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[DOCUMENT 150 1886.] 




The publication of the Tenth Volume of Reports was 
authorized by vote of the Board of Aldermen, October 2, 
1882, it being understood that the collection was to consist 
of Miscellaneous Papers. 

A portion of the volume was then put in type ; but, owing 
to various causes, its publication has been delayed, greatly 
to the regret of the Commissioners, as the continuity of the 
volumes was thereby broken. 

As now completed it is believed that the volume will 
prove of as great value as its associates, and especially that 
the reprints of the early Directories will assist those whose 
main interest lies in the genealogical details contained in oui 

For the Record Commissioners. 

CITY HALL, BOSTON, October, 1886. 


[The principal papers are the following. W. H. W.] 


1 Will of Robert Keayne, 1G53 . . . . . 1 

2. Admissions to the Town of Boston, 1670-1700 . . 55 

3. Town Deeds and Agreements ..... 83 

4. Males in Maj. Townsend's Camp, 1G98 ... 88 

5. Abatements of Taxes, 1700 90 

6. do. do. 1702 105 

7. Muddy River Petition, 1704 Ill 

8. Poor Fund, 1704 112 

9. Warnings out of Town, 1707 113 

10. Census of 1707 114 

11. Agreement for a Drain, 1685 127 

12. Tax List, 1691, 1692, 1693 129 

13. Shop under the Town House, 1696 . . . .136 

14. Abatements, 1701-2 138 

15. Apprentice's Indenture, 1701 151 

16. Out-wharves, 1708 153 

17. Wood Lane, 1709 157 

18. Fortifications on the Neck, 1711 .... 158 

19. Vessels entered in 1714 159 

20. Index to the First Part . . . . . . 161a 

Prefatory Note to Directory 163 

Boston Directory for 1789, with Map . . . .171 

do. " 1796, " " .... 213 




ME, MO: 6: 1: 1653, COMONLY 


I Robert Keayne, Cittizen and M r chant Taylor of London by freedorae, 
and by the good Providence of God now dwelling at Boston in New England 
in Amireca being at this time through the great goodnes of my God, both in 
health of body, & of able and sufficient memory, yet considering that all 
flesh is as grasse, that must wither and will returne to the dust, and that my 
life may be taken away in a moment, therefore that I may be in the better 
readinesse (and freed from the distracting cares of the disposing of my out- 
ward estate, w ch comonly followes the deferring of it, while the time of sick- 
nes or day of Death, when the minde should be taken up with more serious 
nnd waighty consideracons) I doe therefore now in my health make ordaine 
& declare this to be my Last Will and Testament and to stand and to be as ef- 
fectuall as if I had made it in my sicknes, or in the day or houre of my 
death, which is in manner and forme following 

First and before all things, I coniend & comit my pretious soule into the 
hands of Almightie God (who not onely as a Loveing Creator hath [117.] 
given it unto me when he might have made me a bruite beast, but also as a 
most Loveing father & mercifull Savio r , hath Redeemed it with the pretious 
blood of his owne deare Sonne and my Sweete Jesus ; from that gulfe of mis- 
sery and ruine" that I by Originall Sinne and actuall transgressions had 
plunged it into) Therefor renowncing all manner of knowne errors, all Po- 
pish & Prelaticall superstitions, all Anabaptisticall inthusiasmes and Famil- 
isticall delusions, with all other fayned devises, and all Old and New upstart 
opinions, unsound and blasphemous errors, and other high imaginations, that 
exalt themselves against the hono r and truth of God, in the way of his worsh, 
and ordinances and against the dignitie and cepter of the Lord Jesus Christ 
my Savio r . I doe further desire from my heart to renownce all confidence or 
expectation of merritt or desert in any of the best duties or services that 
ever I have shall or can be able to pforme acknowledging that all my right- 
eousnes sanctificon and close walking with God if it were or had bin a thou- 
sand times more exact then ever yet I attayned too, is all polluted and cor- 
rupt and falls short of comending me to God in point of my justification, or 
helping forward my redemption or salvation, and deserve nothing at Gods 
hand, but Hell and Condemnation, if he should enter into judgement with 
me for them, and though [118.] I beleive that all my wayes of holynesse 
are of noe use to me in poynt of justification, yet I beleive they may not be 
neglected by me without great Sinne, but are ordained of God for me to 
walke in them carefully in love to him in obedience to his Comandements, as 
well as for many other good ends and are good fruites & evidences of justifi- 
cation, therefore renowncing though not the Acts yet all confidence in those 
Acts of holynesse and workes of Sanctification performed by me, I looke for 
my acceptance with God and the Salvation of my Soule only from the merritts 
or righteousnes of the Lord Jesus Christ, and from the free bountifull and 
undeserved grace and love of God in him, and though this faith in me in re- 
spect of applycation for my owne comfort is very weake and feeble, yet I 
looke up to my God in Jesus Christ to strengthen it, and though the sinfull 
faylings & weaknesses of my owne life have beene great & many, and that 


neither my selfe nor family in respect of close walking with him hath beene 
so with God as it ought to be, for which I have and shall still desire and 
indeavo r to judge and condemne my selfe in his sight, and not to allow my 
selfe in any wayes of evill knowingly, yet I looke up to his throne of Grace 
and Mercy in the blood of Jesus Christ with some hope & confidence that he 
will both pardon & subdue them, in which faith alone I desire both to live 
and dye and to continue therein to my lives ende, which faith in the Lord 
Jesus Christ hath beene most plainely & sweetly taught in these Churches of 
New England, in which place though I met with many and deepe [119.] 
sorrowes, and variety of exercises of Sperit and hard measures offered to me, 
yet with unrepentant thoughts I desire to acknowledge it, for a great blessing 
& undeserved favor of God, that he hath brought me hither to enjoye his 
p r sence in the beauties of holines and to see his walkings in his holy Sanctu- 
ary and though there may be faylings both in our Civill Government & 
Churches, for all men have there weaknesses & the best societyes of men 
have their imperfections, so that still there will be some things to be amended 
and reformed as God shalbe pleased to discover new light, and meanes to doe 
it, yet I doe unfaynedly aprove of the way of the Churches of Jesus Christ, 
and the Civil Government that God hath here set up amongst us, and rcjov-' p 
therein, as a way that both I pray for and doubt not but God will blesse, and 
according to that light that I have received or that which I ever read or heard 
of, it is one of the best and hapiest governments that is this day in the world. 

This being p r missed in respect of my soule & my faith in Jesus Christ, I 
doe next comitt my body to the earth (& to comely & decent burriall) there 
to rest till my loveing Savio r by his Almighty power shall raise it up againe, 
at which time I confidently beleive it shalbe reunited to my o\vne soul, , and 
there shall receive according to the works that I have done in this life accord- 
ing as they have beene good or evill in the sight of God, or according to that 
faith and confidence that I have in the free graca and merits of the Lord 
Jesus Christ. As for my Buriall I shall not desire any great outward solem- 
nitie to be used further [12O.] then that which shalbe decent & civill as be- 
comes Christians knowing that extraordinary solemnities can nothing add to 
the peace or benefit of the deceased, yet haveing beene trayned up in Millitary 
Discipline from my young 1 " yeares, & haveing endeavoured to promote it 
the best I could since God hath brought me into this country & seeing he 
hath beene pleased to use me as a poore instrument to lay y c foundation of 
that Noble Society of the Artillery Company in this place, that hath so farr 
prospered by the blessing of God as to helpe many with good experience in 
the use of theire Armes & more exact knowledge in the Millitary Art & 
hath beene a nursery to raise up many able and well experienced souldiers 
that hath done since good service for their country, therefore to declare my 
affections to that exercise & the society of souldiers, I shall desire to be 
buryed as a souldier in a Millitary way, if the time & place of my death and 
other occasions may suite thereunto which I leave to the discretion of my 
executors and friends 

As for the goods of this life which the Lord of his aboundant mercy, his 
rich & undeserved favo r hath bestowed & reserved to me the greatest of sin- 
ners and the unworthyest of all his servants I dispose of in manner following 

Impr 68 my will is, That all such debts as I doe or shall justly owe to any 
person or persons at the time of my death shalbe truely and carefully payd 
by my executors within as short time after my decease as conveniently may 
be, which debts of myne at this [121.] time doth amount to about One 
hundred and fivety pounds besides what I owe unto the poore boxe, the par- 
ticulars of w ch & the persons to whom I am indebted, my executors & over- 
seers may find in a long paper booke in my closet at Boston with a white 
Parchment Cover, initelled my Inventory booke in which the particulars of 
my whole estate from yeare to yeare, with all that I owe and all debts that 
are owing to me is breifly set downe under my owne hand which wilbe a 
direction to them in all my affaires, which debts of myne if God be pleased 
to spare me health while the next Spring I hope I shall pay the most of them 
my selfe except that only which I owe to the poore boxe being about Eighty 
pounds, and for the better effecting & accomplishing of this my last will & 
Testament, my will & desire is that p r sently after my death or buriall at 
furthest, there may be a true Inventory taken of all my lands houses cattle 


moveable goods, bookes, houshould stuffe of all sorts, of all my wares, mer- 
chandize, ready money, plate, ringes, Jewells, bever, wearing apparrell, 
tooles or any such like, of all the Corne I have at home or at my farme with 
all things there, of all the debts that are owing to me, especially those that I 
account good, and which they be you may see not only in my severall debt 
bookes but the abridgement of them all (except housing, houshould stuffe & 
moveables, plate, tooles & c ) in that Inventory Booke before mentioned, and 
that all these things may be equally valued & prized by snch indifferent and 
just men that have good skill & experience in the severall kinds of goods 
that are to be valued, and if more convenient that an oath may be given to 
them to value & prize them [122.] according to the comon worth & value 
that such goods and lands shall beare at that time in this country as neare 
as there best judgment skill therein shall lead them too, That as my exec- 
utors may have no wrong so neither would I have my legacies & giftes 
swallowed up, with an apprehention or report that I have given away more 
then my estate will beare, and that I have made a great show of charitie, and 
have nothing or not enough to perform it with, which Inventory of my estate 
being so taken & all things valued equally & without partiallity & not at halfe 
what they are duely worth as is the use of many, then to deduct so much out 
of the some totall as my ffunnerall charges & my debts that I shall owe at 
that time may come too, which my booke initelled Creditor & Debitor in my 
closet at Boston, and other debt bookes & bookes of account will clearely 
discover, especially that Inventory booke first mentioned, which some being 
set by in the account for discharge of my debts, the residue & remainer of 
my estate I dispose of as followeth 

Impr 8 the thirds of all my lands & housing both at Boston & at my ffarme 
at Rumne Marsh or any where else that I shalbe possessed of at the time of 
my death I give and bequeath unto my deare & loveing wife M Anne Keayne 
to hould & enjoye with all the profitts of them or that shall arise from them 
during hir naturall life according to the last law of our Gennerall Court made 
concerning widowes doueries which I beleive wilbe a large and comfortabe 
maintenance for hir, a greate if not the greatest part of my estate lying in 
my housing & lands (or else I would make such an addition to it as might 
make hir life in respect of outward things both peaceable & comfortable) 
there being noe ingagements or incombrances yet upon any part of [123.] 
my lands yet I shall not forget some other pledges of my love to hir 

These thirds for my wife being p r messed & my ffunnerall charges & debts 
being provided for as I have be forementioned The rest of my whole estate 
both personnall & reall with my lands housing & all other things belonging 
to my estate I devide into two parts, the one part whereof I give and be- 
queath unto my welbeloved & only son Benjamin Keayne, the other part of 
my estate, I meane the just or due value of it I reserve as my owne right to 
dispose of as I please which is as herein shall after be expressed. 

And because I am not ignorant that formerly there hath beene many clay- 
mors & evill reports raised up against me here & elsewhere as if I had gott 
my estate by unjust dealing and wronging of others, That all might take not- 
tice that I durst not allow my selfe in any such knowne wickednes as hath 
beene flsely reported against me, I did in some of my former Wills and also 
in my last before this of anno 1649 (which I still keepe by me though can- 
celled & made null by this and wilbe needfull to be preserved and of use to 
b3 viewed & read over by my executors and overseers if need be about siv- 
erall things mentioned therein which I leave out in this & may be of some 
helpe to them in some matters of concernment as things may fall out) set 
apart two hundred pounds out of my owne estate, that if any man or woman 
(not knowing but that I might have dyed long before this time) young or old 
in Old England or New, could justly chalenge or make it appeare by good 
proofe or reason that I had in anything unjustly wronged or defrauded them, 
that they might have had full satisfaction allowed them though I know of no 
such things that can justly be layd to my charge, nor any pretence or show 
of it, but if I were [124.] alive to answere for myselfe I should easily 
cleare & remove, but haveing now lived in New England this 17 or 18 yeares 
where there is an open passage in church and comon wealth where any that 
are unjustly wronged may easily right themselves, if I should obstinately re- 
fuse to doe them right, and none such haveing appeared in so many yeares I 


thinke it needles to continue any longer what I formerly sequestered out of my 
estate for such ends, and if any should come with such p r tences after I am 
dead, the falsenes of them may the more justly be suspected in that they 
came not while I was alive, I speake of debts & unjust frauds not of humaine 
infirmities & faylings, which may be comon to my selfe as to other men. 

I haveing long thought & considered of the want of some necessary things 
of publike concernment which may not be only comodious but very 
profitable & usefullfor the Towne of Boston, as a Marketplace &Cundit, the 
one a good helpe in danger of fyre, the want of which wee have found by sad 
& costly experience not only in other parts of the towne where possibly they 
have better supply for water but in the heart of the towne about the market 
place, the other usefull for the country people that come with theire pro- 
visions for the supply of the towne, that they may have a place to sitt dry in 
and warme both in cold raine & durty weather & may have a place to leave 
theire corne or any other things safe that they cannot sell, till they come 
againe, which would be both an incouragement to the country to come in & 
a great meanes to increase trading in the [125.] Towne also, to hive some 
convenient roome or too for the Courts to meete in both in Winter & Sumer 
& so for the Townes men & Coraissio ra of the Towne, also in the same 
building or the like there may be a convenient roome for a Library & a 
gallery or some other handsome rooine for the Elders to meete in & conferr 
together when they have occasion to come to the towne for any such ende, as 
I perceive they have many, Then in the same building there may be also a 
roome for an Armory to keepe the Armes of the Artillery Company & for the 
Souldiers to meete in when they have occasion, Now if it should not be 
thought convenient by the Elders Deacons or guids of the towne that all 
these conveniencyes should be under one roofe or in one place of the towne 
or that there be some places already built that may conveniently be used or 
fitted up with smale cost for some of these purposes, as in the Meeting House 
for a Granere or Armory & other places in it for the Magistrates & Comissio 1 " 9 
to meete in as they doe sometimes, it is true in the suincr they may, in the 
"Winter they cannot for want of chimneyes & fyres, but it would be necessary 
& more convenient (And the Towne hath beene often speaking about it, to 
have such a building for such uses though yet it hath not beene accomplished ) 
if there were a place fitted on purpose & set apart for such publike uses, and if 
advice were taken with some skilfull & ingenious workmen & some others that 
have good heads in contriving of buildings such as Mr. Broughton, Mr. 
Clarke, the Chirirgion &c. there might such a model be drawne up that one 
fabricke or building may [126.] be easily contrived that would conveniently 
accomodate all these uses, without extraordinary cost & yet may be so done 
as would be a great ornament to the towne as well as usefull & profitable 
otherwayes but if the cheife of the towne should be of anoth r minde, then I 
should propose this, that the cundit Markett House be sett in the market place 
somewhere betweene M r Cogins house & mine or any where in that great 
streete betweene M r . Parkers House & M r . Brentons or rather M r . Webb's if it 
should be judged there to be more convenient, these two may handsomely be 
contrived in one building in w ch possibly may be some other convenient 
roomes fitt for some of the uses before mentioned besides & for those which 
that place cannot supply, as for a Library & for a Gallere or Long Roome 
for the Devines Schollers to meete & conferr togeather upon any occasion 
it may be contrived to be sett all along on the foreside of the Meeting house 
joyning to it on the one side and the other side to be supported with pillars so 
the roomes about may be for Court meetings at the one side & the Elders at 
the other & the open roome betweene the pillars may serve for Merchants, 
M r of Shipps and strangers as well as the towne (being either paled or horded 
on the ground) to meete in at all times to conferr about there busines & 
occasions w ch I conceive would be very advantagius to the towne may be so 
contrived & sett forth y l will be no disgrace or incumbrance to the meeting house 
but a great ornament to it, but if it should be thought not convenient to have it in 
the front of the Meeting [127.] House, it may accomplish the same ends, if 
placed on that side of the Meeting House from Seargeant Williams shop to 
Deacon Trusdalls house, or if a building placed in one of these two places 
may accomplish all the ends before menconed save only the Cunditt then a 
large Cundit may be sett up alone, about the place where the Pillary stands 


& the other about the meeting house as before w ch I leave to the best con- 
trivement of the towne & the Elders & Deacons w ch building or buildings if 
the towne shall thinke raeete to goe about it & improve them for the severall 
uses before mentioned, only the Granere may be in any other place of the 
towne as shalbe thought convenient, I stand not upon that though my owne 
judgement leads me to thinke that some places or place about the Comon 
Market or near to it wilbe most suitable for many reasons. I say towards the 
building of these convenient places. 

Item I give and bequeath three hundreth pounds in good merchantable 
pay the one third part thereof when the frame is brought to the place & 
raysed or some part of it before when the frame is in some forwardness if 
neede be, the seconde part when the chimneyes are built, the house covered 
and closed in round and all the floores layd, and the last third part when it 
is quite finished, provided that it be gone about and finished within two or 
three yeares at the most after my decease, and if any of these either a Cundet 
or Markett House should be sett up before my death, by the towne or any 
other in the place or places above mentioned, then my gift shall remaine 
good either for some addition to the same worke or for the accomplishing of 
those other workes by me mentioned that are not done by others, with a re- 
bating proportionable to what [128.] is or shalbe before done by the towne 
or any other Pson, Now that these things may not be only for a show or a 
name & when finished prove as shaddowes & stand as emptie roomes without 
substance that they may be improved for the uses that I ayme at & intend 
though my estate is not such as whereby I am able to doe what I desire & 
would be willing to doe if I had it, for suchpublike benefitt, yet for examples 
sake & encouragement of others (especially of our owne towne w ch will 
have the benefitt of it) & such in the towne that have publike spirits & some 
comfortable estates to helpe on such workes I shalbe willing to cast in my 
mite & bring my lime & hare possibly God may stirr up the hearts of others 
to bring in their Badger skines silke & others more costly things that the 
worke may goe on & prosper in so smale a beginning 

Therefore to the Granere I give and bequeath One hundred pounds to be 
payd in Corne and that to be improved for a publike stocke to such uses & 
ends as I shall hereafter mention 

Next the Library & Gallere for Devines & Schollers to meete in being 

I give and bequeath to the beginning of that Library my 3 great writing 
bookes w ch are intended as an Exposition or Interpretation of the whole 
Bible, as also a 4 th great writing booke in which is an exposition on the 
Prophecy of Daniel of the Revelations & the Prophecy of Hosea not long since 
began, all which Bookes are written with my owne hand so farr as they be 
writt & could desier that some able scholler or two that is active and dilli- 
gent & addicted to reading and writing were ordered to carry on the same 
worke by degrees as they have leasure and opportunitie & in the same 
methode and way as I have begun (if a better be not advised to) at least if 
[ 1 29.] it shalbe esteemed for the profitt of it to young students (though 
not so to more able and learned Devines in these knowing times) worth the 
labo r as I have & doe finde it to my selfe worth all the paines & labour I 
have bestowed upon them, so that if I had 100 lb layd me downe for them, to 
deprive me of them, till my sight or life should be taken from me I should 
not part from them 

Further my will is that my son Benjamine Keayne my Executor haveing 
first made choyce out of my study of such Bookes as he shall desier & thinke 
needfull for his owne use and reading (not to sell) whether Divinitie, 
Hystory or Milletary or any of my written Sermon bookes excepting those 
fower before given to the Library & and my wife also some few for her use 
if she shall desier any other then those she hath already of hir owne, these 
p r missed my will is that my brother Wilson & MX Norton with my Executor 
& Overseers or the most of them may view over the rest of my bookes and 
to choose from amongst them such of my Divinitie bookes and Comcntaries, 
and of my written sermon bookes or any others of them as they shall thinke 
profitable & usefull for such a Library (not simply for show but properly for 
use) they being all English none Lattine or Greeke, then the rest which re- 
maines may be sould for there due worth both the written and printed ones, 


and though my bookes be not many, nor very fitt for such a worke being 
English & smale bookes, yet after this beginning the Lord may stirr up some 
others that will add more to them & helpe to carry the worke on by bookes of 
more valew, antiquity use and esteeme & that an Inventory may be taken & 
kept of those bookes [13O.] that they set apart for the Library 

And because I perceive that the Elders of the neigbo r ing townes have ap- 
pointed certaine times in y e yeare as cheifly in Sumer time once a moneth to 
meete together to confirr about ordering things in the Churches according to 
God & to debate about doubts or difficult questions that may arise, in matters of 
religion and such like and that they have noe place to meete in, but at one of 
our Elders houses nor nothing to refresh themselves with but of them w ch may 
prove too great a burthen to our Elders (the meetings being so often and con- 
tinueing constant) to beare of theire owne charge besides other burthens & in- 
conveniences they may undergoe Therefore the roome before mentioned be- 
ing fitted y l they may meete when they please thereat I doe will and bequeath 
fower pounds a yeare to be payd out of some of my shops in Boston by 
quarterly payments w cl1 may be ordered and disposed as the Eld r8 shall direct 
or advise to provide some refreshing for them when they meete or now and 
then dinn rs as farr as it will goe & as themselves shalbe pleased to husband 
it, not that I would put upon my Executor the care of such provisions or of 
buying or dressing the meate, but that he should appointe w cl1 shop should pay 
them so much & then they may appointe a steward of theire owne to receive 
the pay every quarter & then they to direct how it shalbe layd out or dis- 
posed of for that ende to there owne content, only I would p r misse this if 
there meeting be only in the Sumer & not in the Winter as I conceive then my 
will is that they should receive this fower [131.] pounds every Sumer, by 
forty shillings a quarter as that which wilbe most convenient for there meet- 
ing, and th'i gift of fower pounds p anno I give for the space of Ten yeares 
from the time of my death, if that meeting continue so long in that towne, 
hoping that before then some other may be moved to step in & to add so much 
more to it as may servo to provide a moderate dinner for every time of there 
meeting so that noe part of the charge of it may lye upon themselves and 
when the 10 yeares is ended I doubt not if my son be then liveinghere (&my 
buildings continue as now, that he would continue this gift of myne longer if 
that meeting continue longer & proves by experience to be much for the good 
and advantage of religion & the churches as is intended & not to the hurt & 
p r judice of the same 

And if a convenient fayre roome in one of the buildings before mentioned 
be sequestered & set a part for an Armory & the meeting of the Artillery if 
there it be thought convenient or if some other place be provided for that use 
more convenient, with the Officers of that Companys advice, I am not strict 
for the very place so they have content in it, though yet I thinke the very 
hart & securest part of the towne (& noe out or by place) is the most fitt for 
a Magazene for Armes because of the danger of surprizing of them, the place 
that they now use wilbe fitt, to scower & tend the Armes in & the other to lay 
them up & keepe them in, which wilbe a comely sight for straiixrers to see & 
a great ornament to the roome & also to the towne where [132.] the soul- 
diers may arme themselves every time they goe to exercise, such a place be- 
ing provided I give & bequeath five pounds for the incouragem 4 of that Com- 
pany to be layd out in Pikes & Bandal 1 " 8 for the use of such souldiers of that 
Company that live in other townes, so farr as it cannot be convenient for them 
to bring there armes w th them, or if the Officers of that Company doe know 
any other thinge that the Company wants that wilbe more usefull for the gen- 
nerall good of the Company then what I have mentioned that will continue 
& not be spent or consumed in the use, then I am willing that the whole 
or any part of this legacy may be so disposed of takeing in the advice and 
consent of my Executor in the same. 

Item I give & bequeath further to this Artillery Company of Boston five 
pounds more towards the erecting of a platforme plancked underneath for 
two mounted peeces of Ordinance to stand upon, a greater & a smaller, with 
a shead of boards raysed over it, to keepe them dry & p r serve them from 
sunne and weather & this to be raised in the most convenient p l in the Trayn- 
ing place in Boston where it shalbe most fitfc for that use & where at a con- 
venient distance against some hill or riseing ground there may be a good 


Butt or kinde of Bullwarke raised of earth that may receive the [133.] 
shott of these peeces & may be free from endangering any that may unex- 
pectedly passe by or be behinde the butt in case they should overshoote. w ch 
Butt may be cast up or digged at the bottome of a hill without any charge by 
the Company themselves, in two or three of theire Trayning dayes and my 
ende in this is that the Company may be trayned up (or so many of them as 
desier it) in the use exercise & experience of the great Ordinance as they 
are in theire musketts that they may learne how to traverse, lode, mount, 
levell & fyre at a marke & c ] w ch is as needfull a skill for a souldier as the 
exercise of theire ordinary Armes, I suppose the Countrey will willingly lend 
the Company two such peeces for so good a use as this is, if the towne itselfe 
hath none such to spare & will give them a barrell of powder or two to 
incourage them, to begin a service that wilbe so singularly usefull for the 
country, the bullets wilbe most of them found & saved againe if the hill or 
butt against w ch they shoote be not so low & narrow that they overmount & 
shoote aside at randome, now as many of that company or others w ch desire 
to learne that art of gunnere (soe needfull for every Captaine & officer of a 
Company) to be experienced in) they may enter there names to be schollers 
of the great Artillery & to agree that every one that enters his name may give 
so much for entery & so much a yeare afterwards as you doe at the Artillery 
which money will serve to lay in pro vision of [134.] powder, shott, springes, 
Budg Barrels Cannon Baskets & & some allowance to the M r . Gunner that shall 
take paines to instruct them, if there cannot be some skillfull & sufficient 
man found, that will thinke the honno r of the place to instruct such a society 
in so noble a service recompence sufficient that they have an opportunite not 
only to exercise there owne skill but to doe good to the countrey & to willing 
schollers that so thirst after experience as wee see the Capt & rest of the 
officers of y e smale Artillery doe freely expend there time to instruct others 
in the best skill themselves have attayned, and looke at it as reward enough 
that theire paines is accepted & the Company edifyed by it, besides there 
being many ship M re . & Gunners that resort to this Country who have good 
skill in this art, the Company 1 doubt not upon there request might have there 
helpe sometimes & direction herein & he that is chosen to this place may 
have the title of y e Cap* of the great Artillery or M r . Gunner & there may be 
a time appointed once in a weeke or fortnight for the schollers to meete & 
to spend two or three houres, either forenoone or afternoone for there instruction 
in it, Now all that meete cannot expect to make every one a shott for that 
would prove to great a charge & expence of powder but every one must take 
there turne & two or three at a meeting to make one shott a peece or but one 
man two shotts at one time & the rest may observe as much by the manner of 
there pforming it as if they had done it themselves, and for further incour- 
agem 4 to helpe [135.] on this exercise besides the five pounds given before 
towards the Platforme & the other five pounds for Pykes & c . 

I give & bequeath Two Heifers or Cowes to the Capt & Officers of the first 
Artillery Company to be kept as a stocke constantly & the increase or profitt 
of these Cowes yearely to be layd out in powder or bulletts & c . for the use of 
the exercise of the greate Artillery, only the stocke at no time or the valew 
of it not to be deminished & these to be delivered to the Capt that shall have 
the comand of that Company or whome himselfe and Officers shall appointe 
when the Platforme & Butt is finished, and two peeces mounted thereon, 
with all matterialls thereto belonging fitt to exercise with, when a M r . or 
Cap 1 of the greate Ordinance is chosen, a convenient company of souldiers 
entered for scholl re as betweene ten and twenty & all things settled in a good 
posture for the beginning & continuance of that exercise, but if the Artillery 
Company shall neglect to accomplish this before expressed above two yeares 
after my decease then these three legacyes viz* both the fivo pounds & the 
two Cowes to be voyd & to be to the use of my executor, but if the things 
before mentioned be accomplished & this new company doe goe on as I de- 
sire it may then my will is that the Capt with the consent of the Company 
may appointe some able man either of the Company or otherwise that shall 
give bond to my executors or overseers for these two Cowes or the valew of 
them at the time of delivery that the stocke shalbe [136.] preserved & the 
increase or benefitt of them only to be disposed of for the use of this new 
Company & if this Company should breake off & not continue there exercise 


then the two Cowes to be returned to my executor or some of my Overseers 
for his use or the just value that they were worth at the time of there first 
delivery, now any man that shall have the Cowes to keepe wilbe willing to 
give such a bond if the Company order it so, in case that exercise should fall 
to the ground, for the two first five pounds I desire no bond nor any returne 
of it though the Company should not continue very long I would make it my 
dying request to our first Artillery Company (if there shalbe such a Company 
in being when it shall please God to take me out of this misserable world) 
many knowes what my earnest endeavo 18 & desires hath beene to promote & 
incourage what I could since the Lord hath brought me into this Countrey & 
my desires have not beene altogeather frustrated for out of this smale Com- 
pany the Lord hath raysed up many a well experienced souldier that hath 
done good service and have beene of good esteeme both here & in our native 
Country & therefore my greife is the more to see this sometime flourishing & 
highly prized Company that when the Country growes more populus this 
Company should grow more thin & ready to disolve for want of appearance 
but some are weary & theus thinke they have gott experience enough so the 
most begins to neglect but my request is [137.] that the entries, quartridge 
& fynes for late non appearance (w ch last hath beene too long neglected) 
& will not be well with y e Company till it be taken up againe especially see- 
ing the greatest pt of that Company consists now of men in our owne towne 
& wee never had better nor more constant appearance then when fynes were 
duely taken] may be p r served & kept in stocke to lay out in powder, Armes, 
Bandaleers for the use of the Company & in Canvas to make resemblance of 
Trenches, half moones, redowts, flbrts &c. Cannon Basketts & such like nec- 
essary implem ts for some speciall millitary service y* might be pformed once 
or twice a year, w ch would be a singuler helpe to the ordinary exercise & 
would add much not only to the incouragem* but to the experience both of 
officers & Souldiers in some millitary exercises w ch without such helpes as 
these cannot be taught nor pformed, and these moneyes would be farr 
better imployed & to the greater satisfaction & content of the Company in 
such things then to be wasted & spent in eating & drinkeing & needles invita- 
tions as it hath beene long a time both to my owne & to the greife offence 
of sevall of the Company which hath occasioned some to leave the Company 
& others to be unwilling to pay their quartridge, seeing the whole stocke is 
still consumed & the Company rather in debt then otherwise w ch hath beene a 
chcife thing to hinder many other profitable exercises for want of meanes to 
beare the chargejof them will [138.] in time be the overthrow & dissolu- 
tion of the Company if it be not p r vented, w l hath made y e Artilliry Company 
in London so to flourish for so long a time togethT but the stocke of the Com- 
pany well managed whereby they have done great things & have beene able 
to pforme many exercises (though chargeable) both for the delight of all* 
behould y e great benefitt & experience of the souldiers & to the increase 
of there number, and indeed I had in my purpose sivall other legacies to have 
bestowed on this Company for there incouragem* & the example of others & 
have them in a readines & of some consequence but the smale appearance 
of the Company & the declyning of it dayly w ch cannot be but a great dis- 
couragem 4 to the Cap* & Officers that comand them, as also to the Souldiers 
y 1 doe appeare causes a kinde of contempt insteed of esteeme in those that 
behould them) makes me feare the fynall dissolution of it so all giftes will 
sincke with it & come to nothinge hath beene the cause of altering my resolu- 
tion, though I know a skillfull comander though he have a body of men but 
4 fyles 6 deepe which is but 24 souldiers, yea I would add further, if he have 
but halfe so many but two fyles 6 or 8 deepe, with them he may pforme such 
variety of exercises, not only for the postures but the severall motions dubl- 
ings faceings counter marshes, wheelings yea such varietie of formes of 
Battells & severall kinds of fyreings charges as should be not only delight- 
full but very usefull & gainfull [139.] to those that are exerensed & not 
only for two or three Trayning dayes, but have matter enough to exercise 
them for sevall yeares w ch I should hardly have beleived, did not I know it to 
be true & have seene it with myne eyes, yet notwithstanding what comfort or 
credit can a Cap* have to goe into the field with 6 or 12 souldiers & under 
the name of an Artillery or Millitary Company, it would be my rejoyceing if 
there could be any meanes thought on or used to increase & incourage this 


Company that is & may be sohonnorably & advantagious to the whole country, 
that it may remaine & continue still in splendor & esteeme increasing & not 
deelyning, but all things have there changes 

Now concerning the originall legacy of Three hundred pounds that I have 
given to the Towne of Boston for the raysing of a Cundit in the Market 
place & for a building to fitt for such uses as I have before mentioned, if any 
shall alleadge that three hundred pounds is not sufficient to accomplish it I 
answ r . 1. That it may be some of these may be gone about & finished bj 
y e Towne before God may call me out of this world as y e Cundet or m r ket 
house &c. & then there wilbe the lesse to doe and I know that the Towne 
hath agitated it & seriously intended to have gone about to doe them all ex- 
cept only y e library, as such things that are needfull & will turne to the 
publike advantage of the Towne. 2 1 ?. I say that I conceive if it be well 
managed & ordered it may doe it all or very neare it. I suppose one of the 
two last houses that I built hath roome enough in it to accomplish all the 
ends before mentioned excepting the Cundit, if it had beene first contrived 
& thought on for such an ende, yet that hath not cost me 400 !b . not by so 
much as I suppose [14O.] will neare build a new Condit, but Thirdly if it 
should fall short I doe expect & suppose that the Towne wilbe willing to add 
to it & make up the rest either by enlarging of the Conveniencyes or beauti- 
fying the structure for the better ornament of the towne & possibly some 
else may thinke of some other thing wanting, that may be as usefull to the 
genn r all good of the towne as most of these to be added to it, w ch I have not 
thought upon, besides if I were about to build a thinge that I conceive would 
be very usefull & advantagious to me but am not comfortably able to beare 
the charge of it, if any freind out of love to me would lend me 300 lb . some 
considerable time gratise it would be a great incouragement to me to goe on 
with the worke, but if he should offer to give me freely 300 lb . towards it I 
should think my selfe bound to be very thankefull to him and to be willing 
to make up what is wanting rather then I would loose so free a kindnes by my 
neglecting of the worke. 

But possibly some wilbe ready to apprehend that I may doe this only for 
my owne endes & benefitt w ch may make them the more backward to have it 
goe on especially with any of there owne Cost, for some such spiritts there 
be that had rather deny themselves a benefitt then that another should enjoye 
a greater benefitt by it, as some have said that I have beene very forward to 
have a Cundit in y' place because I have so many houses & buildings there 
about & so a Market House [141.] wilbe more the beneficial! to bring trade 
to my shops. I answ r putt case that this were in all things true, it is not sine- 
full nor unlawfull in Christian prudence to pvide meanes for the p r venting 
of danger or procureing of any lawfull good, I doubt not but they would doe 
the like if it were there owne case. But 2 d| y what advantage will this be 
to me when I am dead and gone, if others should not receive more benefitt 
then I by it I need not trouble my selfe with what may fall out in after times, 
in these respects for I shall feele no want, nor suffer any damage by such 
losses & a 100 things would come into consideration as needfull to p r vent 
or provide for as these, if men goeing out of the world should trouble them- 
selves with the care of such changes and things that may happen when they 
ar? dead 3 dl ^ If my housen only were there & no other shops but myne, 
there might be more ground for such an apprehension, but it is the heart of 
the towne and many fayre buildings & shops there be round about, the 
Market is there seated allready, the Market house is more for the conveniency 
of strang 1 " 8 & there accornodation in winter and sumer in wet & dry there for 
the inhabitants of the towne & in that respect it is a w )rke of charitie and 
mercy and though some pticular psons that trade may have more benefitt 
by it then some other psons that dwell further off, yet the advantage & 
profitt of it will redound to the whole towne in genn r all and for my owne 
pticular I haveing given over trade [142.J long agoc) the nearenes of the 
market is more chargeable then beneficiall to me, if I looked not at 
a genn r all & publike good, more then my private & for the Cunditt I confesse 
it is very necessary & usefull in many respects, especially in danger of fyre 
& well it were if there were more of them in the towne then there is, but 
that it wilbe more beneficiall to me or that I shall have more neede of it then 
others who can tell, who knowes y l my house alone shalbe sett on fyre, God 

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may p r serve rayne though divers others may be consumed, as it fell out lately 
by sad experience, had there beene a Condit in the Market place before, then 
would it not have beene looked at & found to be a publike good, might not 
some of the houses beene saved that were consumed more worth then the 
charge of setting up three or f ower such Conditts, nay if the fyre had gone 
on iti its rage as it was most like (had not God in unexpected mercy 
p r vented it) & ceased upon others houses as it threatened to doe, the whole 
towne would have had cause to thinke & to have bewailed the want of it) 
that such a Conditt was a publique good & the want of it a publique evill 
though some pticular psons might have had the benefite of it at that time 
more then others, and at some other times others might have had more neede 
& more benefitt by it then they but if my houses & shopes stoode alone or 
if I only should need & not others, if it were for my owne private & not for 
the publique good of others, I would build a Condit & a Market house too if 
there were neede [143.] at my owne charge without calling in the helpeof 
others & I thinke if my owne heart deceive me not, my ayme in all these 
things proposed is for the genn r all good of the towne & that if I had noe 
house thereabouts but had lived in some other part of the towne, I should be 
as forward to promote these workes as I have beene formerly or am at this 
p r sent, so I should desire all my loveing brethren & neighbo 1 " 8 of the towne 
to interp rt & accept of what I tender to them, as a fruite of my true endeavo r 
& desire of the townes good & not at any private advantage of me or myne & 
as one y l have beene willing & desireous to helpe them forward jn my life- 
time rather then death, And for that legacy of one hundreth pound before 
mentioned for y e Grannere to begin a stocke for a publique magzine of 
Corne for the towne or cheifely the poorer sort in it, now what private ends 
or advantage can any one apprehend I can have in that when I am dead & so 
for the library & armory & Plattforme & Butt for the incou r agem l of the 
Artillery Company & or free schoole or what I had set apart form r ly for the 
trayning up of the Indians Children in learning & some English scholl rs to 
learne the Indian Tongue, now if these cannot but be interpted for a pub- 
lique and genn r all good to the- towne why should any conceive otherwise of 
the other, for the Conditt there is none in the markett place & if such a 
worke be needfull in any p*. of the towne, it is 5 times more needfull there 
[144:.] & so for the market house except there were more publique markets 
set up in some othere p t8 . of the towne & though God hath beene pleased in 
some measure to carry me on with a publique spirit to seeke the good of the 
towne according to that abillity which God hath beene pleased to afford 
unto me though I am not able to doe according lo the largenes of my desire 
hopeing that God will raise up some others after me, of abler estates & 
opener hearts & hands to add larger additions to these weake beginnings or 
to begin some others that may be more usefull then these yet I must needs 
say I have mett with discouragem 13 more then a few to divert my thoughts & 
purposes another way & to tye up both my h e art & hands fro such testi- 
monyes of my love that I have beene willing to show, not only by these objec- 
tions I have now answered, but by those unkinde & unneighbo r ly discourt- 
esees that I have more latly & formerly mett with all, in this towne when 
time was (w ch I cannot easily forget though I desire to forgive & from many 
in the Church especially in those times of my troubles & more there spirits & 
dispositions would have leade them too, had not the providence of God & the 
tendernes & wisedome of some others amongst us p r vented there desires & 
endeavo 1 " 8 , whose actions & pceedings I could never take as a fruite of there 
love to my soule as much as a fruite of there p r judice against my person, but 
I desire to requite there evill with good & unkindnesse with kindnesse, there- 
fore for [145.] this 100 lb . to be payd in Corne Cattle or a p te in both, what 
my will is about the ordering of it, that it may be p r served still for a stocke 
fro yeare to yeare & the increase or profitt of it only to be disposed to the 
uses intended, w ch are these that follow, The one halfe hereof viz 1 , fivety 
pounds with the increase thereof I give & bequeath to the use of the free 
schoole at Boston to helpe on the trayning up of some poore mens children 
of Boston (that are most towardly & hopefull) in the knowledge of God & of 
learning not only in the Latine Tongue but also to write & cypher, as farr 
as the profitt of it will reach & according to the best ordering of it for that 
ende, as the Townesmen or Ffeofees of the free schoole from time to time 


shall judge best takeing in also the advice of my executo r or executo with my 
overseers or the most p* of them, so long as they live or as any of them 
remaine in the Country. The other fivety pounds with the profitt of it I give 
& bequeath for the use & releife of the poore members of our owne church 
or to any other good use that shalbe accounted as necessary or more neces- 
sary then this that I intend, if any such should p r sent and that so to be im- 
proved in the judgem 4 of all the Elders & Deacons of this our church from 
time to time, with the consent of my executo 1 " & overseers as before, Now if 
that scoole should be sufficiently provided for before I dye, then I would 
propound it to be kept as a Magazine of store from yeare to yeare & as a 
stocke for the towne, & as a stocke for the towne if either a [14O.] famine 
or warre should happen amongst us, which may tend much for the p r serva- 
tion of the towne especially for the poorer sort 400 bushells of Indian may 
be bought for 60 lb . & 250 Bushells of Rye if not 300 for 50 lb . & so pease & 
how easy a thing would it be for the towne to to make it up a 1000 bushells or 
more by every family putting in but a pecke of corne or such a matter but 
once in a yeare or but once in all to raise a first stocke, to sell it away once 
in two yeares or longer if it will keepe, when it beares the best price & lay it 
in againe when it may be cheapest bought, which will beare the charge of 
wast & lookeing to with considerable profitt, w ch may be expended yearely 
for some of the most necessary & charitable uses of the towne & much good 
may be done by it & the stocke still not deminished but augmented or if the 
whole I00 lb . were putt into a stocke of corne & so husbanded constantly & 
the one halfe of the profitt goe to the disposing of the church & the other to 
the towne I pceive no inconvenience in it, this hath beene the wisedome & 
care of our forefathers in other parts & much publique good have beene 
done by it & I know not why wee should not imitate them herein except some 
other way may be thought of wherein such a stocke may be imployed with 
lesse trouble & more certaine profitt and yet accomplish the maine endes I 
intend herein the reliefe of the godly poore as farr as the profitts of it may 
runn I should willingly give way to it. 

And because my will & earnest desire is that this stocke of 100 lb . might be 
constantly p r served for the uses above said (except God should take it away 
by fyre or some such extraordinary accident or [147.] speciall hand of God) 
& in such a case I should earnestly begg of the towne to make it up againe 
w ch may be done without any great burthen to them & they are like to reape 
the benefitt of it, in the mean time I propose this as necessary & by me 
desired that securitie may be given to my executor or overseers for this 
100 lb . at the receiveing of it by some of the townes men to repay it againe in 
case they doe not p r serve it & constantly improve it to the uses before 
mentioned or some other that may be better or equivolent to it according to 
my true intent & meaning therein which is to doe the most & best good with 
it, that it may be imployed too and least the Townesmen should object that 
they are changeable every yeare & so may refuse to give bond though it be 
for a publique good, then I thinke the Deacons who are usually for theire 
lives, or by some ffeoftes chosen for that ende may give bond for it & 
they to have the whole 100 lb . to improve for the uses before (however I 
doubt not but sevall wayes may be thought on to secure it without any dam- 
age to one or two in pticular) which I leave to the Townesmen & Deacons to 
consult & conclude of, in the meane time I remember them in these two last 
yeares I have gayned for y e poore seaventeene pounds more then I have given 
away which is to be added to the former hundred pound & because I have 
beene fayne to borrow of this poors stocke for my owne use when I have 
wanted money of my owne & it hath beene a good helpe & supply to me 
that way many times therefore I am willing to make the seaventeene pounds 
[148.] twenty pounds as I have formerly done upon the same ground when 
there stock was but eighty & odd pounds I made it up One hundred pound 
therefore whatsoever there shalbe wanting in ready cash in the poores stock 
of one hundreth twenty pounds my will & order to my executor or execu- 
tors is that they may make it up out of my owne estate in currant pay 
answerable to money & to be more carefull in it then in the discharge of any 
other debt that I shall then owe. 

Now for this ]20 lb . before mentioned I am bound to acknowledge & to 1 
leave this testimony behinde me concerning it & how I came by it, for I doe 

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not account it properly my owne nor simply my gift to the poore now but 
theire due & debt as that w ch for these many yeares long before I came out 
of old England I began to gather & devote it to God & his service for such 
a pticular use now mentioned what of it I could save & spare besides that I 
yearely gave away out of it to pious uses as necessity called for at my 
hands, both in old England & since I came hither, which stocke I have 
gathered & from weeke to weeke layd apart by taking one penny out of every 
shilling which I have gotten by my trade, with other goods & m r chandize that 
I have dealt in so that when I gayned much in a weeke there hath beene the 
more layd aside for any good use & when trayding hath beene dead & the 
gaines lesse, there hath beene the lesse layd a syde for this stocke & use, 
which course [149.] I have constantly kept above this 40 yeares and which I 
now mention the more particularly, not in any way of boasting for any good 
worke that I have either done or can doe for I know if God should enter into 
judgment with me for any or the best of them all, he might justly reject both 
toe & them as abhominable but y l all that know it or may heare of it may take 
notticeofthe blessing of God upon such a free and voluntary course, w ch 
some others when they know it may be wilbe willing to imitate and blesse 
God for it, as some in old England have done to there great content & satis- 
faction by w ch meanes I have had comonly lyeing by me 50 lb . 60 lb . or 80 lb . 
ready money especially in old England & some pretty quantity here, till 
more lately since money hath beene so scarce amongst us whereby I have 
beene fayne to borrow out of that stocke my selfe for my owne necessary 
use & occasions when I have wanted money of my owne & a good com- 
fortable helpe it hath beene to me that way in many pinches, but doe still 
keepe a carefull account what at any time I take out & pay it in againe as 
money comes to hand, out of w ch stocke usually lying by me I have had 
opportunitie to lend to any poore godly Christian or Minister in neede (be- 
sides what I give away) 40 s . 5 lb . or a greater sume to helpe them in a 
;Straight & to make use of it in there trades for a convenient time which 
have done [15O.] some more good then if they had at another time so much 
jgiven them, sometimes I have ventured p te of it to sea, that the benefitt of it 
might redound to the stocke for the poores use, by w ch meanes also I could 
eaore readily & willingly give away twenty shillings or five pounds at a time 
upon any motion to a charitable use, if the occasion hath beene weighty, then 
either my selfe or some other good men of better estates could part with so 
many shillings had it not beene for such a stocke in a readynes. 

It is true that since I have given over trading in this Country & since the 
way of trade is not so much for ready money as for exchange, as for Corne, 
Cattle & other Comodities I cannot lay aside weekely as I use to doe for- 
merly, therefore by casting up my estate w ch comonly I doe once every 
jeare I can see what I am increased in my estate and accordingly I doe lay 
aside yearely answerable to what I gett in the whole. 

Unto w* 11 stocke of the poore I am indebted at this time being M. 6 : 12 : 
1653 One hundred pounds starling or 101 lb . as nere as I can gesse, besides 
all the money that is now in Cash in 2 private boxes that are within my 
Cabinet in my Closet at Boston, the papers within each boxe will shew there 
being as I remember ten pounds in New England money with some Old 
England silver & some what more [151.] then tenn pounds in the other secreet 
box in which is two ten shillings pieces of Barbere gold & 258 single two 
pences, pence & halfe pence, w ch boxes are to be unlocked or opened with 
any ordinary pinne or needle thrust into a small pinhole that is there against 
a piece of steele which easily will give backe, haveing added to the whole 
stocke of my owne formerly 17 or 18 lb . and now three pounds more, w ch is 
20 or 21 lb . in all to make up the whole stocke 120 lb w ch I give as the poores 
use, for that helpe & supply I have received from it, in the times of my owne 
neede, Now for this money I have nothing to doe but to take care that it be 
well payd in within one yeare or two at the most, after my decease, if 
my executor cannot with conveniency pay it in before, & to provide by the 
best way I can suggest or devise that it be also well disposed of improved & 
imployed so (according to my owne purpose intent & desire in saveing it to- 
geather) that the stocke may still remaine & the profitt of it yearely imployed, 
so as it may doe good to many, as many yeares after my death & more, as it 
hath done in the time of my life, Now what my way & thoughts are for the 


best improvera* of it, I have before proposed, if a more useful & profit- 
able way can be found out both for y e p r serving of the stocke & augmenting 
the profitt of it I shall freely leave it to the advice of my [152.] Executor & 
"overseers with oar Eld re Deacons and Townsmen that shall then be or any 
other that can give better advice or propose a better way, but if the Towns- 
men Deacons or some other by there ord r shall refuse to give sufficient bond 
for this hundred & twenty pounds to secure the stocke then this my gift shall 
cease and become utterly voyd in respect of Boston, And I will and bequeath 
the sayd One hundred and twenty pounds to the use of Harvard Collidge in 
Cambridge to be improved as I shall hereafter mention, they takeing care to 
secure the stocke. 

And for the Three hundred pounds which I have given to the Towne' of 
Boston to build a Condit, a Market house & Towne house with a Library 
Grannere & Armore, as I have before mentioned if the towne of Boston 
shall slight or undervalue this gift or my good will to them therein & shall 
refuse or neglect to goe about & finish these seVall buildings in manner & 
time before mentioned rather then they wilbe troubled with it, or add any- 
thing of theire owne for the finisheing of it, then my will is that this gift of 
300 lb . given to Boston for the uses of those buildings before mentioned shall 
utterly cease and become voyd in respect of Boston & those giftes that I have 
given with relation to those buildings as my Bookes to the Library & c . or any 
others of them that I have [153.] not before provided for & ordered shalbe & 
remaine to the sole use of the Collidge at Cambridge in the same manner 
that I have ordered the former 120 lb . in Corne for the poore in Boston, in 
case the Deacons or Towne shall refuse or neglect to give security for the 
principall stocke as before is mentioned. 

My true meaning herein is this that if the Towne of Boston shall sett 
upon one or two of these workes & neglect or refuse to carry on the rest (or some 
of the other that I have mentioned happely being done by the Towne before 
I dye) as if they should build only the Condit & Market house & not a Townes 
house or Library & Gallere or a Grannere & Armore & not a Condit or 
Market house & c . then my will is that my executo r shall give only such a 
proportion of this Three hundreth pounds as that worke or building shall 
come too, w ch they set upon only in relation to this gift of myne, compared 
with the value of the other buildings that I have likewise mentioned but they 
have left undone & that what upon that account shalbe reserved of the 300 lb . 
shalbe for the use of the Collidge of Cambridge, as I have given the whole 
300 lb . in case the refuse or neglect to finish all those buildings or any of 
them within two or three yeares after my death as before I have ordered. 

Now if the 120 lb . and this 300 lb . or any part thereof shall fall to the Col- 
lidge my desire is that it should be improved (not about the buildings or 
[154.] repaires of the Collidge for that I thinke the Country should doe & 
looke after) but for the use & helpe of such poore & hopefull scholl r8 whose 
parents are not comfortably able to maintaine them there for theire dyett & 
learning or for some addition yearely to the poorer sort of fellowes or Tutors 
whose parents are not able nor themselves have not abillitie nor supplies 
otherewise to defray there charge and make there studyes comfortable, so 
that my true intent herein may easily be discerned, which is not that one or 
two should enjoye the benefite of it all, or but for a yeare or two, but ac- 
cording to the proportion of that sume, which shall fall to the Collidge, my 
desire is that the godlyest & most hopefullest of the poorer sort of scholl 
may have an addition to that which there parents allows them of 20 or 40 s . a 
yeare a peece while they -abide in the Collidge or till some providence may 
helpe there supplyes otherwise or that as farr as it will extend, some may 
have the helpe of it for 2 or 3 yeares & then others may have the helpe & 
comfort of it 2 or 3 yeares after & so in order as long as the benefitt of this 
gift may continue or wheth r it may prove more usefull to dispose of it for an 
addition or an inlargement to the comons of the poorer sort of scholl which 
I have often heard is too short & bare for them. 

Therefore because I have little insight in the [155.] true ordering of 
scholl & other things thereto belonging in a Collidge way & so possibly may 
dispose of my gift where there is lesse neede & that it may doe more good, if 
it had beene imployed in some other way, I am willing to referr it to the 
President Ffeofees & Overseers that are intrusted with the care & ordering of 

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the Collidge & Scholl or Students, with the things thereto belonging, still 
takeing in the Consent of my Executor & of such of the Overseers of this 
my will as shall then be alive & what they togeather shall judge to be the 
best most needfullest way of imploying of it amongst the Scholl !S I shall 
consent too & when the certaine sume is knowne that doth fall to the Collidge, 
the President & Overseers may confirr with my executor & overseers & to 
cast up what such a Sume would purchase by the yeare for 20 yeares or a 
longer time & if they agree & my executor consent to it he may keepe the 
legacy in his owne hands & pay to the Collidge yearely for so long a time as 
they agree upon so much p ann out of some p te of my lands or houses as they 
shall sett apart for that ende. I doe not enjoyne it but only propose it & leave 
it to the will & consent of my executo r as he shall thinke (with the advice of 
my Overseers wilbe most convenient for him, though I like best of paying of 
it yearely, if there should not appeare some great inconvenience to other 
parts of my land, to have any part of it engaged so long togeather, for the 
payment of such a [156.] rent, though I thiuke that some one house or shop 
may be appointed for such an ende & some such way may be thought of as 
may prove no inconvenience to my executo r or his estate more then to pay 
it out to the Collidge & to leave them to purchase with it somewhere else, for 
my will & desire is in this as it is in my former legacycs that the stocke may 
be p T served by purchasing therewith some thing to the Collidge & the bene- 
fitt or profitt thereof to be yearely distributed as farr as it will goe to the 
most necessary uses as I have before expressed. 

And concerning my bookes that I have given to begin the Library with all 
in Boston, my will is that my brother Willson & M r Norton Eld rs at Boston 
or the teaching Eld r8 that shall at the time of my death (after my wife and 
son Benjamine have made choyce of some bookes for theire owne use as I 
have before expressed) may be requested to take paines to view over the rest 
of my bookes & such as they shall judge fitt for that use to take a pticul r note 
or inventory of them & so to take them into there owne keeping or to leave 
them with my executo r if they will, till the time mentioned in this will be ac- 
complished, that if the towne of Boston should not within three yeares after 
my death build a handsome roome for a Library & anoth r for the Eld rs & 
Scholl re to walke & meete in, as before I have expressed, that then they may 
[157.] be delivered to the President or some of the Overseers of Herbert 
Collidge in Cambridge to be placed as my gift or addition to that Library that 
is already begun there. 

I had in some of my form T Wills set apart some legacies for the trayning 
up of some of the Indians, as also of theire children, to be taught to write & 
read & to learne the English tongue & had thought upon and proposed some 
wayes how to get of theire children and youth that they might be so taught, 
as also that some of our scholl" or young students might be incouraged to 
study & learne the Indian tongue exactly & they then to be set a part to 
confirr with to catechize & instruct the Indians in the grounds and principles 
of religion & to preach or prophecy to them in there owne language, as they 
should have beene ordered and directed either by y e Magistrates or Eld rB or 
both, I had also left some pledge of my love & respect to M r Elliott & some 
others that have taken paines to instruct & teach y e Indians in the wayes of 
God but the truth is that unkinde carriage of M r Elliott (that I may putt noe 
worse Tittle upon it) in seeking to interrupt yea to take away not only from 
myselfe but from some others also certaine ffarmes not given to us by the 
Genn r all Court but my owne bought with my money of the wor 8 ? my brother 
Dudly & some others but after it was graunted by the Court to be in that place 
& after I had [158.] beene at the charge to survey it, measure it, bound 
it, marke it & lay it out & after it was again ratifyed & confirmed to m 
by the Gennall Court & yet as I was informed by more then two or thre 
that he would not be taken off nor psuaded by any nay by none that spake 
with him about it to surcease his prosecution or endeavo 1 to plucke it out of 
our hands againe for the Indians though there was land enough granted to 
them by the Gennall Court with out the bounds of any of our ffarmes w ch 
carriage of his would have much straightened my resolutions in what I had 
set a part for this great worke though no further helpe had come in for the 
carrying of it on, the action it selfe being very unsavory & offencive not only 
to our selves but to many oth if not to the most that had heard of it, though 


they were not concerned in it as wee were, Therefore I would make it my 
request to the Reverent Eld rs of this Country not to be too stifle & resolute 
in accomplishing theire owne wills & wayes but to harken to the advice & 
counsell of there brethren & to be as easily pswaded to yeeld in civill & 
earthly respects & things as they expect to p r vay l with any of us, when they 
have a request to make to us for one thing or another, least by too much 
stiffnes, to have theire owne wills & way, they hinder many good workes 
that may be pfitable to themselves and to the whole Country, But God 
159.] hath beene pleased to provide such a comfortable supply, from larger 
& fuller purses to carry on this great & good worke amongst the Indians & 
fully to recompence all that labo r & take paines about it that they shall not 
neecle the helpe of pticul r psons to make any addition that way. 

Now concerning the Collidge at Cambridge because there is some doubt or 
uncertaintie in it whether the whole Three hundred pound or the fower hun- 
dred & twenty pound before mentioned or any part of it will come to the use 
of the Collidge, it dependng upon the will and action of the Church & Towne 
of Boston to accept or refuse it, upon the termes beforementioned, therefor if 
none of it or anything under the one halfe of the whole sume which is Two 
hundred & Ten pounds shall fall to the Collidge, Then I give and bequeath 
one hundreth pound of that which I had formerly set apart for the Indians 
to be now to the use of the Collidge w ch 100 lb will purchase Twenty Cowes & 
those Cowes wilbe let for Twenty pounds a yeare & the stocke still p r served 
by a carefull ordering of them, which Twenty pounds p anno I desire may be 
distributed & disposed of to the best good of the scholl 1 ' 8 as I have before pro- 
posed but if the whole 420 lb or the one halfe of it should come to the Collidge, 
then my willis that this last legacy of One hundred pound shall become voyd 
or otherwise to stand firme & be made good unto them, after the three yeares 
tyme allowed to the [1GO.] Towne of Boston is ended which will discover 
wheth r all or any part of the form r sume will come unto them. 

If any shall wonder or demand why I have let alone all these gifts and 
good deeds mentioned in this will till I dye & have not done somewhat in my 
life time, though not so much, when I might have scene the disposing of it 
my selfe & have helped to have sett them on foote & to have settled & mad a 
beginning in them & so have reaped the benefitt of the pray of the poore & 
the comfort of such good acts while I had lived. 

I answ r the pray 1 " 8 of the faithfull is much to be desired & prized & to have 
the loynes & backes & bellyes of the poore to blesse a man while he lives is 
a comfortable thing but that must be obtained in a lawfull & well regulated 
way, least while some have occasion to blesse, oth rs may take occasion to 
curse or reproach. 

If indeed I had given nothing or but very little in my life time to any good 
worke or to releive the neeessitie of the s te or had done little or no good with 
that estate which God hath bestowed upon me then it might have beene cast 
upon me as a reproach but if I have endeavo r ed to honno r God with my substance 
& with the first fruites of all my increase & have endeavo r ed to doe good with 
what God hath bestowed upon me, so farr as I might likewise provide for the 
necessities of my owne family, the care of carrying on my calling & other 
[1O1.] dealings in the world justly a man is best able himselfe to judge what 
he can doe or what he can spare to this or that good worke, better than others 
that know not his charge straights or occasions, it is an easy matter for oth re 
to carve large portions out of other mens estates & tell what they might or 
should doe, yet he may doe as much as his estate will pmitt comfortably or as 
God requiers at his hands, though all men doe neither see it nor know it, nor 
all that are in neede & deserve supply cannot tast of it, neither doe I thinke 
that God doth require a man to be so liberall in his life (except urgent neees- 
sitie calls for it at his hands) as thereby to cast his owne family into steights 
or wants or that shall disinable him comfortably to discharg his owne debts 
or engagements or to cary through the care & charg of his family) Then there 
is no just cause of censure 

God doth not require that others should be eased & wee greived, but some 
have a speciall faculty to censure other mens actions & direct what others 
should doe or might doe, when they see not there owne defects or neglects & 
to extoll & multiply smale acts of their owne & undervalue greater in others, 
because they know them not, as if themselves, could not have praise but by 
dispraising & censuring of others. 

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I answer that time past prsent & to come are all one with God, he takes 
notice of the purpose & intents of the heart, if it be reall he is pleased [1O2.] 
to accept of the will for the deed & of good actions intended to be done, as if 
they were allready done when there is just cause to hinder or prolong them, 
David had a good desire & purpose to build God a house in his life time but 
his providing & p r pareing that it might be built after his death was accepted 
yea better accepted of God then if he had done it in his life, if a man did 
looke after outward applause & the praise of men more then of God, it were 
a great inducement to doe all while he lived and nothing when he dyed but 
doubtles good workes provided for in a mans life, but not knowne till after 
his death, if they be free from superstition & an opinion of merritt is most 
free from ambition & popular applause. 

I answer, when that uncomfortable trouble & censure past upon me in the 
Court, I was indebted neare or altogeather Thirtie hundreth pounds w ch was 
sufficient to have broken the backe of any one man in the Country, though he 
had beene of a better estate then my selfe & so would have done me if God had 
no carryed me through it beyond my owne expectation or foresight. Now 
my care (and according to my dutie if I mistake not) hath beene first to pay 
these debts, that every man might have his due honestly & without trouble or 
just complaynt & withall to provide for my family w ch hath not beene smale 
nor carryed on with a light or easy charge & yet with no more prodigallitie 
then [163.] what necessitie & a wise Providence hath called for at my hands, 
considering also the great losses that I have had by sea & land, and had I 
beene wanting in care for the discharge of either of these I should have borne 
the burthen & reproach with little support or comfort from the Country, I 
must have stoode upon my owne leggs or fallen into greater straights in re- 
spect of men whatsoever my publique good workes or bountie to others might 
have beene & in such a case they would not have beene so well esteemed but 
rather taken as fruites of my folly, pdigallity or vayne glory & would not 
have wanted for variety of censures, according to sevall men fancyes & affec- 
tions, but haveing now gott comfortably through or neare it, all those great 
debts and charges that I have beene at, so that I begin but now to breath as 
it were & through the great mercy & unexpected support & assistance of my 
good God to stand upon my owne leggs & doe but now as it were learne to goe 
alone I was not in a capacitie to doe it before, though God was pleased to give 
me a comfortable estate, but as soone as the Lord was pleased to carry me 
through my ingagements then God putt it into my minde to think what I might 
doe in acknowledging my thankfullnes towards him not only in words but in 
some reall actions or deeds, w ch purpose of myne I hope he will accept of, not 
according to what I have not but according to what I have [1O4.] though it 
could not conveniently be before but after my death, and how few my dayes 
on this earth may be he alone knoweth & it is in his hands alone to make good 
these my poore intentions & desires by p r serving what now he hath of his 
goodnes given to me, or by increasing of it through his blessing while I live 
& these are the true reasons why I durst not adventure upon such workes as 
these before, not for want of affection or desire but for want of convenient 
opportunitie and abillitie to doe it. 

Item I give & bequeath to mv loveing son Major Benjamine Keayne over 
and above the third part of my cleare estate, both of lands goods & debts & c . 
as before mentioned & intended, the great Gold Emerod Ring, that was my 
wives fathers & now in my wives keeping, which I desire that he may 
keepe by him & neither sell nor give away as long as he lives, except some 
great necessitie should force him thereunto. 

Item I give & bequeath to him further as my speciall gift to him my little 
written booke in my closet upon 1 Cor 11, 27, 28, w ch is a Treatise on the 
Sacram*. of the Lords Supper p M r . Briarly, a little thin pocket booke 
bound in leather all written with my owne hand which I esteeme more 
pretious then gold & w ch I have read over I think 100 & 100 times & hope he 
will read it over no lesse, but make it his constand companion & that it may 
be as pretious to him [165.] as ever it was & as still it is to me, to let 
any one that desires have a coppie of it I would not have him deny but else 
I desire him hope that he will never part with it as long as he lives, I 
must acknowledge that in some of my former wills I did by speciall gift be- 
queath to him likwise my 3 great written paper bookes upon the exposition 


of the Bible upon this expectation & request that he would carry on the same 
worke in manner as I have began which wilbe a worke of his whole life, but 
considering since, that he wilbe hardly able, nor it may be, willing to take 
so much paynes & considering also that such a worke as that should be apro- 
pritated to one man only, that may be so beneficiall & usefull to a society 
of men (except for the ende before mentioned) and is more fitt for publique 
then private uses & more usefull for scholl re then others & considering fur- 
ther that I have given libertie to my son to make choyce of some bookes out 
of my study, such as he shall finde most usefull & necessary for his owne 
study & reading both Divinitie & Hestory therefore I have since thought it 
would be more usefull to give them to some publike library as now I have 
done & I would add only this that when I am dead upon the pusall of my 
studdy there wilbe found many bookes both printed & written (w 011 I have 
read over) that have divers leaves turned downe thickein them, they are only 
such choyce places w ch I intended & was a part of my constant [lt>O.] worke 
while I lived, so farr as they concerne Scripture & Exposition, to transcribe 
into those 4 great paper bookes before mentioned & so I have generally done 
by all the bookes that I hare & doe read, & should be glad if some ingenious 
young scholl 1 that hath a good legeable hand & a ready & willing minde 
that delights in writing & reading, were requested to carry it on till the 
worke come to be more nearely finished. 

Item I give & bequeath to my loveing wife M re . Ann Keayne over & above 
hir third part of my lands houses the benefitt and profitt whereof she is to 
have dureing hir naturall life I meane the third part of the rents & profitts or 
due worth of ail my lands houses & tenements which I shalbe possessed of, 
at the time of my death, as they shall yeeld being let out for yearely rent & 
so she to have the third part of the same to be yearely or quarterly payd 
unto hir she allowing out of the same a part proportionable to hir thirds as 
shalbe disbursed or layd out from time to time to keepe the whole in good 
repaires, or if my son Benjamine & she should agree to have some part of 
the land or houseing appropriated to hir owne use as should be judged 
equally to amount to the value of [167.] one third of the whole by the con- 
sent & advice of my Overseers, for hir to set & let during her life or by 
order of Court in case they should not agree, Then my wife to be engaged to 
maintaine & keepe in good repaire all such housing fenceing or inclosures & 
not to make spoyle or wast of any part thereof & to leave the same in good 
& sufficient repaire at hir death, that w 011 shalbe so set apart for hir dowry 
or thirds, according to the true intent of our law here provided on that 
behalfe, I say besides these thirds & besides those bookes that she comonly 
makes use of for her owne reading & besides hir owne wearing apparrell of 
all sorts I give and bequeath to my said wife One ffeather Bedd & Bedd- 
steede with a ffeather Bowlster & one pillow, two white blanketts, one Kugg, 
two paire of sheets, two pillowbers, with a paire of curtaines & valence 
suitable to her owiie use, not the best of all that I have in my house, but the 
bedd with the furniture before mentioned, to be the second or next to the 
best of all if there should be any mattcriall difference betweene them. 

Item. I give & bequeath more as a further token of my love to hir, that 
great Silver beare bowle that was given to us both by M r Prescot at the time 
of his death, I meane he gave us 3 lb to buy a piece of plate, with which & 
some additions of my owne money putt to it I bought this cupp, which in- 
graven upon the boule thereof to 168.] be the gift of M r Prescott to us, 
Now because I know that I shall leave (God being pleased to blesse & pros- 
per that estate which now I have) a comfortable estate both to my wife & son, 
in the third part of my whole cleare estate, my debts being payd to my son & 
the third part of my land & housing or the due value thereof w ctl I have 
given to my wife dureing hir life & at hir death the same to returne againe 
free & without intanglem ts in good condition & repaire w th out trouble & 
molestation unto my son & heyre Major Benjamine Keayne or to his heires 
executo 1 " 8 & administrato in case God should take him away before his 
mother, to be disposed of by him or them as I shall further order by this my 
Will & Testament And because I have allready given to my son Benjamine 
Keayne a comfortable portion at his marriage w ch is all that he can challenge, 
by agreement betweene my Brother Dudley my selfe & son at the consumation 
of that unhappy & uncomfortable match betweene them, therefor I hope my 

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son will not thinke much of what I doe here give away by legacyes out of my 
owne estate or out of my owne third part but wilbe studious to pforme them 
according to my true intent I haveing besides what is before mentioned shewed 
both my care & love in leaveing him a comfortable estate, againe by what I 
now leave or give to him 

And because I know I have not money to pay my severall gifts or legacyes 
bequeathed in this will, my whole estate lying cheifly in land & housing with 
some debts, cattle, corne, houshold stuffe, plate & divers [169.] sorts of 
tooles & moveables for carting, plowing & that these legacyes will lye cheifly 
upon my heyre and executo r to see discharged & pformed & as I would not 
wrong my executor by paying out the cheife & most vendable estate in lega- 
cyes & leaveing the worst thereof to him for his portion or by by forceing him 
to sell off all the cattle or stocke of my fFarme to pay legacyes & so to 
hurt or overthrow the ffarme & the profitt there of, for want of a stocke to let 
out with it, so on the other side I would not have my legacyes stoped unpayed, 
or by any meanes diverted from theire proper uses intended, upon any 
p r tence of haveing over given my estate, or more then I have left to discharge 
it with except some manifest declension in my p r sent estate (by fyre, death 
of cattle or the plunder of some enemy or some great change of the times or 
Government which should much alter the prize & value of houses land cattle 
& other goods from the Comon worth & estimate of things as they are now) 
should plainely appeare & in such cases it is just & equall that the legacyes 
should beare a proportionable losse or abatement, as well as that other part 
of my estate which I have bequeathed to my wife & son, only that One hun- 
dred & twenty pounds given to the poore of the poores stocke & such partic- 
ular gifts in plate or houshould by special 1 name mentioned as to my wife & son 
excepted, they being payd fully as my debt 

Therefore that all things may be carryed on equally & honestly, my will & 
desire is, that the rest of my whole estate may be appraised & justly & equally 
valued, not underfoote but to there proper worth & value, by some men of 
honesty that are skillfull & understanding in the severall sorts & kinds 
[ 1 7O.] of goods or lands that is to be valued according to their best judg- 
ments & apprehentions as I have before ord r ed & these appraysers to be so 
informed by my executor or overseers before they goe about it, what my will 
& desire is here in w ch done & the value cast up, my son haveing not only 
a third part in my land but also of my goods cattle & the rest of my estate 
he may make choyce of such part of the houshould stuffe cattle or other 
goods as he desires amounting to a third p l . of them at the prizes they are 
valued at, if he will have so much in goods & if he would have more, or some 
other pticular things of the goods above his part mentioned by will, then he 
to pay as much for it as any other would doe to have the same, so also if my 
wife should desire any part or pticul r thing of the houshould stuffe or goods 
or rings or piece of plate for her owne use besides what 1 have given to hir, 
she to have it before any other she giveing the full value & as much as any 
oth r would give for the same things without fraude & not to take them at 
theire owne prizes, or at halfe the worth & without being accountable to the 
estate for it, which done & the stocke for the ffarme p r served what it may, 
the rest of the goods and houshould stuffe & all other things that can be 
spared to be sould to the best advantage & to pay the legacyes with it, as 
farr as it will goe, or it is like that many of the Legatees wilbe willing if 
they be made acquainted with it, yea & choose to take there legacyes out of 
such houshould stuffe & goods, as you would sell & part withall & [171.] 
so likewise for the overplus of y e cattle & if these things & my debts will 
not discharge all my legacyes then some part of my housing or land must be 
sould or engaged or set a part to make them good, only I conceive it is best 
for my son to keepe his inheritance whole & to part with the more goods 
cattle, houshould stuffe, debts, bookes, or what else may better be spared 
to pay legacyes then quit to sell away, the most part of the land or hous- 
ing w ch I leave to his owne best consideration, and to the advice & coun?ell 
of my overseers of this will which I doubt not will advice him & helpe him 
by there counsell to doe that which shalbe most comfortable for his well 
being, especially seeing I have given him some considerable time for the 
paying of the legacies that I might not put him upon streights to pay all on 
a suddaine, though I thinke it wilbe his wisdome to pay them, especially 

WILL or ROBERT KEAYNE, 1653. 19 

the smaller giftes as fast as he can by degrees, as debts or pay comes in 
though somewhat before the time mentioned, and my motion about my 
sonnes keeping his lands & inheritance rather then goods, is because my 
desire is that he would resolve to live here in this country & here to settle 
his aboad so long as he can enjoye his peace & keep a good conscience & 
live comfortably which I thinke he may doe as well if not better then in any 
other part of the world, that I know of except the times should much alter & 
here he will have a comfortable estate to live upon without any great paines 
or distraction & if he should have an intent to remove himselfe into England 
to accomplish that he wilbe forced to sell his land it may be for halfe the 
value [172.] of it, therefor my desire is, that he would resolve to live here 
where he may enjoye God & his Ordinances in peace & doe good in his place 
& helpe to carey on the worke of God here, except some impulsive & unexpected 
occasion should call him away & such as the Overseers or the Godly Eld 
should judge to be a call of God, to carry him away & in such cases I would 
not so much as in my minde or desire be found a fighter against God or his 
will for any endes of my owne. 

Item I give & bequeath to Hannah Keaynemy son Benjamin's daughter my 
Grand child Three hundred pound for a legacy, to be payd to hir on the day 
of hir marriage or at the age of Tewenty yeares which of them shall first happen, 
so hir marriage be not before the eightenth yeare of hir age, and in the 
meane time my will is that within two yeares after my death this stocke or 
legacy may be put forth upon good security to the best advantage & im- 
provern 1 that it may (during the times before mentioned) in such a way as it 
may be best & safiestto imploy it in, except my son Benjamine desire tokeepe 
it in his owne hands upon the termes before and after mentioned which I 
should like well of, he agreeing with my overseers what to allow yearly for it, 
while he keeps it in his hands & giveing security to them on his daughters 
behalfe for the whole the disposing & ordering of which 300 lb . I leave to the 
counsell & care of my execute 1 " hir father with the overseers, as also with the 
advice of hir Grandmother, not only how the stocke may best be [173.] 
ordered .but how she may best be educated & brought up in the feare of 
God & learning, the profitt of which money yearely may be for hir dyet, 
clothes & learning (a part of which my desire is, may be to teach her to write 
well & to cipher in a reasonnable manner & if I thought she would not 
addict hir selfe to it or that hir father or grandmother should neglect to have 
hir taught therein I would take away a good part of this legacy given to hir) 
till she come to receive it hir selfe as above said & what can be yearely spared 
out of the produce & profitt of the stocke, that to be reserved for the increase 
of the maine stocke, more I would have given to hir but that I know hir father 
will have a good estate & haveing yet no other child but she, wilbe able to 
give hir more then she will deserve, besides what the love & tender affec- 
tion of hir Grandmother will lead hir too, however if neither of them should 
doe more for hir, this of it selfe through Gods blessing wilbe a comfortable 
portion for hir maintenance, so she be not cast away in hir match, if God be 
pleased to bring hir to that estate & my request & desire both to hir father & 
grandmother & also my overseers that all care may be taken not only for hir 
good education but also for hir marriage that she miscarry not that way but 
may be bestowed of some man truely fearing God & of good esteeme & report 
of such as doe feare him, and my speciall charge to hir is (& it should & will 
be of weight to [174.] hir if the feare of God be placed in hir heart) that 
she would not dare to set hir affections upon any in that kind, without there 
advice counsell & helpe viz 1 hir father grandmother &. in such a choyce, 
Now if it should please God that Hannah should dye before the age of Twenty 
yeares unmarryed or before eighteene yeares marryed then if my son Benja- 
mine Keayne should have any other child or children of his owne lawfully 
begotten & liveing at the death of Hannah, if behave but one then T give Two 
hundred of that 300 lb . to that one, if two then they to have, the 300 lb betweene 
them, if three then they to have One hundred pound a peece to be payd to 
them when either of them shalbe marryed & upon the same termes as it was 
given to Hannah Keayne as above, if my son have but one child then the odd 
hundreth pound I give to himselfe &the other 200 lb . to his child as before but 
if it should please God to take Hannah away before she comes to enjoye hir 
portion & my son have noe other child I give Hannah liberty to dispose of 10 

20 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

or Twenty pounds of this portion in legacyes tohir freinds if she should dye 
but a yeare before she should received it, then I give the whole Three hundreth 
pounds as followeth, namely One hundreth pounds thereof to my loveing wife 
M rs . Anne Keayne if she be liveing at the time of Hannahs death and the other 
Two hundreth pounds unto my son Benjamine hir father, if he survive hir 
[1 75.] and if my wife should be dead before hir grandchild comes to age, that 
hundreth pounds that I give to hir I give to the Collidge at Cambridge in New 
England & if God should so order it as to take away the life of my son before his 
daughter Hannah dye & he leave noe issue behind him & that Hannah should 
dye before she comes to receive her portion as before, Then I give & bequeath 
that Two hundreth pound likwise that my son should have had unto Har- 
vard Collidge in New England to disposed of as I have formerly made men- 
tion of, with all the profitts & benefitts of it but what of it hath beene ex- 
pended upon Hannah before hir death or at hir Burriall, or if Hannah should 
dye but a little before she comes to age as a yeare or the like I give hir 
libertie to dispose of Ten or Twenty pounds of hir portion to gratify any of 
hir freinds in legacyes if she desire so to doe and because my son Major 
Benjamine Keayne is now in old England & I am here & may dye himselfe be- 
fore me though wee should not suddainly heare of it, or may be taken away 
before or in his coming hither or without making any will in relation to my 
estate, he not heareing or knowing what I have left him, or done for him, & there- 
fore by will hath not disposed of any part of my estate at or before his death, 
in such a case or cases if God should so dispose of things Then my will is that 
his third part of my whole estate which I have given & bequeathed to him with 
all the benefitt of any other part of my estate [1 76.] which shall acrue to him 
by virtue of his executo r ship with the Three hundred pounds given to his 
daught r Hannah, a part of which I have given to himselfe, in case she should 
dye, before she be of that age mentioned before in this will, if he should dye 
before he comes to enjoye that & leave no other children lawfully begotten 
of his owne body to inherite or possess^ the same, which if he have then they 
are to enjoye his part as I shall after mention but in fayle thereof then I dis- 
pose of it in manner following. 

Imprimis if my son should dye in debt justly to any man or men that can 
legally or honnestly make it appeare to be so & was not payd or discharged 
before his death or the injoyeing of this estate of myne left to him, Then my 
will is that such debts of his out of this estate of myne given to him may be 
duely & honnestly payd & discharged 

Secondly That if my estate should fall short in any thinge as not sufficient 
to pforme all my gifts & legacyes mentioned in this will according to my true 
intent & meaning, then, my will is, that any such defect shalbe made up & 
made good, out of this part of my estate given to my son, in case he should 
dye before he comes to enjoy & possesse it & make no will to dispose of it, 
or not of so much as by [177.] virtue of my will he should have enjoyed, if 
he had lived, These two things p r missed, if he should be in debt & have not 
sufficient out of his owne peculiar estate to pay them & all my owne legacies 
given in this will made good out of it, if there should not be estate- enough 
of my owne undisposed of, remaineingto doe it, as I apprehend & hope there 
will with a comfortable remaineing part left to my sons third part, if there be 
1 then I dispose of the whole, or of what part of it that shall remaine as followeth 

Impri 3 . to his daughter & my Grand child Hannah Keayne fower hundreth 
pounds of it, upon the same termes as I have given to hir the Three hundred 
pounds before mentioned & in case Hannah should dye before she comes to 
enjoye this, then it as the former to be disposed of to one of my sone Ben- 
jamin's children, or if he should have more children then one, then to have it 
equally devided amongst them, as before mentioned. 

If my son Benjamine Keayne should have any oth r child or children live- 
ing at the time of his decease besides Hannah Keayne, if it be one son or 
more, then his eldest son to have one halfe of the remaineing part of his 
fath rs portion & the rest of it that remaines, to be equally devided amongst 
his other children, Hannah Keayne also haveing a proportionable part in 
this also, if he have not above two children more liveing then besides hir 
selfe, though it be by anoth r wife then hir mother, if he should have but one 
son & noe othere daught but Hannah ("178.] then that son to have one halfe 
of his fath rs portion as I said before, if he should have no son & yet have 


one or more daught besides Hannah, then the one halfe of what I have 
given to my son is to be devided betweene them proportionably as I have 
mentioned before & it to be sequestred upon good securitie, that they may 
enjoye it when they come to age & the profitt that shall arise out of theire 
sevall portions to be imployed for there foode & rayment & for there good & 
carefull education in the feare of God & such learning as is needfull for 
them to be trayned up in, but if it should please God that my son should 
have no other child liveing at his death but Hannah Keayne & he dye before 
he knowes what I have given to him & so hath not disposed of it by his owne 
will as I have before mentioned 

Then my will is that Hannah Keayne should have Two hundred poundes 
more out of her fath r8 part, that is Sixe hundred pound in all besides the 
Three hundreth pound that I have given to hir of my owne 

My will is that my loveing wife M ra . Anne Keayne hir mother should have 
One hundred pounds out of that part I have left to my son in case she be 
then alive 

I give and bequeath to every one of my overseers mentioned in this will 
that shall then be alive & remaineing in this Country, out of my sons part 
Ten pounds a peece for theire care & paines [179.] taken & to be taken in 
the discharge of that trust & confidence that I putt in them all, to doe there 
uttermost to see this my will fullfilled & takeing order to the uttermost of 
there power & skill that it may faithfully be observed & pformed according to 
my true intent & purpose therein 

I give and bequeath out of my sons part in the cases before mentioned 
unto my sister Grace Jupe hir three children, of whoine I have yet the care 
of viz 1 . Anthony Jupe my couzine Mary Jupe now Mary Mosse & Benjamine 
Jupe that now lives in my house, one hundreth pound to be equally devided 
betweene them & if either of them should dye before they come to enjoye it, 
then the other two to have fivety pounds a peece & if but one of them 
remaine, then that one to have the whole hundreth pounds. 

Item I give & bequeath out of my sons part in cases before mentioned 
further to my loveing brother & sister Willson, with theire two children in this 
Country my cousine M r John Willson Preacher at Medfeild & my Cousine 
M re Mary Davenport atRoxbery one hundred & twenty pounds, that is to each 
forty pounds a piece & in case that either my Couzine John or my Couzine 
Davenport should dye before they come to enjoye it, then there parts to be 
given to there children. 

Ffor the rest of my sons third part or what else should have accrued to him 
out of my estate by virtue of his executo r ship or my gifts, as the third part of 
my land, which is to returne when his mother shall dye or Hannah Keaynes leg- 
acy es T18O.] & portion not before disposed .of in case she should dye before 
she come of yeares to enjoye it or of my son Benjamins other children incase 
he should have any besides Hannah & they or any of them should dye before 
they come to enjoye what I have before given to them & have not otherwise 
dsposed of it, I leave it to my overseers with the advice & consent of my 
wife while she remaines alive to order & dispose of it, to any such publike or 
charitable use or uses to the Towne of Boston or to the Collidge of Cambridge 
in New England or else wkere that they or the greater part of them in theire 
wisedome & consciences shall judge to be most usefull & necessary & in such 
away that the maine stock be it more or lesse if possible may still be p r served 
to the said uses & endes as I have ordered in my other legacies of such 

And my desire & request is to all my overseers that in case my son Ben- 
jamine should dye before his daughter Hannah Keayne should be of age to 
enjoye hir owne estate that they would be assistant to my wife hir Grand- 
mother, in there best counsell & advice to dispose of hir for hir future educa- 
tion & learning, unto some such wise & godly M rs or family where she may 
have hir carnall disposition most of all subdued & reformed by strict discipline 
& also that they would shew the like care & assistance in seasonable time to 
provide some fitt & godly match proportionable [181.] to hir estate & con- 
dition that she may live comfortably & be fitt to doe good in hir place 
to suffer hir to be circumvented or to cast away hirselfe for want of 
& watchfullnes upon some swagering gentleman or others that will 
more after the enjoying of what she hath, then liveing in the feare of 
true love to hir. 

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And my further desire request is to all my overseers that if any 
whether it be my execute 1 ", my wife, or any other, they haveing truely & 
justly received theire owne parts & legacies that I have in my will bequeathed 
to them, if they shall keepe or desire to keepe any further part of my estate 
in theire hands or any of the legacies mentioned in this will, while they come 
to grow due to be payd in, as some of them wilbe pretty long first, that they 
take good securitie from them for the severall sumes they shall so keepe or 
else to deliver them forth to such as will give securitie, that what I have in- 
tended for good may not by miscarriage want of discreetion or care to man- 
nage it well or by any unfaithfullnes come to sincke or to be wasted & so the 
workes to which they were given or any of the parties to whome the legacies 
doe belong should be wholly or in part deceived or disappointed of that which 
out of my love for there good I have given to them unlesse itplainely appeare 
at the inventorying of my estate, or shortly after, that my estate will not 
reach to accomplish all things that I have given too & given away [182.] in 
this will, that then my wife, my heire, & Grandchild, with Anthony, Mary & 
Benjamine Jupe being first provided for out of my estate according to what 
I have given to them pticul r w ch I am bound both in nature & grace first to 
take care of, & they in conscience to receive & enjoye it, I say there legacies 
being payd or provided for, if any losse should be or any shortnes of estate 
happen by the change of times or otherwise, it must be abated proportionably, 
out of my other gifts to other psons & uses. 

Item I give & bequeath to the three children of my owne sister M rs Grace 
Jupe now deceased, namely Anthony Jupe, Mary Jupe now wife to John 
Mosse of Boston & Benjamine Jupe now with me & under my care & tuition 
One hundred pounds out of my owne estate, besides what is mentioned before 
out of my sonnes estate in case he should dye as above mentioned, which 
hundreth pound I give after this manner, Thirtie pounds thereof unto my 
cousine Anthony Jupe to be payd to him or layd out for him in some such 
way as may bring him in some thing yearly rath r then to pay it to him at once 
except he be in some settled way, wherein it may appeare to my executo 1 " & 
overseers that it wilbe more for his benefitt & advantage to have it togeather, 
then to have the benefitt of it yearely & this to be payd to him or layd out for 
him within two yeares after my decease if he be then liveing & he paying 
[183.] to my executo r or his assignes any such debt as shall appeare then to 
be due to me from him at the time of my death if any such debt should be. 

Item I give & bequeath unto my couzine Mary Jupe now Mary Mosse Thir- 
tie pound more out of the above said hundred pounds to hir owne particular 
use & benefitt, to be layd out within two yeares after my death in some such 
way that she may have the benefitt of it comeing in yearely for hir supply, if 
she be then liveing, only if her husband should owe me anything at the time 
of my death, that I have lent him or layd out for him or them before, I would 
have that deducted out of this Thirty pound, or if it should be above Thirty 
pounds then this legacy to cease & it to be accounted payd in the lew of so 
much debt. 

Item I give & bequeath unto my couzine Benjamine Jupe (because he is 
lame & dime sighted & not like to doe much, if anything at all towards his 
owne maintenance) I give to him fortie pounds, if he be liveing two yeares after 
my death, and then to have it layd out in some such way or upon some such 
thing as may bring in a yearely profitt towards his dyett & cloathing while he 
lives & at his death the stwke it self e to be returned to my executo r his heires 
or assignes & this is besides the hundred pounds that I have given him before 
out of my sons estate in case he should dye before he comes here, only for 
Benjamine Jupe if it please God he should marry to an honnest carefull 
woman with the advice & counsell of my wife & son Benjamin [184.] Keayne 
or by the advice assistance of my Overseers & he should have one child or 
more by hir then my will is that not only the profitt of this forty pounds 
after the death of the father may be continued to the children or child of 
his but that the stocke it selfe may be devided betweene them. 

And though Anthony Jupe become to age & so fitt to dispose of himselfe & 
Mary Jupe is disposed of in marriage have theire meanes in there owne 
hands, with which two I have reckoned have sett there accounts even, 
both of what I received by virtue of my executo r ship to there moth 1 " 8 will 
what I layd out for them & upon them while they were under my tuition & 


care & have full releases & discharges from them under both there hands in 
my white boxe in my closet at Boston upon which my Cabenet stands, not- 
withstanding though they be now from me & at there owne disposing all 
saveing Benjamine, & notwithstanding all the care & paines that I tooke for 
them while they came to age I would yet show the affection of an uncle 
towards them in desireing & seeking there good, and because I have no other 
nearer kindred in this country that I know of, nor none that I can so well 
confide in, or that I may make so bould with as my loveing wife (& as I doe 
heartily thanke hir for that care paines & love that she hath allready shewed 
to these three fatherles & motherles children since they came to me for my 
sake, they being otherwise untoward enough as children without discreetio 
& consideration which I have kindly taken at [185.] hir hands & doe grate- 
fully accept, my desire & request to hir is, that while she and they live in 
these part that she would looke after them & remember that they are the 
neare kindered of a husband that hath truely & tenderly loved hir, to owne 
them & doe for them, by hir conntiuace counsell loveing carriage towards 
them & entertayneing of them as neede shalbe, when they come to visit hir 
or take advice of hir about any thinge that is meete & to suffer them to want 
nothing, that she without p r judice to hir selfe may helpe them unto (whilst 
they take good courses fit to be owned & carry themselves loveingly & 
respectfully towards hir) & their necessities & steights calls for, if any such 
thing may befall either of them, And the same request I make to my son 
Benjamine Keayne to be assistant both to his mother & them, to doe unto 
them all what good he can, but if all or either of them shall grow proud, 
stubborne, undutifull or troublesome either to my wife or son or should goe 
about to molest or vexe either of them by the sinister instigation of them- 
selves or others for them upon no just grounds or shall cast out contemp- 
tuous or or disgracefull speeches against them or my selfe after my death of 
which I know no just cause, haveing as I said before reckoned with Anthony 
& Mary Jupe & examined all the accounts betweene us before witnesse & with 
the helpe of oth r3 chosen thereto & have there discharge & release, only with 
Benjamine I could not reckon, because he is not of yeares, [186.] but his 
accounts both of what I have received of his & layd out for him, ever since 
he came to me, is by it selfe in my vellum debt booke & I would have all 
just right done unto him, when his account comes to be examined & ended, 
but if they should goe about needlesly to molest or vexe either my wife or 
son insteed of thankefullnes for all my love & care for so many yeares to y m 
y n my will is y l y e legacyes y l I have given to them, namely to those that 
shall so carry themselves shall cease & be utterly voyd, unto him or them 
that shall so behave themselves in any troublsome or reproachfull way & 
not payd nor continued to them But for my couzine Benjamin Jupe because of 
his many infirmities & his inabillitie otherwise to helpe himselfe I doe in a 
speciall manner comend the care of him to the love & tendernes of my wife 
& son whome I have found to be very indullgent towards him & to see y e he 
may not be wronged, he hath comfortable maintenance left him, to beare the 
charg of his dyet apparrell & phisicke by fower pounds a yeare left him by 
his mother in a house at London also by some tenements in London left him 
by his uncle M r . Nicholas Jupe which will produce 8 or ten pounds p anno 
to him for 18 or 20 yeares besides what I have left him in this will & if it 
fihould be thought convenient that he should marry for his future comfort 
& he inclyned to it, that then my wife & son would afford him the best advice 
& counsell in makeing choyce of such a match for him as may be for his 
future comfort & although possibly [187.] when he comes to age, my selfe 
being dead, he may desire to live with his sister Mosse which in some respects 
I should not dislike, yet if my wife be willing & finde it convenient to keepe 
him with hir, I knowing hir former care & tendernes to him, hir skillfull- 
nes in sicknes & health to provide for him, I thinke he can be no where better 
then with hir, but if she should putt him out to board from hir selfe then 
I thinke his owne sister M re . Mosse may be fitter to have him then a stranger, 
except my son should keepe a family here & would keepe him in his owne 
house, in case his mother should refuse it, else considering that my wife 
hath allready undergone the trouble of his education from his childhood to 
this time, when he was farr more sickly & troubled with such infirmities that 
few would have beene willing to have received him into there house & not 

24 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

haveing meanes enough by halfe to defray the charges that must necessarily 
be layd out upon him, but what he had from ourselves I doe thinke it most 
fitt that she before any other should have the keeping of him now, when he 
is more out of trouble & meanes to maintain him, which he had not before & 
it were an ill requitall of hir former love & paines to take him from hir now, 
when there is lesse trouble in keeping him, if she be still willing to keepe 
him, possibly I should have done some what more for them at my death, but 
God haveing provided for them so comfortably by the death of another uncle 
in London who hath given to each of them 8 or 10 lb . a yeare a peece, for 18 
or 20 yeares & I have otherwise [188.] beene at charge with them &*have 
had many occasions of exercising my love towards them for so many yeares 
togeather, since they have beene with me I thinke they have comfortable 
maintenance, if they be wise to improve it, the best way for there owne 

Item I give and bequeath to my loveing brother Mr. John Willson our Pas- 
tor at Boston as a token of my love & thankef ullnes for all his kindnes shewed 
to me Ten pounds wishing that my estate were such that I could have done 
for him & his as I desire 

Item, I give & bequeath unto my* loveing sister his wife, my wives owne 
sister Ten pounds to be wholly at hir owne disposing & fot hir owne pticul' 
use & both these to be payd to them within two yeares after my decease. 

Item, I give & bequeath to my couzine M r . John Willson my Broth 1 " 9 son 
now Preacher at Medfeild Thirty pounds & in case he should dye before he 
comes to receive this legacy, then I give Twenty pounds of the said legacy to 
his child or children to be equally devided between them in case he hath any 
alive at that time two yeares after my death 

Item, I give & bequeath Twenty pounds to my couzine Mary "Willson his 
sister now M r8 . Davenport at Roxbery, if she be liveing two yeares after my 

Item, I give & bequeath unto M re . Cotton the wife of our deare & Reverend 
Teacher M r . John Cotton deceased three pounds as a testimony of my respects 
unto hir deare husband in case she be alive & remaine a widdow within two 
yeares after my decease 

Item, I give & bequeath unto o r Elder Olliver if he shalbe alive one yeare 
after my decease forty shillings as a token of my respects to him & in case he 
should [189.] be dead before then I bequeath the said legacy to his Grand- 
child the son of M r John Olliver deceased to be payd in for his use within two 
yeares after my decease if he be then alive 

Item, I give and bequeath to our Elder Colborneand o r Elder Pen Thirty 
shillings a peece as a token of my love to them to be payd within two yeares 
after my decease if they be then alive 

Item I give & bequeath unto Major Gennall Gibbons as an acknowledgem* 
of my thankfullnes for his constant love to me Three pounds to buy him a 
Ring or a peece of Plate & to be payd two yeares after my decease if he be 
then alive & dwelling in this Country 

Item I give and bequeath unto my ancient friend Reverend M r . Norton Three 
pounds in case his aboad be with us here in Boston two yeares after my de- 

Item I give unto our Brother Renolds shoemaker senior Twenty shillings as 
a token of my respects to him if he be liveing two yeares after my decease, 
not forgetting a word that he spake publiquely & seasonably in the time of my 
distresse & other mens vehement opposition against me 

Item I give & bequeath unto Sarah Baker the daughter of John Baker that 
was sometime my Bayle, & the child borne in my house, forty shillings as a 
testimony of my respect to him to be payd to Mr mother for the childs use, 
forty shillings in a heifer calfe that shalbe worth so much two yeares after 
my decease, if the child be then liveing to be kept & improved for hir till she 
be marriyed or comes of age to receive it her selfe & to take some ingagem* 
[19O.] of the mother or hir husband or who else it shalbe comitted to that it 
shalbe so kept for the childs use with all the increase of it, necessary charges 
for wintering & c being deducted for keeping 

Item I give and bequeath to Edward Hall of Lyn Carpinter, as an ac- 
knowledgm* of all his former faithfullnes & loveing service to me (though of 
later yeares he hath carryed it lesse deserving & fuller oft more just provoca- 


ticn) Three pounds to be payd unto him two yeares after my decease if he be 
then alive & owe me nothing, if he doe then to abate him so much of his just 
debt, if he should be dead & owe me nothing, then my will is that this Three 
pounds may be improved to the use of his children till they come of 
age & that securitie may be taken of those it is delivered to that it shalbe so 
disposed of 

Item I give and bequeath to William Ffeavo r sometime my servant, forty 
shillings & to Alice his wife who was also my servant Twenty shillings if 
they be liveing two yeares after my decease & if they should owe me any 
thing, then deduct it out of there debt as I doe to Edward Hall 

Item I give & bequeath to Robert Rand of Lyn sometime my servant forty 
shillings to be payd him within two yeares after my decease, if he be then 
liveing & in this country 

Item I give and bequeath unto James Pemerton & his wife sometimes my 
servant & now partner with me at my ffarme, forty shillings two yeares after 
my decease, if he be then liveing, desiring him if he be then at my ffarme 
that he would doe the best he can [191.] in takeing care of what I shall 
leave in his hands & to be assistant to my wife & son in the best he can doe 
for there good and benefitt whilst he shall there remaine, either in Ms care 
or best advice to them in disposing of the ffarme for there best advantage if 
he stay not in it himself e at my sons request 

Item I give and bequeath to my Three Negars if they be liveing with me 
at the time of my death, namely to Angola, Negar, forty shillings & to Rich- 
ard my Negar fforty shillings & to his wife Grace Negar twenty shillings to 
be payd to them in some young Heifers to rayse a stock for them two yeares 
after my decease, yea though they should be disposed of to any other place 
before by my execute 1 " 8 & if they should be still kept or imployed at my ffarme 
or in the service of my son or wife I hope they wilbe as dilligent & carefull 
in there busines & as serviceable to them as they have beene to me while I 

Item I give Richard Negars Legacy to his daughter Zipora if she be alive 
at my death 

Item I give and bequeath to M r . Whiting one of the Teaching Eld" at 
Lyne forty shillings to be payd two yeares after my decease, if he be then 
liveing & in this country 

Item I give and bequeath to M r . Cobit the other Teaching Elder at Lyn, 
forty shillings upon the same termes as M r . Whiting hath his 

Item I give & bequeath to the two children of my wives brother M r . John 
Mansfeild Ten pounds to be equally devided betweene them & to be payd in 
two cowes to be kept for the use of the children & the yearly profitts of them 
to be allowed towards the [192.] childrens maintenance yearely, butneether 
the cowes nor the profitts of them to come into the hands of the father or 
mother but to be layd out upon the children, either for clothes or dyet & they 
that keepe the cowes to give security to my execute 1 " or overseers, that they 
shalbe so reserved for the children, till they come to age & if one of them 
should dye then the survive 1 " to enjoy that part with his owne, if they should 
both dye before they come to age, then that the cowes & the benefitt of them 
to be to the use of the father, if he be then alive, if dead, then they are to 
returne to my executo r 

And if any should be inquisitive, why I doe no more for him or his being 
a Brother 

My answer is that this which I have done is more with respect to his sister 
my loveing wife that in reference to him, who hath proved an unworthy & 
unthankfull brother to me, though I have done very much for him in Eng- 
land divers times, in releasing him out of Prisons, in paying his debts for 
him, in furnishing him with a stocke to set up his trade, when he had spent 
all his owne, in takeing up many quarrelsome bussinesses, which he in his dis- 
tempered fitts, had plunged himself e into of dangerous consequence, yet I 
compounded them for him, & at his sisters my wifea intreatie, with some 
other friends of hirs I sent him over into New England when his life was in 
some hazard, I payd his passage & some of his debts for him in England & 
lent him money to furnish himselfe Avith clothes & other necessaryes for his 
voyage, for many yeares I [193.] found him dyet & clothes gratis, till for 
his distempered carriages & unworthy behavio r I was fayne to putt him out 

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of my house, all the worke that ever he did for me, not being worth hia 
cloathes, yet was he never quiet from disturbing my whole family & pur- 
sueing me with continuall complaynts to our Eld 18 & others seekeing to pull 
a maintenance out of my estate whilst himself e lived idlie & spent what he 
gott in drinke & company keeping & so spitefull & envious he was to me, 
notwithstanding all my former care over him in seeking & endeavouring his 
good, that he would have cutt my throate with his false accusations if it had 
lyen in his power as it well appeared when time was, besides he owes me 
betweene 20 and 30 lb it not more for 16 or 20 lb of which I have his Bond for 
while he was in England, besides all that I have done for him since, yet he 
denyed this to be his hand before M r . Winthrop our then Governo 1 " & our 
Elders, till he was plainely convinced & sharply reproved for his falsenes, 
the rest is for what he hath had of me here though nothing be putt to ac- 
count, for his sev'all yeares dyet cloathes & other things while he lived in 
my house, yet all this hath not beene worth a good word, if his humo r be not 
continually satisfyed but all my kindnes- hath beene putt into a broken bagg 
& cast upon an unthankfull p'son y l hath ever rewarded my good w th evill 
though I desire to forgive him & pray to God also that he would forgive him 
all his falce reports & sinfull plotts that he hath practised against me, when 
time was, for all the mercy & kindnes that I have shewed to him in his 
streights & necessities, and though some may thinke that these things had 
beene better concealed & buryed, yet seeing God hath not helped him to 
acknowledge his sine, nor truely to repent of it in my apprehension in 
these respects I thinke it is of use [194.] to convince such of there evill 
carriages & helpe them the more to take heede of the future, when they see 
& feele what they loose by it, & not to thinke they have the libertie of there 
tongues to abuse there freinds at their pleasure & yet looke to have as great 
supplyes from their friendes & there estates as those that carry it more re- 
spectfully towards them & I thinke such vices are to be corrected this way 
when by other meanes they cannot be restrained, but his carriages in this 
kinde are pretty well knowne to others now as they are to me, though at 
first they were not so ready to beleive them but rather the contrary. Be- 
sides I know I shall leave to my loveing wife his sister a comfortable estate 
who I doubt not wilbe Avilling & ready to doe somewhat for him, if his car- 
riage to hir as it hath beene to my selfe doe not hinder it, they that doe 
expect love from there freinds, had not need abuse them but rather show 
love & respect to them & I have the rather made mention of these things to 
vindicate my selfe from the censures of others who else might have thought 
the hardlier of me for seeming to neglect him 

It may be some on the other side may marvell (especially some who 
have beene acquainted with some expressions or purposes of myne in form' 
wills) that I should give away so much of my estate in private legacies & to 
private uses, which might better have beene spared & to give little or noth- 
ing to any publique use for the genn'all good of the country an comon- 
wealth but what I have [195.] appropriated to our owne towne of Boston 

To answ r w ch doubt or objection I must acknowledge that it hath beene 
in my full purpose & resolution ever since God hath given me any comfort- 
able estate to doe good withall not only before I came into New England, 
but often since to study & endeavo r both in my life & at my death to doe 
what I could do to helpe on any publique profitable & genn'all good here, 
and what my thoughts & intents have beene about The Castle for publique 
defence, The Collidge & schooles for learning, the setting up of a Bridewell 
or Workehouse for Prison 1 " 8 Malefacto 1 " 8 & some sort of poore people stub- 
borne idle & undutifull youth as children & servants to have beene kept at 
worke in either for correction or to gett there liveing & some other things 
that I need not mention, in which things though I could not have done so 
much as I desired, yet so much I should have done as might have proved an 
example & incouriagem* to others of greater estates & willing mindes to 
have done more & to have helped to carry them on to more perfection for I 
have held it a great degree of unthankfullnes to God that when he hath be- 
stowed many blessings & a larg or comfortable outward estate upon a man 
that he should leave all to his wife & children to advance them only, by make- 
ing them great & rich in the world or to bestow it upon some freinds or kin- 
dred that it may be hath no great need of it & to dispose none or very little 

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of it to publique charitable or good workes such as may tend to his glory & 
the good of oth rs in way of a thankfull acknowledgem 4 to him for so great 
favo rs 

[196.] But the truth is that unkindnes & ill requitall of my former love 
cost & paines both in Old England & here w ch I have taken to promote the good 
of this place being answered by divers heere with unchristian, uncharitable 
and unjust reproaches & slaund" since I came hither, as if men had the lib- 
erty of theire tongues to reproach any that were not beneficiall to them, to- 
geather with that deepe & sharp censure that was layd upon me in the Country 
& carryed on w th so muchbitternes & indignation of some contrary both to law 
or any foregoing p r sident if I mistake not & I am sure contrary or beyond the 
quallity & desert of the complaynts that came against me, w ch indeed were rath r 
shaddowes of offence, out of a desire of revenge made great by the agreva- 
tions of some to make them haynous & odious then that they were so indeed 
& this not in my owne judgem* only (which maybe looked at as partiall) but 
in the judgm' 3 of hundreds that have expressed themselves, both then & es- 
pecially since, & yet by some it was carryed on with such violence & p r etended 
zealeas if they had ha4 some of the greatest sines in the world to censure, 
that had it beene in theire pow r or could they have carryed it they would not 
have corrected or reformed but uttery have ruined my selfe & all that I had 
as if no punishm* had beene sufficient to expiate my offence, for selling a 
good bridlo for 2 s that now worse are sould without offence for 3 s & 6 a naylea 
for 7 d 8 d nayles for 10 1 p.c w c h since & to this day are frequently sould by 
many for a greate deal more, & so in all other things proportionably as selling 
gold buttons for [19 7.] two shilling nine pence a dozen that cost above 2 in 
London & yet were never payd for by them that complayned, these were the 
great matt rs in w ch I had offended, when my selfe have offten scene & heard 
offences, complaynts & crymes of a high nature against God & men such as 
filthy uncleanenes fornications, drunckenes, fearefull oathes quareling, muti- 
nes sabboth breakings thefts fforgeries & such like w ch hath passed with fynes 
or censures so smale or easy as hath not beene worth the nameing or regard- 
ing w ch I cannot fchinke upon but w th sad thoughts of inequallitie of such pro- 
ccdings w ch hath beene the very cause of tying up my heart & hands from 
doing such genn'all & publique good acts, as in my heart I both desired & in 

And though some out of pride & p r judice may misinterpret what I speake 
& slight any thing that either I would or could have done & possibly will say 
it is as good lost as found & undone as done, rather than they would thinke 
themselves behoulding to any man for theire giftes 

To which I would reply that those w c!l are willing to doe least themselves are 
most ready to slight & undervalue what is done by oth r8 , but let such know that 
if they grow proud & high minded & scorne the kindnes & indeavo 1 " 8 of oth r8 
that desire to doe more good then themselves God can & it may be will bring 
such high spiritts into a lower frame & putt them into such a condition that 
they may stand in need of the helpe of as meane & as much despised psons as 
my selfe before they dye, in the [198.] in the meane time it is not good for 
any to slight the least kindnes of there bretheren, though they should have 
no pticular benefitt by it so the Country may fajre the better, neither is it good 
for them to greive the spirits of y r brethren nor to oppresse those they despise 
nor willingly to quench or discourage them in any good they intend, for the 
time will come when I & they, the judges judged shall stand naked before 
one Throne, where there wilbe no respect of psons, when all sentences & the 
causes of them wilbe called over againe, before a greater Judge & a higher 
trybunall then mans can be, where the accused shall have his just plea, as 
well as his accusers & where the sighes of the oppressed & wronged wilbe 
heard & a righteous sentence shall passe, not according to jealousyes suspitious 
reports the claymo of envious & p r judiced psons incensed & stirring up 
others to joyne therein, but as the true nature of the case stands without p r j- 
udice or partiallitie for all these are but leaden rules to walke by & often 
leade into erro rs mistakes, makeing a moate in some men to be a mightie 
beame & anoth r mans mountaine not to be looked at as a smale moale hill, I 
know the loude complaints of such psons before mentioned (though the most 
of them I had never dealt withall for a peny nor they with me, & others that 
had were drawne in against theire owne minds & intents that had noe cause 

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nor ground of disatisf action in themselves as themselves have acknowledged) 
was the cause of that sharpe & severe censure more then the true nature of 
the things complayned of did deserve w ch I must needs say if I should say no 
[199.] more, for I now speake the wordes of a man as if ready to dye & leave 
the world, when there is no cause to daube with my owne conscience to jus- 
tify evill nor to extenuate my owne faults, that will againe be called to ac- 
count, if not before washed away in the pretious blood of Jesus Christ. 

I did submit to the censure, I payd the fyne to the uttermost, w ch is not nor 
hath beene done by many (nor so earnestly required as mine was) though for 
certaine & not supposed offences of farr higher nature w ctl I can make good 
not by hearesay only but in my owne knowledge, yea offences of the same 
kinde & w h was so greatly agravated & with such indignation pursued by 
some, as if no censure could be too great or to severe, as if I had not beene 
worthy to have lived upon the earth) are not only now comon almost in every 
shop & warehouse but even than & ever since with a higher measure of ex- 
cesse, yea even by some of them that were most zealous & had there hands 
& tongues deepest in my censure, since of buyers w c!l they were then, they 
are turned sell ra & pedling m r chants themselves so that they are become no 
offences now nor worthy questioning nor takeing notice of in others & yet I 
would say the great cry of oppression & excessive gaines then considering the 
time that they kept the goods bought in their hands, before they could or would 
pay & the qualllty or rather the busines of there pay for kinde, yea contrary 
to theire owne premisses in steed of gaynes there was apparent losse without 
any gaynes to the seller, & the oppression lay justly & truely on the buyers 
hand [S5OO] rather then on the seller, but then the country being all buyers 
,& few seir* though it would not be scene on that syde then, for if the Lyon 
will say the Lambe is a foxe, it must be so, the lambe must be content to leave 
it, but now the country hath gott better experience in m r chandize, and they 
iiave soundly payd for there experience since, so that it is now & was many 
y eares agoe become a comon proverb amongst the most buyers that knew 
those times, that my goods & prizes were cheapo peniworths in comparison of 
what hath beene taken since & especially the prizes of these times, yet I have 
borne this patiently & without disturbance or troubling the Court with any pe- 
titions for remission or abatement of the fyne, though I have beene advised 
by many friends yea & some of the same court so to doe, as if they would be 
willing to embrace such an occasion to undoe what was then done in a hurre 
& in displeasure, or at least would lessen or mettigate it in a great measure, 
but I have not beene psuaded to it, because the more innocently that I suffer, 
the more patiently have I borne it, leaveing my cause therein to the Lord 

Yet I dare not subscribe to the justnes of that times proceeding against 
me, nor did my conscience to the best of my remembrance ever yet convince 
me that that censure was either equall or deserved by me, I speake not this to 
greive any godly heart or to lay any misinterpretation or scandall upon the 
whole Courr or all the Magistrate in genn'all which I have [25O1.] ever 
thought my selfe bound to honn r & esteeme & submit to in lawf ull things & I 
am not ignorant of the great debates that was in the Court about this bust 
nesse that the prtended zeale of some of the chiefe sticklers w ch drew 
what parties they could to their opinion was opposed by a considerable 
number both of the Magistrates & Deputies as that there was no proof e to 
witnesse nor no ground in law nor example to carry it as they did, & that 
there was more said by much in open Court in my defence then I speake 
here for myselfe & that not for any by respect or relation that they had to 
me, but from theire own consciences and judgm 18 & looked at it as most 
severe, though it may be they would not have wholly acquitted me, yea I 
know that the censure itselfe in that kinde & measure as it past, was against 
the desire & judgement of allmost the greatest number of the cheifest & 
wisest of the Magistrates & Deputies in that Court, for the fine was cast but 
by one vote, as I have beene credibly informed & by that one party himselfe 
as well as others & those that did yeald to what was done, did consent rather 
to p r vent a greater inconvenience (the oposite partie harkning to no mod- 
eration nor reasons alleadged) then approving of the sentence And our 
Honno r ed Governo^M 1 ". John Winthrop which is now with God, though as 
I heard at that time was rather against me then for me, yet not long before 
his death at a meeting at Cap e Tings house whether all our Eld 8 & some 


other with my selfe was invited, where he in his discourse with our Reverend 
Teacher M r . Cotton & my Brother Wilson, my selfe with others sitting close 
by, he tooke occasion of his owne accord to speake of the proceedings of the 
Court in this busines, as if he had beene troubled [2O2.] or had had hia 
mind exercised about it as that it was needfull & just to consider of that act 
againe, & by his speech it seemed to me & others that he had a purpose of 
his owne accord to have mooved the genn'all Court to recall that censure that 
had past against me, which was approved of by those he spake it to. I did 
not thinke meete to make any reply or to give him occasion of further dis- 
course about it, because he had not made mention of my name as I heard 
though all understood whome he ment, Therefore about 3 weekes or a 
moneth after I went home to him & desired to know what his meaning was 
in such expressions that he had with our Eld rs at such a time & then he 
more plainely tould me his meaning & I am confident that he hath beene much 
troubled in himselfe, that things past as then they did & that if he had lived 
he would have used his uttmost endeavo r that my fyne at least should have 
beene restored back to me & not only himselfe but also some others not only 
of the Magistrates, but of the Deputies, yea some of them that were then 
againest me, have said that they thinke the Court ought in justice to doe no 
lesse then to give me money againe Therefore I hope that what I have here 
writt out of the greife & trouble of my heart willbe no offence to those whome 
I reverence in the lord & intend to lay no blemish upon in the least kind, nor 
to no moderate or impartiall man, either that was then of the Court or out of 
it for I intend not to give them just offence, if others shall & will miscon- 
strue my true meaning, I must leave them to God unto [2O3.] whome I have 
& shall still comitt my cause & cry to him for right & I have many testemonyes 
in my spirit that he hath righted me therein, not only in the hearts & judgem 18 
of many men that knew & heard of those proceedings, but also in my very out- 
ward estate that thought some intended it for my great hurt, yet God hath 
beene pleased to turne it to my good so that I have not since fared the worse 
nor lost by it but hath since carryed me through many & great engagem 48 
with comfort, And it is not unusuall in wills for men in there last & dyeing 
Testaments when they shall speake no more to make mention of such things 
as have troubled them in theer lives & such acts as they could not submit to in 
theire judgem ts which they have done in there sufferings, I could mention some 
in my owne time that I know, besides others I have read on, I will only men- 
tion one, M r . Humphery Ffen a famous Minister at Coventry well knowne to 
many in this country a Nonconformist & therefore silenced by the BishP 8 , in 
his last will and Testament, he made a full & open Protestation against Prel- 
acy & the ceremonyes for w ch he had suffered, but the times being then very 
corrupt, the p r laticall party, when the will came to be proved would not suffer 
that part of his will to be putt upon the records of there Court & seeing there is 
a libertie given to the memo of this Court & to others out of Court, that if 
any acts passe & they cannot concurr with the genn'all vote to make there 
remonstrance or protestation [2O4.] of discent so it be done modestly & 
without provokeing expressions, I hope therefore it will not be offencive for 
myselfe, that have beene & now am a member of the Court (when I first 
drew out this declaration in a former will) & also a member both of Church 
& Comonwealth (though unworthy) to relate the state of my case & declare 
my owne judgm 1 & discent (yea the judgm ts of hundreds more besides my 
selfe) in a case w ch doth so nearly concerne me & wherein I conceive I have 
received so much wrong by the practises of some that I f orbare to name 
though I could poynt them out & have observed & could tell of Gods dealings 
with some of them since but I forbeare, Therefore I would make this request 
to the overseers of this my will that all or some of them would (if they in 
there wisedome judge it not very inconvenient) to take a seasonable time to 
move the genn'all Court about it, to recall or repeale that sentence & to returne 
my fyne againe after all this time of enjoying it as that w ch I beleive is 
properly & justly due to my estate & will not be comfortable for the Country 
to enjoye I make no doubt but it will willingly be barkened too, though my 
selfe for some reasons sought it not while I lived though advised to it & I 
conceive it would be much for there honno r & would justify them in the 
hearts of many so to doe & would be no cause of greife to any of them in 
the great day of account, no not to them that were then most forward & 

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zealous of the prosecution, if any of them should be [2O5.] of that Court 
at that time & were it possible for me to know it certainely before I dye 
(though it be not for the love of the money, nor for addition to my estate by 
it, though it was a considerable sume about Eighty pounds as I remember) 
it would much ease & refresh my spirit in respect of the equity of it, And if 
upo n this motion of my overseers the Court shalbe pleased to consent, that 
my will is that what is so returned by them may be given to Harvard Col- 
lidge at Cambridge, according as I have proposed in my former gifts to that 
place or if they shall see any other worke more needfull upon w ctl it may be 
disposed of, to more good or publicke use or service I leave it to the discree- 
tion of my overseers with the consent of my executo 1 " 9 But some \vilbe 
ready to say that shall read or heare of the expressions in this my will, if I 
am & have beene of this minde so long, how can it stand with that humble 
confession that I made both in the Court & in the Church (when I en- 
deavo r ed in the one & did in the other give satisfaction without carrying a 
great appearance of hypocricy or at least of repenting my repentings 

I desire in this to cleare my conscience both towards God & man & doe 
not thinke that these things are improper to be mentioned in a will, but very 
naturall & suiteable to it, Therefor I say first if my confession was humble 
& penetentiall, as is objected, that it did justly call for mercy & clemancy & 
not for advantage & more sev'ety as some made use of it to that end, but 
with what equitie I leave both them & it to the Lord & [2O6.] (& to such a 
time where in they may stand in need of mercy themselves & shall not finde 
it, for there shalbe judgm 4 mercyles to them that show no mercy) to whome 
they must give an answere if some of them have not allready done it, if my 
confession was not humble & penitent, then the objection is needles, but I 
am glad the p r vailing paritie at that time so tooke it, though they looke upon 
it as an act of my guilt & use it as a weapon against me, but I thinke it wilbe 
a witnesse against them for there perverting of it. 

I did not then nor dare not now goe about to justify all my actions, I know 
God is righteous & doth all upon just grounds, though men may mistake in 
there grounds & proceedings, Counsell have erred & Courts may err & a 
faction may be too hard & outvote the better or more discerning part, I know 
the erro" of my life, the faylings in my trade & otherwise have beene many, 
therefor from God it was most just, though it had beene much more severe I 
dare not so open my mouth against it, nor never did as I remember but jus- 
tify him, yet I dare not say nor did I ever thinke (as farr as I can call to 
minde) that the Censure was just & righteous from men, was the price of 
a Bridle, not for takeing but only asking 2 s for it w ch cost here 20 d such a 
haynous sine, which have since beene comonly sould & are still for 2 s 6 d & 3 8 
or more, though worse in kinde, was the selling of 2 or 3 dozine of great gold 
buttons for 2 s 10 d p dozine that cost 2 s 2 d ready money in London & bought 
at the best hand (such a haynous sin) as I shewed to many by my Invoyce 
(though I could not at that instant finde it when the Court desired to see it) 
& since was confirmed by spetiall testimony from London & yet the buttons 
notpayd for when the complaynt [2O7.] was made, nor I thinke not yet, 
neither did the complaint come from him that bought & owed them nor with 
his knowledge or consent as he hath since affirmed, but meerly from the 
spleene & envy of another, whome it did nothing concerne, was this so great an 
offence ; Indeed that it might be made so some out of there ignorance would 
needs say they were coper & not worth 9 d p dozine but these were weake 
grounds to passe heavie censures upon, was the selling of 6 d navies for 8 d 
p Ib. & 8 d nayles for 10 d p Ib. such a crying & oppressing sine though as I 
remember it was above two yeares before he that bought them payd me for 
them (& not payd for if I forgot not) when he made that quarreling excep- 
tion & unrighteous complaint in the Court against me (he then being of the 
Court himselfe) as if I had altered & corrupted my booke in adding more to 
the prize than I had set downe, for them at first delivery, w ch if I had set 
downe 8 d for that after 2 yeares forbearance, w ch I would have sould for 
7 d if he had payd me p r sently, I thinke it had beene a more honest act in me 
then it was in him that promissed or a least p r tended to pay me p r sently that 
he might git them at a lower prize then a man could well live upon & when 
he had gott n*y goods into his hands to keepe me 2 or 3 yeares without my 
money & though all that while there was no fault found at the prizes but 

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when he could for shame keepe the money no longer, yet he will requite it 
with a censure in the Court, for my owne part as I did ever thinke it an 
ungodly act in him so I doe thinke in my conscience that it had beene more 
just in the Court to have censured him then me for this thinge though this was 
the cheifest [2O8.] crime alleadged & most powerfully carryed against me & 
other things drawne in to make this the more probable & to helpe to make up 
a censure as some farthing skeanes of thread & c . but the truth of the thinge 
was this, this man sent unto me for 2 or three thousand of 6 d nayles, I sent to 
him a bagg full of that sort just as them came to me from M r Ffoots in 
London, never opened nor altered by me, these I entered into my booke at 
8 d p lb. thinking he would have payd me in a very short time, it fell out that 
these nayles proved some what to little for his worke, he sent them againe & 
desired me to let him have bigger for them, I tooke them & sent him a bagg 
of 8 d nayles of the same quantity at 10 d p lb. now because I was loth to alter 
my booke & to make a new charge I only altered the figures in my booke & 
made the figure of 6 a figure of 8 for 8 d nayles & the figure of 8 that before 
stood for 8 d a lb. I made 10' 1 Now though he knew of the change of these 6 1 
nayles for 8 d (which I had quite forgot through my many other occasions) & 
the length of time that they had stood in the booke unpayd) yet this he con- 
cealed from me & from the Court also (but to make the matter more odious, 
he challenged me & my booke of falsehoode supposing that because he had 
kept me so long from my money therefor I had made the prize higher by 
altering the figures, then at first I had charged them downe & that I required 
10 d p lb. for 6 d nayles & so carryed it in the Court, who was the more easily 
beleeved because he was a magistrate & of esteeme therein though it was a 
most unjust & untrue charge, & only from his owne imagination) till [2O9.] 
I cleared it by good testimony from an honest man in his owne towne whom 
he sent for the first nayles & did so bring them backe & received the bigger 
nayles for them, who came to me of his owne accord & tould me he heard 
there was a difference betweene such a man & I which he said he could cleare 
& related the matter fully to me which I was very glad to heare, which 
brought all things to my minde & what was the ground of altering the figures 
in the booke which before I had forgott, though I saw it was done with my 
owne hand, and this was the very truth of the thing. I p r sently acquainted 
our Honno r ed Governo r M r John Winthrop & some others who were very glad 
that the truth of that reproach was so unexpectedly discovered & cleared & 
many if not most of the Court was satisfyed with it & saw the thinge to be 
very plaine in my debt booke, but the party himselfe would not be satisfyed, 
but they were 6 d nayles set downe at 10 d p lb. though himselfe saw the figure 
of 8 as plaine as the figure of 10, Now I leave it to the world to judge, or 
any impartial 1 man, or any that hath understanding in trade whether this 
was a just offence or so crying a sine that I had such cause to be so penitent 
for (this being the cheife & pressed on with so great agravation by my 
opposers) except it should be that my actions innocent in themselves were so 
misconstered I knew not how to helpe my selfe, especially considering it 
was no oppresseing prize but usuall with others at that time to sell the like so 
& since for almost halfe as much more frequently, as I thinke all know & yet 
both given & taken without exception, or at least without publique complaint, 
yea the same gentleman himselfe, since he hath turned Marchant & Trader 
seemes to have lost his former tendernes of conscience ~.hat he had when he 
[was] way a buyer not to be so scrupelous in his ^21O.] owne gaines 
takcing for if I be not misinformed & I thinke I had it from very good infor- 
mation, of some of his neighbo rs yet liveing that knew well what they said, 
he agreed with some of the neighbo ra in his owne towne that he would send 
for or bring with him 1000 lb worth of English goods for the good of the 
Country which they should have at easy rates & he would take wheat pease 
or any sort of Corne Cattle for the pay they provided there pay according 
to agreem 1 but he fayled them in there first expectation haveing no goods 
come at all, yet another yeare he had a lesse quantity came & amongst them 
nayles & I beleeve taken up upon credit & not payd for before they came, yet 
when they were come, Corne nor Cattle would not serve for pay nor trust he 
wo.ild not, but his demaunds are ready money for the gaines he will have 
G d in the shilling profitt (w ch was oppression exaction in the highest degree 
when he was a buyer) but that was not all neither, for if they payd in Spanish 

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money they must pay him there dollars at 4 8 6 d a piece which here went currantly 
at 5 s and for his nayles they being scarce at that time his neighbo rs being in 
want would have given him any prize or pay for them, but he would part 
with none of them, no necessity would p r vayle except they would buy all his 
other goods with them, w ch no doubt came at prizes high enough, which made 
his parcell lye somewhat long upon his hands & possibly was faire to fall 
both in his prize & pay after so many had refused them & to retaile some of 
them, for I Avas shewed my selfe some cloth bought of him at 18 or 20 j p 
yeard, that if some others had sould the like at 15 3 p yeard, it would have 
beene thought worthy complaint [211.] And let me add one thing more of 
his practise, haveing obtained his desire againest me in the Court, though not 
so fully as he would have had it, but being disappointed of his expectation in 
the Church, they not looking upon the complaints & witnesses as the Court 
did, he undertooke another unjust & unworthy attempt against me, in not 
only demaunding but earnestly pursueing me for 200 lb which he ptended I 
owed him, I tould him I never owed him 5 shillings in my life, he s d it was 
for 200 lD y* his fathr r had lent me in London & had assigned him to receive it 
w ch he never did, I told him I never borrowed any money of his father in my 
life, but at his request did receive some money, of w ch there was 200 lb left w h 
he desired me that it might lye by till he sent for it w ch accordingly I did & had 
payd it long before I came out of England, for this was about 2 yeares before 
I came to New England, when this gentleman came often to my house & re- 
ceived many curtesies fro me (though now they were all f orgott) & in all that 
time / [he] never mentioned any such thing to me (for he knew it was payd) 
nor in 2 yeares after wee had beene in New England or there abouts, till this 
falling out, nothing that I could say would satisfy him, many letters past 
betweene him & I but nothing would doe except I could prove the payment of 
it w ch I was not able to doe, it being so long agoe & things much out of minde 
& many things passing through my hands in so great a remoovall from on 
Country to another, yet I thought I did not part with such a sume of money 
without takeing a receipt for it, I looked all my pap ra & writings where I 
thought it might be, but could find none, for in such a remoove many writings 
might be lost, or at least so mixed with other things, so long out of date, y t 
there might be no hope of finding it, this made him [212.] more confident, 
so y l he threatened very seriously to sue me for it in the Court, but first that 
he might carry on his designe the better & make me the more odious, he 
made a great complaint to our Eld 1 " 8 of my false dealing with him, because he 
thought they had beene too favorable to me in the former busines, he writt a 
very tart letter & full of complaints against me to our Rev'end Teacher M r 
John Cotton & Pasto r my brother Willson, they acquainted me with it, I 
desired to see his letter w cl1 they gave to me, w ch haveing read I denyed his 
accusations I related plainely to them all things that I remembred about it, 
they seemed to be satisfyed with my answer, they returned him an answere & 
wished me to write to him also but nothing would satisfy him, but he desires 
a hearing before all our Eld r3 (& he being a Magistrat it could not without 
some show of disrespect be denyed to him) they acquainted me with it, I con- 
sent, a time was appointed when he & I should meet before all our 4 Eld rs : I 
pceiveing now that what he did was not only in passion, but very serious 
intending to make me pay that 200 lb twise over he haveing gott an advantage 
against me both from my words & in my writing that I had once such a some 
left w th me by his father, I began now to looke over all my writings more 
carefully to see if I could finde any writings that might cleare the matter or 
give any light to me about it, at last by a singular providence of God I found 
a cleare & full receipt in one of my bookes, to whome I had payd his 200 lb 
[213.] where & by whose order w ch did much refresh me, that I should now 
be able to cleare my owne innocency & be able to discover the falcenes & 
unjustnes of his accusations but I kept this private to my selfe that I might 
see how farr he would carry it & the uttermost that he intended to doe 
knowing this would helpe me at a dead lift, at the time appointed wee mett 
before our 4 Eld rs , he opened his complaints, made his accusations against 
me very plausible, they putt him in minde that possibly he might forgett & that 
he would consider better of it. No he was sure of it & professed before 
them that he never had penny of it from me, nor any oth r for him by his 
order, nor never had any account fro any man about it & carryed it as if I 


Jid goe about to cozen & deceive him of it & when I made the unlikelynes of 
such a thing to be & demaunded if it were so why he in all that 2 yeares be- 
fore I came to New England did not demaund it of me, (he also knowing of 
my purpose to come) when things were fresh in memory & where I had oppor- 
tunity many wayes to cleare it or else to have payd it againe, he was so pas- 
sionately zealous that he intended as certainely to have made me pay it againe 
as I was certaine that I had payd it once before, when all that I could say & 
what o r Eld 1 " 8 did say as the apprehended in so darke a busines (wherein 
there was no evidence on either syde but what my selfe had acknowledged) 
I could give him no satisfaction then I desired them to give me some time to 
looke amongst my writings againe for the receipt, which was graunted me & 
another time of meeting sett, when we came I kept my booke close & desired 
to know whether in that time he had not called to remembrance some thing 
about the payment of it or whether he was not indebted to some man that he 
might appoint to receive it for him [214.] for (for by the receipt I pceived 
that his father had either given or lent him this 200 lb ) which he utterly deny- 
ing still I then produced my receipt for it, he read it & they all p'used it & 
sawe it faire writt by him that received the money, he acknowledged that he 
knew the gentleman a Linnen Draper in Cornhill & that he had dealings with 
him then & when he came for N. England but still said he had no account of 
him for this 200 lb I tould him that could not be but if he had not it did not 
concerne me, I charged him before them of the great injury that he had & 
f ardor would have done to me if the Lord had not cleared my innocency by 
the findeing of this receipt & I tould them that I would write my selfe to the 
Linnen Draper about it & though he could not excuse it yet he had not a heart 
to submit so lowe as to acknowledg any fault to me, when he was gone I tould 
ou r Eld rs that intended to sue him for the slaund rs & injury y l he had done 
to me, MX Cotton wisht me rather to forbeare because of my late troubles & 
that it was no time for recriminations but after things were a little blowne 
over, it might be more seasonable to doe it, I followed his counsell, yet said 
I should not only cleare my owne innocency by it but also sett him out in his 
colo' s both in this & his former prosecutions of me. 

But it may be some will alleadge in his defence that this was but his for- 
gittfullnes, it being so long agoe & that doubtlesse he would not purposely 
have wronged me in so great a sume as that was 

The greater the sume was the greater was his temptation to doe it. If his f or- 
getfullnes should excuse him in telling so many untruths & affirming possi- 
tively so many falce things why should not my forgetfullnes have excused 
me why I knew not where my receipt was & when I spake the truth [215.] 
that I had payd the money, though I did not certainely know when, nor to 
\vhome with some other circumstances forgott, but they were rejected, nor 
all that I could say was esteemed of no value to him. 

I must needs say that I cannot readely be of theire beleife that so thinke 
though possibly there might be a slight, or a kind of willing forgetfullnes. 
But I appeale to all that know the man, & knew his estate both then & since 
as well as I did, whether it be a thinge likely that such a lumpe as 200 lb 
should sincke downe & be so drowned in his estate, that he could not misse 
it in 3 or 4 yeares togeather, no nor when things were more fresh in his 
memory, or that he should appoint another to receive it of me & yet him- 
selfe neither owed it to that man before, nor received nothing of him for it 
since, nor was not by either of them brought to account, neither before he 
came to New England (when in all likelyhoods they would reckon haveing had 
dealings togeather) nor never since, I know in those dayes he stood in as 
much money as other of his neighbo 1 " 8 & that the remooving from one coun- 
try into another for habitation is very chargeable & putts many of good 
estates to some streights for want of money to even & discharg many ex- 
pences & debts, therefore that he should lett 200 lb lye in my hands so many 
yeares without recciveing any profitt or forbearance for it, yea & quite for- 
gett to call for it or to reqpnire some note under my hand or some security 
that he might have had some thing to shew him that I did owe him so much, 
seeing he was to leave the land & goe so long & dangerous a voyage 
by sea, it is to me so incredible that I cannot beleeve it. But this I doe 
beleive, that if I had dealt so by him & affirmed so resolutely things that 
were falce & untrue, though it had beene for the [216.] getting of a farr 

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lesse sume then 200 lb from him, he would not only have judged me to be a 
lyar a very falce & deceitful! man, but would have made the world be- 
leeve, that I would have cozened him of so much money & would have 
thought me worthy to have stood in the Pillory or to have suffered some 
other severe punishment, that might have made me an example to all others. 
As it well appeared by his violent prosecutions of me in the Court for farr 
smaller offences then this, his nayles haveing the greatest shew, yet if some 
could have had y r wills they would have had the fyne mounted up to 1000 Ib 
yea 500 lb was too little except some coporal punishment was added to it, 
such as my mans standing openly one a market day with a Bridle in his 
mouth or at least about his necke, as I was credibly informed, here was 
well guided zeale. It is true I was much greived & astonished to be com- 
plained of in Court & brought pubiquely to answ r as a greivous malefactor, 
only upon the displeasure of some that stirred in it, more then properly did 
concerne them & to be prosecuted so violently for such things as seemed 
to my selfe & others so triviall & upon great outcryes as if the oppression 
had beene unparaleld & when all things was searched to the bottome noth- 
ing of moment was proved against me, worthy of mention in a Court, but 
what I have here expressed, & yet no other way left me for helpe, things 
being carryed so highly against me by one party, as I had it by good infor- 
mations, but by casting my selfe upon the favo r or mercy of the Court, as 
some had counselled me though since I thinke they have had cause to be 
preived for as well as I, because it had an effect contrary [217.] to expec- 
tation, that the meanes w ch should have p'cur the more clemency was by 
some made an argum t of my greater guilt, if this should convince me of the 
equity & honesty of such mens moderation, w ch delight to turne things not 
to the best but worst sence, the Lord helpe me to see that w ch yet I have not 
done & was not the way to bow & melt my heart, but rather provoake it to 
cry more earnestly to God to doe me right in such a case, I confesse still as 
I did then & as I have said before, that the newnes & straingnes of the 
thing, to be brought forth into an open Court as a publique malefactor, waa 
both a shame & an amazem 1 to me, It was the greife of my soule (& I desire 
it may ever so be in a greater measure) that any act of mine (though not 
justly but by misconstruction) should be an occasion of scanclall to the Gos- 
pell & pfession of the Lord Jesus, or that my selfe should be looked at as 
one that had brought any just dishono r to God, (w ch I have endeavo r ed long 
& according to my weake abilitie desired to p r vent) though God hath beene 
pleased for causes best knowne to hlmselfe to deny me such a blessing, and 
if it had beene in my owne power I should rather have chosen to have 
prished in my cradle then to have lived to such a time, but the good pleas- 
ure of God is to keepe me low in my owne eyes as well as in the eyes of 
others, as also to make me humble & penitent, least such mercyes should 
have lifted me up, above what is meete. yet I doe say still as I have often 
done before, that those things for w ch I was questioned (in the best appre- 
hension guided by God's Avord, that I had then or have since attained to) did 
deserve no such proceedings as was carved out to me, though some blew up 
those sparkes into a great flame, & I am not alone herein, though it was my 
owne case, but many [218.] wise & godly servants of the Lord, as well as 
div s oth rs were & still are of the same minde, yea some that were then much 
against me have confessed since to me, that things were carryed in a hurre. 

Yea & o r owne Church, when they called all those complaints over againe, 
that was layd to my charge (as it was meete the should) to see how farr 
there was equitie in them & how farr I was guilty of all those claymo" 8 & 
rumo rs that then I lay under, they heard my defence equally & patiently & 
after all there exquisite search into them & attention to what others could 
alleadge or prove against me, they found no cause but only to give me an 
admonition & lesse they could not doe, without some offence, considering 
what had past in Court before against me, now if y e church had scene or 
apprehended, or could have proved that I had beene so justly guilty as others 
imagined, they could have done no lesse, then have excomunicated & cast 
me out of there society & fellowship as an unworthy member. 

But it may be some will reply to this that my offences might be looked at 
with the same eye in the church as it was in the Court & that my penetency 
& godly or at least seeming sorrow might keepe off the churches censure 
though it would not the Courts. 

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It is true that in any thinge wherein I might justly take shame or sorrow 
to my selfe God inclyned my heart not to withstand it for he that hydes his 
sines shall not prosper, but he that confesseth & forsaketh them shall finde 
mercy, in many this wee sinne all & who can say his heart is cleane, yet for 
the chiefe of the things that was most urged against me in Court & for w ch 
the sentence past against me, as the gould buttons, the bridle, the nayles, the 
falcyfying [219.] of my booke I did justify & stand to maintaine that they 
was evident mistakes & that I was wronged about th** as that they were 
8 d . nayles at 10 d p. Ib & not 6 d that the buttons were gould & not copper & that 
they cost 2 A 2 d . 2* 2 {l . p dozine in London sould here at 2 s 10 d . p dozn & that 
there was no oppression in that prize, that though the figures in my booke 
were altered, yet it was not for any such ende as was p 7 tended & urged 
against me, but upon that very cause that before I have related, here I had 
no cause of penetency or confession of guilt except it was for that I had 
beene so used & reproached about them against all equitie, but if they should 
have cast me out of the Church 20 times for this I should have chosen 
it rather Then to have confessed my selfe guilty, for y e satisfaction of any, 
wherein I knew my selfe (better then any else did) to be innocent, though 
there was at the same time many in the church at this examination, that was 
of the Court & had there vote in my censure, that heard what my speeches 
were both in the Court & in the Church, w ch if there had beene any contra- 
dicon, falcehood or contrary recantation in them I should have heard of it 
to my farther p'judice & yet I was more open & free in the Church in 
clearing the thing for w ch I had suffered those troubles then I was in the 
Court, I have beene the longer & more pticular in this relation to ease my 
owne oppressed spirit w ch hath not beene a little burthened about this thing 
& to leave a testimony of my innocency, so farr as I was innocent to the 
world behinde me & how apprehensive I was & still am of the injury I then 
received therein, neither have I related nor left this testimony behinde me 
to censure or cast a, reproach upon the whole Court, either upon all [22O.] 
the Magistrates or all the Deputyes, for I am not ignorant how & by whome 
this was acted & carryed on principally & how many in the Court (both in 
there judgem't & argueing with strong reasons against the illegality of 
there proceedings) would have freed & acquitted me. I lay the blame only 
upon such whose selfe ends & private p'judice did cheifly act them in this 
worke, I speake this of & to brethren w cd I know doe not looke at all there 
acts & proceedings so p'fect but that mistakes & misapprehensions may 
breake in & p r vaile sometimes & yet may be carryed on like a mighty river, 
that no bankes can stay it, nor keepe it within bounds & therefore I hope 
none wilbe offended but attend at any time to reason & to the just defence 
that any greived or wronged broth r shall make (seeing what was my case 
then may prove any of theres another time) when it is proposed in meek- 
enesse of spirit, for the clearing of themselves & there owne innocency & 
easing of the heaving burthens of there hearts, as I have done at this time 
& with as much moderation as I can for I know it is not lawfull to speake 
evill of dignity es nor to revile the rulers of the people nor to curse them in 
o r hearts though they should be evill or doe evill to us, but labour to leave it 
patiently & & to comend all to God that judgeth righteously w ch I have en- 
deavo'ed to doe, yet I know that Pagans & Tyrants sometimes have admit- 
ted & mildly received & well interp r ted & taken in good part the just apol- 
ogies that some w ch have beene oppressed by them, have writt in theire 
owne defence, then those that are godly & Christian will doe it much more. 
Therefore I hope none will misconture my [221.] true meaning in this my 
will, nor drawe my expression by any agravations contrary to what I have 
intended herein & for my selfe I desire patiently to beare the indignation of 
the Lord, because I have sinned against him. 

But it may be some will object that the whole Court joyned togeather in 
my censure, and therefore I could not beNooked at as innocent in the judge- 
ment of any of them. 

1 cannot safely say that they all joyned in my censure, for some might be 
& I thinke were Newters & so did not vote at all in it, neither doe I say that 
I was so innocent that I deserve noe reproof, But this I doe say that many 
in the Court stood to free me & endeavo r ed so to doe, but when that came to 
vote they had not number enough to carry it, then the question was what my 

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fyne should be, some flew high & named 1000 lb . others mentioned 500 lb . some 
againe would have had it but 30 lb . or a lesse sum, others came to 80 lb . so 
when those that would have cleared me quite could not carry it for the least 
sume mentioned, yet they carryed it against the greater sumes, then when 
it came to vote againe they carryed it from the 500 lb . proposers to those that 
had proposed 80 lb . & that was not because they thought the complaint deserved 
so great a fyne but they did it to p r vent the greater fyne for had not those 
that would have freed me, concurred with them that voted for 80 lb . then the 
other partie had carryed it for 500 lb . 

It may be some may demaund how this can stand with a good conscience 
that I should keepe in memory such unkindnesses, as I have mentioned in 
this will so long & some of these p r judices are against Brethren & others to 
my dyeing day & whether these things had [222.] not better beene quite 
buryed & concealed how I could with any comfort receive that blessed Sac- 
rament of Love & keepe comunion with such either publikly or privately of 
whose carryages & actions I have such hard thoughts & how it will stand 
with that rule of Gods word, w ch comands us to love the brethren, to doe good 
to them that hate us, to pray for them that persecute us, to forgive our 
enemyes & to overcome the evill with our goodnes. 

I cnswer & the rather because I desire to cleare my selfe from such of- 
fences & to satisfye such scruples as lye in my way & to give a reason of all 
my proceedings in these pticula rs that I may doe things in faith & not out of 
a passionate & discontented spirit & that to satisfaction if it may be, for I 
desire to walke according to the rule of a good conscience in all things & not 
knowingly to allow my selfe in any evill way & if herein I should err it is for 
want of light & not against it Therefor I say 

There is many good & profitable uses to be made by remembring such 
ac tions of unkindness & other providences of God that have befallen us in our 
lives though friends or brethren have beene cheife instrum te . therein & how- 
God hath delivered us or stood by us in such tryalls & afterwards so this 
remembrance be not in mallice & wronge in our hearts. 

There may be just occasions, not only to remember but to speake of them 
also, though I doe or have forgiven them, Our Savio r remembers his disciples 
unkind forsaking of him & flying from him in so great a tyme of need & 
Peters unthankef ull denying & forswearing of them & not only speakes of it, 
but [223.] putts it upon record for all generations to take notice of, & yet 
he loved them, forgave them & kept comunion with them & so doth the 
Apostle Paul often, our Savio r Christ who hath left himselfe an example, 
keeps in memory & records the unkind usage of many Citties Townes & the 
injuryes that he received of his unthankfull countrymen to his dying day, so 
did the Prophets & Apostle not only remember but speakes how they carryed 
it, both in there Courts & Counsells against them, the Scriptures are full of 
example, my Brethren the sones of my mother have smitten me, yet that did 
not hinder them from a loveing converse or private Comunion with them & a 
redinesse to doe them good as opportunity was offered, much lesse might such 
unkindnesses hinder there owne acceptable ptakeing of the Lords Supper, 
though they did as it were tye the hands of our Savio r & his disciples or 
restrayne them from doeing so much good, in those places & to such psons as 
otherwise they would have done, Joseph forgetts not the unkinclnes of his breth- 
ren to his death & speakes of it then & that without sine for ought I p'ceive 
by the Scriptures, Jacob in his last Will & Testament remembers & records 
the offences of his children & the injuryes of some of them against himselfe 
he blesseth some sharply reproves others & seemes to be much p judiced 
against there actions & practise (though they were publique persons rather 
then private) yet he loves them, kept comunion with them & no doubt had 
forgiven them 

Unkindnes & injurious offences may be mentioned, though a man hath in 
his owne heart either past them by or quite forgiven them that to bring 
them to a sight of such evills by which they have so offended & greived 
another, w ch before they might [224.] not so well consider, or had before 
more slightly past over, with lesse consideracon, that they may have occa- 
sion to call over such actions againe that they had forgott, that so if they find 
evill in them, they may now have the better opportunity to repent of them & 
to give satisfaction to those they have offended or wronged & to be the more 

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watchfull, that they may not deale so with oth" yea it is a question whether 
a Christian be bound or that God requires it at theire hands fully to forgive 
& finally forget all sinfull unkindesses or injuryes till the parties that have 
done the wronge doe see theire sine & say it repents them & seeke reconcilia- 
tion & forgivenes of them so it was with Joseph to his Brethren, & so our 
Savior Christ saith if our brother say it repents him then thou shall forgive 
him often, it is true if my enemy were in great extremity & I knew it & could 
helpe him I were bound to doe it & to doe good for there evill, yea to them 
that hate me as I desire to doe, yet there unkindnes may justly deprive them 
of a greater measure of bountie that might be intended towards them, then 
what is given to them for there necessitie, and though I should overcome 
evill with good, yet all a mans charitie is not to be limitted to them, when 
there be divers others that stand in as much need that have never given such 
offences & may be fitter objects of such f mites of love, as wilbe more thank- 
full to God & them for it, yea I thinke it is fitt that they should see they 
loose somewhat & fayre the worse for such carriages & misbehavio rs towards 
them that they [225.] should have shewed more respect & love unto, and th** 
much for satisfaction to all objections 

Now concerning my wives thirds w ch I have given hir to enjoy, for hir 
comfort & benefitt during hir naturall life, out of my housen lands & tene- 
ments when it shall please God to take hir out of this f rayle & temporall life 
I doe dispose of the same in manner & forme following 

Item I give & bequeath the one half part thereof unto my sonne & heyre 
Major Benjamine Keayne to his owne proper use if he be then alive at his 
Mothers death, and the other halfe part of these thirds, w ch my wife enjoyed 
in hir lifetime I devide into two equall parts, the one of w ch parts I give & 
bequeath to my sonnes daughter & my Grandchild Hannah Keayne or the full 
value thereof 

Item I give & bequeath the other halfe part of these thirds or the due 
value thereof (in case my executo r should desire to keepe the land or housing 
to himself e) unto Harvard Collidge at Cambridge in New England, to be 
imployed in the best way for the incorridgem' of learning either for the bet- 
ter helpe & releife of the poorer & godlier sort of scholl ra or twards fellow- 
shipps as I have proposed in my foregoing gifts mentioned to that place & 
use according to the best advice & counsel! of the President & Overseers or 
Feoffees of that Collidge that now are or then shalbe, they takeing in the 
advice & consent of my Executo r & Overseers of this my will, that now are 
or that then shalbe liveing. 

And if it should please God that my son Benjamine Keayne should dye 
before his mother, if he have any other children lawfully begotten of his 
body besides Hannah Keayne then my will is that those children shall enjoy 
& possesse as there owne all my right [226.] title & interest in & to that 
half e ; *part of my wives thirds w ch before I had bequeathed to himselfe in case 
he had lived, to be equally devided betweene them & to be improved to there 
best benefitt & advantage till they come of age to receive it into there owne 
hands, if he have but one child more then Hannah, then that one child to 
have it all, but if he should have no other child but Hannah Keayne then I 
give & bequeath that halfe part of my sones given to him out of my wives 
thirds unto the use & benefitt of the library in Boston if it be sett up & 
carryed on as I have before mentioned in this will I meane to buy fitt bookes 
for the increase of that library, but if it be not built & carryed on as I have 
before proposed then I give this legacy or halfe part unto the use & benefitt 
of the Collidg of Cambridge to be improved for the best benefitt thereof as 
I have expressed in my before mentioned legacies to the said place. 

My minde & will further is that whatsoev I have given in this my will to 
my Grandchild Hannah Keayne as hir legacy & portion, whether it be the first 
three hundred pounds or any other gift that may befall hir out of my estate 
by vertue of this my will may be so ordered & disposed that hir unworthy 
mother (sometimes the unnaturall & unhappy wife of my son, that proud & 
disobedient daughter in law to my selfe & wife) M re Sarah Dudly now Sarah 
Pacye may have no part nor benefitt in or by what I have thus bestowed upon 
hir daughter, for it is not my will but directly against it, that she who hath 
walked so unworthely (that I may give it no worse terraes) to us all, should 
have any releife or any thinge to maintaine hir in hir pride & contempt from 

38 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

any thinge that ever was accounted mine, not that I would incourage the 
child to any rebellion [227.] stubborne or undutifull carriage towards hir 
mother, for God may breake hir heart & give hir true & unfayned repentance 
for all hir former evill carriages & so may justly deserve pitty and compas- 
sion, if she should stand in need, if God should cast any other estate upon 
hir, by hir father or grand mother, by a husband or otherwise, if the childs 
love & duty or the mothers necessitie & want should call for any such helpe 
or assistance fro hir, I shall not restrayne hir, but leave hir to hir owne 
libertie that way, But for any estate that I have given to Hannah Keayne (I 
yet seeing no change or unfayned repentance in hir mother) I doe here 
charge & require my son hir father & doe earnestly hartily desire all my 
overseers that they would take care to see, as others so this part of my will 
fullfilled, that hir mother may have nothing to doe nor have any benefitt by any 
part of my estate, that I have given for the; comfort & support of hir 
daughter, that if hir mother should goe about or so farr p r vaile with hir 
daughter by hir insinuations or the daughter out of naturall pitty or respect 
to hir mother should be acting that way or that she should seeke to drawe 
hir in to be ingaged for hir before these legacies comes to hir hands, upon 
hope of receiveing these or paying any thinge out of them when they shall 
grow due & that Hannah refuse to harken to the counsell of hir father & my 
overseers herein but will follow hir owne or mothers minde heerein or those 
that shall advice hir that way contrary to this w ch I have declared to be my 
will. Then my will is that all my legacies from first to last given & intended 
by me to Hannah Keayne in that case doe cease & become utterly voyd to any 
use or purpose as concerning hir, saveing what of it shalbe disbursed & layd 
out [228.] of it about hir maintenance & education during the time of hir 
minority, till she was capable by vertue of this my will to have received it 
into hir owne hands & what I have before so given to hir, I doe now give, if 
the same in the cases before mentioned, to hir father my son Benjamine 
Keayne & if he should be then dead, then to his other child, or if he have 
more then one, to them equally betweene them and in case he should have 
no other children but she, then I give it to the Collidge at Cambridge in N. 
England for the best furthering of learning there as I have ordered in for- 
mer gifts to them, if she prove obstinate y r in 

And my will further is concerning Hannah Keayne that she have no rela- 
tion to hir mother in respect of hir education & trayning up or any aboad with 
hir, or putting hir out to board or learning, but my desire is that hir father 
& grandmother may have the care of hir education & may either keepe hir 
themselves or rather put hir forth to some such place where with the best 
care she may be trayned up in the f eare of God & hir spirit subdued & kept in 
from outward extravagancies & the profitt or benefitt of her legacies to be 
improved to discharge the cost of hir learning apparrell & dyet except hir 
father & grandmother wilbe at that charge as I have hitherto beene & 
then to let the improvement of hir legacy or legacies be kept for an increase 
of hir portion & added thereto, and in case hir grandmother should dye 
before she comes to years fit to receive hir portion & hir father should either 
be absent out of this country or dead, my desire is that my brother & sister 
Willson would take the care & charge of hir protection & education [229.] 
with themselves or else to finde out some fitt place with the advice of my 
overseers to w ch she may be comended & that they would be as a father & 
moth r to hir in theire care advice counsell as for the good of hir soule so 
also to be a helpe & guid to hir in the choyce of a fitt match for hir, when 
she is capeable or inclyned to so great a change of hir condition, that the 
blessing of the Lord may goe along with it. 

It may be there is some other of my freinds or kindred or acquaint- 
ance that I might have expressed my love unto had they come into my 
memory & I have endeavoured what I can to forgett none, but being for- 
gotten I hope they will not be offended nor take it unkindly at my hands for 
I would not willingly forgett my relations nor show my self e unthankful) to 
any to whome I am beholding for former curtesies or ingagem ts reall There- 
fore my will is that if at any time or times hereafter within the space of 
Twelve moneths or two yeares at most after my decease any pson or psons 
whatsoever in old England or New by virtue or by reason of kine or consan- 
guinitie to me now not knowne or at least not remembered, may or can 


clayme to have any lawfull intrest into or benefitt of any estate of mine by 
reason thereof & doe lawfully produce & prove the same, then to such of 
them as shall so doe, my minde & will is that my Execute 1 " w ch I shall here- 
after name shall pay unto the samepson [23O.] orpsons so lawfully claym- 
ing any benefitt by reason as aforesaid the sume of ten shillings a peece w ch 
I doe hereby give them to cutt off any furth r clayme of in or to the estate 
of me the said Testaf and likewise my minde & will is, that if any of my 
said legatees shall not be contented with the legacies by me given to them, 
but shall by any meanes prove vexatious or troublesome to my executor my 
will is that they & ev'y one of them so molesting or vexing shall loose and 
forfeit there sev'all or respectfull legacies to the use of my execute 1 " 

Item I give & bequeath unto my loveing son Majo r Benjamine Keayne all 
the rest & residue of my estate whatsoever moveable or imoveable that I have 
or shall not bequeath in this will, as allso all those legacies bequeathed that 
that shall not be payd by the death or removeall of any of the legatees before 
the time of the legacies payable grow due or any overplus of my estate not 
disposed of, to the aforenamed Benjamine Keayne, whome I make ordain 
appointe & by these p r sents constitute to be my full & sole Executor of this my 
last will & Testam* & doe desire that all occasions of difference or discon- 
tent or falling out betwixt his mother & he may carefully be avoyded & that 
all things about my estate may be carryed on in love & sweete agreem 1 as 
betwixt a loveing mother & a dutifull son & that they lay no unnecessary 
burthens each upo the other, but that my son as a dutifull child may ease 
his mother in what he can & free hir from any distractions [231.] in set- 
tling that part of my estate bequeathed to hir as it may be to hir best ease 
supply & comfort dureing hir life, and with all expedition to gather in my 
debts w c; * at my death shalbe due unto me (w ch are a considerable part of 
my estate) & to take a just Inventory & valuation of all things that I shall 
leave behinde me & ev'y thing that is sould to be putt away to the best advan- 
tage so that my legacies may neither be unpayd nor curtayled contrary to my 
true intent, there appearing sufficient estate to doe it if well ordered & 
improved & for that ende have given two yeares time & some more for the 
doeing of it, because I know it cannot well be comfortably p'f ormed without 
some hazard or dainger to my estate in a shorter time, And as a goode helpe 
hereunto I advice that my shop bookes, debt bookes & all my books of accounte 
may carefully be looked up, kept togeth 1 & dilligently p'used, seeing that 
allmost ev'ything w ch belongs to my estate is by my self e comitted to writing 
in one booke or other, either in my Daybook of what I buy or sell, or in my 
debt booke of w ch there is cheifly Three in use namely one bound in Browne 
Vellam w ch I call Vellani Debt booke, the other bound in thin Parchm* 
w ch I call the new Debt booke, the third is bound in white Vellam w c I 
keepe constantly in my closet at Boston & is called my booke of credito r & 
Debito r in w ch is the sume of most of my accounts contracted where in there 
is accounts betweene my selfe & others w th y e accounts ballanced on either 
side as also an acco tt of my adventures by shipping with there returnes 
[232.] as also an an acco" of what debts I owe & how farr they are dis- 
charged, There is also in my closet a long paper booke bound in white 
Parchm 1 w ch I call my Inventory booke in w ch I doe yearly (comonly) cast 
up my whole estate & is a breviat of my whole estate from yeare to yeare & 
shewes how the Lord is pleased eith r to increase or decrease my estate frd 
yeare to yeare w ch wilbe of speciall use & concernm 1 to my Executo rs & 
Overseers to direct them in theire proceedings about my estate, there being 
in it the valuation of my estate fro time to time except houshold stuffe 
movable goods & such & wherein & in what the cheife p l of my estate lyes 
in w ch booke you will finde a pticular acco tt of what debts I owe my selfe 
to any at the time of my casting up, as also what was at that time owing to 
me, from others & by whome w ch I use to drawe breifly out of all my other 
debt bookes into that, as also an acco n of such debts as I acco lt desperate 
or doubtfull, w ch I place by themselves & doe make them no part of my 
estate though some of them wilbe gott in & what debts I acco u good either 
in Old England or New whether by booke of Bill, w ch debts by bills under 
the Debiters hands you shall find, all or the most of them in a Boxe to- 
geather, in my Cabinet, w ch stands in my closet at Boston in the midle or 
biggest Boxe therein, some other Bills & acco tts are in my Leath r Letter 
case w h comonly lyes upon my table in that closet. 

40 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

There is also divers acco tts & debts that are kept [233.] in sev'all sheetes 
of paper at my ffarme w ch cheifly belongs to my ffarme & acco" 8 there & are 
debts of the Iron works & the neighbo rs there abouts for things trusted from 
my ffarme, these had need to be carefully looked up, kept together from 
loosing & p'used because they are all in loose papers & not in a booke w ch 
papers I keepe in my Truncke within my closet at the ffarme 

Now in that Inventory booke before mentioned is also sett downe the 
particul of my estate in housing lands rents debts cattle of all sorts ffarmes, 
with some Plate, Jewells & some pticul r cheife things with theire sev'all 
prizes & valuations with a pticular of all the wares and comodities & corne 
that I had to sell at the time of my casting up either in my Closet Ware- 
houses Sellars Garret, Corne lofts both at Boston & at my ffarme or any- 
where else, with the names quantities prizes & sorts of them all as also a 
pticular of the charges that I have beene at yearely in building house- 
keeping apparell servants & workemens wages both at my ffarme & at 
Boston & whether I gained or lost by my estate that yeare & how mnch, 
only this caution & direction is to be taken notice of in that booke, ffor the 
debts that I owe myself e to any man I sett them downe to the full, where I 
know certainely either by reckoning & agreement or by Bills what they are 
for other debts that I owe w ch depends upon reckonings & acco tts betweene us 
they haveing had some things uppon acco u of me & I of them & we have not 
had opportunity to examine & settle the acco" betweene us to know justly 
what is due in such cases where I can but gesse there I comonly charge my 
selfe with the most & over rather then under. And for the debts that is due 
to me from others & doe depend upon my reckonings & accounts [234.] 
betweene us & so the exact debt is not certainely knowne at that time there- 
fore in that booke I doe usually charge them or putt them downe lesse then 
my full due (unlesse they be in bills in w ch there can be no denyall or just 
exception of controversy in) so also in that booke I charge some debts under 
the head of doubtfull or desperate debts, not that they are all so in there owne 
nature, for many of them I have gott in my selfe & others may now also be 
gotten in or p 1 of them for if I looked at them as utterly desperate I would 
not trouble that booke with the mention of them therefore they have some 
life in them & to be gotten in, in p* or in whole for I see by experience 
that some debts that I have looked at as quite lost in 3 or 4 yeares after have 
proved good & many other that have beene ancient debts haveing in some 
place or other in that booke brought them to account I doe not ev'y yeare 
post them over a new as being hopeles, but only take out here & there some 
if there appeare to be any new life or hope in them & this course I take 
because I would not delude my selfe in makeing my estate show the great 1 " 
by bringing all debts or bad debts into account as a good estate, when they 
are not like so to prove, but when any of them* are got in, they are an addi- 
tion to the estate more then before was accounted upon so also for them 
that are there placed under the name & head of good debts, when you come 
to receive your pay, you are not to looke in this booke, what is there full & 
just debt, but to turne to there acco" in the debt bookes, where the time & 
pticul 18 of all things they had & the prizes agreed upon are [235.] set downe 
or to the bills under there owne hands 

Amongst these acco tta & debts at my ffarme before mentioned w ch are 
kept only in loose papers (& w ch are many of them not putt into any of my 
debt bookes & therefore are to be kept as carefully as my other bills or 
debt bookes. There is a pticul r acco" of all my Cattle & other things & 
what increase comes of them from yeare to yeare, what of them I sell away 
or kill for my owne use, as also what of them dyes by causalty or are lost by 
the wolves, & how many remaines of all sorts ev'y yeare with there ages 
prizes & worth taken ev'y spring or beginning of the New yeare by w ch you 
will see what liveing Cattle I have, of oxen, Cowes, Calves, horses, swine & 
in whose hands they are to require them, these with the Inventory booke of 
my estate before mentioned will be a good direction & great help to you 
when you come to take an Inventory of my estate & to value the pticul ra 
thereof in w cl1 also I doe use to sett downe the value of the Cattle at lesse 
then they are worth & then they would yeald if I were to sell them or to putt 
them off one by one, there is also the pticul r8 of my ffarme & the value 
of it. 


There is also at my ffarme a long paper booke bound in parchment, such a 
one as my Inventory booke in my closet at Boston w ch I mentioned before, 
w ch booke I comonly keepe in that roome at my ffarme w ch I keepe locked up 
for my owne use, in w ch is the pticul 1 " 8 of the charges & profitts that I make 
of my ffarme ev'y yeare with an acco" of the Corne & Apples & Butter & 
Cheese that is made & where they are with some debts therein due to me & 
some other acco tts to be Kept & pused 

There is at my ffarme also many printed books both [236.] great & smale, 
l)ivinitie, Hystory, Millitary bookes & that I made use of there & some writ- 
ten Sermon bookes both in my Closet & Chamber there. There is also some 
Plate as a Silver Porringer, a Sacke Bowie, a silver hot water cup, 3 silver 
spoones y l were kept for our owne use there, in a little boxe in my closet, 
there is also in my standidge at the ffarme w ch hath a locke & a key to it, 
some silver & peage in one of the private or secreet boxes of the same & 
this I keepe in my closet there & these things are besides all the bedding 
sheets linnen houshould stuffe dary vessells carts & c . 

There is also at Boston a long paper booke bound in parchm* & kept in the 
closet there w ch is called a Receipt booke of. moneyes that I have payd fro 
time to time, especially when they come home to receive there money, not 
that wee take receipts for all wee pay in that booke, Sometimes I take 
receipts upon the bill of acco tl as also for moneyes payd abroad, wee take 
them in papers & keepe them upo fyles. This booke is carefully to be kept 
as well as those pap rs that are fyled up, because it may cleare some things as 
doubts or objections that may come about debts long since that have beene 
payd by me, had this booke beene lost I had beene in great danger to have 
payd 200 lb . twice over, w ch I have mentioned before in this will, but that 
after long search, amongst many bookes & papers I found the receipt of it in 
this booke, being before utterly denyed that it was ever payd 

There is another booke upon the table in my closet at Boston bound in 
Leather in Octavo w ch I call my pocket booke w ch is carefully to be p r served 
[237.] & pused, in w ch is a pticul r acco te of my dayly or weekely expences 
& charges for Dyett, Apparell, housekeeping w ch is sumed up every weeke 
from yeare to yeare & what ev'y weekes charge amounts too, w ch will give 
light to many things, as what is payd to bakers butchers shops carting of 
wood rates & div 18 such charges, to sev'all psons possibly some of w ch may 
be demaunded againe when I am dead, w ch this booke compared with there 
owne acco tts in my debt booke will easily cleare, And if any debt should be 
demaunded of my executo rs w ch I have not made my selfe debf for in some 
of my acco" bookes or charged in that Inventory booke, except it should be 
some debt that hath beene made since the time of the last casting up of my 
estate, it may be justly suspected & the truth of it to be questioned for I am 
as carefull to charge my selfe with what I owe, as what is owing to me & 
usually once a yeare I draw out in a sheete of paper (w ch you may finde 
amongst other loose sheets of acco u in my closet at Boston) all the debts 
that I can call to minde that I owe to any man, that so I may take care to 
pay them & in this drawing them out of my other bookes I place them 
altogeather in these yearely pap. 

There is 2 other bookes bound up in Vellam in my Closet at Boston w ch I 
call Number bookes w ch were of use when I kept shop in London & here 
but are not now as you may see by the date & things contained in them of 
any use now, you will meete with some other old Debt bookes as one pi the 
ffarme bound in Leather in follio & others [238.] there & at home in 
parchm 1 in which you will finde many debts stand uncrost w ch I suppose by 
the Alphabets or in the margent against these debts you will find them 
posted or transferred into other debt bookes of a later date as the three debt 
bookes first mentioned except they be such debts that I have little hope to 
get in you will also finde in my closet at Boston a paper booke bound up in 
vellam of quarto w ch was sent me from London by my son M r . Gray my 
brother Jupe who had the care of receiveing the rents of the 3 children of 
my sister so long as the leases lasted, who was sub executo 1 " to my sisters 
will in my steed, w ch booke containes only the acco tt8 belonging to the 3 
children Anthony Mary & Benjamine Jupe in w ch is mentioned what money 
they have received in England ever since my sisters death, what they have 
layd out of it for the Lords quite rents, towards repaireing the houses 

42 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

other charges there & what they have sent over to me of it towards the 
charge of there maintenance here, vr ch is needfull to have it safe kept, 
though there be the lesse use of it now because I have reckoned with 
Anthony & Mary Jupe & gave them an acco" of what I had received & layd 
out for them, w ch acco" was examined & pused by 2 or 3 friends on the 
childrens choyce & behalfe & I have received genn'all releases & discharges 
from them, w ch are amongst my bills in my Cabinet & in another boxe that 
my Cabinet stands upon, there is only now Benjamine to reckon withall 
when he comes to age, but he will owe me more then his brother or sister 
for by reason of his lamenes & continuall sicknes I was at great 1 " charg with 
him then with either of them haveing [239.] layd out 60 or 70 lb . for him 
more then I received till his legacyes & rents given him by his Uncle Jupe 
came to be due to him, as you may see in his acco u in the Vellam debt booke. 

There is also in my closet at Boston a long white Boxe upon w ch my 
Cabenet stands, w eh is full of acco tts reckonings & releases betwcene me & 
oth re with some bills & bonds & receipts for purchase of lands & other things 
of long standing w ch I have allwayes carefully kept by me, to have recourse 
too when there hath beene need of clearing things done or payd long since 
w ch sometimes I have had speciall occasion to search over & so may you 
possibly if any thing should be brought into question of such kinds when I 
am dead, all w ch bookes & acco tta & writings I mention in this my will the 
more pticularly that my execute 1 " especially & my Overseers may call for them, 
finde them all out & take speciall care for the safe keeping of them & to 
puse them dilligently, for if any one of them should be lost or conveyed away 
you would be at a great losse & much to seeke in my acco" 8 & may prove a 
great losse to my estate, and of the like use are many other written papers & 
bookes in my closet there, in loose sheets together & therefor to be p'used & 
kept, some of w ch though they be evened & quite discharged long agoe & 
crost yet I keepe them by me that if any wrangling pson ptending ignorance 
ehould call things to an acco" againe as some have done by haveing recourse 
to those bookes & papers, I can shew them when & how & in what it was dis- 
charged & evened therefore very few of those papers are to be neglected or 
cast by, as if they were kept for no use at all. 

[24O.] And when all these bookes & writings (not only of debts & 
acco tt8 & worldly busines) but also of divinity sermon bocJkes & some of 
Millitary discipline & exercise & of Merchandize & divers other occasions w ch 
I have writt with my owne hand & divers other writings w ch are not now 
extant besides all that I have read "& done while I kept shop & since with the 
care & toyle of my ffarme, if all these should be of no other use yet they will 
te^tifye to the world on my behalfe that I have not lived an idle lazie or 
dr jnish life nor spent my time wantonly fruitlessely or in company keeping 
as some have beene too ready to asperse me or that I have had in my whole 
time either in Old England or New, many spare houres to spend unprofitably 
away or to refresh myselfe with recreations except reading & writing hath 
beene a recreation to me w ch sometimes is mixt with paine & labo r enough, 
but have rather studyed & endeavored to redeeme my time as a thing most 
deare & precyous to me & have often denyed myselfe in such refreshings that 
otherwise I might lawfully have made use of and therefore it were well if 
man were lesse censorious of other niens lives & actions & more watchfull 
over there owne, least they speake evill out of some private grudge of things 
they know not, and happy yea more happy would it have beene for me if I 
had beene as carefull & as exact in keeping an account of my sinnes & the 
debts that I owe to God & of that spirituall estate betweene God & my owne 
soule & that I could as easily have made it appeare to others or to my selfe 
when I gained [241.] or when I lost & to have taken as much paines this 
way as in the other, w ch though I cannot truely say I have altogeather 
neglected or omitted, yet comparatively I may justly say I have beene greatly 
deficient in that one thing necessary But I hope the Lord in mercy will not 
impute it but freely pdon all my neglegences this way in the Lord Jesus 
Christ & for his sake only. 

And because it may possibly fall out that my son who is my execute 1 " may 
be out of this country (as now he is) at the time of my death, therefore if it 
should so prove my desire is that my loveing brother M r . John Willson Pasto r 
of Boston would be pleased to stand in my sons roome as his substitute or to 

WILL or ROBERT KEAYNE, 1653. 43 

desire my Cozine M r . Edward Rawson Secretary or Leinel Johnson our 
Deacon or some other sufficient godly able man that he shall appoint or 
approve of to be Assistant to my loveing wife M re . Anne Keayne & to transact 
all the busines of an Executo r till my son may be sent for & come in person 
to take charge of it himselfe, w ch service I did willingly p'forme for my 
Brother Willson when his Brother Doctor Willson dyed himselfe being in 
this country, for w ch kindnesse not only my selfe but my sonne & wife (I 
doubt not) will acknowledge there thankefullnes if it should please God 
that my sonne should be dead before or dye in coming for so it may possibly 
fall out then my will & appointment is that my loveing wife should be sole 
executrix of this my last will & Testament dureing the time of hir widdow- 
hoode & no longer, and to see all [242.] things pformed herein according to 
my intent & hir uttermost abillity, with the assistance & advice of my Brother 
Willson (as before I have expressed) whose helpe & faithfullnes herein I 
much depend upon to see all things carryed on right & straight as also by the 
helpe of the rest of my Overseers or the greatest part of them 

And my desire & charge is to my Executo r & my wife in case she should 
be, or otherwise so farr as in hir lyeth, that they be faithfull & punctuall in 
the discharge of this my will to the uttermost of theire abillities & to p r vent 
all objections of the state falling short or that I have given away more then 
my estate wilbe able to make good for I would not willingly have none that 
I bequeath any thing unto if they be alive or in this countrey when there leg- 
acies grow due nor any publique use that I have given ought too to be 
defrauded or disapoynted of it, contrary to my true intent upon any seeming 
ptences as it is usuall with many execute" to the great dishono r of those 
that have betrusted them w th there estates & there owne too, for some private 
profitts or endes of there owne except it should manifestly & clearely appeare 
to my overseers cheifely or any other honest & understanding men that it is 
not fraud but some cleare & apparent losse that is befallen my estate either 
by desperate debts w ch before I accounted good, by losse at sea or fyre, or 
by fall of Cattle land or other Comodities in the Country or some other 
unexpected providence or chainge of things here not yet foreseene, betweene 
the time of my makeing this will & my death or before my legacies are to be 

Therefore my will is, if some such losse should come [243.] of it to no 
considerable value, that my Execute should beare it out of his part, if the 
overpuls of my estate not bequeathed should not doe it, though he have 
somewhat the lesse for himselfe, except his owne part & legacies fall short 
also by some such considerable losse. But if there should be any such 
manifest chainge & losse in my estate then my will is that all my legacies 
should beare a proportionable share in that losse by way of abatement as 
they are payd or by the omitting wholly of such gifts as are to some pub- 
lique uses, w ch shalbe judged by my Executo r & overseers to be of least 
concernment & may best be spared, for if I had found my estate to be 
lesse than I esteemed it to be, I should have given lesse both to my 
Executor & in other giftes & legacies and howsoev'r my opinion & 
judgem 4 hath beene & still is not only before God had blessed me with a 
large & comfortable estate, but since also that in point of disposeing a mans 
outward estate especially if it were of any value & his children not very 
numerous I looke at it as a great oversight & evill to give all or the most 
part of a large estate only to wife & children to make them great or rich 
in the world & to leave little or nothing to freinds or to any publique or 
charitable use though there be great occasion & necessityes of it & some poore 
afflicted Josephs that cry for helpe ffor as it is the Lord out of his free 
bountie that gives us our estates be they more or lesse (for it is not our 
owne hands dilligence or wisedome but his blessing only that makes rich) so 
he may justly challenge a part & interest in the same, as also the Comon- 
wealth or place where wee live & where wee have got more or lesse of 
that estate is also to be considered 

[244.] I thinke wife & children ought to have so much as whereby they 
may be enabled to live comfortably to be p r served from outward streights & 
snares proportionable to that estate that God hath bestowed upon the husband 
or parents for I doe not thinke that oth ra should be eased & they greived & 
streighten or that they should be forgott when others are remembred for God 

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appoints wee should first provide for our owne family with a wise & carefully 
hand therein according to the love respect & dutifull carriage of wife & chil- 
dren & the hopes they give of a stayed & gratious conversation (still remem- 
bring y l God & the country should come in for a childs part in our estates also 
in some reasonable proportion suteable to the extent thereof, least the Lord 
blast & take away all from those to whome it is given) and as I thinke 
dutifull & loveing wives & children should be taken care of in the first 
place before oth rs & comfortably provided for, so I thinke all is too much 
that is given to vexatious prodigall imperious wives or rebellious undutifull 
& spendthrift childre 

Therefore my care hath beene. in makeing this my will with the best 
wisedome & understanding that God hath bestowed upon me so to provide 
that I may not wrong my sonne (haveing but one child & one that I doe 
love & have cause tenderly to respect) nor my wife selfe nor legatees but so 
to give that all may be p'formed without just cause of complaint p r judice 
or losse to any, neither would I make a great show of gifts to freinds & to 
publique & charitable uses & pforme little or nothing if God himselfe dis- 
appoint not, least some should approach me with an affectation & vaine 
glory (w ch how it can justly be imputed to me seeing those things are to 
be pformed when I am dead & in my [245.] grave & therefore not capa- 
ble of being puft up with pride or -outward applause I see not for what 
good will the praises of men doe to me when I am not) and considering also 
that neither man nor women now liveing hath neither scene or read this 
will or any one lyne of it that I know of or of my former will made 4 or 

5 yeares before this, neither have I made knowne what my purpose or 
intent is this way or what I have done herein to any man liveing that they 
should trumpet out my praise before hand, but have kept all private in my 
owne breast & have done or desire to doe that w h God alone hath inclyned 
my heart unto & had I made my purposes herein knowne I doubt not but I 
should have mett with discouragem te enough & with advice & psuasions to 
alter many things herein & yet padventure at the last I shall not want 
reproaches from some of want of discretion, if not worse for what I have 
done though I ayme at good in all & if they should I suppose there 
reproaches will not much hurt me. But if I did not see & beleeve that 
there is sufficient in my estate to discharge all that I have given away & 
to spare with some addition to my sonne over & above his third part accord- 
ing to my best judgem 1 & valuation I would judge myselfe of folly & indis- 
creetion & would p r sently alter it, but I am very much deceived in my 
account & the estimate of my estate if besides '' that I have given away 
there be not a liberall provision made both for my wife & my son to live 
comfortably upon yea & to my son a good deale above a third part [246.] 
of my whole estate especially when God shall please to take away his 
mother & hir thirds returne back againe to him or so much of it as I have 
appointed in this will before, else I must needs say I have shewed little care 

6 wisedome therein, yea & doe hereby declare it to be quite contrary to my 
true intent & will in that particular, as to put my execute* or wife to all the 
care paines cost & trouble in looking too & selling or putting off my estate 
& paying to eve'y one else there legacies & themselves to be at last deceived 
or disappointed of there due, or that others should be fully payd there leg- 
acies & those w ch both in nature & Religion I doe & ought to esteeme most 
should fall short in theres or be forced to take it in the worst or most 
unvendable part of my estate & oth y l to me are but straingers in com- 
parison (though I looke at them as loveing & Christian freinds) should be 
payd first or in the best of what I have. 

Therefore to cleare all things & to make my intentions as plaine as I can 
(not haveing fully expressed it before as I remember) for there is but only 
one difficulty that remaines with me cheif ely & how I shall gitt over it & carry 
all things even betweene my executo r & legacies, that all things may be 
pformed rightly according to my desire I yet know not, without some wrong 
as it may fall out to my executo r if it be not well ordered except I have the 
care & counsell of my overseers & there best indeavo" & directio to helpe 
hime therein w ch I earnestly desire fro [247. | them all, my full meaning is 
this, when my ffunerall charges & debts (w ch I hope then will not be many 
for at this time they are but very little exceeding one hundred pounds if so 


much) are payd or so much set apart or accounted for out of my estate as 
will pay them (or else the rest cannot properly be called a greate estate if 
any debts lye upon it unprovided for) w h done I appoint the remainder when 
inventoryed & valued as equally as may be to be devided I meane in the acco" 
or calculation into 3 equall p ts w ch according to my best judgem 1 & valuation 
& as I found it at the last casting up & settling of my estate w ch was done 
this spring One thousand sixe hundred fivefty and three, the debts that my 
selfe owed either in Old England or New, my desperate or doubtfull debts 
beng left out & not brought into the acco" of my estate as you may see in 
th t long booke called the Inventory Booke of my estate in Anno 1653 after 
w ch I began to make this will altering many things in my former will, I say 
as in that booke you may see that I found my cleare estate to be worth f oure 
thousand pounds or there about & I thinke I have overvalued nothing, yea in 
many things I know I could make much more of them, if I were now to sell 
them, though possiby & may be a little [248.] mistaken in some other 
things, yet I conceive one thinge compared with another all will amount to 
my valuation, if not exceede it. Now this estate as I said before I would 
have devided into three parts, the one third part thereof let it come to more 
or lesse in value I give to my executo 1 " Major Benjamine Keayne both in 
lands & goods, the second third part of my estate be it a thousand pound or 
more I take wholy to my selfe, to be at my owne disposing & to give the 
same away wholy amongst my freinds & for publique & pius uses in w ch 
as I said before that God & the Country & my owne part lyes, out of w ch I 
have given away by this will in certaine legacies besides the accidentall onea 
that may happen about a thousand & two hundred pounds as I cast it up w h s 
for ought I see my estate will well beare without wronging either my exec- 
utor or my wife or offering any unkindnes to them & if I thought that either 
of them should apprehend otherwise I would not have done for them nor 
provided so liberally on there behalfe as I have done for I know what power 
I have to dispose of my owne estate & if theire parts should have proved f arr 
lesse I thinke they ought to have beene contented, therefore I hope they will 
not dislike nor be offended at what I have given away to others nor thinke I 
have beene to profuse, except some of those uses that I have [249.] given 
to may be thought to be lesse necessary or better have beene spared then 
given to, though I was not of that minde when I did it Now there yet 
remaines one third part of my estate cleare or within, a smale matter, out of 
w ch m y wife is to be provided for, unto whome I have given the third part 
of all my lands housing tenem* 3 namely the profitts of them, to improve & 
enjoye to hir best benefitt & use as long as she lives which I doubt not 
will afford a larg & comfortable liveing to hir & some overplus above hir 
expences to lay up ev'y yeare whereby she may have some what to distribute 
amongst hir friends when she dyes, which thirds how much soev' it proves, 
when the Lord shall be pleased to remove hir out of this world I have given 
the one halfe thereof to my sonne & hiyre Benjamine Keayne, the other 
halfe of it I have equally devided betweene my Grand child Hannah Keayne 
& the Collidge at Cambridge, in case my son should have no other children, 
as legacies of my love to them above what else I had given to, given to, them 
by w ch acco" it may easily appeare that I have taken care for my wife & 
son & that though I have given away much in gifts as well to them as to 
others, yet I have not given away to the full latitude of the remai n s part of 
my estate, much lesse above it or beyond it [25O.] if I had not much mis- 

Now haveing given this account of the equity of my proceedings in this 
will of mine & in the disposing of that estate w ch the Lord in goodnes hath 
beene pleased to bestow upon me & as I am bound both by grace & nature 
first to provide for my owne viz* for those that are nearest to me (as I have 
said before) & then for those that are further off. 

Therefore my will is that my son may first take his third part out of my 
lands, housen, cattle, money, plate, or any sort of houshould stuffe, or any 
other goods that he best likes of according to the value given to him, he 
allowing as much in account for them as any other man would give for the 
same if they were to buy them, then next my wife who is to have hir third 
part, in lands & tenem te & if she desire to have a Cow or two, a peece of 
plate or two, or any other part of the houshould stuffe, besides what I have 

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given hir as a legacy (& hir owne peculiar wearing apparell, which I thinke 
is not equall to be valued or brought into the Inventory of my estate, nor 
Hannah Keaynes neither) I desire that she may have it she giveing as much 
as otherj would doe for the same & paying for it either to some of those that 
I have given legacies unto or else by takeing so much lesse (as that she 
desires to buy will come too) in hir land & housing with this consideration & 
allowance, that may equallise the difference betweene lands & goods, the 
land being all to be returned at hir death, but the goods so bought wilbe Mr 
owne to dispose of as she pleaseth without returning them back againe that 
so my estate [251.] may receive no losse that way or if any other or jus 
way can be thought of betweene my overseers & she I shall leave it to 

Next that w ch shalbe judged most fitt to be set apart for what I have 
given to Hannah Keayne for hir portion & to be kept either in hir fath 
hands if he desire it, or to any other or other way that it may be best im- 
proved to hir advantage according to my will & this to be taken out of such 
part of my estate cattle or goods as may be most usefull to make hir pay 

Next to hirs, the legacies that I have given to my cousine Mary Mosse & 
Anthony & Benjamine Jupe hir brothers that they may be set apart & provided 
for according to my will 

Next to them that my broth r & sister Willson with theire children as I 
have mentioned in my will may be taken care of 

Next or indeed next after Hannah Keayne I desire my executor would as 
soone as with conveniency he can take care to pay my loveing friends that I 
have sequestred to be overseers of this my will to there content, unto whome 
not only my selfe sonne & wife shalbe most behoulding to for theire paines 
& care they wilbe putt unto but all others that have gifts & legacies 
bequeathed unto them in this will 

Now these things p r missed the difficultie that I know not well how to get 
over w ch I spake on before & which I desire may wisely be taken care of by 
my overseers & provided against is this, I suppos all my good debts my 
cattle houshould stuffe & moveables or the best & most vendable parts of 
them will but pay (or but little over) the legacies & gifts that I have given 
away & then there will remaine not much more then my housing at Boston 
my ffarme & some other lands to my son & wife 

Now if he should pay all my liveing stocke away in legacies, the ffarme 
wilbe disinabled & unprovided in stocke & so the more unfitt to let out, if he 
should pay away all the houshould stuffe & moveables, then my housing 
would be left naked & he little to live upon but a dead stocke & so through 
necessitie be forced to put away some of my land or part of my housing at 
an under value for his owne supply & maintenance. And though land be 
the more certaine & will afford yearely rents, yet I looke at it as the deadest 
estate & that w ch yealds least profitt considering the value or worth of it, 
though the chiefest part of my estate lyes in it. Now my cheife ayme & 
desire is in all that I have done that my son may have an estate upon w ch 
he may live comfortably & out of debt & so to p r serve & carry on that 
estate w th credit amongst his neighbo 1 " 8 & be inabled to doe good with it & so 
my wife also. Therefore wheth r to part with some of the land & some of 
the housing to pay legacies & gifts & to keepe for his owne estate some of 
the cheife of the houshould stuff & of the livein stocke in w ch there is a 
great hazard by death & wolves) that I know not what to- advice into, that 
my will may be accomplished & yet my son putt into a comfortable [253.] 
capacitie of an hono r able & comfortable mainten (torn off) w th out throwing 
himselfe into straites or bringing himselfe into debt, by paying the legacies 
oth r wise that so he might p r serve his inheritance free 

And I am the lesse able to give advice herein because I know not what 
course my sonnes spirit or inclynation will lead him to follow whether 
ffarming graysing marchandizing or trading or to let out all & leade a more 
private life & live only upon his rents & estate whether he intends to live 
here w ch I cheifly desire & would injoyne him too, if it be not greatly & 
apparantly to his p r judice except times here should much chainge & grow 
worse, where he may enjoye God & his ordinances & good company or 
whether he should have any purpose to remove of all w ch way being uncer- 


taine I know not how to advice about his estate for the best, yet considering 
my owne debts a smale & nothing of necessitie to be payd p r sently except 
my ffunerall charges, the legacies not payable in two yeares except he will 
himselfe & some of them a good while after as the will shewes, I should 
thinke it no hard matter if wisely ordered to pay the most of these legacies 
in two or three yeares out of the rents of the housen the encrease of the 
cattle, the crops of corne at the ffarrne [254.] with othere improvmen ts of 
such an estate & keepe the maine stocke of cattle, the most of the goods 
& housho d stuffe & the land & housing intire, the debts w ch is owing to me 
will also be a good helpe hereunto. I would make no great question through 
Gods blessing to doe it my selfe & not weaken or impaire my maine estate 
very little if at all. Howsoev' I have made choyce of wise skillfull & 
godly overseers that wiibe able to direct him herein, unto whome my ear- 
nest request & desire is that they would be pleased to consider advice & 
assist my son & wife according to the best of theire judgm t8 & aprehentions 
how to accomplish my will in that manner that theire estates may be 
P r served & not spoyled or suncke in the discharge hereof for it is meete that 
what I have given & doe intend for them may not be lesned nor deminished, 
though legacies & gifts should abate somewhat if there should be just occas- 
ion w ch now cannot be forseene and provided for at so large a distance, not 
knowing what may happen or fall out at such a time 

Now haveing thus cleared my intentions plainely & really in all things as 
f arr as I can remember w ch hath occasioned my will to be f arr larger then I 
either intended or desired, there are 2 or 3 objections w ch doth lye in the 
way w ch being answered or removed I shall draw to an ende for I desire in 
this my will to give an account [255.] of my actions & endeavo r to remove 
all jelousiea as neare as I can, these being as it were my last words that 
will live to speake for me when I am dead & in my grave, and God may be 
pleased so farr to blesse something or other that I have had occasion to 
expresse in this will, that such which have taken libertie to load me with 
divers reproaches & long to lay me under a darke cloude may have cause to 
see that they have done amisse & now to be sorry for it though they have 
not beene so before 

The objections are these 

Ffirst if I value my estate to be worth 4000 lb or thereabouts, how could I 
get such an estate with a good conscience or without oppression in my call- 
ing, seeing it is knowne to some that I had no portion from my parents or 
f reinds to begin the world w th al w ch if none did know of I am bound to 
acknowledge that all may be attributed to the free mercy & kindnes of 
God alone who raiseth up & pulleth downe as he pleaseth so that when I 
call to minde my first beginning or my first goeing to London I may with 
old Jacob thankefully say with my staffe came I over this Jordan & now 
the Lord hath given me two bunds 

To w ch I answere I have now traded for myselfe about 40 or 50 yeares & 
through the favo r of God though I had very little at first to begin with yet I 
had good creditt & good esteeme & respect in the place where I lived [256.] 
soe that I did ever drive a great trade not only since I came hither but 
especially in England 

Now to gett 4000 lb . in 40 or 50 yeares is not 100 lb . a yeare cleare gaines one 
yeare with another w ch wee account to be no great matter in driving but a 
smale trade by an industrious & provident man especially where there is no 
great trusting of chapmen or giveing of creditt w ch usually is subject to 
great hazards & losses & a tradsman or marchant that hath a full trade may 
gett a 100 lb . a yeare above his expences & a great deale more very honestly 
without hurting his owne conscience or wronging those that he deales with 
at all 

Since I came into New England, it is well knowne to some that I brought 
over with me two or 3000 lb . in good estate of my owne & I have beene here 
in a way of trade & marchandize besides ffarming now this 18 yeares & he 
that hath a stocke of his owne of 2 or 3000 lb . to manage in a way of trade I 
thinke he may very lawfully & honestly gett 200 lb . a yeare by it cleare if 
his expences be not very great & large, and yet with turning & managing this 
stocke of my owne (besides what goodes have beene sent me frd England 
by other men to a considerable value fro time to time) I have not cleared 

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neare 100 lb a yeare above my expences since I came hither w h is not 
5 lb . p cent cleare gaines & yet I have beene [257.] no p'digall spender as 
I have beene no niggardly sparer in things needfull, as the acco" of my 
dayly & weekely expences will testifie for me when those bookes come to be 
viewed over, whether I have relation to my expences in Old England or 
since I came hither, for though I have undergone many censures since I 
came hither according to mens uncharitable & various apprehentions some 
looking at me as an opresser in trading & getting unconscionably by what I 
sould & others as covetous & niggardly in housekeeping & not so liberall & 
bountifull as I should be (w ch how those two contraryes can justly be 
charged upon me & yet have increased my estate noe more in so long a time 
I yet see not) except it be by such as care not what they say of other men 
though never so false so they may lay others under reproach & magnifie 
themselves & theire wayes by disgracing of others but it is nothing for me 
to be judged of men, I have laboured to beare it with patience & to approve 
my heart & wayes to God that judgeth righteously yet these things hath 
made me the more willing to cleare myselfe in all matteriall things in this 
my last testam* though it be somewhat contrary to the nature of a will 
yet I am willing to leave this upon publique record as a just defence for my 
selfe knowing that a will wilbe read & made knowne & may be pused 
searched or coppied out by any when other writings wilbe more hid & obscured 
[258.] And then let not my words only but my reall actions beare wittnes 
for me or against me in the hearts of all that are willing to judge indiffer- 
ently & w th out p r judice, whether I have justly deserved what here I hav e 
undergon, either by words, or actions the whole passages of my life in all 
my dealings since I was a Prentice, being to be found in one booke or 
another written with my owne hand & upon one occasion or another w ch 
though before hath beene kept secreet to my selfe yet now wilbe exposed 
to the view of others & there censure when they wilbe p'used after my 

But some may further object if I doe value my estate at so much as 
before mentioned how could I deale honestly in suffering myselfe to be 
valued in rates to the Country but after a 1000 lb . estate at most or some times 

To w ch I answer first that I doe not thinke a man is bound in conscience 
to make knowne his whole estate & suffer himselfe to be valued to the utter- 
most extent thereof, if he can honestly p r vent it, it is not so in any nation 
in the world that I have heard or read of (except in case of great extrem- 
itie by an enemy in the Country or at the walls when all is in hazard to be 
lost) but quite contrary. In England I have knowne Knights, Aldermen, 
Marchants worth many thousands & have had lands worth some hundred 
pounds a yeare knowne, & yet to subsides & publique [259.] charges are 
not valued at halfe theire estates & many reasons may be given why it 
should not be otherwise. 

I know myselfe & others here pay more to rates & publique charges 
yearely then-those that are 3 times of my estate in England in 4 or 5 yeares, 
what charges they are at now is not the question nor to be propounded as 
an example to us, because our condition & theres is not alike, but for my 
selfe all the while I stayed in England I was never rated but after 3 lb . Goods 
& at last 4 lb . to any subside & yet sometimes wee had not a subside in 8 or 
10 yeares graunted & here wee are rated every yeare & in some one yeare I 
have payd neare 20 lb . to country rates. Therefore though some may judge 
that mens estates are undervalued every one seekeing to ease themselves 
& lay the burthen upon others, yet rates did rise so high upon the pound 
& came so fast about that men may be truly said in that respect to be rated 
above & beyond there estates for 

When my estate was taken as others were I could not say upon safe & 
just grounds that it was never so much as now it is being much in debt my 
selfe (w ch now through great mercy I have well overcome & discharged) & 
haveing raany debts owing to me, both in Old England & New, the most of 
which might have miscarryed as [26O.] some hath done, besides some 
adventures I had at sea of a considerable value w ch none can recken as a 
sure & safe estate till God brings backe the returnes as wee finde by sad ex- 
perience & losse. 


Lastly the most part of my estate now lyes in my ffarme, in cattle 
houses & household stuffe w ch is rateing are never valued to the uttermost 
worth to no man (Household stuffe not at all, seeing that turnes to no profitt 
but are impayred by dayly use) & for houseing there would appeare some 
kinde of injustice & inequality if they should be rated high being cheifly 
for entertainem 1 drawing charges by the accomodating of oth 1 " 3 as also are 
chargeable to keepe in repaire & are but harbors for themselves & oth r8 . 
Now neith r God nor any Christian state in pollicy would have their inhabi- 
tants crushed or weakened by continuall charge but soe that they may be 
nourished & p r served in a thriveing condition that they may live well & be 
still able to doe good in theire places, for the carrying on of publique 
charges besides now the Court hath taken up another & more equall way of 
rateing men & that is by there visible estates & an easy & equall impositio 
thereon as l d . in every 20 s . they have in good estate (whereby no mans con- 
science is racked by questions & answ 18 or by an injunction for every man to 
bring in a just account of the full value of [261.] his estate which hath 
proved a temptation to ma [torn off] against which way I thinke none can 
justly except or complaine as I conceive except such as have no estate but 
what is visible & yet are much in debt & have nothing but y l vissible estate 
to pay it w th & yett nothing is abated them for theire debts, then such are 
rated above there estates. 

But some possibly will object further what if some expressions in your 
will should prove offencive & some ptending exceptions (you haveing many 
enemyes that wilbe ready to take any advantage against you) should com- 
plaine to the Court against it where things may be so agravated out of 
p r judice that some fyne may be procured & imposed upon you & so to take 
away part of that estate which you thinke you have left secure to your son 
wife & friends. 

I answer first I know no just cause of offence that I have given in any 
expressions herein that malice itselfe can take advantage of except they 
should be wrested contrary to my true intent & meaning & if any will doe so, 
no man can expresse himselfe so warely but some witts may make use of to 
a mans p r judice & make that appeare to be evill which is good or harmeles 
in it selfe, as I have scene & knowne by many experiences & sad examples 
in my lifetime & that both for words & actions as many can remember as 
well as my selfe. 

I conf esse that I have knowne & scene such practises in Old England that 
when some cheife ones have had a desire to fish a way a part of a dyeing 
mans estate they have taken exceptions against his will or quarrelled either 
with some expressions or gifts mentioned therein to cast the farer glosse 
upon there corrupt practise & project though it could not be so [262.] 
hid, many here knowes IIOAV deepcly many have suffered, both in the starr 
Chamber & High Comissio Court for good actions & speeches interpreted 
quite contrary to the true meaning there of. But I hope that neither I nor 
mine shall live to see such practices creepe in or be countenanced in our 
Court doubtless the times would be straingly chainged if any such thinge 
should come to passe here that men should be made transgresso rs for a 
harmeles word 

If any such thing should be urged & brought against me, to my p r judice, 
who or what will they fyne, I am gone & estate of my owne I have none 
left, no more then will bring me to my grave, I have given away all, if not 
more then all & if there were a just offence given by me, or not justly taken 
up by others, it were not just to take away any p* of the wives or childrens 
portions, for the fathers or husbands offence, they being no wayes accessary 
to it. 

If there were any estate of mine left undisposed of upon w ch a fyne 
might be layd, what will they doe with it if levyed, if it should be to grat- 
ify any private man, that would appeare too grosse, if for the publique or 
couionwealth there might be some ptence if I had bequeathed nothing 
that way, but haveing given away so large a p te of my estate to publique 
uses (so much that many a wiser man haveing such or a better estate then 
mine would not have given halfe so much from his wife children & friends as 
I have done, and possibly I shalbe reproached of folly by many I doubt not 
of some for this I have done) therefore [263.] in such a case it wilbe more 

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hono r able for the publique that my will should stand inviolable (the will of 
the dead usually haveing beene held sacred) then for any man upon any 
ptence to seeke by power to alter or infringe it 

Lastly though I feare no such thinge nor see any just cause or ground 
that any can have for such an apprehension, yet because I know not how 
straingly things may alter nor who may gett into places of power & author- 
itie betweene this & the time of my death, nor what p'tences corrupt or 
p r judiced men may make, therefore if any should be active this way & pro- 
mote any such complaint against me or my will when I am dead & gone & 
can neither answer nor suffer for my selfe, with any intent either to get any 
part of my estate away if I had any left or any p te of that estate w cl1 1 have 
given away to my son wife or any other mentioned in this will, or shalbe 
troublesome or vexatious to my executo r on p r tence of any fault or offence 
of mine & it be entertained or countenanced then my will is & I doe hereby 
declare it to be my will & full minde that all & every gift or legacy that is 
mentioned in this will to be layd out & disposed of for any generall or pub- 
lique use whether for Library Granere Armory Court house School e or Col- 
lidge Market House & c . save only that hundred & twenty pound that I 
have given to the Schoole & poore in Boston & what other legacies that I 
have given to pticul r freinds or psons all other gifts of the form r publique 
nature, my will is that they shall [2(54.] utterly cease & become voyd & of 
no effect to the uses & behoofe, of the things & purposes before mentioned 
& shalbe disposed of as I shall hereafter appointe & mention. 

My will is that out of those forementioned gen'all or publique gifts that 
are to cease my loveing wife M 18 Ann Keayne may have One hundreth 
pounds thereof to hir owne pticul r use & benefitt 

And my will further is that One hundred pounds more of those gifts be 
equally devided between my sisters three children Anthony Jupe, Benjamine 
Jupe that lives with my selfe, and Mary Jupe now Mary Mosse & if any of 
them shall dye before they come to receive there parts then that part to goe 
to the survivors of them 

Item I will & bequeath further out of the aforementioned gifts ceasing & 
becoming voyd upon any such occasion as is before mentioned One hundred 
pounds more thereof to my Grand child Hannah Keayne to be payd to hir either 
at the day of hir marriage, or when she comes to that age as is before men- 
tioned in other legacies that I have given to hir 

Item I will & bequeath One hundred pounds more of the said gifts to be 
devided amongst my kindred in Old England as to the wife of my brother 
John Keayne that did Mve in Chesson not farr from London, if she shalbe 
then alive & amongst my broth r John Keaynes children that shalbe then alive 
& to be devided betweene them according to the discretion of my executo 1 " to 
give greater portions in the devision thereof to them [2G5.] that stands in 
most neede of it, and if my son doe know any other of my poore kindred in 
Old England that he give amongst them some part of this one hundreth 
pounds besides the tenn shillings a peece before mentioned as he in his dis- 
creetion & wisedome shall see cause 

Item I give of it One hundred pounds amongst my overseers of this will 
equally to be devided betweene them 

And for the residue & remaine r of all these genn'all & publique gifts before 
mentioned in this my will if any such thinge should be attempted or endeav- 
o r ed to the disturbing or interrupting of the free passage of this my will or 
to the change & alteratio there of contrary to my true intent & rneaneing 
w ch doth cause or procure this allienation & change of that part of my will, 
in such free gifts as I have before given to any pticular towne or place, to 
any pticular Society or Company or to any p'ticul r use or imploym 1 of those 
genn'all gifts, save only that One hundred and twenty pound that I have 
given to the Siilioole & poore in Boston & to p'ticular freinds, I say the 
residue & remaineing part of these gifts & legacies not above disposed of I 
give & bequeath wholy to my son Benjamine Keayne & his peculiar use 

Item I give & bequeath unto M r . Bellingam our honno r d Deputie as a token 
of my love & respects to him forty shillings for a legacy to be payd to him 
two yeares after my decease if he be then alive & remaineing in this 


[266.] Item I give & bequeath unto my deare friend M r . Edward Winslow 
now in old England as a token of my love & respects to him three pounds for 
a legacy to be payd him two yeares after my decease if he be then alive, if 
dead then I give the same to his loveing wife or eldest son & I doe acknowl- 
edge myselfe greatly ingaged to him for his care counsell & great love & 
respect that he hath shewed to my son in England, though I had forgotten 
him before. 

As for any legacy or legacyes mentioned in this will & given to my cousine 
Benjamine Jupe & to my couzin Mary Mosse for some just occasions of 
offence that since have beene given to me I doe hereby will & declare all such 
gifts before mentioned concerning them or either of them in this my will to 
become utterly voyd & of no effect in respect of them as if they had beene 
never mentioned or given unto them & not to be pformed nor payd to them 
or either of them by my executor except by some new act or declaration 
either by word of mouth before witnesse or some act or declaration under 
my owne hand writing I shall give further order therein which withdrawing of 
my gifts frd them is not without some greife to my selfe for there sakes, 
but seeing they have pulled it upon themselves against my desire & have 
withdrawne themselves from that long care & tender love that I have 
borne to them in seeking & desireing there good for some private ends of 
there owne I thinke there is a period putt to my further care over them by 
themselves, & if they receive any detriment by it they must blame them- 
selves & not me 

And now things being thus willed ordered & concluded [267.] of by 
this my will I shall now draw to an end, It [worn] be there are some other 
of my freinds & acquaintance that I respect & might have expressed my love 
unto had they come into my memory though my estate cannot reach to all 
according to the largnes of my desire & heart for if it would I should leave 
out none that I have received any reall love or curtesie fro & it may be to my 
greife I may thinke of some others that I have forgotten, but being forgott I 
hope they will not be offended with me or charge me with any ingratitude or 
want of love to them. 

And of this my last Will & Testament (I make & appoint my only son 
Major Benjamine Keayne as I have before said to be my sole executor) w ch is 
contained in nine sheets of paper nombred to 36 pages or sides of paper, all 
of it, yea ev'y line & word in it being written with my owne hand & my name 
subscribed at the lower ende of ev'y page which shalbe a sufficient signe & 
manifestation of it, to declare this to be my last Will & Testam*. And to 
stand & be pformed as my last will & I doe by these p r sents revoake null & 
make voyd all former & other wills gifts & graunts whatsoev' heretofore by 
me made or any other will, if any other should be p r sented or pretended, that 
is not of my owne handwriting yea if any thing should be drawne from me 
or expressed by me in my sicknes or at my death when I may not have my 
memory & understanding fresh & free, to contradict & overthrow this will w ch 
I have made & drawne up in my health & with my best understanding & 
memory suteing my owne minde & desire Therefor I [268.] doe make these 
p'sents to be & to containe my last Will & Testam* in manner & forme afore- 
said. And that all things in this my will may honestly & faithfully be pformed 
so farr as is possible according to my true desire & meaning I doe hereby 
ordaine & appoint constitute, yea & also earnestly desire & request my 
honno r ed & loveing freinds M r . Symon Broadstreete, Major Genn'all Denison 
his brother M r . William Hibbins three of our honno r ed Magistrates, also M r . 
Edward Winslow of Plymouth if he returne backe to abide in N. England, 
also my deare brother M r . John Willson Pasto r of Boston Church & my 
loveing friend M r . Norton Minister my loveing couzen M r . Edward Rawson 
& Lieut Johnson our Deacon to be overseers of this my will, unto all of w ch 
or any three or f ower of them I give power & authoritie to call my executo r 
or others to an account if there should appeare any neglect in him or them in 
the pformance on his part & to see that this my will may carefully be accom- 
plished, And doe earnestly desire them all & beseech them to be assistant to 
my executor & wife, with there best ayde advice counsell & direction from 
time to time about the right disposing & best ordering of this my estate & to 
see my legacies disposed of according to my will as fast as things can be putt 
off & paym ts come in still with this respect that neither my executor wife nor 

52 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

grandchild may be wronged in there parts or portions but provided for in the 
first place as is before expressed [269.] And that mine overseers would have 
an eye & looke after Hannah Keayne my Grandchild in respect of hir educa- 
tion & trayning up in the f eare of God as well as also in respect of marriage 
if she live to such a condition & to be helpefull to hir with there counsell & 
advice in such a choyce especialy if God should take away hir father or 
grandmother before & not to suffer hir to be drawne away by any such match 
as may apparantly tend to the hurt or overthrow of her soule or body but to 
hinder & make stop of any such motions to there utmost power. 

And my desire is that my overseers would have three or fower coppies of 
this my will writt out at my charge, or of the most matteriall parts of it (if 
they thinke the whole to bee too long or needles) to keepe alwayes by them 
to view & p'use upon any occasion when they meete togeather about it, or 
otherwise that they may the better take care to have the sev'all p'ticul rs y r of 
p'formed, and the rather because some legacies herein mentioned will or may 
prove some what larg before they come to be accomplished & because there 
is some legacies that depend upon accidentall occasions, therefore if a few 
of them could be printed t no great charge I would thinke that the better 
way & then ev'y one that is* concerned in the will may have a coppie of the 
whole by him and what the greatest number of my overseers shall doe when 
they meete together about any advice or counsell for the best disposing or 
managing of what I have left behinde me to accomplish the true ends & 
intentions of this my will taking therein also the advice & consent of my 
executo r [27O.] in there meettings & consultations, that shall stand & be 
accounted good, yet I see not that it wilbe of absolute necessitie that ev'y 
one of my ov'seers should meet at all times or nothing can be carryed on 
though it would be very necessary that they would meete altogeather as often 
as ther shalbe any needfull occasion, and if any of these ov'seers should 
dye or remove out of the Country especially if the rest see a want of them, 
Then my will & desire is that the surviveing overseers with the advice & 
consent of my executor & my wife would make choyce of some other fitt 
one in theire roomes. And as a token of my love & thankefullnes to them all 
for there f oreseene care paines counsell faithfulnes I doe give & bequeath 
to each of them five pounds a peece in good pay to buy for ev'y one of them 
a piece of plate as a remembrance of my due respects unto them for that 
labo r of love that I desire & expect fro them in this businesse betrusted 
with them after my decease 

In wittues that all things contained in this my last will & Testam 1 is my 
owne act & deede & according to my minde, as I have set my name to every 
page in these nine sheets so in the last page of the last sheete I have putt 
to my hand & seale the fowerteenth day of November one thousand sixe 
hundred fivety & three when I finished the same 

ROBERT KEAYNE & a seale 

Sealed deliv'ed published & declared this to be my last will & Testam* in 
the p r nts of us who testifye that this writing or will containes nine sheets of 
paper written full on all sides. John Willson, Rich d Parker, Edw. Tinge 

[271.] Perceiveing that in the last sheete of my will page 36 I am so 
much straitened that there is [not] convenient roome left for the witnesses 
hands I have though meete to begin anoth r page in this sheete & to make a 
little addition more to the rest of my will in the former sheetes of paper 
haveing f orgott one or two more that since came to my memory 

Item I give & bequeath to James Bitts the Scotchman, if he be in my 
service when I dye twenty shillings 

Item I give & bequeath to Nan Ostler my maide servant twenty shillings if 
she be in my service when I dye 

I shall only add this that it is very likely that those w h come to heare or 
reade over this my will may meete with some tautologies & some things 
that may be mentioned twise or thrice over in sev'all places w ch they may 
thinke to be vaine & needles repetitions & some may possibly censure it to 
be a fruite of an unsettled minde or weake or wavering judgem 1 as if I 
were not compus mentis when I made my will, but I would pray them not so 
to thinke but to impute it to the weaknes & shortnes of my memory, my 
will not being made at one time or in one day, for the length of it would not 
pmitt that, but at sev'all times as I had leasure and opportunitie to carry it 


on it being begun mo. 6. 1. 1653 but not quite finished till November 15th 
1653 &this addition not till December 15, 1653 & so I might well forgett 
somethings that I had mentioned [272.] before not haveing time at every 
time that I began to write to read over what I had before written yet some- 
times I did remember & possibly p r used what I had writt before of such a 
subject, but that not expressing my minde fully I bring in the same againe, 
that I might add somewhat more to it for the more full or cleare expressing 
my minde or meaning therein. Therefore my request to all that shall heare 
or read this my will is that they will make a favourable construction of all 
things contained in it & to passe by all my humaine frailties & weakneses 
therein & to take nothing in the worst sence, where a more Christian & love- 
ing interpretation may be made of it, nor none to take or picke out of it 
anything of it to the p r judice of my will or the disappointing or frus- 
trating of any of there right which I have given to them, but if some words 
or expressions should seeme to jarr or differ that these may be interpreted as 
neare as can be gathered or reconcilled with the scope of my will in generall 
or other places of it in pticular, to be my true intent & meaning, for the 
will being long & my minde full of thoughts & exercises especially in some 
parts or passages in it there may be many defects in it that may justly call 
for a mantle of love to cover them and it is like that had I time to coppie it 
out faire againe (w ch the length thereof will not easily p'mitt, for I had 
many thoughts that I should have dyed before I had quite finished haveing 
had one fitt of sicknes or weaknes they lay sore upon me & long which 
made me hasten the finishing of it all I could), I should leave [273.] out 
sev'all things that are now in it, but I am not will [rest of word gone] to 
imploy any body else to write it out but my selfe therefore it must now 
passe with what faults or defects may be judged to be in it. 

Item I give to M r . Buckly Senio r Minister of Concord Three pounds & to 
M . Tomson Minister of Brantrey forty shillings as tokens of my love 

I have f orgott one loveing couple more that came not to my minde till I was 
now shutting up & that is Cap* Bridges & his loveing wife to whom I give & 
bequeath forty shillings as a pledge of my loveing respects to them, to be 
payd two yeares after my decease if then liveing & abiding in y 8 country 

If my loveing wife or any other should be offended that I have not made 
my wife executrix as I did when my son was under age or that I have not 
now joyned hir with my son in the executorship as I have done in some 
former wills, my son being then in the warrs in England & so his life the 
more uncertaine, I conceive it not so convenient now, he being of full age & 
upon his returne home, Therefore to p r vent differences y l possibly might 
happen betweene my wife & hir son but cheifly because the accomplishm 1 of 
this will will procure much care & some trouWe & labour, more fitt for a man 
to undergoe then a woman & I thinke it would be too great a burthen & worke 
for hir to undertake, besides if she should marry againe before the will should 
be fully accomplished & fullfilled there might come some trouble to hir & 
more inconvenience to my estate of all w ch she is eased & may injoy hir owne 
p te & due in peace & quiet 

Therefore I doe here againe declare all that which is contained before in nine 
sheetes of paper writt with my owne hand in all the sides thereof & more par- 
ticularly expressed in the 36 page y r of with all that is added to it in this page 
37 to be my last Will & Testament & my son Major Benjamine Keayne to 
be sole executor thereof & my loveing freinds mentioned in the lower ende 
of 'page 36 to be the overseers of it. 

In Wittnes whereof as there so here againe I have putt to my hand & scale 
in the p r sence of these whose names & handes are hereunder written this 
December 28, 1653 

ROBERT KEAYNE & a scale 




54 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[274.] Att a County Court held at Boston 2d of May 1656 
M r . John Wilson Sen. M r . Richard Parker & M r . Edward Tyng deposed before 
the Court that Cap* Robert Keayne at y e times mentoned in the thirty sixt 
page & thirty seventh pag. did call them in and declared these nine sheets of 
paper & one page to be his last will & testament & sawe him signe and seale 
the same & y* they know of no other will w ch was approved of by y e Court as 


[In Margin, page 273.] 

At a County Court for Suffolke held at Boston 

29 th Janur A 1683 

The Execute within nominated of the last will of Capt n Robert Keyne 
sometime of Boston dece d hereto annexed being both dead! Power of 
Adm cun of y e estate of s d Cap ne Keyne is granted unto M r Nicholas Paige and 
Anna his wife Grand daughf of s d Robert Keyne to pursue the performance 
of his will in what remains to be done therein, they to give Bond of one 
thousand pounds to execute the same, their own bond being accepted by y e 
Court is accordingly taken 

Attest Is A ADDINGTON Cl re 


NOTE. In the City Clerk's office there is a small square volume 
containing mainly bonds and memoranda relating to persons desir- 
ing to settle in the town. The pages are not numbered, but on 
the first folio are the following items : 

" Octo. 31 st . 1681-2 Goodman Walters d c . 8 mos. b d . due for 
house roome for Thomas Barb rs ffamilie 

Richard Palmer glouer entertained by Hen Lillie not admitted 
into the Goverm*. giuen libertie till next moneth. 

Jamee Barnett Butch r . hath beene 10 dayes entertained by Wil- 
liam ffuller Butcher hath beene taken by y e Spaniards, intends by 
y e first oportunities for Bristoll. 

John Hanagine Tayl r . came from Nevis lodgeth at Gibbins 
house with Mrs. Mudd hath a wife, not admitted into y e Goverm*. 
giuen Libertie till next month. 

Elkana pembrooke, weau r , came from Lone [ ?] Hand, singleman 
entertained by John Allen at Mrs. Auerys. hath beene a month in 
y e Towne. 

Edward Ware, weaver & Mariner came ffrom New found Land 
entertained by M r8 . Auerys intends to be Speedily gone, for apeare 
next moneth. 

Memorand, due to Dennis Macdaniell for keepinge of Elis ft . 
ffrench before he had any money of M r . Limes 13 8 ." 

Next comes a blank sheet, and then thirteen pages containing 
the following lists : 

"A List of Seuerall psons returned to y e Countie Courts at seuerall 
times not admitted nor aproued of by y e select men of Boston to 
be Inhabitants of y e Towne 

1670-71, Janu 30 John Nettle, Tay lr . 
Margeret Cannard 
Goodwife Hoppen of Dorchest*. 

1671-72, Jan 29 th . William [?] Anderson Tayl r . 
John Hunt, Butch r 
Steephen Millar, Butch r 
William Nowell, Bookbind' 
Thomas Rand, Bookbind* 
John Tudall, Scriuen r 

1672 Apr. 29 th . William Trotter, Tay lr . 
John Pascoe, weau r . 
Pet r . Bragg 
Phillip Poyntings wife 

56 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

1672, 25 th . 8 br Nicholas Best 

John Pecocke, Tayl r . 

1672-73, Apr. 27 th . Samuell Smith, Mason 

1673, May 29 th . Mary fforrest come from Lime. 

1673, Nov. 13 th . M r . John Ryd r . of Newyorke 

Henery Matson Ditto 
Edward Smith Barb r Ditto 
Thomas Bull Labou r . Ditto 
John Ridle Carpentf. Ditto 
John Higgs 

Isaaike Ratt came from Newyorke 
William Sharpe Ditto 
Robert Millar weauer Ditto 
Symon Williams shoomaker 
William Allen 
Robt. Shelsam & his wife 
Robert Mastinges, Labour 1 ". 
George Barb r , Labour 1 " 

1674 Ap r . Samuell Smith of Maiden 
Hannah Leech widdowe 
Hannah Ludden of weymoth 
Mary Tayl r . 
John Tud r . 

1674, July 27 Thomas Hawes 

Henery Birke, Sayl r . 
Richard Hall, Sayl r . 
James Phillips, Shoomak*. 
Daniel Clarke 
Edward Poole & his wife 

1674, Jan 27 Richard Neuill, Goldsmith 

Baker Ryder 
Edward Shabelton 

1675, Apr. 26 John Littlefeild & his daugh*. fr. Dedham 

Michaell Towersley from Hampten 
John Wilkison, Barb r . 
Hugh Price, playsterer 
Margaret Shaply from Charlestown 
Mary Hawkins from Salem 
Baker Ryd r from Damerice Cove 

1675, July 26 Julian Vab r . Shoomaker 

Peter a ffrenchman, Shoom 1 " 
Elizabeth Williams from Marblehead 
John Steed & wife from Barba do 
Phillip Turn 1 " from Pascataqua 


1675, Nov. 25 Dennise Sihie from Nevis 

George Dan son & his wife 

1676, July 30 John Pratt from Maiden 

Hen r . Walker from New Yorke 
John Lewis from Road Island 

1676-77, Jan. 29 Elizabeth Gibbs from Marblehead. 
William Nicholson, Tayl r . 
Edmond ffitzmorris 
John Springfeild 

1677, Apr. 23 th . Phillip Paine, Tayl r . 

Hest r Palm r , formerly Ganet, fr. Jamaca. 
Henery Carle, a [Deboyse ?] man 

1678, July 29 Daniell Welden, Cart r . 

Ezekiell ffogg 

William Mason, Brick layer 
Charles Cleate Dancing Mast r . 
Ceaser Wheel 1 " serv 1 . Ditto 
William Hill TayF. 
Richard Dolinge Tayl r . 

1678 Octo. 28 George Wadn r ., Coachmaker 
Nicholas Warn r , Tobacconist 
Thomas Darris blacksmith 
Richard Tayl r 

George Sigworth, Bricklayer 
John Bingham, Goldsmith 
Nicholas Frisbie, Tayl r . 

1678 Janu. 27 Henry Sbarpe, Carpenter 

Alexand r Callman, Shoomaker 
Jacob Everes, Glazier 
Daniell Cuttle 

1679, Aprill 28 Thomas Ryder, Miller 

Thomas Litchfeild from Dorchest*. 
John Rix, blk smith 
John Corpes Coop. 
Peter Chucke, wine Coop. 

July 28 William Bryan Serv* to Cap*. Hudson. 
Richard Johnson, Carpenter 
Nicholas Sheppard Butcher 
William Raymant Tobacconist 
Alexand r Johnson in prison 
Susanna Goodwine from Salisbury 
Thomas Burrowes at James Robinsons 
Peter Twist at Peter Egertons 
Thomas Swetman at Rob 1 . Peggies 

58 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

9 br . 3 d Joseph Cooke at Wm. Howes 

.Henery Homes came from Pascataqua 
Thomas Begretia at James Wardens, Jersiman. 

Janu. 26 Nath 11 . ffox Jun r . at his uncle Nat. ffox 

1680 Aprill 27 th . James fferry, Bodice Maker at widdow Bew r . 

Sam 11 . Hobbs Brick layer at Vickery Serg 1 . 

John Brice & Wm. Lane both came affoote from Mary Land to 
Milford wheth r . Runawayes or Roman Catholiks uknownd, at 
John Wings 

Robert Dale at Henery Mattockes 

widdow Taldarsby come from Nevis w th Jer. Cushine at widdow 

Thomas Bittle, Cart r . at Jer*. sergeant, S d . to be very prophane 
& of a bad report. 

William Lumdale, peterer, came from Jamaica at James Robin- 
sous, none of these wee know of to be admitted into y e Colony. 

John Tompson, Tayl r , came from Virginia who parents & re- 
lations are Roman Catholickes. lodgeth at James Robinsons 

July 29 Wm. Haynes, writinge Master, y* hath a ffamilie at 

Edward Chapman at Wm. ffox 

Martha Tayl r a young woman y*. came from Bristoll reco- 
mended to Mr. Addam Wintrop, at Wm. Hambletons, lies at her 
owne hands & of a very ill report. 

Edward Colborne, Labourer, y* lodget and worketh with John 
Peirce, brick layer. 

Nov. 29 th . Jonathan [Vear? or Oscar?] haueinge a wife 
& two Children came from Providence very pore & sick of a 
ffeau r & Ague & hath alread}^ beene releiued by ye Towne. 

Jon a Rue came from Providence, weaver. 

1681. May 30 th . John ffisher, Haberdasher, who hath lived 
about a yeare at Ipswich and hath a wife Hues at Situate, now at 
John Winscombes, to be returned to y e Countie Court. 

John Matson & his wife came from Braintrie where they are 
Inhabitants returned to y e Court. 

An Chesly came from blk poynt big with child, Hues at John Jones. 

An Perry, formerly Sheffield, hauinge left y e Towne a consider- 
able time & an Inhabitant in another place beinge reported of euill 
life & behauiour was returned to y e Court. 

Octo 31 th . Mary Oxnahaon y* came from New found Land by 
Hugh Perrin without her Husbands consent, at Wm. Gilberts, Hat- 
ter, was returned to }' e Countie Court. 

ditto Ann [blank] serv' of John Ruggles, turnd out of dore by 
him when she was with child by his man serv* & since d/d. of a 
child at Edward Gages house, returned. 


Nov r . 28 Mandeline Brasier an Irish woman come lately from 
New London, at Mungo Cray fords. 

1682 July 31 Wm. ffuller, Butcher, at 

Sam 11 Paine lodgeth at M rs . ffrankes hath a wife in Englande & 
beene longe from her. 

Thomas Blackford, driller, y* hath a wife in Englande, & by in- 
formation of a vitious conversation. 

Jacob Sayer a young man came from New Yorke at Edward 
Cowells reported to be run fr. his Master in Virginia. 

Thomas Thurstone came from Pascataqua entertained by Nath 11 
Robinson and of a bad report. 

Charles Salter, Carpenter, at Tho. Eliotts hath a wife in England 
not admited into y e Colony. 

James Risley y* came from Irelande another of Randolps 

Phillip Gosse came from Roxbury with a vitious flamilie, of w* h 
Mary Wood is or was one of his seruants who hath had a Bastard 
& are entertained by Joseph Holmes. 

Octo. 30 th . Peter Markes Cap*. Barrets Cooke at Roger Doble- 

Henery Tippinge, school master, at Samuell Blithes. 

An Tilige, a woman y* hath a husband at Nevis lodgeth at Jn a . 
Brookens and refuseth to goe to her husband. 

Thomas Phillips, Butcher, hath beene at Marlebrow not admited 
in y e Colony & thought to be run from Virginia. 

Dec. 25 th . Christian Prissall a single woman y* came from 
Scotland, Robert Carter a Scotch man both he & y e former at 
James Rissely. 

Janu. 30 th . Edward Piper, Butch r , at at Thomas Platts. 
Jane Waite a single woman came from Charlestowne now at 
Nich. Wilmotts 

Antonio Parera, a Portugall, entertained by John Marsh. 

1683, Aug 27. Albert Lawsen a Dutch man & infirm brought 
from Newfoundland there taken up out of a Ship foundred at 
sea, Lodgeth at Wm Whatine Block maker ; Alsoe John Lee an 
Inhabitant of Ipswich, after warned out of y e towne yet remaines, 
removinge from place to place 

February 5 th . James Tayl r . a wife & six Children came from 
Pensilvania, of a bad report of his conversation 

Wm. Pore & a wife came from Marblehead at Timothy Armi- 

Wm. Bolderson y* came from New yorke at Edwards Cowells 
Security taken 

John Trotman late serv* to Cap 1 . Watts 

Margeret Hopkins came from Roxbury at Phillip Gosses. 

Eliz a fford saith she hath a Husband at Newyorke lately d/d. here 

60 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

of a Child and accordinge to a certificate herewith a very bad 
woman, came hither from Road Island. 

The wife Morgan Jones y 1 Hues at New yorke at John Matsons 
formerly the wife of William Gotten, Butch r 

1684, May 26 Mrs. Steephens, widdow, lately com ffrom Concord 
where she haue beene an Inhabitant about three yeares. 

9 br 10 th Wm. Rattliffe, Carpenter, came from Pascataqua with a 
ffamily in Magnes Whites house. 

John Warden, Currier at Edward Peggies. 

Margeret Boone formerlie Sprie came from Marble head at 
Dennis Mackdaniells. 

James Worth, a labor 1 " cast a way upon the cost of Virginia 
hauinge a wife & Child & nothinge to maintaine them 

Andrew Marriner, shoomaker, from N. London at Geo. Cables 

Eliza Baldwine a single lame woman from England at Hugh 

Joseph Anger, brick layer, from Maiden at Rich* Drakes 

Thomas Largin, Barb r , at Doct r Cookes house. 

David Vahan, Marrin r , from Pascataqua. 

James Wyat at George Monkes 

Decem. 29 th Comfort Scott who came from Newyorke lodeth 
at Isacke Jones saith she was a serv* about five weekes at Joshua 
flSshers of Dedham where one Bryan Neale of Longe Island, came 
to visit her, lay with her there & got her with Child & y 1 she is now 
about three weeks gone with Child by him. 

An Indian Woman, formerlie belonginge to this Towne, but 
beene a considerable time absent in some other place is now re- 
turned with a Bastard w ch is about eleven m 8 ould Entertained by 
Nathanell Juell. 

1684 Dec. 29 Martha Smallage came from Longe Island who in 
abscence of her husband Smalledge, went to Long Island, was there 
maryed to another man, hath liued with him a considerable time 
is now big w th Child by him & latelie brought hither by her first 
husband who is since gone to sea ; lodgeth at y e widdow Blowes. 

David Kinbord. a Scotchman, came from Cambridge village, 
entertained by widd. Neale to draw beere. 

1685 Apr. 9. Lawrence Vandebost a ffrench Minisf at Andrew 
Marrines that hath baptized & Marryed some persons here contrarie 
to Law. 

Joseph Gatchill of salem returned to y e Court January 2. 

Apr. 28 th . Thomas Stedman, Tayl r ., entertained by John 
Marsh, Butch r . 

Jonathan ffrankline, glov r , entertained by. Henery Lilly sus- 
pected to be a very dangerous pson to reside in y e Towne. 

Rob 1 . Onion, Cart r , at Tho. Matson came from Marleborough. 


Sept. 24. Rich d . Mathegline, shoo maker, at Tho. Matsons. 
Securitie given 

George Harris at John Batemans 

Rich. Skinn r , at Ezekiell Hamlins 

Francis IStepny at Jn r . Birge, Dancinge Master. 

Pet r . Barry at Tho. Matsons. 
Stephen Robinson at wid. Williams. 

Benjaraine Grignon, Goldsmith. 

Isack Pineau, print r . at Sam u Greens, 
all ffrenchman from Carolina. 

Joseph Goodall, shoomaker at, widow Everells 

Tho. Palmer wife & 4 Children from Charles towne. 

John Moligan, Carpent r , at M r . Tho. Smiths 

Richard Savage at John Childs. 

John Carroll at Joseph Smiths. 

Wm. Goodman at M r . Load. Coop. 

Wm. Dawson, Coop, at M r . Jones 

Eliz a Guy widdow from Barba do . at Sam". Jenkins. 

George Clarke, glover, w th . wife & 3 child m at Jas. Shaw 

Alexand r . More, upholster, at Phillip Squires 

Rob*. Dowsin, [?] Butch r ., at John Williams 

John Samson at Wm. Bryans, came from Caralina sicke of a 
ffeav r & ague. 

Andrew Thornecome at Wardner Wesendocke. 

Octo. 26 th Amy Phenix a child came from England with M r . 
Hey man at Rowland Storys. 

Arthur Kirke, Tayl r ., & his wife came from Virginia entertained 
by Mathew Grosse. 

1685, ffeb. 22. William Greene, Tayl r , came from Caralina 

Andrew Wood, Coop, came from England with Jenner at widdow 
Sedwicks, hauinge a wife & severall Children. 

John Robinson, Hemp dresser, came from Salem w th a wife & 
two Children at Ed. Peggies. 

Sam 11 . Dobson at James Moores, hatt r . 

Andrew Beech, Tayl r ., at Tho. Dowses 

Mary Pulman & two Children came from Carolina entertained 
by Mary Jones. 

1686 6 r . 61 h. John Robisin, Hemp dresser, at ffitches 
John Cole, Goldsmith, at James Smiths 
John Barb r ., Tayl r , at Tho. Mores 
Dennis Mathewes at John Bridge 
Tho. Bletsoe, Coop. 

Wm Knight, Rope maker, at Phill. Whartons 
John Horten & familie at Sam u . Juges. 
Widdow Costine at [Grimsten ?] Bowes 
Christoph r . Steg, Butch r , at Rog r Dobledee. 
Alsoe sevor u ffrench pson & ffamilys & others y* came from 

62 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

ffebr 10 Charles Raven, Barb r , came from N. yorke married a 
wife two moneth since & now dd. of a child not admited into y e 
Collony, lives at y e Katherine Wheele. 

Hugh Baylie ye beg r about ye Towne 

Nath 11 . Cobden, Peter Good, marine at Ed. Crocketts, cast 
awa} r to y e Eastward. 

Samson More, weav er , came from New found land, entertained 
by John Pearce. 

[The fourteenth page is blank. On the next page is the follow- 
ing list. W. H. W.] : 

" 1691, Feb. 1st. List of persons of the ffrench nation admitted 
into the Colon}' by the Govern* & Councill. 
Peter De Vaux his wife, daughter & an English maid. 

ffrancis Legare two Sons 

James Montier his wife, & English maid. 

Isaac Biscon his wife 

Benjamin j 

John > ffunell 

Andrew ) 

Docter Basset 

Gabriel Bernon 

William Barbut 

Louis Allare 

Moses Secq 

Peter Urigne to give Security next meeting." 

[This completes the entries in the book, from this side. The 
volume was used by reversing it and beginning at the other end, as 
follows. The following note is written on one page near the be- 
ginning of the book. W. H. W.] 

" Henry Allen's Bond was sued for the Securyty of the Town 
from Charge, of Armstrong & his wife, the 1st Octob r 1695, 
& ye wife the sd armstrong was a charge to the 8 months before 
yt. time." 

[On the next page is the following] : 

" A coppy of a letter, to James Barbor 

1692. May 3 James Barbor the Reson of these few Lines are 
to acquaint you that your father John Barbor, is come to Boston, 
and being by the select men of Boston ; Demanded to give a 
Reson ; there of ; he Saith you haue not been kind to him but 
macketh him worcke ; Two or three miles ; abrod e which is bur- 
densum to him and more then he can do in his old age ; the Select 
of Boston ; do Requir you ; as you ; will keep your Couinant ; 
Which you maid with them; 27 octob. 90. To come and take 
Caer of your ffather. or Ealse you may Expect wee shall ; prose- 
cute the Law upon you. 


These Lines, are by Order, of the Select men of Boston. 


[After this there are numerous bonds running to the Town 
Treasurer of Boston, by which the various signers agree that 
certain intending settlers shall not become chargeable to the town. 
Each bond is an original and is subscribed by the person giving 
it, so that the autographs are numerous and interesting. As the 
terms are so nearly alike in all, only abstracts are here given. 
The full phrase is usually "that A. B., nor any of his, shall be 
chargeable to town ; " and at the end, " witness my hand the 
day, &e." Then the signatures are at the right-hand side of the 
document, but the clerk has repeated the name of the person for 
whom security is given, on the left-hand bottom margin, in the 
place where witnesses usually subscribe ; but I believe these names 
are invariably written by the clerk who wrote the bond. W.H. W.] 

Witnesse these presents that I Edward Creeke of Bostone doe 
binde myself e my Executors & adminstrat rs to Thomas Bratle, 
Treasure 1 of this town & his sucessors in that office, in the penall 
Sume of ffortie pounds, that Benjamine Walker or any of his 
family shall not be chargeable to this Towne duringe his or any of 
theire abode therein, witnesse my hand the 7th day of Aug. 1679 

Know all men by these presents yt. I, John ffaierwether of Bos- 
ton, doe binde myself e, Execut 18 etc. unto Tho. Brattle Treas r for 
the Towne of Boston and his successors in the Some of fouerty 
pounds in mony that m r . Hen. Bartholomew or family Shall not be 
Chargable to this Towne. Boston August 1679 


We, Joseph Belknap & Benjamine Thwing both of Bostone doe 
binde our selves to Thomas Bratle, Treasurer, in the sume of ffortie 
pounds, that Joseph Goodale, shoomaker, shall not be chargeable to 
the Towne. 29 th day of July 1679 



I, John Williams of Boston, Butcher, doe binde myself, To Tho. 
Bratle, Treasu r of Sd towne, in the Some of forty pounds, That 
Richard Deven Shall not be chargeable to the Towne. 
29 th Sep*. 1679 




I, Richard Keates, of Boston, Brick layer, doe binde myself e To 
Thomas Brattle Treas r of s d Towne in the Some of forty pounds 

64 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150, 

that Thomas Levenworth Shal not be Chargeable to the Towne, 
Witness &c. Sept. 29 th 1679 


I, Jonathan Bridgham, of Boston, doe binde myselfe to m r Thomas 
Bratell treas r of the said Town, in the sum of forty pounds, Currant 
moneys of new Eng. that James [ ?] Barch r , shall not be Chargeable 
to the towne. Nov. 3 1679 


I, Richard Midlicots, of Boston, doe binde myselfe to m r Thomas 
Brattle Treas r of the S d Town in the sum of forty pounds Currant 
money that William Habberfield Shall not be Chargeable to the 
Towne. Nov. 3 1679 


I, John Coney jun r , doe binde myselfe to Thomas Brattle Treas r 
for the Towne of Boston in the Sum of forty pounds y* Nathanell 
Gay, Gouldsmith Shall not be Chargeable to the Towne. 
2 fb r 1679 


Wee, Sam 11 . Pease & Rob* Butcher, both of Bostone, doe binde our 
selves in y e penal some of ffortie pounds to Thomas Brattle Treas- 
urer of this towne that Bethiah Gatchell shall not be chargeable to 
this towne, 18 th of Decemb r 1679 



I, Theodar Atkenson doe binde myselfe unto m r thomas Brattle 
treasur 1 of the towne of Boston in the sum of forty pouends that 
James Pecker shall not be chargeable to y e towne. 
20 th Decemb r 1679 


I, Peter Edgerton, doe binde myselfe to Thomas Brattle treas r of 
the Towne of Boston in the Sum of forty pounds that John Wilkie 
Shall not be Chargeable to the Said Towne. 
29 th Decemb r 1679 


I, Henerie Butterfeld, doe binde myselfe unto thomas Bratell tres- 
urer of the towne of boston in the sum of ffortie pownds y* Samuell 
Worthinton shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 
26 of Januar. 1679 


I, John Foster, doe binde myselfe to Thomas Bratle tresurer of 
the towen of Boston that George Niccollson Shall not be charge- 
able to the Town. Decem br 28 th 1679. 



We, Antonie Checkley & Daniell Turill Jun. binde ourselves unto 
Thomas Brattle Treasu r for the Said Towne in the Summ of fortie 
pounds that John Presman Shall not be Chargeable to the 
towne. 29 th of Decemb r . 1669 



I, Henrie Ernes doe binde myselfe to the Towne of Boston in the 
Sum of forty pounds, that John Gaskin Shall not be Chargeable 
to the Towne. 26 of Janua r . 1679 


I, Magnus White, doe binde myselfe to Thomas Brattle, tresu r . 
of the towne of Boston in the Sume of fortie pounds, that Henry 
Lambshead, Shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 26 of January 




We, John Turn r , vintner, & John Casey, Tayl r , both of Bostone 
doe binde ourselues to Cap*. Thomas Brattle Treasurer of the 
towne of Boston in the Sum of ffortie pounds, that Alexander 
Hamilton, confectioner, Shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 
30 th day of January 



I, Daved Cop, of Boston, Cordwind 1 ", doe bind myself to Capt. 
Thomas Brattle, treasurer of the Towne of Boston in the Sum of 
fourty pounds that Sam u Wilson Shall not be Chargeable to the 
towne. 23 ffeb r 1679-80. 


I, Richard Keates, bricklayer, of the towne of Boston, doe binde 
myselfe to Thomas Brattle treasurer of the S d town in the Sum 
of fouerty pounds that Phillip ffuller Shall not be Chargeable to 
the town 23 ffeb r . 1679-80 


I, John Bawden, of Boston, bricklayer, doe binde myselfe to Cap* 
Thomas Brattle Treas. of the Sd. towne in the Some of forty 
pounds that Arthur Haile Shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 
23 ffeb r . 1679-80 

the marke of 


I, John Childe, of Boston, Taylor, binde my selfe to Thomas 
Brattle treasurer of the towne of Boston in the Sum of ffouerty 
pounds, on Condition that Sam 11 . Worden Shall not be Chargeable 
to the Towne 23 fleb r 1679-80 


66 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

I, Hezekiah Usher, doe binde n^selfe unto m r Thomas Brattle 
Tresu rer for the towne of boston in the Sum of forty pounds that 
Stephen Wizendocke shall not be Chargeable to the Towne. 
29 of march 1680 


I, John Bonner, of Boston doe binde myselfe unto Thomas 
Brattle treasurer to the S d . Town in the Sum of fortie pounds 
that Thomas Pennant Shall not be Chargeable to the towne 
26 Aprill 1680 


I, Moses Paien, of Boston, Husbondmon, doe binde myself unto 
m r . Thomas Brattle tresu rer of the S d Towne that Robert Wood- 
ward Shall not be Chargeable to the Towne. 26 Aprill 1680 


We, William Taylor and John ffoster, doe bynde ourselves unto 
Thomas Brattle treas r . for the towne of Boston in the full sum of 
ffortie pounds that Joseph Bueno shall not be chargeable to the 
Towne. 29 th of Aprill 1680 


[NOTE. Taylor did not sign the bond. W. H. W.] 

I, James Bradinge, of Boston, doe binde myself to Thomas 
Brattle treasurer of the towne in the sum of forty pounds that 
James Harbert Shall not be Chargeable to the Towne. 31 st of 
May 1680 


I, John Gardner, of Boston, paienter, doe binde myselfe unto 
Thomas Brattle tresurer of the towne of Boston in the bonde of 
forty pownds that John Small shall not be Chargeable to the 
towne. 31 st of May 1680 


I, John Burige, of Boston, taylor, doe binde myselfe unto m r 
Thomas Brattle tresur er of the Towne in the sum of fortie pounds 
that Micheal ffrench Shall not be Chargeable to the Towne. 31 st 
of May 1680 


We, John Harwood & Joshua Hewes, both of Bostone, doe binde 
ourselves in ye Sum of ffortie pounds unto Cap*. Thomas Brattle 
Treasurer of the town that John ffrancis shall not be chargeable 
to the towne. 2 d of June 1680 

his marke 


1680 June 15 th . taken bond of William Harrison in a paper by 
it selfe that Steephen Mundons wife or any of his shall not be 
Chargeable to this towne as p obligation in y e Towne deske. 


I, Edw d Lilly, of Boston, Cooper, doe binde myselfe in the sum of 
fouerty pounds unto Cap*. Tho. Brattle Treas r . for y e Towne of 
Boston, That John Standly Shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 
June 28 1680 


I, Joseph Smith, Sadler, doe binde myself in the sum of fouerty 
pounds unto Cap*. Tho. Brattle Tres. for the Towne of Boston 
that Thomas Midgley shall not be Chargeable to the Towne 28 
of June, 1680 


We, Giles Dyer & Joshua Winsor, both of Bostone, doe binde 
ourselves unto Thomas Brattle Treasurer of the of the Towne 
in the sum of ffortie pounds that Walter Palfrey shall not be 
chargeable to the towne ffirst day of June 1680 


We, W m . Gilbert & Jn Somes, both of Boston, doe binde our- 
selves in the some of fouerty pounds mony to Cap*. Tho. Brattle 
tres. of the S d . towne, that Ed wd Welch Shal not be Chargeable 
to the Towne. 1 st of July 1680 



I, Sammuell Shrimpton, doe binde myselfe in the Sum of fouerty 
pounds unto m r Tho. Brattle treas. of the towne of Boston that 
Evan Davis shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 26 th . of June 


We, William Persons and William Tomlin doe binde ourselves 
unto Tho. Brattle treas. of the towne of Boston in the sum of 
ffortie pounds that John Tomson shall not be Chargeable to the 
towne. 29 th of July 1680 


his marke 


I, Richard Crispe, Merch*., binde me in the Sum of fouerty 
pounds unto Cap*. Tho. Brattle that M r . Tho. Gibson shall not be 
chargeable to the towne 9 th of August 1680 


I, John Usher, of Boston, merch*., binde me, unto Cap*. Tho. 
Brattle Treas. of the S d . towne in the some of fouerty pounds that 
Will. Smith, Joyn r , shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 
30 th of August 1680 



I, John Comer, pewterer, binde my selfe in the Some of fouerty 
pounds unto Cap*. Tho. Brattle, treas. of the town of Boston that 
James Clempson shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 
30 th August 1680 


I, Tho. Clarke, Pewt er , binde my Selfe in the Some of fouerty 
pounds unto Cap*. Tho. Brattle Tres. for the towne of Boston that 
William Alman Shall not be Chargeable to the towne 
30 Aug 1680 


I, Joseph Cowel, of Boston binde myselfe in the Some of fouerty 
pounds unto Cap* Tho. Brattle Tres r for S d . towne, That Edward 
Coleburne shal not be Chargeable to the Towne. 
30 th Aug. 1680 


I, Will Harrison, binde myselfe in the Some of fouerty pounds, 
unto Cap*. Tho. Brattle Tres r of the Towne of Boston, that Patrick 
Mushet Shal not be chargeable to the towne. 
2 d Sep*. 1680 


I, Leonard Dowden, of Boston, Merch 4 , doe binde myselfe in the 
Some of fouerty pounds unto Cap*. Tho. Brattle that SamuellJones 
shall not be Chargeable to S d Towne. 3 d Septemb r 1680 


I, Humphrie Warin, doe binde myselfe in the Sum of forty pounds 
unto Cap* Thomas Brattle, that George Newbey Shal not be 
Chargeable to the town. 3 d Novemb r 1680 


I, John Birge, of Boston, Taylor, doe binde myselfe unto Captain 
Thomas Brattle tresurer of the S d . Towne, That Clemmente Cooke 
Shall not be chargeable to the Town. 20 th . of Novemb r . 1680 


I, Michel Holmes, Shoemaker, doe binde myselfe in the some of 
forty pounds unto Cap*. Tho. Brattle Tres r . for S d . Towne, That 
Thomas Phillips Shall not be Chargeable to the Towne. 

8 th . ofNovemb*. 1680 



I, Benjamine Walker, Merch., doe binde myselfe, to Cap*. 
Thomas Brattle Treasurer of the Town of Boston in y e Some of 
ffortie pounds that m r . Lancelott Lake shall not be Chargeable 
to the Town. 26 th . of Novemb r . 1680 



I, Thomas Leavenworth, of Boston, Bricklayer, doe binde my- 
selfe unto Cap*. Thomas Brattle tresurer of the Town of boston in 
the sum of forty pounds of money that John 1 evenworth shall not 
be Chargeable to the town. 29 th . of Novemb'. 1680 


[The bond of John Marion, cordewinder, for Ruth Gardner 
and her four children, dated Nov. 29, 1680, was written here and 
cancelled. W. H. W.] 

We, John Veringe, saielmaker, & Henrie Madoxes, seaman, doe 
binde ourselves unto Cap*. Thomas Brattle tres. of the Town in 
the some of ffortie pounds, that Rob*. Dale Shall not be Charge- 
able to the town. 29 th . Novemb r . 1680 

the mark of 


The mark of 


"We William Porter, Chandler, & Mathie Adkins, Tobackmaker, 
doe binde ourselves unto Cap*. Tho. Brattle Treas of the Town of 
Boston, in the sume of forty pounds that John Dowtman Shall 
not be Chargeable to the Town. 29 th . of Novemb r . 1680 


I, Benjamine Gillain, sen r ., of Bostone doe binde myself e unto 
Capt. Tho. Brattle Treas. of S d . towne that William Wharton, 
block maker, Shall not be Chargeable to the S d . towne 
2 d . of Decernb r . 1680 


I, Richard Medlecot of Boston, Merchant, doe binde myselfe, in 
the Sum of ffortie pounds unto Tho. Brattle, Treas. of S d . town 
that John Blake, Joyn r Shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 
25 th . Decemb r . 1680. 


I, John Nicholes, Joyn r , of Bostone, doe binde myselfe to Cap*. 
Tho. Brattle, Treaei. of the Towne in the Some of ffortie pounds, 
That Phillip Prance Shall not be Chargeable to the town. 
27 th . of Decemb r 1680 


1 John Hay ward, of Boston, doe binde myselfe to Thomas Brat- 
tle Treas. of the towne in the sum of ffortie pounds that Samuel 
Beighton, Cooper Shal not be Chargeable to the towne. 
27 th of Decemb r . 1680 


70 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

I, Phillip Squire, of Boston, Brewer, doe binde mysefle unto 
Cap'. Tho. Brattle, Treas. of Sd. Towne in the Some of forty 
pounds that Griffin Edwards Shall not be chargeable to the 
Towne ffeb r 3. 1680 

his marke 


I, Robert Bronsdon, doe binde myselfe to Tho. Brattle treas. in 
the Some of ffortie pounds that Robert fforthegill shall not be 
Chargeable to the town. Witness, llth of March, 1680-81 


April 25th, 1681, John Brooking became surety to the towD 
for WILLIAM HAYNES, schoolmaster, and his family. 

The last day of April, 1681, Joseph Bridgham became surety 
to the town for JOSEPH SQUIRE and his family. 

May 30th, 1681, William Grifeth became surety to the town 
for THOMAS WILKIE and his family. 

June 7th, 1681, Robert Orchard became surety to the town 
for GEORGE DURNFORD and his family. 

June 27th, 1681, John Jenkins and John Child became sure- 
ties to the town for THOMAS HOBSON and his family. 

July 25th, 1681, Samuel Pearse became surety to the town 
for EZEKIEL GARDNER and his family. 

June 29th, 1681, Thomas Kemble became surety to the 
town for JOHN FISHER, felt maker, and his family. 

August 30th, 1681, Thomas Dewer became surety to the 
town for JAMES FOWLES, taylor, and his family. 

Sept. 2nd, 1681, Thomas Skinner, baker, became surety to 
the town for JOHN DRIVER and his family. 

Sept. 13th. 1681, Samuel Parris, merchant, became surety to 
the town for DAVID JOHNSTON (or Johnson) and his family. 

Sept. 22nd. 1681, John Childe and John Jenkins, cordwinder 
and tailor, became sureties to the town for MARK TAYLOR and his 

Sept. 27th. 1681, Thomas Smith, blacksmith, became surety to 
the town for WILLIAM GREEN and his family. 

Sept. 27th. 1681, Samuel Shrimpton and John Baker became 
sureties to the town for EDWARD BRISCOE, founder, and his 


Oct. 31st, 1681, John Childe became surety to the town for 
JOHN SMITH and his family. 

Sept. 30th, 1681, Stephen Feilder, tallow-chandler, became 
surety to the town for JOHN HICKES, cloth worker, and his family. 

Oct. 31st 1681, William Taylor (or Tailer) and Eleakim Hutch- 
inson became sureties to the town for JOHN CLARKE, cabinet maker, 
and ROBERT HILLIARD, joyner, and theirs. 

December 26th, 1681, Samuel Shrimpton became surety to the 
town for DANIEL GEORGE, painter, and his family. 

December 26, 1681, Samuel Sewall became surety to the town 
for SAMUEL GREENE, printer, and his family. 

January 26, 1681, Richard Knight, shop-keeper, became surety 
to the town for JOHN WHEELER, distiller, and his family. 

Jan. 30th. 1681, Robert Mason, tailor, became surety to the 
town for THOMAS MATTOCKS, tailor, and any of his. 

Aug. 3rd, 1682, Francis Johnson and George Monke became 
sureties to the town for RICHARD READE, that came lately from 
Providence, and any of his. 

Feb. 2, 1681-82. Robert Walker, weaver, became surety to the 
town for EDWARD CROOKES, weaver, and his family. [" Robert 
Walker came to the selectmen's meeting, Feb. 25, 1683, and 
affirmed that Edw. Crooks hath been gon out of this towne nine 
months and is informed he is accepted at Stoneingtown as an In- 
habitant." Side note in original. W. H. W.] 

Feb. 6th. 1681. John Clarke, mariner, became surety to the 
town for WILLIAM OSBORNE, sadler, and his family. 

March 27th. 1682, John Clarke shoemaker, became surety to 
the town for THOMAS HOLEMAN and family. 

[Note. The two John Clarke autographs, this and the pre- 
ceding, are very different and must be of two distinct men. 
W. H. W.] 

April 24 th 1682, Thomas Cheany, of Roxbury husbandman be- 
came surety to the town for his mother MAGARETT BURGE and her 

[Note. He signs apparently as Thomas Shany (or Chany). 
W. H. W.] 

Aprill 24 th 1682, Abraham Blish, felt maker, became surety to 
the town for JNO CHALDWELL (or Caldwell) and his family, and 

S d Caldwell shall depart from the Town on the 15 tb of July, fol- 

72 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

May 5 th 1682, Joseph Emerson & Timothy Thornton, became 
security to the town for JOHN MEERES, felt maker, and his family. 

May 30 th 1682, James Pemberton became surety to the town 
for JOHN TERRILL, mariner, and his family. 

June 26, 1682, Manasses Beck, Joyner, became Surety to the 
town for JOHN HAYWARD, Shopkeeper, and his family. 

June 26, 1682, William Greenough, Shipwright, became surety 
to the town for W M STARLING, W M . SHORTRIGS, and THO. LUSCOMBE 
shipcarpenters, and their families. 

June 27 th 1682, William Heberfeild, (or Haberfield), Clothier, 
became surety to the town for ROBERT HAWKINS and DANIELL 
KINGE and theirs. 

July 31. 1682, Nathaniell Greene, mariner, became surety to 
the town for RICHARD FREEMAN and his family. 

July 31, 1682, Seth Perry, Taylor, became Surety to the town 
for HENRY COLE and his family. 

July 31,1 682, Ebenezer Savage, upholster, became surety to the 
Town for JOHN BDRDER and his family. 

Aug. 3 d . 1682, John Birge became Surety to the Town for 
RICHARD COCKET and his family. 

Aug. 1 5* 1 682 . John Baker, Brazier, became Surety to the Town 
for EDMUND DOLBEERE, pewterer, and his family. 

Aug. 15 th , 1682, Seth Perry became Surety to the town for JOHN 
AGARD, weaver, and his family. 

Sep*. 25, 1682, Edward Willy became surety to the town for 
THOMAS KAY (or Key) and his family. 

Sep* 25 th 1682, David Edwards became surety to the town for 
RICHARD KNIGHT, carver, and his family. 

Sep*. 25 th . 1682, Nathaniel Greenwood became surety to the 
town for JOHN BYRE (or Byare) , and his family. 

Sep*. 25 th . 1682. Samuel Shrimpton andThaddeus Mackarty be- 
came surety to the town for BENJAMEN SMEADE, bellowes maker 
and his family. 

Sep*. 25 th . 1682, Samuel Shrimpton and Daniel Turell senior, 
became surety to the town for THOMAS MERRIDALE and his family. 

Oct. 30 th . 1682. Daniel Turell senior and Richard Middlecot be- 
came surety to the towu for THOMAS COOKE and his family. 


Oct. 30 th . 1682, Sam 11 . Ravenscroft became surety to the town 
for THOMAS ASHTON and his family. 

Oct. 30 th . 1682. Rob*. Sandersonne, Sen r . became surety to the 
town for FRANCIS CCRLILE and his family. 

Nov. 7 th . 1682. William Obbison (or Obbinson) and Edward 
Cowell became surety to the town for THOMAS BRIGHTMAN and his 

Nov. 27 th . 1682. Ephraim Saile became surety to the town 
for JOHN PALMER and his family. 

Jan. 29 th . 1682, 83, Laurence Watters and John Scath (or 
Ssceath) became surety to the town for LAURENCE WAITERS, 
senior, father of the above 8d . 

Jan. 29 th . 1682-83, Mathew Adkins (or Atkins) became surety 
to the town for DAVID GWINN and his family. 

Jan 29 th 1682-83. William Hawkins Jun r . became surety to 
the town for PETER MARKE and his family. 

May 2 d . 1683. Sam u Jackson, Cordwinder, became surety to the 
town for DAN LL BARN WELL and his family. 

July 30 th 1683. William Killcupp, turner, became surety to the 
town for ROGER KILLCUPP and his family. 

July 30 th 1683. Samuel Shrimpton, merch*, became surety for 
DANIELL BALLARD and his family, to the town. 

July 30 th 1683, David Edwards, mariner, became surety for 
WILLIAM DAVIS, Clockmaker, and his family, to the Town. 

July 30 th 1683. Joshua Lamb of Roxbery, merch*, became surety 
to the town for JOHN WOLFINDEN, upholster, and his family 

Aug. 25 th 1683. John Winge, vintner, became Surety to the town 
for JOSHUA BRADBURNE, home breaker, and his family. 

Aug. 27 th . 1683. Michael Homes, Cordwinder, became surety to 
the town for EDWARD HARRIS, Cordwinder, and his family 

witness, Nalh u Greenwood 

Aug 27 th 1683, Humphrey Luscombe, merchant, became surety 
to the town for JOHN GIVAN, Late of London, distiller, and his 

Sep* 25 th 1683. Samuell Shrimpton & Thaddeus Macartie be- 
came surety to the town for HENERY BOULTON, Tayl r , and hia 

74 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Sep* 25 th 1683. Thomas Savage became surety to the town foi 
DAVID JACKSON, Tayl r , and his family. 

Nov. 5 th 1683, Elias Callender, Taylor, became surety to the 
town for ANN BAXTER widdow and her family. 

Dec. 3 d 1683, John Woodmansey and Mary A very in behalfe of 
her husband became surety to the town for ARTHUR ROGERS and 
SAMUEL LANDSMAN and their families. 

Dec. 3 d 1683, William Roby, merchant, became surety to the 
town for SAM"- OAKES and his family. 

y e last day of DecemV 1683, John Jacob became surety to the 
town for RICHARD BEST, Bricklayer, and his family. 

Jan. 2 d 1683, Benjamin Walker, Merch*., became surety to the 
town for RICHARD BANKES jun r ., Merch*., and his family. 

Jan. 28 th 1683, John Wing, became surety to the town for 
PHILIP LANG, maulster, and his family. 

Jan 28 th 1683. James Butler and William Paine, Blacksmith, 
became surety to the town for MATHEW MABELY, a spoonmaker, 
and his family. 

Feb. 5 th 1683-84 George Monck, vintner, became surety to 
the town for JACOB JOHNSON and his family. 

March 31, 1684 Eliatha Blake, Lyme burner, became surety 
to the town for WILLIAM BOLDERSON and his family. 

March 31 /1 684, William Greenough, shipwright, became surety 
to the town, for ARTHER NEALE and his family. 

March 31, 1684, Samuell Walker, Brickmaker, became surety 
to the town for WILLIAM VERRYER and his family. 

March 31, 1684, Jeremiah Fitch, Glover, became surety to the 
town for ANDREW CHURCH and his family. 

March 31, 1684, Humphrey Luscombe became surety to the 
town for JAMES COWES and his family. 

Aprill 30 th 1684, Theophilus Frary became surety to the town 
for RICHARD BANKES and his family. 

July 3 d 1684, Edward Creek and James Fowles became surety to 
the town for DAVID STEVENS and his family. 

May 26 th 1684, John Goffe, Cord winder, became surety to the 
town for THOMAS KNOWLEMAN and his family. 


May, 26 th 1684, Enoch Greenliefe & William Paine became 
surety to the town for JAMES SIDDELL (or Siddle) and his family. 

May 26 th 1684, Soloman Raynsford became surety to the town 
for JOHN COLE and his family. 

June 30 th 1684, Richard Pattishall and Joseph Belknap jun r be- 
came surety to the town for JACOB MOLINE and his family. 

June 30 th 1684, Thomas Skinner and Phillip Squire became 
surety to the town for JOHN EMBLIN and his family. 

June 30 th 1684, Richard Pattishal and William Rowe became 
surety to the town for SYMON LEBUSH and his family. 

June 30 th 1684, John Poole and Thomas Wheelor became 
surety to the town for THOMAS INGLESBY and his family. 

June 30 th 1684, Nathaniell Williams became surety to the town, 
for JOSEPH GRAFTON and his family. 

June 30 th 1684, John Woodmansey became surety to the town 
for THOMAS CLARKE by profession a Churgeon, and his family. 

June 30 th 1684, John Tucker and John Hill became surety to the 
town for JAMES CARNE and his family. 

June 30 th 1684, John Woodmansey became surety to the town 
for CHARLES SCOTT by trade a worsted comer and his family. 

June 30 th 1684, John Woodmansey became surety to the town 
for ANTHONEY HOWELL, a weaver and his family. 

July 2 d 1 684, John Fayrweather became surety to the town for 
m r THOMAS and his family. 

July 2 d 1684. Gyles Dyer and Ralph Carter became surety to 
the Town for HENERY SPRIE and his family. 

July 20 th 1684, William Towers became surety to the town for 
DAVID PURRY and his family. 

July 20 th 1684, William Obbinson became surety to the town 
for JOHN THOMSON or (TOMSON) and his family. 

August 25 th 1684, Sam 11 Simpson became surety to the town for 
SAMUEL CHANDLER and his family. 

Aug. 25 th 1684, Roger Kilcup and Henery Lilly became surety 
to the town for HENERY THRASHER and his family. 

Aug. 25 th 1684, Thomas Dewer became surety to the town for 
JOHN CLARKE and his family. 

76 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Aug. 25th 1684, John Loader (or Loder) became surety to the 
town for DANIELL ABNEY and his family. 

Aug. 25 th 1684. William Munford and William Payne became 
surety to the town for WILLIAM TUDMAN and his family. 

Aug. 26 th 1684, Joseph Townsend, Merch*, became surety to the 
town for THOMAS ADDAMS, Station 1 ", and his family. 

Sept 29 th 1684, Arthur Mason became surety to the town for 
JAMES ALLEN, Clocke maker, and his family. 

the first day of Oct. 1684, John Needam and Nehemiall Peirce 
became surety to WILLIAM WALLYS, blacke Smith, and his family. 

Oct 24 th 1 684, William Obbison became surety to the town for 
THOMAS WALLYS (or Wallis) blackesmith, and his family. 

Oct. 27 th 1684, Thomas Stapleford, Chayre maker, became surety 
to the town for THOMAS MALLET, Linning Drap r , and his family. 

Oct. 27 th 1684, Tymothy Clarke, mariner, became surety to the 
town for PETER BARBER and JAMES BOOTH and their families. 

Oct. 27 th . 1684, John Pecke, mariner, became surety to the town 
for THOMAS GARRETT, taylor and CUTHBERT GARRETT, Barber Churi- 
gion, and his family. 

Oct. 27 th 1 684, Josuah Winsor, tayler, became surety to the town 
for EDWARD TOGOOD and his family. 

Oct. 27 th 1684, Francis Marshall, yeoman, became surety to the 
town for JOHN MARSHALL, Butcher, and his family. 

Nov. 24 th 1684, Thomas Duer Sen r . (or Dewer) became surety 
to the town for ROBBERT NEVIN and his family. 

Nov. 24 th 1684, James Bradings Sen r ., vint nr ., became surety tc 
the town for RALPH PERKINS and his family. 

Nov r 20 th 1684, Timmothy Prout, Sen r , Edward Willy, and Ed 
ward Willis, became surety to the town for RICHARD WILKINS, WIL 

Dec. 29 th 1684, William Porter, became surety to the town for 
FRANCIS JANE and his family. 

Jan. 2 d . 1684. Thomas Dewer became surety to the town for 
DAVID KINKED and his family. 


Jan. 25 th 1684. Benjamin Denning, Cordwind r , became surety to 
the town for WILLIAM TURLOWE and his family. 

March 19 th 1684-85, John Bull, Inhold', became surety to the 
town for JOHN KELBIE, Tayl r , and his family. 

March 30 th 1685, John Pearce became surety to the town for 
RICHARD COCKEE, (or Cockey) a weaver and his family. 

Aprill 27 th 1685, David Copp, Shoowe maker, became surety to 
the town for DAVID JONES, Shoo maker, and his family. 

Aprill 27 th 1685 Theodore Adkinson, hatter, became surety to 
the town for JOHN PRATT, husbandman, and his family. 

May 25 th 1685, William Lewis, Esq r , became surety to the town 
for RICHARD READ and his family. 

June 3 d . 1685, Cap* John Winge became surety to the town, for 
SAMUELL CAHOONE, shoomaker, and his family. 

Thomas Harris, Butcher, became surety to the town for THOMAS 
HAMLIN and his family. 

[An unfinished bond by Thomas Harris, butcher, for Thomas 

Humlin, and one by Thomas Atkins and Molline for 

Smith, occur at this point. W. H. W.] 

June 29 th 1685, Daniell Farrell, Sen r and Timothy Prout Sen r , 
became surety to the town for THOMAS GUSHING and his family. 

July 22 th 1685, Samuell Engs, Ship carpenter, became surety to 
the town for JOSHUA LEE and his family. 

July 27 th 1685, Thomas Beavis became surety to the town for 
MOSES FURBOUR (or Furborow) and his family. 

July 27 th 1685, Robert Howard became surety to the town for 
ANN RAYLEY (or Rawley) and her family. 

July 27 th 1685, William Obbinson, Tanner, became surety to 
the town for JOHN GREENHILL a tanner, and his family. 

July 2 7 th 1 685 , Mathew Adkins and Jacob Melyen became surety 
to the town for M r THOMAS SMITH and his family. 

July 27 th 1685, Joseph Cowell became surety to the town for 
ANTHONY GREENHILL, Blacksmith and his family. 

July 30 th . 1685, Edward Lillie, Cooper, became surety to the 
town for MICHAEL SHERLOW, a distiller of Stronge waters, and his 

78 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

August 5 th 1685, Thomas Wyborne and Stephen Sergeant be- 
came surety to the town for JOSEPH HILL, varuisher, and his family. 

Aug. 31, 1685, Edward Shippen became surety to the town for 
SIMON FETTER and his family. 

Sep* 1 st 1685, James Smith and Thomas Mallet became surety 
to the town for WILLIAM SMITH, TayF, and his family. 

Sep* 4 th 1685, Thomas Skinner became surety to the town for 
THOMAS COBB, blacksmith, and his family. 

Sep* 28 th 1685, Francis Burroughs, merchant, became surety to 
the town for HENERY GODFREY, blacksmith, and his family. 

Sep* 28 th 1685, Francis Burroughs, merchant became surety to 
the town for THOMAS BANNISTER, playster, and his family. 

Sep* 28 th 1685, George Pordage, merchant became surety to the 
town for BARTHOLOMEW SPRINT, a Booke Binder, and his family. 

Sep* 28 th 1685, Nathanel Barnes became surety to the town for 
JOHN KILBIE, (or KILBY) , Taylor, and his family. 

Sep* 28 th 1685, Roger Kilcup, Glover, became surety to the town 
for RALPH KILCCP, Glover, and his family. 

Sep* 28 th 1685, William Colman, Merchant, became surety to the 
town for SAMUEL BAYLIE, Saylmaker, and his family. 

Sep* 28* h 1685, William Paine, Blacksmith, became surety to 
the town for ISAACK GEORGE, Black Smith, and his family. 

Sep*. 30 th . 1685, Sam 11 Beyton, (or Beighton), Coop, became 
surety to the towne for ROBERT RENNIE and his family. 

Oct. 2 d . 1685, George Monke, vint r , became surety to the town 
for HENERY LONGE and his family. 

Oct. 26 th . 1685, William Sumner, Blackesmith, became surety to 
the town for JAMES THORNEBERY and his family. 

Oct. 26 th . 1685, Henry Deering, merchant, became surety to the 
Town for NICH BENNET and his family. 

Oct. 26 th . 1685, Simeon Stoddard, Merchant, became surety to 
the town for RICHARD DRAPER and his family. 

Dec. 20 th . 1685, Edward Peggy, curryer, became surety to the 
town for WILLIAM CHADDOCKE and his family. 


Jan. 25 th . 1685, Sammuell Ravenscroft, became surety to the 
town for JAMES GLASSE and his family. 

Jan. 25 th . 1685, John Davis, Tayler, became surety to the town, 
for LEWIS HERRARD and his family. 

Jan. 25 th . 1685, Henery Ingram or Ingraham, Cooper, became 
surety to the town for WILLIAM SCORE and his family. 

Feb. 16 th . 1685, Francis Burrowes, Merchant, became surety to 
the town, for JOHN DUNTON, Booke seller and his family. 

March 29 th . 1686, Thomas Walker, Brick maker, became surety 
to the town for DAVID HOMES and his family. 

March 29 th . 1686, William Starling, Ship wright, became surety 
to the town for RICHARD STARLING and his family. 

Aprill 28 th . 1686, Thomas Dauis, Cordwind r , became surety to 
the town for RICHARD MATTEGLINE and his family. 

July 26 th . 1686, William Starling, Shipcarpenter, became surety 
to the town for WM. ELLIS and his family. 

July 26 th . 1686, Richard Keats, bricklayer, became surety to the 
town for JOHN DOLBIN and his family. 

Sep*. 4 th . 1686, Elizabeth Powndinge, widow, became surety to 
the town for THOMAS KEESES and his family. 

SepV 6 th . 1686, Thomas Skinner, baker, became surety to the 
town for THOMAS JACKSON and his family. 

Sept 6 th . 1686, John Arnold, black smith, became surety to the 
town for THOMAS FENTON and his family. 

Sept 6 th 1686, Joseph Gridley, Brick maker, became surety to 
the town for RICHARD GRAVES and his family. 

Sep*. 6 th . 1686, John Pearce, Searge maker, became surety to 
the town for RICHARD BURD and his family. 

Sep*. 22 d . 1686, Nicholas Kinge and Humphrey Luscombe be- 
came sureties to the town for ELIZABETH MATHEWES and her family. 

Sep 4 . 27 th . 1686, Thomas Moore, mariner, became surety to the 
town for JOHN BARBER and his family. 

Sep*. 30 th . 1686, Daniell Stone, Churigion, became surety to the 
town for JOHN TUTHILL and his family. 

Sep'. 30 th . 1686, Joseph Hill, varnisher, became surety to the 
town for SUSANNA HILL and her family. 

80 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Oct. 25 th . 1686, Richard White, felt maker, became surety to 
the town for JOHN MOORE and his family. 

Oct. 25 th . 1686, Manasses Becke, Joyner, became surety to the 
town for OLLIVER KNIGHTON and his family. 

Oct. 25 th . 1686, Obediah Reade Carpent r and Richard Kates 
brick layer became surety to the town for HENRY SMITH and his 

Oct. 25 th . 1686, John Nelson, Merchant, became surety to the 
town for JOHN EARTHIE and his family. 

Dec. 27 th . 1686, Elizabeth Graves, widow, became surety to 
the town for JOHN CRAFFORD and his family. 

Dec. 27 th . 1686 John Jepson, Carpen*., became surety to the 
town for THOMAS MARTINE and his family. 

Dec. 27 th . 1686, John Pearce, searge maker, became surety to 
the town for JOHN PARKER and his family. 

Feb. 3 d . 1686,-7 William Rowse, Gouldsmith, became surety 
to the town for MARY SALMONS, daughter of Sarah Dyer (or Tyer), 
and wife of William Turlow. 

Feb. 20 th , 1686.-7, James Barnes, whaffenger, became surety 
to the town for ARTHUR POWELL and his family. 

Aprill 25 th . 1687, Roger Kilcopp and Joseph Belknap, Glovers, 
became surety to the town for WILLIAM ADDAMS and his family. 

May 30 th , 1687, Henry Lilly, Glover, became surety to the town 
for WILLIAM HARDY and his family. 

March 31 st . 1690, Soloman Raynsford, Joyner, became surety 
to the town, for EDWARD MORSE, and his family. 

Aprill 28 th . 1690. Jacob Malyne, (orMelyen), leather dresser, 
became surety to the town for JOHN KERFBILL, Physician, and his 

Oct. 2 d . 1 690, James Barber of Dorchester, taylor became surety 
to the town for his father JOHN BARBER, boddice maker, and his 

June 10 th . 1691, John Nelson, merchant, became surety to the 
town for FRANCIS LEGARR, Goldsmith, and his family. 

Aus. 12 th . 1691, Samuel Sewall, Merch*. became surety to the 
town for BETHULIA MIGHELL, widow, and her family. 


Aug. 31 st . 1691, John Jenkins, Cordwainer, became surety to 
me town for JOHN LUMBERD and his family. 

Oct r . 26 th . 1691, Nicholas Cock, Coop r . became surety to the 
town, for EDWARD MILLS of Dorchester 1 , Clerk, and his family. 

May 5 th . 1692, John Russell, Watterman became surety to the 
town for MARGRETT BOMAN or Boman and her family. 

Nov. 20 th . 1692, Joseph Ryall, of Charlestowne, saile maker, 
became surety to the town for JUHN RYALL and his family. 

May 17 th . 1693, John Pool and Thomas Cooper, merchants, be- 
came security to the town for NICOLAS STOUGHTON and his family. 

May, 4 th . 1694, Thomas Gushing and James Downing, cord- 
wainers, became surety to the town for PETER DUMBER and his 

May 4 th . 1694, Samuell Hickes, Cordwainer, of Dorchester, 
became surety to the town for JOHN CLAMPIT and his family. 

May, 5 th . 1694, Daniell King of Lin and Henry Mare or Mayor, 
became surety to the town for ELISABETH DEVOREX and her 

June 21 st . 1694, Ellis Callender, Taylor, became surety to the 
town for JAMES GEORGE and his family. 

July 2 d . 1694, Enoch Greenleaf, Sadler, became surety to the 
town for DANIELL WILLARD and his family. 

July 19 th . 1694, William Mumford, stonecutter, became surety 
to the town, for THOMAS CDMINS and his family. 

' Aug. 31 st . 1696. John Chaddack (or Chadwick) taylor, and 
James Jar vis, Locksmith, became surety to the town for NICOLAS 
WANSFORD, blacksmith, and his family. 

May, 7 th . 1697, Jeremiah Bumsted, Joyner, and Anthony 
Needam of Salem, sen r . 3 T eoman, became surety to the town for 
PROVIDED MED WINTER and his family. 

June 4, 1697, Acknowledgement of John Jeffers, mariner, that 
he owes 10 to the Town Treasurer. 

June, 24 th . 1700, Joseph Lowle, Cooper, and William Crow, 
trunk maker, became sureties to the town, for EXERCISE CONNAUT 
and his family. 

Robert Brimsdon, merch*. became surety to 

the town for JOHN COLLIER and his family. [Not dated nor 
signed. W. H. W.] 

82 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Sept r . 12 th 1700, Daniel Zachary and Obediah Procter became 
surety to the town, for JOHN GUY and his family. 

Sep*. 12 th . 1700, Daniel Zechary and Obediah Proctor, became 
surety to the town for ANDREW GARNS and his family. 

Oct. 9 th . 1700, James Loorton of Sonthfield and Jacob Newel 
of Roxbury became surety to the town for MARTHA ARMSTRONG, 
widow, and her family. 



[As was noted on p. 226 of our Eighth Eeport, there are a 
number of deeds, etc., written at the end of the second book of 
town records. Abstracts are here given, sufficient probably to 
answer the purpose oi the antiquary, and to put the conveyancer 
upon the trace of these papers, in case they have not been recorded 
with the Suffolk Deeds. W. H. W.] 

84 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 


Mess. Winthrop, Hutchinson and others Selectmen of the 
Town of Boston on the 29 th of the first month, 1652. did grant 
liberty to Richard Cooke to Sett up a House on the Towns Ground 
between the Towns House in which Mr. Woodmansey then lived 
and the Town School House and did then let to him the Said 
Ground for his use and all the land backward from the street and 
the grounds of Henry Messinger, running behind the School House 
down along by the Burying place, being 67 feet broad at the upper 
end behind the School House and 60 feet broad at the lower end, 
next the ground of Henry Messinger, deceased. He, the said 
Cooke, paying quarterly to the Treasurer of the Town the Sum of 
Seven Shillings and Six pence in Merchantable good pay making 
Thirty Shillings p r . Annum to be paid forever. And whereas the 
selectmen, on the 28th of 6th mo. 1653, reduced the rate from 30 
shillings annually to 20 shillings, and the town did on Mch 8, 1724, 
vote to sell the small quit- rents : now for the sum of 30 paid by 
Elisha Cooke, it is agreed that the Said Cooke, His Heirs etc. be 
allowed possession of the aforesaid piece of Land free of any 
demand of Rent. Twenty- third day of February, 1725. 

Mess MARION, GUSHING & others 


Tay, Marion & others, Selectmen of the Town of Boston, Pur- 
suant to a vote of the Town at a Gen 11 . Town Meeting, on March 
8 th . 1724. impowred to sell the small perpetual Quitt Rents of the 
Town. And whereas the Ground whereon Jona n Jackson of Bos- 
ton lives, being situated at the Head of the Dock in Boston front- 
ing to Dock Square, which is one half of what the Town formerly 
granted to William Hanbury, stands subjected to a payment for- 
ever of 2s. 4d. as a Quitt Rent. 

Now, in consideration of 8. 17s. 9d. paid by Said Jackson to 
the Town Treasurer, He, His Heirs etc. are released from any 
claim which the Town may have had for Rent. 

By the Selectmen, 

March I 8t . 1725. 


Tay, Marion and others, select men of the Town of Boston re- 
lease John Dolbear, brazier, his Heirs etc. of all Quit Rent claim 
etc. for the ground whereon the Shop of said Dolbear stands, 
situate at the Head of the Dock, fronting to Dock Square, which 
is one half of what the Town granted William Hanbury. The 
rent was 5s. 4d. per annum; commuted for 8 17s. 9d. 

By the Select men, 

March 1 st . 1725. 



Indenture of Bargain and Sale, made and concluded Oct. 28 th . 
1669, between Usher, Lake and others, Select men of the Town of 
Boston, and John Woodmansey. Whereas many years since, the 
Town granted to Valentine Mill and partners a parcel of land for 
a wharf and dock, who sold same to Richard Hutchinson of 
London, ironmonger, and Thomas Clark of Boston, merchant, from 
whom William Hudson of Boston bought an interest, and by deed 
dated Mch 23rd, 1663, the latter sold to John Woodmansy his 
warehouse and wharf with a right to go with a cart through the 
land upon the wharf, from the street by the house then in the pos- 
session of Richard Stains. Now the said Usher and others, 
selectmen, confirm same for a quit-rent of 20 shillings in current 
silver, payable every 29th of September. 

And Men 1st, 1725, Isaiah Tay and others, selectmen, sell said 
small quit-rent, for 20, to John Borland. 


Indenture made 13 th day of June 1684, between Joy liffe, Ilutch- 
inson and others, selectmen of the Town of Boston, and Edward 
Shippen, upholder, one of the proprietors, as assignor of .the 
widow of Thomas Hull, of a parcel of Land or Flatts granted by 
the Town of Boston 29 th 9 mo 1641 to Valentine Hill & associates, 
for making a dock and wharf. And whereas the town afterwards 
granted said wharf and dock for the term of 80 years from the 
year 1646 : and whereas the town voted March 10,1683-4 that the 
selectmen might enlarge the highway on the east side of said dock, 
making compensation. Now therefore the said Select men grant to 
Edward Shippen and heirs, provided they pay 15s. annually to 
the Town, all that part of the wharf and land belonging to the 
town being on the east side of the dock, to the seaward, bounded 
north by land, wharf and flats of Eliakim Hutchiuson, west by the 
highway, south by land of Benjamin Davis, and east by the Cove, 
measuring in breadth by the highway, 54 feet 9 in., with a propor- 
tion of flats. 

. The above said Land released by the Selectmen, March 1 st . 
1725; Thomas Fitch, attorney to Mess. John Crouch & Sam u . 
Arnold of London, Assignees of Edward Shippen dece d , paying 
the Sum of Twenty-five pounds to the Town Treasurer. 

By MINOT, MARION, & others 

Select men. 


Indenture made 29 th of Sep*. 1691, between Joyse Hall of Bos- 
ton widow, Alexander Seers of Boston shipwright & Rebecca his 
wife daughter of said Joyse, on the one part and Thomas Winsor 

86 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

of Boston, mariner, on the other, conveying a parcell of Land 
situated near the Great Draw bridge in Conduit Street, Boston, on 
the payment of 100. The land was bounded north-west by Con- 
duit street, north by land of Joshua Winsor, south by land of 
Pilgrim Simpkins, and south-west by an alley leading from Conduit 
Street towards the mouth of Bendall's dock. It was 20 feet broad 
and forty feet long. With right of wharfage appertaining to any 
house on said land, upon the wharf 18 feet broad before Wiusor's 
land, formerly known as Leonard Buttolph's Wharf. Also their 
right in the Conduit in Conduit street, and in a 4 foot passage to 
be laid out on said land in the south-west. 

Aug. 16, 1694 Joshua Winsor, tailor, sold for 20 to his brother 
Thomus Winsor, one half his brick wall and 9 inches of land under 
same, adjoining the house of said T. W. 

The land released from claim of the Town by the Selectmen, 
March 1 st 1725, John Pirn, gunsmith, paying iato the Town 
Treasury 10. 7s. 9d. 


Indenture made 28th of Jan. 1660. between Cap*. William Davis, 
Lake and others, select men of the Town of Boston, and Cap*. 
J ames Johnson of Boston. A piece of Land was granted 23 d of 1 2 rao 
1656. to James Johnson upon payment of an annual Rent 4. 10s. 
It was all the waste land on the south side of the Creek by Mr. 
Winthrop's warehouse, and adjoining the land already let to Ben- 
jamin Ward. This grant was confirmed in 1659, 12 th of l mo . 

Jan. 28 th 1660, ten shillings were added to the rent. 

Feb. 25 th 1725 the land was released by the Selectmen, Daniel 
Oliver paying 183, into the Town Treasury. 


Indenture made June 17 th 1717 between Co 11 Sam 11 Brown of 
Salem and Sewall, Hutchinson and others, being a committee in 
charge of a certain Publick Stock of money for the use of a new 
Writing School. For the sum of 700 a Brick ware house was 
sold by Sum 11 Brown to Mess". Hutchinson, Sewall, in trust for 
the use of the School. 

Said land and wharf was near the Town Dock, in the present 
improvement of Peter Lucy, John Josline and others, bounded 
west or fronting on Merchants' Row, 22 ft. 9 in. ; south by ware- 
houses and land of Henry Deering ; east on wharf and shed of 
Andrew Belcher and Jonathan Belcher, 22 ft. 9 in. ; northerly (?) 
on a passage of 9 ft. wide, leading to Belcher's wharf ; being 68 
feet from front to rear. 

The comittee above named gave up warehouse, land etc. men- 
tioned in the deed, to Cushing, Baker and others, selectmen of the 
Town of Boston, May 13 th 1726. 



Indenture made March 11 th 1694 between John Eyre, Bromfeild 
and others, select men of Boston, and Rebecca, widow of Joshua 
Winsor, son of Robert Winsor. A piece of land was granted 
by the Selectmen to Rebecca Wiusor, she paying an Annual 
Rent, being where their house stands, butted on the north by the 
street leading to the Draw-bridge, east by land of John Hunt, 
south by the mouth of the Dock, and west by the land of Thomas 
Winsor, Pilgrim Simkins, &c. 

The Land, granted to Rebecca Winsor, released from all claim, 
May 8 th 1727, by Thatcher, Hunt, selectmen, to Samuel Bridgham 
shopkeeper, and Knight Leveret, goldsmith, they paying 7. 10s. 
to the Town Treasurer. 


Indenture of Lease made May 3 I st 1727, between John Baker, 
Prout and others, select men, and John Dolbear of Boston, brazier, 
of a piece of land where an old building lately stood, bounded in 
front, west, on Dock Square 32 ft. ; north, on Dolbear's shop 19 
ft. 9 in. ; on an angle into the dock upon said Dolbear 13 ft. 10 in. ; 
and from that angle on the Dock south east, 28 feet. Rent 20 
per annum for 21 years. 


Indenture made June 1 st 1727, between Baker, Prout and others, 
select men of Boston, by which a peice of Land is Let to Hubbard 
for a term of twenty-one years, he paying an annual Rent to the 
Town Treasurer. It was at the head of the Town Dock, bounded 
west on Dock Square ; north on a slip of town land between it and 
John Dolbear's land, measuring 22 feet in width on the front and 
extending back 40 ft. ; south and east, on town land. Leaving the 
street 36 feet wide at the upper end of the Sun Tavern, now in 
possession of Widow Mears, and 32J feet wide at the lower end 
of said Tavern. 

The sum of Thirty pounds deducted by the Town out of the 
Rent paid by Thomas Hubbard. Aug. 12 th 1728, by a separate 


Baker, Prout and others, select men of the Town of Boston, sell 
to Joshua Wroe and Jonathan Williams, executors of William Web- 
ster, shopkeeper, dec d , a peice of Land at the lower end of Sud- 
bury Street, in Boston, March 7 th 1727. Said land bounded south 
east on Sudbury street, 59 feet : north east on Mr. Burgess, 48 ft. : 
north west by the Mill Pond, 52 ft. south west on the highway or 
vacant land, 45 ft. 



[The following papers are taken from the files preserved at the 
office of the Overseers of the Poor, from which collection our 
First Report was compiled. W. H. W.] 

A List of the Names of all the males above 16 years of Age 
Taken in Major Townsends Camp August 




Benj. Alfords 
Js : Addington 


W m Badger 
Isaac Biscan 
John Briggs 
Gabriel Bernon 
Jos : Belknap sen r 

Ditto Jun r 

John Brockhurst 
And r Belcher 
Rich : Browne 
W m Bayley 


Geo Clearke 
Nath 11 Coney 
D r Chickley 
James Cornish 
John Chadwick 
Serjent Cole 
Andrew Conningham 
Ezekiel Chivers 
Doctor Cooke 
Sara 11 Clarke n 8 
Tho : Coxe 
Timothy Conningham 
Rich Conniers 
Sam 11 Clowe 
Rich Christopher 
])unkin Camholl 
fVe schoolmaster 
Nath 11 Shannon 

1 - 



Benj : Davis 

Seth Doight 
Addington Davenport 
Jeremiah Dumer 
Moses Dejatts 


John Eyres 
Obadiah Emons sen r 
Ditto Jun r 

Capt Fairweather 
Benj Fitch 
W m Ford 
Tho : Fitch 
Andrew : Fanneuil 
Rober 4 Fitchyou 


Sam u Gaskil 
John George 
Edw Gillings 
Edw : Gouge 
Gyles Goddart 
James Gouge 


John Hubbert 
Tho : Haies 
Walter Hungerford 
W m Hill 

Ambros Hunnywell 
Turrence [Hen] ly 
Jacob [Hal will?] 















John Ranger 

M r chant Jackson 

Gamaliel Rogers 

James Jarvis 

Jonathan Jackson 


Benj : Johnson 
Job : Ingram 

. 1 

Ephraim Savige 
Ciprian Southwark 

. 1 

Henry Sherlowe 

. 1 


Tho : Savige 

Cap* Legg 

. 1 

Jos : Sweetser 

Tho Linthorne 

Epaphras Shrimpton 


Simeon Stoddar 

Fran. Morse 

Robert Sanders 

Arthur Masson 

. 2 


Fran. Smith 

Tho : Messenger 

. 1 

W m Sutton 

Simeon Messenger 

Sam 11 Meeres 




Florence Micarta 


James Townsend 

Tho: Marshall 

. 3 


Fran. Thrasher 

. 2 

Nicho : Morecock 

John Tulley 



W m Tedman 

Jabes Negus 

James Taylor 

. 1 

Jos : Tery 


Sam 11 Oper 


Andrew Veech 


Widdo : Pembertons, 

. 2 


John Phillips 

John Wiat 

Jos : Parsons 

Rich : Wilkins 

M r Parris 

. 1 

Joshua Wells 

Geo : Pordage 

. 1 

Joseph Williams 

Mich 11 Perrie 

. 1 

John [These 

Sam 11 Phillips 

B names 

Edw : Porter 

Jo here 

J torn off] 


Richard White 

W m Ridgel 

John Ruggles 


Jos : Russell 

. 1 

John Osborne 

John Rolston 

. 1 

John Vallentine 



[The following lists of Abatements seem to refer to the year 
1700. One or two are undated, and may therefore belong in 1702, 
for which year a few lists remain and are printed herewith. The 
value of these scraps consists in the evidence afforded of the per- 
sons then resident in Boston, and especially of that class of tran- 
sient inhabitants not recorded on our volumes of deeds or wills. 


[List No. 1, endorsed, " CONSTABLE BENJ A FITCH, his abatem^."] 

W m Brown. 
Mary Bosse 
Jn Barry 
Wid Chaffin 
Jn. Coleworthy 
Eliz*. Cornish 
Jn. Clampit 
Jn. Due 
Naomi Conyers 
Wid. Dickerson 
Jn Giles 
W m . Heppe 
Tho: Higgins 
Eliz a . Jones 
Deb. King 
Wid. King 
Mary Lowder 
Mary Lyon 
Wid. Mathews 
Rich d Merrit 
Wid. Mackcloghan 
Bathuel Mills 
Eliez. Marshal 
Lid : & Geo. Negro 
Seth: Perry 
Jn. Pirn 
Tho: Pike 
Edw. Peggy- 
Mary Perrin 
Geo. Pain 
Eliz. Robbins 
Jos: Stacker 
Eliz. Stebbins 
Wid. Streeker 

0. 10. 


Peter Salmon 

0. 0. 


Mary Stephens 

0. 0. 


Marg a Stephens 



Rob 1 . Wright 

0. 0. 


Wid: Wright 





0. 6. 


0. 0. 


Dan : Barnedo 

0. 0. 


Edw*. Hunt : 

0. 16. 


Abra : Jones 

0. 0. 


Henry Kelsy 



Jn. Tuckerman 



Henr. Bridgham 

0. 0. 


Over Cast in y list 

0. 0. 


Jn Marshal 

0. 1. 


Geo : Purham 



Rob*. Scire 



Nath: Wilmot 



m r Wright 

0. 00. 


Tho: Ellen 



Jn. Whathevr 



Rob*. Rogers 

0. 0. 


0. 6. 


0. 0. 


Edw: Phillips 

0. 0. 


on the other side 

0. 0. 


0. 0. 




Tho: Ellen 

0. 1. 


Jn Whathew 

0. 5. 


0. 1. 


Rob* Rogers. 

0. 0. 


sh d 
5. 11 
0. 8 
1 . 
2. 10 

4 . 18 . 10 

00 . 11 . 00 

00 . 12 . 00 
00 . 07 . 00 
00 . 09 . 00 
00 . 06 . 09 
00 . 13 . 00 
02 . 09 . 00 
00 . 15 . 00 
00 . 07 . 00 
00 . 09 . 00 
00 . 09 . 00 
00 . 09 . 00 
00 . 11 . 07 
00 . 08 . 05 
00 . 07 . 00 

09 : 03 . 09 

00 : 00 . 05 

4: 18 . 10 

14,, 3,, 


[List No. 2, endorsed, U BENJ FITCH HIS LIST OF ABATEM T ."] 

A ceo' of such Persons as were Rated In 

my Lists that I Cannot get In s d 

Ambrose Hunnywell by reason of his") 

wife her sickness, and his being out > - 12 
of I m ploy j 

: 10 9 John Mullberry Extream poor & Lame - 10 - 9 
060 Nathaniel Reynolds gone to New Bris- ) n fi n 

soil and Left his family j 

Thomas Wybourne sickly and out of j n /> n 

Imploy [ 

Abraham Nichols being sick cannot ) Q _ 5 Q 

maintain himself J 

0-6-0 Joseph Days 0-6-0 

Phillip Dellorick 0-6-0 

Edward Geland poor and out of Imploy 0-5-0 
Timothy Mackhue - 10 - 1 

0-4-0 W m Morro saith hath made his Appli- ") 
cation to the Select men and y* they | 
promised to abate him by reason of J- 0-10- 
his being wounded In service of y e | 
0-7-0 John Price y* Lodges at Samuel Smith ~) 

his house Ran away to Jamaica In v - 07 - 
his Landlords Debt ) 

3 - 3-10 Cap* John Balston for his Ship w ch you 1 _ o _ 10 
promised to abate me j 

4-17- 7 7- 7- 8 



[List No. 3, endorsed " CONSTABLE FITCH HIS 2 D LIST OF 

Ambrose Honiwel 
W m . Hayden 
Rob 1 . Mason 
Fran : Alexander 
Joseph Phillips 
Ebenezer Luscomb 
W m . Mathews- 
Cap 4 . Paxton 
Nath : Reynolds 
Eleazer Starr 
Tho: Wyborn 
W m . Dinsdale Serf" 
Bohama H 
Thos Rue 
'Tho Pike 
Sam". Hall 
Joseph Dinsdel 
Jonath : Balsto 
David Croutch 
; Due 


r sh 


wel 00 12 


Obad: Due 

00 15 


Jn. Dinsdel 

00 12 


Jos: Day 

er 00 10 


W m . Fisher. Jun r 

00 19 


Rich d . Flood 

:omb 00 10 


Edw<*. Geland 

00 : 07 . 


Ephraim Hall 

00 : 07 . 


Jos : Lowel abated 

s 00: 10: 


Jn Kempthorn 

00 :. 04 : 


Jn Nichols 

00: 03 . 


W m . Fisher 

Sen r 00 : 09 . 

Jos : Lowel Jun r 

hreys 00: 06: 

W. Morto 

00 : 07 . 

Rob 4 . Noaks 

00 : 09 . 

Eliz a Pasco 

00: 10. 


James Penniman 

1 00 : 13 . 


Eliz a Whetcomb 

m Jun : 00 : 1 1 . 


David Gwin 

00 . 07 . 


00: 10. 



00 : 10 . 09 

00 : 02 : 05 
00 : 08 . 11 
00: 12 . 05 
00 . 05 . 00 
00 . 05 . 00 
00 . 13 . 03 
00 : 08 . 00 
00 : 19 . 03 
00 . 07 . 00 
00 . 14 : 00 
00 : 06 . 03 
00: 03: 03 
00 : 1 1 . 03 
00 : 07 . 01 
00: 13 . 11 
00 : 08 . 00 
00: 10: 00 

17 12,,09 



March 5 th 1700 


Widdow Bass 
Thomas Boomer 
John Barns 

Will m Crichfield 
Jacob Clay 
Elisba Dubellday 
Larince Drisco 
Widdow Davenport 

Nathan 11 Freeman 

Harison Groose 
Isacke Goose 
Maria Gare 
M r Grom 

John Hillton 
Joseph Hilliard 
widdow Irland 
David Jones 

Cornealis Larience 
*Henrey mountford 
Francis marshall 

mat hew Poole 
Tim Purbank 
John Phips 
Thomas Rowe 
Barnibas Ridley 
Thomas Thornton 
Cornealus Thompson 
Joseph Torrey 
John Tucker 

Benjmin Win [or Vrin] 
Larince White 
John wait 
Nathan 11 wittacns 
Vincent Williams 


















































































Abate 2 - 

1,, - 

5 ,, 5 

3,, 7 

5,, 6 

[3,, 6 
5,, 2 


5 ,,11 
12,, 11 

2,, 5 
2,, 5 

Abated 4 19 ,, 9 

[Endorsed, " Constable W M CLARK abatements 

no note yet past for it."] 

* This name marked out In original paper. 



[List No. 5, endorsed, "CONSTABLE WM. CLARK, 2 D & 3 D LISTS."] 
" A list for abatements in y Spring rates of poor and Indegent people." 

Mary Battery X ,,,,,, 6 

Widdow Creige X ,, ,, 7 

Widdow Cannon X 1 ,, 

Richard Collier . X 10 

*Widdow Dennis X 1 ,, 

*David Faulkner ,, 7 

Furber ,,,,,, 5 

Hannah Gallup X ,,,,,, 5 

Mary Honniwell X ,, 7 

3 01 

Widdow Hudson X ,, ,, 7 

Widdow Jarvis X ,, ,, 1 ,, 

Mehittabel Kean X ,, ,, 2 

Kate Negro X , ,, ,, 5 

Tamsine Kent X , ,, ,, 7 

Widdow ladd X , ,, ,, 7 

Widdow Lattaney X , ,, ,, 4 

Abigail Langly X , ,, ,, 4 

Widdow Mares X , ,, ,, 5 

Judeth Marchant X , ,, ,, 2 

Widdow Nevill X , ,, 7 

Nath 1 Parkman X , 10 

Widdow Poawling X , ,, ,, 07 

Tho Ruie X , ,, 8 

Widdow read X , ,, ., 10 . ,, 8 ,, 1 

Margaret Sweetman . . . , . X ,,,,,, 7 

Widdow Sleig . . . . . . X ,, 1 3 

Margaret Tueil X ,, ,, 5 

Widdow Walters X 5 

Widdow Weeden X 10 

Mr. John white X,,,,7,,3 . 10 9 

Of the Same . . . "l"i:ll 

Henry Dawson X .... 5 , 11 

Isaic Goose dead X .4,,, 

*Francis Marshal 0,0 

Mr. Pettington X 5,6 

*William Critchfield 24 

Lawrence White X .5,8 




" A list for abatements of Fall rates." 

* William Critchfield 4 

Goose dead X ,, 7 ,, 

m* Pittington X 13 

*m r . John White ,, 6 

*Widdow Ireland 1 ,, 4 

Mathew Poole , 08 : 3 

MathewPoole X ,, , 7,,6 

*Elijah Dubbleday , 19 

Widdow Nath Parkman . . . .X 10 

David Vauighn X , 10 ,, 6 

*Tho : Russel at Daveys . . . . , 7 

Tamasin Skinner 0.3.0 






7. 6 

10 . 6 


* A line through these names in the original. 

" 3d List of Abatements " 

W m . Critchfield 0.7.1 

Walter Ferryman 0.2.5 

Jno. Ireland 6/ 0.6.0 

Harrison Gross . 0.9.8 

Rich d . Negro 0.2.4 

Coffe Negro . . . . 2 . 10 

Elijah Dubbleday . 9 . 00 

Tlio : Thornton 0.9. 00 

Vincent W . . . 0.5.3 

a . is . 7 

96 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

[List No. 6, endorsed " CONSTABLE W* WELSTED 

List of abatements."] 

Of first Lists, viz*. 

xRich d Brooks p Order ,, 1 1 

X James Barnes went to Sea, unawares to me ,, 7 ,, 10 

xRob 4 : Davis extream poor ,,6,, - 

xEliz a Edwards D. 3 2 

X John Gorge D. 4 ,, 11 

work Tho : Monsall D. 5 3 

X John Lowrell mistake ,, 3 ,, 9 

X Sarah Murravin ,, - ,, 4 

X Widow Orris poverty ,, 2 1 

xRich d Ricraft ,,-,,4 

xMark Round -,,-,, 5 

X Negro Tom aged & poor ,, 2 5 

xMathew Waters Negro. Ditto 2 5 


Zech: Adams gone ,, 5 ,, - 

work Edward Ball extream poor 5 ,, - 

xEliz a : Edwards not to be found ,, 5 ,, 6 

xJn: Gorge. 4 3 

Rignall Grenian removed to y c fr. Town 1 ,, 9 - 

XMary Mayne. poverty ,, 5 ,, 

Joshua Peacock gone ,, 7 ,, 

XJon a : Simpson serv* to Jon*. Wardell ,, 2 - 

Elihu Wardell long Since return d to 

Ipswich whence he came, 7 ,, - 

X Jos : Roy all one Poll too much ,, 3 ,, - 

Edw d Lillie gone 
X Samuel Baker gone Watch Rate 

4 ,,4 ,,3 

X abated 3 1 6 


[" List No. 7 endorsed, " Constable Welsteed, 2 d List of abatemV] 
" It may be reasonable to Abate of Lists N. 3." 

- 5-0 Edw d Ball, A Seaman, haveing had long ) . 

lUness & verry poor j ' 

- 9-6 Joseph Shaw haveing been long 111 & ) 

disenabled from wor&e, so apropper V ,, 9 ,, 6 

Object of Charity ) 

- 7-0 Elihu Wardell dwells at Ipswitch 7 - 

0-5-3 Tho : Monsall Aged, & not a Setled \ f _ q 

inhabitant ) " " 

- 2-0 Widow Hall, has not paid her Watch ] 

Rate & earnestly pleads for abatem*. [ . 

Supposeing herself e over vallued in j " " 

psonall Estate J 

1 - 4-0 Edm d . Dolbear, Aged & poor, his Rates \ 

Amo* : to 24. propably upon reas- | 

2 . 12 . 9 suming y e Consideration of his Cir- V 1 4 - 

cumstances, reason may be seen for 

2 14 9 



[List No. 8 endorsed "W M . MANS BILL OP ABATEM. 1700."] 
" A List of Sundry Poor as Cannot pay " 

Tho Burroughs Tax 
provence Tax 






Feater Dearelove Tax 





Jn Earle Tax 
provence Tax 





Henry Ingram Tax 
provence Tax 






Wd Matson Tax 





Ralph perkins provence 
Town Tax 






Wd Fay tax 



>1 - 


Martha Wells 



01 - 


Capt. Coy provence Tax 
Town Tax 
Richard man : 
Cap*. James Smith 3/ : 
Jos : Dolbear : 
Rob* Hannah 

abated 6/- 
abated 3/ 

00 : 
00 : 
00 : 

03 : 
06 : 
05 : 


Seth Smith 

abated 3/ 

5 . 

15 : 
3 . 


5 . 18 : 02 





Hanah Collier 
Wid Addams 
Wid? Booden 
Abigal Buford 
Seth Culliver 
Sam 11 Dyer 
Daniel Fare 
Wid Feathergill 
Wid? Hewell 
Deborah Keen 
Silvister Merriset 
John Marshall 
John Plasted 
Wid Squire 
Wid? Straton 
Henry Thompson 
Wid Trout 
Joseph Burke & MI 
John Butler Junf 
W m Ad kins 
Edward Beck ford 
John Beers at G 
David Buckland 
Stephen Cross 
Thomas Cook 
Sain Coats 
Charles Demerit 
John Downing 
Sam 11 Emms 
Jer Fenwick 
Tho 8 Hudson 
Elias Zoaring 
Parrigan White 
W m Johnson 
John Lane 
Wid Lee 
W m Munt 
Mich 1 ! Martin 
John Magoon 
Alex* Prindle 
John Shine 
Clement Sumner 
John Shosmith 
John Stephens 
Cap* Thomas 
Moses Stockney 
John Tapper 
Daniel Travis 























































5 1 





















5 5 













































5 5 



>ther abated 









1 ^ 




1 tJ 





5 5 




2 : 


at Pells abated 






7 - 




i A 

I IL/v_ o 



5 ) 

A \J 




5 5 


5 5 



1 -! 




1 O 


at Stratons 







5 1 











3 . 












8 . 








2 . 









4 . 








11 : 
























































9 : 



















1 1 




5 1 




15 : 




1 1 








1 1 

1 1 


5 5 


100 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Ephra Linsford : work ,, ,, 12 ,, 5 

W m Parham work ,, ,, 11 6 . 5 . 6 

John Oliver work ,, ,, 15 ,, 3 

ISeth Gulliver abated ,,0,, 05,, 4 0. 5. 4 

JosrParram 08 6 0.8 6 

Rich*! Knight ,, ,, 04 ,, = . 4 . 2 

[List No. 10, endorsed " CONSTABLE DOWDING'S 2 D LIST, OF 

Joseph Burke X 

06 = 



Stephen French 

1 08 11 

poll ,, 



John Marshall 

X - X 13 11 




Moses Stickney 

X X ,, 11 ,, 5 




John Tapper 

X 7 ,, 2 




Daniel Travis 

0,, 8 = 



Thomas Barnard 

,, 4 = 



George Burrell 




E'iward Bickford 

,, 7 ,, = allowed before 0. 


/ohn Beers 

,, 10 = 



Thomas Coot 

0,, 2,, 6 




Jain 8 Coats 

)) 5 ,, = 



Charles Demeret 

0,, 2,, 3 




John Downing 

13 = 



Roger Earle 

0,, 9 = 



Wid Ernes 

0,, 15 = 



Eph a : Linsford 




W m Munt 

13 6 

John Moore 

0,, 7,,= 

John Pitts 

0,, 9 6 




John Shosmith 

0,, 7,,= 



Jn Stephens 

,, 9 = 



Parragin White 

13 = 



Josiah Williams 

0,, 8,, = 






Abated James 

Studson as qp noat und r 




hand of W m 

Griggs dated March : 6 th 

> u . 






23 d 1701 
Abated Constable Dowding viz* 

of George Burrells rates 10-02-0 
William Mount 0-13-6 

Rob* Smith - 5-0 


















































X X 



o oo 
































Town Tax 







1 Ii 






































Personall Estates 




o o 



o o 











































f rH 























co co 




















John Garratt . . 

Jonathan Hervy 

John Hooper . . 
Joseph Merrifeld 

Thomas Nichols 

John Simons . . 

Robert Shelstone 

Nathanil Wethcrb 

JamuG Wiborn . 

Edward Watkins 

John Farnum . 

William Cleraans 

James Farris . . 

John Leach . . 

Robert Shelstone 

Edward Watkins 






Abated Totall 




|| | 

O O O O 00 O 
eo OJ TJ os t- 
000 00 



W <* d <N eo ** <N 

Town Tax 


eo eo i-i rH o o o 


tO 00 




3 000 

s = = || 

O W I- (N O O <N 





1 1 s ' 1 s : 
I 1 i i 1 1 1 jl 

QC| ^ Q fig 

E < : 18 3 <3 1 





r 3 



* s 

O O <M 




1 1 



o o 


s s 

o eo 




<N CO 



X X 


2 work 





<N (M 








o o 


o o 


o o 

Billings Constable 

Personall Estat 




o <* 2 


O O 1-1 







8 8 


8 8 


Per Joseph 



X " " " 







1 li 






II li 

o o 




o eo ec 



eo o 
X X 


eo o 


Wido. Cheever 
Mathew Carey 
Capt Dovorin 

John Dovorin 

John a- Hall . 
Tho. Nichols 

Natha Wetherl 
William Wallis 


1 I 

E" o 

r^ CO* 



! 13 


*9eoO'>oot-eoooco o-^io o oo o o r-i 


I* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1! 




<nc* eo eo o o <OOO<NC*<NOOOC*<MO<M 

Personall Estat 

M * Jj 

II 1 

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ii ii ii ii ii ii i TI i ii i ii ii ii ii ii 






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&&3^is64a&S44gS& 1 2iail4 



[A.D. 1702.] 


" 1702 Abated. CONSTABLE JN. CLOUGH $> ord rt 

sh d 

Aug. 31". 200 

John Bennet 060 

ffrancis Bduuo 066 

Phillip Cooper 059 

Moses Eyre 060 

M r Harrison 12 

Jn. Gavott 026 

Peter Meuis 080 

Windsor Sandy 10 6 

Widdow Moss 036 

Thomas Wright 066 

Henry Wilson 060 

Lodowick Dowse 030 

5. 16. 3 





"ap rl . 27 th . 1702 

A List of persons 

which have not p d 


In Cap tn : James hill Company 


Nathan 11 Dow 


obadiah Dow 


phillop Dullarok 

13 3 

Edward Duddale 


not founde 

Thomas Eaton 


nathan 11 : Eamons 

5 6 

Debra Franklin 

1 6 

Joseph gigins 


not found 

John Langley 

9 6 

not found 

thomas Larkin 


william means 

3 6 

not founde 

henery neale 


Daniell noyce 


John price 


gone to Jamaica 

Edward pegge 


John Tucker 


Joseph Wheeler 


by orders for abatements 3 3 3 



[On the reverse.] 

01 12 : Sam 11 Smith 

3,, 3 Jn: Mulbery 

7 Tho: Dinsdale 

3 : Thos Beetle 

9 : John Williams 

9 3 John Kelton 

7 9 Henry Day 

3 Lawrence Brown 

9 cap 4 Budg 

3: 3: 3 

2. 19 

6 4 6 


s. d. 

To monye Reed . . . 2 ,, 02 ,, 
CR = by abatements 
by A ba l due : 
&c you are to 
when you 

0. 3. 3 

0. 9. 

0. 4. 

0. 5 6 

1 6 

0. 8. 

0. 9. 6 

0. 5. 

0. 3. 6 

0. 6. 

0. 8. 

0. 4. 

0. 9. 

UeillH t , , U 

due: ) 


04 ,, 00 

BOSTON Febru a . 24 th . 1700 

To Constable Davis, Eras-man Drue is abated for two polls six 

p Order the Selectmen 

W M GRIGGS Town Cler 

To Constable Joseph Davis of muddiriver, the Select men have 
abated John Ellis Nine Shillings of his rate 

Attest W? GRIGGS Town Cler 
Dated m & Boston 
DecenT. 30 th . 1700 





0: 7. 



0. 1. 



Rich* Barnard 

John Bomer 
Josiah Baker 

Edward Bellcher 

Will Critchfeald 
6 Will 1 " Chamlett 
Francis Crew 
Thomas Caiott 
Lawrance Drisco 
6 Susana Dennis 

John Guy nott found 
6 Thomas Goodale 

M r f Geare 
6 John Hill ton 

Natt Hogsdon not found 

James Joans 

Griffin Joans Lanne 

Robert More not beene *) 
home this 2 years j 

8. <L 


7 9 



Gon out of town before 


y e list Came out 

5 6 




2 6 


6 6 


4 6 




7 6 

3: 30 

m Davis 0: 11: 


F r Hudson 0:6: 

John Paine 5 

Joseph Simpson Gon ) 

to wells jlO 

M r Silva Portogall not \ 

found j 12 

7 John Sharp 7 

John Waite 5 

3 Vincent Williams 3 

John write not found 4 6 

6 Rich d Read not found 6 

3. abated. Mar. 2. 170 : 8-19-9 
Zachary Long over Rated 

4: 00: 

f erri man 

108 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

SEP T . 2 P . 1702. 

John Bomer 00 : 07 . 09 

Josiah Baker 00 : 04 . 00 

Edw d Collins 00 : 04 . 00 

Satn 11 . Engs 00: 16 . 00 

M r8 . Gear 00 : 03 . 00 

John Hilton 00 : 00 . 00 

James Joans 00 : 06 . 00 

Griffin Jones 00 : 07 . 06 

Rob 1 . More 00: 11 . 00 

John Wait 00 : 05 . 00 

3 . 04 : 03 



these persons were in iny first list and have not payd these sums 

for the rasons here under writen. 

william anscornb payd in mr dowdens list 2 

*" John burnard gon to sea 13 6 

thomas brown gon before I had the list 4 

John carr gon before I had the list 2 

John champlin old and pore 2 

obadiah emonds you abated 5 3 

John otis pore 1 

richerd Jenkens gon to sea before I had the list 4 

widow liscom pore 4 

Johanah linsey very pore 7 

shely ? liscon very pore 4 

James low at mr fichs hous pore 2 

\vido pore very pore in dide 5 

maiy role ran a way to rode Island 2 

francis smith very pore and not well 5 8 

merce shore pore 7 

mary taylor pore 5 

wido hueins pore 1 3 

richerd conners over rated for one head 2 

mr pecock for one head and had none rateabel 

2 7 6 



februarj^ the 23 1 70j rates that I cannot get allowed viz* 

2 John allin 020 

9 6 John chadwck 96 

william ciswick 7 

10 thomas davis 10 

11 9 george long drownded 11 9 

17 1 James maoksfild 17 1 

o 6 thomas morset 6 

7 mrs wate Juner 7 

06-0 John Williams 060 

2-0 James gipson 020 

02 - samuwill Bishop 2 

3_13_4 4_ o 4 

abated 50/ 70 

3 _ 13 _ 4 

2 6 10 
[On the reverse.] 

Constb le Gooch his List Constbie Gooob LV 
of Abatem* M r Shippins rats 1 6 

Allow* 50 / Jos : Merryfeild 0. 6. 

1. 6. 6 

110 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 



these persons were in my second list and have not payd these 
sums for the reasons here under writen 

X John funill gon to sea before I had th e list 10 

X mr prat at mr pecocks dito 15 

X mr Oliver at mr pecocks dito 15 

X heniry Gibes - dito 090 

X richard Jcnkens at moses dito 050 

X John valintine gon to sea 1 

X John hammet ran away 7 

X philip rolens gon to sea 3 

obadiah emons you abater! his woke 8 

James townsend you abated 8 

w m boson pore and I can get nothing of him 070 

John briggs dead and was pore when liveing 080 

John briger will not pay 10 

thomas davis taburn ceper very poor 1 20 

Joseph manifild I cannot find 8 6 

thomas morset old and pore 05 6 

moses pearse not to be found by me 5 

John rolens pore and saith he cannot pay 07 

return wait gon to and not payd 000 

John williams very pore 09 6 

Jacob williams pore 9 26 

mycel pary }*ou abated 00 4 


9 12 6 

Jarimyah bomstrit you abated 3 

Jn Allen abated 03. 


12. 6. 





Humbly Sheweth. 

That they are a Hamlet of Boston, have been latety Setled there, 
and sometime since in the year. 1(586. being grown to a good num- 
ber of Inhabitants, represented to the Government then in being 
praying to be acquitted from paying Dutys and Taxes to the Town 
of Boston ; being then willing to bear their own publick Charges 
of Bridges Highways' and poor, and were accordingly then released 
and Ordered to maintain a reading and writing Schoole as the Order 
annexed will show ; which accordingly we have ever since done ; 
And now further humbly pray that being grown to a greater num- 
ber of good Setled Inhabitants we may be allowed a separate 
Village, to have Select men and all other rights belonging to a 
Township ; which may further Encourage us as we are able to 
settle a Minister and other benefits amongst us. 
And we shall ever pray & a . 

Read in Council, Sitting the General 
Assembly June. 17 th . 1704. 

That the Select men of Boston 
have a Copy of this Petition, and 
be heard thereon at the next Ses- 
sion of this Court. 

Copy Examin d 


Sam 1 Sewall jun r . 
Thomas Stedman sen'. 
Thomas Gardner sen r . 
Joseph White 
Benj a White 
John Winchester Sen r . 
Samuel Aspinwall 
Josiah Winchester 

Roger Adams 
Samuel Aspinwall 
Eliezur Aspinwall 
John Ackers jun r 
William Ackers 
Joseph Adams 
George Bearstow 
Peter Bilestone 
Samuell Clark 
Abram Chamberline 
Joshua Child 
John Devotian 
Edward Devotian 
John Druce 
Joseph Davise 
Erasmus Drew 

Eben r Dunton 1 

2 John Ellise 1 

2 Widd Gates 2 

1 Josh Gardners Widd 1 

1 L* Thorn 8 Gardener 3 

1 Joseph Gardener 1 

1 Thomas Gardener jun* 1 

2 Amos Gates , 1 
2 Caleb Gardener 1 
1 Nathan 11 Holland 1 

1 Timothy Harrise 1 

2 Daniell Harrise 1 
1 Robert Harrise 1 
1 John Kendrick 1 
1 William Leason 1 
1 William Morean 2 

112 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Soloman Phipa 3 Henry Winchester 1 

Thomas Stedman 2 Benj a White 1 

Thomas Stedman jua* 1 John Winchister 3 

William Sharp 1 John Winchister jun* 1 

Joshua Stedman 1 Joseph White 2 

John Sever 1 Thorn 8 Woodward 1 

James Shead 1 Josiah Winchester 2 

Ralph Shepherd 1 Benjamen White jun r 1 

Samuell Sewall 1 Josiah Winchester jun' 1 

A true Coppie of the names of Such of the Inhabit* 8 of the 
District of Muddy River who were (by the Selectmen of Boston) 
Rated in the Province Tax Ann : 1 704 

Attest JOSEPH PROUT Town Clerk. 




That all and every Such Sum or Sumes of money Goods or other 
Estate w ch at any time here to fore or that Shall at any time here- 
after be received into the Treasury of this Town, either as fines by 
Law Appropriated from Setting the poor at worke, or by Bequests 
or Donations of any persons with intent that Such Estate by them 
given be perpetuated for the benefit of the poor. 

All and every Such Sum Shall be Kept as a Stock Intire for 
that use & Service & no other and in case of any Loss or imbez- 
zelment of any part thereof, the Same Shall from time to time be 
made up and Supplyed at the Town charge, 

And that the Overseers of the poor or the Town Treasurer Shall, 
at the Publick Town Meeting in the moneth of March yearly and 
every year hereafter, render, a faire acco* of Such Stock, and the 
improvement thereof, and also of the names of Such persons as 
have contributed thereunto w th the respective Sumes by them given. 

And in case that at any time hereafter it Shall so happen that 
the Said Stock Shall be wasted Imbezled or lessened contrary to 
the true intent and meaning hereof, and that complaint thereof 
being made unto the Select men for the time being by any of the 
persons who have given any Sum thereunto, and that the Town do 
neglect to Supply and make good the S d Stock within Six moneth 
after Such Complaint as aforesaid Shall be made. That then and 
from thence forth it Shall and may be lawf ull for any person have- 
ing freely given in Addition to the S d Stock for the ends aforesaid, 
their Heirs Executors adm" or next of Kind, to demand and re- 
ceive out of the Town Treasury, Such Sum or Sumes by them or 
their predisessors so Driven and by the Town neglected to be so 


Pursuant to the direction of the Law, The Select men of the 
Town of Boston do hereby make the following return to ther 
Maj ties Justices of the Court of Gen 11 Sessions of the Peace for the 
County of Suffolk holden at Boston by Adjournmen* the 28 th day 
of Aprill 1707 of the names of persons obtrudeing themselves 
into Said Town. Viz 1 

Warner Nicholas Warner Aged above eighty years haveing 
been formerly since his coming to Town warned to depart out 
of this Town by m r James Maxwell by order of the Select 
men. he the s d Warner being present w th the s d Select men the 
24 th day of Feb ry 1706' 7 he saves that he came into s d Town 
some time in Augst Last, From a Tract of Land of his not 
belonging to any Township lieing beyond the Town of 
Maiibo rough. 

Warrow Silvanus Warrow a Mollato man being a Lame Cripple 
being present w* the Select men Feb ry 24 th : 1706 J 7 Sayes he 
Served Apprentice w th m r Budg of New Bristoll, and that he 
came from thence into this Town in the begining of Last 
novemb r , the S d Select men do now warn him to depart out 
of this Town. 
Selectmen of Boston return of y* names of psons Obtruding 

y m selves into S d Town. 1707 



[The following very valuable return, made in 1707, explains 
itself. By reference to the table at the end it seems that W stands 
for " Widow," and that these are numbered in turn, though with one 
or two apparent errors. P stands for "Poor." The first column 
of course is a repetition of the initial of the surname. There are 
some notes which appear to be in short-hand, and these I have 
marked with an asterisk. One leaf, or pages 3 and 4, is unfortu- 
nately lost. W. H. W.] 

No 2: Anno: 1707 June 26 




Landlords P. 1 




10. 0. 
4. 0. 
22. 0. 
5. 0. 
4. 0. 
5. 0. 
3. 0. 
6. 0. 

I Pearce 

J Widow Henlys 

) Jno Tucker* 
Jno Goff 
iMr Gee 

> Jona. Farauni 
Eldr Cop 

Mrs Wadlin 

Deacon Barnard 
DO & mr Atwood 
i lodges at Mrs More* 





W Maj Winthrop 

B Grace Bowden W. P (1) 

Adams W P. (2) 


G Jno Goff Junr Shop 4.10 houseSO/ 



8 Timo. Slocum on board gaily . . . 

F Jona. Farnum. Junr. jornman at 

G Joshua Gee Junr at Sea 
M Ann More W (3) 

3: 0: 
8. 0. 

6. 0. . 
3. 0. 
1. 0. 

F Susa. Farnum. W. P (4) 
W Eliza. Wadlan W (5) 
J Joseph Jewell Miller 
C Mathias Cowdre Shop 



C Sarah Co , W (6) 

L RoW Long on bord Rd Foster . . 
W Wm White on bord Deptford . . 


109. 0. 



No 2 : Anno : 1707 Jane 26 




Landlords P. 2. 




B Mr. Broughtons Daughters .... 
8 Jno Stride . 


3 10 

| broughtons Daughter* 
Capt Hunts 



M North Grist Mills & ware house . . 
C Elder Copp house warehouse & shop 
H Ephra Ilunt Smiths Shop .... 
G Joshua Gee past" on hill Ship yard 


40 ys/ 
20 . . 

Hutchinson &o 

Mr Geea 

C Francis Carwithee W. P. (7) . . . 
A Jno \lkin alias Orkin .... 







j Wido Wadlins 

P Augustus. Pennyman bord Gaily . 
C Mary Colson W. (8) 


10 n 

V Ob a Reed 

R Oba. Reed Junr on bord capt Alden 
J Banna Joles W. (9) 



v-Mrs Joles 

coming k 7 
M Robt. Myers at Sea 




D Jno. Durrell . . 



| Sam. bood 

8 Rd. Sherrin. house & pasture . . . 


21 . . 
4 10 


G Grove at Sea 
G Jon* Getchell ......... 



Sam. Whit well 



I Mary Inlish W. P. (10) 




8 Jane Smith W. P. (11) 



llnglish Estate To both 







NO 2 : Anno : 1707 Jnne 26 





Landlords f5.] 




fr Vialle 

F Jno Foster Esqr Still-houses & Wks 





} Mr Foster 

H Edwd Ilutchinson going to Reaches 




G Grandee Free negro .... 


at Mr Foster 





K Jane Kine W 29 


6 10 


G Sarah Guill W 30 


) old mrs Kine 





J Mary Jones husband** 


m 9 


J" Pitta 

BC Benmoor & Wm Champney at Sea 


O Jno Overton at Sea . . ; 


. . 


D Ehenr Dennis Exped chambr . . 






[ S. Martyn 

M Susanna Martyn W. P. . ..... 

. . J 


i Mrs. Reach's negro wo at Mrs. GUIs to be sent to her mistrist. 












1 1 

2 2 
1 1 


2 5 
2 5 

3 10 
1 10 


Wido Peircea 
} Wido Peircea 

| Robies 

Mr Gibbt 

Robt Howard . . .... 

Eliza. Fethergaile W. P. (32) ... 


Joseph Russell 1 Son going to 

Joseph Russell Shop 

Jno White going in Sunderlin . . 
Alee Mare W P. (33) 
Cathrine Smith (34) . . 



264,, 0,, 

I* This item is crossed out. W. H. W.] 
[** Some unintelligible characters here. W. 




NO 2 : Anno : i707 June 26 






Landlords [6.] 


Jno Mountfort Shop & Ware- 


Robie & Gibs 






Thos Harris Shop 
Wm. Robie wharfe & stable . . . 

Nico. Coxs wharfe 
Rd. Sheirin Slaugbtrhouse . 
Nico Coxs Stable 
Timo Wadsworths 
going Exped 
Edwd Proctor 


7 . . 

7 10 



Robie only pays Jno Far- 
nurn 5 per an for his 
P 1 

his own 

>Timo Wadsworth 




B W. 
1 ? 


> Ed. Procter 


Jno Mountfort 1 Ind w< 


. 1 







} Jn. Mountfort 













2 10 




Jno. Farnuma 


Jos. Wadworth warehouses . . . 

Jno Mountfort warehouse .... 
Jon Mountfort A houses & 2 ) 
shops & wharfe >:> / . . ) 


. 1 j 




Jno Boult 







Thos Harris 



Flora Mackartys 



Rachell 35 Parker WR 1 Ind w 1 
Sarah 36 More W J 











Jno Carlile on bord Clake . . | 



} old mrs Moo res 



Charles Purslow | 


6 10 


Jno Strong at Sea 




1: 42 

14. 10. 

[* Sh jrthand notes apparently. W. H. W.] 



No 2 : Anno : 1707 June 26 




Landlords [7] 


Wm Clear .... . 






Eliza Fethergale W- P- (37) . . . 
1 boy 1 girl 
Edwd. Martyn negro Ind .... 

Nat Baker, house Bake bouse . . 1 
Sam Wbitc at Bakers . . ) 



B' "a 


3 1 

3 10 

j Wm. Clear, 

VNat. Baker 



Joseph. Goff at Sea 

Wm Shepreve house & work 1 


2 1 


Wm.Clark & B.Bronsdon 


Jno.Skeates38oldMan2Daughtrs. ) 
W P . 






Erasmus Babet govr- of Burbuda abt 
Eliza Stratton 39 W. School Mrs. 
Robt Snow . . . 


8 10 

mr Allins Minister 
Mrs Clark, Job Prince 


Thos Lamson 1 Ind girl . . 






Jona. Williams 1 Negro boy of rar ) 
Bridgwater for 3 y" j 

Mary (40) Parrett Johanna Fletcher 

( Wm. Sbeepreve Jona. Mountfort ) 
1 & Capt. Wadsworth ye Brew ha. j 
DO ye great Celler 





Wm. Colman 
mr Nelson 

W"m. Colman 

Jno Colman Coopre Shop Bake") 
bouse 1 



negro man worke with FTall Bakr 1 
& Large warehouse & wh. . J 

Joseph Hall house 




Jno Colmans own 




Ste. French 


8te Swazy P . . . 



I Do 


8us& Greece 'W. P (41 ). ... 






Samll Smith Chambr & Shop . . 
James Collisou 1 Ind Boy 8 y* old 



old mrs Way 






NO 2: Anno : 1707 June 26 





Landlords [8] 







James Howard Senr 
James Howard Junr 




4 10 
3 10 

> James Howard Sen' 










Samll. Gardner * | 
1 Ind. Boy j 



J-mr Goodwin 



Eliza. Goodwin W.P. (42) .... 
Dinah Halsy W. (43) 


| old mrs Halsy 



1 . 




Mary Pelrce W. (44) 



i James Bill pullen point 




Jno Frizell Coopors Shop & ware- 





Edwd Hutchinson to -ome in in a 

1 mrs Reaches 



Wm. Clark. Tiler (?) at home . . 

Robt Gutridg taylor house 6 Ib. ) 
shop 10 Ib. 
Catherin an Ind. Free w5- ) 

Collo Hutchinsone house & ware- ) 
houses 1 negro, 1 Ind. ) 

Mary Earle W (45) Senr & her ) 





1 1 






41b. 4.10 
Edwd. Eads house & shop .... 

Wm Willett house & shop .... 
Robt. Sharp Shop & house .... 
Joseph Gray Shop 
Elias Townsend in No. 1 
Eliza. Spencer W P (46) 
Nathll Coney .. ...... 


8 10 
6 10 

Collo. Hutchinson 


Lydia Barrington W (47) 



[ Joseph Bill Pullinpoiot 



James Bill 


2. 3: 

219 . 

[ * Shorthand notes. W. H. W. ] 



No 2 : Anno : 1707 June 26 




Landlords [9] 

R Francis Roleson * 
C MaryColworthy W (48) 
W Oba Wakufeild at Sea 
W Jno Wakefeild at Sea 
8 Saundr Scares Ship-yd 
8 Saundr Scares house & own Ship ) 

4 10 . 
3 10 . 


| Deacon Bakers wifes 

Deacon Baker 

B Mary Basse tt W (49) 
D Mark. Day 



Saundr Scare* 

G Joseph Gray house 
S Jabez Salter house 17 shop wharf . 
R Geo Robinson 





20 12 
8 Nathll Shannon house & wharfe . . 

8 Ilenry Sharpe . 




Thos Clark 

B Wm Barnsdill 



H Robt Holmes at sea 
L Thos Lee* 



( Walker & Goodwin 




B Jona Burnell Ship yard* 
F James Fowl shop 


10 . 

Collo Phylips & Hainan 


P Wm. Perre Lodges at Barnsdill . . 

B Capt. Nico. Burroughs Lodges at 


E Robt Earle Shop house 5 Ib* ... 


5 10 
5 10 


C David Cop (Shop in No 1 3 Ib) . . 


5 10 

>Colo Hutcbinson 





[* More shorthand notes. - W.H.W.] 



NO 2 : Anno : 1707 June 25 



Landlords [10] 

B Capt Thos-Barnard ... . . 


6 10 



?at capt Barnarda 


C capt JQO Charnock . 



Jno Frizell 

K mrs Eliza Kemble W. P (50) . . . 
K Sarah Knight house & shop (51) . 
T Mary Trowbridge W Ind-boy (52) 
C Natt Coney 




tnrs Knight 

M Ephr. More at Sea ........ 
R Rd Richardson 



R Benj a Rawline . . . 



E Mary Earle (53) W .... 



T Richd Tias at Sea* 


3 10 
3 10 

| Jno Moors Wido 

B Jn Brick in No 1 . . . 



/ Wido Barger 

N Norris 





II Arthur Head at Sea 


mf Ste. French 

W Banna Way (54) 

F James Fowl 




O Robt Orrange at Sea 
R Samll. Ruck 

R Jno Ruck 1 Ind. girl 
M Edwd Mortimore & pasture in No . 
C Eliza Carnes W (55) 


' J 
1 1 




> James Green 
| Jno Ruck 

T Thos Tregothe on bord Deptford . 
W Andr. Willet 



Wig. Switcher 


2. 3: 


[* Shorthand notes. - W. H. W.] 


June. 27. 1707 Frj T day 

NO 2 : Anno : 1707 June 26 




Landlords [11] 

P Deborah Prout W 56 
W Allin Wild* 


2 16 

| raw Prout 

P Joseph Prout 




1 10 

G Sara Grice . . 


2 10 




C Jno Carpentr 



L Thos. Lazenbee at Sea (57) . . . 
G Hanna Green W (58) 


1 1 


Old mrs Green & Sons 

H Meheta Hunt (59) W. P. with his 


8 Mary Sumers (60) W 1 servt. . . . 
8 Jno Scott at Sea 



K Kelly at Sea 
F Ann Flack W P (61) 
W Eliza Williams W. P (62) .... 
C Hanna Clap W P (63) 
W Hanna Wright W P (64) .... 
8 Joseph Smith Cha & Shop .... 
B Jnf> Brown at Castle 


2 10 
3 10 

} m Flack very poor 


N Jno Nicolls 





W Henry Wakefeild 



W Ob* Wakefeild 


Obada. Wakefeild" 


1. 1- 


C* Shorthand notes. W. H. W.] 



No 2 : Anno : 1707 June 26 




Landlords [12] 

8 8us Sleg W (65) 



P Edmd Perkins Lodges wth his 


mrs Wakefeild Midwife 



W Delivers WakefeildW66 
C Jno Courser wth his Mothr .... 



n\r Nico Roberts 

N" Jno Needham house & shop . . . 



young Josiah Munjey at 

1 Wido Mortimore 

M hepzibah Mortimore W, 67 .... 



F Samll Franklin Smith Shop .... 
W Wm. Wilson Shop 
M Jacob Mason Shop 
N Jno Nicolls Shop 


. . 

3 10 

mn Mortimore 

B Matthew Buttler Boat Shed & yd . 
J Eliza Jackson W 68 
I Jno Indicott Warehouse . . . 
C Ann Checkly 69 W. house & shop . 
D Francis Dowell P. W (70) .... 
B Sam. Burrell house & warehouse . 
L Phylip Lewis* 




[mn Middlecott 

1 own 
(Sam. Burrell 







Samll Burrell 

S Peter Seargent Lodges at Grants . 
G Peter Grant at sea, long gon. . . . 



Jane Chamberlino 

H Mary Hiptidg WP 71 ) 
| in 1 house . 
C Eliza ChaffinW 72 ) 




) Estate of old mrs adams 
\ Just Dead & BO not 
) setlcd 

A Joseph Adams house & wharf & 


A Rebecca Adams W 78 



1. 1 

188. 10. 

[* Shorthand notes. - W.H.W.] 



NO 2 : Anno : 1707 Jane 26 




Landlords [13] 

T Danll Tnrell bla. Smith house > 




H Bamll Hurst 



[ Danll Turell 

W Thos Webber at N-F. Land .... 

. 1 


Ob*. Procters 

C DanU Collins house & shop & wharf 


. . 



M Rd-Mattasonat Sea 
R David Rutly at Sea 



4 10 . 

> Lowden 

C Mary Coiner W (75) 


M Nathll. Mason at Sea 


S Erasmus Stevens Shop NO 1 ... 
B John Battler house & shop .... 
C DocU- Jno. Clark house & shop . . 



. 1 


. 1 


^Dr- Clark* 

,G Sarall Gardner Shop 


. 1 

2 14 



W Oba- Wakefeild Shop Chamber . . 


. . 



B Jno. Butler Shop 


. . 


Iwm. Clark. 

C Wm. Clark Warehouse .... 
B Ben. Bream house & shop . . . 



. 1 




W Jno Wilson Shop 

G Thoi Gold. Shop & Warehouse 
& wharfe . . . 

* * 


Imr Prout 

G Sam. Greens Shop 
G Jno GofF Sen' . . . . 


J Sam. Greeu 


. 4- 

167. 4. 



No 2 : Anno . 1707 June 26 




Landlords [14] 

G Ben Gallop house & wharfe ) 
& warehouse 1 girl. 2 $ 


2 1 


D Jno Donoll Shop 
I Wm Indicott Shop 


Ben. Gallop 

V Anto Underwood Shop 
B W"> Brown 

4 10 

K Pctr King. house 1 Ind-Child 


. 1 



G Jos. Gallop* 
H Jno How Shop 
G lulwd Grene Shop 


* " 

2 10 
2 10 

I Jos. Gallop 



10 10 


E rars Mary Edwards W (76) house ] 




warehouses on wharfe . . . . j 


3 10 

rars Edwarda 

W Jno Wilson house 1 Ind wo 


. 1 



O Jno Oliver Coopers Shop . 


. . 


T Sarah Turell W (77) house .... 


. . 


P Jno Pine Forge Shop 40 / . 

. . 


E David Edwards at his mothrs . 
P Jno Pine bouse & Shop . 
I Win Indicott 


1 1 


Joshua Gee 

D Susana Dennis W (78) 
T Jams Townsend in No. 1 
T Edwd Thruston * . . 




ijn- ProutatNew Lond-- 

G Thos Goodwin 



R Mary Russell W (79) 
W Jno White 

4 . 



E Ehenr Eager (80) 



Widows 80. 


3 .5 

185. 0. 

E David Edwards at his Mothers . 


t* Shorthand note*. W. H. W.] 






Poore tenants 

in all 


not able to 


pay taxes 

Men at Sea 38 

More in Exped. 27 
More at home 209 
Ratable poles . . 274 

Landlords Live out 

Joyliff' price Road 

Island 10 . 10 . 

Edw d . Wanton Scit- 

nate 9 . 10 

M rs Dorrington at 

Caml) r . ' 13 . . 

M r Gibbs Min. 

Watertown 34 . 

Ste. French way- 

m 10 . . 

Coll Phylips & 

haman * 66 . 

Ste. French 12 . 

Josiah MunjoyCh. 

town 16 . 

Ob a Prockter. 24. 

171 . . 
Coll Phylips Jon a 
Burnell 5.0.0 









1 . . 





109 . 

2 ... 




205 . 





100 . 10 . 




194 . 15 . 





264 . . 





214 . 10 . 

7 . 










219 .0.0 

9 . . 



309 . 10 . 






146 . 15 . 





112 . 16 . 





188 . 10 . 






167 .4.0 






185 . . 





2611 . 10 . 



Articles of Agreement Made Conclued by and between Decon 
Henry Allen of Boston of the One Part, And the Vicenity or 
neighbour hood who have hereunto Subscribed of the other part 
in manner & form following this 9 th day of may one thousand six 
hundred Eighty five, 

Whereas It is Very needfull that a good Substantial!, Generall 
maine Draine Should bo with all Conveniant Speede made & layed 
Downe, from the upper p' of M r Rebecca Taylors now dwellings 
house in Boston, downe through the laine or Streete into the towne 
Dock or cove in Boston afore sa d for y e Generall use & benifit of 
all the Vicenity or neighbourhood as Afore sa d : whose petickular 
Draines from the respective cellors shall or may be Lett into & 
have Recourse through the S d : maine Draine to conve} T the 
Superfluous waters into the Dock affore S d the Saide Decon 
Henry Allen, doth for his p te covenant grant & agree to & w th all 
& Every One of the Vicenity of neighbourhood who have here 
unto Subscribed their Heires Execute 1 " 8 & Adminis & assignes, 
that the s d : Henry Allen Shall & will fourth with make of good 
planck of conveniant concavity for bigness in forme of a Square, 
& lay it downe in the ground of a Sutuable debth to convey the 
water into the docke as afore sa d : from y e upper Parte of the S d 
m rs Rebecca Taylors Dwelling house down to y e s d Docke for the 
Generall & perlikular Use & bnifit of all the Neighbourhood afore 
sa d : & that he the s d : Henery Allen shall also bare y e charge of 
the S d : Draine accord iuge to his proportion w th y e rest of the 
proprietor which is to be accounted by the number of houses that 
have Cellors to be Drained in by & through y e Generall maine 
Draine according to the price agreed on by all the proprieto or 
neighbourhood afore s d : for & i neons ideration of all & Singular 
the premisses, the s d : Vicenity & proprieto here unto Subscribing 
doe each one for himselfe & his perticular part and proportion to 
be respective each for himself accounted Equaly according to the 
number of houses & selars and proprieto 1 " 8 afore s d Doe by thes 
presents covenant grant & agree to & with the s d Henery Allen & 
one with another of the s d proprieto rs Subscribing, there heirs 
Executor Administo" according to the Teno r of those Ensuing 
articles to be done performed & keept Involuble w th out faile fraud 
or Coveno. That Each & every proprietore Shall forth with 
bringe in his part of the money to defraye the Charges of the s d 
maine Draine & put it into the hand of Decon Allen at Least so 
much as Shall from time to time become due to the worke-men as 
are imployed aboute y e Draine afore s d : that Every person or per- 
sons who Shall have a draine from his or her Cellar Laycl into the 
maine draine shall and will place before the mouth of there s d 
branch or draine a close Irone Grate Stiffisient to keepe dirt or 
other trash from goeing into y e maine Draine. 

That in case any obstrucktiou or Stopage shall at any time 
hapen to be in the Said maine Draine it Shall be w th all Conveniant 
Speed after discovery, be cleared at the only cost & Charges of 
those of the proprietors, whoso branches or pertickuler Draines 

128 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150 

are laide into the s d maine Draine about the place where y e Stop- 
age shall appeare to be 

That in case any person or persons of the s d Viceni ty or proprie- 
tors Shall at any time or times permitt or Suffer any other draine 
or draines to be Joyned or layed into any their pticulur Draincs, to 
have passage into the maine Draine w th out y* approbation & y e 
consent of major part at least of the proprietors first had & 
obtened or shall reluse or Neg'ect to pay his or there part & pro- 
portion of. the charge of y e makinge or Clearing of the maine 
Draine when at any time obstructed as afore s (1 Such person or 
pei sous so permitting Any Draine to be joyned, or refusing or 
noglectinge paym* as afore s d Shall forfit unto y e rest of y e s d 
proprietors all his or there right title or intrest of in or to y e 
maine Draine afore s d & from thence forth it Shall & maybe lawfull 
for y e other proprietors or or any one of them to cut of cause to be 
cutt of or Separated his or there pertikular Draine branch or 
branches so offendinge, from the maine Draiue as aforesaide 

And lastly what mony or moneys worth Shall at time be received 
by any of the s d proprietors for any privat or perticuler draine 
branch or branches that shall be hiide into the maine Draine Shall 
be Equnlly Devided between or Among y e s d proprietors & Every 
one shall have his Shaare thereof 

To And for the true proforemance of all and Singular the 
articles Covenants agrements & premises respectively. Each one 
of the S d : proprietors lor himselfe & particular part doth binde him- 
self his heires Executors & Administers unto y e s d : Hcnery Allen in 
his Capasityes & Each to other of y e rest of the proprietors in his 
or there respective Stations & capasityes firmly by these presents 
In Witness where of they have hereunto Sett ther hands & seales 
the day & year above written 









A true Copie as entered w th the Records of the Town of Boston. 
Exam d $> JOSEPH PROUT Town Clerk. 

[Endorsement on back 
Copie of an Ancient 
Agreem* ab* a Draine 
thro A Wings Lane. 


March 23. 1690/1 Two Rates & halfe, money. 

An ace* of persons that are unable to pay their rates in the 
Quarter of William Hough Constable of Boston 

Josiah Baker X ,, 4 ,, 

Job Chamberlain x 3 ,, 6 

Joseph Fuller ,, 3 ,, 

Gabriel Fishlock x X 3 ,, 

George Hisket (x) (x) 8 

John Jarvice 7 ,, 

Edward Page ,, 1 6 

Thomas Palmer ,, 1 6 

Nathiiuiel Robinson x 5 ,, 

William Sterling X 2 6 

Jeremiah Townsend X ,, 2 6 

George Worthy lake 5 ,, 6 

2 6 6 
03:0 11: 

1: 15 





Rumny Marsh 
Constable ; Ireland ; 
Town ; Rates ; 




Paull Maverick 


Elias Maverick 


Jerriiniah Belcher 



Edward Tuttle 


William Coltinan 


Deane Winthrope 


James Bill 


John Smith 


Sammuel Townend 


William Eustice 


Arron Weay 


William Ireland 


Cap* John Flood 



William Hersey 


Joseph Hersey 


John Canter 


Elisha Tuttle 


Thomas Pratt 


John Tuttle 


= Elisha? Bewells? Fanne 


Jonathan Tuttle 


Hugh Flood 


Joseph Bill 


Nathaniell Newgats Farme 


Jose Winthrope 


Abraham Lewes 


Widow Mussey & Jn Waite 









William Borman 



Andrew Kinecome 





this is a trew Coppie of the 
list given to the constable 

8. d. 

& the sum is 17 .4. 





Edward Gouge 

Country Rates ; 

No 5 

Thomas Atkinson 
Bozoun Allen 
Richard Crisp 
Henery Devveng 
James Barnes 
Abraham Blush 
George Eleston 
"William Gibbins 
George Cable 
Robart Gutrage 
Robart Gibs 
John Acldams 
John Clay 
Richard Procter 
mathew turner 
Beuiamau walker 
Cap' John winge 
William Addams 
William Ardall 
thornas Clarke 
peter Barber 
Edmond Browne 
John Dossett 
Enock Greulef 
William Briant 
peter Barakin 
monseur Barbot 
peter Deno ? 
Henry franklin 
Habukock Glover 
widdow thrasher 
samuall plumer 
Daniell pounding 
Elakim Hutchinson 
Roger kilbey 
Christopher kilbey 
thomas Betle 
nicolas Buttolph 





















































































































william Cros 
william Crow 
Widdow Danson 
Widdow nicolson 
Joha Kilbe} 7 sen r 
William Keene 
Henry Ingram 
David Jeffreis 
James Loyd 
Joseph Smith 
Samuell Clow 
nath 11 G reen 

Edward Goudge 
William Hill 
Joshua Hues 
Sam u Lindes 
Elinzer Moody 
Edward Tayler 
John Usher Esq e 
thomas Willis 
Sam 11 Ward 
Joseph Webb 
Jotliam Grover 
Widow Hunt 
moses Kenney 
John Lowe 
John Lowell 
Robert Maxwell 
Beniaman Momford 
thedeus macarty 
Richard Drayer 
John Hobarts 
John Rugles 
Knock toy 
Henry Sharpe 
Sam 11 tiley 
Robert Vicors 
John Watson 
John maxwell 
James meares 
thomas Lee 
John Heath 
.lames Green 
Dunkin Gnruock 
William Brown 
Cap' Baker 
Joseph Rogers 
Widdow nowell 
Henry sprey 



















































































































































Richard shereng 
thomas thorntou 
George Horn buckle 
John Kilbey Jun r 
Edward winslow 
thomas perkens 
mycall perrey 
vviddow pounding 
franses Holmes 
William Hall 
Widdovv He rage 
Richard tout 
Widdow Hawkins 
Richard Green 
John Green 
Cap 4 will Hall retailer 

John Hill 

John mackmoren 

Widdow madson 

John thwing 

Humphry Richards 

Mouseur Montear 

Zebeon Letherlon 

William Man 

peter She redo n 

Widdow swett 

monseur Shubart gon 

Sam 11 Boon 

franses Lcgere 

Cor 11 Sam 11 shrimton 

ms walker at y 9 Exchange 

Edward Bartles 

inathew Collens 

John nelson for Long Island 

nath Renals 

Epephras shrimton 
























































10 1 00 

































































07 00 




N. 10 

Muddy River Town rate for ihe releif of the poor and 
1639 defraying other Town Charges 

Thomas Stedraan 

Thomas Gardner 

Thomas Boylstone 

Benjamin White 

John Winchester 

J-^amuell Aspiuwal] 

Jonathan Torey 

Robert Harris sen' 

John Druce 

John Devotion 

Joshua Child 

Thomas Woodward 

Erasmus Drue 

Widdow Clarke 

Nathaniel Stedman & Mother 

John Parker 

Dorinan Morean 

Joseph Davis 

George Woodward 

George Barstow 

Joseph Gardner 

Daniell Harris 

John White 

Josiah Winchester 

Timothy Harris 

Joshua Gardner 

Roger Adams 

Nathanel Holland 

Samuell Clarke 

Joseph Buckmaster 

Edward Devotion 

John Ellis 

Joshua Kibby 

Robert Grandey 

Widdow Gardner 

Robert Harris Jun r 

Joseph White 

Thomas Newhall 

John Harris 

Nathan 11 Aspinwtill 

Robert Sharp 

Widdow Gates 

A Coppy of the above written 

With a Warrant Directed to Dan 11 Harris 

Constable of Muddy Ivivcr in Boston to collect it, was 

sent to him on Aog" 3* 161)3. 















































3301 11 10 8 

hous & farme estate 

Thomas Stedman 3 15 

Thomas Gardner 3 5 5 

Thomas Boylstone 2 10 5 

Benj White 3 15 10 

Jn Winchester 3 10 10 

Sam 11 Aspinwall 310 10 

Jonathan Torey 1 10 10 

Robert Harris Sen. 10 10 

John Druce 2 5 

John Devotion 30 10 

Joshua Child 2 

Thomas Woodward 1 10 5 

Erasmus Drue 1 4 5 

Wiudow Clark 5 

Nath u Stedman & Mo : 20 

Jn Parker 1 6 

Dorman Morean 1 10 

Joseph Davis 1 10 

George Barstow 2 10 

George Woodward 1 10 

Joseph Gardner 2 5 

Dan 11 Harris 1 n 

John White 30 15 

wid. Gates 

thorn as Woodward 

Josiah Winchester 

Timothy Harris 

Joshua Gardner 

Roger Adams 

Nath 11 Holland 

Sam 11 Clark 

Joseph Buckmaster 

Edward Devotion 

Jn Ellis 

Josh Kibby 

Widdow Gardner 

Robert Harris Jun* : 

Joseph White 

Thomas Newhall 

John Haris 

86 18 11 5 

136 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 


Articles of Agreement Indented, m:ide and concluded upon the 
Twclveth day of March Anno Domi One thousand Six hundred 
Ninety and Six Annoq 3 RR S Gulies Fortii Angliae &c Nono, Be- 
twei-n Samuell Biidge, of Bo-ton in New England housewright of 
the one purt ai.d Bozoun Allen, John Marion jun r und Isaiah Tiiy. 
being aCouiiUee cf tlie Select iiien appointed for the muuageifr' of 
the under. mentioned Worke in behalf of the Inhabitants of the 
Towne of Boston afores d on the other part, are as lolluweth Viz*. 

Impts The said Samuell Bridge for the considerate n here alter 
mentioned doth covenant promise bargaine and agree lo and 
with the s d Committee lo doe and pforme for the use of the s d 
Towne of Boston, all such Worke as is here undermentioned, 
That is to say That he the Sd Samuell Bridge. Shall for the 
Enlargement of that Brick I'.nilding Foure foot Northward in 
w ch jyp- s aim , e ii Phillips Bookseller now keeps his shop, att the 

West end of y e Townehouse in Boston, make erect 

and build a Substantiall Timber Frame of Cake Timber fcr the 
North end thereof, Viz* a Sell a Window Stoole and capp titt 
for windows, and a beame with Two Cornerposts w ch frame is 
to be the \vhole breadth of the said Shop and to remove the 
window frame that now is in the North end and fix it in the 
backside where he shall be directed and next the maine Street 
shall remove the Dcore case of the Watch house home lo M r 
Phillipses Shop, and Frame a Stoole and Cap for a window 
into said Doore case, and the other end of it into the Corner 
post, and to remove the Cellar Doores and Staires that is att 
said North end to the Backside, and to Lay the Cellar Floore 
in that new Addition, and to Lay the Shop Floore inchid- 
ding y e watchouse and the new part with plained hoards, and 
to raise with Two peices of Oake Timber the sides of the 
Building, That now is even with the Roofe thereof, and to ex- 
tend to the outside of, and Framed into y e Additional part 
thereof, firmely fastning them together ; and to Frame and fix 
Substantially a floore of Summers of Oake with .loyce therein, 
and to close with Boards up to y e s d Floore, \v ch Floore is to 
have Two Summers over athwart of Sixteen foot in length, 
and Foure dragon Summers att each corner one to beare said 
building. That is to jett, Eighteen Inches on the street att 
each end, and Two foot Six Inches on the backside. 
Strong Firme and Substantiall, fitt to beare a building 
thereon of Twenty Seaven foot in Length, Sixtec ne foot 
in breadth and Seven foot high between joynts. with a 
Garrett Floore of Summers and Joyce Saleable with a roofo 
with a pitch in the middest thereof, haveing two Small Lupin 
lights in the Same next the street, with such other lights in the 
Garrett as may be necessary. To make s d Roofe Strong and 
Substantiall fitt to beare New England Slates, and the studds 


in said Frame to be within Fifteen or Sixteen Inches one of 
another, and to put a Freeze round about said Jettey with a 
Cornish Suteable thereto To make three window Frames for 
Six easements in the (. hamber where he Shall be appointed to 
sett them. To putt up such Plank and Timber, with fooiingthe 
Sparrs of the fore side next the street as may be fitt for 
ceileing thereon. To make and place A Coven with a mould- 
ing under the eaves of s d building, T make a paire of stairs 
on the backside of ye Brick building into y e Chamber, and one 
paire out of the Chamber into the Garrett, and to Lay both 
chamber and garrett Floore with good plained Seasoned pine 
boards, and to make all needfull and necessary pertitions in 
y e Chamber, wiih all needfull Doores according as the s d 
Comittee shall direct. And att the s d Bridges owne cost and 
charge, to find provide & bring in place, all tirnber boards, 
nailes, Spikes, hinges, and Locks Substantiall and, Snteable 
for s d Worke. And to doe and compleately Finish all the 
abovemenconed particulars of Carpenters worke, Strong Sub- 
stantiall and in good & workeman like order on or before the 
Fifteenth day of Aprill next ensuing the day of the date 
hereof In Consideracon/ whereof the said Bozoun Allen, John 
Marion jun r and Isaiah Tay in y e quality afores d on behalf of 
the Inhabitants of the said Towne of Boston do covenant 
promise bargain e and agree to pay or cause to be paid unto 
y e Said Samuell Bridge or to his order or assignes the full and 
just summe of Thirty Pounds Current money of New England 
immediately upon Finishing of the aforesaid worke, and if the 
Said Bridge makes it to appeare that he has a hard bargaine 
of the afores d premisses then s d Comittee shall give him 
Twenty shillings more To the true and faithfull performance 
of the promisses the said partyes to these presents have 
and hereby doe bind & Oblige themselves their heires Execn- 
to rs and Adm rs enchunto y e other his & their heires Exec" 
acbn r s & assignes in y e penall Summe of Sixty pounds Currant 
money of New England Firmely by these presents, In Witt- 
ness whereof, the i^aid partyes to these presents have here- 
unto Interchangeably Sett their hands and scales the day and 
yeare First abovewritten. 

Signed Sealed & L)elve d 

in p r sence of us the SAM LL BRIDGE. 

words (his and their heires Ex rs Adm 

and assignes) being first interlined./ 



138 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 


14: 7: 

A List of Those p r . have not paid their Rates 
due In y e year 1702 

Rich d Cobb 



4 l d Is a Decaster In word reed 3 : 

7 ,, 


abated 2 8 / Edw d Keito Dead 3/ 


abated I 8 / W m Lee G/ 


abated 2 8 / Mark Pilkinson 3/ 


5 8 / Nath : Pulmau 


W m Porter 


Jn. Shine 



* W m Porter 


Widow Willis 



Jo : Wheeler Junj r 


6 d / Jo : Wheeler Senf 


3 5 

* Marked out 



N: 3: W m . Bonus: gon before 10 

y e list out 

* Vincent Carter 

Allex dr : good Lett : 16: 3 ,,19 ,, ,, 

Mary Jones : poor 3/6 ,, 3 ,, 6 

Tho .. Lilly 4 8 / over in rents ,, 4 ., 

James Oaks, Baylys Serv 1 10/ 10 ,, 

Abram Rue ,, 10 ,, 

Sam 11 . Stebbins * 3. 2. 3 2 
Joshua Woods * 1. 2. 

* Above name crossed out I 
and the sums marked off. \ 



BOST Nov r 26 : 1701 

A List of persons gon off before the List was Reed, by Sam 11 
Holland Countstable & persons by him Returned as poor Viz* 

Gary at Blagues 

Jn "Drink waters 


Sam 11 Jacklin Jun r 

W m Cart 

Huffum Tucker 

John Drury 

Alvin Butcher 
Henry Dawson 
Amborus Daws 
James Farris 
Jn Gwin 

Tho : Nir-holes 
Jn Muligen 
Nathan Presby 
Jos Royall at Sea 
Rob f Shelston 
Walker Ivory 
Natlianaell Weatherby 
James Whipoe 
Tho : Russell 

\_Tliis on the back of the paper from which the above was copied.] 

Novemb r 27 

Those brought into y e collum to y e Left hand are 

Abot : 3 : 3-0 

Steven Minot : - 3 - 



_ 8 h _ d 







1 3 4 







} Totall 

3 13 4 


as Poor Viz* 

Sh d 


0-8 6 

,, 8 6 

Sh d 








9-08 4 


n 4 ,, 6 



8 ,,6 



11 ,,6 






17 ,,9 

; poor the totall 


5 ,, 15 ,, - 

Constable Hollands 
Abatm ts 
1 st abatem** 








Gone off 

Lb. ih. d. 

Carev at Blagues 

tt 12 " 

W m Cart 

it 7 tt 

Jn : Drinkwater 

tt 13 

Jn Drury out standing 

tt 3 tt 

Henry Head 

44 9 6 


6 " 

Sam 11 Jacklin Jun r out standing 


Jos : Roy all out standing 

44 12 " 

Huff um Toker 

44 9 6 

James Whipoe 

44 6 44 

5 " 1 " 4 

Poor & abatements 

Henry Dawson 


44 8 44 6 

Ambros Daws 


t, e tt tt 

Jos : Billings 


44 3 44 u 

.Jn Gwine 


tt 3 it tt 

Walter I very 


tt g tt tt 

Tho : Russell 

not in my Company 

tt 7 u 9 

Robert Shelston 


44 11 44 6 

Jn Mulligan 


tt 7 tt tt 

Nathaniel Weatherly 


tt 7 tt tt 

Tho: Nichols 


44 4 44 G 

Robert Noaks 


44 13 " 6 

James Fares 

poor I cannot receive of 

him. 5 " 

tt 9 tt 4 tt i 

Alvin Butcher 


44 6 44 3 

Stephen Minott 


44 3 " 

Jn Far n urn 

44 3 4i 

9 " 16 " 4 



a List of Sundry persons who hath not payd there Reates which 
was clew in the vere 1701 when Peter Barbour was Counstable. 

Seth Gulliver 00 

Joshua Heues Junor 00 

thomas Jpson 00 

Samuell Lowell 00 

John Tuckerman 00 

Briant Gilmore 00 

8 :00 

9 :00 
9 :00 

10 : 9 

10 : 00 

6 . 00 

abated already - - 8-0 


2 : 12:9 
: 10 :9 

w abated already 0:6:0 

Abated Octob r 27 th 1703 



5 : 


William Ambros 

francis Brino 

John Gallon 


8 : 


Gibbins Sharpe 

Daniell Travis 

13 : 10 



















142 CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 150, 



Col: Page five n^gro men Eight oxen 16 Cows 200 Sheep 5 
Swin 4 horses upland and Mado 400 Acors 

John Biintenal two heads one negro mnn houses upland and 
Mado hundard acors one pair of oxen five Cows six horses and 
Mairs forty Sheep two swin 

wilam Eustes two heads two oxen ten cows sixty sheep one hors 
one swin houses upland and Mado Acors 

Jose Winthrop one head two negro men houses and lands six- 
ten pounds a year six cows two Oxen hundred shei'p one hors 
three swine 

John Tuttel one head two oxen seaven Cows E'ghty sheep two 
swin two horses 

william Colmar one head two negro boys two oxen six Cows 
Eighty Sheep two mears one swine houses uplands and Mados 
twenty pounds Rent a year 

Hugh Floyd one head two oxen foer Cows twenty Sheep one 
hors one swin farme twenty Six pound Rent a year 

Edward Tuttel two heads two oxen Six Cows twenty Sheep one 
Maer houses upland and Mado Eighty acors 

Elisha Tuttel one head two oxen Six Cows one horse houses 
upland and Mado Eighty Acors 

Weddo Hasey one head two Oxen five Cows twenty Sheep one 
hors one Swin houses upland and Mado fifty Acors 

Thomas marbel one head two Oxen Six Cows fifty Sheep two 
Swine one hors farme thirty pound Rent a year 

willam Oen one head one Cow one horse house upland and 
Mado Six Acors 

Theeodrus Berry one head two oxen two Cows houses and lands 
foer acors 

Danel Huchin foer oxen five Cows hors house and land ten acors 

Joseph Hasey one head house and lands at Eight pounds a year 
two oxen Six Cows thirty Sheep one horse one Swin 

Richard Pratt one head farme a ten pound Rent a year two 
oxen two cows thirty Sheep one hors one Swin. 


John wate two Cows upland and Mado Six Acors 

John Chambeling two heads farme at twenty pound Rent a year 
two oxen Eight Cows thirty Sheep one horse one Swin 

Jearas Bill one head two negro men houses upland and Mado 
two hundred acors two oxen five cows one hundred Sheep three 
horses three Swin 

Jonathan Bill one betid one negro man houses and upland and 
Mado one hundred and fifty Acors two oxen foer cows ninty 
sheep two horses two swin 

Joseph Bill one head one negro man houses upland and Mado 
one hundred and fifty acors two oxen foer Cows ninty Sheep two 
horses two Swin 

Paul Marvertck one head three Cows twenty Sheep one horse 
house upland and Mado tbirty acors 

willam Irland one head one negro man houses upland and Mado 
at Six pound a year two oxen Eight Cows twent} 7 Sheep one horse 

Thomas Pratt one head houses upland and Mado at Six pound 
a year two oxen Six Cows twenty sheep one horse 

Jeremiah Belcher two heads farme at twenty fife pound Rent a 
year two oxen Eight Cows a Unuidard sheep one hors one Swin 

John Center three heads houses and lands at thirten Rent a year 
two oxen six cows fort}' sheep one hors one Swin 

John Pratt one head one negro man house and land twenty 
Acors two Cows twelve Sheep three horses ^ p* 

Jonathan Tuttel one head hous and lands at Six pound Rent a 
year two oxen two Cows 

Biant Bredean one head on Cow ten Sheep Six Acors of lands 
Thomas Gyls one head 
Joseph Holewa one head 

Samuel Townsend two heads farme at thirty pound Rent a year 
foer oxon ten Cows thirty Sheep two Swin 

Jonathan Townsend one head 

Marion of Lin. 
y e Belchers at Farm 




John Barbetin 
nathanel Colins 
Sith Culiver 
Robert Clark 
Joseph dalber 
Nath Geene 
John Giles 
Briant Gilmore 
Edward Gilam 
Joshu heues Juno' 
Willem horsnel 
Thomas Jepson 
John Low 
Samuel Lanman 
Joseph merrifeld 
Elezabeth nicholson 
Antony Oder 
Robert Ronald 
John Tuckerman Juno r 
James Wood 
James Barbour 

abated . Mar 2 nd 170J 
to deduct in r Wally rate 










- 1 - 







. 7 . 






. 15 . 






. . 




10 . 




: 5- 








- 2 




- 4- 








- 5 - 









. 3- 





- 1 - 




- 4- 






- 0- 





- 9 . 








. 5 . 















. 08 . 






[List undated] 

Joseph Buckley 0-16-00 

Edward Bud ' 0-03-00 

Robert Brimsdon 0-08-00 

Will Clarke 0-08-04 

Jerimiah Cushin 3 b : . 03 - 00 

Ezekel Clesbey 0-02-00 

James English 3 b 0-02-00 

Johuothan Evens 0-08-00 

John Fostor 0-03-00 

GraeGanion. W. 0-05-00 

Bartholmew Green 0-04-00 

Jams Grant 0-04-00 

Tho. Gelbart - 04 - 00 

Joseph Grant 0-03-00 

Nathanell Henchman 0-04-00 

Thomas Kellond 0-02-00 

Thomas Loe 0-03-00 

Robert More 0-05-00 , w 

John More 0-02-00 : 3 : - 2. 

John pullen 0-04-00 

John parmenter 0-03-00 

L. Mary phips 0-08-00 

John Ransford 0-04-00 

John Roberts 0-04-00 

David Robenson 0-04-00 

Robert Starky 0-03-00 

m r John portigise 0-05-00 

6-04- 4 

146 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 


John Polle remaining dew - 10 - 

John Fosdick remaining dew - 16 - 6 

Johnnathan Armitage - 06 - 

Obediah Dow 0-03-0 * 

abated : William Smalage 0-06- 6-10 

David Crouch remaining - 01 - 4 

James Gipson gon to sea - 08 - 8 

abated John Umtries remaining dew 0-06-11 6-11 

John Osborn I culd- not find - 07 - 4 

Joseph shaw remaining dew - 08 - 8 

abated Thomas Jacobbs never her sine I had 

the Lest 0-11- 8 11 08 

Joseph heath gon out of town - 08 - 7 

Cp l . John Tucker remaining dew - 03 - 6 

Robert Mason remaining dew - 03 - 6 

6- 2- 6 

Remaining of the County 

Thomas Wallters 8 

Robart Mason 6 
abated Thomas Jacobbs 6 00 ,,06 

Joseph shaw 4 abated 1 ,, 05: 11 


Thes Js a true Lest besides several mor. that hath not yet payed 




N 4: 1701 

Joseph Appltun 




Will paine 

- 12 


Apltun 5 



1 - 

Jams Smith 

- 3 


Jn Colman 




alven bucher 





Tho Cooper 



wido Stodard 

- 1 




Isaia tay 



adingtundevnport - 

10 . 


nichols howe 

2 _ 






Cap 1 toy 




tho godfera 


_ 4 

Mr. Gorony? 

6 . 

Natbll green 

- 1 


Jo n Colman? 

Cap* foxcroft 




Nath'.l Jackling 

- 4 



Joseph Goling? 





- 1 


Samson South 

- 6 


Will wilson 

- 1 


franses Cook 


: 06 

: 6 

Nath Green 




- 16 


a devenport 

thomas Olam? 




Tho dean 


: 08 

. 8 

Eleazer holehoak 





Samson duer 




Wiil in haues 





Jno. Jewster? 




Joseph Jackson 



Cap* foy 

beniemen Emory 


1 - 

Capt foxCraft 

Jn micoo 




stevon minott 



Th godfery 

Joshua gea 




Nath u green 

david mason 









Yearly rent 
or worth 
of Houses 
or Lands. 















Jams Bill X 
























Jos Winthrop X 








- 9 


















Willuam ILlland X 








John Prat X 




























Willuam Eusta X 


























ELesher Tntlel X 














































John Center X 

















3: 10 















[On the back are I he following entries.]] 

2 polls 
2 negor 
2 oxen 
7 cow 
83 hosi-s 
no sheep 
4 hogs 

the farm 150 akers 
By Les 

2 Cous 
1 hors 

Land fi akers 

moldon tomas 
Wait 1 akers medo 

moldon John mug 
mado 10 ake'S 

A Lis tacken By 




W Beniamin whit - 1 - poll 

a Samucll Aspenall - 1 - poll 

a Roger Adames 2 - polls 

W John Winchester 8en 1 - poll 

C Samuell clarke 1 - poll 

S William Shnrp 1 - poll 

P Soloman phips 1 poll 

a Eleazear Aspenall 1 poll 

B gorge bears tow 1 - poll 

D John Devotion 1 - poll 

D Edward Devotion 2 - polls 

G widow gates 3 - polls 

W John Winchester J un 1 - poll 

E John Elice 1 - poll 

R Thomas ritchardson 1 - poll 

G widow gardner 

G thomas gardner 3 polls 

S Ralph Shepard 1 poll on negro 

B peter boylstone 1 - poll 

S John Sever 1 - poll 

H Nathanell holon 1 - poll 

a John Acres 2 - polls 

W Joseph Whit 2 - polls 

G Joseph gardner 1 - poll 

W thomas woodward 1 - poll 

T Jonathan torry 1 poll 

W Josiah Winchester 2 - polls 

B Joseph buckminster 3 - polls 

M Dormon Morean 

a Joseph Adames 1 - poll 

S Thomas steedman 8en 2 - polls 1 

S Nathanell steedman 1 - poll 2 

S Thomas steedman i un 1 - poll 

S Joshua steedman 1 - poll 

D John Druce 1 poll 

C Abraham Chamberlain 1 - poll poor 

W widow woodward poor 

D Erasaman Drew 1 - poll 

C Joshua child 1 - poll 

D Joseph Davice 2 - poll 

H timmothy haris 1 - poll 

H Daniell haris 1 - poll 

H robert haris 1 - poll 

L sammell Lion 1 

M William morean 1 

G John gardner 1 

S James sheed 1 

R John rugles 1 
Single men having no estates in y e place five of 
W benjamin white jun 1 : p 



Indenture Witnesseth that Mary Clifford, daughter of 
Stephen Clifford lute of Boston Deceased aged nineteen years of 
her own Free & Voluntary Will hath put her self Apprentice or 
Servant to John I'astre and Marget his wife and to ther, assfynvs 
and with him or them after the manner of a Servant, to Dwell and 
Serve from this present fi--st day of August into the full End 
and Term of f>ur years from thence next ensuing the Date 
hereof ; by all which Term of four yenres the said Servant the 
said m r or mixtris well and truly shall Serve their Secrets 
shall keep close their Commands lawful & honest everywhere She 
shall gladly do, hurt to her s.iid m r or m r * she shall not do, or 
suffer to be done, to the Value of Twelve Pence or more by the 
year, but shall let if she may, or else Immediately Admonish her 
said Master thereof: the Goods of her said mr or mrs she shall 
not Inordinately wast, nor them to any Body Lend, whereby her 
mr may incur any hurt : Fornication in the House of her said 
mr or else where, she shall not Commit: Matrimony she shall 
not Contract, without the Special License of her s d master. 
From the Service of her said m r r' day nor night she shall not 
absent or prolong herself ; but in all things as a good and 
faithful Apprentice or Servant, shall bear and behave her self 
towards her said master and all theirs during the Term aforesaid : 
And the said John paxtre "nd Marget his w>'fe doe ingage the 
finding and providing of their said Servant Apparel, Meat, Drink 
and Bedding, and all other necessaries meet and convenient for a 
Servant, for and during the Term aforesaid: And at the Expira- 
tion of the abovesaid Term her said Master or r* shall give unto 
said Servant clesent Apparel both of Linnen and Woolen. 

In Witness whereof the Parties above mentioned for the true 
performance of the abovesaid Covenants & Agreements have 
Joyntly & Severally Interchanchably Set their Hands & Seals to 
each Indenture being both of one Tenor & Form: And Dated in 
Boston this Jtr:;t day of August in tho first Year of the 
Reign of Our Sovereign Lady &c And in the Year of Our Lord 
one thousand Seven hundr-'d 

\_Tlie Original torn off here.~\ 

1 This is a printed form, the part in italics being written in. W. H. W. 

152 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 


To the worshipfull y e select men 
of ye Town of Boston 

the Humble supplication of Francis Righton Inhabitant of said 
town & Elizabeth liis wife humble sheweth that they youre peti- 
tioners haveing Been OMidgd to Leave of our trad & Bisuess & 
being now in our advancing years & solisiting of some honest way 
of Support do thearfore pray your favor in granting them the 
Liberty of Retailing Liqors in wich they hope to behave them- 
selves with all vertious Regard to the Publick & to the Laws in 
that Case provided & your peticinors shall Ever pray 



At a meeting of the Selectmen of the Town of Boston the 23 th 
of Feb^ 1707/8 

Haveing debated and Considered the proposalls offered by ni r 
Henry Dereing at the Last Towns Meeting, and of the vote then 
past l\y the Town there upon, in answer there unto they do hereby 
Signifie their Opinion. Viz 4 

1 That it would be of Publick benefit to have a convenient 
building Erected within this Town, aecc/modated for the Safe 
Keeping of Records under the care of the Severall Officers w th 
whom they are or Shall be Lodged, And for the Encourage m 1 of 
Such persons who Shall undertake to be at the charge of Erecting 
the Same, it Seems requsite that the Town do grant or lett unto 
them on reasonable terms Some convenient peice of Land on w ch 
the Same may be Sett : and that Proper Application be made to 
the Gen 11 Court for the making a Law for the improvement of s d 
building when erected to the uses afores d . 

2 That it would be a benefit to this Town & tend to the En- 
(.ourrngement of the Trade thereof to have a wharffe built from the 
Lower end of the Town House Street to run from thence to the 
Out Wharves, or Low Water marke, 

And that the Town do grant their right in y e flatts unto Such 
persons who Shall undertake to be at the charge thereof, 






Henry Dering To the Inhabitants of Boston 
Humbly offereth To yo r : Serious Consideration 


Where as the Lord in his Mercifull Providence hath Provided 
this Towne with three Engines 

You would goe on & be in the way of yo r Good 

And pass a voat for about forty Pounds to be laid out. for 
such things as are Necessary for to accommodate the said Engians 
to facilitate the Ends th:it they are Provided for./ 

And also to Procure other things that will be very Necessary to 
use in the Quicke Stoping, and Preventing the Spreading of fire in 
this Town in case it should break out. 

And Likewise that you now make }'our Choyce and appoynt 
Some men to be a Committee to model a Skeme of all tilings need- 
full to be done in This Affaire and Present it to th Towne tor their 
Consideration And further Determination of what shall be done in 
the use of Means for the safety and Good of the Towne as God 
shall Direct./ 


That however the Ancient undertakers & builders of y e S d Out 
wharfes are in y e S d report represcn d as delinquents,* [and their 
neglect agrevated by a frustration of the Intentions of the Gen u 
Court in Granting and Confirming to y e S d Undertakers whereas it 
doth i.ot appear that ever there was any Such grant or Confirma- 
tion of the Gen 11 Court.*] 

yet it is presumed the principal! cause of the S d wharfe So 
Soon brought to Ruine & the Owners thereof thereby made So 
great Sufferers was, that y e S d wharfes Lying remote from the 
Owners Inspection, It became a comon pratice for b nits and other 
vessels [in the Night] to take ballast from y e S d Wharfes and no 
Special Severity in the Law provided to deterr III pet sons from 
Such practices, w ch in that day was expected would have been 
provided for the preventing So great and Publick a Mischief. 
But the consequence was that after so much of the Stones were So 
taken away y e S d wharfes Could no longer be defended from the 
Force and Violence of Storms. 

* This is lined out in the original from star to star. 

151 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

And whereas it may so hapen that Some of y e Said proprietors 
by their Last Will gives to one Child his Interest in y e out Wharf es 
and to another Child Irs Wharf e & flatts next _\ Cove. It is 
pesumed that it would be a hardship Cor the Gen 11 Court upon a 
Supposed Forfeiture, to Cutt off any Such from their Right 01 Car- 
rying out their wharfes from within as far out as the Circular line, 
in as much as their being restrained as is proposed can be no bene- 
fit to y e Publick 

That each mans proportion at the Circular line be according the 
breadth of the Land at the High water Line unto w ch the Said flatis 
was first granted or did belong unto, rather then in the words 
therein exprcst [his width] for that it may So hapen that at this 
day the wharfe before it further down on y e flatts may have dis- 
tinct owners. 

That Some further Emendation in the Old Settlement Seems to 
be yet wanting before the Same be Enacted Viz* 

with respect to those whose Wharfes w ch hapen to be So neer 
unto the North or to the South end of y e Said Cove where there is 
not enough Space for Such as are or Shall be Owners of those 
parts of y e Out Wharfes, to build two hundred foot Inwards from 
thence, without cutting off Such as are Owners of Land and Wharfes 
next the up land from their naturall Right of a passage by water 
to and from their wharfes and y e lying of vessells there. So that 
unless there be some restrant, and rules of limitation in thur 
Wharfeing in wards it is presumed that the want thereof will 
hereafter be an Ocasion of Great Inconveniency and contention. 




Pursuant to an Order of the Great and Gen 11 Court or Assembly 
held at Boston the Twentieth day of October 1708, Nominating & 
appointing the Select men that then were of the Town of Boston, 
to be a Coantte to consider what is Necessary for the Repaireing 
the Wall or out wharfe before the Cove in Boston, and to cause a 
Survey to be made of Said Flatts and the Circuler line to be Stated 
out and each mans Right Apportioned agreeable to a Covenant 
made by the Select men of S d Town with the Undertakers of Said 
Wharfe, Reserving to y e Town that the Flatts that lye before their 
Highways Leading into Said Cove be continued their full breadth 
to the Circular Line And that they make a return of their doings 
therein, and the names of those that refuse to repair their respec- 
tive parts by them undertaken unto this court for their Approbation 
and Confirmation, and for their fmther directions therein. 

The Subscribers bein^ the Select men of that year do report 
that they have caused a New Survey to be made of the Said FL.U3 
and Cove, and a Plan with all care to be drawn and the Circular 
line to be marked on S d Plan, wherein each mans Right at the Cir- 
cular line, in proportion to his width at high water Line is easily 


Seen, Reserving to the Town their full breadth in the Flatts 
Abutting on their ilighwayes, and that agreeable to the direction 
of this llon ble Court to take the Resolutions of those that were In- 
terested in the Out wall or wharfe about repairing their respective 
parts according to their Obligations in the Original Contract, we 
made the aforesaid Order Publick, and notified the Several Under- 
takers, their heircs Successors, and have conferred w tu all that we 
can finde any way Interested in the Same, and have taken the 
Subscriptions of those that are willing to repair their respective 
parts under some limittations, the whole amounting to One 
thousand foot, the rest do either refuse, or their familyes is 
So broken the Right owner cannot be found, the wharfs lying 
Unimprovable few have taken notice of it in their Wills ; So 
that many branches of Familyes claiming joyntly, and that in 
Such Minute parts that renders the repair impracticable. So 
that on due enquiry & Consideration of the damage that accrues 
to the Publick by the present posture of the S d AVharfes &c, the 
Undertakers havem" not performed the Conditions Stipulated, and 
the Severall Intentions in the Grantees, And the Gen u Court in 
the granting & Confirming to S d Undertakers being frustrated ; Do 
humbly Offer That It be enacted &c. That nil that claim propriety 
in the Sayd Out-Wharfes, that do refuse or Neglect to repair their 
respective parts of the Same within the Space of three years next 
after the date hereof, Shall forfeit the Same to the Town and be 
So deemed, And that the Selectmen from time to time be im- 
powered and Obliged forwith to Grant their parts to Others that 
will undertake and Maintaine the Same, their heires and Successors 
forever, and that Such persons be Obliged to the Conditions in the 
first Covenant, and that for the future any person engageing to 
repair and Maintaine any part of S d Wharfe, and Neglecting or 
refusing to make good the Same Shall be liable to an Action of 
Damage, either from any one of the undertakers, or from the 
Selectmen of the Town, And the Select men be liable to a present- 
ment by the Grand jury on their Neglect in y e premises. 

Be it Enacted &c That those that have Wharfes or Flatts in the 
Cove that are Interested in the out wall or Wharfes & refuse and 
forfeit their lutrest and their Right in the Out Wharfes, be pro- 
hibitted from Carrying their Wharfes out any farther to the Circu- 
lar line than they now are or not within one hundred foot of the 
Said line. 

Be it Enacted &c That no person what so ever carry his wharfe 
any farther then the Circular line as deliniated On the Plan now 
taken. That those that have exceeded (w ch are but three) be 
Obliged to remove the Same by the Space of three years, Or 
Annually the Last Monday in February pay to the Town Treasurer 
or Select men for the use at least one halfe of the yearly Income 
or improvement for ground rent, and that the Town Treasu* 
be Obliged and Impowered to demand and Sue for the Same 
as for the Townes Hents Or any other way that may remedy 
the Inconvenience, and effectually prevent others from the like 
Encroachments, And that Said Circular line be Esteemed in the 

156 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Law in the Nature of High waves And Encroachm* 3 on the S d line 
in the Same manner removed 

* Be it Enacted &c. That each mans proportion at the Circular 
line, be according to his width at y e High Water line and that be 
Esteemed the true boundary between man & man however envgular 
the Wharfes now are, and that the Selectmen be directed to cause 
S d line to be run on any difference in the Nighbourhood. And 
that for the Encouragment and further Improvement of the Said 
Wharfes, Liberty be Granted for King Street to be Continued in a 
Straight line from the Circular Line to Low water- Mark forty 
five foot in width, with an Obligation to maintain full thirty foot 
free from Incumberance w th two Open passages or Communication 
for Lighters of Sixteen foot each, from the North to the South 
parts of Said Cove to be Kept Open forever in Such places as 

Shall be agreed by the Select men And that the Select men 

be desired and I m powered to grant the Same to any that will un- 
dertake and Maintain the Same as aforesaid, Somehaveing Offered 
it for the Publick good, And that there be but two Gapps, One on 
the North of Eighty foot and that on the South of Seventy foot 
wide as per Plan B and that there be a passage way for Carts in 
Common at Least Twenty foot wide from Battery-March and Fleet 
Street continued to the Gapps, and from Kiugstreet Continued to 
Each Gapp where the Out Wharfes now are. 

That tlios 1 .? within the Cove that are not lu treated in y e Out 
Wall or Wharf e Shall be prohibited from Wharfing any further 
then within an hundred foot of the Circular line. 

That those that nre or Shall be Intrested in the s d Out Wharfes, 
and fehall See reason to Wharf e out further Eastward, Shall be 
Obliged to Keep full Twenty foot on the Outmost or Eastward 
part free from building, for a line of Guns for the Publick Safety 
and defence. In a word that the Old Settlement with these Emen- 
dations be Enacted and Confirmed by this IIon ble Court, we humbly 
Conceive that nothing will effeclually remove this Inconvenience 
like Intrest, in rendering the Same Improvoable \v ch the easy and 
neer Access to the Same will do by the Continuation of King 
Street to the Middle part &c as well as a Considerable Increase of 
the Estate of y e Town, all whk-h \ve humbly Submitt &c And Sub- 

Daniel Oliver, Oliver Noyes, Stephen Minot, Thomas Gushing, 
Daniel Powning. 

The foregoing is a true Copie of the Original draught or return 
lying on file w th the Records of the Town of Boston. 

Exam d p JOSEPH PROUT Town Clerk 
Nov r 15 th . 1709 

Read in Council. 





from y* upcr Corner of m r Timothy woclsworths brick house 
clowne ward towards y e sea, at y* end of wood Lane upone a Line 

leveling unto a post in m r uphalls wharfe it is 53 foot 10 

inches & from thence unto an old Post that was y e Corner post of 
s d uphalls wharf it mesures 7G foot & 4 inches & so upon a 
straight Line to y e Lower end of John mumfords wharfe it 
mesures about 200 foot where s d Line Comes over s d mumfords 
Captsell 18 inches y c wholl of that sir?e is 330 foot & od inches & 
y e s d Slip at y* Street mesures 16 foot & from y* post at y e Lower 
end of m r uphalls wharf us it was formerly it mesures 1G foot 

and s d Slip unto and old post of m r . Gees wharfe which is 4 

inches within y e under pining of Joshua Gees house & aty e Lower 
end of s d Gees wharfe as now it is it Comes over y e Capsell 18 
inches & y e buildings of s d Gee stand over s d Gees Line in y e townes 
Land in severall places. 

1709/10 march 7 th Voted to be Recorded. 

E. S. moderat'. 

In as much as the first Planters and Inhabitants of of this Town , 
who then had in themselres the Sole Propriety thereof, did at their 
first Settlement here Assign & Sett apart, that Peice or parcell of 
Ground, now Kno'.vn by the name of the Old burying place in 
Boston, to be a burying place for themsolves and their Successors, 
and the Same haveing heith.-rto Since been improved to that use, 

Query Whether the prcsiut Inhabitants of the S d Town Can in 
Justice & Equity, Grant the Same, or any part thereof, to be 
improved to any other use than According to the first Intentions 
there of 

Read at y e Town meeting y* 14 th of Aug : 1710 



To his Excellency Joseph Dudley Esq r Captain General and Gov- 
erno r : in Chief in and Over hor Majostys Province of the 
Massachusetts Baye ra in New England. 

The Representation and Address of the Select men and the 
Committe appointed by the Town of Boston. 

158 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Humbly Sheweth 

That the Inhabitants of the said Town, being alarm'd with the 
Report of a Formidable French Squadron Set forth on a Secret 
Expedition, not without fears Least their designe ma}^ be for this 
Place, and Considering the Nakedness of the Town being Desirous 
to put themselves into Such Posture of Defence as on so Sudain 
an Exigence they may, have proposed, by and with your Ex- 
cellencys Allowance and Approbation, to Rayse a Line a Cross 
the Neck to give Stop to the Enemy's Rushing Suddenely into the 
Town, in Case of their Landing at the South part thereof (A thing 
Several years Since projected as a probable means for Security, 
tho' hither to unhapily Neglected) And have Granted a Sum of 
money and Rays'd a Committee forthwith to proceed in that work, 
if yo r Excellency shall be pleased to Countenance and Authorize 
the Same, for which End Yo re Petitioners at the Desire and Ap- 
pointment of the Town Wait upon your Excellency with their 
Votes hereto Annexed, for your Pleasure and Direction there- 
in. \ 

And Shall Ever pray e ra 

Boston July 6 th : 1711 


ENDING AUGUST 8 T " : 1711 

2 of Thomas Pratts. 
2 of John Cole's 
2 of William Hassey 
1 of Widdow Hassey 
1 of Abraham Hassey 

1 of Isaac Lewis 

2 of John Chamberlane jun r . 



Aug : 8 th M r Cheever 
Acco 1 of Schollars 



I Whether it would not be convenient for this Town to have a8 
many publick Wells & as far distant from one another as 
the Select men shall see meet & y* thev be made not by any 
publick rate but that every mnn Should pay a due propor- 
tion towards them ; and a good well at the East end of the 
Town House at a pretty good distance in the middle of the 


2 Whether it would not be convenient that ever}' owner of a 

House should provide one Bucket with his name set thereon 
and that men Should he chose to look after tbem y l if any 
Bucket should be broken or lost they should at the Town 
charge procure another with prsons name thereon & deliver 
it to him : so that after every owner of an House has pro- 
vided a Bucket v* after that they should be provided at the 
publick charge. 

3 Whether it be not convenient that the Tything Men Should 

have the power of Constables (during the time of fire) to 
empty Folks houses of their Goods by a Guard & to deliver 
them to a Guard that shall take care of them, and in case 
the Fire spread to remove them (by a Guard) from one 
place to another. 

4 Whether it would not be convenient that all Women and Chil- 

dren should be kept out of any lane, or Street where the 
Fire is, only them that are concerned. 

In case the Select men of Boston had been notified to appear 
before the President & councill in the year 1686 (w ch it is Sup- 
posed they never had Such Opportunity given them) they might 
have Objected. 

1 That what coraons they have belongs to all the Inhabit 48 of 

Boston, altho" improved only by those at Muddy River 

2 That the charge of Representatives & (he charge of Assessors 

lor Apportioning the Province Tax, ought in part to be 
born by them as well as others. 

3 That the charge & Expences of pambulators ought to be de- 

frayed by them 

4 Their part of a Stock of powder &c & ther renewing the Same 

\vhen decayed w ch y e Law enjoins us to Keep for y m as for 
O r Selves 

5 Their part of repairs of the Town house, & of its being rebuilt 

when that Shall hapen to be needfull 

And why they being a thriving people Should be exempt from 
bearing a Share in the releife of the poor, especialy Such foreigne 
poor as have been cast upon this Town whereof they are a 
part, might admitt of a plea. 


Vessells Entered in y c Month of June 1714 

y* 1 st Roger Honewcll y e Sloop Yorkshier from Barbados 
No Passenger's but Marriners 

160 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

2 Sam" Lowcler v e Shx>;> Dragon from South Carolina 
Edmoud Porter A Merch u 

Moses Broadstreet y fr SDO\V Sara 11 from y fr Canaryes 
No Passengers 

Ebenz Breed y e Brig 1 ". Society from Barbados 

3 d Robert Newman y e Sloop Seaflower from Comp&achey 
no passengers 

Jon a Underwood y^ Sloop Elizabeth fivm Maryland 
no passengers but A Marrmer 

John Alden y e Sloop Swallow from Anopolis 
no passengers 

Jon a . Chase y e Sloop Phillis from Rhoacl Island 
Rich d A Pewtorer 

Edward Tomlin y e Ship Hopwell from Madera 
No Passengers bat Marriuers 

4 th . John Buckley y c Sloop Mounseratt for New f d Land 
Henr\ T Hooper A Doctor 

5 th . Othini'l Beal y e . Sloop Deborah from Com^aehey 
No Passengers 

7 th : Eleaz 6 Johnson y c Brig 10 . Friendship from N. F d . Land 
No Passengers 

Rich d . Fletcher y e Ship William from Whithaven 
June 7 th : No Passengers but Marriners 

8 th . Sam 11 Harris y c . Sloop Endeavor from Rhoad Island 
Gilbert Magich 3 Children 

William Robinson y*. Ship Eliz a . & Cathrine from 

No Passengers 

10 th . Rich d Darby y e Sloop Pelloquin from Barbados 
John More A S hooe maker 

Sam 11 Hatch y e Brig* John & George from Compeachey 
No Passengers 

14 th Tho 8 . Sturges y e Sloop Charles from Conuecticot 
No Passengers 

Edward Frost y e Sloop Mary & Eliz a . from S : Carolina 
No Passengers 


15 th W m Pinsoa y e Sloop Conserne from Virginia 

N Passengers 

Dan 1 . Low y e Sloop Hannah & Mary from N-Carolina 
No Passengers 

Rijneir Vanlioese y e Sloop Unity from New York 
Eliz a . A Boston woman 

Eleaz*. Armitage y e Sloop Maulborough from N : F d . 

Peter Arno Marriner 

16 th John Pitts y e Ship John & Sarah from Antigua 
Thorn 8 Coffin A Merch' 

John Hubbart y*. Sloop Union from Newfound Land 

No Passengers 

William Filletl y e . Sloop Hopwell from N-Carolina 
June 16 th John Blush A Merch 

19 th . Nath 11 . Long y c Ship Real Gully from London 

James Wagstaf A Merch*. 

W ra Wagstaf Ditto 

Joseph Persons Ditto 

Evan John A Sawyer 

Joseph Knepton Joyner 

Doet r . Lamolet Lahe his Wife 
& Seven Marriners 

21 st . Benj a . Smith y e . Joshua & Hana h . from Maryland 
No Passengers 

25* Tho : Richards y e Sloop Reconery from Compeachey 
No Passengers 

Geraham Cobb y e Sloop Brothers Society from Con- 

No Passengers 

John Jenkins y* Brig*. Jera m . & Tho". from Surrenam 
W m . Pittmau 

26 John Freebody y*. Sloop John & Mary from New 

Madam Cooper A Widdow 

John Alden y* Sloop Fryall from Fyall 
& his boy 

[The Record torn off here.] 


Abncy, 76. 
Abot, 139. 
Acki-rs, 111. 
Acres, 150, 
f Adames, 150. 
I Adams, 76, 96, 111, 114, 115, 123, 134, 135, 


[Addams, 76, 80, 99, 131. 
Addington, 54, 88, 111. 
Adkine, 69, 73, 77, 99. 
Adkinson, 77. 
Agard, 72. 
Alden, ICO, 161. 
Alexander, 92. 
Alfords, 88. 
( Alkin, 115. 
} Orkin, 115. 
Allare, 62. 

t Allen, 55, 56, 62, 76, 110, 126, 127, 128, 131, 
I 136, 137. 
( Allin, 109, 118, 121. 
Alman, 68. 
Ambros, 141. 
America, 1. 
Anderson, 55. 
Anger, 60. 
Anopolis, 160. 
Anscomb, 108. 
Antigua, 161. 
( Apltun, 147. 
) Appltun, 147. 
Ardall, 131. 
Armitage, 59, 146, 161. 
Armory, The, 4, 6, 10, 13, 50. 
Armstrong, 62, 82. 
Arno, 161. 
Arnold, 79, 85. 
Ashton, 73. 
Aepenall, 150. 
Aspinwall, 111, 134, 135. 
I Atkenson, 64, 76. 
| Atkinson, 131. 
Atkins, 69, 73, 77. 
Atkinson, see Atkenson. 
Atwood, 114. 
Auerys, 55. 
Avery, 74. 

Babet, 118. 

Badeer, 88. 

( Baker, 24, 70, 72, 86, 87, 96, 107, 108, 118, 
120, 128, 129, 132, 143. 

( Bakr, 118. 
Baldwins, 60. 
Ball, 96, 97. 
Ballard, 73, 123. 
Balston, 91, 92. 
Bankes, 74. 
Bannister, 78. 
Barakin, 131. 

( Barbado, 56, 61. 

| Barbados, 159, 160. 

f Barber, 76, 79, 80, 131, 144. 

1 Barbr, 55, &6, 61, 62. 

] Barbor, 62, 116. 

( Barbour, 141, 144. 
Barbetin, 144. 
Barbor, see Barber. 
Barbot, 131. 
Barbour, see Barber. 

Barbr, see Barber. 

Barbut, 62. 

Baixhr., 64. 

Barger, 121. 

Barnard, 100, 107, 114, 116, 121. 

Baruedo, 00. 

Barnes, 78, 80, 93, 96, 131. 

BariH'lt, 55. 

Harnsdill, 120. 

Baruwcll, 73. 

Barr, 116. 

Barrell, 141. 

Barret, 59. 

Barringlon, 119. 

Barry, 61, 90. 

Barstow, 134, 135. 

Bartholemew, 63. 

Bartles, 133. 

Bary, 148. 

Bass, 93. 

I Basset, 62. 

| Bassett, 120. 
Bateman, 61. 
Battery, S4. 

( Bawden, 65. 

( Bawdon, 65, 
Baxter, 74. 

i Baylie, 62, 78. 

) Bayley, 88. 

f Bayly, 138. 

Beal, 160. 

Beares, 115. 

Bearstow, 111, 150. 

Beavis, 77. 

\ Beck, 72. 

j Becke, 80. 

Beckford, 99. 

Beech, 61. 

Beers, 99, 100. 

I Beetle, 100. 

} Betle, 131. 

Begretia, 58. 

( Beighton, 69, 78. 

) Beyton, 78. 

( Belcher, 86, 88, 130, 143, 148, 149. 

I Bellcher, 107. 

Belknap, 63, 75, 80, 88. 

Bellcher, see Belcher. 

Bellingham, 50. 

( Benmoor, 116. 

| Benmore, 147. 

Bennet, 78, 105. 

Bernon, 02, 88. 

Berry, 142. 

Best, 56, 74. 

Betle, see Beetle. 

Bewell, 130. 

Bewr, 58. 

Beyton, see Beighton. 

Bickford, 100. 

Bileetone, 111. 

Bill, 119, 130, 143, 148. 

Billings, 101, 102, 103, 104, 140. 

Bingham, 57. 

Birge, 61,68, 72. 

Birke, 56. 
( Biscan, 88. 
) Biscon, 62. 

Bishop. 109. 

Bittle, 58. 



Bitte, 5'. 

Blackford, &\ 

B agues, 139, 140. 

B'.akc, 69, 74. 

Bletscx , 61. 


Biithe, 59. 

Blk poynt, 58. 

Blowe, 60. 

Blush, 131, 161. 

Bolderson, 59, 74. 

Bornau, 81. 

Bonier, 107, 108. 

Borastnt, 110. 

Bonner. 6G. 

Bonus, 138. 

Boodcn, 99. 

Boomer, 1*3. 
( Boon, 133. 
) Boone, 60. 

Booth, 76. 

Borland, 85. 

Bormnn, 130. 

Boson, 110. 

Bosse, 90. 

Boston, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 
23, 24, 26, 37, 3'J, 40, 41, 42, 46. 50, 54, 55, 
62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 84, 85, 86, 
87,106,111,112, 113, 127, 128, 129, 134, 
136, 137, 139, 151, 152, 153, 154, 156, 157, 
158, 159. 

Boswick, 88. 

Boumer, 148. 

Boult, 117. 

Boulton, 73 

Bow den, 114. 

Bowes, 61. 

Boylstouc, 134, 135, 150. 

Bmdburne, 73. 

Brad Kord, 128. 

Bradinsre, 66, 76. 

Bragg, 55. 

Brantry, 53, 58. 

Brasier, 59. 
( Bralell, 64. 
\ Bratle, 63, 64. 

( Bratlle, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 128. 
( Bread en, 147. 
I Bredean, 143. 

Bream, 124. 

Breed, 160. 

Brenden, 148. 
( Brenten, 149. 
| Brenton, 4. 

Briant, 131. 

Briarly, 16. 

Brice, 58. 

Brick, 121. 

Bridewell, The, 26. 

Bridge, 53, 61, 136, 137. 

Bridge, Draw, 87. 

Great Draw, 86. 

Bridgham, 63, 64, 70, 87, 90. 

Bridgewater, 118. 

Briger, 110. 

Briggs, 88, 110. 


Brimsdon, 81,145. 
( Brinno, 105. 

Brintenal, 142. 

Briscoo, 70. 

Bristoil, 55, 58, 115. 
New, 113. 
( Broadstreet, 160. 
I Broadstreete, 51. 

Brock, 119. 

Brockurst, 88. 

Bromfeild, 87. 

Bronsdon, 70, 118. 

Brooken, 59. 

Brooking, 70. 

Brooks. H6. 

Broughtou, 4, 115. 

t Brown, 86, 90, 106, 108, 117, 122, 125, 132. 

) Browne, 88, 104, 131. 
Bryan, 57, 61. 
Bucher, 147. 
Buckland, 99. 

( Buckley, 145, 160. 

t Buckly. 53. 
Buckmaster. 134, 135. 
Buckminstcr, 150. 
B:id, 145. 
Budg, 106, 113. 
Hueno, 66. 
Bull, 56, 77. 
Bumeted. 81. 
Burbuda, 118. 

Burd, 7w. ' 

Burder, 72. 
Burgt-, 71. 
Burgess, 87. 

( Buridge. 06. 

| Burige, 66. 
Burke, 99, TOO. 
Burnard, 108. 
Burneil, I'.O. 126. 
Burrell, 100, li'3. 

( Burroughs, 78, 79, 98, 117, 120. 

( Burrowes, 57. 
Buryingplace, The, 84. 

Old, 157. 
Butcher, 64, 139, 140. 

( Butler, 74, 99, 124. 

I Buttler, 123, 124. 
Butt, The, 7, 10. 
Butter field, 64. 
Buttler, see Butler. 
Bu'tolph, 131. 

( Byaro, 72. 

| Byre, 72. 

Cable, 131. 
Cables, 60. 
Cahoone, 77. 
Caiott, 107. 

I Caldwell, 71. 

) Cbaldwuli, 71. 
Caleraft, 104. 
Callender, 74, 81. 
Callrnan, 57. 
Camboll, 88. 

J Cambr, 126. 

( Cambridge 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 30, 37, 38, 45, 60. 
Cannard, 55. 
Cannon, 94. 
Canter, 130. 

( Carey, 103, 140. 

| Gary, 139. 
Carle, 57. 
Carlile, 117. 
Carne, 75. 
Games, 121. 
Carolina, 61. 

North, 161. 
South, 160. 
Carpentr, 122. 
Carr, 108. 
Carroll. 61. 
Cart, 139, 140. 
Carter, 59, 75, 138. 
Carwithee, 115. 
Casey, 65. 
Castle, The, 26. 
Center, 143, 148. 
("haddock, 78, 81. 
Charlwick, 81, 88, 109. 
Chaffin,90, 123. 
Clink! well, Pee Caldwell. 

rChitmbrling, 143. 

I Ch;rmheln, 148 

1 Chamberlain, 129, 150. 

] Chamberlaue, 158. 

j Ch:.mber)en. 48. 

(('hitmberline, 111, 123. 
Chamli-tt, 107. 



Cliamplin, 108. 
Chnmpuey, 116. 
Chundler, 75. 
Ciiuuy, see Cbeany. 
Chapman, 58. 

( Chui iestown, 56, 59, 61, 81. 

{ Charlstown, 123. 

( Chtown, 126. 
Charuock, 121. 
Chase, 160. 
Chuuucey, 125. 

( Cheauey, 71. 

( Chany, 71. 

( Chcckley, 65. 

/ Chcckly, 123. 
Cheever, 103, 158. 
Chesly, 58. 
Chesson, 50. 
Chicklcy, 88. 

( Child, 61, 65, 70, 111, 134, 135, 150. 

| Childe, 70, 71. 
Cbivcrs, 88, 
Christopher, 88. 
Chtown, see Charlestown. 
Chucke, 57. 
Church, 74. 
Church, Boston, 51. 
Ciswick, 109. 
Clumpit, 81, 90. 
Clap, 122. 

f Clark, *5, 93, 94,111, 117, 118, 119, 120, 124, 

135, 144. 
1 Clarke, 4, 56, 61, 68, 71, 75, 76, 88, 131, 134, 

L 145, 150. 
Clay, 93, 131. . 
Clear, 118. 
Clearke, 88. 
Cleate, 57. 

Clemans, 101,102, 104. 
Clempson, 68. 
Clesbey, 145. 
Clifford, 151. 

JClougb, 105. 
Clow, 132. 
Clowe, 88. 

Co 114. 

Coats, 99, 100, 
Cobb, 78, 138, 161. 
Cobdeu, 62. 
Cobit, 25. 
Cock, 81. 

( Cockee, 77. 

? Cockey, 77. 
Cocket, 72. 
Cockey, see Cockee. 
Coffin, 161. 
Coain, 4. 

( Colborne, 24, 58. 

/ Coleburne, 6S. 
Cole, 61, 72, 75, 88, 124, 158. 

\ Coleman, 102. 

I Colman, 78, 118, 147. 
Coleworthy 90, 120. 

( Colins, 144. 

\ Collens, 133. 

( Collins, 108, 124. 
Collidge, The, 26,50. 

Harvard, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 30, 37, 

38, 45. 
Herbert, 14. 
Collier, 81, 94, 99. 

i ColHuon, 118. 

I Colson, 115. 
Colman, sec Coleman. 
Colmar, 142. 
Colson, see Collison. 
Coltman, 13'). 
Comer, 63, l'J4. 
Company, Artillery, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10. 

Military, 8. 

Compeachey, 100, 161. 
Concord, 53, 60. 
Condey, 116. 

Conduit, The, 86. 
Coney, 64, 88, 119, 121. 
Counant, 81. 
Connecticut, 160, 161. 
Conncrs, 108. 
Couriers, 88. 
Conningham, 88. 
Conyers, 90. 

( Cook, 99, 1 .3, 147. 

) Cooke, 58, 60, 68, 72, 84, 88. 
Cooksou, 117. 
Coomer, 119. 
Cooper, 81,105, 147, 161. 
Coot, 100. 

( Cop, 65, 120. 

| Copp, 65, 77, 115. 
Cops, 114. 
Cornish, 88, 90. 
Corn hill, 33. 
Corpus, 57. 
Costine, 61. 
Cotta, 128. 

( Gotten, 60. 

/Cotton, 24, 29,32, 33. 
County of Suffolk, 113. 
Courser, 123. 
Court, The, 16. 

County, 54, 55, 58. 
Gem-all, 3, 14, 29, 30, 31, 32-34, 35. 
High Commissio, 49. 
Court House, 50. 
Coventry, 29. 
Cove, The, 85, 126, 154, 155, 156. 

Damerice, 56. 
Cowdre, 114. 

( < 'owel, 68. 

| Co well, 59, 68, 73, 77. 
Cowes, 74. 

( Cox, 117. 
Coxe, 88. 
Coy, 98. 
Crafford, 80. 
Crayfords, 69. 
Greece, 118. 

J Creek, 74. 
Creeke, 63. 
Ciicke, 63. 
Creek, The, 86. 
Creeke, see Creek. 
Creige, 94. 
Crew, 107. 
I Critchfeald, 107. 
(Ciitchrield, 94,95. 
( Crisp, 67, 131. 
I Crispe, 67. 
Crokett, 62. 
( Crookes, 71. 
| Crooks, 71. 
Cros, 132. 
Cross, 99. 
Crouch, 85, 146. 
Croutch, 92. 
Crow, 81, 132. 
Crovvly, 104. 
A Cu liver, 144. 
? Gulliver, 99, 100,141. 
Cumins, 81. 

Cundit, The, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13. 
Curlile, 73. 
(Cushin, 145. 
{ Cushine, 58. 

( Gushing, 77, 81, 84, 86, 156. 
Cuttle, 57. 

Dalbcr, 144. 

Dale, 58, 69. 

Dansou,57, 132. 

Darby, 160. 

Darris, 57. 

Davenport, 21, 24, 88, 93. 

Davey, 95. 



{Dauis, 79. 

Duer, 76, 147. 

Davice, 150. 

Dullarok, 106. 

Davis, 67, 73, 79, 85, 86, 88,96, 106, 107, 109, 

Dumber, M. 

110, 134, 135. 

Dumer, 88. 

Davise, 111. 

Dunkin, 104. 

I Dawes, 102. 

Dunton, 79, 111. 

) Daws, 139, 140. 

Durnford, 70. 

Dawson, 61,94, 139, 140. 

Durrell, 115. 

Day, 92, 106, 120. 

Dyer, 67, 75, 80, 99. 

Days, 91. 
Dean, 147. 
Dearelove, 98. 
Deboyse, 57. 
Decaster, 138. 

Eads, 119. 
Eager, 125. 
Eamons, 106. 
Earle, 98, 99, 100, 119, 120, 121. 

Kiirtliic 80 

Dedham, 56, 60. 
( Deering, 78, 86. 
{Dereing, 152. 
( Dering, 152, 153. 
Dejatts, 88. 
Dellorick, yl. 
\ Demcrct, 100. 
) Demerit, 99. 
Demerre, 118, 121. 

Eaton, 106.' 
( Edgerton, 64. 
( Egerton, 57. 
Edser, 104. 
Edwards, 70, 72, 73, 96, 125. 
Egerton, see Edgerton. 
Egleslon, 119. 
Eleston, 131. 
Eleutheria, 61. 

Denison, 51. 
Dennis, 94, 107, 116, 125. 
Denning, 77. 
Deno, 131. 
Dent, 103. 

( Klice, 150. 
\ Ellis, 79, 106, 134, 135. 
( Elilse, 111. 
( EUott, 59. 
) Elliott 14. 

Dereing, see Deering. 
Dering, see Deering. 
Deuter, 148. 
De Vaux, 62. 
Deven, 63. 

Ellen, 90*. 
Elliott, see Eliott. 
Ellis, see Ellice. 
Ellise, see Ellice. 
Emblin 75. 

( Devenport, 147. 
\ Devnport, 147. 
\ Devotian, 111. 
1 Devotion, 134, 135, 150. 
Devorex, 81. 
Deweng, 131. 
Dewer, 70, 75, 76. 
Dickerson, 90. 
( Dinsdale, 92, 106. 
I Dinsdel, 92. 
Dobledee, 59, 61. 
Dobson, 61. 
Dock, The, 84, 87, 126. 
Bendall's, 86. 
Town, 86, 87, 126. 
I Dolbear, 84, 87, 97, 98. 
| Dolbeere, 72. 
Dolbin, 79, 
Dolinge, 57. 
Doight, 88. 
Donell, 125. 
Dorchest r , 55, 57, 80, 81. 
Dorrington, 126. 
Dossett, 131. 
Dovorin, 103. 
Dow, 106, 146. 

Emerson, 72. 
( Ernes, 65, 100. 
< Emmes, 65. 
( Emms, 99. 
< Emonds, 108. 
( Emons, 88, 110. 
Emory, 147. 
England, 19, 25, 26, 32,41, 47, 48,51,53,59,61,62. 
New, 1,2,3, 12, 20, 21, 25, 26, 32, 
33, 37, 38, 39, 42, 45, 47, 48, 51, 
61, 136, 137, 157. 
Old, 3, 12, 20, 27, 38, 33, 42, 45, 48, 
49, 50, 51, 61. 
English, 145. 
Engs, 77, 108. 
Eraskin, 76. 
( Eustes, 142. 
JEusticcs 1:50. 
f Busts, 147, 148. 
Even s,145. 
Everell, Gl. 
Everos, 57. 
Exchange, The, 133. 
Eyre, 87, 105. 
Eyres, 88. 

Dowden, 68, 99, 108. 

( Fairweathor, 88. 

Dowding, 100. 

] Fayerwcather, 03, 75. 


( Ffaierwc-ther, 63. 

Downing, 81, 99, 100, 114, 118, 122. 

Fanneuil, 88. 

Dowse, 61, 105. 

Fare, 99. 

Dowdn, 61. 

Fares, 140. 

\ Downtman, 69. 

Faruum, 10J, 104, 114, 117, 119, 140. 

I Dowtman, 69. 

JFarrell, 77. 

Drake, 60. 

Farris, 101, 139. 

Draper, 78. 

Faulkner, 94. 

Drayer, 132. 

Fay, 98. 

} Drew, 111,150. 

Fayerweather, see Fairweather. 

) Drue, 10% 134, 135. 

Fcathcrgill, 99. 

Drinkwater, 139, 140. 

Feildor, 71. 

Drisco, 9:5, 107. 

Fenton, 79. 

Driver, 70. 

Fenwick, 09. 

Druce, 111,134, 135,150. 

Ferryman. 95. 

Drue, see Drew. 

( Fcthcrgailc, 116. 

Drurv, 139, 140. 

) Fethergale, 118. 

I Du'bbleday, 95. 

Fetter, 78. 


Ffeavor, 25. 

Duddale, 106. 

Ffeu, 29. 

I Dudley, 157. 

Fferry, 58. 

| Dudly, 37. 

( Ffisher, 58, 60. 

Due, 90, 92. 

Fisher, 70, 92, 123. 



Ffitzmorris, 57. 


Ffogg, 57. 

Gelbart, 145. 

Ffoot, 31. 

George, 71, 78,81,88. 

( Fford, 59. 

Gctchell, lift. 

j Ford, 83. 

( Gibbins, 5o, 131. 

Fforrest, 56. 

I Gil>bons, 24. 

( Ffotr-egill, 70. 

( Gibbs, 57, 116, 126. 

| Fforthegill, 70. 

| Gibs, 117,131. 

Ffox, 58. 

Gibes, 110. 

Ffraneis, 66. 

Gibs, see Gibbs. 

1'irankes, 59. 

Gibson, 67. 

Ffrankline, 60. 

Gifls, 148. 

Ffreuch, 55, 56. 

Gigins, 100. 

Ffullcr, 53, 59, 65. 

I Gilam, H4. 

Ffunoll, 62. 

I Giilam, 69. 

( Fich, 108. 

Gilbert, 53, 67. 

j Fitch, 74, 85, 88, 90, 92, 128. 
( Ffitch, 61. 

( Giles, 90, 123,144. 
fOill, 116. 

Fillett, 161. 

Gillara, see Gilam. 

Fisher, see Fflsher. 

Gillings, 8S. 

Fisblock, 129. 

Gilmore, 141,144. 

Fitch, see Fich. 

Gip^on, 104, 109, 146. 

Fitchyou, 88. 

Givau, "3. 

Flack, 122. 

Glasse, ^9. 

Flatts, The, 152, 153, 154, 155. 

Glover, lai. 

Fletcher, 53, 118, 160. 

Goddart, fc8. 

I Flod, 148. 

( Godfera, 147. 

| Flood, 92, 130. 
Floyd, 142. 

\ Godfcry,147. 
( Godfrey, 78. 

Ford, see Fford. 

Goff, 114, 118, 124. 

Fosdick, 146. 

{ Goftc, 74. 

( Ffoster, 66. 

Gold, 1-24. 

J Foster, 64, 66, 115, 116. 
( Fostor, 145. 

Goling, 147. 
Goocli, 108,109,110. 

Fowl, 120, 121. 

Good, 62. 

Fowles, 70, 74. 
$ Fox Craft, 147. 

I Goodale, 63, 107. 
I Goodall, 61. 

1 Foxcroft, 147. 

Goodman, 61. 

Foy, 147. 

( Goodwin, 119, 120, 125. 

Franklin, 106, 122, 123, 131. 

( Goodwine, 57. 

Frary, 74. 

Goose, 93, 94, 95. 

Freebody, 161. 

Gooser, 104. 

Freeman, 72, 93. 

Gorge, 96. 

French, 100, 118, 121,126. 

Gorony, 147. 

Frisbie, 57. 

Gosse, 59. 

Frizell, 116, 119, 121. 

j Goudge, 132. 

Frost, 160. 

/ Gouge, 88, 131. 

Fuller, 129. 

Grafton, 75. 

Funill, 110. 

Grandey, 134. 

Furber, 94. 

Grannere, The, 4, 5, 10, 13, 50. 

( Furbour, 77. 

Grant, 123, 145. 

t Furborow, 77. 

Graves, 70, 80. 

Fyall, 161. 

Gray, 41,76, 119, 120. 

( Green, 61, 70, 121, 122, 124, 132, 133, 145, M7. 

Gage, 58. 

I Greene, 61, 71, 72, 144. 

Gallere, The, 4, 5, 13. 

( Grcnc, 125. 

Gallon, 141. 

Greeuhill, 77. 

I Gallop, 125. 

{ Grecnleaf, 81. 

| Gallup, 94. 

{ Greeulicfe, 75. 

Garaon, 145. 

( Grenlef, 131. 

Ganet, 57. 

Greenough, 72, 74. 

f Gardener, 111. 

Greenwood, 72, 73. 

\ Gardiner, 66. 

Grene, sej Green. 

\ Gardner, 66, 69, 70, 111, 119, 124, 134, 135, 

Grenian, 96. 

( 150. 

Grenlef, see Greenleaf. 

Gare, 93. 

Grice, 99, 122. 

Garnock, 132. 

Grid ley, 79. 

Gams, 82. 

Grifeth, 70. 

( Garratt, 101, 102. 

Griggs, 100, 106, 137. 

1 Garrett, 76. 

Grignon, 61. 

Gaskil, 88. 

Grom, 93. 

Gaskin, 65. 

( Groose, 93. 

( Gachell, 64. 

] Gross, 95. 

\ Gatchell, 64. 

( Grosse, 61. 

( Gatflhill, 60. 

Grove, 115. 

Gates, ] 11, 134, 135, 150. 

Grover, 132. 

Gaud, 114. 

Guill, 116. 

Gavott, 105. 

Gunner, 7. 

Gay, 64. 

Outrage, 131. 

Gea, 147. 

Gutridg, 119. 

I Gear, 108. 

Guy, 61, 82, 107. 

) Geare, 107. 

( Gwin, 92, 139. 

Gee, 114, 115, 125, 157. 

I Gwinn, 73. 

Geenc>, 144. 

( Gwine, 140. 



Gyls, 143. 

( Habberfield, 64. 

{ Haberfeild, 72. 

( Hebcrfeild, 72. 
Haies, 88. 
Haile, 65. 

Dall, 24, 25, 56, 85, 92, 97, 103, 118, 133. 
Halsy, 119. 
HalwMI, 88. 
Hainan, 120, 126. 
Hambleton, 58. 

\ Hamclton, 65. 

( Hamilton, 65. 
Hamlin, 61, 77. 
Hammet, 110. 
Haiuond, 09. 

( Hampten, 56. 

) Hampton, 58. 
Hanagine, 55. 
Han bury, 81. 

J Ilauna, 115. 

( Hannah, 98. 
Harbert, 66. 
Hardy, 80. 

!Haris, 135, 150. 
Harris, 61, 73, 77, 102, 117, 119, 134, 135, 160. 
Hanise, 111. 
arrisun, 66, 68, 105. 
Harwood, 66. 

( Hascy, 142, 148. 

I Uassey, 158. 
Hatch, 160. 
Hatberly, 104. 

( Haucfl, 147. 
llawcs, 56. 

Hawkins, 56, 72, 73, 133. 
Hay den, 92. 
Haynes, 58, 70. 
Hayward, 69, 72. 
Head, 1-21, 140. 
Heath, 132, 146. 
Heberfcild, see Habberfield. 
Henchman, 145. 
Henly, 88, 114. 
Hcppe, 90. 
Herage, 133. 
Hcrrard, 79. 
Hersy, 130. 
Hervv, 101. 

( Heiies, 141, 144. 

( Hewes, 66. 
llewell, 99. 
Howes, see Heues. 
Ileyman, 61. 
Hibbins, 51. 

( Ilickes, 81. 

I Hicks, 71. 
Higcrius, 90. 
Hlggfl, 50. 

Highway, The, 85, 87. 
Hill, 57, 75, 78, 79, 85, 88, 106, '128, 132, 133, 

miliard, 71, 93. 

( Hillton,93, 107. 

I Hilton, 108. 
Ilipiidge, 123. 
Hiskct, 129. 
Hobbs, 58. 
Hobson, 70. 
Uo:;sdon, 107. 
Holehoak, 147. 
Holeman, 71. 
Holcwa, 143. 
Holland, 111, 134, 135, 139, 140. 

( Holmes, 59, 68, 120, 133. 

I Homes, 58, 73, 79. 
Holon, 150. 
Homes, sec Holmes. 

( Honewell, 159. 

I Houiwell, 02. 

( Houniwell, 94. 
Honyard, 139, 140. 

Hood, 115. 

Hooper, 101, 160. 
Hopkins, 59. 
Hoppen, 55. 
Hornbucklc, 133. 
Horteu, 61. 
llorsnel, 144. 
Hough, 129, 146. 
Houley, 148. 

House, Jdarkett, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 50. 
Meeting, 4, 5. 
Town, 13, 84, 136, 158, 159. 

School, 84. 
Watch, 136. 
Work, 23. 

( How, 122, 125. 

I Howe, 147. 
Howard, 77, 116, 118. 
Howell, 75. 
Howes, 58. 

( Hubbard, 87. 

{ Ilubbart, 161. 

( Hubbcrt, 88. 

\ Huchiu, 142. 

( H uchen, 148. 
Hucine, 1)8. 

Hudson, 57, 85, 94, 99, 107. 
Hues, 132. 
Hull, 53, 85, 160. 
Humphreys, 92. 
Htiugerford, 88. 
Bunny well, 88, 91. 
Hunt, 55, 87, 90, 115, 122, 123, 132. 
Hurst, 119, 124. 

Huichinson, 71, 84, 85, 86, 115, 116, 119, 120, 

Hand, Lone, 55. 
Indicott, 123, 125. 
Insilesby, 75. 

![ngrabam, 79, 89. 
Ingram, 79, 98, 132. 
( Inglish, 115. 
( Inlish, 1 15. 
( Ipswich, 58, 59, 96. 
I Ipswitch, 97. 
Ireland, 95, 130. 
Irclande, 59. 
Irland.93, 143, 148. 
Island, Long. 60, 13^. 
Islands, Canary, 160. 
j I very, 140. 
( Ivory, 139. 

( Jarklin, 139, 140. 
) Jackliug, 147. 

Jackson, ?:, 74, 79, 84, 89, 123, 147. 
Jacobbs, 146. 
Jacob, 74. 
( Jamaca, 57. 
I Jamaica, 58, 91, 106. 
Jane, 76. 
Jarvice, 129 
Jarvis, 81, 89, 94. 
Ji-fferB, 81. 
Jcffreis, 132. 
Jenkens, 108, 110. 
Jcukiiif, 61, 70, 81, 161. 
Jeuncr, 61. 
I Jepson, ?0, 144. 
I Jpson, 141. 
.Jewell, 114. 
Jewster, 1-17. 
Joans, 107, 108. 
John, 161. 

t JohuHon, 43, 51, 57 : 70, 71, 74, 86, 89,99,160. 
I Johnston, 70. 
Joles, Ho. 
Jones, 58, 60, 61, 68, 77, 90, 93, 108, 115, 116, 


Josline, 86. 
Joyliffe, 85. 
Jpson, see Jepson. 
Juge, 61. 


f > 

Library, The, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 37, 50. 

Kates, 80. 

1 Lillie, 55, 67, 77, 96. 

Kay, 72. 

f Lilly, 60, 67, 75, 80, 138. 

Keach, 116, 119. 

Lime, 56. 

( Kean, 94. 
{ Keen, 99. 
( Keene, 132. 
Keates, 65,64,65, 79, 80. 

Limes, 55. 
I Lin, 143. 
| Lyn, "24, 25, 81. 
t Lindes, 132. 

Keayne, 1, 3, 5, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 37, 

) Lynde, 128. 

38, 39, 43, 45, 46, 50, 51 , 62, 53, 54. 

Linscy, 108. 

Keen, see Kean. 

Linsford, 100 

Keene, see Kean. 

Linthorne, 89. 

Kecscs, 79. 

Lion, see Lyon. 

Keito, 138. 

( Liscom, 1U8. 

Kclbic, 77. 

| Liscon, 108. 

Kellond, 145. 

Litchfeild, 57. 

Kelly, m. 

Littlcfeild, 56. 

Kelsy, 1 0. 

S Loader, 76. 

Kcltou, 106. 

Loder, 76. 

Kemble, 70, 121. 

Loadrs, 61. 

Kcmpthorn, 92. 

Loder. see Loader. 

Kempton, 121. 

Loe. 145. 

Kendrick, 111. 

London, 1, 8, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31, 32, 35, 41, 47, 

Kenney, 132. 

50, 73, 85, 161. 

Kent, 94. 

New, 59, 60. 

Kerfbill, 80. 

( Long, 107, 108, 109, 114, 161. 

Key, 72. 

( Longc, 78. 

Kibby, 134, 135. 

Loorton, 82. 

( Kilbey, 131, 132, 133. 

( Low, 108, 144, 161. 

1 Kilbic, 78. 

1 Lowe, 132. 

( Kilby, 78. 

Lowdcn, 124. 

j Kilcup, 75, 78, 80. 

Lowder, 90, 160. 

/ Kilcupp, 73. 
Kinbord, CO. 

( Lowel, 92. 
| Lowell, 132, 141. 

Kine, 116. 

Lowle, 81. 

Kinecome, 130. 

Lowrcll, 96. 

I King, 79, 81, 90, 124, 125. 

Loyd, 132. 

| Kinge, 72. 

Lucy, 86. 

Kinked, 76. 

Ludden, 58. 

Kirke, 61. 

Lurnbord, 81. 

Knepton, 161. 
Knight, 61, 71, 72, 100, 121. 

Lumdale, 58. 
I Luscomb, 92. 

Knighton, 80. 

1 Luscombe, 72, 73, 74, 79. 

Knowleman, 74. 

Lyn, Bee Lin. 

Lynds, see Lindes. 

Ladd, 94. 

J Lyon, 90. 

Lake, 6, 85, 86. 

\ Lion, 150. 

Lamb, 73. 

Lambshead, 65. 

Mabcly, 74. 

Lamolet, 161. 

( Macarty, 132. 

Lamson, 118. 

{ Macartie. 73. 

Landsman, 74. 

( Mackarty, 72, 117. 

Lane, 58, 99. 

Macdaniel'l, 55, 60. 

Lane, Wings, 128. 
Wood, 157. 

Bfackaiiy, see Macarty. 
Mackcloghlan, 90. 

Lang, 74. 

Mackhuc, 91. 

Langdon, 76. 

Mackmorcn, 133. 

Langley, 94, 106. 

Macksfild, 109. 

Lanmau, 144. 

Macum, 117. 

Lanne, 107. 

Madcra, 160. 

Largin, 60. 

Madson, 133. 

Larience, 93. 

( Maddockes, 69. 

Larkin, 106. 

) Madoxcs, 69. 

Luttaney, y4. 
Laurance, 101. 

Mngnzene, The, 6, 10, 11. 
Nfagicb, 160. 

Luwscn, 59. 

Magoon, 99. 

Lazenbee, 122. 

( Maiden, 56, 57, 60. 

) Leach, 101, 104. 

|Moldon, 119. 

) Leech, 56. 

Mallet, 76. 78. 

Leason, 111. 

Malyne, 80. 

Lebush, 75. 

Man, 98, 133. 

Lee, 59, 77, 99, 120, 132, 138. 

ManifiM, 110. 

Leech, see Leach. 

Mans, D8. 

( Logan. 1 , 02. 

Mansfcild, 25. 

( Legarr, 80. 

Marbcl, 142, 148. 

Legcro, 1:33. 

Marblchead, 56,57, 59, 60. 

Lcgg, 83. 

Marchant, 94. 

Lethcrlon, 133. 

( Mare, 81, 116. 

Lett, 138. 

I Mayor, 81. 

) Leaven worth, 69. 

Marcs, 94. 

1 Leveuworth, 64, 69. 

( Marion, 69, 84, 8'., 136, 137, 148. 

Leveret, 87. 

( Maryou, 158. 

Lewes, 130. 

Markc, 73. 


Markes, 59. 
Market, The, 9. 
Market, Common, 5. 

( Maryborough, 60. 

J Marlcbrow, 59. 

( Marlborough, 113. 
Marriner, 60. 
Marrines, 60. 
Marsh, 59, 60. 
Marsh, Rumney, 3, 103, 130, 142, 148, 158. 

4 Marshal, DO, 94. 

; Marshall, 76, 85, 93, 99, 100. 

/ Martin, 99. 

? Martine, 80. 

f Martyn, 116, 118. 
Marverick, 143. 
Mary Land, 58, 160, 161. 
Maryon, see Marion. 
Mason, 57, 71,76, 92, 123, 124, 146, 147. 
Massachusetts, 159. 
Masson, 89. 
Mastinges, 56. 

( Mathegline, 61. 

I Maitegline, 79. 

I Mathcwes, 61, 79. 

jMathews, 90,92. 
Matson, 56, 58, 60, 61, 98, 128. 
Mattason, 124. 
Mattockes, 58, 71. 
Maverick, 130. 
Maxwell, 113, 132. 
Mayne, 96. 
Mayor, see Mare. 
Mckcnzy, 123. 
Means, 106. 

SMcares, 132. 
Mears, 87. 
Meeres, 72, 89. 
Medfeild, 21, 24. 
Med winter, 81. 
Mecrcs, see Meares. 
Melyen, 77, 80. 
Menis, 105. 
Mens, 147. 
Merridalc, 72. 
I Merrifeld, 101, 144. 
I Merryfeild, 109. 
Merriset, 99. 
Men-it, 90. 

Merryfeild, see Merrifeld. 
( Messenger, 89. 
( Messinger, 84. 
Micarta, 89. 
Micoo, 147. 
( Medlecot, 69. 
| Middlecott, 69, 123. 
( Middlecot, 64, 72. 
Midgley, 67. 
Mighell, 80. 
Milford, 58. 
Millar, 55, 56. 
Mills, 81, 90. 
Mills, North Grist, 115. 
( Minot, 85, 139, 156. 
I Minolt, 104, 140, 147. 
Moldon, see Maiden. 
Moligan, 61. 
( Moline, 75. 
I Molline, 77. 
Momford, 132. 
( Monck, 74. 
I Monke, 60, 71, 78. 
Monsall, 96, 97. 
( Moutear, 133. 
? Montier, 62. 
Moody, 132, 137. 
f Moor, 121. 

J Moore, 61, 79, 80, 100, 117. 
1 More, 61, 62, 107, 108, 114, 117, 121, 145, 
[ 160. 
Morecock, 89. 
Morean, 111, 134, 135, 150. 
Morrell, 58. 
liorro, 91. 

Morse, 80, 89. 
Morset, 109, 110. 
Mortimore, 121, 123. 
Morto, 9-2. 
Moses, 110. 

i Moss, 105. 

( Mosse, 21, 22, 23, 46, 50, 51. 
Mott, 137. 
Mount, 100. 

SMountford, 93. 
Mounttort, 115, 117, 118. 
Mudd, 55. 

Muddy river, 106, 111, 112, 134, 135, 150, 159. 
Mus, 149. 

Mulbery, 106. 
Mullbcrry, 91. 
Muligeu, 139. 
Mulligan, 140. 
I Mumford, 157. 
) Muuford, 75, 81. 
Mundon, 66. 
Munford, ei-e Mumford. 
( Munjcy, 123. 
I Munjoy, 126. 
Munt, 99, 100. 
Murravin, 96. 
Mushet, 68. 
Muspcy, 130. 
Myers, 115. 

Neale, 60, 74, 106. 
Neck, The, 158. 
Needam, 76, 81, 123. 
Negus, 89. 
Nelson, 80, 118, 133. 
Nettle, 55. 

( Neuill, 56. 

) Newel, 82. 
Nevil, 94. 
Nevin, 76. 
Nevis, 55, 57, 58, 59. 
Newbey, 68. 
New Brissoll, 91. 

found Land, 55, 58, 59, 62, 160, 161. 
Lond, 125. 

Yorke, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62, 161. 
Newel, see Neuil. 
Newgat, 130. 
Newhall, 134, 135. 
Newman, 160. 

( Nicho'.es, 69, 139. 

I Nichols, 69, 91, 92, 101, 103, 140. 

( Nicolls, 122, 123. 

SNiccollson, 64. 
Nicholson, 57, 64, 144. 
Nicolson, 132. 
Noaks, 92, 140. 
Norris, 121. 
Norton, 5, 14, 24, 51. 
Norwell, 117. 
Nowell, 55, 132. 
( Noyce, 108. 
1 Noyes, 156. 

( Oakes, 74. 

\ Onks, 13S. 

( Okes, 138. 
Obbinson, 73, 75, 76, 77. 

1 Obbison, 73. 
Oder, 144. 
Oen, 142, 148. 
Okes, see Oakes. 
Olam, 147. 

| Oliver, 86, 100, 110, 125, 158. 

I Olliver, 21. 
Onion, 60. 
Opcr, 80. 
Orchard, 70. 
Orkin, see Alkin. 
Orrange, 121. 

( Osborn, 146. 
Osborne, 71, 89. 



Oscar, 58. 
Ostler, 52. 
Otis, 108. 
Overton, 116. 
Oxnahaon, 58. 

Pacye, 37, 

I Page, 129, 142, 148. 

I Paige, 54. 

fPaien, 66. 

J Pain, 90. 

1 Paine, 57, 59, 74, 75, 78, 107, 147. 

[ Payne, 76. 
Palfrey, 67. 

Palmer, 55, 57, 61 , 73, 129. 
Parera, 59. 
Parham, 100. 

Parker, 4, 52, 53, 54, 80, 117, 134, 135. 
Parkman, 94, 95. 
Parmenter, 145. 
Parrara, 100, 114. 
Parrett, 118. 
Parris, 70, 89. 
Parson, 67. 
Parsons, 89. 
Pary, 110. 

t Pasco, 92. 

j Pascoe, 55. 

Pascataqua, 56, 58, 59, 60. 
Paatre, 151. 

( Pattishal, 75. 

| Pattishall, 75. 
Paxton, 92. 

f Peacock, 96. 
J Peacocke, 56. 

1 Pecock, 110. 

[ Peecock, 108. 

( Pearce, 62, 77, 79, 80, 114. 

| Pearse, 70, 110. 

( Peirce, 58, 76, 116, 119. 

Pease, 64. 

Pecke, 76. 

Pecker, 64. 

Pecock, see Peacock. 

Peecock, see Peacock. 

( Pegge, 103. 

| Peggy, 78, 90. 
Peggies, 57, 60, 61. 
Peggy, see Pcgge. 
Peirce, see Pearce. 
Poll, 99. 

( Peraberton, 72. 

{ Pembertons, 89. 

( Pemerton, 25. 
Pembroke, 55. 
Pemerton, see Pemberton. 
Pen, 24. 
Pennant, 66. 

J Penniman, 92. 

I Pennyman, 115. 
Pensilvania, 59. 

( Perkens, 133. 

1 Perkins, 76, 98, 120, 123. 

{Perre, 120. 
Pcrrey, 133. 
Pcrrie, 89. 
Perry, 58, 72, 90. 
Perrin, 58, 60, 90. 
Perry, see Perre. 

( Person, 115. 

| Persons, 67, 161. 
Pettingtou, 94. 
Pbcuix, 61. 

1 Phillips, 56, 59, 68, 89, 90, 92, 136. 

) Phylips, 120, 126. 
Phips, 93, 112, 145, 150. 
Pbylips, see Phillips. 
Pilkinson, 138. 
Pillary, The, 4. 
Pike, 90, 92. 
Pirn, 85,86,90. 
Pine, 125. 
Pineau, 61. 
Pmson, 161. 

Piper, 59. 
Pittam, 124. 
Pittington, 95. 
Pittman, 161. 
Pitts, 100, 116, 161. 
Place, Market, 4, 9, 10. 
Trayning, 6. 

( Plaisted, 119, 120. 

J Plasted, 99. 
Platforme, The, 6, 7, 10. 
Platt, 59. 
Plumer, 131. 
Plymouth, 51. 
Poawling, 94. 
Poerb~t, 101. 
Point Pullen, 119. 
Polle, 146. 
Pond, Mill, 87. 
Poole, 56, 75, 81, 93, 95, 117. 
Pordage, 78. 89. 
Pore, 59. 

Porter, 69, 76, 89, 138, 160. 
Portigise, 145. 
Portogall, 107. 

( Pounding, 131, 133. 

( Powndinge, 79. 
Powell, 80. 
Powning, 156. 
Poynting, 55. 
Prance, 69. 

( Prat, 110, 148. 

\ Pratt, 57, 77, ISO, 142, 143, 158. 
Preist, 104. 
Presby, 139. 
Prescot, 17. 
Presman, 65. 

Price, 56, 91, 102, 106, 126. 
Prince, 118. 
Prissall, 59. 

( Procter, 82, 117, 124, 131. 

] Prockter, 126. 

( Proctor, 82, 117. 
Prot, 148. 

Prout, 76, 77, 87, 112, 122, 124, 125, 128, 158. 
Providence, 58, 71. 
Province, Massachusetts Baye, 157. 
Pullen, 145. 
Pulman, 61, 138. 
Purbank, 93. 
Purham, 90. 
Purry, 75. 
Purslow, 117. 

Rand, 25, 55. 
Randolph, 59. 
Ranger, 89. 
Ransford, 145. 
Ratt, 56. 
Ratlifte, 60. 
Raven, 62. 
Ravenscroft, 73, 7i). 

( Kawley, 77. 

| Rayley, 77. 
Rawline, 121. 
Rawlins, 117. 
Rawson, 43, 51, 54. 
Raymant, 57. 
Raynsford, 75, 80. 

( Read, 94, 107. 

I Keade, 71, 77, 80. 

( Reed, 115. 
Renals, 133. 
Rcnnic, 78. 
Reynolds, 91, 92. 

Rhoad Island, 57, 60, 108, 126, 180. 
Richards, 133, 161. 

( Richardson, 121. 

| Ritchardson, 150. 
Ricraft, 96. 
Ridle, 56. 
Ridley, 93. 
Ridgcl, 89. 
Righton, 152. 


j Risley, 59. 

/ Rissely, 59. 

Ritchardson, see Richardson. 
Rix, f>7. 

\ Robarts, 132. 

J Roberts, 123, 145. 
Robbins, 90. 

( Robenson, 145. 

| Robinson, 57, 58, 59, 61, 120, 129, 160. 

( Robisin, 61. 
Roberts, see Robarts. 

( Robie, 116, 117. 

I Roby, 74. 

Robinson, sec Robenson. 
Robison, see Robenson. 
Roby, see Robie. 
Rogers, 74, 89, 90, 132. 
Role, 108. 
Rolens, 110. 
Roleson, 1^0. 
Rolston, 89. 
Ronald, 144. 
Round, 96. 

( Rouse, 116. 

) Rowse, 80. 
Row, Merchants, 86. 
Rowe, 75, 93. 
Rowell, 121. 
Rowlandson, 117. 
Rowse, see Rouse. 
Roxbury, 21, 24, 59, 71, 73, 82. 
Royall, 96, 139, 140. 
Huc-k. 121. 
Hue, 58, 92, 138. 
4 Ruggles, 58, 89. 

I Rugles, 132, 150. 
Ruie, 94. 

( Russel, 95. 

} Russell, 81, 89, 116, 117, 125, 139, 140. 
Rutly, 124. 
Ryall, 81. 

( Ryder, 56, 57. 

1 Rydr, 56, 57. 

Baffin, 128. 
Saile, 73. 

Salem, 56, 60, 61, 81, 86. 
Salisbury, 57. 
Salmon, 80,90. 
Salter, 59, 120. 
Samson, 61. 
Sanders, 89. 
Sandersonne, 73. 
Sandy, 105. 

i Savage, 61,72, 74. 

) Savige, 89. 
Sayer, 59. 
Scarlot, 104. 
Scath, 73. 
Schoole, The, 50. 
Free, 10. 
Scire, 90. 

( Scituate, 126. 
j Situate, 58. 
Score, 79. 
Scotland, 59. 
Scott, 60, 75, 122. 
Seares, 120. 

I Seargeant, 58, 78, 123. 

I Sergt, 58. 
Secq, G2. 
Sedwick, 61. 
Seers, 85. 

Sewall, 71, 80, 86, 111, 112. 
Sever, 112, 150. 
Shannon, 88, 120. 
Shany, 71. 
Shaply, 56. 

( Sharp, 107, 112, 119, 134, 150. 

\ Sharpe, 56, 57, 120, 132, 141. 
Shaw, 01,97, 146. 

I Shead, 112. 

| bhetd, 150. 

j Sheepreve, 118. 

( Shepreve, 118. 

Sheffield, 58. 
Shclsam, 56. 

( Shelston, 139, 140. 

\ Shclstone, 101, 102. 

( Shopard, 150. 

{Shepherd, 112. 

( Shoppard, 57. 
Sheprcve, sec Sheepreve. 
Sheredon, 133. 
Shcrcng. 133. 

J Sherlow, 77. 

\ Sherlowe, 89. 
Sherrin, 115, 116, 117. 
Shine, 93, 13^. 

( Shippen, 78, 85. 

) Sbippin, lOa. 
Shore, 108. 
Shortrigs, 72. 
Shosmith, 99, 100. 

l Shi irrpton, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 89. 

I Shrimton, 133. 
Shubart, 133. 

( Siddell, 75. 

| Siddle, 75. 
Sigworth, 57. 
Sihie, 57. 

( Simkins, 87. 

( Simpkins, 86. 
Simons, 76, 101. 
Simpkins, see Simkins. 
Simpson, 75, 96, 106, 107. 
Situate, see Scituate. 
Skeates, 118. 

( Skincr, 120. 

| Skinner. 61, 70, 75, 78, 79, 95, 120. 
Sleg, 123. 

) Sleig, 91. 
Slocura, 114. 
Smalage, 146. 
Smallage, 60. 
Smalledge, 60. 
Small, 66. 
Smallpeice, 122. 
Smeade, 72. 

Smith, 56, 61, 67, 70, 71, 77, 78, 80, 89, 91, 98, 
100, 106, 1U8, 115, 110, 118, 122, 130, 132, 
147, 161. 
Snow, 118. 

( Soaraes, 67. 

/ Somes, 67. 
South, 147. 
Southfield, 82. 
Southward, 89. 
Spencer, 119. 
Sprey, 132. 
Spric, 60, 75. 
Sprint, 78. 

Square, Dock, 84, 87. 
Squire, 61,70, 75, 99. 
Ssceath, 73. 
Stains, 85. 
Standly, 67. 
Stanhead, 147. 
Staplcford, 76. 
Starky, 145. 
Starling, 72, 79. 
Starr, 92. 

Starr Chamber, 49. 
Stebbins, 90, 138. 
Stedman, 60, 111, 112, 134, 135. 
Steed, 56. 
Steedman, 150. 
Steephens, 60. 
Stephens, 90, 99, 100. 
Stevens, 74, 124. 
Bteg, 61. 

Stephens, see Steephens. 
Stepny, 61. 
Sterling, 1-29. 
Stevens, see Steephens. 
Stewarte, 76. 



Stickney, 100. 
Stocker, 90. 
Btockney, 99. 

( Stoddar, 89. 

\ Stodard, 147. 

( Stoddard, 78. 
Stone, 79. 
Stoneingtown, 71. 
8tory, 61. 
Stoughton, 81. 
Strange, 104. 

( Straton, 99. 

( Stratton, 115, 118. 
Streeker, 90. 

Street, Battery-March, 158. 
Conduit, 86. 
Fleet, 156. 
King, 156. 
Sudbury, 87. 
Town House, 152. 
Stride, 115. 
Strong, 117. 
Studson, 100. 
Sturges, 160. 
Suffolke, 54; 
Burners, 122. 
Sumner, 78, 99. 
Sunderland, 116. 
Surrenam, 161. 
Button, 89. 
Swazy, 118. 
Sweetman, 94. 
Sweetser, 89. 
Swetman, 57. 
Swett, 133. 
Switcher, 121. 

fTailer, 71. 

! Tayler, 132. 
} Taylor, 66, 70, 71, 89, 108, 126, 128. 

ITaylr. 56, 57, 58, 59. 
Taldarsby, 58. 
Tapper, 99, 100. 
Tavern, Sun, 87. 
Tay, 84, 85, 136, 137, 147. 
Tayler, see Taller. 
Taylor, see Tailer. 
Taylr, see Tailer. 
Tedman, 89. 
Ten-ill, 72. 
Tery, 89. 
Thatcher, 87. 
Thayer, 114, 123. 
Thomas, 75, 99, 104, 123. 
Thomecome, 61. 

f Thompson, 93,99. 

J Thomson, 75. 

1 Tomson, 53, 67, 75. 

(.Tompson, 58, 67. 
Thornebery, 78. 
Thornton, 72, 93, 95, 133. 
Thrasher, 75, 89, 131. 
Thruston, 125. 
Thurstone, 59. 
Thwing, 63, 133. 
Tias?, 121. 
Tilcy, 132. 
Tilige, 59. 
Ting, 28, 52, 53, 54. 
Tippinge, 59. 
Towod, 76. 
Toker, 140. 
Tomlin, 67, 160. 
Tompson, see Thompson. 
Tomson, see Thompson. 

( Torey, 134, 135. 

J Torrey, 93. 

( Torry, 150. 
Toungcn, 148. 
Tourire, 147. 
Tout, 133. 
Towers, 75. 
Towersley, 56. 
Townend, 130. 

Townsend, 76, 88, 89, 110, 119, 125, 129, 145. 

Toy, 132, 147. 

Travis, 99, 100, 141. 

Tregothe, 121. 

Trotman, 59. 

Trotter, 55. 

Trout, 99. 

Trowbridge, 121. 

Troworthy, 89. 

Trusdall, 4. 

Tucker, 75, 93, 106, 114, 139, 14. 

Tuckerman, 90, 141, 144. 

Tudall, 55. 

Tudraan, 76. 

Tudr, 56. 

Tueil, 94. 

Tulley, 89. 

( Turell, 65, 72, 124, 125. 

| Turill, 65. 
Turlowe, 77, 80. 

1 Turlow, 80. 

( Turner, 119, 131. 

\ Tumor, 65. 

( Turnr, 56, 65. 
Tuthill, 79. 

I Tuttel, 142, 143, 148. 

) Tuttle, 130. 
Twist, 57. 
Tyer, 80. 

Umfries, 146. 
Underwood, 125, 160. 
Urigne, 62. 
Usher, 66, 67, 85, 132. 

Vabr, 56. 
Vahan, 60. 
Vaiughn, 95. 

( Valentine, 89. 

? Valintine, 110. 
Vandebost, 60. 
Vanhoese, 161. 
Year, 58. 
Veech, 89. 
Veringe, 69. 
Verryer, 74. 
Vickery, 104. 
Vicors, 132. 

Virginia, 58, 59, 60, 61. 16L 
Vrin, see Win. 

( Wadlan, 114. 

I Wadlin, 114, 115. 
Wadnr, 57. 

( Wadsworth, 117, 118. 

( Wadworth, 117. 
Wagstaf, 161. 

( Waite, 59, 107, 130. 

{ Wait, 93, 108, 110, 149. 

( Wate, 109. 

Wakefeild, 120, 122, 123, 124. 
Walker, 57, 63, 68, 71, 74, 79, 120, 128, 131, 133. 

( Wallis, 76, 103. 

I Wallys, 76. 

( Wallters, 146. 

J Walters, 55, 94. 
Wally, 144. 
Walters, see Wallters. 
Wansford, 81. 
Wanton, 126. 
Ward, 86, 132. 
Wardell, 96, 97. 

( Warden, 60, 

} Wardens, 58. 
Ware, 55. 

j Warner, 113. 

j Warnr, 57. 
Warin, 68. 

? Warren, 68. 
Warrow, 113. 

( Wate, 143. 

/ Wayt, 149. 
Watertown, 126. 
Watson, 132. 



Watkins, 101. 
Walters, 73. 
Watts, 59. 
Way, 118,121. 
Waymo, 126. 
Wayt, see Wate. 

( Weatherby, 139. 

) Wetberby, 101. 

( Weatherly, 140. 

j Wetberly, 103. 
Weay, 130. 
Webb, 4, 132, 138. 
Webber, 124. 
Webster, 87. 
Weeden, 94. 
Welcb, 67. 
Welden, 57. 
Wells, 89, 98, 107. 

( Welsted, 96. 
Welsteed, 97. 

( Wenslow, 116. 

I Winslow, 51, 133. 

Wesendocke, 61, 66. 

Wetberby, see Weatherby. 

Wetherly, see Weatherly. 

Weymotb, 56. 

Wharf, Belcher's, 86. 
Buttolph's, 86. 
Gee's, 157. 
Murafords, 157. 
Uphall's, 157. 

Wharton, 61, 69. 

Whathew, 90. 

Whatine, 59. 

Wheele, 62. 

( Wheeler, 71. 108, 138. 

\ Wheelor, 75. 

( Wheelr, 57, 71, 75. 

Whetcomb, 92. 

Whipoe, 139, 140. 

Whit, 150. 

White, 60, 65, 80, 89, 93, 94, 95, 99, 100, 111, 
112, 114, 116, 118, 125, 134, 135, 150. 

Whithaven, 160. 

Whiting, 25, 121. 

Whitwell, 115. 

Wiat, 89. 

{Wiborn, 101. 
Wyborne, 78. 
Wybourne, 91, 116. 
Wild, 122. 
Wildglass, 128. 
Wilkie, 64, 70. 
Wilkins, 76, 89. 
Wilkison, 56. 
Willard, 81. 
t Willet, 121. 
j Willett, 119. 
Williams, 4, 56, 61, 63, 75, 87, 89, 93, 95, 100, 

106, 107, 109, 110, 118, 122. 
Willis, 76, 132, 138. 
( Willson, 14, 21, 24, 29, 32, 42,43, 46, 51, 52, 

( Wilson, 65, 105, 123, 124, 125, 147. 

i Wilmot, 90. 
jWilmott, 59. 
Wilson, see WillBon. 
Willy, 72, 76. 

( Win, 93. 

1 Vrin, 93. 

( Winchester, 111, 112, 134, 135, 150. 
i Winchister, 112. 
( Wing, 58, 74. 
\ Winge, 73, 77, 131. 
Winscorabe, 58. 
Winslow, see Wenslow. 
Winsor, 67, 76, 85, 86, 87, 
( Winthrop, 26, 28, 31, 58, 84, 86, 114, 142, 


( Winthrope, 180. 
Wittacus, 93. 
Wizendocke, 66. 
Wodsworth, 157. 
Wolflnden, 73. 
Wood, 59, 61, 144. 
( Woodmansey, 74, 75, 84, 85. 
) Woodmansy, 85. 
Woods, 138. 

Woodward, 66, 112, 134, 135, 150. 
Worden, 65. 
Worth, 60. 
Worthington, 64. 
Worthylake, 129. 
i Wright, 90, 105, 122. 
| Write, 107. 
Wroe, 87. 
Wyat, 63. 

Wyborn, see Wiborn. 
Wyborne, see Wiborn. 
Wybourne, see Wiborn. 

( Zachary, 82. 
I Zechary, 82. 
Zoaring, 99. 


Angola, 25. 
Coffee, 95. 
George, 90. 
Grace, 25. 
Grandee, 116. 
Kate, 94. 
Lid, 90. 
Martin, 118. 
Richard, 25, 95. 
Tom, 96. 
Warrow, 113. 
Waters, 96. 
Zipora, 25. 


Catherin, 119. 


Ann, 58. 
B, 89. 
Eliza., 161. 
J, 89. 
Jo, 89. 
John, 89. 
Peter, 56. 
Richard, 160. 
Widow, 108. 


Few indicators can be found more truly showing the progress 
of our city than the volumes of The Boston Directory. Unfortu- 
nately the earliest issue was in 1789, and we are deprived of this 
accurate report of ante-Re volutionary citizens. But from the date 
of its appearance we begin to tread on firm ground in regard to 
the names, residences, and occupations of our inhabitants. This 
information comes into service to fill out the deplorable lack of 
town records, and it has seemed to the Record Commissioners that 
they could hardly select more valuable documents for reprinting 
than the two earliest volumes of the Directory, those of 1789 and 

The subjoined list will show the years of its issue. Beginning 
in 1789, the fourth issue was in 1800, and the fourteenth in 1820. 
Since then, with the exception of 1824, it has appeared annually. 
In a list printed in the Directory for 1852 it was stated that a 
volume appeared in 1815, containing 6,402 names. The sole 
authority for this was Dr. N. B. Shurtleff, a well-known anti- 
quary ; but it seems as if he must have been in error, since no 
copy of the book is known to exist. So, again, a rumor has pre- 
vailed of a volume in 1819; but this has yet to be found, and 
the probabilities are against its existence. 

In 1852, in the Appendix to the regular volume, the publishers 
reprinted the first volume, that of 1789, and they also issued the 
same in a small pamphlet. In 1848 Dearborn reprinted the same 
in his k ' Boston Notions." With these exceptions it is believed 
that none of the volumes have ever been reprinted. 

A few notes are subjoined relative to some of the more notice- 
able features of this series. It will be observed that there has 
been an almost uniform annual increase in the number of names. 
The exceptions are in 1806, 1818, 1823, 1863, 1875, and 1877, 
when a very slight decrease from the preceding year is recorded. 
It may be safely said that the annual increase is regular, and not 
at present showing any signs of diminishing. 








Names. 1 




1 474 


179G June 

John West . . . 


3 531 



C 1 


4 000 





4 039 





4 547 




4 635 





4 524 


1807 June 



5 079 





5 216 


1810 Sept 



5 755 


1813 July 



6 151 





7 3(fo 





7 247 



| J. II. A Frost & Charles 


7 650 





8 705 





8 884 










9 069 





11 050 



Hunt and Stimpson & 
John II. A. Frost 


1 1 ,244 




1 2 420 
























do .... 































( 246, 40 

{ & 24 








347 & 4S 


1 The number of names is copied froua the Directory of 1852, App., p. 60. W. H. W. 










387 & 40 





385 & 45 

36 1 22 





J U ^ 1 w 

\ & 72 





( 315 & 76 

I &48 




388 & 51 

1 38,499 




424 & 63 





412 & 68 




4.56 & 56 





500 & 56 




Adams, Sampson & Co.. . 

492 & 68 





540 & 88 

not given 




580 & 92 

not given 




596 & 92 





552 & 100 





504 & 116 





496 & 116 





560 & 144 









Sampson, Davenport & Co. 


























































































Sampson, Murdock & Co. 








NOTE. The pages cited are those regularly numbered. Almost every 
volume has extra pages of advertisements not included in these figures. 
Moreover the number of names, as given in two consecutive volumes, does 
not always agree, owing to possible errors found in recounts or to changes 
caused by death. However, the figures here given are doubtless sufficiently 
accurate to show the real growth of our city. The figures for 1846 probably 
relate to Adams's volume, and not to Stimpson's. 



Wa next give the title-pages of the earlier issues, including 

1. The Boston Directory. Containing, a List of the Merchants, 
Mechanics, Traders, an I others, of the Town of Boston ; in Order 
to enable Strangers to find the Residence of any Person. To 
which is added, Publick Offices, where, and by whom kopt. Bar- 
risters and Atiorneys at Law, and where Residing. Physicians, 
Surgeons, and their places of Abode. President, Directors, days 
and hours of Business at the Bank. Names and places of Abode 
of all the Engine-men. Illustrated with a Plan of the Town of 
Boston. Boston : Printed and sold by John Norman, at Oliver's- 
Dock. 1781). 

2. The Boston Directory, containing the Names of the Inhabi- 
tants, their Occupations, Places of Business and Dwelling-Houses. 
Also, a List of the Town Officers ; Publick Offices, where and by 
whom kept; Banks, &c., &c. To which is prefixed, A general 
Description of Boston. Ornamented with a Plan of the Town, 
taken from actual Survey. Boston : Printed by Manning & 
Loring, for John West, No. 75, Coruhill. June, 1796. 

3. The Boston Directory, containing the Names of the Inhab- 
itants, their occupations, places of business, and dwelling-houses. 
Also, a List of the Civil Government of Massachusetts, and of the 
Town Officers, Public Offices, Banks &c. likewise, a Table of 
Duties on Stamped Paper, Vellum &c, (Conformably to the Stamp 
Act, passed July 6. '97.) and a List of all the Stages that run 
from Boston with the places at which they put up &c, to which is 
prefixed, a general Description of Boston, ornamented with a Plan 
of the Town, from actual Survey. Boston : Printed by Rhoades 
and Liughtou, for John West, No. 75, Cornhill. 1798. 

4. The Boston Directory, containing the Names of the Inhabit- 
ants, their occupations, places of business, and dwelling-houses. 
Also, a List of the Civil Government of Massachusetts, the Public 
Officers, Town Offices, Banks, &c. likewise, a Table of the Duties 
on Goods, Wares and Merchandize, conformable to the Act of 
Congress, passed May 10, 1800. A Table of Duties on Stamped 
Paper, and a list of all the Stages that run from Boston, with the 
places at which they put up, &c. To which is prefixed, A gen- 
eral Description of Boston, illustrated by a Plan of the Town, 
from Actual Survey. Boston, Printed bv John Russell, for John 
West, No. 75, Coruhill. 1800. 

5. The Boston Directory : containing the Names of the Inhab- 
itants, their occupations, places of business, and dwelling-houses. 
Also, a List of the Town Officers, Public Offices, Banks &c. A 
List of the Stages, which run from Boston, with the time of ar- 


rival and departure, to which is prefixed, a General Description of 
the Town, its Streets, Lanes, and Alleys, illustrated by a Plan, 
from Actual Survey. Boston : Published by John West, no. 75 
Coruhill. 1803. [E. Lincoln, Printer.] 

6. The Boston Directory : containing the Names of the Inhab- 
itants, their occupations, places of business, and dwelling-houses. 
Also, a list of the Town Officers, Publick Offices, Banks, &c. 
A list of the Stages, which run from Boston, with the time of 
their arrival and departure. And a List of the Streets, Lanes 
and Alleys, &c. &c. illustrated by a Plan, from Actual Survey. 
Boston: Published by Edward Cotton, No. 47, Marlborough 
Street. David Carlisle, Printer, Cambridge Street. 1805. 

7. The Boston Directory, containing the Names of the Inhab- 
itants, their occupations, Places of Basiuess, and Dwelling-houses. 
Also, a List of the Town Officers, Public Offices, Banks-, &c. A 
List of the Stages, which run from Boston, with the Time of their 
arrival and departure. And a List of the Streets, Lanes and 
Alleys, &c. &c. Illustrated by a Plan, from Actual Survey. 
Boston: Published by Edward Cotton, No. 47, Marlborough 
Street. E. Lincoln, Printer. 180G. 

8. Boston Directory ; containing the Names of the Inhabitants, 
their Occupations, Places of Business, and Dwelling-Honses. With 
Lists of the Streets, Lanes, and Wharves ; the Town-Officers, Pub- 
lic Offices & Banks : Of the Stages, which run from Boston, with 
the Times of their Arrival and Departure ; and a General Descrip- 
tion of the Town, Illustrated by a Plan drawn from actual survey. 
Boston : Published by Edward Cotton, No. 47 Marlborough Street. 
Printed by Munroe & Francis. June, 1807. 

9. The Boston Directory ; containing the Names of the Inhabi- 
tants, their occupations, places of business, and dwelling-houses, 
with Lists of the Streets, Lanes, and Wharves ; the Town Officers, 
Public Offijes, & Banks, with other useful information. Boston : 
Published by Edward Cotton, No. 47, Marlborough Street. Print- 
ed by Muuroe, Francis, & Parker. June, 1809. 

10. The Boston Directory; containing Names of the Inhabi- 
tants, their Occupations, Places of Business and Dwelling-Honses. 
With Lists of the Streets, Lanes, and Wharves ; the Town Officers, 
Public Offices & Banks. And other useful information. Boston: 
Published by Edward Cotton, No. 47, Marlboro' Street. Printed 
by Munroe and Francis. September, 1810. 

11. Boston Directory; containing Names of the Inhabitants, 
their occupations, places of business and dwelling-houses, with 
lists of the Streets, Lanes, and Wharves ; the Town Officers, Public 
Offices an;l Banks, and other useful information. Boston : Pub- 
lished by E. Cotton, No. 47, Marlboro' st. Printed by E. G. 
House. July 1813. 

168 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

12. The Boston Directory; containing Names of the Inhabi- 
tants, their Occupations, Places of Business and Dwelling-IIouses. 
With Lists of the Streets, Lanes and Wharves, the Town Officers, 
Public Offices and Banks, and other useful information. Bos- 
ton : Published by E. Cotton, No. 47, Marlboro' street. Printed 
by James Loring. 1816. 

13. The Boston Directory ; containing Names of tho Inhabi- 
tants, their occupations, places of business and dwelling-houses, 
with lists of the Streets, Lanes and Wharves ; the Town Officers, 
Public Offices and Banks, and other useful information Boston : 
Published by E. Cotton, 47 Marlb6ro' st. J. H. A. Fr-.&t, printer. 

14. The Boston Directory ; containing -Names of tho Inhabi- 
tants, their Occupations, Places of Business and Dwelling Houses. 
With Lists of the Streets, Lanes and Wharves : tho Town Offices, 
Public Offices and Banks, and other useful information. Boston : 
Published by John H. A. Frost nnd Charles Stimp^on, Jr. and 
for sale by them at No. 3 Spear's Buildings, Congress street and 
12 & 13 Exchange st. J. H. A. Frost, printer. 1820. 


The first volume of the Directory was illustrated with John 
Norman's map of the town. Shurtleff says that this was evidently 
based upon Bonner's map. An excellent sketch of the Maps of 
Boston will be found in the " Memorial History of Boston," vol ii., 
p. xlix, and vol. iii., p. vii. It is highly probable that Norman's map 
was simply copied and altered from some previous one, without 
making any new surve3*s. As it is both rare and curious, we 
have had a fac-simile made and placed in its proper position in 
our reprint of the Directory for 1789. 

The Directory for 1796 was illustrated by a new map, engraved 
by Joseph Callendar, from actual surveys made by Osgoocl Carle- 
ton. The same map was used in the issues of 1798 and 1800. 
In 1803 the same map was used, but a few changes were made on 
the plate ; noticeably the date and publisher's name were erased ; 
No. 3, of the References, was changed, and No. 9 added. The 
changes were mainly on Beacon Hill and the west side of the town. 
We have had & fac-simile of this map prepared, in its latest form, 
as being the most serviceable one, and it will ba found at the end 
of the Directory for 1796. 

In 180") and' 1806 the map of 1803 was used. 

In 1807 Callendar engraved a new map for the Directory, which 
bore only the inscription, " Plan of Boston," on a shaded ground. 
This map, with various alterations, seems to have been used through 
and including 1827. 

In 1828 a totally new map was engraved for the Directory by 
Hazen Morse, and, with the necessary changes, it appeared annually 
through 1838. 


In 1839 Morse and Tuttle engraved a new map, quite different 
from its predecessors. Later changes are hardly worth pursuing. 

It will be noticed that the enterprise of publishing the Directory 
has been continued in few hands. John Norman had it the first 
year, then John West for four volumes, followed by Edward Cotton 
1or eight volumes. With the fourteenth volume Charles Stimpson 
became the proprietor, and with one or two partners he managed 
it for over twenty-five years (1820-46). From 1831 to 1846 in- 
clusive the title-page was inscribed " Stimpson's Boston Direc- 
tory," etc. 

Up to this date the volume was of small size, the type page 
measuring about 5 inches by 2^ inches. 

In July, 1846, there appeared the first volume of "Adams's New 
Directory of the City of Boston," a volume with a page about 
8 X 4J inches. This volume is backed 1846-1847, beginning with 
July, 1846, and this style was continued for several years. Ap- 
parently, therefore, there were two Directories in 1846 competing 
for public favor ; but in 1847 Mr. Adams announced that he had 
obtained from Mr. Stimpson the good-will and interest of the 
Boston Directory. The third volume of the new series, 1848, 
accordingly assumed the old style of the Boston Directory. 

Mr. Adams, who was born in Boston in 1807, died Oct 4, 1865, 
and a brief memoir of him will be found in the volume for 1866 

In the volume for 1852 will be found the reprint of 1789, and 
also some facts in regard to the book which we have incorporated 
in our tables. 

In the Directory for 1879 a reprint was given of a small sheet 
entitled u Boston Mercantile Directory," issued from the 4C Reper- 
tory " office in 1809. Mention was also made that no name was 
to be found in 1879 in the Directory that was there in any issue 
prior to 1813. A list was given of 259 persons living in Boston 
in 1879 whose names were in the volumes between 1813 and 1x29. 

In 1873, after the great fire, two Supplements were issued to 
supply information ns to the great number of removals in the busi- 
ness portion of the city. 

W. H. W. 



Bofton Dire&ory. 


TRADERS, and others, of the TOWN of BOSTON ; 
in Order to enable Strangers to find the Refidence 
of any Perfon. 


Publick OFFICES, where, and by whom kept. 
Barrifters and Attorneys at LAW, and where Refiding. 
PHYSICIANS, SURGEONS, and their places of Abode. 
Prefident, Directors, days and hours of Bufmefs at the BANK. 
Names and places of Abode of all the Engine-men. 

Illuftrated with a PLAN of the Town of B O S T O N. 

Printed and fold by JOHN NORMAN, at Oliver 1 s-Dock. 


172 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

prefents his grateful refpects to the Publick and flatters him- 
felf ihat the Work is as free from Errors as this firft at- 
tempt will admit. He hath been at confulerable pains, 
to collect the names of all ProfeJJions, Trades, &c. And if 
any OmiJJions have taken place, or any mi f take in the Title 
or ProfeJJion of any Gentleman, he will readily correct 
them in the next Edition. 

Any hints for improving upon the prefent Plan, will be 
thankfully attended to, and the future impreffions rendered 
of fuperior utility. 

N. B. The Editor propofes a new Edition annually. 



ADAMS Samuel, Hon. Winter-street. 

Andrews John, merchant, No. 4, Union-street. 

Amory Jonathan, jun. shop-keeper, Cornhill. 

Austin Daniel, grocer, No. 47, Cornhill. 

Amory John and Thomas, store-keepers, No. 41, Marlborough- 

Ayers Nath. W. India goods, No. 12, Marlborough-street. 

Amory Jonathan, merchant, State-street. 

Alline Henry, notary-public, State-street. 

Armour Enoch, No. 42, State-street. 

Amory Thomas, jun. merchant. No. 36, Long- wharf. 

Austin Jona. L. and Benja. jun. rope-walk near Beacon-hill, and 
store No. 37, Long-wharf. 

Adams & Molineux, auctioniers, No. 9, Merchants-row. 

Austin Samuel, jun. founder, Market-square. 

Adams Daniel, shop-keeper, Market-square. 

Armstrong John, painter, No. 8, Long-wharf. 

Alexander Giles, merchant, No. 52, Long- wharf. 

Archbald Azor G. shop-keeper, No. 7, Union-street. 

Alexander Joseph, hair-dresser, Orange-street. 

Adams Abraham, leather-dresser and breeches-maker, No. 72, 

Andrews William, house-wright, Essex-street. 

Appleton Nathaniel, Esq ; United States Loan-office, Atkinson- 

Appleton Nathaniel W. physician, South-Latin School-street, near 
the Stone-Chappel. 

Archer Moses, boot and shoe-maker, Adams-street. 

Adams and Nourse, State-printers, dwelling-house and office, 

Archbald Francis, gentlemen boarders, Church-square, Cornhill. 

Adams James, barber, Fish-street. 

Atkins Silas, mariner, Prince-street. 

Aves Samuel, cooper, Parson's-wharf, Ship-street. 

Abrahams Ralph, taylor, Middle-street. 

Armstrong Samuel, painter, Ann-street, near Cross-street. 

174 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Abraham Nathaniel, gentleman, Back street. 

Adams Joseph, cabinet and Windsor chair-maker, Center-street. 

Austin Nathaniel, goldsmith, Back-street. 

Adams Seth, shop-keeper, No. 57, Cornhill. 

Amory Rufus G. No 10, Cornhill, office Court-street. 

Acres George, cabinet-maker, Back-street. 

Appleton William, house-wright, Prince-street. 

Appleton Sarah Mrs. Prince-street. 

Appleton Thomas, house-wright, Pond-street. 

Addams Elijah, sexton, Prince-street. 

Allen James, gentleman, Beacon-street. 

Allen Jeremiah, gentleman, Beacon-street. 

Abrahams William, taylor, Hanover-street. 

Allen Thomas, taylor, Leverett-street. 

Adamson Robert, mariner, Southack's-court. 

Avery John, Esq ; justice, Newbury-street. 

Avery John jun. Esq ; secretary of the State, Newbury-street. 

Avery Mrs. boarding-house, Marlborough-street. 

Andrew William, fisherman, Middle-street. 

Austin, Joseph, baker, Ship-street. 

Allen Mrs. milliner, Court-street. 

Allen Edward, house-wright, Marshall's lane. 

Adams Samuel, truckman, Eliot-street. 


Bowdoin James, Hon. Beacon-street. 

Breck Samuel, Esq ; merchant, Common-street. 

Brimmer Andrew, shop-keeper, No. 52, Cornhill. 

Bicker Martin, store-keeper, Ann-street. 

Boyle John, bookseller & stationer, No. 18, Marlborough-street. 

Bond Nathan, broker, No. 31, Cornhill. 

Bowers Isaac, store No. 17, Cornhill. 

Baker Luke, shop-keeper, No. 66, Cornhill. 

Brewster Oliver, shop-keeper, No. 70, Cornhill. 

Bell William, jun. mason, New-North-lane. 

Beals Joshua, taylor, No. 32, Marlborough-street. 

Bryant William, broker, No. 34, opposite the State Treasurer's 

Bright Thomas and Richard, cabinet-makers, No. 44, Marlborough- 

Bradstreet Samuel, No. 4, south-side the State-house. 

Bingham Caleb, school-master, No. 3, State-street, dwelling-house, 

Boyer Peter, Esq ; Town-treasurer, Sudbur y-street. 

Bradley Thomas, cordwainer, No. 12, State-street. 

Baxter John and Com. boot and shoe-store, No. 14, State-street. 

Bruce Stephen, merchant, store No. 28, State-street. 

Bacon Josiah, Temple-street. 

Burgess William, merchant, No. 35, State-street, house in South- 
ack's court, New-Boston. 


F>urley William, broker, office north-side the State-house. 

Bumstea-l Jeremiah, taylor, shop No. 51, State-street, dwelling- 
house, No. 20, Union-street. 

Brown Gawen, watch-maker, State-street. 

Boot and Pratt, merchants, No. 55, State-street, dwelling-house 

Blodget & Gilman, store-keepers, No. 53, State-street. 

Burroughs Oeorge, merchant, store No. 3, Long- wharf, dwelling- 
house Pitts's-lane. 

Bumstead Jeremiah, jun. store No. 8, Long-wharf. 

Blanchard Edward, jun. store No. 9, Long- wharf. 

Blauchard George, store No. 20, Long-wharf. 

Brimmer Herman, merchant, No. 7G, Cornhill. 

Beals Samuel, laylor, Fore-street, head of More's-wharf. 

Boit John, grocer, south-side the Market, dwelling-house, West- 

Blanchard Joshua, wines & groceries, Dock-square. 

Boardman William, jtin. store north-side the Market, dwelling- 
house, Sudbury-street. 

Baker Mrs. innholder, sign of the Punch-bowl, Dock-square. 

Boardman and Son, hatters, Ann-street. 

Bond and Bryant, shoe-store, Ann-street. 

Badger John, auctionier, Ann-street. 

Baty Thankful Mrs. store No. 15, Ann-street, dwelling-house, 

Bradley David, wine-merchant State-street. 

Baxter Ebenezer, tavlor, Marshall's-lane, at the Boston-stone. 

Baxter Rufus, cordwainer, No. 31, Union-street. 

Bartlot William, hatter, Orange-street. 

Bradley Nathan, cordwainer, Newbury-street. 

Blake Samuel, chair-maker, Newbury-street. 

Bird Isaac, jun. currier, No. 10, Newbury-street. 

Bass Moses, B. upholsterer, Orange-street. 

Bird Isaac, cordwainer, Orange-street. 

Bird William, store-keeper, Washington-street. 

Brown William and Josiah, store Orange-street. 

Bayley Thomas, collector, Orange-street. 

Blake William, sadler, Orange-street. 

Bigelow Daniel, shop-keeper, No. 29, Cornhill. 

Bosson John, hair-clresser, Orange-street. 

Butler Mary, boarding-house for gentlemen, and all sorts of Garden 
Seeds, No 56, Newbury-street. 

Bartlet John, taylor, No. 83, Newbnry-street. 

Belcher Sarson, hatter, Newbury-street. 

Briant John, trader, Eliot-street. 

Bradley Nathaniel, house-wright and cistern-maker, corner of 
Hollis and Nassau-streets. 

Bass Henry, merchant, store Orange-street, dwelling-house in 

Bell John, house-wright and cistern-maker, Pond-street. 

Blake Edmund, truckman, South-street. 

Brewer John, block and pump-maker, Summer-street. 

176 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Brewer James, block and pump-maker, Summer-street. 

Bslknap Jeremy, Rev. Summer-street 

Bright John, upholsterer, No. 17, Marlborongh-street. 

Burroughs William, aecomptant Federal-street. 

Bryant James , No. 31, Marlborough-street. 

Biglow Francis, retailer, Milk-street. 

Blanchard Edward, truckman, Atkinson-street. 

Bradley Ebenezer, corclwainer, Bishop's-alley. 

Beal Levi, house-wright, Devonshire-street. 

Barry John, taylor, Purchase-street. 

Badger John, painter and glazier, Fore-street. 

Bonner John, wood wharfinger, Battery-march-street. 

Barrett Joseph W. sail-maker. Battery-march-street. 

Bray John, cooper, Spear' s-wharf. 

Brewer Nath. glazier & plumber, Battery-march-street. 

Belknap Samuel, gold-smith, No. 30, Cornhill. 

Bulfinch Thomas, physician, Bowcloin's-square. 

Bumstead Thomas, coach-maker, Common-street. 

Belstead Wm. musician, West-street, near the Haymarket. 

Bracket Joshua, innholder, Cromwell's-Head, South Latin School- 

Billings Richard, taylor, School-street. 

Barron Thomas, rope-maker, Cambridge-street. 

Barker Macomber, carpenter, Lynde-street. 

Bellerive de Beaury, gentleman, near Philips's ropewalk. 

Breed William, baker, Temple-street. 

Bayley Matthew, jun. baker, Temple-street. 

Burrill David, coidwainer, Cambridge-street. 

Buckler James, cooper, Concert-Hall. 

Barrett Samuel, sail-maker, Friend- street, sail-loft on Barrett's- 

Basset Joseph, cooper, Back-street. 

Burrill Samuel, blacksmith, North-battery. 

Bradford Samuel, merchant, store Butler's-row, house in Hanover- 

Barrett Samuel, Esq ; justice, Hanover-street. 

Burrows Kzekiel, mariner, Hanover-street. 

Baker Nathaniel, blacksmith, head of Governour Hancock's- wharf. 

Ballarcl John, house-wright, Ship-street. 

Bullard Moses, innho'.der, Roval Exchange-lane. 

Bradshaw Henry, distiller, Distill-house-square. 

Baliard John, livery-stable, Rawson's-lane. 

Bond Joseph, baker, West-Boston. 

Babcock Adam, Common-street. 

Bell Thomas, taylor, Fish-street. 

Blake Edward, house-wright, Pleasant-street. 

Bartmus Godfrey John, furrier, Cambridge-street. 

Bagder Samuel, jun. shop Ann-street, house Lynn-street. 

Burrill, sign of the Cock, Wing's -lane. 

Baliard Samuel, hay-weigher. Common-street. 

Badger Mr. fisherman, Fore-street. 

Bell William, brick-la3'er, Cold-lane. 


Barrell Joseph, Esq ; merchant, Summer-street. 

Brace David, Hanover-street. 

Bush Joseph, Hanover-street. 

Breck William, distill-house, Orange-street, dwelling-house, Pleas- 

Brown John, Esq. Orange-street. 

Blodget Caleb, shop-keeper, No. 23, Cornhill. 

Bayley Matthew, baker, Wing's-lane. 

Bayley Benjamin, baker, Wing's-lane. 

Brewer David, innhohlder, Wing's-lane. 

Brailsford Norton, plumber & glazier, shop Ann-street, house 

Beals Thomas, innholder, Market-square. 

Butterfield John, constable, Beacon-street. 

Brazer John, dry-goods store, No. 3, Dock-square. 

Bo^a Jane, boarding-house, Royal Exchange-lane. 

Bell Daniel, merchant, Cold-lane. 

Barr tt Samuel, jun. sail-maker, Sudburj'-street. 

Bentley Thomas, goldsmith, Distill-house-lane. 

Brown Ephraim, cordwainer, Ann-street. 

Bradley Isacc, slop-shop, Fish-street. 

Ballard John, innholder, sign of ship, Fish-street. 

Buckley Mary, shop-keeper, Fish-street. 

Bright George, cabinet-maker, Fish-street. 

Balch Jonathan, block-maker, shop Barrett's wharf, house Haw- 

Batbidge John, hatter, Ship-street. 

Burrill Snmuel, blacksmith, Ship-street. 

Bentley Joshua, surveyor of boards, Lynn-street. 

Butters Joshua, taylor, Middle-street, opposite Rev. Dr. Lathrop's 

Bruce Alexander and James boot and shoe-makers, Kilby-street. 

Brightman Joseph, school-master, Proctor's-lane. 

Beane John, shop-keeper, Marshall's-laue. 

Bancroft James, grocer, Back-street. 

Bradley Moses, sign of white horse, near Charles-river bridge. 

Burt Benjamin, silver-smith, Fish-street. 

Bu!l John, baker, Fish-street. 

Badger Thomas, pcwterer, Prince-street. 

Barbar John, taylor, Prince-street. 

Baker Alexander, caulker, Hull-street. 

Bordman William, merchant, store Green's wharf. 

Brag John, cooper, Green's wharf. 

Bradley Josiah, tin-plate-worker, Kilby-street. 

Bangs Samuel, cordwainer, Kilby-street. 

Bradford Rachel, boarding-house, Kilby-street. 

Barber Thomas, cooper, Middle-street, shop on Salisbury's wharf. 

Brown John, house- wright, Devonshire-street. 

Bangs Samuel, jun glazier and plumber, Kilby-street. 

Bass Samuel, tanner, Williams's-court. 

Bulfinch Charles, gentleman, Marlborough-street. 

Booth Frauds, lemon-dealer, Prince-street. 

178 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Bazin and Poignand, hard-ware store No. 16, Cornhill. 

Hates Daniel, leather-dresser. Orange-street. 

Brown William, ship- joiner, Prince-street. 

Bouve Gibbens, house-wright, Prince-street. 

Bouve Jonathan, ship-wright, Battery- alley. 

Bouve John, shipwright, Battery-alley. 

Bradford William B. taylor, Kilby-street. 

Baxter Benjamin, retailer, Boston-stone. 

Burt Edward, cooper, Back -street, shop Ann-street. 

Blair Victor, soap-boiler, pot- ash-maker, Lynn-street. 

Belknap Jeremiah, merchant, Minot's T. 

Bolter Thomas, house-wright, Nassau-street. 

Bentley Samuel, white-smith, Middle-street. 

Bowland Hannah, retailer, Middle-street. 

Billings Joseph, taylor, Middle-street. 

Brown V. Edward, baker, Bennet-street. 

Barlet Roger, mnriner, Bennet-street. 

Balch Nathaniel, hatter, No 72, Cornhill. 

Bell Isaac, sail-maker, Cross-street. 

Burditt Ebenezer, house wright. Beer-lane. 

Burbeck Thomas, mariner, Dagget's-alley. 

Butler Ephraim, baker, Salutation-alley. 

Barnabas James, house- wright, North-square. 

Bowes, Nicholas, stationer, Tremont-street. 

Bradford widow, corner of Cold-lane. 

Barnard Tristram, Capt. Cold-lane. 

Brown Daniel, housc-wright, Hawkin's-street. 

Baker Widow, gentlemen boarders, Batterymarch-street. 


Codner Abraham, gentleman, Cross-street, 

Chandler Benjamin, truckman, Back-street. 

Connor Edward, innholder, Wilson's-laue. 

Crafts William, Sudbury-street- 

Clongh John, brazier, Prince-street. 

Clough William, black-smith, Sheaf-street. 

Collins Palfrey, taylor, Creek-lane. 

Ca leton Osgood, teacher of mathematicks, Oliver's Dock. 

Campbell Andrew, school-master, Leverett's-lane. 

Gushing Joel, carpenter, Purchase-street. 

Crane Thomas, wharfinger, Crane and Woodward's wharf. 

Cox Lemuel, mill-wright, Prince-street. 

Collins Clement, carpenter, Fish-street. 

Grades John, sexton and constable, Charter-street. 

Crouch Eunice, clear-starcher and dyer, Snow-hill. 

Coffin Joseph Boyd, merchant, Friend-street. 

Cheney Samuel, school-master, Bennet-street, school Middle-street, 

Cook Israel, carpenter, Beach-street. 

Crowley and Clark, tobacconists, Market-square. 

Coverly Nathaniel, printer, Back street. 


Carnos John, jun. shop-keeper, No. 54, Cornhill. 

Coolidge Joseph, merchant, No. 20, Cornhill. 

Cutler James, shop-keeper, No. 22, Marlborough-street. 

Cunningham William, wharfinger, Middle-street. 

Clark Th< mas, shop-keeper, No. 22, Cornhill. 

Cod man John, shop-keeper, No. 26, Cornhill. 

Cunningham John, jun. broker, No. 75, Cornhill. 

Conner Patrick, livery-stable, No. 38, Marlborough-street. 

Cutler John, brass-founder, No. 39, Marlborough-street. 

Clark William, apothecary, No. 6, Marlborough-street, 

Coveily Samuel, importer of English and India goods, No. 10, 

Crocker Joseph, shop-keeper, No. 14, Marlborough-street. 

Clark Cutler Benjamin, store No. 32, State-street, dwelling at 
Mrs. Cotton's, Court-street. 

Callendcr Joseph, engraver, Half-square, State-street. 

Cullender Joseph, ship-chandler, store last in State-street, dwell- 
ing-house in Middlecott-street. 

Callender William, ivory-turner, State-street, house Milk-street. 

Coleman Dudley, American coffee-house, State-street. 

Cabot Samuel, store No. 17, Long- wharf, house Middlecott-street. 

Cobb Benjamin and Sons, store No. 22, Long-wharf, house and 
distillery Orange-street. 

Callender Joseph, jun. grocer's store, south-side market, house 

Coolidge John, taylor, Market-square. 

Cooper William, Esq. town-clerk, Hanover-street, near Concert- 

Codman John, jun. merchant, store Town-dock, house Hanover- 

Coleman Isacc, boarding-house, Ann-street. 

Carnes Susanna, shop-keeper, Marshall's-lane. 

Cravath Lemuel, merchant, No. 28, Union-street. 

Carnes Dolly, shop-keeper, No. 34, Union-street. 

Coverly Thomas, shop-keeper, No. 40, Newbury-street. 

Crosby John, shop-keeper, No. 39, Newbury-street. 

Crosby Daniel, wig-maker and clerk to Trinity -church Newbury- 

Cookson Samuel, gentleman, No. 24 Newbury-street. 

Cunningham William, and Son, merchants, No. 9 Newbury-strert. 

Clark John, copper-smith, No. 3 Newbury-street. 

Conant Anne, shop-keeper, Newbury-street. 

Curtis Nathaniel, leather-dresser, Orange street. 

Cowley Thomas L. taylor, No. 61 Newbury-street. 

Clark James, truckman, Pleasant-street. 

Clark Gregory, truckman. Pleasant-street. 

( hainberlain Richard, taylor, No. 2 Newbury-street. 

Conant William, shop-keeper No. 65 Newbury-street. 

Cater Thomas, brass and cabinet-founder, Pond-lane. 

Cooper William, pot ket-book-maker, Pond-lane. 

Caleb* Daniel, house- wright, South-street. 

Cordwell William, jun. copper-smith, Kilby-street. 

180 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Colman William, Federal-street. 

Clouston William, carpenter, Atkinson's-street. 

Caswell Elijah, house-wright, Sou;h-Latin school- street. 

Childs Jonas, taylor, Purchase-street. 

Clements Thomas, house-wright, Milk-street. 

Cotton Solomon, blacksmith, Griffin's-whorf. 

Gushing Ebenezer, boat-builder, Purchase- street. 

Cleverly James, wood wharfinger. Battery March-street. 

Gushing Benjamin, mast-maker, Battery March-street. 

Carrel John, taylor, Battery March-street. 

Carter Caleb, blacksmith, Bishop's alley 

Cooper John, taylor, South Latin School-street. 

Cambell Patrick, smith and farrier, Water-street. 

Cade George, rope-maker, Han cock- street 

Caswell and Tyler, rope-makers, and twine-spinners, rope-walk 

Cambridge- street, house Temple-street. 
Call Nathaniel, house-wright, Temple-street. 
Cayis Moses, house-wright, South-street. 
Clark John, Rev. Summer-street. 
Coplen Josiah, mason, Middlecot-street. 
Crane Abijah, house-wright, Nassau-street. 
Curtis and Williams, distillers, Rainsford's-lane. 
Crafts Thomas, Justice & County-Treasurer, Corn-hill. 
Carter James, school- master, Court-street. 
Clough William, house-wright, State-street. 
Calahan Patience, boarding-house Ann-street. 
Clark John, boarding-house Ann-street. 
Clark Samuel, taylor, Fish-street. 
Gary Jonathan, keg-maker, Fish-street. 
Chamberlain Thomas, taylor, Fish-street. 
Chase James, rigger, Mill-creek, Ann-street. 
Cordwell William, brazier, sign of the Dog and Pot on Barrett's- 

wharf, Ann-street, house on the Mill bridge, Middle-street. 
Christy Thomas, house-wright, Hooton's- wharf , Fish-street, house 

Proctor's- lane. 

Chandler Ebenezer, boarding-house, ship-street. 
Clark Joseph, ship-wright, Clark's-street, North-end, near the Rev. 

Mr. Elliot's meeting-house. 
Churchill Joseph, baker, ship-street. 
Cogswell John, cabinet-maker, Middle-street. 
Clough Newbury, brick-layer, Love-lane. 
Chase James, rigger, Rand's-wharf, Ann-street. 
Clap Bela, house-wright, Temple-street. 
Cargill Hugh, retailer, Cambridge-street. 
Cooper Rachel, iunholder, Wing's-lane. 
Cordwell Capt. mariner, Cold-lane, 
Copeland Ephraim, taylor, Alden's-lane. 
Gushing Thomas, gentleman, Rawson's-lane. 
Chapman John, chaise-maker, Rawson's-lane. 
Carnes John, rope-maker, West-Boston. 
Cooper Smith, Frog-lane. 
Cook Israel, cooper, Frog-lane. 


Capen Ilopestill, shop-keeper, Union-street. 

Calender Benjamin, taylor, Coruhill. 

Capon William, house- wright and ship-joiner, near Scarlet's wharf, 


Cambridge Charles, bookbinder, Leveret's-lane. 
Coburn John, gentlemen boarders, State-street. 
Cotton Mrs. boarding-house, Court-street. 
Cunningham John, innholder on Minot's T. 
Colsou Adam, leather-dresser, Marl borough- street. 
Cooper Samuel, Esq ; office State-street, dwelling-house Oliver's- 


Games Thomas & Lewis, shop-keepers, No. GO Cornhill. 
Crosby "William, taylor, Purchase-street. 


Dawes Thomas, Hon. Purchase-street. 

Dawes Thomas, jun. Esq. Office No. 9 % State-street, house Sum- 

Danforth Samuel, Physician, Tremont-street. 
Uorr Harbottle, Esq ; Salem-street. 

Deverell John Watch-maker, No. 23, Marlborough-street. 
Davis Amasa, Merchant, Orange- street. 
Davis Edward, shop-keeper, No. 15 State-street. 
Dyer John, Sadler and Cap-maker, No. 17 State-street. 
Dehon Theodore, hair-dresser, north side State-house. 
Davis Isaac, Store No. 24 Long-wharf. 

Dorr Ebenezer, Store No. 27 Long-wharf, House Orange-street. 
Davis Thomas, shop-keeper, No. 57, Newbury-street. 
Deblois William, Store No. 2 Long-wharf. 
Deblois Gilbert, jun. Store No. 19 Long wharf. 
Dawes William jun. Market-square. 
Dagget William, Mariner, Boarding-house, Ann-street 
Dock Nathaniel, trader, Union-street. 

Donnison William, Adjutant General, Office Winter-street. 
Donoson James, Cordwainer, Orange-street. 
Davis Joseph, tin plate-worker, Orange-street. 
Drury Jotham, carpenter, Essex-street. 

Davenport and McLean, West India goods store, Orange-street. 
Dall AVilliam, shop-keeper, Orange-street. 
Davis Robert & Josiah, store-keepers, Washington-street. 
Dow Samuel, blacksmith, Shop Nassau-street, House Frog-lane. 
Dexter Aaron, physk-ian, Milk-street opposite rope-walk. 
Durell Isaac, house-wright, Purchase-street. 
Draper Susanna, School-mistress, Marlborough-street. 
Draper Elizabeth, Mantua-maker, Marlborough-street. 
Draper Edward, printer. South-Latin School-street. 
Dillaway Samuel, lumber-merchant, Purchase-street, 
Dobson John, cooper, Spear's wharf. 
Dolliver Peter, merchant, Cambridge-street. 
Druitt John, ladies boarding-school, Court-street. 

182 CITS: DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Doubleday Gardner John, grocer, No. 30, Marlborough-street. 

Dame Mark, taylor, South- Latin School-street. 

Davis Caleb, Esq. merchant, Orange-street, store No. 37 State- 

Deblois Gilbert, senior, merchant. No. 1 Cornhill. 

Dogget William, house- wright and printer's furniture-maker, Milk- 

Davis Jonathan, boarding-house, Brattle-street. 

Dunton Thomas house- wright. corner Hanover- street. 

Darriott William, carpenter, Fish-street. 

Dawes Edward, Boarding-house, Fish-street. 

Dodd William, trader, Fish-street. 

Dakin Thomas, blacksmith, shop near Barrett's wharf, House, the 
Blue ball, Union-street. 

Dupee Elias, school-master, Ship-street. 

Davis Samuel, shop-keeper, Ann-street. 

Dillon Thomas, shoe-maker, Creek-lane near the Boston-stone 

Doak William, Windsor chair-maker, Back-street. 

Devens Richard, Commissary-General. Office KiHw-street. 

Dennison Joseph, boarding-hou-e, Royal Exchange-lime. 

Davis Nathan, grammar school-master, Bennet-street. 

Denten John, blacksmith, Doan's wharf. 

Davis William, shop-keeper, Prince-street, near Charles-river 

Dinsdel John, sand dealer, Cross-street. 

Doak John, cooper, Ann-street, house Middle-street. 

Dunnel Zaccheus, house-wright, Love-lane. 

Dismore Thomas, mariner, Bonnet-street. 

Davies William, shop-keeper, No. 7 1 , Cornhill 

Davison Alexander, fisherman, Salutation-alley. 

Doane Isaiah, merchant, Tromont-sireet, store Doane's- wharf. 

Duballet John, merchant, Distill-house-square. 

Dafforne Mrs. shop-keeper, Kilby-street 

Dennie Thomas, merchant, Distill- house-square. 

Donnct William, smith and farrier, Rawson's-laue. 

Dagget Samuel, mariner Ann -street. 

Dyer John, house-wright, Prince-street 

Davis Joshua, carpenter, Orange-street 

Davis Solomon, merchant, Trcmont- street. 


Eliot John, Rev. Salem street. 
Ecklcy Joseph, Rev. Milk-street. 
Everett Oliver, R v. Summer-street. 
Edes Benjamin and Son, Printers, No. 7, State- street. 
English Thomas, merchant, No. 11. Long-wharf. 
Elliot Simon, snuff-manufacturer, No 51 State-street. 
Elliot Simon, jnn. merchant, store Siate-street, house in Federal- 
Eaton Joseph, hatter, Merchants-row. 


Eliot Samuel, merchant, store No. 36 Cornhill, house Tremont- 

Erving John jun. merchant, Merchant 's-row. 

Eliot Josiah, ship-chandler's store, Market-square. 

Edes Jonathan, hair-dresser, Ann-street. 

Emery Stephen, goldsmith, No. 5 Union-street. 

Elliot William, house-wright, Essex-street. 

Edes Edward, baker, Salem-street. 

Eaton Benjamin, Distiller, Leverett-street. 

Emmons Samuel, rope-maker, Milk-street, dwelling-house Round- 

Kustis William, physician, Sudbury street. 

Eustis Benjamin, house-wright, Sudbury-street. 

Eaton Joseph, auctionicr, No. 16. Ann-street. 

Edmonds Joseph, Sexton, Ship-street. 

Eustis .Joseph, house-wright, Sheaf-street. 

Eaton Mrs. milliner Center-street. 

Kustis W B, house-wright, Sheaf-street. 

Eyres Mary, mantua-maker, Devonshire-street. 

Edwards Thomas, Esq. house Middle-street, office Court-street. 

Eayrs Joseph, house-wright, Essex-street. 

Eckley Joseph, hair-dresser, Wings-lane. 

Eustis Jos ph, carpenter, Cambridge-street. 

Edwards Alexander, cabinet-maker, Back-street. 

Eayers and Ellison, house- wrights, South-street. 


Freeman James, Rev. School-street. 
Ford Joseph, shop-keeper, No. 65 Cornhill. 
Foster Joseph, merchant, No. 31, State-street. 
Fellows Nathaniel, merchant, No. 44 Long-wharf. 
Frobisher William, soap-boiler, Union-street. 
Fowle Josiah, hair-dresser, Newbury-street. 
French Abijah, blacksmith, Orange-street. 
Fredrk-ks Elizabeth, Castle-street. 
Fox J antes baker, Pleasant-street. 
Frost Abraham, inn-keeper, Ann-street. 
Fellows Gustavus, distiller, Harvard-street. 
Fairservice John, Pearl-ash-maker, in Eliot-street. 
Fen no Samuel, house-carpenter, Nassau-street. 
Frothingham, Wheeler and Jacobs, coach-makers, at the Labora- 
tory near the Hay-market in West-street. 
Fairservice Robert, cooper, Nassau-street. 
Fessenden Benjamin, wharfinger, Summer-street. 
Furnass John, shop-keeper, Federal-street. 
Fnllerton John, Taylor, Milk-street. 
Fisher William, shop-keeper, No. 29 Cornhill. 
Foster Thomas, powder-house-keeper, Winter-street. 
Fcrriter Nicholas, rope-maker, Whoeler's-point. 
Francis Joseph, house-wright, Purchase-street. 


Foutcraoing Margaret, boarding house, bottom of Milkstrett, cor- 
ner of Oliver's-lane. 

Fillis William, razor-grinder, Milk-street. 

Fro Ivn^ham Ebenezer, china, glass, and Staffordshire- ware, store 
Marshall's Line, opposite the Boston-stone. 

Fenno William, house-wright, Newbury-street. 

Fenno John, Cordwainer, leather-bucket-maker, and maker of 
hoses for Engines and West-India use, Orange-street 

Fleet Thomas and John, printers and stationers, No. 5 Cornhill. 

Freeman and Andrews, printers, State-street, north side State- 

Fox Riohavd, hair-dresser, Purchase-street. 

Foye Henry, slop-shop, Fish- street. 

Frohen Thomas, boat-builder, Vernon's-wharf. 

Fales Stephen, shop-keeper, No. f>6, Cornhill. 

F.veland James, retailer, Ilancock's-wharf. 

Farnham Jonathan, hair-dresser, Back-street. 

Foster Joseph, gold-smith, Ann-street. 

Fowle Henry, block-maker, Scarlet's-wharf. 

Fowle Jonathan, coach-maker, corner of Water-street, near Oliver's- 

French Gideon, brick-layer and tallow-chandler, Water-street. 

Farrell Richard, brass-founder, Kilby-street. 

Francis Joseph, chair-maker, Water-street. 

Francis Stephen, hair dresser, State-street. 

Fovel David, taylor, Middle-street. 

Florence Abraham, hair-dresser, Fish-street. 

Freeman Jeremiah, gentleman, Hawkins-street. 

Foster Abraham, glazier, Fish-street. 

Ferriter James, rope-maker, South-street. 

Fitch John B, merchant, Lynde-street. 

Fou Us John, sugar-baker, Temple-street. 

Fitch Jcrusha, Mrs. Southack'^-court. 

Freeman Nathaniel, jun. shop-keeper, No. 49 Cornhill. 

Freeman Philip, glove-maker, Union street 

Folsom John W. printer and book-seller Union-street. 

Foster William, merchant, store on Foster's-wharf, house Milk- 

Foot William, cooper, Middle-street 

Foster Jonathan blacksmith, shop Scarlet's wharf, house North- 

Foster Isaac, blacksmith, Battery March-street. 


Green Nathaniel, Register of deeds, No. 42, Cornhill. 
Greenleaf Daniel, apothecary & druggist, No. 40. Cornhill. 
Greenleaf Tho's. apothecary & druggist, No. G2 Cornhill. 
Greenough Nathaniel, No. 32, Cornhill. 
Greene Benjamin, merchant, Orange-street. 
Gcver Frederick, W. merchant, Summer-street. 


Guild Benja. bookseller & stationer, No. 59, Cornhill. 

old tb wait Martha, shop-keeper, No. 18, Cornhill. 

Greenwood Isaac, dentist, No. 19. Maryborough-street 

Gray Benjamin, merchant, store No 16, Long-wharf. 

Gray Francis, merchant, store No. 33 & 34, Long-wharf, dwelling- 
house South-street. 

Gordon James, store Merchants-row. 

Green Joseph, merchant, No. 12, Green's-wharf, dwelling-house, 

Green Peter, auctionicr, Market-square. 

Gridley Richard, black-smith, Orange-street. 

Gore Stephen, currier, Orange-street. 

Goddard Benjamin, Orange-street. 

Grossman John G. taylor. No. 77, Newbury-street. 

Gideon George, hair-dresser, corner of Essex-street. 

Gilbert Jonathan, farrier, Summer-street. 

Gray Joshua, painter and glazier, South-street. 

Gouch William, Deputy-sheriff, Orange-street. 

Gridley William, Leveret's-street. 

Grubb William, card-maker. Union-street, No. 31. 

Graham James, retailer, Milk-street. 

Gray John, rope-maker, Purchase-street. 

Gore Samuel, painters-arms, Court-street. 

Gore Christopher, Esq ; office State street, dwelling house Bow- 

Greenleaf Stephen, Esq ; Common-streot. 

Goffe Samuol, shop-keeper, No. 33, Cornhill. 

Gregory John, merchant, No. 54, State-street. 

Gorham Stephen, merchant, store No. 34, State-street, dwelling- 
house lower end of Milk-street. 

Grant Moses, upholsterer & shop-keeper, Union-street. 

Green Thomas, pewterer, Dock-square. 

Gordon John, tobacconist, Essex-street. 

Green Andrew, pewterer, Temple-street. 

Green Timothy, shop-keeper, Ann-street. 

Griffith David, gold-smith, No. 26, Newbury-street. 

Green Francis, glazier, Ann-street. 

Gookin Samuel, boarding-house, Ship-street. 

Grant Edward, boat-builder, ship-street. 

Green John, hair-dresser, Brattle-square. 

Gullager Christian, portrait painter, in Hanover-street. 

Godfrey Thomas, baker, Fish-street. 

Gleason Joseph, truckman, Back-street. 

Gray Edward, lawyer, Cold-lane, office Court-street. 

Greenleaf and Ilalden, braziers, Fish-street. 

Greenleaf Joseph, Esq; justice, office north-side Wing's-lane. 

Greenleaf William, Esq ; Hanover-street. 

Glyde Samuel, Alden's-lane, twine & line manufacturer. 

Green William, mill-wright, Prince-street. 

Gardner Lemuel, cooper, Gardner's wharf, Fish-street. 

Gamel John, William's-court. 

Green Nathan, shoe-maker, Leverett's-lane. 

186 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Gooclale Amos, taylor, Devonshire- street. 

Gray Daniel, mariner, Prince-street. 

Goodwin Ozias, mariner, Charter-street. 

Gealy Daniel, shop-keeper, Leveret's-lane. 

Gray John, merchant, Minot's T. 

Gavet Charles, hair-dresser, Devonshire street. 

Gardette Rachel, boarding-house, Middle-street. 

Goodno Frederick, leather breeches-maker, Middle-street. 

Goddard Elizabeth, mantua-maker, West-street. 

Greenleaf David, ship-wright. Salutation-alley. 

Groves Maithew, mariner, Hanover-street. 

Gray Mary, milliner, Hanover street. 

Gardner Andrew, retailer, Hanover-street. 

Goldthwait, widow, Middle-street. 

Green Joshua, gentleman, Court-street. 

Geycr George, "Wheeler's -point. 

(iridley William, merchant. 

Gi ubb Thomas, barber, Fish-street. 

Gardner Nathaniel, merchant, Orange-street. 

Geyer J. J. stone-cutter, Orange-street. 

Gray Catherine, boarding house, Stale-street. 

Grant Mrs. shop-keeper, State-street.' 

Green John, tin-plateworker, Market-square. 

Green John, taylor, Federal-street. 

Green James, shop-keeper, Union-street. 

Griffiths Mr. dancing-master, Hanover-street. 

Gair Thomas, Rev. Back-street. 

Gardner Joseph, Esq ; justice, Bennet-street. 

Gray Edward, trader, South-street. 

Gray Mrs. Hanover-street. 

Green Edward, gentleman, Court-street. 

Gould John, barber, State-street. 


Hancock John, Esq ; Governour, Beacon-street. 

Hall Samuel, printer and bookseller, No. 55, Cornhill. 

Hill Samuel, engraver, No. 74, Cornhill 

Hough ton Jonathan, shop-keeper, No. 8. Cornhill. 

Harbach John, broker, Marlborough-street. 

Higginson Stephen, Esq ; merchant, No. 40, Long-wharf. 

Haywood Abraham, hair-dresser, Merchant's-row. 

Hunt Alexander, retailer. No. 27, Union-street. 

Homes Robert, founder, No. 33, Union-street. 

Hatch Israel, iunholder, sign of Grand Turk, Newbury-street. 

Hinkley Ebenezer, farrier, Newbury-street. 

Hall Ammi, distiller, Newbury-street. 

Hay ward Lemuel, physician, Newbury-street. 

Hastings Samuel, shop-keeper, Newbury-street. 

Healy Samuel, cooper, Orange-street. 

Hill William, wheelwright, Nassau-street. 


Hews Rcbert, glue-maker, Pleasant-street, 

Houghton Benjamin, house-carpenter, Esex-street, 

Haskins John distiller, Rainsford-lane. 

Haskins John, jun. apothecary Orange-street. 

Hill Henry, distiller, South-street. 

Hersey Thomas, housewright, South-street. 

Hatch David, broker, No. 28, Marlborough-street. 

Homer Jacob, brick-layer, Oliver-street. 

Haslet William, wig-maker, Adams-street. 

Howe Edward, rope-maker, Milk-street. 

Hersey William, brick-layer, Milk-street. 

Houton Jesse, cordwainer and sexton, Winter-street. 

Hunt Samuel, grammar school-master, South-Latin School-street. 

Hubbard Daniel, merchant, store No. 9 Spear's* wharf, house 

Herring Ebenezer, mason and sexton, Lynde-street. 

Howard Simeon, Rev. Lynde-street. 

Hunt W 7 ells Samuel, grocer, south side of the Market. 

Hays M. M. Insurance office, State-street. 

Hewes Daniel, brick-layer, Purchase-street. 

Homes William, gold-smith, Ann-street. 

Howe Joseph, tin-plate-worker, Marshall's lane, near the Boston- 

Hatch Jabez, wharfinger, Wheeler' s-point. 

Hollis David, jun. cordwainer, South- Latin School-street. 

Hayt Lewis, auctionier, State-street. 

Hicks Zachariah, sadler, No. 38 Cornhill. 

Hall Stephen, wharfinger, Battery March-street. 

Howe Thomas, baker, Middlecot-street. 

Hussey Joseph, merchant, No. 20, Long-wharf. 

Heard Joseph, cordwainer, No. 15, Newbury-street. 

Hunnewell Richard, mason, Essex-street. 

Huyman James, merchant, Foster's- wharf. 

Hitchbourn Samuel, cooper, Ann-street. 

Hawkes Elkanah, private school-master, Hanover-street. 

Harris Stephen, baker, Orange-street. 

Homans Benjamin, Dorset's-alley. 

Hastings Jonathan, post-office, No. 44. Cornhill. 

Hall Nathaniel, distiller, Hawkin's-street. 

Hall Nathaniel, jun. distiller, Distill-house- square. 

Hagar William G. mathematical instrument-maker, near the draw- 
bridge, Ann-street. 

Hay ward Abraham, cabinet-maker, Ann-street. 

Holland Jacob, cordwainer, Ann-street. 

Hitchborn Nathaniel, boat-builder, shop Hitchborn's wharf, house 

Hitchborn Robert, cooper, Ann-street 

Homer John, stone-cutter, Fish-street 

Hall Jonathan P. apothecary & druggist. Fish-street. 

llaydan Elkanah, cordwainer, Fish-street. 

Howes Edmund, merchant, Federal-street, store Town-dock. 

Hart Edward, shipwright, Lynn-street. 

188 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Harris Samuel, mariner, Fleet-street. 

Hamlurey Joseph, tallow-chandler, Fleet-street. 

Hitchborn Thomas, boat-builder, Cross-street. 

Hart Zephaniah, ship-wright, Charter-street. 

Hart Ralph, mast-maker, Charter-street. 

Howe John, cabinet-maker and turner, Back-street. 

Hammat Benjamin, merchant, Merchant's-row. 

Henderson Benjamin, collector, Middle-street. 

Ilersey Levi, cordwainer, shop Purchase-street, house Atkinson- 

Hillard James, Livery-stable, Bisbop's-alley. 

Harlow Asaph, taylor, Purchase-street. 

Hall Simon, cabinet-maker, Battery March-street. 

Harris Samuel, jun. painter, Back-street. 

Hall Jacob, distiller, Prince-street. 

Harris Thomas, innholder, ship-stroet. 

Horton Jotham, blacksmith, Ship-street. 

Hooton John, oar-maker, Hooton's wharf, Fish-street. 

Hunt Abraham, wine-broker & cork-cutter, Middle-street. 

Hunt and Brown, honse-wrights, Hancock's- wharf, house head of 

Hancock Ebenezer, Esq ; Marlborough-street. 

Haslett Elizabeth and Martha, raantua-makers, No. 46, Marlbor- 

Hodson Anne, retailer, Fish-street. 

Hood Joseph, Love-lane. 

Hancock Ebenezer, mason, near Boston-stone. 

Hodge and Dobson, coopers, Spear's-wharf. 

Henly John, mason, Nassau-street. 

Henly William, mason, Newbury-street. 

Hutch in son Ephraim, cooper, Prince- street. 

Henderson Joseph, Esq ; high-sheriff, Milk-street. 

Harris Giles, North-Latin School-street. 

Ilovey Joseph, paper-stainer, Marlborough-street. 

Hill Edward, hair-dresser, Mar.-shaH's-Lane. 


Ivers James, sugar-boiler, Distill-house-square. 
Insley Frederick, Nassau-street. 
Ingersoll Nehemiah, mariner, Fish-street. 
Jngersoll Joseph, boarding-house, Court-street. 
Ingersoll Daniel, caulker, Purchase-street. 
Ingeisoll Daniel, jun. house-wright, Purchase-street. 
Tnnis John, plumber, glazier and painter, Eliot-street, 
Jhiier Jacob, ship-carpenter, north School-street. 


Jeffry Patrick, merchant, Tremout-street. 
Jackson Henry, Esq; gentleman. Market-square. 
Johnson Eleazer, Capt Marlborough-street. 


Jackson John, broker, No. 76, Cornhill. 

Joy John, apothecary and druggist, No. 2, Cornhill. 

Jones Thomas K. auctionier, No. 22, State-street. 

Jackson Joseph, gentleman. Market-square. 

Jackson Elizabeth, mantua-maker, Pond street. 

Jenks John, store No. 39. State-street. 

James Francis, mason, Back-street. 

Jenkins John, baker, Union-street. 

Johonnot Mary, shop-keeper, No. 31, Newbnry-street. 

Jackson Johnson, Orange-street. 

Jarvcs John, cabinet-maker, No. 76, Newbury- street. 

.Jones John, sexton. West-street. 

Jarvis Leonard, Comptroller-General, South-street. 

Jarvis Charles, Esq ; physician, Common-street. 

James Matthew, sexton, Oliver's-dock. 

Jenkins Nathaniel, honsewright, Purchase-street. 

Jennisou Samuel, boarding house, Ann-street. 

Jackson, Mrs. Middle-street. 

Jones Edward, merchant, No. 23, Long-wharf. 

Jones Edward, livery-stable, Common-street. 

Jennings Levi, hatter, No, 7f), Newbury-street. 

Jennings William, wheel- wright, Eliot-street. 

Jepson Samuel, barber, Temple-street. 

James Benjamin, retailer, ship-street. 

James Enoch, blacksmith, at the head of Governour Hancock's 

Jenks Samuel and Son, blacksmiths and bellows-makers, at the 

sign of the bellows, Gardner's wharf, Ann-street. 
Jones David, hatter and slop-shop, Fish-street. 
Jepson Benjamin, gentleman, Sheaf-street. 
Johnston John, portrait-painter, Water-street. 
Jennings Benjamin, blacksmith, Water-street. 
Jepson William, taylor, Charter-street. 
James Francis, mason, Cross-street. 
Jones Elizabeth, mantua-maker, West-street. 
Jarvis Mercy, shop-keeper, Middle-street. 
Jarvis Ann, shop-keeper, Middle-street. 
Jones John Coffin, merchant, Hanover-street. 
Jacques Richard, shoe-maker, Fish-street. 


Kaft Thomas, physician, Fish-street. 
Kennedy John, store No. 46, Long-wharf. 
Kneeland John, store No. 15, Butler's-ro.v. 
Kettle John, baker, Purchase-street. 
Kneeland Bartholomew, shop-keeper, No. 73, Cornhill. 
Knapp Josi;ih, W. I. goods store. Orange-street. 
Kelly Andrew, horsc-shoer and farrier, Orange-street. 
King John, boarding-house, Hanover-street. 
Kingman Seth, cabiuct-ma'ver, Fish -street. 

190 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Kenney James, wheel-Wright, Devonshire-street. 

Knox Thomas, branch-pilot, Friend- street. 

Kettle Joseph, baker, Back-street. 

Kuhn Polly, mantua-muker, Nassau-street. 

King Ch-irles, chimney-sweeper, at Mrs. Jewis's, Middle-street. 

Kimball John, singing-master, Hanover-street. 

Kuhn Jacob, messenger to the General Court, Nassau-street. 

Keith Israel, Esq ; Court-street. 

Kenedy William, house-wright, Temple-street. 

Knight William, tallow-chandler, Pond-street. 

Kent widow, Center-street. 


Lane Juhn, merchant, No. 46, Newbury-street. 

Lovell James, Esq; Collector of Impost & Excise, so-.ith side 
Faneuil-Hall, Market-square. 

Lathrop John Rev. North-square. 

Larkin Benjamin, book- hinder and book-seller, No. 46, Cornhill. 

Larkin Ebenezer, jnn. book-binder and book-seller, No. 50, Corn- 

Leach William, Sadler, No. 9. Mailborough-street. 

LeLocq Peter, store-keeper, No 40, State street. 

Loring Joseph, jeweler, No. 3, Union-street 

Lowder William, tin-plate-worker, Orange-street. 

Loring Joseph, turner, Pond-street. 

Liswell James, taylor, Pond-street. 

Laffan Robert, tallow-chandler. Fish-street. 

Leavitt Josiah, physician, Stamford-street. 

Lanman James, baker, Temple-street. 

Lewis David, shoe- maker, Cambridge-street. 

Laugierand Minot, merchants, No. 48, State-street, dwelling-house, 

Lyde Nathaniel B. Capt. Summer-street. 

Langley George, retailer, Summer-street. 

Lamb James & Thomas merchants, No. 29, State-street. 

Lucas John Esq ; Orange-street. 

Lush George, tanner, Nassau and Essex- streets. 

Letombe, Mons. Hon. Consul of France, Oliver's-lane. 

Loring John, apothecary, No. 41, Cornhill, dwelling-house Beacon- 

Little William, merchant, No. 46, State-street. 

Lovering John, tallow chandler and soap-boiler, Newbury-street. 

Lamb Robert, tanner, Eliot-street. 

Loring Joseph, cooper, Fostcr's-wharf. 

Lane Oliver Wellington, school- master, Staniford-street. 

Lowell John, accompant, Cook's-court. 

Leach Tbomas, brass- Bounder, Ann-street. 

Leach Charles, gold-smith, three doors below the Draw-bridge, 

Lane John M. hair-dresser, State-street. 


Levering Joseph & Sons, manufacturers of Spermaceti and Tallow 
Candles, hard and soft Soap, Poland Starch and Hair-powder, 
No. 49. State-street. 

Loring Israel, house-wright, Water-street. 

Leach Nathaniel, gold-smith, Kilby-street. 

Larkin John, chair-maker, Prince-street. 

Loring Caleb, distiller, Back-street. 

Laughton Joseph, at Mrs. Griffin's Summer-street. 

Lovell James, merchant, Leverett-street. 

Loring Matthew, cordwainer, Devonshire-street. 

Low Jonathan, cloth shoe-maker, Middle -street. 

Lincoln Amos, house-wright, Middle-street. 

Loring Benjamin, fish-packer, Snow-hill. 

Litchman George, sail-maker, Prince-street. 

Lincoln Daniel, cordwainer, Fish-street. 

Lewis Thomas, blockmaker, Parson's- wharf, Ship-street. 

Lyman Timothy, store on J. Ballard's-wharf, Ship-street. 

Lambert John, ship-joiner, North-Battery. 

Loring Braddock, house-wright, Lynde-street. 

Langford Arthur, cooper, Orange-street. 

Lambert John, jun. ship-joiner, Clark's street. 

Lord Alexander, labourer, Ship-street. 

Loring Mary, boarding-house, Hanover-street. 

Low Thomas, carpenter, Cold-lane. 

Lane Levi, sail-maker, Gardner's-wharf. 

Lord Samuel, shop-keeper, Ship-street. 

Lillie Daniel, ship-carpenter, Ship-street. 

Lobdell, Mrs. innholder, State-street. 

Loring, Mrs. innholder, sign of the Golden-ball, Merchants-row. 

Lambert Davis, cooper, Ship-street. 

Lillie John, merchant, south-side the Town-dock. 

Lillie Daniel, ship-carpenter, Ship-street. 

Loring Jonathan, taylor, shop Fish-street, dwelling-house Proctor's- 

Lewis Thomas, wharfinger, Fish-street. 

Leach John, school Fish- street, dwelling-house North-Latin school- 

Lilly Joseph, taylor, Middle-street. 

Low, widow, Cow-Lane. 


Minot George R. Esq ; Spring-lane. 

Mackay Alexander, grocer, Kilby-street. 

Mackay Mungo, merchant, No. 30, Long-wharf. 

Means Polly, mantua-maker, Pond-street. 

Martin John, retailer, Middle-street. 

Mitchel John, mariner, Fleet-street. 

Minns William, branch pilot, Middle-street. 

Morey David, Rawson's-lane 

May Enoch, house wright, Nassau-street. 

McFaddcn William, sexton, Hollis-street. 

192 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Moore Thomas, carpenter, Hawkins-street. 

Mayo Simeon, merchant, Tremont-street. 

May Aaron, gentleman, Orange-street. 

Magner John, smith and farrier, Oliver's-Dock. 

May Moses, shop-keeper, Orange-street. 

Marston Manassah, cooper, Middle-street. 

McFarland John, Prince-street. 

Marston David, cooper, Marshall's-lane. 

Marston John, cooper, Doane's wharf. 

Montgomery John, merchant, Woodward's-wharf. 

Mack ay Crafts, watch-maker, State-street. 

Morton Perez, Esq. State-street. 

May Joseph, merchant, No. 3 Long- wharf, house No. 28, Union- 

May Samuel, merchant, Orange-street. 

Miller Charles, merchant, dwelling-house Federal-street, store, 

Melvill Thomas, Naval-Officer, south side Faneuil-Hall, Market- 

Marsh Caleb, taylor, No. 10, Union-street. 

McKay William, gentleman, Fish-street. 

Mitchel John, shop-keeper, No. 32, Newbury-street. 

Mock William, hair-dresser, No. 28, Newbury-street. 

More Abigail, sign of the Lamb, Newbury-street. 

Morton Joseph, inn-holder, sign of tho White Horse, Newbury- 

May John, merchant, Orange-street. 

Mero John, cordwainer, Orange-street. 

Mascarenc Mrs. No. 46, Newbury-street. 

May Wm. paper-stainer, No. 43, Marlborough-street. 

Moore Margaret, boarding-house, Orange street. 

Mclntoch and Parmenter, blacksmiths, South-street. 

McNeil Wm. & Son, rope-makers, Fort-hill, Cow-lane. 

Merrit John, gunsmith, Adams-street, house head of Hancock's 

Minot Martin Timothy, chair-maker, Rawson's-lane. 

McLane John, slater, Newbury street. 

Massone and Garraux, bakers, Middlecot-street. 

Moncrieff, Jane, boarding-house, Ann-st^*:. 

McNeil Robert, merchant, No. 29 Long-wharf, house Atkinson- 

Marett Philip, No. 88, Newbury-street. 

McClench John, card-maker, No. 64, Newbury-street. 

Malms John, hair-cutter, and wig-maker, Milk-street. 

Mason and Winslow, merchants, No. 12, Cornhill. 

Makepiece and Fox, merchants, No. 18, Long- wharf. 

May John and Thomas, retailers, Market-square. 

Morril James, shop-keeper, No. 24, Cornhill. 

Ma}*nard and Cottiug, store-keepers, Orange-street. 

Morril William, shop-keeper, shop Dock-square, house South- 
Latin School-street. 

Morton Zacheus, baker, Fish-street. 


Martin Joseph, slop-shop, Fish-street. 
Machet John, gentleman, Fish-street. 
Montague Wm. Rev. near draw-bridge, Ann-street. 
Merry Daniel, shop-keeper, No. 21, Ann-street. 
McKean Wm, tobacconist, head of Hancock's wharf. 
Malcolm Sarah, boarding-house, Ship-street. 
Milliquet and Eaton, milliners, Center-street. 
McLeod Alexander, retailer, Back-street. 
Merry Jonathan, grocer, Ann-street. 
Miller John, house-wright, Hanover-street ., 
Meinzies, William, ship-carpenter, Ship-street. 
Maloney Ludowick, chimney-sweeper, Atkinson street. 
Miller Robert, retailer, Prince-street. 
More Charles, house-wright, Battery-March-street. 
Marshall Christopher, taylor, State-street. 
Motley Richard, rigger, Friends-street. 

Minot Samuel, goldsmith, and importer of plated and jewellery- 
ware, Ann-street. 

Moore Thomas, wharfinger, Fish-street. 
Moody Nathaniel G. sailmaker, Oliver's-dock. 
Marrable Robert, house-carpenter, Prince-street. 
McElroy Robert, tobacconist, Long-wharf. 
Morse Eliakim, apothecary and grocer, No. 11, Dock-square 
Marsters William, cooper. Purchase-street. 
Mills John, house-wright, Newbur3 7 -street. 


Newell Andrew, mathematical instrument-maker, No. 61, State- 

Norcross Nehemiah, taylor and stay-maker, Ann-street. 

Noyes Nathaniel, apothecary, south side Faneuil-Hall, Market- 

Newman Henry, merchant, Long-acre. 

Nowell George, ship-wright, Leverett-slreet. 

Nickles William, taylor, No. 13, State-street. 

Newell Timothy, iron-mongers store, No. 7, Dock-square, dwell- 
ing-house Bowdoin's-square. 

Newell James, cordwainer, Kilby-street. 

Newhali John, boat-builder, Scarlet's- wharf. 

Newell Joseph, boat-builder, Ship-street. 

Nichols Adam, house-wright, North-square. 

Nancrede de P. I. G. instructor of the French language, William's- 
court, Cornhill. 

Newman Margaret, five doors below the draw-bridge. 

Nye Cornelius, boot and shoe-maker, Middle-street. 

Nuttage Nathaniel, house-wright, Prince-street. 

Nuttage Josiah, house-wright, near Boston-stone. 

Newell and Pittman, house- w rights, Bennet-street. 

Newcom Thomas, fisherman, Cross-street. 

Neat John, house-wright, Back-street. 

194 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Nazro Mrs. mantua-maker, Temple-street. 
Newell John, cordwainer, Hanover-street. 
Norcross Uriah, house-Wright, West-Boston. 
Nazro Matthew, clerk of the market, Temple-street. 
Neltleton John, soap-boiler, Newbury-street. 
Nason Bartholomew, boarding-house, Cross-street. 


Oliver Daniel, grocer, Merchants-row. 

Oliver Edward, taylor, No. 61. State-street. 

Osborn John, painter, Orange-street. 

Otis Hannah, shop-keeper, No. 35, Newbury-street. 

Orr Daniel, sadler, No. 18, State-street. 

Otis Harrison-Gray, Esq ; Cambridge-street, office Court-street. 

Owen Sarah, boarding-house, Ship-street. 

Oliver Joseph, innholder Lynde-street. 

Osbourn Thomas, painter, Prince-street. 

Owner John, gauger and cooper, old North-square. 

Oliver David, mast-maker, Dagget's-lane. 

Otis Samuel Allyne, Esq ; Bowdoin's-square. 

Oliver Ebenezer, shop-keeper, Marlborough-street. 

Organ Mary, retailer, Middle-street. 


Parsons Ebenezer, merchant, Parsons's wharf, house Summer- 

Parsons William, merchant, Parsons's wharf, house South-street. 

Phillips Margaret, shop-keeper, No. 48, Cornhill. 

Putnam Jesse, shop-keeper, No. 14, Cornhill, house in Hawkins- 

Porter Jacob, taylor, south-side State-house. 

Payne William, insurance office, No. 15, State street. 

Parkman Samuel, merchant, Merchant's-row. 

Piemont John, retailer, No. 51, north-side State-street. 

Pickman and Sargent, merchants, No. 15, Long wharf. 

Phillips William, store Merchant's-row. 

Parke Matthew, store north side of Town-Dock. 

Proctor Edward, auctionier, No 1, Union-street. 

Peabody Nathan, boarding-house, Union-street. 

Pierce William, hair-dresser, Boston-stone. 

Pierpont Benjamin, goldsmith and jeweller, No. 33, Newbury- 

Pepoon Mary, retailer, Orange-street. 

Parker John, W. I. store, Orange-street. 

Perry Jesse, baker, Orange-street. 

Phillips Nathaniel, apothecary, Orange-street. 

Pope Joseph, watch-maker, Newbury-street, house in Essex-street, 

Phillips William, jun. merchant, Atkinson-street. 

Porter William, house in Pleasant-street, distillery in Orange- 


Parkman William, cooper, Salutation -alley. 

Phillips Samuel, painter, Hollis-street. 

Parker Samuel, Rev. Pond -street. 

Paine Samuel, merchant, Raiusfords-lane. 

Parmenter Ezra, blacksmith, Elliot-street. 

Patten Thomas, blacksmith, Purchase-street. 

Pepoon James, blacksmith, Sea-street. 

Prentiss Henry, merchant, Rowe's-wharf, house in Hanover-street. 

Pierce Erasmus, distiller, Battery-march -street. 

Pope John, school-master and surgeon, particularly a curer of 
cancers and malignant ulcers, &c. Vincent's lane. 

Pico Joshua, cooper, Sheaf-street. 

Pons Thomas, goldsmith and jeweller, Newbury-street, house in 
Winter street. 

Partridge Samuel, master of the Aims-House, Beacon-street. 

Phillips William, Hon. Beacon-street. 

Perkins James, merchant, store south-east corner of Market- 
square, house Common-street. 

Pearce Green, boarding-house, Belknap-street. 

Pierce Isaac, distiller, Leveret-street. 

Price James, Leveret-street. 

Phillips James, rope-maker. 

Prince Job Capt. Staiiiford-street. 

Pierce Joseph, shop-keeper, opposite the State-House, Cornhill. 

Powell William, merchant, south Latin School-street. 

Peck Moses, watch-maker, No. 63, Cornhill. 

Prince Samuel, taylor, Backstreet. 

Pope Robert, watch-maker, No. 34, Newbury-street. 

Perkins Thomas, distill-house, Short-street. 

Preston John, Wheeler's-poiut. 

Peak Thomas, block-maker and retailer, No. 29, Newbury-street. 

Payson Joseph, bouse- wright, Foster's-wharf. 

Penniman William, bricklayer and maker of rosin, spirits and var- 
nish of all kinds, Pleasant-street. 

Pierce William, distiller, Harvard-street. 

Penniman William, jun. mason, Nassau-street. 

Pierce John, taylor, Milk-street. 

Powell Thomas, rigger, Sea-street. 

Polley Simeon, distiller, Battery-march-street. 

Pease Timothy, jun. cooper, near Fort-hill. 

Prentice James, boarding-house Brattle-street. 

Parkman Elias, scrivener, North-street. 

Pook William, taylor, Fish-street. 

Proctor Edward, jun. tin-plate-worker, Fish-street. 

Page Benjamin, cabinet-maker, Fish-street. 

Pecker James, physician, Hanover-street, corner of Friends-street. 

Proctor John, scrivener, Wing's-lane. 

Potter Amos, mariner, Fleet-street. 

Pierce Samuel, shop-keeper, Fleet-street. 

Popkius Thomas, white-smith, near Boston-stone. 

Power Edward, farrier and smith, Creek-lane, near Boston-stone. 

Pelte Sarah, slop-shop, Fish-street. 

196 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Patterson Joseph, house-wright, Middle-street. 

Parker Isaac, merchant, No. 1, Long-wharf. 

Price Ezekiel, Esq ; Notary-Public, Williams's-court. 

Peck Elijah, watch-maker, Williams's-court. 

Parrot Mrs. boarding-house, Oliver's-dock. 

Parke Josiah, painter, Adams-street 

Poterie (de la) Claude, Roman catholic priest, vice-prefect, and 
nissionary apostolic, rector of the church in south Latin School- 
street, dedicated to God under the title of the Holy Cross, 
Oliver's lane. 

Paine Pierce, taylor, Prince-street. 

Parker, widow retailer, Prince-street. 

Phillips John, ship-carpenter ,, Prince-street. 

Pulsifer Thomas, whale-bone-cutter, Back-street. 

Pierce Nicholas, bricklayer, Back-street. 

Patterson Joseph, carpenter, Middle-street. 

Paine Robert T. Esq ; Attorney-General, Milk-street. 

Page John, apothecary, Union-street. 

Preston Remember, merchant, Wheeler's-point. 

Parker Thomas, retailer, Middle-street. 

Piper Moses, rigger, Sheaf-street. 

Pike Timothy, saw whetter, Lynn- street. 

Page Thomas, ship-wright, Salutation-alley. 

Patridge Robert, rigger, Barrett's-wharf , house Church-street. 

Page William, ship-carpenter, Ship-street. 

Pierce Thomas, mariner, Summer-street. 

Pierce Mrs. boarding-school for young ladies, Brattle-square. 

Pease Levi, New- York stage, Common-street. 

Percut and Dolbee, South-street. 


Quincy Mrs. Court-street. 


Russell Thomas, Esq ; merchant, house Summer-street, Russell'8- 

Rogers Thomas, shop-keeper, No. 67, Corn hill. 

Ruggles William, grocer, No. 57, Marlborough-street. 

Robins E. H. Esq; State-street 

Roby Henry, tin-plate-worker, Long-wharf, dwelling-house, Prince- 

Rogers .Tames, mason, Salem-street. 

Rumney Edward, chocolate and mustard-grinder, shop south-side 
the market, house Middle-street. 

Richards Samuel, hard-ware store, south-corner of Ann-street, 
house No. 58, Marlborough-street. 

Revere John, taylor, Ann-street. 

Roby Joseph, No. 17, Union-street. 

Raillion Augustine, hair-dresser, No. 48, Newbury-street. 

Roulstone John, watch-maker, No. 18, Newbury-street. 


Ruggles Robert, merchant, No. 17 Newbury-street. 

Revere Thomas, silver-smith, Newbury-street. 

Ray James, house-wright, Summer-street. 

Rowe Anthony, hair-dresser, South- Latin School-street. 

Russell Joseph, auctionier, Federal-street. 

Russell Joseph, jun. merchant, No. 46, Long-wharf. 

Russell Benjamin, printer, office State- street, dwelling-house 

Rogers John, trader, corner of Center and Ann- street. 

Rogerson Robert, physician, Ship-street. 

Richards Giles & Co. wool & cotton card manufacturers, No. 2, 

Ridgeway Samuel, Middle-street. 

Ray Caleb, house-wright, No. 91, Newbury-street. 

Richardson Jeffery, rope-maker, Cow-lane. 

Ramsdel Silas, Ladies shoe-maker, Milk-street, corner Bishop's- 

Ranger Edmund, house-wright, Purchase-street. 

Rice William, blacksmith, bottom of Pond-street. 

Runey Robert, baker, Winter-street. 

Russel Ezekiel, printer, No. 2, Essex street. 

Rowe Jacob, merchant, Beacon-street. 

Richards George, School-master, Middle-street. 

Richardson Benjamin, bricklayer, Friend-street. 

Ridgeway James, goldsmith and jeweller, Friend-street. 

Ridgeway Ebenezer, chair-maker. Fish-street. 

Russell & Clap, auctioniers, Court-street. 

Revere Paul, goldsmith, No. 50, Cornhill. 

Roby Joseph, tin-plate-worker, three doors north of the Draw- 
bridge, Ann-street. 

Rand John, tobacconist, north-side the Draw-bridge. 

Ridgeway Ebenezer, taylor, Fish-street. 

Roby Henry, glazier, Fish-street. 

Ramsdel David, taylor, Prince-street. 

Rogers John, cordwuiner, Prince-street. 

Richardson Thomas, ship-wright, Green's-lane, N. E. 

Robinson John, ship-wright, Hull-street. 

Raymond Thomas, taylor, Kilby-street. 

Reynold Edward, taylor, Kilby-street. 

Rea Daniel, jun. painter, head Long-wharf. 

Read Edward, block-maker, Oliver's Dock. 

Rea Daniel, tertius, painter, New-lane. 

Robinson Robert, tanner, Essex street. 

Ridgeway James, house-wright, Water-street. 

Ruggles Samuel, Esq ; Newbury-street. 

Rogers William, wheelwright, Water-street. 

Rust Enoch, trader, Prince-street. 

Read John & Thomas, wine-sellers, State-street. 

Robertson James, retailer, Middle-street. 

Robertson James, house-wright, Middle-street. 

Rand Isaac, physician, Middle-street. 

Robertson Elias, head-builder, Salem-street. 

198 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Roberts Benjamin, painter, Pond-street. 
Read Mrs. school-mistress, Cambridge-street. 
Read Sampson, Tremont- street. 
Rich Thankful, boarding-house, Brattle-square. 
Read Ebenezer, boarding-house, State-street. 
Rand Jonathan, house-wright, Hawkins-street. 
Robertson Mr. shoemaker, Purchase-street. 
Rhodes Jacob, ship-builder, Ship-street. 


Stillman Samuel, Rev. corner of Salem and Sheaf-streets. 

Sullivan James, Esq ; office Court-street, house Cambridge-street. 

Sigourney Elisha, merchant, store No. 1 Spears-wharf, house 

Sweetser Joseph, retailer, Prince- street. 

Sumner Samuel, carpenter, Back-street. 

Snelling Samuel, sugar-baker, Back-street. 

Sherburne William, merchant, Back-street. 

Swift Elijah, ship-wright, Henchman's-lane. 

Swift Elijah, jun. ship-wright, Lynn-street. 

Snelling John, sail-maker, Minot's-T. 

Shearman James, painter, Middle-street. 

Snelling Josiah, baker, Salem-street. 

Stoddard Hosea, shop-keeper, Fish-street. 

Skillin John, ship-wright, Salutation-alley. 

Stonehouse Robert, mariner, Fleet-street. 

Shuttleworth John, shop-keeper, Hanover-street. 

Silvester Zebulon, hair-dresser, Fish-street. 

Skillings Richard, block-maker, Rand's-wharf, Ann-street. 

Stutston Levi, mariner, Temple- street. 

Scott Mrs. Common -street. 

Southack Cyprian, baker, Temple- street. 

Sumner James, house-wright, Temple-street. 

Sever Ebenezer, shop-keeper, Orange-street. 

Spear Joseph, cooper, Leveret's-street. 

Scollay John, Esq ; Brattle-square. 

Smith William, merchant, store No. 53, State-street house Court- 

Smhh Oliver, apothecary and druggist, shop Cornhill, house Milk- 

Sigourney Charles, merchant, No. 55 Cornhill. 

Simpkins John, upholsterer, and shop-keeper, No. Cornhill. 

Saxton William, grocer and Crockery-ware, No. 2, Dock-square. 

Salisbury Samuel and Stephen, merchants, No. 59, Marlborough- 

Sumner William, crockery- ware, State-street. 

Stackpole William, merchant, No. 26, State-street. 

Smith Abicl, merchant, No. 6 State-street. 

Sraallpiece Robert, hair-dresser, State-street. 

Swarbeck Edward, merchant, No. 11, Long- wharf. 


Smith Samuel, merchant, No. 21, Long- wharf, house Federal- 

Stoughton John, merchant, Rawson's-lane. 

Somes Nehemiah, merchant, No. 2G Long-wharf. 

Shattuck William, merchant, No. 4. Long- wharf. 

Stafford Samuel, cabinet-maker, Kilby-street. 

Sturges Russel, hatter and furrier, Merchant's- row. 

Scott Joseph, merchant, No. 6, Dock-square. 

Stillman Benjamin Morgan, crockery- ware, No. 10, Market- 

Smith Henry, merchant. Town-dock, house Palmer-street. 

Sears David, merchant, No. 47, State-street, house Beacon-street. 

Symmes William, taylor, Ann-street. 

Stow William, hatter, No. 17, Ann-street. 

Sprague Joseph, painter plumber and glazier, No. 5, Long-wharf, 
house Orange-street. 

Skinner John, pewterer, Newbury-street. 

Sweetser John, jim. shop-keeper, No. 80, Newbury-street. 

Stowell Thomas, house-wright, Foster' s-wharf. 

Sever Ebenezer, distiller, Harvard-street, house Nassau-street. 

Simpson Ebenezer, taylor, Frog-lane. 

Stimpson John, house-wright, Nassau-street. 

Searl Samuel, taylor, Eliot-street. 

Sumner Elisha, wharfinger, Wheeler's- point. 

Spear Paul, innholder, Purchase-street. 

Smalledge Jeremiah, boat-builder, Battery March-street. 

Sohier Edward, Esq ; Newbur\ T -street. 

Simpson Henry, mason, Federal-street. 

Smink Peter, musician and silk-dyer, Wing's-lane. 

Sutton Hannah, retailer, Common-street. 

Spriggs Thomas, gardner and seedsman, Hancock-street. 

Spring Peter, laborer, Purchase-street. 

Swift Henry, ship-wright, Hull-street. 

Spooner William, physician, Cambridge- street. 

Southack John, merchant, Southack's-court. 

Scollay William, apothecary and druggist, No. 6, Cornhill. 

Stevens Benjamin, taylor, No, 33, Marlborough-street. 

Shimmin Charles, school-master, No. 45 Marlborough-street. 

Seward Thomas, hatter, State-street. 

Symmes John, auctionier, Market-square. 

Smith William, cordwainer, No. 9, Union-street. 

Sloane Samuel, distiller, near the green Dragon. 

Smith Samuel, constable, Marshall's lane. 

Smith Joseph, goldsmith and hair-worker, No. 48, Newbury- 

Shed Joseph, retailer, Milk-street. 

Simpson Josiah, cabinet-maker, Exchange-lane. 

Sorin Mrs. retailer, Cow-lane. 

Storer Ebenezer merchant, Sudbury-street. 

Story William, gentleman, Fish-street. 

Selby William, musician, Cold-lanp. 

Salter Sarah, innholder, Royal-Exchange-lane. 

200 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Sheltou Richard, boarding-house, Fish-street 

Sheridan Thos. boarding-house & musician, Fish- street. 

Sturges Samuel, hatter, Ann-street. 

Stevenson Thomas, board 5 ng-house & retailer, ship-street. 

Sweetser John, gentleman Ship-street. 

Stoddard Thomas, boat-builder, L} 7 nn-street. 

Swan Henry, boarding-house, near the Mill-bridge. 

Savage Ezekiel, shop-keeper, Fish-street, house Fleet-street. 

Steel Alexander, book-binder, Back-street. 

Sigournay Peter, founder, Back-street. 

Sherburne Thomas, cabinet-maker, Back-street. 

Sigourney John II. shop-keeper, Prince-street. 

Simpkins Thomas B. goldsmith, Fish-street. 

Stowel Zacheus cordwainer, Ann-street. 

Stoclder Jonathan, house-wright, Fish-street. 

Stanton John, shop-keeper, Fish-street. 

Skillin John, carver, the wharf north of governor Hancock's, 
house Fish-street. 

Swan Ebeuezer, taylor, Middle-street. 

Sander Edward, boarding-house, head of Hancock's-wharf, Fish- 

Shaw Orcut, blacksmith, Ship-street. 

Service & Leishman, sail-makers, Woodward's- wharf. 


Tisdale James, merchant, Merchants-row. 

Torrey Samuel, hard- ware store, No 5, Dock-square. 

Thayer, N. and F. shop-keepers, No. 9, Cornhill. 

Tyler David, goldsmith, No. 15, Cornhill. 

Townsend David, watch-maker, No. 11, State-street. 

Tant William, Eastern Coffee-house, No. 30, State-street. 

Templeman John, broker, opposite N. E. corner of the State 

House, dentist, South Latin School-street. 
Turell widow, boarding-house, Brattle-square. 
Taft and Stevenson, store No. 31, Long-wharf. 
Thoreau and Phillips, store No. 45, Long wharf. 
Townsend Isaac, watch-maker, Cornhill. 
Turell Samuel, watch-maker, State-street. 
Taylor John, shop-keeper, Long-wharf, house Purchase-street. 
Thayer Ziphion, upholsterer, No. 4, Cornhill. 
Thatcher Elisha, boarding-house, north side Town-dock. 
Thomas Isaiah and Co. printers & booksellers, No. 45, Newbury- 


Thayer Ephraim, wheelwright, Orange-street. 
Thayer Obadiah, jun Orange-street. 
Tyler Thomas, West- India store, Orange-street, 
Trench John, house-wright, Essex-street. 
Ticknor Elisha, school-master, Pleasant-street. 
Trask David, truckman, Nassau- street. 
Thayer Moses, taylor and stay-maker, Pond-street. 
Thompson James, collector, Essex-street. 


Thompson Benjamin, gentleman, Orange-street. 

Tileston Thomas, house-wright, Purchase-street. 

Tilestou John, Flounder-alley. 

Tate James, hair-dresser, Purchase-street. 

Tildeii David, merchant, Battery-march-street. 

Tuckerman Isaac, innholder, Common-street. 

Tucker James, blacksmith & farrier, School-street. 

Todd William, house-wright, Pitts lane. 

Tidd Mrs. retailer, Middle-street. 

Tudor William, Esq ; house and office Court-street. 

Thacher Peter, Rev. Court-street. 

Tuffts John, innholder, and livery stable, Wings-lane. 

Townsend David, physician, Southack's- court. 

Tidd Jacob, distiller, in Distill house-square. 

Taylor John, mariner, Fish-street. 

Townsend Shippie, block-maker, Cross-street, shop Barrett's- 

wharf , two wharves below the Drawbridge Ann-street. 
Treeman John, ship-wright, Ship-street. 
Townsend Andrew, jun. carpenter, Middle-street. 
Trench O. Beale, boat-builder, Ship-street. 
Thomas Gershom, house-carpenter, Back-street. 
Tuckerman Edward, baker, Orange-street. 
Townsend Samuel, block-maker, Prince-street. 
Tileston John, school-master, Prince street. 
Thompson Thomas, store W. India goods, &c. Prince-street, 

near Charles-River Bridge. 
Tate William, shop-keeper Fish-street. 
Tillit Ann, gentlewoman, Prince-street. 

Tucker and Smith, block and pump-makers, head of Long wharf. 
Thwing James, baker, Water-street. 
Truman William, caulker, Prince-street. 
Tyler Edward, Capt. Middle-street. 
Thompson William, Charter-street. 
Townshend Andrew, carpenter, Friend-street. 
Tuttle Turrell, mason, Cross-street. 
Tuckerman Elias, painter, North-street. 
Truman Thomas, caulker, Lynde-street. 
Tilden Joseph, Capt. Milk- street. 
Tudor John, Esq ; Fish-street. 
Tidmash Nathaniel, house-wright, Fish-street. 
Thomas Elias, sail-maker, Fish-street. 
Tuckerman John, baker, Eliot-street. 
Todd Samuel, house-wright, Cold-lane. 
Townsend Judith, shop-keeper, Middle-street. 
Thayer Cornelius, gentleman, Court-street. 


Uran Thomas, ship-joiner, Milk-street. 

Uran Joseph, ship-joiner, near Barrett's wharf, Ann-street. 

Underwood John, carpenter, Middle-street. 

202 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 


Vincent Ambrose, ganger, Vincent-alley. 

Viall John, hackney-coach at Capt. Swan's, near the Mill-bridge. 

Vincent Benjamin, W. India goods store, No. 46, Marlborough- 


Vose Josiah, truckman, Back-street. 
Vose Isaac, cabinet-maker, Orange -street. 
Vose Spencer, currier, Newbury-street. 
Vinall John, school-master, West-street, house next below Gov. 


Venere Ede, sexton, Wheeler's point. 
Vose William, wharfinger, Battery-m arch-street. 
Vila James, bunch of grapes tavern, State-street. 
Vernon Stephen, Hanover-street. 
Vernum Mr. house-carpenter, Middle-street. 
Vaughan Samuel, cooper, Dagget's-lane. 
Vernon Mrs. retailer, Kilby-street. 


White William, merchant, Merchant's-row. 

Wainwright Peter, merchant, No. 14, Merchant's-row. 

Witherle Joshua and Co. copper-smiths, house Washington-street, 
shop in Kilby-street. 

Whipple William, hair-dresser. No. 33, Marlborough-street. 

West David, book-binder and stationer, No. 36, Marlborough- 

White Calvin, live^-stable, No. 37 Marlborough-street. 

Wells Arnold, jun. shop-keeper, No. 19, Cornhill. 

Welch William, slop-shop, No. 41, State-street. 

Williams William, mathematical-instrument maker, head of Long- 
wharf, house in Quaker-lane. 

Whipple Joseph, physician and surgeon, Orange-street. 

Winnek John, saddler, No. 8, south-side State-street. 

Whitwell Samuel, hard-ware store, corner of Union and Ann- 

Ward Joseph, land-office, State-street, house south Latin School- 

White Isaac, tallow chandler, No. 43, State-street. 

West and Barton, merchants, No. 25, Long- wharf. 

Williams Robert, jun. merchant, No. 35 Long-wharf. 

Whall William, smith and bell-hanger, KiJ by-street. 

Wild Ebenezer and Daniel, shop-keepers, Merchant's-row. 

Whittington, William, sign of the roe-buck, Fish-lane, near the 

Wise John, taylor, New-Boston. 

Walcutt Benjamin, baker, Purchase-street. 

White James, book-seller and stationer, at Franklin's Head, in 

Warren John, physician, South-Latin School-street, next Crom- 
well's Head. 

Winship and Bradlee, store Market- square. 


Wallis Samuel, W. I. goods, store No. 1, north-side Town-dock. 

Wild Elisha, taylor, north-east corner of the market, house in 

Wild Abraham and Co. store Town-dock. 

Wentworth Abraham, shop-keeper, Marshall' s-lane. 

Wells Thomas, wine-broker, old south cellar. 

Woart John, sign of green dragon, Union-street. 

Welch Joseph, cordwainer, Newbury-street. 

Woodward Warham, West-India goods store, No. 26 Newbury- 

Waldo John, shop-keeper, Newbury-street. 

Wingate Paine, clock and watch-maker, Newbury-street. 

Wheeler Nathaniel, taylor, Orange-street. 

W heeler Josiah, honsewright. 

Wheeler Benjamin, shop-keeper, No. 60, Newbury-street. 

Webb Samuel, book-binder, Orange-street. 

Wheeler James, chaise-maker, Eliot-street. 

West Samuel, Rev. Nassau-street. 

White Ebenezer, house-wright, Winter-street. 

Walley Thomas, Esq ; merchant, Federal -street. 

Wakefield James, painter, Milk-street. 

Wallock Moses A. gentleman, Essex-street. 

Willis Charles, sail-maker, Hancock's wharf, house head of Par- 
son's wharf. 

Williams Jacob, merchant, Federal-street. 

Webber and Page, ship-carpenters, Oliver's-dock. 

Wakefield Benjamin, painter and glazier, Milk-street. 

Wendell Isaac, wheel-wright, Wing's-lane. 

Williams Samuel, merchant, No. 12, Long-wharf. 

Waters Ebenezer, chair-maker, Orange-street. 

Wales Nathaniel, wharfinger, Orange-street. 

White Anne, mantua-maker, Middle-street. 

Windship Amos, ph} T sician and apothecary, Hanover-street, near 
the Mill-bridge. 

Whittemore Joseph, cooper, Purchase-street. 

Winslow Isaac, merchant, Sudbury-street. 

Wiswall Oliver, house-wright, Hawkin's-street. 

Williams Jeremiah, merchant, opposite east end Faneuil-Hall. 

Webster Bedford, druggist, three doors below the Drawbridge, 

Wells Thomas, vintner, four doors north of the Drawbridge, Ann- 

Williams Jonathan, merchant, Ann-street. 

Waine Benjamin, taylor, Ann-street. 

Webb Barnabas, retailer, Ann-street. 

Williams Charles, collector, Sudbury-street. 

Weld Jonathan, West-India goods store, Fish-street. 

Weld Edward, shop-keeper, Fish-street. 

White Joseph, pi inter, Prince-street. 

White Ebenezer, taylor, Fish-street. 

White James, cordwainer, Fish-street. 

Williston I), mariner, Middle-street. 

204 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

Williams James, cordwainer, North square. 

"Welch Jonas, miller & chocolate grinder, Prince street. 

William Williams, hatter, Ann-street. 

Whitman Thomas, caulker, Prince-street. 

Woodward Ebenezer, cooper, Woodward's-wharf. 

Wheelwright Job, cooper, Oliver's-dock, house in Atkinson-street. 

Woods William, baker, starch and hair powder maker, Water- 

Whelen James, lemmon-dealer, Ann-street. 

Williams Robert, shop-keeper, Oliver's-dock. 

Waters Josiah, distiller, Essex-street, dwelling house, Newbury- 

Wheelwright John, merchant, Doan's wharf. 

White William, jun. tobacconist, Kilby-street. 

Weldman black-smith, Kilby-street. 

White Samuel, boarding-house and truckman, Cross-street. 

Walcutt widow, school-mistress, Purchase-street. 

Woodman Abigail, stay-maker & man-taylor, Creek-lane. 

Winter Stephen, carpenter, Back-street. 

Weare John, Town-crier, Eliot-street. 

Weare John, jun. carpenter and stove frame-maker, Eliot-street. 

Williams Foster John, Capt. Leverett's-lane. 

White Benjamin, house-wright, Bennet-street. 

Wakefield Mary, retailer, Middle-street. 

Warner Daniel, labourer, Sheaf-street. 

Wheeler Mary, mantua-maker, West-street. 

Walker Ezekiel, mason, Dagget's-lane. 

Wyre Robert, distiller, Fish-street, distill-house Orange-street. 

Whitman Edward, retailer, Prince-street. 

Winslow Mrs. shop-keeper, Ann-street. 

Watts Ebenezer, taylor, Hanover-street. 

Wells Ebenezer, sail-maker, Moore's wharf, house Cold-lane. 

Welch Hezekiah, ship-wright, Pitts-lane. 

Whitney Samuel, Constable, Pitts-lane. 

Winthrop John, merchant, Cambridge-street. 

Waldo widow, Court-street. 

Whitwell Mrs. boarding-house, Brattle-square. 

Wheeler Jonathan, South-street. 

Wyer Mrs. opposite rope-walk, Milk-street. 

Wendell Oliver, Esq ; Oliver's- lane. 

Winiiet John, accomptant, Bowdoin-square. 

Whitraarsh Nehemiah, wharfinger, house in Eliot's-street, wharf 
south end. 

White William, well-digger, Essex-street. 

Welsh John, iron-monger, Union-street. 

W r hite John, Esq ; Scarlet' s-wharf lane. 

Welsh Thomas, physician, Sudbury street. 

Waie Simeon, house-wright & boarding-house, Pierce's-alley. 

Wyman William, leather-dresser and breeches-maker, Orange- 

Walker Spencer, taylor, Court-street. 

Wilder John, Ia3'lor, Orauge-strret. 




John Avery, jun. Esq ; office in the Province-House, in the room 
adjoining the Council-Chamber. 


Alexander Hodgdon, Esq ; office in the room under the Council- 

Richard Devens, Esq ; office in Kilby-street. 

Leonard Jarvis, Esq : office at his house South-street. 


Thomas Melvill, Esq; office Market-square. 

Hon. James Lovell, Esq ; Office Market-square. 

'6 ) 

Farrington, j De P" ties - 

Mr. John Rice 
Mr. Thomas 

Commissary of Pensioners for Massachusetts. 
John Lucas, Esq ; office at his house in Orange-street. 

Continental LOAN-OFFICER. 
Nathan Appleton, Esq ; office in Atkinson street. 


Ezekiel Price, Esq ; office on the floor of the State-house. 
Mr. Henry Allyne, office in State-street. 

Peter Boyer, Esq. office in the room over the Council-Chamber. 


Charles dishing, Esq ; ) office on the floor of the State- 

John Tucker, Esq. j house. 

William Cooper, Esq. Town-Clerk and Register of Wills, office 
in the Court-House. 


Joseph Gardner, Esq ; Bennct-street. 
Joseph Greenleaf, Esq ; Wing's-lane. 
James Sullivan, Esq; Court- street. 
Thomas Crafts, Esq ; near old brick meeting-house. 
Samuel Barrett, Esq ; Hanover- street. 

206 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 

George R. Minot, Esq ; Spring-lane 
William Wetmore, Esq ; State-street. 
John Avery, Esq; Newbury-street, 
Edward Gray, Esq ; Court-street. 
James Hughes, Esq ; Court-street. 


Hon. Robert T. Paine, Attorney-General, Milk-street. 

John Lowell, Esq. office in the Court-House. 

James Sullivan, Esq ; Cambridge-street. 

Benjamin Hichborn, Esq ; 

William Tudor, Esq ; Court-street. 

Perez Morton, Esq ; State-street. 

William Wetmore, Esq ; State-street. 


Practising at the Supreme Judicial Court. 
Thomas Edwards, Middle-street, office Court-street. 
Israel Keith, Court-street. 
Jonathan Mason, jun. office Court-street. 
Edward H. Robbins, State-street. 

Christopher Gore, office State-street, house Bowdoin's-square. 
Thomas Dawes, jun. office State-street, house Summer-street. 
James Hughes, Court-street. 
Rufus Green Amory, office Court-street. 

George R. Minot, office at his house Spring-lane, head of Water- 

Joseph Hall, jun. office Court-street, house Summer-street. 
Edward Sohier, No. 47, Newbury-street. 
Harrison Gray Otis, office Court-street, house Bowdoin's-square. 

ATTORNEYS, practising at the Common Pleas. 

Edward Gray, office Court-street. 

Thomas Crafts. 

Thomas Williams, office in the Court-House. 


James Pecker, Hanover-street, corner of Friend's-street. 

James Lloyd, Tremont-street. 

Thomas Bulfinch, Bowdoin's-square. 

Samuel Danforth, Tremont-street. 

Isaac Rand, Middle-street, just below Cross-street. 

Charles Jarvis, Common-street. 

Lemuel Hay ward, Newbury-street, opposite the White Horse. 

Thomas East, Fish-street, near North-square. 

David Townsend, Southack's-Conrt. 

J. Warren, S. Latin School-street, next Cromwell's head. 

Thomas Welsh, Sudbury-street, near Concert-hall. 

William Eustis, Sudbury-street, near the Mill-pond. 


John Romans, No. 6 Marlborough-street. 
John Sprague, jun. Federal-street. 

Nathaniel W. Appleton, South-Latin School-street, near the Stone- 

Joseph Whipple, Orange-street. 
Aaron Dexter, Milk-street, opposite Rope-walk. 
Abijah Cheever, Hanover-street. 
William Spoon er, Cambridge-street. 
John Fleet, Milk-street. 
Amos Windship, Hanover-street. 
Robert Rogerson, Ship-street. 
Alexander Abercroinbie Peters, Marlborough-street. 

Massachusetts BANK. 

Hon. William Phillips, Esq ; President, Beacon-street. 
Jonathan Mason, Esq ; Coruhill, 
Thomas Russell, Esq ; Summer-street, 
Thomas Dawes, Esq ; Purchase-st. 

Christopher Gore, Esq ; Bowdoin's-sq. 


Mr. Thomas Walley, Federal-street, 
Mr. Benjamin Green, Orange-street, 
Jona. Mason, jun. Esq ; Newbury-st. 
Mr. Peter Roe Dalton, Dalton-street, 

Peter Roe Dalton, Cashier. 

N.B. Business done every day in the year (except Sundays, 
celebration of Independence, Christmas, Commencement, Election, 
publick Thanksgivings and Fasts) from ten o'clock, A.M. to one, 
P.M, and from three o'clock to five, P.M. 

A List of the Names and places of Abode, of all the Men belong- 
ing to the different Engines in the town. 


William Brown, Captain, Prince-street. 

James Bobbins, Middle-street. 

Orcut Shaw, Ship-street. 

Newbury Clough, North- Writing School-lane. 

William Dyer, Ship-street. 

William Alexander, 

Elijah Swift, Henchman' s-lane. 

William Capen, Ship-street. 

Larrabee Edes, Thornton' s-lane. 

John Lambard, Thornton' s-lane. 

Elijah Swift, jun. Lynn-street. 

John Hutchinson, Cops-hill. 

Richard Richardson, Charter-street. 

Charles Willis, Ship-street. 

Micah Orcutt, Charter-street. 

208 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150, 

Zachariah Hall, Middle-street. 
Samuel White, Cross-street. 
Robert Allcock, Ship-street. 
Edward Bell, Back-street. 


Joab Hunt, Captain, Charter-street. 
William Darricott, Charter-street. 
John Cades, Charter-street. 
Gibbens Bouve, Prince-street. 
Nathaniel Nattage, Prince-street. 
James Freeland, Ann-street. 
Jacob Clow, Ann-street. 
Benjamin Barns, Ann-street. 
William Lait, Middle-street. 
Seth Webber, Middle- street. 
Thomas Page, Salutation-alley. 
John Richardson, Salem-street. 
Robert Partridge, Salem-street. 


Elias Robertson, Captain, Salem-street. 

John Robertson, Salem-street. 

David Greenleaf, Salutation-alley. 

Nathaniel Tidmash, Fish-street. 

William Minzies, Ship-street. 

James Francis, Back-street. 

Ebenezer Chandler, Scarlet' s-wharf-lane. 

Tliomas Richardson, Salem-street. 

Benjamin Abrahams, Charter-street. 

William Bell, Clarke 1 s-street. 

Nathaniel Hyler, Middle-street. 

Benjamin West, North- Writing School-lane. 

John Hooton, Prince-street. 

Francis Booth, Prince- street. 

Jacob Hyler, North- Writing School-lane. 


Joseph WJiittemore, Captain, Purchase-street. 

Samuel Sumner, Back-street. 

Joseph Urann, Ann-street. 

Jonathan Seargent, Cold-lane. 

George Jeffers, Federal-street. . 

John Gamel, William? s-court. 

William Tucker man, Kilby -street. 

James Barber. 

William Nickels, State-street. 

William Baker, Federal- street. 

Edward Allen, MarshnlVs-lane. 

Thomas Urann, NewelV s-wharf. 



Timothy Pease, jun. Captain, Olivers-lane. 
Theodore Dehon, /State-street. 
William Rice, Short-street. 
Edward Mannin^ Friend-street. 
Nathaniel Glover, Nassau-street. 
Charles More, Battery March-street. 
James Cleverly, Buttery March-street. 
Philip Wentworth, Essex-street. 
James Trask, Essex-street. 
Jonathan Trask, Essex-street. 
Jonathan Stoddard, Center-street. 
Bradock Loring. 

ENGINE No. \1. 

George Ridgway, Captain, Lynde-street. 

William Rouse, North-square. 

George Nowel, Barton' s-point. 

David J((cobs North-square. 

Matthew Nazro, Temple-street, 

Daniel Brown, Sheridan's-lane. 

James Ridgway, Water-street. 

Elijah Caswell, South Latin school-street. 

Joseph Daniels, Hanover-street. 

Robert Newman, Salem-street. 

Joseph Hitchings, Cold-lane. 

Samuel Weeks, Ann-street. 

Hugh Cargill, Cambridge-street. 

Daniel Gealey, Lever ett's-street. 


Edmund Ranger, Captain, Purchase-street. 

Thomas Applelon, Pond-street. 

Joel Gushing, Purchase-street. 

Benjamin Horton, Short-street. 

Joshua Bracket, South-Latin School-street. 

Samuel Jenkins, Purchase-street. 

John Bulfinch, Back-street. 

Nathaniel Jenkins, Purchase-street. 

John Neat, Back-street. 

Steven Winter, Back-street. 

John Moies, Milk-street. 

William Appleton, Prince-street. 

James Tucker, School-street. 

Henry Davisan, Salutation-alley. 

Joseph Francis, Purchase-street. 

Oliver Wiswall* Hawkin's-street. 

Victor Blair, Lynn-street. 

William Mock, Newbury -street. 

Edmund Dolbeare, Frog-lane. 

210 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 


Joseph Lowing, Captain, No. 49, State-street. 

Robert Robinson, Essex-street. 

John Fenno,jun. Orange-street. 

Abijah Crane, Nassau-street. 

Joseph Pay son, Foster' s-wharf. 

Ephraim Thayer, Orange-street. 

Josiah Wheeler, Orange-street. 

Samuel Sprague, Orange-street. 

Joseph Sprague, Orange-street. 

Enoch May, Nassau street. 

John Spear, Orange-street. 

Samuel Adams, Eliot-street. 

Jeremiah Bridge, Washington-street. 

Timothy Tileston, Pleasant-street. 


Nicholas Pearce, Captain, Orange-street. 
Christian Bruzier, jun. Frog-lane. 
William Fenno, Marlborough-sireet. 
Nathaniel Wheeler, Orange-street. 
Thomas Stowel, Orange-street. 
Jonathan Hunnewell, South-street. 
Philip Wild, Fish-street. 
Gidion French, Water-street. 
Rafus Tower, Orange- street. 
William Stevens, Newbury-street. 
William Hearsay, jun. Frog-lane. 
Ebenezer French, Milk-street. 
John Clark, Neucbury-street. 
William White, jun, Essex-street. 
Benjamin Fessenden, jun. Newbury- street. 
George Rex, Orange-street. 


Enoch James, Captain,. Back-street. 
James Tuksbury< Fish-street. 
James Worth, Spring -lane. 
Clement Collins, Fixh-street. 
John How, Back-street. 
Joseph Heminway, Ann-street. 
Thomas Lewis, Ann-street. 
Gersham Thomas, Back-ttreet. 
William Badger, Ann-street. 
Turin Tuttle, Cross-street. 
Jacob Polley, Prince-street. 
Elijah Dads, Ship-street. 
Joseph Calendar, Crois-street. 
Bartholomew Nason, Cross-street. 
John Wild. Crost-street. 



John Champney, Captain, Purchase-street. 

Jeffrey Richardson, Cow-lane. 

William Ellison, South-street. 

Levi Hersey, Atkinson-street. 

Nicholas Ferriter^ Sea street. 

Jireh HolbrooJc, Sea street. 

Joseph Blake, Purchase-street. 

Ezra Parmenter, Eliot-street. 

Samuel Hill, 

Ebenezer Hancock, Creek-lane. 

William Clouston, Atkinson-street. 

Peter Mclntoch, Cow-lane. 

John Denton, Summer street. 

John Taylor, Purchase-street. 

B. French, Milk-street. 

James Ferriter, 


Addoms Jonas, and Co. brokers, Slate-street. 

Boynton Richard, Esq ; Deputy-Sheriff, Marlborough-street. 

Coolidge Benjamin, master truckman, Bowdoin's-square. 

Dalton R, Peter, Dalton-street. 

Dash wood Samuel, shop-keeper, No. 5, Maryborough street. 

Dashwood Samuel, jun. painter and glazier, Marlboro'-street. 

Driver, Richard, boarding-house, Pierce's- alley. 

Drummond Andrew, cordwainer, Hancock's-wharf. 

Emmons Richard, hair-dresser, Center-street. 

Flinn Mrs. school-mistress, Rawson's-lane. 

Gill Moses, Hon. South-Latin School-street. 

Green and Cleverly, shop-keepers, Newbury- street. 

Graves Ebenezer, livery-stable, Exchange-lane. 

Gummer and Stone, manufacturers of nets, lines, and twine, Bar- 
ton's point. 

Hurd John, Esq ; insurance office, State-street. 

Hichborn Benjamin Esq ; office State-street. 

Homans John, physician, No. 6, Marlborough-street. 

Homer Michael, bricklayer and mason, near Oliver's-dock, 
chimnies and cabbusses for vessels, built at the shortest 

Jarvis Benjamin and Philip, wines, and grocery, State-street. 

Jarvis Samuel, sugar house, South-street. 

Lloyd James, physician, Tremont-street. 

May field Edward, board iug-honse, Pierce's-alley. 

O'Donnell Ralph, well-digger, Hawkins-street. 

Peters Alexander Abercrombie, physician, No. 49 ', Marlborough- 

Prentiss Appleton, shopkeeper, No. 28, Cornhill. 

Perkins widow South-Latin School-street. 

Pease Timothy, fisherman, Federal-street. 

Salmon M. boarding house, Pierce's alley. 

212 CITY DOCUMENT No. 150. 


Billings William, musician, Newbury-street. 

Clarke Benjamin, merchant, Marlborough-street. 

Chessman John, blacksmith, shop Kilby-street, house Sudbury- 

Cruft Foster, cooper, Charter-street. 

Davis Robert and Joshua, West-India goods store, Washington- 

Davison Henry, taylor, and Engine-man, to No. 7, Cornhill. 

Emmes Nathaniel, gunsmith head of Hancock's wharf. 

Gray Edward, Practitioner at the Supreme Court. 

Gray William, merchant, No. 35, State-street. 

Harriss John, dry good store, No. 24, Cornhill. 

Hawes William, coach and chaise-maker, near the Friends Meet- 
ing-house, in Leveret's-lane. 

Otis Hannah, shop-keeper, No. 33, Marlboro'-street. 

Spear David, cooper, Leveret's-lane. 

Vinal John, shop-keeper, No. 1, Marlborough-street. 

Wild Samuel, West-India goods store, near the Town-Dock. 



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