Treasurer. 

Sealer of Waights & Measures Capt Elisha Huchinson & 
Cull" of staues Sam u Mattocke & George Burrell. 

Cord" of Wood William Browne, Mathew Grosse, Sam 11 . 
Davis, Lawrence Willis, Henery Largine, Gaud}* James, William 
Middleton, John Crosse, .Joseph Gridlj', Percie Clarke, Abraham 
Busby, W m . Ilamline, William Parram, James Dennis, William 
Pickeram, John Tuckerman Sen 1 ". 

[133.] Ouerseers of wood Cordr' Mr James Whetcome, 
Mr Arth r Mason, Sam 11 Sendall, John Con3 r , John Buh 1 . 

Measurers of Corne. John Marshall, John Tucker. 

Measurer of bords John Barnard, John Temple, Jabesh 
Negus. 

15 March. At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of 
Bostone upon lawfull warninge for the election of 2 Constables in 
the place of M r . Isack Waldron, and Tho. Clarke who fined were 
chosen Cap* Thomas Smith, & W m Harrison. 

W m Harrison p d . a fine & chosen in his steed Rob* Howard. 
Robert Howard Fined & was chosen in his steed John Foster, 
merch*. John Foster fined & chose in his roome James Tayl r . 
James TayP. pd a Fine & was chosen Leonard Dowden, who tooke 
the Oath. Voted y*. the Selectmen agree with & make satisfac- 
tion to those to whome the bun*tnge places are leased out, to take 
care that the fences of them be kept well repaired & y* noe Cattle 
be suffred to feed in them 

Feb. 23 th . 1679 an Indenture was signed sealed & dd betweene 
Eliachim Huchinson & y e . Selectmen for the reversion of his p te . of 
y e . Dock neere his warehouse, accordinge to an agreement made 
& voted at a publique towne meetinge 29 th . of Aug. 1C 79 fol. 126. 

1680. 29 March. At a meetinge of Capt. Tho. Brattle, John 
Joyliffe, L*. Danicll Turill, Capt. John Faireweath'. Capt Elisha 
Huchinson L* Theo. Frarie & Deacon Hen. Allen 

Allowed Giles Dyer towards settinge vp y* clocke at y e north 
Meetinge House 5 ld . & for keepinge of both Clockes in good ord r 
and attendinge at ye old Meetinge house 4 yeares, 24 ld . & y* at ye 
north end since it was last set vp, ll ld . 

Aprill A list of T3*thinge Men chosen by y e Selectmen & re- 
turned to y e Majestrates accordinge to iheire seuerall precincts. 

In Cap* John Richards Comp a . W m Greenough, Thomas Baker, 
Robt Brinsden, Thomas Eldrige Jun r , Obediah Gill. Obediah 
Read. 

In Major Sanages Comp a . John Cottie, Ambrose Dawes W v 
Grigs, Sam 11 Jackline, Isacke Walker. 

In Cap* W m II udsons Comp a . W m Hollo way sen r W m Hoare 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1680. 139 

John Marsh, Henery Mountfort, Henery Steephens, John Temple, 
Abell Porter Jun r . 

Major Clarkes Comp a . Daniel Addames, John Barnard, John 
Goffe, Edward Montfort, Joseph Pearcc Tayl r , Jolin Scate. 

In Cap*. James Olliu Comp tt . Manasseh Becke, Joseph Benk- 
nape, John Dossett, Jeremiah Fitch. 

In Cap* Hulls Comp a . John Bennett, John Cowell, Joseph 
Holmes, John Needham, Seth Perry, Joseph Wheeler. 

Cap* Dan: Hineksmans Comp a . John Dyar, John Gimson, 
Miciiaell Holmes, John Jacksone, W m Smith. 

In Cap* Dauies Comp a Henery Deeringe, Jeremiah Dnmraer, 
Sam 11 Johnson, Thomas Pecke Jun r . 

At Muddy Riuer. Thomas Gardn r sen r , John Winchester, 
James Pemberton. 

At Rumny Marsh John Dolittle, James Bill, Aron Way, 
Sam 11 Townsend. 

[134.] 1680. 26 th . Aprill. At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, 
L*. Daniell Turill, Capt John Faireweath r Capt Elisha Huchinson 
L*. Frary, Deacon Henery Allen, & Capt Tho 8 . Brattle 

The severall psons underwritten were aproved of by y*. Select- 
men to keepe houses of publique entertainm*. & accordinglie pre- 
sented to y e . Countie Court for licenses 

L*. John Smith, Capt W ra Hudson. 

John Turn'. John Vyall 

John Winge, Capt W m . Write 

Thomas Wheeler, Francis Hudson 

. Thomas Bill, William Pollard 
to sell Wine, Beere & Cyder 

W m . Kent & John Keane to keepe Cooke's shopps & sell Wine 
&c. 

Thomas Sexton, W m . Norton, Nat M . Bishop, Andrew Neale, Wid. 
Winsor, Nich. Wilmot, Machaell Martine, Phebie Blanton, Jobn 
Bull, Arthur Keane, Widdow Barnard, John Brooken, Sam 1 . Mat- 
tockes, Sam 11 . Bosworth, Sarn u . Norton, Widdow Phippany to sell 
Beere & Cyder. 

John Sparry to sell Coffie, Chuckaletto & Syder. 

Aprill 29 th . William Towres to sell Wine, beere & cyd r . 
Eliz a . Wardall to sell Beere & Cyd r . 

George Monke was aproved of to keepe a Cooke's shop & to sell 
wine beere & cyd r . by retayle. 

May 20. At a meetinge of the freemen of Bostone for election 
of a Comission r . in y e . place of Cap*. Richards chosen a Majes- 
trate Cap*. Elisha Huchinson was made choyce of 

31. At a meetinge of L*. Daniell Turill, Cap*. John Faire- 
weath r . L*. Theo. Frary, Deacon Henery Allen, & Captaine Thomas 
Brattle & John Joyliffe. 



140 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

James Dennis was aproned of to kccpe a house of publique 
entertainm*. if the Hon d . Court shall be pleased to licence him. 

Vpon the Motion of James Euerell & his Daughter Maninge for 
more allowance towards the blowinge vp of theire houses ; there is 
granted to them 20 ld . beside a former 20 ld . granted them 

Widdow Feild is granted libertie to keep Lodgers in her house. 

June 28 th . At a meetinge of Capt. John Faireweath r . Cap* Elisha 
Iluchinson, L* Frar}v Deacon Henery Allen, Capt Tho Brattle 
John Joyliffe & L*. Danicll Turill 

Granted libertie to Cap* Dan u Hincksman to set vp posts, to se- 
cure a Causway he hath lately made leavinge from M r Ra}*nsfords 
house to the North Buryinge place 4 foote from the fence & or- 
dered y* the great Cellar dores y* lie in y e way be Cutt shorter 

July 29 th . At a meetinge of Cap*. Huchinson, L*. Frary, Deacon 
Allen Capt Thomas Brattle, John Jo3*liffe & Capt John Faire- 
weath r . were chosen Tythinge in y e place of those that fined last 
chosen. 

Edward Dorr, James Howard Major Clarke's Comp a . 

Thomas Beavis, Percie Clarke, Cap* Richards Comp a . 

Thomas Stanbur3 T , Joshua Winsor Capt Hinksman 

James Elistone, John Balentine, Major Savage's 

Benj a Twinge and John Bradish Capt Huchinson & Cap* Davies 
Comp a . 

Thomas Blith and Thomas Binglie Cap* Hudsons Comp a . 

[135.] 1680 July 29. Let the Ferry from Bostone to Wenese- 
met to Francis Hudson for one yeare he payinge to the Treasurer 
for the use of the towne 8 ld . in mony for the rent thereof and to 
enter upon it the first day of August. He is alsoe to transport the 
Honr d Majestrates Ferrige free accordinge to former Custome. 

Aug* 12. The Selectmen made a rate for the use and occasions 
of this towne (con* 4 single countrie rates) and dd the same to the 
Constables in Bostone with a warrant to collect the same beinge 
for the sume of 180 lb . G s . in currant pa}' at mon}* price and if any 
pay mony to abate 1/3 p te . if any refuse to leavie it by distresse 
that to be understood 1/2 p te . mony and 1/2 in other pay. 

Aug 15 th . At a meeting of the inhabitants of this towne upon 
lawfull warning for choyce of a Comission 1 ". to jo3*ne with the Select- 
men to take a list of all male persons and a valuation of all estates 
by warrant from the Countrie Treasurer 

John Wally was chosen said Comissioner. 

Aug* 27. At a meetinge of Capt John Wally y e . fores d . Comis- 
sion r . & the Selectmen of the towne the Valuation of the Estates of 
this towne was taken and Comited to 3' c said Comissioner wch 
amounted to 23877 ld . 10 s . w ch at a penny on ye pound ld , d 
is 99'. 9. 9 

More for heads at 20 d . is 72. 1. 8 

171 11. 5J' 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1680. 14 J 

Aug* 30. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon law- 
full warninge for the election of 7 commission", of the towne for 
the 3'eare ensueinge were chosen as followeth 

John Joyliffe, Cap* Brattle, Mr Anthony Stoddard, Capt Elisha 
Huchinson, Mr John Saffine, Capt John Wally, Capt John Faire- 
weather. 

30 th . At a meetinge of IA Theophilus Frar} T , Deacon Henery 
Allen, Capt Thomas Brattle, John Joyliffe, L*. Daniell Turill, 
Capt John Faireweath r . & Capt Elisha Huchinson. 

Ordered y* M r Peter Sergeant should be paide for 6 halfe barr 118 of 
powd r made vse of, for blowinge vp of houses in the lastgreate Fire. 
And y* Sam 11 Jackline should be pd. for J of a barrell all made vse 
of in time of y e fire. 

Ordered that James Everell & his Daughter Maninge be pd. 
towards rebuildinge of theire houses blowne vp, to stopp the fire, 
100 ld . w* 40 ld . formerly ordered. 

27 Sept. Ordered John Marshall to be pd 10 ld . in mony towards 
blowinge vp of his house in time of the fire. 

Nov 29 th . Whereas there is an order of this towne made the 
29 th . of the 8 th . moneth 1660 prohibitinge all persons to breake any 
p te . of the townes land in any of the streets thereof without licence 
from the Selectmen upon the penaltie of 20 s . yet divers persons 
have of late taken libertie-to make theire cellar dores a greate dis- 
tance from their houses into the streete without licence It is now 
ordered by the present Selectmen that none presume to make cellar 
dore or staires upon the towne land without the aprobation of some 
of the Selectmen upon the penaltie of 20 s . in mony and that noe 
Cellar dore shall extend for the future into any streete above three 
foote and a halfe from the house to which it belongs 

Ordered y* noe psn shall annoy the street by wast water from 
theire pumps or otherwise upon the penaltie of 20 shillings & 20 p. 
moneth untill the anno3'ance be removed 

[136.] 1680 3 Decem. Upon the motion of Major William 
Phillips for satisfaction for a highway la}'d out through his land by 
the Selectmen 12 th . 2 nd . 1650 and never had any thinge in concid- 
eration of said land It is now ordered and agreed with him that he 
shall be paid eight pounds in mony by the Towne Treasurer in full 
satisfaction for the said land or highway 

17 th of Decemb r . There was coraited to the Constables in Bos- 
tone a rate or assessm*. made by the Selectmen by virtue of a war- 
rant directed to the said Constables for the collectinge of two rates 
in mony and two rates in Countrie pa}' all amountinge to the sume of 
638 11 s . 2 d which warrant was from James Russell Esq r . Treasurer 
of the Countrie and was dd to the Constable to impowre them to 
collect it and pay 686 4 8 8 d to said Treasurer accordinge to said 
warrant with Rumny Marsh and Muddy River rates. Conrted to 



142 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Rumny Marsh Constable a rate to collect as above for the Conntrie 
in mony and Countrie pay 40 6 8 . To the Constable of Muddy 
River to collect as above the sume of 39 2". all amountinge to 
717 19". 2 d . 

More dd to Bostone Constables (by virtue of a warrant from 
Edward Tinge Esq r . Treasurer of the Countie directed to the Select- 
men) nn assessm* of halfe a single Countrie rate to be collected for 
the use of the Countie and del said Treasurer araountinge to the 
s'ime of 80. 1 s . o d . in mony is 80. 1 s . 5 d 

To the Constable of Rumny Marsh for said Countie 

rale 5. . 9 

To the Constable of Muddy for said Countie rate 4. 13. 10 



89. 19. . 

More Comitted to the Constable of Rumny Marsh an assesment 
for 4 single Countrie rates for the use of this towne to be collected 
b}' them amountinge to 40 lh . 6 s . and dd to the Towne Treasurer. 

Alsoe to the Constable of Muddy a rate for the collect! nge of 
38 lb . 6. 8 for the use of the towne to be paid the Towne Treasurer 

Wheras W m Connell son of Tymothy Connell haueing but one 
arme, is bound an Aprentice to John Eaton of Readinge Jun r to 
serue him the Tearme of 5 yeares from the 8 th day of Nov r 1680. 
The Select men of this towne haue giuen s d Eaton a certificate to y e 
select men of Readinge y* if the s d W m Connell doe serue out the s d 
terme of his Aprenticeship in Readinge he shall not be accompted 
an Inhabitant there, but may returne to Bostone with out refusall 
or deniall. 

March 8 1680-81. At a meeting of the freemen of this towne 
upon lawfull warninge for the nomination of Magistrates & a 
Countie Treasurer for the yeare ensueinge & choj'ceof Deputies for 
the Court of Election Mr Anthony Stoddard & Cap^lisha Huchin- 
son were chosen Deputies for the whole yeare Mr Anthony Stod- 
dard was chosen Comissioner. to carry in the votes of the freemen 
for nomination of Majcstrates and a Count}' Treasurer as the Law 
directs Upon a motion made to the freemen that some concideration 
might be had of the inconveniencie and damage this towne sus- 
taines for want of a proportionable nomber of Deputies in the 
Generall Court to our nomber of freemen It was voted that a peti- 
tion should be prepared to represent our grievance to the Generall 
Court and that the Comissioners and Selectmen of the towne 
should be a Comittee to draw up the said Petition and alsoe in- 
. structions for the Deputies which are to be approved by the free- 
men before they are presented to the Court. 

16fa 14 th March. [137.] At a meetinge of the inhabi- 
tants of Bostone upon lawful! warninge for election of officers for 
y e . yeare ensueinge were chosen as followeth 

Moderator Major Thomas Savage. 

Then it was voted that they would consider whither it was not 
needful! to have 9 Selectmen chosen for this towne and referd till 



BOSTON TOWN RECOEDS, 1680-1. 143 

the next publique meeting to determine it accord, to the order in 
folio 15 of this booke and then chosen 7. 

7 Selectmen. IA Daniell Turill, Deacon Henery Allen, L*. Theo. 
Frary, Capt Thomas Brattle, Nathaniel! Greenewood, John Joj'liffe 
& John Miriam sen r . 

8 Constables for Bostone. Mr Thomas Baker Jun r , Mr Paul 
Dudly, Mr Steeph Burton, Mr Edward Raynsford, Mr Addam 
Wintrop, Mr John Hebert, Mr Giles Dyer, Mr Joseph Pincheon. 

Mr Paul Dudley & Mr John Hobert p d a fine of 10 ld . each. 

Mr Addam Wintrope refused to serue & Mr Pincheon desired 
time to consider of it, if he could not acquit himselfe by Law. 

Chosen in the roome of Mr Dudley, Mr Hobert & Mr Wintrope 
Mr John Harwood, Joseph Homes, & Joseph Pearce TayF. 

Constable for Muddj' Riuer Joseph White. 

Constable for Rnmny Marsh John Flood. 

/> Clarkesof y c Markett W m Rawson, 8am u Johnson, Tho: Bea- 
uis, John Miriam Jun r , Sam 11 Marshall. 

4 Surveyors of Highways James Hill, Sam u Bridge, John Ben- 
net, W m Coleman. 2 Surveyors for Muddy Riuer John Parker 
& Vriall Clarke. 

1 Surveyor for Rumny Marsh Sam u Townsend. 

3 Sealers of leather Michaell Homer, James Maxwell, 
William Woster. 

2 Water Bayliffes John Skarlet, Rowland Story. 

2 Packers of Flesh & Fish John & Addam Densdaill. 
Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson. 

3 Scauengers W m Pickeram, Francis Cooke, Percie Clarke. 
3 Cryars John Tucker, John Howen & John Crosse. 

8 Hogg Reeues Joseph Shaw, Alexand r Bogle, & the 3 scauen- 
gers & 3 Cryars foregoinge. The penall ord. of the towne were 
read in the begininge of the meeting. 

At a meetinge of the selectmen the same day were chosen Re- 
corder.John Joyliffe Treasurer Capt Thomas Brattle. 

Seal 1 " of Waights & measures Capt Eiisha Huchinson 

CulF 8 of Pipe Staves Sam u Mattockes, George Burrell. 

Cord of Wood. William Browne, Matthew Groose, Samuell 
Davis, Lawrence Willis, 'Henery Largin, Gaud}' James, William 
Middleton, John Crosse Joseph Gridlej', Percie Clarke, Abraham 
Iiusb\ r , W m . Hamlen, William Parram, James Dennis, W m . Pick- 
cram,- John Tuckerman Sen r . Thomas Forbes, Sam 11 . Ruggles. 

Overseers of Wood Cord". James Braddinge, John More, 
Ephraim Serle & John Bull. 

Measurers of Corne John Marshall John Tucker 

Measurers of Bords. John Barnard, Daniell Travis Jabesh 
Negus 

16 th March. At a meetinge of the freemen of y e towne upon law- 
full warninge The Comitee chosen by them the 8 th . instant to draw 
up a pet icon to present to y e Generall Court caused what they had 
drawne to be read where upon the freemen desired Mr Elishn, 
Cooke, Mr Isack Addington, & Mr Sam 11 Sej'well to joyne \v th 
y e said Couiittee to make somo alterations therein and to make 
cho}*ce of 3 or 4 of themselves to present it to the Court. 



144 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

[138.] The persons chosen by the Comittee of freemen to 
present the Peticon or Remonstrance to the Generall Court in the 
name of the freemen of Bostone were Doctor Elisha Cooke M r . 
John Savine and John Joyliffe which was clone and dd into the 
hands of the Hon d . Govern 1 , the 17th of March 16f$. 
Court. 

22 March. At a meetinge of the Selectmen Aron Way & W m 
Ireland were chosen to run the line betweene Charlestowne & 
Bostone, and apoynted to meete with the pambulators from Charles- 
towne at Dan u Whittamores house, upon Tuesday the nine and 
twentieth day of this instant March at 8 'of the clock in the morn- 
inge accordinge to directions rec d . from the Selectmen of Charles- 
towne. 

4 th of Aprill. At a meetinge of the inhabitants of Bostone upon 
lawfull warninge Mr W m Coleman was chosen Constable in y e Roome 
of Mr Joseph Pincheon who not beinge a setled inhabitant was 
excused. 

As an addition to y e ord r for inspectinge of wood corders it is 
ordered y* if the ouerseers of wood cord" finde any corders un- 
faithfull or defective in theire office by cording it againe by an}' man 
y* is not a cord r . apoynted or any other way make it apeare y*. y e 
s d . corder was not faithfull accor. to his oath, the said corder shall 
lose his wages for cordinge the s d . wood & be disenabled to cord 
an}* more wood for the yeare ensueinge. 

th . of Aprill. At the request of Thomas Berry and John Vyall 
unto the Selectmen of Bostone to setle the bounds of the lands 
betweene them It was upon the stretchinge of a line from the 
uper sydes of theire land south westerly to the lower sydes thereof 
north easterlie found, That the uper and lower corner posts of the 
fence betweene them on the south westerlie side of the towne high- 
way stood right in the line, and that on the nore Easterlie side of 
the towne highway the lower capshall of said Vyall's wharfe was 
one inch within said Berry es ground and that the lower corner 
post of said Berrys present wharfe stood two foote within his owne 
ground soe that the line is to run down upon the flatts from the 
said Inch, within said Vyall Capsell and the said 2 foote without 
said Berrys Corner post and likewise up to said towne way, all 
which was agreed to by said Berry and Vyall who desire said Select- 
men to record the same as witnesse our hands this 8 th . day of 
Aprill 1681. 

THOMAS BERRY 
JOHN VYALL 

Aprill 25 th 1681. At a meetinge of Deacon Henery Allen, LA 
Theo. Frary, Capt Thomas Brattle M r . Nathaniell Greene wood, 
John Joyliife, M r . John Miriam, & IA Daniell Turill 

M r . John Faireweather, IA John Smith, M r . Natha 11 . Greenwood, 
and M r . Thomas Brattle Jnn r . are apoynted pambulat". to run the 
line betweene Rumny Marsh & Lin and are to meete with those 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1680-81. 145 

that came from Linn at Goodman Edmonds house upon the 29 th . of 
this instant Aprill at 8 of the clocke in the morninge. Memord 
that M r . Faireweather nor L*. Smith attend inge that service the 
line was run by Cap* Tho Brattle Nath a . Greenwood, L*. Ephraim 
Saveage and William Brattle. The last fores d . persons rnnn alsoe 
the lines betweene Maiden and Rumny Marsh and Readinge and 
Rumny Marsh the same da}- 

[ I 39.] The severall psons underwritten were chosen tythinge 
men for the yeare ensueinge and were to be returned to the next 
Countie Court to be sworne viz 

Cap 1 Hulls Comp a . Asaph Eliot, Thomas Walker, Abell Porter 
sen r , Sam u Mason. 

Cap 1 Wallys Cornp". Thomas Robinson, Josiah Tory, Rob* 
Butcher, Thomas Smith. 

Cap' Townsends Comp*. Arthur Mason, W m Gilbert, Jabesh 
Negus, Gilbert Cole. 

Cap? Huchinsons Comp 9 . James Greene, Joseph Dauis, Enock 
Greenlife Jun r , Sam u Plum r . 

Maf Sauages Comp". Edward Allen, Tho: Hunt, Benja 
Eman, Moses Bradford. 

Cap' Hinksmans Comp*. Benja Dyre, John Davis, John 
Ballentine, W m Penny. 

Major Clarkes Comp*. W m Sumn r , Benja Breame, George 
Robinson, Tho 8 Barnard. 

Cap 1 Richards Comp*. Tho: Hunt, John Jarvis, Rob*. Comby, 
Sam u Sexton. 

At Moody Riucr. Edward Chamberlaine, Edward Deuotion. 

At Rumny Marsh. James Bill Jun r , Goodman Eustice, sen r , 
L* Hasey. 

Persons returned to the Countie Court Aproved of by y e . Select- 
men to keepe houses for publique entertainem*. Cap*. W**i Write, 
Francis Hudson, John Winge, W m . Kent, John Keene JohnTurn r ., 
George Monke, Thomas Bill, Thomas Wheeler, John Vyall, 
W ra . Towers, W m . Pollard, Widdow Hudson, L*. John Smith at 
Wenesern*. 

Nicli . Wilmott, Sam u . Norden, Rebecca Winsor, Wid. Phipany, 
Widdow Barnard, Xath 1 . Bishop, John Brooken, John Bull, 
Michaell Martine, Sam 11 . Mattocke, Andrew Neale, Pheby Blanton, 
Widdow Sexton, Widdow Bosworth, Arthur Keane, Widdow 
Wardall, Moses Payne, Robert Noakes. 

To sell wine & stronge liquors out of Dores. L* Rich d Way, 
Ann Mosely, Thomas Smith, Jos: Howe, Nath a . Robinson, Mrs 
Publace, W m Parsons, John Woodmansey. 

May 3 d . 1681. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne 
Mr Elisha Cooke was chosen a third Deputy of the Generall 

Court for the yeare ensueinge by virtue of a Lawe or order of the 

Generall Court the 10 th . of March 1680. 

May f). Mr Thomns Sanage, Mr W m Harris & W ra Toy were 
returned to the Countie Court as an addition to the Selectmens 
aprobation to sell wine & liquor out of dores. 



146 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Vpon the motion of y e selectmen to 3** Hon" 1 Conntie Court 
about Mary Sapato (the Grand Daught* of Angola y e Negro 
deceased) beinge about 5 montlies old, the Father banished & the 
Mother dead, The Court declared and Ordered, y* y e select men 
may put out the s d Child beinge a Negro, to be a seru* vntill it be 
30 yeares of age, and noe longer, Ordered Aprill 28 th 1681. 

May 26 th . W m Dawes, Ambrose Dawes, James Hawkins, were 
fined 20 8 . for causeinge y e Towne ground to be dig'd vp, without 
leaue, & makeinge the wall of y e Cellar of y* Worp 11 Thomas Dan- 
ibrt Esq. Deputy Govern r 9 inches throughout fron tinge toward y e 
Dockc, vpon the towne lands, & still stands vpon the Towne 
proprietie. 

May 30 th . At a meetinge of IA Theophilus Frary, Capt. Tho. 
Brattle, Nath*. Greenwood John Joyliffe, John Miriam, IA Dan 11 . 
Tnriil & Deacon Henery Allen 

Granted to James Webster the renewall of the terme of his lease 
of the land granted him as in folio 19 seaventie [14:0.] 3 r eares to 
begin the '24 th . of Aprill next he payinge 3 s . p anum. 

Granted libertie to the Widdow Nash to rebuild a p r of staires, 
which formerly stood vpon the towne land & was taken downe by 
the selectmen, That she shall enjoy the use of the said staires 
dtiringe her life pa3*inge to the treasurer of the towne three pence 
p. an and after her decease to be wholy taken away. 

W m Coleman & Giles D3're were aproued of to sell wine & stronge 
wat r out of dores and returned to the Countie Court. 

Whereas vpon the 28 th of Aug* 1665, The Selectmen granted to 
David Chafine a house lot in the Comon, to be enjoyed b3' him 
his executors administrators and assignes for the terme of 99 
yeares, at the rent of 5 8 . p ann. as apeares by a wast booke of s d 
select men. but noe other record made of s d grant ; And the s d 
Chafine beinge deceased & his relict since hath built a house vpon 
s d land, formerlie laid out to them and possest and enjoydthe same 
to this day. The present Selectmen of this towne doe now con- 
lirme the said grant and tract of land to Licliah Cafine, the widdow 
and rel-ct of the s d David Chafine, her Executors & Assignes, for 
the remaineing pte of the s d 99 yeares. beinge 83 3 r eares from the 
28 th . of August next. And it is further ordered and agreed that 
the rent of 5 s . p ann w ch remains vnpaid is and shall be remitted 
and forgiven for the time past, and alsoe for the time to come 
dureinge the naturall life of her the said Lidiah Chafine. But 
alter her decease, her Executors administrators or assignes, shall 
pay or cause lo be paid to the treasurer of the towne' of Boston 
then beinge upon the 28 da3' August 3'earely the sume of 5 s . in 
mony dureinge the remainder of the 99 yeares from time to time 
vpon the penaltie and forfeiture of the said land and buildinges 
thereon. The contents and bounds of said land and grated prem- 
ises as now measured are, westerlie bounded by the highway con- 
tame 78 foo'e, riortherlie 61 foote, easterlie 60 foote and souther 
lie 40 foote, all bounded b' the Comon. 



BOSTON TOWN RECOKDS, 1681. 147 

June 15 th . At a meeting of all the Selectmen 

It is Agreed and covenanted with Cap* John Holebrooke of 
Weighrnouth, That in consideration of a Jetty of a house erected 
by him ouer the lane betweene his house & Mr Jeremiah Dum- 
mers, which lane beinge but 12 foote in breadth, the s d Jetty may 
prone injurious and offensive to the Inhabitants of this towne. 
That Cap 4 Holebrooke raise the Frame of his house next y e s d lane 
one foote higher then now it is & pay 12 d p. ann, from time to 
time to the treasurer of the towne of Bostone for the time beinge as 
longe as the s d Jetty remaines ouer y e lane. 

Ordered and Agreed with Deacon Allen y* y e widdow Longe be 
allowed 6*. p. weeke for her present releife vntill her house be 
disposed of to supply her wants, 4 8 . to be p d . by Deacon Allen, 
& 2*. by y e towne treasurer. 

1681 14 July. [141.] Ordered that warrant be given to the 
Constables to leavie by w&y of distresse upon the estate of John 
Davis 20 s . for entertaineinge of John Fisher, not aproued of to be 
an Inhabitant. 

July 25 ttt . At a meetinge of Nathaniell Greenewood, John Joy- 
liffe, John Miriam, L*. Turill, Deacon Allen, L*. Frary & Cap*. 
Tho. Brattle. 

Ordered y* Mr John Poole, Mr James Hill & whome the drawe 
Bridg ouer y* Creeke concernes doe Repaire the s d Bridge & make 
y* way to it on both sides safe for passengers within 14 dayes, vpon 
the penaltie of 20*. a weeke. 

Rob* Hilliard Jo3*n r fined 20". for remaininge in this towne & 
openinge of shop without ord r . 

August 19 th . At a meetinge of the inhabitants of Bostone upon 
lawfull warninge for choyce of Commission 1 " to joyne with the 
Selectmen to take a list of all male pson and make a valuation of 
estate by virtue of a warrant from the Countrie Treasurer. 

Cap* John Wally was chosen the said Cornissioner. 

August 26 th . At a meetinge of Cap* John Wally Comission 1 
chosen as above and the Selectmen of this towno a valuation of 
the estates and nomb r of heads was taken and d'd to Cap* John 
Wally to returne as the law directs w**. amounted to 

Ang* 29. At a publique meeting of the freemen of this town 
upon lawfull warninge for election of 7 Comission 1 " 8 . of the towne 
for the ycare ensuinge were chosen for the }*eare ensuinge 

Mr Anthony Stoddard, Cap* Thomas Brattle, John Joyliffe, Cap 1 
Elisha Huclrinson, Mr John Saffine, Cap* John Wall}*, and Cap* 
John Faireweath r . 

At the fores* meetinge of the freemen of this towne L* Nath u 
Reynolds was. made choyce of to inspect and take an accompt of all 
hides intende to be transported out of this jurisdiction accordinge 
to a law made for that purpose the 15 th . of Ma}* 1672 

At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, M r . John Miriam L*. Daniell 



148 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Turill, Deacon Henery Allen, IA Theo. Frary, M r . Nathaniell 
Greenwood, Cap*. Thomas Brattle 

John Budge, Taylo r fined 20 s . for entertaineinge of Richard Bar- 
ker. contrary to a towne order 

Francis Hudson was abated 30 s . of his rent for Winisem 1 Feny, 
for y e yeare that is past ending y e 1 st of August. 

Edward Co well was fined 20 s . for entertaininge of Joshua Hub- 
bert contrarie to an order of the towne. 

17 Sep*. Comitted to y e 8 Constables a rate for the collectinge 
of 377 ld . 9 s . for the Townes occasion, to be paid to the towne 
treasurer accordinge to the warrant given them therewith and 
to abate a quarter pte of any p d . mony. 

Oct r 6 th . Ordered that y e Recorder certifie the Select of 
Ipswich that whereas Deborah the wife of Arthur Branscome, is 
invited b} T her relations to Ipswich, she shall not be chargeable to 
y' Towne but may returne hither at her pleasure, and be accepted 
as an inhabitant here as formerlie. 

28 Novemb r . At a meetinge of Deacon Henery Allen, IA Frary, 
Capt. Thomas Brattle, Nath a . Greenewood, John Joylifle, John 
Miriam & IA Daniell Turill 

Christopher Picket allowed and sworne a Corder of wood vntill 
March next. 

Goodman Dosset moueinge for some satisfaction for blowinge vp 
his house when M r Sheafes house was burnt, allowed him 5U ld . in 
rate pay, of w ch he is to haue 10 ld , this yeare. 

It is agreed betweene Deacon Allen & y c rest of }* e Selectmen y* 
the towne pay 5 ld . &y e old Church 5 ld . towards the transportation of 
Francis Bakon for England w th Dauid Edwards, and thinges neces- 
sary for his voyage. 

[142.] 1681 Dec r 15 th . There was Comitted to y e Constables, 
of Bostone 2 rates or assesm ts . made by the Selectmen l>y virtue of 
2 warrants rec d . from the Contrie Treasurer 1 dated the 1 st . of 
Aprill 1681 for the collecting of 42. 17 s . 10 d . in mony. Another, 
dated the 27 th of Octo. 1681 for 164. 9 s . 6 d . in mony and 246. 14. 3 
in Contn' pa}', all amountinge to 454 ld . 1 s . 7 d which by warrant 
from the Selectmen to the constables was ordered to be paid to tlte 
said Treasurer 
by the 8 Con- 



stables in 
Bostone 

by the Con-'' 
stable of 
R u m n y 
Marsh 

b}* the Con- 
stable of 
M u d d y 
River 



r 179. 8. 10 in mony and in Contrie pay 218. 15. 9 



14. 18. 9 mony and in Contrie pay 14. 18. 9 



f- 12. 19. 9 mouy, in Countrie pay . 12. 19. 9 



207. 7. 4 246. 11. 3 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1681. 149 

and what remained of the said assesm*. above the aforesaid sumes 
to be paid to the Towne Treasurer. 

Memorand. That the 6 th of March 1677/8 John Farnam sen r 
rec d . of y e Treasurer of the Towne full satisfaction for a p'cell of 
land the Towne made vse of for Inlargm* of the streete before his 
house after y e greate fire at y e North end of y* Towne accordinge to 
a paper given under his hand the same day. 

Coppie of a paper directed to the Selectmen of Bostone from the 
Selectmen of Ipswich. Whereas Susanna Aires, widdow, an In- 
habitant of this towne of Ipswich is invited by some of her rela- 
tions residinge with you to reraaine sometime in the towne of 
Bostone, The Selectmen of Ipswich doe hereby ingage that the s d 
Susanna returninge to our Towne shall be here receaued as our 
Inhabitant. In testimony whereof the Selectmen of Ipswich have 
ordered mee to certifie this toyo r selves. Ipswich 15 th of 10 : 16<S1. 

ROBERT LORD in y e name & by 
ord r of y e Selectmen of Ipswich. 

Agreed with M r Henery Allen Deacon of y e first Church in Bos- 
tone, That towards the charge of transportation of Francis Bacon 
for England the Towne pay 5 ld . towards his passage, the Church 
3 ld . to his Landladie mony due to her & to allow 40 s . more to cloth 
him & fit him for his voyage, y e s d Churchs 5 ld . to be paid by the 
Towne Treasurer out of y e mony due to y e Church from y e towne 
for Good wife Monings maintenance. 

January 30 th . At a meetinge of L*. Theo. Frary, Capt Brattle, 
Nath a . Greenwood John Joyliffe John Meriam Sen r . L*. Daniell 
Turine & Deacon Allen. Severall beinge warned to appeare before 
said Selectmen that were in arrears for rent due to the towne since 
Cap* Brattle was Treasurer and before apeared. 

James Webster who acknowledged to be due from Aprill ^ s . 

24 th 1665 to 24 Aprill 1682 for 17^ at 12 d . p. yeere . ' 17. 
M r W m Taylor from Aprill 1 1760 to 1 st Aprill 1682, 12*" 

at 10 s 6. 

Widdow Winsor from 1 st of March 1673 to 1 st March f , 

at.V 2. 

John Johnson from 1 st March 1673 to 1 st March f at 

6 s . 9 d 2. 14 

Goodwife Staines from 1 st March 1673, to 1 st March f J 

at 6. 3 d 2. 10 

John Woodmansey or Mr. Wharton from 29 Sep* 1670 to 

y e 29 th of Sep* 1681 11 yrs at 12 s . p ami . . . 6. 12 
Bartholmew Cheevers from 24 Aprill 1669 to Aprill 1682: 

2" 1. 6 

Directed to y e Selectmen of Boston. 

Mrs Roades from 1669 to 1682 at 4 s . p. an m is 13 }TS. . 2. 12 
John Cony sen r acknowledged to be due from him to this 

da}* beside what he hath paid at 12 d . p r . an. ... 10 
Bozoone Allen for Josias Rootes at 10" p. ann from 



150 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

[143.] A Coppie of Indenture of Barguine and sale made 
and concluded the 20 th of October in the yeare of our Lord 1GG9 
betweene the Select men of Bostone and Jn Woodmansey now 
ordered b}' the Selectmen to be recorded. 

This Indenture of Bargaine and Sale made and concluded upon 
the twenty day of October in the yeare of our Lord One thousand 
six hundred sixty and nine Annoq. Regni Regis Caroli Secundi 
Vicessimo primo, Betweene Ilezekiah Usher, Thomas Lake, Peter 
Olliver, James Olliver, Ed word Raynsford, J no . Joyliffe, and John 
Richards, Merchants, and now Selectmen for the tovvne of Bostone 
in the County of Suffolk in New England for the time beings of 
the one part and J no< . Woodmansey of the said Bostone Merchant 
on the other parte, Wittnesseth that whereas the said towne of 
Bostone many yeares since past by theire Selectmen then beinge 
granted unto Valentine Hill and partners a certaine parcell of land 
for the makeinge of a Docke and Wharfinge land with certaine 
liberties and priveledges for tunnage and wharfige as in the 
originallgrante, reference thereto beinge had amply appeareth And 
Whereas the said Valentine Hill for divers considerations did give 
grante sell and confirme unto Richard Hutchinson of said Citty 
of London Ironmonger three full and cleare quarter parts of the 
Docke and Cove called Bendalls Docke together with three quarters 
of all the wharf es and wast grounde thereunto belongeinge accord- 
inge to the first grant of the towne of Bostone to enjoy to him his 
heires and assignes for the full time and terme of yeares therein 
expressed refference thereto being had And Whereas Edwerd 
Hutchinson of Bostone aforesaide Merchant Atturney to and for the 
said Richard Hutchinson and by power from him the said Richard 
Hutchinson derived In consideration of Seaventy pounds to him in 
hand paid for the use of the said Richard Hutchinson did give, 
grante, sell, alliene, enfeoffe, assigne and confirme, unto the above 
mentioned John Woodmansey his heires and assignes all the right, 
title, interest claime and demand of the said Richard Hutchinson 
to that pece and parcell of the Docks or Cove whereon the said John 
Woodmansey hath lately erected and set up a new wharfe and large 
Wharehouse lyinge and beinge at the mouth of the said Docke or 
Cove comonly called Bendall Docke faceinge to the seaward in length 
from the mouth of the docke to a highway between the said whare- 
house newly built by the said Woodmansey and the wharehouse 
and land then in possession of the said Edwerd Hutchinson in 
right of the said Richard Hutchinson 70 foote be it more or lesse 
bounded with the Sea or Channell East and Easterly with the Gutt 
or passage out of the docke, North or Northerly the inside of the 
docke or cove next the towne West or Westerty and the highway 
then in Comon use betweene the Warehouse of the said Woodman- 
sey and Hutchinson since built upon by the said Hutchinson, 
South or Southerly with all the libert}-es, benefitts and priviledges 
of what nature and kinde soever is or may be belonginge or 
appertainge for the length and breadth as in that deed of the said 
Edwerd Hutchinson to the said John Woodmansey bearinge date the 
11 th . day of Aprill 1663 for the time and terme of yeares therein 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1681. 151 

expressed is declared, refference thereto beinge had more amply 
appeareth Now knowe all Men by these presentes that they the said 
llezekiah Usher Thomas Lake Peter Olliver James Olliver J no \ 
Joyliffe Edwerd Raynsford and J no . Richards y e . presente Select- 
men for the said towne of Bostone by virtue of the above men- 
tioned originall Grante of the said towne of Bostone or the then 
Selectmen for the said towne and in consideration as hereafter is 
expressed beinge impowred at a publique towne meetinge of the 
inhabitants the 23 th . of August last to agree with the said John 
Woodraansey aboute his interest in the said docke have absolutely 
given granted bargained sold allicned enfeoffed and confirmed and 
by these presentes doe give grante bargaine sell enfeoffe and con- 
firme vnto the above mentioned J no . VVoodmansey his heires 
executors administrat rs . and assignes for ever all the above and 
aforementioned peece or parcell of land of Seaventy foote more or 
lesse by him purchased of the said Hutchinson with all the libertyes 
priveledges and appurtenances buttelled bounded and declared in the 
said Deed to him the said John Woodmansey his heires and 
assignes for ever And the said Hezekiah Usher Peter Olliver James 
Olliver, Edwerd Raynsford Thomas Lake J no . Joyliffe and J no . 
Richards Selectmen of Bostone aforesaide doe hereby binde them- 
selves and all theire successors to grant warrant and maintaine all 
the fore granted and bargained peece of land with all and all man- 
ner of priveledges comodityes accomodations and benefitts with 
wharfige dockage moreage and whatsoever is belongeinge or there- 
unto is or ma} r be appertaineinge at present and that shall or ma}' be 
heereafter had made donne or craysed, to be continue and remaine 
to the onely proper use benifitt and behoofe of him the said John 
Woodmansey his heires execut rs . administrat. and assignes for 
ever without any interruption molestation or den}*all of them the 
said Selectmen or there successors or of or from any other person 
or persons whatsoever after that the terme of or aboute fifty seaven 
yeares from the date hereof shall be expired which will.be in the 
yeare one thousand seaven hundred twenty and fower for and in con- 
sideration whereof the said John Woodmansey cloth hereby binde 
and engage himselfe his heires execut. administrat 1 *. and assignes 
to pay or cause to be p d . unto J no . Richards Treasurer at present for 
the said towne of Bostone or to his success 18 , in the same office and 
place of Treasurer one pepper corne on ever} T first day of Aprill 
which shall be in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred 
seaventy one and soe on every first day of Aprill from thenceforth 
for ever as an honorarum to the towne of Bostone or within fower 
dayes after each day appointed beinge lawfully demanded bj" the 
said J no . Richards Treasurer afores d . or his success", over beside s 
such further acknowledgement and payment which the said Select- 
men and the said J no . Woodmansey have agreed upon and concluded 
to be paide for this above mentioned peece with another peece of 
like land on the other side the docke and in the deed thereof is 
provided for and secured for the use of the free schoole of Bos- 
tone for which end it is appointed and for the true performance 
of the premisses each unto other they the said Hezekinh Usher, 
Thomas Lake, Peter Olliver, James Olliver, Edwerd Raynsford, 



152 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

. ao . Joyliffe and J no . Richard present Selectmen for the said towne 
of Bostone for themselves and there success", in refference to the 
grants and Covenants on there parts in this Indenture expressed to 
be performed as alsoe the saide J no . Woodmansey for himselfe his 
heires execut. administrat. and assignes in refference to the per- 
formance of the Covenant on his and there part is to be performed 
have to these present writeinges or deeds indented interchangeably 
put to theire hands and Scales the day and yeare first, above 
Written. 1669. 

Hczckiah Usher, Thomas Lake, Peter Olliver, James Olliver, 
Edwerd Raynsford, J no . Joyliffe, and J no . Richards and each of 
them are sealed. 

Indorced. Alsoe It is agreed before sealinge that whereas this 
Grant is saide to be bounded on the east and easterly by the sea and 
Clumnell in the within deed It is to be understood that wee doe 
hereb}' sell and grant but a proportionable breadth towerds the sea 
with others of his neighbours abutting in the like kinde In 

Signed sealed and deliverd o after the interlininge of the words 
(towne and for) In presence of us 

DANIELL TREVS 
J N0 . SAUNDERS 

Indosted on the back side of the foregoinge Deed May y e . 27 th 
1678. 

The alterations made by J no . Woodmansey upon the within 
mentioned ground especially aboute y e . mouth of the Docke and 
before M r . J no . Faireweathers wharehouse tcgeather with the line 
which runs eastward from the Dockes mouth as they now stand 
haveinge beene [145.] now veiwed by the present Selectmen are 
aproved of by them being done by there consent is therefore con- 
firmed to the s d . Woodmansey and his assignes as the westerlie 
and parte of the notherlie bounds mentioned in this Deod 
Attested. 

^ p r . J N0 . JOIXIFFE 

Record 1 *. 

January 30 th 

Mr Jeremiah Dumer was allowed his towne rate the yeare past in 
consideration of some land left to y e high way that is betweene his 
& John Manns land. 

At a meetinge of Nath a . Greenwood, John Joyliffe, John Mirram 
Sen r IA Daniell Turill, Deacon Henery Allen, IA Fraiy & Capt 
Brattle. Ordered that a Warrant be given to a Constable by the 
Recorder to distraine upon the estate of Joseph Holmes Constable 
(if he shall refuse to pay) the sume of 20 s . which he was fined b\ r 
the freemen at a publique meetinge the 23 th of January 1681 for 
neglect in bringinge in the warrant in season when the freemen 
were assembled for choyce of Jurymen. 

March 11 th . At a meetinge of Nath a . Greenwood, John Joyliffe, 
John Miriam Sen r . IA Dan 11 . Turill, Deacon Hen. Allen, V 
Theo. Frary & Cap 1 . Tho. Brattle 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1681-82. 15<j 

This day beinge apoynted to receave of Capt Thomas Bratt le 
Treasurer his accompts of Treasurershipe transacted by him since 
he hath beene in that office he produced an Ace*, bearinge date the 
10 th . of this instant March, upon the ballance whereof there re- 
maines due to the said Capl Thomas Brattle from this towne 85. 
5V 3 d , the which ace*, after p[er]usall was aproved and allowed of, 
on the behalfe of the towne and ordered to be recorded, In which 
Ace*, was contained all the payments he had made upon the 
Countrie rates which was 

to Uich d . Russell Esq r . deceased the Countrie Treasurer 423. * d 
and to John Hull Esq r . afterward Countrie Treasurer 10353. 5. 2. 
as p his ree*. hereafter recorded doth apeare, the which sumes are 
in full for all Countrie rates levied upon this towne from the be- 
giningc of the yeare 1671 to the end of the yeare 1G79. 

Know all men b} 7 these presents that I, John Hull as Countrie 
Treasurer doe acknowledge mj^selfe to have receaved of the towne 
of Bostone by severall accompts and bills returned me by Thomas 
Brattle Treasurer for said Bostone full paym*. for and doe hereby 
discharge and acquitt the said towne of all and every parjp thereof, 
of all those rates that have beene levied upon the said towne by 
warrants from ntyselfe for the use of the Countrie and by order of 
the Generall Court to me, The pticulars of the rates and pay ml', 
are as foil. Imp r . for 2 single Countrie rates in July 1G75 412. 
Also for 7 single Countrie rates in Nov 1675 2100 both which 
rates were by order of M r . Richard Russell Countrie Treasurer 
Item for 10 single Countrie rates in June 1676 the sume of 3000 
and for 6 single Countrie rates in November 1676 1254. 15. More 
for 6 single Countrie rates in August 1677 1254. 15. And for 
3 single Countrie rates in November 1677 two of which were re- 
ceaved in mony 632. 6. More for 3 single Countrie rates in 
November 1678, one of which was rec d . in mony 615. 16. 3 More 
for 4 single Countrie rates in June 1679 821. I 8 . 8 d and 1 single 
Countrie rate rec d . in graine 175. 3 s . 2 d . and for one halfe single 
Countrie rate in mony as p warr*. dated 5** November 1679 
[146.] 87. 11 s . 7 d All the rates amountinge to the snme of 
lOc53. 5 s . 2 d for all which I doe acknowledge myselfe to have 
receaved full and ample satisfaction from the towne of Bostone as 
witnesse my hand the 22 nd . day of January A.D. 1680. 

JOHN HULL 

Treasurer 

March 13 th 1681/2. At a publique meetinge of the inhabi- 
tants of Bostone upon lawfull warninge for the election of 
officers of the towne for the yeare ensuinge were chosen as follow- 
eth viz* for Moderator Capt Thomas Brattle 7 Selectmen Capt 
Thomas Brattle, IA Daniell Turill, Deacon Henery Allen, L*. The- 
ophilus Frary, John Joyliffe, Capt Elisha Huchinson Nath a . Green- 
wood. 

Then it was voted before y e election y*. notwithstandinge the 
order y e . last yeare to consider if 9 Selectmen were not needfull 
they would choose but 7 this }*eare w ch . was done as above. 



154 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

8 Constables for Bostone Mr James Meeres, Tymotlvy Thornton, 
James Lloyd, Tho: Downe, Thomas Stanbury, Rich d Harris, John 
Dyer, Samuel! Linde. 

1 Constable of Muddy Riuer serf Andrew Gardner. 

1 Constable of Rumny Marsh W m Hasey Jun r . 

' 5 Clarkes of the Market. Manasseth Becke, John Needam, Sam 11 
PI timer, Thomas Baker blksmith, Esayah To}*e. 

4 Survc3*ors for Bostone highwa3'es Arthur Mason, Henery 
Eines, John Poole and Obediah Gill. 

2 Surveyors for Mudd}* Riuer Edward Kibb} r , Tho 8 . Stedman. 

1 Surveyo r for Rumny Marsh John Wiswall. 

3 Sealers of leather James Maxwell, Sauill Simson, Thomas 
Chard. 

2 Water Bayliffes. John Skarlet, Thomas More. 

2 Packers of Flesh & Fish John Dinsdall, Addam Dinsdall. 
1 Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson. 

4 Scauengers John Crosse, Joan Glover, W m Lane sen r . John 
Mathewes. 

4 Hogg Reeues. Joseph Shawe, John Howen, John Tucker, and 
Robert Noakes. 

4 Cryers. John Tucker, John Crosse, Nich. White, John 
Howen. 

Towne pen all ord. were read 

Selectmen's instructions refer d . to former instructions 

Whereas a complaint was exhibited to the inhabitants against 
Lindall & others did as Hucksters forestale y e market by goeinge 
out into y e necke & high way to Bostone to buy vp the provisions 
y* are brought in or comeinge into y e Towne & the sell the same 
againe at extraordinary deare rates. It is ordered that y e select- 
men make some prudentiall order, to prevent such an abuse & 
Injury to y e Towne. 

Vpon the motion of the inhabitants of Cambridge Village to 
grant them a highwaj' through pte of Muddy Riuer bounds, to 
passe to the Countrie road from thence for theire accomodation 
it was referd to y e Selectmen & some of Muddy Riuer, whom the 
Selectmen shall choose to joyne with them to be a Comittee to 
veiue and determine what may be thought most requisit for the 
lownes complyance therein. 

It was voted and ordered that the Bell at the north Meetinge 
house be range at 5 of the clocke euerj 7 morninge at the Towne 
charge. 

[147.] 16fi March 13 th . 

The same day the motion or request followinge was presented 
to the inhabitants at iheire pnblique meetinge at a Towns meetinge 
in Bostone March the 13 th . 1681. 

The Request of Elisha Huchinson, John Skarlet & W m Taylor, 
Whereas wee were apoynted by the Court Administrators to the 
Estate of Mr Freegracc Bendall, who about 6 yeares past, was 
with his wife mnoned out of this life by suddaine death, leaueinge 
8 Children, 5 of which soe small not able to shift for then? selues, 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1681-82. 155 

Wee findinge the estate but small & indebted, haue obtained 
leaue of the Court to sell the house & land for paym* of debts & 
what shall be left to be toward the Maintenance of s d small Chil- 
dren, Now whereas the said Land vpon which y e house doth stand 
was a guift of the Towne to Freegrace Bendall, in consideration 
of severall good services done to the Townc, by the s d Bendalls 
father, There beinge annually to be paid to the Towne 20". as an 
acknowledgm* for the s d land, doth hinder y e sale of house & land, 
w ch is a damage to the Creditr 8 & much more to the Children, 
beinge it goes much to decay, Wee therefore request that the s d 
20 s . p. an. ma}' be forever remited. consideringe the foregoinge 
premises and wee shall in the behalfe of the orphants ever remaine 
prayinge &c. This request was granted and the said 20 s . p. an. 
remited by y e inhabitants. 

March 14 th . At a publique meetinge of the freemen of this 
towne upon lawfull warninge for nominations of Majestrates & of 
a Countie Treasurer & choyce of 3 Deputies for y e Gen 1 . Court of 
Election, 

Mr Anthony Stoddard, Capt Elisha Huchinson, & Doc* Elisha 
Cooke were chosen Deputies of the Court for the yeare ensueinge. 
Mr Anthony Stoddard was chosen Comission r . to receave the votes 
for the nomination of Majestrates and a Countie Treasurer which 
were then sealed up and delivered to his custody and care. L* 
Nathaniell Reynalds was. then chosen by the freemen to inspect the 
transportion of hydes out of the Colony accordinge to the Lawe 
made 15 th of May 1672 

March 16 th . At a meetinge of the Selectmen above were chosen 
other officers for y e yeare ensueinge 

Recorder, John Joyliffe, Treasurer, Capt Thomas Brattle Sealer of 
waights & measures Capt Elisha Huchinson 

Cull, of pipe staves. Sam 1 . Mattockes Sen r . George Burrell 

Cord", of wood. W m . Browne Matbew Grosse, Sam 11 . Davis, 
Lawrence Willis, Henery Largine, Gaud}' James, W m . Midleton, 
John Crosse, Joseph Gridly, Percie Clarke, Abraham Busb}', Wil- 
liam Parram, James Dennis, W m . Pickeram, JohnTuckerman Sen r . 
Tho. Forbes, Sam 11 . Ruggles, Christ 1 . Piggott, William Pasmore. 

Ouerseers of Wood Cord". James Braddinge, John More, 
Ephraim Sale, John Bull 

Measurers of Corne John Marshall, John Tucker 

Measurer of Bords John Barnard, Daniell Travis, Jabesh 
Negus, John Temple 

At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of Bostone upon law- 
full warninge for choyce of a Constable in the room and steed of 
Richard Harris chosen as above & hath paid 10 to the Towne 
Treasu r for his refusall to serve. Obediah Gill was chosen Con- 
stable for y e . yeare ensueinge. 

[148.] 1682. March 27 th . At a meetinge of C.-ipt Thomas 
Brattle, L l . Daniell Turill, Deacon Henery Allen L*. Theo Frary, 



156 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

John Joyliffe, Cap*. Elisha Hucbinson and M r . Nathanicll Green- 
wood 

Perambulators were chosen to run the lines of the bounds be- 
tweene Boston & Cambridge & Boston & Roxbury viz* Deacon 
Jacob Eliott, Mr Benj n Dauis, Mr Asaph Eliott, Mr John Ayres 
& John Bennet, John White Jun r & Thomas Gardn r Jun r of Mudd} r 
riuer who upon Tuesday the 15 th of Aprill next are to meete with 
Cambridge men at 9 of the clock in the morninge at Symon Gates 
his house and the same day at 2 of the clocke in afternoone are to 
meete with Roxbury men for the said service at the bound corner 
where Bostone Cambridge and Roxbury bounds meete. 

Abell Porter sen r & Sam 11 Mason Tythingmen, complaine That 
Nath H Bishop, John Holman and John Bull, not allowed to keepe 
publique house doe notwithstandinge sell beere & Cyder b}* retayle. 

Aprill 17 th . At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon 
lawfull warninge 

By virtue of a law of y e 12 th of Oct r 1681 relateinge to loaf bread 
Bakers, Mr John Faireweath*, Mr John Haj'ward & Mr Arthur 
Mason were chosen to inquire into y e midle price of wheate, how 
it is sould by quantaties & to publish the same to y e loafe bread 
bakers & ye Clarkes of y c Market as they see cause accordinge as 
the Law directs. 

Aprill 24 th . At [a meeting] of IA Daniell Turill, Deacon Henery 
Allen, L* Theo. Frarie, John Joyliffe Capt Elisha Huchinson M r . 
Nath 1 . Greenwood & Capt Brattle 

The severall psons followinge were aproved of by the Select men 
to keepe houses for publique entertainement for y e yeare ensueinge 
if y e . hon d . Countrie Court shall be pleased to grant them licence 
to doe it viz*, for Wine Tavernes 6. 

John Winge George Monke, Thomas Wheeler, John Vyall 
Moses Paine & Capt W m . Write provided he take a house in y e 
midle of y e towne fitter for y*. imploym* y n . y*. he now lives in. 

10 Inhold". viz*. Francis Hudson Thomas Bill, W m . Towres 
William Pollard, Nich. Wilmott, Rebecca Winsor, Widdow, John 
Bull, Widdow Marline, Andrew Neale & Arth r . Keane. 8 Retay lrs . 
for wine & stronge liquors out of dores viz* L*. Rich d . Way, 
Widdow Moseley, Tho Smith, Joseph Howe, John Woodmansey, 
William Toy, Rich. George & John More. 

John Sparry to sell Coffee Chocolatto & Syd r . 

May 4 th . 1682. At a meetinge of y 6 . Selectmen of this towne it 
was ordr d . y*. y e . Record 1 ", grant a Warrant to 1 of the Constables 
of this town to leavie upon the Estate of Joseph Homes y e sume 
of 20 s . for lettinge a house to and.thereb}' entertaininge of Phillip 
Gosse, in this towne who is an Inhabitant of Roxburj r . 

July 17 th . 1682. This daye was comitted to the 8 Constables 
of Bostone a rate nuide by the Selectmen for the collectinge of 
472. 11. for defrayinge the charges of the towne to be paid to Capt 
Thomas Brattle accordinge to warrant given therewith. If any 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1682. 157 

pay in mony they are to have a quarter parte abated, if any refuse 
to pa\ T the Constable is to leavie theire rates by distresse. 

[149.] Aug* 25 th . 1682. At a publique meetinge of the in- 
habitants of Bostone upon lawfull warninge for election of Comis- 
sion rs . to Jo}*ne with the Selectmen to take a valuation of the 
estates of this towne as y e . law directs. Doct. Elisha Cooke was 
chosen the s d Cornissioner. 

Ang* 28 th . At a meetinge of Doct r . Elisha Cooke & all the Se- 
lectmen of this towne a valuation of estates & nomber of heads 
was taken and by virtue of warrant rec d . from the Countrie Treas- 
urer and delivered to Doctor Cooke Comission r of the Countie 
accordinge to the law which assesm* amounted to 159 ld . 0". 4 d . At 
u meeting of the freemen of this towne upon lawfull warninge for 
the election of 7 Comission. of the towne for the yeare ensueinge 
were chosen as followeth Mr. John Safflne, John Joyliffe, Mr 
Anthony Stoddard, Cap* Elisha Huchinson, Mr John Faireweather, 
Cap 1 Thomas Brattle, Cap* John Wally. 

Sep* 20 th . 1682. At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne 
upon lawfull warninge for election of 

One Comissioner of y* Towne in y* rume and steed of Mr 
Anthony Stoddard, who was lately chosen & refused, was chosen 
Doct Elisha Cooke. 

Dec r 18 th . At a publique meeting of the Inhabitants of this 
towne upon lawfull warninge to consider of rebuildinge of an Almes 
house & a worke house, the folio winge declaration was read & the 
proposalls voted 

This towne beinge at exceedinge great charge, annually for the 
releife of the poor, & y* arisinge not onely by y e necessarie supply 
of those y* are sicke, aged & incapacitated for labour, but alsoc for 
the releife of many persons, y* would worke but haue not where 
with all to imploy themselues, and of many more persons & Fami- 
lies y 4 misspend their time, in idlenesse & tiplinge with greate 
neglect of theire callings, and suffer y e Children shamefully to 
spend theire time in y e streetes ; a greate pte of which charge, 
(its thought) might be preuented were there a convenient worke- 
house erected & stocke provided for the implo3'm l of such persons 
at y e charge of y e Towne. And Mr Heneiy Webb haueinge given 
10'J ld towards the build mge of a house for the releife of y e poore, 
with condition y* s d house should be rebuilt, in case it should be 
demolished by fire, or y e like casualtie ; which sume was expended, 
in y e Almes house which is burnt, & the s d sume now demanded of 
y e Towne, or y 4 an Edifice for y' vse be rebuilt, alsoe the Law re- 
quiring y e Selectmen to sett all idle psons to worke. It is there- 
fore propounded to the towne 

1. That there be a worke house provided in some convenient 
place in this towne, with conveniencie of lodginge such psons, as 
shall stand in need of Almes, & be sent thither to worke. 



158 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

2. That there be a sum of mony raised to define the charge 
of 3'* buildinge and to procure a convenient stocke and utensills to 
implo} 7 psons that ma} 7 worke there. 

3. That a Comittee be chosen to consider of y e manner of the 
buildinge for continuance & y e place it shall stand in and what 
stocke to lay in and how improved and that accordinge to their 
advice and direction the whole may be perfected as soon as may be. 

4. The three foregotnge proposalls were by three severall votes 
voted in the affirmative and y e Comittee chosen for y e purpose. 

Mr Symond Linde, Mr Richard Wharton, Dr Elisha Cooke, 
Cnp* John Faireweatk* & Mr John SafRne who by vote were to 
consult with the Select men in all matters of moment of what is to 
be transacted. 

[15O.] Voted alsoe that the sume to be raised by wa} T of rate 
for the buildinge & stocke forementioned shall not exceed a 1000 ld , 
without further advice of y e Towne. And that y e . foresaid Comit- 
tee Joyne with the Selectmen in makeinge a rate for the premises. 

The" same day it was voted by y e inhabitants y* the said Com- 
ittee with y* Select men consider of & pvide one or more Free 
Sckooles for the teachinge of Children to write & Cypher within 
this towne. 

By virtue of a warrant directed to the Select men of Bostone from 
the Countrie Treasurer requiringe them to make a list of all lands 
layd out to any psons in the towne bounds and to assess the pres- 
ent owners thereof at 2 8 . in mony for each hundred Acres of land 
and to deliver the same to the Towne Comission r . chosen to exam- 
ine and pfect this yeares rates. A list was accordinglie taken and 
delivered to D r . Elisha Cooke Comission r . amountinge to 1646 
acres is l ld . 12*. 10 d . Decemb r 8. 1682. 

Dec r 25 th . By virtue of a Warrant directed to the Selectmen 
and Constables of Bostone dated the 26 th . of Octob r 1682 for the 
colleclinge three single Countrie rates one to be paid in mony and 
two in rate pay. 

There was comited to the 8 Constables an assessment for the 
collectinge in this towne in mony 156 lb . 05'. rate pay 310 lb . 5". 6 

To the Constable of Rumny 

Marsh to collect 7. 5. 14. 8. 

To the Constable of Muddy 

River 6. 7. 12. 9. 

169. 17. 337. 2. 6 



More comited to the Constable of Rumney Marsh 

a towne rate 21 . 13 . 

And to the Constable of Muddy River ditto 

amountinge to 18 . 19 . 

March 12 th 1682/3. At a publiqne meetinge of the inhabitants of 
Bostone upon lawfull warninge for the election of towne officers for 
the yeare ensueinge were chosen as followeth 

Moderator Cap* Thomas Brattle. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1682-83. 

7 Selectmen Capt Thomas Brattle Deacon Henery Allen IA 
Daniell Turill, John Joyliffe, Capt Theophilus Frarie, Capt Elisha 
Huchinson Mr Nathaniell Greenewood 

8 Constables for Bostone John Barnard, Sam u Bride, John 
Bennet, Mr Thomas Sauage, Thomas Beavis, Obediah Read, Mi- 
John Ayres and John Ballentine. 

Mr Thomas Sauage refuseing to serue p d 10 ld as a fine accordinge 
to la we & Josiah Tory was chosen in his roome. 

Constable for Muddy Riuer. John Winchester, Jun r . 

Constable for Rurnn} 7 Marsh W m Eustice. 

4 Clarkes of y e Market. Joseph Homes, James Packer, Joseph 
Dauis, Sam 11 Saxton. 

4 Surveyors for Bostone. John Bull, Nath 11 Olliuer, L* Edward 
Willis, W" Coleman. 

2 Surveyors for Muddy Riuer. Thomas Gardner Sen r , and Ed- 
ward Kibby. 

1 Surveyor for Rumny Marsh. John Wiswall. 

4 Sealers of Leather James Maxwell, John Miriam Jr. Sam u 
Jackson and Benj n Duninge, who were also ordered and apO3'nted 
to take care that y e Lawe prohibitinge Butchers to gash or cutt 
any Hydes in the fleainge thereof or other wise be obserued & the 
penaltie required in case of breach of s d Lawe. 

2 Water Bayliffes. Mr John Skarlet, and Mr Tymothy Prout 
Sen r . 

2 Packers of Fish & Flesh John Dinsdall & Addam Dinsdall. 

1 Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson. 

4 Scauengers. John Howen, George Cable, Samuel! Bedwcll, 
& Joseph Gridley. 

4 Hogg Reeues. James Harris, Sam 11 Homes, James Hawkins, 
and Ambrose Dawes. 

Cr}*ars. Robert Wittall, John Howen. Towne orders were 
read. 

[151.] At a meetinge j* said Selectmen the same day were 
other officers chosen by them vizt. 

Recorder John Joyliffe Treasurer Capt Thomas Brattle. 

Sealer of Waights & measures. Capt Elisha Huchinson 

Cull 18 , of Pipe Staves Sam 1 . Mattocks & George Burrell. 

Cord", of Wood Sam u . Davis Lawrence Willis, Gaudy James, 
W m . Midleton Joseph Griddlie, Percie Clarke, Abraham Busby 
W m . Parram, James Dennis W m . Pickeram, John Tuckcrrnan Sen r . 
Tlio. Forbes, Sam 11 . Ruggles, W m . Pasmore, Fearenot Shaw, 
Thomas Narramore & Daniell Fairefeild, John Crosse. 

Overseers of y e . Cord, of Wood, Jeremiah Fitch, John More, 
John Bull & Epra. Sale 

Measurer of Corne. John Marshall 

Measurer of Boards Thomas Barnard, Daniell Travis, Jabesh 
Negus, John Temple. 

March 13 th . At a publique meetinge of the freemen of Bostone 
vpon lawfull warninge for }* e . nomination of majestrates & a Coun- 
tie Treasurer, Election of Deputies for y e Generall Court of Elec- 
tion &c. were chosen 



160 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

3 Deputies viz* Doct Elisha Cooke, Cap* Elisha Huchinson, & 
Mr Anthony Stoddard who were voted to serve the whole 3'eare. 

Voted that a Comittee be chosen to draw up instructions for \ e . 
foresaid Deputies and that Mr John Saffine, Mr Seywall, & Mr. 
Anthony Chickley with the present Select men be a Comittee for 
that end. 

Doctor Elisha Cooke was chosen a Comiss 1 " to carry in the votes 
of 3~ e . nomination of Majestrates to the rest of the Comission. 
and of the Countie Treasurer. 

IA Nathaniell Re3*nolds was chosen to inspect the transportation 
of Hydes prohibited by a Law made y e . 15 th . of May 1672. 

15 th . of March. At a meetinge of M r . John Baffin M r . Anthony 
Checkley and M r . Sam u . Sewall with the Selectmen beinge a Comit- 
tee chosen by y e freemen to drawe up instruction for y e Deputies for 
y e Generall Court was drawne up as followeth 

Accordinge to the desire of the freemen of the Towne of Bos- 
tone at a towne meetinge the 13 th . instant y e Comittee with the 
Selectmen chosen & apoynted to drawe up instructions for the 
Deputies chosen p y e . s d . towne for y e . 3'eare ensueinge doe pro- 
pose to the said Deputies for theire direction as followeth. 

1. That it be moved to this present Generall Court That there 
be an order made that 3*". whole bod3 r of lawes be revized & all 
such lawes that are repugnant to the lawes of England (if there 
be an3 T such) and all lawes alreacty repealed, ma3' be left out, and 
such other good & wholesome lawes made in convenient time, as 
may be needful for the right regulation of this His Majestie's Col- 
lom~ in ever3 r respect. 

2. That Candles made up for sale shall be under the cognisance 
of the Clarkes of y e . market & be liable to be weighed & forfeited 
for want of being full weight as butter & bread is. 

3. That butter made up for sale whether in pounds or larger 
p'cells be liable to be weighed p y e Clarkes of the markett in any 
part of Bostone within the fortification. 

[152.] 4. That a note set vp vnder the Towne house vpon 
one of y e pillars, concerninge the price of wheat shall be suffitient 
notice to 3' e Bakers to size their bread b3 T , accordinge to Law. 

And upon the first Monda3 r of ever3 r moneth the men 3 7 *. set the 
price of wheate shall set up such a note & the words after notice 
given in page 9 the 2 d line ma3 T be left out of y*. lawe. 

JOHN SAFFINE THOMAS BRATTLE ") 

ANTHONY CHECKLEY JOHN JOYLIFFE 

SAMUELL SEWALL HENERY ALLEN I Selectmen 

THEO. FRARY 
DANIELL TURILL J 

March 26 th . 1683. At a meetinge of Capt Thomas Brattle, 
Deacon Henery Allen, L*. Daniell Turill, John Joyliffe, Cap*. 
Theophilus Frarie, Cap*. P^lisha Huchinson & M r . Nath a . Green- 
wood. 

Whereas about 6 3 T eares since the Selectmen let to Joseph Rootes 
a parcell of land before his house, belonging to this towne con*. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1683. 161-. 

about 14 foote at 10 s . p. ann. dureinge the townes pleasure & 
John Bostone [Bolstone in margin] now hauing bought y e . s d 
house, the s d land is now let to the said Bostone with an addition 
of 5 foote beinge in all 19 foote from the said house at the same 
rent of 10 s . in mony pan. 

Ralph Carter Moueing that he may be excused from traininge & 
watchinge, for takeinge care of and keepinge the Engine in good 
order vpon occasion of fire breakiuge out, he is allowed 20 s . in 
11)0113* P- ann u Pn that consideration & he to get himselfe cleare 
from traininge & watching as well as he can. 

James Russell Esq. haueinge bought the house & land w ch 
did formerlie belonge to John Meeres, which land is 40 foote in 
length. There is now let to the s d Russell 5 foote more of the 
Towne land, next the Lower streete at the North east corner and 
soe to run to his North west corner makeinge a triangle for which 
he is to pay two shillings p. an. and is as in y e . marg*. 

A prill 16 th . 1683. At a meetinge of the inhabitants of this towne 
upon lawfull warninge for the Election of a Selectman in the place of 
Cap- Thomas Brattle, deceased, for the yeare ensueiuge Mr 
T3'mothy Prout was chosen Selectman & Cap* W m Geerish, was 
chosen Moderator. 

At a meetinge of all the Selectmen the same day John Jo3'- 
liffe was chosen Treasurer. 

Aprill 30 th . At a meeteinge of D r . Elisha Cooke, M r . Symond 
Linde and M r . John Faireweath r . with the present Selectmen of this 
towne beinge a Comittee apoynted by the towne to consider of and 
provide one or more free schooles for teachinge of children to write 
and cipher accordinge to a vote the 18 th . of Decemb r 1682. It 
was voted b3* the said Comittee first that Two schooles shall be 
pvided and agreed for Secondlie y* the Towne shall allowe 25 ld p. 
ann for each schoole for the present, & y* such psons as send theire 
Children to schoole (y* are able) should pay somethinge to y e 
Master for his better incouragement in his worke. 

[153.] 1683 May 14 th . A rate was made by all the Select- 
men to be cornited to the Constables belonginge to this towne to 
collect the sume of 199 lb . 18". 2 d . in mony by virtue of a warrant rec d . 
from the Countrie Treasurer for the occasions of the Countrie pa}~- 
able to James Russell Esq r . Treasurer 

by the 8 Constables within the necke of Bostone 179 lb . 6 s . 3 d . 
by the Constable of Rumney Marsh ll lb . 6 s . 2 d . 

ind by the Constable of Muddy River 9 lb . 5 s . 9 d . 

199 18. 2. 
Alsoe a rate to collect for the Townes occasions 639. 10. 

To be p d . to y e . Treasurer of y e Town by 8 Constables 584. 6. 
By the Constable of Rumney Marsh as p. warrant 29. 8. 
And l>3' the Constable of Mudd3* River p warrant 25. 16. 



162 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 50. 

To be p d . in rate pay accordinge to the last years 

Valuation 639. 10. 

If any pay rnony p te . ordered to be abated, more 
to be p d . y e . towne treasurer remaininge of the 
mony rate p. 8 Consta. 6. 6. 1 

May 18 th . By virtue of an order of y e Countie Court, dated 
28 th of 9 br 1682 giveinge powre to y e selectmen of Bostone to 
dispose of W m . Batt an idle person y* refusetb to worke, as they 
see fit, he was this day by s d selectmens order d'd to Mr Roger 
Baker to be transported to one of y e English plantations in y e West 
Indies, s d Baker pa\ T inge 20". to Robt. Earle prison keeper toward 
his charge when he was there. 

May 28 th . At a meetinge of IA Daniell Turill, John Joyliffe, 
Cap*. Theo. Frary, Cap*. Elisha Huchinson, M r . Nath*. Greenwood, 
Deacon Henery Allen & Tym. Prout, 

Agreed with Ralph Carter That him selfe & 7 others (one man out 
of each Comp a . of the traines bands) should take the care and charge 
of the water Engine, to keepe it in good ord r & be readie vpon all 
occasions, to attend the vse & seruice there of, when said Carter 
shall require it, or there be any noyse or crie of fire breakinge out 
in an}* pte of this Towne. In consideration where of (by y* consent 
of y e severall Cap t8 of y e towne) they shall be exempt from traininge 
& are to attend the s d service vpon the penaltie the Law prefixeth for 
not traininge. The several psons are as followeth, Ralph Carter, Ed- 
ward Budd, Rich d Knight, Samson Dure, W m Button, W m Paine 
Smith, Sam u East, Pet r Oadline. 

Ordered Mr Thomas Brattle to pay Martine Sand 18 ld . 10 s . for 
timber for the Battery. 

July 30. At a meetinge of L*. Daniell Turill, Capt. Elisha 
Huchinson, Nath a . Greenwood, Deacon Henery Allen, John Joy- 
liffe and M r Tymothy Prout 

Ordered 33 s . to be paid Doct r Daniell Stone for lookinge after & 
dressinge an vlcerous Leg of Griffine, who was formerlie a seru* to 
L* John Smith. 

Aug* 2 d . Giuen David Edwards an ord r vnd r y e select mens hands 
to receaueof Elder John Wiswall & Doct r Elisha Cooke, 34 ld . 4 s . in 
mon} r for severall things he brought from England for y e vse of the 
Library, by order of Cap* Brattle, & is in pte of a greate stime due 
from them, for Cap*. Rob*. Keynes legacie to y e vse of s d Libraiy, 
as apeares fol. 47. 

Aug*. 6 th . At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne upon law- 
full warninge for choyce of a Comission r for valuation of the es- 
tates of y* towne. Doct. Elisha Cooke was chosen s d . Comissioner. 

Agreed with John Orris y* he will maintaine his Father & 
Mother Orrice, as longe as they shall liue, vpon condition y* he 
shall be rate free to ye Countrie & towne, duringe the s d terme. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1683. 163 

[154.] 1683. Aug* 27 th . At a meetinge this day of Capt. 
Elisha Huchinson, Nathaniell Greenwood, M r . Tymothy Prout, 
Deacon Henry Alien, IA Daniel! Turill, John Joyliffe, Capt Theo. 
Frarj r with D r . Elisha Cooke beinge Coraiss r chosen to take the 
valuation of estates and heads of the inhabitants of the towne. 

A valuation was pfected and comited to s d . Comission r as the Law 
directs araountinge to at a penny in the round for estates and 20 d . 
each head rateable to 140*. 14 s . 3 d . 

Aug 31 st . 1683. At a publique meetinge of 3-*. freemen of 
Bostone upon publique warninge for the election of 7 Comission M 
in this towne for the yeare ensuinge were chosen viz*. John Joy- 
lifle, Cap* John Faireweather, Cap* Elisha Huchinson, Doc* Elisha 
Cooke, M r John Saffine, Mr Isaacke Addington, and Mr Samuell 
Se}*wall. 

Oct. 31 th . The Selectmen all mett this day staked out a highway 
for the townes use on the southeiiie side of y e land belonginge to 
the late John Gill deceased beinge 30 foote in breadth from the 
lower corner of said Gills wharfe next the sea. 

Alsoe the same day staked out another highway for the townes 
use on the easterlie side of the propriet lands which tyeth betweene 
the above said highway and the way that leads from Deacon Henery 
Aliens to the windmill which way is in breadth from the propriet. 
land 50 foote towards the sea shore. 

The flatts and land betweene this said highway into the sea is 
granted to the propriet". of the land which are abutters on the said 
way in an equall proportion to theire severall fronts on said way. 

Alwayes provided the said propriet and abuttors mainetaine in 
good repaire the said way at theire proper cost and charge. 

It is alsoe ordered that the Owners or propriet of the land 
(above mentioned) latelie belonginge to John Gill deceased doe 
remove the fence which now stands in the highway and that it be 
done within 6 moneths on the penaltie of twentie shillings p weeke 
for every weekes default. 

Dec 24 th . At a meetinge of all the Selectmen of this towne for 
assessinge of this towne one rate & halfe to be paid in moil}' & 
one rate in Countrie pa3' by virtue of 2 warrants rec d . from James 
Russell Esq r . Treasurer. 

The rate was this da3 r comited to the 8 Constables 

within the necke of Bostone to collect in mony 186. 1. 
And in countrie pay abateinge to pay mony 123. 12. 6 

To the Constable of Rumny Marsh in mony 10. 13. 6 

And to be p d . in Countrie pa3 r abated to pa3 r mony 7. 1. 

To the Cons*, of Muddv River mony 8 lb . 15". & rate 

pay 5 lb . 17'. 14. 12. 



342. 0. 
Dec. 31. At a meetinge of all the Selectmen 



164 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

It was Ordered y* James Burgis be paid 25 s . in mony for halfe a 
yeares rent due to him for Sarah Covill, the 25 th of this ins 4 . And 
that the wife of James Webster be allowed 8 s . for supplyinge of 
s d Couill in y e time of her sicknesse. 

[155.] Jan 21 th . At a meetinge of the freemen of this towne 
upon lavvt'ull warninge. 

Vpon readinge and publishinge his Majesties Declaration dated 
26 th of July 1683 relateinge to the Quo Warranto issued out 
against the Chart*, and priueledges claymed by the Govern 1 " & 
Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, It beinge 
put to the vote, Whether the Freemen were minded that the Generall 
Court should make a full submission and intire resignation of Our 
Charter & priuiledges there in granted to his Majesties pleasure as 
intimated in the said Declaration now read. 

The Question was resolued in the Negatiue, Nemine contra 
dicente. 

Ralph Carter moves to be allowed for his lookinge to the Engine 
formerlie, It was agreed at a meetinge of all the Selectmen this 
day that he be allowed 30 s . in mony for the time past untill March 
26 th . last and to haue 20". p. an. for the time to come. 

Feb 13 th . To the Hon rd Generall Court now sittinge in Bostone 
The Humble petition of y e selectmen of Bostone on the behalfe of 
Sundry Inhabitants of this Towne Showeth 

That Whereas this Townes Valuation of Estates was taken for 
this yeare, since which time, by the prouidence of God many of 
the habitations & much of the Estate of sundry psons to the value 
of several thousand pounds hath beene consumed by the late fire, 
whereby severall haue beene disenabled to pay theire rates, and 
some Wholie impoverished, w ch of necessitie must be releiued by 
the Towne, Therefore they Humblie request the Hon rd Court that 
theire rates may be abated to y e Towne as you in your wisedomes 
may seeme meete, And wee shall pray, &c. 

In y e name of y e Selectmen, J. J. R. 

Feb. 25 th . At a meetinge of Deacon Henery Allen, L*. Turill, 
John Joyliffe, Capt. Huchinson, Nath a . Greenwood & M r . Tym. 
Prout. 

Agreed with Ensigne Bozoone Allen to mend the highway from 
John Thiwings land to y e lane by M r Houchins house & to make 
y e water 3 rt comes of the Hill to run downe s d land by Mr Saffines 
& to keepe & maintaiue the s d way ; for which he is to have allowed 
him twentie shillings. 

March 10 th . At a publique meetinge of inhabitants of Bostone 
upon lawfull warninge the proposal! followinge was presented to 
y e . Selectmen. 

The proprietors of y e land where y e late fire made ruins on y e 
south side of y e Dockes mouth doe request y* 3*011 please to pro- 
pose vnto the Towne, That y e regulateing y e high wa} r leading from 
y e Docks mouth to M r Nowells corn r on y e East side of y e way may 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1683-84. 165 

be left to the discretion of the Selectmen, that they may haue 
powre to make such agreem* with them, & lay out the said high 
wa}' soe as may be most for the publique good of the Towne for 
the future, they beinge about to build with Bricke, & therefore it is 
hoped noe alteration will be made in many yeares ; And in case 
the}' finde it needfull to lay any of the proprietor 8 land to y e high 
way to inlarge it, that they may haue powre to make it vp to them 
by longer lease or otherwise as they see most convenient for the 
good of the Towne. 

Voted by the Towne in the affirmatiue y e 10 th March 1683/84. 
Then alsoe Voted y* there be 9 Selectmen chosen for y e }'eare 
ensueing. 

[156.] 168J March 10 th . At a publique meetinge of the 
inhabitants of Bostone upon lawfull warninge for the election of 
officers of the Towne for the yeare ensueinge were chosen for 

Moderator. Cap* W m Gerrish. 

9 Selectmen John Joj'liffe Capt Tymothy Prout, Deacon Hen. 
Allen Capt Theophilus Frary Cap*. Daniell Turill, Capt Elisha 
Huchinson, L*. Edward Willis Cap* John Faireweath r . M r . Nath 1 . 
Greenwood 

8 Constables. Sam u Johnson, W m Grigs, Thomas Hunt, W m 
Clarke, Daniell Quinsey, John Hay ward, W m Robie, Thomas More. 

Constable of Muddy Riuer Vriah Clarke. 

Constable of .Rumn} 7 Marsh. John Tuttle Jun r . 

4 Clarkes of y e Market. Ed Smith, Isack Miriam, Isack Goose, 
Benj n Breame. 

4 Surveyors for Bostone. Rich d Medlecot, Cheev", Tho: 
Walker, James Meeres. 

2 Surveyors of Muddy Riuer. Thomas Gardner sen r , Edw d 
Kibbie. 

1 Surveyor of Rumny Marsh Cap* John Floyd. 

4 Sealers of Leather & to inspect the cuttinge & Gashinge of 
Hydes. John Miriam Jun r , W m Gilbert, James Maxwell, Isack 
Grigs. 

2 Water Bayliffes John Skaiiet, W m Holloway. 

2 Packers of Fish & Flesh John Dinsdall Addam Dinsdall 

1 Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson. 

4 Scauengers. John Crosse, John Howen, John Tucker, Rob- 
ert Withall. 

4 Hogg Reeues Daniell Fairefeild, Benja Emans, John Rob- 
erts, Grimsone Bowde. 

4 Crj'ers. John Crosse, John Howen, John Tucker, Robert 
Withall. 

Voted, That the Custorne or practice taken vp by y e Towne at 
the chooseinge of Jurors, not to choose any to that service y* were 
present at the Meetinge, be hence forth made Voyde, & that it be 
free to choose as well of those present as out of such as are 
absent. 

At a meetinge of s d . 9 Selectmen y e . same day were chosen 

Recorder John Joyliffe. 

Treasurer L*. Edward Willis. 



160 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Seal r of W t9 & Measures W m Neeclham. 

Aron Wa} r & W m Ireland were apoynted pambulators to run y e 
line betvveene Charlestowne & Bostone upon Tuesday the 25 th . of 
March instant accordinge to an order rec d . from the Selectmen of 
Charlestowne. 

March 1 1 th . At a publique meetinge of the freemen of Bostone 
upon lawfull warninge to bringe in theire votes for nomination of 
Majestrates & a Countie Treasurer choyce of Deputies for the next 
General! Court of Election & other officers 

3 Deputies were chosen for tlie whole yeare ensueinge viz* Mi- 
Anthony Stoddard, Doct Elisha Cooke, Cap* Eli : Huchinson. 

Comiss r to receave y e votes for nomination of Magestrates & 
Countie Treasurer & carry them in as y e Law directs Doctor Elisha 
Cooke. 

John Miriam Sen r chosen to inspect the transportation of Hydes 
contrarie to the Lawe. 

Cap* John Faireweather, Mr. Arthur Mason, & Cap* Pen Towns- 
end were chosen for y e settinge of y e price of wheate to the Loafe 
bread bakers. 

[157.1 16 tJ March 17 th . At a meetinge of the Selectmen 
of Bostone other officers were chosen for the yeare ensueinge vizt. 

Cullers of Staves Samuell Mattocke & George Burrell 

Cord" of Wood Sam 11 . Davis, William Middleton, Percie Clarke, 
W m . Pan-am. John Tuckerman Sen r . Tho. Forbes, Sam 11 . Ruggles, 
Feare not Shawe, Thomas Narramore, Daniell Fairefield, John 
Crosse, David Cumins, Lawrence Willis. 

Measurers of Corne. John Marshall, and John Tucker. 

Measurers of bords. Tho: Barnard, Daniell Trauis, James 
Packer, John Temple. 

1684. March 31 th . At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, Capt. 
Tymothy Prout, Deacon Henery Allen, Capt. Theophilus Frarv, 
Capt. Daniell Turill, L*. Edward Willis, Capt. John Faireweath', 
and M r . Nathaniell Greenwood. 

It is ordered that whereas there haue beene severall Wholesome 
Ordr* made & renewed relateinge to the streets, comons & pub- 
lique places of this towne for the prevention of Infection or other 
dangers which might accrue to the Inhabitants thereof, by not 
attendinge thereunto, and whereas by y e populousnesse thereof, 
there is a necessiiie to put life into them b}' a due execution 
thereof, And to preserve the Townes rights in theire streetes, and 
publique places now b}' divers incroached upon and to remove all 
obstructions out of the highwayes that are a present annoyance It 
is now ordered that the present scavengers and those that shall be 
yeaiiie chosen for the future doe see and take care that the severall 
orders of the towne a coppie whereof is to be deliverd to them, be 
duely observed and the}' are hereby required that the}' be faithfull 
and diligent in the performance of theire duties and trust commited 
to them therein and least any should pleade ignorance, they are 
before the utmost prosecution hereof to give every person trans- 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1684. 167 

gressinge notice thereof and fortie eight howres space to redresse 
the same, but upon theire neglect or refusal! to conforme to the 
said orders the said Scavengers are to repaire to the Treasurer or 
Recorder of the Town who shall forthwith grant them a warrant to 
distraine the penaltie accordinge to the breach of any order the one- 
halfe whereof shall be delivered to the Towne Treasurer for the use 
of the towne, the other halfe to the said scaveng 1 " 8 . for theire care 
and paines therein. 

The agreem* made wi 01 W m Ireland & Aron Way for y e repairinge 
of v e high way from y e foot of powder home hill to Mr. Newgatts 
lott. made the 27 th . of the 8. mo. 1661 & renewed the 27 th . of the 9 mo . 
1671, is now agreed on betweene the Selectmen and the said Ire- 
laud and Way to be continued for the space of 10 yeares more the 
towne payinge them as formerly 25 s . p. ann. from this day. 

Capt. Ephraim Sauage, Cap*. Townsend, IA John Smith, & 
Cap*. John Flo3 T d, are chosen and apoynted to run the line of the 
bounds betweene Rumny Marsh and Lin, Maiden and Readinge 
and to meete those of Linn at Goodman Edmonds house upon 
Tuesday the 22 th of this instant Aprill at 8 of the clocke in the 
morninge, the Pambulat of Maiden at Aron Wayes house about 
12 of the clocke ; and of Readinge at the begininge of the line aboute 
3 of the clocke all in the same day, To the 4 psons above were 
afterward added for the said service L*. Edward Willis L*. Ephraim 
Sale and M r John Wiswall 

[158.] 1684 Aprill 21 th . At a meetinge of the freemen and 
others upon lawfull warninge for the election of Juiymen for y e next 
County Court upon the neglect of a Constable to bringe y e warr*. 
in season to y e meetinge for choyce of Jurors, it was then voted 
that whatsoever Constable to whcme the warrant shall be comitted 
for the choyce of Jurymen for the future & shall neglect to attend 
y e service in the season of it shall be fined 10 shillings in mony. 

It was further voted at ye same meetinge That for a more order- 
lie choyce of Jurors for the time to come there should be a comittee 
chosen to take a list of such persons in all ptes of the Towne, -as are 
able & discreete men fit for that service, accordinge as y e Law 
directs, to be presented at such Meetings for a more orderlie choyce 
then formerly that y e Courts may be the better supplied with able & 
suffitient men, & the burden of y* seruice not lie vpou a few. 

Voted, that Mr John Saffine, Mr. Symon Linde, and Cap* W m 
Gerrish be the s d Comittee, to take y e s d list against y e next meet- 
inge on such an occasion. 

Aprill 30 th . A list of Tythinge[men] chosen by y e Selectmen & 
presented to the Hon rd Countie Court for the yeare ensueinge 

In Major Richards Comp a . Joseph Williams, Arthur Smith, 
John Mills. 

Cap* Turill's Comp a . Tymothy Pratt, Henery Ernes, Benj a 
Duninge. 

Cap* John Wings Comp a . John Dyer, Giles Dyer, Sara 11 . 
Chickley. 



168 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

In Cap* Huchinsons Comp a . Jeremy Dinner, Henery Deeringe, 
James Pecker. 

Cap* Savages Comp a . Moses Bradford, James Taylor, Edward 
Brumfeild. 

Cap* Tounsends Comp a . W m Haberfeild, Gilbert Cole, Sam u . 
Marshall. 

In Cap* Hills Comp a . Sam u Bicknall, W m Hoare, Savill Sim- 
son, John Benjamine. 

In Cap* Sewalls Comp a . John Blake, Elisha Oadley, Joseph 
Wheeler. 

Coppie of the Generall Court Order held at Bostone 3 th of Febr 
1G83. In answers to the Petion of John Joyliffe in the name of the 
Selectmen of Bostone It is ordered that y e Selectmen shall have 
power to abate the rates of such p sons that haue lately suffered 
by fire & disabled to pay their rates, not exceedinge 25 ld . That 
this is a true Coppie taken out of the Court Booke of Records 
Attests Edward Rawson Secretary. 

May 9 th . At a meetinge of y e . freemen of Bostone for the choyce 
of 2 Deputies for y e . Generall Court in y e . place & steed of Doctor 
Elisha Cooke & Capt Elisha Huchinson who at y e . late election 
were chosen Majestrates 

Mr John Saffine & Mr John Faireweather were chosen for that 
service for the yeare ensueinge. 

May 12 th . At a meetinge of the inhabitants of this towne upon 
lawful! warninge for choyce of a Constable in the place of John 
Hay ward, chosen Constable the 10 th of March last & refused to 
serue in that office, It was Voted. That a fine of 10 ld be imposed 
on s d Hayward for his refusall & Sam 11 Mason was chosen Constable 
in his steed for the yeare ensueinge. And a warrant was delivered 
to a Constable from the Selectmen to Leavie the sume of 10 ld vpon 
the s d Haywards estate & d'd the same to Edward Willis, Treas- 
urer. [159.] Returne of the Constable wan**, extended upon 
the estate of John Hayward. 

I have levied vpon the Estate of John Hayward shopkeeper who 
Lines at y e south end of Bostone by way of distresse the sume of 
10 ld in goods, which were prized by Mr John Blake, & M r Seth 
Perry & d'd to Mr Edward Willis Treasurer of this Towne, for the 
use of the said towne beinge for a fine imposed on him the 12 th of 
May 1684 by the inhabitants at theire publique meetinge for his 
refuseing to serve in the office of a Constable to which he was law- 
fully chosen by said inhabitants the 10 th . of March last which is 
accordinge to lawe. p. me, WILL M GRIGGS Constable ] 

in Bostone. ) 

27 th . Ma3 r . At a meetinge of Deacon Henery Allen, Capt. Theo. 
Frary, Capt. Turill, Capt. Elisha Huchinson, L*. Edward Willis, 
Capt John Faireweath r . M r . Nath a . Greenwood, J no . Joyliffe, & 
Capt. Prout, 

Whereas the Hon rd . Generall Court the 7 th . of Nov r 1683 did im- 
powre the Selectmen of Bostone to heare and determine all controver- 



BOSTON TOWN KECOEDS, 1684. 160 

sies relateinge to the boundaries of the Lands of such persons whose 
houses haue beene burnt dovvne in the late fires. Vpon a Com- 
plaint latelie made to the s d Select men of a difference betwecne 
Josha Winsor & Jo}*ce Hall about theire bounds of Lands where 
the late fire made ruines ncere the Docke, After the viewing of y* 
lands, deedes & other Euidences with the onid Foundations, wee 
doe judge and determine that the wall in pte built by Josha Winsor 
stands one halfe vpon y e land of s d Hall, and the other halfe vpon 
the land of s d Winsor, accordinge as the late lawe of the General! 
Court directs, the foundation of said wall beinge laid by the select- 
mens order. 

Whereas at a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of this towne 
upon the 10 th . of March last it was referd to the Select men to agree 
with those Mcrch ta . that had theire warehouses burne downe by the 
last greate fire about regulatinge of the high way before theire land 
from the greate Dockes mouth to Mr Sam u Nowells Warehouse 
corner, It is this clay agreed with Mr Edward Sheppen that he 
shall haue and enjoy the reversion of his Laud for euer after y e 
Expiration of his lease. 

June 18 th . At a meetinge of the Selectmen it was agreed and 
ordered that 

Whereas some Indians haue of late claymed a proprietie in some 
of 3 >e Islands in this bay, y* haue not formerlie beene compounded 
for w 01 them, of w ch Deare Island is supposed to be one, Mr Symon 
Lincle be desired and is hereby desired and requested to make such 
agreem* as he can for Deare Island, the necke of Bostone or any 
pte thereof or other proprietie belonginge to this towne as the s d 
Indians shall la} 7 any legall claime to, or pretend an interest in, 
and thereb}* to procure a firm deed of conve3*ance for y e Inheritance 
of any of s d places, the charge whereof, and what some of mony 
he shall agree for to be allowed and repaid him by this towne. 

June 30 th . At a meetinge of Capt. Theop. Frary, Capt Daniell 
Turill, L*. Edward Willis. Cap* John Faireweath r ., John Joy liffe, 
Capt Tymothy Front and Deacon Henerj' Allen 

Then signed a deed by them to M r . Edward Sheppen for the 
reversion & inheritance of y e . land in his possestion w th . a propor- 
tionable pte of y e . flates behinde it toward the sea he payeinge 1 > 
shillings in mony yearlie for ever on y e . 30 day of June by virtue 
of an Order made at a Publique meetinge of y e . inhabitants of 
this towne the 10 th of March last. 

[16O.] Whereas upon the 26 th . of Jan*. 1679 as in folio 126 
& 127 the reversion of the land in the possession of M r . Eleacham 
Huchinson neere y e . docke was granted to him & a deed thereof 
given him he pa}*inge to y e . towne 10 shillings in mony yearlie for 
ever 

It is now agreed with said Huchinson by virtue of an order of 
y e . inhabitants of this towne made the 30^. of March last that in 
consideration of adclinge to the highwa}' before his said land 
next the docke 8 foote in breadth & 38 foote in length to lye as a 



170 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

highway for ever, the said anuall rent of 10 shillings is abated or 
remitted to him & a new deed given him of the same land this day 
\\*. out any acknowledgm*. 

June 30. This day a rate was comitted to the Constables to be 
collected by them beinge halfe a countrie rate by warr* from the 
countrie treasurer and to be paid to him or his order. 
By the 8 Constables in Bostone, 73 lb . 13 s . 6 d . Rurnny \ 
marsh, 3 lb . 11 s . and bv the constable of Muddy > 
River, 2 lb . 19 s . 6 d . j 80. 4. 



Alsoe for thetowne's occasions, 4 rates by 8 constables, ") 593 .6.0 
By Rumny Marsh 26. 18. [ 

and Muddy River 24. 3. ) 51. 1. 

644. 7. 

July 28 th . At a meetinge of Capt. Daniell Turill, L*. Edward 
Willis Capt. John Faireweath r , John Joyliffe Capt Tym. Prout, 
Deacon Henery Allen & Capt. Theophilus Frary 

Agreed with W m Sumner blacksmith to pay him 4 lds in mony to 
keepe the clocke at y e North end of the Towne for one }'eare to begin 
the 1 st of Aug* next & to pay him for worke done about s d clocke 
the 3'eare past, 14 s . mony. 

Scth Perry beinge bound to secure y e Towne from charge by 
John Augur weav r or any of his Family, The said Augur beinge 
now dead & not left Estate to bur}' him, s d Perry beinge sent to, 
to doe it, refused it, then ordered it to be done at y e Towne 
charge. 

July 30 th . Whereas at a meetinge of Major Richards & the 
major p te of the Selectmen of this towne sometime in May last the 
bounds of North Battery was staked out & ordered to be inclosed 
w ch . is now for the greatest p te done and containes in length from a 
corner post next the highwa}' upon a nor west line seaventie one 
foote and halfe of fence which fence at the south corner of Elias 
Parkmans house is in distance from said house 6 foote and 3 inches 
and at an angle neere the celler dore of John Jarvis from the said 
Jarvis house 10 foote and from the end of said line of 71 J- foote 
the length of a shed or storehouse latelie erected toward the north 
corner of the battery 15 foote and halfe and from said corner post 
at the south end downe toward the sea to a greate post in the 
beach neere the south end of said Battery 27 foote ai^d halfe. 

Aug. 15 th . 1684. At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of 
Bostone [upon] lawfull warninge by virtue of a warr*. rec d from y e . 
Countrie Treasurer to choose one of the freemen a Commission 1 ", 
to joyne with y e . Selectmen to take a valuation of y e . estate of y e . 
inhabitants of this towne 

Elisha Cooke Esq. was made choj'ce of for y*. service aforesaid 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1684. 171 

[161.] 1684. Aug* 29 th . Ata meetinge of the freemen of Bostone 
upon lawfull warninge for the election of 7 Comission 1 " 8 . in the 
towne for the yeare ensueinge were chosen as folio 

John Jo3*liffe, Cap* John Faireweather, Mr Isack Addington, 
Mr John Saffine, Mr Addam Wintrop, Cap 1 Tym: Proute, 
L* Edward Willis. At a meetinge of Elisha Cooke Esq r . & 
the Selectmen of this towne a valuation of estates & nomber 
<f heads was taken perfected & comited to s d . Cooke beinge 
Comission r . to receave the same accordinge as the Law directs by 
virtue of a warr*. rec d . from the Countrie Treasurer, which valuation 
at l d . in the pound of estates and 20 d . for every head amounted to 
the sume of 130 lb . 

g e pt gth^ Agreed with Widdow Blore to entertaine Mary Chel- 
sam in her house & to allowe her meate drinke & lodginge, for 
which the select men are to pay s d Blore 5*. a weecke, in mony & 
one Load of Wood for the winter. 

29. At a meetinge of L*. Edward Willis, Capt. J no . 
Faireweath r . John Joyliffe, Capt. T3*mothy Prout, Deacon Hen. 
Allen, Capt Theo. Frary, Capt. Daniell Turill & Capt. Elisha 
Huchinson. By virtue of a law of the General! Court of the 10 th . 
Sept. 1684 giveingc libertie for 5 or 6 more publique houses 
to be allowed in Bostone with the aprobation of the Selectmen the 
foresaid Selectmen have this day aproved of these following 

Nathaniell. Bishop to sell beere and cyder by retayle. 

John Bull and Sam 11 . Norden alsoe to sell beere and cj'der. 

James Butler and Richard Knight to keep Tavernes. 

Widdow Wardall to retayle stronge wat". out of dore. 

Thomas Larkinge Barb r haueing opened a shop & set out his 
windowe ouer the Towne land & not admited or aproved of by the 
Selectmen of this towne to be an inhabitant here which is contrary 
to the orders of this towne, is fined 20 s . & to pay 20". p weeke till 
his windowe be taken downe. 

The wife of Nicholas Howard is allowed to entertain Lodgers in 
the absence of her Husband. 

Whereas M r . Edward Brumfeild hath erected a paire of staires 
upon the towne land before his new bricke buildinge neere the 
docke It is ordered that the said Bromfield take downe the said 
staires within 1 moneth after this day upon the penaltie of 20*. and 
20 s . p weeke afterward untill they be removed. 

Nov r 24 th . At a meetinge of John JoylifFe, Capt Tymothy 
Prout, Deacon Allen, Capt Frarie, Capt Daniell Turill, Capt 
Elisha Huchinson M r . Edward Willis & Capt John Faireweath r . 

Deacon Henery Allen and Cap* Frary made a returne y* accord- 
inge to a former ord r they had agreed with John Cole to keepe a 
Free schoole to teach y e Children of the Towne to read & write 
for one yeare from the 1 st of this instant Nov r . for which the Towne 
is to pay him 10 ld . i mony & 20 ld . in Countrie pay aa mony, or at 
mony price. 



16 C 4. Dec' l rt At a meetinge of John Joyliffe, Deacon 
Henery Allen, Capt Tymothy Prout, Capt Theo. Frarie, Capt 



172 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Turill Cap*. Elisha Hnchinson M r . Edward Willis, Capt Faire- 
weath*. 

It was Voted (Nemine contradicente) that in all cases that come 
before the Selectmen where there is an equall vote, the president for 
that time shall haue a castinge voj'ce in the determination thereof. 

Warn 1 " Wesenduncke was aproved of to keepea publique house 
for entertainem*. and sell wine beere and cj'der by retaile if the 
Countie Court shall be pleased to grant him license upon his 
serious ingagern*. to observe all the wholesome lawes of the place 
accordinge to his petition. 

Dec 8 th . A rate was comitted to 3** Constables of Bostone 
Muddy River and Rumny Marsh to collect 268 ld . 8". for 2 Countrie 
rotes, 1 in mony and 1 in Countrie pay to be paid to the 
Treasurer of the Countrie by virtue of a Warr*. of his dated the 
15 th . of Novemb r . 1684. 

March 5 th . 16f. At a meetinge of the Selectmen this day it was 
agreed and ordered that 

Whereas there is a Well digged at the charge of the Towne in 
the streete neere the house of Cap* Thomas Brattle, late of Bos- 
tone deceased, which did ouerflowe the Top thereof & run into 
the streete, Vpon the motion of Cap* John Winge, L*Isaack Walker, 
Mr Nath 11 Williams & Mr Thomas Stanbury on the behalfeof them 
selues, and some other of thoire neighb that are or may be wil- 
linge to ioyne with them therein ; the}' did propose to the select 
men of this Towne that If the s d select men were willing to grant 
them the libertie to la3 T pipes from s d well through the streete to the 
head of the Docke betweene s d Winges & Stanberys houses, to 
bringe s d water into a Cisterne, that should by them be made there, 
they would be at the charge thereof; prouided the s d select men 
would grant them leaue for breaking vp the land for s d Cisterne & 
the streete or highway leadinge thereto for the accomplishinge of 
tieire worke in the makeinge & maintaininge of the s d Cisterne, 
whth water for the vse & benefit of s d John Winge, Isaack Walker 
Nathan 11 Williams, Thomas Stanberny, theire Company or Assoti- 
ates ; And for the benefit of the Towne in generall vpon any Ex- 
traordinary occasion as of fire breakinge out or the like ; They the 
s d Winge & Company obliginge them selues to make good the 
streetes and high wa3'es, at all times when the}' shall haue occasion 
to lay or mend s d pipes or Cisterne and to pane the streete & 
Docke head about the s d Cisterne, And whereas as the pipes are now 
layd & Cisterne made at theire charge. The Select men haue 
caused this motion to be recorded & granted the premises to them 
& such others as shall jo}'ne with them in the charge for the vse 
abouc said, and to theire execut". and assignes soe long as they 
mainetaine the s d Cisterne with water sufficient for the ends 
proposed, and noe longer provided they doe not at any time (with- 
out leaue from the Towne j lay theire pipes an3 T deeper into the 
s d well, nor build anythinge oner the s d Cisterne more then of neces- 
sitie to secure the water. Alsoe that the Towne shall not grant 
libertie to any pson or persons to lay other pipes from s d well, soe 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1684-85. 173 

as to "Jepriue s d Winge & Compan}* of the benefit of the water 
before granted they the said Winge and Company, paying yearlie 
upon the 1 st . day of March I 8 , in mony beinge lawfully demanded by 
any of the selectmen or other pson by order of the towne. Alsoe 
if any damage come at any time [163.] to the s d Condict b}' reason 
of any publique vse, it shall be repaired at the charge of the pub- 
lique, And it is further agreed that if the towne at their publique 
meetinge shall see cause to reimburse and repay to the said John 
Winge and Company the charge they have or shall be at in the 
transaction of the premises then the same shall returne and be for 
the use and benefit of the towne in generall. 

March 9 th 1684X5. At a puuiique meetinge of the inhabitants of 
Bostone upon lawfull Warninge for the election of officers of the 
Towne for the } T eare ensueinge It was 

Voted that a Moderator by chosen by holdinge vp of hands and 
then Cap 4 W m Gerrish was chosen Moderator. 

Vpon the Selectmens Motion to haue a discharge for the service 
they haue done for y e Towne in times past, or y* y* Towne would 
choose a Comittee to examine the Ace* of all rates made by them 
& how disbursed giueing s d Comittee powre to discharge them. 

It was Voted that a Comittee should be chosen for the end above 
said and Mr Symond Linde, Mr Peter Sergeant, & Mr Isacke 
Addington were chosen a Comittee for that purpose. 

9 Selectmen Cap*. Daniell Turill, John Joyliffe, Capt Theo. 
Frary, Deacon Henerj' Allen, CaptTymothy Front, L e . Edward Wil- 
lis, Elisha Huchinson Esq Capt John Faireweathr Elisha Cooke 
Esq 

8 Constables of Bostone John Merriam Jun r . James Barnes 
Thomas Barnard, Thomas Baker Smith, John Cottie, John Baker 
Brasier, Robert Butcher, James Greene 

Constable of Muddy Riuer. Jabesh Buckmaster. 

Constable of Rumny Marsh Isaack Lewis. 

Clarkcs of y Market. Mr Henery Deeringe, Capt W m . Ger- 
ish, W ra Sunnier, Savill Simson. 

Survey" for Bostone Mr Richard Medlecot, Tho: Atkins, 
John Miriam sen r . Mr Nath u Williams. 

Surveyors for Muddy Riuer. Thomas Gardn r sen, Rob*. Har- 
ris. 

Surve}'or for Rumny Marsh William Hersey Jun r . 

Sealcrss of leather & to inspect cuttinge & Gashinge of Hides, 
John Meriam Jun r . James Maxwell, W m Gibson, John Goffe. 

Water Bayliffes, John Skarlet, W m Hollaway. 

Packers of flesh & Fish John Dinsdale & Addam Dinsdale. 

Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson 

Scavengers. Tho. Harwood, Joshua Winsor, William Rawson, 
Will Towres. 

Hogg Reeues. W m . Paine, Joyn r . Giles Fifeild, James Hawk- 
ins, Tho. Hunt Turn r . 

Cryers. John Tucker, Robt Withall, John Crosse, John How- 
cn, Rich d Drewe. 

Inspectors of Bricke. Rich d Knight Mason, W m Dawes, John 
Peircc, Eneas Salter. 



174 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Towne old instructions were read. Towne penall orders were 
read. Voted that the Selectmens agreem' with John Winge and 
Company about the Condict and record thereabout is aproved of by 
the towne. Voted that M r . Edward Willis be Treasurer and John 
Jo3'liffe Recorder for this yeare. Voted that the Selectmen have 
powre to make such rates as shall be necessary for defrayeing the 
charge of the towne untill the Comittee bringe in theire report, 
and further order be taken. Voted that the Selectmen or Towne 
Treasurer have powre legallie to demand and recover the rents and 
debts due to the towne and to give discharges to all that have any 
way beene intrusted formerlie by the towne or selectmen. 

[164.] Voted, at the publique meetinge of the inhabitants 
Tluit whereas the worke house is yet vnilnished for want of 
effects in the Comittees hands, in regard that man}' that 
haue subscribed theire Free Contribution towards it haue not paid, 
And others haue refused to contribute at all towards it, It is ordered 
that the select men with the s d Comittee be impowred to make a 
rate vpon the Estates of them y* refuse to contribute at all, & put 
into the said rate, the subscriptions of those y* haue not paid, 
That soe ye worke may be Finished. 

Vpon a Motion of M r Ezechiell Cheever Schoolmaster That the 
lease of Deare Island may be renewed to Mr Sam u . Shrimpton 
the present Tenant, It was voted and referd to the Selectmen to 
agree with s d M r . Shrimpton or any other about a longer lease or 
renewinge the former. 

Whereas Thomas Baker Jun r hath erected a buildinge of wood 
in this towne, Contrary to a law of y e Generall Court of Nouem : 
"t th . 1633 for w ch he was presented to the Countie Court, and fined 
to pay to this towne 100 ld accordinge to said Law, The said 
Baker haueing now petitioned the Inhabitants of the Towne, that 
the fine imposed on him by y e Court maybe remited to him, It was 
voted, in answere to his petition That y e select men or Towne 
Treasurer doe not demand Thomas Baker's fine, imposed for 
bnildinge contrarie to lawe vntill he or the} T haue further order 
from the Towne. At a meetinge of the aforesaid Selectmen the 
same day 

W m Needham was chosen sealer of waights & measures w th Con- 
stable Mason. 

Cullers of Staves chosen Samuel Mattocks & George Burrell 

Mcnsurers of Corne John Marshall & John Tucker 

Measurers of Borcls. John Temple, James Packer, Daniell 
Travis & John Barnard. 

Corders of Wood Sam 11 . Davis, W m . Midleton, Percie Clarke, 
W m Parram, John Tuckerman sen r . Tho. Forbes, Sam 11 . Rugles, 
Fearenot Shawe, Tho. Narromore, Daniell Fairefeild and his sonn, 
John Crosse, David Comins, Lawrence Willis, 

Ouerseers of wood corders. Doct r W m Hawkins, John Waite, 
John Bull, John More. 

March 10 th 16f f . At a meetinge of the freemen of Bostone upon 
lawfull warninge for the nomination of magistrates, a Countie 
Treasurer, choyce of Deputies & other officers for the yeare 
ensucinge voted that the Deputies for y e . Generall Court be 
chosen for the whole yeare. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1685. 175 

Comissioner to receave the votes for nomination of Majestrates 
and a Countie Treasurer was chosen Mr Isaacke Acldington. 

Deputies for the Generall Court were chosen for the yeare 
ensueinge. Mr John Saffin, Mr Isacke Addington, Capt Tym 
Prout, 

To inspect transportation of Hydes. John Miriam sen r . To set 
the price of wheate to Loafe bread Bakers. Mr Arthur Mason, 
Cap 4 Penn Townsend & Mr Nath 11 Olliuer. 

[165.] 1685 Aprill 3 d At a meetinge of Capt Daniell Turill, 
John Joyliffe, Capt Theo Frary, Deacon Heneiy Allen, Capt. 
Tym. Prout, L*. Edward Willis, Capt Elisha Huchinson & Capt. 
John Faireweath r . 

Cap 4 Jacob Eliott, Cap* Theo: Frary, & Joseph Eliott of 
Boston & John Devotion, Andrew Gardn r & Benj a White of 
Muddy Riuer were chosen Perambulators to goe the bounds betweene 
Bostone & Cambridge, & Bostone and Roxbun r . and to renew the 
markes thereof. To meete those sent from Cambridge at y e . house of 
Symond Gates upon Wednesday the 15 th . instant at 9 of the clocke 
in y e morninge & those sent from Roxbury at the bound Corner 
where Bostone Cambridge & Roxbury meete, upon the same day at 2 
of the clocke in y e . afternoone. 

Aprill 13 tn . At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of Boston 
upon lawfull warninge for the election of another constable in the 
Roome of John Baker Brasier who hath paid 10 ld . fine for not 
servinge in that office Samuell Sexton shoemaker was chosen 
Constable for the 3*eare ensueinge 

The same day the Comittee chosen by the towne the 9 th . of 
March last for examininge & auditinge the Selectmens & Townes 
Treasurers acct 8 . gave y e . returne following 

Bostone 13 m . of Aprill 1685 

In persuance of an order or vote of y e inhabitants of the towne 
of Boston above said, assembled upon lawfull warninge 9. March 
1684/5 referringe to the examination & audittinge the accompts of 
rates or assesments made by the Selectmen of s d . towne (most of 
whome have for divers yeares past been implyed in y*. office) and 
how disbursed, unto us whose names are underwritten, then chosen 
ti Comittee for y*. end & impowred to discharge the s d . Select- 
men 

Wee have accordinglie p[er]used y*. severall Accompts of Capt 
Thomas Brattle, late deceased Treasurer for s d . towne from Aprill 
anno 1674 to the 26 th . of March 1683 and finde nothinge mate- 
riall worthy exception against the same, onelie some articles of 
sundry psons charged & returned as Debtors to the towne inserted 
in his last acct 8 . imediately precceedinge his death which wee have 
thought fit to leave some notations or memarandum with the Select- 
men about, desireingetheire inquirie into for some further explana- 
tion & cleeringe upon adjustment betweene themselves and s d . Capt 
Brattle's Administr 8 . upon the clearinge up of which his ace*, of 
disbursm ts . will over ballance his receipts 



176 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

And as to the accompts of John Joyliffe Treasurer for s d . towne 
from s d . Capt Brattle's decease to the 1 st . of July Anno 1684 wee 
finde noe cause of objection, his accompt of disbursm". over ballanc- 
ing his receipts, The greate care & paines the s d . Selectmen & 
respective Treasurers have taken in theire managem*. of the townes 
affairees bespeaking a kinde reception and thankfull acknowledgem*. 
from y e . town in whose service they have freelie & industriouslie 
imployed themselves and in ord r . to theire discharge [166.] wee 
reierr the same to the towne thinking it most proper and sutable 
to be done by theire owne vote and record or otherwise as they shall 
judge most meete. 

SIMON LINDE 
PETER SERGEANT 
ISACKE ADDINGTON 

At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of the towne of 
Bostone upon lawful! warninge assembled the 13 th . of April! 
1685 

This report of the Comittee beinge then read to y e . inhabitants 
the}' did by an unanimous vote declare theire full acceptance there- 
of & doe fully acquite & discharge the Selectmen & respective 
Treasurers therein named accordinge to the tenor thereof, and 
order that it be recorded in the Towne Records. 

WILLIAM GEERISH Moderat*. 

Aprill 21 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen at 3**. North end of 
y e . towne It was Ordr d . that Whereas Richard West Butch r hath 
erected a leanto or shop adjoyning to the house formerly Hencry 
Cooleys w ch stands about a Foote into the streete in y e Townes 
land, he remoue the s d Leanto further backe of the Towne Land 
accordinge to the line of the streete there layd out within one 
moneth after the date hereof upon the penalties of 20". A rate 
was made and comitted to the Constables belonginge to this towne 
by warr*. from the Selectmen dated the 1 6 th . of Aprill 1 685 to col- 
lect for the occasions of the Countie and to pay to M r . John Hub- 
bard Countie Treasurer 130 in mony by virtue of a warr*. rec d . 
from him dated Feb. 23 th . 16f| And another rate for the use of 
the towne made and comitted as above to collect the sume of 581. 
8 s . in Countrie pay (to have one third p te abated if any pay mony) 
to be paid to M r . Edward Willis Treasurer of the towne with 13. 
1 1 s . in mony over rated in the Countie rate towards abatem 18 . 

May 11 th . 1685. At a meetinge of the Select for choyce of 
Tythingemen for the towne for the yeare ensueinge, the several! 
psons und r written were chosen & presented to the Hon d . Countie 
Court May 14 th . 

In Maj r Richards Comp a . W m Parkman, Sam 11 Addams, Jonathan 
Bill, andW m Euerden. 

In Cap* Dan u Turills Comp. Nath u Adams, John Wake- 
feild, Jacob Hewen, T}*mothy Dwaite. 

In Capt John Wings Comp a . Benj n Dyer, John Davis, Rich- 
ard Cheevers, W m Lane Jun r . 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1685. 177 

In Cap* Ephraim Savages Comp a . Benj n Emans, James 
Barton, Thomas Hunt, W m Parsons. 

In Cap' Elisha Huchinsons Comp a . Sam 11 Plumer, Samuell 
Bey ton, Henery Bartholmew. 

In Cap* Pen Townsends Comp a . W m Haberfeild, Thomas 
Kay, Symeon Stoddard. 

In Cap* James Hills Comp a . W m Rawson, John Good wine, 
John Baker, Isack Miriam. 

In Cap* Sam u Sewalls Comp a . Abell Porter, John Bennet, 
W ra Obbison, and Nath u Barnes. 

[ 167. ] Ty thing men chosen for Muddy Riuer. Andrew Gard- 
ner, John Devotion. 

Tythinge men for liumney Marsh Cap* John Floyd, & John 
Wiswall. 

May 20 th . At a publique meetinge of the freemen of Bostone 
upon lawfull warninge to bringe theire proxies in for election of 
the Governor and Assistants and other publique officers. 

Upon the motion of the Deputies for the Generall Court to have 
some instructions drawn up for them It was voted that the present 
Selectmen drawe up such instructions as they judge requisite for 
the benefit of this towne and comit the same to the said Deputies 
to act therein accordinglie. 

May 25 th . At a meetinge of Capt. Theophilus Frary, Deacon 
Henery Allen, Capt. Tymotlry Prout, M r . Edward Willis, Elisha 
Huchinson Esq. M r . John Faireweath r . Elisha Cooke Esq. Capt 
Daniell Turill & John Joyliffe 

This day the Selectmen in psuance of a vote order of the in- 
habitaats of the towne dated the 9 th . of March last did renew unto 
M r . Sam 11 . Shrimpton his lease of Deer Island for the terme of 18 
3'eares, to comence from the 1 s * of March 1693/94 (when his 
present lease will expire) at y e rent of 14 ld mony p aim, to be paid 
on euery 1 st . day of March yearelie to the vse of the Free schoole, 
alsoe in consideration of 19 ld mony pd by him in the behalfe 
of the Towne vnto Josiah, Sachen & other Indians for the 
ratification of theire predecessors grant of all the Lands within 
the Necke of Bostone & other out Lancls within the precincts 
thereof. This paid accordinge to former agreement & the In- 
dentures of Lease for s d Deere Island now sealed and confirmed. 

Whereas Richard West hath erected a leanto or shop adjoyninge 
to the house formerlie Henery Coolies which stands about a foote 
into the Streete on the towne land It was ordered that the said 
West remove the said leanto of the towne land accordinge to the 
line of the Streete within 1 moneth after the 21 th . of Aprill last 
upon the penaltie of 20 s . which is not to this day removed It is 
now ordered that warrant be given to the Constable to clistraine 
on the estate -of Richard West for the sume of 20". for breach 
of a towne order made to that end. 

Thomas Walker haueinge entertained John Stacie for a Carter 
without the Leaue or aprobation of the Selectmen eontrarie to an 
order of the towne is fined 20 shillings for the breach of said 



178 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

order. Henery Ernes haueinge entertained a servant in the 
Towne contraie to the Ord. of the Towne is fined 20 s . 

Whereas John More hath broken vp the tovvne ground & set vp 
a fence thereon neere the house formerlie Sam u . Howards without 
the aprobation of the Select men or acquainting them therewith, he 
is fined 10 s . & hath libertie to carry his fence from the lower corner 
of the porch of s d Howards house 3^ foot from the lowest post of 
his land next the mill pond into the Creeke ouer against James 
Websters. 

Samuell Engs haueinge Entertained Joshua Lee without the 
aprobation ot the Selectmen, or acquaintinge them with it is fined 
20 s . for breach of y e . towne order. 

John Marsh Butcher is fined 20 s . for entertaininge of Thomas 
Stedman contrarie to an order of the towne 

[168.] At a meetinge of Deacon Henery Allen, Capt Tym 
Prout, M r . Edward Willis, Capt Turill, John Joyliffe, & Capt. 
Frary 

Joseph Gridlie was chosen and sworne a Wood Cord r . for the 
remainder of this present yeare. 

Thomas Clarke pewterer, hath libertie grated to dig vp the 
towne ground & lay a draine into y* Docke neere L* Ephraim sales 
house. 

July 27. At a meetinge of Cap*. Tymothy Prout, L*. Edward 
Willis, Elisha Huchinson Esq, Elisha Cooke Esq, Cap*. Turill, 
John JoylifFe and Cap*. Theophilus Frarie 

Whereas Thomas Bill by the providence of God is disenabled & 
vncapeable to manage a publique house, and both he & his wife 
are content & resolued to lay downe that imploym*; The select 
men of this towne doe aproue of Daniel Turell Jun r to keepe a 
publique house of entertainm* & to sell wine, beere, and cj'der by 
retayle if the Hon rd . Countie Court shall be pleased to grant him 
licence to doe it in the roome and steed of Thomas Bill. 

Aug* 24 th . At a meetinge of the freemen of Bostone upon lawfull 
warninge for choyce of a Comission r . to joyne with the Select- 
men to take a valuation of the estates and list of the persons of 
the inhabitants of this towne by warrant from the Treasurer of 
the Countrie M r Anthony Chicklie is chosen Comission r . for y*. 
end. 

The Select beinge called to set out a devidinge line betweene 
Joshua Winsor on the one pte and the widdow Joyce Hall and 
Pilgrim Simkins on the other pte It is agreed that the s d Winsor 
shall continue the range of his new dwellinge house 11 foot to 
y e seaward from the South Easterlie corner of s d house w ch is as 
fan* as the s d Halls land runs, Then to run from that end of the 
said 1 1 foote and half e towards the sea, the middle of the wall to 
lie even with northerlie or outward side of the said Simkins Mud- 
sell in the old Celler, then the wall to stand on the devidinge line 
betweene said pties. present Elisha Cooke Esq Elisha Huchinson 
Esq Deacon Henery Allen Capt Daniell Turill, Cap* John Faire- 
weath. Capt Tyrn. Prout Capt Theo. Frarie, M r . Edward Willis 
and John Joyliife. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1685. 179 

Aug 28. a At a meeting of all the Selectmen of this towne vv*. 
M r . Anthony Checklie Comission r . chosen as above to take a valua- 
tion of estate & nomb r of heads of the inhabitants an assesmeut 
was accordinglie perfected and comited to the said Chicklie as the 
law directs which at 1 penny for every pound amounts to the 
sume of 56. 8. 7 

And for 698 heads at 20 d . p head is 58. 3. 4 



114. 11. 11 

Aug 31 th . At meetinge of the freemen of Bostone upon lawfull 
warninge for the election of 7 Comission. for y*. towne for the 
yeare ensueinge were chosen 

Mr Isack Addington, Mr Addam Winthrop, Mr Edward Willis, 
John Joyliffe, Mr John Saffine, Mr Tym Prout, and Cap* John 
Faireweather. 

[169.] 1685Sep*28. Thomas Baker Jun r is aproved of by 
the Selectmen to sell wine & stronge waters out of dore by retayle 
if the Hon rd . Countie Court shall be pleased to grant him licence 
to doe it. 

Jeremiah Bumsteed haueinge obtained libertie from y e Hon" 1 
Geiurall Court to sell beere & Cyder by retayle, in considera- 
tion of the wounds & lamnesse he receaued in y e time of the 
Indian warr, if the selectmen of this towne did aprone thereof; 
he is now aproned of by the s d Selectmen to keepe a publique house 
and accordinglie to retayle beere and cyder. 

Ordered that warrants be given to the Constables by the Recorder 
to leavie by clistresse upon the estates of W ra Hawkings sen r . Butch r . 
Thomas Baker sen r & Thomas Plat Butch r the sume twentie 
shillings to be taken of each of them for theire anoyance of the 
streete & theire Neighbourhood, with the blood & Filth of theire 
slater houses and to dd the severall fines to the towue treasurer. 

Dec r 9 th . At a meetinge of Selectmen of this towne it was or- 
dered at the request of M r . John Saffine & Comp a . that the two 
following papers or articles between the subscribers should be re- 
corded in this booke 

Whereas wee who haue here unto subscribed, being in company 
and haueinge been at the charge each owne according to his proposi- 
tion for the makeinge digginge and laying Downe of a Generall 
maine Draine from the corner of Mrs Rabacca Taylors house at 
the head of Hudsons lane up the streete as farr as M r . Ja. Allenes 
house now in the tenor of Edw. Creeke Tayl r . and from thence (as 
formeiiie) extends upas farr as Mr John Foyes Well which Draine 
by purchase & agreem* w* the Vicinity of Hudsons Lane afores d 
runs in to y* maine Draine Downe into y* towne Docke or Cove, 
Do therfor oblige ourselves and either of us the heires executor* 
and aclministo". of us and either of them each to other to keepe 
and mainetaine the p r mises in good order and repaire and to act in 
like manor therein accordinge to the tenor and true meaineinge of 
the Artickles made and signed by and with the vicinity that are 



180 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

interested in that maine draine that runes downe the laine afores d . 
and in perticular it is hereby mutually agreed and by us concluded 
that all and evrey person or persons whatsoeuer that shall here- 
after dissire and are by all the major part of the Comp a . permitted to 
joyne and let in thes pertickular draines into our said muine draine 
shall pay or cause to be paid unto us ihe said Comp a . :i full and 
valuable sum of money towards the charge which shall be equaly 
devided amoungst us. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set 
o r . hands this 9 th . day of Decemb r . 1685. 

JAMES ALLEN, JOHN FOYE, 
JOHN BAFFIN, JAKUIS BALLARD. 

[17O.] Articles of Agrement, made concluded by and be- 
tweene Decon Henery Allen of Bostone of the owne p te . and the 
vicinity or neighbourhood who have hereunto subscribed of the other 
parte in maner and forme followinge this 9 th . daye of May 1685. 

Whereas it is very needfull that a good substantiall general! 
Maine Draine should be with all Conveniant speede made and 
layed downe from the upper p te . of M rs . Rebecca Taylors now 
dewellinge house in Bostone downe through the laine or streete 
into the towue dock or cove in Bostone aforesa d . for y e . general 1 
use and benifet of all the vicenity or neighbourhood as aforesa d . 
whose petickular Draines from the respective cellors shall or may 
be lett into and have recource through the said Maine Draine to 
conve}* the superfluous waters into the Dock afores d ., the snide 
Decon Henery Allen doth for his p te . Covenant grant and agree to 
and with all and every owne of the vicenity of neighbourhood who 
have hereunto subscribed there heires executors administo. arid 
assignes that the said Henery Allen shall and will fourthwith make 
of good planck of a Convenient concavity for bigness in forme of 
a square and lay it downe in the ground of a suteable depth to 
convey the water into the docke as aforesa d . from the uper p te . of 
the s d . M rs . Rebecca Taylors dwelling house downe toy 6 . s d . docke 
for the generall and pertickular use and benifit of all the neigh- 
bourhood aforesa d . and that he the said Heneiy Allen shall also bare 
the charge of the said Draine accordinge to his proportion w th the rest 
of the proprieto. which is to be accounted by the numb r . of houses 
that have Cellors to be drained in by and through the 'generall 
maine Draine accordinge to the price agreed on 03' all the pro- 
prieto. or neighbourhood afores d . for and in consideration of all 
and singular the premisses, the said vicenity and proprieto" here- 
unto subcribinge doe each one for himselfe and his perticular 
pt e . and proportion to be respective each for himselfe accounted 
equaly acordinge to the numb r of houses and sellers and pro- 
prieto". aforesa d . doe by thes presents covenant grant and agree 
to and with the s d . Henery Allen and one with another of the 
s d . proprieto". subcribinge there hieirs executo". administo". ac- 
cording to the tenor of these enseuinge articles to be done per- 
formed and keept inviolable without faile fraud or covene. 

First. That each and every proprieto' shall forthwith bringe in 
his p te . of the money to deiraye the charges of the said maine 
Draine and put it into the hands of Decon Allen at [17 1.] least 
so much as shall from time to time become due to the workcmen as 
re imployed aboute } re . Draine afores d . 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1685. 181 

Secondly. That every person or persons who shall have a draine 
from his or her Celler layd into the Maine Draine shall and will 
place before the mouth of ther s d . branch or draine a close Iron 
Grate suffisient to keepe dirt or other trash from goeing into the 
Maine Draine. 

Thirdly. That in case any obstrucktion or stopage shall at any 
time hapen to be in the said Maine Draine it shall be with all con- 
veniant speed after discovery be cleared at the only cost and 
charges of those of the proprieto". whose branches or pertickuler 
draines are laide into the said Maine Draine above the place where 
the stopag shall appeare to be. 

Fourthly. That in case an}' person or persons of the said 
vieenity or proprieto". shall at any time or times permett or suffer 
any other, draine or draines to be joyned or layed into any there 
pticuler draines to have pasage in to the Maine Draine with 
out the approbation and the concent of major p te . at least of 
the proprieto". first had and obtained or shall refuse or neglect to 
pay his or there part and proportion of the charge of the makeinge 
or cleareing of the Maine Draine when at any time obstructed as 
afores d . such person or persons so permiting any draine to be 
joyned or refusing or neglectinge pay*, as afores d . shall forfit unto 
the rest of the said proprieto". all his or there right title or intrest 
of in or to the Maine Draine afores d . and from thenceforth it shall 
and may be lawfull for the other proprietor 8 , or any one of them to 
cut of or cause to be cutt of or seperated his or there pertickuler 
Draine branch or branches so affendinge from the Maine Draine as 
aforesaide. 

Fifthly and lastl} T . What mon3 r or monej'es worth shall at any 
time be received by any of the said proprieto". for any privat or 
perticuler dreaine branch or brancs that shall be laide in to the 
Maine Draine shall be equally divided between or amounge the s d . 
proprieto' and every owne shall have his sheare thereof. To and 
for the true performance of all and singular the articles covent 8 . 
agrm ts . and premisses respectively each owne of the s d . proprieto". 
for himselfe and perticuler parte doth bind himselfe his heires ex- 
ecutors and administo". unto the s d . Henry Allen in his capasilie 
and each to other of the rest of the proprieto" in his or there re- 
spective stationes and capasityes firmly by these presents In 
Witness whereof they have hereunto sett ther hands and scales 
the daye and yeare above written. 

JOHN COTTA, THO: MATSON, JARUIS BALLARD, JEREMIAH FITCH, 
JOHN HILL, W M BRATTLE, JOHN WILDGLASE, ED: ALLEN, 
JOHN SAFFIN, JAMES ALLEN, REBEKAH TAYLOR, To BAKER, 
JEURY ALLEN. BOZUNE ALLEN, SIMON LUYND, ISAKE WALKER, 
MOSES BRADFORD. 

[ 1 72.] 1685. Jan 11 th At a meetinge of all the Selectmen of 
Bostone a rate was made & comited to the seuerall Const allies 
belonginge to this towne to collect of the seuerall inhabitants 
rated therein accordinge to a warrant annexed to each sheete of 
paper the sume of 58. 15 s . 6 d . in money and 117. 11 s . in rate 
\my by virtue of a warrant receaved from Samuell Newell E>q r . 
Treasurer of this Collony dated the 23 th . of October 1685 (but not 



182 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

receaved till the 25 th . of December followinge) to be paid to the 
said Samuell Nowell Esq r . or his order 57. o 8 . ll d . in mony and 
114. 11 s . ll d . in Countrie pay of w ch . Countrie pay if any pay any 
p te . in mon}^ they are to be abated one third p te . The remainder 
beinge l lb . 9 9 . 7 d . mony and 2 lb . 19 8 . l d . Countrie pay is to be paid 
to M r . Edward Willis Treasurer of this towne by 

Constable Ja. Greene in mony l lb . 4". and 2 lb . 8 s . 

rate pay and by Constable James Barnes in 

mony 5. 6. d and 11. 



1. 9. 6 2. 19. 

rate pay toward abatem* that may happen, all to be paid to the 
respective Treasurers before the last of February next. 

Feb. 22. 1685X6. At a meetinge of Elisha Cooke Esq, Elisha 
Huchinson Esq, John Joyliffe, Capt Daniell Turell, Capt Theophi- 
lus Frarie, Deacon Henery Allen, Capt Tymothy Prout, IA 
Edward Willis & M r . John Faireweather. 

Ordered that the Record 1 , give a Certificate to the Selectmen of 
Salem that this towne will save and keepe harmlesse and indem- 
nified the towne of Salem from any charge that shall or may accrue 
to that towne by reason of any charge that William Cunnell shall 
occasion by beinge an inhabitant amonge them haueing had one of 
his armes cut of. 

Jeremiah Belchard of Rumny Marsh desires abatem* of his last 
towne rate beinge 12 s . vpon consideration that he hath maintained 
Eliz* Warren, Daughter of his wife & her Child some considerable 
time, & he promiseinge that y e Mother or Child should not be any 
future charge to y e towne ; w ch was granted & agreed on. 

Francis Hudson beinge indebted to the towne for the rent of the 
ferry to Winesemet hath this day given 2 bills payable to the 
Treasurer of the towne, one to pa} r 10 in mony the 1 st . day of 
October next ensueinge and 10 the 1 st . of Octob r in the 3*eare 1687 
which is in full for rent of said ferrie untill the 1 st . of August next 
ensueinge the date hereof. Then let to said Hudson the aforesaid 
ferry from said 1 st . of August next for 7 years, he payinge to the 
Treasurer of this towne or his success 1 , yearely the sume of 
5 in mony p. an. as p. Lease. 

March 1 st . At a Meetinge of the Select men, the highway betweene 
the wharfe of Sam u Nowell Esq & y e land of Tho: Clarke which 
he purchased of Mr Jonathan Tyng is to run vpon a straight lins 
from y e North East corner of the s d Clarkes brick house and the 
north east corner of Experience Willes shop, from w ch line Mr 
Nowell is to make the streete 20 foote. 

[173,] March 8 th 1685/6. At a publique meetinge of the 
inhabitants of Bostone upon lawfull warninge for the election of offi- 
cers of the towne for the j^eare ensueinge were chosen as followeth 

Moderator. Cap* W m Geerish. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1685-86. 183 

9 Selectmen Elisha Hucliinson Esq Elisha Cooke Esq re . Capt 
Tj'mothy Prout, Capt Theo. Frarie, Capt John Fairevveath r . M r . 
Edward Willis, Deacon Henery Allen, John Joyliffe, Capt Daniell 
Turill. 

8 Constables for Bostone. W m Sumner, Jabesh Negus, W m 
Rawson, Isayah Toy, Thomas Atkins, Henery Ernes, Joshua 
Winsor, Sam 11 Marshall. 

Muddy Riuer Constable. Benjamine White. 

Rumny Marsh Constable John Center. 

4 Clarkes of y e Market. John Cony sen'. Elisha Audlie, John 
Barnard, John Davis. 

4 Surve3'ors for Bostone. Obediah Gill, W m Robie, John 
Miriam sen r , Nath 11 Olliuer. 

2 Survey" for Muddy riuer Andrew Gardner, Roger Addams. 

1 Survey 1 " for Rumny Marsh Jeremiah Belchard. 

4 Sealers of Leather John Miriam sen r . James Maxwell, W m 
Gibson, John Gofle. 

2 Water Bayliffes. John Skarlet, W m Holoway. 

2 Packers of Fish & Flesh John Dinsdall, Adam Dinsdall, 

Mesurer of Salt Francis Hudson 

4 Scauengers. Joseph Gridlie, Robert Noakes, Gabriell 
Wardner, and David Cumins. 

6 Hogg Reeues. Sam u . Pearce, John Squire, John Baker 
Tobacconist, Samell Wakefeild, James Howard, W m Clough. 

4 Cry rs . John Tucker, Robert Withall, John Crosse, Rich d . 
Drewe, 

Inspectors of Bricke makers. John Peirce sen r . Sam 11 . Bridge, 
Joseph Gridley, James Townsend. 

Treasurer M r . Edward Willis 

Record 1 ". John Joyliffe 

Voted Selectmens Instruction refered to a Comittee and chosen for 
said Comittee ; Major John Richards, Sam u Nowell Esq. Mr Isack 
Addington. 

Selectmens powre and order voted to make rates for the townes 
occasions in the affirmative. 

Way at Muddy Riuer Upon the motion of John Harris re- 
fer d to a Comittee viz*, to Deacon Jacob Eliott deacon Frary 
Tho. Gardner Sen r . 

Muddy Rivers Motion for a Schoole referd to the Selectmen to 
consider of and to make theire report of it to the inhabitants at 
the next towne meetinge 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Bostone the same day 

Sealers of Waights & measures William Needame 

CnH rs of Staves Sam 1 . Mattocks George Burrell 

Measurers of Corne John Marshall, John Tucker 

Measurers of Bords John Tempell, James Packer, Daniell 
Travis, Jno Barnard. 

Overseers of Wood. Corders. Jeremiah Fitch, John Goffe, 
John More, John Lowell, John Bull, Thomas Shepcott. 

Corde of Wood. Samnell Davis, William Midleton, Peircie 
Clarke, William Parham, Thomas Narramore, Daniell Fairefeild, 
John Fairefield, John Crosse, David Cumins Lawrence Willis, 



184 CITY DOCUMENT No. 5Q. 

Thomas Forbes, Fearenot Shawe, Sam u . Rugles, William Smith, 
John Tuckerman Sen r . & Junior afterward chosen March 29 ; 
1686. 

[174.] 16||March9. At a publique meetinge of the freemen of 
Bostone upon lawfull warninge for the nomina of Majestrates & 
Countie Treasure 1 " choyce of Deputies & other officers for the }*eare 
ensueinge. Comission r . to receave the freemeus votes for the 
nomination of Majestrates & a Countie Treasurer was chosen. 

Mr Isack Addington. 

Deputies for y e Generall Court. Mr John Saffin Mr Isack Ad- 
dington, Cap* Tymothy Front were chosen for the yeare ensueing. 

To set the price of Corne Cap* Fen Townsend, Cap* John 
Faire weather, and Mr Arthur Mason. 

To inspect the transportation of Hydes Mr Jonathan Bridg- 
ham. 

1686. March 29 th . Jonathan Dawes & James Hawkins convicted 
of breakinge vp the Towne ground to make Mr Thomas Clarke a 
Cellar, there!)}- digging too farr into the streete ; were fined 20 s . 
for breach of an order of the towne and It is ordered that a Warrant 
be given to a Constable to distraine for said fine 

Vpon the motion of Mr Benja : Bullivant & Mr Samuell Linde de- 
sireinge the Selectmen to io}*ne with them and diuers of theire 
neighbours in paueinge the streete from s d Bullivants house to Mrs 
Margaret Thatchers propriety. It is agreed and Ordered that 
when y e vvorke is done to the satisfaction of s d Selectmen the Towne 
will allow them 10 ld . towards the s d pauement. 

John Tuckerman Sen r allowed to be a Corder of wood, alsoe 
John Tuckerman Jun r . for the yeare ensueinge in consideration of 
his promise to maintaine his Mother Eliz h Picket & secure the 
Towne from charge by her, both were sworne to be faith, in theire 
office at the same time by Elisha Cooke Esq r . 

Ordered that W m Mumford cleare the streetes of his stones that 
are about the towne house within a month from this da} T ; upon the 
penaltie of 20 s . 

Thomas Walkers fine imposed the 25 th of May 1685, fol. 167 for 
cntcrtaininge of John Stacie was remited. 

Whereas M r . Benj a Alford was chosen a constable of this towne 
the eigth of this instant, and refuseinge to serve in that office 
promised in the presence of the inhabitants to pay a fine of Tenn 
pounds as the Lawe directs it is ordered that a warrant be given 
by the Recorder to a Constable to distraine upon the estate of said 
Alford for said sume of Tenn pounds in mony accordinge to lawe 
and to deliver the same to the Towne Treasurer for the use of the 
towne. 

A Motion of the Inhabitants of Muddy River for a writing 
Schoole for their Children was read at the publique Meetinge of rhe 
Inhabitants of this Towne the 8 th of March 168| and that thoire 
towne rates ma}' be improued to that vse & the Select apoynted to 
choose a place for the crectinge of a house. 

In answere to said Motion. It was voted that the Select men take 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1686. 185 

this matter into consideration and inquire into the reason thereof 
and represent it to the next Generall Towne Meetinge what is nec- 
essary to be done therein. 

[175.] At a meetinge of y e . Selectmen of Bostone at the 
Towne house Aprill 6 th . 1686 Mr Theodore Atkinson & Mr Hum- 
phrey Luscombe came and desired that a Record might be made of 
theire Agreement relateinge to the bounds of Land betweene them, 
which land lyeth buttinge on the sea or salt water neere the Docke 
in Bostone, comonlie called Bendalls Docke which agreem* is as 
followeth viz*. 

That the line of division betweene them should run on a direct 
line with the middle of the wall of the brick warehouse built by 
said Luscombe frontinge to the streete which bricke wall stands one 
halfe on said Atkisons land, the other halfe on said Luscombes land. 
That the line was runn accordinglie betweene them as farr as said 
Luscombes Crane house now stands. 

THEODORE ATKISON 

Witnesse HUMPREW LUSCOMBE 

JOSEPH BRIDGHAM 
JAMES TOWNSEND 

M r . Theodore [Atkinson] and M r . Humphrey Luscombe per- 
sonallie apeareinge in Bostone Aprill 6 th . 1686 acknowledged the 
above written to be theire act and deed. Corum 

ELISHA COOKE . . 

ELISHA HUTCHINSON J 

Memorand. that upon the 8 th . of March 16|| severall psons 
that were chosen Constables for the yeare ensueinge refuseinge to 
serve in that office were fined accordinge to lawe viz* M r . Joseph 
Parsons, M r . Edward Brumfeild, M r . Benj a . Alford, M r . Humphrey 
Luscombe 

May 14 th . At a meetinge of the freemen of Bostone upon 
lawfull warninge for the choyce of a Deputie for the Generall 
Court in y e . place of Mr. Isack Addington beinge chosen a Majes- 
trate 

Cap* Pen Townsend was made choyse of for the whole yeare. 

Tj^thinge men chosen by the Selectmen of Bostone. May 5. 
1686. 

In Major Richards Comp a . W m Parkman, Sam 11 Addams, Jona. 
Bill, George Robinson. 

Cap* Turills Corap*. L*. Richard Way, Obediah Wakefeild, 
Robt Cumby, Ed Mountfort. 

Capt John Wings Comp a . John Carthew, John Rix, Benj a . 
Dyre, W m Lane. 

Cap* Sauages Comp a . Edward Allen, Thomas Hunt Turn r . 
W m Paine, Ambrose Dawes. 

Cap* Huchinsons Comp a . Joseph Davis, Sam n Beyton, Henery 
Bartholmew. 



186 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Cap* Pen Townsends Comp a . Edward Smith, W m Gilbert, 
Sam u . Johnson. 

Cap*. Ja : Hills Comp a . Sam 11 Bridge, John Temple, John 
Goodwine, Jacob Moline. 

Cap*. Sam 11 . Sewalls Comp a . Nath 1 Barnes, John Squire, John 
Bennett. 

Muddy River. Roger Addams, Tho" Gardn r Jun r . 
Rumny Marsh. W m Hasey, James Bill Jun r . 

At a meetinge of the Comittee chosen for the manageinge of the 
affaires of the Almes or Worke house with the Selectmen of y e 
towne. A rate was made & coinitted to the 8 Constables in Bostone 
to collect of seuerall inhabitants in Bostone that subscribed for 
buildinge the said house and have not yet paid what they did sub- 
scribe or promise and of others that did refuse to subscribe or pay 
anythinge towards the s d buildinge. The sume of 329,13 to be 
p d . in mony, which rate was delivered to the 8 Constables in 
Bostone with a warrant indorsed on the severall lists subscribed 
by Doctor Elisha Cooke, M r . Richard Wharton, M r Symon Linde 
M r . John Saffine & M r . John Faireweath r . y c Comittee & the rest 
of the Select men of Bostone Signed March 18 th . 1686 

[176.] Upon the Constables delayinge or neglect to collect 
the rate for y e Almes or Workhouse within mentioned the Presi- 
dent & Council were pleased to indorce the warrant followinge vpon 
each Constable's list 

By the President & Councill 

The Order & agreement of the towne of Bostone relatinge to the 
Almes or Work house havinge been considered, the rate in this 
paper is allowed, and to be paid as formerlie ordered, by the 
Comittee & Selectmen, reservinge libertie to complaine as formerlic 
to such as are opressed or agreived, and where any have sub- 
scribed or made promise and refuse payment the Treasurer or his 
atturnie hath powre to recover the same by action before an}* 2 
Justices of the Peace if the subscriptions exceed not 40 shillings 
or otherwise by the Countie Court. 

p EDWARD RANDOLPH Secretary 

By the President and Council June 2 nd . 1686 

In answere to the motion of the Selectmen of Bostone shewinge 
that theire Towne Treasury is soe exhausted that they stand in 
need of a present supplie for the maintenance of the poore, 
mendinge the highways, finishinge the Almeshouse and other 
necessary towne occasions which have been formerlie & par- 
ticularlie referd to 3* or . care and management. The President and 
Councill for the present exegencie, and havinge scene the Towne 
votes allowinge the s d Select mens powre & accordinglie doo 
aprove the same & ord r them to give 1 notice of the sume 
necessary & to proceed in due & equal 1 man r . to leavie the same 
upon the inhabitants & estates of y e towne 

ED. RANDOLPH Sec. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1686. 187 

Whereas the president & Councill June y e 2 d 1686 in answer to 
the motion of the Select men of Bostone for the supply of mony to 
maintain the poore, mendinge of the higli wa3*es & other necessary 
Towne occasions orderinge to giue notice of the sume to defray y e 
charge It is found accordinge to former experience, that ratinge 
the Towne about 600 ld . rate pay, beinge customarie to abate one 
third pte if paid in mony, which brings it to 400 ld . & abatem* for 
such as haue beene rated, and found not able to pay, & for such as 
haue dyed & such as haue gone to sea, remoued to other places 
before. they haue paid, & such as haue beene abated on complaint 
of beinge ouer rated, comonlie brings it to 340 ld or 350 ld . And 
the standinge charge of this towne at this time is about 400 ld . p. 
aim aboue 200 ld . of which is in mainetaineinge three Free 
Schooles, mendinge the high wayes in Bostone, Rumny Marsh & 
Muddie riuer, The rest to severall y*. haue standinge salerie for 
service in y e Towne & to poore people that are not like to get 
theire liueings as longe as they doe Hue, besides clothinge & 
buryinge y e poore, [177,] and giueinge to peoples necessities 
transientlie, repaire the Towne house & schoole houses, main- 
taineinge basterds & poor people when they are sicke, and nurses 
for them and powder for the townes occasions paying house rent 
for it and blowinge up of houses and findinge powder for the towne 
as the Law requires. 

Subscribed p. EDWARD WILLIS, Treasurer. 

The Towns ord re relateinge to Gunpowder in this booke folio 
61 were presented to the President and Councill and the ord r 
followinge endorced thereon. 

Bostone. 22 th of July 1686. The Precident & Councill have 
voted a confirmation of these orders and Mr John Faireweather is 
apoynted in roome of Cap* Huchinson to make enquirie as above 
about powder, And to prouide a roome or roomes in the ware house 
of the late M r Robert Gibbs, and to receaue the allowance of 12 d 
p. barrell for lodginge powder there accordinge to the aboue said 
Order. 

By Ord r JOHN VSHER. 

Likewise severall ord". relatinge to the prevention of breakinge 
forth and stoppinge of the progresse of fire in Bostone, made by 
the Selectmen and inhabitants of said towne at theire respective 
Meetinges and ordered by the said towne to be printed and 
published were presented to the President and Councill and order 
followinge indorced. 

Bostone July 22 th . 1686 

The President and Councill have voted a confirmation of the 
severall ord. above written and desire 1 of the Councill with 2 
of the Justices of the Peace to nominate and apoynt some fit psoi^s 
to supplie the places of such of them within named as are dead, 
to take care of the powder and other the premises, to be provided 



188 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

against the danger of fire and to direct about the bloweinge up of 
houses &ca. 

P. Ordr. JOHN USHI.B. 



August 14 th . 1686. By virtue of an Order of Councill of the 
2 d . of June 1686. At a Meetinge of all the Selectmen of Bostone 
this day a Valuation was taken and a rate concluded and made of 
the estates of the severall inhabitants of said towne and comited 
to severall Counstables belongeinge to the towne to be gethered 
within theire severall precincts the severall sumes mentioned in 10 
sheets of paper comited to them amountinge all to 663 11 s . 6 d . 
includinge Rurnny Marsh and Muddie River to be paid as rate pay 
and if any pay mony they are to have p te . abated, all to be 
paid to M r . Edward Willis Treasurer his ord r . or success 1 , at or 
before the last day of Novemb r . next ensueinge and if any refuse 
to pay said rate the respective Counstables are to distraine 
theire goods or estates and expose it to a publique sale returninge 
the overplus to the pson whose goods were distrained as by war- 
rant under the hand and scale of John Usher Esq r . to each Con- 
stable apeareth, the whole beinge for the use and occasions of this 
towne. 

[178.] 1686. Aug' 21 th . At a meetinge of D r Elisha Cooke & 
Elisha Iluchinson Esq 8 . Capt. Tym. Prout, Capt John Faireweath r . 
M r . Edward Willis, Deacon Henery Allen, John Joyliffe & Capt 
Daniell Turill 

It is Ordered that the Drawe Bridge be forth with rebuilt by James 
Russell Esq. & others concerned therein, that are to mainetaine it. 
And that the vpper pte of it be not raised at the posts any higher 
then the bottome of the groundsell of John Batemans dwellinge 
house, and it be full 11 foote broade betweene post and post. 

Alsoe ordered the same time that Richard Cheevers remoue his 
shops on the north side of drawe bridge, from of the Towne highway, 
and that John Orrice, Thomas Harris & Mrs Dowden remoue their 
seuerall shops there from of the s d Towne highway before the last 
Monday in September next. 

Then Ordered that Ralph Carter & Comp a . concerned w th him in 
the water Engine be henceforth discharged from any care thereof, ' 
and that John Joyliffe be desired to send for the Key of the house 
where y e said Engine is kept & to demaund and receaue all other 
things belonginge to the Towne that were vnd r the care and charge 
of s d Carter, And that the s d Engine & things belonginge to it be 
Seliuered and comited to the care and direction of Cap* John Faire- 
Feather & Mr Edward Willis vntill further Ordr 8 . 

Sep 1 13 th 1686. Ordr d . that Vpon the motion of Frances Francis a 
,>tter be sent by the Record 1 " to the Select men of Porchmouth viz* : 

Gentlemen Whereas Frances the wife of John Francis hath 
JIKrene some considerable time resident in. Bostone & is now invited 
03 her brother Peter Harvy, to Hue within yo r Towneship, The 
selectmen of Bostone doe hereby ingage that if y e s d Frances 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1686. 

Francis doth return againe to our Towne she shall be receaued as 
forraerlie. In testimony whereof the said Selectmen have ordered 
me to certifie soe much to }*o r selves who am your humble serv*. 

J. J:R. 

Sep* 28. 1686. At a meetinge of the Selectmen Cap* Anthony 
Howard, Mr Robert Howard, Mr. W m . Rowse, and Mr Comer 

are chosen and desired to supply the places of some that are dead, 
for the inspection of defectiue Chimnys accordinge to a former 
Order made the 28 th . of Decem. 1676 as in folio 101 of this booke. 

Oct 28. Let to John Hay ward of Bostone Notary or his 
Assignes the small Shop or roome that is scituate and beinge in the 
Towne house, at the wcsterlie end thereof, late in the tenure and 
occupation of Nath 11 Barnes, as now inclosed he payings therefore 
10 s . p an in mony for the terme of 21 yeares from this 28 th . da} r of 
Oct r -. 1686 as by Lease thereof doe more fullie apeare. 

[179.] 1686. Jan 12 th . Then receaued of John Search the 
sume of 10 ld . in mony which is his guift towards a stocke to be laid 
out in the Worke house, to imploy the poore of this towne, and to 
be improued for that end & noe other, and for which he is to be 
allowed 10 s . p. an. duringe his naturall life (if demanded by him) 
and this recorded in the towne booke at the request of the s d 
Search, in the presence of Sam 11 Nowell Esq, Mr James Allen, Mr 
Joshua Moody, Mr John Faireweather, and Elisha Cooke Esq. 

January 31 th . In pursuance of a warrant receaved from the 
Hon rd . Countie Court by adjornm* dated the 9 th . of Decemb r . 1686 
directed to the Selectmen of Bostone for the assessinge of a mony 
rate bearing proportion to halfe a single countrie rate in this 
towne as stated in the former goverm*. This day a rate was made 
b} T said Selectmen and comited to the constables of Bostone 
Rumny Marsh and Muddy River arnountinge to the sume of 55 8 s . 
mon}* to be collected by them, and paid unto John Usher, Esq r . 
Treasurer of the Countrie or his order. 

Feb r . 18 th . B} 7 " virtue of a warrant receaved from John Usher 
Esq r . Treasurer of the Countrie dated the 20 th . of January, ICff- , 
requireinge the Selectmen of this towne to assess and leavie upon 
the inhabitants thereof a single Countrie rate, of one penny in the 
pound accordinge to former usage and custome. This day a rate 
was assested and made by the said Selectmen accordinglie and 
after comited to the Constables of Bostone, Rumny Marsh and 
Muddy River amountinge to the sume of 122. 2". ll d . Countrie pa)* 
to be collected by them and paid unto said Treasurer and if an}' 
pay mony they are to be abated one third p te . 

Feb r . 25. At a meetinge of Doct r . Elisha Cooke Esq, Elisha 
Huchinson Esq, Cap 4 Tymothy Prout, Capt Daniell Turill, M r . Ed- 
ward Willis, M r . John Faireweath r & John Joyliffe, the Peticion 



190 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

followinge was presented to the Gouernour & Councill subscribed 
by them viz*. 

To his Excellence, the Governor & Councill of his Majesty's Terri- 
tory & Dominion of New England. 

The Humble Petition of the Selectmen of Bostone Humblie 
showeth 

That for as much as this Towne beinge }* e prindpall 
seate of Trade, within this his Majesties Territoiy, y e growth and 
tiourishinge whereof will necessarily influence the prosperitie and 
well beinge of the whole ; And there haueinge of these late yeares, 
beene considerable visible deca}*es in the Estates thereof, through 
the Adversitie of y e Indian Warr, desolations by fire, & thefailinge 
of trade, which haue greatlie impoverished the towne, soe that the 
number of the poore is much increased, and notwithstandinge some 
former Essa}'es as yet noe effectual remedie is prouided for rnsinge 
the charge of the_Towne by settinge them to worke, There beinge 
alsoe severall comon Nusances in said Towne veiy offensive and 
prejuditiall to y e Inhabitants & occasion of charge to y e Towne 

Wee therefore humblie pray that yo r Excellencie & Councill 
[18O.] will please to order and apo}*nt a Comitteeof some of the 
members of yo r . Council who are best acquainted with the State 
and condition of the towne unto whome we may represent what we 
conceive to be necessary for the well orderinge and regulatinge of 
the affaires of this populous towne respectinge the poore, idle 
and disorderlie persons with what elce wee may propose as con- 
duceable to the good and welfare of the place that soe what wee 
shall offer therein may be stated and prepared to be laid before 
yo r . Excellencie and Council for consideration and aprobation as 
in 3*0'. w T isdomes you shall judge fitt. 

And yo r . petition as in dutie bound shall ever pray. 
N. England 

By the President and Councill of his Majesties Territory and 
Dominion aforesaid &ca. 

Wednsday Decemb* 8 th . 1686 
Present the Honble JOSEPH DUDLEY Esq President 

WILLIAM STOUGHTON Esq r . Deputie pres*. 
EDWARD RANDOLPH ^ 
WAITE WINTROP 
RICHARD WHARTON I -p 

JOHN USHER 

BARTHOLMEW GIDNEY & | 
JONATHAN TYNG J 

In answere to the petition of y e Inhabitants of Muddie Riuer 
prayinge to haue libertie to erect a schoole &c. vpon the heareingo 
thereof, The President & Councill doe Order, That henceforth the 
said Hamlet of Muddie Riuer, be free from Towne rates to }' e Towne 
of Bostone, they mainetaineinge theire owne high wayes and poore, 
and other publique charges ariseinge amongst themselues, And that 
within one yeare next comeinge they raise a schoole-house in such 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1686-87. 191 

place as the two next Justices of the Countie, (vpon a publique 
hearinge of the Inhabitants of the said Hamlet) shall determine, as 
alsoe mainetaine an able readinge and Wri tinge Master there from 
and after that da} 7 ; and that the Inhabitants annuallie meete, to 
choose three men to manage theire Affaires. 

A true Coppie as Attests EDWARD RANDOLPH Secre*. 

BENJAMINE BULLIVANT 

late Clarke of y c Councill 

[181.] 1686/7. March 14 th . [7>i margin. Vide more folio 
lcS2.] At a meetinge of the freehold, of Bostone upon lawfull 
warninge for the election of officers for the yeare ensueinge were 
chosen as followeth viz*. 

Moderator. Cap* W m Geerish. 

9 Selectmen Cap*. Elisha Huchinson John Joyliffe Doctor Elisha 
Cooke Capt John Faireweath r . Capt Theophilus Frary, Capt Tym. 
Prout Cap*. Daniell Turill, M r . Edward Willis, Deacon Henery 
Allen 

8 Constables for Bostone Rich d . Keates, Arthur Smith, Thomas 
Hunt, Turn r . James Hawkins Robert Cumbie Edmund Browne, 
John Nicholes, Benjamine Walker 

Constable of Rumny Marsh Joseph Hasey 

Constable of Muddy River Thomas Gardner Jun r . 

4 Clerkes of y e Market. W m Robie, John Squire, Savill Simson, 
Jn Cony sen r . 

4 Survej'ors for Bostone. W m Coleman, W m Rawson, Bozoon 
Allen, Tho: Atkins. 

Survey 1 ". For Rumny Marsh Jeremiah Belchard. 

3 Sealers of Leather. John Miriam sen r , James Maxwell, 
Sam 11 . Sexton. 

Treasurer M r . Edward Willis 

Record'. John Joyliffe 

2 Water Bayliffes John Skarlet William Hollaway 

2 Packers of Flesh & Fish John Dinsdall, Adam Dinsdall. 

Measurer of Salt Francis Hudson 

4 Scauengers. Hener}* Ernes, George Cable, Isacke Goose, El- 
nathan L}*on. 

6 Hogg reeues. Samuell Miriam, Samuell Wakefield, John 
Needham, John Carthew, Jonathan Chard, Benjamine Emans. 

4 Cryars. John Tucker, Robert Withall, Rich d Drew, Gabriell 
Wardner. 

To set the price of Corne to y e Bakers. Cap* Penn Townsend, 
Arth r Mason, Mr Nath a Olliuer. Voted that the Selectmen hnve 
povvre to make rates for the townes occasions and the Treasurer to 
demand and receave the towne rents. 

Selectmens Instructions refered to a Coinittee which was voted to 
be Major John Richards, Sam u Nowell, Esq. Mr Isack Add ing- 
ton. Towne penal! orders were read. 

Voted, That the Select men apo}*nt Chimney sweepers for the 
Towne and y* none be allowed to sweepe them but whome they doe 
apoynt or n prove of and have powre to impose penalties on them 
it' they neglect iheirc duties and that the Selectmen apoynt Over- 



192 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

seers to inspect them and all chimnes as they shall be informed 
there may be occasion to prevent fireinge. 

At a meetinge of the selectmen the same day 

Seal r . of waights & measures was chosen, one Constable present 
W m Needham 

Cullers of Pipe Staves Sam 1 . Mattocke George Burrell 

Measurers of Corne John Marshall John Tucker 

Measurers of Bords John Temple, James Packer, Daniell 
Travis, J no . Barnard 

Oucrseers of Wood Cord George Eliston, Jer Toy, John 
Squire, Joseph Prout, Thomas Atkins, John Bull. 

Cord", of Wood Sam 11 . Davis, W ra . Midleton, Percie Clarke, 
W in . Parram, Thomas Narramore, Daniell Fairefeild John Faire- 
feild, David Cumins, Thomas Forbes, Fearenot Shaw, Sam u . Rug- 
gles, John Tuckerman sen r . John Tuckerman Jun r . Lawrence 
Willis & Henery Flood. 

[182.] 16ff March 14 th . W m Ireland, Jeremiah Belchar and 
John Center are apoynted Pambulator 8 to run the line betweene 
Charlestown and Bostone upon the last Tuesday of this instant 
March by the apoyntm-. of the Selectmen of Charlestowne. 

Cap* Kphraim Sauage, Cap* Pen Townsend, L* John Smith, Cap* 
John Flood, Mr John Wiswall, Mr Edward Willis were chosen 
Pambulators to run the lines of the bounds betweene Rumny Marsh 
& Lin, Maiden and Readinge upon the second Tuesday in Aprill 
next beinge the 12 th . of said month, to meet those of Lin at the 
house of Goodman Edmonds at 8 of the clocke in the morninge of 
that day, to meete '.hose of Maiden at Aron Wa}*es house alsoe at 
8 of the clocke and y e . Pambulators of Readinge at the begininge 
of the line betweene the two townes at 12 of the clocke the same day. 

At a meetinge of Elisha Huchinson Esq, John Joyliffe, Cap*. 
Daniell TurHl, Capt Tymothy Pront, Deacon Henery Allen, 
Capt John Faireweath r . & Capt^Theophilus Frairie the 29 th of June 
1 685. At the request of Thomas Pecke sen r the above named Select- 
men mett at his ground he complaininge that the stakes set downe by 
the Selectmen in the yeare 1681 for the line betweene him & Elisha 
Cook Esq to the Westward of the said Cookes house were not to be 
found now, & that he was like to be wronged of pte of his land ; 
at this time the Selectmen found severall holes digged for post 
holes in the fence intended to be set vp, and inquiringe of John 
Benjamine the workeman that s d Pecke imployed in s d worke he 
showed them a stake at the west corn 1 of s d Cookes ground, which 
he said he tooke vp there, w ch was supposed to be y e stake, y e 
select men set downe for the bounds in the yeare 1681 and was 4 
foote to the Westward of s 4 Cookes brick wall of his house & w ch 
y e said Pecke said was within his ground, further sayinge y* y e wall 
of his house which stood there before the fire would cleare it ; vpon 
which y e select men ordered that y* wall should be searched for, 
and that beinge iniediatelie done the}* found in the middel of that 
line, the Eastward side of said Pecks old wall, was 4 foot & one 
inch distant from the wall of the s d Cookes house, vpon which they 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1087. 193 

concluded that y e line that they had formerlie set was right, and 
that the said line was on a paralell line with s d Cookes house, & 4 
foot distant from s d house. 

May 29 th . 1687 At a meetinge of Capt Elisha Huchinson, 
Doctor Elisha Cooke, Capt John Faireweath r . Capt Theophilua 
Frary, Capt Tyraothy Front, Capt Daniell Turill, M r Edward 
Willis, Deacon Henery Allen & John Joyliffe 

Whereas in the record on the other side dated y e . 14 th . of March 
IGff- It is said at a meetinge of the freeholders & e . & y e . other 
inhabitants of y e . towne omitted who were general!}' warned & 
present at the election it is now declared & there to be understood 
that [183.] both freehould & inhabitants were concerned in the 
votes & transactions of that day & that the record ought to be 
written, at a meetinge of the freehould. & inhabitants of y e . 
towne 

June 16 th . At a meetinge this day of Capt John Faireweath*. 
Capt. Tym. Prout, Capt. Daniel! Turill, M r . Edward Willis, 
Deacon Henery Allen, Capt Elisha Huchinson & John Joyliffe 

Whereas by a Law of the Generall Court held tlie 7 th of 
Novemb r . 1683 the Selectmen of Bostone were impowred to heare 
and determine all contraversies relateinge unto the boundaries of 
the land of such psons whose houses have beene burned downe in 
the late fires which law hath beene confirmed by the late Hon d . 
President and Councill alsoe by his Excellencie and Councills 
order and direction of the 8 th of March 168f towne officers are 
required to proceede in theire severall places and trusts according 
to former usage and direction given by the late President and 
Councill. 

Wee the said selectmen of Bostone haueinge veiued the ground- 
sills which were in the bottome of the Cell r on w ch the house of 
late belonginge to M r . John Cole did stand, & now Mr Henery 
Mountefort is layinge a Foundation for a new buildinge, Wee 
doe finde that the breadth of the Land on w ch Mr John Coles 
house stoode to measure from the Corn r of the Foundation 
of Mr Benjamine Mountforts warehouse towards Mr Eliachira 
Iluchinsons warehouse 23 foote, And that the ground sill w ch 
ranged euen on a straight line from the lower Corn r of the house 
where Mr Edmond Browne now dwells, towards the streete y* leads 
b}' y c Docke, to the end of the s d 23 foote to be the Easterlie 
bounds of s d Land, which wee determine to be the just bounds 
thereof. 

June 30 th . At a meetinge this day of Capt John Faireweath r . 
Cap 4 Tymothy Prout Capt Dnniell Turill, M r . Edward Willis, 
Deacon Theophilus Frary* Doctor Elisha Cooke & John Jo3'liffe 
selectmen upon complaint made that Cap* Anthony Howard had 
3et upon the towne ground in the streete at the north end of the 
towne p te . of a coach house. The said Selectmen went to the place 
and found said house to be above 2 foote of it set into the streete 
and did accordinge to a towne order against breakinge of the towne 



194 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

ground without leave, order that the said Anthony Howard shall 
pa\- 20 s . to M r . Edward Willis Treasurer, for the towne use 
and alsoe forthwith remove the said house from off the towne 
ground. . 

July 25 th . 1687. At a meetinge of the inhabitants of Bostone for 
the election of a Comission. for the towne to joyne with the Select- 
men to make a list of all male persons from 16 yeares old and 
upward and a true estimation of all reall and personall estates 
some time in the month of August next by virtue of a warrant 
under the hand of John Usher Esq r . Treasurer at which meetinge 
M r . Isaack Addington was chosen the foresaid Comission r . for the 
end above said. 

August 31 th . 1687. At a meetinge of M r . Isack Addington 
Comission r . and the present Selectmen viz*. Doctor Elisha Cooke, 
John Joyliffe, Capt Elisha Huchinson, Capt Daniell Turill, Capt 
Tymothy Prout, Capt John Faireweather, Deacon Theophilus 
Frary, M r . Edward Willis and Deacon Henery Allen was comited 
to said Comissioner [184.] 10 sheets of paper annexed contain- 
inge a list of the male persons in the towne of Bostone from 16 
yeares old and upwards and an estimation of the reall and personall 
estates in the said town whereby it apeareth That the heads beinge 
1447 at 20 d . per head is 120 lb . 11 s . 8 d . 

And estates at one penny p pound amounts to 91. 4. lOf 



To. 211. 16. 6f 
More an addition made by the Comission. 5. 8. 10 



217. 5. 4J 

January 19 th . 168 At a meetinge of Capt Daniell Turill, 
Deacon Henery Allen, Capt Tymothy Prout, Cap 4 . John Faire- 
weather, M T . Kdward Willis and Deacon Theophilus Frary. By^ 
virtue of an order of his Majesties Justices of the Peace at a 
quart 1 " Sessions in Decemb 1 . last requiringe the Countie Treasurer 
John JoN'liffe to issue out warr to . to the Selectmen in each towne in 
the Countie to assesse theire townes toward a Countie rate and his 
warr* thereon to the Selectmen of this towne they this clay have 
assessed said towne and d'd a list thereof to the Treasurer contain- 
inge 9 sheets of paper all amountinge to the sume of 57. 5 s . 9 d . 

Aprill 10 th . 1 688. At a meetinge this day of Doct r . Elisha Cooke, 
John Joyliffe, Capt. John Faireweath*. Capt. Theophilus Frary, 
Capt. Tym. Prout, Capt. Daniell Turill, M r . Edward Willis & 
Deacon Henery Allen Selectmen 

Information being given that Nicholas Paige Esq was incloseinge 
the Towne ground on y* pte of the streete vnder the Jettie of his 
dwelling house, beinge 3 foot 4 inches from the house on each side 
of the Corner & into the streetes on both sides, The above said 
select men went to the place & there found John Temple ond John 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1G88-89. 19D 

Comball Carpenters about the worke whome s d Select men warned 
not to take in s d ground vnder the s d Jettie, L* Coll Paige alsoe 
cormnge then to the s d place they declared the same to be pte of 
the streete & warned him not to take it into his house. 

The same day information beinge alsoe given that y e select men 
were desired to goe to the land late belonginge to Eliphalet Hitt 
deceased, now in y e posession of some of his Children to order the 
settinge vp the fence at the corner next the highways leadinge 
from said Hitts house to the water side and meetinge the cross- 
way there, the said selectmen set downe a stake where the corner 
post of the said fence should stand beinge 25 foote from the 
opposite corner house which is now in the possession of John 
Xash and from the warehouse of the said Hitt oposite to the said 
stake and crosse the other streete 21 foote. 

[185.] 1688. May 25 th . At a publique Meetinge of the In- 
habitants of Bostone by Virtue of an Act of his Excellencie the 
Gouern r & Councill intitled An Act for regulateinge the choyse of 
selectmen Constables and other officers in the respective Townes 
within this Dominion. 

Ifc was Voted that the Nomb r of Eight Select men shall be for 
this towne chosen for the j'eare ensueinge & then chosen Cap 1 
Tym Prout, Cap* Dan u Turill, Cap* John Faireweather, & Mr 
Edward Willis, Cap* Pen Townsend, Cap* James Hill, Mr Isaack 
Addington, and Mr Addam Wintrop. 

8 Constables for Bostone. Mr Joseph Townsend, Jarvis Bal- 
lard, Michael Shaller, Abraham Blush, John Goodwine, Ambrose 
Dawes, Jonathan Bill, John Cony Jun r . 

Constable for Rumny Marsh. Hugh Floyd. 

At the same meetinge Mr Elisha Cooke was chosen a Comissioner 
for the towne to jo}*ne with the Selectmen to take a list and make 
a valuation of persons and estates of the towne. 

Ambrose Dawes refuseinge to sweare with his hand on the Bible 
as was required of him, James Halsey was chosen Constable' in his 
steed e. 



To the Select men of Bostone 

You are desired to convene yo r Tcwne togeather & signifie to 
them that they are alike desired to giue in their votes for FIUE* 
meete persons to be Assistants to the Govern 1 " Deputie Gouern r & 
Assistants chosen & sworne, in the yeare 1686 in the present 
Gouerm*, Vntill by direction from England there be a settlem* of 
Governi 4 . Alsoe 3*011 are alike desired to giue in yo r votes for a 
Major Generall accordinglie, which votes you are desired to send 
in to Bostone at y e Towne house on the 29 th instant sealed vp or 
otherwise safelie at discretion there to be sorted in the presence of 
the present Goverm* & the Comittee apoynted at nine of the clocke 
in the morninge. 

Bostone May 25 th 1689. p EBENEZER PROUT Clarke to the 

Representatiues & in the name 
of the Comittee. 



196 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Bostone May 30 th 1689. 

At the Council for safetieof y e people & conservation of 3** peace 
&c. Agreed that signification be forthwith dispatched to the sev- 
eral Townes within the Massachusetts Collony to make choyse of 
and send theire respectiue Representatiues to raeete at Bostone 
vpon Wednsda}- the 5 th of June next at two of the clocke in the 
after noone, to consult of the present Emergencies rclateinge to 
the publique Affaires, which is expected will be accordinglie com- 
plyed with. By ord* of the president & Council 

To y e Selectmen & Constables ISAAC ADDINGTON Cler. 

of Bostone. 

June 3 rd . 1689. At a Meetinge of the Inhabitants of Bostone 
vpon lawful warninge, for choyce of Representatiues, according to 
the Order aboue, were chosen Doct* Thomas Oakes, Cap* Perm 
Townsend, Cap* Tymothy Prout, and Mr Addam Wintrop. 

[186.] 1689 June 24 th . At a publique of the inhabitants of 
Bostone upon lawfull warninge for the election of officers for the 
towne were chosen as followeth 

Moderator. Cap* Theophilus Frar}', for the present meetinge. 

9 Selectmen Cap* Tym Prout, Cap* Theophilus Frary, Cap* 
James Hill, Mr Rich d Medlecott, Cap* Daniell Turill, Cap* Pen 
Townsend, Mr Addam Wintrop, John Jo}'liffe, Mr Edward Willis. 

8 Constables. Sam u Plumer, John More, Moses Peirce, Sam u 
Greenwood, Benj a Dyer, Tho: Wallis, Thomas Banist r , Thomas 
Walter [the name Walter written above the line.] 

1 Constable of Rumny Marsh. Joseph Bill. 

1 Constable of Muddy Riuer Roger Addams. 

4 Clerkes of y e Market. Joseph Prout, Joseph Belknap, Samuell 
Peirce, and L* Richard Way. 

4 Surveyors for Bostone. Arthur Mason, W m Rouse, Michaell 
Shall', and W m Robie. 

1 Surveyor for Rumny Marsh. Isack Lewis. 

2 Survey for Muddy Riuer James Parker, and Joseph Buck- 
master. 

4 Sealers of leather. John Miriam sen'. W m Gibson, James 
Maxwell, Tho: Davis. 

2 Water Ba3^1iffes. Arthur Smith, W m Holoway. 

2 Packers of Flesh & Fish John Densdall & Adam Dinsdall 

1 Measurer of salt. Francis Hudson. 

4 Scauensrers. John Tucker, Thomas Hill, James Burgis, and 
Rob*. Withall. 

6 Hog Reeues. Daniell Turill Jun T , W m Towers, Joseph Cowell, 
W m Coleman, John Con}*, sen 1 , and Giles Dyer. 

Treasurer and Recorder referd to the Selectmen 

4 To inspect makeing of Brickes. W m Dawes, John Goodwine, 
Eneas Salter, Josias Grise. 

To inspect transportation of Hyds referd to the Sealers of 
Leather 

To set y e price of Come to y^white bread Bakers. Nath*. Ol- 
liuer, Arthu r Mason, and Tymothy Thornton. 



BOSTON TOWN KECOKDS, 1689. 197 

Select mens Instructions referd to a Comittee of Doct Cooke, 
Eliakim Huchinson, and Mr Samson Sheafc to bo observed for the 
feare ensueing. Selectmens powre to make rates for the townes 
occasions voted in the affirmative alsoe to demaund and receave 
the towne rents and to sue for the same 

Voted that the former Custome & practice in managing the 
affaires of the free schools be restored & continued. 

Townes Orders not read 

2 Cr3'ers chosen. John Tucker, Robert Withall. 

Voated that Mr Peter Sergeant, Mr Benj a Alford, and Mr Samson 
Slieafe Audite y e Selectmens Acc ts of thcyeare past. Officers chosen 
by the Selectmen the same day. Treasurer Mr Edward Willis. 
Record* John Joyliffe. Sealer of waights & measures. W m 
Needam to be assisted & directed p Mr Ricll d Medlecot. 

Cullr 8 of Pipe Staues. Sam u Mattocks, and George Burrell. 

Measurers of Come John Marshall, John Tucker. 

Measurers of Bords. Thomas Barnard, Caleb Rawlins, Jabesh 
Negus, Ebenez r Messeng r . 

Ouerseers of wood Corders. Henery Dawson, John Butler, 
Jeremiah Fitch, L* Ephraim Sale, Joseph Peirce, John Bull. 

Ouerseers of Chimneys. John Cony sen r . W m Rouse, Edward 
Cowell, Nehemiah Peirce. 

Corders of Wood. Sam u Davis, Thomas Narramore, Dan 11 . 
Fahefeild, Jn Fairefeild, Davis Cumins, Fearenot Shaw, John 
Tuckerman sen r , Jn Tuckerman Jun r , John Alliset, Mathew 
Grosse. 

Chimny Sweepers. John Stride, Joseph Dayes, Jeremiah the 
Negro. 

[187.] 1689 June 24 th . More chosen to office by the Selectmen 
James Hudson & Nicholas White, Cow keepers, Cap* Theo. Frarie 
& Mr Joseph Prout to giue tickets for Cowes goeinge in y e 
Comon. 

Ordered that y e pound in Bostone be repaired, & y* Mr Edward 
Willis be desired to take care of it, & y* Goodwife Jones continue 
to keepe it. 

July 29 th . At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of this 
towne upon lawfull warninge for cho}'ce of a Clerke of the writts 
was nominated to be presented to y e Countie Court & allowed by 
them for y* Office. Mr Joseph Webb. 

Sept. 16 th . At a meetinge this day of the inhabitants of this 
towne upon lawfull warninge for election of a Comission r . to joyne 
with the Selectmen to take a list of all psons above 16 yeares of 
age & estimation of all psonall & real estates by warr*. from y e 
Countrie Treasur r . Doct r Klisha Cooke was made choyee of to be 
s d ComLssioner. At the same time it was orderd & Agreed that 
the Towne take into consideration against the next Towne Meet- 
inge, the inconveniencic & damage that shod cart Whecles doe, to 
the paueing of the streetes. 

Ordered, That y e Select men send for & quicken the Hogg 



'198 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Reeues to the Faitbfull discharge of theire offices which is of late 
much neglected. 

Septemb. 16 th , This day was comited to the 8 Constables of 
Bostone and Cunstable of Rumny Marsh by the Selectmen a tovvne 
rate made for tlie releife of the poorc and other occasions of the 
tovvne amountinge.to 335. 4 s . 3 d . to be paid in mony and deliverd 
to the severall Selectmen by the respective Constables accordinge 
to warr. 

Oct 8. At a meetinge of Elisha Cooke Esq with the Selectmen 
of this towne a valuation of estates & nomber of heads was taken 
perfected & comitted to y e said Cooke Comiss r chosen as above by 
virtue of a warr* from John Phillips Esq Treasurer of the Countrie 
which 

Id. a. d. 

Valuation of Estates at l d in y* pounds am to . . 55. 5. 3. 
[909] Heads at 20 d . p head am , to 75. 15 0. 



131. 0. .3. 

Oct r 22. At a meetinge of the Selectmen of this towne it was 
Ordered & agreed That Deacon Jacob Eliott, with the Assist- 
ance of the present Survey" of high wayes in Bostone doe speedilie 
cause the High way vpon y e Necke of Land between Bostone & 
Roxbury to be repaired and made safe and serviceable for the pas- 
sage of Men and carts. And the charge thereof to be paid out of 
the last Towne rate made Sep* 16 th 1689. 

[188.] 1689 Decemb r . 30 th . At a meetinge this day of Cap* 
Peun Townsend M r . Addam Wintrop, John Joyliffe, Capt Tymothy 
Prout, Cap* Theophilus Frary Cap* James Hill, M r Richard Medle- 
cote and Cap* Daniell Turill 

This day was comitted to the Constables of Bostone 2 rates or 
assesm* 8 made by the Selectmen by virtue of 2 warrants rec d . from 
John Phillips Esq Countrie Treasurer and dated the 29 th . of No- 
vemb r 1689 for the rateing & collectinge of 6 single Countrie rates 
one to be paid in mony amountinge to 131. 0. 3. the other 
paid in countrie paj r amounting to 655. 1. 3. abateinge ^ p te to 
pay mony, the other warr*. dated the 6 th of Deccm br followinge for 
196. 10. 6. to be paid all to the said Treasurer or his ord r in 
mon}'. The rates comitted to the 8 constables in Boston amounted 

to 320. 1. 6 mony 640. 3. 

In Countrie pa}' more at Rumny 

Marsh 13. mony 26. 

In Countrie pay and at Muddy 

River 13. 12. mony 27. 4. 



All amountinge to the sumes of . 346. 13. 6 mony 693. 7. 
what remaines & is rec d over & above the said Treasurers warr ts is 
to be paid to the Treasurer of the towne 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1689-90. 199 

Jan 18, IGf . Ordered upon the motion of Robert Griffine Taylor 
an inabitant of this towne by the Selectmen thereof that a letter be 
sent by the Recorder to the Select of Marshfeild relatinge to the said 
Griffine containinge as folio weth. Gentlemen. Whereas Robert 
Griffine TayF. hath beene for some considerable time an Inhabitant 
in this towne and is now desireous and as he saith some in- 
couragem*. to reside in }'o r . towne lor some time for his future 
livelihood the Selectmen of Bostone doe hereby ingage that if the 
said Robert Griffine doe at any time returne to this towne he shall 
be entertained an inhabitant as formerlie. In testimony whereof 
the said Selectmen have ordered me to signifie soe much to your- 
selves who am 

Your humble serv* 

To the Selectmen ) J. J. R. 



of Marshfeild 



Feb r 7 th . 16f. This day John Mathewes signed and sealed a 
deed of his house and land in the School house lane to the present 
Selectmen of this towne for the use of the towne to them and 
theire assignes for ever upon consideration of 8 to be paid to his 
order and that the Selectmen and theire success", shall allow and 
provide for him necessary maintenance duringe his life and decent 
buryall after his death. 

[189.] 1689X90. March 10 th At a publique meetinge of the 
inhabitants of Bostone upon lawfull warninge for election of offi- 
cers for the yeare ensueing were chosen as followeth 

Moderator. Cap* Theophilus Frary. 

9 Selectmen. John Joyliffe, Capt James Hill, Capt Penn 
Townsend, M r . Thomas Walker, Capt Tym. Prout, Capt Daniell 
Turill, M r . Richard Medlecot, M r . Addam Wintrop, M r . John 
Foster. 

8 Constables for Bostone. Mr Sam u . Lillie, Mr Nathan 11 Thare, 
Mr Roger Kilcup, Mr Samson Stoddard, Mr John Keitch, Mr 
Peter Welcome, Mr David Jefferies, Cap* Sam u Legg, Memorand. 
Mr David Jefferies p d a fine of 10 ld and Will : Husse chosen in his 
roome. 

Constable of Rumny Marsh. referd to y e selectmen and cho- 
sen Sam 11 Townsend by y m . 

Constable of Muddy River. Josiah Winchester. 

4 Clarkes of the Market. Peter Townsend, Joseph Wheeler, 
Henery Dawson, and John Comer. 

4 Surveyors of Highways for Bostone. W m Hobbie, Isacke 
Goose, Thomas Harwood, W m Coleman. 

1 Surve3 r or for Rumny Marsh. Isack Lewis. 

2 Surveyors for Muddy River Vriah Clarke, John Devotion. 

4 Sealers of Leather John Miriam sen', David Copp, Jn At- 
wood, James Maxwell, & to inspect transportation of Hydes. 

2 Water Bayliffes. W m Holloway, Arthur Smith. 

2 Packers of Flesh & Fish Addam Dinsdall Robert Butcher 

1 Measurer of salt Francis Hudson. 

4 Scavengers. Thomas Atkins, Sam 11 Bridge, Tym Thornton. 
Jn Mirion Jun r . 



200 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

6 Hogg Reeues. Joseph Rogers, W m Parkman, James Burgis, 
Anthony Greenhill, Abraham Addams, and Percic Clarke. 

4 Cryer 8 . John Tucker, Richard Drew, Nich White, John Mul- 
bery. 

4 To inspect makeinge of Brickes. Thomas Atkins, W m Dawes, 
John Goodwine, James Hawkins. 

Selectmens Instructions. Major Elisha Huchinson, M r Elia- 
kim Huchinson, Mr Samson Sheafe. are desired to drawe vp In- 
structions. Towne orders not read. 

Question resolved, Whether the Eleaven clocke bell shall be con- 
tinued hence forth to be runge at y e charge of this Towne. Voted 
in y e negatiue. 

Voted that M r Peter Sergeant, Mr Benj n Alforrl, & Mr Samson 
Sheafe be desired to Audit the Townes Ace*, with y e Selectmen for 
the two yeares last past. 

Voted that Muddy riuer Inhabitants are not discharged from 
Bostone to be a hamlett by them selues, but stand related to Bos- 
tone as they were before the yeare 1686. 

Ordered That Mr John Cole be allowed to keepe a Free schoole 
for reading and writing & y* y e Select men agree with him for his 
saleiy. 

Voted y* y e Select men prepare some thinge to present to the 
next publique Meetinge about the desires of some of the Inhabit- 
ants at this Meetinge, concerninge an Alteration in the choyse of 
Selectmen for the time to come. 

[19O.] 16f|j . March 10 th . Whereas it is observed and com- 
plaint hath been made that severall officers of this Towne haue 
been negligent in theire offices in performing the duties of theire 
places to y e prejudice of y e interest of the Towne, It is ordered that 
y e Select men shall haue powre & are required to lay a fine & 
Leauie the same on any scaveng r that neglect his dutie, prouided 
it exceed not 10*. for one offence, alsoe on any Hogg Reeue that 
neglects his dut}*, the fine not exceedinge 10 s . And on an}* Surve}' 1 
that is negligent in his place, the fine not exceedinge 20 s . 

March 11. At a ineetinge of the Selectmen as within were the 
severall officers followinge made choyce of viz* Treasurer, Mr Rich d . 
Medlecot. John Joyliffe, Recorder. Sealer of waights and 
measures. Cap* Tymothy Prout. Cullr 8 of staues, Sam 11 Mat- 
tocks, George Burrell. 

Measurers of Corne. John Marshall, John Tucker. 

Ouerseers of Wood Cord". Hener} 7 Duwson, John Butler, Seth 
Perry, Jeremiah Fitch, Ephraim Sale, John Bull. 

Cord rs . of wood. Sam 11 . Davis, Thomas Narramore, David 
Cumins, Daniell Fairfeild, John Fairefeild, Fearenot Shawe, John 
Tuckerman sen r . John Tuckerman jun r . John Aliset Mat-hew 
Grosse. 

Measurers of Bords. Thomas Barnard, Caleb Rawlins, Jabesh 
Negus. 

Chimny Sweep". Joseph Dayes, Richard Drew, John Stride. 
Jeremy y e Negro. 



BOSTON TOWN KECOEDS, 1689-90. 201 

Ordered y* Cap* Townsend pay Mi* Ezechiell Cheev 10 lb . pte of 
Arreeres due to him From the Towne. 

Ordered That Capt Townsend receaue of Mr David Jefferies 10 ld . 
for his Fine not servinge in y e Office of Constable. 

Ordered that if any housekeepers refuse to pay John Marshall 
theire fine for sufferinge theire chimnys to lire contrary to the 
towne ord r . in that respect the Recorder shall give warrant to a 
Constable to distraine theire fine out of theire estates 

Ouerseers to inspect Chimnys that are insufntient and danger. 
Mr John Con}* sen r , Mr W m Rouse, Mr John Comer, Mr Edward 
Cowell, Mr Nehemiah Peirce, Mr Abraham Blish. 

March 1 7 th . By apoyntm* of the Select of Charlestowne to run 
the line of the bounds betweene them and Bostone at Rumny 
Marsh were chosen by the Selectmen of this towne William Ireland 
Samuell Townsend and John Wiswall who are to meete with theire 
men the last Tuesday of this instant March at 8 of the clocke in 
the morninge at Daniell Whittarnores at the head of South River 
to attend that service. Pambulators for Linn Maiden and Read- 
inge were chosen b}' the Selectmen and ordered notice to be given 
to the Selectmen of those townes that upon the last Tuesday in 
April! next the}' are to send men to attend that service and to 
meete with ours viz* Capt James Hill M r . Thomas Walker Cap* 
Bozoone Allen L*. John Smith and Capt John Floyd at the house 
of Goodman Edmonds at 8 of 

[Note to these pambulat for Bostone John Wiswall was 
afterward aded.] 

[191.] the clocke in the morninge of said day being the 29 th . of 
said month, those of Maiden at 8 of the clocke and Readinge at 
12 of the clocke the same day, at the begininge of the line 
betweene the 2 towne bounds, of Readinge and Bostone. 

March 17 th . Pambulators for Cambridge and Muddy River 
Roxbury and Muddy River were choser by the Selectmen of 
Bostone Cap* Jacob Eliott Capt Theophilus Frary M r . Joseph 
Eliott John Devotion Andrew Gardn r . Benj a . White to run the line 
of the bounds betweene Bostone and those townes and to meete 
those of Cambridge at the house of Symon Gates upon the last 
Tuesday of Aprill next being the 29 th . of said moncth at 9 of the 
clocke in the forenoone and those sent from Roxbery at the bound 
cornet 1 whore Roxbnry Cambride and Bostone meete at 2 of the 
clocke in the afternoone. 

At the meetinge of the Selectmen this da c y it was Agreed 
betweene them on the behalfe of the towne and Robert Williams 
that he shall continue as formerlie to warne the Towne Meetings 
vpon occasion, to ringe the bell at Fine of the Clocke in y e morn- 
inge, Exchange Bell at eleauen of y e clocke, and at nine in the 
night, & earful lie looke after & keepe the Towne clocke in the old 
Meetinge house. To which is aded his goeinge about the Towne 
at least once a month or oftn r as may be occasion to inquire after 
New Comers into the Towne & informe the Select men at theire 
monthlie Meetinges for which he is to be paid 12 ld . for one yeare 



202 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Aprill 4 th . 1690. At a publiqne meetinge of the freemen of Bos- 
tone upon lawfull warninge for the election of 7 comiss". for this 
towne and three psons to set the price of vvheute to the white bread 
Bakers for tho yeare erisueing were chosen as follovveth 

Comissioners. Capt Tbeophiius Fraric, Doct r John Clarke, 
John Joyliffe, Mr 'Edward Willis, Mr Peter Sergeant, Mr. Tym 
Thornton, Mr. Addam Wintrop. 

Comittee to set the price of Wheate to the White bread Bakers. 
Mr Edward Brumfeild, Cap* Jeremiah Dumer, Mr Thomas 
Harwood, and Mr John Eyres. 

Aprill 15 th . Daniell Fairefeild chosen by all the Selectmen to 
be the Cow Keeper for the \*eare ensueinge. At a meetinge of y fl . 
Selectmen Cap' Frarie & Mr Joseph Prout chosen to giue ticketts 
to y c Co we Keeper for those that haue libertie to put Cowes on the 
Comon vpon the Necke. 

22 th . At a publique meeting of the freemen of this towne upon 
lawful warninge for nomination of magestrates and a countie 
Treasurer & a Comission r . to receaue their votes alsoe to choose 4 
Deputies for the Generall Court 

Voted that the Deputies be chosen for the whole yeare ensuinge 

Deputies chosen were. Cap* Pen Townsend, Doct r John Clarke, 
Cap* Tym Prout, Cap* Theophilus Frarie. 

Comission r to receave the votes for Nomination of Majestrates, 
&c. Cap* Pen Townsend. Voted that the freemen proceed to 
choose seaven Comission for y e tryall of small Cases, becaus of 
those chosen as aboue, some did refuse, and the rest not willinge 
to take the oath. 

[192.] 1690. 22 th . Aprill. Comission". chosen for the yeare 
ensueinge were Cap* Theophilus Frarie, John Joyliffe, Cap* 
Pen Townsend, Mr Tymothy Thornton, Doct John Clarke, Mr. 
Edward Willis, Mr John Foster. 

July 18 th . 1690. Rec d . by the Selectmen y e Ord r ". followinge 

Ordered b} T the General Court that the select men of Bostone take 
care that the house in ye Fort on y e Hill be prouided for Enter- 
tain mt . of sicke and wounded soldiers & seamen. Alsoe to prouide 
sutable Nurses provisions & all necessaiTS for them at the charge 
of the Countrie. By Order of the General! Court 

Bostone 18 th . July 1690. ISACK ADDINGETON secret'. 

Cap* Sam u Legg and Mr Samson Stoddard, latelie chosen to 
serue as Constables for the Towne of Bostone beinge necessary 
imployed in publique service, for settinge forth the intended sea 
expedition, Whereby they are rendred vncapable of attendinge 
the Constables office, they are hereby dismissed from the same And 
the select men of Bostone are Ordered to apoynt a Meetinge of the 
Inhabitants of s d towne of Bostone to choose two other Meete psons 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1690. 203 

to serue as Constables, to fill up the usuall nomber for this present 
yeare. 

Bostone July 19 th . 1690 SYMON BRADSTREETE Gouern r . 

in the name of the Councill. 

July 21 th . In observance of the ord r . foregoinge at a publique 
meetinge of the inhabitants of Bostone upon lawfnll warninge for 
y*. election of 2 Constables for this towne in the roome of capt 
Sam 11 . Legg & M r . Samson Stoddard were chosen 

George Elistone & Samuell Phillips Constables for the remainge 
p te . of this present yeare. 

July 23 th . This day a rate was comited to the 8 Constables of 
Bostone to collect 10 single Countrie rates by warr*. from John 
Phillips Esq r . Countrie Treasurer and pay the same to the said 
Treasurer or his order amountinge to ... 1685 lb . 8 8 . 
besides what was overp d . him in the last 7 rates . 14. 12. 6 

in which is included Rumny Marsh and ) 1 7nn nrk ,, 

Muddy River, all U . . . \ 17 ' ' 6 

More comited to Samuell Phillips Constable in his said rate to 

collect for the occasions of this towne to be paid to M r . Richard 

Medlecott Towne Treasurer the sume of 98 lb . 7". 

August 6 th . This day by warr*. of the Country Treasurer of the 
24 of July 1690 for 2 single Countrie rates to be paid in mony 
was comited to the 8 Constables of Bostone Rumny Marsh and 
Muddy River an assesm*. made by the Selectmen for said 2 
mony rates amountinge to . . . . . 451 lb . 12 9 . 2*. 
to be collected and paid to said Treasurer at or before the 10 th . day 
of September next. 

[193.] 1690. Aug. 18 th . At a publique meetinge of the 
inhabitants of Bostone upon lawfull warninge by warr*. from John 
Phillips Esq r . Countrie Treasurer for cho^yce of a Comission 1 ". to 
joyne with the Selectmen to take a list of y e . male psons & estima- 
tion of real & psonall estates of this towne 

Major Elisha Huchinson was chosen to be said Comissioner. 

Ang 29 th . At a meetinge of Major Elisha Huchinson with all the 
selectmen of this towne this day a valuation of estates and num- 
ber of heads was taken perfected & comited to the said Major 
llnchinson Commission 1 , chosen as above 

Which valuation of Estates amounted to a penny p Ib 60 ld . 19 s . 
Heads con* 894 at 20 d p head am* to 74. 10. 

135. 9 

Publique Houses for Entertainm* aproved of by the Selectmen 
and returned to the Countie Court to be licenced. 

Cap 1 W m Write, Moses Paine, George Monke, John Vyrall, 
John Winge, Wid An Pollard. James Meeres, Joseph Milliard, 
Edward Mortimore, Richard Phillips, Mary Lawrence, W m Towpvs, 



204 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Abraham Addams, Martha Hewen, Eliz* Jackson wid., Jane 
Ueane, widdovv, Rebeca Winsor wid., Rcbeca Stebbins wid ., 
Phillip Langdon, Eliz a Watkins widd ., Frances Carwithy wid ., 
Abraham Smith, Maiy Hunt, wid ., Sarah Hunt, wid./Hanah 
Mann. 

More aproued Retayl. out of dores. L* Richard Way, Dorothy 
Gretian, Barnard Trott, Thomas Smith, Sarah Harris, wid, Will 
Parsons, George Broughton, Eliz a Barnes, Ann Peirce, Mercio 
Dowdon, Henery Ingram, Rebeca Charles, Widdow Beauis, Sam 11 
Matocke, James Dennis. 

To sell Coffee, Tee & Chucaletto. Benjamine Harris, Daniell 
Vernon. 

Sep* '29 th . More publique Houses aproued of by the select men 
vpon y e motion of the Hon rd Countie Court who denyed to licence 
some of them aboue mentioned W m Pollard, Robert Earle, John 
Bull, Elizabeth Steephens wid., W m Kent Inhold r , Sarah Robie, 
W m Coleman & Jonathan Jackson to sell by retaile out of dores. 
Mrs Gutteridge to sell Coffee, Tee & Chucaletto. 

29. At a meetinge of all the Selectmen this day Whereas vpon 
the 27 th of May 1678 The Selectmen of this towne did lease out to 
Mr John Woodmansey the pasturage or feedinge of the buryinge 
place neere the Comon for 21 yeares from that day, vpon condition 
that he should keepe vp & maintaine the fence thereof duringe the 
said terme, There beinge now a necessitie of enlarginge the said 
buryinge place & new fenceinge pte thereof, Mr James Wood- 
mansey sonn of said John is content & doth hereb} 7 release & 
disclaime any right or title to the pasturage & feedinge of y e said 
Buryinge place prouided the Towne pay the charge of the [194.] 
removall & makeinge vp the new Fence, and that the Fence be 
constantlie for the future kept in good repaire and the pasturage 
not let out or giuen to any other pson. 

The same day Tything men chosen for the yeare ensueinge. 
L* John Atwood, David Copp, John More, Jonathan Bill, W m 
Coleman, W ra Robie, Joseph Prout, Tym. Wadsworth, Bartholmew 
Cheevers. John Dyer, Joshua Winsor, W m Gibson, James Greene, 
Edmond Browne, James Barnes, Sam 11 Plumer, John Ballentine, 
John Cottie, Thomas Hunt, W m Paine, Snm 11 Johnson, L' Epr : 
Sale, Jabesh Negus, Joseph Belknnp, Sam 11 Bridge, Sam 11 Beiton, 
Thomas Walter, John Goodwine, Seth Periy, John Mirion Jun r , 
John Bennet, Tho : Banister. 

For Rumny Marsh. W m Ireland, Joseph Hase}*. 

For Mnddj' River Roger Addams, Thomas Gardner. 

The Selectmen humblie pray the house of Correction may be 
made Capeable to entertaine Idle drunken and disorderlie persons. 

Oct r 27 th . 1690 This day A rate made for the poore and other 
occasions of this Towne was coimtted to y e severall Constables of 
Bostone, Rumny Marsh, and Muddy Riuer, by the Selectmen 
amountinge to the sume of 412 ld . 4'. 2 d . Countrie pay orderinge if 
any pay mony in lieu thereof they shall be abated J p*. of theire 
rates. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1690-91. 205 

An Addition to publique Houses aproued of by the selectmen & 
returned to y e Countie Court for licences. 

Mary Dafforne Widdow to sell wine & liqu r . out of dore. 

Caleb Bawlins to be an Inhold r . 

Eliz a Wardell widdow provided the s d Wardell by herselfe or her 
Daughter Mann take y e care of y e house. 

March 7 th . 16f^. Accordinge to the vote of y e inhabitants at a 
publicke meetinge March 10 th 1689x90. Mr. Peter Sergeant, Mr 
Samson Sheafe, &Mr Benj a Alford Audited the Townes Acc ts with 
the Select men, Except Cap* Edward Willis & Cap* John Faire- 
weather and made a returne thereof at the next towne meetinge 
March 9 th 1690/91. 

By virtue of a Warr*. rec d . from John Phillips Esq r . Countrie 
Treasurer dated the 28 th . of November 1690 for 20 single countrie 
rates to be p d . to him or his assignes by this towne. An Assesm* 
was made accordinglie and comited to the Constables to collect 
amountinge to the sume of 2204 11 *. 16 s . accordinge to warrants 
directed to them dated the 1 st . day of December 1690. 

[195.] 1690/91. March 9 th At a publique meetinge of the 
inhabitants of Bostone this day vpon lawfull warninge for the elec- 
tion of officers for the towne for the yeare ensueinge were chosen 
as folio wet h 

Moderator. Cap* Theophilus Frarie. 

9 Selectmen. Mr Thomas Walker, John Joyliffe, Cap* Bozoone 
Allen, Mr John Foster, Cap* Tymothy Prout, Mr Obediah Gill, 
Cap* Penn Townsend, Cap* Jer : Duiner, Mr John Mirian. 

8 Constables for Bostone. Jacob Moline, Joseph Belknap, Eliz r 
Holioake, Joseph Grant, W m Rouse, John Boreland, John Micoe, 
& Benj a Breame, of which Xumb r Jacob Moline & John Boreland 
promised to pa} T each of y m a fine accordinge to Law. & Mr 
John Micoe pd I0 ld . downe for his fine. Chosen other in theire 
roomes for Constables, Samson Duer, Timothy Wadsworth, George 
Clarke. 

Constable for Rumny Marsh Elisha Tuttle. 

Constable for Muddle River George Bearstowe. 

4 Surve^-ors for Bostone. Richard Keates, John Barnard, Tho: 
Atkins, and Samuell Bridge 

1 Survej^or for Rumny Marsh John Center. 

2 Survej'ors for Muddy Riuer Jonathan Torrie, Sam u Aspinall. 
4 Clarkes of y e Market Thomas Banister, Joshua Winsor, John 

Mirian Ju r , Cap* Thomas Barnard. 

4 Sealers of Leather. Savill Simson, Tho : Davis, John Atwood, 
John Mirian Jun r . 

2 Water Bayliffes Arthur Smith, and W m Holloway. 

2 Packers of flesh & fish Robert Butcher, Addam Dinsdall. 

1 Measurer of Salt. Francis Hudson. 

4 Scauengers. George Cable, Will : Robie, Gilbert Cole, Robert 
Noakes. 

6 Hog Reeues. Thomas Verine, James Pennyman, EzechielJ 
Gardner, Thomas Pecke, John Langdon, Thomas Hambline. 



206 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

3 Cr}-ers John Tucker, John Allison, John Mulbeiy. 

Treasurer. M r . James Tayl r . Record 1 ". John Joyliife. 

Voted that whereas Mr James Tayl r is chosen Treasur* for y* 
towne duringe. this present yeare to receave all publique stocko 
that is and shall be raised for the use of the towne, and to demand 
& if neede be to sue, for all rents and arearages of rents acrewingo 
t (ho use of the towne, and to imploy and disburse such publiqne 
stockc as shall corne into his hands by direction of the Selectmen. 
The Selectmen to apoynt him a sutable salery or allowance for his 
service and trouble in that office 

Voted that it is referd to the Selectmen to make an agreement 
with M r . James Tayl r . on behalfe of the Towne relatinge to y* office 
of. a Treasurer hee chosen to for the yeare ensueinge 

[196.] Voted, That Mr Natli u Williams, Mr Benjamine 
Walker, Mr W m Coleman & Mr Symeon Stoddard be ouer Seers* 
ofthepoore of this towne for the yeare ensueinge 

The 4 Ouerseers together with the Towne Treasurer are desired 
and apoynted a Comittee to drawe vp & present vnto the Generall 
Court such proposalls as they shall aprehend needfnll for the Order- 
inge and improueinge of. them, to imploy and set the poore a 
worke. 

M r . Peter Sergeant one of the Audit apoynted to adjust and 
settle the accompts of the Selectmen in the yeares 1G88-1689 
makinge report to the towne how farr they have proceeded in that 
matter y e towne declared theire aprobation thereof, and voted that 
the said Comittee viz. M r . Peter Sergeant, M r . Benj a . Alford & M r . 
Samson Sheafe be desired to perfect what remaines to be done of 
the Acc t8 of those 2 yeares as alsoe to audit the accomp 8 of the 
Selectmen in the 3'eare 1690 

Chosen to inspect makeinge of Bricks. Thomas Atkins, John 
Goodwirie, Ambrosse Dawes, James Hawkins. 

Selectmens instructions and towne orders were not considered 
of for want of time to doe it. 

March 10 th . 16f $. At a publique meetinge of the freemen of Boe- 
tonc upon lawful warninge for the nomination of Majestrates choyce 
of a Countie Treasur r and 4 Deputies for the General Court and a 
Commission' to receive the votes for nominations &c 

Cap* Penn Townsend was chosen Comissioner for that end. 

Voted that the Deputies to be chosen should be fore the whole 
yeare ensueinge. Cap* Pen Townsend, Cap* Theophilus Frarie, 
Cap* Tymo Prout, Mr Acldam Winthrop, were chosen Deputies of 
the Generall Court for the j^eare ensueinge 

March 16. At a meetinge of the Selectmen for choyce of other 
officers of the towne for y e yeare ensueinge chosen 

Sealer of Waights & Measures. Cap* Tymothie Prout. 

Cullers of Staues. Sam 11 Mattocks, and George Burrell. 

Measurer of Corne John Marshall, John Tucker. 

Measurers of bords. John Barnard, Thomas Barnard, Caleb 
Rawlins, Jabesh Negus. 

* First election of Overseers of the Poor. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1690-91. 207 

Ouerseers of Wood Cord. James Greene, Edmund Browne, 
Thomas Atkins, W ra Coleman, John Greene, John Bull, James 
Barnes, John More. 

Wood Corders. Lawrence White, Henery Addams, Sam 11 Davis, 
Percie Clarke, Daniell Fairefeild, W m Ridghill, Fearenot Shaw, 
John Tuckerman sen r , Stephen Swazie, John Alisett, Robt Noakes, 
W ra Kine, Goodman Honywell, John Tuckerman Jtm r , James 
Mcricke, W m Dyer. 

[197.] 16f^. March 16. Ouerseers of Chimnies chosen 
John Comer, John Butler, Sam 11 Mason, Joseph Wheeler. 

Chimny Sweepers. Joseph Dayes, John Stride, Rich d Drew, 
Jeremie Negro. 

1691. Aprill 27. Ambross Daws chosen Tything man in the 
roome of Joseph Belknap who was chosen Constable in March last. 

Granted Libertie to Josiah Frankline to erect a buildinge of 8 
Foote square vpon the Land belonginge to L* Nath* Reynolds neere 
the South Meetinge house. 

May 1. Publique Houses for entertainm*. were aproued of by 
the Select men and returned to the Countie Court for licences to 
keepe them. 

To keepe Tavernes. Cap* W m Wright, John Vyall, George 
Monke, W m Kent, John Winge, Ann Pollard widdow, James 
Meeres, Joseph Milliard, Mary Lawrence, W m Towres, Robert 
Earle. 

Ale houses. Abraham Smith, Abraham Addams, Caleb Raw- 
lins, John Bull, Jane Keyne Widdow, Eliz a Winsor widdow, Eliz* 
Jackson wid., Eliz* Steephens wid., Eliz a . Walkings wid., Martha 
Hewen wid., Cap* W m Greene, Phillip Langdon, James English, 
John Rowlison, Henery Ingraham. 

To sell out of Dores. L* Richard Way, Dorothy Gretian, Sarah 
Harris wid., Mercie Dowdon wid., Ann Peirce [Pence?] widdow, 
Eliz* Barnes, Jonathan Jackson, Barnard Trott, Thomas Smith 
distill', Major Tho: Savage, Sam u Mattocke, W m Parsons, Widdow 
Broughton, Mary Beavis, wid., Mary Hunt., wid., Sarah Hunt., 
wid., Sarah Robie wid., Hanna Harris wid., Mary Thatcher wid., 
Widdow Skiner. 

To sell Coffee Tea & Chuculetto Joseph Hill, Benj a . Harris & 
Robert Gutteridge 

May 11 th . At a publique meetinge of the inhabitants of Bos- 
tone upon lawfull warninge for the cho3*ce of one Constable in 
the roome of George Clarke who was chosen the 9 th of March 
last and paid his fine, was chosen Constable for this present yeare, 
Samuel Gray, Baker. 

Voted and past by a very full vote, that a town rate being 
speeclilie to be made and collected, be paid as formerlie in mony 
or accord inge to warrant directed to the Constables by the Select- 
men. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen the same day 



208 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Francis Hudson throughing up his Lease of Winesomct Ferry 
& relinquishing his Interest therein, and clayme thereto The said 
selectmen impowred referd it to Mr James Taylo r Treasurer to 
agree with any other man or men to keepe the said Ferry. 

Voted that an order be giuen to Mr. James Taylor Treasur r to 
pay Cap* Tymothy Prout 20 ld . towards paymen* of severall disburs- 
men t8 for the Fortifications. 

[198.] 1691. May 25 th . Whereas Cap* Benjamine Davis hath 
broken vp the streete or caused it to be done and turned the water 
course that formerlie vsed to run downe betweene Mr. Dauid Guinn 
& Mrs Thatcher houses another way. It is Ordered that s d Cap 1 
Davis make good the streete as it was before, and remoue the ob- 
struction of the water that it may run as formerlie within fowrc- 
teene dayes next cominge upon the penaltie of twentie shillings 

Ezechiell Gardner, is apoynted Cow keeper for this}*eare and Cap* 
Frarie is desired to giue tickets to those that are allowed to keepe 
cowes & take G p cow for ye bull. May 25. Whereas Francis Hud- 
son hath thoughen up his lease of Winesemett Feny it is this day 
let to Samuell Hudson and John Scolly to lease for one }*eare. 

June 11 th . This da}* a Towne rate made b}* all the Selectmen 
was comited toy 6 8 constables in Bostone with warrant on each list 
for the collectinge of 435 lb 7" for y e poore & other occasions of the 
Towne to be speedilie collected and paide to M r . James Taylor 
Treasurer of the towne. 

June 19. At a meetinge of the Selectmen An Griffine, Widdow 
Stebbins were aproued to keepe publique houses for entertainm 1 . & 
Eliz a Wardall & Debora Man her daught r aproued to sell wine & 
liquor out of dores. 

June 22 th . At a meetinge of the Selectmen it is ordered that John 
Joyliffe as Record 1 " grant a warr* to one of the cons bles to demand 
of Cap 1 Benj a . Davis twentie shillings & on his refusall to pa)* it, 
to leavie the same by distresse for breach of an order of this 
towne accordinge to the ord r & record aboue. 

Then alsoe it was agreed y*. 

Joseph Malam pave r be ordr d vnder the penaltie of 20 s . to lower 
3** pauem* he hath laid betweene Mr David Guinn & Roger Judds 
house that the water may free cource as formerlie, within tenn 
days next followinge. 

June 20. This day a rate was made by all the Selectmen and 
comited to the severall Constables to collect and pa} T the same to 
John Phillips Esq r Treasurer by virtue of a Warrant rec d from him 
dated the 9 th of June 1691 for the assessing of all rateable inhab- 
itants of this towne theire proportion to the sume of twentie foure 
thousand pounds, which rate amounted to for Bostone Rnmny 
Marsh and Muddy River the sume of three thousand thirtie seaven 
pounds eighteene shillings to be p d to the s d Treasurer or his as- 
signes, either in mony, Bills of publicke credit or in graine or pro- 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1691. 209 

visions at mony price, one halfe to be paid by the first of Septem. 
next, the other halfe by the first day of May 1692. 

Then alsoe comited to the Constable of Rumny Marsh a rate for 
3' e poore and other occasions of this towne amountinge to Sixteen 

pounds fifteen shillings and to the Counstable of Muddy a 

rate for 

[1990 1691. July 13 th . At a meetinge this day of Cap 1 Tym 
Prout. Cap* Penn Townsend, Capt. Jer. Dumer, M r . John Mirian, 
M r . Thomas Walker, John Joyliffe, Cap 4 . Bozoone Allen, M r . John 
Foster, Selectmen 

Adjusted the ace*, with Francis Hudson about the ferry to 
Wenisemet, of which he hath lately delivered up his lease formerlie 
made to him, in which ace*, there is found due from him to the 
towne tiftie shillings, which sume he promised to pay to M r . James 
Tayl r . Towne Treasurer the next weeke twentie five shillings in 
mony and 25 s . in some convenient time after, alsoe in mony. 

13 th . ditto. This day the accompts of Cap* Thomas Brattle deceased 
respectinge this towues concernes were adjusted, and there is found 
due to said Brattle's estate from the towne One hundred and one 
pounds seaven shillings & nine pence. 

Samuell Gasker [Gaskell in margin] is aproued of by y e . select 
to sell wine and liquors by retayle out of dore If the Hou rd Court 
please to grant him licence to doe it. 

Aug 10 th . 1691. At a meetinge of the inhabitants of this towue 
upon lawfull warning to choose a Commission 1 ", to joyne with the Se- 
lectmen to take a valuation of the estates of y e towne and nomb r . 
of heads by warr*. from J ao . Phillips Esq r . Countrie Treasur r . 

Major Elisha Huchinson was chosen s d Comission 1 ". 

Aug 24 th . At a meetinge of the freemen of Bostone upon law- 
ful warninge for the election of Seaven Comission". for the towne 
for the yeare ensueinge were chosen as followeth Cap* Penn Town- 
send, Cap* Theo: Frarie, John Joyliffe, Mr Tymothy Thornton, 
Mr John Eyres, Mr Edward Brumfeild, Cap* Jeremiah Dumer. 

Aug 31 th . At a meetinge of M r . Obediah Gill, Cap*. Jeremiah 
Dumer, M r . John Mirion, M r . Thomas Walker, John Joyliffe, 
Cap*. Bozoone Allen, M r . John Foster, Capt Tym. Prout, Select- 
men with Major Elisha Hutchinson Corniss r . by Warr*. from the 
Countrie Treasu r . John Phillips Esq r . a valuation of heads & 
estates of this towne was taken & comited to s d . Commission 1 ", as 
the Law directs 

Id. s. 

Estates a 1 penny p. ld amountinge to 456 

885 Heads a 12 d p head 44 5 

Sep* 3 d . This day the Selectmen signed and sealed a deed to 
John Balentine of a house and land formerlie belonginge to the 
widdcw Longe for one third pte thereof & Deacon Allen & Deacon 



210 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Bridgham for two thirds, which they joyntlie reeour* 1 by a judgm* of 
Court & was dd them by Execution. The whole soukl at 33 ld . 

March 7 th . At a publicke meetinge of the freemen of this 
towne for the choyce of Deputies of the Generall Court, the nomiua- 
lion of Majestrates & a Comission 1 ". to receaue the for nomina- 
tion & returne them as the Law directs were Deputies for the whole 
yeare ensueinge by vote Cap* Penn Townsend, Cap* Theophilus 
Frarie, Mr Addam Winthrop, Cap* Tymotby Prout. 

[2OO.] 169|. March 14. At a publicke town metting of the 
inhabitants of Boston upon lawfull warning for the election of 
officers of the Town for the yeare insuinge were chosen as follow- 
etb 

Moderator. Cap* Theophilus Frare. 

Then M r . Peter Sergent, M r . Samson Sheafe and M r . Benjamin 
Olford being a Committe chosen by the town the 9 of March 
1G90-1 to audit the acct 8 of the selectmen for three years past 
made there report of said acct'. by a returne under theire hands 
which was put to vote for the townes aprobation and was unani- 
mosly voted to be, to there acceptance. 

9 Selectmen voted for this yeare and chosen viz*. M r . Thomas 
Walker, Cap*. Bozon Allen, Cap*. Jeremiah Dummer, Cap* Pen 
Townsend, M r . John Meryon Sen r . M r . Obediah Gill, M r . John 
Foster, Capt Timothy Prout, Deacon Joseph Bridgham. 

Treasurer. Mr. James Ta3'lor. 

Voted that the Treasurer present his account, stated every 
second year at the Generall Town meetinge. 

Recorder Referd to the choyse of the Selectmen. 

Ouerseers of the poore Chosen by papor Votes, Viz*. Mr Samuell 
I/ynd, Left Samuell Chickley, Mr Edmond Browne, Mr W m Robe ; 
Constables in Boston, viz : W m Paine, Timothy Pratt, John Comes, 
Robert Calfe, Will Euerton, Peter Buttler, Elisha Oadley, Edward 
Gouge. 

Constable of Rumny Marsh. W m Ireland. 

Constable of Muddy Riuer. Joshua Gardner. 

Clarkes of the Market. Rob* Cumby, Sam 11 Mirion, John Rob- 
arts, Tho Cushin ; Surveyors of Highwayes. Eneas Salter, Tho 
Atkins, Sam u Saxton, John Good wine. 

Surveyor at Rumny Marsh. John Center. 

Survey o at Muddy Riuer. Edward Deuotion, Jonathan 
Torrey, Joshua Child. 

Sealers of Leather. James Maxwell, Tho. Dauis, John Mer- 
lion jun r . Rich Cheuer, and to inspect Transportation of hides. 

Water Bavliffes. Will Holloway, Sam Greenwood jun r . 

Puckers of flesh & fish Rob* Butcher, Adam Dinsdall. 

Measurers of Salt. Francis Hudson. 

Scauengers. Tho. Harwood. Arthor Mason, Will Hoby, John 
Curthew. 

Hog Reeues. Nath Bacor, Tho Dauis, Sam D}'er, Tho Veime. 

Cryars. John Tucker, John Eliset. 

Voted. That Sum men bee apo3~nted to make Enquiry and 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1691-92. 211 

finde out all and w* soeuer of Rents of Houses, Lands, or any 
thing Elce that beclongs to this Town and also all and w* soeuer of 
Right belongs to the Town by way of gifts by Wills and any 
other Wayes w* soeuer Due oweing aud belonging to this Town 
and they are to serch Reccords and gett Wittnesses to proue the 
same and to haue What help and Assistance may be from the 
Selectmen and to giue a full account of all there proceedings 
thereof Vnto the Select men of the same. 

The persons chosen to fulfil the vote abo. right the Towns dues 
Are m r Will Persons, M r John Meryon sen r , M r John Meryon Jun r , 
M r Sam Bridges, Mr Dauid Copp. 

[2O1.] To inspect mackers of Brickes James Hauckens, 
Tho Atkins, John Boden. 

Prisors of Graine. Arthor Mason, Thomas Harrod, Will 
Coleman. 

Officers chosen by the Selectmen Record'. Joseph Bridgham. 

Sealer of Waights & Measures. Cap* Timothy Prout. 

Cullers of Staues. Nicklos Phillops, Sam Mattocke, Gorge 
BurrelL 

Measurers of Corn. John Marshall, Robart Williams. 

Measurers of Bords. John Barnard, Tho Barnard, Jabish 
Negus, John Evstise. 

Ouerseers of Wood Corders. Sam Plumer, Tho. Banester, 
Rafe Carter, Tho Bacor Smith, Joseph Prout, Joseph Hill. 

Wood Corders. Lawrence Whight, Henry Adams, Sam Davis, 
Perce Clarke, Dan Ferfeald, Will Ridgell, John Tuckerman Sen r . 
Steuen Swaze, John Elliset, Will Kine, Good. Honnywell, John 
Tuckerman Jun r . James Mirecke, Will Dyer. 

Ouer seers of Chimi^es. Will Dawes, John Gooding, John 
Adams, John Farnum ju r . 

Chimmy Sweepers. Joseph Dayes, John Stride, Jer Negur. 

A Coppj- of an order scent to Mary Kneland to Leaue the house 
upon the Necke. 

Widdow Knealand you are to take notice that the house you 
now Liue in vpon the Necke is Lett by the select men vnto Edmund 
Ranger of Which wee scent you Word about three months ago ; he 
is to Come into it the Twenty fifth Instant Therefore wee do Ex- 
spect you do remoue your goods against that time, that lie may 
heaue posession according to the Leases wee haue giuen him. 
By order of the Select men of Boston 

Boston 18 March 92. JOSEPH BRIDGHAM Record'. 

A coppy of an order to Capt John Wing to pull down the fence 
he sett up without leave from the Selectmen 

Capt John Wing. s r . Whereas you heave sett up a fence near 
your old house contrary to order from the Selectmen of Boston, 
you are ordered by them for your trespassing therein to pay twenty 
shillings in mony and so to pay from this time for every month 
the fence stands twenty shillings a month untell you pull the same 
up 

Boston 8 Aprill 1692. By order of the Selectmen of Boston. 

JOSEPH BRIDGHAM 

Record'. 



212 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

An Order to prevent the Dogs from worrying Cattle 
Whereas there is comeplaint made that severall damages have 
been done by dogs worrying and sezing vpon cowes and catlc 
belonging to the town it is agreed and ordered by the selectmen of 
Boston that the cow keeper of Boston or any other parson have 
liberty to destroy and kill any dog or dogs they shall find to seize 
vpon any cow or cattle as aforesaid and the selectmen will beare 
them out in there so acting. 
Boston 29 Aprill '92 

[2O3.] 29 Aprill. 1692. Danell Fearfeald, and John Quine 
chosen Cow keepers for the year ensuing. 

Orders to y e . cow keepers 

It is Orderd that after the 20 th . day of May 1692 no parson put 
any Cow into the Comon or Comon Ground belonging to the Necke 
of Boston without the approbation and a note to the Cow keepers 
under the hand of Cap*. Theoffilose Frary or Mr. Joseph prout or 
either of them on the payment of three shillings in mony for everry 
Cow (besids tow shillings to the Cow keepers Danell Fearfeald and 
John Quine for there caor and paines) upon the penaltie of haveing 
there Cowes impounded as trespassers, who are to take caor and 
provide that whatsoever wayes or bridges are nesessary for Cattle 
to pase over any creekes belonging to the Marsh may bee maid 
ferm and good 

22 Jul}*. 1692. At a publicke Town meeting there was chosen 
Major Elisha Hutcheson a Comissioner, to joyne with the Select- 
men in order to the makeing of rates 

24 July. 1692. M r James Tayler was Chosen a Commishioner to 
joyne with the Select of Boston, in order to Mackeinge a vallu:i- 
tion of Each mans Estate and the number of the heads Major 
Hutcheson being Colled of to y e Eastward. 

[2O3.] 13 March 92/3. At a meeting of the freholdcrs of 
Boston upon lawfull worning for the election of officers for the year 
ensueing were chosen as followeth 

Moderator. Cap 4 Theoffilos Frary. 

Select men Tho Wolker, Bozon Allen, Obediah Gille Sarn 11 
Checkly, Timithy Thornton, John Meryon sn r . Eph Sauage, Nath 
Williams, Capt James Hill. 

Treasurer M r James Taylor. 

Constables. Timithy Clarcke, Tho: Coper, Joseph Russell, 
Richard Cheuers, Jacob Maline, Enocke Greenleafe, W m Parck- 
man, Ilezekiah Hinchman. 

Constable of Rumly Marsh. W m Bordman. 

Constable of Muddi Riuer Danell Harris. 

Clarckes of the Marcket. Nickholas Cocke, Isaac Meryon, 
John Benet, John Curthue. 

Surua3 r ers for Boston. John Moor, Eneas Solter, Nath. Olliuer, 
Joseph Belknap. 

Suruay r . for Rumny Marsh. Sam u Townsend s". 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1692-93. 213 

Survayers for Muddi Riuer Sam u Aspinall, Joseph Dauis. 
Sealorsof Leather. John Mer}'on ju r , James Maxwell. 
Water Baylifes. W m Holloway, Arthor Smith. 
Scauengers. Tho Wyllys, Dan 11 Bollard, Sam 11 Perce, Rogei 
Judd. 

Hog Reaues. John Cornish, John Aors, Andrue Cunican. 
Benj a Gallup. 

Cryers. John Tucker, John Alleset. 
Inspectors of Brickemacors. John Gooding, Rich Scates. 
Prizers of Grane Thomas Harod, Henry Dealing, Arth: 
Mason. 

Town Clarke. Cap* Ephra Sauage. 
Commiss r for Essesm ts M-r James Taylor. 
A Comemitty for to Inquire into the Difference at Mudi Riuer. 
Elisha Cooke Esq. M r James Taylor, Cap* Pen Townsend. 

A Comittee to Audit the Treasurers Ace* Peter Sergeant Esq. 
M r Benf Alford, M r Samson Sheaf. 

Tithing men belonging to everry comp a . Th Banestor, John 

Meryon. Cap* Se well's comp a . 
Sam 11 Bridges, John Adams. Cap* Hills comp a . 
John Cunny,W m Adams, glouer Capt. Pen Tow- 
send. 

James Barns, John Kilbe. Cap* Aliens com a . 
Tho: Messenger, James Smith. Maj Sauage. 
Tho Gushing, Joshua Gee. Capt John Wing. 
John Farnum, John Niccols. Maj Hutcheson. 
Joseph Grant, W m Hufe. Cap* Grenough. 

[2O4.] 13 th March 92-3. Voted that all the town rents 
whatsoever be from time to time and at all times payed to y e Town 
Tresh r . 

March 15 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen Agreed with Sam u 
Bridge to Collect the Country rates he to haue 3 d for every 20 s . 
he receiveth, and payeth. and he hath given in bond of 1000 id , for 
the true performance M r Simeon Stoddard being security. 

March 20. At a meeting of the Selectmen Agreed with Robert 
Hawkins to ouersee the affaires of the Almes nous for 5 ld . mony 
for the first 3 monthes to begin this day. 

March 21. At a meeting of the Selectmen there were Chosen 
to agree with & Audit the accompt of the Inhabiter of the hous at 
Roxbury gate, and finally to determine it, M r Sam 11 Lynd and Mr 
Sam u Bridge. 

1693 March 30. At a meeting of the select men of Boston with 
three of the Justices of the peace Dwelling in the s d Town. In 
pursuance of an act of the Gov r . Councell and representatives for 
the prevention of Comon Nusances, the s d Justices & select men 
did Assigne the places underwritten for the erecting slaughter 
houses for the killing of all meat viz. At the North end, on the 



214 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

wharfe of M* Timothy Thornton, the wharves neer the Salutation 
Taverne. 

In the Middle of the Town neer & over the mill stream. 

At the South end, at or neer Bendalls Wharfe. 

Sep* 25. Florence Mackarta, Sam u Bill & Henry Brightiuan 
desiring leav to build a Slaughter hous on Pecks Wharfe were 
allowed by the select men, Justice Dumer, and Major Townsend. 

March 27. Pambulatours chosen for to meet with those sent 
from Charlestown were M r . Nathaneel Williams, M r . William Ire- 
land M r . Sam 11 . Townsend 

Perambulatours for to run the line of the boundes between Lin 
and Boston Maiden & Boston Reading & Boston were chosen 
Capt n James Hill M r . Timothy Thornton, M r . James Taylor Capt n . 
Bozoon Allen M r . William Hassy To meet on the 2 nd . Tuesday 
in Aprill at 8 of the clock in the morning with those sent 
from Maiden at William Irelands hous and at the same hour to 
meet with them sent from Lin at Goodman Edmond's hous neer 
Bride Brook and at 12 of the clock to meet with Reading men at 
the beginning of the line or the 3 County heap. 

That day being stormy and the other towns not meeting the 
next Tuesday was appointed at the time of the day and places 
before mentioned. William Ireland was added. 

[2O5.] 1G93 March 27 th . Perambulatours to run the line of 
the bounds between Cambridg and Boston andRoxbury and Boston 
were chosen. Capt n . Jacob Eliot M r . Thomas Walker M r . Sam 11 . 
Cbeckly M r . Joseph Eliot, John Devotion, Benjamin White to meet 
with those sent from Cambridge on the 2 nd . Tuesday in Aprill at 
Simon Gates his hous at 9 of the clock in y e . morning and to meet 
with those sent from Roxbury at the Bound Corner where Roxbury 
Cambridge and Boston meet at 2 of the clock afternoon 

Job Brown was bound an Apprentice to John Kindrick of New 
Cambridge. 

Dan 11 Fairfield, John Tuckerman sen r . John Tuckerman Jun r . 
Robert Nokes, Henery Adams, Lawrence White, Mathew Gros, 
Ilonowell sen r . James Miricke, John Elliset, Fearnot Shaw, 
Abraham Rue were chosen wood corders for the year ensuing. 

Mr James Mear, Mr Thomas Adkins, Mr Jn Bull sen r , Mr 
Edmund Brown, Mr Joseph Prout, Mr Arthur Mason were chosen 
ouerseers of wood corders. 

Chimny Sweepers. Joseph Da} T s, John Stride, Jeremiah Negro, 
Mr Andrews his Negro Will. 

Cow Keepers Alexander Miller, and John Gwin. 

Ephraim Savage was chosen Sealer of weights & measures by 
the Selectmen with y* approbation of a Constable. 

At a publick meeting of freeholders April 21, 1693, there were 
then chosen for a Comittee for to draw up Instructions for the 
selectmen. Maj Elisha Hutchinson, Doct r Elisha Cook, John 
Foster Esq. Then voted that there should be a town rate made 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1693. 215 

for the poor and defraj-ing of their necessary charges, left to the 
Selectmen's discretion. 

May 2 d . At a publick meeting of Freeholders and other inhabi 
tants qualifyed according to law 

Voted that there be 4 Representatives chosen for the General 1 
Assembly. 

Mr James Taylor, Cap* Pen Townsend, John Eyers Esq, and 
Cap* Theopilus Frary were chosen Representatives for the Generall 
Assembly to be held 31 st . day of this instant May. 

The return of the Comittee that was chosen to audit the 
Treasurers accompt was approved and the further management of 
it is left to the Selectmen. 

May 29. At a meeting of the Selectmen 

Ordered that M r Ezekiell Cheever and the other school master 
shall be paid quarterly and that orders be passed to the Treasurer 
for it. Mr Cheever salery to be sixty pounds in mony and that 
Mr Nathaneel Oliver bee discharged from all former Dues for the 
Marish hired of the Town upon his payment of the present quarters 
Rent to Mr Cheever. 

[2O6.] 1693 June 6 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen with 2 
of the Justices of the Peace which dwel in the town of Boston viz. 
Cap*. Pen Townsend & Cap tn . Jeremiah Dummer to consider and 
assigne places for Still houses Chandlers and Curriers agreed that 
such as were annoyance to the neighbourhood should remove viz. 
Stillers to such places where there feces may be carried into some 
Comon Shoar or Drein not exceeding 4 rod from highwater mark 
or so as may be carried into the sea 

June 22. At a meeting of the selectmen It was Ordered that no 
meeting of the Select men be called without the consent of two of 
the select men and the Town Clerk. 

26. At a meeting of the Selectmen 

Ordered that Mr Christopher Web be Employed as an Attourney 
to demand and sue for the Town rents, & that a list of Town rents 
be brought in and left with the Town Clerk. 

Ordered that John Scally shall have a leas of Wenesimmet ferry 
made to him for 3 years at 5 ld p year. 

Whereas there are under consideration by the quarter Sessions for 
Inholders or Retailers in the town of Boston the persons hereafter 
named which are laid before the Selectmen for their approbation 
or for them to give in their objections why they may not be 
licenced. 

For In holders John Bishop, John Prat, Joanna Hunlock, 
Joshua Hewes, Elisabeth Watkins, Hannah Kent, Enoch Hubbard, 
Mary Wright, Capt n Wright. 

For Retailers. Eneas Salter, Mary Dafforn, Susannah Gard- 
ner, Thomas Shepcot, Deborah King, Mary Pearce. 



216 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

T.'ie Select men see no caus to object against any of the 15 per- 
sons under Consideration. 

July 18 th . 1693. As an explanation of an order of the Justices 
and Selectmen made March 30 th 1693 in assigning places for 
slaughter houses the Justices and Selectmen met on the 18 th of 
July 1693 did agree that there should be but three slaughterhouses 
erected neer the rail stream at present and that they shall not be 
above 25 foot long and 20 foot broad and that no part of them 
shall stand above 25 foot from the stream and that the number of 
them shall not be increased without the approbation of said Justices 
and Selectmen. 

[2O7.] 1693 Sep* 11 th . At a publicke meeting of freeholders 
and others qualifyed according to law Mr James Ta}~lor, John 
Eyer Esq, Doct r f)an u Allen, and Cap* Pen Towrisend were chosen 
Representatives for the Generall Assembly to be held on the 26 th 
of Sep 4 . 1693. 

At a meeting of the Justices and Selectmen on the day above 
written there was allowed to M r Giles Fyfeild 60 ld for Satisfaction 
for having his lions blown up in the late fire. 

There was allowed to M r William Everden 45 for satisfaction 
for having his hous blown up in the late fire. 

Allowed. to Richard Whiterage for being wounded in the late fire 
towards his cure and help 20 pounds. 

The Slaughter hous of Thomas Harris was allowed Provided it 
being moved to the Select men that Rich d Whiterage might have 
liberty to keep a Publick hous of Entertainment & to retail beer, 
wine liquor &c. the select men make no objection against it. 

Oct 12. At a meeting of the Selectmen M r . Edward Peggy, 
desired Liberty to make an Addition to the westwardly end of his 
hous of 5 foot broad at one end and 10 foot at the other end, wh ch 
was allowed. 

16. At a publick meeting of freeholders and other inhabitants 
qualifyed according to law Major Pen Townsend, Edward Brom- 
field Esq, Cap* Theophilus Frarj r , and Mr Timothy Thornton were 
chosen Representatives to serv in the Generall Assembl}' to be 
held on the 8 th . day of Nov r 1693. 

Whereas there appears a neccesit}' to alter the Fortification at the 
north end of the Town it was then voted that it shall be left with 
the select men to agree with S r W ra Phipps as the} T see meet by 
deeds or otherwise. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of the town of Boston Nov r . 27 th . 
16i3 For as much as W m Keen of Boston Taylor on the behalf 
of Rebecka Stebbins of Boston, Widdow, hath obliged himself & 
his heires &c. by obligation under his hand and seal bearing even 
date with these presents to pay unto James Taylor present Treas- 
urer for the town of Boston and to his successor in the same place 
and office for the use of the said town the sume of Five pounds 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1693-94. 217 

currant mony of New England p annum yearly and every year 
during the terme of the naturall life of the said Rebecka pursuant 
to the tenour of said obligation. 

Wherefore it is voted by us as followeth viz* that in considera- 
tion thereof the said Rebecka Stebbins shall live in have and 
peacably and quietly enjoy the use and improvement of all that 
messuage or tenement with the land and garden thereto belonging 
some time ago appertaining to John Mathews labourer situate lying 
and being in Schoolhous lane in Boston aforesaid wherein she 
now lives for and during the terme of her nuturall life and that if 
the said Rebecka be put out of the same by fire or otherwise 
before the expiration of hir naturall life that then in such case she 
shall l>e paid yearly thenceforth during the term of hir naturall life 
out of the Publick Treasury of the said town of Boston the sume 
of 5 currant mony of New England p annum. 

[2O8.] 169 March 12 th . At a publick meeting of the free- 
holders and other inhabitants of Boston were chosen for the year 
ensuing. 

Moderatour Capt Theopilus Frary. 

Selectmen Capt n Bozoon Allen M r Thomas Walker Capt n 
Samuell Checkley John Eyer Esq r . Obadiah Gill Ephraim Savage, 
John Marion Sen r . Timothy Thornton Edward Brom field Esq r . 

Treasurer. Mr James Taylor. Town Clerk Ephraim Savage. 

Commissioner for Assesm ts Elisha Cooke Esq. 

Constables of Boston Joseph Brisco, John Green, John Carthue, 
Joshua Gee, John Roberts, Thomas Carter, W m Keen, Richard 
Proctor. 

Constable of Rumny Marsh. Thomas Prat. 

Constable of Muddy river. Sam 11 Aspinwall. 

Surveighours of highwa < yes in Boston John Bennet, Ebenezer 
Hey don, Stephen Minot, John Bernard. 

Surveighour of the highways at Rumny Marish Hugh Floid. 

Surveighours for Muddy River Georg Bearstow, and John 
Winchester. 

Tything men For the Northermost Companj 1 No 1. John 
Eyers, Ezekell Clesby ; for 2 d . Edw d Martin, David Norton. 3. 
John Combes, Thomas Gushing. 4. James Smith, Sam 11 Jacklin. 
5. Richard Draper, John Kilbee. 6. Alexander Bulman, Thomas 
Marshall. 7. Sam 11 Gre} T , Roger Jud. 8. John Mason, Barthol- 
mew Green. 

For Rumny Marish W m Hasey, Edward Tuttle. 

For Muddy River Thomas Stedman sen & Dorman Morean. 

Clerkes of the Market Thomas Banister, John Marion Jun r , 
Thomas Savage Goldsmith, Sam u Bridge, Thomas Veering, 
Thomas Downe. 

Sealers of Leather. James Maxwell, Thomas Davis, John 
Marion Jun r . 

Scavengers. James Mears, Nicolas Stoughton, Joshua Winsor, 
Joseph Belknap. 

Hog reaves. Joseph Gallop, Richard Whiterage, James Harris, 
SamMVentworth. 



218 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Cryers. John Tucker, John Alliset. 

Prizers of Grain. Nath u Oliver, Benj n Walker, W m Coiman. 

Measurer of Salt. Francis Hudson. 

Hawarcls & Fence viewers. Edward Wyltys, John Marion 
Jun r for Boston. 

For Rumny Marish. Joseph Hascy, John Tutle. 

For Muddy River Roger Adams, Thomas Woodward. 

A Comittee to view the high wa}*s upon the Neck & make report 
to the Town : Cap'Theophilus Frary, Thomas Walker, Robert Calfe, 
Edward Wyllys, Timothy Clark. 

Voted that it be left with the Selectmen to agree with the 
Scavengers for the cleaning the streets and it be paid out of the 
town treasury 

Voted that it be left with the Selectmen to choos what other 
officers are needfull for the town which are not to be chosen by y* 
Quarter Sessions. 

[2O9.] Voted that there should be a town rate made for the 
releif of the poor and defraying other town charges the sume to be 
left to the discretion of the Selectmen 

At a publicke meeting of freeholders and other inhabitants & c ., 
on 16 th Aprill 1694 

Maj r Pen Townsend, Cap* Theophilus Frary, Edward Bromficld, 
Esq & Mr Timothy Thornton were chosen to represent the Town 
in the Generall Assembly to be held on the 30 th da^y of May next. 

Mr Francis Burroughs & Mr John Bolt were chosen Constables 
in the Room of Cap* Thomas Carter and Mr Joshua Gee that 
refused to serve & fined, who both also refused to serve and fined. 

In the room of those that were fined were chosen Mr Jose Apple- 
ton and Mr Elias Heath. 

Mr Elias Heath refused to serv and Mr W m Shipperee was 
chosen in his room. 

W m Clough the mason & Andrew Veatch were chosen Tithing 
men in the room of John E3'ers and Thomas Marshall who refused 
to serve. 

Mr Robert Calfe was chosen Haward and fenceviewer in the 
Room of Mr Edward W3 T ll3*s who refused to serve. 

As addition to a former order 

Voted that whosoever carryeth away any earth or stone from the 
neck of land shall pay 10 s . for every cart load and so proportion - 
ably for greater or lesser quantitys one half to be to the Informer 
the other half for the poor of the Town. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Boston March 26 th 169f then 
Agreed that Mr Sam u Phillips shall have the ground where the 
cage and watch hous stand leased to him for 21 j'ears for to build 
a shop he to dig a sellar under it he to pay 3 ld . p. ann. to the Town 
after one 1 year and a halfe, and leave the cellar to their dispose as 
soon as finished, the building not exceeding 20 foot long and 12 
foot wide, the stone work to be 12 inches above the ground, he to 
have 14 foot of the upper room for a shop and to leave 6 foot for a 
Watchhous. 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1(594-95. 219 

At a meeting of the Selectmen of Boston May 9 th 1G94 Present 
Capt n . Bozoun Allen M r Thomas Walker M r John Marion Sen r . 
Capt n . Sam u . Checkly L*. Obadiah Gill M r . Timothy Thornton & 
Ephr m . Savage 

Voted unanimously "that whereas their Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace at a Petty Sessions on May 8 th 1694 ordered Joseph May* 
lam to surceas and forbear going forward with a brick building 
neer the west end of the town hous till leav be obteined from 
those who by law had cognizance and power therein 

We therefore the Selectmen of said town according to the power 
and trust comitted to us by the town and our instructions therein 
(considering that there is not so much ground taken up as before 
and also considering the great benefit that thereby may accrew to 
the town being judged at least 8 p }'ear at present coming in and 
the benefit of a brick watch hous and security from fire besides 
what benefit it may be to the town hereafter (having already leased 
it to Ensign Samuell Phillips) [21O.] do give leave to the said 
Ma3'lam to go forward with the work according to said leas. 

1 694 May 14 th . At a publick meeting of the freeholders and in- 
habitants of Boston the question being put whether that act of the 
Selectmen in leasing the land on which the Watchhous and Cage 
stood, vpon the conditions mentioned in the leas to Ensign 
Samuell Phillips be approved of by the inhabitants it was voted 
in the affinnitive 

Doctor Elisha Cook, Isaak Addington Esq r . Colonel Samuell 
Shrimpton, L*. Colon 1 . Elisha Huchinson and Major Pen Town- 
send or any three of them were chosen a Comittee to draw up in- 
structions for the Selectmen and present them to the town at their 
next publick meeting for their approbation 

And that their old instructions shall stand in force till new ones 
be given 

At a publick meeting of the inhabitants of Boston Julv 16 th 
1694 

Then voted that there should be 7 assessours chosen. 

Cap* Bozoone Allen, Cap* Sam u Checklv, Ephraim Savage, Mr 
Timothy Thornton, M r Obadiah Gill Mr Thomas Walker, Mr 
John Marion sen', were chosen Assessours 

Cap* Sam u Checkty & Mr Thomas Walker refusing to serve Mr. 
Joseph Bridgham & Mr Sam 11 Lynd were chosen in their room. 

Mr Joseph Bridgham refusing Cap* Nath 11 Green was chosen. 

1694/5 March 11. At a publick meeting of freeholders and 
inhabitants were chosen 

Moderatour. Major John Walley. 

Selectmen. Capt Sam 11 Checkle}*, Mr Thomas Walker, Ephraim 
Savage, Capt Bozoun Allen, Mr John Marion sen r , John Eyre 
Esq, Edward Bromtield Esq, M r Obadiah Gill, andCap*Sam u Legg. 

Treasurer. Mr James Ta3*lor. 

Town Clerk Ephraim Savage. 

Constables of Boston. Dan 11 Oliver, John George, Edward 
Thomas, Epaphras Shrimpton, Thomas Palmer, Thomas Grafovd, 
13enj n Mountfort, and Eleazur Mood}*. 



220 ^ITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Mr Thomas Graford being excused and Thomas Palmer and 
Eleazur Moody refusing to serve & paying their fines David Nor- 
ton, George Robinson & W m Turner were chosen in their Room. 

Constable of Rumny Marish Jonathan Tuttle. 

Constable of Muddy River. Erasmus Drue. 

[211.] Surveigh of Highways in Boston. Righard Procter, 
James Barnes, Sam 11 Bridge, Eneas Salter. 

In Ruirinj* Marish. Joseph Hasey. 

In Muddy River Ben j White, Joseph Gardner. 

Clerkes of the Market W m Keen, Jacob Melj'en, John Ej-er, 
Sam u Pears, John Wiswall, W m Everton. 

Sealers of Leather. James Maxwell, Thomas Davis, John 
Marion jun r . 

Scavengers. Joseph Allen, James Mears, Peter Barber, Mungo 
Craford. 

Hog reaves. Peter "Ware, Jonathan Pollard, Sam u Mattocke, 
Ezekell Clesby. 

Cryers. John Tucker, John Alliset. 

Tithing men in Boston. For No 1. Sam 11 Greenwood W m Gill. 
2. Obadiah Wakefield, Jonathan Adams. 3. Rich d Cheever, John 
Geerish. 4. John Cunniball, Benj n Emons sen r . 5. George Cable, 
James Green sen r . 6. Sam u Clough, Thomas Fitch. 7. John 
Arnold, Joseph Lowell. 8. John Cornish, Joseph Eliot. 

In Rumny Marish. John Floid, Sam u Townsend. 

In Muddy River. John Devotion, Josiah Winchester. 

Prizers of Grain Thomas Harwood, Henry Deering, Thomas 
Downe. 

Measurer of Salt. Francis Hudson. 

Fence Veiwers & Hawards in Boston. Thomas Banister, John 
Marion Jun r . 

In Rumn} T Marish. Hugh Floid, Elisha Tuttle. 

In Muddy River Roger Adams, Thomas Woodward. 

Elisha Cook, Peter Sergeant, and John Foster Esq res . were chosen 
a Comitte to examin the Treasurers accompts & to make return to 
the next town meeting 

Voted that what other officers were need full for the town should 
be chosen by the Selectmen. 

Voted that the bookes of the Register of Birthes and deathes in 
the Town of Boston shall be demanded by the Select men in whose 
hands soever they be and that all Bookes or Other things belonging 
to the Library and all the goods or Estate belonging to the Town 
be demanded and Taken care of by the Select men. 

1695. March 25. At a meeting of the Selectmen 

Ephraim Savage was continued Sealer of weights & measures. 

John Marion Jun r . was chosen and appointed to graunt Tickets 
for Cowes. 

John Gwin [blank] were chosen Cow keepers. 

Cryer In the Room of John Tucker (that dyed since he was 
chosen) Daniell Bristow. 

Chimny Sweepers. Joseph Days, John Stride. 

Wood Corders. John Tuckerman sen r . W m Ridgell, 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1695. 221 

Ilenery Adams, Lawrence White, Alexander Fullerton, Rob* 
Noakes, Fearnot Shaw, Abrahan Rue. 

Surveigh of Chimneys. John Goodwin, W m Clough, Rich d 
Keates. Michael Shaller. 

The Agreement made with W m Ireland & Aron Way to repair 
the highway at Rumny Marish from Powder horn Hill to M r . 
Ne whales lot made 27 Oct r 1G61 is continued for 10 years more. 

[212.] 1695. March 25 th Whereas Cap* Samuell Sewall hath 
been at charge in severall Essays to plant trees at the south end of 
the town for the shading of Wheelers Pond therefore it is Ordered 
that the said Sewell and his Heires and none else shall have Liberty 
from time to time to lop the trees so planted or to be planted 
and to cut them down and Dispose of them, he or they planting 
others and causing them to grow in stead of those cut down. 

Aprill 22. At a publick meeting of the inhabitants were chosen 
Moderatour. Mr Henery Deering. 

Mr Barachiah Arnold was chosen Constable in the Room of M' 
Daniell Oliver who refused to serve, and paid his fine. 

Aprill 29 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen Then Let to John 
Scally Winnesimmet feny for 7 yeares from the 27 th day of this 
month, he to pay 5 ld p ann. to the Town Treasurer. 

Ma}' 6 th . At a publick meeting of the inhabitants Maj r Pen 
Townsend, Edward Bromfield Esq, Cap* Theophilus Frary, & Mr 
Timothy Thornton were chosen Representatives for the Town in 
the Generall Assembly to be convened May 29 th . Then voted that 
the Selectmen make a rate for the defraying town charges the 
suine to be left to their discretion not exceeding 800 pounds. 

July 29 th . At a public meeting of the inhabitants Elisha Cook 
Esq. was chosen Comissioner for Assessments. 

Then voted that the Selectmen draw forth all the town orders 
that have been formerly made or that shall be further necessary 
and present them to the town at the next meeting. 

$ept r 30. The Persons underwritten being sumoned before the 
Select men to answer for their breach of Town orders or by Laws in 
building to the Inconveniences of the street and enclosing several 
parts of them neer their houses without the consent of the over- 
seers or select men annoying the streets with the timber, stones, bords 
&c. of their building : being thereof Convicted viz. James Barton, 
Richard Cheever, John Orris, Joseph Ryall, John Coombs, John 
Soames, Ralph Carter, John Geerish, Thomas Hitchborn. G}'pson 
Fawer, Thomas Peabody, Sam 11 Mattock, W m Wilson, John Law- 
son, John Nicols, Rich d Middlecot, Sam 11 Burrell, David Adams, 
Joseph Adams, Daniell Collins, John Bayley, Christ Sleg. for 
their trespassing on the south side of the highway on the eastward 
side of the Draw Bridg. 

Col Nicholas Paig, John Wing, Richard Basin, & Thomas 
Peck sen r . for their Trespas ueer their own houses ; Each of the 



222 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

abovesaid persons were ordered to remove the Nusances by the 1* 
day of October next at 2 of the clock or to pay each of them 5 s . for 
the use of the poor. 

Thomas Harris then paid one penny as an acknowledgment 
[213.] that part of his shop stood on the Town Land. 

At a pnblicke meeting of freeholders and other inhabitants 
March 9 th 1695/6 were chosen 

Moderatour. Mr Henery Deering. 

Selectmen M r . Thomas Walker Ephraim Savage Obadiah 
Gill, Bozoun Allen Samson Stoddard, John Marion, Samuell 
Checkly Sumuell Legge, Thomas Hunt. 

Treasurer James Taylor 

Town Clerk Ephraim Savage 

Constables. Benj n Gallop, Andrew Belchar, Jonathan Evans, 
Robert Gibbs, Sam u Gaskell, Stephen Minot, Edward Brattle, 
and Joseph Eliot. 

Andrew Belchar & Stephen Minot refusing to serve John 
Arnold & Simon Daniell were chosen in their Room. 

Constable cf Rumny Marish. John Wait. 

Constable of Muddy River Timothy Harris. 

Surveighours of highways in Boston. John Marion Jun% W m 
Colman, Joseph Belknap, and Thomas Down. 

Surveigh r &c in Rumny Marish. Joseph Hasey. 

Snrveigh" &c in Muddy River. Joshua Child, Sam u Clark, Na- 
than 1 . Stedman. 

Clerkes of the Market. Joshua Winsor, Joseph Russell, Bcnj n . 
Dyar, Isaiah Toy, Timothy Wadsworth, and Isaak Marion. 

Sealers of Leather John Marion Jun r . James Maxwell, Thomas 
Davis 

Scavengers. Sam u Wentworth, Rich d Draper, W m Everden, 
Sam 11 Marion. 

Hog reaves John Goffe, Joseph Rogers, Seth Smith, Thomas 
Kcllin. 

Cryers. Daniel Bristow, Robert Shelston. 

Tithing men for Boston. No. 1. Robert Cumby, Joseph Grant. 
2. Timothy Wadsworth, Joseph Prout. 3. Joshua Gee, Ellis 
Calender. 4. Thomas Savage, John Eustus. 5. Thomas Thorn- 
ton. Rich d . Draper. 6. Joseph Belknap, W m Adams. 7. Sam 1 
Bridge, Michaell Willis. 8. John Marion, Thomas Down. 

Tithing men for Rumny Marish. W m Ireland, John Tuttle. 

Tithing men for Muddy River George Bearstow, and John 
Winchester. 

Prizers of grain. Nath 11 Oliver, John Ballantine, Benjamin 
Walker. 

Measurer of Salt. Francis Hudson. 

Fence Viewers & Ha3*wards. For Boston. John Marion jun r 
Thomas Banister, and Sam 11 Bridge. 

For Rumney Marish. John Center, Thomas Prat. 
Muddy River Joshua Gardner, Jonathan Tory. 

Voted that the officers that are further wanting should be chosen 
by the Selectmen as formerly. 



BOSTON TOWN EECORDS, 1695-96. 223 

Voted that the Treasurers accompt be audited once in every 
year. 

Peter Sergeant Esq. Major Pen Townsenrl, & Mr Henry Deering 
or any 2 of them were appointed a Comittee to joyn with the Se- 
lectmen for the auditing the Treasurers Accompt of the last year. 

Voted that Select men take in the claimes of those that have any 
thing due for the building of the Almes hous and return it to 
the Next Town Meeting and call all Constables to an accompt of 
what was comitted to them to collect. 

Voted that the Treasurer sue such as are in arrerages to the 
town either Constables or Collectours. 

W m Ingram Claiming mony due for the building the watch hous 
on the Neck it was referred to the next meeting. 

Mr James Taylor, Mr_Nath u Oliver, Richard Draper, and Joseph 
Prout were chosen a Comittee together with the select men to lay 
out all the Town Highways that But against the sea over the 
Flatts. 

March 30 th . 1696. At a publick meeting of freeholders Richard 
Gridly & W m Wallis were chosen Constables in the Room of Joseph 
Eliot and Simon Daniell who refused to serv in that place. At a 
meeting the same day of the Selectmen There having been chosen 
several! persons to run the line of the bounds between Charlstown 
and Boston and Charlestown men doubting the unfitnes of the 
season there were then chosen L l Thomas Hunt, W m Ireland, John 
Center to attend that servis when called thereunto. 

Aprill 6*. At a meeting of the Selectmen Cap* Sam u Checkley,' 
Cap* Sam u Legge, M r Samson Stoddard, Joseph Prout, Hugh Floid, 
and Joseph Hase} r were chosen Perambulatours for to meet Maiden 
messengers those from Lin and those from Reading to run the line 
of the bounds between those severall townes and Boston on the last 
Tuesday in Aprill (at 8 of the clock to meet with Maiden mes- 
sengers) at William Irelands hous, at 9 of the clock with Lin at 
Brides brook, at 10 with Reading at the 3 County heap. Capt n . 
Bozoun Allen, M r . Thomas Walker, Joseph Eliot and John Devo- 
tion were chosen to run the line of the bounds between Roxbury 
and Boston and between Cambridg and Boston on the last tuesday 
iu April to which were added John Winchester Erasmus Drue and 
Timothy Harris. 

May 11 th . 1696. At a publick meeting of inhabitants qualified 
according to law John Eyre Esq. Major Pen Townsend, Cap'N^ith 11 . 
By field, and Mr Nath 11 Oliver were chosen Representatives for the 
Town in y e Generall Assembly to be begun the 27 th of s d month 
Then voted that there shall be a town rate made at the discretion 
of the Selectmen not exceeding 500. 

Vpon Consideration of the Present state of the fortifications 
about this Town being very much out of repair and unfit for sor- 
vis and the danger we ly open unto now in this time of war 
necessarih' requiring that some speedy care be taken therein 
(which we apprehend ought to be supported at the Publick Charge 



224 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. * 

of the Province) being under the Regulation and disposal! of the 
Governour and Comander in Cheif. And for as much as our own 
Safety doth necessarily depend upon the Speedy setting of the 
platformes and Carriages for the great Artillery in Repair so as 
they may be of serv'is in case of Invasion, &c. 

Voted therefore that Col 1 Sam 1 Shrimpton, L* Co 1 Hutchinson & 
Major Pen Townsend with the Select men do forthwith make Appli- 
cation unto the Comander in Cheif for his Orders and Directions 
that the said Platformes and Carriages be speedily Repaired and 
fitted to be of Servis (in Expectation that what may be advanced 
by the Town on this Occasion will be allowed and reimbursed out 
of the publick revenue of the Province) and that the select men do 
order the Payment of what is needfull for that use out of the 
monv now granted to be raised Provided it exceed not the sum of 
200 ld . 

[215.] 1G96. May 11. Voted that Jnrours be henceforth 
chosen out of the inhabitants of the town whether they be present 
at the meeting or not. 

Voted that when the selectmen see good to call a Town meeting 
it shall be left to them to caus the town to be warned either by the 
Constables or by some other meet person. 

Voted that M r . Joseph Belknap maj' have a longer leas of the 
land adjoyning to his hous on the South not exceeding 99 years, to 
be left with the Selectmen to agree with him. 

Voted that the Selectmen prosecute those that have encroached 
or built on the towns land or highways. 

W m Gill, Thomas Gushing & Seth Smith were chosen Tithing 
men in the Room of Joshua Gee, Richard Draper, and Joseph 
Grant. 

June 23 d . At a meeting of the Justices and Selectmen of the 
town It was Agreed that the market Appointed by Law should be 
kept at one place at Present viz in and about the Town hous and 
that the market be opened on the 11 th day of Aug 8 *., next. 

Ang st 4 th . At a publick meeting of the inhabitants Voted that 
the Select men shall have power to make a Rate not exceeding 
200 ld . as an addition to what was granted formerly toward Fortifi- 
cation. 

Sep* 28. At a meeting of the Selectmen Agreed that Mr Sam 11 
Lynd Shall Wharf and have the Front of his land next to the sea 
at the South end of the Town that was Elder Colburnes next Alex- 
ander Simsons Land. 

Oct r 15 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen Part of the Old high- 
way bordering upon the Mill-Pond formerly given to Major W m 
Phillips as appears by record p. 26 being then viewed by them at the 
Request of Ephraim Savage who bought the said Land of said 
Phillips they did agree that the breadth of the s d highway at the 
North end thereof viz from the North west Corner of David 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1G96-97. 225' 

Cop's land should be 25 feet according to a stake then drove down 
by them. 

At a meeting of the Selectmen 1695 Whereas we have informa- 
tion that Capt Theo. Frary for about 20 years past by a grant from 
the Selectmen hath possessed and built a wharfe upon a peice of 
Flatts or Marsh containing 36 feet in breadth butting vpon a peice 
of land formerly hired of the town at the South end by Elder Rans- 
ford deceased, And haveing now freely given 40 shillings in money 
for the use of the town 

It is granted unto the s d Capt Theo. Frary his heires and 
assignes that they shall have the use of the land on w ch . they have 
built a wharfe at the South end of the town above 20 years since, 
before the land w ch . Elder Ransford formerly hired of the town, 
w**. land is 30 foot in front on the North end thereof, next the 
highway, he having paid a fine of 40 shillings, he and his heirs to 
injoy it for the space of 70 years from the date hereof 

Vide Page 94. 



At a publick meeting of Freeholders and other inhab- 
itants March 8 th . 1696/7 were chosen 

Modcratour. Major Pen Townsend. 

Selectmen. Cap* Bozoon Allen, Thomas Hunt, Obadiah Gill, 
Thomas Walker, John Marion Sen', Isaiah Tay, James Barnes, 
John Marion Junior, and Sam u Checkly. 

Cap* Sam 11 Checkly refused to serve in said Place. 

Treasurer. Mr James Taylor. 

Town Clerk. Mr W m Griggs. 

5 Assessours. Cap* Sam u . Legge, Cap* Bozoun Allen, Cap* 
Sam u Checkly, M r . John Marion Jun r & M r . Obadiah Gill. 

Cap* Sam u Legg, Cap* Sam u Checkly & Mr Obadiah Gill refused 
to serv in the place of Assessours. 

Constables chosen. Mr Richard Draper, Edward Martin, 
Joseph Prout, Thomas Savage, Goldsmith, Nath 1 . Balston, W ra 
Gibbond, Daniell Ballard, William Harris. 

Mr Edward Martin, Richard Draper & W m Harris refused to 
serve & promised to pay their fines viz 10 ld . a piece to the Treas- 
urer. 

Mr Edward Loyd, Thomas Fitch, John Pitts, Richard Whitting- 
ham & John Coleman being chosen Constables refused to serve and 
Promised to pay their fines to the Treasurer. 

Mr Edward Pegg} T , Nath 11 Newgate, and Henry Gibbs were 
chosen Constables, & Mr Gibbs refused & promised to pa} r his fine 
to the Treasurer. 

Constable of Rumny Marish. Edward Tuttle. 

Surveighors of highways in Boston. W m Roby, Stephen Minot, 
Robert Calfe, and Thomas Adldns. 

Survey 1 " 6 in Rumny Marish. Elisha Tuttle. 

Clerkes of the Market Richard Keates, Samuell Marion, James 
Green, Serg* Thomas Hunt, Seth Smith, and Joseph Russell. 

Sealers of Leather. James Maxwell, Bcnj a Emons sen r & 
Thomas Davis. 



236 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Scavengers. Thomas Davis, George Cable, John Wiswall, 
Richard Green. 

Hog Reaves. Benj a Emons Jun r , Daniell Bristow, Abram 
Adams, Joseph Allen. 

Cn'ers. Robert Shelston, Daniell Bristow. 

Tithing men for Boston. 1. Nath 11 Henchman, Joseph Grant, 
2. Edward Procter, John Mountfort. 3. Thomas dishing, John 
Coombes. 4. Ambrose Dawes, James Fowles. 5. Christopher 
Kilby, Thomas Pecke. 6. Sam 1 Clough, Thorn Marshall. 7. 
Adam Dindsdall, John Clough. 8. Isaak Marion, Joseph 
Wheeler. 

For Rnmny Marish. W m Ireland, John Tuttle. 

Measurer of Salt & c . Francis Hudson. 

Fence viewers & Haywards, for Boston Town. Sam 1 Bridge, 
Thomas Bernard, John Eustus. 

For Rnmny Marish Joseph Bill, John Floid Jun r . 

Voted that what officers are wanting shall be chosen by the 
Selectmen viz*, such as have been formerty chosen by y m . 

March 8 tV -. 169f . Voted that there shall be mony raised for the 
defray- [2O7.] ing of the necessary charges of the Town not ex- 
ceeding 500. 

Voted that there be more mony Raised to be emplo} r ed about 
fortification and to buy Powder &c. for our necessary defence not 
Exceeding 500 ld . 

I/ Co 1 . Hutchinson, Peter Sergeant Esq. & Henry Deering were 
chosen a Coim'ttee to Examin the Treasurers Accompts of the last 
year. 

Col 1 . Sam u Shrimpton, L* Co 1 Hutchinson & Major PenTownsend 
were chosen a Comittee to Examin after the Towns Powder that 
is lost & also to consider and Appoint the Wages of the Gunner 
for this Present Year and what is past. 

Whereas on th 9 th March 1695/6 four men were joy 1 ** with the 
Selectmen to lay out the town highways that but against the sea 
over the flatts it was voted that any two of them with the Selectmen 
might do it. 

Voted that Part of the mony given by the late Major John 
Richards to be Improved for the poor of the Town be laid out in 
building a Chamber over Mr Phillips his shop and the watch hous 
and it is to be left with the Selectmen to order the building of it 
and to leas it out and if they see meet to Enlarg it not Exceeding 
4 foot at the north end thereof from the ground. 

Voted that there be a hous built for the Writing school adjoyning 
to the old school hous, it is to be left with the select men. 

Lt. Col. Hutchinson, Cap* John Foster, Peter Sergeant Esq. & 
Mr Henry Deering are chosen a Comittee to audit the Treasurers 
accompts for the ensuing year and the Selectmen are to be notified 
thereof that they ma}' be present. 

1697. March 22 d . At a publick meeting of the freeholders and 
inhabitants of Boston lawfully warned p order of the Selectmen 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1696-97. 227 

were chosen these officers as followeth. Mr Henry Deering 
Moderator for year ensuing. 

Mr Samson Stoddard was chosen a Select man for } r ear Esuing 
in the room of Cap* Sam u Chickly who refused to accept. 

Mr Flor : Maccarty was Chosen Constable for y e year Ensu- 
ing. 

It was Voted that Col 1 . Hutchinson, Mr Sam u Linds, Mr Tim 
Clark, Mr David Copp are a Committee to Joyn w" 1 the Selectmen, 
for the stating out the highway w 611 Cap* Ephra: Savage Laj-s Claime 
unto. 

[218.] Col 1 . Hutchinson and Mr Samson Stodderd and M r 
Tim Clark were Voted a Committee, To see all the Great Ordnance 
belonging to the Town of Boston well mounted on sufficient Ganges, 
all Platforms repaired, and new ones Erected as they shall Judge 
needfull, Stores for Powder in time of Service, with all Other 
materials necessary for our Defence, and to Draw Vpon the 
Treasur* of the Town for Payments w ck he is to answer, not Ex- 
ceeding the Sume of 500 14 . granted for that Service at a Town 
Meeting March 8 th 1696/7. 

It was agreed by the town and Voted that W m Tilly should be 
allowed 20 ld p. year for his Service as Gunner to the Town, for 
3 years last past, And it was left to the Comettee fore mentioned 
to agree with s d Tilly for the time to Come. 

It was agreed by the town and Voted, That Mr Cole master of 
the Free writing School of Boston, shall have 10 ld . added to his 
Sallary the year Ensuing w** will be 40 ld . for s d year. 

It was agreed and Voted, by the Town, That noe Person of 
less then 20 ld . ratable Estate in the Town, to one single rate 
besides the pole, shall be suffered to keep any Dogg w^in this 
Town. 

2. That noe pson whatsoever shall keep more then one Dogg, or 
Bitch in the Town. 3 d . That noe Hounds or Hunting Dogs shall 
be suffered to Goe at Large in the Town. 4. Whosoever shall 
keep any Dogg or Doggs w^in the Town, afores*. Contrary to this 
Order, after y e 10 th day of May next, shall forfit the surne^of 12 ld . 
p. week, for every Dogg so kept in the Town, to be paid by the 
Owners or Keeper of s d . Dogg as a forfiture to the vse of the Poor 
of the Town, to be added to his Assesnient in the next Town rate, 
and besides w ch it shall be lawfull for any of the inhabitants of the 
Town to kill and destroy any such Dogg so kept or suffer'd except 
shocks or very small Doggs. 

It was Voted that John Dyer should be Tythingman in the sted 
of John Clow, for the year ensuing Because John Clow had lately 
served in that place. 

For Muddiriver Sam 11 Clark was Chosen Constable for the year 
insuing. And John Druce & Edw 4 Devotion were chosen ser- 
veighers for the year ensuing. 

[219.] Voted that noe psons shall ride too and fro abonte the 
Common on y* Sabbath Da} r , to water horses on the penalty of 5". 
to any pson so transgressing, and Mr Daniel Ferfield is impowrd 
to look after Transgressors, and complain of them to a Justice of 
Peace. 



228 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

May 4 th . At a publick meeting of the inhabitants of Boston 
warned according to law were chosen by said inhabitants Represen- 
tatives for said town as followeth, namely-, Moj r . Penn Tow use ml, 
Cap 4 . Sam 11 . Legg, Gap*. Nath a . Byfield and L'. Joseph Bridgham, 
to serve for and represent them in a great and Gcnerall Court ap- 
pointed to be convened, held and kept for his Maj ties . Service at the 
town house in Boston upon Wednesday the 26 th of May next ensu- 
ing according to a warrant under the hand of Sam 11 Gookin Sheriff 
bearing date the 20 th of Aprill 1697 and was in observance of his 
Maj tie8 . writ to him so directing 

Voted tli at the Selectmen shall buy 10 Barrells of powder Out of 
the Town Stock, and for the Vse of the Town. And it was added 
by an after Vote, that s d powder should be committed to the Town 
Treasurer and Desposed of l>y Order of the Selectmen. 

Voted that any 2 of the Committee namely Col 1 Elisha Huchin- 
son and Cap* Samson Stoddard and Cap* Tim Clark shall have 
power to draw of the 500 ld voted by the town for the fortifications. 

Voted that the prudentials of the town is left to the judgment 
and descretion of the Selectmen 

Joseph Rogers was chosen Constable for the }*ear ensuing. 

Samuel Gasken, Samuel Marion, Daniel Pownding, & Josiah 
Franklin were chosen Tythingmen for the } r ear ensuing. 

May 11 th . At a publick town meeting of the inhabitants of 
Boston upon lawful warning Sam u Bill was chosen Constable for 
the year ensuing. He refused to serve and promised to pay what 
the law requires 

Voted that Mr Enock Greenleafs acco* should be inquired into 
by the Selectmen, and that they should give to him what they 
should see was his Just Due. 

A Committee was chosen to give Instructions unto the Selectmen 
namely Elisha Cook Esq, Sam 11 Sewell Esq. and Maj Penn Town- 
send and s d . instruction to be psented to the Town, to be heard at 
the next Town meeting for their approbation. 

[2O.] At the same meeting Richard Sherrin was chosen Con- 
stable for the year ensuing, he refused to serve and promised to 
pay what the Law requires. 

L* Daniell Pownding refused to serve as T3*thingman, & James 
Thornberry was chosen in his Room. 

Mongo Crafford was chosen Constable for the year ensuing & 
accepted to serve and was forthwith sworen. 

May 20. 21. There was delivered James Tayler Treasu r for the 
Town of Boston 2 Recipt for Powder in the hand of M r . Sam 11 . 
Legg dd by the Selectmen, one bearing date in October 1696, the 
other bearing datte in May 1697. 

June 7. Mr John Pool, M r Nath a Oliver & Mr Sam u Lynds were 
chosen a Committee to audit the acco* of the Expence about the 
Fortifications, and also an ace* given in by M r Arther Mason. 

It was agreed and Voted that the Committe for building the for- 



BOSTON TOWN KECORDS, 1697-98. 229 

tifications proceed to finish the same by Joyning the platforme to 
the other Batterry, provided they do not Exceed 100 or 120 ld . to be 
taken upon Credit of an}' Gen*, man that shall lend the same w ch 
is to be repayed out of the first Town Rate. 

Dec r 6 th . 1697. At a publick town meeting of the inhabitants of 
Boston, being warned according to law, an ace* being given by the 
Selectmen and Treasu r . that there is wanting for the use of the 
Town and relief of the Poor 200. It was voted and granted by the 
inhabitants then met that it should be raised forthwith. 



1698. March 14 th . At a publick town meeting of 
the freeholders and inhabitants of Boston upon lawfull warning p 
order of the Selectmen March 14 th . were chosen the town officers 
as followeth viz 

Moderator for that day Sam 11 Sewell Esq. 

Selectmen. Samson Stoddard, Thomas Walker, Bozoon Allen, 
Obodiah Gill, Thomas Hunt, John Marion Jun r , Isaiah Tay. 

Town Clerck. W m Griggs. 

Toun Treasurer. James Taylor. 

Constables for Boston W m Hobby, Zech Tuttle, Obodiah 
Wakefield, W m Gibbond, Thomas Gold, Joseph Allen (pays) 
Nath a Henchman, Michael Willis, Sam u Wentworth. 

For Rumny Marsh John Floyd. 

For Mudd river Joseph Buckmaster. 

Surve}'ers for Boston. John Goodwin, Richard Gridly, Sam n . 
Bridge, John Arnold. 

For Rumny Marsh John Center. 

Fence Viewers for Boston Thomas Barnard, Sam u Bridge, 
John Enstus. 

For Rumny Marsh. Hugh Floyd, Thomas Pratt. 

Scavengers Edw: Mortimore, W m Shipperry, Daniel Mory, 
Alexander Miller, Daniel Oliver, Tim Thornton 

Ciyers. Robert Shelstone, Gabrill Warner. 

Assessors. Joseph Prout, James Barnes, John Marion sen r ., 
Sam 11 Marshall, Robert Gibbs. 

Overseers of the Poor. Benj a Walker, Henry Deering, Rich- 
ard Draper, Sam 11 Lind. 

Clercks of the Market. Benj a Gallup, W m Keen, Silence Allen, 
Ber.j a Bream, Robert Calfe, Jacob Maline. 

Sealers of Leather. James Maxwell, Benj a Emons sen'. James 
Cornish. 

Hogreaves. Michaell Shaller, David Norton, Rowlen Sory, 
Thomas Platts. 

Tythingmen. No 1. John Greenough, John Snelling. 2. 
Nath a Goodwin, John Langdon. 3. Benj a Tout, Ebben: Clough. 
4. Moses Bradford, Joseph Billing, o. W m Cro, W m Man. 6. 
Francis Thrasher, Benj a Firth. 7. W m Turner, W m Holoway. 8. 
Richard Keats, John Clough Glover. 

Ciyers Robert Shelstone, Gabrill Warner. 

[222.'] March 14 th . Boston. 1698. Voted that Rumny Marsh 



230 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

and Muddi rever, Each place bane Liberty to Chuse an Assessor 
to Set with the Select men, for the making of their Own Rates. 
Each place is to make their chose of their s d Assessor. On their 
first Traning Day, and when Chosen, to bring them on y e clay of a 
publick Town meeting to be confirmed b} T the Town. 

Voted, that all Choise of Officers, on the day of a Publick Town 
meeting for that Work, shall be Entred in a Book, and not on 
loose paper, and so all other things Voted by the Town, Least they 
should be Lost. 

Col 1 . Hutchinson, Cap* John Foster, Peter Sergeant, Elisha 
Cook Esq". & Mr Henry Deering were chosen to audit the Towns 
acco ts . w th the Treasurer for the j'ear past & the ensuing }~ear and 
the Selectmen are to be notified thereof that they may be psent. 
the maj r . part of this Committee might do the work. 

Voted that the Selectmen shall make Search after 3 Barrells of 
Powder that is Lost. 

. Col 1 . Hutchinson, Mr Sam u Lind, Mr Tim Clark, M r David 
Copp sen r are chosen a Committee, To joyn with the Selectmen to 
Renew the Antiant bounds of the High way Leading from the 
Black horse Lane to the mill, by centry Haven, And to propose how 
it may be better Laid out, if need be. 

Mar3' Lee a poor Widdow of the Town, hauing 3 Children, and 
one sorely afflected with the Stone, and Being advised by the 
Chyrurgion that the said Child should be Cutt, and she through 
poverty not being able to be at the ; Charge thereof, Petitioned the 
Town for their Assistance. Her Petition being read It was Voted 
that s d Mary Lee should haue given for her Relief 12 ld . 

It is left 'to Cap* Samson Stoddard & Cap* Tim Clark to finish 
the fortifications, and to be paid for what they Expend about it & to 
haue Reasonable Satisfaction for their care & Trouble. 

Voted that at a town meeting for the choise of Ju^men, the 
Jurymen shall be chosen out of the psons then present, as well as 
those that are absent. 

Aprill 1 1 th . At a Gen 11 . Town meeting of the inhabitants of Bos- 
ton upon legal warning was chosen 

Mr Simeon Stoddard a Selectman. 

4 Constables chosen. Christopher Goff, James Smith, Isaac 
Marion and Joseph Hill. 

May 9 th . At a publick town meeting of the inhabitants of 
Boston upon legal warning were chosen Representatives for s d . 
town as followeth namely, 

John Ever Esq, Cap* Sam 11 Legg, Cap* Nath a Byfield, & Penn 
Townsend Esq. 

One Constable chosen namely Joseph Royal in the room Chris- 
topher Goff. 

May 30 th . At a Gen 11 . Town Meeting of the inhabitants of Bos- 
ton upon legal warning was chosen for s d . town 

One Representative namely Cap* Andrew Belcher in the Room 
of Penn Townsend Esq whoe was chosen a Ccunseller. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1698. 231 

1698. May 30 th . Votod that 10 men of fidelity be ap- 
pointed to walk two in each quarter of the town, and two through 
the whole town. That the Selectmen or whome the town shall desire 
do appoint and agree w th s d . psons annually for their wages and 
appoint what shall be their duty 

For the defraying the charge thereof its proposed that a tax be 
raised upon each family and Warehouse keeper (judged capable) 
and no one such family or keeper of a warehouse to be taxed above 
6 shillings nor under 2 shillings p anum in proportion according as 
they shall be adjudged to have estates 

July 11 th . At a publick town meeting of the inhabitants of 
Boston being duty warned according to law was voted and agreed 
by the inhabitants thereof that a rate of 800 should be raised by 
the Selectmen upon the inhabitants of s d . town for the relief of the 
poor and other necessary charges of s d . town 

Also forther it was voted that the Selectmen shall raise money 
for the paying of the watch according to the towns vote the 30^ 
last past. 



Get* 11 th . At a meeting of Thomas Walker, Obodiah Gill, 
Samson Stoddard, Isaiah Tay, John Marion, Simeon Stoddard, 
Selectmen of the Town it is ordered and declared by them as 
Selectmen that the Natural & Antiant Water Course at the South 
end of the Town, w ch is between the Wharf Lately Set up by Mr 
Barrachia Arnold and the Wharf of Peter Welcomb deceased, 
being in breadth 9 feet more or less shall be and for ever remaine 
and continnue for that Vse & be kept opin as a Common Priviledge 
for the laying of Drains and Conveying of wast water into the sea 
as any of the inhabitants may have occasion w^out an}* manner of 
mollistation incumbrance or obstruction of what nature or kind 
soever. 

March 14 th . It being proposed to the Gen 11 . Town meeting of the 
inhabitents then convened together that a compatent number of 
pson of the principle Gentmen of this town be chosen to be a 
Commettee to inquire into & Consult, the most Proper methods 
to be taken for preventing Disorders, for the seting the poor on 
Work, and the Reforming of whet is amiss, and to advise about any 
matter or thing whatsoever \v ch . shall be by them judged to be of 
bennifit and advantage to the town and to draw up in writing and 
psent the same to the next Town meeting or meetings \v eh . shall be 
w th in the ensuing year, this being read It was voted that Elisha 
Cook Elisha Hutchinson Peter Sergeant, Eliakim . Hutchinson Penu 
Townsend Esq r . M r . James Taylor and M r . Joseph Bridgham should 
be the Commettee to consider of the proposals w^in mentioned and 
draw up proper methods to be taken fory 8 preventing disorders, for 
the setting the poor on work and for the adviseing about other 
matters whoever w ch shall be by them judged to be of bennifit and 
advantage to the town. 

[224.] 1698 Novemb'. 14 th At 'a Gen". Town meeting of 
the inhabitants of Boston upon on publick warning, it was then 
voted, That the vote referring to watch & c . past at the town meet- 
ing the 30 th May last past be continnued to be put in practice for 



232 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

this year, untill the 30 th Ma}' next coming, and that the Selectmen 
be and are impowered to raise what shall be forther necessaiy for 
defraying the charge of the s d . Watch in manner as is proposed 
by s d vote. No mu,ster of a family or Warehouse keeper to be 
assessed for the whole year more then 10 shillings and non less 
then 2 -shillings, all psons other then aprentices to contribute 
towards the s d charge according to the good discression of the 
assessors excepting the inhabitants of Rumuey Marsh. At the 
same meeting it was voted 

That a rate of 60 ld . should be raised by the Selectmen, for the 
Repairing of the Town house and No Other use. 

At the same meeting a Petition was presented by one W m Waters 
Weaver, an inhabitant of s d town That two Judgments Being Recov- 
ered against W m Waters Late of said Boston Deceased, the Peti- 
tion Grandfather, for the sume of 24 ld . 6 s . & Costs of Courts, for 
maintaining the Wife of s d Waters Sen r . as by s d Judgments and 
other proceedings plainly appear, & Whereas for s d Judgments the 
House of the s d Waters Sen r Scituate in Boston afores d . was Taken 
in Execution & a part thereof apprized for the satisfaction of s d 
Judgment. His Petition to the Town was, that as he was Heir to 
the s d House the s d . judgment might be medigated and he admitted to 
redeam s d . house by discharging and sattifying the s d . execution as 
shall be thought meet. The Petition being read It was voted to be 
left to the descression of the Selectmen to manage to the best ad- 
vantage for the good of the town. 

Dec r 20 th . The Distance from the Southerly Corner of the New 
School house at Cotton Hill to the North 17 Corner of Cap* Leggs 
Land is 55 foot, from s d N ly . corner of s d school house to the South 17 
post of Cap* Sewells gate, Being the Breadth Cross the high way 
is 53 foot 4 inches, from s d gate post to the South Easterly end of 
the school house fence, neere the dore of s d Schoolhouse is 41 foot 
& a halfe. The Breadth of the uper highwaj T between Mr. Coney 
& Belknapon the one side &Cap* Sewells Land on the other side 
is 17 foot. From the Easterl}* corner of the School house Cross 
the high wa\' to the N. W. gate post of the house late of Mr Pirkis 
is 36 foot. From the E. corner of s d school house to the N. Corner 
of the Land formerly belonging to Mr John Hears Deceased 11 
pole & one foot. From s d N. corner Cross the high wa}" to Cap* 
Bozoon Aliens Land is 25 foote and a halfe. The aboue s d Dis- 
tances was at the request of Sam 11 Sewell Esq. measured the day 
aboue s d . p me JOSEPH PROUT. 



1698. Jan 30 th . At a meeting of the Justices and 
Selectmen of s d . town the following order was past at the motion 
of Sam 11 Seweli Esq r . 

Elisha Huchinson ") Thomas Walker ~) 

Isaac Adington Obodi r . Gill 

John Foster Thomas Hunt Ic i f 

psentxj Peter Sergeant ^Justices Isaiah Tay f S 

Pen. Townsend John Marion Jun r . 

John Eyre Simeon Stoddard 

(^ Edw. Brumfield 



BOSTON TOWN RECOKDS, 1691). 233 

It was then ordered by s d . Justices & Selectmen 

That the School house Lately Built in the Prison lane on the 
side of the hill Over against the Land of Cap* Sam 11 Sewell abide 
and Remaine as it is now fenced in, and that no more of the s d 
Hill be improved b t y Building or otherwa3*s Taken in But Left for 
accomodation of the street or high Ways. 

We whose name are under Writen, Being appointed by the 
Selectmen, To settle the highways in Rumney Marish. 

Uo upon o r . Viewing and considering the same judge y*. the most 
convenient way and w ch . will be the least damage to those per- 
sons through whose land the way runs and therefore do by o r . 
joynt agreement Determine that the way shall begin at the 
Water Side on the East side of Joseph Bills House, and run 
through s d Bills Land over the plain, then into James Bills Land 
by the head of the Litle Swamp and by an other Litle Swamp 
Lying on the Easterly side, from thence No: ly by a round pound 
in Joseph Bills ground, & so through the Land of Joseph Bill to a 
Litle gnte upon s d Joseph Bills Hill b} T M r Winthrops and through 
s d gate into M r . Winthrops ground down to a rock in the brook and 
from thence to the gate in the parting line between M r Winthrops 
land and Maj r Townsends farm and so through s d . gate on the 
southerly side of the hill to the end of s d . hill where the way runs 
on to the Beach and shall run by Colmars field fence along the 
next beaches and on the W. side of Cherry Island, along on the S. 
side of the Beach between Cherry Island and John Tutles and to 
run up from said Beach neer the outmost Ceder and to run below 
a great white oake on the back side of said Tuttle's house and to 
run to and through the gate in the parting line between John 
Tuttlc & Jonathon Tuttle and then to run overthwart the end of 
s d Tuttle's hill and to run along the southerly side of Jonathan 
Tuttle's hill and below his house through part of Elisha Tuttles 
Land to the pound gate, and from thence to Joseph Haseys and 
Orchard to a great Rock in Col: Shrimptons ground called the 
night pasture, from s d Rock Westerly into Thomas Cheevers farm 
and to run from a Walnut tree in the parting line between s d . 
Cheevers and Co 1 . Shrimptons land on w ch . the gate hangs below 
the southerly corner of s d . Cheeverses barn and w th out s d . Cheever's 
field fences to run along the southerl}* side of the hill through s d . 
Cheevei's's farm at the west end and so into the farm of Thomas 
Pratt till it meet w th the Country road that runs to the Ferry at 
Winnesimmett. In Witness hereof we sett to o r . hands this 8 th . 
day of March 169f. DEAN WINTHROP, JOHN SMITH, W M IRELAND, 
JOHN TUTTLE, JAMES BILL. 

[226.] March 13 th 1699. At a publick meeting of the inhab- 
itants of Boston upon publick warning according to law were 
chosen the town officers after named viz. 

Moderator for that day. Maj r Penn Townsend. 

Selectmen. Isaiah Tay, Obodiah Gill, Tho. Hunt, Tho. 
Walker, Simon Stoddard, John Marion Jun r , James Barnes, 
Joseph Front, Daniel Oliver. 

Town Clerck. W m Griggs. 



234 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Town Treasurer. James Taylor. 

Constables. Josias Byles, W m Clough, W m Manly, John 
Adams, Edw: Winslow, John Cambell, John Eustus, Sam u 
Keeling. 

For Rumney Marsh. John Brentnall. 
Muddi river Joseph Gardner. 

Surveyors for Boston. Cap 1 Timo Clark, John Bennet, John 
Green north, 8am 11 Went worth. 

For Rumny Marsh. John Flo}~d Jun r . 

Fence Veiwers for Boston. Peter Wear, Sam u Bridge, Tho: 
Barnard. 

For Rumney Marsh W m Irland, Tho: Pratt. 

An Assessor for Rumney Marsh. John Center. 

Clerks of y e Market. Abra: Blish, W m Keen, Edw. Pegge, 
Rich d Procter, Stephen Minot, W m Turner. 

Sealers of Leather. James Maxwell, Tho: Davis, Joshua 
Lane. 

Tythtng men. No 1. W m Everton, Joseph Williams. 2. 
Tho. Jackson, Sam 11 Tnrell. 3. John Jepson, Joseph Hillier. 4. 
8am 11 Jacklin, George Ellistone. 5. Tho : Clark, John Edward. 
6. Rich. Christopher, Nath a Channon. 7. Benj a Hollowel, John 
Boreland. 8. W m Gibbins, Henry Hill. 9. Sam 11 Townsend, 
James Bill. 

Scavengers. Tho. Davis, Francis Holemes, Jon* Pollard, 
Benj* Brame. 

Hogreaves. Tho: Wallis, Job Ingraham, Rich Sherren, John 
Stover. 

dryers. Gabrili Warner, Robert 'Shelstone. 

[^27.] Voted, That the New Buring Place be enlarged, as to 
the quantuty of Land, it is left to the Judgment of the Selectmen. 

Voted that the Committee for examining the Treasu* acc ts for the 
last 3"ear are continued for the same service for the year to come, 
the Selectmen being notified of it, the major part psent may do the 
work. 

Voted that the Selectmen w* the same Committee are to con- 
sider what may be a sufficient compensation to the Town Treas r . 
lor his service, of keeping the towns acco t8 . for the time past. 

Voted, That Cap* Bozoon Allen, Cap* Tim Clark, & Deacon 
Bridgham be a Commettee to Joyne w" 1 the Selectmen, To take a 
View of Boston Neck, To see what may be needfull for the Re- 
pairing of it, makeing Report thereof to the Town. 

Voted, That the Buring place at the North, be inlarged, It is 
loft to the Selectmen to treet about bu}*ing of Land w th them that 
haue Land Lying Next it, for its inlardgment, & make Report 
thereof to the Town. 

Voted, That an Assistant be Provided to be w th Mr. Cheever, in 
the Latine School. 

Voted, forther To be left to the Selectmen, to make Choice of 
the pson, and to Treet w th him about his Sallary, making report 
thereof to the Town. 

March 16 th . The pambulators chosen by the Selectmen to run 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1699. 235 

the line between Charlstown & Boston were M r . W m . Ireland, & 
M r . John Center, to meet at M r . Daniel Whitemors where the 
psons of both towns met & then run the line according to the an- 
tiant bound marks. 

27 th ditto. The pambulators chosen by the Selectmen to run the 
line between Boston, Lyn, Reading & Maiden were Cap* John Floj'd, 
M r . W m . Ireland, L*. Jon a . Bill, M r . John Tuttle, M r . Joseph 
Ilasey, M r . Tho. Pratt and after were aded to them 2 Selectmen 
namely M r . Isaiah Tay, & M r . Joseph Prout, to meet w th . Maiden 
at M r . W m . Irelands at 8 of y e clock in the forenoon, to meet w th 
Lyn at M r . John Floyd, Jun r . at 9 of y* clock in the forenoon, & 
w th Reading at the heap of stones at the 3 County line, at 3 of the 
clock in the afternoon. Joseph Hasey having a child very sick 
John Floyd Jun r . went in his room. 

The return of M r . Isaiah Tay, Boston April 11 th . 

We whose names underwrite!! being appointed to run the line 
between Boston and Maiden did accordingly on y*. day meet w 01 . 
IA Henry Green, M r . Try all Nubery, & M r . Lemuell Jenkins of 
Maiden appointed for y*. service and did renew the antient bounds 
and marks between s d . towns excepting a Walnut tree in y e . fence 
of Bryants Come field 

ISAIAH TAY, W M . IRELAND, JOHN TUTTLE, THOMAS PRATT* 

[228.] The retnrne of M r . Joseph Prout April 11 th . 

The pambulators being mett on the line between Lynn and 
Boston viz*. 
John Floyd Sen r . ~) L*. Sam 11 . Johnson 



Joseph Prout Theophclus Burrell 

and did joyntly agree in runing s d . line and renewing the antiant 
bound marks begining at Bride Brook ending at the County heap 
of stones jo}*ning upon Reading line. The above named pambu- 
lators for Boston did on the day above s d . meet w 111 . Cap* John 
Brown L*. Hananiah Parker, Deacon Benj a . Fitch, Thomas Nicholls 
pambula". for Reading) and w th . joynt consent run the lines and 
renewed the antient bound mark between Boston and Reading. 

March 27 th . The pambulaters chosen by the Selectmen to run 
the line between Boston and Roxbury, Cambridge and New Town 
were M r . James Barnes, M r . John Marion, M r . Daniel Oliver, 
Selectmen, and were joyned w th them M r . Joseph Eliot, M r . Roger 
Adams, M r . George Bestow, The place appointed for meeting w th 
Roxbury men is M r . Roger Adams's the 18 th of April at 8 of the 
clock in the morning, w th . Cambridge at M r . Se wells farm, and also 
New Town at 2 of the clock in the afternoon. M r . Barnes not 
being well did not goe on this service. 

Then met w* 11 . M r . John Marion Jun r . and M r . Daniel Oliver of 
Boston and M r . Adams and M r . Besto of Muddi river who were 

* Here occurs an entry consisting of 7 lines which is marked in marg'n : 
" 27 th . ditto. Pambulators for Roxbury, Cambridg and Ncwtown." It is crossed 
out and is inserted on next page. 



236 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

appointed by the Selectmen of Boston the 27 th . March 1C99 to 
meet w th . such as were appointed Ly the Selectmen of Roxbniy 
who were Cap*. Stevens and M r . Nath a . Holmes, M r . He my 
Bo wen and Benj a . Gamblin and Sam 11 . Ruggles the afores d . per- 
sons began their work at the highway leading to Cambridge, at a 
great AVhite Cake standing by M r . Hcnj a . White's home medow, 
and so to a dead Crotched Oake standing neer the middle of the 
lane, and from thence to a small tree called Dogg-wood right 
against a great pine swamp that was allowed former!}' to be the 
mark, w ch Dogg-wood tree was marked w th . B on Boston side and 
R on Roxbuiy side, and from thence to a White Oak neer to the 
Swamp side that is crooked, from thence to a heap of stones w 01 a 
stake in it, and the stones 1}' part on another rock, from thence to 
a black oak marked, and from thence to a Grey Oak marked B on 
the one side, and R on the other side, as also all the aforesaid trees 
are so marked. The last Grey Oak was neer to Jo 8 . Buckmaster's 
w ch . was the last mark that the afores d . men went to, & the riming 
of the rest of the line was left to Joshua Child and Jo 9 . Buck- 
master of Muddy River and to Sam 11 . Craft, Icabod Griggs of 
Roxbury & the marks to be by them renewed, and acco*. thereof 
to be given to the afores d . Commettee, for to be entred under this 
o r . agreement w ch . is to be a settlement thereof. 

TIM. STEVENS, SAM". RUGGLES, 
NATII A . HOLMES, HENRY BOWEN Sen r . BENJ A . GAMBLIN 



1699. April 18 th . At a Gener 11 . Town meeting of 
the inhabitants of Boston on publick notice according to law where 
chosen 3 Selectmen after named viz 4 . 

Mr. Elizer Holyoke, Mr Sam u Lynde. Cap* Tim Clark, in the 
Room of Mr Tho: Walker, Cap* Tho. Hunt, Mr Sim Stoddard, 
\vho at a Gen u . Town meeting the 13 th . March last past were chosen 
Selectmen by s d . inhabitants but refused to serve in that office. 

At the same meeting was Voted by s d inhabitants, That a Rate 
of 500 ld . shall be raised on s d . inhabitants by the Selectmen To be 
Improved for the Repairing the Neck and the way Leading there 
unto, and to no other use. 

Also it was further voted at the same meeting b}' s d . inhabitants 
that Cap* Theoph n Frary, Mr Richard Draper, Cap* John Wing, 
Mr Sim Stoddard, should with the other Surveyers, viz*. Mr John 
Bennet, Mr John Green, at y e North, Mr Sam* Wentworth, to- 
gether w th the advice of the Selectmen be the managers of that 
work of the repairing Boston neck and the way leading there- 
unto. 

May 8 th . At publick town meeting of the inhabitants of Boston 
on publick notice according to law where chosen Representatives 
for s d . town afternamed viz*. Cap* Andrew Belcher, John Eyre 
Esq, Mr. John White, Cap* Theopho 11 Frary Representatives. 

At the same meeting was voted by s d . inhabitants, That the 
Selectmen shall agree w th M r Ezekiel Lewis, for his Salary as an 
Assistant to his Grandfather Mr Ezekiel Cheever in the Latine 
School, not exceeding 40 ld . p. year. 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1699. 237 

June 19 th . At a publick meeting of the inhabitants of Boston on 
publick notice according to law 

It was then voted by s d . inhabitants that the Watch shall con- 
tinnne as now it is, untill further order. 

The Bound marks between Boston & Maiden given in by Cap* 
J no . Flo}*d w ch . since we find some mistakes in it 

The Corner next Charlestown line is 

1. A black oak marked M.B. 

2. A white oak marked M.B. 

3. A stake and a heap of stones 

4. A black oak and a white oak b} 7 it at the clap w th . M.B. 

5. A pine tree upon the top of the cleft of Rocks w 01 . M.B. 

6. A walnut tree w th . M.B. 

7. A heap of sones w th . a stake in Bryant's cornefield [23O.] a 
red oak w th . a heap of stones w th . a bow over the rails. 

8. A walnut tree w th . a heap of stones marked M.B. 

9. A white oak marked M.B. & a heap of stones. 

10. A walnut Tree marked M.B. and stones aboute it. 

11. A walnut tree marked M.B. and stones aboute it. 

12. A black oak marked M.B. and stones aboute it. 

13. A heap of stones aboute a rock. 

14. A heap of stones about a rock. 

15. A walnut tree marked M.B. and stones aboute it. 

16. A black Birch marked M.B. 

17. A black Elm tree marked M.B. 

18. An old stump w 01 . stones about it. 

19. A white Oak marked M.B. and stones aboute it 

20. An old red oak and stones aboute it. 

21. A heap of stones about Wilkins house. 

22. A black oak w th . M.B. and stones. 

23. A black oak marked M.B. and stones. 

24. A black oak marked M.B. and stones. 

25. A black oak marked M.B. and stones. 

26. A maple tree marked M.B. 

27. A heap of stones at the head of the line next to Reading 
bounds. 

July 7. At a meeting of the Selectmen of Boston at the Draw 
Bridge over the Mill Crick viz*. 

Obodiah Gill Joseph Prout 

Isaiah Tay Daniel Oliver 

James Barnes Elizer Holioke 

John Marion Sam 11 Lincle 

Tim Clark 
It was then 

Ordered, by s d . Selectmen that said Bridge should be placed 
3 foot, 7 inches from the Range of the Corner of Mr Giles D3 r ers 
House, as now it is, and to Extend in Breadth 10 foot and 11 
inches from out side to out side of the Jycc of s d Bridge & 10 foot 
more or less, Being the remainder of the Breadth of , c ; d way. Over to 
the House of Mr. Christopher Goffe Late of Boston deceased, and 
to remove the Gutter 5 foot or thereabout from s d . Bridge toward 
the house of s d . Goffo into s d . Crick and Whereas the s d . Bridge [9 



238 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 



now framed 2 foot and a half or thereabout longer than the former 
Bridge was, in case it shall prove week or insufficient by reason of 
the inlargement, then the owners of s d . Bridge shall cause it to be 
amended to the satisfaction of the Selectmen 

Aug* 28. At a meeting of the Selectmen viz*. 

Obodiah Gill Daniel Oliver 

Isaiah Tay, Elizer Holioke 

James Barnes Sain 11 . Lynde, 

John Marion Tim Clark 

Joseph Prout 

[231.] Psuant to a vote of the Town May 8 th . M r . Ezekiel 
Lewis was agreed with and Admitted an Assistant to his Grand- 
father, Mr Ezekiel Cheever in the Latine free school, his salary at 
psent to be 40 ld . p. year. 

On the same day was a meeting of the Justices and Selectmen 
viz*. 

Obodiah Gill 
Isaiah Tay 
James Barnes 
Esq. John Marion 
Joseph Prout 



f Elisha Cook 

Elisha Hutchinson 
g Isaac Adington 
*g <[ Sam 11 . Sewell 
I John Foster 
I Penn Townsend 
l^Jer. Dummer 



Elizur Holioke 
Sam 11 . Lj'nde 
Tim . Clark 

And it was then unanimusly agreed by all the above s d . Justices 
& Selectmen that a Select watch was most sutable for this town. 

SeptemV. 18 th . At publick meeting of the inhabitants of Boston 
on publick notice according to lav/. 

It was then voted that the Selectmen should raise a tax on the 
inhabitants of s d . town to the value of 800 for the relief of the 
poor, for the payment of Schoolmasters & paj'ment for the repair- 
ing of the Town house and all other necessary charges arising w^in 
s d . town. 

At this same meeting was voted, That a select watch should be 
continued and supported and again that the Selectmen should raise 
money for the support thereof as the law directs, for the space of 
1 }*ear beginning from the 20 th . June last past. 

Octob r . 30 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen, s d . Selectmen did 
then appty themselves to the Worship 11 , his Maj tieB . Justices setting 
in Quarter Sessions to aportion the leveying the sume for the 
defraying the charge of the above s d . watch for this psent }'ear as 
the law directs supposing the sum to be about 300 

Novem r 6 th . At a meeting of the Selectmen It was then 
Ordered, That Mr James Russell of Charlestown & Mr John 
Ballentine of Boston or Either of them, or Who Ever Else may be 
Concerned or owners of the Bridge over the Mill Crick, That they 
or either of them Do forthwith repair the pavement on each side of 
s d Bridge, and move the Gutters beside s d Bridge y* it may be pas- 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1700. 239 

sable for horse and Cart according to the Grant of s d Town on 
penalty of 20 s . p. Week till it be done. 



1700. March 11. Att a publick meeting of the in- 
habitants of Boston upon publiek warning according to law were 
chosen the town officers afternaraed viz*. 

Moderator. Cap* Nath a Byfield. 

Selectmen. Daniel Oliver, Isaiah Taj', Joseph Front, John 
Marion Jun r , Tim Clark, Elizer Holioke, Obodiah Gill. 

Town Clerk W ra Griggs. 

Town Treasurer James Taylor. 

Overseers of y e poor. Elisha Hutchinson Esq, John Eyre Esq, 
Nath* Oliver, Nath a Byfield Esq. Sam u Lynde. 

Constables. Benj a Fitch, Henry Hill, W m Man, W m Welsted, 
W m Clark, Joseph Billings, James Gooch, Joseph Dowden. 

For Rumney [Marsh.] Jesse Winthrop. 
*' Muddi River. Joseph Davis. 

Survey ers. Thomas Walker, Stephen Minot, Jacob Malyne 
John Goodwin. 

For Rumney Mersh John Tuttle. 

For Muddi river. John White, & John Devotion. 

Fence Viewers. Peter Wier, Sam 11 Bridge, Tho: Barnard. 

For Rumny Mersh. John Brintnal & Hugh Floyd. 

For Muddy River Ralph Shepard, & Nat a Holand. 

Clerk of y e Market. Ed ward Procter, Robert Guttridge, Joseph 
Russell, Sam 11 . Russell John Foreland, Richard Draper. 

Sealers of Leather. James Maxwell, John Marion sen r , Silence 
Allen. 

Tything men No 1. W m Everton, Joseph Williams. -2. Tho: 
Jackson, Sam u Turell. 3. John Jepson, Joseph Hillier. 4. Sam 11 
Jacklin, George Elisston. 5. Tho : Clarck, Johon Edwards. 6. Rich- 
ard Christopher, John Gcrrish. 7. Benj a Hollowell, John Bore- 
land. 8. W m Gibbins, Sam 11 Bridge. 9. Sam 11 Townsend, James 
Bell. 

Scavengers. Abra Blish, James Mears, John Cotta sen r . John 
Bucanon. 

Hog reaves. Anthony Greenhill, Sam 11 Burnell, Sam 11 Bridge, 
Henry Ernes, Sam u Earle. 

Measur r of Boards & Timb r . John Barnard, John Eustis. 

Measurers of Grain. Alexander Sherrerd, Job Ingraham, 
Sam u Johnson. 

Cryers Gabrill Worner, Robert Shelstone. 

[233.] 1700/1 March 11 th . It was voted that there shall 
be overseer of the Poor. It was voted, That there' should be but 
7 Selectmen. 

It was voted, That the Town should be at no charge, To the 
maintaining the Water, ways Over at Winnicimet Ferry. 

On the Consideration of Mr. James Taylors serving of the Town 
in the place of Town Treasurer 8 years to the month of March last 
past & Never Charged the Town any more then 5 ld . p. }*ear for the 
same & being far less then really the Service is worth. Upon the 
consideration fore mentioned. It was Voted, That the Selectmen 



240 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

should Cause a peice of plate to be made to the Value of 20 pounds, 
& psent the same to the s d . Mr James Taylor as a small retalua- 
tion of his Service & Kindness to the Town. 

It was further Voted, That s d Taylor for his service in s d office 
the year past shall be allowed ]0 pounds. 

Mr Simeon Stoddard being Imployed by the Selectmen, to buy 
20 Barrels of Powder for the Towns use, & Mr James IVylor being 
On lered by s d Selectmen as he wasTrcasur 1 ". of the Town to receive 
s d powder into his Custatie and Care, affirms he Never rec d any 
more then 15 barrels of them, Nor could Never understand what 
was become of the other five. 

Therefor it was Voted, s d James Taylor as Treasu r of the Town 
should sue s d Simeon Stoddard for the 5 barrels of the Towns 
powder w ch . is yet wanting. 

Upon the Petition of the Inhabitants of Muddi river, To be a 
a District or Hamlot Seperate from the Town, for these reasons 
following, Namely the remoteness of thier Situation, w ch renders 
them uncapable of Injo3'ing Equal Bennifit & Advantage w th other 
of the Inhabitants, of Public Schools for the Instruction of their 
Children, Relief of their poor, & repairing of their high ways. 

Their petition being read, & the reasons given thcirin Debated, 
It was Voted in the Negative & That tho* they had not for some 
years been Rated in the Town rate yet for the time to come the 
Selectmen Should rate them in the Town Tax as the other Inhabi- 
tants & as formerly they use to be. And for their Incouragement, 
It was Voted, that the Selectmen should provide a Schoolmaster 
for them, To teach their children to read, Write & Cypher, & order 
him his pay out of the Town Treasury. 

Some of the Inhabitant of the North end of the Town, stood up 
and requested that the}' might haue the Libertie of a free-school, 
for the Teaching to Write & Cypher. 

It was Voted in the affirmative, That the Selectmen should agree 
w th a Schoolmaster for them, & Order him his payment out of the 
Town Treasury. 

The Inhabitants of Rumney Marsh standing by and seeing the 
Town in so good a frame, also put in their Request y* a free school 
might be granted them to Teach to Read, Write & C3*pher. 

It being put to the Town to know their minds, It was Voted, in 
the affirmative, with this proviso, That it did appear to the Select- 
men, y* there were a sutable Number of Children to Come to the 
School, Then the Selectmen should agree with a schoolmaster, to 
Teach their Children to read Write & Cypher, for w ch service he 
should be payd out of the Town Treasury. 

[234.] 1700. March 11 th . Vpon the Petition of Joseph Buck- 
minster of Muddi-river for a Committee to be Chosen by the Town, 
to Lay out a Highway to his Land, he having no high wny thereto, 
by Vcrtue of a Town Order, That all Proprietors of Lots of Land 
w th in the Town & precinct thereof, w ch haue no high way Layd out 
to thier Lands shall haue a high way Layd out thereto by a 
Committee Chosen and authorized by the s d town for that Purpose. 
S d Buckminsters Petition was read and It was voted, That Cap* 
Theo. Frary, Mr. John Bennet, Mr. Joseph Prout be a Committee 



BOSTON TOWN KECOEDS, 1700. 241 

to view s d Buckminster's Land & make report to y e Town, the Next 
Gen u Town meeting what may be proper to be done therein. 

Vpon the Consideration of the great Charges this Town is at 
Yearly, from the Growing Numb r . of Poor Amonge us & the great 
Number Come in amonge ous w ch has been Occasioned 03- the 
Eastern warr w" 1 the Indians, & other poor and vild persons y* has 
Come in amonge us from Other Towns, Our Town being so 
Populous and they shifting from place to place, so long before 
the}' be Descouered that the law makes them Inhabitants. Now 
these things do presage great Poverty to be hastening upon this 
Town if some sutable methods be not timely Taken to prevent the 
same. Vpon the Consideration of the things for mentioned, It was 
Voted that there be 500 ld . raised upon the Inhabitants of the Town 
of Boston, To be Layd out and improved b} T the Overseers of the 
poor & such others w ch shall by the Town be added to them, as a 
stock to be imployed for the procuring materials & Tools, To Sett 
and keep the poor people and 111 persons at work as the Law 
Directs. 

It was voted that 2G5 ld . be raised upon the inhabitants of the 
town of Boston for defraying the Charge of the Watch, from the 20 th 
of June last past to the 20 th June comeing. 

It was voted that there be 400 pounds raised upon the inhabitans 
of Boston for the relief of the poor. 

It was voted that there be raised upon the inhabitants of Boston 
300 ld for the pa}'ment of schoolmasters, fitting y e house of Correction, 
Repairing the fortifications & all other Necessaiy Charges of s d 
Town. 

Whereas there was a Vote, the 18 th of April 99 For the raising 
500 ld . for the repairing of the Neck & no other use. 

It is now Voted that s d Vote be Nuld, and 200 ld be raised for the 
same use, and no more, nor no other use. 

It was Voted, That all -the land on both sides of the way between 
the oak and Walnut & the Fortification, The Towns Right and Title 
therein be given to such pson or persons as shall under Take suffi- 
ciently to make & maintain the highway for Ever not Less then 50 
foot wide : And that Sam 11 . Sewell Esq r & Cap* Bozoon Allen be a 
Committee to agree w th persons accordingly ; and to make Appli- 
cation to the proprietors for their Approbation and Consent; 
[235.] That if any appear to accept of the Land Vpon these 
Conditions, They may haue an Unquestionable Title. 

Elisha Cook Esq. Isaac Adington, Esq. Sam 11 Sewell Esq r . Penn 
Townsend Esq r . Cap 4 Sam 11 Checkley were by a vote of the town 
chosen a Committee to draw up instructions for the Selectmen and 
Overseers of the Poor and psent the same to the Town (the next 
Gen 11 . Town meeting) for their approbation. And it was further 

Voted, That the same Committee, Together w 01 the select men 
shall Consider about repairing or Building, or hiring a House for 
Mr Ezek 11 Cheever, w ch they Judge may be best. 

It was voted that when there shall be any occasion for the Town 
Treasu r . to sue any pson or psons in behalf of the town it shall be 
always with y e . advice and consent of the Selectmen. 

Whereas there was former!}* a vote of the town y e . 14 th . Marcb 



242 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

1698 that when the town met together to chuse Jurymen it should 
be out of the psons present as well as those absent 

It was voted that they would go on in the practice of the fore- 
going vote, in the choise of Jurymen of those 3-*. are psent as well 
as of those w ch . are absent and that non should mention any more 
then one pson at a time to be put to y e . vote. 

A pi ill 8 th . At publick town meeting of the inhabitants of Bos- 
ton upon publick warning according to law it was 

Voted, That they would haue no other assessors, But y e Select- 
men. 

Mr. James Barnes & Mr. Robert Gibbs, were chosen Selectmen 
in the room of M r . Isaiah Tay, & Mr Obodiah Gill, who were chosen 
Selectmen y e 11 th March last past, but refused to serve in that office. 

Sam 11 Bridge, Richard Christophers, Joseph Williams at the same 
time were Chosen Tythingmen But upon their pleas made to the 
Town at this meeting, Were by a Vote of the Town Dismised from 
that office. 

Sam u Sewell Esq, Cap* Bozoon Allen, M r Sam u Lynde, Cap* 
Nath* By-field, Major Tho : Savage, were by a vote of the town 
chosen a Committee To audit the Towns accot". with y e Treasu* for 
the year Ensuing, notifying the Selectmen when they' meet to be 
w 01 them, the major part present to do the work 

[236.] Upon the return of the Committee w ch were chosen by 
the town y e . 1 1 th , March last past to take a view of the land of 
Joseph Buckmaster of Muddi river and to judge what might be 
done with respect to the laying out of a highway 7 thereto according 
to an antiant record of the town that every alotment should have 
a way laid out to it by a Committee chosen and authorized by the 
town for y* purpose The return of s d . Committee was that they 
judged s d Buckminster Ought to have a high way Laid out to his 
Land, upon w ch returne by a vote of the town 

The former Committee with the addition of Thomas Gardner & 
Sam 11 Aspenal were Chosen and impoweredto Lay out a High way 
to s d Buckm asters Land. 

It was voted that the Selectmen do consider and agree of a body 
of By lawes y*. may be proper and benificial for the towns good & 
present the same to the nex Gen 11 . Town meeting there to be read 
for the towns approbation 

May 14 th . At a Gen 11 , meeting of the inhabitant of Boston upon 
publick warning according to law were chosen for Representatives 
viz*. 

Cap* Tim Clark, Mr Nath*. Oliver, Mr Isaiah Tay, Mr James 
Barnes Representatives. 

Mr Nath* Oliver Refused to serve in the place of a Representa- 
tive up w ch . refusal the town emediately aplyed themselves to a 
new choise and chose Cap* Bozoon Allen in s d . Olivers room. 

Whereas provision is made by u vote of the town for the support 
of the Watch as it now is untill the 20 th . of June next and not 
longer, the mind of the town is desired to be signified by r their vote 
whether a Watch shall be continued for another year & that they 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS, 1701. 243 

will support the charge thereof, and that they will grant the 
sume of 265 to be leveyed on the inhabitant for y*. end. 

It was voted in y e . affirmative. 

Maj r John Wally, Coll. Ben Townsend, Cap* Byfield, Mr Nath a 
Oliver, Cap* Sam 11 Chiekley, Cap* Theo. Frary, Were by a vote 
of the town Chosen a Committee to Joyne with y e Selectmen to 
give instructions to the Representatives. 

[237.] Whereas on the 8 th of April last past a Commit- 
tee was chosen and impowered to lay out a highway for Joseph 
Buckminster of Muddiriv r . to his land he having yet had no high- 
way laid out thereto. 

Said Committee mett together and layd out a highway through 
Josiuh Winchesters land to said Buckmasters land and said Win- 
chester being dissattisf3*ed with what was done presented his peti- 
tion to the town to desire that other meet psons might be chosen 
by say d town, to take a view of what is done and to make a report 
of the same to the town, his petition being read and considered 
Cap* Nath*. Williams and M r . Isaiah Tay were chosen by a vote of 
the town, to joyne with the former Committee to indever the settle- 
ment of that concerne. 



[238.] 1701. March 10 th . At a publick town meeting of the 
inhabitants of Boston upon publick warning according to law were 
chosen the town officers hereafter named viz*. 

Moderator Cap* Nath* Byfield 

Selectmen Jo 8 . Prout, Daniel Oliver, Rob*. Gibbs, Eliz r . 
Holioke, John Marion Jun r ., Tim Clark, James Barnes, Isaiah 
Tay, John Barnard, Town Clerk Jo 8 . Prout. Town Treasu*. 
James Taylor. 

Constables Francis Thrasher, William Wilson, Benj a . Bra me, 
Savil Simpson, Zec a . Long, Peter Barber, John Clough, Francis 
Clark. 

Rumney Marsh Jo 8 . Belcher. 

Muddiriver John Druce. 

Overseers of the poor Co 1 . Elisha Hutchinson, Capt Nath a . 
Byfield, M r . Sam: Lynde, Cap* Sam. Checkley, Sam: Sewell Esq r . 

Sunders Thomas Adkins, Rich: Gridly, Tho : Downes, 
Sara: Plumer, Jo 8 . Royal. 

Rumney Mash John Brintnal. 

Muddiriver Jo 8 . White, John Devotion, Joshua Child. 

Fence Viewers David Langdon, Thomas Barnard, Peter Wier. 

Rumney Marsh Jo 8 . Bill, Elisha Tuttle. 

Muddiriver' Josiah Winchester, Daniel Harris. 

Clerks of the Market John Eyres, Sam: Greenwood, Benj*. 
Walker, James Mears, Josiah Franklin, John Bennet. 

Sealers of Leather John Marion Sen r , Thomas Davis, James 
Maxwell. 

Scavingers Sam: Lynde, Andrew Belcher, Sam: Bridge, 
William Keen, Jo 8 . Hilliard. 

Hoprreaveaves Rich: Sherren, Francis Holmes, Dan: Bristow, 
Isaac Marion, Sam: Pearse, Jabiz Salter. 



244 CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 

Measu. of Board & Timber Jabiz Negus, John Eustus, Sam: 
Bridge. 

Measu. of Grain Sam : Johnson, Alexand 1 ". Sberrard, Job 
Ingraham. 

Cryers Tho: Davis, Rob*. Shelstone, Gabril Warner. 

[289.] Voted that the Town Treasu'. shall have Fifteen 
pounds for his service as Treasu r . for the year past. 

Voted that the Representatives in the present setting of. the 
Generall Court endevour to git a modigation of the Oath and Law 
about Tithing men. 

Klisha Cook Esq r . Co 1 . Hutchinson, Co 1 . Townsend, Dea: Bridg- 
ham; Major Savage, by a vote of the town were chosen a Com- 
mitte, to jo}*ne with the Selectmen to consider of a sutable method 
for the managem*. of the watch, and to make report thereof to 
the next Generall Town meeting. 

Voted that a house be built for old M r . Eze k . Cheever the Latine 
Schoolmaster, and it was further voted that the Selectmen to take 
care about the building of it. 

Voted that the raising of money for defraying town charges, to 
be referred to the Generall town meeting for the choise of Repre- 
sentatives. Voted to chuse 9 Assessors. Voted that the request 
of M r . Ezek 1 . Lewis for an addition to his salary be refered to the 
next General Town Meeting. Voted that whereas a motion has 
been made by M r . John Arnold that a Windmill be set upon Fort 
Hill by privet persons, it is left to the Selectmen to inquire into 
the termes and circomstances of the thing and make report to the 
town thereof the next Generall Town meeting. 

Voted that the reading the Towns B} r Lawes be referred to the 
next Generall Town meeting. The Petition of Bethiah Fuller was 
read to the town and was voted that the Selectmen should inquire 
what has been expended on her father and make report to the town 
the next Generall Town meeting. Voted that the Selectmen 
should agree with a person about diging of graves in this town. 




[The Selectmen's minutes begin with an entry under date of 
March 31, 1701, and are kept in separate books from thence- 
forth.- W.H.W.] 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



Acor, 61. 
Adams, 1, 3, 20, 24, 176, 211, 213, 214, 218, 

220, 221, 222, 226, 234, 235. 
Addames, 139. 
Addams, 14, 79, 85, 125, 176, 183, 185, 186, 

196, 20,>, 204, 207. 
Addingcton, 202. 

Addington, 132, 143, 163, 171, 173, 175, 176, 
179, 183, 184, 185, 191, 194, 195, 196, 219. 
Adington, 232, 238, 241. 
Adertou, 40. 
Adkins, 214, 225, 243. 
Aires, 149. 
Alexander, 55. 
f Alcock, 6. 
I Alcocke, 56. 
] Allcock, 29, 30. 
t Allcocke, 30. 
Alford, 81, 84, 123, 184, 185, 197, 200, 205, 

206, 213. 
fAliset,200, 214. 

Alisett, 207. 
1 Allesett, 213. 

Allisct, 197, 220. 
(Allisett, 197, 218. 

'Allen, 5, 55, 57, 69, 72, 73, 74, 80, 101, 107, 

108,100, 111,112,113,114, 115,116,117, 

118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 12o, 126, 127, 128, 

129, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 

144, 145, 146, 147, 148,149, 152,153, 155, 

156, lf)9, 16J, Ib2, 163, 1(34, 165, 166, 168, 

4 16W, 170, 171, 173, 175, 177, 178, 179, 180, 

181, 182, 183, 185, 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 

194, 201, 205, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 216, 

| 217, 219, 220, 222, 223, 225, 226, 229, 232, 

234, 239, 241, 242. 
Allin, 5. 

lAlliue, 11,19, 20, 21. 
Allison, 206. 

Anderson, 58, 64, 74, 82, 85, 96, 101. 
( Andrews, 214. 
| Andrws, 29. 
Aors, 213. 
Apple-ton, 218. 
Armitage, 14. 

Arnold, 220, 221, 222, 229, 231, 244. 
Aspenal, 242. 

Aspinall, 20, 35, 39, 101, 102, 118, 205, 213. 
Aspinwall,2, 6, 217. 
Atkins, 88, 121, 125, 173, 183, 191, 192, 199, 

200,205,206,207,210,211. 
( Atkinson, 1, 74, 84, 88, 119, 185. 
\ Atkison, 185, 122. 
( Attkinson, 18. 
Atwater, 40, 63, 77. 
Atwood, 101, 126, 199, 204, 205. 
Audlie, 183. 
( Audlin, 6. 
I Audline, 24. 
Augur, 174. 
Ayres, 156, 159. 

Babson, 135. 
Bacon, 149. 
Bacor, 210, 

Baker, 34, 71, 99, 101, 107, 116, 117, 127, 129, 
137, 138, 143, 154, 156, 162, 173, 174, 175, 
177, 179, 181, 183. 
Bakon, 122, 148. 

I Balentkie, 140, 209. 

\ Ballantine, 222. 

( Bullentine, 145, 159, 204, 238. 



Ballard, 180, 181, 195, 225. 

fBallstone, 25. 
Balstone, 20. 
^ Balston, oO, 225. 
Baulstone, 14. 

[ Bolstone, 39, 85, 88, 91, 101, 161. 

f Banester, 211. 
J Banestor, 213. 

] Banister, 204, 205, 217, 220, 222. 

(.Banist'r, 196. 
Barbadoes, 55, 96, 123. 
Barber, 80, 97, 220, 243. 
Barker, 4, 8, 40, 106, 148. 

{Barnard, 27, 34, 39, 58, 64, 65, 73, 76, 9ft, 
100, 109, 117, 125, 128, 138, 139, 143, 145, 
155, 159, 1G6, 173, 174, 183, 192, 197, 200, 
205, 206, 211, 229, 234, 239, 243.. 
Barn'd, 53. 
Barnado, 55. 

Barnes, 130, 173, 177, 182, 186, 189, 204, 
207, 220, 225, 229, 233, 235, 237, 238, 242, 
243. 

Barns, 213. 
Barrett, 14, 23. 
( Barthellmew, 26. 
| Bartholmew, 1, 87, 101, 177, 185. 
Bartlett, 38. 
Barton, 117, 221. 
Basin, 221. 
I Bastar, 83, 112. 
\ Bastcr, 40. 
( Uastorr, 106. 

Batemau, 4, 34, 101, 102, 188. 
liatt, 35, 43, 85, 95, 99, 116, 122, 125, 126, 162. 
Battle, 99. 

Baulstone, see Ballstone. 
Bawdon, 90. 
Bayle, 84. 
Baylcy, 221. 
Bcarnslcy, 12. 
( Bearstow, 217, 222. 
| Bearstowe, 205. 

Beauis, 126, 127, 130, 143, 204. 
| Bcavis, 140, 159, 207. 

Beck, 10, 15, 17. 
) Becke, 87, 139, 154. 
Bcdwell, 159. 
Bciton, 204. 
f Helchar, 101, 192, 222. 

Belcher. 14, 15, 20, 34, 39, 98, 99, 101, 230, 
< 230, 243. 
I Belch'r, 98. 
t Bellcher, 15, 25, 30. 

( Bellchard, 46, 52, 66, 98, 126, 182, 183, 191. 
| Belshard, 116. 
( Belknap, 1C6, 204, 205, 207, 212, 217, 222, 224, 

232. 

( Bellnap, 10. 
Bell, 239. 

Bellingham,23, 27, 57. 
Bingham, 123. 
Bingley, 85, 107. 
Binglie, 140. 
Bingly, 60, 107. 
Bishop, 24, 68, 76, 77, 87, 95, 110, 128, 139, 

145, 15t>, 171, 215. 
Bishopp, 14, 100, 118. 
Byshopp, 71. 
ittfield, 18, 19. 
Blackforcl, 125. 

Blake, 14, 40, 46, 48, 52, 54, 56, 59, 66, 99, 101, 
168. 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 



( Blantan, 2. 
J Blantine, 13, 14. 
I Blauton, 13, 14, 98, 118, 139, 145. 
Blish.201,234. 239. 

Blith, 52, 59, 60, 74, 85, 105, 116, 126/140. 
Blore, 171. 
Blot, 2, 21. 
Blowers, 39. 
Blush, 195. 
Blye, 34. 
Bodcn, 211. 
Bogle, 143. 
Bohaman, 67. 
Bellnap, see Belknap. 
Belshard, see Bellchard. 
Bendall, U, 38, 46, 81, 100, 154, 155. 

{Benet, 212. 
Bennet, 6, 52, 59, 66, 74, 85, 94, 101, 107, 119, 
143, 177, 204, 217, 23-1,236, 240, 243. 
Benett, 1, 20, 34, 47, 139, 186. 
Bennitt, 2, 14, 25, 30, 37, 39, 46. 
Benjamine, 126, 168, 192. 
Benknape, 139. 
Bernard, 217, 226. 
Berry, 63, 71, 144. 
Best, 72. 
( Bcsto, 235 
) Bestow, 235 
Boy ton, 177, 185. 
Bicknall, 168. 

Bill, 31, 32, 39, 83, 91, 97, 100, 101, 110, 115, 
118, 128, 129, L:9, 145, 156, 176, 178, 185, 
186, 105, 196, 204, 214, 226, 228, 233, 234, 
235, 243. 
( Billing, i'29. 
) Billings. 239. 
Bollard, 213. 
Bolstonc, see Ballstone. 
Bolt, 218. 
Boone, 122. 
Bordman, 212. 
Boreland, 205, 234, 239. 
Borrell, 127. 
Boston Neck, 234, 236. 
Bosworth, 110, 118, 128, 139, 145. 
Bourne, 38. 

Bo wen, 52, 109, 115, 236. 
Bowdc, 165. 
Bowine, 18. 
Boylstone, 61, 126. . 
Brace, 35. 
Brackenbury, 100. 
( Bracket, 61. 

\ Brackett, 61, 101, 104, 145. 
( Brackitt, 24. 
( Braddinge, 101, 143, 155. 
J Bradingc-, 59. 
Bradford, 145, 168, 181, 229. 
Bradish, 115, 140. 
( Bradley, 37, 40. 
1 Bradlie, f,6. 
Bradstreete, 203. 
Bra^g, 68. 
(Braintee, 104. 
] Braintrey, 57. 
) Braintrie, 68, 103. 
LBrantry, 27, 29, 61, 62, 104. 
Bramc, 2o4, 243. 
Branscome, 143. 
Branton, 120. 
Brasier, 173, 175. 
fBratle, 59, 85, 88,97. 

Brattle, 6, 21, 37, 49, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 
| 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 
7!', 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 
92, 93, 95, 5f6, 98, 99, 102, 103, 104, 107, 
108,109, 111, 112,113,114, 115, 116, 117, 
118,120,121,122,1-23, 124,125, 12(5, 127, 
128, 120, 131, 132, lft.->, 136, 137, 138, 139, 
140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 
152, 153, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 
I 162,172,175,176,181,209,222. 
( Bream, 229. 
JBreame, 145,165, 205. 



Breedon, 10. 
( Breem, 56. 
/ Breemc, 80, 114. 
Brentnall, 234. 
Brentons, 8. 
( Drentnor, 39. 
( Brent 1 "-, 85. 
Bride, 159. 

Bride Brook, 214, 235. 
Uridesbooke, 47. 
Bridcsbrook, 8, 47, 94, 119, 223. 
Bridgams, 2. 

Bridge, 74, 107, 137, 143, 147, 183, 186, 199, 
204, 205, -J13, 217, 220, 222, 226, 229, 234, 
239, 242, 2-!3, 244. 

{Bridg Drawe, 147. 
Bridge Drawe, 188. 
Bridge Draw, 237, 238. 
Bridg Draw, 221. 
Bridge Mill, 31. 
Bridges, 211, 213. 
Bridgham, 74, 77, 116, 122, 126, 135, 184, 185, 

210, 211, 219, 228, 231, 234, 244. 
Brightman, 214. 
( Brinnsden, 101. 
I Brinsden, 99. 
Brintnall,239, 243. 
Brisco, '^17. 

Bristow, 220, 222, 226, 243. 
( Broadstreet, 67. 
| Broadstreete, 126. 
( Bromfcild, 123, 216, 217, 218, 219. 
I Bromfield, 171, 216, 217, 218, 219, 221. 
1 Brumfeild, 163, 171, 185, 202, 209. 
t Brumfield, 232. 
Broughton, 204, 207. 
Brouken, 109. 

{Brown, 214, 235. 
Browne, 36, 59, 66, 67, 74, 85, 88, 91, 96, 99, 
108, 117, 127, 138, 143, 155, 191, 193, 204. 
207, 210. 

Brumfeild, see Bromfeild. 
Brumlield, see " 
Bryan, 12 '. 
Bucanon, 239. 
Buckley, 126. 
Buckmaster, 124, 173, 196, 229, 236, 242. 

243. 

Buckmastr, 45. 

Buckminster, 240, 241, 242, 243. 
( Bud, 49, 116 
| Budd, 116, 162. 
Budge, 148. 

Bull, 80, 83, 117, 127, 128, 138, 139, 143, 145, 
155, 156, 159, 171, 174, 1S3, 192, 197, 200, 
204, 207, 214. 
Bullivant, 184, 191. 
Bulman, 217. 
Bumstead, 12, 179. 
Burgis, 14, 17, 25, 130, 164, 196, 200. 
Burnell, 2'J9. 

(Burrall, 120. 
Burrell, 40, 78, 80, 117, 138, 143, 155, 159, 
166, 174, 183, 192, 197, 200, 206, 211, 221, 
235. 

j Burroughs, 218. 
) Burrowes, 107, 130. 
Burton, 123, 143. 
( Buring Place, 34, 120. 
| Burying Place, 59. 
( Buryinge Place North, 143. 
Bu^bey, 117. 
Busbio, 99. 

Busby, 85, 91, 108, 127, 138, 143, 155, 159. 
Bushby, 91. 
Bushncll, 55. 

Butcher, lu7, 1.7, 145, 173, 199, 205, 210. 
( Butler, 77, 79, 93, 171, 197, 200, 207. 
I Buttler, 210. 
Buttolph, 1, 85. 
Button, 6, 2'), :;0, 49, 76, 80. 
Byticld, 116, 123, 223, 228, 230, 239, 242, 243. 
Byk-s, 234. 
Byshop, see Bishop. 



INDEX or NAMES. 



247 



Cable, 159, 191, 205, 220, 226. 

Cafine, 146. 

Calender, 222. 

Calfe, 210, 218, 225, 229. 

( Callicot, 46, 101. 

Callicott, 104, 105. 

j Callman, 125. 
) Caiman, 125, 126, 127, 128. 
Cambcll, 234. 

f Cambride, 201. 

Cambridge, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 21, 29, 35, 40, 
^ 41, 60, 61, 75, 89, 99, 127, 156, 175, 201, 

214, 235, 2o6. 

I Cambridg, 1, 2, 214, 223, 235. 
Cambridge, New, 214. 
Cambridge Village, 23, 154. 
Campsall, The, 71. 
Cane, 16. 
Canon, 43. 
Cape Ann, 135. 
Caroli, 150. 

Carter, 12, 55, 112, 161, 162, 164, 188, 211, 
217, 218, 221. 

Carthew, 185, 191. 

Carthue, 217. 

Caruar, 80, 87. 

Carvar, 88. 
Carwithy, 204. 
Castle, 112, 118. 
Cattle, 128. 
Causey, 64, 65. 
Causway, 140. 

Center, 20, 34, 36, 183, 192, 205, 210, 222, 223, 
229, 234, 235. 

Center Hill, 10. 

Centery Hill, 11. 

Gentry Hill, 10. 
Gentry Haven, 230. 
Chaflne, 146. 
Chamberlaine, 145. 
Champion, 27. 
Channon, 234. 
Chapine, 25. 
Chard, 154, 191. 
Charles, 204. 
fCharlcstown, 91,117, 192, 214, 233, 235,238. 

Charlestowue, 47, 57, 60, 78, 91, 94, 96, 117, 
i 144, 166, 192, 201. 

Charlestowue Line, 237. 
I Charlstown, 223. 

Checklcy, 160, 217, 219, 223, 241, 243. 

Checklie, 179. 

Checkly, 39, 212, 214, 219, 222, 225. 
fCheever, 174, 215, 220, 221, 233, 234, 236, 

238, 241, 244. 

| Cheevers, 149, 176, 188, 204. 
<{ Cbeevrs, 165, 201. 

Cheuer, 210. 

Cheuers, 57. 
I Cheurs, 101,212. 
Chclsam, 171. 

Chickley, 45, 96, 132, 160, 167, 210, 243. 

Chicklie, 96, 178, 179. 

Chickly, 227. 

Child, 61, 74, 138, 210, 222. 
Choke, 125. 
< Christopher 234, 239. 
\ Christophers, 242. 
Chucke, 128. 
Church of Boston, 7. 
Church, First in Bostone, 111, 125, 149. 
Church, Second, 125. 
Church, Third, 125. 
fClarck, 239. 

Clarcke, 212. 

Clark, 137, 218, 222, 227, 228, 230, 234, 236, 
237, 238, 239, 242, 243. 

Clarke, 1, 6, 10, 14, 20, 21, 24, 29, 34, 38, 39, 
45, 46, 50, 52, 56, 58, 59, 62, 63, 65, 66, 72, 
73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 83, 84, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 
97, 98, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 113, 
116, 124, 125, 127, 131, 132, 137, 138, 130, 
140, 143, 145, 155, 159, 165, 166, 174, 178, 

, 182, 184, 192, 199, 200, 202, 205, 207, 211. 



Cleate, 121. 

Cleere, 34, 39, 46, 78, 99. 101. 
Clements, 83, 90, 116. 
Clemunt, 24. 
Clesby, 217, 220. 
( Clough, 101, 183, 218, 22C, 221, 226. 229,234, 

243. 

( Clow, 36, 227. 
Cobbot, 70. 
\ Cocke, 50, 83, 212. 
( Cocks, 12.'. 
fColbourae, 19, 23. 

Colbron, 22. 
I Colburnc, 6, 224. 
1Collborne,27. 

Collbourne. 13, 16. 
(. Coolbornc, 23. 

Cole, 51, 145, 168, 171, 193, 200, 205, 227. 
f Colcraan, 107, 116, 125, 126, 137, 143, 144, 
< 146, 109, l'.l, 196, 199, 204, 206,207, 211, 225. 
IColman, 218, 222. 
Collins, 221. * 

Comball, 195. 
Combes, 217. 
Comby, 58, 145. 
Comer, 1S9, 199, 201, 207. 
Comes, 59, 210. 
Comins, 174. 
Common, 27. 

Comon, 1, 2, 3, 11, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 35, 40, 
48, 49, 61, 62, 64, 65, 68, 69, 71, 75, 76, 81, 
86, 87, 8'J, 109, 112, 114, 118, 119, 120, 121, 
122, 124, 14t>, 204, 212. 
Comon Fcild, 70. 
Common Feild, 108, 118. 
Comon Lands, 29. 
Comos, 33. 
Condy, 121. 
Coneticott, 62, 63. 
( Coney, 232. 

\ Cony, 46, 66, 104, 105, 113, 117,125,127,138. 
( 149, 183, 191, lt)o, 196, 197, 201. 
Conncll,14-'. 
Connerd, 58. 
Conygraue, 51, 76, 81. 
Coo, 229. 

fCook, 50, 192, 214, 219, 220, 221, 228, 230, 
231, 238, 241, 244. 
Cookc, 48, 50, 56, 63, 72, 78, 84, 110, 111, 
116, 126, 130, 132, 143, 144, 145, 155, 156, 
157, 158, 1GO, 161, 162, 163, 166, 168, 170, 
171, 17:$, 177, 178, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 
188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 197, 198, 
( 213, 217. 

Coolborne, see Colbourne. 
fCoolc, 36. 
J Coolcy, 106, 176. 
1 Coolie, 80, 177. 
LCooly, 7.'), 84, 106. 
( Coombes, 226. 
I Coombs, 221. 
Coop, 116. 
Cop, 74, 225. 

Copp, 59, 101, 199, 204, 211, 227, 230. 
per, 212. 
Corbin, 61. 
Corccr, 48. 

Cornish, 213, 220, 229. 
Corps, 128. 
Corrcro, 55. 
Corwine, 107. 
Costinc, 21. 
Cotta, 181, 239. 
Cottie, 27, 138, 173, 204. 
Cotton, 12, 70,129. 
I Couill, 164. 
| Covill, 164. 
County Heap, 223. 
County of Suffolk, 150. 
( Courccr, 53, 54, 87, 95, 100. 
] Courser, 1,6, i5, 21, 25, 26, 30, 34, 35, 41, 
( 46, 54, 60, 68, 72, 76, 87. 
Cowcll, 1, 6, 23, 40, 43, 59, 74, 88, 99,104, 105, 
138, 139, 148, 196, 197, 201. 



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t Cox, 26, 41, 48, 52, 54, 60, 68, 78, 87, 95, 96, 

) 98, 100, 109, 118, 128. 

( Coxe, 33. 
Coy, 12. 

( Crafford, 228. 
Craford, 220. 
Craft, 7, 45, 61,236. 

f Creek, 47. 

I Creek, 77. 

] Creecke, 74. 

Icreekc, 147, 179. 

( Creek Mill, 31, 33, 70, 92. 

j Crick Mill, 237, 238. 
Crocum, 67. 
Croft, 61. 
Crossc, 30, 54, 117, 137, 138, 143, 154, 155, 

159, 165, 166, 173, 174, 183. 
Crowe, 80, 102, 109, 118. 
Cueres, 125. 
Cullick, 6. 
Cullinmore, 23, 25, 32, 36, 37. 

I Cumbie, 191. 

] Cumby, 185, 210, 222. 
Cumins, 106, 183, 192, 197, 200. 
Cunican, 213. 
Cunniball, '220. 
Cunncll, 103, 182. 
Cunny, 1,213. 

( Curthcw, 210. 

I Curthue, 212. 

{Cushine, 121. 
Cushiug, 213, 217, 224, 226. 
Cushin, 210. 
Cushion, 37. 

( Dafforn, 215. 

1 Dafforne, 93, 205. 

Damerice Coue, 94. 

( Damforth, 8. 

( Danfort, 146. 

Daniell, 222, 223. 

Danson, 98. 

( Dauie, 59, 63, 66, 72, 78, 89, 97, 103, 113, 139. 

| Dauics, 132, 139. 

Dauir, 38. 

f Dauis, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 24, 25, 26, 
27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 06, 37, 38, 
40, 44, 46, 40, 50, 52, 5o, 54, 55, 55, 57, 59, 
60, 61, 02, 6-5, 61,05,60,67,68, 69, 70, 71, 
72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 85, b6, 
87, 83, 89,90, 01, 92, 95, 96, 97, 99, 101, 
103, 108, 111, 113, 114, 115, 123, 127, 132, 
137, 145, 15'5, 159, 210, 213. 
Davis, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 32, 48, 50, 53, 56, 58, 74, 
93, 93, 109, 117, 127, 128, 131, 137, 138, 
143, 145, 147, 155, 159, 100, 174, 176, 183, 
185, I'.i2, 106, 197, 200, 205, 207, 208,211, 

t. 217, 220, 222, 225, 220, 234, 239, 243, 244. 

( Dauy, 50, 06. 

] Davie, 123, 140. 

( 1 )avy, 74. 

Dawes, 2*, 31, 37, 40, 51, 67, 80, 101, 116, 
1-27, 131, 138, 146, 159, 173, 184, 185,195, 
196, 200, 206, 207, 211, 226. 
Daws, 207. 
Dawson, 197, 199, 200. 

( Daycs, 197, 200, 207, 211. 

| Days, 211, 2.0. 
Deane, 5, 52, 53, 103.. 

f Dearing, 213. 

j Deering, 220, 221, 222, 223, 226, 227, 229, 

] 2:30, 232. 

tDeeringe, 116, 139, 168, 173. 
Dedham, 11,47,94. 
Dell, 80. 

( Denis, 127. 

\ Dennis, 138, 140, 143, 155, 159, 204. 
Denison, 07. 

( Densdaill, 141. 

I Dcnsdall, 15, 25, 30, 34, 39, 46, 52, 59, 66, 74, 

( 85, <J1, 99, 107, 116, 127, 137, 196. 

( Deuotion, 13, 14, 21, 59, 101, 145, 219. 

I Devotion, 1, 175, 177, 199, 201,214, 220, 223, 

( 227, 2.9, 243. 



Dcwer, 125. 
Dinely, 91. 

t Dinsclale, 1, 173. 

} Dinsdall, 6, 14, 20, 154, 159, 165, 183, 101, 

( 196, 199, 205, 210, 226. 
Dirkc, 88. 
Diven, 235. 
Docke, 146. 
Docke, Atkison's, 122. 
Docke, BendalPs, 150, 185. 

( Doclittle, 59. 

I Dolittlc, 1.J9. 

( Doolittle, 14. 
Dolingc, 122. 
Dorchester, 58, 87, 128. 
Dorman, 67. 
Dorr, 140. 

( Do set, 137, 148. 

( Dossett, 13J. 
Douce, 85. 

I Dowcc, 101. 

( Dowdcn, 138, 188, 239. 

\ Dowdon, 204, 207. 

( Down, 222. 

{ Downc, 154, 217, 220. 

( Downes, 243. 

Draper, 217, 222, 223, 224, 225, 229, 236, 230. 
Drewco, 18. 
Drew, 191,200, 207. 
Drewe, 183, 173. 
Drue, 220, 223. '' 
Drurie, 113. 
Drury, 47, 63. 
Drewry, 101. 
Drinker, 72, 100, 103. 
Druce, 237, 243. 
Drue, see Drew. 

( Drurie, see Drewry. 

( Drury, see Drewry. 
Dudley, 122, 143, 190. 
Dudlio, 106, 107, 111. 
Dudly, 143. 
DIUT, 20, 205. 

( Dumcr, 99, 101, 152, 168, 202, 205, 209, 214. 

j Dummer. 210, 215, 238. 
Du:iingc, 159, 167. 
Dare, 102. 
Durrani, 135. 
Dutton, 162. 
Dvvaite, 176. 

f Dyar, 139, 222. 

I Dyer, 81, 92, 99, l.>8, 143, 154, 167, 176, 196, 
1 204, 207, 210, 211, 227, 237. 

[Dyrc, 145, 140,185. 

Earle, 63, 107, 109, 162, 204, 207, 239. 

East, 121, 162. 

Eaton, 142. 

Edmonds, 86, 91, 92, 117, 119, 120, 145, 167, 

192, 201, 214. 
Edsall, 37. 
j Edward, 234. 
| Edwards, 148, 162, 239. 
Esjerton, 130. 
Elbrklgc, 125. 
Eld ridge, 138. 
Eliatt, 12, 29,35. 
Eliotc, 75. 

Eliot, 1, 114, 214, 220, 222, 223, 235. 
Eliott, 5, 40, 43, 45, 47, 60, 69, 75, 76, 86, 99, 
107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 127, 135, 
145, 150, 175, 183, 198, 201. 
Elliot, C, 98, 113, 115. 
Elliott, 129. 
JElisct, 210. 
I Ellisett, 211, 214. 
f Eliston, 192. 
j Elistonc, 140, 203. 
1 Ellistono,234. 
(.Elisston,239. 
f Emnn, 145. 

! Emans, 6, 59, 90, 126, 165, 177, 191. 
] Emmens, 27. 

130, 220, 225, 226, 229. 



INDEX or NAMES. 



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Endecot, 137. 

England, 5, 68, 122, 123, 125, 148, 149, 100, 

162, 195. 

England, New, 82, 150, 164, 190, 217. 
English, 74, 207. 
Engs, 178. 
Euelic, 101. 
Euerdcn, 111, 176. 

I Euerell, 101, 137, 140. 
JEverell, 141. 
Euerson, 17. 

( Eucrton, 210. 

} Everton, 220, 234, 299. 

(Eustice, 145, 159. 

< Eustis, 239. 

( Eustus, 222, 226, 229, 234, 244. 
Evans, 222. 
Everdcn, 216, 222. 
Evercll, sec Euerell. 
Evcr'on, see Euerton. 
Evstise, 211. 

Eycr, 210, 217, 220, 230. 
Eycrs, 215, 217, 218. 
Eyre, -2l'J, 223. '232, 236, 239. 
Eyres, 202, 209, 243. 



Faircfcild, 87, 159, 165, 174, 197,200,202, 207. 
Faircfleld, 166, 183, 192. 
Fairfeild, 2GO, 214. 

Falrcweathc-r, 61, 73, 74, 84, 116, 117, 118, 
121, 128, 132, 136, 137, 138, 141, 144, 145, 
152, 157, 16'i, 166, 168, 171, 172, 179, 182, 
184, 187, 188, 18J, 194, 195, 205. 
Fairewcathr, 10'5, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 
125, 126, 129, 135, 13'.>, 140, 141, 147, 156, 
158,101, 165, li6, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 
173, 175, 177, 183, 184, 186, 188, 189, 191, 
192, 103, 1U4. 
Fairweath, 178. 
Fayrweath'r, 120. 
Fane, 90. 

( Farnam, 83, 91, 97, 99, 101, 106, 149. 
} Farnum, 3'.', 97, 211, 213. 
Farniscod, 34. 
Farny, 97. 
I Fauor, 12. 
| Fawcr, 22. 
t Fearfeald, 212. 
JFcrfcald, 211. 
( Fcriicld, 227. 
Feild, 5-2, 'JO, 103, 140. 
Feltch, h7, 100. 
Ferry, 140, 233. 
Ferry, Cbarlestowne, 119. 
Ferry, Winnicimct, 239. 
Wenisemet, 209. 
Wcncscmct 208. 
Wencsimmet, 215. 
Wincscmctt, 208. 
Winn< Bimmctt, 233. 
Winnceimmct, 221. 
Winisemt, 148. 
Field Byrant's, 235, 237. 
j Field Colmar's, 233. 
I Mrs Colmar's, 52. 

( Common, 108, 118. 

I Comon, 70. 

( Fifcild, 173. 
|Fyncld,216. 
Firth, 22l. 

Fisher, 4, 7, 8, 47 147. 
Fitch, 20, 40, 52, 60, 101, 105, 139, 159, 181, 

183, 197, 200, 220, 225, 235, 239. 
Fitz Morris, 107. 
Flatts, Tho, 3, -J23, 224. 
(Floid, '217, 220, 223, 126. 
| Floyd, lt>5, 167, 177, 195, 201, 229, 234, 235, 
( 237, 23'.). 
Flood, 143, 192. 
Fogg, 94, 121. 
( Forbes, 108, 117, 143, 155, 159, 166, 174, 184, 

19-2. 

( Forbs, 99. 
Foreland. 239. 



Forrest, 77. 

Foster, 91, 104, 105, 138, 199, 202, 205, 209, 

210, 214, 220, 226, 230, 232, 238. 
Fowlos, 226. 
Fox, 13. 
Foyes, 179, 180. 
Francis, 188, 189. 

Frankc, 72, 80, 87, 95, 100, 110, 118, 128. 
I Franklin, 228, 243. 
} Frankline, 51, 80, 207. 
Frairy, 125. 
Frarc, 210. 
Frarey, 85. 

Frarie, 127, 138, 156, T59, 160, 171, 178, 182, 
183, 19-2, 197, 202, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210. 
Frary, 6, 20, 99, 101, 111, 127, 128, 129, 135, 
136, 137, 139, 140, 141, 143, 144, 146, 147, 
148, 149, 152, 153, 155, 160, 162, 16J, 165, 
160, 168, 109, 170, 171, 173, 175, 177, 178, 
183, 191, 193, 194, 196, 18, 199, 201, 212, 
215, 216, 217, 218, 221, 225, 236, 240, 243. 
Frayroy, 52, 59, 126. 
Freyrcy, 69. 
v Frirye, 35. 
Frnylie, 75. 
Freeke, 59, 64, 65, 66. 
Fryar, 64. 
Fuller, 244. 
Fullerton, 221. 
Fyfeild, see Fifeild. 

I Gallop, 217, 222. 

) Gallup, 213, 229. 
Gamblin, 2o5. 
Gannct, Iu9. 

( Gardiner, 4. 

Gardner, 23, 25, 30, 35, 52, 54, 70, 85,88,124, 
127, 139, 154, 156, 159, 165, 173, 175, 177, 
183, 186, 191, 201, 204, 205,208, 210,215, 
220, 222, 234, 242. 
Garrett, 40. 
Gaskell, 209, 222. 
Gaskcn, 228. 
Gaskcr, 209, 

Gates, 103, 116, 127, 158, 175, 201, 214. 
Gay, 40. 

Gee, 7, 50, 106, 129, 213, 217, 218, 222, 224. 
George, 94, 119, 120, 156, i!9. 

( Geerisb, 161, 176, 182, 191, 220, 221. 

\ Gcrish, 173. 

( Gerrish, 107, 116, 126, 173, 196. 
Gibbins, 2:!4, 239. 
Gibbond, 2-5, 229. 

SGibbson, 30, 34, 101. 
Gibson, 6, 34, 59, 107, 116, 126, 173 183, 196, 
204. 
( Gibbs, 22, 29, 44, 62, 71, 74, 102, 107, 187, 

222, 225, 229, 242, 234. 
(Gibs, 39. 
Gidney, 190. 

Gilbert, 44, 85, 116, 126, 145, 165, 186. 
"Gill, 84, 87, 99, 12.% 138, 154, 155, 163, 183, 
20\ 209, 210, 217, 219, 2'20, 222, 224, 225, 
229, '231, 232, 233, 237, 238, 239, 242 
Gillc, 21-2. 

i"Gillara,41, 74, 84, 85. 
| Gillum, 27. 
Gimson, 139. 
Glander, 27. 
t Gloucr, 16, 25, 67, 213. 
) Glover, 154, 229. 
i Goff, 23 J. 

} Goffe, 137, 139, 173, 183, 222, 237. 
Gold, 67, 229. 
Gooch, 230'. 
Gooding, 211,213. 
Goodwin, 221, 229, 239. 
Goodwxie, 59, 101, 108, 130, 177, 186, 195, 

196, 200, 204 208, 210. 
Gookin, 228. 
Goose. 30, 34, C9, 46, 52, 59, 86, 73, 77, 101, 

116, 126, 129, 165, 1W1, 199. 
Gosse, 156. 
j Gouge, 210. 



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Gouldtnge, 88. 

Gourdinge, 99. 

Graford, 219, 220. 

Grafton, 55. 

Grant, 83, 91, 99, 101, 205, 213, 222, 224, 226. 

I Gray, 207. 

| Grey, 2 1 7. 

< Green, 20, 217, 219, 220, 225, 226, 234, 235,236. 

< Greene, 74, 85, 91, 99, 101, 113, 145, 173, 182, 
( 204, 207. 

Grecnhill, 200, 239. 
f Green leaf, 228. 
J Greenleafe, 212 
] Greenlifo, 145. 
tGrenlcefc, 43. 
( Grccnough, 83, 91, 94, 95, 100, 116, 138, 229. 

< Greeny we, 73. 

( Grcnough, 213. 

{Greenwood, 52, 59, 08, 85, 101, 125, 144, 145, 
146,148, 14'.), 152, 153, 156,160, 162,163, 
1C4, 1G5, 166, 168, Iv6, 210, 220, 243. 
Grecncwood, 143, 144, 147, 148, 159. 
Grenn, 34. 
Grecnnorth, 234. 
Gretian, 204, i'07. 
Grey, see Gray. 

iOrlddlle, 15'J. 
Gridlcy, 1, 2, 5, 44, 52, 66, 116, 117, 127, 143, 
159, 183. 
Gridlie, 63, 72, 74, 81, 87, 88, 108, 137, 178. 
182. 
Gridly, 3, 13, 18, 19, 323, 28, 33, 34, 88, 39, 
I 52, 81, 138, 155, 223, 229, 243. 

< Griffcn, 67, 81. 

) Oriffine, 102, 199, 208. 
) Grigga, 1S8, 1C8, 225, 229, 233, 236, 239. 
| Grigs, 108, 165. 
Grisc, 196. 
Grome, 24. 

Groose, 7, 15, 18, 21, 25, 30, 35, 143. 
f Gros, 214. 
J Gross, 2. 

1 Grosse, 27, 41, 44, 60, 68, 76, 87, 83, 95, 100, 
I 110, 118, 138, 155, 197. 
Grouer, 43, 95, 101. 
Grub, 20. 
Grubb, 14. 
Guinn, 208. 
Gwin, 214, 220. 
j Gutteridge, 204, 207. 
I Guttridge, 239. 
Guy, 84. 

Habcll, 4. 
Ilaberfcild, 168, 177. 

( Ilabelton, 67. 

? tlabcleton, 43. 
llaeburne, 16. 
Haile, 12. 
Hall, 88, 169, 178. 
Hulscy, 195. 
Ilambline, 205. 
Hamilton, 16. 

( Ilamien, 143. 

| Ilamlinc, 38, 127. 
Ilamond, 42. 
Hampton, 94. 
Ilanniford, 129. 
Harden, 43. 
Ilarkcr, 59, 68, 74, 85, 129. 

( Harod, 213. 

I liar rod, 211. 

Harris, 1, 52, 74, 80, 01, 98, 108, 109, 115, 145, 
154, ir>5, 159, 173, 183, 188, 204, 207, 112, 
216, 217, 222, 223, 225, 243. 
Harrison, 72, 81, 91, 99, 100, 101, 103, 138. 
Ilnrrod. sec Ilarod. 
Ilarvy, 188. 
Hanvood, 143, 173, 199, 202, 210, 220, 

illascc, 32. 
llaaoy, 86, 91, 02, 145, 154, 186, 191, 204, 
217, 218, 220, 222, 223, 233, 235. 
Has*y, 6, "1, 214. 
Hazy, 0, 31. 



Hastingc, 80. 
Brackens, 211. 
Haugh, 10. 
ILiwes, 88. 

f lluwkings, 54, 88, 179, 191. 
J Hawkins, 22, 23, 26, SO, 35, 41, 48, 53, 54, 
1 5'.', 60, 88, 90, 94, 96, 121, 125, 146, 159, 
k 173, 174, 184, 191, 200, 206, 213. 
llayman, 10, 11, 16, 17, 37. 
Hay ward, luO, 122, 156, 165, 168, 189. 
Hazy, sec Hasee. 
Hcauc, 204. 
Heath, 218. 
Hebert, 143. 
Hclewell, 84. 

Henchman, 94, 95, 226, 229. 
Henley, 101. 
Ilcriat, 37. 
Ilersey, 173. 
Hett, 11, 64. 
Hewen,176,204, 207. 
Ilewos, 215. 
Hey don, 217. 
Higg, 80. 

Highway, 13, 15, 18, 22, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 
34, 36, 37, 45, 47, 63, 65, 66, 71, 77, 78, 85, 
95, 106, 112, 114, 115, 118, 119, 120, 122, 
124, 129, 135, 141, 150, 195, 198, 218, 221, 
223, 227, 230, 2J2. 
Highway, Comon, 12. 
New, 22. 
Old, 224. 

Town, 27, 103, 223. 
Hilgison, 111, 135, 136. 
Hiliiard, 147, 203, 207, 243. 
Hillier, 234, 239. 

Hill, 4H, 52, 59, 66, 77, 91, 99, 101, 122, 125, 
143, 147, 150, 164, 168, 177, 181, 186, 195, 
196, L'S, 199, 201, 207, 211, 212, 213, 214, 
230, 234, 239. 
Hill, Dill's, -.33. 
Centric, 119. 
Clay, 113. 
Cotton, 232. 
Fort, 22, '27, 36, 38, 53, 62, 81, 91, 100, 

119, 244. 

Fox, 29, 49, 113, 118, 119. 
Powder Horn, 63, 167, 221. 
Rocky, 41. 
Tuttle's, 233. 
Winden.il!, 118, 119. 
( Hincheman, 30, 94, 95. 

Hinchman, 212, 
( HincUsman, 131, 139, 140. 
I llinkmans, 57, 63, 67, 84, 130, 132, 137, 139, 
( 145. 
Hingham, 112. 
Hiskitt, W. 
Hitchborn, 221. 
Hitt, 64, 195. 
Hoarc, 138, 168. 
( Ilobbie, 199. 
I Hobby, 229. 
Robert, 143. 
Hoby, 210. 
Holand, 239. 
Holebrooke, 147, 
( Hollmes, 2:14. 
| Holmes, 139, 152, 236,243. 
Holgraue, 47. 
Holioake, 205. 
Holioke, '-'37, 238, 239, 243. 
Holyoke, 236. 

f Uollaway, 93, r6, 173, 191. 
J Holloway, 77, 137, 138, 165, 199, 205, 208, 
1 210,21:5. 
I Holoway, 183, 196, 229. 
( IIollowcl, 234. 
I Hollowcll, 239. 
Hollyday, h7. 
Holman, 156. 
Iloloway, sec Hollaway. 
Holwell, 126. 
Holyoke, see Holioake. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



251 



Homer, 143. 
Homes, 143, 156, 159. 
( Honnywell, 211. 
\ Ho no well, 214. 
( Honywell, 207. 
Hoppen, 68. 
Ilouchin, 46, 50, 164. 
Hudehon, 13, 15. 

Hudson, 20, 21, 25, 27, 29, 34, 35, 39, 41, 46, 
48, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 64, 66, 68, 74, 76, 
80, 83, 87, 91, 92, 95, 99, 100, 107, 109, 
110, 112, 116, US, 120, 121, 127, 128, 1-30, 
131, 132, 137, 1:38, 139, 140, 145, 148, 154, 
156, 159, 165, 173, 179,182, 183, 191, 196, 
197, 199, 205, 208, 209, 210, 218, 220, 222, 
226. 

Hudsonn, 30, 34. 
Hudsonne, 39. 
Hufe, 213. 

Hull, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 49, 55, 59, 
60, 61, 66, 70, 74, 78, 131, 132, 139, 145, 
153, 164, 166, 167, 169, 170, 182. 
Hunlock, 215. 
Hunt, 44, 64, 85, 112, 173, 177, 185, 191, 204, 

207, 222, 223, 225, 229, 232, 233, 236. 
Hunter, 40. 
Kurd, 59. 
Husse, 199. 
f Hutchenson. 

J Hutchesonne, see Hutchinson. 
J Ilutchcaon. 
(.Hutchinson. 
Hough, 126, 129. 
Houfchine, 38. 
House South Meetinge, 207. 
Howard, 36, 58, 85, 107, 114, 138, 140, 171, 173, 
177, 178, 183, 185, 189, 191, 193, 194, 204, 
207, 222. 
( How, 20, 24. 
J Howe, 145, 156. 
Howen, 86, 112, 116, 127, 137, 143, 154, 159, 

165, 173. 

Hubbard, 112, 176, 215. 
Hubbert, 27, 148. 

fHuchinson, 60, 52,68, 69, 74, 75, 76, 78, 84, 
85. 8, 87, 89, 91, 94, 116, 117, 118, 119, 
120, 121, 122, 123, V.'4, 125, 126,1-27, 128, 
129, 131, 132, 135, 136, 137, Ia8, 139, 140, 
141, 142, 143, 145, 147, lf)3, 154, 155, 156, 
157, 159, 160, 162, 163, 164, Irto, 166, 16*. 
169, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 182, 
183, 185, 187, 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 
197, 200, 203, 209, 219, 223, 232. 
Hutchenson, 31, 32, 36, 40, 46, 47, 69,60, 62, 

63, 66, 72. 

Hutchesonne, 15, 20. 
Ilutcheson, 25, 28. 

Hutchineon, 1, 6, 86, 150, 151, 185, 209, 214, 
224, 226. 



Indies, West, 162 
Inglish, 52, 101. 
\ Ingoldsby, 37. 
I Ingolsbey, 81. 
Ingraham, 207, 234, 239, 244. 
Ingram, 40, 59, 77, 78, 80, 101, 104, 105, 108, 

204, 223. 
lorns, 35. 
Ipswich, 148, 149. 

f Ireland, 4, 30, 69, 63, 66, 74, 85, 91, 99, 101, 

107, 116, 117, 137, 144, 166, 167, 192, 201, 

^ 204, 210, 214, 221, 222, 223, 226, 233, 

235. 

(.Irland, 234. 
Island Cherry, 233. 

(Deare, 169, 174. 
] Deere, 14, 18, 177. 
( Deer, 177. 
Long, 14, 34. 
Ranceford, 14. 
Road, 102. 
Bpectackle, 34. 



( Jacklin, 217, 234, 239. 
) Jaekline, 107, 138, 141. 
Jackson, 1, 18, 36, 76, 87, 95, 96, 102, 139, 

159, 204, 207, 234, 239. 
Jacksone, 139. 
Jamaica, Io9. 

James, 14, 47, 48, 49, 52, 59, 66, 74, 85, 91, 99, 
108, 117,127, 138, 140, 141, 143, 144, 155, 
159. 

Jarvis, 145, 170. 
Jay, 26. 
Jebson, 101. 
J JcffuricB, 199, 201. 
j Jeffrey, 28. 
Jenkins, 235. 
( Jepson,66, 234, 239. 
J Jipson, 17. 
Jeseon, 85. 

Johnson, 2, 3, 60, 67, 68, 76, 77, 87, 88, 99, 
106, 107, 130, 139, 143, 149, 165, 186, 204, 
235, 239, 244. 
( Joliffe, 43. 

\ Jollife, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 39, 40, 43. 
Jowlift'e, 53. 

Joyliffc, 6, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 
49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, f>6, 57, 58, 59, 
60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 
73, 74, 75, 76,, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 
86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, P3, 95, 96, 97, 98, 
99, loo, 102, 103, 104, 107, Io8, 109, 111, 
112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 
122, 12.3, 125, 126, 127, l-,'8, 129, 131, 132, 
135, 136, 137, 13S, 139, 140, 141, 143, 144, 
146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 155, 
156, 157, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 
166, 163, 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 175, 176, 
177, 178, 179, 182, 183, 188, 189, 191, 192, 
19.3, 194, 196, 197,198, 199, 200, 202, 205, 
206, 208, 209. 

Jones, 3-J, 43, 68, 64, 73, 76, 87, 100, 147. 
Joy, 10C>, 112, 121. 
\ Jud, 217. 
Judd, 208, 213. 



Kay, 177. 
Kayne, 118. 

Keane, 7, 68, 95, 109, 120, 128, 139, 145, 156. 
| Keates, 191, 205, 221, 225. 
I Keats, 229. 

Keayn, 50. 

Kc-ayne, 5, 46, 48, 60, 66, 67, 76, 80, 91, 100, 



Kebby, 34. 
Keeling, -J34. 

( Keen, 216, 217, 220, 229, 234, 243. 

t Keene, 60, 87, 118, 145. 
Kcitrh, 119. 

Kclli n,222, 
Kellond, 85. 
Kelly, 129. 

j Komball, 50. 

| Kemble, 114, 130. 
Kt-mp, 36. 

Kent, 24, 27, 28, 41, 48, 54, 60, 66, 68, 76, 78, 
87, 100, 109, 116, 118, 128, 139, 145, 204, 
207, 215. 
Kcyne, 162, 207. 

( Kibble, 165. 

I Kibby, 46, 137, 154, 159. 

{ Kilbe, 213. 
Kilbee,217. 

( Kilby, 226. 

t Kilcup,199. 

I Klllkup, 24. 
Kindrick, 214. 
Kine,207,2ll. 

I King, 80, 215. 

( Klnge, 119, 120. 

( Knonlatid, 211. 

I Kneland, 211. 

Knight, 18, 87, 39, 40, 43, 46, 73, 78, 80, 83,0% 
99, 103, 108, 102, 171, J73, 



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(Xak, 43. 

Lake, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16, 17, 18, ]9, 20, 21. 22, 23, 24, 25, 
26, 27, 28, 2., 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 
38, 39, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 
63, 64, 66, 67, 63, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 
75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 85, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 108, 109,111, 
115, 1-29, 149, 161, 152. 
Landon, 35. 

Lane, 1, 5, 56, 97, 93, 113, 154, 176, 185, 234. 
Lane, Black Horse, 230. 
Cony's, 113. 
Fort, 72. 
Hudson's, 179. 
'Prison, 113,233. 
( School House, 199. 
J Schoolhous, 217. 
Langdon, 204, 205, 207, 229, 243. 
Langley, 90. 
Langworthy, 95. 
I Largin, 143. 

} Largine, 108, 117, 127, 138, 155. 
Larkinge, 177. 
Laughton, 120. 
Lawrence, 203, 207. 
Lawson, 221. 
Lawton,94. 
Lay ton, 119. 
J Leach, 22. 
j Leech, 87. 
Leachtield, 127. 
Leader, 7, 15. 
( Leatherland, 5, 10, 19. 
| Letherland. 19. 

{Leaueritt, 22, 23, 24, 29. 
Leueret, 49, 57, 63, 75, 81, 84, 86. 
Leuerett, 14, 20, 64, 68, 75. 
Leveret, 43, 57, 81, 82, 93, 123. 
Lee, 178, 230. 

( Legg, 114, 199, 202, 203, 219. 225, 228, 230, 
I 232. 

( Legge, 222, 223, 225. 
Lewis, 17, 18, 22, 26, 31, 58, 102, 177, 196, 199, 

2-16, 238, 244. 
Lidgcl, 52, 89, 104, 105. 
Lifcrd, 115. 
( Lillie, 69, 70, 199. 
| Lilly, 53. 
Llndall, 154. 

{Lind, 135, 229, 230. 
Linde, 12, 74, 75, 112, 128, 154, 158, 161, 167, 
169, 173, 176, 184, 186, 237. 
Linds, 227. 
Lin, 28, 47, 60, 86, 94, 117, 144, 167, 192, 214, 

223. 

Line, 25. 
Linn, 10, 32, 47, 48, 60, 92, 94, 117, 119,' 120, 

121,145,167. 
Linnc, 77. 
Litchfcild, 128. 
Littlefeild, 94, 96. 
I Lloyd, 154. 
Loyd,225. 
(Loell.l. 

? Lowell, 37, 53, 123, 183, 220. 
( Lowle, 20. 
London, 134, 150. 
( Long, 130, 243. 
I Longe, 147, 209. 
Lord, 149. 
Luddon, 87. 
Luscombe, 185. 
Luynd, 181. 

( Lynd, 210, 213, 219, 224. 
\ LynrU-, 2, 3, 12, 236, 238, 239, 242, 243. 
( Lynde, 228. 
( Lyn, 8, 235. 
{ Lyne, 7, 8. 
( Lynn, 2, 8, 235. 
( Lyon, 2-V 191. 
I Lyons, 35. 



( Macartie, 85. 

( Maccarty, 227. 
Mackarta, 214. 
Mackdaniells, 114. 
Malain, 2<J8. 

(Maiden, 25, 28, 32, 60, 86, 87, 91, 92, 102, 
117, 1 19, 145, 167, 192, 201, 214, 223, 235, 
Makline, 31. 
j Maline, 212, 229. 
( Malync, 239. 

Man, 4o, 60, 84, 208, 229, 239. 
| Mann, 152,204,205. 

Maningc, 140, 141. 
\ Manninge, 137. 
Manly, 234. 
Mansfeild, 120. 
Marblehead, 96, 107, 126. 
Marion, 217, 218, 219, 220, 222, 225, 226, 228, 
229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 235, 237, 238, 239, 
243. 

Marsh, The, 77, 139, 178, 212, 215,225. 
Marsh, Rumley, 40. 
Rumly, 212. 
llutnncy, 158, 231. 
Rummy, 1, 5, 6, 12, 14, 20, 21, 24, 25, 
28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 39, 43, 44, 
46, 47, 51, 5'2, 57, 59, 60, 63, 66, 
68, 73, 74, 80, 85, 86, 90, 91, 92,- 
96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 107, 114, 
lift, 116, 117, 125, 126, 136, 137, 
139, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 148, 
154, 158, 159, 161, 163, 165, 167, 
170, 172, 173,177, 182, 183, 186, 
187, 188, 18J, 191, 192, 195, 196, 
198, 199, 201, 203, 204, 205, 208, 
20i, 210, 212, 217, 218, 220, 221, 
222, 225, 226, 229, 232, 233, 234, 
239, 240, 243. 
Rumy, 30, 31, 32. 
Marsh, Salt, 6, 29. 

'Marshall, 8, 2*. 40, 41, 46, 56, 70, 77, 80, 
84, 94, 116, 117, 119, 120, 138, 141, 
155, 143, 159, 166, 168, 174, 183, 192, 
197, 200, 201, 206, 211, 217, 218, 226, 
229. 

Mashall, 43. 
arshfeild, 199. 
( Martin, 217, 222. 

I Marline, 37, 121, 128, 139, 145, 156. 
Maryland, .4. 

f Mason, I, 40, 41, 45, 46, 51, 55, 56, 85, 99, 

10<, 116,117, 121, 127, 138, 145, 104, 156, 

( 100, 168, 174, 175, 184, 191, 196, 207, 210, 

211,213, '214, 217, 228. 
IMassun, 14, 21,34, 39. 
Massachusetts Bay, 164. 

Colony, 196. 
Mather, 27. 
J Mathews, 217. 
I Mathewes, 154, 198, 199. 
f Matocke, 204. 
Mattock, 33, 100, 221. 

Mattocke, 33, :>2, 66, 74, 80, 87, 95, 96, 99, 
108, 110, 117, 118, 127, 138, 139, 145,166, 
192, 207, 211, 2-20. 

I Mattockes, 133, 143, 155, 159, 174, 206. 
I Mattocks, 85, 91, 159, 173, 183, 197, 200, 
L 200. 
Watson, 17, 56, 53, 80, 81, 87, 88, 95, 100, 102, 

181. 

Mattick, 22. 
Mattson, sec Matson. 
( Mauerick, 14. 

j Mauerickc, 47, 60, 94, 99, 101, 117. 
( Mauricke, 60, 92. 
( Maulden, see Maiden. 
I Mankling, 

Maxwell, 143, 154, 159, 165, 173, 183, 191, 196, 
199, 210, 213, 217, 220, 222, 225, 229, 234, 
239, 243. 
May, 20, 91. 
May lam, 219. 
Mayo, 57. 



INDEX or NAMES. 



253 



iMear, 214. 
Meares, 217, 220, 232, 239, 243. 
Meere, 88, 91. 
Meeres, 53, 154, 161, 165, 203, 207. 
edlield, 74. 

f Medlecot, 91, 165, 173, 197, 199, 200. 
I Medlecote, 198. 
1 Medlc-cott, 196, 203. 
LMiddlecot, 221. 
Melyen, 220. 

Meriam, 52, 126, 137, 173. 
Merriam, 126, 173. 

Miriam, 46, 85, 91, 101, 106, 143, 144, 146, 
147, 148, 152, 159, 165, 166, 173, 175,177, 
183, 191, 196, 199. 
Merian, 52, 149. 
Merrian, 30. 
Mirian, 205, 209. 

{Merion, 105, 126, 210. 
Merrion, 208. 
Meryon, 210, 211, 212, 213, 
Mirion, 199, 204, 209, 210. 
Mcricke, 207. 
Mirecke, 211, 214. 
Miricke, 214. 

( Messenger, 4, 213. 

j Messengr, 197. 
Mettield, 123, 128. 
Micoe, -20. 
Middle-cot, see Medlecot. 

( Middlcton, 127, 138, 143, 166. 

? Midleton, 117, 127, 155, 159, 174, 183, 192. 
Midleborowe, 90. 
Miles, 56, 57. 
Mill, 78, 230. 
Mill Stream, 214, 216. 
Millard, 64. 
Milldam, 29. 

( Millar, 80, 128. 

| Miller, 11, 214, 229. 

( Milles, 11. 

) Mills, 11, 125,167. 
Millins, 96. 
Milton, 58, 119. 

J Minot, 217, 222, 225, 234, 239. 

I Minott, 70. 
Mir ram, 152. 
Misticke, 47. 
Moline, 186. 

I Molina, 51. 

) Mollins, 56. 
Monfort, 73, 106. 
Monings, 149. 
Monke, 139, 145, 156, 203, 207. 

( Montfort, 83, 90, 97, 106, 117, 139. 

{ Mountefort, 193. 

( Mountfort, 97, 106, 139, 185, 193, 219, 226. 
Moody, 189, 219, 220. 

( Moor, 212. 

} Moore, 14, 20, 34, 37. 

( More, 40, 74, 90, 96, 97, 101, 116, 143, 154, 
155, 156, 159, 165, 174, 178, 183, 196, 204, 
207. 

Morean, 217. 
Morphews, 67. 

( Morrell, 34. 

1 Morrill, 101. 
Morris, 24. 

( Mortimer, 125. 

I Mortimore, 203, 209. 
Mory, 229. 

( Moseloy, 156. 

/ Moslcy, 66, 145. 
Mosse, 59, 85. 

( Mountefort, see Montfort. 

( Mountfort, 
Moulton, 5. 
Muddy, 1-12, 209. 
Mulbery, 200, 206. 
Mullins, 80. 
Munford, 184. 

( Musaey, 52. 

\ Mussy, 30. 

( Mussye, 25. 



Mylam, 22, 33. 
Myles, 37. 



Narramore, 159, 166, 183, 192, 19T, 200. 

Narromore, 174. 

Nash, 58, 85, 88, 121, 127, 146, 195. 

Natick, 23. 

Naylor, 33. 

Neale, 100, 110, 116, 118, 128, 139, 145, 156. 

Necke, The, ill, 212, 218, 223, 241. 

( Ncedam, 154, 177. 

\ Needame, 183. 

(Needham, 91, 101, 107, 111, 119, 135, 136, 

139, 166, 174, 191, 192. 
Negur, 211. 

Negus, 14, 66, 80, 100, 101, 138, 143, 145, 156, 
159, 183, 197, 200, 204, 206, 211, 244. 

( Neuil, s-0. 

| Newell, 37. 
Neuis, 98, 102. 

I Nevis, 102. 
Newball, 94. 

< Newgate, 3, 4, 221, 225. 
I Newgatt, 167. 

Newport, 58. 

New Town, 235. 

Newtowi.e, 47. 

Niccols, 213, 

Nichols, 23. 

Nicholes, 191. 

Nicholls, 235. 

Nicols, 221. 
Nicholson, 107. 

( Noakes, 74, 145, 154, 182, 186, 205, 207, 221. 
| Nokes, 214. 

j Nordcn, 7, 30, 46, 63, 68, 95, 145, 171. 
} Nordon, 76, 87, 91, 100, 109, 118. 
North Battery, 36, 170. 
North Buryingc Place, 140. 
North Meeting House, 154, 
Norton, 55, 6 ', 72, 87, 95, 100, 110, 118, 128, 

139, 217, 220, 229. 
Nottle, 58. 
(Nowel,92.. 

< Nowell, 38, 40, 44, 64, 90, 164, 169, 181, 183, 
( 189,191. 

Noyse, 88, 91. 
Nubery, 235. 



Oadley, 168, 210. 

Oadline, 101, 162. 

OaUes, 196. 

( Obbison, 177. 

| Obison, 126. 

( Ockenton, 11. 

I Ockington, 12. 

Odlin, 1. 

Oke, 13. 

Olford,210. 

f Oliver, 5, 6, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 
56, -215, 218, 219, 221, 222, 223, 228, 229, 
233, 235, 237, 238, 239, 242, 243. 
Olliver, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 
15, 16, 17, '23, 26, 50. 57, 93, 95, 98, 114, 
115, 116, 117,118,120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 
125, 150,151,152. 

Olluier, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24, 
25, 30, "A, 36, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 
49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, C6, 57, 58, 59, 
60, 61, 62, 63, 61, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 
74, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 
89, 90, 91, 92, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 
103, 104, 107, 10S, 109, 111, 112, 114, 115, 
117, 126, 130, 131, 132, 139, 151, 159, 175, 
182 183, 191, 196, 212. 
Olluir, 63, 69. 
Olluirs, 139. 

Oluicr, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 
27, 23, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 
39, 40, 43, 44, 46, 53. 

Orchard, 17, 103, 122, 123. 

( Orrice, 162, 188. 

| Orris, 162, 221. 

Osborne, 77. 



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Ouerman, 70, 71. 
Oxenbridge, 57. 

Packe, 30, 122. 

Packer, 159, 166, 174, 183, 192. 
Paddy, 33. 
( Page, 48, 50. 
J Paig, 221. 

( Paige, 66, 84, 85, 100, 101, 194, 195. 
Paine, 66, 73, 101, 107, 109, 156, 173, 185, 203, 

2u4, 210. 

Payne, 1, 126, 145. 
Palmer, 48, 109, 219, 220. 
l Parckman, 212. 
| Parkman, 170, 176, 185, 200. 
Parham, 117, 127,183. 
i Park, 18. 

> Parke, 13. i 

(. Parks, 12, 13. 
Parker, 38, 50, 56, 63, 72, 89, 92, 102, 108, 109, 

118, 143, 196, 235. 
Parkus, 13. 
Parminter, 107. 
Parram, 59, 66, 74, 91, 99, 138, 143, 155, 159, 

160, 174, ]92. 

Parsons, 46, 101, 145, 177, 185, 204, 207. 
Pascataqua, 96, 128. 
Pascoe, 68. 
Pasmore, 155, 159. 
Pasture, Night, 233. 
Payne, see Paine. 
Peacoke,91. 

f Pearce, 99, 139, 143, 183, 215. 
J Pears, 220. 
] Pearse, 243. 

iPeirce, 173, 183, 196, 197, 201, 204, 207. 
i Pearepoint, 12. 
? Pcarpoint, 13. 
( Peirpont, 13. 
Peas, 14, 34. 
i Peck, 6, 192, 221. 

} Pecke, 25, 52, 59, 73, 84, 87, 91, 99, 101, 107, 
I 115, 1:59, 192, 205, 226. 
Pecker, 168. 
Peeke, 66. 
( Pegg, 67, 85, 91, 99. 
| Pegge, 234. 
Peggies, 130. 
Pegey, 216, 225. 
Pell, IS, 77. 

Pemberton, 5, 37, 46, 85, 116, 139. 
Pemmerton, 34, 39. 
Pence, 207. 
( Pen, 6, 19. 
) Pcnn, 15, 32. 
Penny, 145. 
Penny man, 66,205. 
Perce, 53, 213. 

Perry, 6G, 84, 110, 118, 130, 139,168, 170, 200, 204. 
Persons, 211. 
Philips, 12. 

Philips, 6, 19, 23, 28, 33, 34, 41, 45, 47, 53, 
77, 88, 95, 101, 120, 141, 198, 203, 205, 208, 
209, 218, 219, 224, 226. 
Phillops, 211. 
Phipany, 145. 
Phipinye, 33. 

Phippany, 76, 87, 89, 95, 100, 139. 
Phippeny, 76. 
Phippinye, 33. 
Phipps, 21tf. 
I Picket, 148, 184. 
Plckett, 6, 7, 11, 19. 

Pickeram, 85, 91, 117, 127, 138, 143, 155, 159. 
) Pickram, 59, 127. 
Piggott, 155. 

Pincheon, 83, 91, 92, 143, 144. 
Pirkis, 232. 
Pitts, 225. 
( Plat, 179. 
j Platt, 66. 
( Platts, 229. 

j Plumer, 154, 17^, 196, 204, 211, 243. 
| Plumr, 145. 



Plymouth, 98. 
Pococke, 72. 

{Point Puland, 32. 
Puline, 32. 
Pulling, 31. 
Pullinge, 115. 
Point Windemill, 119. 

Pollard, 1, 2, 7, 15, 21, 25, 30, 35, 37, 41, 48, 
fi4, 60, 68, 76, 87, 95, 99, 100, 110, 118, 128, 
139, 145, 156, 203, 204, 207, 220, 234. 
Pond, Great, 29. 

Pond Mill, 29, 34, 55, 78, 178, 224. 
( Pool, 228 

) Poole, 84, 85, 88, 119, 147, 154. 
Porchmouch, 188. 

( Porter, 5, 60, 101, 118, 139, 145, 156, 177. 
| Portr, 58. 
Pownding, 228. 
Poy tinge, 68. 
( Prat, 215, 217, 222. 
) Pratt, 102, 167, 210, 229, 233, 234, 235. 
Preist, 102. 
Price, 94, 96. 

( Procter, 79, 220, 226, 234, 239. 
) Proctor, 217. 

Prout, 84, 159, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 168, 
169, 170, 171, 173, 175, 177, 178, 179, 182, 
183, 184, 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 
196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 202, 204,205, 206, 
208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214,222,223, 225, 
229, 232, 233, 235, 237, 238,239, 240, 243. 
Proute, 171. 
Publace, 93, 145. 
Puglace, 87. 
Purchase, 40. 

Quine, 212. 
Quinsey, 165. 

Radford, 54. 

Raineford, 1, 6, 10, 38, 46, 62. 

Kanceford, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18, 
19, 20, 21, 2'J, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43. 

Rannsford, 8. 

Kanseford, 26. 

Ransford, 225. 

Raynford, 50. 

Raynsford, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 
60, 51, 52, 68, 74, 75, 76, 86, 91, 97, 98, 

110, 111, 125, 128, 135, 137, 140,143,150, 
151, 152, 155. 

Rand, 64. 

Randolph, 186, 190, 191 

Ranger, 211. 

Ratt, 80. 

Rawlins, 45, 77, 79, 125, 197. 

Rawson, 38, 44, 47, 67, 84, 104, 106, 112, 143, 

168, 17J, 177, 1S3, 191, 200, 205, 206, 207. 
Raymant, loO. 
Rayner, 25. 
Raynolds, 101. 
Raynsford, see Ralnsford. 
Raysford, 49. 
1 Read, 10, 11, 138, 159. 
| Rende, 6, 37. 
f Rending, 214, 233, 235. 
I Readinge, 94, 120, 142, 145, 167, 192, 201. 
] Reading Hounds, 237. 
( Reading Line, 235. 
( Rcanolds, 20, 25, 30. 
j Reynolds, 59, 91, 137, 147, 155, 160, 207. 
Remington, 2. 
Rice, 17, 37. 

Richards, 24, 26, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 
47, 48, 49, 50, 51 , 52, 53, 64, 65, 56, 57, 68, 
69, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 
To, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 
83, 85, 89, 91, 96, 97, 98, 100, 103, 107, 110, 

111, 112, 113, 116, 121, 122, 123, 126, 130, 
131, 132, 133, 137, 138, 139, 140,145, 150, 
151, 152, 167, 170, 176, 183,185,191, 226. 

ichardson, 88. 
Rider, 96, 128. 
Ryder, 80, 90, 94. 



INDEX OF NAMES. 



255 



Rldgell, 211, 220. 
Ridghill, 207. 
Ridle, 80. 
River, Charles, 70. 
' Mooddie, 145. 

Muddy, 1, 2, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 20, 
21, 24, 25, 29, 30, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 
44, 45, 46, 51, 52, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 
63, 64, 66, 68, 70, 73, 74, 75, 80, 81, 85, 
87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 
107, 108, 109, 114, 115, 116, 118, 124, 125, 
126, 127, 136, 137, 139, 141, 142, 143, 
148, 154, 156, 158, 159, 161, 163, 165, 
170, 172, 173, 175, 177, 183, 184, 186, 
187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 196, 198, 199, 
200, 201, 203, 204, 205, 208, 210, 212, 
213, 217, 218, 220, 222, 227, 229, 230, 
234, 235, 236, 239, 240, 242, 243. 
South, 201. 
Rix, 128, 185. 
Roades, 149. 
( Robarts, 210. 
I Roberts, 165, 217. 
Robe, 210. 

( Robie, 165, 183, 191, 196, 204, 205, 207. 
| Roby, 225. 

Robinson, 88, 99, 125, 130, 145, 185, 220. 
( Rock, 53, 54. 

I Rocke, 26, 36, 53, 66, 85, 137. 
Rogers, 16, 17, 200, 222, 228. 
Rolfe, 102. 
Rootes, 149, 160. 
Rosse, 23, 53. 
< Rouse, 196, 197, 201, 205. 
f Rowse, 189. 
Rowlison, 207. 

Roxbury, 1, 5, 7, 13, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 35, 37, 
40, 41, 45, 55, 56, 57, 60, 75, 86, 99, 127, 
166, 175, 198, 201, 214, 223, 235, 236. 
Roxbury Gate, 56, 57, 75, 213. 
Royal, 230, 243. 
Rucke, 8, 75. 
Rue, 214, 221. 

( Ruggles, 59. 130, 143, 155, 159, 166, 192, 236. 
| Uugles, 174, 184. 
Rumuy, 126. 
Russell, 80, 88, 102, 141, 153,161,163,188,212, 

222, 225,238,239. 
Ryder, see Rider. 
Ryall, 59, 221. 



(Baffin, 160, 175, 180, 181,184. 
{ Baffin e, 93, 107, 128, 135, 141, 147, 157, 158, 
( 160, 163, 164, 167, 168, 171, 179, 186. 
Sale, 155, 159, 167, 178, 197, 200, 205. 
Salem, 65, 94, 114, 182. 
Salisbury, 130. 
Salt, 80. 
( Baiter, 54, 68, 76, 107, 116, 126, 173, 196, 210, 

215, 220, 243. 
( Saltr, 60, 68. 
Salvaclge, 10. 
t Sammees, 20. 
? Bammes, 25. 
( Sammies, 15. 
Sammon, 30, 34, 35, 39. 
Samways, 46. 
Sandersonne, 14. 
Sanclrs, 90, 162. 
Sanford, 52, 59, 107. 
Sapato, 146. 
f Sauadge, 12, 13, 14, 15, 27, 59, 97, 99, 101, 

103, 107. 

I Sauage, 20, 24, 30, 34, 39, 43, 46, 52, 53, 60, 
62, 66, 68, 69, 71 , 72, 73, 74, 75, 78, 84, 89, 
91, 102, 103, 107, 108, 113, 116, 126, 128, 
I 132, 145, 159, 167, 185, 192, 212, 213. 
Saaeage, 131. 

Savage, 1,5,6, 46, 74, 13 1 . 135, 137, 140, 142, 
145, 168, 177, 207, 214, 217,219, 220, 222, 
224, 225, 227, 242, 244. 
Savailge, 10, 103. 
Saveage, 145. 



Saunders, 152. 
Savine, 144. 
Saxton, 159, 210. 
Scally, 215, 221. 
Scarlitt, 24. 
Scate, 40, 116, 139, 213. 
Scolly, 208. 

(Scotto, 33. 
Scottow, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,22,23,24,25,26, 
27,28,29,30,33,34,35,36, 38, 39, 78. 183. 
Scottowe, 2, 116. 
j Skottow, 110. 
tSkottowe, 111. 
I Search, 189. 
I Serch, lol. 
Seaver, 70. 
Sedgwicke, 127. 
Segar, 1 37. 

Sendall, 6, 105, 117, 126, 127, 138. 
Serch, see Search. 

( Sergeant, 54, 137,141, 173,176, 197,200,202, 
J 205, 206, 2 13, 220, 2*3, 226, 230, 231, 232. 
1 Sergent, 210. 
(.Serjeant, 85,113,137. 
Serle, 125, 126, 143. 
{ Bewail, 160, 168, 177, 186, 221. 
\ Sewell, 213,221, 228, 229, 232, 233, 235, 238, 
( 241, 242, 243. 
Sexton, 56, 87, 95, 100, 109, 118, 128, 139, 145, 

175, 191. 

Seywall, 127, 160, 163. 
Seywell, 143. 
Seyward, 116. 
Shakleton, 90. 
( Shaller, 195, 221, 229. 
J Shallr, 106. 
( Shaplie, 96. 
| Shaply, 94. 

Sharpe, 70, 74, 80, 92, 125. 
Shaw, 14, 80, 101, 143, 159, 174, 192, 197, 

214, 221. 

Shawe, 116, 154, 166, 174, 184, 200. 
Sheaf, 213. 

\ Sheafe, 116, 117, 148, 197, 200, 205, 206, 210, 
Shelson, 80. 
Shelston, 222, 226. 
Shelstone, 229, 234, 239, 244. 
( Shepard, 239. 
I Shcppard, 13. 
Shepcot, 215. 
j Bhcpcott, 127, 183. 
Shephcard, 130. 
Sheppen, 84, 85, 131, 137, 169. 
Sherrard, 244. 
Sberren, 234, 243. 
Sherrerd, 239. 
Sherrin, 228. 
j Shipperee, 218. 
) Shipperry, 229. 
Shore, 121. 
Shrimpton, 33, 73, 77, 79, 115, 174, 177, 219, 

224, 226, 233. 
Sigsworth, 123. 
Bihie, 98. 
Simkins, 178. 
j Simpson, 52, 243. 

I Simson, 52, 126, 154, 168, 173, 191, 205, 224. 
( Skarlet, 46, 64, 73, 91, 92, 120, 121, 129. 143, 

154, 159, 165, 173, 183, 191. 
( Skarlett, 126. 
Skate, 56. 
Skcite, 45. 
Skiner, 207. 
Skinner, 62. 
Skottow, see Scottow. 
Skottowe, see Bcottow. 
Slater, 52. 
Sleg, 221. 

Smith, 4, 12, 19, 20, 30, 36, 40, 47, 52, 69, 60, 

66, 71, 73, 74, 76, 80, 85, 87, 89,90, PI, 94, 95, 

99, 100, 101, 104, 105, 109, 112, 117, 118, 

120,121,125,127,128,130, 138, 139,144, 

. 145, 156, 162, 165, 167, 173, 184, 186, 191, 



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192, 196, 199, 201, 204, 205, 207, 211, 213, 
217, 222, 224, 225, 230, 233, 
Snell, 135. 
Snelling. 229. 
Snossall, 52. 

) now, 21, 25, 27, 30, 35. 

) Snowe, 41, 48. 

t Soames, 221. 

| Somes, 80. 
Bolter, 212. 
Bory, 229. 
Bowter, 58. 

Sparry, 104, 110, 118, 128, 139, 156. 
Bpencer, 107. 
Spowell, 15,67,78. 
Springfeild, 107. 
Bquire, 55, 183, 186, 191, 192. 
Btacie, 177, 184. 
Bladder, 39. 
Staines, 149. 

I Stanberry, 172, 

J Stanbery, 78, 172. 

( Stanbury, 116, 140, 154, 172. 

| Stanlie, 106. 

( Stanly, 34. 

Starr, 36. 

Btebbins, 204, 208, 216, 217. 
Stedman, 6, 13, 18, 23, 24, 30, 107, 154, 178, 

217, 222. 
Steed, 96, 

(Steephen, 90, 139,204. 

Steephens, 65, 66, 90, 139, 204, 207. 
1 Steeuens, 13, 89. 
Bteevens, 236. 

tSteuens, 1,89. 
Btocker, 1, 5, 52. 

f Btodard, 4. 

{Stoddard, 113, 123, 126, 131, 132, 133, 137, 
141, 142, 147, 155, 157, 160, 166, 177, 199, 
202, 203, 206, 213, 222, 223, 227, 228, 229, 
230, 231, 2 32, 233, 236, 240. 

iStodderd, 227. 

( Stoddar, 46, 52, 56, 59, 63, 65, 66, 72, 73, 78, 
84, 89, 90, 97, 98, 103, 107, 116. 

( Stodder, 26, 29, 34, 38, 50, 58. 

I Stone, 44, 64, 76, 83, 162. 

) Stonne, 12. 
Story, 143. 

8toughton,29,190, 217. 
Stover, 234. 

Stride, 197, 200, 207, 211J214, 220. 
Sudbury Street, 3. 
Suffolk, 150. 

i Sumner, 170, 173, 183. 

t Bumnr, 145. 
Sunderland, 98, 99. 
Button, 55. 
Swamp, 18. 
Swamp Cedar, 2. 

i Swasey, 114. 

}fiwaze,211. 

f Swazie, 207. 

4 Sweet, 56. 

}Sweett,39. 

( Sweette, 36, 83, 101, 129. 
Swetman, 130. 
Swift, 5, 25. 
Bwit, 6. 
Syder, 87. 



Talbye, 35. 
Talmage, 23. 
I Tappine, 39. 
JTappinge.66,101. 
Tarleton, 88. 
Taverne Salutation, 214. 
Tayler, 52, 228. 

Taylor, 4, 18, 38, 44, 45, 49, 51, 53, 54, 74,92, 
93, 112, 117, 132, 138, 149, 154, 168, 179, 180, 
181, 208, 210, 211,213, 214, 215,216,217, 219, 
222, 223, 225, 229, 231, 234, 239, 240, 243. 
Taylour, 5. 

Taylr, 85, 87, 88, 123, 138, 206, 209. 
Tayr, 59, 64. 



J. 1 

li 



Tay, 225, 229, 231, 232, 233, 235, 237, 

242, 243. 
Tempell, 183. 
Temple, 14, 18, 138, 139, 155, 159, 166, 174, 

186, 192, 194. 
Thare, 199. 

Thatcher, 57, 184, 207, 208. 
| Thiwing, 164. 
I Thwinge, 129. 

Thomas, 4, 7, 10, 21, 60, 83, 219. 
I Thompson, 38. 
( Thomson, 57, 74. 
Thornbcrry, 228. 
t Thorneton, 101. 

J Thornton, 154, 196, 199, 202, 209, 212, 214, 
( 216, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222, 229. 
Thrasher, 229, 243. 
Thredneedell, 23. 
( Thurston, 107. 
I Thurstone, 59, 101. 
Tilly, 227. 
Timberlegs, 58. 
Ting, 20, 33, 38, 67. 
Tinge, 142. 
te, 117. 
Tomlins, 48. 
( Tompson, 57, 58. 
| Tomson, 52, 57. 
( Torrey, 210. 
\ Torrie, 205. 
( Tory, 145, 159, 222. 
Tout, 229. 

V Towers, 127, 145, 196, 203. 
) Towres, 53, 137, 139, 156, 173, 20T. 
Towersly, 94, 96. 
fTownend, 46. 

Townesend, 126. 
I Townsend, 48, 73, 126, 137, 139, 143, 145, 

1166, 167, 168, 175, 177, 183, 184, 185, 186, 
191, 192, 195, 196, 198, 199, 201, 202, 205, 
206, 209, 2 lO, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 218, 
219, '220, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 228, 230, 
231, 232, 233, 234, 238, 239, 241, 243, 244. 
l Toy, 145, 156, 183, 192, 222. 
( Toye, 154. 
Training Place, 48. 
I Trauis, 166. 

j Travis, 143, 155, 159, 174, 183, 192. 
Trcuas, 34. 
Treeby, 1'23. 
Trevs, 152. 
Trott, 204, 207. 
Trotter, 68. 
Tucker, 108, 116, 117, 127, 137, 138, 143, 154, 

166,173,174,183,192. 
Tuckerman, 138, 143, 155, 159, 166, 174, 184, 

192, 197, 200, 207, 211, 214, 220. 
Teudall, 64. 
Tudor, 87. 

f Turcll, 108, 100, 122, 135, 143, 165, 174, 178, 
182, 183, 191, 196, l'J7, 200, 206, 210, 213, 
218, 220, 234, 209. 

Turill, 107, 111, 112, 113. 114, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 1-JO, 121, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 
132, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 
144, 146, 147, 148, 152, 153, 155, 156, 159, 
160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 
169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 
182, 183, 185, 188, 189, 1'Jl, 192, 193, 194, 
195, 106, 198, 199. 

Turine, 79, 83, 99, 100, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 
149. 

{Turner, 2, 10, 11, 21, 28, 31, 35, 41, 48, 54, 
60, 6S 72, 75, 76, 91, 95, 99, 109, 118, 122, 
128, 1-29. 220, 229, 234. 
Tnrnr, 87, 96, 99, 100, 109, 118, 139, 145, 173, 
185, 191. 
fTutle, 218, 223. 

Tnttill, 2. 

< Tuttle, 7, 8, 25, 31, 32, 40, 60, 107, 165, 205, 
| 217, 218, 220, 22J, 225, 22, 229, 233, 238, 
1. 239, 243. 
Twinge, 140. 
Twist, 130. 



I 



INDEX or NAMES. 



257 



Tyllie, 11, 34. 
( Tyng, 5, 182, 190. 
] Tynge, 1, 57, 80, 93, 109. 
( Tynges, 80. 

Upshall,2,6,15, 21, 25, 30, 37, 41, 48, 54, 60, 68, 
76, 87, 95, 97. 

Usher, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 
27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 
39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 
53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 
65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 
78, 79, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
100, 107, 127, 130, 149, 150, 151, 152, 187, 
188, 189, 190, 194. 

Ushier, 5. 

Vaker, 96. 
Vane, 40, 56, 75. 
Varney, 119. 
Veatch, 218. 
Veering, 217. 
Veirne, 210. 

i Verine, 205. 

| Veringe, 55. 
Vernon, 204. 
Virginia, 77, 121. 

( Vpsall, see Upsall. 

( Vpshall, see Upshall. 

| Vsher, see Usher. 

( Vshier, see Ushier. 

VyalJ, 15, 21, 25, 30, 35, 41, 48, 54, 60, 68, 71, 76, 
87, 95, 100, 109, 118, 128, 129, 139, 144, 
145,156,207. 
Vynall, 8. 
Vyrall, 203. 

Wadsworth, 204, 205, 222. 

( Wait, 222. 

) Waite, 24, 49, 74, 92, 174. 

( Wakefeild, 91, 125, 176, 183, 185, 191, 220, 
229. 

( Wakefield, 191, 229. 
Wakeham, 22. 

( Waldron, 138. 

| Waldrone, 137. 

Walker, 20, 28, 36, 55, 62, 85, 91, 99, 101, 102, 
109, 116, 126, 137, 138 145, 165, 172, 177, 
181, 184, 191, 199, 201, 205, 206, 209, 210, 
214, 217, 218, 219, 222, 223, 225, 229, 231, 
223, 233, 236, 239, 243. 
Walk Rope, Harrison's, 72. 

( Walley, 219. 

I Wally, 99, 101, 130, 132, 140, 141, 145, 147, 

( 157, 243. 
Walter, 196, 204. 

( Ward, 15, 18, 21, 77, 79, 80. 

I Warde, 18. 

( Wardall, 15, 21, 25, 30, 35, 41, 48, 54, 60, 

I 68, 76, 87, 95, 100, 139, 145, 171. 178, 208. 
\ Wardell, 2, 7, 205. 

\ Ward'l, 128. 

t Wardner, 123, 183, 191. 

\ Ward'nr, 123. 
Ware, 220. 

Warner, 229, 234, 244. 
Warren, 50, 56, 62, 72, 79, 83, 85, 89, 98, 101, 

103, 106, 113, 123, 182. 
Waters, 55, 232. 
Water Mills, 29, 34. 

( Watkins, 99, 101, 204, 215. 

? Walkings, 207. 

{Way, 4, 6, 59, 68, 76, 80, 83, 90, 108, 117, 
139, 144, 145, 156, 166, 167, 185, 192, 196, 
204, 207, 221. 
Waye, 167. 
Wayes, 97. 
Wear, 234. 
( Web, 215. 

? Webb, 3, 7, 107, 157, 197. 
Webster, 16, 21, 25, 146, 149, 164, 178. 
( Weeden, 21. 
I VVeeddine, 15. 



Weighmouth, 147. 
( Welcomb, 231. 
| Welcome, 80, 199. 
Weld, 12, 1C. 
Welden, 121. 
Wclsted, 239, 
f Wenesem't, 60, 145. 

Wenesm't, 75, 109, 115, 128, 140. 
<( Winesemct, 182. 

Winisimett, 5. 
t Winnetsemet, 32, 47. 
Wentworth, 217, 222, 229, 234, 236. 
Wesenduncke, 172. 
West, 176, 177. 
Weswall, 50. 
Whalie, 90, 125. 
Wharf, Gill's, 163. 

Gillam's, 84. 
Vyall's, 144. 
Wharfe, Bendall's, 214. 
Halsell's, 51, 55. 
Hinchman's, 95. 
Peck's, 214. 

Skarlet's, 71, 79, 81, 83, 96, 123. 
Wharton, 66, 74, 92, 93, 117, 149, 158, 186, 

190. 

t Wheeler, 95, 109, 118, 121, 128, 139, 145, 
| 156, 168, 199, 207, 226. 
( Wheelr, 100. 

( Whetcombe, 59, 60, 61, 84, 116, 117, 127, 130. 
( Whetcome, 45, 138. 
Whight, 53, 211. 
Whitall, 25. 

White, 1, 12, 13, 17, 21, 34, 35, 37,40, 46, 53, 
59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 70, 75, 89, 91, 94, 95, 
99, 101, 107, 116, 124, 126, 127, 137, 143, 
154, 156, 175, 183, 197, 200, 201, 207, 214, 
220, 221, 236, 239, 243. 
Whitemors, 235. 
Whiterage, 216, 217. 
Whittamore, 144, 201. 
Whittingham, 52, 225. 
( Whittwell, 2, 7, 15, 30, 36. 
! Wh'itwell, 21, 33, 44, 49, 74, 104, 105, 118. 
Wier, 239, 243. 
Wildglase, 181. 
Wilkins, 99, 237. 
Wilkinson, 94, 96. 

Williams, 1, 3, 19, 56, 66, 67, 74, 80, 96, 102, 
114, 115, 116, 119, 121, 167, 172, 173, 201, 
206, 211, 212, 214, 234, 239, 242. 
Willes, 182. 
Willet, 102. 

Willis, 1, 30, 45, 66, 74, 78, 91, 99, 107, 108, 
127, 13S, 143, 155, 159, 165, 166, 167, 168, 
169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 
178, 179, 182, 183, 187, 188, 189, 191, 192, 
193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 202, 205, 222, 229. 
( Willsheer, 8. 
I Willshire, 7. 

Wilmot, 87, 118, 139. 
I Wilmott, 128, 145, 156. 
Wilson, 61, 221, 243. 
Winchester, 23, 45, 52, 73, 107, 116, 124, 126, 

139, 159, 199, 217, 220, 222, 223, 243. 
Windmill, 5, 19, 45, 163. 
Winesemct, see Wenesmt. 
Wing, 37, 135, 167, 176, 185, 211, 213, 221, 236. 
Winge, 66, 101, 109, 118, 128, 139, 145, 156, 
172, 173, 174, 203, 207. 



Winscome, 122. 
Winsley, 83. 
Winslow, 234. 

Winsor, 68, 76, 87, 95, 100, 110, 118, 128, 139, 
140, 145, 149, 156, 169, 173, 178, 183, 204, 
205, 207, 217, 222. 

Winthrop, 32, 60, 179, 206, 210, 233, 239. 
Winthropp, 32. 
Winthrup, 31, 32. 
Wintrop, 143, 171, 190, 195, 198, 198, 199, 

202. 
Wintrope, 60, 143. 



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Wise, 73. 

( Wissall, 26. 

j Wiswall, 1, 6, 18, 46, 48, 50, 70, 110, 111 , 137, 

( 154, 159, 162, 167, 177, 192, 201, 220, 226. 
Withal), 165, 173, 183, 191, 196, 197. 
Wittall, 159. 
Wittamorc, 94, 117, 144. 
Wizall, 24. 
Wolkcr, 212. 
Wood, 40, 77, 78. 
Woodcock, 7, 24. 

( Wooddio, 79, 80, 100. 

J Wooddy, 79, 93, 103. 

| Woody, 99. 

( Woodmancy, 30, 39, 60. 

\ Woodmansey, 74, 84, 101, 114, 117,120, 131, 

( -137, 145, 149, 150, 151, 152, 156, 204. 
Woodward, 77, 218, 220. 
Woody, see Wooddie. 
Worner, 239. 
Woster, 143. 

( Wright, 20, 54, 60, 68, 128, 207, 215. 

{ Write, 76, 87, 95, 100, 109, 118, 139, 145, 156, 

( 203. 
Wybourne, 53. 
Wyllys, 213, 218. 



Yorke, 125. 

Yorke, New, 80, 102. 



SURNAMES OJOTTKD. 



Catherne, 12. 
Joseph R., 102. 
Peter, 96. 



NEGROES. 



Angola, 146. 

( Jeremiah, 197, 214. 

< Jeremie, 207. 

( Jeremy, 200. 
Will, 214. 



Josiah, 177. 
Sachem, 171. 



INDEX OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



Almshouse, 7, 24, 45, 60, 122, 157, 158, 174, 
186, 189, 213, 223. '{Same as Workhouse. 
See p. 186.) 

Anchor, found, 3. 

Apprentices indentured, 7, 28, 87, 67, 146. 

Assessors, first choice of, 219. 

Assistants, 177, 195. (See also Deputies.) 

Bacon's rebellion, 121, 122. 
Bakers, 156. 
Barbadoes, 55, 96, 123. 
Battery, the, 162. 

north, 36, 114, 170. (See Fort, Forti- 
fication.) 

Beach at Rumney Marsh, 233. 
Beacon, 11. 

Bell-ringing, 22, 90, 97, 154, 200, 201. 
Bellmen, orders to, 11, 18, 23, 28, 32, 38, 44, 

50, 56, 63, 72, 79, 89, 103, 104, 113, 123. 
BendalPs dock, wharves and waste land be- 
longing to, 150. (See also Cove, Dock 
and Wharve*.) 

Bill's hill at Rumney Marsh, 233. 
Births and deaths, Register of, 220. 
Black horse lane, 230. 
Blew bell, the, 77, 79. 

Boston, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 20, 24, 25, 28, 
30, 34, 35, 39, 40, 41, 43, 46, 47, 50, 
51, 52, 53, 56, 57, 59, 60, 63, 65, 66, 
67, 68, 72, 73, 74, 76, 78, 80, 8'2, 83, 
85, 90, 91, 93, 94, 97, 99, 102, 105, 
107, 111, 112, 115, 116, 117, 119, 
120, 122, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 
12-., 136, 137, 139, 140, 141, 142, 
143, 144, 147, 148, 150, 151, 152, 
153, 154, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 
162, 163, 164, 166, 168, 169, 170, 
172, 173, 175, 177, 181, 182, 183, 
185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 
192, 195, 196, 198, 199, 200, 201, 
202, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 
212, 213, 214, 215, 217, 218, 219, 
220, 222, 223, 225, 226, 227, 228, 
229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 
236, 237, 238, 239, 241, 243. 
petition to Governor and Council 

for relief, 190. 
Bounds of lands, selectmen to settle certain, 

193. 

leased to Wm. Blantan, 2. 
grant to Capt. Thos. Sav- 

adge, 13. 
grant to Gridlie and Allen, 

for wind-mill, 5, 10, 19. 
James Burgis, grant, 17, 130. 
Henry Alline, grant, 20, 21. 
Gen'l Leverett, 22. 
Bartholomew Thredneedel, 

23. 

James Webster, 25. 
Bartholomew Cheever, 25. 
Richard Bellingham, 27. 
land and marsh at Fox Hill, 

29. 

Peter Olliver, let to, 36. 
John Joliffe, let to, 43. 
land at Muddy river, 45. 



Bounds of lands, Henry Phillips, 45. 

widdow Wilfia (Mrs Johu. 

Man), 45. 

William White, 53. 
Edward Miles, let to, 58. 
Samuel Davis, 60. 
between John Scarlet and 

Thos. Overman, wharves, 

highway granted by Richard 

Pecke's wharf, 87. 
Carver's wharf, 87, 88. 
Gill's wharf, 87, 88. 
Samuel Scarlet's wharf, 92. 
Francis Hudson's wharf, 92. 
between Wm. Holloway, 
Stephen Butler, and John 
Datforne, 93. 

between John White, Wm. 
Grecnough, and Daniel 
Henchman, 94. 
John Sutherland, sr., 98, 99. 
Henry Phillips, 120. 
Francis East, 121. 
Thomas Baker and David 

Kelly, 129. 
Eliachim Hutchinaon, part of 

dock, 131, 137. 
Thomas Berry and John 

Vyall, 144. 
David Chaffine, 146. 
John Woodmansey (Ben- 

dall's dock), 150, 152. 
Joshua Winsor and widow 

Joyce Hall, 169. 
North Battery, 170. 
Joshua Winsor, Joyce Hall, 

and Pilgrim Siinkins, 178. 
Theodore Atkinson and 
Humphrey Luscombe, 185. 
Thomas Pecke and Elisha 

Cooke, 192, 193. 
John Cole, 193. 
TheophilusFrary, let to, 22o. 
School-house and ways at 

Cotton Hill, 223. 

Braintree, 27, 29 57, 61, 62, 68, 103, 104. 
Brick kilns, 17, 34, 55. 

making,!, 13, 52. 

Bride's brook , 8, 47, 94, 119, 214, 223, 235. 
Bridge, the, 77, 79. 
mill, 31. 
draw, 4, 69, 70, 77, 102, 147, 188, 221, 

237, 238, 239. 
foot, 8, 92. 

over dock's mouth, 74, 75, 117. 
on the marsh (common), 212. 
town commons and waste lands, 75. 
at Muddy river, 37. 
at Sexton's mill, 56. 
Building, liberty to erect, 207. 

wooden, fine for erection, 174. 
dangerous, 37. 
material, 130. 
Burial-place, 27, 60, 138. 

old, ?4, 108, 140, 234. 

new, 4, 60, 114, 120, 204, 234. 



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Buttresses In highway, 35. 

By-laws, 221, 242, 244. (See Penal orders.) 



Cage, 218, 219. 

Cambridge, 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 15, 21, 23, 29, 35, 
40, 41, 60, 61, 75, 89, 99, 127, 
154, 156, 175, 201, 214, 235. 
new, 214. 

Candle-making, 36. 
Cape Ann, 135. 

Carts, 44, 53, 59, 63, 66, 74, 85, 99, 107, 197. 
Casks, firing of, 40. 
Castle, 29, 45. (See Fort.) 
Causeway, 26, 64, 65. (See also Ways.") 

near IJalsell's wharf, 55. 
1 Raynsford's house to North Bury- 
ing place, 140. 
on Rumney Marsh, 28. 
Cedar swamp at Muddy River, 2. 
Cellar doors, 29, 63, 96, 141. 
Gentry hill, 10, II, 119. 

haven, 230. 
Chandlers, 215. 
Channel, 38, 123, 152. 

Charlestown, 47, 57, 60, 78, 91, 94, 96, 117, 
144, 166, 192, 201, 214, 223, 235, 238. (See 
also Ferry, Mistick.) 
Charter, 164. 

Cherry Island, at Rumney Marsh, 233. 
Chimneys, firing of, 12. 

defective, 12, 18, 37, 40, 51, 56, 80, 

90, 104, 105, 189, 201. 
sweepers, 191. 

Church, first, 225, the old, 148, 149. 
second, 125. 
third, 125. (See also Meeting- 

house.) 

Cistern at the dock, 172, 173. 
Clark of the writs, 100, 103, 130, 197. 
Clay hill, near Fox hill, 113. 
Clock, town, 44, 58, 81, 92. 

at first meeting-house, 99, 138, 

201. 

at north meeting-house, 138, 170. 
College (Harvard), delinquent subscribers 

for, 125. 

Common, 1, 3, 8, 11, 16, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 31, 
35, 48, 49, 52, 54, 57,62,68, 69, 71, 
75, 76, 86, 88, 112, 114, 118, 119, 
120, 121, 122, 146, 197, 202, 204, 
208, 212, 227. 
turf, earth or clay, penalty for 

digging, 118. 
well in, 122. 
shore, 96. 
on Fort Hill, 22. 

at Muddy River, 2, 13,29, 40,52, 61, 
64, 68, 69, 70, 81, 92, 102, 108, 109, 
115, 118, 124. 
Commons or waste lands, 2, 48, 62, 68, 75, 86, 

89. 

timber, 2, 57. (See also Lands.) 
Conduit, 20, 38, 44, 66, 92. 

from well near Thomas Brattle's, 

to dock, 172, 173, 174. 
Connecticut, 62. 
Coole, Mrs., estate, legacy, 36. 
Cooper trade, 39. 
Cotton hill, 2:32. 

Council, 79, 104, 105, 106, 112, 119, 126, 130, 
186, 187, 188, 190, 193, 195, 213, 
230. 

of safety, 196. 
Country and County rates. (See Rates. ) 

Treasurer, 96, 97, 98, 102, 112, 113, 

114, 122, 125, 130, 136, 140, 142, 148, 

153, 157, 158, 163, 170, 171, 172, 178, 

181, 189, 194, 197, 203, 205, 208, 209. 

County Commissioners, 65. 

Treasurer, 5, 15, 20, 24, 29, 34, 39, 
46, 52, 58, 65, 73, 85, 91, 98, 107, 116, 
126, 137, 142, 155, 159, 160, 166, 174, 
175, 176, 184, 194, 202, 206. 



Courts, ordinary and extraordinary, 5, 14. 
of Assistants, 45. 

Election, 127, 128, 142, 166. (See 

also Gen. Court.) 
County, 15, 35, 43, 55, 58, 64, 68, 

72, 76, 77, 80, 81, 87, 88,90,94, 
95, 96, 98, 100, 102, 103, 104, 107, 
109, 116, 118, 121, 123, 125, 127, 
128, 129, 130, 139, 145, 146, 1&>, 
167, 172, 174, 176, 178, 179, 186, 
189, 197, 203, 204, 207, 209, 210. 

Quarter Sessions, 215, 218, 238. 
Cove, the, 1, 16, 17, 179, 180. (Same as Ken- 
dall's dock. Seep. 150.) 
between the Sconce and Scarlet's 

wharf, 82, 83. 
Covenant between Chris. Parker and Wm. 

Hudshon, 13. 

Cows on the Common, 3, 8, 15, 21, 32, 35, 36, 
40, 47, 54, 60, 69, 71, 75, 76, 86, 208, 
212. 
Creek, the (Mill?), 77, 147, 178. (See also 

JUill Creek.) 

between Charlestown and Boston 
(South river or Chelsea creek?) 47. 
Creeks, " any," 69. 

belonging to the marsh (common), 

212. 

Crier, town, regulations, 30, 108. 
Curriers, 215. 
Customs dues, 73, 122, 123. 

Damerice coue, 94. 
Davis, William, legacy, 114. 
Deaths and births, Register, 220. 
Dedham, 11, 47, 94. 
Deer island, 14, 18, 169, 174, 177. 
Deputies or Representatives to General 
Court or Assembly, 5, 13, 20, 24, 
26, 29, 34, 38, 39, 46, 52, 58, 65, 

73, 77, 84, 90, 98, 107, 116, 126, 
128, 133, 134, 137, 142, 145, 155, 
159, 160, 166, 168, 174, 175, 184, 
185, 195, 196, 202, 206, 210, 215, 
216, 218, 221, 223, 228, 230, 236, 
242. 

instructions, 6, 15, 17, 20, 24, 26, 
48, 110, 111, 128, 133, 134, 135, 
142, 160, 177, 243, 244. 
to Court of Elections, 142. 
shire, 26. (See also Assistants, 

Courts, Genera/ Court ) 
Disorders, Committee on preventing, 231. 
Dock, the, 3, 4, 66, 75, 93, 113, 117, 127, 146, 
164, 169, 171, 172, 178, 179, 180, 193. 
Bendall's (same as above?), 185. 
Woodmansey's interest in, 49, 50, 60, 

61; settled, 150,152. 
portions granted to Eliachim Huch- 

inson, 131, 137, 138, 169, 170. 
John Phillips', 33. 
Scottow's, 78. 
Atkinson's, 119, 122. (See 

" Bridges.") 
Dogs, 212, 227. 
Dorchester, 58, 87, 128. 
Drains, Thomas Rawlin's, 45. 
Arthur Mason's, 51. 
John Needham and Engerman Hilgi- 

son's, 135, 136. 

Thomas Clarke, into the dock, 178. 
between Arnold's and Welcomb's 

wharves, 231. 

main, head of Hudson's lane up the 

street to John Foye's well, 179. 180. 

through Hudson's lane to the dock, 

179, 180, 181. 
Drawbridge. (See Bridge.) 

Elections, town, conduct of, 20, 21. 
Commissioners, 18, '28. 
Magistrates and County Treas., 
conduct of, 58. 



INDEX or PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



261 



Elections at Muddy River, 46, 74, 191. 

Rumney Marsh, 46, 74. 
Engine. (See Fire.) 
England, 123, 125, 148, 160, 195. 

Fences, encroaching-, 36. 

to be pulled down, 211. 
Ferry, the, 8. 

Charlestown, 114, 119. 

Winnisimet, 115, 140, 148, 182, 208, 

209,215,221,233,239. 
Fines. (See Penal Orders.) 

for not providing ladders, to col- 
lect, 28. 

imposed on Francis Smith, 4. 
Wm. Woodcock, 7. 
widow Thomas (remitted), 10. 
Nath. Milles and Thos. Alline, 11. 
Wm. Cotton, John Bumstead, 

Zachary Philips, 12. 
John Hayman, Symon Rogers, 
Joshua Rice, John Lewis, John 
Jipson, Robert Orchard, 17. 
Clement Grosse, 18, 27. 
Wm. Hawkins, 22, 23. 
Robert Wakeham, 22. 
Martine Kent, 24. 
John Glander, Capt. Savage, John 

Cottie, Samuel Emmens, 27. 
James Landon, Joseph Davis, John 
White, Clemmant Sammon, Ste- 
ven Brace, Thomas lorns, 35. 
John Starr, 36. 
George Nowell, 38. 
Wm. Hableton, 43. 
Daniel Stone, 44. 
Anthony Chickley, 45. 
Joseph Nash, 58. 
Edward Creecke, 74. 
Isaac Goose, 77. 
John Pincheon, 92. 
Paul Batt, 95. 
Benj. Gibbs, 102. 
Thomas Smith, sr., 118. 
Wm. Obison, Francis Cooke, 126- 
Alex. Caiman, 126, 127. 
Robert Sedgwicke, 127. 
Wm. Dawes, Ambrose Dawes, 

James Hawkins, 146. 
Robt. Hilliard, John Davis, 147. 
John Budge, Edward Cowell, 148. 
John Holmes, 152. 
John Homes, 156. 
John Hay ward, 168. 
Thomas Larking, 171. 
Thomas Baker, jr., 174. 
Richard West, 177. 
Thomas Walker, 177; remitted, 184. 
Henry Ernes, John More, Samuel 

Engs, John Marsh, 178. 
Wm. Hawkins, sr., Thomas Baker, 

sr., Thomas Plat, 179. 
Jonathan Dawes, James Hawkins, 

184. 

Anthony Howard, 193. 
Capt. Benj. Davis, 208. 
Fire, the great, 58. 

Mr. Anderson's house, 64. 

Mrs. Oliver's brew-house, 71. 

the late, at the North End, 104, 108, 

111, 112, 113, 114, 130, 135, 149. 
James Everett or Everell and dau. 

Manning, houses, 137, 140. 
the last great, 141. 
Mr. Sheafe's house, 148. 
the late (ne; r the ^ock), 164, 168, 169. 
John Cole's house, 193. 
the late, 216. 

security from, 79, 82, 130, 132, 187. 
engine, care and custody, 161, 162, 164, 

188. 

company, 125. 
house, 188. 
apparatus, 132. 



Fire, water for, 56. 
buckets, 56. 
ladders, 28, 105. 
Flats, 3, 16, 38, 56, 79, 81, 88, 95, 97, 93, 144, 

163, 169, 223, 225, 226. 
from Sconce to Sam'l Scarlet's wharf 

disposal authorized, 79. 
subscription and agreement for wall or 

wharf on, 81,82, 83, 84. 
Football playing, 115. 
Footway. (See Ways.) 
Fort, 119, 202. 

Fortifications, 9, 64, 80, 82, 160, 208, 216, 
223, 224, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 241. (See 
also Battery, Castle, Sconce.) 
Fort hill, 22, 27, 36, 38, 53, 62, 81, 90, 100, 119. 

202, 244. 
lane, 72. 

Fox hill, 24, 49, 113, 118, 119. 
Funerals, hearse-clothes, 124. 

Gate in highway (Muddy River), 37, 109. 

(See Roxbury gate.) 
field, at Muddy River, 70. 
General Court or Assembly, 5, 6, 14, 15, 17, 
20, 24, '26, 29, 34, 38, 39, 46, 
47, 48, 52, 58, 65, 73, 77, 80, 
84, 90, 97, 98, 103, 106, 107, 
116, 119, 125, 126, 128, 133, 
137, 142, 143, 144, 145, 153, 
155, 159, 160, 166, 168, 169, 
171, 174, 175, 177, 179, 184, 
185, 202, 206, 210, 215, 216, 
218, 221, 223, 228, 230, 236, 
242, 244. 
not to surrender charter and 

privileges, 164. 

for Deputies, or Representa- 
tives. (See Deputies.) 
(See also Courts.) 
Governor, election, 177. 

house, 18. 

Grain, measurement, 116 
Grave-digging, 244. 

and coffin-making on Sun- 
days, 124. 
Great pond, 29. 
Guns, great, 9. 

Hampton, 94. 

Harvard College. (See College.) 

Hill by John Thiwing's land, 164. 

above Charlestown ferry, 119. 
Hog reeves regulated, 200. 
Horses, 8, 71, 75, 86. 
Hospital for soldiers and seamen at Fort 

Hill, 202. 
House, disorderly, 101. 

of Correction, 204, 241. (See also 

Almshouae, Workhouse.) 
Hucksters, regulations, 154. 
Hudson's lane, 179, 180. 

Indians, allowance for lands, 27. 

land and islands claimed by, 169. 
ratification of grant by, 177. (See 

also War.) 

Inmates, entertainment, regulations, 7. 
Ipswich, 148, 149. 

Irish provisions for sufferers by Indian war, 
107. 

Jamaica, 109. 

Jetties, height regulated, 8. 

Jurors, 45, 127, 152, 165, 167, 224, 230, 242. 

Keayne or Keane, Robert, legacy, 5, 7, 48, 
48, 50, 66, 67, 162. 

Lands. (See also Sounds, Common, Deer 
Island, Flats, Long Island, 
Ranceford's Island, Spectacle 
Island. 
delinquents for rents, 149, 211. 



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Landi, laid out in Boston, lists made, 158. 
encroachments to prosecute, 224. 
town ground, 8, 17, 35, 36, 52, 64,74, 

78, 81, 109, 124, 161, 171,218,219, 

222, 224. 

in the common, 1, 112. 
marsh, 6, 29, 69, 77, 86, 212, 215. 
at the dock, 146. 
near the cove, 17. 
on Fort Hill, '22. 
Beacon lot reserved, 11. 
on the hill below Mr. Cotton, 129. 
for school-house, Cotton hill or 

Prison lane, 232, 233. 
for free school; to be laid out (1,000 

acres), 22. 

at widow Nash's 146. 
at Roxbury gate, 56, 57. 

house, 75, 81, 211, 

213. 

near the fortifications, 241. 
where cage and watch-house stand, 

218, 219. 

wasteland, 48,60. 
at Rumney Marsh, 68, 69. 
at Muddy River, 45, 57, 62, 68, 69, 

124. 

laid out at Lynn, 47. 
at or near Braintree, common, 57, 61, 

62, 68, 69, 103, 104. 
at Braintree, allowance to Indians, 

for, 27. 

Indian grant, ratification, 177. 
use of, granted to Wm. Leatherland, 

19. 
Stanley's bequest (free schools), 

rent remitted, 33, 34. 
petitioned for Capt. Cullick re- 

fused, 6. 
David Chapine, re- 

ferred, 25. 
let or leased 

pits to Henry Bridgham, 2, 74. 

Thomas Batt, 35. 
to James Johnson, 3. 

Wm. Blantan, 2. 

t Gridley and Allen, 5 ; annulled in 

} part, 19. 

I Henry Alline, 20, 21. 

Joseph Belknap, 10, 224. 

Joseph Gridley, 13; relinquished 
and let to Alex Simpson, 52. 

Bartholomew Thredneedell, 23. 

Bartholomew Cheevres, 25. 

James Webster, 25, 146. 

Peter Oliver (near Fort hill), 36. 

Maj. Gen. Leverett (Fox hill and 
marsh), 29,49. 

John Joliffe, 43. 

Ann Carter alias Hunt, 112. 

James Whetcombe, 116. 

Joseph R , 102. 

Joseph Roote, 160. 

James Russell, 161. 

John Bolstone or Boston, 161. 

Joseph Belknap, 224. 

Theophilus Frary (south end), 
225. 

Joseph Cocke, slip between Up- 
shall's & Gee's wharves, 50; 

Wm. Phillips, old footway at Mill 
pond, 34; afterwards bo't by 
Eph. Savage, 224. 
exchanged 

John Alcock, 6, 29. 
Richard Bellingham, 27. 
Uriah Clarke, 124. 
Maj. Gen. Leverett, 22. 
Symon Lynde, 3. 
Henry Phillips, 28, 45. 
Wm. Phillips, 34. 



Lands, Edward Raynsford, 98. 
bought of 

Thomas Jay, 26. 
granted or sold to 

land and flats to abutters, 163. 

Henry Allen, 209, 210. 

James Burgis, sr. and jr., 14, 17, 130. 

Stephen Barrett, 14, 23. 

Free Grace Bendall, 34, 38, 154, 155. 

John Balentine, 209, 210. 

Dea. Bridgham, 209, 210. 

David Cbapine, 146. 

Samuel Davis, 48, 60. 

Benj. Emons, 130, 131. 

Richard Gridley, 53. 

mills (water), to select at Braintree, 

29. 

Edward Miles (for life), 56. 
John Newgate, 3. 
Capt. Thomas Savadge, 6, 13, 14. 
John Suuderland, jr., 98, 99. 
Robt. Turner et als, (at Muddy 

River), 2. 
Will Tayler, 38. 
Mary Willis, afterwards wife of John 

Man, 1, 45. 
William White, 53. 
James Whetcomb, 61. 
John Woodmansey, 49, 50. 
or Houses 1 
Owners 

John Andrews, h., 29. 

John Allcock, 1., 6, 29. 

Joshua At water, h., 40, 77, 78. 

Mr. Alcocke, 1., 56. 

John Acors, 1. (M.R.), 61. 

Mr. Anderson, h., 64. 

John Anderson, 1., 96. 

Henry Allen, 1., 118. 

Mr. Atkinson, 1., 122. 

Theo. Atkinson, 1., 119, 185. 

James Allene, h., 179, 180, 181. 

Henry Allen, h., 181. 

Bozoon Allen, h., 181; 1., 232. 

Ed: Allen, h., 181. 

David Adams, h., 221. 

Josep Adams, h., 221. 

Roger Adams, 1., 235. 

John Bateman, 1., 4, 102; h., 188. 
Mr. Brentons, 8. 
John Bumstead, h., 12. 
Mr. Bowines, h., 18. 
Bowen's ground, 52. 
Richard Bellingham, 1., 23, 27. 
James Burgis, 1..25; h., 164. 
Bartholomew Barnard, I., 27. 
goodman Brown (dec'd), h., 37. 
Richard Bradley, h., 37, 40, 56. 
Major Bourne, 1. (formerly), 38. 
Ed ward Barker, h., 40. 
Joseph Baster, h., 40. 
George Burrill, h., 40, 78, 80. 
Joseph Buckraaster, l.(M.R.) , 45. 
(children of), 1., 124, 236, 240, 

241,242,243. 

Edward Blake, shop, 56. 
Benj. Breem.shop, 56, 80. 
Thomas Boy Istone, 1. (M.R.),61. 
Thomas Berry, 1., 63, 71, 144. 
Sergt. Matbew Barnard, h., 65. 
Thomas Baker, h. and 1., 71; 

slaughter-house, 179, 181. 
Stephen Butler, 1., 79, 93. 
Nathaniel Bishop, h., 77. 
Mr. Bridgham, h. (?),77. 
Free Grace Bendall, 1., 38, 81. 
John Bull, 1., 88. 
Samuel Bennets, 1., 94. 
Paule Batt, h., 95. 
widow Pheby Blanton, 1., 98. 



1 (R.M.) Rumney Marsh. 



h. house. 



1. land. 



(M.R.) Muddy River. 



INDEX OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



263 



Lands or Houses 
Owners 

Josiah Belcher, 1., 98. 
widow Bastorr, 1., 106, 112. 
Henry Bowen, 1., (M.R.), 109. 
John Bradish, h. and 1., 115. 
Captain Brattle, 1., 121. 
Henry Bridgham (dec'd), 1., 122. 
Timothy Batt, h., 125. 
widow Blore, h., 171. 
Edward Brumfield, 1. and build- 

ing, 171. 

Thomas Brattle (dec'd), h., 172. 
Jarvis Ballard, h., 180, 181. 
Mr. Brattle, h., 181. 
Moses Bradford, h., 181. 
Benj. Bullivant, 1., 184. 
James Barton, h., 221. 
Samuel Burrell, h., 221. 
John Bay ley, h., 221. 
Richard Bazin, h., 221. 
Joseph Belknap, h., 224. 
Mr. Belknap, 1., 232. 
Bryants' field, 235, 237. 
Joseph Bill, 1. (R.M.), 233. 
James Bill, 1. (R.M.), 233. 

Ann Carter, alias Hunt, h., 12. 

William Cotton, h., 12. 

Mr. or Mrs. Collbourne, 1., 13, 

19, 22, 23, 27, 52. 
Elder Colburne, 1. (formerly of), 

224. 

Bartholomew Cheever, 1., 23. 
goodman Courser, h.. 26. 
John Comus, 1., 33. 
Mrs. Coole, estate, 36. 
Jeremiah Cushion,h.,37; 1., 121. 
Isaac Cullimore, 1., 37. 
Hugh Clarke, 1. (M.R.), 45. 
Griffin Craft, 1. (M.R.). 45. 
Robert Cox, h.,48;l.,96. 
John Cole, h., 51, 193. 
Moses Crafts, 1. (M.R.), 61. 
Clement Corbin, 1. (M.R.), 61. 
Josias Gobbet, sr., h., 70. 
Hercules Courser, 1., 72. 
Henry Cooley, 1., 75, 106; h., 80, 

formerly of, 176, 177. 
Thomas Clark, 1. (formerly), 75, 

106, 182, 184. 
John Cleere, sr., h., 78. 
Christopher Croe, h. or shop, 80. 
Robert Caruar, 1., 80, 87, 88. 
Anthony Chicklie, warehouse, 96. 
John Courcer, h., 100. 
Uriah Clarke, h. (M.R.), 124. 
Joseph Cocks, warehouse, 129. 
Mr. Cotton, 1., 129. 
John Cotta, h , 181. 
Richard Cheever, shop, 188; h., 

221. 

Elisha Cook, h., 192. 
John Coombs, h., 221. 
Ralph Carter, h., 221. 
Daniel Collins, h. 221. 
David Cops, 1., 224, 225. 
Mr. Coney, 1., 232. 
Thomas Cheever, 1. (R.M.), 233. 
Ezekiel Cheever, schoolmaster 



(house for), 244. 
oh 



Colmar's field (R.M.), 233. 
Church land, 84. 

goodman Devotions, h. (M.R.) ,13. 
Mr. Davis, 1., 35. 
Edward Davis, 1., 72. 
Edward Drinker, 1., 72; h., 100, 

103. 

John Dafforne, 1., 93. 
William Davis, 1. (M.R.), 109, 

131; late of, 137. 
Benjamin Davis, h. 111. 
William Dawes, h., 131. 



Lands or Houses 
Owners 

Jeremiah Dumraers, h., 147; 1., 

152. 

goodman Dosset, h., 148. 
Mrs. Dowden, shop, 188. 
Giles Dyer, h., 237. 

Jacob Eliat, 1., 29, 45, 98. 
Thomas Edsall, h., 37. 
goodman Edmonds, h.(R.M.), 86, 
91, 92, 117, 120, 145, 167, 192, 214. 
Deacon Eliott, h., Ill, 135. 
Francis East, 1., 121. 
Benj. Emons, 1., 130, 131. 
James Everett, h., 137. 
James Everell, h., 140, 141. 
William Everden, h., 216. 

John Farniseed, 1., 34. 
Nathaniel Fryar, 1. (formerly 

of), 64, 71. 

John Freeke, 1., 64, 92. 
Theophilus Freyrey, shop, 69; 

warehouse, 111. 
Benjamin Frankline, h., or shop, 

Henry Fanes (Vane?), h., 90. 
John Farnam, sr., h., 97; 1., 106, 

149. 

widow Feltch, h., 100. 
widow Field, h., 140. 
John Faireweather, warehouse, 

152. 

John Foye, h., 180. 
Jeremiah Fitch, h., 181. 
Giles Fyfield, h., 216. 
Gypson Fawer, h., 221. 
John Floyd, jr., h., 235. 

Governor's house, 18. 

Mr. Gibbs, 1., 22, 71. 

Samuel Grome, 1. (formerly of)> 

24. 
Capt. Benj. Gillam, 1. (near 

Fort Hill), 27, 1., 41. 
widow Garrett, h., 40. 
Peter Gay, h., 40. 
Robert Gibbs, warehouse (Fort 

Hill), 62 (dec'd), 187. 
Thomas Gardner, 1. (M.R.), 70. 
widow Griffin (late), h., 81. 
Richard Gridlie, 1., 72, 74, 81, 87, 

88. 

Joseph Gridlie, 1., 72. 
Richard George, h. (formerly 

of), 94 ;h., 94. 
Peter Gee, h., 106, 129. 
William Greenough, 1., 106. 
goodman George (Richard?), h., 

120. 
Symon Gates, h., 127, 156, 175, 

201, 214. 

Isaac Goose, 1., 129. 
John Gill (dec'd), 1. (lately) , 163. 
David Guinn, h., 208. 
John Gerrish , h., 221. 
Christopher Goff (dec'd), h., 237. 

Mr. Haughs, h., 10. 

Francis Hudson, 1., 24, 64, 92, 

120, 121. 
Eliakim Hutchinson, 1., 36, pas. 

ture 119; warehouse, 138, 193. 
widow Hunter, h., 40. 
Mr. Hammond, 1., 42. 
Capt. Win. Hudson, 1. (formerly 

of), 50, h., 80. 
Edward Hutchinson, 1. (for. 

raerly of), 50, 150. 
Mr. Hull, 1. (M.R.) ,70. 
Daniel Hinksman, 1., 63; h., 67. 
Eliphalet Hetts (Hitt?), 1., 195, 

warehouse, 71. 



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Lands or Houses 
Owners 

John Harrison, ropewalk, 72. 
William Halloway, L, 77, 93. 
James Hill, h., 77, 1., 122. 
Israeli Howen, 1., 86; h., and 1. 

(formerly of), 112. 
Wm. Hawkins, pasture, 88. 
Thomas Hawkins, h., 90. 
John Harris, b., 98. 
Robert Harris, h. (M.R.), 108, 

109. 

Engerman Hilgison, h., Ill, 135. 
Mr. Howard, h. and 1., 114. 
Wm. Hawkins, sr., 1., 121; 

slaughter-house, 179. 
Mrs. Hanniford, 1., 129. 
Anthony Barker (dec'd), 1..129. 
John Holbrook (of Weigh- 

mouth ),b., 147. 
Valentine Hill, 1. (formerly of), 

150. 
Richard Hutchinson, 1. (formerly 

of), 150. 

Joseph Homes, h., 156. 
Mr. Houchins, b., 164. 
widow Joyce Hall, 1., 169, 179. 
Samuel Howard, h. (formerly 

of), 178. 

John Hill, h., 181. 
Thomas Harris, shop, 188, 222; 

slaughter-house, 216. 
Thomas Hitchborn, h., 221. 
Joseph Hasey, 1., 233. 

William Ingram, h., 40, 77, 78. 
Henry Ingram, h., 80. 
William Ireland, h., 214, 223, 
235. 

Thomas Jay, 1., 26. 

Thomas Joy, 1., 106, 112 

John Jackson, h., 36. 

John Jolliffe, h., 43. 

James Johnson, h. (formerly of) , 

88. 

widow Jackson, h., 102. 
John Jarvis, h., 170. 
Roger Judd, h., 208. 

Mackline Knight, h., 18. 

Capt. Robert Keayne, h., 48, 50. 

William Kent, h., 78. 

Richard Knight, 1. (garden), 78. 

widow Kemble, h., 114. 

John Keanes, stable, 120. 

William Leatherland, 1., 5, 10, 19. 
Symond Lynde, h., 12, 181, 1., 75. 
Ambrose Leach or Roger Rosse, 

1., 22. 
Gov. Major Gen. John Leveritt, 

1., 2:3, 81. 

Thomas Lake, 1., 33. 
John Lowell, cooper, h., 37. 
William Lane, 1., 56, 97, 98, b., 

113. 

Samuel Legg, 1., 114. 
Francis Liford, h. and 1., 115. 
Mrs. Mary Lake, h., 129. 
widow Longe, b., 147 (former- 

lyof),20<l, 210. 
Tbos. Larking, 1. (encroached), 

171. 

Samuel Lynd, 1., 184, 224. 
Humphrey Luscombe, 1., 185. 
John Lawson, h., 221. 
Capt. Legg, 1., 232. 

Thomas Miller, 1., 11. 
Increase Mather., h., well, 27. 
James Mattock, 1., 33. 



Lands or Houses 
Owners 

Samuel Mattock, 1., 33; h. 01 

shop, 8U;h., 96, 221. 
Humphrey My lam, 1., 33. 
Richard Martin, L, 37. 
Thomas More, h., 40, 96, 97. 
John Marshall, h. or 1., 40, 41, 77. 
John Man, 1., 60, 152; cowhouse, 

Arthur Mason, h., 51. 
Richard Mason, h., 56. 
Return Mullins, h., 56, 80. 
John Matson, shop, 56. 
Thomas Matson, h., 181. 
widow Minott, 1. (M. R.), 70. 
John Marshall's sons, h. or shop, 

80, 141. 

James Meeres, h., 88. 
Edmond Montfort, h.,90,97, 106. 
Manninge, (dau. of 
James Everell) ,h., 137, 
140, 141. 

John More, 1., 178. 
Benjamin Mountfort, warehouse, 

193. 

Henry Mountfort, building, 193. 
John Mathews, h. and 1., 199, h. 

(formerly of) , 217. 
Richard Middlecot, h., 221. 
JohuMears (dec'd), 1., 232. 

Mr. Newgate, lot (R.M.), 4, 167, 

221. 

Edward Naylor, 1., 33. 
goodman Newell, sr., h., 37. 
George Nowell, h., 38, 40, 44, 90, 

92. 

John Needham, h., Ill, 1., 135. 
widow Nash, h., 146. 
Samuel Nowell, warehouse, 

164, 165, 169. 
John Nicols, h., 221. 

Peter Olliver, L, 36. 

Thomas Overman and wife (Wis- 

wall'sdau.), 1., 70, 71. 
Mrs. OUiver, brew house, 71. 
Capt. James Olliver, h., 115. 
John Orrice (Orris?), shop, 188, 

h.,221. 

Abel Porter, h., 5, 1., 118. 
Zachary Phillips, h., 12. 
Henry Phillips, 1., 19, 23, 28, 41, 

45; h., 101; h. and 1., 120. 
John Phillips, dock, 33. 
William Phillips, 1., 33,34, 141. 
William Pell, h., 18, 77. 
Elder Penn,l. (Pullen Point), 32. 
Mrs. Paddy, 1., 33. 
Benjamin Phipinye, 1., 33, h., 89. 
Gamaliel Phipinye, 1., 33. 
William Pollard, h., 35. 
John Pemberton, 1. (M.R.), 37. 
widow Purchase, h., 40. 
Col. Nicholas Page (one-half 

house), 48, 50; h., 66, 194, 221. 
Samuel Procter, 1., 79. 
Thomas Pecke, sr., 1., 87, 192, 

h., 221. 

John Parker, 1. (M.R.), 89. 
John Parmiter, warehouse, 114. 
John Poole, 1., 119. 
Proprietors of, at dock's mouth, 

164, 165. 

Elias Parkman, h., 170. 
Thomas Plat, slaughter-house, 

179. 

Edward Peggy, h., 216, 
Thomas Peabody, h., 221. 
Mr. Pirkis, h. (late of), 232. 
Thomas Pratt, 1. UI.M), 233. 



INDEX OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



265 



Lands or Houses 
Owners 

goodman Read, h., 10, 16. 
Roger Rosse or Ambrose Leach. 

1 , 22. 
Roger Rose (Rosse?), h., 114, 

Mr. Rocke, 1., 26, h., 36, 53, 54. 
Esdras Reade, h., 37. 
Mrs. Richards, 1., 41, 100. 
Thomas Rawlins, h., 45; 1., 77. 
Nathan Raynsford, 1., 46. 
John Roese, l.,53. 
Amos Richardson, h., 88. 

Joseph R , h., 102. 

Mr. Raynsford, b., 140. 

Joseph Roote, h., 160. 

James Russell, 1. (formerly of J. 

Meers), 161. 

Lt. Nathaniel Reynolds, 1., 207. 
Joseph Ryall, h., 221. 

Francis Smith, bldg., 12. 

Thomas Smith, sen.,h., 118. 

John Smith and wife, 1., 130. 

goodman Stevens, h. (M.R.), 13. 

Henry Stevens, 1. (M.R.), 89. 

Isaac Stcdman, 1., 23. 

Capt. (Samuel?) Scarlitt, 1., 24. 
64. 

John Scarlet, 1., 64, 71. 

Samuel Scarlet, 1., 64, 92 (for- 
merly of), 120, 129. 

Thomas Snow, 1., 27; h., 35. 

Joshua Scottow, 1., 33. 

Christopher Stanley, 1. (bequest), 

John Starr, 1., 36. 

John Scales, h., 40, 56. 

John Skeite, h., 45 (formerly 

let to Alex Simson), 52. 
Capt. Savage,!., 53. 
John Sweet, shop, 56. 
Buball Seaurs, 1. (M.R.), 70. 
John Sbarpe, 1. (M.R.), 70. 
Jonathan Shrimpton, warehouse, 

77, 79. 
Thomas Stanberry, h. and 1., 78, 

172. 
John Soamep, h. or shop, 80, h., 

221. 

Joseph Shaw, h. or shop, 80. 
John Saffine, h., 93, 180, 181. 
Scotch house (in Lynn?), 94, 

120. 
Mr. Stanley, 1. (formerly of), 

106. 

John Shaw, 1. (formerly of), 116, 
Samson Shores, h., 121. 
goodman Swecte, h., 129. 
Edward Sheppen, warehouse, 

131, 137, 19. 
Mr. Shcafe, h., 148. 
Mr. Saffine, 1. or h., 164. 
Pilgrim Simkins, I., 178. 
Christ Sleg, h., 221. 
Alexander Simson, 1., 224. 
Capt. Samuel Se\vell, 1., 232, 233. 
Col. Shrimpton, 1. (R.M.), 233. 
Mr. Sewell, farm, 235. 

widow Thomas, h., 10. 
Lieut. Turner, 1., 10, 11, 41. 
Richard Taylor, h., 18. 
goodman Taylor, h., 44. 
Mrs. Rebecca Taylor, h., 179, 

180,181. 

William Tavlor, h., 92, 93. 
William T.-illmage, 1., 23. 
Edward Ting, 1., 33. 
Steven Talbycs, h., 36. 
Mr. Turner, 1., 72. 
Daniel Turine, Jr., 1., 106. 
Daniel Turill, 1., 112. 



Lands or Houses 
Owners 

John Turner, h., 122. 

John Thiwings, 1., 164. 

Jonathan Tyng, 1., 182. 

Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, 1., 184: 

h., 208. 

Major Townsend, 1. (R.M.),233. 
John Tuttle, 1. (R. M.), 233. 
Jonathan Tuttle, 1. (R.M.), 233. 
Elisha Tuttle, 1. (R.M.), 233. 

Henry Vane, h.,40, 56, 1. (former- 

ly of), 75. See Fanes, p. 263. 
John Vyall, 1., 71, 144. 



John White, 1. (M.R.), 37, 63, 

70, 89, h., 12. 

Joseph White, 1. (M.R.), 61. 
Benj. White, 1. (M.R.), 236. 
goodman Benj. Ward, 1., 18, 77. 
Thomas Williams, h., 19. 
Richard Waite, h., 24. 
Mr. Winthrop, 1. (Pullen Point), 

Wm. Whitwell, 1., 33. 
Capt. Walker, 1., 36. 
Edward Wood, h., 40, 77, 78. 
John Winchester, 1. (M.R.),45 V 

124. 

James Whiteome, 1., 45, 60, 127. 
John Williams, h., 56. 
Nathaniel Wilson, 1. (M.R.),61. 
goodman Wise, h., 73. 
Richard Way, h. and 1., 76, 80; 

h.,97; stable, 108. 
Lawrence Willis, h., 78. 
Richard Wooddy, 1., 79, 93, 100. 
Samuel Ward, h., or shop, 80. 
Daniel Whittamores, h. or 1. 

(South River), 91, 117, 144, 

201, 235. 

Richard Wharton, h., 92, 93. 
Humphrey Warren, h., 106. 
widow Walker, h., 19. 
Aaron Way, h., 117, 167, 192. 
Nathaniel Williams, 1., 121. 
John Wooclmansey, warehouse, 

131, 137; land conferred to, 

150, 152. 
John Wing, warehouse, 135; 

h., 172, 211, 221. 
Joshua Winsor, 1., 169, 178. 
Richard West, building, 176, 177. 
James Webster, h., 178. 
John Wildglase, h., 181. 
Isaac Walker, h., 181. 
Experience Willes, shop, 182. 
William Wilson, h., 221. 
William Waters (dec'd), h., 232. 
Mr. Winthrop, 1. (R.M.), 233. 
Wilkins, h., '.'37. 
Josiah Winchester, 1. (M.R.), 

243. 

Landing-places. Cotton's, at Muddy river, 

70. (See also Wharcet.) 
Lanes. See Ways. 
Legacies. (See Coole, Davin, Kfayne, Lidffet, 

Richards, Shrimpton, and Stanley?) 
Library, 162, 220. 
Licenses to keep wherries, 26. 

public houses, 5, 29, 37, 41, 44, 48, 
54, 58, 60, 62, 64, 68, 72, 73, 76, 87, 
95, 97, 100, 104, 109, 110, 118, 119, 
121, 128, 129, 139, 140, 145, 156, 
171, 172, 178, 179, 203, 204, 205, 
207, 208, 215, 216, refused, 24. 
lodging-bouses, 140, 171. 
ale-houses, 207. 
innholders and taverns, 156, 171, 

204, 205, 207, 215. 

cook shops, 18, 22, 26, 28, 31, 36, 
41, 48, 54, 60, 68, 76, 87, 95, 100, 
109, 118, 128, 139. 



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Licenses to sell wine, beer, liquors, etc., 2, 
4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 21, 25, 26, 30, 31, 
33, 35, 36, 41, 48, 52, 64, 60, 68, 72, 
73, 76, 81, 87, 95, 100, 102.109,110, 
118, 121, 125, 128, 129, 139, 145, 
146, 156, 171, 172, 178, 179, 205, 
207,208,209,215,216. 
coffee, chuchaletto (chocolate?), or 
tea, 58, 60, 64, 68, 73, 76, 87, 104, 
110, 118, 128, 139, 156, 204, 207. 
Lidget, Peter, legacy, 104, 105. 
Lime pits, 35. 

kiln, 113. 
London, 134, 150. 
Long island, marsh granted to Peter Oliver, 

14. 

rent annulled, 34. 

Lynn, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 25, 28, 32, 47, 60, 77, 86, 
92, 94, 117, 119, 120, 144, 145, 167, 192, 
201, 214, 223, 235. 
records, 48. 

Magistrates, 5, 15, 20, 24, 29, 34, 39, 46, 48, 
52, 58, 65, 73, 77, 85, 91, 98, 107, 116, 126, 
127, 138, 139, 140, 142, 155, 159, 160, 166, 
168, 174, 175, 184, 185, 202, 206. 
Major General, 195. 
Maiden, 25, 28,31, 32, 60, 86, 91, 92, 102, 117, 

119, 145, 167, 192, 201, 214, 223, 235, 237. 
Map, proposed cove between the Sconce and 

Scarlet's wharf, 82. 
Marblehead, 96, 107, 126. 
Market, forestalling of, 154. 

place, 20, 224. 
Marshfield, 199. 
Martin's pales, 37. 
Maryland, 94. 
Mattson lane, 17. 
Medfield, 74, 123, 128. 
Meeting-house, 128. 

the old or first, 99, 111, 113, 

138, 201. 
North, new or second, 26, 

28, 31, 97, 106, 138, 154. 
South (old South), new or 

third, 49, 60, 114, 125. 
Middleboro, 98. 

Mill, the, 44, 78, 230. (See also Windmill.') 
water, 29, 34. 
Sexton's, 56. 
Watertown, 2. 
dam, 29. 
pond, 29, 34, 55, 78, 178, 224. (See 

creek%l, 33, 69, 70, 77, 92, 147, 178,237, 

238. 

stream, 214, 216. 
tail, 33. 

bridge, 21. (See also Bridge, Creek.) 
Mistlck (Mystic), 47. (See Charltstown.) 
Muddy River (Brookline), 1, 2, 6, 10, 12, 14, 
15, 20, 21, 24, 25, 29, 30, 34, 
35, 37, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46, 51, 
52, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 
64, 68, 68, 70, 73, 74, 75, 80, 
81, 85, 89, 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 
98, 99, 101, 102, 107, 108, 109, 
114, 115, 116, 118, 124, 125, 
126, 127, 136, 137, 139, 141, 
142, 143, 148, 154, 156, 158, 
159. 161, 163, 165, 170, 172, 
173, 175, 177, 183, 184, 186, 
187, 188, 189, 190, 196, 198, 
199, 201, 203, 204, 205, 208, 
209, 212, 213, 217, 218, 220, 
222, 225, 226, 227, 229, 230, 
234, 235, 239, 240, 242, 243. 
freed from rates to Boston, 190, 

191, 230. 

still part of Boston, 200. 
petition to be set off rejected, 

40. 

ponnd 87; fences, 102, 108. (See 
also Lands, Schools, Ways.) 



Natick, 23. 

Neck, 6, 22, 53, 65, 68, 69, 108, 113, 161, 169, 
198, 202, 211 , 212, 218, 223, 234, 236, 241. 

gate at. 113. (See Roxbury gate.) 

to Rumney Marsh, 31. 
Negro, not to be employed, 5. 
Neuis (Nevis), 98, 102. - 
Newtown, 47, 235. 
Ifew Foundland, 80. 
New York, 80, 102. 
North end, 8, 28, 49, 55, 71, 104, 106, 111, 112, 

113, 114, 119, 149, 170, 193, 213, 216, 240. 
Nuisances, common, 213, 214, 215, 216. 

Officers. (See Town Officers.) 
Ovens, dangerous, 55. 
Overseers of Poor, first chosen, 206. 
instructions, 241. 

Pale, to south meeting bouse, 60. 

Martin's, 37. 

Pascataqua, (Piscataqua?), 96, 128. 
Paupers or poor persons, 4, 5, 11, 12, 15, 21, 
24, 38, 43, 51, 55, 5S, 64, 76, 78, 80, 95, 101, 
103, ]04, 105, 113, 114, 126, 135, 137, 147, 
148, 149, 162, 164, 168, 170, 171, 182, 184, 
189, 198, 204, 2U5, 215,216,217, 218,226, 
230, 231, 241, 244. 
Paupers or poor persons, bereft by the enemy, 

97; contributions for, 107, 111, 112. 
Penal orders, 127, 143, 154, 159, 174, 191. 
Pendills (?) regulated, 17. 
Perambulations, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 21, 25, 28, 
35, 40, 41, 42, 47, 60, 75, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 
99, 117, 119, 120, 127, 144, 156, 166, 167, 
175, 192, 201, 214, 223, 235, 236, 237. 
Phillips, Wm., rent remitted, 33, 34. 
Pickett, goody, rent, 19. 
Pits (clay?), 2. 
Plymouth, patent, 98. 
Point, the, at Abel Porter's, 19. 
Pond, the (mill?), 25. (See Mill-pond.) 
great, 29. 
Wheeler's, 221. 

Poor. (See Overseers of Poor. Paupers ) 
Porch, 48. 

liberty to erect, 24, 65, 67. 
encroaching, 36. 

Porchmouth (Portsmouth?), 188. 
Posts, in lane at Mrs. Richards & ala., 41. 
at Raynsford's, 46. 
at Cox's, 48. 
Pound, 22, 25, luO, 197. 

at Pullen Point, 115. 
at Rumney Marsh, 115. 
Powder, 40, 62, 132, 226, 227, 228, 230, 240. 
regulations, 187. 
for blowing up house*, 141. 
store, 131, 132, 187. 
Powderhorn hill, 4, 63, 167, 221. 
Prison, 81. 

lane, 233. 
Public houses, persons forbidden to frequent 

58, 59. (See also Licenses.) 
worship, disturbers of, 8. 
Pullen Point, 31, 32, 115. 

Ranceford, (Rainsford?) Mr., island, 14. 

Rates, town, 3, 6, 12, 17, 19, 24, 28, 33, 37, 39, 
43, 44, 51, 57, 63, 80, 90, 96, 97, 102, 
104, 113, 125, 136, 140, 142, 148, 156, 
158. 160, 162, 176, 186, 183, 198, 203, 
204, 207, 208, 209, 212, 214, 218, 221, 
223, 224, 226, 229, 231, 232, 236, 238, 
241, 243, 244. 
approved by Council, 186. 
county, 12, 19, 23, 27, 49, 51, 72, 6, 97, 

142, 176, 194. 

country, 4, 6, 12, 19, 24, 28, 32, 38, 44, 
61, 55, 57, tt2, 63, 78, 80, 89, 90, 96, 97, 
98, 102, 103, 113, 114, 122, 125, 130, 
132, 136, 140, 141, 142, 148, 15:?, 157, 
158, 161, 16-i, 170, 172, 181, 182, 189, 
198, 203, 205, 208, 213. 



OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



267 



Rates, country, to petition for abatement of, 

135,164; allowed, 168. 
Kawlins, drain, 45. 

Thomas, corner, 77, 79. 
Reading, 94, 120, 142, 145, 167, 192, 201, 214, 

223, 235. 
Records, 210. 

amended, 193. 

to be made of town votes, 230. 
Courts, book of, 47, 168. 
register of births and deaths, 220. 
Lynn, 48. 

Proprietors of common, etc., dis- 
tinct from town, 89. 
waste book of Selectmen, 146. 
an ancient, 242. 

old (1st vol.), 2, 6, 10, 21, 22, 28, 29, 
33, 34, 43, 44, 54, 68, 71. 114, 115, 
118, 141, 150. 

Representatives. (See Deputies.) 
Rhode Island, 102. 
Richards, John, Major, legacy, 226. 
Riggine (Rigging?), defective, 37. 
Ropcmaking, 16. 

Roxbury, 1, 5, 7, 13, 21, 25, 28, 35, 40, 43, 45, 
55, 60, 75, 99, 127, 156, 175, 198, 201, 214, 
235, 236. 
gate, 59, 57, 69, 75, 86, 213. (See also 

Neck.} 

Rumney Marsh, 1, 5, 6, 12, 14, 20, 21, 24, 25, 
28,30,31,32,34,36,38,40, 
43, 44, 46, 47, 51, 52, 57, 69, 
60, 63, 66, 68, 7 J, 74, 80, 85, 
86, 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
101, 102, 107, 114, 115, 116, 
117, 125, 126, 136, 137, 139, 
141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 148, 
154, 158, 159, 161, 163, 165, 
167,170,172,173,177, 182, 
183, 186, 187, 18S, 189, 191, 
192, 195, 196, 198, 199, 201, 
203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 212, 
217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 
226, 229, 232, 233, 234, 239, 
240, 243. 
to make its own rates, etc., 

229, 230. 
(See also Lands, Schools, Ways.") 

Sabbath-day transgressors, 227. 

Salem, 55, 94, 114, 182. 

Salisbury, 130, 

Salutation tavern, 214. 

Scavengers, regulations, 31, 40, 47, 53, 54, 

166, 200. 
School, free, 22, 34, 38, 57, 63, 151, 171, 177, 

187,197,201,227. 

to provide one or more, 158; two, 161. 
for poor children, 127. 
at North end, 240. 
writing, liberty to keep, 36. 
Latin, 234, 236, 2:8, 244. 
at Muddy River, 183, 184, 190, 191, 240. 
at Rumney Marsh, 240. 
Master, 30, 32, 38, 43, 67, 68, 63, 161, 
171, 174, 201, 215, 227, 234, 236, 238, 
240, 241, 244. 

School-house, 24, 51, 53, 57, 187, 226. 
new, 226. ) 

at Cotton Hill, 232. } (Same?) 
In Prison lane, 233. ) 
lane, 199, 217. 
Sconce, the, 79, 81, 82, 83, 84, 118, 123. (See 

also Fortification.) 

Selectmen, instructions, 1, 2, 20, 25, 39, 46, 
48, 52, 69, 66, 74, 85, 116, 127, 
138, 154, 183, 191, 197, 200, 214, 
219, 228, 241. 

president, casting vote, 172. 
Sheep, 3,7, 21, 25, 30. 

Shercs (shires?), meeting, 20, 24, 29, 34, 39. 
Shrimpton's, Henry, legacy, 33. 
Slaughter-houses, 213, 214, 216. 
Slips. (See }Vharves.) 



Small-pox, regulations, 119. 

Smelt brook, 41. 

Soldiers, head money, 29. (See also ffo. 

vital.) 
South end, 8, 10, 214, 221, 225, 231. 

river, 91, 201. (See also Creek between 

Boston and Charlestown.) 
Spectacle island, 34. 
Stanley's, Christopher, bequest, 34. 
Steps, projecting, liberty to erect, 122. 

to be removed, 171. 
Still-houses, 215. 
Strangers. (See Inmates.} 
Streets, paving of, 53, 59, 66, 85, 99, 108, 116, 

127. 

foot-ball, playing in, forbidden, 115. 
waste water From pumps or wella in, 

117, 141. 
projecting cellar doors or stairs, 29, 

63, 96, 141. 
encumbrances, 221. 
encroachments, 224. 
porches in, 24, 36, 48, 65, 67. 
posts In, 41, 46,48, 135. 
and Commons, annoyance of, pen- 
alties, 54, 71, 86. 

commons and public places, en- 
croacbments, 166, 167. (See also 
Ways.) 

Sudbury street, 3. 
Suits in behalf of town, 241. 
Surveyors of Highways, instructions, 118; 

regulated, 200. 

Swine, 2, 3, 7, 10, 15, 21, 25, 30, 35, 40, 47, 52, 
63, 54, 59, 65, 88. 

Tan-pits, 74. 
Taxes. (See Rates.) 

Town valuation, 43, 89, 122, 132, 140, 147, 
157, 163, 171, 179, 194, 198, 203, 209. 
(See also Rates.) 

dues (rents, debts, bequests, etc.), 
149, 174, 191, 197, 206, 211, 213, 215, 
220, 223. 

stock, 64, 74, 206. 

house, 4, 6, 9, 22, 23, 29, 49, 51, 66 
113, 114, 115, 160, 184, 187, 189, 195 
219, 224, 232. 

officers, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 14, 15, 18, 
20, 21, 24, 25, 30, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 
40, 43, 44, 46, 49, 61, 52, 63, 64, 55, 
66, 59, 60, 62, 63, 65, 66, 68, 71, 72, 
73, 74, 78, 85, 89, 91, 92, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
100, 102, 103, 107, 108, 112, 113, 116, 
117, 122, 12:3, 126, 127,129,131,137, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 
147, 148, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 161, 
162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 168, 170, 171, 
173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 183, 
184, 185, 186, 191, 192, 195, 196, 197, 
199, 200, 201, 20-2, 203, 204, 205, 206, 
207, 209, 210, 211, 212,213,214,217, 
218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 
226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 233, 234, 236, 
239, 242, 243, 244. 
Clerk, first chosen, 213. (Previously 

Recorder.) 

Treasurer, presentation to, 230, 240. 
Training, general, 40. 
place, 48. 
day, 230. 

Trees, planted, 221. 
Tuttltt hill, at Rumney Marsh, 233. 

Virginia, 77, 121. 

"War, Indian, 97, 107, 112, 179, 190. 

intended expedition, 202. 

Eastern, with Indians, 241. (See alM 

Bacon's Rebellion.') 
Wards, 131, 132. 

Waste ground. (See Commons.) 
Watch, military, 16, 23, 131, 132, 136. 



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Watch, town, 2, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18, 21, 20, 28, 31, 
85, 40, 43, 48, 54, 60, 68, 76, 87, 93, 
108, 113, 119, 128, 231, 232, 236, 238, 
241, 242, 243, 244. (See also Bell- 
men.) 
house, 23, 108, 218, 219, 226. 

on the Neck, 223. 
Water bailiffs, instructions, 16. 

course, near the conduit, 38, 44, 90, 

92. 
old, between Wm. Whitwell 

and Gawdy James, 49. 
toward the Mill pond, near the 

mill, 78. 
from street at Cbicklie's to 

Capt. Scarlet's wharf, 96. 
between David Guinn and 

Mrs. Thatcher, 208. 
from North meeting-house to 

the sea, 97. 

ancient, at South End, be- 
tween Arnold's and Wei- 
comb's wharves, 231. 
at Muddy River, 41. 
Watertown mill, 2. 
Ways 

all proprietors to have ways to their 

lauds, 240, 242. 
at Lynde's, near the dock, 3. 
in front of land leased to Wm. Blantan, 

2,13. 

at the point near Abell Porter's house, 
5; laid out to new windmill, 10; con- 
cerning, 19. 

between Henry Allen and Abell Porter, 
extended 5o feet wide to the sea, 118, 
119. 

way from above to Windmill point, 
laid out 50 feet wide on the beach, 
119. 

at Capt. Cullick's houses, 6. 
east and west near the dock, 17. 
Mattson lane, near the cove, 17. 
Goodman Read to the water, 10, 11, 16. 
adjoining land leased to Jos. Belknap, 

10. 
common to Gentry hill, granted, and 

new one laid out, 10, 1 1. 
in dispute between Drewccand Stedman 

to go by Bowine's house, 18. 
Ward's land to Pell's house, 18; ex- 
tended to the sea, 77. 
at Henry Alline's, 20, 21. 
from Henry Allen's to windmill, 163. 
behind Knight's house, 18. 
south of Fox hill, 29. 
through Colbourne's field into the com- 
mon (to Roxbury), 19,22, 23, 27, 28, 

between Boston and Roxbury, 5, 25, 35. 

198. 

at Roxbury gate towards Boston, 56. 
leading to the Neck, 236. 
leading to Fort Hill, 27. 
Fort Hill to the water, 81. 
from above way through Bendall's 

land, 81. 

lane by Mr. Rocke, 26, 53. 
John Farniseed to cross way to burying- 

place, 34. 

Jere. Morrell to Daniel Trevas, 34. 
at John Starr's, 36. 

Good. Brown's, 36. 
between Jere. Cushion and Richard 

Bradley, 37. 

at Jere. Cushine's widened, 121. 
to Richard Martine, paells (pales), 37. 
by John Lowell, cooper, 37. 
near the conduit, 38, 44, 90, 92. 
lane at Raynsfords, 46. 
near Arthur Mason, 51. 
North Battery towards Charlestown 

ferry (vol. 1, fol. 89), 22, 36, 114, 115. 
near Cheever's land, 23, 25. 



Ways 

lane at Cheever's land, 25. 

near Webster's land, 25. 

near Mr. Davis, 3 ">. 

between Joshua At water and Wm. In. 

gram, 40; extended, 77. 
lane at Mrs. Richards, Henry Phillips, 

efat.,41. 
between Wm. Whitwell and Gawdy 

James, 49. 
westerly and northerly of John Jolliffe, 

at Phillips' land, 28. 

lane at Henry Phillips' land, 120. 

old, through land at Windmill, 45. 

adjoining widow Willis, 45. 

from water at Halsell's wharf, 51, 55. 

at Wm. White's house, 53. 

Wm. Courcer's to Thomas Hawkins, 53, 

54. 
Wm. Waters, towards brick-kilns near 

Mill pond, 55. 
near Mill pond, 55. 
near mill towards Charlestown, 78. 
at Daniel Hinksman's land or wharf, 63. 
before Capt. fcam. Scarlet's wharf, 64, 92, 

120, 121. 

at Scarlet's and Overman's wharves, 71. 
before Francis Hudson's wharf, 92. 
slip or passage at the Causeway, 65. 
between John Vyall and the sea, 71. 
leading to John Vyall's, 129. 
at John Vyall's and Thomas Berry's 

land, 144. 

lane at Mr. Turner's land, 71. 
granted to Kichard Gridlcy fort lane 

to Harrison's rope walk, 72, 81, 91, 100, 

103. 

adjoining Richard Gridley's land, 81, 88. 
Thos. Rawlin's corner to the bridge laid 

out, 77, 79. 
from former way to bridge over the 

creek to highway by Mr. Bridgham's 

laid out, 77. 

near Edward Woods, 77, 78. 
lane between John Clcere, sr., and Law- 
rence Willis, towards Scottow's dock, 

78. 
lane between Wm. Kent and Richard 

Knight, 78. 

between Joshua Atwater and Wra. In- 
gram, 78. 
Shrimpton'a warehouse through marsh 

to the sea, laid out, 79. 
lane near Benj. Phippany, 89. 
at John White's land, 94. 
before Paul Batt's house, 95. 

Sam. Mattocke's house, 96. 
Thomas More's house, 96. 
Anthony Chicklie and Robert 

Cox, 96. 

formerly granted to Wm. Lane, 97. 
to be laid out by Wm. Lane between his 

land and the marsh and flats, 97. 
adjoining Wm. Lane's house, 98. 
lane to John Harris' house, 98. 

Mrs. Richards' corner to Henry 

Phillips, 100, 101. 
at North End, new lines, Thos. Clarke's 

to Edmond Mountfort, 106, 112, 149. 
lane from above street to meeting-house, 

106. 

near Deacon Eliott's house, 111, 135, 136. 
John Cony's lane, 113. 
at Samuel Legg's and Mr. Howard's, 114. 
between John Bradish and Francis Li- 
ford, 115. 

at Capt. James Olliver's, 115. 
between Thomas Smith and the Sconce, 

118. 
between El. Huchinson and Theo. Atkin. 

son's dock, laid out, 119. 
from the late Henry Bridgham's land to 

Atkinson's dock, laid out, 122. 



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Ways 

at town's wharf near widow Hett and 

James Nash, 121. 

between good. Sweet and Peter Gee, 129. 
lane and street at land leased to -James 

Burgis, 130. 

Benj. Emmons towards Wm. Dawes, 131. 
near John Wing's warehouse, 135. 
to Ferry poiat (laid out in 1G50), 141. 
lane between John Holbrook and Jere. 

Dummer, 147. 
to drawbridge over creek, 147; at the 

drawbridge, 1^8. 
east of drawbridge, 221. 
at the dock, 150. 
between Jere. Dummer and John Mann, 

widened, 152. 
at James Russell's, 161-. 
southerly side land of John Gill (dec'd), 

laid out, 163. 
from above way towards the sea, laid 

out, 163. 
John Thwing's land to lane by Houchin's 

house, 164. 
dock to Mr. NowelPs corner, relocation, 

164, 165. 
footway at Mill pond, part relinquished 

to Wm. Thillips, 31; width at Cop's 

land, 224, 225; claimed by Capt. Sav- 
age, 227. 
near dock at El. Huchinson's land 

widened, 16D, 170. 
by the dock, 193. 
Thomas Brattle to the dock, 172. 
at North Battery, 170. 
encroached by Richard West, 176, 177. 
Anthony Howard, 193. 
Nicholas Paige, 194. 
obstructed by Bnj. Davis, 208. 
Hudson's lane to James Allen, 179. 
between Sam. Nowell's wharf and Thos. 

Clarke's land, lines, 182; at Thos. 

Clarke's house, 184. 
Benj. Bullivant to Mrs. Thatcher, 184. 
about the Town House, 184. 
at estate of Eliphalct Hctt, lines, 195. 
all butting on sea, to be laid out over 

flats, 2J3, 226. 
ancient Black horse lane to mill, to 

renew bounds, 230. 

about school-house at Cotton Hill, meas- 
urements, 232. 
between oak and walnut, and the 

Fortification, 241. 
causeway, 26, 65. 
over the marsh, 77, 212. 
Blackhorse lane, 230. 
Broad street, the, 113., 
Fort lane, the, 72. 
Hudson's lane, 179, 180. 
Mattsonn lane, 17. 
Prison lane, the, 113. 
Sudbury street, 3. 
at Pullen Point, to Rumney Marsh, 31, 

32. 

Lynn line, foot-path near, 47. 
towards Natick to be laid out, 23. 
between Dedham and Cambridge, to be 

laid out, 11. 
Rumney Marsh, causeway, 28. 

Powder horn hill to Newgate's, 4, 

63, 167, 221. 

from highway leading from Pullen 

Point, to country highway, 31, 32. 

country highway, to Winnisimet, 

31, 32, 33. 
to Maiden, 31, 32. 
to Lynn, 32. 
to Mystic, 47. 

neighbor to neighbor, 31, 32. 
Jos. Bill's house, to country road to 

ferry, laid out, 233. 
Muddy River, to Cambridge, 2, 29. 
highways at, 37, 183. 



Ways 

to Watertown mill, 2. 

between Boston and Cambridge, 12. 

13,15,17. 

Roxbury to Cambridge, 236. 
Cambridge to country road, 154. 
to Jos. Buckminster's, 240, 241, 

242, 243. 

lane at Roxhury line, 236. 
through Brown's land, 52. 
Thos. Boylston to common, laid out, 

01. 
above way to Cambridge line, laid 

out, 61. 
common road at Jos. White to 

Cambridge lino, laid out, 61. 
Field gate to Charles river, lines es- 
tablished, 70. 

from way to Cambridge, about the 
hill, to way formerly into White's 
meadow, to be laid out, 89. 
Robt. Harris, through Bowen and 
Davis' land to M.R., common, 
109,115. 

through marshes, 124. 
lines changed, 124. 
Webb, Mr., legacy, 3, 7. 
Weighmouth ( Wey mouth?), 147. 
Well, of Increase Mather, 27. 

in street, before Sam. Mattocke's 

house, to be filled, 96. 
in street, near late Thos. Brattle's 

house, conduit from, 172, 173. 
James Foyes', 179. 
West Indies, 1< 2. 
Wharf 

grant to Capt. Breedon, extended (vol. 1, 

p. 157), 10. 

grunted to Will Taylor, 38. 
wall or wharf, Sconce to Sam. Scarlet's 
wharf, agreements and subscriptions 
for 81-84; privileges, 82, 123. 
erection by Wm. Greene forbidden, 113, 

114. 

and slip, to be built for town, 121. 
slip leased Joshua Gee, 129. 
Halsell's, 51, 55. 

slip near,. 55. 
widow Upshall, 50. 
Peter Gee, 50. 
Hctt or Ilitt, 64. 
Benj. Ward's, formerly, 79. 
Daniel Turine's, 79. 
Gov. Leveret's, 82, 84, 123. 
Mr. Wm. Alford, 82, 123. 
Benj. Gillam,84. 
Daniel Henchman, 95. 
Major Tlios. Clarke's, 106. 
widow Hctt, 121. 
James Nash, 121. 

Samuel Scarlet's, formerly so called, 123, 
John Woodmansey, 131, 137. 
John Vyall, 144. 
Thomas Berry, 144. 
John Gill (dec'd), 163. 
Samuel Nowcll, 182. 
Timothy Thornton, 214. . 
near Salutation Tavern, 214. 
Bendall's (South End), 214. 
Peck's, 214. 
at South End, on town land let to Theo. 

Frary, 225. 

Barrachia Arnold, 231. 
Peter Wclcomb (dec'd), 231. 
liberty to wharf 

petition of John Lowell, re- 
ferred, 53. 
granted 

Wm. Leather-land, 19. 

Henry Alline, 20, 21. 

Capt. Scarlett, 24. 

Capt. Samuel Skarlet, 64, 79, 82, 

Barthell'mew Barnard, 27. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 50. 



Wharf 

liberty to wharf 
granted 

Will Whitwell^aZ. (no. side mill 
tail) , 33 ; to repair wharf, 44. 

Edward Ting, Joshua Scottow, 
Thomas Lake, James Mattock, 
Edward Naylor, Samuel Mat- 
tock, Mrs. Paddy, Benjamin 
Phipinge, Gamaliell Phip- 
pingo, John Comos, Hum- 
phrey Mylam, between Mill 
Creek and John Phillips' 
dock, 33. 

Frcesrrace Bendall (from Fort 
Hill), 38. 

Bendall's, 81. 

Capt. Bunj. Gillam, 41. 

John Marshall, 41. 

Jacob Eliott, 45. 

Eliphalet Hill and Edward Bud, 
at North End, 49. 

Wm. Lane, 56; revoked, 198. 

John Woodmansey, to enlarge, 
61. 

Daniel Hinksman, 63. 

John Skarlet, 64; bounds of 
wharf, 71. 

Samuel Skarlet and John Freeke 
(jointly), 64. 

Thomas Oucrman, and Elder 

i Wiswall's daughter (wife of 

said Ouerman) , 70 ; bounds, 7 1. 

John Vyall (at North End), 71. 

Richard Gridlie, 74; restric- 
tions, 81, 87, 88. 



Wharf 

liberty to wharf 
granted 

Symon Linde, 75. 
Henery Cooly, 75. 
liich:ml Way, 76. 
Nathaniel Addams, to extend, 79. 
Robert Carvar, 80, 87. 
Thomas Pccke, 87. 
John Gill, 87, 88. 
John Bull, 88. 
Francis Hudson, 92. 
Wm. Taylor, Wm. Wharton, 
and John Saffine (one wharf), 
93. 

Edward Drinker, 103. 
John Bradish and Francis Li- 
ford, 115. 
Samuel Lynd, 224. 
Wheat, middle price, 156. 
Wheeler's pond, '221. 
Windmill, 5, 10, 10, 45; new at South End, 

10, 19. 

on the common, 49. 
on Fort Hill, 244. 

Windmill Hill (on the Common), 118, 119. 
Winnisimett, 5, 32, 47, 60, 109, 115, 128, 140, 
145, 148, 182, 208, 209, 215, 221, 
233. (See also Ferry.) 
Wood, cording of, 5 ( J, 117, 118, 144. 
Workhouse. (See Almshouse.) 
Yorke, 125. 

Youth, disorderly, 28; and other persons at 
new meeting-house, 31.